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Mildred Spicer Thorne
  • Flowers are encouraged. At the same time, the family requests that those sending memorial contributions, please consider
  • New Valley Fellowship
    200 Roberta Street
    Narrows, VA 24124

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“Aubrey & family,I did not know Mildred but I was hoping to share some words of comfort. It's never easy to lose someone you love. God promises us...Read More »
1 of 12 | Posted by: margot w - Midlothian, VA

“So sorry for your loss. ”
2 of 12 | Posted by: Scott Wickline - Lindside, WV

“Pam,I was sorry to hear about your Mom.I think of all the good times we all had years ago at your house.The Christmas parties and other functions...Read More »
3 of 12 | Posted by: mary armbrister - newport news, VA

“Angie, Charity, and family, you are all in my thoughts and prayers. ”
4 of 12 | Posted by: Debbie Thomas - Narrows, VA

5 of 12 | Posted by: Walter and Arlene Sharp - Narrows, VA

“Angie,We had some wonderful times at your house growing up. Your mom was always good to me and even later in life when I attended church with her...Read More »
6 of 12 | Posted by: Carolyn Kirby - Narrows, VA

“Prayers to the Family,God Bless! ”
7 of 12 | Posted by: Harriett Shrader - Narrows, VA

“So sorry for your loss. Prayers going out to all the family ”
8 of 12 | Posted by: Debbie Kellison - Atkins, VA

“Pam I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your Mother. You are in my thoughts. Prayers and love to you my dearest friend. ”
9 of 12 | Posted by: Mary Sheppard - WV - Friend

“Charity,and Family I sincerely extend My Heartfelt Sympathy on the Passing of of Your Beautiful GrandMother, I know She Had to be A wonderful...Read More »
10 of 12 | Posted by: Virginia licas - newport, VA

“I grew up behind mrs thorne and grew up with her son mark and daughter all of them was so nice to me I delivered the news paper to she will be truly...Read More »
11 of 12 | Posted by: Chuckie Estep - Christiansburg, VA

“So sorry for your family's loss.Mom and I didn't find out til this afternoon so we weren't able to attend the funeral.I have such fond memories of...Read More »
12 of 12 | Posted by: Ann Howard Fisher - Rich Creek,Va

Mildred Spicer Thorne, 87 of Narrows, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, April 30th, 2017.

A lifelong resident of Giles County, she was born on November 3rd, 1929, and was the daughter of the late Joseph Spicer and Josephine Blankenship Spicer. In addition to her mother and father, she was preceded in death by all of her brothers and sisters; and a special niece, Shirley Walters.

Mildred was a faithful member of New Valley Fellowship in Narrows and a passionate Virginia Tech Hokie fan. She enjoyed tending to flowers and flower beds, cookouts, holidays and birthday celebrations with her family. She also made many friends while working at the former Blackwell's IGA in Narrows. Mildred also enjoyed housekeeping and keeping her home immaculate. A loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and friend, she will be dearly missed by her family.

Left to cherish her memory are her husband of 68 years, Aubrey Thorne; three children, Pam Cardwell and husband Larry of Narrows; Mark Thorne of Pine Mountain, Georgia; Angie Shupe and husband Jerry of Danville, Virginia; three grandchildren, Charity Hughes of Narrows, Tanner Carbaugh of Blacksburg, and Austin Gill of Erwin, Tennessee; four great-grandchildren, Lauryn Hughes, Leah Hughes, Summer Gill, and Autumn Gill; seven step-grandchildren; 15 step-great grandchildren; a special brother-in-law, Rocky Thorne and wife Mitzi of Narrows; a special niece, Skeeter Sheally and husband John of Narrows; several nieces, nephews, cousins, and many special friends, including Geraldine.

Funeral service will be held Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017 at 2 PM in the Chapel of Riffe's Funeral Service in Narrows with Rev. D.J. Chambers officiating. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery in Narrows. The family will receive friends at Riffe's Funeral Chapel Wednesday from 1 PM until just prior to the service. Flowers are encouraged. At the same time the family requests that those sending memorial contributions, please consider New Valley Fellowship; 200 Roberta Street; Narrows, Virginia 24124.

The family is being served by Riffe's Funeral Service in Narrows, (540) 726-2442, and online at

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