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January 1, 2001

Lucy Anne Currie
  NORLINA -- Lucy Anne Williams Currie, age 71, died Saturday at her home. The  
funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Mac Hutton today at 2 p.m. at Inez Baptist  
Church in Norlina. Burial will follow in Warren Dale Cemetery.
  She was a bookkeeper for General Box Co. and a member of Inez Baptist Church.
  Surviving are three daughters; three sons, including George Currie of Wilson;   
and eight grandchildren.
  The family will hold visititation at the home.

Madeline Denton Perry
Dec. 14, 1926       Dec. 30, 2000
  Madeline Denton Perry, 74, of Bailey died Saturday at her home. The funeral  
will be conducted by Rev. Tim Riggs and Rev. Tim Stout at 2 p.m. Tuesday at  
Joyner’ Funeral Home, 4100 U.S. Highway 264. Burial will follow in the Bailey  
Cemetery.
  Surviving are her husband, Willard "Sharkie" Perry; two sons, James W. Perry  
of Lucama and J. Michael Perry of Bailey; one sister, Edith Murray of Wilson;  
one brother, James Denton of Spring Hope; and four grandchildren.
  The family will receive friends Monday from 6-8:30 p.m. and other times at  
5017 Pine St. in Bailey.

Jerry T. Minshew
  Jerry T. Minshew, 56, of 133 Old Route 22 in Kenly died Sunday. Funeral  
arrangements will be handled by Coley Funeral Home.

Ashonya Herndon
  Ashonya Herndon, 22, died Thursday. The funeral will be held Wednesday at 1  
p.m. at Middlesex First Baptist Church with burial to follow in Middlesex  
Memorial Gardens. Arrangements by William Toney’s Funeral Home, Spring Hope.


January 2, 2001

Shirley T. Lee
May 29, 1952 Dec. 27, 2000
  Shirley Temple Lee, 41, of 612 Lane St. died Wednesday at Wilson Medical  
Center. The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Nancy Reid at 1 p.m. Wednesday  
at Edwards Funeral Home Chapel, 805 E. Nash St. Burial will follow in Beck Pate  
Cemetery, Wilson County.
  Surviving are her mother, Georgiannia L. Barnes; three sisters, Marcine Burke  
and Brenda L. Atkinson, both of Wilson, and Barbara Ann Atkinson of Lucama; and  
four brothers, Johnnie Eddie Lee, David Earl Atkinson and Jim Barnes, all of  
Wilson, and James Wall of Clayton.
  The body may be viewed at the funeral home today from 2-7 p.m. The family will  
receive friends at the residence and will assemble there one hour before the  
funeral.

Robert L. Ellis Jr.
  Robert Lee Ellis Jr., 74, of 1713 Orange St. died Sunday at Pitt County  
Memorial Hospital, Greenville.
  Arrangements are incomplete and being handled by Edwards Funeral Home, 805 E.  
Nash St.

Jerry T. Minshew
  KENLY -- Jerry T. Minshew, 56, of 133 Old Route 22 died Sunday. The funeral  
will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Holly Springs Free Will Baptist Church.  
Burial will follow in Kenly Cemetery.
  Minshew was a retired heavy equipment operator with the North Carolina  
Department of Transportation.
  Surviving are his wife, Mary N. Minshew; two daughters, Melinda Oden of  
Princeton and Nicole Wood of Smithfield; three stepdaughters, Gretta Barnes, Lou  
Carroll and Patricia Wall, all of Kenly; two stepsons, Bobby Boykin of Grifton  
and Billy Boykin of Kenly; five grandchildren; seven stepgrandchildren; and six  
stepgreat-grandchildren.
  The family will receive friends at Coley Funeral Home from 7-9 tonight.

Mattie M. Glossip
  SNOW HILL -- Mattie May Glossip, 79, of 201 Hines St. died Saturday at Pitt  
County Memorial Hospital, Greenville. The funeral will be conducted by the Rev.  
Bronson Matney at 1 p.m. today in Hollywood Cemetery, Farmville.
  Surviving are her husband, Robert A. Glossip; a daughter, Alisa G. Thorne of  
Greenville; a son, Robert M. Glossip of Snow Hill; two sisters, Lossie B. Stocks  
of Maury and Ruby Worthington of Ayden; two brothers, Alton E. May of Hookerton  
and James E.. May of Snow Hill; and three grandchildren.
  Arrangements are being handled by Taylor-Edwards Funeral Home.


January 3, 2001

Maggie M. Williams
  Maggie Mae Williams, 83, died Monday. A graveside service will be held at 2  
p.m. Thursday in the Williams Family Cemetery.
  Surviving are several nieces and nephews.
  The family will receive friends at Johnson Funeral Home, Sunset Avenue, Rocky  
Mount, from 7-8:30 tonight.

Jesse S. Alston Jr.
  AYDEN -- Jesse Sport Alston Jr., 54, a native of Wilson, died Tuesday. The  
funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at St. James Free Will Baptist Church,  
Ernul. Burial will follow in Branches Cemetery, Haddocks Crossroad Community.
  Alston was a member of St. James Free Will Baptist Church where he served on  
the deacon board.
  Surviving are his wife, Elder Jessie Wilson Alston; a daughter, Amy Marie  
Alston of the home; a son, Dennis Earl Alston of the home; his mother, Marie  
Alston of Greenville; five sisters, Elder Cynthia Bryant, Barbara J. Maye, Elder  
Janice Alston, Willie Mae Alston and Helena Simmons, all of Greenville; a  
brother, William Alston of Goldsboro; and paternal grandmother, Lona Alston of  
Wilson.
  The body may be viewed at Congleton Funeral Home, Greenville, Thursday from 3-
8 p.m.

James A. French
  COLONIAL HEIGHTS, Va. -- James Allen French, 68, died Thursday at his  
residence. The funeral was conducted by the Rev. Jeffery B. Ginn and the Rev.  
Wayne Johnson Tuesday at E. Alvin Small Funeral Home. Burial followed in  
Southlawn Memorial Park, Prince George.
  Surviving are a daughter; a son; four sisters, including Evelyn Stader of  
Wilson, N.C.; and five grandchildren.

Doreatha L. Sanders
  Doreatha Lucas Sanders, 72, of 1701 E. Nash St. died Monday at Pitt County  
Memorial Hospital, Greenville.
  Arrangements are incomplete and being handled by King & Darden Funeral Home,  
325 E. Nash St.

Sybil F. Cone
  Sybil Flowers Cone, 80, died Tuesday.
  Arrangements are incomplete and being handled by Joyner’s Funeral Home, 4100  
U.S. 264 West.

Mattie H. Patterson
  Mattie H. Patterson, 75, of 518 Church St. died today at her residence.
  Arrangements are incomplete and being handled by Hamilton Funeral Chapel, 726  
S. Tarboro St.

Harold L. Abernathy
  Harold Lawrence Abernathy, 68, of 4005 Highway 264 West died Tuesday at his  
home.
  Arrangements are incomplete and being handled by Shingleton Funeral Home, 2407  
W. Nash St.

Gladys W. Sutton
  WALSTONBURG --  Gladys W. Sutton, 73, died Monday. The funeral will be  
conducted by the Rev. Reynolds Smith at 7 tonight at Rouse Funeral Home, La  
Grange. Burial will be Thursday at 11 a.m. in Fairview Cemetery, La Grange.
  Surviving are four children, Jerry Dean Sutton and Linda S. Benson, both of  
the home, Sue S. Miller of Rowland, and Tim Sutton of Goldsboro; a sister,  
Bertie Sessoms of Salemburg; six grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
  The family will receive friends at the funeral home tonight following the  
funeral and at other times at the home.

Miriam S. York
April 27, 1921 Dec. 30, 2000
  RALEIGH -- Miriam Stout York, 79, of Charlotte, formerly of Raleigh, died  
Saturday at Mercy Hospital South, Charlotte. She was a native of Wilson. The  
funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Hayes Barton Baptist Church. Burial  
will follow in Raleigh Memorial Park.
  Surviving are her son, Richard York of Charlotte; and two grandchildren.
  The family will receive friends in the church parlor immediately following the  
service.
  Arrangements are being handled by Brown-Wynne Funeral Home.


January 4, 2001

Marie H. Edwards
March 9, 1932 Jan. 2, 2001
  NASHVILLE -- Marie Hurley Edwards, 68, died Tuesday. The funeral will be  
conducted by the Rev. Rick Downing at 11 a.m. Friday at Macedonia Baptist  
Church. Burial will follow in Evergreen Memorial Gardens, Wilson.
  Surviving are two daughters, Nadine Smith of Rocky Mount and June Gardner of  
Bailey; two sons, Robert W. "Billy" Edwards and Curtis Edwards, both of Spring  
Hope; one sister, Mary H. Dunaway of Jacksonville, Fla.; one brother, William M.  
Roberson of Ormond Beach, Fla.; and five grandchildren.
  The family will receive friends at Johnson Funeral Home, Nashville, from 7-
8:30 tonight.

Sybil F. Cone
Feb. 21, 1920 Jan. 1, 2001
  Sybil Flowers Cone, 80, of Elm City died Tuesday. The funeral will be  
conducted by the Rev. Keith Cobb at 2 p.m. Saturday at Joyner’s Funeral Home,  
4100 U.S. 264 West. Burial will follow in Bailey Cemetery.
  Surviving are her daughter, Judy Taylor of Rocky Mount; three sisters, Della  
F.. Ruffin and Audrey F. Glover, both of Sims, and Phyllis F. Williams of  
Florence, S.C.; two brothers, Malcolm R. Flowers of Chattanooga, Tenn., and  
Raeford L. Flowers of Wilson; two grandchildren; and one great-grandson.
  The family will receive friends at the funeral home Saturday from 1-2 p.m. and  
at other times at 1307 Lakeside Drive.

Harold L. Abernathy
April 2, 1932 Jan. 2, 2001
  Harold Lawrence Abernathy, 68, of 4005 U.S. 264 West died Tuesday at his home.  
The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Ralph Leggett at 2 p.m. Friday at  
Shingleton Funeral Home Chapel, 2407 W. Nash St. Burial will follow in Bailey  
Cemetery.
  Surviving are one daughter, Lisa Christiansen of Iowa; two sons, Johnny  
Abernathy and Tommy Abernathy, both of Georgia; his mother, Lala V. Abernathy of  
the home; one sister, Carrie Belle McLaughlin of Des Moines, Iowa; and one  
brother, Harry Thomas Abernathy of Florida.
  The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7-8:30 tonight and at  
other times at the home.

Kelvin C. Beamon
Sept. 25,1980 Dec. 29, 2000
  Pvt. Kelvin Corey "Pan" Beamon, 20, of 1006 Belmont Ave., stationed at Fort  
Benning, Ga., died Friday at Pitt County Memorial Hospital, Greenville. The  
funeral will be conducted by the Elder Ernestine McGee at 1 p.m. Saturday at  
L.N. Forbes Original Free Will Baptist Tabernacle, 1800 Lane St. Extension.  
Burial will follow with full military rites in Rest Haven Cemetery.
  Surviving are his father and stepmother, Gray Jimmie and Loraine Beamon  of  
the home; three sisters, Britney Beamon of the home, Temesia T. Beamon and  
Taquanna L. Farmer, both of Wilson; one brother, Antoine L. Bullock of Wilson;  
maternal grandmother, Rosa Mae Spruill of Wilson; maternal grandfather, Charlie  
Daniels Jr. of Wilson; and maternal great-grandmother, Lona Mae Dunston of  
Wilson.
  The body may be viewed at Hamilton Funeral Chapel, 726 S. Tarboro St. Friday  
from 3-9 p.m. with the family receiving friends there from 7-8 p.m. and at other  
times at the residence where they will assemble one hour before the funeral.

E. Dennis Boykin
  KENLY -- E. Dennis Boykin, 66, of 15 Beulahtown Road died Tuesday. A memorial  
services will be conducted by the Rev. Curtis Jones at 7 p.m. Friday at Coley  
Funeral Home Chapel. A private burial will be held Saturday in Holly Springs  
Church Cemetery.
  Surviving are his wife, Sandra Boykin; a daughter, Sharon Vincent of Henrico;  
a brother, James Quinn "Jim" Boykin of Goldsboro; one grandson; and two great-
grandchildren.
  The family will receive friends at the funeral home Friday from 7:30-9 p.m.

John J. Ange
Aug. 22, 1907 Jan. 3, 2001
  John Jarvis Ange, 93, died Wednesday. The funeral will be conducted by the  
Rev. Michael Nation at 2 p.m. Saturday at Trinity Episcopal Church, Chocowinity.  
Burial will follow in Trinity Cemetery, Chocowinity.
  Surviving are two sons, John Gregory Ange of Wilson and Douglas Ange of  
Virginia; two sisters, Daisy Bennett and Annie Belle Furman, both of  
Chocowinity; a brother, James Leslie Ange of Virginia; 10 grandchildren; and 12  
great-grandchildren.
  The family will receive friends at the church following the service.  
Arrangements by Joyner’s Funeral Home, 4100 U.S. 264 West.

Robert L. Ellis Jr.
Nov. 30, 1926 Dec. 31, 2000
  Robert Lee Ellis Jr., 74, of 1713 Orange St. died Sunday at Pitt County  
Memorial Hospital, Greenville. The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Ed  
Thomas Edwards at 2 p.m. Saturday at Brown Chapel Free Will Baptist Church, 1507  
Hadley St. Burial will follow in Rest Haven Cemetery.
  Surviving are three daughters, Robinett Lee Harris of the home, Micelle Nicol  
Harris and Danelle Lavonne Harris, both of Wilson; one son, Ricky Bass of  
Garner; five sisters, Ida D. Gunter of Holly Springs, Cathrine Hinnant, Walletta  
Crawford and Ruth Rowe, all of Goldsboro and Annie M. Clark of Brooklyn, N.Y.;  
one brother, Charles Robert Ellis of Charlotte; nine grandchildren; and his  
caregiver, Roberta Harris of Wilson.
  The body may be viewed at Edwards Funeral Home, 805 E. Nash St. Friday from 2-
8 p.m. with the family receiving friends there from 7-8 p.m. and at other times  
at the residence where they will assemble one hour before the funeral.

Susan J. Jessup
 Susan Jean Jessup died Wednesday.
 Arrangements are incomplete and being handled by Thomas-Yelverton Funeral  
Service, 2704 W. Nash St.


January 5, 2001

Mattie H. Patterson
April 16, 1925 Jan. 3, 2001
  Mattie Hopkins Patterson, 75 of 518 Church St. died Wednesday at her  
residence. The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. William Neill at 2 p.m.  
Sunday at St. John AME Zion Church, 119 N. Pender St. Burial will follow in Rest  
Haven Cemetery.
  Surviving are her son, Michael Patterson Sr. of Wilson; four sisters, Mae  
Newman and Nelia Holliman, both of Norfolk, Va., Edrine Ruffin and Witonya  
Boyette, both of Wilson; and five grandchildren.
  The body may be viewed at Hamilton Funeral Chapel, 726 S. Tarboro St.,  
Saturday from 3-9 p.m. The family will receive friends at the residence and will  
there assemble one hour before the funeral.

Jerry L. Turner
March 3, 1960 December 25, 2000
  Jerry Lee Turner, 40, of 900 W. Gold St. died December 25, 2000 at Wilson  
Medical Center. A memorial service will be conducted by the Rev. Cedric Murphy  
at 11 a.m. Saturday at Hamilton Funeral Chapel, 726 S. Tarboro St.
  Surviving are his mother, Martha Maryland Turner of the home; two sisters,  
Helen Turner and Annie Turner, both of Wilson; and one brother, Cornelius Turner  
of Elm City.
  The family will receive friends at the residence.

Doreatha Sanders
  Doreatha "Girlie" Sanders, 72, of 1701 E. Nash St. died Monday at Pitt County  
Memorial Hospital. The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. George A. Gregorey  
at 2 p.m. Saturday at St. Rose Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ), 605 S.  
Douglas St. Burial will follow in Rest Haven Cemetery.
  Surviving are five daughters, Ella Ward, Dolleen Kirk, Shirley Sanders, Linda  
Spells and Denise Jarmon, all of Wilson; three sons, David Lee Lucas of  
Birmingham, Ala., Tyrone Sanders of the home and Dennis Ray Sanders of  
Fayetteville; 14 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.
  The body may be viewed at King & Darden Funeral Home, 325 E. Nash St., today  
from 2-8 p.m. The family will receive friends at the residence and will assemble  
there one hour before the funeral.

Esther M. Morant
  Esther M. Morant, 80, of Triangle East Nursing Care Center, formerly of 710  
Manchester St., died today at Wilson Medical Center.
  Arrangements are incomplete and being handled by Hamilton Funeral Chapel, 726  
S. Tarboro St.

Annie B. Hines
Feb. 18, 1937 Jan. 3, 2001
  NASHVILLE, Ga. -- Annie Black Hines, 63, formerly of Wilson, N.C., died  
Wednesday at Berrien County Hospital. The funeral will be conducted by the Rev.  
Amos Bennett at 3 p.m. Sunday at St. James AME Church. Burial will follow in  
Eastview Cemetery.
  She was retired from the Wilson County Schools and was a former member of St.  
Rose Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ).
  Surviving are her son, Anthony Hines of Wilson, N.C.; her father, John Black  
Sr. of Nashville, Ga.; one brother John Black Jr. of Nashville, Ga.; and two  
grandsons.
  The family will receive friends at Black and Son Funeral Home Saturday from 4-
7 p.m.

Susan J. Jessup
  Susan Jean Jessup, 55, died Wednesday at her home in Southern Shores. The  
funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Jim McKinnon at 3 p.m. Saturday in  
Maplewood Cemetery.
  Surviving are two sons, Stephen Taylor of Kitty Hawk and Jason Taylor of  
Wilson; her father, J.C. "Bill" Jessup of Durham; and two grandchildren.
  The family will receive friends at the residence, 511 Pinewood Drive, from 6-8  
tonight.

Lillie G. Godwin
  KENLY -- Lillie Gardner Godwin, 83, of 6965 Flower Hill Road, Middlesex died  
today. The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Lewis Godwin at 3 p.m. Sunday  
at Coley Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Kenly Cemetery.
  Surviving are three daughters, Shirley Mosley of Wendell, Rose Fore of  
Marshall and Brenda Henize of Fuquay-Varina; one son, Worth Godwin Jr. of  
Middlesex; one sister, Myretta Renfrow of Kenly; one brother, Wiley Gardner of  
Wilson; 10 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
  The family will receive friends at the funeral home Saturday from 7-9 p.m.

Van D. Moore
Sept. 8, 1924 Jan. 4, 2001
  Van D. Moore, 76, of Lucama died Thursday. The funeral will be conducted by  
the Rev. De Wayne Eakes at 11 a.m. Saturday at Joyner’s Funeral Home, 4100 U.S.  
264 West. Burial will follow in Contentnea Church Cemetery.
  Moore was past governor of the Wilson Moose Lodge and a member of the American  
Legion. He was a former elder of Westminster Presbyterian Church and was retired  
from Piggly Wiggly.
  Surviving are his wife, Naomi Daniels Moore; two daughters, Theresa Van  
Watkins of Lucama and Debbie Wilson of Raleigh; one brother, Bobby Moore of  
Kenly; and two grandsons.
  The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7-8:30 tonight and at  
other times at 5358 Scott Church Road.

Sophie T. Skinner
Aug. 6, 1940 Jan. 4, 2001
  Sophie Twiddy Skinner, 60, died Thursday. Services will be held Sunday.
  Surviving are one son, Donnie Skinner of Wilson; one sister, Janice Gaskill of  
Tarboro; four brothers, Tim Twiddy of Wilson, Jerry Twiddy and Steve Twiddy,  
both of Tarboro, and Bruce Twiddy of Virginia; and five grandchildren.
  The family will receive friends at 5320 Lamm Road.
  Arrangements are being handled by Joyner’s Funeral Home, 4100 U.S. 264 West.

Dorene B. Musgrave
  PIKEVILLE -- Dorene B. Musgrave, 77, died Thursday. The funeral will be held at  
3:30 p.m. Saturday at Seymour Funeral Home Chapel, Goldsboro. Burial will follow  
in Musgrave Cemetery.

Leonard H. Leggett
  Leonard H. Leggett, 83, died Thursday. The funeral will be held at 1:30 p.m.  
Saturday at First Pentecostal Holiness Church, Burial will follow in Woodlawn  
Cemetery.
  Arrangements are being handled by Biggs Funeral Home, Williamston.


January 8, 2001

Randolph Lamm
Oct. 12, 1919 Jan. 6, 2001
  Randolph Lamm, 81, died Saturday. The funeral will be conducted by the Rev.  
Richard Holmes at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Milbournie Free Will Baptist Church. Burial  
will follow in Evergreen Memorial Gardens.
  Lamm was retired from P.L. Woodard & Company with 26 years of service. He  
served in the U.S. Army during World War II and fought in the Battle of the  
Bulge.
  Surviving are his wife, Nancy Finch Lamm; three sisters, Ruby L. Williamson,  
Annie Belle L. Williamson and Verina L. Bryant, all of Wilson; and a brother,  
Melton Lamm of Wilson.
  The family will receive friends at Joyner’s Funeral Home, 4100 U.S. 264 West,  
from 7-9 tonight.

M. Harvey Hogg
Oct. 10, 1929 Jan. 6, 2001
  M. Harvey Hogg, 71, died Saturday. A graveside service will be conducted by  
the Rev. Larry Letchworth at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Rock Hill Cemetery.
  His survivors include a sister, Elizabeth Durham of Washington, D.C.
  The family will receive friends at Joyner’s Funeral Home, 4100 U.S. 264 West,  
from 7-9 tonight.

John E. Kent
  TARBORO -- John E. "Johnny" Kent, 67, died Saturday. The funeral will be held  
at 2 p.m. today at Tarboro First Pentecostal Holiness Church. Burial will follow  
in Greenwood Cemetery.
  Kent was owner of Roofing, Tools and Equipment, Inc. of Wilson. He was a  
member of The Gideons International.
  Surviving are his wife, Betty Fussell Kent; a daughter, Karen Kent Felton of  
Fayetteville; a son, John E. "Rusty" Kent Jr. of Tarboro; two sisters, Esther  
Coker and Addie Harris, both of Tarboro; two brothers,  Jesse C. Kent of Tarboro  
and William Kent of Rock Hill, S.C.; and six grandchildren.
  Arrangements are being handled by Carlisle Funeral Home.

Sammie L. Mattox
  Sammie Louise Mattox, 64, of 4156 Frank Price Church Road died Saturday at  
Wilson Medical Center. The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Jeff Davis at  
11 a.m. Tuesday at Thomas-Yelverton Funeral Chapel, 2704 W. Nash St. Burial will  
be private.
  Surviving are her husband, Kenneth Mattox; one daughter, Kennie Mattox Mosley  
of Elm City; one son, Tim Fuller of Raleigh; her mother, Pauline Stapp of Bells,  
Texas; one sister, Mattie Swindell of Menard, Texas; two brothers, Michael  
Harris and Richard Harris, both of Bells, Texas; and five grandchildren.
  The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7-8:30 tonight and at  
other times at the home.

Garry Howell
  Garry "Junior" Howell, 72, of 8374A Newsome Mill Road, Lucama died Saturday.  
The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Coley Funeral Home Chapel,  
Kenly. Burial will follow in the Howell Family Cemetery.
  Surviving are his wife, Joan Lawrence Howell; one daughter, Diana Jo Toledo of  
Michigan; four sons, David Garry Howell of California, Dirk Foster Howell of  
Illinois, Douglas Lawrence Howell of Jacksonville, N.C., and Dan Wesley Howell  
of Georgia; two sisters, Vira H. Taylor of Kenly and Vivian H. Lyndon of Durham;  
a brother, John Dallas Howell of Colorado; 15 grandchildren; and two  
stepgrandchildren.
  The family will receive friends at the funeral home Tuesday from 7-9 p.m.

William J. Ricks
Feb. 12, 1918 Jan. 7, 2001
  ELM CITY -- William Junius Ricks, 82, of 5129 Sharon Acres Road died Sunday at  
Wilson Medical Center. The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Johnny Taylor  
and the Rev. Henry Wayne Abbott at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Gethsemane Free Will  
Baptist Church. Burial will follow in the Joyner Family Cemetery.
  He was a member of Gethsemane Free Will Baptist Church.
  Surviving are his wife, Emily Hathaway Ricks; two daughters, Carolyn Ann  
Cathcart of Ocala, Fla., and JoAnne Ricks Jenkins of Wilson; two sons, James  
Stephen Ricks Sr. of Ocala, Fla., and William Thomas "Bill" Ricks of Elm City;  
one stepson, Quinton Lee Owens of Sharpsburg; two sisters, Dorothy Ricks Draper  
of Elm City and Estelle Ricks Sauls of Eureka; 20 grandchildren; and 13 great-
grandchildren.
  The family will receive friends at Shingleton Funeral Chapel from 7-8:30  
tonight and at other times at the home.

Hattie B. Mincey
  Hattie Brown Mincey of 1309 Carolina St. died Saturday at Wilson Medical  
Center.
  Arrangements are incomplete and being handled by King & Darden Funeral Home,  
325 E. Nash St.

Mildred R. Kearney
  PIKEVILLE -- Mildred R. Kearney, 73, died Sunday. The funeral will be held at 7  
tonight at Seymour Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in  
Eureka Cemetery.

Helen M. Simpson
Sept. 13, 1926 Jan. 8, 2001
  Helen Best Matthews Simpson, 74, died today. The funeral will be conducted by  
the Rev. Bill Presnell, the Rev. Dan Jones and the Rev. Keith Sexton at 11 a.m.  
Wednesday at First United Methodist Church. Burial will follow in Evergreen  
Memorial Gardens.
  She was a retired teacher with 30 years of service. She taught at Elm City  
High School and Fike High School. She was a member of First United Methodist  
Church and Bradshaw Sunday School class.
  Surviving are a daughter, Jo S. Shackelford of Wilson; two sisters, Lucy M.  
Flowers and Rachel M. Lamm, both of Wilson; and a brother, Hilton "Buddy"  
Matthews of Rocky Mount.
  The family will receive friends at Joyner’s Funeral Home, 4100 U.S. 264 West,  
Tuesday from 7-9 p.m. and at other times at 3310 Blenheim Place.

Emily Jean W. Smith
Sept. 27, 1930 Jan. 7, 2001
  Emily Jean Winborne Smith, 70, of Sharpsburg died Sunday. The funeral will be  
conducted by the Rev. Jim Roberson at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday at Joyner’s Funeral  
Home, 4100 U.S. 264 West. Burial will follow in Evergreen Memorial Gardens.
  Surviving are her husband, Thomas Williams Smith; a daughter, Karen S. Sykes  
of Wilson; a sister, Nan Smith of Nashville; a brother, G.W. Winborne of  
Kinston; and two grandchildren.
  The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7-9 tonight and at  
other times at 4902 Willow Creek Drive.

Tonnie T. Evans
Aug. 3, 1948 Jan. 7, 2001
  NASHVILLE -- Tonnie Todd Evans, 52, died Sunday. The funeral will be conducted  
by the Rev. Melvin Whitting at 3 p.m. Tuesday at Johnson Funeral Home Chapel,  
Nashville. Burial will follow in Forest Hill Cemetery.
  Evans was a member of New Beginnings Church and worked for  
Bridgestone/Firestone for 23 years.
  Surviving are his wife, Margaret M. Evans; two daughters, Annette Kelly and  
Sherri Collie, both of Nashville; two sons, Jody Evans and Burlin Evans, both of  
Nashville; his mother, Sarah Evans Strickland of Nashville; four brothers, James  
Evans of Tennessee, Dennis Evans, Dalton Evans and Cuderal Evans, all of  
Nashville; and five grandchildren.
  The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7-8:30 tonight.


January 9, 2001

Thomas K. Vick
May 30, 1932 Jan. 7, 2001
  RALEIGH -- Thomas Kelly Vick, 68, died Sunday at Rex Hospital. The funeral will  
be conducted by the Rev. James Hartley at 2 p.m. Thursday at Longview Baptist  
Church. Burial will follow in Montlawn Memorial Park.
  Surviving are five sons, including Mike Vick of Wilson; two sisters; two  
brothers; five grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter.
  The family will receive friends at Montlawn Funeral Home Wednesday from 7-9  
p.m.

Sudie Gray S. Bissette
  BAILEY -- Sudie Gray Stallings Bissette, 81, of 6040 Shiloh Church Road died  
Monday at Wilson Medical Center. The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Paul  
Perkins at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Thomas-Yelverton Funeral Chapel, 2704 W. Nash St.  
Burial will follow in Bailey Cemetery.
  Surviving are five daughters, Shelby Jean McKeel and Peggy Ruffin, both of  
Bailey, Brenda Mayo of Lucama, Betty Nichols of Wilson and Wanda Hinnant of  
Cary; two sons, Phil Bissette and Willis Bissette, both of Bailey; 19  
grandchildren; and 29 great-grandchildren.
  The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7-8:30 tonight.

Joseph Adkins
  Joseph Adkins, 63, of Evergreen Drive died Monday at Wilson Medical Center.
  Arrangements are incomplete and being handled by Thomas-Yelverton Funeral  
Service, 2704 W. Nash St.

Geneva D. Narron
Sept. 15, 1910 Jan. 7, 2001
  MIDDLESEX -- Geneva Dail Narron, 90, of N.C. Highway 222 died Sunday. The  
funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Oak Grove Presbyterian Church.  
Entombment will follow in the Narron family cemetery with Eastern Star rites.
  Surviving are two daughters, Francis Champion of Middlesex and Harriett  
Sullivan of Garner; a son, Harold Narron of Middlesex; one sister, Anne Nichols  
of Grimesland; one brother, Kenneth Dail of Colonial Heights, Va.; five  
grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
  The family will receive friends at Strickland Funeral Home, Wendell from 7-9  
tonight and at other times at the home of Francis and Charles Champion, 11903  
N.C. Highway 222 West.

Richard E. Jones
  Richard E. Jones, 80, of 6334 Radio Tower Road died Monday at Wilson Medical  
Center.
  Arrangements are incomplete and being handled by Hamilton Funeral Chapel, 726  
S. Tarboro St.

Mahalia Edwards
  Mahalia Edwards, 98, a resident of Brian Center died today at Wilson Medical  
Center.
  Arrangements are incomplete and being handled by Edwards Funeral Home.


January 10, 2001

Maggie G. Oakey
July 17, 1914 Jan. 9, 2001
  Maggie Gardner Oakey, 86, died Tuesday. The funeral will be conducted by the  
Rev. Larry Ball and the Rev. Johnny Hudson at 2 p.m. Thursday at Joyner’s  
Funeral Home, 4100 U.S. 264 West. Burial will follow in Evergreen Memorial  
Gardens.
  Surviving are five daughters, Joyce Owens of Tarboro, Helen Driver of Elm  
City, Mary Pipkin and Frances Baker, both of Wilson, and Nancy Webb of Pinetops;  
three sons, Bobby Wright Oakey of Lucama, Billy Ray Oakey and James Thomas  
Oakey, both of Elm City; 40 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; and four  
great-great-grandchildren.
  The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7-9 tonight and at  
other times at 3846 London Church Road.

Bruce N. Conyers
  Bruce Norman Conyers, 83, died Tuesday at Wilson Medical Center.
  Arrangements are incomplete and being handled by Thomas-Yelverton Funeral  
Service, 2704 W. Nash St.

Ruby N. Whitley
Nov. 21, 1925 Jan. 9, 2000
  SELMA -- Ruby Narron Whitley, 75, died Tuesday. A graveside service will be  
held at 3 p.m. Thursday in Selma Memorial Gardens.
  Surviving are three sons; two brothers, including Luby Narron of Kenly; four  
grandchildren; and two great-granddaughters.
  The family will receive friends at Parrish Funeral Home from 7-9 tonight.

William C. Moss Sr.
  EMERALD ISLE -- William Cobb Moss Sr. died Tuesday at Carteret General  
Hospital. A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday at The Chapel By  
The Sea and at First Christian Church, Wilson, Saturday at 11 a.m.
  Moss was a member of First Christian Church of Wilson. He served in the Army  
during World War II. He was owner and operator of Moss’s Ladies Shop, Wilson.
  Surviving are his wife, Jean Moore Moss; one daughter, Margaret Moss Boles of  
Greenville; two sons, William Cobb Moss Jr. of Beaufort and Benjamin Baias Moss  
of Cape Carteret; and two grandchildren.
  The family will receive friend at the church following the service.
  Arrangements are being handled by Munden Funeral Home & Crematory, Morehead  
City.

Lemmie J. Joyner
Dec. 22, 1930 Jan. 9, 2001
  Lemmie John Joyner, 70, died Tuesday. A graveside service will be conducted by  
the Rev. Larry Ball at 11 a.m. Thursday. Burial will follow in Evergreen  
Memorial Gardens.
  Surviving are his wife, Frances Deans Joyner; a daughter, Claudia Baker of  
Wilson; a son, Michael Joyner of Wilson; four stepdaughters, Kimberly Moore,  
Crystal Waller and Amber Waller, all of the home, and Donna Bass of Lucama; four  
sisters, Ethel Joyner, Artis Skinner, Etta Weaver and Becky White, all of  Rocky  
Mount; two grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and one stepgrandchild.
  The family will receive friends at Joyner’s Funeral Home, 4100 U.S. 264 West  
from 7-9 tonight.

Dorothy Barnes
  Dorothy Barnes, 53, of 1309 Grove St. died Monday at Wilson Medical Center.
  Arrangements are incomplete and being handled by Hamilton Funeral Chapel, 726  
S. Tarboro St.

Earlie H. Hester
  Earlie H. Hester, 89, died today at Triangle East Health Care Center.
  Arrangements are incomplete and being handled by Hamilton Funeral Chapel, 726  
S. Tarboro St.

Rachel Jenkins
  Rachel Jenkins, 94, died today at Guardian Care of Kinston.
  Arrangements are incomplete and being handled by Hamilton Funeral Chapel, 726  
S. Tarboro St.


January 11, 2001

Hattie B. Mincey
  Hattie Brown Mincey, 81, of 1309 Carolina St. died Jan. 6 at Wilson Medical  
Center. The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Darryl T. Canady at 1 p.m.  
Saturday at Jackson Chapel First Baptist Church, 571 E. Nash St.  Burial will  
follow in Rest Haven Cemetery,
  Surviving are a daughter, Hilda M. Arrington of Wilson; four sons, John H.  
Mincey Jr. of Richmond, Va., Harold Mincey, Ronald Mincey and Antonia Mincey,  
all of Wilson; two sisters, JoAnn Ruffin of Atlanta and Helen Summer of  
Alexandria, Va.; and 14 grandchildren.
  The body may be viewed at King & Darden Funeral Home, 325 E. Nash St. Friday  
from 3-6 p.m. The family will receive friends at the church from 7-8 p.m. and at  
other times at the residence where they will assemble one hour before the  
funeral.

Dorothy Barnes
Dec. 2, 1947 Jan. 8, 2001
  Dorothy Barnes, 53, of 1309 Grove St. died Monday at Wilson Medical Center.  
The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Anthony Cox at 1 p.m. Friday at  
Hamilton Funeral Chapel, 726 S. Tarboro St. Burial will follow in Hamilton  
Burial Garden.
  Her survivors include one sister, Annie Mae McCoy of Wilson.
  The body may be viewed at the funeral home today from 3-9 p.m. The family will  
receive friends at the residence and will assemble there one hour before the  
funeral.

Esther C. Morant
Nov. 12, 1920 Jan. 5, 2001
  Esther Crummedy Morant, 80, of 710 Manchester St. died Jan. 5 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 retired from the proprietors of Thomas-Yelverton Funeral Service and  
was a member of Wilson Chapel Free Will Baptist Church. She was a member of the  
senior choir, past president of the No. 2 usher board, past chair of the mother  
board and former secretary of the home mission. She was also a member of the  
order of the Eastern Star No 259 and Cedar of Lebanon Tent No. 291.
  Surviving are her husband, George Morant; one sister, Louizo C. Etheridge of  
Norfolk, Va.; one nephew, George Barnes of Wilson whom she reared; and a niece,  
Esther B. Coe of Wilson who was her caregiver.
  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 for a wake Saturday  
beginning at noon and at other times at the residence where they will assemble  
one hour before the wake.

Rachel B. Jenkins
July 24, 1906 Jan. 10, 2001
  Rachel "Ma Rachel" Bullock Jenkins, 94, a resident of Guardian Care of  
Kinston, formerly of 1409 E. Nash St., died Wednesday in Kinston. The funeral  
will be conducted by Elder Veronica Jackson at 11 a.m. Saturday at Hamilton  
Funeral Chapel, 726 S. Tarboro St. Burial will follow in Hamilton Burial Garden.
  Surviving are one daughter, Ruby Jean Jenkins of Kinston; three sons, Joseph  
Jenkins Jr. of Philadelphia, Roscoe Wade Jenkins of Lake Charles, La., and  
Frederick "Ted" Jenkins of Detroit; five grandchildren; and 11 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 beginning Friday afternoon at  
1106 Crawford St. where they will assemble one hour before the funeral.

Richard E. Jones
June 15, 1920 Jan. 8, 2001
  Richard Elmer Jones, 80, of 6334 Radio Tower Road died Monday at Wilson  
Medical Center. The funeral will be conducted by Elder Robert Farmer at Atkins  
Memorial Tabernacle Holiness Church, 6740 Rock Ridge-Sims Road, Sims. Burial  
will follow in the Sain-Williamson Cemetery, St. Rose Church Road, Sims.
  Jones was retired from Nello Teer Company and was a member of St. Mark  
Apostolic Holiness Church where he served as a trustee and the sexton.
  Surviving are five daughters, Ruby Pickney and Minnie Jones, both of New York,  
Diane Strickland of Bailey, Wanda Strickland and Millie James, all of Sims; four  
sons, George Jones of New York, Roosevelt Jones of the home, James E. Jones of  
Sims and Robert Jones of Kinston; four sisters, Elder Mary Coleman of Sims,  
Blanche Taylor and Doris Coley, both of Wilson, and Maggie Clay of Baltimore;  
and several grandchildren, including Joseph Jones of the home and Annette Jones  
of Bailey whom he reared.
  The body may be viewed Friday at Hamilton Funeral Chapel, 726 S. Tarboro St.  
Friday from 2-5 p.m. The family will receive friends at St. Mark Apostolic  
Holiness Church, 6328 Radio Tower Road from 7-8 p.m. and at other times at the  
residence where they will assemble one hour before the funeral.

Bruce N. Conyers
Feb. 27, 1917 Jan. 9, 2001
  Bruce Norman Conyers, 83, died Tuesday at Wilson Medical Center. The funeral  
will be conducted by the Rev. J. Lynn White and the Rev. Jack Clifford at 1 p.m.  
Friday at First Christian Church of Wilson. A private burial will follow in  
Maplewood Cemetery.
  Surviving are his wife, Mary Matthews Conyers; two daughters, Mary Claire  
Bilbro of Washington, N.C. and Ann Miller Creech of Burlington; one son, Bruce  
Marshall Conyers of Wilson; one sister, Anna Ray Carson of Fayetteville; and  
four grandchildren.
  The family will receive friends in the church parlor immediately following the  
service.
  Arrangements are being handled by Thomas-Yelverton Funeral Service, 2704 W.  
Nash St.

Eugene Jones
Aug. 18, 1931 Jan. 10, 2001
  Eugene Jones, 69, of Tarboro died Wednesday. A graveside service will be held  
at 11 a.m. Saturday in Pinetops Baptist Church Cemetery.
  Surviving are his wife, Annie Leigh Walston Jones; two daughters, Alice Faye  
Harrell of Goldsboro and Eugenia Leigh Wade of Pinetops; a sister, Delard Harris  
of Pinetops; and two grandchildren.
  The family will receive friends at Joyner’s Funeral Home, 4100 U.S. 264 West  
Friday from 7-9 p.m.

Percy J. Murray
  VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. -- Percy J. "P.J." Murray, 66, a native of Bailey, N.C.,  
died Tuesday at his home. The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Paul Rowles  
at 1:30 p.m. Friday at Smith & Williams Funeral Home, Kempsville Chapel. Burial  
will follow in Woodlawn Memorial Gardens.
  Surviving are his wife, Janice Mercer Murray; one son, Thomas L. "Tom" Murray  
of Bowling Green, Va.; one brother, William J. Murray of Scotland Neck, N.C.;  
and three grandchildren.
  The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7-9 tonight.

Ruby S. Tomlinson
  RALEIGH -- Ruby Stone Tomlinson, 78, formerly of Bailey, died Tuesday. The  
funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Longview Baptist Church. Burial will  
follow in the Stone-Heritage Cemetery, Bailey.
  Arrangements are being handled by L. Harold Poole Funeral Service, Knightdale.

Mahala Edwards
Dec. 25, 1902 Jan. 9, 2001
  Mahala Edwards, 98, of 721 E. Vance St. died Tuesday at Wilson Medical Center.  
The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Margaret Spells at 1 p.m. Saturday at  
Holy Temple Holiness Church, 1003 S. Lodge St. Burial will follow in Rest Haven  
Cemetery.
  Surviving are one daughter, Maggie W. Brown of Tucson, Ariz.; one  
granddaughter; one great-grandson; and Patricia Smith of Wilson who was her  
caregiver.
  The body may be viewed at the church Saturday one hour prior to the funeral.  
The family will receive friends at the residence at all times and will assemble  
there one hour before the funeral.

Linda Zeigler
  Linda Zeigler, 43, of 209-B Garner St. died Monday at Wilson Medical Center.
  Arrangements are incomplete and being handled by King & Darden Funeral Home,  
325 E. Nash St.

Olie Davis
  Olie Davis, 81, died Wednesday.
  Arrangements are incomplete and being handled by Joyner’s Funeral Home, 4100  
U.S. 264 West.

Mott J. Batchelor Jr.
  Mott Jerome "Jerry" Batchelor Jr., 68, died Wednesday.
  Arrangements are incomplete and being handled by Joyner’s Funeral Home, 4100  
U.S. 264 West.

Bonnie R. Wells
  Bonnie Ray Wells, 61, died today.
  Arrangements are incomplete and being handled by Joyner’s Funeral Home, 4100  
U.S. 264 West.


January 12, 2001

Bonnie R. Wells
Nov. 13, 1939 Jan. 11, 2001
  Bonnie Ray Wells, 61, died Thursday. A memorial service will be conducted by  
the Rev. Thomas Geissinger at 2 p.m. Saturday at 932 Jackson Road, Nashville.
  Surviving are two daughters, Bonnie Sue Weller of Shady Grove, Pa., and Debbie  
J. Bessey of Black Creek; three sisters, Lucy Braswell of Nashville, Blanche  
Carpenter of Sharpsburg and Janet Wells of Rocky Mount; four brothers, Herman  
Wells, Bill Wells and Mack Wells, all of Wilson, and Steve Wells of Black Creek.
  The family will receive friends at 932 Jackson Road, Nashville, from 7-9  
tonight.
  Arrangements are being handled by Joyner’s Funeral Home, 4100 U.S. 264 West.

Mott J. Batchelor Jr.
Dec. 21, 1932 Jan. 10, 2001
  Mott Jerome "Jerry" Batchelor Jr., 68, died Wednesday. The funeral will be  
conducted by the Rev. Curtis Jones and the Rev. Richard Holmes at 2 p.m.  
Saturday at Joyner’s Funeral Home, 4100 U.S. 264 West. Burial will follow in  
Evergreen Memorial Gardens. A memorial service will be conducted at a later date  
by the Rev. Harold Swinson and the Rev. Richard Bush at Crab Point Free Will  
Baptist Church, Morehead City
  Surviving are his wife, Daisy Bass Batchelor; four sons, Albert J. Batchelor,  
Louis Amanini, Mott Jerome "Jerry" Batchelor III and James H. "Jimmy" Johnson,  
all of Wilson; and seven grandchildren.
  The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7-9 tonight and at  
other times at 4235 Georgetown Drive.

Ollie Davis
July 8, 1919 Jan. 10, 2001
  Ollie Davis, 81, died Wednesday. The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Ray  
Wells at 2 p.m. Sunday at Joyner’s Funeral Home, 4100 U.S. 264 West. Burial will  
follow in Evergreen Memorial Gardens.
  Surviving are a daughter, Becky D. Price of Rocky Mount; a son, Wayne Davis of  
Newport, N.C.; three sisters, Mildred Boswell and Lottie Boykin, both of Wilson,  
and Vera Smith  of Winterville; five brothers, Floyd Davis, Carlton Davis and  
Irvin Davis, all of Wilson, Leland Davis of Wilmington and Albert Davis of  
Sanford.
  The family will receive friends at the funeral home Saturday from 7-9 p.m. and  
at other times at 6330 N.C. 42 West.

Abbey Cameron Pate
Dec. 29, 2000 Jan. 10, 2001
  ZEBULON -- Abbey Cameron Pate, infant daughter of Darrell and Heather Harris  
Pate, died Wednesday at Duke Medical Center. A graveside service will be held at  
3 p.m. today in Gethsemane Memorial Gardens.
  Arrangements are being handled by L. Harold Poole Funeral Service, Knightdale.

Earlie H. Hester
Aug. 24,1911 Jan. 10, 2001
  Earlie Howard Hester, 89, of 6021 Lloyd Road, Lucama, died Wednesday at  
Triangle East Health Care Center. The funeral will be conducted by the Rev.  
James Barron at 2 p.m. Sunday at Hamilton Funeral Chapel, 726 S. Tarboro St.  
Burial will follow in Hamilton Burial Garden.
  Surviving are one daughter, Eva Green of the home; and one sister, Beulah  
Armour of Newark, N.J.
  The body may be viewed at the funeral home Saturday from 3-9 p.m. The family  
will receive friends at the residence where they will assemble one hour before  
the funeral.

Richard E. Jones
  The funeral for Richard Elmer Jones will be conducted by Elder Robert Farmer  
at 2 p.m. Saturday at Atkins Memorial Tabernacle Holiness Church, Sims.
  The time was omitted in Thursday’s edition.
  The Wilson Daily Times regrets the error.

Esther C. Morant
  Thursday’s edition listed a wake prior to the funeral of Esther C Morant.  
Instead of a wake service the body may be viewed at the church one hour prior to  
the funeral.
  Hamilton Funeral Chapel regrets the error.

Linda G. Zeigler
  Linda Gray Zeigler, 43, of 209-B Garner St. died Jan. 8 at Wilson Medical  
Center.
  A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at King & Darden Funeral  
Home Chapel with the Elder Roy Smith officiating.
  Survivors include a son, Derrick Lamont Gray of Wilson; her mother, Laura  
Zeigler of Wilson; four sisters, Eunice White of Temple Hill, Md., Helen Smith  
of Landover, Md., and Peggy Zeigler and Eleanor Cox, both of Wilson; two  
brothers, Clinton Zeigler of Germantown, Pa., and Richard Zeigler of Wilson; and  
a grandchild.
  The family will receive friends at 2106 Longview Drive and assemble there one  
hour prior to service in preparation for the procession.

Woodrow B. Bradley
  Woodrow Braxton Bradley, 81, of Wilson died Friday.
  Arraignments are incomplete at Joyner’s Funeral Home.

Vertis Robbins
  SHARPSBURG -- Vertis Robbins, 74, of 413 W. Sharp St. died Thursday at Pitt  
County Memorial Hospital.
  Arrangements are incomplete at Shingleton Funeral Home.

David E. Pulley Sr.
May 26, 1958       Jan. 11, 2001
  David Earl Pulley Sr., 42, of 406 1/2 Fairview St. Apt. B died Thursday at his  
home.
  Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Maplewood Cemetery with the  
Rev. Donnie Baker officiating.
  Survivors include his mother, Lela Perry of Wilson; two sons, Christopher  
Michael Pulley of Louisburg and David Pulley Jr. of Virginia; four sisters,  
Connie Watson of Wilson, Bonnie Page and Brenda Taylor, both of Bailey, and  
Linda Perry of Macclesfield; a brother, Michael Pulley of Bailey; and two  
grandchildren.
  The family will receive friends at Shingleton Funeral Home from 7-8:30 p.m.  
tonight, and at other time at Lot 48 Greenbriar Trailer Park.

James R. Etheridge
  James Roy Etheridge, 94, died today at Wilson Medical Center.
  Arrangements are incomplete at Shingleton Funeral Home.

Mary Tillery
Nov. 22, 1938        Jan. 12, 2001
  Mary Tillery, 62, of 1214 S. Tarboro St. died today at her residence.
  Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Hamilton Funeral Chapel.


January 13, 2001

Sam Hines
  ROCKY MOUNT -- Sam Hines, 70, died Thursday.
  Arrangements are incomplete and are being handled by Hart’s Funeral Home.

Vertis G. Robbins
  SHARPSBURG -- Vertis Glenn Robbins, 74, of 413 W. Sharpe St., died Thursday at  
Pitt County Memorial Hospital. The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Mike  
Owens at 2 p.m. Sunday at Shingleton Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in  
the Robbins family cemetery.
  Surviving are his wife, Ellen H. Robbins; two daughters, Dianne Woodruff of  
Winston-Salem and Shirley Bass of Macclesfield; two stepsons, Eddie Boykin of  
Sharpsburg and Ray Boykin of Oklahoma City, Okla.; one sister, Louise R. Scott  
of Stantonsburg; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
  The family will be at Shingleton Funeral Home from 7-8:30 tonight and other  
times at the home.

Annie Earp
  MIDDLESEX -- Annie Earp, 87, died Thursday. The funeral will be conducted at 3  
p.m. today at New Vester Baptist Church. Burial will follow in the church  
cemetery.
  Surviving is her sister, Mary Earp of Richmond, Va.
  Arrangements by William Toney’s Funeral Home, Spring Hope.

Ernest M. Jeffreys
  FREMONT -- Ernest M. "Rip" Jeffreys, 79, died Friday at Kitty Askins of  
Goldsboro. The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Victor Cole Sunday at 2  
p.m. at Shackleford Funeral Chapel. Burial will follow at Elmwood Cemetery.
  Surviving are his wife, Jean Ann Jeffreys; one son, Paul Jeffreys of Fremont;  
two sisters, Sarah J. Wiggs of Fremont and Florine Baker of Apex; and two  
grandchildren.
  The family will be at Shackleford Funeral Service from 7-8:30 tonight.

Woodrow B. Bradley
Feb. 12, 1918 Jan. 12,2001
  Woodrow Braxton Bradley, 82, died Friday. The funeral will be conducted by the  
Rev. James McKinnon and the Rev. Phil Baucom at 2 p.m. Sunday at First  
Presbyterian Church. Burial will follow in Evergreen Memorial Gardens.
  Surviving are one daughter, Ginny Bradley Keel of Wilson; two sons, Woodrow  
"Woody" Bradley Jr. of Elm City and Ernest Lee Bradley of Zebulon; one sister,  
Virginia Treadway of Atlanta; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
  The family will be at Joyner’s Funeral Home from 7-8:30 tonight and other  
times at 113 Stadium St.

Grace L. Robinson
Feb. 28, 1942 Jan. 12, 2001
  Grace Lewis Robinson, 58, died Friday. The funeral will be conducted by the  
Rev. Deloris Pulliam and the Rev. Ramona Capps at 2 p.m. Monday at Joyner’s  
Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Walston Cemetery, Elm City.
  Surviving are her husband, Bill Robinson; one daughter, Alice Price of Elm  
City; seven sisters, Ellie Aycock of Black Creek, Ruby Harper of Kenly, Maggie  
Nichols of Wilson, Geneva Moran of Wilson, Kaye Webb of Nashville, and Sally  
Manson and Katherine Miley, both of Florida; four brothers, Charles Lewis, Joe  
Lewis, David Lewis and Robert Lewis, all of Wilson; and three grandchildren.
  The family will be at Joyner’s Funeral Home from 7-9 p.m. Sunday and other  
times at 2615 Old Black Creek Road.

Bobby E. Amerson Sr.
Dec. 9, 1931 Jan. 12, 2001
  Bobby Eugene Amerson Sr., 68, of 5141 Grimsley Store Road died Friday. The  
funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Mark Minner and the Rev. A.G. Smith at 4  
p.m. Sunday.
  Amerson was pond warden at Wiggins Mill for 16 years.
  Surviving are his wife, Janna Pharr Amerson; three sons, Bobby Amerson Jr.,  
Otis Amerson and Rex Amerson, all of Wilson; four grandchildren; and one great-
grandchild.
  The family will be at Joyner’s Funeral Home from 7-9 tonight and other times  
at 4017 Old Stantonsburg Road.

Ernest R. Perry
  BAILEY -- Ernest Randolph "Dock" Perry, 55, of 5474 Sanders Lane, died Friday  
at Wilson Medical Center. The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Buddy Morton  
at 2:30 p.m. Monday at Shingleton Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in  
Bailey Cemetery.
  Surviving are his wife, Barbara Ann Page Perry; three daughters, Kathy Perry  
Evans and Cheryl Perry Bailey, both of Bailey, and Bobbie Perry Smith of  
Nashville; one son, James Ray Perry of Wilson; one sister, Evelyn Perry Johnson  
of Elm City; and eight grandchildren.
  The family will be at Shingleton Funeral home from 7-8:30 p.m. Sunday and  
other times at the home of Ted and Carolyn Keen, 13129 Old Bailey Highway,  
Wilson.

James R. Etheridge
April 1, 1906 Jan. 12, 2001
  James Roy Etheridge, 94, of 1001 Industrial Ave., died Friday at Wilson  
Medical Center. A graveside service will be conducted by the Rev. Bobby White at  
1:30 p.m. Sunday at Evergreen Memorial Gardens.
  Surviving are five daughters, Leigh Mantooth, Verdie Bass and Judy Connor, all  
of Wilson; Yvonne Dail of Stantonsburg and Bobbie Barfield of Charlotte; three  
sons, James Etheridge and Wiley Etheridge, both of Wilson, and Johnny Etheridge  
of Mooresville; one sister, Lula Stephenson of Little Rock, Ark.; 17  
grandchildren; and 24 great-grandchildren.
  The family will be at Shingleton Funeral Home from 7-8:30 tonight and other  
times at 2514 Downing St.


January 15, 2001

Sam Hines
  ROCKY MOUNT -- Sam Hines, 70, died Thursday. The funeral will be conducted by  
the Rev. J. Webb today at 2 p.m. at Foster Memorial Baptist Church. Burial will  
follow in Walter Williams Cemetery.
  Hart Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

Nellie J. Heath
  SNOW HILL -- Nellie Virginia Jones Heath, 90, died Saturday at Britthaven  
Nursing Home in Snow Hill.
  The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Watery Branch Free Will Baptist  
Church in Stantonsburg with the Rev. A.G. Smith officiating. Burial will follow  
in Stantonsburg Cemetery.
  A native of Greene County, she was a member of Watery Branch Free Will Baptist  
Church in Stantonsburg and a homemaker.
  She is survived by her family,  two daughters, Jennie Flietner of Fripp  
Island, S.C. and Nancy Radford of Snow Hill; two sons, Bobby Heath of Goldsboro  
and Douglas Heath of Snow Hill; five grandchildren and eight great-
grandchildren.
  The family will receive friends on today from 7-9 p.m. at Taylor-Edwards  
Funeral Home in Snow Hill and other times at the home of Timmy and Nancy  
Radford, 312 E. Third St., Snow Hill.

Maggie Finch Brannan
April 21, 1907 Jan. 14, 2001
  BAILEY -- Maggie Finch Brannan, 93, died Sunday. Graveside services will be  
held Tuesday at 3 p.m. in the Bailey Cemetery with the Rev. Charles Robl and the  
Rev. Bob Rose officiating.
  Survivors include two daughters, Joan McKeel and Nancy Bissette, both of  
Bailey; one sister, Rela Mae Trent of Raleigh; one brother, Eugene Finch of  
Bailey; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
  The family will receive friends Monday from 7-9 p.m. at Joyner’s Funeral Home,  
4100 U.S. 264 West, and other times at 9540 S. N.C. 581, Bailey.

Joyce B. Dale
March 17, 1942 Jan. 13, 2001
  Dr. Joyce Brown Dale, 58, died Saturday. Graveside services will be held  
Tuesday at 1 p.m. at Seven Springs United Methodist Church Cemetery with the  
Rev. Eddie Maynard officiating.
  Dale is survived by three brothers, including Timothy C. Dale of Wilson.
  Visitation will be held Monday from 7-9 p.m. at 303 Canterbury Road, Wilson.  
Arrangements are by Joyner’s Funeral Home, 4100 U.S. 264 West.

Mary Elizabeth N. Tillery
Nov. 11, 1938 Jan. 12, 2001
  Mary Elizabeth Norville Tillery, 62, of 1214 S. Tarboro St., died Friday at  
her home. The funeral will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at St. Rose Church of  
Christ, 605 S. Douglas St., with the Bishop M.W. Johnson officiating. Burial  
will follow in the Hamilton Burial Garden.
  Tillery was employed by Wilson Medical Center. She was a member of St. Rose  
Church of Christ where she was a member of the Ladies’; Chorus , the Ladies’;  
Auxiliary, and the #2 Usher Board.
  She is survived by her husband, Frank J. Tillery of the home; three  
stepdaughters, Brenda Joy Cook and Janice Marie Cook both of Wilson and Evonne  
T. Johnson of Potecasi; one stepson, Frank Cook of Wilson; two sisters, Sarah  
McNeil of Alexandria, Va., and Martha Presley of New York, N.Y.; two brothers  
including the Elder Joseph L. Norville of the home and William Moses Norville of  
New York, N.Y.; eight stepgrandchildren and seven stepgreat grandchildren.
  The body may be viewed Tuesday from 3-9 p.m. at the Hamilton Funeral Chapel,  
726 S. Tarboro St. The family will  receive friends there from 7-8 p.m. and at  
other times at the home, where they will assemble one hour prior to the service  
in preparation for the funeral procession.

Ruth R. Herring
August 4, 1918 Jan. 13, 2001
  Ruth Reynolds Herring, 82, of 809 Viola St., died Saturday at Wilson Medical  
Center.
  Funeral arrangements, which are incomplete and being handled by the Hamilton  
Funeral Chapel of Wilson.

James Earl "Man" Liles
August 22, 1929 Jan. 13, 2001
  James Earl "Man" Liles, 71, of Bailey, died Saturday. The funeral will be held  
today at 3:30 p.m. at Joyner’s Funeral Home, 4100 U.S. 264 West, with the Rev.  
Tim Riggs and the Rev. Fred Bass officiating. Burial will follow in Bailey  
Cemetery.
  Liles is survived by his wife, Nancy Langley Liles; one daughter, Linda  
Anderson of Knightdale; two stepdaughters, Shirley Boswell of Wilson and Rachel  
Price of Apex; one stepson, Maylon Bissette of Kenly; and two grandchildren.

Joseph Myldred Walston
  WALSTONBURG -- Joseph Myldred Walston, 81, of 1389 Craft Road, Walstonburg,  
died Friday in Pitt County Memorial Hospital.
  The funeral will be held today at 3:30 p.m. at the Church Street Chapel of the  
Farmville Funeral Home by the Rev. Walt Tyndall. Burial will follow in  
Walstonburg Cemetery.
  Walston was a member of Spring Branch Free Will Baptist Church.
  He is survived by his wife, Ruth Skinner Walston of the home; two daughters,  
Faye W. Baldree of Farmville and Elaine W. Blackmon of Walstonburg; two sons, A.  
J. Walston of Middlesex and Bob Walston of Wilson; seven grandchildren and eight  
great grandchildren.

Mollie Langston Allen
  FARMVILLE -- Mollie Langston Allen, 84, of 103 S. Davis Drive, died Friday at  
her home. The funeral will be held today at 2 p.m. at the Farmville Presbyterian  
Church by the Rev. Rocky Stone. Burial will follow in Forest Hills Cemetery in  
Farmville.
  Allen was an honorary member of the Farmville Presbyterian Church. Following  
30 years of service, she was a retired employee of the Pitt-Greene Electric  
Membership Corporation. Allen was an active volunteer in her community,  
participating in the Meals on Wheels program and serving as an election pollster  
for many years.
  She is survived by two daughters, Kay Allen Taylor of Farmville and Ruth  
Allen-Tull of Wilson; one son, Armid Edward "Eddie" Allen III of Farmville;  
three sisters; one brother; and four grandchildren.


January 16, 2001

Ruben C. Murray
Oct. 17, 1915           Jan. 15, 2001
  BAILEY -- Ruben Curtis Murray, 85, of Spring Hope, died Monday.
  The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Pete Radford and the Rev. Tim Riggs  
at 11 a.m. Thursday at Joyner’s Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Bailey  
Cemetery.
  Surviving are his wife, Rachel Bissette Murray; two daughters, Dottie Jean and  
Anne Pitts, both of Spring Hope; four grandchildren; and two great-
grandchildren.
  Visitation is from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home, 4100 U.S. 264  
West in Wilson, and at other times at 5638 West N.C. 97.

Robert A. Embry
  Robert Arnold Embry, 88, died Sunday. Arrangements are incomplete and being  
handled by Joyner’s Funeral Home.

Mary Winstead
  ELM CITY -- Mary Winstead, 97, died today. Arrangements are incomplete and  
being handled by Joyner’s Funeral Home.

Rachel E. Barnes
  Rachel E. Barnes, 57, of Camden, N.J., formerly of Wilson, died Saturday in  
Camden. Arrangements are incomplete and being handled by King & Darden Funeral  
Home.

Gladys Womack
Jan. 17, 1924  Jan. 15, 2001
  Gladys Womack, 76, of Rose Vista Nursing Home, died Monday at Wilson Medical  
Center.
  Arrangments are incomplete and being handled by Hamilton Funeral Chapel.

Moses Pack
  Moses Pack died Monday at Pitt Memorial Hospital in Greenville. Arrangements  
are incomplete and being handled by Hamilton Funeral Chapel.

Hattie Ricks
  Hattie Mae Henderson Ricks, 91, of Philadelphia, died Monday at the Mercy  
Philadelphia Hospital. Arrangements are incomplete and being handled by Hamilton  
Funeral Chapel.

Vertis G. Robbins
  Survivors of Vertis Glenn Robbins include a son, Glenn Robbins of Carlisle,  
Pa.; and a stepdaughter, Elizabeth Bunn of Wilson. Arrangements are by  
Shingleton Funeral Home.

Genatous Williams
  Genatous Williams, 78, of 7038 N.C. 117, died Monday at his home.
  He was a retired concrete foreman with S.T. Wooten & Co. and was a U.S. Army  
veteran of World War II.
  The graveside service will be conducted by the Rev. Cecil Pipkin at Evergreen  
Memorial Gardens at 11 a.m. Wednesday.
  Surviving are three daughters, Judy W. Harper of Lucama and Sandra W. Bass and  
Kitty W. Parrish, both of Fremont; a son, J. Larry Williams of Fremont; a  
brother, Robert Williams of Wilson; eight grandchildren; and two great-
grandchildren.
  Visitation is Tuesday from 7-9 p.m. at Shingleton Funeral Home and other times  
at 7038 N.C. 117, Lucama.


January 17, 2001

Lydia W. Mewborn
  WALSTONBURG -- Lydia Walston Mewborn, 91, of Howell Swamp Church Road, died  
Tuesday at Pitt County Memorial Hospital.
  The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Church Street Chapel of the  
Farmville Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Walstonburg Cemetery.
  Mewborn was a member of Howell Swamp Free Will Baptist Church.
  Surviving are three nephews.
  The family will receive friends Wednesday from 7  to 9 p.m. at the Farmville  
Funeral Home, and at other time at 831 Meadow Road, Walstonburg.

Julia P. Sauls
  FREMONT -- Julia Perry Sauls, 84, of 702 Napoleon Road, died Monday at Wayne  
Memorial Hospital.
  The funeral will be conducted by Elder John Hess and Elder D.B. Stokes at 3  
p.m. Thursday at Shackleford Funeral Chapel. Burial will follow in Eureka  
Cemetery.
  Surviving are two daughters, Edith Head of Fremont and Dora Lou Radford of  
Wilson; four sons, Charles Sauls and Julian Sauls, both of Goldsboro, William  
Vernon Sauls and Wayne Sauls, both of Fremont; 10 grandchildren; and 11 great-
grandchildren.
  The family will receive friends 7-8:30 tonight at Shackleford Funeral Home and  
at other times at 702 Napoleon Road.

Lannie D. Luper
  Lannie Dunn Luper, 79, of Avante at Wilson, died today.
  Funeral arrangements, which are incomplete at this time, are being handled by  
Joyner’s Funeral Home.

Gladys M. Womack
Jan. 16, 1924        Jan. 15, 2001
  Gladys Martinez Womack, 76, of 3501 Senior Village Lane died Monday at Wilson  
Medical Center.
  The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. James Barron Thursday at 11 a.m. at  
the Hamilton Funeral Chapel.
  Surviving are two sisters, Maria Martinez of Tarboro and Felicita Otero of  
Puerto Rico; and one brother, Eduardo Martinez of Puerto Rico.
  The body may be viewed Wednesday from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Hamilton Funeral  
Chapel, 726 S. Tarboro St. The family will receive friends at 310 Rountree St.,  
where they will assemble one hour before the funeral.

Ethel L. Glover
July 18, 1924      Jan. 16, 2001
  PIKEVILLE -- Ethel Lucas Glover, 76, of 501 N. Goldsboro St., died Tuesday at  
Wayne Memorial Hospital.
  The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Jerry Stephenson and the Rev. Alvin  
Keener at 7 tonight. Visitation will immediately follow the service. Burial will  
be held 11 a.m. Thursday at Evergreen Memorial Gardens.
  Glover was a secretary for Braswell and Strickland Attorneys at Law and a  
member of Pleasant Grove Free Will Baptist Church.
  Surviving are husband, Raymond Glover; three sons, Ray Glover, Dee Glover and  
David Glover, all of Pikeville; one sister, Lucille Jomp of Kenly; two brothers,  
Cornell Lucas of Kinston and Alton Lucas of Wilson; five grandchildren; and two  
great-grandchildren.

Robert Embry
Sept. 16, 1912      Jan. 14, 2001
  Robert "Bob" Embry, 88, died Tuesday in Cincinnati, Ohio.
  The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Trent Watts at 10 a.m. Friday at the  
Church of St. Therese. Burial will follow in Evergreen Memorial Gardens.
  Embry was a member of Wilson Elks Lodge No. 840 and was a fourth-degree knight  
in the Knights of Columbus.
  Surviving are two daughters, Mary Embry of Fairfield, Ohio, and Rosalind  
Poland of Cincinnati, Ohio; two sons, Robert Embry of Houston and Bruce Embry of  
Morrisville; eight grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
  A prayer service followed by visitation will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday  
at Joyner’s Funeral Home.

Mary G. Winstead
Dec. 19, 1903       Jan. 16, 2001
  ELM CITY -- Mary Grayson Winstead, 97, died Tuesday.
  The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Lee Taylor Friday at 2 p.m. at  
Joyner’s Funeral Home. Burial will follow in the Peoples Chapel Church Cemetery.
  Winstead worked in the children’s department of Belk-Tyler in Wilson for 35  
years. She was active in the American Heart Association, the Cancer Society,  
Meals on Wheels, American Legion Auxiliary, The Elm City Garden Club and the Elm  
City Woman’s Club. She was a member of the Elm City United Methodist Church.
  Surviving are one brother, Cornell Winstead of Elm City; a number of nieces  
and nephews, including Sue Gardner of Wilson, Deryl O’Briant of Elm City and Bob  
O’Briant of Elizabethtown, all of whom she raised.
  Visitation will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Joyner’s Funeral Home and  
at other times at 100 Nash St. in Elm City.


January 18, 2001

Dorothy L. Kelly
Feb. 19, 1936 Jan. 16, 2001
  OAK ISLAND -- Dorothy Llewellyn Kelly, 64, a native of Wilson, died Tuesday at  
New Hanover Regional Medical Center.
  The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Fred Roberts at 11 a.m. Friday at  
Ocean View United Methodist Church.
  Surviving are husband, David Kelly; one daughter, Mary Kelly of Raleigh; two  
sons, David Kelly II of Southport and Robert Kelly of Monroe; one sister,  
Frankie Corrington of Wilson; two brothers, Richard Llewellyn of Newport and  
James D. Llewellyn of Kinston; and six grandchildren.
  The family will receive friends at Peacock-Newnam Funeral Home in Southport  
tonight from 7 to 8:30.

Hattie Mae H. Ricks
June 6, 1910 Jan. 15, 2001
  Hattie Mae Henderson Ricks, 90, of Philadelphia, formerly of Wilson, died  
Monday at Mercy Philadelphia Hospital.
  The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Nathaniel Roberson at 1 p.m.  
Saturday at Hamilton Funeral Chapel, 726 S. Tarboro St.. Burial will follow in  
Rest Haven Cemetery.
  Ricks was retired from the Eastern North Carolina Sanatorium in Wilson.
  Surviving are one daughter, Hattie Henderson Ellis of Wilson; three sons,  
Lucian Henderson of Philadelphia, Jesse Henderson of Washington D.C., and  
Rederick Henderson of Wilson; 16 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; and five  
great-great-grandchildren.  
  The family will receive friends Saturday from noon until 1 p.m. at the funeral  
home and at other times at 2419 Bel Air Ave., where they will assemble one hour  
before the funeral.

Ruth Reynolds Herring
April 6, 1918 Jan. 13, 2001
  Ruth Reynolds Herring, 82, of 809 Viola St., died Jan. 13 at Wilson Medical  
Center.
  Bishop Chester Aycock will conduct the funeral at 3 p.m. Saturday at St. Paul  
Church of Christ, 4009 Lake Wilson Road. Burial will follow in Hamilton Burial  
Garden on Lane Street Extension.
  Herring was a member of St. Paul Church of Christ.
  Surviving are six daughters, Ella Reynolds of Baltimore, Helen Norton of  
Mahwah, N.J., Bobbie Bryant of Capitol Heights, Md., Mildred Blue of Las Vegas,   
and Audrey Herring and Edith Allen, both of Wilson; one adopted son, John Blue  
of Wilson; three sisters, Lady Mae Reynolds and Annie Hines, both of Wilson, and  
Ethel Hall of Rocky Mount; 16 grandchildren; and 26 great-grandchildren.
  The body may be viewed Friday from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Hamilton Funeral  
Chapel, 726 S. Tarboro St. The family will receive friends at the residence  
where they will assemble one hour before the funeral.

Lannie D. Luper
Nov. 26, 1921 Jan. 17, 2001
  Lannie Dunn Luper, 79, died Wednesday.
  The Rev. Phil Baucom will conduct a graveside service at 2 p.m. Friday at  
Evergreen Memorial Gardens.
  Surviving are two daughters, Audrey Watson of Wilson and LaVerne Hayes of  
Tappahannock, Va.; and one grandson.
  The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 tonight at Joyner’s Funeral  
Home, and at other times at 1102 Kingswood Road.

F. Charles Nichols
Oct. 1, 1956 Jan. 17, 2001
  WINSTON-SALEM -- F. Charles Nichols II, 44, of Winston-Salem, a native of  
Wilson County, died Wednesday at Forsyth Medical Center.
  The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Rick Speas at Hayworth-Miller Silas  
Creek Chapel, Winston-Salem, at 11 a.m. Friday. Burial will follow in Forsyth  
Memorial Park.
  Surviving are the parents, Floyd C. and Aldaree Fulghum Nichols of Winston-
Salem; two brothers, Carroll Nichols of Pfafftown and Will Nichols of Winston-
Salem; and paternal grandmother, Essie Nichols of Wilson County.
  The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7 to 9 tonight.

Bessie Sauls
  Bessie Sauls, 91, a resident of Triangle East Nursing Home, died Wednesday at  
Wilson Medical Center.
  Funeral arrangements, incomplete at this time, are being handled by King and  
Darden Funeral Home.

Rachel W. Barnes
  Rachel "Tutie" Wilson Barnes, 57, of Camden, N.J., formerly of Wilson, died  
Saturday at Cooper Hospital.
  The Rev. Charles E. Barnes will conduct a graveside service at noon Friday at  
Rest Haven Cemetery.
  Surviving are three daughters, Judy Ann Barnes of the home, Jacqueline B.  
Davis of Suitland, Md., and Janell B. Harrington of Russell, Ala.; one son,  
Tommy Earl Barnes of Washington, D.C.; her mother, Juanita C. Wilson of Wilson;  
her father, Henry Wilson of Camden, N.J.; two brothers, Larry A. Wilson and  
Billy L. Wilson, both of Wilson; and eight grandchildren.
  The body may be viewed today from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at King and Darden Funeral  
Home, 325 E. Nash St., The family will receive friends at her mother’s home,   
614 Suggs St., and will assemble there one hour before the funeral.

Harvey C. Thomas
Oct. 8, 1919 Jan. 18, 2001
  MACCLESFIELD -- Harvey Clyde "Bit" Thomas, 81, died Thursday. A graveside  
service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in Macclesfield Cemetery.
  Surviving are a daughter, Brenda Thomas Quinn of Macclesfield; a son, Phillip  
A. Thomas of Elm City; two brothers, Curtis Thomas and Elmer Thomas, both of  
Wilson;  four stepgrandchildren; and five stepgreat-grandchildren.
  The family will receive friends at Joyner’s Funeral Home, 4100 U.S. 264 West  
Friday from 7-9 p.m. and at other times at 307 N. Railroad St., Macclesfield.

Moses Pack
Dec. 25, 1924 Jan. 15, 2001
  Moses Pack, 76, of 5232 Lindsey Road, Elm City, died Monday at Pitt County  
Memorial Hospital, Greenville. The funeral will be conducted by Elder Ernest  
Melton Jr. at 11 a.m. Saturday at Hamilton Funeral Chapel, 726 S. Tarboro St.  
Burial will follow in Hamilton Burial Garden.
  Surviving are two brothers, James Pack of Rocky Mount and Alton Pack of Elm  
City.
  The body may be viewed at the funeral home Friday from 3-9 p.m. The family  
will receive friends at 106 Nash St., Elm City, and will assemble there one hour  
before the funeral.

Katie L. Barnes
  Katie L. Barnes, 74, of 608 S. Blount St. died Wednesday at Wilson Medical  
Center.
  Arrangements are incomplete and being handled by King & Darden Funeral Home.

Jennette Edwards
  Jennette Edwards, 39, of 1901 Lipscomb Road died Wednesday at Pitt County  
Memorial Hospital, Greenville.
  Arrangements are incomplete and being handled by Hamilton Funeral Chapel, 726  
S. Tarboro St.


January 19, 2001

Jennette E. Edwards
April 3, 1961 Jan. 17, 2001
  Jennette Elliott Edwards, 39, of 1901 A-3 Lipscomb Road died Wednesday at Pitt  
County Memorial Hospital, Greenville. The funeral will be conducted by the Rev.  
Odell Forte at 2 p.m. Sunday at Holy Temple United Holy Church, 1001 S. Lodge  
St. Burial will follow in Rest Haven Cemetery.
  She was employed with the City of Wilson.
  Surviving are her husband, Johnny Edwards of Wilson; one daughter, Pamela  
Jennette Edwards of the home; one son, Johnny Jerrel Edwards of the home; her  
mother, Nancy Lucas Elliott of Wilson; five sisters, Peggy Pate, Jackie  
McCuller, Joan Elliott and Renee Elliott, all of Wilson, and Shirley Kent of  
Lucama; and four brothers, Larry Elliott, Jerry Elliott and Stephone Elliott,  
all of Wilson, and Wayne Elliott of Lucama.
  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 1000 Wilson St. where they will assemble one hour before the  
funeral.

Rosalind P. Britt
  FARMVILLE -- Rosalind Page Britt, 78, of 2752 N.C. 121 North died Thursday at  
Pitt County Memorial Hospital, Greenville. A memorial service will be conducted  
by the Rev. Jarrett Banks at 2 p.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church of  
Farmville.
  She was a member of First Baptist Church and was a former deacon. She was a  
member of the Farmville chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution and  
was a member of Delta Kappa Gamma.
  Surviving are her husband, John Russell Britt Sr.; one daughter, Page Britt  
Cartledge of Greensboro; one son, John Russell Britt Jr. of Wilson; one sister,  
Sue Andrews of Greensboro; one brother, Randall Page of Raleigh; 11  
grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
  The family will receive friends in the fellowship hall immediately following  
the service.

Robin L. Winbourne
  Robin L. Winbourne, 39, died Wednesday. The funeral will be conducted by the  
Rev. Jerome L. Mozingo at 2 p.m. Saturday at Joyner’s Funeral Home, 4100 U.S.  
264 West. Burial will follow in Bailey Cemetery.
  Surviving are two daughters, Dianna Winbourne and Maria Winbourne, both of the  
home; one son, Justin Winbourne of the home; her mother, Van Delia Winbourne of  
the home; two sisters, Debra Baker of Bailey and Sue Glover of Sims; two  
brothers, Billy Winbourne and Bill Joyner, both of Raleigh; and three  
grandchildren.
  The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7-9 tonight and at  
other times at 10843 Skeet Road, Bailey.

Harvey C. Thomas
  Harvey Clyde "Bit" Thomas is also survived by three grandchildren; and two  
great-grandchildren.
  They were omitted in Thursday’s edition. The Daily Times regrets the error.

Melvadine H. Ward
  Melvadine H. Ward, 53, of Route 2, Stantonsburg died Thursday at Wilson  
Medical Center.
  Arrangements are incomplete and being handled by Hamilton Funeral Chapel, 726  
S. Tarboro St.

Shirley Staton
  Shirley Staton, 58, of 1304 Fairfax Ave. died Friday at Wilson Medical Center.
  Arrangements are incomplete and being handled by Edwards Funeral Home, 805 E.  
Nash St.


January 21, 2001

Jessie Owens Casey
June 12, 1926 Jan. 19, 2001
  Jessie Owens Casey, 74, died Friday at Wilson Medical Center. The funeral will  
be conducted by the Rev. John Taylor and the Rev. Tommy Hagan at 2 p.m. Sunday  
at Joyner’s Funeral Home, 4100 U.S. 264 West. Burial will follow in Evergreen  
Memorial Gardens.
  Surviving are her husband, the Rev. James Claude Casey; a daughter, Nadine  
Baker of Wilson; a son, Vannie Lee "Buster" Casey of Wilson; four grandchildren;  
one great-grandson; two stepgrandchildren; and one stepgreat-grandson.
  The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7-9 tonight and at  
other times at 4115 Borden Road.

Bessie Sauls
  Bessie Sauls, 91, a resident of Triangle East Nursing Home, died Wednesday.
  The funeral will be conducted Sunday at 2:30 p.m. by the Rev. Maurice Barnes  
at King and Darden Funeral Home Chapel, 325 E. Nash St. Burial will follow in  
Rest Haven Cemetery.
  Surviving are two daughters, Ruby Quinn of Jamaica, N.Y., and Velma Allen of  
Wilson; four grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-
grandchildren.
  The body may be viewed from 2 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at King and Darden Funeral  
Home. The family will assemble at 109 N. Douglas Street before the funeral.

Katie L. Barnes
  Katie Louise Barnes, 74, of 608 S. Blount St., died Wednesday at Wilson  
Medical Center.
  The Rev. E.L. Lawson will conduct the funeral Sunday at 3 p.m. at Faith Temple  
Church, 402 Minchew St. Burial will follow in Hamilton Gardens.
  Surviving are four daughters, Linda Edwards, Brenda Edmonds, Loretta McGee and  
Alice Parker, all of Wilson; three sons, James Barnes of Wilson, Donald Barnes  
of Raleigh and Eddie Barnes of Columbus, Ga.; one sister, Odell Smith of East  
Orange, N.J.; 22 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.
  The body may be viewed today from 2 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at King and Darden  
Funderal Home, 325 E. Nash St., with family receiving friends from 7 p.m. to 8  
p.m. The family also will receive friends at other times at the residence of  
Linda Edwards, 312 Merrick St., where they will assemble one hour before the  
funeral.

John Muse
  BAILEY -- John Muse died Friday. Arrangements, incomplete at this time, are  
being handled by Joyner’s Funeral Home.


January 22, 2001

Cecil G. Wilder
March 25, 1937 Jan. 21, 2001
  MIDDLESEX -- Cecil Glenn Wilder, 63, died Sunday. The funeral will be conducted  
by the Rev. Lewis Forsythe at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Joyner’s Funeral Home, 4100 U.S.  
264 West. Burial will follow in Middlesex Cemetery.
  Surviving are his wife, Brenda Norris Wilder; a daughter, Kimberly W. Johnson  
of Bailey; two sons, Cecil Glenn Wilder Jr. of Norfolk, Va. and Allan Bryon  
Wilder of Middlesex; two sisters, Francis Eatmon of Rocky Mount and Connie Davis  
of Martinsville, Va.; two brothers, George Wade Wilder of Middlesex and Ray  
Wilder of Rocky Mount; and four grandchildren.
  The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7-9 tonight and at  
other times at 10621 Old Middlesex Road.

Nannie Mae H. Edwards
Nov. 29, 1917 Jan. 20, 2001
  Nannie Mae Hagen Edwards, 83, died Saturday. A graveside service will be  
conducted by the Rev. John A. Howard at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Maplewood Cemetery.
  Surviving are a daughter, Linda E. Howard of Greenville; two sons, Jasper E.  
"Dickie" Edwards and Gerald Lee Edwards, both of Wilson; three sisters, Jenny  
Hayes, Edna Tomlinson and Katie Belle Briley, all of Wilson; and four  
grandchildren.
  The family will receive friends at Joyner’s Funeral Home, 4100 U.S. 264 West,  
from 7-9 tonight.

Estelle B. Davis
Jan. 26, 1916 Jan. 18, 2001
  HICKORY -- Estelle Batts Davis, 84, a native of Wilson County, died Thursday.  
The funeral was conducted by the Rev. Coye Still III on Sunday at Bowling  
Funeral Home Chapel, Rocky Mount. Burial followed in Rocky Mount Memorial Park.
  Surviving are two daughters, Carol Davis Gardner of Kinston and Martha Davis  
Leasure of Marathon, Fla.; one son, Charles E. Davis of Maiden; three sisters,  
Polly Fussell of Raleigh, Jessie B. Lancaster and Racheal Williams, both of  
Rocky Mount; one brother, Thomas A. Batts of Rocky Mount; nine grandchildren;  
and 12 great-grandchildren.

John W. Muse
Aug. 25, 1939 Jan. 19, 2001
  John William "J.W." Muse, 61, of Bailey died Friday. The funeral was conducted  
by the Rev. Tim Riggs on Sunday at Joyner’s Funeral Home, 4100 U.S. 264 West.  
Burial followed in Evergreen Memorial Gardens.
  Surviving are his wife, Norma Mitchell Muse; three daughters, Jackie  
Pendergraph of Goldsboro, Lou Jean Bryant and Janet Robinson, both of Spring  
Hope; a son, Tracy Muse of Goldsboro; his mother, Mary Lee Keen of Wilson; two  
sisters, Betty Jean Raper and Peggy Ann Horton, both of Wilson; and one  
granddaughter.

Shirley H. Staton
Aug. 24, 1942 Jan. 19, 2001
  Shirley Harris Staton, 58, of 1304 Fairfax Ave. died Friday at Wilson Medical  
Center. The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Gail Speight at 2 p.m. Tuesday  
at Edwards Funeral Home Chapel, 805 E. Nash St. Burial will follow in Rest Haven  
Cemetery.
  She was certified nursing assistant at Britthaven of Wilson.
  Surviving are two daughters, Marilyn Parker and Nancy Wilkins, both of Wilson;  
one son, Johnnie Harris of the home; four sisters, Delores Harris, Josephine  
Barnes, Royce Jean Lucas and Charlene Archibald, all of Wilson; four brothers,  
James Earl Harris, George Melvin Harris, Eddie Lee Harris and Joseph Harris, all  
of Wilson; five grandchildren; and one great-grandson.
  The body may be viewed at the funeral home today from 2-8 p.m. with the family  
receiving friends there from 7-8 p.m. and at other times at 304 N. Vick St.  
where they will assemble one hour before the funeral.

Columbus Ham
  Columbus Ham, 80, of 206 N. Vick St. died Saturday at Britthaven of Snow Hill.
  Arrangements are incomplete and being handled by Hamilton Funeral Chapel, 726  
S. Tarboro St.


January 23, 2001

Sudie E. Saunders
Aug. 10, 1917 Jan. 21, 2001
  Sudie Everett Saunders, 83, died Sunday at Wilson Medical Center. A graveside  
service was conducted by the Rev. H.W. Harrell Monday at 2 p.m. in Evergreen  
Memorial Gardens.
  Surviving are three daughters, Pearl Harrell of Kenly, Faye Robbins of Elm  
City and Lois Raper of Wilson; two sons, John Saunders of Newport News, Va., and  
Melvin Saunders of Wilson; one sister, Ellen Everett of Wilson; one brother,  
Joseph Amos Everett of Wilson; 16 grandchildren; and 28 great-grandchildren.
  Arrangements were handled by Shingleton Funeral Home, 2407 W. Nash St.

William A. Batts
June 28, 1940 Jan. 21, 2001
  ROCKY MOUNT -- William Aubrey Batts, 60, a native of Wilson County, died Sunday  
at Nash General Hospital, Rocky Mount. A memorial service was conducted by the  
Rev. Groce Robinson  at 11 a.m. today at Memorial Baptist Church. Inurnment  
followed in Rocky Mount Memorial Park.
  Batts was a retired production supervisor with Naomi Knitting. He was a member  
of Memorial Baptist Church.
  Surviving are his wife, Hilda S. Batts; six daughters, Tina Davis, Tammy  
Joyner and Kim Batts, all of Rocky Mount, Lisa Bass of Enfield, Shannon Kemp of  
Wilson and Ronna Joyner of Nashville; five sons, Rayme Batts and Danny Batts,  
both of Rocky Mount, Billy Batts of the home, Randy Driver and Michael Ryan  
Rouse, both of Wilson; two sisters, Vernell Proctor of Rocky Mount and Sylvia  
Hughes of Kitty Hawk; one brother, Robert Batts Jr. of Enfield; and 15  
grandchildren.
  Arrangements were handled by Bowling Funeral Home & Crematory.

Roberta Harris
  Roberta Harris, 55, of 1307 E. Nash St. died today at Wilson Medical Center.
  Arrangements are incomplete and being handled by Edwards Funeral Home.

Osborn Horne Jr.
  Osborn Horne Jr., 79, of 804 Gay St. died Monday at Wilson Medical Center.
  Arrangements are incomplete and being handled by Edwards Funeral Home.

Leonard H. Lucas
  Leonard Herman Lucas, 76, of 701 Elvie St. died Monday at Wilson Medical  
Center.
  Arrangements are incomplete and being handled by Hamilton Funeral Chapel, 726  
S. Tarboro St.

Santa Tevere
  Santa Tevere, 73, of Buckingham Circle died Monday at Wilson Medical Center.  
Arrangements are incomplete and being handled by Thomas-Yelverton Funeral  
Service, 2704 W. Nash St.


January 24, 2001

Emma Green
  Emma Green, 95, died Tuesday.
  Arrangements are incomplete and being handled by Joyner’s Funeral Home, 4100  
U.S. 264 West.


January 25, 2001

Caleb C. Ham
Aug. 10, 1920 Jan. 20, 2001
  Caleb Columbus "Ham" Lee Ham, 80, of 206 N. Vick St. died Saturday at  
Britthaven of Snow Hill. The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Sarah McClain  
at 1 p.m. Friday at Hamilton Funeral Chapel, 726 S. Tarboro St. Burial will  
follow in Rest Haven Cemetery.
  Ham was retired from Blue Star Cab Company.
  Surviving are his wife, Mollie Dixon Ham; five daughters, Auretha Canady of  
Wuerzburg, Germany, Hermenia Sharpe of Raleigh, Barbara Allen of Suitland, Md.,  
Ginny Moody and Peggie Farmer, both of Wilson; three sons, Christopher Ham of  
Wilson, William Ham of Clifton, Va., and Donald Ham of Landover, Md.; two  
stepdaughters, Janice Stancil of Greenbelt, Md. and Martha Dixon of New York;  
five stepsons, James T. Kenan of Washington, D.C., Charles Dixon of Wilson,  
Cornell Dixon of Durham, Joe Dixon of New York and Cedric McAllister of  
Baltimore, Md.; one sister, Jenny Jane McNair of Silver Spring, Md.; several  
grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
  The body may be viewed at the funeral home today from 3-9 p.m. with the family  
receiving friends there from 7-8 p.m. and at other times at the residence where  
they will assemble one hour before the funeral.

Rebecca C. Jackson
  MACCLESFIELD -- Rebecca Cauley Jackson, 53, of 7015 N.C. 42 East died Wednesday  
at Pitt County Memorial Hospital. A graveside service will be conducted by the  
Rev. Jess Jackson at 1 p.m. Friday in the Sutton Family Cemetery, Kinston.
  She was retired from Lenoir Memorial Hospital after 26 years of service as an  
administrative secretary to the director of nursing.
  Surviving are her husband, Gerald Jackson; three children, Michelle Kirby of  
Macclesfield, Allen Gerald Jackson of Kinston and Sheila Joyce Waller of  
Billings, Mont.; a sister, Mary Ruth Smith of Deep Run; and six grandchildren.
  The family will receive friends at Rouse Funeral Home, La Grange from 6-8  
tonight and at other times at the home.

Alton B. Hart
  Alton Bruce Hart, 60, of Newport News, Va., a native of Greene County, died  
Monday. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Harrell’s Chapel  
Church, Snow Hill.
  Hart was retired from Newport News Shipbuilding after 30 years of service.
  Surviving are his wife, Barbara Hart; five daughters, Misty Hart, Crystal  
Mahoney, Kellie Guthrie, Marsha Hart and Teresa Sutton; a sister, Joy Corbett;  
two brothers, J.D. Hart and Nelson; and four grandchildren.
  The family will receive friends in the fellowship hall of the church from noon  
until time of the service.
  Arrangements are being handled by Peninsula Funeral Home, Newport News, Va.

Margie B. Pender
  Margie B. Pender, 69, of Newport, formerly of Pikeville, died Wednesday at her  
home. The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. A.G. Smith at 2 p.m. Friday at  
Shackleford Funeral Chapel, 102, N. Pine St., Fremont. Burial will follow in  
Elmwood Cemetery, Fremont.
  Surviving are one son, Raymond Pender of Newport; two sisters, Janice Alford  
and Laraine Daw, both of Pikeville; three grandchildren; and one great-
granddaughter.
  The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7-8:30 tonight.

Roberta Harris
Feb. 11, 1945 Jan. 22, 2001
  Roberta Harris, 55, of 1307 E. Nash St. died Tuesday at Wilson Medical Center.  
The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Ed Thomas Edwards at 1 p.m. Saturday  
at Brown Chapel Church, 1505 E. Hadley St. Burial will follow in Rest Haven  
Cemetery.
  Surviving are three daughters, Robinett Harris, Michelle Harris and Danelle  
Harris, all of Wilson; three sons, Reginald Harris and Timothy Harris, both of  
Wilson and Kenneth Harris of the home; her mother, Gladys Harris of the home;  
two sisters, Gloria Harris of the home and Barbara Taylor of Wilson; four  
brothers, David Harris, James Taylor, Elder Marvin Taylor and John Taylor, all  
of Wilson; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
  The body may be viewed at Edwards Funeral Home, 805 E. Nash St., Friday from  
2-8 p.m. The family will receive friends at the home. The family will assemble  
at 1699 Bynwood Circle one hour before the funeral.

Emma Evelyn M. Green
Oct. 27, 1905 Jan. 23, 2001
  Emma Evelyn McDowell Green, 95, of Lucama died Tuesday. The funeral will be  
conducted by the Rev. Kellie K. Gallagher-Smith at 11 a.m. Saturday at Joyner’s  
Funeral Home, 4100 U.S. 264 West. Burial will follow in Evergreen Memorial  
Gardens.
  She was a retired supervisor of Kings Park State Hospital dining hall, Kings  
Park, N.Y., with 25 years of service.
  Surviving are her husband, William Edward Green; two daughters Beverly Barnes  
of Lucama and Audrey Girvan of San Antonio, Texas; three sons, William P. Greene  
of Shreveport, La., Robert L. Green of Fulton, N.Y. and Wesley Green of  
Lynchburg, Va.; one sister, Vyra L. Lawson of Homosassa, Fla.; 25 grandchildren;  
and 49 great-grandchildren.
  The family will receive friends at the funeral home Friday from 7-9 p.m. and  
at other times at 7240 Creekview Court, Lucama.

Leta D. Wells
  Leta Denton Wells, 78, of Amelia, Va., formerly of Bailey, died Wednesday in  
Richmond, Va. A graveside service will be conducted by the Rev. Tim Riggs at 1  
p.m. Saturday in Bailey Cemetery.
  Surviving are one daughter, Dianne Mann of Richmond, Va.; one son, Wilbur  
Wells of Amelia, Va.; two sisters, Annie Lee Earp and Cleo Patterson, both of  
Bailey; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
  Arrangements are being handled by Hillsman-Hix Funeral Home, Amelia, Va.

Susan W. Walston
  Susan Webb Walston, 82, died today at Brian Center.
  Arrangements are incomplete and being handled by Shingleton Funeral Home, 2407  
W. Nash St.

Ira D. Bass
  Ira D. "Del" Bass, 66, of Emerald Isle died Wednesday at Craven Regional  
Medical Center, New Bern. The funeral with Masonic and military honors will be  
conducted by the Rev. William Ray Davis at 11 a.m. Saturday at Piney Grove  
Baptist Church, Swansboro. Burial will follow at 3 p.m. in Pikeville Cemetery.
  Surviving are one daughter, Dianne M. Mann of Holly Ridge; two sons, Ira L.  
Bass of Holly Ridge and James D. Bass of Wendell; four sisters, Helen Thorne and  
Ida Padgett, both of Goldsboro, Pauline Gardner of Pikeville and Hilda McManus  
of Terry; two grandchildren; and his caregiver, Carol R. King of Emerald Isle.
  The family will receive friends at Jones Funeral Home, Swansboro Friday from  
7-9 p.m.


January 26, 2001

Johnnie M. Etheridge
Jan. 18, 1922 Dec. 22, 2000
  CANTON, OHIO -- Johnnie M. Etheridge, 78, a native of Wilson County, died Dec.  
22, 2000 at Mercy Medical Center. The funeral was conducted by the Rev. Delaney  
Young Dec. 27, 2000 at Earl B. Jack Funeral Home. Burial followed in Ohio  
Western Reserve National Cemetery, Pittman, Ohio.
  Surviving are one daughter, Beverly Williams of Durham, N.C.; two sons, David  
Ethridge of Canton and Butch Etheridge of Durham, N.C.; one sister, Daisy  
Sinclair of Wilson, N.C.; and four brothers, Aaron Etheridge, Richard Etheridge,  
Carlton Etheridge and Laudis Ray Etheridge all of Wilson, N.C.

Jarvis Wooten
  WALSTONBURG -- Jarvis Wooten, 83, died Thursday at Britthaven, Snow Hill. A  
graveside service will be conducted by the Rev. Bill Barbee at 2 p.m. Sunday in  
Walstonburg Cemetery.
  The family will receive friends at Taylor-Edwards Funeral Home, Snow Hill on  
Saturday from 7-8:30 p.m. and at other times at the home of Mollie and Neal  
Murphrey, 7874 Beaman Old Creek Road.

Leonard H. Lucas
Oct. 10, 1924 Jan. 22, 2001
  Leonard Herman "L.H." Lucas, 76, of 701 Elvie St. died Monday at Wilson  
Medical Center. The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Nathaniel Poole at 1  
p.m. Saturday at Suggs Christian Temple Free Will Baptist Church, 1602  
Stantonsburg road. Burial will follow in Hamilton Burial Garden.
  Lucas was retired from the City of Wilson and was a member of Suggs Christian  
Temple Free Will Baptist Church.
  Surviving are three daughters, Romaine Moore and Maureen Felder, both of  
Wilson; and Brenda Harriston of Woodbridge, Va.; two sons, Columbus Hannah and  
James B. Leach, both of Wilson; two sisters, Irene Ford and Ada Inell Herring,  
both of Washington, D.C.; 21 grandchildren; and 27 great-grandchildren.
  The body may be viewed at Hamilton Funeral Chapel, 726 S. Tarboro St., today  
from 3-9 p.m. The family will receive friends at the residence and will assemble  
there one hour before the funeral.

Melvadine H. Ward
July 21, 1947 Jan. 18, 2001
  Melvadine Hamm Ward, 53, of Route 2 Box 69-C, Stantonsburg died Thursday at  
Wilson Medical Center. The funeral will be conducted by Bishop J.E. Reddick at 1  
p.m. Saturday at Union Grove Free Will Baptist Church, Stantonsburg. Burial will  
follow in St. Delight Cemetery, Walstonburg.
  She was employed at the Jamison Inn and was a member of Union Grove Free Will  
Baptist Church.
  Surviving are one daughter, Vanessa Ward of Temple Hills, Md.; one son, Darian  
Ward of Snow Hill; five sisters, Grace Williams, Elouise Hamm and Deatrice  
Diggs, all of Stantonsburg, Evelyna Thompson and Edna Pender, both of Newark,  
N.J.; and one granddaughter.
  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 5200 Speight’s Bridge Road,  
Stantonsburg  where they will assemble one hour before the funeral.

Georgianna Shaw
  Georgianna Shaw, 94, of 5647 N.C. Highway 581 South, Kenly died Thursday at  
Wilson Medical Center.
  Arrangements are incomplete and being handled by Hamilton Funeral Chapel, 726  
S. Tarboro St.

Ella V. Rich
Nov. 13, 1923 Jan. 24, 2001
  GOLDSBORO -- Ella Vail Rich, 77, died Wednesday at Kitty Askins Hospice Center.  
The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Pleasant Grove Free Will Baptist  
Church. Burial will follow in Salem Cemetery.
  Surviving are one daughter, Bessie Tyndall of Pikeville; three sisters, Ruth  
V. Williams and Marie V. Rowe, both of Pikeville and Perrine V. Gay of Zebulon;  
two grandsons; and two great-grandchildren.
  The family will receive friends at Shumate-Faulk Funeral Home from 7-9 tonight  
and at other times at the home Bessie and J.D. Tyndall, 364 Vail Road,  
Pikeville.

Susan W. Walston
March 28, 1918 Jan. 25, 2001
  Susan Webb Walston, 82, died Thursday at Brian Center. The funeral will be  
conducted by the Rev. David Varnell and the Rev. Larry Letchworth at 11 a.m.  
Saturday at Shingleton Funeral Home Chapel, 2407 W. Nash St. Entombment will  
follow in Evergreen Memorial Gardens.
  She was a member of Owens Chapel Free Will Baptist Church.
  Surviving are two daughters, Marie Jones and Diane Barnes, both of Wilson; two  
sons, K.L. Walston and Nelton Walston, both of Wilson; six grandchildren; and  
two great-grandchildren.
  The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7-8:30 tonight and at  
other times at 2217 Woodcroft Drive.

Alton E. Cooke
  STANTONSBURG -- Alton Earnest Cooke, 86, died Friday at his home. A graveside  
service will be conducted by the Rev. Max Patterson at 3 p.m. Sunday in  
Stantonsburg Cemetery.
  Surviving are his wife, Lucille S. Cooke; a daughter, Faye C. Boykin of  
Wilson; three sons, Wayne Cooke and Glenn Cooke, both of Wilson and Billy Cooke  
of Silver Hill, Ala.; two sisters, Evelyn C. Howell of Chapel Hill and Gray C.  
Smith of Pikeville; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
  The family will receive friends at Thomas-Yelverton Funeral Service, 2704 W.  
Nash St., Wilson, Saturday from 7-8:30 p.m. and at other times at 205 Julian  
Ave.


January 27, 2001

Robert Lee Locas
  Robert Lee Locas, 58, of 203 N. Vick St., died Friday at his home.
  Arrangements are incomplete and being handled by King & Darden Funeral Home,  
325 E. Nash St.

Raymond Crocker
  Raymond Crocker, 71, of 568 House Road, Kenly, died Friday. The funeral will  
be conducted by the Rev. Lewis Godwin at 3 p.m. Sunday at Mt. Zion Free Will  
Baptist Church, Kenly. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
  Surviving are his wife, Nadine Johnson Crocker; three daughters, Gloria Dean,  
Shirley Jones and Frances Hall, all of Kenly; one son, Larry Crocker of  
Smithfield; six sisters, Rosa Parker, Betty House, Lettie Ray, Elsie Boykin and  
Ora Pittman, all of Kenly, and Met Sullivan of Middlesex; 11 grandchildren and  
six great-grandchildren.
  The family will receive friends at Coley Funeral Home in  Kenly from 7-9 p.m.  
Saturday.

Georgiana Taylor Shaw
January 30, 1906             January 25, 2001
  Georgiana Taylor Shaw, 94, of 5647 N.C. Highway 581 South, Kenly, died  
Thursday at Wilson Medical Center. The funeral will be conducted by the Rev.  
Harvey Hartsfield at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Rocky Branch United Church of Christ,  
Kenly. Burial will follow in Rocky Branch Church Cemetery.
  Shaw was a member of Rocky Branch United Church of Christ where she served on  
the Mother Board and was a member of the Wilder’s Chapter #34 Order of Eastern  
Star.
  Surviving are three daughters, Alice Shaw Stevens and Daisy Shaw Crump, both  
of Wilson, and Claudette Shaw Haskins of Lynchburg, Va.; four sons, Seth T. Shaw  
Jr. of Kenly, Spencer Shaw of Enfield, Conn.; and George Shaw and James Shaw,  
both of Brooklyn, N.Y.; eight grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and two  
great-great grandchildren.
  The body may be viewed at Hamilton Funeral Chapel, 726 S. Tarboro St., Monday  
from 2-5 p.m. The family will receive friends at Rocky Branch Church for a wake  
service from 7-8 p.m., and at other times at the residence where they will  
assemble one hour before the funeral.

Odell Varnell Gibbs
  GREENVILLE -- Odell Varnell Gibbs, 69, a native of Wilson, died Thursday. The  
Mass of Christian Burial will be held Monday at 11 a.m. at St. Peter’s Catholic  
Church in Greenville. Burial will follow in Pinewood Memorial Park.
  She was a member of St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Greenville.
  Surviving are one daughter, Alice Sharon Cartwright; two sons, James Levy  
Owens and Jesse Wayne Owens; two sisters, Carolyn Frances Varnell and Mary  
Elizabeth Talton; and four grandchildren.
  The family will receive friends at Wilkerson Funeral Home in Greenville from  
7-9 p.m. Sunday.


January 29, 2001

Paul L. Harris
Aug. 19, 1912 Jan. 27, 2001
  Paul Lloyd Harris, 88, died Saturday. The funeral was conducted by the Rev.  
John Wenberg Jr. at 11 a.m. today at Joyner’s Funeral Home, 4100 U.S. 264 West.  
Burial followed in Maplewood Cemetery.
  Harris was a retired sheet metal worker with Hackney Brothers with 53 years of  
service.
  Surviving are his wife, Martha Clyde Baths Harris; a son, Raymond Paul Harris  
of Wilson; and one granddaughter.

Mary E. Sharpe
July 13, 1921 Jan. 27, 2001
  Mary Elizabeth Sharpe, 79, of 829 Starmount Circle died Saturday at N.C.  
Memorial Hospital, Chapel Hill. The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Clay  
Summers and the Rev. Larry Ball at 2 p.m. today at Shingleton Funeral Home, 2407  
W. Nash St. Burial will follow in Maplewood Cemetery.
  Surviving are her husband, Ernest G. Sharpe; two sons, Jay Sharpe of Raleigh  
and Jerry Sharpe of Wilson; five brothers, Pete Cale of Fayetteville, Lloyd Cale  
of Tarboro, Bobby Cale and Dean Cale, both of Wilson and Billy Cale of  
Macclesfield; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Grayson H. Nichols
  Grayson Howard Nichols, infant, of Tarboro died today at Pitt County Memorial  
Hospital, Greenville.
  Arrangements are incomplete and being handled by Joyner’s Funeral Home, 4100  
U.S. 264 West.


January 30, 2001

Grayson H. Nichols
Jan. 25, 2001 Jan. 29, 2001
  Grayson Howard Nichols, infant, of Tarboro died Monday. A graveside service  
will be conducted by Bishop Ralph Parker at 2 p.m. Thursday in Maplewood  
Cemetery.
  Surviving are his parents, Danny Howard and Kelly Logan Nichols of Tarboro;  
grandmother, Marilyn Wolfgong Logan of Wilson; grandfather, Bernard Berryman  
"Hippy" Logan of Wilson; great-grandmother, Mary R. Sutton of Wilson; and great-
grandmother, Fredericka Isabelle Logan of Ashland, Va.
  The family will receive friends at Joyner’s Funeral Home, 4100 U.S. 264 West,  
Wednesday from 7-9 p.m. and at other times at 1112 Robin Hill Road.

Ethel F. Pike
  PIKEVILLE -- Ethel Futrell Pike, 87, of 428 Big Daddy’s Road died Monday at  
Kitty Askins Hospice Center. The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Rudolph  
Rowe and the Rev. Johnny Sasser at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Pikeville First Baptist  
Church. Burial will follow in Pike Family Cemetery, Big Daddy’s Road.
  Surviving are three daughters, Marie P. Peele and Gale P. Sasser, both of  
Pikeville, and Julia Alma Ellis of Wilson; two sons, Nathan Cedric Pike of  
Richmond, Va., and David Garland Pike of Pikeville; a brother, Willard Futrell  
of Ohio; four half-sisters, Margaret Mozingo and Francis Combs, both of  
Goldsboro, Mary Lou Strickland of Dudley and Annie Ruth Dudley of Selma; one  
half-brother, Thurman Futrell of South Carolina; 15 grandchildren; and 30 great-
grandchildren.
  The family will receive friends at Shumate-Faulk Funeral Home, Goldsboro, from  
7-9 tonight and at other times at the home.

Robert A. Tonneberger
  Robert A. Tonneberger, 79, of 4506 Firestone Lane died Monday at Wayne  
Memorial Hospital, Goldsboro. A graveside service will be held at a later date  
in Riga, Mich.
  Surviving are his wife, Mavis Tonneberger; a daughter, Sandra Palkovic of  
Florida; a son, Robert A. Tonneberger Jr. of New Hampshire; and a granddaughter.
  The family will receive friends at Thomas-Yelverton Funeral Service, 2704 W.  
Nash St., from 6-8 tonight.


January 31, 2001

Robert L. Locas
  Robert Lee Locas, 58, of 203 N. Vick St. died Friday at his home. The funeral  
will be conducted by the Rev. Eddie B. Coley at 1 p.m. Thursday at St. James  
Holy Church, 100 N. Main St., Stantonsburg. Burial will follow in Rest Haven  
Cemetery, Wilson.
  Surviving are his wife, Elmarie Locas of Wilson; four daughters, Tracey  
Murray, Brenda Cox, Darlene Wright and Renae Batts, all of Wilson; three sons,  
Bobby Locus and Robert Locus Jr., both of Wilson, and Antonio Batts of the home;  
six sisters, Josephine Robinson, Helen Jackson, Inez Grant, Dorothy Batts,  
Janice Batts and Brenda Batts, all of Wilson; five brothers, Billy Ray Locus,  
Carlester Williams, Percy Batts and Alfred Batts, all of Wilson, and Charles  
Williams of Baltimore; 11 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
  The body may be viewed at King & Darden Funeral Home, 325 E. Nash St., today  
from 3-8:30 p.m. with the family receiving friends there from 7-8 p.m. and at  
other times at the residence where they will assemble one hour before the  
funeral.

Gladys B. Weaver
  KENLY -- Gladys Barnes Weaver, 84, of Triangle East Nursing Care Center,  
formerly of Kenly, died Tuesday. The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Eric  
Vernelson and the Rev. David List at 11 a.m. Friday at Coley Funeral Home  
Chapel. Burial will follow in Kenly Cemetery.
  Surviving are seven daughters, Alice Faye Hooks of Moncure, Linda Boyette of  
Kenly, Brenda Wall and Elizabeth Weaver, both of Selma, Audrey Weaver of Wilson,  
Carroll Pearce of Middlesex and Mary Winslow of Raleigh; three sons, Melvin  
Weaver of New Hampshire, the Rev. Kenneth Weaver of Selma and Richard Weaver of  
Kenly; one sister, Maybelle Kim of Fayetteville; one brother, Billy Sullivan of  
Fayetteville; 32 grandchildren; and 45 great-grandchildren.
  The family will receive friends at the funeral home Thursday from 7-9 p.m.

Richard M. Holloman
  FARMVILLE -- Richard Mosley "Pete" Holloman, 78, of 8070 Stantonsburg Road died  
Wednesday at Pitt County Memorial Hospital, Greenville. The funeral will be  
conducted by the Rev. Stephen Prescott at 2 p.m. Friday at Farmville Funeral  
Home Church Street Chapel. Burial will follow in Walstonburg Cemetery.
  Surviving are his wife, Lounell Morgan Holloman; three sons, Dickie Holloman  
of Greensboro, Larry Holloman of Greenville and Don Holloman of Farmville; five  
grandchildren; five stepgrandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
  The family will receive friends at the funeral home Thursday from 7-9 p.m.

Martha Speight
  Martha Speight, 82, of 1002 Lincoln St., a resident of Brian Center, died  
Tuesday.
  Arrangements are incomplete and being handled by King & Darden Funeral Home,  
325 E. Nash St.

Sonya Revis
  Sonya Revis, 40, of 2525 Downing St. died Sunday at her residence.
  Arrangements are incomplete and being handled by Hamilton Funeral Chapel, 726  
S. Tarboro St.

Richard M. Green
  ELM CITY -- Richard Marvin Green died Tuesday at Johnston Memorial Hospital,  
Smithfield.
  Arrangements are incomplete and being handled by Shingleton Funeral Home.

James R. Jones
  James R. Jones, 84, of 122 N. Pender St. died Tuesday at Wilson Medical  
Center.
  Arrangements are incomplete and being handled by Edwards Funeral Home, 805 E.  
Nash St.


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