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Clifton Gene Merritt, Sr.

February 8, 1932 April 1, 2018
Clifton  Gene Merritt, Sr.
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Obituary for Clifton Gene Merritt, Sr.

Clifton Gene Merritt, Sr., 86, passed away on Sunday, April 1, 2018 at Kitty Askins Hospice Center surrounded by his family.

Clifton was born in Wayne County on February 8, 1932 to the late Norman and Gulie Braswell Merritt. He was a valued employee of G&M Sales in Goldsboro for 42 years. Clifton was a member of Unity Baptist Church in Mount Olive.

A service to celebrate Clifton’s life will be held at 12:00 noon on Thursday, April 5, 2018 at Unity Baptist Church in Mount Olive with Pastor Ronnie Wise and Andrew Merritt officiating. Interment will follow in Wayne Memorial Park.

Clifton is survived by his wife, Martha Millard Merritt; daughters, Ann Lethco and husband Jim of Faison, Marlene Edmundson and husband Jay of Seven Springs and Kimberly Colvin and husband Roger; son, Clifton Gene Merritt, Jr. and wife Emily; sisters, Elizabeth Dudley of Grantham, Frances Crumpler of Goldsboro and Sarah Ann Sewell of Goldsboro; brothers, Ray Merritt of Goldsboro and Howard Merritt of Goldsboro; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Annie Marie Chase Merritt; brother, Bill Merritt; and sister, Verna M. Scott.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday, April 4, 2018 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at Seymour Funeral Home.

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6:00 PM 4/4/2018 6:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 4/4/2018 8:00:00 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




12:00 PM 4/5/2018 12:00:00 PM
Unity Baptist Church

489 N.C. Hwy 55
Mount Olive, NC 28365

Unity Baptist Church
489 N.C. Hwy 55 Mount Olive 28365 NC
United States

Cemetery Details


Wayne Memorial Park Final Resting Place

2925 U.S. Hwy. 117 South
Dudley, NC 28333

2925 U.S. Hwy. 117 South Dudley 28333 NC
United States

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