Thomasville Times Enterprise

November 29, 2012

Sarah Penland Thomas

Staff Writer
CNHI

THOMASVILLE —

Sarah Penland Thomas, 85, of Thomasville passed away Nov. 29, 2012 at Camellia Gardens. Born Aug. 16, 1927 in Statesville, N.C., she was the daughter of the late Leo LaVinka and Edna Huffman LaVinka. She was married to James Thomas who preceded her in death. Ms. Thomas was retired from the State of Florida as a supervisor with the Unemployment Compensation Department. She was a member of First United Methodist Church and the Garden Club. She is survived by her son, George Chick and wife Terri of Thomasville; grandchildren, Kevin Chick and Austin Chick; brother, Leo LaVinka and wife Elsie of Clermont, Ga; sisters, Helen Money of Statesville, N.C. and Lois Bredewater and husband Arnold of New Braunfels, Texas. Donations may be made to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 1999, Thomasville, Ga 31799. Services will be announced at a later date. Friends and family can sign the online guest register at www.allenfh.com. — Allen & Allen Funeral Home