Eva Christine Thurman Davis
Born 11/12/30 Shallowater, Texas
Married Silas LeRoy Davis 11/8/73 Andrews County (recorded Ector County, Texas) Died 10/21/99 San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas. Buried 10/29/99 Fort Sam Houston National Cemetary, Section 22, Grave 3, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas. Eva Christine was born on November 12, 1930 in Shallowater, Texas. She graduated from Levelland High School and joined the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean War. She lived many years in Odessa, Texas. She married Silas Leroy Davis on November 8, 1973 in Andrews, Texas. She and LeRoy travelled over much of the U.S. until his death in 1978. In May of 1998 she was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. She died October 21, 1999 in San Antonio, Texas following the failure of her second chemotherapy agent. She was preceeded in death by her parents, Robert Lee Thurman and Dorothy May Franklin Thurman of Levelland, Texas; and four sisters, Letha Thurman Wright, Lucy O'Rilla Thurman, Glen Thurman O'Donnell, Julia May Thurman. She is survived by two brothers, Hollis Eugene Thurman and Robert Louis Thurman; three sisters, Mary Pearl Thurman Mabe, Tabitha Lee Thurman Cox, and Pauline Thurman Newcomb; two children Donalda Elaine Mulrooney and Christopher Bryant Davis; and one grandchild, John Michael Spears.
Oscar Samuel Thurman
Oscar Samuel Thurman, 89, formerly of Desloge died Dec. 2 at Fleur de Lis Nursing home. He was born Oct. 29, 1896 at Graniteville, son of the late Henry & Isabelle Strickland Thurman. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Nina Elvetta Thurman. He is survived by two sons, Jewell Thurman & Ronald Thurman both of Bonne Terre; one daughter, Jacqueline Komar of Ironton; six grandchildren & four great-grandchildren. Friends may call after 6 p.m. today at Bert Boyer Funeral Home in Leadwood. Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Bert Boyer Funeral Chapel with Rev. Lon Briges officiating. Burial will be in Doe Run Cemetery.
Nina Elzetta Thurman
Nina Elzetta Thurman, 81, of Desloge, died Jan. 19 at Farmington Community Hospital. She was born July 22, 1903 in Doe run to the late Cicero Garfield and Cora Isabelle Donation Mathews. She is survived by her husband, Oscar Thurman, of Desloge, two sons: Jewell ?Thurman of Doe Run and Ronald Thurman of Farmington; one daughter, Jacqueline (Mrs.. John) Komar, of Ironton; one brother, Ted Mathews, of the state of Georgia; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Friends may call today at the Bert Boyer Funeral Home. Service will be held 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Boyer Chapel with Rev. Howard Miller officiating. Burial will be in Doe Run Cemetery. If desire, memorial may be made to the American Cancer society.
Charles Ray Thurman
Charles Ray Thurman of Leadwood was born in Graniteville June 18, 1901 and died at his residence Thursday, December 22, 1966, at the age of 65 years. His wife, Gertrude Thurman; three daughters, Norma Ruth (Mrs. Virgil) Morris of Wentzville; Roberta (Mrs. Charles) Mathess of Columbus, GA; Joyce (Mrs. Herbert) Griffin of Van Nuys, California survive him. One brother, Oscar Thurman of Desloge; one sister, Mrs. Mae Crocker of Middlebrook, ten grandchildren and two great-grandchildren also survive. Rev. Milton McBride, assisted by Rev. John Rider, conducted funeral services Sunday afternoon, December 25, 1966, at 2 O 'clock at Leadwood Baptist Church. Interment was in Leadwood Cemetery with arrangements under the direction of Bert Boyer Funeral Service.
Edward Thurman, son of Mrs. B.R. Thurman and a brother of both Harry Thurman and Mrs. Leo Bourchard, died suddenly in St. Louis last Sunday morning. He was found dead in his cell at the St. Louis work house where he had been committed on a charge of drunkenness. Mr. Thurman had been committed to the City Hospital on Wednesday and was reported in a serious condition. Why his mother or other relatives were not notified is not known, but they were not informed of his serious condition nor of his death until they heard the news of his death over the radio. He was released from the City Hospital Saturday and was fined and taken to the workhouse. Sunday morning he was discovered dead in his cell at the workhouse. The cause of death is unknown. His sudden death was a great shock to his mother and family. Edward Francis Thurman, son of Mrs. Jennie Thurman and the late B.R. Thurman, was born in Bonne Terre December 6, 1914 and died in St. Louis February 22, 1948, at the age of 33 years, 2 months, and 16 days. Surviving are his mother, Mrs. Jennie Thurman; three sisters, Bernice (Mrs. M.M.) Drake of Webster Groves; Lucretia (Mrs. Bradford) Delano of Glendale; Louise (Mrs. Leo) Bouchard of Bonne Terre; two brothers, Harry and Virgil Thurman, both of Bonne Terre; two nieces, three nephews, and a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday afternoon, February 24, 1948, by Rev. Monk Bryan, pastor of Centenary Methodist Church, at the Benham Undertaking Parlors at two o'clock. Interment was made in St. Francois Memorial Park.
Ervin F. Thurman
Died when he fell off the front porch when it was covered in ice. Leg kicked and broken by a horse when he was a child so it never set up correctly. He lost his balance and fell. Ervin F. Thurman of 9855 Luma Avenue, Lemay, MO was born July 3, 1891 at Graniteville, MO to the late Henry and Isabelle Strickland Thurman and died at the Missouri Baptist Hospital in St. Louis, Sunday, February 10, 1952 at the age of 60 years, 7 months, 7 days. He is survived by his wife, Ethel Mayberry Thurman and following children: Mrs. Zona Young, Ovel Thurman, and Mrs. Permelia Unbintino of St. Louis, and Ervin W. Thurman of Camp Kessler Air Force Base in Mississippi. He also leaves five grandchildren, two brothers, and one sister, Oscar Thurman and Charles Thurman of Desloge, and Mrs. (Iva) May Crocker of Middlebrook, Missouri. A short funeral service was held at the Southern Funeral Home of South Grand, St. Louis, Monday evening. The body lay in state at the C.Z. Boyer Funeral Home in Desloge until Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. when services were held at the Church of God in Leadwood, conducted by Rev. Aaron Hahn, assisted by the pastor, Rev. John Beckler. Interment was in Leadwood Cemetery.
Fred D. "Denny" Thurman
Fred D. "Denny" Thurman of Farmington was born to Fred P. "Teddy" and Marie Thurman on January 6, 1949 in Bonne Terre and died April 30, 1999 at his residence at the age of 50 years. He was a Union Electric employee for 26 years, last working as maintenance supervisor at the Rush Island Ameren UE plant. He was a U.S. Army veteran and a member of Farmington First Free Will Baptist Church and Show Me Vettes Corvette Club of Farmington. His first wife, Rebecca Maxson Thurman, preceded him in death. His wife, Terri (Bauer) Thurman of Farmington; his parents of Farmington; daughters: Kara Thurman of Marshall and Kelli (Mrs. Alex) Freitas of St. Peters; a son, Kevin (& Karri) Thurman of Farmington; and stepchildren: Chad Boyer of DeSoto and Shannon Boyer of Orlando, Florida survive him. A brother, Bob (& Donna) Thurman of Farmington; and five grandchildren: Rile, Evan, and Sophi Thurman of Farmington and Alison and Hannah Freitas of St. Peters also survive. Rev. David Bates conducted funeral services Monday afternoon at 1 o'clock at Taylor Funeral Service Chapel. Burial was in Three Rivers Cemetery of rural Farmington with arrangements under the direction of Taylor Funeral Service of Farmington. Memorials may be made to Jefferson Memorial Hosptial Cancer Care Center.
(Mrs. George A. "Major" Thurman). Mrs. G.A. Thurman, nee Nancy Rickard, passed away at her home in Farmington, Route Four, at 10 o'clock Wednesday morning, June 22, 1938, at the age of 81 years, 9 months. She was the daughter of the late Samuel and Elizabeth Rickard. On January 22, 1885 she was united in marriage to G.A. Thurman and to this union six children were born, 1 dying in infancy and their only daughter, Alma (Mrs. Garvey) Hughes, passed away 15 years ago. She is survived by her husband and four sons: Lawrence, Willard, and Lou Thurman of Farmington, and Mell Thurman of Bloomsdale; one brother, John Rickard, of Farmington; twelve grandchildren, one great-grandchild, other relatives and friends. She was converted at an early age and united with the Little Vine Church where she remained a member until her death. She possessed a quiet disposition, always committing herself to her family, she was a devoted wife and mother. Rev. E.C. Abernathy, pastor of the First Baptist Church in Flat River, assisted by F.Q. Crockett, conducted funeral services Friday, June 24, 1938, at the First Baptist Church in Farmington. Burial was in Parkview Cemetery by Boyer Services.
George A. "Major" Thurman
George A. "Major" Thurman was born in Ste. Genevieve County, MO on June 7, 1856 and passed away at 8 a.m. Wednesday, November 20, 1946, at the home of his son, Lawrence Thurman, 419 W. Liberty Street, Farmington, at the advanced age of 90 years, 5 months, and 13 days. He was a son of the late Richard and Lavina Pinkston Thurman, pioneers of Ste. Genevieve County. He was united in marriage to Nancy Rickard, who preceded him in death. A son, Lon Thurman and a daughter, Alma (Mrs. Hardy) Hughes of Cantwell are also deceased. He leaves to mourn his passing three sons, Lawrence, Willard, and Mell Thurman, all of Farmington, other relatives and many friends. Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon, November 24, 1946, at the Farmington Baptist Church conducted by the pastor, Rev. R. Ray Stone. Interment will be in Parkview Cemetery. Boyer Service.
George D. Thurman
George D. Thurman of Desloge died May 23, 19__ at his residence. He was born February 18, 1891 at Silver Springs, MO, the son of Henry E. Thurman and Emma Miller. The survivors are his wife, Sarah (Jackson) Thurman; four daughters, Lora Vureen (Mrs. James O.) Crane of Florissant; Norma Maxine (Mrs. Robert H.) Ebersole of Grosse Pointe, MI; June May (Mrs. Jerry S.) Estes of Springfield, MO; Joan Joy (Mrs. Farris W.) Zuspan of Brentwood; six grandchildren; four brothers, Elbert C. of Denver, CO; Lewis of Bonne Terre; Fenton B. of Festus; three sisters, Laura (Mrs. Harry) Hoskings of Bonne Terre; Mrs. Elsie Hammack of Flat River; Adelphia (Mrs. Ray) Arenz of Bonne Terre. Services will be conducted Thursday at 2:30 p.m. at the Church of Christ Flat River by Evangelist Fred Killbrew of Senah, Missouri. Burial will be at the St. Francois Memorial Park under the direction of the Murphy Sparks Funeral Home of Flat River. Remains will be taken to the Church at 1 p.m. to lie in state until service time.
Henry E. Thurman
Henry E. Thurman of Bonne Terre passed away on Wednesday, October 11, 1950, at 1:00 a.m. having reached the advanced age of 89 years, 2 months, 19 days. He suffered a fractured right hip in a fall on Tuesday morning, October 3, 1950, and the injury hastened his death. A son of the late Joshua and Eleanor League Thurman, he was born in the Hazel Run community on July 22, 1861 and spent his early childhood there. He was united in marriage to Emma Augusta Miller on April 17, 1883, in Silver Springs. They were the parents of ten children: George and Lewis Thurman, Laura (Mrs. Harry) Hoskings, and Adelphia (Mrs. Ray) Arenz,Bonne Terre; Fenton Thurman, Festus; Rose (Mrs. P.W.) Keay, Elvins; Elsie (Mrs. L.V.) Hammack, Flat River; Elbert Thurman, Detroit, MI; Frank Thurman, Loveland, CO; and a son, Pearl Emmanuel, who passed away in October, 1908. Mrs. Thurman preceded her husband in death on May 30, 1944. Besides the nine children he leaves a brother and sister, Marion Thurman, Desloge and Mrs. Cora Reese, St. Louis, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, other relatives and many friends.
James A. Thurman
James A. Thurman, 87, died in a hospital in St. Louis Friday, June 3, 19__, of infirmities. He was a father of Mrs. George Bangert of Bonne Terre. Mr. Thurman is survived by sixteen children, namely, Mrs. George Bangert, Bonne Terre; Mrs. Dorothy Roach, St. Louis; Walter Thurman, Detroit, MI; Mrs. Elmer Moon, St. Louis; Mrs. Lydia Cobb, Chicago, IL; Mrs. Sarah Metcalf, St. Louis; Mrs. Artie Womack, DeSoto; Mrs. Viola Hall, Mrs. Ruby Johnson, and Mrs. Ava Kemp, all of St. Louis; Arnold Thurman, VA; Mrs. Evelyn Parker, Mrs. Gladys Hitchenboch, Mrs. Gertrude Redeaut, Mrs. Edna Roach, and James Thurman, Jr., all of St. Louis. Funeral services were conducted Monday, June 6, 19__, from the Mount Olive Church with interment in the Mount Olive Cemetery. Those going to St. Louis for the services Monday were: Mrs. and Mrs. George Bangert and son, Edwin; Mr. & Mrs. Luther Poston; Mr. and Mrs. Donald Hatcher and children of Bonne Terre; John Bangert of Farmington; and Mrs. Paul Yount of Leadwood.
John Thurman was born on December 29, 1867 in Ste. Genevieve County, MO and passed away suddenly Saturday evening, November 18, 1950, at 9:00 in the Bonne Terre Hospital. He was nearly 83 years of age. He was the son of the late Andrew and Frances Thurman of Ste. Genevieve County; they preceded him in death in 1890 and 1918 respectively. His grammar and high school education was received at the Thurman School in Ste. Genevieve County, and he later attended Carelton College at Farmington. Succeeding his college days, he taught school for thirteen years and at the same time operated a farm near Ste. Genevieve. In 1900 he was employed by the lead company and moved to Desloge where he continued his employment with the company as a carpenter for about 33 years. He was married to Miss Anna Reeder on May 18, 1893 at the bride's home in Little Vine, Missouri. The Rev. N.C. Fleming officiated at the wedding. To this happy union were added seven children, five of whom survive, Miss Ethel Thurman of Maplewood, MO; Leland S. Thurman of Festus; Mrs. Opal Snyder of St. Louis; Mrs. Geneva Faber of Desloge, and Miss Audrey Thurman of Desloge. The two children preceding him in death, both in November, 1942, were Walter Thurman and Mrs. Augusta Pritchett. A grandson whom Mr. and Mrs. Thurman reared, Leland Thurman, Jr., resides in Los Angeles, California. Surviving also are a sister, Mrs. Cora Mackley of Route Two, Farmington; ten grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, and a large number of nieces, nephews, and other relatives remain to mourn his passing.
John Allen Thurman
John Allen Thurman, son of the late William B. and Alice Burch Thurman, died at the Ravenwood Home in Chicago, IL, Saturday, January 6, 1951. He was 68 years and 11 months old. Mr. Thurman was born and reared in the vicinity of Doe Run where he grew to young manhood. When a young man he went to Chicago and joined the police force and at the time of his death was a retired policeman. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Matilda Thurman; four children, who are Gertrude (Mrs. Marvin) Shade, Dorothy (Mrs. Wm.) Johnson, John, Jr., and Theodore, all of Chicago; also six grandchildren; three brothers, Dewey, of Farmington; William P. of Route one Farmington; and James of Chicago; three sisters, Mrs. George Byrd of Flat River; Mrs. Hazel Shelley of Herculaneum; and Mrs. Effie Pirtle of St. Mary's. Three brothers preceded him in death and were, Michael, Clarence, and Samuel. Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday at the First Baptist Church in Chicago with burial there.