Edna Gray Singleton

Edna Gray Singleton

Edna Gray Singleton

Nov. 4, 1921-April 2, 2019

Edna Gray Singleton, 97, Mount Olive area resident, went to her heavenly home Tuesday night, April 2, while being cared for at Genesis Healthcare Center.

Daughter of the late Emmett and Betsy Burroughs Gray, she was the oldest and the last survivor of their five children.

Her life was not always an easy one, for when she was 11, her mother died, and she quickly assumed the role of being “mother” to her younger siblings, and performed housekeeping duties.

She enjoyed working in the yard and garden and “putting up” vegetables by means of canning and freezing, and she loved to read.

Of utmost joy to her was being with her family.

As a member of Fellowship Baptist Church, she loved worshipping her Lord as long as she was able and until her mind faded.

She is survived by four children and their spouses, Thurman Lee Doreauk of Concord, Brenda S. and Jerry Thompson of Grantham, Bobby Ray and Debbie Singleton and Becky S. and Stanley Kelly all of Mount Olive; 12 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren — what a legacy of love, joy and devotion she leaves behind!

Another son, James Mickey Singleton Sr. and a grandson preceded her in death.

Funeral services will be Friday, April 5, at 2 p.m. at Tyndall Funeral Home, officiated by her grandson, the Rev. Stanley Kelly Jr., and followed by entombment at Wayne Memorial Park.

The family will have visitation at the funeral home during the hour before the service and at other times, friends and family may call at the home of Becky Kelly, 851 Norwood Ezzell Road in the Rones Chapel area and at the home of Brenda Thompson, 659 Grantham School Road at Grantham.

A Tyndall service.

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Ileen S. Tart

Ileen S. Tart

Ileen S. Tart

Sept. 19, 1936-April 2, 2019

Ileen Smith Tart, 82, passed away Tuesday, April 2, 2019, at Rex Healthcare surrounded by her family.

Ileen was born in Wayne County, N.C., Sept. 19, 1936, to the late T. Leroy Smith and Clyde Cooper Smith.

She worked with North Carolina Vocational Rehabilitation for 25 years.

Ileen will be greatly missed by her family and friends.

The family will receive friends Saturday, April 6, 2019, from 10 to 11 a.m. at Seymour Funeral Home, followed by a service in the chapel at 11 a.m., with the Rev. Paul Rose officiating. Interment will follow in Wayne Memorial Park.

Ileen is survived by her husband, J.C. Tart; stepdaughter, Tammy Stokes and husband, Donald; grandson, Christopher Stokes; and a special granddaughter, Sara K. Herring.

In addition to her parents, Ileen was preceded in death by her brother, L.L. “Smokey” Smith.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to Salem United Methodist Church, 2706 Salem Church Road, Goldsboro, N.C., 27530.

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

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Marvin W. O’Neal

Oct. 1, 1938-April 2, 2019

Marvin Wayne O’Neal, 80, died Tuesday at Wayne UNC Health Care.

Born in Beaufort County, N.C., he was the son of the late Ralph B. O’Neal and Viola Jones O’Neal, and husband of the late Pearl P. O’Neal.

He attended Trinity Baptist Church, and was retired from the United States Navy. He was a member of the Fleet Reserve, the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Manteo Masonic Lodge No. 521 and Sudan Temple Shrine.

A graveside service will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at Wayne Memorial Park, with the Rev. Jim Willoughby officiating.

Mr. O’Neal is survived by his wife, Hazel Moore O’Neal; a stepson, Gordon Hinson Jr.; a brother, Bryon O’Neal; a sister, Peggy Autry; and two stepgrandchildren.

Shumate-Faulk Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the O’Neal family, and online condolences may be sent to www.shumate-faulk.com.

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Bobby R. McDonald

Died March 31, 2019

Bobby Ray McDonald, 62, 305 Spence St., LaGrange, died Sunday.

Funeral will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Undenominational Pentecostal Holiness Church, Rocky Run. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, LaGrange.

Visitation will be 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at Trinity Memorial Funeral Home and an hour prior to the service at the church. The family will assemble at the home for the funeral.

Billy Brame

Nov. 2, 1974-March 29, 2019

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

Graveside service will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Fairview Cemetery, LaGrange.

He was born Nov. 2, 1974, to Will Brame and the late Scotty Dail Brame.

Visitation will follow the service.

Arrangements are by Rouse Funeral Home.

Earnestine F. Leach

April 22, 1943-March 30, 2019

Earnestine F. Leach, 75, 105 Everittsville Road, Dudley, died Saturday at Wayne Memorial Hospital.

Funeral will be 11 a.m. Saturday in James T. Haskins Memorial Chapel of Haskins Funeral Home. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery.

She was born April 22, 1943, in Duplin County to John Wesley Frederick and Mable Hobbs.

She is survived by four children.

Visitation will be Saturday an hour prior to the service, with the family present. The family will assemble at the home for the funeral.

Leslie J. Pearsall

July 5, 1939-March 29, 2019

Leslie James Pearsall, 79, 312 S. George St., died Friday at Vidant Medical Center, Greenville.

Funeral will be 2 p.m. Saturday in James T. Haskins Memorial Chapel of Haskins Funeral Home. Burial will be in Old Mill Cemetery.

He was born July 5, 1939, in Duplin County to Leslie and Lillie Joyner Pearsall.

He is survived by two children.

Visitation will be Saturday an hour prior to the service at the funeral home. The family will assemble at 139 Sandy Lane Road for the funeral.

Shanita L. Kemp

Oct. 13, 1982-March 29, 2019

Shanita Latrice Kemp, 36, 440 Hills Grove Road, Wake Forest, died Friday at Wake Medical Center.

Funeral will be noon Saturday at St. James Church of Christ. Burial will be in Forte Cemetery, Eureka.

She was born Oct. 13, 1982, in Washington, D.C., to David M. and Sandra Artis Kemp.

Visitation will be Saturday an hour prior to the service. The family will assemble at 103 Myrtle Road for the funeral.

Arrangements are by Haskins Funeral Home and Cremations.

Barbara Dupree

Died March 30, 2019

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

Funeral will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Patricks Chapel Free Will Baptist Church, Farmville. Burial will be in St. Delight Church Cemetery, Walstonburg.

Visitation will be an hour prior to service.

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

Ted G. Hill

Ted G. Hill, 7, died Monday at Willow Creek Nursing and Rehab Center.

Arrangements are pending at J.B. Rhodes Funeral Home and Cremations.

Deborah Price Sanderson

Deborah Price Sanderson, 66, Kenansville, died Wednesday at Kitty Askins Hospice Center.

Arrangements are pending at Tyndall Funeral Home, Mount Olive.

Everlena Williams Davis

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

Arrangements are pending at McIntyre Funeral Home.