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Fran Tyson

February 16, 1939 — April 24, 2017

Fran Avery Tyson, 78, of Stantonsburg, died Monday, April 24, 2017, in her home.

Funeral, Wednesday, 2:00 PM, First United Methodist Church, Wilson, followed by a time of visiting and sharing in Asbury Hall. Interment will be for and at the convenience of the family.

Fran met her future husband, Bill, while they were attending High Point College. They started their marriage which lasted over 57 years in Raleigh for nine years before relocating to Wilson County in 1969 to establish their permanent home. She enrolled in art classes at Barton College while working at Wilson Memorial Hospital at the same time. She has been in the Wilson Active Artist Association and the Arts Council and retired from Wilson Medical Center.

Born in Petersburg, VA, on February 16, 1939, she was a daughter of the late John Thomas and Gertrude Long Avery.

Surviving is her husband, J.W. "Bill" Tyson, Jr; daughter, Donna Lynne Tyson of Cary; son, J.W. 'Bill' Tyson, III, (Laurie) of Stantonsburg; grandchildren, Avery Grace, Emily Katherine and Tyson Nicole Dishman; sister, Elizabeth A. Pierce of Lovingston, VA; brother, John T. Avery, III, (Susan) of Roanoke Rapids; numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorials would be appreciated if directed to First United Methodist Church, PO Box 1423, Wilson, NC 27894-1423.


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