MALDEN -- Calvin Gene Thornton, 62, died Feb. 24, 2006, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau.
Born July 15, 1943, in Essex, he was the son of the late McKinley and Julia Williams Thornton.
Survivors include: three sons, Earnest Martin of Detroit, Lamario Purdy of Milwaukee and Michael Gorden of Elkhart, Ind.; three daughters, Pamela Mathis and Tina Thornton of Milwaukee and Shelly Gorden of Malden; six brothers, Bob Ayers of Poplar Bluff, Clarence Ayers and Bobby Thornton of Malden, Jake Ayers of Miami, Perry Thornton of Essex and Jessie Thornton of Sikeston; two sisters, Betty Harris of Elkhart, Ind., and Mary Underwood of Malden; 21 grandchildren and a special friend, Elaine Gorden of Malden.
Visitation is at 6 p.m. Friday at Bradshaw Funeral Home in Malden where services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday. James Fair will officiate.
Burial will follow in the Macedonia Cemetery in Malden.