Marvin H. Jernigan

Marvin H. Jernigan

Marvin H. Jernigan

Sept. 23, 1930-March 29, 2019

Mr. Marvin Henry Jernigan, 88-year-old resident of the Mount Olive area, passed early Friday morning, March 29, at his home.

Mr. Jernigan was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Dorothy Holloman Jernigan; a granddaughter, Kristie Jernigan Lee; his parents, David Henry Jernigan and Lucy Ella Whitfield Jernigan; a brother, Jimmy Jernigan; and two sisters, Margaret J. Wall and Helen J. Garner.

He is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Doug and Aileen King Jernigan of Mount Olive; a daughter and son-in-law, Meg and Danny Jackson of Mount Olive; three grandchildren, Allen Jernigan and wife, Brianna, Kimberly Jernigan Smith and husband, Scott, and Courtney Jackson Lambert and husband, Jim, all of Mount Olive; nine great-grandchildren, Hannah Lee, Gavin Lee, Cody Smith, Ailee Smith, Annalee Smith, Sarah Jernigan, Noah Jernigan, Ella James Lambert and Olivia Lambert; two sisters, Shirley J. Deal and Doris J. Ellis both of Mount Olive; and several nieces and nephews.

The family also wishes to acknowledge a dear friend to Mr. Jernigan, Nancy K. Brock of Mount Olive, and his faithful and loving caregivers, Juanita Stroud, Christy Crawford and Flora Chambers.

The family is also grateful to Dr. Kevin Talton and Family Medicine staff for their dedicated and professional approach in assisting Mr. Jernigan maintain a good quality of life for as long as possible.

Mr. Marvin Jernigan is being remembered as a good man who loved the land. While he was a lifelong farmer, he also was employed with Dewey Brothers in Goldsboro for 39 ½ years, where he was foreman of several departments.

He was a lifelong member of Northeast Original Free Will Baptist Church, and had served in the United States Army with the chemical corps as a rifle specialist.

His life will be remembered in a service Monday, April 1, at 2 p.m. in the chapel at Tyndall Funeral Home. Officiating will be the Rev. Richard Cuddington and the Rev. Jeff Dail.

Visitation will follow the service at the funeral home and at other times, his residence is open in which friends and family may call.

His burial will take place in Jernigan Family Cemetery in a private setting.

In lieu of flowers, it is requested that memorial gifts be made to Northeast Church’s youth program, “Faithfulee,” attn: Brianna Jernigan, 489 Northeast Church Road, Mount Olive, N.C., 28365.

A Tyndall service.


Kenneth Deane Meador Sr.

Kenneth Deane Meador Sr.

Kenneth Deane Meador Sr.

Aug. 7, 1949-March 29, 2019

Our beloved Kenneth Deane Meador Sr., age 69, Dudley, N.C., went home to be with his Lord Friday, March 29, 2019, surrounded by family at his home following a long illness.

Born Aug. 7, 1949, in Crab Orchard, W.Va., he was the son of the late Deane and Margaret Maxine Meador.

Kenny was a certified electrician, working at Georgia-Pacific in Dudley for 10 years, and was also owner of Meador Electric.

He was member of Faith Free Will Baptist Church.

He enjoyed spending time with his family at his river camp in West Virginia.

Humble and kind, he had a wonderful sense of humor and genuine smile that will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him.

A celebration of his life will be held Tuesday evening at 7 p.m. at Shumate-Faulk Funeral Home, with the Rev. Christian Powell, the Rev. Dann Patrick and the Rev. Walter Sloan officiating. A committal service will be held Wednesday morning at 11 a.m. at Wayne Memorial Park.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. prior to the funeral service Tuesday evening.

Those left to cherish his memory are his loving wife and best friend of 50 years, Connie Sue Lilly Meador; his children, Deane Meador (Kristen) of Winston-Salem, N.C., and Kristy Mason (Chris) and Mike Meador (Christy) both of Goldsboro; grandchildren, Brooke Meador, Sage Meador, Kinsey Meador, Dawson Meador, Laine Sellers, Logan Mason, Emma Meador and Kaden Meador; a great-grandchild, Aiden; brothers, Richard Meador of Tallahassee, Fla., and David Meador of Tallahassee, Fla.; and a sister, Ama Cadle of High Point, N.C.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to SECU Family House at UNC Hospitals,123 Old Mason Farm Road, Chapel Hill, N.C., 27517

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


Elmond Eugene Smith

Elmond Eugene Smith

Elmond Eugene Smith

Jan. 3, 1939-March 28, 2019

Elmond Eugene “Gene” Smith, 80, Goldsboro, peacefully passed away Thursday, March 28, 2019, at Kitty Askins Hospice Center surrounded by his family.

Born in Wayne County Jan. 3, 1939, he was the son of the late Elmond Smith and Sallie Stafford Smith.

Gene was a retired insurance adjuster and a veteran of the United States Air Force.

He was a member of Rosewood First Baptist Church.

Gene was an avid University of North Carolina fan, and found joy in the simple pleasures of a Tar Heel win or almost equal, a loss by the Blue Devils.

The family will receive friends Sunday, March 31, 2019, from 2 to 3 p.m. at Seymour Funeral Home, followed by a service to celebrate Gene’s life at 3 p.m. in the chapel, with Dr. Mike Collier and the Rev. Vernon Braswell officiating. Burial with military honors will follow at Evergreen Memorial Cemetery.

Gene is survived by two daughters, Angela Barlow and husband, Scott, of Midlothian, Va., and Tammy Marie De Groft of Glen Allen, Va.; son, Jeff Smith and wife, Eileen, of Willow Spring; brother, Luby Smith and wife, Becky, of Goldsboro; sister-in-law, Linda Smith; seven grandchildren, Jessica Emery and husband, Chase, Darren Barlow, Abigail Grace De Groft, Zane Jason De Groft, Jennifer Convey, Zachary Edward Eugene Smith and Matthew Ryan Smith; and two great-grandchildren, Brandon and Noah Convey.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Luther Smith.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Rosewood First Baptist Church, 562 N.C. 581 South, Goldsboro, N.C., 27530, or Kitty Askins Hospice Center, 107 Handley Park Court, Goldsboro, N.C., 27534.

Online condolences may be sent to


Minnie Lewis Parker

Minnie Lewis Parker

Minnie Lewis Parker

Died March 26, 2019

Minnie Lewis Parker, 85, passed away Tuesday, March 26, 2019, in New York.

She was born in Wayne County to the late Columbus and Clara Lewis.

Funeral service will be Tuesday, April 2, 2019, in the chapel of Howell Funeral Home and Crematory in Goldsboro. Burial will follow at Willow Dale Cemetery.

The family will receive friends prior to the service from 10 to 10:45 a.m. at the funeral home and other times at 1451 Airport Road in Pikeville.

She is survived by her husband, Raymond “Jerry” Parker; her brother, James R. Lewis and wife, Wanda; and her sisters, Tempie Thompson, Winnie Fuller, Laura Lewis and Thelma Yelverton and husband, Eugene.

Services entrusted in the care of Howell Funeral Home and Crematory in Goldsboro.

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Walter L. Parks

Died March 23, 2019

Walter L. Parks, 79, 611 N. Forbes St., LaGrange, died March 23 at Harmony Hall Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

Funeral will be 3 p.m. today at Trinity Memorial Funeral Home chapel. Burial will be in Old Mill Cemetery.

The family will assemble at home for the funeral.

Maude Barnes

Maude Barnes, 84, 703 Merrick St., Wilson, died Friday at home.

Arrangements are by Steven Funeral Home, Wilson.

Minnie R. Spivey

Dec. 11, 1930-March 29, 2019

Minnie Ruth “Doodle” Spivey, 88, died Friday at Wilson Pines Nursing and Rehab.

Graveside service will be 11 a.m. Monday in Kenly Cemetery.

She was born Dec. 11, 1930, in Wilson County to the late Reuben and Sallie Wells Murray. She was married to the late John W. Spivey.

Visitation will follow the service.

Joe W. Baker

April 24, 1944-March 28, 2019

Joe Wesley Baker, 74, Princeton, died at home Thursday.

Funeral will be in the chapel of Casey Funeral Home and Cremations 6 p.m. Monday, with the Rev. Dwayne Batten officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Hill Church Cemetery 10 a.m. Tuesday.

He was born April 24, 1944, in Greene County to the late Floyd Parker and Edna Davis Baker. He was married to Jeanette Lamm Baker.

He is survived by three daughters.

Visitation will be 4 to 6 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Diane O. Scott

Apostle Diane Ottley Scott, 64, Clayton, died Tuesday.

Arrangements are pending at Smith-Holloway Memorial Funeral Services LLC.

Gordon Hines

Gordon Hines, Fuquay-Varina, died Friday at home.

Arrangements are pending at Stevens Funeral Home, Wilson.

Charles E. Dixon

Charles E. Dixon, 62, Farmville, died Friday at PruittHealth Care.

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

Leslie J. Pearsall

Leslie James Pearsall, 79, 312 S. George St., died Friday at Vidant Medical Center, Greenville.

Arrangements are pending at Haskins Funeral Home and Cremations.