KINSTON - Joe Rufus Balknight, 77, of 2800 Hodges Road, died Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013, at Lenoir Memorial Hospital. The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, at St. Augustus AME Zion Church with the Rev. Julian Pridgen officiating. Interment will be at noon on Monday, Sept. 23, at N.C. State Veterans Cemetery in Jacksonville. Viewing will be from 3-8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20, with the wake from 7-8 p.m. at Mills Funeral Home, Inc. Survivors include his wife, Eva Balknight of the home; daughters Ladetta Balknight of Rock Hill, S.C. and Laura Ann Balknight of Flint, Mich.; sons Joe R. Balknight Jr. and Jerome Balknight of Flint, Mich., and Jeffery Balknight of Kinston; sister Rosie Wilson of Flint, Mich.; brother June Balknight of Philadelphia, Pa; 10 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Arrangements are by Mills Funeral Home, Inc.
Mills Funeral Home
1300 Dr. MLK Jr. Blvd.
Kinston, NC 28501
Published in Free Press from Sept. 12 to Sept. 22, 2013