Patricia Thames

MEMPHIS, Tenn. —  Patricia Ann Thames, age 72, passed away Friday, Sept. 7, at her home in Memphis.

No services are scheduled at this time.

Patricia was an avid painter, gardener, music lover, former manager of the family restaurant frequent Bible reader.

Those whom she leaves behind include her friend, Chris Phinney of Memphis; two daughters, Gretchen Newsom (Morgan) of Charleston and Bella Phinney (Stephen Salmon) of Memphis; 3 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren; and one brother, Michael McDaniel (Julie) of Memphis.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Howard and Elizabeth Ann McDaniel Jr.; and one son, George Frederick “Geof” Beckendorf.

The family reuqests memorials be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

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