Wood L. Thornhill

Published 5:00 am Friday, September 16, 2005

Services for Wood L. Thornhill, of Bogalusa, La., are 2:30 p.m.Saturday, Sept. 17 at Poole Funeral Home in Bogalusa.

Visitation is Saturday from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at the funeralhome.

Mr. Thornhill, 89, died Sept. 9, 2005, at Ville Platte, La.,after being evacuated from a Slidell nursing facility ahead of thehurricane. He was born in Brookhaven on Sept. 25, 1916, to John andNettie Boyte Thornhill, of Brookhaven.

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He graduated from East Lincoln School and served in World WarII. He was a retired Allstate Insurance agent.

Preceding him in death were his parents; his wife, Martiel PellThornhill; his daughter, Sherry Thornhill Seals; his brother, J.H.Thornhill Jr., of Brookhaven, Jack Thornhill, of Jackson, andForest Thornhill, of La Place, La.

Survivors are his sons, Tommy and David Thornhill, of Slidell;his sister, Polly Thornhill Hagan, of Brookhaven; his brother,Collins, of Port Arthur, La.; his grandchildren; and several niecesand nephews.