Published 8:42 am Friday, November 19, 2010
Mrs. Ann Harris Compton, 79, of Demopolis died Wednesday, November 17, 2010 at Bryan Whitfield Memorial Hospital in Demopolis, Alabama, after a short stay following a heart attack. There will be a celebration of her life at the First United Methodist Church of Demopolis on Tuesday, November 30 at 10:30 a.m. with Dr. Art Luckie officiating. She is survived by Thomas Cleveland Compton, Jr. (husband of 61 years), Madelyn “Lynn” Compton Taylor (daughter), Marlin Compton Taylor (grandson), Margarete Fay Compton Adams (daughter), Bradford Compton Adams (grandson), Bradford Dakota Adams (great-grandson), Lee Compton Arrington (daughter), William “Bill” M. Arrington (son-in-law), James “Jim” Compton Smith (grandson), Thomas Judson “Jud” Compton Arrington (grandson), Willie Bell Barnett (close family friend), Brownie & Baby (beloved family pets). Mrs. Compton was born in Mobile, Alabama, daughter of Douglas Cogar Harris and Francis Lee Harris Kearley. She moved to Demopolis after marrying T.C. Compton Jr., on March 5, 1949. They lived and reared their three daughters in Demopolis while living on Compton Farm west of town. There is a memorial fund at the First United Methodist Church to which many friends and relatives are making contributions in her memory. She was an active member of the church for many years. A life member of the United Methodist Women, she was a Sunday school teacher for numerous years and taught at the Methodist Kindergarten with Allie Gentry for 35 years. She was a past Emmaus lay director and known to many as Mother Emmaus. Mrs. Compton loved children, her own and others, and served as a Girl Scout leader and mentor to many. She was a poet and honored those around her with her talent. She was a very gentile, caring and generous lady who was loved and admired by all who knew her.