Donald Thorne, age 71, of Dalton, Georgia departed this life Saturday, September 26, 2020 at Ridgewood Manor.
He was born Dec. 2, 1948 in Gatewood, W.V., a son of the late Luther J.R. and Pauline Arbutis Nelson Thorne. He was also preceded in death by his brother, Richard Nelson.
He proudly served his country as a United States Marine.
He is survived by his brothers and sister-in-law, Robert Thorne of Dalton, GA, Pete and Sharon Thorne of North Carolina, Randy Thorne of West Virginia; sisters and brothers-in-law, Martha and Joe Brubaker, Susie and Howie Wood of West Virginia; and several nieces and nephews.
At his request he will be cremated and no services will be held at this time.
Due to the national health crisis and the COVID-19 virus, masks must be worn properly at all times and social distancing must be observed when visiting the funeral home.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.pondersfuneralhome.com.
Arrangements are by Ponders Melrose Chapel, 138 Melrose Dr., Dalton, GA 30721, (706) 226-4002.