The funeral service will be conducted at 11:00 A.M., Monday, December 8, 2014 at the Saint Paul African Methodist Episcopal Church, corner of Johnson and Russell Streets, Oglethorpe Georgia. The Reverend Norris Harris, pastor, will officiate. Interment will follow in the Oglethorpe City Cemetery, Memorial Drive, Oglethorpe, Georgia.
Carrie was born September 4, 1927 in Macon County, Georgia to the late Edgar Fulks and Jessie Davis Fulks. Born in a family of fifteen children, she was preceded in death by Hennie Mae Fulks Griffin, Tommy Lee Fulks, Clarence Fulks, Eloise Fulks, J. D. Fulks, Hattie Mae Fulks, J. L. Fulks, W. D. Fulks, Doug Fulks, David Fulks, Sarah Fulks Brooks, and Baby Fulks. She acquired her education in the public school system of Macon County. At an early age, she accepted Jesus Christ as her personal Savior and joined the historic Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church. After moving to Oglethorpe, Georgia, the family joined New Pond Baptist Church. Carrie had a new awakening in her Christian walk and belief, where she joined the band of Christian believers at Saint Paul African Methodist Episcopal Church under the leadership of the late Rev. M. I. Middleton. She worked diligently on the Usher Board Ministry until her health failed.
Carrie was known throughout the Macon County and surrounding counties as the “Dry Cleaning Lady”. She was employed with Britt’s Dry Cleaners. She was recognized as the best presser around the area. Her customers always gave her praises for a job well done. On October 27, 2000, Carrie Bell retired from Britt’s Cleaners. She was married to the late Fletcher White.
Survivors are one son, Eddie Thomas Hosley, Sr. (Blanchie), Oglethorpe, Georgia; grandchildren, Eddie Thomas Hosley, Jr. (Jarthurlynn), Augusta, Georgia, Tora Jefferson, Albany, Georgia, Lakeita Cleland, Ideal, Georgia, Robyn Walters, Conyers, Georgia, and Taryon Green, Warner Robins, Georgia; eleven great grandchildren; two siblings, Charles Fulks, Brunswick, Georgia and Farris Rice, New York City, New York; a host of beloved nieces and nephews, including Essie Duncan, Easter Mahone, Willie Brooks, Kate Davis, Anita Suggs, and Charlie Carson; a host of other relatives and friends, including three devoted friends, Glenda , Mary and Julia.