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Douglas F. Thames

July 24, 1942 ~ December 18, 2020 (age 78)


Douglas F. "Duck" Thames, age 78, of 308 Highway 26 West, Henderson, died Friday, December 18, 2020, at Houston Medical Center in Warner Robins.

Born in Byron, he was the son of the late Walter Morris Thames and Eva Pearl Arnold Thames.  Duck was a member of Henderson Baptist Church and a carpenter.  He loved NASCAR and had previously worked on the pit crew for Ken Ragan.  He enjoyed spending his mornings in Unadilla with the Coffee Club.  Duck loved all animals.  His daughter, Gwen Thames Shafer, preceded him in death.

Survivors include:
Wife:  Linda C. Thames of Henderson

Susan Newton (Ross) of Rocky Face
Nancy Bishop (Rev. Todd) of Cochran

Faye Sullivan of Macon
Beverly Lunsford of Macon
Brenda Shugart of Perry
Peggy Beavers of Perry

William "Bill" Thames of Henderson
Ted Thames of Henderson

Grandchildren:  Ashley Shafer, Emily Shafer Dent, Jacob Maddox, Abby Maddox, Madison Bishop, Camaryn Bishop and Will Bishop

Great Grandchildren:  Paisley Dent and Malaya Dent

Funeral services will be at 11 am Monday, December 21 in Henderson Baptist Church.  Interment will follow in the church cemetery.  Everyone is encouraged to wear face masks and socially distance.  

The family will greet friends one hour prior to the service in the church.

Memorial gifts may be made to Henderson Baptist Church, 2813 Highway 41 South, Elko, Georgia 31025.

Brannen-NeSmith Funeral Home of Unadilla has charge of arrangements.

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December 21, 2020

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Henderson Baptist Church
2813 Highway 41 South
Elko, GA 31025

Funeral Service
December 21, 2020

11:00 AM
Henderson Baptist Church
2813 Highway 41 South
Elko, GA 31025

December 21, 2020

11:30 AM
Henderson Cemetery
2813 Highway 41 South
Elko, GA 31025

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