Betsy A. Whitley

Sept. 23, 1928-June 26, 2019

Miss Betsy Ann Whitley, 90, passed away Wednesday, June 26, at Vidant Medical Center.

Graveside services will be held Saturday, June 29, at 11 a.m. at Forest Hills Cemetery in Nashville, N.C., with Jimmy Vinson offering words of remembrance.

Gifts to honor her memory may be made to the charity of one’s choice.

Miss Whitley, formerly of the Red Oak area of Nash County, had been a longtime resident of Richmond, Va.

She had retired from U.S. F and G Insurance Co., where she enjoyed a 30-year tenure as records clerk.

She was a member of Red Oak Baptist Church.

In recent years, she had relocated to Goldsboro, N.C., and more recently, had resided at Brookdale on Country Day Road.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Ellie Gray Whitley and Maggie Smith Whitley; a brother, Alexander Gray Whitley; a sister, Dell Whitley King and her husbands, Jack Grady and George King; and a nephew, the Rev. Mike Grady.

Loved ones surviving her include nieces, Annette Grady Rouse of Seven Springs, Linda Grady Vinson and husband, Jimmy, of Seven Springs and Hilda Grady of Goldsboro; a nephew, Mike King and wife, Carolyn, of Mount Olive; and several great- and great-great-nieces and nephews.

The family is most appreciative to the staff of Brookdale for its care of the family’s loved one during her stay there, and also the family is grateful to the staff of Wayne Hospital and those at Vidant Medical Center for their compassionate care during her final hours.

A Tyndall service of Mount Olive.


Jessica A. Harper

June 1, 1983-June 26, 2019

Jessica Lynn Aldridge Harper, 36, Mount Olive area resident, passed away Wednesday, June 26, at Vidant Medical Center.

Most recently, she had been employed with Cherry Hospital in environmental services.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, June 29, at 4 p.m. from Tyndall Funeral Home.

Visitation will take place during the hour before the service, and at other times, at the home of her mother.

Jessica is survived by three daughters, Madison Holmes, Payton Strickland and Lily Harper all of Mount Olive; her mother, Billie Culbreth Worley of Mount Olive; her father, Jesse R. Aldridge of Mount Olive; twin sister, Jessie Aldridge and fiance´, DeWayne Weathersby, of Mount Olive; another sister, Ericca Bradley and husband, Michael, of Goldsboro; brother, Fred Aldridge and wife, Hope, of Mount Olive; and a number of nieces and nephews.

A Tyndall service.


Tammy J. Barber

Tammy Jo Barber, 55, died Wednesday.

Arrangements are pending at Shumate-Faulk Funeral Home and Crematory.

George B. Braswell

George Benton Braswell, 72, Princeton, died Thursday at Elm City Assisted Living.

Arrangements are pending at Howell Funeral Home and Crematory.

Codi L. Malpass

Codi Lynn Malpass, 24, Mount Olive, died Tuesday in a motor vehicle accident.

Arrangements are pending at Tyndall Funeral Home.