DOVER - James Eugene Hood, 98, of 6962 Wyse Fork Road, Dover, N.C. died at CarolinaEast Medical Center on Tuesday, May 20, 2014. He was born October 16, 1915, to the late Thomas L. and Maude H. Hood and was preceded in death by his wife, Emily White Hood and sons, James R. Hood and Clifton E. Hood. Mr. Hood was a long-time active member of Pilgrim Home Free Will Baptist Church. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, May 23, 2014, at Pilgrim Home Free Will Baptist Church with the Reverend Jimmy Sowers officiating. Interment will follow in Pinelawn Memorial Park. Survivors include his grandchildren, Dr. Martin Hood and wife Beth, of Rocky Mount, Dr. Paul Hood and wife Beth, of Wilmington, David Hood and wife Sonja, of Greenville and Nicole Hood Sinno of Charlotte; great-grandchildren, Daniel Hood and wife Leigh, of Santa Monica, Calif., Catherine Hood of Rocky Mount, Adam Hood of Wilmington, Mary Helen and Hannah Hood of Greenville, Sara and Ryan Sinno of Charlotte; daughters-in-law, Mary Mills Hood and Carol Mallard Hood; brother Clifton Randolph Hood of Dover; sisters Rose Zoellner of Woodbridge, Va. and Geraldine Alberti of Bonita Springs, Fla. The family would like to thank his caregivers for the special care to Mr. Hood, Sam Jones, Wanda Harper and Mauricia Wade. Memorials may be made to Pilgrim Home Free Will Baptist Church, 828 Neuse Road, Kinston, NC 28501. Online condolences may be sent to garner-funeralhome.com.
Garner Funeral Home is assisting the family with the arrangements. Sign the guest book at Kinston.com.