Agnes Farfour Harris

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March 17, 1922-Dec. 20, 2018

Agnes Farfour Harris, 96, passed away peacefully Thursday, Dec. 20, 2018, at Kitty Askins Hospice Center surrounded by her family.

Agnes was born in Goldsboro March 17, 1922, to the late George and Frieda Hakim Farfour.

During the war, Agnes volunteered at the USO club, where she met Bruce Harris. She was an expert at the jitterbug, and in order for Bruce to date her, he had to learn to dance. Agnes did teach him to dance, and they were married for 53 wonderful years.

Agnes worked in the family businesses in Goldsboro, Neil Joseph’s Ladies Wear and Music and Sports, for many years.

She was a lifelong member of St. Mary Roman Catholic Church, where she shared God’s love in many ways, including the Eucharistic ministry.

Agnes also served as the president of the Women’s Bowling League in Goldsboro, and was an avid bridge player.

Everyone wanted to visit Agnes because at her house, it felt like home. She was their “Aunt Aggie.” Agnes had a forever smile and sparkling eyes. She was quick to laugh and even quicker to love.

Agnes is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Sandra Harris Shackleford and Robert Steele Shackleford; stepgrandchildren, Debra Shackleford Martin and Kimberly Shackleford; brother, Edmund Farfour and wife Joyce; cousin, Marie Louise Joseph Olsen; nieces and nephews, Kenny Farfour, Allen Farfour, Rick Farfour, Frieda Farfour Brown, Leslie Farfour Jr., Helen Farfour, Philip A. Baddour Jr., Richard A. Baddour, Stephen Baddour and Neil J. Baddour; and several great-nieces and nephews she loved very much.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by her brothers, Leslie Farfour and John Allen Farfour, and sister, Louise Farfour Baddour.

The family would like to give a very special thank you to the wonderful in-home caregivers she had, including Nina, whom she loved as a sister and dear friend, Sherry, Sybil, Angelica and Crystal for the love and care they provided for Agnes in her home. Simple words cannot express our gratitude.

Also a special thank you to the staff at Kitty Askins Hospice Center, who provided wonderful care during her final days.

A vigil prayer service was held at 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 22, 2018, at Seymour Funeral Home, 1300 Wayne Memorial Drive, Goldsboro.

The family received friends following the service at the funeral home until 7 p.m.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 23, 2018, at St. Mary Catholic Church, 1000 N. Jefferson Ave., Goldsboro, N.C. Burial will follow in Willow Dale Cemetery.

Flowers are welcome or memorials may be made to St. Mary Catholic Church, 1603 Edgerton St., Goldsboro, N.C., 27530.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at


Kenneth L. Cherry

Kenneth L. Cherry

Oct. 9, 1952-Dec. 20, 2018

Kenneth Lee “Shad” Cherry, 66-year-old resident of the Garner’s Chapel area, Mount Olive, passed away early Thursday morning, Dec. 20, at Wayne Hospital.

His life will be remembered in a service at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 23, at Tyndall Funeral Home. The Rev. Dennis Guy and the Rev. Paul Rose will officiate. He will be interred in the Whitfield Cemetery.

The family will be receiving friends at the funeral home during the hour before the service.

Mr. Cherry was retired from S.T. Wooten Corp. as a construction foreman.

He was a retired volunteer with more than 30 years of service with Oak Wolfe Fire Department, and had been active with several other fire departments in the area as well.

He worshipped his Lord at Garner’s Chapel Church.

All who knew him know of the love he had for his family, all of them, and his prized tractors.

He now joins his beloved wife, Joyce Whitfield Cherry; his parents, Woodrow and Sally Louise Brock Cherry; an infant brother, Durwood Gene Cherry; and his wife’s parents, James and Callie Mae Vernon Whitfield, in eternal peace.

Surviving him are his three daughters, Michelle Lynn Edwards and husband, George, of Dudley, Amanda Kay Harris and husband, Matt, of Shelby and Donna Sue Cherry of Mount Olive; three grandchildren, Faith Harris, Andrew Harris and Michael Wayne Edwards; a sister, Dorothy C. Byrd of Mount Olive; five brothers, W.D. Cherry and wife, Ruthie, of Goldsboro, Marvin Cherry and wife, Eveline, of Eastover, Henry Cherry and wife, Joann, of Mount Olive, Linwood “Goat” Cherry and wife, Debbie, of Mount Olive and Ray Cherry and wife, Sylvia, of Rose Hill; Joyce’s two sisters, Ann Whitfield of Mount Olive and Grace Carter and husband, Rob, of Bahama; and many nieces and nephews.

Flowers are welcome; however, memorial gifts are suggested to be made to Cures for the Colors, 203 Cox Blvd., Goldsboro, N.C., 27534, or your local fire department.

A Tyndall service.



Barbara Jean Bedford

Barbara Jean Bedford

Nov. 27, 1958-Dec. 16, 2018

Barbara Jean Bedford, 60, passed away Sunday, Dec.16, 2018, at Hospice House in Tacoma, Wash., after a brief illness.

Barbara was born in Wayne County Nov. 27, 1958, to the late Willie and Betty Jean Overton Bedford.

She will be remembered by many for her love of life and its varied possibilities.

Barbara spent many years helping animals in need. There are many cherished animals that were given homes because of her care and concern for their welfare.

At her request, no formal service will be held.

Barbara is survived by her special friend, Doug Meeks and his family, Grant and Natalie Meeks, and their daughter, Emerson.

She is also survived by her sisters, Sandra Young and husband, Tony, of Panama City Beach, Fla., and Anne Wagner and husband, Kenneth, of Goldsboro; niece, Amy Russell of Douglasville, Ga.; nephew, Adam Littrell of Aurora, Colo.; great-nephew, Jonathan Goldthwaite of Douglasville, Ga.; as well as many cousins she loved very much.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests you remember Barbara with a gift to the Wayne County Animal Shelter, 1600 Clingman St., Goldsboro, N.C., 27534.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at


Lucile Grady Dawson

Lucile Grady Dawson

Died Dec. 22, 2018

Lucile Grady Dawson, 93, Goldsboro, died peacefully Saturday, Dec. 22, 2018, at her home surrounded by her family.

She spent a long career in fashion and clothing, owning her own business, The Fashion Salon, and also worked at The Hub, The Ladies Shoppe, Weil’s, Norma’s and finally retiring from Belk after many years.

Throughout her life, Lucile was a devoted Christian. She was a lifelong member at St. John Free Will Baptist Church, where she served in various positions until her health would not allow.

Her greatest love and passion in life was her family, and nothing pleased her more than having them all with her for family gatherings. She enjoyed and bragged often about her grandchildren and their accomplishments.

She was the daughter of the late Sim Grady Sr. and Maxwell Eakes Grady of Goldsboro.

Preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Benjamin Ashton Dawson.

Also preceded in death by her son, Jimmy D. Grady; her grandson, Randy D. Grady; her great-granddaughter, Crystal Grady; her granddaughter, Sandy N. Grady; brother, Sim Grady Jr.; and sister, Mary Elizabeth Grady.

She is survived by her sons, Bobby E. Grady and wife, Carolyn, and Larry B. Dawson and wife, Kim, of Goldsboro.

She is also survived by her grandchildren, Bobbie Jean Grady Carbonell of Wilmington, Kelly Grady Race and husband, Damon, of Raleigh, Dawn Dawson Howe and husband, Todd, of Goldsboro, Holly Grady Hardee and husband, Kendall, of Goldsboro and Logan Dawson Davis and husband, Matthew, of Winston-Salem; great-grandchildren, Corey Carbonell, Summer Cummings, Cody Carbonell, Anna Race, Briggs Race, Lila Race, Ethan Howe, Harrison Hansen, Kate Hansen, Kayla Hardee and Ciera Hardee; and great-great-grandchildren, Sophia Cummings, Levi Cummings, Layla Carbonell, Charlie Jude Carbonell, Hunter Hare, Niles Grady, Hannah Grady, Brooklyn Grady and Bryce Grady.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Dec. 26, at 1 p.m. at Seymour Funeral Home in Goldsboro, officiated by the Rev. Wade Parker.

Visitation will immediately follow service.

A private family interment will be held at Grady Cemetery.

The family would like to express its sincere appreciation to Community Home Care and Hospice for its dedication in providing excellent care. A special thanks to Sheree Justice, Carol Warren and Allen Strickland.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to St. John Free Will Baptist Church, 1926 N.C. 111 South, Goldsboro, N.C., 27534, or Community Home Care and Hospice, 2309 Wayne Memorial Drive, Goldsboro, N.C., 27534

Online condolences may be sent to the family at


Susan M. Sutton

Susan Marie Sutton, 70, 107 E. Peyton Ave., Kinston, died Wednesday at Vidant Medical Center, Greenville.

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

William M. Anderson

William M. Anderson, 38, 16021 McConnell Drive, Upper Marlboro, Md., died Wednesday at home.

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

Benedict A. Cabay

Sept. 24, 1943-Dec. 20, 2018

Benedict “Ben” Albert Cabay, 75, died Thursday at Wayne Memorial Hospital.

Funeral will be Thursday at 4 p.m. at Seymour Funeral Home. Interment with full military honors will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Eastern Carolina State Veterans Cemetery.

He was born Sept. 24, 1943, in Joliet, Ill., to Georgetta and Albert A. Cabay. He was married to Nang “Nit” Cabay (Visatom).

He is survived by a daughter, Joy Verrico.

Visitation will follow the service Thursday at the funeral home.