Alvin Thornton, age 58 of Dacula passed away Thursday, December 20, 2007. Memorial Services will be held 4:00 PM, Sunday, December 23, 2007 in the Lawrenceville Chapel of Tim Stewart Funeral Home. Rev. Billy Britt will officiate. A Gwinnett County Deputy Sheriff with 17 years of service, Mr. Thornton was an avid hunter and fisherman. He is survived by: Wife of 31 years, Karen Thornton, Daughter: Rachel Thornton, both of Dacula; Son & Daughter-in-law: Stuart Alvin & Michelle Lynn Thornton, Lawrenceville; Mother: Evelyn McCain, Warner Robins; Brother & Sister-in-law: Wally & Faythe Thornton, Niece: Angelina Thornton, all of Dacula; and Uncle & Aunt: Harry & Claudine McCorkle, Kathleen, GA. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Make A Wish Foundation, 1230 Johnson Ferry Road, Suite E-40, Marietta, Georgia 30068 or National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund, 400 7th Street, Suite 300, Washington, DC 20004. Family will receive friends from 2-4 PM, Sunday, December 23, 2007 at the Tim Stewart Funeral Home, 300 Simonton Road, Lawrenceville, Georgia 30045. 770-962-3100. Please sign online guest registry at