Herschel Thornton Mortuary

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Herschel Thornton Mortuary is situated within the Adamsville community of Atlanta, GA, which is just under 8 miles from downtown. This funeral home serves nearly 58,000 residents of Adamsville, as well as those in other parts of southwestern Atlanta.

Founded in 1945, Herschel Thornton Mortuary was originally located by the Georgia Dome; however, the Urban Renewal Project of the 1960s allowed the owners to move the business to its present location. The cream-colored building features distinctive architecture and a unique drive-thru viewing path.

A husband and wife duo, Herschel E. Thornton, Jr. and Pinkye, began Herschel Thornton Mortuary to serve their community. Their son, Herschel E. "Chuck" Thornton III took over in 2007, and now his son and daughter work in conjunction with him to keep the traditions of this funeral home alive.

From its iconic drive-thru viewing window to personalized memorials, Herschel Thornton Mortuary has always been known for its individualized services. Families can explore numerous cremation offerings, including direct cremation and green cremation, as well as several funeral service offerings, such as green burials. Celebration services and dove releases are just some of the other ways this funeral home stands apart.

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Basic Services of the Director, Staff, and Overhead $1,500
Use of Facilities and Staff for Viewing/Visitation $75
Use of Facilities and Staff for Funeral Ceremony $350
Use of Facilities and Staff for Memorial Service $200
Use of Equipment and Staff for Graveside Service $175
Transfer of Remains to Funeral Home (First Call) $225
Use of a Funeral Coach (Hearse) $300
Use of a Family Car (Limousine) $250
Direct Burial $1,250
Direct Cremation $1,095
Receiving Remains from Another Funeral Home $1,250
Forwarding Remains to Another Funeral Home $1,500
Embalming $600

The General Price List we have on file for Herschel Thornton Mortuary has an effective date of Feb. 1, 2014. The prices on our site are for your reference only. We can’t guarantee that the actual prices will be the same as the prices listed on our site. All funeral homes have an effective date on their Price Lists that are subject to change and we recommend that you ask the funeral home for its most recent prices over the phone or for a copy of their General Price List.


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