Fred Burgess Euliss, 83, of Liberty, passed away Wednesday, August 24, 2005, at the Hospice Home in Burlington after a year’s battle with cancer.
A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday at Loflin Funeral Home Chapel in Liberty with the Rev. Stephen T. Johnson of First United Methodist Church of Liberty officiating. Family will receive friends following the service at First United Methodist Church. It was Fred’s wish to be cremated.
Fred was born in Randolph County on August 16, 1922, to the late Ernest Euliss and Alice Burgess. He was a graduate of Liberty High School, had full careers at both Liberty Hosiery Mill as well as Wesley Long Hospital. He served in the 1st Marine Raider Battalion in World War II, earning several military medals including the Purple Heart. It was recently learned that the Purple Heart was never awarded to Fred while he served in the Pacific Theater. With the assistance of Janine Osborne of Congressman Howard Coble’s office, the Purple Heart, as well as duplicates of all his other earned medals, were obtained from the Marine Corps. On August 18, Congressman Howard Coble and his assistants presented Fred all of his medals at his residence. The family wishes to thank the Congressman and Ms. Osborne for their kind assistance in this.
Fred was always a very giving and devoted son, brother, husband, father, grandfather, uncle, friend and an accomplished gardener and avid fisherman.
He is preceded in death by his wife Kathleen Marie Murray, his sister Hattie Dale Harris, brother Mike Euliss, granddaughter and Amy Euliss-Campbell. He is survived by his children, Roger Euliss and wife Linda of Jamestown, Julia Ann Euliss and special friend Bryan Rozelman of Greensboro, Susan Euliss Robinson and husband Terry of Snow Camp and former son-in-law and fishing buddy for many years Timothy Michael Weekley of New Bern; sister Mary Dean Hicks of Ramseur; Ruth Williams and husband Cecil, of Liberty; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren, Katie Euliss and husband Mike West and daughters Sadie and Vega, Emily and Patricia Weekley, Wesley Bingham, Justin Robinson, Ashley Robinson and Chad and Michael Potter; and his very special and devoted friend for many years Carlene Perry of Siler City.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. on Monday at Loflin Funeral Home of Liberty.
In lieu of flowers, please send memorials to the Hospice Home of Alamance Caswell, 918 Chapel Hill Road, Burlington, NC 27215 or ARC of Alamance County, P.O. Box 1275, Burlington, NC 27216 in honor of Ashley Robinson.