John T. Thurman, Sr.

Gladys - John Thomas Thurman, 72, died Tueday at his home, Rt. 2, Gladys.
He was the son of John W. Thurman and Angeline Dawson Thurman and was retired from the Layne Co. He was a veteran od World War I, a member of the American Legion Post 163, and a member of the Baptist Church.
Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Carrie Rice Thurman;, four sons, Leroy T. Thurman of McChord AFB, Tacoma, WA, Duval Thurman of Hurt, Garnette Thurman and John T. Thurman, Jr. of Richmond; four daughters, Mrs. Virgie Passoa of Richmond, Mrs. Opal Bailey of Altavista, Mrs. Viola Burnette and Mrs. Jane Poindexter of Gladys; two brothers, George Thurman and Leeward Thurman of Gladys, one sister, Mrs. John Hall of Gladys; 14 grandchildren.
Finch & Finch Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Taken from The News, Lynchburg, VA April 24, 1968
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