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Cora Lee Thonton of Petrolia


Cora Lee Thonton, 90, of Petrolia, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 15, 2012, in Henrietta.

Cora Lee Thonton

Graveside Services will be held Wednesday, Jan. 18, at 10:00 a.m. in the Petrolia Cemetery, Petrolia,with Roland Jones of Denton officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Davis Funeral Home of Henrietta.

Mrs. Thonton was born April 15, 1921 in Byers to William and Viola (Sanders) Wright. She married Elmer Thonton May 14, 1941 in Walters, Okla. She was a housewife and a member of the Methodist church.

She is preceded in death by husband Elmer Thonton; and three brothers, Kenneth Jones, Johnny Jones, and Nolan Jones.

She is survived by two sons, Ronald Thonton and wife Carol of Odessa, and Roger Thonton and wife Susan of Wichita Falls; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 7 -8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 17, at the Davis Funeral Home in Henrietta.

Memorials may be made to the Petrolia Cemetery Association at P.O. Box 445 Petrolia, Texas 76377.


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