Miscellaneous Pitt County, North Carolina Obituaries

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Rivers Goodall 
COLUMBIA, S.C. — Mr. Rivers Goodall, 49, died Saturday, July 13, 2002. 
A graveside funeral service will be conducted Wednesday at 11 a.m. in Pinewood Memorial Park in Greenville, N.C. 
Mr. Goodall was the son of the late H.R. Goodall Jr. and Geraldine Edwards Goodall. He attended Rose High School and Oak Ridge Military Academy. A resident of Columbia for the past eight years, he was employed as regional manager for Combined Insurance Company of America for 23 years. 
Mr. Goodall is survived by his wife, Donnie Davidson Goodall; two daughters, Heather Goodall and Kristin Goodall, both of Greenville; a sister, Christy G. Hill and her husband, Jim, of Boone; a brother, Ronnie Goodall and wife, Martie, of Greenville. 
The family will receive friends at Wilkerson Funeral Home on Tuesday from 7-9 p.m. and other times at the home of Ronnie and Martie Goodall, 3298 Brick Kiln Road, Greenville. 
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 910-B Wellness Drive, Greenville, N.C. 27834 or 128 Stonemark Lane, Columbia, S.C. 29210. 

Elmer Gnaegy 
Mr. Elmer Edward Gnaegy, 81, died Saturday, July 13, 2002. 
A funeral service will be conducted Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. in the Wilkerson Funeral Chapel. 
Mr. Gnaegy, a native of Chester, Ill., spent most of his adult life in St. Louis, Mo., and later lived in Ocala, Fla. He then retired to Winterville in 1993. He served in the U.S. Coast Guard during World War II. 
He was preceded in death by his wife of 44 years, Lois Gnaegy, and a brother, Roland C. Gnaegy. 
He is survived by a son, Gary Edward Gnaegy of Snow Hill; a daughter, Sharon Marie Gnaegy of Winterville; and three sisters, Inez Gilster of Raleigh, Margie Thuis of Wendell and Gladys Klingeman of Sparta, Ill. 
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Kidney Fund, 6110 Executive Blvd., Rockville, Md. 20852. 

Mildred I. Hoggard 
Mrs. Mildred I. Hoggard, 81, died Friday, July 12, 2002. 
A graveside service will be conducted Wednesday at 11 a.m. in Woodlawn Cemetery in Williamston. 
Mrs. Hoggard had been a resident of Williamston until 1989, when she moved to Greenville. She was a member of the Christian Scientist Church. 
She was preceded in death by her husband, John R. Hoggard, of Williamston. 
She is survived by two daughters, Bonnie Fergus and husband, Bill, of Greensboro and their children, Bill and Jay Fergus, Alecia Moore and Candice Staley; Betsy Leech and husband, David, of Greenville and their children, Pamela and Michael Leech; two sons, Bill Hoggard and wife, Hawley, of Charlotte and their children, Colin and Taylor Hoggard, and Robert Hoggard, of Greenville and his son, John Hoggard; a sister, Doris Borkhuis of Floral Park, N.Y.; and five great-grandchildren. 
The family will receive friends at her residence Tuesday from 7-9 p.m. 
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Christian Scientist Church, 400 S. Meade St., Greenville, N.C. 27858. 
Arrangements are by Wilkerson Funeral Home and Crematory. 

Effie T. James 
ROBERSONVILLE — Mrs. Effie Taylor James, 82, died Sunday, July 14, 2002, at Pitt County Memorial Hospital. The funeral services will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Biggs Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Robersonville Cemetery. 
Mrs. James was a homemaker and a member of Parmele United Methodist Church. She was married to William Quince James, who preceded her in death on Nov. 14, 1980. 
She is survived by a daughter, Peggy J. Edmondson and husband, Walter, of Robersonville; grandchildren, Christopher Mark Edmondson of Camp Casey, Korea and James Andrew Edmondson of Robersonville. 
The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 tonight at the funeral home and other times at the residence of Peggy and Walter Edmondson, 4709 Vanderford Road. 
Arrangements by Biggs Funeral Home. 

Roland Harrington 
Mr. Roland B. Harrington, 73, died Monday, July 15, 2002. The funeral service will be conducted Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the Wilkerson Funeral Chapel. Burial will follow in Pinewood Memorial Park. 
Mr. Harrington, a native of Pitt County, served in the United States Navy during the Korean Conflict. For a number of years, he was employed by Fieldcrest Mills as a machinist, and was later employed by Burroughs Wellcome as an engineer for 16 years, retiring in 1994. 
He attended Winterville Pentecostal Holiness Church. 
Surviving are his wife, Frances Sutton Harrington; daughters, Teresa H. Walls and husband, Carlton, of Ayden, Wanda H. VanBuuren and husband, Leo, of Winterville, Belinda H. Thigpen of Greenville and Lisa H. Copeland and husband, Joe, of Goldsboro; sister, Allie Jane Keyser of Buies Creek; seven grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. 
The family will receive friends tonight from 7-9 at Wilkerson Funeral Home and at other times will be at the home, 2805 Crockett Drive, Greenville. 

Michael Heath 
Michael Wayne Heath, 33, died Saturday, June 29, 2002. He was a Pitt County resident. 
Mr. Heath was the son of the late Jimmy Riley Heath Sr. and the grandson of the late Lester Thomas Heath Sr. and Rubelle Heath. 
Mr. Heath is survived by his brothers, Jimmy Riley "Peanut" Heath Jr. of Greenville and Randy Whitfield of Wilson. 

Joe H. Gainer 
WILLIAMSTON — Joe Henry Gainer, 81, of Gatling Street died Friday, July 12, 2002. A native of Martin County, he was a member of Sandy Point Baptist Church. 
Funeral services 2 p.m. today at the church. Burial in Gainer Family Cemetery. Arrangements by Manson Mortuary. 

Eula M. Gay 
FARMVILLE — Mrs. Eula May Gay, 83, of Farmville died Friday, July 12, 2002. She was a member of Union Grove Free Will Baptist Church and the Helping Hand Club. 
Funeral services 1 p.m. Wednesday at the church. Burial in Sunset Memorial Park. Visitation 7-8 tonight, Joyner's Mortuary Memorial Chapel. 

Earl L. Johnson 
ROCKY MOUNT — Mr. Earl L. Johnson, 72, died Monday, July 15, 2002. 
Funeral services 1 p.m. Friday, Arlington Baptist Church. Entombment 4 p.m. Friday, mausoleum at Pinewood Memorial Park, Greenville. Visitation 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Wilkerson Funeral Home. Memorials to Arlington Baptist Church Benevolence Fund, 1560 Bethlehem Road, Rocky Mount, N.C. 27803. 

Joseph B. Mabry 
YONKERS, N.Y. — Mr. Joseph Bobby Mabry, 67, of 160 Ravine Ave. died Thursday, July 11, 2002. 
Funeral services 11 a.m. Thursday, Don Brown Funeral Home, Ayden, N.C. Burial in Evergreen Memorial Estates. Viewing one hour prior to funeral service at the funeral home. 

Annie M. Speller 
WILLIAMSTON — Annie Mae Slade Speller, 78, of 210 Hunter St. died Friday, July 12, 2002. A native of Martin County, she worked in school food service. She was a member of Cornerstone Baptist Church. 
Funeral services 2 p.m. Wednesday at the church. Burial in Andrews Memorial Park. Viewing 1-5 today, Manson Mortuary. Visitation 7-8 tonight at the church. 

Floyd Batchelor 
Mr. Floyd Batchelor, 79, died Monday, July 15, 2002. He was a native of Nash County, served in the United States Army during World War II and moved to Greenville in 1982. 
Graveside service 11 a.m. Wednesday, Ayden Cemetery. The family will receive Friday following the service, other times at the home. Arrangements by Wilkerson Funeral Home & Crematory.

Naomi R. Vines 
Ms. Naomi Ruth Vines, 73, died Sunday, July 14, 2002, at Cobblehill Health Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. Funeral service will be conducted 2 p.m. Friday at Phillips Brothers Mortuary with the Rev. Montrose Streeter officiating. Burial will follow in Brownhill Cemetery. 
Ms. Vines was a retired nurse. 
She is survived by one sister, Doris Westmoreland of Chicago; three aunts, Olivia Streeter and Lucy Charles, both of Greenville, and Novella Simmons of Rocky Mount; and a devoted cousin, Blanche Dupree of Greenville. 
Viewing 10 a.m. Friday at the funeral home. 
The family will receive guests at 1211 Battle St., the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Streeter. 
Professional funeral arrangements by Phillips Brothers Mortuary, Greenville. 

Vernice Owens 
MACCLESFIELD — Mrs. Vernice Captola Matthews Owens, 90, of the Maccripine Retirement Home died Tuesday, July 16, 2002, in Heritage Hospital in Tarboro. Funeral service will be conducted today at 11 a.m. from the Church Street Chapel of the Farmville Funeral Home by the Rev. Edward Thornton and the Rev. Frank Cockrell. Interment will follow in Queen Anne Cemetery in Fountain. 
Mrs. Owens was a member of Aspen Grove Free Will Baptist Church for over 70 years. She was preceded in death by her husband, D. Raymond Owens; and a son, R. Carlton Owens of Tarboro. 
She is survived by four sons, Dr. William L. Owens of Clinton, Travis Kenneth Owens of Camden, R.B. Owens and Wilton G. Owens, both of Macclesfield; 11 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. 
The family received friends at the Farmville Funeral Home Wednesday evening from 7 until 8:30 p.m. 
In lieu of flowers, friends may make contributions to Aspen Grove Free Will Baptist Church, P.O. Box 174, Fountain, N.C. 27829. 

Catherine Aldridge 
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — Catherine Margaret Aldridge, 84, of the 1000 block of College Park Blvd. died Tuesday, July 16, 2002, at a local hospital after a brief illness. A funeral Mass of the resurrection will be celebrated at St. Gregory the Great Catholic Church on Friday at 1 p.m. Burial will follow in St. Mary's Cemetery, Norfolk. 
Mrs. Aldridge, born in Pottstown, Pa., on July 6, 1918, lived her life enjoying her greatest loves — her children, religion and nursing. 
Following her graduation as a registered nurse from the Bryn Mawr School of Nursing, she entered the Army Nurse Corps in World War II. Mrs. Aldridge and her husband, John W. Aldridge, deceased, moved to Greenville, N.C., in 1955, where they raised their six children. During that time, she was a nurse on the surgical floors at Pitt County Memorial Hospital and was an active parishioner in St. Peter's Catholic Church. 
She later returned to Pottstown and retired as a registered nurse from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. After her retirement, Mrs. Aldridge moved to Virginia Beach to be closer to her children. She was a supporter of numerous charities and a volunteer at the Church of the Ascension. 
She is survived by her children, John W. Aldridge Jr. and Patricia A. Currin of Virginia Beach, Dianne Stolberg of Mechanicsburg, Pa., Michelle Singh of Jackson, Tenn., Marvin M. Aldridge of Chesapeake and Michael R. Aldridge of Norfolk; 12 grandchildren, Alisa C. Vidal, Jon Aldridge, Chris Aldridge, Patrick Aldridge, Matthew Currin, Ryan Currin, Chad Aldridge, Chelsea Aldridge, Ashlee Aldridge, Nicholas Aldridge, Devin Baggett and Gregory Stolberg; and four great-grandchildren. 
The family will receive friends at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home Kempsville Chapel tonight from 7-9. Memorial donations may be made to St. Gregory the Great Catholic Church. 

Lloyd S. Hill 
AYDEN — Mr. Lloyd Simmons Hill, 80, died Wednesday, July 17, 2002, at Pitt County Memorial Hospital. Funeral services 11 a.m. Friday at Freedom Baptist Church with Pastor John W. Hill officiating. Burial in Ayden Cemetery. 
Mr. Hill was born June 17, 1922, in Craven County and was the son of the late Clare Sutton Hill and L.B. Hill. Mr. Hill attended Winterville High School and was a farmer for much of his life. In 1943, he married the late Helen Dail Cox and raised five children. With 30 years of service, he retired from E.I. Dupont Co. in 1982. He was a member of Ayden Volunteer Rescue Squad for several years and member of Ayden First Missionary Baptist Church until he moved his membership to Freedom Baptist Church in the mid-1980s. 
He is survived by two sons, John W. Hill and wife, Jane Mayo Fox-Hill, of Belvoir, and Rodney Hill of Washington; three daughters, Janice Hill Landmark of Ayden, Debbie Hill Bostic and husband, Gary, of Garner, Patricia Stokes Zoeller and husband, Pete, of Washington; one sister, Helen Hardison of New Bern; two brothers, Alton and wife, Ellen Hill, of Winterville, and Willard and wife, Alice Hill, of Greensboro; nine grandchildren, Angie Campbell, David Lancer Landmark, Stephanie Warren, Brett Bostic, David Fox, Chad Stokes, JoLeigh Bostic, Wesley Hill and Margo Fox; and six great-grandchildren. 
Family will receive friends tonight from 7 to 9 at Freedom Baptist Church, 234 Snow Hill St. Extension, Ayden, and other times at the home, 327 Third St., Ayden. 
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be directed to Ayden Fire and Rescue or Freedom Baptist Church Holy Land Fund. 
Arrangements by Farmer Funeral Service, Ayden. 

Louise Mills 
SIMPSON — Mrs. Louise Buck Mills, 82, died at home Wednesday, July 17, 2002. The funeral service will be conducted Friday at 11 a.m. in the Wilkerson Funeral Chapel. Burial will follow in Pinewood Memorial Park. 
Mrs. Mills, a native of Pitt County, was the daughter of the late John and Minnie Buck. She lived her early life in the Reedy Branch community and was a longtime active member of Reedy Branch Free Will Baptist Church. She had made her home in Simpson since 1952 and recently moved her church membership to Salem United Methodist Church. She was also a member of the Simpson Home Demonstration Club. She was an accomplished seamstress and craftswoman, working for many years while farming with her husband. 
In addition to her parents, Mrs. Mills was preceded in death by her husband, Hugh W. Mills Sr., in 1997. 
Surviving are two daughters, Mary M. Lawrence of Simpson and Barbara Heath of Grimesland; one son, Hugh W. Mills Jr. of Simpson; five grandchildren, Kent W. Lawrence of Winston-Salem, Hugh W. Mills III, Keith W. Lawrence and Kay H. Wetherington, all of Greenville, and Janet H. Mills of Grimesland; sister, Geraldine B. Teel of Tarboro; brothers, Charles Buck and William Buck, both of Greenville. 
The family will receive friends tonight from 7-9 at Wilkerson Funeral Home and at other times at the family residence. 
Memorials may be made to Salem United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 218, Simpson, N.C. 27879. 

A.C. Whichard 
STOKES — Mr. A.C. Whichard, 52, died Tuesday, July 16, 2002. The funeral service will be conducted Friday at 11 a.m. at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Washington. Burial will follow in the Whichard Family Cemetery. 
Mr. Whichard, a native and lifelong resident of Stokes, graduated from Stokes-Pactolus High School and Pfeiffer College. He had been employed by Pitt County Memorial Hospital for 28 years, and was currently farming. He was a member of St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church in Greenville. 
Mr. Whichard was preceded in death by his parents, Clifford S. and Mary S. Capehart Whichard. 
Surviving are his daughters, Allison Leigh Whichard of Winterville and Tonya Williams of Greenville; son, Ashbourne C. Whichard Jr. of Greenville; and brother, Roy Whichard of Washington. 
The family will receive friends tonight from 7-9 at Wilkerson Funeral Home. 
Memorials may be made to Carolina Township Fire Department, P.O. Box 26, Stokes, N.C. 27884 or Pactolus E.M.S., 5864 U.S. Highway 264 East, Greenville, N.C. 27834. 

William A. Hines Sr. 
WASHINGTON, N.C. — William Allen Hines Sr., 62, of 2454 Whichards Beach Road died Monday, July 15, 2002. He was a native of Duplin County. 
Memorial service 7-9 p.m. Thursday, University Church of God, Greenville. 

Annie M. Dupree 
ROCKY MOUNT — Mrs. Annie Marina Davis Dupree, 78, died Saturday, July 13, 2002. 
Funeral services noon Saturday, Pine Chapel Missionary Baptist Church. Burial in Community Cemetery. Viewing 2-8 p.m. Friday, Hemby Willoughby Mortuary, Tarboro. 

Julisteen Condery 
TARBORO — Mrs. Julisteen Pettaway Condery, 56, died Friday, July 12, 2002. 
Funeral services 3 p.m. Saturday, Hemby Willoughby Mortuary. Burial in Greenlawn Cemetery. Viewing 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. 

Walter C. Ellis 
BRONX, N.Y. — Mr. Walter Clark Ellis, 63, died Sunday, July 14, 2002. 
Funeral services 2 p.m. Sunday, Bethlehem Primitive Baptist Association Center, Pinetops. Burial in Rest Haven Cemetery, Wilson. Viewing 1-2 p.m. Saturday at the church. Arrangements by Hemby-Willoughby Mortuary, Tarboro. 

George W. Perry 
WINDSOR — George Whitmel Perry, 67, of 128 Askewville-Evans St. died Wednesday, July 17, 2002. A native of Bertie County, he was a retired member of Askewville Fire Department. He was a member of Askewville Baptist Church. 
Funeral services 2 p.m. Friday at the church. Burial in Edgewood Cemetery. Visitation 7-8:30 tonight, Walker Funeral Home. Memorials to University Hospital Hospice, P.O. Box 272, Ahoskie, N.C. 27910; Bertie County Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 74, Windsor, N.C. 27983; Askewville Fire Department. 

Margree Harris 
KINSTON — Mrs. Margree Baker Harris, 75, of 1111 Candlewood Drive died Monday, July 15, 2002. A native of Pitt County, she was a member of Shiloh Church of Christ. 
Funeral services 1 p.m. Friday at the church. Burial in church cemetery. Viewing 2-9 with family visitation 8-9 tonight, Don Brown Funeral Home, Ayden. 

Eleanor Riddick 
WINDSOR — Eleanor Farmer Riddick, 84, of 1306 S. King St. died Wednesday, July 17, 2002. A native of Bertie County, she was a member of Askewville Assembly of God. 
Funeral services 2 p.m. Saturday at the church. Burial in Job Cemetery. Visitation 7-9 p.m. Friday, Walker Funeral Home. 

Martha L. Cox 
CLINTON, Md. — Mrs. Martha Lee Cox, 92, of 10601 Gator Court died Saturday, July 13, 2002. 
Funeral services 2 p.m. today, St. Mary Missionary Baptist Church. Interment in Homestead Memorial Gardens. Arrangements by Norcott and Company Funeral Home, Ayden. 

Florence Oliver 
PLYMOUTH — Mrs. Florence Parrisher Oliver, 89, died Tuesday, July 16, 2002. A native of Washington County, she was a member of Zion's Chapel Church of Christ. 
Funeral services 2 p.m. Friday, Scuppernong Church of Christ, Creswell. Interment in Zion's Chapel Church of Christ. Visitation 7-9 tonight and other times at 303 Station St. Arrangements by Horner-Walker Funeral Home, Plymouth. 

Carl Freeman 
SNOW HILL — Carl Freeman, 66, died Tuesday, July 16, 2002. 
Funeral services 2 p.m. Saturday, S. Connor Memorial Chapel. Interment in Warren Cemetery. Wake 7-9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home; other times at 203 Circle Drive. 

Arthur E. Harrell 
BETHEL — Arthur Eugene Harrell, 49, of 987 U.S. 64 died Monday, July 15, 2002. 
Funeral services 2 p.m. Saturday, Jones Chapel Primitive Baptist Church. Burial in Dancy Cemetery. Arrangements by Perkins Funeral Home, Bethel.


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