James Thomas Jr. Wed, 10/04/2017 - 7:27pm Palatka1 James Thomas Jr., 84, of Hawthorne departed this life Sept. 29, 2017, at home after a lengthy battle with Parkinson’s ...PLEASE LOG IN FOR PREMIUM CONTENT. Our website requires visitors to log in to view the best local news. Not yet a subscriber? Subscribe today! Read more about James Thomas Jr.