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B. G. Ginn

January 11, 1927 July 1, 2019
B. G. Ginn
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B.G. Ginn, 92, of Goldsboro passed away on Monday, July 1, 2019 at the North Carolina State Veterans Home in Kinston.

Mr. Ginn, an Army Veteran of the Korean War, was born in Greene County on January 11, 1927. After graduating in 1945 from Snow Hill High School, he opened Ginn Grocery and Market on North William Street in Goldsboro and within 2 years he also opened Ginn’s Wholesale Company. He was drafted into the United States Army in 1951, soon after the start of the Korean War and served until 1953. After his active duty he returned to Goldsboro and within a short period he was recruited by the CIA due to his superior efficiency rating while in the Army. He worked with the CIA until 1957 then he returned to Goldsboro and opened Ginn’s Sundry. Three years later he opened Ginn Sundry Wholesale Division and in 1964 he purchased Southern Wholesale Company and merged it with his wholesale business and continued under the Southern Wholesale name. The business grew and became the third largest candy distributor in North Carolina. Mr. Ginn was presented the “Candy Man of the Year” Award in 1967 by Carolinas Confectionaries Salesman Club. Other businesses Mr. Ginn owned in Goldsboro were the Jet Motel, Ginn’s Gifts and Toys, and Ginn Village on North William Street. In 1968 he sold Southern Wholesale Company and in 1969 moved to Daytona Beach, Florida. In 1972 he became the General Manager of the Halifax Yacht Club and worked there for 16 years. By 1977 he had sold all of his businesses in Goldsboro.
After a short retirement, Mr. Ginn opened a catering business at The Palmetto Club in Daytona Beach. He enjoyed his catering business for many years and sold this business in 1998. The catering company is still in business and is operating under Ginn Enterprises today. Mr. Ginn returned to Goldsboro in 2007.

Mr. Ginn enjoyed playing cards and entered several tournaments including tournaments in Las Vegas, Mississippi, and Monte Carlo. His mastery of the game was apparent when he won first place against 125 players in 2002 in Sam’s Town, Tunica, MS.

He was a former member of the American Legion, Kiwanis Club, Southern Wholesale Confectionaries Association, Halifax River Yacht Club, National Club Managers Association, Florida Club Managers Association, National Wholesalers Association, and a member of the Active Army Reserves while he was living in Washington, D.C.

Mr. Ginn was also commissioned a Kentucky Colonel, the highest title of honor bestowed by the Commonwealth of Kentucky by Governor Nunn in 1978. He was also honored with a Certificate of Appointment as a Regularly Constituted Deputy Sheriff of Volusia County, Florida in 1988.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday, July 3, 2019 from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. at Seymour Funeral Home followed by a service to celebrate his life at 3:00 p.m. in the chapel with Rev. Larry Turlington and Rev. Josh House officiating. Interment will be in Snow Hill Cemetery with military honors.

He is survived by his sister, Minnie Ginn Howell of Pikeville; four nieces, Jane Eason Richter (Mike) of Goldsboro, Billie Whitley Hardee (Judd), Judy Whitley House (Donald) of Snow Hill and Carolyn Whitley Watson (Billy) of White Lake; four nephews, Steve Howell (Judy) of Pikeville, Ken Eason (Teresa), David Eason of LaGrange and Bryant Whitley (Sandra) of Bladenboro. He is also survived by thirteen great nieces and nephews and ten great-great nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Willie J. Ginn and Sadie Ham Ginn and sisters, Adene Ginn Eason and Margaret Ginn Whitley.

Mr. Ginn wanted to express his appreciation for the care provided by his sister, Minnie Howell. Love and heartfelt thanks is also expressed to Steve, Judy and Jordyn, and Jane for their help during his decline in health. Mr. Ginn’s family would also like to acknowledge Dr. Van Adams and the staff of Carolina Internal Medicine, as well as the staff at the North Carolina State Veterans Home in Kinston who added to the quality of his life in recent months.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be given to Fort Run Pentecostal Free Will Baptist Church, 1288 Gurganus Road, Snow Hill, NC 28580.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.seymourfuneralhome.com.


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Previous Events

Visitation

Tuesday

2

Jul

5:00 PM 7/2/2019 5:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 7/2/2019 8:00:00 PM
B.G. Ginn Home

105 Kingston Circle
Goldsboro, NC 27530

B.G. Ginn Home
105 Kingston Circle Goldsboro 27530 NC
United States

Visitation

Wednesday

3

Jul

2:00 PM 7/3/2019 2:00:00 PM - 3:00 PM 7/3/2019 3:00:00 PM
Seymour Funeral Home and Cremation Service

1300 Wayne Memorial Drive
Goldsboro, NC 27534

Seymour Funeral Home and Cremation Service
1300 Wayne Memorial Drive Goldsboro 27534 NC
United States

Funeral Service

Wednesday

3

Jul

3:00 PM 7/3/2019 3:00:00 PM
Seymour Funeral Home and Cremation Service

1300 Wayne Memorial Drive
Goldsboro, NC 27534

Seymour Funeral Home and Cremation Service
1300 Wayne Memorial Drive Goldsboro 27534 NC
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Snow Hill Cemetery Final Resting Place

1112 Kingold Blvd.
Snow Hill, NC

1112 Kingold Blvd. Snow Hill NC

Memorial Contribution

Fort Run P.F.W.B. Church

1288 Gurganus Road
Snow Hill, NC 28580
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