Thurman Elswick, 80, died February 14 at his home.
Born in Pike County, he was a son of the late George and June Swiney Elswick and was married to the late Jettie Elswick. He was a brother of the late Matthew Elswick, Luke Elswick, and Beulah Hooper, and a grandfather of the late Michael Turpish.
He was a U.S. Army veteran and a retired General Motors tool and die maker.
Surviving are a son, Timothy Elswick, Bay City, Mich.; three daughters, Patricia Turpish and Donna Roskam, both of Shelby, N.C., and Caroline Elswick, Lawndale, N.C.; a sister, Mossie Hart. Hazel Park, Mich., and nine grandchildren.
Funeral services were held February 17 in Virgie. Burial was in the Mullins Cemetery at Caney Creek.