Miscellaneous Wayne County, North Carolina Obituaries

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Friday, June 16, 2000

REBECCA H. BOWDEN 
Rebecca Heath Bowden died Monday in Brooklyn, N.Y.
The funeral will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. in the chapel of McIntyre Funeral Home. Burial will be in Old Mill Cemetery.
Surviving are two sons, Bishop Broddie Peten of Brooklyn, N.Y., and Joseph Peten Sr. of Goldsboro; one sister, Rev. Nora White of Wilson; three brothers, Jonah Heath of Brooklyn, N.Y., and Marcellus and Oscar Heath of Wilson; and seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
The viewing will be today after 2 p.m. at McIntyre Funeral Home.

MATTIE BELL EDWARDS
Mattie Bell Edwards of 802 Franklin St. died Thursday at Wayne Memorial Hospital.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Rhodes Funeral Home.

EMMA G. HALL 
Emma Lee Grantham Hall of Morehead City died today at Wayne Memorial Hospital.
She was the widow of D.J. Hall and the mother of Betty Rollins of Wayne County.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Bell Munden Funeral Home in Morehead City.>

JAMES B. KANNAN
A memorial service for James B. Kannan, 82, will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. at Seymour Funeral Home Chapel. Father Tom Norris will preside. Burial will follow in Willow Dale Cemetery.
Mr. Kannan died Friday, June 9, in Sarasota, Fla.
Formerly of Goldsboro, he was a native of Wilson County and was the son of the late Charles and Nora Rabil Kannan. He was a graduate of Westminster Choir College and worked as a school and music teacher in Princeton, N.J. He also served as choir director at St. Paul's Catholic Church and was a member of the Rotary Club of Princeton. Mr. Kannan was a member of the Catholic Church of the Incarnation in Sarasota, Fla., and the Knights of Columbus. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, having served in the Timber Wolf Division.
He is survived by sisters, Martha Painter of Sarasota, Fla., Louise Varadian of West Warwick, R.I., and Clara B. Jones of Port Charlotte, Fla.; and nine nephews and six nieces.
The family will greet friends at the cemetery following the burial.
Memorial donations may be made to St. Mary Roman Catholic Church, 1000 N. Jefferson St., Goldsboro, 27530.

ANNA MAE REGISTER
MOUNT OLIVE -- The funeral for Anna Mae Register, 40, of 920 S. Church St., will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Calypso. The Rev. Perry Carlton Jr. will officiate. Burial will be in Carver Memorial Park.
Mrs. Register died Wednesday at Wayne Memorial Hospital in Goldsboro.
She is survived by two daughters, Alika M. Register and Tasha S. Leach of the home; one son, Tony William Leach of Kingsland, Ga.; her father, Willie G. Wheeler of Dudley; nine sisters, Angeline Leach of Calypso, Willie Mae King, Barbara Parker, Hattie Wheeler, Linda Wheeler, Sandra Wheeler and Brenda Stovall of Goldsboro, Tina Wooten of Laurinburg, and Sadie Jarman of Dudley; five brothers, Willie Samuel Leach, Alton Leach and Paul Leach of Calypso, and Timothy Wheeler and Willie Wheeler Jr. of Dudley.
The viewing will be Saturday from 6 until 9 p.m. at Garris Funeral Home. At other times the family will be at the home of Angeline Leach at 105 Seller St. in Claypso

ETHEL WHITFIELD
MOUNT OLIVE -- Elderess Ethel Whitfield died Thursday at SunBridge Nursing Center. She was 92.
Funeral arrangements are pending at Garris Funeral Home.
The family will receive friends at the home of Helen Barnett at 100 Scott Circle in Dudley.

ALBERT J. WIGGINS 
WILSON -- The funeral for Albert Junior Wiggins, 51, brother of Brenda Worley of Goldsboro, died Wednesday.
The funeral will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. in the chapel of Joyner's Funeral Home. The Rev. Tom Harper will officiate. Burial will be in Wiggins Cemetery.
In addition to his sister, Mr. Wiggins is survived by his mother, Maddie Wiggins of Wilson; a son, Greg Wiggins; three other sisters, Polly Jensen of Sheboygan, Wisc., Zelda Johnson of Calypso, and Susan Stott of Wilson; a brother, Rufus Wiggins of Middlesex; and one grandchild.
The family will receive friends tonight from 7 until 9 at Joyner's Funeral Home and at other times at 4639 Landfill Road in Wilson.

CHESTER A. NORRIS JR. 
FAISON -- Deacon Chester Arthur Norris Jr., 75, of 249 David Bright Road, will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. at Burning Bush Holiness Church. The Rev. Alto Pickett will officiate. Burial will be at a later date in Mountain Grove Cemetery in Bridgeport, Conn.
Deacon Norris died Wednesday at home.
He is survived by his wife, Dr. Louise Norris of the home; three sons, Arthur Norris of Waterburg, Conn., Frank Norris of Milford, Conn., and the Rev. Lawrence Norris of Greensboro; four daughters, Minister Brendolyn Shaw of Bethel, Minister Beatrice S. Summerville of Shelton, Conn., and Bernadette Sampson and Belynda Roberts of Bridgeport, Conn.; his mother, Bonita Norris of Bridgeport, Conn.; one brother, Billy Norris of Charlotte; and 18 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
The viewing today from 5 until 7 p.m. at Garris Funeral Home and at the church one hour prior to the funeral
At other times the family will receive friends at the residence 249 David Bright Road.

Tuesday, August 15, 2000

BEATRICE H. ATKINSON 
PRINCETON -- Beatrice Howell Atkinson, 82, died Monday morning in Wake Medical Center.
The funeral will be held by the graveside on Wednesday at 3 p.m. at Princeton Cemetery.
Mrs. Atkinson was born April 17, 1918, in Wayne County, was the daughter of the late Charlie and Pennina Hollowell Howell, and was the widow of Pete Atkinson.
She is survived by three sons, Charlie Bass Jr., Silas Atkinson and Payton Atkinson of Princeton; three daughters, Clara Ann Bass of the home, Eloise Stancil of Selma, and Chellie Price of Willow Springs; and eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends tonight from 7 until 9 at Parrish Funeral Home in Princeton.

GILBERT C. BLEDSOE
Gilbert Chester Bledsoe, 80, of 2350 N. Beston Road, died Tuesday morning at Wayne Memorial Hospital.
Funeral arrangements are pending at Seymour Funeral Home.

MARGARET E. BLOSSER 
Margaret Elaine Blosser, 70, of 3329 U.S. Hwy. 117 North, died Sunday at Wayne Memorial Hospital.
The funeral will be held Wednesday at 4 p.m. in the chapel of Howell Funeral Home & Crematory in Goldsboro.
The daughter of the late Clyde and Carrie Douglas Nichols, Mrs. Blosser was born in Belmont, Ohio, on August 28, 1929. She was a former member of Blue Ridge Grange in Ohio.
She is survived by her husband, Charles S. Blosser; one son and daughter-in-law, Clinton and Val Nichols of Killeen, Texas; four daughters, Viola Nichols, and Susan Cooper and husband Tim, all of Coshocton, Ohio, Pamela "Denise" Jernigan and husband Louis of Pikeville, and Frances Mansfield and husband Richard of Rootstown, Ohio; one stepdaughter, Linda Burt of Friendly, W.Va.; one sister, Jeanetta Wilcox of Tippecanoe, Ohio; and six grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, two step-grandchildren, and one step-great-grandchild.
The family will receive friends tonight from 7 until 8:30 at Howell Funeral Home & Crematory, and at other times at the home of Pamela Jernigan at 108 W. Old Fort Road, Pikeville.
The family requests that, in lieu of flowers, contributions in Mrs. Blosser's memory be made to the American Red Cross, 300 S. William St., Goldsboro, 27530.

ROBERT B. JONES 
CHESAPEAKE, Va. -- Robert Buster Jones, 61, of 2600 North Elizabeth Harbor Dr., formerly of Pikeville, died Sunday.
The funeral will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Sturtevant Funeral Home, Bennetts Creek Chapel, in Suffolk, Va. Dr. Walter L. Coles will officiate. Burial will be in Meadowbrook Memorial Gardens.
Mr. Jones was the son of Vera Edmundson Jones of Snow Hill and the late Albert Jones. He was employed at Lucent Technologies for 36 years and was a race car driver at local tracks for many years.
In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife, Janet Caporale Jones; daughters, Stephanie J. Phelps and husband Jerry Jr., and Jennifer K. Moore and husband Barry, all of Suffolk, Va.; grandchildren, Jay and Heather Phelps and Trevor and Kristin Moore; sisters, Katie Head and husband Tommy of Snow Hill and Sarah Alexander and husband Ronald of Suffolk, Va.; brothers, Lee Jones and wife Linda of Chesapeake, Va., mother-in-law, Ilene Caporale of Chesapeake, Va.; brothers- and sisters-in-law, Joseph Caporale and wife Linda of Chesapeake, Va., Sharon White of Chesapeake, Va., and Richard Caporale and wife Shirley of Portsmouth, Va.; and many special nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Ethel Lane.
The family will receive friends tonight from 7 until 8:30 at Sturtevant Funeral Home, Bennetts Creek Chapel, in Suffolk, Va.

CHARLES W. MAYO 
FREMONT -- Charles W. Mayo, 79, of NC 581 North, died Monday.
The funeral will be held Wednesday at 7 p.m. at Shackleford Funeral Chapel with Dr. Billy Yawn officiating and John Edward Hill assisting. 
A graveside service will be held Thursday morning at 10 at Rains Crossroads Church Cemetery.
Mr. Mayo is survived by his wife, Pearl Wiggs Mayo; daughters, Judy Wilkins and Katrina Painter, both of Rosewood, and Denise Clark of Goldsboro; son, Wayne Mayo of Hastings, Fla.; sisters, Irene Howell of Pikeville, Estelle Miller of Arizona, Clyde Harvey of Goldsboro, Rachel Martin of Poquoson, Va., and Louise Hopkins of Hampton, Va.; and 11 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home following the service on Wednesday night.

LILLIAN E. MAYO 
Lillian E. Mayo, 83, of 512 Oak Forest Road, died today at home.
Her survivors include a daughter, Vilola Johnson of the home.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Lightner Memorial Funeral Home.

EDWARD J. SMITH
WARSAW -- The funeral for Deacon Edward James "E.J." Smith, 82, of 418 Perry Rivenbark Road, will be held Wednesday at 3 p.m. at Hines Chapel Free Will Baptist Church. Dr. Naverro Brown will officiate. Burial will be in Williams Cemetery.
Deacon Smith died Friday at Sampson Regional Hospital in Clinton. He was the son of the late Bennie and Mary Hines Smith. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and was a longtime member and deacon of Hines Chapel Free Will Baptist Church. He also was a member of American Legion Post #227.
He is survived by his wife, Hazel Moore Smith of the home; two daughters, Christine Atkins of Warsaw and Janice Moore of Washington, D.C.; two sons Chief Master Sgt. Dennis Smith of Montclair, N.J., and Master Sgt. Edward Smith of San Antonio Texas; and six grandchildren.
The viewing today from 4 until 7 p.m. at Garris Funeral Home. At other times the family will receive friends at the residence, and they will assemble there one hour prior to the funeral.

DAISY SOUTHERLAND
MOUNT OLIVE -- The funeral for Daisy Southerland, 92, of 306 Maple St., will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at Northeast Free Will Baptist Church. The Rev. Jesse Warren III will officiate. Burial will be in Carver Memorial Park.
Mrs. Southerland died Sunday at Wayne Memorial Hospital in Goldsboro.
She is survived by a daughter, Inez Southerland of the home; a foster daughter, Loretta Cobb of New York; 13 grandchildren, Billy Southerland of Mount Olive, Barbara King of Mount Olive, Carnell Southerland of Greensboro, Andrew "Al" Southerland of Mount Olive, Ella "Cookie" Faison of Greensboro, Clifton R. Southerland of Dudley, Lynnell Southerland of Greensboro, Linwood Southerland of South Carolina, Everette Cobb of Washington, D.C., Lamont Cobb, Lavance Cobb and Regina Cobb of New York, and Ethel Peterson of Dudley; and 16 great-grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
The viewing will be Wednesday from 3 until 7 p.m. at Garris Funeral Home in Mount Olive. At other times the family will receive friends at the residence and will assemble there one hour prior to the funeral on Thursday.

CAROLYN D. WOLFE 
WILLIS, Va. -- Carolyn D. Wolfe, 76, mother of Connie Lippert Price of Dudley, died Sunday.
She was the widow of Clark B. Wolfe Jr. and was the daughter of the late Henry and Annabel Leitner of Goodland, Kan.
In addition to her daughter, Mrs. Wolfe is survived by two sons, Giles J. Lippert Jr. of Raleigh and Steven Wolfe of Willis, Va.; a sister, Darla Mather of Sharon Springs, Kan.; three brothers, Bill Leitner of Bennington, Kan., Dean Leitner of Hemet, Calif., and Glenn Leitner of Lincoln, Neb.; and four grandchildren, Denise Lippert, Bennie Price, David Price and Scott Price.
The funeral will be held by the graveside on Thursday at 1 p.m. at the Wolfe-McPeak Cemetery in Willis, Va.
The family will receive friends Wednesday from 6 until 8 p.m. at Maberry Funeral Home in Floyd, Va.

Wednesday, October 18, 2000

MARGARET B. BATTS 
WILSON -- Margaret Bogue Batts, 90, died Tuesday at her home at 308 S. Atlantic Christian College Drive.
She was the sister of Minnie Eloshway of Goldsboro, Ruth Davis of Pikeville, Doris Parris of Stantonsburg and Myra Horton of Greenville.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter E. Batts, and is survived by their son, Gerald Batts, of the home.
The funeral will be held Thursday at 10:30 a.m. at St. Timothy's Episcopal Church. Interment will be in Maplewood Cemetery.
The family will receive friends tonight from 7 until 8:30 at Thomas-Yelverton Funeral Home.
Memorial donations may be made to St. Timothy's Episcopal Church, P.O. Box 1527, Wilson, 27894.

KATIE MAE BOBBITT 
The funeral for Katie Mae Bobbitt will be held Friday at 1 p.m. at Best Grove Missionary Baptist Church. The Rev. Joe Jackson will officiate. Burial will follow in Elmwood Cemetery.
She is survived by her mother, Lorine B. Speed of Goldsboro; one sister, Shirley S. Spruill of Goldsboro; one niece, Nicole Spruill of Atlanta, Ga.; a devoted friend, Lawrence Reynolds; and eight aunts, two uncles, and other relatives and friends.
The family will receive friends Thursday night from 7 until 8 at McIntyre Funeral Home, and at other times at 607 N. Daisy St.

ROBERT LEE BRADLEY 
TURKEY -- Robert Lee Bradley, 84, of 9350 Hwy. 24, died Thursday at Kitty Askins Hospice Center in Goldsboro.
The funeral was to be held today at 2:30 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Turkey with the Rev. Gene Alexander officiating. Burial was to be in the Devotional Gardens in Warsaw.
He is survived by one sister, Alberta Brown of Philadelphia, Pa., and several nieces and nephews.
The viewing was held Tuesday at Lightner Memorial Funeral Home.

BETTY H. BRASWELL
Betty Hadden Braswell, 59, of 924 Lake Wackena Road, died Tuesday at Wayne Memorial Hospital.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Seymour Funeral Home

MICHAEL W. CARLTON 
WARSAW -- Michael Ward Carlton, 31, passed away Tuesday, October 17, 2000, at his home.
Born December 21, 1968, to Mr. Johnny Carlton and Mrs. Connie Arnold Carlton of the Johnson Baptist Church area, Michael was a wonderful father, who deeply loved his daughters. His favorite pastime was baseball, in which he was an avid player.
Michael was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Mr. John Arnold, and his paternal grandparents, Mr. Ward H. Carlton and Mrs. Mildred G. Carlton.
Surviving Michael are his children, Miss Kaylin Nicole Carlton and mother, Billie Jo Carlton, of Warsaw, and Miss Ashleigh Brooke Carlton and mother, Diana Johnson, of Warsaw; parents, Mr. Johnny Carlton and Mrs. Connie A. Carlton of the Warsaw home; maternal grandmother, Mrs. Nettie Gore Arnold of Georgia; paternal step-grandmother, Mrs. Rachel Carlton of Warsaw; brother, Mr. Mitchell Ron Carlton of Wilmington; sister, Ms. Leigh Ann Carlton and son, D.J., of Teachey; and many special family members and friends.
Services will be at 11 Thursday morning, October 19, 2000 at Community Chapel, Community Funeral Home, 1654 Highway 24/50 East, Warsaw, North Carolina. Burial will follow at the Devotional Gardens, Highway 24/50, Warsaw, North Carolina.
Visitation will be from 7 until 9 p.m., Wednesday evening, October 18, 2000 at Community Funeral Home of Warsaw. Family and friends will be received at other times at the parents Warsaw home.
Flowers gladly accepted, but memorials may be made to the RAAB Outpatient Clinic (Oncology Dept.), c/o Carteret General Hospital, 3500 Old Arendell Street, Morehead City, North Carolina, 28557.

POLLY B. COLLIER 
KENLY -- Polly Best Collier, 88, died Monday at Wilmed Nursing Center in Wilson.
The funeral will be held by the graveside on Thursday morning at 11 in the Best Family Cemetery. The Rev. Ralph Neal will conduct the service.
Mrs. Collier was a member of White Oak Presbyterian Church and the Women's Auxiliary of Polly Watson Volunteer Fire Department.
She is survived by three daughters, Kathy Jakubowski and Virginia Owens of Wilson and Faye Neal of Gastonia; a sister, Louise Sparrow of Chapel Hill; and four grandchildren, four stepgrandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends tonight from 7 until 9 at Coley Funeral Home.

DONALD J. COOMBS 
ROANOKE RAPIDS -- Donald J. Coombs, 39, died today in an automobile accident in North Hampton County.
He was the son of Wilbur and Betty Jane Fields of Conway and the grandson of the late Lloyd and Kate Coombs of Goldsboro.
Funeral arrangements are pending at Shumate-Faulk Funeral Home of Goldsboro.

LESTER M. CORE 
Lester Merrett Core, 94, of 208 Chase Street in Eureka, died Tuesday at Wayne Memorial Hospital.
Among her survivors is a daughter, Evelyn Rowe of Eureka, and a son, Ornie Strickland Jr.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Lightner Memorial Funeral Home in Goldsboro.

JAMES S. FARLESS
James Shirley Farless, 72, of 105 Stoney Run Drive, died Tuesday at Wayne Memorial Hospital.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Seymour Funeral Home.

RUFUS GLASPIE
ROSE HILL -- The funeral for Rufus Glaspie, 76, of 163 Andrew Dixon Lane, will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at Rainbow Baptist Church in Warsaw. The Rev. Hosea Manley will officiate. Burial will be in Duplin Memorial Gardens in Wallace.
He is survived by a devoted friend, Mary M. Dixon of Rose Hill, and a stepdaughter, Cathy Morrisey of Kenansville. 
The viewing will be today from until 3 until 7 p.m. at Garris Funeral Home in Mount Olive.

DR. HOWELL W. GRIMES SR.
Dr. Howell Wooten Grimes, Sr., 89, a retired dentist, died Tuesday at Wayne Memorial Hospital. 
A native of Beaumont, Texas, he was the son of the late Dr. Jasper Grimes and Annie Pedigo Grimes . 
A graveside services will be held at the Pedigo Cemetery in Woodville, Texas. 
Dr. Grimes is survived by his daughter, Ann Grimes of Goldsboro; a son, Howell W. Grimes, Jr. and his wife, Lea LaDuke Grimes, of Houston, Texas, and one grandson, Jarred Grimes. 
Local arrangements are with Seymour Funeral Home.

EMMETT JACKSON
FAISON -- Emmett Jackson of Emmett Jackson Road died today at home.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Tyndall Funeral Home in Mount Olive.

DONALD RAY INGRAM 
BENSON -- Donald Ray Ingram, 66, formerly of Princeton, died Monday.
The funeral will be conducted Thursday at 11 a.m. in the chapel of Parrish Funeral Home in Princeton. The Rev. Billy Nowell will officiate. Burial will be in Dicy-Dunn Cemetery near Four Oaks.
Mr. Ingram was born in Johnston County and was the son of the late Elmer and Ella Mae Massengill Ingram.
He is survived by two sons, Charles Ingram of Benson and Luther Ingram of Princeton; two daughters, Kathy Holmes of Mount Olive and Tammie Stevens of Princeton; and eight grandchildren.
The family will receive friends tonight from 7 until 9 at Parrish Funeral Home in Princeton.

JOHNNY W. TAYLOR
PIKEVILLE -- Johnny W. Taylor, 57, of 1278 Capps Bridge Road, died Tuesday at Wake Medical Center in Raleigh.
The family will receive friends at the residence of Randy and Lisa Godwin, 1342 Capps Bridge Road, Pikeville.
Funeral arrangements are pending at Seymour Funeral Home.

HARRIET F. VINSON
WILSON -- Harriet Forbes Vinson, 84, died Monday at her home.
A memorial service will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at the First Christian Church of Wilson. Dr. Lynn White and Dr. Dan Hensley will officiate.
Mrs. Vinson was the widow of William Bryant Vinson of Goldsboro and was the daughter of the late Benjamin Vance Forbes and Nan Clark Forbes of Wilson County. She was She was a member of the First Christian Church of Wilson.
Surviving are two daughters, Harriet Anne Shutters of Kenesaw, Ga., and Virginia V. McNabb of Marietta, Ga.; sister, Susan Forbes of Wilson; brother, Wiley Dew Forbes of Wilson; grandchildren, Anna V. Lavelle and Daniel V. Hodge of Atlanta.
The family will receive friends at the residence at 1006 Branch Street in Wilson.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the First Christian Church, P.O. Box 2702, Wilson, 27894; or to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Drawer 9, Wilson, 27894-0009.

JOE M. WOOTEN SR.
Joe Marshall Wooten Sr., 60, of 704 S. Pineview Ave., died Tuesday at home.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete at McIntyre Funeral Home. 


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