David Trent Owens

David Trent Owens

David Trent Owens

May 26, 1952-April 14, 2019

David Trent Owens, 66, Greensboro, passed away Sunday, April 14, at Cone Memorial Hospital.

He was born in Peoria, Ill., May 26, 1952, to the late Ralph and Mary Utterbach Owens.

Dave was a graduate of Ashley High School, Gastonia, N.C., and Appalachian State University, Boone, N.C.

He also studied environmental studies at York University in Toronto, Canada.

Dave followed a versatile career path, including Gastonia city planning, real estate and “Lance Man.”

He and his family then moved to Wayne County, where he began to farm, working as a contract grower for Conagra, and later owned and operated Owens Motors.

In recent years, Dave and his wife of 45 years, Debra Harrell Owens, settled in Greensboro to be near children and grandchildren.

He and Debra loved to travel, which began with their camping across the United States. Together they toured the United Kingdom, and traveled to many European countries, spanning from the coast of the Mediterranean Sea to the Scandinavian countries.

They cruised the New England coast, and took numerous trips to Alaska. Other highlights included trips to Thailand and Egypt.

His quiet demeanor, yet quick wit, touched the lives of many.

His greatest joy was his family. He was a devoted son, husband, father and “Paw Paw.”

Dave was a member of Guilford College United Methodist Church, embracing his Christian faith and finding such joy in being a part of the 2-90 Sunday School class, assisting with Wednesday Night Out suppers and volunteering in the local mission activities.

A memorial service to celebrate Dave’s life will be held Friday, April 19, at 11 at Guilford College United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Tom Gibson and the Rev. Matt Smith officiating. Reception will follow. Graveside services will be held at Wayne Memorial Park, Dudley, N.C., Saturday, April 20, at 10 a.m., with the Rev. David Moehring officiating.

A time to visit with the family will follow at Brogden United Methodist Church.

Left to cherish his memory, in addition to his wife, are his daughter, Jennifer Barnes (John) of Greensboro; his son, Jeremy Owens and friend, Gina, of Lumberton; grandchildren, Isabella, Eloise and John Owens Barnes of Greensboro; his uncle, Norris Owens of Campobello, S.C.; his aunt, Louis Jackson of Tryon, N.C.; brother-in-law, Randall Harrell (Donna) of Kinston; sisters-in-law, Cynthia Aldridge of Kinston, Melanie Hopkins (Curt) of Goldsboro and Becky Harrell of Mount Olive, N.C.; numerous cousins, nieces and nephews; and two special friends, John Falls and Mike Williams.

Forbis and Dick Guilford Chapel is assisting the family, and online condolences may be offered at www.forbisanddick.com.


Helen H. Hill

Helen H. Hill

Helen H. Hill

Sept. 18, 1932-April 16, 2019

Mrs. Helen Hart Hill, 86, Snow Hill, passed away Tuesday morning, April 16, 2019, at Kitty Askins Hospice Center.

A native of Greene County, she was born Sept. 18, 1932, the daughter of Johnny B. and Celia Howell Hart, and was their last surviving child.

Upon marriage to her husband, Envid Hill, she proudly assumed the roles of wife, mother and homemaker.

A lady of strong Christian faith, she was a member of Free Gospel Pentecostal Free Will Baptist Church, where she faithfully attended until declining health.

Her surviving family includes her beloved and devoted husband of 69 years, Envid Hill; children, Randy Hill and wife, Diane, of Snow Hill, Teresa Hill Munger and husband, Dell, of Goldsboro, Dianne Hill Lovett and husband, Gary, of Snow Hill and Jerry Hill and wife, Pepper, of Rocky Point; nine grandchildren; three stepgrandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and two stepgreat-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held 7 p.m. Thursday at Free Gospel Pentecostal Free Will Baptist Church, with pastor Michael Parks officiating. Committal services will follow at 11 a.m. Friday at Snow Hill Cemetery.

The family will receive friends Thursday evening following the service and other times at the residence.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Free Gospel Pentecostal Free Will Baptist Church, 145 Free Gospel Road, Snow Hill, N.C., 28580, or Kitty Askins Hospice Center, 107 Handley Park Court, Goldsboro, N.C., 27534.

Online condolences at www.taylor-tyson.com.


Clara Lee Evans Hines

Dec. 31, 1930-April 15, 2019

Clara Lee Evans Hines, 88, passed away Monday, April 15, 2019, peacefully at Brookdale Assisted Living Center in Goldsboro, N.C.

Burial will be private.

Clara was the eldest daughter of Edgar Lee and Pearl Worley Evans and the stepdaughter of Mae Creech Evans.

She was born in Johnston County Dec. 31, 1930.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Melvin Ray “Shag” Hines, whom she married June 3, 1949, and had four children.

The gathering will be at 4 p.m. and the funeral service 5 p.m. Friday at Casey Funeral Home and Cremations chapel, with the Rev. Mike Collier officiating.

Clara graduated from Rosewood High School in 1948 as salutatorian, Atlantic Christian College with a bachelor of arts degree in 1962 and East Carolina College with a master of arts degree in education in 1966.

She received academic scholarships and graduated with honors all while raising a family.

She was a principal at Nahunta School and a respected teacher at Rosewood School for many years, and retired in 1989 to care for her family.

Clara enjoyed shopping, flowers, cooking, crocheting, visiting and helping others.

She had a generous heart and spirit, sharing her flowers, special sale items and homemade craft items. She frequently would visit childhood friends and brighten their day.

She is survived by her four children, son, Kelvin R. Hines, and daughters, Lugean Jones Hogan, Wren Rouse and Robin Ellis; 10 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and sisters, Cedessel Glover, Kay Mitchell and Daphne Everett and families.

Although flowers are welcome, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to Rosewood First Baptist Church or Rosewood Elementary School.

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


Shirley Jean Boyette

Sept. 24, 1947-April 17, 2019

Shirley Jean Boyette, 71, Goldsboro, passed away peacefully early Wednesday morning at her home.

Shirley was born in Wayne County Sept. 24, 1947, to the late Edgar Windham and Doris Bass Hales.

For many years, she volunteered with the ladies auxiliary at the North Carolina National Guard.

Her most significant roles in life and what she did best was being a loving wife, mother and grandmother.

A service to celebrate Shirley’s life will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 20, 2019, in Evergreen Memorial Cemetery.

The family will receive friends Friday, April 19, 2019, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Seymour Funeral Home.

Shirley is survived by her husband of almost 52 years, Steve Boyette; son, Robert Steve Boyette Jr. and wife, Lori Ann; grandchildren, Colby Allen Boyette and Noah Garland Boyette; and sisters, Pat Singleton and Susie Creech.

She is also survived by her dear K-9 friends, Pooh Bear, Mr. Wiggles and Lil Bit.

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


Mary E. Smith

Jan. 3, 1928-March 18, 2019

Mary E. “Bess” Smith, 91, formerly of 660 Harris Road, Grifton, N.C., died at Wayne Memorial UNC Health Care Center.

She lived with her daughter, Delores S. Holmes, at 105 Delia Trail, Goldsboro, N.C.

She is survived by three children, William Smith of Grifton, N.C., Barbara Campbell (James) of Laurinburg, N.C., and Delores Holmes of Goldsboro, N.C., and other relatives.

Funeral was officiated by pastor George Washington at Piney Grove Free Will Baptist Church, Grifton, N.C., with burial in the church cemetery.

Arrangements were Don Brown Funeral Home, Ayden, N.C.


Jimmy Flanagan

June 12, 1959-April 16, 2019

Jimmy Flanagan, 59, 62 Patrick Drive, Snow Hill, died Tuesday in Kitty Askins Hospice Center.

Funeral will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Woods Chapel Church. Burial will be in Broadhurst Cemetery.

He was born June 12, 1959, in Wayne County to Ralph and Pearlie Mae Quinn Flanagan. He was married to Sharon Flanagan.

He is survived by five children.

Visitation will be an hour prior to the service at the church. At other times, the family will receive friends at the home, where it will assemble for the funeral procession.

Arrangements are by Haskins Funeral Home and Cremations.

Carrie Hobbs Dickens

Feb. 27, 1929-March 27, 2019

Carrie Hobbs Dickens, 90, 904 Franklin St., died March 27 at Wayne UNC Health Care.

Funeral will be 11 a.m. today at First African Baptist Church. Burial will be at Wayne Memorial Park.

She was born Feb. 27, 1929, in Wayne County to Ashley and Albert Hamilton Hobbs.

Visitation will be 10 to 11 a.m. today at the church.

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

Glenn R. Leeper

Feb. 18, 1938-April 17, 2019

United States Air Force Technical Sgt. Glenn Richard Leeper, 81, died Wednesday at Wayne UNC Health Care.

Graveside service will be 10 a.m. Friday at Wayne Memorial Park.

He was born in Iowa Feb. 18, 1938, to the late Clarence and Daisy Derby Leeper. He was married to the late Geraldine Leeper.

He is survived by two sons.

Visitation will follow the service.

Arrangements are by Howell Funeral Home and Crematory.

Charles Armwood

Died April 13, 2019

Charles Armwood, 83, 240 E. Franklin St., Mount Olive, died Saturday at Genesis Health Care.

Funeral will be noon Saturday at Payne Temple AME Zion Church, with the Rev. Leslie Morrisey officiating. Burial will be in Cobbs Cemetery.

Born in Duplin County, he was the son of the late Almond and Hepsie Simmons Armwood.

Visitation will be 3 to 6 p.m. Friday at Garris Funeral Home, with the family present 5 to 6. At other times, the family will be at 100 Oates-Armwood Lane, Faison.

Mary M. Carlton

Died April 16, 2019

Mary Madglene Carlton, 89, Warsaw, died Tuesday at Warsaw Health and Rehabilitation Center.

Funeral will be at First Missionary Baptist Church, Warsaw, 11 a.m. Saturday, with Dr. Theodore Thomas officiating. Interment will be at Devotional Gardens, Warsaw.

Visitation will be 10 a.m. Saturday at the church.

Arrangements are by Rose Hill Funeral Home Service.

Sandi L. Crews

Aug. 7, 1958-April 16, 2019

Sandi L. Crews, 60, LaGrange, died Tuesday.

Funeral will be 11 a.m. Friday at Rouse Funeral Home.

She was born Aug. 7, 1958, in Lenoir County to the late Edward F. and Joan Hill Long. She was married to Tommy Crews.

She is survived by two sons.

Visitation will follow the service.

Lillie L. Stevens

Died April 15, 2019

Lillie Lue Stevens, 85, 131 Strawberry Patch Road, Faison, died Monday at Kitty Askins Hospice Center.

Funeral will be 4 p.m. Saturday at Holly Grove Disciple Church of Christ, Clinton, with elder Donald Terrell Powell officiating. Burial will be in Cobbs Cemetery.

Born in Sampson County, she was the daughter of the late Lee and Lillie White Fryar.

Two daughters survive.

Visitation will be 3 to 7:30 p.m. Friday at Garris Funeral Home, with the family present 6:30 to 7:30.

Fancy R. Burgess

Died April 13, 2019

Fancy Ree Burgess, 60, 405 W. Pine St., died Saturday at Willow Creek Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

Funeral will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Emmanuel Church of Deliverance, Enfield. Burial will be in Enfield Cemetery.

Visitation will follow the service.

Arrangements are by Trinity Memorial Funeral Home Inc.

David R. Wilder

David Reid Wilder, 83, formerly of Goldsboro, died Wednesday.

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

Tyrique J. Hudson

Tyrique Jamal “T.J.” Hudson, 22, 179 Virginia Lane, Glen Burnie, Md., died Monday.

Arrangements are pending at Stevens Funeral Home, Wilson.

Walter N. Wooden

Walter N. Wooden, 63, died Saturday at Vidant Duplin Hospital, Kenansville.

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

Kirby McKiver

Kirby McKiver, 2770 Indian Springs Road, Seven Springs, died Wednesday at Wayne Memorial Hospital.

Arrangements are pending at Stevens Funeral Home, Wilson.

Louise Davis Anderson

Louise Davis Anderson, 94, Columbus, Ohio, formerly of Calypso, died Monday.

Arrangements pending at Tyndall Funeral Home.

Jeremiah P. Elmore III

Jeremiah Packer “Jerry” Elmore III, 78, died Tuesday at Hospice of Rockingham County.

Arrangements are pending at Seymour Funeral Home and Cremation Service.