Our thoughts and prayers go out to Alice James with Orrell Associates, husband, Rodney Ferrell Thompson, 71, of Hickory, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2016, at his residence.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 20, at St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Joe Westfall officiating. The family will receive friends prior to the service, from 1 to 2 p.m., at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in his honor to the American Diabetes Association, 1300 Baxter St., #150, Charlotte, NC 28204. If you would like to send a card to Alice, send to: Alice James, PO Box 1225, Hickory, NC 28603.