YOUNGSVILLE - Billy Owen Fulghum Sr., 82, died Monday, Feb. 9, 2009, at his residence. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. today (Saturday, Feb. 14) in the chapel of Bright Funeral Home in Wake Forest, with the Rev. Ken Curtis officiating. Burial will follow with military honors at Pine Forest Memorial Gardens.

He was born in Nash County, the son of the late Etta Wood and Ernest Fulghum. He was a U. S. Navy veteran, having served for more than 25 years.

Surviving: wife, Melba Fulghum; daughter, Brenda Curtis (Randy) of Climax; sons, Billy Fulghum Jr. (Edith) of Virginia Beach, Va., James Ray Fulghum (Sharon) of Knightdale; three brothers and four sisters; five grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Duke Hospice Foundation at Duke Raleigh Hospital;