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Nov. 11, 1941-Nov. 5, 2007

Melvin Carroll Tilghman, 65, of 217 Cattleman's Road, died Monday at his residence. He was a native of Lenoir County, born the son of the late Luby and Kathleen Hamm Tilghman. He was a retired truck driver.

On Dec. 31, 1997, he married Peggy Sue Combs, who survives. Also surviving is one son, Dwayne Tilghman of Goldsboro; two stepsons, Larry Allison and Bobby Allison, both of Statesville; three daughters, Tammy Young of Tampa, Fla., Marti Tilghman-Vaughn of Dudley, N.C., Melissa Chiaramonte of High Point, N.C.; two stepdaughters, Donna Combs of Statesville and Melissa Wolfe of Wilkesboro, N.C.; one brother, Elton Earl Tilghman of Goldsboro, N.C.; and 10 grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three sisters and four brothers.

A memorial service celebrating Melvin's life will be held on Thursday at 7 p.m. in the Westmoreland Chapel of Bunch-Johnson Funeral Home conducted by the Rev. Fred Shoemaker. The family will speak with friends following the service at the funeral home.

Condolences may be sent to the family on line at www.legacy.com.

Bunch-Johnson Funeral Home is serving the family of Melvin Carroll Tilghman.


Published in Obituaries on November 7, 2007 1:49 PM