Thula Pearl Hollingshead Thurman, age 72, passed away on Wednesday, April 30, 2014 in Beaumont, TX. Graveside services will be at 1:00 PM on Saturday, May 3, 2014 at Forest Lawn Memorial Park. Visitation will be from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM at Forest Lawn Funeral Home on Saturday, May 3, 2014. Pearl was born in Devers, Texas on July 2, 1941 to the late Jesse Dennis and Thula Shaw Hollingshead. She worked as a nurses aide for many years. Pearl enjoyed sports of all kinds, especially bull riding and NASCAR. She loved doing crafts and finding new ideas on HGTV. Pearl was preceded in death by her parents, husband Herman Dwitt Thurman, Sr., two brothers; Jesse James Hollingshead and Eugene M. Hollingshead, and two sisters; Lavada Ruth Ellander and Freddie Elizabeth McReynolds. Survivors include her son, Herman Dwitt Thurman, Jr. of Dallas, TX, two daughters; Ronda Authement of Minden, LA and Denise Dewveall (Cliff) of Dover, AR and two brothers; Albert L. Hollingshead of Moss Bluff, TX and Thurman C. Hollingshead of Nederland, TX. Four grandchildren; Jesse Thurman (Ashley) of Conway, AR, Caitlin Dewveall of Dover, AR, Adam Authement and Kaycee Authement both of Brookland, TX. Memorials may be made to Harbor Hospice of Beaumont.
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Published in The Beaumont Enterprise on May 3, 2014