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Billy Joe Thornberry

Vilonia, AR, 1950 - 2014

Billy Joe Thornberry, age 64, of Vilonia passed away Tuesday April 22, 2014. He was born February 6, 1950 in Twist, Arkansas. Billy was retired from International Paper, an avid hunter, a devoted husband, having married the love of his life, Angela Purcell on July 5, 1986. He was a member of the Assembly of God Church.
Billy was preceded in death by his parents, J.T. Thornberry and Jessie Mae Grady Thornberry. Survivors, wife, Angela Thornberry, Vilonia; son, Ricky Thornberry, Oklahoma; daughter, Stacy Duck, Benton; brothers, Gary Thornberry, Central, Arkansas; J.T. Thornberry Jr., Glen Rose, Arkansas; sister, Brenda Pettus, Benton; three grandchildren, several nieces and nephews, a special niece, Jordyn Hooks.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Ashby's. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Friday at Ashby Funeral Home Chapel with burial at Fair Play Cemetery. Online guest book at

Published April 25, 2014

Ashby Funeral Home
108 West Narroway, Benton, AR
Phone: 501-778-2544