The Herald Banner, Greenville, TX

June 13, 2013

Elish Thomas

Herald-Banner Staff

GREENVILLE — A Celebration of Life service for Elish Thomas of Greenville is scheduled at 1 p.m. Saturday at New Light House of Prayer Church, 2508 Langford Street in Greenville. Burial will follow at East Mount Cemetery.

Visitation is from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. today at Grace & Mercy Funeral Home in Greenville.

Elish Thomas, 87, passed away June 9, 2013, in Greenville.

He was born Nov. 13, 1925, to parents Nell and Lillie Thomas in Pine Bluff. Ark.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Bishop Chester Thomas; and two sisters, Roberta Allen and Donetta Tucker.

Elish is survived by his special sister-in-law, Lucy Thomas of Greenville; one sister, Martha Green of Phoenix, Ariz.; nieces Irene Lane, Wanda Jeffery, Lillie Thomas, Vera Powell and Jackie Henry; nephews George Nelson, Roberts Nelson, James Nelson, Oscar Cartwright, Charles Thomas, and Sylvester Thomas; and special cousins Gilbert Ross, Oscar Ross, Debra Ross, Ann Sanders, and Angela Ross.

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