Abe Thurman

Abe Thurman at ECU’s Ledonia Wright African American Student Center

Abe Thurman was 94 when he died Sept. 21, 2016 at his residence. His funeral service was at St. Stephens Congregational Church in Beaufort,and he was buried with military honors at Carteret Memorial Gardens.

I was unable to attend the memorial services but sent these remarks, which were read at his funeral.