Grady Thurman

86 year old Grady Thurman of Smithville died Tuesday at his residence. He was a member of the Smithville Church of Christ, a retired construction worker, a farmer, and an employee of Carrier. The funeral will be Thursday at 11:00 a.m. DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Tim Woodward and Dan Gulley will officiate and burial will be in the Whorton Springs Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 11:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Thursday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service. Thurman was preceded in death by his parents, William Alonzo and Birchie Ann Vaughn Thurman; his wife, Edith Jo Thurman; a daughter, Sandra Sue Thurman; three sisters, Lorrine Foutch, Myrtle Gilam, Nadine Lawrence; and a nephew, Thomas Vaughn. Survivors include a son, William Moss Thurman of Cookeville. A nephew, David “Boxie” Foutch of Smithville. Special niece and nephew, Deborah Goodwin and Carl Lee Webb of Smithville. Special family, Melvin, Teresa, Karley, Carl, Robin, Justin, Mary, and Brayden Knowles; and special friend, Jean Love. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements. The family asks that donations be made to DeKalb Funeral Chapel, in memory of Mr. Grady, in lieu of flowers.

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