Thomas Elwood Medlin
Thomas Elwood Medlin, 81, of 104 E. 4th Street, Roanoke Rapids, died Saturday October 24, 2009. He was a native of Halifax County. Mr. Medlin was the son of the late W.P. (Billy) and Lula Medlin. He was preceded in death by three brothers W.B. (Bernard) Medlin, Julian W. (Monk) Medlin and Clarence I. Medlin.
Mr. Medlin was a long time member of First Baptist Church and was retired from Champion International Paper mill after many years of service.
He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Frances Norwood Medlin; two daughters, Donna M. Draper of Roanoke Rapids and Teresa M. Barrett and her husband, Mike, of Pleasant Garden; two sons, Lynn Medlin and his wife, Debbie, and Glenn Medlin and his wife, Deborah, both of Roanoke Rapids; 10 grandchildren, Jeremy Draper and his wife, Jill, Dionna Manning and her husband, Tom, Shannon Parrish and her husband, Josh, Shelley Tobin and her husband, Chad, Winborne Medlin, Kristi McConnell and her husband, Eddie, Lori Harrell and her husband, AJ, David Cooke, Blake Medlin and Ashley Medlin; 11 great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law, Mildred Medlin and Tivie Medlin, both of Roanoke Rapids; and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held Monday, October 26, at 2:00 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Roanoke Rapids, with Mr. Medlin's son-in-law, Rev. Mike Barrett and Dr. Julian Mills officiating. Burial will follow in Cedarwood Cemetery in Roanoke Rapids.
The family will receive friends Sunday, October 25, 2009 at 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. at Askew Funeral and Cremation Services in Roanoke Rapids.