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Peggy "Janie" Jane (McClendon) Thornton

October 6, 1939 ~ December 13, 2023 (age 84) 84 Years Old

Peggy "Janie" Thornton Obituary

Funeral services for Peggy Jane “Janie” Thornton, 84, of Edgewood, TX, will be held at 10:00 am on Monday, December 18, 2023, at Hiett’s LyBrand Funeral Home in Wills Point, Texas. Burial will follow at Smyrna Cemetery in Emory, Texas.   The family will receive friends and family at a viewing on Sunday, December 17, 2023, from 3pm-5pm.

Janie passed away peacefully on December 13, 2023, after a lengthy battle with Alzheimer’s Disease.

Peggy Jane McClendon was born on October 6, 1939, in Madill, Oklahoma, to parents Marvin Kelly McClendon and Aletha Pearline Bradbeary McClendon.  She was raised in Madill, Oklahoma and was very proud of where she was from.  She later moved to the Oak Cliff area of Texas where she attended school.  Janie married early in life and was blessed with her three children, Larry Norman, Michael Norman, and Theresa Norman-Atteberry.  She later re-married Edgar Thornton on October 25, 1979, and gained four step-children, Vicki, David, Kay, and Russell.  They raised their children in Desoto and then made the move to Edgewood in 1989. Janie was employed as a teller for Desoto Bank, Guaranty Bank, and American National Bank in Canton. She loved to tell the story of how singer Charlie Pride was her banking manager at one time.  After she retired from the banking industry, Janie worked as a greeter in the garden center at Walmart in Canton for a short time. Janie was a member of the Round’em Up Cowboy Church in Wills Point, Texas. She loved quilting and sewing. She especially loved to make doll clothing.   

She is preceded in death by her parents, Marvin and Aletha McClendon; brother, William Dee McClendon; sisters, Novareese McClendon and Patsy McClendon; granddaughter, Amy Diane Atteberry and numerous aunts and uncles.

Janie is survived by her wonderful best friend and husband, Edgar Thornton of Edgewood, TX; sons, Larry Norman of Rockwall, TX, and Michael Norman of Duncanville, TX; daughter, Theresa Atteberry of Fruitvale, TX; step-children, David Thornton of Edgewood, TX, Kay (Aaron) Johnson of Itasca, TX, Vicki Mihelic of Las Vegas, NV, and Russell (Cheryl) Thornton of Grand Prairie, TX.  Grandchildren, Michael (Mirka) Norman, Jr., Charlie Lewis, Shannon Rogers, Jeff Ferguson, Larry Norman, Jr., Ashley (Amanda) Norman, James (Chelsea) Atteberry, Chad (Renee) Norman, Brian (Rachel) Thornton, Krystle (Lance) Hoop, Traci Thornton, and Elizabeth (Trevor) Harmon, and 19 great-grandchildren, whom she would want listed by name:  Mikey, Mila, Marleigh, Kaylea, Katelyn, Graceynn, Baileynn, Huck, Doc, Garrett, Townes, Peyton, Bryce, Jasee, Presley, Logan, Mary-Margaret, Ransom, and Reed.

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December 17, 2023

3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Hiett's LyBrand Funeral Home
1701 Goodnight Blvd
Wills Point, TX 75169

Funeral Service
December 18, 2023

10:00 AM
Hiett's LyBrand Funeral Home
1701 Goodnight Blvd
Wills Point, TX 75169


Smyrna Cemetery
439 County Road 1308
Emory, TX 75440


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