Charles Irvin Thompson

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Funeral service for Charles Irvin Thompson, 92, will be held today at 11 a.m. at First Baptist Church of Ashland with the Rev. Rusty Craig and the Rev. Jim Arnall officiating. Burial, with military honors, will follow in Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Cemetery in Lineville. Mr. Thompson passed away Saturday, May 13, 2017 at Grandview Medical Center in Birmingham. He was a native of Clay County but a former resident of Atlanta for 49 years. Mr. Thompson graduated from Clay County High School, and went on to Pressman Technical School in Tennessee. He served his country in the United States Army during World War II, and retired in 1985 after 36 years of service with the Atlanta Journal Constitution where he worked as a pressman. He was a member of the Peachtree City Masonic Lodge 288 F. & A. M., and had recently received his 60 year pin, also a member of the Atlanta Graphic Communications Union Local 8-M, the First Baptist Church of Ashland and the H.I.S. Sunday School Class. Mr. Thompson loved to fish and was affectionately referred to by his grandchildren and great-grandchildren as Papa Charles. Mr. Thompson is survived by his wife of 72 years, Kathryn Rice Thompson, of Ashland; two sons, Michael Thompson (Maureen), of Cumming, Ga. and Dennis Thompson (Donna), of Cullman; three granddaughters, Christian Steele, Christina Larson and Elizabeth Thompson, and three great-grandchildren, Madaline Steele, Landon Steele and Mia Steele. He was preceded in death by his parents, Hubert Morris Thompson and Voncille McClendon Thompson; one sister, Katherine Thompson, and two brothers, Morris and John Thompson. Pallbearers will be Adam Chandler, Brent Chandler, Mark Steele, Rodney Rice, Warren Chandler, and Bill Markham. Benefield Funeral Home in Ashland in charge of arrangements. benefieldfuneralhome.com
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Lineville, AL 36266
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Published in The Anniston Star on May 16, 2017