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Thursday, December 8, 2016

JOHN E. ANDERSON

Died Dec. 4, 2016 John Edward Anderson, 92, 2218 Imperial Ave., Wilson, died Sunday at home. Funeral will be Saturday at St. Timothy's Episcopal Church of Wilson. Interment will be in Rest Haven Cemetery veterans section of Wilson. Visitation...

ROBERT E. ANDERSON

Died Dec. 1, 2016 Robert Earl Anderson, 71, 1328 Moore Rouse Road, Hookerton, died Dec. 1. Funeral will be Saturday at 1 p.m. at St. Peter Free Will Baptist Church in Snow Hill. Burial will be in St. Delight...

JAMES W. BARNES JR.

Died Dec. 6, 2016 James William Barnes Jr., 61, Wilson, died Tuesday. Funeral will be Saturday at 1 p.m. at Stevens Funeral Home chapel of Wilson....

HELEN RAE "PETE" CREEL BENNETT

Oct. 2, 1939-Dec. 6, 2016 Helen Rae "Pete" Creel Bennett, 77, died Tuesday at Cape Fear Valley Medical Center in Fayetteville. Born in Duplin County, she was the daughter of the late Aldon Creel and Pauline Creel Price, and...

CHARLES R. BRUCE

Charles R. Bruce, 86, Mount Olive, died Wednesday at home. Arrangements are by Tyndall Funeral Home Inc....

KENNETH L. CASPER JR.

March 14, 1967-Dec. 1, 2016 Kenneth Lamont Casper Jr., 49, 105 Amandas Way, died Dec. 1 at Kindred Hospital, Greensboro. Funeral will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at Bear Creek Association Headquarters. Burial will be at First Congregational United...

DR. FREDERICK "FRED" I. CLIFFORD

Died Dec. 1, 2016 Dr. Frederick "Fred" I. Clifford died Thursday morning, Dec. 1, surrounded by his family. Dr. Clifford's ministry as a pastor, family counselor and administrator for Wayne Christian School spanned nearly 60 years. Prior to beginning...

DORIS DANIELS

Doris Daniels, 81, died Wednesday at Kitty Askins Hospice Center. Arrangements are pending at Shumate-Faulk Funeral Home and Crematory....

LESTER E. GURLEY SR.

Oct. 17, 1927-Dec. 6, 2016 Lester Earl Gurley Sr., 89, Warsaw, died Tuesday at Vidant Duplin Hospital. Funeral will be 11 a.m. Saturday at First Original Free Will Baptist Church of Warsaw. Burial will be in Pinecrest Cemetery. He...

MARY HALL

Died Dec. 3, 2016 Mary "Cat" Hall, 78, 2906B Buckingham Road, Wilson, died Saturday. Funeral will be Saturday at 1 p.m. at First Missionary Baptist Church of Elm City. Arrangements are by Stevens Funeral Home of Wilson....

MILTON HERRING

Milton Herring, 72, 137 Cane Drive, Rocky Mount, died Wednesday at Hunter Hill Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Arrangements are pending at Hamilton Funeral Chapel of Wilson....

KATHERINE L. HOLLOMAN

Died Dec. 5, 2016 Katherine L. Holloman, 79, Lucama, died Monday. Funeral will be Sunday at 1 p.m. at L.N. Forbes Original Free Will Baptist Tabernacle of Wilson. Arrangements are by Stevens Funeral Home of Wilson....

GRACE FLOWERS HOOD HUDSON

Jan. 28, 1924-Dec. 6, 2016 Grace Flowers Hood Hudson went home to be with her Heavenly Father Dec. 6, 2016. She was a longtime member of Mulberry Baptist Church, and loved working with the babies and toddlers in the...

MARY M. JONES

Died Nov. 29, 2016 Mary Magaline Jones, 88, 1603 Kincaid Ave., Wilson, died Nov. 29 at Wilson Medical Center. Funeral will be 1 p.m. Saturday at St. Luke Free Will Baptist Church of Stantonsburg. Interment will be in Hamilton...

ROBERT E. JOYNER

Robert Erskine Joyner, 76, died today at Genesis in Mount Olive. Arrangements are pending at Seymour Funeral Home and Cremation Service....

LULA COGDELL MCCLAIN

Mother Lula Cogdell McClain, 90, 603 Lockhaven Court, died today in Somerset Court. Arrangements are pending at Haskins Funeral Home....

CAROL M. SHACKLEFORD MOORE

Died Dec. 6, 2016 Carol Marie Shackleford Moore, 74, 687 Moore Rouse Road, Snow Hill, died Tuesday at Vidant Inpatient Hospice in Greenville. Funeral will be Saturday noon at Washington Branch Free Will Baptist Church. Burial will be in...

MR. JOEL HIRAM SILVER SR.

March 19, 1921-Dec. 1, 2016 "If a task is once begun, Never leave it 'til it's done Be the labor great or small; Do it well or not at all." -- Anonymous The above quotation seems almost apocalyptical to...

FESS SIMMONS JR.

June 29, 1952-Nov. 24, 2016 Fess Simmons Jr., son of the late Thessalonia "Fess" Simmons Sr. and Queen Esther Sauls Simmons, was born June 29, 1952, in Wayne County, N.C. He entered into eternal peace Nov. 24, 2016, in...

BOBBY A. THOMPSON

Aug. 12, 1952-Dec. 6, 2016 Bobby Adrian Thompson, 64, Seven Springs, died Tuesday at Duke University Medical Center. Funeral will be Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Rouse Funeral Home of LaGrange. He was born Aug. 12, 1952,...

ROBERT WASHINGTON SR.

Jan. 30, 1963-Dec. 5, 2016 Robert Washington Sr., 53, 1216 Palm St., died Monday at Carolina East Medical Center of New Bern. Funeral will be Saturday at 6 p.m. at Haskins Funeral Home. He was born Jan. 30, 1963,...

MAE B. WATSON

April 21, 1929-Dec. 5, 206 Mother Mae Belle Watson, 87, 1605 S. Slocumb St., died Monday. Funeral will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at Faith United Holy Church. Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery. She was born April 21,...

MELVIN WILLIAMS JR.

Died Dec. 6, 2016 Melvin Williams Jr., 66, 41 Grove View Terrace, Fayetteville, died Tuesday. Funeral will be Saturday at 1 p.m. at Mount Zion Progressive Primitive Baptist Church of Wilson. Arrangements are by Stevens Funeral Home of Wilson....

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

CLEO F. HOLLAND-DAVIS

Died Dec. 1, 2016 Cleo Frances Holland-Davis, 79, Richmond, Va., died Thursday. Funeral will be noon Thursday at Hamilton Funeral Chapel of Wilson. Interment will be in Hamilton Burial Garden of Wilson....

PAULINE G. GRADY

Aug. 9, 1921-Dec. 5, 2016 Mrs. Dorothy Pauline Goodson Grady, 95, resident of the Oak Ridge community near Mount Olive, passed away late Monday night, Dec. 5, at her residence. Services to remember her life will be held Saturday,...

KERMIT GERALD GRAY

June 22, 1940-Dec. 5, 2016 Kermit Gerald Gray, 76, passed away Monday, Dec. 5, 2016, at White Oak Manor in Burlington. Kermit was born in Chetek, Wisc., June 22, 1940, to the late Leartis and Anna H. Gray. He...

OSCAR JOHNSON JR.

Died Dec. 3, 2016 Oscar Johnson Jr., 78, died Saturday at UNC Wayne Hospital. Funeral will be Friday at 12:30 p.m., The Lord's Vineyard United Pentecostal Church, with the Rev. David C. Hayes officiating/eulogist. Interment will be in Elmwood...

PHYLLIS MATTHEWS

Phyllis Matthews, 55, died Tuesday at Genesis Health Care. Arrangements are pending at Garris Funeral Home....

GLADYS COX MCCULLEN

Sept. 6, 1925-Dec. 5, 2016 Gladys Cox McCullen, 91, Goldsboro, passed away Monday, Dec. 5, 2016, at Kitty Askins Hospice Center surrounded by her family. Gladys was born in Wayne County Sept. 6, 1925, one of 14 children, to...

CAROL M. SHACKLEFORD MOORE

Carol Marie Shackleford Moore, 74, Snow Hill, died Tuesday at Vidant Inpatient Hospice in Greenvile. Arrangements are pending at S. Connor Memorial Funeral Home in Snow Hill....

FESS SIMMONS JR.

June 29, 1952-Nov. 24, 2016 Fess Simmons Jr., son of the late Thessalonia "Fess" Simmons Sr. and Queen Esther Sauls Simmons, was born June 29, 1952, in Wayne County, N.C. He entered into eternal peace Nov. 24, 2016, in...

MARY A. SLOAN

Died Dec. 5, 2016 Mary Ann Sloan, 83, 238 Juniper Road, Faison, died Monday at home. Graveside service will be Friday at 1 p.m. in Cobb's Cemetery, with elder Anthony Flow officiating. Born in Duplin County, she was the...

SHIRLEY F. SUTTON

June 13, 1932-Dec. 6, 2016 Shirley Ferrell Sutton, 84, LaGrange, died Tuesday. Funeral will be today at 2 p.m. at Rouse Funeral Home, with the Rev. Dr. Dann Patrick officiating. Burial will be at Westview Cemetery. She was born...

BOBBY A. THOMPSON

Bobby A. Thompson, 64, Seven Springs, died Tuesday at Duke University Medical Center. Arrangements are pending at Rouse Funeral Home of LaGrange....

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

RUDOLPH VALENTINO BEST

Died Nov. 25, 2016 Rudolph Valentino Best, 82, Clinton, N.C., went to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ Friday, Nov. 25, 2016. He passed away with his wife by his side at Sampson Regional Medical Center. Funeral...

MARSHA KANE METZ

Marsha Kane Metz, 71, Belleville, Pa., passed away with her family by her side at her home. Marsha was born in Jacksonville, Fla., July 24, 1945, to Charlie and Marjorie Kane, both of whom she loved dearly. She attended...

EARL E. NIXON JR.

June 17, 1984-Dec. 1, 2016 Earl Eskin Nixon Jr., 32, 315 E. Walnut St., Apt. 1A, died Thursday at home. Funeral will be Thursday at 11:30 a.m. at Word Faith Center. Burial with military honors will be in Eastern...

EDWARD C. PEACOCK

April 24, 1927-Dec. 3, 2016 Edward Conway Peacock, 89, died Dec. 3 in Lufkin, Texas, at St. Luke's Hospital hospice. Memorial service will be Dec. 16, 2016, at 11 a.m. at Goodrich Baptist Church, with pastor Owen officiating. He...

LEWIS FRANKLIN SUTTON

Jan. 25, 1936-Dec. 1, 2016 Lewis Franklyn Sutton, Ph.D., 80, Indian Land, S.C., died Thursday morning, Dec. 1, 2016, in Winston-Salem after an extended period of illness. He was born Jan. 25, 1936, in Goldsboro, N.C., to Howard and...

Monday, December 5, 2016

ALICE S. DICKINSON

Alice Sorel Dickinson, 72, died Saturday, at Wayne UNC Health Care. Visitation will be Tuesday from 10:30 until 11:30 a.m. at Howell Funeral Home and Crematory. A graveside service will follow at noon at Eastern Carolina State Veterans Cemetery....

CALVIN M. ELLIOTT SR.

Calvin McRay Elliott Sr., 64, of Smithfield, died Wednesday, Nov. 30, at home. Funeral will be held Wednesday at noon at First African Baptist Church. Viewing will be from 11 a.m. until noon at the church. Burial will be...

GEORGE B. HICKS JR.

Graveside services for George B. Hicks Jr. will be held Tuesday, Dec. 6, at 2 p.m. at the Eastern North Carolina State Veteran's Cemetery with full military honors by the United States Army. The Rev. Kyle Bellamy will officiate....

OSCAR JOHNSON JR.

Oscar Johnson Jr., 78, died Saturday at Wayne UNC Healthcare Hospital. Arrangements are pending at Smith-Holloway Memorial Funeral Service....

PEARL B. LANGSTON

Sept. 26, 1936-Dec. 3, 2016 Pearl Lois Bradshaw Langston, 80, of Grantham, died Saturday morning at Kitty Askins Hospice Center. She was born on September 26, 1936, in Wayne County to the late Roscoe and Lela Newell Bradshaw. She...