Betty Jean Bogue

Betty Jean Bogue

Betty Jean Bogue

Died June 7, 2019

Betty Jean Bogue, 89, Fremont, went to be with her Heavenly Father June 7, 2019. She passed away peacefully surrounded by her family early Friday morning.

Funeral service will be held Sunday, June 9, 2019, at 3 p.m. at Fremont Free Will Baptist Church, with burial following at Elmwood Cemetery in Fremont.

The family will receive friends prior to the service in the church fellowship hall from 1:30 to 2:45 p.m.

Betty Jean was a beautiful lady inside and out.

She loved her family, and loved to wait on and cook for everyone. She was an excellent cook and famous for her fried chicken, corn bread, chicken salad, potato salad and her canned pickles.

She was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend.

She was a faithful member of Fremont Free Will Baptist Church for more than 60 years. She loved her church and church family, and they loved her.

Betty Jean was born in Wayne County to the late Fred Lee Coley and Dolly Cook Coley.

She was preceded in death by her faithful and loving husband of 66 years, Mr. Frank Lee Bogue.

Mrs. Bogue is survived by her children Angie Hare and husband, Donnie, of Wilson, Wanda Mallette and husband, retired Col. Rodney, of Wake Forest, Frank Bogue Jr. and wife, Marie, of Chesapeake, Va., and JoAnn Aldridge of Pink Hill; grandchildren, Joel Hare and wife, Kristen, Brian Hare and wife, Olivia, Shelley Hare and fiancé, Brandon Coffman, Eric Mallette, Dr. Justin Mallette and wife, Lauren, Ella Bogue, Hailey Aldridge and Wesley Aldridge and wife, Jenny; great-grandchildren, Aaron, Parker, Andrew, Calvin and Thomas Hare and Oliver Mallette; sister Bonnie Eatman and husband, Thomas; along with many loving nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband, Mrs. Bogue was preceded in death by her grandson, Rodney Alton Mallette Jr.; her sisters, Hildred Coley, Dotsie Lancaster and Ethelene Newsome; and brothers Pete, Vincent, Buddy and the Rev. L.B. Coley.

Although flowers are welcome, contributions may be directed to Fremont Free Will Baptist Church, 106 W. South St., Fremont, N.C., 27830.

The family sends a very special thank you to her friends and caretakers, Lottie Distler and Linda Struck.

The family is in the care of Shackleford-Howell Funeral Home in Fremont.


Jerome ‘Jerry’ Bernard Albert

Jerome ‘Jerry’ Bernard Albert

Jerome ‘Jerry’ Bernard Albert

Oct. 17, 1944-June 7, 2019

Jerome “Jerry” Bernard Albert, 74, a resident of Goldsboro, passed away peacefully June 7, 2019, at Kitty Askins Hospice Center after a short battle with cancer.

A Staten Island, N.Y., native, Jerry attended City College in Manhattan, N.Y. He went on to obtain his Ph.D. in child psychology from the University of Illinois at Champaign.

What followed was a long and noteworthy career in education, clinical care and private practice.

Jerry was an avid lover of art, travel and animals.

He was preceded in death by his mother and father, Josalind and Max Albert of Staten Island, N.Y.

He is survived by his son, Sean Huneycutt; daughter-in-law, Alice; and grandson, Henry, all of Goldsboro.

Additionally, he is survived by brothers, Paul Albert of Silver Spring, Md., and Howard Albert of Freehold, N.J., and a sister, Suzette Albert of Staten Island, N.Y.

At Jerry’s request, no formal services will be held.

If you wish to honor Jerry, please consider a donation to Kitty Askins Hospice Center, 107 Handley Park Court, Goldsboro, N.C., 27534, or Diamonds in the Ruff Canine Rescue, P.O. Box 10033, Goldsboro, N.C., 27532

Shumate-Faulk Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the Albert family, and online condolences may be sent to


Mr. Liston A. Cyrus

Mr. Liston A. Cyrus

Mr. Liston A. Cyrus

Funeral services for Mr. Liston A. Cyrus are scheduled for Tuesday, June 11, 2019, at 1 p.m., and will be held at St. James AME Zion Church located at 206 S. George St., Goldsboro, N.C. The committal service will follow in Wayne Memorial Park Cemetery, U.S. 117, Goldsboro, N.C. Dr. Rev. Bernard Cannon will deliver the eulogy.

Liston is survived by Eldica, Olive, Jenieri and Khari Cyrus and his brothers, Roy Cyrus of Florida and Eddison Cyrus of Greensboro, N.C.

The family will be receiving friends at his mother’s home, 402 Goldleaf Drive, Goldsboro, N.C.

Flowers can be sent to Stevens Funeral Home, 1820 Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway, Wilson, N.C., or donations can be made to Duke Children’s Hospital at

Condolences may be posted at or faxed to 252-991-5849.

Arrangements are being handled by Stevens Funeral Home, 1820 Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway, Wilson, N.C.


Edd Cleo Sutton

Edd Cleo Sutton

Edd Cleo Sutton

Died June 6, 2019

Edd Cleo Sutton, 76, Wilson, passed away Thursday, June 6.

Funeral service will be held Monday at 11 a.m. at White Oak Pentecostal Holiness Church, 5259 U.S. 264 Alternate, Wilson. Interment will follow in Rest Haven Cemetery.

Visitation will be Sunday at 4 p.m. at Carrons Funeral Home, 325 E. Nash St., Wilson.

Condolences may be directed to or faxed to 252-237-0120.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Carrons Funeral Home.


Billy Ray Adams

May 10, 1931-June 7, 2019

Billy Ray Adams, Goldsboro, passed away Friday, June 7, 2019, at the North Carolina Veterans Home, Kinston.

Billy was born in Johnston County May 10, 1931, to the late David Clarence Adams and Annie May Lynch Adams. He was married for 63 years to the late Beulah L. Adams.

Billy proudly served his country in the United States Air Force, and later retired as a master sergeant from the North Carolina National Guard.

The family will receive friends Sunday, June 9, 2019, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Seymour Funeral Home and other times at the home of Bobby and Susan Adams.

A graveside service will be held Monday, June 10, 2019, at  noon in Wayne Memorial Park.

Billy is survived by his daughter, Cathy Marlow and husband, Jeff, of Rosewood; sons, Bobby Adams and wife, Susan, of Goldsboro and Steve Adams and wife, Michelle, of Goldsboro; grandchildren, Jennifer Fink and husband, Dustin, Carrie Adams, Joshua Johnston, Jonathan Cruse, Bryce Adams and Sarabeth Adams; and great-grandchildren, Marlo Fink, Brody Fink, Bradley Johnston and Gracie Johnston.

He is also survived by his brother, Jimmy Adams and wife, Nancy, and sister, Hilda Pittman.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at


Amalia Gutierrez Ramirez

June 20, 1929-June 5, 2019

Amalia Maria Gutierrez Ramirez, 89, Florida, passed away Wednesday, June 5, 2019, at Hope Hospice in LeHigh Acres, Fla.

She was born in Havana, Cuba, June 20, 1929.

Amalia was the daughter of the late Juan Gutierrez and Amalia San Juan.

She was the wife of the late Rolando Ramirez, and also preceded in death by her son, Rolando “Rolo” Ramirez, as well as 10 great-grandchildren.

Amalia was a member of St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church in Goldsboro, N.C.

A Holy Mass for the repose of her soul and burial will be held privately at a later date.

Amalia is survived by her daughters, Angelica “Angie” Sabates of Fort Valley, Va., Maria C. “Nina” Ramirez of St. Louis, Mo., and Maria Sharrow of LeHigh Acres, Fla.; grandchildren, Cindy Davet, Maria Fissori, Christa Gurka, Kristy Rodriquez, Jared Rashford and Darcy Smith; and 34 great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to The Least Among Us, 7413-410 Six Forks Road, Raleigh, N.C., 27615-6164.

Online condolences may be sent to


Lawrence Bogier III

Aug. 24, 1973-June 5, 2019

Lawrence Bogier III, 45, 800 S. Claiborne St., died Wednesday in Wayne Memorial Hospital.

Funeral will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at L.B.J. Community Center. Burial will be in Wayne Memorial Park.

He was born Aug. 24, 1973, in Queens, N.Y., to apostle Lawrence and mother Coretha Williams Bogier.

He is survived by three children.

Visitation will be Tuesday an hour prior to the service. The family will assemble at home for the funeral procession.

Arrangements are by Haskins Funeral Home and Cremations.

Hattie Rawlings

Aug. 25, 1947-June 5, 2019

Hattie Rawlings, 71, Raleigh, formerly of Goldsboro, died Wednesday in Wake Medical Center.

Funeral will be 11 a.m. Wednesday in James T. Haskins Memorial Chapel of Haskins Funeral Home. Burial will be in Washington Cemetery.

She was born Aug. 25, 1947, in Wayne County to Johnny Faison and Mattie Stokes.

She is survived by three children.

Visitation will be 2 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. The family will assemble at 405 Lime St. for the funeral procession.

Frank Lucas Sr.

Sept. 9, 1930-May 30, 2019

Frank Lucas Sr., 88, formerly of LaGrange, died May 30 at Alaris Health Care Center at Cedar Grove, N.J.

Funeral will be 11 a.m. Tuesday in St. Luke AME Church, New Jersey, with pastor Jamal Bryan officiating. Interment will be Thursday in Pinelawn Memorial Park Cemetery, Kinston.

He was born in Lenoir County Sept. 9, 1930, to the late Fred and Mahalee Jones Lucas.

Visitation will be 6 to 9 p.m. Monday in New Jersey and 10 a.m. to noon Thursday at Britt Funeral Home Memorial Chapel, LaGrange.

Arrangements by Cotton Funeral Home Services, New Jersey.


Monroe Cummings

March 21, 1948-June 7, 2019

Monroe Cummings, 71, died Friday at Kitty Askins Hospice Center.

Funeral will be 6 p.m. Sunday in the chapel of Howell Funeral Home and Crematory.

He was born in Robeson County March 21, 1948, to the late Amos Sr. and Lucinda Jacobs Cummings. He was married to Jill Cummings.

He is survived by two sons and two daughters.

Visitation will follow the funeral.

Joseph T. Richardson

April 28, 1939-June 7, 2019

Joseph “Joe” Thomas Richardson, 80, Snow Hill, died Friday at SECU Hospice House, Smithfield.

Graveside service with military honors will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at Eastern Carolina State Veterans Cemetery.

He was born in Virginia April 28, 1939, to the late Luther Marvin and Rosie May Kennedy Richardson. He was married to the late Ruby Joyce Richardson.

He is survived by two sons.

Visitation will follow the service. 

Arrangements are by Howell Funeral Home and Crematory.

Leroy C. Small

May 17, 1933-June 5, 2019

Leroy Chesterfield Small, 86, died Wednesday at UNC Rex Hospital, Raleigh.

Funeral will be noon Wednesday at Goldsboro Chapel Free Will Baptist Church. Burial with military honors will be at Eastern Carolina State Veterans Cemetery.

He was born in New York May 17, 1933. He was married to Irene Small.

He is survived by a son, a daughter and a stepdaughter.

Viewing will be 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Howell Funeral Home and Crematory, with the family present 6 to 7.

Rebecca S. Hamilton-Lofton

Rebecca S. Hamilton-Lofton, 88, 509 Gulley St., died Thursday at UNC Rex Hospital, Raleigh.

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

Rodney C. Walker

Rodney Craig “Rod” Walker, 62, LaGrange, died Monday.

Arrangements are pending at Rouse Funeral Home, LaGrange.