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Melvin Wayne Furlough

Published 12:06am Thursday, February 7, 2013

Feb. 10, 1938 – Feb. 5, 2013

Melvin Wayne Furlough, 74, of Roper, died Tuesday, February 5, 2013 at Three Rivers Nursing Center in Windsor.
Born February 10, 1938 in Washington County he was the son of the late Herbert Furlough and Mamie Davenport Furlough and was preceded in death by his sister, Frances Furlough Prendergast; brothers, Russell Furlough and Bobby Furlough. Wayne retired with 35 years of service from Weyerhaeuser Corporation. He enjoyed his family and took great pride in his grandchildren. He was an avid hunter and made many memories fishing with his grandchildren. He was very passionate about Relay for Life and worked to promote a cure for cancer. He was a member of Plymouth Church of Christ.
His family includes his wife of 53 years, Harriet Bray Furlough of Roper, N.C.; daughter, Lisa Furlough Latham and husband Jeffrey of Pungo, N.C.; son, Stephen Wayne Furlough and wife Lynne of Roper, N.C.; brother, Leo Furlough of Plymouth, N.C.; grandchildren, Chandler Furlough, Chase Furlough, Brent Harris, Dustin Latham and Colby Latham.
Funeral service will be held Thursday, February 7, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at Plymouth Church of Christ, Plymouth with Bob Moulden officiating. Burial will follow in Zion’s Chapel Church of Christ Cemetery. Family is receiving friends at the residence. Arrangements are by Maitland Funeral Home, Plymouth. Condolences may be made to the family at

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