Marty Thomas, 41

Martin “Marty” Lynn Thomas, 41, of Tupelo, died unexpectedly Wednesday, June 5, 2013, at North Mississippi Medical Center.
He was born Feb. 1, 1972, in Union County to Rickey Joe Thomas and Wanda Kay Hamblin Rollins. He was a 1990 graduate of East Union High School and continued to further his education at Northeast Community College and Itawamba Community College. He lived the past 15 years in Tupelo, working for United Wholesale Florist and Barclay Furniture, and the past 10 years as a server at Logan’s Roadhouse Restaurant. He enjoyed his quiet time, had a great sense of humor, and had a legendary sweet smile. He was a supportive volunteer of the Downtown Tupelo Association and was a faithful member of the First United Methodist Church-Invitation Service. He was passionate about the Helping Hands ministry and worked as a volunteer.
A celebration of life service was held at 4 p.m., Monday, June 10, at First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Jim Curtis, the Rev. Lynn Mote and the Rev. Reagan Miskelly officiating. Entombment followed in the Church Columbarium. A time of reflection and fellowship followed in the Gathering Room. Holland Funeral Directors Tupelo Chapel was entrusted with arrangements.
Survivors include his mom and dad, Ron and Kay Hamblin Rollins of Saltillo; his father, Rickey Joe Thomas (Mary) of Keownville Community; his companion, Craig Helmuth of Tupelo; one sister, Christy Morgan (Grant) of Guntown and one brother, Michael Taylor (Debbie) of Guntown; grandmother, Lorene Rollins of Aberdeen; special aunts, Hattie Pearl Pettigrew of Plantersville and Yvonne Tuck of Southaven; special cousins, David, Angela and Brittany Parks of Blue Springs.
He was preceded in death by his brother, John Grant; grandparents, Francis and Evelyn Hamblin, Corbert and Dessie Thomas, and Grady Rollins; and an aunt, Linda Hamblin.
Honorary pallbearers were fellow associates at Logan’s Roadhouse Restaurant and the Tupelo Downtown Association staff and volunteers.
Memorials may be sent to First United Methodist Church, Helping Hands, P.O. Box 432, Tupelo, MS 38802 or the charity of your choice.
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