Venna Elizabeth Stansell

F, #177, b. 10 June 1902, d. 28 February 1987
Father*William Oliver Stansell b. 1 Aug 1878, d. 24 Oct 1922
Mother*Susan Angeline King b. 24 Apr 1878, d. 2 Sep 1943
RelationshipGreat-grandmother of Kellie Sue Thompson
Last Edited4 May 2013

Life Events

     Venna Elizabeth Stansell was born on 10 June 1902 at Whorton Creek, Madison, Arkansas. She was the daughter of William Oliver Stansell and Susan Angeline King.
Venna Elizabeth Stansell married Vernon "Vern" Thompson, son of William Alfred Thompson and Ireva Waggonner, on 23 August 1921 at Madison, Arkansas.
Groom: Vern Thompson
Groom's Age: 33
Groom's Estimated Birth Year: 1888
Groom's Residence: Whorton, Madison, Arkansas
Bride: Venie Stansell
Bride's Name: 18
Bride's Estimated Birth Year: 1903
Bride's Residence: Whorton, Madison, Arkansas
Marriage Date: 23 Aug 1921
Marriage License Date: 22 Aug 1921
Marriage Place: , Madison, Arkansas, United States
Film number: 1035152
Digital Folder Number: 4331435
Image number: 00446
Page number: 127
Source: Arkansas County Marriage Records, 1837-1957
Collection: Arkansas County Marriages, 1837-1957

As of 23 August 1921,her married name was Thompson.

This photo is of my great-grandmother Venna Stansell Thompson and several other people. I assume that the other people must be related but I haven't identified them as yet.
Venna Stansell Thompson and unknown others
Venna Stansell Thompson and two men
I think the man in the white shirt is my grandfather, CH Thompson
Her Social Security Number was (an unknown value) before 1951 at Arkansas.
Social Security Death Index about Venna Thompson
Name:     Venna Thompson     
SSN:     429-28-7627
Last Residence:     72764 Springdale, Washington, Arkansas, United States of America
Born:     10 Jun 1903
Died:     Feb 1987
State (Year) SSN issued:     Arkansas (Before 1951)

Source Citation: Number: 429-28-7627; Issue State: Arkansas; Issue Date: Before 1951.
Source Information:
Ancestry.com. Social Security Death Index [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2011.
Original data: Social Security Administration. Social Security Death Index, Master File. Social Security Administration.


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


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



Venna Stansell Thompson



Venna Stansell Thompson









Venna Stansell Thompson



Family Photo Venna and Charlie at Vernon Thompson's Grave in Kingston Cemetery



Great-Grandma Thompson about 1975
Venna Elizabeth Stansell died on 28 February 1987 at Meadowview Lodge, Huntsville, Madison, Arkansas, at age 84.
Venna Elizabeth Stansell was buried 2 March 1987 Kingston Cemetery, Kingston, Madison, Arkansas, aged 84.
Venna Elizabeth Stansell's obituary was published in March 1987 . Crawford Herman "CH" Thompson, Estelle Pearl Stamps, Lenora Floye Butler, Ruth B Griggs, Dixie Elzey and Geneva Rose "Rosie" Dolph were listed as survivors in the obituary. William Oliver Stansell, Susan Angeline Stansell and Vernon "Vern" Thompson preceded Venna Elizabeth Stansell in death.
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.

Census Enumerations

  • 21 April 1930, War Eagle Township, Madison County, Arkansas
    1930 United States Federal Census
    about Vern Thompson Name: Vern Thompson
    Home in 1930: War Eagle, Madison, Arkansas
    View Map
    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.
  • 23 April 1910, Kings River Township, Madison County, Arkansas
    1910 United States Federal Census
    about W O Stansell Name: W O Stansell
    Age in 1910: 31
    Estimated birth year: abt 1879
    Birthplace: Arkansas
    Relation to Head of House: Head
    Father's Birth Place: Georgia
    Mother's Birth Place: Arkansas
    Spouse's name: S A Stansell
    Home in 1910: Kings River, Madison, Arkansas
    Marital Status: Married
    Race: White
    Gender: Male
    Neighbors: View others on page
    Household Members: Name Age
    W O Stansell 31
    S A Stansell 31
    S R Stansell 11
    M J Stansell 9
    W J Stansell 7
    V R Stansell 6
    Clyde Stansell 3

    Source Citation: Year: 1910; Census Place: Kings River, Madison, Arkansas; Roll T624_57; Page: 6A; Enumeration District: 72; Image: 163.

    Source Information:

    Ancestry.com. 1910 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2006.
    Original data: Thirteenth Census of the United States, 1910 (NARA microfilm publication T624, 1,178 rolls). Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29. National Archives, Washington, D.C. For details on the contents of the film numbers, visit the following NARA web page: NARA
  • 13 January 1920, Whorton Creek Township, Madison County, Arkansas
    1920 United States Federal Census
    about William O Stansell Name: William O Stansell
    [Wiliam O Stansell]
    Home in 1920: Purdy, Madison, Arkansas
    Age: 42
    [48]
    Estimated birth year: abt 1878
    [abt 1872]
    Birthplace: Arkansas
    Relation to Head of House: Self (Head)
    [Head]
    Spouse's name: Susan A Stansell
    Father's Birth Place: Georgia
    Mother's Birth Place: Arkansas
    Marital Status: Married
    Race: White
    Sex: Male
    Home owned: Own
    Able to read: Yes
    Able to Write: Yes
    Neighbors: View others on page
    Household Members: Name Age
    William O Stansell 42
    [48]
    Susan A Stansell 41
    Mima J Stansell 20
    Wiliam J Stansell 18
    Elna E Stansell 15
    Marry A Stansell 8
    Hazel E Stansell 5
    Fred D Stansell 0
    [5/12]

    Source Citation: Year: 1920;Census Place: Purdy, Madison, Arkansas; Roll T625_71; Page: 4A; Enumeration District: 79; Image: 819.

    Source Information:

    Ancestry.com. 1920 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2010. Images reproduced by FamilySearch.
    Original data: Fourteenth Census of the United States, 1920. (NARA microfilm publication T625, 2076 rolls). Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29. National Archives, Washington, D.C. For details on the contents of the film numbers, visit the following NARA web page: NARA. Note: Enumeration Districts 819-839 are on roll 323 (Chicago City).

Timeline

  • Venna Elizabeth Stansell was born on 10 June 1902 at Whorton Creek, Madison, Arkansas.
  • She was the daughter of William Oliver Stansell and Susan Angeline King.
  • Venna Elizabeth Stansell appeared on the 1910 Federal Census Madison County, Arkansas in the household of her parents, William Oliver Stansell and Susan Angeline King.
    1910 United States Federal Census
    about W O Stansell Name: W O Stansell
    Age in 1910: 31
    Estimated birth year: abt 1879
    Birthplace: Arkansas
    Relation to Head of House: Head
    Father's Birth Place: Georgia
    Mother's Birth Place: Arkansas
    Spouse's name: S A Stansell
    Home in 1910: Kings River, Madison, Arkansas
    Marital Status: Married
    Race: White
    Gender: Male
    Neighbors: View others on page
    Household Members: Name Age
    W O Stansell 31
    S A Stansell 31
    S R Stansell 11
    M J Stansell 9
    W J Stansell 7
    V R Stansell 6
    Clyde Stansell 3

    Source Citation: Year: 1910; Census Place: Kings River, Madison, Arkansas; Roll T624_57; Page: 6A; Enumeration District: 72; Image: 163.

    Source Information:

    Ancestry.com. 1910 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2006.
    Original data: Thirteenth Census of the United States, 1910 (NARA microfilm publication T624, 1,178 rolls). Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29. National Archives, Washington, D.C. For details on the contents of the film numbers, visit the following NARA web page: NARA
  • Venna Elizabeth Stansell appeared on the 1920 Federal Census Madison County, Arkansas in the household of her parents, William Oliver Stansell and Susan Angeline King.
    1920 United States Federal Census
    about William O Stansell Name: William O Stansell
    [Wiliam O Stansell]
    Home in 1920: Purdy, Madison, Arkansas
    Age: 42
    [48]
    Estimated birth year: abt 1878
    [abt 1872]
    Birthplace: Arkansas
    Relation to Head of House: Self (Head)
    [Head]
    Spouse's name: Susan A Stansell
    Father's Birth Place: Georgia
    Mother's Birth Place: Arkansas
    Marital Status: Married
    Race: White
    Sex: Male
    Home owned: Own
    Able to read: Yes
    Able to Write: Yes
    Neighbors: View others on page
    Household Members: Name Age
    William O Stansell 42
    [48]
    Susan A Stansell 41
    Mima J Stansell 20
    Wiliam J Stansell 18
    Elna E Stansell 15
    Marry A Stansell 8
    Hazel E Stansell 5
    Fred D Stansell 0
    [5/12]

    Source Citation: Year: 1920;Census Place: Purdy, Madison, Arkansas; Roll T625_71; Page: 4A; Enumeration District: 79; Image: 819.

    Source Information:

    Ancestry.com. 1920 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2010. Images reproduced by FamilySearch.
    Original data: Fourteenth Census of the United States, 1920. (NARA microfilm publication T625, 2076 rolls). Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29. National Archives, Washington, D.C. For details on the contents of the film numbers, visit the following NARA web page: NARA. Note: Enumeration Districts 819-839 are on roll 323 (Chicago City).

  • Venna Elizabeth Stansell married Vernon "Vern" Thompson, son of William Alfred Thompson and Ireva Waggonner, on 23 August 1921 at Madison, Arkansas.
    Groom: Vern Thompson
    Groom's Age: 33
    Groom's Estimated Birth Year: 1888
    Groom's Residence: Whorton, Madison, Arkansas
    Bride: Venie Stansell
    Bride's Name: 18
    Bride's Estimated Birth Year: 1903
    Bride's Residence: Whorton, Madison, Arkansas
    Marriage Date: 23 Aug 1921
    Marriage License Date: 22 Aug 1921
    Marriage Place: , Madison, Arkansas, United States
    Film number: 1035152
    Digital Folder Number: 4331435
    Image number: 00446
    Page number: 127
    Source: Arkansas County Marriage Records, 1837-1957
    Collection: Arkansas County Marriages, 1837-1957
  • Her father William Oliver Stansell died on 24 October 1922.
  • Her son Claud William Thompson was born on 24 January 1924 at Truth, Madison, Arkansas.
  • Her daughter Ruth B Thompson was born on 20 September 1925.
  • Her son Crawford Herman "CH" Thompson was born on 29 April 1927.
  • Her daughter Dixie Thompson was born in 1929.
  • Venna Elizabeth Stansell and Vernon "Vern" Thompson appeared on the 1930 Federal Census of Madison County, Arkansas, at War Eagle Township, enumerated 21 April 1930, as a farmer who rents the family farm with a monthly rental of $3. Vern was 23 when he was married for the first time. Venna was 17 when first married. Archie, Estelle, Goldie, and Claude were attending school that year. Vern, Venna, Archie, and Estelle were listed as being able to read and write. Archie was a farm laborer on the family farm. Vern is shown as not being a veteran. Their children Archie, Estelle Pearl, Claud William, Ruth B, Crawford Herman "CH" and Dixie were listed as living with them.
    1930 United States Federal Census
    about Vern Thompson Name: Vern Thompson
    Home in 1930: War Eagle, Madison, Arkansas
    View Map
    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.
  • Her son Vernon "Pete" Thompson Jr. was born on 2 February 1931 at Truth, Madison, Arkansas.
  • Her daughter Lenora Floye Thompson was born on 12 February 1933.
  • Her daughter Geneva Rose "Rosie" Thompson was born in 1936.
  • Her son Charles Winford "Charlie" Thompson was born on 16 May 1937 at Truth, Madison, Arkansas.
  • Her mother Susan Angeline King died on 2 September 1943.
  • Venna Elizabeth Thompson of Metalton was listed in Susan Angeline King's obituary on 9 September 1943 as a surviving daughter.
    Susan Stansell

    Susan Stansell, age 65 years, died Sept. 2 at the home of Henry Steele near Wharton. Interment was made in the Upper Camp Ground cemetery, Rev. C.H. Steele and Rev. Amos Howard conducting the funeral service. Funeral arrangements were in charge of the Bruce Brashears Undertaking Co.

    Mrs. Stansell was a native

    Madison County Record, September 9, 1943
    and lifelong resident of Madison county. She was married to Oliver Stansell Aug. 8, 1897. Nine children were born to them. Two daughters and one son preceded her in death. She is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Alice Smith and Mrs. Venna Thompson of Metalton and Esther Stansell of the home, and by three sons, Sam and Jess of Marble and Douglas of Cowley, Wyo., also by 26 grandchildren, one sister and two brothers, Mrs. Ida Hall of California, S. T. King of Lequire, Okla., and Ben King of Texas. She had been a faithful Christian since early in life.

    Madison County Record, September 9, 1943
  • She was the mother of the groom at the Crawford Herman "CH" Thompson/Gwendolyn Stout wedding 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
  • She was the mother of the bride at the Lenora Floye Thompson/Dallas Butler wedding at Benton, Arkansas.
    Arkansas County Marriages, 1837-1957 for Lenora Thompson
    Groom: Dallis Butler
    Groom's Age: 22
    Groom's Estimated Birth Year: 1928
    Groom's Residence: Springdale, Washington, Arkansas
    Bride: Lenora Thompson
    Bride's Age: 18
    Bride's Estimated Birth Year: 1932
    Bride's Residence: Huntsville, Madison, Arkansas
    Marriage Date: 30 Sep 1950
    Marriage License Date: 30 Sep 1950
    Marriage Place: , Benton, Arkansas, United States
    Film Number: 1994615
    Digital Folder Number: 4401690
    Image Number: 00095
    Page Number: 594
    Source: Arkansas County Marriage Records, 1837-1957
  • She was the mother of the bride at the Geneva Rose "Rosie" Thompson/Silas Richard "Junior" Dolph Jr. wedding at Scott, Arkansas.
    Arkansas County Marriages, 1837-1957 for Geneva Rose Thompson
    Groom: Silas Richard Dalph
    Groom's Age: 28
    Groom's Estimated Birth Year: 1925
    Groom's Residence: Howe, Leflore, Oklahoma
    Bride: Geneva Rose Thompson
    Bride's Age: 17
    Bride's Estimated Birth Year: 1936
    Bride's Residence: Howe, Leflore, Oklahoma
    Marriage Date: 02 Jan 1953
    Marriage License Date: 02 Jan 1953
    Marriage Place: , Scott, Arkansas, United States
    Film Number: 2134769
    Digital Folder Number: 4331579
    Image Number: 00478
    Page Number: 455
    Source: Arkansas County Marriage Records, 1837-1957
  • Her husband Vernon "Vern" Thompson died on 16 October 1954 at Springdale, Washington, Arkansas.
  • Venna Elizabeth Thompson of the home in Springdale, Washington County, Arkansas was listed in Vernon "Vern" Thompson's obituary on 17 October 1954 as a surviving wife.
    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.
  • Venna Elizabeth Thompson of Huntsville, Madison, Arkansas was listed in John Samuel Stansell's obituary in May 1971 as a surviving sister.
    John Samuel Stansell

    John Samuel Stansell, 72, of 915 Washington, Ontario, Calif., formerly of Huntsville, died May 12 at the San Ontario Community Hospital. He was a retired plumber's helper, attended the Pentecostal Church of God in Ontario and had been a resident of Ontario for 21 years.

    Survivors include his widow Mrs. Artie M. Stansell of the home; one son, Grady Stansell of Ontario; two daughters, Mrs. Cubs Neville of Ontario and Mrs. Alba Frakes of Hiperia, Calif.; two brothers, Jess of Caldwell, Idaho and Douglas of Fayetteville; two sisters, Mrs. Venna Thompson of Huntsville and Mrs. Alice Smith of Berryville; ten great grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

    Funeral services were held May 14 in Ontario.

  • Her son Vernon "Pete" Thompson Jr. died on 25 February 1980 at Sparks Memorial Hospital, Fort Smith, Sebastian, Arkansas.
  • Venna Elizabeth Thompson of Springdale, Washington, Arkansas was listed in Vernon "Pete" Thompson Jr.'s obituary in February 1980 as a surviving.
    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.
  • Venna Elizabeth Thompson of Springdale, Washington, Arkansas was listed in Archie Thompson's obituary in March 1981 as a surviving stepmother.
    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.

  • Her son Claud William Thompson died on 3 May 1984 at Huntsville, Madison, Arkansas.
  • Venna Elizabeth Thompson of Springdale, Washington, Arkansas was listed in Claud William Thompson's obituary on 7 May 1984 as a surviving mother.
    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.

  • Her son Charles Winford "Charlie" Thompson died on 6 December 1986.
  • Venna Elizabeth Thompson of Huntsville, Madison, Arkansas was listed in Charles Winford "Charlie" Thompson's obituary in December 1986 as a surviving mother.
    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
  • Venna Elizabeth Stansell died on 28 February 1987 at Meadowview Lodge, Huntsville, Madison, Arkansas, at age 84.
  • Venna Elizabeth Stansell was buried 2 March 1987 Kingston Cemetery, Kingston, Madison, Arkansas, aged 84.
  • Venna Elizabeth Stansell's obituary was published in March 1987 . Crawford Herman "CH" Thompson, Estelle Pearl Stamps, Lenora Floye Butler, Ruth B Griggs, Dixie Elzey and Geneva Rose "Rosie" Dolph were listed as survivors in the obituary. William Oliver Stansell, Susan Angeline Stansell and Vernon "Vern" Thompson preceded Venna Elizabeth Stansell in death.
    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.

Family

Vernon "Vern" Thompson b. 19 Feb 1889, d. 16 Oct 1954
Children