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From the Mount Vernon Signal, Thursday, September 1, 1960: Mrs. Martha Melinda
Thompson, 84, died August 28 at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Robert Wilmott
of Maretburg, after a long illness.
Mrs. Thompson was born in Bell County in 1875 the daughter of Esau and Mary
She was married to Wilkerson N. Thompson who preceded her in death as did a
daughter, Grace Whitehouse, and a son, James Thompson.
Surviving are three sons, Neal Thompson of Mt. Vernon, Route 1, Lloyd Thompson
of Conway and Esau Thompson of Cincinnati, Ohio; six daughters, Mrs. Roxie
Monk, Mrs. Hattie Barron and Mrs. Robert Wilmott, all of Mt. Vernon, Route 1,
Mrs. Chester Owens, Mrs. Herbert Higgins and Mrs. Beecher Owens, all of
Other survivors include 43 grandchildren, 51 great-grandchildren; two brothers,
W. J. Hoskins of Danville and George Hoskins of Calvin; four sisters, Mrs.
Belle Zora Hoskins and Mrs. Bessie Barnett of Loyall, Mrs. Maudie Hoskins of
Michigan and Mrs. Roseanna Davis of Calvin.
Funeral services were conducted August 30 at Maretburg Baptist Church where she
was a member. Brother Holmar was officiating minister. Interment was in
Maretburg Cemetery. Cox Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Submitted by Linda Thompson.