Our Obituaries

Charles Allen "Al" Wallace II

February 1, 1929 - February 3, 2015

Charles "Al" Allen Wallace II, 86, passed away on Tuesday, February 3, 2015 at Wayne Memorial Hospital surrounded by his family. Al was born in Talbot County, Maryland on February 1, 1929 to the late James Avery Wallace Sr. and Dorothy Collins Wallace. He proudly served his country in the United States Coast Guard. Al was a member of St. Paul United Methodist Church. Following his military...
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Sallye Tilton Anderson

July 10, 1926 - February 2, 2015

Sallye Tilton Anderson, 88, passed away early Monday morning at her home. Sallye was born in Wayne County on July 10, 1926 to the late George Calvin Tilton and Mary Willoughby Tilton. She was a charter member of Northview Baptist Church where she faithfully served as a Sunday school teacher and as president of the Christian Woman's Fellowship. For over 30 years, Sallye was instrumental in...
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Bobby Allen Brock, Jr.

April 12, 1956 - January 30, 2015

Bobby Allen Brock, Jr., 58, passed away Friday at Wayne Memorial Hospital surrounded by his family. Bobby was born in Wayne County, NC on April 12, 1956 to Bobby Allen Brock, Sr. and the late Carolyn Ellis Munn. Bobby was currently employed with Edwards Truck Service and was retired as an insurance agent with Old American Insurance Company. He was an avid Duke Blue Devils fan and also loved...
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Margaret Scott Waters

February 22, 1914 - January 26, 2015

Margaret Scott Waters, 100, a resident of the Pines, passed away on Monday, January 26, 2015. Margaret was born in Wayne County on February 22, 1914 to the late William L. and Fannie Blackman Scott. She was a charter member of St. Luke United Methodist Church in Goldsboro. Margaret lived a life of dedication to her family, friends and Goldsboro community. She was a volunteer throughout her...
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Mary England Bowers Turner

July 25, 1926 - January 24, 2015

Mary Turner, was called home on Saturday to the loving arms of Jesus Christ her Lord. Mary was born in Royston, GA to the late Dr. Emory Noah Bowers and Ruby Lloyd Bowers. She was a member of Falling Creek Baptist Church where she had served as an officer in her Sunday school class. Mary received an associate's degree from Georgia State College for Women in Milledgeville, GA and was employed...
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Frances Warren Dunn

September 30, 1930 - January 23, 2015

Frances Warren Dunn, 84, passed away on Friday, January 23, 2015 at Willow Creek Nursing Home. She was born in Sampson County on September 30, 1930 to the late Malcomb and Margaret Wilson Warren. Frances was married to the late James Albert Dunn. Graveside services will be held on Monday, January 26, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. in the Warren Family Cemetery in Newton Grove. The family will greet...
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James Norman "Jim" Childs, Jr.

April 28, 1943 - January 23, 2015

CMSgt. James Norman "Jim" Childs, Jr., Retired U.S.A.F., 71, passed away on Friday, January 23, 2015 at his home surrounded by his family. Jim was born in Baltimore, Maryland on April 28, 1943 to the late James Norman Childs, Sr. and Mary Evelyn Hayes Childs. He proudly served his country in the United States Air Force for 30 years and 9 days and retired in 1992 as a Chief Master Sergeant. ...
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Emmett Shelton Neal

February 7, 1942 - January 23, 2015

Emmett Shelton Neal, 72, passed away on Friday, January 23, 2015 at Wayne Memorial Hospital. Shelton was born in Wayne County on February 7, 1942 to the late William Emmitt Neal and Bessie Hollowell Neal. He retired from General Electric after 34 years of service. Graveside services will be held on Sunday, January 25, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. in Wayne Memorial Park with Rev. Larry Daniels...
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Michael Hugh Hinnant

July 9, 1947 - January 23, 2015

Michael Hugh Hinnant, 67, passed away early Friday morning at Wayne Memorial Hospital. Michael was born in Wayne County on July 9, 1947 to the late Hugh and Hilda Pate Hinnant. He was a longtime member of Salem United Methodist Church in Goldsboro. Michael was devoted to his church, served as the choir director for 40 years, served as the director of the Salem JOY Club and was involved in...
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Frank E. Raper

December 12, 1932 - January 22, 2015

Frank E. Raper, 82, passed away on Thursday, January 22, 2015 at Wayne Memorial Hospital surrounded by his family. The Raper Family will receive friends Sunday, January 25, 2015 from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Goldsboro followed by a service celebrating Frank's life at 3:00 p.m. in the sanctuary with Dr. Glenn Phillips officiating. Frank was born in Wilson County on...
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Su Kim Quang

June 25, 1935 - January 20, 2015

A Service Celebrating the life of Su Kim Quang will be held on Monday, January 26, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. in the chapel of Seymour Funeral Home with Deacon Webster James officiating. The family will receive friends immediately following the funeral service. The Interment will be held on Tuesday, January 27, 2014 at Rowen Memorial Park in Salisbury.
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Dora Carlisle Hare

May 2, 1925 - January 16, 2015

Dora Carlisle Hare, age 89, went to be with her Savior on Friday evening, January 16. Her passing was sudden and unexpected. She was born on May 2, 1925, in Greene County, NC, to the late Walter Charles Carlisle and Minnie Lee Taylor Carlisle. She attended elementary school in Greene County and graduated from New Hope High School in 1942. She worked at J. C. Penney and later retired as a State...
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Martha Keenan Lawhorne

February 9, 1941 - January 16, 2015

Martha Keenan Lawhorne, 73, passed away, January 16, 2015 at her home surrounded by her family. Martha was born in Stafford, Connecticut on February 9, 1941 to the late Edward and Martha Keenan. She proudly served her country in the United States Marine Core. Martha was a beautiful person whose loving spirit and ever present smile radiated the joy she experienced in living every day of her...
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Linda Peele Fields

January 13, 1946 - January 12, 2015

Linda Peele Fields, 68, passed away on Monday at Wayne Memorial Hospital. Linda was born in Wayne County on January 13, 1946 to Marie Potter Peele of Goldsboro and the late Durwood Jackson Peele. She had worked as a manager of the Handy Mart on Highway 13 North for many years. The family will receive friends from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. on Friday, January 16, 2015 at Seymour Funeral Home...
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Joe Nathan Broadhead

August 4, 1933 - January 11, 2015

Joe Nathan Broadhead, 81, passed away from injuries received in an auto accident. Visitation will be held Tuesday, January 13, 2015 at Seymour Funeral Home from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Viewing will also be on Wednesday, January 14, 2015 from 10:00- 10:45 a.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 1000 Eleventh Street, Goldsboro with the funeral at 11:00 a.m. at the church. The burial...
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William Horace Hood

February 10, 1919 - January 9, 2015

William Horace Hood, 95, passed away early this morning at Kitty Askins Hospice Center surrounded by his family. Horace was born on February 10, 1919 on the family farm in the Grantham township of Wayne County, N.C. to the late Grover and Emma Rose Hood. He is survived by his wife of 76 years, Edna Parker Hood; three sons, Philip (Fran), Ted (Doris), Mark (Joyce) Hood, and one Daughter...
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Mary Lancaster Mitchell

August 28, 1927 - January 8, 2015

Mary Lancaster Mitchell, passed away Thursday at Kitty Askins Hospice Center. A native of Greene County, she was the daughter of the late Carl and Etta Lancaster. A private family service will be held at Wayne Memorial Park. Surviving is her husband, Denver Mitchell; daughters, Marilyn Jo Mitchell Johnson and husband Don of Charlotte and Marsha Hamilton and husband Rufus of Goldsboro; son,...
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Albert Ernest "Al" Greene

February 3, 1937 - January 5, 2015

Albert "Al" Ernest Greene, 77, passed away Monday at Kitty Askins Hospice Center surrounded by his loving family. Al was born in Whitinsville, Massachusetts on February 3, 1937 to the late Albert Theodore Greene and Hazel Burroughs Greene. He loved and served the people of Wayne County for many years. Al was retired as the Chief of the Pikeville Police Department and as a special Deputy of...
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Sanford Hascott Ham, Jr.

September 9, 1956 - January 5, 2015

Sanford "Scott" Hascott Ham, Jr., 58, passed away on Monday, January 5, 2015 at Wayne Memorial Hospital surrounded by his family. Scott was born in Wayne County on September 9, 1956 to Bettie Dunn Jeannett Ham and the late Sanford Hascott Ham, Sr. He was employed as a mechanic with the Wayne County Public School System. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, January 8, 2015 at 1:00 p.m...
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Mike Thomas Jones

August 14, 1966 - January 4, 2015

Mike Thomas Jones, 48, died Sunday at his residence. Mike was born in Wayne County, NC on August 14, 1966 to Grace Ginn Jones and the late Stewart Newton Jones. Graveside services will be Wednesday at 11:00 AM at Willow Dale Cemetery. The family will receive friends following the service. Mike is also survived by his brother, Emmitt H. Hare, Jr. and wife Angela and their daughter Mary. ...
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Francis Bolton "Frank" Fredere, Jr.

February 1, 1932 - January 2, 2015

Francis Bolton "Frank" Fredere, Jr., 82, passed away on Friday, January 2, 2015 at Wayne Memorial Hospital surrounded by his family. Frank was born in Georgia on February 1, 1932 to the late Francis Bolton Fredere, Sr. and Mary Horton Fredere. He was married to the late Geri Fore Fredere. Frank retired from hospitality management and had served his country in the United States Army. He was...
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Virginia Thornton Lancaster

September 11, 1929 - January 1, 2015

Virginia Thornton Lancaster, 85, passed away on Thursday, January 1, 2015 at Kitty Askins Hospice Center surrounded by her family. Virginia was born in Wayne County on September 11, 1929 to the late Jessie and Maggie Jones Thornton. She was married to the late Wayne Daniel Lancaster. Virginia had worked for 43 years with Borden Manufacturing Company. A service celebrating Virginia's life...
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Annie Mae Condon

November 9, 1944 - December 31, 2014

Annie Mae Condon, 70, passed away on Wednesday, December 31, 2014 at Wayne Memorial Hospital. Annie was born in Wayne County on November 9, 1944 to the late Jesse and Georgie Potter Mitchell. She was married to the late Jack Melvin Smith, Charles H. Grice and John J. Condon, Jr. The family will receive friends on Monday, January 5, 2015 from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. at Seymour Funeral Home...
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Danny Glenn Pearce, Jr.

September 16, 1978 - December 30, 2014

Danny Glenn Pearce, Jr., 36, passed away suddenly on Tuesday, December 30, 2014 from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Danny was born in Wayne County on September 16, 1978 to Gail Parks Fields of LaGrange and the late Danny Glenn Pearce. He worked on the farm of Gary Martin in the Rosewood Community and was a graduate of Pathway Christian Academy. Danny was a true sportsman, most...
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Robert Jerrell Malpass

January 29, 1929 - December 30, 2014

Robert Jerrell Malpass, 85, passed away on Tuesday afternoon at Wayne Memorial Hospital surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Wayne County, NC on January 29, 1929 to the late Robert Bruce and Reba Gates Malpass. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Carol Geist Malpass. Bob was a member of First Baptist Church. He also served his country in the United States Army. In addition...
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Linwood Earl Summerlin

April 7, 1920 - December 28, 2014

Linwood Earl Summerlin, 94, passed away on Sunday, December 28, 2014 at Kitty Askins Hospice Center surrounded by his family. Linwood Earl was born in Wayne County on April 7, 1920 to the late John D Summerlin and Lillian Hinnant Summerlin Vann. He was married to the late Annie Gold Deans Summerlin. Linwood Earl worked as a merchant and real estate developer in Goldsboro for many years. He...
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Joseph Barnabaus "J.B." Johnson

March 20, 1940 - December 27, 2014

Joseph Barnabaus (J.B.) Johnson, 74, of Goldsboro, passed away on Saturday, December 27, 2014, at Rex Hospital in Raleigh after an extended illness surrounded by his family. He was a graduate of Rosewood High School and served proudly in the United State Marine Corps for 22 years. He was the son of the late Luther and Sophie Johnson as well as the brother of the late Edward Preston Johnson. ...
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Annie Mae Etheridge

July 23, 1939 - December 26, 2014

Annie Mae Etheridge, 75, passed away on Friday, December 26, 2014 at her home surrounded by her family. Annie was born with Cerebral Palsy on July 23, 1939 to the late Wiley Wilbur Etheridge and Christine Etheridge Graham. She was a member of Madison Avenue Baptist Church. Annie will be remembered by many for the love she would express to others through the cards that she made to remember...
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Keith Ramos Cooper

March 16, 1983 - December 24, 2014

Keith Ramos Cooper, also known as John John, was born March 16, 1983 and entered into eternal rest on December 24, 2014 at Vidant Medical Center in Greenville, NC. He graduated from Eastern Wayne High School and attended East Carolina University in Greenville, NC. He was employed as a Manager for many years with GameStop in Greenville, North Carolina. The family will receive friends Sunday,...
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Randall Alan Davis

August 14, 1954 - December 22, 2014

Randall Alan Davis, 60, passed away on Monday, December 22, 2014 at his home surrounded by his family. Randall was born in Jacksonville, NC on August 14, 1954 to the late Kenneth Earl and Geraldine Hill Davis. He served his country as a Seaman with the United States Navy. Randall was a member of the Disabled American Veterans. Graveside services will be held on Wednesday, December 24,...
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John Holmes Aycock

September 28, 1929 - December 21, 2014

John Holmes Aycock, 85, passed away Sunday morning at Kitty Askins Hopice Center surrounded by his loving family. John was born in Wayne County on September 28, 1929 to the late Leslie Emerson and Lucille Edwards. He was married to the late Nancy Underwood Aycock. John was retired from the GE plant in Goldsboro after thirty seven years of service. John proudly served his country in the United...
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Norma Shillinglaw Johnson

February 24, 1931 - December 21, 2014

Norma Shillinglaw Johnson, 83, passed away, December 21, 2014 at Willow Creek Nursing Home and Rehab surrounded by her family. Norma was born in Perth, Scotland on February 24, 1931 to the late Alex and Sadie Riche Shillinglaw. She retired from the Army and Airforce exchange service at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base. She was a longtime member of Adamsville Baptist Church. She was devoted to...
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Jesse Gray Smith

February 3, 1924 - December 20, 2014

Jesse Gray Smith, 90, passed away on Saturday, December 20, 2014 at Kitty Askins Hospice Center surrounded by his family. Gray was born in Davie County on February 3, 1924 to the late Stacy Kimbrough and Dora Smith Smith. He was married to the late Elizabeth Daughtry Smith. Gray proudly served his country during WWII in the China Burma India Campaign in the United States Army Air Corp. Gray...
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George Garrison "Gary" Best

December 30, 1964 - December 20, 2014

George "Gary" Garrison Best, 49, passed away Saturday at Wayne Memorial Hospital. A native of Wayne County, he was the son of George Henry Best of Goldsboro and Marie Kemple Best Teachey of Smithfield. Gary was employed with the Department of Corrections. Surviving in addition to his parents are sisters; Carla Denise McDaniels of Smithfield, Teasa Burdette of Goldsboro, and Wendy Smith...
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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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