Carrie Rice Thurman

Mrs. John T. Thurman
Gladys - Mrs. Carrie Rice Thurman, 76, of Route 2, Gladys died at Lynchburg General Hospital at 8:47 am Wednesday.

Born in Campbell County, she was the daughter of the late Dave and Anne Steppe Rice. She was a member of Swan Creek Baptist Church and the widow of John Thomas Thurman.

She is survived by three sons, Leroy T. Thurman of Cape Charles, Garnette M. Thurman of Rustburg and John T. Thurman, Jr. of Richmond; four daughters, Virgie Ann T. Passoa of Richmond, Mrs. Opal T. Richardson of Lynchburg, Mrs. Viola T. Burnette and Mrs. Jane Poindexter of Gladys; a sister Mrs. Doris Rice Callahan of Roanoke; 17 grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren.

Funeral Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday from Finch and Finch Funeral Chapel. Burial will be in the Thurman Family Cemetery.
Pallbeareres will be Wayne Poindexter, Ricky Bailey, Dennis Burnette, Jerry dale Thurman, Donald Thurman, Dennis Ayers, Bobby Thurman and Morgan Bell.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7 to 9p.m. Friday.

Taken from The News, Lynchburg, VA February 22, 1979
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