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Tuesday, September 30, 2003

Loy E. Thomas, 89, of Knightsville, died at 7:35 a.m., Saturday, at Cloverleaf Healthcare, where he had been a patient for over three years.

Born in Putnam Co. on Aug. 19, 1914, his parents were Paul Thomas and Blanche Dillinger Thomas. He had resided in Knightsville for most of his life.

He was a carpenter and worked in the construction industry. His memberships included the original Church of Christ of Knightsville, and the Carpenters Local Union No. 133, of Terre Haute.

His wife was Marie Vandever Thomas, whom he married on Aug. 2 4, 1938, and who died on April 2, 2003. Also preceding him were his daughter, Carolyn M. Neese, on June 29, 2003; One brother, Aurthur Thomas, two sisters, Emma Brown, and her husband, Paul, of Nashville, Tenn., and Ethel Plyler, Nauvoo, Ala., and several nieces and nephews.

Surviving are his granddaughter and her husband, Rhonda and Chris Carter, Brazil, a son-in-law, Ron Neese, Brazil; one brother, Andrew Thomas, Brazil; Two sisters, Emma Brown, and her husband, Paul, Nashville, Tenn., and Ethel Plyler, Nauvoo, Ala.; along with several nieces and nephews.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Miller Memorial Chapel. Brother Paul Brown will officiate, and burial will be in Calcutta Cemetery. Visitation is from 4 p.m. - 8 p.m. Tuesday.