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Walker, Jennie* - Carrollton  
CARROLLTON, GA | Jennie Walker was born on May 23, 1951, in Trenton, North Carolina to Mrs. Ruby Kay Turman Phillips and the late Marion Samuel Phillips. She departed this life on September 16, 2016. She was preceded in death by her father, Marion S.; two brothers, Thomas Lee Phillips, her twin brother James "Glind" Phillips and his wife, (sister-in-law) Myrice "Bochee" Phillips; and a brother-in-law, James Ned Ingram. She had a passion for caring for others which inspired her to choose healthcare as her profession. She started her nursing career as an LPN. She attended Boston City Hospital School of Nursing, Boston Massachusetts. For her continued studies in nursing, she attended, Roxbury Community College, Roxbury, MA, Floyd College, Rome, GA and concluded her studies graduating from West Georgia College, Carrollton, GA to become a registered nurse. During her career as a nurse, her work covered many areas in the nursing field, ER, ICU, CCU, and Telemetry. Her later years in nursing were with Wellstar Atlanta Medical Center for over eight years. She was the first nurse in her family. She inspired her fellow siblings, nieces, and in-laws to become nurses. We are now a family of healthcare providers. Her legacy includes encouraging over seven family members to become nurses. She was especially proud of the Nurse Practitioner in the family. She boasted and encouraged her niece to never give up and stay focused, and she lived and was able to see her niece accomplish becoming a Nurse Practitioner. She enjoyed cooking, entertaining, shopping, and modeling. She enjoyed celebrating and giving dinner parties for any and every occasion such as baby showers, birthdays, the start and end of college courses, sports playoffs, and there are many times she would cook Thanksgiving-like meals just to bring the family together. She was an excellent cook. She was caring, supportive, nurturing, loving, beautiful, and simply "the best" person anyone could ever meet or know. She was always to the point and direct on what she wanted. She was a member of King Street Christian Church of Carrollton, GA. She was member of the choir, and was a very important part of the church activities, and did enjoy singing in the choir. She was a devoted, loving mother and daughter, grandmother, aunt, and sister. She was raised in the Eastern part of North Carolina. Soon after high school she moved to Boston, Massachusetts. She was blessed with three children. She was married early in life to Kenneth Maurice Wilkerson, and in this union they had one son, Kenneth Maurice Walker. Later in her life she married her second husband, Willis Walker then moved to Carrollton, Georgia, and to this union she had another two sons, Matthew B. Walker and Christopher Michael Walker, and gained a beautiful step-daughter, Cynthia Walton. She has five grandchildren, Ametryia Faith Walker, Andrew Blake Walker, Matthew Samuel Walker, Shamaria Barnes Walker, and Christian Barnes Walker. She leaves her legacy of love as follows: her mother, Ruby Kay Phillips of Carrollton, GA; son Matthew (Demetrice) Walker of Bowdon, GA; son Kenneth Maurice Walker of Douglasville, GA; son Christopher Michael Walker of Carrollton, GA; one goddaughter Maya Jeanae Phillips of Carrollton, GA; sisters Betty N. Ingram of Carrollton, Teresa K. Sadberry of Carrollton, Yvette Phillips of Boston, MA, and Suzette (Shannon) Bianchi of Nahant, MA; brothers: Curtis L. Phillips of Carrollton, Willie S. (Mary) Phillips of Groveport, Ohio, and Johnny K. (Linda) Phillips of Ellenwood. GA, Edward E. Phillips of Carrollton, GA, Jerry Phillips of Carrollton, GA, Bobby R. Phillips of Carrollton, GA, and Dennis L. (Val) Phillips of St. Petersburg, FL; and a host of nieces, nephews, and other extended family and many beloved friends. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, September 24, 2016, at noon from Tabernacle Baptist Church with Pastor Delbert Watkins officiating. Her body will be placed in the church at 11 a.m. Interment will follow in West Georgia Memorial Park. Those serving as pallbearers will be Willie S. Phillips, Edward E. Phillips, James M. Phillips, Johnny K. Phillips, Bobby R. Phillips, Jerry Phillips, Milton Alphabet, and Dennis L. Phillips. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Friday, September 23, 2016, from 4-7 p.m. Messages of condolence may be sent to the family at martin-hightower.com. Martin & Hightower Heritage Chapel of Carrollton has charge of the arrangements. Sign the guest book at Kinston.com
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Published in Free Press on Sept. 22, 2016
Warren, Helen Whitaker* - Kinston  
KINSTON | Mrs. Helen Whitaker Warren (née Cameron) a longtime resident of Kinston, N.C. died peacefully after a short battle with cancer in Marietta, Georgia on September 20th at the age of 89. In 1946, Helen was crowned Miss Kinston and remained passionate about her talent, singing, until her final days. Born on March 21, 1927, to Paul and Atwood Cameron, Helen attended East Carolina University. She married Al Whitaker, a former C47 pilot during WWII, in 1947. Helen and Al had four children during their 45 years of marriage. She was well-known in Kinston's tobacco warehouses where she was head bookkeeper for several warehouses until her retirement. After Al's death, Helen married Paul Warren in 1994, and they spent 18 happy years until his passing. Helen loved life and people. She enjoyed playing bridge, golf, fishing and weekly dinners with friends. Helen was an accomplished Bridge player and won many state championship trophies over many years of competitive play. She was a generous and fun lady who loved life, and who was passionate about gardening and spoiling grandchildren. Her children remember her as a patient, loving mother who encouraged them to always pursue their goals. She continued to share her zest for life up until her passing. Last year, she was honored by a make-a-wish foundation for seniors, Second Wind Dreams, with a special beauty pageant where she was surprised to be crowned the official Honorary Miss USA 2015 with a real tiara and sash from then pageant owner Donald Trump. Helen is survived by her daughter, Susan Kelley and husband Phil, of Canton Ga.; and her sons, Romulus A. Whitaker III and wife Elaine, of Hatteras N.C., and William D. Whitaker and wife Aimee, of Marietta Ga.; and her step-daughter Cherry W. Gillam of Windsor, N.C.; her brother, Paul A Cameron Jr. of Corpus Christi Texas; and her sisters, Mary Jackson of Virginia and Lynn Bland of Wilson, N.C.; and by many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, Paul Archibald and Atwood Herring Cameron; her first husband, Romulus Alonza Whitaker, Jr.; her second husband, Paul Erie Warren, Jr.; her daughter, Helen Whitaker (Hardy) Carter of Kinston N.C.; step-son, Paul E. Warren III of Tarboro, NC; and her brother, William D. Cameron of San Diego Calif. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, September 25, 2016, at Edwards Funeral Home. Interment will be at Westview Cemetery. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Helen's life. The family would like to thank Sunrise Senior Living of East Cobb and Loveness Engleton for their care and dedication in her last years. Donations may be sent in lieu of flowers to Second Wind Dreams 11115 Houze Rd, Suite 150, Roswell, GA 30076. Arrangements are by Edwards Funeral Home. Sign the guest book at Kinston.com
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Published in Free Press on Sept. 23, 2016
Whaley, Sandra Kaye  
WILMINGTON | Sandra Kaye Whaley, 62, died Thursday, Sept. 22, 2016, in Lower Cape Fear Hospice Center. The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, Sept. 26, at Community Funeral Home, Beulaville. Visitation will begin at 1 p.m. Burial will follow at East Duplin Memorial Gardens. She is survived by her sisters. Online condolences may be sent to communityfuneralhomenc.com
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Published in Free Press on Sept. 24, 2016
White, Barbara S. (Moore) - Dudley  
DUDLEY | The Rev. Barbara S. Moore White, 65, died Sunday, Sept. 18, 2016, at Vidant Medical Center in Greenville. The funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24 at St. John AME Zion Church in Ft. Barnwell. Interment will follow in Mills Memorial Garden. Viewing will be from 3-7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. She is survived by her husband, James Truzy of the home.
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Published in Free Press on Sept. 23, 2016
Whitfield, Elmer Sutton* - DEEP RUN  
DEEP RUN | Elmer Sutton Whitfield, 91, of Deep Run passed away on Friday, September 9, 2016 at his home surrounded by his family. He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Betty Whitfield; sisters, Betty Whitfield, Liza Rouse, Mamie Ruth Teachey, and Irene Daniels; brothers, Robert Whitfield, and Marvin Whitfield. Elmer is survived by his wife, Pearl Carter Whitfield of the home; daughter, Bonnie L. Fox of Jacksonville; son, Jimmy Whitfield of Texas; one special niece, Donna Waldmiller; several nieces and nephews; grandchildren, Angie Laureano and husband Edwin, Carlton Dail and wife Charlene, Ray Sanderson, Scott Sanderson, and Allison Sanderson; great-grandchildren, Katelyn Dail, Shelby Cramer, Makenzie Laureano, Jordan Sanderson, Malyiah Sanderson, Dillon Sanderson, and Landon Sanderson; great-great-grandchildren, Sophia DeGroodt, Annabelle DeGroodt, and Alora Cramber. Funeral Service will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 14, 2016 at Howard-Carter Funeral Home with Reverend Jimmy Williams and Reverend Jimmy Johnson officiating. Burial will be held at 12:00 noon on Wednesday, September 15, 2016 at Coastal Carolina State Veterans Cemetery located in Jacksonville, NC. Howard-Carter Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. On-line condolences may be sent to howardandcarter.com Sign the guestbook at Kinston.com.
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