Sanders Funeral Home

Our Response to COVID-19
EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY- MARCH 23, 2020
As we are faced with the growing effects of the Coronavirus Pandemic (COVID-19), Sanders Funeral Home is dedicated to abiding by the guidelines of the NC Board of Funeral Services along with the Center for Disease Control Prevention (CDC) to prevent the unintentional spread of germs.
In an effort to protect the health and safety of our families, the community, and staff as well, Sanders Funeral Home pursuant to Executive Order issued by Governor Roy Cooper on March 23, 2020, gatherings of 50 or more are prohibited in an inside or outside enclosed space. Know that every effort will be made to protect our families as we schedule our Services. We will discuss all available options with our families and collectively decide the best and most safe option.
In addition to best practice procedures and legal sanitation requirements already in place here at Sanders Funeral Home, we have incorporated the following guidelines by the World Health Organization (WHO) and Center for Disease Control Prevention (CDC) to prevent the unintentional spread of germs:

Cleaning hands with antibacterial soap and warm water for 20 seconds

Practicing social distancing

Requiring anyone exhibiting symptoms of illness to stay at home

Thoroughly cleaning hard surfaces and high-traffic areas

Limiting physical contact such as hugging, shaking hands, kissing on cheeks, and etc.

This is a difficult time for our nation and the families we serve as the COVID-19 virus continues to spread across the states. Sanders Funeral Home is more than obliged to answer questions and concerns regarding services to memorialize the death of your loved ones.
If you have any questions, we may be contacted at (919) 934-8416 or sandersfuneralhome@yahoo.com

Sincerely,
Sanders Funeral Home & Staff
For more information about COVID-19, please visit https://www.cdc.gov or https://www.who.it or https://www.ncdhhs.gov.


Our Obituaries

Aaron Carnell Lipford

August 11, 1992 - October 23, 2020


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Sincere Terrell Corbett

April 2, 2000 - October 21, 2020

All Attendees are required to wear a mask to enter the building and asked to participate in social distancing. Walk-through visit only, not to exceed 10 people at a time. Monday, October 26 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM Sanders Funeral Home Chapel 806 E Market St Smithfield, NC 27577 (919) 934-8416 All Attendees are asked to wear a mask and to participate in social distancing. Graveside...
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Mary Frances Leach

May 6, 1938 - October 18, 2020

All Attendees are required to wear a mask to enter the building and asked to participate in social distancing. Funeral Service: Friday, October 23 1:00 PM Sanders Funeral Home Chapel 806 E Market St Smithfield, NC 27577 (919) 934-8416
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Rondarrell Evans Walker

July 31, 1973 - October 15, 2020

All Attendees are required to wear a mask to enter the building and asked to participate in social distancing. Walkthrough visit only, not to exceed 10 people at a time. Visitation: Thursday, October 22 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM Sanders Funeral Home Chapel 806 E Market St Smithfield, NC 27577 (919) 934-8416 Rondarrell "Ron" Evans Walker was raised in Four Oaks, NC by Mr. and Mrs. Bill and...
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Lenora Atkinson Robinson

August 10, 1946 - October 13, 2020

Lenora Atkinson Robinson was born on August 10, 1946, to the late Deacon David and Mother Sallie Atkinson. She married the late Harold Robinson Sr. in 1964 and to this union was born three children. She departed this earthly life on October 13, 2020. She was a 1964 graduate of Forest Hill High School. She graduated from Johnston Community College with her cosmetology degree in 1992 and became...
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Roy Rogers Anderson

March 24, 1951 - October 12, 2020

Roy Rogers Anderson is survived by his wife Jamie Anderson; one son, Ronnie Anderson, brothers, James, Donnie, and Danny; Judy, Janice, and Rhonda; two granddaughters, Monica Anderson, and Chole Brooker; one grandson, Ethan Brooker and one great-granddaughter, Maylene Brinkley.
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Loyal Ross

April 15, 1941 - October 11, 2020

Life Reflections"Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope" Please hold onto your fondest memories of Loyal Ross... Loyal Ross was a witty, loving, and resourceful husband, father, brother, uncle, and friend. He was born on April 15, 1941, in Bruce, Mississippi to Floyd Ross and Molly Ann Ross. He transitioned home on October 11, 2020. Loyal was the youngest of two brothers,...
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George Edward Cooley, Sr.

March 4, 1945 - October 9, 2020

All Attendees are required to wear a mask to enter the building and asked to participate in social distancing. Visitation Wednesday, October 14 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM Sanders Funeral Home Chapel 806 E Market St Smithfield, NC 27577 (919) 934-8416 All Attendees are asked to wear a mask to participate in social distancing. Graveside Service Thursday, October 15 1:00 PM Forest Hill ...
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Sylvester Williams Dublin

February 16, 1941 - September 29, 2020

All Attendees are required to wear a mask to enter the building and to participate in social distancing. Visitation: Saturday, October 03 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM Sanders Funeral Home Chapel 806 E Market St Smithfield, NC 27577 All Attendees are asked to wear a mask and to participate in social distancing. Graveside Service: Sunday, October 04 2:00 PM Sunset Smithfield, NC 27577 ...
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Phinis Phillip Branham , Sr,

July 18, 1938 - September 27, 2020

Phinis was born on July 18, 1938, in Wayland, Kentucky to the late Willard and Gracie (Martin) Branham. He was the youngest of 14 children and was preceded in death by his siblings. Phinis was a 1957 graduate of Aracoma High School, Logan, WV., where he was an outstanding athlete. The newspaper often recognized the team as "Phinis Branham and Company." It was documented "Branham one of the...
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Guyrine Hallenbeck

August 22, 1936 - September 27, 2020


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Roberto Nieto

October 25, 1940 - September 26, 2020


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Donald ''Donnie" Homer Johnson

February 22, 1951 - September 23, 2020

Donald H. Johnson, "Donnie" born on February 22, 1951, in Johnston County, went home with his Heavenly Father on September 23, 2020. He is survived by his wife of 19 years, Kathleen (Schmidt) Johnson, his mother Margie Garner Johnson, siblings Joanna Neill, Bobby Johnson, Ronnie Johnson, and Carol Bateman, all of whom reside in Virginia. He is also survived by Step-daughter Miranda Cantrell,...
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Barbara Ann Sanders

August 9, 1958 - September 23, 2020

Visitation: Wednesday, September 30 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM Sanders Funeral Home Chapel 806 E Market St Smithfield, NC 27577 (919) 934-8416 Funeral Service: Thursday, October 01 12:00 PM Victory Deliverance Center 402 E. Hill St, Benson, NC 27504 Interment: Thursday, October 01 Everette Cemetery Princeton, NC
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Dan Bingham

February 18, 1944 - September 20, 2020


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Shantel Renee Cabiles Williams

July 15, 1963 - September 19, 2020

Shantel Renee Cabiles-Williams was born on July 15, 1963, in Honolulu, HI to the late Bernard Cabiles and Mary Lau Cabiles. Shantel was the youngest girl of her siblings. She was an alumna of Waianae High School and graduated with the class of 1981. She was very proud to be a seasider however, there was no secret that her three girls were her greatest accomplishments in life. She met the love of...
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Anne Marie Holmes

February 14, 1949 - September 19, 2020

Anne-Marie Liebl Holmes was born on February 14, 1949, in Sommieres, France. On Saturday, September 19, 2020, God called her home. Anne received her childhood education in France and Germany. As a young adult, Anne moved to Smithfield, NC. She was employed at Smithfield Manor, Barbour Court, and Colonial Nursing Home for many years. She was preceded in death by her husband, Michael Holmes. ...
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Kay Frances Richardson

May 22, 1933 - September 17, 2020

Visitation: Friday, September 25 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM Richard B Harrison Alumni Building 605 W. Noble Street, Selma, NC 27576 All Attendees are asked to wear a mask and to participate in social distancing. Graveside Service: Saturday, September 26 2:00 PM Selma Memorial Gardens Selma, NC 27576
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James ''Stem'' Alfred Buie

June 4, 1922 - September 17, 2020

All Attendees are required to wear a mask and asked to participate in social distancing. Memorial Service: Tuesday, September 29 12:00 PM Eastern Carolina Veterans State Cemetery 164 Long Plant Farm Rd. Goldsboro, NC
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Raymond Lydell High

October 14, 1958 - September 10, 2020

All Attendees must wear a mask and are asked to participate in social distancing Memorial Service: Thursday, September 17 11:00 AM Raleigh National Cemetery 501 Rock Quarry Rd. Raleigh, NC 27610
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George Hubert Archibald

January 27, 1940 - September 7, 2020

Hubert Archibald, a retired DOT truck driver and life long resident of Johnston County passed September 7 at UNC Rex Hospital. Hubert is survived by his wife of 58 years, Jean and children, son Virgil of Selma N.C. and daughter Wanda of Four Oaks N.C. Hubert is preceded in death by his parents the late Nollie and Della Archibald; brothers Willie, William, and Josh; sisters Pauline, Joyce, and...
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Franklin Kornegay

May 20, 1943 - September 1, 2020

All Attendees are required to wear a mask to enter the building and asked to participate in social distancing Walk through viewing : Tuesday, September 08 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM Sanders Funeral Home Chapel 806 E Market St Smithfield, NC 27577 (919) 934-8416 All Attendees are asked to wear a mask to participate in social distancing Graveside Service: Wednesday, September 09 11:00 AM ...
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Brice Nicholas Stanley

August 11, 1988 - August 27, 2020


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Michael James Acklin

December 28, 1995 - August 26, 2020

Michael James Acklin, age 24, of Clayton, NC passed away suddenly last month in his childhood home. He was a graduate of Johnston Community College Adult Continuing Education Program. Michael was known to be the clown of the family, yet very serious. Michael found his calling at an early age, playing drums. He found peace and happiness in the sounds of drumming. He played for multiple churches...
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Henry Edward Newkirk, Jr.

January 7, 1935 - August 21, 2020

Franklin Kornegay was born May 20, 1943, in Fremont, NC to the late Albert and Rhoda Kornegay. He departed his life on September 1, 2020. Franklin attended the Johnston County School System. He worked for several years as a brick mason. Franklin was fun-loving and loved his family. Franklin was preceded in death by his siblings: John Kornegay, Geneva Best, Lillie Mae Johnson, June Kornegay,...
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Danita Garner Johnson

January 5, 1961 - August 16, 2020

"No Matter What We Face, Jesus Is Still Here to Sustain Us. He Will Never Leave nor Forsake Us. I, Specifically, Thank Him for Sustaining Me. I Am Home Now." -Danita Johnson Danita Garner Johnson was born January 5, 1961, in Chicago, Illinois to Christine Garner and Walter Randle, Sr. Danita was the third child born to her mother, Christine, although she was one of many siblings. ...
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Idella Watson, Gordon

September 27, 1930 - August 16, 2020

Homegoing Service For Idella Watson-Gordon I shall fall asleep someday and from earth shall pass away. But my soul shall reach a better land. **************************************************************** Idella Watson- Gordon was born in Johnston County. Clayton, NC September 27th, 1930 to the late Reverend James Galloway Watson, Sr. and Meta Hines-Watson. According to the ...
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Sherrill Edward Judkins

September 19, 1970 - August 15, 2020

All attendees are required to wear a mask to enter the building and asked to participate in social distancing Visitation: Saturday, August 29 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM Sanders Funeral Home Chapel 806 E Market St Smithfield, NC 27577 (919) 934-8416
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Disiree Nicole Hunter

October 1, 1982 - August 13, 2020

Disiree Nicole Hunter of Smithfield NC was born to the late Teresa Hunter McDonald and Terry Price. She also shared the love of her step-father Jerry McDonald of Selma NC. Disiree was the oldest of five siblings and gave birth to one child, Travis Hunter. Disiree graduated from Kittrell Job Corps Center with an Diploma in Business Administration. She later changed careers to healthcare and...
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Roberto Loredo Sanchez

June 14, 1999 - August 8, 2020

Nuestro pensamientos y oraciones van a la familia del señor Roberto Loredo Sanchez de 21 años quien residia en Sanford, NC 27330. El señor Loredo Sanchez fallecio el dia 8 de agosto, 2020. Si usted tiene alguna pregunta por favor llamar al (919) 333-3634. Por favor visite nuestra pagina www.rlsandersfuneralhome.net para dejar sus condolencias. Visitacion Domingo 16 de agosto, 2020 ...
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Christine Patricia Williams Sanders

August 2, 1938 - August 6, 2020

Christine Patricia Sanders was born August 2, 1938, in Johnston County, NC to the late Roosevelt and Beatrice Williams. She entered into eternal life on August 6, 2020. In her early years, she attended Johnston County Public Schools and was a member of Hickory Grove Disciple Church. She was employed by Sylvania, Burlington Mills, Avondale, and Frontier until her retirement. She enjoyed gardening...
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Randy Stimage

October 22, 1968 - August 4, 2020

Randy James Stimage ("Q") was born on October 22, 1968, in Vicksburg, Mississippi to the late Freddie B. Sims Stimage and Tommie Lee Stimage. He quietly departed this life on August 4, 2020, at Duke Hospital in Durham, NC. Randy lived in East Orange, NJ until 2005. He followed his pride and joy Father, Tommie Stimage, to Smithfield, NC where he lived his formative years. He attended East Orange...
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Brian Charles Griffith

April 5, 1962 - August 4, 2020

Brian Charles Griffith, 58, Of Pine Level passed away peacefully at his home on August 4, 2020. Brian was married to his wife Melissa of 35 years. He was born in Asheville North Carolina to Robert and Hazel Griffith of Siler City, NC. Brian was a beloved brother to Douglas Griffith Asheboro, North Carolina, and Krista Blackburn of Kokomo, Indiana. He worked as an Environmental Technician...
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Jorge Alexander Gutierrez

July 7, 1986 - July 31, 2020

Due to COVID-19, the Governor of North Carolina has asked that all gatherings be limited. . All Attendees are required to wear a mask to enter the building and asked to participate in social distancing. Walkthrough viewing only: The family is asking everyone to wear white. Funeral Mass: Saturday, August 08 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM St. Ann's Catholic Church 4057 U.S. 70 Business ...
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Bertha Louise Hall Williams

February 10, 1934 - July 27, 2020

THE OBITUARY Bertha Louise Hall was born in Johnston County to the late Robert and Bertha Hall on February 10, 1934. She departed this earthly life and entered into her rest on July 27, 2020, at Laurels of Forest Glen, Garner, North Carolina. Bertha L. Hall was educated by Johnston County Public School System. She attended Richard B. Harrison and finished her studies at Johnston Technical...
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Solomon Drawhorn III

August 18, 1974 - July 25, 2020

All attendees are required to wear a mask to enter the building and asked to participate in social distancing Walkthrough Public Viewing : Friday, July 31 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM Sanders Funeral Home Chapel 806 E Market St Smithfield, NC 27577 This service is private. Please check with the family to see if you are invited. Funeral Service: Saturday, August 01 11:00 AM St. Stephen...
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Isidoro Martinez Fraire

April 11, 1953 - July 23, 2020

All attendees are required to wear a mask to enter the building and asked to participate in social distancing. Funeral Service: Wednesday, July 29 11:00 AM Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church 211 Irwin Dr, Newton Grove, NC 28366
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Beatrice Porter Price

April 21, 1923 - July 22, 2020

Gwendolyn Beatrice Porter-Price (Bea), was the second child, and the first daughter of four; William, Bea, John (Mary Benning-Porter), and Jeanette Porter-Ridgeway (R.L.), born to Anthony and Roberta Gates-Porter, of Troup County, Georgia. Bea's sunrise was April 21, 1923, and her sunset was July 22, 2020. Sometime after graduating from East Depot High School in La Grange, Georgia, Bea...
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Sylvia Pierce Chikhi

February 27, 1963 - July 22, 2020

Sylvia Chikhi was born on February 27th, 1963 to the late Clinton Pierce and Minnie B. Ports Pierce. She was born in Bethesda, MD. She has since rejoined with her mother in Heaven on July 22nd, 2020. Sylvia attended North Johnston High School in Kenly, North Carolina, and graduated in 1982. Since then she has helped her surrounding community in many ways. In her 20's, she...
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Betty Lou McCullers Wynn

January 15, 1940 - July 21, 2020

Betty Lou McCullers Wynn was born on January 15th, 1940 in Clayton NC. Betty resided in Smithfield NC until her death on July 21, 2020. Betty is proceeded in death by her mother Adella Walk-er and father Ransom Sanders. Betty leaves behind her loving husband Vance Wynn of thirty-five years, six children; Ricky Williams (Linda) Lisa Mangum of Smithfield, Anthony Mangum of Raleigh, Shirley Smith...
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David James Bowlin

January 10, 1984 - July 20, 2020


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Milton Charles Rider

October 20, 1952 - July 19, 2020

Milton Charles Rider, of Newton Grove, North Carolina, died Sunday, July 19th, in Johnston UNC Health Care facility, in Smithfield, North Carolina. He was born on October 20, 1952, in Shawnee, Oklahoma. Milton was known for his music and artistic abilities. He was an advanced guitarist and could play the keyboard as well. He loved to draw and paint landscaping. His career was in masonry, and...
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William Oscar Sherard

June 22, 1944 - July 19, 2020

William Oscar Sherard was the oldest son born to Exsport and Lucy Barnes Sherard on June 22, 1944, in Wayne County, North Carolina. On Sunday, July 19, 2020, God dispatched an angel to bring him home to spend eternity. At an early age, William's parents moved to the Micro/Selma Area. He graduated from Richard B. Harrison High, Selma, NC. William was a faithful and devoted member of White Rock...
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Franklin Joel Pacheco-Martinez

June 20, 1974 - July 17, 2020

All attendees are asked to wear a mask and to participate in social distancing. Graveside Service Thursday, July 23 12:00 PM Four Oaks Cemetery Four Oaks , NC
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Heibar Obed Martinez-Hernandez

December 28, 1992 - July 15, 2020

All attendees are required to wear a mask to enter the building and asked to participate in social distancing Walk through Viewing : Sunday, July 19 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM Sanders Funeral Home Chapel 806 E Market St Smithfield, NC 27577 All attendees are required to wear a mask to enter the building and asked to participate in social distancing Visitation: Monday, July 20 10:00 AM to...
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Melicent Ann Hauser Solomon

September 19, 1945 - July 14, 2020


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Charlie O'Neil Ingram, Jr.

November 22, 1963 - July 12, 2020

All attendees are required to wear a mask to enter the building and asked to participate in social distancing Visitation Saturday, July 18 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM Sanders Funeral Home Chapel 806 E Market St Smithfield, NC 27577 (919) 934-8416
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Frances Lucille Tomlinson Whitaker

May 16, 1942 - July 11, 2020

Frances Lucille Tomlinson Whitaker was born on May 16, 1942, to the late Clearthur and Beatrice Tomlinson. She departed this earthly life on July 11, 2020. Frances graduated in 1959 from Johnston County Training School, which was later renamed Johnston Central High School. Later, she enrolled in Johnston Community College and earned her Certified Nursing Assistant (CAN) Certificate. She was...
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Debra Dianne Hayes Heath

March 17, 1959 - July 10, 2020

All attendees are required to wear a mask to enter the building and asked to participate in social distancing. Visitation Tuesday, July 14 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM Sanders Funeral Home Chapel 806 E Market St Smithfield, NC 27577 (919) 934-8416 All attendees are asked to wear a mask and participate in social distancing. Graveside Service Tuesday, July 14 2:00 PM Antioch United Methodist...
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Shymeira Jadawn Smith

December 13, 1994 - July 8, 2020

Shymeira Ja'Dawn Smith, age 25 of Garner, NC transitioned to her heavenly home on July 08, 2020. In her early years, she was educated in the Johnston County School System, then later in the Wake County School System. She was employed as a healthcare technician and loved her patients and coworkers. Shymeira loved music, fashion, and kept a smile on the faces of those around her. She was...
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Arthur Harlow ''Pete'' Froiland

August 29, 1939 - July 7, 2020

Arthur "Pete" Froiland Pete Froiland of Selma N.C. peacefully left his earthly body on July 7. 2020 He was born 8/29/1939 in Milan, MN to Edward Froiland and Ida Gravdahl Froiland. He graduated from Winona State College in 1962 and worked Many years as an accountant in Minneapolis He was preceded in death by his parents, first wife, Donna, and five sisters. Surviving are sister, Norma...
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Jose Guadalupe Rodriguez Muniz

April 3, 1991 - July 7, 2020

Debido a COVID-19 , el Gobernador de Norte Carolina ha pedido que toda reunion se limite a no mas de 50 personas incluyendo el personal y todos los asistentes como clerigo, ujieres, musicos, etc. Por favor, consulte con la familia para ver si usted esta invitado. Visitacion Sabado 11 de julio, 2020 De 12:00 pm a 12:30 pm Iglesia de Santa Ana 4057 US-70 Bus Clayton, NC 27520 Sevicio...
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Kevin Troy Greene, Jr.

November 15, 1999 - July 6, 2020

Kevin Troy Greene, Jr., 20, passed away unexpectedly at home on Monday, July 6, 2020, in Raleigh, NC. He was born in Raleigh to Cheryl Harrison Jacobs and the late Kevin Troy Greene, Sr. He attended Sanderson High School in Raleigh and LBJ Job Corps in Franklin, NC. Kevin was employed at Big Ed's North and Whispering Pines Gracious Retirement Living, both in Raleigh. Kevin will be remembered...
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Harold Waynr Bartley

September 6, 1959 - July 3, 2020


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Billy Alton Thorpe

August 11, 1948 - July 3, 2020

Billy Alton Thorpe was known to his family and friends like Al and was born on August 11, 1948, in Smithfield, North Carolina to Jessie Mae Thorpe and the late Andrew Thorpe, Jr. Our Heavenly Father called him on the home on July 3, 2020. Al was a devoted father, a loving fiancé, grandfather, brother, and uncle. Our father, Al attended school at William Mason Cooper School. He worked on the...
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Bruce Frierson

April 15, 1956 - June 30, 2020

Bruce Bernard Frierson was born on April 15, 1956 in Smithfield, NC to Janie Spencer Frierson and the late Ceasar B. Frierson, Sr. He transitioned on June 30, 2020 to the other side. He graduated from Smithfield-Selma High School in 1975. He attended Winston-Salem State University where he became a member of the Alpha Phi Omega Fraternity. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from Shaw University...
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Johnny Lee Dowdy

May 9, 1974 - June 26, 2020

Johnny Lee Dowdy Jr. known as "Supreme" died unexpectedly on June 26, 2020, at the age of 46. Johnny graduated from North Moore H.S. in 1995. Later in life, he earned his certification in Personal Training and Horticulture. Johnny also worked as a butcher. Johnny was truly loved by his family. He is preceded in death by his mother, Nancy Jean Taylor; his sister, Amy Louise Dowdy-Welsh; and...
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Randy Green

June 9, 1959 - June 25, 2020

On Thursday, June 25th, God sent his angels to visit Randy, and early that morning they escorted him to his new heavenly home. Randy was born June 6, 1959, in Duplin County, North Carolina, to the late John Daniel and Mary Lee Green. Randy lived in Apex for many years, until his family moved to Harnett County and then settled in Johnson County. He attended several schools including Harnett...
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Robert Eugene Farmer

June 7, 1999 - June 21, 2020

Robert Eugene Farmer was born on June 7, 1999. He departed this earthly life on June 21, 2020. Robert was known as a kind, fun-loving, very humble spirited, well mannered, a young man who was so full of life. He was well known for his warm smile and wonderful sense of humor. He shared a love for music and sports cars. He was a huge Pittsburgh Steelers fan. He also enjoyed playing video games,...
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Joseph Franklin Wright, Sr.

December 19, 1946 - June 20, 2020

Joseph Franklin Wright Sr. better known as "Frank" born on December 19, 1946, to Mabel Beaman and Charlie Wright. Frank gained his heavenly wings on Friday, June 19, 2020, at 11:55 pm. Frank was born in Sampson County, North Carolina. He attended public schools in North Carolina and at an early age, he relocated to Washington, D.C. where he worked as a Chef in different restaurants. The last job...
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Eldorado Watson Sanders

February 6, 1947 - June 19, 2020

Mrs. Eldorado Watson Sanders, 73 transitioned on Friday, June 19, 2020, during her residency in New Bern, NC at a rehabilitation facility. Mrs. Sanders was born February 6, 1947, in Johnston County, NC to the late Edward and Thelma Watson. She is survived by two siblings, Waddell Watson of Raleigh, NC, and Jean Archibald (Hubert) of Smithfield, NC. Mrs. Sanders attended Short Journey School and...
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James McKinnon , Jr.

March 17, 1932 - June 19, 2020

James Mckinnon, Jr was born on March 17, 1932, in South Carolina to the late Lennal Dupree and James Mckinnon. James grew up in South Carolina and relocated to North Carolina as a teenager. During his life, he worked and retired from Swift Textiles, formerly known as Erwin Mills, located in Erwin NC. James attended and became a member of the Benson Chapel Holiness Church. One of James's favorite...
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Emma Louise Dublin Bojang

January 4, 1947 - June 16, 2020

Mrs. Emma Dublin Bojang was born January 4, 1947 to the late Melvin Dublin Sr., and Victoria Gales Dublin. She transitioned from labor to reward on June 16, 2020. She attended Johnston County Training School in Smithfield NC. She worked for the Johnston County Sheriff's Department as a Jailer for many years until she retired. She was a member of Mt. Zion Church Deliverance of Smithfield, NC....
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Teresa Ann Hunter McDonald

August 30, 1964 - June 15, 2020

Teresa Hunter age 55 born and raised in Smithfield NC. Daughter of Thelma and Leroy Hunter. Her nickname around her hometown was "Tea" or "Maydip." She was married to Jerry McDonald of Smithfield NC. Teresa graduated from Smithfield-Selma High in 1982. She worked as a Nursing Assistant and then went on to work for Bayer Corporation in Pharmaceuticals. Teresa enjoyed cooking, home decor, and...
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Merry Davis Hines

February 13, 1963 - June 11, 2020

On June 11, 2020, Merry D. Hines peacefully succumbed to a short illness at her home and is now at eternal rest. Merry was born on February 13, 1963, in Wake County, NC. She was the daughter of the late Pennell and Annie T. Davis. Mary attended Johnston County Public Schools and graduated in June 1981. She attended North Carolina Central University and Nursing School. She began her career ...
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Saudi Paola Salgado Carranza

July 9, 1998 - June 11, 2020

Debido a COVID-19 , el Gobernador de Norte Carolina ha pedido que toda reunion se limite a no mas de 50 personas incluyendo el personal y todos los asistentes como clerigo, ujieres, musicos, etc. Por favor, consulte con la familia para ver si usted esta invitado. Nuestro pensamientos y oraciones van a la familia de la señorita Saudi Paola Salgado Carranza de 21 años quien residia en Garner...
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Barry Scott Sanders

June 16, 1960 - June 8, 2020

Barry Scott Sanders was born June 16, 1960, to the late Earnestine Sanders and Denny Lee Sanders. On Monday, June 8, 2020, he quietly slipped into eternal rest at Rex Hospital at the age of 59. He was preceded in death by his sister Vicky Sanders. He leaves to cherish his memories his son Rodriquez (Cortilya) Hinton of Garner; two sisters Beverly Walker (Tim) of Middlesex; Theresa Sanders...
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Elsie Delois Richardson Dowdell

February 11, 1948 - June 8, 2020

Due to COVID-19, the Governor of North Carolina has asked that all gatherings be limited to no more than 50 people including staff and all attendees such as clergy, ushers, musicians, etc. Please check with the family to see if you are invited. Graveside Service: Saturday, June 13 2:00 PM Forest Hill Clayton, NC 27520
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Ja'El Amari-Nelise Williams

May 21, 2020 - June 5, 2020

Due to COVID-19, the Governor of North Carolina has asked that all gatherings be limited to no more than 50 people including staff and all attendees such as clergy, ushers, musicians, etc. Please check with the family to see if you are invited. Funeral Service: Saturday, June 13 11:00 AM Temple Baptist Church 1250 S. Pollock St. Selma, NC 27577
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Kimberly Lynette Anderson

July 23, 1971 - June 5, 2020


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Kenneth Maurice Sherard

February 5, 1959 - June 1, 2020

Due to COVID-19, the Governor of North Carolina has asked that all gatherings be limited to no more than 50 people including staff and all attendees such as clergy, ushers, musicians, etc. Please check with the family to see if you are invited. Kenneth Maurice Sherard was born February 5, 1959, at Johnston County Memorial Hospital, the tenth child of Exsport and Lucy Sherard. Throughout his...
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Cora Lee Davidson

January 29, 1960 - June 1, 2020

Due to COVID-19, the Governor of North Carolina has asked that all gatherings be limited to no more than 50 people including staff and all attendees such as clergy, ushers, musicians, etc. Please check with the family to see if you are invited. Visitation: Walk Through Viewing Only (not to exceed 10 people at once) Monday, June 8th 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM Sanders Funeral Home Chapel 806 E...
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J. Jesus Costilla Porcayo

December 24, 1973 - May 31, 2020

Nuestro pensamientos y oraciones van a la familia del Señor J. Jesus Costilla Porcayo de 46 años quien residia en 2308 Stephanie Lane Clayton, NC 27520. El Señor Costilla Porcayo fallecio el dia 31 de mayo, 2020. Debido a COVID-19, el Gobernador de Norte Carolina ha pedido que toda reunion se limite a no mas de 50 personas incluyendo el personal y todos los asistentes como clerigo,...
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Xavier "Zae" Deandre Lemon

April 13, 1993 - May 28, 2020

Walk Through Viewing Only (not to exceed 10 people at once): Thursday, June 04 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM Sanders Funeral Home Chapel 806 E Market St Smithfield, NC 27577 Due to COVID-19, the Governor of North Carolina has asked that all gatherings be limited to no more than 50 people including staff and all attendees such as clergy, ushers, musicians, etc. Please check with the family to see...
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Montice Montay ''Swagg'' Williams

June 11, 1988 - May 23, 2020

Walk Through Viewing Only (not to exceed 10 people at once): Saturday, May 30 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM Sanders Funeral Home Chapel 806 E Market St Smithfield, NC 27577 (919) 934-8416 Due to COVID-19, the Governor of North Carolina has asked that all gatherings be limited to no more than 50 people including staff and all attendees such as clergy, ushers, musicians, etc. Please check with...
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Jefferson Whitfield

September 3, 1945 - May 22, 2020

Due to COVID-19, the Governor of North Carolina has asked that all gatherings be limited to no more than 50 people including staff and all attendees such as clergy, ushers, musicians, etc. Please check with the family to see if you are invited. Walk Through Viewing Only (not to exceed 10 people at once): Thursday, May 28 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM Garris Funeral Home 812 S Center St, Mount...
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Felicia Richardson Banks

June 10, 1951 - May 21, 2020

Due to COVID-19, the Governor of North Carolina has asked that all gatherings be limited to no more than 50 people including staff and all attendees such as clergy, ushers, musicians, etc. Please check with the family to see if you are invited. Felicia Richardson Banks was born on June 10, 1951, in Baltimore, Maryland, and later made her home in Selma, North Carolina. She was preceded in going...
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Lettie Mae Raynor Allen

February 22, 1932 - May 17, 2020

Due to COVID-19, the Governor of North Carolina has asked that all gatherings be limited to no more than 50 people including staff and all attendees such as clergy, ushers, musicians, etc. Please check with the family to see if you are invited. Walk Through Viewing Only (not to exceed 10 people at once): Friday, May 22 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM Sanders Funeral Home Chapel 806 E Market St ...
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Perry Edward Bryant

March 13, 1937 - May 14, 2020

Due to COVID-19, the Governor of North Carolina has asked that all gatherings be limited to no more than 50 people including staff and all attendees such as clergy, ushers, musicians, etc. Please check with the family to see if you are invited. On March 13, 1937, a baby boy was born to Ernest and Ella Perry Bryant in Elizabeth City, North Carolina. They named him Perry Edward Bryant. Perry...
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Tyler Roy Osterhoudt

August 7, 1998 - May 13, 2020

Due to COVID-19, the Governor of North Carolina has asked that all gatherings be limited to no more than 50 people including staff and all attendees such as clergy, ushers, musicians, etc. Please check with the family to see if you are invited. Walk Through Viewing Only (not to exceed 10 people at once): Sunday, May 17 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM Sanders Funeral Home Chapel 806 E Market St ...
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Lois Jean Sanders Bass

June 2, 1954 - May 11, 2020

Due to COVID-19, the Governor of North Carolina has asked that all gatherings be limited to no more than 50 people including staff and all attendees such as clergy, ushers, musicians, etc. Please check with the family to see if you are invited. The Obituary for Lois Jean Bass June 2, 1954 - May 11, 2020 "To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord." Lois Jean Bass was...
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Zaylister ''Nit' Howell Stevens

June 12, 1926 - May 7, 2020

Due to COVID-19, the Governor of North Carolina has asked that all gatherings be limited to no more than 50 people including staff and all attendees such as clergy, ushers, musicians, etc. Please check with the family to see if you are invited. Zaylister (Nit), age 93, was the youngest of six children birthed to the late Jonah and Nancy Coley Howell. She was born in Wayne County, NC on June...
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Tracy Leon Terry

January 6, 1965 - May 4, 2020

Due to COVID-19, the Governor of North Carolina has asked that all gatherings be limited to no more than 50 people including staff and all attendees such as clergy, ushers, musicians, etc. Please check with the family to see if you are invited. Funeral Service: Sunday, May 10 1:00 PM Sanders Funeral Home Chapel 806 E Market St Smithfield, NC 27577
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James Larry Avery

October 29, 1949 - May 2, 2020

Due to COVID-19, the Governor of North Carolina has asked that all gatherings be limited to no more than 50 people including staff and all attendees such as clergy, ushers, musicians, etc. Please check with the family to see if you are invited. Walk Thur Viewing Only (not to exceed 10 people at once): Friday, May 08 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM Sanders Funeral Home Chapel 806 E Market St ...
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Willie Edward ''Chubby'' Sanders

February 4, 1952 - May 2, 2020

Due to COVID-19, the Governor of North Carolina has asked that all gatherings be limited to no more than 50 people including staff and all attendees such as clergy, ushers, musicians, etc. Please check with the family to see if you are invited. Walk Thru Viewing Only (not to exceed 10 people at once): Thursday, May 07 2:30 PM to 6:30 PM Sanders Funeral Home Chapel 806 E Market St ...
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William Earl Haley

September 30, 1932 - April 29, 2020

Due to COVID-19, the Governor of North Carolina has asked that all gatherings be limited to no more than 50 people including staff and all attendees such as clergy, ushers, musicians, etc. Please check with the family to see if you are invited. Mr. William "Earl" Haley was born on September 30, 1932 in Johnston County North Carolina. He is the third of eight siblings to Joseph Haley, Sr,...
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Jah'vere Amon Jeter

April 29, 2020 - April 29, 2020


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Glen Adrian Copenhaver

August 25, 1938 - April 28, 2020


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Alonzo McLean

November 6, 1935 - April 28, 2020

Due to COVID-19, the Governor of North Carolina has asked that all gatherings be limited to no more than 50 people including staff and all attendees such as clergy, ushers, musicians, etc. Please check with the family to see if you are invited. Walk Thur Viewing Only (not to exceed 10 people at once): Thursday, May 07 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM Sanders Funeral Home Chapel 806 E Market St ...
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Kiyaira Michaéla Kincaid

January 15, 1997 - April 28, 2020

Due to COVID-19, the Governor of North Carolina has asked that all gatherings be limited to no more than 50 people including staff and all attendees such as clergy, ushers, musicians, etc. Please check with the family to see if you are invited. Kiyaira Michea'la Kincaid was born to La'Shawn Montgomery and Karlton Kincaid on January 15th, 1997 in Johnston County, North Carolina. Kiyaira was...
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Kirino Reyes Cruz

February 13, 1979 - April 21, 2020

Debido a COVID-19, el Gobernador de Carolina del Norte ha pedido que todas las reuniones se limiten a no más de 50 personas, incluyendo personal y todos los asistentes como clérigos, acomodadores, músicos, etc. Por favor, consulte con la familia para ver si está invitado. Si tiene alguna pregunta o inquietud, llame al (919) 333-3634 Visitación: Sábado 25 de abril 10:30 AM a 12:00 PM ...
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Joseph David Sauls

January 21, 1966 - April 20, 2020


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Margaret McClamb

July 10, 1930 - April 17, 2020

Due to COVID-19, the Governor of North Carolina has asked that all gatherings be limited to no more than 50 people including staff and all attendees such as clergy, ushers, musicians, etc. Please check with the family to see if you are invited. Graveside Service: Tuesday, April 21 1:00 PM Sunset Smithfield, NC 27577
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Jesse James Sneed

September 10, 1955 - April 16, 2020

Due to COVID-19, the Governor of North Carolina has asked that all gatherings be limited to no more than 50 people including staff and all attendees such as clergy, ushers, musicians, etc. Please check with the family to see if you are invited. Jesse James Sneed, age 64, of Richmond, VA departed this life April 16, 2020. He is survived by his wife, Marie A. Knight-Sneed; mother, Cora Sneed;...
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Johnnie Stacker

March 10, 1950 - April 15, 2020

Due to COVID-19, the Governor of North Carolina has asked that all gatherings be limited to no more than 50 people including staff and all attendees such as clergy, ushers, musicians etc. Please check with the family to see if you are invited. Walk Thur Viewing Only (not to exceed 10 people at once): Saturday, April 18 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM Sanders Funeral Home Chapel 806 E Market St ...
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Kenneth Reid

June 19, 1961 - April 14, 2020

Due to COVID-19, the Governor of North Carolina has asked that all gatherings be limited to no more than 50 people including staff and all attendees such as clergy, ushers, musicians, etc. Please check with the family to see if you are invited. Walk Thru Viewing Only (not to exceed 10 people at once): Friday, April 24 2:00 PM to 7:00 PM Sanders Funeral Home Chapel 806 E Market St ...
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Tim Herring

January 15, 1944 - April 12, 2020


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Alice Morak

August 2, 1937 - April 12, 2020

Alice Louise Morak was born in Rome NY, August 2, 1937, the daughter of Charles F and Laura Frank Lamb. She spent her early life in Rome, and moved to Constableville in 1953. She graduated from Constableville Central School in 1955 and obtained her Licensed Practical Nurse training at St Joseph's School of Nursing in Yonkers NY. In 1958 she married Richard Joseph Morak. She is survived by 5...
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Thomas Grayland Watson III

September 12, 1957 - April 1, 2020


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Reber Lee Danner Neal

August 15, 1931 - March 31, 2020


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