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Monday, March 5, 2007
CLARKSVILLE — Dewey Thomas, 71, of Detroit, Texas, died Saturday, March 3, 2007, in Hospice of East Texas in Tyler.
Dewey was born March 22, 1935, in Commerce; the son of Henry Thomas and Emily Plunkett Vinson.
He was a member of the Lone Star Congregational Methodist Church. His biggest hobby was his grandkids.
Surviving are his wife, Marline Gilmer Thomas, who he married on July 11, 1953, in Commerce; two daughters, Sarena and husband David Owens of Yantis, Suzann and husband Don of Clarksville; sister, Kathryn and husband Harold Verner of Detroit, Texas; grandchildren, Jill Kinsley and husband Daniel of Tyler, Cory Owens of Tyler and Kyle Shovan of Clarksville; nieces and nephews, Pam, Donnie, Jennifer and Bryan Hays of Detroit, Texas.
He was preceded in death by a nephew, Charles Thomas Verner.
Funeral services are at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 6, 2007, at Lone Star Congregational Methodist Church with Revs. Don Shovan, Don Benton and Dink Benton officiating. Burial is at 2 p.m. at Rosemound Cemetery in Commerce.
Pallbearers are Cory Owens, Kyle Shovan, Daniel Kinsley, Donnie Hays, Brian Hays and Scotty Coleman.
Visitation is from 6 to 7:30 p.m. today at Clarksville Funeral Home, which is in charge of arrangements.
Memorials may be made to the Hospice of East Texas, 4111 University Boulevard, Tyler, 75701.
Submitted by Elaine Nall Bay