Kathryn Hooks Edwards

Kathryn Hooks Edwards

Kathryn Hooks Edwards

Feb. 17, 1947-Feb. 10, 2019

Kathryn Hooks “Kathy” Edwards, 71, of Princeton, peacefully passed away on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019, at Kitty Askins Hospice Center.

Born in Wayne County on Feb. 17, 1947, she was the daughter of the late William Robert Hooks Sr. and Kathryn Shute Hooks.

Kathy was a member of St. Paul United Methodist Church and had attended Princeton United Methodist Church for the last 22 years where she sang in the choir and played piano on occasion.

Kathy was a very good friend to all, as her Facebook friends will attest to. She always had encouraging words for those that needed a boost. She held dear her nephew, Thomas, and niece, Kate. She stayed involved in their lives and relished time spent with both. Kathy also had special relationship with Tommy’s brother, Jeff. Cruising became a passion for Tommy and Kathy. They traveled all over together and both enjoyed the time spent relaxing and reflecting. Kathy enjoyed cooking for her family, especially at Christmas. She enjoyed the chance to gather with family, friends and neighbors. She was known well for her Christmas Eve gathering where everyone was welcome to drop by and visit. Kathy loved her family. All of us, friends and family will miss her.

The family will receive friends on Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019, from 1 to 2 p.m. at Seymour Funeral Home followed by a service to celebrate Kathy’s life in the chapel at 2 p.m. Burial will follow in Willow Dale Cemetery.

Kathy is survived by her husband of 22 years, Thomas Harold “Tommy” Edwards of Princeton; brother, Jack Hooks and wife, Jan, of Wilmington; niece, Kate Hooks Sellers and husband, Jason, of Wilmington; nephew, Thomas Hooks of Mount Olive; brother-in-law, Jeff Edwards; and sister-in-law, Jane Edwards.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, William Robert “Bill R.” Hooks Jr.

The family would like to express their heartfelt gratitude to the staff of Kitty Askins Hospice Center for their dedication and exceptional care for Kathy during her final days.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to the American Cancer Society, 930B Wellness Drive, Greenville, N.C. 27834 or to Princeton United Methodist Church, 101 E First St, Princeton, N.C.  27569.

Online condolences may be sent to www.seymourfuneralhome.com


Ailene Adams

Died Feb. 9

Ailene Adams, 77, of Goldsboro, N.C., died Saturday, Feb. 9, at Pruitt Healthcare of Raleigh.

She was born to the late Dochia McCoy Adams and the late Alexander Adams. Ailene was preceded in death by her siblings, Leslie McCoy, Gearaldine Newberry and Robert Lee Adams.

Ailene is survived by her daughter, Doretta Adams of Goldsboro; granddaughter, Pascalle Adams of Durham, N.C.; and a host of cousins and adopted family.

A celebration of life will be held at Pruitt Healthcare Chapel and officiated by chaplain Aaron Clark in Raleigh.


Raeford Taylor

Nov. 12, 1940-Feb. 10, 2019

Raeford Taylor, 78, of Snow Hill, died Sunday evening, Feb. 10, 2019, at Vidant Inpatient Hospice in Greenville.

A native of Greene County, he was born Nov. 12, 1940, the son of George and Annie Lucille Radford Taylor. Mr. Taylor retired from Collins and Aikman in Farmville and was an avid rabbit hunter. He was a member of Liberty Baptist Church and loved cooking Sunday morning breakfast for his “boys.”

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death a sister, Faye Taylor Sauls; and brother, Eugene Taylor.

Surviving are his wife, Hazel Lee Taylor of the home; son, Ricky Taylor (Rhonda) of Snow Hill; grandsons, Kivett Lee Taylor of Kinston, Tyler West Taylor and Trevor Radford Taylor, both of Snow Hill; sister, Christine Taylor Parrish (Donald) of LaGrange; brothers, Phil Stanley Taylor (Mamie) and George Taylor Jr. (Margie), all of Snow Hill; and a special cousin, Darlene Messerli (Charles) of Greenville.

Funeral services will be held 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13, at the chapel of Taylor-Tyson Funeral Service. Committal services will take place 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 14, at the Snow Hill Cemetery.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday evening following the service and other times at the residence.

Memorials may be made to Liberty Baptist Church, 705 S.E. Second St., Snow Hill, N.C. 28580 or Vidant Inpatient Hospice, 920 Wellness Drive, Greenville, N.C. 27834. Online condolences www.taylor-tyson.com.


Stephen J. Edgerton

Sept. 29, 1945-Feb. 8, 2019

Stephen Jack Edgerton, 73, died Friday at Wayne Memorial Hospital.

Funeral will be 7 p.m. today in the chapel of Casey Funeral Home and Cremations with the Rev. Dennis Pollock officiating.

He was born Sept. 29, 1945, to the late Roby Alguran Edgerton and Irene Johnson Edgerton.

He is survived a son.

The family will receive friends from 5:30 to 7 p.m. today in the chapel of Casey Funeral Home and Cremations.

Willa Becton

Willa Becton, formerly of LaGrange, died Sunday at Willow Creek Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

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

Charlie Cannon Jr.

Died Feb. 5

Charlie Cannon Jr., 85, of Snow Hill, died Tuesday, Feb. 5.

Funeral will be noon Thursday at Salisbury AME Zion Church, Wilson. Interment will follow in the Snow Hill Cemetery.

Visitation will be 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday in the chapel of S. Connor Memorial Funeral Home, Snow Hill.

Pamela Lorraine Peterson

April 20, 1950-Feb. 5, 2019

Pamela Lorraine Jones Peterson, 68, 402 Birch Drive, died Tuesday, Feb. 5, at home.

Funeral will be noon Wednesday at J.B. Rhodes Funeral Home and Cremations, 1701 Wayne Memorial Drive. Viewing will be 11 to 11:50 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

She was born April 20, 1950, in Washington, D.C., to William and Lillian Davenport Jones.

She is survived by her husband, Joe W. Peterson, and her children.

Annie S. Smith

Oct. 13, 1959-Feb. 8, 2019

Annie Sarah “Sug” Smith, 59, died Friday at Genesis Health Care Center, Mount Olive.

Funeral will be noon Thursday at Miracle Temple Church, 409 W. Hooks River Road. Burial will be in Wayne Memorial Park. Viewing will be 11 to 11:50 a.m. Thursday at the church.

She was born Oct. 13, 1959, in Scotland County to John Horace and Inez Wilkinson Smith.

She is survived by three daughters.

Arrangements are by J.B. Rhodes Funeral Home and Cremations.

Demetrice Edmundson

Died Feb. 2

Demetrice Edmundson, 59, of Philadelphia, formerly of Fremont, died Feb. 2 at her home.

Funeral will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Greater Morning Star with evangelist Mac Edmundson officiating. Burial will follow in Eastern Carolina State Veterans Cemetery.

Viewing and visitation will be 3 to 6 p.m. today at Apostle D.L. McIntyre Memorial Chapel.

Javon Darden

Javon Darden, 24, of Goldsboro, died Friday as a result of an automobile accident.

Funeral will be noon Wednesday at Thompson Chapel Free Will Baptist Church, LaGrange. Burial will follow in Old Mill Cemetery.

He was born Oct. 6, 1994, in Orange County to Otis Best and Jonda Benton.

He is survived by a daughter.

Arrangements are by Haskins Funeral Home.

James J. Kulewicz

James Joseph Kulewicz, 63, died Saturday at Wayne UNC Health Care.

Arrangements are pending at Howell Funeral Home and Crematory.

Joyce A. Nowlin

Joyce Ann Nowlin, 71, of 2303 Tranquil Drive, Wilson, died Monday at her home.

Arrangements are pending at Stevens Funeral Home, Wilson.

Barbara Walker

Barbara Walker, 75, of Wilson, died Friday.

Arrangements are pending at Stevens Funeral Home, Wilson.

Gloria Farmer

Gloria Farmer, 53, 1939 Memorial Church Road, Fremont, died Saturday.

Arrangements are pending at Stevens Funeral Home, Wilson.

Mary L. Robinson

Mary Lily Robinson, 74, of Wilson, died Saturday at Rex Healthcare in Raleigh.

Arrangements are pending at Stevens Funeral Home, Wilson.

Juvencio Rocha Olivarez

Juvencio Rocha Olivarez, 81, of LaGrange, died Monday.

Arrangements are pending at Smith-Holloway Memorial Funeral Services.