Jay Bryans Thurmond

Born: Sun., Jul. 19, 1959
Died: Tue., Apr. 2, 2013

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Jay Bryans Thurmond, age 53, of Greensboro, GA, died Tuesday, April 2, 2013 at St. Mary''s Hospice House in Bogart, GA. Born July 19, 1959 in Greene County he was the son of the late William Jefferson Thurmond, Jr. and Helen Louise Bryans Thurmond. Jay graduated from Nathanael Greene Academy in 1977. He furthered his education at Georgia College where he received his Bachelor''s Degree in Education and obtained his Master''s Degree in Education from Georgia Southern College. Jay taught school at Wilkes Academy, Thomas Jefferson Academy, and Bulloch Academy where he also coached basketball, football and baseball. Jay later attended the University of Georgia and received his Bachelor''s Degree in Accounting. He worked for Deloach and Company, CPA in Atlanta before returning to Greensboro and opening Jay B. Thurmond, CPA where he ran a successful accounting practice. Jay was a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Georgia Society of Certified Public Accountants. He was also a member of the Georgia Athletic Officials Association and refereed basketball and umpired baseball in his spare time. Jay was an avid sports enthusiast and had a vast knowledge of sports trivia and statistics. He was a member of New Hope Baptist Church.

He is survived by a son, Nicholas; two daughters, Jessica and Calleigh; two grandchildren, Trey and Mylie; sisters, Yalonde Reese of Greensboro, Marlene Smith and husband Jeffery of Greensboro and Dale Dyer and husband Chris of Blairsville; brother Jeff Thurmond of Greensboro; a number of nieces, nephews and many friends.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, April 4, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. at New Hope Baptist Church, 1400 Farmington Road, Madison, GA 30650 with Rev. Mike Pritchett officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. Serving as pallbearers are Faron Beal, Tim Brown, Robert Bradley, Bo Cheves, Jared Smith and Bill Bryans. The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Wednesday night at McCommons Funeral Home. The family requests that any memorials be made to Nathanael Greene Academy, P.O. Box 109, Siloam, GA 30665. McCommons Funeral Home, 109 W. Broad Street, Greensboro, GA, (706) 453-2626, is in charge of arrangements. Visit us at www.mccommonsfuneralhome.com to sign the online register.

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Melanie Bryan Bufford
   Posted Tue April 02, 2013
My thoughts and prayers are with the Thurmond family. I will always have nothing but fond memories of Jay. He and I were at Ga College at same time and he always had a smile on his face.

Betty Jo Evans
   Posted Tue April 02, 2013
Much sympathy to all the family. Mrs. Betty Jo Evans

CARLENE NOGGLE
   Posted Tue April 02, 2013
I was so sorry to hear about Jay's passing. He use to come to Holcombs and was always very nice. Please know that I will be praying for the family during this sad time. In deepest sympathy, Carlene

Amy Duvall Davis
   Posted Tue April 02, 2013
I am so sorry for you loss. I have lots of fond memories of your family from school and church. You are in my prayers.

Elaine & Terry Cantrell
   Posted Tue April 02, 2013
Tootsie Yalonde, Dale,Jeff, Calleigh & Jessica, You all are in our thoughts and prayers. May God give each of you love, comfort, and peace. Elaine & Terry Cantrell

Kent @Melinda Walker
   Posted Tue April 02, 2013
So sorry to hear about Jay. You all are in our thoughts and prayers.

Herb & Jan Thurmond
   Posted Tue April 02, 2013
To the entire family but especially the girls: we are so very sorry for your loss and please know you are in our prayers and our thoughts. This is surely a difficult time but your family and friends are with you and will do anything you need. God be with all of you.

Ann Wilson
   Posted Wed April 03, 2013
I am very sorry for your loss.

David and Teresa Dunagan
   Posted Wed April 03, 2013
So very sorry to hear about Jay. Our prayers are with the family. Love, David and Teresa

Dianne Yearwood
   Posted Wed April 03, 2013
My prayers are with you all at this time of your loss. With love, Dianne & family

Wanda McCannon
   Posted Wed April 03, 2013
I pray that God will keep each of you in His loving arms.

Denise Hadden Channell
   Posted Wed April 03, 2013
I am so sorry for your loss, all of you are in our prayers and may God's blessings be with you.

George Boyer
   Posted Wed April 03, 2013
My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

Meg Marshall
   Posted Wed April 03, 2013
We are so sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you.

Davilyn and Bob Rainwater
   Posted Wed April 03, 2013
Our thoughts are with his family. He was a precious person. Always a smile.

Cathy & Greg Murphy
   Posted Thu April 04, 2013
So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Linda Whitehead
   Posted Thu April 04, 2013
I am so sad for the loss of Jay and my heart goes out to all of you. I have a lot of great memories and will always remember his smile and fun loving spirit. You will be in my thoughts and prayers. Linda Norton WhiteheadM

Janet Pritchard
   Posted Thu April 04, 2013
My love and prayers go out to the Thurmond family. Just know that Jay is in a better place and you will see him again one day.

Carolyn Shirley
   Posted Thu April 04, 2013
My prayers go out to the family. Sorry for your loss. I thought alot of Jay.

Stacy & Sally Adams
   Posted Thu April 04, 2013
We are so sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time, and in the days ahead.

Mralene Buck
   Posted Thu April 04, 2013
To all the family.....so sorry to hear of Jay's passing. My prayers & thoughts are with each of you. God Bless. Marlene

Teressa Gentry
   Posted Fri April 05, 2013
I am very sorry for your loss. Tee

Lynn Higdon
   Posted Fri April 05, 2013
I am very sorry to see this about Jay; please accept my sympathy. Lynn

David & Jeanie Ashley
   Posted Sat April 06, 2013
We are very sorry for your loss.

Dale Temple
   Posted Mon April 08, 2013
Yalonde, Tootsie, Jeff & Dale so very sorry to hear about Jay. Each of you are in my thoughts and prayers. Jay is at peace.

Jeni Norris
   Posted Thu April 11, 2013
Yalonde, I am so very sorry to hear of your loss. Jeni