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Mr. Claudius Dunson Thurmond

April 18, 1931 ~ July 30, 2022 (age 91)
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Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Claudius Dunson Thurmond, age 91 of Jefferson, Georgia entered rest Saturday, July 30, 2022.  Mr. Thurmond was born in Jefferson, Georgia the son of the late Claudis Lee Thurmond and the late Rowena Dunson Thurmond.  Mr. Thurmond was a 1951 graduate of Jefferson High School, a U.S. Air Force Veteran serving our country in the Korean War, and attended Truett McConnell College and the University of Georgia.  He worked with Independent Life and Accident Insurance Company for eighteen years where he served as Superintendent for part of his tenure.  Mr. Thurmond served as Jackson County Tax Commissioner and retired from the Department of Human Resources in Athens, Georgia. Claudius and Carolyn owned and operated Thurmond’s Clothing Store in Jefferson. He also served as Worshipful Master at Unity Lodge # 36.  As a life-time member of First Baptist Church Jefferson, he served multiple years as deacon, the Baraca Sunday School Class as song leader, the Senior M & M group and currently was Deacon Emeritus.  In addition to his parents, Mr. Thurmond is preceded by a sister, Emma Sue Thurmond.

Survivors include his wife of sixty-seven years, Carolyn Wier Thurmond of Jefferson.  Two sons, Phil Thurmond (Susie) of Jefferson, and Doug Thurmond (Jackie) of Jefferson.  Grandchildren, Caleb Thurmond (Melissa) of Dahlonega, Cain Thurmond (Whitney) of Jefferson, Cam Thurmond of Gainesville, Cason Thurmond (Tori) of Jefferson, Tanner Thurmond (Coran) of Canton and Tyson Thurmond of Jefferson.  Five great grandchildren, Ella Kate, Porter, Claire, Anderson, and Elliott Thurmond also survive.

Funeral services will be held 2:00 P.M. Tuesday, August 2, 2022, from the First Baptist Church of Jefferson with Reverend Sean Myers officiating with burial to follow in Evans Memory Gardens with Mr. Thurmond’s Grandsons honored as pallbearers.  The family will receive friends 5:00 – 8:00 P.M. Monday at Evans Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in memory of Mr. Claudius Dunson Thurmond to the First Baptist Church of Jefferson at

 or to the Jefferson City School Foundation at

Evans Funeral Home, Inc., 1350 Winder Highway, Jefferson, Georgia.  706-367-5467.

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August 1, 2022

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Evans Funeral Home
1350 Winder Highway
Jefferson, GA 30549

Funeral Service
August 2, 2022

2:00 PM
First Baptist Church of Jefferson
246 Washington Street
Jefferson, GA 30549

Interment following funeral service
August 2, 2022

Evans Memory Gardens
1350 Winder Hwy
Jefferson, GA 30549


First Baptist Church of Jefferson
P.O. Box 395, Jefferson GA 30549

Jefferson City School Foundation

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