Adell “Al” Hall (photo)

Died Jan. 5, 2019

Adell “Al” Hall went to be with the Lord Jan. 5, 2019, at Wayne Memorial Hospital in Goldsboro, N.C., at the age of 79.

A wake will be held Friday, Jan. 11, 2019, at J.B. Rhodes Funeral Home and Cremations from 6 to 8 p.m.

Mr. Hall’s homegoing service will be held Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019, at First African Baptist Church. The church will open at 2 p.m. for a viewing, with service beginning at 3 p.m.

All are welcome to attend and celebrate Mr. Hall’s life.

In lieu of flowers, the family has asked for donations to be made to First African Baptist Church Scholarship Fund, where he served as committee chair, and was determined to share the importance of furthering one’s education. To make a donation, please contact deacon John Wooten at jwootenjr1@nc.rr.com. You may also mail any donations to the church at P.O. Box 1456, Goldsboro, N.C., 27533.

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Patricia A. Marguglio (photo)

April 30, 1944-Dec. 25, 2018

Patricia A. Marguglio, 74, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2018, at home surrounded by family.,

Pat was born in Pittsburgh, Pa., April 30, 1944, to the late Leonard A. Raab Sr. and Marcella Raab.

Pat is survived by her husband of 50 years, John Marguglio; daughter, Christine Marguglio of Goldsboro; son, John Marguglio of Franklin, Ind., and his wife, Amy Marguglio; grandchildren, Karilyn Marguglio and her fiancé, Gregory Lane, Maddie Reynolds, James Marguglio and Jacob Marguglio; and great-granddaughter, Olivia Blair Davis.

She is also survived by her brothers, Leonard A. Raab Jr. “Len” and wife, Joyce of Albuerque, N.M., and brother, David Raab “Dave” and wife, Sue, of Cincinnati, Ohio.

And many nieces and nephews.

The funeral (Mass and burial) will be held Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019, at 10 a.m. at Saint Mary Church in Goldsboro.

Donations can be made out to Saint Mary School.

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Mildred Barber Walker Smith (photo)

Dec. 16, 1932-Jan. 8, 2019

Mildred Barber Walker Smith, 86, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019, at her home.

A graveside service will be held Friday, Jan. 11, 2019, at 10 a.m. at Walker Family Cemetery in Goldsboro.

The family will receive friends afterward and other times at the residence, 558 Old N.C. 111 in Goldsboro.

Mrs. Smith was born in Wayne County Dec. 16, 1932, to the late Lynn Eugene Barber Sr. and Bessie Long Barber.

She was a charter member of Trinity Missionary Baptist Church, and attended Ray of Hope Pentecostal Free Will Baptist Church while her health permitted.

She is survived by one son, Gene Walker (Maryann) of Goldsboro; two daughters, Rhonda Sullivan (Ben) of Goldsboro and Karen Yarbrough (Richard) of Goldsboro; six grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Ricky Walker; two brothers; and two sisters.

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

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Laurel M. Zucker

Died Jan. 4, 2019

Laurel M. Zucker, 54, passed away Friday, Jan. 4, 2019, at Black Mountain Neuromedical Treatment Center with her family by her bedside.

She is survived by her loving sister, Amy Risch of Goldsboro; her caring brother, Allan Risch of Goldsboro; her sister, April Risch of Goldsboro; her sister, Jamie Crews of Seven Springs; as well as many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Geraldine Risch, and her father, John Risch of Goldsboro.

Laurel was a charming, outspoken person, who loved her friends and family.

She enjoyed spending her weekdays at the Wayne Opportunity Center surrounded by her friends for more than 20 years.

The family will greet friends Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at Waynesborough Park in Goldsboro at the Hatch House.

Condolence cards may be mailed to 102 Schoodic Place, Goldsboro, N.C., 27534.

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

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Charles H. Hill Sr.

March 3, 1941-Jan. 5, 2019

Charles Herman Hill Sr., 77, 207 Winslow Circle, died Saturday at Wayne UNC Health Care.

Funeral will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at Deeper Life Church Ministries. Burial will be at Evergreen Memorial Cemetery.

He was born March 3, 1941, in Wayne County to Goliath and Merdie Jones Hill. He was married to Alice Faye Whitfield Hill.

He is survived by his children.

Visitation will be Friday from 4 to 6 p.m. at J.B. Rhodes Funeral Home and Cremations.

O’Leslie Freeman

Dec. 24, 1957-Jan. 2, 2019

O’Leslie “Look Up” Freeman, 61, formerly of Goldsboro, died Jan. 2 at Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital, Greensboro.

Funeral will be Saturday at noon at The Place of Refuge Ministries.

He was born Dec. 24, 1957, in Duplin County to Odessa Freeman and O’Leslie R. Baysden.

Visitation will be Friday from 2 to 6 p.m., with family present 5 to 6, at J.B. Rhodes Funeral Home and Cremations. The family will receive friends at the home of his niece, Anitha “Star” Freeman, 115 Moore Allen St., Dudley, where it will assemble for the funeral at 11:15 a.m.

William R. Robinson

Dec. 18, 1981-Jan. 8, 2019

William Remone Robinson, 37, died Tuesday at Wayne UNC Health Care.

Funeral will be Friday at 11 a.m. at Holy Temple Miracle Tabernacle, Snow Hill. Burial will be at Old Mill Cemetery.

He was born Dec. 18, 1981, in Wayne County to Cynthia Robinson Thompson and James Henry Clay.

Visitation will be Friday from 10 to 11 a.m. at the church.

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

Sonja Newsome Johnson

June 13, 1938-Jan. 9, 2019

Sonja Newsome Johnson, 80, Johnston County, died at Barbour Court Nursing and Rehab Wednesday.

She was born June 13, 1938, to the late Robert Earl and Thelma Pauline Braswell Newsome.

She is survived by a son.

Visitation will be Saturday from 1 to 2 p.m. at Casey Funeral Home and Cremations chapel.

Sandra E. Williams Townsend

Died Jan. 6, 2019

Sandra Elizabeth Williams Townsend, 66, Kenansville, died Sunday at Kitty Askins Hospice Center.

Funeral will be Saturday at noon at Church of God and True Holiness, Beulaville, with apostle Mincey officiating. Interment will be at Hall Family Cemetery, Beulaville.

She was married to James Townsend.

She is survived by five children.

Visitation will be Friday from 6 to7 p.m. at Rose Hill Funeral Home, Rose Hill.

Retha M.E. Boney

Died Jan. 7, 2019

Retha Mae Estella Boney, 87, Magnolia, died Monday at her daughter’s home.

Funeral will be Friday at 2 p.m. at Byrd’s Chapel Missionary Baptist Church, Rose Hill, with the Rev. James Faison III officiating. Interment will be at Farrior/Moore/Boney Cemetery, Kenansville.

She is survived by a son and a daughter.

Visitation will be Friday from 1 to 2 p.m. at the church.

Arrangements are by Rose Hill Funeral Home Service.

Horace C. Tomlinson

Deacon Horace Craig Tomlinson, 58, Clayton, died Tuesday at Wake Medical Center, Raleigh.

Arrangements are pending at Smith-Holloway Memorial Funeral Services LLC.

Bertie M. Howard

May 28, 1927-Jan. 8, 2019

Bertie M. Howard, 91, 724 Bryan Blvd., died Tuesday at home.

Funeral will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at St. Joseph Free Will Baptist Church. Burial will be in Langston Memorial Gardens.

She was born May 28, 1927, to Leora Mattie Lee Bell Humphrey.

She is survived by three children.

Visitation will be Saturday an hour prior to the service at the church. The family will assemble at home for the funeral.

Arrangements are by Haskins Funeral Home.

Valma G. Hill

Died Dec. 31, 2018

Valma Grace Hill, 74, Alexandria, Va., died Dec 31.

Funeral will be Saturday at 11 at L.N. Forbes Original Free Will Baptist Tabernacle, Wilson. Burial will be in Rest Haven Cemetery, Wilson.

Arrangements are by Stevens Funeral Home, Wilson.

Rose Anderson Byrd

Feb. 8, 1929-Jan. 8, 2019

Rose Mae Anderson Byrd, 89, died Tuesday at home in Hope Mills.

Funeral will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at First United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Calypso Cemetery.

She was married to the late Rev. A.D. Byrd Jr.

She is survived by two sons and a daughter.

Visitation will be at Tyndall Funeral Home Saturday from 9 to 10 a.m.

Connie Lipscomb Parrish

Connie Lipscomb Parrish, 65, died Wednesday at home.

Arrangements are pending at Howell Funeral Home and Crematory.