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Harold Thurman

April 10, 1941 November 20, 2019
Harold Thurman
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Harold “Monty” Thurman formerly of Carroll County was born April 10, 1941, in Fort Smith Arkansas to Leo and Elizabeth Thurman. Harold passed away on November 20, 2019, in Fayetteville at the age of 78.

Harold graduated from Naval boot camp between his junior and senior year of High School. He graduated from Eureka Springs High School in 1959. He served on the USS Pandemas as radio operator from 1961-1963. Upon discharge from the Navy he married Susanne Hunsley and they resided in Memphis, TN, where he worked at the White Stone Company. Eventually he started the Ozark Stone Company. All three of his children were born in Memphis and in August 1973 they returned to Eureka Springs. He and Susanne opened the Tasty Freeze, the first of many Carroll County businesses. He was the owner of four motels, two restaurants, apartments and a partner with his brothers in the real estate and insurance business. In 1976 he moved his family to Berryville where he and Susanne raised them. Harold served on the Berryville City Council from 1985- 1990, he was a longtime member of First Baptist Church of Berryville and a charter member of the Eureka Springs Kiwanis. Harold’s greatest love was his family. He was married to Susanne for 53 years. He took pride in his three children, Julia, Kristine and Greg and he loved his seven grandchildren.

August 6, 1966 Harold was united in marriage to Susanne (Hunsley) Thurman who survives him. He is also survived by two daughters Julia Williams and husband Dwight of Fayetteville, Kristine Crownover and husband Brian of Cave Springs; one son Greg Thurman and wife Ashley of Berryville; grandchildren Elizabeth Williams, Allison Williams, Megan Crownover, James Daniel Crownover, Abby Thurman, Mia Thurman and Paige Thurman; sister Harriett Turner and husband Roy of Little Rock; brother Bobby Dale Thurman and wife Carla of Eureka Springs; sister in law Sheila Thurman of Rogers; brother in law Tom Stockslager of Plano, Texas; numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.

Harold is preceded in death by his parents Leo and Elizabeth Thurman and one brother Don Thurman.

Visitation will be Saturday, November 23, 2019 10:00 am till 11:00 am at First Assembly of God in Eureka Springs, Arkansas. Funeral service will follow at 11:00 am with Pastor Billy McCall officiating. Interment will follow at Eureka Springs Cemetery with Rev Scot Thurman officiating. Memorials may be made to The Eureka Springs Alumni Scholarship Fund, PO Box 203, Eureka Springs, Arkansas 72632. Online condolences may be sent to the family at nelsonfuneral.com. ©Nelson Funeral Service, Inc. 2019.


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10:00 AM 11/23/2019 10:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 11/23/2019 11:00:00 AM
First Assembly of God Church-Eureka Springs

350 Frontage Road
Eureka Springs, AR 72632

First Assembly of God Church-Eureka Springs
350 Frontage Road Eureka Springs 72632 AR
United States

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Saturday

23

Nov

11:00 AM 11/23/2019 11:00:00 AM
First Assembly of God Church-Eureka Springs

350 Frontage Road
Eureka Springs, AR 72632

First Assembly of God Church-Eureka Springs
350 Frontage Road Eureka Springs 72632 AR
United States
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