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John Thomaston

John Dewey Thomaston

Sunday, March 14th, 1943 - Saturday, January 12th, 2019
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John Dewey Thomaston, 75, of Cordele died Saturday, January 12, 2019 at Crisp Regional Hospital. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, January 15, 2019 in the chapel of Hughes & Wright Funeral Home at 2:00 P.M. Burial will follow in Red Oak Cemetery in Worth County The family will receive friends Monday, January 14, 2019 from 6:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. at the funeral home

Mr. Thomaston was a native of Cordele, Ga. and a member of Penia Baptist Church. He was the son of the late John Ed Thomaston and the late Bessie Thelma Coleman Thomaston. Mr. Thomaston was an employee and dear friend of the Watson’s.

He is survived by his sons: Royce Ellerbee of Ashburn, Ga., and David Ellerbee of Jesup, Ga., a daughter: Dianne Dryer of Sylvester, Ga., a sister Wynelle T. (Pat) Ayers of Vienna, Ga., a brother: Wade (Wynelle) Thomaston of Dothan, Al., Grandchildren: Freddy (Kris) Beasley of Cordele, Ga., Hope (Greg) Manley of Poulan, Ga., and Kristy (Buck) Brady of Wigham, Ga., 10 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Monday, January 14th, 2019 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Monday, January 14th, 2019 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Hughes & Wright Funeral Home
    1010 East 8th Avenue
    CORDELE, GA 31015
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  • Service

    Tuesday, January 15th, 2019 | 2:00pm
    Tuesday, January 15th, 2019 2:00pm
    Hughes & Wright Funeral Home
    1010 East 8th Avenue
    CORDELE, GA 31015
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Interment

    Red Oak Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery
    Red Oak Road
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Posted at 08:16am
My sincere condolences go out to Mr. Thomaston's family. In this time of unimaginable grief, It is heartening to know that our creator can give us comfort. “The father of tender mercies and the God of all comfort...comforts us in all our trials (2 Corinthians 1: 3,4). The bible assures us that God will help us in our time of need and bring relief to our troubled heart. The Bible also contains a profound hope for the future at Revelations 21: 3,4 where it says, “And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.”” This hope can bring some light in these dark and trying times. I invite you to visit JW.ORG for more information on this comforting hope.

Mary Catherine and Bubba Bennett

Posted at 01:48pm
We send our deepest sympathy to the family, With love from Bubba and Mary Catherine Bennett

Twila Gillis McKinney

Posted at 09:13pm
One of the sweetest men I ever knew. Always such a gentleman and acted like he loved everyone. One bright spirit leaves this Earth. He will truly be missed.

Jimmy & Carol Burnham

Posted at 07:50pm
Sorry for your loss. Your family is in our prayers.
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Doug and Gail Daniels

Posted at 02:23pm
Uncle John is a very special person. We are thinking of you all at this time!
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