September 29, 2018
Mrs. Varena Paris Thompson, age 96, of Brush Creek, TN, passed away Friday, September 28, 2018.
Mrs. Varena was born August 20, 1922 in Brush Creek, TN, daughter of the late Edgar Campbell Paris and Levia Ballengar Paris. She was also preceded in death by Siblings; Estes Paris, Alton Paris, and Virginia Oakley, Sister-in-Law; Oma Dale Webster, and Brother-in-Law; Edward Thompson. Mrs. Varena married L.V. Thompson on December 18, 1943 and he preceded her in death on December 23, 1996.
Mrs. Thompson graduated from Gordonsville High School in 1940 and then later from Tennessee Polytechnic Institute. She worked for the Smith County School System for thirty years until her retirement in 1984, spending most of her tenure at Gordonsville Elementary School. Mrs. Varena also taught at Donelson Elementary School and Woodbine Elementary School. She was a longtime faithful member of the Union Hill Cumberland Presbyterian Church.
Mrs. Thompson is survived by two Daughters and Son-in-Laws; Brenda and Charles Prichard of Brush Creek, TN, and Renee and Ray Wisdom of Alexandria, TN. Grandchildren; Stan (Michelle) Prichard, Stephanie (Greg) Fish, Stein Prichard, Logan Clark, and Morgan Clark. Great-Grandchildren; Dalton (Caroline) Fish, Spencer (Victoria) Prichard, and Shelby Prichard. Sister; Betty Jo Hackett Manning of Alexandria, TN, and Brother-in-Law; Bob Oakley of Brush Creek, TN. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
Funeral Services for Mrs. Thompson are scheduled to be conducted from the Union Hill Cumberland Presbyterian Church on Monday, October 1, 2018 at 2PM with Bro. Dusty Desimone and Bro. Dennis Croslin officiating. Interment will follow in the Union Hill Cemetery.
Visitation with the family will be at the Gordosnville Chapel of Bass Funeral Homes on Sunday from 12PM to 8PM, and at the Union Hill Cumberland Presbyterian Church on Monday from 10AM until 2PM.
Donations in Mrs. Varena’s memory may be made to the Union Hill Cumberland Presbyterian Church or the Union Hill Cemetery Fund.
BASS FUNERAL HOME, GORDONSVILLE CHAPEL, DIRECTORS.