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Sylvester Thompson

ROCK HILL -- Mr. Sylvester Thompson, 86, of 135 Duffy Court died Monday, March 10, 2008, at Hospice & Community Care. He was born March 24, 1921 in York County to the late Ralph Thompson and Mary Blake Thompson. He attended York County Public Schools, worked in textiles and was a member of Ebenezer Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret Thompson; sons, Eugene Thompson and James Thompson.

He is survived by sons, Sylvester Sanders, Randy Thompson (Maggie), Rickey Thompson and Cedric Thompson (Clarice), all of Rock Hill; daughters, Mary Scruggs (Horace), Sherita Thompson Williams, Angelia Allison (Tino), LaTonya Barrett (Lavell), all of Rock Hill; sisters, Dorothy Washington of Durham, N.C., and Lucille Thompson of Rock Hill; 31 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today, March 13, 2008, at Parker Funeral Home. The funeral will be 1 p.m. Friday, March 14, 2008, at Ebenezer Baptist Church, with the Rev. Charles Woods officiating. Burial will be at the church cemetery.

The family will receive friends at the home and 771 Goudlock Road, Rock Hill.

Parker Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.