Marie B. Stillwell

Feb. 3, 1933-Dec. 3, 2018

Nora Marie Brown Stillwell, age 85, passed away Sunday at Duke University Medical Center.

Born in Wayne County, she was the daughter of the late Henry and Mary Lillian Quinn Brown and wife of the late Dorise Marshall “Jack” Stillwell. She was also preceded in death by her grandsons, Brent Yow and Neil Yow. She was a member of the Swan Station Baptist Church.

A graveside service to celebrate her life will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at Wayne Memorial Park. Family members will greet friends immediately following the service at the grave.

Mrs. Stillwell is survived by her daughters, Doresa Niles and husband, Ronald, Dianne Norris and husband, Charles, and Jackie Stillwell and husband, James Huff; two grandchildren, Heather Sprinkle and Hannah Huff; and four great-grandchildren, Nicole Furr, Matthew Furr, Corbin Yow and Corey Yow.

Shumate-Faulk Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the Stillwell family, and online condolences may be directed to


Katie McCloud

Dec. 5, 1992-Nov. 30, 2018

Kathryn Brooke “Katie” McCloud, 25, died tragically on Friday, Nov. 30, 2018.

Katie was born in Goldsboro on Dec. 5, 1992, to Stephanie Mackie Anderson and Richard McCloud. She was a 2011 graduate of Southern Wayne High School. While a student, Katie enjoyed being a part of Saint Sound and the tennis team. Katie Bear, as she was called by family and friends, had a contagious smile and outgoing personality that broke down barriers and opened doors to an exciting and fulfilled life. She was the life of the party. At her 21st birthday, Katie planned a Barbie party for herself, and it was enjoyed by all.

Early in life, Katie entered the pageant world, where she displayed her beauty and talent. In 2001, she was crowned Little Miss North Carolina. Katie was always up on fashion and would love to express herself with her clothing, hair and makeup. She was always the shining light wherever she went.

Katie loved animals and especially her dog, Hershey. She was always a free spirit who found the best in everything. This allowed her to live a very inspiring and meaningful life. Katie will be remembered by her family as a lot of dynamite in a little package. Those who met Katie could always see a smile on her face and could count on her kindness and unconditional love and friendship. Katie will be missed but will be greatly remembered.

A service to celebrate her beautiful life will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018 (her 26th birthday) at The Bridge, Princeton Campus. Interment will follow in Evergreen Memorial Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the home of Stephanie and Andy Anderson, 217 Creekside Drive, Goldsboro.

Katie is survived by her mother, Stephanie Anderson and husband, Andy, of Goldsboro; father, Richard McCloud, of Goldsboro; sisters, Melissa Bland Turner and husband, Chris, of Angier, and Summer Scarlett McCloud, of Goldsboro; brother, Braxton Allen McCloud, of Goldsboro; maternal grandmother, Jennie Mackie; and paternal grandmother, Lois Bradley. She is also survived by her aunts, Robin Schearf, Suzie West and Deedee Coston; uncles, Terry McCloud and Allen Morris; and great-aunts, Sue Griffith and Karen Askins (David Angeli).

She was preceded in death by her maternal grandfather, Larry Mackie; paternal grandfather, Dale McCloud; uncle, Jack McCloud; aunt, Mary Morris; and special friend, Keith Evan Presnell.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that you honor Katie’s life by bringing balloons to the church for her service to release at the conclusion. (Please no Mylar balloons.)

Online condolences may be sent to the family at


Lena B. Joyner

March 30, 1940-Dec. 2, 2018

FOUR OAKS — Lena Britt Joyner, 78, passed away Sunday, Dec. 2, 2018, at her home surrounded by her family.

Lena was born in Wayne County, N.C., to the late Moses L. Britt and Alice Holmes Britt. She graduated from Grantham High School and East Carolina University. Lena was a retired teacher from the Wayne County public school system.

Lena served Jesus Christ through her membership with Selah Christian Church. She was a Life Member of the Grantham Rescue Squad and the North Carolina Association of Rescue and EMS. Lena was a member of the Newton Grove Chapter 257 Order of the Eastern Star for over 50 years.

Lena is survived by her husband of over 58 years, Gordon A. Joyner; children, Lori J. Marshburn and husband, David, of Raleigh, and Clay A. Joyner and wife, Suzette, of Four Oaks; grandchildren, Eric Marshburn, of Atlanta, Ga., Adam Marshburn, of Raleigh, N.C., and Jeremy Marshburn, of Raleigh, N.C.; and sister, Patsy Lange, of Saratoga, Fla.

Memorials may be made to Selah Christian Church, 1332 Selah Church Road, Four Oaks, NC 27524.

The family would like to give special thanks to CMF and CWF Selah Christian Church, Margaret Cook, Verna Keene, CNA’s Karen Moody, Betty Dove, Tracy Parker, Christy Crawford, Tina Albertson, Zulma Toler, RN Sherry Grady and RN Brenda Coor as well as the staff of 3HC for their loving care over the last several years.

Per Lena’s wishes, there will be no formal funeral service. Her ashes will be spread along Bear Island, a place she and her husband spent many enjoyable hours. A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at


Jerry Jackson

May 13, 1959-Nov. 30, 2018

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

He was born on 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 the 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, Shonequon McKinney Jackson; his children, Mirsha Jackson, Rory Jackson, Justin Lewis, YaKima Battle, Jessica Jackson, Jamora Jackson and Jamecka Roddick; his mother, Doreatha Macklin; his siblings, Faye Jackson Booker, Leslie Roland Stewart and Phillip Jackson; and a host of nieces and nephews, other relatives, church family 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 the Haskins Funeral Home,


Eldon Williams

July 8, 1931-Dec. 3, 2018

Eldon “Bill” Williams, 87, Suttontown Road, died Monday at home.

Funeral will be Thursday at 11 a.m. at Clinton Cemetery with the Rev. Bill Cotton officiating.

He was born July 8, 1931, in Sampson County to the late Nathan Carlyle and Emma Thornton Williams.

He is survived by two children.

Visitation will be Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Royal-Hall Funeral Home.

Arrangements are by Royal-Hall Funeral Home.

Byron S. Blades

Dec. 10, 1949-Nov. 30, 2018

Byron S. Blades, 68, 800 N. Claiborne St., died Friday at home.

Funeral will be Thursday at 3 p.m. in the James T. Haskins Memorial Chapel at Haskins Funeral Home.

He was born Dec. 10, 1949, in New York to James and Grace Sebastian Blades.

Arrangements are by Haskins Funeral Home.

John Holder

John Holder, 75, 720 Old Moore Road, Selma, died Friday at UNC Hospital.

Funeral will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at Temple of Praise, Smithfield. Burial will be in Selma Memorial Gardens, Smithfield.

Visitation will be Friday from 3 to 6 p.m. at Stevens Funeral Home.

Arrangements are by Stevens Funeral Home.

Richard Fleming

Richard Fleming, 46, 306 Spruce Street, Wilson, died Saturday at home.

Arrangements are pending at Stevens Funeral Home.

Nan Dawson

Nan Dawson, 85, 323 S. Caswell St., LaGrange, died Sunday at Vidant Medical Center.

Arrangements are pending at Trinity Memorial

Corey L. Dew

Corey Lynn Dew, 44, 1008 Granger St., Wilson, died Sunday at home.

Arrangements are pending at Stevens

Milton Cannon

Milton Cannon, 38, 811 S. Beston Road, died Friday at Wayne UNC Health Care.

Arrangements are pending at Trinity Memorial Funeral Home.

John Daniel

John Daniel, 85, 1711 Washington St., Wilson, died Saturday at home.

Arrangements are pending at Stevens Funeral Home.

Marie Barnes

Marie Barnes, 88, died Sunday at Forsyth Medical Center.

Arrangements pending at Stevens Funeral Home.

Harriet Mills

Harriet Mills, 41, 300 Glen Mills Lane, Durham, died Sunday at Duke HomeCare

and Hospice.

Arrangements are pending at Trinity Memorial Funeral Home.

Daniel R. McKinley

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

Arrangements are pending at Haskins Funeral Home.