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Pearl Mary Thomas

Pearl Mary Thomas“To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord”

Pearl Mary Thomas left this earth for her heavenly home, Thursday, June 30, 2016.

Known as “Mother” to her family, she had an amazing and gifted talent for gardening, crocheting, and quilting. She lovingly hand quilted each of her grandchildren their own quilt which each of them treasure with all their hearts.

In the last years of her life she enjoyed the simple pleasures of life like long walks and sitting on the front porch watching the birds she fed. She enjoyed these simple things with her best friend, Ms. Anna Dowell, who preceded her in death in April 2016. The family is most grateful for the love and friendship Anna shared with her.

She was born September 20, 1919 to the late Emit Eggers and Ada Maine Eggers. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Dean Thomas. She was a member of the Centerview Church of Christ.

Survivors include: One daughter, Marguerite Miller and husband Clyde and one son, Wade Thomas and wife Marcia all of Mountain City, Tennessee. She was blessed with several grandchildren: Penny and husband Todd Chappell, Banner Elk, NC, David and wife Shirlene Miller, Elizabethton, TN, Dawn and John Taylor, Watauga, TN. Nine great grandchildren: April Miller, Matthew Miller, Cory Miller, Katie Skiera, Kelly Studer, Dustin Osborne, Brad Osborne, Rachel Osborne and Isaac Carr; three great great-grandchildren: Peyton Osborne, Ezra Studer and Clara Miller.   Several nieces and nephews also survive.

Visitation for Ms. Pearl Thomas will be Saturday, July 2, 2016 at the Charles B. Hux Chapel from 3:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. prior to the funeral service at 4:00 p.m. which will be at the Charles B. Hux Chapel, Hux-Lipford Funeral Home in Mountain City, and TN. with Rev. David Hankal officiating.

Graveside service will follow the funeral service at Sunset Memorial Park, Mountain City, TN. Active pallbearers are Joe Cornett, Bobby Eggers, Todd Chappell, Cory Miller, Luke Skiera, Brad Osborne, Dustin Osborne and Christian Studer. Honorary pallbearers are Dr. John Whitlock and Daniel Jones. The family would like to thank the staff of Mountain City Care Center for their excellent and compassionate care.

Donations in memory of Ms. Pearl Thomas can be sent to Rescue Dog and End of Life Sanctuary,

101 North Church Street, Mountain City, TN 37683.

Online condolences may be sent to the family through our website at

Professional services for the Thomas family are in the care of Hux-Lipford Funeral Home, Mountain City, TN.