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.

Preston D. Sim, 67, died Tuesday at the Veterans Hospital, Durham.

Ka’Lijah Sava Cox, 410 Banks Ave., died Tuesday in Wayne Memorial Hospital.

Kenneth Flynt Quakenbush, 70, Woodard’s Care, died Tuesday at Kitty Askins Hospice Center. 

Edna Earlene Phillips, 59, 3018 Thoroughfare Road, died Sunday at Wayne Memorial Hospital.

Essie Howard, 86, 134 Darkwood Lane, Clinton, died Saturday at Southwood Rehab Center in Clinton.

Melba Jarman Hargett, 73, 642 Elizabeth St., Cove City, died Sunday at Vidant Medical Center.

Leo Garrett Walker, 72, Country Day Road, died Sunday at Kitty Askins Hospice Center.

David Ricky Darden, 60, died Thursday at the University of Maryland Shore Medical Center, Easton, Md.

Helen D. Miller, 97, 1383 N. N.C. 11 and 903, Kensansville, died Friday at home.

Jamia E. Davis, 35, Wilson, died Oct. 19 at Wilson Medical Center.

Cleveland Ray Wilson, 54, Farmville, died Thursday at Greendale Forest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Snow Hill.

Willie Myers, 85, Wilson, died Thursday at Wilson Medical Center.

Missionary Angela Vanessia Leake, 3812 Central Heights Road, died Friday in Wake Medical Center, Raleigh.

Charles "Sonny Boy" Cobb, 87, 508 King Drive, died Thursday at Wake Medical Center, Raleigh.

Darlene Louise Koelsch, 69, New Bern, died Tuesday at Carolina East Health Center.