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Donna Ruth Thomas

November 7, 1942 December 30, 2018
Donna Ruth Thomas
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Mrs. Donna Ruth Thomas age 76 of Athens, AL passed away on Sunday, December 30, 2018 at Athens Limestone Hospital. Mrs. Thomas was born on November 7, 1942 in Jefferson County, Alabama to Joel Elbert Farrell and Claudia Riley Farrell.

She was preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Nettie Riley, Vivian Ethridge, Katherine Bender and Elizabeth Johnston and brothers, Bill Farrell, Jack Farrell and Bob Farrell.

Mrs. Thomas is survived by her husband, Lavoy Thomas; son, Jason Thomas and wife Rhonda and granddaughter, Anna Lee Thomas.

Mrs. Thomas was a member of First United Methodist Church of Athens. She served as secretary for Delta Mu Delta Honor Society Alpha Iota Chapter of Athens State College. Mrs. Thomas graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science degree from Athens State College. Mrs. Thomas worked for and was the Treasurer of The Federal Land Bank Association of Decatur. She retired from Athens State College as the secretary for the Business School.

Services for Mrs. Thomas will be held at 1:00PM on Friday, January 4, 2019 at First United Methodist Church with Kenny Baskins officiating. The family will receive friends from 11:00AM-12:45PM prior to the service. Burial will be in Athens City Cemetery.

Pallbearers are Joe Hendrickson, Michael Kelly, Jeff Mooneyham, Blayne Shelton, Ed Smith and Patrick Tidwell. Honorary pallbearers are Dwight Billions, Lakin Collins, Charlie Durham, Bill Hightower, Johnny Marshall, Jimmy Powers, Joe Thomas, Phillip Vaughn and Wayne Vaughn.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Limestone County or First United Methodist Church of Athens.


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