Betty Thomas, 92, of Big Spring, died Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2016, at her residence. |
Funeral services will be held at 10:00 AM Saturday, Nov. 19, 2016, at the First Baptist Church in Big Spring with the Rev. Pat Ray, pastor of Prairie View Baptist Church, officiating. Interment will follow at Trinity Memorial Park.
She was born Oct. 25, 1924, in Howard County, Texas, to Shirley and Ethel Fryar, and married R.C. Thomas Dec. 20, 1946, in Big Spring, Texas. He preceded her in death Dec. 26, 1995.
Betty was a lifelong resident of Big Spring. She was a homemaker and was a longtime member of the Prairie View Baptist Church where she taught Sunday School for many years. She was also a member of the Baptist Women's Organization, the Friendship Club, the Hyperion Club and the Master Gardeners.
Survivors include four daughters, Sherry Newton of Big Spring, Kendra Thomas of Austin, Anne Irving and husband Eddie of Ft. Worth, and Karen Leavitt and husband Randy of Austin; one son, Kirk Thomas of Big Spring; one brother, Martin Fryar and wife Lanita of Big Spring; 11 grandchildren, Gregg Newton and wife Tracy, Kelly Tucker and husband Bobby Joe, Zach Thomas and fiancee Angie Berardini, Avery Brown and husband Jeremy, Grant Irving and wife Katie, Collin Irving, Joshua Irving and wife Kaki, Carley Leavitt, Kinsey Leavitt, Cade Leavitt, and Randi Leigh Thomas; five great-grandchildren, Falon Newton, Granger Newton, Hannah Tucker, Turbo Tucker, and Rachel Williams and husband Bo.
She was also preceded in death by her parents; one son, Mark Thomas; one brother, Billy Fryar; and a son-in-law, Marion Newton.
The family wishes to thank Dora Lozano for the special care given to Betty.
The family suggests memorials to Home Hospice, 111 E. 7th St., Suite A, Big Spring, Texas; or to a
Arrangements are under the direction of Nalley-Pickle and Welch Funeral Home and Crematory of Big Spring. Online condolences may be made at www.npwelch.com.
Published in Big Spring Herald on Nov. 18, 2016