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November 19, 1953 - March 25, 2017

Service Date: March 29, 2017

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Calvin Kearney Thorne

November 19, 1953 – March 25, 2017

Calvin Kearney Thorne, 63, of Bailey passed away Saturday. His funeral will be held at 6 p.m. Wednesday at Joyner’s Funeral Home, 4100 Raleigh Road Parkway, Wilson.  A Graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday in Bailey Town Cemetery, Bailey.  The Rev. Walter Blackman and Rev. Johnny Kent will officiate.

The family will receive friends following the service Wednesday evening.

Calvin is survived by his loving wife of forty-one years, Gale Thorne of the home; his son, Brad Thorne of Bailey; grandsons, Grayson and Johnson Thorne both of Bailey; sister, Teresa Wooten and, Pete of Bailey; his brothers, J.C. Bryant and wife, Brenda of Tarboro, and Norman Bryant of Bailey, and his mother-in-law, Marion Bradley of Bailey.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Azell and Ira Thorne; sisters, Ruth Bissette, Carol Boone, and Faye Williams, and his brother, JB Bryant.

Flowers are welcome or memorials may be directed to Rock Springs Free Will Baptist Church, PO Box 238, Bailey, North Carolina 27807.

 Condolences may be directed to Joyner’s Funeral Home at


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