Dennis Darnell Turnage

Dennis Darnell Turnage

April 19, 1955 — Nov. 23, 2018

Dennis Darnell Turnage, 63, passed away on Friday, Nov. 23, 2018, at Wayne UNC Hospital.

Dennis was born in Wayne County on April 19, 1955, to Pauline Gurley Turnage and the late C.B. Turnage. He was a graduate of Johnston Community College where he received an associate’s degree in fine arts. Dennis will be remembered as a free spirit and an accomplished air brush artist and photographer. Dennis was a member of The First Pentecostal Holiness Church.

Dennis was a warrior and he fought for his life until the last minute. He lost his life after a long battle with a liver transplant. Dennis accepted his illness with grace, dignity and humbleness and used his condition to lift others.

The family will receive friends on Monday, Nov. 26, 2018, from 6 to 7 p.m. at The First Pentecostal Holiness Church followed by a service to celebrate Dennis’ life at 7 p.m. in the sanctuary with the Rev. Bill Rose officiating.

In addition to his mother, Dennis is survived by his son, Christian Turnage and wife, Brittany; daughter, Gabrielle Sara Weber and husband, Andrew; grandson, Benedict Turnage; brothers, Ray Turnage and Bruce Turnage; and sisters, Paulette Kanoy and Joyce Brock.

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


Jean Summerlin Askew

Jean Summerlin Askew

Sept. 5, 1933 — Nov. 24, 2018

Jean Summerlin Askew, 85, of the Rosewood Community went to her heavenly home Saturday, Nov. 24, 2018, at the home of her daughter in Clayton.

Funeral service will be held Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2018, at 2 p.m. at Pine Forest United Methodist Church where she was a lifetime member. Burial will follow at Evergreen Memorial Cemetery in Princeton. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 1 until 1:45 in the church fellowship hall.

Mrs. Askew was born in Duplin County on Sept. 5, 1933, to the late Joseph “Jack” Lillard Summerlin Sr. and Margaret Parker Summerlin. She graduated high school from St. Mary’s College in Raleigh and attended Greensboro Women’s College. She loved her family, church, friends and her community. She loved to travel and will be deeply missed by all.

She is survived by one son, Paul Askew and wife, Dr. Teena Guenther of Massachusetts; three daughters, Deborah Carswell-Spyrison and husband, Paul of Clayton, Susan Askew Whitley and husband, Chris of Clayton and Teresa Askew Powell of Greenville; one brother, Joseph “Joe” Summerlin Jr. of Summerlin’s Crossroads; three grandchildren, Noah Guenther Askew, John Hampton Carswell III and Laura Caroline Carswell; and a special friend, Mary Willetts.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Melvin Ray Askew; her second husband, Franklin Neal Summerlin; her beloved granddaughter, Wendy Michelle Bloom; and her lifelong best friend, Arlene Davis.

Although flowers are welcome, memorial contributions may be directed to Kory Wawanaca Methodist Children’s Home, a Bolivian orphanage, 303 Windy Circle, Goldsboro, N.C. 27530 or dropped off at Pine Forest United Methodist Church in Rosewood.

The family is in the care of Howell Funeral Home and Cremator y in Goldsboro.


Alfonza Lewis

Alfonza Lewis

Mr. Alfonza Lewis, 89, passed away suddenly and unexpectedly at the Brian Center, Goldsboro, N.C.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Hadessa Durham Lewis.

He is lovingly survived by two sons, Murle Reese Lewis (Bertha) and Rene Lewis; two grandchildren, Duane D. Lewis and Sadarria Lewis; one great-granddaughter, Kayla Jones; one sister, Annie Lewis McLaurin; and one brother, William Worrell Jr.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 27, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. with the family arriving to receive friends from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at J.B. Rhodes Funeral Home, Wayne Memorial Drive, Goldsboro, N.C.

The funeral will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 28, at 11 a.m at Woods Chapel United American Free Will Baptist Church, 928 New Hope Road, Goldsboro, N.C. He will be laid to rest at the Wilson Cemetery, Wood Peck Road, Goldsboro, N.C.


Pauline Moore

Pauline Rose Moore, 76, a resident of Willow Creek, died Sunday in Wayne Memorial Hospital.

Arrangements are pending at Haskins Funeral Home.

Kenneth Atkinson

Kenneth Atkinson, 76, of 603 Lock Haven Court, died Saturday in Kitty Askins Hospice.

Arrangements are pending at Haskins Funeral Home.

Creather Bass

Creather Bass, 74, of 208 Glenwood Trail, died Saturday at Kitty Askins Hospice.

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

Jacqueline Cassidy

Jacqueline Annette Cassidy, 83, of the Rosewood community died Sunday at home.

Arrangements are pending at Howell Funeral Home and Crematory.

Antonia Pearson

Antonia Rose Pearson, 60, died Saturday at Wayne UNC Health Care.

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

Joyce Walker

Joyce Walker, 69, died Saturday at Select Specialty Hospital, Durham.

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

Tony Hughes

Died Nov. 23, 2018

Tony James Hughes, 71, formerly of Princeton, died Friday at the Brian Center of Wilson.

Funeral was Sunday at 3 p.m. at Casey Funeral Home and Cremations in Princeton. Officiating was the Rev. Percy Coleman.

Visitation was an hour prior to the service, with the family present.

A private burial will be held today in Princeton Cemetery.

He was the son of the late Lettie Woodard Smart.

He is survived by a son.

Judith Pletcher

Sept. 5, 1942 — Nov. 21, 2018

Judith Florence Klose Pletcher, 76, died Wednesday at Wayne UNC Health Care.

Mrs. Pletcher was born in Pittsburgh, Pa., on Sept. 5, 1942, to the late Karl John Klose and Mary McCullough Klose.

At her request, no formal service will be held.

Mrs. Pletcher is survived by three children and two grandchildren.

Arrangements are by Seymour Funeral Home.

Thomas Smith Jr.

Thomas Edward Smith Jr., 60, of 1080 Carolina Ave., died Saturday at MacGregor Downs Health and Rehabilitation Center, Greenville.

Arrangements are pending at Loftin Memorial-J.B. Rhodes Funeral Home of Kinston.