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OBIT: Mrs. Daisy Thompson, Age 76, Of Pleasant Shade

Mrs. Daisy Thompson

Mrs. Daisy Thompson, age 76, of the Austin Hollow at Pleasant Shade died at 2:50 p.m. Sunday afternoon October 8, 2017 at the Bowman Street home in Carthage of her daughter from a battle with cancer from which she was diagnosed in November of 2016. She was under the loving care of Kindred Hospice of Cookeville.

A gathering of family and friends will be Saturday October 21st from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Carthage Chapel of Sanderson Funeral Home and graveside services and interment with eulogies by the family will follow in the McMillan Family Cemetery in the Austin Hollow.

Born Daisy Lou McMillan in Lafayette on March 10, 1941, she was one of eleven children and was the daughter of the late Rex Meredith McMillian who died at the age of 83 on June 10, 1990 and Mary Arizona Brindley McMillan who died at the age of 73 on June 19, 1995.

She was preceded in death by six siblings, Doyle McMillian who died April 28, 2004 at the age of 63, Rex Clay “Connie” McMillian who died on October 17, 1977, Rex “Bud” McMillian who died May 20, 2006 at the age of 58, Patricia Faye “Pat” McMillian Abel who died September 5, 2005 at the age of 59, Raymond McMillian who died April 28, 2004 at the age of 63, J. L. McMillian who died September 1, 2013 at the age of 78.

On August 12, 1961 in Carthage Mrs. Thompson was united in marriage by Carthage Justice of the Peace, the late Thompson Cornwell, to Chestnut Mound native Letcher Dotson Thompson who preceded her in death at the age of 64 on April 19, 2006 following almost forty five years of marriage.

They were preceded in death by a grandson, Christopher Kyle Hesson.

Mrs. Thompson retired from the former Carthage Shirt Corporation when it closed in 1993 with forty one years of service.

Following retirement she enjoyed gardening and spending quality time with her family and friends.

She was saved at the then Salem Baptist Mission, now Dixon Springs Missionary Baptist Church and was baptized into the full fellowship of the church.

She is survived by her two daughters, Mary Freeman and husband Jerry of Carthage, Betty Thompson Sutton and husband Tim of Pleasant Shade; sister, Betty Chambers and husband Fred of Hartsville; three brothers, Jerry McMillian of Pleasant Shade, Paul McMillian of Bowling Green, Kentucky, Comer McMillian of Lebanon; nine grandchildren, April Thompson, Breanna Madewell, Kristy Green, Brandon Green, Isaac Talbert, Kimberly Bowers, Keith, Matthew and Kristy Sutton; ten great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

The family requests memorials to the Dusty Madewell Education Fund.