Nell Joann Thomas, 78, of Marshall, died Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2011, at Fitzgibbon Hospital in Marshall.
Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, 2011, at Sunset Gardens Cemetery in Marshall with William H. Harlow officiating. Weiker Funeral Home in Slater is in charge of the arrangements.
Born Sept. 27, 1933, in Marshall, she was the daughter of the late William S. and Lucy Mae Rudd Butler. On Dec. 15, 1960, in Jacksonville, N.C, she married Lester Thomas who preceded her in death on Jan. 10, 1972. She was a member of First Christian Church in Marshall and the American Business Women's Association. She retired after 26 years of service from the food service department at Marshall Public Schools.
She is survived by one son, Jon Michael Thomas of Bloomfield, Ind.; one daughter, Susan Conway of Kansas City; Three grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; one great-great-granddaughter; and one sister, Julia Landreth of Marshall.