Eugene Cole Everett, 58, assistant production manager of The Journal Newspapers, Inc., died of pneumonia Saturday at Fairfax Hospital. jHe lived in Annandale.
He joined the Army Times Publishing Co., parent corporation of the Journals, in 1961 and started the company's photoengraving department. This led to the establishment of the Springfield production facilities used by the company for its 11 publications.
They include the Alexandria, Arlington, Fairfax, Montgomery and Prince George's Journals. Mr. Everett had been assistant production manager of the newspapers since 1970.
He was born in Jeannette, Pa. During World War II, he served as a radio operator in Europe with the Army Air Corps, flying 103 combat missions and receivin the Distinguished Flying Cross and the Air Medal with oak leaf clusters.
He remained in the Air Force after the war and later saw combat in Korea during the conflict there. His combined service in World War II and Korea brought him a total of 14 oak leaf clusters to the Air Medal.
Mr. Everett left military service in 1953. He worked for a number of printing firms in Baltimore and Wilmington, Del., before joining the Army Times Publishing Co. here.
He is survived by his wife, Rosa Lee Everett of Annandale; a son, Eugene Cole Jr. of Springfield; a daughter, Cynthis L. Hearon of Cape May, N.J.; three brothers, Gerald, Howard and Rodney, all of Baltimore; two sisters, Amy Zyvyth of Colts Neck, N.J., and Ione Langeham of Birmingham, Ala., and two grandchildren.