Ilse Mages Rouse, 79, of Kinston, NC, passed away peacefully surrounded by her three sons on Friday, August 16, 2019, at the age of 79. Service will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Monday, August 19, 2019 at Rivermont Baptist Church, with visitation to follow immediately after. A private burial service will be held Tuesday, August 20, 2019 at Pinelawn Memorial Park.
Jerry Ronald Daughety, 72, of Kinston passed away Wednesday, August 14, 2019 at his home.
Visitation will be held at Southwood Memorial Christian Church Friday, August 16, 2019 from 6:00pm-8:00pm. Funeral will be held at Southwood Memorial Christian Church Saturday, August 17, 2019 with Pastor Andrew Shue officiating at 11:00am. Burial will follow at Pinelawn Memorial Park.
Lafayette “Fate” Smith, 95, passed away Monday, July 22, 2019. A service to celebrate and honor Fate’s life will be held Friday, July 26, 2019 at 11 a.m. from Rouse Funeral Home. Burial with military honors will be held at Westview Cemetery.
Eris Elizabeth Rouse Bias was on born March 3, 1923 and died July 19, 2019. She was 96 years old. As per her wishes, there will be no services. She will be buried next to her husband at Highland Memorial Park in Ocala, Florida.
Clyde Clifton Dunham Jr, 86, passed away July 8, 2019 at the North Carolina Veteran’s Home in Kinston. A memorial service will be held Thursday, July 11, at 6:30 p.m. at 902 Church with Pastors Andrew Shue and Amos Sykes officiating. Visitation to follow. Burial will be at a later date. Donations can be made to Southwood Memorial Christian Church Dunham Music Fund, Southwood Volunteer Fire Department or The G.I. Joe Museum.
NEWPORT - Gale Marie Smith Turner peacefully passed away Tuesday, July 2, 2019. Gale was born in Lenoir County to Lafayette Smith and Marie Ewell Spears on February 9, 1952. A service to celebrate and remember Gale’s life will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Friday, July 5, 2019, at Rouse Funeral Home, with Pastor Robbie Strickland officiating. Interment will be private at Westview Cemetery.
Gisele O. Owens, 94, passed away on Thursday, June 13, 2019. A Funeral Mass will be held Friday at 10 am at Holy Spirit Catholic Church. Private interment will in Pinelawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends Thursday at Edwards Funeral Home from 6 to 7 pm, with a rosary service at 7 pm.
James Henry Griffin, 88, of Kinston passed away Monday, June 10, 2019 at the NC State Veterans Home. Funeral service will be held at Bethel Baptist Church, Thursday, June 13, 2019 at 6:00pm with visitation to follow. Graveside service will be held at Westview Cemetery, Friday, June 14, 2019 at 11:00am.
Nellie “Nell” Faye Buck Jones, 78, of Kinston, passed away Tuesday, May 28, 2019, at UNC Lenoir Healthcare. Visitation will be held 6:00 p.m., Sunday, June 2, 2019 at Garner Funeral Home. Funeral service will begin at 7:00 p.m., with Danny Oliver officiating. Graveside Service will be held 2:00 p.m., Monday, June 3, 2019, at Pinelawn Memorial Park.
La Grange – Raymond “Ray” Amyette, 64, passed away on Wednesday, May 1, 2019 after a brief illness. A memorial service will be held on Sunday, May 5th at 4 pm in the Edwards Funeral Home Chapel. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
Adam Thomas Hobbs, 22, of Kinston NC died from suicide on Saturday, April 13, 2019. A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Saturday, April 27, 2019 at 2 p.m. at Fairfield Park Gym in Kinston, NC.
Timothy “Tim” Lee Cole, 71, conquered life on April 17, 2019. A service to remember and celebrate Tim’s life will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, April 22, 2019, at Rouse Funeral Home. A time of visitation and fellowship will follow the memorial service. A private family inurnment will be held at Eastern Carolina State Veteran’s Cemetery.
Ella Marie Eubank Jones, 84, of Kinston passed away on Friday, April 5, 2019, at UNC Lenoir Health Care. Visitation will be held 6:00 – 8:00 p.m., Monday, April 8, 2019, at Howard-Carter Funeral Home. Funeral service will be held 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, April 9, 2019, at Howard-Carter Funeral Home with Pastor Allen Stocks officiating. Graveside service will follow at Pinelawn Memorial Park.
Reid Whitford White, Jr., 72, of Kinston, passed away on Saturday, March 23, 2019 at home. Visitation will be held from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Howard-Carter Funeral Home on Tuesday, March 26, 2019. Entombment will be held at a later date.
Marie Faircloth Shelton, “Gee” to her grandchildren, 93, passed away Tuesday evening at Kitty Askins Hospice in Goldsboro after a period of declining health. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, March 22, 2019 at Queen Street United Methodist Church with Reverend Karl Grant and Reverend Bill Gattis. Interment will follow at Pinelawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends and family at the home of her son Woody and wife Sue, 4873 Bryan Hardy Rd, La Grange, NC after 6:00 p.m. Thursday evening.
Deborah (Debbie) Ann Hill, 61, died Friday, March 15, 2019 at Vidant Medical Center in Greenville, NC. Family visitation will be held Tuesday, March 19, 2019 from 6:00 - 8:00 pm at Edwards Funeral Home. The funeral service will be at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, March 20, 2019 at Westminster United Methodist Church with the Reverend Dena White officiating. A private burial will be held in Westview Cemetery.
Rebecca Louise Rogers Walker, age 71, unexpectedly passed away Friday, March 1, 2019 in her home. A memorial service will be held at Grace Fellowship Church in Kinston, Tuesday, March 5, at 11:00 a.m. Visitation and a celebration of life will be held immediately afterwards at the Kinston Country Club.
Charles Earl Smith, 58, of Kinston passed away on Saturday, February 16, 2019 at Vidant Medical Center in Greenville. Memorial service will be held 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, February 20, 2019 at Garner Funeral with Evangelist James Burkett officiating.
The Lenoir County Board of Commissioners will hold a Strategic Planning Retreat in September and they have developed an easily accessible survey so residents can have a greater voice in the strategic planning process.