Elaine Thomas


Mrs. Elaine Thomas, age 75, of May Street, Adairsville, went to be with her Lord and Savior on May 3, 2019.

She was born in Rome, GA on June 24, 1943, daughter of the late William Emery Quarles and Mamie Alma Townsend Quarles. She was a faithful Christian and member of Eagles Way Life Center. A devoted mother and grandmother, her time with family was most important. She enjoyed flower gardening and shopping for a good find at a thrift store, or as she would say, “going junk’n”. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Ernest Thomas; son, Jack Delbert Gulledge, Jr; son-in-law, David Friddell; brothers, Constalee Quarles, Harold Quarles, Joe Quarles, and Bill Quarles; sister, Virginia Self, Jewel Bohannon, and Sue Blasengame.

Survivors include the father of her children and best friend, Jack Gulledge; her children, Leigh and Eddie Owens, Amanda Friddell, Rev. Vince and Deborah Gulledge, Jon Gulledge, Tina and David Pierce, Patti and Jason Alexander, and Ernest and Julie Thomas; brother, Norman Quarles; sisters, Evelyn and Allen Ray, Jane Townsend, Wilma and James Reed, and Brenda and Larry Bohannon; special nephew, Ricky Blasengame; special niece, Connie Harris; 18 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.

Funeral services will be held Monday, May 6, 2019, at 1:00 PM from Eagles Way Life Center, Calhoun, with Rev. Vince Gulledge and Bishop Shane Calhoun officiating. Interment will follow in Eastview Cemetery, Adairsville. Pallbearers will be Will Harris, Brandon Gullegde, Robbie Griffith, Brian Mascia, Curtis Chappell, and Michael Boller. Grandson will serve as honorary pallbearers.

The family will receive friends Sunday from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM at Barton Funeral Home, Adairsville. 

Sign the guestbook and leave online condolences at www.BartonFuneralHome.net.

R. Dudley Barton & Son Funeral Home, Adairsville, will be in charge of funeral arrangements for Mrs. Elaine Thomas.