DECEMBER 29, 1920 – APRIL 9, 2010
STARR, SC – Mildred Tolbert Thompson, age 89, formerly of 7820-B Highway 81 South, passed away on Friday, April 9, 2010, at Ellenburg Nursing Home.
Born in Greenville County on December 29, 1920, she was the oldest of five daughters born to John Robert Tolbert and Goldie Campbell Tolbert. Mrs. Thompson was a 1943 graduate of Lander College and completed post-graduate work at the University of South Carolina. She retired in 1980 after thirty years of service as a public school teacher. She was a member of the South Carolina Education Association and the Palmetto State Teachers Association. Mrs. Thompson was a member of Starr Baptist Church. She was descended from several Pioneer families in the Upstate – namely the Campbell, Coker, & Berry families of Greenville County and the Tolbert, Collins, Payne, and Morton families of Abbeville & Greenwood Counties.
Survivors include her son, Richard E. Thompson and wife, Joyce B. Thompson, of Starr, S.C.; two grandsons: Wallace M. “Wally” Thompson of Seattle, WA, and Addison E. “Adam” Thompson of Charleston, S.C. Two sisters also survive her: Emmiline T. Young of Greenwood, S.C., and Julia T. Morrison of Ware Shoals, S.C.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Richard E. Thompson; and two sisters: Florence T. Harley and Nancy Red Tolbert.
The Funeral Service will be held at 2:00 pm on Monday, April 12, 2010, at Starr Baptist Church conducted by the Reverend Tony Howell. The family will receive friends immediately following the service.
A private family committal service will be held at Old Silver Brook Cemetery. The family is the home of Richard & Joyce Thompson.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Sue E. Morton Scholarship Fund of Erskine College, Post Office Box 608, Due West, S.C. 29639. A message of condolence may be sent by visiting www.mcdougaldfuneralhome.com.
The McDougald Funeral Home is in charge of the funeral arrangements.