Vernon Allen Thomas

October 3, 1932 - September 6, 2010
Vernon Allen Thomas

Mr. Vernon Allen Thomas age 77, of Carolina Beach, NC. passed away Monday, September 6, 2010 at Lower Cape Fear Hospice&LifeCareCenter.

Mr. Thomas is son of the late Vine Allen Thomas and Pearl Lee Toler Thomas, he is also predeceased by a sister, Constance Marian Thomas.
Vernon was a longtime Accountant for Liggett & Myers Tobacco Company in Durham.
He was a Mason, member of Elk Lodge #568 and the Civitan Club. Vernon was an avid golfer.

Vernon is survived by his wife of 26 years Joan Thomas, daughters Connie (Randy) Hemric of Durham, Wendy (John) LeMay of Durham, and Missy Thomas Seate of Knightdale, 6 grandchildren Erin and Allyson Hemric, Adam and Rebecca LeMay,
Joseph and Joshua Seate and brother Ronnie Thomas of Durham, he is also survived by his former wife Barbara Thomas of Raleigh.

Memorial service will be 11:00 am, Thursday, September 9, 2010 at Clements Funeral Service Chapel in Durham where the family will receive friends 30 minutes prior to the service and 30 minutes following the service. Dr. Clay Waters will officiate.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Lower Cape Fear Hospice, 1414 Physicians Dr. Wilmington, NC.28401.

Online condolences may be sent to

Wilmington Burial and Cremation Service, 1535 S 41st Street, Wilmington, NC 28403 910.791.9099

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  • September 07, 2010
    Ed & Linda Rose says:
    Dear Connie and Family, we are so thankful you were able to spend Sunday with your Dad. That time will always be a blessing and precious memory to you. We are sorry for your loss. It is never easy to lose a parent. Please know your friends and your church family are praying for you and are here to support you. Love you, mean it.

  • September 07, 2010
    Lauren, Dawn and Taylor Osborne says:
    Connie, Wendy & Missy, we are so sorry to hear about your dad's passing. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time and in the days to follow. All our love,

  • September 07, 2010
    marilyn rikard says:
    Dearest Connie and family: We are both so sorry to hear about your father's passing, but assured that he does not have to suffer any longer. You are in our thoughts and our prayers always, Marilyn and Bob Rikard

  • September 12, 2010
    Robin Gill says:
    The Resident Lenders of North Carolina,friends of Ronnie Thomas, would like to extend our condolences to the entire family.

  • September 07, 2010
    Beverly Crowder says:
    Connie, I am so sorry to read about the death of your father. I will praying for the family. Love Beverly Crowder