Official Obituary of

Anthony Briscoe McLaughlin

December 4, 1947 ~ March 11, 2024 (age 76) 76 Years Old
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Anthony Briscoe McLaughlin Obituary

Reidsville, NC - It is with profound sorrow that we announce the death of Mr. Anthony Briscoe McLaughlin, Sr. better known as "Fuzzy", 76; passed on Monday, March 11, 2024, at Cone Health’s Annie Penn Memorial Hospital in Reidsville, North Carolina.

Son of the late Wallace Jackson McLaughlin and Mary Turner McLaughlin Gwynn, he was born December 4, 1947, in Caswell County, North Carolina.

He graduated from Caswell County High School in 1965 and worked over the years at Associate Transport, Old Dominion, Pilot Freight, and most recently at GKN in Mebane, North Carolina, until his health forced him to retire in 2019. Anthony was known as the neighborhood mechanic and was the go-to guy for family and friends when their vehicles just weren’t acting right. He also slung a pretty mean hammer showing off his craftmanship building a cute playhouse with the arrival of his first granddaughter, small sheds, shelves, and other wood projects.

Anthony was a member of Jones Cross Road Missionary Baptist Church and was well-known in the community. Upon hearing of his death, many shared memories of “Fuzzy,” including his days of playing softball with the Gravestown team, his love for racing, fishing, and making children laugh when he did his “Donald Duck” impersonation. They also reminisced about the lineup of hot cars Fuzzy and his friends and family had over the years.

In addition to his parents, Anthony was preceded in death by two brothers: Willie Howard Graves, and Lacy “Buck” McLaughlin; and one sister: Vernell “Tootsie” Murray.

Anthony leaves to cherish his memories his loving wife of nearly 57 years, Betty Graves McLaughlin of the home; one son: Anthony McLaughlin Jr. (Nichole) of Knightdale, North Carolina; two daughters: Sheila McLaughlin of the home and Evelyn M. Douglas (Ray) of Raleigh, North Carolina; two brothers Grayling McLaughlin of Yanceyville, North Carolina; and Daryl McLaughlin, of Reidsville, North Carolina; three sisters: Vivian Jeffers of Yanceyville, North Carolina, Pauline Williamson (Reverend Tommy) of Reidsville, North Carolina, and Paulett M. Jones of Danville, Virginia; his grandchildren known as the “Magnificent Seven” – Olivia, Ashanti, Tyson, Reiven, Tyler, Reychel, and Corrie; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives, and friends.

Anthony was a beloved brother, nephew, uncle, cousin, father, Pa-Pa, and husband.

A public viewing for Mr. Anthony Briscoe McLaughlin will be on Saturday, March 16, 2024; from 2 pm to 7 pm in the John and Juanita S. Fulton Memorial Chapel of Fulton-Walton Funeral.

Funeral Services for Anthony Briscoe McLaughlin will be conducted at 2:00 pm on Sunday, March 17, 2024, at Jones Cross Road Missionary Baptist Church with family visitation from 1:30 pm to 2:00 pm.

Interment will follow in Jones Cross Road Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery, 3651 Stoney Creek School Road Reidsville, NC 27320



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March 16, 2024

2:00 PM to 7:00 PM
John & Juanita S. Fulton Memorial Chapel of Fulton-Walton Funeral Home

March 17, 2024

1:30 PM to 2:00 PM
Jones Crossroad Missionary Baptist Church
3651 Stoney Creek School Rd.
Reidsville, NC 27320

Funeral Service
March 17, 2024

2:00 PM
Jones Crossroad Missionary Baptist Church
3651 Stoney Creek School Rd.
Reidsville, NC 27320

Interment following funeral service
March 17, 2024

Jones Crossroads Baptist Church Cemetery
3651 Stoney Creek School Rd.
Reidsville, NC 27320


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