Published 12:53 am Sunday, March 31, 2013
Goldie Thomas, 89, a resident of Sandy Hook, Miss., died at her residence on Wednesday, March 27, 2013.
She was born on Feb. 24, 1924, in Varnado, the daughter of the late Ira Johnson and Lucy Fortenberry Pierce. She was a housewife and a member of Carson Springs Baptist Church where she served as a Sunday School Teacher for more than 35 years. She also taught the Girls Bible Class for more than 18 years, served as the treasurer for the Ladies Bible Class for 27 years and saw to the gifts the church provided for different occasions such as graduation, Father’s Day, and Mother’s Day.
She also organized the fruit baskets for senior citizens until 2005, and worked in the “pea patch” to start the church’s Tape Ministry and also to raise money for the Youth Ministry.
She is survived by one daughter, Elaine (Bruce) Pauley of New Canaan, Conn.; two sons, Don (Linda) Thomas and Terry (Veda) Thomas, all of Sandy Hook; one brother, I.J. (Jean) Pierce of Branson, Mo.; one sister, Mary Ruth (W.O.) Magee of Bogalusa; six grandchildren, Jason Pauley, Lauren Pauley, Donna Powell, Jeff (Wendy) Crain, Nick (Kara) Crain and Eric (Angie) Thomas; six great-grandchildren, Makayla Magee, Collin Magee, Makenna Magee, Parker Mitchell, Cody Crain and Luke Crain.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Roy Felder Thomas; two brothers, Robert (Sadie) Pierce and Paul Pierce; one sister, Wanzie Williams; and one granddaughter, Sarah Mitchell.
Visitation was held Friday, March 29 at Carson Springs Baptist Church from 6-9 p.m., with the funeral service on Saturday at 11 a.m., with the Reverends Carl Dickens and Archie Herrin officiating. Burial followed in the Carson Springs Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Ted Thomas, Troy Thomas, John Fortenberry, Jeff Thomas, Jerry Thomas and Randy Herring. Honorary pallbearers were Jeff Crain and Nick Crain.
Hartman-Hughes Capps Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.