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

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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Marilyn Rose Harlow-Maynard

November 20, 1939 - June 19, 2016

Mrs. Marilyn Harlow-Maynard, 76, of Garner passed away Sunday, June 19, 2016. She was born November 20, 1939 in Wake County, daughter of the late Henry Dee Wall and Sarah Elizabeth Vinson Wall. She was also preceded in death by her first husband, Grady Harlow.Marilyn was a loving mother, grandmother, and wife and was the owner of Bernina World of Sewing in Raleigh.Visitation will be held...
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Lillie Formyduval Smith

August 19, 1916 - June 18, 2016

Lillie Eudell Formyduval Smith of Clayton passed away peacefully on June 18, 2016, at her home with her family around her. She was born on August 19, 1916, in Hallsboro, North Carolina to Joy Jerome Formyduval and Lillie Batten Formyduval. Eudell was graduated from Appalachian State Teacher’s College in 1939, with degrees in History, English and Health & Physical Education. ...
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Willie Chadwick Reams

December 2, 1929 - June 16, 2016

Willie “Bill” Chadwick Reams, 86, of Clayton went to be with the Lord on Thursday, June 16th. Born December 2, 1929 in Winterville, Bill was the son of Clarence and Ethel Tripp Reams. Bill was preceded in death by his only sister Peggy Reams Brown. Also there to greet him in heaven is his loving granddaughter Holly Frances Reams. Bill grew up farming, but still had a chance to find...
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Carlos Juvenal Alayon

January 13, 1943 - June 16, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of McLaurin Funeral Home, CLAYTON, NC.
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Kenneth Wayne Hogg

October 5, 1954 - June 14, 2016

Kenneth Wayne Hogg passed away Tuesday June 14, 2016 at the age of 61. The funeral service will be held 11:00 Friday in the Chapel of McLaurin Funeral Home with Rev. Andy Brown officiating. Burial will follow at Maplewood Cemetery.He is survived by his wife; Melody T. Hogg, sons; Kevin R. Hogg and his wife Shannon, Kenneth W. Hogg, II and Kristopher Z. Hogg, brothers; Ronnie and David Hogg, a...
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Barbara Anne Brown-Osiff

November 20, 1938 - June 11, 2016

Mrs. Barbara Anne Brown-Osiff, 77, of Garner died Saturday, June 11, 2016 at her home. She was born November 20, 1938 in Arkansas daughter of the late Ed and Ruth Thompson Plummer. She was also preceded in death by a son, Robert “Bob” Tracy Brown.A memorial service will be held Friday, June 17, 2016 at 2:00 P.M. at McLaurin Funeral Home in Clayton.She is survived by two sons, Ronald...
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Frederick Karl Bangert

December 20, 1944 - June 8, 2016

Frederick Karl Bangert, 71, passed away on Wednesday, June 8, 2016 at his home.Fred was born in Brooklyn, NY on December 20, 1944 to the late Arthur and Mary Brandt Bangert. A graduate of Binghamton University and Syracuse University, Fred was a proud supporter of the Alumni’s. Fred worked as a QC Lab Manager for Bristol Myers for 32 years and then for Synthon. Since retiring, he loved to...
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Ann E. Strickland

February 4, 1940 - June 7, 2016

Mrs. Ann E. Strickland, 76, of Raleigh passed away Tuesday, June 7 at her home. She was born February 4, 1940 in Pitt County, daughter of the late Thurston and Frances Ellington. She was also preceded in death by her step-father, Earl Woolard, who was from Washington, NC.Mrs. Strickland grew up in Greenville, NC and was a 1957 graduate of J.H. Rose High School in Greenville. She married Howard...
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George Andrews Ronaldson

November 1, 1943 - June 7, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of McLaurin Funeral Home, CLAYTON, NC.
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Annie Mae Rook

August 14, 1933 - June 7, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of McLaurin Funeral Home, CLAYTON, NC.
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Faith Jean Racine

June 24, 1943 - June 6, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of McLaurin Funeral Home, CLAYTON, NC.
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Joyce Ellis Marshburn

September 14, 1918 - June 6, 2016

Joyce Ellis Marshburn passed away Monday, June 6, 2016 at the age of 97. A funeral service will be conducted at 11:00am Thursday in the Chapel of McLaurin Funeral Home with Dr. Ray Carr officiating; burial will follow at Montlawn Memorial Park in Raleigh.She is survived by her son; Allan E. Marshburn, Jr., grandchildren; Lisa Edgeworth, Julie Strickland, David Marshburn and six great...
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Charles Alvin Jones

November 20, 1927 - June 5, 2016

Charles Alvin Jones, 88 passed away peacefully on June 5, 2016, surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Johnston County on November 20, 1927. He was the son of the late Joseph M. Jones and Elizabeth Stephenson Jones. He was married to Billie Griffis Jones, who preceded him in death. The funeral service will be held 2:00 pm Wednesday at Sharon Baptist Church, Smithfield with burial to...
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Elsie Mooneyham Benson

June 18, 1929 - June 4, 2016

Mrs. Elsie Mooneyham Benson, 86, of Clayton died Saturday, June 4th at her home. She was born June 18, 1929 in Johnston County daughter of the late Ivan and Luna Griggs Mooneyham. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Rev. Swade Benson, a son, Ken Benson, a grandson, Richard Allen, a great granddaughter, Lisa Allen, a brother, Willard Mooneyham, and a sister, Evelyn Jones.A funeral...
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Paul Wayne Seagraves

October 20, 1949 - June 3, 2016

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

May 12, 1932 - May 30, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of McLaurin Funeral Home, CLAYTON, NC.
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Clarence Grady Poole

February 11, 1946 - May 29, 2016

C. Grady Poole passed away Sunday May 29, 2016 at the age of 70. A memorial service will be conducted at 12:00 Saturday, June 4, 2016 at Wildwood Free Will Baptist Church with Rev. Terry Hardison officiating.He is survived by his wife; Brenda Poole, son; Wayne Poole and a daughter, Susan Conn, both of Clayton, sister; Barbara Murphy of Clarksville, VA, grandchildren; Noah and Dalton Poole,...
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Marcy Rae

August 12, 1971 - May 29, 2016

Marcy (Lamm) Rae, 44, of Smithfield passed away Sunday, May 29, 2016 at SECU Hospice House in Smithfield. She was born August 12, 1971 in Johnston County.Marcy graduated from Wake Tech with a Criminal Justice degree and served as a police officer with the Raleigh Police Department and retired after 20 years of service. Her motto was, “Life is tough, you’ve got to get out there and...
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Hazel Batten Wolicki

December 25, 1926 - May 28, 2016

Mrs. Florence Hazel Batten Wolicki, 89, of Garner, NC, died Saturday, May 28, 2016, at Rex Hospital in Raleigh with her grandson, Shane, at her side. Hazel was born December 25, 1926, in Johnston County, daughter of the late Alonzo and Mary Hicks Batten. She was preceded in death by her husband, Stanley Joseph Wolicki, and five siblings, Cournel Batten, Ruth Batten Hess, Billy Batten, Steven...
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Ann Marie Remite

February 20, 1935 - May 27, 2016

Mrs. Ann Remite, 81, of Clayton died Friday morning, May 27th at her home. She was born February 20, 1935 in Helsinki, Finland daughter of the late Rudolf and Martha Hoglander. She was also preceded in death by two sons, Rudy Mangarella and Michael Mangarella.The funeral service will be held Tuesday, May 31st at 3:00 P.M. in the McLaurin Funeral Home Chapel. The family will receive friends...
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Robert Richard Ellington

December 16, 1938 - May 19, 2016

Robert “Bo” R. Ellington, Jr., 77, passed away on May 19th, 2016.A native of Raleigh, Robert was born December 16, 1938 to the late Robert R. and Eva D.Ellington.He is survived by his daughters, Lynn Bazzi, of Windsor, CA and Toni Keener, of Salem, OR; 5grandchildren; 4 great grandchildren; brother, Jimmy Ellington; sisters, Peggy Olive, BarbaraEllington, Vivian Atkins, Diane Waters,...
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Pamela Lorraine Schmid

December 3, 1957 - May 19, 2016

Pam Whitt Schmid passed away at her home surrounded by loved ones on May 19, 2016 at the age of 58. She was a true southern girl, born in Greensboro, NC on December 3, 1957. Pam is survived by her loving husband and best friend of 35 years, Jerry; two devoted sons, Dustin, Jeremy and his wife, Caroline; and her two cherished grandchildren, Austin and Madeleine. Also surviving are her parents,...
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Mary Blankenship Graham

September 27, 1929 - May 19, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of McLaurin Funeral Home, CLAYTON, NC.
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Edward James Bradshaw

June 25, 1957 - May 18, 2016

Edward James Bradshaw, the son of Ernest John Bradshaw, Jr. and the late Ethel Jean Bradshaw passed away Wednesday at the age of 58. A memorial service will be conducted at 2:00pm Saturday in the Chapel of McLaurin Funeral Home. He is survived by his wife and eight children as well as many other loving family members.In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to a charity of one&rsquo...
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Bobby Carroll Watson

May 11, 1943 - May 18, 2016

Bobby Carroll Watson, the son of the late Charles and Maurine L. Martin, passed away Wednesday at the age of 73. Funeral service will be conducted 2:00 Friday in the Chapel of McLaurin Funeral Home with Rev. Chris Bagley officiating. Interment will follow at Pinecrest Memorial Park.He is survived by his wife; Joanne W. Watson, son; Chris Watson and his wife Thanh, daughter; Krystal Poole and her...
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Shelia Ann Morgan

November 26, 1968 - May 17, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of McLaurin Funeral Home, CLAYTON, NC.
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Bonnie Tuccelli

April 30, 1943 - May 17, 2016

Bonnie Marie Tuccelli, 73, passed away on Tuesday, May 17, 2016, surrounded by her family. A native of Melrose, Massachusetts, Bonnie was born to the late Robert J. and Helen Haven Kiley. She attended Boston Dental School of Dental Assistants. She enjoyed skiing and volleyball throughout her life. She loved to travel with her husband Tony of 51 years, to Italy, Bermuda, and many cruises to the...
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Charles Edward Dickerson

March 21, 1937 - May 13, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of McLaurin Funeral Home, CLAYTON, NC.
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Wilson Manuel Brown

November 29, 1941 - May 11, 2016

Wilson Manuel Brown, 74, passed away on Wednesday, May 11, 2016, surrounded by his loving family.Wilson was born November 29, 1941, in Patrick, SC to the late William Manuel and Eliza Ingram Brown. He was a great man and loved spending time with his family. He watched NASCAR faithfully and always had a joke to share. Making people laugh came naturally to him. Although he loved to laugh, he...
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Irene Oliver Lambert

April 22, 1931 - May 10, 2016

Elsie Irene Oliver Lambert the daughter of the late Rudy H. and Agnes Tillison Oliver passed away Tuesday at the age of 85. “Ms. Irene” as she was known by everyone retired from Food Lion at the age of 75 as a baker. Funeral services will be conducted 12:00 Saturday at Four Oaks Church of God with Pastor Kevin Edwards officiating. Burial will follow at Knollwood Memorial Park in...
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Ronnie Earl Massengill

November 28, 1950 - May 9, 2016

Ronnie Earl Massengill, 65, went to be with the Lord on Monday, May 9, 2016.A native of Johnston County, NC, Ronnie was born November 28, 1950 to the late Weldon Roe and Lucille Barbour Massengill. There will be a private graveside service for family followed by interment at Tippett’s Chapel FWB Church Cemetery.He is survived by his sisters, Faye M. Parrish, Kaye M. Horton, Elaine M....
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Frederick Michael Manning

July 16, 1932 - May 3, 2016

Frederick “Fred” Michael Manning, passed away on May 3, 2016 surrounded by his family. Fred was born on July 16, 1932, in Racine, Wisconsin, to the late Frederick Manning, Sr., and Irene Eisenhut Manning.Fred spent his childhood years in Racine before entering the Air Force. After serving four years in the Air Force, he attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison and graduated with...
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Paul Ray Bailey

March 28, 1950 - May 2, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of McLaurin Funeral Home, CLAYTON, NC.
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Nicholas Graham Gosenski

August 19, 1992 - April 29, 2016

Nicholas Graham Gosenski, 23, of Clayton died Friday, April 29th in Henderson, NC in a motor vehicle accident. He was born August 19, 1992 in Wake County. Nicholas grew up in Johnston County and attended West Johnston High School until 2013. Nicholas was born on the Autism Spectrum. Society may not always view those with disabilities as perfect or contributing members of society but those who...
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Kenneth Rudolph Langley

November 13, 1929 - April 29, 2016

Kenneth Rudolph LangleyBorn: November 13, 1929 in Wayne County, NC.He was the 7th child of Willie Bryant Langley, Sr. and Nora Bunn Langley.He was preceded in death by his parents, sister, Hester Langley Waters, and brothers, Bernice Langley, Willie B. Langley, Jr, Robert Langley, and Madrid Owen Langley.The funeral service will be held Tuesday, May 3rd at 2:30 P.M. at Horne Memorial United...
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Robert J. Marlow

January 22, 1933 - April 29, 2016

Robert “Bob” Marlow, age 83, of Clayton NC died April 29th, 2016 at SECU Hospice House in Smithfield NC after months of declining health. Robert was born Jan 21, 1933 to the late Carlton Marlow and Emma Marlow Harris. Robert proudly served in the Air Force, and was a veteran of the Korean War. He lived in the Dayton Ohio area for many years where he worked for TRW/Globe. ...
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Rodney Keith Sherwood

May 27, 1965 - April 25, 2016

Rodney Keith Sherwood, the son of the late Ronald and Jeanette Hill Sherwood passed away Monday at the age of 50. Rod graduated from Clayton High School in 1983 and received his Associates Degree in accounting from Johnston Community College. He enjoyed a brief career with Pepsi Co. prior to being disabled from injuries he received in a car accident. Rod could often be seen walking around town...
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Gregory Floyd Bunn

July 19, 1958 - April 24, 2016

Gregory Floyd Bunn passed away Sunday at the age of 57. A memorial service will be held 2:00pm Wednesday in the Chapel of McLaurin Funeral Home with Rev. Harold Pittman officiating.He is survived by his wife Maria S. Bunn, children; Somer Bunn Overby, Jason Floyd Bunn and his wife Crystal, Robert James White and his wife Jessica, Jessica Dawn Davis and her husband Rick, father; Floyd Bunn,...
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Philip Francis Rollain

August 18, 1932 - April 23, 2016

Philip Rollain passed away Saturday at the age of 83. He was born in Syracuse, NY on August 18, 1932 to Robert and Irene Rollain. Funeral services will be conducted 3:00 Wednesday at St. Ann Catholic Church, Clayton. He was the 7th of 14 children and was preceded in death by his parents and 8 brothers and sisters. He is survived by his wife of 31 years SuAnne Rollain, daughters, Pauline Roth and...
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Betsy C. Hunnings

December 10, 1977 - April 22, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of McLaurin Funeral Home, CLAYTON, NC.
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Betty Ward Jenkins

March 7, 1938 - April 18, 2016

Betty Joyce Ward Jenkins, 78, passed away on Monday, April 18, 2016.A native of Beaufort County, NC, Betty was born March 7, 1938 to the late Denby and Lillian Jackson Ward. Betty was the manager of Popes Family Center from 1983-1985, manager of Super K Jewelry Department form 1985-1998, and worked for the Wake County School System from 1998-2005. Her family was the love of her life, especially...
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Raziah Linise Barnes

June 28, 2002 - April 17, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of McLaurin Funeral Home, CLAYTON, NC.
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Roamie Wilson Green

May 12, 1923 - April 15, 2016

Mr. Roamie Wilson Green, 92, of Clayton went home to be with the lord Friday night, April 15 at Wake Medical Center in Raleigh. He was born May 12, 1923 in Nash County son of the late Wilson Benjamin and Senora Bryant Green. He was also preceded in death by his first wife, Elsie Watson Green, and his second wife, Yvonne P. Green.Mr. Green was a US Army Engineer having served in World War II in...
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Melinda Mae Mitchell

June 11, 1925 - April 14, 2016

Mrs. Melinda M. Mitchell, 90, of Clayton passed away Thursday, April 14 at Wake Medical Center in Raleigh. She was born June 11, 1925 in Tuskegee Institute, Alabama daughter of the late Jack and Reola Greene.The funeral service will be held at twelve o’clock noon, Saturday, the 23rd of April at Johnston Piney Grove Missionary Baptist Church. The interment will follow in Pinecrest...
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Daniel Walters Shean

December 2, 1961 - April 14, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of McLaurin Funeral Home, CLAYTON, NC.
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Joyce Adele Homberg

October 20, 1942 - April 12, 2016

Joyce Adele Dublin Homberg, 73, passed away peacefully at home on April 12, 2016. She loved spending time with her family especially her grand and great grandchildren. Joyce also loved trips to the beach.She is survived by her husband of 53 years, William J. Homberg, III; children, William Homberg, IV, of Pittsburgh, PA, Gary Homberg (Susan), of Carmel, IN, Karen Homberg, of Angier, NC, and...
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