Donna Ruth Thomas


Mrs. Donna Ruth Thomas, 76, of Athens, passed away on Sunday, December 30, 2018, at Athens-Limestone Hospital.
Mrs. Thomas was born on November 7, 1942, in Jefferson County, Alabama, to Joel Elbert Farrell and Claudia Riley Farrell.
She was preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Nettie Riley, Vivian Ethridge, Katherine Bender and Elizabeth Johnston; and brothers, Bill Farrell, Jack Farrell and Bob Farrell.
Mrs. Thomas is survived by her husband, Lavoy Thomas; son, Jason Thomas and wife Rhonda; and granddaughter, Anna Lee Thomas.
Mrs. Thomas was a member of First United Methodist Church of Athens. She served as secretary for Delta Mu Delta Honor Society Alpha Iota Chapter of Athens State College. Mrs. Thomas graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science degree from Athens State College.
Mrs. Thomas worked for and was the Treasurer of Federal Land Bank Association of Decatur. She retired from Athens State College as the secretary for the business school.
Services for Mrs. Thomas will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, January 4, 2019, at First United Methodist Church with Kenny Baskin officiating. The family will receive friends from 11 a.m.-12:45 p.m. prior to the service. Burial will be in Athens City Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Limestone County or First United Methodist Church of Athens.
Published on December 31, 2018
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