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March 27, 1963 ~ April 5, 2019 (age 56)
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Tony Lynn Thurman, age 56, of Athens, passed away Friday, April 5, 2019, at his residence.

A native and lifelong resident of McMinn County, he was the son of the late  Ernest Wesley and Jewell Spurling Thurman. He was a former employee of Athens Manufacturing Company and was a member of Athens Free Saints True Holiness Church.

Survivors include a daughter,

   Chelsea Nicole Faye Thurman

Two sisters,

   Regina Thurman

   Renee Cagle and husband, Dan

One niece, Myra Thurman

One nephew, Eric Cagle and wife, Brittany

Several cousins, and great nephews

Special aunt, Peggy Wade, along with other aunts and uncles


A Celebration of Tony’s life will be 4 pm Saturday, April 13, 2019 at Athens Free Saints True Holiness Church with the Rev. Bill Hicks officiating.


The family will receive friends from 2-4 pm Saturday at Athens Free Saints True Holiness Church.


If you cannot attend the memorial service, sign the guest registry at


Ziegler Funeral Home has been entrusted with the care of Tony Lynn Thurman.

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