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Lou Ellen (Herndon) Thomas

May 8, 1927 ~ October 1, 2020 (age 93)


Lou Ellen Herndon Thomas, 93, widow of the late J.C. Thomas, died Thursday October 1, 2020 at Condor Health Anderson surrounded by her loving family.

Born May 8, 1927 in Anderson County to the late Baxter and Rosa Kay Herndon, she attended Anderson County Schools and was a homemaker. She was a member of Belton Pentecostal Holiness Church.

Surviving are her daughters, Diane Cox and Gay Cooley both of Belton; her grandchildren, Mindy Holtzclaw and husband Carey, Brandy Vaughn and husband Daren all of Belton, and Chase Cooley of Atlanta GA; 5 great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her sisters, Martha Whitten, and Mary Hawkins, her brother, Jerry Herndon.

Private family graveside services will be conducted Saturday from Belton Cemetery with Carey Holtzclaw officiating.

The family is at their respective homes. No visitation is planned.

In lieu of flowers the family request memorials be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 225 N. Michigan Ave., Fl. 17, Chicago, IL 60601 or at

Cox Funeral Home is honored to serve the Thomas family.


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Private Family Graveside Service

Belton Cemetery
500 Anderson Street
Belton, SC 29627


Alzheimer's Association
225 N. Michigan Ave., Floor 17, Chicago IL 60601

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