AAFA #0284





Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Monday, 28 September 2003


ROCKY MOUNT—Louise Matthews Fuller, age 85, died at her home on Saturday, September 27, 2003. She was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Lindsey Matthews of Rocky Mount.

            She is survived by her husband, Silas D. Fuller and daughter, Claudia Frances Fuller, both of the home; her son and brother, David Fuller and John Lindsey Matthews Jr. both of Rocky Mount.

            Mrs. Fuller was a lifelong member of the First Presbyterian Church , Rocky Mount, where she was a Sunday School teacher and librarian. Among her many interests was the Tar River Connections Genealogical Society where she did a great work in research for other people and the Liberal Arts Club.

            A memorial service will be held at the First Presbyterian Church, Rocky Mount 11 a.m. Monday, September 29th, following a family interment service at Pineview Cemetery.

            The family will receive friends in the Fellowship Hall at the church following the service.

            It is requested that in lieu of flowers contributions be made to the Memorial Fund of the First Presbyterian Church, 153 North Church Street, Rocky Mount, N.C. 27804 or the Tar River Connections Genealogical Society, P.O. Box 8764, Rocky Mount, N.C. 27804.

            Arrangements by Johnson Funerals and Cremations 1912 Sunset Avenue, Rocky Mount, N.C.


Photo from Pineview Cemetery, South Rocky Mount, Edgecombe Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Trey Matthews


AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Louise M. Fuller (SS# issued in NC) was born 10 Aug 1918, last residence Rocky Mount, Nash Co., NC.

            Louise has no Alfords in her lineage, but she joined AAFA because she connects through collateral lines.

            From North Carolina Birth Index, 1800–2000 (Ancestry.com): Francis Louise Matthews was born 10 Aug 1918 in Rocky Mount, Nash Co., NC, the daughter of J.L. Matthews and Claude Burnette. Her relative Trey Matthews reports that it is probable that the spelling should be Frances, as it is for her daughter and grandmother.