This was my grandaddys sister, she married my grandmas brother. She is the daughter of Joseph BM Wright and Annie R Ellis Wright. She is the wife of William A Thomas, they are buried at Southland Memorial Gardens in Lexington SC. I will never forget the day she died. My mother loved her so much and she died on the day I graduated from high school. She was a lovely lady.
The State, Columbia SC May 29 1971
Mrs. William A Thomas, 60, of 524 Georgia St., died Thursday in the Forest Hill Nursing Home. Mrs. Thomas was born in Abbeville County, a daughter of the late Joseph and Annie Ellis Wright. She had lived in Columbia the last 45 years and was a member of the Whaley Street United Methodist Church. She was a seamstress with Stone Manufacturing Co. Surviving are her husband, William A Thomas; two sons, E.P. Thomas of West Columbia and Marion Thomas of Johnsonville; a sister, Mrs. Emily Marsh of Arizona; three brothers, John Wright of Columbia, E D Wright of Lexington and Charles Wright of Irmo. Funeral services will be 4:30 pm today in the Whaley Street United Methodist Church conducted by the Rev. Donald Burnett and the Rev. Lloyd Hellams. Burial will be in Southland Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers will be F. B. Jennings, Pasco Driggers, Walter Aaron, James Corley, Walter Kirkland and Heyward Clough. Thompson Funeral Home is in charge