UNION CITY, Tenn. - Barbara Thornton Mobbs, 76, of Calera, Ala., formerly of Union City, Tenn., died Saturday, March 1, 2014, at her home in Calera, Ala.. after a courageous battle with lung cancer.
She was born January 3, 1938, in Union City, the daughter of the late Dewey and Genola Thornton.
She was retired from Nationsbank in Union City and a member of the First Christian Church.
Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Jeana and Jim Coleman of Bakersfield, Calif.; her son and daughter-in-law, Randall and Dorothy Pigue of Alpharetta, Ga.; her son and daughter-in-law, Keith and Amanda Pigue of Birmingham, Ala.; three grandsons, David, Michael and Robert Pigue; her brother and sister-in-law, Tom and Marjorie Thornton of Louisville, Ky.; her sister and brother-in-law, Brenda and John Williams of Paducah, Ky.
She was preceded in death by her parents, and two sisters, Carolyn Pearce and Mary Frances Gold.
In lieu of flowers, the family prefers donations be made to the American Cancer Society or to: Jeffrey T. Thornton Memorial Fund, Summit Academy, 11508 Main Street, Louisville, KY 42043.
According to her wishes the body will be cremated and her ashes returned to her beloved Union City.
A Celebration of Life service will be held at White-Ranson Funeral Home in Union City, Tenn., on Saturday, March 22, 2014. Visitation begins at 12 p.m. with service to follow at 1 p.m.
"God saw that she was getting tired and a cure was not to be, so he put his arms around her and whispered, 'Come with me.' - Anonymous