James Alexander 'J.A.' Thompson
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Funeral service for James Alexander "J.A." Thompson, age 86, of Decatur, will be today, February 25, 2014, at 1 p.m. at Shelton Funeral Home Chapel with the Reverend James Chitwood officiating. The family will receive friends two hours prior to the service. Interment will be in Roselawn Cemetery.
Mr. Thompson, who died Sunday, February 23, 2014, at Decatur Morgan Hospital, was born April 25, 1927, in Morgan County to Pat Thompson and Nova Leeman Thompson. He was a member of Westmeade Baptist Church, retired from 3M Corporation and a veteran of the U.S. Army. He was preceded in death by his stepson, John Mark Dutton; two brothers, James W. Thompson and Thomas Henry Thompson; and one sister, Ella Jane Thompson.
Survivors includ his loving wife, Ruby Houser Thompson; one son, Pat Thompson of Decatur; one daughter, Janova Reid of Decatur; two stepsons, Stephen Lane Dutton (Paula) of Elkton, MD, and James Keith Dutton (Laura) of Decatur; one brother, Hugh Thompson of Decatur; 10 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Nicholas Thompson, Blake Williams, Nick Burns, Tommy Thompson, Billy Thompson and Charles Henderson.
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Shelton Funeral Home
2105 Beltline Rd Sw Decatur, AL 35601
Published in the Decatur Daily on Feb. 25, 2014