Obituaries for Strickland Funeral Home Obituary for Lillie Carolyn HamletL. CAROLYN HAMLET April 11, 1945 - April 16, 2014 LOUISBURG - Lillie Carolyn Hamlet, 69, of the Wood Community, died Wednesday evening. Carolyn was a daughter of the late Dolan and Lora G. Hamlet. She was a member of Wood Baptist Church and retired from Sun Terrace. A funeral service will be held 3 pm Saturday at Wood Baptist Church. Burial will follow in the Gupton Family Cemetery on Reynolds Road in Wood. Carolyn is survived by her sister and brother-in-law, Brenda and Greg Parrish of Castalia; brother and sister-in-law, Henry and Sabina Hamlet of Louisburg; 4 nieces. The family will receive friends 7 - 8:30 pm Friday at Strickland Funeral Home & Crematory, Louisburg, www.stricklandfuneralhome.net.http://obituaries.expressionstributes.com/?o=1557327811Obituary for Helen Spruill BentonHELEN S. BENTON July 21, 1926 ��" April 14, 2014 LOUISBURG ��" Helen Spruill Benton, 87, of Louisburg, died Monday afternoon. Helen was a daughter of the late Preston and Mattie Hardison Spruill. She was preceded in death by her brother, Alston Spruill. Helen graduated from Oriental High School and East Carolina University with a B.A. and a Masters degree in education. She was a member of Louisburg United Methodist Church since 1959 and a Louisburg College Concert Series patron since 1959. Funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Thursday at Louisburg United Methodist Church with Rev. Madison Hankal officiating. Burial will follow in Oakwood Cemetery. The family will receive friends 1 hour prior to the funeral in the fellowship hall. Helen is survived by her husband of 63 years, Wayne D. Benton; son, Warren Benton and friend, Heidi Ruchti of Charlotte; sisters and brother-in-law, Norma Smith; Dorothy and Raymond Tingle all of Oriental; granddaughter, Jordan Ruchti of Charlotte; nieces and nephews Jim Smith, Wanda Forrest, Cathy Dunbar, Al Spruill, Julia Tingle, Linda Burton, and Raymond Tingle, Mike Bottoms, and Gwen Messer with special thanks to Julia and Linda for their help during the last half year.. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Louisburg United Methodist Church, Building Fund, P.O. Box 667, Louisburg, NC 27549. Arrangements are by Strickland Funeral Home & Crematory, Louisburg, www.stricklandfuneralhome.net.http://obituaries.expressionstributes.com/?o=59c7327457Obituary for George J. BrokenshireGEORGE J. BROKENSHIRE October 5, 1925 - April 14, 2014 CASTALIA - George Jerome Brokenshire, 88, of Castalia, died Monday evening. George was a son of the late Leon and Daisy Brokenshire. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Ann Brokenshire; sister, Thelma Brokenshire and brother, Sam Brokenshire. He was a WWII Navy Veteran. A memorial service will be held at a later date. George is survived by his daughter, Gail M. Brown of Castalia; sons and daughters-in-law, George and Rosa Brokenshire of Mesa, AZ; David and Kim Brokenshire of Springtown, TX; brother, Leon Brokenshire of Dallas, PA; 10 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren. Arrangements are by Strickland Funeral Home & Crematory, Louisburg, www.stricklandfuneralhome.net.http://obituaries.expressionstributes.com/?o=ced4327809Obituary for Helen H. KempHelen Harris Kemp June 8, 1923 - April 7, 2014 LOUISBURG - Helen Harris Kemp passed away peacefully at her home on April 7 in Louisburg, NC. She was born June 8, 1923, the youngest daughter of Rufus and Loretta (Reta) Harris of Louisburg. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 54 years, Toliver Thomas Kemp, better known as T; a sister, Lucille Raper Mixon; half sisters, Louise Huff, Ada Corn, Maude Brock; and half-brother, Joseph Harris. Helen will be remembered for her strong work ethic and keen business sense. She graduated from W.R. Mills High School and went on to graduate from Louisburg College in 1943. Her career as a railroad station agent began with Seaboard Airline Railroad, which later merged with Seaboard Coast Line, and continued until her retirement in 1988. She worked in several towns in eastern North Carolina before she returned to live in Franklin County and continue her work in Creedmoor, Wake Forest, Franklinton, Henderson and Louisburg. In her early days with Seaboard, she communicated by telegraph using Morse Code. Her latter days were spent as a mobile agent. After retiring, she helped her husband run their family business, Katesville Pallet Mill, until she was 87 years old. For many years, Helen enjoyed camping and traveling in her motor home. She enjoyed vacationing with her family in Ocracoke each summer. She was known for baking pound cakes which she shared with family and friends. She had a special love for flowers and wildlife, which she observed from the sunroom of the family home in her later years. She also enjoyed her view of the cows grazing in the pasture behind her home. Helen was a member of Louisburg United Methodist Church. She had a passion for helping children and the elderly. Mrs. Kemp is survived by her son David and his wife, Kim of Louisburg; and her daughters Gail Floyd and her husband, Stanley of Louisburg and Irene Mitchell and her husband, Steve of Bunn; granddaughter, Crystal White and her husband, Allen; grandson, Kevin Mitchell; and her step-daughters Cora Blair and Peggy Land; and her step-sons Abe Kemp and Roy Kemp. A graveside service will be held 2pm, Wednesday, April 9 at Oakwood Cemetery in Louisburg with Rev. Madison Hankel officiating. The family will receive friends immediately following the service and other times at the home. Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to Louisburg United Methodist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 667, Louisburg, NC 27549. Arrangements are by Strickland Funeral Home & Crematory, Louisburg, www.stricklandfuneralhome.net.http://obituaries.expressionstributes.com/?o=955e326707Obituary for Joseph F. Jimenez“JOE” JOSEPH F. JIMENEZ February 20, 1962 - April 7, 2014 RALEIGH - Joseph “Joe” Franklin Jimenez, 52, of Raleigh, died Monday morning. Joe was preceded in death by his father, Frank P. Jimenez and brother, Michael Jimenez. He was a Navy Veteran. Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Friday in the chapel of Strickland Funeral Home in Louisburg. The family will receive friends 1 hour prior to the service. A private burial will be in the Sandhills Veterans State Cemetery. Joe is survived by his sons, Zachary Jimenez, Michael Jimenez and Jared Jimenez all of Apex; mother, Louise D. Lingerfelt of AR; sisters, Yolanda Engstrand and Amelia Jimenez both of MO; former wife and friend, Joan Marie Kuhnel of Apex. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Zachary, Michael, Jared Jimenez Education Fund, 119 Watertree Ln. Apex, NC 27502. Arrangements are by Strickland Funeral Home & Crematory, Louisburg, www.stricklandfuneralhome.net.http://obituaries.expressionstributes.com/?o=20b2326900Obituary for Erdeen Earp NowellERDEEN E. NOWELL Sept. 22, 1908 - March 30, 2014 WENDELL - Erdeen Earp Nowell, 105, of Lake Myra Rd., went home to be with the Lord Sunday morning surrounded by her family. She was born in Wake County a daughter of the late William and Flora Medlin Earp. Mrs. Nowell was preceded in death by her husband, Ray F. Nowell, a son, Marvin Ray Nowell; sisters, Iva Douglas and Geraldine Hood; brothers, Bernice, Leon, William, Pou, and Rudolph. She was the last living charter member of Central Baptist Church which was founded in 1925. A funeral service will be held 2 pm Wednesday in the chapel of Central Baptist Church with Pastor Ed Rose and Pastor Bill Kincaid officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Evelyn and Bill Adams; daughter-in-law, Edie G. Nowell; grandchildren, Sandy Morgan and husband, Jon, Paul Nowell, Melissa Webb and husband, Kevin; great-grandchildren, Austin and Ashlyn Webb, Jackson and Nathan Morgan all of Wendell; numerous nieces and nephews. Flowers accepted or memorials may be made to Central Baptist Church, Vision Fund, 11109 Poole Rd., Wendell, NC 27591. The family will receive friends 7:00 - 9:00 pm Tuesday at Central Baptist Church Fellowship Hall and other times at the home of Evelyn and Bill Adams, 7408 Lake Myra Rd., Wendell, NC Arrangements byStrickland Funeral Home, 103 W. Franklin St., Louisburg, NC. www.stricklandfuneralhome.nethttp://obituaries.expressionstributes.com/?o=8845325827Obituary for Talmage W. WaltonTALMAGE W. WALTON December 31, 1926 - March 23, 2014 YOUNGSVILLE - Talmage Wester Walton, 87, of Youngsville, died Sunday night. Talmage was a son of the late Carlton and Ethyl Stephenson Walton. He was preceded in death by his son, Robert Walton. He was a WW II Army Veteran and a retired framing contractor. A graveside service will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday at Montlawn Memorial Park. Talmage is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Emma Penny D. Walton; daughters and sons in-law, Patricia and Joe Scurozzo of Zebulon; Penny and Charlie Walker; sons and daughters in-law, Talmadge and Betty Jo Walton, Jr; Maurice and Angie Walton all of Youngsville; Marco and Brenda Walton of Cary; sister and brother-in-law, Hilda and Stanley Whitley of Willow Springs; 13 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren. The family will receive friends at the home at all times. Arrangements are by Strickland Funeral Home & Crematory, Louisburg, www.stricklandfuneralhome.net.http://obituaries.expressionstributes.com/?o=953c325327Obituary for Peggy Morgan MurrayPEGGY M. MURRAY June 15, 1943 - March 19, 2014 WENDELL - Peggy Morgan Murray, 70,of Wendell, died early Wednesday morning at her home surrounded by her family. She was born in Nash County, daughter of the late John Paul and Lula Jones Morgan. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sisters, Ethel Odom and Annie Gay Murray; brothers, Percy, Ernest, Hugh, J.P., Clinton and Leonard Morgan. Peggy worked at Westinghouse, ITT and Alcatel. A graveside funeral service will held 3 pm Friday, March 21, 2014 at Gethsemane Memorial Gardens in Zebulon with Reverend Randall Saunders officiating. She is survived by her devoted husband of 50 years, C.W. Murray, Jr.; daughter, Charlene Murray of Zebulon and brother, Wayne Morgan of Rocky Mount; numerous nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends immediately following the service. Arrangements by Strickland Funeral Home, Louisburg, NC. www.stricklandfuneralhome.nethttp://obituaries.expressionstributes.com/?o=3a34324802Obituary for James "Jim" Lindo WardJAMES “JIM” L. WARD LOUISBURG - James “Jim” Lindo Ward, of Louisburg, died suddenly in a tragic accident Thursday morning. Jim was a son of the late Jason and Lillian Aycock Ward. He was preceded in death by his sisters, Ollie S. Conner, Lola S. Beddingfield and Ola S. Strickland; brothers, Jason Ward, Max Ward Gene Ward, Robert Ward, Pete Shearin and Herbert Shearin. Funeral service will be held 3 pm Sunday at Rock Spring Baptist Church. Burial will follow in the Bunn Cemetery. The family will receive friends 1 hour prior to the service. Jim is survived by his wife of 57 years, Ann M. Ward; son and daughter-in-law, Greg and Tammy Ward of Louisburg; sister, Nell W. Fairbanks of McLean, VA; sister-in-law, Evelyn S. Ward of Raleigh; grandchildren, Nicole Ward; Joe Hackler and wife, Tara; many nieces and nephews. Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to Rock Spring Baptist Church, Building Fund, 34 Rock Springs Church Rd. Louisburg, NC 27549. Arrangements are by Strickland Funeral Home & Crematory, Louisburg, www.stricklandfuneralhome.net.http://obituaries.expressionstributes.com/?o=13e0322808Obituary for Charles "Butch" Benson Harris, Jr.“BUTCH” C. B. HARRIS, JR. September 26, 1945 - February 24, 2014 SPRING HOPE - Charles “Butch” Benson Harris, Jr., 68, of Spring Hope, died Monday at his home. Butch was a son of the late Charles and Cescile Turner Harris. He was a member of Duke Memorial Baptist Church and a retired Nash, Rocky Mount school teacher where he influenced the lives of thousands of students over his 30 year teaching career. A memorial service will be held 3 p.m. Friday at Duke Memorial Baptist Church. The family will receive friends immediately following the service. Butch is survived by his loving wife of 46 years, Beverly W. Harris; daughter and son-in-law, Jodi and Chad Ray of Bunn; son and daughter-in-law, Sandy and Kristy Harris of Wetumpka, AL; grandsons, Ethan and Eli Harris; sisters and brother-in-law, Melody Harris and Lisa and John Byrd all of Spring Hope; brother and sister-in-law, Mike and Dene Harris of Zebulon; aunts and uncle, Genora Greene of Spring Hope; Julian and Marie Harris of Raleigh; many nieces, nephews and cousins . In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Duke Memorial Baptist Church, Building Fund, 3976 NC Hwy. 581, Spring Hope, NC 27882. Arrangements are by Strickland Funeral Home & Crematory, Louisburg, www.stricklandfuneralhome.net.http://obituaries.expressionstributes.com/?o=3ff8322414