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Death of Mildred Frances Usry Thompson

Mildred Frances Usry Thompson

Mildred Frances Usry Thompson

Our most sincere condolences to the family and friends of Mildred Frances Usry Thompson, who passed away on June 11, 2024 in Eatonton, Putnam County, Georgia. She was preceded in death by her husband of almost 70 years, Clarence Ashley Thompson Sr. who died August 2, 2023 and had served as the pastor of Ebenezer Methodist Church of Kemp, Emanuel County, Georgia for 20 years.

Her interment was on June 15, 2024 in the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Cemetery, Avera, Jefferson County, Georgia.

Below is her obituary from the James Funeral Home, 630 N. Main St., Wrens, GA 30833: Continue reading

Death of William Philip Stephens

William Philip Stephens

William Philip Stephens

Our most sincere condolences to the family and friends of William Philip Stephens, President of the Reubin Thompson Memorial Foundation, who passed away on Wednesday, October 04, 2023 at his home in Soperton, Georgia. “Philip” Stephens had attended every Thompson Family Reunion since it started in 1958, except for this year’s reunion due to his illness.

Below is his obituary from the Sammons Funeral Home, 4201 West Main Street, Soperton, Georgia 30457:

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Christian Faith of a Youngblood Woman

Recently, I was performing more genealogical research on the Youngblood family and I located the obituary for Eliza Youngblood who died in Edgefield County, South Carolina in 1838.

Her obituary shows she was a woman of many strengths, especially her Christian Faith and should serve as an inspiration for us all. The following is her obituary: Continue reading

Thompson Reunion Newsletter – September 2014

Dear Family and Friends,

I want to thank everyone who made the 56th annual reunion last year so successful! Now it is time to invite you to the 57th reunion of Thompson kinfolk along with allied families. Sunday, October 5th, 2014, is the big day. As always, we will gather at Ebenezer Methodist Church in Kemp, west of Swainsboro, Georgia. The church doors will open at 9:30 for registration and visiting, with the program starting at 10:30. Casual dress is fine. Continue reading

Emanuel County Georgia Bicentennial Celebration

Emanuel County Georgia Bicentennial Celebration

On December 08, 2012 at 11:00 a.m., on the lawn of the Emanuel County Courthouse, there will be a celebration and dedication of a monument to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the creation of Emanuel County Georgia. Judge John Ellington of the Georgia Court of Appeals will be the keynote speaker for the dedication. There will also be celebration events planned at the Emanuel County Farm and Home Museum. Continue reading