Barbara Thomas

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Barbara Thomas



Services for Barbara Jane Thomas, 71, of Grand Saline, were held Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017, at First United Methodist Church with Bro. David Yarbrough officiating under the direction of Bartley Funeral Home.

Interment was in Hoover Cemetery, Big Sandy.

Mrs. Thomas passed away Sept. 17, 2017, in Tyler.  She was born Jan. 21, 1946 in Lubbock to Andrew Herbert and Mandy Irene McCandless Osborn.

She owned/operated Barbara’s Beauty Shop in Grand Saline.  She was a Christian wife, mother, grandmother and friend. 

She was preceded in death by her mother, Mandy Irene Osborn; father, Andrew Herbert Osborn; brothers, Billy Osborn, Russell Osborn and Junior Osborn; and sister, Kenila Youngblood.

Survivors include her husband, Jimmy E. Thomas Sr. of Grand Saline; son, Jimmy E. “J.J.” Thomas Jr. and wife, Anna of Caddo Mills; daughter, Rhea Danette Brittain and husband, Waylon of Grand Saline; three brothers, Jimmy Osborn, Jerry Osborn and Mike Osborn; two sisters, LaVerne Shaw and Betty Baker; four grandchildren, Jaeli, Ellie, Jimmy and Eli; one great-grandchild, Kaison; special friend, Mary Swift; and son at heart, Jamie McPherson and his children, McKenzie, Bryan and Connie; and numerous other friends and relatives.

Memorials may be made to the Grand Saline Public Library; Grand Saline FFA; or Hospice of East Texas, 4111 University Blvd, Tyler, TX 75701.