Walter Sanders
Funeral Home


302 S. Brightleaf Blvd.
Smithfield, NC 27577

(919) 934-6661

Fax: (919) 934-0583

 
 

Obituaries: They Left Us Too Soon...

 
 

Mrs. Carolyn Ann Byrd-Stevens, age 68 transitioned from labor to reward Wednesday November 30, 2016 at Wake Medical Center Raleigh, NC after battling a long illness. Carolyn was born to Owen and Arletha Byrd in Johnston County December 29, 1947.

Funeral services are planned for Sunday December 4, 2016 at Mt. Zion Church of Deliverance 908 South Ave Smithfield, NC starting at 2:00pm. There will be a walk-thru viewing at the Walter Sanders Funeral Home Chapel Saturday Dec.3, 2016 from 4:00pm until 7:00pm.

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Family or Deceased Name:Carolyn Steven
Message:It is with deep regret of you leaving but God knows best. You will be missed.
Your Name:Roosevelt Mcclearn
Date:12-03-2016

Family or Deceased Name:Carolyn Ann Byrd-Stevens
Message:Our sincere Deep Sympathy is Always with the Family
Your Name:Evelyn Douglas Jasper, Manhattan, Kansas
Date: 12-3-2016

 

 
 

Ruby Mae Newkirk, age 84 a resident of Smithfield Manor, Smithfield, NC departed this life on Wednesday November 30, 2016 after battling a long term illness. Mrs. Newkirk was born April 8, 1932 in Johnston County to Arthur and Ludie Penny.

Prior to her decline in health, Mrs. Newkirk was very active in her church Springfield Baptist Church of Raleigh, NC. She also served as a public school teacher for more than thirty years.

She was preceded in death by her parents Arthur and Ludie Penny, sisters Katherine Richardson, Estella Jackson, Elizabeth Williams, Lena Wallace, Armatha Moore, Julie Meyers, brothers Burnice Penny, Arthur Penny, Jason Penny, Edward Penny, Robert Penny, Lawrence Cotton, spouse Usher Newkirk, and son David Newkirk.

Funeral services for Mrs. Newkirk are scheduled for 1:00pm Friday December 9, 2016 at Springfield Baptist Church 4309 Auburn Knightdale Rd. Raleigh, NC 27610. Viewing/visitation will be Thursday December 8th at Walter Sanders Funeral Home from 6:00pm until 8:00pm.


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Family or Deceased Name: Ruby Newkirk
Message: Rest in Peace, Mrs. Newkirk
Your Name: Sherry Phillips
Date: 12-05-2016

Family or Deceased Name: Mrs. Ruby Mae Penny Newkirk
Message: Rest in Peace, Aunt Ruby.
Your Name: Laurie Newkirk
Date: 12-04-2016
Family or Deceased Name: Ruby Newkirk
Message: RIP
Your Name: Joyce B. Hinton
Date: 12-04-2016

Family or Deceased Name:Ruby Newkirk
Message:RIP
Your Name:Dorothy Jiles Evans
Date: 12-03-2016
Family or Deceased Name:Ruby Newkirk
Message:RIP
Your Name:Rev. Otis G Byrd
Date:

Family or Deceased Name:Ruby Penny Newkirk
Message:We will miss you.
Your Name:Your niece, Sonja
Date:12-03-2016






 

 
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We regret to inform you of the passing of Ms. Wanda Isom Cruz, age 61 of Clayton, NC. Ms. Cruz transitioned Wednesday November 23rd at Johnston Medical Center Smithfield, NC.

Funeral Services for Ms. Cruz will be held Sat. Dec. 3rd at the Walter Sanders Funeral Home Chapel 302 S. Bright Leaf Blvd., Smithfield, NC. Viewing will begin at 11:30 am followed by Eulogistic Services at 12:00 noon.


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Family or Deceased Name:Alice Reid
Message:so sorry to hear about your loss, the family is in our prayers.
Your Name:Bobby & Sabrina
Date:12-03-2016

 

 
 
Ms. Alice Latricia Reid was born December 5, 1973 in Bennettsville, South Carolina and departed this life Saturday November 19, 2016 at her home in Benson, NC. She was the daughter of Ella Ross and Ebbie Reid (deceased).

Alice attended school in Marlboro County South Carolina and later moved to Johnston County North Carolina to be closer to her father.

She was a devoted member of Bentonville Disciples of Christ Church of Four Oaks, NC. Ms. Reid was employed by McDonald’s in Benson and very much enjoyed her work.

Ms. Reid leaves to cherish her memories, her mother Ms. Ella Ross, three children Latifah Graves Nixon (Andre’), Jasmine Lakele Reid, Tyrone Dermott Speller Jr., five siblings Shaskislyn Reid, James Rogers, Tarka Watson, Deane Reid, Dana Reid Quentericia Watson (deceased), four grandchildren, her Fiancé Deron Lafayette George Sr., special mom Sarah Carter, and a host of other relatives and friends.

Services are scheduled for 2:00pm Sunday November 27th at Bentonville Disciples of Christ Church 8566 Devils Racetrack Rd., Four Oaks, NC 27524. Viewing for Ms. Reid will be held at the church Sunday starting at 1:30pm.

Arrangements will be handled by Walter Sanders Funeral Home, 302 S. Bright Leaf Blvd Smithfield, NC.

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Family or Deceased Name:Alice Reid
Message:May God be with the family
Your Name:Dianne Blue
Date:11-27-2016


Family or Deceased Name:Alice Reid
Message:What a precious angel.
Your Name:Melissa Stephenson Family Dollar mgr.
Date:11-24-2016


Family or Deceased Name:Alice Reid
Message:Truly going to miss your beautiful smile you were a very sweet Lady
Your Name:Mrs.SieEllis
Date:11-23-2016

Family or Deceased Name:Alice Reid
Message:Alice, you will truly be miss, you were such a wonderful caring young lady with a big smile. you are truly an Angel....
Your Name:Barbara Parker
Date:11-22-2016


Family or Deceased Name:Alice Reid
Message:Alice, you will truly be miss, you were such a wonderful caring young lady with a big smile. you are truly an Angel....
Your Name:Barbara Parker
date:22-11-2016




Family or Deceased Name:Alice Reid
Message:Sorry for your loss of Sister Alice Reid. May god give you the strength to endure the coming days
Your Name:Mother Deana Peaks White Oak DOCC
Date:11-21-2016
Family or Deceased Name:Alice Reid
Message:I'm going to miss you. You were a beautiful person inside and out and you had a very kind, loving spirit. I will never forget the memories we've shared or the lessons you've taught me. Continue to sleep peacefully, Angel.
Your Name:Kasey Little
Date:11-21-2016



 
 
 
Mr. Mack Sam Lassiter was born August 17, 1940 in Johnston County, NC. His parents were Sam and Enita Lassiter. Mack (Tony) transitioned on Thursday November 17, 2016 while a resident of Heartland Hospice Facility in Garner, NC. Mr. Lassiter was preceded in death by his parents Sam and Enita Lassiter, brothers Lewis Everette, Lee Alton Lassiter and sister Flora Lee Lassiter.

Mack (Tony) was educated in the Johnston County School System, following his graduation from high school he joined the US Army.

Mr. Lassiter is survived by four sisters; Mattie Broadie, Alma Joyce Lassiter, Arlethia Jackson, Mary Barfield, one brother; James Lassiter and a host of nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

Memorial Services for Mr. Lassiter will be held Sat. November 26th at the Walter Sanders Funeral Home Chapel starting at 1:00pm.

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Mr. Earl Augustus Harrison, age 87 of Wilson's Mills, NC transitioned Wednesday November 16, 2016 surrounded by family at SECU Hospice House Smithfield, NC. Earl Augustus Harrison was born September 16, 1929 in White Plains, NY to the martial union of Augustus and Allifeen Harrison.

Earl leaves to cherish his memories wife Yvonne Harrison of the home, two sons; Timothy Harrison(Betty) of Smithfield, NC., Roderick Harrison(Shelby) of Clayton, three daughters; Kim Harrison McKenzie of Clayton, Rosalind Harrison(Larry) of Smithfield, NC, Etienne Stancell of Albany, NY.., 17 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren, and a host of other relatives and friends.

Services for Mr. Harrison will be held Sunday Nov. 20th at Union Hill AME Church 51 Harrison Rd Wilson's Mills, NC. Viewing begins at 1:30pm followed by a Celebration of Life at 2:00pm. Interment will be at Sunset Memorial Park Smithfield.


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Family or Deceased Name:To The Harrison Family
Message:My Deepest Condolences
Your Name:Butch Long
Date:11-25-2016

Family or Deceased Name:The Harrison Family
Message:To the Harrison Family, our sincere deepest sympathy. You are in our prayers.
Your Name:James, Mattie, Tiny & Timmy Rowland
Date:11-18-2016





 

 
 
The Walter Sanders Funeral Home regrets to inform you of the transition of Mr. David Lee Nixon, age 85 of Four Oaks, NC. Mr. Nixon passed quietly away at Rex Healthcare in Raleigh, NC on Wed. Nov. 2nd.

David enlisted in the Army in January of 1951 and was honorably discharged in January of 1954. On May 17, 1951 he married the love of his life, Maude Eldridge Nixon. To this union four children were born: Kenneth, Karen, Danny and Trina. He worked at Cherry Hospital and Burlington Industries until retirement. He was also a co-owner of J&S Used Appliances.

David Lee Nixon was born on December 24, 1930 to the late Isham G.W. Nixon and Dessie John Grantham Nixon in Four Oaks, NC. He was a sibling to Marion and Louise Cole (deceased), Clayvon and Judy Nixon (deceased), Edna Nixon Ray, Estella Nixon (deceased), Willie Nixon (deceased) (Olivia), Lillie Margaret Nixon Ward (Ezekial), E.C. Nixon (Eunice), and Mildred Nixon Lockett (David).
David is survived by his loving wife, Maude Nixon, son Kenneth Nixon (Linda), daughter Karen Nixon Morgan (Howard), son Danny Nixon (Kaye), and daughter Trina Nixon Neal (Brian), and a surrogate grandson Andre Nixon. He is also survived by a host of grandchildren, great grand-children and great-great grandchildren. He is blessed to leave 5 generations.

Eulogistic services for Mr. Nixon will be held Sunday Nov. 6, 2016 at Word of Faith Ministries Church 4658 Devils Racetrack Rd. Four Oaks, NC 27524. Viewing/Visitation will be from 1:00pm until 2:00pm followed immediately by a celebration of life at 2:00pm.

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Mrs. Betty Mae Hooks was born May 19, 1940 in Johnston County NC to Glen and Elizabeth Walden. Mrs. Hooks went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, November 2, 2016 while a resident at SECU Hospice House Smithfield, NC. She was preceded in death by her husband, C.J. Hooks, brothers William, Jimmy Walden and parents Elizabeth and Glen Walden. Betty attended Johnston County Public Schools, she was a homemaker and occasionally worked as a domestic and nurses aide.
Betty leaves to cherish her memory a loving son; Walter Walden (Sylvia), three grandchildren, Antonio, Phoebe, Michelle, four great grandchildren an aunt Dottie Sanders, and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Graveside Services will be held Saturday November 5, 2016 at Sunset Memorial Gardens corner of US 70 west and NC210 Smithfield, NC beginning at 12 noon. Walk thru viewing will be at the Walter Sanders Funeral Home Chapel on Friday afternoon from 4:00pm until 7:00pm.

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Family Name:Walden Family
Message:R.I.P. cuz. We will miss you.
Your Name:Brookie Glaspie
Date:11-17-2016



 

 
 
Michael John McCarthy went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, October 12, 2016.
Michael is welcomed with open arms by his Grandfather, Mike Kimmerly, Cousin Angelo Ruiz and close friends, Jeremy "J Hood” Stallings, Randy Moye, Jack Wilson Paul Woodall, and Brandon McLeod .
Michael is survived by his Father, Michael Norman McCarthy of Smithfield, NC and his Mother, Melissa Lynn Rogers of Four Oaks, NC; Grandmother Alisia Ruiz of Kinston, NC; Sisters, Adrienne McLeod and Autumn Creech; one Brother, Corey McCarthy, nephews; Georgie, Ayden, Niece Aaliyah and Girlfriend, Carol Olcott. He also leaves to cherish his memory, his Son, Michael John McCarthy II a Daughter, Arianna Starr McCarthy and many other relatives and friends. He is loved and will greatly be missed by everyone.
Memorial services will be held Tues. Oct. 18, 2016 at the Walter Sanders Funeral Home from 6:00pm until 8:00pm.


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Message: I'm so sorry for your loss
I lost my brother Randy Moye Jr
I recall him being at my brother's service. I'm sure they're talking to each other as i write this. My deepest sympathy is with your family.
God bless.

Teresa Moye,
Date: 10/28/2016 6:33 PM


Message: I will always remember mike and I know he loved Micheal John,I pray Jesus gives you all peace and comfort at this time,he will be waiting for us all in a big family reunion. Blessing to you all.
Tara Critcher Oct 17 2016
Date: 10/18/2016 3:38 PM

Message: To Mike's mother and family, I have no words that can make this any easier on you, you all know the kind of heart he had, big and loyal. No more pain, no more worry, he is in a much sweeter place and although we are left to hurt, miss, and suffer, we will all meet again one day. Love and miss you pal!
J. G. Worrells 10-18-16
Date: 10/18/2016 2:11 PM

Message: Blessings to your family Mike. It's been some time since I've seen you, but I have great memories from school. RIP Mike
Nicole Bryant 10/18/16
Date: 10/18/2016 1:15 PM




 

 
 
Mrs. Mary Barfield Byrd, age 77 of Smithfield, NC. Mrs. Byrd transitioned Wed. Sept. 28th at Johnston Health Smithfield surrounded by her family.She leaves to cherish her memory husband Owen Byrd Jr., daughter Angela (Tony) Hopes, son Anthony Lane, two step-children Patrick Byrd, Deborah Chrisp, brother Glendwood Barfield, sister Betsy Sanders, a special son-n-law Reginald Sanders, three sister-n-laws Carolyn Stevens, Ann Sanders, Paulette Leonard, one brother-n-law Danny Byrd, thirteen grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends,Memorial Services for Mrs. Byrd will held Sat. Oct. 1st Mt.Zion Church of Deliverance 908 South Ave Smithfield at 1:00 pm. There will not be any public viewing.

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Message: Sorry to hear of the loss of your loved one. May you find strength in the love of family and in the warm embrace of friends.
Sharon Thompson 9/30/16
Date: 9/30/2016 10:24 AM

Message: We are sorry to here of your loss may God bless you and keep you in this time of bereavement may the joy of the lord be your strength and comfort grace and peace be unto you.
Submitted_by_and_Date: Mary Howell and family
Date: 9/30/2016 1:55 PM

Message: My condolences goes out to the family. I pray that God gives you love and comfort. May God bless you.
Minister Janice Anderson - September 30, 2016
Date: 9/30/2016 2:35 PM

Message: Praying for you all during this time. Love you
Jacqueline Kent Owens
Date: 9/30/2016 4:41 PM

Message: Please know your in my thoughts and prayers family...
Submitted_by_and_Date: Jacqueline Kent Owens
Date: 9/30/2016 4:42 PM

Family_or_Deceased_Name: To the family of Mrs. Mary E Barfield Byrd
Message: I was so sorry to hear of the passing of your loved one. she was a school classmate of mine many years ago. I first met Mary at the Old Princeton Graded School in Princeton, NC years ago. I pray that you will be comforted by your precious memories of times spent with your loved one.
Submitted_by_and_Date: Mary Womack Sowell, October 1, 2016
Date: 10/1/2016 10:03 AM

 

 
 
Ms. Claudine Williams Dublin age 56 of Smithfield, NC. Ms. Williams passed away Tues Sept. 27 surrounded by family.
Services for Ms. Williams are scheduled for Sat. Oct. 1st Evans Chapel AME Church Smithfield at 12 noon. There will be a viewing Fri. Sept 30 at the Walter Sanders Funeral Home from 4:00pm until 7:00pm for family and friends.

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Message: May god forever be with the family r.i.p. dean you'll be missed
Jennifer Dublin & family 10\1\2016
Date: 10/1/2016 3:10 PM

Message: My deepest sympathies to the family. My prayers are with you.
Thelma Dublin-Evans
Date: 9/29/2016 10:31 PM

Message: Please know your in my thoughts and prayers family...
Submitted_by_and_Date: Jacqueline Kent Owens
Date: 9/30/2016 4:42 PM


Message: To the family: I am so sorry for the loss of your loved one. Claudine was a very likable person and I loved to see her beautiful smile. We went to SSS where I met her years ago but I will never forget her sweet disposition. May she Rest In Peace.
My deepest sympathy,
Danita Elliott class of 1975
Date: 9/29/2016 11:40 PM

 

 
 
Ms. Swarzette Eason, age 68 of Smithfield, NC transitioned on Thursday September 1 at Johnston Medical Center. Swarzette was born to Donnie and Iola Eason on August 29, 1948.

Swarzette attended and graduated from Johnston Central High School in 1966, and attended Shaw University in Raleigh, NC. She held various positions with Johnston Medical Center, Johnston County Health Department and Johnston-Lee-Harnett Community Action. Swarzette was very active in her community as a community advocate with East Smithfield Improvement Organization and "Operation Helping Hand" outreach program.

Swarzette was preceded in death by her parents Donnie and Iola Eason, brothers James Alfred, Willie Floyd, Donnie Jr., William, Melvin and sister Inez. She leaves to cherish her loving memory, one sister Mrs. Sylvia Davis(Mondena), two aunts; Mrs. Janie Montgomery, Mrs. Virginia Whitley, fifteen nieces, nineteen great great nieces, six nephews, eighteen great nephews, eight great great nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.
 
Funeral services for Ms. Eason are scheduled for Tues Sept. 6, 2016 Galilee Missionary Baptist Church 2017 Galilee Rd Smithfield, NC. Viewing begins at 11:00am followed by a celebration of life at 12 noon.

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We grew up in the same neighborhood and even after I went to the Air Force and came back home, that friendship never ceased; prayers to the family; she is in heaven with her family so she will truly be alright!!!!
Submitted_by_and_Date: Beverly Hagins 9/1/2016
Date: 9/1/2016 8:24 PM

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Swarzette and I worked together at Johnston-Lee-Harnett Community Action. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.
Submitted_by_and_Date: Obelia Hocutt 09/02/2016
Date: 9/2/2016 4:25 PM

Swazette you will be truly missed, your demeanor was a welcoming to all who knew you.
Submitted_by_and_Date: Jacqueline Lacy September 4, 2016
Date: 9/4/2016 9:51 PM

My Prayers are with the family.
Submitted_by_and_Date: Joyce Bynum Palmer 9/3/2016
Date: 9/3/2016 7:47 PM

To the family, my thoughts and prayers are with you. May God bless and strengthen you during this time.
Submitted_by_and_Date: Joyce Lockamy 9/3/2016
Date: 9/3/2016 9:08 AM

I am sorry to hear of Swarzettes passing. No more suffering. I pray for your strength in these times. Gonna miss Swarzett.
Submitted_by_and_Date: Lois Smith
Date: 9/2/2016 10:19 PM

Today I am deeply sadden as I received a call about the passing of Miss Swarzette Eason. I loved her as a big sister. When we were little she used to put us neighborhood boys in the car and ride us all over town, and we had a lot of fun. She really cared and loved us too. She treated me like family since I grew up two houses down. Condolences to the family, my family.
Submitted_by_and_Date: Eddie Royal Sr 9/5/2016
Date: 9/5/2016 8:33 PM

Swartte was a very unique person. She was a genuine person, nothing fake or phony, just straight forward. She will be missed.
Submitted_by_and_Date: Wanda and Bernard Bryant
Date: 9/5/2016 8:29 PM

It is truly a sad day for me , as I received word of Miss Swarzette Eason passing away. I've always loved her as a big sister. When we were little she used to put us neighborhood boys in the car with her and ride us all over town and we loved it. She always treated me as family since I grew up two houses down from her. Condolences to the family, my family in heart.
Submitted Date: 9/5/2016
Date: 9/5/2016 8:06 PM

You will be forever missed Aunt Swarzette for your love and compassion. Thank you for being the loving aunt that always reached out to me (and Trey) and for making us feel apart of family.
Rest in peace...
Submitted_by_and_Date: Sharon Sanders-Conyers (Floyd's daughter) 9/5/16
Date: 9/5/2016 9:37 PM

To my family from Melvin, Carol and Vernell Dodd: Our thoughts and prayers are with you today and always. May God give you strength because only God and time can remove this pain. Keep your head up and look to the hills from which your help comes from.
Submitted_by_and_Date: Melvin, Carol and Vernell Dodd
Date: 9/6/2016 9:23 AM

She will be missed in Smithfield and especially in the neighborhood. She was an advocate for fairness for all and a voice for those who would remain silent. Sleep peacefully my friend.
Submitted_by_and_Date: PJ 9/6/16
Date: 9/6/2016 3:22 PM


 
 
Mrs. Mattie Louise Watson Cherry, age 79 of Smithfield passed away Thursday August 25th at her residence. Mrs. Mattie was born to William and Florine Watson on May 24, 1937 in Johnston County, NC.

Mrs. Mattie leaves to cherish her memories, three children; Roger Cherry, Donna McClarin and Anthony Cherry, one brother; Alonzo Watson, one sister; Charlotte Watson. five grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral Services are scheduled for Friday Sept. 2, 2016 Evans Chapel Church A.M.E. Church 905 2nd Ave Smithfield, NC. Viewing for Mrs. Cherry starts at 12 noon followed by services at 1:00pm. The family will receive friends Thur evening from 5:00pm until 8:00pm at the Walter Sanders Funeral Home Chapel.Click Hereto Sign the Guest Book for Mrs. Mattie Louise Watson-Cherry
 
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My deepest sympathy to the Watson Cherry family. May God comfort you during this time of sorry.
Submitted_by_and_Date: Kayrese Jones McDuffie

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We are so sorry about your loss. We will miss not seeing our cousin.We will be praying for the family. Love to all of you.
Submitted_by_and_Date: The Blake Family August 31 2016
Date: 8/31/2016 10:52 PM

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Petersburg area transit send our deepest condolences to time.roger cherry and family. Our prayers are with you at this trying time.
Submitted_by_and_Date: Donita g.wooten
Date: 9/2/2016 11:25 AM

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Candy, I Love you cuz, I am so sorry for your loss. I will never forget ALL the great times we spent together at your Grandmother's house. (Aunt Bus), You, me Rita and Lavada! We had some great summers together in Smithfield. Your mom and my dad were best friend cousins. I will truly miss your mom just as I am missing my dad. I know the 2 of them are having a great reunion in heaven and that they are smiling down on us! Your mom called my dad almost every single day, I know it was hard on her losing her friend and cousin (Alvin). I am so thankful that when Rick and I were in Smithfield in April that I got a chance to spend time with cousin Mattie one last time and that Rick was able to fix her computer for her! We had a nice visit and I will treasure it forever! I will always be here for you! I Love You Always your cousin Debra Larregui (Blake).

Submitted_by_and_Date: Debra Larregui
Date: 9/2/2016 4:51 PM

 
 
Donald Leroy Williams was born October 4, 1952, in Kenly, NC to the late Joseph Shaw and Elizabeth Williams. He passed away, Monday, August 22, 2016 at his home in Kenly. He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Frank Williams and grandson Noah Ferrell.

He leaves to cherish, one son Frederick Ingram(Noel) of Erwin NC, 2 daughters, Felecia Ingram Ferrell(Benjamin) and Jaquanza Bryant of Dunn, NC. One granddaughter, Aleha Ferrell, of Dunn NC. Two sisters Martha Whitley (Ronald), Minnie W. Brown (Raymond) of Kenly, NC. One brother Joseph Pearce (Yvonne) of Greensboro, NC. A host of nieces, nephews, and other relatives. A very special friend Mrs. Arletha Ingam-Bryant.

Memorial services for Mr. Williams will be held Friday at 12 noon at Mincey Chapel Church 401 N. Gardner Ave Kenly, NC.
 
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Message: My sympathy is with the family at your time of loss.
Submitted_by_and_Date: Helen Price & Family 08/25/2016
Date: 8/25/2016 8:23 PM

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So sorry to hear of the passing of Donald, just getting word 8-31-16
Submitted_by_and_Date: Albert Harris 08-31- 2016
Date: 8/31/2016 8:45 PM
Sorry to hear of Donald passing. Just heard about it. You have our deepest sympathies.
Submitted_by_and_Date: Bonnie & Cynthia Joyner
Date: 9/8/2016 4:41 AM

 
 
The Walter Sanders Funeral Home regrets to inform you of the passing of Mr. Leroy Smith, age 71 of Smithfield, NC

Funeral Services will be held Tuesday August 23rd at Wesley Chapel AME Church 867 Cleveland Rd Smithfield, NC. Viewing for Mr.Smith will take place on Tue. starting at 1:30pm followed by funeral services at 2:00pm.

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Message: Praying for you all Marvin Badger and family
Submitted_by_and_Date: Aug 22 2016
 
 
Mrs. Omaira F. Dupree, age 54 of Kenly, NC transitioned from labor to reward on Wed. August 10 at Cape Fear Valley Medical Center Fayetteville, NC. Mrs. Dupree was born in Colon, Panama on Nov. 25, 1961.

Funeral Services for Mrs. Dupree are scheduled for Mon. Aug 15, 2016 at Mincey Chapel Church Kenly, NC. Viewing will begin at 12:00pm followed by homegoing services at 1:00pm.

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Message: Dear brother and family. I know it hurts not being able to see and hear her anymore, but know without a shatter of doubt that she is with her maker and is no more experiencing pain and suffering. We will see her again if we just be faithful and believe.

Love you Deborah Kafu Dupree
Submitted_by_and_Date: August 08, 2016
Date: 8/14/2016 5:37 PM
 
 
Mrs. Nezzie Mae Walden Sanders, age 90 of Smithfield, NC passed away July 9, 2016 at SECU Hospice House Smithfield, NC.Born in Johnston County to the late Joe and Bessie Birch Walden, Oct. 27, 1925. Mrs. Sanders was educated at Johnston County Training School, Smithfield, NC. Ms. Nezzie worked for years at Fieldcrest Mills where she retired.

Mrs. Sanders joined Mitchener Memorial Baptist Church at an early age and was a long time choir member and love to sing.

She was preceded in death by her husband Arthur Sanders Jr., two sons Edward Walden, Arthur Sanders Jr. on daughter Joelyn Sanders Holmes. She leaves to mourn her passing Mary Reed of Smithfield, NC, Leola Watson of Fayetteville, NC, Rochelle Atkinson (Larry) of Selma, NC, Mariette Geddie of Smithfield, NC and a host of grandchildren, nephews, nieces and other relatives. Mrs. Nezzie Walden Sanders is the last of her siblings.

 
Funeral services/viewing for Mrs. Sanders will take place on Saturday July 16, 2016 at St. Peter DOC Church 1011 E. Massey St. Smithfield, NC. Viewing and Visitation from 12 noon until 1:00pm, Celebration of Life begins at 1:00pm.
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Message: So sorry for your loss. May God bless you.

Submitted _by_and_Date: Cornell and Dora Stevens

Date: 7/16/2016 1:47 PM

Message: Hope It helps to know that many heartfelt thoughts are with you and your family as we are Remembering Your Loved One "Mrs. Nezzie Sanders"!!! May your memories help you through the pain and bring you some comfort with the Grace of God to keep you. Hold on to Jesus!!!
Submitted_by_and_Date: Ferrell/Hagins Family 7-16-2016
Date: 7/16/2016 7:48 AM

Message: Ms Mary I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your mother. I am praying for you and your family. May God bless you my friend. Love, Kelly Stewart (Johnston Cancer Center)
Submitted_by_and_Date: Kelly Stewart 07/13/16
Date: 7/13/2016 10:36 PM

Message: I WILL MISS YOUR BEAUTIFUL SMILE.YOU WAS LIKE A GRANDMOTHER TO ME.I LOVE YOU . R.I.P
Submitted_by_and_Date: REGINA AND RASHEEN FAISON
Date: 7/13/2016 1:24 PM

Message: You're in my thought prayers.
Submitted_by_and_Date: Gwen Batts July 13,2016
Date: 7/13/2016 9:36 AM

Message: Sorry for your loss,may God give you comfort and keep you.remember the good times and keep them in your heart.
Submitted_by_and_Date: Leamon&Mary Sanders July12
Date: 7/13/2016 5:44 AM

Message: The JCHS Class of 1966, classmates of our beloved Joelyn, express our deepest sympathy to the family. Miss Nezzie will be remembered as a strong, loving mother. May God comfort you all.
Submitted_by_and_Date: Class of 1966 , July 12, 2016
Date: 7/12/2016 6:56 PM

Message: May the memories held deep within your heart , help soothe you . He heals the broken hearted and binds up their wounds . With deepest sympathy .
Submitted_by_and_Date: Sharon Anderson Thompson 7/12/16
Date: 7/12/2016 1:13 PM

Message: JCHS Class of 1968 extends their heartfelt sympathy to our classmate Leola and family. May God comfort and keep you.
Submitted_by_and_Date: Wanda Davis Bryant
Date: 7/12/2016 12:48 PM
 
 
Evangelist Mary L. Ruffin, 82 of Kenly, transitioned Monday, June 27, 2016 at her residence surrounded by family.
Evangelist Ruffin was born in Wilson Co, NC to the late Chester Beamon and Louise Shaw Avery on January 5, 1934.

Evangelist Ruffin leaves to cherish her memories five children; Charles Worsley, Dwayne Ruffin, Therisa Ruffin, Vrtinisa Ruffin, and Wilkes Ruffin one brother,Chester Beamon and a host of grandchildren, nieces, nephews other relatives and friends.

Funeral Services are scheduled for Saturday July 2, 2016 at Bethel United Holy Church 401 Maple Ave Kenly, NC at 2:00pm. The visitation will take place Friday night at Bethel United Holy Church from 6:00pm until 7:00pm.
 
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Message: Evangelist Ruffin, was a great woman, always had a smile and a word. Powerful woman of God.
Submitted_by_and_Date: Glenda Ruffin
Date: 7/6/2016 3:00 PM
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Message: My heart goes out to the Ruffin family. And my son in law that's married to Christy Lynn Ruffin. Miss Ruffin was a good lady with a warm heart and a good family. Sorry for your loss Christy Lynn Ruffin love her alot. From Christy Lynn Ruffin mama. Emma Grady Bridgers.
Submitted_by_and_Date: 6/4/2016
Date: 7/4/2016 6:10 PM
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Message: Poochie, I can not find the words to express how I felt when I got the word of your mother's home going. It was the day of her funeral around 5:30. I am so sorry for your loss. Evangelist Ruffin was a jewel. She will be missed by many. Know that your mother is ALL RIGHT now. Resting in the arms of Jesus. We are praying for you and the rest of the family. Love to ALL. (PS) Tracy found out after the funeral as well.
Submitted_by_and_Date: Mother Beverly and Deacon James Battle 7-4-2016
Date: 7/4/2016 5:02 PM
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Message: Pastor Doreatha Brown, Evangelist Joyce Parker and the Parker's Chapel Church wish to convey our deepest sympathy to your family. We loved Evangelist
Ruffin. A mighty woman of God.
Submitted_by_and_Date: Parker's Chapel Church 7-2-16
Date: 7/2/2016 12:46 PM
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Message: Through the union of our faith,you are enfolded in loving arms of prayer,sympathy, and understanding.We believe that our lost is heavens gain!
Submitted_by_and_Date: ST James United Holy Church Stantonsburg N.C.
Date: 7/2/2016 11:21 AM
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Message: I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Sister Ruffin was a dear friend to my mother, Ella Staggers, and to me. She was a kind loving person and she will be missed. Be blessed.
Submitted_by_and_Date: Billy Staggers and Family
Date: 7/2/2016 9:02 AM
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Message: To the Ruffin family: Your mother was a God sent to me when my mother was ill. I will never forget the kindness that she extended to me and my brother. She will be greatly missed. Thank you for sharing your mother with us.
Submitted_by_and_Date: Brenda Shaw 6-29-16
Date: 6/29/2016 8:57 AM
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Message: Theresa, my thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
Submitted_by_and_Date: Angela Piper, June 29, 2016
Date: 6/29/2016 8:39 AM
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Message: I thank God for the 30 some years you were in my life. You were a friend and a friend indeed, my prayer partner, my Bible study partner. You have been a Mother to me for many years. I will truly miss you. As we have talked about over the years was who ever God calls first the other will "Keep Standing". I will continue to stand for the Lord for you has taught me how to do that. With love Forever, Bradberry
Submitted_by_and_Date: Evang. Annie Bradberry 6-28-2016
Date: 6/28/2016 10:56 PM
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Message: Mommy, you will truly be missed by so many but not as much as your children. Thank you for teaching us (including your grandchildren) everything we needed to know. God said your battle is over. We appreciate you. You have all ready preached your sermon. Rest on mommy. God has gained a Special Angel.
Submitted_by_and_Date: Poochie June 28,2016
Date: 6/28/2016 10:39 PM
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Message: You are in my prayers.
Submitted_by_and_Date: Evangelist Brenda Stewart 6_28_16
Date: 6/28/2016 6:20 PM
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Message: My deepest sympathy is with the family in your time of loss.
Submitted_by_and_Date: Helene Price
Date: 6/28/2016 4:41 PM
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Message: He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. ( Psalms 91:1) Our thoughts and Prayers are with the family,GOD will take care of you just keep the FAITH !!! We LOVE you. Evangelist Geraldine Coley Coleman of St Rose United Holy Church, 5252 St Rose Church Rd,Sims,N.C. 27880
Submitted_by_and_Date: June 30,2016 time 11:40 am
Date: 6/30/2016 11:21 AM
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Message: My prayers are with the family. Evan Ruffin was real about her walk with the Lord.What the Lord gave her to say she would say it.
Submitted_by_and_Date: sister lillian banks 6-30-2016
Date: 6/30/2016 7:06 PM
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Message: You mother was a true woman of god, working with her at general cable was a joy and she always had a smile . Her work here on earth is done now she cane rest in gods arms.
Submitted_by_and_Date: Clara Neal Wiggins and the neal family. 7-1-2016
Date: 6/30/2016 9:33 PM
 
 
Ms, Annie Louise Cogdell, age 83 transitioned from labor to reward on Wednesday June 22, 2016 at her residence in Smithfield, NC. Ms. Cogdell was the daughter of Rachel and Curlee Cogdell, Sr. She leaves to mourn her loss one daughter Cheryl Willie-Gale of the home, brother Curlee Cogdell Jr., other siblings Michael Sanders, Marvin Sanders, Regina Sanders, Avis Sanders-Hunter, and a number of other relatives and friends.

Services for Ms. Cogdell will be held Thursday June 30, 2016 St. Peter Church of Christ Disciple of Christ Church 1011 E. Massey St. Smithfield, NC at 11:00am.

 
In lieu of flowers, please send your contributions to Duke Cancer Institute c/o Annie Louise Cogdell 710 W. Main St Suite 200 Durham, NC 27701.
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Message: Our condolences and deepest sympathy are extended to the family. Mrs. Cogdell will always be remembered for her very gentle and humble spirit. May you find strength and peace in treasuring precious and fond memories of your loved one. We pray that God will comfort each of you in the days ahead and keep you in his steadfast love.
Submitted_by_and_Date: Yolanda W. Coleman and Mary S. Windley June 24, 2016
Message: My prayers are with you at this time of bereavement. Mrs. Cogdell was my third grade Teacher., I will always remember a Lady of discipline. Blessing to the family.
Submitted_by_and_Date: Clarry W. Gathers. 06/27/16
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Date: 6/27/2016 9:50 PM
Message: ON THE BEHAVE OF THE FAMILY OF THE LATE MABLE AND LESTER MCNEIL...MS COGDELL WAS A BEAUTIFUL PERSON WHO TOOK GOOD CARE OF ME AND MY KIDS DOWN THRU THE YEARS. SHE WAS FAMILY AND WE LOVED HER VERY MUCH. SHE WAS A BEAUTIFUL PERSON WITH A GREAT BIG BEAUTIFUL HEART. WE WILL MISS HER VERY MUCH. MAY GOD GIVE YOU PEACE THAT PASSES ALL UNDERSTANDING. WE ARE PRAYING FOR YOU ALL
Submitted_by_and_Date: ANTONIO AND PRISCILLA M. LEE AND FAMILY
Date: 6/28/2016 10:12 AM
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Message: Cheryl and family, our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Your mother was a kind and caring person. I was emotionally touched to learn of her passing, for she always showed me nothing but kindness. May God bless and be with you during this time of sorrow.
Submitted_by_and_Date: Mr. and Mrs. Harold Stevens
Date: 6/28/2016 7:40 PM
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Message: We extend our deepest heartfelt sympathy to Cheryl, Bruce, Curlee and the entire family.Anne was much more than our neighbor.She was family,a role model, a mentor; but most of all she was our close friend that we could always depend on. She always knew just the right thing to say to make things better.Surely we will miss her beautiful smile and wisdom too, but our hearts will cherish all the good memories that she left behind.
Submitted_by_and_Date: Sincerely, James & Robin Barbour and Family 6/29/16
Date: 6/28/2016 10:58 PM
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Message: A loving lady and a marvelous friend. Thank God for her friendship on behalf of my sister Elder Dorothy Watson.
Submitted_by_and_Date: Edna Raynor 6/29/2016
Date: 6/29/2016 5:24 PM
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Message: We were saddened to hear about the passing of Mrs. Cogdell. Please know that you are in thoughts and prayers of many as you deal with the loss of your loved one. Please feel free to call on your large circle of family and friends as you face the days, weeks and months ahead. Weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning.
Submitted_by_and_Date: Velvaline and Nathaniel L. Sanders, Jr. June 29, 2016
Date: 6/29/2016 10:06 PM
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Message: Ms Anne was a very nice sweet spirit lady. Cheryl the lord will pull you through the pasting of your mother. May the memory of her live on. May God bless you and the rest of your family.
Submitted_by_and_Date: Gloria Williams White
Date: 6/30/2016 4:16 AM
 
 
Mrs. Willie Mae Gantt, age 71 of Raeford, NC transitioned at her residence on Thursday June 16, 2016 surrounded by family. Mrs. Willie Mae is survived by her father Mr. Willie Moore; One daughter Felicia West; Three brothers; Billy Moore, J.T. Moore, Ray Moore, One sister; Alice Fowler, Eight Grandchildren, Six Great-grandchildren a host of other relatives and friends.

Services are scheduled for Saturday June 25, 2016 at Giles Chapel OFWB Church 508 South Peedin Ave Pine Level, NC. Viewing from 12 noon until 1:00pm at Giles Chapel OFWB Church. Funeral Services begins at 1:00pm.

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Mrs. Willie Mae Gantt, age 71 of Raeford, NC transitioned at her residence on Thursday June 16, 2016 surrounded by family. Mrs. Willie Mae is survived by her father Mr. Willie Moore; One daughter Felicia West; Three brothers; Billy Moore, J.T. Moore, Ray Moore, One sister; Alice Fowler, Eight Grandchildren, Six Great-grandchildren a host of other relatives and friends.

Services are scheduled for Saturday June 25, 2016 at Giles Chapel OFWB Church 508 South Peedin Ave Pine Level, NC. Viewing from 12 noon until 1:00pm at Giles Chapel OFWB Church. Funeral Services begins at 1:00pm.

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The Walter Sanders Funeral Home regrets to inform you of the passing of Mr. Francis G. Van Schaick, age 73 on Tuesday evening while surrounded by family at his residence in Clayton, NC.

Mr. Van Schaick is survived by his wife Mary Van Schaick, Two sons; Francis Joseph Van Schaick (Brynn), John Gerit Van Schaick (Leigh Ann), Two daughters; Mary E. Hardie (Charles), Julianna K. Duncan (Kenny), ten grandchildren, one sister; Nancy Porter (special friend Dale Flansburg) and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Memorial Services for Mr. Van Schaick will be held Friday June 3, 2016 at St. Ann's Catholic Church 4507 US 70 Bus Hwy Smithfield, NC starting at 1:00pm, followed by a reception at First Presbyterian Church 215 S. Church St. Smithfield, NC.

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The Walter Sanders Funeral Home regrets to inform you of the passing of Mr. Freddie Lesane, age 69 of Smithfield, NC. Mr. Lesane departed this life at Johnston Health Center Wed. May 11, 2016.

Deacon Lesane transitioned from labor to reward on May 10, 2016 at Johnston Health UNC Hospital, Smithfield, NC. Deacon Fredie Lesane was married to Clara Mae Lesane.

Deacon Lesane was predeceased by his parents Willie D. and Louise Lesane, son Johhnie Lesane, two grandsons Ethan Da’Von Mitchell, Freddie Vandergriff, two sisters Elaine.
 
Lesane and Renee Chambers. Deacon Freddie Lesane leaves to mourn his wife Mother Clara Lesane of the home, step-son; Manuel Williams, Daughter-in-law Pastor Sandra Williams, four sons; Alexander Hill (Cheryl) of Coats NC., Freddie Lesane Jr. of Lillington, NC., Freddie Graham (Jasmine) Flatbush, NY., Willie Lesane (Tanya) of Mississippi, Four daughters; Betty Lesane of Fayetteville, NC., Daisy Lesane of Raleigh, NC., Bertha Lesane of Angier, NC., Nancy L. Mitchell (Eric) of Lillington, NC., Four sisters; Ida Mae Ldester of New York, Judy Powell (Norwood) of Lumberton, NC., Hazel Washington of New York, Louise Beatha Brown (Robert) of Lumberton, NC., Two brothers; Willie D. Lesane of Fairmont, NC., James Otis Lesane of Lumberton, NC., Twenty- seven grandchildren, Fourteen great-grandchildren, a host of nieces, nephews other relatives and friends.

Memorial Services for Deacon Lesane are scheduled for Saturday May 21st at 2:00pm, New Generation Christian Church 4423 Wilsons Mills Rd.,Wilsons Mills, NC.
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We regret to inform you of the transition of Mr. Willie E. Sanders of Smithfield. Mr. Sanders slipped quietly away while a resident of Clayton House on Friday May 6, 2016.

Funeral services for Mr. Willie Sanders will be held Friday May 13, 2016 at Sanders Grove Baptist Church, 6989 NC Hwy 210 Smithfield, NC. Viewing and visitation begins at 1:00 pm followed immediately by a celebration of life at 2:00 pm.

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The Walter Sanders Funeral Home regrets to inform you of the passing of Ms. Gloria Major of Charleston, SC at the Kitty Askins Hospice Center in Goldsboro, NC on Thur May 6, 2016. Funeral Arrangements are pending at this time.

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The Walter Sanders Regrets to inform you of the passing of Mr. Wayne D Stowe, age 51 (June 25, 1964 - May 3, 2017) of Selma, NC was the son of the late Graham & Louise Stowe. Wayne graduated from Smithfield Selma in June 1982. After graduation, Wayne served 6 years in the US Navy. He was a valued employee at Air Flow in Selma at the time of his death.

He is survived by the love of his life daughter, Alyssa Stowe, Kenly NC, brothers Major Stowe (Annie), Eddie Vinson, Wilson Mills NC, sisters, Lottie Hall (Thomas) Bessie Martin (Dennis), Valerie Stowe, all of Selma NC, One uncle Jimmy Stowe, Baltimore MD, One aunt Mildred Stowe, Selma NC and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Memorial Services for Mr. Wayne Douglas Stowe will be held Saturday May 7, 2016 at Giles Chapel OFWB 508 S. Peedin Ave., Pine Level, NC starting at 4:00pm. Arrangements handled by Walter Sanders Funeral Home, 302 S. Bright Leaf Blvd., Smithfield, NC.

 
In lieu of flowers please send donations to Esther House, c/o Harvest Word Ministries PO Box 457 Zebulon, NC 27597.

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Barbara Ann Dunson, age 54 of Smithfield, NC was called home to be with the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ April 29, 2016 at her residence. Barbara was born in Sidney Ohio to Deloris Hatfield and the late Russell Hatfield.

Barbara Ann Dunson leaves to cherish her memories one daughter; Angela Marie Hatfield of Smithfield, NC, three beloved granddaughters; Kelsha Lassiter, Videt Lassiter and Aleesha Lassiter of Clayton, NC. She is also survived by her Mother Deloris Hudkins of Lakeview OH, five sisters; Lilley Young, Rita Carter,Grace Martin, Joan Hatfield, Betty Hatfield of Dayton OH, three brothers; Clyde Hatfield, Joe Hatfield, Ross Hatfield of Lakeview, OH and a host of nieces, nephews and friends from far and near.

Services for Ms. Dunson will be held Fri. May 6, 2016 at First Missionary Baptist Church of Smithfield. Viewing/visitation starts at 2pm followed by a celebration of life at 3:00pm.

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Rosa Belle Vinson, 81 of Selma, transitioned Tuesday, April 26, 2016 at Smithfield Manor Nursing Facility.

Rosa Belle was born in Selma, NC to the late Fred McKennon and Mabel Vinson on May 22, 1934. Ms. Vinson attended and graduated from the R.B. Harrison High School and was later employed by K.R. Edwards Tobacco Warehouse. She worked at K. R. Edwards until retirement.

Rosa Belle Vinson is survived by two sons, Anthony Keith Vinson (Cherie) of Wilsons Mills and Darius S. Vinson of Selma and a host of other relatives and friends.
 
Funeral Services celebrating her life will be held Monday May 2nd at the Richard B. Harrison Alumni Center 405 S. Brevard St Selma, NC. Viewing and visitation will begin at 12:00 noon followed immediately by homegoing services at 1:00pm.

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The Walter Sanders Funeral Home regrets to inform you of the transition of Mr. Charles O. Earp age 68 of Selma, NC on Sunday April 17th. Mr. Earp was born in Selma, NC on July 29, 1947 to the late Cleveland and Mary Earp. He attended Richard B. Harrison school and later enlisted in the US Army and served his country in the Vietnam conflict and was discharged honorably.
Mr. Earp leaves to mourn his loss, two brothers; Stacy Earp Sr., Harry Earp Sr., three sisters: Mitti Bryant, Jessie P. Gaither, and Clara Procter along with a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral Services for Mr. Earp will be held Friday April 22nd at First Missionary Baptist Church 500 Pollock St Selma, NC. Viewing will begin at 12:00 noon followed immediately by eulogistic services at 1:00 pm.

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Willie Frances Robinson Holder age 69 was born August 15, 1946 in Vance County NC to the late Joe Nathan Robinson and Clemonteen Collins. Willie Frances attended school in Wise NC and also was a member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church in Wise.

Frances leaves to cherish her memories one loving and devoted son Johnny Robinson and his loving devoted wife Toni, 1 granddaughter; Jasmine Robinson, 1 grandson; Johnathan Robinson, 4 sisters; Clemonteen Revis (Edward), Queen Robinson, Joanne Irby, Lucy Martin (James), 3 brothers; Spencer (Marcelle) Robinson, Alcurtis (Helen) Robinson, and James Robinson, 1 aunt; Gladys Ogburn and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral services for Mrs. Willie Frances Robinson Holder will be held Thursday March 31, 2016 at The Church of God of Prophecy 600 S. Pollock St. Selma, NC. Visitation
 
will be from 11:30am until 12:00 noon. The Celebration of Life starts at noon.

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Captain "Cool Papa" George B. Williams was preceded in death by his parents, Tom & Goldie Williams; brothers, John Henry & Sergeant Major James Otis Johnson. He is survived by his loving wife, Florice H. Williams; son & daughter-in-law, Kelvin B. & Terri Williams of Dayton, Ohio; sisters, Sherlena Nichols (Norman) of Landover, Maryland & Gracie A. Richardson of Baltimore, Maryland; grandchildren, Dior, Tichina and Kylin; nephews (neph-fools), nieces, sisters and brothers-in-law and many other relatives & friends. George was born 28 April 1948 in Johnston County where he grew up beginning his incredible journey through this world. His excellence in all he did was made evident early, when he graduated valedictorian of Johnston Central High School class of 1966. He accomplished this while working two jobs as a school bus driver and a hospital orderly, culminating in him receiving an academic scholarship to North Carolina State University (NCSU). His education was cut short when
 
he enlisted into the United States Air Force to serve this Great country during a time of war. He diligently and honorably served a tour in Vietnam and God willing returned home safe and sound. He then continued his enlisted Air Force career, performing duties as a security specialist and a master laboratory technician, later applying for acceptance into the Airman Enlisted Commissioning Program (AECP).

Funeral Services for Captain George B. Williams will be held 2:00 pm Sunday March 27, 2016 at Johnston Central Alumni Center 1110 Massey St. Smithfield, NC. Viewing for Captain Williams will take place Sat. March 26th from 5:00pm until 7:00pm at the Walter Sanders Funeral Home 302 S. Bright Leaf Blvd Smithfield, NC.

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The Walter Sanders Funeral Home regrets to inform you of the transition of Mr. Alexander "Dick" Lee, age 86 of Newton Grove, NC. Arrangements for Mr. Lee are scheduled for Wed. March 23rd at Western Assembly Disciples of Christ Churches 9766 US Highway 701 Newton Grove, NC. Viewing for Mr. Lee will begin at 1:00 pm followed by a Celebration of Life at 2:00pm.

He leaves to cherish his memories: three sons James Royal (Tine) of Selma, NC, Kenneth Lee (Barbara) of New Bern, NC and Dickie Lee of the home;

 
three daughters Connie Lee of the home, Carolyn Faye Royal (Charlie) of Clinton, NC and Vickie Lee of Dunn, NC; one brother Jim Eldridge of Four Oaks, and Shirley Williams of Smithfield, NC; one sister-in-law Annie Mae King of Newton Grove, NC; one ex-son-in-law Clarence Woodard of Dunn, NC; nineteen grandchildren, seventeen great-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

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Mr. Earnest Carnell Moore age 65 of Kenly, NC transitioned from labor to reward on Monday March 14, 2016 at UNC Johnston Health Smithfield, NC. Earnest was born on July 16, 1950 to the late Mark Sr. and Annie Moore in Pender County, NC.

He attended Pender County Schools and later moved to Brooklyn New York at an early age. He worked several jobs but was best known as a chef. In 1974 he met his wife of 45 years and became infamous for his kindness, generosity and commitment to his church. After moving back to NC he re-commited his commitment to Christ at Southern Grove Missionary Baptist Church. He was ordained as a Deacon of the church on February 14, 2016.

 
Earnest leaves to cherish his memory; his wife Jamie L. Moore, Seven children; Diana Hill, James Simms, Rochelle Jones, Edwana Bostic, Nancey Walker, Mechelle Simms, Johns Simms, two sisters; Ethel Moore, Cloretta Holmes, two brothers; Gene Moore, Harell Moore, four sister-in-laws, twenty three grandchildren, twenty seven great grand children and a host of niece, nephews and other relatives and friends.

A celebration of life will take place Sunday March 20th at Southern Grove Missionary Baptist Church 1058 Old Stancil Rd Kenly, NC. Viewing starts at 12:30 followed promptly by a celebration of life at 1:00 pm.

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Mrs. Jewell Dean Quarles, age 69 of Columbia SC departed this life on March 9, 2016 at Palmetto Health Richland Columbia, SC. She was born in Jonston Co. NC on January 31, 1947 and was the first child of late Ethel Mae Everette and the late Evondi Atkinson.

She received her elementary and secondary education at hte Princeton Grade School and graduated from Richard B. Harrison High School, Selma, NC in 1965. Jewel later attended Housatonic Community College and American Intercontinental University and Southern Connecticut State University.

Jewel was united in holy matrimony to John Quarles Jr. and this union was blessed with one daughter, Ursula Lanette Quarles. She was founding member of the House of Prayer and Deliverance where she served as the Minister of Music for 11 years. She answered the call to the ministry and founded Jubilee Tabernancle and Praise Ministry in Bridgeport, Connecticut.

 
Jewell leaves to cherish her memories her husband Deacon John Quarles, Jr, daughter Ursula Grantham, Stepdaughters Althea Gay, Stefanie Quarles; stepson Derek Quarles; 12 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren, 5 sisters, and a host other relatives and friends.

Funeral services for Mrs. Quarles will be held Saturday March 19, 2016 3:00pm at First Missionary Baptist Church 403 Caswell St. Smithfield, NC.

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Elizabeth Jane Hinnant's life journey ended on March 9, 2016 with her loving family by her side at Johnston Memorial Hospital. She lived a spirited and joyful life of 69 years and 3 months. She was adored and cherished by her family and friends: to know her was to love her.

Jane leaves her loved ones a legacy of wisdom, laughter, and fun. Her spirit will live on through her children: Elder Rosenna "Twinkle" Pemberton (Elder John) of Belleville, New Jersey, James "Jimmy" Hinnant (Christine) of Henderson, North Carolina, and Justin Anthony Hinnant of the home. Grandchildren: Elizabeth "Ebby" Pemberton, Christian "Chrissy" Pemberton and Jameze Hinnant. Sisters: Margaret Richardson of Kenly, North Carolina, Alice Johnson of Pikeville, North Carolina, Phyllis Canarick of
 
Kissimmee, Florida, and Josephine Williams of Wilson, North Carolina. Special Friends: Haywood Watson (Vanessa). Renee Pierce. Special Thanks: Caregiver and Friend Alice Reed, Janes's host of nephews, nieces, cousins, other relatives, and friends.

Funeral Services for Ms. Elizabeth Jane Hinnant will take place Sunday March 13, 2016 at Kenly Praise Tabenacle 306 E. Second St. Kenly, NC. Viewing/visitation will start at 2:00pm followed immediately by a celebration of life at 3:00pm.

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Our sincere condolences to the family of Mr. James "Jed" Brown Jr. Mr. Brown, age 61 passed quietly away on Sunday March 6th at Johnston Medical Center after a brief illness. James was one of seven children born to the late James Brown and Jessie Pearl Brown.James was a 1974 graduate of Smithfield-Selma Sr. High School.

He leaves to cherish his memory one uncle Conwell Chance, one aunt Barbara Chance, Thomas Brown, Cynthia Brown, Rosa Lee Brown, Rickey Williams and a special friend Teresa Holiday and a host of other relatives and friends.
 
Funeral Services for Mr. Brown will be held Friday March 11th at the Johnston Central Alumni Center Smithfield. Viewing and visitation will begin at 11:00am followed immediately by Homegoing services at 11:30am.

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Mrs. Annie Pearl Warren Clark Mack, age 100 passed quietly away at her residence Sunday March 6, 2016. Mrs. Mack was born July 19, 1915 in Newton Grove, NC to Mr. Grady and Mrs. Essie Monk Warren. She is survived by six grandchildren; Willard Neal Johnson, Brenda Johnson,Sherry Broadway,Ellis Johnson,La-Neldia Moore-Johnson(Joseph), and Regina Ann Bacote, twelve great-grandchildren, and seven great-great grandchildren.

Funeral services for Mrs. Mack will be held Sat. March 12, 2016 at the Revival Deliverance Center 711 East Branch St. Benson. Viewing and visitation will begin at 10:00am and Eulogistic services start promptly at 11:00am.

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Walter Sanders Funeral Home, regrets to inform you of the passing of Mr. Lonnie "Bunk" Pearce age 82 of Kenly, NC. Mr. Pearce transitioned on Monday Feb. 29, 2016 while a resident at SECU Hospice House, Smithfield, NC. Mr. Pearce leaves to mourn his passing one son Lonnie Pearce; two daughters Sharon Johnson and Marie Holiday; one sister Orene Herridtt.

Funeral Services for Mr. Pearce will be held Sat. March 5, 2016 at Kenly Praise Tabernacle 306 East Second St., Kenly NC. Viewing and Family visitation begins at 11:00 am followed by homegoing services at 12:00 noon.

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Ms. James Alice Blue Hayswood was May 15, 1914, in Moore County, North Carolina. She departed this life on February 29, 2016 in Durham, NC.

She was the youngest daughter of the late James Alexander Chalmers Blue and Deanna Stewart Blue Hayswood. At the age of three, she became the stepdaughter of the late Charles Cook Hayswood, pastor of Pine Street Presbyterian Church. Alice became the first usher at the age of eight, and she joined the church at the age of 13.

 
Her early education was received at Whitted and Hillside High schools through ninth grade. Her junior and senior years were completed at Redstone Academy, later named J. H. Hayswood High School in Lumberton, NC. She graduated on May 18, 1933. In September, 1933, she moved to Brooklyn, New York. While there she joined the Siloam Presbyterian church and worked faithfully until her return to North Carolina in 1941, when she affiliated herself again with Pine Street Presbyterian Church, which was later renamed Covenant Presbyterian Church.

She served in many capacities within the church including secretary of the Sunday School, teacher of pre-school-age children, president and secretary-treasurer of the Annie Alston Circle, each for two years; member of the choir and secretary-treasurer of the Usher Board. She also was a member and vice chair of the Trustee Board, serving two, three-year terms, Altar Flower chairperson for over five years, health care technician, a member of Presbyterian Women, and vice moderator and chair of the Church Sister project. Alice also served as secretary of National Missions of Catawba Presbytery for four years.

She retired from John Umstead Hospital, Butner, NC, in 1976, after 13 years of service. She then became more active in the community attending Citizen’s Police Academy, and coordinating many activities for seniors at Forest Hill Heights Community Center. She spent her final years at Carver Living Center, in Durham.

She leaves to mourn her loss a number of God-children, two granddaughters Lora Jelise Henderson and Marlee Alyssa Henderson, the Covenant church family and a host of cousins and friends.
Funeral services for Ms. Hayswood will be held Fri. March 4, 2016 at Covenant Presbyterian Church (USA), 2620E. Weaver St., Durham NC 27707. Viewing/visitation begins at 11:00 am followed immediately at 12:00 noon for eulogistic services.

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Mr. Russell Allen, age 93 of Four Oaks, NC transitioned from labor to reward on Feb. 20, 2016 at his residence.

Funeral services for Mr. Allen will be held in the Walter Sanders Funeral Home Chapel on Thur Feb 25th at 4:00 pm.

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Annie Doris Sanders was born on December 13, 1932 in Johnston County to the late John and Bessie Wiggins. She was a member of Juniper Grove Disciple Church where she was an active member participating in the choir, home mission and other activities until her health declined.

She attended Forest Hills School in Four Oaks, North Carolina. She was a dedicated wife, mother, grandmother and aunt who also spent time as a domestic worker. She was well known in her community always smiling and never met a stranger.

She leaves to cherish her memories: one son Fredrick Sanders of Selma, NC; three daughters: Doris Ann Sanders-Ford (Dorro) of Four Oaks, NC; Sharon McCray Hinton (Louis) of Four Oaks, NC; Regina Dublin (Elton) of Freeport, TX; one brother Mr. Nathan Wiggins of Freemont, NC; two sisters Mrs. Barbara Chance of Goldsboro, NC, Mrs. Oprah Archie of Richmond Va ; a
 
brother in law Mr. Conwell Chance, a host of grands, great grands and great great grands, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by two daughters; Rebecca Sanders, Wanda Paul; one son: Ronnie Sanders; one grandson: Steven Proctor; two brothers Elijah Ingram, Jessie Wiggins; four sisters Fannie Wiggins, Sue Williams, Bettie Rattliff, and Mary Mitchener.

Services for Mrs. Sanders will take place Wed Feb 17th 2016 at Juniper Grove Disciples Church 5350 Highway 301 South Four Oaks, NC. Viewing starts at 1:00pm and the Celebration of Life begins at 2:00pm.

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The angel of death has visited us and taken from our midst Brother Michael C. Davis. Our Heavenly Father called him home on January 30, 2016. Michael was born on September 15, 1972 to the late Elton and Patricia Ann Davis in Smithfield, NC .

Michael was a graduate of the North Carolina School For The Deaf in Wilson, NC in 1992. While a student at the North Carolina School of Deaf, he lived on campus and had many friends.

Michael loved all sports and he played football at his school. His favorite college team was North Carolina State and was hoping for the Super Bowl.

Michael did various jobs and had a heart of gold. He would do things to help
 
you if you asked and he never complained. Michael was always smiling and happy. It was never a concern that he could not speak or hear. He became a new creature that the Lord took home to be with him.

Graveside Services for Mr. Davis will be held Saturday February 6th at The Sunset Memorial Gardens Cemetery located at the corner of US Highway 70 West and NC 210 starting at 1:00 pm.

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The Walter Sanders Funeral Home regrets to inform you of the passing of Mr. Derrick Ormond Danvers age 73 of Fayetteville, NC. Mr. Danvers was born June 2, 1942 to the late Doris Danvers in Spanish Town, Jamaica. During his young adult life Derrick made a decision to move to the United States to pursue opportunities as a Construction Heavy Equipment Engineer. Derrick later met and married Regina. He and Regina remained as one for over 40 years.
Derrick was preceded in death by his wife Regina, father and mother Doris.
Derrick Danvers was blessed to share five children with his beloved, three daughters; Regina (Lady Day), Elisha (Yaz), Carol, two sons; Dean and Dave, fourteen grandchildren, ten great grands, one brother, two sisters, four sister-n-laws, and a host of nieces, grand nieces, nephews, grand nephews, cousins and friends which are to numerous to name individually to continue his legacy.
Derrick resided in several areas in the State of New York before deciding later to "Take it to the South". He enjoyed the warmer weather and the cool breezes which reminded him of his hometown in Jamaica. He also loved to capture all his experiences with his expensive "Nikon camera". Derrick loved speaking in his native tongue and
 
enjoyed listening to reggae music. His favorite artist included Burning Spear, Bob Marley, Peter Tosh and many others. Derrick's favorite meals included fish, tea, soups, jerk chicken and ox tails made right.

This is a simple snapshot of his life. Derrick is "Gone But Not Forgotten".

A message from the children, "Thank you for investing in us and teaching us life's valuable lessons just when we needed them most".

Arrangements for Mr. Danvers will be handled in New York, New York by George H. Weldon Funeral Home 343 E. 116th St. New York, New York 10029, www.weldonfh.com 212-427-3300.

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Mrs. Gayle H. Accongio, age 80 a resident of Clayton, NC transitioned from labor to reward Sunday night Jan. 17 while a resident at SECU Hospice House of Smithfield, NC.

She was born in Rochester, NY May 16, 1935 to Skiff Fleming and Lillian Grace Bastian both deceased.
Mrs. Accongio was also preceded in death by her grandson, Andrew J. Johnson.

Gayle was a loving child of God, loving mother, devoted friend. Gayle was a founding member of her church, Holy Cross Lutheran Church. She never met a stranger and always sought out ways to give, bless others, and show God's love. She also never met an animal she didn't like. Gayle retired from the NC Department of transportation in 2001 after many years of service. She enjoyed spending time with friends, family, her two dogs, Bessie and Raven, and her cat, Sweetie Pie, reading,"puttering around her yard", and shopping at Cracker Barrel.

Mrs. Accongio is survived by two sisters; Ann D. Zentner of
 
California, and Jane D. Andrews of NY.

Also left to cherish her memories are seven children; Lee Ann Youngblood of Garner, NC, Teresa A. Davis of Garner, NC, Christopher John Accongio of Tulsa OK, Lawrence Robert Accongio of Tulsa OK, Susan Marie Accongio of Charleston, SC, Judy Mary Posner of Wylie, TX, Lynn A. Soles of Clayton; 21 grandchildren and 28 great grandchildren.

Memorial services will be held at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 2920 NC42 W, Clayton, NC 27520, Thursday January 21, 2016 at 7p.m. with a reception to follow at the church.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in Gayle's honor to Holy Cross Lutheran Church (address above.), or to SECU Hospice House, PO Box 1376, Smithfield NC 27577. Please list all donations in memory of Gayle Accongio.

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Georgia Corbett Crocker age 55 of Four Oaks, NC passed quietly away Thursday January 7, 2016 at Johnston Medical Center Smithfield, NC. Georgia was born to Pauline and George Corbett on April 2, 1960 in Smithfield, NC. She was a Johnston County School Bus Driver for 27 years. Georgia loved her family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; Pauline Deans Corbett, George Wildred Corbett, two brothers; Roy Corbett and Ronnie Ray Corbett.

Georgia leaves to mourn her loss, husband William (Bill) Wade Crocker II, one daughter Angela McIntire and partner James West, one son; Christopher Ellis (Ashley), four grandsons; Gregory, Tyler, Kody, Alex, two step grandsons; Quentin, Tristan, one step granddaughter; Brittany, six step children, eight sisters; Ruby Shearin (Claude) of Rocky Mount, NC, Judy Moore (James) of Louisburg, NC, Joan Wright (Roy) of Selma, NC, Gail
 
Holland (Larry) of Selma, NC, Glory Overby (William) of Selma, NC, Patricia Wheeler (Charles) of Selma, NC, Ann Corbett of South Carolina and Deborah Corbett of Greenville, NC.

The Family will hold a Memorial Service in honor of Mrs. Crocker, Sunday January 10, 2016 at Four Oaks Church of God 315 Wellons St., Four Oaks, NC. Family Visitation will be from 1:30pm until 3:00pm with services from 3:00pm until 4:00pm. Welton Earl Worsham III, will be officiating.

The family is requesting all flowers and cards be sent to:

Georgia Crocker c/o Angela McIntire 768 Byrd Rd. Selma, NC 27576

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The Walter Sanders Funeral Home regrets to inform you of the passing of Mrs. Lee Ann Stanley Evans, age 68 of Four Oaks, NC. Mrs. Evans passed quietly away at Rex Healthcare Hospital Raleigh, NC on December 24th. Viewing and visitation for Mrs. Evans will be held Tues. Dec 29th at the Walter Sanders Funeral Home Chapel from 4:00pm until 7:00pm, Homegoing services will take place on Wed. Dec 30th at 2:00pm Church of God of Prophecy Church South Polluck St. Selma, NC

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We regret to inform you of the passing of Mr. William "Tank" Jones, Jr. age 69 of Smithfield, NC. Tank passed suddenly on Sunday Dec. 6th at Johnston Medical Center Smithfield.

He was born to the late William Otis and Ermine Jones Nov. 11, 1946 in Wake County, NC. Tank completed his education at Richard B. Harrison High School in 1965.
Tank is survived by his wife, Evelyn Jones of the home, three children Ashely Messer, Thomas Wheeler, Robbie Wheeler, two sisters; Joyce Johnson, Betty Jones and one brother who predeceased him Leon Jones.
Funeral Services for Mr. William "Tank" Jones will be held in the Walter Sanders Funeral Home Chapel 302 S. Bright Leaf Blvd. Smithfield, NC on Sat. Dec 12th, viewing beginning at 11:00am and a celebration of life beginning at 12 noon.

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The Walter Sanders Funeral Home regrets to inform you of the transition of Mrs. Jessie Joyner Hyman, age 82 of Kenly, NC. Mrs. Hyman slipped quietly away Sat. evening Dec. 5th at the Kitty Askins Hospice Center in Goldsboro, NC.
She was born to the late Otis and Jessie Joyner and was educated in the Johnston County Public School System and furthered her education and training in the Social Services field.
Ms. Jessie married Mr. Willis Hyman (deceased) and to this union five sons were born, Michael (deceased), Braxten, Bobby, Sebastain, Brinson and a special son Michael Crumbley whom she raised, four daughters; Candance (deceased), Sheila, Constance, and Wanda. She is also survived by two brothers Otis and Charles Joyner.

Funeral Services for Mrs. Hyman will be held Sun. Dec 13th at 1:30 pm Rocky Branch United Church of Christ 5968 Highway 581 Kenly, NC.

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We regret to inform you of the passing of Mrs. Alice Faye Chappell Ferrell, age 61 of Clayton, NC. Mrs. Ferrell passed away quietly in the early hours Wed.November 18th at her home in Clayton, NC.

Alice was born to James A. Chappell(deceased) and Sarah Barnes Chappell, She attended Smithfield-Selma Sr. High and graduated in 1972. Faye continued her education at Winston-Salem State University and received a BS. as a Registered Nurse in 1977. Alice was a member of Red Hill United Church of Christ and served in various duties.

Faye, leaves to cherish her memories a loving husband John J. Ferrell, her mother Sarah Chappell, two sons; Beri Chappell(Karen) and Michael Wilkerson, five step daughters; Wanda Ferrell-Wiggins(Jessie), Virginia Ferrell, Crystal Ferrell, Yvonne and Yvette
 
Ferrell, three sister; Patricia Neal, Melody Chappell, and Teresa O'Neal(Darryl), two brothers; James A. Chappell(deceased)wife Tonya Chappell, Phillip Chappell, two aunts; Mary Whitfield and Jeanette Sherrod and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

A Celebration of Life will take place on Wed. Nov. 25th at Red Hill United Church of Christ Church 10412 Buffalo Road Clayton, NC. Viewing and visitation will take place from 10:00 am until 11:00 am, the Celebration begins at 11:00 am. The family will receive guests on Tuesday evening from 4:00 pm until 7:00 pm at the Walter Sanders Funeral Home Chapel.

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The Walter Sanders Funeral Home regrets to inform your of the transition of Mrs. Pearl Ester Wooley, age 89 of Charlotte, NC formerly of Wadesboro, NC on Monday November 16 while a patient at Novant Presbyterian Medical Center Charlotte, NC. Mrs. Wooley was born Jan. 22, 1926 to the late Lewis Napoleon and Ellen Meachem. Mrs. Wooley was married to Mr. Calvin Wooley who preceded her death.

Left to mourn her passing are three daughters; Vickie Carol Smith (Meredith Darlington) of Dunwoody, Ga, Karen Gail Jinks of Charlotte, NC, Rita Regina Wilson of Greensboro, NC, other relatives and friends.

Homegoing services for Mrs. Wooley will be held Friday November 20, 2015 at East Rock Ford Baptist Church 1845 White Store Road Wadesboro, NC 28170. Viewing and Visitation will begin at 10:30 am followed by Eulogistic services at 11:00 am.

 
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Walter Sanders Funeral Home regrets to inform you of the transition of Mr. Herbert Dewayne McKenzie age 59 formerly of Glennville, GA. Mr. McKenzie passed quietly away at his home in Kenly, NC Wed. November 4, 2015. Mr. McKenzie was born April 12, 1956 to the late Ellie Lee and Doris McKenzie. He was preceded in death by two brothers; Fred McKenzie and Thurman McKenzie.

Left to cherish his memories are one brother; Herman McKenzie(Susan) of Metter, GA, two sisters; Carol Burkhalter(Jerome) of Reidsville, GA, and Sue Nell Deloach of Ludowicci, GA.

 
The family will hold a memorial for Mr. McKenzie at a later time to be determined.

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Walter Sanders Funeral regrets to inform you of the passing of Kenneth Tedder, age 82 died in the Brian Center in Clayton, NC on October 30, 2015 after a lengthy illness.. A nearly life long resident of Johnston County, Mr. Tedder was the son of the late Wiley and Hattie Peoria Rose Tedder of Lucama, NC.
He was an insurance salesman and served in the Navy briefly before receiving an honorable discharge.
Kenneth was preceded in death by his parents and two wives, Yvonne Holland Tedder and Barbara Wall Tedder both of Johnston County.

Survivors include his wife Sharon Tedder of Benson, NC, a brother, Ray Tedder of Smithfield, NC, three sons, Philip W Tedder and wife Cindy of Rocky Mount, NC, Christopher L. Tedder and wife Gayla of Snow Hill, NC, and David N. Tedder and wife Teri Howard of Wilmington, NC, and one daughter Tammy L. Starling of Raleigh, NC.
Alsoleft ot cherish his memories are three grandchildren, four step-grandchildren, and four step-great grandchildren. He was loved by many nieces and nephews, other relatives

 
and friends.

A private memorial will be held at a later date and the family requests no flowers.

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Mrs. Lessie Mae Dublin, age 82 was born December 24, 1932 to the late Roy Johnson and Gladys Whitfield Johnson in Enfield NC. She was preceded in death by her husband Melvin Dublin, son Robert Lee Brockington, granddaughter Tracy Brockington, two sisters twin Essie Whitaker and Katie Lee Sanders-Fenner, Two brothers Mac Harris and William Henry Smith. Mrs. Lessie a long time resident of Kenly passed quietly away on Saturday October 31, 2015 while a patient at Barbour Court Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

Lessie is survived by her daughter Linda Carol Brockington Mitchell (Tommy Lee) of Kenly, NC; three sons, Luther Brockington, Jr. (Laverne) of Selma, NC, Ronnie Keith Brockington of Kenly, NC and Thomas Earl Brockington of Raleigh, NC; nine grandchildren; nineteen great grandchildren and a host of other nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Services are scheduled Saturday Nov. 7 at A Touch from Above Faith Center, 654 Main St. Wilsons Mills NC. Viewing/visitation begins at 1230pm with the homegoing celebration starting promptly at 1:30pm.

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Rosa Nell Sanders was born on August 29, 1939 to the late Raymond Watson and Jessie Mae Dublin Watson. She received her education at Johnston Central High School in Smithfield, NC and Brooklyn College in New York. Nell, as she was loving known, loved people and never met a stranger. She had a beautiful smile and always made everyone feel at home. Nell loved her family and was proud of her children, especially Ari, her granddaughter, who was the apple of her eye. She was active in the Brooklyn Chapter of the Johnston Central Alumni Association and was the life of every dance and fundraiser. She was also active in her church in New York – New Frontier Baptist Church.

Nell is survived by her daughter, Audrey J. Sanders of Brooklyn, NY, her son Algie Sanders of Dallas, TX as well as her granddaughter Ariaine “Ari” Sanders of Durham, NC. She was preceded in death by her sister Louella Ware and life partner Ernest
 
Palmer. Nell leaves behind to celebrate her life her brother Ralph Watson (Grace), sisters Alice King and Sarah E. Watson, and nieces Candice Watson, baby A’neya Davis all of Smithfield, NC and nephew Kenneth Ware of Philadelphia, PA. Nell also leaves behind a host of other beloved family members and lifelong friends.

Funeral Services for Mrs. Sanders are scheduled for Wed. Oct 21, 2015 at Mitchener Memorial Baptist Church 911 Blount St. Smithfield, NC with viewing and visitation from 11:00 am until 12:00 noon followed immediately by the homegoing celebration at noon. The family will receive friends on Tue. Oct 20 from 5:00 pm until 7:00 pm at the Walter Sanders Funeral Home Chapel.

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Mr. Lenwood Leroy Whitley, age 78 was the son of the late George and Nora Jane Whitley. Mr. Whitley transitioned from earth to heavenly reward on Friday October 2, 2015 at Elmhurst Hospital Center in Queens, NY. “Len” graduated from the Johnston County School system and served briefly in the United States Navy.

Lenwood leaves to cherish his memory, seven brothers; George Thomas Whitley of Smithfield, NC, Charles Whitley of Clayton, NC, Cornell Whitley of Wilsons Mills, NC, Drew Whitley of Raleigh, NC, Donald Whitley of Garner, NC, Ronald Whitley of Kenly, NC, Russell Whitley of Raleigh, NC, Randy predeceased him in death, seven sisters; Pherbia Smith of Clayton, NC, Janet Poston of Wilsons Mills, NC, Marie Neal of Wilsons Mills, NC, Linda Warren of Roosevelt Island, NY , Carolyn Dobbin of
 
Wilsons Mills, NC, Diane Ferrell of Selma, NC, Regina Whitley of Selma, NC; two aunts Fannie Wilder of Wilsons Mills, NC, Charlotte Robinson of Bronx, NY and a host of nieces, nephews other relatives and friends.

Funeral Services are scheduled for Saturday Oct. 10, 2015 at the Johnston Central Alumni Center 1110 Massey St. Smithfield, NC. Viewing and visitation begins at 1:00pm and Homegoing Services will start at 2:00pm.

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Mr. Dewey Edward Wood, Sr. was born August 18, 1944 to Helen and Dewy Wood in Smithfield, NC. Mr. Wood entered into eternal rest Sunday Sept. 20, 2015 at his home in Middlesex, NC.

His family will continue his legacy of Love. Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 28 years Constance Lee Wood of the home; two sons Dewey Edward Wood Jr. of the home, and Demetrius Montrel Wood(Candace) of Kenly, North Carolina; two grandchildren Master Tristan and Ashley Wood; one Aunt Ms. Margaret L. Dunston and a host of cousins and friends

Funeral Services for Mr. Wood will be held Friday Sept. 25, 2015 at the Walter Sanders Funeral Home Chapel, 302 S. Bright Leaf Blvd., Smithfield, NC. Viewing will begin at 11:00am followed by a celebration of life at 12:00 noon.

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Lillie Mae Henry Richardson was born July 16, 1945 to the late Walter Roosevelt Henry and Reverend Ada Williams Henry.

She received her education at Short Journey School in Johnston County, NC. She loved playing bingo, fishing, having lots of fun and laughter with her family. Lillie Mae loved to sing at all the Family Reunions she attended, even if she wasn't on the program. She never met a stranger, she loved everyone.

Lillie Mae Henry Richardson was preceded in death by her husband Garfield Richardson, five sisters; Hazel Robinson, Vernell Williams, Earlene Williams, Dorothy Sanders, Mattie Lee Henry, two grandchildren and a son-in-law Eddie Johnson. Those
 
left to cherish her memories includes one daughter; Minister Cynthia Johnson of Smithfield, NC, three sons; Robin Henry of Selma, NC, Detroit Henry (Annette) of Dunn, NC, Cleveland Henry of Rahway, NJ, one sister; Mary Nwoke of Lawerenceville, GA, two brothers; Walter Fred Henry (Carolyn) of Selma, NC, Walter Henry Jr. of Smithfield, NC, seven step children, nineteen grandchildren, six great grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

A Memorial Service will be held Sat. September 26, 2015 at Church of God of Prophecy 306 Elizabeth St Selma, NC starting at 1:00pm.

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Carolyn Ann Smith born to Willie Lee Anderson Smith and Jerry Smith, Sr., on December 8, 1959 in Newark, New Jersey. She departed this life at the age of 55 on Tuesday, August 25, 2015 at UNC Memorial Hospital in Chapel Hill, NC. Carolyn is survived by her son, Anthony M. Smith and daughter Myeshia N. Smith (Stacey), two brothers, Jerry Smith, Jr., (Carol), Richard L. Smith, one sister Brenda Woodard and a host of other relatives and friends.

Arrangements for Ms. Carolyn Smith are scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 5, 2015 at Walter Sanders Funeral Home Chapel, 302 S. Bright Leaf Blvd.,
 
Smithfield, NC at 2:00 pm. Viewing and Visitation will be from 1:00 pm until 2:00 pm.

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Mrs. Elsie Ferrell Degraffenreaidt, age 80 from Raleigh, NC, formerly of Smithfield, NC transitioned from earth to heaven on Tuesday August 25 at the Brian Center in Clayton, NC.

She leaves to cherish her beloved memories daughters; Beverly Hagins of Raleigh, NC, Lisa Smith(Mark) of Smithfield, NC, Diane Hagins of Smithfield, NC; one son Bruce Hagins(Janet) of Raleigh, NC; two brothers James Authur Ferrell(Mildred) of NY, NY, Demetrius McCoy(Betty) of Clayton, NC; a special niece Rosolyn Ferrell of Columbia, SC and a host of other nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Homegoing services will be held at Johnston Piney Grove Church 1691 Barber Mill Rd Clayton, NC Saturday August 29, 2015. Viewing/Visitation will begin at 11:30am with services starting promptly at 12:00 noon.

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Tonya Lynette Pearce was born January 19, 1962 in Smithfield North Carolina, and returned home to her heavenly Father on the morning of
August 26, 2015. She was preceded in death by her parents, Herman and Janie Anderson and brother Kerry Anderson.

She leaves to cherish her memories, husband, Gregory “Fish” Pearce, 2 sons, Franchez Anderson and Gregory “Junior” Pearce, 3 sisters, Janice Anderson, Karen Wallace, and Tanga Solomon, 2 brothers, Kelvin and Keith Anderson.

Homegoing services will be Monday August 31, 2015 Shiloh Christian Church 209 Durham St Smithfield, NC. Viewing and visitation will be from 11:00am until 12:00 noon Monday August 31st followed by a celebration of life at 12:00 noon.

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Mrs. Almeta Berry Baylor passed away peacefully Monday August 24, 2015 at her home. Mrs. Baylor was born July 16, 1938 in Smithfield, NC to the late George Robinson and Lillie B. Terrell.

Mrs. Baylor was preceded in death by both her parents George and Lillie, her husband of 49 years Mr. John Baylor and a son Darrell Baylor.

She leaves to cherish her memories four sons; Tony Berry of Raleigh, NC.,

 
Ray(Betty) Baylor of Winston-Salem, NC., James Baylor of Smithfield, NC., Ted Baylor of Smithfield, NC., one brother-in-law Jonah(Alystne) Smith of Greensboro, NC., seven grandchildren, three great-grandchildren a host of nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

Graveside services for Mrs. Baylor will be held Friday August 28th 2015 at the Resthaven Cemetery located approximately 732 N. Bright Leaf Blvd and Edgerton St Smithfield, NC @ 12:00noon. The family will receive guests on Thurs August 27th at the Walter Sanders Funeral Home Chapel from 4:00pm until 7:00pm.

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Mrs. Bernice Baum Sanders, age 77 of Smithfield NC deceased on Friday August 14th at Johnston Medical Center Smithfield NC.

Funeral Arrangements for Mrs. Sanders will be held Thursday August 20th at the Walter Sanders Funeral Home Chapel starting at 2:00pm, friends are invited to visit with family on Wednesday August 19th at the Funeral Home Chapel from 4:00pm until 7:00pm.

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Mrs. Janice M. Jones-Richardson, age 67 passed quietly away early Friday morning at SECU Hospice House in Smithfield, NC with family by her side. Janice Maurice Jones Richardson was born to Mr. Carlton R. Jones and Lillian Davis Jones in Greenville County VA.After Graduation from high school she received further education from Virginia Commonwealth and later earned a degree in nursing. Janice worked for 44 years in the nursing field where she pursued her purpose of aiding others.

Janice was preceded in death by her parents Carlton and Lillian Jones, one son Kevin N. Richardson, two brothers Vernon Jones Sr., Carlton Jones Jr, and one sister Barbara Jones. She leaves to cherish her
 
memories one daughter; Kia V. Jones of Richmond VA, one son; James M. Richardson, Jr of Durham NC, two brothers; Levon Jones of Graham NC, Vernon Jones Jr of Raleigh NC, two sisters; Joyce Carter of Atlanta GA, Myra Jones-Abid of Lexington Park MD, four grandchildren; Jual, Jahkazia, Keison, Kym and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, co-workers and friends. Not to be excluded a best friend Pamela Roberts who was considered a sister and a good friend Lucille Williams of Smithfield NC.

Funeral Services for Mrs. Richardson will be held Wednesday August 19th at Greater Vision Worship Center 720 Second Ave Smithfield at 10:00am. Following the funeral services interment will take place at the Jones Family Cemetery Highway 634 Freeman, VA.

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Mrs. Earlene Holden Nixon, of Smithfield NC transitioned on Friday July 31 2015 at Novant Presbyterian Hospital in Charlotte, NC.

Earlene Holden Nixon was born May 10 in Longwoods, NC to the late Wille Holden and Easter Carmichael Holden. She was educated at Johnston County Training School and Payne's Business and Secretarial School in Raleigh. She also became a dedicated member of St. Peter Disciple of Christ Church where she served faithfully until her death.

Earlene was preceded in death by her husband Claude Nixon and son William "Billy" Bunch (Barbara). She leaves to cherish her loving memory; Donald Nixon (Velvet), Susan Parker Nixon (Douglas), Dwayne Nixon, Marvin Nixon and William Charles Nixon. Also, mourning her memory are seven grandchildren, two greatgrandchildren

 
and a host of nieces, nephews, and cousins and friends.

Funeral arrangements for Mrs. Nixon will be held at St. Peter DOC Church 1011 E Massey St Smithfield, NC. Viewing/Visitation begins at 12 noon until 1:00pm Friday at the church and services will start at 1:00pm.

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Mrs Louise Tempie Jane Bell, age 97 transitioned from labor to reward on July 28, 2015 while in the care of Cedar Bayou Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center in Baytown TX. Mrs. Bell was a longtime resident of Smithfield, NC and member of Galilee Baptist Church. She was predeceased by her parents John W Mitchener and Arrow Sanders Mitchener and reared by her stepmother Gussie Mayo Sanders Mitchener. She was the widow of the late Joesph W. Bell, and is survived by five children; Lynwood, Maurice, Donnell, Gwendolyn, Rita. Twins Carolyn and Evelyn deceased at an early age. Tempie also lost four brothers Napoleon, Wiley, Everett and Wilbert prior to her death she leaves to mourn her lost two brothers Raymond and Clifton and a sister Willena, nine grandchildren, three great grandchildren, one grandchild who also predeceased her Jabari and a host of other surviving relatives and friends to cherish her memories.

Homegoing services for Mrs. Bell are scheduled for Saturday August 8th 2015.
 
Viewing/Visitation will begin at 11:00am on Saturday with Eulogistic Services starting at 12:00 noon Galilee Baptist Church Smithfield, NC.

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Mr. Bennie Vinson age 80 of Wilson's Mills NC deceased on Thursday July 23, 2015 at SECU Hospice House after a brief illness. Mr. Vinson was born to the late George and Mary Vinson April 2, 1935 in Johnston County NC. Mr. Bennie was educated in the Johnston County schools and later moved to New York to pursue other opportunities. Mr. Vinson was married to Bertha Mae Frasier for over 50 years and is survived by six children Charnita, Bennie Jr., Ronald, Debbie, Yvette, and Stacy; three sisters Yvonne, Evelyn,Johnetta and a host of other relatives and friends.Funeral services for Mr. Vinson will take place on Friday July 31st. Viewing and visitation will begin at 2:00pm and the services will start at 2:30pm at Union Hill AME Church 51 Harrison Rd. Wilson's Mills NC. Interment for Mr. Vinson will be Maplewood Cemetery, Clayton NC.
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We would like to inform you of the transition of Ms. Betty Merritt, age 70 of Washington DC on Friday June 19th. Mrs. Merritt is the daughter of the late Alton and Iona Merritt. She is survived by two sons Carlos and Lewis Merritt of Washington DC; two sisters Barbara Merritt and Agnes Merritt-English of Smithfield, and host of other relatives.

Funeral services for Ms. Merritt are scheduled for Monday June 29th at St. Peter Church of Christ DOC 1011 E. Massey St Smithfield, NC 1:00pm . The family will receive guest Sunday from 5pm until 7 pm at the Walter Sanders Funeral Home Chapel.

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The Walter Sanders Funeral Home regrets to inform you of the transition of Bishop Sylvestor Holder, age 85 of Middlesex, NC. Bishop Holder passed quietly away on Tuesday morning May 26th at the Transitions Hospice Center in Raleigh surrounded in love by his family. Bishop Holder was born Nov. 11, 1929 to Alfred and Louzine Holder in Johnston County, NC. He was married to Ruby Mae Stancil for over 60 years. Bishop Holder served his country in the US Air Force where he retired with the rank of Major. Major (Ret.) Holder also worked for and retired from National Institute of Health Services (NIHS). Major (Ret.) Holder also, served as the first black President of BB&T bank in the Smithfield-Selma area.

Bishop Holder leaves to cherish his memories; a son Sylvestor "Wayne" (Sharon) of Middlesex, NC, a daughter Wilma Jean (Michael) of Fayetteville, NC; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Viewing and visitation for Bishop Holder will be held Saturday May 30th from 6:30 pm until 8:00 pm at St. James Church of Christ 9573 NC Hwy 222 West Middlesex, NC. The Homegoing celebration for the
 
Bishop will be held Sunday May 31st at St. James Church of Christ beginning at 2:00 pm.

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The Walter Sanders Funeral Home would like to inform you of the passing of Mr. Hubert "June" Raiford Jr age 75 of Smithfield. Mr. Raiford passed Monday May 25th while a patient at Wake Medical Center Raleigh, NC. Mr. Raiford for was born April 11, 1940 to the late Hubert Raiford Sr and Della Stancil Raiford. Mr. Raiford was also preceded in death by a brother Mr. Nathaniel Raiford Sr. He leaves to cherish his memory; one brother Jimmy Raiford (Karen) and one sister Ernestine Lowe (James) of Smithfield; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends. June also leaves to mourn, a special long time family The Hill family Jan, Keith, Angie Rose, and Melody of Smithfield who thought of him as a son and brother.

Memorial Services will be held Friday May 29th at The Walter Sanders Funeral Home Chapel beginning at 5:00pm.

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The Walter Sanders Funeral Home regrets to inform you of the transitioning of Mr. Charles Edward "Doola"Allen, age 61 of Smithfield, NC. Mr. Allen died at the Wilson Medical Center, Wilson NC Mon. April 27th. Mr. Allen is survived by his wife Carolyn Smith Allen of the home Smithfield; five children Charles Parker of Wilson NC, Karlee Dublin,Raquel Dublin,and Major Clark Jr.of Smithfield NC, and Tara(GG)Gullatt of Clayton NC; three brothers Matthew Allen and Lane Allen of Kenly NC, Randolph Allen of Philadelphia Pennsylvania; two sisters Doris Lancaster of Kenly, and Jean Allen of Philadelphia Pennsylvania.
Three brothers proceeded him in death. Funeral Arrangements are pending at this time.

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The Walter Sanders Funeral Home regrets to inform you of the transition of Mrs. Lena Mae Holder Sessions. Mrs. Lena Mae age 68 passed away on Thursday April 2, 2015 at Johnston Medical Center. Mrs. Sessions was preceded in death by her parents Ruben ad Lena Holder and three brothers Jon, Jimmy, and Matthew Holder, two sisters Thelma and Annie Mae Holder.

Lena Mae was born December 11, 1946 in Johnston County NC. Mrs. Holder was a faithful member of St. Peter Disciples of Christ Church where she served on the Usher Board, Nurse's Aide and Children's Church.

Mrs. Lena Mae leaves to cherish her memory, Husband Joe Sessions of Smithfield, NC; one daughter Edith Durham (Marvin) of Selma, NC; one son Hardy Sessions (Edna) of Kenly, NC and a host of other relatives and friends. Arrangements are pending at this time.

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The Walter Sanders Funeral Home would to like to inform you of the passing of Mr. Alexander "Skeet" Williams age 68 of Smithfield, NC on Sunday March 22nd.
Alexander Williams, Jr was born on May 30, 1946 in Smithfield, NC to the late Louise Chance Williams Sanders and Alexander Williams, Sr.

Skeet had a baby sister Denise "Teenine" Williams who predeceased him in 1974. He was married to the former Nubiko (Toni) Williams for 27 years. He leaves to cherish his memory a son, Kristian Williams of Selma, NC. He is also survived by two sisters Sandra Williams of Smithfield, NC and Jewette Williams of Four Oaks, NC; a brother John McNeal (Mildred) of Fayetteville, NC; four nieces Sherrill Haley, Paula Waters, Dr. Katina Blue, and Whitney Knight; and one nephew Pastor Larry D. Williams, Jr; eight great nieces and nephews; one uncle Conwell "Johnny" Chance(Barbara); one aunt Irene Burgess and a host of cousins and friends.
 
Funeral Services for Mr. Williams will be held Saturday March 28th at the JCHS Alumni Center 1110 Massey St. Smithfield. Viewing and visitation will begin at 10:00am Saturday at the Alumni Center and the homegoing ceremony will begin promptly at 11:00am.

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The Walter Sanders Funeral Home regrets to inform you of the passing of Mrs. Soiesette Hines-Eason, age 81. Mrs. Eason was a resident of Smithfield and lived on Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Mrs. Eason passed quietly away while a resident at Barbour Court on March 18th.Mrs. Eason is survived by a son, B. Junior Eason(Everlena) of Goldsboro, NC; Three grandchildren Tiffany Eason of Raleigh NC, Ashley Smith of Charlotte NC, Ashley Eason of Greensboro NC; One brother Raiford Hines(Maybelle) Selma NC; Three sisters Lois Whitley(Winston) of Selma NC, Flossie Hines Selma NC, Yanetta Hines of Smithfield NC, and Irene Cannady Clayton NC.

A Celebration of Life will take place Friday March 27th at New Generation Christian Church, 4423 Wilson Mills Rd.Wilson Mills, NC at 1:00pm.

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The Walter Sanders Funeral Home regrets to inform you to inform you of the transition of Mrs. Ruby Mae Holder, age 83 of Middlesex, NC. Mrs. Holder slipped quietly away on Mon Feb. 23rd while a resident at Smithfield

Manor.A Celebration of life for Mrs. Holder is scheduled for Sunday Mar 1st at St. James Church of Christ 9573 NC Hwy 222 West Middlesex, NC beginning at 1:30pm. The family will receive guest on Sat. Feb 28th from 6:00pm until 8:00pm at the St. James Church of Christ.

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The Walter Sanders Funeral Home regrets to inform you of the transition of Mrs. Mary M. Snead Smith age 76 of Lillington, NC. Mrs. Smith passed quietly away surrounded by family at her residence on Sunday Feb. 22, 2015.
Mrs. Smith was preceded in death by a granddaughter Tiara Snead and survived by her husband Mr. Earl Smith of Erwin, two sons David Snead(Michelle) of Lillington, Levi Snead(Sonya) of Smithfield, NC; two daughters Onie Whitley(Lorenzo) of Selma, NC, Mary Ellis(Tony) of Lillington, NC,eleven grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.

The Homegoing celebration will take place Fri, Feb 27th at Pisgah Top Bible Church of God 171 Lamm Ave. Erwin, NC 27339 at 1:00pm.

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The Walter Sanders Funeral Home regrets to inform you of the passing of Mrs. Annie D. Jones, age 97 of Smithfield, NC. Mrs. Jones passed away at Wake Medical Center Raleigh, NC on Thursday Feb. 19th.

Mrs. Jones is survived by One son Rev. Robert Jones Jr.(Dorothy) of Yonkers, NY, Two daughters Virginia Staley(Rev. Marion) of Selma, NC and Kay McDuffie(Raymond) of Largo, MD, Seven grandchildren, Sixteen great-grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.

The family will receive friends for visitation and viewing on Tues Feb. 24th from 4:00pm until 7:00pm at the Walter Sanders Funeral Home Chapel 302 S. Bright Leaf Blvd., Smithfield. The homegoing celebration for Mrs. Jones will be held at Mitchener Memorial Baptist Church 911 Blount St., Smithfield at 1:00pm on Wed Feb 25th.
 
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The Walter Sanders regrets to inform you of the transition of Ms. Elizabeth Williams age 85 of Kenly, NC. Ms. Williams passed away quietly with family by her side at Wilson Medical Center, Wilson, NC on Sunday Feb. 15th.
The family will receive friends at Mincey Chapel FWB Church 401 N. Gardner Ave Kenly on Friday Feb. 20th from 4:00pm until 7:00pm for a viewing/visitation. Funeral Services for Ms. Williams will be held Sat. Feb. 21st at 1:00pm Mincey Chapel FWB Church 401 N. Gardner Ave. Kenly.

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The Walter Sanders Funeral Home regrets to inform you of the passing of Ms. Alicia Joyce Morgan, age 49 of Smithfield. Ms Morgan slipped quietly away at Johnston Medical Center on Sunday Feb. 15th. A memorial service for Ms Morgan is planned for a future date. She is survived by two daughters, Angela Perry of Raleigh, Jennifer Behr of Sanford and one son Brandon Behr of Garner, and two grandchildren.

A Memorial Service is scheduled for Saturday February 28th at The Walter Sanders Funeral Home Chapel 302 S. Bright Leaf Blvd Smithfield, NC. beginning at noon.

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Mrs. Helenease Mitchener West, age 85 of Smithfield, NC was born Oct 4, 1929 in Johnston County NC to the late Jesse and Lena Mitchener. Mrs. West transitioned from labor to reward on Thursday Feb. 5. 2014 at Wayne Memorial Hospital Goldsboro, NC. Mrs. Helenease was preceded in death by her siblings Thurman, Lewis, Charles, Booker, David Mitchener and Betty Mitchener King. She is survived by three brothers Jesse, Lt. Col. James Earl and Calvin Mitchener, three sisters Louise Curtis, Eula Adeniji and Laverne Hocutt, and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives all of whom will treasure memories of her.

Funeral services and viewing will take place on Wed Feb. 11 at
 
Galillee Baptist Church 2017 Galillee Rd Smithfield, NC beginning at 12:30pm with the homegoing services beginning promptly at 1:00pm.

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Mrs. Mary E. Chandler, age 76 of Smithfield, NC was born Dec. 2, 1938 in Wilson's Mills, NC. She was born to the late Lee and Cora Sanders who preceded her in death. Mary departed this life on February 2, 2015. Mary leaves to cherish her memories four sisters, Elouise Raynor, Rosa Vinson, Senora Torain, and Rebecca Sanders, Three brothers, James Sanders, Bernard Sapp, and Cornell Sanders, one uncle Jacob Sanders, and one aunt Jean Alston and a host of nieces, nephews , other relatives and friends. Mary also had had two lifelong friends Deborah Sounds and Gloria Hopkins.

The public will be allowed to visit with Mary and family on Sat. February 7th from 4:00pm until 7:00 pm in the Walter Sanders Funeral Home Chapel 302 S. Bright Leaf Blvd., Smithfield, NC. The homegoing ceremony honoring her life will be held Sun. February 8th at Interstate Ministries 4584 US Highway 70 Business West Clayton, NC beginning at 2:00pm. The body will lie in state from 1:00pm until 2:00pm at the church on Sunday.

 
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Mrs. Nellie E. Green, 91 of Smithfield, NC transitioned from labor to reward on Thur. Jan 22, 2015. Mother Green was born Dec. 29, 1923 to the late George and Callie Cole in Johnston County NC. Mother Green is survived by one sister; Dorothy Cole, Greensboro, NC; three brothers George Cole Jr.,Eatontown, NJ, Charles Cole(Lucy) and Walter Cole(Sandra), Fayetteville, NC and several nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.

Visitation will take place on Wed. Jan 28th at The Walter Sanders Funeral Home Chapel 302 S. Bright Leaf Blvd. Smithfield, NC from 4:.00pm until 7:00pm and the Homegoing Celebration will be on Thu Jan 29th at the Western Assembly Disciples of Christ Church 9766 Highway 701 Newton Grove, NC viewing beginning at 12 noon services immediately following at 1:00pm.

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Charles Edward Cates, 89, of Hope Mills, died Sunday, Jan. 18, 2015, at home with family.
He was born June 10, 1925, to the late James and Leora Cates, in Parkton, NC.
Mr. Cates is survived by his wife of more than 65 years, Josie Bacote Cates; five children, Thaddis (Stephanie), Val McLean (Jim), Milton (Pamela), Myra Shobande (Jide) and Susan Brandon (Michael); 10 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be held Friday, Jan. 23, 2015, from 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. at First Missionary Baptist Church, 195 West David Parnell St. in Parkton, NC with services to follow at 1 p.m. and interment in Mount Hebrew
 
Cemetery in Parkton, NC.

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