Carrie A. Best
June 18, 1962-Dec. 18, 2018
Carrie Ashby Best, 56, Mount Olive, passed away Tuesday surrounded by her family at UNC Hospital in Chapel Hill.
She was the daughter of Gordon Ashby and the late Judy Ashby, and she was the wife of William Allen Best. Jr.
Mrs. Best was an associate of Walmart.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, Jan. 5, 2019, at 2 p.m. at Northeast Original Free Will Baptist Church, with Richard Cuddington officiating.
The family will receive friends following the service.
In addition to her husband, “Bill,” she is survived by three sons, William Best III and wife, Chelsey Lee Best, of Faison, Andrew Best and wife, Haley Kohnen Best, of Goldsboro, and Chris Best of Mount Olive; grandchildren, Ethan Wiggins, Liam, Paislee and Autumn Best; a brother, Steve Ashby of Four Oaks; a sister, Diane Ashby of Cary; and her three pet babies, Sandy, Bella and Chico.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Humane Society, 1600 Clingman St., Goldsboro, N.C., 27530.
Shumate-Faulk Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the Best family, and online condolences may be sent to www.shumate-faulk.com.
Mrs. Edna H. Sauls
March 20, 1923-Dec. 19, 2018
Mrs. Edna Myrle Hill Sauls, 95, a resident of Washington, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2018, at River Trace Nursing Center.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 23, 2018, at Alligood Church of God, 1891 Mill Hole Road, Washington, N.C., 27889, and will be conducted by pastor Gary Bateman and pastor Harold Anderson. Burial will follow in Snow Hill Cemetery.
Paul Alligood, Ryan Alligood, Todd Sauls, Ronnie Sauls, Kris Sauls and Joey Shore will serve as pallbearers.
Mrs. Sauls was born March 20, 1923, in Wayne County to the late Roland and Julia Killette Hill.
She married Gurney Lee Sauls, who preceded her in death Nov. 16, 1976.
She attended New Hope High School in Goldsboro, was a homemaker and a pastor’s wife of 30 years, assisting him in his ministry in the Church of God. Mrs. Sauls was a member of Patetown Church of God in Goldsboro.
Survivors include her three children, Gary Sauls of LaGrange, Judy Sauls Alligood of Washington and Timothy Lee Sauls and wife, Debbie, of Manteo; five grandchildren, Ronnie Sauls, Todd Sauls, Kris Sauls, Paul Alligood and Ryan Alligood; six great-grandchildren; and one great-great-granddaughter.
She was preceded in death by one grandson, Jason Alligood; one sister, Mary Hill “Black” Turnage; one son-in-law, Don Alligood; and one daughter-in-law, Bobbie Sauls.
The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church and other times at the home of her daughter, Judy S. Alligood, 127 Castle Court, Washington, N.C., 27889.
You may address condolences to the family by visiting www.paulfuneralhome.com.
Paul Funeral Home and Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Sauls family.
Zelda B. Cox
April 5, 1928-Dec. 19, 2018
Zelda “Teeny” Best Cox, 90, resident of the Mount Olive area, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2018, at Wayne UNC Health Care, Goldsboro.
Teeny was born April 5, 1928, to Larry and Bertie Best.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Leigh Cox; an infant son; a son, Charles Leigh Cox Jr.; and brother, Larry Best Jr.
She is survived by two children, a son, Stewart Gray Cox and wife, Alice, of Goldsboro and a daughter, Cindy Jarman and husband, D.J. Jarman, of Mount Olive.
She is also survived by four grandchildren, Katharine Jarman, Jesse Cox and wife, Jennifer, Laura Jarman and Leigh Ann Sherwood and husband, Justin, and a great-grandson, Sam Cox.
Teeny served as payroll clerk for the town of Mount Olive for 24 years.
She served for 25 years as treasurer of Baker Presbyterian Church. More recently, she was a member of Mount Olive Presbyterian Church.
Teeny was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.
She was happiest caring for her grandchildren or working in her yard.
Her life will be remembered in a graveside service to be held Sunday, Dec. 23, at 2 p.m. in Maplewood Cemetery in Mount Olive. Presiding will be the Rev. Troy Lesher-Thomas.
Flowers are welcome or memorial contributions may be made to Mount Olive Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 158, Mount Olive, N.C., 28365, or a charity of one’s choice.
A Tyndall service.
Edgar L. ‘Buddy’ Walker
Jan. 26, 1938-Dec. 19, 2018
Edgar Lee “Buddy” Walker, 80, passed away Wednesday morning, Dec. 19, 2018, at New Hanover Hospital in Wilmington.
A former longtime resident of the Mount Olive area, he had been employed with John Patterson Furniture Store as a salesman until establishing his own floor covering business.
After retirement, he relocated to the Hampstead area.
Buddy is survived by his wife, Linda Alphin Walker; a daughter, Donna Lynn W. Cashwell and husband, Gill, of Mount Olive; a granddaughter, Heather Padgett and husband, Richard; and three great-grandchildren, Riley, Raegen and Kinley Padgett.
Graveside services will be held Saturday, Dec. 22, at 2 p.m. at Wayne Memorial Park Cemetery, Goldsboro. The Rev. John Strickland will be ministering.
Flowers are welcome or memorial gifts may be made to Lower Cape Fear Hospice, 1414 Physicians Drive, Wilmington, N.C., 28401.
The family expresses a special thanks to the health care team at New Hanover Hospital for its attentive care.
A Tyndall service.
Caroline Hinnant Ashe
Died Dec. 19, 2018
Caroline Hinnant Ashe, 87, 204 Reid St. Southeast, Wilson, N.C., passed away Dec. 19, 2018.
The funeral service is scheduled for noon Saturday, Dec. 22, 2018, at Saint James Christian Church, 1739 E. Nash St., Wilson, N.C.
The public viewing is scheduled for Friday, Dec. 21, 2018, from 3 to 6 p.m. at Stevens Funeral Home.
Services are being handled by Stevens Funeral Home, 1820 Martin Luther King Jr. Pkwy., Wilson, N.C.
March 24, 1950-Dec. 20, 2018
Samuel Lawrence Lane, 68, Mount Olive, passed away Thursday, Dec. 20, 2018, at Wayne UNC Health Care surrounded by his family.
Sam was born in Wayne County March 24, 1950, to the late Carl Lassiter Lane and Ida Boswell Lane of the Nahunta community.
For many years, Sam worked as a soil technician with Best Sand and Gravel.
Sam proudly served his country in the United States Army during the Vietnam War.
He was always the happiest when he was riding his motorcycle or jeep.
Sam also enjoyed making barn quilts with his wife at their home.
Sam’s faith in God was recognized by his family when he would attend Yelverton United Methodist Church in Faro. The family thought that the only reason he would go to church was so he could eat Sunday lunch with his family after the service, but after some time, he developed a great love for God and his messenger, Greg Moser.
A service celebrating Sam’s life will be held Saturday, Dec. 22, 2018, at 3 p.m. in the chapel of Seymour Funeral Home, with the Rev. Greg Moser and the Rev. Mary Kay Best officiating.
The family will greet friends Saturday immediately following the service and other times at the home of his sister, Melody Thomas.
Sam is survived by his wife of 32 years, Judy Watkins Lane; his daughter, Samantha Jones and husband, Al; sisters, Melody Thomas and Lisa Teachey; and several nieces and nephews he loved very much.
He is also survived by his best friend and buddy, Ben Claiborne.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Chris Lane, Craig Lane and Jerry Lane, and sister, Carla Sauls.
It is a known fact to the family here that when his brothers and sister saw Sam coming home to heaven, they knew Mama would be happiest that her favorite boy had come home.
Flowers are welcome or memorials may be made Relay for Life of Wayne County, Survivor Sam Team, 8300 Health Park, Suite 10, Raleigh, N.C., 27615.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.seymourfuneralhome.com.
Irma J. Franks
Died Dec. 19, 2018
Irma J. Franks died at Rex Hospital Dec. 19, 2018, after a brief illness.
She was the daughter of the late J.A. Jones and Bessie S. Jones.
She was predeceased by her brothers, Drewry J. Jones and Edward S. Jones, and sisters, Kiva Jones, Ethel Jones, Alma Watson, Francis Shearon and Annie Laura Prince.
She is survived by her husband of 66 years, M. Carlisle Franks; her son, Marc K. Franks, wife, Robbie; and her granddaughter, Kathryn F. White, husband, Michael White.
She was a graduate of Rex School of Nursing, and did further studies at Duke University and the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill.
For many years she was director of patient services, St. Joseph Home Health, Southern Pines, N.C.
A family entombment will be held Saturday, Dec. 22, at Montlawn Memorial Park prior to an 11 a.m. memorial service at Ridge Road Baptist Church.
The family will receive friends in the church fellowship hall following the service.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Bill Gibson Sunday school class, Ridge Road Baptist Church, 2011 Ridge Road, Raleigh, N.C., 27607.
Arrangements by Brown-Wynne Funeral Home, Saint Mary’s Street, Raleigh, N.C.
Ellen H. Dearman
April 14, 1952-Dec. 19, 2018
Eva Ellen Holmes Dearman, Mount Olive area resident, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2018, at Wayne UNC Health Care.
She was preceded in death by her parents, James and Bessie Holmes, and a sister, Lois McCullen.
Survivors include her husband, Houston E. “Tommy” Dearman Jr.; a daughter, Donna D. Gautier of Mount Olive; two sons, Robert Eugene Dearman and wife, Wendy, and Christopher Dearman and wife, Candice, all of Mount Olive; two sisters, Sharon Roberts of Seven Springs and Shirley Jones of Mount Olive; two brothers, Robert Earl “Bob” Holmes of Goldsboro and Kenneth Holmes of Rhode Island; and three grandchildren, Faith, Kayla and Kelly Dearman.
Funeral services will be Saturday, Dec. 22, at 7 p.m. in Tyndall Funeral chapel. The Rev. Steve Sprinkle will officiate.
Visitation will take place immediately after the service.
Burial will be Sunday, Dec. 23, at 4 p.m. in Maplewood Cemetery, Mount Olive.
Flowers are welcome or memorial gifts may be sent to Great Commission Outreach, P.O. Box 1023, Mount Olive, N.C., 28365.
A Tyndall service.
John Rogers Jr.
Died Dec. 16, 2018
John Rogers Jr., 75, Magnolia, died Sunday at Warsaw Health and Rehabilitation Center.
Funeral will be Saturday at 1 p.m. at First Baptist Church, Magnolia, with the Rev. Tony Harrington officiating. Interment will be at Magnolia Cemetery.
He is survived by two stepdaughters.
Visitation will be Saturday from noon to 1 p.m. at the church.
Arrangements are by Rose Hill Funeral Home Service.
Joyce E. Rice
Died Dec. 11, 2018
Joyce Elizabeth Rice, 50, Rose Hill, died Dec. 11 at Vidant Duplin Hospital, Kenansville.
Funeral will be at Rose Hill Funeral Home chapel, Rose Hill, 11 a.m. today, with the Rev. Anthony Flow officiating. Burial will be at Rose Hill Funeral Home Cemetery, Magnolia.
She was the daughter of Annie Deloris Rice. She was married to Willie Satchell Jr.
She is survived by two sons and a daughter.
Visitation will be Sunday 10 to 11 a.m. at the funeral home.
William E. Smith
William Earl “Smitty” Smith, 79, 607 Foxwood Drive, Dudley, died Thursday at home.
Arrangements are pending at Haskins Funeral Home.
Died Dec. 17, 2018
Emma McCotter, 71, Snow Hill, died Monday, at Vidant Medical Center.
Funeral will be Saturday at 2 p.m. at St. Matthew Free Will Baptist Church, Farmville. Interment will be in Hemby-Willoughby Cemetery, Fountain.
Visitation will be an hour prior to the service.
Arrangements are by S. Connor Memorial Funeral Home, Snow Hill.
Ryan S. Conrad
July 22, 1993-Dec. 17, 2018
Ryan Scott Conrad, 25, died Monday at Vidant Medical Center, Greenville.
He was born in Durham County July 22, 1993, to Tammy L. Person (Allen) and Darryl A. Conrad Jr. (Rhonda Mattice). He was married to Lindsay M. Williams.
He is survived by three children.
Visitation will be Saturday from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at Howell Funeral Home and Crematory.
Alice J. Joyner
Alice Jean Joyner, 78, 1745 Martin Luther King Jr. Pkwy., Apt. 104, Wilson, died Thursday.
Arrangements are pending at Stevens Funeral Home, Wilson.
Agnes Hoskins Bolton
Agnes Hoskins Bolton, 89, 902 Lakeside Ave., Burlington, died Thursday.
Arrangements are pending at Stevens Funeral Home, Wilson.
Kenneth Cherry, 66, Mount Olive, died Thursday at Wayne UNC Health Care.
Arrangements are pending at Tyndall Funeral Home.
James M. Blocker
James M. Blocker 86, Greenville, died Tuesday at Vidant Medical Center.
Arrangements are pending Tyndall Funeral Home.
William R. Britt Jr.
July 30, 1944-Dec. 18, 2018
William Ruben “Bill” Britt Jr., 74, Seven Springs, died Tuesday.
Graveside service will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at Pineview Cemetery.
He was born July 30, 1944, in New Hanover County to the late William Ruben and Louise Jinnette Britt. He was married to the late Donna Smith.
Visitation will follow the service.
Arrangements are by Rouse Funeral Home, LaGrange.
Nora L. Gilpin
July 26, 1958-Dec. 17, 2018
Nora Lee Gilpin, 60, 1002 Eighth St., died Monday at Wayne UNC Health Care.
Funeral will be Saturday at 1 p.m. at J.B. Rhodes Funeral Home and Cremations.
She was born July 26, 1958, in Russellville, S.C., to Dorothy Cleaton. She was married to Darrell Gilpin.
Visitation will be Saturday from noon to 1 p.m. at the funeral home.
Tamika Davis-Wilder, 42, Cartersville, Ga., died Dec. 10 at home.
Arrangements are pending at J.B. Rhodes Funeral Home and Cremations.
Aleither Byrd Hunt
Feb. 17, 1940-Dec. 19, 2018
Aleither Byrd Hunt, 78, died Wednesday.
Funeral will be Sunday at noon at J.B. Rhodes Funeral Home and Cremations. Burial will be at Evergreen Memorial Cemetery.
She was born Feb. 17, 1940, in Wayne County to Henry and Beatrice Lewis Byrd.
She is survived by her daughters.
Visitation will be Sunday from 11 a.m. to noon at the funeral home.