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Thomas Thomas LEXINGTON— Services for Gladys Thomas, 86, of Lexington were held Friday, March 23, 2012, in First Baptist Church in Lexington with Rev. Gary Roe officiating. Burial followed in Lexington Cemetery.

Mrs. Thomas died Tuesday, March 20, at Esperanza Senior Living in College Station.

She was born March 10, 1926, in Cameron to parents Robert and Zella (Lyles) Thomas.

Mrs. Thomas was a lifelong resident of Lexington.

She was employed at Alcoa’s Rockdale Operations from 1952 until her retirement in 1986. She worked in various departments including stores, traffic, construction and accounting and retired as an invoice clerk.

Mrs. Thomas was an active member of First Baptist Church Lexington and the WMU group— sewing lap blankets for the elderly and stuffed toys for the children of inmates imprisoned in Huntsville.

She was involved from the beg inning of t he L ex ing ton Annual Homecoming and Bible studies at Esperanza.

She enjoyed reading her Lexington Leader newspaper for the news from “back home.”

Mrs. Thomas was a graduate of Lexington High School, a member of Alcoa’s Retirees Club, and was the “unofficial honorary mayor” of Lexington.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Bobbie Gene Case.

Survivors are a niece, Cindy Havner and husband Bobby of College Station; and special friends, Dale Throckmorton of LaGrange, Sara and Rachel Knipstein of Round Rock.

Pallbearers were Keith Bexley, Bud Botkin, Graham Brown, Phillip Knipstein, Finnie Mullins, Tim Reiger and Doug Westfall.

Honorary pallbearers were James “Muddle” Knipstein, Walter Exner, Clyde “Beck” Bexley Jr. and Oscar Hilligest.

Memorials may be made to Lexington ISD Scholarship Fund, 8731 N. Hwy 77, Lexington, TX 78947 or Southern Care Hospice, 3206 Longmire Drive, Suite C, College Station, TX 77845.


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