Harold M. Edwards

Harold M. Edwards

Harold M. Edwards

Sept. 22, 1953 - March 6, 2019

Harold Melvin Edwards, 65, Goldsboro, passed away Wednesday, March 6, 2019, at Duke Medical Center in Durham surrounded by his family.

Harold was born in Cumberland County Sept. 22, 1953, and was the son of the late Lorena Best Edwards.

He retired from the United States Postal Service after 37 years of service.

His first and favorite occupation, however, was a farmer, and many of his happiest times were spent atop his tractor on the family farm.

Along with his wife, Harold owned and operated Elroy Farms in the Elroy Community, where he would often be found sitting in his chair or taking care of his customers.

Harold’s passion was golf, and he could be found playing at Walnut Creek Country Club whenever possible. If it was a beautiful day, he enjoyed being on the links sharing shots and laughter with many of his friends.

Most important to Harold was his family, and he always enjoyed the family trips to Cape Hatteras.

Harold worked so hard to make sure his wife and children were well taken care of. He was the best papa, who will be truly missed.

A service to celebrate Harold’s life will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 9, 2019, at New Hope Friends Church, with Bill Garner officiating.

The family will greet friends immediately following the service in the family life center and other times at his home.

Interment will be at 11 a.m. Monday, March 11, 2019, at New Hope Friends Cemetery.

Harold is survived by his wife of 26 years, Pam Grant Edwards; children, Bryan Twiggs, Heather Lawrence, Kelly Dawson, Elizabeth Maples and Jordan Edwards; grandchildren, Emery-Kate, Brodie Carter, Eden-Kole and Emmett; brother, Milo Edwards; nephew, Matthew Edwards; and his beloved dog, Sadie.

In addition to his mother, he was preceded in death by his niece, Allison Ellis.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be given to New Hope Friends Church, 4451 U.S. 70 Business, Goldsboro, N.C., 27534.

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


Philip S. Talerico

Philip S. Talerico

Philip S. Talerico

July 31, 1936 - March 6, 2019

Philip S. Talerico, 82, Goldsboro, passed away Wednesday, March 6, 2019, at his home.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday, March 9, 2019, at 11 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church in Goldsboro.

The family will receive friends following the service.

Inurnment will be held at a later date at St. Mary Catholic Church.

Mr. Talerico was born in Taylor, Pa., July 31, 1936, to the late Philip and Camille Talerico.

He served his country in the United States Army at White Sands Missile Range, N.M., with an honorable discharge.

Mr. Talerico was formerly employed by Young Squire Corporation DIV of United States Industries as vice president of manufacturing.

He later became owner and operator of Talco Sportswear in Hookerton, N.C., and Mount Olive Sportswear, retiring from business in 1990 after working in the apparel industry for 25 years.

He is survived by his two daughters, Lisa Wells and husband, Buster, of Goldsboro and Susan Best and husband, Stan, of Goldsboro, and one grandson, Christopher Holloman of South Carolina.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Talerico was preceded in death by his wife, Rosalie Talerico, and a grandson, Billy Wells.

The family is in the care of Howell Funeral Home and Crematory in Goldsboro. 


Anton Maurice Black

Anton Maurice Black

Anton Maurice Black

Oct. 29, 1985 - March 4, 2019

Anton Maurice Black, 33, Riverview, Fla., formerly of Goldsboro, succumbed to his master’s call Monday at Northside Hospital in St. Petersburg, Fla.

He was born Oct. 29, 1985, in San Antonio, Texas, to the Archie and Thelma Lott Black.

Eulogistic services will be held Monday at noon at Greenleaf Christian Church, with Bishop William Barber officiating. Burial will follow in Evergreen Memorial Cemetery.

Anton’s legacy and honor will be carried on by his parents, Archie and Thelma; his brothers, Anthony and Adria; his sisters, Alta and Angie; two brothers-in-law, Andre and Miguel; and a host of other aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

Mr. Black will lie in state at Haskins Funeral Home Sunday evening from 5 to 6:30 p.m. The family will assemble at 330 Stillwater Creek Drive, Goldsboro, in preparation for the funeral service.

Arrangements are entrusted to Haskins Funeral Home and Cremations, www.haskinsfh.com.


Shelia Hargrove

Shelia Hargrove

Shelia Hargrove

Dec. 27, 1956 - March 7, 2019

Shelia Laverne Hargrove, 62, 2401 Wayne Memorial Drive, died Thursday at Kitty Askins Hospice Center.

She was born Dec. 27, 1956, in Wayne County to Marvin S. Pollock and Eloise G. Martin, and is survived by two daughters.

In keeping with the the family’s wishes, she was cremated.

Memorial services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at Mount Olive Free Will Baptist Church.

The family will assemble at the church in preparation for service.

Arrangements are by Haskins Funeral Home and Cremations.


James Marvin ‘Snook’ Sullivan

Nov. 2, 1939 - March 5, 2019

James Marvin “Snook” Sullivan, 79, Princeton, Johnston County, passed away at Rex Hospital Tuesday, March 5, 2019.

He was born Nov. 2, 1939, to the late Alvin Sullivan and Sallie Wiggs Sullivan.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Lou Godwin Sullivan; brothers, Robert Sullivan and Roushin Sullivan; and sisters, Frances Grimes and Janie Ezzell.

The funeral service will be held Saturday, March 9, 2019, at 1 p.m. in the chapel of Casey Funeral Home and Cremations in Princeton.

The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Casey Funeral Home and Cremations chapel.

He is survived by sons and daughter-in-law, Donnie Lee Sullivan of Princeton and James Ronald “Ronnie” Sullivan and wife, Jill, of Princeton; brothers, Glenn Sullivan of Princeton and Jimmy Sullivan of Goldsboro; sisters, Hilda Bass of Pikeville, Becky Wagner of Goldsboro, Bolivia Hamm of Fremont and Rita Tucker of Lucama; grandchildren, Jamie, Daniel, Kelli and Shelly; and great-grandchildren, Natalie, Kadence, Mason, Breven and Ronnie.

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


Shirley Mae Mercer Price

Died March 6, 2019

Shirley Mae Mercer Price, 89, Goldsboro, passed away Wednesday, March 6, 2019, at Kitty Askins Hospice Center.

Shirley was preceded in death by her husband, James Franklin Price Jr., and son, Ronnie Earl Price.

Survivors include daughter, Shirley Dean Lineberry of Goldsboro; sons, James Franklin Price III of High Point, Timothy Roland Price of Thomasville and Russell Patrick Price of Goldsboro; brother, Nelson Patrick Mercer of Cape Carteret; 16 grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren.

Funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, March 9, 2019, at Garner Funeral Home, with the Rev. Jimmy Mercer and the Rev. Joshua Price officiating. Burial will follow funeral service at Westview Cemetery.

Garner Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

Online condolences may be sent to garnerfuneralhome.com


William W. Batts

Died March 2, 2019

William Wesley Batts, 70, Denver, Colo., formerly of Duplin County, died Saturday at home.

Funeral will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Rose Hill Funeral Home chapel, Rose Hill, with the Rev. Gregory Carr officiating. Burial will be at St. Lewis Church Cemetery, Chinquapin.

He is survived by two daughters.

Visitation will be noon to 1 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Willie M. Roberts

Died March 1, 2019

Willie Mae Roberts, 68, 1007 S. Center St., died March 1 at home.

Funeral will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Payne Temple AME Zion Church. Burial will be in Carver Cemetery.

Born in Wayne County, she was the daughter of the late William and Ida Mae King.

A daughter survives.

Arrangements are by Garris Funeral Home.

Mary L. Holt

Jan. 10, 1933 - March 5, 2019

Minister Mary Lois Holt, 86, 603 S. Claiborne St., died Tuesday at Wayne UNC Health Care.

Funeral will be noon Monday at Pentecostal Holy Church. Burial will at Wayne Memorial Park.

She was born Jan. 10, 1933, in Glenwood, Ala., to J.B. and Merkie Lee Stringer Sherman. She was married to the late Tommy C. Holt.

Visitation will be 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday at J.B. Rhodes Funeral Home and Cremations.

Ruby L. Woodard

March 12, 1940 - March 5, 2019

Ruby L. Woodard, 78, 504 Crestview St., Wilson, died Tuesday at Wilson Medical Center.

Funeral will be 3 p.m. Sunday at Contending for the Faith Church Ministries, Wilson, with Bishop Linwood Batts officiating. Burial will be in Fremont Cemetery.

She was born March 12, 1940, in Wayne County to the William H. and Minnie Batts Hussey.

She is survived by three daughters.

Visitation 2:30 to 3 p.m. Sunday at the church. The family will assemble at 1004 First St. West, Wilson, for the funeral procession.

Arrangements are by Haskins Funeral Home and Cremations.

Manuel Jackson Jr.

Manuel Jackson Jr., 70, 496 Hare Road, died Thursday at home.

Arrangements are pending at McIntyre Funeral Home.

Sylvia Vaughan House

Sylvia Vaughan House, 84, Pikeville, died Wednesday at Laurels of Forest Glenn, Garner.

Arrangements are pending at Howell Funeral Home and Crematory.