Mrs. Martha Thompson passed away yesterday at her home at 104 Olive Avenue. She was born February 11, 1874 in Culbertson, North Carolina. Mrs. Thompson had resided in Taft the past 29 years. Two daughters, Mrs. L.F. Stiles and Mrs. W.L. Cearley of Taft, were having dinner with her when death came by a heart attack as she ended the blessing on her 88th birthday. She was a member of the First Baptist Church. Other survivers includa a daughter, Mrs. C.L. Stalcup of Santa Maria; three sons, Elbert G. Thompson of Taft, and Marvin C. Thompson and Jewell W. Thompson both of Murphy, No. Carolina; eight grandchildren and five great grandchildren.