Obituaries

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Deacon Joe Goins

Funeral arrangements are incomplete for Deacon Joe Goins, 74, of 8845 US Highway 158, Littleton, NC, who passed away on Thursday, February 11, 2016, at Signature Healthcare of Roanoke Rapids, Roanoke Rapids, NC.      

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Ray Burley “Pug” Alston

Ray Burley “Pug” Alston departed this earthly life peacefully on Friday, February 5, 2016, at Halifax Regional Medical Center in Roanoke Rapids North Carolina, surrounded by his loving family. He was born on June 7, 1927, in Warren County, North Carolina, and was the youngest of the six children born to the late Eddie Alston and Cassie Carter Alston. During…

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Reese Ellsworth Greene

Reese Ellsworth Greene, 72, of 4102 56th Ave., Bladensburg, MD, passed away on Tuesday, January 12, 2016. Graveside rites will be held at 1:00 P.M. on Saturday, January 30, 2016, in the Fidelity Baptist Church Cemetery, 627 Summit Road, Littleton, NC. The Pastor, Rev. John Rooks, will officiate.    

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Mattie Alston Johnson

Mrs. Mattie Alston Johnson, daughter of the late Aaron Alston and Mary Eliza Kearney Alston, began life’s journey on February 15, 1909, in Warren County, North Carolina. She answered the Master’s call to eternal rest on Monday evening, January 25, 2016, in the serenity of her home in Littleton, North Carolina, at the age of one hundred and six years.…

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Mary Elizabeth Weinberg Lewis

Mary Elizabeth Weinberg Lewis was born on September 15, 1916, in Mollusk, Virginia, of Lancaster County, to the late Charles Weinberg and Marie Howard Weinberg. She completed this earthly journey and went to her heavenly home on Monday, January 25, 2016, at 9:45 A.M. During her early life, Mary united with the Queen Esther Baptist Church in Mollusk, Virginia, and…

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Sarah Senora Dowtin Brown

SARAH SENORA DOWTIN BROWN was born on January 28, 1925, in the Dowtin Town community of Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina. She was the youngest of the ten children born to John and Sarah Dowtin (Martha, Clara, John Edna, Nannie, Virginia, Ike, Willie, Joe Lee, and Merle), and she grew up in a family that showered her with love and affection.…