Ann Marie Thrift  Thomas
Ann Marie Thrift Thomas

March 29, 1938 - November 8, 2018
Born in Waycross, GA
Resided in Waycross, GA
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  Mrs. Ann Marie Thrift Thomas, 80, passed away Thursday morning (November 8, 2018) at her residence after an extended illness.

She was a native and lifelong resident of Waycross where she attended Waycross High School. After 18 years, Ann retired from Ware County Transportation Department as a bus driver. She was a member of Swamp Road Baptist Church and will be forever affectionately known to many as “Granny Ann”.

Ann is preceded in death by her parents, Ed and Bessie Cox Thrift; infant daughter, Ann Marie Thomas; one daughter, JoAnn Thomas Carroll; infant sister, Lynell Thrift; and two siblings, Robert Thrift and Nell Thrift Fullard.

Survivors include her husband of 58 years, Joel Henry Thomas of Waycross; two sons, Tony Thomas (Tina) of Waycross, and Rodney Kevin Thomas (Robin) of Valdosta; son-in-law, Jimmy Carroll (Julie) of Waycross; six grandchildren, Lauren McKnight Dean (Jackson) of Newnan, Josh Sandiford (Valarie) of Waycross, Nikki Carroll Newton (Justin) of Cuthbert, Kelli Ann Carroll of Valdosta, Jet Thomas of Waycross and Wyatt Thomas of Valdosta; “honorary” granddaughter, Myra Spradley; three great grandchildren, Olivia Sandiford, Cohen Dean and J. T. Newton; one sister, Frances Thrift Melton of Waycross; three sister-in-laws, Joann Thrift of Kingsland, Jeanette Moore (Gene) of Waycross, and Mary Thomas of Jackson, Mississippi; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

A funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Sunday (November 11, 2018) at Swamp Road Baptist Church. Burial will follow in Oakland Cemetery. The family will receive friends 6 until 8 p.m. Saturday at Music Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Hospice Satilla, 808 Evergreen Way, Waycross, GA 31501.

Music Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at




Music Funeral Home
1503 Tebeau St.
Waycross, GA United States 31501
Saturday, November 10, 2018
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Swamp Road Baptist Church
4490 Swamp Road
Waycross, GA US 31503
Sunday, November 11, 2018
2:00 PM