Mr. Thomas Andrew Ables, 70

Thomas Andrew Ables, 70, of Gainesville passed away Monday, August 12, 2019 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.
A Celebration of life service will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 17, 2019 in the chapel of Memorial Park Funeral Home. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Saturday, August 17th from 1:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m.
Born on May 1, 1949 in Tachikawa, Japan he was the son of the late C.W. and Margaret Treadway Ables. Mr. Ables graduated from West Rome High School in 1967 and Southern Tech in 1973. Mr. Ables was retired from Norfolk Southern Railroad, where he was a training specialist. He was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church of Rome, GA.
Mr. Ables is survived by his wife, Agatha Forrester Ables of Gainesville; son, Forrest Thomas Ables of Gainesville; brother, Charles L. Ables (Cynthia) of Rome, GA; sister, June Aycock (Rip) of Rome, GA; brother, Robin W. Ables (Julie) of Rome, GA; brother in law, Gary Forrester (Penni) of Lula, GA; nephew, Ricky Bradley (Chin) and their children, Claire Todd and Atticus Bradley of Rome; nephew, Jake Scoggins of Rome, GA; nephew, Chad Ables (Susan) of Rome.
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Memorial Park Funeral Home 2030 Memorial Park Rd. Gainesville, GA 30504 is in charge of arrangements.

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Josh Ingle 2019-08-12 16:57:48
Thinking about ya'll all day. Very sorry to hear about Tom. I look forward to seeing everyone Saturday. Best wishes.
Lisa Rossbacher 2019-08-13 15:48:40
My deepest sympathies to the family on Mr. Ables' passing. We were proud to have him as a member of the Southern Tech community. Lisa A. Rossbacher, President Emerita, Southern Polytechnic State University
Elizabeth (Burke) DeBarr 2019-08-13 21:33:30
I am so sorry for your loss. Tommy was such a fine man. He was always such a solid person. When mother passed he was so kind when we talked on the phone. So sweet. Thinking of you all.
Madonna Mullis ( Triplett) Maselli 2019-08-14 00:02:56
My heart goes out to you Gatha and Forest, as well as, the extended family! Tom was a wonderful person and a great husband to you my dear friend Gatha. Thought and prayers 🙏
Pam Halderman 2019-08-16 09:48:28
Dear Gatha my heart hurts for you and your son. Grief never ends... but it change It’s a passage, not a place to stay. It’s not a sign of weakness nor a lack of faith. It’s is the price of love! My prayers are with you
Bob Fort 2019-08-16 14:05:07
Gatha and Family - I greatly admired Tom's talent and work ethic over the many years we worked together at Southern Railway and Norfolk Southern. He contributed so much to our mission, and did so in a selfless and consummately professional manner. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
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