Ellen Ruth Coulson Thomas, 80, of the Green Hill community in Drew County, passed away on July 4, 2020, at Jefferson Regional Medical Center in Pine Bluff.
She was born April 1, 1940, in Elkton, Missouri to the late Lewis Asa (Scotty) Coulson and Alice Mae Reed Coulson.
Mrs. Thomas was a substitute school teacher and teachers aide at Monticello High School for 22 years and a member of Green Hill United Methodist Church. She was an avid quilter and a member of Town and Country Quilting Club and the Valley Extension Homemakers Club.
In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by a granddaughter, Anna Elizabeth Abney and two brothers, John Coulson and David Coulson.
Survivors include her husband of 63 years, Leo Donald Thomas of Green Hill; three sons, Kenny Thomas of Green Hill, Steve Thomas of Batesville and Scott Thomas of the Valley community; one daughter, Teresa Abney and husband Mark of the Valley community; five granddaughters, Katie, Jennie, Sarah, Emily and Allison; five great-grandchildren; two brothers, Mark Coulson of Conowingo, Maryland and George Coulson of Florida; four sisters, Lois Ray and husband Jim of Litiz, Pennsylvania, Alice Rothgeb of S. Williamsport, Pennsylvani, Ginny Griffith and husband Don of Elton, Maryland and Mary Moody of Saint Mary’s, West Virginia; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services following Covid-19 guidelines will be held on Tuesday, July 7, at 10 a.m. at the Green Hill United Methodist Church with Rev. Wayman Mann officiating. Burial will follow in Beulah Cemetery. Visitation will be held at the church one hour prior to the service.
Memorials may be made to the Green Hill United Methodist Church or Beulah Cemetery.