James William Best Jr.

KINSTON - James William Best Jr., 83, of Kinston, passed away Friday January 31, 2014 at his residence. James served his country in the National Guard and was a retired magazine salesman. A memorial service will be held 7 p.m. Tuesday, February 4, 2014 at Edwards Funeral Home with Pastor Allen Ham officiating. Family visitation will begin at 6 p.m. prior to the funeral service. Survivors include a daughter, Nancy Best Connor and husband T.R. "Ted" III, of New Bern; sons; James W. Best III and wife Diane of Durham and Michael Stephen Best and wife Brigette of Winterville. He is also survived by his sisters, Robbie Best Leach and husband Hamer of Charlotte and Peggy Best Curlee and husband John of Winston Salem; grandchildren, Tiffany Best, Jacob Best and wife Kimberly, Rachel Humes, Bradley Connor, Kyle Best and Skyler Best; and a great grandchild; Emerson Best. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Lenoir County SPCA, 2455 Rouse Road Extension, Kinston, NC 28503. Edwards Funeral Home is assisting with the arrangements. Sign the guest book at Kinston.com. (Paid obituary)

Funeral Home

Edwards Funeral Home
702 North Queen Street Kinston, NC 28501
(252) 527-1123

Published in Free Press from Feb. 3 to Feb. 6, 2014