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Died July 27, 2005

Goldsboro resident

Retired Tech. Sgt. Elijah "J.R." Redmon Winstead Jr., 73, died Wednesday.

He was born in Nash County to the late Elijah R. and Ella Winstead. He attended St. Paul United Methodist Church in Newton Grove. A veteran of the United States Air Force, he received the Silver Star, the Purple Heart, the Bronze Star, Four Distinguished Flying Crosses with Oak Leaf Clusters, 14 Air Medals and the Vietnam Cross of Gallantry.

He is survived by two sisters, Ruth Winstead Boone and Beatrice Wheeless of Rocky Mount; one nephew, Dalton Rackley of Nashville, N.C.; and his fiancée, Betty Lassiter of Newton Grove.

The funeral will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Shumate-Faulk Funeral Home. Burial will be at a later date in Arlington National Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home immediately following the service on Saturday afternoon.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made to the local Humane Society.

Published in Obituaries on July 29, 2005 1:55 PM