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Dorothy Oldham Williams

September 2, 1924 ~ March 11, 2019

Services will be held: March 30, 2019

Hester Rouse Garner

July 9, 1931 ~ March 19, 2019

Services will be held: March 22, 2019

Sandra Faye Collins

07/01/1947 ~ March 18, 2019

Services will be held: March 21, 2019

Pastor James L. Upchurch

September 15, 1941 ~ March 17, 2019

Services will be held: March 22, 2019

Letha Faye Etheridge

6/6/1939 ~ 3/16/2019

Services will be held: March 20, 2019

Jacob Joseph Sanok, III

10/24/1952 ~ March 17, 2019

Services will be held: March 23, 2019

Wayne Allen Taylor

1-29-1943 ~ 3-16-2019

Services will be held: March 19, 2019

Karen Keith Stewart

October 9, 1961 ~ March 7, 2019

Services will be held:

David Michael King

02/17/1944 ~ 09/07/2018

GARNER – David Michael King, 74, a loving husband, son, dad, and grandpa, died Friday.

He was a 1962 graduate of Needham B. Broughton High School and retired from the NC Department of Public Instruction with thirty years of service. An avid golfer and saltwater fisherman, he especially enjoyed fishing and golfing during his retirement years.

He was an active, longtime member of New Bethel Baptist Church where he served his Lord and his church faithfully on many committees and as a deacon. His outgoing personality and sense of humor made him a true friend to all who knew him.

Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Monday at New Bethel Baptist Church, Garner with burial following in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends after the service in the church fellowship hall.

Survivors include his wife and best friend of forty two years, Phyllis Bagwell King; his son Mike King and wife, Rhonda and his granddaughter, Rachael.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Roy and Elsie King and his daughter, Kim King.

Memorial Contributions may be made to New Bethel Baptist Church, 2110 Benson Rd., Garner, NC 27529.



After the Service

New Bethel Baptist Church Fellowship Hall



2:00 PM

New Bethel Baptist Church


  1. Pat Croom

    Phyllis, So sorry to hear of Mike’s death. Have peace knowing he will now be in his eternal home. No more pain.

  2. Sherry Drake Hollingsworth


    I was very sorry to hear of Mike’s death. I will be thinking of you.

  3. Raymie Edwards

    Mr. Mike will be missed dearly by everyone who knew. He was a Great Man and Great Friend.I will be praying for the family during these times

  4. Jan Johnson Myers

    Phyllis, I’m so sorry for your LOSS…. My thoughts and Prayers are with you and your family.

  5. S. Williamson

    Please accept my sincere sympathy for the loss of your dear loved one.
    I hope and pray that the God of comfort will strengthen you and your family during your time of sorrow. 2 Corinthians, Chapter 1, verses 3 and 4: 3-Praised be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of tender mercies and the God of all comfort, 4 who comforts us in all our trials so that we may be able to comfort others in any sort of trial with the comfort that we receive from God.

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