MILLINGTON, Tenn. - Betty Jane "B.J." Powell Thurman, 64, formerly of Charleston, Mo., died March 23, 2007, at Methodist North Hospital in Memphis.
Born Sept. 17, 1942, in Columbia, Mo., to the late H. Rowe and Elizabeth "Betty" Powell, she was a graduate of Charleston High School. She had lived most of her life in Memphis where she was a retired supervisor for the Shelby County Tax Assessor office and an administrative assistant with Fed Ex Express.
Survivors include: one brother, Ronald Powell of Dearborn, Mich.; one sister, Judith Powell Herring of Bartlett; and two nieces and four great-nieces and nephews.
Graveside services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery. The Rev. Roger Jespersen, pastor of United Methodist Church in Charleston, will officiate.
McMikle Funeral Home of Charleston is in charge of arrangements.