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Visitation

McNeill Mackie Funeral Home
Tuesday November 27th, 2012
6:00pm - 8:00pm

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Visitation

McNeill Mackie Funeral Home
Tuesday November 27th, 2012
6:00pm - 8:00pm

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Memorial Service

St. Pauls United Methodist Church
Wednesday November 28th, 2012
2:00pm

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Memorial Service

St. Pauls United Methodist Church
Wednesday November 28th, 2012
2:00pm

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Elizabeth Fulghum

Elizabeth Askew Fulghum, 72, of St. Pauls, NC died Sunday November 25, 2012 at Southeastern Regional Medical Center in Lumberton. She was born March 25, 1940 in Wilson County, NC to the late Harold Sugg and Edna Janet Wolfe Askew. She was a member of St. Pauls United Methodist Church and retired as a school teacher with St. Pauls High School. A Memorial Service will be held Wednesday November 28, 2012 at 2:00 PM at St. Pauls United Methodist Church, with burial following at Oak Ridge Cemetery. A visitation is scheduled at McNeill Mackie Funeral Home for Tuesday November 27, 2012 from 6:00-8:00 PM. She is survived by her husband, Claude W. Fulghum, Jr.; son, Richard Fulghum; daughter, Janet Fulghum and her husband Dr. Douglas Mize; grandchildren, Rachel Elizabeth Mize, Mary Katherine Mize and Kayla Elise Mize; and sister, Dr. Janet Askew Sipple. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Pauls United Methodist Church, 519 N. Wilkinson Dr., St. Pauls, NC 28384 or the Loflin-Walker Christmas Fund, PO Box 426, St. Pauls, NC 28384. Arrangements by McNeill Mackie Funeral Home, St. Pauls.


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Guestbook

I love you Aunt Bette.You are the best Aunt ever!!! Elspeth Sipple

Elspeth Sipple Dec 1 2012 12:00 AM

Mr. Fulghum:My heart was saddened when I got the call about Ms. Fulghum.All I wanted to do was drop what I was doing and come to St. Pauls and just give you a big hug and tell youhow sorry I was and if there was anything I could do I would be there for you but I couldn't get off of work. She was a precious person and I will truly miss her.You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.If you ever need anything please call me...you know my number and if you come to Duke - please let me know so I can see you.I love you and am thinking about you.Debbie

Debbie Gressel Nov 30 2012 12:00 AM

Bette Bette was my roommate for two and a half years at WC class of 1962.That in itself sounds as ancient as a rotary phone! Janet called and gave me the very sad news about Bettes death and also about Claudes illness.I am so sorry to hear about both and I hope these few lines will give Claude, Janet,and all of you who will miss her dearly some smiles. My Roomie: Bette and I were unlikely roommates. We had a few things in common:we were both women, both attending WC, both blonde, (she was more blonde) both fairly tall.Thats it! Our differences were legion: Bette had a boyfriend (the very handsome Claude), I did not. I am from the north, she was from the south. I was big city (Washington, D.C.,) she was from Wilson. Bette was talented: what a wonderful pianist!I was sorely lacking in all talent regards. Bette was Miss Wilson, I looked on cheering. Bette was organized:she outlined her outlines!I could barely find my books much less my outlines. Bette was neat.My name and neat were oxymorons. Bette was timely.I got extensions. I got in trouble, Bette did not, Bette talked a lot. I would time her! I think you get the drift.This was definitely a wonderful, symbiotic relationship in which opposites attracted! We managed to adjust.Her strengths often matched my weaknesses and vice-versa. We grew close and caring.I cannot imagine a better roommate. She was fun, she was loving, she was smart, she was beautiful, she forgave foibles large and small.She taught me about the south and gave me an appreciation for it that I would never had had without her.I was adopted into her family.I loved those weekends when we would go off to Wilson and to the loving arms of Harold and Edna. I also loved it when Claude would come to visit and we would sit and talk and joke.They were such an ideal couple and all of us were just a teensy bit envious! Our paths were to only to cross a few times after college.I live in Seattle, a long way from St. Pauls.Distance and time did not matter.The few occasions when we saw each other, we picked right up as if time had never intervened. Bette is gone, but her spirit and memory will always be with me and with all of us who were lucky enough to cross paths with her. My heart goes out to Claude and all of the family. With love, Jane Noland aka Billie Greller

Jane Noland aka Billie Greller (in college!) Nov 29 2012 12:00 AM

Dear Fulghum family, We are so sorry to hear of the loss of Bette.We know that she will be missed by each of you.Our prayer is that God, in His mercy and love, will comfort you and help you through this difficult time. Georgette and Russ

Georgette and Russell Keith Nov 28 2012 12:00 AM

Janet, Jack Wright called to tell us about Bett's death.We send our sympathy to you and to her family.Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Peggy, Mary, Susan, and Boodie (Crow)who grew up in Wilson.

Peggy Crow Barham Nov 27 2012 12:00 AM

Dear Mimi and family, We would like to express our sincere condolences to you and your family. Our prayers will be with you everyday. Throughout this difficult time, know that your presence is a beacon of strength for all around you. We love you, The Kuntzman Family

Katie Kuntzman Nov 27 2012 12:00 AM

Dear Claude and family:Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with each of you.Mrs. Fulgham was always a sweet and caring lady and was always so gracious toward Beckie and myself.May God grant you His peace and comfort during this time. Mike and Beckie Sutton

Mike Sutton Nov 27 2012 12:00 AM

My dearest Janet and family, I am so saddened to hear of Bett's death. Please know that you will all be in our thoughts and prayers. We love you all and wish we could be with you. Please keep us posted on Claude. We have commitments we cannot change this weekend, but will try to see you on next Monday. Love, Ellen and Gerald

Ellen Riddle Nov 26 2012 12:00 AM