James Thomas "Tommy" Fuqua

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BURLINGTON - Mr. James Thomas "Tommy" Fuqua, 85, of Burlington died at the Hospice Home on Friday, May 9, 2014, at 9:30 a.m.
A native of Burlington, he was the husband of Nadine Smith Fuqua, who survives, and son of Clarence Page Fuqua and Alta Mae Stuart Fuqua, both deceased. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving during the Korean Conflict in the 424th Charlie Battery Field Artillery Battalion. He was owner and operator of Alamance Packing Company Inc. Tommy was a member of Kinnett Memorial Baptist Church, the Seniors' Golf Association and the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
In addition to his wife of the home, survivors include a sister, Shirley F. Howard of Burlington and aunt, Bertha F. Steelman of Burlington.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Kenneth Fuqua and brother-in-law, Rock Howard.
The funeral service will be conducted at the Rich & Thompson Chapel in Burlington on Monday, May 12, 2014, at 11 a.m. by the Rev. Don Pegg with the family receiving friends from 9:30 to10:45 a.m. prior to the service. Burial will follow in Alamance Memorial Park. At other times the family will be at the residence.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Hospice League of Alamance-Caswell, 918 Chapel Hill Road, Burlington, NC 27215 or to Kinnett Memorial Baptist Church, 1106 East Morehead Street, Burlington, NC 27215.
Condolences may be offered at www.richandthompson.com.

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Rich and Thompson Funeral and Cremation Service
306 Glenwood Ave. Burlington, NC 27215
(336) 226-1622
Published in TheTimesNews.com from May 9 to May 10, 2014
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