Magnolia - Miriam Tucker Quinn, 96 passed away peacefully on June 14, 2019 at Harmony Hall in Kinston, NC. Miriam was born on May 20, 1923 to the late Julius and Florence Tucker and was a lifelong resident of Magnolia, NC. She was married to Bertice Quinn for 46 years before his passing in 1994. She is also preceded in death by two of her three brothers, Hubert and Paul Tucker.
A proud homemaker and farmer’s wife, Miriam’s life was centered around the care and well being of her family. Miriam and Bertice worked hard to build their life together while raising four children. Miriam a devoted mother, grandmother and great-grandmother enjoyed cooking and family gatherings. She had a love for gardening, puzzling and watching UNC Tarheels play basketball. Miriam will be remembered for her kind heart, thoughtfulness to others and her delicious southern cooking.
She is survived by her four children, Sandra Quinn of Kinston, Elva Quinn of Magnolia, Caron Bailey and husband, Ted of Faison and Errol Quinn and wife, Brett of Magnolia, her seven grandchildren, Caroline Pressly and husband, Robert of Kinston, Seth Quinn and wife, Amber of Magnolia, Carmon Short and husband, Eric of Rose Hill and Zachary Quinn of Magnolia, Jeremy Henderson of Kenansville, Makenzie Acock of Goldsboro and Devon Acock of Magnolia her nine great-grandchildren, Ryder and Piper Cate Pressly of Kinston, Owen Quinn of Magnolia and Quinn and Preston Short of Rose Hill, Bentley Henderson, Brantley Henderson, and Caylee Henderson of Kenansville, and Silas Parker of Goldsboro as well as her brother, Victor Tucker and wife Judy of Warsaw.
A special thank you to Harmony Hall and Brian Center caregivers for their compassion, friendship and skilled assistance during Miriam’s illness.
A graveside service will be held 2:00 p.m., Sunday, June 16, 2019 in Devotional Gardens, Warsaw, NC. The family will greet family and friend following the service at the cemetery.
Rev. Ronnie Ezzell will officiate the service. Seth Quinn, Zachary Quinn, Eric Short, Robert Pressly, Ryder Pressly, and Ellis Tucker will serve as pallbearers.
Jacksonville - Shirley Jean Page, 72, passed away Tuesday, June 11, 2019 at her home in Jacksonville, NC. Mrs. Page was born April 4, 1947 in Wilmington, NC to Ervin David Howell and Emma Fales Howell.
A service will be held 2:00 pm, Monday, June 17, 2019 at Tar Landing Baptist Church, Jacksonville, NC. Burial will follow the service in Onslow Memorial Park. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the church.
Mrs. Page is survived by son, Daniel Wade Mitchell and wife, Amanda of Grantham, NC; daughter, Shirley Denise Jarvis of Jacksonville, NC; half sister, Jamie Marie Altizer and husband, Charles, Orange Park, FL; four grandchildren, Jessica Walker, Mary E. Walker, Johnathon Taylor Mitchell, and Jessica Wallace; two great grandchildren, Jamie N. Walker and Max T. Walker and numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, Mrs. Page was preceded in death by husband, James Merritt Page.
Rose Hill - Alvin Harold Bass, 65, of Jacksonville and Rose Hill passed away Wednesday, June 5, 2019 at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. Mr. Bass was born November 14, 1953 in Duplin County to Alvin Joe Bass and Edna Mathis Bass.
A memorial service will be held at 11:00am Friday, June 7, 2019 at Mt. Zion Presbyterian Church in Rose Hill. A visitation will follow the service.
Mr. Bass is survived by son, Christopher Bass; daughter- in- law, Crystal Norris; parents, Alvin Joe Bass and Edna M. Bass; special friend, Pam Sanderson Merritt; brother, Gary Bass, grandchildren, Parker Sandlin, Zachary Brinson, Alexis Blanchard, Dominick Bass and Jordan Bass.
Mr. Bass was preceded in death by wife, Juanita B. Bass.
Goldsboro - Margaret Barnette Newsome, 83, passed away Tuesday, May 28, 2019 at her home. Mrs. Newsome was born May 12, 1936 in Duplin County, NC to Donnie Lewis Barnette and Mary Ruth Stroud Hare.
A funeral service will be held 7:00 p.m., Thursday, May 30, 2019 in Community Funeral Home Chapel with visitation following the service. A graveside service will be held 11:00 a.m., Friday, May 31, 2019 in Devotional Gardens, Warsaw, NC.
Mrs. Newsome is survived by two sons, William Donnie Best and wife, Linda of Goldsboro, David Glenn Best of Mount Olive; four daughters, Mary “Kay” Powell and husband, Ken of Calypso, Vicki Taylor and husband, Timmy of Albertson, Traci Best of Goldsboro and Crystal McCullen and husband, Donald of Goldsboro. She is also survived by two half-sisters, Gloria Southerland of Warsaw, Diana Buford and husband, Jesse of Mount Olive; 11 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren, and 6 great great grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, Mrs. Newsome was preceded in death by husband, Billy Ray Newsome; son, Elwood Gerald Best; half sister, Mary Whaley and two great grandchildren, Noah Kornegay and Ella Kornegay.
West Monroe, LA - Pauline Massey Cooke, 92, formerly of Warsaw, passed away Thursday, May 23, 2019 at Landmark Nursing Home and Rehabilitation, West Monroe, LA. Mrs. Cooke was born November 16, 1926 in Smithfield, NC to William Henry Massey and Avie Woodard Massey.
A graveside service will be held 10:00 a.m., Saturday, June 1, 2019 in Devotional Gardens, Warsaw, NC.
Clinton - Cecil Blackmon Hall, 69, of Clinton passed away Monday, May 27, 2019 at Sampson Regional Hospital. Mr. Hall was born in Wayne County July 8, 1949 to the late Blackmon Avant Hall and Nimmie Elizabeth Cruse Hall.
A visitation will be held at 1:00pm Thursday, May 30, 2019 at Community Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held at 2:00pm Thursday, May 30, 2019 at Community Funeral Home Chapel. Entombment will follow in the Devotional Gardens Mausoleum.
Mr. Hall is survived by wife, Judy Allen Hall of the home; daughters, Rebecca Higgins and husband, Greg of Athol, MA and Macy Larios-Medina and Carlos of Miami, FL; brothers, Larry Hall and wife, Christine of Leland and Kerry Hall and wife, Teresa of Warsaw; sisters, Annette Faircloth and Nancy Simmons and husband, Allen all of Clinton; ten grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Disabled American Veterans or St. Jude Childrens Hospital.
Wallace - Joyce Batchelor Cavenaugh, 84, of Wallace passed away Saturday, May 18, 2019 at Lenoir Assisted Living in Pink Hill. Mrs. Cavenaugh was born in Onslow County April 2, 1935 to the late John Henry Batchelor and Sarah Lena Batchelor.
A funeral service will be held at 7pm Monday, May 20, 2019 at Community Funeral Home of Rose Hill. Visitation will follow the service. Burial will be at 11:00am Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at the Henderson Family Cemetery at Pin Hook.
Mrs. Cavenaugh is survived by son, Timothy Guy Cavenaugh and wife, Sheila of Wallace; daughter, Nenia DeFrancis and husband, Donnie of Wallace; brother Troy Batchelor and wife, Annette of Richlands; grandchildren, Angela DeFrancis, Audrey Barnhill and husband, Jake, Kyle DeFrancis, Thomas Karsten, Keith Karsten and wife, Jade; great grandchildren, Kinley Barnhill, Kolton Barnhill and John Karsten; brother-in-law Leamon Cavenaugh and wife, Mildred; sister-in-law Shirley Cavenaugh; special friend, Barbara “Mary” Corbett.
In addition to her parents, Mrs. Cavenaugh was preceded in death by husband, Homer Guy Cavenaugh and brother, John Love Batchelor and wife, Helen.
Warsaw - James Harold Matthis, 89, passed away Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at The Garden’s of Rose Hill. Mr. Matthis was born December 24, 1929 in Duplin County, NC to Doctor Leroy Matthis and Eva Boney Matthis.
A graveside service will be held 11:00 a.m., Friday, May 17, 2019 in Devotional Gardens.
Virginia Beach, VA - Roger Edwards Belch, 79, passed away Monday, May 6, 2019 at Heritage Hall in Virginia Beach, VA. Mr. Belch was born January 30, 1940 in Colerain, NC to Zeddic Albert Belch and Ida Lee Edwards Belch.
Mr. Belch is survived by son, Roger E. Belch, II and wife, Heather of Hobbsville, NC; daughters, Connie Lois Sykes of Virginia Beach, VA, Renee Cegelis of Ohio, Janet Britt and husband, Danny of Virginia Beach, VA.; eight grandchildren, Melissa Legg, Jason Sykes, Jay Sykes, Roger Belch, III, Zachary Belch, Brianna Belch, Jacob Belch, and Shelby LeeAnn Belch; three great grandchildren, Caitlin Legg, J. J. Sykes and Autumn Lillie Legg; and sister, Shirley Cob.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Belch was preceded in death by his wife, Shelby Jean Zachary Belch.
A funeral service will be held 11:00 a.m., Friday, May 10, 2019 at Community Funeral Home of Warsaw, Inc. with burial following the service in Devotional Gardens.
Kenansville - Leona Jackson Brinson, 99, passed away Friday, April 26, 2019 at The Magnolia in Clinton, NC. Mrs. Brinson was born November 14, 1919 in Duplin County to James Hopkins Jackson and Lucy Brinson Jackson. She is the widow of Maurice Brinson.
She is survived by son, James Brinson of Winchester, Va. and daughter, Nadine B. Blanton, Clinton, NC. She is also survived by grandchildren, Christa Bass and husband Eddie and Stephen Blanton; great grandchildren, Ashley Bass and Matt Bass and wife, Shey and great-great grandchildren, Talen and Layla, also many nieces and nephews.
Visitation will begin at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, April 30, 2019 at Community Funeral Home of Warsaw. A funeral service will follow at 3:00 p.m. in Community Funeral Home Chapel.
In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to: Bitty and Beau’s Coffee, ABLE to Work USA 336 Stradleigh Rd Wilmington, NC 28403 or online via https://www.bittyandbeauscoffee.com/