Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

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January 8, 2014

Vicie Church Compton

PILGRIMS KNOB, Va. — She was born in Buchanan County, Virginia and was the daughter of the late Frank and Cordelia Viars Church. Vicie worked as a custodian at Whitewood High School in Whitewood, Virginia. She was a lifelong resident of the Pilgrims Knob area and was of the Pentecostal faith.

She was the last surviving member of her immediate family. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Elmer T. Compton; two sons, Benjamin Darrell Compton and Johnny Compton; one grandson, Archie Compton; one daughter-in-law, Nancy Compton; and several brothers and sisters.

She is survived by: One Daughter: Joyce Ann Lester and husband, Floyd of Claypool Hill, Virginia; Four Sons: Clyde Compton of Jewell Ridge, Virginia., Elmer Compton, Jr. and wife, Janice of Raven, Virginia, Thurman Compton and wife, Linda of Pilgrims Knob, Virginia, Wayne Compton and wife, Paula of Pilgrims Knob, Virginia.  Also surviving are 17 grandchildren, 25 great grandchildren, 4 great great-grandchildren, along with a host of family and friends.

Funeral services for Vicie Church Compton will be conducted at 1:00 pm on Friday, January 10, 2014 at Hurst-Scott Funeral Chapel with Rev. Don Smith officiating. Interment will follow at Compton Family Cemetery on Compton Mountain near Whitewood, Virginia. Pallbearers will be: Connor Compton, Ben Compton, Bear Compton, Brandon Blankenship, Mike Compton, Scotty Compton and Bo Lester. The Compton family will receive friends from 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm on Thursday evening at Hurst-Scott Funeral Home, 1401 Second Street; Richlands, Virginia.

Hurst-Scott Funeral Home in Richlands, Virginia is in charge of arrangements and those wishing to express sympathy online may do so at


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