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September 1, 2001

William J. Ferrell
  LUCAMA - William Jennings “Jimmy” Ferrell, 73, of 7404 Atkinson Road, died  
Friday at Central Carolina Hospital in Sanford.
  There will be a private family graveside service.
  Surviving are his daughter, Julie Boswell of Raleigh; two sons, Walton “Walt”  
Ferrell of Sanford and Gordon Ferrell of Durham; and a sister, Janice Creech of  
Cape Carteret.
  The family will receive friends from 6-8 tonight at the home.
  Arrangements are by Shackleford Funeral Service of Fremont.

Bernadine Cox
April 8, 1934          Aug. 30, 2001
  Bernadine Cox, 67, of 511 Manchester St. died Thursday at the Wilson Medical  
Center.
  She was a local beautician for 45 years and a member of Piney Grove FWB  
Church.
  The funeral will be conducted by the Elder Donnie H. Daniels at 3 p.m. Sunday  
at Piney Grove FWB Church. Burial will follow in the Rest Haven Cemetery.
  Surviving are two daughters, Yvonne “Cindy” Cox of the home and Shelia C.  
Woodard of Wilson; two brothers, Joseph Cox and Mack Simms, both of Wilson; a  
sister, Elizabeth Woods of the home; and five grandchildren and 10 great-
grandchildren.
  The body may be viewed on today from 2-8 p.m. at Edwards Funeral Home. The  
family will receive friends at all times at the residence, where they will  
assemble one hour before the funeral procession.

Shazia Alston
April 16, 2001         Aug. 30, 2001
  Infant Shazia Jah’Essence Unique Alston, four months, of 312 Layton Ave., died  
Thursday at her residence.
  The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. James L. Tyson at 2 p.m. Sunday at  
the Calvary Missionary Baptist Church. Burial will follow in the Hamilton Burial  
Garden.
  Surviving are her mother, Shakisha Alston of the home; her father, Antonio  
Daughtridge of Wilson; a sister, Aaliyah Parker of Wilson; a brother, Jarmon  
Alston of Wilson; her grandmothers, Lillie King and Grace Bynum, both of Wilson;  
her grandfathers, Danny Snow and Clarence Prayer, both of Wilson; her great-
grandmothers, Helen Israel and Geraldine Alston, both of Wilson; and her great-
grandfather, Robert Jones of Wilson.
  The body may be viewed Saturday from 3-9 p.m. at the Hamilton Funeral Chapel.  
The family will receive friends at the residence where they will assemble an  
hour prior to the service.

L. Elton Manning
Dec. 29, 1918          Aug. 30, 2001
  BAILEY - L. Elton Manning, 82, of 4200 Rebel Circle in Raleigh, died Thursday  
at his home.
  He was born in Nash County and retired as a machinist with Lufkin in Apex.
  The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at L. Harold Poole Funeral Service  
Chapel in Knightdale. Burial will follow in the Bailey Town Cemetery.
  Surviving are his wife, Doris Manning; a daughter, Phyllis Ann Smith of Cary;  
a brother, Ambrose Manning of Johnson City, Tenn.; three sisters, Leona M.  
Bissette of Sims, Marie M. Brown of Norfolk, Va., and Pearl M. Brown of Wilson;  
three grandchildren, two step-grandchildren; two great grandchildren and two  
step great-grandchildren.
  Family will receive friends from 7-8:30 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home and  
other times at the home.

Judy B. Robbins
Oct. 21, 1946 Aug. 31, 2001
  ELM CITY - Judy Batts Robbins, 54, of Elm City, died Friday.
  Surviving are her husband, Dan Wilson Robbins; a son, Donald Wilson Robbins of  
the home; a daughter, Jenny B. Robbins of Annapolis, Md.; and two sisters,  
Dorothy B. Congleton and Jo-Ann B. Davis, both of Wilson.
  Arrangements are incomplete and being handled by Joyner’s Funeral Home.


September 3, 2001

Wiley E. Turner
May 27, 1900           Sept. 1, 2001
  ROCKY MOUNT - Wiley Ervin Turner, 101, died Saturday. He was born in Wilson  
County and was a retired farmer.
  A gathering to celebrate his life will be conducted by John Medlin at 2 p.m.  
Tuesday at Mill Branch Cemetery.
  Surviving are his wife, Effie Marie V. Turner; a daughter, Joyce T. Sherrod of  
Wilson; two sons, Spencer Morris Turner and Milton Earl Turner, both of Rocky  
Mount; a brother, Frank D. Turner of Rocky Mount; seven grandchildren; and six  
great-grandchildren.
  The family will receive friends at Johnston Funeral Home in Rocky Mount from  
7-8:30 tonight.

Geraldine W. Gordon
  Geraldine Watson Gordon, 77, died Saturday.
  A graveside service was held this morning at the Watson-Evans Family Cemetery  
in Lucama.
  Surviving are a son, William G. Gordon of Richmond, Va.; and a brother, Billy  
S. Watson of Wilson.
  Arrangements are by Thomas-Yelverton Funeral Service.

Elton C. Smith
July 2, 1918            Aug. 31, 2001
  Elton Cleveland Smith, 83, died Friday. He was the former owner of Elton C.  
Smith Moving & Storage for 25 years and a life member of the Wilson Moose and a  
member of the American Legion Post No. 13.
  The graveside service will be conducted by the Rev. Gordon Joyner and the Rev.  
Patrick Lengel at 2 p.m. today at Bass Cemetery near Black Creek.
  Surviving are two daughters, Brenda S. Wood of Cary and Cathy S. Wood of  
Spring Hope; a son, Elton C. Smith Jr. of Wilson; a brother, Willard Thomas  
Smith of Wilson; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
  Visitation was held Sunday at Joyner’s Funeral Home and will be at other times  
at 2402 Bradford Place Apt. 9-B. The family will leave the funeral home at 1:30  
p.m. today to proceed to the cemetery.

Judy Batts Robbins
Oct. 21, 1946          Aug. 31, 2001
  ELM CITY - Judy Batts Robbins, 54, of Elm City, died Friday.
  The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Kenneth Windham at 11 a.m. Tuesday  
at Joyner’s Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Evergreen Memorial Gardens.
  Surviving are her husband, Dan W. Robbins; a daughter, Jenny B. Robbins of  
Annapolis, Md.; a son, Donald W. Robbins of the home; and two sisters, Dorothy  
B. Congleton and Jo Ann B. Davis, both of Wilson.
  Visitation is tonight from 7-9 at Joyner’s Funeral Home and at other times at  
5118 Sleepy Hollow Road.

Fletcher “Bud” Artis
  Fletcher “Bud” Artis, 68, of 405 East Vance St. died Sunday at his home.
  Arrangements are incomplete and being handled by King & Darden Funeral Home.

Walter L. Banks
  Walter Louis Banks, 53, of 208-C N. Railroad St., died Tuesday at Nash General  
Hospital.
  The funeral will be conducted by the Elder Ernest Ray Melton at 1 p.m. Tuesday  
from King & Darden Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Rest Haven  
Cemetery.
  Surviving are two daughters, Beathney L. Banks of Durham and Dora Ann Banks of  
Wilson; and his mother, Sarah Jordan of the home.
  The body may be viewed today from 3-8:30 p.m. with the family receiving  
friends from 7-8 p.m. at King & Darden Funeral Home, and at other times at the  
residence where they will assemble an hour prior to the service in preparation  
for the funeral.

William E. Woolard
  William Earl “Billy” Woolard Sr., 71, of 3505 Slatestone Road in Washington,  
N.C., died Saturday evening at his residence.
  A graveside service will be conducted by the Rev. Robert Shelton Tuesday at 11  
a.m. at the family plot at Oakdale Cemetery.
  Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Vicki W. Crumpler of Wilson; two sons;  
two brothers; three sisters; and seven grandchildren.
  The family will join friends tonight from 7-9 at Hillside Funeral Service in  
Washington, N.C., and at other times at the home.


September 4, 2001

Dorothy Jean H. Vines
Sept. 12, 1936 Aug. 31, 2001
  Dorothy Jean Hopkins Vines, 64, of Greenville died Friday. The funeral will be  
held at 1 p.m. Thursday at Moyes Chapel Free Will Baptist Church of Farmville.  
Burial will follow in Crestlawn Memorial Gardens
  She was retired from Pitt County Memorial Hospital pediatrics division with 33  
years of service. She was a member of Moyes Chapel Free Will Baptist Church  
where she served on the usher board for over 50 years, was a member of the  
Pastor’s Aide Club and the Empire Ladies Social Club.
  Surviving are her husband, Walter L. Vines Sr.; two daughters, Patricia Ann  
Vines and Amanda Denise Vines, both of Greenville; one son, Walter L. Vines Jr.  
of Greenville; two sisters, JoAnn Moye and Linda Morgan, both of Farmville; five  
brothers, James Hopkins of Boston, Roger Morgan, Johnny Morgan and Chris Morgan,  
all of Farmville, and Frank Morgan of Greenville; four grandchildren; and two  
great-grandchildren.
  The body may be viewed at Flanagan Funeral Home, Greenville, Wednesday from 1-
4 p.m. The family will receive friends at the church from 7-8 p.m. and at other  
times at the home of Walter Vines Jr., 103 Chadwick Drive, Greenville.

Robert W. Johnson
Aug., 15, 1963 Sept. 3, 2001
  Robert Wayne Johnson, 38, of Zebulon died Monday. The funeral will be  
conducted by the Rev. Kenneth Johnson at 2 p.m. Thursday at Joyner’s Funeral  
Home, 4100 U.S. 264 West. Burial will follow in Gethsemane Memorial Gardens,  
Zebulon.
  Surviving are his wife, Candice Faye Fuller; a daughter, Iris Noel J. Baines  
of Spring Hope; one stepdaughter, Amanda Chopski of Zebulon; one stepson, Alex  
Carroll of Zebulon; his parents, Robert Marvin and Hilda Faye Tant Johnson of  
Middlesex; his grandmother, Anna Bryant Tant of Zebulon; and one stepgrandson.
  The family will receive friends at the funeral home Wednesday from 7-9 p.m.  
and at other times at 113 Stevens Drive, Middlesex.

Stella J. Eubank
Sept. 30, 1935 Sept. 1, 2001
  ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - Stella J. Eubank, 65, a native of Bailey, N.C., died  
Saturday at her home.
  She was retired from NationsBank with 22 years of service.
  Surviving are her husband, Ted Eubank; two sons, Michael Eubank and Jimmy  
Eubank; one sister, Edna Brantley of Lillington, N.C.; four brothers, James  
Jones of Vinton, Va., Connie Jones of Godwin, N.C., Clarence Jones of Liberty,  
N.C. and Mark Jones of Wilson, N.C.; and three grandchildren.
  Arrangements are being handled by Taylor Family Funeral Home, Pinellas Park.

James D. Barnes
Sept. 25, 1919 Sept. 3, 2001
  James Downing Barnes, 81, died Monday at Wilson Medical Center. The funeral  
will be conducted by the Rev. Doug Baltzegar at 11 a.m. Thursday at Joyner’s  
Funeral Home, 4100 U.S. 264 West. Burial will follow in Maplewood Cemetery.
  Barnes was a lifetime member and former deacon of Forest Hills Baptist Church,  
formerly Five Points Missionary Baptist Church. He was former owner of Bragg  
Street Grocery and J-Mart Convenient Store, Black Creek.
  Surviving are three daughters, Kay Gill of Raleigh, Connie Farris and Betty  
Lynn Whitley, both of Wilson; two sons, Fletcher Barnes of Matthews, Va., and  
David Barnes of Wilson; one sister, Minnie Mae Barnes of Wilson; two brothers,  
Wade Lee Barnes and Sam Barnes, both of Wilson; 14 grandchildren; and two great-
grandchildren.
  The family will receive friends at the funeral home Wednesday from 7-9 p.m.  
and at other times at 200 Berkley Road.

Jeraline E. Green
  Jeraline Edwards Green, of 1018 Faison St., formerly of Rocky Mount, died  
Monday at Wilson Medical Center.
  Arrangements are incomplete and being handled by Edwards Funeral Home, 805 E.  
Nash St.

Sarah Dozier
  Sarah Dozier, 87, of 4676 Ward Blvd. died today at Wilson Medical Center.
  Arrangements are incomplete and being handled by Hamilton Funeral Chapel, 726  
S. Tarboro St.


September 5, 2001****

Clim Tyson
Jan. 1, 1929 Aug. 30, 2001
  Clim Tyson, 72, of 912 Wainwright St. died Thursday at his residence. The  
funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Donnie Daniels at 2 p.m. today at Piney  
Grove Free Will Baptist Church, 309 N. Vick St. Burial will follow in Rest Haven  
Cemetery.
  Tyson retired from Gray Concrete Company.
  Surviving are his wife, Gladys Carter Tyson; two daughters, Clemetine Tyson  
Salters of New Haven, Conn., and Ernestine Tyson Warren of Wilson; two sons,  
Ronnie Tyson of Los Angeles and Clim Tyson Jr. of the home; one sister, Willie  
Mae Wilson of Richmond Va.; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
  Arrangements are being handled by Hamilton Funeral Chapel, 726 S. Tarboro St.

Becton R. Speight Jr.
  Becton Ray Speight Jr., 59, of Washington, D.C., formerly of Wilson County,  
died Aug. 30 at Greater Southeast Hospital. A graveside service will be held at  
3 p.m. Thursday in Turner Swamp Cemetery, Eureka.
  Surviving are his wife, Betty Daniels-Speight of Wilson; two sons, Alex  
Speight of California and Rodney Speight of Washington, D.C.; one daughter,  
Raynetta Speight of Washington, D.C.; six sisters, Velma Davis and Linda  
Saunders, both of District Heights, Md., Earnestine Edwards of Washington, D.C.,  
Daphney Speight of Oxon Hill, Md., and Mattie Vick and Ethel D. Artis, both of  
Wilson; and one brother, Ervin Speight of Washington, D.C.
  Arrangements are being handled by Van & Williams Funeral Home, Washington,  
D.C.


September 6, 2001

Fletcher R. Artis
  Fletcher Roosevelt “Bud” Artis, 68, of 405 E. Vance St. died Sunday at his  
home. The funeral will be conducted by Elder George Ward at 11 a.m. Saturday at   
L.N. Forbes Original Free Will Baptist Tabernacle, 1800 Lane St. Burial will  
follow in Rest Haven Cemetery.
  Surviving are his wife, Essie Mae Hoskins Artis; two daughters, Myra Artis and  
Joyce Clyburn, both of Wilson; nine sisters, Dorothy Barrett, Sadie Daniels,  
Bertha Mills, Thelma McClain, Ida Williams and Shirley Artis, all of Brooklyn,  
N.Y., Agatha Trumps of Virginia Beach, Va., Reba Trumps Ham of Durham and Gale  
Batts Shiver of Greenvlle; four brothers, Eddie Lee Artis, Charles B. Artis and  
Arthur Lee Artis, all of Brooklyn, N.Y., and Leslie Artis of Wilson; seven  
grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren.  
  The body may be viewed at King & Darden Funeral Home, 325 E. Nash St., Friday  
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.

Jeraline E. Green
May 3, 1926 Sept. 3, 2001
  Jeraline Edwards Green, 75, of 1016 Faison St. died Monday at Wilson Medical  
Center. The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Darryl Canady at 2 p.m.  
Saturday at Jackson Chapel First Baptist Church, 571 E. Nash St. Burial will  
follow in Rest Haven Cemetery.
  Surviving are one daughter, Denise Green-Hall of the home; two sisters, Connie  
E. Kirkland of Philadelphia and Carolyn E. White of Maryland; four brothers,  
Miles Edwards of Philadelphia, William Edwards of New Jersey, Jerome Edwards of  
South Carolina and Robert Edwards of Rocky Mount; and one 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 the residence where they will assemble one hour before the funeral.

Clarice E. Fisher
July 21, 1917 Sept. 4,2001
  ROCKY MOUNT - Ana Clarice Eatmon Cawthorne Fisher, 84, a native of Wilson  
County, died Tuesday at her home. The funeral will be conducted by the Rev.  
Marty Warren at 2 p.m. Friday in the chapel at Wheeler & Woodlief Funeral Home.  
Burial will follow in Pineview Cemetery.
  Surviving are a daughter, Judy Kirilov of Rocky Mount; a son, Eugene Cawthorne  
of Rocky Mount; four granddaughters; and four great-grandchildren.
  The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7-8:30 tonight and at  
other times at the home.

Sandra A. Ridoutt
  Sandra  Ridoutt, 52, of Fremont, Ohio, died Tuesday at Firelands Community  
Hospital. The funeral will be conducted by Darrell Hayes at 10:30 p.m. Friday at  
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Ohio. Burial will be Sunday in the  
Aycock family cemetery, Nahunta.
  Surviving are her husband, Robert D. Ridoutt; two sons, J. Ammon Ridoutt of  
Toledo, Ohio, and Robert L. Ridoutt of Fremont, Ohio; her mother, Helen M.  
Aycock of Pikeville; and five sisters, Carolyn Tillman and Greta Pelt, both of  
Pikeville, Beverly Antley of Clayton, Debbie Fish of Mesa, Ariz., and Jayme  
Whittaker of Belleville, Ill.
  The family will receive friends at Wonderly-Horvath Funeral Home, Fremont,  
Ohio, today from 3-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. and Friday at the church from 9:30-10:30  
a.m.

Elumial E. Hodges
Nov. 9, 1933 Sept. 5, 2001
  Elumial Edgar “Ed” Hodges, 67, died Wednesday. A graveside service will be  
conducted by the Rev. Ray Barnhill at 11 a.m. Friday in Evergreen Memorial  
Gardens.
  Surviving are two daughters, Jennifer Jones of Trenton and Elisa Brown of  
Pikeville; a sister, Jean Brewer of Elm City; a brother, Travis Hodges of  
Wilson; and two grandchildren,
  The family will receive friends at Joyner’s Funeral Home, 4100 U.S. 264 West,  
from 7-9 tonight and at other times at 4471 Lamm Road.

Edward Hines
  Edward Hines, 41, of Virginia Beach, Va. died Monday.
  Arrangements are incomplete and being handled by Hamilton Funeral Chapel, 726  
S. Tarboro St.

Linda T. Lamb
  Linda Teresa Lamb, 45, of New Windsor, N.Y. died Tuesday.
  Arrangements are incomplete and being handled by Hamilton Funeral Chapel, 726  
S. Tarboro St.

James Thigpen
  Elder James Thigpen, 76, of 302 N. 6th St., Pinetops, died Wednesday at  
Heritage Hospital, Tarboro.
  Arrangements are incomplete and being handled by Hamilton Funeral Chapel, 726  
S. Tarboro St.

Verna L. Carter
  Verna Lee Carter, 57, died today.
  Arrangements are incomplete and being handled by Joyner’s Funeral Home, 4100  
U.S. 264 West.

George Howard
  George Howard, 69, of Elm City died today.
  Arrangements are incomplete and being handled by Edwards Funeral Home, 805 E.  
Nash St.


September 7, 2001

Frank C. Winstead
Feb. 3, 1921 Sept. 5, 2001
  WILLIAMSTON - Frank Charles Winstead, 80, a native of Wilson County, died  
Wednesday at Plumbee Nursing Center, Plymouth. The funeral will be conducted by  
Lewis Styons at 11 a.m. Saturday in Jamesville Cemetery, Jamesville.
  Surviving are his wife, Doris Finn Winstead of Kinston; five daughters, Bonnie  
W. Cline and Cathy W. Chamberlyne of Richmond, Va., Shannon Benavides of Phoenix  
City, Ala., Cathy W. Ball of Lexington and Jannie Winstead of Chocowinity; three  
sons, Frank C. Winstead Jr. of  Williamston, Christopher “Chris” Winstead of  
Nashville and Stacey Winstead of Asheville; two sisters, Myrtle W. Ross of Rocky  
Mount and Doris W. Whitehead of Wilson; one brother, Randolph Winstead of Palm  
Beach, Fla.; 14 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
  The family will receive friends at Hillside Funeral Service, Washington, N.C.,  
from 7:30-9 tonight.

Grant K. Phillips
  PRINCETON - Grant Kristopher Phillips, an infant, died Wednesday at UNC  
Hospital, Chapel Hill. A private service will be held today.
  Surviving are his parents; one brother; his paternal grandparents, the Rev.  
Lavon and Diane Phillips of Wilson; maternal grandparents; paternal great-
grandparents, including Carolyn Ellison of Lucama and Doris B. Phillips of  
Wilson; and maternal great-grandparents, Alton and Hilda Renfrow of Kenly and  
Etta Jones of Nashville.
  Arrangements are being handled by Casey Funeral Home.

Cleveland O. Anderson
June 9, 1929 Sept. 6, 2001
  SELMA - Cleveland Odell Anderson, 72, died Thursday at his home. The funeral  
will be conducted by the Rev. A.R. Denning at 2 p.m. Saturday in the chapel at  
Parrish Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Oakland Heights Cemetery,  
Smithfield.
  Surviving are two daughters, including JoAnn A. Sexton of Wilson; two sons;  
two sisters; one brother; and eight grandchildren.
  The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7-9 tonight.

Verna Lee E. Carter
Nov. 16, 1943 Sept. 6, 2001
  Verna Lee Evans Carter, 57, died Thursday. A graveside service will be  
conducted by the Rev. Rusty Russell at 11 a.m. Saturday in Stantonsburg  
Cemetery.
  Surviving are two sons, Robert L. Strickland Jr. of Bailey and Gary W.  
Strickland of Elm City; one sister, “Chick” Gammell of Pennsylvania; one  
brother, Alfred Evans of Lucama; and three grandchildren.
  The family will receive friends at Joyner’s Funeral Home, 4100 U.S. 264 West,  
from 7-9 tonight and at other times at 1607 Downing St.

James L. Williamson
Oct. 1, 1948 Sept. 4, 2001
  James Lewis Williamson, 52, of Raleigh, formerly of Lucama, died Tuesday at  
Wake Medical Center. A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday at  
Hamilton Funeral Chapel, 726 S. Tarboro St.
  His survivors include a sister, Linda Jones of Philadelphia.
  The family will assemble at the funeral home Saturday at 2:30 p.m.

Edward Hines
July 28, 1960 Sept. 3, 2001
  Edward Hines, 41, of Virginia Beach, Va., died Monday. The funeral will be  
conducted by the Rev. H.C. Eatmon at 1 p.m. Saturday at St. Mary’s Church of  
Christ, 7401 Stoney Hill Church Road, Bailey. Burial will follow in the Terrell  
family cemetery, Wilson County.
  Hines was a veteran of the United States Navy.
  Surviving are his wife, Phyllis Dunn Hines of Sims; one daughter, Senior  
Airman Demetria Vasha Eatmon of San Antonio, Texas; two sons, Benjamin TrŽvor  
Hines of Greenville and Pfc. Edwin Urell Hines of Sims; his mother, Della M.  
Hines of Middlesex; his father, Eddie B. Hines of Sims; two sisters, Gloria Rena  
Hines Jones of Raleigh and Robin Denise Hines Tucker of Suffolk, Va.; one  
brother, Fredrick Hines of Middlesex; his grandmother, Reatha Terrell of Bailey;  
and one grandson.
  The body may be viewed at Hamilton Funeral Chapel, 726 S. Tarboro St., today  
from 3-9:30 p.m. with the family receiving friends there from 8:15-9:15 p.m. and  
at other times at 519 Hanes St., Middlesex, where they will assemble one hour  
before the funeral.  

James R. Thigpen
Sept. 12, 1924 Sept. 5,2001
  PINETOPS - Elder James Russell Thigpen, 76, of 302 N. 6th St. died Wednesday  
at Heritage Hospital, Tarboro. The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Eddie  
B. Coley at 2 p.m. Saturday at Carver School, Pinetops. Burial will follow in  
Carver Memorial Park.  
  Elder Thigpen was retired from Imperial Tobacco Company.
  Surviving are one adopted daughter, Beulah Jenkins of Pinetops; one adopted  
son, Robert Stanton Jr. of Pinetops; and two sisters, Mary Staton Williams of  
Hartford, Conn. and Ada Thigpen Shelly of Greensboro.
  The body may be viewed at Hamilton Funeral Chapel, 726 S. Tarboro St., today  
from 3-9:30 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.

Linda T. Adams-Lamb
Jan. 4, 1956 Sept. 4, 2001
  Linda Teresa Adams-Lamb, 45, of New Windsor, N.Y.,died Tuesday. The funeral  
will be conducted by the Rev. Jeffery Simms at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Hamilton  
Funeral Chapel, 726 S. Tarboro St. Burial will follow in Rest Haven Cemetery.
  Surviving are her husband, Michael Lamb; two stepdaughters, Jennifer Lamb and  
Nicole Lamb, both of Virginia; her mother, Bettye Adams of New York; one sister,  
DŽshone Adams of New York; one brother, Dexter Adams of New York; and her  
stepgrandmother, Maggie Cooper of Wilson.
  The body may be viewed at the funeral home Saturday 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 of Shirley Cooper, 2609 Byerly Drive, where they will assemble one  
hour before the funeral.

Sarah S. Dozier
May 7, 1914 Sept. 4, 2001
  Sarah Lena Sessoms Dozier, 87, of 4676 Ward Blvd. died Tuesday at Wilson  
Medical Center. The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Lamont Dudley at 2  
p.m. Sunday at St. Rose Holiness Church, Rt. 1, Sims. Burial will follow in Rest  
Haven Cemetery, Wilson.
  She was retired from Eastern North Carolina Sanatorium and was a member of St.  
Rose Holiness Church.
  Surviving are one daughter, Jacqueline Farmer of Wilson; two sons, Owens Earl  
Dozier of Washington, D.C., and Percy Glenn Dozier of Norfolk, Va.; one sister,  
Inez Joyner of Norfolk, Va.; and her caregiver, Bernetha Morgan.
  The body may be viewed at Hamilton Funeral Chapel, 726 S. Tarboro St.,  
Saturday from 3-9:30 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.

Mable P. Webb
Dec. 8, 1920 Sept. 6, 2001
  Mable Parker Webb, 80, of 5505 U.S. 301 North, Elm City, died Thursday at Nash  
General Hospital, Rocky Mount. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m.  
Saturday in Maplewood Cemetery, Wilson.
  Surviving are three daughters, Joyce Poole, Diane Arthur and Betty Webb Rose,  
all of Elm City; three sisters, Faye Mozingo and Callie Dunn, both of Wilson,  
and Helen Brinkley of Elm City; two brothers, Willard Parker of Virginia Beach,  
Va., and L.C. Parker of Sims; seven grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.
  The family will receive friends at Shingleton Funeral Home, 2407 W. Nash St.  
from 7-9 tonight and at other times at 5517 U.S. 301 North.

George Thigpen
  George Thigpen, 56, of 2400 Davis Mill Road, Stantonsburg, died Thursday at  
his residence.
  Arrangements are incomplete and being handled by Hamilton Funeral Chapel, 726  
S. Tarboro St.


September 8, 2001

Robert S. Hines
  CLINTON - Robert S. “Bob” Hines, 86, of Stewart Avenue died Friday.
  Graveside services will be at 4 p.m. Sunday at the Hines Family Cemetery in  
Turkey with the Rev. Tony Moore officiating.
  Survivors include a son, Bobby Hines of Wilson; a sister, Roberta Rush of Mary  
Esther, Fla.; a brother, James L. Hines Jr. of Turkey; three grandchildren; and  
two great-grandchildren.
  The family will receive friends from 7-8:30 p.m. tonight at Royal-Hall Funeral  
Home.

George L. Thigpen
  FREMONT - George Lee Thigpen, 56, of 2400 Davis Mill Road died Thursday at his  
home.
  Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Hamilton Funeral Chapel. Burial will  
follow in Hamilton Burial Garden.
  Survivors include four sisters, Frances K. Williams of Fremont, Levolia  
Thigpen of Goldsboro, Louise Thigpen of Pikeville and Janice Jones of Eureka;  
and five brothers, James E. Thigpen of Wilson, Oscar Thigpen of Stantonsburg,  
Connie Lee Thigpen, Larry Thigpen and Barry Thigpen, all of Eureka.
  The body may be viewed from 3-9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral chapel.


September 10, 2001

Grover C. Wood Jr.
  Grover C. Wood Jr., 78, died Saturday at Virginia Beach General Hospital. The  
funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at H.D. Oliver Funeral Home, Virginia  
Beach, Va. A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday in Maplewood  
Cemetery, Wilson.
  Surviving are his wife, Oleta Wood; a daughter, Kathryn Wasserman ; a son  
Terry Wood;  a sister, Evelyn Hynes; a brother, Ray Wood; and two  
granddaughters.

Mary M. Vick
May 9, 1917 Sept. 6, 2001
  NASHVILLE - Mary Magalene Vick, 84, a native of Wilson County, died Thursday.  
The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. G.C. Hughes Jr. at 2 p.m. today in the  
chapel at Johnson Funeral Home, Nashville. Burial will follow in Vick family  
cemetery, Nash County.
  Surviving are a daughter, Dianne Bonawitz of Boone; a sister, Ruby Williams of  
Elm City; and two granddaughters.

Susie P. Price
  ELM CITY - Susie P. Price, 74, died today at Avante at Wilson.
  Arrangements are incomplete and being handled by Shingleton Funeral Home, 2407  
W. Nash St.

Allie J. Smith
Jan. 6, 1915 Sept. 8, 2001
  Allie Jones Smith, 86, of Fountain died Saturday at Spring Arbor of  
Greenville. The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Frank Cockrell at 2 p.m.  
today at Farmville Funeral Home Church Street Chapel. Burial will follow in  
Queen Anne Cemetery, Farmville.
  She was a member of Aspen Grove Free Will Baptist Church and a member of the  
Sunshine Club.
  Surviving are one daughter, Joyce Windham of Farmville; one son Sammy Smith of  
Fountain; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.


September 11, 2001

Alisha L. Williams
Oct. 7, 1984 Sept. 9, 2001
  Alisha Lynnette Williams, 16, of 1001 Briggs St. died Sunday at Wilson Medical  
Center. The funeral will be conducted by Elder Chester Aycock at 1 p.m.  
Wednesday at St. Paul Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ), 4009 Lake Wilson  
Road. Burial will follow in Hamilton Burial Garden.
  She was a member of Mount Sinai Church of Christ.
  Surviving are her parents, Jerome Williams and the Rev. Pamela Williams of the  
home; one sister, Dilya D. Williams of Wilson; one brother, Jerome Williams Jr.  
of the home; her maternal grandmother, the Rev. Mary E. Bland of Wilson;  
maternal grandfather, Bernes “Bud” Bland of Bailey; paternal grandmother, Ida  
Williams of Rocky Mount; and great-grandmother, Roberta Jones of Wilson.
  The body may be viewed at Hamilton Funeral Chapel, 726 S. Tarboro St., today  
from 3-9 p.m. The family will receive friends at the residence and will assemble  
there one hour before the funeral.


*September 12, 2001

Daisy V. Grimes
Oct. 2, 1914 Sept. 11, 2001
  ROCKY MOUNT - Daisy Vick Grimes, 86, died Tuesday. The funeral will be held at  
3 p.m. Thursday at Wheeler & Woodlief Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Rocky  
Mount Memorial Park.
  Surviving are a daughter, Joyce Everett of Wilson; two sons; two  
grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
  The family will receive friends at the funeral home Thursday from 2-3 p.m.

Susie P. Price
Aug. 9, 1927 Sept. 10, 2001
  Susie Pridgen Price, 74, of 507 Daniel Drive, Elm City, died Monday at Avante  
at Wilson. The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Lee Taylor the Rev. Billy  
Harris and the Rev. Roosevelt Winstead at 2 p.m. Thursday in the chapel at  
Shingleton Funeral Home, 2407 W. Nash St. Burial will follow in Evergreen  
Memorial Gardens.
  Surviving are two sisters, Fannie Ruth Lewis of Wilson and Arylene Butler of  
Falls Church, Va.; and one brother, William Pridgen of Sandy Cross.
  The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7-9 tonight and at  
other times at the home.

Grace D. Brown
Nov. 24, 1931 Sept. 11, 2001
  Grace Marie Deans Brown, 69, died Tuesday. The funeral will be conducted by  
the Rev. Larry Ball at 2 p.m. Friday at Joyner’s Funeral Home, 4100 U.S. 264  
West. Burial will follow in Evergreen Memorial Gardens.
  Surviving are a daughter, Wanda Brown Tedder of Wilson; a son, William Dwayne  
Brown of Cary; two sisters, Shirley Deans Wilson of Bailey and Yvonne Deans  
Liles of Rock Ridge; a brother, James Roland Deans of Ohio; and five  
grandchildren.
  The family will receive friends at the funeral home Thursday from 7-9 p.m. and  
at other times at 1710 Parkway St.

Robert E. Vick
  Robert Elliott Vick, 93, of 622 E. Green St. died Tuesday at Wilson Medical  
Center.
  Arrangements are incomplete and being handled by Edwards Funeral Home, 805 E.  
Nash St.


September 13, 2001

Freddie Yelverton
Nov. 26, 1936 Sept. 4, 2001
  Freddie Yelverton, 64, of Irvington, N.J., died Sept. 4. The funeral was  
conducted by Bishop L.N. Forbes Sept. 9 at Faith Temple Original Free Will  
Baptist Church, East Orange, N.J.
  Surviving are five daughters; one son; one stepdaughter; one sisters; three  
brothers, Reotis Yelverton, William Yelverton and Johnny Yelverton, all of  
Wilson; and eight grandchildren.

Blair P. Wakefield
Feb. 21, 1917 Sept. 11, 2001
  MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. - Blair P. Wakefield, 84, died Tuesday ay Grand Stand  
Regional Medical Center. A memorial service will be conducted by the Re. Mark  
Goodman at 11 a.m. Friday at Trinity Episcopal Church.
  Surviving are his wife, Sarah D. Wakefield, formerly of Wilson, N.C.; one  
daughter; four grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.
  The family will receive friends at today from 4-6 p.m. at McMillan-Small  
Funeral Home.

Robert E. Vick
Feb. 1, 1908 Sept. 11, 2001
  Robert Elliott Vick, 93, of 622 E. Green St. died Tuesday at Wilson Medical  
Center. The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Troy Janel Dixon at noon  
Saturday at Calvary Presbyterian Church, 209 N. Pender St. Burial will follow in  
Rest Haven Cemetery.
  Vick taught at Stantonsburg Elementary School. He was principal of Springfield  
High School from 1952-1970 and Gardeners Elementary School 1970-75.
  Surviving are two sisters, Doris Vick Walker of Wilson and Monte Vick Cowan of  
Orange, N.J.
  The body may be viewed at Edwards Funeral Home, 805 E. Nash St., Friday from  
2-8 p.m. and at the church one hour prior to the funeral. The family receiving  
friends at the church from 11:30 a.m. to noon. The family will assemble at the  
residence at 11 a.m.  

Lillian Queen
  Lillian Queen, 72, a resident of Smithfield Manor, died Wednesday at Johnston  
Memorial Hospital, Smithfield.
  Arrangements are incomplete and being handled by Hamilton Funeral Chapel, 726  
S. Tarboro St.


September 14, 2001

Rebecca P. Edwards
  PINETOPS - Rebecca Pitt Edwards, 85, died Thursday. The funeral will be  
conducted by the Rev. Charles Myers at 11 a.m. Saturday at Pinetops United  
Methodist Church. Burial will follow in the Pitt Family Cemetery, St. Lewis.
  She was a retired third-grade school teacher.
  Surviving are one son, Bobby Edwards of Wilmington; a sister, Julia Ahern,  
Virginia Beach, Va.; a brother, Elbert Ray Pitt of Pinetops; two granddaughters;  
and three great-grandchildren.
  The family will receive friends at the church from 7-9 tonight and at other  
times at the Pitt family home of Bert & Gwen, St. Lewis.
  Arrangements are being handled by Carlisle Funeral Home, Tarboro.

Dise Coleman
Feb. 20, 1922 Sept.13, 2001
  Dise Coleman, 79, of 5200 Lloyd Road, Lucama, died Thursday  at Wilson Medical  
Center. The funeral will be conducted by Geraldine Whitley Monday at 2 p.m. at  
the Hamilton Funeral Chapel, 726 S. Tarboro St.  Burial will follow at the  
Hamilton Burial Garden.
  He is survived by his wife, Mattie Lee Jones Coleman of Raleigh; two  
daughters, Dianne Coleman Hester of Kenly and Delois Gerald of Lucama; four  
stepdaughters, Eva McCray of Charlotte, Marie Banks, Carolyn Coleman and Angela  
Coleman, all of Raleigh; two sons, Cecil Ray Coleman of Sims and Dennis Coleman  
of Cary; one sister, Eva Coleman of Wilson; two brothers, William Coleman and  
Gurtis Coleman, both of Wilson; 15 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.
  The body may be viewed Sunday from 3-9 p.m. at the funeral home where they  
will receive friends from 7-8 p.m. and at other times at 8721 Exum Road, Kenly,  
where they will assemble one hour before the funeral.

Steve A. Montague
  Steve Allen Montague, 47, of 607 W. Hines St., died Wednesday at Johnston  
Memorial Hospital in Smithfield. Arrangements are incomplete and will be handled  
by King & Darden Funeral Home, 325 E. Nash St.

George T. Howard
June 27,1932 Sept. 6,2001
  George T. Howard, 69, died Sept. 6 at Wilson Medical Center. The funeral will  
be conducted by the Rev. Albert Baker on Saturday at 3 p.m. at First Baptist  
Church in Elm City.
  He is survived by one daughter, Metega Chisel of Rocky Mount; two sons,  
Richard Howard of Elm City and Lindon Howard of Philadelphia; three sisters,  
Dorothy Fuqua of Washington, D.C., and Lula Howard and Duxia H. Evans, both of  
Elm City; three brothers, Robert Howard Jr. of Washington, D.C., John C. Gaylord  
of Pensacola, Fla., and Thaddeus Gaylord of Fort Washington, Md.; and nine  
grandchildren.
  The body may be viewed today from 3-8 p.m. at Edwards Funeral Home, 805 E.  
Nash St. The family will receive friends at 605 W. Main St., Elm City, where  
they will assemble one hour before the funeral.

Talmond M. Cameron
  Talmond M. Cameron, 80, of 5106 Lake Wilson Road died Thursday at his  
residence. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and are being handled by Edwards  
Funeral Home.


September 15, 2001

Steve A. Montague
  Steve Allen Montague, 47, of 607 W. Hines St., died Wednesday at Johnston  
Memorial Hospital Smithfield. The funeral will be conducted by the Rev.  
Ernsetine McGee Sunday at 2 p.m. at King & Darden Funeral Home Chapel, 325 E.  
Nash St. Burial will follow at Rest Haven Cemetery.
  He is survived by his wife, Edna Montague of Wilson; mother Margaret Herring  
of Wilson; three sisters, Shirley Melton of Berlin, N.J., Veronica Brown and  
Anette Herring, both of Wilson; and one brother, Al Allen of Wilson County.
  The body may be viewed Saturday from 3-8:30 p.m. with the family receiving  
friends from 7-8 p.m. at the funeral home and at other times at the residence  
where they will assemble one hour prior to services.

Lillian Queen
May 10, 1929 Sept.12, 2001
  Lillian Queen, 72, a Smithfield Manor resident originally from Wilson County,  
died Wednesday at Johnston Memorial Hospital Smithfield. The funeral will be  
held Monday at 11 a.m. at Hamilton Funeral Chapel, 726 S. Tarboro St. Burial  
will follow at Hamilton Burial Garden.
  She is survived by one daughter, Carolyn Hocutt-Alexander of Middlesex; two  
sons, Clifton Queen and James Queen, both of Baltimore; five sisters, Novella  
Bailey of Selma, Janie O’Neal of Zebulon, Mildred Cradick of  Newark, N.J., and  
Rosetta Colley and Lydia Pope, both of Middlesex.
  The body may be viewed Sunday from 3-9 p.m. at the chapel. The family will  
receive friends at 232 Will Road, Middlesex, where they will assemble one hour  
prior to service.

Talmond M. Cameron
Feb.8, 1922 Sept.13, 2001
  Talmond Morris Cameron, 80, of 5106 Lake Wilson Road, Elm City, died Thursday  
at his residence. The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Elijah Harris Monday  
at noon at William Chapel Church, 6154 William Chapel Road, Elm City. Burial  
will follow in the chapel cemetery.
  He is survived by his wife, Amanda Mitchell Cameron of the home; one son,  
Raphael Cameron of Irvington, N.J.; one sister, Pauline Cameron of Four Oaks;  
two brothers, Major Cameron of Dunn and Malcolm Cameron of Rose Hill; and one  
grandchild.
  The body may be viewed Sunday from 2-8 p.m. at Edwards Funeral Home, 805 E.  
Nash St. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from7-8 p.m. and at  
other times at the residence where they will assemble one hour prior to the  
funeral.

Amirica C. Carmon
Sept. 12, 2001 Sept.12, 2001
  Amirica Chantel Carmon, an infant, of 1812 London Church Road, died Wednesday  
at Wilson Medical Center. A graveside service will be held Sunday at 1 p.m. at  
Hamilton Burial Garden, Lane Street Extension.
  She is survived by her mother, Latonya Michelle Batts of the home; father,  
Victor Martize Carmon; one brother, Isaiah Noel Batts; maternal grandmother,  
Emma Jean Batts of Wilson; paternal grandmother, Gloria Jean Hagans and  
stepgrandfather Larry Hagans of Wilson; paternal grandfather, Wade Allen  of  
Alexandria, Va.; paternal grandfather, Victor McShell of South Carolina.
  The family will receive  friends at 614 Cemetery St. where they will receive  
friends one hour before the service.


September 17, 2001

Willard Perry
Dec. 25, 1924 Sept. 15, 2001
  BAILEY - Willard “Sharkie” Perry, 76, died Saturday. The funeral will be  
conducted by the Rev. Tim Riggs at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Joyner’s Funeral Home, 4100  
U.S. 264 West, Wilson. Burial will follow in Bailey Cemetery.
  Perry was founder and co-owner of W.J.M. Perry Trucking of Bailey.
  Surviving are two sons, James W. Perry of Lucama and J. Michael Perry of  
Bailey; three sisters, Alice Ferrell of Bailey, Mavis Williams and Sulla Perry,  
both of  Sims; and four grandchildren.
  The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7-9 tonight and at  
other times at 5017 Pine St.

Maxine M. Alston
June 12, 1952 Sept. 14, 2001
  Maxine Mitchell Alston, 49, of 428 Jefferson St. died Friday at Wilson Medical  
Center. The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. William E. Bowser at 2 p.m.  
Tuesday at Brown Chapel Free Will Baptist Church, 1507 Hadley St. Burial will  
follow in Hamilton Burial Garden.
  Surviving are one daughter, Benessa Mitchell Hill of Wilson; one son, Michael  
Mitchell of Wilson; her mother, Martha Mitchell of Wilson; one sister, Gail  
Mitchell of Wilson; three brothers, Charles Mitchell, David Mitchell and Tony  
Mitchell, all of Wilson; and three grandsons.
  The body may be viewed at Hamilton Funeral Chapel, 726 S. Tarboro St., today  
from 3-9 p.m. The family will receive at the residence and will assemble there  
one hour before the funeral.

Mabel B. Edwards
Oct. 23, 1915 Sept. 16, 2001
  Mabel Bridgers Edwards, 85, of 2508 Canal Drive, died Sunday. A graveside  
service will be conducted by the Rev. Bobby G. Edwards at 11 a.m. Tuesday in  
Evergreen Memorial Gardens.
  Surviving are two daughters, Shirley Dail of Wilson and Kay Cook of Bridgeton;  
three sons, Kenneth Edwards of Sterling, Va., Bobbie “Bob” Edwards of Morganton  
and Donald Edwards of Richlands; 12 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
  The family will receive friends from 7-8:30 tonight at Shingleton Funeral  
Home, 2407 W. Nash St. and at other times at the home.

Edith A. Jackson
July 2, 1931 Sept. 14, 2001
  Edith Aberdeen Jackson, 70, of Hickory, formerly of Kenly, died Friday at her  
residence. The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Steve Clark at 5 p.m. today  
in the chapel of Drum Funeral Home, Conover. A graveside service will be held at  
11 a.m. Wednesday in the Jackson Family Cemetery, Kenly.
  Surviving are a daughter, Melinda L. Briggs of Hickory; a sister, Betty H.  
Capps of Newport News, Va.; and one granddaughter.
  The family will receive friends at Drum Funeral Home, Conover today from 4-
4:45 p.m. and at Coley Funeral Home, Kenly Tuesday from 6-8 p.m.

Meda J. Tilghman
  DUNN - Meda Johnson Tilghman died Saturday. A graveside service was conducted  
by the Rev. David Sherrod at 11 a.m. today. Surviving are three children; two  
sisters, including Jackie J. Bissette of Wilson; two brothers; and seven  
grandchildren.
  Arrangements were handled by Cromartie Miller and Lee Funeral Home.

Martin A. Vail Sr.
Nov. 12, 1921 Sept., 14, 2001
  PIKEVILLE - Martin Allen Vail Sr., 79, died Friday at the home of his daughter  
in Lynchburg, Va. The funeral was conducted by the Rev. Paul Dunham and the Rev.  
Wayne Hicks at 11 a.m. today at St. Joseph United Methodist Church. Burial will  
follow in Elmwood Cemetery, Fremont.
  Vail was a former town commissioner and mayor of  Pikeville. He served on BB&T  
Fremont board of directors for 33 years an was former owner of Farmers Hardware,  
Western Auto and True Value Hardware.
  Surviving are his wife, Dora Batts Vail; two daughters, Donna Vail Morgan of  
Blacksburg, Va. and Dawn Vail Price of Lynchburg, Va.; one son, Martin Allen  
Vail Jr. of Morehead City; one sister, Eleanor Vail Cook of San Benito, Texas;  
and four grandchildren.
  Arrangements were handle by Shackleford Funeral Service.

Dessamore Cooper
  Dessamore Cooper, 81, a resident of Guardian Care of Rocky Mount died today  
morning.
  Arrangements are incomplete and being handled by Hamilton Funeral Chapel, 726  
S. Tarboro St.

C. Wilbert Radford
  C. Wilbert Radford, 67, of Kenly died Sunday.
  Arrangements are incomplete and being handled by Parrish Funeral Home, Selma.


September 18, 2001

Joseph D. Sikes
  BROOKSVILLE, Fla. - Joseph Daniel Sikes, 69, a native of Wilson, N.C., died  
Monday at Vencor Hospital Central, Tampa.
  He was a retired owner-operator of Sikes Sheet Metal Shop.
  Surviving are one daughter, Ann Sikes of Miami; four sons, Don Sikes of  
Inverness, Daniel Sikes of Brooksville, Michael Sikes and David Sikes, both of  
Wilson, N.C.; four sisters, Mildred Lamm and Thelma Phillips, both of Wilson,  
N.C., Eula Mae Crocker of Suffolk, Va., and Mary Whaley of Fremont, N.C.; a  
brother, Chester Sikes of Rocky Mount, N.C.;  and four grandchildren.
  Arrangements were handled by Merrett Funeral Home.

Pauline S. Adams
July 21, 1910 Sept. 17, 2001
  STANTONSBURG - Pauline Smith Hunt Adams, 91, died Monday at Wilmed Nursing  
Center. The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. A. Max Patterson at 3 p.m.  
Wednesday at First Baptist Church of Stantonsburg. Burial will follow in  
Stantonsburg Cemetery.
  She was a member of First Baptist Church of Stantonsburg.
  Surviving are a daughter, Billie Shingleton of Stantonsburg; a son, Keith Hunt  
of Tarboro; four stepchildren, Floyd Hughes Adams of Stantonsburg, J.T. Adams of  
Washington state, Nancy Carol of Clayton and Barbara Ives of New Bern; two  
grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
  The family will receive friends at Thomas-Yelverton Funeral Service, 2704 W.  
Nash St., from 7-8:30 tonight and at other times at 401 N. Saratoga St.

Wiley R. Barnes
  Wiley Rexford Barnes, 67, of Halifax died Sunday at his home. The funeral will  
be conducted by Jerry Boyd at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the chapel of Hockaday Funeral  
Home, Roanoke Rapids. Burial will follow in Crestview Memorial Cemetery.
  Surviving are his wife, Frances W. Barnes; one daughter, Renee B. Hall of  
Roanoke Rapids; two sons, Rex Barnes and Ricky Barns, both of Roanoke Rapids;  
and four grandchildren.
  The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7-9 tonight and other  
times at 41 Bradley Drive, Halifax.

C. Wilbert Radford
  C. Wilbert Radford, 67, of Kenly died Sunday. The funeral will be held at 11  
a.m. Wednesday at Parrish Funeral Home Chapel, Selma. Burial will follow in  
Fellowship Church Cemetery.

William H. Hannah
  William Henry Hannah, 61, of 415 Jefferson St. died Monday at Robert Wood-
Johnson University Hospital, New Brunswick, N.J.
  Arrangements are incomplete and being handled by Hamilton Funeral Chapel, 726  
S. Tarboro St.

Clyde Newsome
  Clyde Newsome, 85, a resident of Avante at Wilson, died Monday at Wilson  
Medical Center.
  Arrangements are incomplete and being handled by Hamilton Funeral Chapel, 726  
S. Tarboro St.

Catherine A. Fogleman
  Catherine Anita Fogleman, 85, died Sunday at Sunnybrook Health Care Center,  
Raleigh.
  Arrangements are incomplete and being handled by Cape Fear Crematory,  
Fayetteville.

Amos L. Denny
  PINETOPS - Amos L. Denny, 75, died Monday. A graveside service was held at 11  
a.m. today in Greenwood Cemetery.
  Arrangements are being handled by Carlisle Funeral Home, Tarboro.

Ivory R. Lewis
  Ivory R. Lewis, 67, of Fremont died Sunday.
  Arrangements are incomplete and being handled by Hamilton Funeral Chapel,  
Goldsboro.

James E. Lamm
  James Edward “Shorty” Lamm, 83, of 4912 Skyland Loop died Monday at Wilson  
Medical Center.
  Arrangements are incomplete and being handled by Shingleton Funeral Home, 2407  
W. Nash St.



September 19

Colonel A. Britt Jr.
  CLINTON - Colonel Ashford Britt Jr., 78, died Monday at his home. The funeral  
was conducted by the Rev. Ralph Hill and the Rev. Jay Bissett at 11 a.m. today  
at Keener United Methodist Church. Burial will follow in Clinton Cemetery.
  Surviving are his wife; three daughters, including Donna Britt Carr of Wilson;  
two sons; one sister; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
  Arrangements were handled by Crumpler-Honeycutt Funeral Home.

Mary C. Wallace
April 29, 1909 Sept. 17, 2001
  BAILEY - Mary Lillian Childers Wallace, 92, of 5247 Daniels Drive died Monday.  
A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Alamance Memorial Park,  
Burlington.
  Surviving are a daughter, Irene Wallace of Burlington; a son, Bob Roy Wallace  
of Bailey; two sisters, Judy Childers and Minnie Vanador; four brothers, J.C.  
Childers, Frank Childers, Ike Childers and Coley Childers; five grandchildren;  
and 10 great-grandchildren.
  The family will receive friends at the Wallace residence, 5221 Daniels Drive.
  Arrangements are being handled by Thomas-Yelverton Funeral Service, 2704 W.  
Nash St.

James E. Lamm
Sept. 6, 1918 Sept. 17, 2001
  James Edward “Shorty” Lamm, 83, of 4912 Skyland Loop died Monday at Wilson  
Medical Center. The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Bill Taylor at 2 p.m.  
Thursday at Shingleton Funeral Home, 2407 W. Nash St. Burial will follow in  
Evergreen Memorial Gardens.
  Lamm was a former employee of M&W Grocery and Super Duper.
  Surviving are his wife, Grace Taylor Lamm; two daughters, Rebecca Lucas Elmore  
of Lucama and Judy Lucas Thorne of Wilson; three sons, James E. Lamm Jr. and Ted  
Wayne Lucas, both of Wilson, and Donihue Lucas of Washington; one sister, Elsie  
Poythress of Wilson; two brothers, Robert Lamm and Bruce Lamm, both of Wilson;  
nine grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
  The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7-9 tonight and at  
other times at the home.

John D. Bunn
  John D. Bunn, 78, of 8510 Bunn Road, Sims, died Tuesday at his home. The  
funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Rick McDuffie, the Rev. Denver Blevins and  
the Rev. Branson Sheets at 11 a.m. Thursday at Coley Funeral Home, Kenly. Burial  
will follow in Oak Grove Church Cemetery.
  Surviving are his wife, Gracie Bailey Bunn; a daughter, Gail Bunn Lee of Sims;  
a son, John Phillip Bunn of Middlesex; a sister, Esther Bunn Williams of Sims;  
and five grandchildren.
  The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7-9 tonight.

Dessamore Cooper
Dec. 14, 1918 Sept. 17, 2001
  Dessamore Cooper, 81, a resident of Guardian Care of Rocky Mount, died Monday.  
The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Ernest Battle at 1 p.m. Friday at  
Morning Star Baptist Church, Pinetops. Burial will follow in Rest Haven  
Cemetery.
  Surviving are seven daughters, Dorothy Richardson of Baltimore, Eva Pittman,  
Shirley Cooper, Carolyn Batts, Jeanette Chisel and Patricia Covington, all of  
Rocky Mount, and Gwendolyn Cooper of Sharpsburg; two sons, George Cooper of  
Rocky Mount and William Cooper of Elm City; 23 grandchildren; and 20 great-
grandchildren.
  The body may be viewed at Hamilton Funeral Chapel, 726 S. Tarboro St.,  
Thursday from 3-9 p.m. with the family receiving friends there from 7-8 p.m. and  
at other times at 620 Marlboro Place, Rocky Mount, where they will assemble one  
hour before the funeral.

Dora Ford
  Dora Ford, 85, a resident of Avante at Wilson, died Tuesday at Wilson Medical  
Center.
  Arrangements are incomplete and being handled by Hamilton Funeral Chapel, 726  
S. Tarboro St.

Percy O. Dickerson
  Percy Olivia Dickerson, 84, of 7151 U.S. 301 South, Lucama, died Tuesday at  
her residence.
  Arrangements are incomplete and being handled by Hamilton Funeral Chapel, 726  
S. Tarboro St.



September 20, 2001

Wayne Weeks
May 1, 1937 Sept. 16, 2001
  JUNEAU, Alaska - Wayne Weeks, 64, formerly of Wilson, N.C., died Sunday in  
Seattle. The funeral will be held at 5:30 p.m. Friday at Northern Light Church  
of Juneau. A private burial will be held on Saturday. A memorial service will be  
held in Wilson, N.C., at a later date.
  Surviving are his wife, Velma Capps Weeks of Raleigh, N.C.; a son, Eric Weeks  
of Portland, Ore.; two stepdaughters, Beverly Newsholme of Atlanta and Angie  
Harris of Durham, N.C.; a stepson, Kelley Sharp of Juneau; a sister, Betty  
Medearis of Elgin, Ill.;  a brother, Larry Weeks of Juneau; and five  
grandchildren.
  The family will receive friends at the church Friday from 4-5:30 p.m.
  Arrangements are being handled by Alaskan Memorial Park and Mortuary.

Samuel B. Mitchell
  NEPTUNE, N.J. - Samuel B. Mitchell, 83, a native of Wilson, N.C., died Monday  
at his home. The funeral will be held at 6 tonight at St. Thomas AME Zion  
Church, Tinton Falls. Burial will be in Rockfish Memorial Park Cemetery,  
Fayetteville, N.C.
  Surviving are his wife, Willie Pearl Mitchell; four stepchildren, Gloria Brown  
of Richmond, Va., Wilbert D. Malloy of Fayetteville, N.C., Cathy A. Williams of  
Germantown, Md., and Edward E. Malloy of New Jersey; a sister, Mary Magdaline  
Coley of Lucama, N.C.; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
  The body may be viewed at the church from 5-6 p.m. Masonic services will be  
held at 5:30 p.m.
  Arrangements are being handled by Jackson Funeral Home.

Clyda C. Newsome
Oct. 31, 1915 Sept. 17, 2001
  Clyda B. Coley Newsome, 85, a resident of Avante at Wilson, died Monday at  
Wilson Medical Center. The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Eddie B. Coley  
at 1 p.m. Saturday at St. James Holy Church, 100 N. Main St., Stantonsburg.  
Burial will follow in Hamilton Burial Garden.
  She was a member of St. James Holy Church where she was a member of the Mother  
Board, Sunday School, the choir, YPHA, the Wilson District Union and the Loyal  
Leisure Senior Citizen Club.
  Surviving are three daughters, Aronual Diggs of Wilson, Hazel Exum of  
Lawnside, N.J., and Elder Corine Breland of Brooklyn, N.Y.; five sons, Rudolph  
Newsome of Brooklyn, N.Y., the Rev. Bernard Newsome of Pikeville, J.D. Newsome  
of Wilson, Edwin Newsome of Hope Mills and Willie Newsome of Dudley; five  
sisters, Mary McCoy, Mamie Artis, Carrie Newsome, Maggie Diamond and Avis White,  
all of Wilson; four brothers, Jessie Artis of Coatesville, Pa., Henry Artis and  
Larry Artis, both of Goldsboro, and Eddie Artis of Fremont; 48 grandchildren,  
including Torey Newsome and Travis Newsome, both of Wilson, and Nay Newsome and  
Timothy Newsome, both of Fremont, whom she reared; and several great-
grandchildren.
  The body may be viewed at Hamilton Funeral Chapel, 726 S. Tarboro St., Friday  
from 3-5 p.m. The family will receive friends at the church from 7-8 p.m. and at  
other times at 2224 Imperial Ave., and will assemble there one hour before the  
funeral.

William H. Hannah
Jan. 1, 1940 Sept. 17, 2001
  William Henry Hannah, 61, of 415 Jefferson St. died Monday at Robert Wood-
Johnson University Hospital, New Brunswick, N.J. The funeral will be conducted  
by the Rev. Henry Gregory and Kimberly Hall at 11 a.m. Saturday at Hamilton  
Funeral Chapel, 726 S. Tarboro St. Burial will follow in Rest Haven Cemetery.
  Surviving are three sisters, Barbara Ann Ferrington, Mary Alice Eatmon and  
Lola Katherine Eatmon, all of Wilson; four brothers, James Eatmon of Plainfield,  
N.J., Allen Eatmon and Charles Eatmon, both of Wilson, and William Davis Hannah  
of Middlesex; and a foster brother, the Rev. Bobby Crooms of Wilson.
  The body may be viewed at the funeral home Friday from 3-9 p.m. The family  
will receive friends at 449 Jefferson St. and will assemble there one hour  
before the funeral.

Percy S. Dickerson
April 1, 1917 Sept. 18, 2001
  Percy Olivia Sutton Dickerson, 84, of 7151 U.S. 301 South, Lucama died Tuesday  
at her residence. The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Earl Wooten at noon  
Saturday at Mary Grove Church, 6258 Wiggins Mill Road, Lucama. Burial will  
follow in Hamilton Burial Garden.
  She was a member of Mary Grove Church and was retired from Parker’s Barbecue.
  Surviving are her husband, Albert Lee Dickerson; one son, Leonard Earl Howell  
Sr. of Wilson; two sisters, Gertrude King of Lucama and Louise Sutton of Wilson;  
two grandchildren, including Leonard Earl Howell of the home; several nieces,  
including Elvalia Jackson of Greensboro, Ruth Dave and Arlethia Scipio, both of  
New Jersey, whom she reared; and several nephews, including William Harvey  
Sutton of Washington, D.C., whom she reared.
  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 the residence where they will assemble one hour before the  
funeral.

Douglas Peoples
  Douglas Peoples, 77, of 1811-B Butterfield Lane died Wednesday at his  
residence.
  Arrangements are incomplete and being handled by Hamilton Funeral Chapel, 726  
S. Tarboro St.


September 21, 2001

Minnie Whitley
  The funeral for Minnie Whitley, 86, of Owings Mills, Md. will be held at 2  
p.m. Saturday at Love Deliverance Church, Selma. Burial will follow in Middlesex  
Cemetery.
  Her survivors include one son, Roosevelt Thompson.
  The family will receive friends at the home of her niece, Carolyn Mitchell,  
N.C. 222, Middlesex.
  Arrangements are being handled by McKinnie Funeral Home, Selma.

Peter D. Allen
April 22, 1960 Sept. 20, 2001
  Peter Derek Allen, 41, of 505 Albert Ave. died Thursday at his residence. A  
graveside service will be conducted by the Rev. Wayne King, the Rev. D. Wayne  
Eakes and the Rev. Mike Coggin at 2 p.m. Saturday at Maplewood Cemetery.
  Allen was employed as director of utilities for the town of Sharpsburg.
  Surviving are his wife, Joni Owens Allen; two sisters, Debbie Allen of  
Hopewell, Va., and Dale Joyner of Castalia; and two brothers, Ray Cutchins of  
Chesterfield, Va., and Donnie Allen of Orlando, Fla.
  The family will receive friends at Thomas-Yelverton Funeral Service, 2704 W.  
Nash St., from 7-8:30 tonight and at other times at the home.

Dora B. Ford
Feb. 11, 1916 Sept. 18, 2001
  Dora Baker Ford, 85, of 807 Manchester St. died Tuesday at Wilson Medical  
Center. The funeral will be conducted by Elder Dameion Royal at 1 p.m. Sunday at  
St. Rose Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ). Burial will follow in Rest  
Haven Cemetery.
  She was retired from James I. Miller Tobacco Co. She was a member of St. Rose  
Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ), Cedars of Lebanon Tent No. 291 and a  
royal degree member of the United Order of Tents of the JRG & JU Southern  
District No. 1.
  Surviving are one daughter, Helen J. Hundley of Philadelphia; one adopted  
daughter, Beatrice Bynum of the home; three sons, Thomas Ford Jr. of New Haven,  
Conn., Randolph Ford of the home and Robert L. Ford of Ansonia, Conn.; 10  
grandchildren, including Earl T. Bynum, her caregiver; 19 great-grandchildren  
and two great-grandchildren.
  The body may be viewed at Hamilton Funeral Chapel, 726 S. Tarboro St.,  
Saturday 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.

Douglas B. Peoples
May 23, 1924 Sept. 19, 2001
  Douglas Buck Peoples, 77, of 1811-B Butterfield Lane died Wednesday at his  
residence. The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. W.I. Bowden at 2 p.m.  
Sunday at Rountree Missionary Baptist Church, 2110 Martin Luther King Jr.  
Parkway. Burial will follow in Rest Haven Cemetery.
  Peoples was retired from P.L. Woodard Co.
  Surviving are four daughters, Mary Hilliard of Wilson, Doris Thuraman of   
Bridgeport, Conn., Fannie Peoples of Washington, D.C., and Patricia Sauls of  
Youngsville; four sons, James Douglas Peoples, David Lee Peoples and Ronnie  
Peoples, all of Wilson, and Randy Peoples of Spring Hope; 14 grandchildren; and  
five great-grandchildren.
  The body may be viewed at Hamilton Funeral Chapel, 726 S. Tarboro St.,  
Saturday from 3-9 p.m. The family will receive friends at 2304 Howard Jones  
Court, and will assemble there one hour before the funeral.

Jimmie L. Greene
  SPRING HOPE - Jimmy Leroy Greene, 64, of 4282 Macedonia Road died Thursday at  
Nash General Hospital. A graveside service will be conducted by the Rev. Roney  
Bunn, the Rev. Kenneth Phillips and the Rev. Lester Duncan at 11 a.m. Saturday  
in Free Union Baptist Church Cemetery.
  Greene was a member of Free Union Baptist Church.
  Surviving are three sons, Randy Greene of Chesterfield, Va., Jeffrey Greene of  
Nashville and Marcus Greene of Fountain; one sister, Faye Sherrod of Spring  
Hope; and four grandchildren.
  The family will receive friends at Spring Hope Funeral Home Friday from 7-9  
p.m. and at other times at the home of Dennis and Faye Sherrod, 34487 Macedonia  
Road.

Emma M. McMillian
  Emma Jane McCoy McMillian, 96, of Farrior Avenue died Thursday at Howard  
University Hospital, Washington, D.C.
  Arrangements are incomplete and being handled by Hamilton Funeral Chapel, 726  
S. Tarboro St.

Maggie Williams
  Maggie Williams, 82, of 404 Central Ave., Black Creek died Thursday at Wilson  
Medical Center.
  Arrangements are incomplete and being handled by Hamilton Funeral Chapel, 726  
S. Tarboro St.

Martha O’Neal
  Martha O’Neal, 74, of 4859 Sawdust Road died Thursday at Wilson Medical  
Center.
  Arrangements are incomplete and being handled by Hamilton Funeral Chapel, 726  
S. Tarboro St.

Grace L. Smith
  LUCAMA - Grace Love Smith, 63, of 6006 St. Mary’s Church Road died Thursday.
  Arrangements are incomplete and being handled by Coley Funeral Home, Kenly.


September 22, 2001

Maggie Williams
  BLACK CREEK - Maggie Rosetta Esther Williams, 82, of 404 Central Ave. died  
Thursday at Wilson Medical Center. The funeral will be conducted by Elder Donald  
Lofton at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Hamilton Funeral Chapel, 726 Tarboro St. Burial  
will follow in Rest Haven Cemetery.
  She was a member of the Flat Rock Church of Christ in Sims where she served as  
an usher.
  Surviving are one brother, Moses Williams of Wilson; and one sister, Pauline  
Jones of Wilson.
  The body may be viewed at the Hamilton Funeral Chapel today from 3 to 9 p.m.  
The family will receive friends at the residence where they will assemble one  
hour prior to the service in preparation for the funeral procession.

Grace Love Smith
  LUCAMA - Grace Love Smith, 63, of 6006 St. Mary’s Church Road died Thursday at  
Wilson Medical Center. The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Sefton  
Strickland at 3 p.m. Sunday at Springhill Presbyterian Church. Burial will  
follow in Evergreen Memorial Gardens.
  Surviving are a daughter, Pam Goracke of Apex; a son, Neal Smith of Pittsboro;  
two sisters, Faye Mumford and Ann Moore, both of Lucama; a brother, the Rev.  
Charles Love of Teachey; and two grandchildren.
  The family will receive friends at Coley Funeral Home in Kenly from 7 to 9  
p.m. today and other times at the home.


September 24, 2001

Martha M. O’Neal
May 25, 1927 Sept. 20, 2001
  Martha Mae O’Neal, 74, of 4859 Sawdust Road died Thursday at Wilson Medical  
Center. The funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Bethel AME Church, N.C.  
96, Johnston County. Burial will follow in Hamilton Burial Garden, Wilson.
  She was a member of Bethel AME Church.
  Surviving are one daughter, Dansavine Louise O1Neal of Riley Hill; four sons,  
James Howard O’Neal and William Atlas O1Neal, both of Raleigh, Arthur Junior  
O1Neal of Wilson and Timothy Wayne O1Neal of Princeton; one sister, Mary Mozelle  
Wiggins of Zebulon; one brother, Fred Junior O1Neal of Riley Hill; 15  
grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
  The body may be viewed at Hamilton Funeral Chapel, 726 S. Tarboro St., Tuesday  
from 3-9 p.m. The family will receive friends at the residence and will assemble  
there one hour before the funeral.

Anna J. Williford
  Anna Lee Jones Williford, 86, died Friday at Avante at Wilson. A graveside  
service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Evergreen Memorial Gardens.
  Surviving are three daughters, Ruth Ellis of Wilson, Shirley Ellis of Rocky  
Mount and Peggie Faircloth of Stedman; two sons, Pete Williford of Wilson and  
Frankie Williford of Little Rock, Ark.; one sister, Ben Ora Smith; three  
grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
  The family will receive friends at Thomas-Yelverton Funeral Service, 2704 W.  
Nash St. from 7-8:30 tonight and at other times at 2513 Shreve St.

Corine R. Oden
  Corine R. Oden, 97, died Friday at Brian Center. A graveside service was  
conducted by the Rev. Jerry Butt at 11 a.m. today in Montlawn Memorial Park,  
Raleigh.
  Surviving are several nieces and nephews.
  Arrangements are being handled by Montlawn Funeral Home, Raleigh.

Gaston C. Johnson
Dec. 31, 1941 Sept. 22, 2001
  Gaston Colby Johnson, 59, died Saturday. A memorial service will be conducted  
by the Rev. Graham Lewis at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Joyner1s Funeral Home, 4100 U.S.  
264 West.
  Surviving are his wife, Cynthia H. Johnson; five daughters, Kimberly Hagen of  
Stantonsburg, Gail Thornton and Myra Sullivan, both of Mount Olive, Kaye Howell  
and Vickie Weaver, both of Princeton; his mother, Margaret Gaylor Johnson of La  
Grange; one sister, Oletta Shiley of La Grange; and one brother, Cordell Johnson  
of Kenansville; five grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
  The family will receive friends following the memorial service and at other  
times at 5526 Central Road.

Linda D. Thigpen
  Linda Diane Thigpen, 40, died Sunday.
  Arrangements are incomplete and being handled by Joyner1s Funeral Home, 4100  
U.S. 264 West.

Jimmy Barnes
  Jimmy Barnes, 53, of 1511 Sauls St. died Sunday at Pitt County Memorial  
Hospital, Greenville.
  Arrangements are incomplete and being handled by King & Darden Funeral Home,  
325 E. Nash St.

Beatrice Burns
  Beatrice Burns, 89 died Saturday at Brian Center.
  Arrangements are incomplete and being handled by Edwards Funeral Home, 805 E.  
Nash St.


September 25, 2001

David E. Smith Sr.
Sept. 18, 1923 Sept. 23, 2001
  FARMVILLE - David Emerson Smith Sr., 78, of 603 E. Wilson St. died Sunday at  
his home. A memorial service will be conducted by the Rev. Rocky Stone at 11  
a.m. Wednesday at Farmville Presbyterian Church.
  Smith was a member of Farmville Presbyterian Church and was a veteran of World  
War II. He was a 32nd degree mason with Farmville Masonic Lodge No. 517 and  
served as past master.
  Surviving are his wife, Nell Whitehurst Smith; one daughter, Leslie Smith  
Presson of Clayton; and one son, David Emerson Smith Jr. of Raleigh.
  The family will receive friends immediately following the memorial service.

Linda D. Thigpen
Aug. 27, 1961 Sept. 23, 2001
  Linda Diane Thigpen, 40, died Sunday. The funeral will be conducted by the  
Rev. Wayne Whitley at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday at Joyner’s Funeral Home, 4100 U.S.  
264 West. Burial will follow in Evergreen Memorial Gardens.
  Surviving are one son, James Robert “J.R.” Thigpen of Wilson; and her mother,  
Drexel Baker Thigpen of Wilson.
  The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7-9 tonight and at  
other times at 5745 Holdens Cross Road.

Emma M. McMillian
March 16, 1905 Sept. 20, 2001
  Emma Jane McCoy McMillian, 96, of 1902 Farrior Ave. died Thursday at Howard  
University Hospital, Washington, D.C. The funeral will be conducted by Elder  
William E. Bowser at 2 p.m. Thursday at Wilson Chapel Free Will Baptist Church,  
513 E. Barnes St. Burial will follow in Rest Haven Cemetery.
  She was a retired educator in the following school systems: Wake County, Nash  
County, including serving as principal at Strickland School, Stanhope and Wilson  
County, including Springfield High School, from which she retired. She was a  
member of Wilson Chapel Church where she taught Sunday School.
  Surviving are three daughters, Lorine Sanders of Brooklyn, N.Y., Maxine  
McMillian Thomas and Nakisha McMillian, both of Washington, D.C.; one son,  
Michael McMillian of Washington, D.C.; 57 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren;  
and 20 great-great-grandchildren; her caregiver, Francine Atkinson of Wilson;  
several foster children, including Reginald Wilson and Dianna Pearce.
  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.

Enoch D. Dickens Jr.
  Enoch Dana Dickens Jr., 83, died Sunday at Pitt County Memorial Hospital,  
Greenville. The funeral will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday at the chapel of  
Taylor-Edwards Funeral Home, Snow Hill. Burial will follow in Stantonsburg  
Cemetery.
  Dickens was a retired pork production manager with J&H Milling Co. of  
Walstonburg. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran of World War II.
  Surviving are his wife, Mary Louise Edwards Dickens; a daughter, Mary Lou  
Dickens Johnson of Chesapeake, Va.; a son, E. Dana Dickens III of Suffolk, Va.;  
and a sister, Alice D. Dickens of Black Mountain.
  The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6:30-8:30 tonight and  
at other times at 7487 N.C. 58, Stantonsburg.

Inez W. Myers
  PINE LEVEL - Inez Webb Myers, 89, died Sunday. The funeral will be held at 2  
p.m. Wednesday at the chapel of Parrish Funeral Home, Selma. Burial will follow  
in the Crocker Cemetery.
  Surviving are two sons, including Bill Myers of Wilson; one sister; four  
grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren,
  The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7-9 tonight.

Evelyn J. Ford
  BILOXI, Miss. - Evelyn Jones Ford, 63, died Monday. The funeral will be held  
at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Riemann Memorial Funeral Home. Burial will follow in  
Biloxi National Cemetery.
  Surviving are her husband; two sons, including Mark L. Edwards of Wilson; two  
sisters; three brothers; and five grandchildren.
  The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6-8 tonight.

Jimmy E. Barnes
  Jimmy Earl Barnes, 53, of 1511 Sauls St. died Sunday at Pitt County Memorial  
Hospital, Greenville. The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Richard Mercer  
at noon Thursday at Piney Grove Missionary Baptist Church, N.C. 222 East,  
Saratoga. Burial will follow in Rest Haven Cemetery, Wilson.
  Surviving are his mother, Annie L. Barnes of Stantonsburg; four sisters, Annie  
E. Barnes and Dorothy Page, both of Wilson, Thelma Stokes of Paterson, N.J., and  
Janice Speight of Mount Vernon, N.Y.; and three brothers, Leroy Barnes Jr. and  
Otis Barnes, both of Wilson, and Albert Barnes of Baltimore.
  The body may be viewed at King & Darden Funeral Home, 325 E. Nash St.,  
Wednesday 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.

Love B. Turnage
Sept. 4, 1919 Sept. 25, 2001
  Love Baker Turnage, 82, died today. The funeral will be conducted by the Rev.  
Benjamin Wayne Poythress at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Joyner’s Funeral Home, 4100 U.S.  
264 West. A graveside service will held 11 a.m. Thursday in Evergreen Memorial  
Gardens.
  Surviving are two daughters, Myrtle Turnage of the home and Barbara T.  
Williamson of Princeton; a son, Wesley Turnage of Wilson; two sisters, Blanche  
Bowen and Louise Short, both of Wilson; five grandchildren; and eight great-
grandchildren.
  The family will receive friends at the funeral home Wednesday following the  
service and at other times at 4773 Old Stantonsburg Road.

Lena Pittman
  KENLY - Lena Pittman, 81, of 264 Core Road died Monday at Johnston Memorial  
Hospital. The funeral will be conducted by Elder Rudy Jones at 3 p.m. Wednesday  
at Coley Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Pittman Family Cemetery.
  Surviving are a son, Donald “Doddie” Ray Pittman of Kenly; a sister, Rena  
Boyette of Kenly; a brother, Jack Pittman of Kenly; one grandson; and two great-
grandchildren.
  The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7-9 tonight.

Johnny Holmes
  Johnny Holmes, 83, of 2010 Longview Drive died today at his home.
  Arrangements are incomplete and being handled by Hamilton Funeral Chapel, 726  
S. Tarboro St.


September 26, 2001

Jennifer L. Knight
Feb. 3, 1984 Sept. 25, 2001
  FARMVILLE - Jennifer Lynn Knight, 17, of 3669 Friendship Church Road died  
Tuesday. A memorial service will be conducted by Don Joyner Friday at 6 p.m. at  
the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses near Farmville.
  She was a member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses and a student at  
Pitt Community College. She was a candy striper volunteer at Pitt County  
Memorial Hospital, Greenville.
  Surviving are her parents, Michael and Holly Knight of the home; one sister,  
Dawn Batts of Elm City; maternal grandparents, Bill and Margaret Garris of  
Stantonsburg, and Toey and Betty Powell of Goose Creek, S.C.; and paternal  
grandparents, Tom and Mary Knight of Aurora, Mo.
  The family will receive friends immediately following the memorial service.
  Arrangements are being handled by Farmville Funeral Home.

Beatrice M. Burns
July 12, 1907 Sept. 22, 2001
  Beatrice Maybelle Burns, 94, a resident of Brian Center, died Saturday. A  
memorial service will be conducted by Alfonzo Johnson at 2 p.m. Saturday at the  
Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 1423 Forest Hills Road.
  She was a member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses for 33 years.
  Surviving are two daughters, Ruby Lee Speight and Ruth Lee Wells, both of  
Kenly; two sisters, Irene Wilkerson and Elnora Gilyard, both of Wilson; 13  
grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; and 19 great-great-grandchildren.
  The family will assemble at the Kingdom Hall at 1:45 p.m. for the memorial  
service.
  Arrangements are being handled by Edwards Funeral Home, 805 E. Nash St.

Wayne Weeks
  Wayne Weeks, formerly of Wilson, died Sept. 16 in Seattle. A memorial service  
will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at Forest Hills Baptist Church, 1407 Forest Hills  
Road.

Earline V. Daniels
  Earline V. Daniels, 76, of Goldsboro died Saturday at Wilson Medical Center.  
The funeral will be held Saturday in Oakland, Calif.
  Surviving are two daughters, including Paula McMillian of Wilson; one sister;  
and one granddaughter.
  Arrangements are being handled by Howell Funeral Home & Crematory, Goldsboro.

Vernell M. Matthews
  Vernell McClain Matthews, 55, of 1000 Belmont Ave. died Monday. The funeral  
will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Greater Century Baptist Church, 1503 Black  
Creek Road. Burial will follow in Hamilton Burial Garden.
  Surviving are her husband, George Matthews; seven daughters, Regina McClain of  
Nashville, Connie McClain Mitchell, Laverne McClain, Sherbie McClain, Sonya  
McClain, Demetria McClain and Iris McClain, all of Wilson; four sons, Benjamin  
McClain of Raleigh, Anthony McClain, Leon McClain and Dewayne McClain, all of  
Wilson; her father, William Taylor of Baltimore; two sisters, Minnie Lucas and  
Mary Mercer, both of Wilson; three brothers, James Allen Mercer of Wilson, Pate  
Mercer and Willie Alston, both of Bailey; and 14 grandchildren.
  The body may be viewed today from 3-8 p.m. at Taylor-Edwards Funeral Home, 516  
Poplar St., Spring Hope.

Bruce R. Young Sr.
Sept. 11, 1948 Sept. 26, 2001
  Bruce Randy Young Sr. of 1606 Highland Drive died Wednesday at his residence.  
A memorial service will be conducted by the Rev. Doug Murray at 2 p.m. Friday at  
First Baptist Church.
  Young was a member of First Baptist Church.
  Surviving are his wife, Mary Hope Baker Young; one son, Bruce Randall Young  
Jr. of Long Beach, S.C.; one stepson, Tim Baker of Atlanta; his mother, Helen  
Hall Young of Tarboro; one sister, Lindsey Poston of California; and one  
granddaughter.
  The family will receive friends at the home from 7-8:30 tonight and following  
the service in the church parlor.
  Arrangements are being handled by Thomas-Yelverton Funeral Service, 2704 W.  
Nash St.

Linda C. Brann
  SNOW HILL - Linda Corbett Brann, 49, died Tuesday at her home. The funeral  
will be conducted by the Rev. Carolyn Cummings-Woriax and the Rev. Edward  
Thornton at 2 p.m. Friday in the chapel of Taylor-Edwards Funeral Home. Burial  
will follow in Snow Hill Cemetery.
  She was a member of Jerusalem United Methodist Church where she was a member  
of the choir, former Sunday School teacher, past church secretary and member of  
the Ladies Auxiliary. She was employed with GSH/Parker Tech Seal Corporation  
with 28 years of service.
  Surviving are a daughter, Melissa Vaughan Hicks of Snow Hill; her mother, Mary  
Frances B. Corbett of Snow Hill; and two sisters, Teresa C. Burress and Martha  
C. Hill, both of Snow Hill.
  The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7-9 tonight and at  
other times at the residence, 4008 N.C. 13.

Cutler L. Sauls
  Elder Cutler Lee Sauls, 88, of Raleigh, formerly of Wilson, died Wednesday at  
Raleigh Community Hospital.
  Arrangements are incomplete and being handled by Hamilton Funeral Chapel, 726  
S. Tarboro St.

William D. Gladson
  William Douglas Gladson, 84, died today.
  Arrangements are incomplete and being handled by Joyner’s Funeral Home, 4100  
U.S. 264 West.

Mattie E. Bissette
  Mattie E. Bissette, 85, of 106 Dewey St. died Wednesday at Wilson Medical  
Center.
  Arrangements are incomplete and being handled by Shingleton Funeral Home, 2407  
W. Nash St.


September 28, 2001

Joe Dunn
Aug. 27, 1936 Sept. 19, 2001
  Joe “Nab” Dunn, 65, died Wednesday at his home. A graveside service will be  
held at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Vernon C. Batchelor Farm Cemetery, N.C. 58, in  
the Sandy Cross Community south of Nashville.
  Surviving are three sisters, including Rosa Horne of Sharpsburg and Elmarie  
Moody of Wilson; and one brother, Elijah Dunn of Wilson.
  Arrangements are being handled by Bowling Funeral Home & Crematory, Rocky  
Mount.

William D. Gladson
July 21, 1917 Sept. 27, 2001
  William Douglas Gladson, 84, died Thursday. The funeral will be conducted by  
the Rev. DeWayne Eakes at 11 a.m. Saturday at Joyner’s Funeral Home, 4100 U.S.  
264 West. Burial will follow in Evergreen Memorial Gardens.
  Surviving are his wife, Edna Bass Gladson; one daughter, Ann Eatman of Wilson;  
one son, Billy Gladson of Rock Ridge; one sister, Blanche Causey of Greenville;  
and one granddaughter.
  The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7-9 tonight and at  
other times at 704 S. Little Rock Church Road, Lucama.

Walter Ragan
Jan. 19, 1923 Sept. 25, 2001
  WILMINGTON - Walter Ragan, formerly of Wilson, died Tuesday at New Hanover  
Regional Medical Center. The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Chris Hall at  
11 a.m. Saturday at Andrews Mortuary Valley Chapel. Burial will follow in Sea  
Lawn Memorial Park.
  Surviving are his two daughters, Linda Russell and Janice Mullen, both of  
Wilmington; one son, Curtis Ragan of Wilson; two brothers, Austin Ragan and Mack  
Ragan, Nashville, Tenn.; eight grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
  The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7-8 tonight.

Mattie E. Bissette
Oct. 18, 1915 Sept. 26, 2001
  Mattie Elizabeth Bissette, 85, of 106 Dewey St. died Wednesday at Wilson  
Medical Center. The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Ray Barnhill at 11  
a.m. Saturday at Shingleton Funeral Home, 2407 W. Nash St. Burial will follow in  
Bailey Cemetery.
  Surviving are three sons, Leonard Glover of Nashville, Tenn., Earl Glover and  
Kenneth Glover, both of Wilson; seven grandchildren; and five great-
grandchildren.
  The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7-9 tonight.

Cutler L. Sauls
Dec. 6, 1913 Sept. 26, 2001
  Elder Cutler Lee Sauls, 88, of Raleigh, formerly of Wilson, died Wednesday at  
Raleigh Community Hospital. The funeral will be conducted by Paul Bunch at 2  
p.m. Sunday at St. Paul Church of Christ, 4133 Frank Price Church Road. Burial  
will follow in Hamilton Burial Garden.
  Elder Sauls was a member of the Primitive Baptist Association, a former  
moderator, current assistant moderator of the Contentnea Primitive Baptist  
Association, current pastor of Shady Grove Primitive Baptist Church of Fremont  
and Sims Chapel Primitive Baptist Church of Selma.
  Surviving are five daughters, Shirley Bowden of Raleigh, Annette Richburg and  
Cathy Sauls, both of Raleigh, Ermalene Joyner and Hazel Spells, both of  Wilson;  
four sons, Johnnie Lee Sauls Sr. of Wilson , Gene Sauls of Snow Hill, Carl Sauls  
and Sherwood Sauls, both of Wilson; one brothers, Leon Sauls of Baltimore; 31  
grandchildren; and 52 great-grandchildren
  The body may be viewed at Hamilton Funeral Chapel, 726 S. Tarboro St.,  
Saturday from 3-9 p.m. with the family receiving friends there from 7-8 p.m. and  
at other times at 411 Bragg St. where they will assemble one hour before the  
funeral.

Johnny Holmes
Aug. 18, 1919 Sept. 25, 2001
  Johnny Holmes, 82, of 2010 Longview Drive died Tuesday at his residence. The  
funeral will be conducted by the Rev. George Atkinson at 2 p.m. Saturday at St.  
Rose Church of  Christ (Disciples of Christ), 605 S. Douglas St. Burial will  
follow in Rest Haven Cemetery.
  Holmes was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He was retired from Hackney  
Brothers Body Co. and was a member of Greater Century Baptist Church and Mount  
Hebron Masonic Lodge No. 42.
  Surviving are his wife, Delores James Holmes; three daughters, Devora Holmes  
Cobb of Rocky Mount, Peggy Holmes Kelly of Silver Spring, Md., and RevŽ Swinson  
of Greenville; two sons, Johnny Desmond Holmes Jr. of Waldorf, Md., and Harold  
Bynum of Upper Marlboro, Md.; two sisters, Ida Greene and Sarah H. Wragg, both  
of Georgetown, S.C.; 14 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.
  The body may be viewed at Hamilton Funeral Chapel, 726 S. Tarboro St., today  
from 3-9 p.m. The family will receive friends at the residence and will assemble  
there one hour before the funeral.


September 29, 2001

Jean S. Bryant
  STANTONSBURG - Jean S. Bryant, 66, died Wednesday at Wellington Nursing Center  
in Knightdale. The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at St. James Disciples  
of Christ, Wilson. Burial will follow in Greenlawn Cemetery, Princeville.
  Surviving are one son, Kenneth Bryant of Columbia, N.C.; her mother, Dorothy  
Bullock of Stantonsburg; two brothers, Donald Swain of Knightdale and Ronald  
Swain of Stantonsburg; two sisters, Barbara Swain of Wilson and Peggy Brown of  
Stantonsburg.
  The body may be viewed at the church Saturday from 6-8 p.m. with the family  
receiving friends there from 7-8 p.m. and at other times at 208 S. Travis St.,  
Stantonsburg.

Daisy Barnes
Dec. 23, 1915   Sept. 27, 2001
  NASHVILLE - Daisy Barnes, 85, died Thursday. The funeral will be conducted by  
the Rev. Tommy Bryant, the Rev. Mark Pullen and the Rev. Frank Hay at 4 p.m.  
Sunday at Wheeler and Woodlief Funeral Home, 1130 N. Winstead Ave., Rocky Mount.
  Surviving are three sisters, Edna V. Cobb of Wilson, Eva V. James of Ohio and  
Bertha V. Hay of Rocky Mount; 20 nieces and nephews; 34 great-nieces and  
nephews; and 20 great-great-nieces and nephews.
  The family will receive friends from 7-8:30 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home  
and other times at the home on Rose Loop Road.


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