Mavis King Everett, 85, of Searcy, passed away Sunday, September 24, 2017. She was born July 15, 1932, to the late DC and Helen Bostic King.
A graduate of McCrory High School, she married Elmo Everett in December, 1950, and moved with him to Fayetteville, Ark., where he attended the University of Arkansas. The couple moved to Kansas City, Mo., in 1951, when he began working for Trans World Airlines. Mavis was employed by the First National Bank of Kansas City. He was transferred to Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, to work with the Saudi Arabian Airlines in 1953. They spent a total of 13 years living overseas in Jeddah; Copenhagen, Denmark; and Tripoli, Libya.
They returned to the States in 1973, ultimately settling in Searcy, where they worked together managing the Searcy Municipal Airport for nearly two decades. They were married for 66 years, with Elmo preceding her in death earlier tis year.
Survivors include three daughters, Karen (Sal) Adamo of Phillipsburg, NJ; Katherine (Steve) Glaze of North Little Rock; and Julie (Greg) Moody of Fayetteville; and two grandchildren, Sal Adamo of West Palm Beach, Fla., and Sophie Moody of Fayetteville. She is also survived by four siblings, Joann Young, Bobby Sue Graves, Pat Spence and Dewey King.
A visitation will be held at 1 pm Saturday, Nov. 4, at the home of Janet and Dewey King, 14366 Highway 269, in McCrory, Ark.