Eldon Fountain Thornton Faison Eldon Fountain Thornton, 88, died Thursday, April 13, 2017, at home. He was preceded in death by his parents, Langdon and Eula Casey Thornton; brother Bromley Thornton, and sister, Miriam Thornton Gore. A memorial service to celebrate his life was held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 15, 2017, at Faison Presbyterian Church. He is survived by his wife of fifty-six years, Jane McLeod Thornton; children, June Thornton Kolakowski (Troy) of Dunn; Allan Thornton (Laura) of Faison, and Nancy Thornton Hobbs (Mike) of Greenwood, SC; son-in-law, Royce King; brother, Robert "Bobby" Thornton, and sister, Harriett Thornton Hobbs of Clinton and nine grandchildren, Lydia and Perry King, Elizabeth, Anna Lee, and Callie Thornton, and Hannah, Sarah, Rebekah, and Ethan Hobbs. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Faison Presbyterian Church, PO Box 160, 209 N. Church Street, Faison, NC. Arrangements made by Crumpler-Honeycutt Funeral Home, Clinton, NC.
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