Obituaries

John C. Barber

November 22, 2021

ohn C. Barber April 27, 1965 – November 22, 2021 GOLDSBORO John Cedron Barber, 56, passed away Monday after a short battle with cancer. He was a truck driver for FedEx before his illness. He was preceded in death by his father, Larry D...

James Ray Broadway, Jr.

November 19, 2021

PIKEVILLE James Ray Broadway, Jr., 42, 5690 Wayne Memorial Dr. died suddenly at Wayne UNC Heath Care. Surviving is his son, Nathan Broadway of La Grange, his brothers, Norman Broadway of Seven Springs and Justin Broadway of Benson. There wil...

Wilson Lee Norris

November 17, 2021

Wilson Lee Norris, 134 Pinkney Court passed Wednesday at Kitty Askins Hospice Center. A graveside service will be 2:00 PM Saturday at Evergreen Memorial Cemetery, 3888 Hwy 70 West, Goldsboro. Pastor Lynn Epps and Pastor James Coley will officiate...

Robert James Creighton

November 17, 2021

Robert J. (Bob) Creighton, 75, 1703 Chelsea Drive NW died at his residence Wednesday. He was a native of Kansas and was the son of the late Marigold Frances Allen Creighton and Alexander Quinn Creighton. He was retired from Kansas DOT. He is s...

David C. Gardner

November 7, 2021

David C. (Pappy) Gardner, 65, passed away with his family by his side Sunday night after laying down his working tools of life. He was a dedicated member of Free Chapel PFWB Church, where he served as a Deacon and on numerous committees. David ...

Angel Leigh Horton

November 7, 2021

Angel Leigh Horton, 28, 103 Wildwood Lane, passed away Sunday (November 7, 2021) after a battle with cancer at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY. She is survived by her father and step mother, John Erwin Horton and Paula Kennedy...

Charles Randy Pate

October 8, 2021

GOLDSBORO Charles Randy Pate, 65, of Stoney Creek Church Road passed away Friday at Wayne UNC HealthCare. Randy was raised in the Belfast Community and was the son of Neta Thornton Pate and Charles Brantley Pate. He loved Nascar, Motorcycle Ra...

Donna Kay Wisler Jones

October 4, 2021

Donna Wisler Jones May 24, 1947 – October 4, 2021 GOLDSBORO Donna Wisler Jones, 74, Buck Run Drive, died Monday at Wayne UNC Health Care. She was retired Cytotechnologist from Wayne UNC Health Care. Mrs. Jones was a member of Faith Free W...

Xzavion Vonta'Marcel Atkinson

October 4, 2021

Xzavion Vonta’Marcel Atkinson passed peacefully in the arms of his mother on October 4, 2021. He was born at 11:24 am and met the eyes of Jesus at 4:57 pm the same day. Xzavion was the son of Kimberly Diane Thurman and Qwa’Mayne Vonta’Marcel...

Martha D Jordan

September 21, 2021

Martha D. Jordan, 96, passed away on September 21, 2021 in Greensboro, North Carolina. She was born on November 11, 1924 in Maceo, Kentucky and lived over 50 years in Goldsboro, NC.  Martha is survived by her daughter, Marilyn Jordan Whitley; gran...

Lavina I Harper

September 20, 2021

Miss Lavina I. Harper, 96, of Provo, Utah passed away Monday, September 20, 2021. She was a native of the Nahunta Community of Wayne County and was the daughter of Alma Ishmael Aycock Harper and William Walter Harper. She attended East North Carolin...

Lester Herbert Howell Jr.

September 18, 2021

Lester Herbert Howell, Jr., 83, died Saturday at his residence. Mr. Howell was a retired Gulf Stream Grumman Pilot for the Seminole Indian tribe and was a native of Wayne County, NC He was precede in death by his parents, Mildred Moore Howell and...

Paul Joseph Layton

September 17, 2021

Paul J. Layton, 76, went to be with his Lord and Savior Friday, September 17, 2021 at Vidant Medical Center in Greenville. He served in the US Air Force as an airplane mechanic and was a route man for Franklin Baking Company. Mr. Layton was a native...

James Henry Best Jr.

September 14, 2021

James Henry “Hank” Best, Jr., 52, passed suddenly at his residence. He was formerly of the Rosewood community. He was an Army Veteran and worked as an air craft mechanic and trainer for NASA. He later became a satellite contractor. A graveside ...

James Shirley McCoy

August 30, 2021

  James Shirley McCoy, 92, formerly of Connie Circle in the Rosewood Community died Monday at The Mansions at Gwinnett Park Assisted Living in Lawrenceville, GA. Mr. McCoy was a retired Administrator of Social Security Office. He was prece...

Mary Pusey Collins

August 16, 2021

Mary Pusey Collins, 84, of West Waddell Drive, passed peacefully Monday at Transitions Hospice Care. The daughter of the late Ila Vada Williams Pusey and Oliver Samuel Pusey, she retired from the U S Government and was a native of Sampson County. ...

Bobby Leon Gray

August 10, 2021

Bobby L. Gray, 80, formerly of Wilmington, passed away Tuesday after a lingering battle with Alzheimer’s Disease. A graveside service will be held Thursday, August 12, 2021 at 10:00 AM at Emmaus Baptist Church Cemetery, 714 Emmaus Church Road, Dud...

Essie Woodard Smith

July 29, 2021

Essie Woodard Smith, 92, passed away peacefully on July 29, 2021.  She was born to the late Estella Wilkins Woodard and William David Woodard on July 11, 1929, the second of nine children, and was a lifelong resident of Wayne County. Essie graduat...

Hilda Radford Worley

July 19, 2021

Hilda Radford Worley, 81, 1768 Old Hinton Road, passed away peacefully Monday with her family by her side. The family will receive friends from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM, Thursday, July 22, 2021 in the visitation room of Evergreen Funeral Home followed b...

Dorothy W Mozingo Munden

July 7, 2021

Virginia Beach, VA Dorothy Washington Mozingo Munden, 87, passed away Wednesday. A funeral service will be held Wednesday, July 14, 2021 at 1 PM at Evergreen Memorial Cemetery, 3888 Hwy 70 W, Goldsboro, NC. The family will receive friends following...

Margaret Frances Hodson Phelps

July 2, 2021

Margaret Frances Hodson Phelps of Morehead City, North Carolina, born in Ithaca, New York, passed away on July 2, 2021 at the age of 88. Margaret was proud of her Scottish heritage, hailing as only a second generation American. Her maternal grandpar...

Betty Ann Gurganus Reinhard

June 12, 2021

Betty Ann Gurganus Reinhard, 64, died Saturday at UNC Rex Healthcare. She was a retired beautician.  She is survived by her husband, Jeffery W. Reinhard; son, Richard Gurley & wife, Dixie of Grantham; daughters, Staci Nicole Olmstead & husb...

McKinley Gibbs Walker

May 14, 2021

McKinley G. Walker, Jr. 63, passed away on Friday May 14, 2021. Surviving is his children, Scout Walker of Goldsboro and McKinley Walker of Ohio and Jessica Walker Lutz of Belmont....

Sammy Wayne Crocker

May 10, 2021

Sammy W. Crocker, 69, 454 Pinkney Road passed away Monday at his residence with his family by his side. He was a Grocery Supervisor for SouthCo Wholesale for a number of years. He attended Anchored in Christ Church. He was preceded in death by his p...

Linda Hyde Little

May 8, 2021

Linda Loretta Hyde Little, 72, of Pikeville, passed away Saturday at UNC Rex Healthcare. She is survived by two daughters, Amy L. Bowen and husband, Mark, and Mary Kim Little, both of Pikeville; four grandchildren, Jami Parker, Jake Parker, Ashley P...