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August 15, 2001

Barbara H. Pridgen
Aug. 16, 1938 Aug. 14, 2001
Barbara J. Hart Pridgen, 62, died Tuesday. A graveside service will be
conducted by the Rev. Joe Stallings at 11 a.m.. Friday in Evergreen Memorial
Gardens.
Surviving are her husband, Jerry B. Pridgen; a daughter, Anita Ferrell Whitley
of Louisiana; a son, Jerry B. Pridgen Jr. of Elm City; her mother, Huldah Hart
of Elm City; a sister, Linda Moore of Elm City; and two brothers, Billy Hart and
Jimmy Hart, both of Elm City.
The family will receive friends at Joyner’s Funeral Home, 4100 U.S. 264 West,
from 7-9 tonight and at other times at 6221 William Chapel Church Road.

Eleanor Neal
KENLY — Eleanor Neal, 69, of 7376 N.C. 42 West died today. A graveside service
will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in Buckhorn Cemetery.
Surviving are her husband, John Wayne Neal; two daughters, Brenda Gaddy and
JoAnn Hare, both of Kenly; two sisters, Betty Stallings of Wilson and Jean King
of Lucama; and three grandchildren
The family will receive friends at Coley Funeral Home Friday from 9:30-10:30
a.m.

Rosemyer S. Lathan
Rosemyer Savage Lathan, 85, of 1207 Queen St. died Thursday at her residence.
A memorial service will be conducted by the Rev. Troy Janel Dixon at 11 a.m.
Thursday at Calvary Presbyterian Church, 209 N. Pender St.
Surviving are two daughters, Rosemyer Lathan and Casleen L. Cardwell, both of
Yonkers, N.Y.; three sons, Caswell Lathan Jr. and Clarence Lathan, both of
Yonkers, N.Y., and Douglas Lathan of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; a stepson, Samuel
Lathan of Wilson; seven grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends at the church one-half hour prior to the
memorial service and at other times at the residence where they will assemble at
10 a.m. Thursday for the funeral procession.
Arrangements are being handled by Edwards Funeral Home, 805 E. Nash St.

August 16, 2001

Percy E. Brown
Sept. 4, 1937 Aug. 15, 2001
BAILEY — Percy Eugene Brown, 63, died Wednesday. The funeral will be conducted
by the Rev. Branson Sheets at 11 a.m. Friday at Pleasant Grove United Methodist
Church. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
Surviving are his wife, Margaret Earp Brown; three daughters, Elaine Brown of
Wilson, Roxanne Manning of Middlesex and Ailene Bailey of Bailey; two sons, Dale
Brown of Middlesex and James Brown of the home; his mother, Ruby Temple Brown of
Selma; four sisters, Barbara Nell Lewis of Bailey, Sue Dail of Snow Hill and
Gloria Johnson and Rose Cole, both of Selma; one brother, Tony Brown of Arizona;
and eight grandchildren.
The family will receive friends at the church from 7-9 tonight and at other
times at 9286 Rocky Lane, Middlesex.

George W. Proctor Jr.
Oct. 4, 1937 Aug. 14, 2001
ROCKY MOUNT — George Warren Proctor Jr., 63, died Tuesday at Pitt County
Memorial Hospital, Greenville. A graveside service will be conducted by the Rev.
Joe Proctor at 5 p.m. Friday in the Proctor Family Cemetery, 4781 Cokey Road.
Surviving are his wife; two sons, including Mark Allen Proctor of Pinetops;
three sisters; one brother; and two grandchildren.
The family will receive friends at Bowling Funeral Home from 7-8:30 tonight.

Ernie M. Holmes
May 23, 1950 Aug. 14, 2001
NASHVILLE — Ernie M. Holmes, 51, died Tuesday at Nash General Hospital. A
memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. today in the chapel at Bowling Funeral
Home, Rocky Mount.
Surviving are his wife; a son; and his mother, Doris V. Holmes of Elm City.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home following the memorial
service.

James E. Ford III
Dec. 6, 1964 Aug. 14, 2001
NEWARK, N.J. — James E. Ford III, formerly of Wilson, N.C., died Tuesday. The
funeral will be conducted by the Rev. London Jones at 10 a.m. Saturday at New
Bethel Baptist Church.
Surviving are his mother, Sadie Ford Everett of Newark; his father James Ford
Jr. of Wilson, N.C.; three sisters, Denise Ford of Brooklyn, N.Y., and Tasha
Ford and Shaydra Ford, both of Bronx, N.Y.; and one brother, Hamid Thompson of
Newark.
The family will receive friends at the church Friday from 4-6 p.m. and 7-9
p.m.
Arrangements are being handled by Perry Funeral Home.

Irene W. Faucette
LUCAMA — Irene Watson Faucette, 87, of 7415 Springhill Church Road died
Wednesday. The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Sefton Strickland at 11
a.m. Saturday at Springhill Presbyterian Church. Burial will follow in the
Watson Family Cemetery.
Surviving are her husband, Romie B. Faucette; a daughter, Nanette Newsome of
Morehead City; two sons, Jimmy Faucette and Scottie Faucette, both of Lucama;
and seven grandchildren.
The family will receive friends at Coley Funeral Home, Kenly, Friday from 7-9
p.m.

A.B. Lassiter IV
LUCAMA — A.B. “Junior” Lassiter IV, 26, of 7458 Oscar Loop Road, died Tuesday.
The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Jerome Mozingo at 3 p.m. Friday in the
chapel at Coley Funeral Home, Kenly. Burial will follow in Kenly Cemetery.
Surviving are his wife, Carol T. Lassiter; his mother and stepfather, Brenda
C. and Ricky Price of Kenly; his father and stepmother, A. Benton and Tanis
Lassiter III of Rosewood; a sister, Jamie Lassiter of Princeton ; a stepsister,
Niki Nassef of Raleigh; a half-brother, Brandon Price of Kenly; three
stepbrothers, Shannon Price of Rock Ridge, Jody Nassef and Jamey Nassef, both of
Rosewood; maternal grandparents, Lloyd and Joyce Campbell of Pikeville; and
paternal grandparents Aldridge and Maxine Lassiter II of Holly Ridge.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7-9 tonight.

Anthony Beckwith
April 9, 1960 Aug. 12, 2001
Anthony Beckwith, 41, of 2819 Lancaster Road died Sunday at his residence. A
memorial service will be conducted by the Rev. Geraldine Whitley at 2 p.m.
Saturday at Hamilton Funeral Chapel, 726 S. Tarboro St.
Surviving are his mother, Mary Hinnant Jordan of Wilson; and his father, John
Beckwith of Newton Grove.
The family will assemble at the residence one hour before the memorial
service.

Aaron Strickland Jr.
Nov. 27, 1962 Aug. 14, 2001
SPRING HOPE — Aaron Strickland Jr., 38, of 12228 Anderson Road died Tuesday in
an automobile accident. The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Tim Hopkins at
3 p.m. Friday in the chapel of Strickland Funeral Home, Wendell. Burial will
follow in Gethsemane Memorial Gardens.
Surviving are his wife, Diana L. Strickland; a daughter, Cyndi Renee
Strickland of the home; three sons, Aaron Ray Strickland and Justin Lee
Strickland, both of the home, and Robert Strickland of Youngsville; his parents,
Aaron and Jane Strickland of Spring Hope; and two sisters, Kristen Fulford and
Mary Janine Schroeder, both of Spring Hope.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7-9 tonight and at
other times at the home of Aaron and Janie Strickland, 12216 Anderson Road.

Ernestine Jenkins
Oct. 9, 1945 Aug. 9, 2001
Ernestine “Tine” Jenkins, 55, of 207 S. 4th St., Pinetops, died Thursday at
Pitt County Memorial Hospital. The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. William
Whitehead at 2 p.m. Saturday at Pines Chapel Baptist Church. Burial will follow
in Carver Park Cemetery.
Surviving are one daughter, Wanda J. Revis of Pinetops; one son, Ronald
Jenkins of the home; three sisters, Annie Fields, Virginia Suggs and Debbie
Revis, all of Pinetops; one brother, Michael Jenkins of Pinetops; and four
grandchildren.
The body may be viewed at Edwards Funeral Home, 805 E. Nash St., Friday from
2-8 p.m. and at the church two hours prior to the funeral. The family will
receive friends at the residence and will assemble there one hour before the
funeral.

Eula Mae P. Harris
March 28, 1923 Aug. 13, 2001
Eula Mae Pegues Oates Harris, 78 of 5206 N.C. 91, died Monday at Pitt County
Memorial Hospital. The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. James Barron at
noon Saturday at Rountree Missionary Baptist Church. Burial will follow in the
Winstead Family Cemetery, Nash County.
Surviving are eight daughters, Peggy Joyner of Suitland, Md., Frances O.
Silver of Wilson, Renee Oates of Forestville, Md., Sallie P. Oates of Silver
Spring, Md., Paulette O. Atkinson of Wilson, Brenda N. Atkinson and Marlene B.
Evans, both of Rocky Mount, and Sherill O. Edwards of Wilson; five sons, Frank
Oates of Forestville, Md., DuArthur Oates of Rocky Mount, William “Bill” Oates
of Wilson, Johnny Oates of Kinston and Noah Harris of Fayetteville; one sister,
Glenda Eatmon of High Point; 30 grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren.
The body may be viewed at Edwards Funeral Home, 805 E. Nash St., Friday from
2-8 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.

Robert L. Fulghum III
Jan. 10, 1978 Aug. 12, 2001
Robert Lennie “Robbie” Fulghum III, 23, of 5135 N.C. 42 West died Sunday. The
funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Tim Hopkins at 11 a.m. Friday in the
chapel at Shingleton Funeral Home, 2407 W. Nash St. Burial will follow in
Hollywood Cemetery, Farmville.
Surviving are his daughter, Keeley Madison Fulghum of Pikeville; his mother,
Debbie Cole Fulghum of Wilson ; and his father, Robert Lennie Fulghum II of
Wilson.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7-9 tonight and at
other times at the home of Barry and Barbara Girard, 5033 Country Club Drive,
Wilson.

Sylvania W. Lewis
Aug. 1, 1933 Aug. 12, 2001
Sylvania Ward Lewis, 68, of 1607 Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway died Sunday at
Emory University Hospital, Atlanta. The funeral will be conducted by the Rev.
Paul Sewell at 1 p.m. Saturday at Invitation AME Zion Church, Snow Hill. Burial
will follow in Hamilton Burial Garden, Wilson.
She was retired from Wilson Medical Center as an operation technician and was
a member of Invitation AME Zion Church.
Surviving are two daughters, Dwinda L. Wilson of Hinesville, Ga., and Charlene
L. Worthy of Lithonia Ga.; one son, James W. Lewis of Greensboro; one adopted
daughter, Linda Gardner of Passaic Park, N.J.; one sister, Mary L. King of
Wilson; one brother, Lacy Ward of Wilson; six grandchildren; and two great-
grandchildren.
The family will receive friends at Hamilton Funeral Chapel, 726 S. Tarboro
St., Friday from 8:15-9:15 and will assemble at the residence one hour before
the funeral.

August 17, 2001

Jenny B. Clark
May 24, 1939 Aug. 15, 2001
Jenny Lillian Briggs Clark, 62, died Wednesday. A memorial service will be
conducted by the Rev. Bill Presnell and the Rev. Keith Sexton at 1 p.m. Friday
at First United Methodist Church.
She was an employee for the Wilson County Department of Social Service for 22
years.
Surviving are her husband, John Edward Clark; four daughters, Jennifer Clark
Vassallo of Raleigh, Susan Faye Clark of Wilson, Rebecca Kaye Clark of
Fayetteville and Johanna Clark Gould of Charlotte; a son, John Edward Clark Jr.
of Wilson; three sisters, Loretta B. Roberson of Edenton, Kaye B. Rich of
Asheboro and Faye Briggs of Virginia Beach, Va.; four brothers, Will R. Briggs,
Charles N. Briggs, Larry N. Briggs and Rickie M. Briggs, all of Leasburg; and
one granddaughter.
The family will receive friends at the church in Asbury Hall following the
memorial service.
Arrangements are being handled by Joyner’s Funeral Home, 4100 U.S. 264 West.

Edreno Pope Sauls
Aug. 23, 1916 Aug. 15, 2001
Edreno Pope Sauls, 84, of 508 N.E. Gold St. died Wednesday at Wilson Medical
Center. The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Willie Lewis at 1 p.m. Sunday
at St. John Holiness Church, Snow Hill. Burial will follow in Turner Swamp
Cemetery, Eureka.
She was retired from Export Leaf Tobacco Company and was a member of St. John
Holiness Church.
Surviving are four daughters, Hilda G. Pope of New York, Beulah G. Sauls,
Doris Richardson and Janice Sauls, all of Wilson; three sons, James Pope of
Washington, D.C., Kenneth Sauls of Wilson and Andrew Sauls of Winston-Salem; two
sisters, Alberta White of Goldsboro and Anna Mae Summerville of Snow Hill; two
brothers, A. Roy Pope of Snow Hill and Edgar L. Pope of Wilson; 14
grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren, including Alton R. Sauls of Atlanta
and Jerry Sauls of Newark, N.J., whom she reared.
The body may be viewed at Hamilton Funeral Chapel, 726 S. Tarboro St.,
Saturday 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.

Mary Frances E. Jackson
Oct. 2, 1927 Aug. 14, 2001
Mary Frances Edwards Jackson, 73, of 704 Hooks St. died Tuesday at her
residence. The funeral will be conducted by Elder Joseph Norville at 2 p.m.
Sunday at St. Paul Church of Christ, 4009 Lake Wilson Road. Burial will follow
in Rest Haven Cemetery.
Surviving are one daughter, Jeanette Raye of Charlotte; her mother, Frances
Edwards of Wilson; one sister, Jeanette Best of New York, N.Y.; and three
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 residence and will
assemble there one hour before the funeral.

Ray Lewis
Jan. 18, 1936 Aug. 16, 2001
Ray Lewis, 65, of Sims died Thursday. The funeral will be conducted by Philip
Lewis at 7 p.m. Saturday at Joyner’s Funeral Home, 4100 U.S. 264 West. There
will be a private burial.
Surviving are his wife, LaVohn J. Lewis; a daughter, Kathryn L. Jones of Sims;
a son, Michael Ray Lewis of Miami, Fla.; four sisters, Agnes Wilkins of Wilson,
Nancy Goard and Peggy Godwin, both of Columbia, S.C., and Ruth Langston of
Richmond, Va.; a brother, Joseph Lewis of Sims; and two grandchildren.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home Saturday from 7:30-9 p.m.

A.B. Lassiter IV
A.B. Lassiter IV is also survived by two stepsons, Doug Jones of Clayton and
Jason Jones of Kenly. Their names were omitted in Thursday’s edition.
The Daily Times regrets the error.

August 18, 2001

Henry T. Eatmon
Nov. 11, 1899 Aug. 17, 2001
Henry T. Eatmon, 101, of 1717 W. Nash St. died Friday at Britthaven of Wilson.
A graveside service will be conducted by the Rev. Dale Curtis at 11 a.m. Monday
at Maplewood Cemetery.
He was a retired contractor.
Surviving are two daughters, Agnes Bailey of Wilson and Elsie Pearl Horne of
Raleigh; six grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends Sunday from 7-8:30 p.m. at Thomas-Yelverton
Funeral Home, 2704 W. Nash St.

Johnnie W. Cockrell
Sept. 13, 1917 Aug. 17, 2001
Johnnie Woodman Cockrell, 84, died Friday. A graveside service will be
conducted by the Rev. Jim McKinnon and Father Trent Watts Sunday at 2 p.m. at
Maplewood Cemetery.
Surviving are his wife, Vera Scanlan Cockrell; two daughters, Teri Andrus of
Kitty Hawk and Janie Cockrell of Darnestown, Md.; three sons, Jack Cockrell of
Danville, Va., Doug Cockrell of Kernersville and Davis Cockrell of Wilmington;
and eight grandchildren.
The family will receive friends Saturday from 7-8:30 p.m. at Joyner’s Funeral
Home, 4100 U.S. 264 West and other times at 1402 Pineview Ave.

James Robert Shearin
LOUISBURG — James Robert Shearin, 77, died Friday at Franklin Regional Medical
Center. A graveside service will be conducted by the Rev. Hobart Burnside and
Dr. Larry Williams Sunday at 2 p.m. at Hill King United Methodist Church
Cemetery.
Surviving are his wife; one daughter, Deborah Shearin Liggon of Lucama; one
son; and three stepgrandchildren.
The family will receive friends from 7-8:30 p.m. today at Lancaster Funeral
Home, 804 N. Bickett Blvd., Louisburg,

Betty Jean Murray
MIDDLESEX — Betty Jean Murray, 60, of 4571 Old Nash Road died Friday at Nash
Grove Manor. The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Pete Radford at 11 a.m.
Monday at Spring Hope Funeral Home. Interment will follow in Spring Hope
Memorial Gardens.
Surviving are one daughter, Bertha Michelle Tedder; five sons, William Eugene
Murray of Wake Forest, James Edward Murray, John David Murray, Alan Wayne Murray
and Robert Bruce Murray, all of Middlesex; two sisters, Lois Williams and Marcel
Van Doorn, both of Florida; one brother, Alton Albritton of Florida; and 10
grandchildren.
The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Sunday at Spring Hope Funeral
Home and other times at the home of Alan Murray, 4475 Old Nash Road, Middlesex.

August 20, 2001

Mary Ann M. Howell
FREMONT — Mary Ann Moore Howell, 80, of 492 Ballance Road died Saturday at
Pitt County Memorial Hospital, Greenville. The funeral will be conducted by the
Rev. Wayne Goff at 2 p.m. today in the chapel at Shackleford Funeral Service.
Burial will follow in Eureka Cemetery.
Surviving are four daughters, Frances Grimes, Ruby Wethington and Mary
“Papoose” Durham, all of Stantonsburg and Connie Ferrell of Wilson; three sons,
Willie Howell and Vernon Howell, both of Fremont and Leslie “Hoss” Howell of
Wilson; three sisters, Bonnie Strothers of Raleigh, Laura Lee Sadler of Wilson
and Ila Gray Cox of Pikeville; three brothers, Tilman Moore of Lucama, Zeno
Moore of Stantonsburg and Alfred “Buddy” Moore of Billings, Mont.; 13
grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

Conrad C. Taylor
Aug. 28, 1945 Aug. 15, 2001
Conrad Cardell Taylor, 55, of 704 Douglas St. died Aug. 15 at his residence.
The funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Hamilton Funeral Chapel, 726 S.
Tarboro St. Burial will follow in Hamilton Burial Garden.
Taylor was employed with Womble Realty Company.
Surviving are his stepfather, Johnnie Wiggins of Wilson; two sisters, Annie
Tennyson of Jacksonville and Shirlene Hall of Wilson; and one brother, William
Henry Taylor of Kansas City, Mo.
The body may be viewed at the funeral home Tuesday from 3-9 p.m. The family
will receive friends at the residence and will assemble there one hour before
the funeral.

Iredell R. Williams
Aug. 7, 1898 Aug. 18, 2001
Iredell Rowland Williams, 103, of 307 Old Silver Lake Road died Saturday at
his home. The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Stan Gallagher Smith at 2
p.m. Tuesday in the chapel of Shingleton Funeral Home, 2407 W. Nash St. Burial
will follow in Evergreen Memorial Gardens.
Surviving are three daughters, Rubylene Williams of the home, Agnes Laura
Barnette of Charlotte and Sudie G. Lamm of Wilson; four sons, Curtis W. Williams
of Tampa, Fla., Braxton D. Williams of Wilson, Wilbur I. Williams of Lilburn,
Ga., and Bruce E. Williams of Lawrenceville, Ga.; 22 grandchildren; 29 great-
grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7-9 tonight and at
other times at the home.

Sandra M. Saber
March 5, 1941 Aug. 18. 2001
Sandra Mangum Duke Saber, 60, died Saturday. A graveside service will be
conducted by the Rev. Douglas Murray at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Maplewood Cemetery.
Surviving are a daughter, Cindy Leigh Duke Horton of Wilson; two sons, W.
Gregory Duke of Greenville and Christopher Allen Duke of Wilson; a brother,
George Robert Mangum of Nashville; and seven grandchildren.
The family will receive friends at Joyner’s Funeral Home, 4100 U.S. 264 West,
from 7-8:30 tonight and at other times at 3210 Fieldstream Drive.

William M. Letchworth
William Marvin Letchworth, 67, of 3638 Longleaf Drive, Elm City died Sunday at
his home. The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Ray Barnhill and the Rev.
Wayne Whitley at 4 p.m. Tuesday in the chapel at Shingleton Funeral Home, 2407
W. Nash St. Burial will follow in Evergreen Memorial Gardens.
Surviving are his wife, Frances Letchworth; one daughter, Toni L. Thompson of
Nashville, Tenn.; his mother, Adele Letchworth of Wilson; two sisters, Hazel
Dilda of Garner and Donna L. Taylor of Wilson; one brother, George Phillip
Letchworth of Wilson; and one grandson.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7-9 tonight and at
other times at the home.

August 21, 2001

Dezra R. Keen
RALEIGH — Dezra R. Keen, 59, a native of Wilson County, died Sunday. The
funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday in the chapel at Brown-Wynne Funeral
Home, St. Mary’s Street. Burial will follow in Montlawn Memorial Park.
Keen was a member of Fairmont United Methodist Church. He served in the U.S.
Army and later retired from the U.S. Postal Service with 35 years of service.
Surviving are a daughter, Marian K. Ervin of Lebanon, Tenn.; a son, Michael S.
Keen of Raleigh; three sisters, Gail Knowles of Greenville, S.C., Joyce Thompson
of Henderson and Judy Boykin of Wilson; and five grandchildren.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home Wednesday from 7-9 p.m.
and at other times at 2405 Williamsburg Drive, Wilson.

August 22, 2001

Mary P. Shepherd
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — Mary Frances Pridgen Shepherd, 80, formerly of Wilson,
N.C., died Thursday at James River Care Center. The funeral was held Monday at
12:30 p.m. at Gorman Scharpf Brentwood Chapel. Burial followed in Missouri
Veterans Cemetery.
Surviving are her husband, Logan A. Shepherd; two daughters, Ann Shepherd
Howell and Becky Lamm Henderson, both of Springfield; one son, Willard Jerome
Lamm of Springfield; four sisters, Eunice Pridgen Macaluso and Charlene B.
Pridgen Godbey, both of Wilson, N.C., Eula Mae Pridgen Brantley of Sims, N.C.,
and Yvonne Faye Pridgen Reason of Fremont, N.C.; one brother, William D. Pridgen
of Fremont, N.C.; several grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.

Nelson Junior Dew
Nelson Junior Dew, 20, of 5414 Lakehaven Road died Saturday at Wilson Medical
Center. The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Donnie Newby at 1 p.m. today
in the chapel at King & Darden Funeral Home, 325 E. Nash St. Burial will follow
in Rest Haven Cemetery.
Surviving are one daughter, Natatia Colon of Wilson; one son, Isaiah Colon of
Wilson; his mother, Bernice Dew Farmer of Wilson; his father, Nelson James
Farmer of Wilson; four sisters, Dymake Harrison of Atlanta, Latasha Farmer, Anya
Farmer and Aaron Evans, all of Wilson; three brothers, Robert Dew, Irvoan Evans
and Geral Burney, all of Wilson; maternal grandmother, Almedia Dew of Wilson,
maternal grandfather, Charlie Dew of Norfolk, Va.; and paternal grandparents,
Nelson and Almedia Farmer, both of Wilson.

Luana J. Sakas
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Luana J. Sakas died Friday at home.
Survivors are her husband, Steve W. Sakas, formerly of Wilson, N.C.; a sister,
a brother; a stepson, Steve W. Sakas Jr., Wilson, N.C.; a stepdaughter; and four
grandchildren.
Arrangements were handled by Gee & Sorensen Funeral Home.

August 23, 2001

Annie F. Edwards
SNOW HILL — Annie Frances Edwards, 88, of 1002 Hull Road died Sunday at Lenoir
Memorial Hospital, Kinston. The funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at St.
James AME Zion Church. Burial will follow in Edwards Cemetery.
Surviving are three sisters, Aldine Yelverton and Mary Pope, both of Snow
Hill, and Sarah Daniel of Walstonburg; and a brother, Horace V. Suggs of
Washington, D.C.
The family will receive friends at S. Connor Memorial Funeral Home Friday from
7-8 p.m.

JoAnn H. Carroll
MIDDLESEX — JoAnn Hare Carroll, 66, of 1125 House Road died Monday. The
funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Billy Carlyle at 2 p.m. Friday in the
chapel at Coley Funeral Home, Kenly. Burial will follow in Hare Family Cemetery.
Surviving are a sister, Doris Hare of Smithfield.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the
service.

Mary P. Pendergrass
June 8, 1923 Aug. 22, 2001
Mary Patterson Pendergrass, 78, of Henderson, formerly of Bailey, died
Wednesday at Wilson Medical Center. The funeral will be conducted by the Rev.
Branson Sheets and the Rev. Joe Jones at 2 p.m. Saturday in the chapel at
Shingleton Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Bailey Cemetery.
Surviving are her husband, Charles L. “Joe” Pendergrass; two daughters, Jane
Brantley of Bailey and Shelby J. O’Neal of Spring Hope; one stepdaughter,
Miranda Cross of Henderson; one son, Willis Carnell Patterson of Bailey; two
stepsons, Charles A. Pendergrass of Henderson and Jeff L. Pendergrass of
Pinehurst; one sister, Margaret Barrett of Henderson; seven grandchildren; six
stepgrandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home Friday from 7-9 p.m. and
at other times at the home of Jane Brantley, 9758 Camp Charles Road, Bailey.

Lena G. Robinson
Lena G. Robinson, 98, formerly of Wilson, died Wednesday. The funeral will be
conducted by the Rev. Samuel L. Blount at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Ebenezer Baptist
Church, Rocky Mount. Burial will follow in New St. John Baptist Church Cemetery,
Red Oak.
Surviving are four daughters, Ellen Battle and Lillie Bea Mitchell, both of
Wilson, Lula Mae Thomas and Berta Mae Carter, both of Rocky Mount; one son,
Bennie Gray of Wilson; and one sister, Eva Battle of Wilson.
The family will receive friends at New Mount Zion Holy Church, Drake
Community, Rocky Mount, Saturday from 7-8 p.m.
Arrangements are being handled by Richardson Funeral Home, Nashville.

Mary P. Shepherd
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — Mary Frances Pridgen Shepherd is also survived by an
adopted brother, Edward Pridgen of Wilson.

Rosetta Rountree
March 30, 1942 Aug. 19, 2001
Rosetta Rountree, 59, formerly of Wilson, died Sunday at Chippendale Hospital,
Richmond, Va. The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Kenneth Braswell at 1
p.m. Saturday at Hamilton Funeral Chapel, 726 S. Tarboro St. Burial will follow
in Rest Haven Cemetery.
Surviving are three sisters, Alean Sharp of Chapel Hill, Nellie Bullock of
Browns Mills, N.J., and Carrie Bullock of Wilson; and one brother, Raeford
Rountree of Fayetteville.
The body may be viewed at the funeral home Friday from 3-9 p.m. The family
will receive friends at 5128 Anthony Road and will assemble there one hour
before the funeral.

August 24, 2001

Alice P. Saunders
HALIFAX — Alice Page Saunders, 81, died Wednesday at Nash General Hospital,
Rocky Mount. The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Leonard Rex at 2:30 p.m.
in the chapel at Hockaday Funeral Home, Roanoke Rapids, Saturday at 2:30 p.m.
Burial will follow in Cedarwood Cemetery, Weldon.
Surviving are two sons, including Ronald P. Saunders of Wilson; one sister;
two brothers; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7-8:30 tonight.

Robert L. Bynum
Aug. 3, 1941 Aug. 18, 2001
Robert L. Pete Bynum, of Hanes City, Fla., formerly of Wilson, died Aug. 18.
The funeral will be conducted by Elder Melvin Bynum at 3 p.m. Saturday at
Hamilton Funeral Chapel, 726 S. Tarboro St. Burial will follow in Hamilton
Burial Garden.
The body may be viewed at the funeral home today from 3-9 p.m. The family
will assemble at the funeral home one hour before the funeral.

Leonita C. Weaver
Oct. 31, 1915 Aug. 22, 2001
ALBEMARLE — Leonita Chason Weaver, 85, died Wednesday at Stanly Manor. The
funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Harold McDonald and the Rev. Charles Royal
at 11 a.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church, Albemarle. Burial will follow in
Stanly Gardens of Memory.
Surviving are her husband; a son, George A. Weaver of Wilson; and two
grandchildren.
The family will receive friends at 901 Colonial Drive, Albemarle from 7-9
tonight.

Sarah Z. Bardin
March 6, 1919 Aug. 20, 2001
Sarah Ziegler Bardin, 82, died Aug. 20. The funeral will be conducted by the
Rev. Jim McKinnon at 11 a.m. Monday at Joyner’s Funeral Home, 4100 U.S. 264
West. Burial will follow in Maplewood Cemetery.
Surviving are a daughter, Joan Lester of Raleigh; two sons, Jefferson D.
Bardin of West Jordan, Utah, and John A. Bardin of Raleigh; and four
grandchildren.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home Sunday from 7-9 p.m. and
at other times at 711 Trinity Drive.

William G. Jones
Sept. 24, 1939 Aug. 24, 2001
William G. “Bill” Jones, 61, of Rocky Mount died Friday at Wilson Medical
Center. The funeral will be conducted in the chapel at Shingleton Funeral Home,
2407 W. Nash St. at 4 p.m. Saturday. Burial will follow in Evergreen Memorial
Gardens.
Surviving are one daughter, Lisa Boyd of Elm City; two stepdaughters, Tammy
Howard of Wadesboro and Milisa Owens of Rocky Mount; three stepsons, Ricky
Weiand of Elm City, Jerry Wilson of St. Pauls and Daniel Wilson of Wilmington;
his father, Junior Jones of Saratoga; two sisters, Betty Snipes of Wilson and
Peggy Jones of Wendell; one brother, Thaddeus Jones of Elm City; two
grandchildren; and seven stepgrandchildren.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7-9 tonight and at
other times at 5224 Nancy’s Way, Rocky Mount.

August 25, 2001

Sue E. Zadeits Sutorius
Feb. 27, 1941 Aug. 23, 2001
WASHINGTON, N.C. — Sue Eatman Zadeits Sutorius, 60, of 102 Pamlico Place,
Cypress Landing, Chocowinity, died at her home Thursday.
The Rev. F. Harry Daniels and the Rev. Monte Johnson will conduct a memorial
service Monday at 10 a.m. in the First Presbyterian Church in Washington, N.C.
Following the church service, friends and neighbors are invited to join the
family for an informal reception at The Bay Club at Cypress Landing.
Born in Wilson, she was a graduate of Fike High School and a former member of
the First United Methodist Church of Wilson.
Surviving are her husband, Leslie (Les) S. Sutorius, of the home; two
daughters, Leigh Floyd of Lawrenceville, Ga., and Anna Z. Gayle of Burlington; a
son, William Zadeits of Cary; a sister, Barbara Atkinson of Chapel Hill; two
stepsons; and four grandchildren.
Arrangements are by Paul Funeral Home of Washington, N.C.

Leona Overman Wall
KENLY — Leona Overman Wall, 87, of 474 Jerry Road, Selma, died Thursday at
Wilson Medical Center. The Rev. Charles L. Renfrow will officiate at the 3 p.m.
funeral Sunday at Coley Funeral Chapel. Burial will follow in Kenly Cemetery.
Surviving are three sons, Sherrill Wall and W.T. Wall Jr., both of Kenly, and
Rodney Wall of Florence, Texas; a brother, Hubert H. Overman of Hampton, Va.;
four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday at Coley Funeral Home.

Dennis Kay Mooring
FREMONT — Dennis Kay Mooring, 53, of 1625 Memorial Church Road died Friday.
The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the chapel of the Church of Jesus
Christ of Latter-day Saints in Goldsboro. Burial will follow in Wayne Memorial
Park in Goldsboro.
Surviving are his mother, Rachel Aycock Mooring of Fremont; a stepdaughter,
Brandy Nicole Pittman of the home; and two brothers, Joseph Ray Mooring Jr. and
Derryl Brent Mooring, both of Fremont.
Visitation will be from 7 to 9 p.m. today at Shackleford Funeral Service, 102
N. Pine St., Fremont. At other times, the family will gather at 1625 Memorial
Church Road.

August 27, 2001

Margaret Allison Raby
Aug. 14, 1921 Aug. 25, 2001
Margaret Allison Raby, 80, of 512 Thurston Dr., died at WilMed Nursing Care
Center on Saturday. The Rev. Jeff Davis will conduct a memorial service today at
7 p.m. at Tabernacle Baptist Church. Another service will be held at 3 p.m. at
Stony Point Baptist Church in Knoxville, Tenn. on Wednesday, followed by burial.
She is survived by her husband, Clarence Earl Raby; one daughter, Glenda R.
Bowden of Wilson; three sons, Ivan Earl Raby of Alexandria, Va., Alvin H. Raby
of Winterville and Glen P. Raby of Elm City; her stepmother, Myrtie Allison of
Knoxville, Tenn.; two sisters, Othella Hill and Iva Johnson, both of Knoxville,
Tenn.; a brother, William Allison of Knoxville, Tenn.; and five grandchildren.
Visitation will be today from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Tabernacle Baptist Church, 910
Tarboro St., Wilson.
Arrangements are being handled by Joyner’s Funeral Home.

Melford Odell Artis
Sept. 8, 1918 Aug. 24, 2001
Melford Odell Artis, 82, of 6535 Speight School Rd., died Friday at Duke
University Medical Center in Durham. The Rev. Roosevelt Taylor will conduct the
funeral which will be Tuesday at 1 p.m. at St. Delight Missionary Baptist
Church in Walstonburg.
A Greene County native, Artis was a World War II veteran. He was a Carolina-
America Bus Co. employee and served as member and senior deacon at St. Delight
Baptist Church.
He is survived by one daughter, Fannie Barnes of Brooklyn, N.Y.; one son,
Billy Artis, Sr. of Irmo, S.C.; adopted daughter Angela Harris of the home; two
sisters, Pauline Horne of Goldsboro and Odessa Ward of Baltimore, Md.; two
brothers, Javis Artis of Wilson, and Jonah Artis of Walstonburg; 12
grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be today from 1 to 5 p.m. at Hamilton Funeral Chapel, 726
Tarboro St. A wake service will be held at St. Delight Missionary Baptist Church
from 7 to 8 p.m.

August 28, 2001

James W. Baugus
MICRO — James W. “Jim” Baugus, 67, of 410 W. Main St. died Monday at Wilson
Medical Center. A memorial service will be conducted by the Rev. Ralph Parker at
4 p.m. Wednesday in Kenly Cemetery.
Surviving are his wife,, Ann Fromer Baugus; a daughter, Tammy Kenyon of Selma;
a stepdaughter, Angelique Crowley of New York; two half-brothers, Floyd
Blackburn of Lexington and the Rev. Earl Blackburn of California; and one
grandchild.
The family will receive friends at Coley Funeral Home, Kenly from 7-9 tonight.

Viola J. Davis
Oct. 19, 1911 Aug. 27, 2001
Viola Johnson Davis, 89, died Monday at WilMed Nursing Care Center. The
funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Horace Ferguson at 7 tonight at Shingleton
Funeral Home, 2407 W. Nash St. Private burial services will be held in Evergreen
Memorial Gardens.
Surviving are four daughters, Dorothy Godwin of Elm City, Mary Kimbro of
Burlington, Louise Lamm of Raleigh and Sue Davis of Wilson; three sons, Horace
Davis of Garner, James E. “Jim” Davis of Harker Heights, Texas, and Jackie Davis
of Wilson; 11 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-
grandchildren.
The family will receive friends at immediately following the service.”

Olive O. Godin
Dec. 25, 1916 Aug. 25, 2001
Olive A. Orgelman Godin, 84, of 2911 Steeple Chase Road died Saturday. The
funeral was held Monday in Maplewood Cemetery.
Surviving are a daughter, Wendy Lock of Wilson; a son, Barry Godin of North
Lauderdale, Fla.; three sisters, Betty “Binky” Hebron and Mildred Ackerman, both
of Roslyn Heights, N.Y., and Geraldine Wolf of Manorville, N.Y.; and one
granddaughter.
Arrangements were handled by Shingleton Funeral Home, 2407 W. Nash St.

August 29, 2001

Donald A. Perry
ZEBULON — Donald A. Perry, 67, of 41 Tant Road died Tuesday at his home. The
funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Paul Sapp and the Rev. W.C. Barham at 11
a.m. Thursday at Pine Ridge Baptist Church. Burial will follow in the church
cemetery.
Surviving are his wife, Julia Ward Perry; two daughters, Sharron P. Fowler of
Zebulon and Dena P. Case of Wendell; two sons, Kenneth A. Perry of Zebulon and
John L. Perry of Wendell; one stepdaughter, Terri D. Taylor of Rocky Mount; two
stepsons, George Ray Davis of Nashville and Jeffrey Jay Davis of Wilson; his
mother, Mozelle Cone Perry of Zebulon; one sister, Patricia P. Tolley of
Raleigh; one brother, Wayne Perry of Zebulon; and 12 grandchildren.
The family will receive friends at the church from 7-8:30 tonight and at other
times at the home.
Arrangements are being handled by Spring Hope Funeral Home, 7881 Webbs Mill
Road, Spring Hope.

Jesse R. Barwick
Jesse Roland Barwick, 79, of Goldsboro died Tuesday at Brian Center. The
funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Jimmy Whitfield and the Rev. Bill Rose at
11 a.m. Thursday at Seymour Funeral Home Chapel, Goldsboro. Burial will follow
in Buckhorn Cemetery, Kenly.
Surviving are his wife, Gertrude Barnes Barwick; a sister, Fannie Daughtry of
Goldsboro; and two brothers, Aldon Barwick and Leonard Ray Barwick, both of
California.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7-8 tonight and at
other times at 211 Forest Circle, Goldsboro.

Herman Williams
Nov. 8, 1936 Aug. 25, 2001
Herman “Drag” Williams, 64, a resident at Britthaven Nursing Home, Smithfield
died Saturday at Johnston Memorial Hospital, Smithfield. The funeral will be
conducted by Elder Robert Daniels at 1 p.m. Thursday at Hamilton Funeral Chapel,
726 S. Tarboro St. Burial will follow in Hamilton Burial Garden.
Williams was a retired brick mason.
Surviving are three daughters, Mary Louise Williams Green and Theresa Williams
Marsh, both of Wilmington, Del., and Ophelia Sanders of Wilson; one
stepdaughter, Doris Sanders of Wilson; one stepson, Richard Earl Sanders of
Philadelphia; four sisters, Clara W. Braswell of Elm City, Jean W. Bonner and
Louise Williams, both of Wilson, and Carolyn W. Bynum of Hyattsville, Md.; one
brother, Jerry L. Williams of Fayetteville; several grandchildren; and one
great-grandchild.
The body may be viewed at the funeral home today from 3-9 p.m. with the family
receiving friends there from 7-8 p.m. and at other times at 2302 Fitch Drive
where they will assemble one hour before the funeral.

Lillie P. Waddell
Lillie Proctor Waddell, 89, of Morehead City died Monday at Carteret General
Hospital. The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Brian Mentzer at 2 p.m.
Thursday at Parkview Baptist Church. Burial will be at 5:30 p.m. in Upper Black
Creek Cemetery, Kenly.
Surviving are two daughters, Marie Johnson of Morehead City and Rose Ambrose
of Myrtle Beach; four sons, James E. Waddell Sr. and Samuel E. Waddell, both of
Newport, Luther L. Waddell of New Bern and Linwood Waddell of Rocky Mount; a
sister, Ruby Davis of Goldsboro; 25 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; and
five great-great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends at Munden Funeral Home, Morehead City, from 7-
8 tonight.

August 30, 2001

General Jackson Ginn
FREMONT — General Jackson “Jack” Ginn, 67, of 488 Davis St. Extension died
Tuesday. The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Jim Medlin at 2 p.m. Friday
at Shackleford Funeral Service, 102 N. Pine St.. Burial will follow in Elmwood
Cemetery.
Surviving are his wife, Shirley Pender Ginn; two daughters, Renee G. Pena of
Corpus Christi, Texas, and Regina G. Green of the home; five sons, Phillip Ginn
of Pikeville, Steve Ginn of Goldsboro, Michael Ginn of Smithfield, Dwight Ginn
of Patetown and Timothy Ginn of the home; one sister, Hope Ginn Newcomb of
Pikeville; two brothers, Kermit Ginn of Washington, N.C., and Lemuel Ginn of
Fremont; 12 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7-8:30 tonight.

August 31, 2001

Sam R. Artis
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Sam Robert Artis died Aug. 22. The funeral was conducted by
the Rev. Harold C. Hunter at 11 a.m. Wednesday at King Emmanuel Baptist Church.
Burial followed in Mount Olivet Cemetery.
Surviving are his wife; three daughters, including Charlene Artis Hooks of
Wilson, N.C.; two sons; one sister, Flora Smith of Stantonsburg, N.C.; and one
brother, George Artis of Wilson, N.C.
Arrangements were handled by Rollin Funeral Home.

Annie L. Drake-Isler
Annie Lee Drake-Isler, 48, of 901 Washington St. died Wednesday. The funeral
will be conducted by Bishop Robert L. Gorham at 2 p.m. Sunday at Wilson Chapel
Free Will Baptist Church, 513 E. Barnes St. Burial will follow in Rest Haven
Cemetery.
Surviving are her husband, Davis Isler; three sons, Exodus V. Drake and Thomas
W. Drake, both of Wilson, and Brian Q. Drake of Greenville; one brother, Freddie
Drake of Wilson; and nine grandchildren.
The body may be viewed at King & Darden Funeral Home, 325 E. Nash St.,
Saturday from 3-8:30 p.m. The family will receive friends at 1111 E. Nash St.
and will assemble there one hour before the funeral.

Roy Snipes
Dec. 26, 1913 Aug. 30, 2001
DUDLEY — Roy Snipes, 87, died Thursday. A graveside service will be held at 2
p.m. Saturday in Wayne Memorial Park.
Snipes was retired from Swift & Co. of Wilson.
Surviving are his wife; three daughters; one sister, Norma Snipes of
Stantonsburg; and one grandson.
The body may be viewed at Shumate-Faulk Funeral Home, Goldsboro, until 5:30
today and Saturday until noon.

Belle L. Bissette
MIDDLESEX — Belle Lewis Bissette, 88, died Thursday. The funeral will be held
at 2 p.m. Saturday at Middlesex United Methodist Church. Burial will follow in
Middlesex Cemetery.
Surviving are two daughters, Elaine Thomas of Raleigh and Barbara Dunbar of
Middlesex; two sons, Harold Bissette of Long Beach and Steve Bissette of
Raleigh; 13 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends at Massey Funeral Home, Zebulon from 7-8
tonight.

Edna W. Freeman
July 13, 1905 Aug. 30, 2001
SHELBY — Edna Winstead Freeman, 96, of Spartanburg, S.C., a native of Elm
City, died Thursday. A memorial service will be conducted by the Rev. Peter Waid
at 2 p.m. Saturday at Spartanburg Associate Reformed Church. A graveside service
will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday at Sunset Cemetery, Shelby.
She was a retired North Carolina Public School System elementary school
teacher.
Surviving are a daughter, Eloise Freeman Jones of the home; and one
granddaughter.
Arrangements are being handled by Clay-Barnette Funeral Home.

Herman Leonard
NASHVILLE — Herman “Buddy” Leonard, 69, a native of Wilson County, died
Thursday at Nash General Hospital, Rocky Mount. The funeral will be conducted by
the Rev. Horace Hedgepeth at 3:30 p.m. Sunday at Mount Vernon Baptist Church.
Burial will follow in Oakland Cemetery.
Surviving are one daughter, Clarissa Cooper of Wilson; four sons, Onnie Ray
Taybron of Hampton, Va., Dennis Joyner of Rocky Mount, Hilton Leonard of Kansas
City, Mo., and Milton Leonard of Nashville; two sisters, Bessie Parker of
Norfolk, Va., and Pauline Scott of Philadelphia; two brothers, Ivey Leonard of
Newport News, Va., and Harvey Leonard of Philadelphia; 15 grandchildren; and 20
great-grandchildren.
The body may be viewed at the church Saturday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Arrangements are being handled by Clark Funeral Home, Enfield.


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