Charlton, Elsie Thornton

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Elsie Thornton Charlton, 95, of Christiansburg, passed away on Thursday, June 9, 2022 at home with her daughter by her side. She was born in Giles County, VA on March 22, 1927 to the late Paul and Grace Minnick Thornton. She was also preceded in death by her husband, George Dudley Charlton; a daughter, Carrie Charlton McCoy; her sisters, Sybil (Jane) Davis, Elizabeth J. Johnson.

She was baptized at Cambria Baptist Church on April 13, 1952, and has been a faithful member ever since, until her health limited her from attending. Elsie was a Sales Clerk and Buying Agent for Leggett’s Department Store in downtown Christiansburg for many years.

She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Vicki and Johnny Bartlett; grandsons, C. Ross Blount and wife, Elizabeth, Charlton L. McCoy, Jonathan B. Bartlett and wife, Krista; great grandsons, C. Brody Blount, Hunter W. Blount, Bryce L. Bartlett, Chase A. Bartlett; brother, Raymond Thornton and wife, Glenda; as well as several nieces and nephews; special dog companion, Sassy.

The family would like to thank special friends, Jean Britt, Diane Matthews, and her caregivers.

A graveside service will be held on Monday, June 13, 2022 at 2:30 p.m. at Sunset Cemetery, Christiansburg with Pastor Keith Crowgey officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Cambria Baptist Church, 1310 Cambria Street, Christiansburg, VA 24073 or Trinity Methodist Church, Ellett, VA.