Area Obituaries

Jimmy Carlyle Wood

Pine Level – Jimmy Carlyle Wood, age 72, passed away Sunday, April 22, 2018 passed away peacefully surrounded by loved ones and family at SECU Hospice House in Smithfield. Born April 2, 1946 in Johnston County he was a son of the late Carlyle and Edith Wood. He was preceded in death by his brother,…

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Johnnie Calvin Godwin

KENLY – Johnnie Calvin Godwin, age 74, died Friday morning at his home.  He was born November 17, 1943 in Johnston County to the late Rev. Perry Meredith and Sarah Mildred Hodge Godwin.  Calvin was a US Army veteran serving mostly in Germany as an artillery surveyor and was a member of Selma American Legion…

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Bessie LaVerne Underhill Jones

Selma – Bessie LaVerne Underhill Jones, age 79, died early Friday morning, April 20, 2018 in Barbour Court Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Smithfield. Born on April 14, 1939 in Johnston County she was a daughter of the late Benjamin Franklin and Addie Louise Davis Underhill. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles…

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Wallace O’Neal Godwin

Middlesex: Wallace O’Neal Godwin, 96, received her Heavenly promotion on Thursday, April 19, 2018 while at Rex Healthcare surrounded by her loving family. Wallace was born in Johnston County on September 27, 1921 to the late William Richard O’Neal III and O’Mega Corbett O’Neal. She was married to the late Ralph P. Godwin. Wallace had…

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Gladys Radford Little

Selma – Gladys Radford Little, age 95, passed away Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at Rex Hospital. Born May 19, 1922 in Johnston County to the late Matthew Gray and Katie Hunt Radford. She is preceded in death by her brother, John L. Radford and sister, Ila Mae Price. Gladys was a long time member of…

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Virginia Strickland Hopkins

Virginia Strickland Hopkins, 71, passed away peacefully at the SECU Hospice House in Smithfield, surrounded by her family, on April 17, 2018. She was born on April 21, 1946, and grew up in Wilson’s Mills.  She was the youngest daughter born to Leemon Talmadge and Mary Gillespie Strickland.  Her daughter, Sarah Hopkins Bradley, and two…

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Elwood “Frankie” Franklin Tyndall

Four Oaks- Elwood Franklin “Frankie” Tyndall, age 63, died Thursday, April 12, 2018 at his home. Born August 21, 1954 in Petersburg, VA he was a son of the late Elwood and Jessie Mae Jones Tyndall, Jr. He was preceded in death by a sister, Linda Faye Cook. Frankie was a loving husband, father, grandfather,…

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Nancy Elaine Batten Evans

Micro – Nancy Elaine Batten Evans, age 73, died early Thursday morning, April 12, 2018 in Selma. Born March 24, 1945 in Johnston County she was a daughter of the late Paul and Doris Cooper Batten. She was preceded in death by her sister. Delores Batten Sutton. Elaine was a member of Pleasant Plain Free…

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Hilda May Seward Harper

Hilda May Seward Harper, 81, of Princeton passed away at her home on Wednesday, April 11, 2018. She was born on February 7, 1937 to the late Charles Henry Seward and Anna May McCafferty Seward. In Addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her husband, Robert Thomas Harper, and brothers, Charles Henry…

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Connie Stephenson Bailey

White Lake—Connie Stephenson Bailey, 63, passed away after an extended illness on April 11, 2018. Born in Johnston County on April 22, 1954, she was the daughter of the late Glefus and Cornelia Mae Eason Stephenson. Memorial Services will be conducted at 11:00 AM Saturday, April 14, 2018 in the chapel of Parrish Funeral Home…

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