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Bennie Thomas Jr. buried in Indiana




Bennie Thomas Jr., 79, of New Point, Ind., died July 2 in Indiana.

Born in Whitesburg, he was a son of the late Bennie and Bertha Carpenter Thomas Sr., and a stepson of the late Florence Thomas and H.C. Carpenter. He was reared by his grandparents, the late Dan and Polly Thomas.

After working in the coal mines for 25 years, he worked at America Lifts in Greensburg, Ind., for 18 years until his retirement.

He was a member of the New Point Christian Church, and was the father of the late Danny Thomas Sr.

Surviving are his wife, Louise Ison Thomas; three sons, Lanny C. Thomas and wife Debbie, New Point, Ind.; Ronny C. Thomas and wife Charlene, and Jeffrey Thomas and wife Stephanie, all of Batesville, Ind.; a brother, Cornelius Thomas, Florida; three sisters, Wilma Carson, Florida, and Jean Patterson and Joyce Phillips, both of Tennessee; seven grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held July 6 at the New Point Christian Church. Burial was in the Rossburg Cemetery in New Point.


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