Mrs. Emma LaVerne Thruston was born in Pt. Arthur, Texas, on Oct. 11, 1921. She entered into rest on July 8, 2014, at Green Acres of Center. She was a retired homemaker. She lived with her husband, who precedes her in death, most of their lives in the Spring Hill community of Nacogdoches County. She is survived by her children, daughter, Laura Sue Butler Rowe and husband, Charles Rowe, of Center; son Martin Wallace Thruston and wife, Isabel, of Santa Barbara, Calif.; two grandchildren, Jason Butler and wife, Helen, and Jennifer Butler Jones and husband Kevin; and five great-grandchildren, Brooke Butler, Tiffany Butler, Collin Jones, Ryan Jones, and Camille Jones. She is preceded in death by her husband of 69 years, Brittian Allen Thruston. Up until her move to the nursing home, they were both active church members and supported many projects, especially concerning the youth. She will be missed by many who called her Mother, Mema, and great-gran. She showed love to all every day. Services will be held at Cason Monk Funeral Home in Nacogdoches at 3 p.m., with visitation at 2 p.m. on Monday, July 14, 2014, with interment at Pilgrim Rest cemetery in Martinsville. Online condolences may be offered at www.casonmonk-metcalf.com. Arrangements are under the direction of Cason Monk-Metcalf Funeral Directors, 5400 North Street, Nacogdoches, Texas 75965. Cason Monk-Metcalf Funeral Directors. Cason Monk-Metcalf Funeral Directors.