Alton Dale Head

Alton Dale Head

Alton Dale Head

May 1, 1963-Feb. 18, 2019

Alton “Al” Dale Head, 55, also known as Poppy, of Wilson, passed away Monday, Feb. 18, 2019, at home.

A memorial service will be held Thursday at 6 p.m. in the chapel of Shackleford-Howell Funeral Home in Fremont. The family will receive friends following the service. A private burial will be held at Eureka Cemetery.

Al was born in Wayne County on May 1, 1963, to Edith Sauls Head, of Fremont, and the late Alton “Zack” Head. He was a member of Eureka United Methodist Church. Al was an avid UNC Tar Heels fan.

In addition to his mother, Al is survived by his wife, Sandra Starr, of Wilson; one son, Brandon Head and wife, Ashley, of Wilson, and Brandon’s mother, Stacy Whittington, of Goldsboro; three stepdaughters, Lauren Hayduk, of Wilson, Linda Zick, of Wilson, and Janice Jones and husband, Ty, of Wilson; one sister, Gail Hendricks, and husband, Mike, of Broadway; seven grandchildren, Mackenzie, Zachary, Alexis, Maizy, Mazin, DeeDee and Ashley; one great-grandson, Dylan; two nieces, Hannah and Rebecca; and a host of other relatives and friends.

The family is in the care of Shackleford-Howell Funeral Home in Fremont.

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Rachel W. Carlton

Rachel W. Carlton

Rachel W. Carlton

March 25, 1928-Feb. 18, 2019

Rachel “Rabbit” Winders Singleton Carlton, 90, longtime resident of the Scott’s Store community, Mount Olive, and later the Johnson Church area near Warsaw, passed away Monday morning, Feb. 18, 2019, at Vidant Duplin Hospital. In recent times, she was cared for with love at the Parrish Family Care Home of Warsaw.

Funeral services will be Wednesday, Feb. 20, at 7 p.m. at Tyndall Funeral Home in Mount Olive with visitation afterward. The Rev. Buck Grady and the Rev. Mark Hobbs will officiate. Burial will be Thursday, Feb. 21, at 11:30 a.m. at Wayne Memorial Park. The family is also receiving friends at the homes of Milton and Mary Singleton and Phyllis and Milton Holmes. Flowers are welcome, or memorial gifts may be made to Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9810, 364 Bruce Costin Road, Warsaw, N.C., 28398.

“Rabbit,” as she was often called, was one of 13 children born to her late parents, Major and Nettie Thompson Winders. She was married to Johnny Milton “Gruff” Singleton and was a member of Long Ridge Free Will Baptist Church. After his death, she married Wade Carlton and became a member of Johnson’s Baptist Church of Warsaw. She had been employed in many capacities, from poultry farming to sewing factories to raising catfish to selling Stanley Home products.

She is survived by two sons, Milton Ray Singleton and wife, Mary, and Jerry Drew Singleton and wife, Carolyn, all of Mount Olive; a daughter, Phyllis S. Holmes and husband, Milton, of Mount Olive; a brother, J.L. Winders, of Florida; three sisters, Malina W. Kearney, of Eureka, Geraldine W. Deaver and Annie Melba W. Thompson, both of Mount Olive; eight grandchildren, Edie Barfield, Christy Mobley, Greg Mobley, Nathan Singleton, Cassie Tyler, Drew 2 Singleton, Blake Singleton, and Lindsay Singleton; 11 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to her two husbands and her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Delmus “Omar” Singleton; three brothers; and five sisters.

A Tyndall service.

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Dallas Jean Sasser

Dallas Jean Sasser

Dallas Jean Sasser

Jan. 21, 1928-Feb. 18, 2019

Mr. Dallas Jean Sasser, 91, Faison resident, died Monday evening, Feb. 18, at Kitty Askins Hospice Center.

The family will receive friends at Tyndall Funeral Home, Mount Olive, from 6 until 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21. No other services are planned.

Mr. Sasser had retired from Cates Pickle Co. where he had been traffic manager. He was a member of Falling Creek Methodist Church at Grantham, and was a member of Mount Olive Masonic Lodge No. 208 A.F. and a.m. He was a motorcycle enthusiast, enjoyed street rods and was proud of being in possession of a 1930 Model A Ford. In his retirement years, he was employed with Charles and Ryan Turner at Turner Auto Parts in Faison.

He is survived by his wife, Patricia C. Sasser; sons, Jeff Sasser, of Garner’s Chapel area, Mount Olive, and Kevin Raybon, of Kenansville; daughter, Kim Orrell, of Wilmington; grandchildren, Lee Sasser, of Greenville, Kayla Orrell and Lexie Orrell, both of Wilmington; and two nieces, Penny Williams and Pam Bates.

Those preceding him in death include his parents, Dallas Jennings Sasser and Diana Grantham Sasser; and two sisters, Eva Pender and Cecil Messer.

In lieu of flowers, it is requested that any remembrances of Mr. Jean take the form of memorial gifts to Kitty Askins Hospice, 107 Handley Park Court, Goldsboro, N.C., 27534.

A Tyndall service.

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James Mumford Featherston

James Mumford Featherston

James Mumford Featherston

July 5, 1923-Feb. 16, 2019

James Mumford Featherston Jr., 95, of Goldsboro, passed away on Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019, at Kitty Askins Hospice Center surrounded by his family. He was formerly of Raleigh and had moved to Goldsboro to be near his family. Mr. Featherston was a resident of Brookdale Country Day Road.

Mr. Featherston was born in Person County on July 5, 1923, to the late James M. Featherston Sr. and Sallie Sue Featherston. He was married for 51 years to the late LaRue S. Featherson.

Mr. Featherston retired after 44 years of service with First Citizens Bank and later went to work as an inspector with the North Carolina Board of Funeral Service. He proudly served his country in the United States Army during World War II.

Mr. Featherston was a member of Edenton Street United Methodist Church in Raleigh, where he served as the church treasurer for many years. He lived a life of dedication to his family and friends, and to his community. He served his community as a member of the Raleigh Jaycees and the Raleigh Lions Club. Mr. Featherston also enjoyed playing golf and was a member of North Ridge Country Club. He was honored by the state of North Carolina for his service to his community with North Carolina’s highest honor, the Order of the Long Leaf Pine.

The family will receive friends on Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019, from 1 to 2 p.m. at Seymour Funeral Home followed by a service to celebrate Mr. Featherston’s life at 2 p.m. in the chapel with Elder Ron Harris presiding. Interment will be at a later date in Montlawn Memorial Park in Raleigh.

Mr. Featherston is survived by his son, Richard James “Rick” Featherston Sr. and wife, Terry, of Goldsboro; grandchildren, Richard James Featherston Jr. and wife, Rhea, and Amanda Featherston McKenna and husband, Michael; and great-grandchildren, Kylie McKenna and Parker McKenna. He is also survived by his brother, John Eugene Featherston Sr.

In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Nellie Scott Featherston, and brothers, Lawrence Featherston and Joseph Featherston.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be given to Kitty Askins Hospice Center, 107 Handley Park Court, Goldsboro, N.C., 27534, or to Edenton Street United Methodist Church, 228 W. Edenton St., Raleigh, N.C., 27603.

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

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George James

George James

George James

Died Feb. 17, 2019

Retired Master Sgt. George James III, 77, of Goldsboro, passed away suddenly on Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019 at his home. He was the son of Sadie Johnson James and the late retired GYSgt. George James Jr.

George retired from the U.S. Air Force after 26 years of service having worked in material management. He later retired following 16 years of service with AAFES at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base. George was a member of the Seymour Johnson AFB Chapel. From 1982 to 1989, George took great pleasure in coaching baseball at various levels. George was a die-hard Pittsburgh Steelers fan.

A service to celebrate George’s life will be held Monday, Feb. 25, 2019, at 11 a.m. in the chapel of Seymour Funeral Home with Ch. Lt. Col. Timothy Rosenthal, USAF, and Ch. Steward Smith, USAF retired lieutenant colonel, officiating. Interment will follow at the Eastern Carolina State Veterans Cemetery with full military honors. The family will receive friends on Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. at Seymour Funeral Home.

In addition to his mother, George is survived by his wife, Barbara James; daughter, Donna Louise Cox; son, Kenneth James and wife, Michelle; grandchildren, Aricia Cox, Leslie Cox III, Jeremiah James and Stephen James; sisters, Crystal Booker and Audra Weaver; and several cousins, nieces and nephews.

In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by a son-in-law, Leslie Cox Jr., and sister, Brenda Bell.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Cures for the Colors, 203 Cox Blvd., Goldsboro, N.C., 27534; National Kidney Foundation, 933 Louise Ave., Suite 101B, Charlotte, N.C., 28204; Parkinson Association of the Carolinas, 2101 Sardis Road North, Box 15, Charlotte, N.C., 28227; or to the American Diabetes Association, 1300 Baxter St., Suite 150, Charlotte, N.C., 28204.

Online condolences may be sent to www.seymourfuneralhome.com.

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Donald R. Loftin

Aug. 16, 1954-Feb. 15, 2019

Donald Ray Loftin, 64, died Friday at Wayne UNC Health Care.

Funeral will be Saturday at 1 p.m. at J.B. Rhodes Funeral Home and Cremations. Burial will be Sunday in Wynn Memorial Gardens.

He was born on Aug. 16, 1954, in Wayne County to Violet Loftin.

He is survived by his children.

Visitation will be Saturday from noon to 1 p.m. at the funeral home. Arrangements are by J.B. Rhodes Funeral Home and Cremations of Goldsboro.

Oretha Cutliff

Dec. 19, 1935-Feb. 15, 2019

Oretha Durham Cutliff, 83, of 454 Millers Chapel Road, died Friday.

Funeral will be Thursday at noon at Millers Chapel AME Zion Church. Burial will be in the Wilson Cemetery.

She was born Dec. 19, 1935, in Wayne County to Willie and Maggie Sutton Durham.

She is survived by her siblings, nieces, nephews and other loving relatives and friends.

Visitation will be from 11 to 11:50 a.m. at the church. Arrangements are by J.B. Rhodes Funeral Home and Cremations.

Louella M. Barnes

Louella Mercer Barnes, 81, of 3310 Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway, Wilson, died Feb. 13 at Vidant Medical Center.

Funeral will be Sunday at 2 p.m. at Tuskeegee Holiness Church.

Arrangements are by Stevens Funeral Home.

Herbert E. McCray

Hubert Eugene McCray, 61, of 313 Railroad St., Wilson, died Friday.

Funeral will be Saturday at 1 p.m. at Tabernacle Temple of Jesus Christ.

Arrangements are by Stevens Funeral Home.

Melvadean Hargett

Melvadean Scott Hargett, 73, of 4400 Trey Road, Wilson, died Saturday.

Funeral will be Sunday at 2 p.m. at St. Rose Church of Christ DOC.

Arrangements are by Stevens Funeral Home.

David Reid

David Reid, 75, of Wilson, died Monday at Wellness Drive in Greenville.

Funeral will be Saturday at 2 p.m. at Stevens Funeral Home.

Arrangements are by Stevens Funeral Home.

Letha M. Flowers

Letha Mae Flowers, 83, formerly of Goldsboro, died Feb. 11 at Southside Regional Medical Center in Petersburg, Va.

Arrangements are pending at McIntyre Funeral Home.

Janice Ames

Janice Ames, 75, died Monday at Kitty Askins Hospice Center.

Arrangements pending at Howell Funeral Home and Crematory.

Bernice Moore

Bernice Moore, 71, of 3606 Citation Court, Apt. B, Wilson, died Friday.

Funeral will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Stevens Funeral Home.

Arrangements are by Stevens Funeral Home.

Tontrina E. Joyner

Tontrina Edwards Joyner, 43, of 313 Wesley Drive, died Monday at home.

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

Mohammed K. Battle-Cobb

Mohammed Kamayel Battle-Cobb, infant, of 2203 Day Circle, died Monday.

Arrangements are pending at Haskins Funeral Home.