Obituary - Adam Hobbs

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.

Obituary - Timothy L. Cole

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.

Obituary - Ella Marie Eubank Jones

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.

Obituary - Marie Faircloth Shelton

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.

Obituary - Deborah (Debbie) Ann Hill

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.

Obituary - Mary Louise Ikner Harper Boone

Mary Louise Ikner Harper Boone, 94, of Kinston passed away on Friday, January 25, 2019 at Greendale Forrest in Snow Hill. Visitation will be held from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Monday, January 28, 2019 at Garner Funeral Home. Funeral service will begin at 2:00 p.m. with Brother James Tyndall officiating. Burial will be held following the funeral service at Westview Cemetery.

Obituary - William “Willie” Boyd Stroud

William “Willie” Boyd Stroud Jr., 56, of Kinston, passed away on Thursday, January 17, 2019. Funeral service will be held 6:00 p.m. Saturday, January 19, 2019 at Garner Funeral Home with Pastor Lynwood Jones officiating. Visitation will be held following the funeral service. Graveside service will be held 2:00 p.m. Sunday, January 20, 2019 at Trenton City Cemetery.

Obituary - Lena Edith Philyaw Jenkins

Lena Edith Philyaw Jenkins, 91, of Kinston passed away on Sunday, January 13, 2019 at Kitty Askins Hospice Center in Goldsboro. Visitation will be held 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, January 15, 2019 at Garner Funeral Home. Funeral service will be held following the visitation at 1:00 p.m. with Reverend Jimmy Horne officiating.

Obituary - Forries L. Dawson

Forries Lincoln Dawson, 89, of Kinston, passed away on Tuesday, January 8, 2019. Forries was born February 12, 1929 in Lenoir County to the late Edwin Dawson and Ollie Benton Dawson. A time of visitation and fellowship will be held Saturday, January 12, 2019 from 12-1 p.m. at Rouse Funeral Home with a memorial service to follow at 1 p.m.

Obituary - Rev. Daniel Brian Cromer

Rev. Daniel Brian Cromer, loving husband, father, brother and pastor, was welcomed home into the arms of Jesus on Saturday, January 5, 2019. Dan was born on January 13, 1952 in Louisville, Kentucky to William R. and Lois S. Cromer, who preceded him to heaven. A service to celebrate Dan’s life will take place at Spilman Memorial Baptist Church, 601 W. Madison Street, Kinston, North Carolina, on Friday, January 11, 2019, at 2 p.m. Family will greet visitors in the church fellowship hall following the worship service.

Obituary - Charles W. Smith

This is the story of Charles Wesley Smith, Sr, which begins in the year 1912. No, Charles was not yet in this world, but without the union of his parents, Quincy Adams Smith and Mamie Irene Croom Smith, this story would never exist. They married at the home where Charles was born and raised, along with his fifteen siblings. When there are sixteen children to care for, everyone was responsible for the other. This responsibility created the foundation of his steadfast love for his entire family.