Norma Jean Faulk Riley, of Carthage, passed away Sunday, March 24, 2019-Mrs. Riley,
formerly of Sanford, NC, was the daughter of the late Joseph Monroe Faulk and Pearl Mae Faulk.
Mrs. Riley was preceded in death by her husband of 68 years, Jimmy Riley. She also was preceded
In death by a sister, Estelle Faulk Wilson, and three brothers, Dail Faulk, Bill Faulk and Homer Faulk,
all of Sanford, NC.

Mrs. Riley was a member of the Carthage United Methodist Church. She served on various
committees, and was a dedicated member of the of the Church choir for many years.

Mrs. Riley was elected and served as a Carthage Town Commissioner from 2003-2007, and then served as Mayor Pro Tem of Carthage from 2008-2014. In 2007 she received the Outstanding Citizen Award from the Carthage Rotary Club. She was a member of the Carthage Economic Development Committee, the Carthage Mural Committee and the Carthage Garden Club.

Mrs Riley is survived by a daughter, Debbie Riley of Seven lakes, two sons Landy Riley and his wife Belinda of Whispering Pines, Scott Riley and his wife Sherry also of Whispering Pines, NC.  She is also survived by eight Grand Children, Jeanne Hobbs of Southern Pines, NC Jim Hobbs of Southport, NC. Tatum Riley of Whispering Pines, James Riley of Whispering Pines, Dawson Riley of Whispering Pines, Jessica Riley of Greenville, NC , Taylor Riley of Greenville, NC and Jake Riley of Whispering Pines, NC. One great grandchild, Grady James Hobbs of Southport, NC

Mrs. Riley’s service will be held Friday, March 29,2019 at 11:00 am at the Carthage United
Methodist Church. Following the service, the family will receive friends at the McDonald Building
In Carthage, NC.

In lieu of flowers, Memorials may be made to the Carthage United Methodist Church,
P. O. Box 70, Carthage, NC 28327

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  1. Jean was one of the finest ladies that I have ever had the privilege to know.-  She always treated me and others with the kindest respect.-  I always admired her wonderful demeanor and testimony.-  Deepest sympathy to the family.

  2. At times like these we need the most comfort. The Bible informs us who provides the best comfort found in 2 Corinthians 1:3,4 ‘Praised be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of tender mercies and the God of all comfort,who comforts us

  3. With sympathy to Debbie, Landy, Scott and families. Mrs. Riley always shared a smile and kind- words whenever seeing her. She was a joy to know and will be missed. May God grant you all peace, comfort and strength at this difficult time.

  4. Carol Myers- 
    Our thoughts and prayers are with all you and your families.May God give you only as he can, his peace and tender care during this time of loss.
    Matthew 5:4-  ‘Blessed are those that mourn, for they shall be comforted’. <

  5. I was saddened to read in the paper about the loss of your mother.-  My thoughts are with you during this time of sorrow.

  6. Eddie m gutierrez
    There’s a special place in all of our hearts for our mothers, just like there’s a special place in every mother’s heart for her children. You must continue to carry her memory in that special place in your heart. I am sincerely sorr

  7. I met Jean when we started the Chamber’s Carthage Council in the early 80’s.-  She was better known as Mrs. Carthage. Such a graciously lady.-  She will be missed!

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