Thurman Thomas Obituary

Thurman Thomas

Thursday, January 10, the community was much shocked by the sad news of the sudden death of an honored citizen, Thurman Thomas, of Sugar Grove. Again we are reminded that life is uncertain, but death is sure and we should all be prepared to meet our Saviour when our life's work is done. Mr. Thomas by his bright and cheerful disposition, brought sunshine into the lives of all who knew him, and his genial sunny presence will be sadly missed, not alone by his immediate family, but by all with whom he came in contact. His death came unexpectedly to the family, but all hastened to his side, only to find him in the cold embrace of death. And those who loved him best and who had hoped that he might be spared for many years, have realized that our Father had willed it otherwise, remembering that He doeth all things well. He had been a member of the Sugar Grove Baptist church for many years, and was a consistent christian and a kind husband and father. His door was open to all and there are many who will ever remember the open hospitality and general good fellowship of that home. He was born near Waynesburg in 1849, and died at his home surrounded by his wife and children January 10, 1918. He was married to Miss Sarah Bolen, March 14, 1872, and to this union six children were born, all of whom survive except the only son, Arthur, who died seventeen years ago, and a little daughter, Louie Belle, who died in infancy. His wife and children have the sympathy of the entire neighborhood, for a happy home has been desolated. His children are as follows: Mrs. Retta Waychoff, of Morganown, W. Va; Mrs. Linnie Longanecker, of Carmichaels, Pa.; Mrs. Bertie Crago, of Greensboro, Pa, and Mrs. Lida Donham, at home. He is also survived by the following brothers and sister: William and John Thomas, of near Waynesburg, and Mrs. Haddie Frye, of Waynesburg. Funeral services were conducted at the home of Rev. Sherman, of Garards Fort, at 10 a.m. Sunday, January 12, 1918. Interment in the Sugar Grove cemetery.

Waynesburg Republican, February 21, 1918 (Greene County, PA)

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