Jul. 21, 2005 Smithfield Johnston County North Carolina, USA
Esther Williford Capps, age 86, died Thursday morning, July 21, 2005 in Smithfield Manor.
Born October 27, 1918 in Johnston County to the late Richard Bowden and Ida Meyers Williford, she was the widow of Raymond Rose Capps.
She was preceded in death by two brothers, JohnnyvWilliford, and Lehman Williford; and a sister, Hallie W. Martin.
The funeral services will be conducted at 4:00 p.m. Sunday in the chapel of Parrish Funeral Home in Selma with the Rev. Dennis Pollock officiating. Burial will follow in Hills of the Neuse Memory Gardens.
Surviving are her sons, Raymond Thomas Capps and wife, Bonnie of Smithfield, and Kenneth Sherrod Capps and wife, Brenda of Wake Forest; daughters, Janice Hughes and husband, Merv of Houston, TX, Rita Crocker and husband, Will of Smithfield, and Beth G. Griffin of Smithfield; brothers, Clarence Williford of Orlando, FL, Bruce Williford of Grantham, and C. L. Williford of Princeton; sisters, Doris W. Wilson of Orlando, FL, Abby Jean Snead, and Margie Barden, both of Goldsboro, Myrna Jivatode of Arlington, VA, and Barbara Fletcher of Grantham, Ten grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends from 3:00 4:00 p.m. just prior to the service.
News & Observer, The Raleigh, North Carolina Friday, July 22, 2005