Emma Samuel Coulton, 87, of Petersburg and formerly of Durham, N.C., passed away on Oct. 27, 2012, in Hopewell Va.

She is survived by her daughter, Bettye C. Mayes; two brothers-in-law, Marvin Coulton (Annie) and Herbert Coulton Sr. (Maxine); one sister-in-law, Vivian Samuel; and several nieces and nephews.

Memorial services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012, at First Baptist Church, 137 Harrison St., Petersburg. The pastor, Dr. Jeremiah Tillman, will officiate.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the staff of William N. Bland & Son Funeral Home, Petersburg. Rev. and Mrs. William N. Bland Jr., and Mr. James I. Gay, funeral directors. For more information or to leave an online condolence, visit blandenterprisesinc.com.

Published in The Progress-Index from Nov. 15 to Nov. 16, 2012