GRAHAM - Mr. Bernice Edward Thompson, 77, died at the Hospice Home on Wednesday, July 16, 2014, at 11:30 p.m.
A native of Alamance County, he was the husband of the late Peggy H. Thompson and the son of Mint A. Thompson and Edna Cottiner Thompson, both deceased. He retired after 40 years of service with Burlington Finishing.
Survivors include two daughters, Johanna Newton and husband Donald of Elon and Yvonne Proctor and husband Vernon of Burlington; two sons, Robert Thompson and wife Teresa of Burlington and Edward Glenn Thompson of Graham; seven grandchildren, Brittany Thompson of Graham, Jay Dixon Jr. of Graham, Sheila Dixon of Wilmington, Trisha Dawn Hatch of Milton, Buddy Willard of Eden, Julie Ann Tyner of Elon and Donald Lee Newton Jr. of Elon; five great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
He was preceded in death by four brothers, Harold Thompson, R. A. Thompson, Calvin Thompson and Herbert Thompson; and a sister, Pauline Thompson.
A graveside service will be conducted at Graham Memorial Park on Monday, July 21, 2014, at 11 a.m. by Mr. Joe Teague.
The family will receive friends at the Rich & Thompson Funeral Home and Crematory in Graham on Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m.
Condolences may be offered at www.richandthompson.com.