Hattie Thurkill

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SHELBY- Hattie Clark Thurkill, 88, of 519 Gold Street, died Friday, Oct. 25, 2013, at Shelby Manor. Born in Cleveland County on April 14, 1925, she was the daughter of Joseph Pinkney and Minnie Blanche Clark. She attended Waco School. Hattie was a homemaker and worked at Dover Textiles as a Lab Technician for 35 years before she retired. She was a member of Dover Baptist Church since 1947. She taught Sunday school in the Primary department for many years, was active in the WMU, and was a member of the Dorcus Esther Sunday School Class.
Hattie was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, Floyd Thurkill; four sisters Martha Clark, Elmener Clark, Pearley Mae Clark, and Gertrude Green; and two brothers, Clarence Clark and Bill Clark.
Hattie is survived by her three sons, Tom Thurkill and wife Charlotte of Shelby, Steve Thurkill and wife Jan of Rocky Mount, and Joe Thurkill and wife Robin of Shelby; grandchildren, Christina Nichols and husband Daniel of Shelby, Jennifer Baez and husband David of Shelby, Allison Thurkill of Raleigh, Ben Thurkill and wife Jenna of Raleigh, and Bradley Thurkill of Shelby; four great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
The family would like to thank the staff at Shelby Manor and Hospice for all the wonderful care they gave to Mrs. Thurkill during her illness and stay.
Visitation: The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service in the sanctuary.
Funeral service: 2 p.m. Monday at Dover Baptist Church
Officiated by: Dr. Bulo Price and the Rev. Jerry Rumfelt
Burial: Will follow at Cleveland Memorial Park
Funeral home: Cecil M. Burton Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the family.
Memorials: May be sent to Hospice Cleveland County, 951 Wendover Heights Drive, Shelby NC 28150
Online guest registry: www.cecilmburtonfuneralhome.com
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Published in Shelby Star on Oct. 26, 2013