Barbara Thompson1

F, b. 16 October 1929, d. 23 July 2016
Barbara Thompson Milliken (provided by Tribute Archive)
     Barbara Thompson was born on 16 October 1929 at Pontiac, Oakland County, Michigan.2 She was the daughter of Sam Thompson and Mabel Unknown.2 She married Judge John Mottley Milliken, son of George Duncan Milliken Sr. and Nan Motley, circa 1948 at USA.1,2 She died on 23 July 2016 at Birmingham, Jefferson County, Alabama, at age 86.2

Barbara Milliken
October 16, 1929 - July 23, 2016
Resided in Bowling Green, KY

Barbara Thompson Milliken, 86, a resident of Bowling Green, KY, peacefully departed this life on July 23, 2016, in Birmingham, AL.

Barbara, the fifth child of six children of Mabel and Sam Thompson, was born on October 16, 1929, in Pontiac, MI, where she experienced a joyful youth surrounded by the love of her large family and many friends. Upon graduation from high school she met and fell in love with John M. Milliken, who was attending law school at the University of Michigan. They married and moved to Bowling Green, KY, where they enjoyed 63 years together until his death in 2011.

Barbara thoroughly enjoyed her life in Bowling Green. She and John were blessed with three beautiful daughters who they dearly loved and who filled their lives with years of joy. They were always heavily involved in their children's lives ensuring that they provided them with love, care, comfort and guidance. She and John also enjoyed sharing special and fun filled times with their friends through activities such as golf, tennis, and bridge. Later in life she was treasured by her grandchildren as a wonderful grandmother.

Barbara was active in her community. She served as president of the Jaycee-etts in 1955-1956. She served as President of the Southern Kentucky Bar Auxilliary in 1982-1983. She was a Girl Scout leader, which included serving as vice president of the Caveland Girl Scout Council. She was a member of Briarwood Homemakers Club. She was also involved in numerous other civic and community activities, and worked in numerous retail jobs through the years. Most importantly, she enjoyed her many years as a member of the Faith Sunday School Class at the First Baptist Church of Bowling Green, Kentucky.

Barbara will be dearly missed by her family and friends. She was predeceased by her husband, her parents and her great grandchild, Koa Markham. She is survived by her three daughters, Rebecca M. Waldkirch (Bill) of Franklin, TN, Elizabeth M. Davenport (Mike) of Bowling Green, KY, and Nan M. Crow (Baker) of Birmingham, AL; eight grandchildren , Shea Waldkirch, Will Waldkirch, Nan Vincelli (Cory) , Andrew Markham (Victoria), Wade Markham, Whitney Conrad (Druid), Caroline Pullen (Travis), and John Crow; and four great grandchildren.

Visitation for family and friends will be on Thursday, July 28th from 4:00 PM until 7:00 PM at J.C. Kirby and Son, Lovers Lane Chapel.

The burial service will be private. Memorials may be donated to any of the following: UAB Comprehensive Diabetes Center, Attention: Erica Hollins, 1720 2nd Ave. S., FOT 1234, Birmingham, AL 35294-3412; Historic Rail Park & Museum, 401 State Street, Ste B, Bowling Green, KY 42101; BGWC Humane Society, 1924 Louisville Rd, Bowling Green, KY 42101.2


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David Carroll Thompson1

     David Carroll Thompson married Andree Ann Graham, daughter of Jesse Byron Graham and Victorine Charlotte Andrée Obérdoerffer, on 21 January 1956 at Grand Prairie, Dallas County, Texas.1

Child of David Carroll Thompson and Andree Ann Graham


  1. [S18], online, U.S., Marriage Index, 1800s-1999 [database on-line]; Andree Ann Graham; Publication: Grand Prairie Daily News, Grand Prairie, Texas; Date: 12 Jan 1956; Page: 4; Accessed: 9 Oct 2021 (,0.28493637,0.2508801,0.5872565&xid=3398).
  2. [S18], online, Texas, U.S., Birth Index, 1903-1997 [database on-line]; Andree Ann Graham; Original data: Texas Birth Index, 1903-1997. Texas: Texas Department of State Health Services. Microfiche; Accessed: 9 Oct 2021.

Deanna Thompson1

     Deanna Thompson married Keith Kindsvatter, son of Lawrence Jacob Kindsvatter and Helen Shadoan, on 4 July 2012 at Indiana.1


  1. [S311] ISL: Library, online, Genealogy Database: Marriages: 1958-2013, KINDSVATTER KEITH THOMPSON DEANNA 07/04/2012, Accessed: 27 Nov 2016 (…).

Emma F. Thompson1

     Emma F. Thompson married John Kunz before 1886.

Child of Emma F. Thompson and John Kunz


  1. [S28] Family Search, online, "Indiana, Marriages, 1811-1959," index and images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 16 Jul 2013), Burr Raycraft and Rosa Kunz, .

Isabella Thompson1

F, b. circa 1742, d. circa 1802
     Isabella Thompson was born circa 1742 at Caroline County, Virginia.1 She married Captain James Herndon, son of William Herndon and Sarah Poe, circa 1761 at Caroline County, Virginia.1 She died circa 1802 at Logan County, Kentucky.1

Child of Isabella Thompson and Captain James Herndon


  1. [S18], online, Thomas B. Brown, Jr., Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications, 1889-1970, accessed 26 Feb 2012.

James Monroe Thompson Jr.1

M, b. 2 January 1901, d. 23 June 1991
     James Monroe Thompson Jr. was born on 2 January 1901 at Tyler, Smith County, Texas.1 He was the son of James Monroe Thompson Sr. and Sarah Frances Telfair.2,3 He married Bobbie Louise Milliken, daughter of Robert Harris Milliken and Francis Isabelle Ham, on 23 December 1923 at Houston, Harris County, Texas.4 He died on 23 June 1991 at Houston, Harris County, Texas, at age 90.2,5

Child of James Monroe Thompson Jr. and Bobbie Louise Milliken


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James Monroe Thompson Sr.1

M, b. 8 August 1878, d. 8 August 1953
     James Monroe Thompson Sr. was born on 8 August 1878 at Craft, Cherokee County, Texas.1 He was the son of John William Thompson.2 He married Sarah Frances Telfair on 5 April 1900 at Tyler, Smith County, Texas.3 He died on 8 August 1953 at Palestine, Anderson County, Texas, at age 75.1

Children of James Monroe Thompson Sr. and Sarah Frances Telfair


  1. [S28] Family Search, online, Pedigree Resource File, Disk#39, PIN#221348.
  2. [S28] Family Search, online, Pedigree Resource File, Disk#39, PIN#221355.
  3. [S28] Family Search, online, Pedigree Resource File, Disk#39, PIN#221350.

James Roland Thompson1

M, b. 13 March 1930, d. 14 November 2004
     James Roland Thompson was born on 13 March 1930 at Mexia, Limestone County, Texas.1,2,3 He was the son of James Monroe Thompson Jr. and Bobbie Louise Milliken.1 He married Theresa Bernice Moffitt before 1963.4 He died on 14 November 2004 at Texas at age 74.5,6 He was buried after 14 November 2004 at College Station, Brazos County, Texas.6 James Roland Thompson

James Roland Thompson, 74, of Bella Vista died Nov. 14 in Bella Vista. He was born on March 13, 1930 in Mahia, Texas to James and Louise Thompson.

He was a graduate of Texas A & M, class of 1952. He was a veteran having served in the United States Army, Navy and Texas National Guard. He was a member of Park Place Masonic Lodge. He was a member of Park Place Methodist Church in Houston, Texas

He was preceded in death by his parents, James M. and Louise Thompson and wife, Theresa B. Thompson.

He is survived by son, Paul A. Thompson of Bella Vista; daughter Marilyn K. Black and husband Gary of Bella Vista, daughter Kathleen R. Goins and husband David of Kansas City, Mo; son Walter J. Thompson and wife Karen of Montgomery, Texas; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

A graveside service was held Nov. 20 at the College Station Cemetery in College Station, Texas. Arrangements were by the Bella Vista Funeral Home & Crematory, 2258 Forest Hills Blvd., Bella Vista.

Memorials may be made to Life Styles Inc., P.O. Box 1114, Fayetteville, Ark.7


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  6. [S79] Find A Grave, online, James Roland Thompson, Burial: College Station Cemetery, College Station, Brazos County, Texas, USA, Created by: Elizabeth, Record added: Nov 19, 2011, Memorial# 80699438, Accessed: 18 Aug 2016 (
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John Amstrong Thompson1

M, b. 1832, d. 23 July 1864
     John Amstrong Thompson was born in 1832 at Alabama.1 He died on 23 July 1864 at Cherokee County, Texas.1

Child of John Amstrong Thompson


  1. [S28] Family Search, online, Pedigree Resource File, Disk#39, PIN#221368.

John Milliken Thompson1

     John Milliken Thompson is the son of William Reid Thompson Jr. and Mary Louise Milliken.1


  1. [S28] Family Search, online, Publication: "NORTH CAROLINA LIVES: The Tar Heel Who's Who"; Date: 1962; Editor: William S. Powell, A.B., M.A.; Publisher: Historical Record Association, Hopkinsville, Kentucky; Page: 1220; Accessed: 8 Apr 2023.