Iness Laverne Thomas
Iness Laverne Thomas, 83, of Sharon, died Monday, Oct. 15, 2007, at Volunteer Community Hospital in Martin.
Services were held 1 p.m. Saturday at Corinth Baptist Church, with Billy Garner and Gerry Gallimore officiating. Burial was in Corinth Cemetery, Sharon. Gardner Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Junior Simmons, Eddie Simmons, Sam Darnell, Jimmy Davis, Ricky Brown, Chris Frazer, Jerry Brigance and Scott Brown served as pallbearers.
Mrs. Thomas was born June 30, 1924, in Weakley County, daughter of the late William and Nancy Johnson Taylor. She was the widow of Robert Thomas, a homemaker and a member of Corinth Baptist Church.
Survivors include three sons, Bruce Dickson and Richard Betts, both of Riverside, Calif., and William A. Betts of Fayeville, N.C.; one daughter, Linda Waters of Morre Bay, Calif.; one sister, Modell Lawrence of Sharon; and one sister-in-law, Brookie Taylor of Dresden.