Warsaw - Margaret Elizabeth Miller Tucker, 90, passed away Sunday, June 28, 2020 at her home surrounded by her family. Mrs. Tucker was born September 14, 1929 in Lenoir County, NC to the late Lonnie Horace Miller and Ida Mae Murphy Miller.
Mrs. Tucker was a faithful member of West Duplin Free Will Baptist Church.
Mrs. Tucker is survived by her son, Donald Tucker and wife, Becky; daughters, Kathy T. Hunter and husband, Willie Dee, and Linda T. Bell and husband James Rex Bell, Sr.; 17 grandchildren, 35 Great Grandchildren, and 8 Great-Great Grandchildren. She is also survived by three brothers, Bud Rashie Miller and wife, Linda Kay, Jimmy Lee Miller and wife, Geralene, Connie Ray Miller; four sisters, Ida Mae Miller Moore, Dorothy Belle Miller Price, Patsy Louise Miller Mercer and husband, Dwight; Brenda Fay Miller Moore and husband, James Michael.
In addition to her parents, Mrs. Tucker was preceded in death by her husband, William Jennings Tucker; son, Frank Edward Tucker, brothers, Albert Miller, Sr., Morris Edward Miller, Lonnie H. Miller, John Richard Miller.
Visitation will be held 7:00 - 9:00p.m., Tuesday, June 30, 2020 at Community Funeral Home of Warsaw. A funeral service will be held 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, July 1, 2020 at West Duplin Free Will Baptist Church with burial to follow in Devotional Gardens, Warsaw, NC.
Rose Hill-Johnnie Hubert Gautier, Jr., 60, of Rose Hill, passed away suddenly at his home on Wednesday, June 24, 2020. Mr. Gautier was born in Wayne County to the late Johnnie Hubert Gautier and Myrtle Pate Gautier.
The funeral service will be held 2:00pm Saturday, June 27, 2020 at Community Funeral Home Chapel of Warsaw. Burial will follow in the Faison Cemetery. A visitation will be held one hour prior to the service.
Mr. Gautier is survived by sisters, Emma Robinson of Rose Hill, Martha Poindexter of Teachey and Patricia Ann Cranmer and husband Larry of MO; nephews, Jonathan Cranmer, Joey Robinson, Bobby Poindexter and Beverly and Steven Poindexter and Amanda and numerous great nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, Mr.Gautier was preceded in death by brother-in-laws Eddie Robinson and Robert Poindexter.
In lieu of flowers donation may be made to The Church of God c/o Barbara Hatcher 308 River Rd. Wallace, NC 28466.
Magnolia - Leland Edward Horne, 81, passed away Wednesday, June 17, 2020 at Mary Gran Nursing Center in Clinton, NC. Mr. Horne was born December 18, 1938 to the late Leslie T. Horne and Ethie Kennedy Horne.
A graveside service will be held 11:00am, Saturday, June 20, 2020 in Devotional Gardens.
Mr. Horne is survived by daughter, Mary H. Raynor and husband, Stephen of Clinton; step-daughter, Gloria Ferguson and husband, James of Vass; brother, Thomas Horne of Washington, NC; sisters, Eleanor Faye Fox and husband, Gary of OH, Geraldine Horton of PA, Ora Lee Cottle of Beulaville, five grandchildren, Melissa Maddy, Joseph Ezzell, III, Greg Ferguson, James Ferguson, III, and Sharon Holder; four great grandchildren, Sierra Ezzell Sammie Ezzell, Tony Holder and Savannah Ferguson.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Horne was preceded in death by wife, Mary Magdline Foss Horne, brothers, Eugene Horne and Earl Horne.
Arizona - Reba Sauls Jones, 81, passed away May 26, 2020 in Washington County, Utah. Mrs. Jones was born June 15, 1938 in Pikeville, NC. She was the daughter of the late James Sauls Sr. and Ruby Pope Sauls.
A graveside service will be held 4:00 p.m., Thursday, June 11, 2020 in Pinecrest Cemetery, Warsaw, NC.
Mrs. Jones is survived by a son, Charles Adrian Jones, Jr. and wife, Lori of Texas; daughter, Andrea Sauls Massey and husband, Allan of Arizona; five grandchildren, Chuck Marlin Adolfs, J. T. Jones, Rebecca Oceguera, Allie Jones, and Madilynn Rose Jones; two great grandchildren, Avianna and Zackary Oceguera. She is also survived by three brothers, Jimmy Sauls and wife, Betty of Warsaw, Jack Sauls of Warsaw, and Leon “Punk” Driver and wife, Audrey of Wilson, NC; and two sisters, Edith Ann Futrell and husband, Bobby of Pikeville, NC and Joyce Hedgepeth of Virginia.
In addition to her parents, Mrs. Jones was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Adrian Jones, Sr.
Magnolia - Teresa Diane Kinsey Williams, passed away June 3, 2020 at her home. Mrs. Williams was born June 26, 1956 in Wayne County, NC to George and Mary Lou Bennett Kinsey.
Diane is survived by her husband, Keith Williams of the home; sons, Phillip Williams and wife, Lynette of Clinton, James Kevin Williams and wife, Jordan of Warsaw; daughters, Crystal W. Smith and husband, Craig of Pink Hill and Ashley W. Grady and husband, Ben of Kenansville; brothers, Dwight Kinsey of Magnolia and Jerry Kinsey of Warsaw; sister, Jeanette Croom and husband, Earl of Florida; grandchildren, Sara Beth Ellis and husband, Norri, Emily Green, Jordan Williams, Harrison Williams, Lily Williams, Lakyn Smith, Sladyn Smith, Jaxon Smith, Griffin Williams, Graylee Williams, Mason Grady and Hunter Grady.
In addition to her parents, Diane was preceded in death by brother, Larry Kinsey.
A memorial service will be held 11:00am Saturday, June 6, 2020 at Community Funeral Home Chapel. A visitation will follow the service.
The family request that in lieu of flowers, memorial donations in her memory be made to Remnant Community Church, 401 N. Norwood St., Wallace, NC 28466.
Magnolia - Joe Douglas “Doug” Malone, 48, passed away, Saturday May 30, 2020 at New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington, NC. Mr. Malone was born November 2, 1971 in Duplin County to Grace G. Malone and the late Clarence Thomas Malone.
A visitation will be held 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Tuesday, June 2, 2020 at Community Funeral Home of Warsaw, Inc. A funeral service will be held 2:00 pm, Wednesday June 3, 2020 in Community Funeral Home Chapel with burial to follow in Devotional Gardens.
Doug is survived by his loving wife, Rhonda W. Malone of Magnolia; beloved daughters, Ashley Renee Blanton and husband, Charles Aaron of Teachey and Jo Dee Malone of Magnolia; two grandchildren, Nicholas Scott and Addison Nicole Blanton; sister, Ginger Hall and husband, Lee Roy of Magnolia; and three brothers, Clarence Thomas “Tommy” Malone and wife, Benji of Teachey, Daryle Scott Malone of Magnolia, Michael Paul Malone of Wallace.
Doug was preceded in death by his father, Clarence Thomas Malone.
We encourage everyone to be mindful of good social distancing practices when attending services.
Kenansville - Glenora Ann Tomberlin Stepp, 75, passed away Monday, May 25, 2020 at her home. Mrs. Stepp was born June 7, 1944 in Spartanburg County, SC to the late Samuel Preston Tomberlin and Margaret Chapman Tomberlin.
Mrs. Stepp is survived by her husband, Zan Stepp of the home, daughters, Tonda S. Strickland and husband, Jerry of Kenansville, NC and Zana S. Willis and husband, Ben of Jacksonville, NC; three grandchildren, Brenna Willis, Laura Ashley Strickland and Alyssa Strickland.
In addition to her parents, Mrs. Stepp was preceded in death by brother, Preston Tomberlin.
All services will be private.
The family request no flowers but memorials may be made to Pet Friends of Duplin County, P. O. Box 152, Wallace, NC 28466 in Glenora Stepps memory.
Rose Hill - Helen Ann Griffin Rouse, 91, passed away Friday, May 22, 2020 at The Garden of Rose Hill. Mrs. Rouse was born September 13, 1928 in Duplin County, NC to the late George Oliver Griffin and Helen Eakins Griffin.
A graveside service will be held 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, May 26, 2020 in Fussell Cemetery. We ask all attendee to be mindful and practice good social distancing.
Mrs. Rouse is survived by daughters, Judy R. Jones and husband, Glenn of Rose Hill, Nancy Skipper of Viladia, GA; three grandchildren, Amy Jones and fiancé, Brian Cavenaugh, Sommer Jones and fiancé, Dion Graham and April Skipper; two great grandchildren, Autumn and Austin Mattox; one great-great granddaughter, Karsyn Lnn Smith; and brother-in-law Hugh Rouse and Stella of Rose Hill.
In addition to her parents, Mrs. Rouse was preceded in death by husband, Chester Joseph Rouse; brother, Leonard W. Griffin; sisters, Dorothy Fussell and Laurie Maughan and great grandson, William Mattox.
Kenansville - Dorothy Arlene Potter Kornegay, 73, passed away Wednesday, May 20, 2020 at her home. She was born July 19, 1946 in Duplin County, NC to the late John Daniel Potter and Ada Mae Pate Potter.
Dorothy is survived by her loving husband, Donald Kornegay of the home; daughter, Tonya K. Bostic of Kenansville; grandchildren, Kyle Bostic, Daniel Bostic and wife, Stephanie, Shelia Bostic, Keith Bostic; great grandchildren, Luke Bostic, Elijah Bostic, Emmanuel Bostic, Shaun Carlton, Zoie Bostic, Jake Bostic. She is also survived by sisters; Shelva Jean Brock of Kenansville, Rachel Holland and husband, Billy of Warsaw; sister-in-law, Cynthia Potter of Kenansville; brother-in-law, Billy Ray Chambers, Sr.
In addition to the parents, she was preceded in death by son-in-law, Ronnie Bostic, brother, Tommy Potter; sister, Addie Chambers, and brother-in-law, Jack Brock.
Due to Covid-19, a private service and burial will be held. Family and friends may come by the funeral home to view and sign the register 10am - 5pm Thursday, May 21, 2020.
Turkey-Sam Hill Williams, III, 72, of Turkey passed away Saturday morning May 16, 2020.
Mr. Williams was born in Pitt County to the late Sam Hill Williams, II and Mary Jones Williams Taylor.
A private service will be held due to the rules and regulations of Covid 19.
Mr. Williams is survived by sons, Timmy Williams and Warren Williams of Turkey; grandchildren, Allen Williams and wife, Jillian, Samantha Nethercutt and husband, James Jena Grace Williams and Allyson Williams; great grandchildren Everly Nethercutt and Wyatt Williams.
In addition to his parents Mr. Williams was preceded in death by wife, Shirley Matthews Williams, sister, Mary Ann Matthis and step-father Ceness Taylor.