Mrs. Frances Gainey Thomas, age 69, passed away Tuesday, July 16, 2013. She was born March 11, 1944 in DeFuniak Springs, Florida to Millard and Wilma Gandy Gainey. Mrs. Thomas was a lifelong resident of Walton County. She was Baptist by faith and a member of the Southwide Baptist Church. She owned and operated Fran Thomas Enterprises, INC for over 10 years. She was the Grants Coordinator for the City of DeFuniak Springs, and served as the Director of the Council on Aging. She enjoyed fishing, hunting, working crossword puzzles, traveling and especially spending time with her family.
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Mrs. Thomas was preceded in death by her parents, Millard and Wilma Gandy Gainey.
Mrs. Thomas is survived by her loving husband of 45 years, Clayton M. Thomas of DeFuniak Springs; one son, Craig Thomas and wife Debbie of DeFuniak Springs; one daughter, Amy E. Ripley and husband Scott of Niceville; one brother, Raymond Gainey of DeFuniak Springs; two sisters, Agnes Smith and husband Roger of Tallahassee and Marie Hinson and husband Charles of DeFuniak Springs; six grandchildren, Krista Wilbon and husband Freddie, Joseph "Drew" Touchton, Stephanie Ripley, Kaelin Ripley, Courtney Currid and husband Jordy and Jordan Thomas; three great grandchildren, Elijah, Elena and Olivia and by numerous beloved nieces and nephews.
Visitation services were held from 10 to 11 a.m., Friday, July 19, 2013 at Clary-Glenn Funeral Home Chapel; 230 Park Avenue, DeFuniak Springs, Florida 32435. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m., Friday, July 19, 2013 at Clary-Glenn Funeral Home Chapel; 230 Park Avenue, DeFuniak Springs, Florida 32435 with Dr. Bobby Tucker officiating. Pallbearers will be Jordy Currid, Chuck Hinson, Scott Ripley, Drew Touchton, David Thomas, Robert Thomas, Todd Gainey, Matthew Gainey, Gage Smith, Derek Randolph and Scott Thomas. Burial followed at Pleasant Ridge Cemetery. Floral arrangements are being accepted. You may go online to view obituaries, offer condolences and sign guest book at www.clary-glenn.com. Clary-Glenn Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements.
Published in Washington County News and Holmes County Times-Advertiser on July 24, 2013