August 13, 2022, 89, La Grange –
Hazel Marie Long Tilghman, 89, was welcomed into her Savior’s arms on August
13, 2022. She was born in Wayne County to the late Monroe “Monk” Long and Nannie Tripp
Long on January 1, 1933. In addition to her parents, Hazel was preceded in death by her husband
of nearly 61 years, Theodore Tilghman, and brothers Ralph & her twin brother Harold Long.
Hazel is survived by her son Randol Tilghman & wife Suzanne; sister Dorothy Long King &
husband, Bill; special sisters-in-law, Carol Ferguson & Barbara Tyndall; brother-in-law Roland
Tilghman Jr & wife, Cookie; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She enjoyed sewing, gardening, visiting family members, church every Sunday and assisting in
all parts of the church. Her faith guided her path as one of the most humble and generous
stewards of God. There was always a reason to make her chicken pastry, bake a cake for
someone or share her vegetables she raised with tender care. She especially enjoyed going to
lunch with Carol & Barbara every chance they had.
A service of love and remembrance will be held on Tuesday, August 16, 2022, at 6 p.m. in the
chapel of Rouse Funeral Home. The family will receive friends for a time of visitation from
4-5:45 p.m., prior to the service. Interment will be held at Fairview Cemetery on Wednesday,
August 17, 2022, at 10 a.m.
Honorary Pallbearers are Dennis King, Mike Moore, Dean Roscoe, Tim Bradshaw, Sam
Rabon and Terry Tyndall.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in Hazel’s memory may be made to Walnut Creek FWB Church,
138 N. Beston Road, La Grange, NC 28551. Obituary lovingly submitted by the family. Online condolences may be expressed at www.rousefh.com. Arrangements are entrusted to Rouse Funeral Home, La Grange.