Gladys Addie Hill Thurman, age 80, of Decatur, passed away Friday night, February 19, 2021, at her residence.
She was born in Knoxville to the late Harley Hill Sr. and Addie Howell Hill and was a longtime resident of Meigs County. Gladys was preceded in death by her husband of 44 years, Preston (John) Thurman on December 26, 2001. Also preceding her in death are 2 sisters, Margaret Thurman and Willie Simmons, 4 brothers, Glenn Hill, Jim Simmons, Clay Hill and Fred Simmons.
Gladys was formerly employed with Shaw Industries and Life Care of Athens. She had a great love for her children, grandchildren, her dog Jake and also her cat. She was an avid reader and was a huge fan of Elvis Presley.
She is survived by her loving family
3 daughters, Debbie Rymer and husband James, Lynn Webb and husband Raymond, and Charlotte Vandergriff and husband Robert
1 son, Terry Thurman and wife Rhonda
7 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and 8 great-great grandchildren
Along with several nieces and nephews
Graveside services will be 1:00 pm Wednesday, February 24, 2021, at St. Mary Methodist Cemetery in Madisonville, with Brother Joe Davis officiating.
Serving as pallbearers will be, Terry Thurman, Dakota Thurman, Ralph Trent, Joe Broyles, Bobby Vandergriff and Marcus Jolley.
The family will receive at Ziegler Funeral Home on Wednesday, February 24, 2021, beginning at 11:00 am until 12:30 pm.
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Ziegler Funeral Home has been entrusted with the care of Gladys Addie Hill Thurman.
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