Mr. Norris Thompson of Dothan passed away Friday evening, Aug. 31, 2007, at his residence with his loving family by his side. He was 84. Funeral Services will be today in the Chapel of Kent-Thornton-Meadows Funeral Home of Dothan at 2 p.m. The visitation will be Sunday evening from 5 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Officiating will be Brother George Ellison and Tony Roberts. The interment will immediately follow the service at Crestlawn Cemetery. Mr. Thompson was born on Oct. 6, 1922, in Pansey. Mr. Thompson was a veteran of the U.S. Army. Norris lived for many years in Atlanta and later retired from Johnson Motor Company in 1987 as a diesel mechanic. He moved back to Dothan in 1989, and later met his current wife Maxine Thompson. He loved raising honey bees and fishing, and being with his family who was more important than any other thing. He is preceded in death by parents, Cecil Columbus Thompson and Loda Belle Best; brother, Cecil Thompson; son, Bobby Joe Thompson. He is survived by loving wife of 14 years, Maxine Thompson of Dothan; two sons, Freddy Wayne Thompson of Fairburn, Ga., Kenneth Kelley and wife (Mary) of Dothan; five daughters, Nancy Sharon Shaffer and husband (Charles) of Tampa, Fla., Janice Denton and husband (Danny) of Dothan, Barbara Hatfield and husband (Mike) of Niceville, Fla., Melba Price and husband (Arthur) of Newville, Sherri Gilley and husband (Mike) of Dothan; four sisters, Kate Dyess and husband Bruce of Hartford, Grace Silcox of Ashford, Ira Henning and husband Bill of Florida, Pat Carrol and husband Robert of Pansey; four brothers, Silas Thompson and wife Geri of Dothan Morris Thompson of Ashford, Paul Thompson of Spartanburg, S.C., Gerald Thompson and wife Mary of Georgia; grandchildren, Will Shaffer, Dr. Jessica Whittle, Joshua Barrett Shaffer, Laura Smith, Michael Thompson, and Wayne Thompson; seven great-grandchildren. Active pallbearers will be grandsons and grandson in laws. The family would like to give a special thanks to Southern Care Hospice. Kent-Thornton-Meadows Funeral Home in Dothan, (334) 793-1117, is in charge of arrangements.
Wallace Honors Spring 2013 Nursing Students
Wallace Community College recently conferred credentials upon spring 2013 graduates of the associate degree and practical nursing programs at the Dothan Civic Center. The graduates...
Sessions Remarks On Coalition Letter, Growing Opposition To Gang Of Eight's Proposal
U.S. Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL), a senior member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, issued a statement regarding today's letter from a broad coalition of national...
Alabama Ready to Assist Oklahoma as Needed in Tornado Recovery
Governor Robert Bentley on Tuesday said various state agencies in Alabama are in contact with their counterparts in Oklahoma to offer any assistance needed in the recovery from Monday's...
Video Extra: Health Minute - Benefits Of Eating Greek Yogurt
Let's talk yogurt.
Georgia Highway Officials Look To Cut Traffic Deaths Involving Bicyclists
Highway safety officials and cycling advocates are calling on Georgians to make 2013 a safer year for cyclists in Georgia.
Governor Bentley Issues Statement On Deadly Oklahoma Tornado
Governor Robert Bentley issued a statement following the deadly tornado that struck Oklahoma on Monday afternoon.
Video Extra: Yahoo Buys Tumblr
Yahoo's CEO Marissa Mayer has gone shopping...
Lawmakers Say 'No' To Gov. Bentley's School Tax Credit Amendment
The legislature turned back Governor Bentley's executive amendment to delay school tax credits.
Gun Bill Passes Alabama Legislature On Final Day
A controversial gun bill passed the Alabama legislature on the last day of the session.
One Vehicle Accident In Enterprise Leads To Arrest
On May 16, 2013, the Enterprise Police Department responded to a single vehicle accident at the intersection of Boll Weevil Circle and Lee Street.