March 2009 Obituaries

Taken from the Kinston Free Press





Harper, Virgil Allen 

KINSTON - Virgil Allen Harper, 89, passed away on February 27, 2009. 
Virgil was a World War II Veteran serving in The United States Navy. He was a tobacco 
farmer, tobacco warehouse-man and businessman in Kinston, NC, for over 50 years.
 He was preceded in death by his wife of 51 years Emily Elizabeth Harper and their son 
Virgil Blackledge Harper. Survivors include his wife Jessie Lee Harper 
of the home, daughter, Vickie Harper Gregory of Raleigh; step daughter, Jennifer Heath 
of Goldsboro; daughter-in-law Katherine S. Harper of Cary; grand-children Stephanie and 
Mickey Wade of San Diego, Ca, Tracie and Steve Barnhardt of Arlington, Va., Anita and 
John Johnson of Concord, Annette and Chris Jones of Elm City, Lindsey Godwin of 
Goldsboro, Storm Keith Gregory of Raleigh and ten great grandchildren.
 Visitation will be held on Tuesday, March 3, 2009 from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary 
of Woodington United Methodist Church. Funeral services will begin at 2:00. Burial will 
follow at Pinelawn Memorial Park. Born on October 12, 1919 to Blackledge and Junie 
Stroud Harper, Virgil was one of six children. Black and Junie's sons and daughters all 
worked hard, farming and tending the land they were given. They were close knit and always 
shared what they had and helped each other. Their children and their children's children 
learned how to work by watching the example set before them. As we so fondly called 
and remember them as Pa and Ma Harper, we say thank you for giving us so many 
wonderful family memories. We cherish our family gatherings of Easter Sunday, 
Thanksgiving, Christmas and all the great times in between. Aunt Babe, Aunt Mary, 
Uncle Henry, Uncle Tommy, Uncle Bud, and now Uncle Virgil, we will miss you everyday. 
The husbands and wives, aunts and uncles, and cousins of this family are all part of an 
intricate tapestry woven together by God that has given us a profound sense of love and 
family. We cherish these memories of you, and we are all thankful. Arrangements by 
Howard-Carter Funeral Home. Sign the guest book at kinston.com. (Paid obituary). 

Published in the Free Press from 3/1/2009 - 3/4/2009 




Hart, Annie Marie Dixon 

GRIFTON - Mrs. Annie Marie Dixon Hart, 88, of Grifton went to be with the Lord on 
Saturday, February 28, 2009.
 She lived in the Grifton area all her married life. She was a loving mother and 
grandmother, and was a homemaker and retired farmers wife. She loved to work in 
her garden until she became disabled. Mrs. Hart was a member of Hillside F.W.B. 
Church in Grifton and was preceded in death by her husband, Cleaters I. Hart. 
Survivors include her children, Pat Hart Bryan and husband Bud, of Ayden, Jeffery 
Hart and wife Ann, of Grifton, Randall Hart and wife Darlene, of Grifton; seven 
grandsons, Greg Pridgen, Keith Pridgen and wife Harriett, Steve Hart and wife Holly, 
Timmy Hart and wife Melissa, Cleat Hart Jr. and wife Jessica, Edward Hart and wife 
Cherrie, and Jonathan Hart; seven great-grandchildren; 17 step great-grandchildren; 
and a special friend, Mrs. Lula May. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. 
Wednesday, March 4, 2009, at Farmer Funeral Home with the Rev. Butch Haddock 
and the Rev. Charles Branch officiating. Burial will follow in the Ayden Cemetery. 
The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Tuesday evening at the funeral home and 
other times at 5793 Ernest Taylor Road, Ayden. Memorials may be made to Hillside 
F.W.B. Church, PO Box 832 Grifton, NC 28530. Funeral arrangements by Farmer 
Funeral Service, Ayden. Sign the guest book at www.kinston.com. (Paid obituary)

Published in the Free Press from 3/2/2009 - 3/6/2009 






Heath, William Stanley 

KINSTON - William Stanley Heath, 58 of 2207 Ivy Road passed away on Saturday, 
February 28, 2009 at Lenoir Memorial Hospital. 
He was a truck driver but his true passion was wood working and working with his 
hands and tools.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Stanley and Geraldine Clements Heath, 
his wife, Edith Elmore Heath and son, Robert Michael Heath. 

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, March 3, 2009 from the chapel 
of Garner Funeral Home with Bishop Rick Anderson officiating. Burial will follow in 
Pinelawn Memorial Park. 
Survivors include his daughters, Karen H. Harris of Kinston, Amanda Pate of Richlands, 
his son, Jamie A. Heath of the home; a special companion, Patricia Wiley and her son, 
James Heath; his sisters, Bonnie Miller of Kinston, Carlena Braxton of LaGrange, his 
brothers, Ronald Heath of Kinston, Jimmy Heath of Trenton; three grandchildren, 
Adriana, Stacey, Alexis, two great grandchildren, Garrett and Brooke; and several 
nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. on Monday 
evening at the funeral home and other times at his home. Arrangements by Garner 
Funeral Home. Sign the guestbook at www.kinston.com. (Paid obituary)
Published at the Free Press from /3/02/09  to 3/5/09 




Sugg, Kenneth Dudley 

SNOW HILL - Kenneth Dudley Sugg, 79, died Saturday, Feb. 28, 2009, at Pitt County 
Memorial Hospital. The funeral will be held at 3 p.m. Tuesday, March 3, 2009, at the 
chapel of Taylor-Tyson Funeral Service with the Rev. Doug Nalley officiating. 
Internment will follow immediately in Snow Hill Cemetery. 
Survivors include children Sherries Sugg Bright and Greg Sugg, both of Snow Hill; 
brothers, Harvey Lee Sugg and Perry Sugg, both of Snow Hill; and four grandchildren. 
The family will receive friends from 2 to 2:45 p.m. Tuesday. In lieu of flowers, memorials 
may be made to Davis Grove Church Building Fund, care of Irma Edmundson, 4144 Fort 
Run Road, Snow Hill, N.C. 28580. Arrangements by Taylor-Tyson Funeral Service.

Published in the Free Press from 3/2/2009 - 3/5/2009 




Cook, Marilyn Joyce Shafer 

KINSTON ? Marilyn Joyce Shafer Cook, 78, of Kinston passed away on Saturday, 
February 28, 2009.
Born in South Bend, Indiana on July 31, 1930, she was the daughter of the late Estel 
and Julia Simmon Shafer. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by 
her husband, Ward Russell Cook. Mrs. Cook was a homemaker who enjoyed her 
yard and garden and loved the water, in particular, the lake at her home in Michigan. 
Survivors include her daughter, Cynthia Lynn Miller and husband Marc, of Kinston; 
grandchildren, Nathan Miller and wife Wayan, of Taipei, Taiwan, Russell Miller of 
Kinston, Ashleigh Miller Vaughn and husband Richard, of Maryland; and great-
granddaughter, Meiwanna Tseng Miller of Taipei, Taiwan. Memorial services will be 
held at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, March 7, 2009, at the home of her daughter, Cindy Miller, 
2310 Woodview Road, Kinston with the Reverend Kent Henderson officiating. 
Funeral arrangements by Howard-Carter Funeral Home. Sign the guest book at 
www.kinston.com. (Paid obituary)

Published in the Free Press from 3/3/2009 - 3/6/2009 



Forbes, Willie P. 

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Willie P. Forbes, 97, died Friday, Feb. 27, 2009, at Prince George 
Hospital. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at S. Connor Memorial Funeral Home.
Published in the Free Press from 3/3/2009 - 3/6/2009 




Grady, Cristy Louise Sauls 

DEEP RUN - Cristy Louise Sauls Grady, 41, of Deep Run, passed away on Sunday, 
March 1, 2009.
 She was born in Wake County on November 29, 1967, to Howard Ray Sauls and the 
late Lynn Coker Sauls. In addition to her mother, she was preceded in death by her 
grandparents, Carl and Louise Coker and Elton and Tessie Butts; and her 
mother-in-law, Marie Grady.
 Cristy was a loving wife, mother, sister and friend who enjoyed reading and spending 
time with her family and friends. She was loved by many and will be missed by all 
who knew her. 
Survivors include her husband of 20 years, Tony Grady; daughter, Lynn Marie Grady 
and twin sons, Devin Grady and Tyler Grady, all of the home; father, Howard Ray 
Sauls, Sr. and wife Peggy of Raleigh; twin sister, Carla Wetherington and husband 
Dan, of Kinston; brother, Howard Ray Sauls, Jr. and wife Julie, of Raleigh; step-sister, 
Mandi Adams and husband John, of Raleigh; several nieces and nephews; and many 
other special family members and friends. 
The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, March 4, 2009, at Howard-
Carter Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 5, 2009, 
at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints ? Woodington Ward with Bishop 
Gary Whaley officiating. Burial will follow at Westview Cemetery. 
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made in Cristy's honor to the 
Susan B. Susan G. Komen for the Cure, 2314 S. Miami Blvd., Suite 154, Durham, NC 
27703. Funeral arrangements by Howard-Carter Funeral Home. Sign the guest book at 
www.kinston.com. (Paid obituary)





Hall, Sadie K. 

TRENTON - Sadie K. Hall, 87, of 123 Huffmantown Road, died Monday, March 2, 2009, 
at Lenoir Memorial Hospital. 
The funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 7 at St. Matilda F.W.B. Church with
 Elder John A. Marks officiating. Burial will follow in the Moore Cemetery, Trenton. 
Survivors include daughters, Bessie Lee Pickens of Buffalo, N.Y., Rose Kornegay of 
Trenton and Delores Hall of the home; sons Egbert Hall, Larry Hall and Jeff Hall, all 
of Kinston; 19 grandchildren; and 28 great-grandchildren. 
Visitation will be held from 3-8 p.m. Friday, March 6 at Mills Funeral Home. Online 
condolences may be sent to www.millsfh.com

Published in the Free Press from 3/3/2009 - 3/8/2009 



Taylor, Jeffrey Earl 

VANCEBORO - Jeffrey Earl Taylor, 48, of 120 Mill Road, died Sunday, March 1, 2009, 
at Pitt County Memorial Hospital. 
The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 7 at Don Brown Funeral Home. 
Survivors include one sister, Lillian Taylor Blount of Vanceboro. 
Visitation will be held from 9-2 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Online condolences 
may be sent to www.donbrownfuneralhome.com.
Published in the Free Press from 3/3/2009 - 3/8/2009 




Venters, Carolyn Pompey 

KINSTON - Carolyn Yvonne Pompey Venters, 49, of 801 Eagle Road, passed away 
Sunday, March 1, 2009, at Kitty Askins Hospice Center in Goldsboro, N.C. 
The funeral will be held at noon, Friday, March 6, 2009, at United American F.W.B. 
Tabernacle with Pastor Charlie Howell officiating. Burial will follow in Pinelawn 
Memorial Park. 
Survivors include her husband, Ernest Venters III; daughter Bobbi Pompey Venters; 
her mother, Alice Jean Pompay, all of Kinston; her brother, Robert Pompey of 
Jamestown, N.C.; step-children Ronalene Brown of Charlotte, N.C., Ernest Venter IV 
of Kinston, Ebony Williams, Ernest Williams and Hakeem Williams, all of Kinston, 
N.C., and seven step-grandchildren. 
Visitation will be held from 3-8 p.m. Thursday, March 5, 2009, at Mills Funeral Home. 
Online condolences may be sent to www.millsfh.com. Funeral arrangements by Mills 
Funeral Home, Inc. Sign the guest book at www.kinston.com. 

Published in the Free Press from 3/3/2009 - 3/8/2009 




Wallace, Mary Jane 

GRIFTON - Mary Jane Moye Carmon Wallace, 96, of 619 Joseph St., died Monday, March 2, 
2009, at Pitt County Memorial Hospital. The funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 7 
at Rouse's Abundant Life Ministries. Interment will follow in Evergreen Memorial Estates.
 Survivors include sons, the Rev. George Carmon of Ayden, Leslie Wallace and Louise Wallace 
of Grifton, J. D. Wallace of New York and the Rev. Jesse Wallace Jr. of Kinston; daughters 
Willie Allen and Mary Hardy of Ayden, Doris Trippett and Deloris Wallace of Grifton; 
step-daughters Sadie Bell Wilson of Ayden, Bessie Hart of New York, Lucy Moye of Grifton, 
and Annie Wallace of Connecticut; brothers Jasper Moye of Hookerton and Ray Moye of New 
York; sisters Bonnie Carmon of Snow Hill and Eldress Marvin Carmon of Greenville. 
Viewing will be held from 2-5 p.m. Friday at Don Brown Funeral home; visitation will be from 
7-8 p.m. at the church. 

Published in the Free Press from 3/3/2009 - 3/8/2009 


Anderson, Tempie Martin 

LA GRANGE - Tempie Martin Anderson, 93, of 679 Piney Grove Road, died Tuesd
March 3, 2009. Mrs. Anderson was born June 3, 1915, to the late Ira and Annie Baker Martin. 
She was wife of the late Norbert Anderson and was preceded in death by a daughter, Eula 
Marie Anderson and three grandchildren. 
A lifelong homemaker, Mrs. Anderson enjoyed quilting and cooking for her family.
 A service of remembrance will be held Wednesday, March 4, 2009, at 7 p.m. from Rouse 
Funeral Home with the Rev. Jerry Mitchell officiating. Interment will be Thursday at 11 a.m. 
from Wayne Memorial Park. 
Mrs. Anderson is survived by nine children, Norwood G. Anderson and wife Joyce, of Concord, 
Kenneth Anderson of Seven Springs, Glen-nie Worrell and husband Leroy, of Goldsboro, Farrell 
Anderson and wife Lorraine, of Mount Olive, Aubrey Anderson and wife Judy, of La Grange, 
Annie A. Garris of La Grange, Jimmy Anderson and wife Linda, of Goldsboro, Ruth Wade and 
husband Jimmy, of La Grange, Tony Anderson and wife Diane, of La Grange; three sisters,
Irene Hall of Mount Olive, Lessie Gray Price of Seven Springs and Joyce Sullivan of Mount Olive; 
16 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren and one great great-grandchild. 
The family will receive friends following the service and at other times they will be at the home. 
Online condolences may be expressed at www.rousefh.com. Arrangements are with Rouse 
Funeral Home, La Grange. Sign the guest book at www.kinston.com. (Paid obituary)



Barwick, Mary Frances 


LA GRANGE - Mary Frances Haskins Barwick, 85, of La Grange, died Friday March 6, 
2009 at her home. 
Mrs. Barwick was born July 28, 1923 in Lenoir County to the late Simmons Hugh 
Haskins and Gertrude Ervin Haskins. She was wife of the late Duval Dempsey Barwick 
and a member of Hickory Grove United Methodist Church. Mrs. Barwick was a member 
of the Fair-field Senior Club and enjoyed cooking, needlework and bird watching.
A service of remembrance will be held Sunday, March 8, 2009 at 5 p.m. from Rouse 
Funeral Home with Rev. Adam Brinkley officiating. Interment will be Monday at 11 a.m. 
from Westview Cemetery. 
Mrs. Barwick is survived by two children, Martha Broadway and husband, George of 
Kinston, Hugh Barwick and wife, Nannette of Cornelius; four grandchildren, Anne Marie 
Broadway, Bob Barwick and wife, Virginia, John Barwick and Nancy Barwick; and one 
great-grandchild, Ben Barwick. 
The family will receive friends following the service and at other times they will be at the 
home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hickory Grove United Methodist 
Church, c/o Stanley Sutton, 1832 Sutton Shortcut Road, La Grange, NC 28551 Sign 
the guest book at www.kinston.com. Arrangements are with Rouse Funeral Home, La 
Grange. Paid Obituary 

Published in the Free Press from 3/8/2009 - 3/11/2009 



Council, Major Earl 

OAK CITY - Major Earl Council, 88, died Friday, March 6, 2009 at Vintage Inn Retirement 
Center.
Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m., Monday, March 9, 2009 with Rev. Chris Sheldon 
officiating. Graveside service will be held at Oak City Cemetery. 
Survivors include daughters, Edith Daniels of Williamston and Jenny Lind Edmondson of 
Kinston; son, Andy Johnson Council of Emerald Isle; sister, Addlee Perry of Carson, Ca.; 
and four grandchildren and two great grand children. 
Visitation will be held at the home of Edith Daniels at 503 N. Smithwick St. and at Oak 
City Baptist Church after the funeral service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made 
to Oak City Baptist Church. Biggs Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Published in the Free Press from 3/8/2009 - 3/11/2009 



Dupree, Minnie B. 

KINSTON - Minnie B. Dupree, age 78, of 511 N. Queen St., died Saturday, March 7, 
2009, at Kitty Askins Hospice Center in Goldsboro, N.C. Funeral services will be held 
at noon, Saturday, March 14, 2009, at St. Mark Church Ministries with Bishop Melvin 
Parks officiating. Burial services will follow in Pinelawn Memorial Park.
Survivors include one son, Willie Prince Dupree of Kinston; four daughters, Virgi Neil 
Herring and Pearlene Dupree of Kinston, Teresa D. Strong of Mount Olive, and Edna D. 
Bodnel of Sierra Vista, Ariz.; four brothers, Herman Briggs and John T. Briggs of Kinston, 
Alex "Bud" Dixon of La Grange, Harvey Briggs of Macon, Ga.; seven sisters, Lucille B. 
Coward of Bronx, N.Y., Lula L. Briggs of New York, N.Y., Inez Briggs of Goldsboro, N.C., 
Margie B. Lunsford of Maury, N.C., Cora M. Brown of Ports-mouth, Va., Connie D. 
Turnage and Melvin Jean Dupree of Farmville; nine grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
 Public viewing will be held on Friday, March 13 from 3-8 p.m. and the family will receive 
friends from 6-8 p.m. at Swinson Funeral Service. Online condolences may be sent to 
www.swinsonfs.com. Arrangements by Swinson Funeral Service. Sign the guest book 
at www.kinston.com.

Published in the Free Press from 3/8/2009 - 3/16/2009 




Arnette, Raymond Junior	

KINSTON - Raymond Junior Arnette, 75, passed away on Monday, March 9, 2009, 
at his home. He is preceded in death by his wife Peggy Arnette. 
Survivors include one daughter, Karen Quinn and husband Kenneth, of Cove City; 
two sisters, Katie Johnson, Hazel Sanderson and husband Roger, all of La Grange; 
three brothers, Paul Arnette and wife Barbara, Thurman Arnette and wife Bert, all 
of Kinston and Herman Arnette and wife Brenda, of Dover; and two grandchildren, 
Jordan Quinn and wife Meagan, Jameson Quinn and wife Katie, all of Cove City. 
Arrangements by Howard-Carter Funeral Home. Sign the guest book at 
www.kinston.com. (Paid obituary)

Published in the Free Press from 3/10/2009 - 3/14/2009 





Blaze, Verna Jeanette 

AYDEN - Verna Jeanette Blaze, 52, of 633 Club Drive, died Sunday, March 8, 2009. The 
funeral will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday, March 14 at Don Brown Funeral Home. 
Survivors include her sister, Mary Clark of New Haven, Conn.; and brothers, Leon Mayo 
of Alabama and Alexander Jenkins of Ayden.

Published in the Free Press from 3/14/2009 - 3/17/2009 



Frye, Terry Ray 

GREENSBORO - Mr. Terry Ray Frye passed away on Sunday, March 8, 2009, at Moses 
Cone Hospital. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, March 11 at 
Westover Church on Muirs Chapel Road. Interment will follow at Gilmore Memorial Park 
in Southeast Guilford County. 
Terry was born on October 24, 1945, in Omar, W Va., but moved to Carolina Beach as 
a young teenager. He graduated from George Washington University receiving his degree 
in chemistry. Immediately following his graduation, he began a long and successful career 
in sales. He lived in Washington, Philadelphia, San Francisco and Chicago, but always 
wanted to come back to North Carolina, which he did in 1972. He was Vice-President of 
Ingram-Brown Insurance Company. Terry loved playing golf and playing cards with his 
friends in Greensboro. In Beaufort, he enjoyed boating, fishing, and taking the grandchildren 
to Fort Macon and the aquarium. His very favorite times were those with his grandchildren, 
always finding an opportunity to teach them or challenge them with math games or learning 
poetry. 
He was preceded in death by parents, Irene Frye Midkiff and Ernest Frye. 
Survivors include his wife of 36 years, Sue Frye of the home; sons, Terry Frye, Jr. and 
wife Roxanne, of Greensboro, Michael Frye and wife Kelly, of Greensboro; daughter, 
Sunny Williams and husband Alan, of Greensboro; grandchildren, Jordan, Ashlynn, 
Kacey and Marshall Frye, and Hunter Williams; sister, Jeannie Miller and husband 
Ronnie, of Clarksburg, W.Va.; brother, Robbie Frye of Clarksburg, W. Va; mother-in-law, 
Mae Ipock of Kinston; brother-in-law, George Ipock of Mooresville; very special friend, Mo 
Brinkley, and all his buddies at Forest Oaks Country Club. 
Special thanks to the Revs. Don Miller and Chris Lewis, and the staff at Westover 
Church over the last two years for providing a spiritual home for Terry and his family. In 
lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Greensboro Urban Ministry, 
305 W. Lee St., Greensboro, NC 27406 for the wonderful care they provide for those in 
need. 
The family will receive friends from 1-2 p.m. on Wednesday, prior to the service at 
Westover Church, and at the home of Sunny Williams, 3614 Southeast School Road 
on Tuesday night at 7:00 p.m. Offer online condolences at www.forbisanddick.com. 
Funeral arrangements by Forbis and Dick Funeral Services. Sign the guest book at 
www.kinston.com. (Paid obituary)

Published in the Free Press from 3/10/2009 - 3/13/




Coward Jr., Lewis "Pap" 

KINSTON - Lewis "Pap" Coward, 83, of 416 Georgetown Road, died Monday, March 9, 
2009, at home. 
The funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 14 at St. James A.M.E. Church with
the Rev. J. F. Clark officiating. Burial will follow in Oak Hill Memorial Gardens. 
Survivors include sisters, Wilhelmina Nobles of Richmond, Va., Martha Sutton of Kinston, 
Orjnell Covington of Newark, N.J., and Margaret Gray of Washington, D.C.; and brothers, 
Dennis Coward, Charles Coward and Felix Coward, all of Kinston. Funeral arrangements 
by Swinson Funeral Service.

Published in the Free Press from 3/11/2009 - 3/17/2009 



Crocker, Dorothy Langston 

LA GRANGE - Dorothy Langston Crocker, 84, of La Grange, died Tuesday, March 10, 
2009, at Kitty Askins Hospice Center. 
Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. Thursday, March 12, 2009, at Rouse Funeral 
Home with the Rev. Tony McLamb officiating. Interment will follow at Fairview Cemetery. 
Survivors include her daughter, Katie Lang of La Grange; and sister, Ina Ruth Langston 
of La Grange. Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at Rouse Funeral Home. 
Online condolences may be expressed at www.rousefh.com. Memorials may be made 
to Eastern North Carolina National MS Society, 3101 Industrial Drive, Suite 210, Raleigh, 
NC 27609.

Published in the Free Press from 3/11/2009 - 3/14/2009 



Connolly, Annie L. 

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. - Annie L. Connolly, 84, of 3007 N. Bailey St., died Saturday, 
March 7, 2009.
 The funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 14, at Piney Grove F.W.B. Church.
 Burial will follow in the Piney Grove Church Cemetery. Survivors include son Tito 
Connolly of Florida; daughter Alicia Backer of Florida; sisters Lizzie Cannon of 
Goldsboro, and Ethel Bynum of New Jersey. 
Visitation will be held from 2-7 p.m. Friday at Don Brown Funeral Home. 
online condolences may be sent to www.donbrownfuneralhome.com. 

Published in the Free Press from 3/12/2009 - 3/15/2009 




Ellis, Wilton Stewart 

WALSTONBURG - Mr. Wilton Stewart Ellis, age 76, of 511 Strickland Road, died 
Wednesday, March 11, 2009, at Pitt County Memorial Hospital.
Funeral services will be conducted at 7 p.m. Friday, March 13 from the Church Street 
Chapel of the Farmville Funeral Home with the Rev. Doug Skinner, the Rev. Royce 
Reynolds, and the Rev. Tony Glass officiating. The family will receive friends 
immediately following the service. Interment will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 
14 at the Walstonburg Cemetery in Walstonburg. 
Mr. Elis was a member of Spring Branch Free Will Baptist Church. He is survived by 
his wife, Ruby Edwards Ellis of the home; three daughters, Kay Cox of Trenton, Sandy 
Beaman of Snow Hill, and Carolyn Sherrill of Farmville; seven grandchildren; and six 
great-grandchildren. Funeral arrangements by Farmville Funeral Home. Sign the guest 
book at www.kinston.com. 

Published in the Free Press from 3/12/2009 - 3/15/2009 




Grant, Clifton Coleman 

KINSTON - Clifton Coleman Grant, 75, of 2912 Ginger Road, died Wednesday, March 11, 
2009, at Lenoir Memorial Hospital. 
A funeral will be held at noon Monday March 16 in Emmanuel Hill Memorial F.W.B. Church 
with the Rev. Veronica Jackson officiating. Burial will take place in Pinelawn Memorial Park.
 Survivors include son Christopher Grant of Chesterfield, Va.; sisters Judy Lucas and Helen 
Lee of Snow Hill, Eleanor Harvey of Grifton, the Rev. Veronica Jackson of Kinston and Joy 
Grant of Stantonsburg; brothers Kenny Lawson of Queens, N.Y., John Henry Grant of 
Wayne, Pa., Thurman Grant of Snow Hill, Jerry Grant of Brooklyn, N.Y. and MacArthur 
Grant of Chesterfield, Va.; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. 
Viewing will take place from 3-8 p.m. Sunday March 15 at Mills Funeral Home of Kinston. 
Condolences can be submitted online at www.millsfh.com.

Published in the Free Press from 3/15/2009 - 3/18/2009 




Croom, Margaret 

KINSTON - Margaret Croom, 82, of 701 Owen Smith Drive, Kinston passed on to heaven 
on Friday, March 13, 2009, from Lenoir Memorial Hospital, Kinston, N.C. 
She was a member of Neuse Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, 
Hansley C. Carter and Mary Jane Harrison Carter; her brothers, Ivy Carter, Edward 
Hansley Carter and Floyd Carter; sisters, Sadie Watson and Laura Mae Croom; husband, 
David Lee Croom; sons, Neal Warren Croom and Rodolph Croom; daughters, Linda Sue 
Alawar and Margie Ann Heath Harrell. 
Funeral services will be held0 at 7 p.m. Saturday March 14, 2009, at Edwards Funeral 
Home with the Reverend Greg Kincaid officiating. The family will receive friends at 6 p.m. 
prior to the funeral service at Edwards Funeral Home. Burial will be at the Croom Cemetery 
on Hwy 55 West, Kinston at 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 15, 2009. 
Survivors include her children, Lynwood Earl Croom, Dennis Ray Croom, Roy Preston 
Croom, Billy Lee Croom, David Daniel Croom, Randolph Croom, Mary Alice Howard and 
Betty Jean Cox. She also raised two special grandchildren, Margaret Masham West and 
Raylop Alawar. Many wonderful grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great great-
grandchildren, nieces and nephews and special sisters-in-law, Sybil Croom, Ruby Hill, 
Mary Elizabeth Futrelle and Mattie Pearl Blair. Edwards Funeral Home is in charge of 
arrangements. Sign the guest book at www.kinston.com. (Paid obituary)

Published in the Free Press from 3/14/2009 - 3/17/2009 



Deaver, Kenneth Ira 

CHARLOTTE - Mr. Kenneth Ira Deaver, 63, died Thursday, March 12, 2009, at his home. 
He was born February 28, 1946, in Kinston, N.C. to the late Emmett and Maude Davis 
Deaver. Mr. Deaver was a U.S. Army veteran and an electrician with Howard Brothers 
Electric in Charlotte for the last 20 years where he took great pride in his work. He loved 
his family, cherished his grandchildren, and enjoyed camping. 
Survivors of Mr. Deaver include his wife of 24 years, Mary Ross Deaver of Charlotte; sons, 
Allen Deaver and wife Terri, of Prince George, Va., David Deaver of Hopewell, Va; 
step-sons, Jimmy Paul and wife Dana, of Cherryville, N.C., Charlie Paul of Myrtle Beach, 
S.C.; step-daughters, Tina E. Richadson of Conway, S.C., Charlene Elmore of Myrtle 
Beach, S.C., Florence Paul of Lincolnton, N.C.; grandchildren, Bryce Allen Deaver, 
Cameron Alexis Deaver, Kayla Marie Deaver, Sharlimagne Ellison, Haily Ellison, Kendra 
Ellison, Dustin Worley, Crystal Riser, Hope Paul, Keith Paul, Heather Paul, and Alvin 
Paul; brothers, Linwood Deaver of Kinston, N.C., Larry Deaver of Kings Mountain, N.C.; 
sister, Willie Ann Kelly of Kinston, N.C.; mother of his children, Wilma Turner of Hopewell, 
Va.; and numerous nieces and nephews. 
The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Saturday, March 14, 2009, at McLean Funeral 
Directors of Belmont. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 15, 2009, in 
the Bumgardner Chapel of McLean Funeral Directors of Belmont with the Rev. John Stanley 
officiating. Interment will follow the service in Gaston Memorial Park where Military Rites will 
be observed. 
Condolences may be sent online at www.McLeanFuneral.com. Arrangements by McLean 
Funeral Directors of Belmont. Sign the guest book at www.kinston.com. (Paid obituary)

Published in the Free Press from 3/14/2009 - 3/17/2009 



Gay, Floyd Edward 

AYDEN - The funeral for Floyd Edward "Candy" Gay, 41, will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, 
March 19 at the New Deliverance Free Will Baptist Church with the Rev. Samuel Hardy 
Jr. officiating. Interment will follow in Ayden NE Cemetery. Viewing will be held from 
2-7 p.m. Wednesday at the church.
 Funeral arrangements by Norcott & Company Funeral Homes, LLC, Ayden.

Published in the Free Press from 3/14/2009 - 3/20/2009 





Grant, Clifton Coleman 

KINSTON - Clifton Coleman Grant, 75, of 2912 Ginger Road, died Wednesday, March 
11, 2009, at Lenoir Memorial Hospital. 
A funeral will be held at noon Monday March 16 in Emmanuel Hill Memorial F.W.B. 
Church with the Rev. Veronica Jackson officiating. Burial will take place in Pinelawn 
Memorial Park. Survivors include son Christopher Grant of Chesterfield, Va.; sisters 
Judy Lucas and Helen Lee of Snow Hill, Eleanor Harvey of Grifton, the Rev. Veronica 
Jackson of Kinston and Joy Grant of Stantonsburg; brothers Kenny Lawson of Queens, 
N.Y., John Henry Grant of Wayne, Pa., Thurman Grant of Snow Hill, Jerry Grant of 
Brooklyn, N.Y. and MacArthur Grant of Chesterfield, Va.; five grandchildren and two 
great-grandchildren. 
Viewing will take place from 3-8 p.m. Sunday March 15 at Mills Funeral Home of 
Kinston. Condolences can be submitted online at www.millsfh.com.

Published in the Free Press from 3/15/2009 - 3/18/2009 




Griffin, Nannie Louise (Murphy) 

NEW BERN - Nannie Louise Murphy Griffin, 91, died Friday, March 13, 2009, at Craven 
Regional Medical Center. 
The funeral will be held at 6 p.m. Sunday, March 15 at Community Fu-neral Home, 
Beulaville. Graveside services will be at 3 p.m. Monday, March 16 at the Green Whaley 
Cemetery in Richlands. Survivors include son Lanny M. Griffin of New Bern; daughters 
Ramona G. Kearney, Betty Faye G. Rees and Beverly G. Garris, all of New Bern, Lora 
G. Murphy of Trenton; brother Mack Murphy of Richlands; 15 grandchildren; and 34 
great-grandchildren. 

Visitation will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday, March 14 at 306 Ellington 
Street, New Bern.

Published in the Free Press from 3/14/2009 - 3/17/2009 



Abernathy, Martha Worthington 

GREENVILLE - Martha Worthington Abernathy, 84, died Friday, March 13, 2009. 
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 15 in Cypress Glen Retirement 
Community of Greenville. A second service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, March 16 in 
Ayden United Methodist Church. Burial will follow in Ayden Cemetery.
Published in the Free Press from 3/15/2009 - 3/18/2009 




Jones, Linwood E. 

MOUNT OLIVE -- Linwood E. Jones, 83, of 2336 Garner's Chapel Road, died Friday night 
at Wayne Memorial Hospital.

 Services will be held Tuesday at 3 p.m. at Tyndall Funeral Home in Mount Olive with burial 
following in the John Blaney Williams Family Cemetery near the home. Mr. Jones was a 
retired farmer and was a member of Daly's Chapel Free Will Baptist Church. He was a U.S. 
Army veteran having served during World War II, and he was an avid fan of the Caro-lina Tar 
Heels.
 Preceded in death by his wife of over 61 years, Louvenia Williams Jones on December 28, 
2008, he is survived by their children, Mack E. Jones and wife, Joan, Jimmy R. Jones and 
wife, Debbie, and Pattie "Susie" Jones and husband, Bobby Poythress, all of Mount Olive; 
grandchildren, Robert L. Jones and wife, Erica of Pink Hill, David M. Jones and wife, Marie, 
Donna J. Williams and husband, Jonathan, William R. Jones and wife, April, and Jon-Blaney 
Jones, all of Mount Olive; five great-grandchildren, Brooke Jones, Gage Williams, Waylon 
Jones, David Earl Jones, and Daniel Jones; a brother and sister-in-law, Rev. Dunn Allen 
"Bud" and Dot Jones of Smithville, Tenn.; another sister-in-law, Alyce Jones of Kinston. In 
addition to his be-loved wife, Mr. Jones was preceded in death by his parents, Bithon Allen 
Jones and Minnie Frizzelle Jones; and his brothers, Barney, Wayne, Raymond, Jack, 
Esque, Alfred, and Bithon Allen Jones, Jr., and sisters, Leona J. White, Lenoir J. Bridgers, 
Sadie J. Grant, Amanda J. Price, and Mable "Sis" J. Creel. Memorial gifts may be made to 
Daly's Chapel FWB Church, 6138 Daly's Chapel Road, Seven Springs, NC 28578, or 
Alzheimer's Association of Eastern Carolina, 400 Oberlin Road, Suite 220, Raleigh, NC 
27605. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Monday from 7 until 9 p.m. and 
at other times at the residence. Sign the guestbook at www.kinston.com. (Paid obituary)
Published in the Free Press from 3/15/2009 - 3/18/2009    




Rosenboro, Robert 

SILVER SPRING, Md. - Robert Cleveland Rosenboro, 66, of 1824 College View Drive, died 
Friday, March 13, 2009, at Holy Cross Hospital. 
The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 21 at Northwest "A" Tabernacle Church 
in Trenton with Eldress Mary E. McCarter officiating. Burial will follow in the Andrews Chapel 
Church Cemetery. 
Survivors include his daughter, Keeshea  Rosenboro of Suitland, Md.; sons Melvin Rosenboro 
of Chesterfield, Va., Bruce Hines of Silver Spring, Md.; sisters The Rev. Sarah R. Whitfield and 
Eldress Mary E. McCarter, both of Ayden, Eldress Olivia E. Johnson of Goldsboro and Emma 
Jarman of Trenton; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. 
Viewing will be held from 6-9 p.m. Friday, March 20 with family visitation from 7-8 p.m. at 
Tri-County Funeral Service Professionals, Inc., Ayden and other times at 304 Luther Circle,
 Ayden. 

Published in the Free Press from 3/15/2009 - 3/22/2009 




Jones, Thomas Earl 

SNOW HILL - Thomas Earl Jones, 68, of Britthaven of Snow Hill, died Saturday, March 14, 
2009, at Lenoir Memorial Hospital. 
The funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 21 at Jones Tabernacle Free Will Baptist 
Church with Bishop William Earl Jones officiating. Burial will follow in the La Grange Cemetery. 
Survivors include his sister, Flora Jones Turnage of La Grange. Visitation will be held from 
4-7 p.m. Friday, March 20 at Loftin Funeral Home, one hour prior to the service at the church 
and other times at Keith Hills Road, La Grange.

Published in the Free Press from 3/16/2009 - 3/22/2009 



Killette, Lonnie Edward 

September 16, 1912 ? March 18, 2009 
GOLDSBORO -Lonnie E. Killette, age 96, of 105 Bodine Drive, died Wednesday at Wayne 
Memorial Hospital. 
Born in Greene County, he was the son of the late Swinson and Lula Pilkington Killette. 
He was a member of Free Chapel Pentecostal Free Will Baptist Church. 
Funeral services will be held Friday at 7 p.m. at Free Chapel P.FW.B. Church with Pastor 
Mike Williams officiating. A graveside service will be held Saturday at 11a.m. in Wayne 
Memorial Park. Mr. Killette is survived by his wife, Helen D. Killette; three daughters, 
Karen Summerlin of Pikeville, Diane Andrews and husband Art, of Pikeville and Lonniette 
Porter and husband, Ken; three grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and two step-
great-grandchildren. The family will receive friends following the service until 9 p.m. at the 
church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to the Free Chapel 
P.F.W.B. Church-Ladies Auxiliary, 3302 NC Hwy 111 North, Goldsboro, NC 27530. 
Online condolences may be directed to www.shumate-faulk.com. Shumate-Faulk Funeral 
Home is serving the family. Sign the guest book at www.kinston.com. 

Published in the Free Press from 3/19/2009 - 3/22/2009 


Lashley, Luther "Bill" 


JACKSONVILLE - Luther "Bill" Lashley, "The Peanut Man," age 75, died Saturday, 
March 14, 2009 at Onslow Memorial Hospital after a courageous battle with lung 
cancer. 
A memorial ser-vice to celebrate his life will be held at Johnson Funeral Home on 
Tuesday, March 17, 2009 at 4:00 p.m. with Pastor Jack Marshburn officiating. 
Visitation will be immediately following the service with private burial Wednesday. 
Bill Lashley served in the United States Marine Corps and retired after 20 years of 
service to our country. He received a degree in Business Administration from Coastal 
Carolina Community College. Over the years he has enjoyed serving in our community 
as a clown, an auctioneer, and as an appliance repair man, and the "Peanut Man." 
When you saw him, you rarely left empty-handed! If you needed anything and he had it, 
it was yours. The last few years were filled with much joy as he put together the "Over 
the Hill Ba6nd" which played at Senior Citizen Centers, Flea Markets, and every S
aturday at various Nursing Homes across Eastern North Carolina. He loved people and 
singing. While he was playing he always encouraged everyone around to participate. He 
loved to see them smiling and having a good time! He never met a stranger! He leaves 
so many friends and family behind longing to see him again in Heaven. Daddy was 
always so proud of his family. 
He is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Barbara Rivers Lashley and Five Children: 
Kathy Parker Dunham & husband, Kenny of Kinston, Christine Moody & husband, Larry 
of Morehead City, and Cheryl Johnson of Jack-sonville. Son and business partner, Billy 
Lashley of the home, and Ronald Lashley & wife, Lee Ann of Great Falls, Montana. Ten 
Grandchildren, Jason & April Parker of Durham, David & Tara Parker of Holly Springs, 
Jennifer and Michael Fountain of Newport, Lynn & Donald Dare of Jacksonville, Charles 
Joseph "CJ" & Megan Pavy of Newport, Holly Kroft and Jamie Kroft of Jack-sonville, 
Ronald Lashley Jr. serving in the USMC stationed in Iraq, Timothy Joel "TJ" & Elena 
Lashley of Great Falls, Montana; Fourteen Great Grandchildren, Austin Fountain, 
Derek Fountain, Dillon Fountain, Haleigh Pavy, Alyssa Hall, Scottie Smith Jr., Alyssa 
Fountain, Barbara Jean Kroft, Wyatt Parker, Camber//Parker, Addison Pavy, and 
Emmalena Parker. Daddy has completed 2 Timothy 4:7: " I have fought the good fight, I
 have finished the race, I have kept the faith." Arrangements by Johnson Funeral Home 
of Jacksonville. Sign the guestbook at www.kinston.com. (Paid obituary)

Published in the Free Press from 3/16/2009 - 3/19/2009 




Bruton, Carrie Maye Thompson 

KINSTON - Carrie Maye Thompson Bruton, 83, of 1506 Queens Road, died Sunday, March 
15, 2009, at Lenoir Memorial Hospital. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Mills 
Funeral Home, Inc.
Published in the Free Press from 3/17/2009 - 3/20/2009




Daniels, Richard Judson 

MAYSVILLE - Richard Judson Daniels, 83, died Sunday, March 15, 2009, at Craven 
Regional Medical Center. 
The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 18 at Munden Funeral Home 
with the Rev. Mance Cason officiating. Interment will follow in Gethsemane Memorial 
Park. 
Survivors include his daughter, Lisa D. Keatts of Lumberton, N.J.; sons Richard D. 
Daniels of New Bern, Bruce W. Daniels of Beaufort, and Dale B. Daniels of Chesapeake, 
Va.; brother James S. "Jimmy" Daniels of Norfolk, Va.; and step-sister, Shirley Daniels 
of Newport News, Va.; nine grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. 
Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, March 17 at the funeral home. Memorials 
may be made to the American Cancer Society, 930-B Wellness Drive, Greenville, NC 
27834.

Published in the Free Press from 3/17/2009 - 3/20/2009 



Hart, Ann C.

SNOW HILL - Mrs. Ann Clegg Hart, 96, passed away peacefully Sunday afternoon, March 
15, 2009, at Bayview Nursing Center in New Bern, N.C. 
A native of Scotland County, she was born in the small town of Laurel Hill on January 6, 
1913, the daughter of Isaac Newton Clegg and Annie McIntosh Clegg. Following graduation 
from Queens College, Mrs. Hart began a teaching career that led her to meeting her 
husband, George William Hart, Jr., and upon marriage she moved to Snow Hill, N.C. Mrs. 
Hart did return to teaching for a brief period at Greene Central High School where she taught 
English and French. She was a member of Calvary Memorial United Methodist Church in 
Snow Hill where she attended until declining health forced her to leave her home and into 
a more assisted living environment in New Bern. 
A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 18 at the Snow Hill 
Cemetery with the Reverend Jimmy Weaver officiating.
Mrs. Hart was preceded in death by her husband, George William Hart, Jr. in 1971; and 
a grandson, George Wayne Rouse in 2003. 
Her surviving family includes her daughters, Peggy Hart Rouse of New Bern and Celeste 
Hart duMont of Richmond, Va.; grandchildren, Stephen K. Rouse of New Bern, David duMont 
of Enloa, Pa. and Ann duMont Mahurin of Richmond, Va.; and great-grandchildren, Stephanie 
Rouse of New Bern, and Joshua Mahurin and Dillon Mahurin, both of Richmond, Va. The 
family will receive friends immedi-ately following the service on Wednesday. In lieu of flowers, 
memorials may be directed to Cal-vary Memorial UMC, PO Box 445, Snow Hill, NC 28580. 
Arrangements by Taylor-Tyson Funeral Service. Sign the guest book at www.kinston.com. 
(Paid obituary)

Published in the Free Press from 3/17/2009 - 3/20/2009 



Hicks, Cynthia Arthenia Williams 

KINSTON  Cynthia Arthenia Williams Hicks, 50, of 309 College St., died Friday, March 
13, 2009, at Pitt County Memorial Hospital in Greenville. 
The funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 18 at Greater Mt. Zion Missionary 
Baptist Church with Pastor John Flowers officiating. Interment will follow in Mills Memorial 
Garden. 
Viewing will be held from 3-8 p.m. Tues-day, March 17, wake from 5-7:30 p.m. at Mills 
Funeral Home, Inc. 
Survivors include her daughter, Arthenia E. Hicks of Kinston; sons Tijuan Hicks, Eli Hicks, 
Joshua Mills and Michael E. Hicks, all of Kinston; mother Elizabeth D. Williams of Kinston; 
sisters Mary and Kitty Williams of Brooklyn, N.Y., Loreatha Kornegay, Gloria Skinner, 
Patricia Moore and Gail Murphy, all of Kinston; brothers Edward Williams and Henry 
Williams of Kinston, William Williams of Trenton, Thomas Williams of Dover; and seven 
grandchildren. Online condolences may be submitted at www.millsfh.com.

Published in the Free Press from 3/17/2009 - 3/20/2009 




Killette, Lonnie Edward 

September 16, 1912 ? March 18, 2009 
GOLDSBORO -Lonnie E. Killette, age 96, of 105 Bodine Drive, died Wednesday at Wayne 
Memorial Hospital. Born in Greene County, he was the son of the late Swinson and Lula 
Pilkington Killette. He was a member of Free Chapel Pentecostal Free Will Baptist Church. 
Funeral services will be held Friday at 7 p.m. at Free Chapel P.FW.B. Church with Pastor 
Mike Williams officiating. 
A graveside service will be held Saturday at 11a.m. in Wayne Memorial Park. Mr. Killette is 
survived by his wife, Helen D. Killette; three daughters, Karen Summerlin of Pikeville, Diane 
Andrews and husband Art, of Pikeville and Lonniette Porter and husband, Ken; three 
grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and two step-great-grandchildren.
 The family will receive friends following the service until 9 p.m. at the church. In lieu of 
flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to the Free Chapel P.F.W.B. Church-Ladies 
Auxiliary, 3302 NC Hwy 111 North, Goldsboro, NC 27530. Online condolences may be 
directed to www.shumate-faulk.com. Shumate-Faulk Funeral Home is serving the family. 
Sign the guest book at www.kinston.com. 

Published in the Free Press from 3/19/2009 - 3/22/2009




Murphy, Elizabeth 

KINSTON - Mrs. Elizabeth Moore Murphy, 90, of 511 N. Queen St., Apt. 8-A, died Sunday, 
March 15, 2009, at her home. Mrs. Murphy was born a native of Lenoir County, where she 
attended the public schools. She was formally a member of Sand Hill F.W.B. Church in 
Kinston, N.C. Funeral services for Mrs. Murphy will be held at noon, Friday, March 20, 
2009, at Mitchell's Funeral Home Chapel, 1000 Howell St., Greenville with Bishop M. W. 
Johnson officiating. Burial will follow in the Alum Spring Cemetery, Dover, N.C.
Survivors include her four daughters, Elsie and husband Neboh Brown, of Cove City, N.C., 
Ella and husband Robert Crouell, of Grifton, N.C., Forrest Tine and husband Curtis Brown, 
of Upper Marlboro, Md., and Tina M. Sheppard of Kinston, N.C.; one son, Terry Murphy of 
Bowie, Md.; four sisters, Georgianna Kilpatrick of Murfreesboro, N.C., Mildred Moore, Lucille 
Fleming, and Rosa Brown, all of Baltimore, Md.; 10 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; 
14 great great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. 
Viewing and visitation for Mrs. Murphy will be held from 2-6 p.m. Thursday, March 19 at 
Mitchell's Funeral Home Chapel, Greenville, N.C. Funeral arrangements by Mitchell's 
Funeral Home, 1000 Howell St., Greenville. Sign the guest book at www.kinston.com. 
(Paid obituary)

Published in the Free Press from 3/17/2009 - 3/21/2009 




Register, Zelda Cayton 

GREENVILLE - Zelda Cayton Register died Saturday, March 14, 2009, at Pitt County 
Memorial Hospital following several months of declining health. A memorial service will 
be held at a later date. 
Mrs. Register was born in Chowan County on September 5, 1926, to Warren and Annie 
Bennett Cayton. Following her father's death in 1934, she was raised by her aunt Essie 
Cayton and uncle Fenner Rhem in the Edward community of Beaufort County. She was 
a loving wife and devoted mother, grandmother and homemaker. She enjoyed cooking, 
gardening and oil painting. 
She is survived by her husband of 59 years, James P. Register; three children, Margaret 
Kincheloe and husband Paul, of McLean, Va., James P. Register, Jr. and wife Win Perry, 
of Charlotte and David A. Register and wife Daisie Ellen, of Centreville, Va.; grandchildren, 
Ashley Dyson of New York City, Paul Kincheloe III of Woodbridge, Va., James P. Register 
III of Houston, Texas, Cayton Register of Charlotte, Conner Kincheloe of McLean, Va. and 
Brittany Register and Russell Wagoner both of Centreville, Va.; four great-grandchildren;
 two sisters, Louise Page and Jessie Saieed
 both of Greenville; and special friends, Faye Whitfield and Bruce Whitaker of Greenville. 
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Ronald McDonald House, 549 Moye 
Blvd., Greenville, NC 27834. Online condolences may be sent to 
www.wilkersonfuneralhome.com. Funeral arrangements by Wilkerson Funeral Home. 
Sign the guest book at www.kinston.com. (Paid obituary)

Published in the Free Press from 3/17/2009 - 3/20/2009 




Tammen, Ronald Edwin 

KINSTON - Ronald Edwin Tammen went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, 
Feb. 25, 2009. 
He was the son of Agnes R. Tammen of Fountain Inn, S.C. and the late Donald J. G. 
Tammen Sr. He leaves behind his wife, Peggy; daughters Roxanne Acker (Craig) and 
Tonya Jordan (Sammy); five grandchildren; his sisters, Ruth Crain (Roger), Linda 
Gallman, Judy Hatcher (Howard), Donna Parker (George), Jeri Brown (Greg); brothers 
Tom (Kelly) and Larry. Addition-ally he had numerous nephews and nieces. A kind and 
loving son, brother, and friend to so many, Ron was the best North Carolina electrician 
for 42 years and recently retired from Unifi (Dupont). Ron fought a courageous battle 
against pancreatic cancer and remained hopeful and faithful to his Lord to the end. 
A memorial service will be held at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, March 21, 2009, at Post Oak 
Free Will Baptist Church, 266 Dawson Station Road, Kinston. In lieu of flowers and 
gifts, memorials should be sent in Ron's name to the church. (Paid obituary)

Published in the Free Press from 3/17/2009 - 3/21/2009 




Taylor, James Theodore 

KINSTON - James 'Buddy' Taylor, 84, of 511 N. Queen St., died Sunday, March 15, 
2009, at Lenoir Memorial Hospital. 
The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Sunday, March 22 at Kings Chapel C.O.C. with 
the Rev. John Ward officiating. Burial will follow in Southview Cemetery. 
Survivors include sons James Kelley of New Jersey, James E. Taylor of Riverdale, 
Md., Leta Taylor of Mitchellville, Md., Franklin Taylor of Laurel, Md., Dexter Taylor 
and Wallace O'Neal of Kinston; daughters Glenda King, Essie Mills, Corrneria Taylor 
of Kinston, and Audrey Mills of Brooklyn, N.Y.; brother Robert Taylor of Cross, S.C.; 
sister Esther Locley of Philadelphia, Pa.; 24 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. 
Visitation will be held from 3-8 p.m. Saturday, March 21 at Swinson Funeral Service.

Published in the Free Press from 3/17/2009 - 3/24/2009 



Turner, Lucille Rouse 

PINK HILL - Lucille Rouse Turner, 76, died Sunday, March 15, 2009, at Sun bridge Care 
and Rehab of Mount Olive. 
She was born and raised in the Liddell section of Lenoir County. She was preceded in 
death by her parents, Julius E. Rouse and Irma M. Rouse. She was a member of Daly's 
Chapel Free Will Baptist Church in Seven Springs. 
She is survived by her husband, Lester Turner of Pink Hill; two daughters, Cathy Duff 
Kennedy and husband Wayne, of Pink Hill, Denise Duff and friend Jenny Kane, of 
Manchester, NH; two sons, Eddie Duff and wife Doris, of Roanoke Rapids, David Duff 
and wife Debra, of Seven Springs; three stepsons, Jerle Turner and wife Gwen, of 
Albertson, Johnny Turner and wife Sena, of Gainesville, Ga., Garry Turner and wife 
Jeannie, of Pink Hill; stepdaughter Debra Stilley of Kinston; sister Sylvia R. Barwick of 
Seven Springs; special niece, Christie Smith of Seven Springs; six grandchildren; nine 
great-grandchildren; seven step-grandchildren; eight step great-grandchildren; and two 
great nephews. 
Visitation will be held from 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, March 17, 2009, at Pink Hill Funeral Home. 
Funeral services will be at 3 p.m., Wednesday, March 18, 2009, from the chapel of Pink 
Hill Funeral Home with interment to follow at Oak Ridge Memorial Park, Pink Hill. Sign 
the guest book at www.kinston.com. (Paid obituary)

Published in the Free Press from 3/17/2009 - 3/20/2009 



Brown, Morris J. 

GREENVILLE - Morris J. Brown, 72, of 3878 Old River Road, died Sunday, March 15, 2009. 
Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Don Brown Funeral Home.
Published in the Free Press from 3/18/2009 - 3/21/2009 



Hanson, Joe James 

GREENVILLE - Joe James Hanson, 67, of 906-B Imperial St., died Sunday, March 
15, 2009, at home. 
Graveside services will be held at noon, Wednesday, March 25 at Hill Cemetery in 
Tillery. Survivors include sons Joseph Woods of Greenville, Derrick Jones of Farmville; 
brother George E. Hanson of Whitakers; sister Betty J. Hanson of Tarboro; and seven 
grandchildren. Visitation will be held Wednesday at the cemetery. Funeral 
arrangements by Swinson Funeral Service.

Published in the Free Press from 3/18/2009 - 3/27/2009 




Tyson, Henrietta 

KINSTON - Henrietta Carraway Tyson, 96, of 406 E. Shine St., died Tuesday, March 17, 
2009, at Lenoir Memorial Hospital. 
The funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, March 20 at St. John F.W.B. Church with the 
Rev. W. J. Best officiating. Burial will follow in Southview Cemetery.
 Survivors include her son George Tyson of Kinston; eight grandchildren; 18 
great-grandchildren; and three great great-grandchildren.
 Funeral arrangements by Albritton-Carraway Funeral Home.

Published in the Free Press from 3/18/2009 - 3/22/2009 




West, Lewis Wallace 

DEEP RUN - Lewis Wallace West, 49, died Friday, March 13, 2009.
 Survivors include his wife, Barbara H. West; daughters, Amy Jo Tyndall, Heather West, and 
Logan West; son Lewis West, Jr.; three grandchildren; sisters Faye Barbour and Dorothy 
Dausman; and brothers, Paul Franklin West and William Ross West. 
Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 18 at Westview Cemetery. 
Funeral arrangements by Howard-Carter Funeral Home.

Published in the Free Press from 3/18/2009 - 3/21/2009 



Bell, Mary Gold Wallace 

ALBERTSON - Mary Gold Wallace Bell, 69, of Albertson, passed away Tuesday, March 17, 
2009, at New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington while surrounded by her loving 
family and many friends. 
She was born October 19, 1939, to Joseph H. and Beatrice Wallace of Albertson. She was a 
life long member of Snow Hill O.F.W.B. Church in the Scott's Store community where she 
served as choir director and Sunday school teacher for many years. She touched the lives of 
many children while serving as a teacher's assistant at B. F. Grady Elementary School, but 
her greatest joy came from being a loving wife, mother and grandmother. Although faced with 
many health issues during her life, she remained an inspiration to her family and others 
through her love of music, her positive outlook on the challenges she was faced with and 
her strong faith in God, always giving Him the praise for each day she was given. One of her
 favorite songs was a testimony of how she lived her life? One Day at a Time. She was 
preceded in death by her parents, her mother and father-in-law, Lloyd and Inez Jones, and a 
son-in-law, W. H. Howard, Jr. She is survived by her loving husband of 47 years, Charles 
Bell; daughters Kerry Jo Mozingo and husband Phil, of Albertson, Lisa Howard-Cain and 
husband Jeff, of Pink Hill, Renee Byrd and husband Mark, of Albertson. Six grandchildren, 
to whom she was lovingly known as Nana, Blair Mozingo, Madison Mozingo, Jonathan 
Howard, Landon Howard, Karliegh Byrd and Karsyn Byrd. 
Visitation will be held Thursday night from 7-9 p.m. at Pink Hill Funeral Home with funeral 
services on Friday at 11:00 a.m. Graveside service will follow at Oak Ridge Memorial Park, 
Pink Hill. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Snow Hill O.F.W.B. Church c/o Lou 
Carroll. Funeral arrangements by Pink Hill Funeral Home. Sign the guest book at 
www.kinston.com.

Published in the Free Press from 3/19/2009 - 3/22/2009 




Davis, Lois C. 

LA GRANGE  Lois Cunningham Davis, 94, of La Grange, died Wednesday, March 18, 2009, 
at Wayne Memorial Hospital. 
Mrs. Davis was born September 11, 1914, in Wayne County to the late Thomas and Sudie 
Herring Cunningham. She was wife of the late Lonnie Daniel Davis and was a member of 
Grant's Chapel Free Will Baptist Church.
A service of remembrance will be held Thursday, March 19, 2009, at 7 p.m. from Rouse 
Funeral Home with the Rev. Gerald Stacy officiating. Interment will be Friday at 11 a.m. from 
Pineview Cemetery. 
Mrs. Davis is survived by two sisters, Ethel M. Cunningham and Hazel C. Newsome, both of 
La Grange; three nieces and a nephew, Sandra Foss and husband George, of La Grange, 
Linwood Earl Newsome and wife Marjorie Rose, of Goldsboro, Jean Wood and husband Earl, 
of La Grange, and Marie Evans of La Grange. In addition to her parents and husband, she 
was preceded in death by two sisters, Ruby Cunningham and Reba Cunningham Sutton; 
niece Faye Newsome Wade; and a nephew, Carey Keith Sutton. 
The family will receive friends following the service and at other times they will be at the home 
of Mr. and Mrs. George Foss, 402 Lake Pines Drive, La Grange. Online condolences may be 
expressed at www.rousefh.com. Arrangements are with Rouse Funeral Home, La Grange. 
Sign the guest book at www.kinston.com. 

Published in the Free Press from 3/19/2009 - 3/22/2009 





Jones, Brenda Faye Langston 

KINSTON - Brenda Faye Langston Jones, 63, of Kinston passed away Thursday morning 
March 19, 2009, at her home, with her husband, Ralph Carrol Jones and her oldest son, 
Ronnie Owen Stroud at her side.
 She was born November 1, 1945, to Allen John Langston and Eliza Jane Lee Langston 
of Duplin County. She attended B.F. Grady School, Deep Run HS, and graduated from 
East Duplin HS. She always believed in the importance of an education and after raising 
five children with her husband, Brenda continued her education at Lenoir Community 
College where she received her Associates Degree in Liberal Arts in 1991. She was no 
stranger to hard work and worked as a supervisor with J&R Shirt Factory, Bonhomme 
Shirt Factory and as the manager of Brooks Brothers Outlet of Kinston where she retired. 
Though her favorite saying was "What Ever," she never spared the importance of an 
education and hard work to any of her children and she expected your best. 
As a mother she commanded respect for her husband and home and expected nothing 
less, which will continue to carry on in the everyday lives of her children and grandchildren. 
Although faced with many health issues during the last years of her life, she remained 
hopeful that with God's help she would beat her cancer. She saw the healing power of 
God as she was cancer-free at her death, and by her faith in Christ and His promise,
 she is with Him now? "FLY AWAY TINKERBELL." 
Her parents and brother, Allen Mark Langston of Erwin, N.C. preceded her in death.
 She is survived by her loving husband of 41 years, Ralph Carrol Jones; her children, 
Ronnie Owen Stroud, the son of the late Emmett Stroud and wife Amy Lee Winstead 
Stroud, of Rocky Mount, Christopher Lynn Jones and wife Annette Harper Jones, of 
Wilson, Barbara Jones of Wake Forest, Wilma Jones Rhue and husband Jack Rhue, 
of Kinston and Ralph Carrol Jones Jr. and wife Hope Murphy Jones, of Fort Knox, Ky., 
where he serves in the United States Army; her grandchildren, Ronnie Bruce Stroud, 17, 
Miranda Skye Jones, 11 and Christopher Michael Jones, 8, William "Little Bill" Rhue, 30, 
Jackie Elaine Rhue Batchelor, 28, Tamara Renee Outlaw, 16, Curtis Alan Jones, 18, 
and Murphy Jones, 7; great-grandchildren, Austin Rhue, 7, Kamyn, Rhue 4, Jake Rhue, 
3, Abigail Batchelor, 10, and Kassidy "Dimples" Batchelor, 5. 
Visitation will be held Saturday, March 21, 2009, at Howard-Carter Funeral Home, 
1608 West Vernon Ave., Kinston N.C., from 1-2 p.m. with a memorial service 
immediately following. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Ralph Carrol 
Jones, P.O. Box 6111, Kinston, NC 28501 to assist with expenses. 
The family will receive friends at the home following the service. Funeral arrangements 
by Howard-Carter Funeral Home. Sign the guest book at www.kinston.com. 
(Paid obituary)

Published in the Free Press from 3/20/2009 - 3/23/2009 




Hardy, Calissa 

AYDEN - Calissa Hardy, 83, of 5197 Norma Drive, died Tuesday, March 17, 2009, at 
Britthaven of Ayden. 
e funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 22 at Don Brown Funeral Home. Burial 
will follow in Branches Cemetery, Winterville. Visitation will be held from 2-7 p.m. 
Saturday, March 21 at the funeral home.

Published in the Free Press from 3/21/2009 - 3/24/




Harris, Clyde 

FLORIDA - Clyde Harris, 63, formerly of Fort Barnwell, died Friday, March 20, 2009. 
The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, March 23 in Florida.
 Survivors include brothers Raymond Harris of Kinston, Arthur Harris of Fort Barnwell, 
Eric Glenn of Jupiter, Fla.; and sister, Frances Edwards of Jupiter, Fla. Local 
announcement by Swinson Funeral Service.

Published in the Free Press from 3/21/2009 - 3/24/2009 



Heath, Deborah F. 

SNOW HILL - Mrs. Deborah Freuler Heath, 60, passed away Thursday evening, March 
19, 2009, at her residence following an extended period of declining health. 
Mrs. Heath was born September 16, 1948, the daughter of Eckie Pierce Freuler and 
Carrie Cullum Freuler. Mrs. Heath worked for many years with Greene County Social 
Services and then with Farmville Furniture Company until her complete retirement.
Funeral services will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 21, at the chapel of Taylor-
Tyson Funeral Service with the Rev-rend Paul Allen officiating. Committal services will 
be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 22, at the Snow Hill Cemetery.
 Mrs. Heath is survived by her husband, Richard Heath; children, Rich Heath and 
Kimberly Jaye Heath; and mother-in-law, Lula Heath, all whom reside in Snow Hill; and
 a sister, Alice Evans of Farmville. The family will receive friends immediately following 
the service on Saturday evening. Arrangements by Taylor-Tyson Funeral Service. Sign 
the guest book at www.kinston.com. (Paid obituary)

Published in the Free Press from 3/21/2009 - 3/24




Humphrey Jr., Clen Washington 

FARMVILLE - Mr. Clen Washington Humphrey, Jr., 73, of Oriental, passed away on 
March 19, 2009, at the Inpatient Hospice Facility in Greenville. 
The funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Wilkerson Funeral 
Chapel. Burial will follow in Pine-lawn Memorial Park in Kinston. Mr. Humphrey was 
born in Lenoir County to Clen and Hazel Humphrey on November 18, 1935. 
He graduated from Contentnea High School in 1955, and briefly attended Campbell 
College. He farmed with his parents until he went to work with Roadway Express. He 
was employed with Roadway Express from 1963 to 1986. He loved golfing, fishing, 
and carpentry. He was preceded in death by his parents, Clen and Hazel Humphrey; 
and two sisters, Erldene Humphrey and Shirley E. Taylor.
 He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Mary Sue Fisher Humphrey; two sons, Thomas 
Clen Humphrey and wife Tammy, of Ivor, Va., and Michael Blaine Humphrey and wife 
Anna, of Grifton; six grandchildren, Ridge, Brittney, Christina, and Daniels Humphrey, 
and Hunter and Michelle Boykin; brother, James E. "Jimmy" Hump7hrey and friend Ann
 McLawhorn, of Gardnerville; sister, Betty Lou Walker of Greenville; brother-in-law, 
Robert Taylor of Kinston; a sister-in-law, Jane Stolarski and husband David, of 
Williamsburg, Va.; and numerous nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends on Sunday one hour prior to the service at the funeral 
home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to The Service League of Greenville's
 Inpatient Hospice, P.O. Box 8489, Greenville, NC 27835-8489, or to the Community 
Homecare and Hospice, 3740 S. Evans St. Suite E, Greenville, NC 27834. Online 
condolences at www.wilkersonfuneralhome.com. Arrangements by Wilkerson Funeral 
Home, Greenville. Sign the guest book at www.kinston.com. (Paid obituary)

Published in the Free Press from 3/21/2009 - 3/24/2009 





Jarman, Ethel Mae Smith 

KINSTON - Ethel Mae Smith Jarman, 85, of 1687 Hill Farm Road, passed away on 
Friday, March 20, 2009, at Lenoir Memorial Hospital. She was a homemaker and a 
founding member of Calvary Baptist Church. She was the secretary and co-owner 
with her husband of Ray's Glass Shop. 
Mrs. Jarman was preceded in death by her parents, Henry and Sudie King Smith; 
her son, Freddie Lee Smith; and her brother, Ray Smith. Funeral services will be 
held at 7 p.m. on Sunday, March 22, 2009, from the chapel of Garner Funeral 
Home with the Reverend Wayne Adkins and the Reverend Gerald Stacy officiating. 
Interment will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday from Pinelawn Memorial Park. 
Survivors include her husband of 58 years, William Lewis Jarman of the home; her 
daughter, Carol Jarman Carter and husband Larry, of Kinston; her son, Mike Jarman 
and wife Alice, of La Grange; four grand-children, Lawrence Carter, Becky Peyton 
and husband David, all of Kinston, Michael J. Jarman and Mandy Jarman both of La 
Grange; and one great-granddaughter, Samantha Peyton of Kinston. 
The family will receive friends immediately following+g the service on Sunday evening 
at the funeral home and other times at her home. Funeral arrangements by Garner 
Funeral Home. Sign the guest book at www.kinston.com. (Paid obituary)

Published in the Free Press from 3/21/2009 - 3/25/2009 



Hall, George Earl 

KINSTON - George Earl Hall, 69, of 300 Groff Drive, died Sunday, March 15, 2009, at 
Lenoir Memorial Hospital. 
The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 22 at Swinson Funeral Service with 
Minister Shawn Duckiet officiating. Burial will follow in Pinelawn Memorial Park.
 Survivors include his wife, Annett P. Hall of the home; sons Robert E. Hall, Carl R. 
Hall, George D. Hall, and Thomas L. Hall, all of Kinston; daughters Glennie A. Hall of 
Kinston, and Mary E. Hall of Reston, Va.; sisters Hannah Lewis and Mary Hall of 
Grifton; and six grandchildren. Visitation will be held from 4-8 p.m. Saturday, March 21 
at the funeral home.



Harris, Clyde 

FLORIDA - Clyde Harris, 63, formerly of Fort Barnwell, died Friday, March 20, 2009. The
 funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, March 23 in Florida. 
Survivors include brothers Raymond Harris of Kinston, Arthur Harris of Fort Barnwell, Eric 
Glenn of Jupiter, Fla.; and sister, Frances Edwards of Jupiter, Fla. Local announcement 
by Swinson Funeral Service.

Published in the Free Press from 3/21/2009 - 3/24/2009 




Jackson, Debbie Lee 

NEW ORLEANS, La. - Debbie Lee Jackson, 53, of 4637 Metropolitan Drive, New Orleans, 
La., died Friday, March 20, 2009, at Pitt County Memorial Hospital. 
Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. today at St. Mary's Free Will Baptist Church with 
the Rev. Albert Barron officiating. Burial will be in New Orleans. 
Survivors include her daughter, Alexis Ann Jackson of New Orleans, La.; her son, Quincey 
Ray Jackson of New Orleans, La.; one sister, Ann Lee Barron of Snow Hill; three brothers, 
Daryl Lee and Ray Lee, both of Snow Hill, Larry Whit-field of Temple Hill, Md.; and one 
grandchild. Viewing will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at the funeral home. Albritton-
Carraway Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. 
The family will at 3002 Mewborn Church Road, Snow Hill.

Published in the Free Press from 3/21/2009 - 3/25/2009 


Simpson, Debbie Fountain 

CHINQUAPIN - Debbie Fountain Simpson, 97, died Friday, March 20, 2009, at Quinn 
Hospice Care Center in Kenansville. 
The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 22 at Community Funeral Home, 
Beulaville. Burial will follow in the Hosea Fountain Cemetery in Beulaville. 
Survivors include sons, Harold Simpson of Watha, Lois Simpson of Beulaville, and
Lenwood Simpson of Greenville; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. 
Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service Sunday at the funeral home.

Published in the Free Press from 3/21/2009 - 3/24/2009 



Bizzell, Robert Earl 

LA GRANGE - Robert Earl Bizzell, 61, of 105 Best St., died Friday, March 20, 2009, at 
U.N.C. Hospital in Chapel Hill. 
Mr. Robert E. Bizzell was born a native of Duplin County, but at an early age moved to 
Lenoir County where he attended the public schools. He was a loyal and dedicated 
member of St. Luke F.W.B. Church where he served as president of the Men's Fellowship 
and Chairman of the Deacon Board and a faithful Sunday School member. 
Funeral services will be held at noon Wednesday, March 25, 2009, at St. Luke F.W.B. 
Church, 306 W. King St., La Grange with Dr. Joe N. Dixon officiating. Burial will follow at 
Pinelawn Memorial Park. 
Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Emma Alfreda Bizzell of the home; son Terrance Allen 
Bizzell; eight sisters, Retha Edwards, Mamie Weeks, Annie Doris Bizzell, Edna Jean 
Summers, Darris Bizzell, Brenda Manley, Janice Bizzell and Jackie Bizzell; two 
sisters-in-law, Retha Mae Whitfield and Frances Robinson; mother-in-law, Emma P. 
Robinson; four aunts, Mamie Lofton, Delphine Morgan, Mary Morris and Annie Ruth 
Garner; seven brothers, Melvin Morgan, Claude C. Bizzell, Jimmy Donnell Bizzell, Lindsey
 Bizzell, Daul Wayne Bizzell, Robert Bizzell and Ronnie Bizzell; four brothers-in-law, 
Alexander Waters, Elijah Manley, Stanley Robinson, and Greg Robinson (Cherylynn); 
two uncles, Raymond Morgan and Leamon Morgan; one great-uncle, Earl Sutton; and 
a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and dear friends. 
Arrangements by Mitchell's Funeral Home, Greenville. Sign the guest book at 
www.kinston.com. (Paid obituary)

Published in the Free Press from 3/22/2009 - 3/27/2009 



Hanks, Ila 

THURMOND - Mrs. Ila DeEtte Bauguess Hanks, age 92, of North Old ]]Hwy 21, Thurmond, 
died Thursday, March 19, 2009, at Heritage Healthcare of Elkin. 
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 22, 2009, at Roaring Gap Baptist 
Church with the Rev. Ronnie McMillan and the Rev. E.R. Wiles officiating. Burial will follow 
in the church cemetery. Mrs. Hanks was born on July 17, 1916, in Wilkes County to Tyra 
and Nelia Felts Beau-guess. 
She was a member of Roaring Gap Baptist Church. Preceded in death by her husband, 
John Reece Hanks; she is survived by her son, Royce Hanks of Thurmond; four 
grandchildren, Bryan Hanks of Kinston, Darrell Hanks of Dobson, Stacy Jones of Kinston 
and Susan Jones of Fancy Gap, Va.; and three great-grandchildren. The family received f
riends Saturday evening at Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home. Online condolences may be 
sent to www.reinssturdivant.com. Arrangements by Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home, 
Wilkesboro. Sign the guest book at www.kinston.com. (Paid obituary) 

Published in the Free Press from 3/22/2009  3/25/2009 




Martinez-Mendoza, Yahir 

GRIFTON - Yahir Martinez-Mendoza, 5, of 7464 Stokestown Road, Grifton, died Friday, 
March 20, 2009.
Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday March 24, 2009, at Manantial de Vida Church, 
Winterville. Burial will follow in Evergreen Memorial Estate, Grifton. 
Viewing will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday at Don Brown Funeral Home. 4Arrangements 
by Don Brown Funeral Home in Ayden.

Published in the Free Press from 3/22/2009  3/25/2009 




Stevens, Theodore 

FREEPORT, N.Y. - Theodore Stevens, 64, of 13 Harrison Ave., died Thursday, March 19, 
2009, at Nassau University Medical Center in Long Island, N.Y. 
The funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Thurs-day, March 26 at Sand Hill F.W.B. Church with 
Elder Nathan Darden officiating. Burial will follow in the Sand Hill Church Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife, Arnita Stevens of the home; sons Tony Stevens of Georgia, Gerry 
Stevens, Craig Stevens and Steve Stevens, all of New York; sisters Barbara Johnson of 
Greenville and Phyllis McCoy of Kinston; brother Robert Stevens of New York, N.Y.; and 
three grandchildren. 
Visitation will be held from 3-8 p.m. Wednesday, March 25 at Mills Funeral Home. Online 
condolences may be sent to www.millsfh.com.

Published in the Free Press from 3/22/2009 - 3/28/2009 




Callaway, David Martin 

December 10, 1920 ? March 22, 2009 
KINSTON - David Martin Callaway, 88, went to be with his Lord and Savior on March 22, 2009. 
He was born December 10, 1920, in Surry County, N.C. to David Oscar Callaway and Lillie Ada 
Mays Callaway. He was a 1942 graduate of UNC Chapel Hill with a BS in Commerce. After 
serving in the Marine Corps in World War II, he worked with Eastman Kodak in Oak Ridge, 
Tenn. on the atom bomb project. He also worked for Western Electric in Winston Salem, N.C. 
He retired from Monroe Systems for Business as Sales Manager and Assistant Branch 
Manager in Kinston, N.C. after 36 years with the company. Dave was an active member of 
Queen Street United Methodist Church serving in many capacities. He was a dedicated 
member of the Chancel Choir for over 40 years. He was a faithful member of the Men's Prayer 
Breakfast Interdenominational. He was also a member of the Kinston Lions Club, a Mason and 
a Shriner. He was a life member of the UNC Chapel Hill General Alumni Association. He will 
be remembered for his quiet manner, his green thumb and more importantly the love he had 
for his family and his Lord. He inspired others to strive for their best. 
David Callaway is survived by his wife of 55 years, Nellie Grace Joyce Callaway; his daughter, 
Jane Callaway Richards and husband Donald A. Richards; grandson, Taylor Callaway Richards; 
granddaughter, Hannah G. Richards of Raleigh, N.C.; his daughter, Peggy J. Callaway of 
Virginia Beach, Va.; his daughter, Joyce Callaway Ledbetter and husband Randy T. Ledbetter; 
granddaughters, Rebecca J. Ledbetter and Hope E. Ledbetter of Raleigh, N.C.; his sisters, 
Nancy C. Stancil of Asheville, N.C., Mary C. Duncan of Elkin, N.C., and Dorothy C. Croom of 
Raleigh, N.C. 
The funeral service will be held at Queen Street United Methodist Church in Kinston on 
Wednesday, March 25, 2009, at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Allen Bingham officiating followed by
 interment at Pinelawn Memorial Park. 
The family will receive friends at Edwards Funeral Home in Kinston on Tuesday, March 24, 
2009, from 7-8:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Queen 
Street fneral Home is in charge of arrangements. Sign the guest book at www.kinston.com. 
(Paid obituary 

Published in the Free Press from 3/23/2009 - 3/27/2009 



Pridgen, Louise Rouse 

LA GRANGE - Louise Rouse Pridgen, 103, of 205 Phillips St., died Saturday, March 21, 2009.
The funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 25 at Lovick's Chapel AME Zion Church 
in the Jason Community with the Rev. John Elliott Jr. officiating. Burial will follow at Pinelawn 
Memorial Park
Survivors include daughters, Serial Yelverton of La Grange, Bertha Robinson of Washington, 
D.C.; sister Liz Body of Elizabeth, N.J.; 28 grandchildren; 48 great-grandchildren; and eight 
great great-grandchildren
Visitation will be held from 2-8 p.m. Tuesday, March 24 at La Grange Funeral Services.

Published in the Free Press from 3/23/2009 - 3/27/2009 




Smith, Phil D. 

KINSTON - Phil Dixon Smith, 79, of 1600 North Herritage Street, died Sunday, March 22, 
2009, at his home. 
Mr. Smith was born August 14, 1929, in Lenoir County to the late Quincy and Mamie 
Croom Smith. He served with the United States Army during the Korean War and retired 
from the City of Kinston Police Department as a Captain following more than 30 years of 
service
A service of remembrance will be held Wednesday, March 25, 2009, at 11 a.m. from Rouse 
Funeral Home with the Rev. Ray Broadwell officiating.
Mr. Smith is survived by two sons, Calvin Smith and wife Deanie, of Overland Park, Kan., 
Ed Smith and wife Martha, of Kinston; six grandchildren, Michelle Roy and husband Eric, 
Karla Yonce and husband Stephen, Jessi Smith, Kalee Smith, Jackie Smith and Paul Smith; 
two great-grandchildren, Claire Yonce and Ava Roy; three brothers, Charles Smith, Fate Smith 
and Emmett Smith, all of Kinston; two sisters, Hazel Broom of Cary and Mamie Young of Au- 
www.rousefh.com. 
Memorials may be made to the National Parkinson's Foundation, 1501 NW 9th Avenue/Bob 
Hope Road, Miami, FL 33136-1494. Arrangements are with Rouse Funeral Home, La Grange. 
Sign the guest book at www.kinston.com. (Paid obituary)
Published in the Free Press from 3/23/2009 - 3/2009 



Thompson, Arden Earl 

LA GRANGE - Arden Earl Thompson, 72, of La Grange, died Saturday, March 21, 2009, at 
his home. 
Earl was a retired First Class Electrical Lineman and enjoyed fishing, gardening and collecting. 
He was preceded in death by Amos and Molly Stroud who raised him to adulthood. 
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, March 24, 2009, at 2 p.m. from Rouse Funeral Home 
with the Rev. Kurt Styron officiating. Interment will follow at Pinelawn Memorial Park. 
Mr. Thompson is survived by his wife of 47 years, Yvonne Smith Thompson; five children, Molly 
D. Merritt and husband Leslie, of Wilson, June C. Whaley and husband Gary, of La Grange, 
Linda D. Legowski and husband Nelson, of Goldsboro, William E. "Bill" Thompson and wife 
Judy, of Wilson and Lisa Jones and husband Billy, of Dover; 12 grandchildren; and nine 
great-grandchildren.
The family received friends Monday from 6-8 p.m. at Rouse Funeral Home and at other times 
they will be at the home of Gary and June Whaley, 6467 Highway 903 North, La Grange. 
Online condolences may be expressed at www.rousefh.com. Arrangements are with Rouse 
Funeral Home, La Grange. Sign the guest book at www.kinston.com. (Paid obituary

Published in the Free Press from 3/23/2009 - 3/27/2009 




Burkett, Louise Tucker 

KINSTON - Louise Tucker Burkett, 96, of Kinston, passed away on Monday, March 23, 2009, 
at Lenoir Memorial Hospital. 
Mrs. Burkett was a member of the Queen Street United Methodist Church. She was a 
homemaker and most happy when she was in her flower beds and vegetable garden. She will 
be remembered for her home cooking and sharing with her family and friends. 
She was preceded in death by her parents, Henry and Nora White Tucker; her husband, Heber 
Burkett; and several brothers and sisters. 
Funeral services will be held at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, March 25, 2009, from the chapel of 
Garner Funeral Home with Pastor Allen Bing-ham officiating. Interment services will be held 
at 11 a.m. on Thursday morning at Westview Cemetery. 
She leaves behind to cherish her memory, her three daughters, Rosa Skinner and husband 
George, Shirley Hoover, Mary Thrasher and husband Gene, all of Kinston; her brother, Kenneth 
Lee Tucker and wife Louise, of Dover; five grandchildren, Tony Skinner and wife Brenda, Lynn 
Townsend and husband Sam, David Pope and wife Dottie, Becky Lanier and husband Cecil, 
Danny Hoover and wife Carol; eight great-grandchildren, Edward, Blake, Tyler, Tonya, Jessica, 
Riley, Melanie, Marissa; and a great great-grandson, Gage. 
The family will receive friends immediately following the funeral service on Wednesday evening 
at the funeral home and other times at the home of her daughter, 806 Oriental Avenue. Flowers 
are welcome or memorials may be made to Queen Street United Methodist Church, 500 North 
Queen Street, Kinston NC 28501. Funeral arrangements by Garner Funeral Home. Sign the 
guest book at www.kinston.com. (Paid obituary)

Published in the Free Press from  3/24/2009 - 3/28/2009 



Holland, Kynwood Marion 

SEVEN SPRINGS - Kynwood Marion Holland, 50, of Seven Springs, died Sunday at Pitt 
County Memorial Hospital.
 Kynwood was born January 8, 1959, in Lenoir County to Emma Shivar Holland and the 
late Marston A. "Mott" Holland. He was a lifelong farmer and was presently a grower with 
Goldsboro Hog Farms. Kynwood enjoyed riding his Harley-Davidson, fishing, horseback 
riding and barbecuing for his family and friends. 
A service of remembrance will be held Wednesday, March 25, 2009, at 3 p.m. from 
Rouse Funeral Home with the Rev. Ashley Summerlin officiating. Interment will follow at 
Daly's Chapel Free Will Baptist Church Cemetery. 
In addition to his mother, Kynwood is survived by his two children, Garrett Blake Holland 
and Kolby Leigh Holland of Kinston; sister, Lynette Leto and husband Charles, of Apex; 
brother, Ronnie Holland and wife Patsy, of Hope Mills; two aunts, Josephine Holland and 
Nell Potter, both of Seven Springs; along with several nieces and nephews. The family 
will receive friends beginning one hour before the service and at other times they will be 
at the home of Tonya Holland, 156 Ashton Place Lane, Kinston. Online condolences 
may be expressed at www.rousefh.com. Memorials may be made to the Eastern North 
Carolin Alzheimer's Association, 400 Oberlin Road, Suite 220, Raleigh, NC 27605.
Arrangements are with Rouse Funeral Home, La Grange. Sign the guest book at 
www.kinston.com. (Paid obituary)
Published in the Free Press 



Valerio, Deloris Haddock 

KINSTON - Deloris Haddock Valerio, 75, of 1701 W. New Bern Road, died Thursday, March 
19, 2009.
The funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, March 24 at Swinson Funeral Service with the 
Rev. L.B. Cheston officiating. Burial will follow in Haiti Cemetery, Trenton.
Survivors include his brother, George Rhodes of Kinston; and sister Rosetta Staten of 
Richmond, Va.

Published in the Free Press from 3/24/2009 - 3/27/2009 




Aytch, Maletha Smith 

AYDEN - Maletha Smith Aytch, 72, of 107 Grimsley Road, died Tuesday, March 24, 2009, 
at Lenoir Memorial Hospital. 
The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 28 at Rouse Abundant Life Ministries. 
Interment will follow in Red Hill Cemetery. 
Survivors include her sons, Derrick Aytch and Connell Aytch of Greenville, Walter Aytch 
of Farmville and Anthony Aytch of Ayden; daughters Gloria Aytch and Ruby Aytch of 
Hookerton and Darlene Sheppard of Maury. 
Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. Friday at the church.

Published in the Free Press from 3/25/2009 - 3/29/2009 




Beck, Patrick Dunn "Pat" 

EASTMAN, Ga. - Patrick Dunn "Pat" Beck, age 58, of Eastman, Ga., died Sunday, 
March 22, 2009. 
Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 25, from the Ryals 
Cemetery in Chauncey, Ga. Pat was a carpenter, member of Church of Christ, a 
Vietnam veteran of the U.S. Army and son of the late, Nonnie Dunn Beck and William 
D. "Bill" Beck. 
Survivors include his wife, Deborah Purvis Beck; daughters Patricia Hughes (Christopher), 
Tara Villagra and Tannith Dawson (Derek); son Van P. Beck (Tonya); grandchildren 
Brittany, Victoria, Lorna, Cody, Devin, John, Peyton and Carson; and great-granddaughter 
Ava; four sisters also survive. 
Funeral arrangements by Stokes-Southerland Funeral Home Eastman, Ga., 478-374-3262. 
Sign the guest book at www.kinston.com. (Paid obituary)

Published  in the Free Press 3/25/09 -3/28/09



Forrest, Dainus Ray 

GREENVILLE - Dainus Ray Forrest, 53, of 4745 Stantonsburg Road, died Monday, 
March 23, 2009. 
The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 26 at Farmville Funeral Home, 
Church Street Chapel. Interment will follow in Crestlawn Memorial Gardens. 
Survivors include his mother, Melma H. Forrest of Farmville; sisters Margaret Moore 
and Sandra Ellis both of Farmville, Janet Moore of Carrollton, Va., Myrtle Baker of 
Kinston; and brothers Jimmy Forrest and Johnny Forrest both of Farmville. 
Visitation will be held from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 25 at the funeral 
home and other times at 4748 B. Forrest Village Apt., Farmville.

Published in the Free Press from 3/25/2009 - 3/28/2009 




Mooring, Viola Mills 

SNOW HILL - Mrs. Viola Mills Mooring, 97, passed away Tuesday morning, March 24, 
2009, at Beacon Arms Assisted Living Center. 
Mrs. Mooring was born March 1, 1912, the daughter of Nabe and Laura Dudley Mills. 
She was preceded in death by her late husband, Johnnie R. Mooring, in 1993. Mrs. 
Mooring was a homemaker and a member of Davis Grove Baptist Church. 
Funeral services will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 26, at the chapel of Taylor-Tyson 
Funeral Service with the Reverend Doug Nalley officiating. Committal services will be held 
at 10 a.m. Friday, March 27, at the Snow Hill Cemetery. 
Mrs. Mooring is survived by a daughter, Iris Mooring Ginn of Snow Hill; a son, Thomas 
Mooring and wife Roberta, of Snow Hill; sisters, Annie Myrtle Warren of Chocowinity and 
Doris Bonner of Ayden; grandchildren, Keith Ginn of Bethel, Ohio, Alan Ginn of La Grange,
 Joel Ginn of New York, N.Y., Glenda M. Gibson of Fuquay Varina, Ty Robbins and Danny 
Robbins, both of Snow Hill, and Michael Robbins of Powells Point; and 14 great-grandchildren. 
The family will receive friends immediately following the service on Thursday and other 
times at the home of Thomas and Roberta Mooring, 170 Mooring Lane, Snow Hill. 
Flowers are welcome or memorials may be made to Davis Grove Baptist Church, c/o 
Irma Edmundson, 4144 Fort Run Rd, Snow Hill, NC 28580. Arrangements by Taylor-Tyson
 Funeral Service. Sign the guest book at www.kinston.com. (Paid obituary)

Published in the Free Press from 3/25/2009 - 3/28/2009 



O'Brien, Sharon 

DEEP RUN - Sharon O'Brien, age 56, of Deep Run, N.C., passed away Thursday, March 
19, 2009, at Wake Med Hospital of Raleigh, N.C. at 1:58 p.m. surrounded by her loved 
ones at bed-side.
 She was born on October 22, 1952, to Martha McDavid and Charles Carroll. She was a 
very warm-hearted woman that gave love to everyone no matter the person. 
She is survived by her daughters, Charlotte Bisch, Shawna Egodotaye, and Sharon Irwin; 
eight siblings; nine grand-children; and one great-grandson.
 Memorial services will be held at 5 p.m. Thursday, March 26, 2009, followed by visitation 
at the Deep Run Church Of God on Liddell Road in Deep Run. Arrangements by Pink Hill 
Funeral Home. Sign the guest book at www.kinston.com. (Paid obituary)

Published in the Free Press from 3/25/2009 - 3/28/2009 



Brame, Helen Davenport Sanderson 

GREENVILLE - Helen Davenport Sanderson Brame, of Cypress Glen, Greenville, N.C. 
formerly of Cadiz, Ky, and Kinston, N.C. passed away Monday, March 23, 2009, at Pitt 
County Memorial Hospital. 
Born in Kinston, March 17, 1920, to the late Mr. and Mrs. W.H. Davenport, she was a 
charter member of Northwest Christian Church in Kinston and an active member of 
Highland Presbyterian Church in Hopkinsville, Ky. Her B.S. and M.A. degrees in Business 
Education were earned from East Carolina University. She taught 31 years and served as 
Chairman of the Grainger High Business Department. At Cypress Glen, she took an active 
part in various activities and was a member of Pitt County Community Pop Singers. 
She is survived by her daughter, Gail Sanderson Kelly and husband, Doug; grandson, Josh 
Kelly of Elon, N.C.; stepson, J. Robert Brame III and wife Jane; step-grandchildren, Rob, 
Blake, John and Thomas Brame, of Stanardsville, Va., Virginia Brame Berthy and husband 
Gwenell; great-grandchildren Jeanne and Benjamin Berthy, of Richmond, Va.; brother, Bill 
Davenport and wife Clarice, of Kinston; sister-in-law, Betty Davenport of Hickory, N.C.; 
many nieces and nephews; her "adopted" Cohoon family of Hopkinsville, Ky. and her 
"Special Business Students." 
She was preceded in death by her husbands, James W. Sanderson and J. Robert Brame 
II; sisters, Atwood Davenport Brame, Cathleen Davenport Cobb, Marjorie Davenport Brown; 
and a brother, Dr. H. Voltz Davenport. 
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, March 27, 2009, at Northwest Christian 
Church with the Rev. Kenneth Rouse officiating. Burial will follow in Westview Cemetery. 
The family will receive friends at Northwest Christian Church one hour prior to the funeral 
service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Cypress Glen Benevolent Fund, 100 
Hickory St. Greenville, N.C. 27858 or to your favorite charity. Edwards Funeral Home is in 
charge of arrangements. Sign the guest book at www.kinston.com. (Paid obituary)

Published in the Free Press from 3/26/2009 - 3/29/2009




Jones, Jimmie Lee 

TRENTON - Jimmie Lee Jones, 64, of 111 Frank Watson Road, died Wednesday, March 
25, 2009, at Lenoir Memorial Hospital.
Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, March 27 at the Philyaw Family Cemetery, 
Highway 41 West with the Rev. Danny Taylor officiating. 
Survivors include his sisters, Sally Ann Whaley of Richlands, Gretel Odessa Parrish of 
Kinston, Linda Grace Robinshaw of Hartford, Conn., Joyce Faye Carter of Richmond, Va., 
Jean Carol Cummings and Margaret Ann Moore, both of Kinston; and his brother, George 
T. Jones of Kinston. Garner Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Published in the Free Press from 3/26/2009 - 3/29/2009 




Moore, Mary W. 

KINSTON - Mary W. Moore, 94, of 1302 E. Caswell St., Kinston, died Wednesday, March 
25, 2009, at Lenoir Memorial Hospital. 
The service will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, March 28, 2009, at the United Free Will Baptist 
Tabernacle with the Rev. Ervin Gardner officiating. Burial will be in Faith-Hope Cemetery in 
Hookerton.
 Survivors include one son, Garfield Moore Jr.; four daughters, Mattie Sutton of Kinston, 
Grace Edwards of Hookerton, Mary K. Smith of Maryland and Annie M. Swinson of Virginia; 
one sister, Cora Burney of Kinston; and 25 grandchildren. 
Visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m. Friday, March 27, 2009, at Robert Swinson Jr. Memorial 
Chapel. Swinson Funeral Service is in charge of the arrangements.

Published in the Free Press from 3/26/2009 - 3/30/2009 




Vaughn, Lisa Carol 

SNOW HILL - Lisa Carol Vaughn, 41, died Tuesday, March 24, 2009, at Pitt County 
Memorial Hospital in Greenville. 
The funeral will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, March 27 at Taylor-Tyson Fu-neral Service 
with Dr. Gene Martin officiating. Committal services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 
28 at the Snow Hill Cemetery. 
Survivors include her mother, Letha Tyndall Vaughn of Snow Hill; daughter Layla 
Danielle Sutton of Greenville; son Kramer Vaughn Sutton of Snow Hill; and grandmother, 
Verna Hart Vaughn of Snow Hill. 
Visitation will be held immediately following the service on Friday and other times at 303 
SE First St, Snow Hill, NC.

Published in the Free Press from 3/26/2009 - 3/29/2009 





Garner Jr., James Fred

KINSTON - James Fred Garner Jr., 56, of 108 S. Trianion St., died Thursday, March 26, 
2009 at Lenoir Memorial Hospital. 
The funeral service will be held Sunday, March 29, 2009 at the Robert Swinson Jr. 
Memorial Chapel with elder Dorothy Rhem officiating. 
Survivors include mother Rosa Garner of the home; two brothers Garry Garners of Kinston 
and James L. Garner of La Grange; five sisters Betty Franklin, Martha Garner, Harriett 
King of Kinston and Edna Jones of Georgia and Linda Garner of La Grange.
Visitations will be held from 3 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the Robert Swinson Jr. Memorial 
Chapel. Funeral arrangements by Swinson j 3/Funeral Service. 

Published in the Free Press from 3/27/2009 - 3/31/2009 



Lee, Edna Earle Tingle 

KINSTON - Edna Earle Tingle Lee, 85, of Kinston passed away on Thursday, March 26, 
2009. Edna Earle was born March 14, 1924 to the late Alonza and Janie Adams Tingle. 
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Charlie "Tony" 
Lee, one sister and two brothers. 
She was a member of Westside FWB Church and was retired from Kinston Shirt Factory. 
Her greatest joy was in spending time with her sister and her special niece and caregiver, 
Linda Stroud. 
Survivors include her sister, Hilda T. Lee of Kinston and nieces, Linda L. Stroud and husband 
Ned and Carolyn L. Southerland, all of Kinston.
Funeral services will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 28, 2009 at Howard-Carter Funeral 
Home with Dr. Randy Cobb officiating. 
The family will receive visitors immediately following the service and other times at the home 
of Ned and Linda Stroud, 2911 Tacoma Drive, Kinston. A private burial will be held on Monday, 
March 30, 2009. Arrangements by Howard-Carter Funeral Home. Sign the guestbook at 
www.kinston.com. (Paid obituary)

Published in the Free Press from 3/27/2009 - 3/30/2009 




Rouse, Lyndon Townes 

LA GRANGE - Lyndon Townes Rouse, 45, of La Grange died Wednesday, March 25, 
2009. 
Townes was born December 19, 1963 in Lenoir County to Sara Brewer Rouse of Kinston 
and the late Nelson Kaye Rouse. He had worked for Knott's Warehouse since the age of 
nineteen. 
Grave-side services will be held Saturday, March 28, 2009 at 11 a.m. from Fairview 
Cemetery with Rev. Chris Singleton officiating. In addition to his mother,
 Townes is survived by his companion, Patty Shepard; daughter, Holly Kaye Rouse; 
step-son, Jacob Hardison; two brothers, John Kyle Rouse, Sr. and Lance Kelly Rouse, 
both of Greenville; and his German Shepherd, Shadow. The family will receive friends 
Friday from 7-8:30 p.m. at Rouse Funeral Home. Online condolences may be expressed 
at www.rousefh.com. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 930B 
Wellness Drive, Greenville, NC 27834. Arrangements are with Rouse Funeral Home, La 
Grange. Sign the guestbook at www.kinston.com. (Paid obituary)
Published in the Free Press from 3/27/2009 - 3/30/2009 






Franklin Cleveland Shingleton
 
GREENVILLE - Franklin Cleveland Shingleton, 52, of 2821 Flagstone Court, Greenville, died 
Wednesday March 25, 2009. "Cleve" was a talented pianist and loved gospel music. He was 
a retired insurance agent with Settlers Life Insurance Company and Life of Alabama. He was 
a Kinston native, and was from Wooten's Crossroads. He was a member of Life Sping 
Pentecostal Holiness Church in West Colombia, S.C.
 He was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Louise Gray Shingleton. Survivors 
include two sisters Francille Luckett of Hookerton and husband Morris; Stella Daughety and 
husband Jim, of Kinston; one brother David Shingleton and wife Debbie of Kinston; four sons, 
Bryan and wife Amy, Timothy and wife Shannon, Brooks and Joshua Shingleton all of La 
Grange, and the mother of the children Robin Shingleton, six grand-children, Jenny and Laura 
Quick, Bryan Jr., Brianna, Dillon and William Shingleton all of La Grange, two nephews, John 
Morrison, Jr. of Loris, S.C. and James Daughety III of Kinston, and one great nephew Kyle 
Morrison of Loris, S.C., three nieces, Erika, Ashley, and Jessie Shingleton all of Kinston; 
special friends, Ronnie Mitchell, Hilton Nichols, Michael Morris, Bill Jefferson and Crystal 
Tevepaugh all of Greenville. Funeral services will be held Sunday March 29, 2009 at the First 
Pentecostal Holiness Church, Phillips road, Kinston with interment to follow at Pinelawn 
Memorial Park with Rev. Willis Pearson officiating. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. 
Saturday at Edwards Funeral home and at 1:15 p.m. on Sunday prior to the funeral service 
at 2 p.m. and other times at the home of Stella and Jim Daughety, 1200 Dawson Station 
Road. Edwards Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Sign the guestbook at 
kinston.com.
Published in the Free Press from 3/27/2009 - 3/31/2009




Smith, Jones Wilbert "JW" 

DEEP RUN - Jones Wilbert "JW" Smith, 82, of 3222 Perry Blizzard Road, passed away 
Wednesday, March 25, 2009 at the Kitty Askins Hospice Center in Goldsboro. 
JW was born in Duplin County on January 15, 1927 and moved to Deep Run. After 
graduation JW was drafted into the Army where he worked in the Army post office in 
Osaka, Japan. After an honorable discharge in 1946 he came home, married Hazel Riggs, 
and farmed until retirement. In November, 2008 they celebrated their 62nd anniversary. The 
couple was active in Deep Run OFWB Church and the Cornerstone Sunday School class. 
JW was preceded in death by his parents Luther and Eula Smith, in-laws Webster and 
Estelle Riggs, sister Edna Noble, granddaughter Amanda Smith, and brother-in-law Daniel 
Riggs. Funeral services, officiated by Rev. Josh Whit-field and Rev. Adrian Grubbs, will be
 held Friday, March 27, 2009 at 7 p.m. at Deep Run OFWB Church. The family will receive
 friends immediately following the service, as well as other times at the home. Interment 
services will be 10:30 a.m., Saturday, March 28, 2009 at Pinelawn Memorial Park in Kinston. 
Pallbearers are Billy Smith, Warren Hill, Emmett Smith, Carlton Jenkins, Scotty Dawson, 
and J.B. Blizzard. 
JW is survived by his wife Hazel Smith; children Brent Smith and wife Darnell of Aurora, 
Buster "JW" Smith and wife Ann of La Grange, Nelson Smith and wife Gail "Peachy" of 
Pink Hill, Gary Smith and wife Donna of Warsaw; sisters Essie Herring of La Grange and 
Katheryn Jane Smith of Kinston; sisters-in-law Happy Taylor of Deep Run and Jean Riggs 
of New Bern; grandchildren Stephanie Smith of Washington, Jeremy Smith of Kinston, 
Heather Brock of Clinton, Nichole Smith of Pink Hill, Andy Smith of La Grange and Jessica 
Smith of Warsaw; and five great-grandchildren. Flowers are welcome, as well as any 
memorials made to Deep Run OFWB Church, Attn: William Hawkins, 3556 Mark N. 
Smith Road, Deep Run, NC 28525. Sign the guestbook at www.kinston.com. 
(Paid obituary)
Published in the Free Press from 3/27/2009 - 3/30/2009 




Weldon, Archie 

KINSTON - Archie Weldon, 77, of 511 N. Queen St., Kinston, died Wednesday, March 
25, 2009, at Britthaven of Snow Hill. 
The service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 28, 2009, at Robert Swinson Jr. Chapel 
with the Rev. Malcolm S. Johnson officiating. Burial will be in Hines Cemetery, La Grange. 
Survivors include one daughter, Inell Smith of Trenton; two sisters, Lucy W. Clark of 
Snow Hill and Finnetta Walls of New Jersey; and three grandchildren. 
Visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m. Friday, March 27, 2009, at the Robert Swinson Jr. 
Memorial Chapel. Swinson Funeral Service is in charge of the arrangements.

Published in the Free Press from 3/27/2009 - 3/30/2009





Dixon, Betty 

AYDEN- Betty Dixon, 86, of 4467 South Edge Rd., died Friday, March 27, 2009. 
Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Don Brown Funeral Home. 

Published in the Free Press from 3/28/2009 - 3/31/2009 




Brown, Ethel Teachey 

BEULAVILLE - Ethel Teachey Brown, 92, died Thursday, March 26, 2009 at Quinn Hospice 
Care Center, Kenansville. 
The funeral service will be held Sunday, March 29, 2009 at 3 p.m. at Community Funeral 
Home Chapel, Beulaville. Burial will follow at East Duplin Memorial Garden, Beulaville. 
Survivors include daughters Ann Brown House of Warsaw and Phyllis Brown Bostic of Holly 
Ridge; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. 
Visitation will be held one hour prior to the funeral. Funeral arrangement by Community 
Funeral Home of Beulaville. 

Published in the Free Press from 3/28/2009 - 3/31/2009 




Stroud, Lenwood Glendale 

DEEP RUN - Lenwood Glendale Stroud
The memorial service will be held Sunday, March 29, 2009 at 2 p.m. at Pink Hill Funeral Home 
with visitation to follow with the Rev. Ivey White, Rev. Don Gray and Mr. Richard Daniels
 officiating.
 Survivors include daughters Kelley Stroud Edwards and Brooke Stroud Strickland both of Deep 
Run; sisters Carol Turner of Deep Run, Barbara Rhodes of Garner and Elaine Barbee of 
Richlands; and three grandchildren. 
Memorial contributions can be made to Lenoir County 4-H Camp Fund, Lenoir County 
Cooperative Extension Office c/o Tara Taylor, 1791 Hwy 11-55, and Kinston, N.C. 28504. 
Funeral arrangements by Pink Hill Funeral Home. 

Published in the Free Press from 3/28/2009 - 3/31/2009 



Gore, Evelyn Merritt 

BEULAVILLE - Evelyn Merritt Gore, 80, died Friday, March 27, 2009 at Autumn Village, 
Beulaville, NC. 
Funeral service will be held on Sunday, March 29, 2009 at 7:30 p.m. followed by visitation 
at Community Funeral Home Chapel, Beulaville, NC Graveside Service will be held Monday,
 March 30, 2009 at 11 a.m. at East Duplin Memorial Gar-dens, Beulaville NC. 
Survivors include sons Richard Gore, Beulaville, Wallace, NC and Kenneth Gore, Pink Hill, 
NC; two grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Funeral arrangements by Community 
Funeral Home of Beulaville. 

Published in the Free Press from 3/29/2009 - 4/1/2009 



Harper, Anita Smith 

KINSTON - Anita Smith Harper of 497 Hwy. 58 South, died Saturday March 28, 2009 at 
Duke-Raleigh Hospital. 
She was a retired secretary for Sitterson and Sitterson and Lloyd Moody CPA firms, a 
charter member of Northwest Christian Church and a member of Southwood Memorial 
Christian Church. 
A graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday March 31, 2009 at Westview 
Cemetery with Rev. Dexter Wasson officiating. Mrs. Harper was preceded in death by 
her husband; James Thurman Harper, a brother; Luther Woodrow Smith and a sister; 
Alberta Smith Dale. 
She is survived by her daughters; Nancy Harper Parker and Jane Harper Vernon and 
husband Rick Vernon all of Kinston, N.C, three grandchildren; Ryan Vernon, Will 
Vernon and Daniel Parker, two great grandchildren; Isabelle Vernon and Harper Vernon, 
many nieces and nephews and special friends.
 The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Monday March 30, 2009 at Southwood Memorial 
Christian Church in The Family Life Center. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to 
Southwood Memorial Christian Church 1027 Hwy. 58 S. Kinston, N.C. 28504. 
Arrangements are with Edwards Funeral Home.

Published in the Free Press from 3/29/2009 - 4/1/2009 



Johnson, Eliza Harper 

NEW BERN - Eliza Harper Johnson, 94, of New Bern, NC passed away at Friday, March
 27, 2009.
 She was preceded in death by her parents Zachary and Lanie Harper; husband Henry 
Bruce Johnson, two sons William Bruce Johnson and Rodney Clay Johnson, and 
granddaughter Katherine Noel Johnson; eight brothers and four sisters. She was a 
member of Friendship Freewill Baptist Church, Eastern Star Trenton Chapter 860ES 
and a life time member of Quaker Neck Country Club. She was a home maker, loving 
mother and a good friend to all who knew her. Survivors include her daughter Carolyn 
Johnson Mallard and husband Aaron of New Bern; son Bobby Lee Johnson and wife Ann 
of High Point; six grandchildren, Timothy Mallard, Tracy Mallard, David Johnson, Kevin 
Johnson, Linwood Johnson, and Ginna Hunnings, six great grandchildren, Drew 
Thompson, Zachary Hunnings, Kaitlyn Hunnings, Sierra Johnson, Nicolas Johnson and 
Sidney Johnson and her brother-in-law Thomas Madison Johnson, and four sisters-in-law 
Martha Johnson, Ruby Harper, Peggy Harper and Kitty Harper. 
Funeral services will be held on 11:00 am Monday, March 30, 2009 at Howard-Carter
 Funeral Home in Kinston with Reverend Allen Ham officiating and burial will follow at 
Woodington United Methodist Church. 
Visitation will be on Sunday evening from 5:00 ? 7:00 pm at Howard Carter Funeral 
Home. In Lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Friendship Freewill Baptist 
Church or American Cancer Society. Paid obituary with photo. Sign the guest book at 
www.kinston.com. Howard Carter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Published in the Free Press from 3/29/2009 - 4/1/2009 



Parker, Brenda 

KINSTON - Brenda Parker, 51, of 201 Lincoln St. died Saturday, March 28, 2009 at Blueridge 
Health Care Center in Raleigh. Swinson Funeral Service is in charge of the arrangements. 

Published in the Free Press from 3/29/2009 - 4/1/2009 



Smallwood, Joseph Leon 

WINTERVILLE - Joseph Leon Smallwood, 54, died Thursday March 26, 2009. Funeral 
arrangements are incomplete at Don Brown Funeral Home in Ayden 

Published in the Free Press from 3/29/2009 - 4/1/2009 



Hal, Sylvester Sanda 

GRIFTON - Sylvester Sanda Hal, 53, of 753 Queen St. died Saturday, March 28, 2009 at Pitt 
County Memorial Hospital. Funeral arrangements 
are incomplete at Tri-County Funeral Service
.
Published in the Free Press from 3/30/2009 - 4/2/2009 




Mitchell, Peggy Dawson 

KINSTON - Peggy Dawson Mitchell of 5318 Kristi Lane Kinston passed away Sunday morning 
March 29, 2009 at her home. 
She is preceded in death by her father and mother Edwin Dawson Sr. and Ollie Benton Dawson, 
brothers, Samuel Allen Dawson, Edwin Dawson Jr. and sister Baby Girl Dawson. Survivors 
include Sons Elbert Lee Dawson of Kinston, Samuel Allen Dawson Sr. and wife Sylvia of Deep 
Run, daughter, Deborah Dawson Quinn and husband Bobby F. Quinn of Kinston, brother Forries 
L. Dawson of Kinston, sisters Ella Stanley, Mary E. Thomas, Geraldine Lancaster all of Kinston, 
and best friends Henry and Orabell Barfield. As well she leaves behind six grandchildren, four 
step-grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren, eleven step great-grandchildren, one great-great step 
grandchild and several nieces and nephews 
Funeral Ser-vices will be held 2:00 pm Tuesday March 31, 2009 at Edwards Funeral Home with 
burial to follow in Field's Cemetery, (Little Baltimore) in LaGrange. The Rev. A. Ray Frazier will 
be officiating. 
The family will receive friends from 7-8:30 pm Monday night at Edwards Funeral Home and 
other times at the home of Deborah and Bobby Quinn 5318 Kristi Lane, Kinston. In lieu of 
flowers contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association 2418 Blue Ridge 
Road Suite 206 Raleigh, N.C. 27607 or The Pitt Co. Memorial Hospital Cancer Services 2100 
Stantonsburg Road Greenville, N.C. 27835-6028. Edwards Funeral Home is in charge of 
arrangements. Sign the guest book at www.kinston.com.

Published in the Free Press from 3/30/2009 - 4/2/2009 




Plummer Sr., Dr. William E. 

GOLDSBORO - Dr. William Evander Plummer, Sr., 84, passed away on Saturday, March 
28, 2009 at his home surrounded by his family. 
Dr. Plummer was born in Hoke County on June 16, 1924 to the late John Henry Plummer 
and Virginia Haskin Powell Plummer. Dr. Plummer was an Army Air Corps (now called the 
Air Force) P-47 fighter pilot in England and France during World War II. Prior to going to 
England, he was stationed at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base. Currently he was active 
in Base affairs and a member of the Order of the Daedalians.
Dr. Plummer graduated from Auburn University in June, 1950 with a Doctor of Veterinary 
Medicine degree and immediately returned to Goldsboro. He practiced veterinary medicine 
in Goldsboro for 59 years and was employed as a consultant by Goldsboro Milling Company 
at the time of his pass-ing. He was a member of the North Carolina Veterinary Medical 
Association (and past president), the American Veterinary Medical Association and the 
American Association of Swine Practitioners. Dr. Plummer received the Distinguished 
Veterinarian of the Year in 1974 and 1999 from the North Carolina Veterinary Medical 
Association and was named to the Wayne County Agriculture Hall of Fame in 1989. Dr. 
Plummer was proud of serving Wayne County as a veterinarian, Goldsboro as a 
Commissioner of the Housing Authority of Goldsboro for 16 years and his profession as a 
10-year member of the Admissions committee of the NC State Veterinary School. In 2003 
he was honored by the Wayne County Historical Society as an individual who made a 
significant contribution to the Wayne County area and inducted to their Wall of Fame. Dr. 
Plummer was a Third-degree Mason and Past Master of Goldsboro Lodge # 634. Dr. 
Plummer was an active member of St. Paul United Methodist Church for 59 years, singing 
in the choir for the last 12 years. Dr. Plummer is survived by his wife, Mary Saidla Plummer; 
his children, Dr. William E. Plummer, Jr. of Atascadero, CA, Lee Plummer Templeton 
(George) of Reidsville, Alan Saidla Plummer (Carolyn) of Goldsboro, and John Mark 
Plummer (Gaynell) of White Cloud, MI; eight grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. He 
is also survived by two sisters, Dorothy Plummer Wilson (Dennis) of Garner, and Virginia 
Plummer Allison of Raeford. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Paul United 
Methodist Church, 204 E. Chestnut Street, Goldsboro, NC 27534 or to the William E 
Plummer Endowed Scholarship fund at the NC State Veterinary School- please make 
checks out to: NCVMF, Dr. William E Plummer Scholarship, 4700 Hillsborough St Raleigh, 
NC 27606. 
The family will receive friends during the Visitation beginning at 1pm. The Memorial Service 
will be held at 2 pm Tuesday, March 31 at St. Paul United Methodist Church, 204 E. 
Chestnut St, Goldsboro. Services will be conducted by Dr. Homer Morris and Rev. Joann 
Turner. A private family inurnment will follow in the church columbarium. Online 
condolences may be sent to the family at www.seymourfuneralhome.com. Sign the guest 
book at www.kinston.com. Seymour Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements
.
Published in the Free Press from 3/30/2009 - 4/2/2009 



Williams, Linda Lorrine Pridgen 

KINSTON - Linda Lorrine Pridgen Williams, 37, of 317 E. Capitola Avenue died Sunday, 
March 29, 2009 at Wake Medical Hospital. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at 
Albritton  Carraway Funeral Home. 

Published in the Free Press from 3/30/2009 - 4/2/2009 




Clayton, Mazie 

GRIFTON - Mazie Clayton, 64, of Edward Bridge Road, died Monday, March 30, 2009, at 
Pitt County Memorial Hospital. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at S. Connor Memorial 
Funeral Home.

Published in the Free Press from 3/31/2009 - 4/3/2009 



Houston, Ben 

BEULAVILLE - Ben Houston, 72, died Wednesday, March 25, 2009, at Lenoir Memorial 
Hospital. 
Funeral services were held Saturday, March 28 at Community Funeral Home. Burial 
followed in East Duplin Memorial Gardens.
 Survivors include his wife, Edna Houston of Pink Hill; sons Ricky Ben Houston and David 
Allen Houston, both of Beulaville, Willis Jasper Houston of Willard and Joseph Jasper 
Houston of Pink Hill; daughter Janet Elizabeth Taylor of Pink Hill, brother Ransom Houston 
of Pink Hill; eight grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Published in the Free Press from 3/31/2009 - 4/3/2009 




Simmons, Alma 

KENANSVILLE - Alma Simmons, 86, died Monday, March 30, 2009, at Duplin General 
Hospital. 
The funeral will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 31, followed by visitation at Community 
Funeral Home in Beulaville. Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 1 in 
the Simmons Family Cemetery, Beulaville. 
Survivors include her daughters, Mary Ann Sasser of Rose Hill, Nancy Simmons of 
Wallace, and Sara Smith of Beulaville; brothers Melvin Brock of Wallace, Linwood Brock 
of Philadelphia, Pa., Garland Brock of Beulaville; eight grandchildren; and 17 
great-grandchildren.

Published in the Free Press from 3/31/2009 - 4/3/2009 


Small, Shane Alex 

LA GRANGE - Shane Alex Small, age 4, of 4330 Five Points Road, died Saturday, 
March 28, 2009. Arrangements are incomplete at Garner Funeral Home.

Published in the Free Press from 3/31/2009 - 4/3/2009 



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