Guy P. Williams Jr.

July 7, 1949-Dec. 21, 2018

After a courageous and inspiring 10-month battle with leukemia, Guy P. Williams Jr. of New Bern, N.C, died on Dec. 21, 2018, surrounded by family in his favorite room in his home.

Guy was born on July 7, 1949, in Edenton, N.C., to Guy P. Williams Sr. and Virginia Lee Williams. On July 5, 1969, Guy married the love of his life and best friend, Betty Mizelle of Windsor, N.C., and shortly thereafter enlisted in the United States Army.

After two and one-half years in the Army, Guy embarked on a long and remarkable banking career across several cities in eastern North Carolina. Guy loved banking because it allowed him to form long-lasting relationships while helping people and businesses with their financial needs. Guy graduated from Wayne Community College in 1969 and from The Graduate School of Banking of the South at Louisiana State University in 1986.

When not working with customers, Guy loved spending time with his family, playing golf with his buddies in New Bern, and vacationing at the Outer Banks of North Carolina. Guy was justifiably proud of his grilling skills and, on multiple occasions, insisted on grilling in the pouring rain in order to save the occasion.

Guy was a member of Garber United Methodist Church, a longtime Rotarian, and a member of Eureka Masonic Lodge in Elizabeth City, N.C. Guy was a professional auctioneer and frequently donated his time and services to charitable organizations.

Guy is survived by his wife, Betty, and two sons, Kevin (Aimee) Williams of Winston-Salem, N.C., and Chad (Melissa) Williams of Kill Devil Hills. Guy and Betty have five grandchildren — Sydney, Ethan, Trevor, Mason and Brody. Guy is also survived by his mother, Virginia, of Nashville, N.C., and his brother, Terry (Jane) Williams of Rocky Mount, N.C. Guy was preceded in death by his father, Guy P. Williams Sr.

A memorial service for Guy will be conducted on Friday, Dec. 28, 2018, at Garber United Methodist Church in New Bern, N.C., at 1 p.m., by the Rev. David Banks and the Rev. Terry M. Williams. A reception will follow at the church.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the American Cancer Society and mailed to Chad Williams, Good Guys vs. Cancer, First Flight High School, 100 Veterans Drive, Kill Devil Hills, N.C. 27948 (

Online condolences may be sent to Services entrusted to Sayland Funeral Home in Maysville, N.C.


JoAnn Pate Glover Harris

May 1, 1949-Dec. 22, 2018

JoAnn Pate Glover Harris, 69, passed away Saturday, Dec. 22, 2018.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert Melvin Pate and Lucille Willie Whitley; husband, Jimmy Glover; daughter, Molly Denise Matthews; and brother, Carlos Pate.

Memorial services will be conducted Thursday, Dec. 27, 2018, at 7 p.m. in the chapel of Shingleton Funeral Home. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at 6 p.m.

She is survived by a daughter, Pamela Gilman and husband, Lance, of Wilson; son, Clifton “Sam” Dwight Glover and wife, Angela, of Lucama; grandchildren, Clifton Dwight Glover II and wife, Savannah, of Wilson, Jimmy “Jay” Glover and Jamie, of Elm City, and Jimmy Brent Eason of Greenville; great-grandchildren, Alyssa, Jayden, Riley, Devin, and Mollyanna; sister, Susan Keel and husband, Robert, of Saratoga; and a sister-in-law, Donna Pate of Saratoga.

Online condolences may be directed to


Christine Moore McCoy

Died Dec. 19

Mrs. Christine Moore McCoy, 82, of 1311 Ben Brewington Court, died Wednesday at Kitty Askins Hospice Center, Goldsboro.

A celebration of her life will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at Antioch Missionary Baptist Church, 601 W. Elm St. The eulogist will be the Rev. Dr. Kenneth Tate. Public viewing will take place one hour prior to the service. Interment will follow at Willowdale Cemetery, East Elm Street.

Services entrusted to Sanders Funeral Home, 806 E. Market St., Smithfield.

Rochelle D. Hobbs

Rochelle D. Hobbs, 63, of 707 S. Audubon Ave., died Sunday at Wayne UNC Health Care.

Arrangements are pending at J.B. Rhodes Funeral Home and Cremations.

Dorothy M. Artis

Dorothy M. Artis, 70, of 4017 Ferrell Road, Kinston, died Saturday at Vidant Medical Center, Greenville.

Arrangements are pending at Trinity Memorial Funeral Home.