Colene Thomas Lancaster

FOREST CITY-Ms. Colene Thomas Lancaster went to be with the Lord on Thursday, March 7, 2013, at Hospice of Rutherford County.
Colene was a lifetime member of Roberson Creek Free Will Baptist Church in Bostic.
She was preceded in death by her husband, George Allen Lancaster; her mother and father, Ella Mae and Burley Austin Thomas; a brother, Clyde Robert Thomas, all of Bostic; two brothers-in-law, Grady Toney of Sunshine, J.C. Smith of Forest City; and a sister-in-law, Pat Lowery Thomas of Bostic.
She is survived by her three sisters, Nellie Mae Toney of Sunshine, Sarah T. Smith of Forest City, and Shirley T. Madden and husband H. Courtney Madden of Shelby; five beloved nieces and nephews, Michael Toney and wife Wanda of Sunshine, Sherri Toney Yelton and husband Michael of Forest City, Karen Thomas Lawter and husband David of Gilkey, Russelle Gary Atchley of Shelby, and Kevin Thomas Atchley and wife Ashley of Shelby; a treasured friend and confidant, Charles McSwain of Lattimore; and a circle of great-nieces and nephews.
Visitation: The family will receive friends from 2 to 3 p.m. Sunday at the mortuary. The family will be gathered at 165 Lincoln Road, Forest City.
Funeral Service: 3 p.m. Sunday in the Padgett & King Chapel
Officiated By: The Rev. Ted Blankenship
Entombment: Rutherford County Memorial Cemetery Mausoleum, following the service
Funeral Home: The Padgett & King Mortuary is serving the family
Memorials: In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice of Rutherford County, P.O. Box 336, Forest City, N.C. 28043
An online guest registry is available at

Funeral Home

The Padgett & King Mortuary
227 East Main Street Forest City, NC 28043
(828) 245-4951

Published in Shelby Star on Mar. 9, 2013