Warsaw - Johnny Carlton, 71, died Wednesday January 2, 2019 at Vidant Duplin Hospital. Mr. Carlton was born May 7, 1947 in Duplin County, NC to Ward House Carlton and Mildred Gurley Carlton.
Visitation will held 10:00 a.m., Saturday, January 5, 2019 at Duplin County Club, with a funeral service following at 11:00 a.m. Burial will conclude the service in Devotional Gardens.
Mr. Carlton is survived by wife, Connie A. Carlton of the home; son, Mitchell Ron Carlton and wife, Brooke of Virginia Beach, VA; daughter, Leigh Ann Carlton of Warsaw; four grandchildren, Summer Michelle Carlton, D J Morrisey, Kaylin Carlton Lewis and husband, Garrett, and Ashleigh Parkin. He is also survived by brother, William Rex Carlton of Warsaw; and sister, Debbie Baker and husband, George of Warsaw.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Carlton was preceded in death by son, Michael Carlton, brother, Henry Carlton and step-brother, Bobbie Bizzell.
Emma Ola Boney Tucker, 98, of Magnolia, NC died December 31, 2018 at The Gardens of Rose Hill. She was a long-time member of Magnolia Baptist Church.
Visitation will be at Magnolia Baptist Church January 2, 2019, 1 pm followed by funeral service at 2 pm. Burial will follow at Devotional Gardens, Warsaw, NC.
Survivors include three sons Ellis B Tucker and wife, Betty; Russell E. Tucker and wife, Geraldine and Dan Tucker and wife, Debbie; 7 grandchildren, Dr. Jody T. Sepich and husband, Dr. Chris, Jason E. Tucker and wife, Ashley, Mike Aldridge, Jerri Houston and husband, Mark, Danna Kaye Tucker, Beth Grundell and Rebecca LaRoux and husband, Steve; 9 great-grandchildren, Grayson Speich, Lila Sepich, Bradley Tucker, Matthew Tucker, Wesley Aldridge, Hailey Aldridge, Dr. Melaine Sanders and husband, Tyler, Bradley Houston and Lottie LaRoux; 1 great-great grandchild, Reese Sanders.
She was preceded in death by her husband Hubert E. Tucker; parents Chancy and Foye Boney; brother Evis “Boss” Boney; sister Elizabeth B. Godbold and Metta B. Greene.
Warsaw - Ren Reid Smith James, 87, passed away Saturday, December 22, 2018 at Rex Hospital. Mrs. James was born November 28, 1931 in Duplin County, NC to Arthur Robert Smith and Trecy Mozingo Smith.
A memorial service will be held 3:00 p.m., Friday, December 28, 2018 in Community Funeral Home Chapel, with visitation following the service. There will be a private family burial.
Mrs. James is survived by sons, Donald James and wife, Darlene and Melvin W. James and special friend, Janice all of Warsaw; sisters, Evelyn Johnson of Warsaw and Christine Smith of Zebulon; sister-in-law, Martha James of Wilmington. She was also survived by four grandchildren, Melvin W. James II and wife, Hannah, Trecinda James Kinsey and husband, Darrell, Stephen Daniel James, and Jessica James Whitman and husband, Eric and seven great grandchildren, Taylor Avery James, Olivia Madison James, Isabella Grace James, Aaron Lee Kinsey, Michael Lee Kinsey, Emma Joy Kinsey, Renlea Elizabeth Whitman.
In addition to her parents, Mrs. James was preceded in death by husband, Norwood James and two sisters, Dora Andrews, Dorothy Nichols.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: Bowden Community Church, Beverly Taylor, 552 Bill Clifton Road, Faison, NC 28341.
Warsaw - Fannie Powell Harris Montgomery, 102, passed away on December 23, 2018 at Mary Gran Nursing Home in Clinton, NC.
A funeral service will be held 11:00 a.m., Saturday, December 29, 2018 at Community Funeral Home of Warsaw, burial will follow in Devotional Gardens. A visitation will be held one hour prior to the service.
She is survived by her son, James (Jim) Harris and wife, Odette; daughter-in-law, Betty M. Harris; seven grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren, and 10 great-great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her late husbands, Clarence Harris and Robert Montgomery, her son, Clarence Melvin (Mel) Harris, parents, Remus and Malissie Powell and a granddaughter, Sharon Young, seven brothers, and one sister.
Warsaw - Amber Danielle Jones Sharek, 33, passed away early Friday, December 21, 2018. Mrs. Sharek was born January 23, 1985 in Wayne County to Michael Edwards Jones and Tamatha “Tammy” Lynn Pollard Gurley.
Mrs. Sharek is survived by three sons, Talon Michael Jones, Logan Williams Sharek and Brayden Gage Sharek all of Warsaw; parents, Michael Edward Jones of Goldsboro and Tamatha “Tammy” L. Gurley and husband, Lester of Warsaw; brother, Michael Edward Jones, II of Goldsboro; two step brothers, Corey Alan Gurley and Jamel Wilson of Warsaw; sister, Holly Lynn Jones of Warsaw; two step sisters, Christina Lea Gurley Gonzalez and husband, Brandon of California and Stephanie Leigh Hall of Princeton.
A funeral service will be held 3:00 p.m., Sunday, December 23, 2018 at Calvary Baptist Church, with burial following the service in Pinecrest Cemetery, NC. Visitation will begin 2:00 p.m., at the church.
Mary Armstrong “Ginger” Pate, 76, passed away Tuesday, December 11, 2018 at Kitty Askins Hospice Center in Goldsboro, NC. Mrs. Pate was born August 19, 1942 in Duplin County, NC to the late Eddie Frank Armstrong and Betty Pope Armstrong.
Mrs. Pate is survived by sons, Everette Cecil “Boo” Pate, Jr. and wife, Rebecca and Kenneth Earl “Brove” Pate and wife, Dee all of Turkey, NC; four grandchildren, Nicholas Colby Pate, Timothy Ryan Pate, Jason Earl Pate, and Jonathan Ryan Pate and wife, Katie; and one great granddaughter, Gracelynn Aubrey Pate. She is also survived by brother, William “Buddy” Dempsey Armstrong of Warsaw and sisters, Betty Lou “Pig” Byrd of Turkey, Nell Carter of Bowden, and Doris Lee of Warsaw.
In addition to her parents, Mrs. Pate was preceded in death by husband, Everette Cecil Pate and sister, Elizabeth "Sally" Armstrong Haney.
A funeral service will be held 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, December 12, 2018 at Community Funeral Home of Warsaw, visitation will follow the service. A graveside service will be held 11:00 am, Thursday, December 13, 2018 in Pinecrest Cemetery, Warsaw, NC.
Warsaw-James Boyd Merritt of Warsaw passed away, Saturday, November 17, 2018 at Vidant Inpatient Hospice in Greenville. Mr. Merritt was born, March 3, 1931 in Duplin County to the late Ralph DeLeon Merritt and Lila Mae Spell Merritt.
A funeral service will be held 1:00pm Saturday, November 24, 2018 at Community Funeral Home of Warsaw. Entombment will follow at Devotional Gardens.
Mr. Merritt is survived by his wife, Jeannette P. Merritt of Warsaw; son, James Boyd Merritt, II of Warsaw; daughter, Terri Merritt of Winston Salem; grandchildren, Zhana Merritt and Caden Merritt.
Faison - Linda DeLuca Taylor, 75, passed away Tuesday, November 13, 2018 at Vidant Medical Center in Greenville, NC. Mrs. Taylor was born January 14, 1943 in Cumberland County, NC to the late Milton Deluca and Louise Hatch DeLuca.
Mrs. Taylor is survived by children, Pam Beach and husband, Trent of Tennessee, David Batts and wife, Tammy of Warsaw, and Kristy Brinson of Faison; ten grandchildren, Celeste Beach, Candace Beach, Trent Beach, Jr., Zach Beach, Corey Batts, Dalton Batts, Ashley Parker, Taylor Brinson, Amy Townsend, and Josh Lasiter and one great granddaughter, Jovi Jeffress. She is also survived by sister, Karen P. Archer and husband, Jerry of South Carolina.
In addition to her parents, Mrs. Taylor was preceded in death by husband, Sam Taylor; brothers, Milton Charles DeLuca and Steven Eric DeLuca.
Visitation will be held 2:00 p.m., Friday, November 16, 2018 at Community Funeral Home of Warsaw, Inc. A funeral service will follow at 3 p.m. in Community Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will conclude the service in Devotional Gardens.
Flowers welcome or memorial donations may be made to Bowden Community Church c/o Kristy Brinson, 597 Taylor Town Road, Faison, NC 28341.
Faison - Ceness Leon “Teeny” Taylor, Jr., 90, died Wednesday, October 31, 2018 at Mary Gran Nursing Center in Clinton, NC. Mr. Taylor was born July 22, 1928 in Duplin County, NC to the late Ceness Leon Taylor and Velma Mozingo Taylor.
A graveside service will be held 2:00 p.m., Friday, November 2, 2018 at Celestial Memorial Gardens in Vanceboro, NC.
Mr. Taylor is survived by step-son, Sam H. Williams and wife, Shirley of Turkey; sister, Mary Murphy; sister-in-law, Linda Taylor of Faison; four step-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Taylor was preceded in death by wife, Mary W. Taylor; step- daughter, Mary Ann Matthis; brother, Samuel Taylor; and sister, Ghaynelle Garner.
Warsaw - Sue Debnam Johnson, 89, died Tuesday, October 30, 2018 at Vidant Duplin Hospital. Mrs. Johnson was born July 3, 1929 in Johnston County, NC to the late Warrick Debnam and Mary Bailey Orr Debnam.
A memorial service will be held 11:00 am, Friday, November 2, 2018 at Warsaw Presbyterian Church. Everyone is invited to a reception and visitation following the service at the church.
Mrs. Johnson is survived by son, George McDonald Johnson, Jr. of Warsaw; daughter, Nina J. Carter of Raleigh; five grandchildren, George M. “Don” Johnson, III and wife, Lori, Charlotte Bradshaw, Michael Wade Johnson and wife, Susan, Barbara McGee and husband, Keith and Susan Carter Pendse; eighteen great grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, Mrs. Johnson was preceded in death by husband, George McDonald Johnson.
In lieu of flowers memorial may be made to: Warsaw Presbyterian Church, P. O. Box 863, Warsaw, NC 28398.