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Jeff “Mississippi” Thornhill

Jeff “Mississippi” Thornhill, age 64, of Erwin, passed away on Monday, August 8, 2022, at his home.  A native of Pascagoula, MS, Jeff is a son of the late James Clifton and Bonnie Jo (Whittington) Thornhill.  He was of the Baptist faith and enjoyed listening to music, hunting, fishing with his brother Jim and their dad, being outdoors and spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.  In addition to his parents, Jeff is preceded in death by his son: Jeffery Thornhill; daughter, Tonya Morgan; brother, Jim Thornhill; and a few special friends and family members.

Jeff “Mississippi” Thornhill has left behind to cherish his memory: the mother of his children; daughters, Kristina Longworth (Josh), Sarah Campbell and Joslyn A. Walker Collinsworth-Meyer; son, Walter A. Owen;son-in-law: Patrick Morgan; sister-in-law: Terry Thornhill: grandchildren: Mason Honeycutt, Sawyer Longworth, Elayna Longworth, Luke Longworth, Aubree Longworth, Kelsey Campbell, Charlotte Campbell, Noah Campbell, Taylor Morgan, Nic Morgan, Cody Collinsworth, Spencer Collinsworth, Ashley Collinsworth, Paul Collinsworth, Tyler Hastings, Gavin Owen and Dawson Barnes; niece, Julie M. Thornhill; nephew, Jason Thornhill; a few special family friends and several cousins.

The family respectfully requests the honor of your presence as we offer tribute and remember the life of Jeff “Mississippi” Thornhill in a graveside committal service to be held at 2:00 pm, on Saturday, August 20, 2022 in Holly Springs Baptist Church Cemetery, 163 Holly Springs Road, Foxworth, MS 39483.  Pastor Dave Nichols will officiate.  A visitation period the share memories and offer support to the family will be held from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm on Monday, August 15, 2022 in the chapel at Valley Funeral Home, Erwin, TN.  

Condolences and memories may be shared with the family and viewed at or on Facebook at These arrangements are made especially for the family and friends of Jeff “Mississippi” Thornhill through Valley Funeral Home, 1085 N. Main Ave., Erwin, 423-743-9187.