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William Harrell Everett, Jr.

December 25, 1934 August 16, 2018
William Harrell Everett, Jr.
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William Harrell Everett, Jr., 83, of Goldsboro, N.C., passed away peacefully on August 16, 2018, in Wayne Memorial Hospital. He was born on Christmas Day in 1934 in Williamston, N.C. to William Harrell and Serena Peacock Everett. He graduated from Williamston High School, and received undergraduate and law degrees from the University of North Carolina, and was an avid UNC sports fan. He served in the U.S. Army between undergraduate and law school. Harrell began practicing law in 1962 in Rocky Mount, NC, and moved to Goldsboro in 1964, where he practiced law until 2015, including serving as City Attorney of Goldsboro for 35 years.

Harrell was preceded in death by his parents, William Harrell and Serena Peacock Everett. He is survived by his beloved family, his wife, Lila, his daughters and sons-in-law, Lucy and Frank Edmondson, of Edenton, NC, and Ann and Adlai Wood, of Wilmington, NC, his grandchildren, Adlai, Xavier, and Lila Frances, his sister and brother in law, Frances and Larry Chesson of Williamston, NC, his brother and sister in law, Jim Everett and Carolyn Roberts of Chevy Chase, MD, his brothers and sisters in law, Joe and Ann Frierson of Athens, GA, and David and Nancy Hunter of Rome, GA, and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Harrell served his community and church in many ways, including Senior Warden and Treasurer of St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, President of the Goldsboro Chamber of Commerce, President and Paul Harris Scholar of Rotary, member of the Goldsboro City Schools Board of Education for eight years, Chairman of the Wayne Mental Health Board, President of the local Wachovia Bank board, and member of the North Carolina Job Development Investment Grant (JDIG) committee.

A memorial service with internment will be held on Saturday, August 18, 2018, at 11 a.m. at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 200 N. James St., Goldsboro. Visitation will be held on Friday, August 17, 2018, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Seymour Funeral Home, 1300 Wayne Memorial Dr., Goldsboro, NC 27534. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, the Goldsboro Family YMCA, 1105 Parkway Dr., Goldsboro, NC 27534, or the Community Soup Kitchen, 112 W. Oak St., Goldsboro, NC 27530.


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Visitation

Friday

17

Aug

5:00 PM 8/17/2018 5:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 8/17/2018 7:00:00 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

Memorial Service

Saturday

18

Aug

11:00 AM 8/18/2018 11:00:00 AM
St. Stephen's Episcopal Church

200 N. James Street
Goldsboro, NC 27530

St. Stephen's Episcopal Church
200 N. James Street Goldsboro 27530 NC
United States

Memorial Contribution

St. Stephen's Episcopal Church

200 N. James Street
Goldsboro, NC 27530

Community Soup Kitchen

P.O.Box 1064
Goldsboro, NC 27533

Goldsboro YMCA

1105 Parkway Drive
Goldsboro, NC 27534
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