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James Solomon Tyner

James Solomon Tyner

February 20, 2022, 78, Pikeville –

James Solomon Tyner, 78 passed peacefully from this life on Sunday Morning, February 20, 2022 at his home in Pikeville, NC. 


James was born to the late Rev. Monroe & Hettie Tyner of Princeton, NC on September 19, 1943. A graduate of Princeton High School in 1962, he enlisted in the United States Air Force and began his college education. James met and married his sweetheart, Raylene Hayes Tyner (the daughter of the late Rev. Ray & Margie Hayes) in August of 1967.


James served and retired as the Assistant Tax Administrator of Johnston County. He was a long-time member of Woodcrest United Pentecostal Church and the Lord’s Vineyard of Goldsboro, where he served in the music ministry for more than fifty years. He had a deep love for all things outdoors, including his landscape, garden, and KOI pond. James was an avid basketball fan and a true North Carolina Tarheel. 


James is survived by his wife, Raylene Hayes Tyner, his children Valorie Tyner (Pikeville, NC), Darrell Tyner & wife Deborah (Fayetteville, NC), Joanna Tyner Rose & husband Jamie (Elm City, NC).  He was the proud papa to 12 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his brother, Leon Tyner and three sisters, Betty Neal, Doris Jones, & Frances Langdon. 


He was preceded in death by his parents, (Rev. Monroe & Hettie Tyner), three brothers (Luby, Marvin, & George) and two sisters (Mary Tyner and Rachel Woodard). 

Homegoing service will be held Saturday, February 26, 2022 at 3 p.m. in the chapel of Howell Funeral Home & Crematory in Goldsboro.  Burial will follow at Evergreen Memorial Cemetery in Princeton.  The family will receive friends prior to the service from 2 until 2:45 p.m. at the funeral home. 

The family is in the care of Howell Funeral Home & Crematory in Goldsboro.

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