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Berdeana Thurman Ford

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Berdeana Thurman Ford, daughter of the late Oba Thurman and Flora D. Page Thurman, was born March 18, 1933 in White Oak, Mo., and departed this life Sunday, May 2, 2010 at the age of 77 years, 1 month and 14 days.

Berdeana married Dewell "Pete" Ford on Nov. 24, 1953 in White Oak. Pete preceded her in death on May 20, 2001. She was also preceded in death by two brothers, Roscoe and Wesley Thurman and four sisters, Gertrude Smith, Aretta Lloyd, Louetta McCoin and Olena Stokes.

Survivors include one daughter, Deborah A.Virden, of Russellville, Ark.; one grandson, Christopher Ford; two granddaughters, Andrea Coffman and Teressa Coffman, both of Russellville; one great-granddaughte, Zoee Coffman, of Russellville; one sister, Pearl Key, of Pollard, Ark., and other relatives and many friends.

Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Thursday, May 6, 2010, at McDaniel Funeral Home in Kennett.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Friday, May 7, at McDaniel Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Dale Rickman officiating.

Burial will follow in Memorial Gardens Cemetery at Kennett.