Joe Ann Yvonne ‘Mama Joe’ Thurman

Published 5:00 am Friday, October 12, 2007

Services for Joe Ann Yvonne “Mama Joe” Thurman, of Madison, willbe held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, at Riverwood Family FuneralService Chapel with burial in Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery inMonticello.

Visitation is Friday from 5 until 8 p.m. at the funeralhome.

Mrs. Thurman, 71, died Oct. 11, 2007, at Hospice Ministries inRidgeland. She was born on Sept. 4, 1936, to Hulen Thames and JanieBallard Thames.

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She was a seamstress. She was a member of New Hope BaptistChurch in Lawrence County.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her brothers BlackieThames, Howard Thames and Melvin Thames; her sisters, JennelleSummersgile and Vernell Thames.

Survivors are her sons, Allen Thurman, Jeff Thurman and RickeyThurman; her daughters, Glinda Hale and Susan Parker; her brother,Shelton Thames; her sister, Huley Jones; her 10 grandchildren andfive great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718.