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Mars Hill Presbyterian Church
Sunday June 2nd, 2019
2:00pm - 4:00pm

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East Athens Baptist Church
Sunday June 2nd, 2019

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Graveside Service

East Athens Baptist Church
Monday June 3rd, 2019

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Helen Clara Thompson

Helen Clara Ball Thompson, age 83 of Athens passed away Thursday, May 30, 2019 at U.T. Medical Center.  A native and resident of McMinn County most of her life, she was a daughter of the late Clarence Thomas and Lydia Delema Fleming Ball and was preceded in death by 2 brothers, Raymond Ball and Richard Ball.  A member of East Athens Baptist Church, she loved sewing, writing, bowling and taking cross country trips with her husband in their RV, She was very devoted to her husband, children and grandchildren.

Survivors include:

  • Husband of 64 years, Carl E. Thompson, Sr.;
  • 1 son and daughter-in-law, Carl "Buddy" and Jeanie of Englewood;
  • 2 daughters and sons-in-law; Vicki and Larry Ritchey  of Maryville; Sandy and Mark Murdock of Niota;
  • 1 brother, Rex T. Ball of Sweetwater;
  • 7 grandchildren
  • 6 great-grandchildren
  • Several nieces and nephews

Funeral services will be 4:00 PM Sunday, June 2, 2019 at East Athens Baptist Church with Rev. Jason Robertson officiating.  Graveside services will be 10:00 AM, Monday, June 3, 2019 at Beulah Chapel Cemetery

The family will receive friends from 2-4 PM Sunday prior to the service at the church. 

Memorial Contributions may be made to St. Jude's Childrens Research Hospital, c/o Memorials Processing, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-9959.

Those unable to attend may send condolences to www.laycockhobbs.com/notices/Helen-Thompson. 

Laycock-Hobbs Funeral Home in Athens is in charge of the arrangement. 

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May God bless you all and provide comfort during this time. Helen was a sweet lady and I enjoyed great times growing up with all of you!

Debbi Jo Roberts Fox Jun 3 2019 12:00 AM

Remembering you and your family with special thoughts and prayers.

Harold Ammons Jun 3 2019 12:00 AM

An Azalea Plant was sent on June 2, 2019

In our prayers! The Parts Store!

Expression of Sympathy Jun 2 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Helen Thompson

Pat Jun 1 2019 12:00 AM

A Dear to my Heart was ordered on June 1, 2019

Expression of Sympathy Jun 1 2019 12:00 AM

A Continuum Wreath on Easel was ordered on June 1, 2019

Expression of Sympathy Jun 1 2019 12:00 AM

Carl - I'm thinking of you and the family. Praying God will give you comfort and peace during the days ahead. Helen was a sweet lady. It seems almost every time Dad and I would go to Dollywood we would see you and Helen there. Praying for you and the family.

Lonnita Hines Biggs Jun 1 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Helen Thompson

Johnny Garren Jun 1 2019 12:00 AM

My mother died when I was 22. Helen, my mother-in-law, loved me like a son until the end. She filled the role of mother in my life very well because she had a mother's heart. I will miss her until I see her again.

Mark May 31 2019 12:00 AM

An A Garden Path was ordered on May 31, 2019

Expression of Sympathy May 31 2019 12:00 AM

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