The Commerce Journal


April 20, 2012


COMMERCE — Funeral services for Oma Greaves Thomas, 97, of Cumby, are at 2 p.m. today at the First United Methodist Church in Commerce with Rev. Valarie Englert and Rev. Marc Corazao officiating. Interment follows at Mt. Zion Cemetery.

Visitation and viewing begins at noon today in the Family Life Center, First United Methodist Church in Commerce.

She passed away the morning of April 17, 2012, at Hunt Regional Medical Center.  

Serving as casket bearers will be Ben King, Christopher Greaves, Don Turner, Galen Creighton, Neal Stewart, Jeff Orwosky and Stephen East. Honorary casket bearers will be Lt. Commander Mark Greaves, Diane and Jerry Green, Verda Hogue Turner, Janice King, Diann and Lynn Norton, Judy O’Halloran East Eddie and Cindy Haynes and members of First United Methodist Church of Cumby.

She was born in Hopkins County, March 13, 1915, the daughter of Edwin P. and Ella (Renfro) Greaves. She married Loyd Thomas in Cumby on April 30, 1935; he died before her in 2000. She was a retired quality control inspector for Sherwood Medical. She was a member of First United Methodist Church of Cumby, past president of the Sunday school class and a member of United Methodist Women.

Survivors include a son, Ron Thomas of Commerce; three grandchildren, Samuel Ray Thomas of Campbell, Dustin William Thomas of Commerce and Talisha Deanna Thomas of Dallas; three great-grandchildren, Zachary Ray Thomas, Tristan Nicholas Thomas and Allana Thomas; and daughter-in-law Cindy Thomas of Commerce.  

Also dying before her were son and daughter twins; son Eddie William Thomas; two brothers, Edwin Greaves and Arthur Greaves; and a sister, Ruth McGee.

Should friends desire, memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church of Cumby and/or First United Methodist Church of Commerce.

Services are under the direction of Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home of Sulphur Springs.

Online condolences may be made at and

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