Mr. Hayne Douglas Thomas, 67, of Gainesville died Sunday, Jan. 13, 2013, at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center.
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A lifelong resident of Hall County, Mr. Thomas was the son of the late O'Connor and Willie Mae Henson Thomas. He served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War and was retired from United Parcel Service, where he was a driver. Mr. Thomas was a member of the Murrayville Historical Society for a number of years, and served as its President from 2008-2012. He was active with Boy Scout Troop No. 212 since his early childhood years, and was a member and deacon of the Cool Springs Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife of 43 years, Doris Thomas, Gainesville; son, Craig Thomas; daughters and sons-in-law, Corrie and Kevin Cable; Lorrie and John Miller, all of Gainesville; grandchildren, Payton Cable, Cole Cable, Jackson Miller, Hudson Miller; sister and brother-in-law, Joyce and Wayne Clark, Gainesville; sister, Mildred Smith, Dawsonville; brothers and sisters-in-law, Melvin and Bobbie Thomas, Gainesville; Earl and Betty Thomas, Clermont; Howell B. and Audrey Thomas, Gainesville; James and Martha Thomas, Gainesville; special second mother, Estelle Bailey, Gainesville; sister-in-law, Claudette Martin, Gainesville. A number of nieces and nephews also survive.
Mr. Thomas is preceded in death by two infant brothers; brother-in-law, Kenneth Smith; and sister-in-law, JoAnn Rogers.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013, at the Cool Springs Baptist Church. The Rev. Ricky Stone, the Rev. Darin Cain and the Rev. Phil Clark will officiate. Interment will follow in the Thomas Family Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the Little & Davenport Funeral Home Monday, Jan. 14, 2013, from 5-8 p.m.
In lieu of flowers the family has asked that memorial contributions be made to the Cool Springs Baptist Church, 5000 Cool Springs Road, Gainesville, GA 30506.
Those wishing to send online condolences may do so at littledavenport.com
Little & Davenport Funeral Home, 355 Dawsonville Highway, SW, Gainesville, GA 30501, is in charge of arrangements.
Published in gainesvilletimes.com on Jan. 14, 2013
Little-Davenport Funeral Home
355 Dawsonville Highway Southwest Gainesville, GA 30501