Patricia "Patsy" Hill Smith, 76, passed away Thursday, June 17, 2021 at UNC Hospital in Chapel Hill, NC. Patsy was born April 1, 1945 in Wilson, NC to the late Seth and Josephine Kannon Hill.
A graveside service will be held 2:00 p.m., Monday, June 21, 2021 in Devotional Gardens, Warsaw, NC.
Patsy is survived by son, Seth Smith of Warsaw; two grandsons, Jonah Joseph Bigelow and Hunter H. Smith; sister, Judy Sellers of Wilmington, nephew, Anthony Sellers of Hampstead, niece Allison F. Simmons of California and numerous cousins.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by husband, Woodrow "Skeet" Smith and sister, Betty Joe Fonvielle.
On Wednesday, June 9, 2021, William Lethco Wrenn, III, of Warsaw, NC passed away at the age of 75. Lethco was born August 17, 1945, to the late William L. Wrenn, Jr., and Jean Kelly Wrenn of Fuguay-Varina, NC.
Lethco is survived by his wife of 45 years, Kathryn Powell Wrenn, of Warsaw and his two sons, William L. Wrenn, IV, of Warsaw and Matthew K. Powell Wrenn and Allison B. Kornegay of Wilmington, NC. He leaves behind two grandchildren whom he adored, William Rivers Wrenn and Anna Kathryn Wrenn of Cary, NC. Also surviving are brothers Kelly D. Wrenn and Clyde F. Wrenn.
Lethco was a graduate of Campbell University and East Carolina University. He retired from the North Carolina Community College System after a career in adult education. In 1980 he became the proud recipient of the Order of the Long Leaf Pine for his outstanding service to the State of North Carolina.
As an avid basketball player, Lethco was known in high school as the “Fuquay Flash” because of his basketball talent. His talent allowed him to play basketball at Campbell as well. Not only was he a basketball player, but he also served as a basketball coach for several years. Lethco enjoyed collecting, traveling, helping people in need, gardening, and spending time with family. His passion later in life was spending time with his grandchildren.
Through his hobbies and career he fostered many friendships across the country. Lethco was the kind of man who never met a stranger and always made a friend. He will be dearly missed by his family, friends, and community.
Visitation will be Friday, June 11, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Warsaw Baptist Church. A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, June 12, at 2 p.m. Burial will be in Devotional Gardens.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: William and Kathryn Wrenn Scholarship c/o James Sprunt Foundation, P. O. Box 398, Kenansville, NC 28349 or Charity Rebuild Center, 1333 W. Charity Road, Rose Hill, NC 28458.
Kenneth Earl Lane, 56, of Salemburg passed away unexpectedly Sunday, June 6, 2021 at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. Earl was born in Wayne County to the late William Edward Lane and Joyce Faye Overbee Lane.
Earl was fun loving, loved cats and was generous to a fault. He loved motorcycles and love to ride. His favorite pass time was talking and he never met a stranger. He was hard working and could do a little of almost everything. He was good at grilling out and feeding the masses. The latest soft spot in his heart was for his cabin in the woods that had always been his dream.
A visitation will be held at Community Funeral Home of Warsaw Wednesday, June 9, 2021 from 2 to 4 pm. At 4 pm a graveside service will be held at Pinecrest Cemetery in Warsaw.
Earl is survived by brother, Eddie Lane and wife, Debbie of Pikeville and most special significant other, Jeanie Frederickson of Salemburg.
In addition to his parents, He was preceded in death by his wife, Wren Frederick Lane.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Tram Road Animal Hospital, 56 Tram Road, Clinton, NC 28328.