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Ruth P. Thomas, 101, Adair Co., KY (1910-2012)

She was a native of Cumberland County, KY, born a member of one of the great old families there. She and her late husband, Hugh Thomas, were held in the highest esteem throughout their lives for their Christian example - she laboring in the work of the Christian Church; he a staunch, equally dedicated Baptist. She was the matriarch of a highly regarded family. She was a member of Columbia Christian Church and was a retired Educator, having taught in the Adair County School System for 38 years

Ruth P. Thomas, 101, of Columbia, died Wednesday, March 28, 2012 at 7:30 pmCT at Westlake Regional Hospital, Columbia, KY.

Funeral services will be Saturday, March 31, 2012 at 11amCT, at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home with Bro. Raymond Martin and Bro. Terry White officiating. Burial will be in Columbia Cemetery, 315 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY. Visitation after 4pmCT, Friday, March 30, 2012.

Casket Bearers: Steven Olt, John McKinley, Mark McKinley, Curtis Moss, James Watson, and Bill Patterson.

Ruth P. Thomas, 101, Adair Co., KY (1910-2012)

She was born Thursday, April 21, 1910, in Cumberland County, KY. She was the daughter of the late John A. and Hattie Brockman Parrish. She died Wednesday, March 28, 2012, at the age of 101 years, 11 months, and 7 days.In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Hugh Thomas: a daughter and son-in-law, Sue and Adolphus McKinley; a grandson, Larry McKinley, and her brother, George Henry Parrish.

She was a member of Columbia Christian Church and was a retired Educator, having taught in the Adair County School System for 38 years.

Survivors include:
  • One daughter and son-in-law: Ann and Bob Olt of Greensburg, KY

  • Four grandchildren: John (Missy) McKinley and Mark (Vickie) McKinley all of Campbellsville, KY; Steven (Ange) Olt and Amy Olt all of Greensburg, KY

  • Five great grandchildren

  • And one great great grandchild
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Memorials are suggested to either Gideon Bibles or Columbia Christian Church. These may be made at the funeral home.

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home, 200 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY, in charge of arrangements.

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