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Frances Bell Sain Thornton, 93, of Georgetown, Texas, and formerly of San Antonio, Texas, died Jan. 12, 2012.
Services will be held at 9:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 27, 2012, in the Chapel of Mission Park South Funeral Home in San Antonio, Texas. Interment will follow in the Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery. A visitation will be held from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. Thursday evening at the funeral home.
Frances was born to George and Gladys Sain in Hillsboro, Coffee County, Tenn. on Oct. 13, 1918, and became an adopted â€śTexanâ€ť when she resigned her commission as a 2nd Lt. in the Army Nurse Corps to marry Army M/Sgt. Okla W. Thornton Sr. He preceded her in death.
Survivors include her sister, Georga Willis of Manchester, Tennessee; her son, Okla W. Thornton, Jr. and wife Nancy of Big Spring, Texas; and her daughter, Linda Thornton Elsesser and husband Stephen of Leander, Texas. Frances also leaves behind five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.