James Thompson

James "Bo" Thompson

Saturday, June 17th, 1944 - Monday, June 22nd, 2020
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James Fred Borland “Bo” Thompson, 76 of Franklin, passed away on Monday, June 22, 2020.

Born in Sandersville, GA, he was the son of the late Carl Alexander Thompson and Mary Will Johnson Thompson. Bo was a true southern gentleman and his faith and wife Eula were always his top priority. He was loved by all who truly knew him. He loved honest, hard work. He had a love for antiques and enjoyed working at Whistle Stop Antiques for many years during his retirement. He was a devoted member of Holly Springs Baptist Church. He was also a member of the Blue Ridge Masonic Lodge and the San Marano Masonic Lodge in Greensboro, GA.

He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Eula Beam Thompson of Franklin; Godson, Chris VanderWoude of Franklin, God-son, Scott VanderWoude Of Franklin and cousin, James Willard Thompson MD of Highlands.

A Funeral Service will be held at 2:00 PM, Saturday, June 27th at Holly Springs Baptist Church. Rev. Donnie Seagle will officiate and Rev. Gene Hawkins, Bruce Merriman and Jim VanderWoude will share some additional words. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Holly Springs Baptist Church, 366 Holly Springs Church Road, Franklin, NC 28734.

Macon Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

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  • Funeral Service

    Saturday, June 27th, 2020 | 2:00pm
    Saturday, June 27th, 2020 2:00pm
    Holly Springs Baptist Church
    417 Holly Springs Church Road
    Franklin, NC 28734
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Interment

    Saturday, June 27th, 2020 |
    Saturday, June 27th, 2020
    Holly Springs Baptist Cemetery (Jennings Cemetery)
    366 Holly Springs Church Road
    FRANKLIN, NC 28734
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email


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Terry Wiley

Posted at 04:58pm
While I only met and got the chance to become friends with Bo and Eula a few years ago, I will surely miss seeing him when my wife and I visit Franklin. Our prayers are with all.

Jon Brown

Posted at 01:34pm
My condolences. I loved getting to know Bo. What a great man.

Amy Eley Simpson

Posted at 08:49pm
Sending our thoughts, love, and prayers. I enjoyed visiting the antique store while growing up in White Plains. You were a good friend to my Daddy. I know you are both reunited in heaven.

Thurmond W. Jarrard

Posted at 08:27pm
Recalling the many memories Borland & I (Thurmond Jarrard) made through school & growing up in Siloam-White Plains. He was a good friend and a real hard worker. Glad I got to visit with he & Eula the latter part of last year. He will be missed.

Kay Boswell

Posted at 05:16pm
I’m so sorry to hear about Bo. He had a love for antiques and so did I. I have missed seeing him and Eula for the last several years. I will keep them in my prayers!🙏🙏

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