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Annie Verlean Thornton

Annie Verlean Thornton, 66 of Cumberland, departed this life on Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017 in Charlottesville, VA. She is survived by her life companion William Ross “Earl”; a daughter, Shirley Barksdale (James); five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; two brothers, James Thornton (Linda); Taylor Thornton (Carolyn); a sister, Betty Dabney; two aunts; one uncle; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Her remains rest at Marian Gray Thomas Funeral Home of Cumberland. Funeral services will be held Thursday 12 noon at Rocky Mount Baptist Church Cumberland. Reverend Larry E. Smith, Pastor Officiating. Interment will be held in the church cemetery. www.mariangraythomasfuneralhome.com