CASTALIA - Ann Thorne Colbert, 71, died Thursday afternoon, March 24, 2016. A graveside service was held Saturday, March 26, at Red Bud Baptist Church Cemetery.

She was a daughter of the late Albert and Alma Leigh Thorne. She was preceded in death by her husband, Wallace Ray Colbert.

Surviving: daughters, Amy Colbert of Castalia, Karen Proctor (Tracy) of Zebulon; sister, Marie T. (John) Blackwell of Raleigh; and four grandchildren.

Arrangements by Strickland Funeral Home & Crematory, Louisburg,