Fay Peacock Thornton, 87, went home to the Lord early Sunday with her family surrounding her. A native of Johnston County she was daughter to the late Cephus & Mary Mashburn Peacock. Fay retired from Dorthea Dix Hospital’s Dietary Department. She was preceded in death by husbands; John Nathan Noles and Calvin Thornton, a son; John Leroy Noles, siblings, Clarence, Marvin, Lidia Peacock and Lucille Knighton.
Funeral service 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, New Zealand Pentecostal Free Will Baptist Church, 5312 Meadowbrook Rd., Benson, NC with burial to follow in the Johnson Family Cemetery.
She is survived by her daughters; Julia McLamb (Donnie) of Benson, Sylvia Bailey (Ashley) of Zebulon, daughter-in-law, Sheryl Noles of Benson, grandchildren; John Louis McLamb (Christy), Amy Lynn Tyndall (Jamie), Lauren Bailey Barbour (Jonathan), Daniel & Nathan Bailey, great grandchildren; Johnathan, Dustyn, Dylan, & Taylor McLamb, Tyler & Jacoby Tyndall, Joseph Barbour, siblings, Evelyn Tucker, Shirley McRae, Doris Raynor, Linda Lee, Sue Dohm, J. C. Peacock, and John R. Lee.
Flowers welcomed or memorials may be made to Parkinson’s Research.
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Visitation 7:00–8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Strickland Funeral Home, 211 W. Third St., Wendell.
Arrangements by Strickland Funeral Home, Wendell, www.stricklandfuneralhomes.net