Miscellaneous Wilson County, North Carolina Obituaries

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September 1, 2001

William J. Ferrell
LUCAMA - William Jennings “Jimmy” Ferrell, 73, of 7404 Atkinson Road, died
Friday at Central Carolina Hospital in Sanford.
There will be a private family graveside service.
Surviving are his daughter, Julie Boswell of Raleigh; two sons, Walton “Walt”
Ferrell of Sanford and Gordon Ferrell of Durham; and a sister, Janice Creech of
Cape Carteret.
The family will receive friends from 6-8 tonight at the home.
Arrangements are by Shackleford Funeral Service of Fremont.

Bernadine Cox
April 8, 1934 Aug. 30, 2001
Bernadine Cox, 67, of 511 Manchester St. died Thursday at the Wilson Medical
Center.
She was a local beautician for 45 years and a member of Piney Grove FWB
Church.
The funeral will be conducted by the Elder Donnie H. Daniels at 3 p.m. Sunday
at Piney Grove FWB Church. Burial will follow in the Rest Haven Cemetery.
Surviving are two daughters, Yvonne “Cindy” Cox of the home and Shelia C.
Woodard of Wilson; two brothers, Joseph Cox and Mack Simms, both of Wilson; a
sister, Elizabeth Woods of the home; and five grandchildren and 10 great-
grandchildren.
The body may be viewed on today from 2-8 p.m. at Edwards Funeral Home. The
family will receive friends at all times at the residence, where they will
assemble one hour before the funeral procession.

Shazia Alston
April 16, 2001 Aug. 30, 2001
Infant Shazia Jah’Essence Unique Alston, four months, of 312 Layton Ave., died
Thursday at her residence.
The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. James L. Tyson at 2 p.m. Sunday at
the Calvary Missionary Baptist Church. Burial will follow in the Hamilton Burial
Garden.
Surviving are her mother, Shakisha Alston of the home; her father, Antonio
Daughtridge of Wilson; a sister, Aaliyah Parker of Wilson; a brother, Jarmon
Alston of Wilson; her grandmothers, Lillie King and Grace Bynum, both of Wilson;
her grandfathers, Danny Snow and Clarence Prayer, both of Wilson; her great-
grandmothers, Helen Israel and Geraldine Alston, both of Wilson; and her great-
grandfather, Robert Jones of Wilson.
The body may be viewed Saturday from 3-9 p.m. at the Hamilton Funeral Chapel.
The family will receive friends at the residence where they will assemble an
hour prior to the service.

L. Elton Manning
Dec. 29, 1918 Aug. 30, 2001
BAILEY - L. Elton Manning, 82, of 4200 Rebel Circle in Raleigh, died Thursday
at his home.
He was born in Nash County and retired as a machinist with Lufkin in Apex.
The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at L. Harold Poole Funeral Service
Chapel in Knightdale. Burial will follow in the Bailey Town Cemetery.
Surviving are his wife, Doris Manning; a daughter, Phyllis Ann Smith of Cary;
a brother, Ambrose Manning of Johnson City, Tenn.; three sisters, Leona M.
Bissette of Sims, Marie M. Brown of Norfolk, Va., and Pearl M. Brown of Wilson;
three grandchildren, two step-grandchildren; two great grandchildren and two
step great-grandchildren.
Family will receive friends from 7-8:30 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home and
other times at the home.

September 3, 2001

Wiley E. Turner
May 27, 1900 Sept. 1, 2001
ROCKY MOUNT - Wiley Ervin Turner, 101, died Saturday. He was born in Wilson
County and was a retired farmer.
A gathering to celebrate his life will be conducted by John Medlin at 2 p.m.
Tuesday at Mill Branch Cemetery.
Surviving are his wife, Effie Marie V. Turner; a daughter, Joyce T. Sherrod of
Wilson; two sons, Spencer Morris Turner and Milton Earl Turner, both of Rocky
Mount; a brother, Frank D. Turner of Rocky Mount; seven grandchildren; and six
great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends at Johnston Funeral Home in Rocky Mount from
7-8:30 tonight.

Geraldine W. Gordon
Geraldine Watson Gordon, 77, died Saturday.
A graveside service was held this morning at the Watson-Evans Family Cemetery
in Lucama.
Surviving are a son, William G. Gordon of Richmond, Va.; and a brother, Billy
S. Watson of Wilson.
Arrangements are by Thomas-Yelverton Funeral Service.

Elton C. Smith
July 2, 1918 Aug. 31, 2001
Elton Cleveland Smith, 83, died Friday. He was the former owner of Elton C.
Smith Moving & Storage for 25 years and a life member of the Wilson Moose and a
member of the American Legion Post No. 13.
The graveside service will be conducted by the Rev. Gordon Joyner and the Rev.
Patrick Lengel at 2 p.m. today at Bass Cemetery near Black Creek.
Surviving are two daughters, Brenda S. Wood of Cary and Cathy S. Wood of
Spring Hope; a son, Elton C. Smith Jr. of Wilson; a brother, Willard Thomas
Smith of Wilson; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Visitation was held Sunday at Joyner’s Funeral Home and will be at other times
at 2402 Bradford Place Apt. 9-B. The family will leave the funeral home at 1:30
p.m. today to proceed to the cemetery.

Judy Batts Robbins
Oct. 21, 1946 Aug. 31, 2001
ELM CITY - Judy Batts Robbins, 54, of Elm City, died Friday.
The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Kenneth Windham at 11 a.m. Tuesday
at Joyner’s Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Evergreen Memorial Gardens.
Surviving are her husband, Dan W. Robbins; a daughter, Jenny B. Robbins of
Annapolis, Md.; a son, Donald W. Robbins of the home; and two sisters, Dorothy
B. Congleton and Jo Ann B. Davis, both of Wilson.
Visitation is tonight from 7-9 at Joyner’s Funeral Home and at other times at
5118 Sleepy Hollow Road.

Walter L. Banks
Walter Louis Banks, 53, of 208-C N. Railroad St., died Tuesday at Nash General
Hospital.
The funeral will be conducted by the Elder Ernest Ray Melton at 1 p.m. Tuesday
from King & Darden Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Rest Haven
Cemetery.
Surviving are two daughters, Beathney L. Banks of Durham and Dora Ann Banks of
Wilson; and his mother, Sarah Jordan of the home.
The body may be viewed today from 3-8:30 p.m. with the family receiving
friends from 7-8 p.m. at King & Darden Funeral Home, and at other times at the
residence where they will assemble an hour prior to the service in preparation
for the funeral.

William E. Woolard
William Earl “Billy” Woolard Sr., 71, of 3505 Slatestone Road in Washington,
N.C., died Saturday evening at his residence.
A graveside service will be conducted by the Rev. Robert Shelton Tuesday at 11
a.m. at the family plot at Oakdale Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Vicki W. Crumpler of Wilson; two sons;
two brothers; three sisters; and seven grandchildren.
The family will join friends tonight from 7-9 at Hillside Funeral Service in
Washington, N.C., and at other times at the home.

September 4, 2001

Dorothy Jean H. Vines
Sept. 12, 1936 Aug. 31, 2001
Dorothy Jean Hopkins Vines, 64, of Greenville died Friday. The funeral will be
held at 1 p.m. Thursday at Moyes Chapel Free Will Baptist Church of Farmville.
Burial will follow in Crestlawn Memorial Gardens
She was retired from Pitt County Memorial Hospital pediatrics division with 33
years of service. She was a member of Moyes Chapel Free Will Baptist Church
where she served on the usher board for over 50 years, was a member of the
Pastor’s Aide Club and the Empire Ladies Social Club.
Surviving are her husband, Walter L. Vines Sr.; two daughters, Patricia Ann
Vines and Amanda Denise Vines, both of Greenville; one son, Walter L. Vines Jr.
of Greenville; two sisters, JoAnn Moye and Linda Morgan, both of Farmville; five
brothers, James Hopkins of Boston, Roger Morgan, Johnny Morgan and Chris Morgan,
all of Farmville, and Frank Morgan of Greenville; four grandchildren; and two
great-grandchildren.
The body may be viewed at Flanagan Funeral Home, Greenville, Wednesday from 1-
4 p.m. The family will receive friends at the church from 7-8 p.m. and at other
times at the home of Walter Vines Jr., 103 Chadwick Drive, Greenville.

Robert W. Johnson
Aug., 15, 1963 Sept. 3, 2001
Robert Wayne Johnson, 38, of Zebulon died Monday. The funeral will be
conducted by the Rev. Kenneth Johnson at 2 p.m. Thursday at Joyner’s Funeral
Home, 4100 U.S. 264 West. Burial will follow in Gethsemane Memorial Gardens,
Zebulon.
Surviving are his wife, Candice Faye Fuller; a daughter, Iris Noel J. Baines
of Spring Hope; one stepdaughter, Amanda Chopski of Zebulon; one stepson, Alex
Carroll of Zebulon; his parents, Robert Marvin and Hilda Faye Tant Johnson of
Middlesex; his grandmother, Anna Bryant Tant of Zebulon; and one stepgrandson.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home Wednesday from 7-9 p.m.
and at other times at 113 Stevens Drive, Middlesex.

Stella J. Eubank
Sept. 30, 1935 Sept. 1, 2001
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - Stella J. Eubank, 65, a native of Bailey, N.C., died
Saturday at her home.
She was retired from NationsBank with 22 years of service.
Surviving are her husband, Ted Eubank; two sons, Michael Eubank and Jimmy
Eubank; one sister, Edna Brantley of Lillington, N.C.; four brothers, James
Jones of Vinton, Va., Connie Jones of Godwin, N.C., Clarence Jones of Liberty,
N.C. and Mark Jones of Wilson, N.C.; and three grandchildren.
Arrangements are being handled by Taylor Family Funeral Home, Pinellas Park.

James D. Barnes
Sept. 25, 1919 Sept. 3, 2001
James Downing Barnes, 81, died Monday at Wilson Medical Center. The funeral
will be conducted by the Rev. Doug Baltzegar at 11 a.m. Thursday at Joyner’s
Funeral Home, 4100 U.S. 264 West. Burial will follow in Maplewood Cemetery.
Barnes was a lifetime member and former deacon of Forest Hills Baptist Church,
formerly Five Points Missionary Baptist Church. He was former owner of Bragg
Street Grocery and J-Mart Convenient Store, Black Creek.
Surviving are three daughters, Kay Gill of Raleigh, Connie Farris and Betty
Lynn Whitley, both of Wilson; two sons, Fletcher Barnes of Matthews, Va., and
David Barnes of Wilson; one sister, Minnie Mae Barnes of Wilson; two brothers,
Wade Lee Barnes and Sam Barnes, both of Wilson; 14 grandchildren; and two great-
grandchildren.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home Wednesday from 7-9 p.m.
and at other times at 200 Berkley Road.

September 5, 2001

Clim Tyson
Jan. 1, 1929 Aug. 30, 2001
Clim Tyson, 72, of 912 Wainwright St. died Thursday at his residence. The
funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Donnie Daniels at 2 p.m. today at Piney
Grove Free Will Baptist Church, 309 N. Vick St. Burial will follow in Rest Haven
Cemetery.
Tyson retired from Gray Concrete Company.
Surviving are his wife, Gladys Carter Tyson; two daughters, Clemetine Tyson
Salters of New Haven, Conn., and Ernestine Tyson Warren of Wilson; two sons,
Ronnie Tyson of Los Angeles and Clim Tyson Jr. of the home; one sister, Willie
Mae Wilson of Richmond Va.; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Arrangements are being handled by Hamilton Funeral Chapel, 726 S. Tarboro St.

Becton R. Speight Jr.
Becton Ray Speight Jr., 59, of Washington, D.C., formerly of Wilson County,
died Aug. 30 at Greater Southeast Hospital. A graveside service will be held at
3 p.m. Thursday in Turner Swamp Cemetery, Eureka.
Surviving are his wife, Betty Daniels-Speight of Wilson; two sons, Alex
Speight of California and Rodney Speight of Washington, D.C.; one daughter,
Raynetta Speight of Washington, D.C.; six sisters, Velma Davis and Linda
Saunders, both of District Heights, Md., Earnestine Edwards of Washington, D.C.,
Daphney Speight of Oxon Hill, Md., and Mattie Vick and Ethel D. Artis, both of
Wilson; and one brother, Ervin Speight of Washington, D.C.
Arrangements are being handled by Van & Williams Funeral Home, Washington,
D.C.

September 6, 2001

Fletcher R. Artis
Fletcher Roosevelt “Bud” Artis, 68, of 405 E. Vance St. died Sunday at his
home. The funeral will be conducted by Elder George Ward at 11 a.m. Saturday at
L.N. Forbes Original Free Will Baptist Tabernacle, 1800 Lane St. Burial will
follow in Rest Haven Cemetery.
Surviving are his wife, Essie Mae Hoskins Artis; two daughters, Myra Artis and
Joyce Clyburn, both of Wilson; nine sisters, Dorothy Barrett, Sadie Daniels,
Bertha Mills, Thelma McClain, Ida Williams and Shirley Artis, all of Brooklyn,
N.Y., Agatha Trumps of Virginia Beach, Va., Reba Trumps Ham of Durham and Gale
Batts Shiver of Greenvlle; four brothers, Eddie Lee Artis, Charles B. Artis and
Arthur Lee Artis, all of Brooklyn, N.Y., and Leslie Artis of Wilson; seven
grandchildren; and 19 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.

Jeraline E. Green
May 3, 1926 Sept. 3, 2001
Jeraline Edwards Green, 75, of 1016 Faison St. died Monday at Wilson Medical
Center. The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Darryl Canady at 2 p.m.
Saturday at Jackson Chapel First Baptist Church, 571 E. Nash St. Burial will
follow in Rest Haven Cemetery.
Surviving are one daughter, Denise Green-Hall of the home; two sisters, Connie
E. Kirkland of Philadelphia and Carolyn E. White of Maryland; four brothers,
Miles Edwards of Philadelphia, William Edwards of New Jersey, Jerome Edwards of
South Carolina and Robert Edwards of Rocky Mount; and one grandchild.
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.

Clarice E. Fisher
July 21, 1917 Sept. 4,2001
ROCKY MOUNT - Ana Clarice Eatmon Cawthorne Fisher, 84, a native of Wilson
County, died Tuesday at her home. The funeral will be conducted by the Rev.
Marty Warren at 2 p.m. Friday in the chapel at Wheeler & Woodlief Funeral Home.
Burial will follow in Pineview Cemetery.
Surviving are a daughter, Judy Kirilov of Rocky Mount; a son, Eugene Cawthorne
of Rocky Mount; four granddaughters; and four great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7-8:30 tonight and at
other times at the home.

Sandra A. Ridoutt
Sandra Ridoutt, 52, of Fremont, Ohio, died Tuesday at Firelands Community
Hospital. The funeral will be conducted by Darrell Hayes at 10:30 p.m. Friday at
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Ohio. Burial will be Sunday in the
Aycock family Cemetery, Nahunta.
Surviving are her husband, Robert D. Ridoutt; two sons, J. Ammon Ridoutt of
Toledo, Ohio, and Robert L. Ridoutt of Fremont, Ohio; her mother, Helen M.
Aycock of Pikeville; and five sisters, Carolyn Tillman and Greta Pelt, both of
Pikeville, Beverly Antley of Clayton, Debbie Fish of Mesa, Ariz., and Jayme
Whittaker of Belleville, Ill.
The family will receive friends at Wonderly-Horvath Funeral Home, Fremont,
Ohio, today from 3-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. and Friday at the church from 9:30-10:30
a.m.

Elumial E. Hodges
Nov. 9, 1933 Sept. 5, 2001
Elumial Edgar “Ed” Hodges, 67, died Wednesday. A graveside service will be
conducted by the Rev. Ray Barnhill at 11 a.m. Friday in Evergreen Memorial
Gardens.
Surviving are two daughters, Jennifer Jones of Trenton and Elisa Brown of
Pikeville; a sister, Jean Brewer of Elm City; a brother, Travis Hodges of
Wilson; and two grandchildren,
The family will receive friends at Joyner’s Funeral Home, 4100 U.S. 264 West,
from 7-9 tonight and at other times at 4471 Lamm Road.

September 7, 2001

Frank C. Winstead
Feb. 3, 1921 Sept. 5, 2001
WILLIAMSTON - Frank Charles Winstead, 80, a native of Wilson County, died
Wednesday at Plumbee Nursing Center, Plymouth. The funeral will be conducted by
Lewis Styons at 11 a.m. Saturday in Jamesville Cemetery, Jamesville.
Surviving are his wife, Doris Finn Winstead of Kinston; five daughters, Bonnie
W. Cline and Cathy W. Chamberlyne of Richmond, Va., Shannon Benavides of Phoenix
City, Ala., Cathy W. Ball of Lexington and Jannie Winstead of Chocowinity; three
sons, Frank C. Winstead Jr. of Williamston, Christopher “Chris” Winstead of
Nashville and Stacey Winstead of Asheville; two sisters, Myrtle W. Ross of Rocky
Mount and Doris W. Whitehead of Wilson; one brother, Randolph Winstead of Palm
Beach, Fla.; 14 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends at Hillside Funeral Service, Washington, N.C.,
from 7:30-9 tonight.

Grant K. Phillips
PRINCETON - Grant Kristopher Phillips, an infant, died Wednesday at UNC
Hospital, Chapel Hill. A private service will be held today.
Surviving are his parents; one brother; his paternal grandparents, the Rev.
Lavon and Diane Phillips of Wilson; maternal grandparents; paternal great-
grandparents, including Carolyn Ellison of Lucama and Doris B. Phillips of
Wilson; and maternal great-grandparents, Alton and Hilda Renfrow of Kenly and
Etta Jones of Nashville.
Arrangements are being handled by Casey Funeral Home.

Cleveland O. Anderson
June 9, 1929 Sept. 6, 2001
SELMA - Cleveland Odell Anderson, 72, died Thursday at his home. The funeral
will be conducted by the Rev. A.R. Denning at 2 p.m. Saturday in the chapel at
Parrish Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Oakland Heights Cemetery,
Smithfield.
Surviving are two daughters, including JoAnn A. Sexton of Wilson; two sons;
two sisters; one brother; and eight grandchildren.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7-9 tonight.

Verna Lee E. Carter
Nov. 16, 1943 Sept. 6, 2001
Verna Lee Evans Carter, 57, died Thursday. A graveside service will be
conducted by the Rev. Rusty Russell at 11 a.m. Saturday in Stantonsburg
Cemetery.
Surviving are two sons, Robert L. Strickland Jr. of Bailey and Gary W.
Strickland of Elm City; one sister, “Chick” Gammell of Pennsylvania; one
brother, Alfred Evans of Lucama; and three grandchildren.
The family will receive friends at Joyner’s Funeral Home, 4100 U.S. 264 West,
from 7-9 tonight and at other times at 1607 Downing St.

James L. Williamson
Oct. 1, 1948 Sept. 4, 2001
James Lewis Williamson, 52, of Raleigh, formerly of Lucama, died Tuesday at
Wake Medical Center. A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday at
Hamilton Funeral Chapel, 726 S. Tarboro St.
His survivors include a sister, Linda Jones of Philadelphia.
The family will assemble at the funeral home Saturday at 2:30 p.m.

Edward Hines
July 28, 1960 Sept. 3, 2001
Edward Hines, 41, of Virginia Beach, Va., died Monday. The funeral will be
conducted by the Rev. H.C. Eatmon at 1 p.m. Saturday at St. Mary’s Church of
Christ, 7401 Stoney Hill Church Road, Bailey. Burial will follow in the Terrell
family Cemetery, Wilson County.
Hines was a veteran of the United States Navy.
Surviving are his wife, Phyllis Dunn Hines of Sims; one daughter, Senior
Airman Demetria Vasha Eatmon of San Antonio, Texas; two sons, Benjamin TrŽvor
Hines of Greenville and Pfc. Edwin Urell Hines of Sims; his mother, Della M.
Hines of Middlesex; his father, Eddie B. Hines of Sims; two sisters, Gloria Rena
Hines Jones of Raleigh and Robin Denise Hines Tucker of Suffolk, Va.; one
brother, Fredrick Hines of Middlesex; his grandmother, Reatha Terrell of Bailey;
and one grandson.
The body may be viewed at Hamilton Funeral Chapel, 726 S. Tarboro St., today
from 3-9:30 p.m. with the family receiving friends there from 8:15-9:15 p.m. and
at other times at 519 Hanes St., Middlesex, where they will assemble one hour
before the funeral.

James R. Thigpen
Sept. 12, 1924 Sept. 5,2001
PINETOPS - Elder James Russell Thigpen, 76, of 302 N. 6th St. died Wednesday
at Heritage Hospital, Tarboro. The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Eddie
B. Coley at 2 p.m. Saturday at Carver School, Pinetops. Burial will follow in
Carver Memorial Park.
Elder Thigpen was retired from Imperial Tobacco Company.
Surviving are one adopted daughter, Beulah Jenkins of Pinetops; one adopted
son, Robert Stanton Jr. of Pinetops; and two sisters, Mary Staton Williams of
Hartford, Conn. and Ada Thigpen Shelly of Greensboro.
The body may be viewed at Hamilton Funeral Chapel, 726 S. Tarboro St., today
from 3-9:30 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.

Linda T. Adams-Lamb
Jan. 4, 1956 Sept. 4, 2001
Linda Teresa Adams-Lamb, 45, of New Windsor, N.Y.,died Tuesday. The funeral
will be conducted by the Rev. Jeffery Simms at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Hamilton
Funeral Chapel, 726 S. Tarboro St. Burial will follow in Rest Haven Cemetery.
Surviving are her husband, Michael Lamb; two stepdaughters, Jennifer Lamb and
Nicole Lamb, both of Virginia; her mother, Bettye Adams of New York; one sister,
DŽshone Adams of New York; one brother, Dexter Adams of New York; and her
stepgrandmother, Maggie Cooper of Wilson.
The body may be viewed at the funeral home Saturday 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 of Shirley Cooper, 2609 Byerly Drive, where they will assemble one
hour before the funeral.

Sarah S. Dozier
May 7, 1914 Sept. 4, 2001
Sarah Lena Sessoms Dozier, 87, of 4676 Ward Blvd. died Tuesday at Wilson
Medical Center. The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Lamont Dudley at 2
p.m. Sunday at St. Rose Holiness Church, Rt. 1, Sims. Burial will follow in Rest
Haven Cemetery, Wilson.
She was retired from Eastern North Carolina Sanatorium and was a member of St.
Rose Holiness Church.
Surviving are one daughter, Jacqueline Farmer of Wilson; two sons, Owens Earl
Dozier of Washington, D.C., and Percy Glenn Dozier of Norfolk, Va.; one sister,
Inez Joyner of Norfolk, Va.; and her caregiver, Bernetha Morgan.
The body may be viewed at Hamilton Funeral Chapel, 726 S. Tarboro St.,
Saturday from 3-9:30 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.

Mable P. Webb
Dec. 8, 1920 Sept. 6, 2001
Mable Parker Webb, 80, of 5505 U.S. 301 North, Elm City, died Thursday at Nash
General Hospital, Rocky Mount. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m.
Saturday in Maplewood Cemetery, Wilson.
Surviving are three daughters, Joyce Poole, Diane Arthur and Betty Webb Rose,
all of Elm City; three sisters, Faye Mozingo and Callie Dunn, both of Wilson,
and Helen Brinkley of Elm City; two brothers, Willard Parker of Virginia Beach,
Va., and L.C. Parker of Sims; seven grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends at Shingleton Funeral Home, 2407 W. Nash St.
from 7-9 tonight and at other times at 5517 U.S. 301 North.

September 8, 2001

Robert S. Hines
CLINTON - Robert S. “Bob” Hines, 86, of Stewart Avenue died Friday.
Graveside services will be at 4 p.m. Sunday at the Hines Family Cemetery in
Turkey with the Rev. Tony Moore officiating.
Survivors include a son, Bobby Hines of Wilson; a sister, Roberta Rush of Mary
Esther, Fla.; a brother, James L. Hines Jr. of Turkey; three grandchildren; and
two great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends from 7-8:30 p.m. tonight at Royal-Hall Funeral
Home.

George L. Thigpen
FREMONT - George Lee Thigpen, 56, of 2400 Davis Mill Road died Thursday at his
home.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Hamilton Funeral Chapel. Burial will
follow in Hamilton Burial Garden.
Survivors include four sisters, Frances K. Williams of Fremont, Levolia
Thigpen of Goldsboro, Louise Thigpen of Pikeville and Janice Jones of Eureka;
and five brothers, James E. Thigpen of Wilson, Oscar Thigpen of Stantonsburg,
Connie Lee Thigpen, Larry Thigpen and Barry Thigpen, all of Eureka.
The body may be viewed from 3-9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral chapel.

September 10, 2001

Grover C. Wood Jr.
Grover C. Wood Jr., 78, died Saturday at Virginia Beach General Hospital. The
funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at H.D. Oliver Funeral Home, Virginia
Beach, Va. A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday in Maplewood
Cemetery, Wilson.
Surviving are his wife, Oleta Wood; a daughter, Kathryn Wasserman ; a son
Terry Wood; a sister, Evelyn Hynes; a brother, Ray Wood; and two
granddaughters.

Mary M. Vick
May 9, 1917 Sept. 6, 2001
NASHVILLE - Mary Magalene Vick, 84, a native of Wilson County, died Thursday.
The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. G.C. Hughes Jr. at 2 p.m. today in the
chapel at Johnson Funeral Home, Nashville. Burial will follow in Vick family
cemetery, Nash County.
Surviving are a daughter, Dianne Bonawitz of Boone; a sister, Ruby Williams of
Elm City; and two granddaughters.

Allie J. Smith
Jan. 6, 1915 Sept. 8, 2001
Allie Jones Smith, 86, of Fountain died Saturday at Spring Arbor of
Greenville. The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Frank Cockrell at 2 p.m.
today at Farmville Funeral Home Church Street Chapel. Burial will follow in
Queen Anne Cemetery, Farmville.
She was a member of Aspen Grove Free Will Baptist Church and a member of the
Sunshine Club.
Surviving are one daughter, Joyce Windham of Farmville; one son Sammy Smith of
Fountain; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

September 11, 2001

Alisha L. Williams
Oct. 7, 1984 Sept. 9, 2001
Alisha Lynnette Williams, 16, of 1001 Briggs St. died Sunday at Wilson Medical
Center. The funeral will be conducted by Elder Chester Aycock at 1 p.m.
Wednesday at St. Paul Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ), 4009 Lake Wilson
Road. Burial will follow in Hamilton Burial Garden.
She was a member of Mount Sinai Church of Christ.
Surviving are her parents, Jerome Williams and the Rev. Pamela Williams of the
home; one sister, Dilya D. Williams of Wilson; one brother, Jerome Williams Jr.
of the home; her maternal grandmother, the Rev. Mary E. Bland of Wilson;
maternal grandfather, Bernes “Bud” Bland of Bailey; paternal grandmother, Ida
Williams of Rocky Mount; and great-grandmother, Roberta Jones of Wilson.
The body may be viewed at Hamilton Funeral Chapel, 726 S. Tarboro St., today
from 3-9 p.m. The family will receive friends at the residence and will assemble
there one hour before the funeral.

September 12, 2001

Daisy V. Grimes
Oct. 2, 1914 Sept. 11, 2001
ROCKY MOUNT - Daisy Vick Grimes, 86, died Tuesday. The funeral will be held at
3 p.m. Thursday at Wheeler & Woodlief Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Rocky
Mount Memorial Park.
Surviving are a daughter, Joyce Everett of Wilson; two sons; two
grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home Thursday from 2-3 p.m.

Susie P. Price
Aug. 9, 1927 Sept. 10, 2001
Susie Pridgen Price, 74, of 507 Daniel Drive, Elm City, died Monday at Avante
at Wilson. The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Lee Taylor the Rev. Billy
Harris and the Rev. Roosevelt Winstead at 2 p.m. Thursday in the chapel at
Shingleton Funeral Home, 2407 W. Nash St. Burial will follow in Evergreen
Memorial Gardens.
Surviving are two sisters, Fannie Ruth Lewis of Wilson and Arylene Butler of
Falls Church, Va.; and one brother, William Pridgen of Sandy Cross.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7-9 tonight and at
other times at the home.

Grace D. Brown
Nov. 24, 1931 Sept. 11, 2001
Grace Marie Deans Brown, 69, died Tuesday. The funeral will be conducted by
the Rev. Larry Ball at 2 p.m. Friday at Joyner’s Funeral Home, 4100 U.S. 264
West. Burial will follow in Evergreen Memorial Gardens.
Surviving are a daughter, Wanda Brown Tedder of Wilson; a son, William Dwayne
Brown of Cary; two sisters, Shirley Deans Wilson of Bailey and Yvonne Deans
Liles of Rock Ridge; a brother, James Roland Deans of Ohio; and five
grandchildren.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home Thursday from 7-9 p.m. and
at other times at 1710 Parkway St.

September 13, 2001

Freddie Yelverton
Nov. 26, 1936 Sept. 4, 2001
Freddie Yelverton, 64, of Irvington, N.J., died Sept. 4. The funeral was
conducted by Bishop L.N. Forbes Sept. 9 at Faith Temple Original Free Will
Baptist Church, East Orange, N.J.
Surviving are five daughters; one son; one stepdaughter; one sisters; three
brothers, Reotis Yelverton, William Yelverton and Johnny Yelverton, all of
Wilson; and eight grandchildren.

Blair P. Wakefield
Feb. 21, 1917 Sept. 11, 2001
MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. - Blair P. Wakefield, 84, died Tuesday ay Grand Stand
Regional Medical Center. A memorial service will be conducted by the Re. Mark
Goodman at 11 a.m. Friday at Trinity Episcopal Church.
Surviving are his wife, Sarah D. Wakefield, formerly of Wilson, N.C.; one
daughter; four grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends at today from 4-6 p.m. at McMillan-Small
Funeral Home.

Robert E. Vick
Feb. 1, 1908 Sept. 11, 2001
Robert Elliott Vick, 93, of 622 E. Green St. died Tuesday at Wilson Medical
Center. The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Troy Janel Dixon at noon
Saturday at Calvary Presbyterian Church, 209 N. Pender St. Burial will follow in
Rest Haven Cemetery.
Vick taught at Stantonsburg Elementary School. He was principal of Springfield
High School from 1952-1970 and Gardeners Elementary School 1970-75.
Surviving are two sisters, Doris Vick Walker of Wilson and Monte Vick Cowan of
Orange, N.J.
The body may be viewed at Edwards Funeral Home, 805 E. Nash St., Friday from
2-8 p.m. and at the church one hour prior to the funeral. The family receiving
friends at the church from 11:30 a.m. to noon. The family will assemble at the
residence at 11 a.m.

September 14, 2001

Rebecca P. Edwards
PINETOPS - Rebecca Pitt Edwards, 85, died Thursday. The funeral will be
conducted by the Rev. Charles Myers at 11 a.m. Saturday at Pinetops United
Methodist Church. Burial will follow in the Pitt Family Cemetery, St. Lewis.
She was a retired third-grade school teacher.
Surviving are one son, Bobby Edwards of Wilmington; a sister, Julia Ahern,
Virginia Beach, Va.; a brother, Elbert Ray Pitt of Pinetops; two granddaughters;
and three great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends at the church from 7-9 tonight and at other
times at the Pitt family home of Bert & Gwen, St. Lewis.
Arrangements are being handled by Carlisle Funeral Home, Tarboro.

Dise Coleman
Feb. 20, 1922 Sept.13, 2001
Dise Coleman, 79, of 5200 Lloyd Road, Lucama, died Thursday at Wilson Medical
Center. The funeral will be conducted by Geraldine Whitley Monday at 2 p.m. at
the Hamilton Funeral Chapel, 726 S. Tarboro St. Burial will follow at the
Hamilton Burial Garden.
He is survived by his wife, Mattie Lee Jones Coleman of Raleigh; two
daughters, Dianne Coleman Hester of Kenly and Delois Gerald of Lucama; four
stepdaughters, Eva McCray of Charlotte, Marie Banks, Carolyn Coleman and Angela
Coleman, all of Raleigh; two sons, Cecil Ray Coleman of Sims and Dennis Coleman
of Cary; one sister, Eva Coleman of Wilson; two brothers, William Coleman and
Gurtis Coleman, both of Wilson; 15 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.
The body may be viewed Sunday from 3-9 p.m. at the funeral home where they
will receive friends from 7-8 p.m. and at other times at 8721 Exum Road, Kenly,
where they will assemble one hour before the funeral.

George T. Howard
June 27,1932 Sept. 6,2001
George T. Howard, 69, died Sept. 6 at Wilson Medical Center. The funeral will
be conducted by the Rev. Albert Baker on Saturday at 3 p.m. at First Baptist
Church in Elm City.
He is survived by one daughter, Metega Chisel of Rocky Mount; two sons,
Richard Howard of Elm City and Lindon Howard of Philadelphia; three sisters,
Dorothy Fuqua of Washington, D.C., and Lula Howard and Duxia H. Evans, both of
Elm City; three brothers, Robert Howard Jr. of Washington, D.C., John C. Gaylord
of Pensacola, Fla., and Thaddeus Gaylord of Fort Washington, Md.; and nine
grandchildren.
The body may be viewed today from 3-8 p.m. at Edwards Funeral Home, 805 E.
Nash St. The family will receive friends at 605 W. Main St., Elm City, where
they will assemble one hour before the funeral.

September 15, 2001

Steve A. Montague
Steve Allen Montague, 47, of 607 W. Hines St., died Wednesday at Johnston
Memorial Hospital Smithfield. The funeral will be conducted by the Rev.
Ernsetine McGee Sunday at 2 p.m. at King & Darden Funeral Home Chapel, 325 E.
Nash St. Burial will follow at Rest Haven Cemetery.
He is survived by his wife, Edna Montague of Wilson; mother Margaret Herring
of Wilson; three sisters, Shirley Melton of Berlin, N.J., Veronica Brown and
Anette Herring, both of Wilson; and one brother, Al Allen of Wilson County.
The body may be viewed Saturday from 3-8:30 p.m. with the family receiving
friends from 7-8 p.m. at the funeral home and at other times at the residence
where they will assemble one hour prior to services.

Lillian Queen
May 10, 1929 Sept.12, 2001
Lillian Queen, 72, a Smithfield Manor resident originally from Wilson County,
died Wednesday at Johnston Memorial Hospital Smithfield. The funeral will be
held Monday at 11 a.m. at Hamilton Funeral Chapel, 726 S. Tarboro St. Burial
will follow at Hamilton Burial Garden.
She is survived by one daughter, Carolyn Hocutt-Alexander of Middlesex; two
sons, Clifton Queen and James Queen, both of Baltimore; five sisters, Novella
Bailey of Selma, Janie O’Neal of Zebulon, Mildred Cradick of Newark, N.J., and
Rosetta Colley and Lydia Pope, both of Middlesex.
The body may be viewed Sunday from 3-9 p.m. at the chapel. The family will
receive friends at 232 Will Road, Middlesex, where they will assemble one hour
prior to service.

Talmond M. Cameron
Feb.8, 1922 Sept.13, 2001
Talmond Morris Cameron, 80, of 5106 Lake Wilson Road, Elm City, died Thursday
at his residence. The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Elijah Harris Monday
at noon at William Chapel Church, 6154 William Chapel Road, Elm City. Burial
will follow in the chapel cemetery.
He is survived by his wife, Amanda Mitchell Cameron of the home; one son,
Raphael Cameron of Irvington, N.J.; one sister, Pauline Cameron of Four Oaks;
two brothers, Major Cameron of Dunn and Malcolm Cameron of Rose Hill; and one
grandchild.
The body may be viewed Sunday from 2-8 p.m. at Edwards Funeral Home, 805 E.
Nash St. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from7-8 p.m. and at
other times at the residence where they will assemble one hour prior to the
funeral.

Amirica C. Carmon
Sept. 12, 2001 Sept.12, 2001
Amirica Chantel Carmon, an infant, of 1812 London Church Road, died Wednesday
at Wilson Medical Center. A graveside service will be held Sunday at 1 p.m. at
Hamilton Burial Garden, Lane Street Extension.
She is survived by her mother, Latonya Michelle Batts of the home; father,
Victor Martize Carmon; one brother, Isaiah Noel Batts; maternal grandmother,
Emma Jean Batts of Wilson; paternal grandmother, Gloria Jean Hagans and
stepgrandfather Larry Hagans of Wilson; paternal grandfather, Wade Allen of
Alexandria, Va.; paternal grandfather, Victor McShell of South Carolina.
The family will receive friends at 614 Cemetery St. where they will receive
friends one hour before the service.


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