Hannah Belle Thompson, 89, of Flatwoods, was taken home to be with her Lord Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018, surrounded by her family and friends.
She was born Sept. 30, 1928, in Flatwoods, a daughter of the late William Wirtland Gilley and Della Mae McKenzie Gilley.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by five brothers, Garold, Maurice, Ronald, Raymond and Bill Gilley; and three sisters, Gwendolyn Gilley, Marie Clark and Lillian Turley.
Hannah was a 1946 graduate of Russell High School. She was a loving wife and mother, opening her home to many children whom she helped care for. She was a lifelong member of Advance Memorial United Methodist Church, where she took care of the nursery for many years and in recent years, served as secretary in the Sunday school office.
She was an avid reader who enjoyed cooking, but the greatest joys in her life were spending time with family and especially her grandchildren.
She is survived by her loving husband of 61 years, Lawrence B. "Skip" Thompson; two sons, Lawrence Allan (Melisa) of Russell, William W. "Bill" Thompson (Leeronna) of Russell; and a daughter, Carol Ruth (Greg) Stevens of Bellefonte; her grandchildren, Dr. Ryan Bradley Thompson, Lt. USN of Pensacola, Fla., Alyssa Joyhannah Thompson of Russell, Austyn William Thompson of Russell and Brittany Kaylyn (Chase) Linville of Lexington; and one great-grandchild, Bailey Kaye Linville of Lexington; one sister, Ninette Amis of Flatwoods and a host of nieces, nephews, and friends who will mourn her passing.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018, Advance Memorial United Methodist Church in Flatwoods with Sean Shroll and Don Young officiating. Burial will be in Bellefonte Memorial Gardens.
Visitation will be after 11 a.m. Saturday at the church.
Carman Funeral Home in Flatwoods is caring for arrangements.
Condolences may be sent to carmanfuneral.com.
Published on January 25, 2018