Miscellaneous Pitt County, North Carolina Obituaries


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VANCEBORO Mrs. Novella Smith Griffin, 79, died Sunday, Aug. 29, 1999. 
Funeral services 2 p.m. Tuesday in Wilkerson Funeral Chapel. Burial in Vanceboro Cemetery. 
A Craven County native, Mrs. Griffin was a member of the West Vanceboro Church of God. 
Surviving: her daughter, Jean Griffin Champion of Vanceboro; sons, the Rev. William A. "Billy" Griffin of Start, La., and Westley Ray Griffin of Vanceboro; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. 
Visitation 7-9 p.m. today at the funeral home. 

FARMVILLE Mr. Dallas Russell Wells, 73, of 2708 N.C. 121, died Saturday, Aug. 28, 1999. 
Funeral services 3:30 p.m. today in the Church Street Chapel of Farmville Funeral Home. Burial in Hollywood. 
A Pitt County native, Mr. Wells was retired from the Suburban Propane Gas Co. and was a member of the Spring of Living Water Pentecostal Holiness Church. 
Surviving: his wife, Doris Davenport Wells; sons, James Russell Wells of Tarboro and Lester Earl Wells of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; daughters, Jean Wells Swanner of Washington, N.C.; brothers, David Wells of Summerdale, Ala., Walter Wells of Mayesville and William "Bud" Wells of Farmville; sisters, Christine Daughtridge of Rocky Mount, Pat Moore of Farmville, Cora Vincent of Grimesland and Cathleen Formes of Elizabeth City; five grandchildren and four step-grandchildren. 
Visitation was 7-9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

MR. HAYWOOD JOHNSON, 71, 405 Church St., Sunday, Aug. 29, 1999 Rountree & Associates Funeral Home. 

MRS. EMMA PARKER, 105 Anderson Ave., Farmville, Saturday, Aug. 28, 1999 Joyner's Mortuary. 

Mrs. Eva Bailey Hawkins, 86, died Friday, January 19, 2001. 
A graveside service will be conductd Monday at 11 a.m. in Greenwood Cemetery. 
Mrs. Hawkins, a native of the Stokes community, lived her adult life in Greenville. She was a member of Immanuel Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Carol Reve Hawkins, in 1954. 
She is survived by her husband of 65 years, James Leo Hawkins; her son, James Leo Hawkins Jr. of Maitland, Florida; her brother, Melbern C. Bailey Sr. of Cary; her sisters, Pauline Bailey Colson of Bartow, Florida, and Viola Bailey Rogers of Winterville. 
There will be no visitation. 
The family has requested that flowers be omitted. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Foundation, Eastern Chapter, 400 Oberline Road, Suite 208, Raleigh, N.C. 27605. 
Arrangements by Wilkerson Funeral Home and Crematory. 

Betty C. Anderson 
NEW HAVEN, Conn. Mrs. Betty Cox Anderson, 92, of 395 Norton Parkway died Monday, Jan. 15, 2001. 
Funeral services Tuesday 11 a.m., Flanagan Chapel, Greenville, N.C. Burial in Brownhill Cemetery. 
Mrs. Anderson, a native of Pitt County, N.C., was a former member of Good Hope Free Will Baptist Church in Winterville, N.C., and a member of St. Matthews Free Will Baptist Church in New Haven. 
Surviving: her sons, Clinton Ray Anderson Sr. of Winterville and Marvin Anderson of West Haven; daughters, Betty Staton and Carolyn Carolina, both of New Haven, and Sandra Anderson of West Haven; brother, Bruce Cox of Cleveland; sister, Lizzie Henderson of Greenville; 20 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren. 
Visitation Tuesday 10-11 a.m., Flanagan Chapel. 
Arrangements by Flanagan Funeral Home Inc., Greenville. 

Eva J. Mizelle 
COLERAIN Mrs. Eva Johnson Mizelle, 90, of 253 Brown School Road, died Saturday, Jan. 20, 2001. 
Funeral services Tuesday 11 a.m., Elm Grove Baptist Church. Burial in Mizelle Family Cemetery. 
Mrs. Mizelle, a North Carolina native, was a homemaker and member of Elm Grove Baptist Church. 
Surviving: her daughters, Kathy Gibson of Williamston and Ellen Hughes of Colerain; sons, Douglas Mizelle and Sherman Mizelle, both of Colerain, and Federal Mizelle of Poquoson, Va.; sisters, Naomi Allen and Matilda Harrison of Chesapeake, Va., and Nancy Jane Davis of Windsor; brother, Jonathan Johnson of Colerain; stepdaughter, Beulah Jernigan of Colerain; eight grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren. 
Visitation today 7-9 p.m., Walker Funeral Home. 
Memorial donations to Elm Grove Baptist Church Building Fund, 636 Elm Grove Road, Colerain, N.C. 27924. 
Arrangements by Walker Funeral Home, Windsor. 

Elizabeth Simpson 
RICH SQUARE Ms. Elizabeth Mesco Simpson, 93, died Saturday, Jan. 20, 2001. 
Memorial services at a later date. 
Ms. Simpson, a native of Monroe, was a retired secretary. 
Arrangements by Walker Funeral Home, Windsor. 

MRS. MARY RUTH RICHARDSON MIDGETTE, 64, 7316 Donnell Place, Forestville, Md., Friday, Jan. 19, 2001 Flanagan Funeral Home, Greenville, N.C. 

MRS. ELIZABETH LITTLE, 85, Greenfield Place, Greenville, Friday, Jan. 19, 2001 Flanagan Funeral Home, Greenville. 

WASHINGTON, N.C. James Acra Hackney Jr., 84, of Washington, North Carolina, died on Sunday morning, January 21, 2001. 
He was born on January 3, 1917 to James Acra and Mae Ayers Hackney. He was co-founder and the retired chairman and CEO of Hackney & Sons Inc., transportation equipment managers in Washington, N.C. 
He is survived by his wife, Margaret Hodges Hackney; his six children: James A. Hackney III, Ralph Hodges Hackney, Keith Dunston Hackney, Robert Swindell Hackney and Margaret Elizabeth "Marty" Hackney, all of Washington, N.C.; and Paul Harrison Hackney of Cary, N.C.; ten grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. 
Funeral will be at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 23, 2001, at the First United Methodist Church in Washington, N.C. 
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the James Acra Hackney Scholarship Fund of the Hoffman Education Center, Montgomery, AL, c/o P.O. Box 1268, Washington, NC 27889-1268. 

GRIMESLAND Mrs. Hortense Lewis Edwards, 93, died Sunday, January 21, 2001. 
A graveside funeral service will be conducted Wednesday at 11 a.m. in Greenwood Cemetery with Dr. Skipper McLawhorn and Rev. Wayne Hicks officiating. 
Mrs. Edwards, a native of the Bethel community of Pitt County, had made her home in the Grimesland community since 1930. she taught piano in the Grimesland schools for three years prior to 1930. She was a longtime member of Grimesland United Methodist Church, and her membership was transferred to Salem United Methodist Church when the Grimesland church closed. She was also a member of the Greenville Shrine #7, Order of White Shrine of Jerusalem. 
Mrs. Edwards was preceded in death by her husband, J. Lyman Edwards, in 1972 and son, Lyman L. Edwards, in 1994. 
She is survived by her daughter-in-law, Pansy E. Edwards of the home; grandchildren, Deborah E. McLawhorn and husband, Skipper, of Greenville, Lyman L. (Lewie) Edwards and wife, Charlotte, of San Diego, California; great-grandchildren, Christopher and Matthew McLawhorn, Jennifer and Ashley Edwards; and a sister, Ann L. Tugwell of Manteo. 
The family will receive friends Tuesday from 7-8:30 p.m. at Wilkerson Funeral Home and at other times will be at the home of Pansy Edwards, 1219 Black Jack-Grimesland Road. 
Memorials may be made to University Health Systems Hospice, 504 B Dexter Street, Greenville, N.C. 27834. 

NEW BERN Mrs. Ernestine "Tina" Tetterton Ross, 81, of Twin Rivers Nursing Home died Saturday, Jan. 20, 2001. 
She was pre-deceased by her father, Jesse Tetterton; mother, Marena Tetterton; husband, George Talmadge Ross; son, Charles W. Ross; and daughter, Priscilla Ross Street. She was a member of Broad Street Christian Church and the Eastern Star, Chapter 129, and was a longtime resident of 106 Franklin Ave., New Bern. 
Funeral services will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Cotten Funeral Home with the Rev. Joe Faulconer officiating. Burial will be at Greenleaf Memorial Park. 
She is survived by two sons-in-law, William E. Street III of New Bern and Floyd H. Gainous of Wilmington; daughter-in-law, Mary M. Ross of New Bern; brothers, Jesse W. Tetterton Jr. and Carl J. Tetterton, both of Greenville, and Larry E. Tetterton of Louisburg; sisters, Eleanor Josephine Chelburg of Eden Prairie, Minn., and Lois D. Manning of Danville, Va.; grandchildren, Sherri and Joe Ross of New Bern, Suzanne Street Banzet and Julius E. Banzet IV of Winston-Salem, Sheila and Tim Straub of Vanceboro and Stacy H. Street of Greensboro. 
The family will receive friends at Cotten Funeral Home Monday from 7 to 8:30 p.m. 
Memorials may be made to Broad Street Christian Church Building Fund. 

Frank I. Carson 
BELHAVEN Mr. Frank Irvin "Bill" Carson, 70, of Autumnfield in Belhaven, died Saturday, Jan. 20, 2001. 
Funeral services Tuesday 11 a.m., Oakdale Cemetery, Washington, N.C. 
Mr. Carson was born in Pitt County and was a resident of Bath. He worked with the Beaufort County Development Center and was a member of the Bath Christian Church and the Saturday Night Jamboree. 
Surviving: his brothers, Ed Carson of Bath and Walter Carson of Greenville; sister, Lorraine C. Everett of Belhaven. 
Visitation at the graveside after the service. 
Memorials to the Saturday Night Jamboree, c/o Carrie Gurganus. 301 E. 13th St., Washington, N.C. 27889. 

Clifton Adams Jr. 
WINSTON-SALEM Mr. Clifton "Eddie" Edward Adams Jr., 31, of Traphill died Friday, Jan. 19, 2001. 
Funeral services Tuesday 2 p.m., Cotten Funeral Home, New Bern. Burial in Greenleaf Memorial Park. 
Mr. Adams was a member of the Elkin Valley Baptist Church. 
Surviving: his wife, Kathy Adams; daughters, Brittany Michaela Adams and Rachel Dawn Adams, both of the home; parents, Joy and Clifton Edward Adams Sr. of Grifton; brother, Michael Lynn Adams of Seattle; paternal grandmother, Dottie Stewart Adams of New Bern; maternal grandmother, Hazel Ange Duncan of Cove City. 
Visitation today 7-8:30 p.m., Cotten Funeral Home. 
Memorials to Baptist Hospital Burn Center, Winston-Salem, N.C. 27101 or the Eddie Adams Trust Fund, Yadkin Valley Bank, P.O. Box 88, Elkin, N.C. 28621. 

Henrietta Pandiscio 
FARMVILLE Ms. Henrietta Johnson Pandiscio, 60, of 502 E. Wilson St. died Saturday, Jan. 20, 2001. 
Funeral services today 11 a.m., Church Street Chapel of the Farmville Funeral Home. Burial in Hollywood Cemetery. 
Ms. Pandiscio, a Pitt County native, was a member of the First Baptist Church in Farmville. 
Memorials to Home Health and Hospice Care, P.O. Box 795, Greenville, N.C. 27858 or the American Cancer Society. 

Hinton Brinkley 
Mr. Hinton "Mug" Brinkley, 68, of 2006 Blue Jay Lane died Friday, Jan. 19, 2001. 
Funeral services Wednesday 2 p.m., Cedar Grove Missionary Baptist Church. Burial in Greenwood Cemetery. 
Mr. Brinkley was born in Halifax County and worked for Paramore Farms. He was retired. 
Surviving: his wife, Shirley Brinkley; sons, Bobby Green, Linwood Green and Otis Brinkley, all of Winterville, Rick Whitaker, Roy Brinkley and Elton Whitaker, all of Rocky Mount; daughters, Brenda Wilson of Black Jack, Ernestine Green of Greenville, Joyce Harris of Woodbridge, Va., Nicole Jefferson of Washington, N.C., and Brenda Whitaker, Carrie Brinkley and Carethia Brinkley, all of Rocky Mount; brothers, Harrison Brinkley, Leon Brinkley, Jeremiah Brinkley and Lewis Brinkley Jr., all of Enfield, and Larry Brinkley of Washington, D.C.; sisters, Viola McRoy of Enfield, and Sarah Vann and Erma Brinkley, both of Washington, D.C.; 20 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren. 
Viewing Tuesday 2-8 p.m., Rountree and Associates Funeral Home. 

MRS. LEONA WRIGHT, 84, Greenfield Place, Sunday, Jan. 21, 2001 Flanagan Funeral Home, Greenville. 

MR. CHARLES M. KING, 90, Sunday, Jan. 21, 2001 Wilkerson Funeral Home and Crematory.

Spencer Raynor 
HAMILTON Mr. Spencer Raynor, 81, of 1129 Fort Branch Road died Sunday, Jan. 21, 2001. 
Funeral services Thursday 3:30 p.m., Hamilton Church of Christ. Burial in Hamilton Cemetery. 
Mr. Raynor, a Martin County native, was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He was a farmer and a member of Hamilton Church of Christ, where he served as an elder. 
Surviving: his wife, Irene E. Raynor; son, Gene Raynor of Hamilton; daughter, Linda R. Edmondson of Williamston; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. 
Visitation Wednesday 7-8:30 p.m., Biggs Funeral Home, Williamston. Other times at the residence. 

Nannie Edwards 
WILSON Mrs. Nannie Mae Hagen Edwards, 83, died Saturday, Jan. 20, 2001. 
Graveside services today 11 a.m., Maplewood Cemetery. 
Surviving: her daughter, Linda Howard of Greenville; sons, Jasper E. "Dickie" Edwards and Gerald Lee Edwards, both of Wilson; sisters, Jenny Hayes, Edna Tomlinson and Katie Belle Briley, all of Wilson; four grandchildren. 
Arrangements by Joyner's Funeral Home Inc. 

Elizabeth D. Little 
Mrs. Elizabeth Daniels Little, 85, died Friday, Jan. 19, 2001. 
Funeral services Wednesday 7 p.m., Flanagan Funeral Chapel, Greenville. Burial Thursday in Rehovia Cemetery, Pactolus. 
Mrs. Little, a native of Pitt County, was a retired housekeeper. She was a member of Hayes Chapel Missionary Baptist Church. 
Visitation at the funeral chapel one-half hour before the service. Other times at the residence of Jimmy and Barbara Jones, 7155 U.S. 264, Washington, N.C. 

George M. Bailey 
HOUSTON Mr. George Marion Bailey, 67, died Sunday, Jan. 21, 2001. 
Funeral Mass Wednesday 10 a.m., Saint Bartholomew Church in Katy. Burial Wednesday noon, Memorial Oaks Cemetery, Houston. 
Surviving: his wife, Esther Rose Bailey; sons, John Leland Bailey and William David Bailey; daughter, Georganna Rose Bailey; brother, Dr. Franklin Boyd Bailey; sisters, Hattie Elizabeth Stocks and Jean Halsey; eight grandchildren. 
Rosary will be held today 7:30 p.m. at the church. 
Arrangements by Family Funeral Care, Katy. 

Herman Robinson 
CHARLESTON, S.C. Mr. Herman Clarence "Kooksie" Robinson died Sunday, Jan. 21, 2001. 
Funeral Mass Wednesday 1 p.m., Stella Maris Roman Catholic Church, Sullivan's Island. Burial in Mount Pleasant Memorial Gardens Cemetery. 
Mr. Robinson, a Charleston native, was a 1938 graduate of The Citadel. He was a captain in the U.S. Army during World War II. Mr. Robinson was the retired owner of Robinson Furniture Co. 
Surviving: his wife, Barbara Condon Robinson; sons, Bill Robinson of Beaufort and Randy Robinson, Richard Condon Robinson and Robby Robinson Jr., all of Charleston; daughters, Barbara Robinson Wilkerson of Greenville, N.C., Sally Robinson Whitlock, Paula Robinson Davis and Cindy Robinson Compton, all of Charleston; sister, Mrs. Jack W. Simmons of Charleston; 20 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren. 
Visitation today 5-7 p.m., McAlister-Smith Funeral Home. Vigil wake service at 6 p.m. 
Memorials to The Brigadier Foundation, The Citadel, 171 Moultrie St., Charleston, S.C. 29409 or to Stella Maris Catholic Church, 1204 Middle St., Sullivan's Island, S.C. 29482. 

Dillon Hood 
DUDLEY Mr. Dillon Hood, 70, of 321 Five Points Road died Monday, Jan. 22, 2001. 
Funeral services Wednesday 2 p.m., Shumate-Faulk Funeral Chapel, Goldsboro. Burial in Wayne Memorial Park. 
Mr. Hood, a native of Wayne County, was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and a member of Love Memorial Baptist Church. 
Surviving: his wife, June Bibb Hood; daughter, Tammy Hood of Dudley; son, Steven Harlow of Dudley; brothers, Ralph Hood of Goldsboro and Norwood Hood of Greenville; sister, Dean Hood Rackley of Mount Olive; one grandchild. 
Visitation at the funeral chapel one hour before the service. 

MR. GEORGE D. MERCER SR. 80, 815 S. Walnut St., Farmville, Monday, Jan. 22, 2001 Joyner's Mortuary. 

ARMONIEN WIGGINS, infant, 1308 Victory Village, Sunday, Jan. 21, 2001 Rountree and Associates Funeral Home. 

MRS. LENA V. CLARK WRIGHT, 86, 470 Cark Road, Sunday, Jan. 21, 2001 Flanagan Funeral Home Inc., Greenville.

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