Miscellaneous Wayne County, North Carolina Obituaries


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Sunday, August 12, 2001

Gloria Faye Wiggins Wiegand, 62, of 302 Connie Circle died Friday at Wayne Memorial Hospital. 
A member of Pine Forest United Methodist Church, she was the daughter of the late Henry and Thelma Batten Wiggins. 
Funeral services will be held Monday at 11 a.m. from the chapel of Shumate-Faulk Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Wayne Memorial Park. 
She is survived by her daughters, Dallie Pollard, Cathy Williford, Leigh Ann Sizemore, and Lesley McGary all of Goldsboro; her brother, Henry Phillip Wiggins of Kinston; her sister, Louwanna Norton of Florida; four grandchildren, Ojay Capps, Aaron Williford, Dallie McGary, and Taylor Sizemore; and two great-grandchildren, Austin Lancaster and Blake Capps. 
The family will greet friends today from 7 until 9 p.m. at the funeral home and at other times at the home. 

Bishop James Lee Melvin, a native of Sampson County, passed away on Thursday at his home. 
James was the son of the late Ransom and Emma Faircloth Melvin and was the husband of Ada Knight Melvin. 
In addition to his numerous accomplishments, Bishop Melvin proudly served the St. Mark Church of Christ for 43 years, from which he retired in 1997, honored with the title of Pastor Emeritus. Bishop Melvin's ministry spanned more than half a century. 
The receiving will be held today from 7 until 9 p.m. and his life will be celebrated on Monday at 11 a.m. Both services will be held at the Saint Mark Church of Christ, 700 W. Ash St. Bishop Chester L. Aycock, Presiding Prelate of the Goldsboro-Raleigh District Assembly, and Dr. Alton A. Smith, Pastor of the Sain Mark Church of Christ will be officiating. Interment will be at Elmwood Cemetery. 
In addition to his wife, Ada Knight Melvin, James is survived by three daughters, Valerie Melvin-Johson of Durham, Linda Melvin Rawley (Thomas) of Wilmington, Grathier Denise Saulsbury (Robert) of Owing Mills, Md.; two nieces whom he raised, Georgetta Melvin Wooten (John, Jr.) of St. Petersburg, Fla., Delia Sherard Durham of Goldsboro; a nephew whom he raised, Donald Smith, who preceded him in death, (Veasther) of Hyattsville, Md.; one brother-in-law, Irvin Knight (Martha) of Virginia Beach, Va.; two sisters-in-law, Hazel Butler of Newark, N.J., and Ethel Sherard of Goldsboro; one aunt, Kethleen Faircloth of Clinton; three granddaughters, Myranda Nicole Rawley, Shannon Marrissa Rawley, and Maya Leigh Saulsbury; a special niece whom he raised as a granddaughter, Pamela Wooten Spencer (Abram) of Greensboro; very special family friends, and a host of nieces, nephews, foster sons and daughters of the community. 
The family is being served by Lightner Memorial Funeral Home of Goldsboro.

LAGRANGE -- Elwood Wade, 71, a loving husband and father went to be with his Lord, Wednesday, August 8, 2001. 
He was born in Greene County to the late Vander and Nora Ham Wade. He was a lifetime farmer and a fifty-one year member of Bethel United Methodist Church.
Funeral services were held Saturday at 2 p.m. at Rouse Funeral Home with Rev. Sherman Guthrie officiating. Burial was at Fairview Cemetery.
He is survived by his wife, Peggy Fields Wade; three children, Elwood Wade Jr. and wife, Mauricia Wade, of LaGrange, Deloris Jernigan and husband, Ray Jernigan, of LaGrange, Chris Wade and wife, Angela Wade, of LaGrange; sister, Shirley Killette and husband, Wayne Killette, of La Grange; six grandchildren, Kevin Jernigan, Jeromy Wade, Jamie Jernigan, Ryan Wade, Hunter Wade and Jennah Wade.
The family received friends Friday from 7 until 9 p.m. at Rouse Funeral Home, and at other times at the home.
Memorials may be made to Bethel United Methodist Church Building Fund, c/o Jackie Overbee, 126 Pointe Shore Drive, Goldsboro, N.C., 27530.
Arrangements by Rouse Funeral Home, LaGrange.

MOUNT OLIVE -- Lillie Mae Kelly died Friday at Sunbridge Nursing Home in Mount Olive. Funeral arrangements are incomplete by McIntyre Funeral Home. 

CHAPEL HILL-- Mrs. Laura Stefanut, 56, died Friday at Kitty Askins Hospice Center in Goldsboro.
A native of Romania, she is the daughter of Maria P. Trambitas of Romania and the late Gheorghe Trambitas. Mrs. Stefanut was a spanish teacher with the Orange County School System.
A memorial mass will be held on Monday at 10:30 a.m. at Seymour Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. William Ruhl will preside. The family will remain following the service to receive friends.
In addition to her mother, Mrs. Stefanut is survived by her sons, Christian and Dominic Stefanut of Goldsboro; and sisters, Christina Pastior and Mihaela Rusu of Germany.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 971, Goldsboro, NC 27533.
Arrangements are with Seymour Funeral Home and Cremation Service.

Dudley -- Graveside services for Lela Mae Bragg, 98, of 161 Brewington Drive will be held Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. from the West View Cemetery in South Hill, VA with Pastor Moses Darden officiating.
Mrs. Bragg died Wednesday at Sunbridge Nursing Center. She is survived by a son, Richard Lee Bragg, Sr. of the home; one sister, Minnie L. Baskerville of South Hill, VA; ten grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
The viewing will be held Monday from 5:00-8:00 p.m. at the Garris Funeral Home Chapel, 812 S. Center Street.
Garris Funeral Home, Inc. and Oris P. Jones Funeral Home, 301 W. Atlantic St., South Hill, VA. is serving the family.

Mt. Olive -- Barry Darden of 133 East Forest Road died Friday at his home.
Among his survivors are his wife, Joyce Darden of the home. 
Funeral arrangements which are incomplete are being handled by Garris Funeral Home.

Mr. Enas Battle, 91, of 213 Shaw Street, died Friday at Wayne Memorial Hospital.
Funeral service will held 2:00 p.m. Monday, August 13, 2001 at Greenleaf Christian Church.
The Rev. William J. Barber, II will officiate. Burial will follow in Elmwood Cemetery.
Mr. Battle is survived by one daughter, Gloria Best; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.
The viewing will be from 3:00 until 9:00 p.m. Sunday, August 12, 2001. There will also be a wake from 7:00 until 8:00 Sunday, August 12, 2001 at Hamilton Funeral Chapel, Inc. The famil will assemble at 1547 Tommy's Road one hour prior to service.

Mrs. Mamie Clara Simmons, 81, died this morning at Cherry Hospital of Goldsboro. 
She is survived by her husband, Willie Simmons, Sr. 
Funeral arrangements are pending at Lightner Memorial Funeral Home and Cremation Service. 

DUNN -- Mrs. Sina Jones Warren, 91, of Katie Tart Lane, died Saturday.
Funeral services will be held Monday at 2 p.m. at Randalls Chapel Pentecostal Free Will Baptist Church with the Rev. Michael Lee and the Rev. Frank Sandy officiating. Burial will follow in Hillcrest Cemetery in Newton Grove. 
She is survived by her daughter, Sandra Strickland of Elizabeth City; sons, Dewey H. Warren of Raleigh and Ray Warren of Newton Grove; nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. 
The family will be meeting at the home of Mrs. Warren, 1745 Barefoot Rd., Newton Grove. 
Mrs. Warren was preceded in death by her husband, Mr. Lee Alton Warren; and three sons, Carroll Lee Warren, Joe Samp Warren, and Nixon Warren. 
Visitation will be held today from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. at West and Dunn Funeral Home. 
The family is being served by West and Dunn Funeral Home of Newton Grove. 

Friday, November 30, 2001

Hattie Lee Borden, 84, a former resident of The Pines, died at the Kitty Askins Hospice Center following a brief illness.
A memorial service will be held Sunday at 3 p.m. in the Black Memorial Chapel at the First Presbyterian Church with Dr. William Hufham officiating. The family will receive friends following the service.
Inurnment will be held at a later date in the First Presbyterian Columbarium.
Miss Borden was born to Sallie Lee Borden and Murray Borden. She was a retired employee of Borden Brick and Tile and was a long-standing member of the First Presbyterian Church.
She is survived by her two nephews, Thomas Cox Borden of Raleigh and Dr. Charles Leslie Britt of Williamsburg, Va.; a niece, Sally Borden Worrell of Goldsboro; and a sister-in-law, Arabel Cox Zealy of Goldsboro.
She was preceded in death by a brother, Murray Borden and a sister, Martha Lee Borden Britt.
Memorials may be made to the First Presbyterian Church, 1101 E. Ash St., Goldsboro, NC 27530.
Seymour Funeral Home is serving the family.

Andrew Preston "A.P." Howell, 80, of 622 N.C. 50 Hwy. 117, Warsaw, died Thursday morning at Kitty Askins Hospice Center. 
A graveside service will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Wayne Memorial Park with the Rev. Eduardo Gonzalez officiating.
Mr. Howell was born in Wayne County and was the son of the late James H. and Annie Vinson Howell. A U.S. Navy veteran, he retired as a supervisor at O'Berry Center and was a former carrier for the Goldsboro News-Argus.
He is survived by his wife, Sarah P. Triplett Howell; a daughter, Lib Jackson of Goldsboro; a stepson, Ernest Triplett of Goldsboro; two sisters, Ophelia Southerland and Patsy Lancaster of Goldsboro; four grandchildren, Cheryl Casey of Goldsboro, Kim Costello and Kristy Roth of Pikeville, and Woody Triplett of Outlaw, N.C.; and seven great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends tonight from 7 until 9 at Shumate-Faulk Funeral Home and at other times at the home of Cheryl and Charlie Casey, 262 Casey Dairy Road, Goldsboro.

CLINTON -- Armelia Fennell, 74, of 729 Bunting St., died Tuesday at home.
The funeral will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at Lisbon Street Baptist Church. Burial will be in Sandhills Cemetery with the Rev. H.R. Cogdell will officiating.
She is survived by one sister, Gertrude McFadden of Charlotte, and two brothers, Joseph Fennell of Carrboro and William Fennell of Newburgh, N.Y.; 
The viewing Saturday from 2 until 5 p.m. at the Lisbon Street Baptist Church.
Mount Olive Funeral Home is serving the family.

Nona Pate Sullivan, a faithful servant of Jesus Christ, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, November 29. For 74 years she lived a life blessed by the Lord, and she walked closely with Him for the last 35 years.
A native Wayne County, she was married to a devoted husband, Malcolm R. Sullivan, for 52 years. She raised two sons, Mac and Greg, who love and serve the Lord. She was an example of a virtuous woman from Proverbs 31. Verse 28 says, "Her children rise up and call her blessed, her husband also, and he praiseth her."
Nona is survived by her husband, Malcolm (Sully), her brother, Mike Pate Jr., and wife, Mary Lane; her sister, Hope Pate Schuch and husband Chuck of Chapel Hill; her son, Mac Sullivan and wife, Gray, of Goldsboro, her son, Greg Sullivan and wife, Terry, of Raleigh; and eight grandchildren who walk with the Lord: Micah, David, Joel, Daniel, and Rebekah Sullivan of Goldsboro and Andrew, Willie, and Kathryn Sullivan of Raleigh.
On Saturday, December 1st, the family will receive friends at Seymour Funeral Home from 6 until 8 p.m. On Sunday, December 2nd, at 2 p.m. her family and friends will celebrate her passage from earthly life to eternal life at Seymour Funeral Home. For Nona now sees the "glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ."
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Home Health and Hospice Care Inc., 2402 Wayne Memorial Drive, Goldsboro, N.C., 27534.

KINSTON -- Frances Faulkner Barwick, 75, of Classic Country Care, died Thursday at Lenoir Memorial Hospital.
A graveside service will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at Westview Cemetery with the Rev. Jim Tosto officiating.
A native of Lenoir County, Mrs. Barwick was the daughter of the late William A. Faulkner and Hortense Mewborn Faulkner and was married to the late Edward M. Barwick. She was a retired registered nurse with Lenoir Memorial Hospital and with Dr. Cecil Wooten.
Mrs. Barwick was a member of Hickory Grove United Methodist Church.
She is survived by her sons, Carl Franklin Barwick and his wife, Mary Helen, of New Bern and Edward Milton Barwick and wife, Laura, of Raleigh; two grandchildren, Laura Lee Honbarrier of Bethel and Debbie Audilet of New Bern; a brother, Dr. Conrad Faulkner of LaGrange; and a special niece, Paige Baker of Levelland, Texas.
Flowers are welcome or memorial donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association, North Carolina Affiliate Inc., 3109 Poplarwood Court, Suite 125, Raleigh, N.C., 27604-1043; or to the charity's of one's choice.
The family will receive friends tonight from 7 until 9 at Rouse Funeral Home, LaGrange. 

William "Will" Grimes Harding, 15, of 305 Pineland Drive, died Wednesday.
The funeral will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at St. Paul United Methodist Church. Burial will follow in Willow Dale Cemetery.
The family will receive friends tonight from 7 until 9 at the residence.
The family is being served by Seymour Funeral Home.

William David Kimley Sr., 67, died Thursday morning at his home.
A Mass of Resurrection will be held Monday at 11 a.m. at St. Mary Roman Catholic Church with the Reverend Tom Norris, O.S.F.S., presiding. Burial will follow in Pikeville Cemetery.
A native of Camden, N.J., Mr. Kimley was the son of the late Agustus Kimley and Marie Stone Kimley. He helped build the U.S.S. Kity Hawk and retired as a sherriff's officer in Camden County, N.J. He was a member of St. Mary Roman Catholic Church.
He is survived by his wife, Ethel Livingston Kimley; daughters, Rita Belvedere Smith and husband, Robert Smith, of Palmyra, N.J., and Ethel Roberts of Pikeville; son, William D. Kimley, Jr. and wife, Judy, of Pikeville; brothers, Lawrence Kimley of Ocean City, N.J., and Agustus Kimley Jr. and wife, Elaine, of Florida; sisters, Mary Alexander of Gloucester, N.J., Martha Smith of Westville, N.J., and Patricia Tighe of Berlin, N.J.; sister-in-law, Joan Schoelkopft and husband, Richard, of Florida; and grandchildren, Pamela Gerkey and husband, Joseph, Kimberly Belvedere, Tara Belvedere, Jennifer Roberts, Judy Clark and their father, Albert Belvedere Jr.; great-grandchildren, Katheryne Gerkey, Patrick William Gerkey and Bryanna Belvedere; and godchildren, Thomas Grey and wife, Nancy, Jacqueline Grey, John Grey, Alyssa Thomas Grey.
Flowers are welcome, or memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association, 3105 S. Memorial Drive S-A, Greenville, N.C., 27834; or to the American Diabetes Association, 2315 A Sunset Ave., Rocky Mount, N.C., 27804.
Condolences may be mailed to the family at PO Box 897, Pikeville, N.C., 27863.
A wake service will be held Sunday at 7 p.m. at Seymour Funeral Home and the family will receive friends afterward until 9 p.m

SEVEN SPRINGS -- Climene "Tomi" M. Lubrano, 79, died Wednesday evening at Pitt Memorial Hospital.
The funeral will be held Monday at 11 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Mount Olive with her son, the Rev. Joseph Lubrano, S.D.S., of Milwaukee, presiding. Burial will be in Wayne Memorial Park.
Mrs. Lubrano was born in Portsmouth, Va., to the late Otto and Beatrice Komer and was married to the late Bartholomew Lubrano. She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Mount Olive and T.O.P.S. and K.O.P.S.
She is also survived by another son, Anthony B. Lubrano of Fayetteville, and four grandchildren, Hannah Brock, Timothy Lubrano, Nichole Lubrano and Jessica Lubrano.
A prayer service will be held Sunday night at 8:30 at Shumate-Faulk Funeral Home and the family will be there to receive friends from 7 until 9 p.m.
The family requests that, in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made to St. Mary's Catholic Church, 311 W. Main St., Mount Olive, 28365.

Arnold Woodard Perkins, 92, died Thursday at Britthaven Nursing Home.
The funeral will be Sunday at 3:30 p.m. at Seymour Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Howard Seymour officiating. Burial will be in the Neuse Friends Meeting Cemetery.
Mr. Perkins was a native of Wayne County and was the son of the late Nathan Eugene Perkins and Nancy Jane Grantham Perkins. He was a retired farmer.
He is survived by two brothers, Eugene Perkins of Atlanta, Ga., and Elmer S. Perkins of Lawrenceville, Ga.; and three sisters, Esther P. Wilson of Raleigh, Ruth P. Samons of San Diego, Calif., and Inez P. Bush of Richmond, Va.
The family will receive friends Saturday from 6 until 8 p.m. at Seymour Funeral Home.

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