KINSTON - Mrs. Essie Susan Stanley Brown, 82, of Kinston passed away on November 2, 2012. Born in Duplin County on September 12, 1930, she was the daughter of the late John Parrott Stanley and Nora Brown Stanley. Mrs. Brown worked in Maintenance with G. E. Aero Space. Survivors include her husband, Charles Avant Brown of the home; daughters, Sharon Brown of Kinston and Jewel Gray of Lakewood, CA; son, Reece Gray of Trenton; four grandchildren, Jason Gonterman, Jeff Gonterman, Elizabeth Ralph and Rachel Linquanti; seven great-grandchildren; sister, Patsy McGowan of New Bern; and brother, James C. Stanley of Fayetteville; numerous nieces, nephews and extended family. Special thanks to Waconda Alexander and Community Health and Hospice. The family will receive friends from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., on November 6, 2012 at Howard-Carter Funeral Home and other times at the home. Funeral services will begin at 11:00 a.m. at the chapel with Reverend Allen Ham officiating. Burial will follow the service at Westview Cemetery. Howard-Carter Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. Sign the guestbook at Kinston.com. (Paid obituary)
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Published in Free Press from Nov. 4 to Nov. 7, 2012