Nov. 14, 1931-Nov. 11, 2018
Ada Lorraine Pearce Sullivan, 86, Ooltewah, Tenn., passed away at home Nov. 11, 2018, preceded in death by her beloved husband; parents; brother, Lloyd Pearce; and sister, Lois Robbins.
Lorraine was born in Goldsboro, N.C., to Ezra Robert and Dora Ada Herring Pearce Nov. 14, 1931.
According to family lore, she met Earl Ray Sullivan “the day before Christmas, and got married to him the day after Christmas.” When he told the story, Ray enjoyed omitting the two years they dated long-distance while he was serving in the United States Air Force during 1952 to 1954.
Following marriage, she moved to the Chattanooga area, and founded Made-Rite Sandwich Co. in partnership with Ray.
She raised four children, who gave her 10 grandchildren, who, at the time of her passing, had given her eight great-grandchildren.
In retirement from Made-Rite, she became an expert organic produce gardener, bird watcher, beekeeper, puzzler, exotic chicken farmer and collector of dolls.
Lorraine will be missed by her children, Valerie (Kenny) Stiner of Ooltewah, Tenn., Keith (Rene) Sullivan of Ooltewah, Tenn., Lisa (Steve) Corley of Ringgold, Ga., and Jenni (Greg) O’Quinn of Brandon, Miss.; grandchildren, Sarah (Malcolm) Johnson, Ken Stiner, Meagan (Chris) Hooper, Jason (Emily) Sullivan, Will (Cindy) Sullivan, Andy (Cassidy) Corley, Michael (Tory) Corley, Daniel Corley, Matthew Corley and Joshua Corley; great-grandchildren, Bentlee and Kenslee Stiner, Lily, Ava Grace and Tyson Hooper, Ariana Sullivan and Amelia and Allison Corley; sisters, Gladys Bartlett, Dixie Toler and Frances Hood of Goldsboro, N.C.; brother-in-law, Elwood (Lucille) Sullivan of Kenly, N.C.; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A graveside service will be held at Chattanooga National Cemetery at 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16, 2018.
There will be no visitation.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Christ United Methodist Church, Children’s Ministry, 8645 E. Brainerd Road, Chattanooga, Tenn., 37421.
Please share your memories of Lorraine with the family at www.chattanoogaeastbrainerdchapel.com.
Arrangements are by East Brainerd Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory and Florist, 8214 E. Brainerd Road, Chattanooga, Tenn., 37321.
M. LENDELL WILLIAMS SR.
July 9, 1941-Nov. 12, 2018
Maryland Lendell Williams Sr., 220 Banks Court, passed peacefully Monday, Nov. 12, 2018, at Kitty Askins Hospice Center in Goldsboro.
He was born July 9, 1941, in Wayne County to the late Moses Williams Sr. and Ruth Coley Williams.
Lendell attended Wayne County public schools, and was a proud graduate of Dillard High School class of 1960.
Dillard High School is where Lendell first involved himself in civic organizations, as he participated on student government in various leadership positions and especially enjoyed his role as hall monitor. Dillard High School is also where he met Margaret Ellis. The two were married soon after graduation, and to this union three children were born, Lendell Jr., Gregory and Tangela.
Following high school, Lendell remained in Goldsboro, and worked at Kemp Furniture before embarking upon a career as an insurance salesman for North Carolina Mutual Life Insurance Co.
Lendell never met a stranger, and was blessed to exercise his innate social abilities through this work for many years earning recognition and awards for his salesmanship.
After deciding to make a career change, he retired as a manager with Goldsboro Housing Authority.
Civic leadership and engagement did not stop after high school. Lendell was a committed and dedicated member of several organizations in adulthood and unto death. These organizations included Goldsboro/Dillard Alumni and Friends, Goldsboro-Wayne Chapter of the NAACP and the Wayne County Democratic Party.
In addition, he was highly engaged with North Carolina’s coal ash issue and the Moral Monday movement.
Lendell was a dedicated member of St. Mark Church of Christ for more than 50 years, where he served faithfully on the usher board, the religious education committee and the Political Action Committee.
Lendell treasured the fellowship and brotherhood of the Masonic order, which he joined through C.S. Brown Lodge No. 782 and was a past master. He was keeper of seal and archives for C.A. Whitehead Consistory No. 188 Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Free Masons, where he was a 32nd degree mason, Shriner. Lendell was also a member of Mizpah Temple No. 66, where he was past potentate and served as recorder.
Lendell leaves to cherish his memory his wife, Margaret Ellis Williams; three children, Lendell (Brenda) Williams Jr. of Monroe, N.C., Gregory Lamont Williams of Houston, Texas, and Tangela Yvette Williams of Charlotte, N.C.; one grandson, Tamarick Davis Williams; and one great-grandson, Xavier Williams both of Monroe, N.C.
He leaves two brothers, Moses Williams Jr. and Marvin Williams of New York, N.Y., and a host of other relatives and friends.
A viewing and visitation will be held Friday, Nov. 16, from 5 to 7 p.m. at St. Mark Church of Christ, 700 W. Ash St. Family visitation will be from 6 to 7 p.m., with masonic rites beginning at 7 p.m.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, Nov. 17, at 2 p.m. at St. Mark Church of Christ.
Services have been entrusted to Smith-Holloway Funeral Home of Goldsboro.
The family will receive friends at 220 Bunche Drive, Goldsboro.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Goldsboro-Wayne Branch of the NAACP in Lendell Williams’ honor. Donations can be made by mail to Goldsboro-Wayne NAACP, 2105 N. William St., Goldsboro, N.C., 27530, or by visiting the website at www.goldsborowaynenaacp.org.
CHARLES J. BARWICK
April 12, 1954-Nov. 9, 2018
Charles Julian Barwick, 64, LaGrange, died Nov. 9.
Funeral will be Friday at 7 p.m. at Hickory Grove United Methodist Church.
He was born April 12, 1954, in Lenoir County to the late Charles Henry and Evelyn Sutton Barwick. He was married to Deborah Shimer Barwick.
Visitation will follow the service.
Arrangements are by Rouse Funeral Home, LaGrange.
ZELMA R. JONES BELLAMY
Died Nov. 8, 2018
Zelma Reatha Jones Bellamy, 81, 284 Foxdale Court, Winder, Ga., died Nov. 8.
Funeral will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at Tabernacle Temple of Jesus Christ, Wilson.
Visitation will be Friday from 3 to 9 p.m., with the family present 7 to 9, at Stevens Funeral Home, Wilson.
LARLAND W. SIMMONS
Died Nov. 5, 2018
Larland Wright Simmons, 73, 6510 Rock Quarry Road, Elm City, died Nov. 5.
Funeral will be Friday at 1 p.m. at Branch Memorial Tabernacle United Holy Church, Wilson. Burial will be in Rest Haven Cemetery, Wilson.
Arrangements are by Stevens Funeral Home, Wilson.
REMINGTON D.D. DAVIS
Remington Denzel David Davis died at Vidant Memorial Hospital.
Arrangements are pending at Haskins Funeral Home.
GUY V. MCKEE JR.
May 27, 1934-Nov. 13, 2018
Mount Olive businessman Guy V. McKee Jr., known simply as “Guy Mac,” passed away suddenly Tuesday night, Nov. 13, at home. He was 84 years of age.
Mr. McKee was owner/operator of McKee Oil Co., and was partner in the Friendly Mart Food Stores.
Visitation will be at Tyndall Funeral Home from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16.
Services will be Saturday, Nov. 17, at 11 a.m. at First United Methodist Church of Mount Olive, with burial following at Wayne Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers, gifts in his memory may be made to First United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 420, Mount Olive, N.C. 28365, or the Salvation Army, P.O. Box 264, Goldsboro, N.C., 27533.