November 2008 Obituaries

Taken from the Kinston Free Press





Briggs, Levon 


KINSTON - Levon Squirrel Briggs, 50, of 3200 Carey Road Apt. 25D, died Saturday, Oct. 
25, 2008 at Lenoir Memorial Hospital. 

Funeral services will be held on Monday, Nov. 3, 2008 at 1 p.m. at Great Mount Zion 
Missionary Church with Rev. John Flowers officiating. Burial will follow at Vause Cemetery. 

Survivors include father, Herman Briggs of Kinston; mother Iris Briggs of Kinston; two sons, 
Christopher Peterson of Charlotte, Ken Koonce of New Jersey; two daughters, Chimere 
Edwards of Kinston and Kimberly Bell of New Jersey; three brothers, Anthony E. Briggs 
of the home and Pedro Wilson of Kinston; three sisters, Katrine Jones of Boston, Mass., 
Barbara Hardy of Kinston and Shirley Briggs of the home and six grandchildren. 

Visitation will be held on Sunday, Nov. 2, 2008 from 4 to 8 p.m. at Robert Swinson Jr. 
Memorial Chapel.

Published in the Free Press from 10/29/2008 - 11/5/2008 



Kilpatrick, Malissie 


GRIFTON - Malissie Kilpatrick, 87, of 706-D Grifton Manor Apts., died Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2008. 
Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Swinson Funeral Service. 

Published in the Free Press from 10/29/2008 - 11/1/2008 





Swinson, Buddy 


KINSTON - Buddy Swinson, 12, of 208 E. Blount St., died Monday, Oct. 20, 2008, at home. 
Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Swinson Funeral Service.
Published in the Free Press from 10/29/2008 - 11/1/2008 





Dixon, Beverlyn Devonne 


WASHINGTON, D.C. - Beverlyn Devonne Dixon, 42, of 861 21st St. Apt. 4, NE, died Tuesday, 
Oct. 28, 2008, at Georgetown University Hospital. 
The funeral will be held Sunday, Nov. 2 at Maury Chapel F.W.B. Church. Burial will follow at 
Shady Grove Cemetery. 
Survivors include her sons, Tommy Dixon of Newport News, Va. and Demarco Dixon of 
Bladensburg, Md.; daughter Denise Middleton of Bladensburg, Md.; father Alton Lee Dixon 
of Kinston; brothers Melvin Blow of Snow Hill, Alton Dixon of Arlington, Va. and Calvin Dixon 
of Washington, D.C.; and sister, Ginna Smith of Winchester, Va.
 Funeral arrangements by Don Brown Funeral Home. Online condolences may be sent to 
www.donbrownfuneralhome.com.

Published in the Free Press from 10/30/2008 - 11/3/2008 



Grady, S. Leland 


BEULAVILLE - S. Leland Grady, 85, died Thursday, Oct.30, 2008, at the VA Hospital in 
Durham.

 The funeral will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 2 at Community Funeral Home. Burial will 
follow in East Duplin Memorial Gardens. 

Survivors include his son, Jimmy Grady of Raleigh; daughters Mary Grady Roach, Annette 
Grady Britton, and Janet Grady Broadway, all of Raleigh; brother Morris Grady of Beulaville;
 and four grandchildren. 

Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service Sunday at the funeral home. 

Published in the Free Press from 11/1/2008 - 11/4/2008 


Harper, Lemuel D. 

STANTONSBURG - Mr. Lemuel Dawson Harper, 64, passed away Friday, October 31, 2008, 
at Pitt County Memorial Hospital. 
A native of Greene County, he was born November 23, 1943, the son of the late Lemuel Alton 
Harper and Louise Hemby Harper. Lemuel was a member of Davis Grove Baptist Church, the 
Snow Hill Moose Lodge and owned and operated Lemuel's Construction Corporation. 
Graveside services will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, November 2, at the Harper Dawson Cemetery 
located on Hwy 58 North of Snow Hill. The Reverend Doug Nalley will officiate the service. In 
addition to his parents, Lemuel was preceded in death by a sister, Frances Harper Norvell. His 
surviving family includes his children, Kimberly Harper Braxton and husband C.L., of Grifton, 
Pamela Harper Smith and husband Mike, of Pikeville, Allan Harper and wife Renate, of 
Stantonsburg, and Michael Shane Harper and wife Virginia, of Swansboro; a sister, Brenda 
Harper Cherry of Kenly; a brother, Frank H. Harper of Stantonsburg; and grandchildren, Zack 
Braxton, Molly Braxton, Lindsey Harper, Tyler Harper, Emily Smith and Garrett Smith. 
The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Saturday at Taylor-Tyson Funeral Service in Snow 
Hill and other times at the home of Allan Harper, 5855 Hwy 58 North, Stantonsburg, NC. In lieu 
of flowers, memorials may be made to Davis Grove Baptist Church, c/o Irma Edmundson, 4144 
Fort Run Road, Snow Hill, NC 28580. Arrangements by Taylor-Tyson Funeral Service Snow Hill, 
N.C. Sign the guest book at www.kinston.com.

Published in the Free Press from 11/1/2008 - 11/4/2008 




Lancaster, Mary Elizabeth 


WALSTONBURG - Mary Elizabeth Lancaster, 75, died Friday, Oct. 31, 2008, at Pitt County 
Memorial Hospital. The funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 7 at Moyes Chapel F.W.B. 
Church. Interment will follow in St. Delight Cemetery.

 Survivors include her sons, Howard Dodd Sr. of Snow Hill, Curtis Dodd of Mooresville, William 
Dodd of Irving, N.J., Jessie Dodd of Walstonburg, Howard Lee Dodd Jr. of Snow Hill, and Willie 
Wayne Lancaster of Newark, N.J.; daughters Annie L. Dodd, Linda F. Lancaster, Brenda A. 
Smith and Darlene Lancaster, all of Walstonburg, Carolyn Lancaster of Augusta, Ga., and 
Shirley Hines of Goldsboro; brothers Calvin Johnson of Newark, N.J., Herbert Johnson of Irving,
 N.J., Percy Johnson of East Orange, N.J., Robert Johnson and Charles Johnson, both of 
Scotland Neck; sisters Rosa Mulkey of Farmville, Beulah Alston of Snow Hill, Daisy Morgan 
of Walstonburg, and Lena Mae Hines of Scotland Neck.

 Visitation will be held from 7-8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 6 at S. Connor Memorial Funeral Home. 

Published in the Free Press from 11/1/2008 - 11/9/2008



Devaughn, Emma Harper 


JACKSONVILLE - Emma Harper DeVaughn, 80, of 201 Bynum Avenue, Maysville, died on 
Friday, Oct. 31, 2008 at Craven Regional Medical Center. 

Funeral will be held on Monday, Nov. 3, 2008 at 11 a.m. in St. Luke AME Zion Church with 
Rev. Dorian Suggs and Rev. David Chadwick officiating. Burial will follow the service in White 
Oak Cemetery.

 She is survived by two sons, Kerry DeVaughn of Greensboro and Brian DeVaughn of 
Maysville; one daughter, Janice Jones of Kinston; one brother, Willie Dudley of Fayetteville; 
six grandchildren and three great grandchildren. 

Viewing will be held Sunday, Nov. 2, 2008 at Morgan Funeral Home, Inc., Jacksonville, from 
2 to 4 p.m. and on Monday at the church one hour prior to the service. The family will receive 
friends at the residence. Condolences may be sent to www.morganfuneralhome.net. 

Published in the Free Press from 11/2/2008 - 11/5/2008 



Langley, Shelby Glenn 

KINSTON - Shelby Glenn Langley age 72 formerly of Wilson died Saturday, November 1, 2008. 

The son of the late Adrian Langley and Manila Winstead Langley. He was preceded in death 
by a sister, Marjorie Eason; brothers, A.D. Langley, Jr.; Roosevelt Langley; and a niece, Cathy 
Langley. 

Shelby is survived by his wife Ann Tedder Langley, daughter, Susan Langley Price of Kinston; 
brother, Lester Langley of Washington D.C.; sisters Hortense Gainey of Florence S.C.; Elsie L. 
Winstead of Elm City, granddaughter, Brianna Lynn Price of Kinston; and several nieces and 
nephews. He was retired from Ryder Truck Rentals of Rocky Mount. Graveside services will 
be Tuesday 11:00 A.M. in Evergreen Memorial with the Rev. Barry Gardner officiating.

 There will be no formal visitation. Arrangements by Thomas-Yelverton Funeral Home. Online 
condolence may be made to www.thomasyelverton.com 

Published in the Free Press from 11/2/2008 - 11/5/2008 



Melton, Mariele Magadlena 

KENANSVILLE - Mariele Magadlena Melton, 86, formerly of Richlands died Saturday, Nov. 
1, 2008 at Kenansville Health and Rehab Center.
 Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2008 at Johnson Funeral Home in 
Richlands with the Rev. Stan Brown will be officiating. Burial will follow at Onslow Memorial 
Park. Melton was a member of the Infant of Prague Catholic Church in Jacksonville. 
Survivors include two sons, Robert Melton of Kinston, Douglas Melton of Richlands; brother, 
Robert Langgartner of Germany; 5 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. In lieu of flowers 
memorials may be made to the Richlands United Methodist Church or Holy Spirit Catholic in 
Kinston. Sign the guest book at www.kinston.com.

Published in the Free Press from 11/2/2008 - 11/5/2008 


Taylor, Stanley Pascal 

KINSTON - Stanley Pascal Taylor, age 81 of 1109 Mewborn Ave, died Saturday Nov. 1, 2008 
at Britthaven of Kinston. 

Mr. Taylor was retired from Edwards Funeral Home. After his retirement he was employed 
part time with Taylor-Tyson Funeral Home in Snow Hill, N.C. and was the owner of Taylor's 
Use Cars. He was a member of Pleasant Hill Christian Church, member of Kinston Elk's Lodge 
and Kinston Moose Lodge. He was preceded in death by his parents; Clarence Pascal Taylor 
and Oma Inez Moore Taylor, a sister; Eleanor T. Smith, a stepson; Dennis Armstrong and a 
step-grandson; James Christopher Thomas. 

Funeral services will be held on Sunday November 2, 2008 at 6:00 p.m. from Edwards Funeral 
Home in Kinston with Rev. Randy Ratliff officiating. A graveside service will be held on Monday 
November 3, 2008 at 11:00 a.m. at Westview Cemetery in Kinston. He is survived by his wife; 
Nannie S. Taylor, sons; Curt and David Armstrong both of Phoenix, Az., Tommy Taylor of Ohio 
and Stanley P. Taylor, Jr. "Skippy" of Kinston, sisters; Margie Hunter and husband Bobby of 
Kinston, Margaret Worley of Wilmington, N.C., several nieces, nephews, grandchildren and 
great grandchildren. Step son and wife; Bill and Eloise Mitchell of Ft. Barnwell, N.C. and step 
daughter and husband; Lola and J.R. Holloman of New Bern, N.C., step-grandchildren; Craig 
Mitchell and wife Malia, Tanya Schmitt and husband Kevin, Scott Mitchell, Corey Thomas and 
wife Ina, and Caroline Thomas, also special neighbors Lynwood and Pat Small. 

The family will receive friends at Edwards Funeral Home following the service. In lieu of flowers 
Memorials are requested to be made to Pleasant Hill Christian Church 364 Vine Swamp Road 
Kinston, N.C. 28504. Sign the guest book at www.kinston.com. (Paid obituary) 

Published in the Free Press from 11/2/2008 - 11/5/2008 



Tyndall, Janie Carol Harper 

DEEP RUN - Janie Carol Harper Tyndall, 72, of 3837 Live Oak Hog Company Road, passed 
away peacefully at her home on Friday, October 21, 2008.
 She was preceded in death by her husband, Jimmy Tyndall; her father, Elton "Tete" Harper, 
her mother, Bertha Smith Harper and two sisters; Nannie "Tom" Taylor and Joyce Dawson. 
Janie graduated from Deep Run High School in the class of 1954. She attended East Carolina 
University. She was a retired homemaker who had helped her husband Jimmy, along with their 
children operate the family farm in the Deep Run community. Janie was a member of the 
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. She was an accomplished pianist who spent 
many hours playing for family and friends. When her health permitted, Janie could always be
 found serving someone who needed help. She knew the value of family and the importance 
of those eternal relationships. She was a loving mother and grandmother and will be greatly 
missed by all who knew her. Janie Carol is survived by her sons, Jimmy Tyndall, Jr. and wife 
Jo Anne of Kinston and their children Kayla Tyndall, Brooke Tyndall, Alex Vincent and Meredith 
Greer; Johnnie Tyndall and wife, Jodie of Deep Run and their children Gavin Tyndall, Mary 
Beth Tyndall and Johnna Caroline Tyndall; Jerry Tyndall of Deep Run and his children Clayton 
Tyndall, Breanna Tyndall, Sarah Tyndall and David Tyndall; and one daughter, Jackie Kennedy 
and husband, Brad of Deep Run and their children Jordan Kennedy, Jarrett Kennedy and Faith 
Kennedy; one sister, Edna Lanvermeier and husband George of Jackson-ville; and special 
caregiver, Brenda Ham. 
The family wishes to express their gratitude to the 5th floor nursing staff at Lenoir Memorial
 Hospital. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, November 3, 2008, at the Church 
of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints Chapel on Highway 111 in Albertson, N.C. with burial to
 follow at the family cemetery at the home of Janie Carol Tyndall in Deep Run, N.C.
 Family will receive friends and family on Sunday, November 2, 2008 at the Pink Hill Funeral 
Home from 7 to 9 p.m. and other times at the home. Sign the guest book at www.kinston.com.

Published in the Free Press from 11/2/2008 - 11/5/2008 






Dixion, Ida Bell 


TRENTON - Ida Bell Dixon, 64, of 1705 Middle Road, died Sunday, Nov. 2, 2008, at Lenoir 
Memorial Hospital. The funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 6 at Northwest "A" 
Tabernacle in Trenton with the Rev. Rudolph Shannon officiating. Burial will follow in Haiti 
Cemetery. 
Survivors include her husband, Jermiah Dixon of the home; daughters Gwendo-lyn Taft of 
Dover, Melinda Williams of Raleigh, Cynthia Crouell of New Bern; son the Rev. Gerald 
Jerome Dixon of Trenton; step-son Jermiah Dixon Jr. of Okano, Japan; sisters Elizabeth 
Jones of Pollocksville, Brenda Kinsey and Josephine Bridges of New Bern, and Esther 
Williams of Trenton; brother James Kinsey of Trenton; and 10 grandchildren. Visitation 
will be held from 3-8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 5 at Mills Funeral Home. Online condolences 
may be sent to www.millsfh.com.

Published in the Free Press from 11/4/2008 - 11/7/2008 




Laffey, Glaydys Irene Sowry 


KINSTON - Gladys Irene Sowry Laffey, 101, died Saturday Nov. 1, 2008, at Lenoir Memorial 
Hospital. The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday Nov. 5 at Edwards Funeral Home with 
Deacon Webster James officiating. A burial will be held at a later time.
 Survivors include her daughter, Virginia Lepene of Kinston; five grandchildren; eight 
great-grandchildren; and three great great-grandchildren. 
In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Holy Spirit Catholic Church 400 Academy 
Heights Road Kinston, N.C. 28504. Edwards Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Published in the Free Press from 11/4/2008 - 11/7/2008





Grady, Alton Dempsey 


KINSTON - Alton Dempsey Grady, 55, of 1101 Brentwood Drive, died Saturday, Nov. 1, 2008, 
at Lenoir Memorial Hospital. 
The funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 6 at St. James F.W.B. Church with Pastor 
Matthew Streeter officiating. Burial will follow in Southview Cemetery with full military rites. 
Survivors include his wife, Brenda Gail Gooding Grady of the home; daughters Altisha Heath 
and Sheryl Grady, both of Raleigh; mother Lottie G. Grady of Kinston; and brother Milton 
Grady Jr. of Kinston. 
Visitation will be held from 4-7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 5 at Loftin Funeral Home, one hour 
prior to the service Thursday at the church and other times at the home.
Published in the Free Press from 11/5/2008 - 11/8/2008 


Koonce Jr., Travis W. 


Travis W. Koonce Jr. 
RICHLANDS - Travis Wendell Koonce Jr., 53, died Thursday, Oct. 30, 2008, at 8210 
Richlands Hwy. The funeral was held Monday, Nov. 3 at First Baptist Church in Richlands 
with the Rev. Norman Aycock and the Rev. Larry Glover-Wetherington officiating. Burial 
followed in the Koonce Family Cemetery. 
He was an avid hunter and member of several hunting clubs in the area and an avid 
musician in several bands including Super Grit. 
Survivors include his wife, Kandy Lee Koonce; three brothers, Michael Koonce of 
Richlands, John Koonce of Pleasant Hill, and Ray Koonce of Burgaw  Funeral 
arrangements by Johnson Funeral Home in Richlands. Sign the guest book at 
www.kinston.com. (Paid obituary)

Published in the Free Press from 11/4/2008 - 11/7/2008 


Scott, Dianne 


FARMVILLE - Dianne Scott, 52, of 5799 Stantonsburg Road, died Friday, Oct. 31, 2008, at 
Lenoir Memorial Hospital. The funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 6 at Maury Chapel 
F.W.B. Church. Burial will follow in the Snow Hill Cemetery. 
Survivors include her son, Demarcus Scott of the home; brothers John Scott Jr. of Stratford, 
Conn., Jesse Scott of Greenville, Lester Scott of Wilson, Bob Scott of Colonial Heights, Va., 
and Mackal Scott of Farmville; sister Mary Scott Streeter of Maury; and one grandchild.
 Visitation will be held from 2-6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 5 at Don Brown Funeral Home and one 
hour prior to the service Thursday at the church. Online condolences may be sent to 
www.donbrownfuneralhome.com.

Published in the Free Press from 11/4/2008 - 11/7/2008 





Taft, Annie Bell Dudley 


GREENVILLE - Annie Belle Dudley Taft, 93, of 700 Spring Forest Road Apt.1, died Sunday, 
Nov. 2, 2008. 
Survivors include her daughter, Phyllis Taft Price of Charlotte; one granddaughter; three sisters; 
two brothers; two stepchildren and six step-grandchildren. 
The funeral will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 8, at Holy Trinity United Holy Church. 
Interment will follow in Homestead Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be held from 2-7 p.m. 
Friday, Nov. 7 at Don Brown Funeral Home, Ayden. Online condolences may be sent to 
www.donbrownfuneralhome.com.

Published in the Free Press from 11/4/2008 - 11/9/2008 






Allen, James T. 


KINSTON - James T. Allen, 68, of 1113 E. King St., died Sunday, Nov. 2, 2008, at Craven 
Regional Medical Center in New Bern. 
The funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 8 at Holly Branch F.W.B. Church, Dover 
with the Rev. Sidney Harper Jr. officiating. Burial will follow in the St. Mary Church Cemetery, 
Cove City. 
Survivors include his sister, Doris Allen Phillips of Grifton and brother, Alvin Ray Allen of 
Dover. Visitation will be held from 1-8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 7 at Tri-County Funeral Service 
Professionals, Inc., Ayden and other times at the home.
Published in the Free Press from 11/5/2008 - 11/10/2008 




Harrison, Hazel Grant 

PIKEVILLE  Mrs. Hazel Grant Harrison, 77, passed away Tuesday, November 4, 2008, at 
Wayne Memorial Hospital.
 A native of Greene County, she was born March 26, 1931, the daughter of Walter and Ethel 
West Grant. Mrs. Harrison was a member of Woods Grove P.F.W.B. Church and had retired 
from E.I. DuPont in Kinston where she worked for more than 32 years. Mrs. Harrison resided 
in Goldsboro until declining health and the death of her late husband, Lonnie "Sam" Harrison, 
prevented her from continuing to live alone. 
Funeral services will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, November 6, at the chapel of Taylor-Tyson 
Funeral Service in Snow Hill. Committal services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, November 7, 
at the Snow Hill Cemetery.
 Mrs. Harrison is survived by her sisters, Agnes Grant Corbitt and husband Russell, of 
Pikeville, Grace Hill Parrott and husband Francis, of Kinston, and Doris Hill of Kinston; a 
brother, Robert Grant of Snow Hill; a special caregiver, Amy Corbitt; and several loving 
nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. 
The family will receive friends on Thursday immediately following the service. Flowers are 
welcome or memorials may be made to Woods Grove P.F.W.B. Church, 4009 Central 
Heights Road, Goldsboro, NC 27534. Funeral arrangements by Taylor-Tyson Funeral 
Service Snow Hill, NC. Sign the guest book at www.kinston.com. (Paid obituary)

Published in the Free Press from 11/5/2008 - 11/8/2008 



Nelson, Mary Elizabeth House 


GOLDSBORO - Mary Elizabeth House Nelson, 92, died Monday, Nov. 3, 2008. 
Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 8 in Riverside Christian Church 
Cemetery, Grifton. 
Survivors include her daughter, Susan Nelson Brown of Columbia, S.C.; seven Grandchildren; 
10 great-grandchildren; and sisters, Myrtle Strickland, and Teenie Whitford, both of Fremont. 
The family will receive friends immediately following the service. Memo-rial contributions may 
be made to Riverside Christian Church, PO Box 638, Grifton, NC 28530, or to the Kitty Askins 
Hospice Center, 107 Handley Park Ct., Goldsboro, NC 27534. Online condolences at 
www.wilkersonfuneralhome.com. Funeral arrangements by Wilkerson Funeral Home, Greenville.
Published in the Free Press from 11/5/2008 - 11/8/2008 



Brake, Erma Cunningham 

KINSTON - Erma Cunningham Brake, 92, of Britthaven of Kinston, passed away Wednesday, 
November 5, 2008. 
She was retired from Brody's with over 55 years of service. She was a beloved wife, mother, 
sister, grandmother and great-grandmother. Proceeded in death by her husband, A.R. Brake 
and parents, Neta Stroud and Henry Cunningham. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on 
Saturday, November 8, 2008, from the chapel of Howard-Carter Funeral Home.
 Burial will follow in Westview Cemetery. Survivors include her daughter, Gail B. Roberts and 
husband George "Rob"; her sons, Henry Brake and wife Kay, of Charlotte, James Brake and 
wife Pat, of Virginia; her sisters, Helen Harper, Susan Jackson and Geraldine Whitley, all of 
Kinston; special brother-in-law, Vernie Heath Jr.; her grandchildren, Randy Brake and wife 
Tonya, Kym Butner and husband Keith, Mike Hussey and wife Brenda, Jeff Hussey and wife 
Felecia, and Alyson Weir; great-grandchildren, Josh Brake, Jeremy Brake, Lauren Butner, 
Jonathan Butner, Roxanne Poole, Brake Hussey, Taylor Hussey, Jenna Hussey, Mara Hussey, 
Jace Weir and Alexa Weir. 
The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. on Friday evening at the funeral home and other 
times at the home of Mike and Brenda Hussey, 1701 Hardee Road, Kinston. Funeral 
arrangements by Howard-Carter Funeral Home. Sign the guest book at www.kinston.com.

Published in the Free Press from 11/6/2008 - 11/9/2008 





Bryant, Marion S. 


KINSTON - Marion S. Bryant, 71, of 518 Linden Ave., died Monday, Nov. 3, 2008, at Pitt 
County Memorial Hospital. 
The funeral will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 8 at Grainger Chapel Church of Christ 
Disciples of Christ with Dr. Malcolm S. Johnson officiating. Burial will follow in Southview 
Cemetery. Order of Eastern Star-Divine Chapter No. 207 rites will be held at 6 p.m. at 
Swinson Funeral Service. 
Survivors include her hus-band, Curley Bryant of the home; daughters Dollie D. Joyner, 
Shirley A. Buchanan, Jennifer Y. Howard, Darvetta K. Bryant, and Jacqueline C. Davis, all 
of Kinston; sister Martha Hodges of Kinston; brothers Clarence Stevens of Kinston and 
Square Cox of Baltimore, Md.; 12 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. 
Visitation will be held from 3-8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 7 at Swinson Funeral Service.
Published in the Free Press from 11/6/2008 - 11/10/2008 



Hayes, Gretchen 


ASHEBORO - Gretchen Hayes, died Sunday, Nov. 2, 2008, at Pitt County Memorial Hospital. 

The funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 8 at Covenant Christian Church in Asheboro. 

Survivors include her children, Vivian Hughes of Kinston, Ladene Hayes of Thomasville, Wyonia 
Davis and Grant Hayes II, both of Kinston, Laverne Hayes of Asheboro, and Annette Hayes of 
Lusby, Md.; sisters Elizabeth Ruffin and Betty Cooper; brothers Sal Gladden, Leotis Gladden,
 Henry Gladden and Tommy Gladden; 18 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. 

Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 7 at Covenant Christian Church and one 
hour prior to the service Saturday. Funeral arrangements by Gailes Funeral Home, Inc. 

Published in the Free Press from 11/6/2008 - 11/9/2008



Latham Jr., John Wheeler 

MOMEYER - John Wheeler Latham, Jr., 56, passed away, Sunday, November 2, 2008. 
He was born September 15, 1952, in Lenoir County. John was a loving husband, father and Pa. 
He was employed with Barcalounger for 30 years. John loved competing with his neighbor to 
see who could have the most beautiful yard and the best round of golf.
He was preceded in death by his father, John Wheeler Latham Sr. He is survived by his wife 
of 33 years, Carol B. Latham; his mother, Ella C. Latham of Kinston; one son, John Wheeler 
Latham III "Bud"; two daughters, Melissa A. Latham and Melissa C. Latham; two grandsons, 
Ezra John Latham and Abraham James Latham who were his favorite buddies. John is also 
survived by his very special in-laws, Teeny and Margie Brantley of Spring Hope. 
Visitation will be held from 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday, November 6, 2008, at Cornerstone Funeral 
Home in Nashville, N.C. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, November 7, 2008, in 
the Chapel of Cornerstone Funeral Home with the Rev. John Latham III officiating. Burial will 
follow at Forest Hill Cemetery, Nashville N.C. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Cornerstone 
Funeral Home and Cremations, 1052 South First Street, Nashville, NC 27856. Sign the guest 
book at www.kinston.com.

Published in the Free Press from 11/6/2008 - 11/9/2008 


Stroud, William Adolph 


KINSTON - William Adolph Stroud, 81, of Kinston passed away on Tuesday, November 4, 
2008, at Lenoir Memorial Hospital. 
He was retired from Caswell Center and was a member of Albritton Pentecostal Holiness 
Church where he served as a Deacon and Song Leader for many years. 
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, November 7, 2008, from the chapel of 
Howard-Carter Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Pinelawn Memorial Park.
 Survivors include his wife of over 60 years, Edna Pearl Stroud of the home; his daughter, 
Gaye Boyette and husband Jesse; his sons, William Roger Stroud and wife Wynona, Buck 
Stroud and wife Debra, all of Kinston; his sister, Martha Lee of Snow Hill; his brother, Ashley 
"Shine" Stroud, Jr. and wife Lottie Bell, of Pink Hill; his grandchildren, Heather Wentz and 
husband Brant, William Roger Stroud, Jr., Angie Scott and husband Cory, Lisa Shirey and 
husband Steven, Tracey Deaver and special friend, Samuel Barrow, Matthew Boyette and 
special friend, Ivy Fowler; great-grandchildren, Ashley Wentz, Levi Wentz, Ty Wentz, Caleb 
Deaver, Joshua Deaver, and Islynd Shirey.
 The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. on Thursday evening at the funeral home and 
other times at the home of his daughter, Gaye Boyette, 762 Jessie T. Bryan Road, Kinston. 
Funeral arrangements by Howard-Carter Funeral Home. Sign the guest book at www.kinston.com.

Published in the Free Press from 11/6/2008 - 11/9/2008 





Taylor, Letha M. 


KINSTON - Letha Mae Taylor, 95, of 805 Lincoln St., died Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2008, at 
Lenoir Memorial Hospital. 

The funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, Nov. 10 at St. Augustus A.M.E. Zion Church with 
the Rev. Julian Pridgen officiating. Burial will follow in Southview Cemetery. 

Survivors include her daughter, Janette T. Anthony of Kinston; step-daughter Emma Gooding 
of Kinston; step-sons, Clyde Taylor Jr. of Kinston and Robert Taylor of Washington, D.C.; 
brother Walter Jenkins of Kinston; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. 

Visitation will be held from 3-8 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 9 at Mills Funeral Home, Inc. Online 
condolences may be sent to www.millsfh.com. 

Published in the Free Press from 11/6/2008 - 11/11/2008 





Davis, Boyd Clark 

SHARPSBURG - Boyd Clark Davis, 47, of Sharpsburg, died unexpectedly November 2, 2008. 
Clark was the son of Ramon L. Davis, Sr. and the late Lorraine M. Davis. He served in the 
United States Marine Corps and the Marine Reserves. Clark graduated from North Lenoir High 
School. He attended Lenoir and Wayne Community Colleges and was a graduate of Atlantic 
Christian College. Clark was employed as a computer programmer with MBM Corp. in Rocky 
Mount. He was an avid fisherman, bowler and scout leader. 
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, November 8, 2008, from Rouse Funeral Home 
with Dr. Randy Spaugh officiating. Interment will follow at Pikeville Cemetery. In addition to his 
father, Clark is survived by two sisters, Wendy L. Davis and Joan Davis; older brother, Ramon
 L. Davis, Jr.; his maternal grandmother, Beatrice Bass Mozingo; his niece and nephew, Emma 
Astrike-Davis and Evan Astrike-Davis; as well as Lynn Britt and Nancy Astrike. 
Flowers are welcome or memorials may be made to Airy Grove Christian Church. The family will 
receive friends Saturday beginning one hour before the service. 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 11/7/2008 - 11/10/2008 


Head, Bailey M. 


SNOW HILL -Bailey Mercer Head, 79, died Thursday, Nov. 6, 2008, at Pitt County Memorial 
Hospital. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 8 at the Radford Family 
Cemetery with Pastor Chrystal McCullen officiating. 

Survivors include his children, Angel Webb and Sandra Gurley both of Snow Hill, Margaret 
Head of La Grange, Alice Overbee of New Bern and Gary Sutton of Goldsboro; sisters 
Beatrice H. Dawson and Faye H. Lane both of Goldsboro; brother Billy Head of La Grange; 
13 grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild. Visitation will be 
held from 7-9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 7 at Taylor-Tyson Funeral Service and other times at the home. 
Published in the Free Press from 11/7/2008 - 11/10/2008 


Holbrook, Mary Rose 


GREENSBORO - Mary Rose Holbrook, 83, formerly of Seven Springs, died Wednesday, 
Nov. 5, 2008. 

Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 8 at Seven Springs Methodist 
Church Cemetery with visitation following in the church fellowship hall. A memorial service 
will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at Mt. Pisgah Methodist Church in Greensboro. 

Survivors include her sons, James Lee Carter of Wrightsville Beach, Lester Lee Carter III of 
Greensboro; daughter Julie Carter Iddings of Greensboro; sisters Carolyn H. Price of Seven 
Springs, Hazel H. LaValley of Florida; and two grandchildren.

 In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Seven Springs Cemetery Fund c/o Mark Grady, 
127 Jerusalem Church Road, Seven Springs, NC 28578 or to Hospice & Pallative Care, Moses 
Cone Hospital, 1200 N. Elm St. Greensboro, NC 27404. Arrangements by Tyndall Funeral
Home, Mount Olive.

Published in the Free Press from 11/7/2008 - 11/10/2008 


White, Willie 


KINSTON - Willie White, 92, of Kinston Assisted Living Center, died Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2008. 

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 8 at St. James Disciples of Christ 
Church in La Grange with Elder John Ruffin officiating. 

Survivors include his daugh-ter, LaBarbara Davis of La Grange; sons Benjamin Dawson of La 
Grange, Richard White of Moncure; and sister, Marzella Sutton of La Grange. Arrangements 
by LaGrange Funeral Service. 


Published in the Free Press from 11/7/2008 - 11/10/2008 


Bryant, Eddie Jean 


KINSTON - Eddie Jean Bryant, 68, of 503 Knobb St., died Thursday, Nov. 6, 2008, at Lenoir 
Memorial Hospital. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Albritton-Carraway Fu-neral Home. 

Published in the Free Press from 11/8/2008 - 11/11/2008 




Harper, Jimmie Woodrow 

ALBERTSON - Jimmie Woodrow Harper, 74, of 238 Edward Grady Road died Thursday, 
November 6, 2008, at Lenoir Memorial Hospital. 
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, November 9, 2008, at Pink Hill Funeral 
Home with the Rev. Alan Price officiating. Burial will follow in the Harper-Southerland 
Church Cemetery in Albert-son. 
Survivors include his wife, Catherine Faye Harper of the home; one daughter, Junie 
Malpass and husband Terry, of Albertson; one son, Joey Dewitt Harper of Albertson; 
two grandchildren, Morgan and Jacob Malpass; and several nieces and nephews. 
Visitation will be held from 7-9 p.m., Saturday, November 8, 2008, at the funeral home. 
Funeral arrange-ments by Pink Hill Funeral Home. Sign the guest book at 
www.kinston.com.

Published in the Free Press from 11/8/2008 - 11/11/2008 


Hill Sr., Wiley Gilford "Dock" 

KINSTON - Wiley Gilford "Dock" Hill Sr., age 78, of 2277 Hwy. 55-11 South, died Friday 
November 7, 2008, at his residence. 
Mr. Hill was retired from Sasser Lumber Co. in La Grange, N.C. He was a devoted viewer 
of "Antiques Road Show" and Professional Wrestling. 
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, November 10, 2008, at Edwards Funeral 
Home. Interment will be at Pinelawn Memorial Park. 
He was preceded in death by his parents, John Leonard and Susie Whitley Hill; brothers 
Leonard Hill, Leslie Hill, Horace "Pete" Hill, and Robert Earl Hill; a sister Emma Leigh Hill. 
He is survived by his wife, Maxie Butner Hill of the home; a son, Wiley Gilford "Gil" Hill, Jr. 
of Kinston. 
The family will receive friends at their home. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to 
The UNC-TV Foundation 10 T.W. Alexander Dr. P.O. Box 12231 RTP, N.C. 27709. Funeral 
arrangements by Edwards Funeral Home. Sign the guest book at www.kinston.com.

Published in the Free Press from 11/8/2008 - 11/11/2008 



Santillan, Lisa A. 

DUDLEY - Lisa Aldridge Santillan, 43, of 1125 Emmaus Church Road, died Wednesday, 
November 5, 2008, at Wayne Memorial Hospital. 
Lisa enjoyed cooking, gardening and crafts. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, 
November 10, 2008, at Goldsboro Worship Center with Pastor Danny Johnson officiating. 
Interment will follow at Fairview Cemetery.
 Lisa is survived by her husband of 21 years, Jose Luis Santillan; two children, Jason Luis 
Santillan of the home and Leigh Ann Audet and husband Daniel, of La Grange; mother, 
Rachel Cavenaugh Aldridge of La Grange; father, James Lloyd Aldridge Sr. and wife Wanda, 
of La Grange; sister, Debbie Tripp and husband Sean, of La Grange; brother, James Lloyd 
Aldridge and wife Sue, of Kinston; three grandchildren, Hannah, Nathan and Noah Audet. 
The family will receive friends one hour before the service Monday and at other times they 
will be at the home of Daniel and Leigh Ann Audet, 305 Pioneer 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 11/8/2008 - 11/11/2008 


Williams, Pauline 


PHILADELPHIA, Pa. - Pauline Williams, 77, of 6212 Walnut Street, died Friday, Nov. 7, 2008. 
Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Don Brown Funeral Home. 

Published in the Free Press from 11/8/2008 - 11/11/2008 



Kilpatrick, Malissie 


GRIFTON - Malissie Kilpatrick, 87, of 706-D Grifton Manor Apts., died Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2008. 
Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Swinson Funeral Service. 

Published in the Free Press from 10/29/2008 - 11/1/2008 



Swinson, Buddy 


KINSTON - Buddy Swinson, 12, of 208 E. Blount St., died Monday, Oct. 20, 2008, at home. 
Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Swinson Funeral Service.
Published in the Free Press from 10/29/2008 - 11/1/2008 
**Per Swinson  Funeral Home on 11/13/08 he was buried on October 30  but it would not release 
info or location,  No other obit.


Lenoir co obits 
Incomplete nov 1-8



Bryant, Eddie Jean 


KINSTON - Eddie Jean Bryant, 68, of 503 Knobb St., died Thursday, Nov. 6, 2008, at her home. 
A family visitation will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday Nov. 11 in the Albritton-Carraway Funeral Home 
Chapel. 
Survivors include daughter Gabrielle Bryant-Butler of Hawaii; son Robert Bryant of Kinston; sisters 
Decarol Smith of Upper Marlboro, Md., Geamere S. Berry of Accokeek, Md. and Sonya E. Smith 
of Forestville, Md.; brother James Edwards of New Jersey and four grandchildren. 
A viewing will take place from 2-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Published in the Free Press from 11/10/2008 - 11/13/2008 




Williams, Pauline 


PHILADELPHIA, Pa. - Pauline Williams, 77, of 6212 Walnut St., died Friday, Nov. 7, 2008. 
The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday Nov. 15 at Haddock Chapel F.W.B. Church. Burial 
will follow in the Bush Family Cemetery. 
Survivors include her sister, Rosa Bush Bow-man of Brooklyn, N.Y. Visitation will be held from
 2-7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 14 at Don Brown Funeral Home. Online condolences may be sent to
 www.donbrownfuneralhome.com.

Published in the Free Press from 11/8/2008 - 11/16/2008 




Chancey, Catherine Ann 


KINSTON - Catherine A. "Cathy" Chancey, 56, of 18-E Simon Bright Apts. died Saturday, Nov. 8, 
2008, at Lenoir Memorial Hospital. The funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 15, 2008, at 
St. Peter F.W.B. Church in Snow Hill with Pastor Levon Troublefield officiating. Burial will follow in 
Lodge Hall Cemetery, Snow Hill. 
Survivors include her son, Nickie Speight of Clinton, Md.; sisters Rosa Mary Bynum and Celester 
Lynn Epps, both of Kinston, Dora Sue Epps of Atlanta, Ga.; brothers James R. Bynum of Raleigh, 
Earl Lee Bynum of Jamaica, N.Y., Donnie Frank Epps of Baltimore, Md., Allen Ray Epps of Silver 
Springs, Md.; and three grandchildren. 
Visitation will be held from 2-8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 14 at Albritton-Carraway Funeral Home. 
Published in the Free Press from 11/9/2008 - 11/17/2008 




Ham, Woody 


SNOW HILL - Mr. Woody Ham, 82, passed away Sunday morning, November 9, 2008. 
Mr. Ham was a native of Greene County, born April 18, 1926, the son of John and Jennie Elmore 
Ham. He was a veteran having served in the US Army during WWII. Mr. Ham was a retired tobacco 
and produce farmer and was also a member of Harrell's Chapel FWB Church. 
Graveside services will be held 11:00 AM Tuesday, November 11, at the Snow Hill Cemetery with 
Reverend Alvin Keener and Reverend Chuck Owens officiating. His beloved wife of more than 58 
years, Martha Holloman Ham, preceded him in death on September 29, 2008, and he was also 
preceded in death by a grandson, Matthew Ryan Harrison on February 11, 1999. 
His surviving family includes his children, Bobby G. Ham and his special friend, Amy Wilson, 
Al Ham and wife, Joy, and Susan H. Harrison and husband, David, all of Snow Hill; his 
grandchildren, Stacy H. Lane, Stephanie H. Pope, Adam Ham and Andrew Harrison all of Snow 
Hill, and Dawn H. Lee of Walstonburg; great-grandchildren, Amber Lee, Tyler Lane, Hunter Pope, 
and Jacob Pope; and a sister, Louise H. Albritton of Snow Hill. 
The family will receive friends on Monday from 7:00 ? 8:30 PM at Taylor-Tyson Funeral Service 
and other times at the home of Bobby Ham, 1186 Beaman Old Creek Road, Snow Hill. Flowers 
are welcome or memorials may be made to Harrell's Chapel FWB Church, c/o Lin Radford, 210 
Lakeside Drive, Snow Hill, NC 28580. Arrangements by Taylor-Tyson Funeral Service. Sign the 
guestbook at www.kinston.com.

Published in the Free Press from 11/10/2008 - 11/13/2008 


Rasor, Margaret Whitley 

CLAYTON - Margaret Whitley Rasor, 89, of Clayton died on Saturday, November 8, 2008 
at The Brian Center in Clayton. 
Mrs. Rasor was born April 17, 1919 in Clayton to the late Wiliford Ivanhoe and Nina Duncan 
Whitley. She was a lifelong resident of Clayton. 
Mrs. Rasor is survived by her sons, Brooks M. Rasor, Jr. and wife Wanda of Kinston, Walter 
W. Rasor and wife Jill of Clayton, along with grandchildren, Pam Seagroves and husband 
Buddy of Pitts-boro, Ali Rasor of Clayton, John Brooks Rasor of Raleigh, and 
step-granddaughter, Jessica Odom of Wilmington. She is also survived by two great-grandsons, 
Jackson and Evan Seagroves of Pittsboro, and a sister and brother-in-law, Helen and Charlie 
Fortune of East Bend, NC as well as numerous nieces and nephews and a host of great friends. 
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Brooks M. Rasor, Sr., 
brothers, Gus, Judson, Duke and Carl Whitley, sisters, Elizabeth Conner, Angela Brown and 
Yvanne Whitley. 
Family members will receive friends at McLaurin Funeral Home on Monday night, November 
10, 2008 from 7:00 PM until 8:30 PM and at other times at the home of Walter and Jill Rasor. 
Graveside service will be at Maplewood Cemetery on Hwy 70 in Clayton on Tues-day, 11:00 
AM. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Horne Memorial Methodist Church, PO 
Box 475, Clayton, NC 27528, First Baptist Church, PO Box 35, Clayton, NC 27528 or Hocutt
 Ellington Memorial Library, PO Box 879, Clayton, NC 27528. 
The family would like to express their sincere gratitude to Nanny's faithful caregivers at The 
Brian Center and to the many friends we have made since our stay there. Arrangements by 
McLaurin at Pinecrest Funerals and Cremations, Clayton, NC. Sign the guestbook at 
www.kinston.com.

Published in the Free Press from 11/10/2008 - 11/13/2008 



Creech, Helen Pate 

WILMINGTON - Helen Pate Creech, 89, of Wilmington, NC, died Tuesday, November 11, 
2008, at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. 
She was born on February 12, 1919, in Snow Hill, NC, the daughter of the late Berry Walter 
Pate and Laura Mewborn Pate. She was preceded in death by a son, George Larry Creech; 
a sister, Nina Mae Wilson; and brothers, Frank, Linwood, John, George and Willie Pate. 
Mrs. Creech was a member of Winter Park Baptist Church since 1947. She was very active 
in many church activities including having been a deacon and teaching Sunday school for 
over 60 years. 
Surviving is her husband of 37 years, Raymond E. Creech, Sr.; four children, Raymond E. 
Creech, Jr., Tony G. Creech and wife Lynn, Joseph P. Creech, and Carolyn J. Creech; 
four grandchildren, Alan Creech, Ashley Creech, Maria Creech, and Laura Creech; one 
brother, Press Pate and wife Geraldine, of Snow Hill, N.C.; and many nieces and nephews. 
The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, November 13, 2008, at Andrews 
Mortuary Valley Chapel. A funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Friday at Winter Park Baptist 
Church. Interment will follow in Greenlawn Memorial Park. Memorials may be made to Winter 
Park Baptist Church, 4700 Wrightsville Ave., Wilmington, NC 28403.
 The family would like to express a special note of appreciation to the doctors, nurses, and 
staff at New Hanover Regional Medical Center CCU for their care and attention to Mrs. Creech. 
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.andrewsmortuary.com. Andrews Mortuary, 
Wilmington, NC. Sign the guest book at www.kinston.com. 

Published in the Free Press from 11/13/2008 - 11/16/2008 


Nash, Joseph "Jay" 

SNOW HILL - Mr. Joseph "Jay" Nash, 73, died Monday, November 10, 2008. The funeral 
service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Wilkerson Funeral Chapel. Burial 
will follow in the Snow Hill Cemetery. 
Mr. Nash was a native of Greene County. For 38 years he was employed with the North 
Carolina Department of Transportation, retiring in 1992. He was a member of La Grange 
Church of God. He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Lottie Nash; 
brothers, Robert Willis Nash and Franklin Nash; sisters, Earlene Gay and Addie Faye 
Thompson. 
He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Barbara Nash; son, Joseph Mark Nash and wife 
Heidi Camille, of Greenville; daughter, Christy Nash Daniels and husband Dennis, of Sims; 
brothers, Richard Nash and wife Judy, of Goldsboro, Jimmy Nash and wife Pat, of Fountain, 
and Roy G. Nash and wife Edna, of Rocky Mount; sister, Peggy Tucker and husband Wade, 
of Kinston; grandchildren, Joshua Mark Nash and Sarah Elizabeth Nash; and three special 
young men who he thought of as his own, Chris, Rodney, and Steven Collazo. 
The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at Wilkerson Funeral Home. Online 
condolences may be sent to www.wilkersonfuneralhome.com. Sign the guest book at 
www.kinston.com.

Published in the Free Press from 11/11/2008 - 11/14/2008 


Reynolds III, Walter Mansfield "Walt" 


KINSTON - Walter Mansfield "Walt" Reynolds III, of 2115 Brer Rabbit Place, died Saturday, 
Nov. 8, 2008, at Kitty Askins Hospice Center in Goldsboro. Survivors include his wife, Faye 
Reynolds of the home; his children Jessica, Michele and Wally. Local announcement by 
Garner Funeral Home.
Published in the Free Press from 11/11/2008 - 11/14/2008 




Sutton, Elton Ralph 

SNOW HILL - Mr. Elton Ralph Sutton, 61, passed away Sunday, November 9, 2008. Mr. 
Sutton was born in Wayne County on January 7, 1947, the son of Walton Ray and Viola 
Rasnick Sutton. Mr. Sutton was a member of the First Baptist Church of Snow Hill. 
A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, November 12, 2008, at the St. 
Barnabas Cemetery with Dr. Gene Martin officiating. In addition to his parents, he was 
preceded in death by a brother, Frank Sutton. 
He is survived by his wife, Pamela Owens Sutton; children, David Sutton of the home and 
Susan Moody of Kinston; sister, Mary Sutton Daughtry of Goldsboro; brothers, Ray Sutton 
of Clarksville, Va., and John Robert Sutton of New Bern; and grandchildren, Dorian Sutton, 
Brad Woodel, and Brooke Moody. 
The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at Taylor-Tyson Funeral Service and other 
times at the home, 209 SE Fourth St., Snow Hill. Funeral arrangements by Taylor-Tyson 
Funeral Service. Sign the guest book at www.kinston.com.

Published in the Free Press from 11/11/2008 - 11/14/2008 


White, Shelton Demetre 


KINSTON - Shelton Demetre White, 54, of 206 Hill St., died Sunday, Nov. 9, 2008, at Lenoir 
Memorial Hospital. 
The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 12 at Swinson Funeral Service with the 
Rev. Jerry Harris officiating. Burial will follow in Southview Cemetery.
 Survivors include his daughter, LaSandra White of Charlotte; mother Laura V. White of the 
home; sisters Janice White of Kinston, Susan Coples of Stockbridge, Ga., Regina Clark of 
Goldsboro; and brother, Terry White of Raleigh. 
Visitation will be held from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 11 at the funeral home.
Published in the Free Press from 11/11/2008 - 11/14/2008 




Caudell, Jerry I. 


LA GRANGE - Jerry Ivey Caudell, 63, a resident of Country Pines, died Monday, Nov. 10, 
2008, at Wayne Memorial Hospital. Survivors include his sisters, Iris C. Lynch of Greer, 
S.C. and Gaynell C. Carmack of Leland. A private service will be held at a later time. 
Arrangements by Tyndall Funeral Home, Mount Olive. 

Published in the Free Press from 11/12/2008 - 11/15/2008 




Green, Judith Brown 

COMFORT - Judith Brown Green, 46, of Comfort, died Tuesday, November 11, 2008, at her 
home. Memorial services will be held at 5 p.m. on Thursday at Jones Funeral Home, Richlands 
Chapel with the Rev. Tracy Ryan Bishop officiating. Mrs. Green was a farm service program 
technician for the United States Department of Agriculture. 
She is survived by her husband, Durwood "Scootie" Green of the home; step-daughter, Jennifer 
Ann Brooks of Virginia Beach, Va.; daughter, Jessica Erin Green of Comfort; two sons, Jon Allen 
Green and Jason Robert Green, both of Comfort; sister, Susan Elaine Garner of Gaffney, S.C.; 
brother, Robert Jeffery Brown of Burlington, N.C.; and sister, Deana Jo Dove of Comfort. 
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Susan G. Komen for the Cure Attn: Gift Management 
Services, 5005 LBJ Freeway, Suite 250, Dallas, TX 75244. Private electronic condolences may be 
left for the family at www.jonesfh.org. Funeral arrangements by Jones Funeral Home, Richlands. 
Sign the guest book at www.kinston.com.

Published in the Free Press from 11/12/2008 - 11/15/2008 



Villa, Guadalupe Dioselina "Lupita" 


ALBERTSON - Guadalupe Dioselina "Lupita" Villa, 21, of 900 Seth Turner Road, died Tuesday, 
Nov.11, 2008, at Pitt County Memorial Hospital. 
The funeral will be held at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 12 at Pink Hill Funeral Home. Burial services 
will be held at noon Thurs-day, Nov. 13 at Oak Ridge Memorial Park. 
Survivors include her parents, Jose Villa, Sr. and Juana Villa, both of Albertson; sisters Angelica 
M. Villa of Deep Run, Reina Villa of Pink Hill; and brothers, Federico Villa and Jose Villa, Jr. of 
Kinston. 
Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 12 at the funeral home. 

Published in the Free Press from 11/12/2008 - 11/15/2008 




Creech, Helen Pate 

WILMINGTON - Helen Pate Creech, 89, of Wilmington, NC, died Tuesday, November 11, 2008, 
at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. She was born on February 12, 1919, in Snow Hill, NC, 
the daughter of the late Berry Walter Pate and Laura Mewborn Pate. She was preceded in death 
by a son, George Larry Creech; a sister, Nina Mae Wilson; and brothers, Frank, Linwood, John, 
George and Willie Pate. 
Mrs. Creech was a member of Winter Park Baptist Church since 1947. She was very active in 
many church activities including having been a deacon and teaching Sunday school for over 60 
years. 
Surviving is her husband of 37 years, Raymond E. Creech, Sr.; four children, Raymond E. Creech, 
Jr., Tony G. Creech and wife Lynn, Joseph P. Creech, and Carolyn J. Creech; four grandchildren, 
Alan Creech, Ashley Creech, Maria Creech, and Laura Creech; one brother, Press Pate and wife 
Geraldine, of Snow Hill, N.C.; and many nieces and nephews. 
The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, November 13, 2008, at Andrews Mortuary 
Valley Chapel. A funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Friday at Winter Park Baptist Church. 
Interment will follow in Greenlawn Memorial Park. Memorials may be made to Winter Park Baptist 
Church, 4700 Wrightsville Ave., Wilmington, NC 28403. 
The family would like to express a special note of appreciation to the doctors, nurses, and staff at 
New Hanover Regional Medical Center CCU for their care and attention to Mrs. Creech. Condolences 
may be sent to the family at www.andrewsmortuary.com. Andrews Mortuary, Wilmington, NC. Sign 
the guest book at www.kinston.com. 

Published in the Free Press from 11/13/2008 - 11/16/2008 



Fitzpatrick, Lee 


KINSTON - Lee Fitzpatrick, 96, of 2009 Old Snow Hill Road, died Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2008, at 
Lenoir Memorial Hospital. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Albritton-Carraway Funeral 
Home. 

Published in the Free Press from 11/13/2008 - 11/16/2008 



Hardy, Lynwood Bruce "Peanut" 

KINSTON - Lynwood Bruce "Peanut" Hardy, 60, of Kinston, went home to be with his Lord on 
Wednesday, November 12, 2008. 
Born in Lenoir County on September 12, 1948, to the late Troy and Ina Barwick Hardy, Bruce 
was an Electrician with Electricon, Inc. and a member of Bethel F.W.B. Church. 
He is survived by his sisters, Joyce Malpass and husband Sherman, and Ann Letts, all of 
Kinston, Rose Landrum and husband Mickey, of Pink Hill, Linda Jones and husband Ed, of 
Hookerton, and Dawn Fisher and husband, Ken of Clayton; and brothers William Hardy, Sr. of 
Ayden, Earl Hardy of Hugo, and Franklin Hardy of Kinston; several nieces and nephews; great-
nieces and nephews; and one great-great niece. 
Funeral services will be held at 7 p.m., Friday, November 14, 2008, at Howard-Carter Funeral 
Home with Pastor Archie Ratliff officiating. The family will receive friends immediately following 
the service and other times at the home of Ann Letts, 2313 Baxter Drive, Kinston. 
A private graveside service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be 
made in his memory to the American Cancer Society, 930-B Wellness Drive, Greenville, NC 
27834, the American Heart Association, 3015 S. Memorial Drive, Suite A, Greenville, NC 27834 
or to a charity of one's choice. Funeral arrangements by Howard-Carter Funeral Home. Sign the 
guest book at www.kinston.com.

Published in the Free Press from 11/13/2008 - 11/17/2008 


Ingram, Charles 


NEWARK, N.J. - Charles Ingram, 61, of 12 Abbington Ave., formerly of Kinston, died Monday, 
Nov. 10, 2008, at home. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Swinson Funeral Service. 
Published in the Free Press from 11/13/2008 - 11/16/2008 




Mercer, Melody June 

KINSTON - Melody June Mercer, 48, of Kinston passed away on Wednesday, November 12, 2008. 
Born May 13, 1960, Melody was a graduate of North Lenoir High School, class of 1978. She was 
employed with Northside Animal Hospital as Office Manager for the past 18 years. An animal lover 
from her youth, she was a "Certified Wildlife Rehabilitation Technician", and in her spare time, she 
worked closely with local wildlife and animal rescue agencies to relocate injured or abandoned 
animals. She was a member of Neuse Baptist Church. 
Preceded in death by her father, Carroll Mercer, she is survived by her mother, Annelle Mercer of 
Kinston; brother, Jeffrey Mercer and wife Donna, of Beulaville; nephew, Jesse Mercer with whom 
she had a very close and special relationship; several aunts, uncles and cousins. A compassionate 
and loving Christian woman, Melody will be greatly missed by all who knew her. 
The family would like to thank everyone for standing by our side during this time, with a special 
"thank you" to Dr. Jimmy Shaver and all the staff of Northside Animal Hospital. Your many acts 
of kindness are greatly appreciated. The visits, phone calls, food, and most of all your support and 
your prayers mean more to us than we can ever ex-press. May God bless each of you. 
The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, November 13, 2008, at Howard-Carter Funeral 
Home. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, November 14, 2008, at the Funeral Home with 
the Reverend Greg Kincaid officiating. Burial will follow at Pinelawn Memorial Park. Funeral 
arrangements by Howard-Carter Funeral Home. Sign the guest book at www.kinston.com. 

Published in the Free Press from 11/13/2008 - 11/16/2008


Miller, Gordon 

BEULAVILLE - Gordon Miller, 87, died Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2008, at Duplin General Hospital 
in Kenansville. 
The funeral will be held at 7 p.m. followed by visitation Thursday, Nov. 13, at Hallsville 
Presbyterian Church in Beulaville. Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 14 at East 
Duplin Memorial Gardens. 
Survivors include his wife, Mavis Miller of the home; sons Anthony Miller and Michael Miller of 
Beulaville; daughter Pamela Miller Resseguie of Rose Hill; brother Dewitt Miller of Rose Hill; 
and seven grandchildren. Funeral arrangements by Community Funeral Home. 
Published in the Free Press from 11/13/2008 - 11/16/2008 






West, Sandra Faye 


KINSTON - Sandra Faye West, 43, of 622 Harvey Street, died Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2008. 
The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 16 at Oasis of Hope Church. Interment will 
follow in the Ayden Cemetery. 
Survivors include her mother, Bessie Ellison West of Grifton; brothers Clifton Ellison of South 
Carolina and Calvin Ellison of Farmville; sisters Mary Warren of Greenville, and Verna West of 
Grifton. Visitation will be held from 2-8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 15 at Don Brown Funeral Home. 
Online condolences may be sent to www.donbrownfuneralhome.com. 

Published in the Free Press from 11/13/2008 - 11/17/2008





Anders, Fred C. 

NEW BERN - Fred C. Anders, 75, of New Bern died November 12, 2008, at his home. He 
was preceded in death by his parents, Fred and Lydia Anders both of Durham, N.C. Fred 
was born and raised in Durham, N.C. and graduated from Durham High where he lettered in 
three sports. Fred received a full basketball scholarship to ECU and graduated with a degree 
in Physical Education. 
He served two years in the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Des Moines. Fred began a career in 
banking with First Citizens Bank and moved to New Bern in 1970 where he served as city 
executive for First Citizens. He received the Woman's Club Boss of the Year award for 
1974-75. Fred formed the Anders Insurance Agency in 1981 and continued with this endeavor 
until his health forced him to retire. Fred served on the first Board of Directors for the New 
Bern Golf and Country Club's Men's Golf Association which he was also instrumental in forming. 
He is also a past president for the NBGCC Board of Directors as well as chaired the NBGCC 
Men's Golf invitational for 17 years. 
Fred's favorite hobby was Shag dancing. He served as a board member for the Association of 
Carolina Shag Club's Society of Stranders from 2000-2008. He was awarded the Assoc. of 
Carolina Shag Club's ICON award and was also inducted into the Atlantic Beach Shaggers' Hall 
of Fame. Fred was past president and served on many committees for the Twin Rivers Shag 
Club. Fred spent many hours dancing in Ocean Drive, S.C. where he met many wonderful people 
in the Shag world and made many lasting friendships. The members of the Twin Rivers Shag Club 
honored Fred with a permanent square paver in 2008 which is installed in the sidewalk at Ocean 
Drive, S.C. 
Fred co-founded SOS Friends Helping Friends which is a sup-port group with membership made 
up of shaggers who can give and receive spiritual sup-port when experiencing emotional and 
medical traumas. Fred always thought of his Shag dancing friends as family. Fred will be sorely 
missed for his sense of rhythm, his sense of humor and his sense of empathy. 
Fred is survived by his wife, Sylvia Whitfield Anders; his daughter, Sherry Gaskins and husband 
Chris, of New Bern, N.C.; his son, Kent Anders and wife Carey, and granddaughter Chloe, of 
Chapel Hill, N.C.; his sister, Penny Herndon and husband Bo, of Durham, N.C.; his brother-in-law, 
Marshall "Dude" Whitfield and wife Jo Ann, of Kinston, N.C.; sister-in-law Margaret W. Dawson 
and husband Jack, of Greenville, N.C.; sister-in-law Jean W. Taylor and husband Ed, of Kinston, 
N.C.; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews of which he was 
very fond. 
Fred was a member of Garber United Methodist Church in New Bern, N.C. where a memorial 
service will be held on Saturday November 15, at 3 p.m. The family will receive friends at a 
reception in the fellowship hall after the service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to one 
of Fred's favorite charities: The Hall of Fame Foundation, Post Office Box 4070 North Myrtle 
Beach, SC 29597 (www.halloffamefoundation.org), or a charity of your choice. Funeral arrangements 
by Cotton Funeral Home and Crematory. Sign the guest book at www.kinston.com.

Published in the Free Press from 11/14/2008 - 11/17/2008 


Byrd Jr., Thomas Junior "T-Byrd" 

KINSTON - Thomas Junior Byrd, Jr., "T-Byrd," 57, of Kinston has gone home to be with the
 Lord. He will be remembered as a loving son, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother 
and uncle that enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. He loved the outdoors, 
especially when he was fishing and hunting. He enjoyed life to the fullest. 
Thomas was preceded in death by his mother, Ruby Mae Byrd; and a brother, Tommie Ray 
Byrd.
 Survivors include his father, Tommie Junior Byrd and stepmother Mary Smith Byrd; daughters, 
Milisa Stallings and husband David, Susie Heath and husband Mike, Cindy Gambrell and husband 
Mark, and Kimberly Byrd; son, T. J. Byrd and wife Jennifer; 11 grandchildren; and four 
great-grandchildren; sisters, Ruthie Carter and husband Ransome, JoAnn Goff and husband 
Keith, Marie Turnage and husband Jeff; and brother, Chris Byrd. 
The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Saturday, November 15, 2008, at Howard-Carter 
Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, November 16, 2008, at the 
Funeral Home with burial to follow at the Tyndall Family Cemetery in Pink Hill. Funeral 
arrangements by Howard-Carter Funeral Home. Sign the guest book at www.kinston.com. 

Published in the Free Press from 11/14/2008 - 11/17/2008 


Niemeyer, William Bennett 


RICHLANDS - William Bennett Niemeyer, 83, died Thursday, Nov. 13, 2008, at Pitt County 
Memorial Hospital. 
The funeral will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 14, followed by visitation at Community Funeral 
Home in Beulaville. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 15 at the Batchelor 
Cemetery in Backswamp. 
Survivors include his wife, Mildred Watkins Niemeyer of Richlands; sons Jerry Niemeyer of 
Dardanelle, Ark., Bill Niemeyer of Fort Smith, Ark.; daughter Linda Jaggers of Arkansas; and
four grandchildren. 
Published in the Free Press from 11/14/2008 - 11/17/2008 




Cobb, Mae Lena 


KINSTON - Mae Lena Cobb, 77, of 2929 Poole Road, died Thursday, Nov. 13, 2008, at home. 
The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 17 at Mills Funeral Home with Bishop J.E. Riddick 
officiating. Burial will follow in Pinelawn Memorial Park. 
Survivors include her husband, Andrew Cobb Sr. of the home; daughters Priscilla Romano of 
Winston-Salem, Lena Cobb Brown of Snow Hill and Berniceteen Cobb Sutton of Kinston; son 
Andrew Cobb Jr. of Kinston; sisters Sula Lee Powell, Annie Ruth Strickland and Maude Single, 
all of Kinston; nine grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. 
Visitation will be held from 3-8 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 16 at the funeral home. Online condolences 
may be sent to www.millsfh.com 

Published in the Free Press from 11/15/2008 - 11/18/2008 


Jones, Leaurah Smith 


NEW BERN - Leaurah Smith Jones, 87, formerly of Vanceboro, passed away Thursday, 
November 13, 2008, at Britthaven of New Bern. She was a homemaker and a loving mother. 
She was preceded in death by her husband, Dock Jones; and her daughter, Delia Ann Stilley. 
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday, November 17, 2008, from the chapel of 
Garner Funeral Home with the Rev. Johnny Clark and the Rev. Elmer Rouse officiating. 
Burial will follow in British Chapel F.W.B. Church Cemetery. 
She is survived by two daughters, Bonnie Tart of Cove City and Sandra Slachta of New 
Bern; her son, Herman Jones of Vanceboro; two sisters, Alma Chase of Kinston and Clara 
Millis of Newport; her brother, Alton Smith of Kinston; seven grandchildren; and eight 
great-grandchildren. 
The family will receive friends from 7-8:30 p.m. on Sunday evening at the funeral home and 
other times at the home of her granddaughter, 142 Wells Road, Cove City. Funeral 
arrangements by Garner Funeral Home. Sign the guestbook at www.kinston.com. 

Published in the Free Press from 11/15/2008 - 11/18/2008 



Rouse, Marie Poole 


RALEIGH - Marie Poole Rouse, 83, of Raleigh and formerly of La Grange, died Thursday 
at Duke Health Raleigh Hospital. Arrangements are incomplete from Rouse Funeral 
Home, La Grange. 
Published in the Free Press from 11/15/2008 - 11/18/2008 



Sastre, Victor 


BROOKLYN, N.Y. - Victor Sastre, 74, died Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2008, at East Chester 
Hospital. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at S. Connor Memorial Funeral Home. 
Published in the Free Press from 11/15/2008 - 11/18/2008 


Sumrell, Velma Hart 


WALSTONBURG - Velma Hart Sumrell, 89, died Friday, Nov. 14, 2008. 
The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 16 at Taylor-Tyson Funeral Service. 
Interment will follow at the Harrell's Chapel Church Cemetery. 
Survivors include her children, Sam W. Sumrell of Farmville, Faye Sumrell McKeel 
of Walstonburg and Tim Sumrell of Snow Hill; sisters Vernell Gurganus and Janie 
Kearney both of Snow Hill; eight grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. 
Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 15 at the funeral home and other 
times at 9200 Hwy 91, Snow Hill. 
Published in the Free Press from 11/15/2008 - 11/18/2008 


Witherspoon, Shelton Earl 

KINSTON - Shelton Earl Witherspoon, 35, of 2007 Old Snow Hill Road, died Thursday, 
Nov. 13, 2008, at Pitt County Memorial Hospital. Funeral arrangements are incomplete 
at Albritton-Carraway Funeral Home. 

Published in the Free Press from 11/15/2008 - 11/18/2008 
 



Wright, Patricia Laughinghouse 

VANCEBORO - Patricia Laughinghouse Wright, 72, died Thursday, November 13, 2008. 
The funeral will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 16 at Vanceboro United Methodist Church. 
Burial will follow in Celestial Memorial Gardens. 
Survivors include her husband of 53 years, Earl Wright; daughters Lorri Wright Wetherington 
of Cove City, Leslie Wright Pittman of Grifton, and Melody Wright Long of Vanceboro; and 
eight grandchildren. 
Visitation will be held from 7-9 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 15 at Wilkerson Funeral Home in Vanceboro. 
Memorials may be made to Vanceboro United Methodist Church, 560 Farm Life Ave., Vanceboro, 
NC 28586. Online condolences may be sent to www.wilkersonfuneralhome.com. 

Published in the Free Press from 11/15/2008 - 11/18/2008 



Fitzpatrick, Lee 


KINSTON - Lee Fitzpatrick, 96, of 2009 Old Snow Hill Road, died Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2008, at Lenoir 
Memorial Hospital.
The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2008, at Pinelawn Memorial Park with the Rev. 
Daryl Cobbs officiating. 
Survivors include wife Mary Miller Fitzpatrick of the home; six sons, Tramayne Miller of Norfolk, Va., 
Thurman H. Miller and Melwood Miller, both of Dover, O.D. Fitzpatrick of Boston, Curtis Fitzpatrick of 
Dorchester, Mass., and B.F. Fitzpatrick of Lancaster, S.C.; four daughters, Pamela Yelverton of La 
Grange, N.C., Elwanda Scales of South Carolina, Juanita F. Cobbs of Opelika, Ala., and Zara Brown 
of New Bern; 37 grandchildren; and many great-grandchildren. 
Viewing will be from 2 to 8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 17, 2008, in the funeral home chapel. Albritton-Carraway 
Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Published in the Free Press from 11/17/2008 - 11/20/2008 




Rouse, Marie Poole 

RALEIGH - Mrs. Marie Poole Rouse, 83, of Raleigh, North Carolina and formerly of La Grange, North 
Carolina died Thursday night, November 13, 2008 at Duke Raleigh Hospital. 
Mrs. Rouse was born July 13, 1925 in Lenoir County to the late H.G. and Zuba Barker Poole. She 
was the wife of the late Rev. Jere A. Rouse. Mrs. Rouse graduated from Woodard Her-ring Hospital 
School of Nursing in Wilson, N.C. and worked as a Registered Nurse with Le-noir and Wayne 
Memorial Hospitals. She later worked in private practice with Dr. Jean Smith and retired as a Food 
Stamp Specialist with Lenoir County. Mrs. Rouse was a member of La Grange United Methodist 
Church. 
Graveside services will be held Monday, November 17, 2008 at 3:30 p.m. from Fairview Cemetery 
with the Rev. Karl Grant officiating. 
Mrs. Rouse is survived by a daughter, Virginia Henderson Richardson and husband, Michael Edward 
Richardson of Raleigh; three grandchildren, Candace Marie Chitsaz and husband, Jacob, of Raleigh, 
Frances Michelle Reichenbach and husband, Don of Charlotte, David Waylon Richardson and wife, 
Michelle Leigh of Raleigh; three great-grandchildren, Ava Marie Chitsaz, Lia McKenzie Reichenbach 
and Tristan Michael Reichenbach; and a brother, Glenn Norwood Poole of Charlotte. She was preceded
 in death by a sister, Elinor Gray Potter. 
The family will receive friends Sunday, November 16, from 7-8:30 p.m. at Rouse Funeral Home, La 
Grange. Online condolences may be expressed at www.rousefh.com. Memorials may be made to La 
Grange United Methodist Church, 213 South Caswell Street, La Grange, NC 28551 or the American 
Cancer Society, 930B Wellness Drive, Greenville, NC 27834. Arrangements were made with Rouse 
Funeral Home, La Grange, N.C. Sign the guestbook at www.kinston.com.





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Sastre, Victor 


BRONX, N.Y. - Victor Sastre, 74, died Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2008, at Eastchester Health Care Center. 
The funeral will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 22 at S. Connor Memorial Funeral Home. Interment will
 follow in the Shady Grove Lodge Hall Cemetery. 
Survivors include his daughter, Julie Sastre, of Bronx, N.Y. Visitation will be held from 7-8 p.m. Friday, 
Nov. 21 at the funeral home. 
Published in the Free Press from 11/15/2008 - 11/24/2008 






Witherspoon, Shelton Earl 


KINSTON - Shelton Earl "Cool Breeze" Witherspoon, 36, of 2007 Old Snow Hill Road, died Thursday, 
Nov. 13, 2008, at Pitt County Memorial Hospital.
 The funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 22 at Agape Unlimited Church with the Rev. Johnnie 
Lawson officiating. Burial will follow in Southview Cemetery. 
Survivors include his mother, Ella W. Kinsey of the home; father Ervin Johnson of Kinston; sisters 
Mona Witherspoon, Sharlene Witherspoon, Cynthia Cajuste, all of Kinston, Melasontic Garner of 
Austin, Texas; and brother, Anthony Johnson of Richmond, Va. Visitation will be held from 2-8 p.m.
Friday, Nov. 21 at Albritton-Carraway Funeral Home. 
Published in the Free Press from 11/15/2008 - 11/24/2008




Blount, Willie 


SNOW HILL - Willie J. Blount, 81, died Friday, Nov. 14, 2008, at the Veterans Medical Center in 
Durham. 
The funeral will be held at noon, Saturday, Nov. 22 at Corner Stone Bap-tist Church in Greenville.
Interment will follow in the Snow Hill Cemetery. 
Survivors include his son, Apostle Calvin Brown of California; daughters Essie Cooper-Spencer of 
Atlanta, Ga., and Melissa Shackleford of Snow Hill; and sister Ada Frances Best of Snow Hill.
 Visitation will be held from 7-8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 21 at St. Peter F.W.B. Church. Funeral arrangements 
by S. Connor Memorial Funeral Home.
Published in the Free Press from 11/16/2008 - 11/24/2008 





Edwards, Jamya 


WILSON - Jamya Edwards, infant, of 5549 Scuppernong Road, died Thursday, Nov. 13, 2008, at 
Wilson Memorial Hospital. 
Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 22 at Buddy-Hemby Cemetery in Fountain. 
Survivors include mother Stacey Moye of Wil-son; father Michael Edwards of Greenville; brother 
Michael Edwards Jr. of Wilson; grand-parents John and Susan Edwards of Greenville, Carolyn 
Coley and Earl Powell, both of Wil-son.
 Funeral arrangements by Don Brown Funeral Home, Inc., Ayden.
Published in the Free Press from 11/16/2008 - 11/24/2008 



Loftin, Leonard Warren 

KINSTON - Leonard Warren Loftin, 88, of Kinston, a classical singer, passed away peacefully 
in his sleep on October 29, 2008, in Wallace, N.C. 
Survivors include a son, J. K. Loftin and his wife Cathy, and their children, Alex and Logan; a 
daughter, Alice Loftin Long and her husband Dan; and a son, Lennie Loftin and his family, 
DeLane Matthews and T.K. Power. 
A private family burial was held at Westview Cemetery in Kinston on November 2, 2008. Sign the 
guest book at www.kinston.com.

Published in the Free Press from 11/16/2008 - 11/19/2008 



 
Thigpen, Geneva B. 

DEEP RUN - Geneva B. Thigpen, 81, of 4224 Hwy 11 South, Deep Run, died Friday, November 14, 
2008, at Lenoir Memorial Hospital. 
She was preceded in death by her husband John D. Thigpen. 
The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Monday, November 17, 2008, at Unity Free Will Baptist Church with 
the Rev. Wade Parker and the Rev. Jimmy Mercer officiating. Burial will be in Gray Branch FWB 
Church Cemetery. 
Survivors include one daughter, Daphne Thigpen Overbey of New Bern; two grandchildren, Sherry 
Bradsher of Cary and Dwayne Smith of Greenville; two great-grandchildren, Isabel Bradsher and 
Tyler Bradsher; and one special nephew, Clarence Thigpen; and several other nieces and nephews. 
Visitation will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday, November 16, 2008, at Pink Hill Funeral Home. In 
lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Unity Free Will Baptist Church, 2254 Will Cunningham 
Road, Deep Run, N.C. 28525. Sign the guestbook at www.kinston.com. 

Published in the Free Press from 11/16/2008 - 11/19/2008 
 



MacGregor, Clarissa Allen 


BEULAVILLE - Clarissa Allen MacGregor, 56, died Friday, Nov. 14, 2008, at UNC Hospital, 
Chapel Hill. 
The funeral will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2008, at Community Funeral Home 
Chapel, Beulaville. Graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2008, at 
East Duplin Memorial Gardens, Beulaville. 
Survivors include spouse Brian MacGregor of Beulaville; daughters Sherry Pierce of Richmond 
and Becki Rodriguez of Richmond; sisters Rose Ponsock of Richlands, Barbara White of 
Beulaville, Helen Ammons of Clinton, Judy Hall of Warsaw and Pat Simmons of Clinton; 
brother Robbie Allen of Pine Level; and six grandchildren. 
Visitation will follow the funeral service. Arrangements by Community Funeral Home of Beulaville.
Published in the Free Press from 11/17/2008 - 11/20/2008




Ingram, Charles "Pap" 


NEWARK, N.J. - Charles "Pap" Ingram, 60, formerly of Kinston, died Monday, Nov. 10, 2008. 
The funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 19 at Swinson Funeral Service with Prophet 
Henry L. Rosenboro officiating. Burial will follow in the Holly Hill Church Cemetery. 
Survivors include his sisters, Christine Phillips of Newark, N.J., Esther Wayne and Agloris Baker
 of Kinston; brothers Williams A. Patterson of Kinston and William Ed Ingram of Roanoke Rapids. 
Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service Wednesday.
Published in the Free Press from 11/18/2008 - 11/21/2008 




Miller, W.F. "Bud" 

SWANSBORO - W.F. "Bud" Miller, age 89, died Sunday, November 16, 2008, at his home in 
Swansboro. He was formerly of Beulaville, N.C. 
He was preceded in death by his wife, Kathleen Batchelor Miller; a daughter, June Miller Everette; 
and a special friend, Lucille Crawford. 
Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, November 18, 2008, at East Duplin Memorial 
Gardens in Beulaville, N.C. 
Survivors include his sons, Michael "Mike" Joe Miller of Beulaville, N.C., Jeffrey S. Miller of 
Jacksonville, N.C.; daughter Nora Miller Bowman of Benson, N.C.; 12 grandchildren; and 16 
great-grandchildren. Visitation will be held from 12:30-1:30 p.m. Tuesday, November 18, 2008, 
at Community Funeral Home in Beulaville, N.C. Sign the guest book at www.kinston.com.

Published in the Free Press from 11/18/2008 - 11/21/2008 





Thompson, Haywood 

KINSTON - Haywood Thompson, 64, of 32102 Towerhill Road, died Sunday, November 16, 2008, at 
Lenoir Memorial Hospital. 
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, November 21, 2008, at the United America Free Will 
Baptist Tabernacle with Bishop Ronald R. Mayo officiating. Burial will follow in Southview Cemetery. 
Survivors include his wife, Delores Thompson of the home; one son, Tommy Thompson of Durham; 
three daughters, Tonia Thompson of Morrisville, N.C., Tracy Batts of Garner, N.C., and Dionne Wiley 
of Boston, Mass.; three brothers, Emanuel Thompson of Washington, D.C., Andrew Grady of Kinston 
and Nathaniel Langston of Virginia Beach; two sisters, Emma Doris Sutton and Bertha Gooding, both 
of Kinston; and four grandchildren. 
Visitation will be held from 3-8 p.m. Thursday, November 20, 2008, at the Robert Swinson Jr. Memorial 
Chapel. Funeral arrangements by Swinson Funeral Service. Sign the guest book at www.kinston.com.

Published in the Free Press from 11/18/2008 - 11/23/2008 






Quinn, Nellie Marie Brock 

ASHEVILLE - Nellie Marie Brock Quinn, 93 years old, died November 18, 2008, in Asheville, N.C. She 
resided in Asheville for the past eight years with her daughter and son-in-law, Patricia Q. and Paul Tyndall. 
Nellie was born August 15, 1915, in Wayne County, N.C. and spent most of her life in neighboring Lenoir 
County. She was a seamstress and her greatest joy was operating her own sewing shop. For years, 
she and her husband farmed strawberries and tobacco at Liddell Crossroads near Seven Springs, N.C. 
She was a member of Daly's Chapel F.W.B. Church. 
She was preceded in death by her husband, Zennie Quinn; her parents, Charlie W, and Mary Best 
Brock; and two sisters, Doris B. Jones and Sybil Howard Killian. She is survived by a daughter, Patricia 
Q. Tyndall and husband Paul, of Asheville, N.C.; and a son, Zennie Quinn Jr. and wife Laine, of 
Charleston, S.C. She is also survived by four granddaughters, Paula T. Easley (Bob) of Carlisle, Pa., 
Pamela T. Baker (Richard) of Concord, N.C., Lisa Marie Quinn of Charleston, S.C., and Katie Q. Clair 
(Michael) of Charleston, S.C.; and five great-grandchildren, Rob, Will and Cayla Easley and Patrick and 
Rebecca Baker. Other survivors include a brother-in-law, Thurston Quinn (Elizabeth) of Seven Springs; 
and sister-in-law, Delsie Q. Johnson (Marion) of Browns Summit, N.C. 
Visitation will be held from 7-9 p.m. Thursday, November 20, 2008, at Garner Funeral Home in Kinston, 
N.C. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Friday, November 21, 2008, at Garner Funeral Home. Burial will 
follow in the Daly's Chapel Free Will Baptist Church Cemetery near Seven Springs. Sign the guest book
 at www.kinston.com. 

Published in the Free Press from 11/19/2008 - 11/22/2008 



Tuggle, Nancy Gordon 

INDEPENDENCE, Va. - Nancy Gordon Tuggle, 71, went to join the Lord on November 17, 2008; she 
passed peacefully in her home in Independence, Virginia. 
Nancy was born in Newport News, Va. on June 17, 1937, and grew up in Williamsburg, Va. She 
graduated from the Matthew Whaley School in Williamsburg in 1955. She attended Madison College 
for two years and then, in 1959, graduated from Richmond Polytechnic Institute (now VCU) with a 
Bachelor of Science degree in Occupational Therapy. 
Nancy was a dedicated Christian who loved the Lord. She was a member of the First United Methodist 
Church of Independence, where she sang in the church choir. She was active in The Gideons International. 
She held office as President of the Grayson County Auxiliary, Area 2 Director in Southwest Virginia, and 
the Virginia State Cabinet. One of her greatest pleasures was to introduce someone to Christ by offering 
them a copy of God's Word. Nancy was active in her community as the American Red Cross Blood Drive 
coordinator for Independence, President of the Friends of Grayson County Library, an EMT on the 
Independence Volunteer Rescue Squad, Recording Secretary and member of the Board of Directors of the 
Wayne Henderson Music Festival, a volunteer instructor in the Sparta, N.C. Junior Appalachian Musician 
(JAM) program, a member of The Highland Camarata, a S.H.A.R.E. volunteer coordinator, a member of the 
Galax Women of the Moose and a member of the VFW Auxiliary. She was a regular contestant on the 
mountain dulcimer at local area Fiddler's conventions, winning many awards for her playing. However, her 
most cherished performances were providing special sacred music at church and at Gideon functions. 
Nancy found her greatest joy in her family, her children and grandchildren and husband - teaching them 
through her life, a way to live with a firm belief and faith in God and his redeeming love, and with open hearts, 
compassion, fun, adventure, music, and love. 
She is survived by her husband Ralph of the home; by four children, Jonathan McGirt of Raleigh, N.C., 
Megan Wiegand of Apex, N.C., Mitchell McGirt and spouse, Frederique of Decatur, Ga. and Murphy 
McGirt III of Newport, N.C.; four stepchildren, David Tuggle and spouse Kim, of Petoskey, Mich., Rebecca 
Pollock and spouse Niel, of San Diego, Calif., Robert Tuggle and spouse Nancy, of San Diego, Calif. and 
Kevin Tuggle of Williamsburg, Va.; 11 grandchildren, Ellie, Asher, Louise and Flora McGirt, Thomas 
Wiegand; Zachary, Chelsea Grace, Alyssa and Sarah Grace Tuggle and Logan and Luke Fettig. 
A celebration of her home going will be held at the First United Methodist Church of Independence on 
Saturday, November 22, 2008, at 11 a.m. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Friday 
night from 6-8:30 p.m. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m., Monday, November 24, 2008, at 
Cedar Grove Cemetery, Williamsburg, Va. The family requests that, in lieu of flowers, memorial 
contributions be made to The Gideons International, or to the charity of your choice. Reins-Sturdivant 
Funeral Home, Independence, Va. is serving the Tuggle family. Sign the guest book at www.kinston.com.

Published in the Free Press from 11/19/2008 - 11/22/2008 





Halvorson, Steve 

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - The Rev. Steven Halvorson, born June 21, 1971, went home to be with 
the Lord on Thursday, November 13, 2008. He died peacefully, at his home in Colorado Springs, of 
natural causes. 
Steven is survived by his wife of 11 years, Alisha; children, Caleb age 9, and Abby age 4; and his parents, 
Steven Sr. and Lynne Halvorson; his "uncle John"; aunt Julianna; and nieces, Shelby and Shilo Halvorson 
of Roswell NM. 
Steven was called to the ministry of Jesus Christ when he was in Junior High, and ever since, he lived his 
life in service to his Lord. Steven is a 1989 graduate of Goddard High School in Roswell, NM, and later went 
on to Arlington Baptist Bible College where he graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Youth Ministry. The 
light of Steven's life was the time he spent with his family and his ministry to his students. Steven had the 
God-given ability to be able to reach to kids that were in need of a friend. Steven will always be remembered 
by the hundreds of lives he touched with his wonderful sense of humor, and his powerful teaching of God's 
Word. He will be forever loved and forever missed, but those of us who love Jesus are confident that we will 
spend eternity with him in the presence of our Almighty God. 
Arrangements by The Springs Funeral Services, 3115 E. Platte Avenue Colorado Springs, Colorado 80909. 
(719) 328-1793. Sign the guest book at www.kinston.com.

Published in the Free Press from 11/20/2008 - 11/23/2008 



Heath, Mary Winnifred Smith 

KINSTON - Mary Winnifred Smith Heath, 92, went to be with her Lord on the morning of November 19, 
2008. The daughter of the late Jesse James and Mary Lee Smith, she was a lifelong resident of Pink 
Hill and for the past several years had resided at Britthaven Nursing Home in Kinston.
 She was a loving mother and grandmother and spent her life caring for her family and those she loved. 
She was a member of the Cedar Grove Pentecostal Holi-ness Church in Pink Hill.
 She was preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, Levy Heath; her eldest daughter, Mary Lou 
Heath Bostic and her husband, Bill Bostic; and her great-great-grandchild, Addison Paige Heath. 
She is survived by her son, Bobby Heath of Pink Hill and his wife Carole; her daughter, Linda Herring of 
Seven Springs; and her brother, D. Woodrow Smith of Kinston. She also leaves behind five grandchildren, 
Winnie Hill and husband Rusty, of Kinston, Donna Partridge and husband Ron, of Potters Hill, Anne 
Rivenbark and husband Steve, of Kinston, Tony Bostic and wife Angela, of Richlands and Robby Heath 
and wife Gail, of Richlands. She had 12 great-grandchildren, Tabitha Heath and husband Jimmy, 
Brandon Hill and wife Elizabeth, Stephanie Rivenbark, Chasity Marrazzo, Tiffany Hill, Sabrina Rivenbark, 
Chad Bostic, Courtney Hill, Kelsey Bostic, Kate Heath, Jordan Killian, and Taylor Bostic; and two 
great-great-grandchildren, Hailey Wallace and Savannah Hill. Other survivors include a special nephew
 J. Ray Heath and his wife Hannah. 
The funeral will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, November 20, 2008, with the Reverend George Pike presiding, 
in the chapel of Pink Hill Funeral Home with visitation immediately following the service. Graveside services 
will be at 11 a.m. Friday, November 21 at the Westview Cemetery in Kinston. At all other times the family 
can be visited at the home of Bobby and Carole Heath at 1655 Smalltown Road, Pink Hill. Funeral 
arrangements by Pink Hill Funeral Home. Sign the guest book at www.kinston.com. 

Published in the Free Press from 11/20/2008 - 11/23/2008 



Lee, Clara 


DOVER - Clara Lee, 97, of 110 S. Main St., died Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2008, at Lenoir Memorial Hospital. 
The funeral will be held at noon Saturday, Nov. 22 at First Missionary Baptist Church in Dover with 
Pastor Carl Cox officiating. Burial will follow in Pinelawn Memorial Park. 
Survivors include her daughters, Cheryl Lee of Dover, Rose Beckwith of Kinston, Jacquelyn Pedriera 
of Raleigh and Thelma Porter of Sayneville, N.J.; sons Bennie Lee Jr. and Nathaniel Lee of Brooklyn, 
N.Y.; 25 grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren. 
Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service Saturday at the church. Online condolences may 
be sent to www.millsfh.com. Funeral arrangements by Mills Funeral Home, Inc. 
Published in the Free Press from 11/20/2008 - 11/23/2008 





Williams, Johnny 


Johnny Williams 
KINSTON - Johnny Williams, 56, of 514 Larkspur Road, died Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2008, at Lenoir 
Memorial Hospital. 
The funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 23 at Mills Funeral Home with the Rev. A.O. 
Carmichael Jr. officiating. Burial will follow in Mills Memorial Garden. 
Survivors include his daughters, Sholanthe Gordon of Jacksonville, Niya Staten of Kinston; son 
Demetrice Williams of Kinston; mother Elizabeth Williams of Kinston; sis-ters Mary Williams and 
Kitty Williams of Brooklyn, N.Y., Gloria Skinner, Loretha Kornegay, Patricia Moore, Gail Murphy 
and Cynthia Hicks, all of Kinston; brothers Edward Williams and Henry Williams of Kinston, 
William Williams of Trenton, Thomas Earl Williams of Dover; and five grandchildren. 
Visitation will be held from 3-8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 22 at the funeral home. Online condolences 
may be sent to www.millsfh.com. 

Published in the Free Press from 11/20/2008 - 11/25/2008 





Blackmon, Billy Ray 


SNOW HILL - Billy "Still Bill" Blackmon, 53, of 55 Patrick Drive, died Thursday, Nov. 20, 2008, at 
Lenoir Memorial Hospital. 
The funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 23 at St. Peter F.W.B. Church. Interment will follow 
in the Snow Hill Cemetery. 
Survivors include his daughters, Ebon Shackleford and Ronda Kornegay of Kinston; and sister Toni 
Flanagan of Snow Hill. Visitation will be held from 7-8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 22 at S. Connor Memorial 
Funeral Home.
Published in the Free Press from 11/21/2008 - 11/25/2008 



Ellis, Mable K. 


KINSTON - Mabel K. Ellis, 86, died Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2008, at Lenoir Memorial Hospital.
Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 23 at Onslow Memorial Park with the Rev. 
John Kerr officiating. 
Survivors include daughters, Judy E. Williams of Kinston and Marilyn E. Essink of Virginia Beach, 
Va.; sons William "Bill" Ellis of Jacksonville; Ted K. Ellis of Bristol, Va.; Don W. Ellis of Calloway, 
Va; 10 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and her brother, James H. Kemp of Greer, S.C. 
Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 22 at Jones Funeral Home of Jacksonville. 
Published in the Free Press from 11/21/2008 - 11/24/2008 



Herring, Otha Edwin 

WILMINGTON - Otha Edwin Herring, 83, passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by the things 
he knew and the people he loved on Tuesday, November 18 after a period of declining health due to 
renal failure. 
He was born on July 29, 1925, in Duplin County to Everett and Annie Herring. At the age of 21, Otha 
with his mother's help convinced his step father to start their own chemical company, Daly-Herring, 
with $5,000 in capital. Over the years he acquired several other small chemical companies and 
expanded to six locations. 
After the sale of Daly-Herring in 1975, he entered a successful career in real estate with his 
entrepreneurial spirit and talent of insight of thinking and planning into the future. 
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m., Sunday, November 23, 2008, at Pinelawn Memorial Park in
 Kinston, N.C. Friends are invited to a family gathering at Walnut Creek Country Club, 508 Lakeshore 
Dr., Goldsboro, NC 27534 following the service. 
Otha was preceded in death by his parents, Annie Whitfield Daly and Everett Herring; step-father John 
Daly; sister Mary Daly; and son, Timothy Whitfield Herring. 
Survivors include his wife, Violet of the home; daughter Mary Beth Drummond and husband Michael; 
grandchildren, Clark and Nelson all of High Point, N.C.; daughter in law Donna Herring and daughter 
Ashley, of Wilmington, N.C.; two brothers, Dr. John M Daly and wife Fran, of Clinton, Dr. Roswald B. 
Daly of Pawley's Island, S.C.; sister Mrs. Margie Woodfin and husband Fred, of Fuquay-Varina, N.C.; 
several nieces, nephews and cousins. Otha loved and was equally loved by Violet's children and 
grandchildren, Mr. Reginald "Griff" Griffin, wife Amanda and children, Mallory and Chloe of Cary, N.C., 
Miss Nancy Griffin, and Mrs. Jennifer Robertson, husband Paul and children, Amy, Alexa, and Auburn 
all of Raleigh, N.C. 
Honorary pallbearers will be Stephan Andree, Lenwood Gay, Cecil Columbus, JT Kelly, Kenneth 
Maxwell, Fred Woodfin and Oliver Banks. Otha always felt blessed to have good people in his life along 
with wonderful opportunities. He wanted to provide similar opportunities for others. As a result, the Herring 
Scholarship Fund for Mount Olive College, 634 Henderson St., Mt. Olive, NC 28365 and James Sprunt 
Community College, PO Box 398, Kenansville, NC 28349 were created. He took great pride in helping 
others and ultimately the economy of Eastern North Carolina. 
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations to be given to the Herring Scholarship Fund,
 BB&T Trust Attn. Pam Watson PO Box 2907 Wilson, NC 27894-2907, Lower Cape Fear Hospice 
Foundation, 2222 South 17th Street, Wilmington, NC 28401 or to the charity of your choice so that
 others might have the same opportunities and blessings that were provided to him. 
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.andrewsmortuary.com. Funeral arrangements by 
Andrews Mortuary, Wilmington. Sign the guest book at www.kinston.com. 

Published in the Free Press from 11/21/2008 - 11/24/2008 




Honeycutt, Mollie 


SEVEN SPRINGS - Mollie Honeycutt, 70, died Thursday at Lenoir Memorial Hospi-tal. Arrangements 
are incomplete from Rouse Funeral Home, La Grange. 

Published in the Free Press from 11/21/2008 - 11/24/2008 





Phillips, Beulah Westbook 


SILVERHILL - Beulah Westbrook Phillips, 94, died Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2008, at Pitt County 
Memorial Hospital. Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Cremations. 

Published in the Free Press from 11/21/2008 - 11/24/2008 




Troutman, Vera M. "Vicki" 


GRIFTON - Vera M. 'Vicki' Troutman, 83, died Friday, Oct. 31, 2008. A memorial service will be held 
at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 2 at Grifton United Methodist Church. Arrangements by Farmer Funeral 
Service, Ayden. 

Published in the Free Press from 11/21/2008 - 11/24/2008





Colie, Gene 

LA GRANGE - Eugene Thomas "Gene" Colie, 74, of La Grange, died Friday, November 21, 2008. 
Gene was born June 24, 1934, in Lenoir County to the late Julian Day Colie, Sr. and Hannah Wilson 
Colie. Gene was retired from E.I. Dupont and was a member of Institute United Methodist Church.
 A service of remembrance will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, November 23, 2008, from Rouse Funeral 
Home with Dr. Mallie Hinnant officiating. A private interment will be held at Fairview Cemetery. 
Gene is survived by his wife of 52 years, Peggy Bryan Colie; son, Master Chief Tim Colie and wife 
Diane, of Virginia Beach; two daughters, Kim Hallow and husband John, of Greenville, Gina Colie of 
La Grange; two sisters-in-law, Anna Colie of La Grange and Dolores Colie of Wheaton, Md.; four 
grandchildren, Dustin Colie, Nickolas Day Colie, John Hallow III and Maggie Hannah Hallow. 
The family will receive friends Sunday following the service of remembrance. Memorials may be made to 
Institute United Methodist Church Building Fund, c/o Wiley Dawson, 4855 Bryan Hardy Road, La Grange, 
NC 28551. Arrangements are with Rouse Funeral Home, La Grange. Sign the guest book at 
www.kinston.com. 

Published in the Free Press from 11/22/2008 - 11/25/2008 



Gooding, Levion 


KINSTON - Levion Gooding, 60, of 2539 Yankee Court, died Friday, Nov. 21, 2008, at Le-noir Memorial 
Hospital. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Albritton-Carraway Fu-neral Home. 

Published in the Free Press from 11/22/2008 - 11/25/2008 




Hollar, Michael Gregory 


KINSTON -Michael Gregory Hollar, 42, passed away Thursday, November 20, 2008 at Mission Hospital 
Memorial Campus.
 Survivors include his parents, Mark Hollar Sr. and Elizabeth Behr; and his brothers, Mark Hollar Jr., and 
Matthew Hollar. 
A memorial service will be held Saturday at St. Mary's Episcopal Church in Kinston. 
Published in the Free Press from 11/22/2008 - 11/25/2008 



Honeycutt, Ann O. 

SEVEN SPRINGS -Ann Outlaw Honeycutt, 70, of Seven Springs, died Thursday, November 20, 2008. 
Ann was born August 9, 1938, in Lenoir County to the late Joseph Wright Outlaw and Mollie Stroud 
Outlaw. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jimmie Lee Honeycutt Sr.; sister Iris Mozingo; 
and brother, Joseph Outlaw. 
Ann was a member of Jackson Heights Original Free Will Baptist Church. She and her late husband 
were the owners of Honeycutt's Ladies Apparel in Kinston. 
A service of remembrance will be held at 5 p.m. Saturday, November 22, 2008, from Rouse Funeral 
Home with the Rev. Ashley Summerlin and the Rev. Butch Haddock officiating. A private interment 
will be held at the Honeycutt Family Cemetery. 
Mrs. Honeycutt is survived by two children, Leigh Ann Smith and husband Ray, of Seven Springs, 
Jimmie Lee Honeycutt Jr. and wife Cindy, of Kinston; four grandchildren, Lindsay Rouse and husband 
Chancey, Jason Smith, Jake Honeycutt and Luke Honeycutt; a much loved great-granddaughter, 
Holland Rouse; seven sisters, Lillie Ray Hill of Virginia, Kathleen McDaniel of La Grange, Bessie 
Weeks of Seven Springs, Bonnie Jo Carter of Kinston, Arlene Baker of La Grange, Doris Harrison of 
Snow Hill and Rachel Spann of Trenton; a special niece, Betty Jean Bryan; and two special nephews, 
Eddy Outlaw and Dennis Outlaw. 
The family will receive friends Saturday following the service and at other times they will be at the home. 
Ann's family would like to thank Dr. Qadir, Dr. Haynes, Margie Rachide and staffs for their loving care. 
Memorials may be made to Jackson Heights Original Free Will Baptist Church Building Fund, 285 
Camellia Street, Kinston, NC 28504. Arrangements are with Rouse Funeral Home, La Grange. Sign the 
guest book at www.kinston.com. 

Published in the Free Press from 11/22/2008 - 11/25/2008 


Lanier, James Lee "Jimmy" 


ASHLAND, Va. - James Lee "Jimmy" Lanier, 80, died Thursday, Nov. 20, 2008, at home. 
The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 22, at Community Funeral Home in Beulaville. Burial 
will follow in the Cavenaugh Cemetery in Wallace. 
Survivors include his wife, Annie Cavenaugh Lanier of Ashland, Va.; son Larry Lee Lanier of Virginia; 
daughter Sheila Lanier Platteel, of Virginia; sisters Evelyn Blankenship of Virginia, Faye Thigpen of 
Beulaville, Va.; brothers Samuel Lanier, Russell Lanier, Elwood Ray Lanier, and Rashie Lanier, all 
of Chinquapin; and two grandchildren. 
Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service Saturday, at the funeral home. 
Published in the Free Press from 11/22/2008 - 11/25/2008 


Martinez, Wesley Edmond 


BEULAVILLE - Wesley Edmund Martinez, 58, died Monday, Nov.17, 2008, at home. Private services 
will be held. Survivors include his daughter, Marti Kathryn Martinez of Sta-key. Funeral arrangements 
by Community Funeral Home. 
Published in the Free Press from 11/22/2008 - 11/25/2008 


Maxwell, Geraldine Moye 


RANDOLPH, N.J. - Geraldine Moye Maxwell, 66, of 1215 Sussex Tpke., died Wednesday, Nov. 19, 
2008, at St. Clares Hospital in Denville, N.J. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Mills Funeral 
Home, Inc., 
Published in the Free Press from 11/22/2008 - 11/25/2008




Honeycutt, Mollie 

SEVEN SPRINGS - Mollie Honeycutt, 70, died Thursday at Lenoir Memorial Hospital. 
Arrangements are incomplete from Rouse Funeral Home, La Grange. 

Published in the Free Press from 11/21/2008 - 11/24/2008 







Phillips, Beulah Westbrook 

Beulah Westbrook Phillips, 94, of Silverhill, died Wednesday, November 19, 2008, at
 Pitt Memorial Hospital. 
She was a member of Silverhill Christian Church. 
She was preceded in death by husbands, Y.J. Moore and B.W.T. Phillips; one 
daughter, Patricia Moore Paul; and grandson, Randy Hoyt Paul. 
She is survived by one son, Jimmy A. Moore and wife, Shirley, of Reelsboro; one 
daughter, JoAnn Moore Stowe of Grantsboro; special family member, Helen W. 
Fillingsworth of Belhaven; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and two 
great- great-grandchildren. 
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, November 22, at Silverhill Christian 
Church with the Rev. Amos Sykes officiating. Burial to follow immediately at Paul 
Cemetery in Silverhill. 
The family will receive friends at the church one hour prior to the service and other times 
at the home of her grandson, Woody Stowe, 203 Campen Road, Alliance. 
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to Silverhill Christian 
Church, c/o Sadie Paul, 1903 NC 306 N, Grantsboro, N.C. 28529. 
Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home and Cremations. 
Paid Obituary 
Published in the Sun Journal from 11/21/2008 - 11/24/2008 




Troutman, Vera M. "Vicki" 

GRIFTON - Vera M. 'Vicki' Troutman, 83, died Friday, Oct. 31, 2008. A memorial service 
will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 2 at Grifton United Methodist Church. Arrangements 
by Farmer Funeral Service, Ayden. 

Published in the Free Press from 11/21/2008 - 11/24/2008




Gooding, Levion 

KINSTON - Levoin Gooding, 60, of 2539 Yankee Ct., died Thursday, November, 20, 
2008 at Lenoir Memorial Hospital.
 Funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, November 29, 2008 at St. Peter 
Church of Christ at 602 JP Harrison Boulevard with Rev. Tyrone Haney officiating. 
Burial will follow in Southview Cemetery. 
Survivors include wife, Joan Gooding of the home; daughter, Bridget of Kinston; 
mother, Adell Kilpatrick Gooding of Kinston; three sisters, Mildred Suggs of Kinston, 
Sandra Hughes of Virginia and Lizzie Williams of Austin, Tx. Viewing will be held from 
2 to 8 p.m. Friday, November 28, 2008 in the Albritton Carraway Funeral Home. 
Published in the Free Press from 11/22/2008 - 11/30/2008 



Hollar, Michael Gregory 

KINSTON -Michael Gregory Hollar, 42, passed away Thursday, November 20, 2008 at 
Mission Hospital Memorial Campus.
 Survivors include his parents, Mark Hollar Sr. and Elizabeth Behr; and his brothers, 
Mark Hollar Jr., and Matthew Hollar.
 A memorial service will be held Saturday at St. Mary's Episcopal Church in Kinston. 
Published in the Free Press from 11/22/2008 - 11/25/2008 



BEULAVILLE - Wesley Edmund Martinez, 58, died Monday, Nov.17, 2008, at home. 
Private services will be held. Survivors include his daughter, Marti Kathryn Martinez of 
Stakey. Funeral arrangements by Community Funeral Home. 
Published in the Free Press from 11/22/2008 - 11/25/2008 






Maxwell, Geraldine Moye 

RANDOLPH, NJ - Geraldine Moye Maxwell, 66, of 1215 Sussex Turnpike died Wednesday, 
Nov. 19, 2008 at St. Clares Hospital in Denville, NJ. 
Funeral service will be held at noon, Tues-day, Nov. 25, 2008 at St. Mary's FWB Church at 
311 Arba Jason Road in La Grange with Rev. Antonio Blow officiating. Burial will be held at 
Fairview Cemetery in La Grange.
 Survivors include daughters, Antoinette Maxwell Williams of La Grange and Benita Maxwell 
Fields of Rocky Mount; mother, Cora Wade Moye of La Grange; father, Lenton Moye of
 La Grange; sisters, Julia Moye Wooten of La Grange, Dr. Janet Moye Cornick of Columbia, 
Md., and Dorothy Moye Kearney of Warrenton, NC; brothers, Roger Moye of Grifton and 
Lenton Murphy Moye of La Grange. 
Viewing will be held from 3-8 p.m. at Mills Funeral Home. The family is receiving relatives
 and friends at the home of her parents. Online condolences may be submitted at 
www.millsfh.com.
Published in the Free Press from 11/22/2008 - 11/26/2008 





Dixon, J. T. 

GRIFTON - Mr. J.T. Dixon, of Grifton, NC died Friday at Lenoir Memorial Hospital in 
Kinston. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Norcott & Company Funeral Homes, 
LLC in Ayden. For more information, call (252)746-6131. 
Published in the Free Press from 11/23/2008 - 11/26/2008 



Hollar, Michael Gregory 

KINSTON -Michael Gregory Hollar, 42, passed away Thursday, November 20, 2008 at 
Mission Hospital Memorial Campus.
 Survivors include his parents, Mark Hollar Sr. and Elizabeth Behr; and his brothers, 
Mark Hollar Jr., and Matthew Hollar.
 A memorial service will be held Saturday at St. Mary's Episcopal Church in Kinston. 
Published in the Free Press from 11/22/2008 - 11/25/2008



Hunter, Anice Rhodes 

GOLDSBORO - Anice Rhodes Hunter, 73, died Friday, Nov. 21, 2008 at her home.
Funeral service will be held at 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov; 23, 2008 followed by visitation at 
Community Funeral Home Chapel in Beulaville. Graveside service will be held at 11 
a.m. Monday, Nov. 24, 2008 at East Duplin Memorial Garden in Beulaville. 
Survivors include her husband, K.R. Hunter of Goldsboro; two sons, Ricky Hunter of 
Clayton and Richard Hunter of Goldsboro; sister, Pat Gillette of Richlands and brother, 
Horace Rhodes of Beulaville. 
Published in the Free Press from 11/23/2008 - 11/26/2008 




Moye, Glenda C. 

KINSTON - Mrs. Glenda Cash Moye, 70, formerly of Maury, NC, passed away 
unexpectedly Saturday morning, November 22, 2008. 
She was born December 27, 1937, the daughter of Wilbur Eugene Cash and Carrie 
Gray Spikes Cash. Following graduation from the Maury High School, Glenda was 
a dedicated employee with Caswell and J.C. Penny's until her retirement. She was 
a member of Bethel Free Will Baptist Church. A dedicated wife and mother, her 
greatest pleasures now rested upon spending time with her grandchildren to whom 
she was known as Grandma, Meme, and Ma-Glenda. 
Funeral Services will be held 7 p.m. Monday, November 24, at Bethel FWB Church 
with Reverend Archie Ratliff officiating. Committal Services will be held 11 a.m. 
Tuesday, November 25, at the Snow Hill Cemetery.
 Her surviving family includes her husband, A.L. Moye of Kinston; children, Lisa Moye 
Sowers and husband, Bruton, and Lee Moye and wife, Mary Beth, all of Kinston; 
grandchildren, Allison Sowers Crowder and husband, Brick of Greensboro, Tracey 
Sowers, Peyton Sowers and Tyndall Davis all of Kinston; her mother, Carrie Gray 
Spikes Cash of Kinston (formerly of Maury); a sister, Carolyn Cash Batten and 
husband, Vernon of Kinston; and brothers, Eugene Cash of Maury and Jimmy Cash 
and wife, Mary of VA.
 The family will receive friends on Monday immediately following the service and other 
times at the residence, 2226 Old Oak Road, Kinston, NC. Flowers are welcome or 
memorials may be made in Glenda's memory to Bethel FWB Church, 1936 Banks 
School Road, Kinston, NC 28504. Arrangements by Taylor-Tyson Funeral Service 
Snow Hill, NC. 
Published in the Free Press from 11/23/2008 - 11/26/2008



Matthews, Arthur "Ray" 

VANCEBORO - Arthur "Ray" Matthews, 76, died Saturday November 22, 2008. Funeral 
service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, November 25, 2008 at the Wilkerson Funeral 
Home in Vanceboro with Masonic rites. Burial will be held in the Matthews Family 
Cemetery.
 Survivors include daughter, Kathy Clements of Arrart, Va.; son, Bill Haddock of Wilmington; 
sisters, Stella Fynn of Virginia Beach, Va., and Virginia "Jenny" Lee of New Bern; two 
granddaughters; and four great grandchildren. 
The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday, November, 24, 2008 at Wilkerson F
uneral Home. Memorials may be made to Sudan Shriners Children's Hospital Fund, P.O. 
Drawer 490, New Bern, NC 28563-0490 or Empworth United Methodist Church 3150 NC 
HWY 118, Vanceboro, NC 28586 or a charity of one's choice.
Published in the Free Press from 11/24/2008 - 11/27/2008 



Pringle, James Moir 

KINSTON - James Moir Pringle 84, of 3316 Quail Ridge Road passed away Sunday 
November 23, 2008 at his residence. Funeral Arrangements are incomplete at Edwards 
Funeral Home.
Published in the Free Press from 11/24/2008 - 11/27/2008 






Butler, Javion Romell 

KINSTON - Javion Romell Butler, four months, of 1320 Manchester Drive, died Thursday, 
Nov. 20, 2008, at Lenoir Memorial Hospital. 
Graveside services will be held at noon Wednesday, Nov. 26 at Pinelawn Memorial Park
 with Elder Antonio Royal officiating. 
Survivors include his parents, Yolanda Brignoni and Gregory Butler; sisters Daviana Butler 
and Destiny Jones; and brother Jalen Jones, all of the home; grandparents Pamala Michelle 
Butler and Gregory Sherrod, Eddie Brignoni and Minnie Pridgen, all of Kinston; 
great-grandparents Raymond "Poogie" Rhem, Johnnie Mae Rhem and Edna Sherrod, all of 
Kinston. 
Visitation will be held from 5-6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 25 at Loftin Funeral Home and
 other times at 105 Hill St.
Published in the Free Press from 11/25/2008 - 11/28/2008 




Wetherington, Donald Lee 

DOVER - Donald Lee Wetherington, 56, of Dover, passed away on Saturday, November 
22, 2008. 
Born in Lenoir County on October 23, 1952, he was the son of the late John Percy 
Wetherington, Sr. and Sallie Mae Whitley Wetherington. In addition to his parents, he was 
preceded in death by his brother, Jimmy Wetherington. Donald was a former Forklift Driver 
with William Barnet & Sons. He will be remembered as a loving husband, father and 
grandfather. He enjoyed watching television, traveling, spending time with family and
 friends and enjoyed life to the fullest. 
Survivors include his wife of 24 years, Hilda Hawkins Wetherington; daughter, Lisa 
Anderson Gates and husband Joe, Jr. of Kinston; sons, David Lee Wetherington and 
fianc? Ashley Joyner, Jim Anderson and wife Barbara, all of Dover; grandchildren, David
 Lee Wetherington, Jr., Katelyn Pike, Landon Gates, Taylor Anderson; sister, Janice 
Wetherington Hill and husband Billy, of Deep Run; brother, John Percy Wetherington, Jr. 
and wife Rebecca, of Dover; and many nieces and nephews. 
The family will receive friends from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, November 25 at 
Howard-Carter Funeral Home and other times at the home. A Memorial Service will be 
held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, November 26, 2008, at the Funeral Home with the Reverend 
Lee Johnson officiating. A private burial will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the 
family requests that memorials be made to the Ronald McDonald House, 549 Moye Blvd., 
Greenville, NC 27834, or to the American Cancer Society, 930-B Wellness Drive, Greenville, 
NC 27834. Funeral arrangements by Howard-Carter Funeral Home. Sign the guest book at 
www.kinston.com.
Published in the Free Press from 11/25/2008 - 11/28/2008 





Barfield, Penny 

SNOW HILL - Penny Barfield, 99, of 2251 Peter Grant Road died Monday, November 24, 
2008 at Wilson Medical Center in Wilson.
 Funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, November 29, 2008 at Oak Grove Church 
of Christ, Disciples of Chris. Interment will follow at Grant Cemetery. 
Survivors include daughter, Helen Jackson of the home. Visitation will be held Friday, 
November 28, 2008 from 4 to 6 p.m. and other times at the home and be held on Saturday, 
November 29, 2008 one hour prior to the funeral service. 
Published in the Free Press from 11/28/2008 - 12/1/20



Cole, Fonnie Mae 

BEULAVILLE - Fonnie Mae Cole, 92, died Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2008, at Duplin General 
Hospital. 
The funeral will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 26 followed by visitation at Community 
Funeral Home. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 28 at East Duplin 
Memorial Gardens. 
Survivors include her sons, Harold Jarman, Henry Jarman, Eugene Cole, Johnny Cole and 
David Cole, all of Beulaville; daughters Faye Lanier and Clara Whaley of Beulaville; 
stepchildren James Cole, Carrie Lou Kennedy and Bernice Collie, all of Beulaville; 
sisters Ermie Thompson of Beulaville and Nettie Williams of Chocowinity; and numerous 
grandchildren, great-grandchildren; and great great-grandchildren. 
Published in the Free Press from 11/26/2008 - 11/29/2008





Hardy Jr., Charlie 

KINSTON - Charlie Hardy Jr., 82, of 519 Larkspur Road, died Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2008, 
at Kitty Askins Hospice Center. 
A funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday Nov. 29 in Star Zion AME Zion Church of 
Hookerton with the Rev. Blackmon officiating. Burial will take place in Shady Grove 
Cemetery of Snow Hill. 
Survivors include children Jesse Hardy, Linda Ormond, Janice Jones, Dazzerine Dixon, 
Bonita Ellis, Kimberly Williams, Lorenzo Hardy, Antonio Hardy, Curtis Mitchell, Rodney 
Hardy, Wanda Hardy and Karen Hardy-Matthews; sister Estella Dunn; brother Jesse 
Gray Hardy; 32 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. 
Visitation took place Friday Nov. 28 at the church. Arrangements by Fonville & Dove 
Mortuary of Kinston. 
Published in the Free Press from 11/29/2008  12/2/2008 



Jones, James Gardner 

MOREHEAD CITY - James Gardner Jones, formerly of La Grange, N.C., transitioned 
from this world on Friday, November 21, 2008, at 2 a.m. at Carteret General Hospital. 
His daughter Phyllis and son Michael were at his side as he took his last breaths and 
passed away. 
James was the son of Marvin and Layunne Jones and spent his childhood in Jason, 
N.C. Jason was once a prospering town with a furniture store, post office, and general
 store, where you could buy your groceries, send a letter, purchase alcohol, and be 
placed in jail all in the same building. Brothers Ben and Jackson and a sister, Ruth, 
were also part of James' family and are still alive today. A Korean War veteran, James 
started as a journeyman electrician as a young man after returning home from the war. 
Later on, James became a foreman with Electricon Inc. in Kinston, N.C, where he
 worked until his retirement. 
In the mid 1950s, James met Marilyn Tilghman and they married in November of 1955. 
Son James Michael was born in 1957 and daughter Phyllis Carol joined the family on 
Christmas Day in 1960. Though James and Marilyn were divorced in the early 1990s, 
she remained the love of his life until his passing. James was a man of few words, a 
pretty good dancer in his youth and was quick to smile. Though many of his later years 
were spent in a Harbor View Nursing home in Morehead City, he maintained his
 individualism to the end and his caretakers there appreciated his strength and resilience.
 "Jesse James" will be missed by many, especially his children. Though we couldn't 
spend as much time with Dad as we would have liked given our locales, we loved him 
dearly and will miss him just the same. You did this life well, Dad...rest in peace. 
Private services will be held. Funeral arrangements by Munden Funeral Home, Morehead 
City. Sign the guest book at www.kinston.com.
Published in the Free Press from 11/26/2008  11/29/2008 




Jones, Marie Quinn 

ALBERTSON - On November 24, 2008, Marie Quinn Jones, 4157 N 903, went home 
to be with her Lord and Savior. Marie was a loving wife and the most wonderful mother 
anyone could have. She loved her husband, children, grandchildren, brothers and her 
sister very much. She attended Albertson Missionary Church. She was the wife of 
James Earl Jones of the home. 
She leaves behind five children; Randy of Albertson, Ricky of La Grange, Ronnie of 
Seven Springs, Diane Coker of Goldsboro, and Debbie and John Hair of Seven Springs. 
She had 10 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. She has one sister, Lillie Mae 
Quinn of Albertson; and three brothers, Ernest Quinn and wife Inez, James Earl Quinn 
and wife Tammy, and Donald Ray Quinn all of Albertson. She was preceded in death 
by her granddaughter, Tammy Flowers; brothers, Adolph, Roland, Ivey, L.J., and Robert 
Lee Quinn; and her parents, Coy and Lillie Bell Quinn. 
Funeral services will be held at 7 p.m., Wednesday, November 26, 2008, with the Rev. 
Ivey White officiating followed by visitation at Pink Hill Funeral Home. Graveside services 
will be at 10 a.m., Thursday, November 27, 2008, at Daily Chapel Church Cemetery. 
Funeral arrangements by Pink Hill Funeral Home. Sign the guest book at www.kinston.com. 
Published in the Free Press from 11/26/2008  11/29/2008 





Santiago, Francisco Javier 

GREENVILLE - Francisco Javier Santiago, 12, of 2110 Gracewood Dr., died Sunday, 
November 23, 2008 at Pitt County Memorial Hospital.
 Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, November 29, 2008 at St. Gabriels 
Catholic Church in Greenville with Father Thomas officiating. Burial will be held at 
Homestead Cemetery.
Published in the Free Press from 11/26/2008  11/30/200







Smith, Claude 

KINSTON - Claude Smith III, 60, of 2203 Tower Hill Road died Monday, November 24, 2008 
at Iredell Memorial Hospital in Statesville. 
Funeral service will held at noon on Satur-day, November 29, 2008 at Greater Mt. Zion 
Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. Alphonza Dudley officiating. Interment will follow at 
Pinelawn Memorial Park. 
Survivors include wife, Contrina Smith of the home; sons, Dameion Smith of Greensboro
 and DaMarshall Smith of Orange, NJ.; daughter, Nicole Stanley of Kinston; mother, 
Willie Smith of Kinston; sisters, Margaret Joyner of Greenville, Lois Adeyemi of 
Washington, Ella Taylor, Lola Skin-ner, Mary Smith, Jon Washington, Frederica Smith 
and Sheila Smith all of Kinston, Gladys Smith and Deborah Little of Durham and 
Charmaine Edwards of Goldsboro; brothers, Robert Smith Jr. of Clemmons and James 
Smith of Kinston; three grandchildren and one great grandchild. 
Visitation will be held from 3 to 8 p.m. Friday, November 28, 2008 at the Robert Swinson 
Jr. Memorial Chapel. 
Published in the Free Press from 11/26/2008  12/1/2008 



Smith, Frederick Carl 

DEEP RUN - Frederick Carl Smith, 73, of 2870 Gray Branch Church Road, died Sunday, 
Nov. 23, 2008, at Lenoir Memorial Hospital. 
The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 26 at Pink Hill Funeral Home with the 
Rev. Ray Brown officiating. Burial will follow in the Smith Family Cemetery. 
Survivors include his wife, Patricia Howard Smith of the home; three daughters Tammie 
Howard, Tanya Durben and husband Marc, all of Deep Run, Terry Gray and husband A.H., 
of La Grange; two sons, Timmy Smith and wife Kelly, of Kinston, Tommy Smith and wife 
Brenda, of Deep Run; two sisters, Tessie Smith of Albertson and Mollie Grady of Deep Run; 
eight grandchildren, Heather Smith, Jordan Smith, Frederick Smith and wife Stacie, 
Brittany Smith, Kasey Howard, Katlyn Howard, Beth Gray, and Alex Durben; and two 
special grand nephews, Hunter Foss and Brian Letchworth. 
Visitation was held Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2008 at Pink Hill Funeral Home. Sign the guest
 book at www.kinston.com. 
Published in the Free Press from 11/26/2008  11/29/2008 



Thomas, Margaret Lanier 

BEULAVILLE - Margaret Lanier Thomas, 81, died Monday, Nov. 24, 2008, at New 
Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington. Graveside services will be held at 
2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 26 at East Duplin Memorial Gardens. Survivors include her 
sister Annie Mae Batchelor Teachey of Beulaville. Funeral arrangements by 
Community Funeral Home. 
Published in the Free Press from 11/26/2008  11/29/2008 






Brinson, Ann Brafford 

KINSTON - Ann Brafford Brinson 80, of 1216 Airlee Ave. died Wednesday November 
26, 2008 at Lenoir Memorial Hospital. 
Mrs. Brinson was a retired school teacher, member of Queen St. United Methodist 
Church, Frank Mock Sunday School Class, Circle #4, Master Gardner, member of 
the Garden Club and AARP. 
Funeral service will be held at 12:00 Noon at Queen St. United Methodist Church 
with Rev. Allen Bingham officiating. Interment will be at Pinelawn Memorial Park. 
She is survived by her husband; Royce Cameron Brinson of the home, son; Robert 
Stephen Brinson and wife Sue of Cedar Point, N.C., daughters; Meg Brinson 
Crawford of Cedar Point, N.C., and Laura Brinson Geer of Morehead City, N.C., 
sisters- in- law; Freda Brafford of Broadway, N.C. and Jean Brinson of Newport, 
N.C., six grandchildren and two great grandchildren. 
The family will receive friends 10:00 a.m. Sat-urday until service time at Queen 
St. United Methodist Church. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Queen 
St. United Methodist Church P.O. Box 508 Kinston, N.C. 28502 or to I.C.O.R. 
Arrangements are with Edwards Funeral Home. 
Published in the Free Press from 11/27/2008 - 12/1/2008


Carter, Rosa Evans 

KINSTON - Rosa Evans Carter, 65, of Kinston, died Tuesday, November 25, 2008 at 
University Health Systems Hospice Center. Rosa was the daughter of the late James 
Vander Evans and Lula Mae Browder Evans. 
She was preceded in death by two sons, Doug and Johnny Carter. 
Funeral services will be held Saturday, November 29, 2008 at 11 a.m. from Rouse 
Funeral Home with Rev. Ransome Carter and Rev. John Carter officiating. Interment
 will follow at Fairview Cemetery. 
Rosa is survived by four children, Leonard Ray Carter and wife, Ruth of La Grange, 
David Michael Carter of Kinston, Penny Blackburn and husband, Robbie of Seven 
Springs, Evan Carter of Kinston; two brothers, James and Marvin; three sisters, Linda, 
Annie Belle and Ruby; six grand-children, Crystal, David Jr., Eric, April, Kayla and 
Lynsey; four great-grandchildren, Alekzea, Jose, Michael and Lillian; special family 
friend, Robert Small of Kinston.
 The family will receive friends Friday from 7-8:30 p.m. at Rouse Funeral Home and at
other times they will be at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Ransome Carter, 2864 Cobb Road, 
Kinston, NC. Arrangements are with Rouse Funeral Home, La Grange. Sign the guest 
book at www.kinston.com.
Published in the Free Press from 11/27/2008 - 11/30/2008 



Pate, Craig Edward 

AUGUSTA, GA. - Craig Edward Pate, 46, Formally of Kinston passed away on Monday, 
November 24, 2008 at the Medical College of Georgia Hospital in Augusta, Ga. 
Craig was born in Kinston, NC on April 28, 1962 to Clarence Edward and Doris Pate. He 
was a loving son, father and grandfather. Craig enjoyed sports and spending time working 
in the yard. He was an expert craftsman with his hands, and was in the process of building 
a fence for his baby girl to protect her from the outside world as she played in the yard. 
Craig was loved by many and will be well missed by all who knew him. 
In addition to his parents, he is survived by his daughter Stormy Leigh Pate of Augusta, 
Ga., and sons Bryan Craig Pate and fianc?e Jewely Tacinelli, Chace Edward Pate and 
fianc?e Jennifer Albritton, Dustin Lee Pate and fianc?e Fiona Kissane all of Kinston; and 
his son's mother Tammy Lane; grandchildren; Vanessa Lee Pate, Mackenzie Leigh Pate, 
Cloe Elizabeth Pate, and Austin Craig Pate. Craig is also survived by his fianc?e Cheryl 
Blansett and her children Mike and Nick all of Augusta, Ga. 
Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, November 29, 2008, from the chapel 
of Garner Fu-neral Home with Joseph Howell officiating. Burial will follow the service at 
Pinelawn Memorial Park in Kinston, NC. Visitation will be Friday, November 28, 2008
 from 7:00-9:00 PM and other times at his parent's home at 1104 Dunn Road in Kinston, 
NC. In lieu of flowers a trust fund is established for Craig's daughter "Stormy" at BB&T, 
Kinston, NC. Contributions may be sent to Doris Pate, 1104 Dunn Rd., Kinston, NC 28501 
Arrangements by Garner Funeral Home. Sign the guest book at www.kinston.com.
Published in the Free Press from 11/27/2008 - 11/30/2008



Seymour, Kathryn J. 

SNOW HILL - Mrs. Kathryn Jones Seymour, 83, passed away Tuesday, November 25, 
2008, at Britthaven of Kinston. 
A native and life long resident of the Arba Community of Greene County, she was born 
March 4, 1925, the daughter of George Lynn Jones and Alma Wilson Jones. Mrs. 
Seymour was a life long member of Hull Road Free Will Baptist Church.  
Funeral services will be held 1:00 PM Friday, November 28, at Hull Road FWB Church 
with Reverend Leon Grubbs officiating. Interment will follow at the Snow Hill Cemetery. 
Mrs. Seymour was preceded in death by her first husband, Roscoe N. Askew, and a 
son, Fenton Askew. 
Her surviving family includes her husband of more than 50 years, Fred Seymour; daughter, 
Delores Askew Jones and husband, Ed of Darlington, SC; a son, Gary Askew and wife, 
Angie of LaGrange; step-daughter, Lona Seymour Sharpe of Lancaster, PA; grandchildren, 
Reynolds Askew and wife, Sherry of Kinston, Shannon Askew Sowers and husband, 
Michael of LaGrange, Roscoe Askew of Snow Hill, Julie Jones Beasley and husband, 
Wes of Florence, SC and Kristen Jones of Darlington, SC; and great-grandchildren, Nora, 
Cody, Daniel, and Ethan. 
The family will receive friends on Friday following the service at the cemetery and other 
times at the home of Gary Askew, 2125 Arba-Jason Road, LaGrange, NC. Arrangements 
by Taylor-Tyson Funeral Service. Sign the guest book at www.kinston.com. 
Published in the Free Press from 11/27/2008 - 11/30/2008







Brown, Margaret Dixon 

DOVER - Margaret Dixon Brown 89, of Hwy. 55 West Dover passed away Thursday 
November 27, 2008 at Rex Hospital in Raleigh. Margaret was a homemaker and a 
member of Lane's Chapel Church. 
Margaret is survived by her daughters Nancy Brown of Raleigh, Betty Urman and 
husband Leiva of Newton, grandson Kevin Urman of Lugoff, S.C., sister Madeline 
Register of New Bern and several nieces and nephews. 
Graveside funeral services will be held 11:00 am Monday December 1, 2008 at 
Pinelawn Memorial Park with Rev. David Harrington officiating. In lieu of flowers 
contributions may be made to Lane's Chapel Methodist Church c/o Marianna Hill 
12335 N.C. Hwy. 55 West Dover, N.C. 28526. Sign the guestbook at 
www.kinston.com.
Published in the Free Press from 11/28/2008 - 12/2/2008 






Stallings, Myrtle Christine 

DOVER - Myrtle Christine Stallings, 67, of Dover passed away on Wednesday, November 
26, 2008. She was born on December 11, 1940, to the late Harry Leo and Eula Banks 
Edwards. She was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and sister, who enjoyed 
gardening, shopping and spending time with her family and friends; she loved her pets, and 
reading scriptures from the Bible. Myrtle was loved by all and will be missed by many.
 Survivors include her daughter; Karen Quinn and husband Kenneth of Wintergreen, son; 
David Stallings and wife Milisa of Raeford and grandchildren; Jordon Quinn and wife Megan, 
Jameson Quinn and wife Katie, Casey Horne and husband Steven, Ashley, Brittney and
 Emily Stallings and great-grandchild Melissa Stallings. In addition she is survived by her 
sisters; Mary Elizabeth Stevenson and husband Jimmy of Clayton, Helen Avery of Texas, 
brothers; James Banks of Dover, Harry Edwards Jr. and wife Joyce of Kinston and special 
aunt; Lily Avery of Dover.
 A Graveside service will be held on Saturday, November 29, 2008 at Wintergreen Church 
Cemetery in Cove City with Pastor Tim Daniel officiating. The visitation will begin at 2:00 
pm, Saturday November 29, 2008 in the church and the burial to follow at 3:00 pm.
 Arrangements by Howard Carter Funeral Home. Sign the guestbook at www.kinston.com.
Published in the Free Press from 11/29/2008 - 12/2/2008 




Dudley, Ronald Lee 

LA GRANGE - Ronald Lee Dudley, 28, of 3622 Bryan Hardy Road, died Friday, Nov. 28, 
2008, at Lenoir Memorial Hospital. Arrangements are incomplete at Loftin Funeral Home 
of Kinston. 
Published in the Free Press from 11/30/2008 - 12/1/2008





Harrell, Bobby Earl 

PINK HILL - Bobby Earl Harrell, 75, of 4656 Old Pink Hill Road, died Friday, Nov. 28, 2008, 
at Pitt County Memorial Hospital. Mr. Harrell was a disabled veteran who served with the 
U.S. Navy. He was also a retired Free Will Baptist minister. 
A funeral will be held at 5 p.m. Sunday Nov. 30 at the Pink Hill Funeral Home Chapel with 
the Rev. Tony Kopanski officiating. Visitation will follow the service. Burial will take place 
at 11 a.m. Monday Dec. 1 in the Edwards Family Cemetery of Pink Hill. 
Survivors include wife Dolly W. Harrell of the home; daughter Tamara H. Howard and 
husband Glenn of Snow Hill; son John G. Harrell of Seven Springs; brothers Jimmy "Doc" 
Harrell of Wilson and J.E. Harrell of Morehead City; grandchildren Heather Wade of La Grange 
and Skyler Creech of Snow Hill; stepdaughter Annette Hardison and husband Gary of 
Richlands; stepson Joe White and wife Becky of Kinston; four step-grandchildren and five 
step-great-grandchildren. 
Published in the Free Press from 11/30/2008 - 12/3/2008 



Heath, Garland Murphy 

CLINTON - Garland Murphy Heath, 78, of 7806 Garland Highway, died Friday, Nov. 28, 
2008, at Wayne Memorial Hospital. 
A funeral was held on Saturday Nov. 29 at Crumpler-Honeycutt Funeral Home Chapel in 
Clinton with Pastor Larry Barnhill officiating. A private burial will be held. 
Survivors include wife Evelyn Marie Tyndall Heath of the home; son Danny Heath of Leland; 
sister Ozzell Kennedy of Pink Hill; stepdaughters Donna Partida of Clinton and Ann Mitchell 
of Clinton; four step-grandchildren and two step-great-grandchildren. 
The family received friends Saturday after the funeral service and other times at the home. 
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.crumpler-honeycutt.com. Arrangements by
 Crumpler-Honeycutt Funeral Home of Clinton. 
Published in the Free Press from 11/30/2008 - 12/3/2008 


Kilpatrick, Malissie 

GRIFTON - Malissie Kilpatrick, 87, of 112 Elizabeth Drive, died Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2008, 
at Britthaven of Ayden. 
The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 2 at Bread of Life Gospel Tabernacle Inc. 
with the Rev. Rouse officiating. Burial will follow in Batts Cemetery in Snow Hill. Survivors 
include her son, Herbert Mitchell of Fort Barnwell; daughters Mary Williams Swinson of
 Farmville, Deborah "Debbie" Jones of the home; eight grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; 
and three great great-grandchildren. 
Visitation will be held from 3-8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 1 at Swinson Funeral Service. 
Published in the Free Press from 11/30/2008 - 12/3/2008 




Pollock, Harold Gordon 

LA GRANGE - Harold Gordon Pollock, 80, of La Grange, died Friday evening at his home. 
Mr. Pollock was the son of the late Fred and Edna McDaniel Pollock. He was a member 
of Jason Presbyterian Church, Woodmen of the World and was a retired livestock farmer.
A service of remembrance will be held Sunday, November 30, 2008 at 3 p.m. from Rouse 
Funeral Home with Rev. Scott Hardy and Rev. Leon Grubbs officiating. 
Mr. Pollock is survived by his wife of sixty-two years, Sadie Hardy Pollock; son, Harold G. 
"Harry" Pollock Jr. and wife, Lynda of Raleigh; daughter, Becky Wade and husband, Randy 
of Snow Hill; four grandchildren, Mark Pollock and wife, Megan, Bryan Pollock, Rebecca 
Wade and Will Wade; one great-grandchild, Calyn Taylor; and two brothers, Kenneth Pollock
 of New Bern and Clifton Pollock of Trenton. 
The family will receive friends Sunday following the service of remembrance. Online 
condolences may be expressed at www.rousefh.com. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be 
made to Jason Presbyterian Church, 7383 Highway 903 South, La Grange, NC 28551 or 
Community Hospice, 518 Plaza Boulevard Suite 3, Kinston, NC 28501. 
Arrangements are with Rouse Funeral Home, La Grange. Sign the guestbook at 
www.kinston.com.
Published in the Free Press from 11/30/2008 - 12/3/2008 



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