Frances Elsie Dowdy Fulcher, 89

Published 5:44 pm Thursday, August 22, 2013

AUGUST 22 — Frances Elsie Dowdy Fulcher, 89, of Farmville, passed away Wednesday, August 21, 2013. She was born on January 15, 1924 to the late Annie Singleton Dowdy and Charlie Hamilton Dowdy Sr. She graduated from Farmville High school and then attended Longwood State Teachers College now Longwood University. She was married to Thomas J. Fulcher Jr. in 1946 and had two children.

Mrs. Fulcher was a devoted member of Farmville Presbyterian Church and was active as a Sunday school teacher, choir member, youth director and a recipient of the lifetime award for “Women of Church”. She was an active den mother for the cub scouts for many years, a member of the Jr. Woman’s Club and a long-time member of the Nora Lancaster Garden Club. She enjoyed playing bridge, flower arranging, traveling, gardening and spending time with her friends and family.

She is survived by her husband of 67 years, T.J. Fulcher Jr.; son, Thomas J. Fulcher III (Gayle) of Chesapeake; daughter, Sara Elizabeth Fulcher Keen (Mark) of Garner, NC; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; sister, Inez Simpson and numerous beloved nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by four brothers, Otha C. Dowdy, Charlie H. Dowdy, Willie W. Dowdy, and Rankin D. Dowdy and five sisters, Louise D. Glen, Bessie D. Pulliam, Ruby D. Gordon, Annie D. Burger and Vernelle D. Betko.

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Family will receive friends on Thursday, August 22, from 6-8 p.m. at Puckett Funeral Home.

A funeral service will be held on Friday, August 23, at 11 a.m. at the Farmville Presbyterian Church with interment to follow in Westview Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Farmville Presbyterian Church or to a charity of your choice.

Puckett Funeral Home, Farmville, is serving the family.