Barbara Fletcher

Barbara Fletcher

Barbara Fletcher

May 10, 1929-May 19, 2019

Barbara (Bobby) Ruth Fletcher went to be with her Lord and Savior on Sunday, May 19, 2019.

She was the wife of the late Herman Fletcher, and is survived by her son, Michael Fletcher and his wife, Karen; son, Joseph Fletcher and his wife, Christine; daughter, Barbara Graham and her husband, Randy; and son, Jeffrey Fletcher and Monica Somocurcio. She is also survived by five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. She was a sister, aunt, sister-in-law, and friend to so many more who deeply loved her.

Bobby was born in Urbana, Ohio, on May 10, 1929. She recently celebrated her 90th birthday, surrounded by her family. Bobby was a very talented quilter and seamstress. She loved to hunt for the perfect fabric and start a new project. She blessed many people with her talents.

Bobby had a special place in her heart for the dogs in her life over the years, and she delighted in the companionship of her last dog, Gizmo.

Bobby lost her mobility and her ability to sew in the last year, but she never lost her sparkle or her sense of humor. She found humor in the simple things. She loved to laugh, and she was so fun to be around, even in her last days.

Her hope and faith was in her Lord Jesus Christ, and we are comforted knowing she is safe in His arms. Her legacy and her impact will live on for generations. Our profound loss is heaven’s gain.

A service to celebrate Barbara’s life will be held Wednesday, May 22, 2019, at 6 p.m. at Seymour Funeral Home with her son, Pastor Joe Fletcher officiating. The family will receive friends following the service at the funeral home and at other times at the home. Burial will be Friday at noon at Lakemont Memorial Gardens in Davidsonville, Md.

In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting memorial donations be made to any of the following: Infinity Bible Church, 1326 Morrison Ave., Bronx, N.Y., 10472; Grace Baptist Church, 22 Barden St., Princeton, N.C., 27569; WATCH, ATTN: Karen Webb, 2700 Wayne Memorial Drive, P.O. Box 8001, Goldsboro, N.C. 27534.

Online condolences may be sent to


Belle (Tenny) Hare Hall

Belle (Tenny) Hare Hall

Belle (Tenny) Hare Hall

April 12, 1935-May 19, 2019

Belle (Tenny) Hare Hall, 84, of Mount Olive, wife of the late Rodney Farrior Hall, passed away Sunday night, May 19, 2019, at Transition Hospice Life Center in Raleigh, N.C., with her beloved daughters by her side. Mrs. Hall was born in Faison, N.C., on April 12, 1935, the daughter of the late Willie and Irene Hare. She was a homemaker, a business woman, and worked in personnel at Burlington Industries, accounting in Mt. Olive, and at Southern Bank in Dudley until her retirement. Mrs. Hall was a member of First Baptist Church in Mount Olive.

She was a loving and devoted mother, grandmother, daughter and sister to a large family and was always there to assist family members and friends with any need they may have.

She is survived by her two daughters, Dr. Debbie Hall Grady, and friend, Thomas Price; and Marcia Hall Davis and husband, Jeff Davis; and a brother, Dr. Donald Hare and wife, Margie Hare. Her grandchildren are Jennifer Lynn Moye and husband, Dr. Phillip Moye; Jenny Leigh Grady; Anthony Rodney Grady and wife, Samantha Grady; Ryan Jeffery Davis; Joel Davis; and Patrick Davis. Mrs. Hall has six great-grandchildren: Elise Moye, Thad Moye, Seth Moye, Avalon Davis, Jacob Davis, and Piper Davis. Mrs. Hall was preceded in death by sisters Mildred Hall, Evangeline Lancaster, Ruby Miller and Linda Williams; and a brother, Willie Gene Hare.

Funeral services will be held at Shumate-Faulk Funeral Home in Goldsboro, N.C., at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, May 22, 2019. The Rev. Phyllis Vail will officiate the services. Burial will follow at Wayne Memorial Park with visitation with the family after the graveside service. At other times, the family will receive friends at her daughter’s home at 300 Commonsgate Drive, Goldsboro, N.C.


Ruby Tadlock Wells

Ruby Tadlock Wells

Ruby Tadlock Wells

March 6, 1930-May 20, 2019

Ruby Tadlock Cashwell Wells, 89, of the Beautancus area near Mount Olive, passed away early Monday morning, May 20, 2019, while at Kitty Askins Hospice Center.

Funeral services will be Tuesday, May 21, at 7 p.m. at Tyndall Funeral Home with the Rev. Richard “Peanut” Whitman officiating, followed by visitation. Committal services will be Wednesday, May 22, at 11 a.m. in the Calypso Cemetery followed by entombment. Family and friends are also being received at the home of Jackie and Ruth Cashwell.

Mrs. Wells was a retired licensed practical nurse, having served in her chosen career for over 44 years at the old Goldsboro Hospital, Medical Park Nursing Home, and in the private duty sector.

She is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Carlton “Toogie” and Peggy Cashwell of Calypso, and Jackie and Ruth Cashwell of Mount Olive; three grandchildren, Inga C. Thurston and husband, Will, Jason Cashwell, and Brandon Cashwell and wife, Jessica; seven great-grandchildren, Hunter Thurston, Haley Thurston, Ellie Cashwell, Emma Cashwell, Emmett Cashwell, Gabriel Cashwell, and Abigail Cashwell; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Linda Carol “Tootsie” Cashwell; parents, Luby and Rachel Faircloth Tadlock; brother, Luby Tadlock Jr.; and sisters, Elizabeth T. Adams and Ellen T. Waldron.

A Tyndall service.


Hope M. Wright

Died May 18, 2019

Hope M. Wright, 27, of Goldsboro, native of Mount Olive, died Saturday, May 18, at her home.

Funeral will be Wednesday, May 22, at 7 p.m. at The Bridge at Princeton with visitation afterward. Burial will be Thursday, May 23, at 11 a.m. at Myrtle Green Cemetery in Tabor City.

Arrangements with Tyndall Funeral Home in Mount Olive.


Virginia Mae Bass Scott

May 5, 1931-May 19, 2019

Virginia Mae Bass Scott, 88, Kenly, died Sunday at the SECU Hospice House in Smithfield.

Funeral will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Kenly Funeral Service chapel with elder Garland Thick officiating. Interment will be in the Kenly Cemetery.

She was born in Johnston County on May 5, 1931 to the late Johnny Turner Bass and Teresa Ferrell Bass. She was married for 69 years to the late Cleveland Edward Scott.

She is survived by a son and two daughters.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Kenly Funeral Service.

Janice R. Woodley

Died May 16, 2019

Janice Regina Woodley, 68, of 312 E. New Hope Road, died Thursday at home.

Funeral will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at the Upper Room Church. Burial will follow in Wayne Memorial Park.

She was born July 15, 1950, in Southhampton, Va., to James and Hazel Johnson Woodley.

She is survived by one daughter.

Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church. At other times, the family will receive friends at 403 Hunters Creek Drive, where they will assemble in preparation for the funeral procession.

Arrangements by Haskins Funeral Home and Cremations.

Christine Grooms

Christine Grooms, 83, of Wilson, died Sunday at Wilson Medical Center.

Funeral will be held Thursday at 1 p.m. at Stevens Funeral Home, Wilson. Burial will follow in Rest Haven Cemetery, Wilson.

Visitation will be Wednesday from 3 p.m. until 6 p.m. at Stevens Funeral Home.

Carmelo G. Perez

Carmelo Guierrez Perez, 41, died Friday at Vidant Medical Center in Greenville.

Funeral will be held Tuesday at 7 p.m. in the James T. Haskins Memorial Chapel of Haskins Funeral Home. Burial will follow at a later date in Mexico.

Ezekiel Sutton

The Rev. Ezekiel Sutton, 94, of 2731 New Hope Road, LaGrange, died Monday at the Brian Center.

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

Barbara Jones

Barbara Jones, 61, of 1502 Laurel St., New Bern, died Saturday at home.

Arrangements are pending at Trinity Memorial Funeral Home of Kinston.

Lottie Dawson

Lottie Dawson, of 3513 Craft Road, Grifton, died Sunday at home.

Arrangements are pending at Trinity Memorial Funeral Home of Kinston.

Thomas Gray

Thomas Gray, of 597 Pecan Road, Dudley, died Saturday at home.

Arrangements are pending at R. Swinson Funeral Service.

Bernice W. Whitted

Bernice W. Whitted, 90, of 210 N. Harding Drive, died Monday at home.

Arrangements are pending at Haskins Funeral Home and Cremations.