The News Courier in Athens, Alabama


March 5, 2014

Marvin Thomas

— Marvin Gary Thomas, 56, of Minor Hill, Tenn., passed away Tuesday, March 4, 2014, at Maury Regional Hospital. Mr. Thomas was born March 8, 1957, in Limestone County to Marvin Thomas and Clara Bloodworth Thomas.

The funeral is at 2 p.m. Friday, March 7, at Limestone Chapel Funeral Home. Burial will be in Todd Cemetery with Bill Graham, Anthony Anderson and Don Smith officiating.

Visitation is 6-9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

He was preceded in death by his parents and nephew, Jason Thomas.

Survivors include his wife, Patty Jackson Thomas; stepson, Donnie Gunter; daughters, Christy Johnson and husband Chad, and Crystal Thomas; stepdaughters, Crystal Jackson, Katrina Carden and husband Thomas and Nikole Ice and husband Bill; brother, Larry Glen Thomas; sisters, Martha White and Mary Vanhoozer; grandchildren, Trent Chisenall, Macy Lyda, Matt Johnson, Rachel Johnson, Chelcie Kilburn, Hunter Kilburn, Dalton Freeman, Ashton Freeman, Caytlynn Gunter, Evans Gunter, Jackson Gunter, Hannah Robinson, Kaleb Charnock and Kayleigh McDaniels; nieces and nephews, Glen White, Jamie Vanhoozer, Greta Vanhoozer Edwards, Vicki Rich, Brad Vanhoozer, Dewayne White, Tina Thomas and Cynthia Ray.

Pallbearers are Dewayne White, Jake Smith, Jamie Vanhoozer, Donnie Gunter, Jeremy White and Brad Vanhoozer. Honorary pallbearers are Chad Cox, Brody White and Gary Smith.

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