Wanda Hayes Seate

Wanda Hayes Seate

Wanda Hayes Seate

Nov. 15, 1949-May 31, 2019

Wanda Hayes Seate went to be with the Lord Friday, May 31, 2019, at the age of 69.

She was born in Durham County Nov. 15, 1949, and was a graduate of Northern Durham High School and Craven Community College.

She was baptized, confirmed her faith and was a faithful member of Mount Sylvan United Methodist Church during her childhood and teen years.

Early in life, she aspired to be a pastor’s wife. She married Billy Fenton Seate Nov. 23, 1967, and fulfilled her dream after he earned his Master of Divinity degree and Doctor of Ministry degree, and was ordained as a Methodist minister.

Wanda’s second love was family. She aspired to be a mother, and dearly loved her two children, Amy and Adam.

Her life was further enhanced when she became the “MiMi” of Jacob, Landon, Nathan and Aaron.

Wanda was the fourth born, youngest surviving child of Lantie Lee and Annie Louise Hayes.

She faithfully and actively loved and enjoyed her parents, siblings and their families all her life.

Wanda’s third love and vocation was forming and teaching children. She served as a Sunday school teacher, and worked as a teacher’s assistant in the various places wherever Billy’s ministry carried them.

She loved, cared for and taught all children equally. Wanda’s trademark characteristics include a genuine beauty — inside and out — and an active love that was deep, kind and selfless.

She was a faithful, committed wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, sister, aunt, cousin, neighbor and friend. She will be sorely missed and never forgotten.

Wanda is survived by her husband, the Rev. Dr. Billy Fenton Seate; two children, the Rev. Adam Fenton Seate and his wife, Jennifer, and Amy Faith Seate Quigley and her husband, Jay; four grandchildren, Jacob Wesley Seate, Landon James Quigley, Nathan Hayes Quigley and Aaron Fenton Seate; brothers-in-law, Jimmy Seate and his wife, Sara, and George Timberlake; sister-in-law, Brenda Hayes; as well as several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by siblings, Cordelia Hayes Tucker, Foy Carlton Hayes, Carol Hayes Painter and Dennis Milton Hayes.

A celebration of the life of Wanda Hayes Seate will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 8, 2019, at Englewood United Methodist Church, located at 300 S. Circle Drive, Rocky Mount, N.C., 27804, preceded by visitation at 1 p.m.

Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.wclfh.com.

Watkins Cooper Lyon Funeral Home is caring for the Seate family.


John Gaston Peacock Jr.

John Gaston Peacock Jr.

John Gaston Peacock Jr.

Jan. 20, 1942-May 29, 2019

John Gaston Peacock Jr., 77, Goldsboro, passed away suddenly on Wednesday, May 29, 2019, at his home.

John was born in Edgecombe County on Jan. 20, 1942, to the late John Gaston Peacock Sr. and Julia Brown Peacock. For many years, John worked in sales, which afforded him the opportunity to meet many great people. John had a wonderful sense of humor and never took himself too seriously. He was devoted to his family and his church, St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church.

A service to celebrate John’s life will be held at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, June 5, 2019. at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church with the Rev. Ray Hanna presiding. The family will greet friends immediately following the service in the parish hall. A private interment for the family will be on the family plot at Elmwood Cemetery in Fremont.

John is survived by his children, Elizabeth Peacock Bossert, John Gaston Peacock III, and Julia Taylor Peacock; grandchildren, Emma Chase Bossert, Julia Schmitt, Sara Michel, Jonas Michel, Johnny Ryan Peacock, Alexander Lee Peacock and Joshua Taylor Peacock; a great-grandchild, Jax Manolo Peacock; sister, Julia Bates Toone; and various cousins, nieces and nephews he loved very much.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be given to St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, P. O. Box 984, Goldsboro, N.C., 27530.

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


Odis L. Parks

May 26, 1946-May 31, 2019

Odis Lee Parks, 73, 1426 Alpha Drive, Kinston, died Friday at UNC Lenoir Health Care.

Funeral will be noon Wednesday at Jerusalem Free Will Baptist Church. Entombment will be in Pinelawn Cemetery, Kinston.

He was born May 26, 1946, in Wayne County to Juke “Sam” and Mary Lofton Parks. He was married to Mary Parks.

He is survived by two children.

Visitation 2 to 6 p.m. Tuesday at Haskins Funeral Home and Cremations. At other times, the family will receive friends at home, where it will assemble for the funeral procession.

Fayez Juma

Dec. 4, 1991-May 30, 2019

Fayez Juma, 27, 3441 Regiment Drive, Fayetteville, died Thursday in UNC Lenoir Memorial Health Care.

Funeral will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses. Burial will be in Woodland Friends Cemetery.

He was born Dec. 4, 1991, in Baton Rouge, La., to Booker and Linda Obwa Juma.

Visitation noon to 1:15 p.m. Wednesday, with the family present, at Haskins Funeral Home and Cremations.

Marilyn Artis

Marilyn D. Artis, 58, Hookerton, died Thursday at Vidant Medical Center.

Funeral will be held on Thursday at 1 p.m. at Maury Chapel FWB Church. Interment will follow in the Artis Cemetery in Grifton.

Visitation will be Wednesday from 6 to 7 p.m. at S. Connor Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, Snow Hill.

Katherine A. Pearsall

Died May 22, 2019

Katherine Ann Pearsall, 59, 101 Mincy Court, Mount Olive, died May 22 at Wayne UNC Health Care.

Born in Wayne County, she was the daughter of the late Ruby Asalee Pearsall Bizzell and Willie Wright.

Funeral will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Winn Chapel Missionary Baptist Church. Burial will follow in Carver Cemetery.

Visitation will be held today from 3 to 6 p.m. at Garris Funeral Home Chapel.

James R. Bizzell

Died May 25, 2019

James Rapheal Bizzell, 69, 2532 Emmaus Church Road, Dudley, died May 25.

Born in Wayne County, he was the son of the late John R. Bizzell and Naomi Faison Bizzell.

Funeral will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Garris Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Anthony Flow officiating.

Five children survive.

Cornelius L. Hammond

Died May 22, 2019

South Carolina — Cornelius Lavern Hammond, 68, South Carolina, died May 22.

Viewing will be Tuesday from 9 to 10 a.m. at Garris Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow immediately after the viewing at Carver Cemetery.

Born in Andrews, S.C., he was the son of the late Clifton Hammond and Clara Oates Hammond.

Nikki Kornegay

Nikki Kornegay, 44, 720 Stanley Chapel Road, Mount Olive, died Saturday at home.

Arrangements are pending at Haskins Funeral Home and Cremations.

Elmar Jones

Elmar Jones, 84, 1731 E. Holly St., Apt. B, died Friday at Brian Center Health and Rehabilitation.

Arrangements are pending at Trinity Memorial Funeral Home, Kinston.

Corintha Lewis

Corintha J. Lewis, 25, 855 Craven Middle School Road, New Bern, died Wednesday at CarolinaEast Medical Center, New Bern.

Arrangements are pending at Trinity Memorial Funeral Home.

David Taylor

David M. Taylor, 61, died Sunday.

Arrangements are pending at Smith-Holloway Memorial Funeral Service.

Odell Lewis

Deacon Odell Lewis, 87, of Virginia, formerly of Goldsboro, died Sunday at Riverside Hospital in Newport News, Virginia.

Arrangements are pending at Haskins Funeral Home and Cremations.