- Funeral service for Mr. Aeril Thornton, 83, will be Tuesday, July 15, 2014 at 2:00 pm at Radney-Smith Chapel with the Rev. Don Graves, Dr. Danny Courson and Doug Foster officiating. Mr. Thornton died Friday, July 11, 2014 at his residence. He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers and three sisters. He served 21 years and eight months in the U.S. Army as an Army Ranger, serving one tour in Korea and three tours in Vietnam. He received two bronze stars and a distinguished service medal. Mr. Thornton is survived by his wife, Dorothy Thornton, of Sylacauga; sons, Greg Thornton and wife, Brenda, of Sylacauga, Randall Thornton, and wife, Denise, of Saraland and Steve Thornton and wife, Nancy, of Sylacauga; sisters, Duane Conner of Cocoa, FL and Sandy Foster and husband, Doug, of Freeport, FL; six grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. Memorial messages may be sent to the family at www.radneysmith.com. Radney-Smith Funeral Home in Sylacauga, AL will direct the services.
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Radney-Smith Funeral Home
320 North Elm Avenue Sylacauga, AL 35150
Published in The Daily Home from July 13 to July 15, 2014