Norwood Earl Eason

Norwood Earl Eason

Norwood Earl Eason

Oct. 6, 1940-Feb. 7, 2019

Norwood Earl Eason, 78, passed away Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019, at Lower Cape Fear Hospice in Wilmington.

A graveside service will be held Wednesday at 3 p.m. at Wayne Memorial Park in Dudley. The family will greet friends following the service.

Mr. Eason was born in Wayne County on Oct. 6, 1940, to the late Woodrow Wilson Eason and Emma Joannie “Ann” Brown Eason. He was a graduate of Goldsboro High School where he was proud to have been a member of the football team. Mr. Eason was also educated at DeVry Institute in Chicago. He was an entrepreneur of several businesses in Goldsboro including The Nite Owl nightclub, The Coffee Shop and Home Furnishings on East Walnut Street in downtown Goldsboro and several arcades in Goldsboro.

He is survived by three sons, Norwood E. Eason Jr. “Jay” (Resa) of Charlotte, Scott Eason (Karen) of South Carolina and Todd Eason (Beth) of Wilmington; one daughter, Amanda Cwiakala (Chris) of Goldsboro; two sisters, JoAnn Marriner of Sleepy Creek and Sheila Davis (Billy) of Wilmington; his sister-in-law, Sue Eason of Goldsboro; six grandchildren, Chris Eason, Nicole Johnson (Ricky), Kate Eason, Parker Eason, Ivey Wade and Jade Cwiakala; and his loving, caring friends of the Boardwalk and Shagging Communities at Carolina Beach.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Eason was preceded in death by two brothers, Jimmie Eason and Durwood Eason, and his brother-in-law, Brooks Marriner Sr.

The family is in the care of Howell Funeral Home and Crematory in Goldsboro.

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Benjamin Joseph Flynn

Benjamin Joseph Flynn

Benjamin Joseph Flynn

Benjamin Joseph “Ben” Flynn, 20, was received into the loving arms of his Savior, Jesus Christ.

The family will receive friends Monday, Feb. 11, 2019, from 6 until 7:30 p.m. at Howell Funeral Home and Crematory in Goldsboro. A celebration of Ben’s life will be held Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019, at 7 p.m. at Bethel Church in Goldsboro. The family will receive friends following the service.

Ben worked at Staples as a certified tech and was recently enlisted into the North Carolina Army National Guard. He was a graduate of Marathon School and attended Wayne Community College. Private Benjamin Flynn was a member of the North Carolina Army National Guard assigned to the 690th Brigade Support Battalion.

He loved everyone he met and had many close friends. He had a gift for living in the moment and sharing all that he had. He was an enthusiastic member of the Wayne County 4-H Team 3737 Roto-Raptors robotics team, programming robots for regional and state competitions.

Ben attended Bethel Church in Goldsboro and will be remembered by his friends and family for his energy and expertise with technology of all kinds.

His memory is honored and loved by his father and mother, Dr. Joseph and Mrs. Theresa Flynn; his younger sister, Emily Flynn; and his grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Teen Challenge.

The family is in the care of Howell Funeral Home and Crematory in Goldsboro.

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Bennie W. Casey

Sept. 13, 1947-Feb. 8, 2019

Bennie Wayne Casey, 71, Johnston County, died at home Friday.

Graveside service will be 11 a.m. today at Progressive Presbyterian Church Cemetery, with pastor Marvin Ownley officiating.

He was born Sept. 13, 1947, to the late David Everette and Lillie Jane Capps Casey. He was married to Darline Casey.

He is survived by two sons.

Arrangements are by Casey Funeral Home and Cremations.

Robert S. Williams

April 23, 1950-Feb. 8, 2019

Robert Sherwood Williams, 68 Princeton, died Friday.

Funeral will be 7 tonight in the chapel of Casey Funeral Home and Cremations. Burial will be 9 a.m. Tuesday at Crocker-Price Cemetery, Pine Level.

He was born April 23, 1950, to the late Robert Nathaniel and Ester Wood Williams.

He is survived by two sons.

Visitation will be 5:30 to 7 tonight at the funeral home.

Richard Taylor Jr.

July 17, 1941-Feb. 9, 2019

Richard “R.J.” Taylor Jr., 77, Albertson resident, died Saturday night.

The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. Tuesday at Tyndall Funeral Home. Funeral at Tyndall will be 11 a.m. Wednesday. Burial will follow in Pineview Cemetery, Seven Springs.

He was the son of the late Richard and Beulah Taylor. His is survived by his wife, Elsie Outlaw Taylor; a son; and a daughter.

Barbara Jean Creech Pate

Died Feb. 10, 2019

Barbara Jean Creech Pate, 82, Snow Hill, died at her residence Sunday morning. She was a native of Greene County and a member of Bethel United Methodist Church.

Funeral will be 7 p.m. Tuesday in the chapel of Taylor-Tyson Funeral Service. Committal service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Mewborn Family Cemetery.

The family will receive friends on Tuesday following the service and other times at the Pate residence.

Maggie Mae Smith Futrell

April 29, 1921-Feb. 10, 2019

Maggie Mae Smith Futrell, 97, of Rose Hill, died Sunday at Vidant Duplin.

Funeral will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Community Funeral Home of Rose Hill. Burial will follow in Riverview Memorial Park.

She was born April 29, 1921, in Duplin County to the late Franklin Pierce Smith and Lydia Jeanette Brown. She was married to the late Carl Lee Futrell.

She is survived by two sons and two daughters.

Visitation will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Betty Ann Crumpler Long

Aug. 31, 1940-Feb. 9, 2019

Betty Ann Crumpler Long, 78, of Kenansville, died Saturday at New Hanover Regional Medical Center.

Funeral will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Community Funeral Home of Warsaw. Burial will follow in Golden Grove Cemetery, Kenansville.

She was born Aug. 31, 1940, in Sampson County to the late Rovina Huddler and Micajah Jacob Crumpler. She was married to the late Elbert Long.

She is survived by one daughter.

Visitation will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Carl Thorp

Carl Thorp, 42, 3406 Richard Court, New Bern, died Thursday at his home.

Arrangements are pending at Trinity Memorial Funeral Home.

Kathryn Edwards

Kathryn Hooks Edwards, 71, died Sunday at Kitty Askins Hospice Center.

Arrangements are pending at Seymour Funeral Home and Cremation Service.

Mark Walton

Mark Anthony Walton, 61, 307 E. College St., Mount Olive, died Sunday in Wayne Memorial Hospital.

Arrangements are pending at Haskins Funeral Home.