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From the Mt. Vernon Signal: Frances Thompson, 89, widow of George Neal Thompson
of Maretburg, died at her residence, Wednesday, May 3, 2000. She was born June
10, 1910 in Gravel Switch, the daughter of the late Gather Wesley and Clydie
Beatrice Miner Hayes. She was a homemaker and member of the Maretburg Baptist
Survivors are two sons, Glen M. Thompson and wife, Retha of Mt. Vernon and
David Neal Thompson of Maretburg; one daughter, Joyce Carolyn Wilson and Wayne
Lear, Sr., of Brodhead; eight grandchildren, William Tracy, Anthony Lee,
Timothy Dale, Gregory Scott, Joshua David, Tara Dawn Thompson; Regina Joyce
Chasteen and Rhonda Gail Robinson; 10 great grandchildren and two step great
grandchildren. Besides her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by
two children, William Jerl Thompson and Hugh Merrill Thompson; two brothers,
Wallce and Gather Westley Hayes, Jr.; two sisters, Omayha Riley and Virginia
Weatherford and two grandchildren, Desiree Thompson and roger Eugene Wilson.
Services were Saturday, May 5, at Maretburg Baptist Church with Bros. Raymond
Offutt and Wayne Harding officiating. Burial was in the Maretburg Cemetery.
Pallbearers were William Tracy Thompson, Anthony Lee Thompson, Timothy Dale
Thompson, Gregory Scott Thompson, Joshua David Thompson, Roger Robinson and
Submitted by Linda Thompson.