James Clifton Thomas, 78, passed away July 26, 2011 after an extended illness. Ironically, this would have been their 57th wedding anniversary. He was born in Coffee County and at the time of death lived in Houston, Texas. He was preceded in death by his wife, Elizabeth "Nina" Whitfield Thomas. He was the son of the late Nola Reynolds Thomas and John Lee Thomas.
Survivors include the following: (daughter) MarLynn Kay Thomas McMichael husband, (Greg); (daughter) Audrey Kim Thomas, (son) Lonnie Douglas "Butch" Thomas (wife) Zayda; (daughter) Elizabeth Diane Lummus (Troy); (daughter) Tawyna Lynn Koslosky; and (son) Scott Lane Thomas (Penny), a sister, Ruth (Bill) Patton of Nashville Tennessee and nephews Doak and Doug Patton. grandchildren include: Greg Lane McMichael, Tara Hicks, Myles Thomas, Bryan Johnson, KaitLynn McMichael, Chazz and Cody Koslosky, Jordan Lummus, Madilyn Thomas, Chandler Lummus and Jett Thomas; great grandchildren: Autumn Thomas, Emma and Cambry Johnson and Marcus Hicks.
Mr. Thomas was a graduate of Woodbury Central High School Class of 1953. He attended the Church of Christ. He was a truck driver for many years.
Visitation will be held at Smith Funeral Home on Saturday, July 30, 2011 from 4-8 PM. Funeral services will be held on Sunday, July 31, 2011 at 2 PM in the Smith Funeral Home chapel. Herb Alsup will officiate. Interment will follow in Curlee Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Greg McMichael, Chad Hanks, Charles Brandon, Jr., Russell Reed, Dale Bush and Tim Knox. Smith Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. www.smithfuneralhomewoodbury.net (615)563-5337