KINSTON - Elaine Capps Williford, 81, of Kinston, passed away Friday, January 10, 2014 at Kitty Askins Hospice Center. Elaine was born September 26, 1932 in Wayne County to the late William Paul Capps and Elizabeth Britt Capps. Elaine worked at Carolina Telephone and Telegraph for thirty five years. She was actively involved in her church, Westminster United Methodist Church and also Meals On Wheels. Ma' Laine as she was named by her grandchildren was devoted to her family. She was known for her carrot cakes, loved spending time in her flower garden and enjoyed reading. A memorial service will be held Monday, January 13, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. from Westminster United Methodist Church with Rev. T.R. Miller and Rev. Hank Jarman officiating. Interment will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. from Hillcrest Cemetery, Newton Grove. Elaine is survived by her husband, Ralph L. Williford Sr; son, Ralph L. Williford Jr. (Betty); daughter, Sandra W. Rockenhauser (Jim); granddaughters, Ashley W. Ledford (Stephen) and Brittany Leigh Williford; two great-grandchildren, Anna Caroline and Kevin Layton Ledford; sister, Pauline C. Bryan; along with several cousins, nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, Elaine was preceded in death by three sisters, Elsie C. Bryan, Erma C. Williford and Gladys C. Hatsell. The family will receive friends Monday beginning one hour before the service. Online condolences may be expressed at www.rousefh.com. Memorials may be made to Westminster United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 1007, Kinston, NC 28503 or Kitty Askins Hospice Center, 107 Handley Park Court, Goldsboro, NC 27534. Arrangements are with Rouse Funeral Home, La Grange. Sign the guestbook at Kinston.com (Paid obituary)
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Published in Free Press from Jan. 11 to Jan. 16, 2014