THOMAS, RICHARD JAMES
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Mr. Richard James Thomas, age 83, passed away June 20, 2011 at E.T. York Hospice Care Center in Gainesville, FL. Mr. Thomas moved from Dade City, FL to Gainesville in 1951, he was a graduate of Florida A&M University, and taught at A.L. Mebane High School, Santa Fe Community College, and retired from Gainesville High School. He was a member of St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church in Dade City, FL. Mr. Thomas is survived by two sisters; Louversa T. Herbert, Bartow, FL, and Thelma T. Allen, Dade City, FL.
Funeral services for Mr. Thomas will be held at 11:00am, Saturday, June 25, 2011 at the Grand Female Protective Temple, 12610 N. W. 39th Avenue, Gainesville, FL, Rev. Thomas J. Haynes, Sr., officiating; burial will follow in Chapel Hill Garden Cemetery, Dade City, FL. Arrangements entrusted to Chestnut Funeral Home, Inc., 18 N.W. 8th Avenue, Gainesville, FL.
Mr. Thomas will repose in the Chestnut Memorial Chapel on Friday, June 24, 2011 from 2-7pm, and on Saturday at the Temple from 10:00am until the hour of service. Family and friends are asked to meet at the Temple at 10:30am.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Haven Hospice E.T. York Hospice Care Center, 4200 N.W. 90th Boulevard, Gainesville, FL, 32606.
"A CHESTNUT SERVICE"
Published in Gainesville Sun from June 23 to June 24, 2011