Doris Estelle Thomas

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CAMBRIDGE - Doris Estelle Thomas passed away peacefully Mon., Mar. 18, 2013 at her home. Born in Town Point on Feb. 23, 1923, she was a daughter of the late Darcy and Naomi Insley Hurley. Doris graduated from Cambridge High School and on Apr. 24, 1943 became the bride of Elvin D. Thomas. Doris was first and foremost devoted to her family. Her pride of her husband and two children was very evident. She was a supportive wife in the many organizations and community affairs that her husband was involved in. Elvin passed away Sept. 13, 2005. The Thomas' were lifetime members of Friendship United Methodist Church, Cambridge Yacht Club and Cambridge Lodge #1272 B.P.O.E. Elks. Doris had been active in the Dorchester General Ladies Auxiliary. Surviving are her two children, daughter, Brenda C. Cohen of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. and son, E. Dail Thomas II and wife Karin of Fort Washington, Md.; two grandchildren, Lauren Nicole Thomas and Nathaniel Dail Thomas; a sister, Lula May Phillips and her husband Thomas Dewey Phillips; her devoted niece, Gail Todd; and a special caregiver, Sherry Hastings. A funeral service was held Thurs., Mar. 21, 2013 beginning at 1 p.m. at Friendship United Methodist Church, Cambridge. Certified Lay Speaker Chris Farnell officiated. Interment followed at Dorchester Memorial Park, Cambridge, Md. Serving as pallbearers were Richard Todd, Jr., Randy Todd, William Edward Blackburn, Jr., Gary Phillips, Chris Blackburn and Chris Rusin. Honorary pallbearers were Richard Todd and Thomas Phillips. In lieu of flowers memorial offerings in memory of Doris can be made to the Friendship United Methodist Church, c/o Doris Weber, 5163 Maple Dam Rd., Cambridge MD 21613. To send online condolences please visit

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Published in NewsZapMD on Mar. 22, 2013
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