Arthur Richard Halliday

Arthur Richard Halliday

Arthur Richard Halliday

Arthur Richard Halliday

Arthur Richard Halliday

Aug. 31, 1945-March 31, 2019

Retired United States Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Arthur Richard “Doc” Halliday, 73, peacefully passed away at his home Sunday, March 31, 2019, surrounded by his loving wife, his three children and their spouses. He completed his journey home to the welcoming words, “Well done, my good and faithful servant.”

Arthur was born in Newport, R.I., Aug. 31, 1945, to the late Gilbert and Alyce Halliday.

He honorably served for 30 years in the United States Air Force. He protected his country and her allies on three combat tours in Vietnam and Iraq. Arthur’s valor and skill were recognized with numerous decorations. His long and successful career would only tell a portion of his life story.

Arthur had also been a police officer, a mate aboard the 18th century frigate HMS Rose, a professor at Mount Olive College, an instructor overseas for Boeing Avionics and a cabinet maker locally at Webber’s Cabinet Shop.

Arthur will be remembered for his ability to fix anything and his love of the ocean, sailing and model airplanes.

Arthur was an active member of Pleiku Air Base Association and a dedicated member of East Carolina Remote Control Airplane Club.

He thoroughly enjoyed the art of the building the planes, many of which were replicas he maintained during active duty service in the military. Trips out to the flying field Sundays to gas up the planes, get in a good flight and spend time with his friends were his true passion.

Above all, he enjoyed spending time with his family on summer vacations at the beach and while camping and boating. He will be missed and greatly remembered by many friends and family.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, April 5, 2019, at St. Mary Catholic Parish in Goldsboro, followed by interment at noon in Eastern Carolina State Veterans Cemetery with full military honors.

The family will receive friends Thursday, April 4, 2019, from 7 to 9 p.m. at Seymour Funeral Home, 1300 Wayne Memorial Drive, Goldsboro, N.C.

Arthur was a loving husband, father and grandfather.

He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Ellen Halliday; his children, Laurel Molloy, Karen Vanasse and Richard “Rick” Halliday, along with their spouses, Dennis Molloy, James Vanasse and Jennifer Halliday; and six grandchildren, Audrey Molloy, Elijah Molloy, Ethan Molloy, Claire Molloy, Lindsey Halliday and Nathan Halliday.

He is also survived by his brother, Gilbert Ronald Halliday from Fort Walton Beach, Fla.; sister, Mary Margaret Ford from Portsmouth, R.I.; and his good friend, Donald Webber of Goldsboro.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Alyce Francis Medeiros, and brother, Robert Arthur Halliday.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be given in his memory to Caring House, 2625 Picket Road, Durham, N.C., 27705, or the Air Force Aid Society, 1550 Crystal Drive, Suite 809, Arlington, Va., 22202.

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

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Kenneth Wayne Sheppard

Kenneth Wayne Sheppard

Kenneth Wayne Sheppard

July 14, 1961-March 23, 2019

Kenneth Wayne Sheppard, 57, died at Vidant Medical Center Saturday, March 23, after a long illness.

Kenny was born in Baltimore, Md., July 14, 1961, to the late Delores Williams Lee and his stepfather, Stuart T. George.

Kenny grew up in High Point.

He learned how to be a brick mason working for his dad and uncle’s company, George and Williams Masonry.

He was an enthusiastic sports fan, especially Duke basketball.

He was a devoted father to his three children.

He is survived by his partner of 20 years, Skye Karr; two daughters, Jah’lisa Harris and Sunny Sheppard; a son, Trent Sheppard; and two grandchildren, Cameron Doubt and Aniyah Harris.

His stepfather, Stuart (Stella) George; his brothers, William (Ernestine) Williams and Stuart George Jr.; and a host of other family and friends will cherish his memory.

A service to celebrate his life will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, April 6, at St Luke United Methodist Church in Goldsboro.

The family will receive friends after the service in the fellowship hall.

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Susie Pipkin

Susie Pipkin

Susie Pipkin

April 24, 1955-April 1, 2019

Susie Pipkin, 63, went to be with her Lord and Savior Monday, April 1, 2019, at Somerset Court of Goldsboro.

Funeral services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. in the chapel of Shackleford-Howell Funeral Home in Fremont. Burial will follow at Elmwood Cemetery in Fremont.

The family will receive friends prior to the service from 10 to 10:45 a.m. at the funeral home.

Susie was born in Wayne County April 24, 1955, to the late Faison and Sarah Wheeler Williams.

She was a member of Faith Free Will Baptist Church.

She is survived by two brothers, Jerry Williams and wife, Brenda, of Pikeville and Larry Williams of Fremont; three sisters, Debbie Denton and husband, Mike, of Kenly, Blanche Hannah and husband, Linwood, of Pikeville and Ann Mooring of Pikeville; a special friend, Clare Strickland; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

In addition to her parents, Susie was preceded in death by her husband, Tony Pipkin; her sister, Betty Jean “B.J.” Williams; and a special friend, Dennis Lee.

The family is in the care of Shackleford-Howell Funeral Home in Fremont.

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Margaret Yelverton Siegel

Margaret Yelverton Siegel

Margaret Yelverton Siegel

Nov. 6, 1922-April 1, 2019

Margaret Yelverton Siegel, 96, Goldsboro, passed away Monday, April 1, 2019, at Brookdale Country Day Road.

Margaret was born in Wilson County Nov. 6, 1922, to the late Samuel Robert Yelverton and Margaret Cox Yelverton. She was married to the late John Siegel.

Margaret proudly served her country as a nurse in the United States Air Force, and retired after 20 years of service Feb. 1, 1965, with the rank of lieutenant colonel. Margaret’s valor and skill were recognized with numerous decorations.

Following her retirement from the Air Force, Margaret continued to work, and later volunteered for many years at Wayne Memorial Hospital.

Margaret loved Daniels Memorial United Methodist Church, and was a dedicated and faithful member.

She had a large extended circle of family and friends, and they were all very special to her. She will be missed, but greatly remembered.

A service to celebrate Margaret’s life will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 3, 2019, in the mausoleum chapel at Wayne Memorial Park with full military honors.

The family will greet friends at the cemetery following the service and at the home of her brother, Richard Yelverton, 488 Church of God Road, Goldsboro.

Margaret is survived by her foster son, Edwin Barefoot of Homestead, Fla.; brother, Richard B. Yelverton of Goldsboro; and several nieces and nephews she loved very much, including her special nieces, Nan Wilkins and Peggy Taylor.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Mary Yelverton Taylor, and brothers, John Edwin Yelverton and George E. Yelverton.

The family would like to express its appreciation for the compassionate care provided by Crystal and Ashley with Community Home Health and Hospice Care.

Love and heartfelt thanks are also expressed to her caregivers and friends, Linda Smith, Freda Carr, Emily Harvey, Joyce O’Handly and Carol McDuffie.

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

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Lorena Vandiford Bunn

Lorena Vandiford Bunn

Lorena Vandiford Bunn

Jan. 25, 1940-April 2, 2019

Lorena Vandiford Bunn, 79, Goldsboro, passed away early Tuesday morning at Kitty Askins Hospice Center surrounded by her family.

Lorena was born in Greene County Jan. 25, 1940, to the late Herbert Marshall Vandiford and Virginia Belle May Vandiford. She was married for more than 54 years to the late Kermit Melvin Bunn.

Lorena was a member of The First Pentecostal Holiness Church, and was involved in many church activities where she utilized her gifts and abilities to share the love of God.

She will be remembered by her family as a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother.

The family will receive friends Saturday, April 6, 2019, from 1 to 2 p.m. at Seymour Funeral Home, followed by a service to celebrate Lorena’s life at 2 p.m. in the chapel, with the Rev. Bill Rose officiating. Entombment will be in Wayne Memorial Park.

Lorena is survived by her daughter, Melvin Cecelia McMillan and husband, Roy, of Snow Hill; sons, Ronnie Dean Bunn and wife, Linda, of Goldsboro and Herbert Elias Bunn and wife, Alice, of Goldsboro; grandchildren, Shauna McMillan Jones (Michael), John McMillan, Walter Scott Bunn, Thomas Bunn, Scott Seymour and Kevin Seymour; five great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

She is also survived by her brothers, Richard Vandiford and Charlie Vandiford, and sisters, Hilda Faye Smith and Virginia Shafer.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by her grandson, Andy Jay Bunn.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be given to Ronald McDonald House, 529 Moye Blvd., Greenville, N.C., 27834, or Kitty Askins Hospice Center, 107 Handley Park Court, Goldsboro, N.C., 27534.

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

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William J. Toler Sr.

William J. Toler Sr.

William J. Toler Sr.

Nov. 24, 1927-April 1, 2019

William Jackson Toler Sr. completed his journey home Monday, April 1, 2019, to the welcoming words, “Well done, my good and faithful servant.”

Bill was born in Johnston County Nov. 24, 1927, to the late William Falton Toler and Lillian Mumford Toler.

He proudly served his country in the United States Navy during World War II.

Bill retired from his work with Civil Service at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base.

He was a charter member of Grace Baptist Church in Goldsboro. Bill was devoted to his church, served as a deacon, Sunday school teacher and trustee, and was involved in many other activities where he utilized his gifts and abilities to share the love of God.

A service to celebrate Bill’s life will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, April 4, 2019, at Grace Baptist Church, with the Rev. Jason Stoeber officiating. Interment will follow in Wayne Memorial Park with military honors.

The family will greet friends on Wednesday, April 3, 2019, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Seymour Funeral Home.

Bill is survived by his wife of almost 72 years, Ruth R. Toler; daughter, Lynda Toler Allen and husband, Terry; son, William Jackson Toler Jr. and wife, Toni; grandchildren, Charity Ruth Allen, Ben Toler and wife, Lana, Markel Toler, Trey Toler and Greg Toler and wife, Nicole; great-grandchildren, Aiden Pinkston, Heath Allen, Asher Hankins, Rowan Toler and Vivian Toler; and sister, Ann Toler Smith.

He is also survived by his extended family, Gretchen and Ryan Kroschel, Kelly and Andrew Hankins and Jennifer Mocha and her children, Lily, Sophia and Nikoli.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his grandson, Glyn Allen; sister, Marie Rogers; and brother, Jerry Toler.

Flowers are welcome or memorials may be given in his memory to Grace Baptist Church, 1715 Royall Ave., Goldsboro, N.C., 27534.

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

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Jimmy E. Sutton

Nov. 8, 1953-April 1, 2019

Jimmy Elbert Sutton, 65, resident of Brock’s Chapel section near Mount Olive, a retired painter and native of Newton Grove, died Monday, April 1, at his home.

Services will be held by the graveside Friday, April 5, at 1 p.m. at Hill Crest Cemetery in Newton Grove.

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

Friends and family will be received at the cemetery after the service and at other times, at the home of Mac Sutton at the James R. Winders homeplace, Mount Olive.

He is survived by his father, Elbert Sutton of Newton Grove; three children, Chad Sutton of Mount Olive, James Sutton of Goldsboro and Marcia S. Herring of Mount Olive; a brother, Mac Sutton of Mount Olive; two sisters, Kay S. Fields and Sue Sutton, both of Mount Olive; grandchildren, Matthew Herring, Jordan Herring, Logan Myers, Chasity Sutton and Samuel Sutton; three great-grandchildren, Kloe, Addison, and Daniel; and special friends, Carol and Jesse Langford and Squirrel.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Romell Winders Sutton; a brother, Claxton Sutton; and a sister, Brenda S. Thornton.

A Tyndall service.

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Walter Broadie

July 29, 1938-March 30, 2019

Walter “Frank” Broadie, 80, 117 S. Georgia Ave., died Saturday at Willow Creek Nursing and Rehab Center.

Graveside service will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Old Mill Cemetery.

He was born July 29, 1938, in Wayne County to Sylvester and Dora Leftwridge Broadie.

He is survived by a stepson.

Visitation will be 1:30 to 2 p.m. Thursday at the cemetery.

Arrangements are by J.B. Rhodes Funeral Home and Cremations.

Rosa M. Rowe

Died March 22, 2019

Rosa Magdalene Rowe, 55, 314E Green St., Wilson, died March 22 at home.

Funeral will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Stevens Funeral Home, Wilson.

Visitation will be 4 to 7 tonight at the funeral home.

Gordon R. Hines

Died March 29, 2019

Gordon Ronnell Hines, 61, 301 Sunset Drive, Apt. 2, Fuquay-Varina, died Friday at home.

Funeral will be noon Saturday at Tabernacle Temple of Jesus Christ, Wilson. Burial will be in Rest Haven Cemetery, Wilson.

Arrangements are by Stevens Funeral Home, Wilson.

Ray A. Bynum

Died March 28, 2019

Ray Anthony Bynum, 56, 647 Radford Circle, Woodstock, Ga., died Thursday at Wellstar Kennestone Hospital, Marietta.

Funeral will be 11 a.m. Friday at Stevens Funeral Home, Wilson. Burial will be at Eastern Carolina Veterans Cemetery.

Visitation will be 3 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Maude Barnes

Died March 29, 2019

Maude Barnes, 84, 703 Merrick St., Wilson, died Friday at home.

Funeral will be 11 a.m. Saturday at L.N. Forbes Original Free Will Baptist Tabernacle, Wilson. Burial will be in Rest Haven Cemetery, Wilson.

Visitation will be 6 to 7 p.m. Friday, with a wake at 6, at Stevens Funeral Home, Wilson.

Perry Jordan

Oct. 18, 1934-April 1, 2019

Perry Jordan, 84, died Monday at Kitty Askins Hospice Center.

Visitation will be 1 to 2 p.m. Thursday at Seymour Funeral Home, followed by a funeral at 2 p.m. in the chapel, with the Rev. Frank Purvis and the Rev. John Browning officiating. Interment will be in Hillcrest Cemetery, Newton Grove, with military honors.

He was born in Newton Grove Oct. 18, 1934, to the late Grover C. and Annie Reaves Jordan. He was married to Norma Walton Jordan.

He is survived by a daughter and a son.

Barbara Dupree

Barbara Dupree, 59, 301 Summit Ave., Apt 107, Kinston, died Saturday at UNC Lenoir Health Care.

Arrangements are pending at Trinity Memorial Funeral Home Inc., Kinston.

Billy Brame

William “Billy” Scott Brame, 44, LaGrange, died Friday.

Arrangements are pending at Rouse Funeral Home, LaGrange.

Thelma Gray Best

Thelma Gray Best, 85, died Tuesday at Wayne UNC Health Care.

Arrangements are pending at Howell Funeral Home and Crematory.