Hundreds gather to remember Noah at funeral

PULASKI COUNTY (WSLS 10) - Hundreds of people came to pay their respects for five year old Noah Thomas.

His body was found in a septic tank by his family's home last week.

Community members, friends, and family all mourned the loss of Noah at Dublin United Methodist Church. Hundreds of people attended. Some people shared their favorite memories including Noah's teacher. Her stories left people in tears.

"They went to a farm or something, but he got the biggest pumpkin and he was trying to drag it to the wagon to get home," says Brenda Neice, Pulaski County resident.

Noah loved Spider-Man and the color blue. A boy who was full of life.

"Everything they said about him was just so sweet and wonderful," says Linda Collins who attended the service.

While some who attended his funeral got to know him through pictures they told us this smile won the hearts of people in this community.

"I just think he was just a precious little boy that the community really loves," says Beverly Long who attended the service.

In addition to community members, law enforcement officials like the Pulaski County Sheriff's Deputies came to grieve. They stood over Noah one last time as his casket was loaded in the hearse.

After memories were shared and prayers read it was time to say goodbye at Highland Memory Gardens. People hugged, cried, and others remained silent honoring the life of this five year old boy they all love so much.