Iris Tingen Ginn

Iris Tingen Ginn

Iris Tingen Ginn

June 21, 1933-April 17, 2019

Iris Lucille Tingen Ginn, 85, Pikeville, passed away peacefully Wednesday, April 17, 2019, at her home.

Iris was born in Duplin County June 21, 1933, to the late Nathaniel and Sadie Thigpen Tingen. She was married for 64 years to the late Garland Jackson Ginn.

Iris was the rock of her family, and the family members knew she loved them with all her heart and truly was a blessing to them.

She was a member of Saulston United Methodist Church, and was a dedicated and faithful member of the Saulston Choir.

The family will receive friends Monday, April 22, 2019, from 10 to 11 a.m. at Seymour Funeral Home, followed by a service celebrating Iris’ life at 11 a.m. in the chapel, with the Rev. Howard James officiating. Interment will be in Patetown Cemetery.

At other times, the family will be at the home of her son and daughter-in-law.

Iris is survived by her son, Donnie Ginn and wife, Pam, of Pikeville; grandchildren, Miranda Rackley and husband, Scott, of Goldsboro, and Carey Hinnant and husband, Alan, of Pikeville; and four great-grandchildren, Jack Rackley, Cameron Rackley, Cooper Hinnant and Benny Hinnant.

She is also survived by her sisters, Dot Hathaway and husband, Craven, of Kinston, Brenda Holton of Beaufort and Martha Lane and husband, Ken, of Smithfield; brother, Kenneth Tingen and wife, Hope, of LaGrange; and sister-in-law, Carolyn Webb.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by her brothers, Red Tingen, George Tingen and James Tingen, and sister, Mavis Gurley.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Piper’s Promise or Saulston Youth Program, c/o Saulston United Methodist Church, 4620 Wayne Memorial Drive, Goldsboro, N.C., 27534.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at


William Glenn Kisner

William Glenn Kisner

William Glenn Kisner

Sept. 14, 1931-April 18, 2019

Retired United States Air Force Master Sgt. William Glenn Kisner, 87, Goldsboro, passed away Wednesday, April 18, 2019, at his home. He was also known by many as Bill and Mr. K. and by his beloved grandchildren as Paw Paw.

Bill was born in Kerens, W.Va., Sept. 14, 1931, the oldest of 16 children, to the late Robe and Georgia Simmons Kisner.

He proudly served his country for 23 years in the United States Air Force. Bill’s valor and skill were recognized with numerous decorations.

Following his military career, Bill continued to work with Civil Service at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base for 20 years.

Bill was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed deer hunting and fishing. He also received great pleasure in restoring old cars and farm equipment.

Bill was a hard-working man, which was the theme of his life; he lived to work and stay busy.

He was the kind of man who was loyal to his family, who took great pride in caring and providing for them.

The Kisner family will gather for a time of visitation Wednesday, April 24, 2019, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Seymour Funeral Home with military honors being rendered at 6 p.m. on the front lawn.

Bill is survived by his wife of almost 64 years, Charlotte Jane Kisner; sons, John Kisner and wife, Mary Susan, of Wendell and Robert “Bob” Kisner and wife, Vicky, of Clayton; grandchildren, Kerrie Majchrzak and husband, Ben, Jennifer Alford and husband, Josh, Katie Kisner and Jonathan Kisner; and great-grandchildren, Michael, Rosie and Abby.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be given to the Parkinson’s Association, Breast Cancer Research or the charity of one’s choice.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at


Eloise S. Carnes

April 17, 1924-April 13, 2019

Eloise Shankle Carnes, 94, passed away Saturday, April 13, 2019, at South Bay Hospital in Sun City Center, Fla.

Eloise was born in Frederick County, Md., April 17, 1924, to the late Roger and Hazel Shankle.

She was employed at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Washington, D.C., for 29 years, and retired in 1984.

Prior to moving to Goldsboro, she was a member of Forest Memorial United Methodist Church in Forestville, Md.

After moving to Goldsboro, Eloise became a member of St. Joseph United Methodist Church in Pikeville. She was a member of the United Methodist Women and the Sunday school class.

Eloise was also a volunteer at Wayne Memorial Hospital in the Wayne Area Diabetes Education Center.

A graveside service to celebrate Eloise’s life will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, April 25, 2019, in Evergreen Memorial Cemetery.

The family will greet friends immediately following the service at the cemetery.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Harry W. Carnes; son, Kenneth W. Carnes; and brother, William F. Shankle.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given in her memory to St. Joseph United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 43, Pikeville, N.C., 27863.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at


Louise Davis Anderson

July 20, 1924-April 15, 2019

Louise Davis Anderson, 94, Calypso, died Monday in Columbus, Ohio.

Funeral will be 11 a.m. Monday at Tyndall Funeral chapel. Burial will be in Calypso Cemetery.

She was daughter of the late George Washington and Lola Mae Summerlin Davis. She was married to Roy Anderson.

She is survived by two children.

Visitation will be 10 a.m. Monday.

Nancy L. Lee Beasley

July 10, 1946-April 18, 2019

Nancy Ludella Lee Beasley, 72, Smithfield, died at home Thursday.

Visitation will be 1 to 2 p.m. Monday, with funeral at 2 p.m. at Casey Funeral Home and Cremations chapel, with the Rev. James Croke officiating. Burial will be at Beasley Cemetery, Bentonville.

She was born July 10, 1946, to the late James Lee and Bedia Anderson Lee. She was married to Jesse Frank Beasley.

She is survived by three sons.

Daniel M. Sneed Sr.

April 21, 1960-April 7, 2019

Daniel Matthew Sneed Sr., 58, Mount Olive, died April 7 at home.

Funeral will be private.

He was born in California April 21, 1960, to the late Harold Grey Sneed Sr. and Anita Joyce Fisher. He was married to Danialle Sneed.

He is survived by three sons and two daughters.

Arrangements are by Howell Funeral Home and Crematory.

Edgar D. Stafford Sr.

Feb. 21, 1933-April 17, 2019

Edgar Earl Stafford Sr., 86, Princeton, died Wednesday at SECU Hospice House, Smithfield.

Funeral will be 2 p.m. Monday in the chapel of Howell Funeral Home and Crematory. Interment will be at Wayne Memorial Park.

He was born in Johnston County Feb. 21, 1933, to the late Joseph Wilbert and Nora Kornegay Stafford. He was married to Billie Mae Stafford and the late Faye Wiggs Stafford.

He is survived by a son.

Visitation will be 1 to 1:45 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Kenny Vanhoozier

Oct. 5, 1952-April 18, 2019

Donald Kenneth “Kenny” Vanhoozier, 66, died Thursday at Kitty Askins Hospice Center.

Memorial service will be 6 p.m. Monday at Trinity Missionary Baptist Church, with pastor Brad Mitchell and pastor Jack Sauls officiating. His ashes will be scattered in Burkes Garden, Va.

He was born in Burkes Garden Oct. 5, 1952, to the late Henry Stuart and Cora Herald Vanhoozier. He was married to Suzanne Vanhoozier.

He is survived by a son and a daughter.

Visitation will follow the memorial service at the church.

Arrangements are by Howell Funeral Home and Crematory.

Dayona B. Dudley

Died April 16, 2019

Dayona Brittany-Monique Dudley, 26, Beulaville, died Tuesday in Suffolk, Va.

Funeral will be 2 p.m. Friday at Rose Hill Funeral Home chapel, Rose Hill. Interment at Bryant Family Cemetery, Rose Hill.

She was the daughter of Latanya Moore of Beulaville.

She is survived by a son.

Visitation will be 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Timothy L. Cole

June 21, 1947-April 17, 2019

Timothy “Tim” Lee Cole, 71, Kinston, died Wednesday.

Funeral will be 2 p.m. Monday at Rouse Funeral Home. Private inurnment will be at Eastern Carolina State Veterans Cemetery.

He was born June 21, 1947, in Lenoir County to the late Horace Cole and Edna Thompson Alphin. He was the stepson of the late Gene F. Alphin. He was married to Ellene.

Visitation will follow the memorial service.

Charles Gray

May 4, 1926-April 18, 2019

Charles Gray, Raleigh, died Thursday.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at Fourteen Holy Helpers Church, West Seneca.

He was married to Lois Trometer.

He is survived by six children.

Visitation will be 4 to 8 p.m. Monday.

Arrangements are by Lakeside Memorial Funeral Home.

Claude E. Artis Jr.

Claude E. Artis Jr., 58, 608 W. Mulberry St., died Tuesday at Kitty Askins Hospice Center.

Arrangements are pending at Haskins Funeral Home and Cremations.