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Thurston Ray Everly

In Obituaries by OC Monitor Staff

Thurston Ray Everly, 87, passed away Feb. 8, 2012, in Columbia, MD. He was born June 18, 1924, in Matanzas, Ky.

Thurston was the loving husband of Thelma Bishop Everly for 62 years.  He was a veteran of World War II, having served in the Asiatic Pacific Theater and the Philippine Liberation in the 3rd Air Commando Group from January of 1943 through December of 1945.  Thurston worked for Bell South for 34 years and retired as Personnel Manager in Danville, Ky. in April, 1983.  He was a member of the Telephone Pioneers of America and the American Legion.

Thurston loved water skiing, boating and traveling.  After retirement he and Thelma travelled the United States in their motor home. Thurston lived life to its fullest, never met a stranger and will be remembered for his kindness and sense of humor.  Thurston was the best father in the world to four daughters.  He is survived by his wife, Thelma Bishop Everly and daughters Jackie Everly Warren of Southampton, NY; Sheila and husband Carl L. Highgenboten, MD of Dallas, TX; Rita and husband Martin Newman of Minneapolis, MN and Carrie L. Everly of Ellicott City, MD.

A graveside service will be held at Centertown Cemetery, Centertown, KY at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11, 2012.  Bevil Brothers Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.  The family requests that expressions of sympathy take the form of contributions to the American Legion or Salvation Army in Danville, Ky.

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