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Monday, May 22, 2017

BENNIE R. REAVES

Nov 3 1936 - May 20 2017 Bennie Ray Reaves, 80, life long resident of the Dudley and Mount Olive areas, passed away Saturday night, May 20, at Kitty Askins Hospice Center, surrounded by his loving family. His life...

SARAH ARTIS

Sarah Artis, 92, 211 Flowers Road, Mount Olive, died Saturday in Kitty Askins Hospice Center. Arrangements are pending at Haskins Funeral Home....

EVA BEST

Eva Best, 83, 312 Warren Ave., Kinston, died Sunday. Arrangements are pending at Haskins Funeral Home....

MARY KATHERINE BESTLAND

Nov. 27, 1939-May 20, 2017 Mary Katherine Bestland, 77, passed away Saturday, May 20, 2017, at Willow Creek Nursing and Rehabilitation in Goldsboro. A graveside service will be held Wednesday, May 24, 2017, at 11 a.m. at Wayne Memorial...

IRENE H. CROOM

June 28, 1925-May 20, 2017 Irene Hardy Croom, 91, Moss Hill, died Saturday. Funeral will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Rouse Funeral Home. Burial will be at Pinelawn Memorial Park of Kinston. She was born June 28, 1925,...

HILDA W. HARDY

Jan. 2, 1930-May 19, 2017 Hilda Wade Hardy, 87, Moss Hill, passed away Friday, May 19, 2017. Hilda was born Jan. 2, 1930, in Lenoir County to the late Horace Wade and Thelma Tyndall Wade. She was preceded in...

THELMA J. MOORE

Died May 19, 2017 Thelma Jean Moore, 64, Rocky Mount, N.C., passed away Friday. The funeral service is scheduled for Tuesday at 11 a.m. at St. James Christian Church, 1739 Martin Luther King Jr. Pkwy., Wilson, N.C. Services are...

MARY L. JONES MYERS

Died May 19, 2017 Mary Lou Jones Myers, 80, formerly of Scotts Store, died Friday in Columbus, Ohio. Funeral will be Thursday at 11 a.m. at Pink Hill Funeral Home. Burial will be at Jones Family Cemetery. Visitation will...

GERRY NANCE

Feb. 28, 1954-May 20, 2017 Gerry Nance, 63, Goldsboro, passed away suddenly Saturday, May 20, 2017, at his home. Gerry was born in Chadbourn, N.C., Feb. 28, 1954, to the late Villa Wilson Nance and Helen Nobles Nance. He...

JAMES E. OWENS SR.

March 27, 1966-May 17, 2017 James Edward Owens Sr., 51, formerly of Duplin County, died Wednesday at Vidant Duplin Hospital of Kenansville. Funeral will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. in J.B. Rhodes Jr. Memorial Chapel at J.B. Rhodes Funeral...

D.C. PEELER

D.C. Peeler, 87, died Sunday at Willow Creek. Arrangements are pending at Seymour Funeral Home and Cremation Service....

LILLIE REID

Lillie Reid, 76, 105 River Run Place, died today in Kitty Askins hospice center. Arrangements are pending at Haskins Funeral Home....

HORACE T. TROUBLEFIELD

Jan. 12, 1953-May 16, 2017 Horace "Tom" Thomas Troublefield, 64, died Tuesday in Selma. Funeral will be today at 2 p.m. in Howell Funeral Home chapel. Burial will be at Elmwood Cemetery. He was born Jan. 12, 1953, to...

Sunday, May 21, 2017

FRANCES M. COODY-ROWE

Jan. 22, 1927-May 17, 2017 Frances Melvin Coody-Rowe, 90, passed away peacefully at her home in Wichita surrounded by her family on May 17, 2017. She was an only child, born Jan. 22, 1927, on a farm in Wewoka,...

MARY BESTLAND

Mary Bestland, 77, died Saturday at Willow Creek Nursing and Rehabilitation. Arrangements are pending at Howell Funeral Home and Crematory....

HILDEGARD W. CLARK

Hildegard Wilhelmine Morick Clark died Friday at Kitty Askins Hospice Center. Arrangements are pending at Seymour Funeral Home and Cremation Service....

IRENE H. CROOM

Irene Hardy Croom, 91, Kinston, died Saturday in Morehead City. Arrangements are pending at Rouse Funeral Home, LaGrange....

MARY L. DIXON

Mary L. Dixon, 91, formerly of Lenoir County, died May 8 at home. Arrangements are pending at Loftin Memorial-J.B. Rhodes Funeral Home, Kinston....

MARION C. GROVER

Marion Christine Henderson Grover, 72, formerly of Wayne County, died Friday in Maryland. Arrangements are pending at J.B. Rhodes Funeral Home and Cremations....

HILDA W. HARDY

Hilda Wade Hardy, 87, Moss Hill, died Friday. Arrangements are pending at Rouse Funeral Home, LaGrange....

MARIA F. HILL

Jan. 23, 1942-May 18, 2017 Maria Fleschner Hill, age 75, died Thursday, surrounded by her family at Helping Hands Family Care Home in Goldsboro. Born in Germany, she was the daughter of the late Jakob and Gertrude Lamberty Fleschner...

VONNIE A. JONES JR.

March 19, 1953-May18, 2017 Vonnie "Tommy" Arlington Jones Jr., 64, Kenly, died Thursday at home. Graveside service will be today at 2 p.m. at the Kenly Cemetery. Visitation is from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. today at Kenly Funeral...

THELMA MOORE

Thelma Moore, 64, Rocky Mount, died Friday at Nash General Hospital. Arrangements are pending at Stevens Funeral Home, Wilson....

BOBBY A. MOYE

The Rev. Bobby A. Moye, 69, 9385 Main St., Vanceboro, died Friday at home. Arrangements are pending at Trinity Memorial Funeral Home, Kinston....

GWENDERLYN K. OATES

Gwenderlyn Knight Oates, 68, Dudley, died Saturday at Wayne UNC Health Care. Arrangements are pending at Howell Funeral Home and Crematory....

KEVIN BRUCE OGBURN

Dec. 30, 1961-May 18, 2017 Kevin Bruce Ogburn, age 55, died Thursday at home. He was born in Roanoke Rapids to Mildred Earl Shell and the late James Clifton Ogburn. He was married to Deborah Jean Mays Ogburn. Kevin...

FREDERICK C. SMITH

Aug. 17, 1928-May 18, 2017 Frederick Carlyle "Carlie" Smith, 88, of Asheboro, passed away Thursday, May 18, 2017, at Universal Healthcare in Ramseur. Graveside services will be conducted at 4 p.m., Thursday, May 25, 2017, at Randolph Memorial Park,...

MARTHA C. THORNTON

June 16, 1961-May, 18 2017 A service to celebrate the life of Martha Carol Powell Thornton will be Monday, May 22, at 7 p.m. at Tyndall Funeral Home in Mount Olive, with visitation to follow. At other times, family...

HORACE T. TROUBLEFIELD

Jan. 12, 1953-May 16, 2017 Horace "Tom" Thomas Troublefield, 64, died Tuesday in Selma. Funeral will be Monday at 2 p.m. in the Howell Funeral Home chapel. Burial will follow at Elmwood Cemetery. He was born Jan. 12, 1953,...

MILDRED WATFORD

Mildred Watford, 77, 103 Marlette Dr., died Friday at Kitty Askins Hospice Center. Arrangements are pending at Haskins Funeral Home....

RICHARD WILLIAMS

Died May 17, 2017 Richard Williams, 81, Warsaw, died Wednesday at Vidant Duplin Hospital, Kenansville. Funeral will be Tuesday at 1 p.m. at First Missionary Baptist Church, Warsaw. Burial will be at Martin Family Cemetery, Warsaw. Arrangements by Jack...

Friday, May 19, 2017

GLADYS L. BARNES

Jan. 11, 1930-May 18, 2017 Gladys Leggett Barnes, 87, Kenly, died Thursday at SECU Hospice House of Smithfield. Graveside service will be Saturday at 10 a.m. at Pinecrest Memorial Gardens, with the Rev. Curtis Jones officiating. She was born...

JESSIE M. BEST

Died May 11, 2017 Jessie Mae Best, 92, 835 E. Wards Bridge Road, Kenansville, died May 11 at Kitty Askins Hospice Center. Funeral will be Saturday at 2 p.m. at St. James AME Church of Kenansville. Burial will be...

PEARLINE R. FAISON

Pearline R. Faison, 78, 605 E. Walnut St., died Thursday at Kitty Askins Hospice Center. Arrangements are pending at J.B. Rhodes Funeral Home and Cremations....

WILLIAM H. GLOVER

Died May 15, 2017 William H. Glover, 82, Magnolia, died Monday at Lower Cape Fear Hospice in Wilmington. Funeral will be at First Baptist Church of Kenansville Sunday at 12:30 p.m. Burial will be at Sloan Family Cemetery in...

PRATHA L. CHASTEN HATCHER

Died May 17, 2017 Pratha Lee Chasten Hatcher, 78, Rose Hill, died Wednesday at New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington. Funeral will be at First Baptist Church of Rose Hill Tuesday at 1 p.m. Burial will be at...

MARIA HILL

Maria Hill, 75, died Thursday at Helping Hands Family Care Home. Arrangements are pending at Shumate-Faulk Funeral Home and Crematory....

BRANDON R. JONES

Died May 14, 2017 Brandon Rashead Jones, 23, died Sunday. Funeral will be Sunday at St. James Church of Christ Disciples of Christ at 3 p.m. Interment will be in Fremont Cemetery. He was the son of Francine Jones...

BOSS J. KENION

Died May 14, 2017 Apostle Boss Junior Kenion, 68, 1714 Harrell St., died Sunday at home. Funeral will be Saturday at 1 p.m. at God's House of Prayer. Interment will be at Eastern Carolina State Veterans Cemetery. He is...

TRAVON R. MARLOWE

Travon Ramere Marlowe, 22, died Saturday at Carolina East Medical Center of New Bern. Arrangements are pending at Loftin Memorial-J.B. Rhodes Funeral Home of Kinston....

KEVIN BRUCE OGBURN

Dec. 30, 1961-May 18, 2017 Kevin Bruce Ogburn, 55, died Thursday at home. He was born in Roanoke Rapids to Mildred Earl Shell and the late James Clifton Obgurn. He was married to Deborah Jean Mays Ogburn. A member...

ELVA HARPER PARKER

Oct. 16, 1931-May 16, 2017 Elva Harper was born in Pikeville, Wayne County, to Adrian Harper and Beatrice Aycock Harper. She grew up in Nahunta with three brothers, Fred, Afton and David. In 1961, she married Robert V. Parker,...

THELMA E. HALL PENDLETON

Died May 9, 2017 Thelma Elizabeth Hall Pendleton, 96, Jonesboro, Ga., died May 9 at Southern Crescent Hospital in Riverdale, Ga. Funeral will be at Church of God and True Holiness Church in Beulaville Saturday at 11 am. Burial...

CLYDE D. SIMMONS

Died May 14, 2017 Clyde D. Simmons, 63, died Sunday at Washington Memorial Hospital in Washington, D.C. Funeral will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Heath's Chapel Abundant Life Church Ministries of Kinston. Burial will be in Lodge Hall Cemetery...

HORACE T. TROUBLEFIELD

Horace "Tom" Thomas Troublefield, 64, died Tuesday in Selma. Arrangements are pending at Howell Funeral Home and Crematory....

BRENDA M. WATKINS

Brenda M. Watkins died today at Wayne UNC Health Care. Arrangements are pending at Britt Funeral Home and Cremation Service of LaGrange....

BESSIE O. WEEKS

Sept. 1, 1922-May 16, 2017 Bessie Outlaw Weeks, 94, Seven Springs, died Tuesday. Graveside service will be today at 2 p.m. at Pinelawn Memorial Park, with the Rev. Ashley Summerlin officiating. She was born Sept. 1, 1922, in Wayne...

JACQUELINE R. WINSTEAD

Died May 14, 2017 Jacqueline Ramona Winstead, 44, 103 Bel Air Drive, Walstonburg, died Sunday. Funeral will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Vaughn's Chapel Church of Elm City, with Bishop Linwood Batts officiating. Interment will be in Sane Williams...