Davie Ruth Thompson was called home to our Lord on May 16. Davie was born on Jan. 11, 1934 to Arthur B. Graves and Marie Todd Graves. A gathering of friends and family to celebrate her life, and works, will be at the Praise Center of the First United Methodist Church, Orange, at 7:00 p.m. Tuesday May 21. Davie Ruth was a graduate of Lutcher Stark High School, and went on to Business School.

Davie was a giving, caring, and beautiful woman who raised her family, traveled around the world, and then settled back in Orange. She was very active with her church family of First United Methodist Church and later with her church family at Faith United Methodist Church, Orange. She was instrumental in working with United Methodist Women and many church Outreach Programs along with many Children’s Miniseries. Davie was a devoted volunteer and worked tirelessly helping with a wide variety of Church Activities for many years.

Davie Ruth was preceded in death by her  parents; her sister Marie Elizabeth Vines; her husbands Sam Carpenter Sr., and Oscar Charles Thompson; brother, Arthur Graves Jr., and son David Stanley Carpenter.

She is survived by her mother-in-law, Opal Thompson, and grandchildren Stanly Carpenter and family; and Heidi Carpenter and family. Also surviving are Step-children Thad Thompson of the Dallas area, Vicky Thompson of Euless, Kimberly McDonald (Tim) of Orange, and Oscar Charles Thompson, Jr. of Hurst.

She is also survived by three brothers-in-law, George (Francis) Thompson of Beaumont. Dean (Barbara) Thompson of Weatherford, and Andy (Dru) Thompson of Arlington, TX.

Davie is remembered lovingly by a host of close friends who share the fact that their lives were all wonderfully touched by such a woman.

In lieu of flowers:  donations may be made in her memory to the Myra McDonald Fund of the First United Methodist Church.