We regret to announce the passing of Mrs. Grace Dyches Thursby, age 88, of Donalsonville, GA. Mrs. Thursby passed away Friday evening, December 6, 2013 at Seminole Manor Nursing Home. Funeral services for Mrs. Thursby will be held on Monday, December 9, 2013 at 11:00 AM at the Chapel of Evans-Skipper Funeral Home in Donalsonville, GA with Rev. Robert Johns officiating. A private burial will be held at Spring Creek Baptist Church Cemetery. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at 10:00 AM. Mrs. Thursby was born to Wade Dyches and Johnnie Mae Dodson Dyches on November 3, 1925 in Lakeland, FL. She worked in the Food Service Department at Bainbridge Mental Health for a number of years. Mrs. Thursby was a member of First Baptist Church of Donalsonville. She leaves to cherish her memory, a son, Ricky Thursby and his wife Judy of Donalsonville, GA; a daughter, Rita Braswell of Bainbridge, GA; a daughter-in-law, Geneiva Thursby of Dawson, GA; one brother, Wade Dyches, Jr. of Cairo, GA; and three sisters, Janie Johnson of Camilla, GA, Margaret Blocker of Baconton, GA, and Costella Cook of Boykin, GA. Mrs. Thursby is also survived by three grandchildren, Tyler Braswell, Kayla McMillan and her husband Doug, and Jessica Dodd and her husband Jackson. Mrs. Thursby was preceded in death by her parents, Wade Dyches and Johnnie Mae Dodson Dyches; her husband, Horace Thursby; a son, Franklin Thursby; and a sister, Christine Dyches. Flowers will be accepted or memorial contributions may be made to Seminole County Warpath on Cancer c/o Lucy Thomas PO Box 616 Donalsonville, GA 39845 or Gentiva Hospice 432 East Shotwell Street Bainbridge, GA 39817.