Walter Sanders Funeral
and Cremation Services


302 S. Brightleaf Blvd.
Smithfield, NC 27577

(919) 934-6661

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Obituaries: They Left Us Too Soon...

 
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Condolences to the family of Mr. Harold G. Shepherd of Selma, NC. Mr. Shepherd transitioned on Monday April 23 while a resident at Barbour Court Nursing and Rehab in Smithfield. Mr. Shepherd was Mr. Shepherd worked most of his life as a concrete contractor.

He leaves to mourn his loss, wife Rev. Frances Shepherd, two sons; Decaris, Shelton, two grandchildren; D'Andre, Tymetrus, four brothers; Alvester, Elmo, James Wesley, Edward, six sisters; Irene, Velvaline, Elizabeth, Mildred, Bernice, Juliet and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral Services are scheduled for 1:00 pm Sat. April 28th at Holy Temple Church of God 228 Montgomery Heights Rd Selma. Funeral Home Viewing/visitation Fri 5 - 7 pm at the WSFH Chapel 302 S. Bright Leaf Blvd Smithfield.

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Family or Deceased Name:Harold Shepherd
Message:My condolences to the Shepherd family for a very sad loss. Mr. Shepherd was a good boss to work with, a good friend, and one of the most honest men I ever known. May the Lord be with his family.
Your Name:Henry Lucas and Wife Mary Lucas
Date: 04-24-2018
Family or Deceased Name:To the Family of Deacon Harold Shepherd
Message:Our condolences and prayers are with you and your family.
Your Name:Tyrone and Kim Daye
Date: 04-24-2018
Family or Deceased Name:Herold G. Shepherd
Message:Sorry to hear about your loss
Your Name:Essie Ruffin Reed Glen Allen,Virginia
Date: 04-24-2018
Family or Deceased Name:Mr. Harold Shepherd
Message:Sorry for your loss. May it help to know that we care and share in you grief and hope you find comfort in knowing that there is no more pain and suffering.
Your Name:Hettie am. Revell
Date: 04-24-2018

Family or Deceased Name:Deacon Harold Sheppard
Message:Pastor Sheppard we are so sorry to here of your loss. Just know that God makes no mistakes and that he will keep you in the palm of his hands.
Your Name:Pastor Everett Sanders and New Jerusalem Holiness Church Wendell, NC
Date: 04/23/2018
 

 
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Ms. Brenda Roland transitioned from earth to her heavenly reward on Saturday April 7 at her residence in Willow Springs surrounded by the love of family.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Tom and Edith McCormick, and her brother, Earl McCormick. Brenda leaves to cherish her memories, one brother, Kenneth McCormick (Rhonda McCormick), one sister Margo Pendergraft (Owen Pendergraft), one son Jimmy Blume, two daughters Diane Irby (Walter Irby) and Rena Blume, three Grandchildren, Kandance Rose, Joshua Pullium and Buddy Irby, one Great Grandson Braylon.

Brenda was born in Roxboro, NC. She lived most of her life in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. While living in Philadelphia she waited tables. She currently was residing in Willow Springs, NC with her niece Jennifer Williams and her husband Jesse Williams. She loved reading books, listening to music and cutting jokes.

Service will be held on April 15th, 2018 at 3:00. Prospect Free Will Baptist Church. 783 Prospect Church Rd. Dunn, NC.

In lieu of Flowers, Please make donations to Transitions Life Care of Wake County, NC.

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Mr. Esaw Douglas age 74 of Smithfield passed quietly away on Tues April 3, 2018 while a resident at Brian Center Clayton, NC.

Services for Mr. Esaw Douglas will be held Sunday April 8, 2018 at the Temple Baptist Church 1250 S. Polluck St Selma, NC. Viewing will begin at 2:00pm followed by a Celebration of Life at 3:00pm.

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Family or Deceased Name: Esaw Douglas
Message: Gonna miss you Buddy!No more pain,No more Suffer God was ready for you to take that heavenly ride!
Your Name: Patricia
Date: 4-8-2018
 

 
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Michael L. Merritt was born on October 1, 1951 to Oscar Leon Merritt and Lillie Judkins Merritt of Smithfield, NC. Michael was the fourth child born to his parents, and was preceded in death by two young sisters, his father Oscar L. Merrit and his mother Lillie J. Merritt. He entered into eternal rest on April 3, 2018 at the Smithfield Manor Rehabilitation Center.

He leaves to love and cherish his memory; wife, Loni Larnetta Merritt, of Benson NC; a brother, Dennis Merritt
(Lois) of Smithfield, NC; sister Patricia Merritt McDonald (Mack) of Selma, NC; two daughters, Tonya Merritt of Puerto Rico and Sheila Monroe of Selma, NC and a host of other relatives and friends.

Services for Mr. Merritt will be held Saturday April 7, 2018 at First Missionary Baptist Church 403 Caswell St Smithfield, NC. Viewing will start at 11:00 am followed by eulogistic services at 12: 00 noon.

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Family or Deceased Name:Michael Merritt
Message:Rest In Peace Michael,you will truly be missed
Your Name:Denise Graham
Date: 4-7-2018
Family or Deceased Name: Merritt Family
Message: My prayers are with your time of grief, Mike will surely be missed. Earth's loss is Heaven's gain. Mike has finished his course and we must do the same.
Your Name: Elder James Stancil & Evangelist Janet McAllister-Stancil
Date: 4-06-2018
Family or Deceased Name:Michael Merritt
Message:Saddened to hear of the passing of your love one Michael. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Your Name:Leamon & Flo Sanders, North Charleston, SC
Date: 4-5-2018
Family or Deceased Name: Micheal Leon Merritt
Message: I would like to offer my condolences to the Merritt Family. We will be praying for you all.
Your Name: Jewette Williams, Ex-Neighbor and friend of the Family.
Date: 04-05-2018
Family or Deceased Name:To The Family of Michael Merritt
Message:My sincere sympathy prayers for comfort and strength
Your Name:Ricky &Sylvia Williams
Date: 04-05-2018
 

 
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Ms. Quanteance Renee Stewart, age 59 of Kenly, NC departed this world early on Monday April 2, 2018 while a resident of Kitty Askins Hospice Center, Goldsboro, NC. Ms. Stewart was born November 4, 1958 to Isaac Coachman and Lena Stewart Pearce in Johnston County, NC.

Quanteance attended Public Schools in Johnston County and graduated with the Class of 1977 at North Johnston High School.

She leaves to cherish her memories daughter Amber S. Olanrewaju, mother Lena Stewart Pearce, sister Angela S. Price, numerous other relatives and friends.

Services for Ms. Quanteance R. Stewart are scheduled for Sunday April 8, 2018 at Bethel United Holy Church 401 W. 1st St. Kenly, NC 27542. Viewing will begin at 11:00 am followed by Funeral Services at 12:00 noon.

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Family or Deceased Name:Renee Steward
Message:My Thoughts and sympathy to Renee’s family and friends. I’ll always remember her visits with us growing up. She was full of fun and happiness. Family know that she is remembered by God Job 14:14,15
Your Name:Robin Pearce
date: 4-9-2018
Family or Deceased Name:Quanteance Renee' Stewart
Message:Amber, we are saddened to here of your mother's death. You and your grandmother are in our thoughts and prayers during the sorrowful time. Be blessed Amber and know we; Faith, Meba, Philip, Nicholas, Mr. & Mrs. Billy Staggers are here if you need us.
Your Name:Valerie S. Staggers
Date: 4-7-2018

Family or Deceased Name:Renee Stewart
Message:My prayers and thoughts are with you at this time during the home going service of your loved one Renee Stewart. Just remember "God Will Take Care Of You"
Your Name:Hershall Forsythe
Date: 4-6-2018
Family or Deceased Name:Quantance Renee Stewart
Message:You are in my thoughts and prayers. Renee has earned her reward, her journey is complete. May you find comfort in Ecclesiates 3, a season for all things under the sun.
Your Name:Sylvia Frazier
Date: 04-04-2018
Family or Deceased Name:Quantance Renee Stewart
Message:Renee will truly be missed by many. Our prayers are with you as your family is going through this time of bereavement.
Your Name:Therisa Ruffin (Poochie) and Anthony Shaw
Date: 04-3-2018
Family or Deceased Name: Quanteance Renee Stewart
Message: Praying for your family at your time of loss
Your Name: Christine Edwards
Date: 04-03-2018
Family or Deceased Name: Mrs. Lena Stewart
Message: The Bradberry Family are praying for you in this difficult time...
Your Name: Evangelist Annie Bradberry
Date: 04-03-2018
Family or Deceased Name:Quanteance Renee Stewart
Message:My deepest sympathy and prayers are with the family at the loss of your loved one.
Your Name:Helene Price and Family
Date: 04-02-2018


 

 
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Mr. John Tinsley Jr., age 81 of Selma, NC passed away quietly at his residence on the morning of Thursday March 29, 2018. Mr. Tinsley was born in Johnston County, NC on October 15, 1936 and raised by his mother Nancy Brown Tinsley.

Mr. Tinlsey worked for many years with Burlington Industries until his health started to decline.

Mr. Tinsley leaves to cherish his memories his wife Lenner Tinsley of the home, five children; Pam McCray, Charlie Tinsley, Sharwan Tinsley, Carl Coleman, Tessa Tinsley, two sisters Nellie King, Elsie Norman, a host of other relatives and friends.

Arrangements are as follows; Walk-thru viewing Wednesday April 4th from 4:00 pm until 7:00 pm at the Walter Sanders Funeral Home Chapel 302 S. Bright Leaf Blvd., Smithfield, Funeral Services will be held Thursday April 5th at Salvation Deliverance Temple Holy Church, Inc. 420 E. Market St., Smithfield viewing from 11:00 am till 12:00 noon, Funeral Services begin at 12:00 noon.

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Family or Deceased Name:John Tinsley Jr & Family
Message:"The Almighty God" alone called your loved one's soul! Family and friends rejoice! extol!Tears of pain and saddness; cease to spill in remembrance, John Tinsley Jr. lives on still...
Your Name:Respectfully submitted, Sandra E. Tinsley
Date: 04-04-2018
Family or Deceased Name:John Tinsley Jr.
Message:My Condolences to the family you all will be in my prayers.
Your Name:Vivian Laney-Dobbin
Date: 04-03-2018
Family or Deceased Name:John Tinsley Jr.
Message:We send our deepest condolences to the family. We love you.
Your Name:Stan and Serena McClarin
Date: 04-02-2018
Family or Deceased Name:Tinsley family
Message:Sorry to hear of your loss but know that prayers are with you during these difficult times and as always God knows bestl
Your Name:Jackie Lacy, Selma Town Council
Date: 3-30-2018
 

 
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We regret to inform you of the transition from labor to reward of Dr. Joseph Warren Jr., 69 of Smithfield formally of Mount Olive, N.C., Dr. Warren passed quietly away at his home on Friday March 23rd.

He is the son of the late Deacon Joseph and Peggy Warren Sr. of Mount Olive. Joseph attended Carver High School in Mount Olive and graduated in 1967, after graduation he continued earning various certifications and degrees. He was called into the ministry in 1978. He was the Pastor of the following churches under the Goldsboro Raleigh District Assembly Church of Christ Disciples of Christ; Sampson Chapel in Clinton, NC 1982 – 1988, St Stephens Church Trenton, NC 1988-1998, St. James Church in Mount Olive, NC 1998-2011 and St Stephens Church in Princeton 2013 until his death in 2018.

Dr. Joseph Warren Jr. leaves to cherish his memories a loving wife, Linda Ray Warren of the home, two sons; Anthony Warren of Mount Olive NC., Torrio Warren of Goldsboro, NC., two daughters; Antonia King of Greensboro, NC., Karona Bryant (Derrick) of Warsaw, NC., one stepdaughter Rochelle Ray Kelly (Michael) of Columbia, SC., four brothers; David Warren of Virginia, James Warren (Linda) of Faison, NC., Ronnie Warren (Angelene) of Goldsboro, NC, Ronald Sellers Warren (Shirley) of Goldsboro, NC., one sister, Teresa Warren of Mount Olive, NC., nine grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Arrangements for Dr. Joseph Warren Jr. are scheduled for Tues March 27 at the Goldsboro-Raleigh District Assembly (GRDA) 211 W. Hooks River Rd., Goldsboro, NC 27530. Viewing will start at 11:00 am followed by Eulogistic Services at 12:00 noon. The family will welcome guests on Monday night from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm at St. Stephens Church of Christ Disciples of Christ 308 W. 1st St., Princeton, NC for a viewing and a moment of reflections.

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Family or Deceased Name:PASTOR JOSEPH WARREN
Message:Linda, I am so sorry for your LOST. Am praying for you in Houston. W/see you upon my return.
Your Name:Mitti Bryant
Date: 02-28-2018
Family or Deceased Name:Pastor Joseph Warren
Message:We are very sorry for your loss. May God continue to Bless and Keep you and your family.
Your Name:Pastor Kenneth & Vester Freeman, St. Luke COC DOC, Mt. Olive, NC
date: 03-27-2018
Family or Deceased Name: Dr. Joseph Warren & Lady Linda Warren
Message: Praying for you, Lady Warren, the family and the St. Stephen church family. God in His infinite wisdom knows all.
Your Name: Elder Evon & Dr. Doris Lassiter
Date: 03-27-2018
Family or Deceased Name: Elder Joseph Warren
Message: We are so sorry to hear about the passing of Elder Warren. Elder Warren will be missed especially his smile and love for God and for people
Your Name: Elder Larry & Delphine Lucas
Date: 03-27-2018
Family or Deceased Name: Family of Joseph and Linda Warren
Message: Condolences from my family to yours.
Your Name: Janice Stancil-Bell and Family
Date: 03-27-2018
Family or Deceased Name:Joseph Warren,Jr.
Message:Sorry for your loss. May the precious memories of your time together and your faith in God comfort you
Your Name:Dora Melvin Whitfield
Date: 03-27-2018
Family or Deceased Name:Joseph Warren
Message:Praying for the family
Your Name:Caesar Marshall & Family
Date: 03-27-2018
Family or Deceased Name:DR.JOE WARREN
Message:PLEASE KNOW OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU AT THIS DIFFICULT TIME
Your Name:TRAVIS BARDEN AND FAMILY
Date: 03-26-2018
Family or Deceased Name:DR JOESPH WARREN
Message:SORRY TO HEAR OF YOUR LOSS, MAY GOD CONTINUE TO STRENGTHEN AND COMFORT EACH OF YOU.
Your Name:ELDER AND MRS ANDREW JONES JR , HEAVENLY SUNLIGHT CHURCH OF CHRIST,SNOW HILL,N.C.
Date: 03-26-2018
Family or Deceased Name:Rev. Joseph Warren, Jr.
Message:Mr. Joe! Is what he was called by many of the co-workers at Cooper-Standard when he worked there, he was a welled respected by man by many and enjoyed his sense of humor. Will always have a smile on his face especially when you were at the Mall. He will
Your Name:Jeffrey & Gwendolyn Aultman
Date: 03-26-2018
Family or Deceased Name:Dr. Joseph Warren
Message:May the Lord comfort you and keep you. We will keep you in our prayers.
Your Name:Rev. Larry and Mrs. Glenda Richardson
Date: 03-26-2018
Family or Deceased Name:Joseph Warren
Message:Praying for the family in your time of sorrow.
Your Name:Emily Wilson
Date: 03-26-2018
Family or Deceased Name:Dr Joseph Warren
Message:Sincere sympathy to you and your families at this difficult time
Your Name:Peoples Clothiers 109 S Center Street, Princeton, North Carolina
Date: 03-26-2018
Family or Deceased Name:Dr. Joseph Warren, Jr.(Family)
Message:You never have to walk alone. Within each precious child of God there burns a lasting light. You never have to bear alone despair or pain or sorrow.Through smiles and tears God lights the years and guides us toward tomorrow.
Your Name:Our Sincere Sympathy; James & Gail Stewart
Date:03-26-2018
Family or Deceased Name:Linda and the Warren family
Message:He's gone but not forgotten. St. John 14:3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.
Your Name:Elder Chester Richardson and Family
Date: 03-26-2018
Family or Deceased Name:Pastor Joseph Warren, Jr.
Message:We extend our heartfelt condolences the Warren Family during this time of bereavement.
Your Name:Adloise and Violet Cromartie
Date: 03-26-2018
Family or Deceased Name: Joe Warren
Message: Will be keeping the family in prayer.
Your Name: Terry Wynn
Date: 03-26-2018
Family or Deceased Name: Pastor Joseph Warren
Message: God is too wise to make mistakesCC
Your Name: Cynthia Hines
Date: 03-26-2018
Family or Deceased Name: To Joseph Warren Family
Message: We know that the Lord will get you through this transition of Pastor Warren. Complete healing to you all. Yours in Christ, Deacon Joseph and Evangelist Peggy Price.
Your Name: The Price Family
Date: 03-26-2018
Family or Deceased Name: Rev Warren family
Message: Words cannot express my sadness upon hearing,of your loss. My prayers are with you.
Your Name: Ruby Simmons
Date: 03-26-2018
Family or Deceased Name: Linda Warren and family
Message: He was special and will be missed. Sorry for your loss will not be able to be with you, but will keep you and the family in our heart.
Your Name: Lee Oneal, Pat and Melvin
Date: 03-26-2018
Family or Deceased Name: Dr. Joseph Warren
Message: At a time like this friends and family want to share your loss. We are keeping you in prayer.
Your Name: Branch and Best family. (Pat Hatcher)
Date: 03-26-2018
Family or Deceased Name: Bro Ron & Sister Angeline Warren & family
Message: My prayers and thoughts are with you at this time during the home going of your beloved brother. Just remember "God Will Take Care Of You"
Your Name: Joyce Barfield Best & Family
Date: 03-26-2018
Family or Deceased Name: DR JOESPH WARREN
Message: SORRY TO HEAR OF YOUR LOSS, MAY GOD CONTINUE TO STRENGTHEN AND COMFORT EACH OF YOU.
Family or Deceased Name: Dr. Joseph Warren
Message: May God bless and keep you in this difficult time. My prayers and thoughts are with you all.
Your Name: NORA SURLES
Date: 03-26-2018
Family or Deceased Name: Linda Warren
Message: So sorry to hear about your loss, please accept my condolence. I will keep you in my prayers .
Your Name: Della Gullatt
Date: 03-26-2018
Family or Deceased Name: Joseph Warren
Message: To the family of Dr. Warren : Our deepest condolences to you may God comfort and strengthen you. To First Lady Linda we love you and we pray for your lost.
Your Name: Cliff & Janice Williams
Date: 03-25-2018
Family or Deceased Name: Dr. Joseph Warren
Message: We were so sorrry to here of the pasing of very good friend Joe. The family will forever be in our thoughts and prayers
Your Name: Rev. Leslie & Joann Morrrisey
Date: 03-25-2018
Family or Deceased Name: Dr.Joseph Warren, Jr.
Message: To Lady Warren and Family....Precious in the sight of The Lord is the death of His saints...May God Bless and Comfort you.
Your Name: Pastor David & Lady Barbara Williams
Date: 03-25-2018
Family or Deceased Name: Dr. Joseph Warren, Jr.
Message: Sorry for your loss.
Your Name: Janice R. Clark
Date: 03-24-2018

Family or Deceased Name: Dr. Joseph Warren
Message: Sorry for your loss.
Your Name: Mary Jo Wilson
Date: 03-242018
Family or Deceased Name: Dr. Joseph Warren, Jr.
Message: Linda and family...My prayers goes out to you as you move through this journey. GOD's continued BLESSINGS!
Your Name: Deborah J. Atkinson Charlotte, NC
Date: 03-24-2018
Family or Deceased Name: Dr Joseph Warren
Message: In Sympathy during your loss
Your Name: Dorothy G. Best
Date: 03-24-2018
Family or Deceased Name: Joseph Warren
Message: LifeChangers Kingdom Ministries wants you to know that you are in our prayers. Firs Lady Linda Ray Warren we are so sorry for your loss.
Your Name: Apostles Leroy and Francine Hargett
Date: 03-24-2018



 

 
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Jacqueline Renee Taylor, daughter of Charles C. Taylor Sr., (deceased) and Ada Mae Taylor was born August 29, 1958 in Coatsville, Pennsylvania. On March 17, 2018 she departed this world at Rex Hospital in Raleigh, NC at the age of 58.

She was predeceased by her husband of 26 years Kenneth Jones and brother Charles C. Taylor Jr.

Jackie leaves to cherish her memory Mother Ada Taylor, two sons; Torian Taylor, Zavier Jones, two sisters; Frankie Ann Hands (Pete), Matisha Taylor, one brother; Quincy Taylor(Bethel) and host of other relatives and friends.

Mrs. Jones may be viewed on Friday March 23rd at the Walter Sanders Funeral & Cremation Services Chapel from 5:30 pm until 7:00 pm. Funeral Services are scheduled for Saturday March 24th at the Walter Sanders Funeral Home Chapel 302 S. Bright Leaf Blvd., Smithfield, NC starting at 5:00pm.

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Family or Deceased Name: Jackie Taylor Mrs. Ada Taylor
Message: I know that Jackie was loved, just remember that she was a loan and that God loved her best. Be strong
Your Name: Jackie Lacy, Selma Town Council
date: 03-24-2018
Family or Deceased Name: Mrs Jacqueline Taylor-Jones
Message: Our love&our prayers are wishing you Grace and Peace at this time of bereavement.May Jacqueline's memories live on .
Your Name: Uncle Gene,Aunt Frances & Family Inglewood ,CA
Date: 03-21-2018
Family or Deceased Name: Jacqueline Taylor -Jones
Message: May the Lord grant you Grace and Peace at this time of beareavment.
Your Name: The Collins,The Hill,The Webb Family
Date: 03-21-2018
Family or Deceased Name: Taylor Taylor/ Jones
Message: Peace
Your Name: Aunt Verdelle
Date: 03-21-2018
 

 
Earnestine Wise
 

Ms. Earnestine Rodgers Wise age 77 was born July 6, 1940 in Johnston County, NC her parents were Earnest and Leona Rodgers.

A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday March 24, 2018 at the Walter Sanders Funeral & Cremation Services Chapel beginning at 11:00 AM. Please come and share your most memorable moments of Earnestine with family and friends.

The family is requesting potted plants please.

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Glenda Cockrill
 

Mrs. Glenda Kate Smith Cockrill, age 63 of Hurdle Mills, NC passed away Wednesday March 14, 2018. She was born September 6, 1954 in Savannah,GA., to Frank and Ruth Smith.

Glenda was a sweet, loving, and caring person. She loved her kids, grand kids and her dogs,

She leaves to cherish her memories two sons; Brian Carter (Amy), Kevin Carter (Katherine), daughter Heidi Carter, three grand kids; Juan Flores, Ariana Glenn, Aaliyah Dixon, and a host of other relatives and friends.

A Memorial Service in honor of Mrs. Cockrill will be held Friday, March 23, 2018 at 2:00pm in the Walter Sanders Funeral & Cremation Services Chapel.

In lieu of flowers monetary contributions may be sent to Heidi Carter PO Box 1315 Hillsborough, NC 27278.

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Family or Deceased Name: Glenda Smith-Cockrill
Message: I am so sorry to hear about Glendale we went to school I Ridgeville haven't seen her since elementary school but we have been friends on Facebook for about 1 year or so again I am so sorry for your loss may God bless and comfort you all.
Your Name: Therel Utsey
date: 04-7-2018
Family or Deceased Name:Glenda Cockrill
Message:So sorry for the loss of your mom. Your church family will be holding you up in prayer.
Your Name:Linda and Dewayne Turnage
Date: 03-20-2018

Family or Deceased Name:Glenda Cockrill
Message:Keeping you and your family in thoughts and prayers dear Heidi. God bless you all❤️
Your Name:Linda Shuey
date:
Family or Deceased Name:Glenda Cockrill
Message:My deepest condolences to all of your family. Keeping you all in my prayers.
Your Name:Linda Perkins
Date: 03-19-2018

Family or Deceased Name:Glenda K Smith-Cockrill
Message:To a very special that brought kindness and laughter to my life. She was a very special friend. She will be missed dearly.
Your Name:Darlene Raper
Date: 03-19-2018

Family or Deceased Name: Glenda Cockrill
Message: To all my "CUZ"zins, many prayers and much Love to all of you and your families. I Loved my "CUZ" Glenda very much. We had many good times together. Love, Linda
Your Name: Linda O'Brien Senn
Date: 03-19-2018
Family or Deceased Name: Glenda Smith Cockrill
Message: Our Love, Prayers, and Thoughts are with the entire family. We Love our cousins.
Your Name: Beth O’ Brien Schwartz
Date: 03[18-2018
Family or Deceased Name: Glenda Cockrill
Message: My prayers are with you Heidi and Juan and rest of the family may God be with each one of you in this time of need it's very hard to lose someone but they will always be with you in your heard
Your Name: Teresa Spencer
Date: 03[18-2018
Family or Deceased Name: Heidi Carter.
Message: Thinking of you today ss about your mom praying for strength to see you thru at this time. B
Your Name: Betty Yarbrough
Date: 03[18-2018
Family or Deceased Name: Glenda Cockrell
Message: I Will Miss You Sweet Lady ❤️
Your Name: Don &Carolyn Carpenter
Date: 03-18-2018

Family or Deceased Name:Glenda Cockrill
Message:I WAS SO SAD SO SAD TO HERE THAT GLENDA HAD LEFT I THOUGHT NOOOOO THENI REMEMBERED THAT AS LONG AS PEOPLE REMEMBER YOU YOU CANNOT DIE I REMEMBER GREAT SMILES GOOD CONVERSATIONS LOTS OF LAUGHING THENI REMEMBEWR I WILL NOT MORN BUT I WILL CELEBRATE WHAT A
Your Name:KAY CHAMBERS
Date: 03-16-2018

 

 
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Mrs. Anna L. Miller age 70, passed quietly away in the early hours Sunday March 11, 2018 while a resident at the SECU Hospice House in Smithfield. Mrs. Miller was born in Glenwood, GA where she attended Wheeler County High School. Her parents were Otis Clements and Zemmie Hawkins. Mrs. Miller worked for a number of years with Ford Motor Co, and served as a CNA in her career.

She leaves to mourn her passing two sons; Clyde Russell Clements, Jerry Clements, two brothers; Rufus Hawkins, Alonzo Hawkins, two sisters; Mildred Clemons, Mozella Wooten and a host of other relatives and friends.

Services for Ms. Anna Miller are scheduled for a later date at her home in Georgia.

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Family or Deceased Name:Anna Miller
Message:We will miss you bug but you are in the place that we want to be so save a place for me.
Your Name:Rev Jim and Debbie McCarver
Date: 03-19-2018
Family or Deceased Name:Mrs. Anna Miller
Message:Your Peace came, now take your rest in the arms of our Holy God.
Your Name:Denise Clements
Date:03-17-2018

Family or Deceased Name:Ms Anna
Message:Thinking and praying for you all at this time. Ms Anna was a sweet lady we enjoyed her and the youth at RHC loved her teaching their bible study class. She will be missed.
Your Name:Resurrection Hill Christian Center
Date: 03-15-2018
Family or Deceased Name:Anna Miller
Message:The love you brought to Nikki and I was unconditional. You were a mom to her and her mentor as well. From the first day you entered our lives you were our family and continued to be even when you left and moved to NC. You will be missed tremendously.
Your Name:Debbie Spannuth Gouker
Date: 03-15-2018

Family or Deceased Name: Anna Miller
Message: Anna was a wonderful & very special lady. She would help you in anyway that she could She always told me she loved me when I saw her. I loved her too and she will definitely be missed by me and everybody else.Our thoughts and prayers are with the family
Your Name: Dianne & George Creech
Date: 03-15-2018

Family or Deceased Name:Anna Miller
Message:My love for you is infinite ❤️
Your Name:Nikki Spannuth
Date: 03-14-2018
Family or Deceased Name:Anna Miller
Message:Mrs Anna. I knew you for a very short period of time but it is a time that I will not soon forget. 2 peter 3:13 says that there is a new heaven and a new earth that we are awaiting and in these righteousness is to dwell...so until then Anna Rest in peace
Your Name:Stacy Doss and family
Date: 03-14-2018

Family or Deceased Name:Anna Miller
Message:Mom i love and Cherish Everything u have instilled in me and my life u will truly be missed love always Penguin.
Your Name:Jerry D. Clements.
Date: 03-14-2018
 

 
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Mrs. Doris F. Shaw age 81 of Selma, NC transitioned on Tuesday March 6, 2018 at Wake Medical Center Raleigh, NC. Mrs. Shaw was born June 3, 1936 in Johnston County, NC.

Mrs Shaw leaves to cherish her memories one daughter Marie Watson, grandchildren Tina Brown-Jimenez, Ashleigh Brown, David Brown, Drucilla Brown, brothers John Lucas, Ronnie Lucas, Henry Lucas, Calvin Lucas, Carlton Lucas a host of other relatives and friends.

Services for Ms. Doris will be held Saturday at Holy Temple Bible Church of God 228 Montgomery Heights Rd. Selma, viewing will begin at 11:00 am followed by homegoing services at 12:00 noon. A walk thru viewing be held Friday March 9th at the Walter Sanders Funeral & Cremation Services Chapel from 4:00 pm until 7:00 pm.

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Family or Deceased Name:Doris Shaw
Message:Sorry to hear of your loss, but know that prayers are with you during these difficult times.
Your Name:Jackie Lacy, Selma Town Council
Date: 03-13-2018

Family or Deceased Name: Doris Shaw
Message: Your family are in my prayers. May Jesus continue to keep you under the shadow of his wings.
Your Name: Stephanie Avery
Date: 03-10-2018
Family or Deceased Name: Doris Shaw
Message: Rest in Paradise. sincere condolences to the family
Your Name: Ronald Matney Brown (Todd) of the old 202 St
Date: 03-10-2018

Family or Deceased Name: Doris Shaw
Message: I am sorry to learn of the Lucas family's loss of a loved one.
Your Name: CW Jones, friend and neighbor of Carlton Lucas.
Date: 03-10-2018

Family or Deceased Name: Doris Shaw
Message: Thinking of the family as you celebrate Doris's life. This is not goodbye for she will forever live in your hearts.
Your Name: Mr & Mrs Miguel Despanza Sr.
Date: 03-09-2018

Family or Deceased Name:Doris F Shaw
Message:My condolences and prayers go to the family
Your Name:Kim Richardson
Date: 03-09-2018
Family or Deceased Name:Msg Doris Shaw
Message:I was sadden to learn of the passing of your Mother. My prayer are with you
Your Name:Carlton & Joan Richardson
Date: 03-09-2018
Family or Deceased Name:Doris Shaw
Message:Words can't even describe how I feel right now. I am so heart broken that you have left us. I will miss you more then you know. You have always been there for me and always help me through the bad times.
Your Name:JP Lynch
Date: 02-09-2018
Family or Deceased Name:Doris Shaw
Message:We are very sorry for you loss. All of the Lucas family will be kept uplifted in prayer.
Your Name:Michael and Beverly Smith
Date:03-09-2018

Family or Deceased Name:Dorie Shaw
Message:So sorry to hear of the loss of your loved one.
Your Name:Beulah Carmichael
Date: 03-09-2018

Family or Deceased Name: Doris Shaw
Message: Will miss Cousin Doris so much & to my family we will keep in prayer and we do love you
Your Name: Brian Worrell & Ivy Williams
Date: 03-09-2018
Family or Deceased Name:Doris Shaw
Message:So sorry for your lost. Thoughts and prayers are with you.
Your Name:Marilyn Frazier Rice
Date: 03-08-2018
Family or Deceased Name:Mrs. Doris Shaw
Message:John & Margaret Faye Lucas GOD'S continued blessings to you and your family. My prayers are with you.
Your Name:Deborah J. Atkinson (Charlotte,NC)
Date:03-08-2018

Family or Deceased Name:Doris Shaw
Message:Marie and Family,So sorry for your loss. I loved and thought alot of Ms.Doris. She will be truly missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Loves
Your Name:Patty Addison (walmart pharmacy)
Date:03-08-2018

Family or Deceased Name:Doris F. Shaw
Message:You will be greatly missed
Your Name:*Ernestine ONeal
Date: 03-08-2018

Family or Deceased Name:Doris Shaw
Message:We are so sorry of hear about the passing of grandma Doris. Marie you and the family are in our thoughts and prayers.
Your Name:William and Roberta Allen, Asheville, NC
Date: 03-08-2018

Family or Deceased Name:Doris Shaw
Message:We are sorry for the loss of your loved one. We will be in prayer for you at this time.
Your Name:Mr. & Mrs Lester Lewis Selma, NC
Date: 03-08-2018

Family or Deceased Name:Doris Shaw
Message:God is still good.sorry for your loss
Your Name:Pastor James & Brenda Perry
Date: 03-08-2018

Family or Deceased Name:Mrs. Doris Shaw
Message:Sorry for your loss...Prayers with ya and your Family..
Your Name:Nancy Salinas
Date: 03-08-2018

Family or Deceased Name: Ms. Doris Shaw
Message: Condolences from my family to yours.
Your Name: Obelia Watson Hocutt
Date: 03-07-2018
Family or Deceased Name: Doris F Shaw
Message: Sorry to hear about your loss.
Your Name: Essie Ruffin Reed
Date: 03-07-2018
 

 
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Mr. Donald Milden age 61 of Smithfield passed away on Tuesday February 27, 2018. Don was born December 4, 1956 to Louis and Mary Milden in Brooklyn, NY. He attended and graduated from New High School in Brooklyn, NY and attended College at Johnson C. Smith in Charlotte, NC. Mr. Milden served Honorably in the U.S. Army.

Mr. Milden is survived by his wife Arawanah Elaine Hines-Milden, four children; Gabrille Bedford, Genova Walker, Kenyatta Milden, Stefan Milden.

Funeral Services will be held at Shiloh Christian Church 209 Durham St Smithfield, NC at 2:00 pm Sunday March 11, 2018. Walk-thru viewing will be Sat. March 10 at the Walter Sanders Funeral & Cremation Services Chapel from 4:00 pm until 7:00pm.

Mr. Donald M. Milden will be laid to rest at The Eastern Carolina State Veterans Cemetery in Goldsboro, NC.

Potted plants are preferred.

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Family or Deceased Name:Donald Milden
Message:My deepest sympathy for your lost. A really good friend have left us and will be greatly miss. Your smile will always be remember,and your good words will greatly be miss
Your Name:Milton Dieuvil
Date: 03-11-2018
Family or Deceased Name:Milden Family
Message:I am so sorry to hear the loss of our dear friend. May the Lord grant you Comfort and Strength in this difficult time.
Your Name:Abeba Goitom
Date: 03-11-2018
Family or Deceased Name: Donald Milden
Message: My deepest condolences to the family!
Your Name: Danet Watson
Date: 03-11-2018
Family or Deceased Name: Donald Milden
Message: Sorry saddened by the news of Don’s passing he was a classmate JCSU. We have connected at homecomings in the past and via phone. A wonderful person. R.I.P.
Your Name: Addison Shepard
Date: 03-11-2018
Family or Deceased Name:Donald Milden
Message:With deepest sympathy.
Your Name:Deric Brite & Family
Date: 03-10-2018
Family or Deceased Name: Donald Milton
Message: Donald had to be one of the nicest guys I have ever had the honor of knowing and working with! RIP my friend!
Your Name: Ron Verburg
Date: 03-10-2018
Family or Deceased Name:Donald Milden
Message:May you rest in paradise Mr. Milden.
Your Name:Holly Jarrett
Date: 03-08-2018

Family or Deceased Name: Donald Milden
Message: Donald was initialy a co-worker who be came a life long friend.
Your Name: Mayfield family
Date: 03-06-2018

Family or Deceased Name: Donald Milden
Message: Thoughts and prayers with the family. So sorry for your loss.
Your Name: The Kenyon Family
Date: 03-06-2018

Family or Deceased Name: Donald Milden
Message: So sorry for your loss. Praying for your family now and in the difficult days ahead. Pat Baker
Your Name: Patricia Baker
Date: 03-06-2018

Family or Deceased Name: Donald Milden
Message: No matter what the situation or what he had going on in life, he always found time to joke and laugh. The two of us worked together for several years and had some great times . Donald Milden will truly be missed by many. May Peace be unto you my brother.
Your Name: Reginald Leonard
Date: 03-06-2018

Family or Deceased Name: Donald Milden
Message: I’m still processing this loss. Donald looked at life from the perspective of the glass always being half full. His personality, kindness towards others and presence will surely be missed. God Bless the family and to my friend, may you Rest In Peace.
Your Name: Charles Maurice Marsh
Date: 03-05-2018

Family or Deceased Name: Donald Milden
Message: To Cookie and family I am so sorry for your loss.May God give you all strength at this time of sorrow.
Your Name: Linda Rowland-Daniels
Date: 03-04-2018
Family or Deceased Name: Donald Milden
Message: I remember when I first worked with Donald and I knew he was a true friend to me and to everyone. Donald, rest in the arms of the Lord for we all shall meet again in. My prayers and thoughts for the Milden family during this time of loss. God Bless!
Your Name: James Coleman
date: 03-04-2018
Family or Deceased Name: Donald Milden
Message: I remember when I first worked with Donald and I knew he was a true friend to me and to everyone. Donald, rest in the arms of the Lord for we all shall meet again in. My prayers and thoughts for the Milden family during this time of loss. God Bless!
Your Name: James Coleman
date: 04-03-2018
Family or Deceased Name: Donald Milden
Message: I remember when I first worked with Donald and I knew he was a true friend to me and to everyone. Donald, rest in the arms of the Lord for we all shall meet again in. My prayers and thoughts for the Milden family during this time of loss. God Bless!
Your Name: James Coleman
date: 04-03-2018
Family or Deceased Name: Donald Milden
Message: I am so saddened to hear of Don's passing. Our sympathies to his family.
Your Name: Maria Johnson
Date: 03-03-2018

Family or Deceased Name: Milden Family
Message: Donald would love this message in French, he loved the French language. Je partage votre chagrin en ces moments difficiles. Je n'oublierai pas celui qui vous a quitte et vous envoie le temoignage de ma sincere affection. Je suis de tout coeur avec vous.
Your Name: Guy Idourah
Date: 03-03-2018
Family or Deceased Name: Donald Milden
Message: Over the last 20 years it was my pleasure working with Donald. From Bayer to Biogen Donald always treated everyone with respect and kindness. Donald will be missed and always thought of because of the man he was. Our prayers are with you at this time.
Your Name: Tim Creech
Date: 03-02-2018
Family or Deceased Name: Donald Milden
Message: My friend and coworker, It has been a pleasure knowing you. You always brought a smile to my face. You will be missed dearly. Rest in peace.
Your Name: Robin Brooks
Date: 03-02-2018
Family or Deceased Name: Milden Family
Message: There is no way I can feel your pain , I do feel your loss. Donald was like a brother to me and I loved him dearly . I pray the love of God enfolds you during your journey through grief
Your Name: Sharon Thompson & family
Date: 03-02-2018

Family or Deceased Name: Donald Milden
Message: You will be missed Mr Milden!!! RIH
Your Name: Shawn
Date: 03-01-2018

Family or Deceased Name:Donald Milden
Message:Take Rest From Thy Labors My Brother!
Your Name:S. Hasty
Date: 02-28-2018

Family or Deceased Name:
Message:Donald Milden
Your Name:Minister Linda Durant Whitley
Date: 02-18-2018
 

 
 

Mr. Isaac Taylor, age 81 of Selma, NC passed quietly away surrounded by his loving wife Clara M. Stephens at their residence. Mr. Taylor was born November 2, 1936 to Emanuel Tessie and Mamie Elam Taylor in N. Augusta, SC. Mr. Taylor served and retired from the US Navy.

Mr. Taylor was preceded in death by four brothers, and seven sisters.

He leaves to cherish his memories a wife Clara Stephens, children; Curtis Taylor, Debra Taylor, Patricia Taylor, Deloris Middleton, Sonya Taylor, Betty Perry, James Stephens and Robert Bayless II, two brothers, Charlie Taylor and Bernard Mackie and host of other relatives and friends.

Services are scheduled for Sunday March 4, 2018 at First Missionary Baptist Church of Selma. Viewing will start at 1:00 pm followed by Eulogistic Services at 2:00pm. Mr. Taylor will be laid to rest at the Eastern Carolina Veterans Cemetery in honor to his service in the US Navy in a private ceremony.

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Family or Deceased Name: Issac Taylor
Message: May God continue to show His Love,Grace and Mercy to your entire family my Sister. He will be missed by us all.
Your Name: John Bradham Waldorf Md
Date: 03-24-2018

Family or Deceased Name: Mr. Isaac Taylor
Message: To Robert, Tremeka and the Family of Mr. Isaac Taylor: I, Apostle Frank Dawson along with my wife, Lynette and your church family of Alpha and Omega Christian Center, Goldsboro, wish to express our deepest sympathy in the passing of your father. God Bless
Your Name: W. Smith per Apostle Frank M. Dawson, Alpha and Omega Christian Center, Goldsboro, NC
Date: 03-02-2018
Family or Deceased Name:Isaac Taylor
Message:My Condolences for your loss, Aunt Claira,my cousins,Uncles and family member. Uncle Isaac will be greatly missed. Much love and prayer for your strength during this hard time
Your Name:Robert Baskett
Date: 02-28-2018

Family or Deceased Name:Clara stephens
Message:We are sad to hear of the passing of your loved one. Prayers for you doing this time of grief
Your Name:Bernard Bryant and Wanda Bryant
Date: 02-28-2018



 
 
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Mr. Jerome Bennett Bryant age 55 of Four Oaks, NC passed away on Friday February 23, 2018.

Services for Mr. Bryant are scheduled for Saturday March 3, 2018 at Bentonville Disciples of Christ Church 8566 Devils Racetrack Rd, Four Oaks, NC 27524. Viewing for Mr. Bryant will begin at 11:00 am followed by funeral services at 12:00 noon.

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Family or Deceased Name: Jerome Bryant
Message: Praying for strength for the family. The LORD is right there with you all.
Your Name: Mr. Bonnie Joyner and family
Date: 03-03-2018
Family or Deceased Name: Jerome Bryant
Message: We will miss your smiling face cousin. Connie and the rest of the family praying for strength during this time . My heart reaches out to you all and my prayers are with you as always. Love yall
Your Name: Richard (Doug) and Melonie Groves
Date: 03-02-2018
Family or Deceased Name: Jerome Bryant
Message: We will miss your smiling face cousin. Connie and the rest of the family praying for strength during this time . My heart reaches out to you all and my prayers are with you as always. Love yall
Your Name: Richard and Melonie
Date: 03-02-2018
Family or Deceased Name: Jerome Bryant
Message: You will be missed brother
Your Name: Joe and Brenda Williams
Date: 03-02-2018
Family or Deceased Name: Family of Jerome Bryant
Message: Our love, prayers and condolences go out to your entire family. May God comfort you and give you peace.
Your Name: Ron & Shirley Sellers
Date: 03-02-2018
Family or Deceased Name: Mr. Jerome B. Bryant & Family
Message: Many pleasant thoughts are with you and remain so close to me, Mike, and ,Mark
Your Name: Carrie Jones Atkinson(Decorris E. Atkinson
Date: 03-02-2018
Family or Deceased Name: Jerome Bryant
Message: We offer our sincere condolences to Connie and family. Praying for your strength.
Your Name: Clarry & James Gathers
Date: 03-01-2018
Family or Deceased Name: Jerome Bryant
Message: Our thoughts and especially our prayers are with you all.
Your Name: Anthony & Donna Barefoot
Date: 03-02-2018
Family or Deceased Name: Jerome Bryant
Message: Our thoughts and especially our prayers are with you all.
Your Name: Anthony & Donna Barefoot
Date: 03-01-2018

Family or Deceased Name: TO CONNIE and FAMILY
Message: SENDING CONDOLENCES TO You and Your Family. OUR Thoughts and Prayers Are With You All.
Your Name: Alonzo and Betty Lee and FAMILY
Date: 03-01-2018
Family or Deceased Name: Jerome Bryant
Message: what a loss I coached Jerome at Princeton High School football and basketball was a good player we had some great teams what a player he was
Your Name: Coach Charlie Stevens
Date: 03-01-2018

Family or Deceased Name: Jerome Bryany
Message: Sorry For Your Lost; However; Keep "GOD" First In Your Life An He Will See You Thru This Sorrow Of Pain
Your Name: Mr & Mrs. Edward White
Date: 03-01-2018
Family or Deceased Name: Jerome B. Bryant
Message: My heart is in deep sorrow to learn of the passing of my friend, my brother , and laughing partner. His smile and great sense of humor will be missed by me and many others. I love you guys and my God continue to bless you during your time of need.
Your Name: "SPORT" C. Atkinson II
Date: 03-01-2018

Family or Deceased Name:Mr. Jerome Bryant
Message:I'm praying for strength for you and your family! May the GOD of all comfort hold you close and stay near you during this difficult time! Lean on Him! He won't let you fall! In loving sympathy!
Your Name:Fronnie king
Date: 03-01-2018
Family or Deceased Name:Jerome B. Bryant
Message:Its so hard to say good bye to my dear friend of 35 years.I will always Cherish the find memories we had. I will miss the most hearing you laugh and that big pretty smile.
Your Name:Angel B. Cheek
Date: 02-28-2018
Family or Deceased Name:Jerome Bryant
Message:Sorry fore your loss
Your Name:Lois Stevens
Date: 02-28-2018

Family or Deceased Name:Jerome Bryant
Message:GodDaddy I am going to truly miss you. I can’t believe you’re gone so soon. I’ll never forget our talks and your laughter. I know you’re laughing and playing cards with Ma and Aunt Clara. I love you!
Your Name:Your GodDaughter Me’gan
Date: 02-28-2018


Family or Deceased Name:Jerome Bryant
Message:We will surely miss our dear friend we had grown to know and love over the past few years. Your gentle spirit and kind words have been etched in our hearts and minds to never be forgotten. will
Your Name:Joey and Bobbi Thompson
Date: 02-18-2018


Family or Deceased Name:Jerome Bryant
Message:To Connie and the entire Bryant Family, Cast your cares on the Lord for he cares for you. May you find peace in the mist of your storm. God will take care of you. My prayers for you will continue.
Your Name:Nora Surles
Date: 02-28-2018

Family or Deceased Name: Jerome Bryant
Message: We extend our deepest condolences for the loss of your love one. May God give you all you will need to go forth in the days to come. Deacon and Mother James and Deana Peaks White Oak DOCC
Your Name: Deana Wilson Peaks
Date: 02-28-2018

Family or Deceased Name:Jerome Bryant
Message:We extend our deepest condolences for the loss of your love one. May God give you all you will need to go forth in the days to come. Deacon and Mother James and Deana Peaks White Oak DOCC
Your Name:Deana Wilson Peaks
Date: 02-27-2018


Family or Deceased Name: Jerome Bryant
Message: So sorry to hear of Jerome's passing. What a great person. Knew him since 1st grade and lived on the same road all our life. Rode the bus together to school every day. We had alot of fun and laughs on that bus. Well done thy good and faithful servant
Your Name: Sherrie Barber
Date: 02-27-2018

Family or Deceased Name:Bryant
Message:I ma GONNA miss you Cuz. My DEEPEST CONDOLENCES TO CONNIE
Your Name:Darrell Bryant
Date: 02-27-2018


Family or Deceased Name: Jerome Bryant
Message: A life that has made a difference in so many lives will be well remembered. Connie, I'm so sorry for your loss, Jerome was so special to you, and the family and you were so special to him. I know you have wonderful memories to treasure. I love you !
Your Name: Delzora Atkinson
Date: 02-27-2018

Family or Deceased Name: Jerome Bryant
Message: My Best Friend, My Brother, He will be truly missed!
Your Name:Michael “Big Mike” Atkinson
Date: 02-27-2018


Family or Deceased Name: Jerome Bryant
Message: God is our strength and our comforter. Praying for the family.
Your Name: Dr. Diane Jefferson
Date: 02-27-2018

Family or Deceased Name: Jerome Byrant
Message:Sorry for your loss.
Your Name: Mary Jo Wilson
Date: 02-27-2018


Family or Deceased Name: Connie Elliott Bryant and The Bryant Family
Message: Wow, just don't know what to say. Jerome and I grew up together in the town of Princeton...but the country of Princeton. Massey's, Williams, and the Bryant's...what great times growing up together. Will always remember the great time's and that laugh .
Your Name: Iris Massey
Date: 02-27-2018

 
 
 

Ms. Glennie S. Moore-Jones age 87 of Durham NC transitioned on Saturday February 24, 2018 at Duke Regional Hospital Durham, NC . Ms Jones was born in Johnston County, NC to James and Hattie Moore Oct 30, 1930.

Ms. Jones is survived by two sisters; Mary Ann Williams, Betty Williams, one brother, Earl Moore.

Services for Ms. Jones are scheduled for Thu March 1, 2018 at Avery's Grove AME Zion Church 2391 Freedom Rd Smithfield, NC. Viewing will begin at 11:00 am followed by funeral services at 12:00 noon.

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Family or Deceased Name:Glennie Moore
Message:Deeply sadden to hear of your passing
Your Name:Tomlinson Family
Date: 02-28-2018


Family or Deceased Name:Aunt Glennie
Message:You will truly be missed, God had a plan that was not ours but He knows best.
Your Name:Your niece, Angel Moore Eatmon
Date: 02-28-2018

Family or Deceased Name:Family of Mrs. Glennie Moore-Jones
Message:Please know that our prayers are with you, and we ask God to fill you with his peace during this time of loss. Know that your pastor and the members of Avery Grove AME Zion church support and love you.
Your Name:Rev. Dr. Rosa Smith-Williams
Date: 02-28-2018

Family or Deceased Name:Glennie S. Jones
Message:Thank you for being a friend..you will truly be missed here at St. Joseph's Place. You are in the arms of God. Love-in-Christ.
Your Name:Allean Stanton (301)
Date: 02-28-2018

Family or Deceased Name:Glennie Jones
Message:RIP
Your Name:Emma Jane McCrimmon
Date: 02-27-2018

Family or Deceased Name:Glennie S Moore-Jones
Message:We are so sorry to hear of the passing of your love one. Glennie was a longtime neighbor on Chapin St. & always remember how much she loved NCCU Eagles & working outdoors in her yard. She will be truly missed.
Your Name:Michael/Gwendolyn Caston
Date: 02-27-2018


Family or Deceased Name:Glennie Jones
Message:We loved you to the end!!
Your Name:Connie Hunt /Hattie Latten
Date:02-27-2018
Family or Deceased Name:Ms. Glennie S Moore-Jones
Message:We the pastor Elder Willie McLeod and Johnston Chapel Church Family are praying for Earl,Betty,MaryAnn because your sister is now resting in gods loving arms.
Your Name:Minister Carolyn Mc Dougald Johnston Chapel Church
Date:02-27-2018
 

 
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Mr. Bruce Dwight Goucher, age 51 born to Willam and Joan Goucher was born in Seneca PA and attended Cranberry High School deceased on Saturday February 24, 2018 at his residence in Smithfield, NC.

He was predeceased by his brother Robin Goucher. Bruce worked for a number of years as a electronics installer at Fred Anderson Toyota in Raleigh for a number of years until his health started to decline.

Mr. Groucher is survived by his daughter Ashley Ward (David), Grandson whom he adored Bentley Ward, Siblings Kathi Goucher, Eric Goucher, Christopher Goucher, Bill Goucher, Scott Goucher.
Services provided by Walter Sanders Funeral & Cremation Services.

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Family or Deceased Name: Bruce Goucher
Message: Ashley, I know how much you will miss your daddy. He loved you so much. I am so sorry for your loss. Love you.
Your Name: Yvette Boyd
Date: 03-01-2018


 

 
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Mrs. Frances Missouri Futrell Murrell, age 91 formerly of Smithfield, NC transitioned from her earthly to heavenly reward on Friday February 16th at the Duke University Medical Center in Durham, NC. Mrs. Murrell was the daughter of William Hezekia Futrell and Missouri Watson Futrell both born July 11, 1926 in Johnston County, NC. Frances attended and graduated from Johnston County Training School. She worked for over 30 years for the State of North Carolina as a nurse with O'berry Center in Goldsboro, NC and retired. Frances married Austin C. Murrell, and was a proud mother to both Frances "Teenia" Murrell-Lunsford (Michael) and James Murrell (Doris); Grand-mother to Candice Hunter-McCaskill (Terrell) Marcus Murrell, Yolana Murrell-Jones (Brant) and Gayle Murrell.

Services for Mrs. Murrell will be held Saturday February 24th at the St. Mark AME Church 409 Bridge St. Smithfield, NC. starting at 11:00 am followed by eulogistic services at 12:00 noon. The family will receive friends Friday evening February 23rd from 4:00 pm until 7:00 pm at The Walter Sanders Funeral Chapel, 302 S. Bright Leaf Blvd., Smithfield.


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Family or Deceased Name: Frances Murrell
Message: We are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Aunt Frances. She was a women wth a quiet and loving spirit. May God give you strength during tis time of sorrow.
Your Name: Your Cousins, Rosalind, Pat, and Daniel
Date: 02-21-2018


Family or Deceased Name:Frances Murrell
Message:Condolences to your family and May God ease the pain in you all hearts at this time of sorrow.
Your Name:Beverly Hagins
Date: 02-20-2018
 

 
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Mr. Wayne Lacy Jr., age 80 moved from labor to reward on Monday February 5, 2018 while a resident at Barbour Court Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

Funeral arrangements for Mr. Wayne Lacy Jr. are scheduled for Tues. Feb. 13, 2018 with viewing starting at 1:00pm followed by Eulogistic services at 2:00pm. The services will be held at First Missionary Baptist Church 500 S. Pollock St., Selma, NC. There will be a walk-thru visitation at the Walter Sanders Funeral Home Chapel on Mon Feb 12, 2018 from 4:00pm until 7:00pm.

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Family or Deceased Name: The Lacy Family
Message: Mrs. Lacy I am so very sorry to hear of your loss. My condolences to you and your family.
Your Name: Dianne O'Neal Bookman.
Date: 02-20-2018

Family or Deceased Name: Wayne Lacy
Message: Please accept our sincere condolence during your hour of grief. Although you are saddened at your loss, know that our heavenly father feels a loss as well and remembers him.(Matt. 10:29-31) So take comfort in knowing he is there to help you to cope
Your Name: The Harris Family
Date: 02-18-2018


Family or Deceased Name:Mr. Wayne Lacy
Message:Jackie, I am so sorry I missed this news of Wayne's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you, as always. Call me if you need me! Sending love to you and Yvette.
Your Name:Faye Stewart Stephenson...from Richard B. Harrison..."Ms. Lacy, You taught me well"
Date:02-14-2018


Family or Deceased Name: Mrs. Jackie Lacey and Yvette Grantham
Message: Sending condolences and hoping that beautiful memories will help you during your times of sadness.
Your Name:Mrs. Naomi Sasser and Janice Stancil-Bell
Date: 02-13-2018

Family or Deceased Name: Wayne Lacy
Message:Very Very sorry to hear of Wayne's passing. Jackie and family you have our sincere thoughts and wishes at this tough time. Wayne was a great man who had love for all. He will be truly missed. The moments we sat around talking are cherished forever.
Your Name:Herbert and Danita Johnson
Date: 02-13-2018


Family or Deceased Name: Mr Wayne Lacy
Message: Ms. Lacy, you have our symptoms and prayers. We love you
Your Name: Carlton & Joan Richardson
Date: 02-12-2018

Family or Deceased Name: Wayne Lacy
Message: Mrs. Lacy : Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family in this time of sadness.
Your Name: Mark and Jane Petersen
Date: 02-12-2018


Family or Deceased Name: Wayne Lacy Family
Message: So very sorry for your loss! In this difficult time, please know our thoughts and prayers are with you! We Love YOU!
Your Name: James & Gloria Moore-Carter, Fayetteville, NC
Date: 02-11-2018

Family or Deceased Name: Wayne Lacy
Message: Ms. Jackie L. and Family Sorry to hear of the lost of a husband, father and friend. May peace and strength be with you during this time.
Your Name: Charles K. Williams Trotwood, Ohio
Date: 02-11-2018


Family or Deceased Name: Family of Mr. Lacy
Message: May God be a source of comfort during this time of loss. Praying for your family.Your Name:Karen Cooke
Date: 02-11-2018

Family or Deceased Name: Mrs. Jackie Lacy
Message: My sincere condolences to you and your family... praying for your strength.. love you
Your Name: Emma Rawlings Elliott
Date:02-10-2018


Family or Deceased Name: Mrs. Lacy and Family
Message: We are sending our heartfelt sympathy in the passing of your loved one Mr.Wayne Lacy Jr. We remember him when we were at Richard B. Harrison. May God sustain you during this time.
Your Name: Eula Sanders Barnes and the Sanders Family
Date: 02-10-2018

Family or Deceased Name: Mrs.Lacy and Family
Message: Through it All,There's a God that Knows it ALL...God Bless All of you.
Your Name:Family Friends
Date: 02-09-2018

Family or Deceased Name: Mr. Wayne Lacy
Message: Mrs. Lacy and Yvette. My deepest sympathy to you. Continue to trust God for strength and acceptance for He is there for you all
Your Name: Yvonne Joyner
Date: 02-09-2018


Family or Deceased Name: Mrs. Jackie Lacy and Family
Message: We're sadden to hear of the loss of your beloved husband/father Wayne. You are in our thoughts and prayers. We will pray the God will supply you with the strength you need during this difficult and painful time. God bless each of you.
Your Name: Randy and Shirley Mills and Family (Eva Miller's sister)
Date: 02-09-2018
Family or Deceased Name:Wayne Lacy
Message:Our sincerest condolences. May the Lord comfort and sustain you during this time.
Your Name:Claudia Simpson & Pauline Hale Hart
Date:02-08-2018

Family or Deceased Name:Wayne Lacy
Message:Sorry to here about your loss. I am praying that God will comfort you during your times of grief. Remember earth has no sorrow that heaven cannot heal.
Your Name:Reverend J. B. Woodhouse
Date:02-08-2018

Family or Deceased Name: Wayne Lacy
Message: I am very sorry to learn of Wayne’s passing. My deepest sympathy’s.
Your Name: Jean Massengill
Date: 02-08-2018


Family or Deceased Name: Mrs. J. Lacy
Message: We offer our sincere condolences to you and your family. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Your Name: Mrs. Fannie Greene and Family
Date: 02-08-2018

Family or Deceased Name: Yvetta Lacy Grantham
Message: Words can't express how saddened I am to hear the passing of your father. My condolences to you, Mrs. Lacy and your family. May our friendship and prayers ease you through this difficult time.Your Name: Deborah Kaye Carpenter
Date: 02-07-2018

Family or Deceased Name:Wayne Lacy
Message:Ms. Jackie, I was so sorry to hear of Mr. Lacy's passing. You know whatever you need, let me know.
Your Name:Tanja Sewell
Date: 02-07-2018
Family or Deceased Name:Lacy Family
Message:Sorry to hear about your loss. Just know that my prayers are with you doing this time.
Your Name:Carolyn Dixon
date:02-07-2018
 

 
Jake (1)
 
Mr. Edward D. "Jake" Sims Jr., age 66 of Kenly, NC transitioned Saturday February 3, 2018 at his home in Kenly, NC. Jake was the son of Edward D. Sims Sr., and Betty Joyner Sims. He is survived by one sister Teresa Joyner-Forbes of New York and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral services are scheduled for Saturday Feb. 17, 2018 at Southern Grove Baptist Church 1058 Old Stancil Rd Kenly NC, viewing from 10:00am until 11:00am. Funeral services beginning at 11:00am. The body will be viewed at the Walter Sanders Funeral Home Chapel on Friday February 16th from 4:00pm until 7:00pm.


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Family or Deceased Name: Edward Sims
Message: Sorry for your loss. Jake will be missed
Your Name: Helene Price and Family
Date: 02-11-2018

Family or Deceased Name: Edward Sims Jr.
Message: Sorry to hear about you leaving us ...rest in peace my brother from Bagley School days .
Your Name: Major Stowe
Date: 02-10-2018
Family or Deceased Name:Edward " Jake" Sims, Jr.
Message:To the Family: Jake will be missed for for warm smiles and his caring ways. I've never seen him when he was not smiling.
Your Name:Brenda Shaw and family.
Date:02-09-2018

Family or Deceased Name:Jake Sims
Message:Sorry for your loss. May God continue to strengthen you during this time.
Your Name:Gregory and Marilyn Frazier Rice
Date:02-08-2018

Family or Deceased Name:Jake Sims
Message:We love you Jake we will miss you so muchI know you are now in heaven
Your Name:Dennis & Joyce Moore
Date:02-06-2018

Family or Deceased Name: Edward Sims
Message:You will be missed. My prayers are with the family at this time.
Your Name: Denise Morgan and Machiel Beltondate:


 
 
Robert Cover
 
We regret to inform you of the transition of Mr. Robert E. Atkinson, age 82 of Princeton, NC. Deacon Atkinson slipped peacefully away at his residence in Princeton on Wednesday January 24.

The family will receive guest on Saturday January 27, 2018 from 5:00pm until 8:00pm at Cedar Grove Disciples Church 207 Long Leaf Rd., Princeton, NC 27569 for a walk thru visitation.

Funeral Services for Deacon Robert E. Atkinson are scheduled for Sunday Jan 28, 2018 beginning with viewing/visitation at 1:00pm, followed by Eulogistic Services at 2:00pm, Western Assembly Building 9766 US 701 Newton Grove, NC. The family request in lieu of flowers please make a monetary donation to Cedar Grove Disciples Church in the name of Deacon Robert Atkinson.

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Family or Deceased Name:Atkinson Family
Message:May God forever be with you, he is in much better place.
Your Name:Thurman and Earlene Stroud
Date:01-28-2018

Family or Deceased Name: Atkinson
Message: What a blessing to have many joyful memories of such a man as Uncle Robert
Your Name: LaKeshia, Janna,Jasmine,Jamilah
Date: 01-27-2018


Family or Deceased Name: Mr.Robert ATKINSON
Message: Praying for Family
Your Name: GAIL SMITH & FAMILY
Date:01-27-2018

Family or Deceased Name:Deacon Robert E.Atkinson
Message:continuing to keep the family in our thoughts and prayers
Your Name:Jerome and Connie Bryant
Date:01-27-2018


Family or Deceased Name: To Deacon Robert Atkinson Family
Message: I was sorry to learn of Deacon Atkinson's passing. I will remember him as being easy going and a true gentleman. May he rest in peace.
Your Name:Eula Sanders Barnes
Date: 01-27-2018


Family or Deceased Name: Atkinson Family
Message: Praying for you.
Your Name: Angela Baker-Moore & Family
Date: 01-27-2018

Family or Deceased Name: Deacon Robert Atkinson
Message: I love you Mrs Flonnie, Carletta and Lisa!!! Yall stay encouraged. Deac is truly gonna be missed. But he fought a GREAT fight. He's in peace now. I love him dearly n gonna miss him so much. I love yall and im lifting yall up daily. Stay strong.
Your Name: Maria
Date: 01-27-2018


Family or Deceased Name: Deacon Robert E Atkinson
Message: Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Atkinson family during this time of sorrow. Please know that Earth hath no sorrow that heaven cannot heal. Even though you don't hear him singing down here, know that he is now a proud member of the heavenly choir.
Your Name: Ms Tina Ray and family
Date:01-26-2018

Family or Deceased Name:Deacon Robert E. Atkinson Family
Message:Sorry to hear of the passing of my classmate. He will be missed by many. May the Lord comfort his family and give them strength during this diffulcult time.
Your Name:Ora Lee Williams, Dagsboro, De.
Date:01-26-2018


Family or Deceased Name: Robert E Atkinson
Message: May God bless you during this time we are praying for you and your famiy
Your Name: Jerry Langley
01-26-2018


Family or Deceased Name: Robert E. Atkinson
Message: Some people come into our lives, leave footprints on our hearts, and we are never the same.
Your Name: Denise Y. Atkinson, Daughter-in-Law
Date: 01-25-2018

Family or Deceased Name:Robert Atkinson
Message:Robert is resting now in God loving arms!
Your Name:The Baker Family _Benson,N C
Date:01-25-2018


Family or Deceased Name:Robert E.Atkinson
Message:Mr. Robert will truly be missed. I am praying for the family. Earth has no sorrow that heaven can not heal.
Your Name:Rev. Brenda. Royal
Date:01-25-2018

Family or Deceased Name:Mr. Robert Earl Atkinson
Message:Sorry to hear the loss of Mr. Robert Earl. He was like another father to us, Massey children living next door. He kind and sweet neighbor, he will be miss by many. Pray that the family will find comfort and strength during this difficult moment.
Your Name:Iris Massey
Date:01-25-2018


Family or Deceased Name: Deacon Robert Atkinson
Message: Sorry to hear about the passing of my friend,i will keep the family in prayer.
Your Name: Deacon Glenn&Evangelist Hattie Lofton
Date: 01-25-2018


 

 
Bud Belle 2013
 
We regret to inform you of the passing of Mr. Rufus Jerry "Bud" Belle, age 76 of Four Oaks, NC. "Bud" passed on Tuesday Jan 23 at Rex Healthcare Raleigh, NC.

Rufus "Bud" was the son of Hattie M. Nixon Bell and the Late Lehman Bell of Smithfield. He is survived by his mother Hattie Bell, Wife Mary M. Mckoy Belle of Four Oaks, NC, sons Rufus A. "Tony" Belle of Mason City Iowa, Demetrius R.T. Belle of Four Oaks, NC., sisters Sudie Davis, Katie Bell of Columbus OH, Doris Ann Bell of Smithfield, NC., brothers Donnie (Dianetta) Bell of FT. Washington, MD, Lehman (Lina Pearl) Bell of Raleigh, NC., a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral services for Mr. Belle are scheduled for Thursday Feb. 1, 2018 from 11:00am till 12:00 noon viewing and visitation, with funeral starting at 12:00 noon Johnston Central Alumni Center 1110 Massey St., Smithfield, NC.
Flowers are welcomed.

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Family or Deceased Name: Rufus Bell
Message: You will be missed by your cousin Teresa always was happy to see me with your stories about my father {your uncle} Robert Bell Rest in peace.
Your Name: Teresa Smith
Date:01-31-2018


Family or Deceased Name: Rufus Belle
Message: Mr. Rufus thank you for all your wonderful stories it was always a pleasure to see you at Big Boys you taught me not to take life so seriously thoughts and prayers for your family
Your Name: Karen Brown
Date:01-31-2018

Family or Deceased Name: Rufus Belle
Message: Mr. Rufus you will be forever missed at Big Boys. I always loved hearing your stories that you shared. You are forever in my heart.
Your Name:Stacey Franks
Date: 01-29-2018


Family or Deceased Name: Rufus Bell
Message: Cousin Bud, will be missed. He had a lively and happy personality that always captured your attention as he engaged you in conversation. He always had an interesting story to tell. May God's comfort and peace be with the family during this time.
Your Name: Vivian M. Nixon
Date: 01-28-2018

Family or Deceased Name: Rufus Belle
Message: Bless us all that has had the pleasure of knowing such an amazing person, Mr. Belle cared for ppl unconditionally. His sense of humor and big smile could surely brighten anyone’s day! You will be missed dearly!! God Rest your soul!!!
Your Name: Pocahontas
Date: 01-27-2018


Family or Deceased Name: Rufus Jerry Belle
Message:To our mayor of Lowell Mill, We are all heart broken you left us. You were a gentle giant and we all loved you. I can only hope we can carry on your message of love for all people like you have.
Your Name: Keith Chestnut
Date: 01-26-2018
 

 
Mattie Rowland 1 001
 
Mrs. Mattie Louise Rowland, age 77 of Smithfield, NC passed quietly away Saturday January 20, 2018 at the SECU Hospice House in Smithfield. Mrs. Rowland was born In Johnston County to Lillian and Gilmore Farmer on October 21, 1940. She attended Johnston County Training School JCTS and was a part of the graduating Class of 1960. Following graduation she married James Howard Rowland and together were blessed with three children Salethea "Tiny" Baber, James "Timmy" Rowland and Jeffrey Devon Rowland (deceased) two grandchildren. Ms. Mattie and Mr. James have been married for 58 years. She also leaves to mourn her loss two grandchildren, and a host of other relatives and friends. Mrs. Rowland was employed with the US Chamber of Commerce, Washington DC for 25 years where she retired.

Funeral Services for Mrs. Rowland are scheduled for Saturday Jan 27. at St. Peter Church of Christ DOC 1011 E. Massey St. Smithfield, NC. Viewing starts at 12 noon followed by funeral services at 1:00pm. Walk thru
viewing will be Friday January 26th from 4:00pm until 7:00pm.

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Family or Deceased Name: Mrs. Mattie Rowland
Message: James Rowland, Salethea (Tiny) Baber and Family. Prayers and condolences. Wishing you peace, comfort, and fond memories as you remember your beloved wife, mother, grandmother. She was a a gentle spirit and a wonderful woman.
Your Name: Prayerfully,
Date:01-29-2018


Family or Deceased Name:Mattie Rowland
Message:My to condolences to the family.
Your Name:Matthew Revell
Date:01-27-2018

Family or Deceased Name: The Family of Mrs. Mattie Rowland
Message: May the peace of God surround you and give you strength.
Your Name: Carl & Pauline Sanders
Date:01-27-2018


Family or Deceased Name:Mrs. Mattie Louise Rowland
Message:To: James Rowland, Salethea (Tiny) Baber and Family. Our deepest condolences on the loss of Mattie. She was a wonderful woman who will be greatly missed, but is now at home with the Lord. We pray for God's comfort for you. Much Love and Many Blessings.
Your Name:Avis, David, Drew and Veronica Williams
Date:01-27-2018


Family or Deceased Name: Rowland
Message: Father God hold this family in your comforting arms and grant us the strength to carry on until we meet her again AMEN
Your Name:Barbara Rowland
Date:01-27-2018


Family or Deceased Name: Rowland Family
Message:Keeping you in our prayers
Your Name: Bernard and Henrietta Vinson
Date: 01-27-2018-2018

Family or Deceased Name: Mattie Rowland
Message: May God give you strength to endure in this time of sorrow and grief.
Your Name: John N. Russell and Family
Date: 01-26-2018


Family or Deceased Name: Ms Mattie Rowland
Message: God Bless! R.I.P
Your Name: Bonita Thompson
Date: 01-26-2018

Family or Deceased Name: The Family of Mattie Rowland
Message: My heart is heavy of the sad news of my dear sister and special friend Mattie(who I call Tilba) She been adopted in our family over 40years. Rest in Peace my sister.
Your Name: Phyllis Morris
Date: 01-26-2018


Family or Deceased Name: The Family of Mattie Rowland
Message: My heart is heavy of the sad news of my dear sister and special friend Mattie(who I call Tilba) She been adopted in our family over 40years. Rest in Peace my sister.
Your Name: Phyllis Morris
Date: 01-26-2018

Family or Deceased Name: Ms. Mattie Rowland
Message: Sending healing prayers and comforting hugs in the midst of your sorrow. My heart and prayers are with you my friend.
Your Name:Your BFF Tracey and Family
Date:01-26-2018


Family or Deceased Name:Ms. Mattie Rowland
Message:Sending healing prayers and comforting hugs in the midst of your sorrow and pain. My heart and prayers are with you my friend..
Your Name:Love you Tracey, Mann and Charley
Date:01-26-2018


Family or Deceased Name: The Rowland Family
Message: My condolences for the passing of Mattie Farmer Rowland. God's blessings be with you now and always
Your Name: Hilda Nixon Roundtree
Date:01-25-2018

Family or Deceased Name: Rowland
Message: Our Prayers and well wishes are extended to the Family, that Gods Love guide you through these times, sincerely the Hunters/Sanders of Smithfield
Your Name: The Hunter/Sanders Family
Date:01-25-2018


Family or Deceased Name: Mattie Farmer’s Family
Message: So sorry for your loss. God had room for her.
Your Name: Lois and Addison Smith
Date: 01-25-2018

Family or Deceased Name: Rowland Family
Message: My condolences to the family . May the God of glory give you all peace and comfort during this most difficult time.
Your Name: Sharon Thompson
Date:01-25-2018


Family or Deceased Name: Mrs. Mattie Rowland
Message: May God Bless you all at a time like this, we will continue to pray for you James and the family.
Ernest and Hattie McDuffie address 169 Darrington St. SW Washington 20032
Your Name: Ernest and Hattie McDuffie and family
Date: 01-25-2018

Family or Deceased Name: The Family of Mrs. Mattie Rowland
To James, Tiny and the Rowland / Farmer Families. It is with deep sadness that I share the loss of your precious love one, Mattie. AKA "Mat the Cat" a beautiful flower has been picked for the heavenly garden. God Bless her memories!
Your Name: Mrs. Alice Moore Fowler
Date:01-25-2018


Family or Deceased Name: Mattie Rowland
Message: I am so sorry to hear of the loss of Mrs. Rowland. She was like a second mother to me growing up. God has just received another angel. You are home with your Heavenly Father now R.I.P. Mrs. Rowland.
Your Name: Frances and Joyce Irving
Date: 01-24-2018

Family or Deceased Name:To: James and the Rowland Family
Message: I am deeply sadden to learn of your loved one's home going. I pray that you will be find comfort and strength during this most difficult moment. Please know that you will remain in my prayers.
Your Name: Ennis "Pete" Oates, Wilmington, NC
Date:01-23-2018


Family or Deceased Name: Mattie Rowland
Message: Mrs. Matt you have been like a second mom to me and since 1988 when I first met you, I'm gonna miss you dearly! Rest easy until we meet again, I love you!
Your Name: William Thomas (Laurel Maryland)
Date:01-23-2018

Family or Deceased Name: Mrs Mattie Rowland
Message: So sorry to hear that we loss Matt. She was a dear friend. My thoughts and prayers are with you and the family at this moment. Sincere Sorrows.
Your Name: Aubrey and Francine Charles
Date: 01-22-2018


Family or Deceased Name: Mattie Rowland
Message: My heart goes out for the family of the loss of my cousin Mattie, may God give is strength to face each tomorrow and may she R.I.P.
Your Name: Gwen/Carolyn Solomon Walker
Date: 01-21-018

Family or Deceased Name:James Rowland and Family
Message:We are here in prayer for you family. We will miss Mattie very much.
Your Name:The children of Mack and Estelle Sanders
Date:01-21-2018
Family or Deceased Name:The Family of Mattie L. Rowland
Message: My prayer is for comfort and strength to rest on you. God bless
Your Name: Rebecca Boone -Sanders
Date: 01-21-2018
 

 
WSFH
 
Ms. Jacqueline Felice Steward of Raleigh, NC, transitioned on Saturday January 6, 2018 at Duke Raleigh Hospital in Raleigh, NC. Ms Steward was born August 13, 1959 to Dorothy Jean Davis and Timothy Steward.
She leaves to cherish her memories one son Ramon Smith of Raleigh, NC. Jackie also leaves a host of other relatives and friends

Funeral Arrangements are scheduled for Wednesday January 10, 2018 at Springfield Baptist Church located at 4309 Auburn Knightdale Rd Raleigh. Viewing will begin at 12:00 noon followed by a Celebration of Life at 12:30pm.

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Family or Deceased Name: Family of Jackie Steward
Message: Hoping that the Steward family will find a measure of peace as you recall all the beautiful memories of Ms. Jackie.
Your Name: JCPS Co-worker - Janice Stancil-Bell
Date: 02-01-2018

Family or Deceased Name: Jackie Steward
Message: Jackie was a dear friend of mine. I will truly miss her.

Your Name:Sandra Santos
Date:01-11-2018

Family or Deceased Name: Jackie Stewart Family
Message: May the God of Glory give you all peace and comfort during this most difficult time. Remember the happier times, the hugs, smiles and know that the memories of the togetherness will remain forever in your hearts.

Your Name:Alice Moore Fowler
Date:01-09-2018

Family or Deceased Name: Jackie Steward
Message: You will Never Be Forgot. R.I.P

Your Name: Martha Whitley and The Williams Family!!!
Date: 01-09-2018

Family or Deceased Name: The Steward Family
Message: I was truly sadden to learn of Jackie's passing. I will miss seeing her gentle demeanor, sparkling hope filled eyes and her "I got this smile" as she faithfully praised the Lord. My deepest sympathy to each of you.

Your Name:Veronica Scott
Date:01-09-2018

Family or Deceased Name:Ramon Smith and family
Message:I am beyond sorrow for your loss. I pray that as the days pass, God will give you peace that He can only give. May God bless and keep you.
Your Name:Virginia King
Date:01-09-2018

Family or Deceased Name:Jackie Steward
Message:Love and prayers to all of her family. I loved getting to know her as a person and co-worker and will surely miss that beautiful smile and sense of humor.
Your Name:Gay Hicks
Date:01-09-2018

Family or Deceased Name: Jacqueline Steward
Message:Your life was a blessing, your memory we will treasure. The love you gave to all went above and beyond any measure. We will truly miss you Jackie

Your Name: Staton & Thigpen Family
Date: 01-08-2018


Family or Deceased Name: Jacqueline Felice Steward
Message: May God comfort your family during this time of sorrow. I am praying for you.

Your Name:Anthony M. Shaw
Date:01-08-2018

Family or Deceased Name: Jacqueline Felice Stewart
Message: I am so saddened to hear of your great loss. I will always remember Jackie's beautiful smile and sweet disposition, may God give you added strenght during this very difficult time of loss.

Your Name: LaVerne Lucas
Date: 01-08-2018


Family or Deceased Name: Ms.Jacqueline Stewart
Message: Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.

Your Name: Annie Richardson Chandler Concord,NC
Date: 01-08-2018

Family or Deceased Name:Jackie Stewart
Message:May you rest in peace under the eyes of our God.

Your Name:Bristol Spells
Date:01-08-2018

Family or Deceased Name:Jacqueline Felice Steward
Message:I'm so sorry for your loss. I pray that God will continue to comfort you during the difficult day's ahead.
Your Name:Sallie R Pearce
Date:01-08-2018
Family or Deceased Name:Jacqueline F Stewart
Message:God bless you family
Your Name:Joann Bethea Smith
Date:01-08-2018
Family or Deceased Name:Jacqueline Steward
Message:You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
Your Name:Alberta Ingram of JCPS
Date:01-08-2018


Family or Deceased Name: Jackie Steward
MessageTo the Family:
To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord. A heartfelt sympathy is extended to each of you. Jackie, you will be forever missed and never forgotten. Continue to Rest In Peace..

Your Name: Hershall Forsythe
Date:01-08-2018

 

 
Tony and Mary 1
 

Mr. Antonio "Tony" Ellis, age 50 of Lillington, NC departed this life on Saturday December 9, 2017 at Central Harnett Hospital in Lillington, NC. Tony was the son of Mr. William Andrew Ellis (deceased) and Elizabeth Ellis. He also leaves to cherish his memories his wife Mary Ellis of 27 years daughter Donisha Lashe' Ellis two very special God-daughters Ashley Nicole Eason,Tiffany Lynette Eason, and one sister Sandra Solomon.

Tony was a 1985 graduate of Smithfield-Selma Senior High School and attended Wake Technical Community College where he received his Associates Degree in Electronic Engineering. He worked for a number of years as a Supervisor at Champion until its closing. Following the plant closing he was employed by Tyco, as a Supervisor until his health would not allow him to continue.

Funeral Services are scheduled for Saturday December 16, 2017 at 1:00 pm Holy Temple Church of Selma Inc., 228 Montgomery Heights Rd Selma, NC 27576.

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Family or Deceased Name: Antonio Ellis
Message: Sorry for your loss.
Your Name: Ronald and LaNita McDougald
Date: 01-04-2018

Family or Deceased Name:Tony Ellis
Message:Remembering Tony as our neighbor, always exemplifying kindness. Praying for the Comfortor to meet your every need.
Your Name:Betty Barfield and Kay Johnson
Date:12-16-2017

Family or Deceased Name:Tony Ellis
Message:Praying for you during your time of sorrow
Your Name:Roy and Vania McNeill
Date:12-15-2017
Family or Deceased Name:Antonio Ellis
Message:Sending our heart felt condolences to the family. It was a treasure to have been a part of Tony's life. So many many happy memories will never be forgotten. Our times @ Champion & Tyco were very rewarding to have such a great friend & supervisor.
Your Name:Mary & Ricky McNeil
Date:12-16-2017
Family or Deceased Name:Tony Ellis
Message:Praying for family strength
Your Name:Sherry Faison
Date: 12-15-2017

Family or Deceased Name:Mary Ellis and Family
Message:Remembering your family during this difficult time. May God strengthen and comfort you.
Your Name:Diana Harris Lucas
Date: 12-15-2017

Family or Deceased Name:Ellis / Snead Family
Message:To the Ellis / Snead Family, to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord. A heartfelt sympathy is extended to each of you. May the peace of Jesus Christ substain each one of you.
Your Name:Brenda Powell
Date:12-15-2017

Family or Deceased Name:Tony Ellis
Message:From Edith Mae Wiggins Ellis family you are in our
Your Name:CHESSIE WIGGINS JR
Date: 12-14-17

Family or Deceased Name:Antonio Ellis
Message:Mary, Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.
Your Name:DeVora Miller
Date: 12-12-17

Family or Deceased Name:Tony Ellis
Message:We will miss our brother so dearly but will treasure the fond memories of his undying love and amazing faith in Jesus. Our prayers and thoughts will be with you always.
Your Name:Jesse and Jackie Dixon
Date: 12-11-2017
Family or Deceased Name:Tony Ellis
Message:He will be missed. He was a dear friend and a wonderful person. And a true man of God our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family.
Your Name:Bill & Phyllis Bilbry
Date:12-12-2017
Family or Deceased Name:Antonio “Tony” Ellis
Message:My prayers are with you and the rest the family. I worked with Tony at Tyco. He was a good person. May God continue to strengthen and bless the family.
Your Name:Vivian Blue
Date:12-12-2017





 

 
Mary Smith
 

Ms. Mary Magdalene Smith, age 90 was born Oct. 22, 1927 in Smithfield, NC to Catherine Smith-Hines. Ms Mary transitioned on Thursday Nov. 30, 2017 while a resident at The Laurels of Forest Glenn in Garner, NC.

In addition to her mother Mrs. Catherine Smith-Hines, Ms Smith was predeceased by a brother Donnell Hines, two sisters; Alberta Hines, Mamie Furlow, one son Arthur Smith Jr., and one daughter; Mary Louise McCoy. She is survived by her daughter, Beverly McClamb, one son; Robert Smith, several grandchildren, and many other relatives and friends

Funeral services for Ms. Mary M. Smith will be held Saturday December 9, 2017 at New Generation Christian Church 4423 Wilsons Mills Rd Wilsons Mills, NC. Viewing/visitation will begin at 12:00 noon followed by Eulogistic Services at 1:00 pm. Friends may also view on Friday December 8, 2017 from 4:00 pm until 7:00 pm at The Walter Sanders Funeral & Cremation Services Chapel 302 S. Bright Leaf Blvd Smithfield, NC.

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Family or Deceased Name:Ms. Mary Magdalene Smith
Message:I did not have the pleasure of meeting Ms. Smith, but in knowing her granddaughter, Anita, I too feel that I have a loss. Family, I share your sadness and I look around for others to hold my hand when I'm feeling low. In time, this too shall pass.
Your Name:Dr. Cathy Sauls
Date:12-07-2017

Family or Deceased Name:Ms. Mary Smith
Message:Sorry to hear of your loss. Keeping you the family in our prayers.
Your Name:Leon & Jacqueline Burnette
Date: 12-08-2017
 

 
Dove (487x532)
 

Peggy A. Newsome was born October 12, 1950 in Pine Level, North Carolina. Her parents were Elijah Newsome and Pearl Bagley She passed away November 8, 2017 in Washington DC. Peggy graduated in 1968 from Richard B. Harrison High School, Selma North Carolina. Later moving to Washington, DC to start her career in the Banking Industry where she worked until 1995.

She leaves to mourn her loss one daughter Felica (Kelvin) Dent, Fayetteville, NC; two sisters Vanessa (Troy) Sellers, Four Oaks, NC, Tosha Newsome, Durham, NC; two grandchildren Kelvin Dent & Zyra Dent, Fayetteville, NC, one Sister-in-Law Mamie Newsome, Smithfield, NC; and a host of nieces, nephews, and other family members.

Memorial Services for Ms. Peggy Newsome will be held Saturday November 18, 2017 in the Walter Sanders Funeral & Cremation Services Chapel beginning at 11:00 am.

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Family or Deceased Name:Peggy Newsome
Message:We are praying for the Newsome family
Your Name:The Coley Family in Fremont NC
Date: 11-14-2017
Family or Deceased Name:Peggy Newsome
Message:Words can't begin to express the comfort, Rest in peace my dear friend strength I petition to the family. Peggy and I were very close during high school, college and when she moved to Washington.
Your Name:Wanda and Bernard Bryant
date: 11-13-2017

 

 
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Mr. Billy Dean Wallace age 64 of Smithfield, NC passed quietly away Monday Oct. 30, 2017 at UNC Johnston Health Smithfield, NC. Mr. Wallace was predeceased by his parents Willie and Christine Wallace, two brothers Dennis and James Wallace. He is survived by his wife Wylia of the home, one son Willie of the home, two sisters; Carol (Jeff) Kelly of Selma, Ella (Danny) Holland of Selma, three brothers; Robert(Shirley)Wallace of Princeton, Lubie of Surf City, NC, Percy (Lynn) of Princeton.

Memorial services for Mr. Billy D. Wallace will be held Friday Nov. 3, 2017 at Tee's Chapel Church Brogden Rd Smithfield, NC. Wake begins at 5:00 pm followed by memorial services at 6:00 pm.

In Lieu of flowers contributions and condolences may be sent to Mr. Robert Wallace, 3336 Progressive Church Rd, Princeton, NC.

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Mr. Billy Ray, age 62 transitioned from labor to reward Sunday October 15, 2017 at SECU Hospice House Smithfield, NC. Billy Ray was born on February 14, 1955 to the late Will and Lillian Ray. Billy attended Smithfield- Selma Sr. High School where he met and was married to the former Barbara Hobbs. Billy and Barbara had two daughters Kimberly and Lakeysha. Billy later remarried Dorothy Alford (deceased). He was also predeceased by a grandson Jarvis Jerome Gay Jr.

Billy is survived by his two daughters; Kimberly Thiam (Moustapha), Lakeysha Ray, five grandchildren; Jahiem Caldwell, Janiah Caldwell, Zy'aire Gay, Nathaniel Gay, Shaniyah Everett, one brother Thomas Earl (Vivian) Ray, one sister Jeanette(Haywood) Turner and a host of other relatives and friends.

A Memorial Service will be held Saturday October 21, 2017 at the Walter Sanders Funeral Home Chapel 302 S. Bright Leaf Blvd., Smithfield, NC starting at 1:00pm. Please join the family as they celebrate the life of their loved one.

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Family or Deceased Name:Billy Ray
Message:My condolences to the family .Prayers for comfort& Strength
Your Name:Ricky & Sylvia Williams
Date:10-21-2017

Family or Deceased Name:Billy Ray
Message:I am so sorry to hear about Billy’s passing. We were classmates; I hope that the love of family and friends will comfort and strengthen you in the days ahead.
Your Name:Elder Mary Ann Walker
Date:10-19-2017
Family or Deceased Name:Billy Ray
Message:“He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.”~ Revelation 21:4
Your Name:Elder Mary Ann Walker
Date:10-19-2017
Family or Deceased Name:Billy Ray
Message:I am thankful for the many memories of you growning up in the Brown Family and your presence at Family Gatherings. We love you and will miss you dearly.
Your Name:Teressa Brown
Date:10-19-2017

Family or Deceased Name:Billy Ray
Message:Sorry to see you go.
Your Name:Jerri Everette
Date10-19-2017

Family or Deceased Name:Billy Ray
Message:Evenly Lee
Your Name:Rsvp
Date:10-18-2017

Family or Deceased Name:Billy Ray
Message:We Love you Billy, and always will.
Your Name:Ralph & Edna Brown & Family
Date:10-18-2017
Family or Deceased Name:To Kim and Kayeja
Message:Our prayers goes out to all of y'all. I saw him one day in Smithfield not too long ago. Bobby and I will be praying for you.
Your Name:Bobby and Annette Pearce
date:10-18-2017
 

 
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We regret to inform you of the passing of Mr. Melvin Hines, age 80 of Smithfield. Mr. Hines transitioned on Monday October 2, 2017 while a resident at Barbour Court Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. He is survived by two sisters; Christine Sanders, Miley Penny, one brother, Ed Hines, a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Services for Mr. Hines will be held Saturday, Oct 7 at the Walter Sanders Funeral & Cremation Services Chapel 302 S. Bright Leaf Blvd., Smithfield. Public viewing will be Saturday from 10:00 - 12:00 noon with funeral services beginning at 12:00 noon.

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Family or Deceased Name:Melvin Hines
Message:On behalf of Edgar & Ada Williams and the girls, we are so sadden to hear of Melvins passing. The family has shared so many memories of Melvin at our house on 701 HWY. We thank God for the Hines family. Melvin was a great friend of the family.
Your Name:Edna Williams Raynor
Date: 10/06-2017
 

 
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We regret to inform you of the passing of Mr. Jesse Lee Pratt, age 64 of Smithfield. Mr. Pratt slipped quietly away at the SECU Hospice House on Monday Sept. 18 with family surrounding him. Jesse Lee Pratt was born to the late Alexander Pratt and Rose Ella McNeil Pratt in Bennettsville, SC.

Mr. Pratt married Vernice Stevens and was blessed with 9 children Junior Lee Pratt(Deceased),Denise Williams (Stacy) of Smithfield N.C., Janice Whitaker (Henry) of Smithfield N.C., Jessie Junior Pratt of Smithfield N.C., Jessica Pratt (Deceased), Norma Jean Pratt (Deceased), Jamie Mae Pratt of Bennettsville S.C., Dennis Lewis Pratt of Bennettsville S.C., James Lee Pratt of Bennettsville S.C.

Jesse was one of nine boys; Alexander Pratt(Deceased), Preston Pratt(Deceased), Fred Pratt(Deceased) James Andre Pratt(Deceased) Lonnie Pratt (Deceased), Author Curtis Pratt (Deceased), Jerome Pratt of Smithfield NC , Jennings So Pratt (Deceased) four Sisters; Arletha Pratt Greene(Deceased),Rosa Pratt Thomas(Deceased), Alice Mae Pratt(Deceased), Pearlene Pratt Thomas of Smithfield N.C., four grandchildren; Darrell Pratt, Derrick McCall, Marquis Davis, Trevon Davis, two great granddaughters; Quimanni Davis, Armanni Davis and one great grandson Jamarion Hinton. A host of nieces and nephews.


Funeral arrangements for Mr. Pratt will be held Friday Sept. 22 at St. Peter Disciple of Christ, Viewing starts at 12:00 noon followed by services at 1:00 pm.

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Mrs. Sharon Scales Brooker-Whitaker, age 64 of Smithfield, NC transitioned from earth to her heavenly home on Wednesday August 23rd at the Johnston Medical Center.

Mrs. Whitaker was born in the District of Columbia August 21, 1953 her parents were the late Bernard and Sallie Mae Ross. She was educated in the DC public schools and worked for the US Department of Education and retired after many years of faithful service.

She leaves to cherish her loving memories husband George H. Whitaker, three daughters; Lakisha Tyer, Lenora Scales, Sharon Scales, nine grandchildren, one borther; Kenneth Ross Sr., one sister; Margaret Ross-Smith, a host of nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.

Arrangements are scheduled for Tuesday August 29, 2017 at Shiloh Christian Chuch, 211 Durham St Smithfield, NC. Viewing/visitation starts at 10:00am followed immediately by funeral services at 11:00am.


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Family or Deceased Name:Mrs. Sharon Scales Brooker-Whitaker
Message:My prays are with you. Sharon was a dear and loving friend to me and her co-workers at the US Department of Education. She will be missed.
Your Name:Sindy McGill
Date:8-29-2017

Family or Deceased Name:Sharon Brooker-Whitaker
Message:Continue to keep in your hand in God's hands - he will provide the comfort to get you all through the times ahead
Your Name:Barbara J.McMillan
Date:8-28-2017

Family or Deceased Name:Family of Mrs. Sharon Booker-Whitaker
Message:Sharon was a beautiful, loving and friendly person, we work at Wachovia Mortgage Corp several years. Sharon will truly be missed.
Your Name:Lenora Campbell
Date: 8-27-2017
Family or Deceased Name:MRS. SHARON WHITAKER
Message:GEORGE/ The BENSON CENTER FOR ACTIVE AGING Send our heartfelt symphaty on the passing of your wife and our friend' You will be in our prayers forever and in our hearts. We love you, BENSON SENIORS,
Your Name:LINDA WARREN
Date:08-24-2017

 
 
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We regret to inform you of the passing of Mr. Rudolph Davis, age 63 at his residence in Smithfield on August 17,2017. Mr. Davis was born in Harnett Co. December 19, 1953.

Arrangements for Mr. Davis are incomplete at this time.


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Angus Fulton “Andy” Meachem Sr., passed quietly away Sunday August 6, 2017 at Moses Cone Health, Greensboro,NC. Andy was born May 15, 1942 in Wadesboro, N.C. to James and Mable Meachem. Angus was the 10th of thirteen children.

Angus graduated from Anson County Training School in 1960. After high school, Angus traveled to New York City, which was a “rite of passage” for him and his brothers. Angus worked as a salesman in New York until he and his cousin, Clarence Meachem joined the Navy in 1962. Angus and Clarence proudly served their country in the Vietnam War. While in the Navy, Angus received two service medals – National Defense Service Medal and the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal.

After being honorably discharged from military service, Angus returned to North Carolina to attend North Carolina A&T State University, the same university as his father. He graduated from N.C. A&T with a degree in Political Science.

Angus is survived by his childhood friend and former wife, Peggy Meachem of Greensboro, N.C., children; Fulton (Jeanette) of Charlotte, N.C., Anthony (Ayanda) of Winterville, N.C., Abreah Santiago of Washington, N.J., Tasha Lea of Greensboro, N.C. and eight grandchildren; Brannen, Xavier, Bryce, Barak, Nina Gainey, Hannah Santiago, Ezra, and Gideon Santiago, three brothers Charles (Millie) of Washington, D.C., Frank (Sandra) of Durham, N.C., and David of Statesville, N.C. and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Services for Mr. Meachem will be held at St. James Presbyterian Church 820 Ross Ave., Greensboro, NC Wednesday August 16th at 12 noon. The public is invited to view and visit with the family from 11:30-12:00 on Wed . August 16 at the church.

In lieu of flowers, the family has designated "Youth. Focus" You may contribute online at www.youthfocus.org or send your contribution to 405 Parkway Suite A Greensboro,N.C.27401 In memory of Angus F. Meachem Sr.

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Family or Deceased Name:Angus Meachum
Message:Sending our love and condolences.
Your Name:John & Carolyn Partridge
Date:8-29-2017

Family or Deceased Name:Meachem Family
Message:Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts. Sorry for your loss.
Your Name:Tab, parent of Calvin (Pitt Greenville Titan youth football player) coached by Anthony Meachem
Date: 8-16-2017

Family or Deceased Name:Meachem family
Message:Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts. Sorry for your loss.
Your Name:Tab, parent of Calvin (Pitt Greenville Titan youth football player) coached by Anthony Meachem
Date:8-16-2017

Family or Deceased Name:Angus Fulton "Andy" Meachem
Message:My thoughts and prayers of comfort are offered to all of the Meachem family. May God bless and keep you!
Your Name:Patricia Harris Thomas/Brandywine, MD
Date:08-15-2017

Family or Deceased Name:Mr. Angus Fulton Meachem, Sr.
Message:Please accept my heartfelt condolences, words cannot begin to express the sadness you are feeling right now, May the memories of you father help you find peace.
Your Name:Carl A. Harris and Family
Date:08-12-2017

Family or Deceased Name:Angus Fulton "Andy" Meachem, Sr.
Message:Our prayers are with you and your family.
Your Name:CHA-HCV Inspections Team
Date:08-10-2017

Family or Deceased Name:Angus Fulton "Andy" Meachem, Sr.
Message:Hold tight to memories for comfort, lean on your friends for strength, and always remember how much you are cared about.
Your Name:Southside Homes - Staff
Date:08-09-2017
Family or Deceased Name:Angus Fulton "Andy" Meachem, Sr.
Message:Our prayers are with you and your family.
Your Name:CHA-HCV Inspections Team
date:08-10-2017
Family or Deceased Name:Angus Fulton "Andy" Meachem, Sr.
Message:"May God comfort each of you and may you continue to keep those precious memories on your heart of your beloved".
Your Name:Franchion Bason Horton & Family
Date:08-09-2017
Family or Deceased Name:Angus Fulton “Andy” Meachem Sr.
Message:Praying for you and your family during this difficult time.
Your Name:Ashley Greene
Date:08-09-2017
 

 
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Kay Ray McCray was born March 2, 1954, in Johnston County, NC to Leroy and Betty McCray. She was educated in the Johnston County School System.

Kay passed quietly away at the SECU Hospice House in Smithfield on Sunday August 6, 2017. Kay was predeceased by her brother Ronnie L. McCray.

She leaves to cherish her memories one daughter; Tammy Arita McCray, two sons; Boris Lacel McCray, Carlos Antonio McCray, a number of grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.

Arrangements for Ms. Kay Ray McCray are schedule for Saturday August 12, 2017 at 12:00 noon in the
Walter Sanders Funeral Home Chapel. Viewing starts at 11:00 am.

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Family or Deceased Name:Mcary
Message:Sorry for your loss you and family are in my prayers
Your Name:Teresa alford
Date:08-09-2017

Family or Deceased Name:Kay McCray
Message:Such a sweet lady, heaven has gained another angel, I will miss you
Your Name:Dale Mitchell
Date:08-08-2017
 

 
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Deacon Julius Copeland age 95 went home to be with the Lord Monday morning July 31, 2017 at his residence in Smithfield, NC. Julius Copeland was born December 1, 1921 in Asheville, Florida, his parents now deceased were Sylvester and Mary Copeland. He completed the 6th grade which was highest educational level available.

Mr. Copeland served honorably in the U.S. Army. After his tour of duty in WWII he returned to the states and worked many years in the Garment District of New York City. While in New York City he married the former Mildred Davis. He later worked as an Ambulance driver for 11 years. After retiring as an Ambulance driver, he moved to North Carolina and worked for 12 years as a Civil Service worker at Cherry Point Army Base. He finally retired in 1984. He continued his working for the Lord and farming. Mr. Copeland was an Ordained Deacon at the First Missionary Baptist Church in Wilson's Mills NC.

Mr. Copeland was predeceased by his parents Sylvester and Mary Copeland, wife Mildred Davis Copeland, four brothers; Sylvestor Copeland Jr., Cornellius Copeland, Ernest Copeland, and Thomas Copeland. He leaves to cherish his memories one son; Shariff Robinson, two daughters; Loretta Davis, Yvonne Robinson, nine grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, one great great-grand, and a host of other relatives and friends.

Services for Deacon Julius Copeland are planned for Monday August 7, 2017 at First Missionary Baptist Church 40 Durant Rd., Wilson's Mills NC viewing will begin at 11:00 am followed by eulogistic services at 12 noon. The public will be allowed to view Mr. Copeland at the Walter Sanders Funeral Home Chapel on Sunday August 6 from 2:00 pm until 5:00 pm. Click Here to Download Full Program of Mr. Copeland

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Family or Deceased Name:Mr. Julius Copeland
Message:In this sorrowful time, we would like to extend to you our heartfelt condolences. May our Lord comfort you and your loved ones.
Your Name:The Whitley Family of Wilson's Mills, NC
Date:8-6-2017

Family or Deceased Name:Deacon Copeland
Message:Deacon Copeland was my assigned Deacon at church. I enjoyed hearing his voice every Saturday. He was truly a man of God and will truly be missed. May God bless his family.
Your Name:Angela Reid & Family
Date: 8-2-2017

Family or Deceased Name: Julius Copeland
Message: When the Lord calls our loves ones home, he leaves a gife of memories in exchange, Hold on to the memories
Your Name: Minister Linda Whitley and family
Date: 8-2-2017

 

 
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Ms. Gloria Alford, age 56 died at UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill, NC Sunday July 30. Services for Ms. Alford are scheduled for Saturday August 5, 2017 at 4:00 pm in the Walter Sanders Funeral Home Chapel 302 S. Bright Leaf Blvd., Smithfield.

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Mrs. Bessie L. Joyner Hammiel, age 78 of Selma NC will be eulogized Saturday August 5th. Viewing and visitation will begin at 10:00am followed by funeral services at 11:00am. Services will be held at Southern Grove Baptist Church 1058 Old Stancil Rd, Kenly NC. There will be a walk thru viewing Friday August 4th at Walter Sanders Funeral Home from 4:00 pm until 7:00pm.

Mrs. Hammiel was born June 25, 1939 in Johnston County, NC. Her parents were Coy and Lily Joyner.
Bessie attended and graduated from Richard B. Harrison High School. she worked for and retired from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Bessie also sold real estate in the Washington DC, Metro area.

She is survived by her husband Willie Hammiel, two sons Willie Adrian Hammiel, Erik Desmond Hammiel, four sisters; Jessie Mae Sharpe, Dorothy Eason, Brenda McDougal, Glenda Williams, one brother; James Aaron Joyner, many other relatives and friends.
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Family or Deceased Name:Bessie Hammiel
Message:My thoughts and prayers for the family of Mrs. Hammiel.
Your Name:Brenda Shaw and family Kenly, NC
Date: 8-2-2017
 

 
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Bruce Wood Levinger age 64 deceased Wednesday July 26, 2017 at Wake Medical Center Raleigh, NC following a brief illness. Bruce was born Friday 13, 1953 in sunny Southern California, to Ruth Levinger (deceased).

Bruce attended and graduated from high school in California following graduation he served in the Army in 1971 as a radar crewman in Vietnam for one year and returned home safely and completed another year of active duty in the states. Following his tour of duty Bruce served in the National Guard thru 1977.

Bruce dabbled in a variety of things; electronics, fireworks, etc. he always had a smile, a story and a laugh for every situation. He will be missed by his family and friends.

Bruce was preceded in death by his mother Ms. Ruth Levinger. He leaves to cherish his memories a loving wife Kathy Levinger, two children; Chris Neher (Alli), David Levinger, two grandchildren; Steven, Ashley and many other relatives and friends.

Services for Mr. Levinger will be held in the Walter Sanders Funeral Home Chapel on Saturday July 29, 2017 beginning at 4:00pm.

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Family or Deceased Name:Bruce Levinger
Message:Thoughts and prayers are with the family. We got to know Bruce thru Raleigh Oaks Campground. He and my husband would always sit and talk with each other when we visited Raleigh Oaks. He will truly be missed
Your Name:Garry Jones (treeman)&Beverly Jones
Date: 7-31-2017

Family or Deceased Name:Bruce Levinger
Message:Fly high with the angels Bruce! Please send Kathy signs of love so she knows you're still with her and watching over her. If you see Charlie you two can reminisce about all the fun we had camping in Corona. Godspeed.
Your Name:Nancy Lord
Date:7-29-2017

Family or Deceased Name:The Levinger Family
Message:We just saw Bruce last weekend when we were at Raleigh Oaks. I talked to him for a while. When I mentioned that I remembered him from last summer, he said "Well I never left!" He certainly did have good stories. I'm sorry for your loss.
Your Name:Donna Cook
Date:7-28-2017

Family or Deceased Name:Bruce Levinger
Message:All of us at Raleigh Oak RV Resort will deeply miss having Bruce around the resort. He was always willing to lend a hand and befriend anyone who crossed his path. Our deepest sympathies go to Kathy, his wife, and his family. We will always remember Bruce!
Your Name:Raleigh Oaks RV Staff -Jeff, Kari, Heidi, JT, Toby, Lawrence, Tony, Don, Heather, and Margaret
Date:7-28-2017

Family or Deceased Name:Bruce Levinger
Message:We are so very sorry for your loss. May God give you peace and comfort during the days, weeks and months ahead. God Bless.
Your Name:Mike and Rose Yates
Date:7-27-2017




 

 
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Veleka Lynette Anderson Bowden age 45 passed quietly away on Mon July 24 at her residence surrounded by family. Veleka was born June 25, 1972 to Barbara Anderson and Maurice Wiggins in Smithfield, NC. Veleka attended and graduated from the Johnston County Public School System Smithfield-Selma Senior High School.

Veleka worked at Smithfield Packing and received training as a CNA at Home Health Care of Selma. In addition to being certified as a CNA she volunteered at the Red Cross and trained to be a Phlebotomist.

Veleka is survived by her husband Phillip Bowden, mother Barbara Eason (Michael), father Maurice Wiggins, sons Maurice Anderson, Derrel Anderson, three brothers; Michael Eason, Timothy Eason, Joseph Eason, two sisters; Kimberly Eason, Melissa Tate and a host of other relatives and friends.

Services for Mrs. Bowden are scheduled for Sunday July 30, 2017 at Wilson Mills Baptist Church. Viewing will begin at 1:00 pm followed by funeral services at 2:00pm.

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Family or Deceased Name:Mrs. Veleka Anderson Bowden
Message:To Barbara Ann and Family, may God bless Veleka and heaven smile on her. I love you all, your loving cousin, Anthinette Oates Hines
Your Name:Anthinette Oates Hines
Date:7-30-2017

Family or Deceased Name:Veleka A. Bowden
Message:You will always be in my HEART......I Will never forget All the GOOD TIMES.....I LOVE YOU BABY GIRL.FLY HIGH
Your Name:Crystal Gandues (Shon)
Date:7-30-2017

Family or Deceased Name:Veleka
Message:You will be truly missed rip
Your Name:Cassandra Mitchener
Date:7-27-2017

Family or Deceased Name:Veleka Anderson
Message:I am so lost for words. My heart and prayers goes out to the family.
Your Name:Martisha Barnes
Date:7-27-2017

Family or Deceased Name:Veleka Anderson
Message:Rest on my sweet dear Friend! Love you so much! Your healing didn't come on this side of glory. However I trust that you are healed now dancing and singing with tge Angels.
Your Name:Minister Katia Whiteheqd
Date:7-26-2017



 

 
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Janice Marie Sapp McKay was born in Jersey City, New Jersey on April 23, 1950 to Samuel and Dorothy Sapp. She was the fourth child of six and grew up mostly in Teaneck, New Jersey where she attended school completing high school there before going to work at Prentice Hall Publishing Company. She subsequently graduated from St. Peters College obtaining her degree in Computer Science. Janice also began to date her future husband Bruce McKay at Prentice Hall before he enlisted in the military. Janice and Bruce were united in marriage August 1969, to this union one child Bruce Ivan McKay was born.

Janice enjoyed traveling, playing the piano and knitting hats for the children at Rex Hospital. Janice had a wonderful sense of humor and loved to play jokes on people. She also loved her church Interstate Ministries and was very enthusiastic about being in the choir, although she always said "I can't sing".

Janice was preceded in death by brothers Steven Sapp, Samuel Sapp Jr., sister Joyce Sapp-Holston, brother-in-law Robert Holston and father Samuel Sapp Sr. Janice leaves to cherish her memory, her husband Bruce Edward McKay, one son Bruce Ivan McKay, mother Dorothy Sapp, brother Michael Sapp (Marci), sister Karen Sapp, sister-in-laws Geraldine McKay-Harris, Ruby McKay Whitley (Tommy), Mary Lou Sapp, brother-in-law, Claude Rainford and many loving nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Funeral services for Mrs. McKay will be held Sunday July 23, 2017 at Interstate Ministries Church, Clayton NC. Viewing and visitation will began at 1:00pm followed immediately by funeral services at 2:00pm.

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Family or Deceased Name:To Bruce McKay Sr, Bruce McKay Jr, and the Family of the late and loved Janice Marie McKay
Message:We love you guys. It was an honor and a privilege to have known Janice and share a few precious moments of her life here on earth. We cherish our friendship and pray that GOD will comfort you and give you the strength & peace you need.
Your Name:Deborah and Oliviere Brown
Date:7-24-2017

Family or Deceased Name:Janice McKay
Message:May the Lord's hands of compassion and love and his guiding light from above, shine down upon you and give you strength during this time of sorrow.
Your Name:Whitley Family of Wilson's Mills,NC
Date:7-22-2017

Family or Deceased Name:McKay Family
Message:Bruce and family, we are sorry for your loss of a very beautiful and gracious lady.
Your Name:Don & Susan Sult
Date:7-22-2017

Family or Deceased Name:Janice McKay
Message:No more pains, no more tears, she is now with the Lord.
Your Name:Bro. Purcell
Date:7-22-2017

Family or Deceased Name:Janice McKay
Message:Bruce and Family, Jerry and I are so sorry for your Loss. May GOD bless you during this difficult time.
Your Name:Jerry & Jessica Davis
Date:7-22-2017
Family or Deceased Name:Mckay Family
Message:Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Your Name:Ralph & Edna Brown & Family
Date: 7-21-2017

Family or Deceased Name:Janice McKay
Message:Our beautiful Janice! How we enjoyed our friendship during the years you and Bruce spent with us at New Life. I will never forget playing soccer with you (and breaking your leg when you stepped into a hole!) during a church event. So many memories...
Your Name:Rev. John and Diane Baschieri
Date:7-21-2017

Family or Deceased Name:McKay's
Message:We The Mckay's will keep you in our hearts and memories for Life and Thereafter.
Your Name:Shawfell Mckay, Elaine Mckay, Brandon Mckay, Jennifer Mckay, Rashan Mckay, Olivia Mckay, Anthony Mckay.
Date: 7-20-2017
 

 
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Jimmy Raiford, age 68 of Smithfield, NC left this earth in the comfort of his home on July 16, 2017. Jimmy was born September 1, 1948 in Durham NC his parents were Huebert and Della Raiford. After graduation from Johnston Central High School, Jimmy enlisted in the US Army where he served Honorably. Once Jimmy left the service he became a hard working entrepreneur.

He leaves behind his loving wife Karen, 1 sister 12 children, 1 special grandson, an abundance of grands, great-grands and numerous other family and friends.

Services for Mr. Raiford will be held Saturday, July 22, St. Peter Church of Christ DOC 1101 Massey St Smithfield. Viewing begins at 12noon followed by funeral services at 1:00pm. A walk-in visitation will be held at The Walter Sanders Funeral & Cremation Services Chapel 302 S. Bright Leaf Blvd Smithfield Friday night July 21 from 4:00pm until 7:.00pm.
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Family or Deceased Name:Jimmy Raiford
Message:So sorry to hear of your passing praying for the family
Your Name:Peaches
Date: 8-25-2017

Family or Deceased Name:Jimmy Raiford
Message:We were sadden to hear of the passing of a dear friend. Our condolences goes out the Family, may love, prayer and peace be with you at this difficult time.
Your Name:CK (Flick) & Bettie Rose Hunter-Williams
Date:7-21-2017

Family or Deceased Name:Jimmy Raiford
Message:Saddened to hear of the passing of Jimmy. Your family are in our thoughts and prayers.
Your Name:Leamon & Flo Sanders
Date:7-19-2017

Family or Deceased Name:Jimmy Raiford
Message:My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Your Name:Gail Pernell
Date:7-19-2017

Family or Deceased Name:Jimmy Raiford
Message:RIP
Your Name:Toni Smith
Date:7-19-2017
Family or Deceased Name:Jimmy Raiford
Message:We were saddiened to hear about the passing of Mr. Jimmy Raiford. Please know that you are in the thoughts and prayers of many as you deal with the loss of your loved one.
Your Name:Velvaline S. Sanders and Nathaniel L. Sanders, Jr. and Daughters Natalie and Crystal Sanders
Date:7-18-2017

Family or Deceased Name:Jimmy Raiford
Message:Sorry for your loss.
Your Name:Joseph Stokes
Date:7-18-2017


Family or Deceased Name:Mr.Jimmy Raiford
Message:Kay, so sorry too hear about the passing of Jinmy.Praying strength for the family.
Your Name:Yvette Sanders
Date:7-18-2017
 

 
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Mrs. Gladys Davis Blackwell, age 84 of Kenly, NC and daughter of Richard E. and Lessie A. Davis, transitioned from earth to Glory on Friday, July 7, 2017. Mrs. Blackwell was born July 26, 1932 in Wilson County, NC. She was preceded in death by her husband, Willie B. Blackwell, her parents and fifteen siblings: Glotha Davis, William Davis, Albert Davis, Reatha Davis, Inez Allen, Jessie Joyner, Charlie Davis, Richard Davis, James Davis, Mamie Davis, Susie Davis, Ozzie Davis, Doris Lucas, Annie Davis, and Lessie Raynor. She is also survived by a special niece, Barbara Davis Coleman, who helped her grandparents maintain their household.

Mrs. Blackwell leaves to cherish her memories: three daughters, Asenath Barbour and husband Luther, Sharon Pridgen and husband Jerome, and Mona Finch; five grandchildren; nine great grandchildren, and one great-great grandchild. She has also left behind a multitude of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Services for Mrs. Blackwell are scheduled for Wednesday, July 12, 2017 at Atkins Memorial Tabernacle, 6740 Rock Ridge Sims Road, Sims, NC 27880. Viewing begins at 11:00 am and will be followed by funeral services at 11:30. am.

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Family or Deceased Name:Mona Finch ( Mrs. Blackwell)
Message:Sorry to learn of the passing your mom.
Your Name:Soror Myrtle Strickland Shepard
Date:10-12-2017

Family or Deceased Name:MS. Gladys D. Blackwell
Message:Sorry for the of you mother Mona, Sharon, and Sue
Your Name:Felicia Jones and Family
Date: 7-13-2017

Family or Deceased Name:Ms.Gladys Blackwell
Message:Mona, we where truly sorry to hear of the loss of your dear mother. You and your family are in our prayers.
Your Name:Love, Mr. & Mrs Luther B. Finch
Date:7-13-2017

Family or Deceased Name:Gladys Davis Blackwell
Message:To my dear cousins: o sorry to hear of Sweet's passing wish I could be there to share with. God's Blessings to each of you.
Your Name:BIRD (Rudolph) AND DOTTIE DAVIS OF BETHLEHEM PENNSYLVANIA 18020
Date:7-12-2017
Family or Deceased Name:Gladys Davis Blackwell
Message:To my dear cousins: o sorry to hear of Sweet's passing wish I could be there to share with. God's Blessings to each of you.
Your Name:BIRD (Rudolph) AND DOTTIE DAVIS OF BETHLEHEM PENNSYLVANIA 18020
Date: 7-12-2017
Family or Deceased Name:Gladys Blasckwell
Message:I miss you and I love you. Cousins, It is hard right now but as time passes the hurt will get better., and the heart will heal.
Your Name:Sandra Davis Lucas
Date:7-12-2017

Family or Deceased Name:Mrs. Gladys Davis Blackwell
Message:Aunt Sweet, rest in our saviours arms. And peace and love to my family.
Your Name:Glen & Thomasine Everette (William Whitley's daughter)
Date:7-11-2017

Family or Deceased Name:Mrs Glady Davis Blackwell
Message:my prayers are with your family , The creator has a master plan
Your Name:James McCarley
Date:7-11-2017

Family or Deceased Name:Mrs. Gladys Davis Blackwell
Message:You have my sympathy.
Your Name:Annie Sutton
Date:7-11-2017
Family or Deceased Name:Gladys Blackwell
Message:Rest in Heaven Aunt Sweet We will always cherish your love and kindness for us, stepping in and being a Grandmama to us!
Your Name:Chandra Coleman Dobbins
Date:7-10-2017
Family or Deceased Name:GLAYDS BLACKWELL
Message:YOU HAVE MY CONDOLENCES
Your Name:HELEN WHITE
Date:7-10-2017

Family or Deceased Name:Gladys Blackwell
Message:Missing You Already, I know you are at rest....
Your Name:Shelia Winstead
Date: 7-10-2017

Family or Deceased Name:Gladys Davis Blackwell
Message:God is always with you Mona and the Blackwell family. I'm praying for peace over everyone. God bless you.
Your Name:Patricia Bynum
Date:7-10-2017
Family or Deceased Name:Gladys Blackwell
Message:Sharon and family you are in my thoughts and prayers
Your Name:Lula Edmondson Hannah
Date: 7-10-2017
Family or Deceased Name:Mrs. Glady Blackwell
Message:❤️ With Our're Love and Prayers always Jones's and Briggs families
Your Name:Miles Jay and Alprator Jones Briggs
Date:7-10-2017

Family or Deceased Name:Blackwell family
Message:So sorry for your loss god will give you strength
Your Name:Juanita Battle and Family
Date: 7-10-2017

Family or Deceased Name:Blackwell
Message:Mona, I'm so sorry for the passing of your mother. May God comfort you and your family doing this difficult time. Praying for you and your family.
Your Name:Barbara W. Thames
Date:7-10-2017
Family or Deceased Name:Gladys Davis Blackwell
Message:Family look to the hills from wench comes all our help. Much love and our prayers
Your Name:Jeannie and Louis Hall, Jr
Date:7-10-2017
Family or Deceased Name:Mrs. Gladys D. Blackwell Mrs. Gladys D. Blackwell
Message:Praying for the family, with deepest sympathy.
Your Name:Forestene Dunston
Date: 7-10-2017

Family or Deceased Name:Gladys Blackwell
Message:Our condolences to the family. We stand with you in this most difficult time.
Your Name:The Wilkins Siblings
Date:7-10-2017
Family or Deceased Name:GLADYS BLACKWELL
Message:PRAYING FOR THE FAMILY
Your Name:BETHEL UNITED HOLY CHURCH, KENLY,NC - PASTOR MAMIE WOODARD
Date:7-10-2017

Family or Deceased Name:Gladys Davis Blackwell
Message:Another RIP Aunt Sweet
Your Name:Dedra Faison (Dee Dee Davis
Date: 7-9-2017


 

 
Anna Clegg
 
Mrs. Anna Elizabeth Bunch-Clegg gained her wings and drifted into eternal rest Tuesday June 20, 2017. Anna was one of 13 children born to the late John Bunch II and Nancy Bunch. She was preceded in death by five brothers; Richard, Charles, John III, David, Steve, four sisters; Carrie, Janet, Sara, and Mildred.

Anna married Lonnie Gandues Jr., and and moved to Gainesville Fla. She leaves to cherish her memories three children; Crystal L. Gandues of Smithfield, NC, Lonnie Fitgearld Gandues (Jenae) of Rochester, NY, Gary LaMonte Gandues (Tara) of Webster, NY. two sisters; JoAnn Smith (Charles) Amityville NY, Nancy Jane Bunch of Smithfield, NC, one brother; Ben Bunch (Ella) of Smithfield, NC, seven granchildren, 1 God-daughter, 1 very special niece Maggie Blue a host of other nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Memorial services for Mrs. Clegg will be held 11:00 am Saturday July 8th at St. Peter Disciple of Christ Church 1011 Massey St. Smithfield, NC. Please join the family and friends as they celebrate her life.

In lieu of flowers the family is requesting potted plants.

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Family or Deceased Name:Bunch
Message:Sorry to hear of the passing of Anna - May God give you peace with memories of her.
Your Name:Yvonne Reddick Patterson
Date: 7-14-2017

Family or Deceased Name:ANN Annna Bunch Clegg aka Ms Anna
Message:Sorry for the lost of your love one she was a long time family friend ,my prayers will continue for the family.REST ON ANNA
Your Name:Willistine Bridges
Date: 07-5-2017

Family or Deceased Name:Anna Elizabeth Bunch-Clegg
Message:With deepest symphony, Rest in Peace.
Your Name:James, Irene & Gregory Judkins
Date: 7-3-2017

Family or Deceased Name:Ms. Anna Elizabeth Bunch Clegg
Message:Anna has been one of my patients for the past two years. Caring for her with the help of her family has been such a joy. She never failed to make me laugh, even when my day was hard. Being her doctor was such an honor and priveledge. I will miss her.
Your Name:Dr. Amanda Pannu
date:07-03-2017

Family or Deceased Name:Anna Bunch-Clegg
Message:We are sorry to learn of your loss. May you find comfort from family and friends but most importantly, from your heavenly Father. (2 Cor. 1:3,4)
Your Name:The Harris Family
Date: 7-2-2017




 

 
Willie Moore
 
We regret to inform you of the passing of Mr. Willie Arthur "Will" Moore Sr. age 95 of Pine Level. Mr. Moore passed on Saturday June 17. Mr. Moore was born to the late Robert and Mary Moore in Johnston County. Mr Moore was married to Mrs. Beulah M Moore (deceased). He leaves to mourn his loss Willie A Moore Jr., John T. Moore, Alice M. Fowler, Johnny R. Moore a host of grandchildren, nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

Services for Mr. Moore are scheduled for Saturday June 24, 2017 at Giles Chapel Freewill Baptist Church, Pine Level. Viewing begins at 12:00 noon followed by funeral services at 1:00pm.

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Family or Deceased Name:Willie Moore
Message:Please accept our deepest sympathy during your hour of bereavement. May you find comfort in knowing God cares for you. 1 Peter 5:7
Your Name:The Harris Family
Date: 07-3-2017

Family or Deceased Name:MR.WILL MOORE
Message:Sorry to hear of the loss of your father,To the family , may God bless and keep you .
Your Name:Gloria Faison Hopkins
Date: 06-24-2017

Family or Deceased Name:Willie A (Will) Moore
Message:We love you Papa...your legacy and fondest memories will live on in our hearts forever! You lived a long, prosperous life and touched everyone around you. As my "papa" you were one of the strongest men I know and set a true example of family and love.
Your Name:Love, Corey Akela Derrick and Camden
Date: 06-24-2017
Family or Deceased Name:Mr. Willie Moore
Message:Praying God will give you strength and comfort during this difficult time.
Your Name:Thelma B. Mathis
Date: 06-24-2017

Family or Deceased Name:Will Moore
Message:To MY PaPa, reflecting on all the summers I spent with you & grandma laughing, me glaring at you as you at eggs over easy (never understood until adulthood how delish they are)! You were ALWAYS there for us no matter the situation. My dearest PaPa!
Your Name:Christie Moore but you called me Chrissy!
Date:06-22-2017
Family or Deceased Name:Willie Moore
Message:Grandpa we will miss you! You always had a kind word and hug for us. My brother and I favorite memory was going to Pine Level with grandma and you taking us for a ride on the back of your pick up truck. We will forever and always remember you!
Your Name:Takecia &Tashon ( Mya/Maliah)
Date:06-22-2017

Family or Deceased Name:Will Moore
Message:Daddy it was an honor and a privilege to be your daughter I am so thankful for the time we spent together talking. Thank you for 63 years of having a good father, Rest in peace from all your pain, your struggle is all over now a crown awaits your faithfu
Your Name:Alice Moore Fowler
Date:06-22-2017

Family or Deceased Name:Mr. Willie Moore
Message:Mr. Will, You were such a fine man. I always looked forward to visiting with you on Thursdays. To all the family of Mr. Will-- you surely did have a fine father. He was truly loved by those who knew him. Asking God to give you strength and comfort.
Your Name:Beth Watson Thomas
Date:

Family or Deceased Name:Will Moore
Message:PaPa as I would call you! You will be missed dearly! I am so thankful for the time we spent together and our phone calls, and you always wanting me to cut your nails...even though my Dad offered to do it, you would always want me! Rest in Peace Papa....
Your Name:Your Grandaughter Tracie aka Trake as you would call you me!
Date:06-20-2017

Family or Deceased Name:Willie Moore
Message:Praying for the family
Your Name:Mr& Mrs Earl Hargrove
Date:06-19-2017
Family or Deceased Name:Willie Moore
Message:Praying God will give you strength to the family
Your Name:Jean Williams
Date:06-19-2017
 

 
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Linda Carol Brockington, age 59 of Kenly, NC. Linda Carol passed away on Sunday, June 18, 2017 at her residence. Linda Carol was the daughter of the late Luther Brockington, Sr. and Lessie Mae Dublin. Linda Carol was preceded in death by her daughter Tracy Brockington and brother Robert Lee Brockington.

Linda Carol is survived by her husband Thomas Lee Mitchell of the home, three brothers; Luther Brockington, Jr. (Laverne) of Selma, NC; Ronnie Keith Brockington of Kenly, and Thomas Earl Brockington of Raleigh, NC.

Funeral Services are scheduled for Saturday June 24, 2017 at Four Oaks Church of God 315 Wellons St Four Oaks. Viewing starts at 4:00pm followed immediately by funeral services at 4:30pm.


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Family or Deceased Name:Linda Brockington
Message:We are sorry to learn of your loss. May you find comfort from family and friends but most importantly, from your heavenly Father. (2 Cor. 1:3,4)
Your Name:The Harris Family
Date: 7-3-2017

Family or Deceased Name:Brockington family
Message:Sorry for your loss
Your Name:Linda Nzimiro
Date:06-23-2017

Family or Deceased Name:Linda Carol
Message:You will be missed by Snead-Peacock dearly Rip
Your Name:Cynthia Napier
Date:06-21-2017

Family or Deceased Name:Linda Brockington
Message:Luther ,I know God will Bless and comfort you during this difficult time.You and your family are in my prayers
Your Name:Roslyn Richardson
Date:06-19-2017




 

 
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Walter Sanders Funeral Home regrets to inform you of the passing of Mr. Thomas Henry Ray Sr. age 64 of Four Oaks, NC on Friday June 9th 2017. Mr. Ray is the son of Mrs. Lillie Ray and the late Fred Ray Sr. Thomas was also predeceased by Alice Faye Phelps, Mary Ray, and Patricia Manning. He is survived by his mother Mrs. Lillie Ray, three daughters Jennifer Ray, Tammi Ray McCullers, Dianetta Foye, and one son Thomas Henry Ray Jr., two brothers Fred Ray Jr., and Lawrence Ray.He also leaves to cherish his memories two very special friends Raymond McDuffie,Thad Hodges and a host of other relatives and friends.

Thomas was a 1971 graduate of Smithfield- Selma Sr. High School, and served in the United States Army from 1971 - 1976.

Services for Mr. Ray are planned for Sat. June 17 at 2:00pm in the Walter Sanders Funeral Home Chapel.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Divine Destiny Adult Care Inc. 36 E Edgerton St Smithfield, NC.


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Family or Deceased Name:Thomas Ray
Message:Please accept our deepest sympathy during your hour of bereavement. May you find comfort in knowing God cares for you. 1 Peter 5:7
Your Name:The Harris Family
Date: 7-3-2017

Family or Deceased Name:Thomas H Ray
Message:May your family find comfort during your hour of bereavement. 2 Cor. 1:3,4
Your Name:The Harris Family
Date: 7-3-2017

Family or Deceased Name:Tommy Ray
Message:Words cannot express how I felt when I learned of your passing. I was always guaranteed a good laugh with you. May God comfort the family during this time of grief. Rest on Soldier rest on
Your Name:Chenita Murray Henderson
Date:06-12-2017

Family or Deceased Name:Thomas Ray
Message:It was my honor to had been able to help you in your journey
Your Name:Gladys Lowe Divine Destiny Adult Care
Date:06-12-2017
Family or Deceased Name:Thomas Ray
Message:Thoughts and prayers to your family. Tommy and his checker-playing ways will be greatly missed. He was part of our family, too.
Your Name:Sharon Palmer, Divine Destiny Adult Care, Inc.
Date:06-12-2017
Family or Deceased Name:Ray
Message:Jennifer, You and your family are in my prayers. May God strengthen and keep you in perfect peace.
Your Name:Yvette Sills
Date:06-12-2017

Family or Deceased Name:Mr. Thomas Henry Ray Sr.
Message:Please accept my most heartfelt sympathies for your loss…my thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.
Your Name:Elder Mary Ann Walker
Date:06-12-2017
Family or Deceased Name:T Ray
Message:RIP T RAY
Your Name:Ricky Manning and Family
Date: 06-12-2017
Family or Deceased Name:Tommy Ray
Message:To the Ray Family: I know God will Bless and Comfort you during this difficult moment. Tommy was my classmate & friend whom I had great respect for. Please know that you remain in my prayers.
Your Name:Ennis "Pete" Oates Wilmington NC
Date: 06-11-2017

Family or Deceased Name:Thomas Henry Ray Sr.
Message:I'm saddened to hear of the passing of my classmate. Your family are in my thoughts and prayers during this time.
Your Name:Leamon Sanders Jr.
Date:06-11-2017

Family or Deceased Name:Thomas Ray
Message:Sleep now I will see you again soon
Your Name:A Family friend
Date:06-11-2017
Family or Deceased Name:Henry Thomas Ray Sr
Message:To the family we offer our condolences and prayers. Know that your loved one is at peace in his better place.
Your Name:Wanda and Bernard Bryant
Date:06-11-2017





 

 
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Mr. James T. Revell Jr. Age 84 of Kenly deceased on Saturday June 3, 2017 while a resident at Kitty Askins Hospice Center in Goldsboro, NC. Mr. Revell is survived by his wife of 57 years Mrs. Beatrice Louise Revell of the home, five sons; James Arthur Revell, Baltimore MD, Wadell Revell, Brooklyn NY, James Thomas Revell III (Andranette) Goldsboro NC , Michael Revell (Brenda) Queens NY, Anthony Revell Brooklyn NY,one daughter; Annette Revell Hoskins (Douglas) Raleigh NC, and Latisha Revell Richards (Antel) Fremont NC whom he raised.

Services for Mr. Revell will be held at Mincey Chapel Church 401 N. Gardner Ave Kenly NC. Viewing and visitation will begin at 9:30 am followed by funeral services at 10:30am on Saturday June 10.

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Family or Deceased Name:James T. Revells Jr.
Message:Mr. Revells was a dear friend of our father and we are sadden hear of his dimise. Our thoughts and prayer are with the family.
Your Name:The family of Albert Lee Stancil
Date:7-12-2017
Family or Deceased Name:James Revell
Message:Sorry for your loss. My prayers are with the family.
Your Name:Shamika Williams
Date:06-09-2017
 

 
 
We regret to inform you of the transition of Harriett Diane Hagins, age 56 of Smithfield, NC. Diane passed on Saturday June 3, 2017 at Johnston Medical Center Smithfield, NC. She was the daughter of Haywood Hagins Jr. and Elsie Ferrell. Diane is survived by three sisters; Beverly Hagins of Raleigh, Lisa Smith (Mark) of Smithfield, Pamela Vines of Wilmington, one brother Bruce Hagins (Janet) of Raleigh.

Services are scheduled for Saturday June 10th at St. Peter Disciples of Christ Church at 2:30pm. Friends are welcomed Friday June 9th from 4:00pm until 7:00pm at the Walter Sanders Funeral Home Chapel.

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Family or Deceased Name:The Hagins Family
Message:I'm so sorry for your loss. God's blessings to the family.
Your Name:Brookie Glaspie
Date:06-09-2017

Family or Deceased Name:Harriet Diane Hagans
Message:You will truly be missed
Your Name:Cynthia Bennett
Date:06-09-2017

Family or Deceased Name:Diane Hagins
Message:Warmest sympathy to Diane family. She is rejoiceing with her mom Elsie. I will keep you all in my pray.
Your Name:Lucy Penny-Washington
Date: 06-08-2017
Family or Deceased Name:Harriet Diane Hagins
Message:We are very sorry to learn of the passing of Ms. Hagins. We wish to express our condolences to the family. Weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning.
Your Name:Nathaniel L. Sanders, Jr.
Date:06-08-2017

Family or Deceased Name:Harriett Diane Hagins
Message:Earth has not Sorrow that heaven cannot heal. God will see you through these tough times. Time will heal, memories will get sweeter day by day
Your Name:Priscilla Holden, Wake Forest NC 27587
Date:06-08-2017

Family or Deceased Name:Harriett Hagins
Message:We are praying for the family. God will keep you. Janet will are sorry to hear of your husbands loss. God will give you strength.
Your Name:Rolesville Transportation, WCPSS.
Date:06-08-2017

Family or Deceased Name:Harriet Hagins
Message:RIP my beautiful soror
Your Name:Marilyn Artis. AM SPR 84
Date: 06-08-2017

Family or Deceased Name:Harriet Diane Hagins
Message:Warmest sympathy to the family. Diane will be truly missed by her River Church family
Your Name:Bertha Perry Graves
Date:06-07-2017

Family or Deceased Name:To the family of Diane Hagins
Message:My heartfelt condolences to the family .
Your Name:Sharon Thompson
Date:06-07-2017

Family or Deceased Name:Pastor Diane Hagins
Message:You will be greatly missed. Words can't describe how I feel right now. It is still hard to believe. R.I.P.
Your Name:Kiawana Avery
Date:06-07-2017

Family or Deceased Name:To the family of Harriett Diane Hagins
Message:Sorry to hear of the passing of my classmate. She is absent from her body, but her soul is now present with the Lord. RIH
Your Name:Vivian Laney
Date: 06-06-2017

Family or Deceased Name:Harriett Diane Hagins
Message:To the Family: So sorry to hear of your loss. Heaven has truly gained an angel.
Your Name:Yolanda Windley Coleman
Date: 06-06-2017

Family or Deceased Name:Diane Hagins
Message:Rest in Peace my Friend
Your Name:Carolyn Paige
Date: 06-06-2017

Family or Deceased Name:Diane Hagins
Message:It saddens me deeply to hear about Diane. We worked together at Corinth-Holders Elementary School for many years. Diane loved being a teacher. She had so a deep love for all thr students she taught. She will truly be missed.
Your Name:Gwen Keith
Date: 06-05-2017

Family or Deceased Name:Diane Hagins
Message:Miss you Harriet...see you on the other side sista
Your Name:Derrick M Johnson
Date: 06-05-2017

Family or Deceased Name:Diane Hagins
Message:My heart is heavy, I'm at a loss for words, I will miss you until we meet again. I'm sorry for your loss working with Ms.Hagins the last two years helping her move from that classroom. I'm having trouble with words this women met the world to me. RIP
Your Name:Mary Brown madadsis2@yahoo.com
Date: 06-05-2017

Family or Deceased Name:Harriett Diane Hagins
Message:Sorry to have heard about of the death of ur love one, Diane. May God continue to wrap His loving arms around her family.
Your Name:Lavern Whitley
Date: 06-05-2017

Family or Deceased Name:Harriet Diane Hagins
Message:Surely your love one will be missed. May God strengthen you all.
Your Name:Bobby & Patsy Richardson
Date: 06-05-2017

Family or Deceased Name:Harriet Hagins
Message:My Condolences,Love,Comfort,and Prayers.RITL Queen
Your Name:Frederick Todd Martin
Date: 06-05-2017


 

 
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We regret to inform you of the transition of Mr. Alonzo Austin Horton Jr. of Selma, NC on April 28, 2017. Mr. Horton was born April 3, 1953 to the late Alonzo Horton Sr. and Louise Horton.

He leaves to mourn his loss wife Lenora Horton, mother Louise Horton, two children; Jonathan Horton, Tania Strong, three brothers; Wilbert Horton, Sherlward Horton, Craig Horton, one sister; Joyce White and numerous other relatives and friends.

Arrangements for Mr. Horton are scheduled for Saturday May 6, 2017 at Burning Bush Holiness Church. Viewing period at 12:00 noon followed by Funeral Services at 1:00pm.


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Family or Deceased Name:HORTON FAMILY
Message:SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS
Your Name:WILLISTINE BRIDGES and FAMILY
Date:05-06-2017

Family or Deceased Name:To Horton family
Message:Very sorry to hear of the passing Of cuz Alonzo words cannot explain how he will be missed.
Your Name:Chris Sanders
Date:05-06-2017

Family or Deceased Name:Alonzo Horton
Message:Sorry for the loss of Mr. Alonzo Horton
Your Name:The Hines Family
Date: 05-01-2017
 

 
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Floyd Alphonso Watson was born January 16, 1961 to Johnny and Mildred Watson in Johnston County, NC. Floyd transitioned on Saturday April 22, 2017 at Johnston Medical Center, Smithfield.

Mr. Watson is survived by his Mother Mildred Watson of Selma, NC, three children; Eboni Watson Rouse (Jeremy) of Smithfield NC, Brittani Watson of Selma NC, Jamel Watson of Selma NC, five siblings; Gwendolyn Darleen Watson Chestnut (Alvin) of Fayetteville NC. Francine Graham (Will) of Florida, Ricky Watson (Sherri) and Lewis Watson (Angela) both reside in California, Michael Watson of Selma, NC., and a number of other relatives and friends.

Funeral services for Mr. Watson will be held Sat. April 29 at Wilson's Mills Baptist Church, 652 Swift Creek Rd Smithfield, NC. Viewing starts at 11:00 am followed immediately by funeral services at 12:00 noon.

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Family or Deceased Name:Floyd A Watson
Message:You are Never Alone....
Your Name:Wrenn L Crowe & The Crowe Family
Date:04-26-2017
Family or Deceased Name:Uncle Floyd
Message:You will truly be missed! Love always
Your Name:Dionna Watson
Date:04-26-2017

Family or Deceased Name:Floyd Watson
Message:I remembered you as you were. A quite,and gentle spirited man.
Your Name:Charles. Ingram
Date:04-26-2017

Family or Deceased Name:Floyd Watson
Message:You will be missed
Your Name:Jaime Martinez
Date:04-25-2017

Family or Deceased Name:Floyd Watson
Message:I enjoyed working with Floyd at Selma Elementary. I'm so sorry to hear this news. Prayers for your family!
Your Name:Angela Piper
Date:04-24-2017

Family or Deceased Name:Floyd Watson
Message:My Thoughts And Prayers Go Out To The Watson Family
Your Name:Delia.crowe@att.net Crowe
Date:04-24-2017
Family or Deceased Name:Floyd A. Watson
Message:RIP my brother. No more pain.
Your Name:Jon Abrams
Date:04-24-2017
Family or Deceased Name:To the family of Floyd Watson
Message:Gone but not forgotten,you will be miss
Your Name:Leamon & Mary Sanders
Date:04-24-2017



 

 
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We regret to inform you of the passing of Mr. Monroe Davis, age 88 of Smithfield, NC. Mr. Davis passed Saturday April 15, 2017 at the Zebulon Rehabilitation Center in Zebulon, NC.

Services for Mr. Davis are scheduled for Saturday April 22 at Juniper Grove Disciples of Christ Church 5350 US Highway 301 Four Oaks NC. Viewing starts at 11:00am followed by funeral services at 12:00 noon.

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Family or Deceased Name:Mr. Monroe Davis
Message:Mr. Davis was a very nice man. I met him a long time ago when he lived in the apartment in Smithfield. He was always so kind. I know he will be greatly missed.
Your Name:Brenda Shaw
Date:04-19-2017
Family or Deceased Name:Mr. Monroe Davis
Message:Well Loved Man. We Loved him at Zebulon Rehab, But GOD LOVED HIM BEST. Rest In The Arms Of JESUS.
Your Name:Evanglist Robin O'Neal
Date:04-18-2017
 

 
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We regret to inform you of the passing of Mrs. Nancy W. Wayne, age 62 of Garner NC on Monday April 10th.

Arrangements will handled by Peacock Funeral Home, Whiteville NC.
Graveside services will held at 2:00 pm Wed April 12th at Whiteville Memorial Cemetery.

www.peacockfuneralhome.net



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Mr. William "Wright" Wayne age 65 of Garner, NC formerly of Whiteville, NC transitioned on Sunday April 9, 2017 at SECU Hospice House Smithfield, NC.

Arrangements will handled by Peacock Funeral Home, Whiteville NC. Graveside services will held at 2:00 pm Wed April 12th at Whiteville Memorial Cemetery.

www.peacockfuneralhome.net


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Family or Deceased Name:Wright Wayne
Message:My heartfelt condolences to the family & Wolfpack nations. You were my Rock coach. May you hear the howl from above.
Your Name:Christa "camo" Camarillo
Date:04-12-2017




 

 
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Ms. Katie Pearl Adams Spells age 86 of Philadelphia, PA died April 1, 2017. Mrs. Spells was born April 19, 1930 in Smithfield, NC to the late Ernest Adams and Celesta Price Adams. She was preceded in death by five siblings: Ernest Earman Adams, L.J. Adams, John Adams, Shirley Adams Scott, Ruth Adams Barnes, and her son Rollie Spells Jr.

She leaves to mourn a beloved son Michael Darryl Spells , two granddaughter; Rachel Nicole Spells, Jamine Mariah Spells, in addition to their mother Tarita Poulson Spells whom she considered her daughter, four sisters; Pearline Crowder, BettyChristmas, Ernestine Hinton, Janie Wiggins and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends. Felicia Moore was a special niece who provided special and exemplary care to her Aunt Katie.

Services for Mrs. Spells are scheduled for Saturday April 15, 2017 at Lee's Crossroads Missionary Baptist Church 525 Lake Wendell Rd., Wendell NC., viewing starts at 2:00 pm at the church followed by funeral services at 3:00 pm.

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Mr. H. McKinley Creech, age 96 died Sunday April 2nd at Smithfield Manor. Mr. Creech is survived by his wife Mrs. Della Creech of the home. In addition to his wife Mr. Creech leaves to mourn his loss, nine children; Hortense Creech-Gardner, Lula Creech, Herbert Byrd, Herman McClamb, Thurman McClamb, Corsandra Roberson, Rita Romero, Aldostin Byrd, James Guest, two sisters; Ella Mae Creech Peete, Doris Sanders and a host of other relatives and friends.

Services for Mr. H. McKinley Creech are scheduled for Saturday April 8 at Galilee Missionary Baptist Church. Viewing will begin at 10:00 am followed by funeral services at 11:00 am.

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Family or Deceased Name:McKinley Creech
Message:May the grace of God keep you all.
Your Name:Arlette Dorsey
Date:04-08-2017
Family or Deceased Name:McKinley Creech
Message:We are sorry to hear of the loss of our cousin. You are in our thoughts and prayers at this time of our bereavement! May God bless us all!
Your Name:Rodger O. Cherry Sr., Rodger O. Cherry Jr. and Family
Date:04-06-2017

Family or Deceased Name:McKinley Creech
Message:Sorry hear of your love one passing may God carry your family through this difficult time.
Your Name:Dock and Wanda Godwin
Date:04-06-2017


 

 
 
Mr. Gary DeWayne Isom Jr., was born June 19, 1972 to Emma Williams Saylon and Gary Isom Sr. Gary passed away at UNC Hospitals on Tue March 28 2017 after a brief illness.

Gary was a 1990 graduate of Terry Sanford High School in Fayetteville and continued his education at Fayetteville Technical Community College receiving a degree in Criminal Justice. Gary continued his professional career with T-Mobile communications until his death.

Mr. Isom leaves to cherish his memories his wife Peggy Isom-Rodriguez, four children; DeWayne Isom, Carissa Isom- Rodriguez, Marissa Isom –Rodriguez, Albert Isom-Rodriguez, mother Emma Saylon, father Gary Isom Sr., grandmother Mary Williams, five siblings; DeVon Williams, Erica Isom, Colleen Isom-Rodriguez, Ray Isom, Robert Juliao and a host of other relatives and friends.

Services for Mr. Isom will be held Friday March 31, 2017 at the Juniper Grove Disciples of Christ Church 5350 US Highway 301 South Four Oaks, NC. Viewing will begin at 3:00 pm followed by funeral services at 4:00pm. A walk thru viewing will be held Thursday March 30th at the Walter Sanders Funeral Home 302 S. Bright Leaf Blvd Smithfield, NC from 5:00 pm until 7:00 pm.

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Ms. Brenda Kaye Pierce, was born in Johnston County, NC May 15, 1952. Her parents were Cleveland and Celeste Pierce. Ms. Pierce transitioned at her home early Sunday morning March 26, 2017.

Ms. Pierce was a graduate of North Johnston High School, and worked for over 40 years with Blue Cross Blue Shield as an Analyst.

Ms. Pierce is survived by her son Linwood Brent Pierce, four brothers; Daniel Pierce, Floyd Pierce, James Pierce, Charles Pierce, one sister; Phyllis Pierce, two grandchildren, and numerous other nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Services for Ms. Brenda K. Pierce are scheduled for Friday March 31, 2017 at Kenly Praise Tabernacle 306 E. Second St Kenly, NC. Viewing will begin at 11:00am followed by funeral services at 12 noon. The family will receive guests on Thurs March 30 from 4:00pm until 7:00 at the Kenly Tabernacle of Praise in Kenly, time for remarks will be allowed from 5pm until 7pm please plan accordingly.

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Family or Deceased Name:Brenda Pierce
Message:We are sorry to hear about the passing of your love one. My you find peace in knowing God.
Your Name:Betty McFadden Scarboro
Date:03-30-2017
Family or Deceased Name:Brenda Pierce
Message:My condolences goes out to my family. I miss you so much Auntie. RIP baby.
Your Name:Roychelle Williams
Date:03-30-2017

Family or Deceased Name:Brenda K Pierce
Message:My Condolonces to the family Brenda was a great person RIP
Your Name:Molly Little
Date:03-29-2017
Family or Deceased Name:Brenda K Pierce
Message:With Deepest Condolonces to a great friend you will always be remembered Rest In Peace My Friend
Your Name:Nancy & Robert Pandolfo
Date:03-29-2017
Family or Deceased Name:The Pierce Family
Message:You have my deepest sympathy.May God bless you all!
Your Name:Elizabeth(Richardson)Eddy please
Date:03-29-2017

Family or Deceased Name:Brenda K. Pierce
Message:We are praying for the family
Your Name:Vernell smith
Date:03-28-2017

Family or Deceased Name:Condolences to the Pierce family.
Message:Brenda will always be in our hearts.
Your Name:Bruce Evans, Hope Mills NC
Date:03-28-2017
Family or Deceased Name:Brenda Pierce
Message:To the Pierce family, you are in my prayers.
Your Name:Brenda P. Stewart
Date:03-28-2017
Family or Deceased Name:Brenda Pierce
Message:To the Pierce family: I am sorry to hear of the passing of your love one. I pray God will keep His loving arms around each of you.
Your Name:Brenda Shaw
Date:03-28-2017




 

 
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Walter Sanders Funeral Home regrets to inform you of the passing of Ms. Nikita Danielle Blue age 42 of Four Oaks, NC. Ms. Blue transitioned on Friday March 17, 2017 at the SECU Hospice House in Smithfield, NC.

She was born April 10, 1974 to James Robinson Sr. and Georgia Blue Robinson. Nikita is survived by her children; Joshua Blue, Johnathon Blue, Ny’Kemah Blue, two brothers; Eric Blue, James Robinson Jr., three sisters; Naomi Robinson, Mary Robinson, Tamara Blue and a host of other relatives and friends.

Services for Nikita D. Blue will be held Saturday March 25, 2017 will be held at Juniper Grove Christian Church, viewing begins at 12:00 noon followed by funeral services at 1:00 pm.

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Family or Deceased Name:Nikita Blue
Message:John, I am so sorry to hear about your mother. I am praying that you will be filled with peace during this difficult time.
Your Name:Terri Sessoms
Date:03-27-2017
Family or Deceased Name:Nikita Blue
Message:There is no sorrow that God can not heal. My prayers are with the family. Neat get your rest baby.
Your Name:Maryann Cooley(Ruffin)
Date:03-24-2017
Family or Deceased Name:NIKITA BLUE
Message:I WENT TO ELEMENTARY SCHOOL WITH NIKITA AND SO SORRY TO HEAR OF HER PASSING.
Your Name:KAREN ELLIOTT NEIGHBORS
Date:03-21-2017

 
 
 

Walter Sanders Funeral Home, regrets to inform you of the passing of Mrs. Ludie Williams Raynor age 91 of Four Oaks, NC. Mrs. Raynor transitioned early Sunday March 19, 2017 at Liberty Commons Nursing and Rehabilitation in Benson, NC.

Mrs. Raynor is survived by her husband of 64 years Mr. Demetrius Raynor Sr., one son Demetrius Raynor Jr., one daughter Mary Raynor, one sister Mary Stroud and a number of other relatives and friends.

Services for Mrs. Raynor will be held Thursday March 23, 2017 at Word of Faith Christian Church 4658 Devil's Racetrack Rd Four Oaks, NC. Viewing will begin at 12:00 noon followed by Homegoing Services at 1:00 pm.

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Family or Deceased Name:Raynor Family
Message:With sympathy at the time of loss.
Your Name:Della Byrd
Date:03-24--2017
Family or Deceased Name:Ludie Raynor
Message:May God give you all strength at this time So sorry for the loss of your love one
Your Name:Linda Rowland-Daniels
Date:03-22-2017

Family or Deceased Name:Mrs. Ludie Raynor
Message:Expressing sincerest condolences to each of you.
Your Name:Mary S. Windley
Date:03-21-2017

Family or Deceased Name: Mrs. Ludie Raynor
Message: So sorry to hear of the loss of your love one.
Your Name: Yolanda Windley Coleman
date: 03-21-2017





 
 
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We regret to inform you of the passing of Mr. Hubert McFadgen, Jr. age 66 of Smithfield, NC. Mr. McFadgen transitioned at his residence Friday March 10 2017 surrounded by family.

Services for Mr. McFadgen will be held Saturday March 18, 2017 at Western Assembly Disciples of Christ Church 9766 US 701 Newton Grove, NC 28366. Viewing (no other viewing times will be permitted) starts at 11:00am followed by Eulogistic Services at 12:00 noon.

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Family or Deceased Name:Mr. Hubert McFadgen Jr
Message:Hey brother, I am glad God allow us to meet, you will always be my hero.
Your Name:Leroy Wright
Date: 03-25-2017
Family or Deceased Name:Herbert McFadgen
Message:Thinking of you &; your Family
Your Name:Dorothy Griffis
Date: 03-17-17
Family or Deceased Name:Herbert McFadgen
Message:May God surround you with his everlasting love during this most difficult time.
Your Name:Luretha Wilson Lewis
Date:03-16-2017
Family or Deceased Name:McFadgen family
Message:Sorry for the loss of your loved one.
Your Name:Lois Smith
Date: 03-14-17
Family or Deceased Name:Hubert McFadgen Jr
Message:God makes no mistakes. Rest in peace, Bro
Your Name:Phillip Wright
date:03-14-2017
 

 
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We regret to inform you of the passing of Mrs. Yvonne Meachem Neal age 76, of Greensboro, NC. Mrs. Neal transitioned Monday March 6, 2017 at Wesley Long Community Hospital.

Yvonne was born July 2, 1940 to the late James and Mable Meachem in Wadesboro, NC.
Mrs. Neal is survived by her husband James W. Neal Jr., of the home, three children; Ramona Cynthia Neal of Greensboro, James W. Neal III of Greensboro, Ava Demetria Neal of Greensboro, four siblings; Charles Meachem, Angus F. Meachem, Frank Meachem, David J. Meachem and a host of other relatives and friends.

Services for Mrs. Neal will be held Friday March 10, 2017 at St. James Presbyterian Church 820 Ross Ave Greensboro, NC at 1:00pm. Viewing will be held from 12:00 noon until 1:00pm at the Church.

In Lieu of flowers please send contributions to St. James Presbyterian Church 820 Ross Avenue Greensboro, NC 27406 in memory of Yvonne Meachem Neal.

Arrangements will be handled by Walter Sanders Funeral Home, 302 S. Bright Leaf Blvd. Smithfield, NC 27577.

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Family or Deceased Name:Family
Message:S.I.P. Aunt Yvonne
Your Name:LaVerne Neal
Date:03-14-2017
Family or Deceased Name:Yvonne neal
Message:She looked great. GREAT Job. Love u both.
Your Name:Charlene
Date:03-12-2017
Family or Deceased Name:Yvonne Neal
Message:So sorry to hear. Praying for the family Warmest Regards
Your Name:Patricia Harris Thomas "PAT"
Date:03-09-2017
Family or Deceased Name:Yvonne Neal
Message:Mrs. Neal was a loving woman. She will be missed.
Your Name:Jasmine Evans
Date:03-07-2017








 
 
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Edith Faye Allison-Boyer was born on April 03, 1955 in Granite City, IL to Cecil E. Allison and Ethel R. Hoffman both deceased. Edith was educated in Granite City, IL and later moved to Rockford, IL then returned to Granite City for a short while. Afterwards, Edith spent more time in Granite City she decided to relocate to Liberty, NC and eventually settled in Smithfield, NC as a homemaker.

Edith loved watching soap operas, classical movies and listening to old country music from artist like Randy Travis, Kenny Rogers and Elvis. Most of her days were spent with family and friends just being herself. She will be loved and missed dearly by those who knew her.

Edith, leaves to cherish her memories four children; Jeff Boyer (Crystal) of Birch Tree, MO; Angela Wright (John) of Thayer MO; Tonya Werner (Josh Turner) of Smithfield, NC; Christopher Boyer of Smithfield, NC; 8 grand-children and a host of other relatives and friends.

Services for Mrs. Edith F. Boyer will be held Friday March 3, 2017 at 6:00pm in the Walter Sanders Funeral Home Chapel 302 S. Bright Leaf Blvd. Smithfield, NC 27577.

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Family or Deceased Name:Edith Faye Allison-Boyer
Message:Words cannot express how grateful I am for the family that you have given to me. I only wish you were here to see us now. Your children are amazing.
Your Name:Crystal Boyer
Date:04-28-2017





 
 
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Mrs. Susan Nero Ellis, age 75 transitioned from labor to reward on Monday February 27th at her residence in Selma, NC. She was predeceased by her husband, Mr. Ellis Ellis III, her parents William Nero Sr. and Jane Ellen Hall-Eury. Mrs. Ellis is survived by her children James A. Farmer, Byron L. Farmer, Fredrick A. Farmer,Jacqueline S. Farmer, Valerie D. Farmer, Vincient H. Farmer, Christopher D. Farmer, Charles Mervin McCullers Jr. and host of grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Services for Mrs. Ellis will be held Friday March 3, 2017 at First Missionary Baptist Church, 500 S. Polluck St Selma, NC. Viewing will be at 11:00 am followed immediately by Eulogistic Services at 12:00 noon.

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Family or Deceased Name:Susie Ellis
Message:You will forever be missed but never forgotten. I love you Grandma !
Your Name:Myron Farmer
Date: 03-03-2017
Family or Deceased Name:Susie Ellis
Message:Missing You Mom
Your Name:Byron Farmer
Date:03-03-2017
Family or Deceased Name:Susie Ellis
Message:You will Be Missed
Your Name:Marjorie Allen.
Date:03-03-2017
Family or Deceased Name:Susan Ellis
Message:To a wonderful lady you will be missed
Your Name:Chief R.A. Cooper Selma Police Department
Date: 03-02-2017

 
 
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Evelyn T. Saunders, The Colony, Texas beloved wife of Eugene “Gene” Saunders who was born and raised in Smithfield NC, left us peacefully on February 14, 2017. She was born to Ethel Wilkins Winzie and George Winzie in Washington DC on July 27, 1925 and attended DC Public Schools. She leaves to mourn her daughter, Beverly Saunders of Upper Marlboro, MD; son Robert Saunders of The Colony, TX, her granddaughter, Chuntae Saunders-Hunter of Coppell, TX, great-grandson Jemir Hunter of Okinawa Japan, great- granddaughter Jalah Hunter, of Coppell, TX.

Graveside services for Mrs. Saunders will be held Monday February 27, 2017 at the Hood Family Cemetery located on Highway 210 West Smithfield, NC at 2:00pm.

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Mr. Tommy G. Davis, age 59 transitioned Wed. Feb. 8, 2017 while a patient at Life Care Hospital in Rocky Mount, NC. Mr. Davis was born in Harnett County, NC May 9, 1957.

Graveside memorial services for Mr. Davis will be held Thursday February 16, 2017 at Sunset Memorial Park Smithfield, NC at 12:00 noon. The body will not be present.

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Mrs. Cleta F. Hines, age 80 of Smithfield died Monday February 6, 2017 at her residence surrounded by family. Mrs. Hines was born in Sampson County October 17, 1936.

A Graveside memorial service will be held Thur. February 16, 2017 at Sunset Memorial Park, Smithfield at 12:00 noon.
Her body will not be present.

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Mr. Richard Jones Jr. age 82 of Raleigh, NC deceased on Wednesday Feb. 1 at The VA Medical Center, Durham, NC.

Mr. Jones Jr. was born in Bracey, Va Mar. 24, 1934 to the late Richard and Mahalia Jones Sr.

Mr. Jones served his country as an airman in the US Air Force. Upon completion of his service he returned to New York and later moved to Durham, NC where he met his wife Doris.

Surviving Mr. Jones is his wife Doris B. Jones, four sons; Lavoris B. Jones, Richard D. Jones, Jafar Muhibullah, Timothy L. Jones, and one daughter Vernesa L. Jones. He also leaves two brothers Bobby and Danny Jones and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral Services for Mr. Richard Jones Jr. will be held Thursday Feb. 9, 2017 in the Walter Sanders Funeral Home Chapel 302 S. Bright Leaf Blvd. Smithfield, NC at 12:00 noon, viewing/visitation will start at 11:00am. Interment will take place at the Eastern North Carolina State Veterans Cemetery, Goldsboro, NC.

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Mr. William Thurman Neal, age 75 of Middlesex, NC died Wednesday January 25, 2017 at his residence in Middlesex. He was married to Doris Barnes Neal in addition Mr. Neal is survived by his son William B. Neal of Oxon Hill, MD, two daughters; Bernetta D. Neal of Washington, DC, Lisa L. Neal of Washington, DC, eight grandchildren, seven great-granchildren, five sisters; Stella Dunn of Wendell, NC,Christine Kenan (Bill) of Middlesex, NC, Edna Gayle Pace (John) of Kernesville,NC, Patricia Brockington (Tommy) of Atlanta, GA, Delphine Neal of Selma, NC, one brother Kenneth Neal of Middlesex, NC, one sister-in-law Sylvia Neal of Middlesex, NC, one aunt Gracie Gaddis of Selma, NC, and a host of other relatives and friends.

The family will have a private burial service for Mr. Neal.

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Family or Deceased Name:William T Neal
Message:I miss you Granddaddy
Your Name:Cayla Neal
Date:01-30-2017
Family or Deceased Name: Thurman Neal
Message: My Prayer are with the family.
Your Name: Rosetta Richardson Burrell
Date: 01-29-2017

Family or Deceased Name: William T Neal
Message: My prayers are with the family at this time. May God keep you in his perfect peace/
Your Name: Blouis Jean Neal Salovich (cousin)
Date: 01-29-2017

Family or Deceased Name:W Thurman Neal
Message:Sorry for your loss. May God str
Your Name:Cheryl D. Spann
Date:01-28-2017
Family or Deceased Name:Thurman Neal
Message:So sorry for your loss.
Your Name:Lena King
Date:01-28-2017
Family or Deceased Name:William T. Neal
Message:With deepest sympathy. Our prayer go out to the family.
Your Name:Isaiah Kirby
Date:01-27-2017
Family or Deceased Name:William T. Neal
Message:With deepest sympathy in your time of need.
Your Name:Teresa Kirby
Date:01-27-2017
Family or Deceased Name:William Thurman Neal
Message:Heartfelt sympathy to the family.
Your Name:John Holder & Family
Date:01-27-2017
Family or Deceased Name:ThurmanNeal
Message:Sorry to hear about Thurman death, praying for the family
Your Name:Elizabeth Richardson Eddy (cousin)
Date:01-27-2017
Family or Deceased Name:Thurman Neal
Message:Sorry to hear the death of our cousin.Our prayers is with y'all.
Your Name:Annette Pearce
Date:01-27-2017



 
 
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Mrs. Sarah S. Diggs of Smithfield, NC transitioned on January 13th at SECU Hospice House Smithfield. Mrs. Diggs was born September 27, 1918 to the late Ora and Romie Sanders in Johnston County, NC.

She was married to the late Richard Diggs for 73 years and is mother to Lois Diggs Smith (Addison), Harold Diggs (Hazel). She leaves to mourn her loss 6 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren, 12 great-great grandchildren, one brother John E. Sanders. Also, left to cherish her memories are 3 sister-n-laws; Willie Meta Diggs, Leola Sanders, Dorothea Sanders and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Services for Mrs. Sarah S. Diggs are scheduled for Thursday January 19th at 1:00pm Galilee Missionary Baptist Church 2017 Galilee Rd Smithfield, NC. Public viewing will be held at Walter Sanders Funeral Home Chapel Wednesday from 5:00pm until 7:00pm.

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Family or Deceased Name:Sarah S. Diggs
Message:Condolences to your family Mother Lois Smith.
Your Name:Peggy Hyatte
Date: 01-09-2017
Family or Deceased Name:Mrs Sarah Diggs
Message:Prayers to the family
Your Name:Denise Pacheco
Date:01-18-2017
Family or Deceased Name:Mrs.Sarah S.Diggs
Message:To my dear beloved grandma Sarah,God may have taken you home,but you will not be forgotten.You were a wonderful,funny grandmother to me,
Your Name:Stacey Smith
Date:01-18-2017
Family or Deceased Name:Mrs.Sarah S.Diggs
Message:To my grandma Sarah,God may have taken you home,but you will not be forgotten.You were a wonderful,funny grandmother to me.I will always love you.
Your Name:Stacey Smith
Date: 01-17-2017

Family or Deceased Name:Lois Smith
Message:To the family of Sarah Diggs: I am sorry to hear of the passing of Mrs. Diggs. She was such a joyful lady. May God bless you all during this sad time.
Your Name:Brenda Shaw form Community & Senior Services of Smithfield, NC.
Date:01-17-2017




 
 
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Mr. Bobby G. Smith was born May 12, 1938 to the late Johns and Emma Smith. Bobby departed this life January 13, 2017 while a resident at Barbour Court Nursing and Rehabilitation Center Smithfield, NC.

Bobby received his education at Forest Hills School in Four Oaks, NC. He joined Wesley Chapel Church at an early age and loved to sing in the choir. Bobby worked many years for Carolina Packers, The Neuse State Company and various other jobs in Johnston County. He loved fishing, singing and spending time with his family and friends. Bobby loved his children, brothers, sisters, nieces, nephews, and cousins the bond he shared with his children was unbreakable.

He was preceded in death by his son Bobby Smith, Jr., 4 brothers Raymond Sanders, John Willie, John Albert, Leroy Smith, 2 sisters; Ethel Jones and Eunice Watson.

Bobby leaves to cherish his memories 8 children; Steufaria Byrd, Bobby Byrd(Shaunda), Josephine "Josie" Byrd, Arivia "Reba" Smith, Donald Smith, Antonio Smith, Trevon Smith, Jermaine Bristow, 24 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren, 1 brother Amos Smith of Clayton, NC, a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Services for Mr. Smith will be held Wednesday January 18th 2:00pm at Wesley Chapel AME Church, 867 Cleveland Rd Smithfield, NC. Viewing and visitation will be held Tuesday Jan 17th at the Walter Sanders Funeral Home 302 S. Bright Leaf Blvd. Smithfield from 5 until 8 pm.

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Family or Deceased Name:Bobby Smith
Message:My condolences goes to the Smith family. So sorry for your loss
Your Name:Banita Sanders
Date:01-15-2017




 
 
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We regret to inform you of the passing of Mrs. Eboni Taen Dale-Bristow age 34 of Smithfield, NC on Jan. 3, 2017. Eboni is the daugther of Bonita Dale-Williams (Edward)and the late William Henry Dale Jr. In addition to her parents, she also leaves to mourn her loss husband George "Jay" Bristow, four children; Naijah, Princess, Jayleah, Justice, one brother Buster Owens of Paris KY, two sisters Devon Owens of Paris KY. and Taikea Williams of Rex GA., and a number of other relatives and friends.

Services for Mrs. Eboni T. Bristow are scheduled for Wednesday January 11th at St. Peter DOC Church 1011 E. Massey St Smithfield, NC. The family will receive friends Tues. from 4:00pm until 6:00pm at the Walter Sanders Funeral Home Chapel. Viewing the day of the service starts at 11:00am followed by funeral services at 12:00 noon.

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Family or Deceased Name:To the family of Eboni Bristow
Message:You will be sadly missed. Gone too soon.
Your Name:Valerie Kenney
Date:01-09-2017
Family or Deceased Name:Eboni
Message:I call you my friend.....from the moment I met you, I knew that you would hold a special place in my heart. You always made me smile, you worked so hard. Your laugh was contagious, I miss you, my friend. Rest now.
Your Name:LaRhonda Riley
Date: 01-06-2017
Family or Deceased Name:Eboni
Message:Rip Eboni u will be missed you was such a great person love you
Your Name:Brenda Hinton Latoria Hinton
Date:01-06-2017


Family or Deceased Name:Eboni Bristow
Message:Eboni, So sorry to hear of your passing. You were a wonderful co-worker, Always smiling, You will truly be missed. Rest in Peace
Your Name:Brenda Stroud
Date:01-06-2017

Family or Deceased Name:To the Bristow Family
Message:Eboni was always a hard worker, but more importantly she was a very dear friend. I already miss her presence at work, she made coming to work a pleasure because she always made me laugh. Rest in peace my friend!
Your Name:Dana Moore
Date:01-06-2017

Family or Deceased Name:The Bristow Family
Message:My prayers are with you
Your Name:Vernecia Lofton
Date: 01-05-2017




 
 
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Mrs. Florene Penny Williams age 84 of Smithfield, North Carolina departed this life on Thursday, December 22, 2016 surrounded by family and friends at the SECU Hospice House of Johnston Health.

Mrs. Williams was born August 9, 1932 in Johnston County to the late Jesse and Lucille Penny.

Eulogistic services for Mrs. Williams will be held Wednesday December 28, 2016 at Mitchener Memorial Missionary Baptist Church 911 Blount St. Smithfield, NC starting at 2:00pm. The family will receive guest on Tuesday December 27th from 5:00pm until 7:00pm at the Walter Sanders Funeral Home Chapel 302 S. Bright Leaf Blvd., Smithfield. Email condolences to waltersandersfh@aol.com

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Family or Deceased Name:Florene Penny Williams
Message:God has called you home, we miss you, rest my Auntie.
Your Name:Mason Family
Date:01-02-2017
Family or Deceased Name:Mrs. Florene Williams
Message:You fought the good fight, short in stature but tall in courage, RIH
Your Name:Robert E. Sydnor
Date:12-28-2016

Family or Deceased Name:Mrs. Florence Penny-Williams
Message:My condolences go out to your family.
Your Name:Bettie Hunter Williams
Date:12-28-2016

Family or Deceased Name:Florene Penny Williams
Message:Our condolences on the loss of your loved one.
Your Name:Dorothy L.and K. Michelle Watson
Date: 12-27-2016
Family or Deceased Name:Florine Penny Williams
Message:Sorry For Your Loss
Your Name:Barbara Ann Mclean
Date:12-27-2016

Family or Deceased Name:Florene Penny Williams
Message:Sorry for the loss of your loved one. Rest In Peace
Your Name:Iris Massey
Date:12-27-2016

Family or Deceased Name:Florine Williams
Message:Sorry for the loss of your loved one. Have known Florine for many years.
Your Name:Lois Smith
Date:12-26-2016

Family or Deceased Name:Florene PennyWilliams
Message:We will miss our little Aunt. Prayers are with the family.
Your Name:Ronald, Carolyn, Ron,Jr.,& Delanie Penny
Date:12-25--2016

Family or Deceased Name:Mrs. Florine Penny-Williams
Message:Rest In Peace, you will be missed
Your Name:Lynda R.White
Date:12-24-2016
Family or Deceased Name:Florene Williams
Message:Our Deepest Sympathy
Your Name:J.P. & Charlotte Barfield
Date:12-24-2016

 

 
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We regret to inform you of the passing of Ms. Alberta Hines, age 83 of Smithfield, NC Ms. Hines was born to Donnie and Catherine Hines in Johnston County, NC. Ms. Alberta died Thursday December 22nd at Johnston Health Center in Smithfield.

Funeral Services will be Tuesday December 27th at 2:00pm Hickory Grove DOC Church, Devils Rracetrack Four Oaks, NC. The family will receive guests on Monday December 26th at the Walter Sanders Funeral Home Chapel 302 S. Bright Leaf Blvd., Smithfield from 5:30pm until 7:30pm. Email condolences to waltersandersfh@aol.com

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Family or Deceased Name:Ms. Alberta Hines
Message:Sorry for the loss of your loved one.
Your Name:Yolanda Windley Coleman
Date:01-01-2017
Family or Deceased Name:Alberta Hines
Message:Sorry for your Loss
Your Name:Batbara Ann Mclean
Date:12-27-2016

Family or Deceased Name:Mrs. Alberta Hines
Message:Sorry for the loss of your loved one.
Your Name:Faye Watkins
Date:12-26-2016

Family or Deceased Name:Ms Hines
Message:Sorry for the passing of your mother
Your Name:Sandra Brinkley Jones
Date:12-24-2016
 

 
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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 Ann Bryd
Message:You will truly be missed
Your Name:Roderica Williams
Date:02-02-2017
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:Mrs, Ruby Nrkirk
Message:Ruby will be truly missed. She was always smiling. Always a warrior for education. The Smith Family was always close to the Penny family. I WILL ALWAYS CHERISH THE MEMORIES OF ALL THE PENNYS.
Your Name:Hope Smith Drayton
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Family or Deceased Name:Ruby Newkirk
Message:I love you God-mama Newkirk
Your Name:Ms Reggi Jones
Date:12-12-2016
Family or Deceased Name:Ruby P. Newkirk
Message:Rest in heavenly Peace
Your Name:Mary Hinton
Date: 12/08/2016
Family or Deceased Name:Ruby Newkirk
Message:You will be greatly missed
Your Name:Susie Hinton Daughtry
Date: 12-08-2016

Family or Deceased Name:Ruby Penny Newkirk
Message:Rest In Peace
Your Name:Queen Penny
Date:12-07-2016

Family or Deceased Name:Ruby Penny Newkirk
Message:Rest In Peace
Your Name:Tina Penny
Date:12-07-2016
Family or Deceased Name:Ruby Mae Newkirk
Message:Rest In Peace
Your Name:Gwendolyn Johnson
Date:12-07-2016
Family or Deceased Name:Ruby Newkirk
Message:Rest In Peace
Your Name:Julia Manning
Date: 12-05-2016

Family or Deceased Name:Ruby Newkirk
Message:She will be missed
Your Name:Debra Martin Ireland
Date:12-05-2016
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



 
 
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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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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