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Michael Joey Thomas

GREAT FALLS -- Mr. Michael Joey Thomas, 32, died April 12, 2008, at his residence.

A memorial service will be held 3 p.m. Monday at Trinity Baptist Church, with the Rev. Curtis Cameron officiating.

Mr. Thomas was born Oct. 19, 1975, in Monroe, N.C. He was a graduate of Great Falls High School and was employed with Celgard LLC of Charlotte, N.C. and a member of Trinity Baptist Church.

Surviving are his wife, Debbie L. Thomas; one daughter, Brandy M. Lee of Great Falls; two sons, Mikie Thomas and Bailey Thomas, both of Great Falls; father and stepmother, Joey and Ruth Thomas of Great Falls; mother and stepfather, Dianne and Bob Dean of Mooresville, N.C.; four brothers, Travis Love of Monroe, N.C., John Gates of Lake Wylie, S.C., Doug Gates of Lancaster, S.C., and Bryan Gates of Great Falls; and one sister, Ruthie McManus of Great Falls.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. today at Dantzler-Baker Funeral Home, 26 Underwood Ave., Great Falls and other times at 3221 Scott Road, Great Falls.

Memorials may be made to Trinity Baptist Church, P.O. Box 297, Great Falls, SC 29055.