Eula Byrd Painter

Eula Byrd Painter


November 1, 1928 – June 26, 2014

WENDELL – Eula Byrd Southerland Painter, 85, died Thursday.  A native of Johnston Co., She was daughter to the late Doctor “Doc” Washington & Katie Byrd Southerland.  Eula served in many capacities at Wendell Baptist Church for many years.  She was co-owner of Saunders Pharmacy.  Her children & grandchildren were the light of her life. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Wyatt Thaxton Painter.

She is survived by her daughters; Tricia Painter of Wendell, Sally P. Walczak (David) of Morehead City, brother; Sherwood Southerland (Janice) of Smithfield, grandchildren; Anna Kate Painter and Drew Walczak, numerous nieces & nephews.

Flowers welcomed or memorials may be made to Alzheimer’s Research or Transitions Life Care.

Funeral service 3 pm, Sunday, Strickland Funeral Home Chapel, 211 W. Third St., Wendell with visitation from 1:30 pm -3 pm, prior to the service.  Burial, Greenmount Cemetery.  

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