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Sara Elizabeth Thurston

Sara E. Thurston, age 91, of Sylva, NC, went to her heavenly home after a brief illness. She remained faithful to her Baptist Faith. Sara was a long time member of the American Legion Auxiliary and Lions Club. She enjoyed travel; sewing and crafts. She was preceded in death by her husband, parents and four sisters. She is survived by her husband, Claude Thurston; step daughter, two grandchildren, two great grandchildren, and a number of nieces and nephews. Funeral Services will be held Saturday March 2, 2019 at 11:00 am in the chapel of Appalachian Funeral Services with Rev. Charles Dean officiating. The family will receive friends from 10:00 – 11:00 am. Burial will follow the service at Gaston Memorial Park, Gastonia, NC. Appalachian Funeral Services is handling arrangements for the family.

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I am so sorry to hear about Sara passing. She was a great woman and I true friend, I got to know her from the American Legion and from where I work at the bank. She was always kind and always had a smile on , I will truly miss her. RIP love always

Kimberly Redburn Mar 7 2019 12:00 AM

Sara and her past husband L.D. Queen were a good friend and neighbor. They had always been devoted to the Legion and auxiliary and the Lions club. She had a hard time after he past. Then she met Claude, and they traveled. She didnt like being alone. I spent a lot of time with her, and will miss her. Her house looks so lonely across the street, but I know she is at peace and no more worries. God will take care of her.

Mary Sue Anders Mar 7 2019 12:00 AM

Ron & Janice Short Feb 27 2019 12:00 AM

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Ron & Janice Short Feb 27 2019 12:00 AM

Sara was a dear friend & a valued member of the American Legion Auxilary. She was one of the sweetest ladies we have ever known. Her faith in the Lord was evident in her speech & actions. She is finally at peace. No one can hurt her or take advantage of her anymore. RIP dear Sara. We love you & miss you already. Ron & Janice Short

Ron & Janice Short Feb 27 2019 12:00 AM

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