Erdene Corbett Narron

06/15/2014 12:00 AM

06/15/2014 12:05 AM

Erdene Corbett Narron, age 98, died Thursday afternoon in SECU Hospice House in Smithfield. Born January 25, 1916 in Johnston County she was a daughter of the late Joshua Edgar and Elmira Hocutt Corbett. She was preceded in death by her husband, William Edwin Narron; brothers, Cecil Corbett, Elton Corbett, Percy Corbett, and Edgar Corbett, Jr.; and sister, Mary Kirvin Radford. Erdene was a member of Antioch Baptist Church and was a founding member of the Women’s Missionary Union. She loved her family, her church family, her word search puzzles, and reading. Her family, friends, and even people she had never met have been recipients of items that she crocheted – her pot holders, her “pin-up” towels, and afghans.

Funeral services will be conducted at 3:00 p.m. Sunday, June 8, 2014 in Antioch Baptist Church with Rev. Josh Franklin officiating. Entombment will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Saturday evening at Parrish Funeral Home in Selma.

Surviving are her daughters, Patricia Brown and husband Virgil of Garner, Carolyn Stallings and husband Leonard (Bud) of Smithfield, and Wanda Pilkington and husband Wayne of Selma; grandchildren, Michael Brown, David Brown, Joanna Crumpler, Heather Boyette, Andrew Harris, Michael Pilkington, and Andy Pilkington; and great grandchildren, Stuart Brown, Patrick Brown, Lauren Crumpler, Adam Crumpler, Stephen Pilkington, Travis Boyette, Krisan Pilkington, Alex Boyette, Justin Pilkington, and Andrew Beery.

Flowers are appreciated or memorial contributions may be made to Antioch Baptist Church, 8490 NC Hwy 39, Middlesex, NC 27557.

The family would like to express their great appreciation to the staff of Johnston Medical Center of Smithfield and SECU Hospice House.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at

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