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Katherine Ellis Thomas
Katherine Ellis Thomas, age 96, passed away, Friday, Jan. 14, 2011, at The Home Place, in Columbus, Miss.
Katherine Ellis Thomas, was born in the Henryville Community in Clay County, to the late Winnie Lee Ellis and Shirley A. Ellis on Mar. 23, 1914. She received her BS degree from M.S.C.W. (now MUW), and her Masters degree in Education from Mississippi State University. She taught for 28 years retiring from the West Point Public School System. She married Delbert L. Thomas on July 21, 1945, at her parentsâ€™ home in Henryville, Miss. Mrs. Thomas was a member of Hebron Baptist Church where at various times she served as pianist and church clerk as well as Church Historian. She taught the Adult Sunday School Class until she was 93 years old. Mrs. Thomas enjoyed planting trees and shrubs and cared for them until she was 88 years old. She loved God, country, family and friends. Katherine was a devoted wife and mother.
Her parents, her sister, Hilda Faye Ellis and her husband of 57 years, Delbert L. Thomas, preceded her in death.
Funeral services are Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2011, at 2 p.m. from Hebron Baptist Church with the Rev. R. C. Bryan officiating and assisted by the Rev. Terry Rhodes. The body will lie at the church from 1 p.m. until service time. Burial will follow in Hebron Cemetery. Calvert Funeral Home of West Point is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include three sons: Roger L. Thomas (Marlene) of Louviers, Colo., Dennis L. Thomas (Diane) of Mooresville, N.C., and Merrill L. Thomas (Regina) of Larkspur, Colo.; eight grandchildren; Jeffrey L. Thomas, Traci Lane Thomas, Kevin L. Thomas, Brian L. Thomas, Jason L. Thomas, Tanja Whor, Kerstin Whor, and Jens Thomas; three great grandchildren: Katherine L. Thomas, Carly L. Thomas, and Carson Levi Thomas.
Pallbearers are John Blankenship, Franklin Brewer, Phillip McCarter, Charles Clanton, James Holloway, Johnny Mitchell, and Wade Vaughn.
Honorary pallbearers are Prentice Brewer, Bob Cunningham, Bobby Lang, Roy Sagely, and Paul Young, Sr.
Memorials may be made to patient care at Heart to Heart Hospice, 115 Hwy 12 West, Starkville, MS 39759
Visitation is Monday, Jan. 17, 2011, 5 until 7 p.m. at Calvert Funeral Home.
Friends may leave a Memory Message at www.calvertfuneralhome.com