Miscellaneous Pitt County, North Carolina Obituaries

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Thomas F. Windley 
BROOKLYN, N.Y. — Mr. Thomas F. Windley, 71, of 988 Cleveland St., formerly of Washington, passed this life into eternal life on Wednesday, July 10, 2002, in New York, after a brief illness. Services will be held Monday at 7 p.m. at Matthew Barrett Funeral Chapel in Brooklyn. 
Mr. Windley was the son of the late Rev. M.C. and Rosella Windley. 
He is survived by a daughter, ViVicia Windley of Brooklyn; two sons, Shawn Windley and Adrian Windley, both of Brooklyn; four sisters, Mrs. Ada W. Blount of Jacksonville, Fla., Mrs. Hattie W. Hooks of Ayden, N.C., Mrs. Carrie W. Wilson of Greenville, N.C., and Miss Marshall Windley of Brooklyn; brother, Mr. Leroy Windley of Brooklyn; aunt, Mrs. Ludie M. Moore of Aurora; a devoted nephew, Delano Windley of Stanford, Va.; and 11 grandchildren. 
Anyone desiring to make a contribution, please send to Miss Marshall Windley, 988 Cleveland St., Brooklyn, N.Y. 11208. 
Local arrangements by Mitchell's Funeral Home in Winterville. 

Lela Worthington 
Mrs. Lela Fields Worthington, 93, of the Ballards Cross Roads community, died Thursday, July 11, 2002, in Pitt County Memorial Hospital. Graveside services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday from Hollywood Cemetery in Farmville by the Rev. Ron Braxton. 
Mrs. Worthington was a member of Piney Grove Free Will Baptist Church. 
She is survived by two daughters, Sue W. Smith of Greenville and Lurae W. Flake of Willow Springs; three sons, Chester Don Worthington Jr. and wife, Pattie, and L.F. Worthington and wife, Helen, all of Greenville, and Kincey Worthington and Donna, of Macclesfield; nine grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. 
The family will receive friends at the Farmville Funeral Home from 7 until 9 tonight and other times at the home of L.F. and Helen Worthington, 3762 Ballards Crossroads Road, Greenville. 
Those desiring to make a memorial may please consider the Piney Grove Free Will Baptist Church, 4903 N.C. 13, Greenville, N.C. 27834. 

Emma Tatum 
Mrs. Emma Ussery Tatum, 96, died Friday, July 12, 2002, at Cypress Glen Retirement Community. A graveside service will be conducted Monday at 2 p.m. in Pinewood Memorial Park. 
From 1932 to 1989, Mrs. Tatum, a native of Mount Gilead, lived in China Grove, where she was a member of First Baptist Church of China Grove. She had lived at Cypress Glen Retirement Community for the past 13 years. 
Surviving are her daughter and son-in-law, Nancy T. and Marion Durell Allen of Grifton; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. 
The family will receive friends at the cemetery following the service. 
Memorials may be made to the Charity Holland Four Seasons Room Fund at Cypress Glen, 100 Hickory St., Greenville, N.C. 27858. 
Arrangements are by Wilkerson Funeral Home & Crematory. 

W.L. Fulcher Jr. 
WINTERVILLE — Mr. W.L. “Bill” Fulcher Jr., 71, died Friday, July 12, 2002. A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday at St. James United Methodist Church in Greenville. Another memorial service will be held at the First United Methodist Church in Morehead City. Burial will follow in Bayview Cemetery in Morehead City. 
Mr. Fulcher, a native of Carteret County, lived his early life in Morehead City. He served in the United States Air Force during the Korean Conflict and then studied at both William & Mary College and North Carolina State University. In 1960, he began his employment with IBM. In 1988, he retired from IBM’s Raleigh office after 28 years of service. He was a longtime resident of Cary, where he was a member of the White Plains United Methodist Church and served as the scoutmaster for a number of years. In 1990, he returned for 10 years to Morehead City, where he was active in the First United Methodist Church, served on the Planning Board for Atlantic Beach and was active on the board of the North Carolina Kids Fest. 
In 1999, he made his home in Winterville and joined St. James United Methodist Church in Greenville. 
Surviving are his wife, Margaret (Peggy) Fulcher; daughter, Cheryl Cleaver and husband, Buddy, of Stem; sons, Dr. William Lewis Fulcher III and wife, Sharon, of Birmingham, Ala., Mark Henry Fulcher and wife, Faye, of Henderson, and Brian Ricks Fulcher and wife, Penny, of Winterville; sister, Carolyn Moran of Morehead City; brother, Thomas Crump Fulcher of Peoria, Ill.; and eight grandchildren. 
The family will receive friends immediately following each service at the church. 
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. James United Methodist Church for the choir or the Christian Life Building Fund, 2000 E. Sixth St., Greenville, N.C. 27858; or the First United Methodist Church Building Fund, 900 Arendell St., Morehead City, N.C. 28557. 
Arrangements are by Wilkerson Funeral Home & Crematory, Greenville, and Brooks Funeral Home & Crematory, Morehead City. 

Travis E. Magee Sr. 
BELHAVEN — Mr. Travis Eugene Magee Sr., 54, of 112 E. Main St. died Monday, July 8, 2002. He retired from the Army and served in Vietnam and Grenada. 
Funeral services 2 p.m. Sunday, Plymouth Church of Christ. Burial in Hillside Memorial Gardens. Visitation 7-9 tonight, Horner-Walker Funeral Home. Memorials to American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 2680, North Canton, Ohio, 44720. 

Cliff C. Phelps 
WINDSOR — Mr. Cliff Carloss Phelps, 49, of 214 Brimerage Road died Thursday, July 11, 2002. A native of Bertie County, he was a truck driver. He was a member of Brimerage Hunting Club and Hunting Guide. 
Funeral services 2 p.m. Sunday, Walker Funeral Home. Burial in Perry Family Cemetery. Visitation 7-9 tonight, Walker Funeral Home. Memorials to Bertie County Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 74, Windsor N.C. 27883. 

Thomas E. Wilson 
ROCK HILL — Mr. Thomas Eugene Wilson, 85, of 752 Pinebough Lane died Thursday, July 11, 2002. A native of Greenville, he was a veteran of World War II. 
Funeral services 3 p.m. Sunday, The Episcopal Church of Our Saviour. Interment in Laurelwood Cemetery. Visitation after the service, Lumpkin Hall; other times at the residence. Memorials to Hospice Community Care, 325 S. Oakland Ave., Rock Hill, S.C., 29730 or Episcopal Church of Our Saviour, 144 Caldwell St., Rock Hill, S.C. 29730. 

Clayton Wright 
VANCEBORO — Mr. Clayton Wright, 79, died Friday, July 12, 2002. He was on the Vanceboro Board of Aldermen. 
Funeral services 2 p.m. Monday, Wilkerson Funeral Chapel. Burial in Celestial Memorial Gardens. Visitation 7-9 p.m. Sunday, at the funeral home. 

Mae Cameron 
Mae Belle Tripp Cox Cameron, 80, died Friday, July 12, 2002. 
The funeral service will be conducted Tuesday at 11 a.m. in the Wilkerson Funeral Chapel. Entombment will be in Homestead Memorial Gardens. 
Mrs. Cameron, a native of Pitt County, lived most of her life in Greenville. She was a member of Grace Free Will Baptist Church, where she had taught Sunday school. 
Surviving: a daughter and son-in-law, Judy C. and Kenny Baines of Nashville, N.C.; two grandchildren, Michelle Renee Gardner and Christopher Todd Berrier, both of Nashville; a great-granddaughter, Brittany Leigh Gardner of Nashville; and two sisters, Magdalene Tripp and Helen Simms, both of Tarboro. 
The family will receive friends at Wilkerson Funeral Home on Monday from 7-9 p.m. 

Faye Braxton 
GRIMESLAND — Mrs. Faye Adams Braxton, 63, died Friday, July 12, 2002. 
The funeral service will be conducted Monday at 4 p.m. in the Wilkerson Funeral Chapel. Burial will be in Pinewood Memorial Park. 
Mrs. Braxton, a native of the Black Jack community of Pitt County, lived in Simpson for a number of years and had made her home near Grimesland for the past 30 years. 
She is survived by a son, Ricky Braxton and wife, Tina, of Ayden; a daughter, Barbara Ann Braxton Cook and husband, Ray, of Black Jack; brothers, Earl Adams of Simpson, Herbert Lee Adams, Jackie Adams and Darby Adams, all of Grimesland, and Jimmy Ray Adams of Greenville; sisters, Annie Ree Hardy, Hazel Mitchell and Peggy Scherer, all of Grimesland; five grandchildren, one step-grandson and one great-granddaughter. 
The family will receive friends at Wilkerson Funeral Home from 7-9 tonight and other times at the home of Annie Ree Hardy, 6254 N.C. 33 East, Grimesland. 

Rivers Goodall 
COLUMBIA, S.C. — Mr. Rivers Goodall, 49, died Saturday, July 13, 2002. 
A graveside funeral service will be conducted Wednesday at 11 a.m. in Pinewood Memorial Park, Greenville, N.C. 
Survivors: wife, Donnie Davidson Goodall; two daughters, Heather Goodall and Kristin Goodall, both of Greenville; sister, Christy G. Hill and husband, Jim, of Boone, N.C.; and brother, Ronnie Goodall and wife, Martie, of Greenville. 
The family will receive friends at Wilkerson Funeral Home on Tuesday from 7-9 p.m. and other times at the home of Ronnie and Martie Goodall, 3298 Brick Kiln Road, Greenville. 
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 910-B Wellness Drive, Greenville, N.C. 27834 or 128 Stonemark Lane, Columbia, S.C. 29210. 

Rudolph Tyson Jr. 
Mr. Rudolph "Rudy" Tyson Jr., 53, died Wednesday, July 10, 2002, in Pitt County Memorial Hospital. 
The funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Monday, July 15, 2002, at York Memorial A.M.E. Zion Church, 210 Tyson St., Greenville, with the Rev. William L. Johnson III, pastor, officiating. Burial will follow in St. John Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery, Falkland. 
Mr. Tyson was born Aug. 21, 1948, in Washington, D.C. He was the son of the late Rudolph Tyson, Sr. and Mary Vines Tyson. He was reared in the Cherryview community of Greenville by his aunts Elnora Vines and the late Viola Vines and his loving grandmother, the late Frances Harris Vines. 
He was a graduate of C.M. Eppes High School Class of 1966. He was married to Cynthia McCrae Tyson on June 3, 1970. He attended Florida A&M University, A&T State University and graduated from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington with a bachelor of science degree in creative arts. 
His years of professional service include artist-in-residence with the North Carolina Community College system, instructor of jazz piano at UNC-W, musical director of the Jazz Academy of Nairobi, Kenya, East Africa, and music educator with the public schools of Wilmington, Del. 
Mr. Tyson was a member of the East Carolina University Gospel Choir. He was presently serving as consultant with the children's music programs of Weed and Seed and minister of music at York Memorial A.M.E. Zion Church. 
Left with precious and loving memories are his wife, Cynthia McCrae Tyson; two daughters, Attorney Kenya Tyson King (Leonard) of Claymont, Del., and Kimberly Tyson, a sophomore at Clark-Atlanta University; one granddaughter, Irissah Sellah King; one sister, Frances Vines of the home; three aunts, Elnora Vines of the home, Penina Darden of Greenville and Alice Branch of Brooklyn, N.Y., and other relatives and friends. 
The family will receive friends today at Flanagan Funeral Home, 1026 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, from 5-6 p.m., and other times will be at the home, 519 Greenfield Blvd. 

Frank Hines Sr. 
LA GRANGE — Mr. Frank Hines Sr., 71, 302 Robins Drive, died Friday, July 12, 2002. He was a native of Lenoir County, where he attended the county schools. He was a member of Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church in La Grange. 
Funeral services 1 p.m. Tuesday, July 16, 2002, at Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church in La Grange with the Rev. Michael Johnson officiating. Burial in Fairview Cemetery. 
Survivors: six daughters, Teresa Younger, Rose Mary Owens, Beverly Wellington, Deloris Gregory and Gertie Kirkman, all of Kinston, and Shirley Ford of Temple Hill, Md.; three sons, Frank M. Hines Jr. of La Grange, Melvin Hawkins of Snow Hill and Billy Bloudson of Boston; three sisters, Ethel Mae Dawson of Goldsboro, Doris Murdock of Henderson and Mildred Goldsberry of Goldsboro; two brothers, Nathaniel Rouse and Jesse Rouse of La Grange; 14 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. The body may be viewed Monday from 2-8 p.m. at Mitchell's Funeral Home in La Grange. 

Sybil C. Morris 
VANCEBORO — Mrs. Sybil C. Morris, 62, died Friday, July 12, 2002. A native and lifelong resident of Vanceboro, she owned and operated Morris Clean Service. She was a member of Juniper Chapel Free Will Baptist Church. 
Funeral services 2:30 p.m. Monday at the church. Burial in the church cemetery. Visitation 7-9 tonight, Wilkerson Funeral Home, Vanceboro. 

Oliver Jones 
SNOW HILL — Mr. Oliver Jones, 78, died Tuesday, July 9, 2002. 
Funeral services 2 p.m. today, S. Connor Memorial Chapel, Snow Hill. Burial in Shady Grove Cemetery. Arrangements by S. Connor Memorial Funeral Home, Snow Hill.


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