Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

February 24, 2013

Frances Marie Allen Fulford

Bluefield Daily Telegraph

BLUEFIELD — Frances Marie Allen Fulford, 85, of Bluefield, W.Va., passed away Thursday, February 21, 2013 after a long illness at Roanoke Memorial Hospital.

Born June 28, 1927, in McDowell County, she was a daughter of the late Carroll and Reba Creaseman Allen. She was a retired supervisor from GTE and Bluefield Regional Medical Center and had lived in Bluefield for 48 years. She was a member of the Church of Christ in Bramwell.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James Fulford Sr., and two sisters, Catherine Calfee and Mary Lockhart.

Three surviving siblings include: Norma Spichek, Shirley Rigdon and William Allen. Children include James Fulford Jr., Kathryn Fulford and Carol Fulford Osborne. Grandchildren are Lisa Wagner, Anna Osborne, Stewart Osborne Jr., James Osborne and wife Crystal, and Daniel Osborne and wife Heather. Great-grandchildren include Joshua Osborne, Autumn Osborne, Lauren Reynolds, Jacob Reynolds, Cody Osborne and Douglas Bailey.

Memorial services will be conducted on Monday, February 25, 2013 at 2:30 p.m. at the Cravens-Shires Funeral Home in Bluewell with Minister Paul Delida officiating.

Friends may call on Monday from 1:30 - 2:30 p.m. at the funeral home.

Online condolences will be accepted at

Cravens-Shires Funeral Home, 3431 Coal Heritage Road (Bluewell), Bluefield, WV 24701 is serving the family.