Unita Ann (Baccus) Thornton

August 31, 1941 ~ January 7, 2022 (age 80)

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Unita Ann Baccus Thornton, 80 years old of Phil Campbell, AL. passed away January 7, 2022.

Visitation will be Wednesday, January 12, 2022, from 6:00 pm until 9:00 pm at Akins Funeral Home, Russellville, AL.  Funeral service will be Thursday, January 13, 2022, at 1:00 pm at Ashridge United Methodist Church with Bro. Jonathan Todd officiating.  The body will lie in state two hours prior to the service. Burial will be in Ashridge Cemetery.

Unita was a member of Ashridge United Methodist Church.

She was born August 31, 1941, in Haleyville, AL.

Unita was preceded in death by her husband, Luther (Butch) Thornton; her parents, Jim and Estelle Baccus; brothers, Kelly Baccus, William Baccus, Delano Baccus, and Jimmy Baccus; and her sisters, Helen Baccus, Leona Otts, Hazel Thrasher, Christine Defoor, Margene Lewis, and Joan Hood.

She is survived by her children, Sandy Allison (Mikey), and Andy Thornton (Tammy); her sister, Wyvonia Borden (L.C.), Ethel Lee Lindley, and Jewel Faye Hill; her grandchildren, Jessica Spurgeon (Daniel), Andrew Thornton (Emily), Darby Allison, Trevor Allison (Keylee), Gracie, Alex, Maddie, Marshall, Duane, Mikey, and Annie Allison; her great grandchild, Ben Thornton; Many others that called her maw-maw; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Darby Allison, Andrew Thornton, Trevor Allison, Alex Allison, Donny Hood, Lanier Defoor, Phillip Welborn, and Terrell Baccus.

Honorary Pallbearers will be her other grandchildren and her nieces and nephews.  

The family would like to extend a special thanks to everyone who has shown their love and concern during these difficult weeks of sickness and our mother’s passing. Prayers are appreciated most of all.

Akins Funeral Home is assisting the family.

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January 13, 2022

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Ashridge United Methodist Church (Russellville)

Funeral Service
January 13, 2022

1:00 PM
Ashridge United Methodist Church (Russellville)

January 13, 2022

6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Akins Funeral Home
13455 Hwy 43
Russellville, AL 35653

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