Rose Hill - Eglantine Wilborn Zirkli, 99, of Rose Hill passed away Monday, January 28, 2019 at her home. Mrs. Zirkli was known to her friends as “Tine”. Tine was born in Person County, August 21, 1919 to the late James William Wilborn and Kathryn Hawkins Murray Wilborn.
Tine is survived by son, Kenneth H. Bailey, Jr.; daughters, Cynthia “Cindy” Bailey Watson and husband, Ebern T. Watson, Jr. and Kathryn Knox Bailey Olsen and husband, Bernie Olsen; grandchildren, Symanthia Rae Watson, Ebern T. Watson III “Tripp”, Aimee Kathryn Watson Green, Emily Kathryn Wibberley, Molly Amelia Wibberley, Erin Amanda Wibberley; great grandchildren, Jordan Montgomery Green, Sage Bryan Wibberley, Bella Rose Wibberley and Kody Evers Radford.
Tine was preceded in death by husbands, Kenneth H Bailey and Adnan Zirkli, sisters, Ophelia W. Horton, Ora O’Briant, Evelyn Wilborn; brothers, Marion Wilborn, Earl Wilborn, Bluford Wilborn, Arch Wilborn.
Service arrangement will be posted later.
Kenansville - Elizabeth Jewel Johnson Torrans Taylor, 84, of Kenansville passed away Saturday, January 19, 2019 at Kitty Askins Hospice Center in Goldsboro. Mrs. Taylor was born in Sampson County March 20, 1934 to the late Amos Johnson and Maggie Edwards Johnson. Mrs. Taylor was the co-founders and President of the Duplin County Association of Retarded Citizens (ARC).
A funeral service will be held 4:00pm Monday, January 21, 2019 at the Warsaw Baptist Church with visitation to follow. A private entombment will be held on Tuesday, January 22, 2019 at Devotional Gardens.
Mrs. Taylor is survived by husband, Charles Taylor of Kenansville; daughters, Telza T. Quinn of Warsaw, and Kim Matthis of Mt. Olive; grandchildren, Seth Quinn and wife, Amber, Carmon Short and husband, Eric, Zachary Quinn and Taylor Morrison and husband, Matthew; great grandchildren, Owen Quinn, Preston Short and Quinn Short; sister, Iska Killette of Warsaw and a host of nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, Mrs. Taylor was preceded in death by first husband, Samuel E. Torrans, daughter, Edwina Torrans; brothers, J. D. Johnson, George M. Johnson, Worth Johnson, Carlos Johnson and Lloyd Johnson; sisters, Doris Warren and Madeline Merritt.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to NC Baptist Men, P. O. Box 1107, Cary, NC 27512 designated Disaster Relief or 3HC, 2402 Wayne Memorial Dr., Goldsboro, NC 27534
Warsaw - Dallas Ray Foss, 26, passed away Saturday January 12, 2019. Mr. Foss was born August 10, 1992 in Duplin County to Michael Eugene Foss and Mary Ann Boone Foss.
A memorial service will be held 6:00 p.m., Thursday, January 17, 2019 at Community Funeral Home of Warsaw, with visitation follow the service.
Dallas is survived by his parents, Michael Foss of Mount Olive, NC and Mary Ann Foss of Warsaw; brother, Michael Elwood Foss of Mount Olive; nieces, Addison Foss of Warsaw and Raygan King of Seven Springs, Lil Sis, Charly Doran of Warsaw and many special kids and numerous friends.
The family sincerely appreciates the generous outpouring of love, support and donations that have been given in Dallas' honor. Through the generous donations made the full cost of funeral expenses have been covered.
Kenansville - Nathan Earl Whaley, 82, of Kenansville passed away Thursday, January 10, 2019 at Vidant Duplin. Mr. Whaley was born March 29, 1936 in Duplin County to the late John Herman Whaley and Ella Williams Whaley.
A visitation will be held from 7 to 9 pm Sunday, January 13, 2019 at Community Funeral Home of Warsaw. A funeral service will be held 2:00pm, Monday, January 14, 2019 at Community Funeral Home of Warsaw. Burial will follow in the Devotional Gardens.
Mr. Whaley is survived by wife, Dorothy B. Whaley of the home; daughters, Rebecca W. Green and husband, Vince of Kenansville, Ella Faye W. Smith and Significant Other, Rodney Turner of Pink Hill and Renay W. Rocha and husband Jose of LaGrange; grandchildren, Lee Blackburn, Valerie Green, Amie Branthoover, Patrick Green; great grandchildren, Hayden Cody, Makensie Blackburn, Mikel Cody, Emma Blackburn, Jenna Cody, Nathan Crumpler, and Ava Cody; sisters, Mary Lou Brock of Warsaw, Peggy Ann “Lottie” Houston of Kenansville and Betty Wallace and husband Dan of Albertson.
Rose Hill - Joseph Edward Robinson, Jr., 68, passed away Monday, January 7, 2019 at New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington, NC. Mr. Robinson was born February 12, 1950 in Sampson County, NC to Annette Hood Robinson and the late Joseph Edward Robinson.
Mr. Robinson is survived by wife, Emma Gautier Robinson of the home; son, Joseph “Joey” Edward Robinson, III; brother, Steve Robinson and wife, Mary Jo of Wallace; mother, Annette Hood Robinson; nieces and nephews, Danielle Strickland and husband, Phillip of Roseboro, Katie Robinson of Wallace, Harper Ann Strickland of Roseboro, Claire Reid Strickland of Roseboro and Connor Sullivan of Wallace.
A funeral service will be held 6:00 p.m., Thursday, January 10, 2018 in Community Funeral Home Chapel, Rose Hill, NC. Visitation will follow the service.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The Wallace Church of God, c/o Barbara Hatcher, 308 River Road, Wallace, NC 28466.
James E. Holloman, 82, passed away Monday, January 7, 2019 at Universal Heathcare in Fuquay Varina, NC. Mr. Holloman was born June 7, 1936 in Duplin County, NC to the late Perry Holloman and Estelle Thompson Holloman.
Visitation will be held 1:00 - 2:00 p. m., Thursday, January 10, 2019 at Community Funeral Home of Warsaw, Inc. Funeral services will begin at 2:00 p. m. in Community Funeral Home Chapel, with burial will follow Faison Cemetery, Faison, NC.
He is survived by two daughters, Pamela Holloman Bagwell and her spouse Jerry Marshall Bagwell of Garner, and Tanna Holloman Rhew and her spouse John Rhew who reside in Raleigh.
He also leaves memories to cherish to two granddaughters, Ashli Bagwell Dunlow and her spouse Scott Dunlow of Garner, Blair Evans Wilkes and her husband Jason Wilkes of Clayton and grandson Blake Evans and wife Amber Evans of Angier; 6 great grandchildren, Evan, Landon and Madison Dunlow, Jamison Wilkes and Tegan and Anderson Evans and a long time special friend, Ethel Kirkland of Wallace.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Holloman is preceded in death by his, wife, Janelle King Holloman, brother, Kenneth Malcom Holloman and sister, Nellie (Nell) Holloman Godwin.
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.