Stephen Thurston

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Stephen Joseph Thurston, 71, of Harbinger, NC, died Friday, July 5, 2013 at his home.  Born in Ledyard, NY, he was the son of the late Hiram and Sarah Thurston and was the husband of Beverly Ann Sweet Thurston.  Mr. Thurston was a self-employed contractor in Aurelius, NY for thirty years.  He moved to North Carolina in 1997 and worked with Phoenix Restoration until retirement.  Mr. Thurston was a veteran of the United States Marine Corps.

In addition to his wife of forty-seven years, he is survived by four children, Melissa Pinney and husband Steve, Stephen E. Thurston, Renee Heindl and husband William and Tammy Reilley; seven siblings, Harry, Billy, Margaret, Sylvia, Beverly, Betty Lou and Kathy; two sisters-in-law, Cyrilla and Dorothy; ten grandchildren, Michael, Christina, Kimberly, Alexis, Dallas, Matthew, Jacob, Erin, Colin and Brandon; six great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.  In addition to his parents, Mr. Thurston was preceded in death by two brothers, Ernie and Gary Thurston; and his beloved dog, Buffy.

A memorial service will be held at a later date in New York.  Twiford Funeral Home, Memorial Chapel, 405 E. Church Street, Elizabeth City is assisting the Thurston family.  Condolences may be sent to the family at

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  1. Robert Miron

    Dear Grandfather,

    Thank You for being so wonderful of a person and a rock to your family. Some of the best people I have met in the world have identified themselves as Marines. You truly held that standard taking care of yourself and others right up until the last day. You will be missed and we love you.

    Rob and Christina Miron

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