NEW BERN | Ethlyn Jane Koon Richardson, 80 of the Bellair community died Wednesday, May 14, 2014, at the Grantsbrook Nursing & Rehab Center in Alliance. She was born in Leesville, SC on December 14, 1933, to the late Azilee Rikard and James C. Koon, Sr. Ethlyn was a loving, gracious and caring wife, mother, sister and aunt. She was a faithful member of Beech Grove United Methodist Church where she enjoyed teaching Sunday School and working with the Methodist youth.
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She is survived by her devoted husband, Graham Tull Richardson III; son, Karl G. Richardson of Cary; sisters, Joyce Cameron and husband Calvin of Kinston and Linda Evans and husband Bob of Greenville; and sister-in-law, Bette Koon of Grifton. In addition, she is survived by her nieces, Debbie Franks and husband Randy of Grifton, Karen Alexander and husband Don of Wake Forest, Cindy Powell and husband Tom of Raleigh, Elizabeth Van De Carr and husband Lee of Raleigh, Susan Cholette and husband Joey of Wilmington; nephews, James C. Koon III of Advance, Monroe Koon of Grifton and Robert Evans of Liberty. She loved each one of them dearly. She was preceded in death by her brothers, James C. Koon Jr. and Donald M. Koon.
Funeral will be held Saturday at 5:00 p.m. at Beech Grove United Methodist Church. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends at Pollock-Best Funeral Home from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday.
In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Habitat For Humanity.
Online condolences may be directed to www.pollockbest.com.
Arrangements are by Pollock-Best Funerals & Cremations.
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Published in Sun Journal on May 16, 2014