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Mildred Deliah Thurman, 82, of Crab Orchard, TN, passed away Tuesday, April 26, 2016, at Cumberland House in Crossville. She was born Oct. 13, 1933, in Spring City, TN, daughter of the late James Oliver Dannel and Julia Mae (Burns) Dannel. Mildred worked in Fairfield Glade as a housekeeper and was a member of the Haley's Grove Baptist Church.
She is survived by her son, Carroll Thurman (Eula); daughter, Marilyn Hamby; sister, Wilma Sherrill; and brothers, Calvin Dannel and Buddy Dannel.
She is also survived by nine grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and eight great-great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, Mildred was preceded in death by her husband, Woodrow Thurman; brother, Kenneth Dannel; and sisters, Inas Underwood, Irene Godsey, Sylvia Godsey, Agnes Sherrill, Edna Huston, Melba Gunter, Geraldine Smith and Gladys Sherrill.
Funeral services were held at Bilbrey Funeral Home on Friday, April 29, 2016, at 10 a.m. with Bro. Brian Smith and Bro. Mike Kerley officiating. Interment in Worthington Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Ricky Thurman, Lynn Thurman, Dillon Thurman, Arles Norris, Wayne Norris, Jacob Emerson, Adam Emerson and James Fields.
Bilbrey Funeral Home, Inc. (www.bilbreyfh.com) was in charge of the arrangements.
Published on May 2, 2016
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