Kenneth Ray Parker

Jan. 5, 1948-March 29, 2019

Kenneth Ray Parker, 71, Foresthill, Calif., passed away at his home March 29, 2019.

He was born Jan. 5, 1948, to the late Bernice Edward Parker and Ruth Christine Murphy Parker Toler Brown.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by sisters, Marie Parker Evans Jones and Annette Parker Johnston, and stepsisters, Anne Toler Worley McCormick and Mable Toler Gray.

The burial will take place Monday, May 13, 2019, at 4 p.m. in Princeton Cemetery. Ivy Parker will officiate the service.

Mr. Parker graduated from Princeton High School in 1966.

He entered the United States Marine Corps in 1967, and served for four years.

He is survived by brother, Bernice Edward Parker Jr. and wife, Mae, of Goldsboro; half-brother, Larry Keith Toler and wife, Julia, of Princeton; stepbrother, H.C. Tole Jr. and wife, Linda, of Kenly; stepsister, Nellie Toler Martin of Princeton; brothers-in-law, Mark Johnston and Cecil Jones; as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at


James George

Aug. 10, 1931-May 8, 2019

James George, 87, 140 George Road, Faison, died Wednesday at Vidant Duplin Medical Center, Kenansville.

Funeral will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Western Assembly Headquarters building, Newton Grove. Entombment will be in Wayne Memorial Park South in Dudley.

He was born Aug. 10, 1931, in Johnston County. He was married to Connie George.

He is survived by his children.

Visitation will be held 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Cedar Point Disciples Church, Newton Grove. The family will receive friends at the home, where it will assemble for the funeral cortège.

Arrangements are by Majestic Funeral Homes.

H. Crist Wiegand

Feb. 19, 1966-May 8, 2019

Hubert Crist Wiegand, 53, died Wednesday at Vidant Medical Center, Greenville.

Graveside service will be 11 a.m. Monday at Wayne Memorial Park, with pastor Bill Rose officiating.

Born in Wayne County, he was the son of the late Hubert C. Jr. and Helen Barwick Wiegand.

Arrangements are by Shumate-Faulk Funeral Home and Crematory.

Rickey Thompson

Dec. 17, 1955-May 7, 2019

Rickey Thompson died Tuesday.

Funeral will be 11 a.m. May 18. Interment will be 1:30 p.m. at Fort Lincoln, Brentwood, Md.

He was born Dec. 17, 1955 in Hampton, Va., to Sara Bell-Coley and the late Simon Thompson. He was married to the late Mary Davis.

Visitation will be 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday.

Rashawn D. Franklin

Aug. 27, 1994-May 2, 2019

Rashawn Devon Franklin, 24, died May 2.

Funeral will be 1 p.m. Saturday at River of Life Christian Center, Kinston. Burial will be at Southview Cemetery, Kinston.

He was born Aug. 27, 1994, in Lenoir County to Tonuja Parker Suggs and William Cobb.

Arrangements are by Loftin Memorial-J.B. Rhodes Funeral Home, Kinston.

Michael G. Williams

Jan. 28, 1956-May 3, 2019

Michael Grey Williams died May 3 in Bradenton, Fla.

Memorial service will be private.

He was the son of Albert and Betty (Forsythe) Williams. He was married to Sherry Williams.

He is survived by five children.

Andre M. Todd

Died April 29, 2019

Andre “Dre” Montario Todd, 31, Raleigh, formerly of Goldsboro, died April 29.

Funeral will be noon Saturday at Bear Creek Association Headquarters, with pastor Shahim Faircloth officiating.

Visitation will be 4 to 6 tonight at Apostle D.L. McIntyre Memorial Chapel and an hour prior to the service at the church.

Edward Brewington Jr.

Edward Brewington Jr., 76, died Thursday at home.

Arrangements are pending at Howell Funeral Home and Crematory.

Robert P. Joyner

Robert P. Joyner, 87, died Wednesday at Kitty Askins Hospice Center.

Arrangements are pending at McIntyre Funeral Home.