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Edward S. (Sonny) Thomas, Columbia, KY (1934-2011)

He was well known geologist and discoverer of one of largest oilfield in Kentucky: The Hippie Oil Field in Southern Cumberland Co., KY

Edward S. (Sonny) Thomas of Columbia, KY, 76, was born in Caruthersville, MO, August 21, 1934. He died at 4:35pmCT, Thursday, May 12, 2011, in Burkesville, KY.

He professed faith in Christ and was a veteran of the Korean Conflict, having served his country honorably in the United States Navy.

He was a well known geologist in the south central KY area and discovered one of the largest oil fields in Kentucky - The Hippie Oil Field in southern Cumberland County.

He is survived by one daughter, Deanna Jungkans of Pittsville, Wisconsin and several other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by two sisters and one brother: Marcie Casserman, Evelyn Williams, and Ed Figlex.

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