11/25/12 — WADE KEARNEY

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Died Nov. 23, 2012

Wade Harper Kearney, 84, passed away Friday.

A service to celebrate his life will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at St. Francis Episcopal Church with the Rev. Doug Culton officiating. Burial will follow in Pikeville Cemetery. There will be a reception in the church fellowship hall from noon until 1 p.m. on Tuesday.

A native of Greene County, he was the son of the late William Morgan and Carrie Wade Kearney. Mr. Kearney was a member of St. Francis Episcopal Church and was past warden of the church vestry. He was a member of the Moose Lodge and enjoyed most of his adult life in Wayne County.

Survivors are his wife, Effie Snead Kearney; daughters, Mary Ann McDonald Turlington and husband, Lloyd, of Pikeville, Rosemary Kearney Dove and husband, Gene, of Gaithersburg, Md., and Mary Ellen Kearney Seay and husband, James Jr., of Wilmington; sisters, Ruby K. Barker of Goldsboro, Carol K. Lanaville and husband, Mose, of Goldsboro, and Sarah Kearney of Goldsboro; brothers, Paul Kearney and wife, Shirley, of Newport News, Va. and Jim Kearney and wife, Janet, of Goldsboro; grandchildren, Valerie McDonald Howell and husband, Michael, Sylvia Dove, Mary Elizabeth Seay McIntosh and husband, Eric, Julia Dove Hays and husband, Matt, and James Lee Seay III and wife, Anne; great-granddaughter, Caroline Seay.

Mr. Kearney was preceded in death in addition to his parents by his sister, Betty K. Cox and a brother, Bill Kearney.

Flowers are welcome, or memorials for people in need may be made to St. Francis Episcopal Church, 503 Forest Hill Dr., Goldsboro, N.C. 27534.

The family will receive friends Monday from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Seymour Funeral Home.

Online condolences may be sent to www.seymourfuneralhome.com.


Published in Obituaries on November 25, 2012 10:31 AM