Bartlett, Wanda Elaine Laughter (2008)

Obituary of Wanda Elaine Laughter Bartlett ~ 2008

Transcribed by Joseph Cook

Wanda Elaine Laughter Bartlett, 56, of Old Fort passed away Monday October 20, 2008 at Memorial Mission Hospital.  She was a loving wife, mother, sister and a friend to everybody.  She was born on October 17, 1952 in Buncombe County, NC to the late James Fillmore and Addie “Velma” Laughter.  Mrs. Bartlett had worked at Colonial Freight System.  She was the Director of Old Fort Youth Activities and a member of the Old Fort Crisis Center.  In addition to her parents she is also preceded in death by three brothers, Ray, Claude Wesley and Wade; and two sisters, Mildred and Dixie.

Surviving are her husband Eugene Bartlett of the home; one son Austin Bartlett of the home; one daughter Kelsey Bartlett of the home; one grandson Teaguen Kingsley of the home; and six brothers and sisters, Wayne Laughter and wife Marie of Fairview, Faye Watson and husband Don of Fairmount, IL, Joyce Bednar and husband Norm of Asheville, Dot Olszewski of Greenup, IL, Dean Laughter and wife Linda of Swannanoa and Donna Laughter Tucker of Canton.

A Memorial Service will be held at 4:00 PM on Thursday October 30, 2008 at Mrs. Bartlett’s home – 1549 Pine Cove Rd. Old Fort, NC.  The family will receive friends two hours prior to the service at Mrs. Bartlett’s home.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family at: Eugene Bartlett – 1549 Pine Cove Rd.  Old Fort, NC 28762.  Kirksey Funeral Home in Old Fort is assisting the family.

Words of comfort may be shared with the Bartlett family at

The News Bulletin of McDowell County, Wednesday October 22, 2008 Volume 14 # 42