Crawford Herman Thompson

M, #11, d. 19 May 1997
FatherVernon "Vern" Thompson b. 19 Feb 1889, d. 16 Oct 1954
MotherVenna Elizabeth Stansell b. 10 Jun 1902, d. 28 Feb 1987
RelationshipGrandfather of Kellie Sue Thompson
ChartsGabbard Descendants
Conrad Frederick Keck Descendants
Samuel Thorton King Descendants
Manuel Reynolds Descendants
Jesse Stansell Descendants
Stout Descendants
Lewis Thompson Descendants
Alexander Waggonner Descendants
     Crawford Herman Thompson was the son of Vernon "Vern" Thompson and Venna Elizabeth Stansell. Crawford Herman Thompson married Gwendolyn Stout, daughter of Claude James Stout and Elsie Louise Reynolds, on 26 July 1947 at Madison, Arkansas.
Groom: Crawford H Thompson
Groom's Age: 21
Groom's Estimated Birth Year: 1926
Groom's Residence: Kingston, Madison, Arkansas
Bride: Gwendolyn Stout
Bride's Name: 21
Bride's Estimated Birth Year: 1926
Bride's Residence: Kingston, Madison, Arkansas
Marriage Date: 26 Jul 1947
Marriage License Date: 26 Jul 1947
Marriage Place: , Madison, Arkansas, United States
Film number: 2020627
Digital Folder Number: 4331495
Image number: 00717
Page number: 630
Source: Arkansas County Marriage Records, 1837-1957
Collection: Arkansas County Marriages, 1837-1957
Crawford Herman Thompson married Gwendolyn Stout, daughter of Claude James Stout and Elsie Louise Reynolds, on 26 July 1947 at Madison, Arkansas.
Crawford Herman Thompson died on 19 May 1997 at Northwest Medical Center, Springdale, Washington, Arkansas;
I remember the time of his death as follows: Grandpa was very ill for many months before he died. A few weeks before his death he was diagnosed with lung cancer. The Saturday before he died on Monday, he had went to a local park and attended a Thompson family reunion. He had the chance to see some of his family that he hadn't seen in Months or Years!


The afternoon that he died he went to his bedroom to take a nap while grandma went to the kitchen to fix them something to eat. She heard a loud noise and thought he had fallen. She went to see if he was hurt and found him lying on the floor and not breathing. She called for the ambulance and he was taken to the hospital. He was pronounced dead upon his arrival at the Northwest Health Center. He was buried on 22 May 1997 at Friendship Cemetery, Springdale, Washington, Arkansas.
. Crawford H. Thompson Crawford H. Thompson, 70, of Springdale died May 19, 1997, at Springdale. He was born April 29, 1927, at Truth, Ark., the son of, Vernon and Venna Stansel Thompson. He was a' retired . machinist a U.S. Navy veteran and a Baptist . . : Survivors include his widow, Gwendolyn Stout Thompson of the home, to whom he was married July 26, 1947; four sons, James -Thompson -Thompson of Fayetteville, Danny Thompson of Cassville, Mo., Jimmy Roy Thompson of Springdale and Jerry Stout of Oark; one brother, Johnny Thompson of Springdale; four sisters, Ruth' Griggs of Rogers, Dixie Elsie of Huntsville, Rosie Dolph of Tufsa, Okla., and Estelle Stamps of Cave Springs; 13 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. great-grandchildren. great-grandchildren. Services will be held at 10 ajri. Thursday, May. 22 vat . the. Sisco Funeral Chapel of Springdale with the Rev. Cecil Garrison officiating. Burial will be in the Friendship Cemeterv.
Clipped from The Madison County Record, 22 May 1997, Thu, Page 17

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     Crawford Herman Thompson appeared on the 1930 Federal Census Madison County, Arkansas in the household of his parents, Vernon "Vern" Thompson and Venna Elizabeth Stansell.
1930 United States Federal Census
about Vern Thompson Name: Vern Thompson
Home in 1930: War Eagle, Madison, Arkansas
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Age: 41
Estimated birth year: abt 1889
Birthplace: Texas
Relation to Head of House: Head
Spouse's name: Venna Thompson
Race: White
Occupation:

Education:

Military service:

Rent/home value:

Age at first marriage:

Parents' birthplace: View image
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members: Name Age
Vern Thompson 41
Venna Thompson 26
Archie L Thompson 15
Esther O Thompson 13
Golda E Thompson 8
Claud W Thompson 6
Ruth P Thompson 4 6/12
Crawford H Thompson 2 11/12
Davie L Thompson 1 2/12


Source Citation: Year: 1930; Census Place: War Eagle, Madison, Arkansas; Roll 82; Page: 8A; Enumeration District: 28; Image: 533.0.

Source Information:

Ancestry.com. 1930 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2002.
Original data: United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Fifteenth Census of the United States, 1930. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1930. T626, 2,667 rolls.



Grandma and Grandpa Thompson about the 1940s


Crawford Herman Thompson appeared on the 1940 Federal Census Carroll, Arkansas in the household of his parents, Vernon "Vern" Thompson and Venna Elizabeth Thompson.
1940 United States Federal Census about Vernon Thompson
Name:     Vernon Thompson
Respondent:     Yes
Age:     51
Estimated Birth Year:     abt 1889
Gender:     Male
Race:     White
Birthplace:     Texas
Marital Status:     Married
Relation to Head of House:     Head
Home in 1940:     Dry Fork, Carroll, Arkansas
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Farm:     Yes
Inferred Residence in 1935:     Dry Fork, Carroll, Arkansas
Residence in 1935:     Same Place
Sheet Number:     2A
Number of Household in Order of Visitation:     30
Neighbors:     View others on page
Household Members:     
Name     Age
Vernon Thompson     51
Venna Thomson     36
Galda Thomson     17
Claud Thomson     16
Crawford Thomson     12
Dixie Thompson     11
Vernon Thompson     9
Floyd Thompson     7
Rosie Thompson     5
Charles Thompson     2
Source Citation: Year: 1940; Census Place: Dry Fork, Carroll, Arkansas; Roll: T627_121; Page: 2A; Enumeration District: 8-10.
Source Information:
Ancestry.com. 1940 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012.
Original data: United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1940. T627, 4,643 rolls.
1940 United States Federal Census about Vernon Thompson
Name:     Vernon Thompson
Respondent:     Yes
Age:     51
Estimated Birth Year:     abt 1889
Gender:     Male
Race:     White
Birthplace:     Texas
Marital Status:     Married
Relation to Head of House:     Head
Home in 1940:     Dry Fork, Carroll, Arkansas
View Map
Farm:     Yes
Inferred Residence in 1935:     Dry Fork, Carroll, Arkansas
Residence in 1935:     Same Place
Sheet Number:     2A
Number of Household in Order of Visitation:     30
Neighbors:     View others on page
Household Members:     
Name     Age
Vernon Thompson     51
Venna Thomson     36
Galda Thomson     17
Claud Thomson     16
Crawford Thomson     12
Dixie Thompson     11
Vernon Thompson     9
Floyd Thompson     7
Rosie Thompson     5
Charles Thompson     2
Source Citation: Year: 1940; Census Place: Dry Fork, Carroll, Arkansas; Roll: T627_121; Page: 2A; Enumeration District: 8-10.
Source Information:
Ancestry.com. 1940 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012.
Original data: United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1940. T627, 4,643 rolls.
WWII: Crawford Herman Thompson served in the US Navy during World War II in 1943 as an S2.
Grandpa's Navy Photo
Grandma and Grandpa Thompson about the late 1940s to early 1950s.
JB Stout died in July 1952 and Grandma and Grandpa Thompson came from their home in Snyder, Texas to be with the family.
Crawford Thompson and family retumed to their -home -home in Snyder, Texas, after spending a week visiting relatives and friends at Huntsville and Springdale. Mr. and Mrs. Thompson were called here due to the death of Mrs. Thompsons . grandfather, J. B. Stout.


This photo is of the Vern Thompson Family. I don't know who many of the people are except that they are probably relatives.
Back Row: Crawford CH Thompson, Vern Thompson, Venna Stansell Thompson, Gwendolyn Stout Thompson
The little boy in front in the white shorts with his hand near his face is James Daniel Thompson

The rest are unknown to me at this time except that I am pretty sure that they are relatives of Vern Thompson

Since Dad was born in 1948 and he appears to be 3-4 years old, the photo must have been taken about 1951-1952
His father Vernon "Vern" Thompson died on 16 October 1954 at Springdale, Washington, Arkansas.
Crawford Herman Thompson of Springdale, Washington County, Arkansas was listed in Vernon "Vern" Thompson's obituary on 17 October 1954 as a surviving son.
Vernon Thompson Dies October 16; Rites at Kingston

Vernon Thompson, 65, died Saturday morning. October 16 at 1:30 a.m. at his home in Springdale after a long illness.

He was born February 19, 1889 at Perrie Lee, Texas but had been a resident of Arkansas for 62 years. Mr. Thompson was converted some time ago and had lived a devoted Christian life since.

He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Venna Thompson, six sons and six daughters, Archie Thompson, Greenfield, Calif., Crawford Thompson, Springdale, Vernon Thompson Jr., Tulsa, Okla., Claude Thompson, Huntsville, John Carl and Charlie of the home; Mrs. Lenora Butler, Springdale, Mrs. Ruth Griggs, Kingston, Mrs. Estelle Cook, Springdale, Mrs. Goldie Nobles and Mrs. Rosie Dolph of Tulsa, Okla. and Mrs. Dixie Calico, Huntsville; three brothers, Fields Thompson, Shreveport, La. and George Thompson, Greenville, Texas; one sister, Lizzie Stroud of Huntsville, and 22 grandchildren.

Graveside services conducted by Rev. Noel Easterling were held Sunday at 2 p.m. at Kingston. Burial was in the Kingston cemetery under the direction of the Brashears Funeral Home.

Pallbearers were D.L. Thompson, Melton Thompson, Olen Thompson, Melvin Stroud, Bea Stroud and Earnest Combs.





My grandparents and my great-grandmother.
Gwen Stout Thompson CH Thompson Venna Stansell Thompson
My Grandparents and My Great-Grandmother Thompson






Dad Grandma Grandpa Jim and Danny
Dad Jerry Grandma Grandpa Jim and Danny
Crawford Herman Thompson and Gwendolyn Stout lived between 1970 and 1997 at 205/316 Old Wire Road, Springdale, Washington, Arkansas; Grandma and Grandpa Thompson lived on Old Wire Road in Springdale from about 1970 until he died in 1997 and she continued to live there until her death in 2006. They lived in the same house the entire time but their address changed in the late 1980s or early 1990s when Springdale got their 911 system and the houses were renumbered.

For many years, my uncle Jim lived with them.
Source Information:

Ancestry.com. U.S. Public Records Index, Volume 1 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010.
Original data: Voter Registration Lists, Public Record Filings, Historical Residential Records, and Other Household Database Listings

Description:
The U.S. Public Records Index is a compilation of various public records spanning all 50 states in the United States from 1950 to 1993. Entries in this index may contain the following information: name, street or mailing address, telephone number, birth date or birth year.
Crawford Herman Thompson and Gwendolyn Stout lived between 1970 and 2006 at 205/316 Old Wire Road, Springdale, Washington, Arkansas; Crawford Herman "CH" Thompson and Gwendolyn Stout lived between 1970 and 1997 at 205/316 Old Wire Road, Springdale, Washington, Arkansas; Grandma and Grandpa Thompson lived on Old Wire Road in Springdale from about 1970 until he died in 1997 and she continued to live there until her death in 2006. They lived in the same house the entire time but their address changed in the late 1980s or early 1990s when Springdale got their 911 system and the houses were renumbered.

For many years, my uncle Jim lived with them.



Grandpa Thompson


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Me, Tammy, Grandpa and Danny. Danny was being silly to make Grandpa laugh. About 1972
James Kellie Tammy CH Danny Jim Family Photo about 1972
Grandpa Tiger Tammy and Me


4 Generations: Venna CH Jim and Michelle.
4 Generations: Venna CH and Jim holding Michelle


Christmas Photos at grandma and grandpa's always seem to be in front of their bedroom door or in front of the wall with the air conditioner! This photo is in front of the air conditioner wall all decorated for Christmas!
Grandma and Grandpa Thompson Christmas Photo in the 1970s
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Grandma and Grandpa Thompson visited Kingston Cemetery frequently. Grandpa's Father (and later his mother beside his father) were buried there along with many other relatives from both of their families.
Tiger was Grandpa and Grandma Thompson's dog for as long as I can remember until the late 1980s when he died.

He was a pretty little dog that I remember fondly. He would come and sit on my lap and I would pet him when we visited my grandparents.
Tiger
Tiger on the porch with Grandma Thompson's shadow on the wall
Tiger
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Tiger
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Grandma is holding a baby but I don't know which one of her grandchildren she is holding
Tiger was Grandpa and Grandma Thompson's dog for as long as I can remember until the late 1980s when he died.

He was a pretty little dog that I remember fondly. He would come and sit on my lap and I would pet him when we visited my grandparents.
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Crawford Herman Thompson was retired circa 1980 at RTW, Bentonville, Benton, Arkansas; Grandpa Thompson retired from RTW in the late 1990s when he became too ill to work anymore.

The company gave him a retirement party. He had a cake and they gave him a hat on which the employees had attached money to wish him luck in his retirement.

He had enjoyed the men that he worked with and often talked about the funny stories that each of them would tell while they were working. I think that he missed the company of these men when he retired.

We also had a family party for him with a cake as well.
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Crawford Herman "CH" Thompson approximately 1990 - in his chair by the window after his retirement party showing off the money hat and plaque he received at the company retirement party.

Crawford Herman Thompson of Springdale, Washington, Arkansas was listed in Vernon "Pete" Thompson Jr.'s obituary in February 1980 as a surviving brother.
Vernon J. "Pete" Thompson, 49, of Howe, Oklahoma, died February 25 in Sparks Memorial Hospital in Fort Smith. Born February 2, 1931, at Truth (Madison County), he was the son of Vernon and Vena Stansell Thompson. He was a member of Victory Baptist Church in Howe, was a veteran of Korea and was an employee of Arkansas Best Freight Co., in Fort Smith.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Linda Sue Sisk Thompson of the home; two sons, Randall Thompson of Howe, Oklahoma, and James Thompson of the home; three daughters, Mrs. Brenda Ally of Chouteau, Oklahoma, Mrs. Trena Sommers of Poteau, Oklahoma, and Mrs. Reela Calihan of Heavener, Oklahoma; his mother of Springdale; five brothers, Archie Thompson of Greenfield, California, Claude Thompson of Kingston, Crawford Thompson, John Thompson and Charles Thompson of Springdale; six sisters, Mrs. Estelle Freeman of Lowell, Mrs. Goldie Nobles of Howe, Oklahoma, Mrs. Ruth Griggs and Mrs. Dixie Elsey of Huntsville, Mrs. Floye Butler of Springdale and Mrs. Rose Wright of Tulsa, Oklahoma; and two grandchildren.

Services were at 2 p.m. Wednesday, February 27, in Downum Funeral Home, Heavener, Oklahoma. Burial was in Howe, Oklahoma Cemetery.

Page U121 of the Clipping Books at the Madison County Genealogical Society Library.
V. J. "Pete" Thompson Vernon J . "Pete" Thompson, 49, of Howe, Oklahoma, died February 25 in Sparks Memorial Memorial Hospital in Fort Smith. Born February 2, 1931, at Truth (Madison County), he was the son of Vernon and Vena Stansell Thompson. He was a member of Victory Baptist Church in Howe, was a veteran of Korea and was an employee of Arkansas Best Freight Co., in Fort Smith. , Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Linda Sue Sisk Thompson Thompson of the home; two sons, Randall Thompson of Howe, Oklahoma, and James Thompson Thompson of the home; three daughters, daughters, Mrs. Brenda Ally of Chouteau, Oklahoma, Mrs. Trena Sommers of Poteau, Oklahoma, and Mrs. Reela t Calihan of Heavener, Oklahoma; Oklahoma; his mother, of Spring-dale; Spring-dale; Spring-dale; five brothers, Archie Thompson of Greenfield, California, California, Claude Thompson of Kingston, Crawford Thompson, Thompson, John . Thompson and Charles Thompson of Spring-dale; Spring-dale; Spring-dale; six sisters, Mrs. Estelle Freeman of Lowell, Mrs. Goldie Nobles of Howe, Oklahoma, Oklahoma, Mrs. Ruth Griggs and Mrs. Dixie Elsey of Huntsville, Huntsville, Mrs. Floye Butler of Springdale and Mrs. Rose Wright of Tulsa, Oklahoma; and two grandchildren." Services were at 2 p.m. Wednesday, February 27, in Downum Funeral Home, Heavener, Oklahoma. Burial was in Howe, Oklahoma Cemetery. Cemetery.

Crawford Herman Thompson of Springdale, Washington, Arkansas was listed in Archie Thompson's obituary in March 1981 as a surviving brother.
Archie L. Thompson

Archie Lee Thompson, 66, of Greenfield, Calif., died Feb. 25 at Greenfield.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Ruby Bradshaw Thompson of the home; seven children: four brothers, John Thompson, Crawford Thompson, Charlie Thompson of Springdale, Claude Thompson of Kingston; six sisters, Mrs. Estelle Truman of Lowell, Mrs. Golda Nobles of Howe, Okla., Mrs. Dixie Elsey and Mrs. Ruth Griggs of Huntsville, Mrs. Floy Butler of Springdale and Mrs. Rosie Daulph of Tulsa, Okla.; his stepmother, Mrs. Verna Thompson of Springdale; and 19 grandchildren.

Services were Tuesday, March 3, in Nelson Funeral Home in Green Forest. Burial was in Rule Cemetery.

Page U128 of the Clipping Books at the Madison County Genealogical Society Library.





Grandpa and Grandma in Memphis, Tennessee with Danny's Family.
Grandma and Grandpa in Memphis Motel Room.
They had traveled to Memphis with Danny and his family on one of their trips to take Bill to St. Jude's Hospital for a treatment/test related to his cancer. They did some sightseeing in Memphis after the testing.

Crawford Herman Thompson of Springdale, Washington, Arkansas was listed in Claud William Thompson's obituary on 7 May 1984 as a surviving brother.
Rev. Claud William Thompson

The Rev. Claud William Thompson, 60, of Route 2, Huntsville, died May 3, 1984 at the Huntsville Memorial Hospital. He was born Jan. 24, 1924 at Truth, the son of Vernon and Uenna Stansell Thompson. He was an ordained minister of the Old Union Association of United Baptists and was a member of the New Home United Baptist Church at Lower Campground.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Juanita Parker Thompson of the home; three sons, Johnny Lee Thompson and David Thompson, both of the home and Gary Thompson of Berryville; one daughter, Mrs. Judy Houston of Berryville; his mother, Mrs. Uenna Thompson of Springdale; three brothers, John Thompson, Charles Thompson, and Crawford Thompson, all of Springdale; six sisters, Mrs. Goldie Nobles of Howe, Okla., Mrs. Rosie Wright of Tulsa, Okla., Mrs. Ruth Griggs and Mrs. Dixie Elzey, both of Huntsville, Mrs. Flawie Butler and Mrs. Estelle Stamps, both of Springdale; one grandson, Lyndell Thompson of Berryville and one granddaughter, Miss LaTasha Thompson of Berryville.

Funeral services were held Monday, May 7, at the Kingston Community Church with the Rev. Alvin Reynolds officiating. Burial was in the Kingston Cemetery under the direction of Brashears Funeral Home.

Pallbearers were J.B. Yarbrough, Eugene Bohannan, Donald Smith, Dale Houston, Dennis Davis, and Bud Cline.

Page U115 of the Clipping Books at the Madison County Genealogical Society Library.

Rev. Claud William Thompson The Rev. Claud William Thompson, 60, of Route 2, Huntsville, died May 3, 1984 at the Huntsville Memorial Hospital. Hospital. He was born Jan. 24, 1924 at Truth, the son of Vernon and Uenna Stansell Thompson. He . was an ordained minister of the Old Union Associa- Associa- tion of United Baptists, and was a member of the New Home United Baptist Baptist Church at Lower Campground. Survivors include - his wife, Mrs. Juanita Parker Thompson of the home; three sons, Johnny Lee Thompson and David Thompson, both of the home and Gary Thompson Thompson 'of BerryviUe; one daughter, Mrs. Judy Hduston of Benyville; his mother, Mrs. Uenna Thompson of Springdale; three . brothers, John Thompson, Charles Thompson, Thompson, and Crawford Thompson, all of Spring-dale; Spring-dale; Spring-dale; six sisters, Mrs. Goldie Nobles of Howe, Okla., Mrs. Rosie Wright if Tulsa, Okla., Mrs. Ruth Griggs and Mrs. Dixie Elzey, both of Huntsville, Mrs. Flawie -Cutler -Cutler and Mrs. EstcIIe Stamps, both of Spring-dale; Spring-dale; Spring-dale; one grandson, Lyndell Lyndell Thompson of Derry-ville Derry-ville Derry-ville and one granddau-h-ter, granddau-h-ter, granddau-h-ter, granddau-h-ter, granddau-h-ter, Miss LaTashaThorrp-son LaTashaThorrp-son LaTashaThorrp-son of IksTyvil'e. , " Funeral services v- v- ere held Monday, May 7, tt the Kingston Cor.mur.jy Church ith the Rev.

Crawford Herman Thompson of Springdale, Washington, Arkansas was listed in Charles Winford "Charlie" Thompson's obituary in December 1986 as a surviving brother.
Charles Thompson

Charles W. Thompson, 49, of Springdale died Dec. 6, 1986 at Springdale. He was born May 16, 1937, in Truth, the son of Vernon Sr. and Venna Stansell Thompson. He was a Baptist and a supervisor for Tyson Foods Inc. hatchery on Randall Road.

Survivors include his widow, Patricia Jaro Thompson of the home; two sons, Jeffrey Thompson and Steven Thompson of Springdale; one daughter, Patty Hatfield of Rogers; his mother, Venna Thompson of Huntsville; two brothers, Crawford Thompson and John Thompson of Springdale; six sisters, Estelle Stamps of Lowell, Goldie Nobles of Howe, Okla., Ruth Griggs and Dixie Elzey of Huntsville, Floye Butler of Springdale and Rosie Dolph of Tulsa; and two grandchildren, Jaime Jo Hatfield and Jennifer Sonja Hatfield of Rogers.

Services were Wednesday, Dec. 10 at Sisco Chapel of Springdale with burial in Friendship Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to NARTI or the Hospice Foundation.

Page U105 of Clippings Books at Madison County Genealogical Society Library
Charles W. Thompson, 49, of Springdale died Dec. 6, 1986 at Springdale. He was born May 16, 1937, in Truth, the son of Vernon Sr. and Venna Stansell Thompson. Thompson. He was a Baptist and a supervisor for Tyson Foods Inc. hatchery on Randall Road. Survivors include his widow, Patricia Jaro Thompson of the home; two sons, Jeffrey Thompson Thompson and Steven Thompson of Springdale; one daughter, Patty
Hatfield of Rogers; his mother,' Venna Thompson of Huntsville; two brothers, Crawford Thompson Thompson and" John Thompson of Springdale; six sisters, Estelle Stamps of Lowell, Gpldie Nobles of Howe, Okla., Ruth Griggs and Dixie Elzey of Huntsville, Floye Butler of Springdale and Rosie Dolph of Tulsa; and two grandchildren, Jamie Jo Hatfield and Jennifer Sonja Hatfield of Rogers. Services were Wednesday, Dec. 10 at Sisco Chapel of Springdale with burial in Friendship Cemetery. Cemetery. Memorials may be made to NARTI or the Hospice Foundation. Foundation.
His mother Venna Elizabeth Stansell died on 28 February 1987 at Meadowview Lodge, Huntsville, Madison, Arkansas.
Crawford Herman Thompson of Springdale, Washington, Arkansas was listed in Venna Elizabeth Stansell's obituary in March 1987 as a surviving son.
Vernon Thompson

Mrs. Venna Thompson, 84, of Springdale, died Feb. 28, 1987, at Meadowview Lodge in Huntsville. She was born June 10, 1902, at Whorton Creek, Ark.; the daughter of Oliver and Susan King Stansell. She was a member of the Glad Tidings Assembly of God Church and the widow of Vernon Thompson, who preceded her in death on Oct. 16, 1954.

Survivors include two sons, Crawford Thompson and John Thompson, both of Springdale; six daughters, Mrs. Estelle Stamps and Mrs. Floye Butler, both of Springdale, Mrs. Goldie Nobles of Howe, Okla., Mrs. Ruth Griggs and Mrs. Dixie Elzey, both of Huntsville, and Mrs. Rose Dolph of Tulsa, Okla.; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were Monday, March 2, in the chapel of Brashears Funeral Home with the Rev. Cecil Garrison officiating. Interment was in the Kingston Cemetery under the direction of Brashears Funeral Home. Pallbearers were grandsons.

Page U115 of the Clipping Books of the Madison County Genealogical Society Library.
Venna Thompson Mrs. Venna Thompson 84, of Springdale, died Feb. 28, 1987, at Meadowview ' Lodge in Huntsville. Huntsville. She was born June 10, 1902, at .Whorton .Creek, Ark., the. daughter, of Oliver and Susan King Stanseirshe was a member of the Glad TidingsAsscmbly of God Church and thewidow of Vernon Thompson, who preceded preceded her In death on Oct." 16, 1954. ' ':. ' Survivors ' include two sons, Crawford Thompson and John Thompson, both of Springdale; six daughters, - Mrs. Estelle Stamps and Mrs. Floye Butler, both of Springdale, Mrs. Goldie Nobles of Howe, Okla., Mrs. Ruth Griggs and Mrs. v Dixie Elzey, both of Huntsville, and Mrs. Rose Dolph of Tulsa, Okla.; several grandchildren, greatgrandchildren greatgrandchildren aiyj great-great-; great-great-; great-great-; great-great-; great-great-; grandchildreiT" J,-: J,-: J,-: Funeral services were Monday, March 2, in the chapel of Brashears Funeral Home with the Rev. Cecil Garrison officiating. Interment was in the Kingston Cemetery under the direction of Brashears Funeral Home. Pallbearers Pallbearers were grandsons. '



Grandma and Grandpa at family holiday dinner


In the 1980s, Grandpa and Grandma wanted the family to go to the cemeteries with them on Memorial Day weekend so that all of us could see where the family was buried.

We loaded up in our cars and hit the road. We went to Friendship Cemetery in Springdale, Washington, Arkansas and to several cemeteries in Madison county, Arkansas.

Along the way, we stopped a few times. We had a picnic lunch at one of the roadside picnic areas along the roadside. This photo was snapped during one of those stops.
Grandpa Thompson on the trip to the cemeteries in the 1980s
A friend of my grandparents, CH and Gwen Thompson, created this list of Thompson relatives buried in Kingston Cemetery.
CH Folks at Kingston
Crawford Herman Thompson was retired circa 1995 at RTW, Bentonville, Benton, Arkansas.

Grandpa Thompson retired from RTW in the late 1990s when he became too ill to work anymore.

The company gave him a retirement party. He had a cake and they gave him a hat on which the employees had attached money to wish him luck in his retirement.

He had enjoyed the men that he worked with and often talked about the funny stories that each of them would tell while they were working. I think that he missed the company of these men when he retired.
Grandma and Grandpa at his retirement party
CH Thompson after retirement party
Grandpa Thompson at his retirement party with some of the men he worked with
Gwen Stout Thompson at Grandpa's Retirement Party from RTW
Photograph by Kellie S. Thompson
Grandma and Grandpa holding his retirement cake
Grandpa at his retirement party
Gwendolyn Stout Thompson
Photograph by Kellie S. Thompson

Crawford Herman Thompson of Springdale, Washington, Arkansas was listed on Lenora Floye Butler's funeral card and/or obituary on 21 April 1997 as a surviving brother.
Floye Lenora Butler, 64, of .Springdale died April 19, 1997, at 'her home. She was born Feb. 12, 11933. at Truth, Ark., the daughter 'of Vernon and Venna Stan sell iThompson. She was retired from MDanaher Tool Group and was a 'Baptist .. ' .;: Sumvon i include itnree oaucn- oaucn- !m Barbara Stout of Rogers, Lria "Kesner of Siloam Springs, and I Jbelbie Butler of Dallas, Tex.; two ! brothers, Crawford Thompson of Springdale and John Thompson of Lowell; four sisters. Rose Dolph of Tulsa, Okla.. Dixie Elzey of t HunuviJle. Ruth Grifiss of Rogers, ; and Estelle Stamps of Lowell; five grandchildren; and one great-grand-j great-grand-j great-grand-j great-grand-j great-grand-j child. J ' ; '. Graves kk services were held at J 30 a.m. Monday, April 21. at ; Friendship Cemetery. : la lieu of flowers, the family ' requests memorials be made to the Susan G. Ccleman Foundation, j Crtast C&TvCCT Research, 5005 LBJ ; freeway. Dar.a.TX 75244.
Clipped from The Madison County Record, 24 Apr 1997, Thu, Page 16
His Social Security Number was 429-12-3888.
CH Social Security No. Handwritten Note - I believe this is Grandma Thompson's Handwriting
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This is a photo of the tombstone for Crawford Herman Thompson.
CH Thompson Military Tombstone
Photograph by Kellie S. Thompson
U.S. Veterans Gravesites, ca.1775-2006
about Crawford Herman Thompson Name: Crawford Herman Thompson
Service Info.: S2 US NAVY WORLD WAR II
Cemetery: Friendship Cemetery
Cemetery Address: Springdale, AR 72764

Source Information:
National Cemetery Administration. U.S. Veterans Gravesites, ca.1775-2006 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2006.
Original data: National Cemetery Administration. Nationwide Gravesite Locator


This is a photo of the tombstone for Crawford Herman Thompson and Gwendolyn Stout .
Grandma and Grandpa Thompson's Tombstone
Photograph by Kellie S. Thompson
In the 1980s, Grandpa and Grandma wanted the family to go to the cemeteries with them on Memorial Day weekend so that all of us could see where the family was buried.

We loaded up in our cars and hit the road. We went to Friendship Cemetery in Springdale, Washington, Arkansas and to several cemeteries in Madison county, Arkansas.

Along the way, we stopped a few times. We had a picnic lunch at one of the roadside picnic areas along the roadside. This photo was snapped during one of those stops.
Grandma and Grandpa Thompson accompanied Danny and Diane had traveled to Memphis with Danny and his family on one of their trips to take Bill to St. Jude's Hospital for a treatment/test related to his cancer. They did some sightseeing in Memphis after the testing.

Crawford Herman Thompson died before Gwendolyn Stout but was mentioned in Gwendolyn Stout's obituary as a deceased husband.
Springdale

Gwendolyn Thompson, 80, of Springdale died Thursday, Oct. 26, 2006, at Circle of Life Hospice in Springdale. She was born Nov. 2, 1925, in Venus to Claude J. and Elsie Reynolds Stout. She was a member of Eastside Missionary Baptist Church in Fayetteville and a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband, C. H. Thompson. She is survived by four sons, Jerry Stout of Ozark, James Thompson of Fayetteville, Jimmy Thompson of Springdale and Danny Thompson of Clifty; a brother, James Stout of Springdale; 13 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren. Visitation will be from 2 to 6 p. m. today at Sisco Funeral Chapel in Springdale. Funeral services will at 2 p. m. Monday at the funeral home with James Goff officiating. Burial will be in Friendship Cemetery. Pallbearers are Shane Stout, Michael Thompson, Curtis Thompson, Billy Joe Thompson, Ferrell White, Danny Marvel, Kevin Carroll, Shane Buck, Roy Kirkland, Lindsey Eicher, Kent Epley and Dallas Hadley. Memorials may be made to Circle of Life Hospice, 901 Jones Road, Springdale AR 72762.

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Ancestry.com. United States Obituary Collection [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2006.
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Gwendolyn Thompson

Gwendolyn Thompson 80, of Springdale died Oct. 26, 2006, at Circle of Life Hospice in Springdale. She was born Nov. 2, 1925 at Venus, Ark., the daughter of Claude J. and Elsie Reynolds Stout. She was a member of the Eastside Missionary Baptist Church in Fayetteville and a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband C. H. Thompson in 1997.

She is survived by four sons, Jerry Stout and wife Judy of Ozark, James Thompson and wife Carolyn of Fayetteville, Jimmy Thompson and wife Margaret of Springdale, and Danny Thompson and wife Diana of Clifty; one brother, James Stout of Springdale; 13 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held on Oct. 30 at Sisco Funeral Chapel of Springdale, with James Goff officiating. Burial was in the Friendship Cemetery. Pallbearers were Shane Stout, Michael Thompson, Curtis Thompson, Billy Joe Thompson, Ferrell White, Danny Marvel, Kevin Carroll, Shane Buck, Roy Kirkland, Lindsey Eicher, Kent Epley, and Dallas Hadley. Memorials may be made to Circle of Life Hospice, 901 Jones Rd., Springdale, AR 72762.

Grandpa CH Thompson
Crawford Herman “CH” Thompson
Crawford Herman “CH” Thompson was born on 29 Apr 1927 in Truth, Arkansas as the seventh child of Vern Thompson and Venna Elizabeth Stansell. He had ten siblings, namely: Floye Lenora, Dixie Lou, Ruth Bea, Geneva Rose, Charles Winford, William Claude, Vernon, Goldie Flora, Estelle Pearl, and Archie L. He died on 19 May 1997 in Springdale, Washington, Arkansas. When he was 20, He married Gwendolyn Stout,daughter of Claude James Stout and Elsie Louise Reynolds, on 26 Jul 1947.

Crawford Herman “CH” Thompson lived in War Eagle, Madison, Arkansas in 1930. He was buried in May 1997 in Springdale, Washington, Arkansas, USA (Friendship Cemetery).

He was a veteran of World War II having served in the Navy aboard the USS Lackawanna.

He spent most of his working life at RTW as a machinist. The company was first known as TRW but later became RTW in the 1970s or early 1980s. The plant where he worked was in Bentonville and he lived in Springdale about 30 miles away. He would get up every morning about 5:30am and get dressed, have a cup or two of coffee, fix his lunch, eat a little something for breakfast and then drive to work. He would get home every evening about 5:30 or 6 and then he and grandma would have dinner (She was a homemaker). He would sit in his chair behind his desk and look out his big “picture” window in the front room and watch his favorite TV shows and talk with grandma. He would go to bed about 8:30 or 9 pm and then get up the next morning and start his routine all over again.



He retired in the mid 1980s when his health became too bad for him to continue working. I think he missed the companionship of his friends at work.

He was not a man who spent much time talking about the past but when he did he would always tell the funny stories. He liked to have a good time and never got too old to spend time playing with his grandkids. He got to meet even a few of his great-grandchildren before his death.

Easter was a big holiday for him when we were kids. He liked for all of the grandchildren to come over and hunt eggs at their house. He would color up several dozen eggs and have some candy for us too!

He liked for us to all come again at the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays and he would fix the holiday favorites. I can still taste those rocky road brownies he used to make!

His hobbies were hunting and fishing. He spent many a summer afternoon on Elmdale lake in his little V-Bottom Boat trying to catch the “big” ones. Even if there weren’t any fish to bring home, there would always be a funny story about the ones that got away! Fall and Winter during deer season he would take his green metal camping trailer down to the area around Clarksville and park it in his favorite hunting spot. He would drag out his old ORANGE coat and off to the deer woods he would go! For as long as I can remember, he had a mounted deer head hanging over the shelf where the TV sat.

He also did a lot of woodworking in his later years. He built several shelves and cabinets for thier home. He also added a large front porch where they would sit on warm summer evenings and watch the world go by their home. He spent many, many hours watching the comings and goings of the Y grocery store just off of Old Wire Road. A few years before he died, he enclosed most of their carport and added another room onto their home. He widened their kitchen and added the dining room.









Family

Gwendolyn Stout b. 2 Nov 1925, d. 26 Oct 2006