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SMITHFIELD -- Willie Marvin Stanley Sr., 70, died Sunday.

Born in Johnston County on October 14, 1934, he was the son of the late Rother R. and Bessie Johnson Stanley.

A memorial service will be heldtoday at 6 p.m. in the chapel of Parrish Funeral Home in Selma.

He is survived by a son, Willie Marvin Stanley Jr. of Kenly; three sisters, Doris Jones of Jacksonville, Margaret Lee of Smithfield and Maxine O'Connell of Raleigh; three brothers, Sherwood Stanley of Mount Olive, Jimmy Stanley of Garner, and R.F. "Pete" Stanley of Selma; and two grandchildren.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home immediately following the memorial service, and other times at the home of Margaret Lee, 104 E. Underwood Ave., Smithfield.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Smithfield Primitive Baptist Church, c/o Margaret Lee, 104 E. Underwood Ave., Smithfield, N.C., 27577.

Published in Obituaries on May 17, 2005 1:45 PM