Phyllis Mozingo (photo)

Phyllis Mozingo

Phyllis Mozingo

July 7, 1956-Jan. 19, 2019

Phyllis C. Mozingo, 62, died at Kitty Askins Hospice Center Saturday morning.

Born in Wayne County, she was the daughter of Edna Kennedy Capps of Grantham and the late Charles L. Capps.

She was also preceded in death by her husband, Mike Mozingo; a sister, Karen Denise Capps; a brother, Charles Anthony Capps; and her grandparents, John and Hazel Kennedy and Viola Capps.

Phyllis was a member of Black Jack Grove Original Free Will Baptist Church.

She was a dedicated volunteer with both the Grantham and Mount Olive rescue squads, having served as the captain in Mount Olive.

She was a leader with the Grantham Junior Rescue Squad, leading it to several first place awards.

A service to celebrate her life will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Shumate-Faulk Funeral Home, with the Rev. Franklin Lane officiating. Burial will follow in Wayne Memorial Park.

Family members will greet friends Monday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

In addition to her mother, Phyllis is survived by her nephew, Felipe Daniel Capps; niece, Kelly Marie Capps; several special cousins, aunts and uncles; her special companion, Axle; and all her rescue family.

Flowers are welcome and memorial gifts may be directed to Black Jack Grove Original Free Will Baptist Church, 341 Black Jack Church Road, Goldsboro, N.C., 27530, or Kitty Askins Hospice Center, 107 Handley Park Court, Goldsboro, N.C., 27534.

Shumate-Faulk Funeral Home is serving the Mozingo family, and online condolences may be directed to


Pamela Dianne Davis (photo)

Pamela Dianne Davis

Pamela Dianne Davis

Oct. 10, 1957-Jan. 18, 2019

Pamela Dianne Mercer Davis, 61, of Pikeville passed away Friday at Wayne UNC Hospital. She was the daughter of the late Ben and Irene Mercer and the wife of Allen Ray Davis. Dianne was a loving wife, mother and friend. Mrs. Davis had worked for Wilber’s BBQ as a waitress.

A funeral service will be held on Tuesday in the chapel of Shumate-Faulk Funeral Home at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Jim Willoughby officiating. Burial will follow in the Pate Cemetery. The family will receive friends from noon until 1 p.m. Tuesday.

In addition to her husband, Dianne is survived by a son, Chad Sullivan and girlfriend, Sandy Dianne Taylor of Pikeville; two grandchildren, Alyssa Dianne and Makhaila Alexia Sullivan, both of Pikeville; and her mother-in-law, Laura Wade of Pikeville.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Cures for the Colors C/O Southeastern Medical Oncology, 203 Cox Blvd., Goldsboro, NC 27530

Shumate-Faulk Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the Davis family, and online condolences may be sent to


Menville Hinnant Grant (photo)

Menville Hinnant Grant

Menville Hinnant Grant

Aug. 9, 1929-Jan. 19, 2019

Menville Hinnant Grant, 89, of Goldsboro, peacefully passed away on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019, at Vidant Medical Center in Greenville.

Menville was born in Wayne County on Aug. 9, 1929, to the late William Bryan and Carol Howell Hinnant. She was married to the late Thurston Grant. For many years, Menville worked as a cosmetologist. Menville was a member of Pleasant Grove Free Will Baptist Church and attended church near her home at Casey’s Chapel Free Will Baptist Church.

A private graveside service celebrating Menville’s life will be held Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019, in the Pike Cemetery with pastor Alan Lamm officiating. The family will receive friends on Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Seymour Funeral Home.

Menville is survived by her daughter, Carol Coddington and Les of New Bern; grandchildren, Bradley Reed Coddington and Olivia Claire Coddington; and sister, Edna Jean Phillips of Joplin, Missouri.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by her brothers, Hugh Hinnant, Bernice Hinnant and Carlos Hinnant, and sister, Letha Pate.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Pleasant Grove Free Will Baptist Church, 1100 Pikeville-Princeton Road, Pikeville, NC 27863 or the American Heart Association, 3219 Landmark St., No. 9A, Greenville, NC 27834.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at


James Lendell Dudley

Nov. 10, 1929-Jan. 18, 2019

James Lendell Dudley, 89, resident of the Williams Crossroads area near Mount Olive, passed away Friday evening, Jan. 18.

Funeral services will be held Monday, Jan. 20, at 2 p.m. at Tyndall Funeral Home. The family will receive friends during the hour before the service. Flowers are welcome, or memorial gifts may be made to Rones Chapel United Methodist Church, 138 Garners Chapel Road, Mount Olive.

Mr. Dudley was a longtime member of Rones Chapel Church where he had been financial secretary and had served on the administrative council for numerous years. He had been executive director of a public housing authority and had been a farmer.

Surviving him are his wife of 67 years, Irma Byrd Dudley; three daughters and “sons,” Dianne D. and Jimmy Williams of Faison, Janet D. and Cary Turner, and Rhonda D. and Ray Myers, all of Mount Olive; a brother, Wilbert Dudley, and a sister, Ruby D. Matthis, both of Clinton; grandchildren, Tracy T. Cruse, Michelle W. Bradshaw, Jennifer T. Merrill, Joshua Williams, and Kandise M. Overman; eight great-grandchildren; and several special nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by a son, Craven J. Dudley; and parents, Alda and Lucille Clifton Dudley.

Remembered as being such a kind-hearted and generous man with enduring Christian values, he now walks tall with Jesus, as his church sign proclaims.

A Tyndall service.


Elizabeth Jewel Johnson Torrans Taylor

March 20, 1934-Jan. 19, 2019

Elizabeth Jewel Johnson Torrans Taylor, 84, Kenansville, died Saturday at Kitty Askins Hospice Center.

Funeral will be 4 p.m. today at Warsaw Baptist Church. Entombment will be private.

She was born in Sampson County March 20, 1934, to the late Amos and Maggie Edwards Johnson. She was married to Charles Taylor and the late Samuel E. Torrans.

She is survived by two daughters.

Visitation will follow the funeral.

Arrangements are by Community Funeral Home, Warsaw.

Doris Harper

June 16, 1943-Jan. 17, 2019

Doris Flowers Harper, 75, Mount Olive, died Thursday at Moses Cone Hospital in Greensboro.

Funeral will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Howell Funeral Home and Crematory. Private burial will be in Carver Memorial Cemetery.

She was born on June 16, 1943, in Mount Olive to Jonah E. Flowers and Lula Jane Hodges Flowers. She was married to Jim C. Harper Sr.

She is survived by four children.

Visitation will be 1 to 1:45 p.m. Wednesday at Howell Funeral Home and Crematory.

Christine Duclos

Christine Price Duclos, 94, died Saturday in Tyler, Texas.

Arrangements are pending at Seymour Funeral Home and Cremation Service.