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Inez Bishop Thomas

Feb. 15, 1924 –

June 13, 2011

The funeral service for Inez Bishop Thomas, 87, of Bainbridge, Ga., will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, June 15, at Ivey Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Conrad Salter officiating.

Interment will be held at Horne Cemetery in Thomasville.

The family will receive friends immediately following the service at Ivey Funeral Home on Wednesday. Memorials may be made to Hospice of Southwest Georgia, 1323 E Shotwell St., Bainbridge, GA 39819; or Alzheimer’s Association, P.O. Box 96011, Washington, DC 20090-6011.

Mrs. Thomas was born Feb. 15, 1924, in Grady County, the daughter of Willie Henry “Shorty” Bishop and Armelia Knight Bishop. She died Monday, June 13, 2011, at Bainbridge Health Care.

She was a graduate of Climax High School, worked at Sunnyland Farms in Thomasville, and was a secretary in Gainesville, Fla. for many years. Mrs. Thomas was a member of Tabernacle Baptist Church in Cairo.

Mrs. Thomas was preceded in death by her husband, Carl Thomas, and her sister, Alva Nell Hatcher.

Survivors include her stepson, Stanley Thomas of California; her stepdaughter, Leanna Staines of Mexico; her brother, J.E. Bishop of Bainbridge; her sisters, Sara Vonceil Palmer of Bainbridge and Frances Hatcher of Baconton, Ga., and several nieces and nephews.

Ivey Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.