Mr. Albin Jansen ‘Al’ Carlson

Mr. Albin Jansen ‘Al’ Carlson

Mr. Albin Jansen ‘Al’ Carlson

March 12, 1936-June 20, 2019

Mr. Albin Jansen “Al” Carlson, 83, Snow Hill, died Thursday evening, June 20, 2019, at Lenoir UNC Health Care in Kinston.

A native of Franklin County, Vt., Al was born March 12, 1936, the son of Carl Albin and Florieta Carlson.

Al entered the United States Army in 1955, and served for more than 20 years, retiring Aug. 31, 1975, at the rank of sergeant first class.

Not one to be idle, he then ventured into a second career with Eastern Elevator.

Al remained engaged in veterans’ affairs as an active member of the American Legion, where he served as post commander of Post 94 and Post 11.

His retirement years granted opportunities for him and his wife to travel extensively and indulge themselves in time spent with their family.

Al is survived by his wife, Nancy Brewer Carlson; children, Scott Alan Carlson of Pikeville, Wayne Edwin Carlson (Rhonda) of Greenville, Mark Jansen Carlson of Dudley and Anne Elizabeth Powell (Rick) of Fleming Island, Fla.; grandchildren, Lacey Anne Gunn of Marlow, Okla., and Marina Jansen Richards of Grantham; stepgrandson, John Clark Evans of Greenville; great-grandchildren, Kahlyn Gunn, Ashlyn Gunn, Dilyn Gunn and Easton Richards; and his siblings, Anne Prest of California, Una McCreary of Florida, Nick Carlson of California, Hugh Fish (Pat) of Cary, Marian Fish Rappaport (Richard) of Oregon and Sally Knox Ziemendorf of New York.

Funeral services with military honors will be held graveside 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 26, at Snow Hill Cemetery, with the Rev. Steven Gay and Mr. J. Ray Edmundson officiating.

The family will receive friends Sunday, June 23, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Taylor-Tyson Funeral Service.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the Army Historical Foundation, P.O. Box 96281, Washington, D.C., 20090-6281.

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Peter Benton

Peter Benton

Peter Benton

Nov. 13, 1944-June 21, 2019

Ben Shelton “Peter” Benton, 74, Pikeville, passed away Friday at his home surrounded by his family.

Peter was born in Wayne County Nov. 13, 1944, to the late Johnny Ransom Benton and Bernice Frances Lane Benton.

He proudly served his country in the United States Army.

Peter worked with Coble Dairy for 20 years, and retired from National Welders Supply Co. after 21 years of service.

He was a member of Pikeville Pentecostal Free Will Baptist Church.

The family will receive friends Sunday, June 23, 2019, from 5 to 6 p.m. at Pikeville Pentecostal Free Will Baptist Church, followed by a service to celebrate Peter’s life at 6 p.m., with pastor Mark Whitfield and the Rev. Dr. Don Sauls officiating. Interment will be at noon Monday, June 24, 2019, in Eastern Carolina State Veterans Cemetery with military honors.

Peter is survived by his wife, Mary M. Benton; children, Wayne Shelton Benton and wife, Cyndy, of Snow Hill, Scott Daniel Tadlock and wife, Toni, of Pikeville, Vicky Lancaster and husband, Eric, of Pikeville and Steven Christian Tadlock and wife, Michelle, of Goldsboro; brother, Billy Ray Benton and wife, Joyce, of Fremont; sister, Sara Frances Hales and husband, Earl, of Pikeville; 10 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

He is also survived by his best friend, Kenneth Howell of Pikeville, and mother-in-law, Mary Elizabeth Buck Monk of the home.

Flowers are welcome or memorials may be made to Pikeville Pentecostal Free Will Baptist Church, 336 Nahunta Road, Pikeville, N.C., 27863.

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Donald E. Hall

Donald E. Hall

Donald E. Hall

April 10, 1938-June 22, 2019

Donald Edward Hall, 81, Dudley area resident, passed away suddenly Saturday morning, June 22, at his home.

There will be visitation at Tyndall Funeral Home in Mount Olive Sunday, June 23, from 6 to 7 p.m.

Graveside rites will be held Monday, June 24, at 2 p.m. at Wayne Memorial Park.

Friends and family are also welcome to call at the residence.

Mr. Hall was retired from Sylvania in Smithfield, where he was employed in the engineering department.

In his retirement, he enjoyed farming.

He had a deep passion for his pickup of which he was meticulous, and was touted as having the cleanest truck in Wayne County.

Having served in the United States Army, he enjoyed Western TV shows.

He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Nellie Kelly Hall; a brother, Kenneth Hall and wife, Mary, of Dudley; nieces and nephews, including Vicky Hill, Phyllis Tucker and husband, Billy, and Wendy Stroud and husband, Harvey, all of Mount Olive, Adam Vinson (with his son, Easton) of Goldsboro, Amanda V. Kirby and husband, Travis, of Fremont, Lance Hall and wife, Robin, Ken Hall, Christy Hall and Alicia Davis all of Dudley; in-laws, Bobby Kelly and wife, Frances, and Nancy K. Brock all of Mount Olive and Sadie K. Edwards of Seven Springs; special friends, who were like sons, Frank Hines and Randy Lee both of Dudley; and other nieces, nephews and loved ones.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Marvin D. Hall and Callie Bliss Howell Hall; a sister, Audrey Coley; and several nephews.

A Tyndall service.


Doris Jean Miller

Doris Jean Miller

Doris Jean Miller

June 2, 1930-June 21, 2019

Doris Jean Miller, 89, Goldsboro, passed away peacefully Friday, June 21, 2019, at Kitty Askins Hospice Center in Goldsboro.

Mrs. Miller was born in Kentucky June 2, 1930, to the late Edward and Ruby Jewel Gonyer. She was married to the late Joseph J. Miller III for 46 years.

Mrs. Miller was a mother of five, grandmother of four and great-grandmother of three.

She was a faithful volunteer of the Women’s Auxiliary and PTA president.

She is survived by her loving children, David H. Miller and wife, Ellen, of Gaithersburg, Md., Andrew H. Miller of Goldsboro, Joseph J. Miller IV of Apex, Catherine M. Howell of LaGrange and Heather L. Miller of Goldsboro; four grandchildren, Jason Miller, Michelle M. Stramella and husband, Scott, Daniel Miller and Catie Miller Burnette and husband, George; and three great-grandchildren.

In keeping with her nature, funeral services are private and for immediate family only.

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


Kenneth Evans

Kenneth Evans

Kenneth Evans

Died April 18, 2019

Kenneth Evans, 67, peacefully passed away April 18, 2019, at the University of Maryland, Charles Regional Medical Center, in LaPlata, Md.

He was born in Mount Olive, N.C., to the late Frances Kornegay Evans and Charlie Evans.

Visitation and services for Kenneth were held in LaPlata, Md., May 4, 2019. He will be laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va., Thursday, 10 a.m., July 11, 2019.

The family is serviced by Raymond Funeral Service, P.A., 5636 Washington Ave., LaPlata, Md., 20646.

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David O. Oates Sr.

Died June 13, 2019

David Odell Oates Sr., 81, 3750 River Road, Vanceboro, died June 13 at Johnston County Medical Center, Smithfield.

Funeral will be 3 p.m. today at St. James Church of Christ Disciples of Christ. Burial will be in Staton Cemetery, Vanceboro.

He was married to Cassie S. Oates.

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

Arrangements are by Trinity Memorial Funeral Home Inc., Kinston.

Shakori J. Berry

April 3, 1993-June 18, 2019

Shakori Jane’ Berry, 26, 15 Rolling Meadows Drive, Clayton, died Tuesday at home.

Funeral will be 2 p.m. Monday in Holy Ghost Cathedral. Burial will be in Jones Memorial Cemetery.

She was born April 3, 1993, in Duplin County to David Gainey and Tynia Berry Bunch.

She is survived by two children.

The family will assemble at 711 E. James St., Mount Olive, for the funeral procession.

Arrangements are by Haskins Funeral Home and Cremations.

Reginald Herring

Died June 19, 2019

Reginald Herring, 66, Rose Hill, died Wednesday.

Funeral will be 11 a.m. Monday at Hawes Funeral Home chapel, Warsaw. Interment will be in St. Louis Cemetery, Chinquapin.

Daniel L. Darden

Died June 18, 2019

Daniel L. Darden, 73, 200 Hack Drive, Dudley, died Tuesday at home.

Funeral will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at The House of Prayer, with apostle Michael Artis officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Visitation will be 3 to 6 p.m. Monday at Apostle D.L. McIntyre Memorial Chapel and an hour prior to the service at the church.

Thaddeus L. Moore

Died June 20, 2019

Thaddeus Lee Moore, 77, Kenansville, died Thursday at Vidant Medical Center, Greenville.

Funeral will be noon Tuesday at Church of God and True Holiness, with elder Lynn Beanum officiating. Interment will be at Hall Family Cemetery, Beulaville.

He was married to Patricia Laury Moore.

He is survived by two sons and a stepson.

Visitation will be 11 a.m. to noon Tuesday at the church.

Arrangements are by Rose Hill Funeral Home.

Alvin D. Vick

Died June 17, 2019

Alvin D. “Duecy” Vick, 58, died Monday at Kitty Askins Hospice Center.

Funeral will be noon Monday at The Place of Refuge Ministries Inc., with pastor Greg Jones Sr. officiating. Interment will be in Resthaven at Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery.

Visitation will be an hour before the service.

Arrangements are by Smith-Holloway Memorial Funeral Services LLC.

James E. Swinson

James “Jimmy” Earl Swinson, 72, died Friday at home.

Arrangements are pending at Howell Funeral Home and Crematory.

Gloria Barnes

Gloria Barnes, 74, 509 Grace St., Wilson, died Friday at home.

Arrangements are pending at Stevens Funeral Home, Wilson.

Eugene A. Taylor Jr.

Eugene Arthur Taylor Jr., 76, died Friday while vacationing at Atlantic Beach.

Arrangements are pending at Seymour Funeral Home and Cremation Service.

Jimmy Beasley

Jimmy Beasley, 51, died Friday at home.

Arrangements are pending at Seymour Funeral Home and Cremation Service.