Miscellaneous Wayne County, North Carolina Obituaries

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December 4, 2002

ROSETTA ALFORD
Rosetta Melvin Alford, 83, died Monday at Wayne Memorial Hospital.
The funeral will be conducted at noon on Thursday at Hamilton Funeral Chapel. The Rev. Alexander Cox will officiate. Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery.
The viewing will be today from 3 until 9 p.m. at Hamilton Funeral Chapel. The family will be at 405 Miller Avenue in Goldsboro.

LAURA ARTIS
Laura Hinnant Artis, 55, of 144 Eastern Place, died Monday afternoon at Wayne Memorial Hospital.
The funeral will be held Thursday at 1 p.m. in the chapel of Howell Funeral Home & Crematory in Goldsboro. Interment will follow at Fremont Cemetery.
Ms. Artis was born in Wilson County on June 19, 1947, to the late Garland and Edna Newsome Hinnant and was the widow of Bobby Artis. 
She is survived by three sisters, Ronda Shirley Hinnant of Goldsboro, Carolyn Jean Brown on Chester, S.C., and Jackie Yvette Batts of Dale City, Va.; two brothers, Bobby Harrel Hinnant of Goldsboro and James Matthew Hinnant of Baltimore, Md.; and nine nieces; three great-nieces; one nephew; four great-nephews; and a host of aunts, uncles, and other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Bobby Artis.
The family will receive friends today from 4 until 7 p.m. at Howell Funeral Home & Crematory in Goldsboro.
Condolences to the Artis family may be sent via e-mail to howellfh@earthlink.net.

WILLIAM BELL
CLINTON -- William C. Bell, 66, died Sunday at in Cape Fear Valley Medical Center in Fayetteville.
The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday in Poplar Grove Baptist Church in Faison with the Rev. Willie Alford officiating. Burial will be in the Bell family cemetery in Faison.
Mr. Bell is survived by five daughters, Angela Bell, Connie Bell, Lorine Bell and Nadine Bell, all of Clinton, and Valinda Austin of Mount Olive; a son, William Bell of Clinton; two sisters, Geneva Williams and Katie Smith, both of Clinton; two brothers, Henry Bell of Clinton and John Bell of Goldsboro; and 17 grandchildren.
The viewing will be held today from 1 to 6 p.m. at Brock Memorial & Worley Funeral Home in Clinton.

GEORGE BLACKMAN JR.
George Murray Blackman Jr., 69, a native of Goldsboro and a resident of Greenbackville, Va., died Thursday, November 7th, 2002.
Born in Goldsboro, N.C., he was the eldest son of George Murray and Thelma Rogers Blackman. After loosing his father at age 14, he helped support his family by working while attending Goldsboro High School, graduating in 1951. Mr. Blackman served in the U.S. Air Force for twenty years, finishing with an assignment at the Pentagon. He worked for the U.S. Treasury Department in Customs and in Financial Management Services. At 55 he retired from professional life. His love of hunting, fishing and crabbing drew him to the Eastern Shore where he settled in Greenbackville, Va. He spoke of Goldsboro with great fondness throughout his life, of his friends and family there and of the wholesome upbringing given to kids when he grew up there. He was proud of his hometown. 
Mr. Blackman is survived by a former wife, Victoria Blackman of Annandale, Va.; a son, George Murray Blackman III and his wife of Kempton, Ill.; a brother, Walter Rawlings Blackman and his wife of Gainesville, Fla.; a sister, Mary Francis Nix and her husband of Belvedere, S.C.; a "sister" (cousin), Fran Rogers McNeill and her husband of Camarillo, Calif.; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives. 
An inurnment service with military honors will be held at Arlington National Cemetery in the Columbarium on Wednesday, December 11, at 11 a.m. Arrive no later than 10:15 a.m. at the Administration Building. For questions about the service, call 703-750-2344.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that expressions of sympathy be made to the Hospice of the Eastern Shore, P.O. Box 332, Onancock, Va., 23417, or to your local hospice

DONALD HARDISON
KENANSVILLE -- Donald Dewitt Hardison, 56, died Monday at work.
The funeral was held today 11 a.m. in the chapel of Community Funeral Home, Warsaw. The Rev. Robert Bandy officiated. Burial will be in Rockfish Cemetery, Wallace.
Mr. Hardison was born on February 12, 1946, to the late Kinchen Sydney Hardison and Eva Sellers Hardison of Duplin County. He was well known as the former co-owner of The Golden Skillet of Warsaw and Wallace for 20 years. He had owned and operated D and B Farms since 1991. He was a member of Unity United Methodist Church, the National Pork Council, the Wolfpack Club, and the Cause Way Shag Club.
He is survived by his wife, Estelle Maria "Bunnie" Richert Hardison of the home; two sons, Dr. Christopher Duane Hardison and Jeffrey Dean Hardison and wife, Valerie, of Kenansville; two grandchildren, Evan Michael Hardison and Ashland Deane Hardison; one sister, Hilda Hardison Sholar of Rose Hill; one niece, Cindy Sholar Dail and husband, Mac, of Warsaw; and one nephew, Dewitt Sholar and wife, Alicia, of Rose Hill.
The family received friends Tuesday night from 7 until 9 at Community Funeral Home, and other times at the home at 184 Dr. Williams Road.

VIRGINIA LEE
Virginia Lee, 67, of 122 Dupont Circle, died Monday at Wayne Memorial Hospital.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Hamilton Funeral Chapel.

DOROTHY MOORE
KENANSVILLE -- Dorothy Moore of Brooklyn, N.Y., formerly of Kenansville, died Monday at New York Methodist Hospital.
Funeral arrangements are pending at Garris Funeral Home in Mount Olive.

ELLEN H. MOYE
LAGRANGE -- Ellen Harrison Moye, 93, of 713 Ed Moye Road, left this earth to go home on Monday, December 2, 2002.
She was born February 14, 1909, the daughter of the late Zeb and Ida Harrison. She will be remembered for her great love of farming and family. She taught many people how to work on a farm and live the "country life." She was wife of the late William D. "Jack" Moye.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, December 5, 2002 at 11 a.m. at Hull Road Free Will Baptist Church with the Rev. Leon Grubbs officiating. Burial will follow in Mewborn Cemetery.
She is survived by her only son, William D. "Billy" Moye Jr. and wife, Susan; a special "son", Michael Cable of Kernersville; two grandchildren, Jennifer Ellen Moye and William D. "Jack" Moye III, both of the home; two sisters, Nan H. Jones of Arba and Bebe H. Allen of Kinston; brother, George Harrison and wife, Betty, of Arba; a special sister-in-law, Ethel C. Harrison of Arba; special caregivers during her time of declining health, Mattie, Marisia and Carol.
She had many nieces, nephews and special friends who spent time with her and whose lives she touched.
A special thanks to Greene County Home Health Care and Beverly Home Health and Hospice for their assistance.
The family will receive friends Wednesday from 7 until 9 p.m. at Rouse Funeral Home and at other times they will be at the home of Mr. And Mrs. Billy Moye, 713 Ed Moye Road, Jason Community.
Flowers are welcome or memorials may be made to Hull Road F.W.B. Church Building Fund.
Arrangements are by Rouse Funeral Home, LaGrange.
Written & Paid by the Family 

BEDFORD OAKLEY
Bedford Calvin Oakley, age 86, of Britthaven of Goldsboro, died Tuesday morning at Wayne Memorial Hospital.
He was born in Person County to the late Calvin Moses and Mary Ella Harris Oakley and was married to the late Nedra Deans Oakley.
A graveside service will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at Wayne Memorial Park with Frank Flowers officiating.
Mr. Oakley is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, Dwight Lee and Angela Oakley of Goldsboro; one sister, Helen Wilkins of Sanford; and three grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by one brother, Clarence Oakley.
The family will receive friends tonight from 7 until 8 at Shumate-Faulk Funeral Home and at other times at the home of Dwight and Angela Oakley, 1028 NC 581 North, Goldsboro.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to the National Kidney Foundation, 30 East 33rd St., Suite 1100, New York, N.Y., 10016.

ULYSSES PERRY
Ulysses Perry, 54, of 704-B Claiborne St., died Monday evening at Wayne Memorial Hospital.
The family will receive friends at the home of his sister, Ruth Bunn, 912-B Hugh Street in Goldsboro.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Howell Funeral Home & Crematory in Goldsboro.

NINA SAMPSON
Nina Thompson Sampson, 91, of 2501 Hwy. 403, Faison, died Thursday at Sampson Regional Hospital in Clinton.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Hamilton Funeral Chapel in Goldsboro.

J.B. SASSER
James B. Sasser, 80, of 6749 N. Church St., Grifton, died Tuesday at Pitt Memorial Hospital in Greenville.
A native of Wayne County, he was the son of the late Levi Beverly Sasser and Loma Grantham Sasser and was married to the late Myrtle Evans Sasser. Mr. Sasser was retired from Dupont and had also worked as a carpenter. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Grifton, where he had served as a deacon. Mr. Sasser was a Navy veteran of World War II having served in the Pacific and was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. He also volunteered with Meals on Wheels. 
The funeral will be held Thursday at noon at Seymour Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. John Hackworth officiating . Burial will follow in the Pilkington Cemetery in Pine Level. 
Mr. Sasser is survived by his daughters, Kaye Everett and husband Bill of Ayden and Gail Sabino and husband Jim of Raleigh; three grandchildren, Jessica Everett Wahler, Jereme Lovelace and Torie Mae Sabino, all of Raleigh; and many nieces and nephews. 
The family will receive friends Wednesday from 7 until 9 p.m. at Seymour Funeral Home, and at other times at the residence. 

JACOB VANN
WARSAW -- Jacob Vann, 69, of 232 Sam Miller Road, died Monday at Duplin 
The funeral will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at Hines Chapel Free Will Baptist Church. Elder Braxton Frederick will officiate. Burial will be in the Vann Cemetery.
He is survived by his wife, Virginia Vann; four daughters, Debbie Frederick, Cynthia Lee and Jackie Holmes of Warsaw and Gail Vann of New York; one son, Michael Vann of Warsaw; one brother, Franklin Lee Vann of New York; six sisters, Teener Vann of the home, Gertrude Vann, Mary Morrisey, Mabel Vann and Rosetta Stewart of Warsaw and Lonnie Kornegay of Washington, D.C.; and nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
The viewing will be today from 3 until 7 p.m. at Garris Funeral Home in Mount Olive. At other times the family will receive friends at the home.

DANIEL SUTTON
MOUNT OLIVE -- Daniel Becton Sutton, 22, of 455 Carter-Thigpen Road, died Tuesday morning at the University of North Carolina Hospitals in Chapel Hill after a courageous battle with muscular dystrophy.
He is survived by his parents, Donald and Jill Bowden Sutton of the home; a sister, Regina Dawn Sutton of the home; his paternal grandparents, Ivey Harold and Annie Lois Thigpen Sutton of Mount Olive; his uncles and aunts, Roy Lee and Lisa Bowden, and Rachel Carter of Mount Olive, Thomas and Ketia Sutton of Goldsboro, and James Arthur and Patricia Bowden of Mount Olive.
He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Willie Arthur and Retha Whaley Bowden; and an uncle and aunt, Joseph and Betty Jean Pike.
Daniel was member of the 1999 graduating class of North Duplin High School. He was an honorary citizen of Mount Olive and an honorary member of the Mount Olive Fire Dept. and the Duplin County Sheriff's Explorer's Club. He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.
Funeral services will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday in the chapel of Tyndall Funeral Home. Bishop Jimmy Herring will lead the service. The family will receive friends afterward.
A committal service will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Thigpen Family Cemetery at the home.
Memorials may be made to the Muscular Dystrophy Association, c/o First Union Bank, 3750 Oleander Drive, Wilmington, N.C., 28403.

Friday, January 31, 2003

HETTIE AMMONS
MOUNT OLIVE -- The funeral for Hettie Adell Ammons, 84, of 137 Keith Beaver Lane, will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. at Smith Chapel Free Will Baptist Church. The Rev. Antonio Blow will conduct the service. Burial will be in Rhodes Cemetery.
Mrs. Ammons died Tuesday at Sunbridge Nursing Center. 
She is survived by eight daughters, Jessie Mae King of Kinston, Lillie B. Ammons and Roberta Ammons of the home, Annette Ammons, Earlina Robinson and Bobbie Ammons of Mount Olive, Audrey Ammons of New York and Jannette Evans of Beulaville; four sons, John R. Ammons of Kinston, Ross Ammons, Donald R. Ammons and Stanley Ammons of Mount Olive; two sisters, Lou Bertha Miller of Norfolk, Va., and Edna Cockfield of Peoria, Ill.; and 18 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.
The viewing will be today from 3 until 7 p.m. at Garris Funeral Home, 812 S. Center St., Mount Olive.

BEULAH BOWDEN
The funeral for Beulah Bowden, 66, will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. at Atkinson Chapel Missionary Baptist Church, 634 S. Oak Forest Road. The Rev. Michael Johnson will officiate. Burial will be in Old Mill Cemetery.
Miss Bowden, who lived at 5718 North Lambert Street in Philadelphia, died Jan. 25, at Albert Einstein Medical Center.
She is survived by three sisters, Nellie B. Massey of San Antonio, Texas, Gloria Williams of Philadelphia and Mary F. Edwards of Fayetteville; and two brothers, Joseph F. Bowden of Goldsboro and Leron Ferrell of Chelishurst, N.J.
The viewing will be today from 2 until 8 p.m. at Lightner Memorial Funeral Home and the family will be there to receive friends from 7 until 8 p.m.

GRADY COPPLE
Retired U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Grady Douglas Copple, 64, died Thursday at his home.
The funeral will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. in the chapel of Shumate-Faulk Funeral Home with the Rev. Gary Bailey officiating. Entombment, with full military honors, will follow in Wayne Memorial Park Mausoleum.
Mr. Copple was born in Thomasville and was the son of Edith Copple of Orlando, Fla., and the late Charles Austin Copple. He was a past member of the Berkeley Civitan Club and the Berkeley Civitan Clowns and manager of the Litchfield Theatres. 
In addition to his mother, Mr. Copple is survived by his wife, Fonnie Copple; two sons, Jeffrey Copple of Sacramento, Calif., and Darrell Copple of Pikeville; two sisters, Nancy O'Hearn of Orlando, Fla., and Linda Todd of Sumter, S.C.; four grandchildren, Constance "CJ" Copple, Eric Copple, Jordan Copple and Cody Copple; and four step-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends tonight from 7 until 9 at Shumate-Faulk Funeral Home.
Memorial gifts may be directed to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 971, Goldsboro, N.C., 27533.

TOMMY FAISON
TURKEY -- Tommy Faison, 41, of 160 Carroll St., died Sunday at Sampson Regional Medical Center in Clinton.
The funeral will be conducted Saturday at 1 p.m. at Greater Six Run Missionary Baptist Church. The Rev. Leslie Morrisey will officiate. Burial will be in Hillcrest Memorial Park in Clinton.
Mr. Faison is survived by two daughters, Laqusia Wallace and Victoria Smith of Clinton; his father, Thomas Smith of Turkey; three sisters, Dorothy R. Faison of Mount Olive and Linda Faison and Cynthia Johnson of Clinton; a brother, Jimmie R. Faison of Snow Hill; and his grandmother, Catherine Faison of Turkey.
The viewing will be held today from 1 to 6 p.m. at Brock Memorial & Worley Funeral Home in Clinton, and the family will be there to receive friends from 5 until 6 p.m.

NATHAN GARNER
MOUNT OLIVE -- The funeral for Nathan Louis Garner, 91, will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Tyndall Funeral Home. Burial, with military honors and Masonic rites, will be in the Howell Garner Cemetery in the Garner's Chapel community in Duplin County.
Mr. Garner died Tuesday in Albuquerque, New Mexico, where he had lived since November, 2001.
He lived in Fayetteville for many years before moving to Albuquerque. A retired U.S. Army master sergeant, he was a World War II Prisoner of War and a survivor of the Bataan Death March. He was a 50-year member of the Masonic Lodge in Mount Olive and New Bern and the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
He was the son of the late Wellie H. and Julie Jones Garner and the husband of the late Mae Wells Garner.
He is survived by two daughters, Gilda Lewis and husband Bob of Richmond, Va., and Natha Silva of Albuquerque, N.M.; a granddaughter, Daniele Delarivas and husband, Capt. Andrew Delarivas, of Port Hueneme, Calif.; a great-granddaughter, Sophia Elizabeth Delarivas; a sister, Lyvonne Price of Seven Springs; numerous nieces, nephews, and friends, and his dogs, Molly, Clyde, and Peaches.
The family will receive friends at Tyndall Funeral Home one hour prior to the funeral on Saturday.

JAMES JOHNSON
James Johnson of 269 O'Berry Road, Dudley, died today at Wayne Memorial Hospital.
Funeral arrangements are pending at Rhodes Funeral Home in Goldsboro.

TRAVIS JOHNSON
The funeral for Travis Johnson was held today at 1 p.m. at Christ Memorial Church.
He is survived by his mother, Julia Johnson, and his father, Joe Johnson, both of Goldsboro; two brothers, Richard E. Bynum and Joe Johnson; and three sisters, Sylvia Artis, Shawana Deans and Michelle Branch.
The viewing was held Thursday from 2 until 7 p.m. at McIntrye Funeral Home with the family receiving friends there from 6 until 7 p.m.

ROBERT LEWIS
FAISON -- The funeral for Robert Lee Lewis, 73, of 10106 Faison Highway, will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at Poplar Grove Baptist Church. The Rev. Willie Alford will officiate. Burial will be in Cobb Cemetery.
Mr. Lewis died Tuesday at Wayne Memorial Hospital in Goldsboro.
He is survived by three sons, Robert Lewis Jr. of Summerville, S.C., and Thomas Earl Lewis and Wayne Dwight Faison of Faison; three daughters, Tessie L. Waymon, Patricia Lewis-Jones and Blonny Aycock of Faison; and two brothers, Luther Lewis of Jamacia, N.Y., and Ernest Lewis of Richmond, Va.; three sisters, Alice Hobbs of South Carolina, Lettie Armwood and Elma McCalop of Faison; and 15 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
The viewing will be Saturday from 2 until 6 p.m. at Garris Funeral Home in Mount Olive, and the family will be there to receive friends from 5 until 6 p.m.

ANNIE McNEIL
Annie Brewington McNeil, 69, died Monday at Wayne Memorial Hospital.
The funeral will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. in the chapel of Howell Funeral Home & Crematory. Minister Lamont Brewington will officiate. Interment will follow at Elmwood Cemetery.
Mrs. McNeil was born in Wayne County on Dec. 24, 1933, to the late Edward and Oletha Brewington Sr. She was a member of Zion Baptist Church in Brooklyn, N.Y.. After retiring from Merrill Lynch, she relocated to Goldsboro and attended Praise, Worship and Revival Center.
She is survived by one son, Gary Davis of Goldsboro; two daughters, Linda Robertson and husband, Leon, of Eagle River, Alaska, and Delisa Jackson of Anchorage, Alaska; two sisters, Inez Covington of Anchorage, Alaska and Vera Logan and husband, James, of Goldsboro; five brothers, Edward Brewington Jr. and wife, Margaret, of Goldsboro, Reverend Clifton Brewington and wife, Portia, of Goldsboro, Willie Brewington of Richmond, Va., Lamont Brewington of Goldsboro, and Kenneth Brewington of Anchorage, Alaska; four grandchildren, Ben, Krystle, Antwan, and Le'Ierra, all of Anchorage, Alaska; one aunt, Lenora Holmes of Brooklyn, New York; two uncles, William McCoy and wife, Christine of Goldsboro and George McCoy of Goldsboro; and two adopted sisters, Doretha Brown and Joyce Parker of Goldsboro.
The family will receive friends on Saturday at Howell Funeral Home one hour prior to the funeral.
Condolences to the McNeil family may be sent via e-mail to howellfh@earthlink.net

FRANKLIN PETERSON
MOUNT OLIVE -- Elbert Franklin "Frank" Peterson Jr., 56, of 3652 Emmaus Church Road, Mount Olive, died Thursday night in SunBridge Care and Rehabilitation Center.
The funeral will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday in the chapel of Tyndall Funeral Home with the Rev. Doug Bartlett and the Rev. Bobby Howard officiating. Interment will be in the Clinton City Cemetery.
Mr. Peterson was a native of Sampson County and was the son of the late Elbert Franklin and Ossie Falls Peterson. He was a U. S. Army veteran and had been employed by Ace Hardware Store in Clinton and the Wayne County Landfill maintenance department.
He is survived by his wife, Judy Jones Peterson of the home; a stepson, Billy Bennett of Mount Olive; a stepdaughter, Wendy B. Davidson of Mount Olive; a stepgrandchild, E. J. Davidson; and two sisters, Patty P. Merritt of Wilmington and Linda P. Meeks of Henry, Va.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the service, and other times at the home.

T.E. SHERMAN SR.
T.E. "Red" Sherman, Sr., 77, of 316 E. Holly Street, died Thursday at Pitt Memorial Hospital.
A graveside service will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. at Wayne Memorial Park with the Rev. Phillip Jethro officiating. 
Mr. Sherman was a native of New Hanover County. He was the son of the late Howard and Lottie Sherman and was married to the late Georgia Witherington Sherman. Mr. Sherman was a retired superintendent with Brewer Paint and Wallpaper in Rocky Mount. He was a United States Navy Veteran serving during World War II and was a member of the Veteran of Foreign Wars and the American Legion.
He is survived by four sons, Keith Sherman and fiancee, Karen Hodges, of Goldsboro, Mike Sherman and friend, Brenda Marsh, of Rocky Mount, Scott Sherman of Goldsboro and Doug Sherman of Oakridge, Tenn.; a daughter, Wanda S. Harris and husband, Tom, of Louisburg; three grandchildren, Brandon Sherman of Goldsboro, Kyle Sherman and Amy Sherman of Oakridge, Tenn.; and a great-grandchild, Brianna Sherman. He is also survived by his sisters, Hazel Hopkins and husband, Otis, and Gladys Williams of Newport News, Va.
He was preceded in death by a son, Thurman Earl Sherman Jr., his brothers, Carl Sherman and Clifton Sherman; and a sister, Mildred Sherman.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association. 3015 S. Memorial Drive,S-A, Greenville, N.C. 27834.
The family will greet friends at the residence of his son, Keith and Karen Sherman, 2013 Azalea Drive, Goldsboro.

ANNIE MAE WOOTEN
Annie Mae Wooten, of 174 Mount Carmel Church Road, Pikeville, died Thursday at Wayne Memorial Hospital.
Funeral arrangements are pending at Rhodes Funeral Home in Goldsboro.

WILLIAM S. EDWARDS
William Sanford Edwards died today at Kitty Askins Hospice Center.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Howell Funeral Home & Crematory in Goldsboro.

JODY MORRISON
Funeral services for William "Jody" Morrison will be held tonight at 7 in the chapel of Howell Funeral Home & Crematory in Goldsboro with visitation following.





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