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Died Nov. 1, 2006

KINSTON -- Emmitt Alston Lassiter, 80, died Wednesday at Lenoir Memorial Hospital. During World War II, he served overseas as an infantryman in the US Army. He was employed as a teamster with McLean Trucking Company for 36 years and with Carroll Dental Lab for 10 plus years. In 1976 Emmitt was voted "Most Outstanding Citizen" by the Wheat Swamp Ruritan Club. He was an active member of Armenia Christian Church where he served as an Elder and Sunday School superintendent. In 2001, Armenia awarded him the Lifetime Appreciation Award.

Funeral services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. from Armenia Christian Church with the Rev. Richard Weikel and the Rev. Bill Roberts officiating. Burial with military honors will follow at Pinelawn Memorial Park.

Survivors include his wife, Grace Wood Lassiter; three daughters, Janice Lassiter of the home, Betsy L. Murphrey and husband, Eddie, of La Grange and Emily Lassiter of Kinston; five grandchildren, Joey Murphrey and wife, Chrystal, of Snow Hill, Christy Green and husband, Chris, of Kinston, Sherrie Aydelotte of Kinston, Leah "Puddin" Lassiter of the home and Lina Grace King of Kinston; three great-grandchildren, Alston Heath of Kinston, Caleb Murphrey of Snow Hill and Dalton Green of Kinston; one sister, Octavia Merritt.

Flowers are welcome or memorials may be made to Armenia Christian Church, 1817 Highway 70 East, Kinston, 28504.

The family will receive friends Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Rouse Funeral Home and at other times at the home.

Arrangements are with Rouse Funeral Home, La Grange.


Published in Obituaries on November 3, 2006 1:46 PM