Louise H. Sasser

Louise H. Sasser

Louise H. Sasser

May 21, 1924-March 18, 2019

Louise Bryan Head Sasser, 94, left this world to be with Jesus early Monday morning at Kitty Askins Hospice Center.

Louise was born in Wayne County May 21, 1924, one of 10 children, to the late Eugene Miller Head and Prudence Bryan Head.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, former Wayne County Sheriff James L. Sasser.

Louise retired from Goodyear after 25 years of service, and later worked with Southern Bank in the Grantham community.

Her warmth, generosity and kind spirit were well known and cherished by those she encountered throughout her life.

Family was paramount to Louise, and she loved nothing more than her husband, her children and grandchildren.

Louise loved Falling Creek Baptist Church, and served as its treasurer for many years. She later became a member of Selah Christian Church.

A service celebrating Louise’s life will be held at 5 p.m. Friday, March 22, 2019, in Falling Creek Baptist Church Cemetery, with pastor Patrick Muston officiating. The family will greet friends Friday following the service at the cemetery.

Louise is survived by her children, Jimmy Sasser and wife, Ann, of Goldsboro, Brenda James and husband, Carlton, of Clayton and Jay Sasser and wife, Amy, of Goldsboro; seven grandchildren, Leslie Sasser Denning and husband, Andrew, Bonnie Sasser Bentley and husband, Jud, Josh Sasser, Justin James and friend, Lauren Hamilton, Lindsay J. Pope and husband, Jason, Jacob Sasser and Aubrey Sasser; five great-grandchildren, Scarlett, Conner, Karlee, Tucker and Magnolia Louise; and several nieces and nephews she loved very much.

Flowers are welcome or memorials may be made to Selah Christian Church, c/o Jason Tart, 4294 U.S. 13 South, Goldsboro, N.C., 27530, or Kitty Askins Hospice Center, 107 Handley Park Court, Goldsboro, N.C., 27534.

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


Robert Creech “Bob” Warren

Robert Creech ‘Bob’ Warren

Robert Creech ‘Bob’ Warren

July 29, 1925-March 19, 2019

Born in Goldsboro, N.C., July 29, 1925, Bob died March 19, 2019, in Greensboro, N.C.

He was the son of the late Dr. Edwin Rudolph Warren and Helen Creech Warren.

Bob graduated from Goldsboro High School where he excelled in all sports. He graduated from the University of North Carolina where he played varsity football and baseball.

Bob played professional baseball under the Detroit Tigers organization.

Bob was a World War II veteran, serving in the Naval Air Corps V-5 and V-12 Naval Officer Candidate School programs.

He was a life member of St. Paul Methodist Church, a charter member of the Goldsboro Sports Hall of Fame, a life member of BPOE No. 39 and a former member of the Goldsboro Rod and Gun Club.

Bob was married Dec. 20, 1949, to the former Nancy Anne Rawls of Raleigh, N.C.

He served as a regional representative of L.G. Balfour Co. for 39 years, being one of the top 10 individual salesmen for 11 consecutive years.

Bob was an avid golfer, having won the city championship and the senior championship.

He is survived by his son, Robert Creech Warren Jr. and wife, Janie; his daughter, Nancy W. Gillespie; six grandchildren, Noah, Nathan and Emily Warren, Katelyn (David) Colopy and Molly and Danny Gillespie; seven great-grandchildren; four nephews; and a niece.

He was predeceased by his wife, Nancy; his son, Guy Rawls Warren; and a brother E.R. “Red” Warren and his wife, Lee.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Paul Methodist Church of Goldsboro or charity of one’s choice.

The family will greet friends at St. Paul Methodist Church after a 2 p.m. service in Bob’s honor Friday, March 22, 2019.

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


Martha Longmire

Martha Longmire

Martha Longmire

July 15, 1937-March 14, 2019

Martha passed from this earth at age 81 March 14, 2019.

Born July 15, 1937, in North Braddock, Pa., Martha joined the Air Force in 1957.

She met her life’s one true love, Bobby Joe Longmire, at Randolph Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas, and they married in August 1959.

Their adventures together took them from San Antonio to England, New Mexico, Washington, D.C., and North Carolina (all courtesy of the United States Air Force).

Bobby preceded her in death far too soon in 1973, but not before the birth of their three treasured children.

Martha was also preceded in death by her parents, Andrew and Mary, as well as her sisters, Valerie, Marie and Florence.

Martha is survived by her brother, Andrew (Ann); her loving children, Robert (Renee), Kathy (Doug) and Jeff (Carol); and her seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Martha will be laid to rest at North Braddock All Saints Catholic Cemetery Saturday, March 23, 2019.

Flowers may be sent to Lanigan’s Funeral Home.

A visitation will be held Friday, March 22, 2019, at Lanigan’s Funeral Home in East Pittsburgh, Pa.


Natalie Foote Ulrey

Natalie Foote Ulrey

Natalie Foote Ulrey

May 10, 1938-March 14, 2019

Natalie gained her wings March 14, 2019, after a lengthy illness surrounded by her family.

She is survived by her children, Kevin (Sandra), Keith (Pam), Patricia, Christopher, Kim (Tony) and Karen (Shawn); sister, Jan (Vic); and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Cremation services are being handled by City of Oaks Cremation of Raleigh, N.C.

At Natalie’s request, there will be no formal services.

The family will gather at a future time to scatter her ashes in her hometown of Virginia Beach.


Mary J. Williams Burnside

March 28, 1935-March 18, 2019

Mary Jane Williams Burnside, 83, died Monday at Kitty Askins Hospice Center.

Funeral will be at Fellowship United Methodist Church, Princeton, Thursday, with the Rev. Wendy Bishop officiating. Burial will be the church cemetery.

She was born March 28, 1935, in Marion County, W.Va., to the late Harry Glen Williams and Leota Gay Riddle Williams. She was married to the late Rev. Hobart William Burnside Jr.

She is survived by four children.

Visitation will be 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday at the church.

Lawrence B. Farrior

March 28, 1959-March 16, 2019

Lawrence Bernard Farrior, 59, Kenansville, died Saturday at Vidant Duplin Hospital.

Funeral will be 1 p.m. Thursday in J. Bernardo Rhodes Memorial Chapel at J.B. Rhodes Funeral Home and Cremations, Warsaw. Burial will be in Farrior-Moore Cemetery, Kenansville.

He was born March 28, 1959, in Duplin County to Willie Mae Farrior.

The family will receive friends at the home of his mother, 450 Paul Ed Dail Road, Kenansville.

Warren A. Butler

June 10, 1947-March 15, 2019

Pastor Warren Anthony Butler, 71, died Friday at Wayne UNC Health Care.

Funeral will be noon Saturday in the chapel of Howell Funeral Home and Crematory. Interment will be at Spruill Family Cemetery.

He was born June 10, 1947, in Washington, D.C., to the late George G. and Edna Louise Butler. He was married to Shirley Butler.

He is survived by two daughters.

Visitation will be 11 to 11:45 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Janice N. Edwards

Janice N. Edwards, 75, died Tuesday at Rex Hospital.

Arrangements are pending at Seymour Funeral Home and Cremation Service.

Pearlie E. Melvin

Pearlie E. Melvin, 89, 405 Miller Ave., died Monday at home.

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

Janet Hall Batts

Janet Hall Batts, 55, Fremont, died Friday.

Arrangements are pending at Seymour Funeral Home and Cremation Service.