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Claude Elbert Thurston

Claude E. Thurston, 93, of Sylva, passed away Saturday evening April 20, 2019. A U.S. Navy Veteran, Claude served during WWII and was a member of American Legion Post 104 in Sylva. He was preceded in death by his first wife, and mother of his children, Genevieve O. Tantor Thurston, his second wife Sara Street Thurston and by his brother; Eugene Thurston. Claude never met a stranger and was loved by everybody who knew him. He is survived by 2 Sons- Gary Thurston of Maggie Valley Allen Thurston of Sylva 3 Grandchildren- Joyce Clark (Jim) of Sylva Edward Thurston of Sylva Ashley Thurston of New York 3 Great Grandchildren- Jacob, Magnus and Miah also survive Funeral Services will be held 6:00 PM Saturday April 27 in the Chapel of Appalachian Funeral Services with the Rev. Charles Dean officiating. The family will receive friends from 5:00 until 6:00 PM prior to the Service at the Funeral Home. .

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Dear Family, I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your Dear loved one. Our loving Creator never planned for death to be part of his original plan. There is such a loving scripture found at Revelation 21: 3 & 4 which reads: With that I heard a loud voice from the throne say Look! The tent of God is with mankind, and he will reside with them, And they will be his people, And God himself will be with them, And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The Former things have passed away I hope these words help you find comfort and also give you hope for our near future. Can you imagine Living Forever on Earth under Beautiful conditions that will never end. If you would like further information on Gods promises from the Bible, Please visit our Free Bible based website JW. ORG

Terry Greene Apr 26 2019 12:00 AM

I would like to offer my condolences to the family of Mr. Thurston and may God be a refuge and strength in your time of sorrow.(Psalms 46:1)

P. Watts Apr 24 2019 12:00 AM

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