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Thurman Lee Pilkington, Jr.

Thurman Lee Pilkington, Jr., age 67, died Saturday afternoon, August 16, 2014 in Johnston Medical Center. Born May 10, 1947 in Johnston County to the late Thurman Lee and Christine Stanley Pilkington, he was preceded in death by a brother, Kenneth Ray Pilkington, step-daughter, Nicole Hartman and a granddaughter, Angela Grooms.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday in the chapel of Parrish Funeral Home with the Rev. Roger Hill officiating. Burial will follow in Sunset Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. just prior to the service.

Surviving are his wife of 18 years, Jackie Pilkington, son, Aaron Pilkington of Virginia; daughter, Barbara Jean Toole and husband Timmy of Benson; step-son, Jeramie Williford and wife Amy of Pennsylvania; step-daughters, Amanda Winfrey and husband Ronnie and Michelle Lee all of Clayton; brother, Johnny Pilkington and wife Betsy of Smithfield; sister, Barbara Temple and husband Sam of Smithfield; 13 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.

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