03/08/18 — BENNIE C. "NICK" GAY

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Jan. 17, 1944-March 6, 2018

Bennie Carroll "Nick" Gay, 74, died Tuesday at Kitty Askins Hospice Center.

Born in Greene County, he was the son of the late Benjamin Harrison Gay and Annie Irene Rouse Gay, and husband of the late Faye Francine Garris Gay.

At Nick's request, there will be no formal services held; however, the family will have a time of gathering Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Shumate-Faulk Funeral Home.

Nick is survived by two sons, Ronnie Carroll Gay and wife, Hope, and Bennie Michael Gay and wife, Dawn; two stepsons, Joel Bart Mercer and Brett Mercer and wife, Jennifer Cooke Mercer; a brother, Irvin "Buck" Gay and wife, Wendy; a sister, Barbara Allen Thigpen and husband, Johnny; and 11 grandchildren, Katie Melissa Gay, Taylor Caroline Gay, Austin Michael Gay, Jordan Lee Gay, Hannah Dawn Gay, Hailey Madison Mercer, Chelsea Mercer Moore, Jeremy Brett Mercer, Isabelle Isaacs Mercer, Garris Boyd Mercer and Callie Parks Mercer.

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be directed to Cures for the Colors, 203 Cox Blvd., Goldsboro, N.C., 27534.

Shumate-Faulk Funeral Home is serving the Gay family, and online condolences may be sent to www.shumate-faulk.com.


Published in Obituaries on March 8, 2018 8:05 AM