Maj. Alvin M. Coley

Maj. Alvin M. Coley

Maj. Alvin M. Coley

June 6, 1937-March 1, 2019

A precious life ended when Maj. Alvin M. Coley was taken from us. We know that he will rest with our heavenly Father. After so much suffering, the Lord took him from all pain and took him to himself, where there is no pain and no burden of a tear.

Maj. Coley, lovingly known by his family and friends as “Spook,” 81, 3210 McChoen Drive, Fayetteville, N.C., formerly of Goldsboro, passed away March 1, 2019.

He was a 1956 graduate of Dillard High School of Goldsboro, N.C., and a graduate of Fayetteville State University.

Maj. Coley was an Army veteran with 27 years of dedicated service from 1956 to 1983, with numerous decorations and awards, including Army Service Ribbon, National Defense Service Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Combat Infantry Badge, Army Commendation Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Parachute Badge, Presidential Unit Citation, Expert Infantry Badge, Vietnam Cross of Gallantry With Palm, Humanitarian Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal (four awards), Master Paratrooper, Ranger, Pathfinder, Special Forces, Delta Force, Army Security, Bronze Star, two Purple Hearts and two Bronze Stars.

Funeral services will be conducted Friday, March 8, 2019, at noon at Family Fellowship Worship Center, 1014 Danbury Road, Fayetteville, N.C., 28311.

A public viewing will be held at Herring Funeral Care and Cremations, 2720 Murchison Road, Fayetteville, N.C., 28301, Thursday, March 7, 2019, at 2 until 6:30 p.m. An inspirational wake will be at 6:30 until 7:30 pm.

Burial will follow in Sandhills State Veterans Cemetery, 8220 Bragg Blvd., Fort Bragg, N.C .

Maj. Coley was born June 6, 1937, in Goldsboro to the late Guffrey and Sarah Coley.

Three siblings preceded him in death, Catherine Fortune, John Lee Coley and James “T.C.” Coley.

Left to cherish his memories are his wife of 57 years, Lillie Wooten Coley, one son, Alvin Coley Jr. (Ila); one daughter, Tiffani Coley; grandchildren, Maurice Coley (Justine); Ashley Coley and Diamond Coley; great-grandchildren, Ani, A.J. and Avery; one sister, Ruth Coley Cooper; and five brothers, Charles Coley, Elroy Coley (Mary), Coy Coley (Carolyn), Foy Coley (Evelyn) and Bobby Coley (Linda).

Online condolences may be sent to the family at



Sandra Faye Buckrham Davis

Sandra Faye Buckrham Davis

Sandra Faye Buckrham Davis

June 13, 1955-March 2, 2019

“And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain.” (Revelation 21:4)

The funeral for mother Sandra Faye Buckrham Davis will be conducted at 11 a.m. at Shady Grove Missionary Baptist Church Saturday, March 9, 2019. The Rev. Dr. Wilbert Johnson will officiate. Burial will be at Old Mill Cemetery on Central Heights Road, Goldsboro.

A viewing will be held at Shady Grove Missionary Baptist Church Friday, March 8, 2019, from 5 to 6 p.m., with an inspirational wake from 6 to 7 p.m.

Mother Davis, 707 Force Road, Goldsboro, N.C., passed away March 2, 2019, at Kitty Askins Hospice Center.

She was born June 13, 1955.

She became a Christian as a very young girl, and begin her work in Christ’s kingdom in Shady Grove Missionary Baptist Church, and had been a faithful and dedicated worker for many years.

She was a graduate of Eastern Wayne High School class of 1973.

She leaves to cherish her loving memories her mother, Ella Lewis Buckrham Jackson; a daughter, KeSha Best Johnson; three sons, Khi Best, KeShon Johnson and Zerrick Johnson; four sisters, Ellen Buckrham Coley, Valorie Waren Kornegay, Glinda Harris and Vickie Cauthen; and four brothers, the Rev. Charles Howrd, Dr. Harold O. Warren, Wiliiam Joyner and Michael Joyner.



Elliot Pinsker

Elliot Pinsker

Elliot Pinsker

Nov. 22, 1934-March 2, 2019

Elliot Pinsker, 84, 228 Smith Chapel Road, Mount Olive, died Saturday at Kitty Askins Hospice Center.

He was born Nov. 22, 1934, to Bernard Pinkser and Emma Lippin.

In keeping with the wishes of the family, he was cremated.

Arrangements by Haskins Funeral Home and Cremations.



Clint Russell Newcomb

Clint Russell Newcomb

Clint Russell Newcomb

May 5, 1978-March 4, 2019

Clint Russell Newcomb, 40, Pikeville, passed away Monday, March 4, 2019, at Wayne UNC Health Care surrounded by his loving family after a long courageous battle with cancer.

Clint was born in Wilson County May 5, 1978, to Danny and Pam Joyner Newcomb of Pikeville.

He attended Lenoir Community College, where he played baseball, before completing his associate degree in turf grass at Wayne Community College.

Clint worked at Lane Tree Golf Club for 21 years, where he enjoyed the friendship and camaraderie of Chad Matthews.

He was a member of Bethel Church.

Clint will be remembered as an avid University of North Carolina Tar Heel fan, his athleticism and his love for all sports.

Above all, he was deeply devoted to his family, and enjoyed competing with his son, Cam, in fantasy football.

The family will receive friends Friday, March 8, 2019, from 5 to 6:45 p.m. at Bethel Church, followed by a service celebrating Clint’s life at 7 p.m. in the sanctuary, with pastor Steve Holder officiating. The family requests that those attending the service wear University of North Carolina apparel.

In addition to his parents, Clint is survived by his wife, high school sweetheart and the love of his life, Amanda Williams Newcomb; son, Cam Newcomb; sister, Paige Newcomb; and a niece whom he loved as a daughter, Makayla Williams.

He is also survived by his mother-in-law, Judy Williams; sister-in-law, Rachelle Williams; his very best friends, Shane and Alison Gipson; and several special nephews, cousins and friends whom he loved very much.

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Russell and Hope Ginn Newcomb; maternal grandparents, Wilson and Aleeda Daw Joyner; father-in-law, James A. Williams; and brother-in-law, Randy Williams whom he considered a brother.

The Newcomb family would like to thank the staff at SMOC and the fourth floor staff at Wayne UNC Health Care for the outpouring of love shown to Clint during his illness. May God bless each of you in a very special way.

An educational scholarship to benefit his son, Cam, will be established in the days ahead, and additional information will be available at a later date.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at



Georgia Musgrave

Oct. 4, 1927-March 2, 2019

Georgia Musgrave, 91, 500 Rollingwood Drive, Dudley, died Saturday in Kitty Askins Hospice.

She was born Tuesday, Oct. 4, 1927, in Wayne County to George and Sallie Sutton Wooten.

Graveside services will be held Thursday at noon in Wayne Memorial Park North.

She leaves to mourn her daughter, Rose M. Alston of the home.

Arrangements are entrusted to Haskins Funeral Home and Cremations,



Allen J. Griffin

March 29, 1952-March 5, 2019

Allen Junior Griffin, 66, Warsaw, died Tuesday at Rex Hospital, Raleigh.

Graveside service will be 3 p.m. Friday in Devotional Gardens mausoleum.

He was born March 29, 1952, in Lenoir County to the late George Allen and Mable Beatrice King Griffin. He was married to the late Kimberly Sutton Griffin.

Visitation will be 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Community Funeral Home.


Lettie M. Carr

Died Feb. 20, 2019

Lettie Mae Carr, 89, Maryland, formerly of Mount Olive, died Feb. 20.

Funeral will be 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Mark Free Will Baptist Church, with elder Anthony Flow officiating. Burial will be in Carver Cemetery,

Born in Wayne County, she was the daughter of the late Cicero and Lillie Goodman Carr.

Visitation will be 3 to 6 tonight at Garris Funeral Home.


Mary L. Holt

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

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


John L. Ward

John L. Ward, 71, 1008 S. Taylor St., died Monday at home.

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


Ruby L. Woodard

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

Arrangements are pending at at Haskins Funeral Home and Cremations.


Luby L. Moore

Luby Lorenzo Moore, 70, Mount Olive, died Tuesday at Wayne UNC Health Care.

Arrangements are pending at Howell Funeral Home and Crematory.


Anton M. Black

Anton Maurice Black, 33, Riverview, Fla., formerly of Goldsboro, died Monday at Northside Hospital, St. Petersburg.

Arrangements are pending at Haskins Funeral Home and Cremations.


Earline F. Driver Arnold

Earline Faye Driver Arnold, 78, died Tuesday at Kitty Askins Hospice Center.

Arrangements are pending at Seymour Funeral Home and Cremation Service.