Funeral service for Mrs. Katherine Tucker Thomas age 94, of Fayetteville, will be conducted Monday at 10 a.m. at Higgins Funeral Home with Bro. Joe Wayne McGee officiating. Burial will follow in Booneville Cemetery. Mrs. Thomas passed away Saturday morning at Maury Regional Hospital.
A native of Lincoln County, she was the daughter of the late William Mack and Minnie Etta Tripp Tucker. She was a homemaker, wonderful mother and cook and a member of the Chestnut Ridge Church of Christ.
Survivors include her husband Mr. Clayton Thomas of Fayetteville, children Etta Mae Gill and husband John, Ronald C. Thomas and wife Pamela all of Fayetteville, Dale Thomas of Petersburg, Shirley Ann Sowell and husband Wallace of Holly Pond, AL, brother Leon Tucker of South Holland, IL, brother-in-law W.G. Thomas of Fayetteville, 11 grandchildren and 25 great grandchildren. Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by grandson Ken Gill, great grandson Caleb Gill, brothers Jessie Mack Tucker, William Clyde Tucker, and Charles Edward Tucker.
Visitation with the family will be Sunday evening from 5 – 8 p.m. at Higgins Funeral Home.
Sending love and sympathy to you at this time of sorrow. What a legacy she left.
Mr. Thomas, Etta Mae and Ron I was so sorry for your loss. I did not know Mrs. Thomas but my son Bill always told me how much he thought of your Mother and Daddy. I will keep you in my Prayers, I know Mr. Thomas will need you all more than ever now. Joyce Johnson
I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Mrs. Thomas. She was a wonderful lady who was very dear to my heart. I met Mr. and Mrs. Thomas when I worked for Harold and Mike Armstrong at M&H Market while I was in high school. Every Saturday morning Mr. Thomas would drop Mrs. Thomas off at the store to do her weekly shopping, while he would drive off to Tanners Feed and Supply to hang out with the men folk. When Mrs. Thomas would finish her grocery shopping I would put her frozen things back in the freezer, her cool things in the cooler, and she would sit in the window seat and wait for Mr. Thomas. In between bagging groceries she and I would talk. When Mr. Thomas would come back to pick her up I would gather her things from the cooler and freezer and load the groceries in the truck, all the while fussing with Mr. Thomas for making her wait. All in fun of course. Those are memories I will cherish forever. Such a wonderful family. May God comfort you in this time of sorrow.
Mr. Thomas, Ron, and Etta Mae, I am so sorry for your loss. And I’m sorry I was unable to attend the service. I did not receive the news in time.
Etta Mae, I would have come to the funeral home, but it just slipped up on me.’So sorry about your mom and may God be especially close to you and all your family at this time, Thanks for always being the encouragement and example you have been to me. Love, Because He Lives, Amy S. Osteen
So sorry to hear of your loss. Our prayers & thoughts are with you all. God Bless. Mr. & Mrs. Willie C McGehee, Billy McGehee, Mary & Teresa Partin
Ron, Dale, Etta Mae and families,
Thinking of you as you celebrate the life of your precious mother. I just loved talking to her when I used to see her out. What a blessing to have your mother with you all these years but, it is never long enough. Prayers for peace and comfort.