Mrs. Nellie E. Green, 91 of Smithfield, NC transitioned from labor to reward on Thur. Jan 22, 2015. Mother Green was born Dec. 29, 1923 to the late George and Callie Cole in Johnston County NC. Mother Green is survived by one sister; Dorothy Cole, Greensboro, NC; three brothers George Cole Jr.,Eatontown, NJ, Charles Cole(Lucy) and Walter Cole(Sandra), Fayetteville, NC and several nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.
Visitation will take place on Wed. Jan 28th at The Walter Sanders Funeral Home Chapel 302 S. Bright Leaf Blvd. Smithfield, NC from 4:.00pm until 7:00pm and the Homegoing Celebration will be on Thu Jan 29th at the Western Assembly Disciples of Christ Church 9766 Highway 701 Newton Grove, NC viewing beginning at 12 noon services immediately following at 1:00pm.
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Charles Edward Cates, 89, of Hope Mills, died Sunday, Jan. 18, 2015, at home with family.
He was born June 10, 1925, to the late James and Leora Cates, in Parkton, NC.
Mr. Cates is survived by his wife of more than 65 years, Josie Bacote Cates; five children, Thaddis (Stephanie), Val McLean (Jim), Milton (Pamela), Myra Shobande (Jide) and Susan Brandon (Michael); 10 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be held Friday, Jan. 23, 2015, from 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. at First Missionary Baptist Church, 195 West David Parnell St. in Parkton, NC with services to follow at 1 p.m. and interment in Mount Hebrew Cemetery in Parkton, NC.
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Mr. Terry Lynn Lee, age 40 was born July 16, 1974 to Mr. Alexander "Dick" Lee and the late Bessie Ruth Royals Lee. Terry transitioned from earth to his heavenly home on Tuesday December 23, 2014 at his home in Newton Grove, NC.
Funeral Services for Mr. Lee will be held Sunday December 28, 2014 at Cedar Point Disciples of Christ Church Newton Grove, NC.
Terry is survived by his father, Alexander "Dick" Lee of the home, three sisters Carolyn Faye Royals, Vickie Lee Woodard, and Connie Ruth Lee; three brothers James Arthur Royal, Kenneth Blake Lee, and Dickie Lee; a sister-in-law Ida Mae Lee; two aunts Annie Mae Royal and Shirley Williams and several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
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David Lee (Crockett) Searcy was born to the late Lena and George Searcy January 28, 1957 in Jacksonville, Fla. Mr. Searcy died on December 2, 2014 after battling an illness.
Funeral services for Mr. Searcy will be held Saturday December 13, 2014 at the Walter Sanders Funeral Home Chapel, Smithfield NC.
David is survived by six brothers; Rusty Searcy, David Searcy (Nia), George Searcy (Jill), Corey Knight (Melody), Gerald Wade (Angela), Samuel Knight (Carolyn), six sisters; Annette Williams (Adam), Joshlynn Walsh (Willie), Juliett Anderson (Leonard), Yolanda Searcy, Latashia Williams, Lucille Anderson (Raymond), one uncle James Searcy, a very special, special friend Ernestine Wise and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives.
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Mrs. Carolyn Jean Dunn, age 64 of Clayton, NC transitioned on November 30, 2014. Mrs. Dunn was married to Mr. Jack Dunn of the home.
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LeRoy Meachem was born on January 2, 1923 to the late Louis Napoleon and Ellen Marshall Meachem of Wadesboro, NC. He was one of eleven children: Candy Blount, Sadie Meachem, Alice Meachem, and David Meachem all of whom preceded him in death. He entered into eternal rest on November 18, 2014 at the Durham VA hospital.
Funeral services are planned for Friday November 21,2014 at Henderson Grove Missionary Baptist Church 2806 Page Rd Morrisville, NC at 1:00 pm.
He Leaves to love and cherish his memory wife, Lillie Meachem of Durham, NC; brothers, Raymond (Grace), Sherman (Ruth) and Clarence (Creola); Sisters, Pearl Wooley, Mary Talbert, and Margaret Meachem; one granddaughter, LaTonya Murray (Jimmy); two great grandchildren; one stepson, Kenneth Hunter (Maria); one stepdaughter, Angela Kelly (Paul); six step grandchildren, eight step great grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
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Ms. Charlena Gail "Yolanda" Rodriguez was born May 11, 1963 to Richard and the late Elizabeth Adkins. Ms. Charlena passed away November 13, 2014 at her home in Clayton, NC.
Funeral services for Ms. Rodriguez will be held Wednesday November 26, 2014 at The Walter Sanders Funeral Home Chapel 302 S. Bright Leaf Blvd Smithfield, NC.
Charlena leaves to mourn her passing five daughters; Liza, Jasmine, Heather, Carmen, and Margarita; four grandsons; Francisco, Diego, Israel, and David; five granddaughters; Adrianna, Ilana, Annabella, Zatana and Dahlia; two brothers; Moses Jay amd Richard; two sisters; Melissa and Lisa, along with a host of other relatives and friends.
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Mr. William James "Billy Bam" Bunch was born December 14, 1948 in Hope Mills, NC and entered into rest on Sunday November 2, 2014. He was the son of Earline Holden Nixon and the late James Arthur Bunch.
Funeral services for "Billy Bam" will be Friday November 7, 2014 2:00 pm at St. Peter Church of Christ Disciple of Christ Church Smithfield, NC.
Billy was married to the former Barbara Moore and to this union two daughters were born, Angela Denise and Alecia Ann Bunch. Billy also leaves to cherish his memories are his mother Earline Holden Nixon; two daughters Angela and Alecia; two brothers Donald and Dwayne; one sister Susan; two grandchildren Jasmine and Quentin and a host of nephews, nieces, and other relatives and friends.
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Rebecca Ann Price, the daughter of the late Lester Price and Marvin Hines Price was born September 29, 1954 in Johnston County, NC. She peacefully transitioned from a physical life to eternal living on Monday, October 6, 2014 at Johnston Memorial Hospital.
Funeral Services for Ms. Price will be Saturday October 11, 2014 at the Walter Sanders Funeral Home Chapel
She leaves to cherish her memories one daughter, Osheanna Sanders (Tommy Mitchell) Zebulon, NC; two grandchildren, Kaleyaah Sanders and Tayvion Mitchell; three brothers, Lester Price (Carol), Clinton, Maryland, Harold Price, Washington, D.C., Nathaniel Price, Clayton, NC; three sisters, Darlene Britt, Smithfield, NC, Anne Price, Fayetteville, NC, Linda Ragland, Henderson, NC an adopted sister in love Sandra Waverly (Joseph), Henderson, NC; two aunts, Christine Sanders and Miley Penny; two uncles, Ed Hines and Melvin Hines; one adopted son and granddaughter, Coleman Everette and Stacy Bracey, Smithfield, NC, and a vast number of nieces, nephews, other living relatives and caring friends.
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Retina Robinson Thompson Sanders daughter of the late Allan Warren and Christine Sutton was born December 13, 1968. She departed this world on September 30, 2014 at Wayne Memorial Hospital Goldsboro, NC.
Funeral Services are scheduled for Saturday October 11, 2014 in The Walter Sanders Funeral Home Chapel 302 S. Bright Leaf Blvd. Smithfield, NC at 4:00 pm
She leaves to cherish her memories her husband Jimmy Sanders; two sons Dwight Williams Jr. and Christopher Williams; four sisters Jean Warren, Priscilla Ganor, Catherine Robinson, Carolina Robinson; two brothers Donell Robinson, Hubert Warren; one grandson Hayden; eight aunts Ida Mae, Willa Dean, Mattie "Silk", Annie, Lula,Sheila, and Lesa; four uncles James "Squeaky", Jerry, Donald "PO" and Charles "Little C",; two aunts Patty Sue, and Mary Francis; one great uncle James "Fettin"; her mother-in-law Doris Sanders and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
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Walter Sanders Funeral Home, regrets to inform you of the passing of Mrs. Flossie L. Mercer, age 89 of Middlesex, NC. Mrs. Mercer deceased at the Barbour Court and Rehabilitation Center Smithfield on Sunday Sept. 21.
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Mrs. Eliza Ellen Johnson George Riley, age 91, departed this life on Sunday,September 21, 2014 at home with her daughters comforting her. She was born to the late Daniel Johnson and Hallie Ray Johnson in Durham, NC.
Funeral services for Mrs. Riley will be held Friday September 26,2014 at 1:00 pm Covenant Presbyterian Church (USA) Durham, NC.
Her husbands, Daniel L. George and Joseph F. Riley and her siblings (Lydia Mae, Samuel, Raymond, and Sidney) preceded Eliza in death. Cherishing her memory are her three daughters: Deborah George Giles,Burmadeane George, and Melva George Rigel; a “son” Frank Beaver; four grandchildren: Quiana Nicole Rigel, Alfonzo C. Rigel II, Arienne Giles Hinson, Alex Pittman-George; four great grandchildren: Eliza Nicole Rigel, Braelynn Rhae Rigel, Aliyah Ann Rigel, and Malaika Amari Hinson. After her marriage to Joseph Riley, she assumed the role of stepmother to his adult children: Inez McClain, Carolyn Riley-Payne, and Deborah Riley. Eliza also leaves precious memories with her special cousins- Tazzie L. Henderson, Ernestine Holloway and Martha Holloway, along with a host of nephews, nieces, other relatives and friends.
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Lener Cornelia Cole Williams was born on January 17, 1934 in Four Oaks Township in Johnston County to the late Peter Quenzie and Noralener Merritt Cole. On Saturday, September 6, 2014 the Lord called our Beloved Lener home to rest.
Homegoing Celebration for Evangelist Williams is planned for Sunday September 14, 2014 at The Western Assembly Disciples of Christ Church, Newton Grove, NC
Lener’s legacy survives in her two sons, James Williams of Philadelphia, PA and Blaney Williams of the home; daughter Cheryal Bass Whetstone of Maryland, a godson, John McNeil of Shallotte NC; 4 goddaughters, Shawanda B. Battle of Raleigh NC, Angela O’Bledose, Shirley Bridges and Betty Jean O’Neal all of Zebulon NC a grandson, James Moore of Clinton, NC; a granddaughter, Nakiya Austin of Smithfield, NC; a great-granddaughter, Mckinley Moore of Clinton NC. Siblings are Willie R. Cole of Willingboro, New Jersey and Ella Mae Lofton of Four Oaks NC. An uncle, Brazley Cornelius Cole, also lives to cherish her memory along with nine sister-in-laws: Christine Cole, Minnie W. Burton (Charlie) of Rehobeth Beach DE, Bernicee Watkins, and Celestine Cheek of Greensboro NC Lou Venia W. Sawyer both of Philadelphia PA and Jacqueline W. Raynor of Goldsboro NC; a brother in-law Ralph L. Williams of Greensboro NC; 6 nieces, 4 nephews and a host of relatives and friends.
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Mrs. Mildred Virginia Bell Williams, age 90 transitioned from labor to reward at her home Friday September 5, 2014 surrounded by family.
Funeral services for Mrs. Williams will be held Saturday September 13, 2014 Galilee Baptist Church Smithfield, NC at 11:00 am.
The widow of Hubert Williams, she is survived by two children born of an earlier marriage to the late William L. Watson, Sr. of Smithfield. Her survivors are a son, William L. Watson, Jr. and a daughter, Dr. Lasaundra Watson Legate, and a host of nieces and nephews, many of whom she treated as though they were her own children.
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Ms. Candace Starr Dambra, age 50 slipped quietly away Monday August 25th at The SECU Hospice House Smithfield, NC.
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Alice Lois Christmas was born November 7, 1942 in Clayton, NC to Mr. James and Mrs. Corine Christmas. Ms. Christmas passed away quietly on Sunday August 17 at The Howard County General Hospital in Columbia Md.
Left to cherish the memories of Ms. Christmas are two sons Reginald and Andre; four grandchildren Tiffany, Randall, Jevon and Xavier; one sister Ethel Logan; one brother Phillip; and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Graveside services are scheduled for Ms. Christmas for Monday August 25th at the Forest Hills Cemetery Clayton, NC.
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The Walter Sanders Funeral Home would like to offer our sincere condolences to the family of Mr. Thomas Sanders Jr. age 76. Mr. Sanders transitioned Thur. August 14 at the Barbour Court Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Smithfield. Mr. Sanders leaves to cherish his memories four sons and two daughters; Charles(Melody), Debbie(Bruce), Tommy(Gloria), Jerry(Erica), Ola(Levy), a sister Linda, and a brother William.
Graveside Services will take place on Monday August 18 at 11:00am Sanders Grove Baptist Church Cemetery 6989 NC 210 Hwy Smithfield, NC.
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Stencil (Doc) Chester Stokes Sr. was born in Valdosta Georgia to the late Rittie Stokes and John Stokes. Doc was one of six children Sam, (Taylor, Maddie, Gussie, and Celia who preceded him in death). Mr. Stokes transitioned on Sunday August 3rd at the Wake Med Center Raleigh, NC. Funeral Services for "Doc" will take place Saturday August 9th at St. Peters Church of Christ Disciple of Christ, 1011 Massey St. Smithfield, NC at 1:00pm.
Doc enjoyed riding horses and was a member of the "Federation of The Black Cowboys", later after moving to NC he became a member of the "Bounty Hunters Saddle Club" and "The Barnyard Bandits". He supported many fund raisers and The Cancer Foundation.
Doc leaves a great legacy behind, but leaves an even greater legacy in his children to carry on his memories; Betty Jean, Carmelita (Robert), Stencil Jr.(Kia), Pretice (Tamara), Sondra (Rashad), Shenica, Nicole, and Patrice . Fifteen Grandchildren, one Great grandson and a special friend Whitney Jones.
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Mrs. Minnie Louise Dublin Jones age 75, of Kenly, NC transitioned from labor to reward on Tuesday July 22 at the SECU Hospice House Smithfield, NC.
Mrs. Jones Celebration of Life will take place Tues. July 29 at Rocky Branch United Church of Christ Kenly, NC at 2:00pm. Viewing will take place from 4:00pm until 6:00pm Mon. July 28 at the Walter Sanders Funeral Home Chapel and again from 1:00pm until 2:00pm on the day of the service at Rocky Branch.
Mrs. Minnie is survived by her Five daughters; Rosolyn Fisher(Joseph) of Beaufort, NC; Cassandra Dublin of Anchorage, AK; Latoya Carter(George) of Zebulon, NC; Ruth Ann Jones of Kenly, NC; Crystal Shaw(John) of Kenly, NC; Three sons; Michael Dublin(Sadie) of Wilson, NC; Andre Dublin of Kenly, NC; Alforner Jones, Jr. of Kenly, NC; One sister; Vickie Spells(Clarence) of Smithfield, NC; One brother; William Dublin(Paulette) of Bowie, MD; One sister-n-law Gloria Dublin of Smithfield, NC; Two aunts; Helen Smith of Smithfield, NC; and Gladys Dublin of Smithfield, NC; Twenty-Six Grandchildren, Thirty-Six Great-grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
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Mrs. Geneva Watson was the "knee" baby of the late Thomas and Lenora Watson. Mrs. Watson passed away on Friday July 18, 2014 at Smithfield Manor.
Funeral services for Mrs. Geneva will be Tuesday July 22, 2014 at New Generation Christian Church Wilson Mills Rd. Wilson Mills, NC.
"Mama" leaves to cherish her memories her beloved grandchildren Valeshia and Roderick Keith Watson and Erica Norman, Great grands Secory, Roderick,Cameron, Andrea, Alex, Sherwood, and Nya; two Great-Great grandchildren Secory and Skylar; one sister Lillie Mae Griffin and a number of other relatives and friends.
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Mrs. Patricia W. Nave, age 87 transitioned from earth to heavenly reward May 22, 2014 at her home in Clayton NC.
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Mr. Kenneth Decarrius Hooks "Peter Rabbit" was born the son of Ms. Jewel Yarn Hooks and the late James Hooks on November 25, 1951.
The celebration of life and legacy will be held Thursday May 22, 2014 at 1:00 pm in the Johnston Central Alumni Center Gym, Smithfield NC.
Kenny is survived by his devoted wife Rosalyn; three sons Kenneth Jr., Hasani, and Hashim; daughters Audra and Cristy; his mother Jewel Yarn Hooks; two sisters Beverly and Sharon; one brother Anthony; nine grandchildren; two aunts, his best friend Bobby and George and a host of other relatives and friends.
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Mrs Mary L. McCoy was born on January 31, 1949 in Smithfield, NC to Mary Magalene Smith and the late Arthur Hilliard. She departed this life on Sunday May 18, 2014 at the Transistional Lifecare Center of Raleigh, NC.
Funeral Services for Mrs. McCoy will be Saturday May 24, 2014 at 1:00pm Shiloh Christian Church 211 Durham St Smithfield, NC.
Mrs. McCoy is survived by her loving husband of 49 years, Mr. Jerry J. McCoy of the Home; daughters Angie McCoy, Anita McCoy, Jessica Alston, and a special daughter Kimberly Holland; her mother Mary Smith; sisters Beverly McClamb and Tillie Lassiter; brothers Robert Smith, Arthur Smith amd Roger Neil Lassiter; two granddaughters McKenna Carroll and Lyric Cleveland; and many, many other relatives and friends.
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