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

Heriberto Martinez

November 8, 1973 - January 19, 2021

Visitation: Friday, January 22 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM Parish Center 4057 U.S. 70 Business Clayton, NC 27520 Funeral Mass: Saturday, January 23 1:00 PM St. Ann's Catholic Church 4057 U.S. 70 Business Clayton, NC 27520
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Allen Heath

January 11, 1955 - January 18, 2021


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Beverly Jean Edwards Jordon

March 4, 1961 - January 16, 2021


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Stephanie Vernice Campbell Turner

July 1, 1958 - January 16, 2021

Visitation: Wednesday, January 20 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM Sanders Funeral Home Chapel 806 E Market St Smithfield, NC 27577 (919) 934-8416 Graveside Service: Thursday, January 21 12:30 PM Forest Hill Clayton, NC 27520
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Lula Marie Rouse

October 11, 1935 - January 14, 2021

Visitation: Monday, January 18 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM Sanders Funeral Home Chapel 806 E Market St Smithfield, NC 27577 (919) 934-8416 Graveside Service: Tuesday, January 19 1:00 PM Selma Memorial Gardens Selma, NC 27576
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Kay Frances Overby

September 25, 1954 - January 12, 2021


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Beulah Frances Mangum Sanders

November 18, 1935 - January 12, 2021

Visitation: Tuesday, January 19 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM Sanders Funeral Home Chapel 806 E Market St Smithfield, NC 27577 (919) 934-8416 Graveside Service: Wednesday, January 20 12:00 PM Price Cemetery Selma, NC
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Esther Mae Donald Atkinson

September 22, 1928 - January 9, 2021

Visitation Friday, January 15 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM Sanders Funeral Home Chapel 806 E Market St Smithfield, NC 27577 (919) 934-8416 Graveside Service Saturday, January 16 12:00 PM Price Cemetery Selma, NC
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Patricia Dianne Holmes , Bryant

September 15, 1946 - January 9, 2021

Visitation: Thursday, January 14 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM Sanders Funeral Home Chapel 806 E Market St Smithfield, NC 27577 (919) 934-8416 Graveside Service: Friday, January 15 1:00 PM Sunset Smithfield, NC 27577
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Thelma Elizabeth Phillips Mitchener

February 26, 1943 - January 9, 2021

Thelma Elizabeth Phillips Mitchener was born on February 26, 1943, to the late Minnie Sasser and Frank Phillips. Thelma transitioned peacefully on January 9, 2021, at WakeMed in Raleigh, NC. She is preceded in death by husband Donnie Mitchener, her parents, Minnie Sasser and Frank Phillips, daughter, Annie Atkinson Wiggins, and sister, Louise Webb. Thelma attended ...
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Brandon Andres Reinoso

January 7, 2021 - January 7, 2021

Graveside Service: Tuesday, January 19 11:00 AM Selma Memorial Gardens Selma, NC 27576
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Bernice Jackson

March 27, 1938 - January 4, 2021

Memorial Service: Saturday, January 16 12:00 PM Sanders Funeral Home Chapel 806 E Market St Smithfield, NC 27577 (919) 934-8416
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Rosa Lee Barnes

July 6, 1926 - January 3, 2021

Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic restrictions, all attendees must wear a mask whether attending the viewing or the services. No Exceptions. Ms. Rosa Lee Barnes was born on July 6, 1926, to the late Lina and Pete Barnes of Pine Level, NC. She departed this life on January 3, 2021, at Johnston UNC Health in Smithfield, NC. Rosa Lee was a member of Giles Chapel OFWB Church. Rosa Lee enjoyed...
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Gloria Mary Baumann Pieloch

August 21, 1948 - January 3, 2021


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Cassandra Robinette Ward Williams

June 20, 1976 - January 2, 2021

Minister Cassandra Robinette Ward Williams (who was affectionately called "Pee Wee" by the family) was born to the late Pastor Nellie and Deacon Clyde Ward, Sr. on June 20, 1976 in Johnston County, North Carolina. She transitioned from this earthly life on January 2, 2021 at home. Cassandra was the youngest child of eighteen children born to her parents. She was married to Derek Williams and to...
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Moses Lee Thomas

April 2, 1935 - December 30, 2020

Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic restrictions, all attendees must wear a mask whether attending the viewing or the services. No Exceptions. Moses Lee Thomas was born on April 2, 1935. He departed this earthly life on December 30, 2020 at Johnston UNC Health in Smithfield, NC. During his younger years, he had a reputation of being one heck of a man who enjoyed his life to the fullest especially...
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Concepcion Pena Rivas

February 16, 1956 - December 26, 2020

Nuestros pensamientos y oraciones van a la familia de la señora Concepcion Rivas de 64 años quien residia en Selma, NC. La señora Rivas fallecio el dia 26 de diciembre 2020 en Su residencia. Por favor visite nuestra pagina www.Rlsandersfuneralhome.net para dejar sus condolencias. Se pide a todos los asistentes que usen mascarilla y participen en el distanciamiento social. Debido a las...
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Deborah Gail Davis

October 24, 1961 - December 23, 2020

Memorial Service Sunday, January 17 1:00 PM Sanders Funeral Home Chapel 806 E Market St Smithfield, NC 27577 (919) 934-8416
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Jimmy Lee McCoy, Jr.

August 1, 1950 - December 22, 2020

Jimmie Lee McCoy Jr. was called home to be with the Lord on December 22, 2020. Jimmie McCoy was born on August 1, 1950, to Carrie McCoy Lynn. He graduated from Johnston Central High School (Formally JCTS). Jimmie was a chef at North Carolina State University where he used his God-given skills. He also worked at Wendy's until his health caused him to be unable to work. ...
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Danielle Yvette Lee Bowman

August 30, 1963 - December 21, 2020

LIFE REFLECTION Danielle Yvette Lee Bowman was born on August 30, 1963 to the late Marie McSwain and Daniel Lee in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She was the oldest daughter of seven children: Darryl (deceased), Dana, Shawn, Dina, Stequila, and Anna Marie. Danielle was raised in both North Carolina and Philadelphia, where she was educated by the Philadelphia School System. Danielle had many jobs...
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Stephen Clarence "Ropie" McKoy

July 30, 1960 - December 17, 2020

Stephen Clarence McKoy fondly known as "Ropie" was born in Dunn, North Carolina on July 30, 1960, to the late Stephen McKoy and Hazel Mae McKoy. He went home peacefully to his eternal home on December 17, 2020, from his earthly home in Augusta, Georgia. Stephen graduated from Dunn High School in Dunn, NC. Stephen loved fishing, watching football, playing the drums,...
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Alejandro Reanos

April 24, 1929 - December 17, 2020

Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic restrictions, all attendees must wear a mask whether attending the viewing or the services. No Exceptions. Visitation: Saturday, December 19 4:00 PM to 9:00 PM Sanders Funeral Home Chapel 806 E Market St Smithfield, NC 27577 (919) 934-8416 Graveside Service: Sunday, December 20 10:00 AM Maplewood Clayton, NC 27520
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Clinton Joseph Sanders

June 25, 1932 - December 17, 2020

Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic restrictions, all attendees must wear a mask whether attending the viewing or the services. No Exceptions. Visitation Sunday, December 20 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM Sanders Funeral Home Chapel 806 E Market St Smithfield, NC 27577 (919) 934-8416 Entombment Monday, December 21 1:00 PM Pinecrest Cemetery 12830 US 70 Business Hwy W. Clayton, NC 27520 Clinton...
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Raymundo Cruz Aguilar

January 1, 1973 - December 15, 2020

Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic restrictions, all attendees must wear a mask whether attending the viewing or the services. No Exceptions Funeral Mass: Tuesday, December 22 12:00 PM St. Ann's Catholic Church 4057 U.S. 70 Business Clayton, NC 27520 Interment: Tuesday December 22 Maplewood Clayton, NC 27520
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Jaylen Ray Boykin

April 16, 2016 - December 12, 2020

Jaylen Ray Boykin was born on April 16, 2016, to Kimberly Boykin and Tracey D. Jackson, Jr. He departed this life on his paternal grandfather's birthday on December 12, 2020. Jaylen was known for his wide affectionate smile, outgoing personality, & friendly demeanor. From North Carolina to Delaware Jaylen touched many lives and was shown so much love. He was called by many names, ...
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Linda Dublin Levy

September 16, 1948 - December 12, 2020

A mask is required to enter the building. Walk-through viewing only, not to exceed 10 people at a time. Visitation: Friday, December 18 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM Sanders Funeral Home Chapel 806 E Market St Smithfield, NC 27577 (919) 934-8416 Graveside Service: Saturday, December 19 2:00 PM Sunset Smithfield, NC 27577 Linda Kay (Dublin) Levy was the daughter of the late David Dublin...
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Ida Juanita Faison Sims

May 28, 1951 - December 11, 2020

Mrs. Ida F. Sims was born to the late Sammie Lee Faison and Zola Davis Faison on May 28, 1951, in Johnston County, North Carolina. She slept away in Christ on December 11, 2020. She was preceded in death by her husband, Daniel (Boone) Sims. Ida was a member of the House of Prayer, Inc. located in Clayton, North Carolina. As a member of the House of Prayer, she served on the Finance Committee,...
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Leamon Jones, Jr.

August 14, 1942 - December 9, 2020

All Attendees are required to wear a mask to enter the building and to participate in social distancing. Memorial Service: Saturday, December 19 1:00 PM Sanders Funeral Home Chapel 806 E Market St Smithfield, NC 27577 (919) 934-8416 Leamon Jones, Jr was born on August 14, 1942 in Johnston County, NC to the late Leamon Jones, Sr and Flora Marie Anderson. He went home peacefully to his...
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Evelyn Lyons "Rootie" Lee

August 14, 1943 - December 7, 2020

Evelyn Lyons Lee, known to many as "Rootsie," was born August 14, 1943, to the late Alford Lyons and Lila Simms Lyons. She was called gently called home and entered eternal rest on Monday, December 7, 2020. She was married to Aaron Gerald Lee. She proceeded in death by her sisters, Ethel Lyons Hopkins, Lena Simms Stevens, Rosa Lyons Stevens, and Luvenia Mayo Daniel; her brothers, Harold Lyons...
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Hubert Leroy Jones , Jr.

May 30, 1953 - December 5, 2020

All Attendees are required to wear a mask and are asked to participate in social distancing. Interment with Military Honors: Saturday, December 12 10:00 AM Pineville Cemetery 170 Motorcycle Rd. Clayton, NC
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Belinda Lee Carroll

April 12, 1942 - December 3, 2020

Broadcasting Live Stream On Sanders Funeral Home Facebook Page Saturday, December 12 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM Sanders Funeral Home Chapel 806 E Market St Smithfield, NC 27577 (919) 934-8416 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 Visitation: Saturday, December 12...
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Larry Lee Sanders

June 10, 1957 - December 3, 2020

Larry Lee Sanders was one of seven children born to the late Joe and Swanie Sanders on June 10, 1957. He departed this life on Thursday, December 3, 2020. Larry attended Johnston County Schools. He was a foreman at Landing Produce for many years. He is proceeded in death by the following: his parents, Joe and Swanie Sanders, his wife, Shelia Duff Sanders; his brother, Tommie D. Sanders,...
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Mary Elizabeth Hannah Lennon

November 2, 1960 - December 2, 2020

All Attendees are required to wear a mask to enter the building and asked to participate in social distancing. Visitation: Thursday, December 10 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM Ecclesia Fellowship COGIC 2504 Garner Rd. Raleigh, NC 27610 All Attendees are required to wear a mask to enter the building and asked to participate in social distancing. Funeral Service: Thursday, December 10 11:00 AM ...
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Leonard Russell Sims

November 27, 1966 - November 30, 2020

Leonard Russell Sims "Russell AKA DOC" was born in Johnston County to the late Jessie Mae Benton Sims and Preston Sims on November 27, 1966. He departed this earthly life at home and entered into his rest on November 30, 2020. Russell Sims was educated by Johnston county public school system and Wake county school system. He attended Richard B. Harrison, Smithfield Selma, and Athens Drive. On...
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Cassandra Tracy Mitchener

April 30, 1974 - November 28, 2020

Cassandra Tracy Mitchener, daughter of Bertha Mitchener and the late Jasper Mitchener, was born on April 30, 1974, in Smithfield, NC. Cassandra graduated from Smithfield-Selma Senior High School in 1993. Cassandra was an active member of the school chorus and a member of the cross country team. After graduating, she attended the Governor Morehead School in Raleigh,...
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Gerald Lynn Monk

July 14, 1950 - November 25, 2020

Obituary"My sheep hear My voice, I know them, and they follow me. John 10: 27. Gerald Lynn Monk, born July 14, 1950, in Washington, D.C.to the late Commodore Harvey Monk, Sr, and Davetter Butler Monk Shepard, peacefully answered his Heavenly Father's voice the morning of November 25, 2020, at home. He was baptized at an early age in the Mount Pleasant Missionary Baptist Church, Clinton NC, and...
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Fredy Chaves Perlaza

June 12, 1951 - November 24, 2020

Freddy Alberto Chaves Perlaza ese era su nombre, siempre le gustó qué le escribieran todo sus nombres y apellidos completos. Quiso y adoro a su esposa Daira , estuvieron casados por 40 años, se casaron en Colombia y 6 años después renovaron sus votos matrimoniales en NYC. El fue un gran ser humano, muy buen amigo siempre tenía una palabra de cariño para todos ,ayudó al qué necesitaba de...
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Octaviano Gonzalez Sanchez

May 4, 1975 - November 23, 2020

All Attendees are required to wear a mask to enter the building and to participate in social distancing. Visitation: Wednesday, November 25 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM St. Ann's Catholic Church 4057 U.S. 70 Business Clayton, NC 27520 All Attendees are required to wear a mask to enter the building and to participate in social distancing. Funeral Mass: Friday, November 27 10:30 AM St. Ann's...
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Jaqkwon ''Cowboy'' Anthony Mingus

May 28, 1997 - November 21, 2020

Ja'Qkwon Anthony Mingus (CowBoy) of Smithfield, NC passed away unexpectedly on November 21, 2020 (Saturday). Our loved one stepped across the threshold to begin eternal life. He completed his life here, but his beautiful memories will forever be cherished in the hearts of his family and friends. JaQkwon was born May 28, 1997 in San Diego, ...
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Ray Parker , Sr.

January 19, 1956 - November 19, 2020

Ray Parker, Sr was born in Sampson County, NC on January 19, 1956 to the late Mable Louise Jones of Newton Grove and the late Robert Lee Jones of Sampson County. Ray graduated in 1974 from Hobbton High School in Newton Grove, NC. In 1975, he married the late Judy Faye O'Neal Parker in Dillon, SC. Ray worked at K.R. Edwards for over a decade and became a manager for his hard work....
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Donald Gray Spells, Jr.

February 2, 1964 - November 15, 2020

All attendees are required to wear a mask to enter the building and to participate in social distancing. Visitation: Wednesday, November 18 1:00 PM to 2:00 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 Service: Thursday, November 19 1:00 PM Spells Family...
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Aubrey Isabella Grace Ogletree

November 12, 2020 - November 12, 2020


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Guadalupe Valenzuela

April 12, 1995 - November 12, 2020

Visitation: Friday, November 20 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM Friday, November 20 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM St. Ann's Catholic Church 4057 U.S. 70 Business Clayton, NC 27520 Funeral Mass: Saturday, November 21 12:00 PM St. Ann's Catholic Church 4057 U.S. 70 Business Clayton, NC 27520 Interment: Saturday November 21 Pinecrest Cemetery 12830 US 70 Business Hwy W. Clayton, NC 27520
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Sarah Louise Jones

October 25, 1970 - November 11, 2020


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Freeman Jackson Sullivan

October 9, 1949 - November 3, 2020

Freeman Jackson Sullivan was born on October 9, 1949, to William Taft Sullivan and Flonnie Frances Sullivan. He departed this earthly life on November 3, 2020. Jack loved the simple country life. He enjoyed working on cars, hunting, fishing, and hanging out in his barn. A simple man he was, but to those whose path he crossed they would find many precious memories of him and would recall him to...
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Billy Ray Godwin

April 5, 1947 - November 3, 2020

All Attendees are required to wear a mask to enter the building and to participate in social distancing. Visitation: Saturday, November 07 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM Sanders Funeral Home 806 E. Market St. Smithfield, NC 27577 All Attendees are asked to wear a mask and to participate in social distancing. Graveside Service: Sunday, November 08 1:00 PM Selma Memorial Gardens Selma, NC...
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Warren Lee Ethridge III

May 12, 1942 - November 2, 2020

Warren Lee Ethridge III (nickname Boise) was born on May 12, 1942 in Duplin County to the late Revered Warren Lee Ethridge Jr. and Ora Lee Rogers Ethridge. He transitioned to His heavenly home on Monday, November 2, 2020. His son Tremes Ethridge and Brothers Overseer Robert Jacobs and Sandy Rogers preceded him in death. Warren attended Shepard High School in Zebulon NC. One of his first jobs...
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Clarence Leon Wilkerson

January 7, 1951 - October 29, 2020


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Carmelita Malicsi Van Koots

September 6, 1947 - October 25, 2020

All Attendees are required to wear a mask to enter the building and asked to participate in social distancing. Funeral Mass Monday, November 02 10:00 AM St. Ann's Catholic Church 4057 U.S. 70 Business Clayton, NC 27520 All Attendees are asked to wear a mask and to participate in social distancing. Interment Monday November 02 Oakwood Cemetery 701 Oakwood Avenue, Raleigh ,...
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Jimmy Hall

January 31, 1961 - October 23, 2020

All Attendees are required to wear a mask to enter the building and to participate in social distancing. Visitation: Saturday, November 07 10:00 AM to 12:30 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 Service: Saturday, November 07 1:00 PM Selma...
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Vicente Herrera

February 18, 1956 - October 23, 2020

All Attendees are required to wear a mask to enter the building and asked to participate in social distancing. Visitation: (not to exceed 10 people at a time) Saturday, October 31 3:00 PM to 8:00 PM Sanders Funeral Home Chapel 806 E Market St Smithfield, NC 27577
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Sincere Terrell Corbett

April 2, 2000 - October 21, 2020

Sincere Terrell Corbett started his journey on April 2, 2000, in Raleigh, North Carolina. He stopped counting the years on October 21, 2020, at the age of 20. Those who knew Sincere, even just a little lost a shining light in their lives. He had a deep love for his family. He cherished the time they spent together playing practical jokes on each other and enjoyed family dinners. Thanksgiving...
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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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