Category Archives: Obituaries

Connie C. Middleton Jr.

Connie C. Middleton Jr.

November 20, 2022, 71, Garner – Mr. Connie C. Middleton Jr., 71, completed this earthly walk of life on Sunday, November 20, 2022, at home. The celebration of his life will be held on Saturday, November 26, 2022, at 12:00 pm at The Throne Room At Elm Grove Church Ministries, 118 Booker Street, Pikeville, NC.…read more »

Shabazz Mckinney

Shabazz Mckinney

November 17, 2022, 50, Dudley – The Management and Staff of Williams & Ashford Funeral Directors join with the McKinney and connected families to announce the earthly transition of Mr. Shabazz Mckinney, 50, who passed on Thursday, November 17, 2022, in Mt. Olive, NC. Services of Love & Compassionate Care have been entrusted to Williams…read more »

Monty Pitt

Monty Pitt

November 17, 2022, 60, Goldsboro – The Management and Staff of Williams & Ashford Funeral Directors join with the Pitt and connected families to announce the transition of Mr. Monty Pitt, 60, who passed away on Thursday, November 17, 2022, at his home in Goldsboro, NC. There will be no formal services Services of Love…read more »

Annie Cleo Guy Phillips

Annie Cleo Guy Phillips

November 19, 2022, 98, Mount Olive – Mrs. Annie Cleo Guy Phillips, age 98, Mount Olive resident, met the face of Jesus and was reunited with the love of her life on Saturday, November 19, 2022. Born August 7, 1924, in Duplin County, she was the daughter of the late May and James Guy.  She…read more »

Foy H. “Shorty” Daniels

Foy H. “Shorty” Daniels

November 17, 2022, 81, Goldsboro – Foy H. “Shorty” Daniels, age 81, passed away Thursday at ECU Health Medical Center in Greenville, NC. Born in Wayne County, he was the son of the late Riley Benjamin and Pearlie Mae Best Daniels and the husband of the late Bridgette S. Daniels.  He was the owner and…read more »

Vennie Lee Boyette Moore

Vennie Lee Boyette Moore

November 20, 2022, 90, Goldsboro – Vennie Lee Boyette Moore, 90, stepped into eternity and was greeted by her Lord and the loved ones who had finished their course on Sunday, November 20, 2022. Vennie Lee was born in Wayne County to the late Ralph and Mabel Strickland Boyette on May 1, 1932. In addition…read more »

Shelton Eugene Smith

Shelton Eugene Smith

November 20, 2022, 92, Goldsboro – Having lived a long and fruitful life, Shelton Eugene Smith passed away on Sunday, November 20, 2022, at the age of 92. Shelton was born in Wayne County to the late Mark J. and Vicy Smith on November 25, 1929. No doubt the receiving line in heaven was lengthy,…read more »

James J. “Jimmy” O’Rourke, Jr.

James J. “Jimmy” O’Rourke, Jr.

November 19, 2022, 66, Goldsboro – James J. “Jimmy” O’Rourke, Jr., 66, passed away on Saturday, November 19, 2022, at UNC Health Rex in Raleigh. Born in Wayne County on April 5, 1956, he was the son of the late James Joseph O’Rourke, Sr., and Vera Frances Lockamy O’Rourke. Jimmy is survived by his brothers,…read more »

William Henry Smyk

William Henry Smyk

November 18, 2022, 98, Goldsboro – William Henry Smyk, 98, passed away early Friday morning at Kitty Askins Hospice Center. He was born in Brockton, Pennsylvania to the late Stephen and Julia Smyk on January 19, 1924. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 65 years, Ursula S.…read more »

Orville Bardo Candler

Orville Bardo Candler

November 18, 2022, 75, Goldsboro – Orville Bardo Candler, 75, passed away peacefully on Friday, November 18, 2022, at his home. Bardo was born in Wayne County to the late Orville Benny Candler and Edna Hare Candler on December 7, 1946. In addition to his parents, Bardo was preceded in death by his wife of…read more »

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