Betty W. Thornton

Hertford, NC

Betty Jeanette Whaley Thornton, age 83, of Hertford, NC passed away on May 1, 2024 at ECU Health Chowan Hospital in Edenton, NC. Born on September 1, 1940 to the late Milton J. Whaley and Ella Mae Taylor, she was the widow of Michael John Thornton. She was an administrative assistant at the Hertford Police Department until her retirement.

She is survived by her sons, Kenneth B. Barnes, Jr. and his wife, JoAnn, and Bryan K. Barnes; a brother, Senol Whaley; and a grandson, Kenneth W. Barnes. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and a brother, Thomas T. Whaley.

A service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 1, 2024 at Cedarwood Cemetery, Hertford, NC.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations be made to the Durants Neck Fire Department, 2087 New Hope Road, Hertford, NC 27944.

Twiford Funeral Homes, 405 E. Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC is assisting Thornton family. Condolences and memories may be shared at