Claybourn Thompson Allen Snipes

Claybourn Thompson Allen Snipes

Claybourn Thompson Allen Snipes

June 18, 1932-Feb. 1, 2019

Claybourn Thompson Allen Snipes, 86, passed away peacefully at Springbrook Nursing and Rehab, Clayton, Feb. 1, 2019.

Claybourn was born June 18, 1932, to the late Millard Preston and Pearlie Overby Thompson.

She was preceded in death by her beloved daughter, Elizabeth “Beth” Allen Brady; brother, M.P. Thompson Jr.; sisters, Gladys Mobley, Lissie Langdon and Callie Gray Thompson; first husband, Charles H. Allen Jr.; and second husband, Norman Snipes.

Claybourn graduated from Princeton High School as her class valedictorian, and was retired from Bayer Corp.

She was a gifted seamstress and excellent cook.

She enjoyed gardening, Christmas baking and collecting cookbooks.

Her love and dedication for her family was the source of her amazing strength and grace. Her family is eternally thankful for the precious memories and grateful for her peace.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Feb. 6, at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Parrish Funeral Home in Selma, with the Rev. Dennis Pollock officiating. Entombment will be in Selma Memorial Gardens.

She is survived by her loving daughter, Rose Allen Malloy and husband, Leigh, of Clayton; four grandsons, Steve Murphy and wife, Monika, of Raleigh, Clay Malloy and wife, Susie, of Huntersville, Marc Malloy and wife, Lisa, of Jupiter, Fla., and Jess Malloy of Kansas City, Kan.; five great-grandchildren, the loves of her life, Sara Elizabeth Murphy, Ella Rose Murphy, Morgan P. Malloy, Noah B. Malloy and Dylan A. Malloy; sisters, Beulah Peedin of Smithfield and Connie Godwin of Pine Level; brothers, Harold Thompson and wife, Cathy, of Clayton, and Sherrill Thompson and wife, Jean, of Smithfield; and many close nieces, nephews and wonderful friends.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in her memory to Stevens Chapel Baptist Church, 2850 Stevens Chapel Road, Smithfield, N.C., 27577, or Old Fashion Way Ministry, 6434 Brogden Road, Smithfield, N.C., 27577.

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Jimmy Darrell Creech

Jimmy Darrell Creech

Jimmy Darrell Creech

Nov. 11, 1953-Feb. 1, 2019

Jimmy Darrell Creech, 65, Goldsboro, peacefully passed away Friday, Feb. 1, 2019, at his home surrounded by his family.

Born Nov. 11, 1953, in Johnson County, he was the son of the late Thomas Rupert Creech and Doris Campbell Creech.

Jimmy, along with his son, was the owner and operator of Creech and Son Roofing. He worked hard for more than 40 years at his craft, teaching his son everything he knew, especially how to treat people.

He was well respected and was liked by everyone who knew him. His sense of humor will always be remembered by the many employees and friends he worked with over the years. He will be greatly missed by so many.

The family will receive friends Monday, Feb. 4, 2019, from 6 to 7 p.m. at Seymour Funeral Home, followed by a service to celebrate his life at 7 p.m. in the chapel, with the Rev. Ferrell Hardison officiating. Burial with be Tuesday at 10 a.m. in Evergreen Memorial Cemetery.

Jimmy is survived by his wife and the love of his life of 45 years, Susan Hales Creech; two children he was extremely proud of, a daughter, Virginia Taricani and husband, Bud, and a son, Jason Creech, and the apple of his eye and his only granddaughter, Charlotte Taricani.

Jimmy will forever leave a huge void in the lives and hearts of his family.

Jimmy is also survived by sisters, Rose C. Howell of Goldsboro and Susan C. Bartnick and husband, Heinz, of Chesapeake, Va.; a brother, Tim Creech of Swansboro; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Don Creech and Ronnie Creech, and a sister-in-law, Terri Creech.

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Willie Gray Harris

Willie Gray Harris

Willie Gray Harris

March 18, 1932-Feb. 1, 2019

Mr. Willie Gray Harris, 86, Snow Hill, passed away late Friday evening, Feb. 1, 2019, at his home following a courageous and extended battle with cancer.

Born March 18, 1932, he was the son of Thad and Betty McLawhorn Harris.

Always one with an outgoing personality and love of people, those attributes served him well through his career as a life insurance agent and also as a sales representative for Gatorade, a job that he particularly enjoyed.

A Christian, Mr. Harris possessed a strong and unwavering faith in God and served his Lord daily. A member of Hull Road Original Free Will Baptist Church, he had served for many years as a Sunday school teacher, a deacon and chairman of the church board and on various other committees.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Davey G. Harris, July 26, 2015.

His surviving family includes his wife of 64 years, Geraldine Moore Harris; daughter, Becky Harris Dunn (James) of Goldsboro; son, Willie G. Harris Jr. of Snow Hill; grandchildren, Andrea Burnette (Stephen), Nicole Cummins (Kendell), Amber Harris, Kristi Dunn, Joel Dunn (Megan), Ashley Holloman (John) and Lindsey Roughgarden (Graham); 12 great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Jean Turnage (Roy) of Goldsboro and Joyce Vick of Farmville.

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Monday at Hull Road Original Free Will Baptist Church, with the Rev Leon Grubbs officiating. Interment will immediately follow at Crestlawn Cemetery in Farmville.

The family will receive friends Sunday from 5 to 7 p.m. at Taylor-Tyson Funeral Service in Snow Hill and other times at the Harris residence.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hull Road Original Free Will Baptist Church, Foreign Missions, 3984 Hull Road, Snow Hill, N.C., 28580.


Robert Dale Bloodsworth

Robert Dale Bloodsworth

Robert Dale Bloodsworth

April 28, 1936-Feb. 1, 2019

Robert Dale (Bob) Bloodsworth, 82, Goldsboro, peacefully passed away Friday, Feb. 1, 2019, at his home surrounded by his family.

Born April 28, 1936, in Baltimore, Md., he was the son of the late Arthur Dale Bloodsworth and Flossie Walters Bloodsworth.

Bob proudly served his country in the United States Air Force, and retired after 22 years of service with the rank of master sergeant.

After his military career, Bob began working with General Electric, and later retired after 18 years of service.

He also worked with the Merci Disaster Relief Center in Rosewood for 10 years.

Bob had been a member of Daniels Memorial United Methodist Church, and was most recently a member of Pine Forest United Methodist Church, where he was a member of the Friendship Sunday school class and the Methodist Men.

Bob was an avid Duke Basketball fan, and found the simple pleasure in watching Duke win a game or almost equal, a loss by the Tar Heels.

He was a proud supporter of the Second Amendment, and just renewed his concealed carry permit.

The family will receive friends Monday, Feb. 4, 2019, from 1 to 2 p.m. in the fellowship hall at Pine Forest United Methodist Church, followed by a service to celebrate Bob’s life at 2 p.m. in the sanctuary, with the Rev. Madison Hankal and the Rev. Billy Olsen officiating. Burial with military honors will follow at Evergreen Memorial Cemetery.

Bob is survived by his wife of 27 years, Karen Bloodsworth (his Weezy); children, Robert Bloodsworth Jr. (Lynn), William Bloodsworth (Cathy Dugan), Ginger Hutchison (David), Robert “Rob” Teasley, Jerry Teasley and Kevin Teasley (Megan); grandchildren, Kimberly, Jessica, Joseph, Brittani, Cameron, Victoria, Joshua, Spencer, Zachary, Ethan and Cole; great-grandchildren, Roxas, Chase and Aaron; brother, Gary Bloodsworth (Jan); and nieces, Kimberly and Chrissie.

He is also survived by his special friends, the lunch bunch.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife of 30 years, Marlene Hall Bloodsworth, and sister, Judith Bull.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Pine Forest Endowment Fund or Friendship Sunday school class at Pine Forest United Methodist Church, 867 N.C. 581 South, Goldsboro, N.C., 27530.

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Barbara Kirk Gardner

Aug. 16, 1920-Jan. 18, 2019

Barbara Kirk Gardner passed Friday, Jan. 18, 2019.

She was born in Norwood, Mass., Aug. 16, 1920.

She was the daughter of Harry Kirk and Lila Hathaway Kirk.

At a young age, the family moved to Manchester, N.H., where she lived until she joined the United States Navy in 1943.

After serving for two years, she married and became an Air Force wife.

The family retired in Goldsboro, N.C., and remained there for more than 50 years before she relocated to Wilmington, N.C.

She lived for the past five years at Brightmore/Kempton.

She is survived by two daughters, Pamela Gardner Hanlin (James) of Cary, N.C., and Virginia Gardner Brinson of Wilmington, N.C.; two grandsons, Shawn Wiggins Moye, Tallahassee, Fla., and Kirk James Hanlin of Holly Springs, N.C.; stepgrandson, Kyle Stanley Hanlin; stepgreat-grandson, Cash Dillon Hanlin of Wilmington; and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, George Charles Gardner; son, Robert Kirk Gardner; and daughter, Elizabeth Ann Gardner.

Barbara was always up for traveling and adventure.

She loved the out of doors and especially camping.

In her later years, her adventures included white water rafting, touring in a helicopter and riding in a hot air balloon.

She was a member of New Hope United Methodist Church in Goldsboro, N.C., for more than 40 years.

The family will have a private graveside burial at Willow Dale Cemetery, Goldsboro, N.C.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society,, or Lower Cape Fear Hospice,

Please share memories and condolences with the family at

Wilmington Funeral and Cremation, 1535 S. 41st St., Wilmington, N.C., 28403, 910-791-9099.


Evelyn H. Shackelford

Died Jan. 30, 2019

Evelyn H. Shackelford, 92, Mount Olive resident and wife of Dr. Robert H. Shackelford, died Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019.

Services will be Saturday, Feb. 9, at 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church, Mount Olive, with visitation following.

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Dossie M. Taylor

Died Jan. 30, 2019

Dossie Mae Taylor, 98, 1008 Bowden Road, Kenansville, died Wednesday at home.

Funeral will be 2 p.m. today at Kenansville Eastern Missionary Baptist Association Building, Warsaw. Burial will be in Miller Family Cemetery.

Born in Duplin County, she was the daughter of the late Amos and Lonnie Hall Whitehead. She was married to John Taylor.

Four children survive.

Eglantine Wilborn Zirkli

Aug. 21, 1919-Jan. 28, 2019

Eglantine Wilborn Zirkli, 99, Rose Hill, died Monday at home.

Funeral 2 p.m. Feb. 9 at Mount Zion Presbyterian Church, Rose Hill.

She was born Aug. 21, 1919, in Roxboro to the late John William Wilborn and Kathryn Hawkins Murray. She was married to the late Kenneth Bailey and the late Adnan Zirkli.

She is survived by two daughters and a son.

Visitation will follow the service in the church fellowship hall.

Hazel A. Jennette Wilkie

Aug. 27, 1943-Jan. 31, 2019

Hazel Anne Jennette Wilkie, 75, Beaufort, died Thursday at Kitty Askins Hospice Center.

There will be no funeral.

She born in Wayne County Aug. 27, 1943, to the late Clinton and Dona Ellen Summerlin Jennette.

She is survived by three children.

Ann Lipscomb Rose

March 22, 1946-Jan. 31, 2019

Patricia Ann Lipscomb Rose, 72, Fremont, died Thursday at Wayne UNC Health Care.

Funeral will be 11 a.m. Tuesday in the chapel of Seymour Funeral Home, with the Rev. John Howard officiating. Interment will be in Nahunta Cemetery.

She was born in Wayne County March 22, 1946, to the late Edgar and Haden Dessiree Dail Lipscomb. She was married to the late Douglas McArthur Rose.

She is survived by three sons.

Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Seymour Funeral Home and other times at the home of her sister, Linda James, 834 Forehand Road, Pikeville.

Jessie L. Barfield

Died Jan. 28, 2019

Jessie Lee Barfield, 62, Wilson, died Monday at Wilson Medical Center.

Funeral will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Contending for the Faith Church Ministries, Wilson.

Arrangements are by Stevens Funeral Home, Wilson.

Carolyn J. Cavenaugh

Nov. 30, 1928-Feb. 1, 2019

Carolyn Jewel Cavenaugh, 80, Wallace, died Friday at New Hanover Regional Medical Center.

Funeral will be 7 tonight at Community Funeral Home chapel, Rose Hill. Burial will be 11 a.m. Monday at Henderson Family Cemetery, Pin Hook.

She was born in Duplin County Nov. 30, 1938, to the late Walter Guy Cavenaugh and Avis Pearl Batts Cavenaugh.

Visitation will follow the service.

Miquel Perez-Cobos

Miquel Perez-Cobos, 34, 5331 Watering Pond Road, Pink Hill, died Tuesday in Carteret Health Care, Morehead City.

Arrangements are pending at Haskins Funeral Home.

Willie R. Darden

Willie Ray Darden 62, Farmville, died Thursday at Caldwell Medical Center, Princeton, Ky.

Arrangements are pending at S. Connor Memorial Funeral Home, Snow Hill.

Carol E. Sheppard

Carol Elaine Sheppard, 61, 1504 Maple St., died Friday at Kitty Askins Hospice Center.

Arrangements are pending at Serenity Memorial Funeral Home.