Mr. John Henry Thomas, age 78, of Trion, GA died Saturday, September 26, 2009 at Redmond Regional Medical Center. Mr. Thomas was born September 23, 1931 in Trion, GA the son of the late William "Bill" Cleo and Clara Pierce Thomas. He was a retired construction worker. Mr. Thomas was a member of the Welcome Hill Baptist Church, and was preceded in death by brothers, Max Thomas, Roy Thomas, sister, Mae Eller and granddaughter, Katie Lynn Bradley. Mr. Thomas is survived by his wife, Kay M. Thomas; his children, John Henry Thomas, Jr., Gwyn & Alfred Crabtree, Johnnie Lynne & Steve Hillman, Robin & David Burkhalter, brother, Jack & Amy Thomas, sister, Goldie Cordle Patty, 7 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p. m. Monday, September 28, 2009 at Mason Funeral Home with Rev. Terry Shores officiating. Burial will follow at West Hill Cemetery with military honors provided by the American Legion Shanklin Attaway Post #5. Pallbearers will be Alfred Crabtree, David Burkhalter, Roy Witt, Dale Witt, Steve Hillman and Asa Windle. Mr. Thomas will be in state at Mason Funeral Home and the family will receive friends from 12:00 noon Monday, September 28, 2009 until the funeral hour.