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Oct. 13, 1986-March 9, 2010

Benjamin R. "Buddy" Palaganas, 23, passed away Tuesday after a short illness at Pitt Memorial Hospital.

Funeral services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Rosewood First Baptist Church, with the Rev. Larry Bostian and the Rev. Vernon Braswell officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen Memorial Cemetery.

Buddy was born in Wayne County Oct. 13, 1986, to Tony and Mary Jane Palaganas of Goldsboro.

He was a graduate of Rosewood High School and had worked with Big Lots in Asheville.

In addition to his parents, Buddy is survived by his brothers, Michael Scott and wife, Karen, of Mebane, Austin Scott of Rosewood and Kevin W. Palaganas of Greenville; his sisters, Patty Kennedy and husband, Jimmy, of Athens, Ga., and Dee Hope and husband, Doug, of Roswell, Ga.; his aunts, Carmen Palaganas and Lupita Gonzales of California; his uncle, Ignacio Palaganas of California; and his niece and nephews, Craig Kennedy, Jamie Kennedy and Julia Scott.

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Antonio Palaganas; his maternal grandmother, Essie A. Tucker; and an uncle, Pepe Palaganas.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to AAMDSIF, 100 Park Ave., Suite 108, Rockville, Md., 20850.

The family will receive friends Friday from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Seymour Funeral Home and other times at the home of his parents, 105 Susan Circle in Goldsboro.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.seymourfuneralhome.com.


Published in Obituaries on March 11, 2010 1:46 PM