Edward Maurice Stevens

Edward Maurice Stevens

Edward Maurice Stevens

A homegoing celebration for Edward Maurice Stevens will be held at Contending for the Faith Church Ministries, 1006 Academy St., Wilson, N.C., June 18, 2019, at 11 a.m. The committal service will follow in Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery, 2800 Nash St. North, Wilson, N.C. Dr. Dameion Royal will deliver the words of comfort.

Maurice, as he was affectionately called, was born Oct. 8, 1984, in Wilson, N.C.

He was reared in Wilson and Wayne County, receiving the bulk of his formal education with the Wilson County Public School System. He was a 2003 graduate of James Baxter Hunt High School. He later received his Bachelor of Science degree from East Carolina University.

He was preceded in death by his father, Edward Carlton Stevens.

Precious memories will be in the hearts and minds of all who knew and loved him.

Among his survivors are his daughter, the apple of his eye, Kaycie Barrow; his loving mother, Carol Stevens; his brother and sister, Carlton Jr. and Andrea; his nieces and nephews, whom he simply adored, Brittany, Christian, Carlton Jr., Mia, Will and Jade; several aunts, uncles, great-aunts and great-uncles; and many other relatives and friends, including his godbrother, whom he loved like a brother, Marquette Applewhite.

A public visitation will be held Monday, June 17, 2019, from 3 to 7 p.m. at Stevens Funeral Home, 1820 Martin Luther King Jr. Pkwy., Wilson, N.C. At other times, the family will be receiving friends at 4512 Hatcher Lane, Wilson, N.C.

Condolences may be posted at www.stevensfamilyfuneralhome.com or emailed to stevensfuenralhome3@gmail.com.


Kay Braswell Stewart

Kay Braswell Stewart

Kay Braswell Stewart

Aug. 23, 1949-June 13, 2019

Kay Braswell Stewart, 69, Smithfield, passed away suddenly Thursday, June 13, 2019, at UNC Hospital in Chapel Hill.

Kay was born in Johnston County Aug. 23, 1949, to Madeline Pilkington Braswell of Smithfield and the late Dewey Roland Braswell.

For many years, Kay worked as a hairstylist in Smithfield, and later retired as a teacher’s assistant with Princeton Elementary School in Princeton after many years of service. Kay enjoyed the opportunities given to her by helping to impact the lives of so many children through the years.

Above all, she loved spending time with her family and friends, especially her precious grandchildren. She will be missed.

The family will receive friends Monday, June 17, 2019, from 5 to 6 p.m. at Seymour Funeral Home, followed by a service to celebrate Kay’s life at 6 p.m. in the chapel. Interment will be in Hephzibah Baptist Church Cemetery in Princeton.

In addition to her mother, Kay is survived by her son, Daniel Stewart and fianceé, Noemi; grandchildren, Clayton and Madi Stewart; brother, Ronald Braswell and wife, Nancy; sister, Peggy Lumsden and husband, Treve; and several nieces and nephews she loved very much.

She is also survived by her dear friend and companion, Bruce Riggott.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given in Kay’s memory to a charity of choice or please perform an act of kindness for a child with Kay in mind.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.seymourfuneralhome.com.


Goldie M. Kennedy

Goldie M. Kennedy

Goldie M. Kennedy

Jan. 26, 1946-June 15, 2019

Goldie Marie Kennedy passed peacefully at Kitty Askins Hospice Center early Saturday morning.

She was preceded in death by her son, Brian J. Keith; her sister, Clover Lancaster; her mother, Edna Lewis; her grandmother, Ella Blalock; and her very special friend, Lt. Col. Lewis C. Keith Sr.

Goldie loved fishing, spending time outside and NASCAR. She was a Jimmy Johnson fan from his first race.

She loved her pets, especially her dogs.

At her request, no formal funeral services will be held.

Goldie is survived by her son, Lewis C. Keith Jr. and wife, Dinorah, and her grandsons, Lewis C. Keith III and Joseph D. Keith.

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be directed to the Wayne County Humane Society, P.O. Box 821, Goldsboro, N.C., 27530.

Shumate-Faulk Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the Kennedy family, and online condolences may be sent to www.shumate-faulk.com.


James L. Benjamin Jr.

Died June 9, 2019

James Lewis Benjamin Jr., 2901 Noah Court, Greenville, died June 9 at Vidant Medical Center

Funeral will be 3 p.m. Saturday at Trinity Memorial Funeral Home chapel.

Visitation will be an hour prior to the service.

Beth Bass

Aug. 10, 1966-June 13, 2019

Susan Elizabeth “Beth” Bass, Kenly, died Thursday at UNC Hospitals, Chapel Hill.

Funeral will be 2 p.m. Monday in the chapel of Kenly Funeral Service, with the Rev. David Currie officiating. Burial will be in Kenly Cemetery.

She was born in Wilson County Aug. 10, 1966, to Sue Harrell Bass of Kenly and the late Nathan Gray Bass.

Visitation will be 6 to 8 tonight at the funeral home.

Margaret F. Armwood

Sept. 17, 1932-June 12, 2019

Margaret F. Armwood, 86, 105B Johnson Place, Mount Olive, died Wednesday in Kitty Askins Hospice Center.

Funeral will be noon Tuesday at Northeast Original Free Will Baptist Church. Burial will be in Carver Memorial Park.

She was born Sept. 17, 1932, in Wayne County to William and Henrietta Stevens Faison.

She is survived by seven children.

Visitation Tuesday an hour prior to the service at the church, with the family present. The family will assemble at 304 E. Pollock St., Mount Olive for the funeral procession.

Arrangements are by Haskins Funeral Home and Cremations.

Diana Wade Hodges Lassiter

May 30, 1954-June 2, 2019

Diana “Rudy” Wade Hodges Lassiter, 65, 202 James St., LaGrange, died June 2 at Vidant Medical Center from injuries sustained in an accident.

Funeral will be 1 p.m. Thursday at J.B. Rhodes Funeral Home and Cremations. Burial will be at Golden Gate Memorial Gardens.

She was born May 30, 1954, in Wayne County to Glory White and Larry Wade.

Visitation will be 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. The family will receive friends at the home of her brother, Jimmy Wade, 911 E. Walnut St., Goldsboro, where it will assemble for the funeral procession.

Billy K. Owens

April 6, 1952-June 13, 2019

Billy Kay Owens, 67, Jason community, LaGrange, died Thursday.

Memorial service was held at Jason Fire Department Saturday.

He was born April 6, 1952, to the late Sidney Sr. and Gladys Civils Owens.

He is survived by two sons.

Arrangements are by Rouse Funeral Home, LaGrange.

Wanda L. Lucas

Oct. 17, 1961-June 13, 2019

Wanda Lucas, 57, died Thursday.

Visitation will be at Shumate-Faulk Funeral Home 11 a.m. Monday, followed by a memorial service at 107 Carraway Creek Drive.

Emma D. Carlton

Emma D. Carlton, 54, 316 S. Johnson St., Mount Olive, died June 9 at home.

Arrangements are pending at Majestic Funeral Home and Cremations, Elizabethtown.

Lillian Tate Outlaw

Lillian Tate Outlaw, 91, 706 S. Andrews Ave., died Friday at UNC Chapel Hill Hospital.

Arrangements are pending at Haskins Funeral Home and Cremations.

Eddie Joyner

Eddie Joyner, 67, Wilson, died Friday at Wilson Medical Center.

Arrangements are pending at Stevens Funeral Home, Wilson.

Latasha S. Werts

Latasha Shafon Werts, 40, 104 S. Allegheny Place, Dudley, died Wednesday at home.

Arrangements are pending at J.B. Rhodes Funeral Home and Cremations.