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Emily Geneiva (Watson) Thursby

June 1, 1950 ~ January 30, 2018 (age 67)

Emily Geneiva Watson Thursby died January 30, 2018. Funeral services will be held at Harvey Funeral Chapel at 12:00 p.m. on Friday, February 2, 2018 with interment to follow in Cedar Hill Cemetery. Rev. Brian Johnson and Rev. Alan Sanders will officiate. A visitation will be held at the funeral home one hour prior to the service. The family will also receive friends at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Bobby O'Stean at other times.

Mrs. Thursby was a native of Worth County, born June 1, 1950 to the late Roy Eugene Watson and Emily Cortez Waters Watson.

After several years as a hair stylist, she attended Georgia Southwestern University where she received a degree in Childhood Education. Mrs. Thursby was a retired teacher from the Terrell County School system. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church where she served as a past Clerk, Sunday School teacher and worked in WMU. She was associated with the Terrell County Retired Educators.

Mrs. Thursby was preceded in death by her husband, Horace Franklin Thursby.

Survivors include a sister, Linda Holloway of Leslie; a brother, Donald Watson of Opelika, AL; a sister, Sandra O'Stean (Bobby) of Dawson; several nieces and nephews; and a special friend, Beal Halbrook.

Donations may be made to:

Calvary Baptist Church
P. O. Box 347, Dawson GA 39842

Gideons International
P. O. Box 140800, Nashville TN 37214

Phoebe Hospice
320 Foundation Lane, Albany GA 31707

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