Gail Molic Nickens

Gail Molic Nickens

Feb. 9, 1957- Dec. 4, 2018

Gail Molic Nickens, 61, Morehead City, formerly of Goldsboro, died Dec. 4, 2018, at Carteret Landing in Morehead City.

A celebration of Gail’s life will be held during a resurrection service Friday, Dec. 7, 2018, at 10 a.m. at First United Methodist Church in Morehead City. The Rev. Powell Osteen and the Rev. Patrick Whaley will officiate.

Gail was born in Dade County, Fla., to Walter and Ann Molic Feb. 9, 1957.

She completed her undergraduate and pharmacy school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Shortly after graduating, Gail married Larry C. Nickens May 30, 1981, in Greenville. Through Larry’s medical school, a life altering diagnosis of MS, raising a daughter and 34-year career with Wayne Memorial Hospital, their love endured and fl ourished through it all.

Gail’s life was multifaceted, and it must be noted that she was forever a Tar Heel fan! Now her love for basketball did overshadow that of football.

She loved traveling, and some of her favorite places to visit were Hilton Head and Sanibel Island.

Another facet of her life was her faith; Gail was truly a woman of faith. The family was a member of St. Paul United Methodist Church for more than 37 years before moving to Morehead City in September 2018, where the family became a member of First United Methodist Church.

The most important facet of her life was her family. Although Gail loved her Labradoodle, Mollie, immensely, nothing could compare to the love she had for her family. She delighted in spending time with her oldest grandson, Bradley. He referred to her as “Mama 2,” and they shared not one, but two, trips to Disney World together.

Gail is survived by her husband, Dr. Larry C. Nickens of Morehead City; her daughter, the Rev. Sarah Williams and her husband, Gray, of Beaufort; her sister, Lynne Rackley and her husband, Gene, of Greenville; her two precious grandsons, Bradley and Jackson; and Mollie.

The family will receive guests immediately following the service at the church.

Gail was preceded in death by her parents, Walter and Ann Molic.

The family suggests donations to either The National MS Society at or Crystal Coast Hospice House,

Arrangements are entrusted to Brooks Funeral Home and Crematory, Morehead City.

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Dorothy Jacqueline Charette

Dorothy Jacqueline Charette

Nov. 8, 1934- Sept. 15, 2018

Dorothy Jacqueline Charette, 83, Lexington, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018, in Norman.

Dorothy was born Nov. 8, 1934, in Great Yarmouth, England. She was the fourth child of nine children born to Frank George Horton and Dorothy Margaret (Alteridge) Horton.

Dorothy grew up and attended school in Great Yarmouth, England.

In the early 1950s, she met a young man named Norman Charette, who was in the United States Air Force stationed in England. They fell in love, and Aug. 17, 1957, in Great Yarmouth, they were married.

Norman and Dorothy together raised two children, Dale and Stacy.

They first lived in England while Norman was stationed there. He later was relocated back to the United States, and finished a career stationed in North Carolina.

Dorothy and Norman lived for 45 years in the Dudley, N.C., area.

Dorothy worked at home as a homemaker and outside the home as a caregiver.

While her children were growing up, she was involved in all of their school activities, including the PTA and horse shows.

Dorothy was a fabulous seamstress and quilter.

In 2006, they moved to Sallisaw, Okla., to be closer to their daughter, Stacy.

Then in 2010, she moved to Lexington, Okla. While living in the Purcell and Lexington area, she was a member of Johnson Road Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Norman Charette in 2008; sister, Daphine White; and brother, Frank Horton.

She is survived by a daughter, Stacy Hill and husband, Randy, of Lexington, Okla.; son, Dale John Charette and wife, Julie, of Hudson, Ohio; four sisters, Margaret Jones, Shirley Watson, Lila Goodman and Wendy Hood; two brothers, Claude Horton and Ivan Horton; two grandchildren, Michael Charette and wife, Ashley, of Norman, Okla., and Isac Charette of Columbus, Ohio; one great-grandchild on the way; one stepgrandson, Brett Hill and wife, Stevy, of Konawa, Okla.; three stepgreat-grandchildren, Jackson, Cade and Sophie Hill; and many nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018, at Wilson-Little Funeral Home chapel in Purcell. Interment will be Wednesday, Sept. 19, at 1 p.m. at Fort Smith National Cemetery in Fort Smith, Ark.

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Jerry ‘Jay-Boy’ Jackson

Jerry Jay-Boy Jackson

May 13, 1959- Nov. 30, 2018

Jerry “Jay-Boy” Jackson, 59, 308 Wilmington Ave., died Friday at his residence.

He was born May 13, 1959, in Wayne County to Mattie Doreatha Macklin and the late Luby Jackson II.

His life’s devotion, service to God and mankind will be celebrated Thursday at 1 p.m. at Alpha and Omega Christian Center. His mortal remains will be laid to rest in Golden Gate Cemetery, Pikeville.

He leaves to cherish his memories his wife of 24 years, Shonequon McKinnon Jackson; his children, Miesha Jackson, Rory Jackson, Justin Lewis, Yakima Battle, Jerrica Jackson, Jamora Jackson and Jamecka Riddick; his mother, Doreatha Macklin; his siblings, Faye Jackson Booker, Luby Jackson III, Leslie Roland Stewart, Duncan Jackson and Dr. Phillip Jackson; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church. The family will assemble at the residence in preparation for the funeral procession.

Arrangements are entrusted to Haskins Funeral Home.


Anne D. Harris

Anne D Harris

Died Nov. 30, 2018

Anne D. Harris, 79, Mount Olive, passed away Friday, Nov. 30, 2018.

The funeral was held Sunday, Dec. 2, at 4 p.m. at Brownings United Methodist Church, Mount Olive. A graveside service was held Monday, Dec. 3, at 11 a.m. at Hillcrest Cemetery, with the Rev. Arthur Warren, Michael Odom and Garrett Strickland officiating.

Anne was a loving wife of 60 years, devoted to her family.

She enjoyed cooking, gardening and sewing.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Shelton C. and Lucille C. Daughtry, and brother, Kent Daughtry.

She is survived by her husband, Fred Harris of the home; daughter, Katie Vann and husband, Kern, of Mount Olive and Joyce H. King of Newton Grove; son, Shell Harris and wife, Lisa, of Mount Olive; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; sister, Faye Sanderson of Clinton; and brothers, Tommy Daughtry of Clinton and Bobby Daughtry of Faison.

Visitation was Sunday, Dec. 2, at Brownings United Methodist Church following the funeral service.

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


Daniel Robert McKinley

Daniel Robert McKinley

Jan. 24, 1928- Dec. 2, 2018

Daniel Robert McKinley, 90, 111 Daly Ave., Dudley, died Sunday in Wayne Memorial Hospital.

He was born Dec. 2, 2018, in Duplin County to James and Eva Grantham McKinley.

He is survived by his wife, Velma Henderson McKinley.

Funeral services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at St. Luke Church of Christ, Mount Olive. Burial will follow in Wayne Memorial Park.

Visitation Thursday from 4:30 to 7 p.m., with family present to receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m., at Haskins Funeral Home. The family will assemble at residence in preparation for the funeral procession.

Arrangements are by Haskins Funeral Home.


Samuel D. Dove

Died Nov. 26, 2018

Samuel “Sam” Desmond Dove, 33, 187 Monk St., Trenton, died Nov. 26 at Carolina East Medical Center.

Funeral will be 1 p.m. Thursday at North West “A” Free Will Baptist Conference Tabernacle. Burial will be in Haiti Cemetery.

Visitation will be 5 to 7 tonight at Trinity Memorial Funeral Home, Kinston. The family will receive friends at 521 Greentown Road, where it will assemble for the funeral procession.

Bobby A. Brock

Died Dec. 1, 2018

Bobby Allen Brock, 82, died Saturday.

Graveside service was at Westview Cemetery Tuesday at 2 p.m.

Arrangements by Edwards Funeral Home and Cremations.

Lynn Williamson

Lynn Williamson, 81, 280 Falling Creek Church Road, died Tuesday at Willow Creek Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

Arrangements are pending at Haskins Funeral Home.

Willie Clark III

Died Nov. 28, 2018

Willie “Moose” Clark III, 66, Snow Hill, died Nov. 28 at home.

Funeral will be Saturday at noon at St. Peter Free Will Baptist Church, Snow Hill. Interment will be in Snow Hill Cemetery.

Visitation will be Friday from 6 to 7 p.m. at S. Connor Memorial Funeral Home chapel, Snow Hill.

Michael Y. Yeh

Dr. Michael Yung-Hong Yeh, 87, died Monday at Kitty Askins Hospice Center.

Arrangements are pending at Howell Funeral Home and Crematory.