Area Obituaries

Marvin Sidney Edwards

Marvin Sidney Edwards, 84, of Kenly passed away at Carteret Health Care in Morehead City on Thursday, April 27, 2017. He was born August 17, 1932 to the late Luby Carl Edwards and Eula Jane Creech Edwards. The funeral will be held on Sunday, April 30, 2017 at 3:00 pm in Casey Funeral Home Chapel…

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Frances Hughes Medlin

Frances Hughes Medlin, age 82, of Chapel Hill and formerly of Selma passed away on April 26, 2017 at Oak Hill Living Center, Angier, NC. She was diagnosed with colon cancer late 2016. Frances was born in Rocky Mount, NC to Preston and Irma Sue Israel Hughes. At age 2 weeks, she was adopted by…

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Josephine Dixon Price Hester

Josephine Dixon Price Hester, 89, longtime resident of Creedmoor, NC passed away April 24, 2017 at Duke University Hospital due to complications from AML. Josephine was born on December 3, 1927 in Kenly, NC to the farming family of George Dixon and mother Louise Pierce. She graduated from Kenly High School and then attended Carolina…

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Connie Denise Driver Cook

Connie Denise Driver Cook, 57, passed away Saturday afternoon at Wilson Medical Center. Connie was born in Wake County on February 4, 1960 to the late Ray and Christine Lamm Driver. She was a loving mother and grandmother, and will be missed by her family and friends. Funeral services were held  on Wednesday, April 26,…

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Dennis Edward Killette

Dennis Edward Killette, 68 of Princeton passed away on Monday, April 17, 2017. Dennis was born on March 5, 1949 in Johnston County to the late Ralph Wiley and Lena Ballance Killette. He proudly served his country in the United States Armey and was a Vietnam Veteran. Dennis had retired after thirty five years of…

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Mary Helen Strickland Spellen

 Smithfield – Mary Helen Strickland Spellen, age 45, died Monday, April 24, 2017 in Wake Medical Center in Raleigh. Born August 4, 1971 in Johnston County she was a daughter of the late David Arthur and Gennettie Jones Strickland. A graveside service will be conducted at 3:00 p.m. Friday, April 28, 2017 in Price Cemetery.…

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Mary O’dell Dail Stanley

Smithfield – Mary O’dell Dail Stanley, age 88, died Saturday morning, April 22, 2017 in the SECU Hospice House.  Born August 10, 1928 in Johnston County to the late Charles Cleveland and Lela Dail, she was the widow of James Earl “Jim” Stanley.  Mary was a retired teacher’s assistant in Wilson’s Mills after almost 15…

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James Everette Brown

Princeton – James Everette Brown, age 80, died Friday afternoon in the SECU Hospice House.  He was born April 18, 1937 in Johnston County to the late Barney M. and Ola May Overbee Brown.  Mr. Brown was a retired Radio Engineer with the Department of Corrections and attended the Temple Baptist Church. Funeral services will…

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Billy Ray Mitchell

Smithfield- Billy Ray Mitchell, age 75, died Wednesday, April 19, 2017 in UNC Johnston Health in Smithfield. Born September 8, 1941 in Johnston County he was a son of the late J.B. and Ida Webster. He was preceded in death by his wife, Edna Mitchell; brother, Belvin Webster; and sister, Kay Toole. Funeral services will…

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Gene Carroll Weeks

Gene Carroll Weeks Gene Carroll Weeks, 70, of Genesis in Mount Olive, passed away Friday, April 21, 2017. He was born March 23, 1947 and was the son of the late Joseph Herman and Nola Peterson Weeks. He was also preceded in death by a brother Herman Ray Weeks. The Funeral Service will be conducted…

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