Our Obituaries

Sarah Cox Connor

March 31, 1921 - April 21, 2014

Sarah Cox Raynor Connor, 93, passed peacefully into that far better life with her Lord and Savior on Monday, April 21, 2014 while being comforted by the love of her devoted family. Sarah was born in Wayne County on March 31, 1921. She was the eleventh of fourteen children born to the late Ira and Catherine Johnson Cox. Sarah grew up on the family farm and graduated from Grantham High School....
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Linda Jean Bowen

September 4, 1943 - April 19, 2014

Linda Jean Bowen, 70, passed away on Saturday, April 19, 2014 at Wayne Memorial Hospital. Linda was born in Durham County on September 4, 1943 and was the daughter of the late Edward Earl Bowen and Elma Lee Bowen. She retired from Cherry Hospital and was a member of Daniels Memorial United Methodist Church. Linda was a wonderful mother and grandmother. She will always be loved by her...
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Louise Hines

July 5, 1939 - April 17, 2014

Louise Hines, 74, passed away on Thursday, April 17, 2014 at her home in the Kirkwood Community. Louise was born in Wayne County on July 5, 1939 to the late Henry Thomas Hines and Mary Louise Griffin Hines. She had lived many years in Greensboro and had volunteered at the Crisis Control Center. After returning to Goldsboro, Louise worked with the Waynesborough Historical Village. Through...
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Ladislaw Peter, Jr.

March 3, 1973 - April 13, 2014

Ladislaw (Les) Peter, Jr of Goldsboro suffered a massive heart attack late Sunday evening and passed away at Wayne Memorial Hospital. He had recently celebrated his 41st birthday on March 2. Les was an active and devoted member of St Mary's Church in Goldsboro. While he had developmental disabilities and mental illness he was loved by many in Goldsboro, his lifetime home. He was a special...
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Elke Maria Kleber

March 15, 1942 - April 13, 2014

Elke Kleber died early Palm Sunday morning in Wayne Memorial Hospital. She was born in Laurenberg-Pommern, Germany on 15 March 1942 to the late Ernesto and Ilse Maslo. She was married to Col. Raymond Kleber, USAF Retired. She is survived by a daughter, Tatjana Witzmann and her sister, Hannelore. Elke was an excellent student who loved to study history and weather. She excelled in sports and...
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Donald Randal Graham, Sr.

November 26, 1936 - April 11, 2014

Donald Randal Graham, Sr., 77, passed away on Friday, April 11, 2014 at Vidant Medical Center. Donald was born in Wayne County on November 26, 1936 to the late Junious Hansel and Pennie Thornton Graham. He worked in Goldsboro as a salesman for his entire life, retiring from Frito-Lay in 1992. After retiring Donald raised beef cattle until his health no longer allowed him to do so. In...
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Viola Barwick Grantham

December 8, 1921 - April 11, 2014

Viola Barwick Grantham, 92, went to be with her Lord on Friday, April 11, 2014 at Kitty Askins Hospice Center after a short illness. Viola was born in Wayne County on December 8, 1921 to the late Franklin L. and Onita Herring Barwick. She was married to the late Harold June Grantham, who preceded her in death on October 19, 2003. Viola was a graduate of Mount Olive High School and later...
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Paul Charles Mandeville, Sr.

March 25, 1942 - April 9, 2014

Paul Charles Mandeville, Sr., 72, went to be with his Lord on Wednesday morning at his home surrounded by his family. Paul was born in Putnam County, NY on March 26, 1942 to the late Francis Macarius Mandeville and Mabel Shipley Mandeville. He was married to the late Jane Matthew Kornegay Mandeville. Paul was a member of Grace Baptist Church, and had been a devoted Christian for fifty years....
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Geraldine Roberts Evans

December 27, 1925 - April 8, 2014

Geraldine Roberts Evans, 88, passed away Monday at Willow Creek Nursing and Rehab surrounded by her family. Geraldine was born in Wayne County, NC on December 27, 1925 to the late Herman Roberts and Bessie Colt Roberts. She was married to the late Martin Luther Evans, Jr. The family will receive friends Saturday, April 12, 2014 from 1:00- 3:00 PM at Seymour Funeral Home followed by a...
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Agnes Grant Corbitt

October 26, 1929 - April 6, 2014

Agnes Grant Corbitt, 84, passed away Sunday at Wayne Memorial Hospital surrounded by her family. Agnes was born in Greene County, NC on October 26, 1929 to the late Walter Grant and Ethel West Hill. She was a longtime member of Union Grove Free Will Baptist Church. She was devoted to her church, having served as President of the Ladies Auxiliary for over 40 years, Sunday School Teacher,...
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Edwin Spencer Thompson

August 31, 1924 - April 5, 2014

On Saturday, April 5, Edwin Spencer Thompson, age 89, peacefully passed away after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease. "Buddy" was born on Aug. 31, 1924 in Durham, NC to Irma and Cecil Thompson. His brother, Jack Thompson, resides in Las Vegas, NV, while his two beloved sisters, Betsy Maddox and Celia Truesdale are deceased. Buddy attended the Durham Public Schools, including Durham...
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Phillip Bryan Brill

April 10, 1985 - April 4, 2014

Phillip Bryan Brill, 28, of Goldsboro, peacefully passed away Friday, April 4, 2014. Phillip was born April 10, 1985 in Wayne County to James Dalton Brill and Phyllis Crawford Brill. Phillip worked in the family business, Brill's Upholstery. A graveside service of remembrance will be held Monday, April 7, 2014 at 12:30 p.m. from Evergreen Memorial Cemetery with Rev. Bill Cotton officiating. ...
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Leon Odell Bryant

December 7, 1923 - April 3, 2014

Leon Odell Bryant, 90, passed away peacefully on Thursday, April 3, 2014 at the Carolina House in Chapel Hill. Leon was born in Johnston County on December 7, 1923 to the late James Henry Bryant and Sadie Irene Pulley Bryant. He was married to the late Bertha Mae Savage Bryant who preceded him in death on July 7, 2001. Leon was one of Wayne County's most successful business men and was known...
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David Earl Peacock

September 28, 1941 - April 2, 2014

David Earl Peacock, Sr., 72, passed peacefully on Wednesday at Kitty Askins Hospice Center. A service celebrating David's life will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 5, 2014 at St. Luke United Methodist Church with Rev. Adam Seate and Rev. David Harvin officiating. The family will greet friends Saturday following the service in the fellowship hall and other times at the residence. ...
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James Rodney Hollowell

March 4, 1939 - April 1, 2014

James Rodney Hollowell, 75, passed away Tuesday, April 1, 2014 at Wayne Memorial Hospital surrounded by his family. Rodney was born in Wayne County, NC on March 4, 1939 to the late Herman Milford Hollowell and Sallie Sutton Hollowell. He was a graduate of Rosewood High School and served in the North Carolina National Guard. Before retirement, Rodney was a truck driver with Comer Brothers...
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Joyce Vail Lancaster

January 21, 1927 - March 31, 2014

Joyce Vail Lancaster, 87, passed peacefully into that far better life with her Lord and Savior and with those beloved family who went on before while at her home surrounded by her family. Joyce was born in Wayne County on January 21, 1927 to the late George and Orabelle Deans Vail. She was married to the late Charles Miller Lancaster who preceded her in death on May 19, 1999. Joyce raised...
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Crystal Lynne Grant

October 12, 1990 - March 30, 2014

Crystal Lynne Grant, 23, passed away suddenly on Sunday morning from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Crystal was born in Wayne County on October 12, 1990 to Lori Ann Weaver and Terry Michael Grant. She was a 2009 graduate of Spring Creek High School and was currently attending cosmetology school at Mitchell's Hair Styling Academy in Goldsboro. Crystal was a beautiful person...
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Janie Sanders Woodard

February 14, 1932 - March 30, 2014

Janie Sanders Woodard, 82, passed away peacefully into that far better life with her Lord and Savior on Sunday morning while a resident of Waltonwood Senior Living in Cary. Janie was born in Nash County on February 14, 1932 to the late Luther B. Sanders, Sr. and Nellie Christine Sanders. She was married to the late George Vernon Woodard who preceded her in death on September 29, 1994. Janie...
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William "Pete" Barnes , Sr.

February 12, 1942 - March 28, 2014

William Page "Pete" Barnes, Sr., 72, passed away Friday. Pete was retired from Wooten Oil Company. A graveside service will be 11:00 a.m. Tuesday at Pikeville Cemetery. Survivors include his wife, Linda Vail Barnes; daughters, Melinda Mercer and husband Neal of Goldsboro, Tina Mitchell and husband Kevin of Pikeville, April Etheridge and husband Charles DisDier of Pikeville, Amber Barnes of...
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Addison Candy Peele

September 20, 1921 - March 28, 2014

Addison "Candy" Peele, 92, passed away Friday, March 28, 2014 at Kitty Askins Hospice Center. Candy was born in Wayne County, NC on September 20, 1921 to the late Frank Peele and Nina Smith Peele. He was an Army-Air Force veteran having served his country in World War II. Candy was a farmer and a newspaper carrier with the Wilson Daily Times for twenty two years. He served for ten years on...
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Mitchell Jay Hardison

May 12, 1982 - March 27, 2014

Mitchell Jay Hardison, 31, passed away suddenly on Wednesday at his home. A service to celebrate and honor Mitch's life will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, March 31, 2014 at the Bridge Church with, his father, Pastor Ferrell Hardison officiating. The family will receive friends following the service Monday evening at the church. Mitch was born in Wayne County on May 12, 1982 to Ferrell...
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Michael Ray Johnson

February 14, 1955 - March 27, 2014

Michael Ray Johnson, 59, after a courageous battle with cancer, passed away peacefully into that far better life with his Lord and Savior and with the beloved family who went before him. His courage during this fight was typical of his strength of character, reflecting his loyalty and dedication to his family, and his zest and love for life. A service celebrating Michael's life will be held...
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Worth White Parker

December 31, 1925 - March 25, 2014

Worth White Parker, 88, passed away peacefully early on Tuesday morning at his home surrounded by his family. Worth was born in Wayne County on December 31, 1925 to the late William Leslie Parker and Effie Sutton Parker. He was married to the late Ida Frances Britt Parker who preceded him in death on February 26, 2010. Worth and Ida Frances were farmers in the Grantham Community and they...
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Gov C.M. Friend

November 16, 1919 - March 24, 2014

Gov C. M. Friend, 94, died Monday, March 24, 2014 at Crystal Coast Hospice House in Newport. Gov was born in Portsmouth, Virginia on November 16, 1919 to the late Walter Friend and Marjorie Taylor Friend. He was married to the late Margaret Trachtenberg and the late Rachel Friend. Gov was retired from E. I. DuPont. He was a member and Past Exalted Ruler of Goldsboro Elks Lodge # 139 B.P.O.E...
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William August Soltis

May 14, 1949 - March 23, 2014

William August Soltis, 64, formerly of Downers Grove, IL, passed away on Sunday, March 23, 2014 at his home. William was born in Chicago on May 14, 1949 to the late John August and Virginia P. Soltis. He was married to the late Rita J. Soltis. William was a retired millwright. William will be remembered at Mass on Sunday, March 30, 2014 at St. Alexander Catholic Church in Palos Heights,...
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Edna Davis Burwell

October 4, 1929 - March 22, 2014

Edna Davis Burwell, 84, passed away on Saturday, March 22, 2014 at Wake Medical Center after a short illness. Edna was born in Wayne County on October 4, 1929 to the late Leslie Cardonnell Davis and Lola Mae Hatch Davis. She was married to Bill Burwell who preceded her in death on October 9, 1999. Edna was a faithful member of Daniels Memorial United Methodist Church and the Mary Martha...
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Susan Carlyle Cunningham

December 4, 1931 - March 17, 2014

Susan Carlyle Cunningham, 82, passed away on Monday, March 17, 2014, at Kitty Askins Hospice Center surrounded by her family. Susan was born in Lenoir County, NC on December 4, 1931 to the late Samuel Carlyle and Lula Carter Carlyle. She was a member of United in Christ Church. Along with her husband, Susan owned and operated S & J Crafts. A service celebrating Susan's life will be held...
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Nancy Mayo Fabel

February 28, 1942 - March 15, 2014

Nancy Mayo Fabel, 72, passed away Saturday at Vidant Medical Center surrounded by her family. Nancy was born in Kennebec County, ME on February 28, 1942 to the late John and Edwina Grevoius Mayo. She was a member of Nahunta Friends Meeting. Memorial services will be Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. at Nahunta Friends Meeting with the Rev. Eric Woods officiating. Nancy is survived by her husband,...
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Eleanor McCullen Leonard

May 3, 1939 - March 15, 2014

Eleanor McCullen Hughes Leonard, 74, passed away Saturday, March 15, at Rex Hospital in Raleigh. She was surrounded by her family. Eleanor was born in Sampson County, NC, on May 3, 1939, to the late Joseph Herman and Naomi Thigpen McCullen. She worked for Wake County Schools for over 20 years and currently worked part time at French's Cleaners in Goldsboro. She was a devoted member of Park...
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Effie Ruth Maxwell Pike

May 20, 1925 - March 10, 2014

Effie Ruth Maxwell Pike died on Monday, March 10th, 2014. She passed in peace surrounded by her beloved family and friends. Effie Ruth was born in Goldsboro, North Carolina on May 20th, 1925, the first of two children born to Ruth Herring Maxwell and James Louis Maxwell. Effie Ruth graduated from Salem College in Winston Salem, North Carolina where she was the Editor of the school newspaper....
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Marjorie Smith Capps Hensley

August 14, 1922 - March 10, 2014

Marjorie Smith Capps Hensley, 91, passed away Monday at Wayne Memorial Hospital surrounded by her family. Marjorie was born in Wayne County, NC on August 14, 1922 to the late Dewey O. Smith and Ella Barnes Smith. She had worked as a nurse with Wayne Memorial Hospital. Marjorie was a member of Goldsboro Worship Center. Funeral services will be Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. at Goldsboro Worship...
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Harry Guynn Harrell

October 4, 1941 - March 7, 2014

Harry Guynn Harrell, 72, passed peacefully into that far better life with his Lord and Savior, while surrounded by his family at his home. His courage during this fight with cancer was typical of his strong faith and strength of character, also reflecting his loyalty, dedication, and deep love for his family. Harry was born in Duplin County on October 4, 1941 to the late Thedford T. Harrell...
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Wallace Frederick Scott

June 1, 1932 - March 3, 2014

Wallace Frederick "Fred" Scott, 81, passed away on Monday, March 3, 2014 at his home surrounded by his family. Fred was born in Pittsylvania County, Virginia on June 1, 1932 to the late William B. Scott and Mamie Lee Hardy Scott. He proudly served his country in the United States Air Force and retired after 25 years of service with the rank of Chief Master Sergeant. Fred was raised as a...
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Jimmy Carolyn Phillips

January 2, 1956 - March 3, 2014

Jimmy Carolyn Phillips, 58, died Monday at Wayne Memorial Hospital surrounded by her family. Carolyn was born in Wayne County, NC on January 2, 1956 to the late Jimmy Sutton and Mildred Carter Sutton. She was a homemaker. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 11:00 AM in the chapel of Seymour Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Maplewood Cemetery in Mount Olive. Carolyn is...
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Ricky Lynn Fields

April 25, 1974 - March 2, 2014

Ricky Lynn Fields, 39, passed away Sunday, March 2, 2014 at Wayne Memorial Hospital. Ricky was born in Wayne County, NC on April 25, 1974 to Edna Gurley Fields of Pikeville and the late Bobby Joel Fields. He was a member of Pleasant Grove Free Will Baptist Church. Ricky was a loving and nurturing son and brother, who had a kind soul and who loved everyone. He will be remembered especially...
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Donald Lee Gupton

November 23, 1934 - March 1, 2014

Donald Lee Gupton, 79, passed away on Saturday, March 1, 2014 at Wayne Memorial Hospital surrounded by his family. Donald was born in Franklin County on November 23, 1934 to the late Ira and Betty Burnette Gupton. He proudly served his country in the United States Air Force and the United States Army for twenty two years. Donald served as Magistrate in Wayne County. Donald enjoyed flirting...
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Philippa Best Darush

November 16, 1920 - February 28, 2014

Philippa "Phil" Best Darush, 93, passed away peacefully in the early hours of Friday morning at Premier Nursing and Rehab Center in Jacksonville surrounded by her family. She had been a resident of Jacksonville for the past 14 years. Phil was born in Wayne County on November 16, 1920 to the late E.E. and Mabel Carraway Best. She was married to the late Harry W. Darush. Phil lived a life of...
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Carson Ted Butler

October 1, 1949 - February 28, 2014

Carson Ted Butler, 64, passed away Friday, February 28, 2014, at his home surrounded by his family. Ted was born on October 1, 1949 to the late Femmous Butler and Vernell Womble Butler. Ted had worked as a security guard with Southco Distributing Company. A graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, March 3, 2014 at Wayne Memorial Park with Rev. Dennis Pollock officiating. ...
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Angie D'Ambrosio Brown

December 15, 1963 - February 27, 2014

Angie Lee Brown, 50, passed away on Thursday, February 27, 2014 at Wayne Memorial Hospital. Angie was born in Japan on December 15, 1963 to Janet N. D'Ambrosio of Goldsboro and the late Angelo D'Ambrosio. She had worked as a manager with McDonald's in Goldsboro and Greenville. She currently was bartending at the Goldsboro Country Club. The family will receive friends Monday March 3, 2014...
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Alliene Robbins Hooks

September 8, 1917 - February 26, 2014

Alliene Robbins Hooks, 96, formerly of Goldsboro, N.C., died February 26 in Lynchburg, Va. She had been a resident of Valley View Retirement Community in Lynchburg for the past 16 years and most recently of Heritage Green Assisted Living in Lynchburg. Mrs. Hooks was born September 8, 1917, in Shannon, Miss., the daughter of the late Robert L. and Pearl West Robbins. In addition to her parents...
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Jenni Banks Neal

April 5, 1983 - February 25, 2014

Jenni Banks Neal, 30, passed away on Tuesday. Jenni was a member of St. Paul United Methodist Church. Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 1, 2014 at Seymour Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Phyllis Vail and Jim Steele officiating. Interment will follow in Wayne Memorial Park. The family will receive friends in the hour prior to the service at Seymour Funeral Home. ...
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Glenwood Preston Johnson

April 19, 1922 - February 25, 2014

Glenwood Preston Johnson, 91, passed away on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at Wake Medical Center in Raleigh surrounded by his family. Mr. Johnson was born in Wayne County on April 19, 1922 to the late Louis Preston Johnson and Vivie McClenney Johnson. He was married to the late Elizabeth Reed Johnson and had retired from sales with Giant Portland Cement Company. Mr. Johnson served as a Private...
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Guy Bridgers Roberts

April 4, 1931 - February 23, 2014

Our beloved husband, father, and grandfather, Guy Bridgers Roberts, passed away suddenly at his home, in the early morning of Sunday, February 23, 2014. He was in his 83rd year. In his final moments, he was in the company of his loving wife, Ada Margaret. This was a tender mercy of the Lord, as Ada's company was something he always desired. A service celebrating Guy's life will be held at...
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Gregory McGee Reeves

April 24, 1950 - February 21, 2014

Gregory "Greg" McGee Reeves, 63, passed away suddenly on Friday, February 21, 2014 at Wayne Memorial Hospital. Greg was born in Lenoir County on April 24, 1950 to Marie Smith Wells of Goldsboro and the late Rexford Earl Reeves. He was a retired mechanic with the Wayne County School System. Greg will be remembered for his great love of NasCar Racing and his favorite driver, Dale Earnhardt. ...
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Hortense Liles Rouse

February 1, 1924 - February 16, 2014

Hortense "Horty" Liles Rouse, 90, a resident of the Sterling House, passed away on Sunday, February 16, 2014 at Wayne Memorial Hospital. Horty was born in Wayne County on February 1, 1924 to the late O.C. and Hortense Foushee Liles. She was a graduate of Goldsboro High School and was a member of the Goldsboro Swim Team. Horty was also a graduate of Meredith College where she played...
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James Edward Howell

November 22, 1933 - February 15, 2014

James Edward Howell, 80, went to be with his Lord on Saturday, February 15, 2014 at Vidant Medical Center surrounded by his family. James was born in Wayne County on November 22, 1933 to the late Claude Nathan Howell and Ioma Grady Howell. He was a retired car salesman. James was a member of the Church on the Rock. A service celebrating James' life will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday,...
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Connie Newsome Daniels

April 4, 1954 - February 15, 2014

Connie Jean Newsome Daniels passed away on Saturday, February 15, 2014 after a short, but courageous battle with cancer. Funeral services will be held Sunday, February 16, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. in the chapel of Seymour Funeral Home with Rev. Jerry Mitchell officiating. The family will receive friends following the service at Seymour Funeral Home. Entombment will be Monday, February 17, 2014 at...
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Pauline Toler Lipscomb

November 19, 1925 - February 14, 2014

Pauline Toler Lipscomb, 88, went to be with her Lord on Friday, February 14, 2014 at the Brian Center. Pauline was born in Wayne County on November 19, 1925 to the late James Ander Toler and Eula Newell Toler. She was married to the late Marvin Lipscomb. The family will receive friends Tuesday, February 18, 2014 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Seymour Funeral Home followed by a service...
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James Allen Lack

January 11, 1953 - February 14, 2014

James Allen Lack, 61, passed away on Friday, February 14, 2014 at Kitty Askins Hospice Center surrounded by his family. James was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma on January 11, 1953 to the late James Lafayette Lack and Clara Mae Moore Lack. He had worked as the operations manager for a trucking company in California. James' passion was baseball and golf. If it was a beautiful day, he enjoyed being...
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Joseph Wilton "Dickie" Wiggins

February 24, 1947 - February 12, 2014

Joseph Wilton "Dickie" Wiggins, 66, formerly of Goldsboro, passed away Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at Kitty Askins Hospice Center surrounded by his family. He was born in Wayne County on February 24, 1947 to the late Joseph Leon and Eleanor Gurley Wiggins. Dickie was a member of Goldsboro Masonic Lodge #634 AF & AM, Scottish and York Rite Bodies, and Sudan Temple of New Bern. He was...
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Luther Dalton Smith

May 9, 1944 - February 11, 2014

Luther Dalton Smith, 69, passed away on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at Kitty Askins Hospice Center surrounded by his family. Luther was born in Johnston County on May 9, 1944 to the late Elmond and Sallie Stafford Smith. He had previously worked with Burlington Industries in Goldsboro and the County of Wayne Maintenance and Grounds Division, and retired from O'Berry Center. Luther proudly...
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Haywood Earl "Bud" Edmundson

August 4, 1943 - February 8, 2014

Haywood Earl "Bud" Edmundson, 70, passed away on Saturday, February 8, 2014 at Wayne Memorial Hospital. Bud was born in Wayne County on August 4, 1943 to the late Seth Raymond Edmundson and Mozelle Wiley Edmundson. He was married to the late Linda Bridgers Edmundson. Bud was employed as an electrician with Wayne Electric Company. The family will receive friends Friday, February 14, 2014...
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Hugh Ellis Roberts

October 19, 1934 - February 7, 2014

Hugh Ellis Roberts passed away on Friday, February 7, 2014 at Kitty Askins Hospice Center in Goldsboro after a courageous and valiant battle with cancer. He was 79 years old. Hugh was born in Goldsboro on October 19, 1934 to the late James Henry Roberts and Irma Ellis Roberts. After serving in the U.S. Navy, he married the love of his life, Joanne Jernigan Roberts in 1959. When you saw Hugh,...
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Alma Campbell Bowen

February 21, 1928 - February 7, 2014

Alma Campbell Bowen, 85, passed away Friday, February 7, 2014 at Kitty Askins Hospice Center. Alma was born in Johnston County on February 21, 1928 to the late Charlie Campbell and Polly Mitchell Campbell. She was married to the late C. L. Bowen. Alma worked for many years as a health care technician at O'Berry Center. She was a member of May's Chapel Free Will Baptist Church. A memorial...
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Tyler Daniel Lancaster

January 26, 1993 - February 6, 2014

Tyler Daniel Lancaster, 21, passed away on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at Wake Medical Center in Cary. A true angel, having innocence and purity of heart, Tyler was a miracle and a blessing from the moment he was born. He shaped lives of family, friends and random strangers in ways that made them into better people. His smile was like sunshine and was a constant reminder of the love in his...
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Larry Joe Whitley

May 21, 1946 - February 5, 2014

Larry Joe Whitley, 67, passed away on Wednesday, February 5, 2014 at his home. Larry was born in Wayne County on May 21, 1946 to the late Herman and Helen Sugg Whitley. Larry proudly served his country in the Vietnam War with the United States Army. Memorial services will be at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 8, 2014 at the First Pentecostal Holiness Church with Rev. Charles Sugg, Rev. Pete...
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Elizabeth Cox Hood

December 25, 1923 - February 4, 2014

Carol Elizabeth Cox Hood, 90, of Grantham, passed away Tuesday evening, February 4, 2014, at Greendale Forest Nursing Home in Snow Hill. Elizabeth was born on December 25, 1923, to the late Elam and Lelia Hinnant Cox in Grantham. She attended Hardbarger's Business College in Fayetteville prior to working for the Federal Government in Washington, D.C., Charlottesville, VA, and at Seymour...
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Jarvis Lee Gwaltney

April 24, 1934 - February 4, 2014

Jarvis Lee Gwaltney, 79, died Tuesday evening at Countryside Village. Jarvis was born in Wayne County, NC on April 24, 1934 and was the son of the late Melvin Lee Gwaltney and Isabelle Chesnutt Gwaltney. He was the second of six children. He was retired from Universal Leaf Tobacco Company after thirty eight years and a lifetime farmer in Wayne County. He was a loving father, grandfather...
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Jackie Ginn Smith

June 18, 1946 - February 4, 2014

Jackie Carol Ginn Smith, 67, passed away on Tuesday, February 4, 2014 at Wayne Memorial Hospital. Jackie was born in Wayne County on June 18, 1946 to the late Jasper and Aileen Sullivan Ginn. She worked as a civil service employee at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base and retired from the Wayne County Department of Social Services. Jackie was a member of Free Chapel Pentecostal Free Will Baptist...
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Joyce Price Johnson

April 15, 1944 - February 3, 2014

Joyce Price Johnson, 69, of Goldsboro died Monday, February 3, 2014 at Wayne Memorial Hospital. For many years, Joyce served as administrative assistant to Weil Enterprises, managing affordable housing properties in Goldsboro, Raleigh and Wilmington and a hotel property in Beaufort. She was a former member of the Wayne County Social Services Board, the Wayne County Military Affairs Committee...
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Raymond Clifford Gray, Sr.

November 10, 1928 - February 2, 2014

Raymond Clifford Gray, Sr., 85, passed away on Sunday, February 2, 2014 at his home. Raymond was born in Lenoir County on November 10, 1928 to the late Stephen Willie Gray and Gaynell Vause Gray. He retired from Universal Leaf Tobacco Company. Raymond was a member of Stoney Creek Free Will Baptist Church, where he enjoyed being a member of the Prime Timers and the Friendship Sunday School...
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Robert "Bobby" Lamm

April 4, 1954 - February 2, 2014

Robert Lamm, 59, passed away on Sunday, February 2, 2014 at Vidant Medical Center in Greenville. Bobby was born in Wayne County on April 4, 1954 to Wilbert Lamm of Warsaw and the late Jean Turner McGuire. He owned and operated Bobby's Appliance Repair in Goldsboro. Bobby was an avid collector of antiques and antique cars. He attended Bethel Church. Funeral services will be Thursday,...
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Shirley Peele Colley

October 1, 1935 - January 31, 2014

Shirley Peele Colley, 78, passed away suddenly on Friday, January 31, 2014. Shirley was born in Wayne County on October 1, 1935 to the late George F. Peele, Sr. and Clyde Smith Peele. She was married to the late William E. Colley. Shirley had worked many years as a hair stylist. The family will receive friends on Monday, February 3, 2014 from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. at Seymour Funeral Home...
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Richard Earl Penny

March 10, 1953 - January 31, 2014

Richard Earl Penny, 60, passed away on Friday, January 31, 2014 at his home surrounded by his family. Richard was born in Pitt County on March 10, 1953 to Syble Gray Penny and the late Eugene Wilson Penny. He was a retired farmer and attended Patetown Church of God. Funeral services will be at 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, February 2, 2014 at the chapel of Seymour Funeral Home with Rev. Marvin...
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Jane Gail Kennedy

September 13, 1948 - January 31, 2014

Jane Gail Kennedy, 65, passed away Friday at Wayne Memorial Hospital surrounded by her family. Gail was born in Wayne County, NC on September 13, 1948 to the late Iredell Kennedy and Dessie Howell Kennedy. She was a faithful member of Stoney Creek Free Will Baptist Church, where she sang in the choir and was a member of the Good News Sunday School Class and the Ladies Auxiliary. Funeral...
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William Leslie Pate

May 28, 1955 - January 30, 2014

William Leslie "Bill" Pate, 58, passed away Thursday, January 30, 2014 at Wayne Memorial Hospital surrounded by his family. Bill was born in Wayne County, NC on May 28, 1955 to Ruth Faulk Pate of Goldsboro and the late Norwood Pate. Prior to his illness, he was employed with Goldsboro Milling Company. Bill proudly served his country with the Army National Guard, 691st Maintenance Company,...
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Selby Franklin Brown

May 16, 1963 - January 29, 2014

Selby Franklin Brown, 50, passed away on Wednesday, January 29, 2014 at Wayne Memorial Hospital surrounded by his family. Selby was born in Wayne County on May 16, 1963 to Selby Jackson Brown and Mae Evans Williamson. He was employed with SPX in Goldsboro. Selby was a true sportsman, most comfortable outdoors in the woods. He was a hunter of big and small game and loved walking in the woods...
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Linda Faye McLeod

July 2, 1946 - January 29, 2014

Linda West McLeod, 67, passed away on Wednesday, January 29, 2014 at Wayne Memorial Hospital surrounded by her family. Linda was born in Wayne County on July 2, 1946 to Mary Medlin West and the late Charles Perry West. She proudly served her country in the United States Army. Funeral services will be held Saturday, February 1, 2014 at 7:00 PM in the chapel of Seymour Funeral Home with Rev....
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Frank Brodricht Wiegand

June 22, 1934 - January 29, 2014

Frank Brodricht Wiegand, 79, passed away on Wednesday, January 29, 2014 at Kitty Askins Hospice Center surrounded by his family. A native of Wayne County, Frank was born on June 22, 1934 to the late Herbert Christ Wiegand and Rosabelle Pollock Wiegand. Frank retired from O'Berry Center and was a member of Stoney Creek Free Will Baptist Church. Funeral services will be at 7:00 p.m. on...
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H. Spicer Rhodes

June 29, 1935 - January 28, 2014

Hugh Spicer Rhodes, 78, passed away on Tuesday, January 28, 2014 at Kitty Askins Hospice Center. Spicer was born in Wayne County on June 29, 1935 to the late Samuel W. Rhodes and Flonnie Ethel Mitchell Rhodes. He was married to the late Beverly Jones Rhodes. Spicer proudly served in the North Carolina National Guard for over 40 years. The family will receive friends Saturday, February 1,...
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Connie Lynn Lucas

January 11, 1953 - January 28, 2014

Connie Lynn Lucas, 61, passed away on Tuesday, January 28, 2014 at Wayne Memorial Hospital surrounded by her family. She was born in Wilson County on January 11, 1953 to the late Mr. and Mrs. Jessie Barfield. Funeral services will be held at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 1, 2014 in the chapel of Seymour Funeral Home. Interment will be at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, February 2, 2014 in the Black...
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Jesse Randolph Watts

October 16, 1934 - January 28, 2014

Jesse Randolph (Randy) Watts, 79, passed away on Tuesday, January 28, 2014 at Wayne Memorial Hospital. Randy was born in Roanoke, Virginia on October 16, 1934 to the late Louis and Ida Minter Watts. He was a retired salesman in the garment industry. Randy was a member of Freedom Baptist Church. Graveside services will be Saturday at 1:00 p.m. at Fort Hill Cemetery in Lynchburg, Virginia. ...
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Bobby Gene Kennedy

August 19, 1943 - January 27, 2014

Bobby Gene Kennedy, 70, passed away on Monday, January 27, 2014 at Wake Medical Center surrounded by his family. Bobby was born in Wayne County on August 19, 1943 to the late Silas and Lanie Collins Kennedy. He was married to the late Donna Davis Kennedy. Bobby proudly served his country in the United States Air Force and for many years worked in the transportation industry. He was a member...
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James Earlon Killette

July 28, 1923 - January 26, 2014

James Earlon Killette, peacefully passed at SECU Hospice House in Smithfield surrounded by his loving family on January 26, 2014. "I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith." James was born in Lenoir County on July 28, 1923 to the late Gilbert Killette and Hepsi Parks Killette. James loved his country and served it well. He was in the US Army in WWII. He...
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Harold Lynwood Coltrane, Sr.

April 15, 1926 - January 24, 2014

Harold Lynwood Coltrane, Sr., 87, went to be with his Lord on Friday, January 24, 2014 at Kitty Askins Hospice Center surrounded by his family. Harold was born in Lenoir County on April 15, 1926 to the late Arthur Marion Coltrane and Sarah Emma Perry Coltrane. He retired from Sears after 35 years of service. Harold lived a life of dedication to his family and friends, and to his community. He...
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Louise Baker Rollins

January 30, 1921 - January 24, 2014

Mrs. Louise Baker Rollins of Goldsboro died Friday, January 24, 2014 at Kitty Askins Hospice Center following a brief illness. She was born on January 30, 1921 to the late Henry Kearney Baker, Sr. and Minnie Gill Baker of Zebulon. Mrs. Rollins graduated from Wakelon High School in Zebulon, Campbell College (now Campbell University), and Hardbarger's Business School in Raleigh. She was a...
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Erlene Head Bryan

April 4, 1940 - January 23, 2014

Erlene Head Bryan, 73, was called home on Thursday, January 23, 2014 after a valiant fight with cancer. The life she lived, one of grace and Christian love, could not be diminished by the sickness that she endured. Her sweet smile and gentle ways will be remembered by everyone that knew her. Erlene was born in Wayne County on April 4, 1940 to Eleanora Kleinert Head of Grantham and the late...
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Paula Tyndall Steele

December 14, 1978 - January 20, 2014

Paula Tyndall Steele, 35, a warrior during life and throughout her battle with cancer, went to be with her Lord and Savior and with those beloved family who went on before, Monday, January 20, 2014. Paula was a beautiful person whose loving spirit and ever present smile radiated the joy she experienced in living every day of her life. She was deeply devoted to her family and was happiest...
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Hugh Norman Potts, Jr.

July 4, 1933 - January 19, 2014

Hugh Norman Potts, Jr., 80, passed away on Sunday, January 19, 2014 at his home surrounded by his family. Hugh was born in Wilson County on July 4, 1933 to the late Hugh Norman Potts, Sr. and Mary Dora Leona Lamb Potts. He was married to the late Bessie Parrish Potts. Hugh worked as a truck driver for Wooten Oil Company for over 21 years. He proudly served his country in the United States...
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Elizabeth May Grant

October 10, 1919 - January 19, 2014

Elizabeth May Grant, 94, went to her heavenly home Sunday at Kitty Askins Hospice Center with her family by her side. A native of Wayne County, she was the daughter of the late Alonza and Polly Newsome May and the widow of Clifton Earl Grant. Mrs. Grant was a retired Licensed Practical Nurse and a member of Stoney Creek Free Will Baptist Church. Graveside services will be 11:00 a.m....
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Woodrow Thomas "Tom" Barden, Sr.

November 21, 1944 - January 17, 2014

Woodrow Thomas Barden, Sr., 69, passed away on Friday, January 17, 2014 at Wayne Memorial Hospital. Tom was born in Nash County on November 21, 1944 to the late Woodrow Wilson Barden and Bertie Edwards Barden. He was employed for many years as the Maintenance Director for Goldsboro City Schools. He also taught Industrial Arts to many Wayne County Students. Tom was a true sportsman, most...
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Malia Kalama Porter

May 12, 1998 - January 14, 2014

Malia Kalama Porter, 15, passed away Tuesday, January 14, 2014 at Vidant Medical Center surrounded by her loving family. Malia was born May 12, 1998, in Craven County to Jason and Tiffany Black Porter. She was currently a student at Rosewood High School where she enjoyed playing soccer and being with friends. A service celebrating the life of Malia will be held on Friday, January 17, 2014...
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Spenser Terry Garrison

November 1, 1997 - January 13, 2014

Spenser Terry Garrison, 16, passed away Monday, January 13, 2014. His life was ended much too soon in a tragic moment which will forever leave a void in the hearts of his family. Spenser was born in Jonesboro, AR on November 1, 1997 to Terry M. Garrison of the Rosewood Community and the late Sharon Morgan of Jonesboro, AR. Spenser is survived by his father, Terry M. Garrison, his twin...
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Giles Ray Gurganus

March 1, 1933 - January 13, 2014

G. Ray Gurganus, 80, passed away on Monday, January 13, 2014 at the home of his daughter surrounded by his family. Ray was born in Wayne County on March 1, 1933 to the late Theidie and Clara Smith Gurganus. He was a retired farmer and had worked with Delmus Hardware for over 30 years. Ray proudly served his country in the United States Army. He was a member of Woods Grove Pentecostal Free...
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James McCandless

January 22, 1921 - January 13, 2014

Rev. James McCandless, 92, went to be with his heavenly father on Monday, January 13, 2014 at Wayne Memorial Hospital surrounded by his family. Rev. McCandless was born on January 22, 1921 in Wayne County to the late Jim and Betty Scott McCandless. He attended Pikeville High School and completed several off-campus courses through North Carolina State University, as well as church related...
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Alma Sauls Lancaster

September 15, 1933 - January 12, 2014

Alma Sauls Lancaster, 80, went to her heavenly home Sunday morning, January 12, 2014 at Kitty Askins Hospice Center surrounded by her loving family. Alma was born September 15, 1933 to the late Arthur and Ruby Blow Sauls. She was married to the late James Curtis Lancaster, Sr. Alma was a loyal and active member of First Baptist Church in Pikeville. She was a retired seamstress and enjoyed...
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Ealie Susan Cannon

October 3, 1948 - January 11, 2014

Ealie Susan Cannon, 65, passed away on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at Wayne Memorial Hospital. Susan was born in Wayne County on October 3, 1948 to the late George Strickland, Jr. and Helen Smith Strickland. She was a member of Highest Praise Tabernacle in Princeton. The family will receive friends Thursday, January 16, 2014 from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. at Highest Praise Tabernacle followed by...
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Katherine Sutton Allen

March 29, 1941 - January 11, 2014

Katherine Sutton Allen passed away on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at her home. Katherine was born in Wayne County on March 29, 1941 to the late Rufus and Idell Sutton. She was married to the late Ricky Lee Allen who preceded her in death on January 22, 2005. Early in life, Katherine worked with Kemp Furniture and later worked with the Wayne County Livestock Association at the Wayne County...
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Josephine Tavzelj Dunn Bannon

January 20, 1922 - January 11, 2014

Josephine Tavzelj Dunn Bannon, 91, passed away on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at her home with her loving family by her side. Jo was born on January 20, 1922 (of Yugoslavian immigrants) in Pennsylvania. She was preceded in death by her parents Josef and Josefa Tavzelj, sister Francis Long, husband Kenneth Bannon, husband Thomas Dunn and son Glen Dunn. Jo is survived by her sisters, Alice...
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Aileen Coker Hamm

September 9, 1929 - January 10, 2014

Aileen Coker Hamm, 84, passed away on Friday, January 10, 2014 at Autumn Care of Nash in Nashville. Aileen was born in Wayne County on September 9, 1929 to the late Leon and Carma Holmes Coker. She was married to the late Robert Lee "Pete" Hamm. Aileen was a caring, loving parent and grandparent whose primary goal was the happiness and security of her family. Graveside services will be...
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Violet Rose Wallace

October 23, 1941 - January 10, 2014

Violet Rose "Pug" Wallace, 72, passed away on Friday, January 10, 2014 at Wayne Memorial Hospital surrounded by her family. Violet was born in Wayne County on October 23, 1941 to the late William and Lizzie Evans Pate. She was a member of Goldsboro Worship Center. Funeral services will be at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, January 13, 2014 at Goldsboro Worship Center with Rev. Danny Johnson...
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Linda Bennett Galloway

August 8, 1917 - January 9, 2014

Linda Bennett Galloway passed away Thursday, January 09, 2014, at Wayne Memorial Hospital surrounded by her family. Linda was born August 8, 1917 in Dixon, Kentucky, the daughter of the late Bonnie Fugate and Charles Wesley Bennett. She was a graduate of Stephens College, University of Illinois, University of Illinois Graduate Library School and Vanderbilt University. She was a member of...
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Dixie Ellis Smith

April 23, 1928 - January 8, 2014

Dixie Ellis Smith, 85, passed away Wednesday, January 8, 2014 at Kitty Askins Hospice Center surrounded by her family. Dixie was born in Lenoir County, NC on April 23, 1928 to the late Kirby Ellis and Elizabeth Faulkner Ellis. She was married to the late James Edward "Shine" Smith. Dixie was a member of Woods Grove Pentecostal Free Will Baptist Church. Funeral services will be Friday at 6...
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Georgia Mae Outlaw Jackson

June 5, 1918 - January 7, 2014

Georgia Mae Outlaw Jackson, 95, went to be with her Lord on Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at Kitty Askins Hospice Center surrounded by her family. Georgia was born in Wayne County on June 5, 1918, the daughter of the late Alice Virginia Outlaw Malpass and Francis Malpass of the Indian Springs Community. She was married for 51 years to the late Oscar Jackson. Georgia delivered newspapers for...
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Linda Millard Overbee

August 12, 1947 - January 6, 2014

Linda Millard Overbee, 66, died Monday, January 6, 2014 at Wayne Memorial Hospital surrounded by her family. Linda was born in Wayne County, NC on August 12, 1947 to the late Rufus Millard and Lou Esther Wood Millard. She was married to the late Jesse Worth Overbee. Linda had worked as a bookkeeper with McArthur Rentals and for many years, she and her husband owned and operated Overbee's...
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Alma Sauls Dale Cox

February 6, 1926 - January 5, 2014

Alma Sauls Dale Cox, 87, went to be with her Lord on Sunday, January 5, 2014 at the Brian Center. Alma was born in Wayne County on February 6, 1926 to the late Rudie and Flossie Taylor Sauls. She had worked with F.W. Woolworth for 44 years before retiring. Alma was a faithful member of Spring Hill Free Will Baptist Church, where she lead music and directed the choir. She was affectionally...
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John David Fritzinger, Jr.

June 20, 1943 - January 5, 2014

John David "J.D." Fritzinger, Jr, 70, passed away Sunday, January 5, 2014 at Wayne Memorial Hospital surrounded by his family. J.D. was born on June 20, 1943 to the late John David Fritzinger, Sr. and Dora Ellen Brock Fritzinger. He was retired from Firestone/Bridgeston in Wilson and enjoyed keeping score for baseball games at Eastern Wayne High School. A memorial service will be held at 6...
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Margaret Louise Bass Warren

March 19, 1923 - January 4, 2014

Margaret Louise Bass Warren, 90, passed away on Saturday, January 4, 2014 at Kitty Askins Hospice Center surrounded by her family. Margaret was born in Wilson County on March 19, 1923 to the late William Henry Bass and Lula Louise Thomlin Bass. She had worked with Borden Manufacturing Company for 32 years and was a member of the Ray of Hope Pentecostal Free Will Baptist Church. Margaret...
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Janet Flowers Davis

February 3, 1930 - January 4, 2014

Janet Flowers Davis, 83, went to be with her Lord on Saturday, January 4, 2014 at Kitty Askins Hospice Center surrounded by her family. A service to celebrate Janet's life will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at St. Joseph United Methodist Church with Rev. Rose Hicks, Rev. Bryan Huffman and Rev. Wayne Hicks officiating. Interment will follow in the Pikeville Cemetery. The...
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W. Wayne McFadden

August 27, 1934 - January 2, 2014

W. Wayne McFadden, 79, passed away on Thursday, January 2, 2014 at his home. Wayne was born in Elsinor, Missouri on August 27, 1934 to the late Richard and Mabel Kelley McFadden. He proudly served his country for 20 years in the United States Air Force. Following his military career, Wayne worked with the Washington D.C. Metro Transit until retirement. Wayne will forever be remembered for...
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