April 9, 1925
MRS. SARAH E. THOMPSON
Although not unexpected because of her advanced years
and for the reason that she had long been seriously ill, the news of the
death of Mrs. Sarah Elizabeth Thompson, which occurred early last Saturday
morning, was received with sincere regret and genuine sorrow by all of
the friends of Mrs. Thompson, her husband, B.F.Thompson, and the other
members of her family.
Mrs. Thompson died at the home of her daughter, Mrs.
D. Orrederiff, where she has lived for a number of years.
Mts. Thompson was born as Miss Sarah Elizabeth Webb
of ___ County, Tennessee on November 15, 1851. Early in her young womanhood,
she was converted and became affiliated with the Methodist church of which
body she was a ___ and most faithful member until she was gathered late
in the rest of womanhood those who are faithful until the end. On December
28, 1971, Miss Webb became Mrs.B.F.Thompson by marriage. Mr. Thompson surviving
her with their children: Mrs. O. Orenderiffof Van Alstyne, Mrs. Lillian
Lively of Dallas, and Joe H. Thompson............. they moved to Whitewright,
from which place they came to Van Alstyne, being highly esteemed and respected
residents here for the past 15 years.
By all with whom she came into contact or to whom
she was known, Mrs. Thompson was beloved and admired. Her forced seclusion
because of illness took nothing from the beauty of her character and the
sterling quality of the womanhood which made of her in all of the elements
required the ideal wife and mother, the devout and ___ Christian and the
constant and loyal neighbor and friend. Her death was the cause of an outpouring
of an abundance of sympathy and condolence for her family and relatives
and of stout profound condolence from all of the hosts of friends who were
hers in life.
Funeral services were held from the Orenderiff home
on Saturday afternoon conducted by Rev. C.B.Fielder, pastor of the Methodist
church and J.D.L.McKinney. Beautiful and touching tributes were paid to
Mrs. Thompson by the speakers and the impressive utterances found ready
response in the emotions of the many friends present in evidence of their
friendship and sympathy for the bereaved family and the departed neighbor
and friend. A profusion of floral offerings attested the esteem in which
Mrs. Thompson was held.
Interment was had at the local cemetery where many
gathered to witness the simple rites by which the remains were returned
in their mortal form to the dust from whence they came.
Pallbearers were chosen as follows: _.E.Brown, L.A.Cartwright,
Dr.S.D.Moore, John W. Drye, Sewell McKinney, Carlyle Moore.
To the family and relatives, the sympathy of all of
the people of this community is vouchsafed in sincerity and in abundance.