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Farrell Thomas, 95, of New London, passed away on Thursday, January 26, 2017 at Stanly Regional Medical Center in Albemarle, NC.
He was born on April 6, 1921 to the late Frank and Lola Crayton Thomas in Rockingham, NC. He attended school at Oakboro High School. Farrell worked as a Farmer, carpenter and millwright. He was a Veteran of the United States Mechant Marines. Farrell loved photography, reading, and was an avid history buff.
In addition to his parents, Farrell was preceded in death by Brother, Newell Frank Thomas.
Farrell is survived by his Wife of over 69 years, Mary Lou Smith Thomas, whom he married August 2, 1947; Son, Martin Luther Thomas and wife Darlene of Rockwell, NC; Granddaughter, Kristen Thomas Reinhart and husband Sean of Lakeview, MI; Two Grandsons, Keith Martin Thomas of Wilmington, and Eric Martin Thomas of Charlotte, NC; Great-granddaughter, Averie Jane Reinhart; Brother, Efird N. Thomas of Greensboro; and Sister, Ruby Perry of Virginia Beach, VA.
Visitation will be held Sunday, January 29, 2017, 3 - 5 p.m. at Powles-Staton Funeral Home, Rockwell, NC.
A Graveside service will be held on Monday, January 30, 2017, 2 p.m. at the Oakboro Cemetery, with Jeff Barbee, officiating.
Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society PO Box 22478 Oklahoma City, OK 73123.
Powles Staton Funeral Home of Rockwell, honored provider of Veterans Funeral Care, is assisting the family of Farrell Thomas . Online condolences may be made at www.powlesfuneralhome.com.
Published on January 26, 2017
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