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June 12, 1925 – Sept. 29, 2021

Funeral services for Myrtle L. Thornton, 96, a native of Smithdale, were held at 11 a.m., Monday, Oct. 4, 2021, at Sharkey Funeral Home in Summit with Brother Lindeal Greer officiating. Interment was in Temple Hill Church of Christ Cemetery in Smithdale.

Visitation was held from 9 a.m., until the time of service on Monday, Oct. 4 at Sharkey Funeral Home.

She was born to James Harvey Durham Sr., and Rena Nettles Durham on June 12, 1925, and passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2021, at her daughter’s residence in Summit. She was a life-long member of Temple Hill Church of Christ.

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Sharkey Funeral Home of Summit was in charge of arrangements.

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