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Mary Thomason

October 12, 1930 — May 16, 2016


Mary Z. Thomason, 85, of Gilbertsville died at 7:02am on Monday, May 16, 2016 at the Ray and Kay Eckstein Hospice Care Center.

She was a long-time member of Smithland First Baptist Church and worked in the retail clothing industry for several years.

She is survived by two sons Joe A. (Debra) Thomason of Gilbertsville and Jim F. (Karen) Thomason of Hopkinsville; one brother, L.D. Savage Jr of Calvert City; two sisters, Vivian Vaughn of Reidland and Gloria Slayden of Murfreesboro, TN; three grandchildren, Josh, Matt and Christian Thomason; eight great-grandchildren, Cameron, Olivia, Jordan, Katelyn, Gavin, Carter, Nolan and Ashlyn Thomason; and several nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her husband Elbert A. Thomason; three brothers, Paul W. Sauvage, Lynn Sauvage, and Devon Sauvage; and one sister, Lou Ella Coffee. Her parents were Lorenzo and Zetta Sauvage.

Funeral services will be at 11:00am on Saturday, May 21, 2016 at Smith Funeral Chapel with the Rev. C.C. Brasher officiating. Burial will follow in Smithland Cemetery.

Friends may call from 5:00pm to 8:00pm on Friday at the funeral home.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to St. Jude Research Hospital at P.O. Box 1000 Dept. 142 Memphis, TN 38101

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Smith Funeral Chapel in Smithland is in charge of arrangements.

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