Warsaw - Mary Eleanor Hughes Rackley, 72, died Thursday, July 18, 2019 at Vidant Duplin Hospital in Kenansville, NC. Mrs. Rackley was born October 11, 1946 in New Hanover County, NC to Robert Hughes Jr. and Mary Elizabeth Branch Hughes.
Visitation will be held 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.,Tuesday, July 23, 2019 at Community Funeral Home of Warsaw, Inc. A funeral service will be held 4:00 p.m., Wednesday July 24, 2019 in Community Funeral Home Chapel with burial to follow in Calypso Cemetery.
Mrs. Rackley is survived by husband, Archie Rackley of the home; two sons, Michael Dale Flinta and Brenda Wooldridge of Mount Olive, Calvin Eugene Flinta of TX; three daughters, Tanya Marie Rackley and David Wayne Thompson of Goldsboro, Lisa Ann Elliot and Mark Faucette of SC and Jennie Kornegay and husband, Willie of Goldsboro; 14 grandchildren, Jennifer Terry, Sirrena Elliott, Savannah Best, Mark Best, D J Thompson, Hunter Thompson, Jayden Jones, Dakota Thompson, Alex Flinta, Ray Woolridge, Nikita Woolridge, Carrie Rico, T J Flinta, and Logan Flinta. and 8 great grandchildren. She is also survived by brother, Donnie Ray Hughes of Wilmington and three sisters, Shelia Ann Loftin and husband, Steve of Wilmington, Catherine Leadman of Wilmington and Rose Capps and husband, James of Goldsboro.
Magnolia - Carol Jeanne Pate Baker, 64, passed away Tuesday, July 16, 2019 at her home. Carol was born June 30, 1955 in Sampson County, NC to Maurice Pate and Frances Harris Pate.
A memorial service will be held 11:00 am, Saturday, July 20, 2019 at Magnolia Baptist Church.
Mrs. Baker is survived by her husband, Stanley Earl Baker of the home; sisters, Anne Frances Pate of Hendersonville, TN, Paula Dixon Pate Case and husband, Terry of Roseboro,NC, and Margaret Wood Pate Bryant of Fayetteville, NC.
Carol was preceded in death by sister, Victoria Lee Pate.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Magnolia Baptist Church, P. O. Box 96, Magnolia, NC 28453 or Pet Friends of Duplin, P. O. Box 152, Wallace, NC 28466.
Warsaw - Mable Cummings English, 97, of Warsaw, passed away on Saturday, July 13, 2019. She was born on May 26, 1922, in Beulaville, NC, to Marshall and Ida Jackson Cummings. Her husband, Steven English, preceded her in death in 1965. She was a member of New Hope Baptist Church for 68 years.
She is survived by four children; Jimmie (late Gracie) of Warsaw; Linda (Buddy) Pope of Wallace; Amery (Barbara) of Charleston, SC; and Betty of Raleigh.
Six grandchildren: Treva (Stephen) Williamson, of Kenansville; Jeff (Laura) Pope, of Wake Forest; Jerry Pope of Wilmington; Christy George of Morganton, WV; April (Bobby) Sullivan, of Wake Forest; and Steven (Chrissy) English, of Ravenel, SC;
Nine great-grandchildren: Stephene Williamson of Kenansville; James David (Nikki) Williamson of Warsaw; Paul Williamson of Kenansville; Mary Sullivan, Robert Sullivan, Catherine Pope, and Virginia Pope, all of Wake Forest; Catelyn and Hayden George of Morganton, WV;
One great-great grandchild: Brantley Williamson, Kenansville.
Visitation with the family will be held at Community Funeral Home, Warsaw, NC, on Tuesday, July 16th, at 1pm prior with a funeral service at 2pm. Burial will follow at Devotional Gardens in Warsaw.
In lieu of flowers donations/memorials can be made to New Hope Baptist Church 4246 New Hope Church Rd., Turkey, NC, 28393 or Vidant Home Health & Hospice, 750 South Kenansville Bypass, Kenansville, NC 28349.
Rose Hill, NC - Angelina Calzada Camacho, 75, passed away July 1, 2019 at her home. Angelina was born January 7, 1944 in Luquillo, Puerto Rico to Angel Calzada and Felicita Robles Torres.
Mrs. Camacho is survived by her loving husband, Victor Camacho of the home; beloved children, Eddie Camacho of Magnolia, Victor Camacho, Jr. and wife, Terryce of Magnolia and Alice C. Bland and husband, Keith of Magnolia; and sister, Celeste Ramirez Calzada. She is also survived by seven grandchildren, Ray Camacho, Victoria Camacho, Matthew Bland, Alexis Bland Beall and husband, Paul, Frankie Camacho, Amber Camacho, and Brandon Camacho.
A memorial service will be held 2:00 p.m., Saturday, July 6, 2019 at Dobson Chapel Baptist Church, with visitation following the service.
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.