William Edward Wallace Jr.

William Edward Wallace Jr.

William Edward Wallace Jr.

March 14, 1990-April 20, 2019

William “Bill” Wallace passed away Saturday, April 20, 2019, in Asheville, but he is survived by his work in support of the recovery of others and his belief in preventing the cycle of addiction from claiming new victims.

Bill was born March 14, 1990, in Goldsboro, N.C.

In school, Bill discovered an immense passion for sports, playing football, baseball, soccer and track.

He went on to play safety on the East Carolina University football team, and graduated with a degree in accounting in May 2012.

He became a valued employee at Kessel Engineering Group.

Bill was an active advocate for people in recovery, and managed a sober living residence.

Bill was preceded in death by mother, Sara Bartley Wallace of Mount Olive; paternal grandmother, Hettie Waff Wallace of Edenton; and maternal grandfather, Charles W. Bartley of Bluefield, W.Va.

Those left to cherish his memory are parents, Bill and Charlotte Wallace of Haw River; the love of his life, TiAnna Marie Eplee of Asheville; and her children whom he loved as his own, Aiden Thomas, Alyssa Anne Marie and Zylar Ashton; sister, Kimberly Elaine Barr of Greensboro and her partner, Jeremy South; sister, Kristy Wallace Hornthal of Elizabeth City and her husband, Philip Hornthal; nephews, L.P. and James; niece, Ellie; sister, Kimberly Wallace Storino of Raleigh and her husband, Trent Storino; nephews, Frank and John; maternal grandmother, Peggy Bartley; and many aunts, uncles and cousins.

We will be honoring Bill’s memory Friday, April 26, 2019, at 11 a.m. at Wayne Memorial Park in Dudley, N.C., with pastor Andy Stovall officiating.

The family will receive friends following the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to the charity of your choice.

Online condolences may be sent to www.seymourfuneralhome.com.


Nellie P. Herring

Nellie P. Herring

Nellie P. Herring

Feb. 15, 1932-April 24, 2019

Mrs. Nellie Pate Herring, 87, lifelong resident of the Mount Olive area, passed away early Wednesday morning, April 24, at Vidant Medical Center in Greenville.

Funeral services will be held Friday, April 26, at 7 p.m. at Tyndall Funeral Home, officiated by the Rev. Jeff Bartlett and the Rev. Coy Brock, followed by visitation. Committal and burial will be Saturday, April 27, at 11 a.m. in Maplewood Cemetery of Mount Olive.

Friends and family are also being received at her residence.

Flowers are welcome or memorial gifts may be made to Brock’s Chapel Church, 519 Tram Road, Mount Olive, N.C., 28365, or Jones Memorial Community Church, 2727 Summerlin’s Crossroads Road, Mount Olive, N.C., 28365.

Mrs. Herring was well known in the area for her expertise in making and altering garments. She had been employed in several area sewing factories through the years, and provided alterations and sewing to her community from her home.

She was a lifelong churchgoer, worshipping at Brock’s Chapel Church and Jones Memorial Church.

She was preceded in death by a son, Rommie Herring; her husband, Atlas G. “Jack” Herring; her parents, Clarence H. and Sudie Tucker Pate; sisters, Pearl P. Walker, Ada Mae P. Potter and Arlene Pate; and brothers, Willis Pate, Clifton Pate and Paul Pate.

Her survivors include two sons and a daughter-in-law, Bobby F. and Rebecca Bond Herring and Lynwood G. Herring all of Mount Olive; a daughter and son-in-law, Rita H. and Frank Correll of Goldsboro; another daughter-in-law, Jim Elizabeth Reaves Herring of Mount Olive; six grandchildren, Sara H. Thornton, Amy H. Raiford and husband, Jon, Lesley H. Mosser, Timothy Herring and wife, Jackie, Lee Davis and wife, Jaboha, and Ashley Davis; nine great-grandchildren; a sister, Lois Rouse Kornegay of Warsaw; brother and sister-in-law, David “Bud” and Chris Pate of Nampa, Idaho; and many nieces and nephews.

A Tyndall service.


William B. Mallory Sr.

William B. Mallory Sr.

William B. Mallory Sr.

Dec. 29, 1925-April 23, 2019

William Benjamin “Bill” Mallory Sr., 93, Mount Olive resident, died peacefully at home April 23 after a long battle with Parkinson’s disease.

A native of Martin County, he attended Oak City High School and North Carolina State College.

He was a veteran of World War II, having served in the 100th Army Brigade, 397 Battalion, Co. L.

He served as a deputy sheriff, a Boy Scout troop leader and a Soil and Water Conservation supervisor.

He was the farm foreman for R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. on its Avoca Farm for 30 years.

He and his wife were residents of Plymouth for many of their working years.

In retirement, they came to Mount Olive, she being a native of the area, and were members of First Baptist Church of Mount Olive.

He was preceded in death by his parents, William Sidney Mallory and Effie Taylor Mallory; brothers, Sidney, Lou Basil and Dick Mallory; and sisters, Sudie M. Daniels and Mary Ruth M. Overton.

Surviving are his wife of 66 years, Isabelle Goodson Mallory; son, William Mallory Jr.; daughter, Erma Jean M. Jones; and grandchildren, Olivia, Rebecca and Joshua Jones all of Mount Olive and Sydney Jones of Concord, N.H.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, April 27, at 2 p.m. at Tyndall Funeral Home, with the Rev. Paul Rose officiating, followed by visitation. Burial will be at 4 p.m. in Maplewood Cemetery in Mount Olive.

Flowers will be appreciated or memorial gifts may be made to Home Health and Hospice (3-HC), 2402 Wayne Memorial Drive, Goldsboro, N.C., 27534.

A Tyndall service.


Verda P. Cotton

Verda P. Cotton

Verda P. Cotton

Died April 23, 2019

Verda P. Cotton, 93, Mount Olive, passed away at home surrounded by her family Tuesday, April 23, 2019.

Ms. Cotton’s funeral service will be held Thursday, April 25, 2019, at 6 p.m. at Eureka Christian Church. The Rev. Frank Purvis will be officiating the service.

The family will receive friends after the funeral service Thursday.

Ms. Cotton’s graveside service will be held Friday, April 26, at 11 a.m. at Eureka Christian Church Cemetery.

Ms. Cotton’s survivors include her daughters, Judy C. Sasser and husband, Carlton, of Grantham, Donna Cotton of Grantham and Cathy C. Best of Grantham; her sons, Jerry Cotton of Grantham and James Cotton of Grantham; a sister, Mabel Sutton of Mount Olive; 13 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and a special friend and caregiver, Betty Lanier.

Ms. Cotton was proceeded in death by her husband, Nevern Cotton; an infant son, Curtis Cotton; her daughter, Betty Hinnant; sons-in-law, Joe Paul Best and Bobby Lee Hinnant; a sister, Evelyn Edwards and her brothers, Kenneth, Bobby and David Edward Pennington.

Condolences may be made at www.westanddunn.com.

Services have been entrusted to West and Dunn Funeral Home of Newton Grove, N.C.


Ja’Kobe D. Applewhite

July 11, 2017-April 22, 2019

Ja’Kobe Dequan Applewhite, 21 months, died Monday.

Funeral will be private.

He was the son of Jyhkia Applewhite and Heather Lipscomb.

Arrangements are by Shumate-Faulk Funeral Home and Crematory.

John Pickett

Died April 21, 2019

John Pickett, 51, 808 Randolph St., Wilson, died Sunday.

Funeral will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Stevens Funeral Home, Wilson. Burial will be in Hamilton Burial Garden, Wilson.

Visitation will be 2 to 6 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Tyrique J. Hudson

Died April 15, 2019

Tyrique Jamal “T.J.” Hudson, 22, 179 Virginia Lane, Glen Burnie, Md., died April 15.

Funeral will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Contending for the Faith Church, Wilson. Burial will be in Rest Haven Cemetery, Wilson.

Visitation will be 1 to 6 p.m. Friday at Stevens Funeral Home, Wilson.

Ellsworth Harrison

April 16, 1932-April 23, 2019

Bunyan Ellsworth Harrison Sr., 87, LaGrange, died Tuesday.

Graveside service will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Snow Hill Cemetery.

He was born April 16, 1932, in Greene County to the late Bunyan and Etta Mooring Harrison. He was married to Betty Jean Harrison.

Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Rouse Funeral Home.

Doris L. Tommillson

Died April 21, 2019

Doris Lynette E.J. Tommillson, 34, Jonesboro, Ga., died Sunday.

Funeral will be 11 a.m. Saturday at West Vanceboro Church of God

Visitation will be an hour prior to the service. The family will receive friends at 2761 N.C. 43 North, where it will assemble for the funeral procession.

Arrangements are by Trinity Memorial Funeral Home Inc.

Louise Hines

Died April 21, 2019

Louise Hines, 84, 101 Longview Lane, Maysville, died Sunday at Brookstone Assisted Living.

Funeral will be 4 p.m. Saturday at First Missionary Baptist Church, Maysville. Burial will be in White Oak Cemetery.

Visitation will be 5 to 7 p.m. at Trinity Memorial Funeral Home. The family will receive friends at the home, where it will assemble for the funeral procession.

Paul Artis

Died April 23, 2019

Paul Artis, 78, 205 Apt. 6 Goldsboro St., Wilson, died Tuesday at home.

Funeral will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Simon Grove Church, Wilson. Burial will be in Hamilton Burial Garden, Wilson.

Arrangements are by Stevens Funeral Home, Wilson.

David J. Herring

July 24, 1942-April 23, 2019

David J. Herring, 76, died Tuesday at Wayne UNC Health Care.

He was born in Wayne County July 24, 1942, to the late Ben and Ava Moore Herring. He was married to Amanda Pike Herring.

He is survived by two daughters and a stepson.

Visitation will be 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday at Seymour Funeral Home. At other times, the family will be at his home.

Dorothy P. Curdts

Dorothy Lamour Pelletier Curdts, 78, died Sunday.

Arrangements are pending at Rouse Funeral Home, LaGrange.