DATE OF BIRTH: 31 Oct 1903 Arthur, Claiborne Co., TN DATE OF DEATH: 25 Jun 1977 Franklin, Johnson Co., IN Edinburgh Tri-County Enterprise 29 Jun 1977 Thomas Services Held Tuesday Vesta Mae Thomas, 251 N. Home Ave., Franklin, 73, died Saturday at 4:00 a.m. in the Johnson County Hospital. The funeral was held Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. at the Gap-Creek Baptist church at Arthur, Tenn. Burial was in River View Cemetery at Harrogate, Tenn. In charge of the service were Rev. Claude Johnny Sanaford. Mrs. Thomas was born Oct. 31, 1903 at Arthur Tenn. Her parents were Sterling and Pheobie Linger Whitaker. On Dec. 2, 1927, she was married to Wm. Thomas at Cumberland Gap, Tenn. The Thomases had lived in this area for the past 20 years. Mrs. Thomas was a member of the gap-Creek Baptist Church were she had served as organist and treasurer. Survivors are her husband; sons, Wm. Ray Thomas and Claude Roy Thomas, both of Edinburg and Curtis Earl Meyers of Buckingham, Ky.; daughters, Norma Lee Jones of Edinburg; Edith Jean Whitaker of Franklin and Ruby Irene DeBusk of Middlesboro, Ky. Also surviving are a brothers, Frederick Whitaker of Arthur, Tenn.; sisters, Mrs. Emma Earles of Middlesboro, Ky. and Mrs. Minnie Ely of Knoxville, Tenn. One son preceded her in death.
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