Oran Booker Thurman, Jr.


Oran Booker Thurman, Jr., 63, of 5379 Gladys Road, Altavista, died Tuesday, March 27, 2007, at the residence. He was the husband of Elizabeth "Libby" Thurman. Born June 7, 1943 in Campbell County, he was a son of Dora Mitchell Thurman and the late Oran Booker Thurman, Sr. He was a member of the Campbell County Democratic Committee, a retired homebuilder and a veteran of the U. S. Air Force.
In addition to his wife and his mother, he is survived by two sons, Christopher Oran Thurman of Gretna and Thomas Lee Thurman, Sr. and his wife, Beth of Altavista’ two sisters, Jackie Kidd of Ashboro, North Carolina and Anne Pettit of New Jersey; and four grandchildren, Thomas L. Thurman, Jr., Tyler Thurman, Emily Thurman and Kara Thurman. A funeral service, with military honors, will be conducted at 11 :00 a.m. on Friday, March 30, 2007, in the Finch & Finch Chapel by the Rev. Mike Spence. Interment will follow in the Thurman Family Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday at Finch & Finch, Inc. Funeral and Cremation Service, Altavista and other times at the residence. In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations to the American Cancer Society, 2316 Atherholt Road, Ste 108, Lynchburg, VA 24501.
The News & Advance, Thursday, March 29, 2007
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