Herschel A Thornell

November 7, 1934November 20, 2010

THORNELL, Herschel A, 76, died after a brief illness on Nov. 20, 2010. He was a partner at Carburetor Electric Co. for over 30 years during which time he made many lasting friendships. He was preceded in death by his mother, Mrs. Louada Thornell, and sister, Mrs. Genell Shelton. He was the cherished husband of his wife of 54 years, Dell Forehand Thornell; the adored father of his son, Jeff Thornell (Dale) and his daughter, Janet Schaffner (Neil). He dearly loved his five grandchildren, Adam Thornell, Aaron Schaffner, Spencer Thornell, Hannah Schaffner and Olivia (Livie) Schaffner. He is also survived by a devoted sister, Mrs. Joan Graham (James) and several nieces and nephews. He was a member of Adult II Sunday School class at Dalraida Baptist Church. His favorite hobby was restoring Model A's and spending time with his friends in the Central Alabama Model A Club. Visitation will be at Dalraida Baptist Church on Monday, Nov. 22, from 4:30- 6:00 pm with a celebration service of Herschel's life immediately following. The family requests in lieu of flowers memorial contributions be made to The Alabama Sheriffs' Youth Ranches ( Leak-Memory Chapel Directing


  • Graveside Service Monday, November 22, 2010
  • Visitation Monday, November 22, 2010
  • Memorial Service Monday, November 22, 2010

Herschel A Thornell

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H. O. Thrash

November 22, 2010

Dell and Family, my thoughts and prayers are with you. Herschel's passing causes one to pause and think of a lot of great memories.

Georgia Mokler

November 22, 2010

Death leaves a heart no one can heal. Love leaves a memory no one can steal. Praying for you at this time. Sorry for your loss.
Georgia Mokler, Montgomery, AL