OBITUARY: Denise Fay Thornton


Mrs. Denise Fay Thornton, age 66 of Bethpage, Tennessee passed away Wednesday, December 27, 2023 at Sumner Regional Medical Center in Gallatin.

Denise was born on September 3, 1957 in Hazel Crest, Illinois to the late David and Doris Christenson.

Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, David Christenson, Jr.

She is survived by her husband of 42 years, Bobby Thornton; daughters, Hollie (Eric) Thornton and Brooke (Andy) Lanning; grandchildren, Gabby Ferrell, Maddie Lanning, Eme Lanning, Lawson Lanning, and Noah Creel; brother, Drew (Mandy) Christenson; sister, Julie Christenson Abbas.

Visitation with the family will be Friday, December 29th from 4:00-8:00 PM at Sellars Family Heritage at Portland.

Arrangements by Sellars Family Heritage at Portland, 610 N. Broadway Street, Portland, TN 37148. (615)325-5010, obit line (615)325-9725. Online condolences can now be made at


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