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Miscellaneous Wilson County, North Carolina
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MAY 1, 2001

Ossie Bell A. Anthony  
March 14, 1929 April 27, 2001
  The location of funeral for Ossie Bell Applewhite Anthony has been changed.  
The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Donnie Daniels at 2 p.m. Wednesday at
Tabernacle of Prayer For All People, 1601 Lane St. Ext.

Annie H. Pace
  KENLY — Annie Hinnant Bass Pace, 95, of 203 Darden St. died Monday.
Arrangements are incomplete and being handled by Coley Funeral Home.

Michelle P. Allen  KENLY — Michelle Pittman Allen, 33, of 147 Moore's Road died  
Monday.
Arrangements are incomplete and being handled by Coley Funeral Home.

Rudolph W. Hawley
  GREENVILLE — Rudolph W. Hawley is also survived by a brother, Selby L. Hawley
of Wilson. His name was omitted in Monday's edition. The Daily Times regrets
the error.

Evelyn R. Navickas
  Evelyn Raper Hobson Navickas, 74, died Monday. Arrangements are incomplete and  
being handled by Shingleton Funeral Home, 2407 W. Nash St.

Grace B. Stroud
  STANTONSBURG — Grace Helen Best Stroud, 69, died Monday. Arrangements are  
incomplete and being handled by Shingleton Funeral Home, 2407 W. Nash St.

Walter Hicks Jr.
  Walter "Skull" Hicks Jr., 52, of 910 Goldsboro St. died today at
Wilson Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete and being handled by Edwards  
Funeral Home, 805 E. Nash St.

MAY 2, 2001

Annie H. Pace
  KENLY — Annie Hinnant Bass Pace, 95, 203 Darden St. died Monday at Johnston
Memorial Hospital. The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. James Boyd, the
Rev. Jerry Andrews and the Rev. William Harrell at 3 p.m. Thursday at Coley
Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Kenly Cemetery.
  Surviving are a daughter, Linda B. Suggs of Raleigh; two sons, Bill Bass of
Asheville and Doug Bass of Fayetteville; a sister, Bernice Lyston of New York;
13 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; two step great-grandchildren; four
great-great-grandchildren; and one step great-great-grandchild.
  The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7-9 tonight.

Mary E. Elbert
  WINTERVILLE — Mary Elizabeth Elbert, 74, died Sunday at Pitt County Memorial
Hospital, Greenville. The funeral will be conducted by Elder W.C. Elliott at 1  
p.m. Thursday at St. Rest United Holy Church. Burial will follow in Greenwood  
Cemetery, Greenville.
  Surviving are her husband; five daughters, including Retha Albritton of  
Wilson; four sons; two sisters; one brother; 33 grandchildren; and 10
great-grandchildren.  The body may be viewed at Mitchell's Funeral Home today  
from 2-8 p.m.

Robert L. Hunt  
March 16, 1936 May 1, 2001
  FARMVILLE — Robert Leonard "Bob" Hunt, 65, of 608 Walnut St. died Tuesday.  
The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Randy Maynard at 2 p.m.
Thursday at Farmville United Methodist Church. Burial will follow in
Stantonsburg Cemetery.
  Hunt was a member of Farmville United Methodist Church and the Farmville  
Rotary Club. He was retired from Nations Bank.
  Surviving are his wife, Sarah Baldree Hunt; one daughter, Elizabeth H. Fairman
of Nashville; two sons, Robert Leonard "Len" Hunt Jr. of Belhaven and
Howard A. Hunt of Enfield; his mother, Gladys D. Lane of Stantonsburg; and five
children.
  The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7-9 tonight.

Susie M. Sherard Wade  
Sept. 22, 1930 April 30, 2001
  Susie M. Sherard Wade, 70, of 3108 Quinn Drive died Monday at Kitty Askins
Hospice Center, Goldsboro. The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Jeffrey
Reaves at 11 a.m. Saturday at Good Shepherd Baptist Church, Petersburg, Va.
Burial will follow in  Dinwiddie Memorial Park.
  Surviving are one daughter, Katherine B. Lacy of Garner; one sister, Bernette
Borden of Charlotte; one granddaughter; and one great-granddaughter.
  The body may be viewed at Hamilton Funeral Chapel, 726 S. Tarboro St.,  
Thursday from 3-8 p.m.

Michelle P. Allen
  KENLY — Michelle Pittman Allen, 33, of 747 Moore's Road died Monday.  
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Coley Funeral Home  
Chapel.
  The family will receive friends at the funeral home Thursday from 10-11 a.m.

Rebecca T. Thomas
  MOUNT HOLLY — Rebecca Ann Taylor Thomas, 30, died Sunday. The funeral will be  
held at 3 p.m. today at Woodlawn Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in  
Evergreen Cemetery, Belmont.
  Surviving are one son; her mother; her stepfather, David Johnson of Bailey;  
four sisters; one brother; her maternal grandparents; and her paternal grand  
mother.

Grace B. Stroud  
Sept. 28, 1931 April 30, 2001
  Grace Helen Best Stroud, 69, of  Route 2 165-E, Stantonsburg died Monday at
Lenoir Memorial Hospital, Kinston. The funeral will be conducted by the Rev.  
Lonnie Humphrey at 2 p.m. Thursday at Saratoga Holiness Church. Burial will  
follow in Snow Hill Cemetery.
  Surviving are her husband, Edward Earl Stroud; one daughter, Brenda S. Grimes  
of Farmville; three sons, Henry E. Stroud of Stantonsburg, Donald Ray Stroud of
Washington, N.C. and Ricky E. Stroud of Saratoga; two sisters, Jackie Whitley of
Fayetteville and Annie Bell Craft of Wilson; two brothers, James Best of Aurora,
Ill., and Leonard Best of the home; and nine grandchildren.
  The family will receive friends at Shingleton Funeral Home, 2407 W. Nash St.
from 7-9 tonight.

Frances M. Watson
  LUCAMA — Frances Moore Watson, 81, of 7606 St. Mary's Church Road died today.
Arrangements are incomplete and being handled by Coley Funeral Home, Kenly.

Evelyn R. Navickas  
April 25, 1927 April 30, 2001
  NASHVILLE — Evelyn Raper Hobson Navickas, 74, of 6879 Old Bailey Road, died
Monday at her home. A graveside service will be conducted by the Rev. Rick  
Downing at 2 p.m. Thursday in Forest Hills Cemetery.
  Surviving are four daughters, Argie Hobson Land and Carol Hobson Carpenter,  
both of Taylor's Crossroads, Dale Hobson Parker and Janice Hobson Joyner, both  
of Sandy Cross; two sons, Stanley Hobson of Sharpsburg and Johnnie Hobson of
Taylor's Crossroads; 12 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and three
step great-grandchildren.
  The family will receive friends at  Shingleton Funeral Home, 2407 W. Nash St.
from 7-8:30 tonight.

Veronica F. Canty
  Veronica Faye Canty, 56, of 1507 Burnside Drive died Friday at Pitt County
Memorial Hospital, Greenville. The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Victor  
Brooks at 1 p.m. Friday at King & Darden Funeral Home's chapel, 325 E. Nash St.  
Burial will follow in Evergreen Memorial Gardens.
  Surviving are her husband, Preston Canty Jr.; two daughters, Awanda  
ArtisWhitfield of Amityville, N.Y., and Rakia Bolton Canty of Wilson; three
stepdaughters, Carol Way of Hempstead, N.Y., Tracy Sellers and Kimberly Canty,
both of Roosevelt, N.Y.; two sons, Donald Eugene Artis of Amityville, N.Y., and
Ranique Bolton Canty of Wilson; one stepson, Preston Canty III of Queens, N.Y.;
10 sisters, Annie Pearl Brunson, Janice Brunson and Jonette Brunson, all of
Hampton, Va., Martha Kaye Yelverton of Wilson, Katrina Artis, Lillie Camp,
Dorothy Barbee, Eunice Webb Matthews and Gracie Brown, all of Durham and Helen
Edwards of Amityville, N.Y.; three brothers, Bob Webb Sr. of Amityville, N.Y.,
Lundie Webb and Robert Webb, both of Wilson; 14 grandchildren; and one
great-grandchild.
  The body may be viewed at the funeral home Thursday from 3-8:30 p.m. with the
family receiving friends there from 7-8 p.m. and at other times at the residence
where they will assemble one hour before the funeral.

Willie Jones
  Willie Jones of Bridgport, Conn., formerly of Wilson, died today at Bridgeport
Manor Nursing Care Center. Arrangements are incomplete and being handled by King  
& Darden Funeral Home, 325 E. Nash St.


May 3, 2001

Frances M. Watson
  LUCAMA — Frances Moore Watson, 81, of 7606 St. Mary’s Church Road died  
Wednesday at Wilson Medical Center. A graveside service will be conducted by the  
Rev. Charlie Bryant at 11 a.m. Friday in the Watson Family cemetery.
  Surviving are two sisters, Doris M. Taylor of Fremont and Dorothy M. Golden of  
Hampton, Va.; and one brother, George M. Moore Jr. of Elizabethtown.
  The family will receive friends at Coley Funeral Home, Kenly from 7-8:30  
tonight.

Walter Hicks Jr.
July 4, 1948 May 1, 2001
  Walter “Skull” Hicks Jr., 52, of 910 S. Goldsboro St. died Tuesday at Wilson  
Medical Center. The funeral will be conducted by the Elder William E. Bowser at  
2:30 p.m. Saturday at Brown Chapel Baptist Church, 1507 Hadley St.. Burial will  
follow in Rest Haven Cemetery.
  Surviving are his wife, Sharon K. Hicks; one daughter, Kendra N. Hicks of  
Wilson; six sons, Clarence E. Hicks of Charlotte, Keel M. Hicks of Wilson, Kito  
T. Hicks of Washington, D.C., Reginald A. Hicks of Chapel Hill, Noral J. Hicks  
and Aaron L. Hicks, both of the home; one sister, Barbara H. Brown of Raleigh;  
and one grandchild.
  The body may be viewed at Edwards Funeral Home, 805 E. Nash St., Friday from  
2-8  p.m. The family will receive friends at the residence and will assemble  
there one hour before the funeral.

Fannie B. Clark
  Fannie Boykin Clark, 99, of 412 W. Deans St. died Monday at Wilson Medical  
Center. The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. W.I. Bowden at 1 p.m. Saturday  
at Barnes Chapel Church, 1004 S. Railroad St. Burial will follow in Rest Haven  
Cemetery.
  Surviving are six daughters, Pearlie Mae Neal, Mannie G. Thompson, Hildred C.  
Lucas and Willinita Armstrong, all of Wilson, Edith McKeller and Jeanette  
Griffin, both of Philadelphia, Pa.; two sisters, Lillie Mae Boykin and Lydia  
Finch, both of Wilson, one brother, Foster Boykin of Baltimore, Md.; 16  
grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and 15 great-great-grandchildren.
  The body may be viewed at King & Darden Funeral Home, 325 E. Nash St., Friday  
from 2-8 p.m. The family will receive friends at the home of her daughter,  
Pearlie Mae Neal, 402 S. Bruton St., and will assemble there one hour before the  
funeral.

Veronica F. Canty
  Veronica Faye Canty is also survived by two brothers, Luther Artis and William  
Henry Artis, both of Wilson.

Mary Lee N. Jones
  SHARPSBURG — Mary Lee Nixon Jones died Tuesday.
  Arrangements are incomplete and being handled by Hunter-Odom Funeral Service,  
Rocky Mount.

James E. Vick
  BAILEY — James Earl Vick died today at North Carolina Memorial Hospital,  
Chapel Hill.
  Arrangements are incomplete and being handled by Shingleton Funeral Home, 2407  
W. Nash St.

Valli Boykin
  Valli Boykin of 5909 Holdens Cross Road died Thursday at Wilson Medical  
Center.
  Arrangements are incomplete and being handled by Shingleton Funeral Home, 2407  
W. Nash St.


May 4, 2001

Mary N. Jones
  SHARPSBURG — Mary Lee Nixon Jones died Tuesday. The funeral will be conducted  
by the Rev. Ray Thomas Green at 11 a.m. Saturday at Greater Mount Hermon Baptist  
Church, Rocky Mount. Burial will follow in Northeastern Cemetery.
  Surviving are three daughters, Gloria Jones Terry, Keshia Bethevia Jones and  
Lashonda Sherese Jones.
  The body may be viewed at Hunter-Odom Funeral Service, Rocky Mount, today from  
3-8 p.m.

J. Earl Vick
Jan. 7, 1929 May 3, 2001
  J. Earl Vick, 72, of Hillsborough, formerly of Bailey, died Thursday at North  
Carolina Memorial Hospital, Chapel Hill. A graveside service will be conducted  
by the Rev. Tim Nipper at 2 p.m. Saturday in Bailey Cemetery.
  Surviving are his wife, Joyce Vick of Hillsborough; five daughters, Nora Hix  
of Winterville, Patsy Jones of Kansas, Sharon Eatmon and Gail Perry, both of  
Bailey, and Debbie Holloway of Four Oaks; one son, Jeffrey Vick of Efland; two  
sisters, Clara Jean Mullens of Rocky Mount and Clarine Manning of Pilot  
Mountain; nine grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
  The family will receive friends at Shingleton Funeral Home, 2407 W. Nash St.,  
from 7-8:30 tonight.

Valli C. Boykin
April 27, 1931 May 2,2001
  Valli Mae Cooley Boykin, 70, of 5909 Holdens Cross Road, Stantonsburg, died  
Wednesday. The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Rex Edwards at 11 a.m.  
Saturday at Shingleton Funeral Home, 2407 W. Nash St. Burial will follow in  
Evergreen Memorial Gardens.  
  Surviving are two daughters, Valli Ann Boykin of Wilson and Trena Boykin  
Harrell of Elm City; three sons, Charles Boykin and James B. Boykin Jr., both of  
Elm City and Jack F. “Mickey” Mizzelle of Zebulon; eight grandchildren; and two  
great-grandchildren.
  The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7-9 tonight and at  
other times at the home.

Dorothy C. Walston
Jan. 9, 1929 May 3, 2001
  Dorothy Lee Carey Walston, 72, of 308 N. Raleigh Road died Thursday at Wilson  
Medical Center. A graveside service will be conducted by the Rev. Richard Holmes  
at 11 a.m. Saturday in Peoples Chapel Church Cemetery.
  Surviving are her husband, Walter Irvin Walston; four daughters, Judy Sutton,  
Patsy Wells and Sandy Lee, all of Wilson, and Lisa  Walston of Greenville; two  
sons, Lynwood Pittman of Dunn and Billy Pittman of Wilson; one sister, Betty  
Ellis of Wilson; nine grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
  The family will receive friends at Shingleton Funeral Home, 2407 W. Nash St.,  
from 7-9 tonight and at other times at 3100 Stewart Drive.

Preston D. Aycock
March 6, 1917 May 3, 2001
  Preston Daniel Aycock of Lucama died Thursday at Brian Center. The funeral  
will be conducted by the Rev. Perry Godwin at 2 p.m. Saturday at Joyner’s  
Funeral Home, 4100 U.S. 264 West. Burial will follow in Evergreen Memorial  
Gardens.
  Aycock was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He received two Bronze Stars,  
a Purple Heart, an European Army Medal ribbon and a Good Conduct Medal.
  Surviving are one stepdaughter; two stepsons; many stepgrandchildren; and many  
stepgreat-grandchildren.
  The family will receive friends at the funeral home Saturday from 1-2 p.m.


May 5, 2001

Willie Jones
  Willie Jones, 87, of Bridgeport, Conn., formerly of Wilson, died Tuesday at  
the Bridgeport Manor Nursing Center.
  Services will be held 2 p.m. on Monday at King & Darden Funeral Home’s chapel.  
The Rev. Oscar Pender will officiate. Burial will follow in Rest Haven Cemetery.
  Survivors include two nieces and a nephew all of Wilson.
  The body may be viewed from noon until 2 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. The  
family will receive friends at the home of Rosetta Jones, 1907 Lenior Drive at  
all times, and assemble there one hour prior to service in preparation for the  
funeral procession.  


May 7, 2001

Hazel E. Gregory
April 10, 1925 May 4, 2001
  PULASKI, Va. — Hazel Eller Gregory, 76, died Friday at Pulaski Community  
Hospital. The funeral was conducted by the Rev. Weston Guthrie and the Rev.  
Jerry Gregory at 11 a.m. today at Anderson Memorial Presbyterian Church. Burial  
followed in Memorial Christian Church Cemetery.
  Surviving are one daughter, LeVon G. Carroll of Wilson, N.C.; one sister; two  
brothers; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
  Arrangements were handled by Seagle Funeral Home.

Barney B. Walston
June 28, 1914 May 5, 2001
  Barney Barron Walston, 86, died Saturday. The funeral will be conducted by the  
Rev. Doug Murray and the Rev. William Bussey at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Joyner’s  
Funeral Home, 4100 U.S. 264 West. Burial will follow in Maplewood Cemetery.
  Walston was retired with 30 years of service with the U.S. Postal Service and  
a member of Travelers Protective Association for 50 years.
  Surviving are three daughters, Cathy Lynn Cook, Sharon Ann Mikus and Pamela  
Kay Amerson; and three grandchildren.
  The family will receive friends at the funeral home Tuesday from 7-9 p.m. and  
at other times at 1501 Woodside Drive.

Eva T. Humphrey
  Eva Talton Lamm Humphrey, 91, died Sunday at Wilson Medical Center. The  
funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Mark Minner at 7 tonight at Thomas-
Yelverton Funeral Service, 2704 W. Nash St. A private graveside service will be  
held Tuesday in Evergreen Memorial Gardens.
  Surviving are a daughter, Bobbie L. Viverette of Wilson; a son, Jerry Humphrey  
of Wilson; a sister, Norma Moore of Lucama; two grandchildren; and three great-
grandchildren.
  The family will receive friends tonight following the service and at other  
times at the residence of Norma Moore, 309 Main St., Lucama.

Henry G. Barnes
March 20, 1929 May 5, 2001
  GARNER — The Rev. Henry Groves Barnes, 72, died Saturday. A graveside service  
was held at  11 a.m. today in Montlawn Memorial Park.
  He was a retired Methodist minister. He was a retired barber, former mayor of  
Bailey and a magistrate in Nash County.
  Surviving are his wife, Hazel Jones Barnes; two sons, Warren Marshal Barnes of  
Middlesex and Ronnie Groves Barnes of Jacksonville, Ariz.; two stepsons, Carl  
Wayne Weaver of Clayton and Ricky Lee Weaver of Garner; two sisters, Margie Gray  
McLamb of Bailey and Mary Lou Rogers of Hope Mills; 13 grandchildren; and two  
great-grandchildren.
  Arrangements were handled by Bryan-Lee Funeral Home, Garner Chapel.

Royce H. Goff
  Arrangements for Royce Hardy Goff, 34, are incomplete and being handled by  
Joyner’s Funeral Home, 4100 U.S. 264 West.

Isaiah Kent
  Isaiah Kent, a resident of Avante at Wilson, died Saturday.
  Arrangements are incomplete and being handled by Hamilton Funeral Chapel, 726  
S. Tarboro St.

William Stevens
  William Stevens, 76, of 2309 Charleston St. died Saturday at Britthaven.
  Arrangements are incomplete and being handled by Hamilton Funeral Chapel, 726  
S. Tarboro St.

Martha Pearce
  Martha Pearce, 87, of Lumberton, formerly of Kenly, died Sunday.
  Arrangements are incomplete and being handled by Coley Funeral Home, Kenly.

Dorothy C. Walston
  Dorothy Lee Carey Walston is also survived by three stepchildren, Millie  
Walston Bryant, Carolyn Walston Palk and Jerry Walston; four stepgrandchildren;  
and three stepgreat-grandchildren. Their names were omitted in Friday’s edition.


May 8, 2001

Royce H. Goff
  The funeral for Royce Hardy Goff, 34, of Henrico, formerly of Wilson County,  
will be conducted by the Rev. Lavon Phillips at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday at Joyner’s  
Funeral Home, 4100 U.S. 264 West. Burial will follow in Black Creek Cemetery.
  Surviving are his wife, Jeany Liverman Goff; a daughter, Cassidy Bryce Goff of  
the home; his mother, Betty Evans Cates of Wilson; and his father, Royce Levon  
Goff of Lucama.
  The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7-9 tonight and at  
other times at 5913 Blalock Road, Lucama.

Isaiah Kent Jr.
July 7, 1925 May 5, 2001
  Isaiah Kent Jr., 75, of 604 Minchew St. died Saturday at Avante at Wilson. The  
funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Harvey Hartsfield at 11 a.m. Thursday at  
Hamilton Funeral Chapel, 726 S. Tarboro St. Burial will follow in Hamilton  
Burial Garden.
  Kent was a veteran of the U.S. Navy.
  Surviving are his wife, Julia Sinclair Kent; three daughters, Carolyn Cooper  
of Brooklyn, Gloria Kent of Garner and Mary Kent of Wilson; two sons, Marvin D.  
Kent of Newberg, N.Y., and Tyrone Kent of Howell N.J.; one sister, Ressie M.  
Kent of Wilson; three brothers, Paul Kent of Goldsboro, Bobby Kent of Durham and  
Harvey Kent of Atlanta; and eight grandchildren.
  The body may be viewed at the funeral home Tuesday from 3-9 p.m. The family  
will receive friends at the residence and will assemble there one hour before  
the funeral.

William H. Stevens
June 13, 1924 May 5, 2001
  William Henry Stevens, 76, of 2309 Charleston St. died Saturday at Britthaven.  
The funeral will be conducted by Elder Dameion Royal at 2 p.m. Thursday at St.  
Rose Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ), 605 s. Douglas St. Burial will  
follow in Rest Haven Cemetery.
  Stevens was a U.S Army veteran of World War II. He was retired from Thurston  
Motor Lines.
  Surviving are his wife, Netta Mae Barnes Stevens; four sons, William Stevens  
of Fairfax, Va., Linwood Stevens of Plainfield, N.J., Vernon Stevens of  
Stantonsburg and Gregory Stevens of Goldsboro; two sisters, Mary Ida Temple and  
Katie Noel, both of Baltimore; two brothers, Joe Stevens of Bound Brook, N.J.,  
and George Stevens of Durham; 10 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
  The body may be viewed at Hamilton Funeral Chapel, 726 S. Tarboro St.,  
Wednesday from 3-9 p.m. with the family receiving friends there from 7-8 p.m.  
and at other times at the residence where they will assemble one hour before the  
funeral.

Leo J. Carmody Sr.
Feb. 13, 1924 May 6, 2001
  SHARPSBURG — Leo Joseph Carmody Sr., 77, died Sunday. The funeral will be  
conducted by the Rev. JaVan Saxon at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Catholic Church of Our  
Lady of Perpetual Help, Rocky Mount. Burial will follow in Rocky Mount Memorial  
Park.
  Surviving are his wife, Barbara Carmody; four daughters, Anna Rich of Rocky  
Mount, Mary Murr of Raleigh, Cathy Fowler and Therese Carmody, both of Raleigh;  
four sons, Daniel Carmody of Rocky Mount, Leo Joseph Carmody Jr. of Mississippi,  
Vincent Carmody of Raleigh and Michael Carmody of Raleigh; and nine  
grandchildren.
  The family will receive friends at Johnson Funeral Home, Sunset Avenue, Rocky  
Mount from 7-8:30 tonight.

Herbert Ellis
  MACCLESFIELD — Herbert Ellis, 84, of 1857 Webb Lake Road died Monday at  
Britthaven.
  Arrangements are incomplete and being handled by Thomas-Yelverton Funeral  
Service, 2704 W. Nash St.


May 9, 2001

Maggie B. Speight
  Maggie Best Speight, 89, of Greensboro, formerly of Wilson, died Friday at her  
home. The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Zachariah AME Zion Church,  
Snow Hill. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
  Surviving are one daughter, Betsy Jean Speight of Greensboro; two sons, James  
T. Speight Jr. of Washington, D.C., and Bruce C. Speight of Mitchellville, Md.;  
one sister, Bettie Ann Graham; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
  The body may be viewed at the church one hour before the funeral.
  Arrangements are being handled by Lightner Memorial Funeral Home, Goldsboro.

Alma G. Pearce
  KENLY — Alma Godwin Pearce, 87, of Lumberton, formerly of Kenly, died Sunday.  
The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Darrell Buttram at 11 a.m. Thursday at  
Coley Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Bethany Missionary Baptist  
Church cemetery.
  Surviving are one daughter, Nellie Moore of Littleton; five sons, Eugene  
Mosley of Lumberton, Jesse Mosley and David Mosley, both of  Mount Olive, Jerry  
Mosley of California and Rudy Pearce of Asheville; one sister, Mattie Jones of  
Smithfield; 19 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-
grandchildren.
  The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7-9 tonight.

Mildred W. Malone
Nov. 14, 1912 May 7, 2001
  SOUTHERN PINES — Mildred Winborne Malone, 88, a native of Wilson, died Monday  
at Penick Village. The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Stephen’s  
Episcopal Church, Erwin. Burial will follow in Harnett Memorial Park,  
Lillington.
  Surviving are three sons, the Rev. Canon E.T. Malone Jr. of Chapel Hill, John  
E. Malone of Zebulon and Charles Joyner Malone of Raleigh; and five  
grandchildren.
  The family will receive friends in the parish hall immediately following the  
service.

Mary T. Goff
Oct. 6, 1906 May 9, 2001
  WALSTONBURG — Mary Tyndall Goff, 94, of 7577 N.C. 91 died Wednesday. The  
funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Reynolds Smith at 7 p.m. Thursday at  
Farmville Funeral Home Church Street Chapel. Burial will Friday at 11 a.m. in  
Walstonburg Cemetery.
  She was a member of Free Gospel Free Will Pentecostal Church.
  Surviving are one son, Preston Goff of the home; 12 grandchildren; 27 great-
grandchildren; and 11 great-great-grandchildren.
  The family will receive friends immediately following the service and at other  
times at the home.

Herbert H. Ellis Sr.
  MACCLESFIELD — Herbert Hickman Ellis Sr., 84, of 1857 Webbs Lake Road died  
Monday at Britthaven of Wilson. The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Julius  
Whitley at 11 a.m. Thursday at Good News Advent Christian Church. Burial will  
follow in the church cemetery.
  Surviving are his wife, Carrie E. Ellis; three daughters, Rosalie Ellis and  
Beth Pittman, both of Macclesfield, and Glendy Gregory of Wilson; one son,  
Herbert “Herbie” H. Ellis Jr of Wilson.; one sister, Ruth Moseley of Rocky  
Mount; 10 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
  The family will receive friends at Thomas-Yelverton Funeral Service, 2704 W.  
Nash St., from 7-8:30 tonight.

Millie M. Newsome
  Millie McCoy Newsome, 80, a resident of Avante at Wilson, died Tuesday.
  Arrangements are incomplete and being handled by Hamilton Funeral Chapel, 726  
S. Tarboro St.

Ralph Bryant
  Ralph Bryant, 93, of 5421 Massey  Road, Zebulon died Tuesday at Gaston  
Memorial Hospital.
  Arrangements are incomplete and being handled by Shingleton Funeral Home, 2407  
W. Nash St.

Leon Brown
  Leon Brown, 19, of 408 E. Gold St., died Tuesday at Wilson Medical Center.
  Arrangements are incomplete and being handled by Edwards Funeral Home.


May 10, 2001

Walter J. Hilliard
  GREENVILLE — Walter Jackson Hilliard, 23 months, died Tuesday. The funeral  
will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Wilkerson Funeral Chapel. Burial will follow in  
Pinewood Memorial Park.
  Surviving are his parents, Walter “Eddie” and Kathryn Neighbours Hilliard; his  
sister, Madeline Hilliard; maternal grandparents, S.C. and Frances Neighbours  
Jr. of Dunn; paternal grandparents, Larry and Freddie Hilliard of Wilson ; and  
maternal great-grandmother, Gertie Moore of Wilson.
  The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7-9 tonight.

Millie M. Newsome
Oct. 18, 1920 May 8, 2001
  Millie McCoy Newsome, 80, a resident of Avante at Wilson, died Tuesday. The  
funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Donald Lofton at 2 p.m. Saturday at Flat  
Rock Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ) 6730 Flat Rock Road, Sims. Burial  
will follow in Hamilton Burial Garden, Wilson.
  She was retired from Johnston County public schools.
  Her survivors include one sister, Lessie McClain of Smithfield.
  The body may be viewed at Hamilton Funeral Chapel, 726 S. Tarboro St., Friday  
from 3-9 p.m. The family will receive friends at the church Saturday from 1-2  
p.m. and at other times at 703 East St., Smithfield, where they will assemble  
one hour before the funeral.

Johnny J. Hinnant
  LUCAMA — Johnny Joe Hinnant of 715 N.C. 42 West died Wednesday at his  
residence.
  Arrangements are incomplete and being handled by Thomas-Yelverton Funeral  
Service, 2704 W. Nash St.

H. Carroll B. Boone
  BAILEY — Helen Carroll Bryant Boone, 62, died Wednesday.
  Arrangements are incomplete and being handled by Shingleton Funeral Home, 2407  
W. Nash St.

Reddick Pittman Jr.
  Reddick Pittman Jr., 74, of 830 Red Hill Road, Fremont, died Wednesday at Pitt  
County Memorial Hospital, Greenville. The funeral will be conducted by the Rev.  
Doug Atkinson at 2 p.m. Friday at Thomas-Yelverton Funeral Service, 2704 W. Nash  
St.
  Surviving are his wife, Nora Deanie Pittman; one daughter, Gail Durham of  
Fremont; two sons, Mark “Rooster” Pittman of Fremont and Timothy Pittman of  
Kenly; four sisters, Margaret Baker of Macclesfield, Bessie Stancil of Tarboro,  
and Grace Price and Ada Pearl Webb, both of Wilson; and four grandchildren.
  The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7-8:30 tonight and at  
other times at the home.

Aaron Speight
  Aaron Speight of 208B Hill St. died Wednesday at his home.
  Arrangements are incomplete and being handled by King & Darden Funeral Home.


May 11, 2001

Jackie W. Taylor
Dec. 17, 1942 May 9, 2001
  ROCKY MOUNT — Jackie Whitley Taylor, 58, died Wednesday at Nash General  
Hospital. The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. G.C. Hughes at 2 p.m.  
Saturday at  Bowling Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Forest Hill  
Cemetery, Nashville.
  Surviving are one daughter; two sons, including Brian Wayne Taylor of Wilson;  
and one grandson.
  The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7-8:30 tonight.

Ralph R. Bryant
Jan. 21, 1908 May 8, 2001
  ZEBULON — Ralph Raeford Bryant, 93, of 5421 Massey Road died Tuesday at Gaston  
Memorial Hospital, Gastonia. The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Johnny  
Smith and the Rev. Roy Smith at 2 p.m. Saturday at Union Hope Baptist Church,  
12712 N.C. 97 West. Burial will follow in the Bryant Family Cemetery.
  Bryant was a retired farmer and a member of Union Hope Baptist Church where he  
served as a deacon and was former treasurer.
  Surviving are two daughters, Nell Ray of Zebulon and Mary Ann Hayes of Hope  
Mills; three sons, the Rev. Jack Bryant of Dallas, N.C., and Charles Bryant and  
Phil Bryant, both of Zebulon; one sister, Nellie Bryant Kemp of Zebulon; nine  
grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
  The family will receive friends at the church Saturday from 1-2 p.m.
  Arrangements are being handled by Shingleton Funeral Home, 2407 W. Nash St.

H. Carroll B. Boone
Dec. 24, 1938 May 9, 2001
  BAILEY — Helen Carroll Bryant Boone, 62, of 13955 Old Smithfield Road died  
Wednesday at Wilson Medical Center. The funeral will be conducted by the Rev.  
Randy Medlin at 11 a.m. Saturday at Shingleton Funeral Home Chapel, 2407 W. Nash  
St., Wilson. Burial will follow in Bailey Cemetery.
  Surviving are two daughters, Rose Hawley of Lucama and Janet Robertson of  
Pinetops; two sons, Wayne Bryant and Phil Boone, both of Bailey; two sisters,  
Teresa Wooten of Bailey and Faye Williams of Spring Hope; three brothers, Norman  
Bryant of Cary, J.C. Bryant of Tarboro and Calvin Thorne of Bailey; seven  
grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
  The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7-9 tonight and at  
other times at the home of Wayne and Connie Bryant, 10858 Camp Charles Road.

Johnny J. Hinnant
  LUCAMA — Johnny Joe Hinnant, 56, of 7145 N.C. 42 West died Wednesday at his  
residence. The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Ed Earp at 11 a.m. Saturday  
at Thomas-Yelverton Funeral Chapel, 2704 W. Nash St., Wilson. Graveside services  
will follow in Buckhorn Church Cemetery conducted by the Rev. Alex Maultsby.
  Hinnant was former owner/operator of Hinnant’s Auto Salvage and a veteran of  
the U.S. Navy.
  Surviving are two daughters, Susan Brumbaugh of Clinton, Utah, and Lori  
Tetterton of Raleigh; one son, Mike Hinnant of Lucama; his mother, Agnes H.  
Hinnant of Wilson; one sister, Barbara H. Finklea of Mocksville; and two  
granddaughters.
  The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7-8:30 tonight and at  
other times at the home.

Bradley H. Smith
June 25, 1979 May 7, 2001
  ROCKY MOUNT — Bradley Hyram Smith, 21, died Monday. The funeral will be  
conducted by the Rev. Alan Bingham at 11 a.m. Saturday at Wheeler and Woodlief  
Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Rocky Mount Memorial Park.
  Surviving are his father and stepmother; one brother; one stepsister; one  
stepbrother, Brandon Hunter of Wilson; and his maternal grandmother.
  The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7-8:30 tonight and at  
other times at the home.

Ann Smith
  MICRO — Ann Smith, 53, died Thursday.
  Arrangements are being handled by R.L. Sanders Funeral Home, Smithfield.


May 12, 2001

Paul G. Hill
  KENLY — Paul G. Hill, 76, of Jacksonville, Fla., formerly of Kenly, died  
Wednesday at Shands Jacksonville Hospital, Gainesville, Fla. The funeral will be  
conducted by the Rev. Braxton Creech at 2 p.m. Monday at the New Jerusalem Free  
Will Baptist Church, Kenly. Burial will follow in the New Jerusalem Church  
Cemetery.
  Survivors include a sister, Glady H. Wright of Jacksonville, Fla.
  The family will receive friends at the Coley Funeral Home from 7-9 p.m.  
Sunday.

Stanley R. Ward
  KENLY — Stanley Rudolph Ward, 84, of 2894 Glendale Road died Friday at Wil-Med  
Nursing Center. Graveside services will be conducted by the Rev. Braxton Creech  
and the Rev. Raymond Potter at 4 p.m. Sunday at Hillside Memorial Gardens,  
Plymouth.
  Surviving are his wife, Virginia E. Ward; one daughter, Shirley Ward Gaylord  
of Aurora; one son, Thomas Rondy Ward of Kenly; one sister, Louise Harmon of  
Tarboro; two brothers, Horace Ward of Tarboro and Edward H. Ward of Richmond,  
Va.; three grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
  The family will receive friends at Coley Funeral Home, Kenly, from 3-5 p.m.  
Saturday.

Allen B. Wilcox Sr.
  Allen Brian Wilcox Sr., 63, of 1000 Lee St. died Friday at Baptist Hospital,  
Nashville, Tenn. The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Ken Taylor at 11 a.m.  
Monday in  the chapel of Thomas-Yelverton Funeral Service. Burial will follow in  
Evergreen Memorial Gardens.
  Surviving are his wife, Margaret Wilcox; one son, A. Brian Wilcox Jr. of  
Nashville, Tenn.; three daughters, Karen L. Wilcox of Apopka, Fla., Sharon D.  
Fritzsche of Highland, Calif., and Marsharee Wilcox of Hampstead, Md.; one  
sister, Elizabeth Ann Jensen of Bryson City; four grandchildren; three  
stepchildren; and eight stepgrandchildren.
  The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7-8:30 p.m. Sunday.

Mary B. Holland
  Mary Branch Holland, 91, a resident of Britthaven of Wilson, died Friday.  
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Shingleton Funeral  
Home.
  Surviving are her son, Dr. C. Wayne Holland of Wilson; and three  
grandchildren.

Leon Brown III
March 1, 1982 May 8, 2001
  Leon Brown III, 19, of 408 E. Gold St. died Tuesday at Wilson Medical Center.  
The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Victor Baines at 1 p.m. Tuesday at  
Bread of Life Family Worship Church, 910 Granger St. Burial will follow in Rest  
Haven Cemetery.
  Surviving are his parents, Beverly D. Brown of the home and Leon Brown Jr. of  
Beaufort, S.C.; one brother, Eric T. Brown of the home; two half-brothers, Marc  
Speaks of Beaufort, S.C., and Brian Finch of the home; three half-sisters,  
Jasmine Finch and Stacey Beamon, both of Wilson, and Lavonia Speaks of Beaufort,  
S.C.; maternal grandparents, the Rev. Randolph Finch and Glessie Finch of  
Wilson; paternal grandparents, Bishop Leon Brown and Lula Bell Brown of  
Beaufort, S.C.
  The family will receive friends at Edwards Funeral Home, 805 E. Nash St., from  
2-8 p.m. Monday, and at the residence one hour prior to the funeral.

Mary F. Amerson
Oct. 6, 1935 May 10, 2001
  RALEIGH — Mary Frances “Fran” Amerson, 65, died Thursday. The funeral will be  
conducted by the Rev. Tim Rabon at 11 a.m. Monday at First Free Will Baptist  
Church, Raleigh. Burial will follow in Maplewood Cemetery.
  She graduated from Charles L. Coon High School in Wilson, worked in accounting  
and retired from the Department of Environment, Health and Natural Resources as  
an accountant.
  Survivors include her daughter; one brother; and several grandchildren.
  The family will receive friends at the church from 10-11 a.m. Monday.
  Arrangements are being handled by Brown-Wynne Funeral Home, 1701 E. Millbrook  
Road, Raleigh.


May 14, 2001

Beatrice C. Narron
Aug. 25, 1921 May 13, 2001
  MIDDLESEX — Beatrice Cooper Narron, 79, died Sunday at WakeMed, Raleigh. The  
funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Jarred Scott and the Rev. Mark Creech at 3  
p.m. Tuesday at Antioch Baptist Church. Entombment will follow in the church  
cemetery.
  Surviving are two daughters, Ann Kirby of Kenly and Linda Smith of Raleigh;  
one son, Wayne Narron of Middlesex; two sisters, Cleo Renfrow and Leola Creech,  
both of Kenly; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
  The family will receive friends at Parrish Funeral Home, Selma from 7-9  
tonight.

Herbert C. Braswell
Dec. 23, 1913 May 11, 2001
  Herbert Chester Braswell, 87, died Friday. The funeral was conducted by the  
Rev. Ray Barnhill at 11 a.m. today at Joyner’s Funeral Home, 4100 U.S. 264 West.  
Burial followed in Evergreen Memorial Gardens.
  Surviving are his wife, Katie Bell Batten Braswell; one daughter, Margie Bowen  
of Wilson; one son, Herbert Keith Braswell of Fuquay-Varina; one brother, Louis  
Edward Braswell of Hampton, Va.; three grandchildren; and eight great-
grandchildren.

Iva Lee T. Watson
Jan. 28, 1915 May 11, 2001
  Iva Lee Thorne Watson, 86, died Friday in Gastonia. A graveside service was  
held Sunday at 2 p.m. in Maplewood Cemetery.
  Surviving are one daughter, Carol Lee Watson Pilgrim of Belmont; three  
grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
  Arrangements were handled by Joyner’s Funeral Home, 4100 U.S. 264 West.

Mary B. Holland
  Mary Elizabeth Branch Holland, 91, a resident of Britthaven of Wilson, died  
Friday. A graveside service will be conducted by the Rev. Cecil Coates at 2 p.m.  
today in Woodlawn Memorial Park, Durham.
  Surviving are her son, Dr. C. Wayne Holland of Wilson; and three  
grandchildren.
  The family will receive friends at Clements Funeral Home, Durham, today from  
noon-1 p.m.
  Local arrangements are being handled by Shingleton Funeral Home.

Veda T. Boykin
  ELM CITY — Veda Tedder Boykin, 88, of 7403 Jobe Road died Saturday at Wilson  
Medical Center. The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Timothy Creel and the  
Rev. Harry Edwards at 2 p.m.Tuesday at Nobles Chapel Church. Burial will follow  
in the church cemetery.
  Surviving are one daughter, Gail Pittman of the home; three sons, James Boykin  
of Wilson, Steven “Buddy” Boykin of Linthicum, Md., and William H. Boykin of  
Tampa, Fla.; one sister, Lois Issette of Wilson; one brother, Joseph Tedder of  
Wilson, 10 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
  The family will receive friends at Shingleton Funeral Home, 2407 W. Nash St.,  
Wilson, from 7-9 tonight and at other times at 1706 Hillcrest Drive, Wilson.

Russell R. Collier
July 20, 1930 May 13, 2001
  Russell Ray Collier, 70, died Sunday. A graveside service will be conducted by  
the Rev. Ray Barnhill at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Evergreen Memorial Gardens.
  Surviving are his wife, Doris Wilson Collier; and three sisters, Nellie C.  
Bell of Morehead City, Elsie C. Hales of Kinston and Mildred C. Jordan of  
Goldsboro.
  The family will receive friends at Joyner’s Funeral Home, 4100 U.S. 264 West,  
Tuesday from 7-9 p.m. and at other times at 1722 Hillcrest Drive.

McKendree L. Godwin
March 9, 1930 May 12, 2000
  BENSON — McKendree L. “Mack” Godwin, 71, died Saturday at his residence. The  
funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Don Williams and the Rev. Kendell Cameron  
at 2 p.m. today at Rose & Graham Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in  
Roselawn Cemetery.
  Surviving are his wife; one daughter; two son; two sisters; four brothers,  
including Walter Godwin of Wilson; and six grandchildren.

George L. Hooks III
  FREMONT — George L. “Pete”  Hooks III died Friday at his home. The funeral was  
conducted by the Rev. William V. Grisham at 11 a.m. today at First Baptist  
Church of Rocky Mount. Burial will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. in Forsyth Memorial  
Gardens, Winston-Salem.
  Surviving are his wife, Gail S. Hooks; one daughter, April H. Allman of  
Jeffersonville, Ind.; one son, Blake D. Hooks of Shelby; and his father, George  
L. Hooks Jr., of Rocky Mount.
  Arrangements are being handled by Bowling Funeral Home, Rocky Mount.

Ronnie L. Keen
  Ronnie Lee Keen, 36, of 4127 Arapahoe Drive died Sunday at his home.  
Arrangements are incomplete and being handled by Shingleton Funeral Home, 2407  
W. Nash St.

James H. Norville
  FOUNTAIN — James H. Norville, 54, of Norwalk, Conn., formerly of Fountain,  
died Wednesday. The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. today at Moye’s Chapel Free  
Will Baptist Church, Farmville.
  Arrangements are being handled by Don Brown Funeral Home, Ayden.

Emma Crumel
  MIDDLESEX — Emma Crumel, 72, died Sunday.
  Arrangements are incomplete and being handled by William Toney’s Funeral Home,  
Zebulon.


May 15, 2001

Noah H. Baker Jr.
May 18, 1943 May 14, 2001
  FOUNTAIN — Noah Horace Baker Jr., 57, of 3962 Dunn Road died Monday at Pitt  
County Memorial Hospital. The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at  
Farmville Funeral Home Church Street Chapel. Burial will follow in Crestlawn  
Memorial Gardens.
  Surviving are his wife, Gloria Gardner Baker; one daughter, Susan Baker  
Edwards of Fountain; one sister, Patsy Norville of Fountain; two brothers, Mike  
Baker of Farmville and Ricky Baker of Greenville; and one grandchild.
  The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7:30-9 tonight and at  
other times at the home of Bobby and Patsy Norville, 4611 N.C. 222.

Ronnie L. Keen
Nov. 14, 1964 May 13, 2001
  Ronnie Lee Keen, 36, of 4127 Arapahoe Drive died Sunday at his residence. The  
funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Adrian Parkerson at 2 p.m. Wednesday at  
Shingleton Funeral Home Chapel, 2407 W. Nash St.. Burial will follow in  
Maplewood Cemetery.
  Surviving are his wife, Karen Keen; one daughter, Lynnleigh Keen of the home;  
one son, Dusty Lee Keen of the home; his mother, Shirley Wells of Wilson; and  
one stepsister, Tina Wells of Wilson.
  The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7-9 tonight and at  
other times at 4100 Shawnee Road.

Ruth F. Owens
  Ruth Fuller Owens, 80, of Apex, formerly of Wilson, died Monday.
  Arrangements are incomplete and being handled by Thomas-Yelverton Funeral  
Service, 2704 W. Nash St.

Virginia D.H. Drott
  ELM CITY — Virginia D.H. Drott, 83, died Monday. A graveside service will be  
held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Rocky Mount Memorial Park.
  Arrangements are being handled by Johnson Funeral Home, Sunset Avenue, Rocky  
Mount.

Balfour R. Keeter
  ENFIELD — Balfour Ray Keeter, 80, died Monday. A graveside service will be  
conducted by the Rev. David Phillips at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Elmwood Cemetery.
  Surviving are his wife; two daughters; four sons, including Johnny Hall of  
Sharpsburg; one sister; 12 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
  The family will receive friends at Letchworth Funeral Home, Scotland Neck from  
7-8 tonight.

Rena H. Bramlett
Oct. 5, 1916 May 14, 2001
  Rena Holiday Bramlett, 84, died Monday. The funeral will be held in Roanoke,  
Ala., at a later date. Burial will be in Cedarwood Cemetery, Roanoke, Ala.
  Her survivors include a sister, Melba H. Williams.
  The family will receive friends at Joyner’s Funeral Home, 4100 U.S. 264 West,  
Wednesday from 4-6 p.m.


May 16, 2001

Lillie M. Hepworth
March 25, 1917 May 16, 2001
  Lillie Mae Hepworth, 84, died today. The funeral will be conducted by the Rev.  
Tim Hopkins at 11 a.m. Friday at Joyner’s Funeral Home, 4100 U.S. 264 West.  
Burial will follow in Maplewood Cemetery.
  Surviving are her husband, Ralph Hepworth; two daughters, Lucille Vander Hoven  
and Janice Sansone, both of Delaware; two sons, Joseph Bass of Wendell and  
Donald Bass of New Jersey; two sisters, Polly Boykin and Dilley Pulley, both of  
Wilson; 22 grandchildren; 42 great-grandchildren; and 12 great-great-
grandchildren.
  The family will receive friends at the funeral home Thursday from 7-9 p.m. and  
at other times at 518 Forest Road.

Ruth W. Owens
  Ruth Wilder Owens, 80, of Apex, formerly of Wilson, died Monday at her home. A  
graveside service will be conducted by the Rev. Tom Mack at 11 a.m. Thursday in  
Rock Springs Church Cemetery, Louisburg.
  Surviving are one daughter, Nancy Wilder of the home; one son, John A. Howell  
of Franklinton; a stepdaughter, Tammy Owens Lee of Wilson; three sisters,  
Kathryn Hayes of Franklinton, Hazel Wheless of Youngsville and Elesihine Wright  
of Oxford; two brothers, A.C. Fuller of Louisburg and James Fuller of Warrenton;  
and eight grandchildren.
  The family will receive friends at Thomas-Yelverton Funeral Service, 2704 W.  
Nash St., from 7-8:30 tonight.

Ronnie L. Keen
  Ronnie Lee Keen, is also survived by his father, Elmer Smith of Wilson; and  
his stepfather, S.F. “Mack” Wells of  Wilson.

Willie Suggs
  Willie Suggs, 81, of 5752 N.C. 91 died today at Pitt County Memorial Hospital,  
Greenville.
  Arrangements are incomplete and being handled by Hamilton Funeral Chapel, 726  
S. Tarboro St.

Cora H. Roberts
  Cora Howell Roberts, 87, of Goldsboro, formerly of Pikeville, died Wednesday  
at Wayne Memorial Hospital, Goldsboro.
  Arrangements are incomplete and being handled by Shackleford Funeral Service,  
Fremont.

Margaret M. Pilkington
  Margaret M. Pilkington, 77, of Rocky Mount, formerly of Kenly, died Wednesday.
  Arrangements are incomplete and being handled by Thomas-Yelverton Funeral  
Service, 2704 W. Nash St.


MAY 17, 2001

Mae P. Swain  
July 13, 1912 May 15, 2001
  WASHINGTON, N.C. — Mae Paul Swain, 88, died Tuesday at Wilson Medical Center.
The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. John Ledford and the Rev. Glenn S.
Weaver at 10 a.m. Friday at Paul Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in
Oakdale Cemetery.
  Surviving are two daughters, Paula Swain Gurkin of Wilson and Jo Ann Swain of
Greenville; one brother, Joseph Bonner Paul of Core Point; and three
grandchildren.
  The body may be viewed at the funeral home Friday from 9:30-10 a.m.

Wildon A. Hester  
July 24, 1921 May 16, 2001
  Wildon Arthur Hester, 79, died Wednesday. The funeral will be conducted by the
Rev. Keith Dey at 3 p.m. Friday at Ascension Lutheran Church. Burial will follow
in Maplewood Cemetery.
  Hester was retired from the City of Wilson with 32 years of service.
  Surviving are his wife, Blanche Duke Hester; one daughter, Gail Hester Talman  
of Wilmington; two sisters, Ella Bunn of Wilson and Edna Weaver of Virginia; one
brother, David Hester of Wilson; and one grandchild.
  The family will receive friends at Joyner's Funeral Home, 4100 U.S. 264
West, from 7-8:30 tonight and at other times at 1301 Colonial Avenue.

Harvey A. Pittman  
April 19, 1937 May 16, 2001
  Harvey Alton Pittman, 64, of Hampton, Va., formerly of Kenly, died Wednesday  
at his home. A graveside service will be conducted by the Rev. Joe Hunt and  
Henry Eubanks at 3 p.m. Friday in Peninsula Memorial Park.
  Surviving are his wife, Johnnie Hooks Pittman; one daughter, Kandy Buchanan of
Newport News; two sisters, Irene Wallace of Newport News, Va. and Anne Viverette
of Wilson; three brothers, George “Mac” Pittman of Corapeake, Tom
Pittman of  Kenly and Bill Pittman of Garner; and two grandsons.
  The family will receive friends from 7-8 tonight at the Weymouth Funeral Home.

Cora H. Roberts
  Cora Howell Roberts, 86, of Goldsboro died Wednesday at Wayne Memorial  
Hospital, Goldsboro. The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Alvin Keener at  
11 a.m. Saturday at Pleasant Grove Free Will Baptist Church, Pikeville. Burial  
will follow in Pikeville Cemetery.
  She was a retired supervisor seamstress for Belk with 23 years of service.
  Surviving are a daughter, Edna Jean Wall of Raleigh, Mary Lou Hlubin of  
Wichita, Kan.; one son, J. Keith Roberts of Stephenson, Va.; four sisters,  
Martha H. Mumford of Princeton, Ruthie H. Bass of Joppa, Md., Mary H. Crockett  
of Lutz, Fla., and Daphne H. Penuel of Charlotte; one brother, Clifton Howell of  
La Grange; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
  The family will receive friends at Shackleford Funeral Home, 102 N. Pine St.,
Fremont, Friday from 7-8:30 p.m.

Margaret M. Pilkington
  Margaret M. Pilkington, 77, of Rocky Mount, formerly of Kenly, died Wednesday  
at IHS. The funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at Thomas-Yelverton Funeral
Service, 2704 W. Nash St. Burial will follow in Evergreen Memorial Gardens.
  Surviving are three daughters, Sheila Pridgen and Margaret Pilkington, both of
Rocky Mount, and Faye Lane of Mount Olive; four sons, Richard Earl Pilkington of
the home, James Pilkington of Oxford, Lynwood Pilkington of Wilson and Donnie
Ray Pilkington of Rocky Mount; one sister, Mildred Holt of Goldsboro; two
brothers, Paul Moore Jr. and J.T. Moore, both of Wilson; 16 grandchildren; and
12 great-grandchildren.
  The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7-8:30 tonight.

Curtis Howell
  Curtis "C.F." Howell of Goldsboro, formerly of Fremont, died Wednesday
at Wayne Memorial Hospital, Goldsboro.
  Arrangements are incomplete and being handled by Shackleford Funeral Home, 102
N. Pine St., Fremont.


May 18, 2001

Willie Suggs
Nov. 27, 1919 May 16, 2001
  Willie Suggs, 81, of 5752 N.C. 91 died Wednesday at Pitt County Memorial  
Hospital, Greenville. The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Navarro Brown at  
1 p.m. Saturday at Union Grove Free Will Baptist Church, 426 Apple Tree Road,  
Stantonsburg. Burial will follow in Hamilton Burial Garden, Wilson.
  Suggs was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He was retired from Herring Tractor Co.  
and was a member of Union Grove Free Will Baptist Church.
  Surviving are four daughters, Dorothy S. Kelley of Detroit, Thelma S. Exum of  
Philadelphia, Joan S. Davis and Sheila S. Tee, both of Durham; one son, Willie  
Earl Suggs of Durham; two sisters, Sallie Harper of Snow Hill and Bessie M.  
Yelverton of Wilson; one brother, Jack  Suggs of Washington, D.C.; eight  
grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.
  The body may be viewed at Hamilton Funeral Chapel, 726 S. Tarboro St., today  
from 3-9 p.m. with the family receiving friends there from 7-8 p.m. and at other  
times at the residence where they will assemble one hour before the funeral.

LeRoy B. Lamm
Aug. 10, 1921 May 16, 2001
  ROCKWELL — Dr. LeRoy Barden Lamm, 79, a native of  Wilson, died Wednesday at  
his residence. A graveside service will be conducted by the Rev. James E. Milton  
at 2 p.m. Saturday in Brookhill Memorial Gardens.
  Lamm was a captain in the U.S. Army Medical Corps from 1947-1949. He was  
hospital director and chief of psychiatry at the Veterans Administration  
Hospital of Salisbury from 1975 until he retired in 1986.
  Surviving are two daughters, Mary Florence Lamm of Orlando, Fla., and Monica  
Ann Lamm of Winston-Salem; and one son, Wiley Barden Lmm of Rockwell.
  Arrangements are being handled by Powles Funeral Home.

Annie G. Sharpe
  Annie Gray Sharpe, 42, of 1842 E. Trail Drive died Thursday at Wilson Medical  
Center.
  Arrangements are incomplete and being handled by King & Darden Funeral Home.

James Shipman
  James Shipman of 919 Poplar St. died Thursday at Wilson Medical Center.
  Arrangements are incomplete and being handled by Hamilton Funeral Chapel, 726  
S. Tarboro St.

Eliza Williams
  Eliza Williams, 89, of 161 Holloman Lane, Walstonburg died Thursday at Pitt  
County Memorial Hospital, Greenville.
  Arrangements are incomplete and being handled by Hamilton Funeral Chapel, 726  
S. Tarboro St.

Charles Sasser
  SNOW HILL — Charles Sasser, 85, died Friday at Britthaven of Snow Hill.
  Arrangements are incomplete and being handled by Thomas-Yelverton Funeral  
Service, 2704 W. Nash St.

Janice Richardson
  Janice Richardson, 55, died today.
  Arrangements are incomplete and being handled by Joyner’s Funeral Home, 4100  
U.S. 264 West.


May 19, 2001

Annie G. Sharpe
  Annie Gray Sharpe, 42, died Thursday at Wilson Medical Center. The funeral  
will be conducted by Bishop Robert Gorham at 2 p.m. Monday at Wilson Chapel Free  
Will Baptist Church. Burial will follow in Rest Haven Cemetery.
  Surviving are three daughters, Nikia Sharpe, Keshone Sharpe and Teshone  
Sharpe, all of Wilson; father, Jessie Knight of Washington, D.C.; six sisters,  
Minnie Jones, Nellie Braswell, Linda Knight, Diane Knight and Peggy Ellis, all  
of Wilson, and Selena Knight of Washington, D.C.; four brothers, James Sharpe,  
Carlson Knight and Jimmie Earl Knight, all of Wilson, and Jessie Knight Jr. of  
Washington, D.C.; and one grandchild.
  The family will be at the residence, where they will assemble one hour prior  
to the funeral.
  Arrangements by King & Darden Funeral Home, 325 E. Nash St.

Janis S. Richardson
Dec. 27, 1945     May 18, 2001
  Janis S. Richardson, 55, died Friday. The memorial service will be at 6 p.m.  
Sunday at Joyner’s Funeral Home, 4100 U.S. 264 West.
  Surviving are her husband, James Richardson; one daughter, Darlene Sessoms of  
Burlington; one son, Alan Ritter of Burlington; one stepdaughter, Jackie Ward of  
Zebulon; five grandchildren; and two stepgrandchildren.

David Woodard
  BILOXI, Miss. — Master Sgt. David Woodard, U.S. Air Force-retired, 49, died  
Thursday. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Pass Road Chapel of  
Bradford-O’Keefe Funeral Home in Biloxi. Burial will follow in the Biloxi  
National Cemetery with full military honors.
  Woodard, a Wilson native, retired after 24 years of military service.
  Surviving are his wife, Glenda Woodard; one daughter, Shanita Woodard of  
Houston; one son, Steven McDuffie of Wilson; parents, Johnny and Hattie Barnes  
Woodard of Wilson; four sisters, Peggy Ann Woodard, Veronica Diane Faison,  
Sherry Lee Lucas and Margaret Jean Evans, all of Wilson; four brothers, Johnny  
Woodard Jr., Charles Lee and Timothy Lee, both of Wilson, and Linus Ray of  
Hinesville, Ga.
  The family will be at the chapel one hour before the funeral.


May 21, 2001

James Shipman Jr.
Nov. 8, 1934 May 17, 2001
  James Shipman Jr., 66, of 919 Poplar St. died Thursday at Wilson Medical  
Center. The funeral will be conducted by Elder Marvin Taylor at 2 p.m. Wednesday  
at Hamilton Funeral Chapel, 726 S. Tarboro St. Burial will follow in Hamilton  
Burial Garden.
  Shipman was retired from Carolina Chemical Corporation and was a member of  
Marshal Lodge No. 297 of Elks.
  Surviving are one sister, Christine Shipman of the home; two nieces, Diann  
Eason and Mary Ann Shipman, both of Wilson, whom he reared; and one nephew, Tony  
Shipman of Wilson, whom he reared.
  The body may be viewed at the funeral home Tuesday from 3-9 p.m. The family  
will receive friends at the residence where they will assemble one hour before  
the funeral.

Viola E. Sherrod
Dec. 1, 1925 May 18, 2001
  Viola Edwards Sherrod, 75, of 51 Lane Road, Stantonsburg died Friday at her  
residence. The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Odell Forte at 2 p.m.  
Wednesday at First Baptist Church, 6161 Lucama Road, Lucama. Burial will follow  
in Hamilton Burial Garden, Wilson.
  She was retired from Honeycutt’s Restaurant and was a member of First Baptist  
Church of Lucama where she served in the senior choir and a member of the Loyal  
Leisure Senior Citizens Club.
  Surviving are two daughters, Mattie S. Williams of Stantonsburg and Eloise S.  
Adams of Wilson; six sons, Thomas R. Sherrod and David L. Sherrod, both of  
Newark, N.J., Richard A. Sherrod of Atlanta, Ga., Henry L. Sherrod of Lucama,  
Charles Sherrod of Elm City and Gary L. Sherrod of the home; 30 grandchildren;  
and 33 great-grandchildren.
  The body may be viewed at Hamilton Funeral Chapel, 726 S. Tarboro St., Tuesday  
from 3-9 p.m. with the family receiving friends there from 7-8 p.m. and at other  
times at the residence where they will assemble one hour before the funeral.

C. Wayman Sasser
  C. Wayman Sasser, 85, of Kinston, formerly of Wilson, died Friday. The funeral  
will be conducted by the Rev. William Presnell and Dan Jones at 11 a.m.  
Wednesday at First United Methodist Church.
  Sasser was a commissioned officer in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He was  
retired from E.I. DuPont, Chattanooga, Tenn.
  Surviving are two sons, Charles W, Sasser Jr., of Spartanburg, S.C. and  
Herbert B. Sasser of Kinston; a sister, Virginia S. Winborne of Silver Spring,  
Md.; and five grandchildren.
  The family will receive friends at Thomas-Yelverton Funeral Service, 2704 W.  
Nash St., Tuesday from 7-8:30 p.m.

Paul R. Burnette
Feb. 6, 1924 May 19, 2001
  Paul Ricks Burnette, 77, of 6538 E. Wilson St., Fountain died Saturday at  
Beverly Healthcare, Greenville. A graveside service was conducted by the Rev.  
Claude Andrews at 11 a.m. today in Forest Hills Cemetery, Farmville.
  Burnette was a member of Fountain Presbyterian Church. He was a U.S. Navy  
veteran of World War II. He was a retired buyer for Leggett and Myers Tobacco  
Company.
  Surviving are his wife, Mary Emma Jefferson Burnette; two daughters, Mary  
Paula Boswell of Virginia Beach, Va. and Cara B. Winstead of Apex; one son,  
George Burnette of Fountain; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
  Arrangements were handled by Farmville Funeral Home.

Mary F. Knox
  DURHAM — Mary Frances Knox, 72, a native of Wilson, died Sunday at Durham  
Regional Hospital. The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Robert Phillips at  
2 p.m. Wednesday in Woodlawn Memorial Park.
  Surviving are her husband, Millard Ray Knox; one daughter, Sandie K.  
Tharrington of Durham; one son, Jeffrey “Jeff” Knox of Durham; four sisters,  
Myrtle Goff, Virginia Hawley, Bess Nichols and Nancy Russell, all of Wilson; one  
brother, Newman Parris of Wilson; two grandchildren; three step-grandchildren;  
and one step-great-granddaughter.
  The family will receive friends at Hudson Funeral Home Tuesday from 7-9 p.m.  
and at other times at the home Jeff and Judy Knox, 201 S. Adams St.

Katie N. Massey
  NEWTON GROVE — Katie N. Massey, 64, died Saturday at her residence. A  
graveside service will be conducted by the Rev. J.S. Norman at 10 a.m. Tuesday  
in Hillcrest Cemetery.
  Surviving are her husband; one daughter; two stepdaughters; two sons,  
including Scott Reason of Wilson; one stepson; three sisters, including Brenda  
Radford of Stantonsburg; one brother; and 11 grandchildren.
  The family will receive friends at 285 Massey Road from 6-9 tonight.
  Arrangements are being handled by West & Dunn Funeral Home.

Winifred W. Ballard
Dec. 19, 1926 May 20, 2001
  Winifred “Winnie” Walker Sharpe Ballard, 74, died Sunday. A graveside service  
will be conducted by the Rev. James McKinnon and the Rev. Phil Baucom at 11 a.m.  
Tuesday in Maplewood Cemetery.
  She was a retired teacher with Wilson County Schools and Wilson Technical  
Community College.
  Surviving are one daughter, Frances Ballard Humphrey of Roswell, Ga.; one son,  
Lawrence Gaylord Ballard III of Elm City; one brother, John Lloyd Sharpe Jr. of  
Elm City; three grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
  The family will receive friends at Joyner’s Funeral Home, 4100 U.S. 264 West,  
from 7-8:30 tonight.

Billy R. Johnson
  Billy Ray Johnson, 53, of Raleigh, formerly of Wilson, died Sunday at the V.A.  
Medical Center, Durham.
  Arrangements are incomplete and being handled by Hamilton Funeral Chapel, 726  
S. Tarboro St.


May 22, 2001**

Jeanie P. Joyner
  TARBORO — Jeanie Pigg Joyner, 47, formerly of Wilson, died Sunday. The funeral  
will be conducted by the Rev. Noah Howard at 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Michael’s  
Episcopal Church. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery.
  Surviving are her husband, Mel Joyner; two daughters, Melissa Joyner and Becky  
Joyner, both of the home; one son, Ches Joyner of the home; her mother, Carolyn  
L. Pigg of Tarboro; three sisters, Teala Robinson, Deanie Coker and Tammie  
Leggett, all of Tarboro; and four brothers, David W. Pigg, Robin Pigg, Robert  
“Bobby Dee” Pigg and Jay Pigg, all of Tarboro.
  The family will receive friends at Carlisle Funeral Home from 7-9 tonight.

Eliza B. Williams
Feb. 2, 1912 May 17, 2001
  WALSTONBURG — Eliza Lucinda Beamon Williams, 89, of 161 Holloman Lane died  
Thursday at Pitt County Memorial Hospital, Greenville. The funeral will be  
conducted by the Rev. Andre Gorham at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at St. Delight  
Missionary Baptist Church. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
  She was a member of St. Delight Missionary Baptist Church.
  Surviving are seven daughters, Bernice Williams of the home, Remonia Sutton of  
Snow Hill, Mercie Suggs, Willie B. Coley and Faye Gorham, all of Walstonburg,  
Dorothy Huggins of Wilson and Joyce Atkinson of Durham; one son, Bill Williams  
Jr. of Washington, D.C.; two sisters, Lizzie Fleming and Mary Artis, both of  
Wilson; 30 grandchildren; 50 great-grandchildren; and 27 great-great-
grandchildren.
  The body may be viewed at Hamilton Funeral Chapel, 726 S. Tarboro St.,  
Wednesday from 3-9 p.m. The family will receive friends at the residence where  
they will assemble one hour before the funeral.

Genever P. Dement
May 12, 1910 May 21, 2001
  BAILEY — Genever Perry Dement, 91, died Monday. The funeral will be conducted  
by the Rev. Duane Caldwell at 11 a.m. Thursday at Bailey Baptist Church. Burial  
will follow in Bailey Cemetery.
  Surviving are three daughters, Margaret Wester of Wilson, Melvalene Godwin of  
Virginia Beach and Connie Hughes of Bailey; two sisters, Thelma Moneyhan of  
Fayetteville and Bessie High of Sims; one brother, Jerry Perry of Bailey; 12  
grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.
  The family will receive friends at Joyner’s Funeral Home, 4100 U.S. 264 West,  
Wednesday from 7-9 p.m. and at other times at 6215 Pine St., Bailey.

Dwight E. Jackson
  NASHVILLE — Dwight Everette Jackson, 52, died today.
  Arrangements are incomplete and being handled by Joyner’s Funeral Home, 4100  
U.S. 264 West.

Rynne A. Edwards
Dec. 15, 1930 May 21, 2001
  RALEIGH — Rynne Allen Edwards, 70, a native of Middlesex, died Monday at  
Hospice of  Rex Hospital. The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Brown-
Wynne Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Raleigh Memorial Park.
  Surviving are her husband, Robert Earl Edwards; a daughter, Denise Brooks of  
Raleigh; a son, Doug Edwards of Roswell, Ga.; a sister, Tilley Keicher of Cary;  
two brothers, Colton Allen of Stone Mountain, Ga., Warner Allen of Raleigh; and  
three grandchildren.
  The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7-8:30 tonight.

Terry L. Williams
April 21, 1959 May 19, 2001
  SHARPSBURG — Terry L. Williams, 42, died Saturday. The funeral will be  
conducted by the Rev. William V. Grisham at 2 p.m. today at Johnson Funeral  
Home, Sunset Avenue, Rocky Mount. Burial will follow in Cedar Grove Cemetery,  
Elm City.
  Surviving are his mother, Peggy Rogers Williams Marks of Rocky Mount; two  
sisters, Debbie Whitley and Darlene Hale, both of Rocky Mount;  and two  
brothers, Willard E. Williams Jr. of Rocky Mount and Randy R. Williams of  
Nashua, N.H.


May 23, 2001

William I. Evans
  BALTIMORE — The funeral for William Issac Evans, formerly of Wilson, N.C.,  
will be conducted by the Rev. Clifton Johnson at 11 a.m. Thursday at Mount  
Pleasant Baptist Church.
  Surviving are two sisters, Phenia Stevens of Kenly, N.C., and Willie Pitt of  
Baltimore; and one brother, Sam Evans of Goldsboro, N.C.
  The family will receive friends at the church Thursday at 10:30 a.m.

Dwight E. Jackson
March 29, 1949 May 22, 2001
  Dwight Everette Jackson, 52, of Nashville died Tuesday. A graveside service  
will be conducted by the Rev. Earl Glenn at 11 a.m. Thursday in Evergreen  
Memorial Gardens.
  Surviving are his wife, Regina L. Jackson; two daughters, Shay J. Vick and  
Brooke J. Swartzfager, both of Wilson; one son, Brandon Everette Jackson of  
Rocky Mount; his mother, Ramona B. Jackson of Wilson; two brothers, Dennis  
Markell Jackson and Dan Kent Jackson, both of Wilson; and one grandson.
  The family will receive friends at Joyner’s Funeral Home, 4100 U.S. 264 West,  
from 7-9 tonight.

Cora L. Boyette
  RALEIGH — Cora Lee Boyette, 83, died Monday. A graveside service will be held  
at 11 a.m. Friday in Raleigh Memorial Park.
  Surviving are two sons; three brothers, Vernon Aycock and Charles Aycock, both  
of Stantonsburg, and S.H. Aycock of Farmville.
  The family will receive friends at Mitchell Funeral Home Thursday from 7-9  
p.m.

Mary R. Sullivan
July 8, 1920 May 21,2001
  RALEIGH — Mary Ellen Rowe Sullivan, 80, died Monday. The funeral will be held  
at 2 p.m. Thursday at Bryan-Lee Funeral Chapel.
  Surviving are her husband; one son; one sister; and one brother, John Wesley  
Rowe of Kenly.
  The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7-9 tonight.

Gaynelle H. Winstead
May 27, 1917 May 24, 2001
  Gaynelle Harper Winstead of Cary, formerly of Farmville, died Sunday at Rex  
Hospital. The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. James and Joan Egea at 2  
p.m. Thursday at Farmville Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Hollywood  
Cemetery, Farmville.
  Surviving are one daughter, Gay Winstead of Cary; two sons, Wade H. Winstead  
of New Bern and Guy Winstead of Cary; a sister, Ruby Suggs of Raleigh ; three  
grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Hazel C. Lucas
  WASHINGTON, D.C. — Hazel C. Lucas, a native of Wilson, N.C., died Thursday.  
The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Macedonia Community Church. Burial  
will follow in Fort Lincoln Cemetery, Brentwood, Md.
  Surviving are three children Brenda Clark, James and Bobby Lucas; two sisters,  
Mary Beckwith and Susan Pettiway; one brother, John Beckwith; and five  
grandchildren.
  The family will receive friends at the church Friday from 10-11 a.m.
  Arrangements are being handled by The House of Williams.


May 24, 2001

Jean M. Moss
  Jean Moore Moss of Emerald Isle died Tuesday at  Harborview Health Care  
Center, Morehead City. A memorial service will be conducted by the Rev. Lynn  
White and the Rev. David Griffin at 2 p.m. Friday at FirstChristian Church,  
Wilson.
  Surviving are a daughter, Margaret Moss Boles of Greenville; two sons, William  
Cob Moss Jr. of Beaufort and Benjamin Baias Moss of Cape Carteret; two sisters,  
Alma Moore Vazanna of Manhattan Beach, Calif., and Elizabeth Moore Eason of  
Wilson; and two grandchildren.
  The family will receive friends in the church parlor following the services.
  Arrangements are being handled by Munden Funeral Home & Crematory, Morehead  
City.

Billy R. Johnson
Feb. 28, 1948 May 20, 2001
  Billy Ray Johnson, 53, of Raleigh, formerly of Wilson, died Tuesday at the  
Veterans Administration Hospital, Durham. The funeral will be conducted by the  
Rev. Odell Forte at 2 p.m. Saturday at Hamilton Funeral Chapel, 726 S. Tarboro  
St. Burial will follow in Rest Haven Cemetery.
  Johnson was a veteran of the U.S. Army with 19 years of service.
  Surviving are his wife, Carstella Johnson; three daughters, Monquitta Ward of  
Goldsboro, Shauntessa Johnson and Iris Johnson, both of Raleigh; one son,  
William Ward of California; two sisters, Betty Exum of Irvington, N.J., Judie  
Herring of Wilson; five brothers, Daniel Johnson of Newark, N.J., Ernest Lee  
Johnson of  Youngsville, Lee Roy Johnson and Jonah Johnson, both of Durham, and  
Marvin Johnson of Hampton, Va.; and three grandchildren.
  The body may be viewed at Hamilton Funeral Chapel, 726 S. Tarboro St., Friday  
from 3-9 p.m. with the family receiving friends there from 7-8 p.m. and at other  
times at 804 Belmont Ave. where they will assemble one hour before the funeral.

Geraldine C. Tremblay
  Geraldine A. Cabral Tremblay, 53, of Pebble Beach Circle died Wednesday at  
Duke Medical Center, Durham. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday  
at The Church of St. Therese, 700 W. Nash St.
  She was a teacher at St. Therese Catholic School.
  Surviving are her husband, Henry Tremblay Jr.; two sons, David M. Tremblay of  
Miami, Fla., and Michael s. Tremblay of Wilson; her parents, Anthony J. and  
Grace E. Lockwood Cabral of Providence, R.I.; and one sister, Christine M.  
Sullivan of Smithfield, R.I.
  Arrangements are being handled by Anderson-Winfield Funeral Home, Greenville,  
R.I.

W. Randolph Batchelor
  VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — Willie Randolph Batchelor, 68, a native of Nash County,  
N.C., died Tuesday. The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Warren Wilson a t  
3 p.m. Friday at Kellum Funeral Home, Rosewood Chapel. Burial will follow in  
Rosewood Memorial Park with military honors.
  Batchelor was retired from the U.S. Air Force with 20 years of service. He  
served during the Korean and Vietnam wars. He received the Korean Service Medal  
with five bronze stars, Presidential Unit Citation, National Defense Medal and  
United Nations Service Medal. He was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post  
392.
  Surviving are his wife, Joyce A. Batchelor; two sons, Randolph Batchelor and  
Brian Batchelor, both of Virginia Beach; a stepson, Donald K. Shaw Jr., of  
Virginia Beach; four sisters, Mary Skinner and Peggy Gold, both of Rocky Mount,  
N.C., Undine Lamm of Elm City, N.C., and Barbara Vick of Nashville, N.C.; a  
brother, Horace Lee Batchelor of Virginia Beach; two grandchildren; and two  
great-grandchildren.
  The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6-8 tonight.

William I. Evans
  William Issac Evans is also survived by a brother, Floyd Lee Evans of Wilson.  
His name was omitted in Wednesday’s edition.

Jacqueline Carr
  Jacqueline “Sue, Sue” Carr, 30 of 106 E. Spruce St. died Tuesday at her  
residence.
  Arrangements are incomplete and being handled by Edwards Funeral Home, 805 E.  
Nash St.


MAY 25, 2001  

Stephen W. Langston  
May 1, 1954 May 24, 2001
  Stephen Wayne Langston, 47, of 5065 Pridgen Road, Elm City, died Thursday at
Wilson Medical Center. The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Rick Mishoe at
2 p.m. Sunday at Shingleton Funeral Home, 2407 W. Nash St. Burial will follow in
Evergreen Memorial Gardens.
  Surviving are his wife, Brenda Langston; one daughter, Brittney Langston of  
the home; one stepdaughter, Trina Sutton of Kenly; one stepson, Allen Winstead  
of Wilson; his mother, Ruby J. Langston of Youngsville; two sisters, Tammy  
Brantley of Fremont and Donna Miner of Antioch, Tenn.; and two grandchildren.
  The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7-9 p.m. Saturday.

Mamie B. Hooker  
Aug. 12, 1957 May 24, 2001
  Mamie Blue Hooker, 43, of 6549 Alton Road, Lucama, died Thursday at Pitt  
County Memorial Hospital, Greenville. The funeral will be conducted by the Rev.  
Annie L. Perry at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at L.N. Forbes O.F.W.B. Tabernacle, 1800  
Lane St. Burial will follow in the Becky-Pate Cemetery, Lucama.
  She was a member of Davis Chapel Church in Lucama where she served as the
president of the mass choir and was a member of the senior choir.
  Surviving are her husband, Willie G. Hooker; one son, Gray S. Hooker of the
home; her mother, Rebecca B. Blue of Lucama; five sisters, Lorene Blue of
Lucama, Peggy B. Spells and Minnie Ruth Blue, both of Wilson, Annie Ruth Hooker
of Nash County and Melissa B. Price of Kenly; and three brothers, George W. Blue
Jr. of Kenly and Billy L. Blue and Chris W. Blue, both of Wilson.
  The body may be viewed at Hamilton Funeral Chapel, 726 S. Tarboro St., Friday
from 3-9:30 p.m. with the family receiving friends there from 8:15-9:15 p.m. and
at other times at the residence where they will assemble one hour prior to the
funeral.

Jacqueline S. Carr  
Nov. 11, 1969 May 22, 2001
  Jacqueline "Sue, Sue" Suzette Carr, 30, of 106 E. Spruce St. died
Tuesday at her residence. The funeral will be conducted by pastor Sarah Farmer
at 3 p.m. Sunday at L.N. Forbes Tabernacle, 1800 Lane St. Burial will follow in
Rest Haven Cemetery.
  Surviving are a son, Abdul M. Carr of the home; her parents, Daisy C. Cooper  
of the home and Claudie Hutcherson of Wilson; five brothers, Marcus Carr,  
Timothy Carr, Jeffery Hutcherson, Chester Cooper Jr. and Claude Hutcherson, all  
of Wilson; two sisters, Sylvia Carter and Benita Hutcherson, both of Wilson.
  The body may be viewed at Edwards Funeral Home, 805 E. Nash St., Saturday from
2-8 p.m. The family will receive friends at the residence where they will
assemble one hour prior to the funeral.

Edwin K. Riddle
  Edwin "Ed" Keller Riddle, 77, of 4080 Riviera Drive, Elm City, died
Thursday at Nash General Hospital.
  Arrangements are incomplete and being handled by Thomas-Yelverton Funeral
Service, 2704 W. Nash St.   

Francis P. Crouch
  NEW BERN - Francis P. Crouch, 90, of New Bern, formerly of Pikeville, died  
today.
  Arrangements are incomplete and being handled by Shackleford Funeral Service,
102 N. Pine St., Fremont.

Melvin C. Reid  
June 13, 1970 May 21, 2001
  DECATUR, Ga. - Melvin Claudell Reid, 30, formerly of Wilson, N.C., died  
Monday.  Arrangements are incomplete and being handled by Hamilton Funeral  
Chapel, 726 S. Tarboro St.

Carrie L. Mix
  Carrie Lee Mix, 71, of 213 Broad St. died Thursday at the Nash Grove Manor in
Nashville.
  Arrangements are incomplete and being handled by Hamilton Funeral Chapel, 726  
S. Tarboro St.


MAY 26, 2001

Carlos Jack Flowers
  GOLDSBORO — Carlos Jack Flowers, 65, of Pikeville, died Friday at Kitty Askins
Hospice Center in Goldsboro. The Rev. Jeff Black will officiate at the funeral
Sunday at 3 p.m. at Shackleford Funeral Chapel, 102 N. Pine St., Fremont. Burial
will follow in Elmwood Cemetery.
  Surviving are his wife, Dollie Strickland Flowers of the home; his mother,  
Irene Flowers, of Fremont; his daughter, Rhonda Fields of Pikeville; his son,  
Jarvis Flowers of Pikeville; his sister, Betsy Braswell of Kinston; his brother,  
John Flowers of Pikeville; five grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
  The family will receive friends today from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Shackleford  
Funeral Service.

Mary J. Coleman
  GOLDSBORO — Mary J. Coleman, 82, of 6310 Boykin Road, died Friday at Kitty
Askins Hospice Center, Goldsboro. She was the founder of St. Mark Apostolic
Holiness Church in Sims and was pastor there for more than 30 years. Funeral
arrangements are incomplete and are being handled by Edwards Funeral Home, 805
E. Nash St.

Jaqueline "Sue, Sue" Carr
  Jacqueline "Sue, Sue" Carr, 30, of 106 E. Spruce St., died Tuesday at
her residence. Pastor Sarah Farmer will conduct the funeral Sunday at 3 p.m. at
L.N. Forbes Tabernacle, 1800 Lane St. Burial will follow in Rest Haven Cemetery.
  Surviving are her son, Abdul Malik, of the home; her mother, Daisy C. Cooper,  
of the home; her father, Claudie Hutcherson, of Wilson; three sisters, Sylvia
Carter and Benita Hutcherson, both of Wilson, and Michelle Edwards of Rocky
Mount; six brothers, Marcus Carr, Timothy Carr, Jeffery Hutcherson, Chester
Cooper Jr., Quinton Roberson and Claude Hutcherson, all of Wilson.
  The viewing will be today from 2 to 8 p.m. at Edwards Funeral Home, 805 E.  
Nash St. The family will receive friends at the residence, where they will  
assemble one hour prior to the funeral.

Edwin "Ed" Keller Riddle
  ELM CITY — Edwin "Ed" Keller Riddle, 77, of 4080 Riviera Drive, died
Thursday at his home. The Rev. Dale Curtis and Dr. Arthur Wall will conduct a
memorial service Sunday at 2 p.m. at Thomas-Yelverton Funeral Chapel.
  Surviving are his daughter, Joyce N. Riddle of Elm City; three sons, Forrest  
W.Riddle of Piscataway, N.J., Stephen K. Riddle of Hillsborough and Thomas O.
Riddle of Hobbs, N.M.; and seven grandchildren.
  The family will receive friends today from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Thomas-Yelverton
Funeral Home.


May 28, 2001

Vincent E. “Dick” Brooks
Oct. 15, 1916 May 26, 2001
  Vincent E. “Dick” Brooks, 84, of 1217 W. Gold St., died Saturday. Dr. Doug  
Murray and the Rev. Dan Hensley will officiate at the funeral at 11 a.m. Tuesday  
at Maplewood Cemetery. Burial will follow.
  Born in Richmond, Va., Brooks began work for Imperial Tobacco Co. in 1936 and  
retired as its president in 1981. Surviving are his wife, Jacqueline Daniel  
Brooks; two daughters, Jackie Faustino of Arlington, Texas, and Beth Broome of  
Matthews; one son, Vince Brooks of Saxapahaw; four sisters, Virginia Ostrum and  
Charlotte Goddin, both of Raleigh, Sue Ferrell of Wilson and Carol Willis of  
Sanford; two brothers, Val Brooks of Nashville, Tenn., and Sid Brooks of Wilson;  
and three grandchildren.
  Visitation will be at the residence from 7 to 9 p.m. today.

E. Graham Jenkins
  ZEBULON — Edward Graham Jenkins, 77, of 7725 Glory Road, Wendell, died Friday.  
The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Zebulon Baptist Church. Burial will  
follow in Gethsemane Memorial Gardens.
  He was a member of Zebulon Baptist Church for over 40 years and served as  
deacon and secretary of the Sunday School Department. A veteran of two years  
service in the U.S. Navy during World II, he worked 20 years for J.T. Davenport  
& Co. and many years for W.B. Bunn Co.
  Surviving are his wife, Mattie Ruth Jenkins; a daughter, Pam Henderson of  
Wendell; a son, Wayne Jenkins of Huntsville, Ala.; two brothers, Otha Jenkins  
and Robert Jenkins, both of Wilson; and two grandsons.
  Visitation will be from 7 to 9 p.m. today at Family Funeral Care, 1201 N.  
Arendell Ave., Zebulon.

Senath Hortense Webb
  Senath Hortense Webb, 93, died Sunday at Britthaven in Wilson. The Rev. Ray  
Barnhill will conduct graveside services at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Evergreen  
Memorial Gardens.
  A Wilson County native, she was a nurse for many years at Wilson Memorial  
Hospital and a member of Forest Hills Baptist Church.
  Survivors include nieces and nephews.
  The family will receive friends at the graveside and, at other times, at 509  
Poe St.

Melvin “Jay-Jay” Reid
  DECATUR, Ga. — Melvin Claudell “Jay-Jay” Reid, 30, of Decatur and formerly of  
Wilson, N.C., died May 21. The Rev. Gail Speight will conduct the funeral  
Wednesday at 3 p.m. at Wilson Chapel Free Will Baptist Church, 513 E. Barnes St.  
Burial will follow in Hamilton Burial Garden, Lane St. Extension.
  He was employed as a computer technician in Atlanta.
  Surviving are his mother, Rosa James of New York, N.Y.; his father, James  
Dublin of New York, N.Y.; and his sister, Waketa James of New York, N.Y.
  The body may be viewed Tuesday from 3 to 9:30 p.m. at Hamilton Funeral Chapel.  
726 S. Tarboro St., with the family receiving friends there from 8:15 to 9:15  
p.m. At other times, the family will receive friends at 5206 Ricks Court, where  
they will assemble one hour prior to the service in preparation for the funeral  
procession.

Carrie Lee Bell Mix
  Carrie Lee Bell Mix, 71, of 213 Broad St., died Thursday at Nash Grove Manor  
in Nashville. Elder Albert J. Lucas Jr. will officiate at the funeral at 1 p.m.  
Wednesday at Hamilton Funeral Chapel, 726 S. Tarboro St. Burial will follow in  
Rest Haven Cemetery, Lane St. Extension.
  Surviving are her husband, Leslie Mix of Stantonsburg; three sisters, Addie  
Hopkins and Bertha Jean Artis, both of Wilson, and Genevieve Tillery of Rocky  
Mount; one brother, James Lancaster of Wilson; and three grandchildren.
  The body may be viewed from 3 to 9:30 p.m. Tuesday at Hamilton Funeral Chapel,  
726 S. Tarboro St.. The family will receive friends there from 7 to 8 p.m. and,  
at other times, at 308 Daniels St., where they will assemble one hour prior to  
the service in preparation for the funeral procession.

Derrick Joyner
  Derrick Joyner, 45, of 3310 Brook Lane, died Sunday at Wilson Medical Center.
  Funeral arrangements, which are incomplete at this time, are being handled by  
Hamilton Funeral Chapel.

James Hunter
  James Hunter, 67, of 2418 Bel Air Forest, died Saturday at his residence.
  Funeral arrangements, which are incomplete, are being handled by Hamilton  
Funeral Chapel.

Billy Baines
  RALEIGH — Billy Baines, 56, of 5218 St. Rose Church Road, Sims, died Sunday at  
Wake Medical Center, Raleigh.
  Funeral arrangements, which are incomplete, are being handled by Hamilton  
Funeral Chapel.


May 29, 2001

Joyce S. Waddell
  Joyce Stancil Waddell, 65, of 7645 Springhill Church Road, Lucama, died  
Sunday. The funeral will be at 3 p.m. today at St. Mary’s FWB Church. Burial  
will follow in the Alfred Waddell Family Cemetery near the home.
  Surviving are her husband, Alfred Waddell; two daughters, Cynthia Thigpen and  
Susan Alford, both of Lucama; three sisters, Erma Wiggs of Pine Level, Lois  
Barfield of Lucama and Wanda Wilson of Wilmington; three brothers, Kenneth  
Stancil and Carl Stancil, both of Kenly, and George Stancil of Four Oaks; and  
four grandchildren.

Marie A. Johnson
  Marie Aycock Johnson, 72, of 1219 Buck Swamp Road, Pikeville, died Sunday at  
Kitty Askins Hospice Center. The funeral will be conducted by Dr. Billy Yawn at  
3 p.m. Wednesday at Seymour Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Evergreen  
Memorial Cemetery.
  A native of Wilson County, she taught school for 44 years at Rosewood High  
School and retired from the business department at Wayne Community College. She  
was a 1951 graduate of East Carolina University and attended Union Grove FWB  
Church. She was also a member of Woodmen of the World.
  Surviving are her husband, Dee Johnson; and two sisters, Mildred A. Murry of  
Virginia Beach, Va., and Marceline A. Moore of Washington, N.C.
  The family will receive friends from 7-9 tonight at Seymour Funeral Home and  
other times at the residence.

Matthew S. Godwin
May 26, 2001 May 26, 2001
  Matthew Shane Godwin died Saturday. The funeral will be conducted by the Rev.  
Larry Ball at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Black Creek Cemetery.
  Surviving are his parents, Shanon and Angela Godwin; one sister, Lindsey  
Godwin of the home; and grandparents, William and Carolyn Burress of Kenly and  
Judy Godwin of Wilson.
  Visitation will be from 7-9 tonight at Joyner’s Funeral Home, 4100 US 264  
West.

Franklin D. Parnell
Aug. 11, 1932 May 28, 2001
  Franklin David Parnell, 68, died Monday. The funeral will be conducted by the  
Rev. Wayne Whitley at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Joyner’s Funeral Home, 4100 US 264  
West. Burial will follow at Evergreen Memorial Gardens.
  Surviving are his wife, Ethel R. Parnell; one daughter, Patrece P. Sasser of  
Zebulon; one sister, Alease Newcomb of Stantonsburg; and one grandchild.
  Visitation will be from 7-9 tonight at the funeral home.

Derrick Joyner
June 2, 1955 May 27, 2001
  Derrick Joyner, 45, of 3310 Brook Lane, died Sunday at Wilson Medical Center.  
The funeral will be conducted by Willie E. Hill Sr. at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the  
L.N. Forbes Original FWB Tabernacle, 1800 Lane St. Extension. Burial will follow  
in Rest Haven Cemetery.
  Joyner was employed at Nucor and was a deacon at Wynn’s Chapel FWB Church, Elm  
City.
  Surviving are his wife, Angela M. Joyner; one son, Al Atkinson of Wilson; six  
sisters, Elsie Jenkins and Joan Speight, both of Wilson, Gloria Ricks of  
Sharpsburg, Carolyn Joyner of Elm City, Gealor Hinton of Tarboro and Barbara  
Alstyne of Newark, N.J.; one brother, Elvert Joyner of Selma; and grandmother,  
Ida M. Benjamin of Elm City.
  The body may be viewed from 3-9:30 tonight at Hamilton Funeral Chapel, 726 S.  
Tarboro St. The family will receive friends at the residence one hour prior to  
the service.

Billy L. Baines
July 24, 1945 May 27, 2001
  Billy Lester Baines, 55, of 5218 St. Rose Church Road, Sims, died Sunday at  
Wake Medical Center, Raleigh. The funeral will be conducted by Donald Loftin at  
1 p.m. Thursday at the Flat Rock Church of Christ, 6730 Flat Rock Road, Sims.  
Burial will follow in the Sane-Williamson Cemetery in Wilson.
  Surviving are his wife, Jannie Ruth Baines of Enoree, S.C.; one daughter,  
Patricia B. Speaks of Enoree, S.C.; one son, Billy Baines Jr. of Enoree, S.C.;  
two sisters, Lois A. Grayson of Brooklyn, N.Y., and Laverne Baines of Sims; two  
brothers, Bruce Baines and Vernon L. Baines; and three grandchildren.
  The body may be viewed at Hamilton Funeral Chapel, 726 S. Tarboro St.,  
Wednesday from 3-9 p.m. The family will receive friends there from 7-8 p.m. and  
at other times at the residence where they will assemble one hour prior to the  
service.

Melvin “Jay” Reid
  DECATUR, Ga. — Melvin Claudell “Jay” Reid, 30, of Decatur and formerly of  
Wilson, N.C., died May 21. The Rev. Gail Speight will conduct the funeral  
Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Wilson Chapel Free Will Baptist Church, 513 E. Barnes St.  
Burial will follow in Hamilton Burial Garden, Lane St. Extension.
  He was employed as a computer technician in Atlanta.
  Surviving are his mother, Rosa James of Brooklyn, N.Y.; his father, James  
Dublin of New York; and his sister, Waketa James of Brooklyn, N.Y.
  The body may be viewed Tuesday from 3 to 9:30 p.m. at Hamilton Funeral Chapel,  
726 S. Tarboro St., with the family receiving friends there from 8:15 to 9:15  
p.m. At other times, the family will receive friends at 2506 Ricks Court, where  
they will assemble one hour prior to the service in preparation for the funeral  
procession.

Claude K. Whitley
  Claude K. Whitley, 78, of 6759 Good News Church Road, Stantonsburg, died  
Sunday at his home. The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Johnnie Hudson at  
2 p.m. Wednesday at Shingleton Funeral Chapel. Burial will follow in Evergreen  
Memorial Gardens.
  Surviving are his wife, Essie P. Whitley; three daughters, Carolyn Cooley of  
Farmville, Frances Mercer of Stantonsburg and Pam Ford of Catawba, Va.; one son,  
James C. Whitley of Stantonsburg; one brother, Curtis H. Whitley of Tarboro; 11  
grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.
  The family will receive friends from 7-9 tonight at Shingleton Funeral Home,  
2407 W. Nash St. and at other times at the home.

Lucas A. “Clitty” Hawks
  NORLINA - Lucas Allen “Clitty” Hawks, 75, of Norlina, died Saturday at Maria  
Parham Hospital. The funeral was conducted by the Rev. Bryan Huffman and the  
Rev. Jim Bailey Monday at the Norlina Methodist Church. Burial followed in the  
Hundley Family Cemetery in Norlina.
  Hawks worked for the N.C. Department of Transportation for 25 years. He was a  
member of Norlina Methodist Church and the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
  Surviving are his wife, Alice H. Hawks; one daughter, Vickie H. Bissette of  
Wilson; one son, Allen J. Hawks of Mebane; and four grandchildren.
  Arrangements are being handled by the Blaylock Funeral Home, 203 N. Front St.,  
Warrenton.

Willie R. “Booster” Farmer
  Willie Roy “Booster” Farmer, 90, of 627 Benton St., died Saturday at Wilson  
Medical Center.
  Arrangements are incomplete and being handled by Edwards Funeral Home, 805 E.  
Nash St.

Burnice E. Renfrow
  Burnice Edward Renfrow, 83, of 103 N. Neil St., Goldsboro, formerly of Wilson  
County, died Sunday at Wayne Memorial Hospital in Goldsboro.
  Arrangements are incomplete and being handled by King & Darden Funeral Home,  
325 E. Nash St.

Correction
  The correct place of burial For Carrie Lee Bell Mix is in Hamilton Burial  
Garden, not Rest Haven Cemetery.
  The Wilson Daily Times regrets the error.


May 30, 2001

Oliver G. Rand Jr.
Nov. 9, 1931 May 27, 2001
  NAOLA, Va. — Oliver G. Rand Jr., 69, a native of Wilson, N.C., died Sunday at  
Virginia Baptist Hospital. A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at  
Cornerstone Baptist Church.
  Rand was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War. He was a Sunday School teacher  
at Mount Tabor United Methodist Church, Agricola, Va., and Cornerstone Baptist  
Church.
  Surviving are his wife, Bertha Hall Rand; a son, Oliver Gray Rand III of  
Seattle; a brother, William R. Rand of Wilson, N.C.; and two grandsons.
  Arrangements are being handled by Carder-Tharp Funeral Home, Bedford.

Elizabeth J. Merritt
April 23, 1907 May 29, 2001
  Elizabeth L. “Lizzie” Jones Merritt, 94, of 311 S. Main St., Stantonsburg,  
died Tuesday at her residence. The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Joseph  
C. Yates at 3 p.m. Friday at Thomas-Yelverton Funeral Chapel, 2704 W. Nash St.  
Burial will follow in Evergreen Memorial Gardens.
  She was a member of Saratoga Free Will Baptist Church where she was a lifetime  
member of the Ladies Auxiliary.
  Surviving are three daughters, Barbara M. Gardner, Frankie Jean M. Braswell  
and Patsy M. H. Lilies, all of Stantonsburg; a sister, Vivian J. Kelly of  
Norfolk, Va.; two grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and two great-great-
grandchildren.
  The family will receive friends at the funeral home Thursday from 7-9 p.m. and  
at other times at the residence.

Mary J. Coleman
Oct. 15, 1918 May 25, 2001
  Elder Mary J. “Tip” Coleman, 82, of 6310 Boykin Road died Friday at Kitty  
Askins Hospice Center, Goldsboro. The funeral will be conducted by the Rev.  
Elouise Sessoms at noon Friday at Atkins Memorial Tabernacle, 6740 Rock Ridge  
Road, Sims. Burial will follow in the Coleman Family Cemetery.
  She was founder and pastor of St. Mark Apostolic Holiness Church for over 30  
years.
  Surviving are her husband, William H. Coleman; a daughter, Cathy J. Ward of  
Wilson; three sisters, Blanche J. Taylor and Doris J. Coley, both of Wilson, and  
Maggie J. McFadden of Baltimore; five stepdaughters, Martha Coleman of the home,  
Sallie C. Henson of Forestville, Md., Remetro C. Thomas of Capitol Heights, Md.,  
Mildred C. Swailes of Dale City, Va., and Elsie C. Thompson of Temple Hill, Md.;  
and two stepsons, Clarence Coleman of Wilson and George Coleman of Upper  
Marlboro, Md.
  The body may be viewed at Edwards Funeral Home, 805 E. Nash St., Thursday from  
2-4 p.m. and at the church from 6-9 p.m. The family will receive friends at the  
church from 7-9 p.m. and at other times at the residence where they will  
assemble one hour before the funeral.

Henry Tune Jr.
  Henry Tune Jr., 71, of 905 Meadow St. died today at Avante at Wilson.
  Arrangements are incomplete and being handled by Hamilton Funeral Chapel, 726  
S. Tarboro St.


May 31, 2001

James M. Hunter
Sept. 7, 1932 May 26, 2001
  James Murphy Hunter, 68, of 2418 Bel Air Ave. died Saturday at his residence.  
The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Hamilton Funeral Chapel, 726 S.  
Tarboro St. Burial will follow in Rest Haven Cemetery.
  Surviving are three daughters, Angela Hunter of Goldsboro, Judy Hunter of  
Hinesville, Ga., and Christy Hunter of Jacksonville, Fla.; six sons, Rex Hunter,  
Brooks Hunter and Jeffrey Hunter, all of Goldsboro, James Hunter Jr. of San  
Diego, Calif., Michael Hunter of Chicago and Gary Hunter of National City,  
Calif.; four sisters, Doris Exum, Mavis Best, Wilma Hunter and Thelma Hunter,  
all of Washington, D.C.; and one brother, Leamon Hunter of Wilson.
  The body may be viewed at the funeral home Friday from 3-9 p.m. The family  
will receive friends at the residence and will assemble there one hour before  
the funeral.

Rudolph Dickerson
July 12, 1935 May 25, 2001
  Rudolph Dickerson, 65, of Chester, Pa., formerly of  Wilson, died Friday. The  
funeral will be conducted by Bishop James Leftwridge at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at  
Hamilton Funeral Chapel, 726 S. Tarboro St. Burial will follow in Fremont  
Cemetery.
  Surviving are his mother, Elizabeth Croom Wells of Wilson; eight sisters, Mary  
Pender, Barbara Blue, Pamela Bradberry, Teresa Howell and Doris Sauls, all of  
Wilson, Mable Robinson of Chester, Pa., Dorothy Jenkins of Albany, Ga., and  
Jenny Johnson of Princeton; six brothers, Huemilton Dickerson of Black Creek,  
James Johnson and Johnnie Gray Johnson, both of Goldsboro, James Wells of  
Benson, William Issac Wells of Wilson and Anthony Johnson of Chester, Pa.; and  
his caregiver, Vince Lanno of Chester, Pa.
  The body may be viewed at the funeral home Friday from 3-9 p.m. with the  
family receiving friends there from 7-8 p.m. and at other times at 1906 Gee Lane  
where they will assemble one hour before the funeral.

Lillian G. Harrell
  Lillian Gooding Harrell, 92, died Wednesday. The funeral will be conducted by  
the Rev. William Bussey and the Rev. Douglas Murray at 11 a.m. Friday at  
Joyner’s Funeral Home, 4100 U.S. 264 West. Burial will follow with Eastern Star  
rites in Maplewood Cemetery.
  Surviving are two daughters, Gina Harrell and Joyce H. Lamm, both of Wilson;  
and one grandson.
  The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7-9 tonight and at  
other times at the home.

Willie R. Farmer
  Willie Roy “Booster” Farmer, 90, of 627 Benton St. died Saturday at Wilson  
Medical Center. The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Thomas Cunningham at 1  
p.m. Saturday at L.N. Forbes Original Free Will Baptist Tabernacle, 1800 Lane  
St. Ext. Burial will follow in Rest Haven Cemetery.
  Surviving are four daughters, Delores “Snap” Bell of Hyattsville, Md.,  
Ernestine “Tina” Barnes and Betty Holloway, both of Wilson, and Lillie Cabarrus  
of Roper; three sons, Charles J. Farmer and John “J.D.” Farmer, both of Wilson,  
and Moses Farmer of Augusta, Ga.; 18 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and  
one great-great-grandchild.
  The body may be viewed at Edwards Funeral Home, 805 E. Nash St., Friday from  
2-8 p.m. with the family receiving friends there from 7-8 p.m. and at other  
times at 903 Parkside Drive where they will assemble one hour before the  
funeral.

Alean M. Mooring
Aug. 13, 1915 May 31, 2001
  Alean Minshew Mooring, 85, died today at the Brian Center. The funeral will be  
conducted by the Rev. Eric Vernelson and the Rev. Calvin Craddock at 2 p.m.  
Saturday at Joyner’s Funeral Home, 4100 U.S. 264 West. Burial will follow in  
Maplewood Cemetery.  
  Surviving are two daughters, Helen M. Newcomb of Suffolk, Va., and Judy M.  
Craddock of Winston-Salem; two sons, Joe E. Mooring of Wilson and David Mooring  
of Elizabeth City; one brother, Lloyd Minshew of Salter Path; nine  
grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
  The family will receive friends at the funeral home Friday from 7-9 p.m. and  
at other times at 2213 Somerset Drive.

Junious Lee Best
  Junious Lee Best, 53, of Brooklyn, N.Y., died  at his residence.
  Arrangements are incomplete and being handled by Hamilton Funeral Chapel, 726  
S. Tarboro St.

Herbert M. Bowen Jr.
  FARMVILLE — Herbert M. “H.M.” Bowen Jr., 76, died Wednesday.
  Arrangements are incomplete and being handled by Farmville Funeral Home.


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