Jessie A. Tukes

Jessie A. Tukes

Jessie A. Tukes

Oct. 20, 1925-April 9, 2019

Jessie Arletha Tukes, 93, 182 Booker St., Pikeville, N.C., passed from labor to reward Tuesday at the Brian Center.

She was born Oct. 20, 1925, in Wayne County to the late Laura Johnson.

Her life’s devotion and service to God and mankind will be celebrated Monday at 11 a.m. at Elm Grove Church Ministries. Her mortal remains will be laid to rest in Fremont Cemetery.

She leaves a legacy of love to her two children, William C. Johnson Sr. and Zola Johnson; six grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends.

She will lie in repose Monday an hour prior to the service at the church. The family will assemble at the residence in preparation for the funeral procession.

Arrangements are entrusted to Haskins Funeral Home and Cremations. www.haskinsfh.com/

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Mother Frances “Louise” Holmes

Mother Frances ‘Louise’ Holmes

Mother Frances ‘Louise’ Holmes

March 18, 1953-April 9, 2019

Mother Frances “Louise” Holmes, 66, Goldsboro, passed Tuesday, April 9, 2019, at Wayne UNC Health Care, Goldsboro, N.C.

The celebration of her life will be held Saturday, April 13, 2019, at noon at Original Tabernacle of Prayer, 1005 S. John St., Goldsboro, N.C. She will be laid to rest at Wayne Memorial Park North, 1191 Old Grantham Road, Goldsboro, N.C.

There will be a viewing held Friday, April 12, 2019, from 6 to 8 p.m., with the family arriving to greet friends from 7 to 8 p.m., at J.B. Rhodes Funeral Home and Cremations, 1701 Wayne Memorial Drive, Goldsboro, N.C.

She was born March 18, 1953, in Wayne County, N.C., to James Toby and Mary Elizabeth Fields Holmes.

She is survived by two children, Lakesha (Mario) McPherson and Donald Holmes; one sister, Sheila (Steve) Head; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Services of compassionate and distinguished class entrusted to J.B. Rhodes Funeral Home and Cremations of Goldsboro.

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Margaret Hughes Barber

A service to celebrate the life of Margaret Hughes Barber, 87, Goldsboro, will be held Sunday, April 14, 2019, at 6 p.m. at United in Christ Church, with visitation to follow.

Visit www.howellfuneral.com for complete obituary.

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Ruth R. Artis

Died April 9, 2019

Ruth R. Artis, 93, Wilson, formerly of Goldsboro, died Tuesday.

Funeral will be noon Saturday at St. James Christian Church, Wilson.

Visitation will be 11 a.m. Saturday at the church.

Arrangements are by Barnes Funeral Home LLC, Wilson.

Mary B. Williams

Died April 8, 2019

Mary Bell Williams, 91, 905 Starmount Circle, Wilson, died Monday at home.

Funeral will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Faith Temple Church, Wilson. Burial will be in Hamilton Burial Garden, Wilson.

Arrangements are by Stevens Funeral Home, Wilson.

Felecia Best Lewis

Died April 9, 2019

Felecia Best Lewis, 66, 1434 Airport Road Northeast, Pikeville, died Tuesday at Kitty Askins Hospice Center.

Funeral will be noon Saturday at Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church, LaGrange, with Dr. Michael Johnson officiating. Interment will be in Golden Gate Memorial Gardens.

Visitation will be 2 to 6 tonight at Serenity Memorial Funeral Home and Cremations LLC, with the family present 5 to 6.

Lillie B. Barfield

Died April 10, 2019

Lillie B. Barfield, 97, Newton Grove, died Wednesday at home.

Funeral will be 5 p.m. Saturday in the chapel of West and Dunn Funeral Home, Newton Grove. Burial will be 9 a.m. Sunday in Hillside Cemetery, Newton Grove, with the Rev. Louis Threatt officiating.

She was the daughter of the late Willie and Mollie Mitchner. She was married to the late Rufus Royster and James Barfield Jr.

She is survived by a daughter.

Visitation will follow the funeral.

Richard L. Waddell

Richard Lee Waddell, 65, died Wednesday at the Brian Center, Goldsboro.

Arrangements are pending at Casey Funeral Home and Cremations.

Mary L. Messer Patrick

Mary Louise Messer Patrick, 90, died Wednesday at home.

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

Udell H. Budd

Udell H. Budd, 91, Yeadon, Pa., formerly of Mount Olive, died Monday.

Arrangements are pending at Garris Funeral Home.

Avis Lofton

Avis Lofton, 75, 369 Maysville School Road, Mount Olive, died Thursday in Kitty Askins Hospice Center.

Arrangements are pending at Haskins Funeral Home and Cremations.

Jeannette Morton

Jeannette Morton, 61, 3110 McGregor Downs Road, Greenville, died Thursday at home.

Arrangements are pending at Haskins Funeral Home and Cremations.

Julia C. Vinson Gaskins

Died April 4, 2019

Julia Carroll Vinson Gaskins, 74, Princeton, died April 4.

Arrangements are pending.

Albert J. King

Albert Junior King, 72, 606 Little Rock Church Road, Lucama, died Thursday at home.

Arrangements are pending at Stevens Funeral Home, Wilson.

Mary D. Page

Mary Diane Page, 66, 1605D Pecan Court, Wilson, died Thursday at home.

Arrangements are pending at Stevens Funeral Home, Wilson.

Yvonne Batts

Yvonne Batts, 69, Wilson, died Thursday at Curis of Wilson Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

Arrangements are pending at Stevens Funeral Home, Wilson.