NEW INFO: Funeral Arrangements Announced For ATV Rider

The funeral arrangements for a Greene County teenager have been announced after a deadly ATV accident. Ryan Kornegay died in the accident while riding the ATV Saturday behind his home on Gurganus Road outside of Snow Hill. He was 17.

The Greene Central High School junior will be buried Wednesday. The funeral will be at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Carey Road in Kinston at 2 p.m. Wednesday. Interment will immediately follow at the Pineview Cemetery, Hwy 111 South in Seven Springs.

The Kornegay Family will also receive guests Tuesday from 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. at Taylor-Tyson Funeral Service on Third St. in Snow Hill.

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Students at one high school are in mourning Monday after one of their classmates was killed this weekend in an ATV accident.

Ryan Kornegay died in the accident while riding the ATV Saturday behind his home on Gurganus Road outside of Snow Hill. The 17-year-old was a junior at Greene Central High School. Students there are now wearing black ribbons and have placed a makeshift memorial in his parking space.

Principal Susan Jones says they have counselors at the school helping students deal with the loss. Counselors are also at Greene County Middle School where Kornegay's brother is a student.


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  • by Jaela Location: mt.olive on May 16, 2010 at 04:26 PM
    r.i.p ryan i love you
  • by anna Location: tarboro on Apr 16, 2010 at 12:04 PM
    u personally didnt know ryan but i have learn so much about him.im thankful that god put him on this earth for the time he was here,he made my best friend the happiest girl ever and every time someone talks about ryan she smiles.i know ryan has touched her life in some many ways and im glad she got to have someone like ryan in her life.i may not have met ryan but hes still arnd every time we here his song me and brianna both get the chills and we knw he is there.now i truely see that only the best die young and that certinly was you ryan kornegay. even tho youve been gone for a while i still pray for your family cause i knw how rough it can be to lose an amazinggg person like you.maybe well meet someday:)
  • by Betty Location: Snow Hill on Oct 26, 2009 at 01:24 PM
    It seems like it was only yesterday, and at times forever Kevin's family and school friends were dealing with the same tragedy. As his mother I want Ryans friends to know that each and every thing you do or say in his memory will be such a great healing for his mother. I will never forget how Kevn's friend were still honoring him years later. I looked back and knew he was dearly loved. Share your memories with her. She will never get tired of hearing things she never knew. Write her letters.I felt the love and support from Greene County and our small county will continue to do so when something like this happens. Our prayers and support is so important at this time.
  • by Cassie Location: Snow Hill on Oct 23, 2009 at 06:58 PM
    Ryan was an amazing young man, we went to school together and he was in my 2nd period class, its very hard on me not seeing his smiling face in his desk. We always had the best of times and he knew how to make my days so much better. Ryan always had the biggest smile on his face everyday. And he was so passionate about his truck that he let everyone know about. He is already being missed by so many and will continue to be. I will never forget all the good times we had together and the special bond that we had. Ryan had a connection with everyone that he met and you could tell his family raised him very well. Please pray for his family, especially his mother Deb and his little brother Russ. And to anyone that doesn't know Ryan, we aren't trying to make it a big deal or get media attention it was a tragic accident and this just shows how many people loved him and how great he really was, it was a true lesson learned by many. I love you so much we will meet again, Rest in Peace baby boy.
  • by Shane Location: Lagrange on Oct 21, 2009 at 01:43 PM
    I attend savannah middle school im so sorry that your child had to go this way and i will pray for you. I saw yall go by during the funeral my thought and feelings are exspressed Im very sorry RIP Ryan Kornegay You will always be loved!!!
  • by To Fact Dog Location: Kinston on Oct 21, 2009 at 05:38 AM
    Yes Gurganus Rd, it is state road 1204 in Greene County
  • by Amy Location: Duplin County on Oct 21, 2009 at 05:36 AM
    FIrst to FactDog, it says he "lived" on Gurgainus Road not that he was "riding" on Gurgainus Road. He was riding behind the home. God Bless Ryan's family and friends. Sometimes it is seems true that the good die young. Yes, do read his obituary and listen to his friends. There are no words to adequately describe this young man's life. If only everyone could have seen the video at the visitation last night and seen the flower arrangements that told so much about what he loved in life.
  • by Charlene Location: Wilmington on Oct 20, 2009 at 06:33 PM
    To his father doug whom I was very close to, I am so sorry for your loss. I had the pleasure of meeting Ryan and I know he will be missed greatly. My thoughts and prayers for you and your family.
  • by Fact Dog Location: NC on Oct 20, 2009 at 05:29 PM
    I would like to know if gurganus road is a state road?
  • by Someone who Cares Location: Deep Run on Oct 20, 2009 at 11:29 AM
    To the family and Friends of this young man, May God be with you in this time of need. I hope that you find strength to hold you together, and Anonymous you are right we should HUG our kids a little tighter and thank God they are still with us. We all take life for granted (our own or our loved ones) Everyone needs to remember that this was someones child,loved one, and family member!!!!
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