Kathryn Ward Black

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TOPSAIL BEACH — Kathryn Ward Black, native of Wilson and longtime resident of Clinton, died peacefully Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018 at home.

She is survived by her husband of 51 years, James Hillary Black; her children, James Hillary Black II, and his wife, Elizabeth Paxton Black, of Wilson, Hillary Black Horne, and husband, Charles Cale Horne, of Topsail Beach, Kathryn Black Watson, and husband, William Allen Watson, of Jackson, Mississippi and Benjamin Stephens Black of Surf City.

Her grandchildren are Emma Elizabeth Black, Caroline Sullivan Watson, William Lang Hornthal, John Bratton Parker Jr., Alexander Stephens Hornthal, Elizabeth James Watson, Jospehine Paxton Parker, Robert Allen Watson and James Hillary Black III.

A memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 13 at Faith Harbor United Methodist Church. The family will receive friends following the service.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Faith Harbor United Methodist Church, 14201 Highway 50/210, Surf City, NC 28445 for the Youth Fund or the Endowment Fund.

Condolences may be left at www.andrewsmortuary.com. Arrangements are by Andrews Mortuary Hampstead Chapel.