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Earl R. Everett
A graveside service was held Friday at Turlock Memorial Park for Earl Ray Everett, 88, of Ceres. He died Jan. 27, 2008 at his home.

Born Dec. 31, 1919 as the oldest of six children, Earl was a native of Oakdale, La., to Albert Dewitt and Rosia Ray Everett. While serving a tour of duty during World War II he was wounded and sent to the Hammonds General Hospital. While there he met his first wife, Annie Vaga. They married and settled in Ceres. After the passing of Annie in 1984, Earl met Aileen Ferrell, whom he married and spent the remainder of his life with.

Mr. Everett was a member of the Knights of Columbus of Hughson, VFW Post 491 of Ceres, the American Legion and the Modesto Elks Club. He was owner operator of a Chevron gas stations in Keyes, an Exxon station in Ceres and a Chevron station in Modesto. Some of his long time customers became dear friends.

He leaves behind his wife, Aileen Everett of Ceres; two children, Colleen Laurenti of Modesto and Kenneth Everett of Yuma, Ariz.; four stepchildren, Catherine McClellan of Modesto, Donald Wilson of Fiddletown, Marianne Shook of Savanna, Ga., and J.W. Wilson of Ceres; two sisters, Viola Nichols and Melburne Powell, both of Louisiana; his brother, Albert Everett of Louisiana; and 13 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Besides his first wife, Annie he was also preceeded in death by a brother, John Everett, sister Agalice Morgan and stepson David Wilson.

Remembrances may be sent to Community Hospice of Modesto, 4368 Spyres Way, Modesto, CA 95356.

-Ceres (Calif.) Courier /Feburary 6, 2008