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Oxford mourns loss of community leader

From his work as a civil rights activist, who was instrumental in integrating Oxford public schools, to working with felons as a U.S. probation officer, to serving as a Lafayette County Planning Commissioner, Leonard Thompson’s death Monday has been called a major loss for the community as a whole.
Thompson died Monday at about 10:30 a.m. after going into anaphylactic shock when he was stung by a wasp while putting his lawnmower up in his garage at his Highway 334 home. (June 23, 2010, Page 1A)

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    4 Responses to “Oxford mourns loss of community leader”

    1. Lacrecia Smith says:

      Oh behalf of Dr. Kary E. Harris and the Union Baptist Church Family of Buford, GA, we send our thoughts and prayers to the family of our dear friend, Sis. Phyllis Crenshaw as she mourns the loss of her father Mr. Leonard Thompson.

    2. Doreen George says:

      To Phyllis and family,I will continue to pray for the family,for strength and love.Love you all, God Bless.

    3. Maria Hill-Pulliam says:

      Phyllis and Family Rejoice anyway God’s Grace and Mercy is everlasting and at this time in your life it is overflowing like the mighty river of Jordan. Keep looking to the hills from whence your strenght comes. Remember everyday has a yesterday. This is my prayer for you and your family. God bless Classmate–KOKO

    4. DEBRA GORDON BROWN says:

      TO MRS. JULIA THOMPSON,and family, words cannot express how sad I feel over the loss of your loved one, you are all in my prayers,he was a very special man,it is so great just to know that god made him just for you and allowed you to keep him for over 50 years,that’s a lot of memories and you get to keep them forever, may god bless you,phyllis,and byron.

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