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Anna Williams Thomas, JOHNSON CITY

Published August 3rd, 2013 9:28 pm

Anna Williams Thomas, 94, of Johnson City, passed away on August 2, 2013.
She was a lifelong resident of Johnson City and the daughter of the late Frank L. and Anna W. Thomas.
Anna was a member of First Presbyterian Church, Johnson City.
She is survived by her brother and sister-in-law Robert “Bud” and Betty Thomas, of Jonesborough; special friends, Myra Edwards, Sonya Fox and Sydney Wallen, of Johnson City; and several nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews.
Anna was an elementary school teacher for over 40 years in Washington County and Johnson City, for the most part at Columbus Powell, where she taught hundreds if not thousands of 6 and 7 year old children to read and write and add and subtract.
She was an active member of the D.A.R. and the Democratic women’s club. She was actively involved in politics and was an election volunteer. She love gardening and baking, often people would ask her to bake a cake or some bread for a special occasion. She had a sharp mind and was able to remain independent until her last days.
The family would like to thank the staff at JCMCH and Takoma Hospital Rehab Unit, where she made many new friends and was well cared for.
The graveside service will be conducted Tuesday, August 8, 2013, at 2 PM in the mausoleum chapel at Monte Vista Memorial Park. Those wishing to attend are requested to meet at the cemetery by 1:50 PM on Thursday.
Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at
Appalachian Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 800 E. Watauga Ave., is serving the Thomas family. 928-6111