Nov. 29, 1935-Sept. 23, 2018

James Earl Stott, 82, passed away Sunday night, Sept. 23, at Durham Ridge Assisted Living Center in Durham.

A native of Sims in Wilson County, he was one of three sons born to the late Selby Anderson Stott and Annie Moore Williams Stott.

After having served in the United States Army as a young man, he was employed as news reporter/announcer for several news and radio stations including WLSE of Greensboro and WFMY-TV, affiliated with Wallace, in the early part of his career.

He later served in public relations with the state of North Carolina.

In his retirement years, he took on the role of being the neighborly caretaker, providing boxes of food, clothing and other necessities for needy friends and acquaintances in the areas where he lived.

During this time, his place of residence was the Davis Street Apartments in Mount Olive, which he called home for numerous years.

Mr. Stott is survived by a daughter, Allyson Knight and husband, Dennis, of Moxee, Wash.; a son, Channing Stott of Wake Forest; and two brothers, Kenny Stott of Raleigh and Ronnie Stott and wife, Sue, of Wilmington.

A service to remember his life will be held Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018, at 2 p.m. at Tyndall Funeral Home in Mount Olive, followed by a time of reminiscing and sharing of condolences with the family.

In lieu of flowers, it is requested that memorial gifts be made to Durham Ridge Assisted Living Facility/Memory Care, 3420 Wake Forest Highway, Durham, N.C., 27703, or Wounded Warrior Project (in support of PTSD causes), P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, Kan. 66675.

A Tyndall service, Mount Olive.


Aug. 22, 1951-Oct. 8, 2018

Mr. Jimmy Lee Davis, 67, 109 Marshall Drive, passed Monday morning, Oct. 8, at Wayne UNC Health Care, Goldsboro.

The celebration of his life was Monday, Oct. 15, at 1 p.m. at Original Tabernacle of Prayer, 1005 S. John St., Goldsboro. He was laid to rest in Evergreen Memorial Cemetery, 3888 U.S. 70 West, Princeton.

Viewing was from 4 to 7 p.m., with the family present from 6 to 7 p.m., at Haskins Funeral Home, 601 E. Ash St., Goldsboro.

He was born Aug. 22, 1951, in Mount Olive to Edward Morris and Mary Elizabeth Davis.

He leaves to cherish his memories his wife, Mary Davis of Dudley; two daughters, Jailita Rodgers (Cleatus) and Truemellow Davis of Charlotte; one sister, Truemellow Parks (Leonard); four brothers, Artis Davis (Ella), Jarvis Davis, Emmanuel Davis (Sandra) and Seth Davis (Wanda); along with a host of other nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Edward Morris and Mary Elizabeth Davis; brothers, Edward Davis and Albert Davis; sister, Sandra Ashford; and sister-in-law, Shirlene Davis.

Jimmy attended Carver High School with the class of 1969. He went on to attend Wayne Community College and North Carolina State University, receiving a degree in industrial engineering.

He worked with Kemp Furniture, and retired as a supervisor for Mt. Olive Pickle Co. in 2016.

Jimmy enjoyed woodworking, fishing, traveling and spending quality time with his family. He was a dedicated husband and an excellent father.

He was known for his passion for creating heirloom wooden creations, many of which will be enjoyed in the homes of his family and friends forever.

Arrangements are by Haskins Funeral Home, www.haskinsfh.com.



April 26, 1945-Oct. 10, 2018

Sandra Sloan Thompson, 73, Dudley, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 10, at her residence.

Born in Wayne County, she was the daughter of the late Benjamin Earl Sloan and Ruby Martin Sloan, and wife of the late Willard C. “June Bug” Thompson.

She was a member of Salem Advent Christian Church, and retired from Tri-County EMC.

A service to celebrate her life was Saturday at 6 p.m. at Shumate-Faulk Funeral Home, with pastor Javy Gwaltney officiating. A committal service was Sunday at 2 p.m. in Wayne Memorial Park.

Family members greeted friends Saturday evening immediately after the service at the funeral home.

Sandra is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law, Page and Martin Varnell of Winterville and April and Gene Parrish of LaGrange; grandchildren, Jared Jones, Madison Parrish, Bailey Parrish, Taylor Varnell, Emily Varnell, Jackson Varnell and Olivia Varnell; sisters, Peggy Wiggins of LaGrange and JoAnn Cavenaugh of Georgia; and special friends, Gayle Taylor, Janet Jackson and Annette Howell.

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


Ronnie Ford, 62, 651 Durham Lake Road, Dudley, died Saturday in Wayne Memorial Hospital.

Arrangements are pending at Haskins Funeral Home.


Jan. 1, 1928-Oct. 11, 2018

Ruby Jones Turnage, 90, passed away at her home early Thursday morning.

Born in Lenoir County, she was the daughter of the late Richard Norman Jones and Maggie Moody Jones, and wife of the late Arthur J. Turnage.

She was a member of Cricket Ridge Pentecostal Free Will Baptist Church.

A service to celebrate her life was Saturday at 2 p.m. at Shumate-Faulk Funeral Home. Burial was in Turnage Family Cemetery.

Family members greeted friends Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Shumate-Faulk Funeral Home.

Mrs. Turnage is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law, David Wayne (Dolores) Turnage, Arthur Ray (Janet) Turnage, Ralph Stanley (Martha) Turnage and Bruce Allen (Jean) Turnage; her daughters and sons-in-law, Margaret (Willie) Flores, Jean (Dennis) Kidd and Doris (Bill) Newell; her special children, Crystal Haigler, Christopher Lane, Tommy Turnage and Dalton Turnage; her sisters, Edna Basden and Dorothy Dail; 12 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.

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


Jan. 12, 1934-Oct. 6, 2018

William “Bob” Bernice Barnes, 84, passed away Saturday, Oct. 6, at home surrounded by his loving family.

The funeral was Tuesday, Oct. 9, at 6 p.m. at Howell Funeral Home and Crematory chapel, Goldsboro. The family received friends following the service. A graveside service was Wednesday, Oct. 10, at 11 a.m. in Elmwood Cemetery, Fremont.

Bob was born Jan. 12, 1934, in Wayne County to the late Perry Clenon Barnes and Nancy Irene Langley Barnes.

He was a lifelong member of Fremont Holiness Church.

He is survived by two sons, Bernice “Bud” Barnes of Pikeville and Gary Barnes and wife, Beckie, of Pikeville; five daughters, Alice Lieder and husband, Tim, of Pinkney, Mary Ann “Mousie” Howell and husband, Donald, of Pikeville, Bobbie Barnes and husband, Danny, of Pikeville, Linda Parks and husband, Morris, of Mount Olive and Nancy Barnes of Pikeville; one stepdaughter, Tracy Ginn of Goldsboro; one brother, Jim Barnes and wife, Faye, of Pikeville; one sister, Nook Green and husband, June Bug, of Fremont; his half-sister, Rachel Barnes of Dudley; 19 grandchildren, including Angie Talton, Amy Grant, Lisa James, Vickie Thomas, Rex Mooring Jr., Deborah George, Ashley Barnes, Lee Ann Barnes, Denise Smith, Angel Barnes, Krystal Phillips, Lindsay Parks and Bud Barnes Jr.; 24 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grand-children and one on the way!

Bob was preceded in death by his first wife, Mary Beatrice Barnes, his second wife, Nancy Cavenaugh Barnes; his stepdaughter, Shirley Rose Martinez; his brother, Bert Barnes; his half-brother, J.P. Barnes; his sisters, Doris Jones, Darlene Mooring and Doodle Talton.

The family is in the care of Howell Funeral Home and Crematory in Goldsboro.


Feb. 14, 1955–Oct, 7, 2018

James William Farmer, 63, passed away Sunday, Oct. 7, at his home.
James was born in Wayne County Feb. 14, 1955, to Frances Tyner Hinnant of Pikeville and the late Jake Farmer.

In addition to his mother, James is survived by a sister, Betty Waters and husband, Mike, of Grantham; brothers, Robert Farmer of Destin, Fla., and Billy Farmer and wife, B.J., of Goldsboro; niece, Mitzi Farmer and husband, Josh Brandon; and nephews, Billy Farmer and Joe Farmer and wife, Karen.

In addition to his father, James was preceded in death by his stepfather, Richard A. Hinnant, and brother, Timmy Farmer.

Graveside services were held at noon Friday, Oct. 12, in Wayne Memorial Park.

The family greeted friends immediately following the service at the cemetery.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.seymourfuneralhome.com.


Died Oct. 9, 2018

Scarlet Murphy Durham, 62, Dudley, died Tuesday, Oct. 9, at Wayne UNC Health Care.

Funeral will be private.

She was the daughter of Charles Glenn Murphy and the late Betty Parrish Murphy, and wife of Larry Dean Durham Sr.

She is survived by six children.

Arrangements are by Shumate-Faulk Funeral Home.


Died Oct. 2, 2018

Melissa Renee “Lisa” Smith (Manley), Temple Hills, Md., formerly of Dudley, died Oct. 2.

The funeral was Sunday, Oct. 7, at Lee Funeral Home Chapel, Clinton, Md. Graveside service was Friday at noon in Elmwood Cemetery.

Arrangements are by Smith-Holloway Memorial Services LLC.


Died Oct. 6, 2018

Jean Ellis Bryson, 78, 999 N.N. Ellis Road, Faison, passed away Saturday, Oct. 6, at Kitty Askins Hospice Center.

Graveside service was Wednesday, Oct. 10, at 11:30 a.m. in Wayne Memorial Park, Goldsboro, with the Rev. Jabe Largan officiating.

The family received friends Tuesday, Oct. 9, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Crumpler-Honeycutt Funeral Home.

Jean, born in 1940 in Sampson County, was the daughter of the late Norman Norfleet Ellis and Doris Ruth Rich Ellis.

She was the owner and operator of N.N. Ellis Produce and a member of Faison United Methodist Church.

Survivors include sons, T.D. Bryson V and Norman Ellis Bryson and wife, Nytasha; grandchildren, Thad Bryson VI and wife, Bridget, Daniel Bryson, Dylon Bryson, Dalton Bryson, Shakaya South, Tala Kloppenborg and Keilani Kloppenborg; and great-grandchild, Marcus.

Flowers are welcome or memorials may be made to Faison United Methodist Church, 404 S.W. Center St., Faison, N.C., 28341.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.crumpler-honeycutt.com.

Arrangements are by Crumpler-Honeycutt Funeral Home, 118 Fayetteville St., Clinton, N.C., 28328.


Jan. 30, 1959-Oct. 14, 2018

George Vandora Strickland, 59, Goldsboro, died Sunday morning at his home.

Born in Wayne County, he was the son of the late George William and Helen Hobbs Strickland.

Memorial services were Tuesday at 7 p.m. at Shumate-Faulk Funeral Home chapel. The family visited with family and friends immediately following the service, and at other times they will be at the home of his daughter, 114 Nugget Drive, Dudley.

George is survived by his wife, Rebecca P. Strickland; three sons, Robert Strickland, Ryan Strickland and Tyler Strickland; his daughter, Renea Herring; two sisters, Patsy Gregson and Annette Hales; and grandchildren, Anthony, Nathan, Shane, Grayson and Spencer.

Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Susan Cannon.

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


David Ray Crowder, 62, Dudley, died Friday at Durham VA Medical Center.

Arrangements are pending at Serenity Memorial Funeral Home and Cremations LLC.