Ann Sullivan Smith
Dec. 3, 1944-June 19, 2019
Ann Rosson Sullivan Smith, age 74, passed peacefully on Wednesday, June 19, at Wayne UNC hospital.
Born in Wilmington, N.C., she was the daughter of the late Charles Aaron and Dorothy Elizabeth Mooring Sullivan, and sister of the late Charles Aaron Sullivan Jr.
One of four children, she was raised in Nahunta, N.C., and married Jack Dixon Smith Sr. on Aug. 30, 1961. She was the owner of Ann’s Beauty Shop in Rosewood and was a former EMT with Johnston Ambulance Service. A life-long resident of Wayne County, Ann was a 1977 charter member of the Rosewood Jayceettes and a member of Pine Forest United Methodist Church.
Ann loved to paint, crochet, bake and go fishing. Growing flowers and going to the beach were some of her other passions, as was singing with her sisters. Most of all, she loved her sweetheart of 57 ½ years, her husband, Jack. She was dedicated to her family; her children, grandchildren and great grandchild were the apples of her eye. She was a people person and was always excited to help others, including the promotion of teaching women to do self-breast exams.
A service to celebrate her life will be held on Sunday, June 23, at 4 p.m. at Pine Forest UMC with the Rev. Madison Hankal officiating. Burial will follow at Pine Forest Church cemetery. The family will visit with friends before the service at 2 p.m. in the church fellowship hall.
In addition to her husband Jack, Ann is survived by her children, Jack Smith Jr. and wife, Angelia, Cynthia Smith Cuddington and husband, Alan, Terrie Smith Braxton and husband, Donel, Jennifer Smith Strickland and husband, Billy II; sisters, Dorothy Sullivan Keen and Catherine “Cathy” Sullivan Neese; 11 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Arrangements are with Evergreen Funeral Home, Cemetery and Cremation.
S. Russell Holmes
March 29, 1950-June 19, 2019
Stanley Russell Holmes, 69, of the Brock’s Chapel section near Mount Olive, passed away Wednesday afternoon, June 19, at Vidant Duplin Hospital.
Russell was retired from the United States Air Force, and was also a retired airlines logistics manager.
He is survived by a son, Kevin Holmes; a daughter, Michelle Holmes; and a granddaughter, Savannah Michelle Holmes, all of Mount Olive; three sisters, Linda H. Gruebel, Cathy H. Graham and Rose H. Hudson and husband, Joe, all of Mount Olive; five brothers, Joe Holmes and wife, Joyce, of Mount Olive, Jackie Holmes, of Dudley, Mike Holmes and wife, Joyce, of Calypso, Ricky Holmes and Steve Holmes, both of Mount Olive; a sister-in-law, Florence Holmes, of Ellaville, Ga.; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, James Russell “Sonny” and Clara Bell Brock Holmes; an infant brother, Dennis Lee Holmes; and a brother, James Wade Holmes.
A Tyndall service.
Tishan D. Geigher
Aug. 21, 1984-June 7, 2019
Tishan Davon Geigher, 34, died June 7.
Funeral will be Saturday at noon at St. James AME Zion Church, Goldsboro. Burial will be in Golden Gate Memorial Gardens, Pikeville.
He was born Aug. 21, 1984, in Wayne County to Pamela Geigher and John Thomas Woodard.
He is survived by his children.
Visitation will be Saturday from 11 a.m. to noon at the church.
Arrangements are by J.B. Rhodes Funeral Home and Cremations of Goldsboro.
Died June 16, 2019
Andrew “Coot” Roach, 91, died Sunday at home.
Funeral will be Sunday at 2 p.m. Piney Grove Freewill Baptist Church, 335 Riverside Road, Grifton. Burial will be in the Chapman Family Cemetery, Joe Gardner Road, Grifton.
He was born in Craven County to Alonza and Minnie Strickland Roach.
He is survived by his daughter.
Visitation will be Saturday from 4:30 to 7 p.m. at Loftin Memorial-J.B. Rhodes Funeral Home, Kinston.
Dawn M. Stoner
Nov. 18, 1973-June 19, 2019
Dawn Marie Cooke Stoner, 45, died Wednesday at home.
Funeral will be Sunday at 4 p.m. at Kenly Funeral and Cremation Service.
She was born Nov. 18, 1973, in Wayne County to Bonnie Marie Blizzard and the late William Henry Cooke. She was married to Shawn Stoner.
She is survived by her son.
Visitation will be Sunday 3 to 4 p.m. at the funeral home.
Died June 14, 2019
Eddie Joyner, 67, of Wilson, died June 14 at Wilson Medical Center.
Funeral will be Saturday at noon at Saint Paul Church of Christ, Wilson.
Visitation will be on Friday from 1 to 6 p.m. at Stevens Funeral Home.
Annie M. Swinson
Died June 14, 2019
Annie Mae Swinson, 78, of Wilson, died June 14 at Wilson Medical Center.
Funeral will be Sunday at 2 p.m. at Stevens Funeral Home.
Visitation will be Friday from 1 to 5 p.m. at the funeral home.
Rejanie A. Pearce
Died June 15, 2019
Rejanie Ann Pearce, 55, of 616 Millbrook St., Selma, died Saturday at Wake Medical Center.
Funeral will be Saturday at 2 p.m. at Stevens Funeral Home.
Visitation will be Saturday from 1 to 2 p.m. at the funeral home.
Died June 16, 2019
Nathan Battle Jr., 78, of 3710 Ashbrook Dr., Apt. 119, Wilson, died Sunday at Curis of Wilson Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.
Funeral will be Sunday at 1:30 p.m. at Contending for fhe Faith Church Ministries, Wilson.
Visitation will be Saturday from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at Stevens Funeral Home.
John C. Joyner
Died June 18, 2019
John Clifton Joyner, 79, of 203 W. Wilson St., Elm City, died Tuesday at home.
Funeral will be Saturday at 1 p.m. at First Missionary Baptist Church, Elm City.
Visitation will be Friday from 1 to 6 p.m. at Stevens Funeral Home.
Claude R. Jernigan
Died June 19, 2019
Claude R. Jernigan Jr., 84, died Wednesday.
Funeral will be Friday at 11 a.m. at Fairview Cemetery.
Arrangements are by Rouse Funeral Home.
John E. Darden
Aug. 20, 1943-June 19, 2019
John Edward Darden Jr., 75, of 116 Hopesway Dr., Dudley, died Wednesday at Wayne UNC Health Care.
Funeral will be Saturday at 2 p.m. in the James T. Haskins Memorial Chapel of Haskins Funeral Home. Burial will be in Old Mill Cemetery.
He was born Aug. 20, 1943, in Sampson County to John Sr. and Essie Pearl Hobbs Darden.
He is survived by six children.
Visitation will be Saturday one hour prior to the funeral at the funeral home.
Daniel L. Darden
Daniel Lee Darden, 73, of 200 Hack Dr., Dudley, died Tuesday at home.
Arrangements are pending at McIntyre Funeral Home.
Rosa M. Crawford
Rosa M. Crawford, 94, died Thursday at home.
Arrangements are pending at Britt Funeral Home and Cremation Service.
Anthony L. Hollowell
Anthony Lee Hollowell, 55, of Princeton, died Tuesday at home.
Arrangements are pending at Casey Funeral Home and Cremations.