Obituary: Elaine Louise Thomas


Elaine Louise Thomas, 59 of Floral passed away Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021.

She was born Aug. 19, 1961, in Indio, California to Ottis Ray and Mary Louise (Tharp) Barnes.

She was a patient registrar for White River Health System in Batesville and was a member of Elizabeth Missionary Baptist Church in Mountain View.

She was preceded in death by her father, Ottis Ray Barnes.

Survivors include her husband of 31 years, Michael Thomas of the home; one son Christopher Michael Thomas of Batesville; one brother, Orbin Luther Barnes (Marie) of Greenbrier; one niece, Mary Beth Jackson (Leo) of Paragould; one nephew, Fount Lee Barnes (Tanya) of Shannon Hills; several great-nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.

Memorial services will be Saturday, Jan. 30, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. at the Qualls Batesville Service Chapel.

Visitation will be Friday, Jan. 29, 2021, from 5:00 until 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.


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