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Oma Lou Shoffner Thomas

June 27, 1942 ~ June 17, 2017 (age 74)

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June 19, 2017

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
The Ripley Funeral Home
1011 City Ave. North
Ripley, MS 38663

Funeral Service
June 20, 2017

2:00 PM
The Ripley Funeral Home
1011 City Ave. North
Ripley, MS 38663

June 20, 2017

3:00 PM
Blue Mountain Cemetery
CR 800
Blue Mountain, MS 38610

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Oma Lou Shoffner Thomas, 74, resident of the Blue Mountain Community, passed away peacefully Saturday morning June 17, 2017 at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo where she had been a patient for three weeks.
  Services for Mrs. Thomas will be at 2 PM Tuesday June 20 in The Heritage Chapel of Ripley Funeral Home with Bro. Ricky Glidewell officiating. Personal reflections will be given by a friend and family member Jeff Kenyon. Burial beside her late husband will follow in the Blue Mountain Cemetery.
  Visitation will continueTuesday at The Ripley Funeral Home from 12 Noon until service time.
  Born June 27, 1942 in Marshall County, she was the daughter of the late Carlis Nathan and Elizabeth Williams Shoffner. She received her early education in the Hickory Flat Public School System and was 1961 graduate of South Tippah High School in Ripley. Mrs. Thomas married at an early age to the late Arthur Lee Thomas, a retired Foot Caress Company employee who died May 6, 2014 after being blessed with a loving marriage for over fifty years.
  Mrs. Thomas enjoyed being a homemaker for most of her life and in earlier years was employed by the American Bilt-Rite Corporation in Ripley and the Swabe Manufacturing Company in New Albany. A member of Palmer Baptist Church, she will be remembered for her love of family, friends and the rural way of life in Tippah County. Eating with family and friends at "Cravin' Catfish" Restaurant was one of her favorite things that she looked forward to. Fishing with family, observing hummingbirds, watching the afternoon television soap operas and caring for her pet canines
  brought her much happiness. Christmas was a special time for Mrs. Thomas and her family when she displayed her large collection of snowmen throughout her home for all to see and enjoy.
  Those left to cherish her memory include her daughter, Karen Harrison, her son Danny Thomas, both of Blue Mountain, four sisters, Nannette Pannell (Pete) , Annette Witt (Danny), both of Blue Mountain, Sherry Moffitt and Peggy Cissom (Frank), both of Ripley, a brother, Nathan Shoffner (Sarah) of Ripley and three step great grandchildren, Anthony Robbins, Lainee Robbins and Aiden Miles.

The Ripley Funeral Home is honored to serve the Thomas family an invites you to sign the guestbook and share memories.