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June 23, 1932-Dec. 15, 2007

Ellsworth "Cricket" Herman Dail, 75, of 1700 W. Grantham St., passed away on Friday at home.

Funeral will be held today at 4 p.m. from the chapel of Howell Funeral Home and Crematory with visitation afterwards. The Revs. Dennis Pollock and Ken Powell will officiate. Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Monday at Evergreen Memorial Cemetery in Princeton.

Mr. Dail was born in Wayne County on June 23, 1932 to the late Frank and Addie Dail. He was a member of Spring Hill Free Will Baptist Church and was the former owner and operator of Fastener's Supply of Goldsboro.

He is survived by his loving wife, Melba K. Dail; four daughters and three sons-in-law, Joyce and Frank Barnes of Goldsboro, Lois and James Arthur of Princeton, Cindy and Carlton Aycock of Pikeville and Linda Raynor of Pikeville; one brother, Donald Dail of Cove City; one sister and brother-in-law, Effie and Carroll Cook of Mount Olive; five grandchildren and two grandchildren-in-law, Dawn B. Evans, Amanda A. and Mikhail Arkaev, Jennifer A. and Brad Massey, Sterling Raynor and Daniel Raynor; and two great-grandchildren, Ashlea and Austin.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Dail was preceded in death by one grandson, Jamie Arthur; four brothers; and two sisters.

The family will receive friends following the funeral today at Howell Funeral Home and Crematory and other times at the residence.

Although flowers are welcome, memorial contributions may be directed to the American Lung Association, 3801 Lake Boone Trail, Suite 190, Raleigh, NC 27607.

Condolences to the family may be posted at www.howellfuneral.com.


Published in Obituaries on December 16, 2007 1:52 PM