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1010 S. White Street
P.O. Box 99
ATHENS, TN 37371-0099
Phone: 423-745-3013
Fax: 423-745-7733
May Thornburg

May Thornburg (McCamish)

Monday, March 16th, 1936 - Saturday, May 2nd, 2020
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May McCamish Thornburg, 84, of Riceville, passed away Saturday morning, May 2, 2020 at Dominion in Athens.
She was a lifelong resident of McMinn County and was a daughter of the late W.J. and Gedena Townsend McCamish. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Charles M. Thornburg, Sr, 3 sisters, Fay McCamish Parkison, Martha Womac, and Eleanor Gaultney, a brother, Clifton McCamish, and a grandson, Michael Ryne Thornburg.
She was a member of Eastanallee Baptist Church.
She is survived by one daughter and son-in-law, Michelle and Bobby Griffin of Charleston; three sons and daughters-in-law, Charles (Sonny) and Vicky Thornburg of Athens, Michael and Vicki Thornburg of Riceville and Jeffery and Kristine Thornburg of Warner Robbins, GA; seven granddaughters; two grandsons; fifteen great grandchildren; and one sister, Mary Davis of Riceville.
The family will receive friends at Smith Funeral Home, Monday, May 4th from 4:00-6:00 pm. A graveside service will be conducted at 11:00 am, Tuesday, May 5th at Eastanallee Cemetery with Rev. Ashley Mew officiating. All COVID-19 rules and regulations will be observed.
Family members will serve as pallbearers.
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  • Visitation

    Monday, May 4th, 2020 | 4:00pm - 6:00pm
    Monday, May 4th, 2020 4:00pm - 6:00pm
    Smith Funeral & Cremation Service of Athens
    1010 S. White Street
    ATHENS, TN 37303
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  • Interment

    Eastanallee Cemetery
    482 CR 725
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Graveside service at Eastanallee Cemetery.


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Joe Townsend

Posted at 12:58pm
So sorry to hear of your moms passing. I remember growing up in Calhoun and seeing your mom May, who I knew was my cousin. Now I know the link, I pray for Christ's peace on the Thornburg family.

Sheree Curtis Johns

Posted at 09:41am
Keeping all of you in my heartfelt prayers. Growing up in Calhoun I remember your
mom as a very nice lady....Sheree Curtis Johns

David & Becky Leamon and Family

Posted at 08:44am
With our sincere sympathy.

David & Becky Leamon and Amy & Neecy Buckner

Jim Simmons

Posted at 03:53pm
To Sonny, Mike, Jeff and Michelle and your families so sorry for your loss. There is a lot of memories form times past, always remembered her biscuits and gravy. Hope everyone is doing well once again our deepest condolences. Jim & Lori Simmons

Larry & Kathy Fain

Posted at 01:53pm
So sorry to hear about your Mom. Our prayers are with you and your family

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