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Obituary for Hattie Medlin Sullivan

Hattie Medlin Sullivan, 91, passed away peacefully Saturday morning at Smithfield Manor surrounded by her loving family.

Hattie was born June 30, 1926, in Johnston County to the late Joseph and Iva Daniels Medlin. She was married to the late Ezra Sullivan. Hattie was a member of St. Mary’s Free Will Baptist Church. She was a fine Godly southern lady, that required very little family, friends, and her flower garden to find peace here on earth.

A service celebrating her life will be held on Monday, September 25, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. in the chapel of Kenly Funeral Service with the Rev. David Kriger officiating. The family will receive friends immediately following the service at the funeral home. A graveside service will be held on Tuesday, September 26, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. in the Kenly Cemetery.

Hattie is survived by her daughters, Marie Davis and husband Glenn of Smithfield, and Lou Ellen Boswell and husband Roy of Smithfield; sons, Earl Sullivan and wife Cathy of Lucama and Phillip Sullivan and wife Carol of Lucama; stepson, Elwood Sullivan and wife Lucille of Lucama; sister, Joyce Whitley of Smithfield; nineteen grandchildren, thirty one great grandchildren; and two great great grandchildren.

In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by her daughters, Patricia Radford and Carolyn Sharpe; stepdaughters, Geraldine Nichols, Dorothy Sullivan, Eva Prigden, and Betty Kennedy; brothers Paul Medlin, Johnny Medlin, Hillard Medlin, Joe Medlin and Calvin Medlin; sisters, Maggie Strickland, Eunice Edwards, Marie Strickland, Grace Whitley, Myrtie Bunch, and Rodan Hinnant.

Although flowers are welcome, memorials may be made to St. Mary’s Free Will Baptist Church, PO Box 56, Lucama, NC 27851.

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6:30 PM - 7:15 PM
Kenly Funeral & Cremation Service

103 E Second St
Kenly, NC 27542





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Kenly Funeral & Cremation Service

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Kenly, NC 27542





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Kenly Cemetery

Kenly, NC 27542


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