Our Obituaries

Lula Fail Littleton Carlson

October 20, 1918 - October 23, 2014

Lula Fail Littleton Carlson, 96 passed away on Wednesday, October 23, 2014 at Kitty Askins Hospice Center. Lula was born in Wayne County on October 20, 1918 to the late N.W. and Mary Wilkins Fail. She was married to the late O.P. Littleton and Arnhold Grant Carlson. Lula was a longtime member of First Presbyterian Church. She was devoted to her church and was involved in many activities...
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Edna Fleming Bottoms

October 27, 1930 - October 23, 2014

Edna Fleming Bottoms, 83, passed away on Thursday, October 23, 2014 at Woodard Care in Goldsboro. Edna was born in Wayne County on October 27, 1930 to the late James Roland Fleming, Sr. and Ora Maybelle Bryan Fleming. She was married to the late Carl Bottoms. Edna was a member of St. Joseph United Methodist Church. Graveside services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 25,...
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James Hunter Mercer

March 21, 1941 - October 22, 2014

James Hunter Mercer, after years of illness, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Wednesday, October 22, 2014 surrounded by his family and friends. James was born in Lenoir County on March 21, 1941 to the late James Henry and Annie Glenn Jones Mercer. He was a longtime truck and bus driver, as well as the owner and operator of JHM Leasing. James was the founder and the bass singer of the...
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Ava Louise Aldridge Hinson

March 24, 1947 - October 21, 2014

Ava Louise Aldridge Hinson, 67, passed away Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at Kitty Askins Center surrounded by her family. She was born on March 24, 1947 to the late Fred Alton Aldridge and Elizabeth "Betty" Mitchell Aldridge. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 25, 2014 in the chapel of Seymour Funeral Home with Rev. Ronnie Wise officiating. Burial will follow in...
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Barbara Davis Berkeley

June 28, 1932 - October 19, 2014

Barbara Jane Davis Berkeley, 82, passed away Sunday, October 19, 2014 at her home surrounded by her family. Barbara was born in Washington, DC on June 28, 1932, the daughter of Earl M. Davis and Eva Gilbert. She graduated from Sykesville, Maryland High School and from Maryland General Hospital School of Nursing where she met and later married her husband, Dr. Bruce Berkeley. Barbara and...
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R. Shelton Rhodes

September 23, 1923 - October 17, 2014

Shelton Rhodes, 91, passed away on Friday, October 17, 2014 at Kitty Askins Hospice Center surrounded by his family. Shelton was born in Onslow County on September 23, 1923 to the late Ashton Levi Rhodes and Lula Mae Cottle Rhodes. He retired from the Agriculture Marketing Service Tobacco Division of the United States Department of Agriculture. Shelton lived a life of dedication to his...
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Bessie Gray Newcomb Johnson

July 25, 1936 - October 16, 2014

Bessie "Grace" Newcomb Johnson passed away peacefully on Thursday, October 16, 2014 at Kitty Askins Hospice Center with her daughter and family by her side. A service celebrating Grace's life will be held on Saturday, October 18, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. in the chapel of Seymour Funeral Home with Rev. Michael L. Lewis officiating. Interment will be Sunday at 4:00 p.m. in the Princeton Cemetery. The...
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Carl Elmer Vaughan

February 6, 1923 - October 16, 2014

Carl Elmer Vaughan passed away peacefully at Kitty Askins Hospice Center on Thursday afternoon the 16th of October. Carl was born in Victoria, Virginia and was the son of the late Vernon Virginius and Ethel Bland Vaughan. Born in 1923 Carl grew up on a farm in Virginia during the Great Depression when every moment of work had to count as an accomplishment. That was a work ethic that Carl taught...
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Henry Curtis Rushton, Jr.

September 2, 1933 - October 14, 2014

Henry Curtis Rushton, Jr., 81, passed away suddenly on Tuesday, October 14, 2014 at Wayne Memorial Hospital. Henry was born in Saluda, South Carolina on September 2, 1933 to the late Henry Curtis Rushton, Sr. and Mattie Dora Freeland Rushton. He proudly served our country in the United States Navy and the United States Air Force, retiring after 20 years of service. Following his military...
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John Westley "Buck" Page

August 16, 1937 - October 14, 2014

John "Buck" Westley Page, 77, passed away on Tuesday evening at Kitty Askins Hospice Center surrounded by his loving family. Buck was born in Wayne County on August 16, 1937 to the late Claude and Mildred Evans Page. He retired from the City of Wilson and was a member of Liberty Pentecostal Holiness Church. The family will receive friends on Monday, October 20, 2014 from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m....
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Inez Sasser Nickens

April 17, 1914 - October 14, 2014

Inez Sasser Nickens, widow of Rev. Graham Nickens and daughter of the late Carl and Bertha H. Sasser, passed away on Tuesday, October 14, 2014 at Independence Village in Raleigh. She is survived by a son, Shelton Nickens and wife, Susan of University Park, MD; daughter, Tricia N. Willoughby and husband, Colon of Raleigh; grandchildren, Shannon N. Vetter, Hollis N. Simodynes, Jesse W. Nickens,...
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Warren Baker Henderson, Sr.

December 13, 1951 - October 14, 2014

Warren Baker Henderson, Sr., 62, passed away on Tuesday, October 14, 2014 at Wayne Memorial Hospital. He was born in Wake County on December 13, 1951 to Elizabeth Baker Henderson and the late Joe Kent Henderson. A native of Wendell, NC, Warren graduated from Vaden Whitley High School, and attended Radio Broadcasting School in Atlanta, Georgia. He loved radio, starting as a personality disc...
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Norma Jeanette Hauck Throm

April 3, 1921 - October 12, 2014

Norma Jeanette Hauck Throm, 93, passed away Sunday, October 12, 2014 at Wayne Memorial Hospital surrounded by her family. Norma was born in Buffalo, New York on April 3, 1921 to the late Martin Paul Hauck and Margaret Pauley Hauck. She was married to the late Norton Anthony Throm. Norma was a homemaker and a very devout Catholic. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 a.m. on...
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William Wesley Evans, Sr.

April 4, 1922 - October 11, 2014

William Wesley Evans, Sr., 92, passed away on Saturday, October 11, 2014 at his home surrounded by his family. Mr. Evans was born in Duplin County on April 4, 1922 to the late Benjamin Franklin Evans and Ella Mae Pate Evans. He retired from Cherry Hospital and proudly served his country in the United States Army during World War II. Graveside services will be held Thursday, October 16,...
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Caycee Lyn Smith

September 22, 1971 - October 10, 2014

Caycee Lyn Smith, 43, passed away suddenly on Friday, October 10, 2014 from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Caycee was born on September 22, 1971, in Fairfield California to Larry Snook and Claudia Harrell Williams. She was employed by Bridgestone-Firestone of Wilson. Caycee will be remembered for her unconditional love to her children, and a friend to all. Funeral Services...
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Carl Irvin "Dickie" Britt

October 7, 1946 - October 10, 2014

Carl Irvin "Dickie" Britt, 68, passed away on Friday, October 10, 2014 at Carolina East Medical Center in New Bern. Dickie was born in Greene County on October 7, 1946 to the late Carl and Geraldine Ginn Hill. He was married to the late Patricia Stancil Britt and was retired from Sales. Dickie was a rare treasure to his family and friends. He was loved by all who knew him and will be...
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Robert Ray Batts, Jr.

November 14, 1977 - October 9, 2014

Robert Ray"Robbie" Batts, Jr., 36, passed away suddenly on Thursday, October 9, 2014 at his home. Robbie was born in Wilson County on November 14, 1977 to Robert Ray Batts and Charlette C. Corbett. He was a graduate of Wilson-Beddingfield High School. Robbie owned and operated Digital Connex. Robbie was a very strong believer in Jesus Christ and felt that nothing was impossible when...
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Pearl Jones Herring

August 13, 1927 - October 9, 2014

Pearl Jones Herring, 87, passed away on Thursday, October, 9, 2014 at Willow Creek Nursing Home. Pearl was born in Johnston County on August 13, 1927 to the late William Thad and Nellie Warren Jones. She was married to the late Leon Curtis Herring. Pearl loved life and the life she had with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Graveside services will be held at 11:00 a.m....
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Carl Richard Reardon

December 28, 1935 - October 8, 2014

Carl Richard Reardon, 78, passed away on Wednesday, October 8, 2014 at his home. Carl was born in Buffalo, New York on December 28, 1935 to the late Richard Charles Reardon and Elizabeth Raymond Reardon. He was retired from the American Brass Company. The family will gather for a time of visitation on Sunday, October 12, 20014 from 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. at Seymour Funeral Home. Carl is...
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Christopher Riley Smith

April 15, 1995 - October 8, 2014

Christopher Riley Smith, 19, passed away suddenly on Wednesday, October 8, 2014. Riley was born in Wayne County on April 15, 1995 to Christopher Eugene Smith of Goldsboro and Chari Lee Smith of Florida. He was a graduate of Eastern Wayne High School and was currently working at Texas Roadhouse in Goldsboro. Those of us who knew Riley weep at our loss, laugh with our remembrances, and reflect...
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Mary Ruth Pate

September 2, 1921 - October 7, 2014

Mary Ruth Faulk Pate, 93, passed away Tuesday at Kitty Askins Hospice Center surrounded by her family. Ruth was born in Wayne County, NC on September 2, 1921 to the late William Henry Faulk and Sally Wood Faulk. She was married to the late Norwood Pate. Ruth attended Victory Free Will Baptist Church. She was a loving mother and grandmother and will be greatly missed. Funeral services...
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Cassie Woodard Hinson

December 15, 1928 - October 7, 2014

Cassie Woodard Hinson, 85, passed away on Tuesday, October 7, 2014 at Kitty Askins Hospice Center surrounded by her family. Cassie was born in Johnston County on December 15, 1928 to the late Carvie and Ava Summerlin Woodard. She was married to the late James Floyd Hinson. Cassie retired from O'Berry Center. Cassie was a longtime member of Black Jack Grove Original Free Will Baptist...
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Harry Cassious Cooke, Jr.

December 23, 1937 - October 6, 2014

Harry Cassious Cooke, Jr., 76, passed away on Monday at his home. Harry was born in Wayne County on December 23, 1937 to the late Harry Cassious Cooke, Sr. and Mary Louise Smith Cooke. He was a graduate of Mount Olive High School and attended Hampton Sydney College. Harry proudly served his country in the United States Army during 1959 – 1961 and retired from Cherry Hospital. He was a...
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Christine Byrd Daughtry

January 16, 1930 - October 5, 2014

Christine Byrd Daughtry, 84, passed away on Sunday, October 5, 2014 at Kitty Askins Hospice Center. Christine was born in Wayne County on January 16, 1930 to the late James O'Neal Byrd and Rosa Craddock Byrd. She was an extraordinary wife, mother and grandmother. During the first 25 years of her marriage, she was a homemaker and mother. In 1975, she received her realtor's license and sold...
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Emma Rowe Howell

October 8, 1918 - October 5, 2014

Early on Sunday morning, October 5, 2014, Emma Rowe Howell, 95, of Pikeville, moved to her Heavenly home, just three days before her 96th birthday. She was surrounded by her loving family singing hymns in her final moments as she crossed the River Jordan. Mrs. Howell was a godly woman who loved the Lord and her family with all of her heart and set an example for her children, grandchildren and...
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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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Curtis Allen Billingsley

September 20, 1930 - September 30, 2014

Curtis Allen Billingsley, 84, passed away suddenly on Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at Carteret General Hospital in Morehead City. Allen was born in Clanton, Alabama on September 20, 1930 to the late William Curtis Billingsley and Martha Martin Billingsley. He proudly served his country in the United States Air Force retiring in 1972 as a Master Sergeant after 20 years of service. Following...
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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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