Paula Juanita Fulcher Peele

Paula Juanita Fulcher Peele

Paula Juanita Fulcher Peele, 82, of Hatteras, died July 27, 2013. She was born October 24, 1930, to the late Paula Virginia and Edward Hayes Fulcher. She was born in Fort Henry, VA, lived in New York until the age of 15, Juanita and her family moved to Buxton, NC in 1946, where she met and married the late William Maxton Peele Sr. She was the last founding member of Our Lady of the Seas Catholic Church. She is best known for managing the KFC in Buxton and Hostess of the Channel Bass, passing her love of food to all her children. Her family was her greatest love and crowning glory.

She is survived by four children, William Maxton Peele Jr., and his children, Michelle and husband Tony, Catherine, and William. William Maxton Peele III, Paula Patricia Peele and her children, Jennifer Scarborough and I G, Kelsey and Keith, Ryan, Amy R. Goodman, Michael Oden Peele and wife Claudia. Sharon Peele Kennedy and children Eva, Carrie, and Stan. Jeffery William Kennedy, Lily Auna Kennedy, Wesley Hordell, Wyatt Hayes. She is also survived by her sisters Agnes and Carol and many nieces and nephews and family friends, Pat Deffons.

She is predeceased by grandson Micheal E. an infant granddaughter, and her brother Edwary

There will be a celebration of Juanita’s life on Wednesday, July 31, at 2:00 pm, at the Hatteras Civic Center. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the America Cancer Society,

Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo, NC is assisting the family with arrangements. Condolences may be expressed to the family at

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  1. Jack Willis

    Mike, Maxton, Patricia, Sharon. So sorry to hear the passing of your mother
    she will be missed like all mothers and friends.

  2. George H. & Ruby J. Good

    So sorry for your loss and we pray God will be with you all in this time of need.

  3. Leigh Leonard Smith

    Mackie, Patricia, Michael and Sharon
    So sorry about your Mother’s passing.

  4. MaryDawn Midgett Judy

    Mackie, Patricia, Michael, and Sharon, and your families: I was so sorry to hear of Miss Juanita’s illness and even sorrier to hear of her leaving. I have to believe she is at peace and I pray for comfort for you. God rest her soul.

  5. Larris Tolson

    Sharon, Mike, Maxton, and Patricia, may the Lord give you peace and tranquility. May the knowledge of the love that your mother had for her family, friends, and neighbors, and the light of her faith that she brought into the lives of many others, sustain you in this time of grief.

  6. Lillie O'Donnell

    So sorry to hear of your mom passing, my thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time, god bless you…..
    Lillie and Hank O’Donnell

  7. Danny Couch and family

    We will miss her very much, she empowered people, made everyone feel like they could take on the world. She was so good to my mother and family and my brothers and me.
    Her family is special.

  8. Dr.Burroughs & Winona

    So sorry for your loss! I know how hard it is to part with your Mother even when you’re expecting it.I know Juanita is in a better place with no more pain & probably listening to Opera or maybe even playing cards!

  9. Rauna Conner

    Johnny and want to send you our sympathy on your mother’s passing. May you receive comfort and strength from God, family and friends.

  10. Mary Printz

    Micheal, Patrica, Mackie, Sharon, and to the rest of the family, I am so sorry to hear about your Mom. She was truly blessed and a blessing to many others. Thoughts and prayers with you all.

  11. Mike and Marion Gaskins

    To the entire family………..We are so sorry for your loss. May God’s peace and comfort be with each of you in this difficult time.

  12. Crystal Blackmon

    Wishing you peace and comfort during this difficult time. Sincere condolences. The Blackmon Family

  13. Jane & Gerald Rollinson

    So sorry for the loss of your mother. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. May God surround you with his peace and comfort .

  14. Grant Jennette

    Mackie, Patricia, Michael, and Sharon, I spent a lot of time at your house and she always treated everyone like they we her own kids. She was a special person and will be missed by everyone who knew her.

  15. Erlene and Tammie Willis

    Mackie.Patricia,Sharon,Michael,and all the rest of the family- We’re praying for you to receive the peace and comfort of God in this difficult time. Juanita was a good friend and will be missed.

  16. Chyrel Brown Austin

    Patricia, Sharon, Micheal and Mackie,
    So sorry to hear this. Peace be with you all during this time and always.

  17. Barbara and Bob

    There’s another angel in Heaven, another star in the sky. God Bless you all.

  18. Lisa Tolson

    Maxton, Patricia, Michael, Sharon and your families, I am so sorry about your loss. Miss Juanita was a strong, beautiful and smart woman. God bless and grant you strength and peace.

  19. John Brandt

    I was very saddened to learn of the passing of Mrs. Peele. She was a special and wonderful person and sorry for the loss to her family and friends! Most recently (2011)we reminisced about all the good times at KFC in the early 70’s when I worked there summers for her and Maxton, and with Meline, Katherine, and Ruby; she treated us as part of her family.

  20. Bertie Dixon III

    I will miss Aunt Juanita. Sorry for your loss! I know how hard it is to part with a our Mother even when you’re expecting it.

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