William Kenneth Thurston

Born: Tue., Dec. 16, 1952
Died: Sun., Feb. 25, 2018


5:30 PM to 8:00 PM, Tue., Feb. 27, 2018
Location: McKenzie Mortuary

Funeral Service

3:00 PM Wed., Feb. 28, 2018
Location: Whiteville First Presbyterian Church

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Whiteville : William Kenneth (Fuzzy) Thurston, 65 of Whiteville died Sunday, February 25,2018.  He was the son of Ellen McIntyre Thurston and the late Beverly Kent Thurston. He was born in Columbus County and was a  lifelong  member of the  Whiteville First Presbyterian Church . He managed Whiteville Building Supplies for over 34 years.
Survivors include his wife : Nancy Faircloth Thurston of the home. Daughters:  Mandy Thurston Horne ( Josh) of Whiteville, N.C. and Bethany Thurston ( Tyler Boyles, Fiance’ ) of Murfreesboro, TN., Son: Chandler Thurston of Nashville, TN. Mother: Mrs. Ellen McIntyre Thurston of Whiteville, N.C. ,Sister; Kaye Thurston Pope (Paul ) of Whiteville, N.C.  One Granddaughter: Maggie  Horne of Whiteville, N.C.
Funeral Service will be Wednesday, February 28,2018  at the Whiteville First Presbyterian Church at 3:00 p.m. with Rev. Joe Washburn officiating . Burial will follow in the Whiteville Memorial Cemetery.
Visitation will be Tuesday night at McKenzie Mortuary from 5:30 until 8:00 p.m.
In Lieu of Flowers, Memorials may be made to Whiteville First Presbyterian Church ( Ken Thurston Memorial Fund ) or the ( ALS Research  Fund ) @ 511 N. Thompson St. Whiteville, N.C. 28472

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Vann & Louise underwood
   Posted Sun February 25, 2018
To the Ken Thurston Family, We will keep you and your family in our prayers. Ken was a very special man and we are glad our family had the honor of knowing him over the years.
Vann & Louise Underwood

Frank Wyche
   Posted Mon February 26, 2018
We were shocked and sorry to hear of the loss of our lifelong friend. We pray God's blessings, comfort, and counsel for all his family.
Frank and Elaine Wyche

Janet & Larry McPherson
   Posted Mon February 26, 2018
Words are inadequate to express our sympathy. Ken was a fine man and a wonderful neighbor. Please know that your entire family is in our prayers at this time of unimaginable sorrow.

In Christ's love,
Janet & Larry McPherson

Susan and Faye Richardson
   Posted Mon February 26, 2018
We were so sorry to hear about Ken. Know that we are thinking of you and the family.

We love you,
Susan and Faye

Powell Fisher
   Posted Tue February 27, 2018
To the Thurston Family, I am sadden to hear of Fuzzy's passing. He and I have been friends since early childhood, spending hours playing basketball on his court at his parents' home. He was one of the kindest people I have ever known and always fun to be with. I will miss him! May God wrap his arms around you and your Family as you celebrate Life and mourn his passing.

Mark and Ethel Little
   Posted Tue February 27, 2018
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all
Let us know if we can help in any wAy
Love. Ethel & Mark

Bill and Anne Maultsby
   Posted Tue February 27, 2018
To the entire family, we are thinking and praying for all ; he was a
special guy. The Maultsby family

Emmett & Sylvia Willis
   Posted Tue February 27, 2018
You are all in our thoughts and prayers during your time of loss. May the God of mercy wrap His loving arms around you as you reach out to Him for strength and comfort.

Emmett & Sylvia Willis

Mary Ann Allgood
   Posted Tue February 27, 2018
Words cannot express the loss the Thurston family is feeling at the present. However, I would like to remember Fuzzy with his smile and kindness. Every time I spoke to him, he never once forgot to ask how my family was doing, especially Larry. Prayers sent to Nancy and the family from my heart.

Teresa Hughes
   Posted Tue February 27, 2018
Greg and I both were so saddened and shocked to learn of dear Ken's passing. Ken was a wonderful, wonderful friend and a truly remarkable husband, father, son, brother and uncle to his dear family. We have the entire Thurston and extended family in our heart and prayers and send our deepest sympathy and love to you all. May God grant you peace and comfort as you celebrate his beautiful life. Love, Teresa and Greg Hughes

Becky Ballard & Johnna B. Harrelson
   Posted Tue February 27, 2018
Thoughts and prayers are with you. So very sorry for your loss.

Joe and Dianne Cichero
   Posted Tue February 27, 2018
Our deepest condolences for the family. Remembering Fuzzy and the "good ole days".

Charles and Edna Lewis
   Posted Tue February 27, 2018
We send our condolences to the Thurston family. His passing was sad news to us and we will be remembering Nancy, the children and all his family in our prayers. May all of you find strength and comfort from our Lord in the coming days.

Mildred Efird
   Posted Wed February 28, 2018
Thinking of you all with love and prayers. Praying that you will have peace and comfort at this very sad time.

Jimmy and Joyce Mauldin
   Posted Wed February 28, 2018
We are so sorry for your loss. We are praying for family strength as you grieve.

Sue Blackmon Harrelson (Blackie’s sister)
   Posted Wed February 28, 2018
To each of Ken’s family members, I want to express my heartfelt sympathy for Ken’s sudden and untimely passing. Ken was such a true friend to many in the community. I know he will be greatly missed by each of you in a special way, as he will be missed by his dear friends who grew up with him. I pray for each of you to find comfort and peace in knowing you were dearly loved and cared for by him in the good times and worst of times when he was needed to most for love and physical and emotional support! May God be with each of you in this time of saddness. 🙏🙏❤️

James and Becky Smith
   Posted Wed February 28, 2018
We are deeply saddened to here about your loss. Our condolences to all of the family. We will not be able to attend the funeral. Please know our prayers are with all of you.

Lizzette Dixon
   Posted Thu March 01, 2018
Blessed are those who mourn.

Sara S West
   Posted Mon March 05, 2018
I was so sorry to hear of your loss. Although I didn't know him personally my heart breaks for you during this difficult time. May the memories you have sustain you in the coming days. Thoughts and prayers for the family

Robins Buck
   Posted Mon March 05, 2018
Nancy and Family - I am so sorry to learn of Ken's passing. Please know that you all are in my prayers and thoughts. In love, sympathy and peace in the future. Fond memories and best wishes, Robins

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