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July 2, 2001

Aaron M. Proctor
  NASHVILLE — Aaron Matthews Proctor, 81, died Thursday. The funeral will be  
conducted by the Rev. Reuben Batchelor at 3 p.m. today in the chapel of Bowling  
Funeral Home, Rocky Mount. Burial will follow in Forest Hill Cemetery.

Marion H. Edwards
  KENLY — Marion H. Edwards Sr., 56, of 9001 U.S. 301 South died Saturday at  
Wilson Medical Center. The funeral was conducted by the Rev. James Joyner at 11  
a.m. today at Kenly Free Will Baptist Church. Burial followed in Kenly Cemetery.
  Surviving are a daughter, Helyn E. Byrd of Smithfield; a son, Marion H.  
“Charlie Brown” Edwards Jr. of Kenly; and two grandchildren.
  Arrangements were handled by Coley Funeral Home.

Mable S. Wallin
Sept. 23, 1911 July 1, 2001
  FARMVILLE — Mable Smith Wallin, 89, died Sunday at Pitt County Memorial  
Hospital. The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Farmville Funeral Home  
Church Street Chapel. Burial will follow in Queen Anne Cemetery near Fountain.
  Surviving are five sisters, Mary Smith Eason of Macclesfield, Lydonia Smith  
Nowell of  Clayton, Judith Irene Smith of Raleigh, Nancy Smith Baxley of  
Lilburn, Ga., and Eleanor Beth Smith Fulford of Farmville; and two brothers,  
Thaddeus A. Smith of Raleigh and William L. Smith of Wilmington.
  The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7-9 tonight.

Gerald W. Williamson
  Gerald Wayne “Jerry” Williamson, 66, of 4228 N.C. 42 West died Saturday at  
Wayne Memorial Hospital, Goldsboro. The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Ed  
Earp at 4 p.m. Tuesday in the chapel of Thomas-Yelverton Funeral Service, 2704  
W. Nash St. Burial will follow in Evergreen Memorial Gardens.
  Surviving are his wife, Virginia Barnes Williamson; a stepdaughter, Connie  
Thorne of Wilson; a stepson, Ronnie Blizzard of Black Creek; two sisters, Judy  
Fulghum of Kenly and Joyce Davis of North Myrtle Beach, S.C.; and four  
stepgrandchildren.
  The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7-9 tonight and at  
other times at the residence.

Elanor C. Bridickas
March 3, 1914 June 30, 2001
  Elanor Catherine Bridickas, 87, died Saturday. The funeral will be conducted  
by the Rev. Trent Watts at 2 p.m. today at The Church of St. Therese. Burial  
will follow in Maplewood Cemetery.
  Surviving are a daughter, Catherine Hower of Washington, Pa.; a son, Joseph  
Bridickas of Wilson; a sister, Mary Tejcek of Florida; five grandchildren; and  
six great-grandchildren.
  Arrangements are being handled by Joyner’s Funeral Home, 4100 U.S. 264 West.

Edwin C. Moore
Feb. 20, 1932 July 1, 2001
  Edwin Cicero “E.C.” Moore, 63, died Sunday. A graveside service will be  
conducted by the Rev. Ben Martin at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Evergreen Memorial  
Garden.
  Surviving are his wife, Virginia Perry Moore; a daughter, Lynn Moore Thaxton  
of Goldsboro; two sisters, Nannie Ruth Petway of Wilson and Annette Cheney of  
Pleasant Hill, Calif.; two brothers, Floyd D. Moore and Paul B. Moore, both of  
Wilson; and one grandson.
  The family will receive friends at Joyner's Funeral Home, 4100 U.S. 264  
West, from 7-8:30 tonight and at other times at 716 Fleming St.

John H. Atkinson
  Elder John H. Atkinson, 93 of 906 W. Kenan St. died today at Wilson Medical  
Center.
  Arrangements are incomplete and being handled by Hamilton Funeral Chapel, 726  
S. Tarboro St.

Charlie Lindsey
  Charlie “Dickie Boy” Lindsey, 74, of Spring Hope died Saturday at NextCare  
Specialty Hospital, Rocky Mount.
  Arrangements are incomplete and being handled by Edwards Funeral Home, 805 E.  
Nash St.

Irene B. Tedder
  The survivors of Irene Barnes Tedder include, 21 grandchildren; 31 great-
grandchildren; and 12 great-great-grandchildren.


July 3, 2001

Samuel W. Perry
  ZEBULON — Samuel Winstead Perry, 60, died Monday. Arrangements are incomplete  
and being handled by Spring Hope Funeral Home.

Charles Champion
Aug. 27, 1941   July 2, 2001
  RALEIGH — Charles Champion, 59, of 11903 NC Hwy. 222, died Monday at Wake  
Medical Center.  The funeral will be held Thursday at 3 p.m. at Oak Grove  
Presbyterian Church. Burial will follow in Narron Family Cemetery with Masonic  
Rites.
  Surviving are his wife, Francis Narron Champion; a daughter, Rhonda C. Bradley  
of Middlesex; a son, Jason Charles Champion of Middlesex; three brothers,  
including Joe Champion of Zebulon; and two grandchildren.
  The family will receive friends at Strickland Funeral Home Wednesday from 7-9  
p.m. and at other times at the home.

John H. Atkinson
  Elder John H. Atkinson, 93, died Monday. Arrangements are incomplete and being  
handled by Hamilton Funeral Home.

Annie M. Thorne
May 12, 1916 July 2, 2001
  Annie Mae Woodard Thorne, 85, of Selma, died Monday. The funeral will be held  
11 a.m. Wednesday at Parrish Funeral Home in Selma. Burial will follow in  
Crocker Cemetery near Pine Level.
  Surviving are two sons; four daughters; two brothers, including Ollie Woodard  
of Sims; three sisters; 16 grandchildren; and 26 great-grandchildren.
  The family will receive friends at Parrish Funeral Home tonight from 7-9.

Juanita B. Crawford
Sept. 27, 1921 July 3, 2001
  FREMONT — Juanita Bedford Crawford, 79, of 1058 Union Grove Church Road, died  
Tuesday at Sunbridge Care and Rehabilitation in Mount Olive. The funeral will be  
conducted by the Rev. F.G. Alford at 11 a.m. Thursday at Shackleford Funeral  
Chapel. Burial will follow at Elmwood Cemetery in Fremont.
  Surviving are her daughter, Janie Earp of Fremont; a son, Jimmy Crawford of  
the home; one sister, five grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter.
  The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at Shackleford Funeral  
Service, Fremont, and other times at 1236 Union Grove Church Road.

Correction
  The names of two persons were inadvertently left out of Monday's obituary  
of Gerald “Jerry” Wayne Williamson.
  His mother, Esther Virginia Williamson of Wilson, and the Rev. Ray Wells, were  
not listed by the funeral home in information given the newspaper.


July 4, 2001

Samuel Winstead Perry
  ZEBULON — Samuel Winstead Perry, 60, of 4344 Massey Road, died Monday at his  
home. The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Spring Hope Funeral Home by  
the Rev. Dennis Sherrod. Burial will follow in Spring Hope Memorial Gardens.
  Perry is survived by his wife; stepson; two daughters; four sisters, including  
Callie Boone of Middlesex; two brothers; and three stepgrandchildren.
  The family will receive friends at the Spring Hope Funeral Home  from 7 until  
9 p.m. tonight and other times at the home.


July 5, 2001

Lena Dickerson
June 20, 1908 July 4, 2001
  Lena Dickerson, 93, of Rose Vista Village, formerly of 310 Finch St., died  
Wednesday at Wilson Medical Center.
  Funeral arrangements are incomplete and are being handled by Hamilton Funeral  
Chapel.

John H. Atkinson
Jan. 30, 1908 July 2, 2001
  Elder John “Booes” Henry Atkinson, 93, of West Kenan Street, died Monday at  
Wilson Medical Center. The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. James Smith and  
Rev. Arthur Cherry at 1 p.m. Saturday at Bethlehem Primitive Baptist Association  
Center in Pinetops. Burial will follow in Rest Haven Cemetery.
  Surviving are his wife, Maggie Marshall Atkinson; three daughters, Wanda G.  
Atkinson and Lois Atkinson Mitchell, both of Wilson, and Joyce Atkinson Dupree  
of Virginia Beach, Va.; six sons, Milton J. Atkinson, Robert N. Atkinson, Larry  
W. Atkinson and Cleveland Atkinson, all of Wilson, Edward N. Atkinson of Elm  
City and Christopher R. Ladson of Lithonia, Ga.; 22 grandchildren; and 14 great-
grandchildren.
  He was assistant pastor and acting pastor of New Hope Primitive Baptist Church  
of Macclesfield for 15 years.
  The body may be viewed Friday from 3-9 p.m. at Hamilton Funeral Chapel, 726 S.  
Tarboro St. The family will receive friends from 7-8 p.m. at the chapel and at  
home at other times. The family will assemble at the home one hour prior to the  
funeral procession.

Charlie Lindsey Jr.
July 12, 1926 June 30, 2001
  ROCKY MOUNT — Charlie “Dickie Boy” Lindsey Jr., 74, of 5134 Macedonia Road,  
Spring Hope, died Saturday at Life Care Hospital. The funeral will be conducted  
by the Rev. J.C. Wheeler at 1 p.m. Friday at Rocky Chapel Baptist Church in  
Franklin County. Burial will follow in William Chapel Cemetery in Elm City.
  Surviving are his wife, Sallie D. Lindsey; two daughters, Michelle Maine and  
Denise Scarborough, both of Orange, N.J.; three sons, Charles Richard Lindsey of  
Seattle, Ronald Lindsey of Orange, N.J., and Stanley Richardson of Nashville.
  The body may be viewed today from 2-8 p.m. at Edwards Funeral Home, 805 E.  
Nash St., and at the church two hours prior to the funeral. The family will  
assemble at the residence Friday at 10 a.m.

Cherry M. Johnson
  Cherry M. Johnson died Saturday. The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at  
St. John Baptist Church in Red Oak. Burial will follow at Oakland Cemetery.
  Arrangements are being handled by Richardson Funeral Home in Nashville.

Ethel H. Harrell
  CRISP — Ethel Harris Harrell, 83, died Tuesday. The funeral will be conducted  
by the Rev. Jeff Holden at 11 a.m. Friday at Eagles Baptist Church. Burial will  
follow in Macclesfield Cemetery.
  Surviving are three sons, Wallace Dail of McKinney, Texas, Sid Harrell Jr. of  
Hampstead and Ronnie Harrell of Crisp; one sister, Clara Mae Bland of Ayden; one  
brother, Edgar Harris of Greenville; 10 grandchildren; and nine great-
grandchildren.
  The family will receive friends at Carlisle Funeral Home tonight from 7-9 p.m.

Faye H.Timberlake
  ZEBULON — Faye Hood Timberlake, 59, of 166 Horace Baker Road, died Wednesday.  
The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Bethlehem Baptist Church. Burial  
will follow at Zebulon Cemetery.
  Surviving are three sons, Jamie Timberlake, Darryl Timberlake and Larry  
Timberlake, all of Zebulon; one sister, Geraldine H. Massey of Zebulon; one  
brother, Eldred Hood of Zebulon; and four grandchildren.
  Massey Funeral Home of Zebulon is handling funeral arrangements.


July 6, 2001

Mildred H. Godwin
Sept. 24, 1926 July 5, 2001
  Mildred Hodge Godwin, 74, of Kenly, died at home Thursday. The funeral will be  
held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Riverside Baptist Church near Selma. Burial will  
follow in the Godwin Family Cemetery.
  Surviving are her husband, the Rev. Perry M. Godwin; two daughters, including  
Susie Godwin of Kenly; four sons, including Calvin Godwin of Kenly, Ted Godwin  
of Selma and David Godwin of Lucama; one sister, Ezelle Johnson of Kenly, 10  
grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Lena H. Dickerson
June 20, 1908 July 4, 2001
  Lena Hodges Dickerson, 93, of Rose Vista, formerly of 310 Finch St., died  
Wednesday at Wilson Medical Center. The funeral will be officiated by Eldress  
Ethel S. Artis at 11 a.m. Saturday at the L.N. Forbes Original Free Will Baptist  
Tabernacle Church. Burial will follow in Rest Haven Cemetery.
  Surviving are three daughters, Oliveree Marie Hall of the home,Pegy Applewhite  
of Brooklyn, N.Y., and Clyde Herring of Queens, N.Y.; one son, Floyd Dickerson  
of Wilson; one sister, Estelle Phelps of Wilson; 22 grandchildren and 34 great-
grandchildren.
  The body may be viewed Sunday from 3-9 p.m. at Hamilton Funeral Chapel. The  
family will receive friends from 7-8 p.m. at the chapel and at other times at  
the home. They will assemble at the home one hour prior to the funeral  
procession.

Mildred P. Hall
  Mildred P. Hall, 67, of Selma, died Thursday. Graveside services will be held  
at 3 p.m. Saturday.
  Arrangements are being handled by Parrish Funeral Home.

Nathaniel Ray Jr.
  Nathaniel R. Ray Jr., 62, of Fremont, died Wednesday.
  Arrangements are incomplete and are being handled by Hamilton Funeral Chapel  
in Goldsboro.

Grachel E. Ellis
  Grachel E. Ellis, 76, of Nashville, died Thursday.
  Arrangements are incomplete and are being handled by Bowling Funeral Home and  
Crematory in Rocky Mount.

Brooker J. Hamm
  Brooker James Hamm, 4, of Smithfield, died Thursday at Wake Medical Center.  
The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Gary Randol at 2 p.m. Saturday at  
Victory United Pentecostal Church of Wilson. Visitation will follow the service.
  Surviving are his parents, Richard Earl and Brenda Sprague Hamm; five sisters;  
and three brothers.

Chester C. Corbett
  Chester C. Corbett, 82, formerly of 1708 London Church Road, died Thursday at  
South Village in Rocky Mount.
  Arrangements are incomplete and are being handled by Shingleton Funeral Home.

Samuel Bullock
Nov. 6, 1918 July 5, 2001
  Samuel Bullock, 82, of Wilson died Thursday at Wilson Medical Center.
  Funeral arrangements are incomplete and are being handled by Hamilton Funeral  
Home.

Correction
  The nickname of John “Boose” Henry Atkinson was incorrectly spelled in his  
obituary Thursday.
  Hamilton Funeral Chapel regrets the error.


July 7, 2001

Chester C. Corbett
Aug. 31, 1918 July 5, 2001
  Chester C. Corbett, 82, of 1708 London Church Road died Thursday evening. The  
graveside service will be conducted by the Rev. Ronnie Flood at 2 p.m. Sunday in  
Evergreen Memorial Gardens.
  Surviving are four sons, Ray Corbett, Melvin Corbett, Johnnie Corbett and  
Dwight Corbett, all of Wilson; one sister, Virginia Skinner of Wilson; and six  
grandchildren.
  The family will receive friends at Shingleton Funeral Home from 7 to 9 p.m.  
Saturday.

Correction
  The date of the funeral for Lena Dickerson was incorrectly published in  
Friday’s obituaries.
  The funeral is not today. The funeral will be at L.N. Forbes Original Free  
Will Baptist Church at 11 a.m. Monday.
  The Daily Times regrets the error.


July 9, 2001

Mattie Edwards
Nov. 23, 1934 July 8,2001
  Mattie Elaine Bissette Edwards, 66, of McDonough, Ga., originally from Nash  
County, died Sunday at Hospice of Atlanta. The funeral will be conducted by the  
Rev. Jimmy Baughcum at 3 p.m. Tuesday at Haisten Funeral Home. Burial will  
follow at Fairview Memorial Gardens.
  Surviving are her children, Billy Edwards and Sylvia Edwards, both of  
McDonough; one sister, Christine Bryant of Middlesex, and three grandchildren.
  The family will receive friends at the funeral home tonight from 7-9 p.m.

Montrel M. Ellis
  Montrel Milton Ellis, 15, of 1701 Singletary St. died Saturday.
  Funeral Arrangements are incomplete at this time and are being handled by  
Hamilton Funeral Chapel.

Naydelle W. Hodge
April 3, 1926 July 6, 2001
  KENLY — Naydelle Whitley Hodge, 75, died Friday in Johnston Memorial Hospital.  
The funeral was conducted by the Revs. Allen Wayne Stanley, Melvin Moore and  
Mike Haynes Sunday at Stancil's Chapel Free Will Baptist Church with burial  
in the church cemetery.
  Surviving are her sons, Larry C. Hodge and J. Linwood Hodge, both of Kenly,  
and two grandchildren.

Jimmie Radford
  NASHVILLE — Jimmie Radford, 86, died Sunday.
  Arrangements are incomplete and are being handled by Bowling Funeral Home and  
Crematory in Rocky Mount.

David L. Daniel
  David L. Daniel, 46, of 1105 S. Fifth St., died Saturday at his mother’s home  
in Lucama. A graveside service was conducted by the Rev. DeWayne Eakes at 11  
a.m. today at Evergreen Memorial Gardens.
  Surviving are his wife, Jayne Fenn Daniel of Wilson; his mother and  
stepfather, Geraldine May Daniel Johnson and Mickey Johnson of Lucama; his son,  
David Zachary Daniel of Wilson; and his brother, Joseph Wayne Daniel.

Barbara Richardson
  NASHVILLE — Barbara Richardson, 48, died Friday. The funeral will be held at 2  
p.m. Tuesday at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church in Hollister. Burial will follow  
at the church cemetery.
  Arrangements are being handled by Richardson Funeral Home in Nashville.

Elsie G. Griffin
Dec. 19, 1915 July 6, 2001
  SPRING HOPE — Elsie Greene Griffin, 85, of 7622 Heritage Road, died Friday in  
Nash General Hospital after a long illness. The funeral will be officiated by  
the Rev. Rock L. Johns at 2 p.m. today at the chapel of Spring Hope Funeral  
Home. Burial will follow in Oakdale Cemetery.
  Surviving are her husband, Jasper Griffin of Hunter Hill Senior Village in  
Rocky Mount; a brother, Daylon Greene of Mount Airy; four sisters, Blonnie  
Windley of Momeyer, Nevada Strickland and Vera Batchelor, both of Spring Hope,  
and Maybelle Slumpff of Sun City West, Arizona; two stepdaughters, Ann Browder  
of Spring Hope and Joan Adcock of Chapel Hill; and several grandchildren.

Gene L. McKeithan
  Gene L. McKeithan, 41, of 5440 Crepe Myrtle Court, died Sunday at his  
residence.
  Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and are being handled by  
Edwards Funeral Home.


July 10, 2001

Iola S. Murray
  MIDDLESEX — Iola Stone Murray, 94, died Sunday. The funeral will be conducted  
by the Rev. David B. Whitley and the Rev. Roland Stone and Wayne Stone at 1 p.m.  
Wednesday at Middlesex Church of God. Burial will follow in Bailey Cemetery.
  She was the last charter member of Middlesex Church of God.
  Surviving are four sons, Everett “Joe” Murray of Myrtle Beach, S.C., Bobby  
Murray, Freddy Murray and Jimmy Murray, all of Raleigh; six grandchildren; 12  
great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
  The family will receive friends at the church from 7-9 tonight.
  Arrangements are being handled by Spring Hope Funeral Home.

Bernie B. Pipkin
  REELSBORO — Bernie Baxter Pipkin, 54, died Monday at Britthaven of Havelock.  
The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. David Harris at 2 p.m. Wednesday at  
Bryant Funeral Home Chapel, Alliance. Burial will follow in Sandhill Cemetery.
  Surviving are two daughters, Kimberley Pipkin Creech of Kenly and Sheila P.  
Meacomes of Lucama; one son; two sisters; one brother; and eight grandchildren.
  The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7-8 tonight.

Kermit R. Johnson Sr.
Oct. 22, 1923 July 8, 2001
  ROCKY MOUNT — Kermit Rudolph Johnson Sr., 77, a native of Wilson, died Sunday.  
The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Ronnie Flood and the Rev. Billy Webb  
at 4:30 p.m. today at Bowling Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Pineview  
Cemetery.
  Johnson was a retired City of Rocky Mount utilities employee and was a member  
of Gospel Missionary Baptist Church.
  Surviving are his wife, Victoria Pope Johnson; two daughters Faye Lynn of  
Rocky Mount and Edith Baker of Wilson; one son, Kermit R. “Rudy” Johnson of  
Rocky Mount; two sisters, Alma Watson of Wilson and Ruby Langston of  
Youngsville; six grandchildren; and two great-granddaughters.

Lolah P. Strickland
  Lola Corene Pilate Strickland, 89, of Sims died Monday.
  Arrangements are incomplete and being handled by Joyner’s Funeral Home, 4100  
U.S. 264 West.

John A. O’Connell
  ORLANDO, Fla. — John Anthony O’Connell, 22, died July 3 at his home. A  
memorial service was held July 6 at New Life Church of God.
  Surviving are one son; one daughter; his mother and stepfather; his father and  
stepmother, William “Billy” and June O’Connell of Wilson, N.C.; three sisters,  
including Emily O’Connell of Wilson, N.C.; two brothers, including Elias  
O’Connell of Wilson, N.C.; his maternal grandmother; and his paternal  
grandmother.
  Arrangements were handled by Union Park Memorial Chapel Funeral Home.


July 11, 2001

Lolah P. Strickland
Nov. 4, 1911 July 9, 2001
  SIMS — Lolah Corene Pilate Strickland, 89, died Monday. A graveside service  
will be conducted by the Rev. Branson Sheets at 11 a.m. Thursday in Noble Chapel  
Baptist Church Cemetery.
  She was a member of the Bailey Eastern Star, past matron and treasurer for 10  
years and was a member of Bailey United Methodist Church.
  Surviving are her husband Reuben Strickland of Sims; a daughter, Barbara Ann  
S. Keummering of Reva, Va.; and a sister, Lorna Montgomery of Phoenix.
  The family will receive friends at Joyner’s Funeral Home, 4100 U.S. 264 West,  
from 7-8:30 tonight and at other times at 8543 Healthy Plains Church Road.

Samuel Bullock
Nov. 6, 1918 July 5, 2001
  Samuel Bullock, 82, of 614 College St., formerly of 213 Manchester St., died  
Thursday at Wilson Medical Center. The funeral will be conducted by Elder Louis  
Eatmon at 2 p.m. Friday at Hamilton Funeral Chapel, 726 S. Tarboro St. Burial  
will follow in Rest Haven Cemetery.
  Bullock was a World War II veteran of the U.S. Army. He was a retired brick  
mason with McClain Construction Company.
  Surviving are one daughter, Monta Gray Harper of Wilson; two sons, Bobby Lynn  
Bullock and Robert Lee Bullock, both of Wilson; one sister, Lula Bullock Foxx of  
Wilson; 15 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-
grandchildren.
  The body may be viewed at the funeral home Thursday from 3-9 p.m. The family  
will receive friends at the residence and will assemble there one hour before  
the funeral.

Reba L. Bishop
  Reba Lee Bishop, 71, of 1177 Thompson Chapel Road died Wednesday at Avante at  
Wilson.
  Arrangements are incomplete and being handled by Shingleton Funeral Home, 2407  
W. Nash St.


July 12, 2001

Charles L. Phillips
  Charles L. Phillips, 75, of Smithfield died Wednesday at Wayne Memorial  
Hospital, Goldsboro. The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in the chapel of  
Parrish Funeral Home, Selma. Burial will follow in Selma Memorial Gardens.
  Surviving are his wife; two daughters, including Kay Brown of Kenly; four  
stepdaughters, including Lachelle Parker, Cathy Narron and Felicia Rose, all of  
Wilson; eight sons, including Randy Phillips of Kenly; one sister; two brothers,  
including Pete Phillips of Wilson; 16 grandchildren; four stepgrandchildren;  
seven great-grandchildren; and one stepgreat-grandchild.
  The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7-9 tonight.

Lizzie A. Sanders
Nov. 25, 1909 July 10, 2001
  PRINCETON — Lizzie Adams Sanders, 91, died Tuesday at WilMed, Wilson. A  
graveside service will be conducted by the Rev. Richard McKeel at 11 a.m. Friday  
in Princeton Cemetery.
  Surviving are one daughter, Magdalene Cartwright of Emerald Isle; two sons,  
Harold Sanders of New Bern and Jay Sanders of Goldsboro; one sister, Helen  
Johnson; one brother, George Adams of Zebulon; eight grandchildren; and eight  
great-grandchildren.
  The family will receive friends at Parrish Funeral Home, Princeton, from 7-9  
tonight.

Montrel M. Ellis
Feb. 15, 1986 July 7, 2001
  Montrel Milton Ellis, 15, of 1701 Singletary St. died Saturday at Pitt County  
Memorial Hospital, Greenville. The funeral will be conducted by Elder Corey  
Everette at 2 p.m. Saturday at Brown Chapel Baptist Church, 1507 Hadley St.  
Burial will follow in Rest Haven Cemetery.
  Ellis was a member of Cornerline Primitive Baptist Church, Saratoga.
  Surviving are his mother and stepfather, Janet Marie Ellis and Bobby Ray Hardy  
of Wilson; two sisters, Quaneshi Lawshawn Ellis and Jacquella Patrice Ellis,  
both of Wilson;  and his maternal grandmother, Mary Lee Ellis of Wilson with  
whom he lived.
  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.

Rudolph B. West
Jan. 24, 1929 July 11, 2001
  FREMONT — Rudolph Bert West, 72, of 504 E. South St. died Wednesday at Wilson  
Medical Center. The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Powell Dew and the  
Rev. Tony Connor at 11 a.m. Friday in the chapel of Shackleford Funeral Service,  
102 N. Pine St.
  He was retired from Bridgestone/Firestone and was a U.S. Army veteran of the  
Korean War. He was a member of Fremont Missionary Baptist Church where he served  
as a deacon.
  Surviving are his wife, Frances Mooring West; one daughter, Beth Kirby of  
Goldsboro; three sons, Rudy West of Fremont, Fred West of Goldsboro and Steve  
West of Pikeville; one sister, Mary Miller of Goldsboro; and nine grandchildren.
  The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7-9 tonight and at  
other times at the residence.

Reba L. Bishop
Aug. 2, 1929 July 11, 2001
  Reba Lee Bishop, 71, of 1177 Thompson Chapel Road died Wednesday at Avante at  
Wilson. A graveside service will be conducted by the Rev. Tommy Hagan at 11 a.m.  
Friday in Evergreen Memorial Gardens.
  Surviving are her husband, Bobby Lee Bishop; two daughters, Linda Smith of  
Pensacola, Fla., and Connie Sue Bass of Wilson; two stepdaughters, Yolanda Tant  
of Zebulon and Robin Jones of Roanoke Rapids; two sisters, Elsie Taylor and Jean  
Tedder, both of Wilson; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
  The family will receive friends at Shingleton Funeral Home, 2407 W. Nash St.  
from 7-9 tonight.

Claude F. Bolger
Claude Francis Bolger, 92, died today.
  Arrangements are incomplete and being handled by Joyner’s Funeral Home, 4100  
U.S. 264 West.


July 13, 2001

Henry E. Applewhite
Nov. 2, 1937 July 11, 2001
  Henry Ervin Applewhite, 63, of Durham, a native of Wilson County, died  
Wednesday. A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday in Stantonsburg  
Cemetery.
  Applewhite was a free-lance photographer in Manteo. He was the official  
photographer for the Elizabethan Gardens in Manteo.
  His survivors include his brother, James W. Applewhite of Durham.
  The family will receive friends following the graveside service.
  Arrangements are incomplete and being handled by Thomas-Yelverton Funeral  
Service, 2704 W. Nash St.

Claude F. Bolger
March 6, 1909 July 12, 2001
  Claude Francis Bolger, 92, died Thursday. A graveside service will be  
conducted by the Rev. Trent Watts at 11 a.m. Saturday in Evergreen Memorial  
Gardens.
  Surviving are a daughter, Mary Claudia Bolger of Raleigh; a son, John M.  
Bolger of Richmond, Va.; a sister, Mary Tillman of Illinois; and four  
grandchildren.
  Arrangements are being handled by Joyner’s Funeral Home, 4100 U.S. 264 West.

Kathryn J. Bolger
May 8, 1914 June 26, 2001
  Kathryn Jutting Bolger, 87, died June 26. A graveside service will be  
conducted by the Rev. Trent Watts at 11 a.m. Saturday in Evergreen Memorial  
Gardens.
  Surviving are a daughter, Mary Claudia Bolger of Raleigh; a son, John M.  
Bolger of Richmond, Va.; a sister, Joan Fink of Indianapolis, Ind.; and four  
grandchildren.
  Arrangements are being handled by Joyner’s Funeral Home, 4100 U.S. 264 West.

Frank Hufty Jr.
Nov. 16, 1915 July 10, 2001
  MORTON, Ill. — Frank R. “Dick” Hufty Jr., 85, formerly of Wilson, N.C., died  
Tuesday at St. Francis Medical Center, Peoria. The funeral will be conducted by  
the Rev. D. Joe Dunlap at 10:30 a.m. Monday at All Saints Episcopal Church.  
Entombment will follow in Hillcrest Mausoleum.
  Surviving are his wife, Shirley Spencer Hufty; two daughters, Ellen Hufty,-
Miars of Winter Springs, Fla., and Virginia Hufty-Stern of Los Angeles; two  
sons, Rick Hufty of Weston, Fla., and Warren Hufty of Bradenton, Fla.; and nine  
grandchildren.
  Arrangements are being handled by Knapp-Johnson Funeral Home.

James E. Ivey Sr.
Nov. 6, 1917 July 13, 2001
  FREMONT — James E. Ivey Sr., 83, of 201 N. Vance St. died Friday at Wayne  
Memorial Hospital, Goldsboro. The funeral will be held at 3:30 p.m. Sunday at  
Shackleford Funeral Chapel, 102 N. Pine St., Fremont. Burial will follow in  
Elmwood Cemetery.
  Ivey was retired from the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources  
where he was site manager for Aycock Birthplace. He was a member of Fremont Free  
Will Baptist Church and was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.
  Surviving are his wife, Myrtle Ivey; a son, Jim Ivey of Fremont; a sister,  
Mary Broughton of Fremont; and a brother, Major Ivey of Fremont.
  The family will receive friends at the funeral home Saturday from 7-9 p.m. and  
at other times at the residence.

Geraldine B. Lane
  Geraldine B. “Gerry” Lane, 76, of Richmond, Va., formerly of Micro, died  
Sunday. A memorial service will be held Saturday at 3 p.m. in the chapel of  
Parrish Funeral Home, Selma.

David L. Daniel
  The address for David L. Daniel is 1101 S. Fifth St. The name of his brother  
is Joseph Waylon Daniel Jr. of Wilson. This information was incorrect in  
Monday’s edition.
  Shingleton Funeral Home regrets the error.


July 14, 2001

Roland Foster
  Graveside services for Roland Foster, 84, of Baltimore will be held today at 2  
p.m. at Upper Black Creek Church Cemetery.
  Arrangements are being handled by Coley Funeral Home, Kenly.


July 16, 2001

Harrison C. Forbes
April 23, 1935 July 14, 2001
  The Rev. Harrison Corbett Forbes, 66, of 502 Lafayette Drive died Saturday at  
his home. A memorial service will be conducted by the Rev. Gordon Sebastian, Max  
O. Flynn and W. Bill Ezzell at 3 p.m. Tuesday at Peace Free Will Baptist Church.
  The Rev. Forbes was pastor of Restoration Foursquare Gospel Church.
  Surviving are his wife, Felicia Taylor Forbes; a son, Harrison Taylor “Ty”  
Forbes of Wilson; a sister, Sally Forbes Sloan of Lenexa, Kan.; and one  
granddaughter.
  The family will receive friends at the home from 7-9 tonight.

Daniel T. Griffin
July 2, 1926 July 14, 2001
  Daniel Tyson Griffin, 75, of Greensboro, a native of Wilson, died Saturday at  
Wesley Long Community Hospital. The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at  
Forbis and Dick Funeral Home, Elm Street Chapel. A graveside service will be  
held at 3:30 p.m. in Maplewood Cemetery.
  He was past president of the North Carolina Association of Broadcasters and  
retired in 1985 as manager of WBIG radio station with 30 years of service.
  Surviving are his wife, Marietta Graves Griffin; a daughter, Donna Marie  
Griffin of Greensboro; a son, Daniel Tyson Griffin Jr. of Dale City, Va.; a  
sister, Mae Griffin Shackelford of Wilson; and two grandchildren.
  The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7-8:30 tonight.

Mary M. Boykin
  MIDDLESEX — Mary Mitchell Boykin, 58, of 7828 Stokes Road died Saturday at  
Guardian Care of Zebulon. The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Branson  
Sheets at 3 p.m. Tuesday in the chapel at Shingleton Funeral Home, 2407 W. Nash  
St. Burial will follow in Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church Cemetery.
  Surviving are her husband, William B. “Billy” Boykin; a daughter, Cecile B.  
Tripp of Middlesex; two sisters, Alice Peeden and Louise Jones, both of Selma;  
five brothers, Donnie Mitchell and James Mitchell, both of Smithfield, Joe  
Mitchell, Kenneth Mitchell and Elwood Mitchell, all of Selma; and three  
grandchildren.
  The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7-9 tonight.

Bobbie C. Joyner
July 6, 1934 July 14, 2001
  WALSTONBURG — Bobbie Carroll Joyner, 67, of 202 W. Railroad St. died Saturday  
at his home. The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Tony Glass at 3:30 today  
at Farmville Funeral Home Church Street Chapel. Burial will follow in  
Walstonburg Cemetery.
  Joyner was a member of Howell Swamp Free Will Baptist Church.
  Surviving are his wife, Josephine Craft Joyner; two sons, John M. “Mac” Joyner  
of Farmville and Jeffery W. “Jeff” Joyner of Walstonburg; two sisters; and two  
granddaughters.

Lula W. Deans
  MIDDLESEX — Lula Whitley Deans, 78, of 5081 Denton Road died Saturday at Rex  
Hospital. The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Tim Hopkins at 2 p.m. today  
in the chapel of Spring Hope Funeral Home, 7881 Webbs Mill Road. Burial will  
follow in Spring Hope Memorial Gardens.
  Surviving are her husband, Philip R. Deans; two daughters, Phyllis Whitley of  
Rocky Mount and Wanda Williams of Spring Hope; one son, Ray Deans of Middlesex;  
two sisters, Oma W. Hopkins of Middlesex and Jackie Boykin of Wilmington; eight  
grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

Bernette S. Borden
March 10, 1919 July 14, 2001
  Bernette Sherard Borden of  Charlotte died Saturday. A graveside service will  
be conducted by the Rev. I.B. Horton at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Elmwood Cemetery,  
Fremont.
  She was a member of First African Baptist Church of Goldsboro and was a  
retired educator with the Wayne County school system.
  Surviving are her daughter, Martha Mullen of Charlotte; and two  
granddaughters.
  Arrangements are being handled by Hamilton Funeral Chapel, 726 S. Tarboro St.

Alvin L. Jones
  KENLY — Alvin L. Jones, 44, died Saturday. The funeral will be held at 2 p.m.  
Tuesday in the chapel of Parrish Funeral Home, Selma. Burial will follow in  
Selma Memorial Gardens.
  Surviving are his wife, Patricia Corbett Jones; a daughter, Carrie Jones  
Johnson of Selma;  a son, the Rev. Rodney Jones of Kenly; his mother, Ruth W.  
Jones of Selma; two sisters, Doris McDaniel and Louise Johnson, both of Selma;  
and a brother, the Rev. Ricky Earl Jones of Lillington.
  The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7-9 tonight.

Joe Kent
  Joe Kent, 88, of 6379 Radio Tower Road died Saturday at Avante at Wilson.
  Arrangements are incomplete and being handled by Hamilton Funeral Chapel, 726  
S. Tarboro St.

Bessie Williams
  Bessie Williams, 89, died Sunday at Avante at Wilson.
  Arrangements are incomplete and being handled by King & Darden Funeral Home,  
325 E. Nash St.

Ann Patrice Skyers
  Ann Patrice Skyers, 9, of Bronx, N.Y. died Friday.
  Arrangements are incomplete and being handled by King & Darden Funeral Home,  
325 E. Nash St.

Ezekiel Anderson
  Ezekiel Anderson, 7, of Bronx, N.Y. died Friday.
  Arrangements are incomplete and being handled by King & Darden Funeral Home,  
325 E. Nash St.

Gertie Wells
  Gertie Wells, 80, formerly of Kenly, died Sunday at Johnston Memorial  
Hospital.
  Arrangements are incomplete and being handled by Coley Funeral Home, Kenly.

Leta Deans
  Leta Deans, 96, of 1105 Kenan St. died today at Britthaven.
  Arrangements are incomplete and being handled by Shingleton Funeral Home, 2407  
W. Nash St.


July 17, 2001

Joe Kent Jr.
Oct. 8, 1912 July 14, 2001
  Joe Kent Jr., 88, of 6379 Radio Tower Road died Saturday at Avante at Wilson.  
The funeral will be conducted by Elder R. Earl Wooten at 1 p.m. Wednesday at  
Mary Grove Missionary Baptist Church, 6258 Wiggins Mill Road, Lucama. Burial  
will follow in Hamilton Burial Garden, Wilson.
  Kent was a member of Mary Grove Missionary Baptist Church.
  Surviving are his wife, Lena Mitchell Kent; one daughter,  Barbara Ann Coleman  
of Wilson; three sisters, Fannie Patterson and Ella Lee Deans, both of Wilson  
and Addie Lee Booth of Alberta, Va.; six grandchildren; and 15 great-
grandchildren.
  The body may be viewed at Hamilton Funeral Chapel, 726 S. Tarboro St., today  
from 3-9 p.m. with the family receiving friends there from 7-8 p.m. and at other  
times at the residence where they will assemble one hour before the funeral.

John R. Barnes Sr.
Dec. 27, 1944 July 16, 2001
  John Roscoe Barnes Sr., 56, died Monday. A graveside service will be held at 2  
p.m. Wednesday in Maplewood Cemetery.
  Surviving are a daughter, Amy Elizabeth Barnes of Wilson; a son, John R.  
Barnes of Wilson; a brother, Steve D. Barnes of Rocky Mount; and one  
granddaughter.
  The family will receive friends at the home of John and Rebecca Barnes, 1524  
Bloomery Road, Bailey.
  Arrangements are being handled by Joyner’s Funeral Home, 4100 U.S. 264 West.

Oma D. Ross
  SELMA — Oma Dean Ross, 87, died Monday. The funeral will be held at 11 a.m.  
Wednesday at Powhatan Free Will Baptist Church, Clayton. Burial will follow in  
the church cemetery.
  Surviving are 10 children, including Alfred Ross of Pikeville; three sisters,  
including Ollie Brady of Kenly; one brother; 32 grandchildren; and 35 great-
grandchildren.
  The family will receive friends at the church Wednesday from 10-11 a.m. and at  
other times at home of Irene Williams, 616 Cole Road, Clayton.
  Arrangements are being handled by McLaurin Funeral Home, Clayton.

Gertie Wells
  KENLY — Gertie Wells, 80, of Britthaven of Smithfield, formerly of Kenly, died  
Sunday at Johnston Memorial Hospital. A graveside service was conducted by the  
Rev. Sandi Sandino at 11 a.m. today in Kenly Cemetery.
  Arrangements were handled by Coley Funeral Home.

Esther Lassiter
  Esther Lassiter, 75, died today at Wilson Medial Center.
  Arrangements are incomplete and being handled by Edwards Funeral Home, 805 E.  
Nash St.

Dorothy F. Bass
  Dorothy F. Bass died Monday.
  Arrangements are incomplete and being handled by Joyner’s Funeral Home, 4100  
U.S. 264 West.


July 18, 2001

Leta P. Deans
  Leta Perry Deans died Monday. A graveside service was conducted by the Rev.  
William M. Presnell at 11 a.m. today in Maplewood Cemetery.
  Surviving are three daughters, Ann Dean Draughn and Mary Lee Deans Jones, both  
of Raleigh and Jane Deans Ferguson of Charlotte; two sons, Robert E. Deans Jr.  
of Farmville and William Perry “Bill” Deans of Raleigh; and one brother, retired  
Army Col. Bruce Perry of Charleston, S.C.
  Arrangements were handled by Shingleton Funeral Home, 2407 W. Nash St.

Dorothy F. Bass
  Dorothy Forbes Bass, 65, of Portsmouth, Va. ,died Monday. The funeral will be  
conducted by the Rev. Homer Peterson at 7 p.m. Thursday at Sturtevant Funeral  
Home, Portsmouth, Va. Burial will be Friday at 1 p.m. in Maplewood Cemetery.
  Surviving are a daughter, Belinda H. Lewis of Suffolk, Va.; three sons, Danny  
Ray Hales of Burnsville, James E. Bass and Bucky W. Bass, both of Wilson; a  
sister, Marie Lucas of Wilson; a brother, James Earl Forbes of Wilson; seven  
grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
  Local arrangements are being handled by Joyner's Funeral Home, 4100 U.S.  
264 West.

William N. Liles
Nov. 10, 1954 July 17, 2001
  William Needham Liles, 46, died Tuesday. The funeral will be conducted by the  
Rev. Benny Wayne Poythress at 2 p.m. Friday at Joyner's Funeral Home, 4100  
U.S. 264 West. Burial will follow in Bunn Cemetery.
  Surviving are his wife, Barbara Grice Liles; a daughter, Lisa Marie Liles of  
Wake Forest; two sons, William N. “Neil” Liles Jr. and Joshua Dale Liles, both  
of Wilson; and a brother, Joe Liles of Sanford.
  The family will receive friends at the funeral home Thursday from 7-9 p.m. and  
at other times at 3004 U.S. 301 South.

Edward Montague Jr.
  Edward Montague Jr. of Lot 60 Carver Trailer Park died at his residence.
  Arrangements are incomplete and being handled by Hamilton Funeral Chapel, 726  
S. Tarboro St.

Beulah M. Dotson
  Beulah M. Dotson, 80, of Washington, D.C., died Monday at Carroll Manor  
Nursing Home.
  Arrangements are incomplete and being handled by Hamilton Funeral Chapel, 726  
S. Tarboro St.

Esther J. Lassiter
  Esther “Tom” Jones Lassiter died Tuesday at Wilson Medical Center.
  Arrangements are incomplete and being handled by Edwards Funeral Home.


July 19, 2001

Oscar Wooten Jr.
May 12, 1920 July 15, 2001
  PORTSMOUTH, Va. — Oscar “Buddy” Wooten Jr., 81, a native of Pitt County, N.C.,  
died Sunday. The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Fisher Funeral  
Home.
  Surviving are his wife; one daughter, Mary Artis Frederick of Wilson, N.C.;  
five sons; 20 grandchildren; 39 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-
grandchildren.

Esther J. Lassiter
April 26, 1926 July 17, 2001
  Esther “Tom” Jones Lassiter, 75, of 1007 Tarboro St. died Tuesday at Wilson  
Medical Center. The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Roosevelt Alston at  
noon Friday at Brown Chapel Free Will Baptist Church, 1705 Hadley St. Burial  
will follow in Rest Haven Cemetery.
  Surviving are three sisters, Margaret Jones Cole of Atlanta, Ga., Allencia  
Jones and Elsie Jones Barnes, both of Wilson; and four brothers, Howard C. Jones  
and Frank D. Jones, both of Wilson, Marvin C. Jones of Suitland, Md. and  
Napoleon Jones of Washington, D.C.
  The body may be viewed at Edwards Funeral Home, 805 E. Nash St. today from 2-8  
p.m. The family will receive friends at 514 S. Deans St. and will assemble there  
one hour before the funeral.

Edward J. Montague
  Edward Junior “E.J.” Montague, 74, of Lot 60 Carver Trailer Park died at his  
residence. The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Eddie B. Coley at 2 p.m.  
Saturday at Hamilton Funeral Chapel, 726 S. Tarboro St. Burial will follow in  
Hamilton Burial Garden.
  Montague was employed with White’s Tire Service.
  Surviving are his wife, Hattie Hilliard Montague of Wilson; one son; seven  
stepdaughters; four stepsons; and three brothers.
  The family will assemble at Hamilton Funeral Chapel, 726 S. Tarboro St., at  
1:45 p.m. in preparation for the funeral procession.

Agnes B. Davis
  KENLY — Agnes Bishop Davis, 83, of 54 Peacock Lane died Wednesday. A graveside  
service will be conducted by the Rev. Timothy Stevens at 11 a.m. Friday in Kenly  
Cemetery.
  Surviving are one son, Jimmy Bishop of Clayton; one stepson, Clarence Davis  
Jr. of Florida; two sisters, Billie Jean Wall of Micro and Carolyn Torres of  
Smithfield; one brother, Keith Killette of Kenly; two grandchildren; three  
stepgrandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
  The family will receive friends at Coley Funeral Home from 7-9 tonight.

Ruby L. Worrell
  BAILEY — Ruby Lamm Worrell, 79, of 4006 Needham Road, died Wednesday at Wilson  
Medical Center.
  Arrangements are incomplete and being handled by Shingleton Funeral Home, 2407  
W. Nash St.

Johnnie B. Robbins
  Johnnie Bridgers Robbins, 89, of 5138 N.C. 42 East died Wednesday in Raleigh.
  Arrangements are incomplete and being handled by Shingleton Funeral Home, 2407  
W. Nash St.

Knowless H. Dupree
  Knowless Hair Dupree, 75, of 647 Suggs St. died Wednesday at Wilson Medical  
Center.
  Arrangements are incomplete and being handled by Hamilton Funeral Chapel, 726  
S. Tarboro St.


July 20, 2001

Bessie D. Williams
  Bessie Dupree Williams, 89, a resident of Avante at Wilson died Sunday. The  
funeral will be conducted by Elder Ernest Ray Melton at 1 p.m. Sunday in the  
chapel at King & Darden Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Rest Haven Cemetery.
  Surviving are a daughter, Bessie L. Barnes of the home; one granddaughter; and  
three great-grandchildren.
  The body may be viewed at the funeral home Saturday from 3-8:30 p.m. The  
family will receive friends at the home of her daughter, 2000 S. Tuskeegee St.  
Lot No. 2 Carver Trailer Park, and will assemble there one hour before the  
funeral.

Beulah C. Dotson
March 6, 1921 July 16, 2001
  Beulah M. Creech Dotson, 80, of Washington, D.C. died Monday at the Carroll  
Manor Nursing Home. The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. David Creech at 1  
p.m. Saturday at Mary Grove Missionary Baptist Church, 6258 Wiggins Mill Road,  
Lucama. Burial will follow in Hamilton Burial Garden, Wilson.
  She was a self-employed cosmetologist.
  Surviving are three daughters, Betty J. Mitchell of Greenville, Selmarie  
Wilder-Barnes of Norfolk, Va., and Mayola Singleton of Largo, Md.; three  
sisters, Lillie Wilder and Addie Watkins, both of Washington, D.C., and Geneva  
Brown of Raleigh; one brother, the Rev. David Creech of Washington, D.C.; four  
grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
  The body may be viewed at Hamilton Funeral Chapel, 726 S. Tarboro St., today  
from 3-9 p.m. with the family receiving friends there from 7-8 p.m. and at other  
times at the residence where they will assemble one hour before the funeral.

Knowless H. Dupree
April 20, 1926 July 18, 2001
  Knowless “Sis” Hair Dupree, 75, of 647 Suggs St. died Wednesday at Wilson  
Medical Center. The funeral will be conducted by Elder Dameion Royal at 3 p.m.  
Sunday at St. Rose Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ), 605 Douglas St.  
Burial will follow in St. Delight Cemetery, Walstonburg.
  Surviving are her husband, Frank Dupree; seven daughters, Joyce Brinson,  
Brenda Farmer, Veronica Karon and Helen Barnes, all of Wilson, Angela Dupree of  
Pikeville, Barbara Reid and Knowless Faye Dupree, both of Goldsboro; four sons,  
Frank Dupree Jr. of Virginia Beach, Va., Wiley Dupree of Spring Valley, N.Y.,  
Norvis Dupree and Larry Dupree, both of Wilson; one brother, Curtis Reid of  
Buffalo, N.Y.; 30 grandchildren; and 34 great-grandchildren.
  The body may be viewed at Hamilton Funeral Chapel, 726 S. Tarboro St.,  
Saturday from 3-9 p.m. The family will receive friends at the residence and will  
assemble there one hour before the funeral.

Estelle N. Williams
  ELM CITY — Estelle Norris Williams, 95, died Wednesday at Friendly Elm Nursing  
Home. A graveside service will be conducted by the Rev. Alfred Askew at 11 a.m.  
Saturday in Cedar Grove Cemetery.
  Surviving are her daughter, Marjorie W. Fulghum of Sims; four grandchildren;  
and one great-grandchild.
  The family will receive friends following the graveside service.
  Arrangements are being handled by Thomas-Yelverton Funeral Service, 2704 W.  
Nash St., Wilson.

Ruby L. Worrell
May 18, 1922 July 18, 2001
  BAILEY — Ruby Lamm Worrell, 79, of 4006 Needham Road died Wednesday at Wilson  
Medical Center. The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Tim Riggs at 11 a.m.  
Saturday at White Oak Hill Free Will Baptist Church. Burial will follow in  
Bailey City Cemetery.
  Surviving are three daughters, Linda Price of Sims, Deborah Keeny and Beverly  
Sherrick, both of Bailey; three sons, Jimmie Worrell and Bobby Worrell, both of  
Bailey and Johnnie Worrell Jr. of Sims; three sisters, Laura Bissette and  
Geraldine Lamm, both of Bailey and Gladys Massey of Wilson; 13 grandchildren;  
and nine great-grandchildren.
  The family will receive friends at Shingleton Funeral Home, 2407 W. Nash St.  
from 7-9 tonight and at other times at the home of Beverly Sherrick, 3996  
Needham Road.

Johnnie B. Robbins
Dec. 26, 1911 July 18, 2001
  Johnnie Bridgers Robbins, 89, of 5138 N.C. 42 East died Wednesday at  
Litchfield Falls Health Care, Raleigh. A graveside service will be conducted by  
the Rev. Donnie Price Jr. at 4 p.m. Saturday in the Bridgers Family Cemetery,  
N.C. 42 East.
  She is survived by one son, Floyd B. Robbins of Raleigh; and two grandsons.
  The family will receive friends from 7-8 tonight at the home of Floyd Robbins,  
3913 Quail Hollow Drive, Raleigh, and prior to and following the service at the  
residence.
  Arrangements are being handled by Shingleton Funeral Home, 2407 W. Nash St.


****July 23, 2001

Jeffrey B. Hawley
April 30, 1971 July 22, 2001
  Jeffrey Brewer Hawley, 30, died Sunday. A memorial service will be conducted  
by the Rev. Ray Barnhill at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Forest Hills Baptist Church.
  Hawley was vice president of A+ Carl Rentals and Sales.
  Surviving are his wife, Linda F. Hawley; a daughter, Elizabeth June Hawley of  
the home; his father, James William Hawley of Wilson; a brother, Jamie Hawley of  
Wilson; stepmother, Llewellyn J. Hawley of Wilson; and two stepbrothers, Tony  
Joyner of Winston-Salem and Alan Joyner of Fountain.
  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 3206 Fieldstream Drive.

Lantice Hill Jr.
  LA GRANGE— Lantice Hill Jr., 68, died Saturday at Lenoir Memorial Hospital.  
The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Brad Williamson at 3 p.m. Tuesday at  
Rouse Funeral Home.
  Surviving are his wife; one stepson; six sisters, including Mary Hill Holt of  
Wilson and Brownie Hill Dawson of Stantonsburg; three brothers, including James  
Ervin Hill of Stantonsburg; three stepgrandchildren; and three stepgreat-
grandchildren.
  The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7-8:30 tonight and at  
other times at the home.

Irma B. Hawley
  KENLY — Irma Boykin Hawley, 86, died Friday. The funeral will be conducted by  
the Rev. Lewis Godwin at 2 p.m. today at Mount Zion Free Will Baptist Church.  
Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
  Surviving are three daughters, Peggy H. Evans of Wilson, Frances H. Moore of  
Kenly and Jean H. Macino of California; two sons, Bill Hawley and Charles  
Hawley, both of Kenly; two sisters, Pauline Ezzell of Wendell and Berma Lloyd of  
Fayetteville; a brother, Willard Boykin of Virginia; five grandchildren; and  
four great-grandchildren.
  Arrangements are being handled by Coley Funeral Home.

Raymond Parrish
  Raymond “Lack” Parrish, 81, of 7102 Little Rock Church Road, Lucama died  
Saturday at his home. The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Wayne Whitley,  
the Rev. Jeff Whitley and the Rev. David Kimbrell at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the  
chapel at Coley Funeral Home, Kenly. Burial will follow in Evergreen Memorial  
Gardens, Wilson.
  Surviving are his wife, Cindy Barnes Parrish; a son, Vernon Parrish of Lucama;  
two sisters, Rena Davis and Ethel Barnes, both of Lucama; one brother, Brantley  
Parrish, of South Carolina; and two grandchildren.
  The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7-9 tonight.

Brenda A. Capps
  MICRO — Brenda Ann Pay Capps, 50, died Friday. A graveside service was   
conducted by the Rev. Ruby Owens at 11 a.m. today in Hills of the Neuse Memory  
Gardens.
  Surviving are her husband, James S. Capps; a son, James Robert Capps of Micro;  
her mother, Hazel Nowell Pay of Micro; four sisters, Linda P. Stephenson of  
Willow Springs, Cindy P. Wright  of Sandston, Va., Glenda P. Mury of Selma and  
Robin  P. Hux of Gaston; one brother, Robert L. “Bubba” Pay Jr. of Micro; and  
one granddaughter.
  Arrangements were handled by Parrish Funeral Home, Selma.

Ruby B. Chocklett
  Ruby Barnes Chocklett, 88, of Nashville, formerly of Wilson County, died  
Friday at Nash Grove Manor. A graveside service will be conducted by the Rev.  
Tom Lilly at 10 a.m. Tuesday in Maplewood Cemetery.
  Surviving are her sons, Don Chocklett of Rocky Mount and James Lee Chocklett  
of Mauldin, S.C.; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
  The family will receive friends at Thomas-Yelverton Funeral Service, 2704 W.  
Nash St., from 7-8:30 tonight.

Martha L. Moye
Oct. 13, 1930 July 23, 2001
  Martha “Helen” Lucas Moye, 70, died today. A graveside service will be  
conducted by the Rev. Billy Webb at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Maplewood Cemetery.
  Surviving are a daughter, Tonda Bradley of Rocky Mount; a brother, James Ray  
Lucas of Rocky Mount; and two grandchildren.
  Arrangements are being handled by Joyner’s Funeral Home, 4100 U.S. 264 West.

Robert T. Smith
  PIKEVILLE — Robert T. Smith, 61, died Wednesday.
  Arrangements are being handled by Howell Funeral Home and Crematory,  
Goldsboro.

Maude T. Etheridge
  Maude Pauline Taylor Etheridge, 88, died Saturday.
  Arrangements are incomplete and being handled by Shingleton Funeral Home, 2407  
W. Nash St.

Carlyne H. Grady
  Carlyne Hill Gates Grady, 92, died today.
  Arrangements are incomplete and being handled by Joyner’s Funeral Home, 4100  
U.S. 264 West.

Dorothy P. Stephens
  Dorothy Pennie Stephens, 73, died today.
  Arrangements are incomplete and being handled by Joyner’s Funeral Home, 4100  
U.S. 264 West.


July 24, 2001

Leon V. Ferrell
Aug. 6, 1931 July 22, 2001
  CHARLOTTE — Leon Vance Ferrell, 69, a native of Wilson County, died Sunday.  
The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Gary Hudson at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the  
Wilson Chapel of Hankins & Whittington Funeral Service. Burial will follow in  
Sunset Memory Gardens.
  Surviving are his wife, Peggy B. Ferrell; a daughter, Vickie Lynn Ferrell of  
Charlotte; a son, Leon “Lee” Vance Ferrell Jr. of Charlotte; four sisters,  
Margie Jones, Betty Taylor, Pauline Pope and Josephine Bryant, all of Lucama;  
and two brothers, Vann Ferrell of Lucama and Vernon Ferrell of West Greenwich,  
R.I.
  The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7-9 tonight.

Dorothy P. Stephens
  Dorothy Pennie Stephens, 73, died Monday at the home of her daughter. A  
memorial service will be conducted by the Rev. Bill Presnell at 7 p.m. Wednesday  
at First United Methodist Church, corner of Tarboro and Green streets.
  She was owner and secretary/treasurer of Stephens Hardware Company, Inc. from  
1960-1996.
  Surviving are a daughter, Pennie Maria Stephens of Greenville; a sister,  
Charline Pennie Best of St. Louis, Mo.; and a brother, Richard Walter Pennie of  
St. Louis, Mo.
  The family will receive friends at the church following the memorial service.
  Arrangements are being handled by Joyner’s Funeral Home, 4100 U.S. 264 West.

Carlyne H. Grady
Sept. 20, 1908 July 23, 2001
  Carlyne Hill Gates Grady, 92, died Monday. A graveside service will be  
conducted by the Rev. Earl Glenn at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Black Creek Cemetery.
  Surviving are three daughters, Jean Batten of Fremont, Joyce “Sue” Bartlett of  
Lucama and Brenda Hobgood of Black Creek; three sons, Robert E. Gates of Alvin,  
Texas, Jimmy Gates of Black Creek and Roy P. Grady of Wilson; 25 grandchildren;  
42 great-grandchildren; and 10 great-great-grandchildren.
  The family will receive friends at Joyner’s Funeral Home, 4100 U.S. 264 West,  
from 7-9 tonight and at other times at 402 Church St., Black Creek.

Beverly E. Brown
March 4, 1963 July 23, 2001
  Beverly Edwards Brown, 38, died Monday. A graveside service will be conducted  
by the Rev. Charles Petit at 9 a.m. Wednesday in Bailey Cemetery.
  Surviving are her husband, Richard Andy Brown; a daughter, Nicole Paige Brown  
of the home; and her father, Donnie Edwards of Wilson.
  The family will receive friends at Joyner’s Funeral Home, 4100 U.S. 264 West,  
from 7-9 tonight and at other times at 10896 Christian Road.

Juanita B. Artis
  Juanita Barnes Artis, 55, of 205 Garner St. died Monday at her residence.
  Arrangements are incomplete and being handled by Hamilton Funeral Chapel, 726  
S. Tarboro St.

Robert B. May
  FREMONT — Robert Bruce May, 49, died Saturday. A memorial service will be held  
at a later date.
  Arrangements are being handled by Shingleton Funeral Home, 2407 W. Nash St.

Raymond Parrish
  The funeral for Raymond Parrish will be conducted by the Rev. Wayne Whitley,  
the Rev. Jeff Blackman and the Rev. David Kimbrell at 2 p.m. today in the chapel  
at Coley Funeral Home, Kenly.


July 25, 2001

M. Pauline T. Etheridge
Aug. 1, 1912 July 21, 2001
  Maude Pauline Taylor Etheridge, 88, of Tasman Towers died Saturday. The  
funeral will be conducted by the Rev. William M. Presnell at 11 a.m. Thursday in  
the chapel of Shingleton Funeral Home, 2407 W. Nash St. Burial will follow in  
Evergreen Memorial Gardens.
  She was a member of First United Methodist Church of Wilson.
  Surviving are three daughters, Esther Edmondson of Tarboro, Joyce RealŽ of  
West Islip, Long Island, N.Y., and Judy Dixon of Bethel; two sons, John Thomas  
“Tom” Etheridge of Wilson and William Hunter Etheridge of St. Angelo, Texas; 12  
grandchildren; and 25 great-grandchildren.
  The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7-8:30 tonight and at  
other times at 2506 Buckingham Road.

Juanita B. Artis
March 8, 1946 July 23, 2001
  Juanita Barnes Artis, 55, of 205 Garner St. died Monday at her residence. The  
funeral will be conducted by Elder Dameion Royal at 1 p.m. Friday at L.N. Forbes  
Original Free Will Baptist Tabernacle, 1800 Lane St. Extension. Burial will  
follow in Hamilton Burial Garden.
  She was an employee with the Wilson County school system and was a member of  
St. Rose Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ).
  Surviving are two daughters, Natalie A. Ward of Elm City and Pamela A. Parker  
of Greenville; her mother, Ometa S. Barnes of Wilson; three sisters, Joyce B.  
Miles and Ermadine “Jean” Spells, both of Wilson, and Alice B. Artis of Fort  
Washington, Md.; one brother, Leroy Barnes of Wilson; and one grandchild.
  The body may be viewed at Hamilton Funeral Chapel, 726 S. Tarboro St.,  
Thursday from 3-5 p.m. The family will receive friends at St. Rose Church of  
Christ (Disciples of Christ) from 7-8 p.m. and at other times at the residence  
where they will assemble one hour before the funeral.

Gladys D. Evans
Sept. 26, 1913 July 25, 2001
  Gladys Deans Evans, 87, of Columbia, S.C., died today. The funeral will be  
held at 3:30 p.m. at Joyner’s Funeral Home, 4100 U.S. 264 West. Burial will  
follow in Buckhorn Cemetery.
  Surviving are two sons, Jimmy Deans Evans of Kinston and Woodrow Wilson Evans  
Jr. of Lexington, S.C.; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
  The family will receive friends at the funeral home Thursday from 7-9 p.m.

Matthew S. Bacon
  Matthew Scott Bacon, infant, died Tuesday at Pitt County Memorial Hospital,  
Greenville. A private graveside service will be held at a later date.
  Surviving are his parents, Scott and Jennifer Bacon of Bailey; maternal  
grandparents, Curtis and Ruby Glover of Wilson; paternal grandfather, Garry  
Bacon of Winterville; paternal grandmother, Pam Singleton of Simpson, maternal  
great-grandmother, Lucille Poythress of Wilson; and paternal great-grandmother,  
Betty Bacon of Winterville.
  Arrangements are being handled by Thomas-Yelverton Funeral Service, 2704 W.  
Nash St.

Woodrow D. Mooring
  Woodrow Daniel Mooring, 71, died Tuesday.
  Arrangements are incomplete and being handled by Joyner’s Funeral Home, 4100  
U.S. 264 West.

Beulah Cotton
  Beulah Cotton of Laurel, Md., formerly of Wilson, died today.
  Arrangements are incomplete and being handled by Hamilton Funeral Chapel, 726  
S. Tarboro St.

Lenora Foster
  Lenora Foster, 81, of Avante at Wilson died today at Wilson Medical Center.
  Arrangements are incomplete and being handled by Hamilton Funeral Chapel, 726  
S. Tarboro St.


July 26, 2001

Odessa L. Beamon
July 27, 1917 July 25, 2001
  Odessa Labana Lewis Beamon, 83, died Monday. A graveside service will be  
conducted by the Rev. David Wood at 11 a.m. Friday in Walstonburg Cemetery.
  Surviving are three daughters, Betty Beamon Lucas of Wilson, Linda Faye Malin  
of Knightdale and Brenda Carol Beamon Williams of Sims; three sons, Bobby Ray  
Lewis of Florida, Richard L. Beamon of Goldsboro and William Eugene Beamon of  
Cary; 22 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren.
  The family will receive friends at Joyner’s Funeral Home, 4100 U.S. 264 West,  
from 7-9 tonight and at other times at 5007 Archers Road.

Woodrow D. Mooring
June 19, 1930 July 24, 2001
  Woodrow Daniel Mooring, 71, died Tuesday. A graveside service will be  
conducted by the Rev. Paul Dunham at 11 a.m. Friday in Evergreen Memorial  
Gardens.
  Surviving are his wife, Ruth Wiggs Mooring; a daughter, Lisa Jenell Mooring of  
Wilson; three sons, Benjamin Daniel “Danny” Mooring and Rickie Daniel Mooring,  
both of Wilson, and Bobby J. Mooring of Newport News, Va.; a brother, Rudolph  
“Dot” Mooring of Black Creek; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
  The family will receive friends at Joyner’s Funeral Home, 4100 U.S. 264 West,  
from 7-9 tonight and at other times at 2019 U.S. 301 South.

James H. Nixon Jr.
April 9, 1919 July 25, 2001
  James Henry Nixon Jr., 82, died Wednesday. The funeral will be conducted by  
the Rev. Keith Dey at 11 a.m. Saturday at Ascension Lutheran Church. Burial will  
follow in Maplewood Cemetery.
  Surviving are his wife, Martha Shealey Nixon; a son, Ronnie L. Nixon of Elgin,  
Ill.; two grandsons; and two great-grandchildren.
  The family will receive friends at Joyner’s Funeral Home, 4100 U.S. 264 West,  
Friday from 7-8:30 p.m. and at other times at 403 Denby St.

Betty L. Barnes
Dec. 6, 1919 July 25, 2001
  Betty Christine Lamm Barnes, 81, died Wednesday. A graveside service will be  
held at 2 p.m. Saturday in Evergreen Memorial Gardens.
  Surviving are three sons, Billy Barnes of Bailey, Phil Barnes of Wilson and  
Tommy Barnes of Elm City; three sisters, Anna Bell Mercer and Agnes Maxton, both  
of Wilson, and Retha Thorne of Fremont; 12 grandchildren; eight great-
grandchildren; and one great-greatgrandchild.
  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 601 Anson St.

Avis S. Wainright
July 9, 1911 July 25, 2001
  STANTONSBURG — Avis Smith Wainright, 90, died Wednesday. The funeral will be  
conducted by the Rev. Max Patterson at 11 a.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church.  
Burial will follow in Stantonsburg Cemetery.
  Surviving are a son, Ralph Wainwright of Stantonsburg; a sister, Margaret Page  
of Stantonsburg; five grandchildren; and two great-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 102 E. Thompson St.

Robert B. May
  Robert Bruce May, 51, of 6905A U.S. 117 North, Fremont, died Saturday at  
Veterans Hospital, Durham. A memorial service will be conducted by the Rev. Ben  
Martin at 4 p.m. today at Grace Baptist Church.
  Surviving are five sisters, Betty Jean Keel and Andrea Saulter of Walstonburg,  
Doris Garris and Nannie Young of Farmville and Mary Elizabeth Taylor of Norfolk,  
Va.; and two brothers, Benny Lee May and Dennis Ray May, both of Wilson.
  Arrangements are being handled by Shingleton Funeral Home, 2407 W. Nash St.

Irwin L. Mumford
  GREENSBORO — Irwin Lee Mumford, 81, formerly of Wilson, died Wednesday.
  Arrangements are incomplete and being handled by Lambeth-Troxler Funeral  
Service.

Lillian Hooker
  Lillian Hooker, 49, of 5000 Rainwater Road, Lucama, died Wednesday at Brian  
Center.
  Arrangements are incomplete and being handled by Hamilton Funeral Chapel, 726  
S. Tarboro St.

Archie Alston
  Archie Alston, 90, of 7943 N.C. 222 East, Saratoga, died Wednesday at Pitt  
County Memorial Hospital, Greenville.
  Arrangements are incomplete and being handled by King & Darden Funeral Home,  
325 E. Nash St.

Milton Page
  Milton Page, 52, of 5310 Sanders Lane, Bailey, died Thursday at his residence.
  Arrangements are incomplete and being handled by Shingleton Funeral Home, 2407  
W. Nash St.


July 27, 2001

Lenora L. Foster
Oct. 6, 1919 July 25, 2001
  Lenora “Bunk” Lucas Foster, 81, of Avante at Wilson, died Wednesday at Wilson  
Medical Center. The funeral will be conducted Saturday at 2:30 p.m.  by Elder  
William E. Bowser at Hamilton Funeral Chapel, 726 S. Tarboro St. Burial will  
follow in Rest Haven Cemetery.
  Her survivors include, one brother, Willie Lucas of Hyattsville, Md.
  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 618 Poe St. where  
they will assemble one hour before the funeral.

Horace E. Poythress
Aug. 31, 1931 July 21, 2001
  CHICO, Calif. — Horace Elmo Poythress, 69, a native of Wilson, N.C., died July  
21 at a San Francisco bay area hospital. The funeral was held July 26 at Newton-
Bracewell Chico Funeral Home.
  Surviving are his wife, Betty Poythress; a daughter, Janice Poythress of  
Chico; two sons, Benny Poythress of Chico and Lee Poythress of Elk Grove; a  
sister, Laura Lee Goff of Medford, Ore.; a brother, Benny Poythress of Wilson,  
N.C.; and three grandchildren.

Mary O. Rouse
  LA GRANGE — Mary Louise Owens Rouse, 69, a native of Wilson, died Thursday.  
The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Lavelle Waters at 11 a.m. Saturday at  
Rouse Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery.
  Surviving are two daughters, Cindy Rouse of the home and Betty Carolyn Rouse  
of Durham; a son, Herbert E. “Fuzzy” Rouse Jr. of Kinston; and four  
grandchildren,
  The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7-9 tonight and at  
other times at the home.

Archie E. Alston
  Archie Eason Alston, 90, of 7943 N.C. 222 East, Saratoga, died Wednesday at  
Pitt County Memorial Hospital. The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. J.B.  
Baker at 2 p.m. Sunday at King & Darden Funeral Home chapel. Burial will follow  
in Rest Haven Cemetery.
  Surviving are his wife, Eva Mae Alston; six daughters, Margie R. Williams of  
Stantonsburg, Joyce F. Maye and Susan Lindsey, both of Saratoga, Barbara Alston  
Eatmon, Janice Leveston and Ruth Ellis, all of Wilson; five sons, John Gear of  
Washington D.C., James A. and J.C. Alston, both of Saratoga, Donnie Alston of  
Wilson and Ronald E. Alston of Greensboro; 18 grandchildren; 14 great-
grandchildren; and 11 great-great-grandchildren.
  The body may be viewed at the funeral home Saturday from  3-8 p.m. The family  
will receive friends at the residence at all times and will assemble there one  
hour before the funeral.

Patricia A. Walston
Feb. 16, 1928 July 26, 2001
  Patricia Avery Walston, 73, died Thursday. A graveside service will be  
conducted by the Rev. Robert Garrett at 3 p.m. Saturday in Maplewood Cemetery.
  Surviving are one son, Tony Walston of Wilson; five sisters, Shirley Shively  
of Madison, Wis., Sara Marie Watson, Mary Avery and Margaret Avery, all of  
Michigan, and Ann Miley of Ohio; four brothers, Bob Avery, Bill Avery, John  
Avery and Jackson Avery, all of Michigan; four grandchildren; and two great-
grandchildren.
  The family will receive friends at Joyner’s Funeral Home, 4100 U.S. 264 West,  
from 7-9 tonight and at other times at 1009 Macon St.

Milton W. Page Sr.
July 22, 1949 July 26, 2001
  BAILEY — Milton Wayne Page Sr., 52, of 5310 Sanders Lane died Thursday at his  
residence. A graveside service will be conducted by the Rev. Donnie Baker at 2  
p.m. Saturday in Bailey City Cemetery.
  Surviving are his wife, Bonnie Perry Page; two daughters, Ashley Nicole Page  
of the home and Rhonda Kay Baines of Bailey; two sons, Milton Wayne Page Jr. of  
the home and Michael Wayne Page of Bailey; his mother, Beulah Page of Bailey;  
two sisters, Carolyn P. Keen of Wilson and Barbara P. Perry of Bailey; two  
brothers, William Page of Charlotte and Bobby Page of Wilmington; and six  
grandchildren.
  The family will receive friends at Shingleton Funeral Home, 2407 W. Nash St.  
from 7-9 tonight and at other times at his home and also at the home of his  
mother, Beulah Page, Bloomery Road, Bailey.

Charlie H. Tyer
  FOUNTAIN — Charlie Hoffman Tyer, 86, of 1210 Seven Pine Road died Wednesday at  
Pitt County Memorial Hospital, Greenville. The funeral will be conducted by the  
Rev. Mark Mueller at 2 p.m. Saturday at Falkland Presbyterian Church. Burial  
will follow in the church cemetery.
  Tyer was a member of Falkland Presbyterian Church. He was a veteran of World  
War II serving in the U.S. Army Air Corps in Italy. He taught in Pitt and  
Edgecombe counties.
  Surviving are his wife, Olive Mayo Tyer; three sons, Harvey Ruel Tyer of  
Falkland, Charlie Brown Tyer of Columbia, S.C., and Carl L. Tyer of Apex; a  
sister, Edna Tyer Ducote of Morningside, Md.; 10 grandchildren; and four great-
grandchildren.
  The family will receive friends at Farmville Funeral Home from 7:30-9 tonight.

Lillian Hooker
  Lillian Hooker, 49, a resident of Brian Center, died Wednesday.
  Arrangements are incomplete and being handled by Hamilton Funeral Chapel, 726  
S. Tarboro St.

Elaine P. Powell
  Elaine Pierce Powell, 86, died Thursday.
  Arrangements are incomplete and being handled by Joyner's Funeral Home,  
4100 U.S. 264 West.


July 28, 2001

Milton W. Page Sr.
  Milton W. Page Sr., who died Thursday, is survived by his wife, Bonnie Pulley  
Page.
  Her name was incorrect in Friday’s edition.
  Shingleton Funeral Home regrets the error.

Lenora L. Foster
  Lenora L. Foster will be buried today in Hamilton Burial Garden.
  In Friday’s edition, the burial site was incorrect.
  Hamilton Funeral Home regrets the error.

Beaulah M. Joyner-Cotton
Sept. 25, 1917 July 25, 2001
  Beaulah May Joyner-Cotton, 84, of Laurel, Md., formerly of Wilson, died  
Wednesday at her residence.
  Services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Hamilton Funeral Chapel, with the  
Rev. M.W. Johnston officiating. Burial will follow in Rest Haven Cemetery.
  Cotton was a member of the St. Rose Church of Christ (disciples of Christ),  
where she was a member of the choir and retired from Tobacco Processor1s.
  Survivors include two daughters, Liddie Annette Cotton of Inwood, Long Island,  
N.Y. and Nellie Yvonne Grogan of Laurel, Md.; a brother, Henry D. High of  
Bailey; a stepbrother, Lumas Eatman of Baltimore, Md.; several grandchildren and  
great grandchildren.
  The body may be viewed today from 3-9 p.m. at the funeral home. The family  
will receive friends there from 7-8 p.m. The family will assemble at the funeral  
home at 1:30 p.m.

Lillian B. Hooker
July 20, 1952 July 25, 2001
  Lillian Bryant Hooker, 49, of the Brian Center, formerly of Lucama, died  
Wednesday.
  Services will be held Monday at 2 p.m. at Perry1s Temple Original Free Will  
Baptist Church. The Rev. J.N. Perry will officiate. Burial will follow in  
Hamilton Burial Garden.
  Hooker was employed at Wrangler in Wilson.
  Survivors include her husband, Joseph Ray Hooker Sr. of the home; two  
daughters, Joanna Denise Hooker of the home and Sylvia Vanessa Bryant Taylor of  
Goldsboro; a stepdaughter, Michelle Hooker Harvey of Mt. Vernon, N.Y.; a  
stepson, Joseph Ray Hooker Jr. of the home; her stepmother, Mary Manning of  
Nashville; five sisters, Lou Ella Allen, Kate Manning and Kem Manning, all of  
Nashville, Debbie Lancaster of Virginia Beach, Va., Mary Bryant of Kenly; six  
brothers, Jerry Byrant, Vincent Manning, Leon Manning Jr., all of Raleigh, James  
Manning of New Rochell, N.Y., Reginald Manning and Eugene Manning, both of  
Nashville; and four grandchildren
  The body may be viewed today from 3-9 p.m. at the funeral home. The family  
will receive friends there from 7-8 p.m., and at other time, the family will  
friends at the residence where they will one hour prior to the service in  
preparation for the funeral procession.

Thomas L. Carpenter
Aug. 2. 1038 July 27, 2001
  Thomas Lynn Carpenter, 62, of Wilson died Friday.
  Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, with the Rev. William R.  
Bussey and the Rev. Tom Riley officiating. Burial will follow in Maplewood  
Cemetery.
  Carpenter, a U.S. Army veteran, was employed with the Wilson Fire Department  
in 1959 and was fire inspector for several years. In 1971 he became building  
inspector. By the time he retired in 1995, he was chief inspector, a position he  
had held for many years.
  Carpenter taught fire service training for many community colleges across the  
state. He was an active member of the N.C. Building Inspectors Association and  
was voted at the 1981 Building Inspector of The Year. For many years he served  
as a member of the N.C. Code Revision Committee. He was a member of First  
Baptist Church, where he served as a Sunday school teacher and as a deacon.
  Survivors include his wife, Beth Wynn Carpernter; a son, Thomas Lynn  
Carpernter Jr. of Gulfport, Miss.; and two grandsons.
  Visitation will be from 7-9 p.m. Sunday at Joyner1s Funeral Home.


July 30, 2001

C.W. McLean Jr.
Aug. 25, 1938 July 28, 2001
  C.W. “Mac” McLean Jr., 62, of Oakdale Drive died Saturday at Kitty Askins  
Hospice Center, Goldsboro. A memorial service will be conducted by the Rev.  
Charles M. Smith and the Rev. F. Harry Daniel at 2 p.m. Tuesday at First  
Presbyterian Church, Washington, N.C.
  McLean has been involved in education in Beaufort County and recently received  
the Beaufort County Schools Education Foundation Gold Medal Award for dedication  
and service and Athletic Director of the Year for 2001.
  Surviving are his wife, Katye Pridgen McLean; two daughters, Susan M. Fowle of  
Washington, N.C., and Robin M. McKeithan of Fayetteville; one son, Cam McLean of  
New Bern; two stepsons, Troy Alford and Carter Alford, both of Wilson; his  
mother, Pauline Berry McLean; and six grandchildren.
  The family will receive friends at Paul Funeral Home, Washington, N.C. from 7-
9 tonight and at other times at the home of John and Susan Fowle, 111 Leigh  
Drive, Magnolia Shores, Washington, N.C.

Bertie P. Peele
  GOLDSBORO — Bertie Ann Pate Peele, 87, died Sunday at Brian Center. The  
funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Rick Ward and the Rev. Glenn Mason at 11  
a.m. Tuesday at Saulston United Methodist Church. Burial will follow in Wayne  
Memorial Park.
  Surviving are two daughters, including Carolyn Howell of Goldsboro, formerly  
of Wilson; a son; a sister; two brothers; eight grandchildren; and 10 great-
grandchildren.
  The family will receive friends at Seymour Funeral Home from 6-8 tonight and  
at other times at the home of Billy and Jane Smith, 122 Antioch Road.

Emma F. Newsome
Feb. 2, 1930 July 29, 2001
  Emma Farmer Newsome, 71, of 1904 Winoca Road died Sunday at Wilson Medical  
Center. The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Eugene Carmichael and Kevin  
Graham at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Thomas-Yelverton Funeral Service, 2704 W. Nash St.  
Burial will follow in Evergreen Memorial Gardens.
  She was a member of Forest Hills Baptist Church.
  Surviving are her husband, Charlie F. Newsome; a daughter, Carolyn Schnier of  
Greenville; a son, Tony F. Newsome of Winchester, Va.; three sisters, Katie Cole  
of Wilson, Bessie Warbritton of Elm City and Annie Gray Fuller of Tarboro; a  
brother, William Farmer of Wilson; and three grandchildren.
  The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7-8:30 tonight.

Annie W. McKeel
April 8, 1926 July 29, 2001
  Annie Wilkins McKeel, 75, died Saturday. The funeral will be conducted by the  
Rev. Larry Letchworth at 2 p.m. today at Harmony Free Will Baptist Church.  
Burial will follow in Stantonsburg Cemetery.
  Surviving are two daughters, Margaret Ann Letchworth of Pinetops and Sudie  
Carol Forbes of Wilson; three sons, William Henry “Billy” McKeel and Buck David  
McKeel, both of Wilson, and Richard Lee McKeel of Four Oaks; a sister, Ollie  
Ruth Stancil of Middlesex; 14 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and six  
stepgreat-grandchildren.
  Arrangements are being handled by Joyner’s Funeral Home, 4100 U.S. 264 West.

Thomas L. Carpenter
Aug. 2, 1938 July 27, 2001
  Thomas Lynn Carpenter, 62, died Friday. A graveside service was conducted by  
the Rev. William R. Bussey and the Rev. Tom Riley at 11 a.m. today in Maplewood  
Cemetery.
  Carpenter was employed with the Wilson Fire Department in 1959 and was fire  
inspector for several years. He became a building inspector in 1971 and was  
chief inspector when he retired in January 1995.
  Surviving are his wife, Beth Wynn Carpenter; a son, Thomas Lynn Carpenter Jr.  
of Gulfport, Miss.; and two grandsons.
  Arrangements were handled by Joyner’s Funeral Home, 4100 U.S. 264 West.

James Bass Jr.
Dec. 24, 1923 July 7, 2001
  James Bass Jr., 77, died Friday. The funeral will be conducted by the Rev.  
Wayne King and the Rev. Chuck Branch at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Joyner’s Funeral Home,  
4100 U.S. 264 West. Burial will follow in Evergreen Memorial Gardens.
  Bass was retired from the Wilson Fire Department.
  Surviving are his wife, Burmie Edwards Bass; a daughter, Linda Holaday of  
Westfield, Ind.; a son, Jimmy Bass of Apex; two sisters, Ruth Turner of Cary and  
Jo Buettner of Sun City, Ariz.; a brother, Douglas Bass of Newberry, Fla.; and  
four grandchildren.
  The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7-9 tonight and at  
other times at the home.

Grace E. Scott
April 11, 1925 July 27, 2001
  Grace Etheridge Scott, 76, died Friday. The funeral will be conducted by the  
Rev. Ray Wells at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Joyner's Funeral Home, 4100 U.S. 264  
West. Burial will follow in Contentnea Primitive Baptist Church Family Cemetery.
  Surviving are two daughters, Trudy Faye Page of Greenville and Phyllis Jean  
Pearson of Grifton; five grandchildren; and one great-grandchild
  The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7-9 tonight and at  
other times at the home of Willis and Phyllis Pearson, 5200 Woodside Drive,  
Grifton.

Henry M. Braxton Sr.
Aug. 8, 1926 July 29, 2001
  Henry Milton Braxton Sr., 74, of 4458 N.C. 222 East, Kenly, died Sunday at  
Wayne Memorial Hospital, Goldsboro. The funeral will be conducted by the Rev.  
Tom Duncan at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at Shackleford Funeral Service Chapel, Fremont.  
Burial will follow in Eureka Cemetery.
  Braxton was former mayor of Eureka for 18 years. He was retired from Kemp  
Furniture of Goldsboro and was a World War II Navy veteran.
  Surviving are his wife, Grace Dawson Braxton; a daughter, Debra Braxton Bell  
of Stantonsburg; a son, Henry Milton Braxton Jr. of Kenly; two sisters, Frances  
Braxton Davis of Dudley and Amy Braxton Leneabe of La Grange; a brother, Isaac  
Braxton of Burlington; three grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; one great-
grandchild; and three stepgreat-grandchildren.
  The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7-9 tonight.

William B. Burress
  KENLY — William Barney “Billy Boy” Burress, 58, of 192 Cuddington Road died  
Saturday at Wilson Medical Center. A graveside service will be conducted by the  
Rev. Lonnie Humphrey at 2 p.m. today in Memorial Church Cemetery.
  Surviving are his wife, Carolyn Barnes Burress; two daughters, Angela Diane  
Godwin of Wilson and Margo Yvonne Burress of Wilson; two sisters, Doris Jean  
Hill of Saratoga and Pat Cates of Wilson; and one grandchild.
  Arrangements are being handled by Coley Funeral Home.

Neita L. Newsome
Nov. 4, 1920 July 28, 2001
  Neita Lewis Newsome, 80, a resident of Britthaven of Smithfield, died Saturday  
at Johnston Memorial Hospital, Smithfield. The funeral will be conducted by the  
Rev. Eddie B. Coley at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Hamilton Funeral Chapel, 726 S.  
Tarboro St. Burial will follow in Hamilton Burial Garden.
  Surviving are one daughter, Winnie Graves of Huntsville, Ala.; one son, James  
E. Newsome of Huntsville, Ala.; one sister, Mary Moore of Fremont; one brother,  
Leroy Lewis of Snow Hill; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
  The body may be viewed at the funeral home Tuesday from 3-9 p.m. with the  
family receiving friends there from 7-8 p.m. and at other times at 1019 E. Vance  
St. where they will assemble one hour before the funeral.

Roosevelt Adams
Feb. 17, 1905 July 25, 2001
  Roosevelt Adams, 96, of Manhattan, N.Y., died Wednesday. The funeral will be  
conducted by the Rev. Jeffery Simms at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Hamilton Funeral  
Chapel, 726 S. Tarboro St. Burial will follow in Rest Haven Cemetery.
  Adams served as a deacon at Mary Grove Missionary Baptist Church of Lucama.
  Surviving are one daughter, Geraldine Adams Dew of Brooklyn, N.Y.; four sons,  
Berlon Adams and Donald Adams, both of Manhattan, N.Y., James Adams of Queens,  
N.Y., and Randolph Adams of Bronx, N.Y.; 39 grandchildren; 81 great-
grandchildren; and 27 great-great-grandchildren.
  The body may be viewed at the funeral home today from 3-9 p.m.

James D. Gardner
March 15, 1935 July 28, 2001
  Master Sgt. James David “Sarge” “Dick” Gardner, retired, 66, died Saturday. A  
graveside service with full military honors will be conducted by Chaplain Lannis  
Watson at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Evergreen Memorial Gardens.
  Gardner served in the U.S. Marine Corps for over 22 years. He was an  
electrical technician with the City of Wilson for over 20 years.
  Surviving are his wife, Ila Johnson Gardner; two daughters, Jean Gardner and  
Joan Evans, both of Wilson; three sons, Dicki Gardner of Wilson, Dossie Gardner  
and Michael Gardner, both of the home; his mother, Florrie Jackson Gardner Pitt  
of Wilson; one sister, Rebecca Webb of Macclesfield; and five grandchildren.
  The family will receive friends at Shingleton Funeral Home from 7-9 tonight  
and at other times at 5037 Community Grocery Road.

Phillip R. Owens
June 28, 1941 July 28, 2001
  FOUNTAIN — Phillip Ray Owens, 60, of 2507 Sharp Point Road died Saturday at  
Pitt County Memorial Hospital, Greenville. The funeral will be conducted by the  
Rev. Dennis Sherrod at 2 p.m. today at Farmville Funeral Home Church Street  
Chapel. Burial will follow in Queen Anne Cemetery.
  Owens was chief of the Sharp Point Fire Department. He attended Dilda’s Grove  
Free Will Baptist Church.
  Surviving are his wife, Grace Lewis Owens; one daughter, Tracee Dawn Owens of   
Fountain; one son, Brian Keith Owens of Wilson; one sister, Sherry Britt of  
Fountain; and one brother, Tommy Owens of Fountain.

Thelma B. Davenport
July 5, 1916 July 29, 2001
  Thelma Briley Davenport, 85, died Sunday. A graveside service will be  
conducted by the Rev. John Wenberg at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Maplewood cemetery.
  Surviving are a daughter, Janice Winstead of Wilson; two sons, James Davenport  
of Tarboro and Bill Davenport of Wilson; a sister, Annie Hagan of Greenville; a  
brother, Calvin Briley of Pine Knoll Shores; five grandchildren; eight  
stepgrandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; 16 stepgreat-grandchildren; and  
three stepgreat-great-grandchildren.
  The family will receive friends at Joyner’s Funeral Home, 4100 U.S. 264 West,  
from 7-8:30 tonight and at other times at 1111 Peachtree Road.

Clara Davis
  AUGUSTA, Ga. — Clara B. Davis, 87, died Wednesday. The funeral was conducted  
by the Rev. Ron Fearneyhough Friday at Burns Memorial United Methodist Church.  
Burial followed in Hillcrest Memorial Park.
  Surviving are four sons; one sister, Mary B. Bland of Wilson, N.C.; two  
brothers; five grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Bertha L. Thomas
  Bertha L. Thomas, 74, of 502 Bruton St. died Sunday at Wilson Medical Center.
  Arrangements are incomplete and being handled by Hamilton Funeral Chapel, 726  
S. Tarboro St.


July 31, 2001

Eunice B. Williams
Nov. 10, 1904 July 30, 2001
  Eunice Bryant Williams died Monday at her home. The funeral will be conducted  
by the Rev. Billy Culbert at 11 a.m. Wednesday at New Hope Baptist Church.  
Burial will follow in Maplewood Cemetery.
  Surviving are a daughter, Maggie W. Lamm of Wilson; a son, T.E. “Pete”  
Williams of Smithfield; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
  The family will receive friends at 5149 N.C. 58 North from 7-9 tonight.

Bryan M. Scott
  NEW BERN — Bryan Myers Scott, 66, died Monday at his home. The funeral will be  
conducted by the Rev. Ned Hill at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Garber United Methodist  
Church. Burial will follow in New Bern Memorial Cemetery with Masonic Honors by  
St. John’s Lodge No. 3.
  Surviving are his wife, Katherine W. Scott, formerly of Wilson; two sons; his  
father and mother; one brother; three granddaughters; and five stepchildren.
  The family will receive friends at Pollock-Wells & Best Funeral Home from 7-9  
tonight and at other times at the home.

Rebecca C. Exum
  Rebecca “Becky” Cockrell Exum, 78, died today. Arrangements are incomplete and  
being handled by Joyner’s Funeral Home, 4100 U.S. 264 West.

Earl S. Lucas
  Earl Sylvester Lucas, 65, of  914 College Circle died Sunday at Wilson Medical  
Center. Arrangements are incomplete and being handled by King & Darden Funeral  
Home.


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