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Sarah Kay Alford Thornhill, American nurse, administrator. Registered Nurse, Louisiana; certified evaluator Louisiana Board Secondary and Elementary Education.


Thornhill, Sarah Kay Alford was born on September 30, 1936 in Tylertown, Mississippi, United States. Daughter of Joseph and Katherine (Kyzar) Alford.


Diploma, Gilfoy School Nursing, 1957. Bachelor of science in nursing with honors, University Tennessee, 1974. Master of Science in Nursing Administration, University Southern Mississippi, 1978.

Doctor of Philosophy, Louisiana State University, 1991.


Staff nurse, Mississippi Baptist Hospital, Jackson, 1957-1958;staff nurse, Walthall Hospital, Tylertown, 1958;staff nurse, Southwestern Clinic, Lawton, Oklahoma, 1958;staff nurse, The Medical Center, Columbus, Georgia, 1958-1960;staff nurse, charge nurse, then nurse supervisor, Baton Rouge General Hospital, 1961-1967, 74-75;instructor, Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center, Baton Rouge, 1975-1979;special project nurse, Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center, Baton Rouge, since 1986;staff nurse, The Medical Center, Baton Rouge, 1985-1986;assistant professor nursing, Southeastern Louisiana U., Hammond, since 1980. Principal Thornhill & Associations Systems, since 1991.


Any individual, child, or otherwise cannot be baptized until they come to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ—then, and only then, would a person be baptized.


Christians should seek to apply their spiritual and moral values to the political process rather than politicize the church.


The strong feature of Baptism is that prayers are not only led by a minister, but often by a local preacher - a lay person who has been trained and authorized to lead worship and preach.


Active Woodland Ridge Homeowners Association, Baton Rouge, since 1974, History Foundation Louisiana, Baton Rouge, since 1988. Member American Nurses Association, National League Nursing, American Vocational Association, Louisiana State Nurses Association (continuing education committee 1985-1988, 92—), Baton Rouge District Nurses Association (vice president since 1992), Sigma Theta Tau, Phi Kappa Phi.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: collecting nurse figurines, historical nursing items, antiques, walking.


Married John Walter Thornhill, May 25, 1958. Children: Gary Lee, Amy Katherine.