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1011 Augusta Street
Greenville, SC 29605
Phone: (864) 242-1144
Fax: (864) 232-4636
Joel Thomas

Joel Frederick "Butch" Thomas

Thursday April 3, 1947 - Monday December 31, 2018
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Mr. Joel Frederick “Butch” Thomas, 71, of Greenville, passed on Monday, December 31, 2018, at his home. He was the son of the late Willie and Mary Hawkins Thomas Murray.

Surviving: four daughters, Sonya Johnson, April Williams, both of Greenville, SC, Dana Dobson of Orangeburg, SC, and Charity Jones of Detroit, MI; five sons, Joel (Kiesha)Thomas, Chris Thomas, Mario Williams, all of Greenville, SC, Stacy Mays, Sr. of Greer, SC, and Todd (Shamora) Williams of Easley, SC; one sister, Eloise McDowell of Louisburg, NC; numerous grandchildren; great-grandchildren; nephews, Charles McDowell of North Carolina and Kevin McDowell of Maryland; and a host of other relatives and friends.
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    Saturday January 12, 2019 | 1:30pm
    Saturday January 12, 2019 1:30pm
    Watkins, Garrett & Woods Mortuary
    1011 Augusta Street
    GREENVILLE, SC 29605
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  • Interment

    Gethsemane Baptist Church
    711 Worley Road
    GREENVILLE, SC 29609
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Ella Williams Family

Posted at 03:24pm
Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss... Our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.
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Carmen Blandin

Posted at 07:14pm
To our dear friend Sonya and Family, we want to send our heartfelt sympathy.. We love you and are very sorry for your loss. We will keep you in our prayers. The Blandin family( Marcus & Carmen)

Stephanie Roseboro

Posted at 05:46am
RIP. Uncle Butch...

M. Scurry

Posted at 07:14am
Please accept my sincere condolences on the death of Mr. Joel Thomas. The pain that comes with the death of a loved one can be overwhelming and unrelenting. Please know that the Creator of all things, Jehovah God, observes your tears and feels your pain and has promised to do something about it. At Isaiah 25:8, he promises to " swallow up death forever". May this sure promise comfort your family at this difficult time.


Posted at 07:53pm
I am very sorry for your loss. During this difficult time, please take comfort in the Bible’s message of hope at 1 Corinthians 15:21,22. Jesus made the resurrection hope possible by giving his perfect human life as a ransom, opening the way for mankind to be released from sin and death.

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