Bee Thurman, 70

Beatrice “Bea” Griffin (Hill) Thurman, 70, of Three Rivers, went to be with her Lord on Friday, Sept. 14, 2012. She was born in Grenada, Miss. the daughter of William and Carey Hill.

Bea has been a long time resident of Three Rivers. She was employed as a nurse aide at the Three Rivers Hospital, Fairview Nursing Home, and later worked for the Eaton Corp. before retiring. She enjoyed spending time with her kids and grandkids. Playing cards, bid whiz, music, and watching her favorite soap operas.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her late husband Sidney Thurman, who passed on Dec. 12, 2010.

Bea leaves to cherish her loving memory three children, Audrey (Brian) Taylor, Mark Thurman and Greg Thurman and many grandchildren; step-children, Bennie Thurman, Cynthia Philps and Sidney Thurman Jr.; brothers, James (Alice) Johnson, Jessie (Anita) Johnson, Andy (Linda) Johnson and John Johnson.

A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 22 at the Hohner Funeral Home, with Pastor Elbert Foster officiating.

Memorials may be donated to the family. Envelopes available at the Hohner Funeral Home in care of her arrangements. Online condolences may be made at

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