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Ray Thurman

August 6, 1962 ~ September 26, 2019 (age 57)

Ray Thurman, 57, of Calhoun, died Thursday, September 26, 2019 in Redmond Regional Medical Center, following two years of declining health.


Ray was born in Cartersville, GA on August 6, 1962, son of Willie Bell Thurmond Cowart and the late Luther Harold Whitener. He enjoyed the outdoors, fishing, hunting, and mowing his lawn. Prior to retirement, he was employed by Mohawk Industries. He was of the Christian faith.


Survivors include his daughter, Amber Thurman and her fiancé, Sammy McGee of Calhoun; his mother, Willie Bell Thurman Cowart of Calhoun; his sister, Tammy Thurman; along with an aunt, uncles, and cousins.


Services to honor the life of Ray Thurman will be held Monday, September 30, 2019 at 11:00 AM from the chapel of Max Brannon and Sons Funeral Home, with Rev. Terry Timms officiating. Interment will follow in Mount Pleasant Baptist Church Cemetery near Rydal. Pallbearers serving will include Anthony Gregory, Ricky Thurman, Ronald Thaggard, Nicole Simerly, Emma Russell, and Sammy McGee.


The family will receive friends on Sunday, September 29th between the hours of 2:00 PM and 7:00 PM. Condolences may be expressed and the guest register signed at


Max Brannon and Sons Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Ray Thurman, 57, of Calhoun.

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