Dorothy Fulcher Slaninka

June 10, 1932April 29, 2013

Dorothy Fulcher Slaninka, 80, of Jacksonville, died April 29, 2013 at New Hanover Regional Medical Center, Wilmington.

Mrs. Slaninka, owned and operated with her first husband, Joseph Willis Fulcher, the Country Girl Drive Inn. She also owned and operated Melton Rentals, and attended New River Pentecostal Free Will Baptist Church.

Funeral services will be held at 3:00PM, Wednesday, May 1, 2013 at Johnson Funeral Home, Jacksonville, with Rev. Roland Penny officiating. Burial will follow at Fulcher Family Cemetery, Sneads Ferry.

Mrs. Slaninka was survived by her Daughter, Mary Jo Fulcher Adams and husband, Kenneth of Jacksonville. Brothers, James Earl Melton and wife Pam, and Clarence Ray Melton and wife, Cathy, all of Richlands and Haywood Melton of Jacksonville. Sister, Kathleen Batchelor of Richlands. One Grandchild, Joseph Lynn Fulcher Adams.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Michael Joseph Slaninka.

The family will receive friends 6:00PM-8:00PM, Tuesday, April 30, 2013 at the funeral home.

Flowers are welcome or memorial contributions made me made to a charity of one’s choice.

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Arrangements by Johnson Funeral Home, Jacksonville.


  • Funeral Service Wednesday, May 1, 2013

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Bessie Gregware

May 6, 2013

I just read about this in the paper online. I have known Dot since 1982 and although I have not seen Dot in a while she has and always will have a special place in my heart. I would like to send my deepest sympathy to all the family and friends. I loved Dot just like she was my own mother and I am sure lots did, she was always there when you needed to talk. A Great Loss to us all but I am sure as good as her heart was that she is in heaven. May God Bless all of the family and help them through this time.

Edna Ramsey

May 2, 2013

Mary Jo, I'm so sorry to hear of your Mom's passing. May God give you peace in dealing with your loss. Edna Ramsey

April 30, 2013

I am so sorry about your mama. Only GOD knows the void she will leave inyour lives. I am so happy to have met and know her.And only GOD will be able to console you and give you the strength to go on. Carolyn from the Sneads Ferry clinic.

Tina Price

April 30, 2013

MaryJo thoughts and prayers to you and family. No bond is as great as that between a parent and child. Our deepest condolences are with you as you grieve. God bless! Love Tina Price and family.

James Karlen

April 30, 2013

MaryJo and Family. I would like to send our deepest sympathy to you for the loss of Aunt Dot. We feel your pain and anguish at her passing. She is now walking among the heavens with mother and father, sisters and brother helping the Lord look over us until we greet them again. Love and miss all the Family. Cousin Jimmy and Family

April 30, 2013

Dear Mary Jo, Lynn and Joe,
We were so lucky to be able to have met Dot during our visit to your home. Nicole always spoke very highly of her. Please accept our condolences at this very difficult time and thank you for accepting Nicole into your lives.

Tim, Michelle and Alyssa Tower