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Friday, August 26, 2016

CYNTHIA D. COTTON

Cynthia Diane Cotton, 56, died Thursday at Vidant Medical Center. Arrangements are pending at S. Connor Memorial Funeral Home in Snow Hill....

ELLA L. LOFTON DOBSON

Died Aug. 21, 2016 Ella Louise Lofton Dobson, 90, 140 E. Nelson St., Mount Olive, died Sunday. Funeral will be Saturday at 1 p.m. at Original Tabernacle of Prayer. Burial will be at Wynn Memorial Gardens, E. James Street....

HENRY EATMON

Henry Eatmon, 69, Wilson, died Thursday at Duke Medical Center in Durham. Arrangements are pending at Stevens Funeral Home of Wilson....

BETTY EVANS

Betty Evans, 81, 874 Forehand Road, Pikeville, died Thursday at Kitty Askins Hospice Center. Arrangements are pending at Shumate-Faulk Funeral Home....

RAY HOLLAMON

July 22, 1932-Aug. 24, 2016 Arnold Ray Hollamon, 84, Goldsboro, passed away Wednesday evening at Kitty Askins Hospice Center surrounded by his family. Ray was born in Wayne County July 22, 1932, to the late Talmadge and Vilona Bordeaux...

APOSTLE DENNIS RAY JACOBS

Nov. 23, 1952-Aug. 23, 2016 Apostle Dennis Ray Jacobs, 63, native of Goldsboro, N.C., ascended into the third heaven doing one of the things he loved other than research and study of the word of Yahweh (God, Lord); he...

JIMMIE L. LAMB

Died Aug. 17, 2016 Jimmie Lee Lamb, 68, 1115 N. Center St., Mount Olive, died Aug. 17 at Sumerset Court. Funeral will be Saturday at noon at Payne Temple AME Zion Church, with pastor Aaron Davis officiating. Burial will...

KENNETH L. LEWIS

Died Aug. 17, 2016 Kenneth L. Lewis, Kenansville, died Aug. 17 at Vidant Duplin Hospital of Kenansville. Funeral will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Hawes Funeral Home chapel of Warsaw. Interment will be in Middleton Cemetery of Kenansville....

CYNTHIA EXUM LINTON

Cynthia Exum Linton, 56, 3324 Kudrow Lane, Morrisville, died Thursday at home. Arrangements are pending at Haskins Funeral Home....

KIMBERLY TILLERY NEWSOME

Nov. 9, 1971-Aug. 22, 2016 Kimberly Tillery Newsome, 44, 108 Summer View Road, Summerville, S.C., formerly of Pikeville, N.C., died Monday. She was born Nov. 9, 1971, in Wayne County. She is survived by her husband, Timothy Earl Newsome,...

JOHN E. RAYNOR

Died Aug. 20, 2016 Deacon John Earl Raynor, 65, died Saturday at Vidant Medical Center of Greenville. Funeral will be Saturday at 1 p.m. at St. Luke Church of Christ, with pastor David Williams officiating. Interment Willowdale Cemetery. He...

JAY R. ROBERTS

May 7, 1938-Aug. 24, 2016 Jay Richard Roberts, 78, Princeton, died Wednesday. He was born May 7, 1938, the son of the late Woodrow Wilson and Edna Grace Wyatt Roberts. He was married to the late Mary Ruth Shallington...

PHYLLIS ARTIS SIMMS

The Rev. Phyllis Artis Simms, 54, 416 Mingo Crest Drive, Knightdale, died Tuesday in Wake Medical Center of Raleigh. Arrangements are pending at Haskins Funeral Home....

ROBERT L. SPELLS

Died Aug. 22, 2016 Robert L. "Boot" Spells, 77, 109 Manchester St., Wilson, died Monday at Avante at Wilson. Funeral will be 1 p.m. Sunday at Mount Hebron Seventh Day Adventist Church of Wilson. Interment will be in Hamilton...

Thursday, August 25, 2016

DEWAIIAN BENJAMIN

Dewaiian Benjamin, 38, 1109 N. John St., died Wednesday at home. Arrangements are pending at Haskins Funeral Home....

EDITH L. LEWIS BONEY

Nov. 20, 1926-Aug. 24, 2016 Edith Lucille Lewis Boney, 89, died Wednesday in Nash General Hospital of Rocky Mount. Funeral will be 2 p.m. Saturday in Community Funeral Home chapel. Burial will be in Devotional Gardens. She was born...

WILLIE D. FARRIOR

Died Aug. 19, 2016 Willie Davis "Pet" Farrior, 75, 465 Paul Ed Dail Road, Kenansville, died Friday at Vidant Duplin Hospital. Funeral will be Friday at 11 a.m. at Kingdom Hall in Rose Hill. Burial will be in Farrior...

ROBERT L. FREEMAN

Died Aug. 20, 2016 Robert Lee Freeman, 82, 1121 Delano Ave., Wilson, died Saturday at Avante at Wilson. Funeral will be 2 p.m. Friday at Eastern Carolina Veterans State Cemetery. Visitation will be 2 p.m. today at Hamilton Funeral...

ARNOLD R. HOLLAMON

Arnold Ray Hollamon, 84, died Wednesday at Kitty Askins Hospice Center. Arrangements are pending at Seymour Funeral Home and Cremation Service....

DENNIS R. JACOBS

Apostle Dennis Ray Jacobs, 63, 2101 Granville Drive, died Tuesday. Arrangements are pending at McIntyre Funeral Home....

OSSIE L. JENKINS

Died Aug. 21, 2016 Ossie Lee "Otis" "Denot" Jenkins, 54, 1703 Bynwood Circle SE, Wilson, died Sunday at Wilson Medical Center. Funeral will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Johnson Chapel Missionary Baptist Church of Elm City, with the Rev....

BETTIE J. LUCAS JOHNSON

Died Aug. 22, 2016 Bettie Jean Lucas Johnson, 67, 506 Granger St., Wilson, died Monday. Funeral will be Saturday at 1 p.m. at St. Rose Church of Christ Disciples of Christ of Wilson. Arrangements are by Stevens Funeral Home...

MARIE PARKER JONES

Died Aug. 23, 2016 Marie Parker Jones, 69, 4069 Mark N. Smith Road, Deep Run, died Tuesday at UNC Lenoir Health Care. Funeral will be 11 a.m. Friday, with Ivy Parker officiating. Interment will be at Oakridge Memorial Park...

MERSHELL LANE

Died Aug. 19, 2016 Mershell Lane, 58, Spring Lake, died Friday at home. Memorial service will be at Rose Hill Funeral Home chapel of Rose Hill Saturday at 11 a.m., with the Rev. Gregory Carr officiating....

LINDA ROGERS MINSHEW

Linda Rogers Minshew, 68, 104 S. Center St., died Wednesday at Wayne UNC Health Care. Arrangements are pending at J.B. Rhodes Funeral Home and Cremations Inc....

EARLENE PATE PANTING

Earlene Pate Panting, 73, Brooklyn, N.Y., died Monday at Brookdale University Hospital Medical Center. Arrangements are pending at S. Connor Memorial Funeral Home in Snow Hill....

JOHN E. RAYNOR

Died Aug. 20, 2016 Deacon John Earl Raynor, 65, died Saturday at Vidant Medical Center of Greenville. Funeral will be Saturday at 1 p.m. at St. Luke Church of Christ, with pastor David Williams officiating. Interment Willowdale Cemetery. He...

ALICIA SMITH

Alicia Smith died Thursday at Vidant Duplin Hospital. Arrangements are pending at Shumate-Faulk Funeral Home....

LARINSKY D. SUTTON

Nov. 22, 1981-Aug. 21, 2016 Larinsky Demond Sutton, 35, 202 Peachtree Drive, died Sunday in Vidant Medical Center of Greenville. Funeral will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at Gospel Tabernacle Church. Burial will be in Sutton Cemetery of LaGrange...

DELPHIA M. RUFFIN TAYLOR

Died Aug. 17, 2016 Delphia M. Ruffin Taylor, 85, Wilson, died Aug. 17. Funeral will be Saturday at 1 p.m. at Tabernacle Temple of Jesus Christ of Wilson. Arrangements are by Stevens Funeral Home of Wilson....

BESSIE GREEN TRIPP

Died Aug. 21, 2016 Bessie Green Tripp, 72, 8448 U.S. 17, Vanceboro, died Sunday at home. Funeral will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Chapman Chapel Original Free Will Baptist Church. Burial will be in Robinson Cemetery. She was married...

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

PERCY HOBBS

Percy Hobbs, 87, died today at SECU Hospice House in Smithfield. Arrangements are pending at Garris Funeral Home....

MRS. MARGARET HUBBARD

Died Aug. 19, 2016 Mrs. Margaret Grantham Hubbard, 87, retired teacher, died Friday at UNC Wayne Health Care. A service will be held Friday at noon at First African Baptist Church, 803 Harris St., Goldsboro, with Dr. Louis Leigh...

VERNON Y. THACKER

Nov. 24, 1929-Aug. 20, 2016 Vernon Y. Thacker, 86, Goldsboro, died Saturday at Kitty Askins Hospice Center. He retired in 1971 as a senior master sergeant with 231/2 years of service during the Korea Conflict and the Vietnam War....

KENNETH R. WATSON

Kenneth Ray "Ken" Watson, 76, died Friday at the VA Medical Center in Durham. Arrangements are pending at Davis-Little Funerals of Rocky Mount....

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

HILDA GRAY COPE

Nov. 19, 1925-Aug. 22, 2016 Hilda Gray Teague Cope, 90, Goldsboro, passed away Monday, Aug. 22, 2016, at Kitty Askins Hospice Center. Hilda was born in Durham County Nov. 19, 1925, to the late Kemp Cyril Teague and Ollie...

ROBERT L.D. FREEMAN

Robert Lee Davis Freeman, 83, 1121 Delano Ave., Wilson, died Saturday at Avante at Wilson. Arrangements are pending at Hamilton Funeral Chapel of Wilson....

MARGARET HUBBARD

Margaret Grantham Hubbard, 600 S. Madison Ave., died Friday at UNC Wayne Health Care. Arrangements are pending at Hamilton Funeral Chapel....

OSSIE JENKINS

Ossie Jenkins, 54, Wilson, died Sunday at Wilson Medical Center. Arrangements are pending at Hamilton Funeral Chapel of Wilson....

BETTIE J. JOHNSON

Bettie Jean Johnson, 67, 506 Granger St., Wilson, died Monday. Arrangements are pending at Stevens Funeral Home of Wilson....

PHYLLIS V. MARSHALL

Jan. 25, 1943-Aug. 21, 2016 Phyllis Virginia Marshall, 73, Dunn, died Sunday at Duke Raleigh Hospital. Graveside service will be Thursday at 1 p.m. at Wayne Memorial Park, with the Rev. Jeff Roberts officiating. She was the daughter of...

KIMBERLY TILLERY NEWSOME

Kimberly Tillery Newsome, 44, Summerville, S.C., formerly of Pikeville, died Monday. Arrangements are pending at Haskins Funeral Home....

PHYLLIS ANN PIJANOWSKI

June 20, 1937-Aug. 21, 2016 Phyllis Ann Pijanowski, 79, Goldsboro, passed away Sunday, Aug. 21, 2016, surrounded by her family at the Brian Center in Goldsboro. Her memorial service will be held at 3:30 Thursday afternoon at Joyner's Funeral...

ELIZABETH POWELL

Sept. 23, 1941-Aug. 21, 2016 Elizabeth Powell, 74, Dudley, passed away Sunday, Aug. 21, 2016, at Willow Creek Nursing and Rehabilitation. Mrs. Powell was born in Sampson County, N.C., Sept. 23, 1941, to the late Braston and Peralie Jones....

OPHELIA PEACOCK SMITH

Died Aug. 20, 2016 Ophelia Peacock Smith, 92, Faison, died Saturday at Sampson Regional Medical Center. Funeral will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Goshen Disciples Church of Faison. Burial will be in Cobbs Cemetery. She is survived by a...

BARBARA J. BARNES SMITH

Barbara Jean Barnes Smith, 73, Woodbridge, Va., died Saturday at Woodbine Rehabilitation and Healthcare in Alexandria, Va. Arrangements are pending at Stevens Funeral Home of Wilson....

ROBERT L. SPELLS

Robert L. "Boot" Spells, 77, resident of Avante at Wilson, died Monday. Arrangements are pending at Hamilton Funeral Chapel of Wilson....

VERNON Y. THACKER

Vernon Y. Thacker, 86, died Saturday at Kitty Askins Hospice Center. Arrangements are pending at Evergreen Funeral Home....

BESSIE GREEN TRIPP

Bessie Green Tripp, 72, 8448 U.S. 17 North, Vanceboro, died Sunday at home. Arrangements are pending at Trinity Memorial Funeral Home....

EUNICE DEAN TURLINGTON

Jan. 5, 1918-Aug. 22, 2016 Monday morning, Aug. 22, 2016, Eunice Dean Turlington, 98, Goldsboro, formerly of Fort Payne, Ala., moved to her heavenly home. Eunice was a godly woman, who loved the Lord and her family, and set...