The News Courier in Athens, Alabama


July 1, 2013

Connie Thompson

— The funeral for Connie Wales Sims Thompson, 54, of Prospect, Tenn., will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 3, at Elkmont United Methodist Church with Timothy McDowell officiating. Burial will be in Antioch Cemetery.

Visitation will be from noon to service time Wednesday in the church.

Mrs. Thompson died at home Saturday, June 29, 2013.

Born Dec. 20, 1958, in Ardmore, Ala., she was a homemaker and a member of Bethel Methodist Church in Bethel, Tenn. She was preceded in death by her father, Robert Wales.

She is survived by her husband, Wade Thompson of Prospect, Tenn.; her mother, Mildred Voncile Wales of Prospect, Tenn.; her father-in-law and mother-in-law, Billy and Mott Thompson of Lester; daughter, Amanda Sims Roberts and husband Kenny of Elkmont; son, Corey Shaun Sims and wife Melinda of Elkmont; brother, Jeffery Wales and wife Paula of Ardmore; sister, Rhonda Michael of Elkmont; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Randy and Pam Davis of Lester; grandchildren, Lane Roberts, Ty Roberts, Yancy Sims, Matthew Sims, Elizabeth Sims, Emily Sims and Maddy Barnes.

Pallbearers will be Randy Davis, Kenny Roberts, Yancy Sims, Matthew Sims, Aaron Fielding and Sean Fielding.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.

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