Mr. Ralph Earnest Thomas

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Mr. Ralph Earnest Thomas, age 73 of Dalton, passed away on Saturday, April 8, 2017 at Hamilton Medical Center.
Ralph enjoyed traveling, fishing, and golf.
Mr. Thomas was a US Army Vietnam Veteran. He was a Life Member of the VFW #4985 of Dalton, Life Member of the American Legion Post #167 of Chatsworth, past quarter master, past post commander, past district commander and past state commander of Georgia. He was also a member of the Trenton Masonic Lodge #179 F&AM.
Mr. Thomas was preceded in death by his parents, Eugene Thomas and Nellie Cureton Thomas; 3 brothers; 3 sisters; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Bert Sanford and Laura Jane Bailey Sanford; brother-in-law, Arnold Sanford.
Survivors include, wife, Patricia “Trish” Sanford Thomas of Dalton; son and daughter-in-law, Phillip Porter and Regina Durham of Dalton; special nieces, Tammie Gray and Tina Smith; cousins, Charlotte and Dot of Bridgeport, AL; special friends and several nieces, nephews and cousins also survive.
Funeral services to celebrate the life of Mr. Thomas were held Tuesday April 11, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. from the chapel of Peeples Funeral Home with Rev. Jason Bell, Rev. Mitchell Gaston and Edward Kenny officiating. Interment followed in the Crook-Sanford Cemetery with Military Honors by the American Legion Post #167 of Chatsworth.
The family received friends Monday from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at the Peeples Funeral Home.
Peeples Funeral Home & Crematory of Chatsworth were in charge of the arrangements.

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