Ashton Clarke Thompson Sr.

Ashton Clarke Thompson, Sr., died February 27, 2018 at the age of 77. He was the son of George and Murlyne Thompson. Ashton was married to Sandra Wilson for 57 years; she survives of the home. Other survivors include a daughter, Denise Machell and husband Michael, Lawrence; a son, Ashton Thompson, Jr., and wife Liesl, Vicksburg, MS.; four siblings, Terry Thompson and wife Frances, Memphis, TN, Curtis Thompson, Richland, MS, Melanie Coleman and husband Richard, Brandon, MS, and Sean Thompson and wife Janet, Jackson, MS.; a sister-in-law, Marvel Thompson, Byram, MS.; four grandchildren, Emma and husband Nathan Herrman, Laura Ashton Thompson, Jackson Wells Thompson and John Neil Thompson, as well as many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, his brother Rick Thompson, and his sister-in-law Joy Thompson.

Funeral services will be held at 3:30 pm Saturday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. A visitation will take place from 2:30 pm until service time.

The family suggests memorial contributions to a charity of the donor’s choice, in care of Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, 601 Indiana St., Lawrence, KS, 66044. Online condolences may be sent at

Messages & Condolences

From Pat and Dennis Harman...

He will be missed. Dennis connected with Ashton in our brief interactions with him as we met him only shortly before the move to Kansas. Dahlonega is less without Ashton and Sandra. Our condolences and prayers to your families.

From Susanne T Olson...

I knew both Sandra and Ashton in GA. We both ended up in Dahlonega too. Ashton will be remembered as a caring and helpful intelligent person. My thoughts are with Sandra and family,

From Ray and Virginia Cox...

Sandra and all the family. Please know all here in Dahlonega, GA are keeping you all in our thoughts, prayers and love. God bless.

From Dee...

I love you all!! You are in my prayers-Ashton was SO special to me. Amazing man. God bless all of you – I am heartbroken.
Dee Shaffer

From GBritt...

Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
Gerry and Terry Britt

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