Harriet Schooler Thompson

Published 12:00 am Sunday, November 12, 2000

Harriet Schooler Thompson, 85, of Troy died Thursday, Nov. 9, 2000 at Baptist Medical Center.

Services were held at 3 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 11, 2000 at Dillard Funeral Home Chapel in Troy.

Honorary pallbearers were Duane Paxson, Bill Paxson, Neil Spiers, Dr. W.J. Maddox and Athol Griswold.

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Mrs. Thompson was a pioneer woman who grew up on a South Dakota ranch and attended a one-room schoolhouse near her family’s ranch. She later attended school in Reliance, S.D. and received a bachelor of arts degree from South Dakota State University.

During World War II, she taught radio code to Army Air Corpsmen, where she met Brooks Thompson whom she later married.

After Brooks completed his Ph.D. at the University of Alabama, the family, including daughter, Michele, moved to Troy. Brooks was a professor of history at Troy State University and Mrs. Brooks taught French and Spanish at Troy State University.

She was a devoted homemaker and wonderful cook with a great love for animals and her garden. She was an avid bird watcher and bird feeder. She was dedicated to civic causes and was a founding member of the Troy Public Library and was dedicated to the Civil Rights Movement.

Survivors include her husband, Brooks Thompson of Troy; daughter, Michele Thompson of New Haven, Conn.; brother and sister-in-law, James Clay and Leone Schooler of Pierre, S.D.; brother-in-law and wife, Lee and Marjorie Thompson of Marks, Miss.; several nieces and nephews.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Troy Public Library.

Johnny Lee Ray

Johnny Lee Ray, 73, of Ozark, died Thursday, November 9, 2000.

His funeral will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, November 14, 2000 at Mt. Oliver No. 2 Baptist Church with the Rev. Steven Tellis officiating.

Burial will follow in the church cemetery/ Bell’s Liptrot/Dawson Funeral Home is handling arrangements.