Etta Mae Thomas, 96, of Gurdon, Arkansas passed on July 11, 2016 at Baptist Health Medical Center in Arkadelphia. She was born on May 3, 1920 to the union of Tom and Abigail Bankhead Dudley. Etta lived a simple and modest, yet independent life. She married Paul Thomas and although they had no children the cherished several family and friends as their own. She leaves to cherish her memory two sisters, Verda Shoemake of Los Angeles, CA and Marjorie Hunter of Omaha, NE. She also leaves several nieces and nephews. Her fun loving and witty spirit will be sorely missed.