Quincy Gardner Jr.

Quincy Gardner Jr.

Quincy Gardner Jr.

June 14, 1947-Jan. 30, 2019

“He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.” — Revelation 21:4

Bishop Quincy Gardner Jr., age 71, lovingly known by his family members and friends as “Bishop” of 3934 Ed Herring Road, LaGrange, N.C., departed his earthly life on Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019, at UNC Lenoir Health Care Center in Kinston, N.C.

He was born in Lenoir County, N.C., on June 14, 1947, to the late Deacon Quincy Gardner Sr. and Mrs. Laura Bell Gardner.

He received his basic education in the Lenoir County Public School System.

He was a member of the United Holy Church for over 60 years. He came up through the ranks of the church as an usher, YPHA teacher, choir director, a musician and an ordained deacon. In 1980, he received the call to the ministry to preach and evangelize God’s Holy Word.

He served as the chairman of the Board of Elders for the Southern District Convocation, a member of the General Board of Elders of the UHCA in Greensboro, N.C. Also, he has served as a district elder and president of the Clinton District Union.

For the past 32 years, he has served as the pastor of New Saint Delight UHC in Mount Olive, N.C. In 2009, he was elected as second vice president of the SDC and consecrated to the office of bishop in 2011. In September 2016, he was elected as vice president of SDC in Goldsboro, N.C.

Bishop Gardner, an instructor, retired from the State of North Carolina Department of Vocational Rehabilitation Center with 32 years of dedicated service. Also, he retired as a building contractor with 50 years of experience.

He was preceded in death by his sweet and loving parents, Deacon Quincy Gardner Sr. and Minister Laura Bell Gardner; four sisters, Mrs. Mildred Lewis, Mrs. Annie Lewis, Mrs. Lavra Lewis and Elder Sallie Hutchins; a brother-in-law, The Right Rev. Leamon Dudley Sr.

A celebration of life service will be conducted on Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019, at 11 a.m. in the Love Temple United Holy Church, 201 Oak Forest Road, Goldsboro, N.C., 27534. The Right Rev. Ralph E. Love Sr. will officiate.

Interment will follow the celebration of life service in the Old Mill Memorial Park Cemetery, 3718 Central Heights Road, Goldsboro, N.C., 27534.

Bishop Gardner will lie in repose for a public viewing on Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019, from 10 a.m. to 10:50 a.m. in the Love Temple United Holy Church, 201 Oak Forest Road, Goldsboro, N.C., 27534. (Special Note: Bishop Gardner’s casket will be opened, ONLY, from 10 a.m. to 10:50 a.m. prior to the 11 a.m. celebration of life service on Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019).

Bishop Gardner leaves to cherish his loving and precious memories to his wife of the home, Mrs. Lenora Crawford Gardner, of LaGrange, N.C.; his sons, Mr. Quincy Gardner III and wife, Renae, of Glenn Heights, Texas, Elder Travis Gardner and wife, Kimberly, of Goldsboro, N.C., Mr. Adrian Gardner and wife, Bunnie, of LaGrange, N.C., and Dujuan Gardner and wife, Jennifer, of Raleigh, N.C.; his eight grandchildren; his brothers, Mr. James Gardner, of LaGrange, N.C., and Mr. Thomas Waters and wife, Dr. Lois, of Goldsboro, N.C.; his sister, Elder Lucy, Dudley of LaGrange, N.C.; a host of aunts; a host of uncles; a special thank you to The New Saint Delight United Holy church family of Mount Olive, N.C.; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

On Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019, the family members and friends will assemble at the residence of Mother Lenora Gardner, 3934 Ed Herring Road, LaGrange, N.C., at 8:30 a.m. in preparation for the funeral procession.

Arrangements by: Britt Funeral Home and Cremation Service of LaGrange, N.C.


Hazel Wilkie

Hazel Wilkie

Hazel Wilkie

Aug. 27, 1943-Jan. 31, 2019

Hazel Anne Jennette Wilkie, 75, of Beaufort, passed away on Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019, at Kitty Askins Hospice Center.

Anne was born in Wayne County on Aug. 27, 1943, to the late Clinton and Dona Ellen Summerlin Jennette. She was a 1961 graduate of Brogden High School. She retired from the Department of Social Services.

At her request, no formal services will be held.

Anne is survived by her children, Timothy Bates of Victoria, Texas, Terri Potts of California, and John Bates of San Antonio, Texas; sisters, Peggy Warrick, and husband, Ronnie, of Dudley, and Terri Gardner and husband, Charles, of Goldsboro; sister-in-law, Cindy Jennette of Goldsboro; and several grandchildren, nieces and nephews she loved very much.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Thomas Bates; and brothers, Clinton Jennette Jr. and Billy Ray Jennette.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.seymourfuneralhome.com.


Leonard Earl Barnes

Leonard Earl Barnes

Leonard Earl Barnes

Died Feb. 1, 2019

Leonard Earl Barnes went home to be with the Lord on Feb. 1, 2019, at Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital. The Celebration of Life is 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8, 2019, at Wells Memorial Church of God in Christ with the viewing at 12:30 p.m. Interment will be at Lakeview Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, please mail contributions in memory of “Brother Leonard Earl Barnes” to Wells Memorial Church of God in Christ Building Fund, 1001 E. Washington St., Greensboro, N.C., 27401.

He leaves to mourn his passing, a devoted wife, Zenobia Haygood Barnes of Greensboro; sons, Dennard (Tamara) Barnes of High Point, Frederic (Gloria) Barnes of Tulsa, Okla., and Delton (Rita) Hill of Washington, D.C.; daughter, Tijuana (Kevin) Haynes of Springdale, Md.; brothers, Harold (Elizabeth) Barnes of Goldsboro, N.C., Carl (Bibi) Barnes of Rosedale, N.Y., and Winston (Willette) Barnes of Greensboro; sister, Colette (William) Howard of Greensboro; 21 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and a host of cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.

Perry Brown Funeral Home is providing services for the family.


Alonzo James Davis III

Alonzo James Davis III

Alonzo James Davis III

Sept. 3, 1925-Feb. 4, 2019

Alonzo James Davis III, lifetime resident and surveyor of Wayne County, died Monday at the age of 93.

He spent his life in dedication to his wife, Jean, for 71 years, and family, serving God and his country and working hard.

At age 11, he worked at the Pickle Plant capping strawberries and then at 12, he started working in the family hardware store. At the age of 16, he surveyed Seymour Johnson Air Force Base.

After a few years of college, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy during WWII. He served in the Pacific Theater. He became quartermaster of his LST and navigated the ship to Nagasaki, Japan.

After the war, he married Jean and farmed for awhile. Later, he worked for the Corp. of Engineers, where he helped survey to lower the bottom of the Cape Fear River, which opened up shipping lanes.

After working for Ed Little, he opened his own business in Kinston, “Jimmy Davis Land Surveyor.” He served as vice president and then president of the North Carolina Society of Surveyors.

Later he moved his business to Mount Olive. He was honored in 2012 as the oldest active surveyor.

During his life, he was a Boy Scout Master. He was a member of the VFW. When he lived at Rones Chapel, he was Choir Director for Rones Chapel Methodist Church. When he moved the family into town, he served the First United Methodist Church as lay leader and taught Sunday School for over 47 years. He held the office of district lay leader in the North Carolina Conference and held the office of conference lay leader.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Margaret Francis Wheeler Davis and Alonzo James Davis Jr.; a sister, Jacqueline Mooring and her husband, Dr. Stewart Mooring; and a brother, William Davis and his wife, Beverette Davis.

Surviving him are his wife, Jean Chaplin Davis; children, Dr. Lon Davis IV and wife, Phyllis, of Morehead City; Elaine D. Shipley and husband, Mike, of Mount Olive, and Rebecca D. Jones of Goldsboro; grandchildren, Alonzo James Davis IV and wife, Velma, Adrian Skibinski and husband, Thomas, Amy Davis, Amber Price, Candice Coulter and husband, Jim, Caroline Jones, Matthew Jones, Alyssa Jones, P. J. Hall and husband, Brad, and John Frick; and 11 great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, donations to First United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 420, Mount Olive, N.C.

Visitation will be held at Tyndall Funeral Home on Wednesday from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m.

A graveside service will be held at Maplewood Cemetery at 11 a.m. Thursday.


Sharon Smith

Died Feb. 2, 2019

Sharon Smith died Saturday.

She was born in Wayne County to Walter and Hilda J. Simmons Smith Sr. She was married to Omar Arita.

She is survived by a daughter.

Visitation will be Wednesday from 5 to 7 p.m. at J.B. Rhodes Funeral Home and Cremations.

David L. Parks

Dec. 12, 1941-Feb. 2, 2019

David Lee Parks, 77, of 113 S. Virginia St., died Saturday at home.

Funeral will be Thursday at 2 p.m. at Mt. Zion Seventh-Day Adventist Church. Burial will be in the Old Mill Cemetery.

He was born December 12, 1941, in Greene County to Charlie and Lillie Artis Parks. He married to Helen Cox Parks.

He is survived by his children.

Visitation will be Wednesday from 3 to 6:30 p.m.

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

Miquel Perez-Cobos

May 2, 1984-Jan. 29, 2019

Miquel Perez-Cobos, 34, of 5331 Watering Pond Road, Pink Hill, died Jan. 29 at Carteret Health Care.

Funeral services will be held Friday at 7 p.m. in the James T. Haskins Memorial Chapel at Haskins Funeral Home. Burial will follow at a later date in Mexico.

He was born on May 2, 1984, to Hugo Perez Gallifa and Leonila Cobos De Perez.

Berlon F. Pennell

Sept. 23, 1962-Feb. 2, 2019

Berlon F. Pennell Jr., 56, died Saturday at home.

Funeral will be Thursday at 7 p.m. at Casey Funeral Home and Cremations chapel.

He was born on Sep. 23, 1962, in Grantham to the late Berlon F. Sr. and Hazel Edwards Pennell. He was married to Bridget Johnson Pennell.

He is survived by two children.

Visitation will be Thursday at 5:30 p.m. in the chapel of Casey Funeral Home.

Larry Wade

Larry Wade Jr., 69, died Saturday at Kitty Askins Hospice Center.

Funeral will be held Thursday at noon at the Eastern Carolina State Veterans Cemetery.

He was born Sept. 28, 1949, in Wayne County to the late Larry Sr. and Gloria White Wade.

Arrangements are by Seymour Funeral Home.

Margaret L. Robinson

Margaret Lee Robinson, 77, died Wednesday at Lenoir UNC Health Care.

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

Madous Knight

Madous Knight, 44, died Saturday in Wilson.

Arrangements are pending at Stevens Funeral Home.

Bobby Neil

Bobby J. Neil, 76, of 719 Tarboro St., Apt A, Wilson, died Sunday at Life Care Hospital.

Arrangements are pending at Stevens Funeral Home.

Retha Whitfield

Retha Whitfield, 87, of 205 Thomas St., died Sunday at 306 Pineland Drive.

Arrangements are pending at Stevens Funeral Home.

Michael Pickett

Michael Linnell Pickett, 49, of 2851 Lemuel Dawson Road, Kinston, died Saturday at Lenoir UNC Health Care.

Arrangements are pending at Trinity Memorial Funeral Home.

Sharon W. Smith

Sharon Wanetta Smith, 50, died Saturday.

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