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February 1, 2001

Harry W. Creech
Jan. 9, 1951 Jan. 30, 2001
  WILSON’S MILLS -- Harry W. Creech, 50, died Tuesday. The funeral will be held  
at 2 p.m. Friday at Parrish Funeral Home Chapel, Selma. Burial will follow in  
Selma Memorial Gardens.
  Surviving are his wife; one daughter; two sons; two sisters; two brothers; and  
three stepsisters, including Ava Newsome and Judy Bass, both of Kenly.
  The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7-9 tonight.

Lois B. Jones
Aug. 1, 1929 Jan. 31, 2001
  SELMA -- Lois Boykin Jones, 71, died Wednesday. The funeral will be conducted  
by the Rev. Perry Jordan and the Rev. Chris Bryden at 11 a.m. Friday at Parrish  
Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Selma Memorial Gardens.
  Surviving are her husband; two sons, including Gerald Jones of Kenly; a  
brother, Marvin Boykin of Wilson; and two grandchildren.
  The family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the  
funeral.

Sonya Revis
Sept. 14, 1960 Jan. 28, 2001
  Sonya Revis, 40, of 2525 Downing St. died Sunday at Wilson Medical Center. The  
funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Sellers Jenkins at 2 p.m. Friday at St.  
Rose Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ), 605 S. Douglas St. Burial will  
follow in Rest Haven Cemetery.
  She was a kindergarten teacher at Margaret Hearne School.
  Surviving are one daughter, Temeka Rountree Best of Wilson; her mother, Norma  
Revis of Elm City; two sisters, Bridgette Revis of Elm City and Deborah Revis  
Wallace of Fayetteville; four brothers, Nathaniel Revis and Theodore Revis, both  
of Rocky Mount, James Revis and Gerald Revis, both of Elm City; and one  
grandson.
  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 406 Lynnhaven Drive, Elm City where they will assemble one hour before  
the funeral.

James R. Jones Jr.
Jan. 2, 1917 Jan. 30, 2001
  James Robert Jones Jr., 84, of 122 N. Pender St. died Tuesday at Wilson  
Medical Center. The funeral will be conducted by Bishop M.W. Johnson at 2 p.m.  
Saturday at St. Rose Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ), 605 S. Douglas St.   
Burial will follow in Hamilton Burial Garden.
  Surviving are his wife, Beatrice E. Barrett Jones; one son, James Robert Jones  
III of Durham; one sister, Alice J. Logan of Durham; and two grandchildren.
  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.

Roman B. Brown
Jan. 10, 1939 Jan. 31, 2001
  PIKEVILLE -- Retired Master Sgt. Roman Buster Brown, 62, of 116 Crossbow Drive  
died Wednesday at Wayne Memorial Hospital, Goldsboro. The funeral will be  
conducted by the Rev. Gerald Massey and the Rev. Donnie Baker at 2 p.m. Friday  
at Howell Funeral Home & Crematory Chapel. Burial with full military honors will  
follow in Pikeville Cemetery.
  Surviving are his wife, Dorothy W. Brown; one daughter, Kim Howell of  
Pikeville; two sons, Davis Brown of Pikeville and Chris Brown of Goldsboro; his  
stepmother, Rachel Brown of Goldsboro; three sisters, Annette Deans of Eureka  
and Janice Bunn of Nahunta; and three grandchildren.
  The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7-8:30 tonight and at  
other times at the residence.

Richard M. Green
Sept. 18, 1910 Jan. 30, 2001
  Richard Marvin Green, 90, of 6810A Bridgersville Road, Elm City, died Tuesday  
at Johnston Memorial Hospital, Smithfield. A graveside service will be conducted  
by the Rev. Yates Webb and the Rev. Julius Whitley at 2 p.m. Friday in Evergreen  
Memorial Gardens.
  Surviving are three sons, Keith Green and Larry W. Green, both of Elm City and  
Sam Green of Stantonsburg; one brother, James Atlas Green of Elm City; four  
grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
  The family will receive friends at Shingleton Funeral Home, 2407 W. Nash St.  
from 7-8:30 tonight and at other times at 6459 Bridgersville Road.


February 2, 2001

De-Shaun A. McKinney
Jan. 25, 2001 Jan. 25, 2001
  De-Shaun Anthony McKinney, infant, of Fort Leavenworth, Kan., died Thursday at  
St. Luke Hospital, Kansas City, Mo. A graveside service will be conducted by the  
Rev. Robert Blackston at 2 p.m. Saturday in Rest Haven Cemetery.
  Surviving are his parents, Darrell Anthony and Petronia Yvette McKinney of  
Fort Leavenworth, Kan.; paternal grandparents, George and Jacqueline McKinney of  
Birmingham, Ala.; maternal grandmother, Evelyn Williams and maternal  
stepgrandfather, Cale Williams of Goldsboro; maternal grandfather, Johnny Butler  
of Goldsboro; and paternal great-grandparents, Clarence and Rosa Thomas of  
Birmingham, Ala.
  The family will receive friends at 904 Randolph St. and will assemble there  
one hour before the funeral.

Martha Ann N. Speight
  Martha Ann Newsome Speight, 82, of 1002 Lincoln St. died Tuesday at Brian  
Center The funeral will be conducted by Elder Annie Perry at 2 p.m. Sunday at   
L.N. Forbes Original Free Will Baptist Tabernacle, 1800 S.E. Lane St. Burial  
will follow in Rest Haven Cemetery.
  She was retired from the North Carolina Special Care Center.
  Surviving are two daughters, JoAnn S. Hagans and Evon Williams, both of  
Wilson; three sons, Eddie Daniels of Norfolk, Va., Larry Speight of Saratoga and  
Donald Speight of Wilson; five sisters, Mattie Wright of Wilson, Hattie Batts  
and Yvonne King, both of Goldsboro, Deloris Newsome of Newark, N.J. and Willie  
L. Artis of Augusta, Ga.; one brother, James W. Newsome of Kenly; 15  
grandchildren, including Ryan Kirk of the home whom she reared; and seven great-
grandchildren.
  The body may be viewed at King & Darden Funeral Home, 325 E. Nash St.,  
Saturday from 2-5:30 p.m. The family will receive friends at Davis Chapel  
Church, Lucama, from 7-8 p.m. and at other times at the home of her daughter,  
JoAnn Hagans, 2007 Longview Drive where they will assemble one hour before the  
funeral.

Douglas G. Anning Sr.
  Douglas Gary Anning Sr., 52, of 5913 W. Baker Road died Wednesday at Johnston  
Memorial Hospital, Smithfield. The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Greg  
Gurgone at 3 p.m. Saturday at Thomas-Yelverton Funeral Chapel, 2704 W. Nash St.  
Burial will follow in Maplewood Cemetery.
  Surviving are his wife, Vickie Anning; two sons, Douglas Gary Anning Jr. of  
Lucama and Clayton Mitchell Anning of the home; one stepdaughter, Christy M.  
Pearson of Wilson; his mother, Helen B. Langley and stepfather, Robert Langley  
of Wilson; three brothers, James H. Anning of Arizona, David M. Anning of  
Tarboro and Enos Langley of Wilson; and one grandchild.
  The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7-8:30 tonight and at  
other times at the home.

Arthur S. Clay
  Arthur S. Clay, 69, of 333 E. Nash St. died Thursday at Wilson Medical Center.
  Arrangements are incomplete and being handled by Hamilton Funeral Chapel, 726  
S. Tarboro St.

Geneva B. Baker
  Geneva Bynum Baker, 86, of 313 Forrest Road died Thursday at Wilson Medical  
Center.
  Arrangements are incomplete and being handled by Hamilton Funeral Chapel, 726  
S. Tarboro St.

Annie W. Castelloe
  AHOSKIE -- Annie Ward Castelloe, 90, died Wednesday at Ronaoke-Chowan Hospital.  
The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Roger Kiker and the Rev. David Phelps  
at 2 p.m. Saturday at Ross Baptist Church. Burial will follow in the church  
cemetery.
  Surviving are seven sisters, including Nora Ward Harris of Wilson.
  The family will receive friends at Walker Funeral Home, Windsor, from 7-9  
tonight.

Jesse Gardner
  Jesse Gardner, 44, died Thursday.
  Arrangements are incomplete and being handled by Joyner’s Funeral Home, 4100  
U.S. 264 West.

Mary G. Horne
  GOLDSBORO -- Mary Ginn Horne, 84, died Thursday at Kitty Askins Hospice Center.  
The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Willard Hardison, the Rev. Dock Hobbs  
and the Rev. Dolly Davis at 1 p.m. Saturday at Seymour Funeral Home chapel.  
Burial will follow in Evergreen Memorial Cemetery, Princeton.
  Surviving are two daughters, including Wilda Janice Sauls of Pikeville; two  
sons; 14 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-
grandchildren.
  The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7-9 tonight and at  
other times at the home of her daughter, Elda  Baker, 113 Brentwood Drive,  
Goldsboro.

Violet C. Tant
Dec. 20, 1906 Feb. 1, 2001
  ZEBULON -- Violet Chamblee Tant, 94, died Thursday at Guardian Care. The  
funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Mark Palmer at 2 p.m.  Saturday at Union  
Hope Baptist Church. Burial will follow in the Bryant Family Cemetery.
  Surviving are one daughter; one sister, Inza Mae Driver of Middlesex; six  
grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
  The family will receive friends at Family Funeral Care from 7-9 tonight and at  
other times at the residence.

Jimmy J. Bynum
Sept. 6, 1921 Feb. 1, 2001
  Jimmy Joe Bynum, 79, of 2707 N.C. 222, Saratoga, died Thursday at Wilson  
Medical Center. A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday in Evergreen  
Memorial Gardens.
  Bynum was a veteran of World War II and was retired from Porritts & Spencer.
  Surviving are his wife, Joyce Webb Bynum; two sons, Jimmy Ray Bynum of  
Walthourville, Ga., and Joe Bynum of Callaway, Va.; one stepson, Randy Webb of  
Wilson; one sister, Pauline Conyers of Cocoa, Fla.; three grandchildren; two  
step-grandchildren; and three stepgreat-grandchildren.
  The family will receive friends at Shingleton Funeral Home, 2407 W. Nash St.,  
from 7-9 tonight and at other times at the home.


February 3, 2001

Jesse D. Gardner
Nov. 4, 1956             Feb. 1, 2001
  KENLY -- Jesse Daniel Gardner, 44, died Thursday.
  The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Ed Earp at 3:30 p.m. Sunday at  
Joyner’s Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Maplewood Cemetery.
  Survivors include his wife, Libby Carol Stallings Gardner; a daughter, Kerry  
Leigh Gardner of the home; a son, Bradford Lee Gardner of Bailey; a sister,  
Miriam Lynn Gardner Summerlin of Fountain; two brothers, Bryan "Peanut" Gardner  
of Macclesfield and Rodney Gardner of Wilson; and two grandchildren.
  Visitation is tonight from 7-9 at the funeral home, and at other times at 489  
Creech Church Road in Kenly.

Ronnell Joyner
  Ronnell Joyner, 26, of 1488 Nahunta Road, died Friday.
  Arrangements are incomplete and are by Edwards Funeral Home.

Ruby Powell
  Ruby Powell of 535 Douglas St. died Thursday at the Bayshore Community  
Hospital in Hazlet, N.J.
  Arrangements are incomplete at Hamilton Funeral Chapel of Wilson.

Glenn Evans Jr.
July 3, 1920             Feb. 2, 2001
  Glenn Evans Jr., 80, died Friday.
  He was a veteran of World War II.
  The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Ray Barnhill at 2 p.m. Sunday at  
Joyner’s Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Maplewood Cemetery.
  Survivors include his wife, Pearl Gifford Bean Evans; a stepdaughter, Yvonne  
Bean Weaver of Cary; a stepson, Donnie Fredrick Bean of Wilson; two sisters,  
Pauline Becker of Fairhaven, N.J., and Helen Joy of Hampton, Va.; and a brother,  
Ralph Evans of Farmville; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
  Visitation is from 7-9 p.m. tonight at the funeral home, and other times at  
2125 Cockran St.


February 5, 2001

Luther O. Whitley
  MICRO -- Luther Odell Whitley, 82, died Thursday. The funeral was conducted by  
the Rev. Tim Stevens at 2 p.m. Sunday at Micro Missionary Baptist Church. Burial  
followed in Micro Memorial gardens.
  Whitley was a member of Micro Missionary Baptist Church, where he had served  
as a deacon, Sunday School teacher and Sunday School superintendent. He was a  
former town commissioner for the town of Micro. He was a U.S. Army veteran of  
World War II.
  Surviving are his wife, Ruby Howes Whitley; three daughters, Angelia Stancil  
of Wilson, Janice Fitzgerald of Selma and Pama Kirby of Kenly; two sisters,  
Zilphia Batten of Smithfield and Irene Creech of Selma; and six grandchildren.
  Arrangements were handled by Parrish Funeral Home, Selma.

Arthur S. Clay
Oct. 22, 1931 Feb. 1, 2001
  Arthur Sindab Clay, 69, of 333 E. Nash St. died Thursday at Wilson Medical  
Center. The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Dameion Royal at 1 p.m. today  
at Hamilton Funeral Chapel, 726 S. Tarboro St. Burial will follow in Rest Haven  
Cemetery.
  Clay was a veteran of the U.S. Army and served in the Korean War. He was a  
retired employee of Tobacco Processors.
  Surviving are one sister, Beulah C. Purefoy of Baltimore, Md.; and his niece,  
Betty Dew of Wilson who was his caregiver.
  The family will assemble at 606 W. Walnut St. one hour before the funeral.

Lois H. Moretz
March 10, 1924 Feb. 2, 2001
  HICKORY -- Lois Hall Moretz, 76, died Friday at Frye Regional Medical Center.  
The funeral was conducted by the Rev. Jessie Rushing and the Rev. James A.  
Moretz at 3 p.m. Sunday at Mount Bethel United Methodist Church. Burial followed  
in the church cemetery.
  Surviving are her husband; a daughter, Wayburn M. Mills of Wilson; two sons;  
three sisters; one brother; seven grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
  Arrangements were handled by Bass-Smith Funeral Home.

Lavina R. Gower
Nov. 25, 1915 Feb. 4, 2001
  PRINCETON -- Lavina Rowe Gower, 85, died Sunday. The funeral will be conducted  
by the Rev. Barry Williamson at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Rains Crossroads Free Will  
Baptist Church. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
  Surviving are four daughters, including Grace Daughtry of Nahunta and Diane  
Creech of Kenly; four sons, including Elbert Gower of Kenly; two sisters,  
Geraldine Brown of Micro and Emma Howell of Pikeville; one brother, George Rowe  
of Kenly; 19 grandchildren; and 32 great-grandchildren.
  The family will receive friends at Parrish Funeral Home, Princeton from 7-9  
tonight.

Rubell Wilson
  Rubell Wilson, 72, of 12201 N.C. 581, Bailey died Saturday at Pitt County  
Memorial Hospital, Greenville.
  Arrangements are incomplete and being handled by Hamilton Funeral Chapel, 726  
S. Tarboro St.

Lucy B. Battle
  Lucy B. Battle, 94, of 709 E. Green St., a resident of Brian Center died  
Sunday at Wilson Medical Center.
  Arrangements are incomplete and being handled by King & Darden Funeral Home,  
325 E. Nash St.

Mary Winstead
  ZEBULON -- Mary Winstead, 86, of 307 Hinton St. died Sunday at Sunnybrook  
Health Care, Raleigh.
  Arrangements are incomplete and being handled by Shingleton Funeral Home, 2407  
W. Nash St.

Warren H. Lindsey
  Warren H. Lindsey, 80, of 5357 Lindsey Road, Elm City died Sunday at Wilson  
Medical Center.
  Arrangements are incomplete and being handled by Edwards Funeral Home, 805 E.  
Nash St.


February 6, 2001

Kevin R. Warren Jr.
  Kevin Richard Warren Jr., infant, died Friday at Wilson Medical Center. A  
graveside service was conducted by Bishop Joseph W. Mooring Sunday in  
Stantonsburg Cemetery.
  Surviving are his mother, Natasha Mooring; his father, Kevin Richard Warren  
Sr.; and grandparents, Joseph W. and Wanda Mooring, Calvin and Sue Warren and  
Carol Warren, all of Wilson.
  Arrangements were handled by Thomas-Yelverton Funeral Service, 2704 W. Nash  
St.

James Owens
  James Owens of 104 Chelsea Drive, Snow Hill, died Sunday at Lenoir Memorial  
Hospital, Kinston.
  Arrangements are incomplete and being handled by Hamilton Funeral Chapel, 726  
S. Tarboro St.

Mary W. Winstead
Sept. 14, 1914 Feb. 4, 2001
  Mary Wilson Winstead, 86, of 307 Hinton St., Zebulon, died Sunday at  
Sunnybrook Health Care. The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Elmer Mooring  
at 7 tonight at Shingleton Funeral Home Chapel, 2407 W. Nash St. Burial will be  
Wednesday at 11 a.m. in Evergreen Memorial Gardens.
  Surviving are several nieces and nephews.
  The family will receive friends at the funeral home following the service  
tonight.

Jasper Barnes Jr.
  Jasper Barnes Jr., 62, of 274 Nash Road, Farmville, died Monday at Pitt County  
Memorial Hospital, Greenville.
  Arrangements are incomplete and being handled by Hamilton Funeral Chapel, 726  
S. Tarboro St.

Osborn L. Horne Jr.
  Osborn Lee Horne Jr., 78, of 804 Gay St. died Jan. 22 at Wilson Medical  
Center. The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. A. Ray at 7 tonight at Edwards  
Funeral Home Chapel, 805 E. Nash St. A private burial will follow at a later  
date.
  Horne was a veteran of World War II.
  Surviving are three daughters, Katrina Artis of Durham, Janette Bronson and  
Janice Horne, both of Hampton, Va.; two sons, Luther Artis and William Henry  
Artis, both of Wilson; two sisters, Annie Barnes of Stantonsburg and Jessie Lee  
Odom of Portsmouth, Va.; two brothers, Wright Horne of Wilson and Wiley Lane of  
Fountain; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and three great-great-
grandchildren.
  The family will assemble at the funeral home at 6:45 tonight for the funeral.


February 7, 2001

Virginia L. Harrold
Jan. 15,  1916 Feb. 6, 2001
  Virginia Lee Harrold, 85, died Tuesday at her home. The funeral will be held  
at 11 a.m. Thursday in Rocky Mount Memorial Park.
  Surviving are two sons, Dr. James Harrold of Wilson and Dr. Blair Harrold of  
Rocky Mount; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
  The family will receive friends at the home of Dr. James Harrold, 1307 Kenan  
St.
  Arrangements are being handled by Bowling Funeral Home & Crematory, Rocky  
Mount.

Gail K. Hendrickson
  PINETOPS -- Gail L. Hendrickson, 70, died Tuesday. The funeral will be  
conducted by the Rev. John Melancon at 2 p.m. Thursday at Pinetops Baptist  
Church. Burial will follow in Pinetops Cemetery.
  Surviving are his wife, Irene Summerlin Hendrickson; three sons,  Billy  
Hendrickson and David Hendrickson, both of Pinetops, and Tommy Hendrickson of  
Raleigh; two sisters, Twila Smidt of Jetmore, Kan., and Lula Rumford of Dodge  
City, Kan.; and two grandchildren.
  The family will receive friends at Carlisle Funeral Home, Tarboro, from 7-9  
tonight and at other times at the home in Pinetops.

Billy R. Smith
  Billy Ray Smith, 66, of 6227 Vollis Sharpe Road, Lucama, died Thursday. A  
graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday in Hardee Cemetery,  
Greenville.
  Surviving are a daughter, Linda Estupinan of Lucama; a son, Bobby Ray Smith of  
Lucama; a brother, John Smith Jr. of Lucama; five grandchildren; and eight  
great-grandchildren.
  The family will receive friends at the home at all times.
  Arrangements are being handled by Rountree & Associates Funeral Home,  
Greenville.

Louise H. Parramore
Dec. 26, 1918 Feb. 6, 2001
  Louise Horne Parramore, 82, died Tuesday. The funeral will be conducted by the  
Rev. Ray Barnhill at 2 p.m. Thursday at Joyner’s Funeral Home, 4100 U.S. 264  
West. Burial will follow in Maplewood Cemetery.
  Surviving are her husband, Frank Curtis Parramore; a daughter, Sandra Webb  
Tomlinson of Wilson; a sister, Beulah Horne Holland of Clinton; a brother,  
Walter F. Horne III of Raleigh; one grandson; and two great-grandchildren.
  The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7-9 tonight.

Lucy B. Battle
  Lucy Bennett Battle, 94, of 709 E. Green St., a resident of Brian Center, died  
Sunday at Wilson Medical Center. The funeral will be conducted by Elder Robena  
Cox at 1 p.m. Thursday at King & Darden Funeral Home, 325 E. Nash St. Burial  
will follow in Rest Haven Cemetery.
  Surviving are several nieces and nephews.
  The body may be viewed at the funeral home today 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.

William R. Ballance
  FREMONT -- William Roscoe Ballance, 74, of 1273 Black Creek Road died Tuesday  
at his residence. A graveside service will be conducted by Elder Delbert  
Carraway and Elder Rudy Jones at 2:30 p.m. Thursday in Elmwood Cemetery.
  Ballance was a member of Upper Black Creek Primitive Baptist Church.
  Surviving are his daughter, Jenny Allen of Fremont; two sons, Ros Ballance and  
Tony Ballance, both of Fremont; two sisters, Sarah Ballance of Fremont and  
Carolyn Duke of Goldsboro; and five grandchildren.
  The family will receive friends at Shackleford Funeral Service, 102 N. Pine  
St., from 7-8:30 tonight and at other times at 1229 Black Creek Road.

James Owens Jr.
July 12, 1943 Feb. 1, 2001
  James "Doc" Owens Jr., 57, of 104 Chelsea Drive, Snow Hill, died Sunday at  
Lenoir Memorial Hospital, Kinston. The funeral will be conducted by the Rev.  
Vernon Bryant at 11 a.m. Thursday at Hamilton Funeral Chapel, 726 S. Tarboro St.  
Burial will follow in Rest Haven Cemetery.
  Owens was formerly employed with GNC Corporation of Wilson for 18 years. He  
was employed for the last five years with GSH of Snow Hill.
  Surviving are his wife, Frances Patterson Owens; two daughters, Stephanie L.  
Owens of Louisville, Ky., and Veleda R. Owens of Shelbyville, Ky.; two sons,  
Michael J. Owens of Tarboro and Keith D. Owens of  Shelbyville, Ky.; one sister,  
Sarah Furman Mitchell of Frankfort, Ky.; two foster brothers, the Rev. Nathaniel  
Poole Sr. of Middlesex and Robert Williams; and three grandchildren.
  The body may be viewed at the funeral home today from 3-9 p.m. The family will  
receive at the residence and will assemble there one hour before the funeral.

Rubell A. Wilson
March 25, 1928 Feb. 3, 2001
  Rubell Aytch Wilson, 72, of 12201 Oak Ave., Bailey, died Saturday at Pitt  
County Memorial Hospital, Greenville. The funeral will be conducted by the Rev.  
Dorothy Lucas at 2 p.m. Friday at Atkins Memorial Tabernacle, 6740 Rock Ridge  
Road, Sims.
  She was a member of Mitchell Chapel Holiness Church where she was a member of  
the Usher Board and the Mother Board.
  Surviving are her husband, Wiley "J.B." Wilson; three daughters Linda Faye  
Wrencher of Edgewood, Md., Carolyn Wilson Crumel of the home and Mary Ann  
Millner of Columbus, Ga.; two sons, Jimmy Lee Wilson of Kempner, Texas, and  
Wiley Wilson Jr. of Edgewood, Md.; three sisters, Arlene Aytch and Shirley D.  
Jones, both of Bronx, N.Y., and Connie Holmes of Thomasville; 12 grandchildren;  
and eight 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 the residence where they will assemble one hour before the  
funeral.

Virginia B. Farr
  SPRING HOPE -- Virginia Burnette Farr, 79, a resident of Guardian Care of Rocky  
Mount, died Tuesday at Nash General Hospital, Rocky Mount. The funeral will be  
conducted by the Rev. Gregg Anderson at 2 p.m. Thursday at Spring Hope Funeral  
Home. Burial will follow in Oakdale Cemetery.
  She was a member of First Baptist Church of Spring Hope.
  Surviving are two daughters, Faye C. Cone of Middlesex and Ann C. Whitley of  
Rocky Mount; one son, Michael R. Cone of Spring Hope; one sister, Pansy B.  
Creech of Raleigh; two brothers, Harvey Burnette of Spring Hope and James D.  
Burnette of Bailey; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
  The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7-9 tonight and at  
other times at the home of Faye Cone, 10085 N.C. 97 West, Middlesex.

Thomas E. Wadkins
  Thomas Ell Wadkins, 58, of 5923 Hornes Church Road died Monday at Wilson  
Medical Center. A memorial service will be conducted by the Rev. Eric Vernelson  
at 7 p.m. Friday at Living Faith Church, 3338 Corbett Ave.
  Wadkins was a veteran of the U.S. Army.
  Surviving are two daughters, Joann Wadkins of San Diego, Calif., and Cynthia  
Whalen of Wilson; two sons, Thomas Wadkins of Wilson and Brian Wadkins of Corpus  
Christi, Texas; his mother, Hazel Wadkins of Wilson; a sister, Betty Killian of  
Holland, Mich.; a brother, Billy Wadkins of Blythville, Ariz.; and several  
grandchildren.
  Arrangements are being handled by Cremation Society of the Carolinas, Raleigh.

Warren H. Lindsey
Dec. 31, 1920 Feb. 4, 2001
  Warren Harding Lindsey, 80, of 5357 Lindsey Road died Sunday at Wilson Medical  
Center. The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Elijah Harris at 1:30 p.m.  
Friday at William Chapel Missionary Baptist Church, William Chapel Road, Elm  
City. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
  Lindsey was a veteran of World War II and worked as an auto body repairman at  
Lee Motor Company for many years.
  Surviving are his wife, Lillie R. Chisel Lindsey; three daughters, Ethel L.  
Barnes of Silver Spring, Md., Jacqueline Lindsey of Burlington and Cynthia  
Lindsey of Lincoln, Del.; two sisters, Eva L. Henry of Raleigh and Daisy L.  
Shipman of Youngstown, Ohio; two grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
  The body may be viewed at Edwards Funeral Home, 805 E. Nash St. Thursday from  
2-8 p.m. and at the church one hour prior to the funeral. The family will  
receive friends at the residence and will assemble there one hour before the  
funeral.


February 8, 2001

Ruby Lee S. McKnight
Oct. 16, 1928 Feb. 3, 2001
  CHARLESTON, S.C. -- Ruby Lee Scott Weatherly McKnight, a native of Wilson  
County, N.C., died Saturday. The funeral was held Wednesday at Second  
Presbyterian Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.
  Surviving are her husband, Daniel McKnight; one daughter, Nancy Rentkiewicz of  
Elliott City, Md.; one son, Richard M. Weatherly Jr. of McLean, Va.; two  
sisters, Beulah Scott Skipper of Jacksonville, Fla., and Retha Scott Williamson  
of Kenly, N.C.; and three grandchildren.
  Arrangements were handled by J. Henry Stuhr Funeral Chapel.

Pauline S. Artis
  The funeral for Pauline Shelley Artis will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at  
Branch Memorial Tabernacle, Goldsboro. Burial will follow in the Artis Family  
Cemetery, Eureka.
  Surviving are her husband, James Lacy Artis; three daughters, Patricia Martin  
of Goldsboro, Direne Cook and Tracey Winston, both of Baltimore; four sons, Amos  
Williams Jr., Anthony Williams, Lacy Artis Jr. and Stephen Artis, all of  
Baltimore; two sisters, Nancy Jones and Joyce Coley of Wilson; her grandmother,  
Channie K. Parker of Kenly; and 16 grandchildren.
  The body may be viewed at McIntyre Funeral Home, Goldsboro, Friday from 2-8  
p.m. with the family receiving friends there from 7-8 p.m. and at other times at  
the residence, 3203 N.C. 222 East.

Winnie Oates
  FREMONT -- Winnie Oates, 66, of 2303 Davis Mill Road died Friday at Pitt County  
Memorial Hospital, Greenville. The funeral will be conducted Elder Darryl Smith  
at 2 p.m. Friday at Hamilton Funeral Chapel of Goldsboro. Burial will follow in  
Fremont Cemetery.
  Surviving are two daughters, Kathy Jackson of Wilson and Cynthia Oates of  
Raleigh; three sons, Wayne Oates of Fremont, Claudie Oates of Lucama and Jarvis  
Oates of Columbia, S.C.; three sisters, Helen W. Holmes of Baltimore, Rematha  
Lane of Wilson and Rebecca Jones of Mount Olive; two brothers, Elaster Ward of  
Mount Olive and Cecil Ward of Anaheim, Calif.; 10 grandchildren; and one great-
grandchild.
  The body may be viewed at the funeral home today from 3-9 p.m. with the family  
viewing from 6:30-8:30 p.m. The family will assemble at the home one hour before  
the funeral.

Robert T. Monk
Jan 16, 1919 Feb. 7, 2001
  FARMVILLE -- Robert Turnage Monk, 82, died Wednesday at Pitt County Memorial  
Hospital, Greenville. The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Randy Maynard at  
2 p.m. Friday at Farmville United Methodist Church. Burial will follow in  
Hollywood Cemetery.
  Surviving are his wife, Frances Joyner Monk; a daughter, Emily Monk Davidson  
of Chevy Chase, Md.; a son, Robert Turnage Monk Jr. of Farmville; two brothers,  
Albert Coy Monk Jr. and William Cabot Monk, both of Farmville; two  
grandchildren; and two stepgrandchildren.
  The family will receive friends at Farmville Funeral Home from 7-8:30 tonight.

Hattie Lee M. Stanley
  Hattie Lee McIntosh Stanley, a native of Wilson, died Saturday in Hurlock, Md.  
The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Bennie Smith Funeral Home.  
Burial will follow Monday in Maryland Veterans Cemetery in Beulah.
  Her survivors include a brother, Andrew McIntosh of Wilson.

Ruby B. Powell
Feb. 1, 1918 Feb. 1, 2001
  Ruby Bowling Powell, 83, of 535 S. Douglas St. died Thursday at Bayshore  
Community Hospital, Hazlet, N.J. The funeral will be conducted by Bishop  
Mordecia W. Johnson at St. Rose Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ), 605 S.  
Douglas St. Burial will follow in Rest Haven Cemetery.
  She was a member of St. Rose Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ).
  Surviving are one daughter, Edna Simms of Cliffwood, N.J.; one stepdaughter,  
Joyce Pinkett of East Orange, N.J.; seven grandchildren; and 18 great-
grandchildren.
  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 residence and will assemble  
there one hour before the funeral.

Geneva B. Baker
Jan. 25, 1915 Feb. 1, 2001
  Geneva Bynum Baker, 86, of 313 Forrest Road died Thursday at Wilson Medical  
Center. The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Roosevelt Taylor at 1 p.m.  
Saturday at St. Delight Missionary Baptist Church, Walstonburg. Burial will  
follow in the church cemetery.
  Surviving are two daughters, Juanita Bynum of Upper Marlboro, Md., and Maxine  
Baker McNair of the home; three sons, Willie Baker of Walstonburg, Curtis Baker  
and Arthur Lee Baker, both of Wilson; one adopted son, Eddie Simms of Wilson;  
two sisters, Mary Lee Bynum of Washington, D.C., and Sadie Anthony of Pinetops;  
30 grandchildren; and 35 great-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 the residence where they will assemble one hour before the funeral.

Jasper Barnes Jr.
July 2, 1938 Feb. 5, 2001
  FARMVILLE -- Jasper "Boot" Barnes Jr., 62, of 274 Nash Road died Monday at Pitt  
County Memorial Hospital, Greenville. The funeral will be conducted by the Rev.  
Lester Gay and the Rev. John Horne at noon Saturday at Lewis Chapel United  
American Free Will Baptist Church. Burial will follow in Crestlawn Memorial  
Gardens.
  Barnes was retired from A.C. Monk Company. He was a member of Lewis Chapel  
Church where he served on the scholarship committee.
  Surviving are his wife, Willie Mae Battle Barnes; two daughters, Jo Ann Barnes  
of Camp Springs, Md., and Brenda B. Deans of Greenville; four sons, Milton Ray  
Barnes of Douglasville, Ga., Randy T. Barnes of Cheltenham, Md., Otis Lee Barnes  
of Decatur, Ga., and Tony Earl Barnes of the home; four sisters, Bettie Barnes,  
Susie Barnes and Mary Moye, all of Walstonburg, and Annie Doris Hines of  
Baltimore; two brothers, Aclee Barnes of Walstonburg and J.C. Barnes of Ayden;  
and 17 grandchildren.
  The body may be viewed at Hamilton Funeral Chapel, 726 S. Tarboro St., Friday  
from 2-5 p.m. with the family receiving friends at the church from 7-8 p.m. and  
at other times at the residence where they will assemble one hour before the  
funeral.

Edna B. White
  Edna Burton White, 103, formerly of Wilson, died Wednesday in Alexandria, Va.  
The funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday in Maplewood Cemetery.
  Surviving are her daughter, Jean B. White of the home; one brother, J. Carl  
Burton of Durham; one grandchild; two great-grandchildren; and one great-great-
grandchild.
  Arrangements are being handled by Thomas-Yelverton Funeral Service, 2704 W.  
Nash St.

Ronnell Joyner
April 5, 1974 Feb. 2, 2001
  Ronnell "Rock" Joyner, 26, of 1488 Nahunta Road died Friday in Stantonsburg.  
The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Richard Mercer at 1 p.m. Saturday at  
Edwards Funeral Home Chapel, 805 E. Nash St. Burial will follow in St. Delight  
Cemetery, Greene County,
  Surviving are two sons, Rahnial Nieem Bynum and Tavarus Jaquon Bynum of Elm  
City; his mother, Robin Joyner of the home; his father, Bill Thompson, Elm City;  
and two sisters, Sharonda Joyner and Shakeenah Joyner, both of the home.
  The family will receive friends at the funeral home Friday from 7-9 p.m. and  
will assemble at the residence one hour before the funeral.

Katherine B. Collins
  Katherine B. Collins, 74, of 1717 Westwood Ave. died today at Brian Center.
  Arrangements are incomplete and being handled by Hamilton Funeral Chapel, 726  
S. Tarboro St.

Rubell A. Wilson
  The funeral for Rubell Aytch Wilson will be conducted by the Rev. Dorothy  
Lucas at 2 p.m. Friday at Atkins Memorial Tabernacle, 6740 Rock Ridge Road,  
Sims. Burial will follow in Sandy Fork Cemetery, Nash County.


February 9, 2001

Ruby B. Powell
  The funeral for Ruby Bowling Powell will be conducted by Bishop Mordecia W.  
Johnson at 1 p.m. Saturday at St. Rose Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ),  
605 S. Douglas St. Burial will follow in Rest Haven Cemetery.
  The family will assemble at 2502 Adventura Lane one hour before the funeral.

Kathleen D. Taylor
  ZEBULON -- Kathleen Davenport Taylor, 66, a native of Wilson, died Wednesday. A  
memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Massey Funeral Home Chapel.
  Surviving are two daughters, Donna Wilson of Zebulon and Kimberly Ann Taylor  
of Marion; and one granddaughter.
  The family will receive friends at the funeral home following the memorial  
service.

Julia Lucas
  Julia Lucas, 85, died Wednesday. The funeral will beheld at 2 p.m. Sunday at  
Union View Free Will Baptist Church. Burial will follow in Middlesex Memorial  
Garden.
  Surviving is her son, William J. Lucas of Virginia.
  The family will receive friends at William Toney’s Funeral Home, Spring Hope  
Saturday from 6-7 p.m.

Peggy A. Chapman
  GREENVILLE -- Peggy Ann Chapman, 53, died Thursday at her home.
  Arrangements are incomplete and being handled by Don Brown Funeral Home,  
Ayden.

Nathaniel Daniels Jr.
  FREMONT -- Nathaniel Daniels Jr., 21, died Feb. 2. The funeral will be held at  
2 p.m. Sunday at First Baptist Church. Burial will follow in J.J. Barnes  
Memorial Cemetery.
  Arrangements are being handled by Rhodes Funeral Home, Goldsboro.

Ronnell Joyner
  The family of Ronnell Joyner will receive friends at  Edwards Funeral Home  
Chapel, 805 E. Nash St. from 7-8 tonight and will assemble at the residence one  
hour before the funeral.

February 10, 2001

Pauline S. Artis
  Pauline Shelley Artis is also survived by her father, Leroy Shelley of Wilson.  
His name was omitted in Thursday’s edition.

Peggy A. Chapman
  GREENVILLE -- Peggy Ann Chapman, 53, of 8099 N.C. 43 South died Thursday at  
home.
  Services will be at 3:30 p.m. Monday at Joe’s Branch Free Will Baptist Church  
in Vanceboro. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
  Survivors include a son, Donald Gray Chapman of Wilson; a sister, Delores  
Thomas of Dover; three brothers, Hurley Whitehurst of London, England, Robert  
Earl Sneed of Boston and James Earl Sneed of Greenville; and two grandchildren.
  The body may be viewed from 6-9 p.m. Sunday at Joe’s Branch Free Will Baptist  
Church, with family visitation from 7-8 p.m.
  Arrangements by Don Brown Funeral Home, Ayden.

Ola F. Phillips
  KENLY -- Ola Flowers Phillips, 95, of 2123 Princeton-Kenly Road died Friday at  
Wilson Medical Center.
  Services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at Coley Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Jerry  
Stephenson and the Rev. David Kriger officiating. Burial will be in Kenly  
Cemetery.
  Survivors include two daughters, Peggy F. Ingram and Mavis F. Barnes, both of  
Wilson; two stepdaughters, Carol Batten of Wendell and Audrey Price of Elma; a  
son, Ray Flowers of Kenly; a stepson, Wilton Price of Concord; a sister, Adele  
Cleary of Florida; six grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and four great-
great-grandchildren.
  Visitation will be from 7-8:30 p.m. today at Coley Funeral Home.

Katherine B. Collins
  Katherine "Kat" Bennett Collins, 74, of 1717 Westwood Ave. died Thursday at  
the Brian Center of Wilson.
  Services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at St. Rose Church of Christ (Disciples of  
Christ), with Bishop Mordecai W. Johnson officiating. Burial will follow in  
Hamilton Burial Garden.
  Survivors include two daughters, Rosalind D. Collins of the home and Dione  
Bennett of Colonia, N.J.; two sons, Jimmie Collins of the home and Eric C.  
Collins of Hampton, Va.; a sister, Connie Myles of Wilson; and two brothers,  
Lorenaz Bennett of San Antonio, Texas, and James H. Barnes of Alexandria, Va.
  The body may be viewed from 3-9 p.m. today at Hamilton Funeral Home Chapel,  
and at other times the family will receive friends at the residence where they  
will assemble one hour prior to the service in preparation for the funeral  
procession.

Billy Farmer
June 15, 1959 Feb. 8, 2001
  Billy Ray Farmer, 41, of 708 Academy St. died Thursday at his residence.
  Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Hamilton Burial Garden.
  Survivors include his wife, Stephanie Farmer; his mother, Katie M. Farmer of  
the Brian Center; a stepson, Desmond Eddie; a stepdaughter, Tiffany Williams;  
and a bother, Ronnie E. Farmer.
  The body may be viewed from 4-9 p.m. today at Hamilton Funeral Chapel. The  
family will receive friends at the residence at all times and will assemble  
there one hour prior to services in preparation for the funeral procession.

Shielena Swinson
  Shielena Swinson, 42, of 210-B Maplewood Ave. died Friday at home.
  Arraignments are incomplete at King & Darden Funeral Home.

Jesse C. Jones
  Jesse Calvin Jones, 60, of 901 Black Creek Road died Friday at Johnston  
Memorial Hospital.
  Arraignments are incomplete at King & Darden Funeral Home.


February 12, 2001

Shelly P. Wallace
Feb. 7, 1934 Feb. 9, 2001
  Shelly Page Wallace, 67, died Friday. The funeral will be conducted by the  
Rev. Morgan Daughety at 2 p.m. today at Joyner’s Funeral Home, 4100 U.S. 264  
West. Burial will follow in Evergreen Memorial Gardens.
  Surviving are a daughter, Tammy Wallace Parker of Mooresville; a brother,  
Allen R. Page of Elm City; and one grandson.

Johnny F. Brumfield Sr.
  Johnny Franklin Brumfield Sr., 64, of 1201-D W. Nash St. died Sunday at  
Britthaven of Wilson. The funeral will be held at a later date in Wayne, W.Va.
  Surviving are two sons, Johnny Franklin Brumfield Jr. of Wilson and Steven  
Todd Brumfield of Stantonsburg; and one grandson.
  Local arrangements are being handled by Thomas-Yelverton Funeral Service, 2704  
W. Nash St.

John T. Elmore
July 2, 1925 Feb. 10, 2001
  FREMONT -- John Thomas "Jake" Elmore, 75, of 601 Lee St. died Saturday at Wake  
Medical Center.  The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. today at Shackleford Funeral  
Chapel. Burial will follow in Elmwood Cemetery.
  Elmore, a retired diesel mechanic, was a member of Missionary Baptist Church  
of Fremont. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II.
  Surviving are three daughters, Debbie Durham and Pam Gurley, both of Goldsboro  
and Cathy Durham of Hartsville, S.C.; three sons, Garry Elmore of Elm City,  
David Elmore of Eureka and Bill Elmore of Faro; three sisters, Mary Elizabeth  
Tumbleston of South Carolina, Josephine Lamm of Wilson and Patricia Horne of  
Lumberton; one brother, Albert Elmore; 11 grandchildren; and four great-
grandchildren.

Elizabeth B. Jerman
  Elizabeth "Mimi" Branon Jerman, 89, of Spring Arbor died Saturday at Wilson  
Medical Center. A private graveside service was held Sunday in the Clinton  
Cemetery,
  She was a member of First Christian Church.
  Surviving are her son, William H. "Skip" Jerman Jr. of Goldsboro; one  
grandson; and one great-grandson.
  Arrangements were handled by Seymour Funeral Home and Cremation Service,  
Goldsboro.

Margaret J. Cook
  Margaret Jackson Cook, 80, died Saturday in Richmond, Va. The funeral will be  
conducted by the Rev. Guy Martin and the Rev. Billy Norris at 2 p.m. Tuesday at  
Shingleton Funeral Home Chapel, 2407 W. Nash St. Burial will follow in Maplewood  
Cemetery.
  Surviving are her husband, Richard Cook; one daughter, Mary Lewis of Richmond,  
Va.; two sons, Richard Allen Cook and George Edward Phillips II of Davis,  
Calif.; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
  The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7-8:30 tonight and at  
other times at 5033 N.C. 58 South, Nashville.

Frances J. Williams
  Frances "Teenie" Joyner Williams, 73, of Bailey died Saturday at Wake Medical  
Center. The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Tim Riggs at 2 p.m. today at  
Shingleton Funeral Home Chapel, 2407 W. Nash St. Burial will follow in Hollywood  
Cemetery, Middlesex.
  Surviving are her husband, Marvin L. Williams; four daughters, JoAnn W.  
Boykin, Janice W. Bissette and Angela W. Speight, all of Bailey and Vicky W.  
Morris of Asheville; two sisters, Joanie J. Wall of Durham and Mildred J.  
Griffin of Fayetteville; three brothers, Frank Joyner Jr. of Wilson, Morris Earl  
Joyner of Spring Hope and Ray Joyner of Durham; nine grandchildren; and two  
great-grandchildren.

Lillian A. Murphy
  Lillian Anna Murphy, 83, of 108-C Garwin Drive died Sunday at her home. A  
graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Evergreen Memorial  
Gardens.
  Surviving is her husband, James Murphy.
  The family will receive friends at Thomas-Yelverton Funeral Service, 2704 W.  
Nash St., Tuesday from 7-8:30 p.m.

Craig G. Allen
  Craig Gerard Allen, 30, of 4905 Sawdust Road died Saturday.
  Arrangements are incomplete and being handled by Hamilton Funeral Chapel, 726  
S. Tarboro St.

Booker T. Briggs
  Booker T. Briggs, 67, of Upper Marlboro, Md., formerly of Wilson, died Sunday  
at Doctors’ Hospital, Lanham, Md.
  Arrangements are incomplete and being handled by Hamilton Funeral Chapel, 726  
S. Tarboro St.

Eric Newton
  Eric Newton, 27, of 4339 St. Marys Church Road died Sunday at Wilson Medical  
Center.
  Arrangements are incomplete and being handled by Hamilton Funeral Chapel, 726  
S. Tarboro St.

Katie W. Norfleet
  Katie Wynn Norfleet of 510 E. Main St., Elm City died Saturday at Nash General  
Hospital, Rocky Mount.
  Arrangements are incomplete and being handled by Edwards Funeral Home, 805 E.  
Nash St.

Walter B. Hardy
  Walter Bernard ‘Fat’ Hardy, 57, of 505 Warren St. died Saturday at his  
residence.
  Arrangements are incomplete and being handled by Edwards Funeral Home, 805 E.  
Nash St.

Dorothy J. Edwards
  Dorothy Jean Edwards, 54, of Ossining, N.Y., formerly of Wilson, died Jan. 27  
at Phelps Memorial Hospital.
  Arrangements are incomplete and being handled by Edwards Funeral Home, 805 E.  
Nash St.

Clayton Hinnant
  MICRO -- Clayton Hinnant, 86, died Sunday.
  Arrangements are incomplete and being handled by Coley Funeral Home, Kenly.


February 13, 2001

Jesse C. Jones
  Jesse Calvin Jones, 60, of 901 Black Creek Road died Friday at Johnston  
Memorial Hospital, Smithfield. The funeral will be conducted by Elder Albert  
Barnes at 2 p.m. Wednesday at St. Paul Church of Christ, Black Creek. Burial  
will follow in Rest Haven Cemetery.
  Surviving are four daughters, Marie Bullock Petty of Sims, Hope Jones Cobb and  
Euginia Jones, both of Wilson, and Shawna Jones of High Point; one son, Anthony  
Barnes of Greensboro; five sisters, Oazie Jones Mitchell of Kenly, Sallie Jones,  
Dorothy Jones, Edith Garnett and Alfreda Knight, all of Wilson; one brother,  
O.B. Alston of Kitrell; and 12 grandchildren.
  The body may be viewed at King & Darden Funeral Home, 325 E. Nash St., today  
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.

Clyda A. Pender
May 14, 1905 Feb. 12, 2001
  SELMA -- Clyda Atkinson Pender, 95, died Monday. The funeral will be conducted  
by the Rev. Chad Allen at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Parrish Funeral Home. Burial will  
follow in Selma Memorial Gardens.
  Surviving are two sisters, including Eula Watson of Kenly.
  The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7-9 tonight.

John H. Boykin Jr.
Aug. 12, 1927 Feb. 12, 2001
  John Henry Boykin Jr., 73, died Monday. A graveside service will be conducted  
by the Rev. Eddie Maynard at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Maplewood Cemetery.
  Surviving are his son, Todd Boykin of Bailey; a sister, Ann Flynn of Wake  
Forest; a brother, Charles Boykin of Stantonsburg; 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 10580 Camp Charles Road, Bailey.

Walter B. Hardy
July 30, 1943 Feb. 10, 2001
  Walter Bernard "Fat" Hardy, 57, of 505 Warren St. died Saturday at his  
residence. The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Oscar Pender at 1 p.m.  
Wednesday at Holy Temple Holiness Church, 1003 S. Lodge St. Burial will follow  
in Rest Haven Cemetery.
  Surviving are two sons, David Savage of Havelock and Walter Hardy Jr. of  
Wilson; his mother, Pauline Hardy of the home; five sisters, Christine Barnes,  
Faye Hardy and Patricia Jones, all of Wilson, Vicky Saunders of Farmville and  
Paulette Howard of Washington, D.C.; five brothers, Lawrence Hardy Jr. and  
Johnny Hardy, both of Wilson, George Hardy of Alexandria, Va., Vernon Hardy of  
Temple Hills, Md., and Bruce Hardy of Columbia, Ga.; and two grandchildren.
  The body may be viewed at Edwards Funeral Home, 805 E. Nash St. today from 2-5  
p.m. The family will receive friends at Mount Calvary Holiness Church, 706 New  
St. from 7-8 p.m. and at other times at the residence where they will assemble  
one hour before the funeral.

Clayton Hinnant
  Clayton Hinnant, 86, of Smithfield, died Sunday. A graveside service will be  
conducted by the Rev. Ray Wells at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Marsh Swamp Church  
Cemetery.
  Surviving are a stepdaughter, Bonnie Wall of Selma; two sons, Scott Hinnant of  
Apex and David Hinnant of Clayton; four grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren;  
and five stepgreat-grandchildren.
  The family will receive friends at Coley Funeral Home, Kenly, from 7-9  
tonight.

Maxie L. Stevenson
  Maxie Lee Stevenson, 56, of 4109 Shawnee Road died Sunday at his home.
  Arrangements are incomplete and being handled by King & Darden Funeral Home,  
325 E. Nash St.

Sallie R. Moore
  Sallie R. Moore, 83, of Elizabeth City, formerly of Wilson, died Monday at  
Guardian Care Center.
  Arrangements are incomplete and being handled by Thomas-Yelverton Funeral  
Service, 2704 W. Nash St.


February 14, 2001

Eric L. Newton
March 3, 1973 Feb. 11, 2001
  Eric Luture Newton, 27, of 4178 N.C. 91 died Sunday at Wilson Medical Center.  
The funeral will be conducted by Bishop Robert L. Gorham at 1 p.m. Friday at  
Wilson Chapel Free Will Baptist Church, 513 E. Barnes St. Burial will follow in  
Rest Haven Cemetery.  
  Newton was employed with B.J. Carpet Company.
  Surviving are his parents, James Ward and Delois Newton Ward of Wilson; two  
brothers, Marc Barnes and Kerry Ward, both of Wilson; maternal grandfather,  
Bennie Newton Sr. of Wilson; and paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Ward  
Sr. of Wilson.
  The family will receive visitors at 4339 St. Mary’s Church Road where they  
will assemble one hour before the funeral.
  Arrangements are being handled by Hamilton Funeral Chapel, 726 S. Tarboro St.

Billy M. Wise
  FARMVILLE -- Billy M. Wise, 70, died Tuesday. The funeral will be held at 2  
p.m. Thursday at Farmville Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Snow Hill  
Cemetery.

William J. Wilkinson
Aug. 31, 1909 Feb. 13, 2001
  William Jasper Wilkinson, 91, of Front Royal, Va., died Tuesday. A graveside  
service will be conducted by the Rev. Ray Wells at 11 a.m. Friday in Maplewood  
Cemetery.
  Surviving are two daughters, Jane W. Gyllenhoff of Fredricksburg, Va., and  
Sarah M. Law of Gatlinburg, Tenn.; five grandchildren; and three great-
grandchildren.
  Arrangements are being handled by Joyner’s Funeral Home, 4100 U.S. 264 West.

Jewel H. Hayes
  Jewel Hinnant Hayes, 92, died Tuesday.
  Arrangements are incomplete and being handled by Joyner’s Funeral Home, 4100  
U.S. 264 West.


February 15, 2001

Dorothy J. Edwards
Feb. 25, 1946 Feb. 3, 2001
  Dorothy Jean Edwards, 54, of Ossining, N.Y., formerly of Wilson, died Feb. 3  
at Phelps Memorial Hospital. The funeral will be conducted by Elder Douglas  
Atkinson at 1 p.m. Thursday at Edwards Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow  
in Rest Haven Cemetery.  
  Surviving are three daughters, Pamela Edwards of Ossining, N.Y., Kimberly Cox  
and Gwendolyn Edwards, both of Wilson; seven sisters, Edna D. Anderson of  
Sterling, Va., Lucy Speight of Fairfax, Va., Margaret Edwards of Herndon, Va.,  
Willie Edwards and Bunnie Woodard, both of Elm City, Shirley Haney and Deliva  
Anderson, both of Wilson; nine brothers, Willie Lee Edwards and George P.  
Edwards, both of Lowell, Mass., Robert Edwards of Lawrence, Mass., David Edwards  
of Durham, Roosevelt Edwards, Eddie Edwards, Charles Sharpe and Terry Sharpe,  
all of Wilson, and Clarence Sharpe of Port St. Lucia, Fla.; and six  
grandchildren.
  Arrangements are being handled by Edwards Funeral Home, 805 E. Nash St.

Booker T. Briggs
July 1, 1933 Feb. 11, 2001
  Booker T. Briggs, 67, of Upper Marlboro, Md., formerly of Wilson, died Sunday  
at Doctor’s Hospital, Lanham, Md. The funeral will be conducted by the Rev.  
Dameion Royal at 2 p.m. Saturday at St. Rose Church of Christ (Disciples of  
Christ), 605 S. Douglas St. Burial will follow in Hamilton Burial Garden.
  Surviving are his wife, Bernice Briggs; four daughters, Shelia Briggs of  
Washington, D.C., Denise Briggs and Gloria Briggs, both of Newark, N.J., and  
Vallerie Briggs of Hagerstown, Md.; three sons, Timothy Briggs, Anthony Briggs  
and Duncan Briggs, all of Upper Marlboro, Md.; one sister, Odell Briggs Smith of  
Wilson; one brother, Willie Briggs of Wilson; 12 grandchildren; and two great-
grandchildren.
  The body may be viewed at Hamilton Funeral Chapel, 726 S. Tarboro St., Friday  
from 3-9 p.m. The family will receive friends 1205 Elvie St. and will assemble  
there one hour before the funeral.

Geraldine Braxton
  SCOTLAND NECK -- Geraldine Braxton, 75, died Wednesday. The funeral will be  
conducted held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses,  
Scotland Neck. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery, Tarboro.
  Surviving are her husband; one daughter; three sons, including Floyd Norris of  
Wilson; one stepdaughter; one stepson; one sister; one brother; nine  
grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
  The family will receive friends at Carlisle Funeral Home Friday from 7-9 p.m.

Katie W. Norfleet
June 27, 1927 Feb. 10, 2001
  Katie Deloris Wynn Norfleet, 73, of 510 E. Main St., Elm City, died Saturday  
at Nash General Hospital, Rocky Mount. The funeral will be conducted by the Rev.  
Albert Baker at noon Saturday at First Missionary Baptist Church, East Langley  
Road, Elm City. Burial will follow in Evergreen Memorial Gardens, Wilson.
  Surviving are her husband, David Lee Norfleet; three sisters, Jennie W. Thomas  
of Springfield Gardens, N.Y., Constance Marie W. Bowden of Elm City and Joyce W.  
Mincey of San Diego, Calif.; 10 stepgrandchildren; and 16 stepgreat-
grandchildren.
  The body may be viewed at Edwards Funeral Home, 805 E. Nash St., Friday from  
5-7  p.m. and at the church 30 minutes prior to the funeral. The family will  
receive friends at the residence and will assemble there one hour before the  
funeral.

Ida S. Hall
  Ida Josie Sullivan Hall, 79, formerly of Fremont, died Thursday at Kitty  
Askins Hospice Center, Goldsboro. The funeral will be conducted by the Rev.  
Richard Mishoe and the Rev. Cecil Pipkin at 11 a.m. Saturday at Shackleford  
Funeral Chapel, 102 N. Pine St., Fremont. Burial will follow in the Cobb Family  
Cemetery, La Grange.
  Surviving are a daughter, Margaret Evans of Wilson; a son, Wilbur Edward  
Radford of Stantonsburg; two sisters, Ellen Blizzard of Goldsboro and Dorothy  
Blizzard of Pikeville; three brothers, Wayne Sullivan of La Grange, Harvey  
Sullivan of Pikeville and Charlie Sullivan of Chesapeake, Va.; four  
grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
  The family will receive friends at the funeral home Friday from 7-8:30 p.m.  
and at other times at the home of Ellen Blizzard, 109 Bartlett Ave., Goldsboro.

Annie Mae P. Bailey
Aug. 27, 1914 Feb. 14, 2001
  Annie Mae Poole Bailey, 86, died Wednesday. The funeral will be conducted by  
the Rev. Gordon Sebastian at 11 a.m. Saturday at Joyner’s Funeral Home, 4100  
U.S. 264 West. Burial will follow in Evergreen Memorial Gardens.
  Surviving are two daughters, Jessie Amerson and Esther Davis, both of Wilson;  
a son, Mitchell Bailey of Wilson; four grandchildren; and five great-
grandchildren.
  The family will receive friends at the funeral home Friday from 7-9 p.m. and  
at other times at 2505 Shreve St.

Florence N. Poythress
Oct. 25, 1901 Feb. 14, 2001
  Florence Nolley Poythress, 99, died Wednesday. The funeral will be conducted  
by the Rev. Bennie W. Poythress at 2 p.m. Friday at Joyner’s Funeral Home, 4100  
U.S. 264 West. Burial will follow in Maplewood Cemetery.
  Surviving are her daughter, Nan P. Heidy of Walstonburg; a son, William F.  
"Bill" Poythress of Fayetteville, Ga.; nine grandchildren; 13 great-
grandchildren; and nine great-great-grandchildren.
  The family will receive friends at the funeral home Friday from noon-2 p.m.

Grover W. Leonard
  PINETOPS -- Grover Washington Leonard, 91, died Wednesday.
  Arrangements are incomplete and being handled by Carlise Funeral Home,  
Tarboro.


February 16, 2001

Maddie R. Wiggins
  GOLDSBORO -- Maddie Rains Wiggins, 80, died Wednesday at Kitty Askins Hospice  
Center. The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Thomas O. Harper at 2 p.m.  
Saturday at Second Baptist Church. Burial will follow in Old Bethany Cemetery.
  Surviving are four daughters, including Susan Stott of Wilson; a son, Rufus  
Ray Wiggins of Middlesex; one sister; 16 grandchildren; and 15 great-
grandchildren.
  The family will receive friends at Shumate-Faulk Funeral Home from 7-9 tonight  
and at other times at the home of Brenda Worley, 859 Stoney Creek Church Road.

Camilla D. Finch
  SPRING HOPE -- Camilla Duncan Finch, 93, died Wednesday at Meadow Brook Terrace  
of Davie, Advance. The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Todd Moore at 11  
a.m. Saturday at Spring Hope Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Bailey City  
Cemetery.
  She was a member of Gibson Memorial Methodist Church.
  Surviving are two daughters, Florence Finch of Graham and Evelyn Pearce of  
Statesville; one sister, Dorothy Bryant of Fayetteville; two brothers, the Rev.  
Lester Duncan of Wilson and Clyde Duncan of Nashville; two grandchildren; 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 of Wanda S. Hassell, 4921 Country Lane, Rocky Mount.

Catherine A. Leonard
May 12, 1920 Feb. 15, 2001
  NASHVILLE -- Catherine Ayers Leonard, 80, died Thursday. A graveside service  
will be conducted by the Rev. Reuben Batchelor at 3 p.m. Saturday in Red Oak  
Cemetery.
  Surviving are three daughters, Bonnie Leonard of Momeyer, Connie Averette of  
Wilson and Diane Bailey of Sharpsburg; three sons, Tim Leonard of Elm City,  
Dalton Leonard and Jerry Leonard, both of Spring Hope; 12 grandchildren; and  
eight great-grandchildren.
  The family will receive friends at Johnson Funeral Home Chapel, Nashville,  
from 7-8:30 tonight and at other times at 1193 Womble Road.

DŽSean M. Monk
Feb. 5, 2001 Feb. 5, 2001
  DŽSean Monticus Monk, infant, died Feb. 5 at Wilson Medical Center. A memorial  
service will be conducted by the Rev. James Harris and Bishop Robert L. Gorham  
at 3 p.m. Monday at Wilson Chapel Free Will Baptist Church.
  Surviving are his mother, Belinda Monk; his father, Darrick Allen of Wilson;  
one sister, Dasia Allen of the home; maternal grandparents, Brenda Boose,  
William and Rosa Monk, all of Wilson; paternal grandmother, Venice Watson of  
Wilson; maternal great-grandmothers, Irene Monk of Wilson and Helen Fountaine of  
Washington, D.C.; paternal great-grandfather, Roscoe Rountree of Wilson; and  
maternal great-great-grandmother, Valentine Boose of Wilson.

Grover W. Leonard
  PINETOPS -- Grover W. Leonard, 91, died Wednesday. A graveside service will be  
held at 11 a.m. Saturday in Pinetops Cemetery.
  Surviving are a daughter, Elaine Taylor of Pinetops; a son, Maynard Leonard of  
Rocky Mount; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
  The family will receive friends from 7-8:30 tonight at Carlisle Funeral Home,  
Tarboro.

Lauren F. Hall
  Lauren Faith Hall, four weeks, of Edmond, Okla., died Wednesday at Children’s  
Hospital of Oklahoma. The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Seibert Rorrer  
at 2 p.m. Monday at Thomas-Yelverton Funeral Service, 2704 W. Nash St. Burial  
will follow in Maplewood Cemetery.
  Surviving are her parents, Randy and Natalie Lucy Hall; maternal grandparents,  
William and Julie Reed Lucy of Virginia Beach, Va.; paternal grandparents,  
Thomas E. and Janet M. Hall of Orange Park, Fla.; maternal great-grandmother,  
Marie Marra of Trevose, Pa.

Jewel H. Hayes
Oct. 22, 1908 Feb 13, 2001
  Jewel Hinnant Hayes, 92, died Feb. 13. The funeral will be conducted by the  
Rev. Guy Sanders at 1 p.m. Wednesday at North Meadowlawn Funeral Home, New Port  
Richey, Fla. Burial will follow in Meadowlawn Memorial Gardens, New Port Richey,  
Fla.
  Surviving are a son, Harold F. Hayes Jr. of Havertown, Pa.; a sister, Mildred  
Walston of Wilson; a brother, Charles Hinnant of Durham; and one grandchild.
  The family will receive friends at the funeral home Wednesday from noon-1 p.m.

Maxie Lee Stevenson
 Maxie Lee Stevenson, 56, of 4109 Shawnee Road died Sunday at his home. The  
funeral will be conducted by the Rev. George M. Jerman at 2 p.m. Saturday at  
Jerusalem Baptist Church, Woodland. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
  Surviving are his wife, Theresa Stevenson; two daughters, Sandra People and  
Lisa People, both of Brooklyn, N.Y.; his mother, Mandy Stevenson of Woodland;  
four stepchildren, Tyrone Turman, Keith Turman, Tricio Turman and Jeanine  
Turman, all of New York; two sisters, Mary Tyler and Rosa Tann, both of  
Woodland; five brothers, James Stevenson of Wilson, Kelly Stevenson of Boston,  
Garfield Stevenson, Ralph Stevenson and Carlton Stevenson, all of Woodland; and  
seven grandchildren.
  The body may be viewed at King & Darden Funeral Home, 325 E. Nash St., today  
from 3-8:30 p.m. The family will receive friends at the residence and will  
assemble there at 11 a.m. for the funeral procession.

Shirlena Swinson
  Shirlena Swinson, 44, of 210-B Maplewood Ave. died Feb. 9 at her home. The  
funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Marvin Taylor at 2 p.m. Saturday at  
Greater Century Baptist Church, Black Creek Road. Burial will follow in Hamilton  
Burial Garden.
  Surviving are her husband, Eddie Swinson; three daughters, Angela Applewhite  
of Norfolk, Va., Twanna Applewhite and Aisha Applewhite, both of Wilson; one  
son, Gregory Applewhite of Wilson; two brothers, Larry Barnes of Raleigh and  
Terry Applewhite of Wilson; and eight grandchildren.
  The body may be viewed at King & Darden Funeral Home, 325 E. Nash St., today  
from 2-8:30 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.

Craig G. Allen
Sept. 2, 1970 Feb. 10, 2001
  Craig Gerard Allen, 30, of 4905 Sawdust Road died Feb. 10 at Wilson Medical  
Center. The funeral will be conducted by Bishop Robert L. Gorham at 1:30 p.m.  
Sunday at Wilson Chapel Free Will Baptist Church, 513 E. Barnes St. Burial will  
follow in Rest Haven Cemetery.
  Surviving are three sons, Nysaiah Gerard Allen of Wilson, Amawn Edwards and  
Rychawd Edwards, both of Florida; his father, Jesse Lucas of Wilson; one sister,  
Bridgette DeVoe Allen of Wilson; his grandmother, Minnie T. Moore of Elm City;  
and his grandfather, Herman Lucas of Wilson.
  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 317 Branch St., Elm  
City and will assemble there one hour before the funeral.

Groomes H. Pittman
  KENLY -- Groomes H. Pittman, 72, of 13431 N.C. 42 East died today at his home.
  Arrangements are incomplete and being handled by Coley Funeral Home.

Annie Bell Inman
  Annie Bell Inman, 79, of 606 W. Wilson St., Elm City, died today at Wilson  
Medical Center.
  Arrangements are incomplete and being handled by Hamilton Funeral Chapel, 726  
S. Tarboro St.

Milford J. Sasser
  PIKEVILLE -- Milford Jennings Sasser, 82, of 2925 Pikeville-Princton Road, a  
native of Wilson County, died Thursday at Wayne Memorial Hospital, Goldsboro.   
The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Alvin Keener at 3:30 p.m. Saturday at  
Seymour Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Pikeville Cemetery.
  Surviving are his wife, Ethel Fulghum Sasser; three daughters, Grace Sarvis  
and Frances Fitch, both of Pikeville, and Jean Patton of Raleigh; one son, Jimmy  
Sasser of Elm City; two sisters, Mamie Hare of Wilson and Colleen Langston of  
Four Oaks; and seven grandchildren.
  The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7-9 tonight and at  
other times at the residence of Grace and Shelton Sarvis, 2842 Pikeville-
Princeton Road.


February 17, 2001

Annie Doris Applewhite
  GOLDSBORO -- Evangelist Annie Doris Applewhite, 43, of 310 Kennon Court,  
Goldsboro, and formerly of Wilson, died Monday at Wayne Memorial Hospital.
  She is the daughter of Pauline Applewhite of Wilson.
  Arrangements are incomplete at Rhodes Funeral Home.

Annie  Bell Inman
Sept. 27, 1921 Feb. 16, 2001
  Annie Bell Grooms Inman, 79, died Friday at Wilson Medical Center. The Rev.  
Vernon Bryant will officiate at the funeral Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Johnson Chapel  
Missionary Baptist Church, 602 W. Main St., Elm City. Burial will follow in  
Hamilton Burial Garden, Lane Street Extension., Wilson.
  She retired from Bruce Foods in Wilson and was a member of Johnson Chapel  
Church.
  Surviving are two sons, John Inman and Warren Inman, both of Elm City; a  
sister, Ruth Hunter of Richmond, Va.; 11 grandchildren; and eight great-
grandchildren.
  The body may be viewed Monday from 3 to 9 p.m. at Hamilton Funeral Chapel, 726  
S. Tarboro St. The family will receive friends at the residence, where they will  
assemble one hour prior to the service in preparation for the funeral  
procession.

G. H. "Hub" Pittman
  KENLY-- G. H. "Hub" Pittman, 72, of 13431 N.C. 42 East, died Friday at home.  
The Rev. Lewis Godwin will conduct the funeral at 3 p.m. Sunday at Coley Funeral  
Home Chapel in Kenly. Burial will follow in Kenly Cemetery.
  He was a member of Mount Zion Free Will Baptist Church.
  Surviving are his wife, Ora Crocker Pittman; a daughter, Peggy Pittman Reeves  
of Smithfield; three sons, Ron Pittman of New Mexico; Earl Pittman of Arizona;  
and Herb Pittman of Spring Hope; two sisters, Evelyn Pittman of Wilson and  
Elizabeth Whaley of Warsaw; four brothers, Ed Pittman and Tom Pittman, both of  
Lucama, James "Bunny" Pittman of Goldsboro and Bobby Pittman of Bakersville;  
eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
  Visitation will be from 7 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Coley Funeral Home.

John Elvis Bynum Jr.
  John Elvis Bynum Jr., 38, of 710 Suggs St., died Friday at home.
  Arrangements are incomplete and being handled by King & Darden Funeral Home.

Phyllis Jean Boyd
  NORFOLK, Va. -- Phyllis Jean Boyd, 52, of 2915 Somme Ave., Norfolk, Va., died  
Friday at Norfolk General Hospital.
  Arrangements are incomplete and being handled by King & Darden Funeral Home.

William Carter Jr.
  WILLINGBORO, N.J. -- William Carter Jr., 44, of 2422 Tiffany Lane, Willingboro,  
N.J., died Thursday in New Jersey.
  Arrangements are incomplete and being handled by King & Darden Funeral Home.


February 19, 2001

Robert J. Williams
Dec. 8, 1920 Feb. 17, 2001
  Robert James Williams, 80, died Saturday. The funeral will be conducted by the  
Rev. John Wenberg Jr. at 2 p.m. today at Winstead United Methodist Church.  
Burial will follow in Maplewood Cemetery.
  Surviving are his wife, Ruby Leigh Aycock Williams; a daughter, Jamie W.  
Katzberg of Yorktown, Va.; two brothers, Ben Williams of Wilson and Norman Lee  
Williams of Kure Beach; and two grandchildren.
  Arrangements are being handled by Joyner’s Funeral Home, 4100 U.S. 264 West.

Robert L. Smith
Nov. 3, 1965 Feb. 16, 2001
  Robert Lee Smith, 35, of Kenly died Friday. The funeral will be conducted by  
the Rev. Bennie Wayne Poythress at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Joyner’s Funeral Home, 4100  
U.S. 264 West. Burial will follow in Maplewood Cemetery.
  Smith was employed at Carolina Turkey.
  Surviving are his mother Barbara Carlisle Best of Kenly and stepfather Wilbert  
Best of Bailey; his father, Marshal Junior Smith of Manteo; two sisters, Lora  
Ann Woodruff of Kenly and Tammy Best Lee of Lucama; and maternal grandmother,  
Lillie Mitchell of Wilson.
  The family will receive friends at Joyner’s Funeral Home, 4100 U.S. 264 West,  
from 7-9 tonight and at other times at 8220 Red Maple Court, Kenly.

Blake E. Aycock
Oct. 29, 1984 Feb. 17, 2001
  BAILEY -- Blake Edward Aycock, 16, died Saturday. The funeral will be conducted  
by the Rev. Gordon Sebastian and the Rev. Vance Shearin at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday at  
Peace Free Will Baptist Church, Wilson. Burial will follow in Bailey Cemetery.
  Surviving are his father and stepmother, John and Lisa Aycock of Bailey; his  
mother and stepfather, Cynthia and Michael Cowan of Chesapeake, Va.; one sister,  
Melissa Brown of Zebulon; two brothers, Bruce Aycock and Benjamin Aycock, both  
of Bailey; grandparents, John and Peggy Aycock of Bailey and Bruce and Mary Page  
of Elm City; great-grandmothers, Annie Lee Phillips of Bailey and Hettie Bruce  
Page of Wilson.
  The family will receive friends at Joyner’s Funeral Home, 4100 U.S. 264 West,  
from 7-9 tonight and at other times at 7815 Stott Road.

Harvey E. Peaden
June 15, 1925 Feb. 17, 2001
  Harvey Elwood Peaden, 75, died Saturday. The funeral will be conducted by the  
Rev. Wiley Vick and the Rev. Wayne King at 2 p.m. today at Joyner’s Funeral  
Home, 4100 U.S. 264 West. Burial will follow in Maplewood Cemetery.
  Surviving are his wife, Margie Bone Peaden; a sister, Mary Keel of Elm City;  
four brothers, George Peaden of Wilson, David Peaden of Macclesfield, Amos  
Peaden and Russell Peaden, both of Tarboro.

Earl Bush
Aug. 30, 1927 Feb. 16, 2001
  Earl Bush, 73, died Friday. A memorial service will be conducted by the Rev.  
Bill Presnell at 3 p.m. Thursday at First United Methodist Church.
  Surviving are his wife, Ruth Ridenhour Bush; a daughter, Corbett Bush Hackney  
of Wilson; a son, Earl Gregory Bush of Wilson; two sisters, June Bush West and  
Jean Bush Provo, both of Raleigh; and four grandchildren.
  The family will receive friends at 1925 Canal Drive Wednesday from 6-8 p.m.
  Arrangements are being handled by Joyner’s Funeral Home, 4100 U.S. 264 West.

Neil B. Howell Jr.
  Neil Bernard Howell Jr., 58, of Morehead City died Saturday at his home. The  
funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Paul Millwood and the Rev. J.C. Parker at  
2 p.m. today at Garner Funeral Home Chapel, Kinston. Burial will follow in  
Pinelawn Memorial Park.  
  Howell was a retired truck driver for Estes Express Lines of Wilson.
  Surviving are his wife, Amy Smith Howell; a daughter, Michelle Howell French  
of Dover; a son, Richard Lee "Sam" Howell of Dover; a stepdaughter, Ronda  
Winstead of Morehead City; a stepson, Rodney Hawkins of Morehead City; his  
father, Neil B. Howell Sr. of Dover; a sister, Ann Howell Rains of Atlantic  
Beach; two grandchildren; and two stepgrandchildren.

Hugh D. Denton
  Hugh Douglas Denton of Lexington, S.C., formerly of Middlesex, died Thursday.  
The memorial service was held Sunday at 7 p.m. at Massey Funeral Home Chapel,  
Zebulon.
  Surviving are two sons, Brian Denton of Greenville and Brandon Denton of  
Zebulon; his father and stepmother, Frank W. and Doris Denton of Middlesex; two  
sisters, Gail Perry and Deborah Barrow, both of Zebulon; and one grandson.

Burnie A. Harper Jr.
  ASHEBORO -- The Rev. Burnie Alfine "Bill" Harper Jr., 76, died Saturday. The  
funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Gary E. Harper, the Rev. Lawrence  
Leonhardt and the Rev. Thurman Jenkins at 2 p.m. Tuesday at West Asheboro Church  
of God. Burial will follow in Oaklawn Cemetery.
  Surviving are his wife; four daughters, including Debbie H. Watson of Wilson;  
two sons; two sisters; two brothers; 11 grandchildren; and six great-
grandchildren.
  The family will receive friends at the church from 6-9 tonight and at other  
times at the home.
  Arrangements are being handled by Ridge Funeral Home.

Laura M. Perry
  Laura Mae Perry of Deland, Fla., formerly of Wilson, died Saturday. A  
graveside service will be conducted by the Rev. Dennis Sherrod at 3 p.m. today  
in Evergreen Memorial Gardens.
  Surviving are her brother, Donald Boyette of Bailey; one grandchild; and one  
great-grandchild.
  Arrangements are being handled by  Shingleton Funeral Home, 2407 W. Nash St.

Battle Narron
  KENLY -- Battle Narron, 90, of 8406 N.C. 42 West died Sunday at his home. The  
funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Alex Maultsby at 7 tonight at Coley  
Funeral Home Chapel. A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday in  
Buckhorn Cemetery.
  Surviving are his wife, Floye Hinnant Narron; a daughter, Kay Nichols of High  
Point; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
  The family will receive friends at the funeral home following the funeral.

Daisy P. Whaley
  Daisy Peacock Whaley, 84, of Swansboro, formerly of Kenly, died Friday. The  
funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Douglas Allen and the Rev. Henry Hardesty  
at 3 p.m. Tuesday at Coley Funeral Home, Kenly. Burial will follow in the  
Peacock Family Cemetery.
  Surviving are three daughters, Jo Mitchell of Raleigh, Jenny Johnston and Jean  
Carol Pearce, both of Swansboro; four sons, Benny Whaley of Morehead City, Gary  
Whaley of Fayetteville, Roger Whaley and Mark Whaley, both of Swansboro; one  
sister, Doris Love of Kenly; two brothers, Calvin Peacock and David Peacock,  
both of Kenly; 17 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-
grandchildren.
  The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7-9 tonight.  
Arrangements in Swansboro were handled by Jones Funeral Home.

Dessie M. Johnson
Nov. 2, 1908 Feb. 18, 2001
  Dessie Miller Johnson, 92, of Autumnfield Retirement Home of Belhaven died  
Sunday. A graveside service will be conducted by the Rev. Randy Maynard and the  
Rev. Ralph Hill at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Hollywood Cemetery.
  She was a member of Farmville United Methodist Church and a member of the  
Eastern Star Chapter 146 of Farmville.
  Surviving are three daughters, Carley Ann J. Weatherford of Rocky Mount, Flora  
Dean J. Herring of Walstonburg and Billie Louise J. Albritton of Hookerton; one  
sister, Ozella M. Weathers of Woodruff, S.C.; nine grandchildren; and 18 great-
grandchildren.
  The family will receive friends at Farmville Funeral Home from 7-8:30 tonight  
and at other times at the home of Bille Albritton, 1st Street Extension,  
Hookerton.

James Roberts Jr.
Nov. 21, 1931 Feb. 17, 2001
  James "Pap" Roberts Jr., 69, of Seven Springs died Saturday at Lenoir Memorial  
Hospital, Kinston. The funeral will be conducted by Elder Dameion Royal at 2  
p.m. Wednesday at Hamilton Funeral Chapel, Goldsboro. Burial will follow in  
Wayne Memorial Park, Goldsboro.
  Surviving are one son, Jerry Roberts of Goldsboro; and two sisters, Aline  
Lawson and Bessie Robinson, both of Dudley.
  The body may be viewed at Hamilton Funeral Home, Goldsboro Tuesday from 3-9  
p.m. The family will receive friends at 330 Durham Lake Road, Dudley where they  
will assemble one hour before the funeral.
  Arrangements are being handled by Hamilton Funeral Chapel, 726 S. Tarboro St.

Evelyn Bynum
  Evelyn Bynum, 90, of 707 Edwards St. died Sunday at Wilson Medical Center.
  Arrangements are incomplete and being handled by Hamilton Funeral Chapel, 726  
S. Tarboro St.

Sylvester Langston
  Sylvester "Syl" Langston, 30, of 106 Whitley St., Stantonsburg died Saturday  
at Wilson Medical Center.
  Arrangements are incomplete and being handled by Hamilton Funeral Chapel, 726  
S. Tarboro St.

Lillie C. Lipscomb
  Lillie Cooper Lipscomb, 88, of 617 Best St. died Sunday at her residence.
  Arrangements are incomplete and being handled by Hamilton Funeral Chapel, 726  
S. Tarboro St.

Premer R. Ward
  Premer R. Ward, 89, of 1660 Appie Road died Saturday at her home.
  Arrangements are incomplete and being handled by King & Darden Funeral Home,  
325 E. Nash St.

Robert Dunn
  Robert Dunn, 40, of 901 Briggs St. died Sunday at Wilson Medical Center.
  Arrangements are incomplete and being handled by King & Darden Funeral Home,  
325 E. Nash St.


February 20, 2001

Elgie R. Smith
  FREMONT -- Elgie Radford Smith, 95, died Sunday at Wilmed Nursing Care Center,  
Wilson. The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Timothy Creel and the Rev.  
Bill Cotton at 2 p.m. Thursday at Shackleford Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will  
follow in Pikeville Cemetery.
  Surviving are four daughters, Hilda Howell of Goldsboro, Viola Lucas of  
Fremont, Linda Vick of Lucama and Juanita Strickland of Pikeville; five sons,  
Andrew Smith and Roy Smith, both of Pikeville, Devid Smith of Princeton, Kenneth  
Smith of Goldsboro and George Smith of Florida; 62 grandchildren; 17 great-
grandchildren; and 13 great-great-grandchildren.
  The family will receive friends at the funeral home Wednesday from 7-8:30 p.m.  
and at other times at 1263 Aycock Dairy Road.

Elizabeth R. Jarrell
  Elizabeth Rene Jarrell, 16 of 8070 South N.C. 231, Middlesex died Saturday at  
Pitt County Memorial Hospital. A visitation, with a memorial service, will begin  
at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1300  
Jones St., Zebulon.  
  Surviving are her parents, Joseph and Deborah Brock Jarrell; a sister, Wendy  
Leigh Savitt of Middlesex; maternal grandmother, Phylis Brock of Middlesex; and  
paternal grandmother, Rosie Jarrell of Richmond, Va.
  Arrangements are being handled by Family Funeral Care, Zebulon.

Roscoe Thompson
  Roscoe "Ross" Thompson of 8417 N.C. 58, Stantonsburg died Monday at his  
residence.
  Arrangements are incomplete and being handled by Hamilton Funeral Chapel, 726  
S. Tarboro St.

Premer A. Ward
  Premer Adloney Ward, 89, of 1660 Appie Road, Walstonburg died Saturday at her  
home. The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Paul Sewell at 2 p.m. Wednesday  
at King & Darden Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Rest Haven Cemetery.
  Surviving are three sisters, Almeter Hall and Inez Winstead, both of  
Stantonsburg, and Ada Belle Mitchell of Wilson.
  The body may be viewed at the funeral home today from 3-8 p.m. The family will  
assemble at the funeral home one hour before the funeral.


February 21, 2001

Annie D. Applewhite
  GOLDSBORO -- Annie Doris Applewhite, 43, formerly of Wilson, died Monday at  
Wayne Memorial Hospital. The funeral was conducted by the Rev. Carlton Jackson  
today at Gospel Light Temple Apostolic Church. Burial followed in Elmwood  
Cemetery.
  Surviving are one daughter, Tiffany Applewhite of the home; three sons,  
Brochchae Applewhite and Quinton Applewhite, both of the home, and Toriano  
Applewhite of Goldsboro; her mother, Pauline Applewhite of Wilson; and three  
sisters, Margie Diggins and Lillie Applewhite, both of Wilson and Brenda  
Applewhite of Tulsa, Okla.
  Arrangements were handled by Rhodes Funeral Home.

Evelyn M. Bynum
Dec. 27, 1910 Feb. 18, 2001
  Evelyn Moore Bynum, 90, of 707 Edwards St. died Sunday at Wilson Medical  
center. The funeral will be conducted by Bishop Robert L. Gorham at 3 p.m.  
Friday at Hamilton Funeral Chapel, 726 S. Tarboro St. Burial will follow in Rest  
Haven Cemetery.
  Surviving are five daughters, Elizabeth Lucas and Jeraldine Coe-White, both of  
Wilson, Doris Parker of Kinston,  and Christine Bynum and Carol Williams, both  
of Brooklyn, N.Y.; one stepdaughter, Zida Howard of Wilson; four sons, Clarence  
Bynum and James Bynum, both of Wilson, Charles Bynum of Raleigh and Paul Bynum  
of Henderson; one stepson, Harvey Bynum of Snow Hill; 19 grandchildren; 14  
great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.
  The body may be viewed at Hamilton Funeral Chapel, 726 S. Tarboro St.,  
Thursday from 3-9 p.m. The family will receive friends at 1904 Claremont Circle  
and will assemble there one hour before the funeral.

W.F. Carter
July 13, 1931 Feb. 17, 2001
  SELMA -- W.F. "Bill" Carter, age 69, died Saturday at Wilson Medical Center. A  
graveside service was conducted by the Rev. Harmon Smith Tuesday in the Bedford  
Cemetery near Pikeville.
  Surviving are his wife; two daughters; three sons; his father; two sisters,  
including  Margie Turner of Wilson; six grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
  Arrangements were handled by Parrish Funeral Home.

Phyllis L. Boyd
  Phyllis Jean Latta Boyd, 52, of Norfolk, Va., died Friday at Norfolk General  
Hospital. The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Dumas A. Harshaw Jr. at 1:30  
p.m. Thursday at First Baptist Church, 101 S. Wilmington St., Raleigh. Burial  
will follow in Carolina Biblical Gardens, Raleigh.
  Surviving are two sons, Michael Gavin Boyd and Bryan Keefe Boyd, both of the  
home; three sisters, Gloria L. Corse of Raleigh, Matyre L. Knight of Wilson and  
Eunice L. Turner of New Carrollton, Md.; and three brothers, Herman L. Latta of  
Oxon Hill, Md., Gerald A. Latta of Raleigh and Ronald G. Latta of Durham.
  The body may be viewed at King & Darden Funeral Home, 325 E. Nash St. today  
from 5-8 p.m. and at the church Thursday from 12:30-1:30 p.m. The family will  
receive friends at the home of her daughter, 1408 Lofton Place, Raleigh, and  
will assemble there one hour before the funeral.

Milton Rowe Jr.
July 6, 1936 Feb. 17, 2001
  Milton Rowe Jr., 64, of Newark, N.J., formerly of Greene County, died Saturday  
at St. Michael’s Hospital, Newark, N.J. The funeral will be conducted by the  
Rev. B.G. Ward at 1 p.m. Friday at Hamilton Funeral Chapel, 726 S. Tarboro St.  
Burial will follow in St. Delight Cemetery, Walstonburg.
  Surviving are five sons, Karl Rowe of Los Angeles, Kevin Rowe, Kendall Rowe  
and Klayton Rowe, all of Atlanta, and Kenneth Rowe of Nashville, Tenn.; two  
sisters, Mary Williams of Walstonburg and Annie Doris Sauls of Wilson; and three  
brothers, Rudy Rowe of Walstonburg, Melvin Rowe of Fremont and Wilburt Rowe of  
Hempstead, N.Y.
  The body may be viewed at Hamilton Funeral Chapel, 726 S. Tarboro St.,  
Thursday from 3-9:30 p.m. with the family receiving friends there from 8:15-9:15  
p.m. and at other times at 4247 N.C. 58 South where they will assemble one hour  
before the funeral.

Timothy D. Carter
  Timothy D. Carter, 47, of 207 Bragg St. died Tuesday at his home.
  Arrangements are incomplete and being handled by King & Darden Funeral Home,  
325 E. Nash St.

Premer A. Ward
  Premer Adloney Ward is also survived by a brother, Douglas Rodgers of Wilson.  
His name was omitted in Tuesday’s edition.
  The Daily Times regrets the error.


February 22, 2001

Roscoe Thompson
Sept. 20, 1922 Feb. 18, 2001
  Roscoe "Ross" Thompson, 78, of 8417 N.C. 58 South, Stantonsburg died Monday at  
his residence. The funeral will be conducted by Bishop  J.E. Riddick at 11 a.m.  
Saturday at L.N. Forbes Original Free Will Baptist, 1800 Lane St. Burial will  
follow in St. Delight Cemetery, Walstonburg.
  Thompson was a member of Union Grove Free Will Baptist Church of Stantonsburg  
where he served as superintendent of the Sunday School, president of the senior  
choir, former youth adviser and an ordained deacon.
  Surviving are his wife, Irene Harris Thompson; five daughters, Emma Sauls of  
Dudley, Dorothy Coe, Corine Howard and Joyce Woodard, all of Wilson and Ida  
Sauls of Stantonsburg; five sons, Albert Thompson of East Orange, N.J., Rudolph  
Thompson, Ernest Thompson and Gene Thompson, all of Stantonsburg and John  
Thompson of Woodbridge, Va.; two sisters, Annie Mae Woodard of Elm City and  
Cleatrice Baldwin of Goldsboro; 30 grandchildren, including Richard Thompson of  
Stantonsburg, James Thompson of Wilson and Anthony "Chalk" Thompson of Austria,  
Germany, whom he reared; and 18 great-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 the residence where they will assemble one hour before the funeral.

Sylvester Langston
July 20, 1970 Feb. 17, 2001
  Sylvester "Syl" Langston, 30, of 106 Whitley St., Stantonsburg died Feb. 17 at  
Wilson Medical Center. The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Archie Harris  
at 2 p.m. Saturday at L.N. Forbes Original Free Will Baptist, 1800 Lane St.  
Burial will follow in Hamilton Burial Garden.
  Langston was employed with Applebee’s of Wilson.
  Surviving are his wife, Teawanda Hinnant Langston; 10 daughters, Satoya  
Langston, April Langston, Precious Johnson, Ameatria Parker, Tanisha Ingram,  
EbonŽ Hinnant, Jaylynn Hinnant, Joslynn Hinnant, Sylvia Langston and Tonya  
Langston, all of Wilson; three sons, Kendrick Pierce, Aliequan Hinnant and  
Maliquie Hinnant, all of Wilson; his mother, Barbara Ann Langston of Wilson; his  
father, Sylvester White Jr. of Wilson; three sisters, Shirley L. Chapman of  
Cary, Tracey Harris of Wilson and Latasha Dunn of Rocky Mount; four brothers,  
Sylvester Dunn of Pikeville, Quincy Dunn and Phillip White, both of Rocky Mount,  
and Shaun Campbell of Atlanta; maternal grandfather, Henry Lee Langston of  
Wilson; paternal grandmother, Ella Gray White of Tarboro; and paternal  
grandfather, Sylvester White Sr. of Walstonburg.
  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 residence and will assemble  
there one hour before the funeral.

John E. Bynum
  John Elvis Bynum, 38, of 710 Suggs St. died Feb. 16 at his home. The funeral  
will be conducted by Bishop Robert L. Gorham at 2 p.m. Friday at King & Darden  
Funeral Home, 325 E. Nash St. Burial will follow in Rest Haven Cemetery.
  Surviving are one daughter, Chakela Langston of Rocky Mount; four sons, Travis  
Langston, John Bynum III, Pierrc Bynum and Antwan Bynum, all of Rocky Mount; his  
mother, Lula Bynum of Rocky Mount; four sisters, Lorraine Horne of Rocky Mount,  
Gloria Hagans, Sebrena Bynum and Lonice Melton, all of Wilson; four brothers,  
David Bynum of Maury, Ricky Bynum of Atlanta, Eddie Bynum of Elm City and  
Michael Bynum of New Jersey; and his grandmother, Viola Bynum of Rocky Mount.
  The body may be viewed at the funeral home today from 1-8:30 p.m. with the  
family receiving friends there from 7-8 p.m. and at other times at the residence  
of his sister, Gloria Hagans, 614 Cemetery St., where they will assemble one  
hour before the funeral.

Robert E. Dunn
  Robert Earl Dunn, 30, of 901 Briggs St. died Sunday at Wilson Medical Center.  
The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. J.L. Tyson at 2 p.m. Friday at Atkins  
Tabernacle, Sims. Burial will follow in Hamilton Burial Garden, Wilson.
  Surviving are his daughter, Pricilla Taylor; his mother, Bettie Mae Bullock of  
Wilson; his father, Charlie Daniels Jr. of Wilson; seven sisters, Cynthia   
Langston, Franxine Woodard, Renee Hart, Natasha Bullock, Gail Kent, Delphine  
Lucas and Clemetine Dixon, all  of Wilson; and five brothers, Ricky Hart of the  
home, Harold Bullock Jr. of Bailey, Larry Bynum, Charles Earl Daniels and Terry  
Daniels, both of Wilson.
  The body may be viewed at King & Darden Funeral Home, 325 E. Nash St., today  
from 2-8:30 p.m. The family will receive friends at the residence and will  
assemble there one hour before the funeral.

Martha W. Hoggard
  LEWISTON -- Martha Elizabeth "Betsy" Whitehead Hoggard, 73, died Feb. 15 at  
Martin General Hospital. A graveside service was conducted by the Rev. Jon Smith  
Feb. 17 in Hoggard Memorial Cemetery.
  Surviving are two sons; one daughter, Diane H. Boyd of Hamilton, formerly of  
Wilson; two sisters; four grandchildren; three stepgrandchildren; and two  
stepgreat-grandchildren.
  Arrangements were handled by Biggs Funeral Home, Williamston.

Odis W. Thomas
  Odis W. Thomas, 78, of Par Three Drive died Wednesday at Britthaven of Wilson.
  Arrangements are incomplete and being handled by Thomas-Yelverton Funeral  
Service, 2704 W. Nash St.

Charles Raines
  Charles Raines, 81, of Canterbury Road died Wednesday at Rex Hospital,  
Raleigh.
  Arrangements are incomplete and being handled by Thomas-Yelverton Funeral  
Service, 2704 W. Nash St.


February 23, 2001

Odis W. Thomas
  The Rev. Odis W. Thomas, 78, of Par Three Drive died Wednesday at Britthaven  
of Wilson. The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Merrill Davis and the Rev.  
Gary Bryant at 11:30 a.m. Burial will follow in Maplewood Cemetery.
  Surviving are his wife, Luvenia Thomas; three sisters, Grace T. Newsome Goins  
of Fountain and Eula Mae T. Crawford and Elizabeth T. Fears, both of Newport  
News, Va.; and three brothers, Robert Thomas of New Bern, Edward Thomas of Snow  
Hill and George L. Thomas of Camden, N.J.
  The family will receive friends at Thomas-Yelverton Funeral Service, 2704 W.  
Nash St., from 7-8:30 tonight.

William M. Woodard
  William M. Woodard, 89, died Thursday at Wilson Medical Center. A graveside  
service will be conducted by the Rev. Keith Sexton and the Rev. Dan Jones at 3  
p.m. Saturday in Maplewood Cemetery.
  Surviving are his wife, Doris Holmes Woodard; and two sons, Billy Woodard and  
Fred Woodard, both of Wilson.
  The family will receive friends at Thomas-Yelverton Funeral Service, 2704 W.  
Nash St. from, 7-8:30 tonight.

Lillie C. Lipscomb
April 2, 1912 Feb. 18, 2001
  Lillie Cooper Lipscomb, 88, of 617 Best St. died Feb. 18 at her residence. The  
funeral will be conducted by the Rev. James Moore at 1 p.m. Sunday at Hamilton  
Funeral Chapel, 726 S. Tarboro St. Burial will follow in Rest Haven Cemetery.
  She was a member of Mary Grove Church of Lucama.
  Surviving are several nieces and nephews.
  The body may be viewed at the funeral home Saturday from 3-9 p.m. The family  
will receive friends at 6605 Speight School Road and will assemble there one  
hour before the funeral.

James T. Gainey
  GOLDSBORO -- James Thorpe Gainey, 69, formerly of Wilson, died Tuesday at Duke  
University Medical Center in Durham. The funeral was conducted by the Rev.  
Arthur Warren and the Rev. Jim Coile today at 11 a.m. at Providence United  
Methodist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.
  Survived are his wife, Joyce McGowan Gainey; two daughters, Teri Gainey  
Armstrong of Cary and Scottie Gainey Presley of Greensboro; one son, James  
"Jimmy" Thomas Gainey of Goldsboro; two sisters, Judith Gainey Cates of High  
Point and Marilyn Gainey Ryden of Goldsboro; three brothers, Robert "Bob"  
Gainey, Dale Gainey and Ashley Gainey, all of Goldsboro; and four grandchildren.
  Arrangements were handled by Seymour Funeral Home.

Evala Mae V. Wilson
  CAMDEN, N.J. -- Evala Mae Vick Wilson, 67, a native of Wilson, N.C., died  
Monday at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital. The funeral will be held at 11 a.m.  
Saturday at Antioch Baptist Church.
  Surviving are four daughters, Diane Wilson of St. Louis, Gloria Wilson,  
Shirley Wilson and Darlene Wilson, all of Camden; two sons, Walter Wilson and  
Aaron Grady, both of Camden.; one sister, Helen Wills Blackmon of Kenly, N.C.;  
one brother, Samuel Wells of Kenly; and 14 grandchildren.
  The body may be viewed at the church Saturday from 9-11 a.m.

Bessie J. Boswell
  Bessie Jane Boswell, 62, died Thursday. A graveside service will be conducted  
by the Rev. Eddie Price at 2 p.m. Saturday in Evergreen Memorial Gardens.
  She was an employee of Electric Supply Company for 44 years. She was a member  
of First Baptist Church for over 50 years and Grace Baptist Church for the past  
four years where she sang in the choir and was the Mayola class secretary.
  Surviving are her children, Pam Hayes Carroll and Greg Hayes, both of  
Chesapeake, Va., and Kathy Hayes Proctor of Wilson; one sister, Mary Boswell  
Whitley of Wilson; two brothers, Bob Boswell and Tom Boswell, both of Wilson;  
and six grandchildren.
  The family will receive friends at the graveside following the service.
  Arrangements are being handled by Joyner’s Funeral Home, 4100 U.S. 264 West.

Sylvester Langston
  The place of assembly for the family of Sylvester "Syl" Langston has been  
changed to 105 Bragg St.


February 24, 2001

Fay M. Stevenson
  FREMONT -- Fay Marsh Stevenson, 78, of 103 Dock St. died Thursday night.  
Graveside services will be conducted by the Rev. Michael Daniels at 2 p.m.  
Sunday at Elmwood Cemetery.
  Stevenson was retired from Branch Bank & Trust Co.
  Surviving are two daughters, Faye Ellis of Fremont and Jean Warren of South  
Hampton, N.J.; one son, Robert L. "Bob" Stevenson Jr. of Austin, Texas; one  
brother, John S. "Jack" Marsh of Bath; six grandchildren; and one great-
granddaughter.
  The family will be at Seymour Funeral Home, 1300 Wayne Memorial Drive,  
Goldsboro, from 7-9 tonight.

Timothy D. Carter
  Timothy D. Carter, 47, of 207 Bragg St. died Monday at his home. The funeral  
will be conducted by the Rev. Donnie Daniels at 3 p.m. at Piney Grove Baptist  
Church. Burial will follow in Rest Haven Cemetery.
  Surviving are four daughters, Shana Denise Coleman, Mary Ruffin and Teresa  
Wooten, all of Wilson, and Annie Doris Horne of Richmond, Va.; one son, James  
Hines of Wilson; seven sisters, Betty Bell, Georgia Smith, Margaret S. Carter,  
Thelma Hodges, Phillis Carter, Renee Shaw and Pam Carter, all of Wilson; five  
brothers, Jeremiah Carter, Frederick Carter, Calvin Carter, Steve Carter, all of  
Wilson, Aaron Carter of Norfolk, Va.; and 15 grandchildren.
  Viewing today from 4-8:30 p.m. and the family will be at King & Darden Funeral  
Home, 325 E. Nash St., from 7-8 tonight. The family will assemble at the  
residence one hour prior to the funeral.

Theresa C. Davenport Pate
  Theresa Charlotte Davenport Pate, 81, of 502 Forrest Road, died Friday at  
Wilmed Nursing Center. The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. David Kimbrell  
at 3 p.m. Sunday at Thomas-Yelverton Funeral Service. Burial will follow at  
Evergreen Memorial Gardens.
  Surviving are two sons, Sidney Pate of Stantonsburg and Johnny Pate of Wilson;  
two brothers, William R. Davenport Jr. of Walstonburg and Edward "Sonny"  
Davenport of Cary; two sisters, Margie Vick and Myrtle Mayo, both of Wilson;  
five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
  The family will be at Thomas-Yelverton Funeral Service, W. Nash St., today  
from 1-3 p.m. prior to the funeral.

Lillie C. Lipscomb
  The family of Lillie Cooper Lipscomb, who died Feb. 18, will gather at 617  
Best St. Sunday prior to the 1 p.m. funeral service at Hamilton Funeral Chapel.


February 26, 2001

Louise B. Lewis
  KENLY -- Louise Barnes Lewis, 82, of 200 E. Wilson St. died Friday at her home.  
The funeral was conducted by the Rev. James Joyner at 2 p.m. Sunday at Coley  
Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in the Overman Family Cemetery.
  Surviving are her husband, Stephen H. Lewis Jr.; one daughter, Carol Ann Pope  
of Virginia Beach, Va..; one son, Ted C. Lewis of Wilson; one sister, Glennie B.  
Moore of Smithfield; six grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Cornell Savage
March 20, 1930 Feb. 24, 2001
  Cornell Savage, 70, a resident of Avante at Wilson, formerly of 1603-A3  
Kincaid Ave., died Saturday at Wilson Medical Center.
  Arrangements are incomplete and being handled by Hamilton Funeral Chapel, 726  
S. Tarboro St.

Hilliard Evans
June 15, 1913 Feb. 25, 2001
  Hilliard Evans, 87, of Middlesex died Sunday. The funeral will be conducted by  
the Rev. Braxton Creech and the Rev. Scott Barnes at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Joyner’s  
Funeral Home, 4100 U.S. 264 West. Burial will follow in Evergreen Memorial  
Gardens.
  Surviving are two daughters, Sue Evans Brantley and Lorraine Evans Eason, both  
of Rocky Mount; two sons, Delton Lee Evans of Bailey and Hilliard "Wayne" Evans  
of Middlesex; one sister, Lillian Pennington of Utah; one half-sister, Emma  
Taylor of Wilson; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
  The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7-9 tonight and at  
other times at 8596 Graham Brantley Road, Bailey.

Joyce P. Pipkin
  Joyce P. Pipkin, 79, of 7100 Gardner St., Saratoga died Sunday at her  
residence.
  Arrangements are incomplete and being handled by Thomas-Yelverton Funeral  
Service, 2704 W. Nash St.

Lela P. Eatmon
  Lela Parrish Bass Eatmon, 81, died Saturday at Brekenridge Retirement Center,  
Rocky Mount. A graveside service was conducted by the Rev. Charles Bartholomew  
at 11 a.m. today in Maplewood Cemetery.
  Surviving are two daughters, Winifred Chocklett of Rocky Mount and Connie  
Chocklett of Mauldin, S.C.; one son, Tom Bass of Charlotte; one sister, Iver  
Crabtree of Mebane; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
  Arrangements were handled by Thomas-Yelverton Funeral Service, 2704 W. Nash  
St.

Lucy W. Sutton
  Lucy Whitfield Koonce Sutton, 90, of 3071 Contentnea Road South died Saturday.  
The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Jerry Braziel at 1 p.m. today at  
Garner Funeral Home Chapel, Kinston. Burial will follow in the Russell Family  
Cemetery, Dover.
  Surviving are two daughters, Doris Weaver of Wilson and Lucy Agnes "Tennie"  
Daniels of Tyler, Texas; two sons, Charles I. Sutton and Edward L. Sutton, both  
of Cove City; one sister, Margaret Avery of Cove City; 13 grandchildren; 17  
great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

Bessie M. Lane
  Bessie Mosley Lane, 85, of Rocky Mount died Friday. The funeral was conducted  
by the Rev. Scott Gleason at 11 a.m. today at Johnson Funeral Home, Rocky Mount.  
Burial followed in Evergreen Memorial Gardens, Wilson.
  She was a member of Union Missionary Baptist Church.
  Surviving are nieces and nephews.

Mildred L. Turnage
Jan. 11, 1924 Feb. 25, 2001
  Mildred Lucas Turnage, 77, of 102 Williams Drive, Black Creek died Sunday at  
Wilson Medical Center. A graveside service will be conducted by the Rev. Kelly  
Gallagher-Smith at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Evergreen Memorial Gardens.
  Surviving are one sister, Margaret Gardner of Wilson.
  The family will receive friends at Shingleton Funeral Home, 2407 W. Nash St.  
from 7-8:30 tonight.

Paul W. Willoughby Sr.
  KENLY -- The Rev. Paul William Willoughby Sr., 85, did Thursday. The funeral  
was held Sunday at 2 p.m. at Parrish Funeral Home, Selma. Burial followed in  
Kenly Cemetery.
  He was the founder and first pastor of Kenly Church of God.
  Surviving are six daughters, Jean Worley and Edith Hare, both of Kenly, Doris  
Barbee of Pine Level, Carolyn Hare of Angier, Judy Johnson of Durham and Phyllis  
Capps of Smithfield; three sons, Paul Willoughby Jr. of Selma, and Ralph  
Willoughby and Chuck Willoughby, both of Kenly; 30 grandchildren; and 26 great-
grandchildren.


February 27, 2001

Joyce P. Pipkin
  Joyce Pittman Pipkin, 79, of 7100 Gardner St., Saratoga died Sunday at her  
home. The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. LaVon Phillips at 11 a.m.  
Thursday at Thomas-Yelverton Funeral Service, 2704 W. Nash St.  Burial will  
follow in Maplewood Cemetery.
  Surviving are her  daughter, Sandra Briggs of Big Canoe, Ga.; six sons, Don A  
Pipkin of Wilson, Ralph E. Pipkin Jr. and Gary Wayne Pipkin, both of Saratoga,  
Ronald J. Pipkin of Bunn, Tony Ray Pipkin of Elm City and Gerald Alan Pipkin of  
Rocky Mount; one sister, Ruby Lawrence of New Bern; 14 grandchildren; and three  
great-grandchildren.
  The family will receive friends at the funeral home Wednesday from 7-8:30 p.m.  
and at other times at the home.

Cornell Savage
March 20, 1930 Feb. 24, 2001
  Cornell Savage, 70, of 1603-A3 Kincaid Ave. died Saturday at Wilson Medical  
Center. The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Margaret Spell and the Rev.  
Eula Mae Cooper at 1 p.m. Thursday at Hamilton Funeral Chapel, 726 S. Tarboro  
St. Burial will follow in Hamilton Burial Garden.
  Savage was a member of Summerville Chapel Holiness Church.
  Surviving are one sister, Vivian Thomas of Wilson; one brother, Willie Savage  
of Wilson; and his caregivers, the Rev. and Mrs. William Rogers of Fremont.
  The body may be viewed at the funeral home Wednesday from 3-9 p.m. The family  
will receive friends at the funeral home Thursday at noon and at other times at  
621 Jay Cross Road, Fremont, where they will assemble at 11 a.m. for the funeral  
procession.

Marjorie O. Cobb
July 7, 1917 Feb. 26, 2001
  Marjorie Owens Cobb, 83, of Macclesfield died Monday. The funeral will be  
conducted by the Rev. Don Steffa and the Rev. Danny Hines Wednesday at 2 p.m. at  
Macclesfield Christian Church.  Burial will follow in Queen Anne Cemetery,  
Fountain.
  Surviving are three daughters, Peggy Webb and Kathryn Ford, both of  
Macclesfield, and Betsy Tolson of Pinetops; two sisters, Ida Ruth Moseley of  
Crisp and Doris Wainwright of Darlington, S.C.; one brother, Edgar H. Owens of  
Farmville; five grandchildren; and four great grandchildren.
  The family will receive friends at Carlisle Funeral Home from 7 to 9 tonight  
and other times at the home of Betsy and Norris Tolson, Pinetops.

Junior L. Grantham
  Junior L. Grantham, 74, of Pikeville died Thursday. The funeral will be held  
at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Elm Grove Church of Christ Disciples of Christ,  
Pikeville. Burial will follow in Elmwood Cemetery, Goldsboro.
  Arrangements are being handled by Hamilton Funeral Home, Goldsboro.

February 28, 2001

David B. Williams
  DENVER -- David Brian Williams, 23, died Sunday. The funeral will be held at 2  
p.m. Thursday at Wilkerson Funeral Home, Chapel, Greenville. Burial will follow  
in Pinewood Memorial Park.
  Surviving are his wife; three sons; one stepdaughter; his mother and  
stepfather; his father and stepmother; one sister; paternal grandmother,  
Elizabeth Driver of Bailey; and his stepgrandparents.
  The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7-9 tonight.

William B. Davis
  William Ben "Billy" Davis, 61, formerly of Wilson, died Saturday at Pitt  
County Memorial Hospital, Greenville. A graveside service will be conducted by  
the Rev. Daniel Johnson at 3 p.m. Thursday at Maplewood Cemetery.
  Visitation will be held from 7-8:30 tonight at Thomas-Yelverton Funeral  
Service, 2704 W. Nash St.


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