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Smith Memory Chapel

755 Atlanta Hwy., SE, Winder, GA

OBITUARY

Linnie Hinesley Thomas

July 18, 1927May 12, 2020
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Linnie Hinesley Thomas, age 92, of Atlanta (formerly of Winder), went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, May 12, 2020. She was preceded in death by her parents, H.T. and Emma Smith Hinesley, her husband, W.D. Thomas, and her brothers and sisters: Lester, Harold, Allen, Doris, Gaynell Hinesley, and Lois Bradford.

She is survived by her daughter, Brenda Bass (Lyster), granddaughter, Erica Pirtle (John), step-daughter, Connie Rush (Ben), sister-in-law, Betty Clark, several nieces and cousins.

Throughout her lifetime, Linnie worked for various businesses including Belks, Peskins, Carwood Manufacturing, Ouzts Chevrolet, Heyward Allen Motor Co., and Russell Nursing (now Winder Healthcare).

Linnie loved being a mother and especially a grandmother. She was a wonderful cook who loved to prepare meals for family and friends. She was also an excellent seamstress who enjoyed making quilts and was a member of the Jug Tavern Quilters.

She was also known for her 25 years of selfless care-giving for her husband and three sisters.

Linnie was a member of Corinth United Methodist Church and could be found there every Sunday unless she was ill. Burial will be in the Thomas Family Plot at Midway Christian Church in Winder.

The family would like to thank the wonderful staff at Sandy Springs Place Memory Care and the staff of Arcturus Hospice for their love and care.

A controlled visitation will be held at Smith Funeral Home on Saturday, May 16, 2020 from 1:00 p.m. until 2:00 pm with a graveside service for family at 2:30 pm. A memorial service for Linnie will be held at a later date.

The family respectfully requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Corinth United Methodist Church, Winder, Ga at 689 Corinth Church Rd Winder, GA 30680.

Smith Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Services

  • Visitation

    Saturday, May 16, 2020

  • Graveside Service

    Saturday, May 16, 2020

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Nell Casper

May 14, 2020

Linnie was a very sweet and dear lady.. I have known her most of my life. She was always so kind.. Thinking of you and praying for you and your family at this difficult time..Love, Nell

Mckey Hearn

May 13, 2020

Linnie will always be remembered for her selfless devotion to Miss Gaynell and her love for her family and Church. She will be deeply missed and our memories of her treasured.
Prayers for her family whom I know will miss her dearly.

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