12/08/04 — THOMAS THAMES

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A graveside service for Thomas David "Pinky" Thames, 82, of 1809 E. Azalea Drive, was held today at 11 a.m. at Wayne Memorial Park. The Rev. Bobby Heath conducted the service.

The family received friends afterward.

Mr. Thames died Monday at Wayne Memorial Hospital.

A native of Sumter County, South Carolina, Mr. Thames was the son of the late Thomas David Thames Sr. and Louise Brassell Thames and was a retired roofing contractor.

He is survived by his special companion, Mary Helon Merritt of Goldsboro; and her children, Deborah Johnson and husband, Dennis, Dee Kleinert and husband, Tom, Diane Hill and husband, Mark, and Donna Adams, all of Goldsboro and David Merritt and wife, Theresa of Florida; and her grandchildren, Duff Lane, Todd Lane, Keith Lane, Stephanie Hill, Katie White, Mike Merritt, Steven Merritt, Chris Hux, Jason Hux and Patrick Hux; his sisters, Maybelle Elmore and Toni Broadway both of Sumter, SC and Betty McCraw and husband, Ted of Spartanburg, SC; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his brothers, Lawrence, Milton, John, Hugh and Richard Thames.

Although flowers are welcome, memorials may be made to the Memorial and Honor Program, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tenn., 38105.

Arrangements by Seymour Funeral Home.


Published in Obituaries on December 8, 2004 1:45 PM