The Thurmon Family
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Family History
Mary Ruth



Harris Parks


February 01, 1931 -

Married Polly


  • Larry Parks _ (Patsye)

                        Brandon Thurmon

                        Michael Thurmon (July 5)


  • David Edward - 3-14-2009

                       Alli Rose Thurmon

                       Drew Thurmon

                       Shane Thurmon (Stephanie Staymate)
                                David Beau Thurmon (6-11-2010)


  • Martha Ruth Watkins

                       Jason Parks Watkins (Courtney)


Martha Ruth Thurmon Watkins, 56, of Dyersburg, passed away Thursday, October 16, 2014 at her home.

Ms. Watkins was a member of Parr Avenue church of Christ.

There will be no public memorial services.

She is survived by her parents, H. Parks and Polly Thurmon of Dyersburg; her son, Jason Parks Watkins (Courtney) of Germantown TN; one brother, Larry Parks Thurmon (Patsye) of Clinton, TN.; three grandchildren, Jacey Watkins, Cole Watkins, and Ella Watkins; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her brother, David Edward Thurmon.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Dyersburg/Dyer County Humane Society. Dyersburg Funeral Home is in charge of these arrangements.

Online condolences for the Watkins family may be sent to our website at



David Edward Thurmon went home to the Lord following an automobile accident outside of Jackson, TN

His obituary in the Dyersburg State Gazette:


David E. Thurmon, 53, of Dyersburg, died Saturday, March 14, 2009 at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital.

He was an employee of First Citizens National Bank, beginning in 1974, and held many positions throughout his career including senior programmer, assistant vice president and data processing manager, vice president and information systems manager, senior vice president and vice president I Series officer; he was a charter member and president of Dyersburg Dogwood Kiwanis Club, a minor league baseball coach, and served in the Terrific Kids program, Dyersburg Christmas Parade, as an American Cancer Society Relay for Life volunteer, Dogwood Dash committee member and Tennessee Leukemia Society volunteer; he was a graduate of Bank Administration Institute's School for Bank Administration at the University of Wisconsin, Dyersburg/Dyer County Leadership, Kiwanis Leadership Development Program, attended Dyersburg State Community College and was a member of the Church of Christ.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at West Dyersburg Church of Christ with Bro. Parks Thurmon and Wendell West officiating. Burial will be in Dyer County Memorial Gardens in Dyersburg.

The family will receive visitors from 5-8 p.m. today at Johnson-Williams Funeral Home.

Survivors include a daughter, Alli Rose Thurmon of Memphis; two sons, Drew Thurmon of Dyersburg and Shane Thurmon of Newbern; his parents, Parks and Polly Thurmon of Dyersburg; a sister, Martha Ruth Watkins of Dyersburg; and a brother, Larry Parks Thurmon of Clinton.

Pallbearers will be Drew Thurmon, Shane Thurmon, Jason Watkins, Terry Seaton, Michael Thurmon and Brandon Thurmon. Honorary pallbearers will be Jeff Agee, Katie Winchester, Judy Long, Jerry Cantrell, Shirley McGuire, Tina Kirby, Vickie Sansom, Debbie Dosier and Angie Lawrence.

The family requests that any memorials be directed to Parr Avenue Church of Christ, P.O. Box 651, Dyersburg, TN 38024.


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David Thurmon


Larry's family             
                                                                                                                                          Brandon Thurmon and family



David's family


David's family

Martha Ruth's family








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