Midder Mines

Midder Mines

Midder Mines

Died May 9, 2019

Pete Midder Mines, Goldsboro, was taken into heaven Thursday, May 9, 2019, after a wonderful morning with his mother at home.

His life was full of love, laughter, curiosity and learning. Always playing, hugging and riding his golf cart or lawn mower, Midder lived every minute of his brief time with us to the fullest. His laughing voice, curious eyes, love for elephants and sense of adventure will never be forgotten. His smile made everyone’s heart happy.

Midder touched the lives of so many; our beloved, shining, happy boy was the light of our lives and the star of our hearts that will leave us smiling through our tears. He was joy personified.

Midder loved his mama more than anything, and he was his daddy’s heart, who always wanted to be with him outside.

We will miss his lovable ways for the rest of our lives. We pray his spirit lives on in each of us forever.

A private service for the family will be held at Saulston United Methodist Church in Goldsboro, N.C., Sunday, May 19, 2019, with pastor Howard James officiating.

Midder leaves behind his loving parents, Pete and Katie; his grandparents, Walt and Pam Easterling and Pete and Elizabeth Mines; great-grandmother, Frances Mines; aunts and uncles, Alissa and Todd Scott, Mary and Michael Forsyth and Daniel and Cameron Mines; and cousin, Ella Scott.

Midder also loved spending time with his puppies, Bodhi and Penny.

The family intends to honor Midder by making certain that the joyful spirit and laughter in this family returns in full force. We understand that this effort will require time and the help of our extended family and many dear and wonderful friends.

The family finds hope in the fact that, though Midder was surrounded by love in his life, he is now experiencing the perfect love of our Lord, Jesus Christ.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be given in Midder’s memory to the elephants at the North Carolina Zoo or your local SPCA.

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


Kenneth A. Hales Sr.

Oct. 3, 1945- May 14, 2019

Kenneth Allen “Shorty” Hales Sr., 73, passed away Tuesday at his residence.

Born in Wayne County, he was the son of the late Clifton and Gertrude Evans Hales and the brother of the late Ed Hales.

Kenneth was a member of Eureka Christian Church and a veteran of the National Guard.

A service to celebrate his life will be held Wednesday evening at 7 p.m. in Shumate Memorial Chapel, with the Rev. Frank Purvis officiating.

Family members will greet friends Wednesday at Shumate-Faulk Funeral Home from 5 to 7 p.m.

A private entombment service for the family will be held at Wayne Memorial Park.

Kenneth is survived by his wife, Linda Britt Hales; a son, Kenneth Allen Hales Jr. and his wife, Donnarie; daughters, Karen Hales Kennedy and husband, Glenn Jr., and Jan Hales Bradley and husband, Jeff; brothers, Earl Hales and wife, Sarah, Carl Ray Hales and Roy Hales and wife, Marie; sister-in-law, Kathryn Hales; sisters, Viola King, Sheila Price and husband, Gene, Linda Person and husband, James, Vicky Tilghman and husband, Elton, and Christine Goetze and husband, Fred; grandchildren, Kelsey Rae Kennedy, Morgan Grace Kennedy, Reagan Kinley Hales, Benton Allen Hales, Keaton Nicole Bradley and Alexander Britt Bradley; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Eddis Earl Britt and wife, Wilma, Lela Sutton and husband, Joe, Betty Smith and Mary Wilson and husband, Jimmy; and 20 nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be directed to Eureka Christian Church, 2036 Dobbersville Road, Mount Olive, N.C., 28365 or Parkinson’s Foundation, 200 S.E. First St., Suite 800, Miami, Fla., 33131.

Shumate-Faulk Funeral Home is serving the Hales family, and online condolences may be sent to www.shumate-faulk.com.


Norman Wayne Davenport

Nov. 26, 1943-May 13, 2019

Norman Wayne Davenport, 75, Wilmington, went to be with his Heavenly Father Monday, May 13, 2019.

He was born in Snow Hill, N.C., Nov. 26, 1943, to the late Rev. Norman Frank and Bertha Wooten Davenport.

He attended and graduated from Goldsboro High School, and attended Bob Jones University in Greenville, S.C.

As founder of Wilmington Auto Salvage, cars were Wayne’s life. He loved buying and selling cars and most of all, building relationships with those people he did business with.

Wayne was also a member of Grace Baptist Church.

In addition to his parents, Wayne was preceded in death by his younger brother, Steve Davenport.

Wayne is survived by his wife, Barbara Adams Davenport; son, Norman Dexter Davenport and wife, Cameron, of Wilmington, N.C.; grandchildren, Drew Flanagan and husband, Dillon, of Nashville, Tenn., Carter Davenport, Sydney Davenport, Luke Davenport, Judson Davenport and Chase Davenport; brother, Donald Davenport and wife, Judy; sister-in-law, Greta Davenport; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, other extended family and friends.

The family will receive friends from 12 to 2 p.m. Thursday, May 16, 2019, at Quinn McGowen Funeral Home in Wilmington.

Funeral service will be at 2 p.m., with Dr. Jay Knowles and Dr. J.D. Herchenhahn officiating. Burial will follow the service at Oleander Memorial Gardens.

Please leave prayers and condolences for the family at www.quinnmcgowen.com.


Richard A. Coleman

Died May 9, 2019

Richard Allen Coleman, 64, 2150 Hull Road, died Thursday at the North Carolina State Veterans Home, Kinston.

Funeral will be 11 a.m. Friday at Greater Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church. Burial will be in Eastern Carolina State Veterans Cemetery.

Visitation will be an hour prior to the service. The family will receive friends at 3373 N.C. 903 South, LaGrange.

Arrangements are by Trinity Memorial Funeral Home.

Annie B. Lane Lewis

Nov. 30, 1921-May 11, 2019

Annie Bell Lane Lewis, 97, Fremont, died Saturday at Willow Creek Nursing and Rehab.

Funeral will be noon Friday at Union Grove Missionary Baptist Church. Burial will be in Union Grove Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery.

She was born Nov. 30, 1921, in Wayne County to Bennie and Appie Lewis Lane.

She is survived by her children.

Visitation will be 11 a.m. to noon Friday at Union Grove Missionary Baptist Church.

Arrangements are by J.B. Rhodes Funeral Home and Cremations.

Bud Nethercutt

Nov. 16, 1928-May 13, 2019

Willie Herman “Bud” Nethercutt, 90, died Monday at Four Oaks Senior Living.

Graveside service will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Evergreen Memorial Cemetery with military honors.

He was born in Pitt County Nov. 16, 1928, to the late Willie and Sarah Lee Philyaw Nethercutt. He was married to the late Johanne B. Nethercutt.

Visitation will follow the service at the cemetery. He will lie in state at Seymour Funeral Home 1 to 5 tonight and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday.

Carl H. Andrews Sr.

Oct. 25, 1928-May 13, 2019

Carl Haywood Andrews Sr., 90, Pikeville, died Monday at home.

Funeral will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Pleasant Grove Free Will Baptist Church, with pastor Barry Stallings officiating. Interment will be at 2 p.m. at Bethany Baptist Church Cemetery, Wendell.

He was born in Wake County Oct. 25, 1928, to the late Edd Otis and Nellie Wood Andrews. He was married to Doris Jones Andrews.

He is survived by three children.

Visitation will be 10 to 10:45 a.m. Thursday at the church.

Arrangements are by Howell Funeral Home and Crematory.

Georgia May

Georgia May, 49, Greenville, died Sunday at Vidant Medical Center.

Arrangements are pending at S. Connor Memorial Funeral Home, Snow Hill.

Liza J. Wade Fortune

Liza Jane Wade Fortune, 67, Snow Hill, died Monday at home.

Arrangements are pending at S. Connor Memorial Funeral Home, Snow Hill.

Andre Hamm

Andre Hamm, 59, 1221 First Street N.W., Washington, D.C., died May 7 at home.

Arrangements are pending at Stevens Funeral Home, Wilson.

William Wiley

William Wiley, 78, Wilson, died Saturday at Kitty Askins Hospice Center.

Arrangements are pending at Stevens Funeral Home, Wilson.

Nathaniel A. Breshears

Nathaniel Aaron Breshears, 32, died Saturday in Greensboro.

Arrangements are pending at Seymour Funeral Home and Cremation Service.