Robert “Bob” Murchison Tucker

Robert ‘Bob’ Murchison Tucker

Robert ‘Bob’ Murchison Tucker

Nov. 27, 1931-April 4, 2019

Robert “Bob” Murchison Tucker completed his journey home on Thursday, April 4, 2019, to the welcoming words, “Well done, my good and faithful servant.” He was born on Nov. 27, 1931, in Burlington, N.C., to Leslie Dewey Tucker and Helon Murchison Tucker.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his brother, L.D. Tucker Jr.; his first wife, Joann Newman Tucker; and his great-granddaughter, Joann Maria Burduja.

He was educated in Burlington schools and he enjoyed playing football and baseball. In 1949, he was selected to play in the North-South All-Star football game. He attended Davidson College on a football scholarship and was a 1953 Phi Beta Kappa graduate. He was also a member of the Beta Theta Pi Fraternity. He was a member of Naval ROTC and was commissioned into the Navy upon graduation during the Korean War conflict.

After military service in the U.S. Navy, he moved to Goldsboro, N.C., where he worked for General Electric for 37 years. He served as president of the Goldsboro Jaycees. Bob was a former chairman of the Goldsboro Salvation Army Advisory Board and served the organization for decades. He especially enjoyed ringing the bell and continued to do so through his 86th year.

Bob spent many years in leadership at First Presbyterian Church in Goldsboro as an elder, a member of the “Tuesday Troubleshooters,” and was involved in missions of the church, which included mission trips to Africa on 10 separate occasions. Recently, he was a member of Crossway Church of Goldsboro.

He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Marsha Barrow Tucker; and his five children, Leslie Tucker Gayk (Ted), Robert M. Tucker Jr. (Cindy), Jane Tucker Price (Doug), Donald H. Taylor Jr. (Martha), and Tiffany Taylor Stroud (Ralph). He is also survived by 16 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, April 9, 2019, at 5 p.m. at Cornerstone Church, located at 401 N. Oak Forest Road, Goldsboro, N.C. The family will receive friends following the service. Interment will be at a later date in the Eastern Carolina State Veterans Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be given to the Salvation Army, 610 N. William St., Goldsboro, N.C., 27530.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at


Carole Medlin Sears

April 7, 1937-April 5, 2019

Carole Medlin Sears, 81, Goldsboro, passed away suddenly on Friday, April 5, 2019, at Wayne UNC Health Care.

Carole was born in Hamlet, North Carolina, on April 7, 1937, to the late Frank and Ruby Medlin. She had worked for many years as a registered nurse and had served in various capacities with the North Carolina General Federation of Women’s Clubs. Carole loved St. Mary Catholic Parish in Goldsboro and was a dedicated and faithful servant her entire life. She was currently serving as the liturgy coordinator for the church. Carole had a large extended circle of family and friends and they were all very special to her. She will be missed, but greatly remembered.

The family will receive friends on Tuesday, April 9, 2019, from 6 to 8 p.m. at St. Catholic Parish with a rosary beginning at 6 p.m. and visitation immediately following the rosary. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, April 10, 2019, at St. Mary Catholic Parish, with the Rev. Roch T. Drozdzik presiding. Interment will be in Wayne Memorial Park.

Carole is survived by her sons, Joseph Sears (Suzy) and William Sears (Marie); grandchildren, Thorne, William and Delaney Sears; stepgreat-grandchildren, Savannah and David Brand; and her sister, Frankie Medlin Zwirblia.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by her infant son, Charles Michael Sears; brother, John Medlin; and sister, Marguerite Thornton.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be given in Carole’s memory to St. Mary Catholic Parish, 1603 Edgerton St., Goldsboro, N.C., 27530.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at


Elizabeth G. Overman

June 28, 1926-April 7, 2019

Elizabeth Gurley Overman, 92, of Gurley Dairy Road, Pikeville, died Sunday at the Brian Center Health and Rehabilitation of Goldsboro.

Funeral will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. in the chapel of Shackleford-Howell Funeral Home in Fremont. Burial will follow at Evergreen Memorial Cemetery in Princeton.

She was born in Wayne County on June 28, 1926, to the late Andrew and Lizzie Deans Gurley. She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Quentin Overman.

She is survived by three children.

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

Everlena W. Davis

Died April 3, 2019

Everlena Williams Davis, 81, Barbour Court Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, formerly of Goldsboro, died Wednesday at Wayne UNC Health Care.

Graveside service and burial will be Tuesday 11 a.m. at St. Matthew Free Will Baptist Church Cemetery, LaGrange.

Arrangements by McIntyre Funeral Home.

David “Greg” Kornegay

David “Greg” Kornegay died Thursday at Vidant Medical Center in Greenville.

Arrangements are pending at Howell Funeral Home and Crematory.

Daniel Sneed

Daniel Sneed of Mount Olive died Sunday at home.

Arrangements are pending at Howell Funeral Home and Crematory.

John B. Carson

John Bost Carson, 86, died Saturday at Kitty Askins Hospice Center.

Arrangements are pending at Shumate-Faulk Funeral Home and Crematory.

Effie Blount

Effie Blount, 93, of Fayetteville, formerly of Greene County, died Saturday at Whispering Pines Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Fayetteville.

Arrangements are pending at S. Connor Memorial Funeral Home in Snow Hill.