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Dresden Cemetery, Dresden, Navarro Co., TX
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OLD CONFEDERATE SOLDIER DEAD:
R. J. Thompson was born in Morgan County, Alabama, September 26,
1844. He was married to Miss S. E. Seybert, November 18, 1868.
To this union was born six children, three of whom survive. He was
converted and joined the Missionary Baptist Church at the age of
twenty four years.
His wife died June 18, 1889. He was later married to Mrs.
Sarah Christian, November 18, 1906. To this union was born four
children all of whom survive.
He left Alabama and came to Navarro Co., Texas in the year
1909. He joined the Prairie
Grove Baptist Church at Emmett in the year 1909 in which his
membership remained until his death on February 3, 1925.
Brother Thompson was a man that loved his church and was ever ready to defend his doctrine. He also stood for things that was right
pertaining to the government.
Therefore be it resolved that the Church and Community, wife and
children have lost a useful man, be it further resolved that a copy of
this be put on the Church record, and a copy be sent to the Baptist
Progress for publication.
DAWSON - Mrs. Sarah Ann Thompson, 108, Dawson's oldest resident, died at 2:52 a.m. Friday at Mexia General Hospital.
Services are Saturday, 3 p.m. Dawson Church of Christ. Minister Kurfees Pullias will officiate, with burial following at
Arrangements are with Eubanks Funeral Home in Dawson. Survivors include four daughters, Mrs. Mary McNutt, Mrs. Bedie Jordan, Mrs. Erlene Whalen, Mrs. Eva Pierce, all of Dawson; a sister, Mrs. Louie Bone, of
Attella, Ala., 12 grandchildren, 24-great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren.
She was a member of the Dawson Church of Christ and lived in
Dawson the past 44 years. Grandsons will be pallbearers.
R. J. Thompson, a leading citizen of Brushy Prairie community, died Tuesday
afternoon at 4 o’clock and was buried in the Dresden cemetery Wednesday
afternoon at 3 o’clock, the funeral service being conducted by Rev. H. A.
Mr. Thompson had been a resident of this community some 20 years, and was a very
useful citizen, being held in the very highest esteem by all who knew him. He
had reached the ripe old age of 80 years, 4 months and 20 days. He had many
friends in this vicinity who are grieved to learn of his passing away.