Area Obituaries

Allison Nicole McCullen Thomas

Allison Nicole McCullen Thomas passed away Saturday night, June 17, at her parent’s home after a five year courageous battle with colon cancer.   Born September 6, 1975 in Wayne County to parents, Billy Wayne and Connie Thompson McCullen of Princeton, she was a preschool speech pathologist with Wayne County Public  Schools and a member of…

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Debra Michelle Nipper

Debra Michelle Nipper, 44, lost her lengthy battle with Amyloidosis and Multiple Myeloma on June 15, 2017 at Duke Medical Center surrounded by family and friends and listening to the blues that she loved.  She left behind her beautiful daughter Butterfly Nipper-Lewis; her mother Billie Nipper of Pine Level; brothers Josh Nipper (Jennifer) of Smithfield,…

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Freddie Braxton Woodard, Sr.

Princeton – Freddie Braxton Woodard, Sr., age 74, died Saturday, June 17, 2017 at Johnston UNC Health in Smithfield. Born January 27, 1943, he was a son of the late David and Mozelle Edwards Woodard. Freddie was a long time member of Rains Crossroads FWB Church and the Cardinal Country Club. He retired from the…

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Jimmy Wayne Turner

Jimmy Wayne Turner, 69, of Lucama, died Thursday, June 15, 2017. His funeral will be held Monday, June 19 at Joyner’s Funeral Home with Rev. Dr. DeWayne Eakes and Rev. Kelly Smart officiating.  A graveside service  will be held Tuesday, June 20 in Upper Black Creek Cemetery, Lucama. He was born Oct. 16, 1947 to the late…

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Neta Joyce Coley Williams

SMITHFIELD – Neta Joyce Coley Williams, age 68, died Friday afternoon, June 16, 2017 in Johnston UNC Health Care.  Born October 11, 1948 in Johnston County to the late John Reddin and Mattie Alice Mumford Coley, she was the widow of David Arthur Williams, who died February 4, 2015 and was preceded in death by…

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Charles Herbert Alford

Four Oaks – Charles Herbert Alford, age 86, died Thursday afternoon, June 15, 2017, in the SECU Hospice House.  Born June 9, 1931 in Franklin County to the late Herbert and Ruth Elizabeth Freeman Alford, he was the widower of Hilda Woodard Alford, who died April 14, 2004 and was preceded in death by a…

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Alien Owens Thompson

Mrs. Alien Owens Thompson, 86, of Dudley, NC, departed this life on Wednesday, June 14, 2017 at Vidant Medical Center, Greenville, NC. A celebration of life service will be held on Sunday, June 18, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. at The Bishop Lonnie E. Holloway Sr. Memorial Chapel at the funeral home. Rev. Dr. Della O.…

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Alice Christine Outland Game

Alice Christine Outland Game, 86, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Thursday morning at Wilson Medical Center surrounded by her loving family. Christine was born in Johnston County on October 13, 1930 to the late David and Mary Alice Dixon Outland. She was married to the late Thomas Raymond Game. Christine…

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Connie Lavone Gurley Johnson

Connie Lavone Gurley Johnson, 69, passed away suddenly Thursday afternoon at Northeast Medical Center in Concord surrounded by her loving family. Connie was born in Johnston County on January 30, 1948 to the late Daniel Boone and Gladys Murray Gurley. She was a member of Little Rock Original Free Will Baptist Church. Connie was a…

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James Donald “Donny” Crocker

James Donald “Donny” Crocker, 73, went peacefully to be with his Lord and Savior surrounded by his family on Thursday, June 8, 2017.  Donny fought a courageous and faithful 6-month battle with cancer.  His prayer for his cancer journey was to walk it with strength and faith and that others would see in his faith…

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