Rev. J.E. Thorne* was a "Minister of the Gospel" and the officiant at the following (Black) Monroe County marriages:
William Harrison Pack & Burkey Elizabeth Pack, 5/31/1903
C.W. wilson & Florence Symns, 7/20/1904
*Not sure if he was Caucasian or Black
Note that the only other "Thorne" entry that I have in my Notes (Black Residents of Greenbrier, Monroe, Pocahontas, & Summers Counties by Carol Haynes) is
Martha Thorne who appears on the 1900 Census, Greenbrier County, Falling Springs District, Black Female, age 40, servant, born in Virginia & on the 1900 Census, GC, FlngSD, BF, 50, single, Cook, b. in Va., & on the 1930 Census, GC, FlngSD, BF, 61, servant, b. in Va.