Rev. Charlie Grayson Thomas, 90, of Baldwin, died Wednesday, December 10, 2008.
Born on August 15, 1918, in Hall County, he was the son of the late James Grayson and Gertrude Weaver Thomas. He was a member of B.C. Grant Baptist Church, was a farmer until 1951 when he went to work at Gainesville Mill, where he worked until retirement. He also worked for Greenway Grocery for a number of years, and worked for Quality Foods in Cornelia from 1992 until his death. Rev. Thomas was preceded in death by step-mother, Myrtle Walker Thomas; son, Charles Edward Thomas; sisters, Vadie Armour, Clifford Dyer, Pearlie Armour and Jimmie Ward; brothers, Travis, Melvin and Billy Thomas.
Survivors include his wife of 69 years, Mellie Ward Thomas, Baldwin; son and daughter-in-law, Roy and Brenda Thomas, Alto; daughters and sons-in-law, Linda and Garnett Smith and Pat and Charles Turpin, all of Lula; daughter-in-law, Carolyn Thomas Mulkey, Alto; sisters and brother-in-law, Winnie Grier, Lula, Phoebe Dodd, Dover, Tenn., and Dorothy and Max King, Alto; brother, Bobby Thomas, Lawrenceville; 10 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Friday, December 12, at 2 p.m., at Whitfield Funeral Home. Burial will be in the West View Cemetery in Lula. The family will receive friends Wednesday, December 10, and Thursday, December 11, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.
Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, Baldwin, is in charge of arrangements.