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Rufus Thomason

Died February 18, 1988
The Dallas New Era, Dallas Ga.
Thursday, February 25, 1988
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Mr. Rufus Thomason Dies February 18

Mr. Rufus Thomason, age 63, of Dallas, Georgia, passed away on Thursday, February 18, 1988 in Paulding Memorial Medical Center. He had been in declining health approximately four years.

He was born on March 4, 1924 in Paulding County, Georgia where he was a lifelong resident. He was the son of the late Mr. Henry J. Thomason and the late Mrs. Sally Greathouse Thomason.

Mr. Thomason was of the Baptist Faith. He was employed at Austell Box Board as a Lift Driver.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Magnolia Locklear Thomason, to whom he had been married 38 years; four daughters, Mr. And Mrs. Ben (Elaine) Vaughan, Mr. And Mrs. Danny (Dale) McClung, Mr. And Mrs. David (Judy) Jones and Mr. And Mrs. Tony (Mona) Alexander, all of Dallas; two sisters, Mrs. Artie Mae Fuller and Mrs. Ruby McBrayer, both of Dallas; two brothers, Mr. And Mrs. Claude Thomason and Mr. Russell Greathouse, both of Dallas; sister-in-law, Mrs. Clifton Thomason of Dallas; 13 grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by a son, Ricky Mark Thomason, on May 3, 1980.

Funeral Services were held on Saturday, February 20, 1988 at 4:00 p.m. at Mt. Zion Baptist Church with Rev. Robert White and Rev. J. E. Wix officiating. The Country Gospel Trio provided music.

Interment was in Mt. Zion Cemetery with Buren Luttrell, Loyd Locklear, Jerry McBrayer, Franklin Morris, Billy Locklear and Danny Thomason serving as Pallbearers.

Benson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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