08/21/08 — DOROTHY E. BEST

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April 19, 1921-Aug. 20, 2008

Dorothy Elizabeth Raynor Best, 87, passed away on Wednesday at Wayne Memorial Hospital.

Funeral services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at Seymour Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Frank Purvis officiating. Burial will follow in Wayne Memorial Park.

Mrs. Best was born in Newton Grove, on April 19, 1921, to the late Stephen Elbert Raynor and Effie Bennett Raynor. She was married to the late John Clenon Best. Mrs. Best retired from General Electric with 28 years of service. She was a charter member of Northview Baptist Church and was an active member as long as her health permitted.

Mrs. Best is survived by her daughter, Doris B. Ginn of Goldsboro; her sons, J.R. Best of Goldsboro and Ray Best and wife, Betsy of Wilson; her grandchildren, John Best and wife, Jan of Wilmington, Brian Best of Raleigh, Steve Best and wife, Jessica of Apex, Chris Best of Raleigh, Ashley Best of Raleigh, Marsha Spiering of South Dakota, Will Ginn and wife, Katja of Germany and Ryan Ginn of Goldsboro; and her great-grandchildren, Brittany Willis, Brandan Spiering, Jack Best, Jacob Best and Hayden Best. She is also survived by her sisters, Evelyn Graham, Lellon Stanley and husband, J.D. and Dean Graham.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by her sisters, Zella King Jernigan and husbands, Lewis King and Moullon Jernigan, Louise Raynor, Rachel Porter and husband, Monzo, and Ruth Porter and husband, Barfield; her brothers, Hosea Raynor and wife, Elma and Albert Garland “Jack” Raynor and wife, Gladys; and brothers-in-law, Lester Graham and Joe Graham.

Flowers are welcome or memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 930B Wellness Drive, Greenville, N.C., 27834.

The family will receive friends Friday one hour prior to the service at Seymour Funeral Home.


Published in Obituaries on August 21, 2008 1:34 PM