John “Jack” Edward Curl Jr.

John ‘Jack’ Edward Curl Jr.

John ‘Jack’ Edward Curl Jr.

July 18, 1926-May 22, 2019

John “Jack” E. Curl Jr. was born in Philadelphia, Pa., to Rebecca Mae (nee McKelvey) and John E. Curl Sr.

Jack proudly served aboard the USS Oglethorpe during World War II and as a reservist for eight years.

Following his active duty, Jack married his childhood sweetheart, Doris Daniel, June 2, 1951.

In Pennsylvania and New Jersey, Jack served his local communities in many ways.

He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Artisans, a 71-year member of the American Legion, a town councilman, a Boy Scout troop leader, served on the local board of the American Red Cross and Special Olympics and was an office holder in his local chapter of Lions Clubs International, including deputy district governor of District 16C.

In 1990, he and his wife retired to Goldsboro, N.C., where Jack served as Santa for Downtown Lights Up of Goldsboro and a 20-year run as Santa for the Empty Stocking Fund.

Jack also became involved in the local chapter of Lions Clubs International, where he served most notably as one of the longest serving club treasurers. He was honored to serve on the board of directors for Lions Industries for the Blind in Kinston until his death.

Jack was awarded the Melvin P. Jones Fellow for “Dedicated Humanitarian Services” to Lions Clubs International Foundation, as well as the John L. Stickley Fellow for “Dedicated Humanitarian Services” to North Carolina Lions Clubs International.

In his spare time, Jack enjoyed singing in his church choir and the church quartet, watching NASCAR races and watching the Carolina Panthers and Atlanta Braves games.

Jack was preceded in death by his mother, Rebecca M., and his father, John E. Curl Sr.

His loving wife of almost 68 years, Doris, is left to treasure the memories of a lifetime shared with her childhood sweetheart.

He is also survived by his son, John E. III (Teresa); son, Robert A. (Alice); daughter, Debra J.; grandchildren, Daniel J. (Kara-Anne), Matthew R. (Janna), Ian M., Justin T. (Daniela), Casey A. (Jeromy), Elizabeth A. and Sean P. (Alisha); great-grandchildren, Hunter B., Callen L., Jack P., Charlie W. and Colton P.; his special son, Steve; adoptive daughter, Kelly; and many loving cousins and friends.

A celebration of life, including military honors, will take place at St. Luke United Methodist Church of Goldsboro Saturday, June 22, 2019, at 1 p.m.

The family will receive guests directly following the service in the fellowship hall. Light refreshments will be offered.

The family requests that, in lieu of flowers, please make donations to St. Luke United Methodist Church,1608 E. Pine St., Goldsboro, N.C., 27530, or Lions Industries for the Blind, P.O. Box 2001, Kinston, N.C., 28502.

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

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William N. Peck Jr.

William N. Peck Jr.

William N. Peck Jr.

Sept. 24, 1947-May 25, 2019

William “Bill” N. Peck Jr., 71, passed away Saturday, May 25, 2019, at his home in Lake Worth, Fla.

Bill was born in Martin’s Ferry, Ohio, Sept. 24, 1947, to the late William N. Peck Sr. and Nellie Gray Holmes Peck.

He graduated from Beaufort High School, and proudly served his country in the United States Army from 1965 to 1969. Bill served two tours in Vietnam as a medical assistant. He was very proud of his service.

Bill had a great love for sports of all kinds. He especially enjoyed watching basketball and baseball.

Bill will be remembered as a kind, sweet man. He enjoyed his life and loved his family and his life partner, DeDe, and his black cat, Midnight. Bill enjoyed the simple life, and that’s the life he lived.

A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, June 3, 2019, at Holmes Family Cemetery in Indian Springs.

He is survived by his life partner of 28 years, Deborah Arden Will; brother and sister-in-law, David M. and Linda K. Peck; nieces and nephews, Melissa Ambriz, Jonathan Peck and Daniel Peck; and grandnieces and nephews, Hailey Burgower, Jacob Burgower, Jenna Peck and Charlotte Peck.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Cynthia Sue Peck; sister-in-law, Charlotte Hansford Peck; paternal grandparents, Monroe G. and Margaret West Peck; and maternal grandparents, John and Mittie Holmes.

Bill was loved dearly by his family, and will be forever in our hearts and memories.

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

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Perry Roger Willis Sr.

Perry Roger Willis Sr.

Perry Roger Willis Sr.

Oct. 10, 1936-May 30, 2019

Perry Roger Willis Sr., 82, Goldsboro, passed away Thursday, May 30, 2019, at the Brian Center.

Perry was born in Cumberland County Oct. 10, 1936, to the late Walter and Blanche Culbreth Willis.

He proudly served his country in the United States Navy, and retired after 22 years of faithful service.

Perry protected his country and her allies during the Vietnam War. His valor and skill were recognized with numerous decorations, including a Navy Commendation Medal.

Perry was a member of Faith Free Will Baptist Church.

The family will receive friends Monday, June 3, 2019, at Seymour Funeral Home from noon to 1 p.m., followed by a service at 1 p.m. to celebrate Perry’s life in the chapel, with the Rev. Walter Sloan and the Rev. Dann Patrick officiating. Interment will be at 2 p.m. in the Eastern Carolina State Veterans Cemetery.

Perry is survived by his wife, Anny Willis; son, Perry R. Willis Jr. and wife, Shelly, of Goldsboro; and two grandchildren, Arwen Willis and Gabe Willis.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given in his memory to Faith Free Will Baptist Church, 1200 W. Grantham St., Goldsboro, N.C., 27530.

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

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William Francis Walizer

March 19, 1953-May 30, 2019

William Francis Walizer, 66, Goldsboro, passed away Thursday, May 30, 2019, at Wayne UNC Health Care.

William was born in Germany March 19, 1953, to the late William Marlin Walizer and Mary Virginia Cox Walizer.

After graduating from East Carolina University, he proudly served his country in the United States Air Force. William lived his dream proudly serving as a pilot and flight instructor.

The family will receive friends Tuesday, June 4, 2019, from noon to 1:30 p.m. at Seymour Funeral Home, followed by a graveside service at 2 p.m. in Evergreen Memorial Cemetery.

William is survived by his siblings, Brenda Walizer and husband, Michael Nusz, of Arvada, Colo., Cindy Edwards and husband, Joey, of Goldsboro, Jay Walizer and wife, Colleen, of Stuart, Fla., Mary Helen Walizer and Curtis Walizer and partner, Doug Vass, of Raleigh; and a host of nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be given to St. Mary Catholic Parish, 1603 Edgerton St., Goldsboro, N.C., 27530.

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

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Donnie Lee Strickland

Oct. 8, 1951-May 31, 2019

Donnie Lee Strickland, 67, was born in Wayne County to the late Clifford Avery Strickland and the late Mary Lou Futrelle Strickland.

Donnie was also preceded in death by a sister, Connie Colvin.

He attended Tee’s Chapel Free Will Baptist Church.

A service to celebrate Donnie’s life will be held Monday evening at 7 p.m. at Shumate-Faulk Funeral Home, with the Rev. Dennis Pollock officiating.

Family members will greet friends at the funeral home from 6 to 7 p.m.

A committal service will be held Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. at Wayne Memorial Park.

Donnie is survived by his wife, Alice Faye Winstead Strickland; his son, Donnie Alan Strickland and his wife, Gretchen; a brother, Tommy Strickland; his sisters, Joanne Stancil and Patsy Wellington; a grandchild, Harper Grace Strickland; and his favorite dog, “Dutchess.”

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

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Donald J. Oliver

July 28, 1946-May 29, 2019

Donald Jackson Oliver, 72, Smithfield, died at the Brian Center, Clayton, Wednesday.

Funeral will be 7 p.m. Monday at Selma Church of God.

He was born in Durham County July 28, 1946, to the late Richard Patterson Jr. and Lucy Gladys Harper Oliver.

He is survived by a son and a daughter.

Visitation will be 6 to 7 p.m. Monday at the church.

Austin D. Parrish Jr.

April 24, 1952-May 29, 2019

Austin Douglas Parrish Jr., 67, died at UNC Johnston Health Wednesday.

Funeral was 11 a.m. Saturday at Parrish Memorial Baptist Church, with the Rev. Steven Walker officiating.

He was born April 24, 1952, in Johnston County to the late Austin Douglas Sr. and Myrtle Mae Parker Parrish.

David Lanier

Died May 23, 2019

David Lanier, 55, Angier, died May 23 at Duke Raleigh Hospital.

Funeral will be 11 a.m. Monday at St. Raphael Orthodox Church, Fuquay-Varina. Burial will be 2 p.m. at Fairview Cemetery, LaGrange.

Visitation will follow the service at the cemetery.

Arrangements are by Rouse Funeral Home, LaGrange.

Faye West

Nov. 19, 1989-May 28, 2019

Heather Faye West, 29, Kinston, died Tuesday.

Funeral will be private.

Born in Lenoir County Nov. 19, 1989, she was the daughter of Barbara Hall West and the late Lewis Wallace West.

Arrangements are by Rouse Funeral Home, LaGrange.

Shirley M. Perkins

April 24, 1960-May 29, 2019

Shirley May Perkins, 59, Princeton, died Wednesday at the home of her daughter.

Funeral will be held later.

She was born in Kentucky April 24, 1960, to the late Fred and Vanetta Turner Vaughn.

She is survived by a daughter and a son.

Arrangements are by Howell Funeral Home and Crematory.

Wilma L. Harvey

July 1, 1933-May 25, 2019

Wilma Lee Harvey, 85, 1100 S. John St., died May 25.

Funeral will be noon Monday at St. Paul Church of Christ Disciples of Christ, Wilson. Burial will be at Wayne Memorial Park.

She was born July 1, 1933, in Wayne County to Willie and Lou Bessie Cox Jones.

Visitation will be 3 to 6 tonight at J.B. Rhodes Funeral Home and Cremations.

Wanda Hayes Seate

Nov. 15, 1949-May 31, 2019

Wanda Seate, Rocky Mount, died Saturday.

Memorial service will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Englewood United Methodist Church, Rocky Mount.

She was born in Durham County. She was the wife of the Rev. Billy Fenton Seate.

She is survived by two children.

Fayez Juma

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

Arrangements are pending at Haskins Funeral Home and Cremations.

Frank S. Jordan

Frank S. Jordan, 96, died Friday at home.

Arrangements are pending at Howell Funeral Home and Crematory.

Maggie B. Rasberry

Maggie Belle Rasberry, 88, Wilson, died Friday at Wilson Medical Center.

Arrangements are pending at Stevens Funeral Home, Wilson.

Marilyn D. Artis

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

Arrangements are pending at S. Connor Memorial Funeral Home, Snow Hill.

Odis L. Parks

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

Arrangements are pending at Haskins Funeral Home and Cremations.

John Peacock Jr.

John Gaston Peacock Jr., 77, died Wednesday at home.

Arrangements are pending at Seymour Funeral Home and Cremation Service.

Kathleen A. Gay

Kathleen Ann Gay, 70, died Thursday at Kitty Askins Hospice Center.

Arrangements are pending at Seymour Funeral Home and Cremation Service.