PORTAGEVILLE - Thomas M. Minnis, 86, died Jan. 30, 2003, at the Portageville Nursing Center.
Born Aug. 9, 1916, in Nettleton, Miss., son of the late Lewis and Carrie Minnis, he worked for Federal Compress for 44 years before retiring.
On Sept. 16, 1950, in Portageville, he married Georgia Mae Steele who preceded him in death on Feb. 16, 1977.
He was also preceded in death by one son, Movina Minnis; two brothers, Clifton Minnis Sr. and Rufus Minnis; and one sister, Madline Minnis.
Survivors include: five brothers, Harvey Collier of Champaign, Ill., Thomas Minnis Jr. of Hillsboro, Ore., Ronnie Minnis of Long Beach, Calif., Doyle Minnis of Portland, Ore., and Eugene Minnis of Davenport, Iowa; seven daughters, Deloris Holloman, Debra Norris, Carla Minnis and Barbara Minnis of Portageville, Claudette Gipson of Virginia Beach, Connie Long of Marston and Valrie Drake of Gallatin, Tenn.; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Visitation is from 10 a.m. Wednesday until service time at 2 p.m. at Temple of God's Glory Church in Portageville. Elder O.C. Cooper will officiate.
Burial will follow in the Portageville Cemetery.
DeLisle Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.