Jewel S. Thompson

Published 2:54 pm Monday, February 1, 2016

SUMTER, S.C.— Jewel Fay Slaughter Thompson, 72, wife of James Davis “Dave” Thompson, died on Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016, in Carolinas Hospital System in Florence, South Carolina.

Born on Feb. 7, 1943, in Conway, North Carolina, she was a daughter of the late Charlie Gray Slaughter and the late Fay Burgess Slaughter.

She was a member of First Baptist Church where she taught Sunday School and served on various committees.

Survivors include her husband of 50 years; two daughters, Patricia Anne Thompson and Wendy Leigh Thompson, both of Sumter; a sister, Charlene Godwin (Tommy) of Ahoskie, North Carolina; and a number of nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Jesse Gray Slaughter.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. on Wednesday in First Baptist Church with the Rev. Dan Barber and the Rev. Charles Clanton officiating. Burial will be in the Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Eddie Harrison, Wallie Jones, John Jones, John James, Jim McMillan and C.W. Ard.

Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Adult IV Sunday School Class of First Baptist Church and Dr. Ramzy Hourany.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday in Elmore-Cannon-Stephens Funeral Home, and other times at 18 Bobs Dr.

Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church Benevolence Fund, 107 E. Liberty St., Sumter, SC 29150; the Pulmonary Hypertension Association, 801 Roeder Rd., Suite 1000, Silver Spring, MD 20910; or the Susan G. Komen Foundation, PO Box 650309, Dallas, TX 75265-0309.

Elmore-Cannon-Stephens Funeral Home and Crematorium of Sumter is in charge of the arrangements.