Lewis “Luke” Thomas was born February 16, 1845 to Banner Thomas, Jr. and Lovie Denmark and died April 30, 1919. Lewis married Mary E. Stokes, daughter of Richard and Nancy (Altman) Stokes. Mary was born April 18, 1843, and died November 22, 1924. Luke and Mary are buried in New Hope Cemetery in the Hickox Community.
Lewis "Luke" Thomas enlisted into the Confederate Army on February 6, 1864, as a Private in Captain Clinch's Battery Georgia Light Artillery. He was a Prisoner of War at U.S.A. General Hospital, Hilton head, SC on December 27,1864, and was separated from service on June 20, 1865.
Children of Luke and Mary were:
1. Alfred Thomas Sr., born Jun 30, 1868, died October 4, 1928. He married Lovie Elizabeth Crews, daughter of Banner and Harriet (Griffin) Crews. She was born October 16, 1876 in Pierce County and died August 16, 1958 in Ware County. They are buried in New Hope Cemetery in the Hickox Community.
2. Lovie, born October 15, 1874, died October 03, 1944, married Noel Lawson Morgan son of Berrie Walker and Telitha (Ammons) Morgan, born September 02, 1867 and died July 29, 1936 in Wayne County, Georgia. They are buried in Screven Cemetery in Screven, Wayne County, Georgia.
3. Lettie, born April 11, 1885, died April 24, 1934, married Levi Hickox son of Jonathan David and Lucinda (Jones) Hickox. Levi was born February 01, 1883 and died May 23, 1923. They are buried in High Bluff Cemetery.
Military service was researched and a stone was ordered by Gaynell H. Sasser on October 15, 2004, and was placed on December 31, 2004 by Jerry Van Herrin.