CASTALIA - Howard Louis Thorne, 88, died Tuesday, Nov.15, 2011 at his home. A memorial service was held Thursday, Nov. 17, at White Level Baptist Church, with the Rev. Henry Stamper officiating. 

He was preceded in death by his wife, Corine Leonard Thorne; daughter, Barbara Smith; and his son, Gregg Thorne.   

Surviving: daughter, Angela McIntyre (Keith) of Castalia; son, Barry Thorne (Charlene Gooch) of Castalia; sister, Alyce Hawkins (Vanie) of Plant City, Fla.; eight grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Amedysis Hospice/Christen Foundation, 3320 US Hwy 1, Franklinton, NC  27525. 

Arrangements handled by Lancaster Funeral and Cremation Services, Louisburg.  Online condolences may be made to

The flag in front of the funeral home flew at half-staff in honor of Mr. Thorne’s service to our country where he served in the US Army.