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Thelma Sue Richards

February 18, 1940 ~ November 4, 2020 (age 80)

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Thelma Sue Styron Richards, 80, of Beaufort, passed away on Wednesday, November 4, 2020 at the Crystal Coast Hospice House of Newport.

Sue was a lifetime member of Live Oak Grove Christian Church. She was a member of Nellie Avery’s Bible Class. Past member of Beaufort Rescue Squad Ladies Auxiliary, Beaufort EMS, Beaufort Fireman’s Association, and VFW Post 240 Ladies Auxiliary.

A graveside service will be held at 3:00 PM on Sunday at Carteret Memorial Gardens in Beaufort with Pastor Bill Pollock officiating.

She is survived by her son, Doneal Ray Richards Jr. and wife, Beverly Andresen Richards of New Bern; daughter, Laura Richards Clarke and husband, Donald Mason Clarke Jr. of New Bern; son, George Thomas Richards of Otway; brother, Billy Mac Styron Sr. of Swansboro; sister, Dianne Styron Taylor and husband, Swindell Allen Taylor Sr. of Jacksonville; brother, Charles Richard Styron Sr. and wife, Carolyn Styron of Morehead City; grandchildren:  Doneal Ray Richards III, Amber Nicole Richards, Matthew Mason Clarke, Christina Clarke Holder, Kelsey Denise Richards, and Georgia Brooke Krieger; great grandchildren: Peyton Laura Holder, Mason Nathaniel Holder, Sophia Elizabeth Clarke, Acelynne Harris Eastman, and Mila Sue Davila; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Doneal Ray Richards Sr.; parents, Charlie and Thelma Styron; sisters, Peggy Styron Beck and Evelyn Styron Willis.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 PM on Saturday at Noe-Brooks Funeral Home of Morehead City.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Sue Richards to Live Oak Grove Christian Church Building Fund, PO Box 771, Beaufort, NC  28516.

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Arrangements by Noe-Brooks Funeral Home, Morehead City, NC.

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November 7, 2020

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Noe-Brooks Funeral Home and Crematory
201 Professional Circle
Morehead City, NC 28557

Graveside Service
November 8, 2020

3:00 PM
Carteret Memorial Gardens, Beaufort

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