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Funeral services for Lucy Catherine Payton Thompson of Cullman will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 13, 2017, at West Side Baptist Church, Rev. Gary Peebles officiating. Interment will be in Garland Brook Cemetery in Columbus, Ind., at a later date.
Cullman Heritage Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Thompson died Saturday, June 10, at Hanceville Nursing Home. Lucy was the tenth child, born on July 26, 1925, to James Garfield and Ida Bell Crawford Payton. She attended New Castle High School and Bradford High School. She worked for the National Youth Association while attending school, to support her education. She worked for the Wagon Wheel Restaurant, in Bedford, Ky. She also worked for the U.S. Army, after she married Edward William Thompson on August 12, 1947, while living in Fort Knox, Ky. She worked for Arvin Industries for 37-and-a-half years. Her last job was with Community Action in Cullman. She was a member at West Side Baptist Church in Eva. She was a member at Parkside Baptist Church, of Columbus, Ind., from 1968 to 2004.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and all 11 of her siblings: four sisters, Annie Rodgers, Ray Bell Rodgers, Stella Suter and Jessie Lee Payton; and seven brothers, Jimmy, Bennie, Walter, Carl, William Earl, Crawford J. and Oldham Payton.
Survivors include her son Edward (Evelyn) Thompson, of Hancevillel; two grandchildren, Michele Dawn Thompson of Huntsville and Kyle (Lauren) Thompson of Hanceville; three great-grandchildren, Madison Fowler, Ryan Fowler and Tara Thompson; and a host of nieces, nephews, family and friends.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday at the church.
Published on June 12, 2017
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