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Lola Karen (Beach) Thornton

October 10, 1946 ~ December 31, 2021 (age 75)


Mrs. Karen Thornton, age 75, of Pine Orchard Community passed away December 31, 2021, at Roane Medical Center in Harriman.  She was a member of Pine Orchard Baptist Church.  Karen loved quilting, working in the garden and with flowers, but most of all she loved her dog, Katy.


She is preceded in death by her father: Thomas Beach.

Grandson: Joshua Allen Thornton.


She is survived by husband: Johnny W. Thornton.

Son: John Wayne Thornton.

Three grandchildren: Johnathan Aaron Thornton, Amber Nichole Thornton, and Ashley Brook Thornton.

Mother: Nellie Lawson Beach.

Brothers: Thomas Beach Jr & wife Beth, Tracey Beach & wife Stella, Roger Beach & wife Pat, Lynn Beach & wife Karen, and Brian Beach.

Sister: Ruby Hickman.

Brothers-in-law & sisters-in-law: Steve & Sheila Thornton, Sandra & JC Morgan, Dale & Regina Kendrick, Mark Thornton, Paul Thornton, and Ginger Thornton.

And many nieces, nephews, and friends.


The family will receive friends Monday January 3, 2022, at Davis Funeral Home in Harriman from 5:00 to 7:00 PM.  Funeral service will follow at 7:00 PM with Bro. Ronnie Nichols officiating.  Graveside services will be Tuesday January 4, 2022, in Pine Orchard Cemetery.


Davis Funeral Home, Harriman, is honored to serve the Thornton family.

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Lola, please visit our floral store.


January 3, 2022

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Davis Funeral Home
715 Morgan Avenue
Harriman, TN 37748

Funeral Service
January 3, 2022

7:00 PM
Davis Funeral Home
715 Morgan Avenue
Harriman, TN 37748

Graveside Service
January 4, 2022

11:00 AM
Pine Orchard Cemetery
156 Bud Smith Road
Oakdale, TN 37829

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