January 22, 2007
After a long illness Lucile Harrington Hyman's life ended as it had begun
89 years ago in her family home at Harrington Acres near Glendon outside of
Carthage, NC. The daughter of the late William J. and Blanche Davis
Harrington, she was predeceased by two brothers: June Harrington of near Glendon, and Bill Harrington of Kitty Hawk, as well as a sister, Mary Ruth
McLeod of Carthage.
After graduating from Carthage High School in 1935 and completing a
business course she began working in the Moore County Register of Deeds office in 1937, a place familiar to her since her Father had been Register of Deeds
until his death in 1935. For the next 29 years, 'Cile worked in state and
county offices including the Draft Board & Extension Home Agent's.
Lucile gladly and committedly served on many county & community boards,
committees & associations including the Historical Society, the Carthage
Medical Center Board of Directors, Nursing Home Advisory Committee and the
Social Services Board. In 1984 she was one of the proud recipients of the
first Carthage Rotary Club award for Outstanding Community Service. As a
lifelong Democrat Mrs. Hyman enthusiastically supported many causes and
candidates. She served a number of years on the State Democratic Executive
A lifelong member of the Carthage United Methodist Church, she served on
many church committees including the Administrative Council, and the
Pastor-Parrish Relations Committee. She was presented the Life Membership
Pin by the United Methodist Women. Funeral services will be held at 11:00
A.M. Thursday at the Carthage United Methodist Church conducted by the
Rev. Chuck Plowman and the Rev. Ray Mims. Burial will follow in Cross Hill Cemetery.
She is survived by her husband of more than 58 years, Robert J. (Bob)Hyman
of Carthage, a son, Robert J. Jr. (Bobby) & wife Tina of Carthage, a
daughter Alice Ann Hyman of Cary, and the light of her life her two
grandchildren Joseph and Andie Hyman of Carthage, as well as many other
family members and friends.
'Cile believed that friends are angels who lift us to our feet when our
wings have trouble remembering how to fly. She helped many people fly.
Memorials can be made to the Carthage United Methodist Church, P.O Box 71,
Carthage, NC 28327 or to FirstHealth Hospice and Palliative Care, 150
Applecross Rd. , Pinehurst, NC 28374.
The family will receive friends 6:00 - 8:00 P.M. Wednesday at Fry and
Prickett Funeral Home.
On line condolences may be made at wwwfryandprickett.com
I sure hated to find out that Mrs. Hyman had passed on 6 months before I had known anything about it. She really was like a member of the family (to me), for she and Mr. Hyman were always good to me and my siblings and they had practically watched us all