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Lonnie Lee Best
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Obituary for Lonnie Lee Best

Grantham – Lonnie Lee Best, 80, passed away on Monday, May 14, 2018 at Kitty Askins Hospice Center surrounded by his family.

Lonnie was born in Wayne County on August 22, 1937 to the late Ruby and Annie Elizabeth Best. He had worked for over 20 years with Warrick’s Feed Mill at Stevens Mill. Lonnie was a valued member of the Grantham Volunteer Fire Department and the Woodmen of the World in Grantham.

Lonnie had a wonderful sense of humor and never took himself too seriously. He was a good friend and had a generous heart. He provided a good home for his family and gave all he could to his family and strangers alike. Lonnie could often be found in Grantham on his golf cart looking a friend to share a story with. He will be missed but greatly remembered.

A service to celebrate Lonnie’s life will be held on Thursday, May 17, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. in the Providence United Methodist Church Cemetery with Rev. Dennis Pollock, Rev. Terry Hobbs and Rev. Jim Huskins officiating. The family will receive friends on Wednesday, May 16, 2018 from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. at Seymour Funeral Home and other times at his home in Grantham.

Lonnie is survived by his wife of almost 59 years, Mary Ella Kornegay Best; daughters, France Jones and husband Speed and Kathryn Patterson and husband Larry; brother, William Best and his twin brother, Donnie Best; grandchildren, Amanda Peeden (Roger), Nicole Miller and Heather Joy (Drew); and five great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his daughter, Virginia Carol Best and brother, Carson Best.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Kitty Askins Hospice Center, 107 Handley Park Court, Goldsboro, NC 27534, Grantham Fire Department, 3430 U.S. Hwy 13 South, Goldsboro, NC 27530 or Providence United Methodist Church, 202 Providence Church Road, Goldsboro, NC 27530.

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7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Seymour Funeral Home and Cremation Service

1300 Wayne Memorial Drive
Goldsboro, NC 27534

graveside service




11:00 AM
Providence United Methodist Church Cemetery

202 Providence Church Road
Goldsboro, NC 27530

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Providence United Methodist Church Cemetery

202 Providence Church Road
Goldsboro, NC 27530


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