Betty Mozingo Brown

Betty Mozingo Brown

Betty Mozingo Brown

Nov. 29, 1936-July 8, 2019

Betty Mozingo Brown, 82, passed away Monday at Rex Healthcare in Raleigh.

Betty was born in Bowdens, N.C., to the late Lafayette Mozingo and Rella Moss Mozingo Blalock.

She graduated from Warsaw High School in the class of 1955 and attended Flora MacDonald College.

Betty retired as executive secretary in 2001 from Goldsboro Milling Co.

She was a longtime active member of First Presbyterian Church, where she served as a deacon and elder, and was active in the Presbyterian Women. Betty was honored as a Life Member in 2004.

Interment will be held Thursday, July 11, 2019, at 10 a.m. in Wayne Memorial Park, followed by a memorial service at 11 a.m. in the sanctuary of First Presbyterian Church, with Mary Taneti officiating.

The family will greet friends immediately following the service in McChesney Hall.

She is survived by her husband, Gilbert Wright Brown; two sons, Steve Wright Brown and wife, Teresa, of Burnsville and Samuel Craig Brown and wife, Angela, of Raleigh; five grandchildren, Samuel Tyler Brown, Gessica Brown Garner and husband, Stephen, Candice Nicole Brown Gray and husband, Chad, Christopher Wright Brown and wife, Carrie, and Hannah Victoria Brown; two stepgrandchildren, Bridgett Bryant and Baron Bryant and wife, Morgan; and great-grandchildren, Hudson Bradley Garner, Emma Garner, Beau Brown, Bishop Brown and Rowan Bryant.

Betty is also survived by a sister, Catherine M. Lowder and husband, Jack, of Manning, S.C., and brother-in-law, Elbert Brown and wife, Linda, of Goldsboro.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Lorine M. Loyd of Goldsboro and Doris M. Yates of Winston-Salem; and brother, Ernest Mozingo of New Bern.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given in Betty’s memory to the Mission Fund at First Presbyterian Church, 1101 E. Ash St., Goldsboro, N.C., 27534.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at


Hunter Reid Dawson

Hunter Reid Dawson

Hunter Reid Dawson

May 18, 1995-July 5, 2019

Hunter Reid Dawson, 24, passed away Friday, July 5, 2019.

A service to celebrate Hunter’s life will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. in the chapel of Howell Funeral Home and Crematory in Goldsboro. Interment will follow at Fairview Cemetery in LaGrange.

The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service Thursday from 10 to 10:45 a.m. at the funeral home.

Hunter was born in Wayne County May 18, 1995, and was a graduate of Eastern Wayne High School class of 2013.

He is survived by his father, Chris Dawson of Cove City; his mother, Kimberly Fields and husband, George “Tommy,” of Goldsboro; one sister, whom he loved, Trinity Fields of Goldsboro; his favorite and special aunt, whom he lived with for many years, Mickey Dawson of Goldsboro and her daughter, Ingrid Jones (Robert) of Goldsboro and their son, Dawson Jones; his paternal grandparents, Randall Dawson (Joan Bennett) of Grantham and Ella McDaniel (Randy) of Kinston; his maternal grandparent, Sandra Richards of Texas; his maternal great-grandparents, Ronald and Emma Lange of Texas; and a host of other relatives and friends.

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


Wilda O. Woodard

Feb. 20, 1926-July 6, 2019

Wilda Overman Woodard, 93, Raleigh, died Saturday evening, July 6, 2019.

A native of Wayne County, Wilda was the daughter of the late James Allison Overman and Appie Estella Newman Overman.

She was a graduate of Nahunta High School, and the wife of the late Roland D. Woodard.

She moved to Raleigh with her husband in 1945.

She was an employee of the state for eight years, and she assisted her husband in their small business while a homemaker.

She was a member of Farrior Hills Garden Club.

Wilda and her husband were devoted members of North Raleigh Chapel.

She was a loving and devoted wife and mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.

Wilda is survived by her children, son, Dr. Roger D. Woodard (Katherine) and daughter, Lynne W. Hinnant (Carlton); granddaughter, Holly H. Autry (Jeffrey); grandson, Paul A. Woodard (Kaitlyn); and great-grandchildren, Savannah, Isabella, Vivian and Mallory Autry and Noah and Emma Woodard.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, July 13, at 11 a.m. at Piney Grove Chapel Baptist Church, burial to follow at Montlawn Memorial Park.

The family will receive friends and relatives at Bryan-Lee Funeral Home, Angier, 6 to 8 p.m. Friday.

Condolences to the family may be made at


Edward L. Murrell

Died July 6, 2019

Edward Leen Murrell, 72, 6841 U.S. 17 South, Pollocksville, died Saturday at home.

Funeral will be 1 p.m. Friday at Oakey Grove Missionary Baptist Church. Burial will be in Haiti Cemetery, Trenton.

Visitation will be an hour prior to the service at the church.

Arrangements are by Trinity Memorial Funeral Inc., Kinston.

Nellie Stevens Maides

Died July 7, 2019

Nellie Stevens Maides, 94, New Bern, died Sunday.

Visitation will be 1 p.m. Thursday, followed by funeral at 2 p.m. Entombment will be at Greenleaf Memorial Park.

Arrangements are by Pollock-Best Funerals and Cremations.

William R. Dawson Jr.

Feb. 19, 1937-June 9, 2019

William Richard “Bill” Dawson Jr., 82, died Tuesday at home.

Funeral will be 11 a.m. Friday in Shumate-Faulk memorial chapel, with the Rev. Jim Willoughby officiating

Born in Durham County, he was the son of the late William Richard Sr. and Mary Ellen Maples Dawson. He was married to Kay B. Dawson.

He is survived by three daughters.

Visitation will follow the service at the funeral home.

Darryl J. Ford

May 21, 1964-July 5, 2019

Darryl Jerome Ford, 55, Pikeville, died Friday at UNC Rex Health Care, Raleigh.

Funeral will be Saturday at Little Rock Church of Christ. Interment will be at Golden Gate Cemetery.

He was born in Wayne County May 21, 1964, to the late James Arthur and Linda Green Ford. He was married to Sherry Reid Ford.

He is survived by two daughters.

Visitation will be 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, with the family present 6 to 7, at Howell Funeral Home and Crematory.

Robert L. Heye

April 18, 1950-July 6, 2019

Robert “Rob” Lynn Heye, 69, died Saturday at home.

He was born in Omaha, Neb., April 18, 1950, to the late Clyde Monroe and Josephine Marie Heye. He was married to Kathe Heye.

He is survived by a daughter.

Visitation will be noon to 3 p.m. Saturday at 208 Natchez Drive, Raeford.

Arrangements are by Howell Funeral Home and Crematory.

Lillie C. Herring Larkin

Died July 5, 2019

Lillie Carole Herring Larkin, 81, Teachey, died Friday at home.

Graveside service will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Duplin Memorial Garden, Teachey, with Dr. Ray Kennedy officiating.

She is survived by three sons and two daughters.

Arrangements are by Rose Hill Funeral Home Service.

Annie P. Boney Carr

Died July 7, 2019

Annie Pearl Boney Carr, 77, Rose Hill, died Sunday at Vidant Medical Center, Greenville.

Funeral will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Rose Hill Funeral Home chapel, Rose Hill. Interment will be at Brinson-Brown Cemetery, Warsaw.

She is survived by three sons and four daughters.

Visitation will be 6 to 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Dorothy M. Raynor

Died July 4, 2019

Dorothy Mae Raynor, 90, 597 Elmore St., Mount Olive, died Thursday at home.

Funeral will be Friday at Mount Gilead Missionary Baptist Church, with pastor Michael McDougald officiating. Burial will be at Wayne Memorial Park.

Born in Wayne County, she was the daughter of the late Johnnie and Anna Lamb Faison, and wife of the late William Morise Raynor.

She is survived by two daughters.

Visitation will be 3 to 6 p.m. Thursday at Garris Funeral Home chapel and an hour prior to funeral Friday at the church.

Arrangements are by Garris Funeral Home.

James Green

James Green, 57, Newton Grove, died at Wake Med Center.

Arrangements are pending at Haskins Funeral Home and Cremations.