Miscellaneous Pitt County, North Carolina Obituaries

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Delores H. Bonner
WILLIAMSTON Mrs. Delores Howell Bonner, 71, of 1047 Fannie Lane died Thursday, Nov. 2, 2000. 
Funeral services Friday 1 p.m., Providence Baptist Church, Robersonville. Burial in Everetts Cemetery. 
Mrs. Bonner was born in Martin County and attended Martin County schools. She was a member of the Providence Missionary Baptist Church. 
Surviving: her husband, Lloyd Bonner; sons, Larry C. Bonner and Michael Bonner, both of Philadelphia, Joseph K. Bonner of Chester, Pa., and Marva Tidwell of Passaic, N.J.; daughters, Evelyn D. Smith and Brenda Mitchell, both of Philadelphia, and Susan Dunston of Conyers, Ga.; brothers, Robert Crowell IV of Everetts, William Bell of Philadelphia and Jessie Crowell of Richmond, Va.; 10 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren. 
Visitation Thursday 7-9 p.m. at the church. 
Arrangements by Congleton Funeral Home, Greenville. 

Walter Robinson Jr.
TARBORO Mr. Walter Lee Robinson Jr., 60, of 1301 Macon Place, Forest Acres, died Saturday, Nov. 4, 2000. 
Funeral services Thursday, 2 p.m., St. Paul Baptist Church, Tarboro. Burial in East Lawn Cemetery. 
Mr. Robinson, a native of Edgecombe County, was a member of Praise The Lord Christian Center, where he served as chairman of the trustee board and financial secretary of the church. He also served in the United States Army and worked as a brick mason. 
Surviving: his wife, Verdell Robinson; sons, Walter Robinson III of Brooklyn, N.Y., Warren Robinson of California, Gary Robinson of Raleigh, Joey Pettway of Rocky Mount and Kelvin Redmond of New York; brother, William S. Robinson of Apex; sisters, Anna R. Barnes of Tarboro and Constance R. Jones of Apex; four grandchildren. 
Visitation Wednesday 6-8 p.m., St. Paul Baptist Church. 
Arrangements by Baker Funeral, Tarboro, and Don Brown Funeral Home, Ayden. 

Pervis Cohens
Mr. Pervis Cohens, 80, of 313 Line Ave. died Sunday, Nov. 5, 2000. 
Funeral services Wednesday 2 p.m., Holy Trinity United Holy Church, Greenville. Burial in Brownhill Cemetery. 
Mr. Cohens, a native of Georgia, worked as a cosmetologist in Reidsville. He also worked at the Roxy Theater in Greenville, WNCT-TV and The Medical Pavilion. He was the owner of Greenville Janitorial Service. He was a member of Holy Trinity United Holy Church, where he served as chairman of the deacon board, superintendent of Sunday school and served in the male chorus. 
Surviving: his wife, Annie Moore Cohens; son, Robert E. Cohens of Washington; daughters, Evelyn L. Cohens of Bethel and Ruby A. Cohens of Greenville; four grandchildren. 
Viewing today 4-6 p.m., Flanagan Funeral Home, Greenville. Visitation today, 7-8 p.m., Holy Trinity United Holy Church. 

MS. ARMENTIA GAY ROUNTREE, 48, 8865 U.S. 17 N. Vanceboro, died Saturday, Nov. 4, 2000 Mitchell's Funeral Home, Greenville. 

Vernist Lee Faison
BALTIMORE - Mr. Vernist Lee Faison, 65, died Monday, Jan. 19, 1998, in Johns Hopkins University Hospital. Funeral services and burial Monday in Baltimore. Mr. Faison was a former resident of Farmville, N.C., where he graduated from H.B. Sugg School. He attended Macedonia Baptist Church in Farmville and Morgan State University in Maryland. Among his survivors is a sister: Hilda M. Faison of Farmville.

Rosa Greene
Mrs. Rosa K. Greene, 81, of 1812-B Hopkins Drive, died Monday, Jan. 19, 1998, in Pitt County Memorial Hospital. Funeral services Saturday 1 p.m., Sweet Hope Free Will Baptist Church, Galloway Crossroads. Burial in the church cemetery. Mrs. Greene, a native of Pitt County, was a member of Sweet Hope FWB Church where she was a former secretary of the Mothers' Board Surviving: daughter, Ann Greene of Greenville; brothers, Frank Kennedy of New Haven, Conn., Linwood Kennedy of Greenville and Samuel Kennedy of Black Jack; sisters, Anna Smitherman of New York City and Lottie Smith of Washington, N.C.; seven grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild. Viewing Friday 2 p.m. to 8 p.m., Rountree and Associates Funeral Home. Visitation at the home of Curtis and Jackie Greene, 1101 Courtland Road, Orchard Hill Subdivision.

Al Harrison
ROPER - Mr. Al Harrison, 64, of 1227 Albemarle Beach Road, died Monday, Jan. 19, 1998, at his home at Wenona. Funeral services Friday 11 a.m., Plymouth United Methodist Church. Burial in Hillside Memorial Gardens. Mr. Harrison, a native of Martin County, was a U.S. Navy veteran and a 1961 graduate of East Carolina University. He had been a production manager for 25 years with Weyerhaeuser, a sales manager and consultant for Paper Chemicals Inc. of Texarkana, Texas and was a Washington County farmer. A former Boy Scout leader, Mr. Harrison was also a member of Plymouth UM Church, the Plymouth Lions Club, Ducks Unlimited and the Mackeys Ruritan Club. Surviving: wife, Jearl Lee Harrison; daughter, Alta H. Allen of Roper; brothers, Mayo Harrison of Hamilton, Hilton Harrison and A.C. Harrison, both of Bear Grass; sisters, Ada Bailey and Mildred Roberson, both of Bear Grass, Madgeline Peele, Ruby Godard and Christine Scurletis, all of Williamston, and Margie Gardner of Jamesville. Visitation today 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Horner-Walker Funeral Home, Plymouth and other times at the residence. Donations to the Plymouth UM Church Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 734, Plymouth, N.C. 27962.

Mary Richards
CHESAPEAKE, Va. - Mrs. Mary Allen Richards, 86, died Tuesday, Jan. 20, 1998. Funeral services Friday 1 p.m., Francis A. Gay Funeral Home Chapel, South Norfolk. Burial in Rosewood Memorial Park, Virginia Beach. Mrs. Richards was a native of Greenville, N.C., and attended the city's schools. A former resident of Lenoir, N.C., she had lived in Chesapeake for a number of years. She was a member of Avalon Church of Christ. Surviving: daughters, Janie R. Stewart of Virginia Beach, Lola R. Pope of Lenoir, Dean R. Jones, Buelah R. Terry, and Evelyn R. Lyle, all of Chesapeake; son, Arthur Lee Richards Jr. of Amhurst; sisters, Bertha Jackson and Buelah Harrington, both of Greenville; 16 grandchildren; 32 great-granchildren, one great-great-grandchild.
Visitation 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Randy L. Starkie
Mr. Randy L. Starkie, 33, of 106 Toby Circle, died Monday, Jan. 19, 1998, in Pitt County Memorial Hospital. Funeral services Saturday 2 p.m., Philippi Church of Christ. Burial in the Campbell Family Cemetery, Vanceboro. Mr. Starkie was native of Pitt County who attended D.H. Conley High School. He was employed by Shoney's Restaurant. Surviving: brothers, Willie Starkie and Earl Starkie, both of Goldsboro, Gregory Starkie of Manson, James Starkie and Michael Starkie, both of Greenville, Pernell Starkie of Grimesland, Larry Jones of Chocowinity and Gary Starkie of Burgan; sisters, Vernell Smith of Greenville, Denise Covington of Lancaster, S.C., and Sandra May of Bell Arthur. Wake Friday 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the church. Visitation at the home of Sandra May, 2749 Bruce Strickland Road, Bell Arthur. Arrangements by Rountree and Associates Funeral Home.

Nettie J. Tyson
KINSTON - Mrs. Nettie J. Tyson, 83, of 3208 Neuse Road, died Monday, Jan. 19, 1998, at Lenoir Memorial Hospital. Funeral services Saturday 1 p.m., Savannah Free Will Baptist Church, Route 1, Grifton. Burial in Ayden Cemetery. Mrs. Tyson was native of Lenoir County and a member of Savannah FWB Church where she served as a church mother. She was a member of Eastern Star and was a conference worker of the Northwest "A" Division Annual Conference. Surviving: her daughters, Annie R. Wilson of Snow Hill and Bertha B. Josey of Rockville, Md.; sons, Willie R. Tyson of Kinston and Louis M. Tyson Jr. of Capital Heights, Md.; sisters, Arlene Walls of Washington, D.C., and Christine Jackson of New York City; 18 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren. Viewing Friday 2 p.m. to 8 p.m., Mitchell's Funeral Home, Winterville. 

Jesse Lee Wilson
AYDEN - Mr. Jesse Lee Wilson, 74, of 814 Joyner St., died Monday, Jan. 19, 1998, at Greenville Villa Nursing Home. Funeral services Saturday 1 p.m., Zion Chapel Free Will Baptist Church. Burial in Ayden Cemetery. Mr. Wilson, a native of Pitt County, was a U.S. Army veteran and a member of Zion Hill Christian Aid No. 20, Wilson Odd Fellow Lodge No. 11988, Queen of the South Masonic Lodge No. 77 and the Ormondville Community Club. Surviving: brothers, Pink Wilson Jr. of Kinston and John L. Wilson of West Haven, Conn.; sisters, Julia Wilson Williams of New Haven and Lenora Wilson Bullock of Piscataway, N.J. Viewing Friday 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Norcott Memorial Chapel, Ayden, with visitation 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.

MRS. CLYDIE HARPER, 86, 1065 Walter Circle, Winterville, Wednesday, Jan. 21, 1998 - Mitchell's Funeral Home.

MRS. ADA PEARL PEOPLES McCAULEY, 63, 135 Washington Walk, Apt. 4C, Brooklyn, N.Y., Wednesday, Jan. 21, 1998 - Flanagan Funeral Home, Greenville, N.C.

OAKLEY
EDENTON Miss Mary Jane Oakley, 60, resident of 315 Kenilworth Drive, and former resident of Trinity, died Friday in Greenville. 
Miss Oakley was born Feb. 25, 1939, in High Point, a daughter of Clyde D. and Cloe McMahan Oakley. She had live most of her life in Trinity before moving to Greenville in 1994. She was a member of Trindale Baptist Church in Trinity and for many years she was active in various educational programs and activities with the Randolph County Sheltered Workshop. She was preceded in death by her father. 
Surviving are her mother, Mrs. Cloe McMahan Oakley of Greenville; one brother, Max D. Oakley of 3715 Bentbrook Drive, High Point; three sisters, Sandra O. Bannister of Martinez, Ga., Joyce O. Satterfield of Greenville and Billie O. Farrington of Archdale. Six nieces and nephews. 
Funeral services will be conducted Monday afternoon at 2 p.m. at the Chapel of the Cumby Family Funeral Service in Archdale by the Reverend Curtis Oakley and the Reverend David Williams. Interment will be in the Floral Garden Park Cemetery. Visitation will be at the funeral home Sunday evening from 7 until 8:30 p.m. Pallbearers will be Scott Oakley, Stewart Oakley, Chris Mitchell, Bruce Koonce and Dwayne Farrington. 
Memorials may be directed to the University Hospice of Eastern North Carolina, 504-B Dexter St., Greenville, NC 27834, the Leo W. Jenkins Cancer Center, 2100 Stantonsburg Road, Greenville, N.C. 27834, or to Trindale Baptist Church, 10407 Archdale Road, Trinity N.C. 27370.

WHITE
EDENTON Johnetta Hughes White, 89, of the 100 block of Pembroke Circle, died Friday, Aug. 27, 1999, in the Sentara Skilled Nursing Center, Chesapeake, Va. 
Mrs. White was born in Chowan County. The daughter of the late Haywood N. Hughes Sr. and Mrs. Nora Ward Hughes, she was a retired sales clerk from Tarkington's Clothing in Edenton. She was a member of Edenton Baptist Church, the Women's Bible Sunday School Class, the Anne Bagley WMU Group, the Enterprise Home Demonstration Club, and Ladies' Auxiliary of Post #40 of the American Legion. 
She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank V. White, Sr., her daughter, Nora White Davenport, her son, Frank V. White, Jr., a grandson, Roland E. Davenport, two sisters, Nancy Twiford and Sarah Hedley, and two brothers, Haywood Hughes, Jr., and Henry Ward Hughes. 
Surviving are her daughter-in-law, Dorothy C. White of Greenville, N.C.; her son-in-law, Linwood Davenport, Sr., of Chesapeake; six grandchildren, Johnetta W. Balk of Chesapeake, Frank V. White III of Key West, Fla., Lynnette Davenport of Chesapeake, Earl Davenport of Edenton, Linwood Davenport, Jr., of Chesapeake, and Jeffrey White of Greenville; seven great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren. 
Funeral services will be held Monday at 5 p.m. in Edenton Baptist Church by Dr. Paul Pridgen and the Rev. Robert C. White. Burial will follow in Beaver Hill Cemetery. Friends may join the family Sunday from 2-5 p.m. in Miller Funeral Home, Gatesville, and on Monday at her residence, 115 Pembroke Circle, Edenton. 
Memorial contributions may be made to Edenton Baptist Church.

EDWARDS 
COLUMBIA Mrs. Mary Louiza Edwards, 62, Route 2, Box 288, Columbia, died Saturday, Aug. 28, 1999. 
Funeral services Tuesday 11 a.m., Sound Side Free Will Baptist Church, Columbia. Burial at the church. 
Mrs. Edwards was born in Hancock, Ga., and was a homemaker. 
Surviving: her husband, Alton "Pappy" Edwards of Columbia; daughter, Pat Nicholson of Forsyth, Ga.; brother, Sidney Batchelor of Killem, Texas; sisters, Virginia Jordan and Clarise Stewart, both of Milledgeville, Ga.; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild. 
Visitation Monday 7-9 p.m., Walker Funeral Home, Columbia. Memorials to Soundside FWB Church, Route 2, Box 170, Columbia, N.C. 27925. 

HODGES 
AYDEN Mr. T. Hagon "Gov" Hodges, 67, died Friday, Aug. 27, 1999. 
Funeral services Monday 11 a.m., Wilkerson Funeral Chapel, Greenville. Burial in Pinelawn Cemetery, Kinston. 
Mr. Hodges was a native of the Stokes community and graduated from Stokes High School. He served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War and farmed in the Stokes community. He moved to Grifton in 1965 and to the Gardnerville community in 1972. He was employed at E.I. Dupont for 27 years, retiring in 1985. He was a member of Timothy Christian Church. 
Surviving: his wife, Shirley Tetterton Hodges; sons, Henry Hagon Hodges and Michael Steven Hodges, both of Gibsonville, David Wayne Hodges of Ayden; brother, Larry L. Hodges of Kinston; sisters, Marie H. Ray of Ayden, Edna H. Bettis of Springfield, Va., Juanita H. Huggett of Grifton; and five grandchildren. 
Visitation Sunday 7-9 p.m., Wilkerson Funeral Home. 
Memorials to Timothy Christian Church, 5352 Gardnerville Road, Ayden, N.C. 28513. 

MADDOX 
AYDEN Mrs. Hattie Boggess Maddox, 80, died Friday, Aug. 27, 1999. 
Graveside services Tuesday 11 a.m., Sissonville, W.Va. 
Mrs. Maddox was a resident of Ayden since 1967 and retired from Bissett Drug Store, Greenville. 
Visitation Sunday 1-3 p.m., Farmer Funeral Service, Ayden. 

TERRY 
BEAR GRASS Mrs. Martha Hoell Terry, 76, died Friday, Aug. 27, 1999. 
Graveside services Monday 2 p.m., Hoell Family Cemetery. 
Mrs. Terry was a lifelong resident of the Bear Grass community. She retired from Hamilton Beach after 20 years. 
Surviving: her daughters, Tammy Riffle and Gail Foy of Bear Grass, Alice Price of Hamlet, and Pauline Adams of Grimesland; son, Steve Terry of the home; sisters, Frances Hoell and Mary Bet Goddard Wilson, both of Bear Grass; 10 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. 
Visitation Sunday 7-9 p.m., Wilkerson Funeral Home in Greenville. 
Memorials to the Bear Grass Fire and Rescue Department, 6005 Bear Grass Road, Williamston N.C. 27892. 

WEBBER 
SNOW HILL Mrs. Beverly Sue Webber, 39, Route 2, died Saturday Aug. 18, 1999. 
Funeral services Monday 3 p.m., Taylor-Edwards Funeral Home. Burial in Snow Hill Cemetery. 
Mrs. Webber was a native of Greene County, attended Greene Central High School and worked in local businesses. 
Surviving: her parents, Frank and Myrtle G. Webber of Snow Hill; daughter, Kathy Shirley of Snow Hill; son, Jerry Williams of the home ; grandmothers, Fannie S. Gray of Snow Hill and Gussie Webber of Grimesland; three grandchildren. 
Visitation Sunday 7-9 p.m. at the funeral home and other times at the home of Frank and Myrtle Webber. 

MRS. IDA CARMACK, 95, Bethel, Friday, Aug. 27, 1999 Congleton Funeral Home, Robersonville 

MR. D. RUSSELL WELLS, 73, 2708 N.C. 121, Saturday, Aug. 28, 1999 Farmville Funeral Home 


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