Newell Thomas

Newell Ray Thomas

Newell Ray Thomas

Newell Ray Thomas, 79, of Vanceburg, passed away Friday morning, February 1, 2019, at his home.

He was born January 16, 1940, in Lewis County, a son of the late Frank and Cora Cropper Thomas.

Newell was of the Christian faith and retired from General Motors after 25 years of service. He enjoyed reading about history, bird watching, watching westerns and spending time with his family.

Newell is survived by his wife of 10 years, Alma Moore Thomas; two sons, Anthony “Tony” Thomas (Janet) of Middleboro, Massachusetts, and Donald Ray Polley (Geneva) of Aberdeen, Ohio; three daughters Kelly Morgan (Joe) of Goshen, Ohio, Christine Willis and Ruth Butler (Danny) of Tollesboro; eight grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and his twin sister, Jewell Barbour of Fayetteville, North Carolina. He also leaves many other family members and friends who will sadly miss him.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by four brothers, Rod Thomas, Nelson Thomas, Wilmore Thomas and Franklin Thomas; and two sisters, Nettie Moore and Bettie Breeze.

Services will be at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, February 5, 2019, at Dickerson Funeral Home in Vanceburg with Bro. Arthur Moore officiating. Burial will follow in Burtonville Cemetery.

Friends may visit from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Monday, February 4, 2019, and after 9:00 a.m. Tuesday at Dickerson Funeral Home, 110 West Second Street in Vanceburg.

Pallbearers will be Ronnie Sartin, Timmy McCord, Ronald Phelps, Brent Moore, Mike Ravencraft, and Randy Gilliam.

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