11/01/06 — LAURIE W. SPEIGHT

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June 24, 1927 - Oct. 31, 2006

KINSTON -- Laurie West Speight,79, 1533 Institute Road, died Tuesday, at his home. Mr. Speight was born in Lenoir County to the late Blaney Seth and Bertha Rouse Speight. He was a graduate of Wheat Swamp High School, served with the United States Marine Corps and was a lifelong farmer.

Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. from Rouse Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Hull Road Free Will Baptist Church Cemetery.

Mr. Speight is survived by his wife of 57 years, Thelma Barrow Speight; two daughters, Teresa Speight of the home and Pamela Koutavas and husband, Jerry, of Kinston; and a niece, Marie Rozoto of Zellwood, FL. He was preceded in death by a sister, Martha Pridgen and a brother, Rudolph Speight.

The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 930B Wellness Drive, Greenville, 27834.


Published in Obituaries on November 1, 2006 1:46 PM