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Dorothy Grogan Thompson

Dorothy Nadine (Grogan) Thompson, 82, of Fayetteville, Arkansas, died Saturday, April 23, 2011, in Springdale, Arkansas.

She was born November 30, 1928 in Elk Creek, Missouri, to Roy Ray and Gladys Pearl (Miller) Grogan. She grew up in the Grogan community, graduated from Cabool High School, and later lived in Kansas City for a few years before moving with her husband and family to Fayetteville.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Murl Thompson, on December 31, 1984.

Nadine was a member of Black Oak Baptist Church, Daughters of American Revolution, Marion Chapter, and Campers on Mission with the Southern Baptist Convention. She was known as The Lady Whittler and to many children in the Fayetteville School District and the Shiloh School System as Grandma Thompson.

Survivors include her son, Jerry Thompson of Rogers, Arkansas; two daughters, Dianna Reyes and husband Carlos of Fayetteville and Ruth Florer and husband Arthur of Springdale; one brother, Lloyd Grogan of Grandview, Missouri; three sisters, Lorene Hughes of Kansas City, Missouri, Norma Fern McGuire of Olathe, Kansas, and Eva Fay Booker of Elk Creek; seven grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; and two great-step-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday April 28, 2011, at Beard’s Funeral Chapel in Fayetteville with Grant Florer officiating. Burial was in National Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Gideon’s International and/or EPIC International, P.O. Box 218, Holly Springs, GA 30142.

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