James "Jay" Thomas - Paragould

Thursday, February 17, 2005

James "Jay" Thomas, 76, of Paragould died Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2005, at Arkansas Methodist Medical Center. Born at Paragould, he was an Air Force veteran of the Korean War and a retired factory worker.

Survivors include three sons, Mike Thomas of Palmdale, Calif., Bob Thomas of Port Hueneme, Calif., and Steve Thomas of Cuba, Mo.; a daughter, Cheryl Bryan of Paragould; a sister, Jean Walker of Cardwell; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Reba Maxine Thomas; a son, James Perry Thomas Jr.; a daughter, Diana Jean McGrath; his parents, James Ollie and Annie Almira Hyde Thomas; and two brothers.

A graveside service with Royce Boiling officiating was held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in Finch Cemetery under the direction of Mitchell Funeral Home of Paragould. Military honors will be provided by the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4556 of Pocahontas.