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Lillian G. Weese
Feb. 11, 1923 Feb. 17, 2001
  NEW BRAUNFELS, Texas — Lillian Galloway Weese, 78, a native of Walstonburg,  
N.C., died Feb. 17 at Methodist Transplant and Specialty Hospital, San Antonio.  
The funeral was held Feb. 20 at Zoeller Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in  
Guadalupe Valley Memorial Park Cemetery.
  Surviving are three daughters, Aleta Gase, Kathy Drouin and Ellen Munguia;  
three sons, Erich Weese, Bill Hardison and Tracy Weese; two sisters, Axie Eason  
and Agnes Horton; three brothers, Paul Galloway, Clifton Galloway and Irvin  
Galloway; 20 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-
grandchildren.

Maggie Woodard
  Maggie Woodard, 89, a resident of Brian Center, died Feb. 24 at Wilson Medical  
Center. The funeral will be conducted by Elder Paul Bunch at 1 p.m. Saturday at  
L.N. Forbes Original Free Will Baptist Tabernacle, 1800 Lane St. Burial will  
follow in Rest Haven Cemetery.
  Surviving are one daughter, Cora Forte of Wilson; five brothers, Charlie  
Woodard and Albert Woodard, both of Sharpsburg, Steve Woodard of Portsmouth,  
Va., Aaron Woodard of Rockville, Md., and Kenneth Woodard of Cleveland, Ohio;  
five grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; seven  
stepgrandchildren; and 17 stepgreat-grandchildren.
  The body may be viewed at King & Darden Funeral Home, 325 E. Nash St., Friday  
from 2-8:30 p.m. with the family receiving friends there from 7-8 p.m. and at  
other times at the residence of her daughter, 404 Garner St., where they will  
assemble one hour before the funeral.

Jane W. High
  Jane Williams High, 81, died Thursday at Avante at Wilson. The funeral will be  
conducted by the Rev. Benny Poythress at 11 a.m. Saturday at Shingleton Funeral  
Home Chapel, 2407 W. Nash St. Entombment will follow in Evergreen Memorial  
Gardens.
  Surviving are four daughters, Doris Skinner and Brenda Pearce, both of Wilson,  
and Linda Wimberly and Sandra Skinner, both of Lucama; one sister, Tiney  
Viverette of Gainesville, Fla.; four grandchildren; and three great-
grandchildren.
  The family will receive friends at the funeral home Friday from 7-9 p.m.

James H. Barnes
  James Henry Barnes, 64, of Sanford, formerly of Kenly, died Wednesday. A  
memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Coley Funeral Home Chapel,  
Kenly.
  Surviving are his wife, Betty Crocker Barnes; two daughters, Betty Brown of  
New Bern and Crystal McKinzie of Holly Ridge; a son, James Edward Barnes of  
Sanford; one sister, Shirley Shea of Washington, N.C.; two brothers, Charles  
Barnes of Black Creek and John Barnes of Pineville; and two grandchildren.
  The family will receive friends at the home of Mary Crocker Mosley, 190 Antler  
Drive, Wilson Mills.

Charles S. Langley
Aug. 6, 1939 March 1, 2001
  ROCKY MOUNT — Charles Sidney Langley, 61, died Thursday at his home. A  
graveside service will be conducted by the Rev. Bill Rose Sunday at 3 p.m. at  
Rocky Mount Memorial Park Mausoleum.
  Surviving are his wife; one daughter; one son, Sidney Ross Langley of  
Sharpsburg; his mother; two sisters, including Peggy Vester of Sharpsburg; and  
two brothers.
  The family will receive friends at Bowling Funeral Home Saturday from 6-8:30  
p.m.

Danny Allen
  Danny Allen, 55, of Philadelphia, formerly of Wilson, died Feb. 27 at Louis  
Stokes Veterans Administration Hospital, Cleveland, Ohio. The funeral will be  
conducted by the Rev. Darrick Barnes at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Calvary Holiness  
Church, 515 Daniel St. Burial will follow in Rest Haven Cemetery.
  Surviving are four daughters, Dannette Allen, Brett Allen, Brenda T. Allen   
and Crystal Allen, all of Philadelphia; four sons, Eugene Allen, Danny Allen  
Jr., Danny Ray Allen and Nobel Drew Allen, all of Philadelphia; seven sisters,  
Geraldine Forte of Cary, Doris Whitaker of Woodbridge, Va., Barbara Allen of  
Suitland, Md., Clara Canady, Venice Allen and Yvonne Rountree, all of Wilson,  
and Elizabeth Gear of Raleigh; one brother, Wade Allen of Virginia; his  
stepfather, Roscoe Rountree of Wilson; three stepsons, Triston Brown, Andrew  
Brown and Carey Brown, all of Philadelphia; and six grandchildren.
  The body may be viewed at King & Darden Funeral Home, 325 E. Nash St. Saturday  
from 2-8:30 p.m. with the family receiving friends there from 7-8 p.m. and at  
other times at 1009 Atlantic St. where they will assemble one hour before the  
funeral.

Joanne McFadden
  BALTIMORE — Joanne McFadden, 38, died Monday. The funeral will be held at 11  
a.m. Saturday at United Union Methodist Church. Burial will follow in Arbutus  
Cemetery.
  Surviving are her mother, Maggie Jones McFadden of Baltimore, formerly of  
Wilson, N.C.; three sisters; and three brothers.
  Arrangements are being handled by Albert P. Wylie Funeral Home

Rubie R. Bilke
Aug. 14, 1903 March 1, 2001
  RALEIGH — Rubie Robertson Bikle, 97, died Thursday. A graveside service will  
be held in Oakwood Cemetery at 2 p.m. today.
  Surviving are a daughter; a son, John George Bikle Jr. of Wilson; seven  
grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.
  The family will receive friends at 721-202 Bishops Park Drive.
  Arrangements are being handled by Brown-Wynne Funeral Home, St. Mary’s Street.

Louise C. Small
  GREENVILLE — Louise Cherry Small, 92, died Thursday. The funeral will be  
conducted at 1 p.m. Sunday at Mount Pleasant Christian Church. Burial will  
follow in the church cemetery.
  Surviving are a daughter; a son, Wilburn E. Small Jr. of Wilson; and two  
grandchildren.
  The family will receive friends from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. today at Wilkerson  
Funeral Home.

Lillie Mae A. Braswell
Oct. 19, 1919 March 1, 2001
  KENLY — Lillie Mae Ayers Braswell, 81, of 8651 Revell Road, died Thursday at  
Johnston Memorial Hospital, Smithfield.
  The funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at L.N. Forbes Original Free Will  
Baptist Tabernacle, 1800 Lane St. Ext., Wilson. Burial will follow in Rest Haven  
Cemetery.
  Surviving are two daughters, Gerri Braswell of the home and Retha Hucks of  
Maryland; three sons, James Braswell, McKennel Braswell and Terry Braswell, all  
of Kenly; one sister, Vivian Braswell of Syracuse, N.Y.; one brother, Harvey  
Ayers of Goldsboro; a number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
  The body may be viewed Sunday from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Hamilton Funeral  
Chapel, 726 S. Tarboro St., Wilson. The family will receive friends at the  
residence where they will assemble one hour before to the funeral.

Elmer B. Taylor
Jan. 8,1927 March 2, 2001
  WALSTONBURG — Elmer Bruce Taylor, 74, of 1796 Howell Swamp Road died Friday at  
his home. The funeral was conducted by the Rev. Tony Glass and the Rev. Ron  
Braxton at 11 a.m. today at Farmville Funeral Home Church Street Chapel. Burial  
followed in Walstonburg Cemetery.
  Taylor, a retired farmer, was a member of Howell Swamp Free Will Baptist  
Church and served as treasurer for 25 years. He was army veteran of World War  
II. He was a member of the American Legion Post 332 for 28 years and also served  
as commander.
  Surviving are his wife, Frances Sawry Taylor; two daughters, Kay Taylor of New  
York, N.Y., and Donna Jo Taylor of Liverpool, England; one son, Elmer Bruce  
Taylor Jr. of Walstonburg; his mother, Inez B. Taylor of Walstonburg; and two  
brothers, Bobby Earl Taylor of Greenville and Fred Taylor of Prince Frederick,  
Maryland.

Wiley C. Ivey
  SNOW HILL — Wiley C. Ivey, 86, formerly of Walstonburg, died Saturday. A  
graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Snow Hill Cemetery.
  Surviving are his wife, Doris Harrell Ivey of Snow Hill; a son, Robin Godwin  
of Walstonburg; and one granddaughter.
  The family will receive friends at Taylor-Edwards Funeral Home from 7-9  
tonight. Visitors are welcome to visit Mrs. Ivey at Britthaven Nursing Home,  
Room 711, Snow Hill.

Josephine M. Johnson
  KENLY — Josephine M. Johnson, 89, of 6252 Flower Hill Road died Friday. The  
funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Lewis Godwin at 3 p.m. Tuesday at Mount  
Zion Free Will Baptist Church. Burial will follow in the Johnson Family  
Cemetery.
  Surviving are two daughters, Nadine Crocker and Jackie Narron, both of Kenly;  
two sisters, Bessie Hawkins of Oklahoma and Nellie Quakenbush of Kansas; eight  
grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.
  The family will receive friends at Coley Funeral Home from 7-9 tonight.

Isaac J. Hilliard Jr.
  Isaac James Hilliard Jr., 41, of 918 Carolina St. died Saturday at Wilson  
Medical Center.
  Arrangements are incomplete and being handled by Hamilton Funeral Chapel, 726  
S. Tarboro St.

Martha W. Whitley
  PINETOPS — Martha W. Whitley, 91, died Saturday. The funeral will be held at 2  
p.m. today at Eagles Baptist Church. Burial will follow in Macclesfield  
Cemetery.
  Arrangements are being handled by Carlise Funeral Home, Tarboro.

William C. Morgan
Oct. 6, 1935 March 5, 2001
  SAMARIA — William C. Morgan, 65, died Monday. The funeral will be conducted by  
the Rev. Butch Gordon at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Samaria Baptist Church. Burial will  
follow in the church cemetery.
  Surviving are his wife, Kitt Morgan; two daughters, Dawn Ellis and Jamie  
Morgan, both of Wilson; one sister, Annie Ruth Morgan of Samaria; two brothers,  
John Morgan of Spring Hope and Carold Morgan of Raleigh; and one grandson.
  The family will receive friends at the church from 7-9 tonight and at other  
times at 9413 N.C. 97 West, Middlesex.

June A. Watson
  KENLY — June Allen Watson, 93, died Sunday at Wilson Medical Center. The  
funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Alex Maultsby at 1 p.m. Wednesday at  
Buckhorn United Methodist Church. Burial will follow in Buckhorn Cemetery.
  Surviving are one daughter, June Rose Watson of Buckhorn; one son, Linwood R.  
Watson of Calabash; two grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
  The family will receive friends at Coley Funeral Home from 7-8:30 tonight.

Alvin J. Davis
  KENLY — Alvin J. “Buddy” Davis, 51, of 6823 N.C. 581 died Sunday at Wayne  
Memorial Hospital, Goldsboro. The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Jerry  
Andrews at 7 tonight at Coley Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be Wednesday at  
11 a.m. in Kenly Cemetery.
  Davis was a member of Kenly Church of God.
  Surviving are his wife, Thelma Horne Davis; one daughter, Jannie Renee Davis  
Brown of Kenly; two sons, Horace Alvin Davis III of Fremont and Joseph Robert  
Davis of Kenly; his father, Horace A. Davis of Garner; four sisters, Betty  
Mercer of Vanceboro, Pauline Lupton of Bayboro, Thelma Lundy of Garner and Joyce  
Strickland of Raleigh; one brother, Ray Davis of Zebulon; and three  
grandchildren.
  The family will receive friends at the funeral home following the funeral.

Tommy Lee Johnson
Dec. 4, 1950 March 1, 2001
  Tommy Lee “Grocery Boy” Johnson, 50, of Greenville, formerly of Wilson, died  
Thursday. The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Oscar Pender at 1 p.m.  
Wednesday at Wilson Chapel Free Will Baptist Church, 513 E. Barnes St. Burial  
will follow in Hamilton Burial Garden.
  Johnson was employed at Lowe’s.
  Surviving are his wife, Shirley Johnson of Elm City; two daughters, Cherie  
Nicole Johnson of Elm City and Jackie Bailey of Bailey; one son, Michael Griffin  
of Germany; his mother, Lillie Mae Johnson of Wilson; two sisters, Lillie Cruz  
and Stella Batts, both of Wilson; and four brothers, Charles Johnson, Russell  
Johnson and Dannie Johnson, all of Wilson, and Willie Johnson Jr. of San Diego,  
Calif.
  The body may be viewed at Hamilton Funeral Chapel, 726 S. Tarboro St., today  
from 3-9 p.m. with the family receiving friends there from 7-8 p.m. and at other  
times at 601 Dew St. where they will assemble one hour before the funeral.

Daisy R. Pender
  Daisy Belle Raper Pender, 85, of 416 N. Parker St., Elm City, died Sunday at  
Friendly Elm Rest Home. The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Donnie Price  
at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Thomas-Yelverton Funeral Service, 2704 W. Nash St. Burial  
will follow in Maplewood Cemetery.
  Surviving are an aunt and nieces and nephews.
  The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7-8:30 tonight.

Beatrice W. Sharp
  Beatrice Watson Sharp, 73, died Monday at Wilson Medical Center. The funeral  
will be conducted by the Rev. Bobby Ferrell at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Free Spirit  
Free Will Baptist Church, Highway 301 South. Burial will follow in Evergreen  
Memorial Gardens.
  She was retired from Samsons Manufacturing Company with 37 years of service.
  Surviving are her husband, Charlie Sharp; two sons, Shelton Mullen of Lucama  
and Tony Mullen of Wilmington; four sisters, Thelma Turner of Wilson, Ruby  
Currie of Kenly, Lissie Turner of Lucama and Arlene Lamm of Wilson; two  
brothers, Clifton Watson of Wilson and Elton Watson of Goldsboro; eight  
grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
  The family will receive friends at Shingleton Funeral Home, 2407 W. Nash St.,  
from 7-9 tonight and at other times at 104 Randolph St.

Amanda R. Owens
May 17, 1926 March 5, 2001
  FOUNTAIN — Amanda Ruth Owens, 74, of Wilson Street died Monday at Pitt County  
Memorial Hospital, Greenville. A memorial service will be conducted by the Rev.  
Claude Andrews at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Fountain Presbyterian Church.
  Arrangements are being handled by Farmville Funeral Home.

Beulah B. Hinnant
May 16, 1908 March 6, 2001
  Beulah Boyette Hinnant, 92, died today. The funeral will be conducted by the  
Rev. Alex Maultsby at 11 a.m. Thursday at Buckhorn United Methodist Church.  
Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
  Surviving are two daughters, Rebecca H. Scott of Wilson and Alice Ferrell  
Schodly of Juno Beach, Fla.; one son, Roland Jennings Hinnant of Kenly; two  
sisters, Frances Boyette of Wilson and Lois B. Flowers of Leesburg, Fla.; one  
brother, Larry A. Boyette of Kenly; eight grandchildren; and 10 great-
grandchildren.
  The family will receive friends Wednesday from 7-8:30 p.m. at Joyner’s Funeral  
Home, 4100 U.S. 264 West, and at other times at 6013 N.C. 581, Kenly.

Erin M. Faulkner
March 31, 2001 March 31, 2001
  Erin Michelle Faulkner, an infant, died Saturday at Duke University Hospitals,  
Durham. The burial was held Sunday in the Perry Family Cemetery, Bailey.
  Surviving are her parents, Paul and Brandi Faulkner of Wilson; one sister,  
Sierra Faulkner of the home; her maternal grandmother, Debbie Pearson of Wilson;  
maternal grandfather, Raymond Perry of Wilson; and maternal great-grandmother,  
Sulla Perry of Bailey.

Betty Jean B. Nanney
  FARMVILLE — Betty Jean Baker Nanney, 65, died Tuesday at Pitt County Memorial  
Hospital. The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Wilkerson Funeral Home  
Chapel, Greenville. Burial will follow in Pinewood Memorial Park.
  She was a member of St. Paul’s Pentecostal Holiness Church.
  Surviving are two daughters, Sharon Lee Wells of Farmville and Karen Marie  
Nanney of the home; two sons, Edgar Earl Nanney Jr. and Jamie Ray Nanney, both  
of Farmville; three sisters, Eva Mae Moore of Wilson and Rachel Bridgeman and  
Peggy Rouse, both of Washington, N.C.; two brothers, Joseph Baker of Farmville  
and Leland “Buddy” Baker of Washington, N.C.; five grandchildren; and one great-
grandchild.
  The family will receive friends at the funeral home Thursday from 7-9 p.m. and  
other times at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Nanney, 3904 Nanney Lane.

W. David Osborne
  William David Osborne, 53, of 4713 Evansdale Road died Tuesday at Wilson  
Medical Center. A graveside service will be conducted by the Rev. Johnny Taylor  
at 2 p.m. Thursday in Evergreen Memorial Gardens.
  Osborne was a former employee of Cook’s Department Store.
  Surviving are two sons, Christopher Lee Osborne and William David Osborne Jr.,  
both of Richmond, Va.; four sisters, Almeda Pruett of Wilson, Margie Allen of  
Bailey, Patsy Davison of Richmond, Va., and Shirley Lester of Warrenton, Va.;  
one brother, Douglas Mack Osborne of Ayden; and two grandchildren.
  The family will receive friends at Shingleton Funeral Home, 2407 W. Nash St.  
from 7-9 tonight.

Jeffrey K. Moore
  Jeffrey Keith Moore, 45, of Forestville, Md., died Feb. 28 at D.C. General  
Hospital. The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. James Ellis at 2 p.m.  
Saturday at Paul’s Chapel AME  Zion Church, Appie. Burial will follow in St.  
Delight Cemetery.
  Surviving are two daughters, August Ford and Takia Ford of the home; four  
sons, Tavares Maye of Wilson, Jeffrey Keith Ford, Juwan Ford and Juquan Ford,  
all of the home; his mother, Olivia Baker Moore of Stantonsburg; four sisters,  
Cora L. Palmer of Plainfield, N.J., Barbara Moore Taylor and Latonya D. French,  
both of Wilson, and Sandra G. Ward of Saratoga; and one brother, Charlie Moore  
Jr. of Stantonsburg.
  The body may be viewed at S. Connor Memorial Funeral Home, Farmville, Friday  
from 7-8 p.m.

Deborah A. Arnold
July 23, 1952 March 4, 2001
  Deborah Ann Arnold, 48, died Sunday. The funeral will be conducted by Bishop  
Joseph Mooring at 6 p.m. Saturday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day  
Saints.
  Surviving are three daughters, Erin Newton Batts, Holly Newton and Ashley  
Brown, all of Wilson; her parents, Russell and Arlene Banister Arnold of Roper;  
one brother, Wyatt Arnold of Wilson; and one grandson.
  Arrangements are being handled by Joyner’s Funeral Home, 4100 U.S. 264 West.

Andre L. Perry
  Elder Andre Lee Perry, 42, of Greenville died Monday at Pitt County Memorial  
Hospital. The funeral will be held at noon Saturday at L.N. Forbes Original Free  
Will Baptist Tabernacle, 1800 Lane St. Burial will follow in Holly Hill Church  
Cemetery, Belvoir.  
  Elder Perry was former youth pastor at Perry’s Temple Original Free Will  
Baptist Church and former pastor of New Bethel Free Will Baptist Church of  
Fremont. He was a member of Perry’s Temple Original Free Will Baptist Church and  
pastor of Washington Branch Free Will Baptist Church of Snow Hill.
  Surviving are his wife, Sandra Barnes Perry; one daughter, Jennifer Perry of  
the home; two sons, Andre Marques Anderson of Belmar, N.J., and Philip Perry of  
the home; his parents, Bishop Joseph N. Perry and Annie Brown Perry of Wilson;  
three sisters, Angela Perry of Wilson, Michelle Little and Venetia Waters, both  
of Greenville; two brothers, Jermaine Perry of Kenly and Andre Bandy of Wilson;  
and two grandchildren.
  The body may be viewed at Flanagan Funeral Home, Greenville, Friday from 1-4  
p.m. and at the church Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon. The family will receive  
friends at the funeral home Friday from 7-9 p.m.

Ruth R. Bell
March 15, 1937 March 6, 2001
  Ruth Ella Richardson Bell, 63, of 1805 Lipscomb Road died Tuesday at her  
residence. The funeral will be conducted by Steve Sakas at 1 p.m. Saturday at  
the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 1423 N.W. Forest Hills Road. Burial  
will follow in Hamilton Burial Garden.
  She was employed with Tri Component Products and was a member of the Kingdom  
Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses.
  Surviving are two sons, James Harvey Bell of Brooklyn, N.Y., and Raymond  
Dwayne Bell of the home; six sisters, Edna E. Smith of Stantonsburg, Deloris  
Johnson of the home, Geraldine Richardson and Lorine Richardson, both of  
Saratoga, Annie R. Coe of Pensacola, Fla., and Mary J. Artis of Wilson; two  
brothers, LeRoy Richardson of Saratoga and Bobby G. Richardson of Pensacola,  
Fla.; and four grandchildren.
  The body may be viewed at Hamilton Funeral Chapel, 726 S. Tarboro St., Friday  
from 3-9:30 p.m. with the family receiving friends there from 8:15-9:15 p.m. and  
at other times at the residence where they will assemble one hour before the  
funeral.

Noah Harris
Dec. 24, 1919 March 5, 2001
  Noah “Chicken” Harris, 81, of 5206 N.C. 91 East, died Monday at Kitty Askins  
Hospice Center, Goldsboro. The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. James  
Barron at Rountree Missionary Baptist Church, 2110 Martin Luther King Blvd.  
Burial will follow in Rest Haven Cemetery.
  Harris was a member of Rountree Missionary Baptist Church.
  Surviving are his wife, Eula Mae Pegues Harris; one daughter, Marlene B. Evans  
of Rocky Mount; one son, Noah A. Harris of Fayetteville; 10 stepchildren, Peggy  
Joyner, Reane Oates and Frank Oates, all of Forestville, Md., Patricia Oates of  
Silver Spring, Md., Duarthur Oates of Rocky Mount, Johnny Oates of Kinston,  
Frances Silver, Carlette Atkinson, Shirelle Edwards and Bill Oates, all of  
Wilson; two grandsons; and two great-grandchildren.
  The body may be viewed at Hamilton Funeral Chapel, 726 S. Tarboro St., Friday  
from 3-9 p.m. with the family receiving friends there from 7-8 p.m. and at other  
times at the residence where they will assemble one hour before the funeral.

William R. Pittman
March 18, 1922 March 6, 2001
  William Robert “Bill” Pittman, 78, of Lutz, Fla., formerly of Fountain, died  
Tuesday. A graveside service will be conducted by the Rev. Frank Cockrell at  
3:30 p.m. Saturday in Queen Anne Cemetery, Fountain.
  Pittman was a member of First Baptist Church of Lutz and was a U.S. Army Air  
Corps veteran of World War II.
  Surviving are his wife, Elaine Pittman; two daughters, Catherine Taber of  
Lutz, Fla., and Sandra Loyd of Land O’Lakes, Fla.; two sons, Jerry Ballard of  
Clayton, Ga., and Randy Ballard of Tampa, Fla.; three sisters, Margaret Gay of  
Greenville, Pauline Craft of Saratoga and Lois Baker of Fountain; two brothers,  
Fred Pittman of Stantonsburg and Ray Pittman of San Antonio, Texas; eight  
grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
  Arrangements are handled by Farmville Funeral Home.

Jeffrey L. Corbett
Nov. 13, 1958 March 5, 2001
  FARMVILLE — Jeffrey Lee Corbett, 42, of 611 Grimmersburg St. died Monday. A  
graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in Hollywood Cemetery.
  Surviving are one son, Brandon Corbett of Kinston; two sisters, Carol Boyette  
of Raleigh and Debbie Burroughs of Columbia, S.C.; and one brother, James Robert  
Corbett Jr. of Farmville.
  Arrangements are handled by Farmville Funeral Home.

Patsy H. Scott
  PIKEVILLE — Patsy H. Scott, 73, died Tuesday. The funeral will be held at 2  
p.m. today at Mount Carmel United Methodist Church. Burial will follow in  
Pikeville Cemetery.
  Arrangements are being handled by Seymour Funeral Home, Goldsboro.

George W. Pride Sr.
  SHARPSBURG — George W. “Buddy” Pride Sr. died Sunday. The funeral will be held  
at 1 p.m. Friday at Olive Chapel Baptist Church. Burial will follow in Rest  
Haven Cemetery, Wilson.
  Arrangements are being handled by Stokes Mortuary, Rocky Mount.

Noah Harris
Dec. 24, 1919 March 5, 2001
  Noah “Chicken” Harris, 81, of 5206 N.C. 91 East, died Monday at Kitty Askins  
Hospice Center, Goldsboro. The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. James  
Barron at 2 p.m. Saturday at Rountree Missionary Baptist Church, 2110 Martin  
Luther King Blvd. Burial will follow in Rest Haven Cemetery.

Isaac J. Hilliard Jr.
Sept. 30, 1959 March 3, 2001
  Isaac James “Kool Ike” Hilliard Jr., 41, of 918 Carolina St. died March 3 at  
Wilson Medical Center. The funeral will be conducted by Bishop Robert L. Gorham  
at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at Wilson Chapel Free Will Baptist Church, 513 E. Barnes St.  
Burial will follow in Hamilton Burial Garden.
  Hilliard was retired from the United States Marine Corps and was employed with  
State-Wide Roofing Company.
  Surviving are two daughters, Yoshika Peterkin and Shannon Peterkin, both of  
Wilson; one stepson, Ramone Peterkin of Wilson; his mother, Lillie Hilliard of  
the home; three sisters, Loretta Ann Hilliard of Newport News, Va., and  
Constance Barnes and Joyce Faye Hilliard, both of Wilson; and two brothers,  
McAnthony Hilliard and Donald Lee Hilliard, both of Wilson.
  The body may be viewed at Hamilton Funeral Chapel, 726 S. Tarboro St.,  
Saturday from 3-9 p.m. The family will receive friends at the residence where  
they will assemble one hour before the funeral.

Dorothy H. Sanders
Oct. 10, 1920 March 7, 2001
  MIDDLESEX — Dorothy Hopkins Sanders, 80, of N.C. 231 South died Wednesday at  
Wilson Medical Center. The funeral will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday at Middlesex  
Church of God. Burial will follow in the Brantley Family Cemetery.
  Surviving are two daughters, Carolyn S. Reid of Spring Hope and Patricia S.  
Bailey of Middlesex; three sons, Kenneth E. Sanders of Middlesex, Ronald J.  
Sanders of Knightdale and Glenn M. Sanders of Spring Hope; one sister, Mavis  
Hopkins of Middlesex; five brothers, the Rev. Oliver Hopkins, Doliver Hopkins  
and C.W. Hopkins Jr., all of Middlesex, Tom Hopkins of Manassas, Va., and Mahlon  
Hopkins of Maryland; 28 grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren.
  The family will receive friends at the church from 7-9 tonight and at other  
times at the home of Carolyn S. Reid, 5771 Frazier Road, Spring Hope.
  Arrangements are being handled by Strickland Funeral Home, Wendell.

Kiesha D. Renfrow
Feb. 19, 1990 March 4, 2001
  FOLSOM, Calif. — Kiesha Denise Renfrow, 11, died Sunday in an automobile  
accident. The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Tillman Wade at 10 a.m.  
Saturday at Mount Vernon Mortuary, Fair Oaks. Burial will follow in California.
  Surviving are her parents, Tamara and Anthony Renfrow of Folsom, formerly of  
Elm City, N.C.; one sister; one brother; and paternal grandparents, Androcus and  
Mattie Renfrow of Elm City.

Janie P. Broadhurst
March 21, 1920 March 8, 2001
  Janie Reid Phillips Broadhurst, 80, died Thursday. The funeral will be  
conducted by the Rev. Doug Murray and the Rev. Bill Bussey at 2 p.m. Saturday at  
First Baptist Church. Burial will follow in Maplewood Cemetery.
  Surviving are two daughters, Janet Beaman of Wilson and Susan Edwards of Rocky  
Mount; and four grandchildren.
  The family will receive friends at Joyner’s Funeral Home, 4100 U.S. 264 West,  
from 6-8:30 tonight and at other times at 128 Canterbury Road.

Sybil F. Ellis Coyer
Sept. 19, 1935 March 8, 2001
  Sybil Faye Ellis Coyer, 65, of Wilson died Thursday. The Rev. Julius Whitley  
will conduct a graveside service at 2 p.m. Sunday at Good News Church Cemetery.  
Burial will follow.
  Surviving are two daughters, Kate Bruce and Karen Coyer, both of Zebulon; one  
sister, Carrie Ellis of Macclesfield; one brother, David Ellis of Jefferson; and  
four grandchildren.
  Visitation will be from 7 to 9 p.m. today at Joyner’s Funeral Home, 4100 U.S.  
264, Wilson.

Russell Lawrence McKay
  ROCKY MOUNT — Russell Lawrence McKay, 75, died Friday at Nash General  
Hospital. The Rev. John McKay will conduct the funeral at 2 p.m. Monday at Mount  
Pleasant Methodist Church in Farmville, Va. Burial will follow in the church  
cemetery.
  A World War II veteran, McKay was born in Cumberland County, Va.
  Surviving are his former wife, Irene McKay of Wilson; four daughters, Vickie  
M. Huskey of Nashville, Freda Medlin and Shirley Medlin, both of Spring Hope,  
and Margaret Quick of Evansville, Ind.; one son, Russell McKay Jr. of Raleigh;  
one sister, Francis Bragg of South Boston, Va.; three half-sisters, Patsy Hannah  
of Richmond, Va., Barbara Sears of Farmville, Va., and Carolyn Gholston of  
Amelia, Va.; two brothers, Maynard McKay of Mebane and Alvin “Bud” McKay of  
Roxboro; 11 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
  The family will receive friends from noon to 2 p.m. Monday at Mount Pleasant  
Methodist Church, Farmville, Va.

Martha Louis Mills
May 30, 1913 March 8, 2001
  ELM CITY — Martha Louis Mills, 87, of 310 Pender St., Elm City, died Thursday  
at Nash General Hospital. The Rev. Albert Baker will conduct the funeral at 2  
p.m. Sunday at First Baptist Church, Elm City. Burial will follow in Hamilton  
Burial Garden, Lane St. Ext., Wilson.
  Surviving are a son, Larry Mills of Rocky Mount; three daughters, Velma Mills  
of Bladensburg, Md.; Annie Toodle of Boston and Artis Parker of Richlands; a  
sister, Jessie Barnes of Elm City; 24 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren.
  The body may be viewed today from 3 to 9 p.m. at Hamilton Funeral Chapel, 726  
S. Tarboro St., Wilson. The family will receive friends at the residence, where  
they will assemble one hour prior to the service in preparation for the funeral  
procession.The Wilson Daily Times publishes obituaries as a service to our  
readers at no charge. The fax number is 243-7501 or 243-2999. The obituary  
deadline is 9:45 a.m. weekdays and 9:15 p.m. Friday for the Saturday edition.

Jesse A. Baker
  MACCLESFIELD — Jesse Albert Baker, 51, died Friday. The funeral was conducted  
by the Rev. Jeff Holden at 11 a.m. today at Carlisle Funeral Home, Tarboro.  
Burial will follow in Macclesfield Cemetery.
  Baker was a retired carpenter and merchant.
  Surviving are his son, Christopher Jason Baker of Farmville; one stepson, Neal  
Jefferson of Benson; his mother, Melrose Ham Baker of Macclesfield; four  
sisters, Beverly Garrett of Fountain, Diane Harris of Pinetops, Brenda Ellis of  
Rocky Mount and Betty Faye Braxton of Tarboro; one brother, Lester Baker Jr. of  
Pinetops; and one grandchild.

Mildred E. Ferrell
Nov. 21, 1920 March 9, 2001
  Mildred Evelyn Ferrell, 80, of Goldsboro, a native of Wilson, died Friday at  
Kitty Askins Hospice Center, Goldsboro. The funeral was conducted by the Rev.  
Gary Bailey and the Rev. Richard Glosson at 3:30 p.m. Sunday at Stoney Creek  
Free Will Baptist Church. Burial followed in the Upper Black Creek Church  
Cemetery.
  Surviving are three daughters, Annette Futrell and Patricia Ferrell, both of  
Goldsboro and Christie Taormina of Benicia, Calif.; three sisters, Dorothy  
Ferrell of Chesapeake, Va., Mary Olive Lane of Wilson and Yvonne Robertson of  
Richmond, Va.; two brothers, Charles Ferrell and Woodrow Ferrell, both of  
Wilson; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
  Arrangements were handled by Howell Funeral Home & Crematory, Goldsboro.

Mildred B. Lane
  SELMA — Mildred Barnes Lane, a native of Wilson, died Saturday at Wilson  
Medical Center. The funeral will be conducted by Elder Harold Pittman at 2 p.m.  
Tuesday at Parrish Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Sunset Memorial  
Park, Smithfield.
  Surviving are her husband, Gerald Douglas Lane; two daughters, Shirley  
Winstead Hill of Selma and Patricia Ann Tillery of Wilmington; two stepsons,  
Steven Clarence Lane and Michael Douglas Lane, both of Selma; one sister, Alma  
Gray Duke of Wilson; one brother, Jimmy Earl Barnes of Wilson; three  
grandchildren; three stepgrandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
  The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7-9 tonight.

Marilyn S. Richardson
July 14, 1930 March 10, 2001
  Marilyn Schutte Richardson, 70, died Saturday. The funeral will be conducted  
by the Rev. Arthur Wall at 11 a.m. Tuesday at West Nash United Methodist Church.  
Burial will follow in Evergreen Memorial Gardens.
  Surviving are her husband, R. Stanley Richardson; a daughter, Martha Richards  
of Raleigh; a son, Marc S. Richardson of Santa Rosa, Calif.; a brother, Leon  
Schutte of Iowa; and one grandson.
  The family will receive friends at Joyner’s Funeral Home, 4100 U.S. 264 West,  
from 7:30-9 tonight and at other times at 1202 Windemere Place.

Edna L. Looney
  MACCLESFIELD — Edna Lewis Looney, 72, died Saturday. A graveside service will  
be held at 1 p.m. today in Macclesfield Cemetery.
  Surviving are her daughter, Alice Kay Looney of Richmond, Va.; a son, James  
Roy Looney III of Clayton; and a sister, Mrs. Samuel J. Cole of Raleigh.
  Arrangements are being handled by Carlisle Funeral Home, Tarboro.

Ralph L. Cash Sr.
  PRINCETON, Ky. — Dr. Ralph Louard Cash died Sunday at his home. The funeral  
will be held Wednesday at Ogden Memorial Church. Burial will follow in Cedar  
Hill Cemetery.
  Surviving are four children, including Dr. James Butler Cash Sr. of Wilson;  
nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
  Arrangements are being handled by Morgan’s Funeral Home.

Irene S. Doak
Sept. 17, 1908 March 11, 2001
  CHAPEL HILL — Irene “Pokie” Stevens Barnes Doak, 92, formerly of Wilson, died  
Sunday. The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Chapel of the  
Cross Episcopal Church.
  She was a retired teacher, having taught at Greenfield School and in Wilson  
County, Nash County and Craven County public schools.
  Surviving are a daughter, Diana Barnes James of Raleigh; a sister, Ann Stevens  
Adams of Bennettsville, S.C.; a stepdaughter, Susan Diane Doak of Minneapolis,  
Minn.; five grandchildren; three stepgrandchildren; and four great-
grandchildren.
  The family will receive friends at the church following the service.
  Arrangements are being handled by Joyner’s Funeral Home, 4100 U.S. 264 West,  
Wilson.

Willis F. Joyner
  Willis F. Joyner of 3046 Firestone Parkway died Friday. A graveside service  
was conducted at 11 a.m. today in Maplewood Cemetery.
  Surviving is a son, Fletcher Joyner Jr. of Wilson.
  Arrangements were handled by Coley Funeral Home, Kenly.

Kazuko T. Howard
  PINK HILL — Kazuko Taga Howard died Monday at Lenoir Memorial Hospital,  
Kinston. The funeral will be held at a later date in Yokohama, Japan.
  Surviving are her husband; two daughters, including Linda H. Johnson of  
Wilson; and three grandchildren.
  The family will receive friends at the homes of Michele Waters, Dan Howard and  
Linda Johnson from 7-9 tonight.
  Arrangements are being handled by Edwards Funeral Home, Kinston.

Nellie Crumel
July 4, 1925 March 11, 2001
  MIDDLESEX — Nellie Crumel, 75, of 11526 N.C. 231 South died Sunday at Wilson  
Medical Center. The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Essie Brown at 1 p.m.  
Wednesday at First Baptist Church of Middlesex, Oak Street. Burial will follow  
in Middlesex Memorial Gardens.
  She was retired from Cross Poultry and was a member of First Baptist Church of  
Middlesex where she served on the mother board.
  Surviving are her husband, James L. Crumel; five daughters, Mamie Sutton of  
Middlesex, Geraldine Reed of Long Island, N.Y., the Rev. Dorothy Lucas of  
Wilson, Nellie Epps of Knightdale and Maryline Crumel of Zebulon; three sons,  
the Rev. Joe Crumel of Knightdale, Willie Crumel of Zebulon and Billy Crumel of  
Garner; one sister, Sarah Crumel of Middlesex; and 33 grandchildren.
  The body may be viewed at Hamilton Funeral Chapel, 726 S. Tarboro St., today  
from 2-5 p.m. The family will receive friends at the church from 7-8 p.m. and at  
other times at the residence where they will assemble one hour before the  
funeral.

Robert G. Jackson
Nov. 9, 1919 March 12, 2001
  PINETOWN — Robert Garland Jackson, 81, died Monday at Beaufort County  
Hospital. The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. William Mobley and the Rev.  
J.N. Baggett at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Paul Funeral Home, Washington, N.C. Burial  
will follow in Pamlico Memorial Gardens.
  Surviving are his wife; two sisters; and three brothers, including James  
Jackson of Wilson.
  The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7-9 tonight and at  
other times at the home.

Jane T. Laughridge
  Jane Turner Laughridge died Monday. A memorial service will be conducted by  
the Rev. Blair Both at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church, 202  
N. Goldsboro St. Burial will be private
  Surviving are her husband, Palmer G. Laughridge Jr.; one daughter, Martha L.  
Geitner of Asheville; one son, Palmer G. Laughridge III of Wilson; and six  
grandchildren.

Bennie C. Atkinson
March 20, 1927 March 9, 2001
  Bennie Clifton “B.C.” Atkinson, 73, of 2020 Fieldcrest Road died Friday at  
Veterans Administration Hospital, Durham. The funeral will be conducted by the  
Rev. George Atkinson at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at L.N. Forbes Original Free Will  
Baptist Tabernacle. Burial will follow in Rest Haven Cemetery.
  Atkinson served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was a member of the  
Pride of Wilson Masonic Lodge No. 484. He was a member of Greater Century  
Baptist Church where he served as a deacon and chairman of the trustees board.
  Surviving are his wife, Margaret Williams Atkinson; six daughters, Sallie  
Jones, Lorraine Brantley and Peggy Rowe, all of Charlotte, Nancy Todd and  
Deloris Barfield, both of Wilson, and Jacqueline Fisher of Newark, N.J.; one  
son, William Clark of New York, N.Y.; two sisters, Martha Hinnant of Queens,  
N.Y. and Ara Edwards of Wilson; 13 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
  The body may be viewed at Hamilton Funeral Chapel, 726 S. Tarboro St.,  
Wednesday from 2-5 p.m. The family will receive friends at the church from 7-8  
p.m. and at other times at the residence where they will assemble one hour  
before the funeral.

Elmer E. Starling
  Elmer Earl “Buddy” Starling, 58, died Monday at the Brian Center. The funeral  
will be conducted by the Rev. Benny Poythress and the Rev. Wanda Brothers at 2  
p.m. Thursday at Bryant Funeral Home, Alliance. Burial will follow in Oriental  
Cemetery.  
  Surviving are a daughter, Tammy S. Griggs of Florence; two stepdaughters,  
Rhonda Breed of Reelsboro and Pat Voliva of Mesic; three sisters, Becky Joyner  
of Rocky Mount, JoAnn Harrell of Wilson and Shirley Stallings of Crisp; five  
brothers, Freddie Starling of Lucama, Billy Starling of Orlando, Fla., Paul  
Starling of Norcross, Ga., Ernie Starling of Dunn and Raymond Starling of  
Wilson; and four stepchildren.
  The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7-8 tonight and at  
other times at the home of his stepdaughter, Rhonda Breed, 74 Florence St.,  
Reelsboro.

Leola S. Toney
Nov. 11, 1908 March 13, 2001
  RALEIGH — Leola Stephenson Toney, 92, died Tuesday in Wilson. The funeral will  
be conducted by the Rev. Albert Edwards at 2 p.m. Thursday at Brown-Wynne  
Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Montlawn Memorial Park.
  Surviving are three sons, Larry Toney of Wilson, Reid Toney of Wilmington and  
Timothy Toney of Raleigh; one sister, Thelma Long of Raleigh; seven  
grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
  The family will receive friends at the funeral home Thursday from 1-2 p.m.

Edward Bernstein
Dec. 19, 1915 March 13, 2001
  Edward “Murphy” Bernstein, 85, died Tuesday. A memorial service and visitation  
will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Thomas-Yelverton Funeral Service, 2704 W.  
Nash St.
  Surviving are his wife, Brooks Bernstein; two sons, Mike Bernstein of Morehead  
City and Dr. Jerry Bernstein of Raleigh; and three granddaughters.

Ann M. Bullington
Aug. 21, 1925 March 13, 2001
  SOUTHPORT — Ann Murphy Bullington, 75, died Tuesday at Dosher Nursing Center.  
The funeral was conducted by the Rev. Charles Carter at 11 a.m. today at First  
Baptist Church of Oak Island. A graveside service was set for 1 p.m. Friday in  
Shiloh Methodist Cemetery, Liberty.
  She is survived by her husband, Fred O. Bullington, formerly of Wilson.
  Arrangements are being handled by Peacock-Newnam Funeral & Cremation Service.

Javis Edwards
  KENLY — Javis “Tennie” Edwards, 69, of 13121 N.C. 42 East died Tuesday at Wake  
Medical Center. The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Coley Funeral Home  
Chapel. Entombment will follow in the Edwards Family Cemetery.
  He was owner of Edwards Masonry.
  Surviving are his wife, Alice Grace Edwards; a daughter, Ann Willoughby of  
Princeton; two sisters, Virginia Wall of Selma and Shelia Pearce of Kenly; a  
brother, the Rev. Garland Edwards of Kenly; and one granddaughter.
  The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7-9 tonight.

Lillie E. Page
  PINETOPS — Lillie Edna “Sister” Page, 83, died Wednesday. The funeral will be  
conducted by the Rev. John Melancon and the Rev. Rex Edwards at 2 p.m. Friday at  
Carlisle Funeral Home, Tarboro. Burial will follow in Cedar Grove Cemetery, Elm  
City.
  Surviving are four sisters, Julia Parrish and Penny Webb, both of Pinetops,  
Sarah Whaley of Elm City and Peggy Harts of Tarboro; and one brother, Ashley  
Page of Elm City.
  The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7-9 tonight.

Marcellus Joyner
June 6, 1923 March 11, 2001
  Marcellus “Mark” Joyner, 77, a resident of Brighton Manor, Fuquay-Varina,  
formerly of Wilson, died Sunday. The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. E.L.  
Lawson at 2 p.m. Saturday at Faith Temple Holy Church, 402 Minchew St. Burial  
will follow in Hamilton Burial Garden.
  Joyner was retired from Export Leaf Tobacco Company and was a member of Saint  
Mark Disciples Church of Faro where he served on the usher board.
  Surviving are five daughters, Ethel Cox of Newark, N.J., Julia Jones of  
Washington, D.C., Bettie Mitchell of Silver Spring, Md., Ella Jones of  
Springdale, Md., and Wilma Blackwell of Knightdale; four sons, James Joyner of  
Washington, D.C., Carless Joyner of Dallas, Texas, Joe Joyner of Knightdale and  
Reginald Bennett of Goldsboro; one sister, Lillie Artis of Fremont; one brother,  
Zell Joyner of Walstonburg; 14 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.
  The body may be viewed at Hamilton Funeral Chapel, 726 S. Tarboro St., Friday  
from 3-9 p.m. The family will assemble at the funeral chapel one hour before the  
funeral.

Thelma G. Yelverton-Creech
April 26, 1932 March 10, 2001
  Thelma Gray Yelverton-Creech, 68, of Durham died March 10. The funeral will be  
conducted by the Rev. Donald Lofton at 11 a.m. Saturday at Hamilton Funeral  
Chapel, 726 S. Tarboro St. Burial will follow in Hamilton Burial Garden.
  She was a retired nurse.
  Surviving are her husband, Bishop Marvin Creech; one son, James M. Creech of  
San Leandro, Calif.; one brother, Preston Yelverton of Bailey; and three  
sisters, Nenora Moody of Wilson, Magdeline Hinnant and Essie Phillips, both of  
Long Island, N.Y.
  The body may be viewed at the funeral home Friday from 3-9:30 p.m. with the  
family receiving friends there from 7-8 p.m. and at other times at 2205 Brian’s  
Drive where they will assemble one hour before the funeral.


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