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Matthew Thornton

Matthew Thornton
June 17, 1957 – Jan. 22, 2024
Matthew Thornton, 66, of Ruth, died Jan. 22, 2024, at Southwest Medical Center in McComb. He was born June 17, 1957, in Walthall County to the late Malcus Thornton and Gladys Jenkins.
He attended school in the North Pike School District and was a member of Pleasant Valley Church of God in Christ.
He enjoyed working his yard, keeping the grass cut and taking care of his garden. He enjoyed sitting on his back porch playing his guitar. Thornton was an excellent carpenter.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his siblings: Albert, Clydell, L.C., Lavelle Thornton and Willie Mae Riley.
Survivors are his siblings: Charles (Celeste) Thornton, L.J. (Sabrina) Thornton, Louis James Thornton, Malcolm (Sylvia) Thornton, Artis Thornton, Molly (Bill) Brendt, Addie Mae Robinson, and Wylena Thornton.
Funeral services were Jan. 27 2024, at Pleasant Valley COGIC, Eld. Jones officiating with interment in Pleasant Valley COGIC Church Cemetery.
Craft-Dillon Funeral Home in McComb was in charge of the arrangements. Share condolences online at

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