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News:  The State Newspaper's Best Funeral Home for the State's Best 2018!

Thank you for naming Thompson Funeral Homes The State Newspaper's Best Funeral Home for the State's Best 2018! It's our privilege and honor to serve you and your families. Thank you! 

News: Thompson Funeral Homes voted #1 in Columbia for 3rd year in a row

A big thank you to everyone who voted Thompson Funeral Homes​ as #1 in Columbia! This is the 3rd year in a row that Columbia Living Magazine​ readers have voted Thompson as Best Funeral Home in the Midlands.

Register now for a Preplanning Seminar 

October 16 at 5:30 pm

Join Thompson Funeral Home for an educational seminar on Tuesday, October 16. We will discuss the important benefits of advance funeral and cremation planning.  Learn how to provide peace of mind for your loved ones and how to avoid mistakes often made during a time of grief.

Thompson Funeral Home
4720 Augusta Road
Lexington, SC 29073
5:30 pm Social with hors d'oeuvres
6 pm Seminar
6:30 pm Dinner
RSVP by 10/11/2018: (803) 996-1023

November 13 at 6:30 pm

Thompson Funeral Homes take pride in its full acceptance and recognition of the LGBTQ+ community in the Midlands. We believe every funeral should be a personal and fitting tribute and all individuals should expect the same high standard of care and commitment. Preplanning for your service provides you with the ability to design exactly what best suits your needs and legacy.

Thompson Funeral Home
200 State Street, West Columbia, SC 29169

6:30 pm Social
7 pm Seminar

RSVP by 11/9/2018: (803) 996-1023

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Coffee & Conversation

Tuesdays until December 18, 2018
2 PM - 4 PM

Thompson Community Care invites seniors who are single or single again, age 55+, to gather for Coffee & Conversation on Tuesdays from 2PM-4PM. If you would like to enjoy good conversation with other folks over a cup of coffee, this is for you! We meet in the education building at Cayce United Methodist Church, 1600 12th Street, Cayce, SC 29033. Enter the church parking lot located behind the church off Naples Ave.

*Cayce UMC has generously donated the meeting space but this program is not affiliated with the church. These gatherings are social in nature and no solicitation regarding services or products will be made.

For more information, please call Mary Beth at (803) 996-1023 or (803) 995-0068.

Sales Associate Job Fair

November 7, 2018
7 - 8 PM

Before you say "NO" to a career in the cemetery industry, learn more about this unique business. Our company is looking for a few sales professionals in the Midlands to join our ever growing sales team. We provide paid training, above average commission, medical/dental/vision, 401k, strong lead programs, career advancement and a flexible schedule. Some evenings and weekends required. If you are passionate, ambitious, goal oriented and driven to succeed, you just may be the person we are looking for to join our team of sales professionals! Refreshments will be provided.

RSVP: Greg Cordak at 803-392-3230 or by email at

Grief Support Group

3rd Monday of each month
3 PM - 4:30 PM

Join us at The Crossings at Columbia for a monthly Grief Support Group. Co-facilitated by local grief counselor Mary Beth Lamey and Anne Abel, group meetings are designed to help take you from hurting to healing. As a group, we can overcome the struggle and build each other up to a healthy state of being. Join us and let the healing begin.

Mary Beth Lamey is a licensed clinical social worker with Thompson Funeral Homes serving as their Community Care Coordinator. Mary Beth graduated from the University of South Carolina with a Masters Degree in Social Work and has provided counseling and support services to grieving families in the Columbia area for over 19 years.

Anne Abel, B.A. Newbury College, CRCFA. She facilitated caregiver support groups for 19 years and has also led workshops and classes for South Carolina activity professionals, Lieutenant Governor's Office on Aging, South Carolina Healthcare Association, Dementia Dialogues, and the Alzheimer's Association. She has worked in Assisted Living communities in various capacities including activity programming, sales, marketing, and Executive Director. Anne is currently at Lighthouse Hospice in Public Relations.

RSVP's are appreciated but not required: (803) 995-0068
The Crossings at Columbia, 2300 Clemson Rd., Columbia, SC 29229


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