|County Comm. Carolyn Thompson passes away|
|Tuesday, May 26, 2009|
SERVED 5TH DISTRICT SINCE '86
LEBANON – Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon, May 28 at the Partlow Funeral Chapel for longtime Wilson County Commissioner Carolyn Thompson, 70, of Lebanon.
The 5th District representative on the Commission since 1986, she died Tuesday, May 26, 2009 at her residence following an extended illness. She served on the Development / Tourism, Education, Emergency Management Agency, Steering and chaired the Law Enforcement Committee.
A member of Webb’s Baptist Chapel and a 1957 graduate of Lebanon High School, Mrs. Thompson worked as a title clerk with Cunningham Motors.
Services were conducted by Brother Jack Sprinkle and Brother James Corley. Burial was at the Conatser Cemetery.
Survivors include: daughter Lori (Don) Upchurch; brother Eugene (Claudette) Gray; sisters Evelyn Hailey (John) Pruitte, Josephine (Paul Donald) Thompson and Ernestine(Henry) Noell as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Thompson is preceded in death by parents Ernest and Mattie Margaret White Gray; husband Homer Thompson and sister Elsie Watson.
Active pallbearers included: Phillip Hailey, Jimmy Smith, Mark Thompson, David Thompson, Jason Gray, Scott Maynard, Joe Cloyd, and Jake Smith.
Honorary pallbearers: members of the Webb’s Baptist Chapel, Widow’s Club, Oakland FCE Club, the Dixie Delight’s Chapter of the Red Hat Society, Lebanon High School Class of 1957 Breakfast Club, Wilson County Commission, all Wilson County officials and employees, special cousin Ruth Walker as well as many special friends too numerous to mention.
Memorial contributions may be made in Mrs. Thompson’s memory to the Webb’s Chapel Building Fund, or to the American Cancer Society.
Partlow Funeral Chapel was in charge of arrangements.