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Adolphus "Buzz" Linwood Tilley III, 63, of 1800 Evergreen Avenue, died Saturday at his residence.

A native of Durham, he was the son of Daisy Dixon Tilley and the late Adolphus Linwood Tilley Jr. He was the owner and operator of Krispy Kreme Doughnut Co. of Eastern N.C. and a member of the Golden K Kiwanis Club of Goldsboro.

A memorial service will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Saint Paul United Methodist Church with Dr. Billy Seate officiating. Honorary Pallbearers will be the Golden 'K' Kiwanis Club members.

He is survived by his wife, Judith Smith Tilley; daughter, Amanda Tilley of Greenville, N.C.; brother, Mac Tilley of Rocky Mount; sister-in-law , Sylvia Tilley of Elizabeth City; brothers-in-law, Waverly Smith of Raleigh and Billy Smith of Roanoke Rapids; a special friend, Carlton Troublefield of Goldsboro and his faithful companion, Gus.; and five nephews and three nieces.

In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his brother, Dixon Tilley.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Don Lee Center, a camp and retreat ministry of the North Carolina United Methodist Conference, c/o Camp Don Lee, 315 Camp Don Lee Road, Arapahoe, N.C., 28510.

The family will receive friends at the church following the memorial service, and other times at the residence.

Arrangements by Seymour Funeral Home and Cremation Service Inc.


Published in Obituaries on June 21, 2004 1:31 PM