Mrs. Thompson entered into eternal rest at her residence on Monday, Nov. 26, 2012.
She was born in Rabun County and was the daughter of the late Sanford Lafayette and Dora Frances King Thompson. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Howard Willis Thompson; four brothers, Dover Thompson, Grover Thompson, Buford Thompson and Truett Thompson; and one sister, Grace Thompson Justus.
Arlene was a member of Persimmon Baptist Church and was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother. She was an avid gardener and loved flowers, reading and doing word search and crossword puzzles. She was also a really good cook.
Arlene is survived by four sons, Jimmy Thompson and wife Daisy of Clayton, Ray Thompson and wife Cheryl of Mt. Airy, Ronald Thompson and wife Bonnie of Clayton, and Sanford Thompson and wife Susan of Clayton; two daughters, Shirley Nichols and husband Grady of Clayton, Mary Williams and husband Bob of Clayton. She is also survived by 15 grandchildren, six stepgrandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren, 10 stepgreat-grandchildren and four great-great-stepgrandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Persimmon Baptist Church, 2032 Persimmon Road, Clayton, GA 30525, in memory of Arlene Thompson.
An online Memorial Register Book is available at beckfuneralhome.com.
Beck Funeral Home, Clayton, is in charge of the arrangements.
The Northeast Georgian
November 28, 2012