James "Buddy" Thornton, 76, of Concord, died Thursday. Survivors: sons, Michael and Tommy; daughter, Terri Critcher; special niece, Melissa Morris; brothers, William and Steve; sisters, Carolyn Fields, Maxine Miser, Delores Autry; 11 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews. Visitation: Monday, 5-8 p.m. Funeral: 10 a.m. Tuesday, Jackson's Newport Funeral Home Chapel. Interment: Ballew's Chapel Cemetery. www.jacksonsfh.com.
Published April 15, 2017