Eunice McCown Thorne
Posted on July 14, 2021
Anderson, SC — Eunice McCown Thorne, 94, widow of James H. Thorne (formerly of Selma, NC), passed away Monday, July 12, 2021, at her residence.
Born in Anderson, SC, she was the daughter of the late Major Augustus and Eunice Jones McCown. Mrs. Thorne worked as a court stenographer at the Anderson County Courthouse for 12 years and then worked at Anderson College for 28 years. She was a member of Boulevard Baptist Church.
She is survived by her daughter, Melanie Thorne; daughter-in-law, Sue Thorne Schwarting (Captain Richard Schwarting, USN retired); and two grandchildren, Katie Schwarting and 1st Lt. Phillip Schwarting [USMC]. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family.
In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by her son, Stephen D. Thorne; four brothers, Dean, Kenny, Raymond, and Sam McCown and a sister, Ethel McCown.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 17, at Sullivan-King Mortuary Chapel. Burial will follow at New Silver Brook Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. Friday at the mortuary.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Boulevard Baptist Church, 700 Boulevard, Anderson, SC 29621, Fellowship Baptist Church, 1500 East Calhoun Street, Anderson, SC 29621, or Hospice of the Upstate, 1835 Rogers Road, Anderson, SC 29621.
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