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Florida Department of Corrections, Secretary Julie L. Jones

Florida Department of Corrections
Julie L. Jones, Secretary

Press Release
March 20, 2012
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Contact: Press Office
(850) 488-0420

Sgt. Ruben Thomas

On behalf of Warden Davis

It is with a heavy heart and great sadness to inform you of the sudden death of Sgt. Ruben Thomas a member of Columbia Correctional Institution family. Sgt. Thomas was fatally injured after being stabbed by an inmate on Sunday, March 18, 2012. He is survived by his Mother, Mrs. Paula Thomas, Father, Mr. Ruben Thomas, Fiancé, Ms. LeAnn Royster, their Daughter and unborn child.

Arrangements are as follows:

Viewing: Dees-Parrish Funeral Home, Lake City, FL

Directions: 458 South Marion Avenue, Lake City, FL 32025


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Date: Thursday, March 22, 2012

Time: 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Services: Friday, March 23, 2012 @ 11:00 a.m. , Christ Central Church, Lake City, FL

Directions: 217 SW Dyal Avenue, Lake City, FL 32024


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Burial: Oak Grove Cemetery

Directions: 441 North of Milton’s Country Store, Lake City, FL
4/5 miles North of Milton’s Country Store; right turn on Glory Lane.


Please keep the Thomas family in your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

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