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Irmal Thornsberry dies at 71

Funeral services will be held Wednesday (today) for Irmal Thornsberry, 71, who died July 12 at his home on Gordon.

Born in Knott County to the late George and Roberta Thornsberry, he was a brother of the late Wallace and Tommy Thornsberry and Erma Halcomb.

Thornsberry was a retired coal miner of 35 years.

He is survived by his wife, Doris Thornsberry of Gordon; a daughter, Irma Sue Lewis and husband Jeff of Gordon; three sons, Micky Thornsberry and wife Debra and Ricky Thornsberry, all of Gordon, and Irmal ‘Duney’ Thornsberry and wife Shannon of Blair. Also surviving are three brothers, Gerald Thornsberry of Cave Run, Sonny Thornsberry of Niceville, Fla., and Butch Thornsberry of Cumberland; a sister, Emma Jean Montane of Knott County; three grandchildren, Shane Lewis and wife Megan of Partridge, Kendra Lewis of Gordon, and Savannah Thornsberry of Blair; a great-grand son, Dawson Shane Lewis; and special friend Billy Darrell Fields.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. at the Hurricane Gap Old Regular Baptist Church. Burial will be in the Cornett Cemetery.

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