Mrs. Thomas was born in Union, SC April 5, 1923, a daughter of the late Edgar Knox and Lillie Gregory Knox. She was a retired textile worker and was a member of Fairview Baptist Church.
Surviving are four daughters, Loretta T. Edwards and husband Gene, Joetta T. Edwards and husband Thomas, Carolyn T. Lancaster and husband Ellis and Felecia T. Ross; a son, Mark L. Thomas and wife Lisa, all of Union; two sisters, Helen Puckett of Putman and Betty Jean Cagle of Union; three brothers, James Knox of Lockhart, Toby Wayne Knox of Union and Broadus Knox of Woodruff; 23 grandchildren and a number of great-children and great-great-grandchildren; and special care giver Beth Broom.
Mrs. Thomas was predeceased by three daughters, Cheryl Burley, Doris Hix and Sylvia Ann Thomas; three brothers: Mack Arthur Knox, Franklin D. Knox and Harold Knox; and a granddaughter, Lindsey Brooke Thomas.
Funeral services will be held 4 p.m. Thursday, August 26, 2010 at Fairview Baptist Church conducted by Rev. Bob Cato, Mr. Eddie Edwards and Rev David Lewis. Burial will be in Rosemont Cemetery.
Active pallbearers will be the following grandsons: Gene Edwards, Jr, Chris Edwards, Josh Edwards, Harry Edwards, Jr, Joseph Edwards, Eddie Edwards and Bud Broom.
The following are asked to serve as honorary pallbearers, Edward Inman and Danny Inman. Staff and nurses of Hospice Care of S.C. Union are asked to sit in a goup.
Mrs. Thomas will be carried to the home, 200 Hart St., Union, on Wednesday where the family will receive friends and will be placed in the church 3 p.m. Thursday to await the hour of service.
Memorials may be made to Hospice Care of S.C., Union Unit, 406 N. Duncan Bypass, Suite 6, Union, SC, 29379 or to Fairview Baptist Church Building Fund, 763 Neal Shoals Rd., Union, SC, 29379.
SR Holcombe Funeral Home