Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

March 6, 2013

Debbie Rae Thompson

Bluefield Daily Telegraph

TAZEWELL, Va. — Debbie Rae Thompson, age 61, of Tazewell, Va., died Sunday, March 3, 2013 at her home. She was born October 27, 1951 at Squire, W.Va. and was a daughter of the late Clyde and Mona Hunt Hardy.

Debbie attended Big Creek High School in War, W.Va., and was a member of the class of 1969. She was of the Baptist faith and enjoyed gardening, reading, and crocheting, but she mostly loved being with her grandchildren. Mrs. Thompson had worked for several years as a 911 Dispatcher with the Tazewell County Sheriff's Office. Debbie was a member of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution - Fort Maiden Springs Chapter.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one infant sister.

Those left to cherish her memories include three daughters, Julie Anderson and husband, Jimmy of Simpsonville, N.C., Mary Asbury and Karri Gregory, both of Tazewell, Va.; four grandchildren, Elizabeth Gregory, Grace Richardson, Isaac Asbury, and Connor Gregory, all of Tazewell, Va.; one sister, Bonnie Becmer and husband, Raymond of Sunset Beach, N.C.; special friends, Darlene Waddell of Bishop, Va. and Christina Shinault of Richlands, Va.; other family members and friends also survive.

Funeral services for Debbie Rae Thompson will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, March 7, 2013 at the Hurst-Scott Funeral Home Chapel in Tazewell, Va. with the Rev. Chris White officiating. Entombment will follow at Grandview Memory Gardens Mausoleum in Bluefield, Va. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home after 1:00 p.m. Thursday, March 7, 2013.

Hurst-Scott Funeral Home in Tazewell, Va. is serving the family of Ms. Thompson and those wishing to express sympathy online may do so at