Vernon Thompson Dies October 16; Rites at Kingston
Vernon Thompson, 65, died Saturday morning. October 16 at 1:30 a.m. at his home in Springdale after a long illness.
He was born February 19, 1889 at Perrie Lee, Texas but had been a resident of Arkansas for 62 years. Mr. Thompson was converted some time ago and had lived a devoted Christian life since.
He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Venna Thompson, six sons and six daughters, Archie Thompson, Greenfield, Calif., Crawford Thompson, Springdale, Vernon Thompson Jr., Tulsa, Okla., Claude Thompson, Huntsville, John Carl and Charlie of the home; Mrs. Lenora Butler, Springdale, Mrs. Ruth Griggs, Kingston, Mrs. Estelle Cook, Springdale, Mrs. Goldie Nobles and Mrs. Rosie Dolph of Tulsa, Okla. and Mrs. Dixie Calico, Huntsville; three brothers, Fields Thompson, Shreveport, La. and George Thompson, Greenville, Texas; one sister, Lizzie Stroud of Huntsville, and 22 grandchildren.
Graveside services conducted by Rev. Noel Easterling were held Sunday at 2 p.m. at Kingston. Burial was in the Kingston cemetery under the direction of the Brashears Funeral Home.
Pallbearers were D.L. Thompson, Melton Thompson, Olen Thompson, Melvin Stroud, Bea Stroud and Earnest Combs.