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March 1, 2001

Lillian G. Weese
Feb. 11, 1923 Feb. 17, 2001
  NEW BRAUNFELS, Texas — Lillian Galloway Weese, 78, a native of Walstonburg,  
N.C., died Feb. 17 at Methodist Transplant and Specialty Hospital, San Antonio.  
The funeral was held Feb. 20 at Zoeller Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in  
Guadalupe Valley Memorial Park Cemetery.
  Surviving are three daughters, Aleta Gase, Kathy Drouin and Ellen Munguia;  
three sons, Erich Weese, Bill Hardison and Tracy Weese; two sisters, Axie Eason  
and Agnes Horton; three brothers, Paul Galloway, Clifton Galloway and Irvin  
Galloway; 20 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-
grandchildren.

Maggie Woodard
  Maggie Woodard, 89, a resident of Brian Center, died Feb. 24 at Wilson Medical  
Center. The funeral will be conducted by Elder Paul Bunch at 1 p.m. Saturday at  
L.N. Forbes Original Free Will Baptist Tabernacle, 1800 Lane St. Burial will  
follow in Rest Haven Cemetery.
  Surviving are one daughter, Cora Forte of Wilson; five brothers, Charlie  
Woodard and Albert Woodard, both of Sharpsburg, Steve Woodard of Portsmouth,  
Va., Aaron Woodard of Rockville, Md., and Kenneth Woodard of Cleveland, Ohio;  
five grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; seven  
stepgrandchildren; and 17 stepgreat-grandchildren.
  The body may be viewed at King & Darden Funeral Home, 325 E. Nash St., Friday  
from 2-8:30 p.m. with the family receiving friends there from 7-8 p.m. and at  
other times at the residence of her daughter, 404 Garner St., where they will  
assemble one hour before the funeral.

Jane W. High
  Jane Williams High, 81, died Thursday at Avante at Wilson. The funeral will be  
conducted by the Rev. Benny Poythress at 11 a.m. Saturday at Shingleton Funeral  
Home Chapel, 2407 W. Nash St. Entombment will follow in Evergreen Memorial  
Gardens.
  Surviving are four daughters, Doris Skinner and Brenda Pearce, both of Wilson,  
and Linda Wimberly and Sandra Skinner, both of Lucama; one sister, Tiney  
Viverette of Gainesville, Fla.; four grandchildren; and three great-
grandchildren.
  The family will receive friends at the funeral home Friday from 7-9 p.m.


March 2, 2001

James H. Barnes
  James Henry Barnes, 64, of Sanford, formerly of Kenly, died Wednesday. A  
memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Coley Funeral Home Chapel,  
Kenly.
  Surviving are his wife, Betty Crocker Barnes; two daughters, Betty Brown of  
New Bern and Crystal McKinzie of Holly Ridge; a son, James Edward Barnes of  
Sanford; one sister, Shirley Shea of Washington, N.C.; two brothers, Charles  
Barnes of Black Creek and John Barnes of Pineville; and two grandchildren.
  The family will receive friends at the home of Mary Crocker Mosley, 190 Antler  
Drive, Wilson Mills.

Charles S. Langley
Aug. 6, 1939 March 1, 2001
  ROCKY MOUNT — Charles Sidney Langley, 61, died Thursday at his home. A  
graveside service will be conducted by the Rev. Bill Rose Sunday at 3 p.m. at  
Rocky Mount Memorial Park Mausoleum.
  Surviving are his wife; one daughter; one son, Sidney Ross Langley of  
Sharpsburg; his mother; two sisters, including Peggy Vester of Sharpsburg; and  
two brothers.
  The family will receive friends at Bowling Funeral Home Saturday from 6-8:30  
p.m.

Danny Allen
  Danny Allen, 55, of Philadelphia, formerly of Wilson, died Feb. 27 at Louis  
Stokes Veterans Administration Hospital, Cleveland, Ohio. The funeral will be  
conducted by the Rev. Darrick Barnes at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Calvary Holiness  
Church, 515 Daniel St. Burial will follow in Rest Haven Cemetery.
  Surviving are four daughters, Dannette Allen, Brett Allen, Brenda T. Allen   
and Crystal Allen, all of Philadelphia; four sons, Eugene Allen, Danny Allen  
Jr., Danny Ray Allen and Nobel Drew Allen, all of Philadelphia; seven sisters,  
Geraldine Forte of Cary, Doris Whitaker of Woodbridge, Va., Barbara Allen of  
Suitland, Md., Clara Canady, Venice Allen and Yvonne Rountree, all of Wilson,  
and Elizabeth Gear of Raleigh; one brother, Wade Allen of Virginia; his  
stepfather, Roscoe Rountree of Wilson; three stepsons, Triston Brown, Andrew  
Brown and Carey Brown, all of Philadelphia; and six grandchildren.
  The body may be viewed at King & Darden Funeral Home, 325 E. Nash St. Saturday  
from 2-8:30 p.m. with the family receiving friends there from 7-8 p.m. and at  
other times at 1009 Atlantic St. where they will assemble one hour before the  
funeral.

Joanne McFadden
  BALTIMORE — Joanne McFadden, 38, died Monday. The funeral will be held at 11  
a.m. Saturday at United Union Methodist Church. Burial will follow in Arbutus  
Cemetery.
  Surviving are her mother, Maggie Jones McFadden of Baltimore, formerly of  
Wilson, N.C.; three sisters; and three brothers.
  Arrangements are being handled by Albert P. Wylie Funeral Home

Lillie Braswell
  Lillie Braswell, 81, of 8651 Revell Road, Kenly, died Thursday at Johnston  
Memorial Hospital, Smithfield.
  Arrangements are incomplete and being handled by Hamilton Funeral Chapel, 726  
S. Tarboro St.


March 3, 2001

Rubie R. Bilke
Aug. 14, 1903 March 1, 2001
  RALEIGH — Rubie Robertson Bikle, 97, died Thursday. A graveside service will  
be held in Oakwood Cemetery at 2 p.m. today.
  Surviving are a daughter; a son, John George Bikle Jr. of Wilson; seven  
grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.
  The family will receive friends at 721-202 Bishops Park Drive.
  Arrangements are being handled by Brown-Wynne Funeral Home, St. Mary’s Street.

Louise C. Small
  GREENVILLE — Louise Cherry Small, 92, died Thursday. The funeral will be  
conducted at 1 p.m. Sunday at Mount Pleasant Christian Church. Burial will  
follow in the church cemetery.
  Surviving are a daughter; a son, Wilburn E. Small Jr. of Wilson; and two  
grandchildren.
  The family will receive friends from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. today at Wilkerson  
Funeral Home.

Lillie Mae A. Braswell
Oct. 19, 1919 March 1, 2001
  KENLY — Lillie Mae Ayers Braswell, 81, of 8651 Revell Road, died Thursday at  
Johnston Memorial Hospital, Smithfield.
  The funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at L.N. Forbes Original Free Will  
Baptist Tabernacle, 1800 Lane St. Ext., Wilson. Burial will follow in Rest Haven  
Cemetery.
  Surviving are two daughters, Gerri Braswell of the home and Retha Hucks of  
Maryland; three sons, James Braswell, McKennel Braswell and Terry Braswell, all  
of Kenly; one sister, Vivian Braswell of Syracuse, N.Y.; one brother, Harvey  
Ayers of Goldsboro; a number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
  The body may be viewed Sunday from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Hamilton Funeral  
Chapel, 726 S. Tarboro St., Wilson. The family will receive friends at the  
residence where they will assemble one hour before to the funeral.

Tommy L. Johnson
Dec. 4, 1950 March 1, 2001
  GREENVILLE — Tommy Lee “Grocery Boy” Johnson, 50, of Greenfield Place,  
formerly of Wilson, died Thursday.
  Funeral arrangements are incomplete and are being handled by Hamilton Funeral  
Chapel, 726 S. Tarboro St., Wilson.

Elmer B. Taylor
WALSTONBURG — Elmer Bruce Taylor, 74, died Friday.
  Arrangements are incomplete and are being handled by Farmville Funeral Home.


March 5, 2001

Elmer B. Taylor
Jan. 8,1927 March 2, 2001
  WALSTONBURG — Elmer Bruce Taylor, 74, of 1796 Howell Swamp Road died Friday at  
his home. The funeral was conducted by the Rev. Tony Glass and the Rev. Ron  
Braxton at 11 a.m. today at Farmville Funeral Home Church Street Chapel. Burial  
followed in Walstonburg Cemetery.
  Taylor, a retired farmer, was a member of Howell Swamp Free Will Baptist  
Church and served as treasurer for 25 years. He was army veteran of World War  
II. He was a member of the American Legion Post 332 for 28 years and also served  
as commander.
  Surviving are his wife, Frances Sawry Taylor; two daughters, Kay Taylor of New  
York, N.Y., and Donna Jo Taylor of Liverpool, England; one son, Elmer Bruce  
Taylor Jr. of Walstonburg; his mother, Inez B. Taylor of Walstonburg; and two  
brothers, Bobby Earl Taylor of Greenville and Fred Taylor of Prince Frederick,  
Maryland.

Wiley C. Ivey
  SNOW HILL — Wiley C. Ivey, 86, formerly of Walstonburg, died Saturday. A  
graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Snow Hill Cemetery.
  Surviving are his wife, Doris Harrell Ivey of Snow Hill; a son, Robin Godwin  
of Walstonburg; and one granddaughter.
  The family will receive friends at Taylor-Edwards Funeral Home from 7-9  
tonight. Visitors are welcome to visit Mrs. Ivey at Britthaven Nursing Home,  
Room 711, Snow Hill.

Josephine M. Johnson
  KENLY — Josephine M. Johnson, 89, of 6252 Flower Hill Road died Friday. The  
funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Lewis Godwin at 3 p.m. Tuesday at Mount  
Zion Free Will Baptist Church. Burial will follow in the Johnson Family  
Cemetery.
  Surviving are two daughters, Nadine Crocker and Jackie Narron, both of Kenly;  
two sisters, Bessie Hawkins of Oklahoma and Nellie Quakenbush of Kansas; eight  
grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.
  The family will receive friends at Coley Funeral Home from 7-9 tonight.

Isaac J. Hilliard Jr.
  Isaac James Hilliard Jr., 41, of 918 Carolina St. died Saturday at Wilson  
Medical Center.
  Arrangements are incomplete and being handled by Hamilton Funeral Chapel, 726  
S. Tarboro St.

Martha W. Whitley
  PINETOPS — Martha W. Whitley, 91, died Saturday. The funeral will be held at 2  
p.m. today at Eagles Baptist Church. Burial will follow in Macclesfield  
Cemetery.
  Arrangements are being handled by Carlise Funeral Home, Tarboro.

William Morgan
  William Morgan, 65, died today. Arrangements are incomplete and being handled  
by Joyner’s Funeral Home, 4100 U.S. 264 West.

Alvin J. Davis
  KENLY — Alvin J. “Buddy” Davis, 51, of N.C. 581 West died Sunday.
  Arrangements are incomplete and being handled by Coley Funeral Home.

June A. Watson
  KENLY — June Allen Watson, 93, of  5875 N.C. 581 died Sunday.
  Arrangements are incomplete and being handled by Coley Funeral Home.


March 6, 2001

William C. Morgan
Oct. 6, 1935 March 5, 2001
  SAMARIA — William C. Morgan, 65, died Monday. The funeral will be conducted by  
the Rev. Butch Gordon at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Samaria Baptist Church. Burial will  
follow in the church cemetery.
  Surviving are his wife, Kitt Morgan; two daughters, Dawn Ellis and Jamie  
Morgan, both of Wilson; one sister, Annie Ruth Morgan of Samaria; two brothers,  
John Morgan of Spring Hope and Carold Morgan of Raleigh; and one grandson.
  The family will receive friends at the church from 7-9 tonight and at other  
times at 9413 N.C. 97 West, Middlesex.

June A. Watson
  KENLY — June Allen Watson, 93, died Sunday at Wilson Medical Center. The  
funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Alex Maultsby at 1 p.m. Wednesday at  
Buckhorn United Methodist Church. Burial will follow in Buckhorn Cemetery.
  Surviving are one daughter, June Rose Watson of Buckhorn; one son, Linwood R.  
Watson of Calabash; two grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
  The family will receive friends at Coley Funeral Home from 7-8:30 tonight.

Alvin J. Davis
  KENLY — Alvin J. “Buddy” Davis, 51, of 6823 N.C. 581 died Sunday at Wayne  
Memorial Hospital, Goldsboro. The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Jerry  
Andrews at 7 tonight at Coley Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be Wednesday at  
11 a.m. in Kenly Cemetery.
  Davis was a member of Kenly Church of God.
  Surviving are his wife, Thelma Horne Davis; one daughter, Jannie Renee Davis  
Brown of Kenly; two sons, Horace Alvin Davis III of Fremont and Joseph Robert  
Davis of Kenly; his father, Horace A. Davis of Garner; four sisters, Betty  
Mercer of Vanceboro, Pauline Lupton of Bayboro, Thelma Lundy of Garner and Joyce  
Strickland of Raleigh; one brother, Ray Davis of Zebulon; and three  
grandchildren.
  The family will receive friends at the funeral home following the funeral.

Tommy Lee Johnson
Dec. 4, 1950 March 1, 2001
  Tommy Lee “Grocery Boy” Johnson, 50, of Greenville, formerly of Wilson, died  
Thursday. The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Oscar Pender at 1 p.m.  
Wednesday at Wilson Chapel Free Will Baptist Church, 513 E. Barnes St. Burial  
will follow in Hamilton Burial Garden.
  Johnson was employed at Lowe’s.
  Surviving are his wife, Shirley Johnson of Elm City; two daughters, Cherie  
Nicole Johnson of Elm City and Jackie Bailey of Bailey; one son, Michael Griffin  
of Germany; his mother, Lillie Mae Johnson of Wilson; two sisters, Lillie Cruz  
and Stella Batts, both of Wilson; and four brothers, Charles Johnson, Russell  
Johnson and Dannie Johnson, all of Wilson, and Willie Johnson Jr. of San Diego,  
Calif.
  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 601 Dew St. where they will assemble one hour before the funeral.

Daisy R. Pender
  Daisy Belle Raper Pender, 85, of 416 N. Parker St., Elm City, died Sunday at  
Friendly Elm Rest Home. The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Donnie Price  
at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Thomas-Yelverton Funeral Service, 2704 W. Nash St. Burial  
will follow in Maplewood Cemetery.
  Surviving are an aunt and nieces and nephews.
  The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7-8:30 tonight.

Beatrice W. Sharp
  Beatrice Watson Sharp, 73, died Monday at Wilson Medical Center. The funeral  
will be conducted by the Rev. Bobby Ferrell at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Free Spirit  
Free Will Baptist Church, Highway 301 South. Burial will follow in Evergreen  
Memorial Gardens.
  She was retired from Samsons Manufacturing Company with 37 years of service.
  Surviving are her husband, Charlie Sharp; two sons, Shelton Mullen of Lucama  
and Tony Mullen of Wilmington; four sisters, Thelma Turner of Wilson, Ruby  
Currie of Kenly, Lissie Turner of Lucama and Arlene Lamm of Wilson; two  
brothers, Clifton Watson of Wilson and Elton Watson of Goldsboro; eight  
grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
  The family will receive friends at Shingleton Funeral Home, 2407 W. Nash St.,  
from 7-9 tonight and at other times at 104 Randolph St.

Amanda R. Owens
May 17, 1926 March 5, 2001
  FOUNTAIN — Amanda Ruth Owens, 74, of Wilson Street died Monday at Pitt County  
Memorial Hospital, Greenville. A memorial service will be conducted by the Rev.  
Claude Andrews at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Fountain Presbyterian Church.
  Arrangements are being handled by Farmville Funeral Home.

Beulah B. Hinnant
May 16, 1908 March 6, 2001
  Beulah Boyette Hinnant, 92, died today. The funeral will be conducted by the  
Rev. Alex Maultsby at 11 a.m. Thursday at Buckhorn United Methodist Church.  
Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
  Surviving are two daughters, Rebecca H. Scott of Wilson and Alice Ferrell  
Schodly of Juno Beach, Fla.; one son, Roland Jennings Hinnant of Kenly; two  
sisters, Frances Boyette of Wilson and Lois B. Flowers of Leesburg, Fla.; one  
brother, Larry A. Boyette of Kenly; eight grandchildren; and 10 great-
grandchildren.
  The family will receive friends Wednesday from 7-8:30 p.m. at Joyner’s Funeral  
Home, 4100 U.S. 264 West, and at other times at 6013 N.C. 581, Kenly.

Noah Harris
  Noah Harris of 5206 N.C. 91 died Monday at Kitty Askins Hospice Center,  
Goldsboro.
  Arrangements are incomplete and being handled by Hamilton Funeral Chapel, 726  
S. Tarboro St.


March 7, 2001

Erin M. Faulkner
March 31, 2001 March 31, 2001
  Erin Michelle Faulkner, an infant, died Saturday at Duke University Hospitals,  
Durham. The burial was held Sunday in the Perry Family Cemetery, Bailey.
  Surviving are her parents, Paul and Brandi Faulkner of Wilson; one sister,  
Sierra Faulkner of the home; her maternal grandmother, Debbie Pearson of Wilson;  
maternal grandfather, Raymond Perry of Wilson; and maternal great-grandmother,  
Sulla Perry of Bailey.

Betty Jean B. Nanney
  FARMVILLE — Betty Jean Baker Nanney, 65, died Tuesday at Pitt County Memorial  
Hospital. The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Wilkerson Funeral Home  
Chapel, Greenville. Burial will follow in Pinewood Memorial Park.
  She was a member of St. Paul’s Pentecostal Holiness Church.
  Surviving are two daughters, Sharon Lee Wells of Farmville and Karen Marie  
Nanney of the home; two sons, Edgar Earl Nanney Jr. and Jamie Ray Nanney, both  
of Farmville; three sisters, Eva Mae Moore of Wilson and Rachel Bridgeman and  
Peggy Rouse, both of Washington, N.C.; two brothers, Joseph Baker of Farmville  
and Leland “Buddy” Baker of Washington, N.C.; five grandchildren; and one great-
grandchild.
  The family will receive friends at the funeral home Thursday from 7-9 p.m. and  
other times at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Nanney, 3904 Nanney Lane.

W. David Osborne
  William David Osborne, 53, of 4713 Evansdale Road died Tuesday at Wilson  
Medical Center. A graveside service will be conducted by the Rev. Johnny Taylor  
at 2 p.m. Thursday in Evergreen Memorial Gardens.
  Osborne was a former employee of Cook’s Department Store.
  Surviving are two sons, Christopher Lee Osborne and William David Osborne Jr.,  
both of Richmond, Va.; four sisters, Almeda Pruett of Wilson, Margie Allen of  
Bailey, Patsy Davison of Richmond, Va., and Shirley Lester of Warrenton, Va.;  
one brother, Douglas Mack Osborne of Ayden; and two grandchildren.
  The family will receive friends at Shingleton Funeral Home, 2407 W. Nash St.  
from 7-9 tonight.

Ruth Bell
  Ruth Bell of 1805 Lipscomb Road died Tuesday at her residence.
  Arrangements are incomplete and being handled by Hamilton Funeral Chapel, 726  
S. Tarboro St.

Andre Perry
  Elder Andre Perry died Monday at Pitt County Memorial Hospital.
  Arrangements are incomplete and being handled by Flanagan Funeral Home,  
Greenville.

Deborah A. Arnold
  Deborah Ann Arnold, 48, died Sunday.
  Arrangements are incomplete and being handled by Joyner’s Funeral Home, 4100  
U.S. 264 West.


March 8, 2001

Jeffrey K. Moore
  Jeffrey Keith Moore, 45, of Forestville, Md., died Feb. 28 at D.C. General  
Hospital. The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. James Ellis at 2 p.m.  
Saturday at Paul’s Chapel AME  Zion Church, Appie. Burial will follow in St.  
Delight Cemetery.
  Surviving are two daughters, August Ford and Takia Ford of the home; four  
sons, Tavares Maye of Wilson, Jeffrey Keith Ford, Juwan Ford and Juquan Ford,  
all of the home; his mother, Olivia Baker Moore of Stantonsburg; four sisters,  
Cora L. Palmer of Plainfield, N.J., Barbara Moore Taylor and Latonya D. French,  
both of Wilson, and Sandra G. Ward of Saratoga; and one brother, Charlie Moore  
Jr. of Stantonsburg.
  The body may be viewed at S. Connor Memorial Funeral Home, Farmville, Friday  
from 7-8 p.m.

Deborah A. Arnold
July 23, 1952 March 4, 2001
  Deborah Ann Arnold, 48, died Sunday. The funeral will be conducted by Bishop  
Joseph Mooring at 6 p.m. Saturday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day  
Saints.
  Surviving are three daughters, Erin Newton Batts, Holly Newton and Ashley  
Brown, all of Wilson; her parents, Russell and Arlene Banister Arnold of Roper;  
one brother, Wyatt Arnold of Wilson; and one grandson.
  Arrangements are being handled by Joyner’s Funeral Home, 4100 U.S. 264 West.

Andre L. Perry
  Elder Andre Lee Perry, 42, of Greenville died Monday at Pitt County Memorial  
Hospital. The funeral will be held at noon Saturday at L.N. Forbes Original Free  
Will Baptist Tabernacle, 1800 Lane St. Burial will follow in Holly Hill Church  
Cemetery, Belvoir.  
  Elder Perry was former youth pastor at Perry’s Temple Original Free Will  
Baptist Church and former pastor of New Bethel Free Will Baptist Church of  
Fremont. He was a member of Perry’s Temple Original Free Will Baptist Church and  
pastor of Washington Branch Free Will Baptist Church of Snow Hill.
  Surviving are his wife, Sandra Barnes Perry; one daughter, Jennifer Perry of  
the home; two sons, Andre Marques Anderson of Belmar, N.J., and Philip Perry of  
the home; his parents, Bishop Joseph N. Perry and Annie Brown Perry of Wilson;  
three sisters, Angela Perry of Wilson, Michelle Little and Venetia Waters, both  
of Greenville; two brothers, Jermaine Perry of Kenly and Andre Bandy of Wilson;  
and two grandchildren.
  The body may be viewed at Flanagan Funeral Home, Greenville, Friday from 1-4  
p.m. and at the church Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon. The family will receive  
friends at the funeral home Friday from 7-9 p.m.

Ruth R. Bell
March 15, 1937 March 6, 2001
  Ruth Ella Richardson Bell, 63, of 1805 Lipscomb Road died Tuesday at her  
residence. The funeral will be conducted by Steve Sakas at 1 p.m. Saturday at  
the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 1423 N.W. Forest Hills Road. Burial  
will follow in Hamilton Burial Garden.
  She was employed with Tri Component Products and was a member of the Kingdom  
Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses.
  Surviving are two sons, James Harvey Bell of Brooklyn, N.Y., and Raymond  
Dwayne Bell of the home; six sisters, Edna E. Smith of Stantonsburg, Deloris  
Johnson of the home, Geraldine Richardson and Lorine Richardson, both of  
Saratoga, Annie R. Coe of Pensacola, Fla., and Mary J. Artis of Wilson; two  
brothers, LeRoy Richardson of Saratoga and Bobby G. Richardson of Pensacola,  
Fla.; and four grandchildren.
  The body may be viewed at Hamilton Funeral Chapel, 726 S. Tarboro St., Friday  
from 3-9:30 p.m. with the family receiving friends there from 8:15-9:15 p.m. and  
at other times at the residence where they will assemble one hour before the  
funeral.

Noah Harris
Dec. 24, 1919 March 5, 2001
  Noah “Chicken” Harris, 81, of 5206 N.C. 91 East, died Monday at Kitty Askins  
Hospice Center, Goldsboro. The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. James  
Barron at Rountree Missionary Baptist Church, 2110 Martin Luther King Blvd.  
Burial will follow in Rest Haven Cemetery.
  Harris was a member of Rountree Missionary Baptist Church.
  Surviving are his wife, Eula Mae Pegues Harris; one daughter, Marlene B. Evans  
of Rocky Mount; one son, Noah A. Harris of Fayetteville; 10 stepchildren, Peggy  
Joyner, Reane Oates and Frank Oates, all of Forestville, Md., Patricia Oates of  
Silver Spring, Md., Duarthur Oates of Rocky Mount, Johnny Oates of Kinston,  
Frances Silver, Carlette Atkinson, Shirelle Edwards and Bill Oates, all of  
Wilson; two grandsons; and two great-grandchildren.
  The body may be viewed at Hamilton Funeral Chapel, 726 S. Tarboro St., Friday  
from 3-9 p.m. with the family receiving friends there from 7-8 p.m. and at other  
times at the residence where they will assemble one hour before the funeral.

William R. Pittman
March 18, 1922 March 6, 2001
  William Robert “Bill” Pittman, 78, of Lutz, Fla., formerly of Fountain, died  
Tuesday. A graveside service will be conducted by the Rev. Frank Cockrell at  
3:30 p.m. Saturday in Queen Anne Cemetery, Fountain.
  Pittman was a member of First Baptist Church of Lutz and was a U.S. Army Air  
Corps veteran of World War II.
  Surviving are his wife, Elaine Pittman; two daughters, Catherine Taber of  
Lutz, Fla., and Sandra Loyd of Land O’Lakes, Fla.; two sons, Jerry Ballard of  
Clayton, Ga., and Randy Ballard of Tampa, Fla.; three sisters, Margaret Gay of  
Greenville, Pauline Craft of Saratoga and Lois Baker of Fountain; two brothers,  
Fred Pittman of Stantonsburg and Ray Pittman of San Antonio, Texas; eight  
grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
  Arrangements are handled by Farmville Funeral Home.

Jeffrey L. Corbett
Nov. 13, 1958 March 5, 2001
  FARMVILLE — Jeffrey Lee Corbett, 42, of 611 Grimmersburg St. died Monday. A  
graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in Hollywood Cemetery.
  Surviving are one son, Brandon Corbett of Kinston; two sisters, Carol Boyette  
of Raleigh and Debbie Burroughs of Columbia, S.C.; and one brother, James Robert  
Corbett Jr. of Farmville.
  Arrangements are handled by Farmville Funeral Home.

Patsy H. Scott
  PIKEVILLE — Patsy H. Scott, 73, died Tuesday. The funeral will be held at 2  
p.m. today at Mount Carmel United Methodist Church. Burial will follow in  
Pikeville Cemetery.
  Arrangements are being handled by Seymour Funeral Home, Goldsboro.

George W. Pride Sr.
  SHARPSBURG — George W. “Buddy” Pride Sr. died Sunday. The funeral will be held  
at 1 p.m. Friday at Olive Chapel Baptist Church. Burial will follow in Rest  
Haven Cemetery, Wilson.
  Arrangements are being handled by Stokes Mortuary, Rocky Mount.


March 9, 2001

Noah Harris
Dec. 24, 1919 March 5, 2001
  Noah “Chicken” Harris, 81, of 5206 N.C. 91 East, died Monday at Kitty Askins  
Hospice Center, Goldsboro. The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. James  
Barron at 2 p.m. Saturday at Rountree Missionary Baptist Church, 2110 Martin  
Luther King Blvd. Burial will follow in Rest Haven Cemetery.

Isaac J. Hilliard Jr.
Sept. 30, 1959 March 3, 2001
  Isaac James “Kool Ike” Hilliard Jr., 41, of 918 Carolina St. died March 3 at  
Wilson Medical Center. The funeral will be conducted by Bishop Robert L. Gorham  
at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at Wilson Chapel Free Will Baptist Church, 513 E. Barnes St.  
Burial will follow in Hamilton Burial Garden.
  Hilliard was retired from the United States Marine Corps and was employed with  
State-Wide Roofing Company.
  Surviving are two daughters, Yoshika Peterkin and Shannon Peterkin, both of  
Wilson; one stepson, Ramone Peterkin of Wilson; his mother, Lillie Hilliard of  
the home; three sisters, Loretta Ann Hilliard of Newport News, Va., and  
Constance Barnes and Joyce Faye Hilliard, both of Wilson; and two brothers,  
McAnthony Hilliard and Donald Lee Hilliard, both of Wilson.
  The body may be viewed at Hamilton Funeral Chapel, 726 S. Tarboro St.,  
Saturday from 3-9 p.m. The family will receive friends at the residence where  
they will assemble one hour before the funeral.

Martha Mills
  Martha Mills, 310 Pender St., Elm City, died Thursday at Nash General  
Hospital, Rocky Mount.
  Arrangements are incomplete and being handled by Hamilton Funeral Chapel.

Dorothy H. Sanders
Oct. 10, 1920 March 7, 2001
  MIDDLESEX — Dorothy Hopkins Sanders, 80, of N.C. 231 South died Wednesday at  
Wilson Medical Center. The funeral will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday at Middlesex  
Church of God. Burial will follow in the Brantley Family Cemetery.
  Surviving are two daughters, Carolyn S. Reid of Spring Hope and Patricia S.  
Bailey of Middlesex; three sons, Kenneth E. Sanders of Middlesex, Ronald J.  
Sanders of Knightdale and Glenn M. Sanders of Spring Hope; one sister, Mavis  
Hopkins of Middlesex; five brothers, the Rev. Oliver Hopkins, Doliver Hopkins  
and C.W. Hopkins Jr., all of Middlesex, Tom Hopkins of Manassas, Va., and Mahlon  
Hopkins of Maryland; 28 grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren.
  The family will receive friends at the church from 7-9 tonight and at other  
times at the home of Carolyn S. Reid, 5771 Frazier Road, Spring Hope.
  Arrangements are being handled by Strickland Funeral Home, Wendell.

Kiesha D. Renfrow
Feb. 19, 1990 March 4, 2001
  FOLSOM, Calif. — Kiesha Denise Renfrow, 11, died Sunday in an automobile  
accident. The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Tillman Wade at 10 a.m.  
Saturday at Mount Vernon Mortuary, Fair Oaks. Burial will follow in California.
  Surviving are her parents, Tamara and Anthony Renfrow of Folsom, formerly of  
Elm City, N.C.; one sister; one brother; and paternal grandparents, Androcus and  
Mattie Renfrow of Elm City.

Janie P. Broadhurst
March 21, 1920 March 8, 2001
  Janie Reid Phillips Broadhurst, 80, died Thursday. The funeral will be  
conducted by the Rev. Doug Murray and the Rev. Bill Bussey at 2 p.m. Saturday at  
First Baptist Church. Burial will follow in Maplewood Cemetery.
  Surviving are two daughters, Janet Beaman of Wilson and Susan Edwards of Rocky  
Mount; and four grandchildren.
  The family will receive friends at Joyner’s Funeral Home, 4100 U.S. 264 West,  
from 6-8:30 tonight and at other times at 128 Canterbury Road.


March 10, 2001

Sybil F. Ellis Coyer
Sept. 19, 1935 March 8, 2001
  Sybil Faye Ellis Coyer, 65, of Wilson died Thursday. The Rev. Julius Whitley  
will conduct a graveside service at 2 p.m. Sunday at Good News Church Cemetery.  
Burial will follow.
  Surviving are two daughters, Kate Bruce and Karen Coyer, both of Zebulon; one  
sister, Carrie Ellis of Macclesfield; one brother, David Ellis of Jefferson; and  
four grandchildren.
  Visitation will be from 7 to 9 p.m. today at Joyner’s Funeral Home, 4100 U.S.  
264, Wilson.

Russell Lawrence McKay
  ROCKY MOUNT — Russell Lawrence McKay, 75, died Friday at Nash General  
Hospital. The Rev. John McKay will conduct the funeral at 2 p.m. Monday at Mount  
Pleasant Methodist Church in Farmville, Va. Burial will follow in the church  
cemetery.
  A World War II veteran, McKay was born in Cumberland County, Va.
  Surviving are his former wife, Irene McKay of Wilson; four daughters, Vickie  
M. Huskey of Nashville, Freda Medlin and Shirley Medlin, both of Spring Hope,  
and Margaret Quick of Evansville, Ind.; one son, Russell McKay Jr. of Raleigh;  
one sister, Francis Bragg of South Boston, Va.; three half-sisters, Patsy Hannah  
of Richmond, Va., Barbara Sears of Farmville, Va., and Carolyn Gholston of  
Amelia, Va.; two brothers, Maynard McKay of Mebane and Alvin “Bud” McKay of  
Roxboro; 11 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
  The family will receive friends from noon to 2 p.m. Monday at Mount Pleasant  
Methodist Church, Farmville, Va.

Martha Louis Mills
May 30, 1913 March 8, 2001
  ELM CITY — Martha Louis Mills, 87, of 310 Pender St., Elm City, died Thursday  
at Nash General Hospital. The Rev. Albert Baker will conduct the funeral at 2  
p.m. Sunday at First Baptist Church, Elm City. Burial will follow in Hamilton  
Burial Garden, Lane St. Ext., Wilson.
  Surviving are a son, Larry Mills of Rocky Mount; three daughters, Velma Mills  
of Bladensburg, Md.; Annie Toodle of Boston and Artis Parker of Richlands; a  
sister, Jessie Barnes of Elm City; 24 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren.
  The body may be viewed today from 3 to 9 p.m. at Hamilton Funeral Chapel, 726  
S. Tarboro St., Wilson. The family will receive friends at the residence, where  
they will assemble one hour prior to the service in preparation for the funeral  
procession.The Wilson Daily Times publishes obituaries as a service to our  
readers at no charge. The fax number is 243-7501 or 243-2999. The obituary  
deadline is 9:45 a.m. weekdays and 9:15 p.m. Friday for the Saturday edition.


March 12, 2001

Jesse A. Baker
  MACCLESFIELD — Jesse Albert Baker, 51, died Friday. The funeral was conducted  
by the Rev. Jeff Holden at 11 a.m. today at Carlisle Funeral Home, Tarboro.  
Burial will follow in Macclesfield Cemetery.
  Baker was a retired carpenter and merchant.
  Surviving are his son, Christopher Jason Baker of Farmville; one stepson, Neal  
Jefferson of Benson; his mother, Melrose Ham Baker of Macclesfield; four  
sisters, Beverly Garrett of Fountain, Diane Harris of Pinetops, Brenda Ellis of  
Rocky Mount and Betty Faye Braxton of Tarboro; one brother, Lester Baker Jr. of  
Pinetops; and one grandchild.

Mildred E. Ferrell
Nov. 21, 1920 March 9, 2001
  Mildred Evelyn Ferrell, 80, of Goldsboro, a native of Wilson, died Friday at  
Kitty Askins Hospice Center, Goldsboro. The funeral was conducted by the Rev.  
Gary Bailey and the Rev. Richard Glosson at 3:30 p.m. Sunday at Stoney Creek  
Free Will Baptist Church. Burial followed in the Upper Black Creek Church  
Cemetery.
  Surviving are three daughters, Annette Futrell and Patricia Ferrell, both of  
Goldsboro and Christie Taormina of Benicia, Calif.; three sisters, Dorothy  
Ferrell of Chesapeake, Va., Mary Olive Lane of Wilson and Yvonne Robertson of  
Richmond, Va.; two brothers, Charles Ferrell and Woodrow Ferrell, both of  
Wilson; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
  Arrangements were handled by Howell Funeral Home & Crematory, Goldsboro.

Mildred B. Lane
  SELMA — Mildred Barnes Lane, a native of Wilson, died Saturday at Wilson  
Medical Center. The funeral will be conducted by Elder Harold Pittman at 2 p.m.  
Tuesday at Parrish Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Sunset Memorial  
Park, Smithfield.
  Surviving are her husband, Gerald Douglas Lane; two daughters, Shirley  
Winstead Hill of Selma and Patricia Ann Tillery of Wilmington; two stepsons,  
Steven Clarence Lane and Michael Douglas Lane, both of Selma; one sister, Alma  
Gray Duke of Wilson; one brother, Jimmy Earl Barnes of Wilson; three  
grandchildren; three stepgrandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
  The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7-9 tonight.

Marilyn S. Richardson
July 14, 1930 March 10, 2001
  Marilyn Schutte Richardson, 70, died Saturday. The funeral will be conducted  
by the Rev. Arthur Wall at 11 a.m. Tuesday at West Nash United Methodist Church.  
Burial will follow in Evergreen Memorial Gardens.
  Surviving are her husband, R. Stanley Richardson; a daughter, Martha Richards  
of Raleigh; a son, Marc S. Richardson of Santa Rosa, Calif.; a brother, Leon  
Schutte of Iowa; and one grandson.
  The family will receive friends at Joyner’s Funeral Home, 4100 U.S. 264 West,  
from 7:30-9 tonight and at other times at 1202 Windemere Place.

Edna L. Looney
  MACCLESFIELD — Edna Lewis Looney, 72, died Saturday. A graveside service will  
be held at 1 p.m. today in Macclesfield Cemetery.
  Surviving are her daughter, Alice Kay Looney of Richmond, Va.; a son, James  
Roy Looney III of Clayton; and a sister, Mrs. Samuel J. Cole of Raleigh.
  Arrangements are being handled by Carlisle Funeral Home, Tarboro.

Ralph L. Cash Sr.
  PRINCETON, Ky. — Dr. Ralph Louard Cash died Sunday at his home. The funeral  
will be held Wednesday at Ogden Memorial Church. Burial will follow in Cedar  
Hill Cemetery.
  Surviving are four children, including Dr. James Butler Cash Sr. of Wilson;  
nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
  Arrangements are being handled by Morgan’s Funeral Home.

Irene S. Doak
Sept. 17, 1908 March 11, 2001
  CHAPEL HILL — Irene “Pokie” Stevens Barnes Doak, 92, formerly of Wilson, died  
Sunday. The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Chapel of the  
Cross Episcopal Church.
  She was a retired teacher, having taught at Greenfield School and in Wilson  
County, Nash County and Craven County public schools.
  Surviving are a daughter, Diana Barnes James of Raleigh; a sister, Ann Stevens  
Adams of Bennettsville, S.C.; a stepdaughter, Susan Diane Doak of Minneapolis,  
Minn.; five grandchildren; three stepgrandchildren; and four great-
grandchildren.
  The family will receive friends at the church following the service.
  Arrangements are being handled by Joyner’s Funeral Home, 4100 U.S. 264 West,  
Wilson.

Marcellus Joyner
  Marcellus Joyner, 77, a resident of Brighton Manor, Fuquay-Varina, formerly of  
Wilson, died Sunday.
  Arrangements are incomplete and being handled by Hamilton Funeral Chapel, 726  
S. Tarboro St.

Nellie Crumel
  Nellie Crumel, 77, of 11526 N.C. 231 South, Middlesex died Sunday at Wilson  
Medical Center.
  Arrangements are incomplete and being handled by Hamilton Funeral Chapel, 726  
S. Tarboro St.

Bennie C. Atkinson
  Bennie Clifton “B.C.” Atkinson, 73, of 2020 Fieldcrest Road died Friday at the  
Veteran’s Administration Hospital, Durham.
  Arrangements are incomplete and being handled by Hamilton Funeral Chapel, 726  
S. Tarboro St.

Thelma Y. Creech
  Thelma Yelverton Creech, 68 a resident of Integrated Health Services, Durham,  
formerly of Wilson, died Saturday.
  Arrangements are incomplete and being handled by Hamilton Funeral Chapel, 726  
S. Tarboro St.

Willis F. Joyner
  Willis F. Joyner of 3046 Firestone Parkway died Friday. A graveside service  
was conducted at 11 a.m. today in Maplewood Cemetery.
  Surviving is a son, Fletcher Joyner Jr. of Wilson.
  Arrangements were handled by Coley Funeral Home, Kenly.


March 13, 2001

Kazuko T. Howard
  PINK HILL — Kazuko Taga Howard died Monday at Lenoir Memorial Hospital,  
Kinston. The funeral will be held at a later date in Yokohama, Japan.
  Surviving are her husband; two daughters, including Linda H. Johnson of  
Wilson; and three grandchildren.
  The family will receive friends at the homes of Michele Waters, Dan Howard and  
Linda Johnson from 7-9 tonight.
  Arrangements are being handled by Edwards Funeral Home, Kinston.

Nellie Crumel
July 4, 1925 March 11, 2001
  MIDDLESEX — Nellie Crumel, 75, of 11526 N.C. 231 South died Sunday at Wilson  
Medical Center. The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Essie Brown at 1 p.m.  
Wednesday at First Baptist Church of Middlesex, Oak Street. Burial will follow  
in Middlesex Memorial Gardens.
  She was retired from Cross Poultry and was a member of First Baptist Church of  
Middlesex where she served on the mother board.
  Surviving are her husband, James L. Crumel; five daughters, Mamie Sutton of  
Middlesex, Geraldine Reed of Long Island, N.Y., the Rev. Dorothy Lucas of  
Wilson, Nellie Epps of Knightdale and Maryline Crumel of Zebulon; three sons,  
the Rev. Joe Crumel of Knightdale, Willie Crumel of Zebulon and Billy Crumel of  
Garner; one sister, Sarah Crumel of Middlesex; and 33 grandchildren.
  The body may be viewed at Hamilton Funeral Chapel, 726 S. Tarboro St., today  
from 2-5 p.m. The family will receive friends at the church from 7-8 p.m. and at  
other times at the residence where they will assemble one hour before the  
funeral.

Robert G. Jackson
Nov. 9, 1919 March 12, 2001
  PINETOWN — Robert Garland Jackson, 81, died Monday at Beaufort County  
Hospital. The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. William Mobley and the Rev.  
J.N. Baggett at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Paul Funeral Home, Washington, N.C. Burial  
will follow in Pamlico Memorial Gardens.
  Surviving are his wife; two sisters; and three brothers, including James  
Jackson of Wilson.
  The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7-9 tonight and at  
other times at the home.

Jane T. Laughridge
  Jane Turner Laughridge died Monday. A memorial service will be conducted by  
the Rev. Blair Both at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church, 202  
N. Goldsboro St. Burial will be private
  Surviving are her husband, Palmer G. Laughridge Jr.; one daughter, Martha L.  
Geitner of Asheville; one son, Palmer G. Laughridge III of Wilson; and six  
grandchildren.

Bennie C. Atkinson
March 20, 1927 March 9, 2001
  Bennie Clifton “B.C.” Atkinson, 73, of 2020 Fieldcrest Road died Friday at  
Veterans Administration Hospital, Durham. The funeral will be conducted by the  
Rev. George Atkinson at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at L.N. Forbes Original Free Will  
Baptist Tabernacle. Burial will follow in Rest Haven Cemetery.
  Atkinson served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was a member of the  
Pride of Wilson Masonic Lodge No. 484. He was a member of Greater Century  
Baptist Church where he served as a deacon and chairman of the trustees board.
  Surviving are his wife, Margaret Williams Atkinson; six daughters, Sallie  
Jones, Lorraine Brantley and Peggy Rowe, all of Charlotte, Nancy Todd and  
Deloris Barfield, both of Wilson, and Jacqueline Fisher of Newark, N.J.; one  
son, William Clark of New York, N.Y.; two sisters, Martha Hinnant of Queens,  
N.Y. and Ara Edwards of Wilson; 13 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
  The body may be viewed at Hamilton Funeral Chapel, 726 S. Tarboro St.,  
Wednesday from 2-5 p.m. The family will receive friends at the church from 7-8  
p.m. and at other times at the residence where they will assemble one hour  
before the funeral.

Herbert Tyson
  Herbert Tyson, 75, a resident of the North Carolina Special Care Center, died  
Monday.
  Arrangements are incomplete and being handled by Hamilton Funeral Chapel, 726  
S. Tarboro St.


March 14, 2001

Elmer E. Starling
  Elmer Earl “Buddy” Starling, 58, died Monday at the Brian Center. The funeral  
will be conducted by the Rev. Benny Poythress and the Rev. Wanda Brothers at 2  
p.m. Thursday at Bryant Funeral Home, Alliance. Burial will follow in Oriental  
Cemetery.  
  Surviving are a daughter, Tammy S. Griggs of Florence; two stepdaughters,  
Rhonda Breed of Reelsboro and Pat Voliva of Mesic; three sisters, Becky Joyner  
of Rocky Mount, JoAnn Harrell of Wilson and Shirley Stallings of Crisp; five  
brothers, Freddie Starling of Lucama, Billy Starling of Orlando, Fla., Paul  
Starling of Norcross, Ga., Ernie Starling of Dunn and Raymond Starling of  
Wilson; and four stepchildren.
  The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7-8 tonight and at  
other times at the home of his stepdaughter, Rhonda Breed, 74 Florence St.,  
Reelsboro.

Leola S. Toney
Nov. 11, 1908 March 13, 2001
  RALEIGH — Leola Stephenson Toney, 92, died Tuesday in Wilson. The funeral will  
be conducted by the Rev. Albert Edwards at 2 p.m. Thursday at Brown-Wynne  
Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Montlawn Memorial Park.
  Surviving are three sons, Larry Toney of Wilson, Reid Toney of Wilmington and  
Timothy Toney of Raleigh; one sister, Thelma Long of Raleigh; seven  
grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
  The family will receive friends at the funeral home Thursday from 1-2 p.m.

Edward Bernstein
Dec. 19, 1915 March 13, 2001
  Edward “Murphy” Bernstein, 85, died Tuesday. A memorial service and visitation  
will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Thomas-Yelverton Funeral Service, 2704 W.  
Nash St.
  Surviving are his wife, Brooks Bernstein; two sons, Mike Bernstein of Morehead  
City and Dr. Jerry Bernstein of Raleigh; and three granddaughters.

Phoebe C. McArthur
  Phoebe Cooper McArthur, 95, of 2042 Memorial Church Road, Fremont, died  
Tuesday at Avante at Wilson.
  Arrangements are incomplete and being handled by Hamilton Funeral Chapel, 726  
S. Tarboro St.

Javis Edwards
  KENLY — Javis Edwards, 69, of 13121 N.C. 42 East died Tuesday.
  Arrangements are incomplete and being handled by Coley Funeral Home.


March 15, 2001

Ann M. Bullington
Aug. 21, 1925 March 13, 2001
  SOUTHPORT — Ann Murphy Bullington, 75, died Tuesday at Dosher Nursing Center.  
The funeral was conducted by the Rev. Charles Carter at 11 a.m. today at First  
Baptist Church of Oak Island. A graveside service was set for 1 p.m. Friday in  
Shiloh Methodist Cemetery, Liberty.
  She is survived by her husband, Fred O. Bullington, formerly of Wilson.
  Arrangements are being handled by Peacock-Newnam Funeral & Cremation Service.

Javis Edwards
  KENLY — Javis “Tennie” Edwards, 69, of 13121 N.C. 42 East died Tuesday at Wake  
Medical Center. The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Coley Funeral Home  
Chapel. Entombment will follow in the Edwards Family Cemetery.
  He was owner of Edwards Masonry.
  Surviving are his wife, Alice Grace Edwards; a daughter, Ann Willoughby of  
Princeton; two sisters, Virginia Wall of Selma and Shelia Pearce of Kenly; a  
brother, the Rev. Garland Edwards of Kenly; and one granddaughter.
  The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7-9 tonight.

Lillie E. Page
  PINETOPS — Lillie Edna “Sister” Page, 83, died Wednesday. The funeral will be  
conducted by the Rev. John Melancon and the Rev. Rex Edwards at 2 p.m. Friday at  
Carlisle Funeral Home, Tarboro. Burial will follow in Cedar Grove Cemetery, Elm  
City.
  Surviving are four sisters, Julia Parrish and Penny Webb, both of Pinetops,  
Sarah Whaley of Elm City and Peggy Harts of Tarboro; and one brother, Ashley  
Page of Elm City.
  The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7-9 tonight.

Marcellus Joyner
June 6, 1923 March 11, 2001
  Marcellus “Mark” Joyner, 77, a resident of Brighton Manor, Fuquay-Varina,  
formerly of Wilson, died Sunday. The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. E.L.  
Lawson at 2 p.m. Saturday at Faith Temple Holy Church, 402 Minchew St. Burial  
will follow in Hamilton Burial Garden.
  Joyner was retired from Export Leaf Tobacco Company and was a member of Saint  
Mark Disciples Church of Faro where he served on the usher board.
  Surviving are five daughters, Ethel Cox of Newark, N.J., Julia Jones of  
Washington, D.C., Bettie Mitchell of Silver Spring, Md., Ella Jones of  
Springdale, Md., and Wilma Blackwell of Knightdale; four sons, James Joyner of  
Washington, D.C., Carless Joyner of Dallas, Texas, Joe Joyner of Knightdale and  
Reginald Bennett of Goldsboro; one sister, Lillie Artis of Fremont; one brother,  
Zell Joyner of Walstonburg; 14 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.
  The body may be viewed at Hamilton Funeral Chapel, 726 S. Tarboro St., Friday  
from 3-9 p.m. The family will assemble at the funeral chapel one hour before the  
funeral.

Thelma G. Yelverton-Creech
April 26, 1932 March 10, 2001
  Thelma Gray Yelverton-Creech, 68, of Durham died March 10. The funeral will be  
conducted by the Rev. Donald Lofton at 11 a.m. Saturday at Hamilton Funeral  
Chapel, 726 S. Tarboro St. Burial will follow in Hamilton Burial Garden.
  She was a retired nurse.
  Surviving are her husband, Bishop Marvin Creech; one son, James M. Creech of  
San Leandro, Calif.; one brother, Preston Yelverton of Bailey; and three  
sisters, Nenora Moody of Wilson, Magdeline Hinnant and Essie Phillips, both of  
Long Island, N.Y.
  The body may be viewed at the funeral home Friday from 3-9:30 p.m. with the  
family receiving friends there from 7-8 p.m. and at other times at 2205 Brian’s  
Drive where they will assemble one hour before the funeral.

Phoebe C. McArthur
April 16, 1905 March 13, 2001
  Phoebe Cooper McArthur, 95, of 2042 Memorial Church Road, Fremont died Tuesday  
at Avante at Wilson. The funeral will be conducted by Elder Mack Sowell at 2  
p.m. Saturday at Turner Swamp Primitive Baptist Church of Eureka. Burial will  
follow Monday in Roosevelt Memorial Park & Cemetery, Norfolk, Va.
  She was retired from the United States Civil Service and was a member of  
Turner Swamp Primitive Baptist Church of Eureka.
  Surviving are one son, Rudolph Cooper of Portsmouth, Va.; four grandchildren,  
including Carolyn Cole of Forestville, Md., whom she reared; two great-
grandchildren; and her niece, Vivian Coley of Fremont who was her caregiver.
  The body may be viewed at Hamilton Funeral Chapel, 726 S. Tarboro St., Friday  
from 3-9:30 p.m. with the family receiving friends there from 5:30-6:30 p.m. and  
at other times at the residence where they will assemble one hour before the  
funeral.

Herbert Tyson
Nov. 25, 1925 March 13, 2001
  Herbert Tyson, 75, a resident of the North Carolina Special Care Center, died  
Tuesday. The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Marvin Taylor at 2:30 p.m.  
Saturday at Hamilton Funeral Chapel, 726 S. Tarboro St. Burial will follow in  
Rest Haven Cemetery.
  Tyson was retired from Carolina Builders Supply Company.
  Surviving are one daughter, Ada M. Daniels of Stantonsburg; one sister, Ada  
Tyson Jones of Wilson; seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and his  
caregivers, Pearl Walker and Dorothy Barnes, both of Wilson.
  The body may be viewed at the funeral chapel Friday from 3-9:30 p.m. with the  
family receiving friends there from 8:15-9:15 p.m. and at other times at 4849  
White Oak Loop where they will assemble one hour before the funeral.

Cora P. Godwin
Aug. 22, 1920 March 13, 2001
  KENLY — Cora Parker Godwin, 80, of Jerusalem Grove Church Road died Tuesday at  
Smithfield Manor. The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Leslie Parrish at 2  
p.m. Friday at Bethany Missionary Baptist Church, Old Beulah Road. Burial will  
follow in the church cemetery.
  Surviving are five daughters, Phyllis Watson of Raleigh, Peggy Higgins and  
Janie Peeden, both of Apex, Marietha Peacock of Virginia and Pamela Parker of  
Mount Olive; one son, Eric Godwin of Selma; four sisters, Lillie Mae Strickland  
and Viola Cooper, both of Kenly, Helen Gifford of Virginia and Evelyn Kunkel of  
Salt Lake City, Utah; one brother, Durwood Parker of Kenly; nine grandchildren;  
and seven great-grandchildren.
  The family will receive friends at Parrish Funeral Home, Selma from 7-9  
tonight.

Christina L. Bailey
May 6, 1932 March 13, 2001
  ZEBULON — Christine LePree “Tina” Bailey, 68, died Tuesday at her home. A  
memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. Friday at L. Harold Poole Funeral  
Chapel, Knightdale.
  Surviving are three daughters, Diane Hinton and Janis Merrill, both of  
Middlesex, and Tammy Tripp of Wilson; five sons, Roger Hedman of Clayton, Robert  
“Bob” Hedman of Richmond, Va., Eric “Rick” Hedman of Princeton, Johnny Bailey  
Jr. and Jimmy Bailey, both of Raleigh; two sisters, Marie Davies of Zephyrhills,  
Fla., and Marlene Leavitt of Newington, Conn.; eight grandchildren; and eight  
great-grandchildren.
  The family will receive friends at following the memorial service.

Eva M. Ruffin
  Eva Mae Ruffin of Brooklyn, N.Y., formerly of Wilson, died Wednesday.
  Arrangements are incomplete and being handled by Hamilton Funeral Chapel, 726  
S. Tarboro St.


March 16, 2001

Phoebe C. McArthur
  The family of Phoebe Cooper McArthur have changed the place of burial to  
Turner Swamp Church Cemetery, Eureka.

John H. Knight
  PIKEVILLE — John H. Knight, 95, died Tuesday. A graveside service will be held  
at 3 p.m. Saturday in Evergreen Memorial Cemetery, Goldsboro.
  Arrangements are being handled by Seymour Funeral Home, Goldsboro.

Parker L. Stott
May 21, 1936 March 15, 2001
  SIMS — Parker Liles Stott, 64, died Thursday. A graveside service will be  
conducted by the Rev. Alex Maultsby Saturday at 4 p.m. in Bailey Cemetery.
  Surviving are his wife, Katherine Stott of Lucama; a daughter, Sandy Stott of  
Wilmington; a son, Liles Stott of Greenville; his mother, Agnes Stott of Bailey;  
and two 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 7564 Schooner Road, Bailey.

Edna Earle B. Boswell
June 23, 1910 March 15, 2001
  Edna Earle Barnes Boswell, 90, died Thursday. The funeral will be conducted by  
the Rev. Doug Murray and the Rev. Bill Bussey at 2 p.m. Saturday at First  
Baptist Church. Burial will follow in Maplewood Cemetery,.
  Surviving are two daughters, Lynne Cates of Wilson and June Shafer of Greer,  
S.C.; one sister, Reba Hudson of Wilson; one brother, W. G. “Tince” Barnes of  
Greensboro; and two grandchildren.
  The family will receive friends at Joyner’s Funeral Home, 4100 U.S. 264 West,  
from 7-9 tonight.

Lee D. Beamon Sr.
April 27, 1935 March 9, 2001
  Lee Dillard “Big Shot” Beamon  Sr., formerly of Wilson, died March 9 in West  
Orange, N.J. The funeral will be conducted by Elder George A. Ward at 11 a.m.  
Saturday at L.N. Forbes Original Free Will Baptist Tabernacle, Lane Street.  
Burial will follow in Edwards Family Cemetery, Greene County.
  Surviving are his wife, Shirlene Pender Beamon; one daughter, Sharon Beamon of  
West Orange, N.J.; two sons, Lee Beamon Jr. and Lamar Beamon, both of West  
Orange, N.J.; a sister, Eula Strickland of Washington, D.C.; a brother, Waddell  
Thompson of Indiana; and two granddaughters.
  The family will receive friends at 4500 Dewfield Drive.
  Arrangements are being handled by Hamilton Funeral Chapel, 726 S. Tarboro St.

Tracey Murray
  Tracey Murray, 37, of 1110 Robert Road died Thursday at Pitt County Memorial  
Hospital, Greenville.
  Arrangements are incomplete and being handled by Hamilton Funeral Chapel, 726  
S. Tarboro St.

Thelma G. Yelverton-Creech
  The survivors of Thelma G. Yelverton-Creech include a sister, Lenora Moody of  
Wilson. Her name was spelled incorrectly in Thursday’s edition.
  Hamilton Funeral Chapel regrets the error.


March 19, 2001

Mary Ann O. Thigpen
July 5, 1959 March 17, 2001
  Mary Ann Owens Thigpen, 41, died Saturday. A graveside service will be  
conducted by the Rev. James Casey at 3 p.m. Tuesday in Evergreen Memorial  
Gardens.
  Surviving are her husband, Joseph Mitchell Thigpen; two daughters, Heather  
Faye Thigpen and April Rena Thigpen, both of the home; her mother, Alice Moline  
Owens of Wilson; and a sister, Alice Faye Webb of Wilson.
  The family will receive friends at Joyner’s Funeral Home, 4100 U.S. 264 West,  
from 7-9 tonight and at other times at 5918 W. Baker Road.
  
Merritt Williams Jr.
Nov. 18, 1921 March 16, 2001
  Merritt “M.C.” Williams Jr., 79, of 907 E. Vance St. died Friday at his  
residence. The funeral will be conducted by Elder George Wiggins at 11 a.m.  
Wednesday at Leventon Chapel Original Free Will Baptist Church, N.C. 58 South,  
Stantonsburg. Burial will follow in Rest Haven Cemetery.
  Williams was a member of Leventon Chapel Original Free Will Baptist Church  
where he served as treasurer of the Usher Board, member of the Pastor’s Aid  
Auxiliary and treasurer of the church.
  Surviving are his wife, Aldonia R. Williams; six stepchildren, Mary Ward,  
Annie B. Spain and Christina Boykin, all of Wilson, Tyler S. Moore of  
Knightdale, Anthony D. Moore and Benny Boykin, both of Wilson; and two brothers,  
Joseph Williams of Lawrenceville, N.J., and Robert Williams of Tampa, Fla.
  The body may be viewed at Hamilton Funeral Chapel, 726 S. Tarboro St., Tuesday  
from 2-5 p.m. The family will receive friends at the church from 7-8:30 p.m. and  
at other times at the residence where they will assemble one hour before the  
funeral.

Minnie F. Radford
  SELMA — Minnie Florence Radford, 78, died Saturday at Rex Hospital, Raleigh.  
The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Ferrell Hardison at 2 p.m. Tuesday at  
Minshew Funeral Home Chapel, Four Oaks. Burial will follow in Hills of the Neuse  
Memory Gardens.
  Surviving are two daughters; three sons, including Bobby Radford of Middlesex;  
four sisters, including Elizabeth “Shervie” Stanley and Esther Well, both of  
Lucama; nine grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
  The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7-9 tonight.

Jeffrey L. Lewis
Dec. 19, 1960 March 17, 2001
  Jeffrey Lynn Lewis, 40, died Saturday. The funeral will be conducted by the  
Rev. David Wood at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Joyner’s Funeral Home, 4100 U.S. 264 West.  
Burial will follow in Evergreen Memorial Gardens.
  Lewis was shipping and receiving manager at White’s Tire Co. for over 20  
years.
  Surviving are his wife, Sharon Webb Lewis; a stepson, Eric Russell May of the  
home; his mother and stepfather, Shelby and Charles Lucas of Wilson; a sister,  
Kathy Rose of Wilson; two stepsisters, Cindy Williford and Connie Lucas, both of  
Wilson; and two brothers, Terry Lewis of Wilson and Brad Lucas of Elm City.
  The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7-9 tonight and at  
other times at 2224 Village Drive.

Delma L. Keech
Dec. 30, 1922 March 18, 2001
  Delma Leland Keech, 78, of Belhaven died Sunday at his residence. The funeral  
will be conducted by the Rev. Robert Paciocco at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Hillside  
Funeral Service Chapel, Washington, N.C. Burial will follow in Pamlico Memorial  
Gardens, Washington, N.C.
  Surviving are his wife; two sons, including Larry Delma Keech, formerly of  
Wilson; two stepdaughters; one stepson; two sisters; two brothers; four  
grandchildren; and two stepgrandchildren.
  The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7-9 tonight and at  
other times at the home.

Tola T. Watson
  Tola Thorne Watson, 90, of 109 Belmont St. died Sunday at her residence.
  Arrangements are incomplete and being handled by Shingleton Funeral Home.

Laurene R. Harn
  LUCAMA — Laurene Renfrow Harn, 76, of 106 Blalock Road died Monday at Wilson  
Medical Center.
  Arrangements are incomplete and being handled by Thomas-Yelverton Funeral  
Service, 2704 W. Nash St.


March 20, 2001

Joanna Dunn
Dec. 1, 1975 March 18, 2001
  Joanna Dunn, 25, of Hookerton died Sunday at Pitt County Memorial Hospital.  
The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Dennis Sherrod at 2 p.m. Wednesday at  
Farmville Funeral Home Church Street Chapel. Burial will follow in Queen Anne  
Cemetery, Fountain.
  Surviving are her parents, Lyman Bruce Dunn and Rebecca Parrish Dunn of  
Hookerton; one sister, Leanna Dunn Rouse of Hugo; one brother, Adam Bruce Dunn  
of Louisville, Ky.; two half-brothers, Michael Dixon and Kenneth Dixon, both of  
Kenly; and her maternal grandparents, Warren and Bell Parrish of Lucama.
  The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7-9 tonight and at  
other times at the home of Lyman and Rebecca Dunn, 405 Main St., Hookerton.

Nola L. Scott
  KENLY — Nola Langley Scott, 88, of 271 Scott Road died Monday. The funeral  
will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Coley Funeral Home Chapel. Entombment will  
follow in Kenly Cemetery.
  Surviving are three daughters, Marie Rhodes and Sue Hodge, both of Kenly, and  
Grey S. Carver of Raleigh; one son, Wayne Scott of Kenly; seven grandchildren;  
13 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
  The family will receive friends at the funeral home Wednesday from 7-9 p.m.

Eva M. Ruffin
Sept. 7, 1922 March 14, 2001
  Eva Mae Ruffin, 78, of Brooklyn, N.Y., formerly of Wilson, died March 14. The  
funeral will be conducted by Elder Dameion Royal at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Hamilton  
Funeral Chapel, 726 S. Tarboro St. Burial will follow in Rest Haven Cemetery.
  Surviving are one daughter, Mary Davis of Brooklyn, N.Y.; one son, Curtis L.  
Swinson of Wilson; one sister, Thelma Pittis of Philadelphia; one brother,  
Herbert Ruffin of Wilson; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
  The body may be viewed at the funeral home today from 3-9 p.m. The family will  
receive friends at 5028 White Oak Loop, where they will assemble one hour before  
the funeral.

Laurene R. Harn
Jan. 10, 1925 March 19, 2001
  LUCAMA — Laurene Renfrow Harn, 76, of 106 Blalock Road died Monday at Wilson  
Medical center. The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. De Wayne Eakes at 11  
a.m. Wednesday at Thomas-Yelverton Funeral Service, 2704 W. Nash St. Burial will  
follow in Maplewood Cemetery.
  She was a retired teacher. She taught at Lucama Elementary School for 35  
years.
  Surviving are her husband, C. Richard “Dick” Harn; two sons, Rick Harn of  
Monroe and Paul Harn of Clinton; two brothers, Horace Renfrow of Lucama and  
Tucker Renfrow of Raleigh; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
  The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7-8:30 tonight and at  
other times at the home of Horace Renfrow, 105 Blalock Road.

Tola T. Watson
  Tola Thorne Watson, 90, of 109 Belmont Ave. died Sunday at her residence. The  
funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Billy Toler and the Rev. Ray Wells at 2  
p.m. Thursday at Shingleton Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Evergreen  
Memorial Gardens.
  She was a member of Marsh Swamp Free Will Baptist Church and was a former  
employee of Devil Dog Manufacturing and Tastee Freez shops.
  Surviving are her son, DePratt Watson of Stantonsburg; two brothers, Dewey  
Thorne of Wilson and Ivan “Bunny” Thorne of Spring Hope; eight grandchildren;  
and three great-grandsons.
  The family will receive friends at the funeral home Wednesday from 7-9 p.m.  
and at other times at the residence.

Dennis Jones Sr.
  Dennis Jones Sr., 48, of Raleigh died Sunday at Wake Medical Center, Raleigh.
  Arrangements are incomplete and being handled by Hamilton Funeral Chapel, 726  
S. Tarboro St.

Tyler A. Zachary
  Tyler Ann Zachary, three months, of 207 N. Vick St. died Monday at Pitt County  
Memorial Hospital..
  Arrangements are incomplete and being handled by Hamilton Funeral Chapel, 726  
S. Tarboro St.


March 21, 2001

Roscoe L. Page
Nov. 15, 1912 March 20, 2001
  Roscoe Lee Page, 88, died Tuesday. The funeral will be conducted by the Rev.  
Eric Vernelson at 2 p.m. Thursday at Joyner’s Funeral Home, 4100 U.S. 264 West.  
Burial will follow in Maplewood Cemetery.
  Surviving are his wife, Annie Mae Bass Page; two daughters, Rosa Lillie  
Whitley of Wilson  and Annie Pearl Moore of Plymouth; one son, Ray Lee Page of  
Wilson; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
  The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7-9 tonight and at  
other times at 1504 Sauls St.

Christoper C. Gray
March 7, 1910 March 19, 2001
  RALEIGH — The Rev. Christopher C. Gray, 91, died Monday at WakeMed. The  
funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at St. Augustine’s College Chapel.  
Burial will follow in Carolina Biblical Gardens.
  Gray was a member of the faculty and staff at St. Augustine’s College for  
almost 40 years. Following his retirement he served briefly as the part-time  
rector for St. Mark’s and St. Timothy’s Episcopal churches of Wilson.
  His survivors include a daughter, Phyllis A. Gray of Garner.
  The family will receive friends at the chapel at noon.

Byron H. Brow Jr.
  GOLDBORO — Dr. Byron H. Brow Jr., 76, died Monday. The funeral will be  
conducted by the Rev. William Hufham at 1 p.m. Thursday at First Presbyterian  
Church. A graveside service with Masonic rites will be held at 3:30 p.m. at  
Queen Anne Cemetery, Fountain.  
  Surviving are his wife, Audrey Sutton Brow, formerly of Fountain; two sons,  
Henry Brow of Wilmington and Carl Brow of Goldsboro; and a brother, Calvin Brow  
of St. Petereburg, Fla.
  The family will receive friends at Seymour Funeral Home from 7-9 tonight and  
at other times at the residence.

Cora J. Wilkins
  Cora J. Wilkins, 95, of Boston, formerly of Wilson, died Saturday.
  Arrangements are incomplete and being handled by Edwards Funeral Home, 805 E.  
Nash St.

Johnnie R. Cox
  Johnnie Ray Cox, 60, of 511 Manchester St. died today at his residence.
  Arrangements are incomplete and being handled by Edwards Funeral Home, 805 E.  
Nash St.


March 22, 2001

Dennis Jones Sr.
March 24, 1955 March 18, 2001
  Dennis Jones Sr., 45, of Raleigh died Sunday at Wake Medical Center. The  
funeral will be conducted by Elder Elbert Forbes at 1 p.m. Friday at Mount Zion  
Original Free Will Baptist Church, 305 Lane St. Burial will follow in Hamilton  
Burial Garden.
  Surviving are three sons, Dennis Antonio Patterson, Alvin Patterson and  
Anthony Patterson, all of Raleigh; five sisters, Lucy Pearl Jones of Lucama,  
Beatrice Hamm of Rock Ridge, Mary Ann Barnes of Baltimore, Janice Meredith and  
Bettie Barnes, both of Wilson; and four brothers, Anthony Jones and Dale Lee  
Jones, both of Raleigh, Thomas Jones of Kinston and the Rev. Albert Barnes of  
Wilson.
  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 320 S. Tarboro St., where they will assemble one hour before the  
funeral.

Tracey L. Murray
Oct. 6, 1963 March 15, 2001
  Tracey L. “Niece” Murray, 37, of 1110 Robert Road died Thursday at Pitt County  
Memorial Hospital, Greenville. The funeral will be conducted by Elder Luther  
Barbour at 3 p.m. Saturday at the Tabernacle of Prayer For All People, 1601 Lane  
St. Extension. Burial will follow in Hamilton Burial Garden.
  She was employed at Export Leaf Tobacco Company.
  Surviving are her mother, Fannie Farmer Murray of the home; four sisters,  
Letitia Foreman, Kimmey Mincey, Sandra Murray and Francsola Ellis, all of  
Wilson; three half-sisters, Brenda Cox, Darlene Wright and Natalie Renee Batts,  
all of Wilson; two brothers, Luke E. Murray Jr. and Tony “Toby” Murray, both of  
Wilson; and three half-brothers, Bobby Locus, Robert Locus Jr. and Antonio  
Batts, all of Wilson.
  The body may be viewed at Hamilton Funeral Chapel, 726 S. Tarboro St., Friday  
from 3-9 p.m. with the family receiving friends there from 7-8 p.m. and at other  
times at the residence where they will assemble one hour before the funeral.

Winifred A. Lane
  KENLY — Winifred Armstrong Lane, 86, of 502 Dogwood Lane died Wednesday at  
Johnston Memorial Hospital. A graveside service will be conducted by the Rev.  
James Joyner at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Jones Family Cemetery.
  Her survivors include a stepson, Allen Lane of Connecticut.
  The family will receive friends at the home Friday from 2-8 p.m.
  Arrangements are being handled by Coley Funeral Home.

Tyler A. Zachary-Thompson
Nov. 24, 2000 March 19, 2001
  Tyler Ann Zachary-Thompson, four months, of 207 E. Vick St. died Monday at  
Pitt County Memorial Hospital, Greenville. A graveside service will be held at 1  
p.m. Saturday in Rest Haven Cemetery.
  Surviving are her mother, Anita Zachary; her father, Jimmy Thompson of Wilson;  
six sisters, her twin Taylor Jasmine Thompson, Heather Zachary and Brittney  
Applewhite, all of Wilson, Patricia Spencer of Derwood, Md., Denise Thompson and  
Renee Thompson, both of La Grange; and her maternal grandmother, Pearlie Zachary  
of Wilson.
  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 where they will  
assemble one hour before the funeral.

Cora J. Wilkins
  Cora J. Wilkins, 95, of Boston, formerly of Wilson County, died March 17. The  
funeral will be conducted by Elder Nathaniel Poole at 2 p.m. Saturday at Edwards  
Funeral Home, 805 E. Nash St. Burial will follow in the Meeks Cemetery, Spring  
Hope.
  Surviving are one daughter, Bessie Wilkins-McMillan of Boston; two sons,  
Thomas Wilkins of New York and James Wilkins of Washington, D.C.; one sister,  
Rachel Joyner of Rocky Mount; 23 grandchildren; and 25 great-grandchildren.
  The body may be viewed at the funeral home Friday from 2-7 p.m. The family   
will assemble at the funeral home one hour before the funeral.

Lois B. Boykin
  Lois Bass Boykin, 73, died today.
  Arrangements are incomplete and being handled by Joyner’s Funeral Home, 4100  
U.S. 264 West.

Vangelon Lumford
  Vangelon Lumford, 59, of 103-B Pearson St. died Wednesday at Wilson Medical  
Center.
  Arrangements are incomplete and being handled by Hamilton Funeral Chapel, 726  
S. Tarboro St.


March 23, 2001

Edward E. Braswell
  Edward Earl Braswell, 56, of Hookerton died Tuesday. The funeral will be  
conducted by Bishop J.N. Perry Jr. at 1 p.m. Saturday at Friendship Free Will  
Baptist Church, Maury. Burial will follow in Warren Cemetery.
  Surviving are his wife, Janice Braswell of Snow Hill; one daughters, Linda  
Kaye Evans, Greenville; two sons, Johnny Ray Braswell of Nashville and Edward  
Earl Braswell Jr. of Wilson; three sisters, Mildred McCotter of Hookerton,  
Mammie B. Warren of Snow Hill and Geraldine B. Staton of Oxon Hill, Md.; and two  
brothers, Joseph Braswell of Snow Hill and David Lee Braswell of Washington,  
D.C.
  The body may be viewed at S. Connor Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, Snow Hill,  
today from 1 p.m. with the family receiving friends there from  7-8 p.m.

Lewellyn M. Bowen
  SNOW HILL — Lewellyn Murphy Bowen, 67, of Newark, Del., formerly of Snow Hill,  
died Monday. A private funeral and burial will be held Saturday.
  Surviving are her husband, Travis L. Bowen; and two brothers, John Richard  
Murphy and James Harold Murphy, both of Snow Hill.
  Arrangements are being handled by Taylor -Edwards Funeral Home.

Vangelon Lumford
April 23, 1941 March 21, 2001
  Vangelon Lumford, known as “Raeford Evans,” 59, of Heritage Retirement Center  
died Wednesday at Wilson Medical Center. The funeral will be conducted by  
Demaris Stevens at 2 p.m. Sunday at Hamilton Funeral Chapel, 726 S. Tarboro St.  
Burial will follow in Hamilton Burial Garden.
  Surviving are two daughters, Doris Carmichael of Goldsboro and Linda Ingram of  
Dudley; three sons, Raeford Lee and William Earl Warren, both of Goldsboro, and  
Curtis Foster of New Britain, Conn.; two sisters, Corine Taylor of Fremont and  
Beatrice Locus of Lucama; two brothers, James Arthur Evans of Fremont and  
Russell Evans of Wilson; 11 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
  The body may be viewed at the funeral home Saturday from 3-9 p.m. The family  
will receive friends at the home of Russell Evans, 103-B Pearson St., where they  
will assemble one hour before the funeral.

Lois B. Boykin
July 16, 1927 March 21, 2001
  Lois Bass Boykin, 73, of Goldsboro died Wednesday. The funeral will be  
conducted by the Rev. Eddie Maynard at 2 p.m. Sunday at Joyner’s Funeral Home,  
4100 U.S. 264 West. Burial will follow in Eureka Cemetery.
  Surviving are a daughter, Jean Cooke of Elm City; a son, Todd Boykin of  
Bailey; four sisters; four brothers; four grandchildren; and four great-
grandchildren.
  The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 1-2 p.m. Sunday.

Johnnie R. Cox
Nov. 27, 1950 March 21, 2001
  Johnnie Ray Cox, 50, of 511 Manchester St. died Wednesday at his residence.   
The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Carlson Wright at 2 p.m. Sunday at  
Edwards Funeral Home Chapel, 805 E. Nash St. Burial will follow in Rest Haven  
Cemetery.
  Surviving are two sons, James Cox of Virginia Beach, Va., and Desmond Cox of  
Wilson; his mother, Bernadine Cox of the home; his father, Robert Wright of  
Wilson; adopted father, Mack Simms of Wilson; four sisters, Yvonne “Cindy” Cox  
of the home, Shelia C. Woodard, Robin W. Hinton, both of Wilson, and Rossalyn W.  
Farmer of Elm City; three brothers, Ronald Wright of Wilson, Randy Wright of  
Greenville and Robert Anderson of Connecticut; his caregiver, Johnny Kirk of the  
home; and three grandchildren.  
  The body may be viewed at the funeral home Saturday from 3-8 p.m. The family  
will receive friends at the residence at all times and will assemble there one  
hour before the funeral.


March 24, 2001

Ella K. Frizzelle
April 20, 1907       March 23, 2001
  FARMVILLE — Ella Kathleen Taylor Frizzelle, 93, died Friday in Farmville  
Healthcare Center.
  Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Church Street Chapel of the Farmville  
Funeral Home. Interment will follow in Crestlawn Memorial Gardens.
  She was a member of the Farmville Church of God and was a Sunday School  
teacher. She was also a member of the church ladies group.
  Survivors include two daughters, Dorothy Sawyer of Norfolk, Va., and Hilda  
Rogerson of Newport News, Va.; two sons, Charles Frizzelle of Fountain and  
Edward Earl Frizzelle of Farmville; four sisters, Mary Oakley and Mildred  
Strickland, both of Farmville, Eunice Landen of Rocky Mount and Margaret Stewart  
of Pittsburgh; 12 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-
grandchildren.
  The family will receive friends at the Farmville Funeral Home tonight from 7-
9, and other times at the home of Charles and Ann Frizzelle, 3418 S. Jefferson  
St., Fountain.


March 26, 2001

Elsie C. Davis
April 23, 1915 March 24, 2001
  Elsie Cobb Davis, 85, died Sunday. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m.  
Tuesday in Cedar Grove Cemetery.
  Surviving are a daughter, Allene Davis of Raleigh; four sons, Robert J. Davis  
and James H. Davis, both of Elm City, Harold G. Davis and Gregory A. Davis, both  
of Hampton, Va.; two granddaughters; and three great-grandchildren.
  The family will receive friends at Johnson Funeral Home, Sunset Avenue, Rocky  
Mount from 7-8:30 tonight and at other times at 6124 Rock Quarry Road.

Larry C. King Sr.
  Larry Cornell King Sr., 49, of Garner, formerly of Wilson, died Friday at his  
home. The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Jackie Lewis at 11:30 a.m.  
Tuesday at Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church, 8500 Chapel Hill Road, Cary.  
Burial will follow in Carolina Biblical Gardens of Raleigh.
  Surviving are his wife, Sandra H. King; one daughter, Amatullah S. King of  
Bronx, N.Y.; four sons, Cordell Williams of Philadelphia, Pa., Larry C. King II,  
Michael S. King and Brandon  H. King, all of the home; his mother, Marjorie King  
Hargrove of Wilson; one sister, Maria Edmundson of Wilson; and two brothers,  
Lenny G. King of Upper Marlboro, Md. and Victor L. King of Raleigh.
  The family will receive friends at the church from 11-11:30 a.m.
  Arrangements are being handled by Haywood Funeral Home, Raleigh.

Robert L. Bridgers
  MACCLESFIELD — Robert Lewis Bridgers, 75, died Saturday. The funeral will be  
conducted by the Rev. Robert Boone at 2 p.m. today at Webbs Chapel Baptist  
Church. Burial will follow in Macclesfield Cemetery.
  Surviving are his wife, Hilda Proctor Bridgers; a daughter, Patricia Stallings  
of Pinetops; three sons, Robert Dennis Bridgers of New Bern, Jerry Allen  
Bridgers of Fayetteville and Kenneth Lewis Bridgers of Pinetops; and 10  
grandchildren.
  Arrangements are being handled by Carlisle Funeral Home, Tarboro.

Anliza W. Leveston
Nov. 29, 1917 March 24, 2001
  Anliza Winstead Leveston, 83, of 3055 Speight’s Bridge Road, Walstonburg died  
Saturday at Farmville Health Care Facility. The funeral will be conducted by the  
Rev. Leccie Edwards at 1 p.m. today at St. Luke Free Will Baptist Church, 311  
Church St., Stantonsburg. Burial will follow in Hamilton Burial Garden.
  She was a member of St. Luke Free Will Baptist Church of Stantonsburg.
  Surviving are two daughters, Annie Dupree of Snow Hill and Evelyn Faye  
Leveston of Walstonburg; four sons, Elbert Leveston of Portsmouth, Va., Percell  
Leveston of Wilson, Thomas Leveston of Raleigh and Phillip Leveston of Snow  
Hill; one brother, Willie Winstead of Wilson; 11 grandchildren; and six great-
grandchildren.
  Arrangements are being handled by Hamilton Funeral Chapel, 726 S. Tarboro St.

Parks E. Britt
July 5, 1953 March 23, 2001
  FARMVILLE — Parks E. Britt, 47, of 100 Allen St. died Friday. The funeral was  
conducted by the Rev. Randy Maynard at 11 a.m. today at Farmville Funeral Home  
Church Street Chapel. Burial followed in Hollywood Cemetery.
  Britt was a member of Farmville United Methodist Church.
  Surviving are his wife, Rose Shingleton Britt; one daughter, Kelly Marie Britt  
of the home; one son, Christopher Parks Britt of the home; two sisters, Candace  
Blanke of Wilmington and Amanda Deshler of Spotsylvania, Va.; and one brother,  
Reggie Britt of Greensboro.

George P. Williamson Jr.
  WYNNEWOOD, Pa. — George P. Williamson Jr., 81, a native of Wilson, N.C., died  
March 16 at Saunders House. The funeral was held March 21 at M.F. Williams  
Funeral Home, Clifton Heights. Burial followed in Arlington Cemetery, Drexel  
Hill.
  Surviving are his son, George P. Williamson III of Drexel Hill; two sisters,  
Lois Raper and Sally Petrarka, both of Wilson, N.C.; and three brothers, Edward  
Wiliamson of Bath, N.C., James Williamson of Spring Lake, N.C. and Charles  
Williamson of Baytown Texas.

Bobby R. Barnes
  Bobby Ray Barnes, 43, of 2007 Fieldcrest Road died Saturday at Wilson Medical  
Center.
  Arrangements are incomplete and being handled by King & Darden Funeral Home,  
325 E. Nash St.

Antonio T. Ellis
  Antonio Tavares “Ant” Ellis, 22, of 707 E. Nash St. died Saturday at Pitt  
County Memorial Hospital, Greenville.
  Arrangements are incomplete and being handled by Hamilton Funeral Chapel, 726  
S. Tarboro St.

Charlie M. Radford
  Charlie Mack Radford, 63, of Goldsboro died Sunday. Arrangements are  
incomplete and being handled by Coley Funeral Home, Kenly.

Mark A. Scott
  LUCAMA — Mark A. Scott, 36, of 6577 N.C. 42 West died Sunday.
  Arrangements are incomplete and being handled by Shingleton Funeral Home, 2407  
W. Nash St.


March 27, 2001

Romie M. Turner
Jan, 14, 1925 March 25, 2001
  Romie Mack Turner, 76, died Sunday. The funeral will be conducted by the Rev.  
Doug Murray at 11 a.m. Wednesday at First Baptist Church. Burial will follow in  
Maplewood Cemetery.
  Turner served in the Pacific in World War II. He was a member of the Wilson  
Exchange Club since 1965, retired from Hackney Brother Body Co. and was a member  
of First Baptist Church.
  Surviving are two daughters, Patricia T. Slone of Spring Hope and Cynthia T.  
White of  Raleigh; one son, Michael Turner of Farmville; two sisters, Edith  
Turner of Nashville and Jackie T. Taylor of Greenville; one brother, Jerome  
Turner of Nashville; and six grandchildren.
  The family will receive friends at Joyner’s Funeral Home, 4100 U.S. 264 West,  
from 7-9 tonight.

Charlie M. Radford
  Charlie Mack Radford, 63, of Goldsboro died Sunday at his home. A graveside  
service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday in the Radford Family Cemetery.
  Surviving are a daughter, Tammy R. White of Fremont; three sisters, Marie  
Taylor of Kinston, Evelyn Lamm of Florida and Thelma McKeel of Durham; three  
brothers, Ed Radford and Lynwood Radford, both of Nahunta, and Raymond Radford  
of Rosewood; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
  The family will receive friends at the home of Raymond and Jeannette Radford,  
2853 U.S. 70 West, Goldsboro, following the service.
  Arrangements are being handled by Coley Funeral Home, Kenly.

Mark A. Scott
  Mark Anthony Scott, 36 of 6577 N.C. 42 West died Sunday at his home. The  
funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Eric Vernelson at 2 p.m. Thursday at  
Shingleton Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Evergreen Memorial  
Gardens.
  Surviving are his wife, Bonnie D. Scott; one daughter, Crystal D. Scott of  
Wilson; his mother and stepfather, Joyce W. Pate and Richard A. Williams of  
Wilson; his father and stepmother, Steve and Brenda Scott of Wilson; one sister,  
Shelia W. Hinnant of Lucama; one brother, Richard Brian Williams of Las Vegas,  
Nev.; his grandmother, Hortense Beamon of Lucama; and his grandfather, Lloyd  
“Possum” Beamon of Bailey.
  The family will receive friends at the funeral home Wednesday from 7-8:30 p.m.  
and at other times at 1901 Stafford Drive.

Edith G. Wilson
  RALEIGH — Edith Grace Wilson, 67, died Sunday. The funeral will be held at 11  
a.m. Wednesday at Montlawn Funeral Home Chapel.
  Surviving  are her husband; a daughter; two sons; four sisters; two brothers,  
including Gene D. Lewis of Black Creek; two grandsons; and one great-grandchild.


March 28, 2001

Margaret J. Joyner
Aug. 18, 1928 March 26, 2001
  Margaret Jones Joyner, 72, of Elm City died Monday. A graveside service will  
be held at 11 a.m. Thursday in Evergreen Memorial Gardens, Section Veteran C.
  Surviving are her husband, Marvin Joyner; a daughter, Carol Weeks of Mount  
Olive; a sister, Emily Robbins of Sharpsburg; one grandson; and two  
stepgrandchildren.
  The family will receive friends at Johnson Funeral Home, Sunset Avenue, Rocky  
Mount from 7-8:30 tonight.

Walter F. Horne Jr.
Sept. 4, 1925 March 26, 2001
  Walter Franklin Horne Jr., 75, died Monday at Wilson Medical Center. A  
memorial service will be held at 8 p.m. Thursday at Forest Hills Presbyterian  
Church, 1100 Forest Hills Road.
  Horne was a B-25 pilot in the U.S. Army Air Corps serving for 39 months during  
World War II. He worked as a general contractor in Wilson and then as an  
architect and consulting engineer for the North Carolina Property Control and  
state Construction Division in Raleigh from 1961-1988.
  Surviving are his wife, Elsie Eatmon Horne of Wilson; a daughter, Leigh Arch  
of Clayton ; a son, Walter Horne of Marietta, Ga.; a sister, Beaulah Holland of  
Clinton; and three grandchildren.
  Arrangements are being handled by Cape Fear Crematory, Fayetteville.

Blanche B. Proctor
March 1, 1916 March 27, 2001
  BATTLEBORO — Blanche Benson Proctor, 85, died Tuesday. The funeral will be  
conducted by the Rev. Horace Ward at 11 a.m. Thursday at Johnson Funeral Home,  
Sunset Avenue, Rocky Mount. Burial will follow in Battleboro Cemetery.
  Surviving are two daughters, Alice Proctor Orr of Wilson and Dianne Proctor  
Hyman of Zebulon; one son; on brother; four grandchildren; and six great-
grandchildren.
  The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7-9 tonight.

Rudolph Bullock
  Rudolph “Rudy Kay” Bullock, 61, of 522 Thurston Drive died Tuesday at Wilson  
Medical Center.
  Arrangements are incomplete and being handled by Hamilton Funeral Chapel, 726  
S. Tarboro St.

Paul Horne
Paul “Buddy” Horne, 68, of 7525 Holdens Cross Road died Tuesday at Avante at  
Wilson.
  Arrangements are incomplete and being handled by Hamilton Funeral Chapel, 726  
S. Tarboro St.

Jane M. Ballard
Aug. 17, 1933 March 26, 2001
  BOONE — Jane Mooring Ballard, 67, a native of Snow Hill, died Monday. A  
memorial service will be conducted by the Rev. Ed. Stock at 11 a.m. Friday at  
First Presbyterian Church, Raleigh. A graveside service will be conducted by the  
Rev. Bill Sabiston at 11 a.m. Saturday in Greenleaf Memorial Park, New Bern.
  Surviving are one daughter, Margie Wilcox of Boone; one son, Horace Gray  
Ballard Jr. of New Bern; two brothers, Clay Mooring of Melbourne, Fla., and  
Horace Carraway of Kinston; and four granddaughters.
  The family will receive friends at Cotton Funeral Home, New Bern Friday from  
7-9 p.m.
  Arrangements are being handled by Hampton Funeral Service.

James E. Ferrell
  James Edvin “Ed” Ferrell, 54, of 7093 U.S. 177 North, Fremont died Monday. A  
graveside service will be conducted by the Rev. Jesse Horne at 11 a.m. Friday in  
Upper Black Creek Cemetery.
  Surviving are his mother, Annie Barnes Turner of Lucama; two sisters, Mattie  
Mae F. Finn and Margie Saunders, both of Wilson; three brothers, William Pete  
Barnes of Pikeville, Shelton Turner of Richmond, Va., and Donnie Turner of  
Mechanicsville, Va.; and an aunt, Beulah Barnes with whom he lived.
  Arrangements are being handled by Coley Funeral Home, Kenly.


March 29, 2001

Linda H. Lang
June 29, 1947 March 26, 2001
  Linda Hamm Lang, 53, of Moncks Corner, S.C., a native of Wilson, died Monday.  
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Sims United Methodist  
Church.
  Surviving are her mother, Eunice Price Hamm Nichols of Sims; two sisters,  
Betty Owen Detournillon of Moncks Corner, S.C. and Jamie Burns of Ahoskie; two  
brothers, Henry Bruce Hamm Jr. of Winston-Salem and Jimmy Nichols of Sims; and  
two daughters, Vianna Lang and Stacey Lang, both of Summerville, S.C.
  The family will receive friends at the church from 1-2 p.m. Saturday and at  
other times at the home of her mother, 7328 Nichols Court, Sims.
  Arrangements are being handled by Dial-Murray Funeral Home, Moncks Corner,  
S.C.

Leroy Ruffin
Aug. 7, 1940 March 23, 2001
  LEXINGTON, Ky. — Leroy Ruffin, 60, formerly of Wilson, N.C., died Friday. The  
funeral was held at noon Wednesday at Smith & Smith Funeral Home. Burial  
followed in Cove Haven Cemetery.
  Surviving are  his wife, Virginia R. Ruffin; one daughter, Diane Ruffin of  
Newark, N.J.; one stepson, Arion Ruffin; five sisters, Oneida Williams, Gloria  
Pender and Dorothy Barnes, all of Wilson, N.C., Alvie Webb and Shelia Etheridge,  
both of Rocky Mount, N.C.; five brothers, Jimmie Lee Webb and Levi Webb, both of  
Wilson, N.C., Roy P. Webb of Rocky Mount, N.C., Wilie R. Webb of Dallas, Texas  
and Jimmie Walwright of Middlesex, N.C.; two grandchildren; and four great-
grandchildren.

Ernestine G. Yelverton
Nov. 18, 1926 March 29, 2001
  Ernestine Garris Yelverton, 74, died today. A memorial service will be  
conducted by the Rev. Max Patterson at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at First Baptist  
Church of Stantonsburg.
  Her survivors include a sister, Mary Bert Eason of Wilson.
  The family will receive friends at the church following the service and at  
other times at 1512 Aycock St.
  Arrangements are being handled by Joyner’s Funeral Home, 4100 U.S. 264 West.

Antonio T. Ellis
Sept. 8, 1978 March 24, 2001
  Antonio Tavares “Ant” Ellis, 22, of 707 E. Nash St. died March 24 at Pitt  
County Memorial Hospital, Greenville. The funeral will be conducted by Bishop  
M.W. Johnson at 2 p.m. Saturday at L.N. Forbes Original Free Will Baptist  
Church, 1800 Lane St. Extension.  Burial will follow in Rest Haven Cemetery.
  Ellis was employed with Stuart Walston Inc.
  Surviving are one daughter, Katrena Lanai-Ann Whitfield of the home; two sons,  
Antonio Tavares Ellis Jr. and Dequantae Marques Ellis, both of the home; his  
mother and stepfather, Maxine Ellis and Jimmie Gray Lewis of the home; his  
father and stepmother, Willie Leon and Terry Diana Batts of Wilson; three  
sisters, Vondria Lynette Ellis of the home, Niquanda Batts and Tavarshia Batts,  
both of Wilson; one brother, Jimmie Gray Lewis Jr. of the home; two stepsisters,  
Tressy Lee Johnson and Cynthia Lewis Pitt, both of Wilson; paternal grandmother,  
Helen Batts of Wilson, and paternal grandfather, Willie B. Batts of East Orange,  
N.J.
  The body may be viewed at Hamilton Funeral Chapel, 726 S. Tarboro St., Friday  
from 3-9 p.m. with the family receiving friends there from 7-8 p.m. and at other  
times at the residence where they will assemble one hour before the funeral.

Bobby R. Barnes
  Bobby Ray Barnes, 43, of 2007 Fieldcrest Road died March 24 at Wilson Medical  
Center. The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. William E. Bowser at 1 p.m.  
Saturday at Brown Chapel Free Will Baptist Church, 1507 Hadley St. Burial will  
follow in Hamilton Burial Garden.
  Surviving are two sisters, Helen Atkinson and Monica Barnes, both of Wilson;  
and two brothers, Raymond Barnes of Raleigh and Larry Barnes of Wilson.
  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.


March 30, 2001

Paul Horne Jr.
May 22, 1932 March 27, 2001
  Paul “Buddy” Horne Jr., 68, of 7525 Holdens Cross Road died Tuesday at Avante  
at Wilson. The funeral will be conducted by Elder Douglas Atkinson at 2 p.m.  
Sunday at Hamilton Funeral Chapel, 726 S. Tarboro St. Burial will follow in Rest  
Haven Cemetery.
  Surviving are three daughters, Peggy Horne of Stantonsburg, Betty Atkinson and  
Wanda Horne, both of Wilson; three sons, Robert Horne of Stantonsburg, Paul  
Horne III of Raleigh and Thomas Horne of Richmond, Va.; his mother, Katie Horne  
of Wilson; five sisters, Mary Campbell of Elm City, Jean Ruffin, Odell Langston,  
Katie Shelley and Grace Barnes, all of Wilson; one brother, James Horne of  
Wilson; 15 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
  The body may be viewed at the funeral home Saturday from 3-9:30 p.m. with the  
family receiving friends there from 8:15-9:15 p.m. and at other times at 1307  
Rountree St. where they will assemble one hour before the funeral.

Rudolph Bulluck
Sept. 2, 1939 March 27, 2001
  Rudolph “Rudy K” Bulluck, 61, of 522 Thurston Drive died Tuesday at Wilson  
Medical Center. The funeral will be conducted by Elder Spencer Harris at 2 p.m.  
Sunday at L.N. Forbes Original Free Will Baptist Tabernacle, 1800 Lane St.  
Extension. Burial will follow in Rest Haven Cemetery.
  Bulluck was a retired from Bridgestone/Firestone and was currently employed by  
Opportunities Industrialization Center.
  Surviving are his wife, Senora Faison Bulluck; two sons, Kelvin Smith- Bulluck  
and Brian K. Bulluck, both of Spring Valley, N.Y.; one stepson, Keith Bulluck of  
Tennessee; two sisters, Mary Hinton of Spring Hope and Rose Butler of Maryland;  
five brothers, Harold Bulluck, William “Bill” Bulluck, Charles Bulluck, Joseph  
Bulluck and Levi Bulluck, all of Wilson; and five grandchildren.
  The family will receive friends at Hamilton Funeral Chapel, 726 S. Tarboro  
St., Saturday from 7-8 p.m. and at other times at the residence where they will  
assemble one hour before the funeral.

William Taylor Jr.
  William Taylor Jr., 52, of 402 Singletary St. died Thursday at Wilson Medical  
Center.
  Arrangements are incomplete and being handled by Hamilton Funeral Chapel, 726  
S. Tarboro St.

Marvin D. Johnson
May 16, 1910 March 29, 2001
  LUCAMA — Marvin Douglas Johnson, 90, died Thursday. A graveside service will  
be conducted by the Rev. Wayne Whitley at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Johnson-Crumpler  
Cemetery.
  Surviving are his wife, Mary Estelle Mason Johnson; a daughter, Shelby Jean  
Crumpler Barnes of Lucama; a son, Billy Ray Johnson Sr. of Wilson; two sisters,  
Ada Alma Hawley of Charlotte and Rita Howard of Washington; a brother, Bennett  
Johnson of Wilson; three grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
  The family will receive friends at Joyner’s Funeral Home, 4100 U.S. 264 West,  
Saturday from 7-9 p.m. and at other times at 6312 St. Mary’s Church Road.

Wallace R. Roberson
Aug. 23, 1926 March 29, 2001
  Wallace Reid Roberson, 74, died Thursday at Wake Medical Center. A graveside  
service will be conducted by the Rev. William M. Presnell, the Rev. C. Keith  
Sexton and the Rev. Daniel P. Jones at 2 p.m. Saturday in Maplewood Cemetery.
  Surviving are his wife, Frances Wrenn Roberson; a daughter, Hannah Roberson  
Farmer of Elm City; a son, David Wrenn Roberson of Wilson; and one grandson.
  The family will receive friends at 313 Canterbury Road.
  Arrangements are being handled by Joyner’s Funeral Home, 4100 U.S. 264 West.

Joey W. Moore
  BLACK CREEK — Joey Wayne Moore, 47, of , formerly of Black Creek, died   
recently in New Hanover County. A graveside service will be conducted by the  
Rev. Bobby Ferrell at 2 p.m. Sunday in Black Creek Cemetery.
  Surviving are his father, Buddy Moore, formerly of Black Creek; two sisters,  
Wanda Carol Herrera of Omaha, Neb., and Beverly Perry Evans of Rocky Mount; and  
one brother, Tim Moore of Wilson.
  The family will receive friends at the home of Tim Moore, 4859 Frank Price  
Church Road, Saturday from 7-9 p.m.

Jenny B. Chamblee
  Jenny Blackman Chamblee, 57, of 1405 Cherry Lane died today at Duke Medical  
Center.
  Arrangements are incomplete and being handled by Thomas-Yelverton Funeral  
Service, 2704 W. Nash St.

William Lachine
  William Lachine died today at Wilson Medical Center.
  Arrangements are incomplete and being handled by Thomas-Yelverton Funeral  
Service, 2704 W. Nash St.

Gertrude Alexander
  Gertrude Alexander,. 95, of 3642 Old Sharpsburg Loop died Thursday at Wilson  
Medical Center.
  Arrangements are incomplete and being handled by Edwards Funeral Home, 805 E.  
Nash St.


March 31, 2001

J. Wayne Moore
  BLACK CREEK — Joey Wayne Moore, 47, formerly of Black Creek, died recently in  
New Hanover County. A graveside service will be conducted by the Rev. Bobby  
Ferrell at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Black Creek Cemetery.
  Surviving are his father, Buddy Moore, of Omaha, Neb., formerly of Nashville;  
two sisters, Wanda Carol Herrera Ff Omaha, Neb., and Beverly Perry Evans of  
Rocky Mount; and one brother, Tim Moore of Wilson.
  The family will receive friends at the home of Tim Moore, 4859 Frank Price  
Church Road, on Saturday from 7-9 p.m.
  Arrangements are being handled by Shingleton Funeral Home.

Jenny B. Chamblee
  Jenny Blackman Chamblee, 57, of 1405 Cherry Lane, died Friday at Duke Medical  
Center. The funeral will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church.  
Burial will follow in Maplewood Cemetery.
  Survivors include her husband, John S. Chamblee Jr.; a daughter, Margaret E.  
Chamblee of Nashville, Tenn.; a son, Jeffrey Scott Chamblee of Raleigh; a  
brother, Noble Grainger Blackman III of Wilson.
  The family will receive friends Saturday from 7-8:30 p.m. at 1405 Cherry Lane.  
Arrangements are being handled by Thomas-Yelverton Funeral Home.

William Lachine
  William “Bill” Lachine, 73, of 2537 Pond Street, died Friday at Wilson Medical  
Center. The funeral will be held at Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, Walbridge, Ohio,  
on Wednesday at 1 p.m. at Calvary Lutheran Church. Burial will follow in Lake  
Township Cemetery.
  Surviving are his wife, Joann Domitio Lachine; three daughters, Linda Hoose of  
Ilderton, Ontario, Canada, and Brenda J. Dey and Regina L. Elmore, both of  
Wilson; two sons, William E. Lachine Jr. of Oregon, Ohio, and Leigh Alan Lachine  
of Birmingham, Ala.; one sister, Wilhelmina Knepper of Walbridge, Ohio; and six  
grandchildren.
  The family will receive friends on Saturday from 7-8:30 p.m. at Thomas-
Yelverton Funeral Home.


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