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Marie (Radford) Taylor

January 15, 1933 ~ March 20, 2018 (age 85)

Marie Radford Taylor, 85, of Kinston, NC, passed away peacefully on March 20, 2018, in Newport, NC, at the Crystal Coast Hospice House. The daughter of Leslie and Pearl Radford, Marie was born in Hanover County, Virginia, on January 15, 1933. She graduated from Nahunta High School in Wayne County in 1951 and worked with Sears of Kinston and Greenville until her retirement.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, Billy Taylor, and by her siblings Lawrence Radford, Mack Radford, Raymond Radford, Lynwood Radford, and Thelma McKeel. She is survived by her children, daughter, Jackie Shivar and husband Mike, of Kinston, and son Mike Taylor and wife Nancy, of Fort Mill, SC.; granddaughter Ashley Shivar of Jacksonville, NC; sister Evelyn Lamm and husband Gene of Niceville, Florida, and brother Ed Radford and wife Gail of Nahunta; and by several sisters-in-law and many nieces and nephews, and their children. In the last years, she was cared for by Terry Norville, Georgia Stocks, and Joan Creel.

Funeral services will be graveside on March 24, 2018 at 11:30a.m. at Pinelawn Memorial Park with arrangements by Howard-Carter Funeral Home. Visitation will be at her home following the service.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the SECU Crystal Coast Hospice House ( or the Alzheimer’s Association (

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