Paul AdkinsSports Editor
April 27, 2013
WHITMAN, W.Va. — Edith Sperry Thomas, 73, of Whitman, departed this life and entered the Pearly Gates Saturday, April 27, 2013 at 3:37 a.m.
Born December 20, 1939, in Leet, she was a daughter of the late W.M. “Governor” and Mae Cooper Sperry. Also preceding her in death was one daughter, Tammy Lynn Thomas; five sisters, Opal Hager, Ada Abbot, Delilah Frye, Ida Sperry and Maggie Adkins, and two brothers, Paul and William Sperry.
Edith attended the Whitman Church of God. She was a beloved wife, mother, and mamaw. She enjoyed working in the yard with her flowers and spending time with her family. Edith will be deeply missed by all who knew her.
Those left to cherish her memory include her husband of 49 years, Bill; two daughters, Dreama (Jerry) Adkins of Whitman, and Sandra (Doug) Simmons of Knoxville, Tenn.; four grandchildren, Zachary and Tyler Adkins, Autumn Thomas and Tyler Simmons; one brother, John Sperry of Huntington; one sister, Dorothy Hager of Hamlin, and a host of nieces, nephews, other family and friends.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, April 29, at Freeman Funeral Home with Wayne Damron, Tom Frye and Rick McCoy officiating. Entombment will follow at Highland Memory Gardens Mausoleum at Godby.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday, April 29, at the funeral home.
Pallbearers will be Zachary Adkins, Tyler Adkins, Tyler Simmons, Doug Simmons, Jerry Adkins, Charles Thomas Jr. and Willard Horton.
The family would like to thank Dr. Herald and his staff at Logan Regional Medical Center and Dr. Cousins and the staff at CAMC for all their efforts, and a special thank you to JoAnn Horton and the Thomas and Horton family for their love and support.
Freeman Funeral Home of Chapmanville is in charge of the arrangements.