Funeral homes often submit obituaries as a service to the families they are assisting. However, we will be happy to accept obituaries from family members pending proper verification of the death.

Burial for Helen Marie Smith will be Saturday, Sept. 22, at 2:30 p.m. at Wayne Memorial Park, Goldsboro, N.C.

Andrew Donald Willson, 85, died Thursday at UNC Lenior Health Care.

Betty Jean Bynum, 61, Wilson, died Thursday at Vidant Medical Center in Greenville.

Ben Best, 84, 3147 Bowden Road, Warsaw, died Thursday at Rex UNC Rehabilitation and Nursing Center of Apex.

Dorothy Benton Gooding, 84, Greystone Drive, died Thursday at UNC Medical Center in Chapel Hill.

Lacy Lynwood Pearson, 83, Clinton, died Tuesday at Kitty Askins Hospice Center. 

Gwendolyn Yarborough, 77, Rocky Mount, died Tuesday at Nash General Hospital.

Ralph Parkinson Smiley, 85, died Wednesday at Vidant Medical Center in Greenville. 

Charles Sharp, 66, 803 E. Vance St., Wilson, died Sept. 12 at home.

Horace Anthony Worrell, 61, Garner, died Sunday at Duke Raleigh Hospital.

Evelyn Jacobs, 85, 113 Harmon St., Clinton, died Sept. 12 at home.

Roletta J. Everette, 48, 411A Creech St., died Thursday at Wayne UNC Health Care.

Janet Lynn Skinner, 62, Kinston, died Sept. 12 at home.

Agatha Ward, 74, 610 Hones St. West, Lot 1, Wilson, died Tuesday.

Kylin Jossiah Floyd, Sampson County, died Sept. 12.

Mary Gurley Hill, 85, died Sept. 12 at Kitty Askins Hospice Center.