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Posted: July 15, 2014 10:00 p.m.

Mr. Deacon Thornton Fears, Sr.

Thornton Fears, Sr. was born August 12, 1943 to the late Mr. & Mrs. Lonnie (Mattie) Fears, Sr. He was educated in the Rockdale County School System and graduated from J.P. Carr High School in 1962.

He is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 35 years, Mrs. Vanesser (Brown-Sugar) Fears, four children, Mr. & Mrs. Thornton (Mechelle) Fears, Jr., Ms. Tyneka Brown, Mr. Patriance Fears, Sr., Mrs. Chelcy Fears (Ulantais Dorsey), two god-sons, Mr. Anthony Balcom and Mr. Felix Scott, three brothers, Mr. & Mrs. Lonnie (Martha) Fears, Jr., Mr. Ellie Hue Fears and Mr. & Mrs. Nathaniel (Carolyn) Fears, four sisters, Ms. Mahalie Carr, Ms. Mattie Levett, Ms. Aileen Merrit and Mr. & Mrs. Barry (Lenobie) Reynolds, five grandsons, Kordairo Brown, Aubrey Brown, Tre’Von (OBI) Dorsey, Thornton (Tre) Fears III and Patriance (PJ) Fears, Jr., three granddaughters, Carrington Lettice Fears, Hon’ee Dorsey and Paisley (Lil Nesser) Fears, The Penn Family, three special brothers, Mr. Greg Penn, Mr. Tyvius Penn and Ms. Delphin Penn, five special sisters, Ms. Pam Penn, Ms. Kaye Penn, Ms. Hattie Penn, Ms. Jennifer Penn and Ms. Kimberly Penn and a host of many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Thornton had an exciting life and lived his life to the fullest each and every day, but gently slipped away and received his Heavenly Wings on July 6, 2014.

He will be interred at Double Springs Baptist Church Cemetery at 2705 N. Hightower Trail in Conyers. Pallbearers were Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Decatur Chapter, and the floral attendants were his nieces.

The family of Dea. Thornton Fears, Sr. (T. Fears) expresses sincere and heartfelt appreciation to the many friends for their gracious acts of kindness and love shown to them during this time. We give thanks to God and may he continue to bless each and every one of you. We would like to give a special thanks to the Homestead Hospice Care Team and Dr. Richard Carter.

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