01/20/11 — JOHN WRAY SLYE

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June 9, 1921-Jan. 16, 2011

DUDLEY -- John Wray Slye, 89, Dudley, died Sunday at Wayne Memorial Hospital in Goldsboro.

Born in Newport News, Va., he was the son of the late John Franklin and Ethel Morgan Slye, and the husband of Della S. Slye.

Being called to the ministry, John pastured his first church in 1960, and dedicated his life to service in the International Pentecostal Holiness Church in several churches in North Carolina and Washington, D.C.

Previous to his last church, he was pastor of Tabernacle in Goldsboro from 1982 until 1985, and retired from West Moreland Pentecostal Holiness Church in Wilson in 1987.

A memorial service will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. from the chapel of Shumate-Faulk Funeral Home in Goldsboro.

The family will visit with friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the service, and at other times at the home.

In addition to his wife, John is survived by a son, Edward W. Slye of Mesa, Ariz.; a daughter, Patricia Mae Slye Webster of Greensboro, N.C.; 11 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.

The family requests that, in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Liberty Pentecostal Holiness.


Published in Obituaries on January 20, 2011 1:48 PM