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August 1, 2001

Rebecca C. Exum
Rebecca “Becky” Cockrell Exum, 77, died Tuesday at Britthaven. A memorial
service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Joyner’s Funeral Home, 4100 U.S. 264
West. There will be a private burial at a later date.
She was a former teacher in Wilson County schools and became testing
supervisor of Title One. She was director of the Wilson County tutorial program.
She was a lifelong member of First Baptist Church and was a Sunday School
teacher.
Surviving are her daughter, Dr. J. Cheryl Exum of Sheffield, England; and a
brother, Onnie Cockrell Jr. of Wilson.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home Friday from 7-8:30 p.m.

Oliver Dunston Sr.
CHESAPEAKE, Va. — Oliver Dunston Sr., 94, formerly of Sims, N.C., died July
29. The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Peter Wherry at 11 a.m. Friday at
Queen Street Baptist Church, Norfolk, Va. Burial will follow in Woodlawn
Memorial Park.
Surviving are one daughter, Theo Vick of Middlesex, N.C.; two sons, Hubert
Dunston and Oliver Dunston, both of Chesapeake; and two sisters, Ruth Barham of
Baltimore and Ruby Dunston Jones of Sims, N.C.
Arrangements are being handled by Graves Funeral Home, Norfolk.

August 2, 2001

Willie L. Brown
May 9, 1926 Aug. 1, 2001
Willie Lee Brown, 75, died Wednesday. The funeral will be conducted by the
Rev. Chris Thomas at 2 p.m. Saturday at Joyner’s Funeral Home, 4100 U.S. 264
West. Burial will follow in Evergreen Memorial Gardens.
Surviving are his wife, Grace Marie Deans Brown; a daughter, Wanda Brown
Tedder of Wilson; a son, William Dwayne Brown of Cary; two brothers, Lonnie Carl
Brown of Lucama and Richard Glenn Brown of Kenly; and five grandchildren.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home from Friday from 7-9 p.m.
and at other times at 500 Macon St.

Bertha D. Thomas
April 10, 1927 July 29, 2001
Bertha Lucille “Lil Bit” Darden Thomas, 74, of 502 Bruton St. died Sunday at
Wilson Medical Center. The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Aaron Jarman at
2 p.m. Saturday at L.N. Forbes Original Free Will Baptist Tabernacle, 1800 Lane
St. Extension. Burial will follow in Rest Haven Cemetery.
She was a member of Faith Hope Free Will Baptist Church.
Surviving are two daughters, Pamela T. Jenkins of the home and Mrs. Donald K.
Melvin of Wilson; six sons, Billy Thomas of the home, Danny Thomas and George
Thomas Jr., both of Wilson, Terry Thomas of Lucama, Ratcliff Thomas of Dale
City, Va., and Jerome Thomas of Upper Marlboro, Md.; three sisters, Cornelia
Hilliard and Nora McNeil, both of Newark, N.J., and Easter Anderson of Wilson;
32 grandchildren; and 38 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.

Earl S. Lucas
Earl Sylvester Lucas, 65, of 916 College Circle died Sunday. The funeral will
be conducted by Bishop James Everett at 1 p.m. Saturday at Wilson Revival
Center, 413 N. Pender St. Burial will follow in William Chapel Church cemetery,
Elm City.
Surviving are his wife, the Rev. Alma E. Lucas; five daughters, Ethel Bethune
and Cathy Lucas, both of Wilson, Maria Alston of Lucama, Gloria Taylor of
Greenville and Dorothy Lucas of Irvington, N.J.; five sons, Eddie Lucas and
Danny Lucas, both of Wilson, Darrnell Lucas of Hamilton, N.J., Earl Lucas of
Orange, N.J., and Ormar Lucas, both of Brooklyn, N.Y.; two sisters, Dorothy
Batts and Glenda Lucas, both of Newark, N.J.; two brothers, Kelly Lucas of New
York, N.Y., and Gordon Lucas of Rahway, N.J.; 20 grandchildren; and four great-
grandchildren.
The body may be viewed at King & Darden Funeral Home, 325 E. Nash St., Friday
from 3-8:30 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.

August 3, 2001

Flonnie D. Davis
Feb. 26, 1913 Aug. 2, 2001
Flonnie Deans Davis, 88, died Thursday. A graveside service will be conducted
by the Rev. Larry Letchworth and the Rev. Rusty Russell at 2 p.m. Sunday in
Evergreen Memorial Gardens.
Surviving are five daughters, Shirley Worrell, Audrey Ward, Joyce Cline, Lila
Webb and Carolyn Alexander, all of Wilson; a son, Tom Davis of Wilson; 13
grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends at Joyner’s Funeral Home, 4100 U.S. 264 West,
Saturday from 7-9 p.m. and at other times at 4927 Bloomery Road.

Doris C. Klino
Doris Corson Klino, 67, of Gardners School Road, Elm City, died Thursday at
Wilson Medical Center. A graveside service will be conducted by Woodrow Bradley
at 2 p.m. Sunday in Wayne Memorial Park, Dudley.
Surviving are her husband, Howard L. Klino Sr.; one daughter, Sue Carraway of
Seven Springs; one son, Fred Corson of Seven Springs; six stepsons, Howard Klino
Jr. of Texas, Jimmy Klino and Ronald Klino, both of Kansas, Vincent Klino, David
Klino and William Klino, all of New York; 18 grandchildren; and one great-
grandchild.
The family will receive friends at Shumate-Faulk Funeral Home, Goldsboro
Saturday from 7-9 p.m.

Bennie D. Brown
June 25, 1921 Aug. 1, 2001
PIKEVILLE — Bennie Dixon Brown, 80, of 400 W. Main St. died Wednesday at Brian
Center, Goldsboro. The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. James Rogerson and
the Rev. Andy Stovall at 11 a.m. Saturday at the chapel of Howell Funeral Home &
Crematory, Goldsboro. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery, La Grange, with
Masonic rites.
Surviving are his wife, Rachel Tedder Gay Brown; two daughters, Camille
Williams of Milford, Mass., and Janet Thorne of Siler City; five stepdaughters,
Virgie Davis of Goldsboro, Peggy Sasser and Linda Weaver, both of Pikeville,
Carolyn Love of Gulf Breeze, Fla., and Patsy Riggsbee of Swansboro; two
stepsons, Thomas Preston Jr. of Mount Olive and Ray Preston of Goldsboro; one
sister, Mildred Brown of Baltimore; five grandchildren; and 17 great-
grandchildren.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7-9 tonight

Jimmy L. Farmer
Sept. 6, 1937 Aug. 1, 2001
Jimmy Lee Farmer, 63, of 4113 Tartts Mill Road died Wednesday at Wilson
Medical center. The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Archie Harris at 2
p.m. Sunday at Hamilton Funeral Chapel, 726 S. Tarboro St. Burial will follow in
Hamilton Burial Garden.
Farmer was a veteran of the U.S. Army and was employed by Channel Master.
Surviving are his wife, Christine E. Farmer; one daughter, Melissa L. Thomas
of Wilson; three sons, Michael D. Farmer, Randy A. Farmer and Marshall Farmer,
all of Wilson; three sisters, Lena Epps and Edna Edwards, both of Rocky Mount,
and Mary Ruth Winstead of Pinetops; two brothers, John Henry Farmer of Wilson
and Jasper Farmer of Connecticut; and three grandchildren.
The body may be viewed at the funeral home Saturday from 3-9 p.m. The family
will receive friends at the residence and will assemble there one hour before
the funeral.

Curtis W. Womble
Aug. 27, 1928 Aug. 2, 2001
MACCLESFIELD — Curtis William Womble, 72, of 7300 Shallington Mill Road died
Thursday at Pitt County Memorial Hospital. A graveside service will be conducted
by Blaine Smith at 11 a.m. Saturday in Macclesfield Cemetery.
Surviving are his wife, Delphine W. Womble; two daughters, Gail W. Wise and
Karen W. Skinner, both of Wilson; two sisters, Myrtle Kate Scott and Earldene
Ellis, both of Wilson; and three grandchildren.
The family will receive friends at Shingleton Funeral Home, 2407 W. Nash St.
from 7-8 tonight and at other times at the home.

Tyree Anderson
Tyree Anderson, 66, of Winterville died Wednesday at Pitt County Memorial
Hospital, Greenville. The funeral will be conducted by Elder Willie H. Joyner at
1 p.m. Monday at Warren Chapel United American Free Will Baptist Church. Burial
will follow in the Anderson Family Cemetery, Farmville.
Surviving are his wife, Anzilia King Anderson; three daughters, Terry Anderson
of Rocky Mount, Brenda Farlee of Havelock and Evelyn George of Harlowe; one
sister, Rena Mae Freeman of Greenville; four brothers, Joe David Taft and Willie
James Taft, both of Greenville, Fred Anderson of Washington, D.C., and Lenard
Salahud’Din of Newark, N.J.; four grandchildren ; and two great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends at Mitchell’s Funeral Home, Greenville Sunday
from 7-8 p.m..

August 4, 2001

Jocelyn F. Manning
Aug. 3, 2001 Aug. 3, 2001
Jocelyn Faith Manning died Friday at Wilson Medical Center. The graveside
service will be conducted by the Rev. George Atkinson at 3 p.m. Sunday at the
Hamilton Burial Garden, Lane Street Extension.
Surviving are her parents, Walter Lee and LaTonya Wingate-Manning, both of the
home; one brother, Letavious Manning of the home; one sister, Ruby Manning of
the home; a maternal grandmother, Ruby Wingate of Wilson; a maternal
stepgrandfather, Roosevelt Hudson of Wilson; a maternal great-grandmother, Mary
Winstead of Wilson; a paternal grandmother, Emma Manning of Wilson; and two
paternal great-grandmothers, Guevna Eatmon and Irma Ziegler, both of Wilson.
The family will receive friends at 1501 Downing St. one hour prior to the
graveside service.

August 6, 2001

Inez L. Pippin
FREMONT — Inez Loftin Pippin, 74, of 604 Moye St. died Saturday at her
residence. A graveside service will be conducted by the Rev. Martin Armstrong
and the Rev. A.C. Morgan at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Elmwood Cemetery.
Surviving are her husband, John L. Pippin; one daughter, Sara Sullivan of La
Grange; two sons, John L. Pippin Jr. of Fremont and Charles Ray Pippin of La
Grange; one sister, Vera Claybrook of Ayden; one brother Walter Loftin of Ayden;
and eight grandchildren.
The family will receive friends at Shackleford Funeral Service Tuesday from
noon-1:30 p.m. and at other times at the home of John L. Pippin Jr., 194 Old
Black Creek Road.

Quinton J. Whitley
Feb. 18, 1920 Aug. 3, 2001
Quinton Junior Whitley, 81, of 209 Wilder Authur Road, Spring Hope died
Friday. The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Lester Duncan, the Rev.
Kenneth Phillips and the Rev. Roney Bunn at 3 p.m. today in the chapel at
Shingleton Funeral Home, 2407 W. Nash St., Wilson. Burial will follow in Cedar
Grove Cemetery, Elm City.
Surviving are five daughters, Virginia W. Johnson of Spring Hope, Jackie A.
Whitley of the home, Roda E. Whitley of Kenly, Pamela W. Smith of Wilson and
Rhonda W. Benson of Micro; two sons, Larry Junior Whitley of the home and
William Ray Whitley of Spring Hope; seven grandchildren; and two great-
grandchildren.

Willis N. Dew Sr.
July 13, 1924 Aug. 5, 2001
Willis Norby Dew Sr., 77, died Sunday. A graveside service will be conducted
by the Rev. Duane Caldwell at 10 a.m. Wednesday in Bailey Cemetery.
Surviving are his wife, Gladys Phillips Dew; three daughters, Linda Hare of
Tarboro, Deloras Nichols of Sims and Sandra Mullins of Elm City; one son, Willis
N. “Butch” Dew Jr. of Tarboro; two sisters, Lois Rowe of Black Creek and Janice
Whitley of Raleigh; two brothers, Elbridge Dew and Auston Dew, both of Sims;
eight grandchildren; one stepgrandchild; and nine great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends at Joyner’s Funeral Home, 4100 U.S. 264 West,
Tuesday from 7-8:30 p.m. and at other times at 12246 Jordan St., Bailey.

Genevieve P. Hatcher
June 30, 1921 Aug. 4, 2001
GARNER — Genevieve Pollard Hatcher, 80, of The Laurels of Forest Glenn died
Saturday. The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the chapel at Bryan Lee
Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Willow Spring Primitive Baptist Church
Cemetery.
Surviving are five daughters, including Judy Gay of Wilson; three sons; one
sister; one brother; 15 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7-9 tonight.

Thomas L. Fitzgerald III
SUTHERLAND, Va. — Retired Lt. Col. Thomas Lloyd Fitzgerald III of Sutherland
Va., a native of Wilson, N.C., died Saturday. The funeral will be held at 7 p.m.
Tuesday at the Petersburg Chapel of J.T. Morriss & Son Funeral Home, Petersburg,
Va.
Surviving are his wife, Linda M. Fitzgerald; two daughters, Amy Christine
Radford and Amanda Kathleen Levy, both of Hampton, Va., one son, Thomas L,
Fitzgerald IV of Phoenix, Ariz.; two stepsons, Kevin Lee Kirkland of Savannah,
Ga. and Kory Dean Kirkland of Harrisonburg, Va.; one sister, Susan F. Godard of
Wilson, N.C.; one brother, Douglas H. Fitzgerald of Lansdale, Pa.; and five
grandchildren.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home following the funeral
until 8:30 p.m.

August 7, 2001

Wilma O. Godwin
GOLDSBORO — Wilma Overton Godwin, 63, died Monday at Wayne Memorial Hospital.
The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Dann Patrick at 2 p.m. Wednesday at
Faith Free Will Baptist Church. Burial will follow in Evergreen Memorial
Cemetery.
Surviving are two daughters, including Robin Edmondson of Wilson; two sons;
three sisters; one brother; and four grandchildren.
The family will receive friends at Seymour Funeral Home from 7-9 tonight.

William T. Webb
July 18, 1928 Aug. 4, 2001
LITHIA SPRINGS, Ga. — William Thomas Webb, 73, formerly of Fountain, N.C.,
died Saturday at his home. The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Kenneth
Hennesey at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the chapel at Rosehaven Funeral Home. Burial
will follow in Sunrise Memorial Gardens, Douglasville.
Webb was a veteran of the Vietnam War and was retired as a chief warrant
officer with 23 years of service in the U.S. Army.
Surviving are his wife, Edna R. Webb; one daughter, Wanda Sue O’Conney of Red
Oak, N.C.; one son, Ray Mulkey of Senoia, Ga.; three sisters, Mary Ellis of
Macclesfield, N.C., Faye Leach of Brainerd, Minn., and Shelby Forkey of
Westminster, Mass.; one brother, Randolph Webb of Kennewick, Wash.; four
grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6-8 tonight.

Curtis E. Beaman Sr.
Jan. 3, 1930 Aug. 5, 2001
WINTERVILLE — Curtis Eugene Beaman Sr., 71, of 2854 Hines Road died Sunday at
Pitt County Memorial Hospital. The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Bobby
Heath at 2 p.m. at Farmville Funeral Home Church Street Chapel. Burial will
follow in Hollywood Cemetery, Farmville.
Beaman was a U. S. Army veteran of the Korean War and a lifetime member of the
Veterans of Foreign Wars.
Surviving are his wife, Alice Vandiford Beaman; one son, Curtis E. Beaman Jr.
of Charlotte; one sister, Joyce Beaman Bennett of Rocky Mount; six
stepdaughters; five stepsons; 34 stepgrandchildren; and 29 stepgreat-
grandchildren.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7-9 tonight.

James E. Pilkington
James Elton Pilkington, 55, of Oxford died Monday at his residence. A
graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Evergreen Memorial
Gardens.
Surviving are his wife, Barbara Pilkington; one daughter Christy Collier of
Henderson; three sisters, Faye Lane of Mount Olive, Ann Creech of Wilson and
Sheila Pridgen of Rocky Mount; three brothers, Linwood Pilkington of Wilson,
Donnie Ray Pilkington and Richard Earl Pilkington, both of Rocky Mount; and five
grandchildren.
Arrangements are being handled by Thomas-Yelverton Funeral Service, 2704 W.
Nash St.

Eddie L. Anderson
Nov. 15, 1940 Aug. 3, 2001
Eddie Lee Anderson, 60, of 1613 Freeman St. died Friday at Wilson Medical
Center. The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Ricky Daughtridge at 1 p.m.
Thursday at Glory Baptist Church, 502 SW Jordan St. Burial will follow in Rest
Haven Cemetery.
Surviving are three sons, Dennis Woodard of Farmville, Eddie Lee Anderson Jr.
and Kem Evers Anderson, both of High Point; three sisters, Mary Fredericks and
Elouise Overton, both of Wilson, and Emma McIver of Elm City; four brothers,
Earl Anderson of Brooklyn, N.Y., James Anderson and Willie Anderson, both of
Wilson, Master Sgt. David Anderson of Fort Bliss, Texas; and four grandchildren.
The body may be viewed at Hamilton Funeral Chapel, 726 S. Tarboro St.,
Wednesday from 3-9 p.m. The family will receive friends at 1630 Freeman St.
where they will assemble one hour before the funeral.

Quinton J. Whitley
Quinton J. Whitley is also survived by his wife, Annie Owens Whitley. Her name
was omitted in Monday’s edition.
Shingleton Funeral Home regrets the error.

August 8, 2001

DantŽ T. French
DantŽ Tyrese French, 15 months, of 912 Birch St. died Saturday at Duke
University Medical Center, Durham. The funeral will be conducted by the Rev.
F.C. Barnes at 11 a.m. Thursday at King & Darden Funeral Home, 325 E. Nash St.
Burial will follow in Rest Haven Cemetery.
Surviving are his mother, Tamieka French of the home; his father, Darrick
Lawrence of Wilson; one sister, Darissa Lawrence of Saratoga; one brother,
Darrick Lawrence Jr. of Saratoga; his maternal grandmother, Arteala French
Gaskins of the home; maternal grandfather, Curtis French Sr. of Wilson; paternal
grandmother, Mary Lawrence of Wilson; paternal grandfather, Jesse Lawrence of
Wilson; and paternal great-grandmother, Lizzie Worley of Sharpsburg.
The body may be viewed at the funeral home today from 5-7 p.m. The family will
receive friends at the residence and will assemble there one hour before the
funeral.

Billie H. Griffith
Dec. 10, 1918 Aug. 7, 2001
Billie Hunter Griffith, 82, of Sims died Tuesday. The funeral will be
conducted by the Rev. Eddie Maynard at 7 p.m. Thursday at Joyner’s Funeral Home,
4100 U.S. 264 West. Burial will follow at 11 a.m. Saturday in High Lawn
Cemetery, Oak Hill, W.Va.
Surviving are a daughter, Linda Dare DeLoach of Sims; a son, Harvey Hunter
Griffith of Richmond, Va.; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home following the service and
at other times at 6304 Pine St., Sims.

Minnie E. Summerlin
Minnie Lee Evans Summerlin, 88, of Norfolk, Va., formerly of Wilson, died
Sunday at Centura Lee Memorial Hospital, Virginia Beach, Va. A graveside service
will be held at 2 p.m. today in the Blalock Cemetery, Blalock Road, Wilson.
Surviving are one daughter, Judy Ann Summerlin Carter Frank of Kapolei,
Hawaii; two sons, Billy Evans Summerlin of Micro and Jerry Royce Summerlin of
Norfolk, Va.; a sister, Annie Laura Evans Wilkerson of Smithfield; 10
grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends at cemetery following the service and at other
times at the home of Gladys and Kathy Summerlin in Fremont.

Carmen B. Lively
July 14, 1920 Aug. 7, 2001
Carmen Brantley Lively, 81, died Tuesday, A graveside service will be
conducted by the Rev. Lynn White and the Rev. Zeb Whitehurst at 11 a.m. Friday
at First Christian Church. Burial will follow in Maplewood Cemetery.
Surviving are a daughter, Judith “Judy” A. Lively of Wilson; a son, Charles V.
Lively of Wilson; three sisters, Peggy B. Lewis of Zebulon, Patsy Pott of
Asheville and Rebecca Brown of Wake Forest; a brother, William R. Brantley of
Durham; three grandchildren; and one stepgrandchild.
The family will receive friends at Joyner’s Funeral Home, 4100 U.S. 264 West,
Thursday from 7-9 p.m.. and at other times at 414 Pinecrest Drive.

August 9, 2001

Carmen B. Lively
The funeral for Carmen Brantley Lively, 81, will be conducted by the Rev. Lynn
White and the Rev. Zeb Whitehurst at 11 a.m. Friday at First Christian Church.
Burial will follow in Maplewood Cemetery.

Berlie P. Epps
July 28, 1908 Aug. 8, 2001
Berlie Pittard Epps, 93, died Wednesday. A graveside service will be conducted
by the Rev. Doug Murray at 11 a.m. Friday in Maplewood Cemetery.
Surviving are a daughter, Doris Epps Holloman of Wilson; a son, Harry Epps of
Winston-Salem; and six grandchildren.
The family will receive friends at 1104 Branch St. from 6:30-7:30 tonight.
Arrangements are being handled by Joyner’s Funeral Home, 4100 U.S. 264 West.

Barry R. Newsome
Aug. 18, 1965 Aug. 6, 2001
Barry R. Newsome, 35, a resident of Heritage Retirement Center, died Monday at
Wilson Medical Center. The funeral will be conducted by Elder Anne Lou Perry at
1 p.m. Saturday at Perry’s Temple Original Free Will Baptist Church, 5000
Tartt’s Mill Road. Burial will follow in Hamilton Burial Garden.
Newsome was employed at Wrangler Clothing and was a member of Davis Chapel
Church of Lucama.
Surviving are his mother, Helen L. Newsome of Wilson; three sisters, Ethleen
Faison, Angela Newsome and Edna Thompson, all of Wilson; and four brothers,
Curtis Lee Newsome, Kenny Floyd Newsome, Troy Lee Newsome and Albert Newsome,
all of Wilson.
The body may be viewed at Hamilton Funeral Chapel, 726 S. Tarboro St., Friday
from 3-9 p.m. The family will receive friends at 1109 Meadow St. and will
assemble there one hour before the funeral.

Mary Lee T. Langley
KENLY — Mary Lee Tedder Langley, 89, of 419 Boswell Road died Wednesday. The
funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Robert Langley at 11 a.m. Friday in the
chapel at Coley Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Langley cemetery.
Surviving are three daughters, Beulah Carter and Glennie Barnes, both of
Kenly, and Josey Ann Wade of Richmond, Va.; four sisters, Alease Collier of
Smithfield, Jean Capps Chew of Nevada, Henrietta Andrews of Richmond, Va., and
Juanita Boswell of Pinkney; six grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and four
great-great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7-9 tonight.

Sylvester Draughn
Sylvester “Pip” Draughn, 56, died Aug. 8. The funeral will be conducted by the
Rev. Douglas Draughn at 1 p.m. Saturday at Hart Funeral Home, Rocky Mount.
Burial will follow in Gardens of Gethsemane, Rocky Mount.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home Friday from 7-8 p.m.

William L. Pickette Sr.
SCOTLAND NECK — William Lee “Bill” Pickette Sr., 75, died Tuesday. The funeral
will be conducted by the Rev. Chuck Plowman at 11 a.m. Friday at Scotland Neck
United Methodist Church. Burial will follow in Sunnyside Cemetery.
Surviving are his wife; one daughter; three sons; one sister; one brother,
Walter Henry Pickette Tuck of Stantonsburg; and seven grandchildren.
The family will receive friends at Letchworth Funeral Home from 7-8 tonight.

August 10, 2001

Joyce Reid Witherspoon
Feb. 19, 1935 Aug. 7, 2001
Joyce L. Reid Witherspoon, 66, died Tuesday at Wilson Medical Center. The
funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Herbert Williams at 3 p.m. Sunday at St.
Rose Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ), 605 S. Douglas St. Burial will
follow in Hamilton Burial Garden.
She was employed with Imperial Tobacco Company.
Surviving are her husband, John Henry Witherspoon; two daughters, Joyce Reid
Horne of Norfolk, Va., and Carolyn M. Reid of Wilson; four sons, Jimmy R. Reid
of Greensboro, Sedrick Reid Jr., Robin L. Reid and Anthony E. Reid, all of
Wilson; 15 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
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 funeral home 7-8
p.m. and at other times at the home, where they will assemble one hour before
the funeral.

D.C. Bynum
D.C. Bynum, 74, of Avante Nursing Home, died Tuesday at Wilson Medical Center.
The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Cedric Murphy at 1 p.m. Saturday at
King & Darden Funeral Chapel, 325 E. Nash St. Burial will follow in Hamilton
Funeral Garden.
Surviving are one stepdaughter, Jannis Speight of Lucama; one brother, James
E. Best Jr. of Spencer; and four stepgrandchildren.
The body may be viewed at King and Darden Funeral Home Friday from 3-9:15 p.m.
The family will receive friends from 8-9 p.m. at King & Darden Funeral Home and
at other times at the home, where they will assemble one hour before the
funeral.

Rudolph C. Taylor
PINETOPS — Rudolph C. Taylor, 54, died Thursday. A graveside service will be
conducted by Randy Holland at 3 p.m. Saturday at Edgecombe Memorial Park.
Surviving are his wife, Mary Ann Taylor; one daughter, Jessica Denton of
Sharpsburg; two sons, Charles Taylor of Apex and Travis Taylor of Tarboro; two
stepsons, Marvin Spain of Tarboro and Timothy Spain of Rocky Mount; four
sisters, Cathy Brewer of Bailey, Bessie Stancil of Tarboro, and Grace Price and
Geraldine Grant, both of Wilson; and two brothers, Joseph Taylor of Temperance
Hall and James Taylor of Snow Hill.

Sebie J. Ford
Aug. 12, 1932 Aug. 9, 2001
LUCAMA — Sebie Johnson Ford, 68, of 8139 Wiggins Mill Road, died Thursday at
her home. The funeral will be conducted by Rev. David Kriger 2 p.m. Sunday at
Shingleton Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Evergreen Memorial
Gardens.
She is survived by two daughters, Annette Ford Watson and Christie Ford of
Raleigh; two sons, Ronald “Ronnie” Ford of Lucama and Earl Ford of Reston, La.;
one sister, Pearl Johnson Bass of Wilson; eight grandchildren; and three great-
grandchildren.
The family will receive friends at Shingleton Funeral Home from 7-9 p.m.
Saturday and other times at the home.

August 11, 2001

Rudolph C. Taylor
PINETOPS — Rudolph C. Taylor, 54, died Thursday. A graveside service will be
conducted by the Rev. Randy Holland at 3 p.m. today at Edgecombe Memorial Park.
Surviving are his wife, Mary Ann Taylor; a daughter, Jessica Denton of
Sharpsburg; two sons, Charles Taylor of Apex and Travis Taylor of Tarboro; two
stepsons, Marvin Spain of Tarboro and Timothy Spain of Rocky Mount; four
sisters, Bessie Stancil of Tarboro, Grace Price and Geraldine Grant, both of
Wilson, and Cathy Brewer of Bailey; five brothers, Joseph Taylor of Temperance
Hall, James Taylor of Snow Hill, Jimmy Taylor of Elm City, Bobby Taylor of
Tarboro and Tommy Taylor of Wilson; and three grandchildren.

Jasper L. Barnette
TARBORO — Jasper Lee :Bunk” Barnette, 69, died Friday. The funeral will be
conducted by the Rev. Sidney Webb and the Rev. Julian Thompson at 2 p.m. Sunday
at Carlisle Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Stantonsburg Cemetery.
Surviving are two daughters, Susan Whitley of Kenly and Nancy Brown of Lucama;
two sons, Steve Barnette and Jay Barnette, both of Kenly; two sisters, Irene
Franklin and Jennie Renzo, both of Wilson; a brother, Jesse P. Barnette of
Wilson; and seven grandchildren.
The family will receive friends from 7-9 tonight at Carlisle Funeral Home and
other times at 204 First St., Tarboro.

Jimmie L. Clemmons Sr.
March 5, 1947 Aug. 9, 2001
Jimmie L. Clemmons Sr., 54, of 921 Atlantic St., died Thursday at Wilson
Medical Center. The funeral will be conducted by Bishop Robert L. Gorham at 2
p.m. Monday at Wilson Chapel Original Free Will Baptist Church, 513 E. Barnes
St. Burial will follow in Rest Haven Cemetery.
Surviving are a son, Ernest Lee Clemmons of Wilson; a stepson, Lester
Richardson of Wilson; three daughters, Jacqueline Antoinette Clemmons, Katherine
Clemmons and Wanda C. Coleman, all of Wilson; six brothers, Clem Clemmons of
South Carolina, Douglas Clemmons, Willie Arthur Clemmons Jr., Ollie Clemmons,
Frankie Clemmons and Wellington Bush, all of Wilson; six sisters, Ruby Williams,
Inez Cellons, Evangeline George, Connie Clemmons and Tracy Clemmons, all of
Tampa, Fla., and Selma Pitt of Wilson; 15 grandchildren; and one great
grandchild.
Viewing will be from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday at Hamilton Funeral Chapel, 726
S. Tarboro St. The family will receive friends there from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Sunday and other times at the residence, where the family will assemble one hour
prior to the service.

McKennel Braswell
Aug. 14, 1942 Aug. 7, 2001
KENLY — McKennel Braswell, 58, of 8651 Revell Road died Tuesday at Wilson
Medical Center. The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. James Barron at 11
a.m. Monday at Hamilton Funeral Chapel, 726 S. Tarboro St., Wilson.
Surviving is a brother, James Braswell of Edgefield, S.C.; and two sisters,
Retha Hucks of Maryland and Gerri Braswell of Kenly.
Viewing will be from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday at Hamilton Funeral Chapel. The
family will receive friends at the residence, where they will assemble one hour
prior to the service.

Melvin Hodges
March 21, 1932 Aug. 9, 2001
STANTONSBURG — Melvin Hodges of 7531 Bartee Bridge Road died Thursday at Pitt
Memorial Hospital. The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Joe Dixon at 2 p.m.
Sunday at L.N. Forbes Original Free Will Baptist Tabernacle, 1800 Lane St.
Extension, Wilson. Burial will follow in Turner Swamp Cemetery, Eureka.
Surviving are a daughter, Linda Karen Best of Wilson; two sons, Melvin Hodges
Jr. of Wilson and Deius Gavonta Evans of Knightdale; a sister, Joyce Hall of
Stantonsburg; 10 grandchildren; and eight great grandchildren.
Viewing will be from 3-9:30 today at Hamilton Funeral Chapel, 726 S. Tarboro
St., Wilson. The family will receive friends there from 8:15-9:15 tonight and
other times at the residence, where they will assemble one hour prior to the
service.

August 13, 2001

Timothy R. Braswell
FREMONT — Timothy Ray Braswell, 44, of 202 North St. died Saturday at UNC
Hospital. The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Seth Allen at 2 p.m. Tuesday
in the chapel at Shackleford Funeral Service, 102 N. Pine St., Fremont. Burial
will follow in Elmwood Cemetery.
Surviving are his mother and stepfather, Sally “Betsy” H. and Sam McGuire of
Pikeville, father and stepmother, Bobby Ray and Betsy Braswell of Kinston; a
sister, Deborah “Debbie” B. Chestnutt of Pikeville; three stepsisters, Sheila
Womble and Kimberly Patterson both of Sanford and Tammy Patterson of Beaufort;
and a stepbrother, James M. McGuire of Burgaw.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7-8:30 tonight and at
other times at 160 Nor-Am Road, Pikeville.

Edward R. Jones
MACCLESFIELD — Edward Ray Jones, 69, died Friday. The funeral was conducted by
the Rev. Robert Boone at 11 a.m. today at Webb’s Chapel Baptist Church. Burial
followed in Macclesfield Cemetery.
Surviving are his wife, Pearl Cherry Jones; a daughter, Susette Lynn Jones of
Macclesfield; a son, Burt Daneau Jones of Fort Drum, N.J.; and one
granddaughter.
Arrangements were handled by Carlisle Funeral Home, Tarboro.

Lester C. Smith
MICRO — Lester Carl Smith, 78, died Thursday. The funeral was conducted by
the Rev. Paul Nicholson at 4 p.m. Sunday at Micro Free Will Baptist Church.
Burial followed in the Smith Cemetery.
Smith was owner and operator of Smith Grocery for 25 years. He was currently a
courier for KS Bank.
Surviving are his wife, Doris Atkinson Smith; two daughters, Sandra Morgan of
Micro and Susie Clarke of Smithfield; a son, L.C. Smith Jr. of Micro; seven
grandchildren; and two stepgrandchildren.
Arrangements were handled by Parrish Funeral Home, Selma.

August 14, 2001

Essie Mae J. Goff
STANTONSBURG — Essie Mae Jones Goff, 80, a resident of Britthaven of Snow Hill
died Monday at Lenoir Memorial Hospital, Kinston. The funeral will be conducted
by the Rev. A.G. Smith and the Rev. Henry G. Jinnette at 11 a.m. Wednesday in
Stantonsburg Cemetery.
She was a member of Lebanon United Methodist Church.
Surviving are two sons, Johnny Goff of Stantonsburg and Jimmy Goff of
Jamestown; a brother, Bobby Jones of Stantonsburg; and three grandchildren.
The family will receive friends at Taylor-Edwards Funeral Home from 7-9
tonight and at other times at the residence of Johnny and Joetta Goff, 8571 N.C.
58 North.

Muriel H. Hines
Aug. 11, 1895 Aug. 12, 2001
KINSTON — Muriel Hadley Hines died Sunday. A graveside service was held at 11
a.m. today in Maplewood Cemetery, Kinston.
Surviving are a son; three daughters, including Muriel Hines Thompson of
Wilson; two grandsons; and four great-grandchildren; and her caregiver, Delores
Bailey of Wilson.
Arrangements were handled by Edwards Funeral Home, Kinston.


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