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Olanta, SC

John L. Thomas, Sr. 82, widower of Anese McFadden Thomas, died Sunday, December 29, 2019 at MUSC Health Florence Medical Center, Florence, SC. He was born July 19, 1937 in Jacksonville FL, a son of the late Rev. Willis Wright, Sr. and Lois Deborah Thomas Woodberry.

Funeral services for Mr. Thomas will be held 11:00 AM Friday, January 3, 2020 at Oak Grove AME Church, 1709 Burnt Branch Road, Lake City, SC. Rev. Oliver Davis, Pastor presiding, Pastor Brian E. Fulmore Eulogist, Rev. James E. Williams, Pastor Andrew McFadden, and Pastor Major Brown assisting.   Burial will follow in New McFadden Cemetery.

The family is receiving friends at his residence, 4065 Swan Road, Olanta

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  • Monday, December 30, 2019
    Our staff will continue to keep your family in our prayers. We thank you for allowing us to serve your family.
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  • Monday, December 30, 2019
    going to miss you my friend, to all the family my love to all keep god first and he'll keep strong in this time of sorrow.
    ~ clyde mcfadden   olanta, SC
  • Thursday, January 2, 2020
    Its was so hard hearing that you had gone home to the father...Thank you(Pop)for always showing love and l waa welcomed in yourpresent...You always had a joke and a good laugh...Am quite the the Angela can appreciate your since of humor...I can hear your laughter at the very moment....Love you always Linda
    ~ Linda Thomas   Florence, SC
  • Monday, January 6, 2020
    My prayers and deepest sympathy to the family. John was my cousin. His mother and my father were first cousins. We talked periodically on the phone over the years, and I found him to be delightful. I will miss those times we talked and laughed together. Enjoy your heavenly home cousin.
    ~ Frances Sapp   Warrensville Hts, OH