06/13/04 — CARL W. WADSWORTH

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Carl Warren Wadsworth, 62, of 1802 Stephens St., died Saturday at Kitty Askins Hospice Center after a courageous battle with cancer.

A native of Wayne County, he was the son of Mary Venitia Warren Thorne of Goldsboro and Carl H. Wadsworth and his wife, Nina Wadsworth, of Dudley. Mr. Wadsworth had retired as director of sales for Franklin Baking Company with 32 years of service and was a member of the First Pentecostal Holiness Church.

A celebration of his life will be held Monday at 11 a.m. at Seymour Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Jimmy Whitfield officiating. Burial will follow in Wayne Memorial Park with an escort by the Goldsboro Chapter of the NC-B Gold Wing Road Riders Association.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by his wife, Frankie McKinzey Wadsworth; his daughters, Debbie Barber and husband, Jimmy, of Maggie Valley and Sandra Bowden and husband, Ray, of Goldsboro; his grandchildren, Derick Ray Bowden, Patrick Bowden and Blake Bowden; his step-sons, Ryan Jordan of Boston, Mass., and Jay Jordan and wife, Susan, of Brunswick, Md.; his step-grandson, Mark Jordan; his brother, Kenneth Wadsworth and wife, Jean, of Goldsboro; and his sisters, Seleia Sharpe and husband, Stoney, of Goldsboro and Becky Kirchstein and husband, Eric, of Raleigh.

He was preceded in death by his sister, Mildred Ann Boyd; and his brother, Deams Ray Wadsworth.

Flowers are welcome or memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 930-B Wellness Drive, Greenville, 27834 or Kitty Askins Hospice Center, 2402 Wayne Memorial Drive, Goldsboro, 27534.

The family will receive friends this evening at Seymour Funeral Home from 6 until 8 p.m.


Published in Obituaries on June 13, 2004 9:20 AM