KINSTON - Ella Stanley 82, passed away December 22, 2012, at Lenoir Memorial Hospital. She was a homemaker and a member of Fields Chapel Holiness Church. Ella was preceded in death by her parents, Edwin and Ollie Benton Dawson; and a grandson Michael Hall. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, December 27, 2012, at Edwards Funeral Home with Pastor James Cullen officiating. Burial will be held in the Fields and Benton family cemetery near La Grange. Family visitation will be held Wednesday night from 7-9 p.m. at Edwards Funeral Home and other times at the home. Survivors include her children, Jo Ann Carter and husband Tillman, Shelby Tilghman, Susie Tilghman and husband David Jr., Dianne Price and husband Billy, all of Kinston, Brenda Davis Jones and husband Jimmy, of Havelock; and son Chris Davis of the home. She is also survived by a sister, Geraldine Lancaster and husband Earl; and brother Forries Dawson and wife Joy, both of Kinston; 17 grandchildren, 34 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. Funeral arrangements by Edwards Funeral Home. Sign the guest book at Kinston.com. (Paid obituary)
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Published in Free Press from Dec. 25 to Dec. 30, 2012