Mr. Billy A. Thompson, age 82 of Fayetteville passed to his heavenly home on January 17, 2008 at Lincoln Skill Care Center surrounded by his family. Mr. Thompson was a retired employee of the City of Fayetteville and was a faithful member of the Maranatha Baptist Church. He loved to talk and never met a stranger. He was a ?special dad? to his beloved pets, “Lucky and Cutie”. He was a native of Lincoln County and the son of the late Newt and Bessie Thompson. He was preceded in death by two sisters Catherine Moyers and Louise Brooks. Survivors include his wife Pauline Tucker Thompson of Fayetteville, three daughters, Charlotte Williams and husband Gary of Millbrook, AL, Cathy Santoyo and husband Kevin of Eton, GA, Melody Layne and husband Mike of Fayetteville; three sons Jimmy Thompson, Gene Thompson and wife Wanda, Mike Thompson and wife Kathy, all of Lincoln County, daughter-in-law Rosemary Thompson of Fayetteville, one sister Virginia Hammok of Fairfield, OH, fifteen grandchildren, fifteen great grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews. All who knew and loved him will miss him greatly. Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00PM Sunday at Higgins Funeral Home with Rev. Van Johnson and Mike Layne officiating. Burial will follow in Stewarts Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be Saturday evening 5-8PM at Higgins Funeral Home.