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Altha Thompson

March 9, 1926 ~ August 10, 2017 (age 91)
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Watson-North Funeral Home is deeply honored to be of service and ministry to the family of Altha Pursley Thompson, age 91 of Estill springs.  Mrs. Thompson passed away Thursday August 10, 2017 at her home, surrounded by her loving family.  The daughter of the late Eula Amanda Camp Pursley and James Wesley Pursley, she was born in Florence, AL.  She was a homemaker, loved quilting, gardening and crafting.  She was an active member of Mt. Olivet Baptist Church in Estill Springs.  In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, S. J. Thompson; daughter, Eula Mae Nash; son, Alton Thompson; grandsons, Joshua Rowlett and Ethan Nash.  Her survivors include daughters, Norma (Ron) Geary of Normandy, TN, Marie Sanders of Portland, TN., Evelyn Perry, Susie (Steve) Sitz, Edith Thompson and Elaine Thompson, all of Estill Springs;  sons, Sam (Cathy) Thompson of Winchester and Jack (Kathy) Thompson of Estill Springs;  an adopted son, Ernest Thompson of Manchester; sister, Alta Jean Thompson of Estill Springs; brother, Joe Pursley of Lake Havasu City ,AZ; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-greatgrandchildren; a very special friend and neighbor, Arlene Hall and her family. The family of Mrs. Thompson would like to offer special thanks to Hospice Compassus of Tullahoma and special gratitude to Mrs. Thompson’s nurse, Tammy and her nurse tech, Sherri who were so attentive during Mrs. Thompson’s final days.  For those who so desire, the family suggests that in lieu of flowers memorial contributions be made to Hospice Compassus, 1805 N. Jackson St. Tullahoma, TN 37388.   Visitation will be from 1-3 p.m. Sunday August 13, 2017 at Watson-North Funeral Home.  The funeral service will follow at 3 p.m. with Bro. John Gibson officiating.  Burial will follow at Payne's Church Cemetery located at Hwy 127 and Paynes Church Rd. in Estill Springs.   Pallbearers will be Matthew Nash, Marvin Nash, Jason Thompson, Nickalos Ayala, Aron White, Nathaniel White, Scott Geary, Philip Thompson, Charles Brooks and Alena Thorson.  Online condolences may be sent to www.watsonnorth.com


 Service Information

Visitation
Sunday
August 13, 2017

1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Roy B. Watson Chapel of Watson-North Funeral Home
405 Sharp Springs Road
Winchester, TN 37398

Funeral Service
Sunday
August 13, 2017

3:00 PM
Roy B. Watson Chapel of Watson-North Funeral Home
405 Sharp Springs Road
Winchester, TN 37398

Interment

Paynes Baptist Church Cemetery
2542 Paynes Chapel Rd.
Estill Springs, TN 37330


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