Elaine Thomas Marion, 72, of Guntersville died Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021.

Mrs. Marion was born Feb. 6, 1948, in Grove City, Pa., to Denver Arthur Thomas and Jean Yarbrough Thomas.

She was the eldest of four children, was a graduate of Jacksonville State University, where she earned her degree in secondary education. She was a high school home economics teacher prior to leaving her field to concentrate on raising her children.

She attended First Baptist Church of Guntersville, where she loved nothing more than singing along to all hymns as well as fellowship. Some people will remember her for her love of the outdoors, while many will treasure the unwavering love she showed to her family and friends.

Her happiest moments were found spending time with her children. She loved all animals but had a very special place in her heart for her “grand-pups” Hector and Lola.

She is survived by her children and in-laws: Tom and Rachel Marion of Arab, and Julie Marion and Jarrod Bowden; grandson: Hunter Bowden of Guntersville, siblings and in-laws: Ed and Lisa Thomas of Albertville, Deb and Bob Jolley of Asheville, N.C. and Dan and Patti Thomas of Arab; seven nieces and nephews; and a great-niece and great-nephew.

The funeral was at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021, at Arab Heritage Memorial Chapel with Lief Thornton officiating. Burial was in Gilliam Springs Baptist Church Cemetery with Arab Heritage Memorial Chapel directing.

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