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

David Carl Lisk

October 26, 1942 - March 24, 2017

David Carl Lisk, 74, passed away Friday, March 24, 2017 at Duke University Hospital in Durham, NC. Funeral services will be held at 2:00pm Monday in the Chapel of McLaurin Funeral Home with interment to follow at Pinecrest Memorial Park. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service from 1 until 2:00pm.He is survived by his wife; Leila S. Lisk, son; Scott Lisk and his wife Michele...
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Rachel Jenkins Edwards

February 17, 1926 - March 23, 2017

Rachel Jenkins Edwards, 91, passed away on Thursday, March 23, 2017.A native of Gastonia, Rachel was born February 17, 1926 to the late Marvin Roscoe and Sara Blanche Ross Jenkins.She is survived by her son, Bruce Edwards and his wife, Beverly; and grandson, Alex Edwards and wife, Theresa.A celebration of her life will be held Saturday, March 25, 2017, in the McLaurin Funeral Home Chapel at 2pm....
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Rachel Jenkins Edwards

February 17, 1926 - March 23, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of McLaurin Funeral Home, CLAYTON, NC.
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Allen Andrew Sasser

August 17, 1968 - March 22, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of McLaurin Funeral Home, CLAYTON, NC.
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Deborah Jean Terry

January 5, 1956 - March 17, 2017

Deborah Jean Terry, 61, passed away Friday, March 17, 2017.A native of Wake County, Deborah was born January 5, 1956 to the late Edward and Margaret Judd Terry. Her greatest love was spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.She is survived by her daughters, Tammy Bagley and Marie Terry; 4 grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren; brothers, Kenny Terry and wife, Cornelia, Wayne...
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Sarah Margaret Johnson

December 25, 1930 - March 16, 2017

Sarah Tart Johnson., 86, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family and loved ones. Thursday, March 16, 2017 Sarah was born December 25, 1930 in Dunn, N.C. to the late John Mangum Tart and Amelia Lee Tart. Sarah was an operating room nurse for many years, working at Wake Medical Center and Dorthea Dix Hospital in Raleigh, N.C., as well as Betsy Johnson Hospital in Dunn, N.C.In 1950,...
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Thomas Allen Myatt

March 23, 1939 - March 15, 2017

Thomas Allen Myatt, Sr. son of the late Thomas B. and Lila Mae Mann Myatt passed away Wednesday March 15, 2017 at the age of 77. A memorial service will be held 11:00 Saturday, March 18, 2017 in the Chapel of McLaurin Funeral Home with the family receiving friends one hour prior to the service from 10-11:00am. Mr. Myatt was born in Martin, TN and was a US Navy veteran having served as a...
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Linda Juehrs

September 14, 1948 - March 14, 2017

Linda Mary Wiskermann Juehrs, 68, passed away on Tuesday, March 14, 2017.Linda was born September 14, 1948, in Queens, NY. She loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. She also enjoyed dancing and cooking, when she could.A Memorial service will be held at 6:00pm Friday, March 17th, 2017, at McLaurin Funeral Home, 12830 US 70 Business Highway West, Clayton, NC 27520. The...
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Leon Franklin Sasser

July 5, 1944 - March 14, 2017

Leon Franklin Sasser, son of the late Fay A. and Vonnie Godwin Sasser passed away Tuesday, March 14, 2017 at the age of 72. Funeral services will be held 2:00 Friday in the Chapel of McLaurin Funeral Home with the family receiving friends one hour prior to the service from 1 until 2:00 pm. Interment will follow at Pinecrest Memorial Park.He is survived by his brothers; Charles Sasser of Clayton,...
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Grace Cecelia Stevens

September 19, 1931 - March 13, 2017

Grace Cecelia Stevens, 85, passed away on Monday, March 13, 2017, surrounded by her loving family.Grace was born September 19, 1931, in Milwaukee, WI, to the late Peter and Elizabeth Haag.A graveside service will be held at 1:00pm Thursday, March 16th, 2017, at Pinecrest Memorial Park, 12830 US 70 Business Highway West, Clayton, NC 27520.She is survived by her husband of 65 years, Walter &ldquo...
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Lorna Jeannette Sheppard

May 15, 1927 - March 12, 2017

Lorna Jeannette Sheppard, 89, passed away suddenly while at home on Sunday, March 12, 2016.Lorna was born May 15, 1927, in Logan, UT, to the late Frank C. and Delina Jeannette Ford Rich. Lorna met her husband, ‘Bud’, in California where they settled down in Santa Clara for over 50 years. Several years after the loss of her husband, Lorna decided that living alone was no longer for...
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Michael Bruce Margolin

March 2, 1946 - March 10, 2017

Michael Bruce Margolin, son of the late Joseph and Dorothy Margolin passed away Friday, March 10, 2017 at the age of 71. A memorial service celebrating his life will be held at 11:00am on Tuesday March 14, 2017 in the chapel of McLaurin Funeral Home. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service from 10 until 11:00 am.He is survived by his son; Adam Margolin and wife Tara,...
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Shirley Satterwhite Gordon

December 17, 1937 - March 8, 2017

Shirley Satterwhite Gordon, 79, daughter of the late Richard and Geneva Jernigan Satterwhite, passed away on Wednesday, March 8, 2017.She is survived by her husband, James B. Gordon; children, Sherri Bauer, Greg Wall, Terri Gordon, and Jim Gordon; 7 grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren; a sister, Charlotte Hensley; and brothers, Jack and Steve Satterwhite. In addition to her parents, Shirley...
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Charles Ray Holland

June 26, 1932 - March 8, 2017

Charles Ray Holland, 84, son of the late Johnny L. and Viola Phillips Holland passed away Wednesday March 8, 2017. Funeral services will be held 3:00pm Saturday in the Chapel of McLaurin Funeral Home with the family receiving friends one hour prior to the service from 2-3:00pm. Interment will follow the service at Pinecrest Memorial Park.A native of Nash County, Mr. Holland is survived by his...
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Joseph Harold Baker

October 5, 1963 - March 6, 2017

Joseph Harold Baker, II, 53, passed away suddenly at his home, on Monday, March 6, 2017.Joe was born in Germany, on October 5, 1963 to Harold and Alma Rochelle Henson. He owned Baker Quality Trim, Inc. for many years. He was extremely talented and took pride in everything he did. He had immense love for his family and went out of his way for others.He is survived by his wife, Lori Ann Baker; son,...
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James Russell Lee

May 6, 1948 - March 4, 2017

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

May 7, 1947 - March 3, 2017

Sue Ross, 69, passed away on Friday, March 3, 2017, surrounded by her loving family.A Johnston County native, Sue was born May 7, 1947 to the late Thomas Clinon and Lossie Boykin Davis. She loved spending time with her family, especially her grandson.Sue is survived by her daughter, Tammy Bynem; grandson, Michael Bynem, Jr.; son-in-law, Michael Bynem, Sr.; sisters, Ann, Linda, and Sandra; and a...
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Robert Frank Remite

January 7, 1943 - March 1, 2017

Robert Frank Remite, 74, passed away Wednesday March 1, 2017. Funeral services will be held 2:00 pm Saturday at McLaurin Funeral Home with entombment to follow at Pinecrest Memorial Park.She is survived by her step daughter; Nancy Ferrell and her husband Bob, step son; Peter Mangarella and his wife Mary Ann, grandchildren; Nick Ferrell, Matthew Mangarella and Katy Mangarella.Online condoleces...
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Deborah Sue Folk

June 9, 1952 - February 28, 2017

Deborah “Debbie” Sue Folk, 64, passed away on Tuesday, February 28, 2017, surrounded by her loving family.Daughter of the late Earl Wilbur Imel and Marjorie Hedger McCallister, Debbie was born June 9, 1952. She loved working as a nurse for Dr. Kerry Whitt at RMG Gastroenterology. She was loving and helpful to everyone she met, so nursing came naturally to her. Her favorite thing to do...
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Susan Patrick Robertson

January 17, 1937 - February 28, 2017

Susan Patrick Kearney Robertson, 80, passed away Tuesday, February 28, 2017. Funeral services will be held 2:00 pm Thursday in the chapel of McLaurin Funeral Home with Rev. Ron Byrd officiating. Burial will follow at Pinecrest Memorial Park.She is survived by her son; Harry Robertson and wife Janice, daughters; Lou Ann Penny and husband Mark, Teresa Coats and husband Ricky, sister; Polly Galloway...
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Harold Bryan Jones

February 22, 1948 - February 27, 2017

Harold Bryan Jones, 69, passed away on Monday, February 27, 2017. A native of Johnston County, NC, Harold was born February 22, 1948 to the late Elwyn and Rosalie Roberts Jones.Funeral services will be held 2:00 pm Friday, March 3, 2017 at Powhatan FWB Church with Rev, Roger Hill officiating. Burial will follow at Powhatan FWB Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the...
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Judith Ann Harmon

July 8, 1947 - February 26, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of McLaurin Funeral Home, CLAYTON, NC.
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Jeanette Gertrude Marshall

May 20, 1947 - February 26, 2017

Jeanette Gertrude Foster Marshall transitioned into eternal life Sunday, February 26, 2017 in Clayton, NC surrounded by her loving family.Daughter of the late Oscar Jenkins Ross and Sarah Caughman Ross. Jeanette was born May 20, 1947 in Columbia, SC and was the middle sister of her three sisters. She was preceded in death by a younger brother, John Dove Foster. Jeanette loved her family...
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Joseph Reich Gower

December 11, 1920 - February 22, 2017

Joseph Reich Gower, 96, passed away Wednesday, February 22, 2017. Funeral services will be held at 11:00am on Saturday, February 23, 2017 in the chapel of McLaurin Funeral Home with Dr. Mark White officiating. Interment will follow at Pinecrest Memorial Park.He is survived by his daughters; Beverly Hawkins and Lee Ann Williams, a granddaughter; Cathi Lyon and his great grandson; Cooper Lyon.The...
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Douglas Reuben Massey

December 19, 1945 - February 21, 2017

Douglas Reuben Massey, Sr., 71, passed away, Tuesday, February 21, 2017.A native of Knightdale, Doug was born December 19, 1945, to the late John Thomas and Juanita Penny Massey. Knightdale lost a “Legend” on Tuesday. For more than 40 years Doug was the owner and operator of Massey House IGA. He was a giving person and would often help families in need, sneaking bread and milk into...
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Pauline Massengill Bradshaw

October 7, 1942 - February 20, 2017

Pauline Massengill Bradshaw, 74, passed away, Monday, February 20, 2017.A native of Wake County, Pauline was born October 7, 1942, to the late Graham and Elsie Davis Bailey. She is survived by her son, David Dean Massengill and wife, Joan; daughter, Sandra Massengill; grandchildren, Dean Massengill, Scott Massengill (Kinsey), Michelle Brigman (Scott), Heather Smith (Travis), and Trey Perry (Eryn...
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Christine Mitchell Wall

March 22, 1926 - February 17, 2017

Christine Mitchell Wall, a proud member of the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary, passed away Friday February 17, 2017 at the age of 90. Funeral services will be held at 3:00 on Sunday in the chapel of McLaurin Funeral Home with entombment to follow at Pinecrest Memorial Park Mausoleum.She is survived by her children; Jewel H. Coats, Joey Hamid, Janet Hamid Williams, Jeff Wall and Jack Wall,...
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Dorothy Isabelle Hersom

March 13, 1934 - February 15, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of McLaurin Funeral Home, CLAYTON, NC.
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Marvin Yates Williams

May 25, 1938 - February 14, 2017

Marvin Yates Williams, 78, son of the late Charlie and Irene Johnson Williams passed away Tuesday, February 14, 2017. Funeral services will be held 11:00 Saturday in the Chapel of McLaurin Funeral Home with Rev. Mitch Lockamy officiating. Interment will follow at Pinecrest Memorial Park.Mr. Williams, a lifetime tobacco farmer, served on the board of directors of the Cleveland Fire Department for...
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Patricia Helen Malpeso

September 26, 1937 - February 14, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of McLaurin Funeral Home, CLAYTON, NC.
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Barry Lynn Curtis

June 30, 1947 - February 12, 2017

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

April 13, 1938 - February 9, 2017

Joyce Johnson Edwards, 78, the daughter of the late Jay A. and Lula Wood Johnson died Thursday, February 9, 2017. A graveside service will be held at 11:00am on Tuesday, February 14, 2017 at Knollwood Memorial Park with Rev. Roger Hill officiating.She is survived by her daughters; Brenda Valadez and Darlene Valadez, a son; Buddy Edwards, her brother; Jesse Johnson, 14 grandchildren and 33 great...
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Patricia Jean Mara

September 4, 1937 - February 9, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of McLaurin Funeral Home, CLAYTON, NC.
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Rena Hayes Langdon

January 21, 1936 - February 8, 2017

Rena Hayes Langdon, daughter of the late Carlie and Annie Stanley Hayes, passed away Wednesday, February 8, 2017 at the age of 81. Funeral services will be held 2:00pm Sunday at Amelia Christian Church with Rev. Keith DeBord officiating. Entombment will follow at Pinecrest Memorial Park Mausoleum.She is survived by her husband; Walter H. Langdon, son; Benny Langdon and his wife Debbe of Clayton,...
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French Lee Kennedy

June 3, 1929 - February 8, 2017

French Lee Kennedy, 87, died Wednesday February 8, 2017. Funeral services will be held at 11:00am on Saturday, February 11, 2017 in the chapel of McLaurin Funeral Home with Dr. Steve Roy officiating.A veteran of the US Army and a POW during the Korean War, Mr. Kennedy is survived by his wife; Joyce A. Kennedy, sons; Shawn Kennedy and his wife Susan of Garner, Craig Kennedy of Garner,...
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Wilbert D. Evans

June 8, 1936 - February 7, 2017

Wilbert Daniel Evans, Sr., passed on February 7, 2017.Wilbert Evans was owner and operator of Evans Jewelers on Main Street in Clayton for many years. He was active in and loved the community of Clayton. He and his wife have been members of First Baptist Church in Clayton for many years. Mr. Evans enjoyed family time, classic and antique cars, local hometown Clayton businesses such as Jones Caf...
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Michael Brannon

November 24, 1943 - February 5, 2017

Michael Ray Brannon, son of the late Harry and Mary Mullinex Brannon passed away Saturday, February 4, 2017 at the age of 73. Michael was born in Greenville, South Carolina and graduated from the University of South Carolina in 1968. He loved playing golf and playing the guitar. He was a good man who will be deeply missed.He is survived by his wife; Donna Brannon, daughter; Tonya Brannon Nagy,...
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Janie Stephenson Green

February 26, 1933 - February 3, 2017

Janie Stephenson Green, 84, passed away on Friday, February 3, 2017.Janie was born January 26, 1933 to the late Hunter and Allie Kirks Stephenson. Janie was a great wife, mother, mema, sister, and friend. Her grandson Chance was the apple of her eye.A memorial service will be held Wednesday, February 8, 2017, at 7pm, in the McLaurin Funeral Home Chapel, 12830 US 70 Business Highway West,...
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Carol-Lyn Dalton McAlvey

January 8, 1949 - February 2, 2017

Carol-Lyn Dalton McAlvey, 68, died Thursday February 2, 2017. She is survived by her sons; Rebel and Jeff Coombes, a daughter; Stella McDavid, brother; Bryan Dalton, sister; Cheri Tate, grandchildren; Brandon Baker, Rachel Baker, Summer McDavid, Andrew McDavid, Amaya McDavid, Kaden McDavid, Abby Coombes and Trinity Coombes, great grandchildren; Haeley Baker and Dylan Baker. She is also survived...
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Mary Jane Sallaway Sweeney

January 18, 1944 - February 1, 2017

Mary Jane Sallaway Sweeney, 73, died Wednesday February 1, 2017. The funeral service will be held at 10:00am on Saturday, February 4, 2017 at St. Ann Catholic Church in Clayton, NC.She is survived by her husband; Peter Sweeney, sons; Timothy Sweeney and his wife Serena of Greensboro, Peter L. Sweeney and his wife Angela of Clayton. The youngest of nine children and is survived by her sister;...
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Gerard Lewis Prete

September 22, 1937 - February 1, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of McLaurin Funeral Home, CLAYTON, NC.
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Sue Lawrence Hardee

July 4, 1942 - January 31, 2017

Sue “Maw Maw” Lawrence Hardee, 74, passed away on Tuesday, January 31, 2017.Sue was born July 4, 1942 to the late Rufus and Gladys Thomas Lawrence. Sue loved cooking and gardening, which allowed her to spend time watching the birds. More than anything, she loved spending time with her family.A memorial service will be held Friday, February 3, 2017, at 4pm, in the McLaurin Funeral...
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William Andrew McCrickard

July 30, 1985 - January 29, 2017

William Andrew McCrickard, 31, passed away suddenly on Sunday, January 29, 2017.William was born July 30, 1985 in Fairfax, VA, to William “Bill” and Theresa McCrickard. He moved to Clayton just before his junior year and graduated from Clayton High School in 2003. While in his senior year, he met the love of his life, Meaghan while playing for the golf team. They married in 2008...
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Sarah Lee Carroll

February 20, 1938 - January 29, 2017

Sarah Lee Green Carroll, 78, daughter of the late Coy and Mary Green, went home to be with her heavenly Father on January 29, 2017, surrounded by family.Sarah was raised in Johnston County and attended Corinth-Holders High School. She was a devoted member of Powhatan OFWB Church of Clayton. Sarah will always be remembered as having a servant's heart and a contagious smile and laugh. Her...
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Gene Arden Riddle

July 15, 1936 - January 27, 2017

Dr. Gene Arden Riddle, 80, son of the late William Arden and Blanche Reed Riddle passed away Friday, January 27, 2017 surrounded by his loving family. An avid golfer, Dr. Riddle was born in Kannapolis, NC and enjoyed fishing, tennis, photography and all UNC Tar Heel Sports, especially Carolina basketball. He received his Doctor of Education from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill as...
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Gerald Lee McGee

November 3, 1939 - January 24, 2017

Gerald Lee McGee passed away Tuesday, January 24, 2017 at the age of 77. A memorial service will be conducted at 2:00pm on Saturday the 28th of January 2017 in the chapel of McLaurin Funeral Home. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service from 1 until 2:00pm at the funeral home.He is survived by his wife; Stacer Ott McGee, daughter; Lori Lowery and her husband David of Clayton...
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Larry Wayne Davis

April 22, 1940 - January 23, 2017

Larry Wayne Davis passed away peacefully Monday, January 23, 2017 surrounded by family after a short battle with Lung Cancer.Larry, originally from Durham, was always full of life, he was a jokester who loved to laugh, he always had a smile on his face. He loved watching football but more than that, he enjoyed coaching from his recliner, sitting outside and mowing grass.Larry was a veteran,...
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Ronald Karl Will

June 29, 1940 - January 22, 2017

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

December 28, 1932 - January 16, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of McLaurin Funeral Home, CLAYTON, NC.
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Evelyn Harrison Vinson

August 27, 1917 - January 15, 2017

Evelyn Harrison Vinson passed away Sunday, January 15, 2017 at the age of 99. The funeral service will be conducted at 11:00am on Thursday at the First Baptist Church with Dr. Mark White officiating. Interment will follow at Maplewood Cemetery.Mrs. Vinson was a retired employee of Norwich Mills where she worked for over 30 years, a member of the First Baptist Church, the DAR and the Clayton Woman...
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Alexis Valerie Meier

February 14, 1952 - January 15, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of McLaurin Funeral Home, CLAYTON, NC.
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Samuel Hawkins

July 4, 1930 - January 12, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of McLaurin Funeral Home, CLAYTON, NC.
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Samuel Hawkins

July 4, 1930 - January 12, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of McLaurin Funeral Home, CLAYTON, NC.
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Rita Parrish Langdon

October 25, 1947 - January 12, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of McLaurin Funeral Home, CLAYTON, NC.
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Barbara Ann Earp Hogg

March 16, 1943 - January 10, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of McLaurin Funeral Home, CLAYTON, NC.
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Edna Richard

March 28, 1925 - January 10, 2017

Edna Richard was born March 28, 1925 in Richmond, Virginia to Mr. Louis and Virginia Smith. Edna attended High School in Richmond, where she married her first husband, Junius Smith. During their time together, they had two sons, Junius Clyde Smith, Jr. and James Welton Smith.At the end of their union, Edna moved to New York City with her two sons, where she worked at 740 Broadway, New York, in...
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Homer Alan Barger

July 29, 1956 - January 8, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of McLaurin Funeral Home, CLAYTON, NC.
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Thomas Louis Kosmatin

December 27, 1942 - January 6, 2017

Thomas Louis Kosmatin, 74, passed away suddenly on Friday, January 6, 2017.Thomas was born December 27, 1942 to the late Louis and Maxine Olson Kosmatin.He is survived by his wife, Martha Sally Taylor; daughter, Leah Kosmatin Gordon and husband, Brad; son, Garret Thomas Kosmatin and wife, Barbara; grandchildren, Michelle Morris and husband, Clifton and Tanner Gordon and wife, Jocelyn; great...
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Evelyn Price Shipp

October 25, 1926 - January 5, 2017

Evelyn Price Shipp, the daughter of the late Major and Sula Price, passed away Thursday, January 5, 2017 at the age of 90. The funeral service will be conducted at 2:00pm Wednesday in the chapel of McLaurin Funeral Home with Rev. Ashley Summerlin officiating. Interment will follow at Montlawn Memorial Park.Mrs. Shipp grew up on a farm in Faison, NC. She joined the US Army Cadet Nurse Corps and...
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Jimmy Carlton Stallings

August 31, 1943 - January 4, 2017

Jimmy Carlton Stallings, son of the late William R. and Leona Hamilton Stallings passed away Wednesday January 4, 2017 at the age of 73. A graveside service will be held at 11:00AM Wednesday January 11, 2017 at Pinecrest Memorial Park.He is survived by his wife; Mary C. Stallings, a daughter; Melissa S. Campbell and her husband Shane of Silver Springs, FL, son; Brian Keith Stallings of Virginia,...
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James McFarland

December 25, 1940 - January 3, 2017

James Earle McFarland, 76, passed away on Tuesday, January 3, 2017.James was born December 25, 1940 in Chesterfield, SC, to the late Henry William and Mae Belle Webster McFarland.James was a hard worker with strong work ethics. He started his career in Raleigh working for Dillion Supply Company where he worked in the machine shop for 17 years until the machine shop closed. He then moved on to...
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John Robert Griffin

January 31, 1971 - December 29, 2016

John Robert Griffin, Jr. passed away Thursday, December 29, 2016 at the age of 45. A gathering of friends will be held on Tuesday night at McLaurin Funeral Home from 7-9PM.He is survived by his mother; Marie W. Bass of Clayton, his father; John R. Griffin of Angier, sisters; Rebecca Griffin Davis of Benson and Stephanie A. Griffin of Angier, brother; James R. Griffin of Angier, step sisters;...
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Patricia Agnes Kruger

November 11, 1931 - December 28, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of McLaurin Funeral Home, CLAYTON, NC.
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Dorothy Worley Godwin

March 23, 1930 - December 27, 2016

Dorothy Worley Godwin, 86, went to be with her Savior Jesus Christ on December 27, 2016. Dorothy was a loving wife and mother and devoted “Nanny” to her granddaughter whom she called “Baby”.Throughout her life, she worked with Champion Clothing, where she began collecting dolls, one of her passions. She collected many dolls wherever she went throughout her life and had...
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Jamie Lee Mann

February 7, 1973 - December 25, 2016

Jamie Lee Mann, 43, passed away on December 25, 2016.Funeral Service will be held Wednesday, January 4, 2017, at 2:00pm, in the McLaurin Funeral Home Chapel, 12830 US 70 Business Highway West, Clayton, NC 27520. The family will receive friends from 1:00 to 2:00pm prior to the service at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Pinecrest Memorial Park.
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Amanda Edilma Perez

November 11, 1940 - December 24, 2016

Amanda Edilma Ochoa Perez, passed away Saturday, December 24, 2016 at the age of 76. The funeral service will be conducted at 11:00am on Friday, December 30, 2016 at St. Ann Catholic Church. Burial will follow at Knollwood Memorial Park.She is survived by her husband; Eduardo J. Perez, sons; Eduardo J. Perez, Esteban A. Perez and his wife Ana Maria, daughters; Angela M. Cabezas and her husband...
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Linda Irene Simmons

June 30, 1940 - December 20, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of McLaurin Funeral Home, CLAYTON, NC.
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Thomas Jeffery Feldt

August 29, 1951 - December 18, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of McLaurin Funeral Home, CLAYTON, NC.
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Helen Tuttle

October 18, 1921 - December 17, 2016

Helen Parrish Tuttle died peacefully on Saturday December 17, 2016. She was preceded in death by her late husband, John P. Tuttle Sr. to whom she was married for 53 years. Our mother was a loving and devoted wife, a very caring and giving mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She enjoyed spending time with her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. She retired from Hudson Belk, but...
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Gayla Barbour Lee

May 27, 1951 - December 17, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of McLaurin Funeral Home, CLAYTON, NC.
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Richard Elry Riggs

January 23, 1953 - December 16, 2016

Richard “Dick” Elry Riggs, 63, of Clayton, passed away peacefully after a brief illness on December 16, 2016. The funeral service will be held at 2:00pm on Tuesday, December 20, 2016 in the chapel of McLaurin Funeral Home with Rev. Roger Hill officiating. Interment will follow at Pinecrest Memorial Park. Dick was born on January 23, 1953 to the late Leslie C. and Helen Rhodes Riggs,...
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Randy Earl Wilder

May 22, 1959 - December 15, 2016

Randy Earl Wilder, 57, passed away Thursday, December 15, 2016. He was born in Johnston County to the late Jesse and Lottie Parrish Wilder. He is survived by his wife; Connie Wilder of Clayton, a daughter; Dava Stewart and husband Brian of Hughesville, MD, a son; Dustin Thomas and wife Wendy of Clayton, a sister; Judy Belvin and husband Larry of Clayton, a brother; Jesse Wilder and wife Elsie...
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Carl Derwood O'Daniel

November 2, 1941 - December 12, 2016

Carl Derwood O’Daniel, 75, passed away on Monday, December 12, 2016. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 am, Saturday, December 17, 2016 in the Chapel of McLaurin Funeral Home in Clayton with Internment to follow at Pinecrest Memorial Park.He is survived by his wife, Faye; son, David O’Daniel and wife Kim; grandchildren; Kayla and Shane O’Daniel and a sister, Willow Faye...
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Peggy Joyce Leonard

August 17, 1937 - December 12, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of McLaurin Funeral Home, CLAYTON, NC.
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Matthew Leonard

December 7, 1931 - December 12, 2016

Matthew William Leonard, 85, passed away on Monday, December 12, 2016. A funeral service will be held at 10:00 am, Monday, December 19, 2016 at St Ann Catholic Church in Clayton, NC with Internment to follow at Knollwood Memorial Park.A Korean War Veteran having served in the US Navy, Matthew married the love of his life, Anne on December 6, 1952 and during their sixty four years of marriage they...
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Alpha Derald Winsett

June 30, 1923 - December 12, 2016

Alpha (Al) Derald Winsett, after living a full life to the age of 93, passed away peacefully to be with his Heavenly Father while surrounded by his family, who he loved dearly. He is at peace now with a much deserved rest after living a vigorously active life. He was an eternal soul and will live on in the hearts of his family.Al was born in Muhlenberg County, KY, and served in the U.S. Army...
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Joseph Harold Clark

March 24, 1936 - December 11, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of McLaurin Funeral Home, CLAYTON, NC.
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Jerry Edward McGee

June 5, 1948 - December 11, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of McLaurin Funeral Home, CLAYTON, NC.
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Dusty Eugene Heath

August 17, 1955 - December 9, 2016

Dusty Eugene Heath, 61, passed away on Friday, December 9, 2016.A native of Johnston County, Dusty was born August 17, 1955 to the late Paul Junior and Muriel Deane Heath. He loved working on classic cars, always having a project car in the driveway. He was a natural born leader and loved to be the “Boss”, even if things didn’t always work out. He was a great painter for many...
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Frederick Irving Clifford

September 9, 1934 - December 1, 2016

Dr. Frederick (Fred) I. Clifford died Thursday morning, December 1st, surrounded by his family. Dr. Clifford's ministry as a pastor, family counselor, and administrator for Wayne Christian School spanned nearly 60 years. Prior to beginning ministry, he served four years in the US Army and US Air Force that included an overseas deployment for combat operations during the Korean War. His...
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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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