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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. 

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