The Herald Banner, Greenville, TX


March 8, 2014

James Compton

Funeral services for Mr. James Weldon Compton, 87-year-old Allen resident, are at 2 p.m. today at the First Baptist Church of Celeste. Brother Jim Sherwin and Ricky Henslee will officiate. Burial will be in the Celeste/Hogeye Cemetery. 

Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home in Leonard is in charge of arrangements..

He passed away March 5, 2014 at the Methodist Richardson Medical Center.

Mr. Compton was born Aug. 16, 1926, in Celeste. His parents were Samuel Monroe and Jewel Comer Compton. He married Audrey Henslee Compton March 2, 1947, and they were married for 67 wonderful years.

He was a devoted father and husband, a WWII veteran, a member of the Baptist Church and a contract jeweler with Zales Jewelers for 40 years.

He loved the outdoors, hunting and fishing at any opportunity, and he loved spending time with his family and always felt blessed to have been the grandfather to Cameron and Ashleigh.

He is survived by his wife, Audrey Compton of Allen; a son and daughter-in-law,  Larry Scott and Tina Compton of Allen; grandchildren  Cameron Taylor Compton and Ashleigh Camile Compton of Allen; his brother and sister-in-law,  Buddy and Novella Compton of Greenville; his sisters, Theda Lacy of Celeste and Peggy McCarley of Blue Ridge; his sister and brother-in-law, Thelma and A.J. Edwards; and numerous nieces and nephews.

An online registry may be signed at

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