David Keith Smith

David Smith

David Smith

Died Jan. 29, 2019

David Keith Smith, 54, Kinston, passed away at UNC Lenoir Health Care Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Benjamin and Jessie Smith.

Keith was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and University of North Carolina fan.

He loved his granddaughter, Ella, very deeply, and talked about her all the time.

Keith worked at Caswell Center, where he loved his second family.

He had a lot of love and compassion in his heart for people and God.

Keith will be greatly missed.

Keith is survived by his wife, Rhonda Smith; daughter, Destiny Smith; sons, Benjamin Smith and wife, Mary, and Justin Smith; grandchild, Ella Smith; brother-in-law, Randy Jarman; sister-in-law, Carol Jarman; nephews, Landon Allcox and Logan Potter; aunts, Newt Chase and Blanche; a very special part of the family, Jordan Smith and George Smith; and many other family members and friends.

Funeral service will begin 2 p.m. at Howard-Carter Funeral Home Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019, with pastor Allen Ham officiating.

Visitation will begin one hour prior to the service.

Graveside service will be held at Fairview Cemetery in LaGrange, N.C., following the funeral service.

Howard-Carter Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

Online condolences may be sent to howardandcarter.com.


Laquanda L. Thomas

Died Jan. 22, 2019

Laquanda Laquel Thomas, 49, 1400 E. Caswell St., Kinston, died Jan. 22 at home.

Funeral will be Saturday at Mills Funeral Home chapel.

Visitation 3 to 7 tonight at the funeral home.

Edward D. Brown

Died Jan. 28, 2019

Edward Darnell Brown, 63, 4668 Felix Hardison Road, Grifton, died Monday at home.

Funeral will be 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Mills Funeral Home chapel. Interment will be in Mills Memorial Garden.

Visitation 5 to 7 tonight at the funeral home.

Ernest Hall

Died Jan. 25, 2019

Ernest “Ed, Coach” Hall, 66, 6647 U.S. 264 Alternate, Stantonsburg, died Jan. 25 at Wilson Medical Center.

Funeral will be 1 p.m. Sunday at L.N. Forbes Original Free Will Baptist Tabernacle, Wilson.

Arrangements are by Stevens Funeral Home, Wilson.

Rachel Powers Walker

Died Jan. 28, 2019

Rachel Powers Walker, 94, died Monday at Hospice Savannah, Ga.

Funeral will be at Rose Hill Funeral Home chapel, Rose Hill, noon Saturday, with the Rev. Josephine Newkirk officiating. Interment will be at Duplin Memorial Gardens, Teachey.

She is survived by two sons and three daughters.

Visitation will be 11 a.m. to noon Saturday at the funeral home.

William Hunt

Died Jan. 28, 2019

William Hunt, 75, Rose Hill, died Monday at home.

Memorial service will be at Rose Hill Funeral Home chapel, Rose Hill, 4 p.m. Saturday, with Bishop Kevin Allen officiating.

He was married to Nora Mae Hunt.

He is survived by three children and several stepchildren.

Repast will be at Betholite Missionary Baptist Church, Magnolia.

Meatrice M. Oates

Died Jan. 27, 2019

Meatrice Mae Oates, 71, Mount Olive, died Sunday at Vidant Medical Center, Greenville.

Funeral will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Garris Funeral Home chapel, with apostle Preston Grimes officiating. Burial will be in Carver Cemetery.

Born in Duplin County, she was the daughter of the late Ananias and Meatrice McClain Oates.

Visitation will be Saturday an hour prior to funeral.

Dossie M. Taylor

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

Arrangements are pending at Garris Funeral Home.

Quincy Gardner Jr.

Bishop Quincy Gardner Jr., LaGrange, died Wednesday at UNC Lenoir Health Care Center, Kinston.

Arrangements are pending at Britt Funeral Home and Cremation Service, LaGrange.

Tiney Brisco

Tiney Brisco, 101, 587 Scott Road, Pollocksville, died Wednesday at Brook Stone Living Center, Pollocksville.

Arrangements are pending at Trinity Memorial Funeral Home Inc.