BAILEY - Lula Ann Strickland Costin, 70, died Friday, June 22, 2012 at UNC Chapel Hill. A graveside service was conducted Tuesday, June 26, at Bailey Town Cemetery, with the Rev. Gerald Wiggs officiating.

Surviving: husband, Melvin Costin of the home; sons, Bruce Morgan Sr. (Patricia) of Spring Hope, David Morgan (Michelle) of Wendell; sisters, Linda Allen of Youngsville, Betty Smith of Louisburg, Earlene Medlin of Zebulon, Connie Howard of Spring Hope, Marie “Ree” Turnage of Zebulon, and Irene Creekmore of Spring Hope; brothers, Ben Strickland of Middlesex and Sidney Strickland of Louisburg; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Flowers accepted or memorial donations may be made to Scleroderma Foundation, Attn. Donations, 300 Rosewood Drive, Suite 105, Danvers, MA 01923,

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