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Eleanor Okland Jones Thomas

Eleanor Okland Jones Thomas died July 8, 2017 at home. Born in Arnegard, North Dakota to Thomas and Inga Okland. She moved to Marion County, Florida with her husband, Paul Jones and four children in 1957. They moved to Gainesville in 1967. She worked as the office manager at Clay Electric Coop until her retirement. Her husband Paul passed away in 1996, and she later married Richard Thomas, who also predeceased her.
Mrs. Thomas is survived by her brother, Melvin Okland and her sister, Esther Heggen; three sons, Allen Jones (Renee), Larry Jones (Betsy) and David Jones (Laraine), 11 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson and many nieces and nephews. Her daughter, Gloria Johns (Brice) predeceased her.
Family visitation will be held on Saturday, July 15th from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at Antioch Baptist Church, where Mrs. Thomas was a member for over 40 years. Funeral services will follow at 11:00 a.m. Burial will be at Antioch Cemetery. Arrangements are under the care of MILAM FUNERAL AND CREMATION SERVICE, 311 S. Main St., Gainesville, FL 32601. (352) 376-5361.

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In consideration of COVID-19, as well as the families we are serving, we would like for those of you whose immune systems are compromised please stay home and send the family a condolence card. We may also be forced to postpone services if this continues or worsens. Our profession as funeral directors is not only focused on serving families, but also protecting the families and the community at-large. Thank you and please take care!

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