Clifton Troy Jones

PINE LEVEL – Clifton Troy Jones, age 82, passed away on Friday, February 24, 2017.  Born in Johnston County on October 2, 1934, he was the son of the late Charlie Troy and Ethel Irene Aycock Jones, he was preceded in death by his wife Mary Lou Allen Jones, on February 6, 2016 and a…

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Audrey Hope Watson Batten

MICRO – Audrey Hope Watson Batten, age 92, died Friday evening, February 24, 2017 in the SECU Hospice House in Smithfield.  Born June 1, 1924 in Johnston County, she was a daughter of the late John William and Sally Moore Watson.  Audrey was a member of Fellowship Baptist Church in Clayton for many years. Funeral…

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Richard Marshall Holloman

SELMA – Richard Marshall Holloman, age 82, died Friday, February 24, 2017 in the SECU Hospice House in Smithfield.  Born January 11, 1935 in Johnston County to the late George Bland and Myrtie Howell Holloman, he was preceded in death by a brother, George “Buck” Holloman and sisters, Marguerite Alley and Venita Stallings.  Marshall was…

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Rev. Edmundo G. Gonzalez

PRINCETON – Rev. Edmundo G. Gonzalez, age 85 died Thursday morning at his home.  Born May 9, 1931 in Cotulla, TX, he was a son of the late Pablo G. and Maria De Leon Gonzalez.  Rev. Gonzalez was a Korean Conflict veteran serving in both the US Army and the US Navy and was later…

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Sandra Elizabeth Hardy Jackson

Sandra Elizabeth Hardy Jackson, 64, of Princeton passed away at Johnston Medical Center on Wednesday evening, February 22, 2017. She was born February 6, 1953 to the late Maurice Tisdale Hardy and Marina Perez Hardy. Funeral Services will be held in Casey Funeral Home Chapel on Saturday, February 25, 2017 at 3:00 pm with the…

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Dallas Ray Alberts

KENLY – Dallas Ray Alberts, age 77, went to be with his Lord on Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at Rex Hospital in Raleigh.  Born January 17, 1940 in Phillips County, CO to the late Voris Franklin and Clara Maxine Critchlow Alberts, he was a US Navy veteran.  Dallas was a member of the Kenly Missionary…

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Second Arrest In Murder of Princeton Man

A second arrest was made  in the September 2015 murder of a Princeton man. Smithfield Police arrested 24-year-old Dontrell Khali McDonald of Smithfield on Feb. 23 and charged him in the Sept. 21 murder of 45-year-old Aldolphus Ramon Bryant. McDonald is being held without bond in the Johnston County Jail. He made his first court…

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N.C Senator Brent Jackson holds town hall-style meeting at TFLM in Kenly

Local citizens, constituents and elected officials had the opportunity last Thursday evening to meet and talk face-to-face with N.C. Sen. Brent Jackson about any topics of their choosing in a town hall-style open meeting held at Tobacco Farm Life Museum. This was the fourth meeting of this type held by Jackson in Kenly over the…

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Sybil Pearce Snipes

Sybil Pearce Snipes, 76, of Princeton passed away at the Brian Center of Goldsboro Wednesday morning, February 22, 2017. She was born October 24, 1940 to the late Jarvis Vester Pearce and Mattie Lucille Evans Pearce. She was preceded in death by her husband, Wilbert Thurman Snipes, brother, Ashworth Pearce and sister, Peggy Jones. Funeral…

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Beulah Johnson “Granny” Parker

Smithfield – Beulah Johnson “Granny” Parker, age 93, died Tuesday afternoon, February 21, 2017 in Johnston Medical Center in Smithfield. Born July 24, 1923 in Wayne County she was a daughter of the late John Jackson and Gulia Hollowell Johnson. She was preceded in death by her husband, William “Bill” Parker; great granddaughter, Donna Deaver;…

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