Deadra “Deddie” Autry Mitchell (photo)

June 20, 1953-Dec. 17, 2018

Deadra “Deddie” Autry Mitchell, 65, Goldsboro, went from labor to reward Monday, Dec. 17, at Wayne UNC Health Care.

She was born June 20, 1953, in Wayne County to Wilbert Pemberton and Barbara Autry Whitfield.

Funeral services will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. at Bear Creek Headquarters. Burial will follow in Wayne Memorial Park.

Her love and legacy will forever be cherished by her children, Douglas R. Mitchell Jr. (Kara) of Fuquay-Varina, N.C., and Nicholas Mitchell (Cristie) of Charlotte, N.C.; four grandsons, Anthony, Ashton, Aiden and Mason Mitchell; one sister, Ava Whitfield Johnson of Winnabow, N.C.; two brothers, William Whitfield (Fay) of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Milton D. Whitfield (Amanda) of Dudley, N.C.; and a host of other family, friends and professional medical colleagues.

Arrangements are by Haskins Funeral Home.


Barbara J. Flowers

Feb. 23, 1940-Dec. 18, 2018

Barbara Jones Flowers, 78, Calypso resident, passed away Tuesday evening, Dec. 18, at Kitty Askins Hospice Center.

Graveside funeral services will be conducted Friday, Dec. 21, at 11 a.m. in the Calypso Cemetery. Officiating will be the Rev. Russ Evans.

Barbara was the last survivor of nine children born to their late parents, Charlie E. and Suddie Davis Jones.

She was an excellent seamstress, and had been a child care provider.

She is survived by her husband, William J. “Buddy” Flowers of the home; two sons, Marshall Cooke and wife, Elaine, of LaGrange and Jeff Cooke and his companion, Peggy Lee, of Calypso; five grandchildren, Alyssa Cooke, Casey Kelly, Gary Mark Tillman, Holly Lee and friend, Matt Stone, and Brandon Lee and wife, Keena; seven great-grandchildren, Braylon Lee, Rhylea Kelly, Clay Tillman, Devin Lee, Jacob Lee, Ariana Lee and Addy Stone; and several nieces and nephews.

A Tyndall service. 


G. Marvin Cotton

March 12, 1936-Dec. 19, 2018

George Marvin Cotton, 82, Calypso resident, passed away early Wednesday morning, Dec. 19, 2018, at Kitty Askins Hospice Center.

His life will be remembered in a graveside service to be held Friday, Dec. 21, at 2 p.m. in Calypso Cemetery. The Rev. Paul Rose will be officiating.

He was a longtime farmer, and was an agribusinessman.

Surviving him are his wife, Zadie Bell Knowles Cotton; a son, Buck Cotton and wife, Vicky; two daughters, Jane C. Hedrick and husband, Dale, and Betty Lou C. Grady and husband, Steve, all of the Mount Olive area; four grandchildren, Rebecca Watson and husband, David, Jeffrey Coats and wife, Brittany, Stephen Grady and wife, Lauren, and Vanessa Cotton; and six great-grandchildren, Cooper Watson, Lillie Coats, Eric Coats, Savannah Grady, Jordan Heath and Ashley Heath.

He was preceded in death by a grandson, Stuart Grady; his parents, Gilbert H. and Addie Tadlock Cotton; a sister, Sadie M. Price; and two brothers, William Henry Cotton and John Thomas Cotton.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to Kitty Askins Hospice Center, 107 Handley Park Court, Goldsboro, N.C., 27534, would be appreciated.

A Tyndall service.


Deborah A. Wooten Williams

Died Dec. 14, 2018

Deborah Ann Wooten Williams, 55, Snow Hill, died Friday at Vidant Inpatient Hospice, Greenville.

Funeral will be Saturday at noon at Victory and Dominion World Outreach Center, Snow Hill. Interment will be in Pinelawn Memorial Park, Kinston.

Visitation will be an hour prior to the funeral.

Arrangements are by S. Connor Memorial Funeral Home, Snow Hill.

Bonnie L. Williams Terry

Died Dec. 14, 2018

Bonnie Lou Williams Terry, 64, Stantonsburg, died Friday at Wilson Medical Center.

Funeral will be Friday at 2 p.m. at St. Delight Missionary Baptist Church, Walstonburg. Interment will be in St. Delight Cemetery, Walstonburg.

Visitation will be 6 to 8 tonight at St. Delight Missionary Baptist Church, Walstonburg.

Arrangements are by S. Connor Memorial Funeral Home, Snow Hill.

Barbara White

Died Dec. 15, 2018

Barbara White, 74, 114 Blaire Lane, died Sunday in Craven County.

Funeral will be 11 a.m. Friday at St. Mark Church of Christ Disciples of Christ Church. Burial will be in Haiti Cemetery, Trenton.

Visitation will be an hour prior to the funeral. The family will receive friends at 201 Gator Drive, Goldsboro.

Arrangements are by R. Swinson Funeral Service.

Aleither B. Hunt

Aleither Byrd Hunt, 78, died Wednesday.

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

Cheryl D. Glenn

Cheryl D. Glenn, 67, Kinston, died Wednesday at home.

Arrangements are pending at Smith-Holloway Memorial Funeral Services LLC.

William R. Britt Jr.

William R. “Bill” Britt Jr., 74, Seven Springs, died Tuesday.

Arrangements are pending at Rouse Funeral Home, LaGrange.

John L. Rouse

Jan. 19, 1956-Dec. 18, 2018

John Leslie Rouse, 62, Richlands, died Tuesday.

Graveside service will be Friday at Fairview Cemetery.

He was born Jan. 19, 1956, in Onslow County to the late William Forrest “Bill” and Eva Lott “Merle” Rouse.

Visitation will be Friday from noon to 1 p.m. at Rouse Funeral Home.

Tarrance A. Carter

Prophet Tarrance A. Carter, 39, 1401 Railfence Drive, Kinston, died Tuesday at home.

Arrangements are pending at Loftin Memorial-J.B. Rhodes Funeral Home, Kinston.

Rita A. Locklear

Died Dec. 17, 2018

Rita Ann Locklear, 63, died Monday at home.

Graveside service will be Friday at 4 p.m. at Pate Cemetery.

She was born in Wayne County Sept. 14, 1955, to the late Edward Ivy and Lorraine Coker Creech.

She is survived by three children.

Visitation will follow the service.

Arrangements are by Howell Funeral Home and Crematory.

Gaylord E. Davis

Died Dec. 15, 2018

Gaylord E. Davis, 70, Dudley, died Saturday at Vidant Medical Center, Greenville.

Burial with full military honors will be Friday at 10 a.m. at East Carolina State Veterans Cemetery.

Arrangements are by Serenity Memorial Funeral Home and Cremations LLC.

Edgar L. Walker

Edgar L. “Buddy” Walker, 80, Hampstead, formerly of Mount Olive, died Wednesday at New Hanover Hospital.

Arrangements pending at Tyndall.

Zelda B. Cox

Zelda B. “Teeny” Cox, Mount Olive, died Wednesday at Wayne Hospital.

Arrangements pending at Tyndall.