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Sunday, May 31, 2009

LLOYD BELLAMY

Lloyd Bellamy, 73, of 104 Honeydew Drive, Dudley, died Friday morning at University Health Care Facility in Raleigh. Arrangements are incomplete at McIntyre Funeral Home Ministries, Goldsboro....

HARRY E. BOWDEN

MOUNT OLIVE -- Harry E. Bowden, 95 of 700 S. Center St. died Friday at SunBridge Nursing Center. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and are being handled by Garris Funeral Home....

MILTON BURROUGHS

Milton Burroughs, 73, of 127 Holloman Lane, died Saturday at Wayne Memorial Hospital. Arrangements are incomplete from Rouse Funeral Home, LaGrange....

SARA DOUGLAS

Sara Athenia Douglas, 90, of 1405 Poplar St., Apt. 25, died Friday at Wayne Memorial Hospital. Arrangements are incomplete with Hamilton Funeral Chapel....

GEORGE EDWARD HALES

Dec. 27, 1936-May 28, 2009 George Edward Hales, 72, of 199 Hales Road went to be with his Heavenly Father Thursday at Wayne Memorial Hospital. Funeral services will be today at 3 p.m. at the chapel of Howell Funeral...

CHARLOTTE K. HARGROVE

Died May 26, 2009 Charlotte Kornegay Hargrove, 86, 191 Luby Byrd Road, died Tuesday at Wayne Memorial Hospital. The funeral was held Saturday at Tyndall Funeral Home. Burial was held in Maplewood Cemetery. Lunch was served for the family...

BETSY S. HOWARD

Nov. 27, 1928-May 29, 2009 WILSON -- Mary Elizabeth "Betsy" Smith Howard, 80, died Friday. The funeral will be held Monday at 2 p.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 2615 Tilghman Road in Wilson, with...

LYNN JONES JR.

April 30, 1934-May 30, 2009 Lynn Jones Jr., 75, of 2695 Selah Church Road in the Grantham Community, died Saturday at Kitty Askins Hospice Center. Funeral services will be held Monday evening at 7 at Shumate-Faulk Funeral Home with...

LINDA S. MASON

May 28, 1941-May 29, 2009 Linda Carol Strickland Mason, 68, of 2290 Dobbersville Road in the Grantham Community, died Friday. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 4 p.m. at Eureka Christian Church in Grantham with the Rev. Frank...

JAMES MOZINGO

James Mozingo, 77, of 206-A Mercer St., died Saturday at Wayne Memorial Hospital. Arrangements are incomplete with Hamilton Funeral Chapel....

ANNIE NEWKIRK

Annie Lee Waters Newkirk, 68, of 134-32 217th St., Springfield Gardens, New York, formerly of Greene County, died Friday at her home. Arrangements are incomplete with Hamilton Funeral Chapel....

WILLIE T. NORRIS

July 9, 1943-May 29, 2009 Willie Thomas Norris, 65, of 6024 Wayne Memorial Drive, died Friday at his home. Funeral services will be held Monday at 2 p.m. at Shumate-Faulk Funeral Home with the Revs. Gene Turner, Steve Holder...

GEORGE PEARSALL

George Ralph "Buck" Pearsall, 72, of 117 Georgia Farm Drive, died Friday at Wayne Memorial Hospital. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and are being handled by Garris Funeral Home....

MOLLIE RUTH IVEY

Dec. 4, 1926-May 29, 2009 Mollie Ruth Ivey, 82, passed away on Friday evening at her home surrounded by her family. A service to celebrate Mollie's life will be held today at 3 p.m. at New Hope Friends Church...

WILLIAM H. SHEPARD JR.

Nov. 3, 1918-May 28, 2009 WILMINGTON -- William "Billy" Hosea Shepard Jr., 90, of Plantation Village, died May 28 at his home. Private burial services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Onslow Memorial Park. A memorial service...

EDNA VANDIFORD SMITH

Nov. 2, 1930-May 28, 2009 PIKEVILLE -- Edna Vandiford Smith, 78, passed away on Thursday evening at Wayne Memorial Hospital surrounded by her family. Funeral services will be held today at 6 p.m. in the chapel of Seymour Funeral...

VICTORIA WHITTAKER

Died May 22, 2009 MOUNT OLIVE -- Victoria P. Whittaker, 95, of 711 S. Chestnut St., died last Friday at Wayne Memorial Hospital. Homegoing celebrations will be held today at 2 p.m. at Gospel Light United Holy Church with...

WILLIE WILLIAMS

Willie Williams, 81, former resident of the Brian Center, died Friday in the Kitty Askins Hospice Center. Arrangements are incomplete at McIntyre Funeral Home Ministries, Goldsboro....

Friday, May 29, 2009

THOMAS BUCKRHAM

Died May 25, 2009 JAMAICA, N.Y. -- Thomas Buckrham, 62, 150-84 116 Drive, formerly of Wayne County, died Monday at Jamaica Hospital. Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. in the chapel of McIntyre Funeral Home Ministries....

WINDELL DOZIER

Died May 25, 2009 MOUNT OLIVE -- Windell Dozier, 88, 1929 Zion Church Road, died Monday at Wayne Memorial Hospital. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Bethany Free Will Baptist Church with the Rev. Aaron...

GEORGE E. HALES

Dec. 27, 1936-May 28, 2009 George Edward Hales, 72, 199 Hales Road, died Thursday at Wayne Memorial Hospital. Funeral services will be Sunday at 3 p.m. from the chapel of Howell Funeral Home & Crematory, with the family receiving...

DONNIE H. LANCASTER

March 1, 1945-May 28, 2009 Donnie Hugh Lancaster, 64, slipped into the loving arms of our Heavenly Father Thursday at Kitty Askins Hospice Center. He was born March 1, 1945, in Wayne County to the late Dewey Oscar Lancaster...

VIRGINIA D. LEWIS

PIKEVILLE -- Virginia Dare Lewis, 71, 4621 US 117 north, died Thursday at Wayne Memorial Hospital. Arrangements are incomplete and are being handled by Hamilton Funeral Chapel of Goldsboro....

JULIAN H. SAULS

Died May 28, 2009 Julian Hillsman Sauls, 70, 100 Northview Drive in the Belfast community, died Thursday at Avante Nursing Home in Wilson. A service to celebrate Julian's life will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. in the chapel...

WILLIAM H. SHEPARD JR.

WILMINGTON -- William "Billy" H. Shepard Jr., 90, died Thursday at Plantation Village. Arrangements are incomplete and are being handled by Jones Funeral Home of Jacksonville....

EDNA V. SMITH

PIKEVILLE -- Edna Vandiford Smith, 78, died Thursday evening at Wayne Memorial Hospital. Funeral arrangements are incomplete with Seymour Funeral Home and Cremation Service....

FRANCES H. TAYLOR

Oct. 12, 1927-May 27, 2009 Frances Ham Taylor, 81, died Wednesday at Kitty Askins Hospice Center. Funeral services will be Sunday at 3:30 p.m. in the chapel of Seymour Funeral Home with the Rev. Dr. John Dutton and the...

REBECCA J. TILLMAN

April 2, 1954-May 27, 2009 MOUNT OLIVE -- Rebecca Jo Tillman, 55, a resident of Windham Hall in Kenansville, formerly of Mount Olive, died Wednesday night at Duplin General Hospital. Private services will be held at a later time....

LEROY WALLS

FREMONT -- Leroy Walls, 79, died Thursday evening at Wayne Memorial Hospital. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and are being handled by Shumate-Faulk Funeral Home and Crematory of Goldsboro....

CARLYLE F. WHITE

Dec. 28, 1959-May 27, 2009 LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. -- Carlyle Franklin White, 49, died suddenly Wednesday. Graveside services will be held Sunday at 3 p.m. at Wayne Memorial Park with the Rev. King White officiating. Carlyle was born in Wayne...

Thursday, May 28, 2009

PAULA G. ARTIS

Funeral services for Paula Artis will be held Friday at 1 p.m. from the chapel of Howell Funeral Home. A viewing will be held today from 5 to 7 p.m. at Howell Funeral Home in Goldsboro. (Pd)...

JUAN GARCIA

March 17, 1959- May 26, 2009 Juan "Johnny" Garcia, 50, 237 Kingdom Lane, died Tuesday morning at home. Johnny was born in Mexico March 17, 1959. He is survived by his wife, Melissa Garcia, and four children. The family...

GEORGE E. HALES

PIKEVILLE -- George Edward Hales, 72, Hales Road, died this morning at Wayne Memorial Hospital. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Howell Funeral Home & Crematory in Goldsboro....

DAVID T. JONES

Died May 26, 2009 WARSAW -- David Thomas Jones, 79, died Tuesday at Pitt County Memorial Hospital. A graveside service was held today at 10 a.m. at Devotional Gardens. He is survived by his wife, Irene Yancey Jones of...

DONNIE H. LANCASTER

Donnie Hugh Lancaster, 64, Claiborne St., died today at Kitty Askins Hospice Center. Arrangements are incomplete and are being handled by Howell Funeral Home & Crematory of Goldsboro....

JULIAN H. SAULS

Julian Hillsman Sauls, 70, Belfast community, died this morning. Funeral arrangements are incomplete with Seymour Funeral Home and Cremation Service....

VALLIE B. TAYLOR

June 2, 1953-May 26, 2009 FAISON -- Vallie Barbour Taylor, 55, died Wednesday. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Faison Presbyterian Church. The family will greet friends following the service in the church fellowship...

ULYSSESS E. "PEANUT" WHITFIELD

A graveside service for Ulyssess Earl "Peanut" Whitfield, formerly of Wayne County, will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at Old Mill Cemetery. Arrangements are being handled by Hamilton Funeral Home of Goldsboro....

VICTORIA P. WHITTAKER

Died May 22, 2009 MOUNT OLIVE -- Victoria Phillips Whittaker, 95, 711 S. Chestnut St., died Friday at Wayne Memorial Hospital. Mrs. Whittaker's home-going celebration will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at Gospel Light United Holy Church, with...

LUCY A. WILLIAMS

Died May 26, 2009 Lucy Artis Williams, 57, 901 S. Andrews Ave., died Tuesday morning at Pitt Memorial Hospital. Her life will be celebrated Saturday at 2 p.m. at Elm Grove Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ) Church in...

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

J.E. ANDERSON

Aug. 29, 1934-May 26, 2009 James Ernest "J.E." Anderson, 74, died Tuesday at Wayne Memorial Hospital surrounded by his family. The family will gather to remember J.E. Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the home of his son...

PAULA G. ARTIS

Died May 23, 2009 LAGRANGE -- Paula Gay Artis, 190 Jesse Jackson St., died Saturday at Wayne Memorial Hospital. Funeral services will be held Friday at 1 p.m. from the chapel of Howell Funeral Home & Crematory of Golds-boro,...

THOMAS BUCKRHAM

Died May 25, 2009 JAMAICA, N.Y. -- Thomas Buckrham, formerly of Goldsboro, died Monday. He is survived by his brother, John Buckrham. (Pd)...

JUAN GARCIA

Juan Garcia, 50, Kingdom Lane, died Tuesday morning at home. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Howell Funeral Home & Crematory in Goldsboro....

CHARLOTTE K. HARGROVE

Died May 26, 2009 MOUNT OLIVE -- Charlotte Kornegay Hargrove, 86, 191 Luby Byrd Road, died Tuesday at Wayne Hospital. The funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Tyndall Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. Christopher Turner...

FRANCES H. TAYLOR

Frances Ham Taylor, 81, died this morning at Kitty Askins Hospice Center. Arrangements are incomplete with Seymour Funeral Home and Crem-ation Service....

RONALD D. VIEHWEGER

Dec. 31, 1968-May 24-2009 MOUNT OLIVE -- Ronald "Ronnie" Dale Viehweger, 40, 300 South Pointe Drive, died Sunday from injuries sustained in an motorcycle accident. A celebration of life service will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. from the...

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

RODNEY D. BARNETT

July 29, 1961-May 24, 2009 A celebration of life for Rodney Darryl Barnett, 47, 404 Wayne Ave., Apt 1, who died Sunday at Wayne Memorial Hospital, will be held Thursday at 1 p.m. at New St. John AME Church,...

CORNIA M. BRITT

Died May 24, 2009 ALBERTSON -- Cornia McKay Britt, 77, 519 Coy Smith Road, died Sunday at Duplin General Hospital. The funeral will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Pink Hill Funeral Home chapel, with the Rev. Larry Miller...

KENNETH E. DAVIS SR.

Nov. 19, 1938-May 25, 2009 DUDLEY -- Kenneth Earl Davis Sr., 70, died at his home Monday. A funeral service will be held Wednesday at 6 p.m. at Shumate-Faulk Funeral Home, with visitation immediately following the service, with the...

WENDELL DOZIER

Wendell Dozier, 88, former resident of Britthaven of Goldsboro, died Monday at Wayne Memorial Hospital. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and are being handled by McIntyre Funeral Home Ministries in Goldsboro....

WILBERT P. HINNANT

June 6, 1926-May 22, 2009 KENLY -- A celebration of life for Wilbert Purvis Hinnant, 82, 1466 Scott Road, who died Friday at Johnston Memorial Hospital, will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Rocky Branch United Church of...

POLLY R. HOOD

April 20, 1929-May 24, 2009 FAYETTEVILLE -- Polly Rogers Hood, formerly of Sampson County, born April 20, 1929, went home to be with the Lord Sunday at the age of 80. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m....

RUBY L. SMITH

Aug. 25, 1913-May 24, 2009 Ruby Lee Smith, 95, 1403 Laurel St., went to be with her Lord and Savior Sunday evening following several years of declining health. A funeral service will be held tonight at 7 p.m. in...

LUCY WILLIAMS

Lucy Williams, 57, 901 S. Andrews Ave., died this morning at Pitt Memorial Hospital. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and are being handled by McIntyre Funeral Home Ministries in Goldsboro....

Monday, May 25, 2009

RODNEY D. BARNETT

Rodney Darryl Barnett, 47, 404 Wayne Ave., died Sunday at Wayne Memorial Hospital. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and are being handled by Rhodes Funeral Home of Goldsboro....

FRANCES C. HANEY

Died May 22, 2009 LAKE LURE -- Frances Champion Haney, 68, Havnaers Point, died Friday. Memorial services were held Sunday at 2 p.m. at Spencer Baptist Church, with the Rev. Billy E. Vaughn, the Rev. Bruce Caldwell and the...

WILBERT P. HINNANT

June 6, 1926-May 22, 2009 KENLY -- A celebration of life for Wilbert Purvis Hinnant, 82, 1466 Scott Road, who died Friday at Johnston Memorial Hospital, will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Rocky Branch Christian Church in...

EUNICE H. HUFFMAN

March 27, 1926-May 23, 2009 Eunice Howell Huffman, 83, died Saturday at Wayne Memorial Hospital. The family will receive friends Tuesday from 2 to 3 p.m. at Spring Hill Free Will Baptist Church, followed by her funeral service at...

ESSIE B.C.H. PULLIAM

Dec. 31, 1912-May 23, 2009 MOREHEAD CITY -- Essie Bell Chestnut Hayes Pulliam, 96, died Saturday at home. The funeral will be held tonight at 6 at Brooks Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. Richard Patterson officiating. The committal...

RUBY L. SMITH

Aug. 25, 1913-May 24, 2009 Ruby Lee Smith, 95, East Laurel Street, died Sunday at home. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 7 p.m. from the chapel of Howell Funeral Home & Crematory with visitation afterward. Graveside services...

R. KILBY TURNER

Feb. 8, 1935-May 24, 2009 LaGRANGE -- Robert Kilby Turner, 74, died Sunday at his home. Graveside services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Fairview Cemetery, with the Rev. T.D. Worthington officiating. Kilby is survived by his...

RONALD D. VIEHWEGER

MOUNT OLIVE -- Ronald Dale Viehweger, 39, died Sunday from injuries sustained in an accident. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Howell Funeral Home & Crematory in Goldsboro....

Sunday, May 24, 2009

PAULA ARTIS

Paula Artis, 57, of Jesse Jackson Street, LaGrange, died Saturday at Wayne Memorial Hospital. Arrangements are incomplete with Howell Funeral and Cremation Services....

DENNIS E. BAKER

Dec. 24, 1938-May 19, 2008 Reinterment of Dennis E. Baker Mr. Dennis E. Baker (Ret. SMsgt. USAF), born Dec. 24, 1938, departed this life May 19, 2008. Presently interred at Old Mill Cemetery, he will be reinterred at Wayne...

EMANUEL COX

Died May 21, 2009 Emanuel "Bo" Cox, 88, 405 W. Queen St., LaGrange, died Thursday. The funeral will be 11 a.m. Monday at St. James Disciples of Christ Church, LaGrange, with Elder Janet Wiggins officiating. Burial will follow at...

EUNICE H. HUFFMAN

Eunice Howell Huffman, 83, died Saturday at Wayne Memorial Hospital. Funeral arrangements are incomplete with Seymour Funeral Home and Cremation Service....

JAMES MILLER

Died May 19, 2009 James Miller, 72, of 1305 N. Carolina St., died Tuesday at his residence. His life and service to God and mankind will be celebrated today at 2 p.m. at the Original Tabernacle of Prayer for...

GRANGER PEARSALL

Died May 16, 2009 Granger Pearsall, 89, of 135 Tram Road, Mount Olive, died Saturday at Wayne Memorial Hospital. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Mount Gilead Baptist Church. Burial will follow in the Pearsall...

RUTH TOLER

Died May 21, 2009 MOUNT OLIVE -- Ruth Toler, 92, died Thursday. Graveside services were held Saturday at Sutton Family Cemetery at 2 p.m. One son survives. Arrangements are with West and Dunn Funeral Home of Newton Grove....

Friday, May 22, 2009

CHARLES E. BIZZELL SR.

Sept. 6, 1931-May 20, 2009 MIDLOTHIAN, Va. -- Charles Edward Bizzell Sr., 77, entered into rest Wednesday. The funeral will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Bethia United Methodist Church with interment in Virginia Veterans Cemetery, Amelia, with...

RICHARD C. COLEY JR.

Died May 20, 2009 Richard C. Coley Jr., 83, died Wednesday. Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Evergreen Memorial Cemetery, with Elder H.C. Eatmon presiding. Mr. Coley was born in Wayne County to the late...

EMMANUEL "BO" COX

LAGRANGE -- Emmanuel "Bo" Cox, 88, 405 W. Queen St., died Thursday at Lenoir Memorial Hospital. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and are being handled by LaGrange Funeral Services....

WILBERT P. HINNANT

KENLY -- Wilbert Purvis Hinnant, 82, 1466 Scott Road, died this morning at Johnston Memorial Hosptial. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and are being handled by Rhodes Funeral Home of Goldsboro....

JAMES MILLER

Died May 19, 2009 James Miller, 72, 1305 N. Carolina St., died Tuesday at his residence. His life and service to God and mankind will be celebrated at 1 p.m. Sunday at Original Tabernacle of Prayer for All People,...

THELMA L.H. PIERCE

Died May 17, 2009 GRIFTON -- Thelma Louise Hardy Pierce, 81, 3526 Urban Estates, died Sunday at the University Health Systems Hospice Center in Greenville. The funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Live Oak Free Will...

RUTH TOLER

MOUNT OLIVE -- Ruth Toler, 92, died Thursday. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and are being handled by West & Dunn Funeral Home of Newton Grove....

VICTORIA P. WHITTAKER

Died May 22, 2009 MOUNT OLIVE -- Victoria Phillips Whittaker, 95, 711 S. Chestnut St., died today at Wayne Memorial Hospital. Among her survivors is a daughter, Eldress Dorothy McDaniel of the home. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and are...

MARGARET M. WOOTEN

Died May 19, 2009 Margaret Marie Wooten, 61, 1013 Seaboard St., died Tuesday night at Wayne Memorial Hospital. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Marnatha SDA Church, with pastor Donavan Washington officiating. Burial will follow...

Thursday, May 21, 2009

EDDIE J. CORBETT

Nov. 13, 1955-May 20, 2009 Eddie Joseph Corbett, 53, died Wednesday. The family will receive friends from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Friday at Seymour Funeral Home, followed by a 2 p.m. service in the chapel. Burial will follow in...

WILMA EXUM

Died May 16, 2009 Wilma Exum, 57, 107 Brock St., passed from labor to reward Saturday morning at Wayne Memorial Hospital. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at The Word Church. She will be laid to...

LOUISE B. KEENE

Died May 19, 2009 NEWTON GROVE -- Louise Barefoot Keene, 82, died Tuesday. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Pleasant Union Christian Church, with the Rev. Bill Wilson, the Rev. Penny Ziemer and Rebecca Odell officiating....

LENORA MITCHELL

Died May 18, 2009 Lenora Mitchell, 68, 402 Park Ave., died Monday at Kitty Askins Hospice Center. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday in the chapel of McIntyre Funeral Home Ministries. She will be laid to...

PHOEBE NEWSOME

Died May 15, 2009 Phoebe Newsome, 73 died Friday morning at Britthaven of Goldsboro. Her life and memory will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Saturday at First African Missionary Baptist Church, with the Rev. Dr. Louis Leigh Jr. officiating....

ALICE J.K. POMPEY

Died May 19, 2009 KINSTON -- Eldress Alice Jean Koonce Pompey, 70, 708 Girl Scout Road, died Tuesday at her home. The funeral will be held Friday at noon at United American Free Will Baptist Church, with the Rev....

GERALDINE T. STRICKLAND

Died May 20, 2009 CLINTON -- Geraldine Tyndall Strickland, 79, died Wednesday at Sampson Regional Medical Center. A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Vincent Family Cemetery in Goldsboro. Visitation will be tonight from 7...

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

WILMA EXUM

Died May 16, 2009 Wilma Exum, 57, 107 Brock St., passed from labor to reward Saturday morning at Wayne Memorial Hospital. Funeral services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at Word Faith Church. She will be laid to...

LINDA P.A. JONES

Nov. 27, 1943-May 19, 2009 SMITHFIELD -- Linda Pearl Allen Jones, 65, Salem Church Road, died Tuesday at Wayne Memorial Hospital. The funeral will be Thursday at 7 p.m. in the chapel of Minshew Funeral Home. Burial will be...

JAMES MILLER

James Miller, 72, 1305 N. Carolina St., died Tuesday at his residence. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and are being handled by McIntyre Funeral Home Ministries in Goldsboro....

JAMES "BUD" PENDER

Died May 18, 2009 James "Bud" Pender, formerly of Goldsboro, died Monday. The funeral will be held Friday at noon at St. James AME Zion Church in Castle Hayne, Wilmington. He was a 1958 graduate of Central High School...

BLANCHE S. POLLOCK

Died May 17, 2009 RALEIGH -- Blanche Stroud Pollock died Sunday at the Blue Ridge Healthcare Center. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. in the chapel of Seymour Funeral Home, with the Rev. John Dutton officiating....

ALICE J.K. POMPEY

KINSTON -- Eldress Alice Jean Koonce Pompey, 70, 708 Girl Scout Road, died Tuesday at her home. Arrangements are incomplete at Mills Funeral Home....

RUTH M. RHODES

Died May 15, 2009 Ruth Mae Rhodes, 82, formerly of Kingston, Pa., died peacefully Friday in Goldsboro following a brief illness. Friends and family are invited to celebrate her life at a memorial service Saturday at 2 p.m. at...

JOSEPH SIMMONS JR.

Died May 14, 2009 WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Joseph "Bud" Simmons Jr., 82, formerly of Goldsboro, died May 14 at Providence Hospital. Funeral services will be held Thursday with visitation at 11 a.m. and the service at noon at Pilgrim...

ROBERT SMITH

BROOKLYN, N.Y. -- Robert Smith Sr., 84, Jerome Avenue, formerly of Wayne County, died Tuesday in the Veterans Administration Hospital in New York. Arrangements are incomplete at McIntyre Funeral Home Ministries of Goldsboro....

RUTH E. SMITH

Nov. 11, 1925-May 19, 2009 MOUNT OLIVE -- Ruth Ezzell Smith, 83, 705 Ann St., died Tuesday at Wayne Memorial Hospital. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 3 p.m. by the graveside in Maplewood Cemetery, with the Rev....

WANDA J. WILLIAMS

Aug. 4, 1957-May 18, 2009 Wanda Jean Hargrove Williams, 51, died at her home Monday. No formal services will be held, but the family will gather Thursday evening at the home of her brother and sister-in-law, Dell and Phyllis...

MARGARET M. WOOTEN

Margaret Marie Wooten, 61, 1013 Seaboard St., died Tuesday night at Wayne Memorial Hospital. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and are being handled by McIntyre Funeral Home Ministries in Goldsboro....

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

RUBY P. CHERRY

Oct. 24, 1922-May 18, 2009 Ruby Price Cherry, 86, 907 Pittman St., died Monday morning at Kitty Askins Hospice Center. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Calvary Baptist Church, with the Rev. Wayne Nelson and...

STEVEN E. GWALTNEY

Oct. 25, 1990-May 16, 2009 FREMONT -- Steven Earl Gwaltney, 18, went to be with the Lord suddenly on Saturday from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7:30 tonight in the...

LENORA MITCHELL

Lenora Mitchell, 68, 402 Park Ave., died Monday at Kitty Askins Hospice Center. Arrangements are incomplete at McIntyre Funeral Home Ministries of Goldsboro....

VIRGINIA B. POTTER

June 7, 1924-May 18, 2009 Virginia Bass Potter, 84, died this morning at Kitty Askins Hospice Center. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Shumate-Faulk Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. Raymond Potter officiating. Burial will...

RUTH RHODES

Ruth Rhodes, 82, died Monday at Kitty Askins Hospice Center. Funeral arrangements are incomplete with Seymour Funeral Home and Cremation Service....

RUTH E. SMITH

MOUNT OLIVE -- Ruth Ezzell Smith, 83, Ann Street, died today at Wayne Hospital. Tyndall Funeral Home is handling the arrangements....

LEONARD O. STEVENSON

Died May 16, 2009 JACKSONVILLE -- Leonard O'Rion "L.O." Stevenson, 85, died Saturday at Quinn Hospice Center in Kenansville. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. today at First Presbyterian Church in Jacksonville, with Dr. John Kerr officiating. Burial...

FRANCES L.C. THOMPSON

Aug. 15, 1930-May 18, 2009 SMITHFIELD -- Frances Louise Creech Thompson, 78, died Monday in Johnston Medical Center. Funeral services will be conducted at 6 p.m. Wednesday in the chapel of Parrish Funeral Home in Selma, with elder James...

DAISY JO TURNER

April 29, 1943-May 18, 2009 MOUNT OLIVE -- Daisy Jo Millard Turner, 66, 322 Jones Turner Road, died Monday morning at her residence. Graveside funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. Wednesday at Maplewood Cemetery in Mount Olive....

REV. SPENCER WILLIAMS JR.

July 9, 1929-May 14, 2009 The Rev. Spencer Williams Jr. -- pastor, husband, father, friend and community leader -- 608 Poplar St., went home to be with his father in heaven Thursday. A homegoing celebration will be held Wednesday...

JIMMY D. WOODARD

April 29, 1943-May 18, 2009 PRINCETON -- Jimmy Dale Woodard, 66, Evans Road, died Monday. The funeral service will be conducted 11 a.m. Wednesday at Casey Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Princeton Cemetery. He was born April 29,...

Monday, May 18, 2009

RUBY P. CHERRY

Ruby Price Cherry, 86, died this morning at Kitty Askins Hospice Center. Funeral arrangements are pending with Shumate-Faulk Funeral Home and Crematory....

ALAN ELLISON

Died May 16, 2009 Alan Ellison, 62, 113 Tilghman Drive, died Saturday at Wake Medical Center. A memorial service will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Seymour Funeral Home, with the Rev. James Frasher officiating....

ANITA G. GRANTHAM

Died May 11, 2009 Anita Gail Grantham, 29, 117 Brenn Loop Road, died May 11 as a result of an automobile accident. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at New Stoney Hill United Holy Church, with...

KENNETH A. GUY

Died May 16, 2009 WILLOW SPRING -- Kenneth Allen Guy, 65, died Saturday at the VA Hospital in Durham. The funeral will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Community Funeral Home Chapel of Warsaw. Burial will follow in...

STEVEN GWALTNEY

Steven Gwaltney, died suddenly Saturday from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Arrangements are incomplete with Seymour Funeral Home and Cremation Service....

CLAY KATSIS

Jan. 23, 1917-May 15, 2009 BURLINGTON -- Clay Katsis, 92, died at home Friday. The family had a Trisagion Service (blessing service) at St. Katherine's Greek Orthodox Church at 7 p.m. Sunday, with visitation following in the church hall....

GRANGER PEARSALL

MOUNT OLIVE -- Granger Pearsall, 89, 135 Tram Road, died Saturday at Wayne Memorial Hospital. Arrangements are incomplete and are being handled by McIntyre Funeral Home Ministries in Mount Olive....

BLANCHE S. POLLOCK

Blanche S. Pollock, 88, died Sunday at Blue Ridge Health Care Center in Raleigh. Funeral arrangements are incomplete with Seymour Funeral Home and Cremation Service....

VIRGINIA B. POTTER

Virginia Bass Potter, 84, died this morning at Kitty Askins Hospice Center. Funeral arrangements are pending with Shumate-Faulk Funeral Home and Crematory....

ANNIE H. SMITH

Died May 16, 2009 DEEP RUN -- Annie H. Smith, 94, 3211 Gray Branch Church Road, died Saturday. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Pink Hill Funeral Home, with the Rev. Ray Brown officiating. She was...

DAISY TURNER

Daisy Turner died this morning at her home. Funeral arrangements are pending with Shumate-Faulk Funeral Home and Crematory....

CHRISTINE S. UZZELL

March 20, 1928-May 17, 2009 Christine Sutton Uzzell, 81, died Sunday at Wayne Memorial Hospital. A service of remembrance will be held Wednesday at 7 p.m. at Rouse Funeral Home, with the Rev. Bill Sutton officiating. Interment will be...

ULYSESS E. WHITFIELD

BROOKLYN, N.Y. -- Ulysess Earl Whitfield, formerly of Goldsboro, died Friday at his home. Funeral arrangements are incomplete. (Pd)...

REV. SPENCER WILLIAMS JR.

July 9, 1929-May 14, 2009 The Rev. Spencer Williams Jr. -- pastor, husband, father, friend and community leader -- 608 Poplar St., went home to be with his father in heaven Thursday. A homegoing celebration will be held Wednesday...

Sunday, May 17, 2009

GLENN HOWARD DAVIS

Feb. 4, 1932-May 16, 2009 Glenn Howard Davis, 77, 1306 Patetown Road, died Saturday at Wayne Memorial Hospital surrounded by his family. Funeral Services will be held at 7 p.m. Monday in the chapel of Seymour Funeral Home with...

ALAN ELLISON

Alan R. Ellison, 63, of 113 Tilghman Drive, died Saturday at Wake Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Seymour Funeral Home....

WILMA EXUM

Wilma Exum, 57, of 107 Brock St. died Saturday morning in the Wayne Memorial Hospital. Arrangements are incomplete at McIntyre Funeral Home Ministries, Goldsboro....

KENNETH GUY

WARSAW -- Kenneth Guy of Willow Springs died Saturday at the VA Hospital in Durham. Arrangements are incomplete at Community Funeral Home of Warsaw....

ANN P. HAMM

Died May 15, 2009 LaGRANGE -- Mrs. Annie Lou "Ann" Perry Hamm passed away Friday at Pitt County Memorial Hospital. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Fairview Cemetery in LaGrange with the Rev. Leon Grubbs...

WILSON K. LEWIS

Oct. 5, 1919-May 15, 2009 MOUNT OLIVE -- Mr. Wilson K. "Hooty" Lewis, 89, died on May 15, after a sudden illness. He was a life-long resident of Mount Olive and a well known and beloved member of the...

DIXIE HERRING NASH

Nov. 25, 1933-May 14, 2009 Dixie Herring Nash, 75, passed away on Thursday at Wayne Memorial Hospital. Dixie was born in Wayne County on Nov. 25, 1933, to the late Benjamin Herring and Ava Moore Herring. She was a...

PHOEBE NEWSOME

May 13, 1936 - May 15, 2009 Phoebe Newsome, 73, died Friday at Britthaven of Goldsboro. Funeral arrangements are incomplete with McIntyre Funeral Home Ministries of Goldsboro....

MELANIE RHODES

Died May 12, 2009 WARSAW -- Melanie "Coote" Rhodes, 89, 1127 NC 24 and 50, died Tuesday, at Wayne Memorial Hospital. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Tuesday at from the Hines Chapel FWB Church with the...

JIM STONE

Died May 15, 2009 Jim Stone, 51, passed away Friday into the care of his Savior. A memorial service will be held in his honor at Stoney Creek FWB Church in Goldsboro at 4 p.m. on Monday. A native...

MYRNA BELL COLLIER SUMMERLIN

77 years 4 months 7 days Jan. 7, 1932-May 14, 2009 Myrna Bell Summerlin, 77, 1418 Boyette Drive, died Thursday at her home. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday in the chapel of Seymour Funeral Home...

JAMES TOLER

Dec. 17, 1944-May 12, 2009 PRINCETON -- James Barney Toler, 64, died Tuesday. Funeral services will be conducted at 6 p.m. today in the chapel of Parrish Funeral Home in Princeton with the Rev. Randy Anderson officiating. The family...

ULYSESS WHITFIELD

Ulysess Earl Whitfield, formerly of Goldsboro, died Friday at his residence in Brooklyn, N.Y. Arrangements are incomplete....

MARGARET W. WHITMAN

March 12, 1928-May 14, 2009 FAISON -- Margaret Williams Whitman, 81, 456 Tom Hill Road, died Thursday night at Wayne Memorial Hospital. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday at Tyndall Funeral Home. Burial will follow...

SPENSER WILLIAMS JR.

The Rev. Spenser Williams Jr., 79, of 308 Poplar St., died Thursday at Wayne Memorial Hospital. Arrangements are incomplete with Hamilton Funeral Chapel....

Friday, May 15, 2009

MARY A. BACKUS

Sept. 18, 1948-May 14, 2009 Mary Ann Backus, 60, 108 Decoy Drive, Pikeville, died Thursday morning at her residence following a lengthy battle with cancer. Born in Gadsden, Ala., she was the daughter of the late Rev. Jack E....

MICHAELL. FOWLER

Michael L. Fowler, 58, 1554 Old Grantham Road, died unexpectedly Monday at the VA Medical Center. Mr. Fowler was a U.S. Army Vietnam veteran. He is survived by his wife, Diane Fowler; his son, Sean Fowler; mother, Madeline Fowler;...

EVA HUMPHRIES

Aug. 16, 1926-May 11, 2009 Eva Humphries, 82, formerly of Goldsboro, died Monday at Community Medical Center, Toms River N.J. Eva was born in Baltimore, Md., on Aug. 16, 1926, to the late John and Carrie Augustus. She was...

ANNIE MAE KENION

Died May 11, 2009 Annie Mae Kenion, 97, of Warsaw, passed Monday at Southwood Nursing and Retirement Center in Clinton. She was the daughter of the late Alex Kenion and Mary Kornegay. She retired as educational supervisor for Duplin...

DIXIE HERRING NASH

Dixie Herring Nash, 75, passed away on Thursday at Wayne Memorial Hospital. Dixie was born in Wayne County on Nov. 25, 1933, to the late Benjamin Herring and Ava Moore Herring. She was a member of Daniels Memorial United...

JESSE SPEIGHT OAKES

March 19, 1930-May 14, 2009 SNOW HILL -- Mr. Jesse Speight Oakes, born March 19, 1930, went to be with his Lord Thursday, after a prolonged illness. He died at his home surrounded by his wife and children. A...

MARY E. RIMEL

July 17-1941-May 9, 2009 CLINTON -- Mary E. Rimel, 67, died May 9 at Wayne Memorial Hospital in Goldsboro. All services will be held at a later date. Mary was born in San Diego on July 17, 1941, to...

MYRNA SUMMERLIN

Myrna Collier Summerlin, 77, died Thursday at her home. Arrangements are pending at Seymour Funeral Home and Cremation Service....

EVELYN H. WALTERS

Dec. 3, 1923-May 14, 2009 Evelyn Hinson Walters, 85, went to be with our Lord and Savior on Thursday at Kitty Askins Hospice Center surrounded by her family. Evelyn was born in Wayne County on Dec. 3, 1923, to...

ADA S. WELLS

April 16, 1924- May 14, 2009 SNOW HILL -- Mrs. Ada Leen Strickland Wells, 85, passed away Thursday morning at Britthaven Nursing Home in Snow Hill. Mrs. Wells was born in Pitt County on April 16, 1924, the daughter...

MARAGRET W. WHITMAN

FAISON -- Margaret Williams Whitman, 81, 456 Tom Hill Road, died early today at Wayne Memorial Hospital. Funeral arrangements are incomplete with Tyndall Funeral Home of Mount Olive....

MARY WILDER

May 10, 2009 Mary Wilder, 42, of 518 Westover Ave., Wilson, died Monday in the Wilson Medical Center. Graveside services will held at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Rest Haven Cemetery on Casey Mill Road, Dudley. Precious and sacred...

Thursday, May 14, 2009

MARY A. BACKUS

Mary Ann Backus, 60, of Pikeville died this morning at her residence. Arrangements are incomplete at Shumate-Faulk Funeral Home and Crematory....

MARTHA HELLON GASKINS BASS

Died May 12, 2009 Martha Hellon Gaskins Bass, 82, went home to her Father in Heaven on Tuesday. She was highly independent, hard-working, strong-willed and a deeply-loved woman. Hellon will be sincerely missed for her feisty nature, her listening...

MICHAEL L. FOWLER

Michael L. Fowler, 58, 1554 Old Grantham Road, died Monday at the VA Medical Center. Mr. Fowler was a U.S. Army veteran. He is survived by his wife, Diane Fowler and one child. A memorial service will be held...

THEODORE ROOSEVELT FOYE SR.

Jan. 19, 1935-May 10, 2009 Theodore Roosevelt Foye, Sr. (affectionately called "Bro" by family and friends) was the son of the late James and Lucinda Foye; the fourth born of eight children and one foster brother. He was born...

ROBERT LEE HADDEN

Aug. 26, 1943-May13, 2009 Robert Lee Hadden, 65, passed away suddenly on Wednesday at his home. Robert was born in Wayne County on Aug. 26, 1943, to the late Guy R. Hadden and Mabel Walker Hadden. He was a...

LOUISE P. HARTLEY

May 25, 1918- May 13, 2009 Louise Pearce Hartley, 90, passed away Wednesday at Kitty Askins Hospice Center surrounded by her family. Louise was born in Johnston County on May 25, 1918, to the late Richard A. Pearce and...

HELEN B. HEGLER

May 15, 1929 - May 13, 2009 Helen Grace Brown Hegler, 79, of 804 Paul St., went to be with the Lord on Wednesday at Wayne Memorial Hospital. Born in Sampson County, she was the daughter of the late...

THOMAS RAY PADGETT

Died May 12, 2009 Thomas Ray Padgett, 73, 1337 Red Hill Road, died Tuesday at Wayne Memorial Hospital. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Albertson Ward,...

MELANIE RHODES

WARSAW -- Melanie Rhodes, 89, of 1127 N.C. 24 and N.C. 50 died Tuesday at Wayne Memorial Hospital. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Garris Funeral Home....

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

HELEN G.HEGLER

Helen Grace Hegler, 79, died this morning at Wayne Memorial Hospital. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Shumate-Faulk Funeral Home....

DIANE W. FRIEDMAN

Aug. 27, 1933 - May 10, 2009 Diane Westervelt Friedman, 75, of 123 Peach Rock Road, Princeton, died Sunday at her residence. Born in Paris, France, she was the daughter of the late Andrew Castle Westervelt and Viola Luethjohn...

HILDA LEIGH HALL GRAHAM

WARSAW -- Hilda Leigh Hall Graham, 72, died Monday at her home. She was born in Blanden County to Clarence T. and Blannie Smith Hall. She is the widow of the late Lynn Robinson Graham. She is survived by...

ANITA G. GRANTHAM

Anita Gail Grantham, 29, of 117 Brenn Loop Road, died Monday as the result of an automobile accident. Arrangements are incomplete at McIntyre Funeral Home Ministries....

ROBERT LEE HADDEN

Robert Lee Hadden, 65, died today at his home. Funeral arrangements are incomplete with Seymour Funeral Home and Cremation Service....

EARLENA B. HINSON

Oct. 25, 1917-May 11, 2009 Earlena Bowen Hinson, 91, passed away suddenly on Monday, at Wayne Memorial Hospital. Earlena was born in Wilson County on Oct. 25, 1917, to the late Fallie Bowen and Emma Coley Bowen. She was...

MSGT. VERNON WAYNE KEZIAH

Died May 10, 2009 MSgt. Vernon Wayne Keziah, 57, of 1203 East Walnut St., died Sunday at the VA Hospital in Durham. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Hamilton Funeral Chapel with the Rev....

MARGURETT A. SNYDER

May 13, 1925 - May 11, 2009 MOUNT OLIVE -- Margurett Axton Snyder, 83, of 200 W. College St., died Monday at Wayne Memorial Hospital. Graveside services will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday at Pineview Cemetery near Seven...

WALKER HERRING TAYLOR

CHARLOTTE -- Walker Herring Taylor, 22, died Sunday. He is survived by his mother, Lisa Herring Mede, and his stepfather; his father, Bob Taylor and stepmother, and three siblings. Funeral services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at...

MAGGIE M. TYSON

April 17, 1921 - May 12, 2009 Maggie Mozelle Hensley Tyson, 88, of 177 Hinnant Road in Pikeville, died Tuesday at her residence. Born in Orange County, she was the daughter of the late James Walter and Cora Elizabeth...

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

HELLON G. BASS

Hellon Gaskins Bass, 82, of Derek Drive, died this morning at home. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Howell Funeral Home & Crematory....

BYRON (HENRY) BROW III

WILMINGTON - Byron Henry Brow, III, 53, died May 9, 2009 at UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill. Henry was the son of the late Dr. Byron Henry Brow Jr., and Audrey Sutton Brow of Goldsboro and the grandson of...

BRIAN MATTHEW DAVIS

Graveside services for Brian Matthew Davis, 21, will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Evergreen Cemetery by Howell Funeral Home & Crematory www.howellfuneral.com. (Pd)...

EARLENA B. HINSON

Earlena Bowen Hinson, 91, died Monday in her home. Funeral arrangements are incomplete with Seymour Funeral Home and Cremation Service....

RONALD LAMONT HOWELL JR.

Ronald Lamont Howell Jr., 35, of 504 B. Lime St., died Tuesday morning at Wayne Memorial Hospital. One son survives. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the McIntyre Funeral Home chapel. Burial will follow in...

ANNIE M. KENION

CLINTON -- Annie M. Kenion, 96, formerly of 778 College St., Warsaw, died Monday at Southwood Nursing and Retirement Center in Clinton. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Rhodes Funeral Home, Warsaw....

MSGT. VERNON W. KEZIAH

MSgt. Vernon Wayne Keziah, 57, 103 E. Walnut St., died Sunday at the VA Hospital in Durham. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Hamilton Funeral Chapel....

LOIS P. LANGSTON

November 19, 1925 - May 11, 2009 Lois Parks Langston, 83, passed away at home Monday with her family by her side. She was born in Wayne County to the late Joseph S. and Lila O. Smith Parks and...

CARROLL E. LYNCH

April 8, 1931-May 11, 2009 Carroll Edward Lynch, 78, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Monday. Carroll was born in Wayne County on April 8, 1931, to the late John Lemley Lynch and Lena Walters Lynch....

BOBBY MATYJASIK

SNOW HILL -- Robert "Bobby" Steven Matyjasik, 54, passed away unexpectedly Sunday at Lenoir Memorial Hospital. Bobby was a retired carpenter. Memorial services will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday at the chapel of Taylor-Tyson Funeral Service. The family...

MARY E. RIMEL

Mary E. Rimel, 67, died Saturday at Wayne Memorial Hospital. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Howell Funeral Home & Crematory....

MICHELE L. STRICKLAND

March 12, 1977-May 10, 2009 Michele Lynn Strickland, 32, of Raleigh passed away on Sunday at Wayne Memorial Hospital. She was employed with the North Carolina Dep-artment of Transportation. A funeral service will be held on Wednesday at 7...

GENEVA GRIMES SUTTON

Oct. 6, 1925 - May 11, 2009 MOUNT OLIVE -- Geneva Grimes Sutton, 83, died Monday morning in Holly Cross Hospital in Silver Spring, Md. Services for Mrs. Sutton will be held by the graveside at 11 a.m. on...

WALKER HERRING TAYLOR

NEWTON GROVE -- Walker Herring Taylor, 22, died Sunday. Arrangements are incomplete with West & Dunn Funeral Home....

MARY WILDER

Mary Wilder, 42, of 518 Westover Ave., Wilson, died Monday in the Wilson Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete at McIntyre Funeral Home Ministries....

Monday, May 11, 2009

YARSMON BRIDGES ADAMS

died May 8, 2009 Yarsmon Bridges Adams, 47, of Durham, died Friday. Yarsmon was a member of Bell-Yeager Freewill Baptist Church where she was the Director of the Disciples of Bell-Yeager Youth Choir, Assistant Director of Bell-Yeager Mass Choir,...

THEODORE R. FOYE SR.

Theodore R. Foye Sr., 74, 1015 S. Claiborne St., died Sunday Morning at Kitty Askins Hospice Center. Funeral arrangements are incomplete with Rhodes Funeral Home....

CARROLL E. LYNCH

Carroll Edward Lynch, 78, died this morning at Kitty Askins Hospice Center. Funeral arrangements are incomplete with Seymour Funeral Home and Cremation Service....

MICHELE LYNN STRICKLAND

Michele Lynn Strickland, 32, died Sunday at Wayne Memorial Hospital. Arrangements are incomplete with Shumate-Faulk Funeral Home and Crematory of Goldsboro....

GENEVA G. SUTTON

MOUNT OLIVE -- Geneva Grimes Sutton, 83, died early today in Maryland. Arrangements are incomplete at Tyndall Funeral Home....

Sunday, May 10, 2009

YARSMON BRIDGES ADAMS

Died May 8, 2009 DURHAM -- Yarsmon Bridges Adams, 47, of 533 Bluestone Road, died Friday. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Bell-Yeager Free Will Baptist Church, 128 E. Cornwallis Road. Family visitation will be...

BRIAN MATTHEW DAVIS

April 3, 1988-May 3, 2009 Brian Matthew Davis, 21, passed away Sunday at the Cliffs of the Neuse State Park in Seven Springs. Graveside services will be held Wednesday at 3 p.m. at Evergreen Memorial Cemetery in Princeton with...

EDNA L. OAKLEY

Jan. 19, 1934-May 7, 2009 DUDLEY -- Edna Lewis Jones Oakley, 75, passed away on Thursday evening at Wayne Memorial Hospital surrounded by her family. Funeral services will be held today at 5 p.m. in the chapel of Seymour...

KENDRA NYETTA SMALLS

Died May 4, 2009 Kendra Nyetta Smalls, 21, 905 A. Carver Drive, died Monday at Pitt Memorial Hospital. Her tender life will be remembered Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Goldsboro Raleigh Disciples Institute, 214 Hooks River Road. Kendra's casket...

ELDRESS BESSIE M. WILLIAMS

Aug. 12, 1928-May 7, 2009 A celebration for the life of Eldress Bessie Martin Williams, 80, of 708 N. Madison Ave., who slipped into God's eternal rest on Thursday, May 7, 2009, at Wayne Memorial Hospital, will be held...

Friday, May 8, 2009

JO "SHOWLEY" BOWMAN

Died May 6, 2009 FORT WAYNE, Ind. -- Jo (Showley) Bowman, 72, died Wednesday at her home. The funeral will be Monday at 7 p.m. at D.O. McComb and Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home. She was born in Rochester,...

LEONARD R. CARTER

July 1, 1958-May 6, 2009 LAGRANGE -- Leonard Ray Carter, 50, Wednesday at Wayne Memorial Hospital. A service of remembrance will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. from Rouse Funeral Home, with the Rev. Larry Buchanan officiating. Inter-ment will...

DEBBY L. CLAYTON

Nov. 23, 1952-May 6, 2009 Deborah "Debby" Lynn Clayton, 56, 1098 Buck Swamp Road, died Wednesday at home. Funeral services will be held tonight at 7 from the chapel of Howell Funeral Home & Crematory with visitation immediately following...

BRIAN M. DAVIS

April 3, 1988-May 3, 2009 Brian Matthew Davis, 21, died Sunday at the Cliffs of the Neuse State Park in Seven Springs. Graveside services will be held Wednesday at 3 p.m. at Evergreen Memorial Cemetery in Princeton. The family...

PENNIE JAMES

Died May 7, 2009 Pennie James, 89, 2201 Royall Ave., died Thursday at Wayne Memorial Hospital. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Jerusalem Free Will Baptist Church in Seven Springs. Burial will follow in the...

CHESTER MEACHAM

Died May 6, 2009 DUDLEY -- Chester Meacham, 89, 109 Athens Drive, died Wednesday at home. Funeral services will be held Monday at 2 p.m. in the chapel of McIntyre Funeral Home Ministries of Mount Olive. Visitation will be...

EDNA L. OAKLEY

DUDLEY -- Edna Lewis Oakley died Thursday at Wayne Memorial Hospital. Arrangements are incomplete at Seymour Funeral Home and Cremation Service....

MARTIN POWELL

Died May 4, 2009 ATLANTA, Ga. -- Martin Powell died Monday night at Emory University Hospital. Funeral will be 11 a.m. Sunday at Community Fun-eral Home in Blakely, Ga. He was the husband of Donnell Jackson of Parkstown....

W. GLEN SYKES

May 30, 1924-May 7, 2009 William Glenwood "Glen" Sykes, 84, 1316 Robin St., died Thursday at Wayne Memorial Hospital. Funeral services will be Friday at 7 p.m. in the chapel of Seymour Funeral Home, with the Rev. Jerry Mitchell...

BEVERLY R. "BOOTLY" WHITFIELD SR.

July 12, 1927-May 7, 2009 MOUNT OLIVE -- Beverly Ray "Bootly" Whitfield Sr., 81, died Thursday at Wayne Memorial Hospital with his family surrounding him. Services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Tyndall Funeral Home Chapel,...

BESSIE M. WILLIAMS

Elder Bessie Martin Williams, 80, 708 N. Madison Ave., died Thursday at Wayne Memorial Hospital. Arrangements are incomplete at Rhodes Funeral Home of Goldsboro....

Thursday, May 7, 2009

REMATHA S. BROWN

Died May 1, 2009 PHILADELPHIA, Pa. -- Rematha Suggs Brown died May 1 at 2 p.m. in Manor Chapel Rest Home. The funeral will be held Friday at 11 a.m. in Philadelphia. She was the daughter of the late...

LEONARD R. CARTER

Died May 6, 2009 LAGRANGE -- Leonard Ray Carter, 50, died Wednesday at Wayne Memorial Hospital. Arrangements are incomplete at Rouse Funeral Home of LaGrange....

DEBORAH L. CLAYTON

Died May 6, 2009 Deborah Lynn Clayton, 56, died Wednesday at Wayne Memorial Hospital. Arrangements are incomplete at Howell Funeral Home & Crematory in Goldsboro....

BRIAN M. DAVIS

Died May 3, 2009 Brian Matthew Davis, 21, died Sunday at the Cliffs of the Neuse State Park in Seven Springs. Arrangements are incomplete at Howell Funeral Home & Crematory in Goldsboro....

JACKIE FOREHAND

June 4, 1948-May 5, 2009 GREENVILLE -- Jacqueline "Jackie" Perkins Forehand, 60, died Tuesday afternoon at University Hospice in Greenville surrounded by her family. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 6 p.m. at Unity Free Will Baptist Church...

GENEVA T. HAYLETTS

June 3, 1931-May 4, 2009 Funeral services for Geneva Thompson Hayletts will be held Saturday at 3 p.m. at Augusta Chapel Church on Durham Lake Road in Dudley. Pastor Brady Carmack will officiate and burial will follow in the...

PENNY JAMES

Died May 7, 2009 Penny James, 89, 2201 Royall Ave., died Thursday morning at Wayne Memorial Hospital. Arrangements are incomplete at McIntyre Funeral Home Ministries of Goldsboro....

CHESTER MEACHAM

Died May 6, 2009 DUDLEY -- Chester Meacham, 89, 109 Athens Drive, died Wednesday at his residence. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and are being handled by McIntyre Funeral Home Ministries of Mount Olive....

DOROTHY M. MILLER

Died May 3, 2009 WARSAW -- Dorothy Marcella Miller, 49, 460 Johnson Church Road, died Sunday at Wayne Memorial Hospital. Funeral services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. from KEMBA Headquarters, with Elder Lorenzo Simmons officiating. Burial will...

ROBERT M. PERSON

March 27, 1943-May 5, 2009 Robert "Bobby" Milton Person, 66, died Tuesday at Wayne Memorial Hospital. Graveside services will be held Friday at noon at Wayne Memorial Park, with the Rev. Charles Sugg Sr. officiating. Bobby was born in...

WILLIAM G. SYKES

Died May 7, 2009 William Glen Sykes, 84, died today at Wayne Memorial Hospital. Funeral arrangements are incomplete with Seymour Funeral Home and Cremation Service....

DOROTHY M. TALTON

Aug. 4, 1925-May 6, 2009 Dorothy Mitchell Talton, 83, died Wednesday at Wayne Memorial Hospital. Graveside services will be held Friday at 10 a.m. at Wayne Memorial Park. The family will greet friends following the service. Dorothy was born...

HUGH M. "MIKE" TILTON

June 8, 1948-April 17, 2009 Hugh Michael "Mike" Tilton, 60, died April 17 at Mount Olive Care and Rehabilitation Center. Graveside services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Wayne Memorial Park, with the Rev. Thomas P. Norris,...

B. R. "BOOTLEY" WHITFIELD SR.

Died May 7, 2009 MOUNT OLIVE -- B.R. "Bootley" Whitfield Sr., 81, 1841 Indian Springs Road, died today at Wayne Hospital. Arrangement are pending at Tyndall Funeral Home....

MARJORIE WILKINS

Aug. 11, 1939-April 30, 2009 EDISON, N.J. -- Graveside services for Marjorie Wilkins, 1061 Inman Ave., formerly of Goldsboro, will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. at Elmwood Cemetery, with Senior Pastor Prophetess A. R. Boyd officiating. Local arrangements...

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

KATIE F. BEST

March 12, 1919-May 5, 2009 Katie Fields Best, 90, formerly of Goldsboro, died Tuesday at National Health Care in Greenville, S.C. The family will greet friends Friday from 1 to 2 p.m. at Seymour Funeral Home, followed by a...

THELMA B. DAVIS

Died May 4, 2009 Thelma Beatrice Davis, 94, 1405 Poplar St., Apt. 44, died Monday at Kitty Askins Center. Funeral services will be held Friday at 1 p.m. at Best Grove Missionary Baptist Church, 1065 Tommy's Road, with the...

JACKIE FOREHAND

GRIMESLAND -- Jackie Forehand, 60, died Tuesday at University Hospice in Greenville. Arrangements are incomplete at Seymour Funeral Home and Cremation Service....

JEAN D. JONES

Jan. 14, 1928-May 5, 2009 PIKEVILLE -- Jean Davis Jones, 81, died Tuesday morning at Wayne Memorial Hospital surrounded by her family. Graveside services will be held Thursday at 3 p.m. in the mausoleum chapel at Wayne Memorial Park,...

DOUG ODOM

Died May 4, 2009 DOBBERSVILLE -- Doug Odom, 56, died Monday. The funeral will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at Brownings United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Leland Heath officiating. Interment will be at Wayne Memorial Park in...

MAE BELLE P. ROYALL

Aug. 5, 1920-May 5, 2009 MOUNT OLIVE -- Mae Belle Potter Royall, 88, longtime Mount Olive resident, and in recent years a resident of Glen-Care Retirement Center, died early Tuesday morning at Kitty Askins Hospice Center. Funeral services, officiated...

EDNA L. SMITH

April 23, 1922-May 5, 2009 Edna Langston Smith, 87, died Tuesday morning at the Brian Center. Funeral services will be held tonight at 7:30 at United in Christ Church, with the Rev. Ira Williford and the Rev. Dr. Don...

DOROTHY M. TALTON

Dorothy Mitchell Talton, 83, died this morning at Wayne Memorial Hospital. Arrangements are incomplete at Seymour Funeral Home and Cremation Service....

BETTY JEAN WHITE

Died May 2, 2009 NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. -- Betty Jean White, 65, died Saturday at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center in Myrtle Beach. Funeral service will be held today at noon at Hamilton Funeral Chapel, 726 S.W. Tarboro...

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

KATIE BEST

Katie Lee Fields Best, 90, passed away this morning at National Health Care in Greenville, S.C. Funeral arrangements are incomplete with Seymour Funeral Home and Cremation Service....

GENEVA HAYLETTS

Geneva Hayletts, 77, 466 Durham Lake Road, Dudley, died Monday at Wayne Memorial Hospital. Arrangements are incomplete and are being handled by McIntyre Funeral Home Ministries, Goldsboro....

MARY JO GRIFFIN HOOKS

died May 3, 2009 Mary Jo Griffin Hooks, 77, of Fremont, died Sunday. She was a native of Dortches in Nash County and a 1954 graduate of Meredith College. Upon marriage to the late C. Taylor Hooks Jr., she...

RONALD L. HOWELL JR.

Ronald Lamont Howell, Jr., 35, 504-B Lime Street, died today at Wayne Memorial Hospital. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and have been entrusted to McIntyre Funeral Home Ministries....

THOMAS NATHAN "SPARKY" JACKSON

died May 3, 2009 Thomas Nathan "Sparky" Jackson, age 34, of E. Walnut Street passed away Sunday at home. He was a veteran of the United States Air Force. A graveside service with full military honors will be held...

JEAN D. JONES

PIKEVILLE - Jean Davis Jones, 81, passed away this morning at Wayne Memorial Hospital. Funeral arrangements are incomplete with Seymour Funeral Home and Cremation Service....

MAE BELLE POTTER ROYALL

MOUNT OLIVE -- Mae Belle Potter Royall died early today at Kitty Askins Hospice Center in Goldsboro. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and are being handled by Tyndall Funeral Home....

KENDRA N. SMALLS

Kendra Nyetta Smalls, 21, 905-A Carver Drive, Goldsboro, died Monday at Pitt Memorial Hospital. Arrangements are incomplete and are being handled by McIntyre Funeral Home Ministries, Goldsboro....

EDNA LANGSTON SMITH

Edna Langston Smith, 87, passed away this morning at the Brian Center. Funeral arrangements are incomplete with Seymour Funeral Home and Cremation Service....

JAMES H. WEEKS

April 29, 1945 -May 4, 2009 James Henry Weeks, 64, of the Turks and Caicos Islands, formerly of Goldsboro, passed away suddenly on Monday in Columbus, Ohio. James was born in Wayne County on April 29, 1945 and was...

BETTY JEAN WHITE

died May 2, 2009 Ms. Betty Jean White, 65, of North Myrtle Beach, S.C., passed away Saturday at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center in Myrtle Beach, S.C. Funeral service will be held at noon Wednesday at Hamilton Funeral Chapel,...

MARJOIRE WILKINS

Marjorie Wilkins, 69, of Edison, New Jersey, died Thursday at JFK Medical Center in Edison. Arrangements are incomplete at McIntyre Funeral Home Ministries, Goldsboro....

Monday, May 4, 2009

NORWOOD L. COX. SR.

Nov. 25, 1931-April 30, 2009 Norwood Lee Cox Sr., 119 Sandy Drive, died April 30 at Wayne Memorial Hospital. Services will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Leventon Chapel Original Free Will Baptist Church, Highway 58 North in...

OTHA L. HAIRR

Died May 2,2009 Otha Lee Hairr, 83, Goldsboro, died Saturday morning at Kitty Askins Hospice Center. A funeral will be held today at 2 p.m. at Skinner and Smith Funeral Home, with the Rev. James Frasher and the Rev....

MARK A. HERRING

Dec. 14, 1959-May 3, 2009 MOUNT OLIVE -- Mark Anthony Herring, 49, died early Sunday morning at his residence. Services will be held by the graveside Tuesday at 3 p.m. at Wayne Memorial Park, with the Rev. Doug Dexter...

MARY J. HOOKS

Died May 3, 2009 FREMONT -- Mary Jo Griffin Hooks, 77, died Sunday. Arrangements are incomplete and are being handled by Wilson Memorial Service of Wilson....

THOMAS JACKSON

Died May 3, 2009 Thomas "Sparky" Jackson, 34, East Walnut Street, died Sunday at home. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Howell Funeral Home & Crematory in Goldsboro....

DOROTHY MILLER

Died May 3, 2009 WARSAW -- Dorothy Miller, 49, 460 Johnson Church Road, died Sunday at Wayne Memorial Hospital. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and are being handled by Garris Funeral Home....

MARY E.B.B. SPENCER

Nov. 11, 1921-May 1, 2009 "To everything there is a season, and a time To every purpose under the heaven!" DUDLEY -- Deaconess Mary Elizabeth B. Booker Spencer, 87, 2900 Old Mount Olive Highway, departed her earthly life Friday...

MARJOIRE WILKINS

Aug. 11, 1939-April 30,2009 Marjoire Wilkins, formerly of Goldsboro, died April 30 in Edison, N.J. Funeral arrangements are being handled by Jones Funeral Home in Rahway, N.J. Burial will be at Elmwood Cemetery in Goldsboro. Among her survivors is...

Sunday, May 3, 2009

LESTER G. BAILEY

May 30, 1945-May 1, 2009 Lester Gray Bailey, 63, passed away on Friday at his daughter- and son-in-law's home in Angier surrounded by his family. Funeral services will be held Monday at 6 p.m. in the chapel of Seymour...

NORWOOD COX

Norwood Lee Cox, 119 Sandy Drive, died. Services will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Leventon Chapel O.F.W.B. Church, N.C. 58, Stantonburg. Elder George Williams will officiate. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery. He is survived by his wife...

JOSEPH THOMAS DAVIS

Sept. 29, 1935-April 30, 2009 Joseph Thomas Davis, 73, passed away on Thursday evening at Wayne Memorial Hospital. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, May 6, 2009 at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Seymour Funeral Home. Burial will...

JESSE MANLEY

Died April 27, 2009 DUDLEY -- Jesse "Cadilliac" Manley, 71, died Monday at SunBridge Nursing Center. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 1 p.m. at Mt. Gilead Missionary Baptist Church, Mount Olive, with the Rev. Hosea Manley officiating....

CHARLES J. MURRAY

Dec. 8, 1936-May 1, 2009 Charles Joe Murray, 72, of Charlotte died Friday at his residence. Graveside services will be Monday at 3 p.m. at Fairview Cemetery, LaGrange with the Rev. Jerry Mitchell officiating. A native of Elizabethton, Tenn.,...

JESSICA LYNN NELSON

Dec. 4, 2008-April 30, 2009 BYRON, Ga -- Jessica Lynn Nelson, four months and 26 days old, died suddenly Thursday while visiting her maternal grandparents in the Nahunta community. Funeral services will be held Monday at 7 p.m. at...

WALTER PARNELL

April 17, 1931-May1, 2009. KENLY -- Walter Eugene Parnell, 78, of Richardson-Bass Road died Friday, May 1, 2009. Graveside services will be held Monday May 4, 2009, at 11 a.m. at Kenly Cemetery. The family will receive friends at...

JAMES L. ROBERTS

July 12, 1946-April 26, 2009 DUDLEY -- James Lawrence Roberts, 62, died April 26 at Wayne Memorial Hospital. A memorial service will be held Thursday at 6 p.m. at Mar Mac Friends Church, with Howard Seymour officiating. The family...

WILLIAM W. SCOTT

Aug. 17, 1960-April 30, 2009 Maureen and Bill Scott lost their very special and beloved son, Billy, Thursday when he died at Wayne Memorial Hospital of complications from pneumonia. The funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Monday...

MICHAEL SUTTON

Born and Died April 29, 2009 Baby boy Michael Eugene Sutton, 6001 Church Road, died Wednesday at Wayne Memorial Hospital. Graveside services will be held today at 11 a.m. at Rhodes Memorial Gardens, Durham Lake Road, Dudley. Minister Hazel...

BERNICE H. SUTTON

May 4, 1913-May 1, 2009 MAYSVILLE -- Bernice Hardison "Ma-Ma" Sutton, 95, of Brookstone Assisted Living, died Friday. A service of remembrance will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Rouse Funeral Home with the Rev. Woody Whitt officiating....

IDA WATTS

Died April 30, 2009 SEVEN SPRINGS -- Ida Janet Watts, 78, of 866 Camp Jubilee Road, passed away Thursday morning surrounded by her family. Memorial services will be today at 3 p.m. at the home, 866 Camp Jubilee Road...

DARTHA M. WESTBROOK

Aug. 16, 1918-May 1, 2009 Dartha M. Westbrook, 90, 153 Paul Hare Road in the Grantham Community, died Friday at The Pines of Goldsboro. A funeral service will be held Monday at 11 a.m. at Shumate-Faulk Funeral Home Chapel...

FRANKLIN WHITFIELD

April 15, 1934-May 2, 2009 Franklin Whitfield, 75, died Saturday at Quinn Hospice Center. Memorial services will be held Monday at 7 p.m. at Shumate-Faulk Funeral Home Chapel with Mr. John Barnette officiating. Born in Wayne County, he was...

DENNIE WILLIS

Died April 29, 2009 Dennie Mae McGirth Willis, 81, of Dudley, formerly of New Bern, died on Wednesday at the Sunbridge Care and Rehabilitation Facility in Mount Olive. Funeral will be held on Monday at 11 a.m. at West...

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JAH'MERE Z. MCKINNEY-COOPER

Born and died April 29, 2009 Baby Jah'mere Zamontle'my'kel McKinney-Cooper, 113 Astor Court, was born and died Wednesday at Wayne Memorial Hospital. Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Sunday in Elmwood Cemetery. He was the son of...

LESTER G. BAILEY

Died May 1, 2009 Lester Gray Bailey, 63, died Friday morning in Angier. Funeral arrangements are incomplete with Seymour Funeral Home and Cremation Service....

NORWOOD COX SR.

Died April 30,2009 Norwood Cox Sr., 119 Sandy Drive, died Thursday evening at Wayne Memorial Hospital. He is survived by his wife, Lillie Cox. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and are being handled by Lightner Memorial Funeral Home....

JOSEPH T. DAVIS

Died April 30, 2009 Joseph Thomas Davis, 73, died Thursday evening at Wayne Memorial Hospital. Funeral arrangements are incomplete with Seymour Funeral Home and Cremation Service....

ANNETTE HOLLAND

Died April 27, 2009 Annette Holland, 47, 1402 Clingman St., died Monday at Kitty Askins Hospice Center. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Elm Grove Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ) Church in Pikeville. Burial...

MARZILLA H. HUNTER

Jan. 5, 1954-April 30, 2009 Marzilla Holloway Hunter, 55, 706 Robinson Place, died Thursday at Wayne Memorial Hospital. A celebration of life will be held at noon Monday at Tabernacle of Prayer for All People, 2005 S. John St.,...

BARBARA E.Y. MOYE

March 20, 1927-April 28, 2009 Barbara Elizabeth Yelverton Moye died Tuesday at Wayne Memorial Hospital. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Willow Dale Cemetery, with Dr. Robert Fulkerson officiating. A native of Wayne County, she...

LILLIAN B. RADABAUGH

Aug. 12, 1922-April 30, 2009 PIKEVILLE -- Lillian Ballance Radabaugh, 86, died Thursday at SunBridge Nursing Home. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Evergreen Memorial Cemetery, with the Rev. Ron Hawley officiating. Mrs. Radabaugh was...

MICHAEL E. SUTTON

Born and died April 29, 2009 LAGRANGE -- Louise Frederick and Michael Eugene Sutton, 6001 Church Road, announce the birth and death of their son, baby Michael Eugene Sutton, Wednesday at Wayne Memorial Hospital. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and...

DEBBIE THOMPSON

Sept. 1, 1960-April 29, 2009 Deborah Coats Thompson, 48, went to be with her Lord Wednesday evening at Kitty Askins Hospice Center surrounded by her family. The family will receive friends Saturday from 1 to 2 p.m. at Seymour...

JAMES D. TURNER

Feb. 10, 1940-April 30, 2009 LUCAMA -- James Douglas Turner, 69, Hwy. 117, died Thursday at Pitt Memorial Hospital. A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Black Creek Cemetery. He was born in Wayne County...

COLLEEN WATERS

June 5, 1931-April 30, 2009 Elizabeth Colleen Waters, 77, died Thursday at Kitty Askins Hospice Center surrounded by her family. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Victory Free Will Baptist Church, 1806 Wayne Memorial Drive,...

IDA J. WATTS

Died April 30, 2009 SEVEN SPRINGS -- Ida Janet Watts, 78, 866 Camp Jubilee Road, died Thursday morning at home. Memorial services will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at the residence, 866 Camp Jubilee Road in Seven Springs....

MARY L.W.C. WORLEY

Dec. 6, 1927-April 30, 2009 PRINCETON -- Mary Louise Wiggins Campbell Worley, 81, died Thursday morning in Smithfield Manor. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday in the chapel of Parrish Funeral Home, with the Rev. Marcus...