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Carolyn Ann Thomas

March 14, 1942 — December 10, 2023

Henderson

Mrs. Carolyn Ann Thomas, age 81, passed away early Sunday morning, December 10, 2023 at her home in Henderson.

She was born in Selmer, TN March 14, 1942 daughter of the late Cecil and Robbie Redmon Clayton. She grew up in Bethel Springs and was a graduate of Selmer High School.

She attended Union University and earned a BS in Elementary Education. She then began a teaching career that spanned 44 years beginning in Marked Tree, Arkansas, then Ramer School in McNairy County before coming to Chester County Jr. High, then West Chester Elementary followed by Chester County Middle School.  During her teaching career she continued her education earning a Masters degree and thirty additional hours.

She married Jerry Thomas in 1965 and they made their home in Henderson. In addition to their educational careers, she and Jerry also farmed and she worked many of the jobs in the fields.

She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church in Henderson and had been a Sunday School teacher as well.

She was an avid reader and a strong supporter of school sports programs and other school activities.

She is survived by her husband Jerry, a son Jerry Thomas, Jr. and wife Tammy of Henderson, and a grandson Taylor John Thomas and fiancée Macy Chance of Henderson; and two special caregivers Lauren Delaney and Brittany Rowland.

She was preceded in death by brothers Wayne and Mike Clayton and a sister Donna Lofton.

Funeral services will be 11:00 AM Tuesday, December 12, 2023 at Shackelford Funeral Directors of Henderson - East Main Chapel with burial to follow in Trinity Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at East Main Chapel on Monday, December 11, from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM.

Shackelford Funeral Directors

731-989-2624

 

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Service Schedule

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Visitation

Monday, December 11, 2023

5:00 - 8:00 pm (Central time)

Shackelford Funeral Directors

619 East Main Street -, Henderson, TN 38340

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Funeral Service

Tuesday, December 12, 2023

Starts at 11:00 am (Central time)

Shackelford Funeral Directors

619 East Main Street -, Henderson, TN 38340

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Burial

Tuesday, December 12, 2023

Starts at 12:00 pm (Central time)

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