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Betty Thorns

September 25, 1946 — November 25, 2020

Betty Nottingham Thorns, 74, a resident of Exmore, passed away Wednesday, November 25, 2020, at The Citadel at Nassawadox. A native of Cashville, VA, she was the daughter of the late Earl Thomas Nottingham and the late Catherine Estelle Parker Nottingham. She was a retired Dietary Manager for Westminster Canterbury and a waitress.

She is survived by her son, Charles Thorns, Jr. of Petersburg, VA; daughter, Melissa Thorns of Exmore; two grandchildren, Kiara Sample and Malcolm Brisco; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by two brothers, Thomas P. Nottingham and John Lee Nottingham.

Family will join friends Sunday, December 6, 2020, at 2:00PM, at Doughty Funeral Home to celebrate Betty’s life. Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to SPCA Eastern Shore, Inc., P.O. Box 164, Onley, VA 23418.

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Arrangements were made by Doughty Funeral Home in Exmore, Virginia.

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