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Stanford James Thorne

North Little Rock, AR, 1921 - 2021

Stanford James Thorne, 100, of North Little Rock, passed peacefully on November 23, 2021. He was born in Wheatley, Ark., in 1921, to Charles E. and Verna Thorne. He grew up in rural Arkansas and entered the Army to serve in WWII, including Seward, Alaska. In 1944, he married Mary Helen Luttrell. They opened a small jewelry store in 1954. With great skill and hard work, the business grew and required a move to a larger facility; bringing the business to Lynch Dr. in North Little Rock. Retirement came in 1994 with a celebration that coincided with Stan and Mary's 50th Wedding anniversary. Retirement gave him more time to enjoy gardening, woodworking, mechanic work, and fishing. He was great in the kitchen, often cooking the fish he caught, vegetables, and greens.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Helen; parents, Charles E and Verna; brother, Charles L Thorne; sisters, Mildred, Nellie, and Margaret. Remaining to celebrate his memory are his daughters, Sandra Robbins and Sheron Ellis; granddaughter, Lara Parkhurst and great-grandchildren, Tennessee, Lily, and Zeke Parkhurst. Stan will be greatly missed by his family and friends who will remember him as a sincere, humble and great man.
Family will receive visitors at Smith North Little Rock Funeral Home on Friday, December 3, 2021, from 5-7 p.m. Services will be Saturday. December 4, 2021, at 11 a.m., at the funeral home. Interment will follow at Rest Hills Memorial Park. Online guestbook available at:

Published November 25, 2021

North Little Rock Funeral Home
1921 Main St, North Little Rock, AR
Phone: 501-758-1170