MARTHA BATTLE WILLIAMS
Feb. 8, 1945-Dec. 28, 2011
"Weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning." (Psalm 30:5)
Mrs. Martha Battle Williams, 66, lovingly known by her family and friends as "Sister," 303 Hollybrook Ave., Goldsboro, graciously departed her life Wednesday,
Dec. 28, 2011, at Wayne Memorial Hospital in Goldsboro.
"Sister" was born in Wayne County, Feb. 8, 1945, to the late
Luevenia Hall Battle
and George Battle.
She was educated in the Wayne County Public School System. She graduated from Central High School and after graduation, she attended and graduated from DeShavors Beauty College as a licensed cosmetologist.
Also, she was the owner of Martha's beauty shop for 35 years.
She was a member of Best Grove Missionary Baptist Church, where Martha served as a member of the senior choir until her health failed.
Martha was preceded in death by a sister, Jessie Dorothy Jackson, and a brother, Norris Ray Battle.
Funeral service will be conducted Monday, Jan. 2, 2012, at 11 a.m. at Best Grove Missionary Baptist Church, 1065 Tommy's Road, Goldsboro, with pastor Joe A. Jackson officiating. Interment will follow in Old Mill Cemetery, 2919 Central Heights Road, Goldsboro.
A public viewing will be held Sunday, Jan. 1, 2012, at McIntyre Funeral Home and Florist, 900 S. George St., Goldsboro, from 2 to 6 p.m.
Also, Jan. 1, 2012, the family will be present to receive friends from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. at McIntyre Funeral Home.
Martha leaves to cherish her loving and precious memory her son, Cornelius Tyrone Williams of Las Vegas, Nev.; seven brothers; Alphonso Battle, George Ronnie Battle, Paul Battle and wife, Florence, Clifton Battle and Tony Edmondson all of Goldsboro, James Harper of Queens, N.Y., and Dennis Waters of Washington, D.C.; three sisters, Pauline Bell and husband, Jimmy, Hilda Battle and Janice Isler and husband, Larry all of Goldsboro; two aunts, Retha Hall and Emma Young both of Goldsboro; a special niece, Antoinetta Bell Bethea of the home; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins other relatives and friends.
At other times, the family will receive friends at 303 Hollybrook Ave., Goldsboro, where the family and friends will assemble one hour prior to the funeral in preparation for the funeral procession.
Cards, lovegrams and condolences may be faxed to McIntyre Funeral Home and Florist at 731-4338 or condolences may be posted online at www.mcintyrefh.com.
Flowers may be sent to McIntyre Funeral Home and Florist, 900 S. George St., Goldsboro.
TITLE: TESSIE WHITFIELD AUTHOR: News-Argus Staff ----- BODY:
Died Dec. 27, 2011
Tessie Whitfield, Willow Creek Nursing Home, died Tuesday at Wayne Memorial Hospital.
Funeral will be Sunday at 1 p.m. at Mount Zion Seventh Day Adventist Church in Parkstown, with pastor Calvin Watkins Jr. officiating. Burial will be in Old Mill Cemetery.
Visitation will be Saturday from 2 to 8 p.m. at LaGrange Funeral Services.TITLE: LOSSIE H. WITHERINGTON AUTHOR: News-Argus Staff ----- BODY:
Sept. 26, 1916-Dec. 29, 2011
MOUNT OLIVE -- Lossie Belle Holloman Witherington, 95, passed away Thursday morning, Dec. 29, at Kitty Askins Hospice Center.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, Dec. 31, at 7 p.m. in the chapel at Tyndall Funeral Home, with the Rev. James Earl Herring officiating.
Visitation will follow the service, and at other times, the family will be at the home of Wanda and David Williford, 260 Thunder Swamp Road, Mount Olive.
Burial will be Sunday, Jan. 1, at 2 p.m. in Maplewood Cemetery.
She was a member of Jones Grove Pentecostal Holiness Church.
Mrs. Witherington is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Wanda and David Williford of Mount Olive; three sons and daughters-in-law, Gene Witherington of Mount Olive, Charles and Carolyn Witherington of Mount Olive and Linwood and Debbie Witherington of Goldsboro; another daughter-in-law, Brenda Witherington of Goldsboro; two sisters, Peggy Edwards and Janice Martin both of Mount Olive; three brothers, Kenneth Holloman and Leonard Holloman Jr. both of Mount Olive and Edward Holloman of Goldsboro; 11 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Lloyd Witherington; a son, Ray Witherington; a great-grandson, Josh McIntosh; her parents, Leonard and Rosa Ella Anderson Holloman; a brother, Wilbert Holloman; and two sisters, Doris Strickland and Marie Baker.
Flowers are welcome; however, memorial gifts may be made to Kitty Askins Hospice, 107 Handley Park Court, Goldsboro, N.C., 27534.
Online condolences to www.tyndallfh.com.
TITLE: REV. KIMBERLY DAWN BENTON AUTHOR: News-Argus Staff ----- BODY:
Nov. 20, 1967-Dec. 27, 2011
Kimmie Benton, 44, passed away Dec. 27, 2011.
Her funeral service will be Saturday, Dec. 31, at 11 a.m. at Howell Funeral Home in Goldsboro, with visitation afterward. Interment will be at Oak Ridge Memorial Park in Pink Hill.
Kimberly was born in Raleigh Nov. 20, 1967.
Her love and devotion to Jesus, her family and friends has been an inspiration to everyone who knew her.
Kimmie is survived by her loving husband, Gerald Benton, and her children Chandler, Daniel and Sarah Benton of Trenton. She is also survived by her mother, Teddy Boatwright of Kinston; father, Wendell Boatwright of Dillon, S.C.; her grandmother, the Rev. Shirley Jones of Australia; and several uncles, aunts and cousins.
TITLE: MARJORIE WATSON HOLLAND AUTHOR: News-Argus Staff ----- BODY:
Died Dec. 29, 2011
FUQUAY-VARINA -- Marjorie Watson Holland, 93, passed away peacefully Thursday, Dec. 29, 2011.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 31, 2011, at Thomas Funeral Home Chapel, 401 N. Ennis St., Fuquay-Varina.
Interment will be held at 3 p.m. at Wayne Memorial Park, 2925 U.S. 117 South, Goldsboro.
A native of Wilson, she married William David "Bill" Holland in June of 1940, shortly after their graduation from East Carolina College.
Marjorie went on to teach school, and later finished her working career with a local bank.
Upon retirement, they lived in Goldsboro until after Bill's death, when she moved to Windsor Point in Fuquay-Varina.
In addition to her beloved husband, she was preceded in death by her parents, Howard O. Watson and Lou Crama Peele Watson, and three sisters, Ruth W. Busbee (Frank), Frances Partin (Bruce) and Effie Lee Speer (James).
She is survived by a sister-in-law, Catherine Dickens Holland, and several nieces and nephews, F. Irvin Busbee Jr. (Lisa Dickson), Howard J. Busbee (Mary), Marshall Partin, Howard Partin, Lou Speer Friberger (Ron) and Jim Speer (Patty).
In addition, Marjorie is survived by nieces and nephews from the Holland family, Jane Riley McCullen, Lucy Riley Maready (Charles), Milton Thomas Riley (Berta), David Holland, Charlotte Holland Mangum
(Donnie), Becky Holland Medlin (W.E.), James Holland (Fran), Catherine Holland Sargent (Pete) and Sarah Holland McGovern (Tom).
Special thanks go to the staff at Windsor Point, Hospice of Wake County and Mary Honaker for their loving care during her recent illnesses.
While flowers are welcome, memorial contributions may be made to Marjorie's church, First United Methodist Church, 402 N. Main St., Fuquay-Varina, N.C., 27526.
Arrangements are by Thomas Funeral Home.
TITLE: GREGORY L. BUCKRHAM AUTHOR: News-Argus Staff ----- BODY:
Died Dec. 29, 2011
Gregory Lee Buckrham, 45, 321 S. Caswell St., died Thursday in Lake Butler, Fla.
Funeral will be Saturday at 1 p.m. at Thompson Chapel Baptist Church in Parkstown, with the Rev. Scottie Rodgers offficiating. Burial will be in Old Mill Cemetery.
Visitation will be today from 1 to 7 p.m., with the family present from 6 to 7 p.m. in the Lander Coe Parlor at Haskins Funeral Home.
At other times, the family will receive friends at the residence, where it will assemble preparation for the funeral procession.
TITLE: LORENE B. LAMBERT AUTHOR: News-Argus Staff ----- BODY:
DOBBERSVILLE -- Lorene B. Lambert, 80, died Thursday.
Arrangements are pending at West and Dunn Funeral Home of Newton Grove.
Died Dec. 29, 2011
Rose Marie Gooding Allison, 47, Goldsboro, passed away Thursday at Wayne Memorial Hospital.
She was a graduate of Charles B. Aycock.
She is survived by her father, Dock Gooding of Mount Olive; her mother, Dorothy Gooding of Goldsboro; four brothers, Danny, Billy and Philip Gooding of Goldsboro and Patrick Gooding and his wife, Michelle, of Mount Olive; a niece, Rebecca Gooding Graham of Goldsboro; and great-nephew, James Talton Graham of Goldsboro.
A private service will be held.
Family and friends will be gathering at the
residence of Patrick and Michelle Gooding, 267 W. N.C. 403, Mount Olive.
Hope Valley of Clinton is serving the family.
TITLE: LILA M. WELLS AUTHOR: News-Argus Staff ----- BODY:
Died Dec. 24, 2011
TEACHEY -- Lila Mae Wells, 90, died Saturday.
Funeral will be at First Baptist Church in Teachey Saturday at 11 a.m.,
with the Rev. Edward L. Barnhill officiating.
She is survived by
Visitation will be at Rose Hill Funeral Home tonight from 5 to 6.
TITLE: MARCELLUS HORNE JR. AUTHOR: News-Argus Staff ----- BODY:
Died Dec. 25, 2011
DUDLEY -- Marcellus Horne Jr., 81, died Sunday.
Funeral will be Saturday at 1 p.m. at St. Delight Missionary Baptist Church in Walstonburg. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Home is handling the arrangements.
EMILY L. FULWIDER
March 25, 1915-Dec. 28, 2011
Emily L. Fulwider, 96, died Wednesday evening in Hillsborough County, Fla.
A graveside service will be held Saturday
at 11 a.m. at Wayne Memorial Park.
Born in Ohio, she was the daughter of the late Justus and Julia Evans Mosher.
Visitation will be at Shumate-Faulk Funeral Home Saturday from 10 to 11 a.m.
TITLE: VIRGINIA FERRELL AUTHOR: News-Argus Staff ----- BODY:
Virginia Ferrell, 58, died Thursday at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill Hospital.
Funeral arrangements are pending at Seymour Funeral Home and
Published in Obituaries on December 30, 2011 1:49 PM