Robert Sherril Thornton

Robert Sherril Thornton

Dec. 24, 1934 - Dec. 8, 2018

Robert Sherril Thornton, 83, of 40 Learwood Lane, passed away Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018, at New Hanover Regional Medical Center.

Funeral will be held at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018, at Crumpler- Honeycutt Funeral Home with the Rev. Ronald Jones and Sister Veresa Turner officiating. Interment will follow in Grandview Memorial Gardens. The family received friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, Dec. 10, 2018, at Crumpler-Honeycutt Funeral Home.

Robert, born in 1934 in Johnston County, was the son of the late William Burnice Thornton and Ada Louise Thornton. He was a truck driver for the construction industry. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by siblings, Howard Thornton, Jimmy Thornton, Judy Lee, Harvey Thornton and Carrie Inez McClenney.

Surviviors include: wife of 57 years, Peggy Mae Gautier Thornton; children, Danny Ray Thornton, Gloria Gail Rivenbark (Jeff), Sherril Wayne Thornton (Linda), and Lynda Gail Malpass (Lloyd); brother, Glenn R. Thornton (Marie) of Burgaw; sister, Louise Powell of Wilmington; 11 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at


Janice Gray Moore

Janice Gray Moore

Died Dec. 8, 2018

Mrs. Janice (Jan) Gray Faison Moore, 67, of Goldsboro, N.C., departed this life on Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018, surrounded by her loving family at home. She is survived by her loving and caring husband, Ricky L. Moore.

A celebration of life service will be held on Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018, at 11 a.m. at St. Mark Church of Christ Disciples of Christ, 700 W. Ash St. Bishop Alton Smith, offi ciating/ eulogist. Interment: Wayne Memorial Park, Goldsboro, N.C. A public visitation will be on Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018, from 2 p.m. until 6 p.m. at the funeral home.

Professional services entrusted to Smith-Holloway Memorial Funeral Services LLC, 1220 N. William St., Goldsboro, N.C., 919-734-4710, www.smith-holloway. com.


Gary Michael Burroughs

Jan. 14, 1957 - Dec. 10, 2018

Gary Michael Burroughs, 61, of Mount Olive, passed away Monday. He is the son of the late James Durwood and Christine West Burroughs and the husband of Doris Mitchell Burroughs. Gary loved westerns, Farmall tractors and living in the past.

A funeral service will be held on Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Shumate-Faulk Funeral Home, with the Rev. Jim Willoughby officiating. The family will receive friends from 1 until 2 p.m. prior to the service. Committal services will be held in the Emmaus Baptist Church Cemetery.

In addition to his wife, Gar y is survived by his son, Joseph Burroughs and wife, Cori, of Sims; a brother, Mark Burroughs and wife, Joye, of Morganton; a sister, Susan Sutton and husband, Randy, of Newport; and two grandchildren, Owen and Everett Burroughs.

Shumate-Faulk Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the Burroughs family and online condolences may be sent to


Betsy R. Pate

July 7, 1933 - Dec. 9, 2018

Betsy Ross Braswell Pate, 85, Princeton, died at home Sunday.

Funeral will be Thursday at 7 p.m. at Casey Funeral Home and Cremations Chapel, with the Rev. Dwayne Batten officiating. Burial will be in Princeton Cemetery.

She was born July 7, 1933, in Johnston County to the late Charles Richard and Bertha Creech Braswell. She was married to David Earl Pate.

She is survived by three children.

Visitation will be 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday at Casey Funeral Home and Cremations Chapel.

Dickie Lane

Dec. 20, 1943 - Dec. 5, 2018

Richard Earl “Dickie” Lane, 75, LaGrange, died Wednesday.

Funeral was Saturday at 2 p.m. in Mewborn Cemetery.

He was born Dec. 20, 1943, in Lenoir County to the late Frank “Dick” and Janie Skinner Lane.

He is survived by his daughter.

Arrangements by Rouse Funeral Home.

Lenora K. Blackwell

Lenora Kilpatrick Blackwell, 44, 1535 Biddle Road, Dover, died Sunday at UNC Rex Health Care Center.

Arrangements are pending at Trinity Memorial Funeral Home.

Gabriel W. Weaver

Gabriel Wester Weaver, 47, Wilson, died Friday at Wilson Medical Center.

Arrangements are pending at Stevens Funeral Home.

Wanda Miller

Wanda Miller, 66, 503 Day Circle, died Sunday at Wayne UNC Health Care.

Arrangements are pending at Haskins Funeral Home.

Jacquess D. Davis

Jacquess D. Davis, 64, 214 E. Pollock St., Mount Olive, died Monday at Wayne UNC Health Care.

Arrangements are pending at Haskins Funeral Home.

Jesus Barrientos-Hernandez

Jesus Barrientos- Hernandez, Dudley, died Saturday at home.

Arrangements are pending at Britt Funeral Home and Cremation Service.

Terry L. McNair

Terry Lamont McNair, 52, 300 Sanborn Lane, died Thursday at UNC Hospital in Chapel Hill.

Funeral will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Jumping Run Church.

He is survived by his wife, Jerrilyn Harris McNair, of the home.

Visitation will be today from 4 to 7 p.m. in the Robert Swinson Jr. Memorial Chapel.

Arrangements by R. Swinson Funeral Service.

Elizabeth H. Gillikin

Elizabeth H. Gillikin, 88, died Sunday at home.

Arrangements are pending at Seymour Funeral Home and Cremation Service.