Mary Elizabeth Thomas, 78, went to be with her Lord Thursday, January 3, 2008. She was the daughter of the late Edward and Bonnie Swayngim. She was preceded in death by her husband, William Clyde Thomas, a daughter, Lucy Cox, a son, Harley Cox Jr: five siblings, Beatrice Cox, Edna Owen, Margaret Spivey, Carl Swayngim and Harry Swayngim. She is survived by two daughters: Anita Thomas of Fletcher and Margie Devine and husband Robert of Flat Rock, five sons: Wayne Thomas and wife Debra of Hendersonville, Mark Thomas and wife Linda, Ronald Thomas of Fletcher, Rick Thomas of Old Fort and Bill Thomas of Hendersonville: two brothers, Eddie Swayngim and Sam Swayngim and one sister, Lucille McAllister. She is also lovingly remembered by twelve grandchildren, twenty great-grandchildren, many nieces and nephews and four very special four-legged friends. A funeral service will be held 2:00 pm Saturday, January 05, 2008 in the Mausoleum Chapel of Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Hendersonville. Jackson Funeral Service is in charge of the arrangements.