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Lila Ruth Prater Thompson

Lila Ruth Prater Thompson, age 84, formerly of Jonesborough, TN, passed away on Wednesday, February 10, 2016 at the River Terrace Health and Rehabilitation Center in Covington, TN. She was a native of McMinnville and a daughter of the late Arlie O. and Irene Woodley Prater. Lila was of the Baptist faith. In addition to her parents, Ms. Thompson is preceded in death by sister, Frances Homer and a brother, James D. Prater.

Lila Thompson has left to cherish her memories:
Brother: Charles Prater and wife, Shirley of Arlington, TN;
Sister-In-Law: Blanche Bolton of Johnson City
Nieces: Susan Boles of Memphis, TN,
Laura Jean Logan of TX;
Nephews: Terry Boles of Bartlett, TN,
Paul Prater of TX
Clarence Bolton of Knoxville
Michael Bolton of Charlotte, NC
Bruce Bolton of Johnson City

The family respectfully requests the honor of your presence as we offer tribute and remember the life of Lila Thompson in a funeral service to be held at 1:00 PM, Sunday, February 14, 2016 in the Chapel of Valley Funeral Home. Bishop John Edwards will officiate. A visitation period to share memories and offer support to the family will begin at 12:00 pm and will continue until service time on Sunday at Valley Funeral Home. A committal service will follow in Seviers United Methodist Church Cemetery. Phil Thompson and Craig Hampton and Ms. Thompson’s nephews will serve as pallbearers.

Condolences and memories may be shared with the family and viewed at These arrangements are made especially for the family and friends of Lila Ruth Prater Thompson through Valley Funeral Home, 1085 N. Main Ave., Erwin, 423-743-9187.