Agnes Thurman Minor

July 27, 1928November 21, 2020

Agnes Minor, 92, passed away on Saturday, November 21, 2020, uniting with her husband of 70 years, Arthur, after declining health. She was born July 27, 1928 in Rogersville, TN to the late Pearl and Monte Thurman. Agnes was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother. She loved to quilt, crochet, gardening (especially roses), and talking with everyone. Agnes never met a stranger.

Along with her husband, Arthur Minor and her parents, Pearl Dunham and Monte Thurman, Agnes is preceded in death by her daughters, Deborah Kay Jones and Angela Hope Byrd; grandson, Joshua Brandon Jones; brother and sister-in-law, M.D. Thurman and Odell; sister and brother-in-law, Mildred Gibbons and Charles; sister and brother-in-law, Jean Davidson and Don; and brother-in-law, Alvin Goins.

Those left to cherish her memory include her daughter, Doris Williams; grandsons, Eric Jones and wife Nicole, Chris Williams and wife Nekesha, and Nick Williams; sister, Louise Goins; brother, Jimmy Thurman and wife Sharon; sons-in-law, Don Williams, Paul “Tim” Jones, and Dale Byrd; sister-in-law, Shirley Warner and husband John; five great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; several nieces and nephews; and special caregiver, Mary Ann Graham.

Agnes will be laid to rest beside her husband, on Wednesday, November 25, 2020 at 12:00pm at East Lawn Memorial Park Garden of Everlasting Life III with Pastors Wayne Baker and George Bradley officiating.

The family wishes to give a Special “Thank You” to the staff of Holston Valley Medical Center Units A300 and A500 and to Dr. Odeti Sheshidha for their care and compassion of Agnes.


  • Doris Williams, Daughter
  • Eric Jones (Nicole), Grandson
  • Chris Williams (Nekesha), Grandson
  • Nick Williams, Grandson
  • Lois Goins, Sister
  • Jimmy Thurman (Sharon), Brother
  • Don Williams, Son-in-law
  • Paul "Tim" Jones, Son-in-law
  • Dale Byrd, Son-in-law
  • Shirley Warner (John), Sister-in-law

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Matthew Tolbert

November 25, 2020

To Doris and families, we are so saddened to hear of your mother's passing. She was so delightful to talk with and will be missed by all who knew her. She will be united with the love of her life, Arthur and others she blessed so dearly. If we can do anything to help during this time, please let us know. With sincere sympathy,
Matt and Margaret Tolbert

Larry Thurman

November 22, 2020

Aunt Agnes , may you be at peace with your loved ones in Heaven. When talking with your surviving daughter, Doris, today, we discussed those wonderful family get togethers with the Thurman family. Oh how we miss those times. Please say hello for me to your brother, M.D., my Dad, and Mom, Odell, in Heaven.

We love you, and look forward to seeing you again soon for those wonderful family times.

Your nephew,
Larry Thurman

Payton, Natalie and Nekesha Williams

November 22, 2020

We will miss you so much, we will always remember the candy bowl and telling us to get it all even if our parents said no and all while smacking Benji off our legs. You will be greatly missed here but we know Papaw, Debbie, Hope and Josh are so happy to have you home! Love you.


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