Dr. Brooks Thompson

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, September 11, 2001

Dr. Brooks Thompson, 82, of Troy died Sunday, Sept. 9, 2001 at his home.

Services will be at 2 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 13 at Dillard Funeral Home Chapel in Troy. Burial will be at Green Hills Memorial Park in Troy with Dillard Funeral Home of Troy directing.

Mr. Thompson was a veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S. Army Air Corps. He finished his BA, MA and PhD at the University of Alabama. He taught at Troy State University from 1954 until his retirement. He was an advisor to many student organizations, including Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity. Mr. Thompson was also faculty advisor for The Tropolitan for many years. He was an avid gardener, bridge player and fan of opera and classical music.

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Survivors include daughter, C. Michele Thompson of New Haven, Conn.; brother and sister-in-law, Lee and Marjorie Thompson of Marks, Miss.; nieces, Annette McDonald of Louisiana and Taffy Thompson Roper of Mobile; nephew, Lee Thompson Jr. of Marks.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Harriet Schooler Thompson.

Honorary pallbearers will be Duane Paxson, Bill Paxson, Thelton Harden, Ronald Harden, Neil Spier, Chip Haeflinger and brothers of Gamma Gamma Chapter of Pi Kappa Phi.

Visitation will be 1-2 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 13 at Dillard Funeral Home in Troy.

Lucy Grey Johnson Melton

Lucy Grey Johnson Melton, 86, of the Pronto Community died Monday, Sept. 10, 2001 at W.F. Green Veterans Home in Bay Minette.

Services will be at 2 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 11 at Dillard Funeral Home Chapel in Brundidge. There will be no graveside service.

Mrs. Melton was born Feb. 17, 1915 to William Washington Johnson and wife, Carrie Camilla Johnson. She married Major Lonnie Melton on May 3, 1938. Major Melton died on Feb. 18, 1941. Lucy remained a resident of Pike County all her life, except a period of two years when she served in the Women Army Corps at Camp Shelby, Miss. during World War II. She was involved in many types of farming and was always an independent woman. She lived in and near the family household and farm until the fall of 1995. Due to many health problems, she was admitted to the State Veterans Home in Bay Minette, where she remained until her death.

Survivors include sister and brother-in-law, Dorothy Brantley Jackson and Billy Jackson of the Pronto Community; four nieces, Jan Jackson of Posey, Celester Arnold, Mary Bruce Ogles and Jo Shehane; two nephews, Bill Jackson and Tom Borland.

The family requests omission of flowers. Memorial contributions may be made to a favorite charity.

Visitation will be 1:30 p.m. until 2 p.m., Tuesday at Dillard Funeral Home in Brundidge.