Ruth B Thompson

F, #399, b. 20 September 1925
FatherVernon "Vern" Thompson b. 19 Feb 1889, d. 16 Oct 1954
MotherVenna Elizabeth Stansell b. 10 Jun 1902, d. 28 Feb 1987
RelationshipGrandaunt of Kellie Sue Thompson
FamilyThe Thompson Family
ChartsSamuel Thorton King Descendants
Jesse Stansell Descendants
Lewis Thompson Descendants
Alexander Waggonner Descendants
     Ruth B Thompson married Freeman W Griggs. Ruth B Thompson was born on 20 September 1925. She was the daughter of Vernon "Vern" Thompson and Venna Elizabeth Stansell.

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     Her married name was Griggs.

Ruth B Thompson appeared on the 1930 Federal Census Madison County, Arkansas in the household of her 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
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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.

Ruth B Thompson of Kingston, Madison County, Arkansas was listed in Vernon "Vern" Thompson's obituary on 17 October 1954 as a surviving daughter.
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.

Ruth B Griggs of Huntsville, Madison, Arkansas was listed in Vernon "Pete" Thompson Jr.'s obituary in February 1980 as a surviving daughter.
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.

Ruth B Griggs of Huntsville, Madison, Arkansas was listed in Archie Thompson's obituary in March 1981 as a surviving sister.
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.


Ruth B Griggs of Huntsville, Madison, Arkansas was listed in Claud William Thompson's obituary on 7 May 1984 as a surviving sister.
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.


This is a photo of the tombstone for Ruth B Thompson and Freeman W Griggs .
Ruth Thompson and Freeman Griggs Tombstone
Photograph by Kellie S. Thompson

Ruth B Griggs of Huntsville, Madison, Arkansas was listed in Charles Winford "Charlie" Thompson's obituary in December 1986 as a surviving sister.
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.

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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.

Ruth B Griggs of Huntsville, Madison, Arkansas was listed in Venna Elizabeth Stansell's obituary in March 1987 as a surviving daughter.
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. '


This photo is Ruth Thompson Griggs in front of her husband's tombstone with her daughter and granddaughters (I think!)
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Ruth B Griggs of Rogers, Benton, Arkansas was listed on Lenora Floye Butler's funeral card and/or obituary on 21 April 1997 as a surviving sister.
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

Ruth B Griggs of Rogers, Benton, Arkansas was listed on Crawford Herman Thompson's funeral card and/or obituary on 22 May 1997 as a surviving sister.
. 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

Family

Freeman W Griggs b. 2 Dec 1909, d. 19 Jun 1985