Taylor Nathan Thursby, 21, born in Bradenton, died Tuesday, August 3, 2010 in Valrico, Florida. Services will be at 12:00 p.m. Saturday, August 7, 2010, at Griffith-Cline Funeral Home, 720 Manatee Avenue West, Bradenton, with Pastor Paul Cooke of Crossway Fellowship Church in Athens, Georgia, officiating. There will be a viewing and the family will receive friends beginning at 11:00 a.m. at Griffith-Cline. Burial will be at Mansion Memorial Park in Ellenton. Taylor graduated in 2007 from Oconee County High School, Watkinsville, Georgia. He attended Gainesville State College, Watkinsville, for two years, recently moved back to the Bradenton area and was preparing to enter the military service. He was predeceased by his paternal grandparents, Herbert and Lena Thursby of Bradenton; and his maternal grandfather, Frank Warren, of Barnsdall, Oklahoma. He is survived by his father, Tom Thursby, Valrico; mother, Linda Thursby, Bradenton; step-mother, Sandy Thursby, Watkinsville; brother, Wayne Thursby and wife Nancy, Sarasota; sister, Sara Roberts and husband Noah, Bradenton; nieces and nephews, Abby, Clayton, Kayley and Noah John Jr.; and maternal grandmother, Sue Moyer, Pawhuska, Oklahoma; aunts and uncles, Cecil and Kay Thursby, Helen Barfield, Pat and Bill Smith, Shelia and Frank Bellamy, Barbara and Gary Strahan, Allen Warren, and 10 cousins. Taylor was a joy. He is deeply loved and will be greatly missed by all who knew him. In lieu of flowers, the family is asking that contributions be made to the Crossway Fellowship Church, P.O. Box 268, Watkinsville, GA 30677.
Published in The Bradenton Herald on Aug. 6, 2010