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Ollie Mae Thornton, Carlinville, IL.

Mrs. Ollie Mae Thornton,96, of Carlinville, Ill. passed away on Sun., Mar. 15, 2020.

Mrs. Thornton was a native of Appleton, Ala. and had been a member of the Bay Minette community since 1989 before returning to Illinois.  She enjoyed bluegrass music, was a great cook and loved her family.

Mrs. Thornton was a member of Perdido Baptist Church and was preceded in death by her husbands, Albert Grady Chance and James Thornton; son, Charles Albert Chance; parents, Lenora Blair and George Washington Hayes; brother, William Hayes, Ira Lee Hayes, Arthur Hayes; sister, Beatrice Unrue; grandchildren, Deborah Chance, Brenda Chance, and great-grandson, Charles Chance, III.

She is survived by her daughters, Louise Chance Thompson of Bay Minette, AL, Frances Chance Hudgins of Carlinville, IL; brother, Fletcher Hayes of Grand Bay, AL; step-sons, Jim Thornton of Knoxville,  TN, Johnny Thornton of Brewton, AL, Glen Thornton Of Lapine, AL, Sid Thornton of Brewton, AL; step-daughter, Sabra Barnes of Tallahassee, FL; nine grandchildren and many  great-grandchildren.

Graveside services were held on Sun., Mar. 22, 2020, at 2:30PM at Odd Fellows Cemetery in Bayou LaBatre, Ala., under the direction of Craver’s Funeral Home of Brewton, Ala.

Pallbearers were Chance Stewart, RJ Thompson, Kyle Thompson, Ray Coon, Brandon Wall, Kenny Parker.