Claude Thompson Jr.
AMORYâ€” Claude E. Thompson Jr., 88, died Feb. 10, 2009, at Oak Tree Plantation in Amory. Graveside services are today at 2 p.m. at Masonic Cemetery in Amory with the Rev. Warren Coile officiating. Visitation is today from 12:30-1:30 p.m. at E.E. Pickle Funeral Home of Amory, Mr. Thompson was born March 14, 1920, in Amory to the late Claude Earnest Sr. and Ruby Carey Webb Thompson. He was one of the pioneer families in Amory, and he owned and operated Amory Hardware. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and served as a battalion top sergeant. He was organist at Donaldâ€™s Restaurant and a member of First United Methodist Church in Amory where he worked with the TV ministry. He was a member of the American Legion and VFW. Pallbearers will be Wade Weatherbee, John H. Wilson Jr. and Joey Holloway. Memorials maybe made to First United Methodist Church TV Ministry, P.O. Box 147, Amory, MS 38821.