Mrs. Shirley Elrod Thornton

  • Born: July 21, 1938
  • Died: November 4, 2016
  • Location: Winder, Georgia

Carter Funeral Home

265 Highway 211 NW
PO Box 934
Winder, GA 30680

Tel. (770) 867-1361

Tribute & Message From The Family

Mrs. Shirley Elrod Thornton, age 78, of Winder, Georgia passed away peacefully at her home on November 4, 2016. A Daughter of the late Arthur and Nettie Cook Elrod, she had resided in Barrow County for most of her life. Mrs. Thornton was a member of Pentecost United Methodist Church and was employed as a Clerk at Gold Kist/Southern States.
Surviving are Husband, Everette Thornton of Winder, Daughter and Son-in-law, Pamela and Eric Knisley of Winder, Son and Daughter-in-law, Hollis and Lynn Thornton of Hoschton, Daughter and Son-in-law, Melodie and Mike Johnson of Auburn, Grandchildren, Courtney Epps, Kira Thornton, Lindsey Knight, Levoy Knight, Zachary Knight, Stacy Knight, Cody Johnson and Nathan Johnson, Great Grandchildren, Malia Knight, Leighton Epps, and Brantley Johnson, Sister, Dink Sailors of Winder.
A Funeral Service will be held Sunday, November 6, 2016 at 2:00 P. M. from the Chapel of Carter Funeral Home with Rev. Dave Staton and Rev. Brian Davis officiating. The Family will receive friends Saturday from 5:00 P. M. until 8:00 P. M. at the funeral home. Flowers are welcomed or memorials may be made to Pentecost United Methodist Church, P. O. Box 46, Winder, Georgia 30680


Condolence & Memory Journal

Shirley was a wonderful friend and singing partner. Her whole family was a blessing to the Hitchcocks.

Posted by Nelson Hitchcock - Centerville, OH - Friend   November 03, 2018

Laverne and I were so sad to hear about Shirley. She was such a lovely person, and we will miss her. I am sure she is now singing in a choir in heavenyparb. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this difficult time.

Posted by Mel Hill - Athens - Friend   November 07, 2016

I'll always hold dear my fond memories of singing with Shirley, Pam and Melodie. My heart is breaking for your whole family.
You're in my prayers,

Posted by Chris Lobsinger - Athens, GA - Friend   November 05, 2016

I join many others who will dearly miss this fantastic person. She and her family became great friends of the Hitchcocks. Love to all.

Posted by Nelson (Hitch) Hitchcock - Centerville, OH - Friend   November 05, 2016

So sorry to learn of Mrs.Thornton's passing. You have our deepest sympathy and we will be lifting you and the family up in prayer. Eddie Christian and Jane Burgess

Posted by Jane Burgess - Anderson, SC - Friend   November 05, 2016