Happy Birthday, John!
John Thompson turned 90 at the end of January, and his wife of 43 years, Elaine, threw him a huge surprise party at the TowneBank Great Bridge Community Room. Friends streamed into the open house over three hours, as John is very popular and well respected in the community and the Southside Lions Club. The party was catered by 29:11 Celebrations.
From left: Siobhan Sullivan, Ann Kelly and Marsha VanBourgondien
John and Elaine Thompson arrive at TowneBank Community Room for his surprise 90th birthday party. Grandniece Siobhan Sullivan greeted them.
The Thompsons' niece Lisa Sullivan, RN flew in from the Mayo Clinic
From left: John and Elaine Thompson with Dee and Wes Bartlett
John and Elaine Thompson have been married for 43 years
From left: Internet Marketing Design Owner Terry Young, The Shopper COO Nikki Young, The Shopper Client Relations Manager Jeff Barnard, and William Doxey
Karen Cooper Collins and Richard Woodruff
From left: newlyweds Bruce and Ronda Carper with Ronda's mother Mardie DeFeo
John Thompson with grandniece Siobhan Sullivan
Natalie East and Scott Freeman
Old friends Joe and Nancy Schaedel. Joe is in the Southside Lions Club with John.
Michael Breen, left, and John Thompson
The Loxley-Barnard family members enjoyed the event together
From left: William Doxey, Elaine Thompson, and The Shopper Client Relations Manager Jeff Barnard
Bill Morgan, left, and John Thompson
The Eppley family, from left: Kevin Eppley, son-in-law Joey Vivardis, Mary Vivardis and Susie Eppley
John's niece and nephew Mary Laura Thompson with Bob Thompson from Boston
From left: lifelong friends The Shopper Publisher Jean Loxley-Barnard, Elaine and John Thompson, grandniece Siobhan Sullivan and Terry Barnard
From left: sisters Ann May and The Shopper Publisher Jean Loxley-Barnard with long-time friends Elaine Thompson and Mardie DeFeo
John Thompson and Robin Morgan
From left: Bill Morgan, John Thompson, and Robin Morgan
From left: John May, Terry Barnard, and The Shopper Publisher Jean Loxley-Barnard
Terry Barnard and Natalie East
From left: Mike Felts, Judge Preston Grissom, and Ken Clarke
Elaine's sister Sharon Woodruff (flown in from Iowa), left, with Susan Clarke
Elaine's old friend Dee Bartlett (from Greenville), left, with Elaine Thompson
Friend and neighbor, Vista Cotton, left, and Elaine Thompson
From left: Ruth Benjaminson and daughters Susan Geoghegan and Leslie Benjaminson with Jean Bailey. Susan is a wedding and event coordinator and owner of 29:11 Celebrations.
Sharon Woodruff, left, and Mary Thurman
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