|Birth: ||Mar. 8, 1903|
|Death: ||Sep. 22, 1965|
September 24, 1965
"Tink" Fulford, Pioneer's Son, Dies At 62
Walton "Tink" Fulford, 62, of Cortez died Wednesday (Sept 22,1965) at Memorial Hospital. Mr. Fulford was born and lived all his life in Cortez and was the son of the late Captain William T. "Billy" Fulford who was a pioneer settler in Cortez.
(Captain Fulford came to Perico Island in the 1880s from the eastern coast of North Carolina, near Moorehead. He met and married Miss Sallie Adams of Moorehead, N. C. in Florida and their first daughter, Mrs. Dora Adams, now 75, was born on Perico Island. With his brothers, sisters and family Captain Fulford moved to Cortez in the early 1890s, which was then named Hunter's Point, later changed to Cortez.)
Mr. Walton Fulford owned and operated one of the largest fishing fleets on the west coast of Florida and shipped fish all over the eastern part of the country. In 1940 he opened the Fulford Fish Company in Cortez. He was a member of the Cortez Church of Christ.
Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Edith Wilson Fulford; four daughters, Mrs. Mary Green of Tallahassee, Mrs. Belinda Porterfield of Montgomery, Ala., Mrs. Irene Taylor of St. Petersburg, Mrs. Anna Dean Riddick of Hollywood, Fla.; three sons, Ralph M., Wayne W. and Gary D. Fulford all of Cortez; four sisters, Mrs. Dora Adams, Mrs. Grace Guthrie, Mrs. Sallie Moore, all of Cortez, Mrs. Bessie Henning of St. Petersburg and 13 grandchildren.
Funeral services will be Saturday at 10 A.M. at Griffith - Cline Funeral Home with Olin Hastings, of Oneco Church of Christ and Charles Geer, of Cortez Church of Christ, officiating. Burial will be in Skyway Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers will be J. 0. Guthrie Jr., Thomas Fulford, Woodrow Green, 0. K. Drymond, Paul Taylor and Manley Bell.
William Thomas Fulford (1867 - 1939)
Sallie Adams Fulford (1870 - 1936)
Edith Mae Wilson Fulford (1906 - 1992)*
Ralph Moses Fulford (1928 - 2010)*
Belinda Janelle Fulford Porterfield (1929 - 2011)*
Dora Jane Fulford Adams (1889 - 1969)*
Clyde Fulford (1892 - 1918)*
Thomas Roland Fulford (1896 - 1934)*
Clayton Clarke Fulford (1898 - 1919)*
Bessie M Fulford Henning (1899 - 1973)*
Willie Fulford (1901 - 1961)*
Walton Fulford (1903 - 1965)
Grace Mae Fulford Guthrie (1906 - 1976)*
Sally Fulford Moore (1907 - 1992)*
Skyway Memorial Gardens
Created by: Mgreen2
Record added: May 16, 2007
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