Herbert Harold Blount Jr.
Edenton resident Herbert Harold Blount Jr., 77, died Thursday, November 10, 2022.
Reverend Mario Kilpatrick officiated a service Friday, November 18, at St. Mark AME Zion Church. Burial followed in the Rhodes Family Cemetery.
Toodle’s Funeral Home, Plymouth, was in charge of arrangements.
Columbia resident Ricki Jagars Craddock, 70, died, Friday, November 18, 2022, at her residence. Per her request, no services will be held at this time. Arrangements are by Bryan Funeral Service, Columbia.
Carroll Eugene Hassell
Carroll Eugene Hassell, 57, of Jamesville, died Tuesday, November 15, 2022, at ECU Health Medical Center in Greenville.
Pastor Leonard Bowers officiated a memorial service Friday, November 18, at Hope Free Will Baptist Church. The family received friends at the church following the service.
Arrangements are by Maitland Funeral Home, Plymouth.
Palvaline Jean James
Doraville, Georgia resident Palvaline Jean James, 60, died Sunday, November 6, 2022.
Reverend Dr. General James officiated a service Saturday, November 19, at Toodle’s Funeral Chapel, Plymouth. Burial followed in the James Family Cemetery.
Murray Brothers Funeral Home handled arrangements in Atlanta, with local arrangements by Toodle’s Funeral Home.
Linda Sue Oliver Respass
Linda Sue Oliver Respass, age 72, of Plymouth, passed away on November 14, 2022, at her home surrounded by her loving family.
A visitation was held on Wednesday, November 16, at Joseph B. Paul, Jr. Funeral Service and at other times at the home.
A graveside service was held Thursday, November 17, at the Respass Family Cemetery.
The following served as pallbearers: Kamden Watson, Kennedy Will Watson, Rex Harris, D. J. Respass, Butch Oliver and Edward Oliver.
She was born in Durham, on October 12, 1950, to the late Fernie H. and Hazel Oliver.
Linda was a woman who loved her family fiercely, especially spending time with her grandkids. She loved to travel, listening to beach music, and enjoyed the mountains.
Linda is survived by her husband Ronnie “Skinner” Respass; two sons, Jesse Respass (Jackie) and Matt Respass (Laura); daughter, Jacqueline Watson (Kenny); sister, Kathy Jefferson (Larry); two brothers, Fernie Oliver Jr. (Christine) and Ronald Oliver (Bet); two grandsons, Kennedy Will Watson and Kamden Lee Watson; two granddaughters, Taylor Brook Respass and Allie Grace Respass; two step-granddaughters, Ava Poole and Lindsey Haislip; and two step-grandsons, Alston Poole and Jimmy Hodges;
Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers Gary and Larry Oliver and her grandson, Khristian L. Watson.
The family wishes to extend a special thank you to Linda’s home-health aide, Roshita Bell, and to everyone who visited and supported the family with comfort and food after her injury.
Joseph B. Paul Jr. Funeral Service is honored to assist the Respass family.
Harry Lee White Sr.
Harry Lee White Sr., affectionately known as “Crockett,” was born September 30, 1938, in Plymouth, to the late Charlie White and Henrietta Combs White, the sixth of 13 siblings.
Harry Lee answered God’s calling peacefully at his home in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on Sunday, November 6, 2022.
Harry was a former caddy for a man whose last name was Crockett, a golfer and member of the Plymouth Country Club. Harry truly loved golf and regularly spoke of how all the caddies would play against one another. He really enjoyed sports and
was a devoted fan to all things Philadelphia, including the Eagles, Philadelphia 76ers and the Phillies!
He was raised in a Christian home, where he accepted the Lord as a little boy and attended the Sanctified Church in Plymouth. From that experience until the time he transitioned, he talked about how God’s presence has always been with him.
Harry was a member of the All Mighty Gospel Singers and one of his special memories was traveling to sing in New York City.
Harry worked and retired from the International Longshoremen Association – Local Union 1332 in Philadelphia where he worked as a longshoreman at the shipyard. The longshoremen started a prayer group on their breaks. Harry heard them praying and instinctively became an active member until he retired in 2000.
Harry insisted on finding something to do after he retired, and became a school bus driver for the Philadelphia School District from 2003-2005. He didn’t take any disrespect from the kids, gained their respect and had no problem writing them up and kicking them off the bus when they forgot that he was Harry Lee White Sr.
Harry was preceded in death by his parents, Charlie and Henrietta White; his first wife, Lillie White; three brothers, Johnny, Charlie and James; four sisters, Missouri, Eleanor, Jean and Ann; stepdaughter, Debbie McCoy; a very close cousin, George Lee Puckett; and a host of in laws.
Harry leaves to cherish his legacy his wife of 50 years, Mary McCoy White; eight children, Cheryl Coleman (Bishop Steve) of Westbrook, Maine; Rev. Harry L. White Jr. (Diane) and Wysonza James (Stanley) of Plymouth, Darryl White (Paula) of Greensboro, Brian White (Tracy) of Macomb, Michigan, Eric White (Gema) of Palm Beach, Florida; two stepchildren, Lamont McCoy (Rose) of Dover Delaware and Rochelle McCoy of Philadelphia; 24 grandchildren; and 32 great grandchildren. He also leaves three brothers, Samuel White (Gail) and Rev. Theroger White (Evelyn) of Plymouth and Rufus White (Theresa) of Winston Salem; three sisters, Cornelia White Johnson of Patterson, New Jersey, Henrietta Tolbert of Canal Winchester, Ohio and Linda Booth (Virgon) of Plymouth; five sister-in-laws, Marie White, Lorraine White, Brenda White, Viola and Marilyn; one brother-in-law, Donald McCoy; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and a special friend, James Long of Georgia.
Harry always said, “People always love me, because I don’t know any strangers.”
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