Doris Thornton, 79, of Surrency, died Monday, Oct. 24, 2011 at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Savannah. Doris was born Oct. 19, 1932 in Appling County to the late Joseph Ruel Thornton and the late Mamie Gertrude Beverly. She was a lifelong member of Surrency Baptist Church. Miss Thornton taught the ladies Sunday school class for many years and was retired from Georgia Forestry Division for 34 years. She was preceded in death by a sister, Dollie Sapp.
Survivors include numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews and a sister, Viola Powell of Lumber City.