Our Obituaries

Josephine Grasso Hutchinson

July 20, 1927 - October 1, 2014

Josephine Grasso Hutchinson, 87, passed away on Wednesday, October 1, 2014 at her home. Josephine was born in New York on July 20, 1927 to the late Gasper and Catherine Alongo Grasso. She was married to the late John Hutchinson. Josephine was a generous and gracious woman. She will be remembered for the love and laughter that she shared during her well-lived life. Josephine had a great...
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Thomas Walter Merrill

July 20, 1933 - September 29, 2014

Retired TSgt. Thomas W. Merrill, 81, died on Monday, September 29, 2014 at the home of his daughter. Thomas was born on July 20, 1933 in Owego, NY to the late Walter Scott and Edna Pearl Bedford Merrill. A United States Air Force veteran of the Korean and Vietnam wars, he enlisted in the military on June 25, 1951. Thomas, his wife and their children spent his military career seeing many...
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Harriett Edmundson Etheridge

November 13, 1923 - September 26, 2014

Harriett Edmundson Etheridge, 90, passed away on Friday, September 26, 2014 at the Brian Center. Harriett was born in Greene County on November 13, 1923 to the late William and Pennie West Edmundson. She was married to the late David Etheridge. Harriett had worked as a healthcare technician at O'Berry Center and was a member of Fort Run P.F.W.B. Church. Graveside services will be held at...
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William Grey Wynn

November 3, 1923 - September 26, 2014

William Grey Wynn, 90, passed away on Friday, September 26, 2014 at the Clare Bridge Memory Care in Wilmington. Mr. Wynn was born in Wayne County on November 3, 1923 to the late J.W. and Gertrude Carrawan Wynn. He was married to the late Sudie Cleo Carraway Wynn. Mr. Wynn retired in 1988 from Comer Brothers Lumber Company and he proudly served his country in the United States Army. He was a...
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William Ray Hill

June 4, 1940 - September 26, 2014

William Ray Hill, 74, was called home early Friday morning to the loving arms of Jesus Christ his Lord while surrounded by his family. Ray was born in Wayne County on June 4, 1940 to the late Edmund Ham Hill and Cassie Woodard Hill. In 1967, he established Hill's Tire and Auto Service in Goldsboro and he continued to own and operate the business with his family until his death. Ray lived a...
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Jill Menane Sherrod

July 20, 1956 - September 25, 2014

Jill Menane Sherrod, 58, passed away on Thursday, September 25, 2014 at Wake Medical Center. Jill was born in Spokane, Washington on July 20, 1956 to the late Reynold Irving and Geraldine McKenney Menane. She was married to the late Howard Sherrod who preceded her in death in 2013. Jill will be remembered as a great friend to many, and a wonderful sister. The family will gather for a...
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Jessie Lee Outlaw

April 2, 1922 - September 25, 2014

Jessie Lee Parnell Wiggs Outlaw, 92, passed away suddenly on Thursday, September 25, 2014 at Rex Hospital surrounded by her family. Jessie was born in Wayne County on April 2, 1922 to the late Kagie and Gracie Talton Parnell. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Cooper Lee Wiggs and Irvin Manley Outlaw. Jessie retired from Borden Manufacturing Company in Goldsboro after 25 years of...
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James Davis "Blackie" Kincaid

August 11, 1930 - September 25, 2014

Blackie Kincaid passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on September 25, 2014. He is now at home in Eternal Heaven with the many loved ones who have passed before him. He was born on August 11, 1930 to the late Rondal and Beatrice Kincaid of Ansted, West Virginia. His Earthly legacy was his family whom he loved dearly. He is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Jane...
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Jane Margaret Bulgozdy

July 18, 1957 - September 25, 2014

Jane Margaret Bulgozdy, 57, passed away on Thursday, September 25, 2014 at Wayne Memorial Hospital. She was born in Mount Clemens, Michigan on July 18, 1957 to Josetta Kraus Howes of Novi, Michigan and the late John Daniel Myers. A service celebrating Jane's life will be held at a later date in Michigan. In addition to her mother, Jane is survived by her husband, Gene Bulgozdy; and sons,...
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Helen Christine Cicchetto Fischel

February 13, 1944 - September 24, 2014

Helen Cicchetto Fischel, 70, Fremont, passed away Sept. 24, 2014, at Duke University Medical Center after a long illness. A service celebrating Helen's life will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014, in the chapel of Seymour Funeral Home. The family will greet friends following the service at Seymour Funeral Home. Mrs. Fischel was born Feb. 13, 1944, in Elizabeth, N.J., the...
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Lorice Fields McMillan

September 20, 1922 - September 23, 2014

Lorice Fields McMillan, 92, passed away on Tuesday, September 23, 2014 at Kitty Askins Hospice Center surrounded by her family. Lorice was born in Wayne County on September 20, 1922 to the late Leonard I. Fields and Sudie Westbrook Fields. She was married to the late Henry C. McMillan Jr. Lorice was a long-time member of First Christian Church where she had served many years as the secretary...
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Amos Henry "Sonny" Taylor, Jr.

February 23, 1928 - September 23, 2014

Amos Henry "Sonny" Taylor, Jr., 86, passed away on Tuesday, September 23, 2014 at Rex Health Care Center in Raleigh. Sonny was born in Greene County on February 23, 1928 to the late Amos Henry Taylor and Helen Wells Taylor. He retired as a foreman with Tri-County Electric after 40 years of service. Sonny was a member of Nahunta Friends Meeting. He proudly served his country in the United...
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Donna Lynn Vanderhoef

May 7, 1964 - September 21, 2014

Donna Lynn Vanderhoef, 50, passed away on Sunday, September 21, 2014 at Rex Healthcare Center. Donna was born in Val Dosta, Georgia on May 7, 1964 to Don Lyle Vanderhoef and Jean Causey. She had worked as a sales associate with the Friendly Mart in Seven Springs. Donna had a great love for crafts, knitting, birds and horses. She will be remembered by many for her love of life and its...
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Kelsey Anne Berens

February 27, 1991 - September 20, 2014

Kelsey Anne Berens, 23, died at her home on Saturday, September 20, 2014, after years of struggling with depression. Kelsey was born in Hoffman Estates, Illinois on February 27, 1991. She was a 2009 graduate of Charles B. Aycock High School where she received several awards for excellence in visual arts and academic endeavors. She had recently attended Wayne Community College. Kelsey...
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Glenda Sasser Rollins

December 28, 1942 - September 20, 2014

Glenda Sasser Burch Rollins, 71, passed away suddenly on Saturday, September 20, 2014, after a brief illness, at Kitty Askins Hospice Center surrounded by her loving family. Glenda was born in the Suttontown Community of Sampson County on December 28, 1942 to the late Rebekah and Arthur Sasser, Jr. She was married to the late Clayton U. Burch who preceded her in death on March 19, 2010. ...
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Shirley Moore Lane

May 25, 1935 - September 18, 2014

Shirley Moore Lane, 79, passed away on Thursday, September 19, 2014 at Somerset Court of Goldsboro surrounded by her family. Shirley was born in Duplin County on May 25, 1935 to the late Richard and Elmyrtle Holloman Moore. She was married to the late John Claude Lane. Shirley was a hard-working woman, which was the theme of her life, she lived to work. She was the kind of woman who was...
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Brian Kimbal Webb

July 18, 1937 - September 16, 2014

Brian Kimbal "Kim" Webb, 77, passed away on Tuesday, September 16, 2014 at Wayne Memorial Hospital surrounded by his family. Kim was born in Baltimore, Maryland on July 18, 1937 to the late Charles Edward Webb and Mary Agnes Roche Webb. He proudly served his country in the United States Navy. Kim was a graduate of the McDonogh School in Baltimore, Maryland and had attended the University of...
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Norborne Gee Smith, Jr.

October 10, 1920 - September 16, 2014

Norborne Gee Smith, Jr. died Tuesday peacefully at his home with his family by his side. Graveside services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, September 19, 2014 at Willow Dale Cemetery with Pastor Phyllis Vail officiating. The family will greet friends following the service at the cemetery. Mr. Smith was born in South Hill, Virginia on October 10, 1920. His parents were Norborne Gee...
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Jennifer McKissick Pridgen

January 1, 1972 - September 14, 2014

Jennifer McKissick Pridgen, 42, passed away on Sunday at Kitty Askins Hospice Center. A memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 18, 2014 at The First Pentecostal Holiness Church with Rev. Cory Jackson officiating. The family will gather for a wake service at 6:00 p.m. followed by a time of visitation on Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at Seymour Funeral Home. In...
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William Joseph "Jack" Garris

November 4, 1922 - September 12, 2014

William Joseph "Jack" Garris, 91, passed away on Friday, September 12, 2014 at Kitty Askins Hospice Center surrounded by his family. A service to remember Jack will be held Monday, September 15, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. at New Hope Friends Meeting, with Bill Garner officiating. Interment will be Tuesday, September 16, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. in New Hope Friends Church Cemetery. Jack was born in Wayne...
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Grace Howell Farfour

August 1, 1930 - September 11, 2014

Grace Howell Farfour, 84, passed away on Thursday, September 11, 2014 at Kitty Askins Hospice Center surrounded by her family. Grace was born in Wayne County on August 1, 1930 to the late Bennie and Lillian Durham Howell. She was married to the late John Allen Farfour. Grace will be remembered for her love of golf, the beach, shopping and walking. She was a beautiful person whose loving...
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Martha Davis McLaurin

February 11, 1926 - September 11, 2014

Martha Davis McLaurin, 88, passed away on Thursday, September 11, 2014 at Spring Arbor in Kinston. Martha was born in Watauga County on February 11, 1926 to the late Ulyssus and Eunice Howell Davis. She retired from Civil Service at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base. No formal service will be held. She is survived by her sister, Mary Davis McComas of Newport News, VA; grandchildren, Kelly...
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Robert Raymond Earnest

April 29, 1930 - September 9, 2014

Robert Raymond Earnest, 84, passed away on Tuesday, September 9, 2014 at Wayne Memorial Hospital. Mr. Earnest was born in Bedford County, Pennsylvania on April 29, 1930 to the late Ellis Kramer Earnest and Audrey Margaret Mills Earnest. He proudly served our country in the United States Air Force retiring after 20 years of service in 1971 with the rank of Technical Sergeant. Mr. Earnest was...
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Jimmy Ballard Aycock

September 11, 1947 - September 9, 2014

Jimmy Ballard Aycock, 66, passed away on Tuesday, September 9, 2014 at his home surrounded by his family. Jimmy was born in Wayne County on September 11, 1947 to the late Royal and Inez Toler Aycock. He had retired from Electrolux. The family will receive friends Thursday, September 11, 2014 from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. at Seymour Funeral Home followed by a graveside service at 2:30 p.m. in...
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Carrie Wade Sanders-Cox

June 30, 1942 - September 6, 2014

Carrie Wade Sanders-Cox, 72, passed away on Saturday, September 6, 2014 at Wayne Memorial Hospital surrounded by her family. Carrie was born in Wayne County on June 30, 1942 to the late Royce and Carrie Maybell Pike Wade. She had retired from Civil Service at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base. Carrie was an avid bowler and was a part of the Retiree's Bowling League. A service celebrating...
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Lance Michael Connor

September 14, 1947 - September 6, 2014

Lance Michael Connor, 66, after a courageous battle with cancer, passed peacefully on Saturday, September 6, 2014 into that far better life with his Lord and Savior and with those beloved family who went on before. Lance was born in Lenoir County on September 14, 1947 to the late Theodore Roosevelt Connor and Thelma Smith Connor. He retired from Cherry Hospital after 30 years of service and...
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Carol Combs Stroud

January 26, 1948 - September 6, 2014

Carol Combs Stroud, 66, passed away on Saturday, September 6, 2014 at Wayne Memorial Hospital. Carol was born in Wayne County on January 26, 1948 to Esther Hare Combs Hobby of Goldsboro and the late Isaac Combs. She had been employed as a Developmental Technician at O'Berry Center. Carol was a fun loving and adventurous woman with a positive attitude and a great smile for everyone. She...
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Hugh Thomas Howard

October 17, 1923 - September 6, 2014

CMSgt. Hugh Thomas Howard, Retired U.S.A.F, 90, passed away on Saturday at Wayne Memorial Hospital surrounded by his family. Hugh was born in Davie County on October 17, 1923 to the late Albert and Hettie Mae Sofley Howard. He was married to the late Opal Lucille Howard, who preceded him in death on the same day 21 years ago. Hugh proudly served his country in the United States Air Force...
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Donald Jackson Evans

May 27, 1957 - September 5, 2014

Donald Jackson Evans, 57, passed away suddenly on Friday, September 5, 2014 surrounded by his family. Born in Wayne County on May 27, 1957, he was the son of Carol Sauls Evans of Pikeville and the late William Jackson Evans. Donald was a very strong believer in Jesus Christ and was a life-time member of Patetown Church of God. He felt that nothing was impossible when you place your trust in...
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Ralph Holden Burroughs, Sr.

May 27, 1943 - September 5, 2014

Ralph Holden Burroughs, Sr., 71, after a long and courageous battle with cancer, passed peacefully into that far better life with his Lord and Savior and with those beloved family who went on before on Friday, September 5, 2014. His courage during this fight was typical of his strength of character, reflecting his loyalty and dedication to and deep love for his family and his zest and love of...
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Kathleen Anne House

May 22, 1948 - September 4, 2014

Kathleen Anne "Kathy" House passed away peacefully at home on September 4, 2014 at the age of 66. Kathy was a talented artist and one of her works was the first ever to garner both Best of Show and People's Choice at a juried exhibition at the Goldsboro Arts Council in 2009. A private graveside service for the family will be held at the House Family Cemetery near the home. Kathy is...
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Rachel McKeel Parrish

June 5, 1934 - September 3, 2014

Rachel McKeel Parrish, 80, passed away on Wednesday evening at Rex Hospital in Raleigh. Rachel was born in Johnston County on June 5, 1934 to the late Roby and Elizabeth Evans McKeel. She had worked for many years as the medical secretary for Dr. Stockdale in Smithfield. Rachel was a member of First Baptist Church. She will be remembered for her unconditional love as a wife and mother, and...
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Doris Jones Sasser

April 11, 1928 - September 3, 2014

Doris Jones Sasser, 86, went to be with her Lord on Wednesday, September 3, 2014 at Wayne Memorial Hospital surrounded by her family. Doris was born in Wayne County on April 11, 1928 to the late Eva Parrish Jones. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ronald Ransom Sasser, Jr. They owned and operated Ronald Sasser Body Shop and Sasser Auto Salvage until his death in 1987. Following his...
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Colette Genet Joyner

April 16, 1933 - September 2, 2014

Colette Genet Joyner, 81, passed away on Tuesday, September 2, 2014 at her home surrounded by her family. Colette was born in France on April 16, 1933 to the late Auguste Victor Julien Genet and Francoise Amelie Pivardiere Genet. She was married to the late Sam T. Joyner. Graveside services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, September 8, 2014 at Wayne Memorial Park with Rev. Alice Davis...
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Susan Marie Foss

November 21, 1955 - September 1, 2014

Susan Marie Beattie Foss, 58, passed away on Monday, September 1, 2014 at Wayne Memorial Hospital. Susan was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on November 21, 1955 to the late William Wallace Beattie and Elaine Carolyn Pilgrim Beattie. She had worked at Goldsboro Assisted Living and was a member of St. Mary Roman Catholic Church. The family will receive friends on Friday, September 5, 2014 from...
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David Shuler Medlin

November 3, 1934 - August 31, 2014

David Shuler Medlin, 79, passed away on Sunday at Wayne Memorial Hospital surrounded by his family. David was born in Durham County on November 3, 1934 to the late Percy and Lillie Harvel Medlin. He joined the United States Navy in 1956 and proudly served on the U.S.S. Roanoke (CL145) in 1957. In September, 1957, David became a shellback by crossing the equator. He also served in 1958 on...
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Matthew Arnold Smith

December 22, 1930 - August 28, 2014

Matthew Arnold Smith, 83, passed away Thursday night, August 28, 2014, at Kitty Askins Hospice Center surrounded by his family. A native of Wayne County, he was the son of the late Matthew and Sallie Hardison Smith and was married to the late Edna Vandiford Smith. Mr. Smith was retired from Best Distributing Company after forty-one years of service. He was a member of Faro Chapel PFWB Church...
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Sharon Marie Kascsak

December 29, 1962 - August 25, 2014

Sharon Marie Kascsak, 51, passed away suddenly on Monday, August 25, 2014 at her home. Sharon was born in Boston, Massachusetts on December 29, 1962 to Peter Stephen Kascsak and Maureen Anderson Kascsak of Mount Olive. She was employed with Mount Olive Pickle Company. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, August 29, 2014 at St. Mary of the Angels Catholic Church...
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Marie Lawson Jernigan

May 18, 1928 - August 25, 2014

Marie Lawson Jernigan, 86, passed away peacefully on Monday, August 25, 2014 at her home. Marie was born in Guilford County on May 18, 1928 to the late Thomas J. Lawson and Gladys Wilson Lawson. For many years, Marie served as the office manager for the family business, Jernigan Furniture, in Goldsboro. She was a member of Saint Mary Roman Catholic Church. Marie was a generous and gracious...
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Bessie Floyd Miles

July 9, 1926 - August 24, 2014

Bessie Lorraine Floyd Miles, 88, passed away on Sunday, August 24, 2014 at the home of her granddaughter in Wetumpka, Alabama. Bessie was born in Florence County, South Carolina on July 9, 1926 to the late Henry Myers Floyd and Bertha Hewett Floyd. She was married to the late Rev. Edward Willis Miles, who preceded her in death on March 6, 2007. She faithfully served as the wife of Free Will...
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Peggy Davis Walker

July 26, 1941 - August 21, 2014

Peggy Davis Walker, 73, passed away on Thursday, August 21, 2014 at Rex Hospital surrounded by her family. Peggy was born in Wayne County on July 26, 1941 to the late Nellie and Clemmon Gary Davis. She had worked as a seamstress with R.G. Barry for 16 years and with the Cloth Barn for over 15 years. Peggy was a wonderful wife, mama, and grandmama. She will always be loved by her children...
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Mary Ann Jeffreys Maxwell

March 5, 1929 - August 21, 2014

Mary Ann Jeffreys Maxwell died Thursday morning, August 21, 2014 at her home. She was born in Wayne County on March 5, 1929 to the late James Talbot Jeffreys and Gay Pugh Jeffreys. Mary Ann attended Stratford College and graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill. She was a lifelong member of St. Stephen's Episcopal Church. Mary Ann is survived by her husband James Louis Maxwell, Jr. She is also...
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Benjamin Earl Herring

December 21, 1925 - August 19, 2014

Benjamin Earl Herring, 88, died early Tuesday morning at Kitty Askins Hospice Center. He was the son of the late Louis Benjamin and Estelle Exum Herring of Goldsboro. The family will receive friends Wednesday, August 20, 2014 from 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. at Seymour Funeral Home followed by a service celebrating Earl's life at 7:00 p.m. in the chapel with Rev. Robert Bandy officiating. Interment...
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James Allen Adams

September 29, 1958 - August 17, 2014

James Allen Adams, 55, passed away suddenly on Sunday, August 17, 2014 at his home. James was born in Martin County, Florida on September 29, 1958. He had worked as a security guard. A private service for the family will be held at a later date. James is survived by his mother, Laura Burton and husband James of Atlantic Beach, Florida; father, Allen F. Adams and wife Laura of...
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Dorothy Davis Herring

August 5, 1924 - August 17, 2014

Dorothy Davis Herring, 90, passed away on Sunday at Wayne Memorial Hospital surrounded by her family. Dorothy was born in Wayne County on August 5, 1924 to the late John M. Davis and Ella Hill Davis. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bruce Clifton Herring and her son, Bruce Sherrill Herring. Graveside services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, August 20, 2014 at the Davis...
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George Franklin Sasser, Jr.

March 16, 1944 - August 17, 2014

George Franklin "Buster" Sasser, Jr., 70, passed away early Sunday morning at his home. Buster was born in Wayne County on March 16, 1944 to the late George Franklin and Alice Geneva Edgerton Sasser. He was a member of Union Grove Free Will Baptist Church. A true angel, having innocence and purity of heart, Buster was a miracle and a blessing from the moment he was born. He shaped lives...
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Robert Patrick Arnold

May 27, 1943 - August 16, 2014

Ret. MSgt. Robert "Bob" Patrick Arnold, 71, passed away suddenly on Saturday, August 16, 2014 at his home. Bob was born in Erie, Pennsylvania on May 27, 1943 to the late Veronica Szesciorka Arnold and Clair Ladore Arnold. He proudly served our country in the United States Air Force for 20 years retiring on March 31, 1983 with the rank of Master Sergeant. Following his military career, Bob...
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Sue Boyette Coltrane

August 24, 1929 - August 16, 2014

Virginia "Sue" Boyette Coltrane, 84, went to be with her Lord on Saturday, August 16, 2014 at Wayne Memorial Hospital surrounded by her family. Sue was born in Wayne County on August 24, 1929 to the late Ben R. Boyette, Sr. and Ethel Smith Boyette. She was preceded in death by her husband of 65 years, Harold Lynwood Coltrane, Sr. Sue was a charter member of New Hope United Methodist Church...
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H. Carlton Vinson, Jr.

February 12, 1946 - August 16, 2014

Hallie Carlton Vinson, Jr., 68, passed away on Saturday, August 16, 2014 at Kitty Askins Hospice Center surrounded by his family. Carlton was born in Wayne County on February 12, 1946 to the late Hallie Carlton Vinson, Sr. and Mary Corbett Vinson. He worked for many years as a truck driver with Wayne Oil Company. A service celebrating Carlton's life will be held Monday, August 18, 2014 at...
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Janet Neville D'Ambrosio

January 15, 1941 - August 13, 2014

Janet Neville D'Ambrosio, 73, passed away on Wednesday, August 13, 2014 at Wayne Memorial Hospital surrounded by her family. Janet was born in England on January 15, 1941 to the late William and Beryl Neville. She was married to the late Retired Chief Master Sergeant Angelo James D'Ambrosio. Graveside services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, August 18, 2014 in Wayne Memorial Park...
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Ludie Grantham Watkins

January 29, 1929 - August 13, 2014

Ludie Grantham Watkins, 85, passed away on Wednesday, August 13, 2014 at Kitty Askins Hospice Center. Ludie was born in Silver City, New Mexico on January 29, 1929 to the late Raymond and Edna Bell Grantham. She was a 1950 graduate of Goldsboro High School. Scouting played a large role in Ludie's life. Serving scouts in the Tuscarora Council for more many years in various capacities, she...
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Charles Elman Hales

July 19, 1931 - August 10, 2014

Charles Elman Hales, 83, went to be with his Lord on Sunday, August 10, 2014 at Kitty Askins Hospice Center surrounded by his family. Charles was born in Wayne County on July 19, 1931 to the late Charles Wilbert Hales and Mabel Rich Hales. He was preceded in death by his wife of 56 years, Sally Rowe Hales. Charles proudly served his country in the United States Air Force. He retired from...
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Victoria Lynch Gurley

May 28, 1920 - August 9, 2014

Victoria Lynch Gurley, 94, passed away on Saturday, August 9, 2014 at her home surrounded by her family. Victoria was born in Johnston County on May 28, 1920 to the late Jake Lynch and Eunice Overby Lynch McFatter. She was married to the late Eugene Gurley. Victoria enjoyed the simple life on the farm with her family farming the land, working with her pigs and quilting. Graveside services...
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Joan Galow Frankenfield

July 5, 1932 - August 8, 2014

Joan Galow Frankenfield, 82, a resident of Palm Harbor, Florida and formerly of Westmont, NJ, passed away Friday evening at the home of her daughter in Goldsboro. Joan was born in Mountain Top, Pennsylvania to the late Herbert and Helen Hilgert Galow. She was married to the late Charles J. Frankenfield. Joan had been a member of Our Savior Lutheran Church in Haddonfield, NJ and was a member...
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Ralph Francis Bridgers

August 24, 1923 - August 7, 2014

Ralph Francis Bridgers, 90, passed away on Thursday, August 7, 2014 at his home surrounded by his family. Ralph was born in Wayne County, NC on August 24, 1923 to the late George Dewey Bridgers and Millie Pearl Rhodes Bridgers. He was married to the late Ruby Ellen Evans Bridgers. Ralph proudly served his country in the United States Navy during World War II. He was a member of Ebenezer...
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Velma Hines Edwards

October 18, 1923 - August 5, 2014

Velma Hines Edwards, 90, a resident of the Sterling House, passed away on Tuesday, August 5, 2014 at Kitty Askins Hospice Center. Velma was born in Wayne County on October 18, 1923 to the late Samuel Carl Hines and Agnes Hollowell Hines. She graduated from Rosewood High School in 1940 and was married to the late Herbert Molton Edwards. Velma was a member of St. Luke United Methodist Church...
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Lloyd Edward Dawson

January 23, 1943 - August 3, 2014

Lloyd Edward Dawson, 71, passed away on Sunday, August 3, 2014 at Wayne Memorial Hospital surrounded by his loving family. Lloyd was born in Boston Massachusetts on January 23, 1943 to the late Merritt and Dorothy Johnson Dawson. He was a member of First Free Will Baptist Church in Goldsboro where he proudly served as a Deacon. Lloyd served his country in the United States Air Force. He was a...
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Robert Taylor Hayes

May 21, 1929 - August 2, 2014

Robert Taylor Hayes, 85, passed away on Saturday, August 2, 2014 at Wayne Memorial Hospital surrounded by his family. Robert was born in Rockingham County on May 21, 1929 to the late William Thomas and Rilla Proctor Hayes. He proudly served his country in both the United States Navy and the United States Air Force. Robert was married to the late Yukie Wakayama Hayes. The family will receive...
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Dean Head

July 30, 1946 - August 2, 2014

Dean Head, 68, passed away on Saturday, August 2, 2014 at his home surrounded by his family. Dean was born in Greene County on July 30, 1946 to the late Odell and Gatsie Corbett Head. He was a member of Harvest Baptist Church. Dean was a retired truck driver. Funeral Services will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, August 4, 2014 in the chapel of Seymour Funeral Home with Rev. Wesley Johnson...
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Miranda Louise Buck

January 13, 1982 - July 31, 2014

Miranda Louise Powell Buck, 32, passed away suddenly on Thursday, July 31, 2014. Miranda was born in Wake County on January 13, 1982 to JoAnn Powell Littleton of Goldsboro. Family was important to Miranda, and she loved nothing more than her husband and her children. The family will receive friends Thursday, August 7, 2014 from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. at Seymour Funeral Home followed by a...
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Dorothy Clemmons Summerlin

February 3, 1947 - July 29, 2014

Dorothy Clemmons Summerlin, 67, passed away Tuesday at Vidant Medical Center in Greenville surrounded by her family and friends. A native of Greene County, she was the daughter of the late Carl and Maebelle Clemmons and the widow of Jimmy Summerlin. Dorothy was retired from R. N. Rouse and was past president of the ABWA. She is survived by her sister, Margaret Jones and husband Ben of...
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Delmas Grey Britt

December 17, 1933 - July 26, 2014

Delmas (Del) Gray Britt, 80 departed his earthly life on Saturday, July 26, 2014 at Kitty Askins, as his loving and devoted family was close at hand in Goldsboro, NC. Delmas was born in Wayne County December 17th, 1933 to the late George Carl and Omega Cherry Britt. Upon graduating from Calypso High School in 1952, he worked for DuPont in Kinston, NC before entering the United States Army on...
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Jerry Richard Smith

January 18, 1941 - July 25, 2014

Jerry Richard Smith, 73, passed away on Friday, July 25, 2014 at Kitty Askins Hospice Center surrounded by his family. Jerry was born in Tahlequah, Oklahoma on January 18, 1941 to the late Ruby and Jeff Smith. After graduating in 1963 from Northeastern State University, he proudly served his country in the United States Air Force retiring after 20 years of service with the rank of Major. He...
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Lillian Sellars Smith

July 3, 1927 - July 24, 2014

Lillian Sellars Smith, 87, passed away on Thursday, July 24, 2014 at Kitty Askins Hospice Center surrounded by her family. The family will receive friends Monday, July 28, 2014 from 1:30 to 3 p.m. at Seymour Funeral Home, followed by a funeral service at 3 p.m. in the chapel of Seymour Funeral Home. Interment will be in Snow Hill Cemetery. Mrs. Smith was born in Greene County to the late...
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Patricia Nicely Underhill

May 12, 1936 - July 23, 2014

On Wednesday morning, July 23, 2014 Patricia Nicely Underhill, 78, of Goldsboro, moved to her Heavenly home while surrounded by her loving children. Patricia was a godly woman who loved the Lord and her family and set an example for her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren that will lead them all their lives. The family will receive friends on Friday, July 25, 2014 from 10:00 -...
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Henry "Hank" Daniels

August 24, 1947 - July 21, 2014

Henry Albert "Hank" Daniels, 66, passed away suddenly on Monday at his home. Hank was born in the Bronx, New York on August 24, 1947 to the late Harry J. and Dorothy Daniels. He proudly served his country in the United States Air Force as a fighter pilot retiring as a Major in 1989 after 20 years of faithful service. Following his military career, Hank went to work with McDonnell Douglas...
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Herbert Ralph "Rusty" Lane

June 9, 1961 - July 19, 2014

Herbert Ralph "Rusty" Lane, 53, passed away on Saturday, July 19, 2014 at his home. Rusty was born in Beaufort County, South Carolina on June 9, 1961 to the late Charles and Linda Davis Lane. He was employed as a nutritionist at Britthaven Nursing Home in Snow Hill. Rusty served his county in the United States Army. Funeral services will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 23, 2014 in...
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Alice Bass Jackson

July 9, 1921 - July 19, 2014

Alice B. Jackson, age 93, beloved wife of Walter W. Jackson and mother of five children, passed away on Saturday afternoon July 19, 2014 at the Brian Center of Goldsboro. Alice was born July 9, 1921, in Wayne County to the late Lloyd and Thelma Bass. Alice was a charter member of United in Christ Church. She was a loving mother, grandmother, and devoted wife. The family will receive...
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Pauline Bass Gardner

January 19, 1920 - July 19, 2014

Pauline "Ms. Polly" Bass Gardner, 94, passed away on Saturday, July 19, 2014 at Wayne Memorial Hospital surrounded by her loving family. Pauline was born in Johnston County on January 19, 1920, to the late Ira and Flossie Mitchell Bass. She was married to the late Grover Gardner. Pauline was a member of Pleasant Grove Free Will Baptist Church. Although Pauline leaves a vacant place in our...
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Donnie Ray Aldridge

November 5, 1958 - July 19, 2014

Donnie Ray Aldridge, 55, passed away on Saturday, July 19, 2014 at Kitty Askins Hospice Center. Donnie was born in Wayne County on November 5, 1958 to the late Fred Alton and Elizabeth Betty Mitchell Aldridge. He attended First Assembly church in Goldsboro. Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. in the chapel of Seymour Funeral Home with the Rev. Ed Thornton...
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Irene Jackson Marks

July 2, 1933 - July 16, 2014

Irene Jackson Marks, 81, passed away Wednesday at Willow Creek Nursing Home. Irene was a loving wife, mother and grandmother whose primary goal was the happiness of her family. She attended the Bridge Church. The family will receive friends Saturday, July 19, 2014 from 1:00 until 2:00 PM at Seymour Funeral Home with the funeral service at 2:00 PM in the chapel. Rev. Andy Stovall will...
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Roger Delano May

March 4, 1933 - July 14, 2014

Retired CMSgt. Roger Delano May, 81, passed away Monday at North Carolina State Veterans Home in Kinston. Chief May was born in Bedford, Virginia on March 4, 1933 to the late James H. May, Sr. and Gladys Padgett May. Having served thirty one years, he began his military career in the United States Air Force in 1953 with the 336th Rocketeers in Korea and retired from the Fourth Fighter Wing at...
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Sally "Betsy" Hill McGuire

September 16, 1932 - July 14, 2014

Sally "Betsy" Hill McGuire, 81, passed away Monday at Vidant Medical Center in Greenville. Mrs. McGuire was born on September 16, 1932 to the late Robert Lee Hill and Rachel Bailey Hill. She graduated from Fremont High School and Crumpler Business and Secretarial School. Mrs. McGuire continued taking classes over the years at Wayne Community College. Mrs. McGuire retired with Wachovia...
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Robert Sasser Edgerton

December 6, 1936 - July 12, 2014

Robert Sasser Edgerton., 77, passed away on Saturday, July 12, 2014 at Wayne Memorial Hospital surrounded by his loving family. Robert was born in Wayne County on December 6, 1936 to the late Ira Franklin and Virginia Sasser Edgerton. For 40 years, he proudly served his community on the Elroy Volunteer Fire Department. Robert served as Fire Chief for Elroy for over 25 years. Robert was a...
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Doris Smith Meeks

October 3, 1938 - July 10, 2014

Doris Smith Meeks, 75, passed away on Thursday, July 10, 2014 at her home. Doris was born in St. Louis, Missouri on October 3, 1938 to the late William O. Smith and Ruby Mae Stilwell Smith. She was married to the late John Berry Meeks, Jr. Doris retired from Civil Service at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base and was a member of Pineview Baptist Church. The family will receive friends...
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Carolyn Brady Harris

December 16, 1930 - July 7, 2014

Retired teacher, Carolyn Brady Harris, formerly of Huffman, passed away on Monday, July 7, 2014. She went peacefully at home as was her wish. Formerly a teacher in Raleigh, she returned to Wayne County in 1969 and taught music until her retirement. She was greatly loved by her many students. Carolyn loved animals, music, good books, and gardening. She taught us to appreciate the smallest...
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William Edward Hauserman

September 26, 1951 - July 5, 2014

William Edward "Bill" Hauserman, 62, passed away on Saturday, July 5, 2014 at Vidant Medical Center in Greenville, NC. Bill was born in Brush, Colorado on September 26, 1951 to the late Edward Irvin Hauserman and Grace Frazell Hauserman. He proudly served his country in the United States Air Force and retired from Civil Service at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base. A memorial service will be...
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Vera Huber Wilson

December 19, 1945 - July 5, 2014

Vera Huber Wilson, 68, passed away on Saturday, July 5, 2014 at her home surrounded by her loving family. Vera was born in Greene County on December 19, 1945, to the late Sidney and Virginia Ham Huber. Vera had worked for many years as a special education teacher in the public school system. She was a member of New Hope Friends Meeting. Vera enjoyed working in her yard, and took great pride in...
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Denise Honeycutt Lies

August 6, 1956 - July 2, 2014

Denise Honeycutt Lies, 57, passed away on Wednesday at Wayne Memorial Hospital surrounded by her family. Denise was born in Durham County on August 6, 1956 to the late William Honeycutt and Phyllis Paschall Wright. She was a member of The Word Church in Goldsboro. Denise, an avid Jeff Gordon Fan, was a woman who loved God, her family, life, and was loved by everyone who knew her. She enjoyed...
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W. Ray Faircloth

October 18, 1938 - July 1, 2014

Willie Ray Faircloth, 75, passed away early Tuesday morning at the Crystal Coast Hospice House in Newport. Ray was born in Wayne County to the late Henry and Lola Brock Faircloth. For many years, Ray worked in both commercial and residential real estate sales and development. Ray's passion was golf and he was a life-time member of the Walnut Creek Country Club. If it was a beautiful day, he...
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Larue Huffman Isenhour

June 24, 1933 - June 27, 2014

Larue Huffman Isenhour, 81, passed away on Friday, June 27, 2014 at Kitty Askins Hospice Center surrounded by her family. Larue was born in Catawba County on June 24, 1933 to the late Lee Jesse Huffman and Jesse Propst Huffman. She was a graduate of Hickory High School and the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. For many years, Larue was a middle school teacher. We were blessed by...
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Warren Windley Campbell, Jr.

March 21, 1928 - June 27, 2014

Warren Windley Campbell, Jr. passed away on Friday, June 27, 2014 at Trinity Elms in Winston Salem. He was born on March 21, 1928 In Bath, NC to his parents Mary Thelma Moore and Warren Windley Campbell. The family will receive friends Monday, June 30, 2014 from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. at Seymour Funeral Home followed by a service celebrating Warren's life at 11:00 a.m. in the chapel with Rev....
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Shirley Lancaster Corbett

May 25, 1936 - June 23, 2014

Shirley Lancaster Corbett, 78, passed away on Monday, June 23, 2014 at her home surrounded by her loving family. Shirley was born in Wayne County on May 25, 1936 to the late Paul and Lillian Killette Lancaster. She was married to the late Carl Franklin Corbett. Shirley had worked for many years as a waitress at the Steak Barn as well as a waitress at her daughter's restaurant, Paulette's...
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Luta Belle Smith Bunn Lawrence

November 21, 1921 - June 22, 2014

Luta Belle Smith Bunn Lawrence, 92, passed away on Sunday evening at Kitty Askins Hospice Center surrounded by her family. Luta Belle was born in Wayne County on November 21, 1921, to the late Albert Jesse Smith and Martha Cora Rose Smith. For many years, she had worked with the catalog department at Sears. Luta Belle was a member of Pine Forest United Methodist Church. She was a beautiful...
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Andrew Jonathan Sass

October 24, 1990 - June 21, 2014

Andrew Jonathan Sass, Private First Class, U.S. Army, 23, passed away suddenly on Saturday, June 21, 2014 while training in a military exercise at Fort Irwin, California. Andrew was born in Norfolk, Virginia on October 24, 1990 to Terry Allen Sass of Goldsboro and Dana Jean Risener Sass of Indiana. He was a 2009 graduate of Rosewood High School. Andrew was proud to be serving his country in...
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Sheila Chavis Pope

December 15, 1948 - June 21, 2014

Sheila Chavis Pope, 65, passed away on Saturday, June 21, 2014 at Kitty Askins Hospice Center. Sheila was born in Richmond County on December 15, 1948 to the late Bernice Chavis and Helen Branch Chavis. She was employed by Wayco Hams. A service celebrating Sheila's life will be held at 10:00 a.m on Monday, June 23, 2014 by the graveside at Oakland Heights Cemetery in Smithfield with Rev....
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Henry James Cook, Sr.

January 3, 1944 - June 19, 2014

Henry James "Cookie" Cook, Sr., 70, passed away Thursday, June 19, 2014 at Kitty Askins Hospice Center surrounded by his family. Cookie was born in Darby, Pennsylvania to the late Henry Byron Cook and Margaret Merron Cook. He had retired from A.P.V. Baker and from the Wayne County Public School System having served at Southern Wayne High School. Cookie proudly served his country in the...
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Gina Montalent Meadows

March 4, 1961 - June 18, 2014

Gina Marie Montalent Meadows, 53, passed away on Wednesday, June 18, 2014 at Kitty Askins Hospice Center. Gina was born in Port Louis, Mauritius on March 4, 1961 to the late Jacques and Lia Lewis Montalent. She was employed by the Partnership for Children in Goldsboro. Gina was a beautiful person whose loving spirit and ever present smile radiated the joy she experienced in living every...
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Jencie Whaley Howell

February 15, 1937 - June 17, 2014

Jencie Whaley Howell, 77, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Tuesday, June 17, 2014 at the Brian Center surrounded by her family. Jencie was born in Wilson County on February 15, 1937 to the late Wilbur L. Whaley and Fannie Barnes Whaley. She had been an active member of Pikes Crossroads Pentecostal Holiness Church and Liberty Pentecostal Holiness Church where she enjoyed ministering at...
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Robert Jackson Howell, Jr.

May 30, 1945 - June 16, 2014

Robert Jackson Howell, Jr., 69, passed away on Monday, June 16, 2014 at the North Carolina Veterans Home in Kinston. Robert was born in Wayne County on May 30, 1945 to Thelma Cotton Howell of Goldsboro and the late Robert Jackson Howell, Sr. For 33 years, he owned and operated Howell's Septic Tank Service in Goldsboro. Robert attended Pleasant Grove Free Will Baptist Church. He proudly...
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Dorothy Thorn Gardner

January 25, 1936 - June 15, 2014

Dorothy Thorn Gardner, 78, passed away on Sunday, June 15, 2014 at Kitty Askins Hospice Center surrounded by her family. Dorothy was born in Geneva County, Alabama on January 25, 1936 to the late Aaron and Rosie Mae Wise Thorn. She was married to the late James Edward "Hoss" Gardner. For many years, Dorothy delivered newspapers for the Goldsboro News-Argus for 46 years. She was a longtime...
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Dorothy Davis Holt

November 7, 1922 - June 14, 2014

Dorothy Davis Holt, 91, passed away on Saturday, June 14, 2014 at Vidant Medical Center. She was born in Wayne County on November 7, 1922 to the late Lemuel and Mary Howell Davis. She was married to the late John Ellington Holt. Graveside services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, June 18, 2014 at Pine Forest United Methodist Church. The family will greet friends following the...
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John Allen Bennett

August 4, 1923 - June 12, 2014

John Allen Bennett, 90, of the Grantham community died Thursday, June 11, 2014 at Willow Creek Nursing Home. He was born in Johnston County, NC on August 4, 1923 to the late Allen (Pete) Bennett and Lucille Barefoot Bennett. He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Ruth Alice Hood Bennett. John Allen was a member of Selah Christian Church. He was a dairy and tobacco farmer for many years...
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Phyllis Fields Brunson

May 19, 1948 - June 11, 2014

Phyllis Fields Brunson, 66, passed away on Wednesday, June 11, 2014 at Wayne Memorial Hospital. Phyllis was born in Forsythe County on May 19, 1948 to Jane Moore Fields of Goldsboro and the late Ivey Woodard Fields. She had worked as a teacher's assistant with Onslow County School System. Phyllis enjoyed being a member of the Family Y and was a devoted member of New Hope United Methodist...
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William Lenard Mills

July 9, 1957 - June 11, 2014

William Lenard "Lenny" Mills, 56, passed away suddenly on Wednesday from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Lenny was born in Wayne County on July 9, 1957 to Norwood Leonard Mills and Thelma Taylor Mills of Goldsboro. He owned and operated L & L Timber Company. Lenny was a proud member of the National Rifle Association, Ducks Unlimited and the North American Hunting and Fishing...
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Elton Fulton Aycock

March 29, 1939 - June 11, 2014

Elton Fulton "Pinky" Aycock, 75, passed away on Wednesday, June 11, 2014 at Kitty Askins Hospice Center surrounded by his family. Elton was born in Wayne County on March 29, 1939 to Mildred Scott Aycock of Goldsboro and the late Elton Aycock. He retired from Wayne County Public Schools after teaching for over 38 years. Elton was preceded in death by his wives, Patsey F. Aycock and Amy Cox...
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Sandra Jean Ham

January 24, 1955 - June 11, 2014

Sandra Jean Ham, 59, went to be with her Lord on Wednesday at Kitty Askins Hospice Center surrounded by her family. Sandy was born in Wayne County on January 24, 1955 to Jean Hinson Ham and the late Roy Ham. She had been an employee with Faith Free Will Baptist Church Daycare for 15 years before going to work with Wayne Memorial Hospital. Sandy retired from the hospital after 20 years of...
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Carolyn Riggan Pearsall

June 1, 1947 - June 10, 2014

Carolyn Riggan Pearsall, 67, passed away on Tuesday at Kitty Askins Hospice Center. Carolyn was born in Henderson, NC on June 1, 1947 to the late Sam and Mollie Ellington Riggan. Graveside services will be held Saturday, June 14, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. in Wayne Memorial Park. The family will greet friends following the service at the cemetery. Carolyn is survived by her husband, William E....
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Laura Lancaster Griffith

February 7, 1927 - June 10, 2014

Laura Lancaster Griffith, 87, passed away on Tuesday, June 10, 2014 at Kitty Askins Hospice Center surrounded by her family. Laura was born in Wayne County on February 7, 1927 to the late Tommie and Jessie Newsome Lancaster. She had been an employee of J.P. Stevens. Laura was a member of Woods Grove Pentecostal Free Will Baptist Church and a member of the church choir. Funeral services...
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Allan Wade Umstead

December 27, 1935 - June 9, 2014

Allan Wade Umstead, 78, passed away June 9, 2014 at Countryside Village, Pikeville, NC. Allan was the son of the late Mary Wilkerson Umstead and Percy Wade Umstead of Durham, NC. He was the owner and President of Direct Carpet and Premiere Carpets of Goldsboro since 1972. Alan also worked at Meade Container in Durham, NC and sold Yellow Pages for Bell South Telephone Company. Next to his...
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