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Doris Ann Thornton

September 18, 1928 — January 10, 2021

Waynesville – Doris Trombley Beale Thornton, 92, of Waynesville, passed away Sunday morning (January 10, 2021) at her daughters’ residence after an extended illness.

She was born to the late Irene “Petit” Trombley and Emil Trombley on September 18, 1928. She is also preceded in death by John E. Beale, Sr., the father of her five children, a son: William Christopher Beale and a brother: Lewis Trombley.

She loved going to the beach and spending time with her family. She was a member of Little Memorial Baptist Church and loved by many.

She is survived by her 4 children and their spouses; Suzanne Beale Morgan (Ray), Debra Beale Crosby (Rick), Johnny Beale and Jimmy Beale, all of Waycross, her 10 grandchildren and their spouses; Laura Herrin (Benny), Lisa Shropshire (Don), Josh Cole (Gina), Stacey Davison (Anthony), Christy Bennett (Scott), Callie Beale Harper (Hunter), Jenny Beale Miller (Dusty), John Z. Beale, Jadan Beale, and Seth Beale, many great grandchildren & great great grandchildren. Also, several nieces, nephews, and a host of friends.

There will be a memorial service at a later date.

Arrangements are with Frye Funeral Home, Nahunta, GA.

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