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June 1, 2001

Henry Tune Jr.
July 30, 1929 May 30, 2001
  Henry Tune Jr., 71, of 905 Meadow St., died Wednesday at Avante at Wilson. The  
funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Nathaniel Poole at 2 p.m. Saturday at  
Suggs Christian Temple, 1602 Stantonsburg Road. Burial will follow in Hamilton  
Burial Garden.
  Tune was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps and was employed with Blue Star  
Cab Co.
  Surviving are his wife, Etta Mae Tune; four daughters, Debra Reid of Landover,  
Md., Pamela Bullock of Washington, D.C., and Rematha Tune and Bernice Harris,  
both of Wilson; two sons, Jerry Bullock of Washington, D.C., and Demetrius Tune  
of Decatur, Ga.; eight stepdaughters, Soisetta Pender, Cutrenia Williams and  
Brenda Long, all of Philadelphia, Gwen Best of Fayetteville, Laverne Cox of  
Kenly, Kathy Atkinson, Charlene King and Felicia Williams, all of Wilson; two  
stepsons, Randolph Williams of East Orange, N.J., and David Williams of Wilson;  
46 grandchildren; and 37 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 905 Meadow St., and will  
assemble there one hour before the funeral.

Burnice E. Renfrow
  Burnice Elwood Renfrow, 83, of Goldsboro died Sunday at Wayne Memorial  
Hospital. The funeral will be conducted by Bishop Leamon Dudley at 1 p.m.  
Saturday at Greater St. Bethel Church, Middlesex. Burial will follow in  
Middlesex Memorial Gardens.
  Renfrow served as a Navy steward during World War II. He was a farmer.
  Surviving are his wife, Irene Barnes Renfrow of Middlesex; three daughters,  
Mary Frances Renfrow of Wilson, Mollie Mitchell of Goldsboro and Sharon Ann  
Bynum of Greensboro; seven sons, Burnice Renfrow Jr. of Spring Hope, Paul Lewis  
Renfrow of Roxboro, Richard Renfrow of Raleigh, Harold Renfrow of Durham, Johnny  
D. Renfrow, Willie Lee Renfrow and Jerry Renfrow, all of Wilson; two sisters,  
Minnie R. Ayers of Goldsboro and Ruby Marie Holley of Wilson; two brothers, John  
O. Renfrow of Wilson and David Renfrow of Goldsboro; 29 grandchildren;  and 22  
great-grandchildren.
  The body may be viewed at King & Darden Funeral Home, 325 E. Nash St., today  
from 4-8:30 p.m. with the family receiving friends there from 7-8 p.m. and at  
other times at 1705 Bynwood Drive. The family will assemble at 7622 S. Brame  
Road, Kenly, one hour before the funeral.

Jamie Brewer
  RALEIGH — Jamie Brewer, 17, died Wednesday. Arrangements are incomplete and  
being handled by North Raleigh Funeral Home.

Herbert M. Bowen
  FARMVILLE — Herbert M. Bowen, 76, died Wednesday. The funeral will be held at  
11 a.m. Saturday at Farmville Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Hollywood  
Cemetery.


June 2, 2001

Jamie Brewer
  RALEIGH — Jamie Brewer, 17, died Wednesday in an automobile accident. A  
funeral mass will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at Saint Francis of Assisi Catholic  
Church.
  Surviving are her mother, Dorothy Welch, formerly of Wilson; her father, Jerry  
Lynn Brewer of Wilson; one sister, Summer Brewer of Wilson; one brother; and her  
grandparents, including Mr. and Mrs. J.C. Harris and Atlas Brewer, all of  
Wilson, and Gerry Page, formerly of Wilson.
  The family will receive friends Monday from noon to 2 p.m. at the church.
  Arrangements are being handled by North Raleigh Funeral Home, 7615 Six Forks  
Road.

Elizabeth W. Arrington
Feb. 18, 1909 May 31, 2001
  ROCKY MOUNT — Elizabeth Woodall Farmer Arrington, 92, a native of Wilson  
County, died Thursday. The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Charles Taylor  
at 2 p.m. Sunday at Johnson Funeral Home, Sunset Avenue. Entombment will follow  
in the family mausoleum in Pineview Cemetery.
  She was the retired owner and operator of Nash Street Newsstand. She was a  
member of Englewood Baptist Church and the Lions Auxiliary Club.
  Surviving are her husband, Ben L. Arrington; a daughter, Betsy Farmer Andrews  
of Rocky Mount; three sisters, Thelma Liverman of Richmond, Va., Mozelle Boswell  
of Wilson and Polly Lester of Florence, S.C.; five grandchildren; and two great-
grandchildren.
  The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7-8:30 tonight and at  
other times at 2413 Winstead Road.

John McMillian
July 15, 1902 June 1, 2001
  John McMillian, 98, of 1902 Farrior Ave. died Friday at his residence.
  Arrangements are incomplete and being handled by Hamilton Funeral Chapel, 726  
S. Tarboro St.

Lucille Payne Keaton
Nov. 1, 1949            May 20, 2001
  Lucille Payne Keaton, 51, of Washington, D.C., died Wednesday in Washington,  
D.C.
  Arrangements are incomplete and being handled by Hamilton Funeral Chapel, 726  
S. Tarboro St.

Marjorie T. Pittman
Aug. 13, 1926     June 1, 2001
  ELM CITY —Marjorie Thorne Pittman, 74, of 6345 E. Langley Road, Elm City, died  
Friday at her residence. The funeral will be held Sunday at 3 p.m. in the chapel  
of Thomas-Yelverton Funeral Service. Entombment will follow at Evergreen  
Memorial Gardens.
  A native of Wilson County, she attended Elm City Missionary Baptist Church  
where she was a member of the Hefner Missionary Group, the church choir and the  
Ed Erwin Sunday school class.
  Surviving are her husband, William Edward Pittman; one daughter, Lynn Page of  
Elm City; one son, Mike Pittman of Wilson; and two sisters, Alma Avera of Elm  
City and Dorothy Wiggs of Wilson.
  The family will receive friends from 7-9  p.m. Saturday at Thomas-Yelverton   
Funeral Service, 2704 W. Nash St., and all other times at the residence.

Harold Karl Beyer
  WESTERVILLE, Ohio — Harold Karl Beyer, 89, died Friday. The funeral will be  
conducted by the Rev. Max Patterson at 10 a.m. Monday in the chapel of Thomas-
Yelverton Funeral Service, Wilson, N.C.  Burial will follow in Evergreen  
Memorial Gardens in Wilson.
  Surviving are one son, John Beyer of Westerville; one daughter, Karlene  
Phoenix of Lake Lure, N.C.; one brother, Leonard Beyer of Jackson, Mich.; five  
grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
  The family will receive friends from 7-8:30 p.m. Sunday at Thomas-Yelverton  
Funeral Service, 2407 W. Nash St, Wilson, N.C.


June 5, 2001

Vennie M. Batchelor
  GRIFTON — Vennie Virginia Moore Batchelor, 88, died Sunday. The funeral will  
be conducted by the Rev. Michael Dixon at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Howard-Carter &  
Stroud Funeral Home, Kinston. Burial will follow in Pinelawn Memorial Park.
  Surviving are one daughter Dolores Batchelor Tyndall of Pikeville; one son;  
five grandsons; seven great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
  The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7-9 tonight and at  
other times at the home of her son, Fred Batchelor, 6041 Skeeter Pond Road.

Maybelle P. Bass
Dec. 15, 1915 June 4, 2001
  Maybelle Pittman Tomlinson Bass, 85, of 4933 Frank Price Church Road died  
Monday at Brian Center. The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Earl Glenn and  
the Rev. David Charles Hansley at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the chapel of Thomas-
Yelverton Funeral Service, 2704 W. Nash St. Burial will follow in Evergreen  
Memorial Gardens.
  She was a member of Daniels Chapel Free Will Baptist Church and the Ladies  
Auxiliary. She served as teen-age youth director for many years.
  Surviving are three daughters, Sybil Maddrey and Ann Skinner, both of Wilson,  
and Gilda Rogers of Kenansville; two stepdaughters, Myra Spell of Rosewood and  
Nancy Strack of San Antonio, Texas; a sister, Edna Harrell of Wilson; five  
brothers, Bill Pittman, Clarence Pittman, Donnie Pittman and Kenneth Pittman,  
all of Wilson, and Rupert Pittman of Black Creek; six grandchildren; four great-
grandchildren; six stepgrandchildren; and six stepgreat-grandchildren.
  The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6:30-8:30 tonight and  
at other times at the Maddrey residence, 4947 Frank Price Church Road.

Frankie Peele
April 5, 1949 June 4, 2001
  MIDDLESEX — Frankie Peele, 52, died Monday. The funeral will be conducted by  
the Rev. David Kimbrell at 11 a.m. Thursday at West Wilson Church of God. Burial  
will follow in Middlesex Cemetery.
  Surviving are his wife, Wanda Pearce Peele; three sons, Kevin Franklin Peele  
of Bailey, Bryan David Peele of Sims and Marcus Alan Peele of Middlesex; a  
sister, Ruth Hall of Wilson; and one grandson.
  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 10400 Selma Road.

Willis May
  FARMVILLE — Willis “Glenn” May, 42, died Sunday. The funeral will be held at  
11 a.m. Wednesday at Farmville Funeral Home Church Street Chapel. Burial will  
follow in Hollywood Cemetery.


June 6, 2001

James A. Israel
Sept. 26, 1924 June 5, 2001
  James A. Israel, 76, of 4613 Pine Needle Lane died Tuesday at his residence. A  
graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in Snow Hill Methodist Church  
Cemetery, Candler.
  Israel was a retired maintenance supervisor with DuPont. He was a U.S. Navy  
veteran of World War II and was a member of Winstead United Methodist Church.
  Surviving are his wife, Marie Wright Israel; a son, Fred A. Israel of Wilson;  
a brother, John Edward Israel of Newport New, Va.; and three grandchildren.
  The family will receive friends at the residence from 6-8 tonight.
  Arrangements are being handled by Thomas-Yelverton Funeral Service, 2704 W.  
Nash St.

Eloise W. Brown
  DURHAM — Eloise Williams Brown, 69, died Tuesday. The funeral will be held at   
noon Friday at St. Mark AME Zion Church. Burial will follow in Beechwood  
Cemetery.
  Surviving are her husband; six children, including Cheryl Brown Forbes of  
Wilson; nine grandchildren; and two great-granddaughters.
  The family will receive friends at Scarborough and Hargett Funeral Home  
Thursday from 7-8 p.m. and at other times at  2529 S. Roxboro St. where they  
will assemble one hour before the funeral.

Geraldine Speight
April 15, 1945 June 2, 2001
  Geraldine Speight, 57, of 206 Broad St. died Saturday at Wilson Medical  
Center. The funeral will be conducted by Elder Willie E. Hill Sr. at 2 p.m.  
Friday at Wynn’s Chapel Free Will Baptist Church, 108 Armstrong St., Elm City.  
Burial will follow in Hamilton Burial Garden, Wilson.
  Surviving are her husband, Sylvester Speight; four daughters, Theresa Newkirk  
of Four Oaks, Tawanda Cameron Israel and Telecia Cameron Winstead, both of  
Wilson, and Latonia Cameron of Wendell; one son, Tony Jerjuan Cameron of Wilson;  
six sisters, Dorothy Speight, Christine Barnes and Mary Ann Young, all of Elm  
City, Betty Jean Honey of Stantonsburg, Susie Sanders of Portland, Ore., and  
Shirley James of Newark, N.J.; four brothers, Samuel Henry Evans of Saratoga,  
Gary Evans of Elm City, Willie Evans and Leroy Evans, both of Newark, N.J.; and  
15 grandchildren.
  The body may be viewed at Hamilton Funeral Chapel, 726 S. Tarboro St.,  
Thursday from 3-9 p.m. The family will receive friends at 105 Morgan St., Elm  
City, and will assemble there one hour before the funeral.

Margaret D. Wilcox
  Margaret Deanhardt Wilcox, 60, of 1000 W. Lee St. died Tuesday.
  Arrangements are incomplete and being handled by Thomas-Yelverton Funeral  
Service, 2704 W. Nash St.


June 7, 2001

Milton C. Exum
Aug. 23, 1910 June 2, 2001
  STANTONSBURG — Milton Royal Carnell Exum, 90, of  3073 N.C. 222 East died June  
2 at Wayne Memorial Hospital. The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Odell  
Forte at 1 p.m. Saturday at Eureka First Baptist Church. Burial will follow in  
Exum Cemetery, Eureka.
  Surviving are six daughters, Carol Packer of Eureka, Judy Sumpter and Diane  
Exum, both of Newark, N.J., Brenda Mills of Goldsboro, Sherla Daniels of  
Stantonsburg and Gloria Exum of Wilson; five sons, Karl Exum of Newark, N.J.,  
Roy Exum and Larry Exum, both of Upper Marlboro, Md., Von Exum of Washington,  
D.C., and Timothy Exum of Bowie, Md.; 24 grandchildren; and eight great-
grandchildren.
  The body may be viewed at Rhodes Funeral Home, Fremont, Friday from 4-7 p.m.

Margaret D. Wilcox
Oct. 31, 1940 June 5, 2001
  Margaret Deanhardt Wilcox, 60, of 1000 W. Lee St. died Tuesday at Wilson  
Medical Center. The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the chapel of  
Thomas-Yelverton Funeral Service, 2704 W. Nash St. Burial will follow in  
Evergreen Memorial Gardens.
  She was employed with the State of  North Carolina as a court reporter for 32  
years.
  Surviving are two daughters, Kelli Tedder and Jill Deanhardt, both of Wilson;  
a son, Brian Deanhardt of Wilson; a sister, Judy Bowling of Greenville, S.C.; a  
brother, John Clifford Parker Jr. of Greensboro; and eight grandchildren.
  The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7-8:30 tonight and  
following the graveside service at the home of Brian Deanhardt, 3217 Quinn  
Drive.

Lucille P. Keaton
Nov. 1, 1949 May 30, 2001
  Lucille Payne Keaton, 51, of Washington, D.C., formerly of Wilson, died May  
30. A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday in Rest Haven Cemetery.
  Surviving are her husband, Raenold A. Keaton; one daughter, Shontier M. Keaton  
of Washington, D.C.; and five brothers, Edison Payne of Wilson, Donald Jean  
Payne of Franklinton, Walter Payne of Bowie, Md., Hughey Payne Jr. of Landover,  
Md., and Robert Fred Payne of Boston.
  The family will receive friends at Hamilton Funeral Chapel, 726 S. Tarboro  
St., Friday from 7-8 p.m.

Havord L. Hill
Dec. 25, 1919 June 4, 2001
  Elder Havord Lee Hill, 81, of 1207 Meadow St. died Monday at his residence.  
The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Naverro Brown at 2:30 p.m. at L.N.  
Forbes Original Free Will Baptist Tabernacle. Burial will follow in Hamilton  
Burial Garden.
  Elder Hill was employed with the Blue Star Cab Co. for over 30 years. He  
served as assistant pastor of Wilson Chapel Free Will Baptist Church and as  
pastor of Dixon Chapel Free Will Baptist Church of Wilson and Union Grove Free  
Will Baptist Church of Farmville.
  Surviving are his wife, Mattie Reid Hill; four daughters, Evelyn Williams of  
New York, Mattie Hill Brown and Dian Hill, both of Wilson, and Rachel Hill  
Woodard of Silver Spring, Md.; two sons, Havord Hill Jr. of Germany and David  
Hill of Wilson; four sisters, Priscilla Hooks of Fayetteville, Celia Brunson,  
Edna Revel and Judis Braswell, all of Wilson; 31 grandchildren; 61 great-
grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren.
  The body may be viewed at Hamilton Funeral Chapel, 726 S. Tarboro St., Friday  
from 2-5 p.m. The family will receive friends at Wilson Chapel Free Will Baptist  
Church, 513 E. Barnes St., from 7-8 p.m. and at other times at the residence  
where they will assemble one hour before the funeral.

Calin M. Peters
May 30, 2001 June 6, 2001
  Calin Marie Peters, infant, died Wednesday. A graveside service will be  
conducted by the Rev. Melvin Whittington at 2 p.m. Saturday in Cedar Grove  
Cemetery, Elm City.
  Surviving are her parents, Jason and Deana Summerlin Peters; maternal  
grandparents, Buster and Janice Casey of Wilson and Bobby Summerlin of Elm City;  
paternal grandfather, Harvey Peters of Wilson; maternal great-grandparents, Mary  
Garrett of Greensboro, Frank Summerlin of Elm City and the Rev. James Casey of  
Wilson; and paternal great-grandmother, Bryanne Peters of Wilson.
  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 500 Fleming St.


June 8, 2001

Havord L. Hill
  The funeral for Elder Havord Lee Hill will be held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at  
L.N. Forbes Original Free Will Baptist Tabernacle. The day of the funeral was  
omitted in Thursday’s edition.
  The Daily Times regrets the error.

Lucille Keaton
  The graveside service for Lucille Keaton will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in  
Rest Haven Cemetery. The time was incorrect in Thursday’s edition.
  The Daily Times regrets the error.

Jerome Faison
  WALSTONBURG — Jerome Faison, 46, died Sunday at Pitt Memorial Hospital,  
Greenville. The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Willie Joyner at 1 p.m.  
Saturday at Moye’s Chapel Free Will Baptist Church, U.S. 264, Farmville. Burial  
will follow in St. Delight Cemetery.
  Surviving are his son, Jerome Faison Jr. of Saratoga; a brother, Clinton  
Faison Sr. of Farmville; and four sisters, Mary Ray of Snow Hill, Sarah Faison  
and Lenora Sutton, both of Walstonburg, and the Rev. Rachel Faison Barrett of  
Goldsboro.
  The body may be viewed at S. Connor Memorial Funeral Home, Snow Hill, today  
beginning at noon. The family will receive friends there from 7-8 p.m. and at  
other times at the residence where they will assemble one hour before the  
funeral.

Harrison Brady Sr.
  Harrison Brady Sr., 76, of 144 Tolly Ho Mobile Home Park died Wednesday at  
Cherry Hospital, Goldsboro. The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. William  
Harris at 2 p.m. Sunday at Thomas-Yelverton Funeral Chapel, 2704 W. Nash St.  
Burial will follow in Maplewood Cemetery.
  Surviving are his wife, Peggy Taylor Brady; a daughter, Brenda Ann Rubio of  
Wilson; six sons, Harrison Brady Jr., Charles Ray Brady, Curtis Brady and  
Timothy Wayne Brady, all of Wilson, Gary Lynn Brady of Lucama and Steven Earl  
Brady of Stantonsburg; and two grandchildren.
  The family will receive friends at the funeral home Saturday from 6:30-8:30  
p.m. and at other times at the home.

Walter D. Phillips
  MACCLESFIELD — Walter D. Phillips, 80, died Thursday. The funeral will be  
conducted by the Rev. Danny Hines at 2 p.m. Saturday at Macclesfield Christian  
Church. Burial will follow in Macclesfield Cemetery.
  Phillips served in the Marine Corps during World War II.
  Surviving are his wife, Lois Walston Phillips; two sons, David Phillips of  
Wilson and Jimmy Brooks Phillips of Macclesfield; two sisters, Annie Stevens of  
Elm City and Gladys Allred of Franklinville; four grandchildren; and five great-
grandchildren.
  The family will receive friends at the church from 7-9 tonight.

Melvin A. Thorne
  PINETOPS — Melvin Alton Thorne, 72, died Thursday. The funeral will be  
conducted by the Rev. John Melancon at 2 p.m. Sunday at Pinetops Baptist Church.  
Burial will follow in Pinetops Cemetery.
  Surviving are his wife, Carol Webb Thorne; a daughter, Deborah Thorne Webb of  
Wilson; two sons, Melvin Alton Thorne Jr. of Macclesfield and Christopher Webb  
Thorne of Zebulon; two sisters, Edna Thorne Page of Wilson and Janet Thorne  
Varnell of Macclesfield; a brother, Wilbur Frank Thorne of Wilson; and five  
grandchildren.
  The family will receive friends at Carlisle Funeral Home Saturday from 7-9  
p.m.

Doris N. Childers
Sept. 15, 1928 June 7, 2001
  SHARPSBURG — Doris Nelms Radford Childers, 72, died Thursday. The funeral will  
be conducted by the Rev. Jim Robertson at 11 a.m. Saturday at  Johnson Funeral  
Home Chapel, Sunset Avenue, Rocky Mount. Burial will follow in Pineview  
Cemetery.
  Surviving are a daughter, Peggy Aycock of Sharpsburg; two brothers, Atlas  
Nelms of Myrtle Beach and James Nelms of Rocky Mount; three grandchildren; and  
two great-grandchildren.
  The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7-8:30 tonight.

Celia H. Edwards
  SNOW HILL — Celia Doreen Hood Edwards, 81, died Thursday.  A graveside service  
will be conducted by the Rev. Claire Clyburn at 11 a.m. Saturday in Snow Hill  
Cemetery.
  Surviving are her daughter, Valerie Goodson of Snow Hill; a son, Richard  
Edwards of Snow Hill; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
  The family will receive friends at the home of Valerie and Tim Goodson, 503  
Hollywood Terrace.
  Arrangements are being handled by Taylor-Edwards Funeral Home.

William R. Ellis
Feb. 8, 1941 June 4, 2001
  William Ralph “Dick” Ellis, 60, of 705 Graham St. died Monday at his  
residence. A memorial service will be conducted by the Rev. Nathaniel Poole at 2  
p.m. Saturday at Edwards Funeral Home Chapel, 805 E. Nash St.
  Surviving are three sons, Shelton R. Savage of Wilson, William E. Ellis and  
Kenneth L. Richardson, both of Baltimore; his mother, Cleo E. Anderson of  
Wilson; five sisters, Shelby J. Ellis, Vickie Ward, Shirley Simon and Dorothy  
“Tee Tee” Anderson, all of Wilson, and Glennie Hines of Rocky Mount; three  
brothers, Franklin Ellis of Greensboro, Donald Ellis of Washington, D.C., and  
Aaron Farmer of Troutwood, Ohio; 11 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

John C. Paul Jr.
Aug. 9, 1929 June 7, 2001
  John Colon Paul Jr., 71, died Thursday. The funeral will be conducted by the  
Rev. David Kimbrell at 2 p.m. Sunday at Joyner’s Funeral Home, 4100 U.S. 264  
West. Burial will follow in Evergreen Memorial Gardens.
  Surviving are his wife, Jessie Glover Paul; two daughters, Karen Denice Paul  
of Wilson and Cheryl Pittman of Lake Royale; one son, John C. Paul III of  
Lucama; three stepsons, C. Royce Edwards of Clinton, Terry D. Edwards of Raleigh  
and Randy D. Edwards of South Hill, Va.; two sisters, Colleen Parker of  
Chesapeake, Va., and Bernice Gardner of Williamsburg, Va.; one brother, Billy  
Paul of Chesapeake, Va.; nine grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
  The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7-9 Saturday and at  
other times at 1201 Fairfax Ave.

Junious L. Best Jr.
  Junious Lee Best Jr., 53, of Brooklyn, N.Y., formerly of Wilson, died at his  
residence. The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Marvin Peterson at 2 p.m.  
Sunday at Jackson Chapel First Baptist Church, 571 E. Nash St. Burial will  
follow in Rest Haven Cemetery.
  Surviving are his mother, Mildred Best of Wilson; and one brother, Donnie  
Howard “Rondy” Best of Oxon Hill, Md.
  The family  will assemble at 4340 N.C. 42 East one hour before the funeral.

Josephine P. Hill
  KENLY — Josephine P. Hill, 73,  of 4930 Glendale Road died today.
  Arrangements are incomplete and being handled by Coley Funeral Home.


June 9, 2001

Mildred G. Fitzgerald
Aug. 7, 1909             June 8 2001
  FARMVILLE — Mildred Garner Fitzgerald, 91, of 415 East Wilson St., died Friday  
at her daughter’s home in Wake Forest.
  The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Rocky Stone at 11 a.m. Monday at  
Farmville Presbyterian Church. Burial will follow in Hollywood Cemetery.
  She was a member of the Farmville Presbyterian Church, past member of the Pitt  
County Medical Auxiliary, the Farmville Art Society, the Thursday Night Bridge  
Club and the Tuesday Afternoon Bridge Club.
  Surviving are a daughter, Mildred “Milly” Fitzgerald Boyt; a son, Dr. Charles  
E. Fitzgerald of Maitland, Fla.; five grandchildren, three stepgrandchildren, 14  
great-grandchildren; and three stepgreat-grandchildren.
  The family will receive friends at the Farmville Funeral Home Sunday from 5-7  
p.m.

William Terrell
  LUCAMA — William Terrell, 50, of 7910 Brame Road in Lucama died Friday at Pitt  
Memorial Hospital in Greenville.
  Arrangements are incomplete and being handled by King & Darden Funeral Home.

Mary Williams
  NEWARK, N.J. — Mary Lee Dew Williams, 81,  died Thursday.
  Arrangements are incomplete and being handled by King & Darden Funeral Home.

Naomi Preston
Feb. 14, 1941           June 3, 2001
  Naomi McIntosh Preston, 60, of Houston, formerly of Wilson, died Sunday in  
Texas.
  She was a pastor.
  The graveside service will be conducted by Elder Dameion Royal at 1 p.m.  
Tuesday at Rest Haven Cemetery.
  Surviving are two brothers, Andrew McIntosh of Wilson and Timothy McIntosh of  
Mitchellville, Md.
  The body may be viewed Monday from 3-9 p.m. at the Hamilton Funeral Chapel on  
Tarboro Street.

Frank Lucas
May 25, 1927           June 8, 2001
  Frank Lucas, 74, of 909 Poplar St. died Friday at Wilson Medical Center.
  The funeral will be conducted by the Bishop Chester Aycock at 3 p.m. Sunday at  
the St. Paul Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ).
  Lucas was a member of the St. Paul Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ).
  Lucas is survived by his wife, Artistine Lucas; five daughters, Delphia  
Talley, Ernestine Lucas and Alice J. Eatman, all of Wilson, Teresa Larry of  
Goldsboro and Shirley Jean Lucas of Buffalo, N.Y., eight sons, Jimmie Lucas,  
Frank “Tim” Lucas and Billy Lucas, all of Wilson, Frank Smith of Hoffman,   
Quentin Lucas of Sims, Frank Lucas of Buffalo, N.Y., Larry Lucas of Oxford and  
Johnny Lucas of Japan; a sister, Louise Cameron of Wilson; and several  
grandchildren.
  Visitation is tonight from 7-8 at Hamilton Funeral Home.

Roy A. Godwin
  KENLY — Roy A. Godwin, 59, of 102 Pope Ave., died Friday.
  Arrangements are incomplete and being handled by Coley Funeral Home.

Josephine P. Hill
  KENLY — Josephine P. Hill, 73, died Friday at Wilson Medical Center.
  The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Braxton Creech at 4 p.m. Sunday at  
New Jerusalem Free Will Baptist Church. Burial will follow in the church  
cemetery.
  Surviving are three sons, Jerry Hill, Ronnie Hill and James Hill, all of  
Kenly; three sisters, Sally Morrison of Wilmington, Margie Gower of Smithfield  
and Mildred Murphy of Delaware, Ohio; a brother, Hoke Parrish of Newport News,  
Va.; and two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
  Visitation is tonight from 7-9 p.m. at Coley Funeral Home.

Cecil Aycock
Nov. 22, 1928           June 7, 2001
  SELMA — Cecil Gray Aycock, 72, of Smithfield died Thursday.
  He is the fomer co-owner of W&W Motor Sales Inc. of Smithfield. A U.S. Army  
veteran of the Korean conflict, he was a member of the Kenly American Legion  
Post and the Neuse Bends Inc.
  He was a retired member of the Kenly Fire Department and a charter member of  
the Kenly Rescue Squad.
  The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. James Joyner at 2 p.m. Sunday in the  
chapel of Parrish Funeral Home in Selma. Burial will follow in Selma Memorial  
Gardens.
  Surviving are two daughters, Alice Batten of Selma and Connie Mayor of Kenly;  
a brother, Kenneth Aycock of Kenly; and two grandchildren.
  The family will receive friends at the funeral home tonight from 7-9.

William “Dick” Ellis
  William Ralph “Dick” Ellis, who died Monday, is also survived by two  
daughters, Robyn D. Hester of Plainfield, N.J., and Paula Ellis Code of  
Baltimore.


June 11, 2001

Autrey L. Lamm Jr.
Jan. 30, 1978 June 9, 2001
  BAILEY — Autrey Lee Lamm Jr., 23, died Saturday. A graveside service will be  
held at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Bailey Cemetery.
  Surviving are his mother and stepfather, Lisa Boykin Ferrell and Dale Ferrell  
of Bailey; his father and stepmother, Autrey and Tressa Lamm of Bailey; a  
sister, Amy Lamm of Bailey; two stepsisters, Terra Yarboro of Bailey and Robin  
Jenkins of Cherryville; three stepbrothers, Richard Abernathy of Iron Station,  
Chad Ferrell and Shane Ferrell, both of Wilson; paternal grandmother, Gola Lamm  
of Bailey; and maternal grandparents Thelbert and Clarice Boykin of Bailey.
  The family will receive friends at Joyner1s Funeral Home, 4100 U.S. 264 West,  
from 7-9 tonight.

Ruby J. Taylor
  SNOW HILL — Ruby Lee Johnson Taylor, 89, of 2727 Peanut Road died Saturday at  
her home. The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the chapel of Taylor-
Edwards Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Snow Hill Cemetery.
  She was a member of Fort Run Pentecostal Free Will Baptist Church.
  Surviving are three daughters, Marie Dail of La Grange, Earline Hamm of Wilson  
and Joyce Fuga of Phoenixville, Pa.; four sons, Gary W. Taylor, Horace Taylor,  
William Taylor and Larry Taylor, all of Snow Hill.
  The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7-9 tonight and at  
other times at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Gary Taylor, 111 Edgemont Drive.

Warren L. Inman
Dec. 29, 1948 June 8, 2001
  Warren Lee Inman, 52, of 606 Wilson St., Elm City died Friday at Veteran1s  
Administration Hospital, Durham. The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. James  
Barron at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Johnson Chapel Missionary Baptist Church, 602 W.  
Main St., Elm City. Burial will follow in Hamilton Burial Garden, Wilson.
  Inman was a veteran and was employed with Standard Commercial Tobacco Company.
  Surviving are two daughters, Wanda L. Inman and Sybil Shawan Inman, both of  
Wilson; one son, Kevin Inman of Wilson; one brother, John L. Inman of Elm City;  
and two grandchildren.
  The body may be viewed at Hamilton Funeral Chapel, 726 S. Tarboro St., Tuesday  
from 3-9 p.m. The family will receive friends there at 1726 Westwood Ave.,  
Wilson and will assemble there one hour before the funeral.

Willie C. Artis
  Willie C. Artis, 76, of 1901 F-2 Lenoir Drive  died Friday at Wilson Memorial  
Hospital.
  Arrangements are incomplete and being handled by Hamilton Funeral Chapel, 726  
S. Tarboro St.

Hosea R. Parker
Jan. 3, 1930 June 9, 2001
  Hosea Randolph Parker of Rocky Mount, a native of Elm City, died Saturday at  
Wilson Medical Center. A graveside service will be conducted by the Rev. Don  
Bowen at 3 p.m. today in Cedar Grove Cemetery, Elm City.
  Parker was U.S. Army veteran.
  Surviving are two sisters, Pattie 3Pat2 Parker Bowen of Rocky Mount and Norma  
Parker Robinson of Hampton, Va.; and three brothers, Paul Anderson Parker of  
Rocky Mount, Arthur William Parker of Wilson and Henry Thomas 3H.T.2 Parker of  
Fremont.
  Arrangements are being handled by Johnson Funeral Home, Rocky Mount.

Larry Boyette
  KENLY — Larry Boyette, 91, died Sunday.
  Arrangements are incomplete and being handled by Coley Funeral Home.

Roy A. Godwin
  KENLY — Roy Allen Godwin, 59, died Friday at UNC Hospitals Burn Center. The  
funeral will be conducted by the Rev. George F. Brackman, the Rev. Melvin Narron  
and the Rev. Frank Flowers at 4 p.m. today at Coley Funeral Home Chapel. Burial  
will follow in Kenly Cemetery.
  Godwin served in the U.S. Army and was a retired tobacconist with R.J.  
Reynolds, a member of the KS Bank advisory board and a member of Kenly  
Pentecostal Holiness Church.
  Surviving are his wife, Bobbie Narron Godwin; a daughter, Mollie Jo1Allen  
Godwin; and two sisters, Constance G. Boykin and Glenda G. Creech of Raleigh.

William M. Whitehead Jr.
May 6, 1921 June 9, 2001
  William Matthew Whitehead Jr., 80, of 606 W. Nash St., Elm City died Saturday.  
The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Alfred Ayscue at 11 a.m. Tuesday at  
the chapel of Shingleton Funeral Home, 2407 W. Nash St. Wilson. Burial will  
follow in Evergreen Memorial Gardens.
  Surviving are his wife, Margaret Whitehead; three stepdaughters, Gloria  
Pittman of Virginia Beach, Va., Mary Ann Hearne of Ridgeville, S.C. and Paula  
Owens of Chattanooga, Tenn.; seven sisters, Gracie Thorne, Mattie Johnson and  
Nellie Gray Skinner, all of Elm City, Mary Mac Mercer and Elese Farmer, both of  
Wilson, Betty Jane Burden of Knightdale and Peggy Urquhart of Florence, S.C.;  
one brother, Randolph Whitehead of Wilson; four 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.

Jill T. Williford
July 23, 1959 June 8, 2001
  Jill Turner Williford, 41, of Elm City died Friday at her home. The funeral  
was conducted by the Rev. Charles Meyers and the Rev. Graham Royall Sunday at  
the chapel of Bowling Funeral Home, Rocky Mount. A private graveside service was  
held today.
  She was a member of Temperance Hall United Methodist Church, Elm City.
  Surviving are her husband, C.M. Williford Jr.; two daughters, Julia Megan  
Williford and Allison Hayley Williford, both of the home; one son, Callie Morris  
Williford of the home; her parents, T.D. and Maude Drake Turner; two sisters,  
Amy Turner Dew and Pat Turner Tolston, both of Rocky Mount; and two brothers,  
Ted Wade Turner and Bob D. Turner, both of Rocky Mount.

Wiley C. Coleman
Jan. 26, 1933 June 10, 2001
  Wiley C. 3PaPa2 Coleman, 68, of 6304 Boykin Road, died Sunday at Wilson  
Medical Center. The funeral will be conducted by Bishop J.W. Perry at 2 p.m.  
Wednesday at L.N. Forbes Original Free Will Baptist Tabernacle, 1800 Lane St.  
Burial will follow in the Coleman Family Cemetery.
  Surviving are one daughter, Allison Farr of Wilson; one stepdaughter, Sandra  
Knight of Kenly; two sons, Alexander Coleman and Tommy Coleman, both of Wilson;  
two stepsons, Dennis Knight of California and Frankie Knight of Wilson; his  
father, William H. 3Boot2 Coleman of Wilson; five sisters, Martha Coleman of  
Wilson, Sallie Henson of Forestville, Md., Remetro Thomas of Capitol Heights,  
Md., Elsie Thompson of Temple Hill, Md., and Mildred Swailes of Dale City, Va.;  
one brother, George Coleman of Upper Marlboro, Md.; and 13 grandchildren.
  The family will receive friends at Edwards Funeral Home, 805 E. Nash St.,  
Tuesday from 7-8 p.m. and at other times at the residence where they will  
assemble one hour before the funeral.

Walter C. Mangum
  Walter Curtis Mangum, 78, of Faison died Sunday at Wake Medical Center. Burial  
will be at 1:30 p.m. in Faison Cemetery. A memorial service will conducted by  
the Rev. Steuart Link  at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Faison Presbyterian Church.
  Surviving are his wife; two daughters, including Carol Mangum Dale of Wilson;  
two sons; three brothers; and nine grandchildren.
  The family will receive friends at in the fellowship hall of the church  
following the memorial service and at other times at the home.
  Arrangements are being handled by Tyndall Funeral Home of Mount Olive.


June 12, 2001

Nettie M. Thorne
  Nettie Mae Thorne, 93, of 5324 Bloomery Road died Monday at Brian Center. The  
funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the chapel of Thomas-Yelverton  
Funeral Service, 2704 W. Nash St. Burial will follow in Evergreen Cemetery.
  Surviving are one daughter, Marguerite Glover of Wilson; two sons, C. Wilton  
Thorne of Wilson and James E. Thorne of Richmond, Va.; one sister, Lillie Mae  
Winstead of Wilson; eight grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and one great-
great-grandchild.
  The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6-8 tonight and at  
other times at the home.

Larry A. Boyette Sr.
  Larry Ava Boyette Sr., 91, died Saturday at his home. The funeral will be held  
at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Marsh Swamp Free Will Baptist Church. Burial will follow  
in the church cemetery.
  Surviving are one daughter, Nancy Fulghum of Tennessee; two sons, L.A. Boyette  
of Kenly and Dock Boyette of Clayton; two sisters, Frances Boyette of Wilson and  
Lois Flowers of Florida; six grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and eight  
great-great-grandchildren.
  The family will receive friends at Coley Funeral Home, Kenly, from 7-8:30  
tonight.

Nellie W. Matthews
Nellie Woodard Matthews, 74, died Monday.
  Arrangements are incomplete and being handled by Joyner’s Funeral Home, 4100  
U.S. 264 West.

William R. Daniel
  William Roscoe Daniel, 84, died today at Wilson Medical Center.
  Arrangements are incomplete and being handled by Shackleford Funeral Service,  
102 N. Pine St., Fremont.

Wiley C. Coleman
  The place of burial for Wiley C. Coleman has been changed to Hamilton Burial  
Garden.


June 13, 2001

Nellie W. Matthews
July 26, 1927 June 11, 2001
  Nellie Woodard Matthews, 73, died Monday. The funeral will be conducted by the  
Rev. David Kimbrell at 11 a.m. Thursday at Joyner’s Funeral Home, 4100 U.S. 264  
West. Burial will follow in Maplewood Cemetery.
  Surviving are four daughters, Frances Joyner and Norma Ellen Page, both of  
Wilson, Irene Liles and Geraldine Morgan, both of Bailey; one son, William R.  
Liles of Greensboro; four sisters, Shirley Buelin of Yadkinville, Ruth Jones and  
Annie Mae Thorne, both of Selma, and Lois Adams of Raleigh; two brothers, Ollie  
Woodard of Bailey and Albert Woodard of Chesapeake, Va.; eight grandchildren;  
four stepgrandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
  The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7-9 tonight and at  
other times at 5921 Lamm Road.

W. Roscoe Daniel
June 25, 1916 June 12, 2001
  FREMONT — William Roscoe Daniel, 84, of 200 E. Wayne St. died Tuesday at  
Wilson Medical Center. The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Powell Dew at 2  
p.m. Friday at the chapel of Shackleford Funeral Service, 102 N. Pine St.,  
Fremont. Burial will follow in Elmwood Cemetery.
  Surviving are his wife, Rebecca Duke Daniel; two daughters, Susan Daniel  
Lowder of Bedford, Texas, and Sara Rebecca Daniel of Chapel Hill; one sister,  
Sarah D. Vaughan of High Point/Greensboro; two brothers, Addison G. Daniel of  
Portsmouth, Va., and Isaac R. Daniel of Pensacola, Fla.; and two grandchildren.
  The family will receive friends at the funeral home Thursday from 7-8:30 p.m.

Nellie A. Riddle
  ROANOKE RAPIDS — Nellie Annette Riddle Wilder, 98, died Tuesday at Guardian  
Care, Roanoke Rapids. The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Henry Milton  
Wilder Jr. at 3 p.m. Thursday at Bridges & Cameron Funeral Home, Sanford. Burial  
will follow in Jones Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery.
  Surviving are two daughters, including Virginia Elaine Wicker of Kenly; one  
son; six grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-
grandchildren.
  The family will receive friends at Branch Funeral Home, Roanoke Rapids from 7-
8:30 tonight.

Lucile B. Winstead
  RICHLANDS — Lucile Britt Winstead, formerly of Richlands, died Tuesday at  
Britthaven of Wilson. The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Charlene Pierce-
Guider at 2 p.m. Thursday at Richlands United Methodist Church. Burial will  
follow in Mills Family Cemetery.
  Surviving are her daughter, Mamie Webb Winstead Boyette of Wilson; one sister,  
Kathleen Britt Moore of Tarboro; two grandsons; and two great-grandsons.
  The family will receive friends at Johnson Funeral Home, Richlands from 7-8:30  
tonight.

Mary Williams
  The Rev. Mary Williams, 67, of 3209 Airport Blvd. died Tuesday at her  
residence.
  Arrangements are incomplete and being handled by Hamilton Funeral Chapel, 726  
S. Tarboro St.

James A. Cooper
  James Arnie Cooper, 61, of 7457 Tory Place, Macclesfield, died Tuesday at  
Wilson Medical Center.
  Arrangements are incomplete and being handled by Hamilton Funeral Chapel, 726  
S. Tarboro St.


June 14, 2001

Mary D. Williams
  Mary Lee Dew Williams, 81, of Newark, N.J. died Wednesday. The funeral will be  
conducted by the Rev. Oscar Pender at 2 p.m. Friday at Mount Calvary Holiness  
Church, 706 New St. Burial will follow in Rest Haven Cemetery.
  Surviving are one daughter, Arlene Williams Terry of Newark, N.J.; and two  
grandchildren, Torase Lamont Williams of Norfolk, Va. and Tonya Williams Carson  
of Newark, N.J., whom she reared.
  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 of Terry Jackson, 517 Rountree St., where they will  
assemble one hour before the funeral.

William E. Terrell
  William Earl Terrell, 50, of 7910 Brame Road, Lucama, died June 8 at Pitt  
County Memorial Hospital, Greenville. The funeral will be conducted by Elder  
Donald Lofton at 2 p.m. Saturday at Atkins Memorial Tabernacle, Sims. Burial  
will follow in the Terrell Family Cemetery, Sims.
  Surviving are his wife, Jessie Coleman Terrell; three daughters, Towanda  
Terrell and Gladys Terrell, both of Middlesex, and Jessie Hall of the home; one  
son, William Terrell Jr. of the home; six sisters, Sadie Lee Mangum of  
Robersonville, Rose Coleman and Ester Terrell, both of Sims, Joyce Darrett of  
Raleigh, Diane Alston of Franklinton and Janie Coleman of Lucama; four brothers,  
Luther Terrell of Bailey, Willie Barnes of Washington, D.C., Ollie Barnes of  
North Carolina and Bobby Ray Batts of Wilson; and six grandchildren.
  The body may be viewed at King & Darden Funeral Home, 325 E. Nash St. Friday  
from 3-8:30 p.m. with the family receiving friends there from 7-8 p.m. and at  
other times at the residence where they will assemble one hour before the  
funeral.

Willie C. Artis
Aug. 24, 1924 June 8, 2001
  Willie Columbus Artis, 76, of 1901-F2 Lenoir Drive died June 8  at Wilson  
Medical Center. The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Ethel Artis at 1 p.m.  
Saturday at Hamilton Funeral Chapel, 726 S. Tarboro St. Burial will follow in  
Rest Haven Cemetery.
  Artis was a veteran of the U.S. Army.
  Surviving are one daughter, Angela A. Hardwick of Greensboro; his mother,  
Frances L. Bryant of Wilson; one stepdaughter, Willie Mae Edmonds of Richmond,  
Va.; one stepson, Willie M. Dudley of Oakland, Calif.; one sister, Rosa Lee  
Artis of Philadelphia; three brothers, John C. Artis and Jesse L. Artis, both of  
Wilson, and K.D. Artis of Newark, N.J.; four grandchildren; and five great-
grandchildren.
  The body may be viewed at the funeral home 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.

Daisy F. Craft
Oct. 10, 1906 June 13, 2001
  Daisy Frances Craft, 94, died Wednesday. A graveside service will be conducted  
by the Rev. Ricky Nelms at 11 a.m. Friday in Maplewood Cemetery.
  Surviving are two sons, Atlas Lee Craft and William “Bill” Craft, both of  
Wilson; one sister, Sudie Pipkin of Wilson; one grandchild; three  
stepgrandchildren; and four stepgreat-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 2107 Cameron St.

James A. Cooper
July 8, 1939 June 12, 2001
  James Arnie “Buck” Cooper, 61, of 7457 Tory Place, Macclesfield died Tuesday  
at Wilson Medical center. The funeral will be conducted by Bishop James O. Lucas  
at 3 p.m. Saturday at Vaughn’s Chapel Missionary Baptist Church, 4632 Rosebud  
Church Road, Elm City. Burial will follow in Hamilton Burial Garden, Wilson.
  Surviving are his wife, Bernice Melton Cooper; six daughters, Debra Cooper  
Barnes, Vanessa Colette Speight, Lachelle Renee Cooper and Brenda Gail Cooper,  
all of Macclesfield, Cynthia Diane Richardson of Wilson and Lisa Ann Cooper of  
Saratoga; three sons, James Maurice Cooper Jr. and Dwayne Lamont Cooper, both of  
Wilson, and Tony Lee Cooper of Macclesfield; six sisters, Joyce Witherspoon of  
Saratoga, Dorothy Manning of Elm City, Dollie Kearney, Sharah Cameron, Katie  
Horne and Rose Ford, all of Wilson; one borther, Redmond Cooper of Wilson; and  
16 grandchildren.
  The body may be viewed at Hamilton Funeral Chapel, 726 S. Tarboro St., Friday  
from 3-9 p.m. The family will receive friends at the residence and will assemble  
there one hour before the funeral.

Shelby Ellis
  Shelby Ellis, 58, of 2135 Cockran St. died today.
  Arrangements are incomplete and being handled by Edwards Funeral Home.

Billy L. Barnes
  Billy Lee “Turkey” Barnes, 74, of Frank Price Church Road died Wednesday at  
Wilson Medical Center.
  Arrangements are incomplete and being handled by Thomas-Yelverton Funeral  
Service, 2704 W. Nash St.


June 15, 2001

Mary K. Williams
Feb. 15, 1934 June 12, 2001
  The Rev. Mary L. Knight Williams, 67, of 3209 Airport Blvd. died Tuesday at  
her residence. The funeral will be conducted by Bishop Curtis Reid at 3 p.m.  
Sunday at L.N. Forbes Original Free Will Baptist Tabernacle, 1800 Lane St.  
Extension. Burial will follow in Rest Haven Cemetery.
  She was the pastor of Miracle Deliverance Center.
  Surviving are her husband, Lee E. Williams; three daughters, Brenda L.  
Williams, Tracy A. Batts and Takisha A. Vines, all of Wilson; two sons, Kenneth  
Williams of Wilson and Lee E. Williams Jr.; one sister, Barbara J. Knight  
Speight of Washington, D.C.; and seven grandchildren.
  The body may be viewed at Hamilton Funeral Chapel, 726 S. Tarboro St.,  
Saturday from 2-5 p.m. The family will receive friends at Miracle Deliverance  
Center, 315 S. Lodge St. from 7-8 p.m. and at other times at the residence where  
they will assemble one hour before the funeral.

Billy L. Barnes
May 28, 1927 June 13, 2001
  Billy Lee Barnes, 74, of Frank Price Church Road died Wednesday at Wilson  
Medical Center. The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Rick Pinner at 3 p.m.  
Saturday at the chapel of Thomas-Yelverton Funeral Service, 2704 W. Nash St.  
Burial will follow in Black Creek Cemetery.
  Surviving are his wife, Edna Watson Barnes; six daughters, Betty Lou Carter  
and Barbara Renee Harrell, both of Wilson, Pamela Raper of Lucama, Twila Barnes  
of Apex, Marie Pinner of Raleigh and Beverly Fields of Crestview, Fla.; one son,  
Billy F. Barnes of Fremont; five sisters, Dorothy Thorne of Black Creek, Mildred  
May, Katie Godwin and Helen E. Barnes, all of Wilson, and Edna Proctor of  
Lucama; four brothers, Johnny Ray Barnes, Joseph T,. Barnes and Bobby G. Barnes,  
all of Wilson, and James Edward Barnes of Alburn, Kan.; seven grandchildren; and  
one great-grandchild.
  The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7-8:30 tonight.

Katherine A. Echols
  MACCLESFIELD — Katherine Alford Echols, 92, died Thursday. The funeral will be  
conducted by the Rev. Charles Coats at 3 p.m. Sunday at Macclesfield  
Presbyterian Church. Burial will follow in Macclesfield Cemetery.
  Surviving are three daughters, Linda Echols Perry of Williamsport, Md.; Mary  
Echols Clark of Littleton and Ruth Echols McNinch of Carrollton, Ga.; three  
sons, Joe T. Echols Jr. of Richfield, Charles L. Echols of St. Cloud, Minn., and  
John A. Echols of Rocky Mount; 15 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.
  The family will receive friends at the church Saturday from 7-9 p.m.
  Arrangements are being handled by Carlisle Funeral Home, Tarboro.

Donald D. Davis Jr.
Nov. 5, 1942 June 14, 2001
  Donald DuMond Davis Jr., 58, died Thursday. The funeral will be conducted by  
the Rev. Tommy Hagan at 7 p.m. Monday at Highland Independence Church.
  Surviving are his wife, Joan Marie Brandon Davis; two daughters, Donna Skinner  
of Pine Level and Harriet Tyndall of Wilson; two sons, Michael Davis of Alaska  
and Charles Davis of Elm City; one brother, Jeff Davis of Annapolis, Md.; and  
five grandchildren.  
  The family will receive friends immediately following the service and at other  
times at 1903 Poythress Road.

Cecil T. Parker
Dec. 24, 1933 June 14, 2001
  Cecil Thomas Parker, 67, of Rocky Mount died Thursday. The funeral will be  
conducted by the Rev. Shawn Garnett at 3 p.m. Saturday at Pentecostal  
Lighthouse. Burial will follow in Evergreen Memorial Gardens.
  Parker was a retired Trailways Bus Lines driver.
  Surviving are his wife, Geraldine Skinner Parker; two sons, Cecil Thomas  
Parker Jr. of Elm City and Kenneth Adrian Parker of Sharpsburg; one brother,  
Donald Ray Parker of Rocky Mount; and three grandchildren.
  The family will receive friends at the church from 7-9 tonight.

Richard Taybron
  Richard Taybron, 65, a native of Bailey, died Tuesday in Jamaica, N.Y.
  Arrangements are incomplete and being handled by Armstrong Funeral Home,  
Brooklyn, N.Y.

Randolph Barnes
  Randolph Barnes, 70, died Thursday.
  Arrangements are incomplete and being handled by Joyner’s Funeral Home, 4100  
U.S. 264 West.

David Spencer
  PIKEVILLE — David Spencer, 36, died June 8. The funeral will be held at 2 p.m.  
Saturday at Greater Guiding Star Holiness Church. Burial will follow in Eureka  
Community Cemetery.
  Arrangements are being handled by Rhodes Funeral Home, Fremont.


June 16, 2001

Richard Taybron
Oct. 15, 1935 June 5, 2001
  Richard Taybron, 65, a native of Bailey, died Tuesday in Jamaica, N.Y. The  
funeral will be at Armstrong Funeral Home in Brooklyn, N.Y., Thursday at 11:30  
a.m. conducted by the Rev. Willie J. Armstrong Jr.  Burial will follow in  
Calverton National Cemetery in Calverton, Long Island, N.Y.
  Surviving are three daughters, Michelle Carol Taybron of Brooklyn, N.Y.,  
Kimberley June Taybron of Newport News, Va., and Yvonne Taybron of Bronx, N,Y.;  
three sons, Bradley Richard Taybron of Harlem, N.Y., David Taybron and Brian  
Christopher Taybron, both of Brooklyn, N.Y.; his mother, Essie Mae Taybron of  
Wilson; one sister, Shelby Jean Taybron of Wilson; one brother, Jimmy D. Taybron  
of Brooklyn, N.Y.; nine grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
  Arrangments are being handled by Armstrong Funeral Home, Brooklyn, N.Y.

Randolph D. Barnes
March 6, 1931         June 14, 2991
  Randolph “Doc” Derward Barnes, 70, of 1306 N. Rountree St. died Thursday.
  Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Joyner’s Funeral Home with the Rev. Tommy  
Hagan officiating. Burial will follow in Evergreen Memorial Gardens.
  Survivors include a daughter, Michelle Silber of San Diego, Calif.; and a  
grandson.
  Visitation will be from 7-9 tonight at the funeral home.


June 18, 2001

Tammy L. Lewis
Nov. 4, 1982 June 16, 2001
  Tammy Lee Lewis, 18, of Middlesex died Saturday. The funeral will be conducted  
by the Rev. Earl Davis at 9 tonight at Joyner1s Funeral Home, 4100 U.S. 264  
West. Burial will be in Mount Olive Cemetery, Budd Lake, N.J.
  Surviving are her son, Joshua Brown of the home; her mother, Patricia A. Lewis  
of New Jersey; her father, Richard P. Lewis of New Jersey; stepfather, Kenneth  
M. Westergaard of New Jersey; four sisters, Tina Marie Lewis, Sandra Lynn  
Westergaard, Jammie Lynn Westergaard and Alexandria Lewis, all of New Jersey;  
and grandparents, Walter and Dolores Hugg of Florida,  and Frank and Gloria  
Russell of New Jersey.
  The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7-9 tonight.

Brian K. Brown
July 25, 1980 June 16, 2001
  Brian Keith Brown, 20, of Middlesex died Saturday. The funeral will be  
conducted by Peter Walsh and the Rev. Earl Davis at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Joyner1s  
Funeral Home, 4100 U.S. 264 West. Burial will follow in Bailey Cemetery.
  Surviving are his son, Joshua Brown of the home; his parents, Keith and Cherie  
Brown of Middlesex; grandmother, Kathleen St. Pierre of New Jersey; grandfather,  
Raymond St. Pierre of Massachusetts; and great-grandmother, Mary Walsh of New  
Jersey.
  The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7-9 tonight.

Shelby J. Ellis
Sept. 17, 1942 June 14, 2001
  Shelby Jan 3Biscuit Lady2 Ellis, 58, of 2135 Cockran St., died Thursday at her  
residence. The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Nathaniel Poole at 2 p.m.  
Tuesday at Suggs Christian Temple Free Will Baptist Church, 1602 Old  
Stantonsburg Road. Burial will follow in Rest Haven Cemetery.
  She was employed at Ray1s Drive-In Restaurant.
  Surviving are two daughters, Desdemonia Ellis and Macleshia Ellis, both of  
Wilson; two sons, Kelvin Ellis and Derrick 3Spody2 Ellis, both of Wilson; her  
mother, Cleo E. Anderson of Wilson; three sisters, Vickie Ward, Shirley Simon  
and Dorothy Anderson, all of Wilson; two brothers, Franklin Ellis of Greensboro  
and Donald Ellis of Washington, D.C.; four grandchildren, including Karmin Ellis  
of Wilson, whom she reared; and one great-grandchild.
  The family will receive friends at the residence and will assemble there one  
hour before the funeral.
  Arrangements are being handled by Edwards Funeral Home, 805 E. Nash St.

Marian B. Vick
Oct. 24, 1927 June 15, 2001
  FOUNTAIN — Marian Bunn Vick, 73, of Eason Street died Friday at Pitt County  
Memorial Hospital. The funeral was conducted at 11 a.m. today at Farmville  
Funeral Home Church Street Chapel. Burial followed in Queen Anne Cemetery.
  She was a member of First Baptist Church of Fountain.
  Surviving are one daughter, Sarah Adcock of Raleigh; two sons, Roy Bunn of  
Lewiston, Mont. and James Bunn of Fountain; one sister, Janet Powell of Rocky  
Mount; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Joe Rountree
  Joe Rountree, 88, of Greensboro, formerly of Elm City died Saturday. The  
funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at White Oak Baptist Church,  
Greensboro. Burial will follow in Lakeview Memorial Park, Greensboro.
  Surviving are four daughters, Annie Pearl Williams of Wilson, Mattie Ruth  
Woodard, Doris Harrison and Thelma Sutton, all of Greensboro; three sons, Joe L.  
Rountree of Greensboro, Milton Rountree of High Point and David Rountree of  
California; two sisters, Maggie Cooper of Wilson and Mary Robinson of Virginia;  
and one brother, Willie Cooper of Tennessee.
  The family will receive friends at Woodard Funeral Home, Greensboro Tuesday  
from 7-9 p.m.

Mary E. Johnson
  CLINTON — Mary Evelyn Johnson, 76, a native of Johnston County, died Sunday at  
Sampson Regional Medical Center. The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Kenn  
Byrd, the Rev. Norm Day and the Rev. Charles Jernigan at 11 a.m. Wednesday at  
Lakedale Church of God, Fayetteville. Burial will follow in Lafayette Memorial  
Park.
  Surviving are three sisters, Sarah C. Talton and Annice C. Newman, both of  
Kenly and Louise C. Lamb of Rocky Mount; and three brothers, the Rev. Ronald  
Creech of Nashville, Tenn., the Rev. L.D. Creech Jr. of Clinton and the Rev.  
Jacob M. Creech of Turbille, S.C.
  The family will receive friends at Royal-Hall Funeral Home Tuesday from 7-9  
p.m.; one hour prior to the funeral at the church and at other times at the home  
of her brother, the Rev. L.D. Creech, 104 Jefferson St., Clinton.

Robert S. Speight Sr.
July 4, 1929 June 15, 2001
  Robert Spurgeon Speight Sr., 71, of 3109 Corbett Ave., Elm City died Friday at  
Wilson Medical Center. A graveside service will be conducted by the Rev. Dennis  
Patterson at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Maplewood Cemetery.
  Surviving are two daughters, Dale Speight of Lucama and Cathy Speight of Elm  
City; two sons, Robert S. 3Bob2 Speight Jr. of Indian Trail and Lt. Col. Joseph  
Allen Speight, retired of Portland, Texas.; three sisters, Bernice Baker of  
Wilson, F. Lee Lucas of Elm City and Mary Frances Phillips of Charlotte; two  
brothers, Mark L. Speight and Larry R, Speight, both of Wilson; and nine  
grandchildren.
  The family will receive friends at Shingleton Funeral Home, 2407 W. Nash St.,  
Tuesday from 7-9 p.m. and at other times at 3109 Corbett Ave.

Nellie B. Lamm
May 26, 1915 June 17, 2001
  Nellie Bryant Lamm, 86, died Sunday at Wilmed Nursing Center. A graveside  
service was conducted by the Rev. Ray Barnhill at 11 a.m. today in Maplewood  
Cemetery.
  She was a member of Forest Hills Baptist Church.
  Arrangements are being handled by Thomas-Yelverton Funeral Service, 2704 W.  
Nash St.

Wilbur G. Pierce
  AHOSKIE — Wilbur G. Pierce, formerly of Wilson, died Saturday. A memorial  
services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Pleasant Plains Baptist Church.
  Surviving are his wife, Christine Newton Pierce; one son, Kenneth Pierce of  
Richmond, Va.; and three grandchildren.
  The family will receive friends at Blair Funeral Home, Edenton Tuesday at 6:30  
p.m.

Ernest Hall Jr.
Aug. 4, 1930 June 17, 2001
  Ernest 3Big E2 Hall Jr.,  70, of 302 Whitley Ave., Stantonsburg died Sunday at  
Wilson Medical Center. The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Paul A. Sewell  
at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Bethel AME Church, Stantonsburg. Burial will follow in  
Hamilton Burial Garden, Wilson.
  Surviving are his wife, Elizabeth Brown Hall; two daughters, Brenda Hall  
Copeland of Clinton, Md. and Ava Coleen Hall of Spring Hope; one son, Ernest  
Devon Hall of Saratoga; his mother, Omeater Rogers Hall; three sisters, Willie  
Ruth Barnes and Fronnie Mae Hall, both of Stantonsburg and Jackie Spears of  
Wilson; and one brother, Arthur Bray Hall of Stantonsburg.
  The family will receive friends at the church Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.

Eula R. Wilkins
  Eula Mae Reid Wilkins of Washington, D.C., formerly of Wilson, died Friday at  
Washington Hospital Center.
  Arrangements are incomplete and being handled by Edwards Funeral Home, 805 E.  
Nash St.

Richard Taybron
Oct. 15, 1935 June 5, 2001
  Richard Taybron, 65, a native of Bailey, died Tuesday in Jamaica, N.Y. The  
funeral was held today at 11:30 a.m. at Armstrong Funeral Home in Brooklyn, N.Y.  
conducted by the Rev. Willie J. Armstrong Jr.

Marjorie W. Aycock
  Marjorie Watson Aycock, 74, of Selma died today.
  Arrangements are incomplete and being handled by Coley Funeral Home, Kenly.

Emma Lindsey
  Emma Lindsey of 5433 Lindsey Road, Elm City died today at Avante at Wilson.
  Arrangements are incomplete and being handled by Edwards Funeral Home .


June 19, 2001

Jennifer M. Wainwright
  Jennifer Marie Wainwright, 23, of Morrisville, formerly of Wilson, died  
Friday. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Thursday at  
Holy Eucharist Catholic Church, Tabernacle, N.J. Burial will follow in Junior  
Mechanics Cemetery, Tabernacle.
  Surviving are her mother and stepfather, Mary and James McDonald of  
Tabernacle, N.J.; her father and stepmother, Ralph and Dorothy Wainwright of  
Columbus, N.J.; three brothers, Sean Wainwright of Mansfield. N.J.; George  
Wainwright of Burlington Township and Michael Wainwright of Espoo, Finland; and  
two stepbrothers, James McDonald of Highbridge, N.J., and Michael McDonald of  
Philadelphia.
  The family will receive friends at Howell Funeral Home & Crematory, Goldsboro,  
Wednesday from 6-9 p.m. and Thursday at the church from 9-945 a.m.
  Arrangements in New Jersey are being handled by Perinchief Chapels, Mount  
Holly, N.J.

Bertha B. Ballance
  KENLY — Bertha Bailey Ballance, 77, of 2213 N.C. 222 West died Monday at  
Johnston Memorial Hospital. The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the  
chapel of Coley Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Kenly Cemetery.
  Surviving are one daughter, Paulette Ballance Cox of Fuquay-Varina; two sons,  
Paul L. Ballance Jr. of Wake Forest and Ray Ballance of Smithfield; one brother,  
Clayon Bailey of Colorado; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
  The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7-9 tonight.

Marjorie W. Aycock
  Marjorie Watson Aycock, 74, of Selma died Monday at her home. The funeral will  
be conducted by the Rev. Jerry Waters at 2 p.m. Thursday at the chapel of Coley  
Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Holly Springs Church cemetery.
  Surviving are two daughters, Jo-Nell Aycock of Selma and Shelia A. Dowdy of  
Colfax; three sons, Chris Aycock of Virginia, Carlton Aycock of Randleman and  
Tony Aycock of Alabama; two sisters, Betty Jean Jones of Concord and Dot Wade of  
Georgia; two brothers, Ronald Watson of Selma and Steve Watson of Kenly; nine  
grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter.
  The family will receive friends at the funeral home Wednesday from 7-9 p.m.

Mary Fort
  RALEIGH — Mary Fort, 95, died Friday at Litchford Falls Rehab. A memorial  
service will be conducted by Art Tabron Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Kingdom Hall  
of Jehovah’s Witnesses, Carolina Pines Avenue.
  Surviving are five daughters, including Hattie Carmichael of Wilson; three  
sons; one sister; one brother; 59 grandchildren; 74 great-grandchildren; 29  
great-great-grandchildren; 32 great-great-great-grandchildren; and four great-
great-great-great-grandchildren.
  Arrangements are being handled by Cape Fear Mortuary, Wilmington.

Samuel G. House Jr.
  Samuel Gordon House Jr. of Belmont, formerly of Wilson, died Monday
  Arrangements are incomplete and being handled by Joyner’s Funeral Home, 4100  
U.S. 264 West.

Leroy Murphy
  Leroy Murphy, 69, of 3639 Longleaf Drive died Tuesday at Wilson Medical  
Center.
  Arrangements are incomplete and being handled by Thomas-Yelverton Funeral  
Service, 2704 W. Nash St.


June 20, 2001

Leroy P. Murphy
  ELM CITY — Leroy Pearce Murphy, 69, of Longleaf Drive died Tuesday at Wilson  
Medical Center. A private memorial service will be held at a later date.
  Murphy was a retired school teacher.
  Surviving are his wife, Betty Patillo Murphy; two sons, Kerry Murphy of Wilson  
and Shae Murphy of Williamsburg, Va.; three sisters, Glennie Good of North  
Dakota, Alice Wilson of California and Mae Jackson of Raleigh; one brother,  
Thomas Murphy of California; and four grandchildren.
  The family will receive friends at the residence from 5-8 tonight.
  Arrangements are being handled by Thomas-Yelverton Funeral Service, 2704 W.  
Nash St.

Ruth G. Coats
  Ruth Geneva Coats, 76, formerly of Four Oaks, died Sunday at the North  
Carolina Special Care Center. A graveside service was conducted by the Rev.  
Mitch Lockamy at 11 a.m. today in Shiloh Baptist Church Cemetery, Cleveland  
Springs community.
  Her survivors include a sister, Beatrice Coats Etheridge of Smithfield.
  Arrangements were handled by Minshew Funeral Home, Four Oaks.

Kenneth A. Brown
  PIKEVILLE — Kenneth Allen Brown, 46, of Hempstead, N.Y., formerly of  
Pikeville, died Tuesday. The funeral will be conducted by Elder George Wiggins  
at 1 p.m. Thursday at White Oak Grove Free Will Baptist Church. Burial will  
follow in Spruill Cemetery.
  Surviving are his wife, Vera Brown of New York; his mother, Gloria Brown of  
Pikeville; and one brother, Alvin A. Brown of Pikeville.
  The body may be viewed at Hamilton Funeral Chapel, Goldsboro, today from 6-9  
p.m. The family will assemble at 1431 Airport Road, Pikeville, one hour before  
the funeral.

Emma B. Lindsey
May 24, 1916 June 18, 2001
  ELM CITY — Emma B. Lindsey, 85, of 5433 Lindsey Road died Monday at Avante at  
Wilson. The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Vernon Bryant at 11 a.m.  
Friday at Johnson Chapel Missionary Baptist Church, 602 W. Main St. Burial will  
follow in William Chapel Cemetery.
  She was a member of Johnson Chapel for over 60 years and was an honorary  
member of the senior choir.
  Surviving are two sons, Henry Lindsey and Jesse Jordan, both of Elm City;  
three sisters, Lizzie Williams of Rocky Mount, Dorothy Garrett of Bronx, N.Y.,  
and Louise Barrett of Washington, D.C.; one brother, Columbus Bullock of Bronx,  
N.Y.; six grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
  The body may be viewed at Edwards Funeral Home, 805 E. Nash St., Thursday from  
2-8:30 p.m. with the family receiving friends there from 7-8:30 p.m. and at  
other times at the residence where they will assemble one hour before the  
funeral.

Jennifer M. Wainwright
  The family of Jennifer M. Wainwright will receive friends at Perinchief  
Chapels, Mount Holly, N.J., from 6-9 tonight and Thursday at Holy Eucharist  
Catholic Church, Tabernacle, N.J., from 9-9:45 a.m.


June 21, 2001

Martha B. Boyette
Dec. 12, 1921 June 20, 2001
  Martha Bass Boyette, 79, died Wednesday. The funeral will be conducted by the  
Rev. Doug Murray at 2 p.m. Saturday at Joyner’s Funeral Home, 4100 U.S. 264  
West. Burial will follow in Evergreen Memorial Gardens.
  She was a member of the Wilson Chapter Order of the Eastern Star No. 145, past  
worthy matron of Eastern Star, Wilson County Shrinette and First Baptist Church.
  Surviving are a daughter, Ann Stancil of Augusta, Ga.; a son, Tommy Boyette  
Jr. of Wilson; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
  The family will receive friends at the funeral home Friday from 7-9 p.m.

Eula R. Wilkins
Aug. 2, 1930 June 15, 2001
  Eula Mae Reid Wilkins, 70, of Washington, D.C., formerly of Wilson, died  
Friday at Washington Hospital Center. A graveside service will be conducted by  
Elder Stephen E. Brooks at 2 p.m. Saturday in Rest Haven Cemetery.
  Surviving are her husband, James Wilkins Sr. of Washington, D.C.; two  
daughters, Trude Hilliard of Beltsville, Md., and Diane Wilkins-Taylor of Glen  
Burnie, Md.; two sons, James Wilkins Jr. of Waldorf, Md., and Randy Wilkins of  
Washington, D.C.; three sisters, Bessie Mae Hunt of Norfolk, Va., and Sudie Mae  
Wright and Elizabeth R. Reid, both of Wilson; one brother, Troy Reid of  
Nashville; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
  A private viewing for immediate family will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Edwards  
Funeral Home, 805 E. Nash St., where the family will assemble for the procession  
to the cemetery.

Pearl R. Morgan
  Pearl Ray “Pud” Morgan, 80, died Thursday at Guardian Care, Zebulon.
  Arrangements are incomplete and being handled by Thomas-Yelverton Funeral  
Service, 2704 W. Nash St.

Eddie Edwards
  Eddie Edwards, 81, died today at Nash General Hospital, Rocky Mount.
  Arrangements are incomplete and being handled by Thomas-Yelverton Funeral  
Service, 2704 W. Nash St.

Clyde P. Lamm
  Clyde Peacock Lamm, 79, died today.
  Arrangements are incomplete and being handled by Joyner’s Funeral Home, 4100  
U.S. 264 West.


June 22, 2001

Carol B. Speight
Feb. 14, 1929 June 21, 2001
  Carol Bannister Fulghum Speight, 72, died Thursday. A graveside service will  
be held June 30 at noon in Evergreen Memorial Gardens.
  Surviving are two sons, Douglas Edward Fulghum and Donald Fulghum, both of  
Wilson; one sister, Arlene Arnold of Edenton; and three grandchildren.
  The family will receive friends at Joyner’s Funeral Home, 4100 U.S. 264 West,  
from 7-8 tonight and at other times at 4506 Dewfield Drive.

Lillian B. Griffin
June 24, 1913 June 21, 2001
  MIDDLESEX — Lillian Brantley Griffin, 87, of 9509 N. Nash St. died Thursday at  
Wake Med. The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. David Whitley at 11 a.m.  
Saturday at Middlesex Church of God. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
  Surviving are three daughters, Barbara G. Rogerson of Roanoke Rapids,  
Magdalene G. Snowdon of Eufaula, Ala., and Rachel Cozart of Bailey; three sons,  
Bennie Griffin of Danville, Va., and Elmo Griffin and Jimmy Griffin, both of  
Middlesex; two sisters, Marian Neese of Garner and Lila Strickland of Momeyer;  
three brothers, Archie Brantley and Alvin Brantley, both of Middlesex, and Casey  
Brantley of Columbia, S.C.; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
  The family will receive friends at the church from 7-9 tonight and at other  
times at the home.
  Arrangements are being handled by Strickland Funeral Home, Wendell.

Garnett Lorenz
Jan. 25, 1941 June 21, 2001
  FAIRFIELD, Pa. — Garnett Lorenz, 60, a native of Wilson, N.C., died Thursday  
at Gettysburg Hospital, Gettysburg. A memorial service will be conducted by the  
Rev. William G. Mummert at 11 a.m. Saturday at Gettysburg Baptist Church. A  
private burial will be in Fountaindale Union Cemetery, Fountaindale.
  Surviving are two daughters, Diana M. Stem of Fairfield and Cheryl A.  
Pittinger of Gettysburg; one son, Robert R. Lorenz of Fairfield; six brothers,  
Bennett R. Davis of Raleigh, N.C., Bobby Davis of Charlottesville, Va., Johnny  
Mac Davis of Gardners, Pa., Kenneth Davis of Mobile, Ala., LeRoy Davis of  
Wilson, N.C., and Walter Davis Jr. of Rocky Mount, N.C.; and nine grandchildren.
  Arrangements are being handled by Peters Funeral Home, Gettysburg.

Pearl R. Morgan
  Pearl Ray “Pud” Morgan, 80, of 2805 W. Nash St. died Thursday at Guardian  
Care, Zebulon. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in Maplewood  
Cemetery.
  Surviving are his wife, Ada Rhodes Morgan; two sons, Ray Morgan of Zebulon and  
Gary Reather Morgan of the home; two sisters, Madeline Daniel of Elm City and  
Rachel Lane of Albany, Ga.; three brothers, Edward Morgan of Savannah, Ga., and  
Walter C. Morgan and Earl Miller Morgan, both of Wilson; and two grandchildren.
  The family will receive friends at the residence from 7-9 tonight.
  Arrangements are being handled by Thomas-Yelverton Funeral Service, 2704 W.  
Nash St.

Eddie Edwards
  Eddie Edwards, 81, of 407 Dewey St. died Thursday at Nash General Hospital,  
Rocky Mount. The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Thomas-Yelverton  
Funeral Service, 2704 W. Nash St. Entombment will follow in Evergreen Memorial  
Gardens.
  Surviving are two daughters, Doretta Lewis of Wilson and Julia Waddell of  
Millersville, Md.; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
  The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6-8 tonight.

Clyde P. Lamm
July 20, 1921 June 21, 2001
  Clyde Peacock Lamm, 79, died Thursday. The funeral will be conducted by the  
Rev. Frank Flowers and the Rev. Tony Lewis 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 Oringderff of Kernersville; a son, Ottie Byrd  
of  Wilson; a stepdaughter, Lee Barnes of Phoenix, Ariz.; three sisters,  
Margaret Peggy P. Spence and Margaret P. Flowers, both of Kenly, and Viola P.  
Hardison of Wilmington; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
  The family will receive friends at the funeral home Saturday from 7-9 p.m. and  
at other times at 5820 Farmwood Loop.

Mary E. Gray
  Mary Elizabeth Gray, 82, of 200 Forrest Road died Thursday at Wilson Medical  
Center.
  Arrangements are incomplete and being handled by Hamilton Funeral Chapel, 726  
S. Tarboro St.

Kenneth E. Williams
  Kenneth Earl Williams, 79, of 5331 Lake Haven Court died today at his home.
  Arrangements are incomplete and being handled by Shingleton Funeral Home, 2407  
W. Nash St.

Alice A. Thigpen
  Alice A. Thigpen, 101, of Farmville died Monday. The funeral will be held at 2  
p.m. Saturday at Little Creek Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ), Ayden.  
Burial will follow in Ayden Cemetery.
  Arrangements are being handled by Don Brown Funeral Home, Ayden.


June 23, 2001

Mary E. Gray
Jan. 1, 1919 June 21, 2001
  Mary Elizabeth Taylor Gray, 82, of 200 Forrest Road died Thursday at Wilson  
Medical Center. The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Henry Cox at 1 p.m.  
Monday at the Hamilton Funeral Chapel. Burial will follow in the Hamilton Burial  
Garden.
  Surviving are five daughters, Lucy Crumbley, Pattie King, Mary Ann Edwards and  
Vickie Lucas, all of Wilson, and Joyce Tyson of Kenly; four sons, Kelly Gray  
Jr., Donald Lee Gray, Larry Gray and Danny Gray, all of Wilson; one brother,  
Donald Dew of Wilson;  38 grandchildren; 40 great-grandchildren; and three  
great-great-grandchildren.
  The body may be viewed from 3 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the Hamilton Funeral Chapel  
of Wilson. The family will receive friends at 2831 Tilghman Road where they will  
assemble one hour prior to the service in preparation for the funeral  
procession.

Annie C. Wilson
  SIMS — Annie Craft Wilson, 86, died Friday at Britthaven of Davidson.
  Arrangements are incomplete and are being handled by Thomas-Yelverton Funeral  
Service, Wilson.

Kenneth E. Williams
June 3, 1922 June 22, 2001
  Kenneth Earl Williams, 79, of 5331 Lakehaven Court died Friday at his home.  
The funeral service will be conducted by the Rev. Bill Taylor at 11 a.m. Monday  
at Evansdale United Methodist Church. Burial will follow in Stantonsburg  
Cemetery.
  Surviving are his wife, Beatrice Taylor Williams; one daughter, Judy W.  
Sanders of Spring Hope; one son, David E. Williams of Elm City; two brothers,  
Marvin L. Williams of Bailey and Dr. Howard P. Williams of Summerfield, Fla.;  
five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
  The family will receive friends at the Shingleton Funeral Home Sunday from 7  
to 9 p.m. and at other times at the home.

Samuel G. House Jr.
  BELMONT — Samuel Gordon House Jr., 88, formerly of Wilson, died Monday at  
Carolina Medical Center in Charlotte.
  A Celebration of Life service will be conducted by the Rev. H. L. Talbert at 4  
p.m. Thursday at Ebenezer United Methodist Church in Belmont. Graveside services  
will be conducted by Talbert and the Rev. William Presnell at 11 a.m. Tuesday in  
Maplewood Cemetery, Wilson.
  A native of Charleston County, S.C., House was a member of the First United  
Methodist Church of Wilson, owner of the House Supermarket of Wilson, and known  
as the “Magazine Man,” collecting and distributing various magazines to hospital  
patients, nursing home residents and shut-ins.
  He was a long-time member of the Kiwanis Club and recognized as the “Man of  
the Year” three times by the Wilson club.
  He is survived by two daughters, Martha H. Hayes of Belmont and Jo Anne H.  
Currie of Charlottesville, Va.; three grandchildren; and three great-
grandchildren.
  The family will receive friends following the funeral service in the  
sanctuary.


June 25, 2001

Aileen L. Bailey
May 7, 1924 June 23, 2001
  BAILEY — Aileen “Granny” Lamm Bailey, 77, of 3912 Bullhead Road died Saturday  
at her home. The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Paul Weaver at 2 p.m.  
Tuesday at the chapel of  Shingleton Funeral Home, 2407 W. Nash St. Burial will  
follow in Bailey City Cemetery.
  Surviving are three daughters, Shirley B. Bunn of Wilson, Bonnie B. Bissette   
and Mary Alice B. High, both of Bailey; three sons, Robert R. Bailey, Ronald L.  
Bailey and Gary E. Bailey, all of Bailey; three sisters, Nancy Bailey and Ester  
Morris, both of Bailey and Dorothy Brantley of Lucama; one brother, Eugene Lamm  
of Virginia; 12 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
  The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7-9 tonight and at  
other times at the residence.

Frances H. Joyner
March 29, 1919 June 23, 2001
  ROCKY MOUNT — Frances Hackney Joyner, 82, formerly of Wilson, died Saturday. A  
memorial service will be conducted by the Rev. Bollin Millner at 3 p.m.  
Wednesday at The Church of the Good Shepherd.
  Surviving are a daughter, Frankie Joyner Harlow of Rocky Mount; a son, David  
Worth Joyner Jr. of  Raleigh; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
  The family will receive friends at the home of Frankie J. Harlow, 101 Windmere  
Court.
  Arrangements are being handled by Wheeler & Woodlief Funeral Home.

Hattie E. Battle
  Hattie E. Battle, 84, of 4924 White Oak Loop died Sunday at her residence.
  Arrangements are incomplete and being handled by Hamilton Funeral Chapel, 726  
S. Tarboro St.

Richard H. Wilson
Sept. 3, 1916 June 23, 2001
  Richard Haskins Wilson, 84, of 2701 Canal Drive died Saturday at Cornelia  
Nixon Davis Health Care Center, Wilmington. The funeral will be conducted by the  
Rev. Doug Murray at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Joyner’s Funeral Home, 4100 U.S. 264  
West. Burial will follow in Maplewood Cemetery.
  Wilson was a veteran of the U.S. Army and was a member of First Baptist  
Church. He retired from the city of Wilson as superintendent of the gas division  
with 37 years of service.
  Surviving are his wife, Alice Gwendolyn Barkley Wilson; two daughters, Judith  
W. Bentley of Richland, Wash., and Jennifer W. Tillery of Wilmington; two  
brothers, John Herbert Wilson of Philadelphia, Pa., and Charles William Wilson  
of Valley Springs, Calif.; and two grandchildren.
  The family will receive friends at the funeral home Tuesday from 7-9 p.m.

Judy K. Gass
  Judy Kay Gass, 38, of 3517A Merrills Park Drive died Sunday at Wilson Medical  
Center. The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. David Barnes at 11 a.m.  
Tuesday at Shingleton Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Evergreen Memorial  
Gardens.
  Surviving are her husband, Mark Gass; two daughters, Amber Lamm and Melanie  
Brock of the home; her mother, Judy Askew of Wilson; and two brothers, Todd Keen  
and David Keen, both of Wilson.
  The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7-9 tonight and at  
other times at 302 Branch St., Black Creek.

Sarah A. Moore
  Sarah Adams Moore, 83, of 8233D Wiggins Mill Road, Lucama died Saturday at  
Wilson Medical Center. The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. David Kriger  
and the Rev. Jody Yates at 1 p.m. today at the chapel of Shingleton Funeral  
Home, 2407 W. Nash St. Burial will follow in Kenly Cemetery.
  Surviving are nieces and nephews.

Annie C. Wilson
  Annie Craft Wilson, 86, of 6604 Main St., Sims died Friday at Britthaven of  
Davidson, High Point. The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Charles E. Page,  
the Rev. A.J. Eure and the Rev. Stan Gallager-Smith at 2 p.m. today at the  
chapel of Thomas-Yelverton Funeral Service, 2704 W. Nash St. Burial will follow  
in Evergreen Memorial Gardens.
  Surviving are her daughter, Lou Ann Kasias of High Point; a son, Edward Hardy  
Wilson of Raleigh; and one granddaughter.

Robert Barnes
  Robert Barnes, 81, a resident of Friendly Elm Nursing Home, Elm City died  
today at Wilson Medical Center.
  Arrangements are incomplete and being handled by Hamilton Funeral Chapel, 726  
S. Tarboro St.

Sallie R. Ward
  Sallie Richardson Ward, 68, of Portsmouth, Va., formerly of Wilson, died  
Saturday at Maryview Medical Center.
  Arrangements are incomplete and being handled by Corprew Funeral Home. Local  
arrangements will be handled by Edwards Funeral Home, 805 E. Nash St.

Frank R. Irvin
Jan. 18, 1911 June 24, 2001
  Frank Ritch Irvin, 90, died Sunday. The funeral will be held at 2 p.m.  
Wednesday at First United Methodist Church. Burial will follow in Maplewood  
Cemetery.
  Surviving are a daughter, Linda I. Bridgers of Fuquay-Varina; a son, Steve R.  
Irvin of Wilson; and four grandchildren.
  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 1009 Oak Forest Drive.

Kenneth E. Williams
  The survivors of Kenneth E. Williams include his wife, Bertie Taylor Williams.  
Her name was incorrect in Saturday’s edition.
  Shingleton Funeral Home regrets the error.


June 26, 2001

Emma O. Dozier
  FOUNTAIN — Emma O. Dozier, 89, died Monday at Farmville Healthcare Center.
  A graveside service will be conducted by the Rev. Harry Edwards at 2 p.m.  
today in Queen Anne Cemetery.
  She was a member of Fountain Baptist Church.
  Arrangements are being handled by Farmville Funeral Home.

Stuart M. Keen
Oct. 22, 1952 June 25, 2001
  Stuart Mitchell “Mickey” Keen, 48, died Monday. A memorial service will be  
held at 7 p.m. Thursday at Joyner’s Funeral Home, 4100 U.S. 264 West.
  Surviving are his wife, Faye Keen of Wilson; a daughter, Jamie Anne Keen of  
Wilson; his mother, Mattie W. Keen; a sister, Sandra Waddell of Sims; and four  
brothers, Charles Kenneth Keen, Ray Thomas Keen, Gene Ted Keen and Edward Carl  
Keen, all of Wilson.
  The family will receive friends at 400 E. Hornes Church Road at all times.

John F. Hollingsworth
Oct. 7, 1941 June 24, 2001
  WILMINGTON — John Frederick Hollingsworth, 59, a native of Fremont, died  
Sunday at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. A graveside service will be  
conducted by the Rev. Will Hoyle at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Oleander Memorial  
Gardens.
  Surviving are his wife, Karen McHenry Hollingsworth; one daughter, Susana  
Hollingsworth of Wilmington; two sisters, Trina Pridgen of Carolina Beach and  
Penny Ward of Selma; three brothers, Jerry Hollingsworth of Surf City, John  
Pridgen of El Paso, Texas, and Todd Shearin of Selma; and two grandchildren.
  The family will receive friends at Andrews Mortuary Market Street Chapel from  
7-8 tonight.

Vivian H. Harrelson
Dec. 23, 1919 June 11, 2001
  NICEVILLE, Fla. — Vivian H. Harrelson, 81, a native of Wilson, N.C., died June  
11. The funeral was held June 15 at McLaughlin Twin Cities Funeral Home. Burial  
followed in Liveoak Cemetery, Crestview.
  She served in the U.S. Army Nursing Corps during World War II.
  Surviving are a daughter, Vicki Marie Keider of Fort Walton Beach; two sons,  
William R. Harrelson of Houston and John R. “Dicky” Harrelson of Valparaiso;  
three sisters, Agnes Hinnant, Helen Minchew and Eloise Ritch, all of Wilson,  
N.C.; three brothers, Nathan Howell of Raleigh, N.C., Milford Howell of Wilson,  
N.C. and Harold Howell of Norfolk, Va.; four grandchildren; and three great-
grandchildren.

Charles L. Braswell Sr.
Nov. 22, 1932 June 25, 2001
  ROCKY MOUNT — Charles Linwood Braswell Sr., 68, a native of Wilson County,   
died Monday at UNC Hospital. The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. William  
Grisham at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the chapel of Bowling Funeral Home. Burial will  
follow in Rocky Mount Memorial Park.
  Surviving are his wife, June Giddeons Braswell; two daughters, Susan Braswell  
Deans of Wilson and Ellen Braswell Livesay of Afton, Va.; one son, Chuck  
Braswell of Rocky Mount; three sisters, Evelyn B. Webb of Town Creek, Peggy  
Braswell of Rocky Mount and Nancy Muckenfuss of Florence, S.C.; one brother,  
Graham Braswell of Newport; and four grandchildren.
  The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7-8:30 tonight and at  
other times at 729 York St.

Albert V. Fredette
Dec. 21, 1939 June 25, 2001
  Albert Valmore “Al” Fredette, 61, died Monday. The funeral will be conducted  
by the Rev. Ray Barnhill and 3:30 p.m. Thursday at Joyner’s Funeral Home, 4100  
U.S. 264 West. Burial will follow in Evergreen Memorial Gardens.
  Surviving are his wife, Lillie Gray Collier Fredette; three daughters, Angela  
Joy F. Oakley of Catonsville, Md., Rolande Irene Holland of Wilson and Penny M.  
Brock of Spring Hope; a son, Al Nelson Fredette of Lucama; two sisters, Jeanette  
Proctor of California and Rosemary Goodman of New Hampshire; two brothers, Hank  
Fredette of Massachusetts and Larry Fredette of Washington, D.C.; 12  
grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
  The family will receive friends at the funeral home Wednesday from 7-9 p.m.  
and at other times at 4715 Old Merck Road.

Paul Sanders
  Paul Sanders, 80, of 6339 Joyner Road, Elm City died today at Wilson Medical  
Center.
  Arrangements are incomplete and being handled by Hamilton Funeral Chapel, 726  
S. Tarboro St.

David Ford Jr.
  GOLDSBORO — David Ford Jr., 63, died Sunday at Wayne Memorial Hospital.
  Arrangements are incomplete and being handled by Hamilton Funeral Chapel of  
Goldsboro.


June 27, 2001

Winfield Telfor
July 4, 1921 June 22, 2001
  ROCKY MOUNT — Winfield Telfor, a native of Wilson County, died June 22. The  
funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Terry Stample at 1 p.m. Friday at the  
chapel of Hunter-Odom Funeral Service. Burial will follow in Oakland Cemetery,  
Nashville.
  Surviving are his wife, Mary A. Telfor; one daughter, Quencine Johnson of  
Wilson; one sister, Susie T. Bullock of Elm City; eight grandchildren; and 10  
great-grandchildren.
  Visitation will be at the funeral home Thursday from 2-8 p.m.

Robert L. Barnes
Dec. 14, 1919 June 25, 2001
  Robert “Rally” Lee Barnes, 81, a resident of Friendly Elm Nursing Home, Elm  
City, died Monday at Wilson Medical Center. The funeral will be conducted by  
Bishop Claude R. Barnes at 2 p.m. Friday at Hamilton Funeral Chapel, 726 S.  
Tarboro St. Burial will follow in Hamilton Burial Garden.
  Surviving are his wife, Lossie Rountree Barnes; four daughters, Iris Alston of  
Newport News, Va., Joan B. Barnes and Gloria “Sofee” Daniels, both of Clinton,  
Md., and Carolyn Banks of Norwalk, Conn.; seven sons, James T. Rountree of  
Willingboro, N.J., Bishop Claude R. Barnes of Philadelphia, Bobby E. Barnes,  
Tony Barnes and Jerry Lee Barnes, all of Wilson, Elder Walter R. Barnes and the  
Rev. Welton Barnes, both of Raleigh; 22 grandchildren; and 22 great-
grandchildren.
  The body may be viewed at the funeral home Thursday from 3-9 p.m. with the  
family receiving friends there Friday from 1:30-2 p.m. and at other times at  
2400 Adventura Lane where they will assemble one hour before the funeral.

Kathryn J. Bolger
May 8, 1914 June 26, 2001
  Kathry Jutting Bolger, 87, died Tuesday. A memorial service will be held at a  
later date.
  Surviving are her husband, Claude Bolger; 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.

Chester Ward
  Chester “Red” Ward, 68, of 2200 Imperial Ave. died Wednesday at his residence.
  Arrangements are incomplete and being handled by Hamilton Funeral Chapel, 726  
S. Tarboro St.

Charles J. Mathis II
Nov. 29, 1990 June 26, 2001
  Charles Joseph “C.J.” Mathis II, 10, of 8237 N.C. 222 died Tuesday at Pitt  
County Memorial Hospital. The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at  
Farmville Funeral Home Church Street Chapel.
  He was a member of St. Elizabeth Catholic Church.
  Surviving are his parents, “Chuck” Mathis and Carol Ann Mathis; two sisters,  
Angela Marie Mathis and Jennifer Ann Mathis, both of the home; maternal  
grandmother, Mary Chamberlain of Grifton; paternal grandparents, Charles and  
Marie Mathis of Lexington, Ohio; maternal great-grandmother, Sallie Robertson of  
Grifton.
  The family will receive friends at the funeral home Friday from 7-9 p.m.


June 28, 2001

Sallie R. Ward
Aug. 15, 1932 June 23, 2001
  Sallie Richardson Ward, 68, of Portsmouth, Va., formerly of Wilson, died  
Saturday at Maryview Medical Center. A graveside service will be conducted by  
the Rev. William Best at 11 a.m. Saturday in Rest Haven Cemetery.
  Surviving are four sons, Sylvester “Teddy: Ward, Jr. and James Michael Ward,  
both of Wilson, Timothy Grant Ward and Vincent Colby Ward, both of Portsmouth,  
Va.; two brothers, Gilbert Richardson and James H. Richardson, both of Fort  
Wayne, Ind.; 10 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
  Arrangements are being handled by Edwards Funeral Home, 805 E. Nash St.

Bessie Mae T. Cockrell
  Bessie Mae Taylor Cockrell, 83, died Wednesday at Avante at Wilson. A  
graveside service will be held at 3 p.m. Friday in Evergreen Memorial Gardens.
  Surviving are five daughters, Judy Barnes, Bernice Bunn and Brenda Godwin, all  
of Kenly, Shirley Scott of Wilson and Peggy Clark of Angier; three sons, Steve  
Cockrell and Johnny Cockrell Sr., both of Elm City, and Dallas Cockrell of  
Lucama; one sister, Catherine Pierce of Spring Hope; two half brothers, Dallas  
Taylor of Wilson and Junior Taylor of Black Creek; 22 grandchildren; and 21  
great-grandchildren.
  The family will receive friends at Thomas-Yelverton Funeral Service, 2704 W.  
Nash St., Friday from 1-3 p.m.

Evon M. Pippiens
  Evon Melvin Pippiens, 44, of 4554 Evansdale Road died Wednesday at Kitty  
Askins Hospice Center, Goldsboro.
  Arrangements are incomplete and being handled by Edwards Funeral Home, 805 E.  
Nash St.

Oscar Jones Sr.
  Oscar Jones Sr., 80, of 639 Suggs St. died Wednesday at Johnston Memorial  
Hospital, Smithfield.
  Arrangements are incomplete and being handled by Hamilton Funeral Chapel, 726  
S. Tarboro St.


June 29, 2001

Randolph Baldwin
Dec. 12, 1941 June 23, 2001
  Randolph Baldwin of Landover, Md., a native of Kenly, died June 23. The  
funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Brenda Stewart at 1 p.m. Saturday at  
Walter Sanders Funeral Home, Smithfield. Burial will follow in Rest Haven  
Cemetery, Wilson.
  Surviving are his wife, Edith Baldwin; one daughter, Angela Payne of Marlow  
Heights, Md.; his mother, Fronia P. Baldwin of Kenly; five sisters, Joyce Faye  
Boyd of Greensboro, Janice G. Brown of Greensboro, Fronia Delilah Chambers and  
Wanda R. Hamilton, both of Fort Washington, Md., and Tanya Y. Ruffin of Wilson;  
three brothers, Benny J. Baldwin and Ronnie Baldwin, both of Landover, Md., and  
Glenn Russell Baldwin of Washington, D.C.; several grandchildren and great-
grandchildren.
  The body may be viewed at the funeral home three hours prior to the service.

William E. Cherry Sr.
Nov. 11, 1917 June. 27, 2001
  WASHINGTON, N.C. — William Elwood Cherry, Sr., 83, died Wednesday at Pitt  
County Memorial Hospital. A graveside service was be conducted by S. Ray West at  
11 a.m. today in Oakdale Cemetery.
  Surviving are two daughters, including Ann Mullins of Elm City; one son; four  
brothers and sisters; four granddaughters; and three great-grandchildren.
  Arrangements were handled by Paul Funeral Home.

Paul Sanders
July 10, 1920 June 26, 2001
  Paul Sanders, 80, of 6339 Joyner Road, Elm City, died Tuesday at Wilson  
Medical Center. The funeral will be conducted by Elder Willie E. Hill Sr. at  
Cherry Chapel Missionary Baptist Church, 102 U.S. 301 North, Elm City. Burial  
will follow in Hamilton Burial Garden, Wilson.
  Sanders was a member of Cherry Chapel Missionary Baptist Church.
  Surviving are one daughter, Helen Jean Bullock of Washington, D.C.; two  
grandsons; six great-grandchildren; and one niece, Annie Doris Batts of Elm  
City, with whom he lived.
  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.

Oscar Jones Sr.
Nov. 30, 1920 June 27, 2001
  Oscar “Boot” Jones Sr., 80, of Britthaven Nursing Home, Smithfield, formerly  
of 639 Suggs St., died Wednesday at Johnston Memorial Hospital, Smithfield. The  
funeral will be conducted by Bishop Bobby Proctor at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Glory  
Baptist Church, 502 S.W. Jordan St. Burial will follow in Fremont Cemetery.
  Jones was retired from Export Leaf Tobacco Company.
  Surviving are two daughters, Teretha Jones of Erwin and Bertha King of  
Washington, D.C.; six sons, Willie Jones, Stanley Jones and Ernest Jones, all of  
Wilson, Darnell Edwards of Philadelphia, Oscar Jones Jr. of Princeton and Kaster  
Darnell Jones of Alexandria, La.; four sisters, Pauline Jones, Elizabeth  
Wilkerson and Ida Mae Holden, all of Spring Hope, and Emma Felix of Rocky Mount;  
three brothers, Willie Jones of Chicago, John Jones of Temple Hills, Md., and  
James Walter Jones of Raleigh; 25 grandchildren; and 40 great-grandchildren.
  The body may be viewed at Hamilton Funeral Chapel, 726 S. Tarboro St.,  
Saturday from 3-9 p.m. with the family receiving friends there from 7-8 p.m. and  
at other times at 601 W. First St., Princeton, where they will assemble one hour  
before the funeral.

Hattie E. Battle
Oct. 10, 1916 June 24, 2001
  Hattie E. Battle, 84, of 4924 White Oak Loop died Sunday at her residence. The  
funeral will be conducted by Elder Lester Gay at 1 p.m. Sunday at Lewis Chapel  
Free Will Baptist Church, Farmville. Burial will follow in Sunset Memorial Park,  
Farmville.
  She was a member of Lewis Chapel Free Will Baptist Church where she served on  
the mother board, senior choir, senior usher board, flower club, the Household  
of Ruth, the Sick Community Club, Helping Hands Club and the Distress Club.
  Surviving are  seven daughters, Brenda Allen and Hattie Davis, both of Wilson,  
Jossie Williams of Boston, Dorothy Rogers of Dorchester, Mass., Lula Harris and  
Sarah Tyson, both of Stamford, Conn., and Elaine Gordon of Virginia Beach, Va.;  
two sons, Sam Ray Battle of Philadelphia and James Carlton Barnes of Wilson; one  
sister, Lila Dale Speight of Snow Hill; 27 grandchildren; 62 great-
grandchildren; and 15 great-great-grandchildren.
  The body may be viewed at Hamilton Funeral Chapel, 726 S. Tarboro St.,  
Saturday from 1-5 p.m. with the family receiving friends there from 7-9 p.m. and  
at other times at the residence where they will assemble one hour before the  
funeral.

Chester Ward
June 23, 1933 June 27, 2001
  Chester “Red” Ward, 68, of 2200 Imperial Ave. died Wednesday at his residence.  
The funeral will be conducted by Elder William Moore III at 11 a.m. Saturday at  
L.N. Forbes Original Free Will Baptist Tabernacle, 1800 Lane St. Extension.  
Burial will follow in Rest Haven Cemetery.
  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.

Evon M. Pippiens
Dec. 12, 1956 June 27, 2001
  Evon M. Pippiens, 44, of 4554 Evansdale Road died Wednesday at Kitty Askins  
Hospice Center, Goldsboro. The funeral will be conducted by Shirley Hawkins at 3  
p.m. Sunday at St. Rose Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ), 605 S. Douglas  
St. Burial will follow in Rest Haven Cemetery.
  Surviving are her husband, Alton Pippiens; two daughters, Chavonne Pippiens  
and Brandee Pippiens, both of the home; three sons, Eric Pippiens of Raleigh,  
Markee Pippiens and Alton Pippiens, both of the home; her father, Buddy Lucas of  
Wilson; four sisters, Patricia Bailey of Bailey, Barbara Jean Eatmon and Mary  
Bailey, both of Wilson, and Annie Ruth Melvin of Baltimore; four brothers,  
Jerome Melvin of Snow Hill, Tony Melvin, Anthony Melvin and Ronnie Melvin, all  
of Wilson.
  The body may be viewed at Edwards Funeral Home, 805 E. Nash St., Saturday from  
2-8  p.m. The family will receive friends at the residence and will assemble  
there one hour before the funeral.

Charlie Pender Jr.
  Charlie Pender Jr., 71, of Mayodan, formerly of Kenly, died Thursday.
  Arrangements are incomplete and being handled by Coley Funeral Home, Kenly.

Irene B. Tedder
  Irene B. Tedder, 89, of 401 Stadium St., formerly of Kenly, died Thursday.
  Arrangements are incomplete and being handled by Coley Funeral Home, Kenly.

Sallie R. Ward
  Sallie Richardson Ward is also survived by a sister, Delane J. Richardson of  
Portsmouth, Va.
  Her name was omitted in Thursday’s edition. The Daily Times regrets the error.


June 30, 2001

Curtis H. Glover
  MIDDLESEX — Curtis Hartsell Glover, 87, of 4762 Hopkins Road died Friday at  
his home. The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Philip Lawson at 3 p.m.  
Sunday at Gold Valley Church of God of Prophecy. Burial will follow in Spring  
Hope Memorial Gardens.
  Surviving are two daughters, Carole Joyner of Rocky Mount and Deborah Carter  
of Zebulon; two sons, Randy Glover of Spring Hope and Dwaine Glover of Wilson;  
two stepdaughters, Jennifer Shavers of Greenville and Rene Rowe of Newport;  
eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren and five step-grandchildren.
  The family will be at Spring Hope Funeral home tonight from 7-8:30 and other  
times at the home.

Irene B. Tedder
  Irene Barnes Tedder, 89, of 401 Stadium St., formerly of Kenly, died Thursday  
at Pitt Memorial Hospital in Greenville. The funeral will be conducted by Elder  
Rudy Jones and Elder Delbert Carroway at 3 p.m. Sunday at Coley Funeral Home  
Chapel. Burial will follow in the Upper Black Creek Church cemetery.
  Surviving are seven daughters, Beulah Ferrell, Elgie Lamm and Mary Capps, all  
of Wilson; Margaret Jarrett of Charlotte, Jean Durham of Elizabeth City, and  
Carroll Bass and Laurene Holland, both of Kenly; one son, Selby Tedder of  
Virginia Beach, Va.; three sisters, Hazel Parker of Arlington, Va., Elsie Barnes  
of Wilson and Mildred Grand of Kenly; one brother, Clifton Barnes of Washington;  
and 21 grandchildren.
  Visitation will be at Coley Funeral Home from 7-9 tonight.

Charlie Pender Jr.
  Charlie Pender Jr., 71, of 303 W. Main St., Mayodan, formerly of Kenly, died  
Thursday at Morehead Hospital in Eden. A graveside service will be conducted by  
Elder Rudy Jones today at 4 p.m. at Pittman Cemetery.
  Surviving are two daughters, Bonnie Baker of Lake Worth, Fla., and Tammy  
Mattson of West Palm Beach, Fla.; four stepdaughters, Judy Transue of Homestead,  
Fla., Debbie Warrick of Loxachatchee, Fla., Brenda Kirkpatric of Parker, Pa. and  
Jenny Miller of Miami, Okla.; two stepsons, David Baker of Ohio and Mike Baker  
of Homestead, Fla; one sister, Edna Tart of Stoneville; one grandchild; and 16  
step-grandchildren.
  Visitation will be at Coley Funeral home from 2:30-3:30 today.

Wilton C. Hinnant
  Wilton Clee Hinnant, 78, of 2828 Tilghman Road, died Friday at his residence.  
The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. John Wenberg at 2 p.m. Sunday at  
Thomas-Yelverton Funeral Chapel. Burial will follow at Evergreen Memorial  
Gardens.
  Hinnant was the former owner of the Wilson Doughnut Shop.
  Surviving are his wife, Eunice Boykin Hinnant; one daughter, Betty Hinnant of  
the home; two sons, Donald Wayne Hinnant of Charleston, S.C. and Richard Boykin  
Hinnant of Winston-Salem; two sisters, Rachel Peacock of Kenly and Becky Latham  
of Wilson; one brother, Doug Hinnant of Wilson; and two grandchildren.
  The family will be at Thomas-Yelverton Funeral Service, 2704 W. Nash St., from  
7-8:30 tonight.

William J. Fields
  PIKEVILLE — William J. “Bill” Fields, 81, of 752 Gurley Dairy Road, died  
Friday at the Brian Center. The funeral will be at 4 p.m. Sunday at Shackleford  
Funeral Chapel. Burial will follow at Pikeville Cemetery.
  Surviving are his wife, Eloise Peele Fields; three daughters, Carol Teachey of  
Lucama, Billie Jean Whitfield of Chocowinity and Patricia Walker of Brunswick,  
Maine; one son, David Fields of Chocowinity; one sister, Mary Ellen Savre of  
Great Falls, Mont.; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
  The family will be at Shackleford Funeral Service, 102 N. Pine St., Fremont,  
from 7-8:30 tonight and other times at the residence.

Aaron M. Proctor
  NASHVILLE — Aaron Matthews Proctor, 81, died Thursday.
  Arrangements are incomplete and will be handled by Bowling Funeral Home of  
Rocky Mount.


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