Obituary for Donna Thornton

Norris Stevens

Donna Thornton, 85, of Pulaski passed away on Monday, February 27, 2022 at Lewis Gale Medical Center in Pulaski. She was born February 20, 1937 in Bland County, Virginia To the late Julius Beufort French and Caroline Winefred Beamer French. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by two brothers, Herbert French and JB French.

Donna is survived by her children, Lynn Walker (Mike), Preston Thornton (Mary); grandchildren: Alex Thornton (Allison), Tori Mintz (Jacob), Anna Thornton, Devin Cundiff, Daniel Thornton, Chandler Walker, John Walke, Bradley Walker; brother, John French; sister: Barbara Manuel; and loving lifetime friend, Walter Thornton.

Donna was a graduate of Radford College and went on to teach in the Pulaski County School System for 35 years. She was an outstanding member of her community serving in the Red Hat Society, Daughters of the American Revolution, as well as a member of Draper Methodist Church. Her impact on her family and friends was tremendous during her time on Earth.

A graveside service will be held on Saturday, March 4, 2023, at 2:00 PM at Newbern Cemetery in Dublin, Virginia. The family will receive friends at the home on Saturday from 12:00 PM until prior to the graveside service.