The Van Zandt News 17 Sept 2000.
Services for Henry Leland Thurston, 78, Frankston, were held at 2 p.m. Friday, Sept 15, at Eubank Funeral Home Chapel, Canton, with Rev. Gene Tanner officiating.
Burial was in Old Bethel Cemetery, Van Zandt County.
Mr. Thurston died Sept. 11, 2000, in Dallas.
He was born March 26, 1922, in Whitton Community to the late Edward Glen, Sr. and Lillie Turner Thurston. He attended school in The Shitton, Jackson and Old Bethel areas, and served in the Civilian Conservation Corps two years before joining the Coast Guard, where he served three years. He moved to Dallas and worked forChance Vought Aircraft Co. for 22 years. He later owned and operated Raylite Candle Co. in Frankston until retiring in 1984. He was a member of Friendship Baptist Church, Mesquite.
Survivors include daughters and son-in-law, Dawn Elaine and Richard Gaston, Austin, and Denise Laraine Newton, Grand Prairie; grandchildren, Dustin Bradley Roberts, Jason Phillip Roberts and Spencer Gaston, all of Austin, Aubrey Larine Newton and Damian Daniel Newton, both of Dallas; brother, Edward Glen Thurston, Jr., Edgewood; sister Agnes Fay Curry, Dallas; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Pallbearers included Richard Gaston, Dustin Roberts, Jason Roberts, Spencer Gaston adn Danien Newton.