William A. Thorne, age 92, passed away Wednesday, April 3, 2013 in Whiteville, NC where he had resided the past five years.
Funeral services will be held 11:00 AM Saturday, April 6, 2013 in the chapel of McLaurin Funeral Home in Clayton with Reverend Dr. Steve Roy officiating. Interment will follow at Maplewood Cemetery.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army having served during World War II and retired from the Raleigh News & Observer with 35 years of service.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Marie Moore Thorne in 2005.
He is survived by two sons, Daniel M. Thorne of Whiteville and William G. Thorne of Charlotte; five grandchildren and four great grandchildren.
The family will receive friends from 10:00 AM until 11:00 AM Saturday, April 6, 2013 prior to the service at the funeral.
On-line condolences may be made to the family at www.mclaurinatpinecrest.com
Arrangements are with McLaurin at Pinecrest Memorial Park, Funerals & Cremations.