Our Obituaries

Margaret Maude Peacock

September 13, 1921 - December 18, 2014

Margaret Maude Peacock, 93, passed away on Thursday, December 18, 2014 at her home. Margaret was born in Wayne County on September 13, 1921 to the late Walter Lee and Mattie Russell Peacock. She attended Greensboro College and had worked with the Wayne County Register of Deeds office for 42 years and proudly held the office of Register of Deeds for Wayne County from 1972 - 1988. Margaret, an...
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Sherry Hooper Chadwick

March 11, 1938 - December 17, 2014

Sherry Hooper Chadwick, 76, passed away Wednesday at Carteret General Hospital. Sherry was born in Texas on March 11, 1938 to the late Elbert E. Hooper and Irene Williams Hooper. She was married to the late Jesse Owen Chadwick. Sherry was a brush stroke instructor with Duncan Enterprises where they called her their "ambassador". For many years, she taught ceramics and would share her...
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Michael Paul Sasser

February 18, 1976 - December 16, 2014

Michael Paul Sasser, 38, passed away suddenly on Tuesday, December 16, 2014 at his home. Michael was born in Wayne County on February 18, 1976 to Ruby Carol Sasser of Goldsboro. The family will receive friends Saturday, December 20, 2014 from 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. at Seymour Funeral Home followed by a graveside service at 11:30 a.m. at Pineview Cemetery in Seven Springs with Rev. John Carter...
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Donna Leigh Morris

October 6, 1954 - December 15, 2014

Donna Leigh Morris, 60, passed away on Monday, December 15, 2014 from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Donna was born in Macon, Georgia on October 6, 1954 to Marion Dale Sprinkle of Lizella, GA and the late Louise Wesley Rittenberry Sprinkle. She was married to the late Anthony Edward Morris, who served as a detective with the Wayne County Sheriff's Office. Donna retired from...
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Krista Warren Foil

March 29, 1981 - December 15, 2014

Krista Warren Foil, 33, passed away suddenly on Monday, December 15, 2014 from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Krista was born in Wayne County on March 29, 1981 to Jerry and Bonnie Lou Turnage Warren of Goldsboro. She 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...
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Barbara Joynes Twine

September 5, 1926 - December 11, 2014

Barbara Joynes Twine, 88, died peacefully at her home in The Sterling House in Goldsboro, North Carolina on December 11, 2014. She was born on September 5, 1926, in Norfolk, Virginia, to Blanche Armstrong and Dallas Brooke Joynes. She graduated there from Granby High School in 1945 and attended Madison College. Her husband James Malbon Twine preceded her in death in 1984. She was an avid...
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Charles Lynwood Mercer

June 25, 1949 - December 10, 2014

Charles Lynwood Mercer, 65, passed away on Wednesday, December 10, 2014 at his home surrounded by his family. Charles was born in Lenoir County on June 25, 1949 to the late James Monroe Mercer and Sarah Davis Bass. He was married to the late Teresa Gurley Mercer. Charles worked as a Certified Public Accountant with Norborne G. Smith, Jr. for many years. Following his retirement, Charles...
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Lacie Dawn Barrow

September 8, 2010 - December 10, 2014

Lacie went to her heavenly home on Wednesday, December 10, 2014 to walk hand in hand with our Lord and Savior. This sweet little girl was brought into our lives on September 8, 2010 and placed by God in the loving hands of her parents Sara Dawn Davis and Brandon Scott Barrow of Goldsboro. She has been a constant source of joy. Lacie was a very special child born with Cockayne Syndrome. A...
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Annie Haddock Butts

September 13, 1926 - December 9, 2014

Annie Haddock Butts, 88, went to be with her Lord on Tuesday, December 9, 2014 at Kitty Askins Hospice Center surrounded by her loving family. Annie was born in Lenoir County on September 13, 1926 to the late Charles Christopher Haddock and Inez Grant Haddock. She was married to the late Elvin Ray Butts. Annie attended Woods Grove Pentecostal Free Will Baptist Church. She was employed for...
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Elizabeth Mitchell Walters

August 14, 1924 - December 6, 2014

Elizabeth Walters, 90, of Rosewood, passed away Saturday, December 6, 2014 at her home surrounded by her family. She was born Annie Elizabeth Mitchell on August 14, 1924, in Rosewood, to the late Leland and Olivia Perkins Mitchell. Mrs. Walters was the wife of Earl Walters for 73.5 years. Elizabeth attended Rosewood School and worked for various restaurants around Wayne County, including...
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Norman Allen Melton, Sr.

October 2, 1932 - December 4, 2014

Norman Allen "Candy Man" Melton, Sr., 82, passed away on Thursday, December 4, 2014 at the home of his daughter in Pikeville. Norman was born in Duval County, Florida on October 2, 1932 to the late Claude and Nettie Moore Melton. He was married to the late Dorcas Besch Melton who preceded him in death on April 8, 2006. Norman faithfully served his country in the United States Air Force and...
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Cathy Jo Mayo

June 27, 1954 - December 4, 2014

Cathy Jo Mayo, 60, passed away on Thursday, December 4, 2014 at her home surrounded by her family. Cathy Jo was born in Glenville, West Virginia on June 27, 1954 to Josephine Joyce Forney Sims and the late Jesse Leroy Sims. At her request, no formal service will be held. Cathy Jo is survived by her husband, Bobby Ray Mayo; children, Rhonda Grant and husband Sidney, Jason Martin and wife...
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Arthur Ray Kornegay

January 1, 1950 - December 3, 2014

Arthur Ray Kornegay "Art", 64, passed away on Wednesday, December 3, 2014 at his home surrounded by his family. Arthur was born in Wayne County on January 1, 1950 to the late Gump and Lillie Holloman Kornegay. He had worked with Cooper Standard in Goldsboro. Arthur was a man of many talents from being passionate about fishing, racing go carts to work on any type of car. Arthur attended...
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Gary Michael Overman

November 25, 1950 - December 2, 2014

Gary Michael "Mike" Overman, 64, passed away on Tuesday, December 2, 2014 at Wayne Memorial Hospital. Mike was born in Wayne County on November 25, 1950 to the late Raymond Wilson Overman and Katherine Moore Overman. He had worked as a project manager for Wayne Memorial Hospital. Mike was a member of the Goldsboro Elks Lodge #139 B.P.O.E and the Sugarfoot Shag Club. He had a wonderful sense...
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Julian Jackson Anderson

July 7, 1930 - December 2, 2014

Julian Jackson 'Jack' Anderson, 84, passed away Tuesday at the Brian Center surrounded by his family. Jack was born in Wayne County, NC on July 7, 1930 to the late Lee Anderson and Mae Belle Howell Anderson. He was retired from E. I. DuPont and was a member of Wayne Masonic Lodge 112 A.F. & A.M. Funeral services will be held Thursday, December 4, 2014 at 7:00 PM in the chapel of Seymour...
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Patsy Rodden Waller

September 28, 1938 - November 28, 2014

Patsy Ann Rodden Waller, 76, passed away on Friday, November 28, 2014 at Wayne Memorial Hospital. A service celebrating Pat's life will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, December 1, 2014 at St. Luke United Methodist Church with Rev. Adam Seate officiating. The family will receive friends Monday following the service in the fellowship hall and other times at her home. Pat was born in...
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Donald Bennett Strickland

February 25, 1931 - November 26, 2014

Col. Donald Bennett Strickland, Retired U.S.A.F, 83, passed away on Wednesday, November 26, 2014 at Wayne Memorial Hospital. Donald was born in Rich Square on February 25, 1931 to the late Vernon D. and Effie Baugham Strickland. He was married to the love of his life, Evelyn Miller Strickland, who preceded him in death on January 8, 2006. Donald was a graduate of Duke University and the...
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Maria A. Leacott

March 3, 1933 - November 25, 2014

Her beautiful spirit has gone to join the Lord. She passed suddenly at her home. She will be missed by family and dear friends. Born in Wurzburg, Germany to the late Ludwig and Adelheide Schneider, she arrived in the United States at the age of 19. Proudly became a citizen. Married her soul mate, Donald H. Leacott in 1956. A founding member of the International Wives Club at Seymour...
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John Anthony Ferguson, Sr.

September 21, 1940 - November 23, 2014

John Anthony Ferguson passed away on November 23 at 3:29 pm at the Kitty Askins Hospice Center in Goldsboro, NC. He was surrounded by his family, friends, and his church pastor. John was born and raised in East Brooklyn, NY. He served in the US Air Force and spent three years in Germany driving a fuel tanker. After leaving the military, John was a bayman on the Great South Bay while also working...
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Tamatha Gurley Belom

June 24, 1967 - November 22, 2014

Tamatha Gurley Belom, 47, passed away on Saturday, November 22, 2014 at Kitty Askins Hospice Center. Tamatha was born in Wilson County on June 24, 1967 to K.C. and Margaret Gurley of Fremont. She was a 1985 graduate of C.B. Aycock High School. Graveside services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, November 25, 2014 in Pikeville Cemetery with Allen Aycock presiding. The family will...
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Grover Floyd Hood

February 8, 1933 - November 21, 2014

Grover Floyd Hood, 81, passed away suddenly Friday afternoon at Wayne Memorial Hospital surrounded by his loving family. Floyd was born in Wayne County on February 8, 1933 to the late Durwood Rose Hood and the late Eloise Wolfe Hood. Floyd lived a life of dedication to his family and friends, and to his community. He served his community in many ways from volunteering on the Grantham Fire...
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Peggy Peele Walston

July 11, 1933 - November 20, 2014

Peggy Peele Walston, 81, passed away suddenly on Thursday, November 20, 2014 at her home. Peggy was born in Wayne County on July 11, 1933 to the late Randle and Eula Davis Peele. She was married to the late David Garlon "Shine" Walston, Sr. Her life was filled with humility, kindness and a love for others that she displayed every time she smiled. She dedicated her life to serving her family...
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Keith Cargon Horne

September 10, 1939 - November 19, 2014

Keith Cargon Horne, 75, passed away suddenly on November 19, 2014 at his home. Keith was born in Wayne County on September 10, 1939 in Wayne County to the late Eldridge and Mary Ginn Horne. He was a graduate of Pikeville High School and Wayne Community College. Keith then attended Atlantic Christian College, and East Carolina University where he received his master's degree in education. He...
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Arlene Grantham Davis

May 12, 1933 - November 16, 2014

Arlene Grantham Davis, 81, passed away on Sunday, November 16, 2014 at Kitty Askins Hospice Center surrounded by her family. Arlene was born in Wayne County on May 12, 1933 to the late Raymond and Lyda Sasser Grantham. She was married to the late Lloyd Lemuel "Tunk" Davis. Arlene taught second grade at Rosewood Elementary School for 33 years where she impacted the lives of many students at...
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Kristina Crosby Ham

May 5, 1964 - November 15, 2014

Kris Crosby Ham, 50, of Goldsboro, NC passed away on November 15, 2014. Kris was born in Okinawa, Japan on May 5, 1964 to Joseph Crosby of Amesbury, MA and Cawanua Adcock Crosby Keeling of Raleigh, NC. Kris was a 1983 graduate of Southern Wayne High School. She was formerly employed with the Wayne County Public School system. Kris had a larger than life personality. She loved arts and...
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Sandra Stewart Bruns

January 16, 1939 - November 13, 2014

Sandra Louise Bruns, 75, passed away on Thursday, November 13, 2014 at Kitty Askins Hospice Center surrounded by her family. Sandra was born in Toledo, Ohio on January 16, 1939 to the late Robert R. and Edna Mitchell Stewart. She was married to the late Robert "Bob" Bruns. Sandra served as the Nursing Supervisor at Wayne Memorial Hospital retiring in 2004 after 27 years of service. She was...
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David Handley Pate

June 1, 1983 - November 12, 2014

David Handley Pate, 31, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at the University of North Carolina Hospital at Chapel Hill surrounded by his family. David was born in Wayne County on June 1, 1983 to Handley F. Pate, Jr. and Mary Batten Pate of Pikeville. He was a very strong believer in Jesus Christ and felt that nothing was impossible when you place your trust in...
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James Linwood Sasser

January 7, 1930 - November 12, 2014

James Linwood Sasser, 84, left this world to be with Jesus Wednesday morning at Kitty Askins Hospice Center surrounded by his family. James was a beloved husband, father, grandfather and friend whose love for life and others was apparent to all who met him. James was born in Wayne County on January 7, 1930 to the late Benjamin Preston Sasser and Lela Frances Sutton Sasser. He began his...
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Louis Rhodes Boyd, Jr.

November 23, 1931 - November 9, 2014

Louis Rhodes Boyd, Jr., 82, passed away on Sunday, November 9, 2014 at Willow Creek Nursing Home. Mr. Boyd was born in Syracuse, New York on November 23, 1931 to the late Louis Rhodes Boyd, Sr. and Lillian Grace Cinnamon Boyd. He lived his dream proudly serving as a B-52 gunner in the United States Air Force. Mr. Boyd will always be remembered for his patriotism. He protected his country...
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Beulah L. Adams

March 25, 1933 - November 9, 2014

Beulah L. Adams, 81, passed away on Sunday, November 9, 2014 at Wayne Memorial Hospital. Beulah was born in Waterloo, New York on March 25, 1933 to the late Roy and Violet Monterville. For many years, Beulah owned and operated a hairstyling salon at her home. Through the years with her family and many friends she had a patient, caring, understanding and open mind, found wonderful...
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Joan Crumpler Joyner

May 4, 1931 - November 8, 2014

Joan Crumpler Joyner , 83, of Crystal River, Florida, passed away on Saturday, November 8, 2014 at Citrus Memorial Hospital. Joan was born in Wayne County on May 4, 1931 to the late Joseph E. and Mildred May Crumpler. She was married to the late Perry D. Joyner, Jr. Graveside services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 15, 2014 at Evergreen Memorial Cemetery. Joan is...
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Horace Eugene Gurley

July 15, 1934 - November 8, 2014

Horace Eugene Gurley, 80, passed away on Saturday, November 8, 2014 at Harborview Nursing Home in Texas. Horace was born in Wayne County on July 15, 1934 to the late John Henry and Margaret Smith Gurley. He retired from Pate-Dawson Company in Goldsboro after 50 years of service. Horace was a member of Woods Grove Pentecostal Free Will Baptist Church. Graveside services were held on...
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Robert Earl Grant, Sr.

January 7, 1946 - November 8, 2014

Robert Earl Grant Sr., 68, passed away on Saturday, November 8, 2014 at UNC Hospital in Chapel Hill. Robert was born in Greene County on Jan 7, 1946 to the late Richard and Margaret Belcher Grant. Robert was a graduate of North Carolina State University. He served his country in the United States Army National Guard where he retired as a Lieutenant Colonel. Robert was the owner and operator of...
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Hayward James Godwin

September 24, 1930 - November 8, 2014

Hayward James Godwin, 84, passed away on Saturday, November 8, 2014 at Kitty Askins Hospice Center. Hayward was born in Taylor County, West Virginia, on September 24, 1930 to the late James Ulysses and Anna Shaffer Godwin. Hayward proudly served his country in the United States Air Force and retired as a Tech Sergeant. Hayward served during the time of both Vietnam War, and the Korean War....
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Bobby Daniel Lupton

December 21, 1935 - November 5, 2014

Bobby Daniel Lupton, 78, passed away on Wednesday, November 5, 2014 at his home. Graveside services will be held on Saturday, November 15, 2014 at Pineview Cemetery. The family will greet friends following the service at the cemetery. Online condolences may be sent to www.seymourfuneralhome.com.
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Ester Baker Finch

November 22, 1925 - November 5, 2014

Ester Baker Finch, 88, passed away early Wednesday morning at the Brian Center. Ester was born in Duplin County on November 22, 1925 to the late Jacob F. and Alice Tucker Baker. She was married to the late Donald Charles Finch. Ester was a member of Adamsville Baptist Church. Funeral services will be held Monday, November 10, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at Adamsville Baptist Church. Interment...
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Timothy Joe Farmer

December 16, 1961 - November 4, 2014

Timmy Farmer, 52, formerly of Pikeville, passed away on Tuesday, November 4, 2014 in Phoenix, Arizona. Timmy was born in Wayne County on December 16, 1961 to Frances Tyner Hinnant and Jake Farmer. He proudly served his country in the United States Air Force. In addition to his parents, Timmy is survived by his daughter, Mitzi Farmer and husband Josh Brandon of Goldsboro; son, Joe Farmer...
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Rowena Middleton Hulse

January 8, 1918 - November 4, 2014

Rowena Middleton Hulse, 96, passed away on Tuesday, November 4, 2014 at Kitty Askins Hospice Center. Rowena was born in Camilla, Georgia on January 8, 1918 to the late John Wesley and Donia Ward Middleton. She was married to the late Herbert Bruce Hulse, Sr. Rowena studied at the Chicago Conservatory of Music. Rowena was a longtime member of St. Stephen's Episcopal Church in Goldsboro. She...
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Ruth Outland Parrish

January 28, 1925 - November 3, 2014

Ruth Outland Parrish, 89, went to be with her Lord on Monday, November 3, 2014 at Kitty Askins Hospice Center. Ruth was born in Johnston County on January 28, 1925 to the late James Milton Outland and Isabell Little Outland. She was married to the late Henry Herbert Parrish, Sr. Ruth's life was filled with humility, kindness and a love for others that she displayed every time she smiled. ...
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Evelyn Mary Louise Jones

May 5, 1923 - November 3, 2014

Evelyn Mary Louise Jones, 91, passed away on Monday, November 3, 2014 at First Health Hospice House in West End surrounded by her family. Evelyn was born in Albany, Australia on May 5, 1923 to the late Robert and Evelyn Dorothea Kleemann Jones. She was married to the late Henry Brogden Jones. Evelyn loved St. Francis Episcopal Church and St. Paul's in the Pines Episcopal Church and was a...
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Athia White Parrish

June 21, 1923 - November 3, 2014

Athia White Parrish, 91, passed away on Monday, November 3, 2014 at the Brian Center. Athia was born in Johnston County on June 21, 1923 to the late Charles S. White and Mary Alma Creech White. She was married to the late Ernest D. Parrish. Athia retired from Borden Manufacturing Company and was a former member of Clingman Street Church of God. Graveside services will be held at 1:00 p.m....
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Helen Marie Sykes

June 24, 1929 - November 1, 2014

Helen Marie Pollock Sykes, 85, passed away on Saturday, November 1, 2014 at the Brian Center. Mrs. Sykes was born in Wayne County on June 24, 1929 to the late Willie Leroy Pollock and Unity Mae Hill Pollock. She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard Harvey Sykes, on September 9, 2001. Mrs. Sykes was retired from Kemp Furniture and was a former member of Mount Olive Free Will Baptist...
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Lonnie Martin Champlin, Jr.

August 2, 1935 - October 29, 2014

Lonnie Martin Champlin, Jr., 79, passed away Wednesday morning at Wayne Memorial Hospital surrounded by his family. Lonnie was born in Concordia Parish, Louisiana on August 2, 1935 to the late Lonnie M. Champlin and Maudell Pecanty Champlin. He retired as an electrician with E. I. Dupont after 21 years of service. Lonnie was a member of Walker Memorial United Methodist Church and proudly...
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Frank Stanton Farr, Jr.

September 26, 1929 - October 28, 2014

For I am now ready to be offered, and the time of my departure is at hand. I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith: Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me that day; and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing. II Timothy 4:6-8 Frank Stanton Farr, Jr., 85,...
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Leona Potter Smith

October 14, 1924 - October 28, 2014

Leona Potter Smith, 90, passed away on Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at the Brian Center in Goldsboro. Leona was born in Lenoir County on October 14, 1924 to the late John Ira Potter and Queenie Cavenaugh Potter. She was the youngest of seven children and the last living survivor. Leona was married to her beloved husband, B.O. "Pap" Smith for 52 years. She will be remembered for her...
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John Roman Branski

December 10, 1922 - October 27, 2014

John Roman Branski, 91, passed away on Monday, October 27, 2014 at the Brian Center in Goldsboro. John was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on December 10, 1922 to the late John and Elizabeth Zalewski Branski. He was married to the late Martha Victoria Bartlett Branski. John proudly served his country in the United States Army during World War II. The family will receive friends Friday,...
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Irene Marie Leonard Lamberth

July 20, 1934 - October 27, 2014

Irene Marie Leonard Lamberth, 80, passed away on Monday at Somerset Court in Goldsboro. For over 34 years, Marie was a dedicated employee of Guardian Care Nursing Home. Marie 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 husband, Joseph Winslow Lamberth, and was happiest when...
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Hubert Avery Davis, Jr.

November 23, 1934 - October 27, 2014

Hubert Avery Davis, 79, passed away on Monday, October 27, 2014 at Kitty Askins Hospice Center surrounded by his family. Avery was born in Duplin County on November 23, 1934 to the late Hubert Avery Davis and Lois Spence Davis. He worked as an electrical contractor with Live Wire Electric Company, retiring after 37 years of service. Avery was a true sportsman, most comfortable outdoors. He...
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Nancy Broussard Edmundson

May 5, 1933 - October 26, 2014

Nancy Broussard Edmundson, 81, passed away on Sunday, October 26, 2014 at Wayne Memorial Hospital. Nancy was born in New Orleans, Louisiana on May 5, 1933 to the late Jerome Thomas and Tommye Griffis Broussard. She attended Duke University and graduated from Atlantic Christian College. After completing her bachelor's degree in Education, Nancy became a beloved teacher with Wayne County...
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Harvey Lester Hill

April 10, 1925 - October 26, 2014

Harvey Lester Hill, 89, passed away on Sunday morning at Willow Creek Nursing Home and Rehab surrounded by his loving family. Harvey was born in Surry County on April 10, 1925 to the late John and Callie Watson Hill. He retired from Cherry Hospital. Harvey proudly served his country in the United States Army during World War II. A graveside service of remembrance will be held on Thursday,...
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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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