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Thelma Wayne

January 13, 1942 — September 26, 2017

Thelma G. Wayne age 75 of Cowen passed away September 26, 2017 at Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital after a short illness.  Thelma was born January 13, 1942 in Webster County and was the daughter of the late Orval G. and Rushie Jackson Crites.  She was also preceded in death by her son, John David Crites; two brothers, Dencil Crites and Leon Crites; sisters, Lena Johnson, Mildred Davis, Wilda Black and Dolly Crites.

Thelma was a homemaker, a Baptist by faith and loved to fish.

Thelma is survived by her two brothers; Charles Crites of Dalton, OH and Odis Crites of Erbacon; sister, Betty Plymale of Orville, OH; several nieces and nephews and her companion, Arlen Cowger of Bergoo.

Service will be 2:00 PM Friday September 29, 2017 at Adams-Reed Funeral Home, Cowen with Minister Don Bean officiating.  Burial will follow at Harris Cemetery.  Friends may call 5-8 PM Thursday at the funeral home.

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Adams-Reed Funeral Home, Cowen, is honored to be serving the Wayne family.

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