12/19/07 — ETHEL S. BOYETTE

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March 30, 1910-Dec. 16, 2007

Ethel Smith Boyette, 97, of 2002 N. Berkeley Blvd., died Sunday at her home. Born in Wayne County, she was the daughter of the late Fennel S. and Mattie Virginia Smith. A homemaker, she was the wife of the late Ben R. Boyette Sr. She was a charter member of New Hope United Methodist Church and a previous member of Daniels Memorial Methodist Church.

A memorial service will be held Wednesday at 7 p.m. at New Hope United Methodist Church with the Rev. Clarence "Bo" Padgett officiating. A private burial will be held in Wayne Memorial Park.

She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Virginia "Sue" and Harold Coltrane of Goldsboro; two brothers and sisters-in-law, G.B. and Thelma Smith, of Goldsboro, Linwood and Audrey Smith of Goldsboro; six grandchildren, Lynny Coltrane and wife, Shelia, Debbie Sutton and husband, Frankie, Glenn Coltrane and wife, Carol, Ben "Bob" Boyette III and wife, Charlotte, Langdon "Bitsy" Boyette, Herndon Boyette and wife, Cathy; seven great-grandchildren, Tessa C. Denton and husband, Jeff, Jackie Sutton, Frankie Sutton and wife, Holly, Ginni Jo Sutton, Joshua Coltrane, Bryan Coltrane, Carly Boyette, Jordan Boykin, Herndon Boykin, Hutchinson Boykin, Erica Rheinguber and husband, Morgan, and Michael Paxinos and wife, Lauren; great-great-grandchildren, Ben Miller, Anna Miller, Claire Denton, Brittany Sutton and Natalie Rheinguber.

Along with her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her son and daughter-in-law, Dr. Ben R. Jr. and Quinn Redwine Boyette; two brothers, George R. Smith and Brutuso Smith; three sisters, Lillian Moye, Beatrice Corbett and Mabel Coltrane.

The family will receive friends Wednesday evening following the service at the church. At other times, the family will be at the home.

In lieu of flowers, the family request memorial contributions be directed to New Hope United Methodist Church, 200 E. New Hope Rd., Goldsboro, 27534 or The Gideons International, Goldsboro South Camp, P.O. Box 509, Goldsboro, 27533.

The Boyette family would like to sincerely thank Louella Garrou of Community Home Care & Hospice and ShaReva Davis for the special loving care they provided to Mrs. Boyette.

Shumate-Faulk Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the family and online condolences can be sent through www.shumate-faulk.com.


Published in Obituaries on December 19, 2007 1:48 PM