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Mr. Plummer Thorne Jr., 71, of Hopewell, departed this life Monday, July 7, at the VCU Medical Center.

A native of Hopewell, Va., he was the son of the late Plummer Sr. and Betty Thorne. He was a 1959 Honor's Graduate of Carter G. Woodson High School. He was employed by Allied Chemical and a member of Friendship Baptist Church.

Plummer was preceded in death by three brothers, Lindell, Albert and Charles Thorne.

He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Dorothy Thorne; five children, Denise Rose, Sonya Tuberville (Daryl), Natalie Jones (George), Marvin Thorne (Camellia) and Ricardo Thorne; seven grandchildren, Krysti Webb, Marcal Thorne, Dominique Cabral, Fiero Johnson, Key'Era Winsotn, Kaia Thorne and Jordan Tuberville; eight great-grandchildren; five sisters, Evangeline Brown, Iris Collins (Roscoe), Doreatha Jackson, Glenda Hayes (Ronald Sr.) and Betty Waller (Marvin); two brothers, Wallace Thorne (Juanita) and Angelo Thorne (Juanita); five sisters-in-law, Delores Thorne, Jeraldine Thorne, Mary Blanding, Rosa Blanding and Partricia Robinson; four brothers-in-law, Anthony Taylor, Richard Taylor, Ulysses Blanding and Jerome Robinson; and a host of devoted cousins, nieces, nephews and friends, among them two devoted, Berkley James and Paul Reid.

A funeral service will be held noon Saturday, July 12, at the Friendship Baptist Church, Hopewell. The interment will be held at the Dinwiddie Memorial Park.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the staff of the Turner-Bland Funeral Home, Hopewell. For more information or to leave a condolence, please visit our website at Bland Enterprises Inc.
Published in The Progress-Index from July 8 to July 10, 2014
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