Area Obituaries

Jane Ellen Batten Moore

Jane Ellen Batten Moore, 80, passed away peacefully early Sunday morning at her home surrounded by her loving family. Jane was born October 25, 1937, in Johnston County to the late William Mack and Essie Ellen Batten. The family will receive friends on Wednesday January 24, 2018 from 11:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. at Kenly…

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Herbert “Herbie” Earl Lee

Herbert “Herbie” Earl Lee, 67, passed away at his home on Sunday, January 21, 2018. He was born on September 22, 1950 to Margaret Taylor Lee and the late Sidney Sherwood “Pete” Lee. Herbie was also preceded in death by a brother, Ronnie Lee. The funeral service will be conducted in Casey Funeral Home Chapel…

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Billy Corbett

Smithfield – Billy Corbett, age 83, died Sunday, January 21, 2018 in Smithfield Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Smithfield. Born July 10, 1934 in Johnston County he was a son of the late Arthur and Trencie Brown Corbett. He was preceded in death by his twin brother, Bobby Corbett; and sisters, Hazel Batten and…

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Jimmie Leigh

Jimmie Leigh, 73, of Benson passed away at UNC Johnston Health on Saturday, January 20, 2018. He was born on September 4, 1944 to the late Emory Lee Sells and Mary Alice Page Strickland. Service arrangements are incomplete at this time. Casey Funeral Home of Princeton is serving the family. He is survived by his…

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Yvonne Holland Mitchell

Yvonne Holland Mitchell, age 77, passed to her eternal rest on January 20, 2018.  Born in Johnston County on February 1, 1941, she was the daughter of the late James Lenly and Estelle Cockrell Holland.  Yvonne married Jimmy Lee Mitchell on June 19, 1957 and has spent her life dedicated to raising her family and…

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Dewey Lee Anderson

Dewey Lee Anderson, age 85, of Pine Level passed away at his home on January 20, 2018.  Born in Johnston County on July 10, 1932, he was the son of the late Grover and Nora  Anderson.  He was also preceded in death by a son, Andrew Lee Anderson, Jr.   Mr. Anderson worked for many years…

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Bettie L. Smith

Our amazing sister, Bettie, is celebrating in Heaven with Jesus, family and friends.  She left us a little before 2 AM on January 20, 2018 at the SECU Hospice H0use surrounded by her loving family. Bettie was born in Wilson County on February 28, 1936 to the late Maynard Lee and Gladys Vivian Watson Smith. …

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Agnes Lenore Barnes Abbott

Selma – Agnes Lenore Barnes Abbott, age 80, died Thursday, January 18, 2018 at her home. Born June 1, 1937 in Wilson County she was a daughter of the late W. Joe and Peora Lamm Barnes. She was preceded in death by her husband, Chester Maine Abbott; son, Larry Neal Bedford; stepson, Chester Maine “Junior”…

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Terry Eugene Thigpen

Terry Eugene Thigpen, 73, of Kenly, passed away this morning January 17, 2018 at his residence. There are no arrangements at this time.

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Lela Norris Woodard

Princeton – Lela Norris Woodard, 86, of Princeton, NC passed away peacefully, January 18, 2018, at the SECU Hospice House in Smithfield, NC. Born May 5, 1931, she is the daughter of the late Calvin and Maggie Gregory Norris. She was preceded in death by her ex-husband and father of her children, James Rudolph Woodard,…

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