Harold Thornhill

Harold Thornhill

Rev. Harold Thornhill, age 82, of Flowery Branch, GA passed away on Tuesday, October 23, 2012. He was preceded in death by his parents, Cleve and Flarra Burel Thornhill; brothers, Jesse Thornhill and Bonnie Thornhill; and sisters-in-law, Mildred Thornhill and Sue M. Harris. He is survived by his wife of fifty-eight years, Barbara Montgomery Thornhill, Flowery Branch, GA; daughter and son-in-law, Lee Ann and Anthony Duncan, Flowery Branch, GA; grandson, Blake Duncan, Flowery Branch, GA; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Joyce and Rex Tucker, Buford, GA; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, J. W. and Gail Montgomery, Buford, GA; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Rev. Thornhill was born June 15, 1930 in Buford, GA where he was a life-long resident. He was a 1948 graduate of Buford High School where he played football under Coach Riden. He was a U. S. Army veteran having served in the Korean War. He was retired from Federal National Mortgage Association in Atlanta, GA after thirty years of service and after his retirement, he worked for Flanigan Funeral Home in Buford, GA for fourteen years where he assisted with numerous funerals and visitations. Harold was saved, by God’s Grace, in May of 1954 at General Motors Assembly Plant and in December of that same year, he married the love of his life, Barbara Montgomery. He was a member of Shoal Creek Baptist Church in Buford, GA. In the late 1970’s, Harold was called to Pastor Antioch Baptist Church, Cleveland, GA and also Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church, Cleveland, GA. Although he was an avid Braves Fan and Georgia Bulldog Fan, his true love was in serving the LORD and being with his family. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, October 25, 2012 at 3:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Flanigan Funeral Home with Rev. Mark Hutchins, Rev. Blake Duncan and Rev. Philip Robinson officiating. Interment and Graveside service will follow at Harmony Baptist Church Cemetery in Buford, GA with Rev. Jerry Bennett officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Wednesday from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. and from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. To express condolences, please sign our online guest book at www.flaniganfuneralhome.com. Arrangements by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory, Buford, GA, 770-932-1133.