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OBIT: Mrs. Elsie Dixon Thomas

Mrs. Elsie Dixon Thomas, age 94, of the Turkey Creek Community died at 4:50 p.m. Thursday afternoon November 1, 2018 at the Mt. Juliet Healthcare where she had made her home since April 4th of this year. Mrs. Thomas suffered from dementia.

Funeral services from the Bond Funeral Home in Mt. Juliet were conducted by Rev. Brad Holliman at 2 p.m. Saturday afternoon November 3rd. A private burial followed in the Caraway Cemetery near Mt. Juliet.

Born Elsie Bell Copelin in Nashville on October 4, 1924, she was one of three children of the late Alfred L. Copelin and Charity Mires Copelin.

Two siblings preceded her in death, Mary Dean Copelin Meeks and Raymond Copelin as did two sons-in-law, Tommy Martin and Ricky Nichols and by an infant great-grandchild, Ryland Truett Carman.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Dewey “Dude” Dixon and by their son Jimmy Dixon who died in 2009.

On December 28, 1979 in Gallatin she was united in marriage to Turkey Creek Community native Ray Thomas.

Together they operated Ray’s Market on Main Street in Carthage until retirement in August of 2009.

Mrs. Thomas was a member of the Gladeville United Methodist Church and attended Dupont High School in Old Hickory where she completed her General Education Degree.

During World War II she was a riveter and was retired from the E.I. Dupont Company in Old Hickory.

Surviving in addition to her husband of over thirty nine years are three daughters, Linda Tate and husband Jimmy of Mt. Juliet, Peggy Thomas Gentry and husband Bobby of the Brush Creek Community, Helen Thomas Nichols of Castalian Springs; daughter-in-law, Sonja Robinson and husband Rick of Mt. Juliet; special niece, Debra Thomas Rankin and husband Eric “Ricky” of the Pea Ridge Community; ten grandchildren, sixteen great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren and many other nieces and nephews.

This notice provided as a courtesy to the Thomas family.