Katie Mae Storms Graham, 92, formerly of Warsaw, passed away peacefully on November 28, 2019, at the Gardens of Rose Hill.
A memorial service is scheduled for 2:00 p.m. on Monday, December 2, 2019, at Warsaw Baptist Church with visitation at 1:00 p.m and burial to follow in Devotional Gardens.
Katie was born in Bladenboro on October 24, 1927, to Albert and Martha Hester Storms. She married Norwood Clayton Graham on December 8, 1943.
After moving to Warsaw in 1956, Katie opened Graham’s Beauty Shop and worked there until 2014. She was loved by all who knew her and showed others Jesus not only by her words but by the way she lived, loved, and treated others. Katie used her beauty shop and later her assisted living residence as places of ministry.
Katie was a dedicated and active member of Warsaw Baptist Church where she became a deacon in 2010.
In addition to her husband and parents, Katie is predeceased by her children, Bobbie (George William) Schandel, Clayton (Jeannette) Graham; brothers, Byron Storms, RJ Storms, George Storms, Bennie Storms; sister, Tessie Bowles.
Katie is survived by her three daughters, Connie (Butch) Outlaw of Faison, Feetin (Doug) Smith of Roseboro, Kaywood (Stan) Draughon of Kenansville; seven grandchildren, Barri Ann Smith (William) Piner, Sean (Melanie) Outlaw, Palmer (Amy) Smith, Kyle Outlaw, Cady Outlaw (John) Yates, Clay Draughon, Colin Draughon; 11 great-grandchildren, Helen Wills Piner, Bracey Outlaw, McCartney Kate Piner, Abbey Mae Piner, Garrison Outlaw, Justin Outlaw, Blythe Outlaw, Graham Yates, Phoenix Outlaw, Emmie Yates, Ryder Smith; brothers, Bill Storms, Earl (Betty) Storms; sister, Beck (Tony) Sessoms; sister-in-law, Doris Storms.
The family sends special thanks to Kendall Boose, Edith Sykes, special roommate Mary Drew, Katie’s loving family of caregivers at the Gardens of Rose Hill, and the Vidant Home Health and Hospice team.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Warsaw Baptist Church, Warsaw, NC, or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
Warsaw - John Kilby Byrd, 70, passed away Sunday, November 24, 2019 at his home. He was born April 5, 1949 in Duplin County, NC to the late Thomas Kilby Byrd and Ruth Grady Byrd.
Johnny, as most knew him, was a loving husband, father, brother, grandfather, and a friend to many. He will be dearly missed by a host of family and friends. He placed his faith in God and had accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and savior.
A funeral service will be held 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, November 26, 2019 in Community Funeral Home Chapel in Warsaw, NC. Burial will follow the service in Devotional Gardens. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
Johnny is survived by his loving wife, Shirley Best Byrd of the home; beloved children, John Byrd and wife, Denise of Warsaw, Cheryl B. Bass and husband, Timothy of Warsaw and Anna B. Avent and husband, John of Warsaw; grandchildren, Amber Craft and husband, Travis; Seth Bass and Heather, McKenzi Byrd, John Thomas Avent, Emma Haze Avent, Cal Avent, and Eli Avent; great grandchildren, Averie Craft, Hudson Craft and Emery Bass. He is also survived by sister, Ann B. Alphin and husband, Vance of Mount Olive, Janet B. Jones and husband, Cecil of Kenansville, Joyce B. West of Kinston, sister-in-law, Ann Outlaw, his best friend, Jimmie Rich and his trusted companion, Little Bit.
In addition to his parents, Johnny was preceded in death by brothers, C. M. Outlaw, Oliver Outlaw, and Woodrow Byrd; sister, Arlene Gower and brother-in-law, Kermit West, Jr.
Memorials may be made to: Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis, 21301 S. Taniami Trial, Suite 320 PMB 226, Estero FL 33928.
Rose Hill - Jessie Ruth Brown Lanier, 87, died on November 21, 2019 at her home at The Gardens of Rose Hill, 571 S. Sycamore Street, Rose Hill, NC.
She was the daughter of Otis David and Sally Spell Brown of the Dobson Chapel community near Kenansville. She married J L Lanier, Jr. On January 9, 1952 and lived her entire adult life in the Concord Baptist Church community of Rose Hill, NC.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband and seven sisters and four brothers. She is survived by her brother, Bobby Grey Brown (Mary); children Benita L. Wells (Dekalb), Jesse Bryan Lanier (Pam), Lisa L. Page and Chris Lanier; grandchildren, Jason D. Wells (Brandy), David L. Wells, Jesse Kyle Lanier, Lindsey L Grady, Mason Page, Shannon P. Phillips (Ryan), Ashley L. McCartney (Josh), Ricky Andrews and Johnny Bryan Pope; great grandchildren, Lane Wells, Nathan Wells, Jacob Wells, Ireland Grady, Zachery Page and Presley Brown. She is also survived by special friend Eunice Carlton as well as her family at The Gardens of Rose Hill.
A graveside memorial service will be held on Sunday, December 1, 2019 at 3:00pm at Devotional Gardens, 1260 NC 24 and 50 Hwy, Warsaw, NC. Rev. Jimmy Johnson and Rev. Lisa Grissom will be officiating the service.
The family respectfully requests no flowers. Donations could be given to the Baptist Children’s Homes of NC, P.O. Box 338, Thomasville, NC 27361 in her memory.
Rose Hill - Reggie Emmons Smith, 71, passed away Thursday, November 7, 2019 at Vidant Duplin Hospital. Mr. Smith was born September 22, 1948 to the late Jonas Fennell Smith and Gladys Louise Griffith Smith.
A memorial service will be held 2:00-4:00 p.m., Saturday, November 23, 2019 at Magnolia Methodist Church, Magnolia, NC
Mr. Smith is survived by brothers, Kenneth Smith and wife, Paula of Wilmington, NC; William “Bill” Smith and wife, Kaye of Elizabeth City, NC and Rodney Smith of Magnolia, NC.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Smith was preceded in death by brother, Jackie D. Smith.
Warsaw - Elizabeth Pittman Whaley, 94, passed away Wednesday, November 6, 2019 at Warsaw Health and Rehabiliation in Warsaw, NC. Mrs. Whaley was born September 6, 1925 in Johnston County, NC to the late Clarence Pittman and Betsy Pope Pittman.
A visitation will be held 1:00p.m., Friday November 8, 2019 at Community Funeral Home of Warsaw, followed by a graveside service at 2:00 p.m. in Devotional Gardens.
Mrs. Whaley is survived by son, Michael “Mickey” Whaley and wife, Margaret of Rose Hill, daughter-in-law, Beverly Whaley of Warsaw, son-in-law, Ralph Rasmussen, six grandchildren, Michael Whaley and wife, Jean Marie, Megan Cyrus and husband, Matt, Rebekah Brock and husband, David, Phillip Whaley, Jacob Whaley and Leah Whaley; four great grandchildren, two brothers, Tom Pittman of Lucoma and Bobby Pittman of Spruce Pine.
She was preceded in death by husband, Burnice J. Whaley; son, Jeffery Whaley; daughter, Brenda Rasmussen; brothers, Jack Pittman, Ed Pittman, Herbert Pittman, and James Ray “Bunny” Pittman; and sisters, Eula Barnes and Evelyn Pittman.
Calypso - Linda Accora Fountain Palmer, 75, died October 23, 2019 in Georgia. Mrs. Palmer was born October 13, 1944 in Duplin County, NC to the late Murphy Clifton Fountain and Mary Elizabeth Kennedy.
A graveside service will be held 11:00 a.m., Friday, November 1, 2019 in Devotional Gardens, Warsaw, NC.
Mrs. Palmer is survived by daughter, Deborah Jacquelin Palmer Peraza and husband, William of Quitman, GA; sister, Elizabeth Ann Fountain Doyle and husband, Joseph of Hoffman Estates, IL; brothers, Larry Clifton Fountain of Pine Level, NC and Murphy Clifton Fountain, II of Chester, MD; three grandchildren, Anastasia Elizabeth Garcia, Morgan Thane Garcia, Jr., and Gabriela Elizabeth Pereza and two great grandchildren, London Johnson and Eric Thane Garcia.
Flower welcome or memorials may be made to: Cancer Research Institute, Web Donation, 29 Broadway, Floor 4, New York, NY 10006-3111 or by visiting https://donate3.cancer.org or to Alzheimer’s Research Association, 31408 Harper Avenue, Suite 235, St. Clair Shores, Michigan 48082 or by visiting https://www.alzra.org/donate/
Warsaw - Marvin Lee "Jac Rabbit" Langston, 59, passed away Monday, October 28, 2019 at Sampson Regional Medical Center. Mr. Langston was born October 28, 1960 in Wayne County, NC to Dealie Kornegay Langston and the late Willie Marvin Langston.
Mr. Langston is survived by son, Dale Langston and Megan Lee of Faison; daughter, Amanda Langston of Warsaw; one grandchild, Jolen Langston, mother, Dealie Kornegay Langston; brothers, Ricky Langston and wife, Nancy of Kenansville, Willie Langston and Hazel Williams of Turkey, and Mitchell Langston and wife, Gayle of Turkey. Marvin is also several nieces and nephews, Cody, Carp;ome Trevor, Nicole, Bill, Daisy, Noah, Nathan, Jessica, Brandon, Natalie, Sydnie, Colton, Ricky Jr. Cortnie and Will.
In addition to his father, Marvin was preceded in death by wife, Pamela Godbold Langston.
Visitation will be held 7:00 - 9:00 pm, Wednesday, October 30, 2019 at Community Funeral Home of Warsaw. A funeral service will be held 11:00 am, Thursday, October 31, 2019 in Community Funeral Home Chapel, Warsaw, NC. Burial will follow in Devotional Gardens.
Warsaw - Rachel Wilma Tucker Boone 94, passed away, Thursday, October 24, 2019 at Genesis Healthcare in Mount Olive, NC. Mrs. Boone was born December 22, 1924 in Wake County, NC to the late Willis Tucker and Blanche Sheron Tucker.
A funeral service will be held 2:00 pm, Saturday, October 26 in Community Funeral Home Chapel with burial to follow the service in Devotional Gardens. Visitation will be held 1:00 - 2:00 pm, Saturday at the funeral home.
Mrs. Boone is survived by sons Jerry Preston Boone and wife, Rachel of Mount Olive, NC and Thomas Junior Boone and wife, Mayo of Warsaw, NC. She is also survived by fifteen grandchildren, 30 great grandchildren, and eleven great-great grandchildren. She is also survived by daughters-in-law Hattie Mae Boone (wife of Donald) and Ava Pate Boone (wife of Raymond).
Mrs. Boone was preceded in death by husband, Preston Ozzle Boone; sons, Donald Ray Boone and Raymond Earl Boone; an infant daughter, brothers, I H Tucker, Lucius Tucker and Tom Tucker; sister, Mary Allen Tucker, great grandchildren, Dallas Foss, John Henry Murray, Amy Boone, Dalton Shell, and great-great grandson, Timothy Mark Brewer, III.
Warsaw - Jessie Daniel Jones, 72, of Warsaw passed away Sunday, October 20, 2019 at Vidant Duplin. Mr. Jones was born in Duplin County November 7, 1946 to the late Willie Leon Jones and Mattie Pearl Taylor Jones.
A funeral service will be held 11:00am Wednesday, October 23, 2019 at Calvary Baptist Church. Burial will follow the service in Devotional Gardens.
A visitation will be held Tuesday, October 22, 2019 from 7:00pm to 9:00pm at Community Funeral Home of Warsaw.
Mr. Jones is survived by wife, Gertrude Jones of the home; sons, Wayne Kornegay of Warsaw, Donald Kornegay (Rhonda) of Hallsville, and Jessie Daniel “J. D.” Jones of Magnolia; daughter,
Kathleen Register (Kenneth) of Warsaw; brother, Willie Melvin Jones of VA; step brothers, Douglas Ezzell (Rosa) of MD and Linwood Ezzell of TN; sister, Joyce Jones of Garner; grandchildren Donna Sue Register, Crystal Kornegay, Bradley Wayne Kornegay (Lauren), Donald Kornegay, Jr., Amber Kornegay, Kayla Griffin, Tiffany Griffin, Hallie Jones, Braxton Jones, Ken Register (Katherine) Casey Register (Amanda) Ashley R. Myrick (Kevin) and step grandson, Jay Lanier; great grandchildren, Toby Pender, Isabelle Pender, Emily Grace Register, Leia Holland, Asher Kornegay, Braden Fountain, Hannah Register, Adyson Register, Raegan Register, Anna Myrick, and Carson Myrick.
Warsaw - Joan Rebecca Lanier Jones, 78, of Warsaw passed away Thursday, October 3, 2019 at the Laurels of Pender. Mrs. Jones was born in Duplin County to the late Annie Lee Williams Lanier and John Edward Lanier.
Mrs. Jones is survived by sons, Ronnie Lee Torrans, Jr. and Jeffrey Brian Torrans of Warsaw; daughters, Deborah Campbell (Jerry) of Ocean Isle Beach and Sandy Torrans Griffin (Johnny) of Warsaw; sisters, Linda Nell Fear of New Bern and Emily Gail Williams of Shallotte; special family and friends, Ronnie Lee Torrans, Sr., Shirley Best Byrd and Robbie Frederick all of Warsaw; grandchildren, Rebecca Brooke Torrans Casteen (James), Sebastyan Treyvor Torrans, Jaxan Nylex Torrans all of Wallace, Jordan Griffin Williams (Kevin), of Warsaw, Tina Griffin Scott (Jeremy) of Hope Mills, Jason Thomas Campbell of Burbank, CA, Jessica Campbell Cadby (Brandon) of Oak Ridge, NC; great grandchildren; Carson Walter Casteen, Connor James Casteen, Karlee Sue Casteen all of Wallace, Griffin Hayes Williams, Graylee James Williams of Warsaw, Jennifer Brooke Thompkins of Hope Mills, Madelyne McCayla Cadby, Ella Leigh Cadby, Lane Campbell Cadby, of Oak Ridge, NC, Linnea Brynn Campbell, Alexander Thomas Campbell, Ian Nicholas Campbell, of Burbank, CA.
In additional to her parents, Mrs. Jones was preceded in death by her husband, Noah Jones, and sister, Judy Lanier Pate.
A memorial service will be held 4:00pm, Sunday, October 6, 2019 at Warsaw Baptist Church, with visitation following the service.