WINDER - Lillian W. Thornton, 63, died Thursday, July 5, 2012, at her residence.
A lifelong resident of Barrow County, she was the daughter of the late Royce Jackson and Corrine Sauls Wheeler. She was preceded in death by a sister, Jean Wheeler. Mrs. Thornton was a member of Union Baptist Church and was employed as office manager at Barrow Memorial Gardens.
Survivors include her husband, Donald Thornton, Winder; daughter, Kathy Cater, Ball Ground; stepsons, Mickey Thornton and Scott Thornton, both of Winder; brothers, Billy and Jerry Wheeler, both of Winder; two grandchildren, Alexandra Cater and Samuel Cater; and two step-grandchildren, Katie and Kerianne Thornton.
Funeral services will be held Sunday July 8, at 2 p.m. from Union Baptist Church with the Rev. Rudy Camp officiating. Burial will be in the Barrow Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Saturday, July 7, from 1:30 to 3 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m.
Carter Funeral Home, Winder, is in charge of arrangements.