Obituaries for Strickland Funeral Home Obituary for Marie GuptonArrangements are pending.http://obituaries.expressionstributes.com/?o=223a339927Obituary for Stella Preston SmithSTELLA P. SMITH January 30, 1922 - August 19, 2014 LOUISBURG - Stella Preston Smith, 92, of Louisburg, died Tuesday morning. Mrs. Smith was a daughter of the late Emra and Olive Acquard Preston. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert “Bob” A. Smith; daughters, Susan C. Bliss and Barbara Jean Smith; sisters, Doris Zorn, Helen Gallmann, and Dorothy Papke; brothers, Robert Preston, and Frank Preston. A prayer service will be held 3 p.m. Thursday, August 21, 2014 in the chapel of Strickland Funeral Home. The family will receive friends immediately following the service. Burial will be held in Pine Grove Cemetery in Fillmore, New York. Mrs. Smith is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Ellen S. and Leroy Buchanan of Youngsville; son, Richard R. Smith of Green Cove Springs, FL; sister and brother-in-law, Martha and Edwin Bower of Fillmore, NY; brother and sister-in-law, Donald and Jean Preston of Palm Harbor, FL; 6-grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren. Arrangements are by Strickland Funeral Home & Crematory, Louisburg, www.stricklandfuneralhome.net.http://obituaries.expressionstributes.com/?o=4fca339929Obituary for Vivian Adcock HortonVIVIAN ADCOCK HORTON July 6, 1923 - August 16, 2014 BUNN - Vivian Adcock Horton, 91, went home to be with the Lord Saturday afternoon surrounded by her family. She was the daughter of the late Lucius and Edna Bell Adcock. Mrs. Horton was preceded in death by her husband, Willie Horton, Sr., and daughter, Laura H. Perry. She was a good Mama and a hard worker, having retired from Westinghouse with 28 years of service. Funeral service will be held 2 pm Tuesday, August 19, 2014 at Strickland Funeral Home Chapel, Louisburg with burial to follow in New Hope Christian Church Cemetery. She is survived by her children, Kannie Perry of Bunn, Willie (Pete) Horton, Jr. of the home, Jewel H. Mullen of Bunn, Faye Cash of Louisburg, Barbara Massey (Garry) of Zebulon, Freddie Horton (Jane) of Zebulon and Milton Horton (Connie) of Spring Hope; 12 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and 4 great-great grandchildren. The family will receive friends Tuesday 12:45 - 1:45 pm prior to the service and other times at the home, 5045 Hwy. 39, Bunn, NC. Arrangements by Strickland Funeral Home & Crematory, 103 W. Franklin St., Louisburg. www.stricklandfuneralhome.nethttp://obituaries.expressionstributes.com/?o=9ee9339690Obituary for Odette Bowden KennedyServices will be private.http://obituaries.expressionstributes.com/?o=b15f339926Obituary for Bryant Clifton Faulkner, Sr.BRYANT C. FAULKNER, SR. January 29, 1946 - August 14, 2014 CASTALIA - Bryant Clifton Faulkner, Sr., 68, of Castalia, died Thursday morning. Bryant was a son of the late Sam and Jessie T. Faulkner. He was a retired painter. A graveside service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday in the Pernell Family Cemetery. The family will receive friends immediately following the service. Bryant is survived by his wife Katie Faulkner; daughter and son-in-law, Sherry and Doug Mosley of Castalia; sons and daughters-in-law, Bryant and Minnie Faulkner, Jr. of Louisburg; Duane and Marion Faulkner; Dennis Faulkner; brother and sister-in-law, David and Rachel Faulkner all of Castalia; 6 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews. Arrangements are by Strickland Funeral Home & Crematory, Louisburg, www.stricklandfuneralhome.net.http://obituaries.expressionstributes.com/?o=5b47339519Obituary for Ellen Curtis PriceELLEN C. PRICE May 7, 1943 - Aug. 7, 2014 ZEBULON - Ellen Curtis Price, 71, died peacefully Thursday morning at home surrounded by her family. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Donald Privette and Donald Price; father, Charley Curtis; brother, Dixon Curtis and granddaughter, Amanda Gaye Quinn. A funeral service will be held 3 pm Saturday at Friendship FWB Church, Middlesex, with burial in the church cemetery. Surviving her children, Rose Morgan (David), Donna Kay Privette, Danny Edward Price (Annette) and Keith Wood all of Zebulon; mother, Mafar D. Curtis; 1 grandchild, 4 step-grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. The family will receive friends Saturday 1:45 - 2:45 pm, prior to the service at the church and other times at the home, 14058 Hwy. 39, Zebulon. Arrangements by Strickland Funeral Home, 103 W. Franklin St., Louisburg, NC. www.stricklandfuneralhome.nethttp://obituaries.expressionstributes.com/?o=c777338837Obituary for Marina Ann ArnoldM. ANN ARNOLD March 22, 1930 - August 5, 2014 LOUISBURG - Marina Ann Arnold, 84, of Louisburg, died Tuesday afternoon at Franklin Oaks. Ann was a daughter of the late Jarvis V. and Annie Y. Arnold. She was preceded in death by her sisters, Jewel A. Clark, and Gay A. Craig. She was a member of New Hope Christian Church. A graveside service will be held 3 p.m. Thursday at New Hope Christian Church Cemetery with Reverend Steve Barham officiating. The family will receive friends immediately following the service. Ann is survived by her sister and brother-in-law, Jean A. and James “Jim” Bowen of Greensboro. Arrangements are by Strickland Funeral Home & Crematory, Louisburg, www.stricklandfuneralhome.net.http://obituaries.expressionstributes.com/?o=6548338726Obituary for Nell Leonard WrennNELL L. WRENN May 18, 1928 - Aug. 1, 2014 LOUISBURG - Nell Leonard Wrenn, 86, of Louisburg, died Friday evening. Mrs. Wrenn was a daughter of the late Eugene B. and Lillie V. Leonard. She was preceded in death by her husband, Earl Wrenn; brother, Wilton Leonard; sisters, Mary L. Nash, Pansy L. German, Susie L. Bartholomew, Rochelle L. Hayes, and Nancy L. Medlin. A funeral service will be held 1 p.m. Wednesday in the chapel of Strickland Funeral Home. The family will receive friends immediately following the service. Burial will be private. Mrs. Wrenn is survived by her sister, Marjorie L. Dickerson; brother, Sam T. Leonard both of Louisburg; many nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Louisburg Lions Club, P.O. 554, Louisburg, NC 27549. Arrangements are by Strickland Funeral Home & Crematory, Louisburg, www.stricklandfuneralhome.net.http://obituaries.expressionstributes.com/?o=d41b338510Obituary for Nurlene Finch WrennNURLENE F. WRENN July 3, 1926 - July 31, 2014 LOUISBURG - Nurlene Finch Wrenn, 88, of Louisburg, died Thursday afternoon. Mrs. Wrenn was a daughter of the late Hobson and Mattie F. Finch. She was preceded in death by her husband, O.J. Wrenn, Jr; daughters, Connie W. Swanson, and Marilyn W. Ayscue; sisters, Mary Helen Coley, and Mattie Belle Milton; brothers, J.C. Finch, Malcolm Finch, Micky Finch, and Hobson Finch, Jr.. A funeral service will be held 3 p.m. Sunday in the Chapel of Strickland Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Oakwood Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Mrs. Wrenn is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Sherry and Kent Perdue; sons and daughter-in-law, Jack Wrenn, III; Tim and Gina Wrenn; all of Louisburg; sisters, Gladys Cooke of Louisburg; Lois Ayscue of High Point; grandchildren, Todd Jeffreys, Jack Wrenn, IV, Thad Wrenn, Jill W. Wall, Morgan Wrenn, Jared Wrenn, Brittany Wood, and Heather Perdue; 6 great-grandchildren. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Trinity U.M.C., 4272 US Hwy. 401 N. Louisburg, NC 27549. Arrangements are by Strickland Funeral Home & Crematory, Louisburg, www.stricklandfuneralhome.net.http://obituaries.expressionstributes.com/?o=d76c338242Obituary for Onnie Pendergrass Smith PruittONNIE P. SMITH PRUITT August 24, 1917 - July 30, 2014 LOUISBURG - Onnie Pendergrass Smith Pruitt, 96, of Louisburg, passed away Wednesday evening. Mrs. Pruitt was a daughter of the late Richard and Ola Pendergrass. She was preceded in death by her husbands, J. “Hamp” Smith, and G.W. Pruitt; son, Tommy Smith; grandson, Travis Gupton; sisters, Irene Collier, Margaret Mosley, Pauline Coley, and Ethel Southerland; brother, Ballard Pendergrass. A funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Friday at Maple Springs Baptist Church where she was a faithful member with Rev. Jason Havens officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends immediately following the committal service in the church fellowship hall. Mrs. Pruitt is survived by her daughters and son-in-law, Gray S. Haithcock of Raleigh; Lois S. Ellis of Dunn; Gladys S. and Johnny Aycock; Debbie Smith all of Louisburg; grandchildren, Scott Ellis; Cory Ellis and wife, Lara; Danette Barnett and husband, Kenny Driver; Bobby Aycock; Danelle Hicks and husband, Scott; 4 great-grandchildren. Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to Maple Springs Baptist Church, Cemetery Fund, 1938 NC 56 Hwy E, Louisburg, NC, 27549. Arrangements are by Strickland Funeral Home & Crematory, Louisburg, www.stricklandfuneralhome.net.http://obituaries.expressionstributes.com/?o=01a8338113