05/01/05 — WILLIAM C. FIELDS

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SNOW HILL -- William C. "Stem" Fields, 64, of 3752 Hwy 13 South, departed this life on Friday, April 29, 2005, at his home following an extended battle with cancer.

Mr. Fields was born September 12, 1940, in Greene County, the son of Edna H. Fields and the late, Wilbur W. Fields. He grew up in the New Hope area of Goldsboro and returned to Greene County after marriage. He served in the US Army and was a member of Jerusalem United Methodist Church. After 28 years, he retired as a truck driver having worked with McLean and Yellow Freight. Following his retirement, Mr. Fields worked with the Greene County Sheriff's Department for five years.

Funeral services were held at 7 p.m. Saturday at the chapel of Taylor-Tyson Funeral Service with Pastor Al Sullivan and Pastor Carolyn Cummings-Woriax officiating. Committal services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Snow Hill Cemetery.

Mr. Fields is survived by his wife of 40 years, Betty Jo Shackelford Fields; one son, William Michael Fields and wife, Stacey of Winterville; two daughters, Carol Ann Glisson and husband, Billy of Snow Hill and Jessica Thomas and husband, Shaun of Winterville; four grandchildren, Casey and Logan Fields, and Hailey and Luke Glisson; a brother, Alton M. Fields and wife, Barbara of Goldsboro; special-in-laws, Ralph and Linda Whitfield of Snow Hill, Dennis and Kathy Shackelford of Robersonville, and the late, Jesse and Gail Shackelford who were of Hugo; and many special nieces, nephews and friends.

The family received friends on Saturday following the service and other times will receive friends at the residence. Flowers are welcome or memorials may be made to Jerusalem UMC, c/o Larry Stroud, 3640 Hwy 13 South, Snow Hill, NC 28580.

Arrangements by Taylor-Tyson Funeral Service.

(Written & Paid by the Family)

Published in Obituaries on May 1, 2005 2:07 AM