Miscellaneous Pitt County, North Carolina Obituaries


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Dorothy Baker 
FARMVILLE — Mrs. Dorothy Sparrow Baker, 91, of 5106 Toddy Road, passed away Tuesday, July 30, 2002. Funeral services will be conducted today at 3:30 p.m. from the Fountain Baptist Church by Mike Barnes. Interment will follow in Queen Anne Cemetery in Fountain. 
Mrs. Baker was born in Lenoir County to the late Fernie and Marianda Sparrow on Sept. 3, 1910. Dorothy was a lifetime member of the Fountain Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, W.J. (Pete) Baker; and by one grandson, David Jackson Bundy. 
She is survived by four daughters and their husbands, Jean and Garland Barnes of Woodstock, Ga., Catherine and Walter Speight of Fountain, Kaye and Jimmy Hinson of Farmville, and Faye and James Bundy of Raleigh; eight grandchildren, Cheryl Barnes, Michael and Katherine Barnes, Timmy and Vickie Barnes, Brenda and Danny Moore, Deborah and Val Winstead, Gloria and Kirk Kesler, Jim and Janice Hinson, and Karen and Jeff Barlow; and 16 great-grandchildren, Chris and Paul Schwartz, Jennifer and Mitch Herber, Donovan and Alex Barnes, Jeffery and Amanda Barnes, Christopher, Jonathan and Stephanie Moore, Cathy and Steven Boswell, Chad Winstead, Amanda and Jamie Hinson, and Jackson and Parker Barlow. 
The family received friends at the Farmville Funeral Home Wednesday evening from 7 until 9 and other times at the home of Walter and Catherine Speight, 6684 East Wilson St., Fountain. 

Paul G. Price 
FARMVILLE — Mr. Paul G. (Bob) Price, 65, died Wednesday, July 31, 2002, in Pitt County Memorial Hospital. The funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 2 p.m. in the Wilkerson Funeral Chapel. Entombment will follow in the Mausoleum at Pinewood Memorial Park. 
Mr. Price, a native of Spartanburg, S.C., spent his youth and early adulthood in West Palm Beach, Fla. He moved to Farmville in November of 1976 and was employed at Pitt County Memorial Hospital in Plant Operations for a number of years, retiring in June 2000. He was a former member of the First Free Will Baptist Church in Deerfield Beach, Fla., and attended the Greenville Church of God. 
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Rhonda Dickerson; parents, Marion J. and Lanzanaka Mae Price; and a sister, Pat Teems. 
Surviving are his wife, Faye Walston Price; two sons, Tony Price of Wellford, S.C., and Marion J. (Chuck) Price of Moore, S.C.; six daughters, Barbie J. Price of Loxahatchee, Fla., Deborah Lynn Miles, Tawana Christman and Sondra Hancock, all of Greenville, Teri Lee Sheehy of Atlanta and Joni Nelson of Winterville; two sisters, Jackie Merritt of Lake Worth, Fla., and Eula Tarrence of Boynton Beach, Fla.; 12 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. 
The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Friday at Wilkerson Funeral Home. 

Thelma Pegg 
WINSTON-SALEM — Mrs. Thelma "Tillie" Graves Drives Pegg died Wednesday, July 30, 2002, at her home. She was born on April 18, 1925, to Oscar Edward Driver, Sr., and Mary Arlesa Graves Driver. She was a longtime member of Ardmore Baptist Church and the Adult 9 Sunday School Class. Thelma was the salutatorian of the 1942 graduating class of Farmington High School, was a graduate of the N.C. Baptist School of Nursing, Duke University Personnel Management and Head Nursing Program, earned the Gold Medal of the N.C. State Board of Nursing Examinations and was a member of the Bowman Gray School of Nursing Ambulatory Program. She loved her work as a registered nurse in the Department of Clinics at Bowman Gray School of Nursing and the Plastic Surgery Department. 
Preceding her in death are her husband, Luther Wade Pegg Jr., her parents, and a brother, Oscar Edwards Driver, Jr. 
Surviving are her daughter, Toni Susan Pegg Doub (Randy Davis Doub) of Greenville, two sons, Richard Wade Pegg (Mary Kathryn) and Eric Alan Pegg (Alana), all of Winston-Salem; five grandchildren, Alexander and Jameson Doub of Greenville and Mary Lesa, Nolan and Matthew Pegg of Winston-Salem; two sisters, Betty Driver Nance of Clemmons and Bonnie Hope Ferebee (Wayne) of Mocksville, two brothers, Harry K. Driver (Mary Kathryn) and John Bruce Driver, all of Mocksville; a "special" cousin, Mary Elizabeth Graves Griffin (Woodrow) of Harrisburg and several nieces and nephews. 
Funeral services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at Ardmore Baptist conducted by Dr. Bill Ireland with interment to follow in Forsyth Memorial Park. The family will receive friends Thursday evening from 7-9 p.m. at Vogler & Sons Funeral Home, 2951 Reynolda Road. Flowers will be accepted, or donations would be appreciated to Hospice/Palliative Care of Winston-Salem/Forsyth County, 1100-C S. Stratford Road, Winston-Salem, N.C. 27103. 
Arrangements by Vogler & Sons Funeral Home, Winston-Salem. 

Danny R. Harris 
WILSON — Mr. Danny Ray "Butchie" Harris, 50, of 4814-A White Oak Loop Road, died Monday, July 29, 2002. He was a member of The Abundant Life Church of Wilson. 
Funeral services 2 p.m. Saturday, L.N. Forbes Original Free Will Baptist Tabernacle. Burial in St. Delight Cemetery, Walstonburg. Viewing 3-9 p.m. Friday, Hamilton Funeral Chapel, other times at the residence. 

Willie G. Moore 
FARMVILLE — Mr. Willie Glen Moore, 94, of 515 S. Barrett St., died Friday, July 26, 2002. He was a member of Seven Holly Primitive Baptist Church and state deacon of Union Line Primitive Baptist Association. 
Funeral services 2 p.m. Saturday, Primitive Baptist Association Center, Fountain. Burial in Crestlawn Gardens. Viewing 7-8 p.m. Friday, at the center. Arrangements by Joyner's Mortuary, Farmville. 

Eugene Smith 
Entombment for Mr. Eugene Smith is 6 p.m. Friday, Red Hill Cemetery. Arrangements by Don Brown Funeral Home, Ayden. 

James A. Staton 
James Arthur Staton, 63, of 103 Vance St., died Monday, July 29, 2002. 
Funeral services 3 p.m. Saturday, Sweet Hope Free Will Baptist Church. Burial in Homestead Gardens. Visitation 7-8 p.m. Friday, at the church. Arrangements by Rountree & Associates Funeral Home, Greenville. 

RALPH A. OLSON, 83, Washington, N.C., Wednesday, July 31, 2002 — Wilkerson Funeral Home & Crematory, Greenville. 

MRS. VERRATINE HUDSON, Robersonville, Tuesday, July 30, 2002 — Perkins Funeral Home, Bethel. 

Elmer J. Dail Jr. 
TROY, Ohio — Mr. Elmer J. Dail Jr., 72, died Friday, Aug. 2, 2002, in Troy, Ohio. A funeral service will be conducted Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. in the mausoleum at Pinewood Memorial Park in Greenville, N.C. 
Mr. Dail, a native of Greene County, N.C., lived his early life in Greenville. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean conflict and received a Purple Heart medal. He operated Dail Photography in Charlotte for a number of years and later was employed as a civilian photographer for the U.S. Navy in Norfolk, Va. After retirement, he had lived in both Florida and Texas and had made his home in the Troy, Ohio, area since 1991. He attended St. James Episcopal Church in Piqua, Ohio. 
Surviving are his two daughters, Mabel Helen Dail of Alexandria, Va., and Katherine Elizabeth Jones of Clover, S.C.; two sons, Philip T. Dail of Sheridan, Wyo., and Arthur Jack Dail of Williamston; two brothers, Oscar Lee Dail and Bobby J. Dail, both of Greenville, N.C.; four sisters, Helen Joyce Dail of Greenville, Lillie Dean of Murfreesboro, N.C., Lewellyn McCloud of Chapmanville, W.Va., and Linda Ragan of Virginia Beach, Va.; and six grandchildren. 
The family will receive friends at Wilkerson Funeral Home Wednesday from 2 to 3 p.m. 

William W. Franklin 
Mr. William Wayne Franklin, 44, died at his home in Greenville on Saturday, Aug. 3, 2002. A graveside funeral service will be conducted Wednesday at 1 p.m. at Raleigh Memorial Park, U.S. 70 West of Raleigh. 
Mr. Franklin, a native of Raleigh, attended the Eastern N.C. School for the Deaf in Wilson and was a graduate of Morganton School for the Deaf. He worked with the N.C. Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped in Raleigh for 15 years. For the past three years, he had made his home in Greenville. 
He is survived by his sister, Candy Brookbank and her husband, John, of Greenville; and a niece, Kimberly Brookbank, of Greenville. 
The family will receive friends tonight from 6:30 to 8:30 at Wilkerson Funeral Home. 

Inez B. Jones 
VANCEBORO — Mrs. Inez Barrow Jones, 73, died Monday, Aug. 5, 2002. The funeral service will be conducted Thursday at 11 a.m. in the Wilkerson Funeral Chapel in Vanceboro. Burial will follow in Ayden Cemetery. 
Mrs. Jones, a native of Craven County, was a longtime resident of the Dudley’s Crossroads community. She was retired from Stanadyne Automotive Corp. in Washington. She was a member of the Oak Grove Free Will Baptist Church. 
Mrs. Jones was preceded in death by her husband, McDaniel Jones. 
Surviving are her sons, Harold D. Jones and wife, Linda, of Ayden and Doug Jones and wife, Nancy, of New Bern; daughter, Jennifer J. Duzan and husband, Howard, of Columbus, Miss.; grandchildren, Chad Jones, Misty F. Jones, Emily E. Duzan, Sarah M. Duzan, Lauren A. Jones, Tyler D. Jones and Kyle S. Jones; sisters, Geneva Simpson of Raleigh and Irene Edwards of Hope Mills. 
The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at Wilkerson Funeral Home in Vanceboro. 
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Oak Grove Free Will Baptist Church, P.O. Box 182, Vanceboro, N.C. 28586. 

Joan T. Day 
ROBERSONVILLE — Joan Taylor Day, 64, died Sunday, Aug. 4, 2002. The funeral service will be conducted Wednesday at 11 a.m. at First Christian Church. Burial will follow in Robersonville Cemetery. 
Joan Day grew up in the Shepard Mill Pond section of the Stokes community and had been a resident of Robersonville most of her adult life. A graduate of Stokes High School, she attended business school in Raleigh and worked in the office of Eastern Urology Clinic in Greenville for the past 17 years. She was a longtime member of First Christian Church. 
Surviving are her two sons, John Curtis Day of Robersonville and Stephen Robert Day of Nashville, Tenn.; mother, Julia Roberson Taylor of Robersonville; two sisters, Janice Taylor Riley of Stokes and Judy Taylor Kelly of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; and three grandchildren, Dresden Lee Day, Emily Elizabeth Day and Camden Victoria Day. 
The family will receive friends tonight from 5:30-7:30 at Wilkerson Funeral Home in Greenville. 

Leon M. Morris 
The Rev. Leon Madison Morris, 86, died Sunday, Aug. 4, 2002, at his home. The funeral service will be conducted Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the Wilkerson Funeral Chapel. Burial will follow in Pinewood Memorial Park. 
Mr. Morris was born in Bristol, Tenn., on July 27, 1916, the son of the late James Allen and Cora Belle Haga Morris. He served in the United States Army “D” Battery, 461st Anti-Aircraft Artillery Automatic Weapons Battalion in the European Theater. His service culminated with the Battle of the Bulge. 
 resident of Greenville since 1938, Mr. Morris worked in all types of home repairs for most of his working life. He was a longtime member of the Salvation Army Church and served as the Corps Sgt. Major for a number of years. For the past 20 years, he had been a member of Greenville Church of God, where he taught Sunday school. He was also involved in nursing home, prison, radio and street ministries for many years. 
Surviving are his wife, Vivian Potter Morris; two daughters, Nancy Alene Morris Janocha and husband, Ron, and Sandra Morris Lee and husband, Larry, all of Greenville; son, Leon Allen Morris and wife, Debra, of Snow Hill; seven grandchildren, David Lee and wife, Cindy, Ron Janocha II and wife, Karen, Steven Janocha, Michelle Morris Berisford and husband, Eric, April Morris Stepps, Leon A. Morris Jr., Madison Morris, Kristy Bell and Jennifer Bell; eight great-grandchildren, Samantha and TrŽ Lee, Brandon and Austin Berisford, Taylor and Katie Stepps, and Brianna and Kristopher Bell; two sisters, Betty Morris Octigan and husband, Don, and Peggy Morris Jamieson and husband, Tom, all of Greenville; and numerous nieces and nephews. 
The family will receive friends tonight from 7-9 at Wilkerson Funeral Home and at other times at the home of Alene and Ron Janocha, 206 Quail Hollow Road, Greenville. 

Talmadge Page Sr. 
AYDEN — Mr. Talmadge Dawson Page Sr., 76, died Monday, Aug. 5, 2002. 
Memorial services 7 p.m. Thursday, Winterville Free Will Baptist Church. Visitation following the service at the church. Memorials to University Health Systems Hospice, 504 B Dexter St., Greenville, N.C. 27834 or Duke Cancer Patient Support Program, DUMC#3139, Durham, N.C. 27710. Arrangements by Farmer Funeral Service, Ayden. 

Pauline Smith 
HENDERSONVILLE — Mrs. Pauline Ballard Smith, 88, of 2726 Holly Hill Drive died Saturday, Aug. 3, 2002. She was the retired co-owner of the Fashion Shop, Plymouth. 
Funeral services 2 p.m. Wednesday, Plymouth United Methodist Church. Burial in the church yard. Viewing Wednesday morning until noon, Horner-Walker Funeral Home. Memorials to Plymouth United Methodist Church memorial fund, P.O. Box 734, Plymouth, N.C., 27962. 
Maggie "Dilly" Barnhill, 69, 303 E. Church St., Bethel, Sunday, Aug. 4, 2002 — Flanagan Funeral Home, Inc., Greenville.

William D. Whitaker 
FOUNTAIN — Mr. William D. Whitaker, 61, of 3341 South Church St. died Thursday, Aug. 1, 2002, at his home. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 2 p.m. from the Church Street Chapel of the Farmville Funeral Home by the Rev. Mike Barnes. Interment will follow in Queen Anne Cemetery in Fountain. 
Mr. Whitaker was a resident of Chesapeake, Va., for 45 years and was a member of Moose Lodge No. 464 in Chesapeake. 
He is survived by his wife, Lucille Whitaker of the home; one son, William Whitaker Jr. of Clinton; three stepdaughters, Kay Scott of Knots Island, Francis Combs of Chesapeake and Jean Vick of Rocky Mount; two stepsons, James Dennis of Morehead City and Billy Pate of Hagan, Ga.; two sisters, Myrtle Anderson of Chesapeake and Louise Vincent of Spring Hope; and seven step-grandchildren. 
The family will receive friends at the Farmville Funeral Home tonight from 7 until 9. 

Juanita Joyner 
FARMVILLE — Mrs. Juanita Sugg Joyner, 73, of 3279 Moye-Turnage Road died Thursday, Aug. 1, 2002, in Pitt County Memorial Hospital. 
Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 11 a.m. from the Church Street Chapel of the Farmville Funeral Home by the Rev. Gina Barrow. Interment will follow in Forest Hills Cemetery. 
Mrs. Joyner was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church. 
She is survived by her husband, Charles D. Joyner of the home; one daughter, Darlene Tyson of Jacksonville; one son, Joab "Joey" Tyson of Macclesfield; two stepdaughters, Angela Norton of Mechanicsville, Va., and Charlotte Copper of Harrisonburg, Va.; one sister, Nannie Rose Lane of Goldsboro; nine grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. 
The family will receive friends at the Farmville Funeral Home, Friday evening from 7 to 9. 

Leda M. Duggins 
WILLIAMSTON — Mrs. Leda M. Duggins, 90, of Wilson died Wednesday, July 31, 2002. A native of Williamston, she was a homemaker. 
Funeral services 2 p.m. Sunday, Goddard Hill Church. Burial in church cemetery. Visitation 6-7 p.m. Saturday, Manson Mortuary. 

Eddie L. Freeman 
SNOW HILL — Eddie Lee Freeman, 73, of 4204 Highway 903 South died Wednesday, July 31, 2002. 
Funeral services 3 p.m. Sunday, Antioch Church of Christ, Hookerton. Interment in Shady Grove Cemetery. Wake 7-8 p.m. Saturday, S. Connor Memorial Funeral Home. 

Willie G. Jones 
LA GRANGE — Willie Grace Jones, 60, of 2355 Peppertree Road died Saturday, July 27, 2002. 
Memorial service at 2 p.m. Saturday, S. Connor Memorial Chapel, Snow Hill. The family will receive friends at the home. 

John A. Lucas 
TARBORO — Mr. John A. Lucas, 79, died Tuesday, July 30, 2002. 
Graveside services 2 p.m. Saturday, Dancy Memorial Cemetery, Princeville. Viewing 4-8 today, Hemby Willoughby Mortuary Service, Tarboro. 

Verratine Hudson 
ROBERSONVILLE — Mrs. Verratine Hudson, 67, of 2313 Claude Green Road died Tuesday, July 30, 2002. 
Funeral services 2 p.m. Sunday, Christian Chapel Church, Parmele. Burial in Robersonville Memorial Garden. Visitation Sunday 12:30-2 p.m. at the Church. Perkins Funeral Home, Bethel.

Dallas Pendry Sr. 
Mr. Dallas Leslie Pendry Sr., 77, of 2097 W. Arlington Blvd., Greenville, N.C., died Friday, Aug. 2, 2002, at Spring Arbor Assisted Living. 
He was born in Guilford County on May 7, 1925, a son to the late Robert Everett Pendry and Ruby Weston Pendry and was married to Ruth Abbott Pendry, who preceded him in death on April 4, 2001. He and Ruth were married for 53 years. Dallas moved to Spring Arbor in Greenville during April of 2002 to help his sons open Fabric & Home Furnishing at 3131 Mosley Drive. Wanting to make sure they were "back in their own business," he was able for several weeks to come to the store every day and welcome customers and watch his sons with wonderful fatherly pride! Still calling High Point his home, he made new friends in Greenville fast. The employees at Spring Arbor were wonderful and took great care of Dallas, making sure he knew he was at "home." Dallas was a proud Marine serving his country during World War II on Iwo Jima. He would talk for hours about being a Marine when he wasn't talking about his children or grandchildren. He was the former owner and operator of Astra Brake Service, a member of Numa F. Reid Masonic Lodge 344 and a member of the 5th Marine Division Association. 
Surviving are sons:, Dallas Leslie Pendry Jr. and wife, Amanda Boyles Pendry, of Manteo, N.C., Dale Robert Pendry and wife, Lisa Horne Pendry, of Greenville; sisters Elizabeth Hedgecock of Colfax, N.C., and Joyce Smith of Greensboro, N.C.; grandchildren: Ashley Pendry Johnson of Thomasville, Emily Pendry of Charlotte, N.C., Tyler Pendry of Manteo and Dale Robert Pendry Jr. "DJ" of Greenville. 
Funeral services will be held at 7 p.m. Sunday in the chapel of Cumby Family Funeral Service in High Point. The visitation will be at the funeral home following the service. A graveside service and interment with military honors will be 11 a.m. Monday at Guilford Memorial Park in Greensboro. 
Arrangements by Cumby Family Funeral Service, High Point. 

James H. Williams 
ELIZABETH CITY — Mr. James Haywood Williams, 72, of 1209 Shellie Drive died Saturday, Aug. 3, 2002. 
Funeral services 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Biggs Chapel, Williamston. Burial in Martin Memorial Gardens, Williamston. Viewing 7-8:30 p.m. today, Biggs Funeral Home and other times at the home of John Albert Williams. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Corinith Baptist Church, 1035 U.S. 17 South, Elizabeth City, N.C. 27909.

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