Mary Bunch Flanagan

TARBORO — Mary Bunch Flanagan, 80, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013. A memorial service will be held 7:30 p.m. Friday at Carlisle Funeral Home in Tarboro with the Rev. Stanley Buck officiating. The family will receive friends and relatives at Carlisle Funeral Home Friday from 6 -7:30 p.m.

Mary faithfully served as a parking enforcement officer for the Tarboro Police Department.

In addition, Mrs. Flanagan was very active in the Woodmen of the World, Lions Club, and volunteering at Vidant Edgecombe Hospital in Tarboro.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Thurman “Buck” Flanagan; and an infant daughter.

She leaves behind to cherish her memory a loving family which includes her daughters, Linda Ellis and husband, Randy, of Wilson, Kathy Ruffin and husband, Timmy, and Donna Harrelson and husband, Tony, all of Hobgood; brother, Tony Bunch and wife, Patricia, of Atlantic Beach; grandchildren, Amy Smith of Wilson, Kevin Ellis of California, Amanda Ruffin of Durham, Jason Ruffin and Brittany Harrelson, both of Hobgood; great-grandchildren, Heather, Brandon and Ashley Smith, all of Wilson.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Mary’s memory to Vidant Edgecombe Volunteer Services, 111 Hospital Drive, Tarboro, NC 27886.

Arrangements are by Carlisle Funeral Home of Tarboro. Online condolences may be directed to the family by visiting