KINSTON - Charles Elbert "Ham" Thomas Sr., 80, of 749 Owen Smith Drive, left this world to "go fishing" with his Lord on Thursday, September 16, 2010. He worked with Barrus Construction for 35 years where he was a supervisor and was a member of Gospel Light Baptist Church in Comfort. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Thomas; a daughter, Barbara White; and a son, Carroll Thomas. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, September 21, 2010, from Gospel Light Baptist Church with the Rev. Ruffin Hill officiating. Interment will follow in the Philyaw Family Cemetery. The family received friends Monday evening at Garner Funeral Home. Other times they will be at the home of his daughter Jean, 1746 Institute Road, Kinston. Left to cherish his memory are his daughters, Cathy Tyndall and companion Joe Smith and Jean Vincent and husband Tim, all of Kinston; his son, Chuck Thomas and companion Janet Richard, of Wyse Fork; step-son Billie Perry of Kinston; his brothers, Lawrence Thomas and wife Geraldine, of Trenton and Cecil Thomas of Pollocksville; 33 grandchildren whom he loved with a special one that he helped raise, Steven Vincent of Kinston; 34 great-grandchildren; and his canine companions, Ginger and Rusty. "Gone Fishing" Funeral arrangements by Garner Funeral Home. Sign the guest book at kinston.com.
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Published in Free Press from Sept. 19 to Sept. 22, 2010