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Services for Mildred Lee Compton, 97, of Natural Bridge Station, Virginia, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Criswell Funeral Home Chapel in Ada. The Rev. Ray Talbott will officiate. Burial will be at a later date at Memorial Park Cemetery in Oklahoma City.
Mrs. Compton passed away Saturday, Jan. 7, 2017, at Carilion Stonewall Jackson Hospital in Lexington, Virginia. She was born Dec. 31, 1919, in Ravia to Virgil and Mamie Carpenter.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Sam Ray Compton Sr.; her son, Sam Ray Compton Jr.; her sisters, Audrey Moon, Bonnie Branum, Netha Sanders and Mabel Lillard; her nephews, Tony Lillard and Dan Sanders; her niece, Susan Wyatt; and a host of beloved pets.
Mildred graduated from East Central State College with a degree in elementary education and taught in schools throughout Oklahoma, Colorado, New Mexico and Texas as she traveled with her husband, a landman for Sun Oil Company. Upon retirement in 1991, she moved to Virginia to be near her son and daughter-in-law. She served as a treasurer for Fine Arts in Rockbridge for a number of years.
Survivors include her daughter-in-law, Susan Wells Compton of Richmond, Virginia; her niece, Darlene Anglin of Ada; her nephews, Dewayne Moon of Stonewall, Frank Wyatt of Prague, Jim Sanders of Ada and Brad Lillard of Ada; numerous grandnieces and grandnephews; and dear friends, Julie Johnson and Ned Braford, who lovingly cared for her over the years.
Published on January 10, 2017
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