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Shawna posted a brief message on Thompson Square’s Facebook page on Feb. 21, noting: “Keifer wanted me to thank everyone for your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Here are his Mother’s arrangements. Please continue to pray for our family. With lots of love, Shawna.”
Carrol’s obituary was posted by the Paul Thomas Funeral Home.
Alice Carrol Thompson of Miami, OK passed from this life Wednesday, February 20, 2019 at her home. She was 79.
Carrol was born September 21, 1939 in Wagner, OK to William Kenneth “Fibber” and Jewel (Hunter) Magee. Carrol graduated from Wyandotte High School class of 1958. She had lived most of her life in Miami. She was a member of Immanuel Baptist Church in Miami and was the church secretary for almost 30 years and the Children’s Department Director for over 50 years. She loved to write in her journals and she loved to read.
Carrol married Darrien L. Thompson October 22, 1960 and he survives of the home. Additional survivors include her son Darrien Keith Thompson and his wife Shawna of Nashville, TN, her daughter Rebecca Sue Grigg and her husband Steve of Daphne, AL and 2 grandchildren Samantha White and Cooper Thompson.
Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m. Saturday, February 23, 2019 at Immanuel Baptist Church in Miami, OK. Rev. Paul Simpson and Rev. Mark A. Nickles will officiate. Interment will follow in G.A.R. Cemetery in Miami, OK. Justin Stilley, Jared Stilley, Kevin Thompson, Kelly Thompson, Alex White and Steve Simpson will serve as pallbearers. The family will receive friends Friday evening from 6-8 p.m. at Immanuel Baptist Church. Services have been placed in the care of the Paul Thomas Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Miami, OK. Online condolences may be made at www.paulthomasfuenralhomes.com
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