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
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.
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
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
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
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
Dudleys Crossroads community. She was retired from Stanadyne Automotive
Corp. in Washington. She was a member of the Oak Grove Free Will Baptist
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 Tr 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.
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
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
The family will receive friends at the Farmville Funeral Home tonight
from 7 until 9.
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
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.
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.