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Meet L.C. Thornton

Though I now hail from Stone Mountain, Georgia, I am a native of East Alabama.  I was born in Roanoke, Randolph County, Alabama, one of ten children of Lillie and King Thornton.

This is a photograph of my family which includes both my parents, grand parents  and most of my 9 siblings, taken in 1965.


I attended elementary school at Rock Mills and high school at Randolph County Training School, graduating in 1958.

No stranger to hard work, my work experiences have carried me all the way from Roanoke, Alabama, to Atlanta, Georgia, San Antonio Texas, to Anchorage, Alaska.

I completed a tour of duty in the U.S. Armed Forces, later devoting many years to the Municipality of Anchorage where I served as  General Foreman and Acting Division Manager until I retired in 1995.

My most recent accomplishment involved working alongside three of my siblings, Alvin, Gene, and Earnestine, to successfully co-produce a historical DVD and book, which traces the interesting history of The Randolph County Training School (RCTS) which was the predominantly black high school attended by hundreds of minority children during the “Separate but Equal” era.

This is an image of the DVD we co-produced

My contributions to The People’s Voice are considered as a real asset to the newspaper, and add “A Voice Of Reason” to the potporri of material published.


My favorite pasttimes are chess, photography, fishing, traveling and writing.


I have been married to the former Frances Cannon since 1970. I have a beautiful daughter, Angelia and a fine grandson, Clyde;  I resided in Anchorage Alaska for 30 years where the fish was the greatest!


  1. Hello Mr. Thornton. I met you this sunny morning on the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. We chatted for a few moments on the boardwalk about cameras and photography. My name is Jon. I just wanted to say hello again and that it was a pleasure to meet you. Take care!

    Comment by Jon Cefus | May 5, 2013 | Reply

  2. Hello Mr Thornton. I met you at a covered bridge in Stone Mountain park last October. We chatted for a few minutes and you gave me one of your cards! I was cleaning today and found it – wanted to say hello but will send an e-mail when I have more time. Would enjoy some more of your perspectives – from where you grew up to where you live now!

    Comment by susette stickel-rufer | June 15, 2018 | Reply

    • Hello Susette. I am trying to put a face to your name. Anyway, thanks for contacting me. Hopefully we can get together and chat really soon. Please continue to visit my site.

      Comment by lcthornton | June 18, 2018 | Reply

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