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Sanders Funeral Home

Our Response to COVID-19
EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY- MARCH 23, 2020
As we are faced with the growing effects of the Coronavirus Pandemic (COVID-19), Sanders Funeral Home is dedicated to abiding by the guidelines of the NC Board of Funeral Services along with the Center for Disease Control Prevention (CDC) to prevent the unintentional spread of germs.
In an effort to protect the health and safety of our families, the community, and staff as well, Sanders Funeral Home pursuant to Executive Order issued by Governor Roy Cooper on March 23, 2020, gatherings of 50 or more are prohibited in an inside or outside enclosed space. Know that every effort will be made to protect our families as we schedule our Services. We will discuss all available options with our families and collectively decide the best and most safe option.
In addition to best practice procedures and legal sanitation requirements already in place here at Sanders Funeral Home, we have incorporated the following guidelines by the World Health Organization (WHO) and Center for Disease Control Prevention (CDC) to prevent the unintentional spread of germs:

Cleaning hands with antibacterial soap and warm water for 20 seconds

Practicing social distancing

Requiring anyone exhibiting symptoms of illness to stay at home

Thoroughly cleaning hard surfaces and high-traffic areas

Limiting physical contact such as hugging, shaking hands, kissing on cheeks, and etc.

This is a difficult time for our nation and the families we serve as the COVID-19 virus continues to spread across the states. Sanders Funeral Home is more than obliged to answer questions and concerns regarding services to memorialize the death of your loved ones.
If you have any questions, we may be contacted at (919) 934-8416 or sandersfuneralhome@yahoo.com

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Our Obituaries

Luis Flores

September 6, 1962 - October 24, 2021


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Kianna Ciera Williams

October 8, 1987 - October 23, 2021

Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic restrictions, all attendees must wear a mask whether attending the viewing or the services. No Exceptions. Visitation: Sunday, October 31 12:30 PM to 1:00 PM A Touch From Above Faith Center 654 Main St. Wilson's Mills, NC 27593 Funeral Service: Sunday, October 31 1:00 PM A Touch From Above Faith Center 654 Main St. Wilson's Mills, NC 27593
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James Atlas Burnette

February 4, 1964 - October 23, 2021


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Stanley Alan Jones

October 12, 1936 - October 23, 2021


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Mable Anderson Goodman

April 1, 1940 - October 16, 2021

Visitation: Friday, October 22 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM Sanders Funeral Home Chapel 806 E Market St Smithfield, NC 27577 (919) 934-8416 Graveside Service: Saturday, October 23 12:00 PM Piney Green Cemetery 2937 W. Darden Rd. Newton Grove, NC 28366
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Eusebio Rodriguez-Montoya

August 14, 1981 - October 15, 2021

Visitation: Friday, October 22 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM Parish Center 4057 U.S. 70 Business Clayton, NC 27520 Funeral Mass: Friday, October 22 11:00 AM Saint Ann Catholic Church 4057 US - 70 Bus Clayton, NC, NC 27520 Interment: Friday October 22 Sunset Smithfield, NC 27577
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Donald Ray McMillan , Sr.

August 10, 1959 - October 15, 2021

Visitation: Tuesday, October 19 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM Sanders Funeral Home Chapel 806 E Market St Smithfield, NC 27577 (919) 934-8416 Viewing : Wednesday, October 20 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM Temple Of Praise Pentecostal Church of Deliverance 306 East. Second Street. Kenly, NC 27542 Funeral Service: Wednesday, October 20 11:00 AM Temple Of Praise Pentecostal Church of Deliverance ...
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Roberta Granados Martinez

May 8, 1934 - October 12, 2021


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Joyce Payne

June 16, 1951 - October 10, 2021


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Vickie Lynn Alt

April 24, 1966 - October 5, 2021


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Lina Mae Altman

June 19, 1920 - September 30, 2021

Visitation: Wednesday, October 06 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM Sanders Funeral Home Chapel 806 E Market St Smithfield, NC 27577 (919) 934-8416 Wake: Thursday, October 07 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM Western Assembly Disciples 9766 U.S. 701 Newton Grove, NC 28366 (910) 594-0397 Funeral Service: Thursday, October 07 1:00 PM Western Assembly Disciples 9766 U.S. 701 Newton Grove, NC 28366 ...
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RayéShawn Monta Hodges

January 3, 2004 - September 29, 2021

Visitation: Friday, October 15 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM Johnston Central Alumni Center 1110 Massey St Smithfield, NC 27577 Funeral Service: Friday, October 15 1:00 PM Johnston Central Alumni Center 1110 Massey St Smithfield, NC 27577
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Edward Eugene Marrow

January 5, 1990 - September 26, 2021


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Landus Woodrow Terry

February 25, 1925 - September 26, 2021

Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic restrictions, all attendees must wear a mask whether attending the viewing or the services. No Exceptions. Visitation: Thursday, September 30 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM Sanders Funeral Home Chapel 806 E Market St Smithfield, NC 27577 (919) 934-8416 Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic restrictions, all attendees must wear a mask whether attending the viewing or the...
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Elizabeth Marie Pollard Vilchis

December 15, 1953 - September 25, 2021

Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic restrictions, all attendees must wear a mask whether attending the viewing or the services. No Exceptions. Funeral Service: Sunday, September 26 3:00 PM Sanders Funeral Home Chapel 806 E Market St Smithfield, NC 27577 (919) 934-8416
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Patricia Anne Johnson Watson

September 20, 1953 - September 25, 2021

Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic restrictions, all attendees must wear a mask whether attending the viewing or the services. No Exceptions. Funeral Service: Thursday, September 30 12:00 PM Shiloh Christian Church 211 Durham St. Smithfield, NC 27577 Interment: Thursday, September 30 Living Hope Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery Lucama, NC
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Michael Decarius Patterson

February 14, 1953 - September 24, 2021

Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic restrictions, all attendees must wear a mask whether attending the viewing or the services. No Exceptions. Visitation Friday, October 01 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM Sanders Funeral Home Chapel 806 E Market St Smithfield, NC 27577 (919) 934-8416 Interment Wednesday, October 06 2:00 PM Eastern Carolina Veterans State Cemetery 164 Long Plant Farm Rd. Goldsboro, NC
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Diane Claretta Whitley Ferrell

July 24, 1954 - September 22, 2021

Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic restrictions, all attendees must wear a mask whether attending the viewing or the services. No Exceptions. Visitation: Sunday, September 26 12:30 PM to 1:00 PM First Missionary Baptist Church 810 Durant St. Wilson's Mills, NC 27593 Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic restrictions, all attendees must wear a mask whether attending the viewing or the services. No...
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Debra Jean Morgan

April 3, 1963 - September 14, 2021

Visitation: Friday, September 24 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM Sanders Funeral Home Chapel 806 E Market St Smithfield, NC 27577 (919) 934-8416 Graveside Service: Saturday, September 25 2:00 PM Johnston Piney Grove Baptist Church 1691 Barber Mill Rd Clayton, NC 27520
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Agnes Marie Bryant Hinton

April 8, 1959 - September 12, 2021

Agnes Marie Hinton (62), gained her wings on Sunday, September 12, 2021 at Johnston Health of Clayton, NC. Agnes Marie Hinton received her education from the Johnston County Public School System, graduating from South Johnston High School where she was involved in several sports such as track and softball. Throughout her life she enjoyed working at J.R. Outlets in Selma, NC. She also love to...
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Christian Hopper

January 14, 2002 - September 11, 2021

Obituary Christian James (CJ) Hopper was born on January 14, 2002 as the second child to Ms. Cynthia Hopper of Bronx, NY and Mr. Izell James (Jimmy) Hopper ll of Dayton, OH. From his earliest days, it was easy to see that Christian would one day become a strong and lovable man. He grew up in Johnston County, North Carolina and was very proud to be a southern boy. Fun was definitely in his DNA as...
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Bryan Mendoza Lara

February 16, 1999 - September 11, 2021

Visitation Friday, September 17 8:00 PM to 10:00 AM Family's Home 2113 N. Webb St. Apt A. Selma Selma , NC 27576 Graveside Service Saturday, September 18 11:00 AM Selma Memorial Gardens Selma, NC 27576
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Andres Lopez Perez

February 17, 1974 - September 10, 2021

Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic restrictions, all attendees must wear a mask whether attending the viewing or the services. No Exceptions. Visitation Saturday, September 25 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM Sanders Funeral Home Chapel 806 E Market St Smithfield, NC 27577
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Edward Canterbury, Jr.

April 6, 1947 - September 7, 2021


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Bennie Smith, Jr.

May 21, 1960 - September 7, 2021

Bennie Vernon Smith, Jr. was born on May 21, 1960 in Johnston County. He was born to the late Bennie V. Smith, Sr. and Lillie Beatrice Smith of the home in Clayton, NC. Bennie graduated from Clayton High School, Class of 1979 Bennie Leaves to mourn(sister) Renee Marcella Smith Goldsboro, NC. (Brother) Rodney (Lavonia) Smith, Winston- Salem, NC. (Sister) Rhonda Kay Smith of the home. Two Foster...
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Kaltau Kamon Brown

November 1, 1974 - September 5, 2021

Kaltau Kamon Brown better known as Tootie Boot was born in Osceola, Arkansas on November 1, 1974. He was called home on September 5, 2021. He will proceed in death along side both sets of grandparents and his baby brother, Quinton Brown. He leaves behind a special friend, Crystal Mitchell of Zebulon, NC. He also leaves behind his father Luther and mother Erie Brown of Four Oaks, NC. 5 kids,...
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Brian Jones

November 3, 1975 - September 3, 2021

Brian was my older brother, almost 10 years in fact. In my earliest memories of him, he was that silly older brother who could make the best noises; he had Donald duck down perfectly and would always be able to get me laughing like a child. Our father Daniel Sr passed away when I was 6 and Brian was 16 so there is a gap where Brian went to live with his mother. Thanks to social media, we grew...
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Lashonda Renee Dobbins Knight

October 13, 1976 - September 1, 2021

Walk Through Viewing Only (not to exceed 10 people at once): Tuesday, September 07 1:00 PM to 7:00 PM Sanders Funeral Home Chapel 806 E Market St Smithfield, NC 27577 (919) 934-8416 Funeral Service Wednesday, September 08 2:00 PM Shiloh Christian Church 211 Durham St. Smithfield, NC 27577 Interment Wednesday, September 08 Price Cemetery Selma, NC
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Dierda Delores Clements

November 4, 1994 - August 30, 2021

Visitation: Saturday, September 04 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM Faith Center 654 Main St. Wilson's Mills, NC 27593 Funeral Service: Saturday, September 04 2:00 PM Faith Center 654 Main St. Wilson's Mills, NC 27593 Interment: Saturday, September 04 Pleasant Grove Cemetery Morphus Bridge Rd, Wendell, NC 27591
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Victor Hugo Blanco Mier

April 1, 1976 - August 27, 2021

Visitation: Friday, September 03 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM St. Ann's Catholic Church 4057 U.S. 70 Business Clayton, NC 27520 Funeral Mass: Friday, September 03 1:00 PM St. Ann's Catholic Church 4057 U.S. 70 Business Clayton, NC 27520
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Mattie Vivian Hill Williams

August 10, 1928 - August 27, 2021

Vivian H. Williams was the youngest of seven children born to Rev. Winfred Steward Hill and Mattie Harvey Hill. She was born in Elizabeth City, North Carolina on August 10, 1928, Sunset August 27, 2021. Vivian always loved being in the church. As the story goes, she as a young child would hold her own church service singing and preaching. She met her lifelong partner, Bennie Williams, through an...
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Johnnie Lee Lassiter

February 25, 1935 - August 24, 2021

Johnnie Lee Lassiter was born on February 25, 1935, to the late Wiley Lassiter and Mary Ellen Edmundson Lassiter in Wayne county, North Carolina. After a brief illness, Johnnie was called home to be with his Lord and Savior on August 24, 2021, in Smithfield, NC. Johnnie as a child was affectionately called "Bud". After losing his mother at the age of 6, Johnnie lived with his father and his...
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Orlando Portano-Olea

February 24, 2002 - August 22, 2021

Funeral Mass: Friday, August 27 3:00 PM St. Ann's Catholic Church 4057 U.S. 70 Business Clayton, NC 27520 Visitation: Friday, August 27 7:00 PM to 8:00 AM Family's Home 2504 Hula Ct. Trl 43, Raleigh, NC 27610 Interment: Saturday, August 28 Price Cemetery Selma, NC
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Jeremy Sheltone Hinton

February 17, 1986 - August 21, 2021


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Anselmo Autunez Nunez

October 9, 1959 - August 21, 2021

Visitation: Saturday, August 28 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM Sanders Funeral Home Chapel 806 E Market St Smithfield, NC 27577 (919) 934-8416 Graveside Service: Sunday, August 29 10:00 AM Sunset Smithfield, NC 27577
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Otis Junior Giles

October 7, 1964 - August 17, 2021

Otis Junior Giles was born October 7, 1964 and departed his life on August 17, 2021. He was born to Gladys Smith and Bobby Giles of Benson, NC. Otis was preceded in death by his mother, Gladys Smith and his brother, Roger Smith. Otis grew up in Benson, NC and attended South Johnston High School in the 80s. He later met and married the love of his life of 35 years. He attended God's House of...
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Erieka Denise Lamberth

November 15, 1984 - August 13, 2021

Visitation: Thursday, August 19 1:00 PM to 7:00 PM Sanders Funeral Home Chapel 806 E Market St Smithfield, NC 27577 (919) 934-8416 Graveside Service: Friday, August 20 11:00 AM Forest Hill Clayton, NC 27520
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Carlos Silva

March 1, 1971 - August 10, 2021

Visitation: Friday, August 13 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM Sanders Funeral Home Chapel 806 E Market St Smithfield, NC 27577 (919) 934-8416 Funeral Mass: Saturday, August 14 11:00 AM St. Ann's Catholic Church 4057 U.S. 70 Business Clayton, NC 27520
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Homer Grimes , Jr.

January 21, 1937 - August 7, 2021

Funeral Service: Friday, August 13 12:00 PM First Baptist Church 202 S 4th St, Smithfield, NC 27577 Interment with Military Honors: Friday, August 13 Riverside Cemetery Smithfield, NC 27577
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Susie Lee Alford

November 25, 1959 - August 7, 2021

Visitation Monday, August 16 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM Sanders Funeral Home Chapel 806 E Market St Smithfield, NC 27577 (919) 934-8416
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Jose Elias Andrade Munguia

July 20, 1943 - August 2, 2021

Elias Andrade, 78, of Smithfield, NC, formerly of Morristown, NJ passed away on August 2nd at Johnson Medical Center after a valiant battle with lung cancer. Relatives and friends are invited to attend the visitation service which will be on Friday, August 6th from 6:30-9:30pm at the Sanders Funeral home in Smithfield, North Carolina. All Visitors are encouraged to wear face coverings. ...
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Fernando Camillo "Pee Wee" Williams

September 9, 1960 - July 26, 2021

Walk Through Viewing Only (not to exceed 10 people at once): Monday, August 02 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM Sanders Funeral Home Chapel 806 E Market St Smithfield, NC 27577 Visitation: Tuesday, August 03 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM Bentonville Disciple Church 8566 Devils Racetrack Rd Four Oaks, NC 27524 Funeral Service: Tuesday, August 03 1:00 PM Bentonville Disciple Church 8566 Devils...
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Tracy Yvette Harris

March 11, 1971 - July 24, 2021

Memorial Service: Saturday, July 31 11:00 AM Shiloh Christian Church 211 Durham St. Smithfield, NC 27577
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Larry Donnell Stevens

June 25, 1953 - July 19, 2021

Visitation: Thursday, July 22 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM Sanders Funeral Home Chapel 806 E Market St Smithfield, NC 27577 (919) 934-8416 Interment with Military Honors: Friday, July 23 12:00 PM Eastern Carolina Veterans State Cemetery 164 Long Plant Farm Rd. Goldsboro, NC
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Ciara Nicole Gee

November 19, 2000 - July 18, 2021

Message from Chancellor: Passing of Beloved Eagle Ciara Gee By Chancellor Johnson O. Akinleye Posted July 19, 2021, 4:37 PM Dear NCCU Community: I am saddened to inform you of the passing of beloved Eagle Ciara Gee, 20, a junior kinesiology major. Ciara passed away on Sunday, July 18, 2021, in a tragic car accident. A native of Raleigh N.C., Ciara was known to be a positive influence...
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Johnny Lewis Holliday

September 2, 1959 - July 15, 2021

God gave him his first breath on September 2, 1959, and allowed him his last breath on July 15, 2021. Johnny Lewis Holliday was born to the late Henry Louis Holliday and Janie Mae Holliday on September 2, 1959, at Good Hope Hospital in Erwin, North Carolina. He is preceded in death by both parents and a son Mitchell Lewis Holliday. Johnny attended Benson Chapel Church at an early age. Later...
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Tyrone Lajuan Butts

March 20, 1983 - July 14, 2021

Graveside Service: Friday, July 23 3:00 PM New Generation Christian Church 4423 Wilson Mill Rd Wilson Mills, NC 27593 Interment: Friday July 23 Godette Cemetery Havelock, NC
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Ricky Bunn

August 22, 1962 - July 6, 2021

Visitation Saturday, July 10 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM Sanders Funeral Home Chapel 806 E Market St Smithfield, NC 27577 (919) 934-8416
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Ceasar "CB" Barley Frierson , Jr.

December 19, 1953 - July 2, 2021

Visitation: Saturday, July 10 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM First Missionary Baptist Church 500 South Pollock Street Selma, NC 27576 Funeral Service: Saturday, July 10 11:00 AM First Missionary Baptist Church 500 South Pollock Street Selma, NC 27576 Interment: Saturday, July 10 Hood Family Cemetery Smithfield, NC
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Tebria Janee Frazier

October 23, 2002 - June 28, 2021

Funeral Service: Wednesday, July 07 2:00 PM Temple Baptist Church 1250 S. Pollock St. Selma, NC 27577 Interment: Wednesday, July 07 Sunset Memorial Smithfield, NC 27577
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Annie Latoya Gay

October 20, 1980 - June 28, 2021

Visitation Monday, July 05 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM Sanders Funeral Home Chapel 806 E Market St Smithfield, NC 27577 (919) 934-8416 Wake Tuesday, July 06 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM Shiloh Christian Church 211 Durham St. Smithfield, NC 27577 Funeral Service Tuesday, July 06 1:00 PM Shiloh Christian Church 211 Durham St. Smithfield, NC 27577 Interment Tuesday July 06 Sunset ...
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Alexander Robert Harlee, Jr.

September 14, 1940 - June 26, 2021

The Obituary God gave him his first breath on September 14, 1940. God allowed him his last breath on June 26, 2021, at 10:30 am at The Oaks at Whitaker Glen-Mayview Pruitt in Raleigh NC. Alexander Robert Harlee, Jr was born to the late Alexander, Sr and Lula Clark Harlee on September 14, 1940. At an early age, he joined Martin Street baptist church. He attended JW Ligon HS...
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Luis Alonso Amador Lagos

September 11, 1956 - June 25, 2021

Visitation: Wednesday, June 30 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM Sanders Funeral Home Chapel 806 E Market St Smithfield, NC 27577 (919) 934-8416 Graveside Service: Thursday, July 01 11:00 AM Price Cemetery Selma, NC
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James Dixon

August 31, 1934 - June 25, 2021

Mr. James Dixon was born August 31, 1934, in Wilson, North Carolina to the late Sylvester and Lula Mae Dixon. He departed this life on Friday, June 25, 2021, at his home in Clayton, NC surrounded by his family. Mr. James was preceded in death by his parents, Sylvester Dixon and Lula Mae Dixon, his late wife Ida Mae Dixon, his daughter Angela D. Dixon, three sisters Katie Rossen, Barbara ...
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Annette Lee

October 16, 1930 - June 24, 2021

The Obituary Annette Watson Lee was born in Smithfield, North Carolina on October 16, 1930, to Vera Watson and George W. Thomlinson. She departed this life on Thursday, June 24, 2021, in Wilson County Memorial Hospital. Annette attended Johnston County Public Schools and graduated in June 1949. Annette married the late Alphonso Lee on December 6, 1951. Shortly thereafter, they left North Carolina...
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Eula Pearl Carter

June 7, 1928 - June 22, 2021

There was a Great Roll call in Heaven Monday, June 22, 2021, for those who had reached the finishing line from earth to heaven. Eula Watson Carter's name was on that roll. Eula was born June 7, 1928, to the late Reverend James Galloway and Meta H. Watson. She was the fourth child of nine siblings. She was preceded in death by four brothers (Alonzo Watson Sr, Onslow Watson, James Galloway ...
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Andrew " Big Joe" Lynn Edwards

July 23, 1962 - June 21, 2021

Andrew Lynn Edwards (Big Joe) of 603 Temple Street Selma, N.C passed away on Monday, June 21, 2021. Andrew is the son of late Robert Ernest and Blossie Mae Edwards of Selma, N.C. Andrew is survived by one son, Andrew Lynn Edwards III, a longtime partner Shirley McFadgen for 40 years, eleven siblings: Jacqueline E. Jones, Ernestine Edwards, Raiford L. Edwards, Ralph L. Edwards, Lucy Edwards...
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Vivian Bryant Shepherd

March 28, 1941 - June 20, 2021

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of Vivian Bryant Carpenter Shepherd, 80, of Selma, NC. Mrs. Shepherd passed away Sunday, June 20, 2021, in Raleigh, NC at UNC Rex Hospital. Arrangements have been entrusted to RL Sanders Funeral home, Smithfield, NC. Mrs. Shepherd was born on March 28, 1941, in Wayne County, NC to the late Willie Norman and Penina Bryant. She was employed by...
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Frank Aaron "Shine" Blackshell , Jr.

November 29, 1960 - June 19, 2021

Frank (Shine) Aaron Jr. was granted his angel wings on June 19, 2021 at Wake Memorial Hospital, in Raleigh North Carolina. Frank was born November 19, to the late Mae Berry Blackshell and Frank Aaron in Smithfield, North Carolina. He attended Smithfield-Salma High School, where he was a graduate in the class of 1980. Frank went on to continue his education at Elizabeth City State University,...
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Tomegue Nickell Lassiter

January 11, 1973 - June 18, 2021

Tomegue Nickell Lassiter (Meeka) was born January 11, 1973, in Johnson County to the late Alice Lassiter Stokes and Isaiah Dawes. Meeka transitioned from earth to heaven on Friday, June 18, 2021, in Smithfield at UNC Johnston Health. Meeka attended Smithfield Selma High School in Smithfield, NC (C/O 1991) She worked in the home health field until her health declined. Meeka was preceded in...
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Gary Edmundson

January 30, 1968 - June 16, 2021

After a strong and fearless fight, God called Gary Edmundson to His eternal rest on Wednesday, June 16, 2021, at Johnston UNC Health Hospital in Smithfield, NC. Gary Edmundson was born January 30, 1968, in Micro, NC to the late JamesEdmundson and Beatrice Stewart Edmundson. Gary received his early education from Micro Elementary School and received his high school diploma from North...
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Corey Stanley Sanders

August 26, 1989 - June 12, 2021

Corey Stanley Sanders transitioned unexpectedly this earthly life on Saturday, June 12, 2021. Corey was the youngest of five children born to John and Karen Sanders on August 26, 1989 in Garner, North Carolina. During his formative years, he attended schools in the Wake County Public School System and graduated high school from Friendship Christian School, Raleigh, NC. Corey's maternal and...
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Flossie Mae Williams Avery

October 10, 1918 - June 10, 2021

Many women have done wonderful things…but a woman who fears the LORD, shall be praised. Proverbs 31:29-30 On Thursday afternoon, June 10, 2021, God looked down from above and touched our dearly beloved Fossie. God saw that she was getting tried, so He gently closed her loving eyes and whispered "Peace Be Thine" Flossie Mae Williams Avery was born on October 10, 1918, in Johnston County to the...
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Mariame Robinson

February 24, 1948 - June 8, 2021

Visitation: Thursday, June 24 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM St. Augustine's Catholic Church 1419 V. St. NW Washington, DC Funeral Mass: Thursday, June 24 11:00 AM St. Augustine Catholic Church 1419 V. St. NW Washington, DC 27576
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Charles Aaron Lee

January 25, 1945 - June 8, 2021

Funeral Service: Sunday, June 13 12:00 PM Red Hill United Church of Christ 10412 Buffalo Rd Clayton, NC 27527 Interment: Sunday, June 13 Lee Family Cemetery Selma, NC
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James Aaron Joyner , Sr.

November 11, 1947 - May 29, 2021

lnterment with Full Military Honors Friday, June 04 12:00 PM Eastern Carolina Veterans State Cemetery 164 Long Plant Farm Rd. Goldsboro, NC
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Barry "Slim" Cottle

November 12, 1971 - May 28, 2021

Memorial Service: Saturday, July 10 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM Sanders Funeral Home Chapel 806 E Market St Smithfield, NC 27577 (919) 934-8416 Barry W. Cottle was born on November 12, 1971, to Jimmy Wright Cottle and Vickie Mae Capps Coats. He departed this earthly life on May 28, 2021. After attending school, Barry worked most of his life in construction until he relocated to Columbia, SC....
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William Roby Bryant

July 10, 1938 - May 28, 2021


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Sylvester Williams

October 9, 1952 - May 26, 2021

Graveside Service: Saturday, June 05 10:00 AM Sunset Smithfield, NC 2757
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Charles Linwood Hinton

September 17, 1944 - May 23, 2021

Mr. Charles Linwood Hinton was born September 17, 1944, in Wake County, NC to the late Mr. Thomas Hinton and the late Susie Mattie Hinton. He departed this earthly life on May 23, 2021. Charles attended Richard B. Harrison School. He had various jobs throughout his life. He enjoyed being with his family and friends. Charles leaves to cherish his memories: his two children, Jerry Earl Hinton of...
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Victor Manuel Colindres Cordons

June 17, 1973 - May 21, 2021

Graveside Service Saturday, June 12 10:00 AM Sunset Smithfield, NC 27577
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Elizabeth Leola Degraffenried

July 2, 1959 - May 20, 2021

Visitation: Saturday, June 05 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM Sanders Funeral Home Chapel 806 E Market St Smithfield, NC 27577 (919) 934-8416 Funeral Service: Sunday, June 06 12:00 PM Burning Bush Tabernacle 714 US hwy 70 Smithfield, NC 27577
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Moses Lemon

December 23, 1953 - May 19, 2021

For we know that if our earthly house of this tabernacle were dissolved, we have a building of God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens. (II Corinthians 5:1) Moses Davis, son of the late Harry Davis and Flora Grace, was born on December 23, 1953, in Bennettsville, South Carolina. He was called home on May 19, 2021. Moses attended School at South Johnston High School in Four ...
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Annie ''Sweetie' Victoria Manning Moore

November 5, 1925 - May 17, 2021

Annie V. Manning Moore, the daughter of the late Joseph Manning and Floral Lee Manning of Fayetteville, NC, was born on November 5, 1925. She departed this earthly life on May 17, 2021, peacefully at her home in Smithfield, NC. Annie, known as "Sweetie or Sweets" attended Johnston County Public Schools and later worked at K.R. Edwards Tobacco Company. In her younger years, Sweetie decided to...
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Delois Elizabeth Alford Spellman

May 17, 1949 - May 16, 2021

Delois Elizabeth Alford-Spellman was born on May 17, 1948, in Bennettsville, SC to the late Vice Alford and Mary Matilda Johnson Alford. Proceeding in death, she had 6 sisters and 5 brothers. She departed this life on May 16, 2021, at Rex Hospital. She enjoyed cooking delicious dishes for everyone and spreading her love to us all. Delois attended Short Journey School in Smithfield and furthered...
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Alfred Otis Bryant

July 30, 1923 - May 14, 2021

Visitation: Thursday, May 20 1:00 PM to 7:00 PM Sanders Funeral Home Chapel 806 E Market St Smithfield, NC 27577 (919) 934-8416 Graveside Service: Friday, May 21 11:00 AM Knollwood Memorial Park 4362 US. 70 Bus Hwy. W. Clayton, NC 27520 Interment with Military Honors: Friday, May 21 Knollwood Memorial Park 4362 US. 70 Bus Hwy. W. Clayton, NC 27520
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Zachary Emmanuel Roland

April 10, 1964 - May 10, 2021

Graveside Service Friday, May 14 11:00 AM Forest Hill Clayton, NC 27520
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Horace Judson

September 26, 1949 - May 9, 2021

Funeral Service: Saturday, May 15 11:00 AM Sanders Funeral Home Chapel 806 E Market St Smithfield, NC 27577
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Jean Brantley Thomas

June 5, 1935 - May 6, 2021


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Annie Mae Evans Walker

October 5, 1926 - May 4, 2021

Visitation: Monday, May 10 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM Sanders Funeral Home Chapel 806 E Market St Smithfield, NC 27577 (919) 934-8416 Graveside Service: Tuesday, May 11 10:00 AM Selma Memorial Gardens Selma, NC 27576
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Margarita Rendon

February 22, 1940 - May 3, 2021

Funeral Mass: Friday, May 07 3:00 PM St. Ann's Catholic Church 4057 U.S. 70 Business Clayton, NC 27520 Visitation: Friday, May 07 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Interstate Ministries Inc 4584 Us 70 Business West, Clayton, NC 27520
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Eddie Davis

March 13, 1952 - May 3, 2021

Visitation: Friday, May 07 2:00 PM to 7:00 PM Sanders Funeral Home Chapel 806 E Market St Smithfield, NC 27577 (919) 934-8416 Graveside Service: Saturday, May 08 2:00 PM Selma Memorial Gardens Selma, NC 27576
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Rayford Earl Cole

December 11, 1956 - May 2, 2021

Visitation: Friday, May 07 2:00 PM to 7:00 PM Sanders Funeral Home Chapel 806 E Market St Smithfield, NC 27577 Graveside Service: Saturday, May 08 11:00 AM Maplewood Clayton, NC 27520
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Ossielee Hope

June 23, 1946 - April 29, 2021


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Francisco Otero-Robles

April 4, 1933 - April 27, 2021

Francisco Otero Robles served his country proudly. He lived his life, praying and studying the Bible. He served his neighbors. He loved his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. He was a dedicated Father, Grandfather and Great Grandfather. He is survived by his sons: Frank Otero, Ray Otero. His daughters: Betsy Otero, Debbie Otero and Melissa Nazario. His Grandkids, Rafael, Luis, Ruben, Ines, Reyno,...
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Vivian "Granny' Ruth Snow Jones

February 23, 1923 - April 25, 2021

Vivian Ruth Snow Jones (Granny), the only child of the late Mattie Snow, lived the entirety of her 98 years in Selma, NC. She transitioned on Sunday, April 25, 2021, after a brief illness. Granny was a woman of faith. She loved God, singing, and visiting those in need. She was spiritually formed in the African Methodist Episcopal tradition and was a long-time member of Howell's Chapel Church of...
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Mary Johnston

June 20, 1927 - April 25, 2021

Visitation: Friday, April 30 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM Sanders Funeral Home Chapel 806 E Market St Smithfield, NC 27577 (919) 934-8416 Funeral Service: Saturday, May 01 3:00 PM New Generation Christian Church 4423 Wilson Mill Rd Wilson Mills, NC 27593
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Landis Marquis Watson

February 5, 1992 - April 24, 2021

Memorial Service: Friday, May 07 11:00 AM Temple Baptist Church 1250 S. Pollock St. Selma, NC 27577
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Nobbie Dubose

February 22, 1950 - April 23, 2021

Church attendance will be limited to 100 people and all attendees must wear a mask whether attending the viewing or the service. A temperature screening will take place before you are allowed to enter the building. Funeral Service Friday, April 30 4:00 PM New Generation Christian Church 4423 Wilson Mill Rd Smithfield, NC 27577
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Sylvia Gray Frazier

September 21, 1948 - April 23, 2021

Visitation: Saturday, May 01 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM Sanders Funeral Home Chapel 806 E Market St Smithfield, NC 27577 (919) 934-8416 Funeral Service: Sunday, May 02 2:00 PM White Rock A.M.E. Church 5226 US-301 Hwy N. Micro, NC 27555 Sunday, May 02 White Rock Cemetery Micro, NC 27555
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Gladys Irene Caldwell Berryman

February 27, 1927 - April 22, 2021


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Frederick Avery

March 17, 1958 - April 18, 2021

Visitation: Wednesday, April 28 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM Sanders Funeral Home Chapel 806 E Market St Smithfield, NC 27577 (919) 934-8416 Funeral Service: Thursday, April 29 1:00 PM Burning Bush Tabernacle 714 US hwy 70 Smithfield, NC 27577 Interment: Thursday, April 29 Hardy Sanders Cemetery Smithfield, NC 27577
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Caroline Ruby Hines

March 2, 1964 - April 16, 2021

Visitation: Friday, April 30 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM Sanders Funeral Home Chapel 806 E Market St Smithfield, NC 27577 (919) 934-8416 Funeral Service: Saturday, May 01 11:00 AM Miracle Temple Holiness Church 1750 N Webb St Selma, NC 27576 (919) 965-3113
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Mary Louise Williams

July 3, 1960 - April 15, 2021

Visitation: Monday, April 19 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM Sanders Funeral Home Chapel 806 E Market St Smithfield, NC 27577
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Dorothy Mae Rawlings Brooks

October 6, 1937 - April 12, 2021

Dorothy Mae Rawlings was born on October 6, 1937, to the late Marshall and Inell Whitley Rawlings in Wayne County, North Carolina. On Monday, April 12, 2021, as evening was approaching, God whispered her name and told her it was time to come home. Without hesitation, she sighed, took his hand, and peacefully left Princeton NC, and entered into her new heavenly home. Dorothy (Dot) grew up...
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Phillip Antwan Brown

October 21, 1986 - April 11, 2021

Let brotherly love continue. Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for thereby some have entertained angels unawares. Hebrews 13:1-2 The Obituary Mr. Phillip Antwan Brown, the son of the late Amos Brown and Linda Bennett Baker was born on October 21, 1986, in Johnston County, NC. On Sunday, April 11, 2021, God called home his special angel, Phillip, who was fondly called "Phil G."...
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Tahiara Nashay Clark

June 24, 1996 - April 8, 2021

Tahiara Nashay Clark, better known as Shay was born on June 24, 1996 at Johnston Memorial Hospital in Smithfield, North Carolina to KaSette Clark and Eric Poston. She answered our Heavenly Father's call on April 8, 2021. Shay was a devoted daughter, sister, granddaughter, niece, and friend. She graduated from Clayton High School in 2014 and received her Bachelor's degree from North Carolina...
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Fannye Marie Murchison Carloss

October 24, 1924 - April 6, 2021

Obituary Fannye Marie Murchison Carloss was born on October 24, 1924, to George and Winnie Murchison in Erwin, North Carolina. She attended public elementary and secondary schools in Harnett County. She was raised in a Christian home under the tutelage of her mother and maternal grandfather and was a member of the Oak Grove A.M.E. Zion church. Fannye graduated in 1947 from Fayetteville State...
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Glendlyn Sherrill Sanders

July 23, 1947 - April 5, 2021

Glendlyn Sherrill Sanders, 73, of Smithfield, North Carolina died Monday, April 5, 2021 at her home. Glendlyn or "Glen" as she was fondly known was the only daughter of the late Donnell Sanders Jr and Ora Mae Sanders. Glendlyn graduated with the class of 1966 from Johnston Central High School, Smithfield, NC. After graduating from high school she moved to Brooklyn, New York to further her...
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Irene Porter Blackmon Strickland

June 2, 1951 - April 5, 2021

Irene Porter Blackmon Strickland, daughter of Magnolia Vinson Blackmon and the late James Arthur Blackmon, was born June 2, 1951, in Smithfield, North Carolina. She departed this life at Wake Medical Center on Monday, April 5, 2021. Irene was an alumni of William Mason Cooper High, Class of 1969. After graduating from high school, she worked at Champion Products, in Clayton, as a seamstress for...
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