Dorothy West Fulghum

February 14, 1937November 21, 2021

RALEIGH – Dorothy “Dot” West Fulghum, age 84, passed away peacefully at her residence on November 21, 2021, surrounded by her family.

Funeral services will be held 2:00 PM Friday, November 26, 2021 in the chapel of McLaurin Funeral Home in Clayton with Betsy Williams officiating. Burial will follow at Pinecrest Memorial Park.

The family will receive friends from 1:00 PM until 2:00 PM Friday, November 26, 2021 prior to the service at the funeral home.

She was born in Commerce, Texas on Valentine’s Day, February 14, 1937 to the late Bill West and the late Gladys Dillard Stinson. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Charles “Chuck” Howard Fulghum, grandson Joshua Eli, great grandson Damian, great great granddaughter Bradley Mae, 6 brothers and 2 sisters.

Mrs. Fulghum retired from Hudson Belk Department Stores with 25 years of service. She was a member of Civitan Club of South Raleigh, and a lifetime member of VFW auxiliary post 10225. She enjoyed bowling, beach trips , traveling and camping with friends and family. Most of all she loved spending time with her family.

She is survived by her four daughters, Mary Denton (Ronnie), Etta Ball (David), Donna Calhoun and Cathy Brewer (Frankie); grandchildren, April Honeycutt, Derek Ball, Summer Vanriper, Sandi Creech (Sherrill) Carla Wooldridge (Brandon), Matthew Denton, Stacey Cangemi, (Craig) Amanda Standley (Andy), Dillon Calhoun, Caitlyn Brewer, and Joseph Brewer (Nikki); great grandchildren Racheal, Xavier, Skylar, Preston, Paisley, Brayden, Haley, Kristen, Kiyanna, Claire, Lila, Eli, Ella, Hallie, and sister Renette West and numerous nieces and nephews.

On line condolences may be made to the family at:

Memorials may be made in her memory to: Transitions LifeCare at

McLaurin Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Mrs. Fulghum.


  • Funeral Service

    Friday, November 26, 2021

  • Visitation

    Friday, November 26, 2021


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Etta Ball

November 24, 2021

Mama I miss you so much. I know you are happy, well, and free of pain. I know you and daddy are together again.
To anyone who reads this love your family and be happy. Life is short. Love today tomorrow is not promised.