Area Obituaries

Raymond “Red” Stephen Keen Jr.

Raymond “Red” Stephen Keen Jr., 70, passed away suddenly on Thursday, November 16, 2017 at his home. He was born March 11, 1947 to the late Raymond Stephen Keen and Doris Marie Balance Keen. He was a long distant truck driver for 54 years. He loved his family very much. He was also preceded in…

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Carlee Pittman

Pine Level – Carlee Pittman, age 91, died Wednesday night, November 15, 2017 in UNC Johnston Health in Smithfield. Born in Johnston County on January 7, 1926, he was a son of the late Walter and Mamie Woodard Pittman. Carlee was a United States Navy veteran of World War II and was a member of…

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Jimmy Glynn Edwards

Jimmy Glynn Edwards, 57, passed away Thursday morning at Wake Medical Center. Jimmy was born June 17, 1960, in Nash County to the late Bobby Gray and Bobbie Jean Parker Edwards. He will be remembered as a true outdoorsman who enjoyed fishing and hunting. The family will receive friends on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 from…

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Jeannie Hicks Wilkins

MICRO – Jeannie Hicks Wilkins, age 64, died Sunday evening in WakeMed of Raleigh.  For many years, she was the owner\operator of the Green Hornet Grill.  Born February 11, 1953 in Smithfield, NC to the late Lester Earl and Lois Irene Narron Hicks, she was preceded in death by a sister, Joan Faye Hicks. The…

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Edward Warren Delahooke

Selma – Edward Warren Delahooke, age 90, died Saturday, November 11, 2017 at Wake Medical Center in Raleigh. Born December 26, 1926 in Eerie, PA he was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Tracy Delahooke. He was preceded in death by first wife, Peggy Delahooke; and brother, Alan Delahooke. Edward was a member…

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Travis Wayne Harward

Travis Wayne Harward, age 36, passed away. Travis was born in Lee County, on July 9, 1981, to Thomas Wayne Harward and Quinlan Faye Thompson Harward. Preceding him in death was his paternal grandfather Calvin Harward; maternal grandparents, Lester and Myra Jean Thompson and an infant niece. He was employed as a Landscaping Supervisor. Travis…

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Thomas Glenn Higgins

Thomas Glenn Higgins, age 66, of Smithfield, passed away on November 10, 2017 at Johnston Health.  Born in Johnston County on December 22, 1950, he was the son of the late David Glenn and Ruth Langdon Higgins.  He was also preceded in death by a daughter Tammy Johnson and a sister Rachel Massengill. A graveside…

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L.M. Renfrow

L.M. Renfrow, age 87, of Selma passed away at his home on November 10, 2017. Born in Johnston County on September 17, 1930, he was the son of the late Marvin and Lanzie Starling Renfrow. His wife was the late Louise Childers Renfrow.  Mr. Renfrow was a US Army veteran and a member of the…

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Lloyd Edward “Eddie” Taylor Jr.

Selma –Lloyd Edward “Eddie” Taylor Jr., age 59, died Monday, November 6, 2017 at his home. Born September 11, 1958 in Johnston County he was the son of the late Lloyd Edward and Rachel Pace Taylor. He was preceded in death by his Ma & Pa, Cora Taylor and Marion Taylor; stepmother, Dorothy Taylor; and…

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Willie Ray Crocker

Kenly – Willie Ray Crocker, age 79, died Sunday, October 22, 2017 at his home surrounded by his family. Born August 8, 1938 in Johnston County he was the son of the late Willie Ervin and Lucille Broughton Crocker. He was preceded in death by his infant brother. Ray was a carpenter by trade as…

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