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Goldsboro - Boneta Enloe Stockton, 88, of 2300 Wayne Memorial Drive, passed away peacefully early Monday morning on November 12, 2012 at the Kitty Askins Hospice Center following a courageous battle with cancer.
A native of Pensacola, NC, she had resided in Buncombe County most of her life prior to moving to Goldsboro in November of 2006. She retired in 1973 as a Registered Nurse, formerly with Mission and St. Joseph Hospitals and served for 21 years with the Buncombe County Health Department.
She was a member of West Asheville Baptist Church and a lifetime member of The Order of the Eastern Star-Biltmore Chapter #38 where she had served as Past Worthy Matron and was just honored in receiving the 60 Year Service Award.
Mrs. Stockton was the daughter of the late Luna Leon Enloe and Elsie Ogle Enloe. She was the wife of 55 years of the late Eugene "Gene" Debbs Stockton who died March 28, 2004. She was also preceded in death by her brothers, George Olen Enloe and Jesse Quentin Enloe.
Surviving are her son, Dr. Leon Eugene Stockton and wife Angela and granddaughter, Sarah Elizabeth Stockton all of Goldsboro.
Funeral services will be held 2 PM Thursday, November 15, 2012 in the chapel of Anders-Rice Funeral Home with Rev. Dr. John T. Tiller officiating.
Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park.
The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 PM Thursday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to: The Order of the Eastern Star-Biltmore Chapter #38, C/o Jeanne Austin, 57 Meadow Walk Court, Fletcher, N.C. 28732.
To sign Mrs. Stockton's guestbook online, go to "Memorials" at www.andersrice.com.
Published in the Asheville Citizen-Times on Nov. 14, 2012