04/20/06 — LEON NEWCOMB

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April 27, 1937-April 18, 2006

Leon Earl Newcomb, 68, of Ridge Drive, died Tuesday at Kitty Askins Hospice Center.

The funeral will be held on tonight at 7 in the chapel of Howell Funeral Home & Crematory in Goldsboro. Rev. Jimmy Earp will officiate. A graveside service will be held on Friday at 11 a.m. at Wayne Memorial Park.

Mr. Newcomb was a Johnston County native and was the son of Ruth I. Newcomb, a resident of the Brian Center, and the late Joseph Newcomb. He retired from O'Berry Center as a health care technician and served in the United States Army, attaining the rank of Specialist 4 (SP4, E4).

In addition to his mother, Mr. Newcomb is survived by two daughters, Delaine Tucker, and her husband, Joe, of Goldsboro and Wanda Tyndall and her husband, Terry, of Goldsboro; one stepdaughter, Tiffany Farr, and her husband, Jason, of Robinsville, N.C.; one stepson, Ben Smith, and his wife, Dana, of Mount Olive; one brother, Wayne Newcomb, and his wife, Betsy, of Seven Springs; two sisters, Louise Jinnette, and her husband, Henry, of Goldsboro and Mary Toler and her husband, Melvin, of Goldsboro; and three grandchildren and two step-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Smith Newcomb, and one brother, J. W. Newcomb.

The family will receive friends at Howell Funeral Home & Crematory following the service on this evening, and other times at the home of Louise Jinnette, 512 North Jackson St..

Condolences may be e-mailed to howellfh@earthlink.net

Flowers are welcome, or memorial contributions may be directed to the American Heart Association, 3015 South Memorial Drive, Suite A, Greenville, North Carolina 27834.


Published in Obituaries on April 20, 2006 1:57 PM