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In Memory of

Miriam Thurmond Drewry

September 15, 1921 - September 9, 2017

Obituary


Miriam Thurmond Drewry of Talmage Terrace, Athens, died on Saturday, September 9, 2017, six days before her 96th birthday.

A native of Clarke County, she was the daughter of the late Dewey Franklin and Lucile Strickland Thurmond and the widow of Dean John Eldridge Drewry. She was predeceased by a brother, James Thurmond.

She received a B.B.A. degree from the University of Georgia in 1942 and was a member of Kappa Delta Sorority. Following graduation, she was employed by the University and served as administrative secretary in the office of Associate...

Miriam Thurmond Drewry of Talmage Terrace, Athens, died on Saturday, September 9, 2017, six days before her 96th birthday.

A native of Clarke County, she was the daughter of the late Dewey Franklin and Lucile Strickland Thurmond and the widow of Dean John Eldridge Drewry. She was predeceased by a brother, James Thurmond.

She received a B.B.A. degree from the University of Georgia in 1942 and was a member of Kappa Delta Sorority. Following graduation, she was employed by the University and served as administrative secretary in the office of Associate Dean of Students, in the School of Journalism, the editor's office of the Agricultural Extension Service, and the College of Agriculture.

She later served as administrative secretary at First Baptist Church, Athens, from 1959-1972. A long-time member of First Baptist Church and the Jewel Sunday School Class, she served several terms as an active deacon and on the Foundation of First Baptist Church. She was a member of the University Woman's Club and the Athens Art Association.

A memorial service will be held on Sunday, October 1, at 2:30 p.m. in the chapel of Bernstein Funeral Home with Dr. Paul Baxley officiating. It will be followed by a private burial in the family cemetery. The family will receive friends from 1:45 until 2:30 p.m., just prior to the service at the Bernstein Funeral Home.

Survivors include a brother, Dewey S. Thurmond, and his wife, Peggy of Ft. Lauderdale, FL; a sister-in-law, Algen Thurmond of Marietta, Ga.; two nephews, James L. Thurmond, Jr. and wife, Rebecca of Brasilia, Brazil, and Andrew A. Thurmond of Marietta; a niece, Tina Politis and husband, Jim of Ft. Lauderdale, FL; six great-nieces, Miriam Thurmond Baker, Maggie Thurmond Thomas, Abby Thurmond, Taylor Politis, Lucy Thurmond, and Millie Thurmond; one great-nephew, Winston Thurmond; and two special cousins who served as her family caregivers, Susan Taylor of Milledgeville, and Mary Boswell and husband, Bill of Athens.

The family is very grateful to the Personal Care Staff of Talmage Terrace for the many years of gracious and devoted care given to Miriam. The family also appreciates the attentive care given her in her last months by Kindred Hospice.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the building fund of the Athens First Baptist Church, 355 Pulaski Street, Athens, GA 30601, or to Talmage Terrace with gifts made payable to the Foundation of Wesley Woods and mailed to Lauri Ann Brooks, Talmage Terrace Lanier Gardens, 801 Riverhill Drive, Athens, GA 30606.

Online condolences may be offered at www.BernsteinFuneralHome.com.

Bernstein Funeral Home and Cremation Service is in charge of arrangements.