12/07/09 — ELOISE B. FUTRELL

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May 12, 1919-Dec. 6, 2009

BETHEL -- Eloise Bogue Futrell, 2034 Futrell-Roberson Road, died Sunday at University Health Systems Inpatient Hospice.

The funeral service will be held Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. at Sweet Gum Grove Free Will Baptist Church, 787 Sweet Gum Grove Church Road in Stokes. Committal will follow in Wayne County at Eureka Cemetery, 200 N.C. 222 east in Eureka. There will be a time of visiting and sharing with the family in the fellowship hall from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.

She was born in Wayne County, the daughter of the late Hettie Davis Bogue and William Arthur Bogue.

She was a graduate of the 1937 class of Eureka High School.

While living in Wayne County, she was a member of Stoney Creek Free Will Baptist Church, where she had served as a Sunday School teacher and was past president of the ladies auxiliary.

In 1959, she moved to Pitt County, where she transferred her membership to Sweet Gum Grove Free Will Baptist Church. She loved her church and there she continued to teach Sunday School for 50 plus years as well as being an active member of the choir. She wrote the church news letter each month and was chairperson of the Mount Olive College fundraiser. Since 1959, she had served as secretary of the Maggie Little Circle and treasurer of Sweet Gum Grove Extension Homemakers Club.

Surviving are her husband of 70 years, Esper A. Futrell; sons: Elliott R. Futrell (Georgia) of Goldsboro and William A. "Billy" Futrell (Wendy) and James Wilbert Futrell Sr. (Becky) both of Bethel; seven grandchildren, Elizabeth A. Futrell of Goldsboro, Shelley Futrell Tripp (Samuel) of Bethel, Joshua A. Futrell of Ayden, Jessica Futrell Cauthon (Samuel) of Kinston and Jacob A. Futrell, James W. "Will" Futrell Jr. and Joanna A. Futrell all of Bethel; great-grandchildren, Samuel Clarence Tripp Jr., Saria Taylor Tripp, Kileigh Dianelle Futrell and Anna Grace Cauthon; sisters, Doris B. Parris of Stantonsburg, Ruth B. Davis of Wilson and Myra B. Horton of Greenville.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Anna Frances Futrell, and her siblings, Wilbert Bogue, Sallie B. Futrell, Marvin Bogue, Margaret B. Batts, Irene B. Hamrick, Grace B. Reid and Minnie B. Eloshway.

Memorials are suggested to Sweet Gum Grove Free Will Baptist Church, c/o Malinda B. Heath, 3383 Station Mill Road, Robersonville, N.C., 27871-9438

Arrangements are by Evergreen Memorial Service of Goldsboro and condolences may be made through www.evergreenmemorialservice.com.


Published in Obituaries on December 7, 2009 1:48 PM