Verna Thomas Tyson


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Verna Thomas Tyson

  • Born: 6 Jun 1908, Washington, Beaufort Co., N. C.
  • Marriage: Taylor Bynum Attmore Jr. on 24 Mar 1948 in Beaufort Co., North Carolina
  • Died: 24 Sep 2004, Washington, Beaufort Co., N. C. at age 96

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Obituary for Mrs. Verna Tyson Attmore
Submitted by - Paul Funeral Home
September 24, 2004

Mrs. Verna Tyson Attmore, age 96, a resident of 730 West Main St.,Washington died Friday morning September 24, 2004.

Funeral services will be held at 2 P.M. Sunday in the Brown Memorial Chapel at St. Peter's Episcopal Church. The Rev. William J. Bradbury will officiate. Burial will be in the Chapel Garden.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Chapel Garden Fund, St.Peter's Episcopal Church, P.O. Box 985, Washington, N.C. 27889. The family will receive friends be at the home of her daughter, Verna Attmore Motteler at 24 East Glenhaven Road, Washington.

Mrs. Attmore was born in Washington on June 6, 1908, the daughter of the late George Thomas Tyson and Lena Dickenson Tyson. She was educated in the local schools and after World War II, she was married to Taylor Bynum Attmore, Jr. who died on December 17, 1958. She worked with the North Carolina State Government in Raleigh and after her marriage returned to Washington where she was the bookkeeper for the Go-More Chevrolet Co. which was owned and operated by her late husband's family.

At the request of The Rev. Irwin Hulbert, Jr. in 1973, she designed and planted the Chapel Garden beside the Brown Chapel at St. Peter's Church. She tended faithfully to the care and development of the garden for many years.

She was a member of St. Peter's Episcopal Church and the Episcopal Church Women. She was a charter member of the DeMille Book Club and the Washington Yacht and Country Club. In 1946, Mrs. Attmore was one of the founders of the Washington Woman's Club and in 1947 the Washington Garden Club. She had also served on the Historic Bath Commission and for over 25 years she maintained the John Lawson Herb Garden at the Bonner House in Historic Bath, which she had also designed and planted. Mrs. Attmore was presented a Life Membership in the North Carolina Federation of Garden Clubs. She had served as the N.C. Chairman of the Junior Gardeners for many years. She was the founder of Cardinal Junior Garden Club, the Buckthorn Junior Garden Club and the Tender Buds Junior Garden Club.

Her daughter, Verna Attmore Motteler of Washington; three grandsons, Charles Jason Motteler and his wife, Kristen of Charlotte, Austin Taylor Motteler and his wife, Carla of Durham, and Matthew Bynum Motteler and his wife, Leslie of Birmingham, Alabama; and two great grand children, Jackson Warren Motteler and Sarah Monteith Motteler, survive her.

Two sisters, Lela Tyson Camper and Ola Tyson Stancil and a brother, Wendell Brown Tyson , preceded her in death.

Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Attmore family.


Verna married Taylor Bynum Attmore Jr. on 24 Mar 1948 in Beaufort Co., North Carolina. (Taylor Bynum Attmore Jr. was born on 30 Aug 1916 in Stonewall, Pamlico Co., NC, died on 17 Dec 1958 in Washington, Beaufort Co., N. C. and was buried on 19 Dec 1958 in Oakdale Cemetery, Washington, N.C..) The cause of his death was Laceration of Brain due to Self Inflicted 22 Cal Rifle Wound.

bullet  Marriage Notes:

North Carolina, Marriage Records, 1741-2011
Name: Taylor Bynum Attmore Jr
Gender: Male
Race: White
Age: 31
Birth Year: abt 1917
Marriage Date: 24 Mar 1948
Marriage Place: Beaufort, North Carolina, USA
Spouse: Verna Thomas Tyson
Spouse Gender: Female
Spouse Race: White
Spouse Age: 38
Event Type: Marriage

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