Born: Wednesday Feb 12, 1969

Died: Friday Nov 16, 2018


Paul Russell Thornton, III

February 12, 1969 - November 16, 2018

Paul "Rusty" Russell Thornton III, age 49 of 607 Franklin Drive, Apt. C, Eden, NC  passed away on Friday evening November 16, 2018 at his home.

A funeral service will be held 1 pm Monday at Leaksville Moravian Church  with burial to follow at  Ridgeview Memorial Gardens.  Following the service the family will host a reception at the Morehead - Fair House next to Fair Funeral Home. 

Rusty was born February 12, 1969 in Eden.  He was a graduate of Rockingham High School but had also attended Morehead High School. He was employed at Miller-Coors Brewing. He was an avid hunter and sportsman. He enjoyed NASCAR and Pittsburgh Steelers. He was a member of Leaksville Moravian Church.

Preceding him in death was a sister, Angela Law and grandparents, and aunts, Marjery Moore and Elizabeth Ann Key.

Surviving are wife Anna Hall Thornton of the home; stepchildren, Brandon & Brianna Joyce; mother, Irene Moore Law and husband Wallace; father, Russell Thornton Jr. and wife Iris; sister, Pamela Craig and husband Jeff; niece, Logan Craig and nephew Cody Craig; stepsister, Lynn Griffin, stepniece, Katie Griffin, special aunt, Sylvia Terry; brother - cousin, Jimmy Terry and wife Dana; special friends, Dennis and Laverne Caudle.

The family will receive friends on Sunday evening from 6 - 8 pm at Fair Funeral Home Chapel.

 

Memorial contributions to Leaksville Moravian Church, 712 McConnell Street, Eden, NC 27288.

 

Online condolences may be offered to the family at www.fairfuneralhome.com



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Russell, I am praying for you and your family in the loss of Rusty. I know what you are going through but just remember God has a plan for everyone. Know that he is wrapped in the arms of our Lord and has no more pain.
Margaret Wray

I am so sorry for your loss Anna. Praying for you and his family Love you.
Thomas J Hall

Sincere condolences at this time. I am recovering from surgery so am unable to attend any services. My prayers are with the family.
Rachel Martin

Dear Anna, Irene, Pam, Russell & family, We are heartbroken to hear of the passing of such a dear and special friend. Rusty fought his battle with such dignity. He was such an inspiration to ALL who knew him and what he was going through. We are praying for God to give you peace, strength and an understanding above all in this difficult journey ahead. We know he is no longer in pain, no longer suffering and has a new body in the MOST GLORIOUS PLACE of all. I know that precious sister, Angie was there to meet him at the gates of Heaven. Rusty will be dearly missed by us and LOVED forever and always. Sincerely, Arlene Murray Wade Leon Murray
Arlene Wade

I am so very sorry for this precious loss. I pray for God’s peace to carry you through.
Janis Tucker

I can’t put into words how sorry we are for your loss. I can’t hardly wrap my head around this. Anna and Irene, I hope you both find peace soon. You’ll be in my prayers. I’m going to try to come in. If you don’t see me in next couple days, you’ll see me soon and know I’m thinking of you and Rusty! Love to you all, Mike and April Walker
April Walker

Sorry for your loss, Rus
Joe Zanetti

Logan,Irene,Family,and friends, My heartfelt condolences goes out to the family and friends."Rusty" will be missed by so many!He will never be forgotten,may his soul rest in peace.May God give you each the peace that you seek and comfort you all.Praying for you all.
Melissa P Martin

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I know I haven’t seen you in long time! I was always praying for u. I remember as a child seeing u at big nannies aunt Irene for Christmas. Fly high angel gone but never forgotten. With Angie ,big Nannie, nannie and Moma.. no more pain! There will be pain here but I know you wouldn’t want that. Praying for all the family Your were a fighter like the rest of the family love u
Nicole joyner

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