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
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
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.
RICH SQUARE — Ms. Elizabeth Mesco Simpson, 93, died Saturday, Jan.
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
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
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
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
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
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,
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.
Mr. Hinton "Mug" Brinkley, 68, of 2006 Blue Jay Lane died Friday, Jan.
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,
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
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.
WILSON — Mrs. Nannie Mae Hagen Edwards, 83, died Saturday, Jan. 20,
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,
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.
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.
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.