Ruth (Huffman) Thurman (1925 - 2013)

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Mrs. Ruth Huffman Thurman, 88, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013. She was born Oct. 21, 1925 in Lancaster, a daughter of the late Wade Phillip Huffman and Vassie Mull Huffman. Mrs. Thurman was a member of Immanuel Baptist Church for 60 years. She graduated from Lancaster High School in 1942. She worked at the Shell Plant in Charlotte during WWII and later retired from Springs Industries after 37 years.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Samuel G. "Bo" Thurman; two brothers, Forest Huffman and George Mull Huffman; and four sisters, Estelle Cooke, Jane Sutherland, Penny Clough and Bill Dean. A service to celebrate the life of Mrs. Thurman will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 7, at Immanuel Baptist Church with the Revs. Tim Anderson and Dr. W. Harold Owens officiating. Burial will be in the Lancaster Memorial Park.
Mrs. Thurman is survived by three sons, Samuel G. Thurman, Jr., and his wife, Lynda, of Ninety Six, Wayne D. Thurman and his wife, Joyce, of Lancaster, and Dennis W. Thurman and his wife, Renee, of Leesburg, V.A.; seven grandchildren, Cameron Thurman and his wife, Annie, Will Thurman, Hana Thurman, Nori Thurman, Dustin Thurman, Joshua Thurman and Kristin Diekman and her husband, Arthur; and three great-grandchildren, Tristan Thurman, Dylan Thurman and Lila May Diekman.
The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. today, Nov. 6, at Lancaster Funeral Home and other times at the home of Wayne and Joyce Thurman.
Memorial contributions may be made to Immanuel Baptist Church, 1152 Great Falls Highway.
The family wished to express their sincere gratitude to the staff of Regency Hospice, White Oak Manor of Lancaster, and Bluementhal Cancer Center of Charlotte.
Notes to the family may be made at
Lancaster Funeral Home and Cremation Service is serving the family of Mrs. Thurman.
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Lancaster Funeral Home & Cremation Service - Lancaster
709 North White Street Post Office Box 339  Lancaster, SC 29721
(803) 286-5000
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Published in The Lancaster News on Nov. 6, 2013