Ruby Thomas

Obituary of Ruby Atkinson Thomas

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Ruby “Jho” Atkinson Thomas, 90, widow of Ernest Rudolph Thomas, died Wednesday, December 30, 2015, at the Tuomey Regional Medical Center. Born in Elliott, she was a daughter of the late Daniel H. Atkinson and Addie Atkinson. Mrs. Thomas was a member of Alice Drive Baptist Church. Surviving are three sons, Rudy Thomas (Laura) of Charlotte, NC, Larry Thomas (Linda) of Conway, and Anthony Thomas (Lori) of Raleigh, NC; a daughter, Lisa T. Barwick (Ernest) of Sumter; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by three brothers, Leonard, Aubrey and Harold Atkinson; three sisters, Mary Mauney, Blanche Scurry and Frances Brooks. Funeral services will be held at 2 P.M. Sunday in the Chapel of the Elmore Hill McCreight Funeral Home with Dr. Clay Smith officiating. Burial will be in the Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends following the graveside service. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 3223 Sunset Blvd., West Columbia, SC 29169. On-line condolences may be sent to Elmore Hill McCreight Funeral Home & Crematory, 221 Broad Street, Sumter, is in charge of the arrangements (803) 775-9386.