10/29/06 — LOUIS E. MARRINER SR.

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June 26, 1915-Oct. 26, 2006

Louis Edward Marriner Sr., 91, 117 Perry Drive, died Thursday evening at Wayne Memorial Hospital.

The funeral will be Sunday at 3 p.m. at St. Luke United Methodist Church with the Rev. David Harvin and the Rev. Jean Hood officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen Memorial Cemetery.

Mr. Marriner was born in Washington County to the late Louis Cass Marriner and Ella Lilley Marriner.

He was the founder of Metalcrafters in Goldsboro. Mr. Marriner was an active member of St. Luke United Methodist Church, where he served in many leadership roles, sang in the Chancelor Choir and the Gospel Heirs Quartet. He was named Lay Person of the Year in 1998.

Mr. Marriner enjoyed singing and woodworking. He sang with the Men of Madison, traveling with the Men's Ensemble to the Far East to sing to wounded soldiers hospitalized there. He was also one of the original members of the Third Century Singers, serving as president in 1978-1979. He was a member of the Wayne Masonic Lodge No. 112 A.F. & A.M.

He is survived by his wife, Louise Taylor Marriner; his sons, Louis E. Marriner Jr. and wife, Patti, of Goldsboro, and Brooks Marriner and wife, JoAnn, of Dudley; his stepson, David McDonough and wife, Joan, of Bonham, Texas; seven grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

Mr. Marriner was married in 1934 to the late Sara Best.

Flowers are welcome or memorials may be made to the Shriner Children's Hospital, P.O. Box 490, New Bern, 28560, or to St. Luke United Methodist Church, 1608 E. Pine St., Goldsboro, 27530.


Published in Obituaries on October 29, 2006 1:46 PM