BILLYE FAYE THOMPSON RITES SCHEDULED FRIDAY
The Dallas Morning News - Thursday, August 1, 1985
Graveside services for Billye Faye Thompson, 1947
recipient of the American Red Cross Certificate of Merit, will be
at 2:30 p.m. Friday at the West Hill Cemetery in Sherman, Grayson County.
Ms. Thompson was the 53rd Texan to be awarded the Red Cross award
-- the highest honor given by the organization. She was presented the certificate
of merit by President Harry Truman. She received the certificate for saving
the lives of five car-accident victims by administering first aid.
She was born in Sherman and was a 1933 graduate of Austin College
there. Ms. Thompson taught in the Sherman Public School District before
becoming coordinator of the Distributive Education program at Thomas Jefferson
High School in Dallas from 1942 until 1974.
Ms. Thompson was a member of the Dallas County Chapter of the American
Red Cross for more than 35 years. During her active membership, she taught
Dallas-area FBI agents survival techniques for the atomic bomb and also
lectured for the American Red Cross throughout the United States, Central
America and Puerto Rico.
Surviving are two sisters, Lillian Thompson of Dallas and Mrs. Ruth
Fry of Memphis, Tenn.; a brother, J.W. (Dub) Thompson of Dallas; and several
nieces and nephews.