Monday, March 23, 2009

WACF Loses a Director and a Friend. Alabama loses a leader

Barbara Drummond Thorne, died peacefully at home Monday, March 23, 2009, at the age of 72. She was born in Walker County on October 4, 1936. She will be remembered as being a lady of great faith, her love for all people, and a civic volunteer. She was a long-time member of First Baptist Church, a graduate of Walker County High School, and received a Bachelor of Science degree from Auburn University where she was a member of the Alpha Gamma Delta sorority. She was an owner and on the Board of Directors of Drummond Company, Inc., a trustee of Samford University, a director of the Walker Area Community and Alabama 4-H Foundations.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Heman Edward Drummond and Elza Eliza Stewart Drummond, her brother Donald David Drummond and her sister Hila Jo Drummond Davidson.

She is survived by her four children: Beth Thorne Stukes of Jasper, Dr. Larry Thorne of Auburn, Becky Thorne Carroll of Auburn and Babs Thorne Anderson of Tuscaloosa; son-in-laws: Rick Stukes of Jasper, David Carroll of Auburn and Michael Anderson of Tuscaloosa; Grand B’s Loves: Brent Uptain, Patrick and Mary Margaret Carroll, Logan and Liza Anderson and Jacob and Sarah Elizabeth Thorne; her beloved brothers and sister-in laws: Mrs. Donald Drummond, Mr. and Mrs. Segal Drummond, Mr. and Mrs. Garry Drummond, Mr. and Mrs. Larry Drummond and Mr. and Mrs. John Drummond and many nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends on Tuesday, March 24, 2009, from 5 PM until 7 PM at First Baptist Church of Jasper. The funeral will be Wednesday, March 25, 2009 at First Baptist Church at 11 AM, with graveside following at Pisgah Baptist Church in Sipsey, Alabama.

Pallbearers: Tom N. Davidson, John Davidson, Dan Davidson, David Drummond, Lin Drummond, Ed Drummond, Mark Drummond, Michael Drummond, Bryan Drummond, Christopher Drummond, Scott Drummond, Patrick Drummond, and John Drummond, Jr.

Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, 1604 Fourth Avenue, Jasper, Alabama 35501 or the Walker Area Community Foundation, P.O. Box 171, Jasper, Alabama 35502.

1 comment:

Walker Area Community Foundation said...

"Well done Good and Faithful Servant" - Matthew 25:21