McLaurin at Pinecrest Funerals and Cremations

McLaurin at Pinecrest Memorial Park, Funerals and Cremations has served the Clayton area for generations. McLaurin Funerals and Cremations is conveniently located on the grounds of Pinecrest Memorial Park, offering families the convenience of planning all arrangements from one location. At McLaurin at Pinecrest, we believe that every life is unique, and every funeral should be too. We celebrate life. And for those who like to plan ahead, we offer The Simplicity Plan® prearrangement program, an easy way to handle an important family responsibility. MCLAURIN FUNERALS AND CREMATIONS Founded in 1962, our 13,000-square-foot funeral home features two arrangement rooms and three visitation rooms to meet the needs of the families we serve. Each spacious and private parlor is completely equipped to serve your personal and family needs. Our spacious chapel, with seating for up to 225 guests, has plush pews, elegant chandelier lighting and wood trimming that offer a stately look. We offer the county's only on-site crematory, making this a convenient choice for people choosing cremation. Ample parking can be found at McLaurin Funerals and Cremations, which is located on Highway 70, four miles from I-40 and 20 miles from I-95. PINECREST MEMORIAL PARK The beauty of Pinecrest Memorial Park makes each visit a welcoming experience. The highly experienced and skilled grounds staff attends to every detail to ensure a meticulously maintained park. Pinecrest has many burial options to choose from including traditional ground burial, lawn crypts, mausoleum entombment and cremation memorialization. Constructed of granite, concrete and reinforced steel, the Pinecrest Memorial Gardens Mausoleum has a charming foyer that has been sculpted out of marble and is structured to hold floral arrangements. Many lovely gardens are also found at Pinecrest including the Garden of the Good Shepherd, the Garden of the Whispering Waters, and the Garden of Love.


Our Obituaries

Frederick Irving Clifford

September 9, 1934 - December 1, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of McLaurin Funeral Home, CLAYTON, NC.
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Hazel Hensley Bryant

September 18, 1925 - November 30, 2016

Hazel Hensley Bryant, daughter of the late Thomas and Montie Woods Hensley, passed away Wednesday, November 30, 2016 at the age of 91. The funeral service will be conducted at 11:00 am on Friday December 2, 2016 at Bethesda Baptist Church with Rev. Gary Burden officiating; interment will follow at Knollwood Memorial Park. She is survived by her daughter; Joy Bryant of Clayton, sons; David Bryant...
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Lloyd Lee Dodrill

January 5, 1936 - November 24, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of McLaurin Funeral Home, CLAYTON, NC.
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Elizabeth Duncan

January 9, 1948 - November 24, 2016

Elizabeth “Betty” Peele Duncan, 68, passed away on Thursday, November 24, 2016, surrounded by her loving family.Daughter of the late William R., Sr. and Madeline Stephenson Peele, Betty was born January 9, 1948. She persevered through sickness much of her adult life, always fighting with grace. She loved her family unconditionally, never met a stranger, and when you saw her, you...
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Clifton Scott Sasser

September 30, 1970 - November 23, 2016

Clifton Scott Sasser, 46, passed away on Wednesday, November 23, 2016, surrounded by his loving family.A native of Wake County, Scott was born September 30, 1970. He leaves his loving parents, Sherwood Scott and Celia Sherron Watson Sasser, to cherish his memory. His parents loved him and went above and beyond to make sure he always had the care he needed. Scott loved his church family Hilltop...
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Dennis Haywood Johnson

October 11, 1943 - November 19, 2016

Dennis Haywood Johnson, son of the late Douglas and Alva Hoggard Johnson, passed away Saturday, November 19, 2016 at the age of 73. A memorial service will be conducted at 2:00 Friday at the First Baptist Church in Clayton with Dr. Mark White and Rev. Melton Tyson officiating.An avid photographer, Mr. Johnson was a claims manager for 30 years and loved being with his family and his church, Rock...
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James Redford Beasley

August 3, 1928 - November 19, 2016

James Redford Beasley, 88, formerly of Redford Drive off Old Stage Road, recently of6120 Krandon Drive, Raleigh died on November 19, 2016. Born in Harnett County August 3, 1928 he spent most of his life living in Wake County. He was the son of Hal B. Beasley and Madie Peacock Beasley of Willow Springs.James was preceded in death by his wife of 67 years Edith Wilkins Beasley, infant son Sam...
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Joseph Ferdinand Heil

November 11, 1950 - November 18, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of McLaurin Funeral Home, CLAYTON, NC.
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Alma Rochelle Henson

June 6, 1935 - November 18, 2016

Alma Rochelle Henson, daughter of the late Jim and Mozelle Jones Barnes of Smithfield passed away Friday, November 18, 2016 at the age of 81. The funeral service will be conducted at 12:00 on Saturday, November 26, 2016 in the chapel of McLaurin Funeral Home with the interment following at Selma Memorial Gardens.She is survived by her son; Joseph Baker and his wife Lori of South Carolina,...
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Claud William Baker

November 12, 1930 - November 17, 2016

CW “Bill” Baker, 86, left this earth on November 17, 2016 to go to his heavenly home to be with his Savior, Jesus Christ, and his wife of 48 years, Helen Hill Baker. Born in Elevation Township, NC on November 12, 1930 to the late Clyde and Lizzie Baker. Graduated from Clayton High School, served in the US Navy in San Diego, CA and discharged in May, 1950. During his life Bill...
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Larry Ray Sandy

April 30, 1951 - November 17, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of McLaurin Funeral Home, CLAYTON, NC.
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Jonathan Bangert

March 16, 1969 - November 15, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of McLaurin Funeral Home, CLAYTON, NC.
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Bryan Thomas Kennedy

April 9, 1941 - November 10, 2016

Bryan Thomas (Tom) Kennedy, age 75, went to be with his Heavenly Father on Thursday, November, 10 at the Transitions LifeCare Center in Raleigh. Born in Kinston NC on April 9, 1941 he was the son of the late Herman Kennedy and Gay Tiffany Davis Kennedy. A memorial service will be conducted at 3:00pm on Saturday November 12, 2016 at Hocutt Baptist Church with Dr. Steve Roy officiating. The family...
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Durward Lee Nichols

May 6, 1946 - November 10, 2016

Durward Lee Nichols, 70, passed away after a short illness. He was born in Johnston County to the late John W. Nichols, Sr. and Ruby Bryant Nichols. He lived with his parents and worked on the farm until he was 61 years of age. After his mother passed away in 2007, he has been living in an assisted living facility and been very satisfied. The staff there just loved him to death. He has faced...
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Lynwood Hobbs

August 22, 1931 - November 9, 2016

Lynwood Ophel Hobbs, son of the late Marion Ophel Hobbs and Clyda McCabe Hobbs, passed away Wednesday, November 9, 2016 at the age of 85. The funeral service will be conducted at 11:00 Saturday, November 12, 2016 at Everett Chapel Free Will Baptist Church with Pastor Lloyd Hargis and Pastor Stanley Kirby officiating. Interment will follow at Pinecrest Memorial Park.A veteran of the US Army during...
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Blonnie Gower

October 24, 1921 - November 5, 2016

Blonnie Mae Johnson Gower, 95, passed away on Saturday, November 5, 2016.A native of Johnston County, Blonnie was born October 29, 1921 to the late Edgar and Irene Poole Johnson.A graveside service will be held Tuesday, November 8, 2016, at 3pm, at Maplewood Cemetery, 504 South Smith Street, Clayton, NC 27520. The family will receive friends at the cemetery following the interment.She is...
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Carl Edward Schurr

April 27, 1935 - November 2, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of McLaurin Funeral Home, CLAYTON, NC.
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Leslie Austin Thornton

May 21, 1946 - November 2, 2016

Leslie Austin “Les” Thornton son of the late Ira and Sudie Thornton passed away Wednesday, November 2, 2016 at the age of 70. The funeral service will be conducted Saturday, November 5, 2016 at 3:00pm in the chapel of McLaurin Funeral Home with entombment to follow at Pinecrest Memorial Park.Les, who was raised in Turkey, NC loved fishing and auctions where he made many friends. He...
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Evelyn Faye Brinkley

May 26, 1936 - October 30, 2016

Evelyn Faye Brinkley the daughter of the late Paul Brinkley and Irene Flowers Young went home to be with her Lord and Savior and is now rejoicing with those beloved family members that went before her. The funeral service will be conducted at 11:00am on Tuesday in the Chapel of McLaurin Funeral Home with Rev. Lee Marlow officiating. Interment will follow at Pinecrest Memorial Park.She is survived...
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Wilford Delone Gay

April 23, 1935 - October 29, 2016

Wilford Delone Gay, son of the late Iolcust and Ruby Poole Gay passed away Saturday, October 29, 2016 at the age of 81. The funeral service will be conducted at 11:00am on Wednesday in the chapel of McLaurin Funeral Home.He is survived by his wife; Mary Rose Gay, daughters; Peggy Gay, Lynn Jeffares and her husband Daniel, sons; Wilford Gay and his wife Susan, Jim Gay and his wife Rita,...
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Jimmy Carlton Adams

October 29, 1940 - October 28, 2016

Jimmy Carlton Adams passed away Friday, October 28, 2016 at the age of 75. The funeral service will be conducted at 2:00 PM on Wednesday November 2, 2016 at Tippett’s Chapel Free Will Baptist Church with interment to follow at Pinecrest Memorial Park,He is survived by his wife; Tondra C. Adams, daughter; Debbie Wiggs and her husband Doug of Clayton, step daughters; Tina Wilson and her...
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Holden Wyatt Breed

October 25, 2016 - October 25, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of McLaurin Funeral Home, CLAYTON, NC.
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Jaylee Ross Brown

December 8, 1935 - October 24, 2016

Jaylee Ross Brown born December 8, 1935, to A W Ross, Sr. and Gertrude Blinson Wilkins Ross, passed away October 24, 2016. In addition to her Father and Mother, her husband, H Harold Brown predeceases her. She is survived by her brother, Arthur Signal Ross, (Mary Ellen) of Garner and half -brothers, A.W. Ross, (Ruth) Raleigh, Walter T Wilkins, and George Melvin Wilkins (Bonnie) from TN.She...
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Christopher Brett Chilton

January 14, 1981 - October 23, 2016

Christopher Brett Chilton, passed away Sunday, October 23, 2016 at the age of 35. The memorial service will be conducted at 2:00 on Thursday, October 27, 2016 in the Chapel of McLaurin Funeral Home with Pastor Bill Beyer officiating.He is survived by his parents; Christopher Paul and Debra Brown Chilton of Clayton, sister; Lindsey Chilton Bowers and husband Daniel of Tega Cay, SC.In lieu of...
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Anthony Ross Blinson

December 9, 1960 - October 23, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of McLaurin Funeral Home, CLAYTON, NC.
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Jerry Thomas Johnson

March 28, 1976 - October 22, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of McLaurin Funeral Home, CLAYTON, NC.
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Christopher Michael Porter

September 9, 1980 - October 19, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of McLaurin Funeral Home, CLAYTON, NC.
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Shirley West

July 2, 1937 - October 18, 2016

Shirley Ann Coats West was the daughter of Mamie Williams and Sam David Coats. Shirley grew up in the Cleveland School Community and graduated from Cleveland School in 1956. She attended Shiloh Baptist Church during her early years.A graveside service will be held Saturday, October 22, 2016, at 2pm at Hills of the Neuse Memory Garden, 5820 US HWY 301 S., Four Oaks, NC 27524.She was preceded in...
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Helen Barbour Honeycutt

July 17, 1926 - October 17, 2016

Helen Barbour Honeycutt, the daughter of the late David Exum and Rosa Medlin Barbour passed away Monday, October 17, 2016 at the age of 90. The funeral service will be conducted at 3:00 pm on Thursday, October 20, 2016 in the Chapel of McLaurin Funeral Home with Rev. Billie Lawson officiating.She is survived by her son; Larry Honeycutt and wife Maria, daughters; Carol Lewis and (Mervin Markham),...
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Dorothy Graham Sudman

January 6, 1942 - October 17, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of McLaurin Funeral Home, CLAYTON, NC.
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Clarence Edwin Goebel

July 30, 1931 - October 16, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of McLaurin Funeral Home, CLAYTON, NC.
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Thomas Gwathmey Wood

August 17, 1951 - October 15, 2016

Thomas Gwathmey “Chip” Wood, son of the late Phinehas Earle and Elizabeth Jean Thomas Wood passed away suddenly at home, Saturday October 15, 2016 at the age of 65. A memorial service will be conducted 2:00 pm Wednesday, October 19, 2016 at Horne Memorial United Methodist Church with Rev. Ross Carter officiating.He is survived by his wife: Sarah W. Wood, daughter: Sarah Beth Wood, son...
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Jared Matthew Boynton

June 19, 1954 - October 11, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of McLaurin Funeral Home, CLAYTON, NC.
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Edward Orren Daniels

October 21, 1929 - October 11, 2016

Edward Orren “Ed” Daniels, son of the late Herman and Inez Barnes Daniels passed away Tuesday, October 11, 2016 at the age of 86.He is survived by his wife; Cathy Olive Daniels, children; Christopher Chilon Daniels, Bobileigh Daniels and Kevin Brett Daniels. In addition to his parents he was also preceded in death by his son; Edward Orren Daniels, II.A private memorial service will be...
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Phillip Wayne Barker

August 26, 1948 - October 10, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of McLaurin Funeral Home, CLAYTON, NC.
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Joyce Johnson Barbour

July 7, 1936 - October 10, 2016

Joyce Johnson Barbour passed away Monday, October 10, 2016 at the age of 80. A memorial service will be conducted at 2:00 Wednesday at the First Baptist Church in Clayton with Dr. Mark White officiating. Inurnment will follow at Maplewood Cemetery.She is survived by her sons; Jim Barbour and his wife Karen of Wilmington and Jason J. Barbour and his wife Dana of Smithfield, brother; Howard Johnson...
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Michael Blake Self

May 27, 1970 - October 9, 2016

Michael Blake Self, the son of Mack H. Self and the late Elizabeth Geraldine Self passed away Sunday, October 9, 2016 at the age of 46. The memorial service will be conducted at 2:00 Sunday, October 16, 2016 at McLaurin Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Rick Gaskins officiating.He is survived by his dad; Mack H. Self, brothers; Bob F. Boykin, Franklin D. Boykin, Jr. and Billy Self, sisters; Linda...
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James Marland Andrews

April 1, 1939 - October 7, 2016

James Marland Andrews, 77 passed away Friday, October 7, 2016 surrounded by his loving family. He was the son of the late Lattie and Naomi Parrish Andrews.He is survived by his sisters, Mazeline Andrews Hargis and the late T. A. Hargis and Betty Andrews Williams and husband, Donald, of Clayton, as well as several nieces and nephews.Heartfelt gratitude and thanks to the Clayton House Memory Care...
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Sandra D. Jones

April 3, 1956 - October 6, 2016

Sandra Jo Dupree Jones, 60, passed away on Thursday, October 6, 2016.A native of Wayne County, Sandy was born April 3, 1956 to the late Clifford and Ruby Lee Dupree. She loved to cook and would watch the cooking channel for hours. When she was able, she loved to work in the yard, especially riding the mower. Her favorite thing was spending time with her family.She is survived by her husband,...
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Imogene Woodruff Wright

June 26, 1943 - October 4, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of McLaurin Funeral Home, CLAYTON, NC.
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Marshall Thaxton Dodd

April 28, 1926 - October 3, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of McLaurin Funeral Home, CLAYTON, NC.
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Mary Harper Evans

May 17, 1941 - October 2, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of McLaurin Funeral Home, CLAYTON, NC.
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Maria Ortiz

November 10, 1936 - October 1, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of McLaurin Funeral Home, CLAYTON, NC.
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Ruth Holler Mitchell

July 7, 1919 - September 30, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of McLaurin Funeral Home, CLAYTON, NC.
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Lonie Potter West

October 11, 1937 - September 30, 2016

Lonie Potter West, the daughter of the late Claude and Lenora Leary Potter, passed away Friday September 30, 2016. The funeral service will be conducted at 2:00pm Sunday in the Chapel of McLaurin Funeral Home with entombment following at Pinecrest Memorial Park Mausoleum.Mrs. West was born and raised in Pamlico, NC and was a graduate of Pamlico County High School. She is survived by her daughter;...
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Beverly Hall Johnston White

May 27, 1958 - September 29, 2016

Beverly Hall Johnston White, the daughter of Shirley Blizzard Hall and the late James Hall passed away Thursday, September 29, 2016 at the age of 58. The funeral service will be conducted at 2:00 Tuesday, October 4, 2016 at Shiloh Baptist Church with Pastor Mitch Lockamy officiating.She is survived by her husband; James White, son; John Lamb, daughters; Cynara Johnston, Jenna Scharinger, four...
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Mable Delores Sampson

January 19, 1932 - September 25, 2016

Mable Delores Sampson passed away quietly on Sunday, September 25, 2016 at Rex Hospital surrounded by her beloved family. She was 84 years old.Mable was born on January 19, 1932 in Freed, West Virginia to the late Alfred and Ollie Ford. She retired from ITT/Alcatel Communications in 1993. She was an active member of New Hope Baptist Church in Raleigh for 51 years. In retirement, she was active...
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Wilbur Gattis Lee

February 5, 1926 - September 25, 2016

Wilbur Gattis Lee, 90, was called home to be with the Lord early Sunday morning, September 25, 2016. He was surrounded by his family and loved ones.Gattis was born on February 5th, 1926 in Johnston County, NC. He was the baby of the late Wilbur Mark Lee and Pearl Hudson Lee and brother to the late Cleo Barbour and the late Chris Gower of Clayton, NC.He will be remembered as a loving husband,...
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Judy Collins Biggs

July 27, 1938 - September 24, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of McLaurin Funeral Home, CLAYTON, NC.
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Gloria Medlin Chilcoat

December 6, 1938 - September 22, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of McLaurin Funeral Home, CLAYTON, NC.
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Martha Ellis Edwards

February 16, 1936 - September 21, 2016

Martha Lou Ellis Edwards, 80, passed away on Wednesday, September 21, 2016. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 pm, Friday, September 23, 2016 at the Way of Life Church in Clayton with Inurnment to follow at Pinecrest Memorial Park Mausoleum. She is survived by her daughters, JoAnn Bledsoe Edwards and husband Ricky of Garner, Wanda Bledsoe Adams and husband Dwight of Clayton; and son, Lyn...
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Lula Mae Stephens Edwards

February 3, 1947 - September 20, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of McLaurin Funeral Home, CLAYTON, NC.
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Georgia Whitman McNeely

September 28, 1959 - September 19, 2016

Mrs. Georgia Whitman McNeely, 56, of Raleigh passed away Monday, September 19, 2016 at her home. She was born September 28, 1959 in Wake County.A memorial service will be held Saturday, October 1, 2016 at 2:00 P.M. in the McLaurin Funeral Home chapel in Clayton.She is survived by her husband, James “Peg Leg” McNeely, a daughter, Libby Billotto and husband Chris, a son, Jason McNeely...
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Virgie Marie Coffey

December 29, 1932 - September 18, 2016

Virgie Marie McMillion Coffey passed away peacefully September 18, 2016 at the age of 83. She was born on December 29, 1932 in McGraws, West Virginia and married Daniel Coffey Sr. October 13, 1951. She had two children in West Virginia, Daniel Evan Coffey Jr. and Ellen Yvonne Coffey. She then moved to Virginia and had two more children, Nancy Ann Coffey and David Edwin Coffey. Virgie and Daniel...
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Robert A. LaManna

September 12, 1963 - September 17, 2016

Robert A. LaManna, 53, passed away suddenly, Saturday, September 17, 2016.A native of Newark, NJ, Robert was born September 12, 1963 to Anna Maria Landi LaManna and the late Renato LaManna. Robert was a graduate of Seton Hall Preparatory School and attended Boston College.He is survived by his mother, Anna Maria LaManna; brother, Gary LaManna; and a sister, Roseann Boffa. A funeral service will...
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Dellen Louise Richardson

May 11, 1938 - September 15, 2016

Dellen Louise Richardson, 78, passed away on Thursday, September 15, 2016.A native of Clayton, NC, Dellen was born May 11, 1938 to the late Remus Richardson and Daisy Robertson. She attended St. John Disciple of Christ Church in Wilsons Mills. In addition to her parents, Dellen was preceded in death by her brothers, Charles Robertson, James "Skeeter" Robertson, and Harvey Richardson;...
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Jesse Battle Earp

July 12, 1931 - September 12, 2016

Jesse Battle “JB” Earp passed away Monday, September 12, 2016 at the age of 85. The funeral service will be conducted at 2:00 on Thursday in the Chapel of McLaurin Funeral Home with Rev. Gary Burden officiating. Burial will follow at Maplewood Cemetery in Clayton.He is survived by his daughters; Lynn Champion and her husband Tony, Denise Clifton and her husband Bobby, Vickie Bailey,...
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Myrtice Elizabeth Pittman

April 22, 1924 - September 2, 2016

Myrtice Elizabeth Pittman, formerly Myrtice Best died peacefully in her home Friday afternoon September 2, 2016 in Clayton, North Carolina at the age of ninety two. Mrs. Pittman was preceded in death by her husband, Lieutenant Colonel Jimmie Lincoln Pittman; her daughter, Barbara Ann Crevis; five sisters, Lois Best, Mary Crevis, Sister Mary Helen Best, Eleanor Tippins, and Ann Condie; three...
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Larry Franklin Harper

October 5, 1942 - September 1, 2016

Larry Franklin Harper, son of the late G. W. and Letha Price Harper passed away Thursday September 1, 2016 at the age of 73. Larry attended Wilson's Mills School and Hardbarger Junior College. He was a proud member of Bethesda Baptist Church in Clayton, N.C.He is survived by his wife Ann R. Harper; a daughter, Kimberly Hayes and her husband Fred; a son, Jonathan Harper; and a sister,...
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Marilyn Griffin Strickland

June 25, 1934 - August 30, 2016

Marilyn Griffin Strickland daughter of the late Jimmy and Mary Holland Griffin passed away Tuesday August 30, 2016 at the age of 82. The funeral service will be conducted at 11:00 am on Thursday in the chapel of McLaurin Funeral Home with Rev. Curtis Jones officiating. Burial will follow at Pinecrest Memorial Park.She is survived by her husband; Kenneth Strickland, son; James Isaac Guy, Jr., step...
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Joseph Luther Rawls

March 21, 1935 - August 29, 2016

Mr. Joseph Luther “Pete” Rawls, 81, of Clayton passed away Monday, August 29, 2016 at Wake Medical Center in Raleigh. He was born March 21, 1935 in Bertie County, son of the late Henry Rawls and Lessie Dempsey Rawls. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Marion Auker and a son-in-law, Glenn Wooten.A funeral service will be held Friday, September 2, 2016 at 2:00 P.M. in the...
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Evelyn M. Altman

December 30, 1937 - August 28, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of McLaurin Funeral Home, CLAYTON, NC.
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David Alston

August 24, 1944 - August 27, 2016

David Alston was born on the 24th of August 1944 in Rocky Mount North Carolina. He was the 8th out of 9 children to the late Richard and Mae Bell Alston.David Alston attended Booker T Washington, but had to postpone his future studies and began to work at an early age. To help support and care for his loving family. He continued to live in North Carolina for 17 years. Then moved to Brooklyn New...
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Kathleen Creech Evans

July 8, 1929 - August 27, 2016

Kathleen Creech Evans the daughter of the late Calvin and Esther Hines Creech passed away Saturday, August 27, 2016 at the age of 87. The funeral service will be conducted at 11:00am on Monday at the First Baptist Church, Clayton with Dr. Mark White officiating. Burial will follow at Pinecrest Memorial Park.She was a retired teacher assistant with Johnston County Schools. Kathleen was also an...
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Annie E. Amos

November 22, 1931 - August 26, 2016

Ann Eakes Amos, 84, passed away on Friday, August 26, 2016.A native of Granville County, Ann was born November 22, 1931 to the late Millard and Eva Land Eakes. She loved the beach, reading, and cooking for her family. She had a zest for life and some family said she had “Wheels on her butt” because nothing could keep her still. Ann worked for 30 years with Nationwide Insurance...
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Charles Turner Stewart

August 23, 1955 - August 24, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of McLaurin Funeral Home, CLAYTON, NC.
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Hugh Terry Overby

January 17, 1942 - August 21, 2016

Hugh Terry Overby, the son of the late William and Mary Lloyd Overby passed away Sunday, August 21, 2016 at the age of 74. The funeral service will be conducted at 2:00 Wednesday in the Chapel of McLaurin Funeral Home with Pastor J. Dan Hudson officiating. Entombment will follow at Pinecrest Memorial Park Mausoleum.He is survived by his wife; Vera Overby, sons; Tim Overby and Joey Overby,...
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John William Lee

October 2, 1930 - August 19, 2016

John William “Buck” Lee, 85, died August 19, 2016 at his home. He was born October 2, 1930 to the late Aaron and Gladys Lee. Funeral services will be held Sunday August 21, 2016 at 3:00pm at First Baptist Church in Clayton with Dr. Mark T. White officiating. Burial will follow at Pinecrest Memorial Park. Mr. Lee retired in 1984 after 33 years of service with University Graphics on the...
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Betty Jean Vanier

July 7, 1956 - August 17, 2016

Betty Jean Vanier, 60, passed away unexpectedly, Wednesday, August 17, 2016.A native of Wake County, Betty was born July 7, 1956 to the late Lenwood and Addie Cox Vanier. She was also preceded in death by her brother, Tommy Vanier.She is survived by her dog and “Best Friend” Hampton, Fiance’, Danny “Rock” Roberson, daughter, Amy Carroll Hedrick, and son in law Troy...
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David Martin Steva

May 7, 1945 - August 17, 2016

Mr. David Martin Steva, 71, of Clayton passed away Wednesday, August 17, 2016 at his home. He was born May 7, 1945 in Pennsylvania son of the late Harvey and Gertrude Bates Steva.Mr. Steva was a U.S. Navy veteran.A memorial service will be held Sunday, August 21, 2016 at 2:00 P.M. at Generation Church, 195 NC 42 East, Clayton, NC and at Grace Lutheran Church in Bradford, PA in September.He is...
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Nancy Marie Berry

September 19, 1934 - August 16, 2016

Nancy Marie (Mae) Berry, daughter of the late Lucille Higgins was born in Savannah, Georgia on September 19, 1934. She peacefully fell asleep in death after a brief illness on August 16, 2016 at WakeMed Hospital in Raleigh, North Carolina. Nancy was educated in the Savannah school system and shortly after graduating high school, relocated to the Harlem, New York area where she met one of Jehovah...
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Richard Stuart Wood

October 6, 1952 - August 11, 2016

Retired SMSgt Richard Stuart Wood, 63, was suddenly called to be with his Lord on Wednesday, August 10, 2016. Born in Methuen, MA, he was the eldest of Stuart and Ethel Wood’s seven children.Richard, known to his many friends and family as a man of honor and integrity, served his country proudly with a long and distinguished career in the USAF. A veteran of both the Vietnam era and Gulf War...
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Robert Elywn Jones

March 9, 1951 - August 11, 2016

Robert Elywn “Bobby” Jones, 65, passed away suddenly, Thursday, August 11, 2016.A native of Johnston County, Bobby was born March 9. 1951 to the late John E. and Rosalie Roberts Jones. He worked for many years with T & D solutions and also worked with the Town of Clayton. He loved spending time with his family.He is survived by his wife, Ann Davis Jones; and two brothers, Harold...
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Lawrence Randell Harmless

August 31, 1963 - August 11, 2016

Lawrence Randell “Skippy “ Harmless, 52, passed away Thursday, August 11, 2016 after a long battle with cancer. A funeral service will be conducted 2:00pm Tuesday in the Chapel of McLaurin Funeral Home with burial to follow at Knollwood Memorial Park.Randy grew up on a large farm in Rockville, IN where, at the age of 16, he had started his own successful Spotted Hog Operation. He...
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Larry Wayne Carroll

September 13, 1942 - August 8, 2016

Larry Wayne Carroll the son of the late Homer and Beulah Winters Carroll passed away peacefully Monday, August 8, 2016 at the age of 73 surrounded by his loving family. The funeral service will be conducted at 11:00 on Friday in the Chapel of McLaurin Funeral Home with Rev. Luke Long officiating. The family will receive friends Thursday evening from 6-9 pm at the funeral home. Mr. Carroll served...
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Mildred Hogan Radachovsky

January 27, 1932 - August 7, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of McLaurin Funeral Home, CLAYTON, NC.
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Glenn Harold Bright

October 3, 1966 - August 7, 2016

Mr. Glenn Harold Bright, 49, of Clayton passed away Sunday, August 7, 2016 at his home. He was born October 3, 1966 in Cumberland County, son of Glenada Bright of Clayton and the late Donald William Bright, Sr.Glenn was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He was a devoted family man who loved to hunt and fish. However; his favorite pastime was playing pranks on everyone. He loved laughter and fun and...
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Irma Grimmer Carroll

August 20, 1921 - August 6, 2016

Mrs. Irma Grimmer Carroll, 94, passed away Saturday, August 6, 2016 at SECU Hospice House in Smithfield. She was born August 20, 1921 in Heidelberg, Germany daughter of the late Friedrich and Rosa Grimmer. Her husband, Swade Carroll, also preceded her in death.Mrs. Carroll was an avid ballroom dancer for many years, having danced into her early 80’s. She retired from the State of North...
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William David Buckner

July 5, 1951 - August 2, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of McLaurin Funeral Home, CLAYTON, NC.
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James Wright Warren

August 7, 1938 - July 31, 2016

Mr. James Wright Warren, 77, of Garner passed away Sunday, July 31, 2016 at The Laurels of Forest Glen in Garner. He was born August 7, 1938 in Harnett County, son of the late Joseph Isiah Warren, Sr. and Ellen Carr Warren. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Novie Warren and a brother, Joseph Warren, Jr.Mr. Warren was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and retired from Seaboard Coastline...
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Isabella Renee Brady

June 24, 2016 - July 30, 2016

Isabella "Bella" Renee Brady became an Angel on Sunday, July 31, 2016.Bella was born June 24, 2016 to Jonathan and Felicia Brady. After a 5 week battle, she went home to be with the Lord.She is survived by her parents, Jonathan and Felicia Brady; grandparents, Samuel and Earlene Brady, Darlene Perone, and George Mueller and wife, Bobbie; aunt, Samantha Capo; and uncle, Sean Mueller.A...
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Kathy Poole Austin

February 17, 1957 - July 29, 2016

Kathy Angela Poole Austin, 59, passed away suddenly, Friday, July 29, 2016.A native of Johnston County, Kathy was born February 17, 1957 to Maverene McCabe Poole and the late Jimmy Foxx Poole. She had a love for teaching and was fortunate to have a wonderful career teaching children. She was a graduate of East Carolina University.She is survived by her husband, Douglas Austin, of Clayton; mother,...
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Mary Jane Hartman

May 8, 1935 - July 29, 2016

Mary Jane Brooks Hartman passed away Friday, July 29, 2016 at the age of 81. A memorial service will be conducted at 11:00 am on Tuesday, August 2, 2016 in the Chapel of McLaurin Funeral Home with the Rev. Jim Stewart officiating.She is survived by her daughter, Jan Kinlaw and her husband Greg of Raleigh, sons; Mark Hartman and his wife Cindy of Clayton, Scott Hartman of Cary, grandchildren;...
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Danny Eugene Creech

February 5, 1954 - July 26, 2016

Danny Eugene Creech,62 , passed away on Tuesday, July 26, 2016.Danny was born February 5, 1954 to Dorothy Boykin and the late Ervin Eugene Creech. He loved his dogs Snoot and Ridge, NC State, and the Washington Redskins.He is survived by his son, Daniel Creech, of Raleigh; sister, Freda Ford, of Garner; and brothers, Brian Creech, of Benson and Terry Creech, of Smithfield.A memorial will be...
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Mabel Ada Laughton

February 2, 1927 - July 26, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of McLaurin Funeral Home, CLAYTON, NC.
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Frances Nelson Boykin

October 20, 1925 - July 25, 2016

Frances Nelson Boykin, the daughter of the late Charles Buxton Nelson and Mamie Sue Horton passed away Monday July 25, 2016 at the age of 90. The funeral service will be held at 2:00 on Thursday at Whitley Memorial United Methodist Church with Rev. Bill Spencer officiating, Interment will follow at Knollwood Memorial Park.She is survived by her daughter; Patricia “Pat” Sasser of...
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Billy Clinton Garner

May 6, 1940 - July 23, 2016

Mr. Billy Clinton Garner, 76, of Garner passed away Saturday, July 23, 2016 at Rex Hospital in Raleigh with his family by his side. He was born May 6, 1940 in Johnston County, son of the late Troy Clinton Garner and Etta Leona Braswell Garner. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Melvin “Dick” Price and a sister, Faye Shearin.Mr. Garner was a US Air Force veteran and retired...
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Rena Creech Pittman Williams

December 17, 1919 - July 18, 2016

Rena Creech Pittman Williams the daughter of the late Redin and Harriett Creech passed away Monday, July 18, 2016 at the age of 96. She was born December 17, 1919 in Johnston County and enjoyed gardening, playing cards, sewing, cooking, and spending time with her family and friends.Funeral Service will be conducted Thursday, July 21, 2016 at 11:00am in the McLaurin Funeral Home Chapel with Dr....
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Linda F. Dudley

February 15, 1947 - July 17, 2016

Linda Faucette Dudley, 69, passed away on Sunday, July 17, 2016.A native of Rocky Mount, NC, Linda was born February 15, 1947 to Marie Perry Faucette Odom and the late Clinton Faucette. She loved spending time with her family and going to church to learn about the Lord.A celebration of her life will be held Wednesday, July 20, 2016 at 2pm in the McLaurin Funeral Home Chapel, 12830 US HWY 70...
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Joseph Christopher Monroe

June 11, 1973 - July 14, 2016

Joseph “Chris” Christopher Monroe, 43, passed away on Thursday, July 14, 2016.Chris was born June 11, 1973 to Lynette Avery Monroe and the late Daniel Alexander Monroe, III. Above anything, he loved to spend time with his sons. Chris loved music, whether playing it or just listening. He loved to spend time with his friends whenever he had a chance to see them. Chris strived to...
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Susanne Pearce Biggers Baker

October 2, 1925 - July 13, 2016

Susanne Pearce Biggers Baker was born on October 2, 1925, in Charlotte, NC. She peacefully went to be with the Lord on July 13, 2016, with her family by her side. She was the daughter of Milo Alexander Pearce and Annie Marie Flanagan Pearce. She was preceded in death by her parents and her third son, Jeff Biggers, first husband, Henry Biggers, second husband, James Baker, and sister, Margaret...
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Phyllis Yow Turnage

January 2, 1956 - July 10, 2016

Phyllis Yow Turnage, 60, passed away on Sunday, July 10, 2016, after a brief illness.Phyllis was born January 2, 1956 to the Herbert Eugene Yow and the late Thelma Marie James Yow. Phyllis was, above all else, a giver.A Celebration of Her Life will be held Thursday, July 14, 2016 at 1pm at the Church at Clayton Crossing, 11407 US Business 70 HWY West, Clayton, NC 27520. The family will receive...
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Keith Albert Rye

July 22, 1960 - July 8, 2016

It is with a heavy heart that we share the passing of Mr. Keith Albert Rye, a father, a brother, a friend, a devoted fiancé, and a stranger to nobody.Keith was born on July 22, 1960 in Amory, Mississippi, to the late Wanda Lou Wilkes Rye and James Albert Rye. His grandmother, Cleat Wright Rye, was extremely influential in his faith and his walk with God. He left Mississippi after...
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Robert Eugene Sampson

November 5, 1958 - July 8, 2016

Robert Eugene “Bob” Sampson, the son of the late George W. and Allie Blake Sampson passed away Friday, July 8, 2016 at the age of 57. A funeral service will be conducted at 11:00am Monday, July 11, 2016 in the chapel of McLaurin Funeral Home with entombment to follow at Pinecrest Memorial Park. The family will receive friends Monday, one hour prior to the service from 10:00 until 11...
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Thomas Paul Ringler

June 1, 1948 - July 5, 2016

Mr. Thomas Paul Ringler, 68, of Garner passed away Tuesday, July 5, 2016 at his home. He was born June 1, 1948 in Canton, OH, son of the late Paul and Barbara Ringler.Mr. Ringler was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and had an Associate’s Degree in Engineering.A memorial service will be held Monday, July 11, 2016 at 1:00 P.M. in the Mclaurin Funeral Home chapel in Clayton. Inurnment will...
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Bettie Gay Wall

October 9, 1932 - July 5, 2016

Bettie Sue Gay Wall passed away Tuesday July 5, 2016 at the age of 83. A graveside service will be held at 10:00AM on Thursday, July 7, 2016 at Montlawn Memorial Park, Raleigh.She is survived by her daughters; Kaye Tyson and her husband Mickey of Angier, Renee Sargent of Garner, brother; Delone Gay of Clayton and his wife Mary Rose, grandchildren; Betsy Harris and her husband Phillip; Stephanie...
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Charlie Gentry Gilbert

June 29, 1952 - July 2, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of McLaurin Funeral Home, CLAYTON, NC.
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Hayden Leo Croom

October 10, 1935 - July 2, 2016

Hayden “Buzzy” Leo Croom, Jr., 80, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, July 2, 2016 after months of declining health.Buzzy was born in New Bern, NC on October 10, 1935 to the late Hayden L. and Myrtle Pate Croom. Buzzy grew up in the community of Spring Garden in New Bern. He spent most of his adult life working at a Building Supply company; serving the Lord as a Deacon and Sunday...
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Debra Ann Moore

September 2, 1949 - June 23, 2016

Debra Ann Moore, born September 2, 1949 in Abingdon, VA, passed away peacefully on June 23, 2016 at Barbour Court of Smithfield, NC. Residing in Raleigh most of her life, she was a graduate of Broughton High School and Mitchell’s Hairstyling. A long time employee of K-Mart and Kroger, she enjoyed working with and being around people. Debby was a devoted member of Trinity Baptist Church...
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Maria Margareta Kleimann

August 18, 1955 - June 23, 2016

Maria “Mary” Kleimann passed away Thursday June 23, 2016 at the age of 60. The funeral service will be conducted 12:00 pm Monday in the Chapel of McLaurin Funeral Home. The family will receive friends two hours prior to the service from 10:00 am until 12:00 pm at the funeral home.Mrs. Kleimann is survived by her husband; Stephen Kleimann, daughter; Christine Goldner and her husband...
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