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Betty J. (Hatfield) Thurman

August 13, 1935 — May 23, 2017

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Mrs. Betty J. Hatfield Thurman age 81, of Franklin, KY. entered into rest Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at 12:40 PM at the Medical Center in Franklin, KY.

Arrangements are under the direction of Gilbert Funeral Home.  Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM Friday, May 26, 2017 at the Franklin First United Methodist Church with burial to follow in the Greenlawn Cemetery.

Mrs. Thurman was born August 13, 1935 in Robertson Co., TN. to the late Clarence Edward Hatfield and the late Lema Roosevelt Ogg Hatfield.  She was the wife of the late Roy Lee Thurman and was preceded in death by 2 sons Timothy Dale and Steve Thurman and 4 sisters Mary Margaret Porter, Dorothy Rippy, Ann Rippy and Carol Hatfield.

She is survived by 3 children Michael Thurman (Pam) of Bowling Green, Ky., Myron Thurman (Jeanne) of Franklin, KY. and Connie Graef (Tom) of Portland, TN., a daughter in law Jolene Thurman of Franklin, KY., 2 sisters Floy Graves of Springfield, TN., Clarice Herndon of Cedar Hill, TN. and a brother Clarence Edward Hatfield II of Cornith, MS., 11 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren.

Mrs. Thurman was a member of the First United Methodist Church.  She worked at Sullivan’s as a Bridal Consultant for many years and was a homemaker.

Visitation will be from 4:00 PM until 8:00 PM Thursday and from 6:00 AM until service time on Friday at the First United Methodist Church.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to the First United Methodist Church.

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