Obits — November 15, 2019
James Oscar “Jim” Thompson Jr.
Mr. James Oscar “Jim” Thompson, Jr., age 77, of LaGrange, passed away on November 11, 2019 at the WellStar West Georgia Medical Center. Mr. Thompson was born on April 16, 1942 in Troup County, Georgia to the late James Oscar Thompson, Sr. and Ola Louise Brooks Thompson. In addition to his parents, Jim was preceded in death by his wife of 53 years, Ann Morris Thompson. Survivors include his son, Mark Thompson; granddaughters, Brooke Cox and her husband Casey and Lindsey Ransom and her husband Joshua; brother, Billy Thompson and his wife Geri; great grandchildren, Kasen Ransom and Gracelynn Cox; extended family and a host of friends. Mr. Thompson was the Superintendent of Cemeteries for the City of LaGrange for over 34 years. He was a member of the First Baptist Church on the Square and an active member of the LaGrange Shrine Club. Memorial services will be held on Friday, November 15, 2019 at 2:00 pm at the First Baptist Church on the Square with Pastor Brad Thompson, Pastor Cade Farris and Dr. Paul Baxter officiating. Family entombment will be held at a later date. Family will receive friends on Friday beginning at noon until service hour in the church Sanctuary. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Richard Shiver Sunday School Class at the First Baptist on the Square or to the LaGrange Shrine Club.
John Alan Schendel
John Alan Schendel, 63, of Greenville, passed away Tuesday, November 12, 2019, at his home. John was born July 15, 1956, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, the oldest of four brothers. A resident of Meriwether County since 1991, he was employed as an installer for Jimmy Weeks Heating and Air-Conditioning in Fayetteville. Survivors include his wife, Tracey Schendel of Greenville; his parents, Bill and Kay Schendel of St. Bonifacius, Minnesota; brothers and sisters in-law, Thomas and LuAnn Schendel of Rockford, Minnesota, Peter and Theresa Schendel of Maple Plain, Minnesota; a nephew, Joshua Bruce of Greenville; and sister in-law, Kathy Schendel of Lester Prarie, Minnesota In addition, he is survived by three nieces, two nephews, and eight great-nieces and great-nephews, all living in Minnesota, and was preceded in death by his brother, Ronald Schendel. The family received friends from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., Thursday, November 14, at Claude A. McKibben and Sons Funeral Home in Hogansville. Private interment was held later in Myrtle Hill Cemetery in Hogansville.