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.
Rose Hill - George Robert Dickson, 88, passed away Friday, September 27, 2019 at his home. Mr. Dickson was born March 24, 1931 in Duplin County, NC to the late Robert Bruce and Catherine Carr Dickson.
Visitation will be held 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, October 1, 2019 at Mt. Zion Presbyterian Church, a funeral service will follow at 11:00a.m. and burial will conclude the service in Rockfish Church Cemetery in Wallace.
Mr. Dickson is survived by son, Wade Dickson of Rose Hill and sister, Martha Bynum of Raleigh.
Mr. Dickson was preceded in death by wife, Rachel Casey Dickson; son, Robert Bruce Dickson, II; brother, David Dickson, and sister, Frances Pearl D. Jenkins.
Warsaw-Betty Joe Page, 68, of Warsaw passed away suddenly Friday, September 13, 2019 at Vidant Duplin. Miss Page was the daughter of the late Mr. Joseph (J. C.) Page and Elizabeth Hines Page.
A funeral service will be held 3:00pm Wednesday, September 18, 2019 at the Warsaw Presbyterian Church. Burial will follow in Devotional Gardens. A visitation will be held at 2:30pm at the Warsaw Presbyterian Church.
Betty Joe is survived by uncle, J. H. Hines of Kenansville; cousins, Thomas Hines (Evalyn) of Wilmington, James Hines (Brenda) of Apex, Catherine Strange (Charlie) of Utah, Ann H. Lewis of Chapel Hill, John Hines of Charleston, SC and Samuel Hines (Laura) of Charleston, SC.
Rose Hill-Betty Lou Simpson Brown, 89, of Rose Hill passed away Thursday, September 12, 2019 at the Lower Cape Fear Hospice Center of Wilmington. Mrs. Brown was born in Duplin County January 8, 1930 to the late Maude Norris Simpson and Murphy Julian Simpson.
A funeral service will be held at 2:00pm Sunday, September 15, 2019 at Dobson Chapel Baptist Church. Burial will follow in the Golden Grove Cemetery in Kenansville. A visitation will be held at 1:00pm prior to the service.
Mrs. Brown is survived by sons, John L. Brown and wife, Loretta of Nashville, TN, Kenneth R. Brown and wife, Patricia of Rose Hill and Stephen P. Brown of Rose Hill; daughters, Sharon Kay Brown of Raleigh and Debra Brown Kinne and husband, Morgan of Hampstead; brothers, Joseph Avin Simpson and wife, Brownie of Beulaville, Harold Simpson and wife, Judi of Mobile, AL and Jerry Simpson and wife, Gwen of Beulaville; grandchildren, Kristen Hartmann, Kelsey Brown Nunn, Erica Brown Edwards, Russell Kinne and Ian Brown; great grandchildren, Corey Hartmann, Meagan Hartmann Sansom, Morrough Hartmann, Sadie Edwards, Oliver Edwards and Ada Nunn; great great-grandchildren, Kinleigh Sansom and Matthew Sansom.
In addition to her parents, Mrs. Brown was preceded in death by husband, Russell Parker Brown, and brother and sister-in-law Delano Simpson and wife, Nancy.