WARRENTON, Ga. - Mrs. Barbara Yvonne Petty Thompson of Little Brier Creek Church Rd. entered into rest April 4, 2011 at her residence. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, April 7, 2011 from Little Brier Creek Baptist Church with Rev. Randy Dunaway officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. Mrs. Thompson was born in Jacksonville, Florida but lived in Warrenton most of her life. She had retired as a self employed bookkeeper and had worked for a number of area businesses. As the author of the Tilly the Cow series of children's books, Ms. Thompson brought to life the laughable antics of many of the animals on her family farm. Survivors include her husband, Alton Ware Thompson, Warrenton, Ga;a son, Tommy Thompson; Warrenton, Ga. daughter, Tammy Pretrice Stegall and husband, John, Jacksonville, FL; step-mother Anita "Honey" Petty, Melrose, FL.; brothers, Charles Petty and wife Ginger, Lansing, MI, A.W. Petty and wife Julie, Jacksonville, FL; sisters, Betty Hinson and husband Jim, and Mary Stephens all of Middleburg, FL, Linda Gartz and husband Gordon, Jacksonville, Fl. and granddaughter, Ashley Christine Stegall, Jacksonville, Fl. Friends may call at the residence or at the funeral home from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. , Wednesday, April 6, 2011. Please visit: BeggsFuneralHome.com for additional obituary information or to sign the family's personal guest book. Beggs Funeral Home, 799 Cobbham Road, NE, Thomson, Georgia 706/595-4100.
The Augusta Chronicle-April 6, 2011