Obituary announcements for Goldsboro and Wayne County, NC

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Friday, October 24, 2014

GLORIA M. JONES-PRYCE

March 31, 1945-Oct. 18, 2014 Minister Gloria M. Jones-Pryce, 69, New York, formerly of Wayne County, died Saturday at home. Funeral will be Saturday at 2:30 p.m. in J.B. Rhodes Jr. Memorial Chapel at J.B. Rhodes Funeral Home and...

DOROTHY H. BELL

Died Oct. 22, 2014 Dorothy H. Bell, 87, 204 E. Oak St., died Wednesday at Life Care Hospital of Rocky Mount. Funeral will be Sunday at 2 p.m. at Hamilton Funeral Chapel, with elder Matthew McNair officiating. Burial will...

HAZEL C. SANDERSON BEST

Sept. 4, 1935-Oct. 23, 2014 Hazel Catherine Sanderson Best, 79, Mount Olive, died Thursday at Carolina East Hospice Care Center in Kenansville. Funeral will be 6 p.m. Saturday at Community Funeral Home of Warsaw, with visitation following. Graveside service...

EDNA F. BOTTOMS

Oct. 27, 1930-Oct. 23, 2014 Edna Fleming Bottoms, 83, Pikeville, passed away Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014, at Woodard Care in Goldsboro. Edna was born in Wayne County Oct. 27, 1930, to the late James Roland Fleming Sr. and Ora...

DONOVAN CAPERS

Donovan Capers, 21 months old, 402 Whitfield Drive, died today in Vidant Medical Center in Greenville. Arrangements are pending at Haskins Funeral Home....

LULA FAIL LITTLETON CARLSON

Oct. 20, 1918-Oct. 23,2014 Lula Fail Littleton Carlson, 96, Goldsboro, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2014, at Kitty Askins Hospice Center. Lula was born in Wayne County Oct. 20, 1918, to the late N.W. and Mary Wilkins Fail. She...

DORIAN T. EDWARDS

Died Oct. 19, 2014 Dorian Tawan Edwards, 19, 5213 Patrick Lane, Wilson, died Sunday at Moses-Cone Memorial Hospital in Greensboro. Memorial service will be noon Saturday at Hamilton Funeral Chapel in Wilson....

MARY "PUDDING" ROUSE GARRETT

July 31, 1937-Oct. 20, 2014 Mary "Pudding" Rouse Garrett, 25 Clifton Ave., Newark, N.J., passed Oct. 20. She was born July 31, 1937, in Wayne County to the late Clarence and Lauretta Bryant Rouse. She is survived by four...

CATHERINE STALLINGS GRAHAM

Died Oct. 16, 2014 Catherine Stallings Graham, 95, Pink Hill, died Oct. 16 at Brian Center of Wallace. Funeral will be at Graham Chapel Church in Pink Hill Saturday at 11 am., with pastor Robert Edward Pearl Sr. officiating....

BEVERLY J. POLITZ HARE

Oct. 22, 1942-Oct. 22, 2015 Beverly Jean Politz Hare, 72, died Wednesday at home. Graveside service will be 11 a.m. Saturday in Selma Memorial Gardens, with pastor Marvin E. Wiggins officiating. She was born Oct. 22, 1942, in Wilkes-Barre,...

JAMES HUNTER MERCER

March 21, 1941-Oct. 22, 2014 James Hunter Mercer, after years of illness, went to be with his Lord and savior Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, surrounded by his family and friends. James was born in Lenoir County March 21, 1941,...

BOBBY G. PEARCE

May 30, 1928-Oct. 23, 2014 Bobbie Gray Pearce, 86, Progressive Church Road, Princeton, died Thursday at Wayne Memorial Hospital. A Masonic graveside service will be 11 a.m. Saturday in Princeton Cemetery. Born May 30, 1928, he was the son...

LUCILE CLARK ROSE

Feb. 25, 1913-Oct. 22, 2014 Lucile Clark Rose, Fuquay-Varina, born Feb. 25, 1913, passed away peacefully Oct. 22, 2014. She had made her home at Windsor Point since 1998. Lucile was a member of Fuquay-Varina Baptist Church since 1957....

MILDRED W. SMITH

July 10, 1921-Oct. 23, 2014 Mildred Williams Smith, 93, Seven Springs, moved to her heavenly home Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014. She was born July 10, 1921, in Lenoir County to the late Lucky and Ellen Whitley Williams. Mildred was...

BRYAN L. TAYLOR

March 10, 1954-Oct. 21, 2014 Bryan Lawrence Taylor, 60, died Tuesday, Oct. 21, in Johnson City, Tenn. A native of Jacksonville, Fla., he had been a Cumberland County resident before relocating to the Mount Olive area. He was a...

DOROTHY H. WATERS

March 8, 1936-Oct. 23, 2014 Dorothy Holmes Waters, resident of White Flash community near Mount Olive, passed away Thursday afternoon, Oct. 23, at Vidant Duplin Hospital. She was 78 years old. Funeral services for her will be held Saturday,...

JESSE WILLIAMS

Died Oct. 18, 2014 Jesse Williams, 55, Rose Hill, died Saturday at Wayne Memorial Hospital. Funeral will be 3 p.m. Saturday at Hawes Funeral Home chapel in Warsaw. Visitation will be 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday....

Thursday, October 23, 2014

MAVIS THIGPEN BENEFIELD

Feb. 27, 1937-Oct. 22, 2014 Mavis Thigpen Benefield, 77, died Wednesday with all her family by her side in Vidant Edgecombe Hospital. Funeral service Thursday at 7:30 p.m. at Unity Fellowship Church, 697 Community Drive, Goldsboro. The Rev. Kelvin...

LULA FAIL LITTLETON CARLSON

Lula Fail Littleton Carlson, 96, died today at Kitty Askins Hospice Center. Arrangements are pending at Seymour Funeral Home and Cremation Service....

JANE PERRY CATES

Died Oct. 18, 2014 Jane Perry Cates, an exceptional woman, 72, Plantation Road, passed away Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014, at Kitty Askins Hospice Center after a 3-plus-year battle with stage four colon cancer. Ms. Cates was a member of...

JULIUS D. CRENSHAW

July 5, 1989-Oct. 19, 2014 Julius Devon Crenshaw, 25, 410 W. Railroad Ave., Princeton, died Sunday. Funeral will be Saturday at 1 p.m. at Mount Zion Bible Church of God. Burial will be in Princeton Cemetery. He was born...

JANKIE D. DAVIS

Died Oct. 17, 2014 Jankie Darden Davis died Oct. 17, 2014, in Hampton, Va. Funeral services will be held Friday at 10 a.m. at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Hampton, Va. She was the daughter of the late Roosevelt and...

CLEO GRADY

June 14, 1938-Oct. 20, 2014 Cleo Grady, 76, 315 Wilmington St., died Monday in Wayne Memorial Hospital. Funeral will be Friday at 6 p.m. in James T. Haskins Memorial Chapel of Haskins Funeral Home. Burial with military honors will...

PERCY L. GRAHAM SR.

Nov. 23, 1945-Oct. 19, 2014 Percy Lee Graham Sr., 68, 815 Crawford St., died Sunday at the Brian Center of Goldsboro. Funeral will be Saturday at 11 a.m. in J.B. Rhodes Jr. Memorial Chapel at J.B. Rhodes Funeral Home...

AVA ALDRIDGE HINSON

March 24, 1947-Oct. 21, 2014 Ava Louise Aldridge Hinson, 67, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014, at Kitty Askins Center surrounded by her family. She was born March 24, 1947, to the late Fred Alton Aldridge and Elizabeth "Betty"...

JOSHUA MONTRELL HOLMES

July 12, 1991-Oct. 19, 2014 Mr. Joshua Montrell Holmes, 23, 104 Holland Hill Drive, passed Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014, at Vidant Medical Center in Greenville as a result of a motorcycle accident. Joshua was born in Wayne County to...

JEAN AGNES SWOPE LUTZ

Sept. 10, 1923-Oct. 20, 2014 Jean Agnes Swope Lutz, 91, passed away at Willow Creek Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Mrs. Lutz was born in St. Joseph, Mo., Sept. 10, 1923, to the late Edward Joseph and Teresa Cunningham Swope....

JAMES MERCER

James Mercer, 73, died Wednesday at Vidant Medical Center. Arrangements are pending at Seymour Funeral Home and Cremation Service....

NEZZIE FAISON SIMMONS

Died Oct. 16, 2014 Nezzie Faison Simmons, 92, Winston-Salem, formerly of Faison died Oct. 16 at The Oaks of Winston-Salem. Funeral will be Saturday at 1 p.m. at Poplar Grove Missionary Baptist Church in Faison, with pastor Willie Alford...

MILDRED SMITH

Mildred Smith, Seven Springs, died today at Kitty Askins Hospice Center. Arrangements are pending at Rouse Funeral Home of LaGrange....

JOANNE WILKERSON STEVENS

Died Oct. 17, 2014 Mrs. Joanne Wilkerson Stevens, 83, Tega Cay, S.C., died Friday, Oct. 17, 2014, at Wayne T. Patrick Hospice House, Rock Hill, S.C. Funeral services will be private at a later date. The family will receive...

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

LUTHER L. BRIGGINS

Luther L. Briggins, 81, 2201 Royal Ave., Apt. 129, died Tuesday at Wayne Memorial Hospital. Arrangements are pending at J.B. Rhodes Funeral Home and Cremations....

JEAN COX CHASE

Dec. 25, 1956-Sept. 24, 2014 Jean Cox Chase, Charlottesville, Va., died Wednesday, Sept. 24, at the University of Virginia Medical Center in Charlottesville. Funeral Saturday, Oct. 25, 3 p.m. Eureka United Methodist Church, followed by inurnment in Eureka Cemetery....

EVELYN JOHNSON DEVANE

Evelyn Johnson Devane, 61, 218 E. Main St., Rose Hill, died Friday. Arrangements are pending at J.B. Rhodes Funeral Home and Cremations....

ROBERT M. GIDDENS

Died Oct. 21, 2014 Robert M. Giddens, 58, died Oct. 21, 2014. Funeral service will be Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, at 6 p.m. at West and Dunn Funeral Home chapel in Newton Grove. The family will receive friends immediately...

AVA ALDRIDGE HINSON

Ava Louise Aldridge Hinson, 67, died Tuesday at Kitty Askins Center. Arrangements are pending at Seymour Funeral Home and Cremation Service Inc....

GERALDINE SMITH JONES

Feb. 18, 1941-Oct. 20, 2014 Mrs. Geraldine Smith Jones, 73, 109 Ballance Road, passed Monday morning, Oct. 20, 2014, at Kitty Askins Hospice Center. The celebration of her life will be held Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014, at 11 a.m....

MARGARET MCCAIN SULLIVAN KIRBY

Died Oct. 21, 2014 Margaret McCain Sullivan Kirby, 88, Blalock Road, Lucama, died Tuesday. Graveside service will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Kenly Cemetery, with the Rev. De Wayne Eakes officiating. Born in Wilson County, she was the daughter...

JEAN AGNES SWOPE LUTZ

Sept. 10, 1923-Oct. 20, 2014 Jean Agnes Swope Lutz, 91, passed away at Willow Creek Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Mrs. Lutz was born in St. Joseph, Mo., Sept. 10, 1923, to the late Edward Joseph and Teresa Cunningham Swope....

MARIE EDMUNDSON MUMFORD

Nov. 20, 1933-Oct. 20, 2014 Marie Edmundson Mumford, 80, Orlando, Fla., passed away Monday, Oct. 20, 2014. She was born Nov. 20, 1933, in Wilson County, N.C. She is survived by her husband, Earl; daughters, Sam Walsh and Debbie...

DR. DOUGLAS MACARTHUR RUSSELL

Feb. 15, 1942-Oct. 16, 2014 Dr. Douglas MacArthur Russell, 72, Morehead City, passed away peacefully at home Thursday, Oct. 16. He was born Feb. 15, 1942, in Dover, N.C., to Lucille Fordham and Lawrence McCabe Russell. Doug attended early...

FERMON SMITH

Fermon Smith, 88, resident of Cornerstone Nursing and Rehabilitation in Dunn, died today. Arrangements are pending at Haskins Funeral Home....

BRYAN L. TAYLOR

Bryan Lawrence Taylor, 60, formerly of Mount Olive, died Tuesday in Johnson City, Tenn. Arrangements are pending at Tyndall Funeral Home....

NORMA JEANETTE HAUCK THROM

April 3, 1921-Oct. 12, 2014 Norma Jeanette Hauck Throm, 93, passed away Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014, at Wayne Memorial Hospital surrounded by her family. Norma was born in Buffalo, N.Y., April 3, 1921, to the late Martin Paul Hauck...

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

GLORIA M. JONES-PRYCE

Minister Gloria M. Jones-Pryce, 69, New York, formerly of Wayne County, died Saturday at home. Arrangements are pending at J.B. Rhodes Funeral Home and Cremations....

BARBARA DAVIS BERKELEY

June 28, 1932-Oct. 19, 2014 Barbara Jane Davis Berkeley, 82, Goldsboro, passed away Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014, at her home surrounded by her family. Barbara was born in Washington, D.C., June 28, 1932, the daughter of Earl M. Davis...

JAMES BERNARD IRVING

Died Oct. 16, 2014 In loving memory of James Bernard Irving. "The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord: and he delighteth in his way." (Psalm 37:23) James B. Irving (1954-2014), affectionately known as "Jazz," was...

JULIUS D. CRENSHAW

Julius Devon Crenshaw, 25, 410 W. Railroad Ave., Princeton, died Sunday. Arrangements are pending at Haskins Funeral Home....

JANKIE DARDEN DAVIS

Jankie Darden Davis, formerly of Goldsboro, died Friday in Hampton, Va. Arrangements are pending at Nickelson-Cummings Funeral Home in Hampton....

DORIAN T. EDWARDS

Dorian Towan Edwards, 19, 5213 Patrick Lane, Wilson, died Sunday in Greensboro. Arrangements are pending at Hamilton Funeral Chapel of Wilson....

RONALD LEE EVERETT

Jan. 8, 1944-Oct. 17, 2014 Mr. Ronald Lee Everett, 70, 106 Jessica Place, passed Friday night, Oct. 17, 2014, at home surrounded by his family. The celebration of his life will be held Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014, at 11...

DEAN RAY. FIELDS

Died Oct. 15, 2014 Dean Ray Fields, 66, died Oct. 15, 2014. Graveside service was Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014, at 3 p.m. Interment was at Westbrook-Fields Family Cemetery. Survivors include sons, Ricky Fields and girlfriend, Pam, of Nahunta and...

CLEO GRADY

Cleo Grady, 76, 315 Wilmington St., died Monday in Wayne Memorial Hospital. Arrangements are pending at Haskins Funeral Home....

RUTH F. HARRELL

Nov. 15, 1925-Oct. 19, 2014 Ruth Ferrell Harrell, 88, died Sunday afternoon at the Brian Center. Born in Wilson County, she was the daughter of the late Gray and Ida Holland Ferrell, and wife of the late Ernest Asa...

WILBERT L. JONES

Died Oct. 13, 2014 Wilbert Lee Jones died Oct. 13. Funeral will be Wednesday at noon at Wayne Memorial Park. He was the son of the late Lohnnie Jones and Clara Mae Dickerson. He was married to Jessie Lee...

JEAN LUTZ

Jean Lutz, 91, died Monday at Wiilow Creek Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Arrangements are pending at Howell Funeral Home and Crematory....

MARGARET MOORE

Margaret Moore, 88, Mount Olive, died Sunday at Wayne Memorial Hospital. Arrangements are pending at Garris Funeral Home....

NORMA JEANETTE HAUCK THROM

April 3, 1921-Oct. 12, 2014 Norma Jeanette Hauck Throm, 93, passed away Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014, at Wayne Memorial Hospital surrounded by her family. Norma was born in Buffalo, N.Y., April 3, 1921, to the late Martin Paul Hauck...

Monday, October 20, 2014

BARBARA J. BERKELEY

Barbara Jane Davis Berkeley, 82, died Sunday at home. Arrangements are pending at Seymour Funeral Home and Cremation Service....

RUBY USHER BLANCHARD

July 14, 1918-Oct. 19, 2014 Ruby Usher Blanchard, 96, peacefully passed away Oct. 19, 2014, at Parish Family Care Home in Warsaw, N.C. Ruby was born in Rose Hill, N.C., July 14, 1918. She was the daughter of the...

PERCY L. GRAHAM SR.

Percy Lee Graham Sr., 68, died Sunday at the Brian Center. Arrangements are pending at J.B. Rhodes Funeral Home and Cremations....

RUTH F. HARRELL

Ruth Ferrell Harrell, 88, died Sunday at the Brian Center. Arrangements are pending at Shumate-Faulk Funeral Home and Crematory....

JOSHUA M. HOLMES

Joshua Montrell Holmes, 23, 104 Hollandhill Drive, died Sunday at Vidant Medical Center as a result of a motorcycle accident. Arrangements are pending at Garris Funeral Home....

GERALDINE SMITH JONES

Geraldine Smith Jones, 73, died today at Kitty Askins Hospice Center. Arrangements are pending at J.B. Rhodes Funeral Home and Cremations....

LOUIS HENRY JORDAN

Aug. 15, 1920-Oct. 17, 2014 Louis Henry Jordan, 1721 Swains Mill Road, Harrellsville, died Friday at the age of 94. Louis was born Aug. 15, 1920, to the late Flora Mae Lewis and Richard Whitfield Jordan. They lived in...

MALIYAH N. ROBINSON

Oct. 22, 2013-Oct. 13, 2014 Maliyah Nacoll Robinson, 11 months old, 505 N. Vance St., Fremont, died Oct. 13 in Vidant Care Hospital in Greenville. Funeral will be Wednesday at 1 p.m. at St. James Church of Christ. Burial...