The Daily Southerner, Tarboro, NC

October 16, 2013


Sports Correspondent

TARBORO — TARBORO — Laura Ann Manda Fuller, 88, died Monday, Oct. 14,2013 Funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Thursday at Carlisle Funeral Home. Burial will follow at 3 p.m. in the Woodlawn Memorial Park in Durham.

Laura was born and raised in Illinois and moved to the south to get married and to pursue her hobby of painting. Laura’s interest in art began in the first grade, inspired by a teacher. Later, she took lessons in watercolors, oils and oil pastel. She was a trained docent at the North Carolina Museum of Art.  Since living at The Fountains, she has won awards for her paintings and has exhibited in local museums and galleries. She was a prolific painter. Laura also participated in the Senior Games, winning numerous medals in the race walk, broad jump, croquet and for sketches in colored pencil. In 1979, she was an ambassador to England with the Friendship Force. She and Gordon won a Community Service award in 2012 for all their participation and contributions.

Mrs. Fuller is survived by a loving family including the love of her golden years, Gordon Campbell of Tarboro; daughters:  Kimberly Fuller Wick and husband Gerald of Clayton and Joan Saunders Durham and husband Terry of Rocky Mount; step-daughter;  Judith Fuller Sprinkle and husband Gerald of Lenoir; grandchildren: Adam Saunders,  Bethany Kohn and Rebecca Shivar; great-grandchildren:  Mimi Lewis and Lauren Kohn and her sister, Pat.

The family will receive friends frpm 1 a.m. until 11 a.m. Thursday at Carlisle Funeral Home.

If desired, in lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.