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Thurla Johnson Oxford

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Thurla Johnson Oxford

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Jan. 2, 1922 - April 3, 2019

JONES COUNTY: Thurla Johnson Oxford, 97, died Wednesday, April 3, at a local nursing home. The family greeted friends from 10:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m., Friday, April 5, at Gray Memorial Chapel and Crematory. Funeral services followed at 10:30 a.m. in the funeral home chapel. Rev. Gary Thomas officiated. Burial was private.

Mrs. Oxford was born January 2, 1922, in Wrightsville, and had lived in Jones County for the past 79 years. She was the daughter of the late Roger Gamble Johnson and Annie Dell McCray Johnson. Mrs. Oxford was a charter member of Wrightsville Assembly of God and was a retired naval ordinance tester. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lewis Davis Oxford and a grandson, Daryl Oxford.

Mrs. Oxford is survived by her daughter, Linda Beasley; son and daughter-in-law: Larry and Kathy Oxford; grandchildren, Greg Hollingsworth, Jeff and Nikki Hollingsworth, Chad and Molly Beasley, and David and Rebecca Oxford; nine great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made to Elam Baptist Church, 203 Elam Church Road, Gray, Georgia 31032 or

Please visit our online memorial at

Gray Memorial Chapel had charge of arrangements.