Evelyn Lou Veda Cotner Thomas, 91, of Stuttgart passed away Sunday, December 29, 2019 at Crestpark Nursing Home.
Lou Veda was born June 5, 1928 in Humphrey, AR to the late John Charles Cotner and Lucy Page Cotner.
Besides her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband of 73 years, Lester Thomas; her son, John Larry Thomas; daughter, Lesli Paige Thomas Brittain; brothers, John Collier (JC) Cotner, William Dale Cotner, Donald Page Cotner and Carey Wendell Cotner.
She is survived by her daughter, Sandra Brothers (Mike) of Stuttgart; brother, Carrol Dean Cotner of White Hall; sister, Linda Cotner Allred of Hot Springs; grandchildren, Michael (Kelly) Brothers, Mark (Holly) Brothers, Matthew (Heather) Brothers, Brady Brittain, and Adria Brittain; and great-grandchildren, Marlee Brothers, Philip Brothers, Noah Brothers, Andrew Brothers, and Lyla Brothers.
Lou Veda worked as a beautician for many years in a salon that she owned and operated. She enjoyed taking care of her customers and spending time with her family. She was a member of the Stuttgart Church of Christ.
Visitation will be 1 p.m. Friday, January 3, 2020, at Turpin Funeral Home in Stuttgart with funeral services following at 2 p.m. Services will be officiated by Harley Petty. Burial will be at Lone Tree Cemetery in Stuttgart.
Memorials may be made to the donor's choice.