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Erna Faye Thornton

Erna Faye Thornton, 76 of Pikeville, Tennessee went to be with the Lord on Monday, July 20, 2015.

She attended Faith Baptist Church. Faye worked as a Sergeant at Taft Youth Development Center until her retirement.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Nevan and Ina Elizabeth Rainy Johnson; and sons, Mark and Ronnie Bradley.

Left behind to cherish her memory are her daughters Deborah Bradley, Lebanon, Lisha Bradley, Pikeville, and Jennifer Thornton, Sparta; son, Casey Troglin, Pikeville; sister, Alice (Ralph) Ryan, New Haven, Michigan; brother, Willie Ray (Mary) Johnson, Pikeville; grandchildren, Shavon (Anthony) Giaconia, Brian (Sarah) Bradley, Josh Bradley, Derrick Bradley, Caleab Louallen, and Jacob Troglin; six great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews, cousins, and special friends.

A Celebration of Faye’s life was held Friday, July 24, in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Doyle Ashburn and Bro. Milton Kerr officiating. Burial was in Blackburn Cemetery. 

Online condolences may be made to the family at

Arrangements were entrusted to Pikeville Funeral Home in Pikeville.

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