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William Ray Thomas Click for Condolences      Printable Version
1921 - 2006

William Ray Thomas, age 84, of Willard, KY, went to be with the Lord Sunday, August 6th, 2006, at his residence, following an extended illness.

Mr. Thomas was born August 19th, 1921, at Twin Fork, WV, a son of the late William Henry and Rose Easterling Thomas.

He was a retired Carter County School Bus Driver for 23 years, a Farmer and a member of the Willard Missionary Baptist Church.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by: 1 grandson: Shannon Yates; 1 brother, Bobby Thomas and 2 sisters, Betty McDavid and Grace DeFoe.

His survivors include:

His wife:

Catherine Yates Thomas of Willard

3 sons:

Donnie Thomas of Willard

Gary Yates

Jerry Yates both of Grayson, KY

2 brothers:

Dearl Thomas of Willard

Billy Joe Thomas of Grayson

5 sisters:

Hazel Allen of Florida

Helen Walker of Willard

Susan Holbrook of Grayson

Fredia Phillips of Florida

Yuvonne Wells of Grayson

3 grandchildren

and 2 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, August 10th, 2006 at 2:00pm at the Malone Funeral Home with Ronnie Graves, minister. Burial will be in the East Carter County Memory Gardens. Visitation will be held Wednesday evening, August 9th, from 6-9pm at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Cancer Society P.O. Box 22718 Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718.

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There are currently 6 condolences.

Judy Mosier
Friday August 11, 2006 at 2:23 PM

I am so,so sorry for your loss.Ray was such a kind,caring soul.I know there will be some long, hard days ahead of you.Keep the memories of his love and all the good times close to your heart and your head.
Dave Tussey
Thursday August 10, 2006 at 11:03 AM

Jerry/Gary, My condolences to you and your family. I will always remember Ray's and your mom's hospitality when we were in high school. My thoughts are with you. Dave
Denise McDavid Knipp
Wednesday August 9, 2006 at 9:44 PM

Sorry to hear about Ray's death, I rode his schoolbus as a child. He was a very good man. My thoughts and prayers go out to the family.
Rick and Regina Stevens
Tuesday August 8, 2006 at 5:31 PM

Donnie we are sorry about your father . Our thoughts and prayers are with you and family.
Darla and Charles
Tuesday August 8, 2006 at 12:26 AM

We are very sorry to hear of Ray's death. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time.
Monday August 7, 2006 at 1:04 PM

We are sorry to hear about Ray's death. Ray was a good person and will be missed by alot of friends and family. You will be in our thoughts and prayers.

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