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G. Frank Thompson Sr.

G. Frank Thompson Sr., 77, Mt. Vernon, passed away at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 
28, 2008, at the Marion Veterans Hospital. He was born in Mt. Vernon on March 
25, 1931, a son of Ray and Pansy (Huggins) Thompson. He first married Jennie 
Wilkey on Oct. 13, 1951, in Arkansas, and she preceded him in death on March 11, 
1997. He later married Lila Yandell O'Neal in Mt. Vernon on Nov. 7, 1998. He was 
an auto mechanic and owner and operator of Thompson and Sons Garage in Opdyke. 
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at Hughey Funeral Home in Mt. 
Vernon with the Revs. Garlin Burris, Don Verhines and Steve Hamson officiating. 
Interment will be at Oddfellows Cemetery in Opdyke. A military flag 
prenstation(sic) will be preformed(sic) by Mt. Vernon American Legion Post 141. 
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Hughey Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon.

Mr. Thompson is survived by his wife, Lila Thompson of Mt. Vernon; two sons, 
Frank Thompson Jr. and wife Donna of Mt. Vernon and Nigel Thompson and wife 
Brenda of Mt. Vernon; four daughters, Gaylyn Miller and husband Dave of 
Carlsbad, N.M., Starlyn Forby and husband Randy of Mt. Vernon, Stella Mayo and 
husband Ronnie of Opdyke and Debbie Lenox and husband Bob of Peachtree City, 
GA.; two stepsons, Dennis O'Neal and wife Teresa of Mt. Vernon and Sam O'Neal 
and wife Carol of Anna; stepdaughter, Kathy O'Neal of Benton; 21 grandchildren, 
Joshua, Lucas, Ethan, Cody, Gabriel, and Alexandra O'Neal, all of Mt. Vernon, 
Zachary O'Neal of Anna, Landrey O'Neal of Benton, B.J., Kelsey and Hannah 
Woodcock, all of Anna, Tim Rigers and wife Deanna of Carlsbad, N.M., Jennifer 
Clarkston and husband Cash of Carlsbad, N.M., Frank Thompson III and wife 
Jacenta of Mt. Vernon, Jeremy Thompson of Mt. Vernon, Bruce Forby and wife 
Brittany of Mt. Vernon, Matthew Forby and friend Karen of Mt. Vernon, Sharanah 
Lipps and husband Chet of Arkansas, Nicholas Mayo and fiancee Chelsea Fowler 
of Opdyke, Damon Mayo of Opdyke and Stacy Campbell and husband James of 
Peachtree City, Ga.; and nine great-grandchildren.

His parents and first wife preceded him in death. Mr. Thompson was a member of 
the Summersville Baptist Church. He served in the United States Marine Corp from 
Feb. 7, 1952, until Feb. 6, 1954. He loved his flowers and fish garden. For 
those who wish, memorials may be given to the Summersville Baptist Church and 
will be accepted at the funeral home or may be mailed to Hughey Funeral Home, 
P.O. Box 721, Mt. Vernon, IL 62864. Arrangements have been entrusted to the care 
of Hughey Funeral Home where you may call 242-3348 or visit for further information and to send condolences.

Source: Mount Vernon Register News
Date: Fri 29 Aug 2008
Submitted by: Mary Zinzilieta

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