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“I WAS A NEIGHBOR OF JOE'S WHEN WE WERE YOUNG. I AM SO SORRY TO HEAR OF HIS DEATH. I HAD NOT SEEN HIM IN MANY YEARS.MY SISTERS AND I HAVE MANY FOND...Read More »
1 of 6 | Posted by: VICKIE WYNN NOLAND - CANTON, NC

“Rebecca, So sorry for your loss.My prayers are with you and your family.Your dad is looking down from heaven.And he will be waiting on you. ”
2 of 6 | Posted by: JOYCE BARKER - clyde, NC

“Dear family, It was a pleasure to have met Joe. He was a wonderful person. May you find comfort in knowing that he is resting in the arms of Jesus...Read More »
3 of 6 | Posted by: Donna & Judd Trull - Waynesville, NC

“Love you always Uncle Joe!! ”
4 of 6 | Posted by: Jessica Thomas - clyde, NC

“Joe Thomas - I never saw you when you weren't smiling! You will be missed so much by so many. But we all know you are safe in the arms of Jesus now...Read More »
5 of 6 | Posted by: Carol Thomas Lattimore - NC

“I love you daddy! I miss you more and more with each passing day. You are my hero, the best man i ever knew and will come to know! Thank you for...Read More »
6 of 6 | Posted by: rebecca ledbetter - canton, NC


Joe Thomas, age 54, passed away on Wednesday, May 4, 2011 at the Elizabeth House in Hendersonville. A native of Haywood County, he was a son of the late Charlie Clinton Thomas. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by a sister, Carolina Kathy Thomas, and a niece, Hannah Thomas. Joe retired from the Town of Waynesville in 1993. He is survived by his mother and step-father, Dorothy and Joseph Lanning; his wife of ten years, Martha Moore Thomas; one daughter, Rebecca Ledbetter and Brian; three step-sons, Charles, Edwin, and Jesse Brown; one step-daughter, Lea James and Tim; two sisters, Cynthia Edwards and Gus, and Amanda Robinson and Paul; two brothers, Clifton Thomas and Cheryl, and Boyd Thomas and Debi; seven grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 14, 2011 in the Canton Chapel of Wells Funeral Home with the Reverend Jay Eastridge officiating. Burial will follow at Bon-A-Venture Cemetery on Newfound Road. The family will receive friends from 7:00 until 9:00 p.m. Friday evening at the funeral home.

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