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February 1, 2001

William J. King
May 7, 1938 Jan. 30, 2002
  NASHVILLE -- William John King, 63, died Wednesday. The funeral will be  
conducted by the Rev. Scott Smallwood at 11 a.m. Saturday at Nashville United  
Methodist Church. Burial will follow in Forest Hill Cemetery.
  King was a member of Nashville United Methodist Church.
  Survivors include a sister, Mabel Gray Henry of Wilson.
  The family will receive friends at Johnson Funeral Home, Nashville, from 7-
8:30 tonight.

Ronald W. Bass
  EUREKA -- Ronald Wayne Bass, 54, of 434 Turner Swamp Road died Thursday at his  
residence. The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday in the chapel of  
Shackleford Funeral Service, 102 N. Pine St., Fremont.
  Surviving are his wife, Pamela Sue Bass; a son, Gregory Wayne Bass of Eureka;  
his mother, Marjorine Ferrell Bass Jones; four sisters, Betty Neal Holcomb,  
Renee Barnes, Margie Nell Boyette and Addie Mae Hill; three brothers, Larry  
Bass, Danny Bass and Ronnie Bass; and one granddaughter.
  The family will receive friends at the funeral home Saturday from 7-8:30 p.m.

Stella D. Cavanaugh
Sept. 26, 1914 Jan. 30, 2002
  SELMA -- Stella Dixon Cavanaugh, 87, died Wednesday at her home. A memorial  
service will be conducted by the Rev. John B. Thompson at 2 p.m. Sunday at  
Greenleaf Memorial Park Outdoor Chapel, New Bern.
  Surviving are a sister, Mitchell Dixon Henry of Kenly; and a brother, Cecil  
Dixon of Micro.
  The family will receive friends following the memorial service and at her home  
969 Pine Level-Micro Road.

Vance V. Macy Jr.
  The correct date of birth for Vance VanHorn Macy Jr. is April 29, 1951. The  
date was incorrect in Thursday’s edition.
  The Daily Times regrets the error.


February 2, 2002

Rufus C. Rochelle
Aug. 27, 1911 Feb. 1, 2002
  Rufus Carman Rochelle, 90, died Friday. A graveside service will be conducted  
by the Rev. Wayne King at 2 p.m. Sunday at Maplewood Cemetery.
  Rochelle was a retired employee of the City of Wilson.
  Surviving are his son, Steve Thomas Rochelle of Wilson; two sisters, Eva  
Thigpen of Portsmouth, Va., and Luella Edwards of Jacksonville; six  
grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
  The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Saturday at Joyner’s Funeral  
Home, 4100 U.S. 264.

Tony A. Haskins
May 22, 1957 Jan. 31, 2002
  Tony Anthony Haskins, 44, of 1314 Atlantic St., died Thursday at Nash General  
Hospital, Rocky Mount. The funeral will be conducted by pastor Gail Speight at 2  
p.m. Sunday at Wilson Chapel Free Will Baptist Church, 513 E. Barnes St. Burial  
will follow in Rest Haven Cemetery.
  Surviving are six sisters, Gloria Barnes, Patricia Hines, Brenda McCoy, Helen  
Haskins, Malinda Smith and Lavoris "Pam" Haskins, all of Wilson; one brother,  
David Haskins of Union, N.J.; and his maternal grandmother, Sudie B. Haskins of  
Wilson.
  The body may be viewed today from 2-7:30 p.m. at Edwards Funeral Home, 805 E.  
Nash St. The family will receive friends at the residence where they will  
assemble  one hour before the funeral.

Ruby L. Howell
July 31, 1917 Jan. 30, 2002
  Ruby Lee Howell, 84, a resident of Brian Center of Raleigh, died Wednesday.  
The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Paul Bunch at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the  
Hamilton Funeral Chapel, 726 S. Tarboro St. Burial will follow in the Hamilton  
Burial Garden, Lane Street Extension.
  Surviving are three daughters, Bettie J. Howell and Joyce F. Howell, both of  
Queens, N.Y., and JoAnn Hinnant of Killeen, Texas; one son, Bobby Howell of  
Capitol Heights, Md.; one sister, Sarah Shanks of Queens, N.Y.; one brother,  
Willie Howell of Wilson; 11 grandchildren; and a number of great-grandchildren.
  The body may be viewed Monday from 3-9 p.m. at the Hamilton Funeral Chapel.  
The family will receive friends at 1621 Martin Luther King Parkway where they  
will assemble  one hour before the funeral.

Clara Harris
  GOLDSBORO -- Clara Harris, 54, of 1905-A John Court, died at her residence  
Wednesday. The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. E.B. Coley at 2 p.m. today  
at Elm Grove Disciples of Christ Church, Pikeville. Burial will follow in  
Willowdale Cemetery, Elm Street, Goldsboro.
  Surviving are her husband; two daughters; one son; five sisters, including  
Laura Sauls of Fremont and Thelma Yelverton of Pikeville; one brother; and two  
grandchildren.
  The family will assemble at the residence one hour before the funeral.


February 4, 2002

Millard C. House
June 29, 1935 Feb. 1, 2002
  Millard Creech House, 66, of 2285 Biltmore Road, Spring Hope died Friday at  
Pitt County Memorial Hospital, Greenville. A graveside service will be conducted  
by the Rev. Dennis Sherrod at 2 p.m. today in Bailey Cemetery.
  Surviving are two daughters, Cheryl Ann Vick and Phyllis Ann Jean House, both  
of Rocky Mount; one sister, Joyce Ann Wester of Dortches; one brother, Zelbie  
House of Dortches; and two grandchildren.
  Arrangements are being handled by Shingleton  Funeral Home, 2407 W. Nash St.

Lawrence R. Williams
July 6, 1927 Feb. 1, 2002
  Lawrence Ray Williams, 74, of 3201 Holly Trail died Friday. The funeral will  
be conducted by the Rev. Ron Capps and the Rev. Fred Jones at 2  p.m. today in  
the chapel of Thomas-Yelverton Funeral Service, 2704 W. Nash St. Burial will  
follow in Evergreen Memorial Park.
  Williams was retired from the U.S. Navy as senior chief gunners mate and from  
Nucor Bearing Products.
  Surviving is his wife, Adeline H. Williams.

Reba E. Ellis
  AYDEN -- Reba E. Ellis, 77, died Saturday. A graveside service will be held at  
3 p.m. Tuesday in Macclesfield Cemetery.
  She was a member of Macclesfield Presbyterian Church.
  Surviving are one daughter, Wanda Ellis Cannon of Grifton; two sons, Charles  
Dennis Ellis of Tarboro and Paul Vinson Ellis of Fountain; one sister, Joyce  
Peaden of Falkland; two stepsisters, Edna Inez Register of New Bern and Mae  
Robins of Elm City; six grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
  The family will receive friends at Farmer Funeral Service from 7-9 tonight.

Robert L. Davis
May 22, 1948 Feb. 2, 2002
  ELM CITY -- Robert Lynwood Davis, 53, died Saturday. The funeral will be  
conducted by the Rev. David DeHart and the Rev. Barry Gardner at 11 a.m. Tuesday  
at Peoples Chapel Free Will Baptist Church of Elm City. Burial will follow in  
the church cemetery.
  Surviving are his wife, Linda Batts Davis of Elm City; two sons, Scottie  
Lynwood Davis of Elm City and Michael Robert Davis of Lucama; his parents,  
Robert and Junie Godwin Davis of Bailey; and two sisters, Barbara D. Carroll of  
Raleigh and Joyce D. Flora of Spring Hope.
  The family will receive friends at  Joyner’s Funeral Home, 4100 U.S. 264 West,  
from 7-9 tonight and at other times at 6053 Homestead Road.


February 5, 2002

Virginia S. Boswell
  ELM CITY -- Virginia Strickland Boswell, 85, died Monday.
  Arrangements are incomplete and being handled by Joyner’s Funeral Home, 4100  
U.S. 264 West.

Helen W. Dougherty
  AHOSKIE -- Helen Willoughby Dougherty, 92, died Monday at Guardian Care Nursing  
Home. The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Robert May at 2 p.m. Wednesday  
at Garrett Funeral Home.
  Surviving are three daughters; three sons, including Bill Willoughby of  
Wilson; one sister; 16 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and seven  
great-great-grandchildren.
  The family will receive friends at the funeral home following the service and  
other times at the home of her daughter, Katie Hyatt, 251 N.C. 561 East.

Harold Stott
  BAILEY -- Harold Stott, 72, of 13062 Stott Road died Tuesday at his home.
  Arrangements are incomplete and being handled by Shingleton  Funeral Home,  
2407 W. Nash St.


February 6, 2002

Kendrick R. Best
  Kendrick Rashon Best, 16, of 3630 Sandpit Road, Stantonsburg died Sunday at  
Pitt County Memorial Hospital, Greenville. The funeral will be held at 3 p.m.  
Thursday at Victory and Dominion Church, Highway 258 South, Snow Hill. Burial  
will follow in St. James AME Cemetery.
  Surviving are his mother, Ethel Marie Best of the home; his father, Kenneth  
Ray Moody of Wilson; a sister, Tierra Best of Stantonsburg; and a brother,  
Reginald Best of Hampton, Va.
  The family will receive friends at S. Connor Memorial Funeral Home, Snow Hill,  
from 7-8 tonight.

Allison O. Mercer
Sept. 12, 1908 Feb. 5, 2002
  Allison O. "Meggie" Mercer, 93, of Lucama died Tuesday. A graveside service  
will be conducted by the Rev. DeWayne Eakes at 3 p.m. Thursday in Evergreen  
Memorial Park.
  Surviving are a son, William "Windy" Mercer of Lucama; a sister, Sallie Lucas  
of Lucama; 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 7016 Windy Road.

Harold F. Stott
Oct. 30, 1929 Feb. 5, 2002
  BAILEY -- Harold Fred Stott, 72, of 13062 Stott Road died Tuesday at his home.  
A graveside service will be conducted by the Rev. Pete Stone at 11 a.m. Friday  
in Bailey City Cemetery.
  Surviving are his wife, Laura Denton Stott; three daughters, Jean Stott  
Denton, Debbie Stott Curtis and Lori Stott Poythress, all of Bailey; two sons,  
Steve Stott of Bailey and Willard Stott of Wilson, one sister, Lucinda Schramm  
of Vienna, Va.; one brother,  William Stott of Rock Hill, S.C.; 11  
grandchildren; and two great-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.

Marie G. McLawhorn
  Marie Gray McLawhorn, 75, of Salem, Va., died Monday. The funeral will be  
conducted by Robert Lester Hurt at 11 a.m. Friday in the chapel of Taylor-
Edwards Funeral Home, Snow Hill. Burial will follow in Evergreen Memorial  
Estates, Grifton.
  Surviving are her husband; a daughter; four brothers, including Earl Gray of  
Stantonsburg and Dan Gray of Snow Hill; three grandchildren; and five great-
grandchildren.
  The family will receive friends at  John M. Oakey & Son Funeral Home, Salem,  
Va., from 6-8 tonight; Thursday from 7-9 p.m. at Taylor-Edwards Funeral Home,  
Snow Hill; and at other times at the residence of Dan and Mary Frances Gray,  
1697 Highway 258 South, Snow Hill.

Richard F. Brinson
Dec. 28, 1934 Feb. 5, 2002
  Richard F. "Gene" Brinson, 67, of Lucama died Tuesday. A graveside service  
will be conducted by the Rev. Kellie Gallager-Smith at 3 p.m. Thursday in  
Maplewood Cemetery.
  Surviving are his wife, Celia Watson Brinson; his mother, Dorothy Kennedy  
Brinson; and a sister, Georgiana Fleishman of Goldsboro.
  The family will receive friends at Joyner’s Funeral Home, 4100 U.S. 264 West,  
from 7-8:30 tonight and at other times at 303 Goldsboro St., Lucama.

Ima E. Mewborn
May 30, 1912 Feb. 5, 2002
  FARMVILLE -- Ima Eula Mewborn, 89, died Tuesday. A memorial service will be  
held at 11 a.m. Friday at Farmville Presbyterian Church. A private burial will  
be held prior to the memorial service in Forest Hills Cemetery.
  Surviving are three sisters, Ailine Eloise Mewborn of Farmville, Beulah  
Barbara Mewborn of Snow Hill and Nine Lee Mewborn Garner of Greenville; and one  
brother, George Lemuel Mewborn Jr. of Snow Hill.
  The family will receive friends at the church following the memorial service.
  Arrangements are being handled by Farmville Funeral Home.

Mary M. Wood
  FARMVILLE -- Mary M. Wood, 75, died Tuesday. The funeral will be held at 2 p.m.  
Thursday in the chapel of Farmville Funeral Home. Burial will follow in  
Crestlawn Memorial Gardens.

Patsy H. Lancaster
  PIKEVILLE -- Patsy M. H. Lancaster, 89, died Monday. A graveside service will  
be held at 11 a.m. Thursday in Lancaster Cemetery.
  Arrangements are being handled by Seymour Funeral Home, Goldsboro.

Iola P. Dunn
  KENLY -- Iola P. Dunn, 89, died Tuesday.
  Arrangements are incomplete and being handled by Coley Funeral Home.

Burleigh G. Exum
  KENLY -- Burleigh G. Exum, 70, died Tuesday.
  Arrangements are incomplete and being handled by Coley Funeral Home.


February 7, 2002

William Rose
  FREMONT -- William  Hudson Rose, 95, died Wednesday at Mayview Convalescent  
Center of Raleigh. A private graveside service will be held in the Dickinson  
Family Cemetery on Friday.
  Surviving are one daughter, Linda Rose of Carrollton, Ga.; three sons, Dick  
Rose and Kent Rose, both of Raleigh, and Gary Rose of Fremont; and seven  
grandchildren.
  The family will receive friends Friday from 3-5 p.m. at Fremont United  
Methodist Church.
  Arrangements are being handled by Seymour Funeral Home, Goldsboro.

Iola P. Dunn
  Iola Mae Pribble Dunn, 89, of 11492 N.C. 222 West, Middlesex died Tuesday at  
Smithfield Manor. A graveside service will be conducted by the Rev. Braxton  
Creech at 1 p.m. Friday in Fort Hill Memorial Park, Lynchburg, Va.
  Surviving are one daughter, Judy Dunn Narron of Middlesex; a sister, Margaret  
Lynch of Florida.; five grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.
  The family will receive friends at Fort Hill Memorial Park Mausoleum Chapel  
prior to the service.
  Arrangements are being handled by Coley Funeral Home, Kenly.

Burleigh G. Exum
  KENLY -- Burleigh G. Exum, 70, died Tuesday at Wilson Medical Center. A  
graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Bennet Barnes  
cemetery.
  Surviving are one stepdaughter, Valerie Brone of Wilson; two stepsons, Geoff  
Brone of Pinehurst and the Rev. Larry Brone of Tarboro; and three sisters,  
Connie House of Selma, Bettie Exum of Micro and Peggy Anderson of New Hill.
  The family will receive friends at the home of Connie and J.R. House, 2128  
Bizzell Grove Church Road, Selma.
  Arrangements are being handled by Coley Funeral Home, Kenly.

Gregory H. Nelms
Oct. 15, 1963 Feb. 4, 2002
  Gregory "Greg" Harold Nelms, 38, died Monday at his home. The funeral will be  
conducted by the Rev. Harry Kahn and the Rev. Everette Marion at 3 p.m. today in  
the chapel of Bowling Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Pineview Cemetery.
  Surviving are his mother; four sisters, including Lou Ellen Parker of Wilson;  
and one brother.
  Arrangements are being handled by Bowling Funeral Home, Rocky Mount.

Albertus Mark
  Bishop Albertus Mark, 92, of Greenville died Sunday. The funeral will be held  
at 1 p.m. Friday at Atkins Memorial Tabernacle, Sims. A service will also be  
held on Sunday at St. Rest Holiness Church of Mayesville, S.C. Burial will  
follow in Mayesville Cemetery, Mayesville, S.C.
  The family will receive friends at Atkins Memorial Tabernacle, Sims, from 7-
8:30 tonight.
  Arrangements are being handled by Perkins Funeral Home, Bethel.

Virginia S. Boswell
Jan. 30, 1917 Feb. 4. 2002
  Virginia Strickland Boswell, 85, of Elm City died Monday in Sebring, Fla. The  
funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Jack Clifford and the Rev. Lynn White at 1  
p.m. Saturday at Joyner’s Funeral Home, 4100 U.S. 264 West. Burial will follow  
in Maplewood Cemetery.
  She was a member of First Christian Church and the Fellowship Sunday School  
class. She was a retired sales associate with Belk Beck of Graham.
  Surviving are her daughter, Mary Jo Stogdale of Winston-Salem; her son, Grady  
D. Boswell of Sebring, Fla.; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
  The family will receive friends at the funeral home Friday from 7-9 p.m.

Olivia N. Foster
  Olivia Newsome Foster, 71, a resident of the Future Care Nursing Center,  
Clinton, Md., died Wednesday.
  Arrangements are incomplete and being handled by Hamilton Funeral Chapel, 726  
S. Tarboro St.

George Williams
  GREENVILLE -- George "Bob" Williams, 57, died Wednesday.
  Arrangements are incomplete and being handled by Flanagan Funeral Home.

Amos Herring
  Amos Herring, 81, of 2826 Forest Hills Road died Wednesday at Wilson Medical  
Center.
  Arrangements are incomplete and being handled by King & Darden Funeral Home,  
325 E. Nash St.

William D. Bridges
  William D. Bridges, 82, of 1009 Elvie St. died today at Wilson Medical Center.
  Arrangements are incomplete and being handled by Hamilton Funeral Chapel, 726  
S. Tarboro St.

Jimmie D. Barnes
  KENLY -- The Rev. Jimmie D. Barnes, 86, of 820 Pope Road died Wednesday at  
Wilson Medical Center.
  Arrangements are incomplete and being handled by Coley Funeral Home.


February 8, 2002

William Rose
  FREMONT -- William  Hudson Rose, 95, died Wednesday at Mayview Convalescent  
Center of Raleigh. A private graveside service will be held in the Dickinson  
Family Cemetery on Friday.
  Surviving are one daughter, Linda Rose of Carrollton, Ga.; three sons, Dick  
Rose and Kent Rose, both of Raleigh, and Gary Rose of Fremont; and seven  
grandchildren.
  The family will receive friends Friday from 3-5 p.m. at Fremont United  
Methodist Church.
  Arrangements are being handled by Seymour Funeral Home, Goldsboro.

Iola P. Dunn
  Iola Mae Pribble Dunn, 89, of 11492 N.C. 222 West, Middlesex died Tuesday at  
Smithfield Manor. A graveside service will be conducted by the Rev. Braxton  
Creech at 1 p.m. Friday in Fort Hill Memorial Park, Lynchburg, Va.
  Surviving are one daughter, Judy Dunn Narron of Middlesex; a sister, Margaret  
Lynch of Florida.; five grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.
  The family will receive friends at Fort Hill Memorial Park Mausoleum Chapel  
prior to the service.
  Arrangements are being handled by Coley Funeral Home, Kenly.

Burleigh G. Exum
  KENLY -- Burleigh G. Exum, 70, died Tuesday at Wilson Medical Center. A  
graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Bennet Barnes  
cemetery.
  Surviving are one stepdaughter, Valerie Brone of Wilson; two stepsons, Geoff  
Brone of Pinehurst and the Rev. Larry Brone of Tarboro; and three sisters,  
Connie House of Selma, Bettie Exum of Micro and Peggy Anderson of New Hill.
  The family will receive friends at the home of Connie and J.R. House, 2128  
Bizzell Grove Church Road, Selma.
  Arrangements are being handled by Coley Funeral Home, Kenly.

Gregory H. Nelms
Oct. 15, 1963 Feb. 4, 2002
  Gregory "Greg" Harold Nelms, 38, died Monday at his home. The funeral will be  
conducted by the Rev. Harry Kahn and the Rev. Everette Marion at 3 p.m. today in  
the chapel of Bowling Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Pineview Cemetery.
  Surviving are his mother; four sisters, including Lou Ellen Parker of Wilson;  
and one brother.
  Arrangements are being handled by Bowling Funeral Home, Rocky Mount.

Albertus Mark
  Bishop Albertus Mark, 92, of Greenville died Sunday. The funeral will be held  
at 1 p.m. Friday at Atkins Memorial Tabernacle, Sims. A service will also be  
held on Sunday at St. Rest Holiness Church of Mayesville, S.C. Burial will  
follow in Mayesville Cemetery, Mayesville, S.C.
  The family will receive friends at Atkins Memorial Tabernacle, Sims, from 7-
8:30 tonight.
  Arrangements are being handled by Perkins Funeral Home, Bethel.

Virginia S. Boswell
Jan. 30, 1917 Feb. 4. 2002
  Virginia Strickland Boswell, 85, of Elm City died Monday in Sebring, Fla. The  
funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Jack Clifford and the Rev. Lynn White at 1  
p.m. Saturday at Joyner’s Funeral Home, 4100 U.S. 264 West. Burial will follow  
in Maplewood Cemetery.
  She was a member of First Christian Church and the Fellowship Sunday School  
class. She was a retired sales associate with Belk Beck of Graham.
  Surviving are her daughter, Mary Jo Stogdale of Winston-Salem; her son, Grady  
D. Boswell of Sebring, Fla.; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
  The family will receive friends at the funeral home Friday from 7-9 p.m.

Olivia N. Foster
  Olivia Newsome Foster, 71, a resident of the Future Care Nursing Center,  
Clinton, Md., died Wednesday.
  Arrangements are incomplete and being handled by Hamilton Funeral Chapel, 726  
S. Tarboro St.

George Williams
  GREENVILLE -- George "Bob" Williams, 57, died Wednesday.
  Arrangements are incomplete and being handled by Flanagan Funeral Home.

Amos Herring
  Amos Herring, 81, of 2826 Forest Hills Road died Wednesday at Wilson Medical  
Center.
  Arrangements are incomplete and being handled by King & Darden Funeral Home,  
325 E. Nash St.

William D. Bridges
  William D. Bridges, 82, of 1009 Elvie St. died today at Wilson Medical Center.
  Arrangements are incomplete and being handled by Hamilton Funeral Chapel, 726  
S. Tarboro St.

Jimmie D. Barnes
  KENLY -- The Rev. Jimmie D. Barnes, 86, of 820 Pope Road died Wednesday at  
Wilson Medical Center.
  Arrangements are incomplete and being handled by Coley Funeral Home.


February 9, 2002

James E. Bynum Jr.
  James E. Bynum Jr., 48, of 711 Graham St., died Thursday at Pitt Memorial  
Hospital in Greenville.
  Funeral arrangements, which are incomplete at this time, are being handled by  
Hamilton Funeral Chapel of Wilson.

Alberta Hill
May 6, 1905 Feb. 8, 2002
  Alberta Hill, 96, died Friday at Greensville Memorial Hospital, Emporia, Va.  
The Rev. Paul Allen will conduct the funeral at 11 a.m. Sunday at Union Grove  
Disciples Church in Emporia, Va. Burial will follow in Rest Haven Cemetery in  
Wilson.
  Surviving are a brother, Robert Cameron of Wilson; a stepdaughter, Phyllis  
Lucas of Elm City; 23 grandchildren, including three she reared, Agnes Codwell  
of Chesapeake, Va., Valentine Jackson of East Orange, N.J., and Bobby Ellis of  
Portsmouth, Va.; and several great-grandchildren.
  The body will be viewed today from 2-7 p.m. at Edwards Funeral Home, 805 E.  
Nash St. The family will receive friends at 714 Hillcrest Drive, where they will  
assemble at 9 a.m. for the procession to Emporia, Va.

Amos Herring
  Amos Herring, 81, of 2826 Forest Hill Loop, died Wednesday at Wilson Medical  
Center. The Rev. Oscar Pender will officiate at the funeral, which will be at 2  
p.m. Monday at Brown Chapel Baptist Church, 1507 Hadley St. Burial will follow  
in Rest Haven Cemetery.
  Surviving are his wife, Ovivian Rogers Herring; three daughters, Linda Graham  
of the home, and Joyce Lavender and Diane Newby, both of Wilson; two sons,  
Charles James Herring and Randolph Herring, both of Wilson; two sisters, Mary  
Hines and Dazzell Herring, both of Wilson; one brother, Boot Herring of New  
York; 13 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-
grandchildren.
  The body may be viewed Sunday from 3-5:30 p.m. at King & Darden Funeral Home.  
The family will receive friends from 7-8 p.m. Sunday at Mount. Calvary Holiness  
Church, New Street, and at other times at the residence, where they will  
assemble one hour prior to the service in preparation for the funeral  
procession.

Kirby Aycock
  KENLY -- Kirby Aycock, 77, died Thursday. The Rev. LaVon Phillips will  
officiate at a graveside service at 3 p.m. Sunday in Kenly Cemetery.
  Surviving are one son, Jimmy Aycock of Wilson; one sister, Ora A. Boswell of  
Lucama; and two grandchildren.
  Visitation will be from 7-9 p.m. Saturday at Coley Funeral Home in Kenly.

William Douglas Bridges
March 24, 1919 Feb. 7, 2002
  William Douglas Bridges, 82, of 1009 Elvie St., died Thursday at Wilson  
Medical Center. Elder William E. Bowser will officiate at the funeral Tuesday at  
1 p.m. at Brown Chapel Baptist Church, 1507 Hadley St. Extension. Burial will  
follow in Hamilton Burial Garden, Lane Street Extension.
  Surviving are his wife, Hattie Davis Bridges; one daughter, Brenda D. Ruffin;  
four stepdaughters, Bettie Weaver, Annette Weaver, Marie Weaver and Lorraine  
Weaver, all of Philadelphia; one stepson, Charles Weaver of Baltimore; and 10  
grandchildren.
  The body may be viewed Monday from 3-9 p.m. at Hamilton Funeral Chapel, 726 S.  
Tarboro St. 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.

Josephine E.  Lewis
Aug. 23, 1923 Feb. 8, 2002
  Josephine Edwards Lewis, 78, formerly of 309 Travis St., Stantonsburg, died  
Friday at Civista Medical Center, LaPlata, Md.
  Funeral arrangements, which are incomplete at this time, are being handled by  
Hamilton Funeral Chapel of Wilson.

Roy L. Shaw
  Roy L. Shaw, 81, of 1745 Apt. 107, St. James Plaza, died Friday at his home.
  Funeral arrangements, which are incomplete at this time, are being handled by  
King & Darden Funeral Home.


February 11, 2002

E. Patrick Killebrew Sr.
  E. Patrick Killebrew Sr., 75, of 1908 Anderson St. died Sunday at his home. A  
graveside service will be conducted by the Rev. Guy F. Owens at 11 a.m. Tuesday  
in Evergreen Memorial Park.
  Surviving are his wife, Ruby Benson Crisp; three children, Constance Fisher of  
Washington, N.C., Earl P. Killebrew Jr. and William Daniel Killebrew, both of  
Wilson; two stepchildren, William R. Crisp of Pinetops and Larry Allen Crisp of  
Lakeland, Fla.; and five grandchildren.
  The family will receive friends at Thomas-Yelverton Funeral Service, 2704 W.  
Nash St., from 7-8:30 tonight.

James E. Bynum Jr.
Aug. 28, 1953 Feb. 7, 2002
  James E. "J.B." Bynum Jr., 48, of 711 Graham St. died Thursday at Pitt County  
Memorial Hospital, Greenville. The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Carrie  
Jacobs  at  2 p.m. Tuesday at Trinity Deliverance Center, 408 E. Vance St.  
Burial will follow in Hamilton Burial Garden.
  Bynum was employed with Standard Commercial Tobacco Company.
  Surviving are his mother, Josie Speight Bynum of the home, his father and  
stepmother Mr. and Mrs. James E. Bynum Sr. both of Wilson; two sisters, Mary  
Pittman of Upper Marlboro, Md., and Constance Smith of Landover Hills, Md.; and  
four brothers, Dwight Bynum of Bowie, Md., Nathaniel Bynum of Accokeek, Md.,  
Joseph Bynum of Dale City, Va., and Anthony Bynum of Washington, D.C.
  The body may be viewed at Hamilton Funeral Chapel, 726 S. Tarboro St., 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.

William Thomas Hinton
Nov. 17, 1928 Feb. 9, 2002
  William Thomas Hinton, 73, of 2904A Buckingham Road died Saturday at Nash  
General Hospital, Rocky Mount. The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Ray  
Wells at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the chapel of Shingleton  Funeral Home, 2407 W. Nash  
St. Burial will follow in Marsh Swamp Cemetery, Rock Ridge.
  Surviving are one daughter, Amy Hinton Pierce of Wilmington; three sons,  
Gregory Alan Hinton and Arthur Harris Hinton, both of Wilson and Douglas Wyatt  
Hinton of Spring Hope; two sisters, Betty Mae Fulghum of Rock Ridge and Velma  
Renfrow of Wilson; and 11 grandchildren.
  The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7-9 tonight and at  
other times at 4403 Davis Farms Drive.

Elizabeth Johnson
May 12, 1918 Feb. 9, 2002
  Elizabeth Johnson, 83, died Saturday. A graveside service was conducted by the  
Rev. Jack Clifford and the Rev. Lynn White Sunday at 2 p.m. in Evergreen  
Memorial Park.
  Surviving are three sisters, Virginia Coley, Cora Tant and Mary Elizabeth  
Wells, all of Wilson.
  Arrangements were handled by Joyner’s Funeral Home, 4100 U.S. 264 West.

Paul A. Stewart
Dec. 25, 1908 Feb. 10, 2002
  Paul Altman Stewart, 93, died Sunday. The funeral will be conducted by the  
Rev. John Wenberg at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Joyner’s Funeral Home, 4100 U.S. 264  
West. Burial will follow in Maplewood Cemetery.
  Surviving are his wife, Evelyn Heeter Stewart; one daughter, Shelby J. Neely  
of Lamartine, Pa.; one son, William P. Stewart of Wilson; four grandchildren;  
and four great-grandchildren.
  The family will receive friends at the funeral home Tuesday from noon to 1  
p.m.

Mary J. Pittman
Aug. 16, 1924 Feb. 10, 2002
  SELMA -- Mary Lee Jones Pittman, 77, died Sunday. The funeral will be conducted  
by the Rev. Cecil Bryant and the Rev. Jasper Renfrow at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the  
chapel of Parrish Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Selma Burial Gardens.
  Surviving are four daughters, including Juanita Hammersley of Kenly; one son,  
Larry Pittman of Kenly; two brothers, including Lynn Carl Jones of Kenly; 10  
grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
  The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7-9 tonight and at  
other times at 167 Old Dam Road, Selma.

Billy B. Baker
  MACCLESFIELD -- Billy Bernard Baker, 60, died Thursday at Heritage Hospital.  
The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Bob Boone and Clifford Britton at 2  
p.m. today  in the chapel of Bowling Funeral Home, Rocky Mount. Burial will  
follow in Forest Hill Cemetery, Nashville.

Willard A. Pittman
  FREMONT -- Willard A. Pittman, 89, died Saturday. The funeral will be held at 2  
p.m. Tuesday at Seymour Funeral Home, Goldsboro. Burial will follow in Oscar  
Lancaster Cemetery.

Minnie F. Brown
  Minnie Farr Brown, 61, of 210 Emory St. died Sunday at Duke University Medical  
Center, Durham.
  Arrangements are incomplete and being handled by Hamilton Funeral Chapel, 726  
S. Tarboro St.

Annie Nevery
  Annie Nevery, 77, of Shannon Wood Road, Saratoga died Saturday.
  Arrangements are incomplete and being handled by King & Darden Funeral Home,  
325 E. Nash St.

Mary Seton
  Mary Seton, 37, of 1713 Washington St. Extension died Saturday.
  Arrangements are incomplete and being handled by King & Darden Funeral Home,  
325 E. Nash St.


February 12, 2002

Edith Weigand
  JACKSONVILLE -- Edith Weigand, 69, died Sunday at Duke Medical Center, Durham.  
A graveside service will be conducted by the Rev. Wayne Hansley at 1 p.m.  
Wednesday in the Foy Family cemetery.
  Surviving are three daughters; one son, Robert Boone of Wilson; seven  
grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
  Visitation will be private.
  Arrangements are being handled by Jones Funeral Home.

Archie M. Daniel
Aug. 23, 1917 Feb. 11, 2002
  Archie M. Daniel, 84, of Kingsville, Md., formerly of Black Creek, died  
Monday. The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Tom Carter Friday in  
Baltimore.
  Surviving are a son, David A. Daniel of the home; a sister, Jean Daniel  
Collier of Black Creek; a brother, Grifton Daniel of Black Creek; and two  
grandchildren.
  Arrangements are being handled by Rucks Funeral Home, Baltimore.

Percy M. Hughes
  TARBORO -- Percy McKee Hughes, 93, died Tuesday. A graveside service will be  
held at 1 p.m. Thursday in Western Prong Cemetery near Bladenboro.
  Surviving are five daughters; three sons, including Randy Hughes of Wilson; 19  
grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
  The family will receive friends at Carlisle Funeral Home Wednesday from 7-9  
p.m. and at other times at the home of his daughter, Pat Hollis, 601 Davis  
Drive.

Sadie P. Holland
  Sadie "Bobbie" Pipkin Holland, 65, of Newton Grove died Monday at her home.
  Arrangements are incomplete and being handled by Shingleton  Funeral Home,  
2407 W. Nash St.

Catherine Brantley
  Catherine Brantley, 80, died Monday at Mayview Convalescent Center of Raleigh.
  Arrangements are incomplete and being handled by Shingleton  Funeral Home,  
2407 W. Nash St.


February 13, 2002

Norman E. Hardy
  MOORE, S.C. --  Norman Earl Hardy, 73, died Tuesday. The funeral will be  
conducted by the Rev. Raymond Hellings at 2 p.m. Friday at Trinity Presbyterian  
Church.
  Surviving are his wife; three daughters, including Amy H. Romero of Wilson,  
N.C.; three sons; two sisters; two brothers; 16 grandchildren; and one great-
grandchild.
  The family will receive friends at the church Friday from 1-1:45 p.m.
  Arrangements are being handled by J.F. Floyd Mortuary, North Church Street  
Chapel.

Minnie F. Brown
Feb. 15, 1940 Feb. 10, 2002
  Minnie Farr Brown, 61, of 210 Emory St., died Sunday at Duke University  
Medical Center, Durham. The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Archie Harris  
at 2 p.m. Friday at William Chapel Missionary Baptist Church, 6154 William  
Chapel Church Road, Elm City. Burial will follow in Hamilton Burial Garden.
  She was employed at WilMed and was a member of William Chapel Missionary  
Baptist Church.
  Surviving are her husband, James L. Brown; four daughters, Mable Doris Farr,  
Vanessa "Snoochie" Dixon, Sharon Farr and Mary "Tonkie" Farr, all of Wilson; one  
stepdaughter, Annie Pearl Dixon of Harlem, N.Y.; three sons, Clifton Farr,  
Linwood Farr and Otis Farr, all of Wilson; six stepsons, Edward Dixon of  
Maryland, Michael Dixon of Atlanta, Leonard Dixon of Charlotte, James Eric Dixon  
of South Carolina and Ricky Smith and Albert Smith, both of Wilson; her  
stepmother, Margaret Grooms of Wilson; three sisters, Mamie Uzzell and Shelia  
Christian, both of Kenly, and Margaret Woodard of Wilson; four brothers, Ernest  
Farr Jr., Carlester Grooms, Ivory Grooms and Louis Grooms, all of Wilson; 13  
grandchildren; and four 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.

Catherine H. Brantley
July 27, 1920 Feb. 11, 2002
  BAILEY -- Catherine High Brantley, 81, of 7060 Frazier Road died Monday at  
Mayview Convalescent Center, Raleigh. The funeral will be conducted by the Rev.  
Bob Rose at 11 a.m. Thursday at Mount Pleasant United Methodist Church. Burial  
will follow in Bailey City Cemetery.
  Surviving are her husband, Kermit R. Brantley; one daughter, Linda Brantley of  
Bailey; two sons, James Brantley of Raleigh and Ken Brantley of Charlotte; and  
four grandchildren.
  The family will receive friends at Shingleton  Funeral Home, 2407 W. Nash St.,  
from 6:30-8:30 tonight and at other times at the home.

Sadie P. Holland
May 19, 1936 Feb. 11, 2002
  Sadie "Bobbie" Pipkin Holland, 65, of Newton Grove died Monday at her home.  
The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Johnny Scott and the Rev. Paul Rose at  
3 p.m. Thursday at New Life Free Will Baptist Church. Burial will follow in the  
Aycock family cemetery, Aycock’s Crossing, U.S. 301 South of Lucama.
  Surviving are her husband, Marvin Holland; two daughters, Pamela Gail  
Breedlove of Rocky Mount and Connie Sue Thornton of Newton Grove; one son,  
Rodney Holland of Brooklyn, N.Y.; one brother, Larunce Andrew "L.A." Pipkin of  
Germany; and three 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, 3544 Goldsboro Highway.

Mae M. Winstead
  Mae Mercer Winstead, 92, died today.
  Arrangements are incomplete and being handled by Joyner’s Funeral Home, 4100  
U.S. 264 West.


February 14, 2002

Irene J. Speight
May 12, 1923 Feb. 8, 2002
  Irene Jones Speight, 78, of 106 Macon St., Stantonsburg, died Friday at Wayne  
Memorial Hospital, Goldsboro. The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Eddie B.  
Coley at 11 a.m. Saturday at L.N. Forbes Original Free Will Baptist Tabernacle.  
Burial will follow in St. Delight Cemetery, Walstonburg.
  Surviving are four daughters, Grace Newkirk of Temple Hills, Md., Willie Mae  
Maddox of Silver Spring, Md., Joyce Ann Battle of Camp Springs, Md., and Sylvia  
Lorraine Speight of Fort Washington, Md.; seven sons, James Earl Speight of  
Temple Hills, Md., Leslie Speight of Petersburg, Va., Johnny Ray Speight of  
Stantonsburg, Howard Gene Speight of Washington, D.C., James Russell Speight of  
Brentwood, Md., Tommy Neal Speight of Martinburg, W.Va., and Charles Leon  
Speight of Durham; 26 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.
  The body may be viewed at Hamilton Funeral Chapel, 726 S. Tarboro St., Friday  
from 1-5 p.m. The family will receive friends at St. James Holy Church, 100 N.  
Main St., Stantonsburg, Friday from 7-9 p.m. and at other times at the residence  
where they will assemble one hour before the funeral.

Mae M. Winstead
Sept. 17, 1909 Feb. 13, 2002
  Mae Mercer Winstead, 92, formerly of Elm City, died Wednesday. The funeral  
will be conducted by the Rev. Dave DeHart and the Rev. Barry Gardner at 11 a.m.  
Saturday at Joyners Funeral Home, 4100 U.S. 264 West. Burial will follow in  
Peoples Chapel Church Cemetery, Elm City.
  Surviving are two daughters, Patsy Stone of Wilson and Bonnie White of  
Raleigh; four sons, Herman Winstead of Elm City; Derwood Winstead and Mitch  
Winstead, both of Wilson, and Valmonte Winstead of Rocky Mount; one stepsister,  
Irene Newton of Wilson; 19 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.
  The family will receive friends at the funeral home Friday from 7-9 p.m. and  
at other times at 1909 Rand Road.

Sarah P. Royal
  NEW BERN -- Sarah Louise Peterson Royal, 79, died Tuesday at Craven Regional  
Medical Center. The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. A.M. Cogdell and Randy  
Royal at 11 a.m. Friday at West Street United Church of Christ. Burial will  
follow in New Bern National Cemetery.
  Surviving are four daughters; five sons, including the Rev. Dameion L. Royal  
of Wilson; one brother; 14 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren,
  The body may be viewed at Oscar’s Mortuary. The family will receive friends at  
the residence, 1905 Charles St., and at the residence of her daughter, Brenda  
Middleton, 1904 New Bern Ave.

Charles J. Robl Jr.
Nov. 17, 1925 Feb. 8, 2002
  GLEN BURNIE, Md. -- Charles J. Robl Jr., 76, of Ferndale died Feb. 8 in Glen  
Burnie. The funeral was conducted by the Rev. Lyn O’Berry and the Rev. Donald  
Emge Feb. 11 at Singleton Funeral Home. Burial followed in  Glen Haven Memorial  
Park.
  Surviving are his wife; two daughters; one son, Charles John Robl III of  
Wilson, N.C.; one sister; and nine grandchildren.

Willis R. Dildy
  Willis Rayford "Ray" Dildy, 72, died Wednesday at Nash General Hospital, Rocky  
Mount.
  Arrangements are incomplete and being handled by Bowling Funeral Home, Rocky  
Mount.

Pattie M. Davis
  Pattie Mae Davis, 67, of Rocky Mount died Tuesday at Pitt County Memorial  
Hospital, Greenville.
  Arrangements are incomplete and being handled by Edwards Funeral Home, 805 E.  
Nash St.


February 15, 2002

Roy L. Shaw
  The Rev. Roy Lee Shaw, 79, of 1745 St. James Plaza, Apt. 107, died Feb. 8 at  
his home. The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Harvey Hartsfield at 2 p.m.  
Sunday at Rocky Branch United Church of Christ, 5968 N.C. 581, Kenly. Burial  
will follow in the Shaw Family Cemetery.
  Surviving are three daughters, Betty Shaw of Baltimore, Naomi Shaw of  
Washington, D.C., and Khadojou Shaw of Philadelphia; one brother, John Shaw of  
Kenly; three grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
  The body may be viewed at King & Darden Funeral Home, 325 E. Nash St.,  
Saturday from 2-8 p.m. A wake will be held Sunday from 1-2 p.m. at the church.  
The family will receive friends at the home of his brother, John Shaw, 9220-C  
Shaw Road and will assemble there one hour before the funeral.

Annie W. Nevery
  Annie Woodard Nevery, 77, of Shannon Road, Saratoga, died Feb. 9 at Pitt  
County Memorial Hospital. The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Richard  
Mercer at 1 p.m. Saturday at Piney Grove Missionary Baptist Church, 7851 N.C.  
222 North of Saratoga. Burial will follow in Hamilton Burial Garden.
  Surviving are two sisters, Elouise Edwards and Alma Woodard, both of  
Washington, D.C.
  The body may be viewed at King & Darden Funeral Home, 325 E. Nash St., Friday  
from 3-8  p.m. The family will receive friends at the residence of Douglas and  
Elouise Overton, 1630 Freeman St., and will assemble there one hour before the  
funeral.

Josephine E. Lewis
Aug. 23, 1923 Feb. 8, 2002
  Josephine Edwards Lewis, 78, formerly of 309 Travis St., Stantonsburg, died  
Feb. 8 at Civista Medical Center, La Plata, Md. The funeral will be conducted by  
the Rev. Hubert Tyson at 1 p.m. Sunday at Paul Chapel AME Zion Church, 3318  
Appie Road, Appie. Burial will follow in St. Delight Cemetery, Walstonburg.
  She was a member of  Paul Chapel AME Zion Church.
  Surviving are one daughter, Bernice Hines of White Plains, Md.; one son,  
Joseph Lewis of Washington, D.C.; five sisters, Nancy Jones of Stantonsburg,  
Elgin Speight, Jenette Hardy and Barbara Edwards, all of Washington, D.C., and  
Marylee Newsome of Virginia; one brother, Mark Speight of Wilson; several  
nieces, including Dorothy Edwards-Reed of Washington, D.C., whom she reared; six  
grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandson.
  The body may be viewed at Hamilton Funeral Chapel, 726 S. Tarboro St.,  
Saturday from 3-9  p.m. with the family receiving friends there from 7-8 p.m.  
and at other times at 316 N. Travis St., Stantonsburg, where they will assemble  
one hour before the funeral.

Patty M. Davis
Nov. 11, 1934 Feb. 12, 2002
  Patty Mae Davis, 67, of Rocky Mount died Tuesday at Pitt County Memorial  
Hospital, Greenville. The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Marcellious  
Phillips at 11 a.m. Saturday at Cedar Grove Missionary Baptist Church, Halifax  
Road, Rocky Mount. Burial will follow in the Davis Family Cemetery, Spring Hope.
  Surviving are three sisters, Martha Ann Ricks, Betty Mae White and Carrie Lee  
Beasley, all of Rocky Mount; and three brothers, Sylvester Davis Jr. of the  
home, Leroy Davis of Spring Hope and Tommy Davis of Philadelphia.
  The body may be viewed at Edwards Funeral Home, 805 E. Nash St., today from 2-
7 p.m. The family will receive friends at 3669 Village Road, Rocky Mount, and  
will assemble there one hour before the funeral.

Willis R. Dildy
Aug. 3, 1929 Feb. 13, 2002
  Willis Rayford "Ray" Dildy, 72, died Wednesday at Nash General Hospital, Rocky  
Mount. A private memorial service will be held at a later date.
  Surviving are three daughters; two sons, including Gregory Layne Dildy of  
Middlesex; two sisters, including Ruby D. Hayes of Wilson; one brother; nine  
grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; five stepgrandchildren; and eight  
stepgreat-grandchildren.
  The family will receive friends at Bowling Funeral Home, Rocky Mount from 7-
8:30 tonight.

Mamie W. Johnson
Oct. 7, 1915 Feb. 13, 2002
  Mamie Woodcock Johnson, 86, died Wednesday at her residence. The funeral will  
be conducted by the Rev. Wayne King at 11 a.m. Saturday at First Free Will  
Baptist Church, 4865 W. Nash St. Burial will be at 3:30 p.m. in the Woodcock  
Cemetery, Atkinson.
  She was a member of First Free Will Baptist Church.
  Surviving are three daughters, Frances J. Dineen and Sammie J. King, both of  
Wilson, and Amanda J. Madean of Atlanta;  one brother, Gurney Woodcock of  
Atkinston; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
  The family will receive friends at the home of Frances Dineen from 7-9 tonight  
and at the church Saturday from 10-11 a.m.
  Arrangements are being handled by Quinn-McGowen Funeral Home, Burgaw.

Faye P. High
June 10, 1904 Feb. 15, 2002
  Faye Peacock High, 97, died today. The funeral will be conducted by the Rev.  
Lynn White and the Rev. Jack Clifford at 2 p.m. Sunday at Joyner’s Funeral Home,  
4100 U.S. 264 West. Burial will follow in Evergreen Memorial Park.
  She was a member of First Christian Church for 55 years.
  Surviving are a daughter, Glyn High Sharp of Wilson; a son; Edward High of  
Wilson;  nine grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
  The family will receive friends at the funeral home Saturday from 7-8:30 p.m.  
and at other times at 1604 Grove St.

Rebekah M. Overman
Nov. 30, 1916 Feb. 15, 2002
  Rebekah Moore Overman, 85, of 5057 Oakdale Road died today at Wilson Medical  
Center. A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday in Ayden Cemetery,  
Ayden.
  She was a retired Wilson teacher, librarian and supervisor of library media  
services for Wilson County Schools. She also taught at Rock Ridge High School  
where she coached girl’s basketball.
  Surviving are two daughters, Jacquelyn Overman Ellis of Fayetteville and  
Marsha Overman Edmundson of Wilson; a son, Timothy Edwin Overman of  
Jacksonville, Fla.; a stepdaughter, Elizabeth Overman Harrelson of Elm City; a  
stepson, Roy Mack Overman of Wilson; three sisters, Mrs. Ashley Hudson of  
Inverness, Fla., Mrs. Robert Clement of Kiawah Island, S.C., and Mrs. John  
Walston Dunn of Wilson; a brother, Robert Perry Moore of Wilson; nine  
grandchildren; one great-grandson; four stepgrandchildren; and three stepgreat-
grandchildren,
  The family will receive friends at the home of John W. Dunn, 501 Harrison  
Drive, and Saturday evening at Wilkerson Funeral Home, Greenville.

Irene J. Speight
  The family of Irene J. Speight will receive friends at St. James Holy Church,  
100 N. Main St., Stantonsburg, from 8-9 tonight.


February 16, 2002

Alease P. Newcomb
May 3, 1924       Feb. 15, 2002
  STANTONSBURG -- Alease Parnell Newcomb, 77, died Friday.
  Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday in Joyner’s Funeral Home with the Rev. A.G.  
Smith and the Rev. Braxton Creech officiating.
  Survivors include four daughters, Frances Rogister of Bailey, Nora Cockrell of  
Rocky Mount, Rhonda Johnson of Stantonsburg and Teffany Mooring of the home;  
three sons, Johnny Newcomb of Middlesex, Edward Newcomb of Phoenix and Richard  
Newcomb of Sims; six grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
  Visitation is from 7-9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home and other times at 101  
N. Saratoga St., Stantonsburg.

Alene C. Moore
  WALSTONBURG -- Alene Casey Moore, 67, of Moore Town Road died Thursday in Pitt  
County Memorial Hospital.
  Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Church Street Chapel of Farmville  
Funeral Home. The Rev. Walt Tyndall will officiate. Burial will follow in  
Crestlawn Memorial Gardens.
  Survivors include her husband, Jasper Moore; two daughters, Brenda Moore  
Haymond and Janet Moore Stocks, both of Walstonburg; two sons, Wayne Moore of  
Walstonburg and Ricky Moore of Snow Hill; four sisters, Hilda Gay of Maury, Mary  
Cheek of Jacksonville, Jeanette Cobb of Ohio and Patsy C. Dildy of Snow Hill;  
two brothers, Bruce Casey of Fountain and Norman Ray Casey of Winterville; six  
grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
  The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7-9 tonight.

Correction
  Faye P. High, who died Friday, was survived by seven grandchildren and 14  
great-grandchildren.
  The Daily Times regrets the error.

Gladys T. Jones
Jan. 20, 1911        Feb.15,2002
  Gladys Thorne Jones, 91, of Wilson died Friday.
  Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday in Jehovah’s Witness Kingdom Hall with Elder  
James Earl Newman Jr. officiating. A private burial will be held later.
  Survivors include two daughters, Doris Jones Morgan of Wilson and Delores Faye  
Jones of Jacksonville, Fla.; seven grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.


February 18, 2002

Durwood Parker
Oct. 25, 1922 Feb. 16, 2002
  Myrtle Beach, S.C. -- Durwood O’Neil Parker, 79, of Leaf Terace, Myrtle Beach,  
S.C., died Saturday at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center.
  Parker was a Wilson County native. He served in the Navy during World War II  
and was an electrician by trade.
  Surviving are his son, Durwood O’Neil Parker Jr. of Elm City, N.C.; three  
daughters, Jo Anna Parker Rutland of Wilson, N.C.; La Vera Parker Jeffries of  
Wilmington, N.C.; Elizabeth Starr Pruitt of Myrtle Beach; six grandchildren; and  
14 great-grandchildren.
  The memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. today at McMillan-Small Chapel in  
Myrtle Beach. Burial will be private.

Ronald Jay Pipkin
April 4, 1944 Feb. 16, 2002
  BUNN -- Ronald J. Pipkin, 57, a native of Wilson County, died Saturday at Wake  
Medical Center.
  Pipkin worked for Barnhill Construction Co. and was a member of The Fellowship  
Hunting Club.
  The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Mark Tondee at 11 a.m. Tuesday at  
Calvary Baptist Tabernacle. Burial will follow at Oakdale Cemetery in Spring  
Hope.
  Pipkin is survived by his wife, Jean Pipkin; two daughters, Denise Murphy of  
Knightdale and Cindy Verdon of Apex; a sister, Sandra Briggs of Big Canoe, Ga.;  
and five brothers, Ralph Pipkin Jr. and Gary Pipkin, both of Saratoga, Tony  
Pipkin and Don Pipkin, both of Wilson, and Gerald Pipkin of Rocky Mount; and two  
grandchildren.
  The family will receive friends tonight from 7-8:30 p.m. at Strickland Funeral  
Home in Louisburg and other times at the home.

Michelle McGee
Feb. 22, 1962 Feb. 13, 2002
  Michelle McGee, 39, of Roxboro, died Wednesday at her home.
  The funeral will be conducted by the Elder Ernestine McGee at 11 a.m.  
Wednesday at Hamilton Funeral Chapel. Burial will follow in Hamilton Burial  
Garden.
  McGee is survived by her father and stepmother, John Julius and Anna McGee of  
Yonkers, N.Y.; a sister, Sharon Marsh of Virginia Beach, Va.; and a brother,  
Andre McGee of Manhattan, N.Y.
  The body may be viewed Tuesday from 3-9 p.m. at the funeral home. The family  
will receive friends at the residence of Elder Alexander McGee, 4339 Upchurch  
Road in Elm City, where they will assemble an hour prior to the service.

Margaret Dickerson
June 6, 1910 Feb. 16, 2002
  Margaret Dickerson, 91, of 803 Viola St., died Saturday at Wilson Medical  
Center.
  Funeral arrangements, which are incomplete at this time, are being handled by  
Hamilton Funeral Chapel.

Rosa Mae High
  BAILEY -- Rosa Mae High, 76, of 1798 Broken Road, Bailey, died Sunday at her  
home.
  Arrangements are incomplete and being handled by King & Darden Funeral Home.

Addie H. Wilkins
  MIDDLESEX --Addie Hagans Wilkins, 77, of 8096 Antioch Church Road, Middlesex,  
died Sunday at Wilson Medical Center.
  Arrangements are incomplete and being handled by King & Darden Funeral Home.

Mary Ann B. Pittman
Oct. 18, 1904 Feb. 16, 2002
  Mary Ann Boyette Pittman, 97, died Saturday at Britthaven of Goldsboro.
  She was a member of the Fremont Free Will Baptist Church.
  The graveside service will be conducted by the Rev. Robert Langley at 2 p.m.  
Tuesday at Evergreen Memorial Park.
  Surviving are three daughters, Nelda Provo of Wilson, Faye Phillips of  
Goldsboro and Jan Hall of Ashville, Ala.; eight grandchildren; 10 great  
grandchildren; and four great-great grandchildren.
  The family will receive friends tonight from 7-8:30 at Shackleford Funeral  
Chapel in Fremont.

Edgar Driver
  GOLDSBORO -- Edgar Driver, 77, of 1800 E. Holly St., died Friday at Britthaven  
Nursing Home.
  A native of Wilson, Driver was retired from the N.C. Department of  
Transportation and the U.S. Army Reserves. He was a member of First Christian  
Church.
  The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Fred Clarke at 2 p.m. today at  
Seymour Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Wayne Memorial Park with  
military honors.
  Surviving are his wife, Adell Chase Driver; three sons, Robert Edward Driver  
and Danny K. Driver, both of Princeton, and James Douglas Driver of Goldsboro;  
five sisters, Linda Mae Worley of Scotland Neck, Daisy Lee Boykin of Wilson,  
Magoline Proctor of Rocky Mount, Margie Burgess of Nashville, and Patricia  
Carter of Arkansas; a brother, Barry Driver of Middlesex; and three  
grandchildren.
  The family received friends from 7-9 p.m. Sunday at Seymour Funeral Home and  
other times at the residence.

Willie Holloman
March 1, 1930 Feb. 15, 2002
  SELMA -- Willie S. Holloman, 71, died Friday at Johnston Memorial Hospital.
  He was a retired mechanic for the town of Smithfield and a member of the First  
Assembly Church of God.
  The funeral was conducted by the Rev. Lawrence Pounds today at 11 a.m. in the  
Chapel of Parrish Funeral Home in Selma. Burial followed in Hills of the Neuse  
Memory Gardens.
  Surviving are his wife; three sons, including Glenn Holloman of Kenly and  
Jackie Holloman of Lucama; a daughter; two sisters; nine grandchildren and four  
great grandchildren.
  The family received friends Sunday night at the funeral home.

Timothy L. Musgrave
Sept. 13, 1959 Feb. 16, 2002
  Timothy Leigh Musgrave, 42, died Saturday at Avante of Wilson.
  The graveside service was conducted by the Rev. Ron Poythress at 11 a.m. today  
at the Musgrave Family Cemetery on Antioch Road.
  Surviving is his brother, John Musgrave of Pikeville.
  The family received friends Sunday night at Shackleford Funeral Chapel in  
Fremont, and at other times at the home of John and Cathy Musgrave.

Theodore B. Manning
  May 9, 1918 Feb. 16, 2002
  MACON, MO. -- Theodore B. "Chick" Manning,  83, of Middlesex, died Saturday at  
his home.
  Manning was retired from the Department of Corrections in Missouri, where he  
spent most of his adult years.
  Manning served in the Navy during World War II and was a Pearl Harbor survivor  
having served on the USS Pennsylvania. He was a lifetime member of the VFW.
  The funeral will be conducted at 3 p.m. today at Wakefield Central Baptist  
Church is Zebulon. Burial will be held in Macon, Mo.
  Surviving are his two sisters, Martha M. Eddins and Mary M. Green, both of  
Zebulon.
  The family will receive friends Monday immediately following the service at  
the church, and at other times at the home of Martha Eddins, 1200 Arendell Ave.,  
Zebulon. Arrangements are by Massey Funeral Home in Zebulon.

Dillie Boykin
  SPRING HOPE -- Dillie Boykin, 85, died Monday at Nash General Hospital.
  Arrangements are incomplete and being handled by Shingleton Funeral Home.

Gladys Thorne Jones
Jan. 20, 1911 Feb. 15, 2002
  Gladys Thorne Jones, 91, died Friday.
  The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. James Earl Newman Jr. today at 2  
p.m. at the Jehovah’s Witness Kingdom Hall. A private burial will be held later.
  Surviving are two daughters, Doris Jones Morgan of Wilson and Delores Faye  
Jones of Jacksonville, Fla.; seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Kelly Barefoot
  LUCAMA -- Kelly Barefoot, 77, of 107 E. Oak St., died Saturday.
  Barefoot was a contract mail carrier.
  The graveside services will be conducted by the Rev. Jerome Mozingo at 2 p.m.  
Tuesday in the Upper Black Creek Church Cemetery.
  Surviving is his wife, Janie Tedder Barefoot.
  The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Monday at Coley Funeral Home at  
103 E. Second St. in Kenly.


February 19, 2002

Brian C. Martin
Aug. 26, 1989 Feb. 17, 2002
  Brian Casey Martin, 12, of Sims died Sunday. The funeral will be conducted by  
the Rev. Jack Stone, the Rev. Gene Tatum and the Rev. Ben Miller at 2 p.m.  
Thursday at Joyner’s Funeral Home, 4100 U.S. 264 West. Burial will follow in  
Maplewood Cemetery.
  Surviving are his father, Russell Martin of Sims; his mother, Terilyn Hicks of  
Dripping Springs, Texas; a sister, Whittney Lauren Martin of Dripping Springs,  
Texas; and a brother, Jason Allen Martin of Dripping Springs, Texas.
  The family will receive friends at the funeral home Wednesday from 7-9 p.m.  
and at other times at 8653 Amber Road, Sims.

Ruth J. Smith
  PINETOPS -- Ruth James Smith, 70, died Monday. The funeral will be conducted by  
the Rev. Harvey Parrish and the Rev. Wayne Flora at 3:30 p.m. Thursday at  
Carlisle Funeral Home, Tarboro. Burial will follow in Pinetops Cemetery.
  Surviving are her husband, George M. Smith; a daughter, Georgia Louise Flora  
of Winterville; two sisters, Dorothy Pope of Pinetops and Ruby Manning of  
Tarboro; two brothers, Jennis James of Macclesfield and J.D. James of Pinetops;  
and two grandchildren.
  The family will receive friends at the funeral home Wednesday from 7-9 p.m.

Dillie H. Boykin
April 27, 1916 Feb. 18, 2002
  Dillie Hopkins Boykin, 85, of Spring Hope died Monday at Nash General  
Hospital, Rocky Mount. The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Paul Tedder at  
2 p.m. Thursday in the chapel of Shingleton Funeral Home. Burial will follow in  
Bailey City Cemetery.
  Surviving are one daughter, Patricia Cone of Bailey; three sons, Raymond  
Boykin of Wilson, Steve Boykin of Bailey and James Boykin of Spring Hope; three  
sisters, Elizabeth Winstead of Lucama, Winnie Glover of Warrenton and Minnie  
Stott of Norlina; one brother, Monroe Hopkins of Spring Hope; eight  
grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
  The family will receive friends at the funeral home Wednesday from 7-9 p.m.  
and at other times at 4759 Lamm Road.

Elizabeth B. Robinson   
  MIDDLESEX -- Elizabeth B. Robinson, 88, died Saturday. The funeral will be held  
at 2 p.m. Thursday at St. Paul Disciple Church No. 2. Burial will follow in  
Spring Hope Memorial Gardens.
  Arrangements are being handled by William Toney’s Funeral Home, Zebulon.

Edward Smith
  MIDDLESEX -- Edward Smith, 91, died Saturday. The funeral was held at 11 a.m.  
today at William Toney’s Funeral Home, Spring Hope. Burial followed in Spring  
Hope Memorial Gardens.


February 20, 2002

Nolan M. Parker
  Nolan Mitchell Parker, 82, of Tarboro died Monday at Beverly Health Care of  
Tarboro. A graveside service will be conducted by the Rev. John Melancon at 3:30  
p.m. Thursday in Forest Hills Cemetery, Farmville.
  Surviving are two daughters, Alice Andrews of Tarboro and Ann Turner of  
Pinetops; one son, Allen Mitchell Parker of Tarboro; one sister, Elsie Sportsman  
of Fayetteville; one brother, Coleman Parker of Atlanta; eight grandchildren;  
and nine great-grandchildren.
  The family will receive friends at Farmville Funeral Home from 7-9 tonight and  
at other times at the home of Ann Turner, Route 1, Box 198, Pinetops.

John R. Stanfield
Feb. 6, 1926 Feb. 18, 2002
  John Raymond Stanfield, 76, died Monday at Nash General Hospital, Rocky Mount.   
The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Eason at 2 p.m. Thursday in the chapel  
of Bowling Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Macclesfield Cemetery.
  Surviving are his daughter, Wanda Sue Stanfield Mizelle of Rocky Mount; two  
sisters, Janice Barfield of Tarboro and Edwina Cobb of Sharpsburg; two brothers,  
Edgar Stanfield of Weldon and Robert Stanfield of Sharpsburg; and two  
grandchildren.
  The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7-8:30 tonight and at  
other times at 142 Brook Valley.

Roy Keel Jr.
  ROCKY MOUNT --  Roy Keel Jr., 70, died Monday. The funeral will be conducted by  
the Rev. Nathan Eason and the Rev. Ernie Taylor at 2 p.m. Friday at Carlisle  
Funeral Home, Tarboro. Burial will follow in Edgecombe Memorial Park.
  Surviving are three daughters; one son; six sisters, including Melba Rogers of  
Pinetops and Edna Lamm of Elm City; two brothers, Charles Keel of Pinetops and  
Leon Keel of Elm City; and eight grandchildren.
  The family will receive friends at the funeral home Thursday from 7-9 p.m. and  
at other times at the home of his daughter, Debbie Mitchell, 505 Wayne Ave.,  
Tarboro.

Sharon A. Lucas
Sept. 8, 1957 Feb. 19, 2002
  Sharon Ann Lucas, 44, died Tuesday. The funeral will be conducted by the Rev.  
Larry Wayne Ball at 2 p.m. Friday at Joyner’s Funeral Home, 4100 U.S. 264 West.   
Burial will follow in Maplewood Cemetery.
  Surviving are her mother, Shirley Ezzell Pittman of Wilson; her father and  
stepmother, Charles Marion and Dorothy Vick Lucas of Wilson; three sisters,  
Terry Lucas McKeel and Pam Robbins, both of Wilson, and Vicky Pittman of  
Pikeville; five brothers, Ricky Lucas and Bobby Pittman Jr., both of Wilson,  
Kenneth Ezzell Jr. of Madison, Shawn Ezzell of Winston-Salem and Jimmy Pittman  
of Smithfield; her maternal grandmother, Mamie A. Ezzell of Wilson; and  
stepgrandmother, Bonnie J. Vick of Wilson.
  The family will receive friends at the funeral home Thursday from 7-8:30 p.m.  
and other times at 2001 Willow Springs Road.

Doris B. Jones
March 10, 1925 Feb. 20, 2002
  Doris Boykin Jones, 76, died today. The funeral will be conducted by the Rev.  
John Wenberg at 3:30 p.m. Thursday at Joyner’s Funeral Home, 4100 U.S. 264 West.  
Burial will follow in Evergreen Memorial Park.
  She was retired from Wilson Medical Center.
  Surviving are four sons, Fredrick Wayne Jones of Wilmington, Milton Royce  
Jones and Daryl Paul Jones, both of Wilson, and Jeffrey Boykin Jones of  
Nashville; one sister, Joyce Johnson of Wilson; one brother, Marshall Boykin of  
Rock Ridge; and eight grandchildren.
  The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7-9 tonight and at  
other times at 4403 Highmeadow Lane.

Nina Roundtree
  Nina Roundtree, 73, of 5708 N.C. 91 South died Wednesday at Wilson Medical  
Center.
  Arrangements are incomplete and being handled by King & Darden Funeral Home,  
325 E. Nash St.

Curlee D. Brantley
  MIDDLESEX -- Curlee D. Brantley, 82, died Tuesday.
  Arrangements are incomplete and being handled by Strickland Funeral Home,  
Wendell.


February 21, 2002

Velma V. Williams
  Velma Vick Williams, 76, of Greenbriar Trailer Park died Wednesday at Wilson  
Medical Center. The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Jesse Horne, the Rev.  
Art Burkam Jr. and the Rev. Jerome Mozingo at 3 p.m. Friday at Thomas-Yelverton  
Funeral Service, 2704 W. Nash St. Burial will follow in Maplewood Cemetery.
  Surviving are two sons, Alton Williams of the home and William Earl Morris of  
Wilson; two sisters, Mamie Land and Esther Viverette, both of Nashville; and  
four grandchildren.
  The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6:30-8:30 tonight and  
at other times at 6408 Countyside Road.

Curlee D. Brantley
Sept. 3, 1919 Feb. 19, 2002
  MIDDLESEX -- Lacy Curlee Driver Brantley, 82, died Tuesday in Newport News, Va.  
The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. David B. Whitley at 2 p.m. Friday at   
Middlesex Church of God Family Life Center. Burial will follow in the Murray  
Family Cemetery.
  Surviving are two daughters, Beverly Wood of Bailey and Connie Hicks of  
Middlesex; four sons, Mickey Brantley of Middlesex, Gary Brantley of Wilson, the  
Rev. Danny Brantley of Spring Hope and Billy Brantley of Rocky Mount; one  
sister, Katie Hunt of Newport News, Va.; seven grandchildren; five great-
grandchildren; six stepgrandchildren; 19 stepgreat-grandchildren; and six  
stepgreat-great-grandchildren.
  The family will receive friends at the church from 7-8:30 tonight and at other  
times at the home of Beverly Wood, 8673 Stone Hill Church Road, Bailey.
  Arrangements are being handled by Strickland Funeral Home, Wendell.

Rosa T. High
  Rosa Mae Thompson High, 76, of 1798 Broken Road, Bailey, died Sunday at her  
home. The funeral will be conducted by Bishop J.N. Perry at 1 p.m. Saturday at  
L.N. Forbes Original Free Will Baptist Tabernacle, 1800 Lane St. Extension.  
Burial will follow in Rest Haven Cemetery.
  Surviving are her husband, Henry D. High; eight daughters, Bobbie High, Delois  
Barnes, Joyce Baker, Diane Artis and Doris Thompson, all of Bailey, Alfreda Hart  
of Spring Hope, and Deborah Thompson and Rematha Evans, both of the home; three  
sons, William Earl Thompson of Baltimore, James High of Spring Hope and Hilton  
Thompson of the home; one sister, Minnie Thompson of Wilson; one brother,  
Nathaniel Thompson of Wilson; 32 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; and two  
great-great-grandchildren.
  The body may be viewed at King & Darden Funeral Home, 325 E. Nash St. Friday  
from 2-9 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.

Addie H. Wilkins
  Addie Mae Hagans Wilkins, 77, of 8096 Antioch Church Road, Middlesex, died  
Sunday at Wilson Medical Center. The funeral will be conducted by Bishop J.N.  
Perry at 1 p.m. Saturday at L.N. Forbes Original Free Will Baptist Tabernacle,  
1800 Lane St. Extension. Burial will follow in Middlesex Memorial Garden.
  Surviving are two daughters, Linda J. Pope of Sims and Brenda Wilkins of the  
home; five sons, William Hagans of the home, George Hagans, James Wilkins and  
Danny Wilkins, all of Middlesex, and Kenneth R. Wilkins of Jacksonville; two  
sisters, Mildred Batts of Wilson and Gladys Gray of Philadelphia; 16  
grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren.
  The body may be viewed at King & Darden Funeral Home, 325 E. Nash St. Friday  
from  4-9:15  p.m. with the family receiving friends there from 8:15-9:15 p.m.  
and at other times at the residence where they will assemble one hour before the  
funeral.

Quincy O’Neal
Dec. 17, 1907 Feb. 20, 2002
  Quincy O’Neal, 94, a resident of Heritage Retirement Center, died Wednesday.  
The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Harvey Hartsfield at 1 p.m. Saturday  
at Rocky Branch United Church of Christ, 5968 N.C. 581, Kenly. Burial will  
follow in the church cemetery.
  O’Neal was retired from the Rock Ridge Mill and was a member of Rocky Branch  
United Church of Christ of Kenly.
  Surviving are one daughter, Eula Thomas of Kenly; one granddaughter; and five  
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 7622 Judge Road, Kenly and will  
assemble there one hour before the funeral.

Margaret H. Dickerson
June 6, 1910 Feb. 16, 2002
  Margaret Hodges Dickerson, 91, of 114 Ash St. died Feb. 16 at Wilson Medical  
Center. The funeral will be conducted by Bishop Robert L. Gorham at 1 p.m.  
Saturday at Wilson Chapel Free Will Baptist Church, 513 E. Barnes St. Burial  
will follow in Rest Haven Cemetery,
  She was the former owner of Dickerson Grocery and was a member of Wilson  
Chapel Free Will Baptist Church.
  Surviving are her brother, Robert Hodges of Wilson; and her caregiver, Robert  
"Pet Pig" Dixon of Philadelphia.
  The body may be viewed at Hamilton Funeral Chapel, 726 S. Tarboro St., Friday  
from 3-9 p.m. The family will receive friends at the church Saturday from noon-1  
p.m. and at other times at 803 Viola St. where they will assemble at 11a.m.  
before the funeral.

Pauline B. Wiggs
  SMITHFIELD -- Pauline Barden Wiggs, 86, a native of Wilson County, died  
Tuesday. The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Lee Colbert at 2 p.m. Friday  
at First Baptist Church of Smithfield. Burial will follow in Hills of the Neuse  
Memory Gardens.
  Surviving are two daughters, Jo Ann Wiggs and Joyce Wiggs Deans, both of   
Smithfield;  a son, William Grover Wiggs of Hickory; and three grandchildren.
  The family will receive friends at Parrish Funeral Home from 7-9 tonight.

Nina R. Williams
  Nina Roundtree Williams, 73, of  5708 N.C. 91 South died Tuesday at Wilson  
Medical Center. The funeral will be conducted by  Elder Eddie B. Coley at 10  
a.m. Saturday at L.N. Forbes Original Free Will Baptist Tabernacle, 1800 Lane  
St. Extension. Burial will follow in Rest Haven Cemetery.
  Surviving are her husband, the Rev. Millus Williams Sr.; six daughters, Sarah  
Tatum of Willingboro, N.J., the Rev. Frances Williams of West Orange, N.J.,  
Janet Best of Norfolk, Va., Louise Morton of Spring Hope, the Rev. Marguerite  
Rountree of Raleigh, and Arnita Gray of Portsmouth, Va.; four sons, Millus  
William Jr. and Charlie Williams, both of Wilson, the Rev. Alsey T. Williams of  
Dayton, Ohio, and Elder Carlton L. Williams of Rocky Mount; two sisters,  
Elizabeth Dupree and Mary B. Smith, both of Pinetops; two brothers, Roscoe  
Roundtree of Wilson and James Albert Barnes of Spring Valley, N.Y.; 38  
grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren;
  The body may be viewed at King & Darden Funeral Home, 325 E. Nash St.  Friday  
from 3-9:30 p.m. A memorial tribute will be held at Branch Memorial Holiness  
Church, 517 Hadley St., Friday from 7-8:30 p.m. The family will receive friends  
at other times at the residence and will assemble there one hour before the  
funeral.

William G. Barbee
  KENLY -- William G. Barbee, 59, of 205 S. Church St. died today.
  Arrangements are incomplete and being handled by Coley Funeral Home.

Julia N. Howell
  SHARPSBURG -- Julia Ann Newcombe Howell, 90, died Wednesday.
  Arrangements are incomplete and being handled by Joyner’s Funeral Home, 4100  
U.S. 264 West.

Jeffery E. Eddie
  Jeffery Eugene Eddie, 34, of 309 Forrest Road died Wednesday at Wilson Medical  
Center.
  Arrangements are incomplete and being handled by King & Darden Funeral Home,  
325 E. Nash St.

James J. Williams
  James Junior "Buddy" Williams, 72, of 1812-A Butterfield Lane died Wednesday  
at Nash General Hospital, Rocky Mount.
  Arrangements are incomplete and being handled by Hamilton Funeral Chapel, 726  
S. Tarboro St.


February 22, 2002

FORMER IMPERIAL TOBACCO PRESIDENT DIES
  John Mason Moody Gregory Jr., former president of Imperial Tobacco Co., died  
Wednesday at his home in Wilson. He was 95.
  The funeral will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. at St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church.  
Arrangements are being handled by Thomas-Yelverton Funeral Service.
  Gregory ended his career as president of the American division of the British-
based Imperial Tobacco Co. and oversaw the relocation of company headquarters  
from Richmond to Wilson in 1966.
  He served on many business- and community-related boards including the N.C.  
Citizens for Business and Industry, The Tobacco Institute and the Wilson and the  
U.S. chambers of commerce. He was a member of the Tobacco Advisory Committee of  
the U.S. Department of Agriculture and served on the board of Atlantic Christian  
College.
  A graduate of Duke University, Gregory started working for Imperial in 1930.
  He interrupted his business career to volunteer for service in World War II.  
He ended his military service as executive officer on the destroyer escort USS  
Jordan.
  After military service, he rejoined Imperial and also worked with his father  
at Gregory Real Estate in Durham. While in Durham, he served on the City Council  
for eight years.
  In 1957, he accepted a job as manager of Imperial’s South Boston, Va.,  
operation. Within two years, he was promoted to Imperial’s headquarters in  
Richmond and was named president in 1963.
  Gregory and his family were members of St. Philip’s Episcopal Church in  
Richmond and St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church in Wilson.
  He was an avid golfer and enjoyed membership in several social clubs,  
including the Wilson Country Club, Hope Valley Country Club, The Dunes Club of  
Myrtle Beach, S.C., The Country Club of Virginia, The Country Club of North  
Carolina and the Commonwealth Club of Richmond.
  He is survived by two sons, John Gregory of Richmond and Jamie Gregory of  
Raleigh; one sister, Priscilla McBryde of Charlotte; two brothers, Nat Gregory  
of Charleston, S.C., and Claiborne Gregory of San Antonio; and two  
grandchildren.


February 23, 2002

John E. Tolliver
  John Edgar Tolliver, 76, of 305 Main St. in Lucama, died Friday.
  The graveside service will be conducted by the Rev. James E. Newman Jr. at 2  
p.m. Monday in the Maplewood Cemetery.
  Surviving are his wife, Mary G. Tolliver; two daughters, Brenda Erxleben of  
Green Bay, Wis.; Sharon Tolliver of West Virginia; a sister, Beatrice Farr of  
Lester, W. Va.; three brothers, Malcolm Tolliver of Beckley, W. Va., Max  
Tolliver of Fort Meyers, Fla., and Lee Tolliver of Franklin, Va.; three  
grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
  The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Sunday at Coley Funeral Home in  
Kenly.

Pearl W. Whitley
  FOUNTAIN -- Pearl White Whitley, 64, of 3781 Rock Quarry Road, died Thursday in  
Pitt County Memorial Hospital.
  Graveside services will be conducted by the Rev. Jim Ellis at 2 p.m. Sunday at  
Queen Anne Cemetery in Fountain.
  Surviving is a daughter, Gail Whitehurst of Winterville; a brother, Otis White  
of Scotland Neck; and three grandchildren.
  The family will receive friends at the Farmville Funeral Home from 7-8:30 p.m.  
tonight.

Johnny R. Artis
Dec. 28, 1957          Feb. 21, 2002
  Johnny R. Artis, 44, of Rocky Mount, died Thursday at the Craven Regional  
Medical Center in New Bern.
  Funeral arrangements are incomplete and being handled by Hamilton Funeral  
Chapel of Wilson.

Carrie Grant Ham
Sept. 7, 1900           Feb. 22, 2002
  SNOW HILL -- Carrie Ann Grant Ham, 101, died Friday in Lenoir Memorial  
Hospital.
  Ham was the oldest living member of Jerusalem United Methodist Church where  
she taught Sunday School for many years.
  The funeral will be conducted by the Revs. T.C. West and Carolyn Cummings-
Woriax at 3 p.m. Sunday at the chapel of Taylor-Edwards Funeral Home. Burial  
will follow at the Snow Hill Cemetery.
  Surviving are her two daughters, Irene Barrow of Goldsboro and Shirley Beaman  
of Snow Hill; her son, Vernon Ham of Snow Hill; 11 grandchildren; 18 great-
grandchildren; and 12 great-great-grandchildren.
  The family will receive friends from 7-9 tonight at the funeral home and other  
times at the home of Paul and Shirley Beaman, 135 Vandiford Thomas Road.

Jeffery Eugene Eddie
  Jeffery Eugene Eddie, 35, of 309 Forrest Road, died Wednesday at Wilson  
Medical Center.
  The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Dameion Royal at 2 p.m. Sunday at  
St. Rose Church of Christ. Burial will follow in Rest Haven Cemetery.
  Surviving are two daughters, Dazzell Eddie and Tomeka "Sade" Coley, both of  
Wilson; three sons, Pierre Parker, Jeffery Speight and Dahnique Eddie, all of  
Wilson; his parents, Annie Eddie and Jasper Lee King of Wilson; sisters, Vernice  
Hines of the home, Bernice Davis, Michelle Lancaster and Laura Eddie, all of  
Wilson; two brothers, Kenneth Eddie and Antwone Davis, both of Wilson.
  The body may be viewed from 3-7:30 p.m. today at King & Darden Funeral Home.  
The family will receive friends at the residence at all times and assemble there  
one hour prior to the service.


February 25, 2002

Clevie E. Norman Sr.
  FREMONT -- Clevie Elmo Norman Sr., 83, died Saturday. The funeral was conducted  
by the Rev. Gary Bailey and the Rev. Richard Glosson Sunday at 5 p.m. at Seymour  
Funeral Home, Goldsboro. Burial followed at 11 a.m. today in Elmwood Cemetery.
  Surviving are his wife, Lula Elizabeth Ballenger Norman; three daughters, Jean  
Lamm of Wilson, Gloria Ralbovsky of San Antonio, Texas, and Debbie Gray of  
Fremont; one son, Clevie Norman Jr. of Sumter, S.C.; six brothers, Murray Norman  
of Portsmouth, Va., Noah Norman of Greenville, Milan Norman, Larry Norman and   
Vernon Norman, all of Ernul, and Robert Norman of Jacksonville, Fla.; 10  
grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

Johnny R. Artis
Dec. 28, 1957 Feb. 21, 2002
  Johnny Ray Artis, 44, of Rocky Mount died Thursday at Craven Regional Medical  
Center, New Bern. The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Richard Battle at 2  
p.m. Tuesday  at Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church, 730 Sutton Road, Rocky Mount.  
Burial will follow in Hamilton Burial Garden.
  Artis was employed with Pamlico County Community College System.
  Surviving are one daughter, Ebony L. Artis of Greensboro; one son,  Kenta  
Artis of Elm City; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Johnnie and Ruth Artis Darden of  
Rocky Mount; one brother, Derrick Darden of Goldsboro; paternal grandparents,  
Mr. and Mrs. Johnnie and Elizabeth Darden of Town Creek, Elm City; and maternal  
grandmother, Jessie Currie of Rocky Mount.
  The body may be viewed at Hamilton Funeral Chapel, 726 S. Tarboro St., today  
from 3-9 p.m. The family will receive friends at the residence, 1951 Old Wilson  
Road, Rocky Mount and will assemble there one hour before the funeral.

Cecil C. Hall
Sept. 11, 1929 Feb. 23, 2002
  STANTONSBURG -- Cecil Carlton Hall, 72, of 7426 Commercial Ave. died Saturday  
at his home. The funeral was conducted by the Rev. A.G. Smith and the Rev. P.C.  
Yelverton at 7 p.m. Sunday at Watery Branch Free Will Baptist Church. A  
graveside service was held at 11 a.m. today in Stantonsburg Cemetery.
  Surviving are his wife, Edna T. Hall; one daughter, Lynn Hall of Richmond,  
Va.; one stepdaughter, Sharon Underwood of Morehead City; two sons, Andy Hall  
and Todd Hall, both of Richmond, Va..; one stepson, Mike Minshew of  
Stantonsburg; one sister, Shirley Overton of Richmond, Va.; 11 grandchildren;  
and three stepgrandchildren.
  Arrangements were handled by Shingleton  Funeral Home, 2407 W. Nash St.

Desser B. Corey
June 9, 1933 Feb. 23, 2002
  Desser Marie Baker Corey, 68, of 8309 Varnell Drive, Saratoga, died Saturday  
at Wilson Medical Center. The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Julius  
Thompson at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Shingleton  Funeral Home, 2407 W. Nash St. Burial  
will follow in Evergreen Memorial Park.
  Surviving are one son, Ernest Corey of Farmville; two sisters, Elizabeth  
Turner and Elva Nichols, both of Farmville; two brothers, Billy Baker of Tarboro  
and James Baker of Farmville; and one stepgrandchild.
  The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7-9 tonight and at  
other times at the home.

Kim G. Respass
Aug. 1, 1956 Feb. 22, 2002
  Kim Gerard Respess, 45, died Friday at Kindred Hospital, Greensboro. A  
memorial service was held at 3 p.m. Sunday at 3644 Longleaf Drive, Elm City.
  Surviving are her husband, Ellis T. Respess; two sisters, Crystal Flippo of  
Elm City and Kay Burton of Salisbury.
  Arrangements were handled by Shingleton  Funeral Home, 2407 W. Nash St.

Peggy D. Adams
  KENLY -- Peggy Dean Adams, 66, of 503 Pineview Road died Friday. A graveside  
service will be conducted by the Rev. Charles Suggs at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Kenly  
Cemetery.
  Surviving are two brothers, Jerry Deans of Georgia and Jack Deans of Virginia.
  The family will receive friends at Coley Funeral Home from 7-9 tonight.

Jewel R. Ellis
Dec. 18, 1929 Feb. 25, 2002
  Jewel Ruth Ellis, 72, of Lucama died today.  The funeral will be conducted by  
the Rev. DeWayne Eakes at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Joyner’s Funeral Home, 4100 U.S.  
264 West. Burial will follow in Maplewood Cemetery.
  She was employed with United Insurance of America for 35 years.
  Surviving are two daughters, Sandra Ellis Creech of Lucama and Brenda Ellis  
Wester of Garner; one son, Wayne Ellis of Lucama; five grandchildren; and seven  
great-grandchildren.
  The family will receive friends at the funeral home Tuesday from 7-9 p.m. and  
at other times at 6205 St. Mary’s Church Road, Lucama.

Thomas R. Allen
  FARMVILLE -- Thomas Ray Allen, 66, died Thursday at Farmville Healthcare  
Center. A graveside service was conducted by the Rev. Donald Ribeiro at 11 a.m.  
Saturday in Forest Hills Cemetery.
  Surviving are a son, Robert M. Allen of Greenville; one stepdaughter, Crystal  
A. Herring of Wilson; and one grandchild.
  Arrangements were handled by Farmville Funeral Home.

Leslie Hinnant Sr.
  Leslie Hinnant Sr., 93, of 5431 First Road died Sunday.
  Arrangements are incomplete and being handled by King & Darden Funeral Home,  
325 E. Nash St.

Dorothy Artis
  Dorothy Artis, 58, of 707 Fleming St. died today at Wilson Medical Center.
  Arrangements are incomplete and being handled by King & Darden Funeral Home,  
325 E. Nash St.

Ervin E. Edwards
  Ervin Eugene Edwards, of 1700 Bynwood Drive died Sunday at Wilson Medical  
Center.
  Arrangements are incomplete and being handled by Hamilton Funeral Chapel, 726  
S. Tarboro St.

Ernest R. Dupree Sr.
  Ernest R. Dupree Sr., 82, of 6725 Jaycross Road, Fremont, died today at Wilson  
Medical Center.
  Arrangements are incomplete and being handled by Hamilton Funeral Chapel, 726  
S. Tarboro St.

Sudie Haskins
  Sudie Haskins, 89, of 2003 Lenoir Drive died Sunday at her residence.
  Arrangements are incomplete and being handled by Edwards Funeral Home, 805 E.  
Nash St.

Eula M. Tate
  Eula M. Tate, 79, died today at Wilson Medical Center.
  Arrangements are incomplete and being handled by Edwards Funeral Home, 805 E.  
Nash St.


February 26, 2002

Thelma E. Rhodes
  Thelma Eubanks Rhodes, 94, of Rome, Ga., died Saturday at her residence. The  
funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Joel Snider, the Rev. Hugh Peacock, the  
Rev. Floyd Roebuck and the Rev. Richard Rhodes at 11 a.m. Wednesday at First  
Baptist Church, Rome, Ga. Burial will be at 11 a.m. Friday in Montlawn Memorial  
Park, Raleigh, N.C.
  Surviving are two sons, including Cecil Rhodes of Wilson; one brother; seven  
grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
  The family will receive friends at Daniel’s Funeral Home, Rome Ga., from 7-9  
tonight and at other times at the residence.

Floyd Heath
Nov. 1, 1919 Feb. 25, 2002
  EUREKA -- Floyd Heath, 82, of 298 Davis Ext. died Monday at his residence. The  
funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday in the chapel of Shackleford Funeral  
Service, 102 N. Pine St., Fremont. Burial will follow in Eureka Cemetery.
  Heath was a retired farmer.
  Surviving are a daughter, Barbara Jean Radford of Wilson; a son, Floyd Thomas  
heath of Raleigh; a stepson, Edgar "Buddy" Mumford of Eureka; a sister, Evelyn  
Proctor of Florida; two brothers, B.T. Heath of Rocky Mount and Alton Brooks  
Heath of Wilson; six grandchildren; and six 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.

Robert S. Bradley
  ROANOKE RAPIDS -- Robert Simms Bradley, 77, died Sunday at Guardian Care. The  
funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Arnold Cooper at 2 p.m. Wednesday at  
Lakeview Baptist Church. Burial will follow in Crestview Memorial Cemetery with  
military honors.
  Surviving are his wife; two daughters, including, Sheila Bradley Pittman of  
Wilson; two sisters; three brothers; three grandchildren; and one great-
grandchild.
  The family will receive friends at Hockaday Funeral Home from 7:30-9 tonight  
and at other times at 719 E. 11th St.


February 27, 2002

George T. Briggs
  SNOW HILL -- George "Bill" Thomas Briggs, 70, of Bronx, N.Y. died Thursday at  
Metropolitan Hospital, New York, N.Y. The funeral will be conducted by Elder  
Cirlister Briggs at 2 p.m. Saturday at Shady Grove Free Will Baptist Church,  
Snow Hill. Burial will follow Shady Grove Cemetery.
  Surviving are his wife, Rosa Briggs; five daughters, Peggy Fordham of Snow  
Hill, Carolyn Fields of New Jersey, Robin Scott of New York, N.Y., Paula B.  
Reyes of Bronx, N.Y., and Valerie B. Smith of Virginia Beach, Va.; four sons,  
Raymond Briggs of Teaneck, N.J., Adolph Briggs of Lakewood, Wash., Bernard  
Briggs of Bronx, N.Y., and Donald Briggs of  California; one sister, Connie  
Stewart of Bronx, N.Y.; and two brothers, Willie Briggs of Kinston and James  
Williams of Wilson.
  A wake will be held at S. Connor Memorial Funeral Home, Snow Hill, Friday from  
7-8 p.m.

C. D. Mabry Jr.
  Cheatham Daniel Mabry Jr., 75, of 1200 Courtland Drive died Tuesday at  
Britthaven Nursing Home. A graveside service will be conducted by the Rev. Doug  
Murray and the Rev. Bill Bussey at 11 a.m. Thursday in Sunset Gardens,  
Henderson.
  Mabry was a veteran of the U.S. Army during World War II and was awarded the  
Bronze Star for serving in Central Europe. He was a retired accountant with  
Universal Leaf Tobacco Company and was a member of First Baptist Church.
  Surviving are  his wife, Katherine Hamm Mabry; two daughters, Brenda Mabry  
Bailey of Anderson, S.C., and Faye Mabry Denny of Wilson; four grandchildren;  
and three great-grandchildren.
  The family will receive friends at J.M. White Funeral Home, Henderson Thursday  
from 9-10:30 a.m.

Clarence Raby
Aug. 26, 1921 Feb. 27, 2002
  Clarence Raby, 80, died today. The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Larry  
Allison at 2 p.m. Saturday at Stoney  Point Baptist Church, Knoxville, Tenn.  
Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
  Surviving are a daughter, Glenda R. Bowden of Wilson; three sons, Ivan Earl  
Raby of Alexandria, Va., Alvin H. Raby of Winterville and Glen P. Raby of Elm  
City; a sister, Ruth Taylor of Knox County, Tenn.; a brother, Howard Raby of  
Knox County, Tenn.; and five grandchildren.
  The family will receive friends at Friday from 6-8 p.m. at Click Funeral Home,  
109 Walnut St., Lenoir City, Tenn. 37771.
  Local arrangements are being handled by Joyner’s Funeral Home, 4100 U.S. 264  
West.

Sudie B. Haskins
June 6, 1912 Feb. 24, 2002
  Sudie Bullock Haskins, 89, of 2003 Lenoir Drive died Sunday at her residence.  
The funeral will be conducted by Bishop Robert L. Gorham at 1 p.m. Friday at  
Wilson Chapel Free Will Baptist Church, 513 Barnes St. Burial will follow in  
Rest Haven Cemetery.
  Surviving are seven daughters, Alice Shipman Lewis of Wilson, Lavonne E.  
Myrick of Stantonsburg, Gail Patterson of Dale City, Va., Dorothy Foster of Camp  
Springs, Md., Ruby Gilliam, Carolyn Gilliam and Kate Whitley, all of Wilson; two  
sons, Walter Bernard Haskins of Fayetteville and William Douglas Gilliam of  
Wilson; 27 grandchildren; 41 great-grandchildren; and 30 great-great-
grandchildren.
  The body may be viewed at Edwards Funeral Home, 805 E. Nash St., Thursday from  
2-8 p.m. The family will receive friends at the residence and will assemble  
there one hour before the funeral.

Perrine Bunn
  PIKEVILLE -- Perrine Bunn, 88, died Tuesday. The funeral will be held at 2 p.m.  
Thursday at Pleasant Hill Free Will Baptist Church. Burial will follow in the  
church cemetery.
  Arrangements are being handled by Seymour Funeral Home, Goldsboro.

Carrie E. Mitchell
  PIKEVILLE -- Carrie E. Mitchell, 95, died Sunday. The funeral will be held at 2  
p.m. today at Howell Funeral Home, Goldsboro. Burial will follow in Patetown  
Cemetery.

Mildred M. Soper
  Mildred Matthews Soper, 89, died Tuesday
  Arrangements are incomplete and being handled by Joyner’s Funeral Home, 4100  
U.S. 264 West.

Pearl P. Spencer
  MIDDLESEX -- Pearl P. Spencer, 86, died Tuesday.
  Arrangements are incomplete and being handled by Strickland Funeral Home,  
Wendell.


February 28, 2002

Leslie Hinnant Sr.
  Leslie Hinnant Sr., 93, of First Road N.C. 91 South died Sunday at his home.  
The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. R.E. Phillips at 1 p.m. Saturday at  
St. Paul Church of Christ, Lake Wilson Road. Burial will follow in Rest Haven  
Cemetery.
  Surviving are his wife, Pauline B. Hinnant; four sons, Leslie Hinnant Jr. of  
Wilson, Ricky Hinnant of the home, Leroy Barnes of Hampton, Va., and Jerry Diggs  
of Upper Marlboro, Md.; one brother, John Hinnant of Wilson; 13 grandchildren;  
and 12 great-grandchildren.
  The body may be viewed at King & Darden Funeral Home, 325 E. Nash St., Friday  
from 3-8:30 p.m. with the family receiving friends there from 7-8 p.m. and at  
other times at the residence where they will assemble one hour before the  
funeral.

Ervin E. Edwards
Aug. 30, 1962 Feb. 24, 2002
  Ervin Eugene "Tony" Edwards, 39, of 1700 Bynwood Drive died Sunday at Wilson  
Medical Center. The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. George T. Atkinson at  
2 p.m. Saturday at L.N. Forbes Original Free Will Baptist, 1800 Lane St.  
Extension. Burial will follow in Hamilton Burial Garden.
  Edwards was employed at Wilson Medical Center for 10 years and was currently  
employed with G&A Janitorial Service.
  Surviving are one daughter, Jacklyn Miller of Wilson; one son, Dominque Miller  
of Wilson; his mother, the Rev. Mable Holden of the home; his stepfather, James  
Holden of Wilson; his father, Johnny Young of Richmond, Va.; six sisters, Angela  
McCormicks of Wake Forest, Tammy Knight of Wilson, Casey Young, Dawn Young,  
Sheri Young and Kim Young, all of Richmond, Va.; three brothers, Danny Edwards  
of Midlothian, Va., James Thompson of Charlotte and Gregory Edwards of the home;  
his grandmother, Lucille Edwards of the home; and his stepgrandmother, Katie  
Perry of Red Oak.
  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.

Mildred M. Soper
Nov. 7, 1912 Feb. 26, 2002
  Mildred Estelle Matthews Soper, 89, died Tuesday. A graveside service will be  
conducted by the Rev. Ray Barnhill at 3 p.m. today in Pineview Cemetery, Rocky  
Mount.
  Surviving are one son, James Soper of Dillwyn, Va.; two sisters, Mary  
Batchelor of Wilson and Vivian Dubois of Pennsylvania; one brother, Arthur  
Matthews Jr. of Wilson; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
  Arrangements are being handled by Joyner’s Funeral Home, 4100 U.S. 264 West.

Dorothy L. Duke
  FAYETTEVILLE -- Dorothy Cleo Lamm Duke, 78, a native of Wilson County, died  
Wednesday .The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Dan Brown at 3 p.m. Friday  
in the chapel of Jernigan-Warren Funeral Home, Burial will follow in Lafayette  
Memorial Park.
  Survived are two daughters, Kathy Fisher and Deborah Locke, both of  
Fayetteville; two sons, Carl H. Duke Jr. and Jimmy K. Duke, both of  
Fayetteville; a sister, Marie Howard of Wilson; 10 grandchildren; and 13 great-
grandchildren.
  The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight at the funeral home and at  
other times at 1906 Wayne Lane.

Pearl P. Spencer
Oct. 12, 1915 Feb. 26, 2002
  MIDDLESEX -- Pearl Price Spencer, 86, of 7682 Noah Road died Tuesday at Wilson  
Medical Center. The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Lee’s Chapel  
Baptist Church. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
  Surviving are her husband, Fred A. Spencer; one sister, Lizzie Hough of  
Middlesex; and four brothers, Joseph P. Price of Raleigh, Elton Price and Wilton  
Price, both of Zebulon, and Percy Price of Wendell.
  The family will receive friends at Strickland Funeral Home, Wendell, from 7-9  
tonight and at other times at the home of Percy and Jeanette Price, 1100  
Damascus Drive, Wendell.

James M. Hudson
July 12, 1930 Feb. 20, 2002
  FULLERTON, Calif. -- James Melvin Hudson, 71, died Feb. 20 at Long Beach  
Veterans Hospital. The funeral will be conducted by D.J. Maxey at 2 p.m.  
Saturday at Haw Branch Church of Christ, Chocowinity, N.C. Burial will follow in  
Oakdale Cemetery, Washington, N.C.
  Surviving are one daughter; two sons; two sisters; three brothers, including  
William Jerry Hudson of Wilson, N.C.; and four grandchildren.
  The family will receive friends at Hillside Funeral Home, Chocowinity, N.C.,  
Friday from 7-9 p.m. and at other times at the home of his sister, Polly H.  
Whitley, 1778 Carrow Road, Chocowinity, N.C.

Ora S. Solt
  AYDEN -- Ora Shackelford Solt, 89, died Wednesday at Pitt County Memorial  
Hospital, Greenville. A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday in New  
Bern National Cemetery.
  Her survivors include one sister, Dorothy Skinner of Stantonsburg.
  The family will receive friends at Farmer Funeral Home from 7-8:30 tonight.

Albert G. Proseus
May 15, 1915 Feb. 24, 2002
  VENICE, Fla. -- Albert G. Proseus, 86, formerly of Wilson, N.C., died Sunday. A  
memorial service will be held at later date.
  Surviving are his wife, Olive Proseus of Venice; a daughter, Sandie Ala of  
Livermore, Calif.; three sons, Richard Proseus and Bill Proseus, both of Wilson,  
N.C., and Jim Proseus of Venice; seven grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Hattie M. Witzke
Jan. 2, 1911 Feb. 23, 2002
  Hattie Elizabeth Moore Witzke, 91, of Dallas, Texas, formerly of Wilson, died  
Saturday. A family memorial service will be conducted today by the Rev. Ralph  
Burke at First United Methodist Church of Plano, Texas. A graveside service will  
be held Saturday at 3 p.m. in Pineview Cemetery, Rocky Mount, at the Moore  
family site.
  Surviving are her son, Christian Witzke III of Plano, Texas; five  
grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
  The family will receive friends at Joyner’s Funeral Home, 4100 U.S. 264 West,  
Saturday from 1-2 p.m.

Dorothy Artis
  Dorothy Artis, 58, of 717 Fleming St. died Monday at Wilson Medical Center.  
The funeral will be conducted by Elder Ernest Ray Melton at Union Grove  
Primitive Baptist Church, 519 Singletary St. Burial will follow in Rest Haven  
Cemetery.
  Surviving are three daughters, Betty Woodard, Abby Watson and Cynthia  
Phillips, all of Wilson; three sons, Jeffery Jerome Watson of Bailey, William  
Watson and Anthony Watson, both of Wilson; two sisters, Mable Horton of  
Baltimore and Joyce Williams of Wilson; 33 grandchildren; and one great-
grandchild.
  The body may be viewed at King & Darden Funeral Home, 325 E. Nash St., Friday  
from 2-8:30 p.m. The family will receive friends at the residence and will  
assemble there one hour before the funeral.


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