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D.A. Thurman

July 2, 2014

D.A. Thurman, 95, of Colorado City, formerly of Big Spring, died Tuesday, July 1, 2014, in a Colorado City nursing home. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 3, 2014, at Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel in Big Spring with Dr. Jerry Sheilds officiating. Interment will follow at Trinity Memorial Park in Big Spring.

He was born Nov. 30, 1918, in Sulphur Springs, Texas and married Ella Mae Carpenter Sept. 26, 1939, in Sulphur Springs, Texas.

He moved to Colorado City in 1950 and then to Big Spring in 1952. He worked as an electrician for Caldwell Electric for more than 34 years. In 2007 he moved back to Colorado City.

D.A. had been a member of Trinity Baptist Church in Big Spring and was currently a member of First Baptist Church in Colorado City. He was a member of Staked Plains Lodge 598 A.F. & A.M. and was a longtime member of the Scottish Rite and the Shriners.

He is survived by his wife, Ella Mae Thurman of Colorado City; a daughter, Shirley McPhaul of Colorado City; a son, Jerry Thurman and wife, Medena of Dallas; six grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by parents; one son, Donnie Thurman; one brother; and three sisters.

The family suggests memorials to First Baptist Church, P. O. Box 641, Colorado City, Texas 79512 or to Valley Fair Nursing Home, 1541 Chestnut St., Colorado City, Texas 79512.

Arrangements under the direction of Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring. Online condolences may be made at: www.npwelch.com

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