Bro. Everett D. Thurman, who died March 23, 1936, after a lingering illness of several years,
was born January 28, 1863. He had been a member of this church more than a quarter of a
century and was one of our outstanding members. Bro. Thurman was a man of fine business
judgement and for this reason the church on February 5, 1930, elected him as one of the
trustees, which office he held until his death. He was a member of the building committee
that erected our present church building. His wise council had much to do with the successful
handling of that undertaking without leaving a burdensome debt on the congregation.
The citizens of his city and county recognized his conservative business ability and elected
him to positions of honor and trust in various capacities, in all of which he served with honor
and distinction to himself and with profit to the public in general. Bro. Thurman and his fine
family have meant much to our church.