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March 5, 1935-Dec. 12, 2013

Mattie Hill Wheless, 78, went to be with the Lord Thursday morning at Wayne Memorial Hospital.

Born in Duplin County, she was the daughter of the late Daniel and Nan H. Hill of Duplin County, and was formerly married to the late Paul Wade Wheless of Faison.

A memorial service to celebrate her life will be held Saturday, Dec. 14, at 6 p.m. in the chapel of Shumate-Faulk Funeral Home, with the Rev. Paul Rose officiating.

The family will visit with friends following the service, and at other times, at the home of her daughter, Lynn Spain, 103 John Deere Drive, Goldsboro.

A private entombment will take place at a later date at Wayne Memorial Park.

Mattie was the owner of Merle Norman Cosmetics of Goldsboro, and was a member of the Faison Baptist Church.

Survivors include her daughter, Lynn Wheless Spain and husband, Robby, of Goldsboro; a brother, James D. Hill of Calypso; two grandchildren, Alicia Raynor Delamere and husband, Lee Roach, of Greenville and Brandon Grady of Goldsboro; and three great-grandchildren, Ian, Sophia and Savannah.

The family requests, in lieu of flowers, that memorial contributions may be directed to Faison Baptist Church, 511 W. Main St., Faison, N.C., 28341; Madison Avenue Baptist Church, 300 S. Madison Ave., Goldsboro, N.C., 27530; or Young Life of Wayne County, 1104 E. Ash St., Goldsboro, N.C., 27530.

Shumate-Faulk Funeral Home is serving the Wheless family, and online condolences may be directed to the family at www.shumate-faulk.com.


Published in Obituaries on December 13, 2013 1:56 PM