St James United Methodist
4400 Peachtree-Dunwoody Rd NE
Atlanta, GA 30342
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THORNBERRY, Hugh Riley Mr. Hugh Riley Thornberry, age 94, of Atlanta, GA died on December 25, 2017. He was a native of Livermore, KY. Hugh is preceded in death by his wife of 41 years, Dorothy Frierson Thornberry and by his parents, Helen Riley and Hugh Davidson Thornberry. After serving as a flight engineer and navigator in the Army Air Corp during World War II, he earned a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Purdue University in 1948 and returned to Purdue for his MBA, graduating in 1957. Hugh was employed for 38 years with Southern Bell/Bell South/AT&T, retiring as the District Manager of Revenue Requirements in 1986. He was a member of the Masonic Grand Lodge of Kentucky in Livermore, KY, Kosair Knights Templar in Owensboro, KY, a 20 year volunteer with Boy Scouts of America Troop 268 in Chamblee, GA, and a longtime member of St. James United Methodist Church in Atlanta. Survivors include daughter Suzi Willis of Williamsport, TN (husband Phil Graham); daughter Mary Minchew of Roswell, GA (husband Jeffrey); son Mark Thornberry of Moab, UT; three grandchildren, Shannon Bennett (husband Matt), Jordan Minchew, Emily Minchew; 4 great grandchildren, Delilah, Ocean, Scarlet, and Glory Bennett; and brother in law and sister in law, Lloyd Frierson and Sara Beth Frierson of Plant City, FL, and several nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, January, 13, 2018 at 1:00p.m. at St. James United Methodist Church, 4400 Peachtree Dunwoody Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30342. Dr. John Simmons officiating. The family will receive friends in the church parlor immediately following the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to St. James United Methodist Church, Atlanta, GA or The Boy Scouts of America.
Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Jan. 7, 2018
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