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Bobby R. Thurman

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North West Arkansas Funeral Directors Association

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations


  • ASU
13 Total References
Web References
Nelson Funeral Service • Berryville, Green Forest, Eureka Springs - Arkansas, 20 June 2015 [cached]
Bobby R. Thurman
Bobby R. Thurman President
On May 1, 1997, Bobby R. Thurman, Rea L. Nelson's great-grandson, joined the family business as fourth generation. Bobby is a licensed funeral director and embalmer receiving all his licensure in 1999 after graduating from ASU in Mtn. Home, AR. He is also a licensed funeral director in Missouri. He has been a deputy coroner since January of 1998. On December 1, 2005, he bought the business from his uncle, Douglas B. Nelson. In 2010, he became a member of the Advisory Board for Mortuary Science at Arkansas State University in Mountain Home. He has served in all the chairs of the North West Arkansas Funeral Directors Association, the Arkansas Funeral Directors Association and in July 2011, he was appointed by Gov. Beebe to the State Board of Embalmers and Funeral Directors. In June 2012, he was nominated to the position of Vice-Chairman of the State Board. Locally, he is in Kiwanis, a board member of the Carroll County Historical & Genealogical Society, Eureka Springs Historical Museum, the Mercy Hospital-Berryville Foundation Board, a recruiter for the Community Blood Center of the Ozarks and a member of the Berryville Lodge #82 Independent Order of Odd Fellows in which he is the Past Grand Master for the state. In March 1998, he married Christy Ellison and they have two daughters, Olivia and Ava. In his spare time, he plays the drums and he likes to be outdoors camping, hunting, fishing and skiing.
Tammy was hired at Nelson Funeral Service, Inc. on April 13, 2007 by Bobby R. Thurman as an Administrative Assistant to take care of the day-to-day office operations.
Carla and Bobby also own the Candlewick Inn motel in Eureka Springs, AR.
Board Members, 23 Dec 2011 [cached]
Bobby Thurman
Vice President Past President
Heath Funeral Home
Nelson Funeral Service, 10 Feb 2007 [cached]
Bobby R. Thurman, President and owner of Nelson Funeral Service, Inc. is now serving as Treasurer of the Arkansas Funeral Directors Association.He was nominated and elected to this position after serving for three years on the Board of the NW AR Funeral Directors Association.First as Secretary/Treasurer, Vice President, and finally President.
Berryville, Arkansas Chamber of Commerce, 3 Dec 2009 [cached]
Bobby Thurman, President
Bobby Thurman, President Nelson Funeral Service, Inc. Owner, Funeral Director & Embalmer - 11 years
Our Staff, 16 Nov 2012 [cached]
Bobby Rea Thurman
Bobby Rea Thurman
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