Carrie Horton Tilley, 88, of Wake Forest, died Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013 at Hillside Nursing Center where she had been a resident since 2006. She was born in Wake County, the daughter of the late Weldon and Blanche Horton and was a life-long resident of Wake Forest. Mrs. Tilley was a member of Glen Royal Baptist Church and was retired from Royall Cotton Mill. She will be remembered for her kindness and hospitality.
Funeral services were held 4 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013 at Glen Royal Baptist Church with the Rev. Robert Faile officiating. Burial was in Wake Forest Cemetery.
Mrs. Tilley is survived by her son, William Tilley and wife, Jo Ann, of Wake Forest; daughters, Judy Emory and her friend, Steve Lowery, of Wake Forest and Elaine Kearney and husband, Larry, of Franklinton; grandchildren (who always called her “Me Ma”), Weldon Tilley and wife, Theresa, of Wake Forest, Greg Tilley of Wendell, Michelle Bailey and husband, Randy, of Rolesville and Joey Kearney and wife, Caiti, of Franklinton; great-grandchildren, Elyse Tilley, Brooke Tilley, Clay Bailey and Luke Bailey; nieces, Phyllis Johnson and Diane Godwin; other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, William Jefferson Tilley and by her grandson, Peter Kearney.
Memorial contributions may be made to Glen Royal Baptist Church Renovation Fund, 731 Elizabeth Avenue, Wake Forest, NC 27587.
Pallbearers were Weldon Tilley, Greg Nance, Joey Kearney, David Ross, Boyce Nance and Ricky Wright.
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