Welcome to the memorial page for

Shawn Barnette Thornton

December 21, 1971 ~ July 29, 2017 (age 45)



Evans Funeral Home

P.O. Box 234

Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Shawn Barnette Thornton, 45, of Jefferson passed away unexpectedly on July 29,2017 in Emory Hospital.  He was the owner of SBT Landscaping.  He loved his family, watching his children play ball, cooking, hunting and fishing.  He had a wonderful sense of humor; in fact it earned him the nickname "Smiley".  He was a member of Duluth First United Methodist Church.

  He is survived by his wife, Amber, son Riley and daughter Maddyx; parents, Janey and Ben Thornton of Duluth; his brother Brian and Michelle Thornton of Hoschton; his niece and nephew, Madelyn and Rylan; his Mother-in-law, JoAnn Evans of Winder; aunts and cousins.  Evans Funeral Home, 1350 Winder Highway, Jefferson, GA  30549,  706-367-5467, will be in charge.

The family will receive friends on Saturday, August 5, 2017 from 3 to 5 PM at the funeral home.  A Memorial service will be held in the Evans Funeral Home Chapel on Sunday, August 6, 2017 at 2 PM.  In Lieu of flowers donations may be made in his name to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN  38105 or the Humane Society of Jackson County, P. O. Box 567, Jefferson, GA  30549.

Evans Funeral Home, Inc., 1350 Winder Highway, Jefferson, Georgia. 706-367-5467.

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 Service Information

August 5, 2017

3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Evans Funeral Home
1350 Winder Highway
Jefferson, GA 30549

Memorial Service
August 6, 2017

2:00 PM
Chapel of Evans Funeral Home
1350 Winder Hwy
Jefferson, GA 30549

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