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On Tuesday, May 21, 2019 an angel came to escort our beloved father home, Ernest J. Soles at Beacon Place (Hospice). He was born on December 12, 1945 in Horry County, SC to the late Odom Long and Elizabeth Soles Grissett.

He retired from Custom Industries after 40 plus years of dedicated service. He was married to the late Jean P. Soles of Greensboro, NC.

In addition to his parents and his wife, Ernest is preceded in death by one son, Jeffrey Soles; two grandchildren and two brothers, Nelson and Jerry.

He leaves to cherish his memories: one son, William Lamont Perry (Cindy) of Ft. Walton Beach, FL; three daughters, Carol Ann Soles, Alysia Warren Blake and Hope Warren; two stepchildren, Eugene Perry and Laverne Kelly; six brothers, Willie Earl (Diane), Nathaniel (Judy), Dennis, Larry (Mary), Kenneth (Shelia) all of Fairmont, NC and Jimmy (Wanda) of Rowland, NC; six sisters, Betty Kitt, Gladys Gregg, Shelia Grissett and Chriscilla Grissett all of Fairmount, NC, Ophelia Kinlaw (Mack) of Conway, SC, and Marylin Bethea  of Lumberton, NC; three grandchildren and a host nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

His funeral will be held 1:30PM on Saturday, June 1, 2019 at Woodard Funeral Home Chapel, 3200 N. O’Henry Blvd., Greensboro, NC 27405, with Pastor Larry Grissett officiating. Interment will follow in Piedmont Memorial Park. Woodard Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.


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  • Thursday, May 30, 2019
    The staff off Woodard Funeral Home will continue to keep your family in our prayers.
    ~ Woodard Funeral Home
  • Friday, May 31, 2019
    Our heartfelt condolences to the family of our beloved first cousin. Praying that God heals your hearts during this time.
    ~ Sylvia Soles Larry Dean Soles,   Charlotte, NC
  • Thursday, May 30, 2019
    My Deepest Sympathy to William and the Soles Family. Cousin Pam
    ~ Pamela Anderson   Greensboro, NC
  • Thursday, May 30, 2019
    May the God who “binds up the broken-hearted” and “comforts all who mourn” sustain your family during this challenging time.- Isaiah 61:1,2. For more encouraging words please go to JW.org
    ~ Lynn
  • Saturday, June 1, 2019
    To Lamont, Anne And The Rest Of The Family. May God Shine Peace, Love And Light Upon You And Your Family. My Deepest Condolences And Sympathy, For I Understand Your Pain And Sorrow. With Love, Stefanie Thompson
    ~ Stefanie Thompson   Greensboro, NC
  • Thursday, June 13, 2019
    I am truly sorry for your loss. A scripture that has given me much comfort is Revelation 21:4 which promises that one day death will be no more. I hope this scripture brings comfort to your family during this difficult time.
    ~ Dorothy   Greensboro, NC
  • Monday, July 8, 2019
    There is going to be a ressurrection of the good and the bad, and the bad are going to be given a second chance in life to learn more about the Almighty God Jehovah and this time they will live forever and never die. John chapter 11 verse 24-25. Luke chapter 20 verse 33, 36
    ~ Sister Floyd   Greensboro, NC