Sara E. Pate Daw

Sara E. Pate Daw

Sara E. Pate Daw

Oct. 25, 1943-May 16, 2019

Sara Elizabeth Pate Daw, 75, Goldsboro, passed away Thursday, May 16, 2019.

She was born Oct. 25, 1943, to the late Allie Mac “Buck” Pate and Carma McLawhorn Pate.

She was raised in the loving home of Harvey Chase and Gertrude Sumrell Chase.

Sara always loved to have fun and laugh and spend time with her family. Her “family” included many who were not blood relatives, and she referred to numerous friends as brothers, sisters, daughters and sons.

Her home was always open for friends and family, where they could usually find a freshly baked cake or a pot of chicken pastry. Although she was talented in many areas, Sara loved to cook, crochet and work in her yard.

She loved to share her talents with others, and often looked for ways to serve those in her family and community.

Sara started the Widows and Widowers Club, a monthly meal and fellowship meeting for widows and widowers in the community. With the support of her church, where she had been a longtime member, she had coordinated this effort every month for the past 20 years.

Sara taught many important experiences to her family with loving examples of hard work, compassion and creativity. Her life lessons will forever be cherished by the many loved ones who called her “Nanny.”

A service to celebrate her life will be held at 6 p.m. Monday, May 20, 2019, at Free Chapel Church, 3302 N.C. 111 North, Goldsboro, N.C.

The family will receive friends following the service in the church fellowship hall and at other times, at the home.

Burial will be Tuesday, May 21, 2019, at 10 a.m. at Wayne Memorial Park.

Sara is survived by her husband, Noah Daw; four children; four stepchildren; 16 grandchildren; and three great-granddaughters.

The family would like to thank her caregivers and fourth floor staff at Wayne UNC Health Care and the staff at Southeastern Medical Oncology Center, with a special appreciation to Dr. Samer S. Kasbari.

In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting memorial donations be made to the Widows and Widowers Club. Make checks payable to Free Chapel Church with “Widows and Widowers” as the memo. Mail to Free Chapel Church, 3302 N.C. 111 North, Goldsboro, N.C., 27534.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at


Gregory L. Cain

July 17, 1961-May 13, 2019

Gregory Lee Cain, 57, formerly of Dudley, died Monday at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Allentown, Pa.

Funeral will be noon Monday at Greater St. John Free Will Baptist Church. Burial will be at Kornegay Cemetery.

He was born July 17, 1961, in Wayne County to Bennie L. Sr. and Lillian Blount Cain.

He is survived by his children.

Visitation will be 6 to 8 tonight, with the family present 7 to 8, at J.B. Rhodes Funeral Home and Cremations.

T. Jack Williams

Sept. 10, 1938-May 16, 2019

Thomas Jack Williams, 80, Warsaw, formerly of Mount Olive, died Thursday.

Graveside service was 2:30 p.m. Saturday in Maplewood, with pastor Jeff Dail officiating.

He was the son of the late Stanley R. and Mabel Gainus Williams.

Arrangements are by Tyndall.

Warren Barnes

Warren Barnes, 83, 1341 Tommy’s Road, died Saturday at home.

Arrangements are pending at Haskins Funeral Home and Cremations.

Sheila T. Dixon

Sheila Toney Dixon, 65, 315 Glenn Oak Drive, died Saturday at Wayne UNC Health Care.

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