Obituary for Thurston Avery Etheridge

    • Name: Thurston Avery Etheridge
    • Home Town: Carolina Shores, NC
    • Date of Death: 11/27/2018
    • Birth Place: Columbus County, NC
    • Birth Date: 11/24/1945

    Thurston Avery Etheridge, 73, of Carolina Shores, formerly of Whiteville, NC died on November 27, 2018.

    Born in Columbus County on November 24, 1945, a son of the late Avery Fisher Etheridge and Katie Register Etheridge.

    He was a Vietnam veteran of the U.S. Army, a member of Lebanon #207 Masonic Lodge AF & AM, and was retired from International Paper Co. after 37 years of employment.

    Surviving are a son, Brian Etheridge (Lori), Whiteville, NC; daughters, Jennifer  Mayo (Chris), Palm City, FL, and Wendy Etheridge, Texas; brother, Jackie Etheridge; sister, Verla Mae Hayes, both of Whiteville, NC; six grandchildren, ,and his significant other, Carol Arone, Carolina Shores, NC.

    Private family services will be held at a later date.

    The family request memorials be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Attn: Memorial & Honors Program, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105

    Online condolences may be made to

    Brunswick Funeral Service, Shallotte


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