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November 15, 2001

Ailean A. Pearce
April 5, 1926 Nov. 9, 2001
Ailean J. “Snowie” Artis Pearce, 75, of 4551 Bullstone Road, Bailey died
Friday at Northeast Hospital, Baltimore. The funeral will be conducted by the
Rev. Evelyn G. Dunn at 1 p.m. Saturday at Mount Carmel AME Church, Bailey.
Burial will follow in Rest Haven Cemetery, Wilson.
Surviving are one daughter, Kay Price of Baltimore, one son, Donnie Artis of
Bailey; three sisters, Lossie Hart and Catherine Peppers, both of Bailey, and
Erma Greer of Bronx, N.Y.; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
The body may be viewed at Edwards Funeral Home, 805 E. Nash St., Friday from
2-9 p.m. with the family receiving friends there from 7-9 p.m. and at other
times at the residence where they will assemble one hour before the funeral.

Lois P. Bissette
Sept. 7, 1933 Nov. 13, 2001
BAILEY — Lois Eloise Patterson Bissette, 68, of 3637 Hornes Church Road died
Tuesday at Duke Medical Center. A graveside service will be conducted by the
Rev. Butch Gordon at 11 a.m. Friday in Bailey City Cemetery.
Surviving are her husband, Herbert H. Bissette; one daughter, Delores Bissette
Cone of Middlesex; one son, Mickey Lee Bissette of Bailey; one sister, Ruby A.
Stallings of Bailey; one brother, Millard C. “Pat” Patterson of Wilson; and five
grandchildren.
The family will receive friends from 7-9 tonight at Shingleton Funeral Home,
2407 W. Nash St.

Edward Pearsall
Edward Pearsall, 83, of Aldersgate, Riverhead, N.Y., formerly of Wilson, died
Sunday. A graveside service will be held at 2:30 p.m. Friday in Rest Haven
Cemetery.
Arrangements are being handled by Hamilton Funeral Chapel, 726 S. Tarboro St.

Sarah Snider
PIKEVILLE — Sarah Snider, 65, died Wednesday. The funeral will be held at 11
a.m. Saturday in the chapel at Seymour Funeral Home, Goldsboro. Burial will
follow in Evergreen Memorial Cemetery, Goldsboro.

November 16, 2001

Willie Hampton Jr.
GREENVILLE — Willie “Hamp” Hampton Jr., formerly of Wilson, died Friday at
Pitt County Memorial Hospital, Greenville. The funeral will be conducted by
Bishop P.L. Davis at 11 a.m. Saturday at Progressive Free Will Baptist Church,
1503 Hookers Road. Burial will follow in Homestead Memorial Garden.
Hampton was retired from the North Carolina Mutual Insurance Company of
Durham.
Surviving are his wife, Gennie Murphy Hampton; one daughter, Jennifer Renee
Hampton of the home; and two grandchildren.
The body may be viewed today at Roundtree & Associates Funeral Home. The
family will receive friends at the church from 7:30-8:30 tonight. and at other
times at 213 Allen Dale Drive where they will assemble one hour before the
funeral.

Ethel S. Hardy
May 6, 1920 Nov. 12, 2001
Ethel S. Hardy, 81, of 1003 Jordan St. died Monday at her residence. The
funeral will be conducted by Bishop Robert L. Gorham at 1 p.m. Sunday at Wilson
Chapel Free Will Baptist Church, 513 Barnes St. Burial will follow in Rest Haven
Cemetery.
Surviving are one daughter, Rosemary H. Hooks of Wilson; five sons, Joseph
Franklin Hardy of Queens, N.Y., Donnie Hardy of Prince George, Va., Willie Hardy
and Leroy Hardy, both of Wilson, and Marvin Miller of Fort Benning, Ga.; four
sisters, Edna Ransom of Queens, N.Y., Emma Scott of Long Island City, N.Y., Ruby
Evans of Arverne, N.Y., and Catherine Stafford of Georgetown, S.C.; two
brothers, Charlie Scott of Freeport, N.Y., and Johnnie Scott of Augusta, Ga.; 14
grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
The body may be viewed at Edwards Funeral Home, 805 E. Nash St. Saturday 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.

Curtis Davis
Curtis Davis, 53, of Bailey died Thursday. The funeral will be held at 2 p.m.
Sunday at William Toney’s Funeral Home, Spring Hope. Burial will follow in
Middlesex Memorial Garden.

Bertha L. Skelton
Bertha Lee Skelton, 72, of 6739 Jaycross Road, Fremont, died Thursday at
Wilson Medical Center.
Arrangements are incomplete and being handled by Hamilton Funeral Chapel, 726
S. Tarboro St.

November 17, 2001

Curtis Earl Davis
BAILEY — Curtis Earl Davis, 53, died Thursday at 7907 Winters Road in Bailey.
The funeral will be Sunday at 2 p.m. in the chapel at William Toney’s Funeral
Home in Spring Hope.
Davis was a long-time resident of East Orange, N.J.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Ruby K. Holloway
KENLY — Ruby K. Holloway of 8441 Newsome Mill Road, Lucama, died Thursday at
Wilson Medical Center. The Rev. Will Hoyle and the Rev. Alex Maultsby will
conduct the funeral at 11 a.m. Monday at Coley Funeral Home Chapel in Kenly.
Burial will follow in Kenly Cemetery.
She was a member of the Kenly United Methodist Women, chairman of the cookbook
project, active in the flower ministry and active in all other church
activities.
Surviving are her husband, Charles P. (Chuck) Holloway; her mother, Pearl
Kirby of Durham; four sisters, Lena Mathenson of Lucama, Faye Allen of Gastonia,
Jewel Smith of Wilson, and Ollice Blake of Siler City; and two brothers, Earl
Kirby of Durham and Ransom Kirby of Virginia.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Sunday at Coley Funeral
Home.

Bertha Lee D. Skelton
Sept. 30, 1929 Nov. 15, 2001
ROCKY MOUNT — Bertha Lee (Lola) Dailey Skelton, 72, of 6739 Jaycross Road,
Fremont, died Thursday at Wilson Medical Center. Elder James Harper will
officiate at the funeral at 7:30 p.m. Monday at the Scripture Center 1001
Raleigh Road, Rocky Mount. Burial will follow in Gardens of Gethsemane, U.S. 64
East.
Surviving are her daughter, Tanya Lee O’Neal of Rocky Mount, two sons, James
Alfred Skelton Jr. of Manhattan, N.Y.; Patrick Alexander Skelton of Bronx, N.Y.;
and seven grandchildren, including Johnathon Rayvon O’Neal and Destiny Jurnee’
O’Neal, whom she reared.
The body may be viewed from 2 to 5 p.m. Monday at Hamilton Funeral Chapel, 726
S. Tarboro St., Wilson. Friends and family will assemble at the residence one
hour prior to the service in preparation for the funeral procession.

Charlie G. Murphy
Charlie G. Murphy, 68, a resident of the N.C. Special Care Center, died Friday
at Wilson Medical Center.
Funeral Arrangements, which are incomplete at this time, are being handled by
Hamilton Funeral Chapel of Wilson.

Bettie Baker
WALSTONBURG — Bettie Baker, 75, of 3958 U.S. 264A, Walstonburg, died Wednesday
at Pitt Memorial Hospital in Greenville. Pastor Hargrove will officiate at the
funeral, which will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Holy Temple Church, Walstonburg.
Burial will follow in St. Delight Cemetery in Walstonburg.
Surviving are six daughters, Sylvia Gray of Newark, N.J., Mozella Baker of
Wilson, Sadie Dunbar of Greenville and Shirley Lewis, Wanda Baker and Kathy
Jones, all of Walstonburg; four sons, Elder Joey Baker and Jerry L. Baker, both
of Greenville, Terry Lewis Baker of Walstonburg and Jesse Baker of Wilson; and
four sisters, Sadie O’Neal of New York, N.Y., Sallie M. Dupree and Mamie Ruth
Baker, both of Maury, and Annie Moses of Long Island, N.Y.
The viewing will begin at noon today at Holy Temple Church. The wake will be
from 7 to 8 p.m. at the church. Arrangements are by S. Connor Memorial Funeral
Home of Snow Hill.

November 19, 2001

Ola Mae W. White
Nov. 28, 1928 Nov. 16, 2001
Ola Mae Wilson White, 72, of 204 Albert Ave. died Friday at Wilson Medical
Center. The funeral will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Hamilton Funeral
Chapel, 726 S. Tarboro St. Burial will follow in Hamilton Burial Garden.
She was retired from Wilson Memorial Hospital.
Surviving are her husband, James White; two daughters, Carolyn Ann Payne
Melton and Mary Delois Ellis, both of Wilson; one son, James Oscar Ellis of
Wilson; one sister, Janey Willis of Apopka, Fla.; three brothers, J.W. Wilson,
Ralph Wilson and Coy Wilson Jr., all of Florida; nine grandchildren; and 11
great-grandchildren.
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.

Dempsey Lucas
Jan. 28, 1952 Nov. 12, 2001
Dempsey Lucas, 49, of Hollister died Monday at Washington Hospital Center,
Washington, D.C. The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. today at Hamilton Funeral
Chapel, 726 S. Tarboro St. Burial will follow in Rest Haven Cemetery.
Lucas was a former employee of Mercer Trucking Company.
Surviving are his mother, Mollie Ester Utley of Wilson; two sisters, Beulah
Gray Robinson and Mary Lilly Robinson, both of Wilson; and two brothers, William
Robinson Jr. of Washington, D.C., and Elder Elton Anderson of Raleigh.
The family will assemble at 805 Academy St. one hour before the funeral.

Margaret E. Chase
EUREKA — Margaret Etheridge Chase, 89, formerly of Baker Street died Sunday at
Britthaven of Goldsboro. A graveside service will held at 3 p.m. Tuesday in
Eureka Cemetery.
Surviving are a daughter, Nancy Chase Bell of Eureka; four grandchildren; and
five great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends at Shackleford Funeral Service, 102 N. Pine
St., Fremont from 7-8:30 tonight.

Wilbur P. Williams
Aug. 25, 1928 Nov. 17, 2001
ELM CITY — Wilbur P. Williams, 73, of 4017 W. Langley Road died Saturday at
Nash General Hospital. The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Joe Stallings
at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Thomas-Yelverton Funeral Service, 2704 W. Nash St. Burial
will follow in Evergreen Memorial Gardens.
Williams was owner and operator of Dixie Supply and was retired from the U.S.
Army Reserves.
Surviving are his wife, Jennie Pridgen Williams; a daughter, Diane Williams
Grimes of Advance; a son, Wilbur P. Williams Jr. of Raleigh; a sister, Ruth
Hoveskiland of Ogallo, Neb.; a brother, Donnie Williams of Elm City; and five
grandchildren.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7-8:30 tonight and at
other times at the residence.

Larry Taylor
Larry Taylor of Raleigh died Friday. The funeral will be held at 11 a.m.
Tuesday in the chapel at Coley Funeral Home, Kenly. Burial will follow in Kenly
Cemetery.
Surviving are his mother, Mary 3Lib2 Taylor of Wilson; and two sisters, Debbie
T. Carson of Wilson and Jeanette T. Walker of Raleigh.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7-8:30 tonight.

James E. Winborne Sr.
July 3, 1917 Nov. 17, 2001
James Edward 3Ed2 Winborne Sr., 84, died Saturday. The funeral will be
conducted by the Rev. Dan Jones at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Joyner’s Funeral Home, 4100
U.S. 264 West. Burial with Masonic rites will follow in Maplewood Cemetery.
Winborne was a member of Mount Lebanon Masonic Lodge 117 for 50 years and was
a Sudan Shriner. He was employed with Wilson Drug Store for 32 years.
Surviving are his wife, Romaine Deans Winborne; a son, James Edward 3Ed2
Winborne Jr. of Raleigh; three sisters, Lona Flowers and Creamer Johnson, both
of Wilson and Marie Bradshaw of Sims; four grandchildren; and two great-
grandchildren.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6-8 tonight.

Doris H. Ward
Doris H. Ward of 623 Elvie St. died Sunday at Wake Forest Baptist Hospital,
Winston-Salem.
Arrangements are incomplete and being handled by King & Darden Funeral Home,
325 E. Nash St.

Ruby K. Holloway
Ruby K. Holloway is also survived by a stepdaughter, Sherrie Stephens of
Georgia. Her name was omitted in Saturday’s edition.
The Daily Times regrets the error.

November 20, 2001

Drury F. Spain
March 3, 1925 Nov. 18, 2001
WENDELL — Drury Fisher Spain, 76, died Sunday at Rex Healthcare. The funeral
will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at L. Harold Poole Funeral Service chapel.
Burial will follow in Central Baptist Church Cemetery.
Surviving are his wife; 11 children; five sisters, including Bobbie Lamm of
Bailey; 18 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7-8:30 tonight and at
other times at the home of Barry and Angela Spain, 622 Arista Lane.

Richard E. Hogg
KENLY — Richard E. Hogg, 56, of 9234 Rex Turner Road died Monday, The funeral
will be conducted by the Rev. Alex Maultsby at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the chapel
at Coley Funeral Home. Burial will follow in the Boykin Family Cemetery.
Surviving are his wife, Terry Boykin Hogg; a daughter, Angie H. Taylor of
Wendell; a son, Richie Hogg of Wendell; his mother, Emma C. Hogg of Clayton; two
sisters, Linda Stevens and Shirley Pierce, both of Clayton; three brothers,
Ronnie Hogg of Knightdale, David Hogg and Ken Hogg, both of Clayton; and five
grandchildren.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6-9 tonight.

Ola Mae W. White
The family Ola Mae Wilson White of will receive friends at Hamilton Funeral
Chapel, 726 S. Tarboro St., from 7-8 tonight.
She is survived by two daughters, including Mary Delois Ellis Fogg of Wilson.
Her name was incorrect in Monday’s edition.

November 21, 2001

Dorethia W. Witek
Oct. 3, 1931 Nov. 20, 2001
SPARTANBURG, S.C. — Dorethia Williamson Witek, 70, formerly of Wilson, N.C.,
died Tuesday at her home. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.
Surviving are four daughters, Dana Witek Rodriguez and Darlene Witek, both of
Spartanburg, and Debbie Witek Swaney and Dianne Witek; three sisters, Sudie
Williamson Pridgen of Monroe, N.C., Virginia Williamson Howden of Hurst, Texas,
and Phyllis Knight of Jacksonville, Fla.; two brothers, William Earl “Bud”
Williamson of Wilson, N.C., and Carsie Lee Williamson of Zebulon, N.C.

Sara C. Pate
Sara “Sally” Crooks Quarles Pate, 71, of 2400 Bradford Place 1-B died Tuesday.
She was employed with Wilson County Schools for 24 years.
Surviving are four daughters, Rene Pate Adams of the home; Sara Camille Pate
of Wilson, Rebecca Pate Kauffmann and Leslie Pate Hodge, both of Raleigh; one
sister, Susan Dixon Kouns of Southern Pines; and eight grandchildren.
The family will receive friends at the home.
Arrangements are being handled by Thomas-Yelverton Funeral Service, 2704 W.
Nash St.

Robert H. Lundberg
April 7, 1920 Nov. 20, 2001
Robert H. Lundberg, 81, died Tuesday. The funeral will be conducted by the
Rev. Robert Boyette at 2 p.m. Friday at Joyner’s Funeral Home, 4100 U.S. 264
West. Burial will follow in Maplewood Cemetery.
Surviving are his wife, Margaret Sholar Lundberg; one daughter, Karen Blum of
California; one son, Jon Lundberg of Texas; one brother, Ted Lundberg of
Florida; three grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home Friday from 1-2 p.m.

Christine B. Ball
DOVER — Christine Baker Ball, 71, formerly of Wilson, died Monday at Lenoir
Memorial Hospital, Kinston. A graveside service will be conducted by the Rev.
Jimmy Sowers at 11 a.m. Friday in Pinelawn Memorial Park, Kinston.
Surviving are one daughter, Brenda Joyce Shamloo of Winston-Salem; three sons,
Royce Lee Harris of Chicago, Charles Ray Harris of Wilson and George Wright
Harris of Charleston, W.Va.; three sisters, Barbara Felton, Rosa Carter and Ida
Mae Webb, all of Wilson; three brothers, Walter Baker, Bill Baker and James
Baker, all of Wilson; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends at Howard-Carter & Stroud Funeral Home of
Kinston from 7-9 tonight.

Kenneth M. Perry
Kenneth M. Perry, 52, of 902 Washington St. died Tuesday at the Veterans
Administration Medical Center, Durham.
Arrangements are incomplete and being handled by Hamilton Funeral Chapel, 726
S. Tarboro St.

Larry J. Grant
Larry J. Grant, 52, of Boswellville Road died Tuesday in Craven County.
Arrangements are incomplete and being handled by King & Darden Funeral Home,
325 E. Nash St.

Minnie B. Baines
Minnie B. Baines, 87, died Tuesday at Wilson Medical Center.
Arrangements are incomplete and being handled by Edwards Funeral Home, 805 E.
Nash St.

November 22, 2001

Helen Wall Finch
Oct. 16, 1930 Nov. 21, 2001
BAILEY — Helen Wall Finch, 71, died Wednesday. Services will be conducted at
Joyner’s Funeral Home, 4100 U.S. 264, at 2 p.m. Saturday. The Rev. Brian Sexton
and the Rev. Robert Rose will officiate. Burial will follow at Bailey Cemetery.
She is survived by husband, Irvin Finch of Bailey, and daughter, Erdene Wade
of Wendell.
Visitation will be at Joyner’s Funeral Home Friday from 7-9 p.m. Other
visitation will be at 9369 South N.C. 581, Bailey.

Doris Holden Ward
Doris Holden Ward, 80, of 623 Elvie St., died Sunday at Wake Forest Baptist
Hospital. The service will be conducted by the Rev. H.E. Parker at Branch
Memorial Church, 517 Hadley St., at 2 p.m. Saturday. Burial will follow at Rest
Haven Cemetery.
She is survived by two daughters, Yvonne Ward Hairston and Cynthia Ward
Cession, both of Winston-Salem; one son, Anthony Ray Ward of Durham; three
brothers, David Ed Holden of Charlotte, Russell Holden of Warsaw and Thurman
Holder of Wilson; five grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
The body may be viewed at King & Darden Funeral Home from 4:30-8:30 p.m.
Friday. A wake will be held Saturday with the family receiving friends from 1-2
p.m. at the church and other times at the residence where they will gather one
hour before the service.

Kenneth M. “Kenny Mac” Perry
May 10, 1949 Nov. 20, 2001
Kenneth M. “Kenny Mac” Perry, 52, of 902 Washington St. died Tuesday at the
Veterans Administration Medical Center in Durham. The funeral will be Saturday
at 1 p.m. at Brown’s Chapel United America Free Will Baptist Church, 1507 Hadley
St. Ext. The service will be conducted by Elder William E. Bowser. Burial will
follow in the Rest Haven Cemetery.
He is survived by two sons, Kenneth Ray Norwood, Kaldrin Jones, both of
Wilson; one daughter, Nikkis Lynette Campbell of Wilson; mother, Annie Pearl
Perry of the home; two brothers, Robert Melton of Alexandria, Va., and Vernon L.
Perry of Wilson; and one sister, Van Mitchell of Wilson.
The family will receive friends at the residence where they will assemble one
hour prior to the service.

November 23, 2001

Charlie G. Murphy
Oct. 11, 1933 Nov. 16, 2001
Charlie G. Murphy, 68, a resident of North Carolina Special Care Center, died
Friday at Wilson Medical Center. The funeral will be conducted by the Rev.
Cedric E. Murphy at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Wilson Chapel Free Will Baptist Church,
513 E. Barnes St. Burial will follow in Rest Haven Cemetery.
Murphy was a veteran of the U.S. Army and served in the Korean War. He was
employed with the North Carolina Special Care Center, James I. Miller Tobacco
Company and was retired from Hamilton Funeral Chapel. He was a member of Wilson
Chapel Free Will Baptist Church.
Surviving are two sisters, Addie L. Murphy of Raleigh and Mammie Tayson of
Philadelphia; and one brother, Staff Sgt. Clarence Paul Murphy of Lancaster,
Calif.
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 414 Winstead St. where they will assemble one hour before
the funeral.

Minnie S. Baines
Sept. 17, 1914 Nov. 20, 2001
Minnie B. Savage Baines, 87, of 907 W. Walnut St. died Tuesday at Wilson
Medical Center. The funeral will be conducted by Elder Douglas Atkinson at 1
p.m. Saturday at St. John AME Zion Church, 119 N. Pender St. Burial will follow
in Rest Haven Cemetery.
Surviving are her husband, Willie B. Baines of Wilson; four daughters, Helen
G. Baines of Capitol Heights, Md., Minnie Ruth Baines, Rebecca B. Edwards and
Teresa B. Artis, all of Wilson; four sons, Willie B. Baines of Kinston, Walter
L. Baines of Dumfries, Va., John J. Baines and William H. Baines, both of
Wilson; 11 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
The body may be viewed at Edwards Funeral Home, 805 E. Nash St., today from 2-
8 p.m. The family will receive friends at the residence and will assemble there
one hour before the funeral.

Esther K. Revoir
Esther K. Revoir, 88, a resident of WilMed Nursing Home died Wednesday. The
funeral and burial will be held in Syracuse, N.Y.
Surviving are her daughter, Joan R. Satterly of Wilson; two sons, John J.
Revoir and Thomas C. Revoir, both of Syracuse, N.Y.; two half-sisters, Helen
Brosnan and Michalene Whitaker; one half-brother, Pete Kitt; and five
grandchildren.
Arrangements are being handled by Joyner’s Funeral Home, 4100 U.S. 264 West.

Larry J. Grant
Larry James Grant, 52, of 5032 Boswellville Road died Tuesday in Craven
County. The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Arthur King at 11 a.m.
Saturday at Perry’s Temple Free Will Baptist Church, 5000 Tartt’s Mill Road.
Burial will follow in Rest Haven Cemetery.
Surviving are his wife, Hattie Ward Grant; three children, Jamelalrato
Moltrery of Charlotte, Lisimbajajelani Grant of Goldsboro and Michael Joyner Sr.
of Wilson; three sisters, Yevette, Sarah and Diana, all of Philadelphia; four
brothers, Joseph Michael, Robin and Herbert, all of Philadelphia, and Steven of
Washington, D.C.; and 10 grandchildren.
The family will receive friends at the residence at all times and will
assemble there one hour before the funeral.
Arrangements are being handled by King & Darden Funeral Home, 325 E. Nash St.

Bettye M. Webb
Jan. 29, 1939 Nov. 21, 2001
SARATOGA — Bettye Mae Webb died Wednesday. The funeral will be conducted by
the Rev. J.C. Yates and the Rev. Julius Whitley at 2 p.m. Saturday at Saratoga
Free Will Baptist Church. Burial will follow in White Oak Cemetery.
She was a member of Saratoga Free Will Baptist Church, a former clerk,
secretary and bookkeeper for the Town of Saratoga; a Wilson Daily Times and
Rocky Mount Telegram writer, and a tax practitioner.
Surviving are one daughter, Donna Jean Webb of Saratoga; and two sisters,
Hazel Webb Glover of Rocky Mount and Starr W. Whitley of Saratoga.
The family will receive friends at the church from 6:30-9 tonight and at other
times at the home of Donna Webb, 8501 Gardners School Road.
Arrangements are being handled by Joyner’s Funeral Home, 4100 U.S. 264 West.

Kimothy S. Weber
July 14, 1979 Nov. 21, 2001
Kimothy Shane Weber, 22, died Wednesday. The funeral will be conducted by the
Rev. Daniel Johnson at 2 p.m. Sunday at Joyner’s Funeral Home, 4100 U.S. 264
West. Burial will follow in Evergreen Memorial Gardens.
Surviving are his parents, Joe and Sue Weber; two sisters, Heather Weber and
Tiffany Weber, both of the home; maternal grandparents, Earl and Bertha Storts
of Minneapolis.; and paternal grandparents, Joe and Norma Weber of Portsmouth,
Ohio.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home Saturday from 7-9 p.m. and
at other times 1226 Buxton Road.

Frances P. Matthews
Frances Pittman Matthews, 82, died Thursday at WilMed Nursing Center. A
graveside service will be conducted by the Rev. Robert Winstead at 11 a.m.
Saturday in Evergreen Memorial Gardens.
Her survivors include her husband, Troy Gilleon Matthews.
The family will receive friends at Thomas-Yelverton Funeral Service, 2704 W.
Nash St., from 7-8:30 tonight.

Kenneth M. Perry
The location for the funeral of Kenneth M. “Kenny Mac” Perry has been changed.
The funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Hamilton Funeral Chapel, 726 S.
Tarboro St.
His son’s correct name is Kedrin Jones.

Helen W. Finch
Erdene Wade of Wendell is the sister of Helen W. Finch. She was identified
incorrectly in Thursday’s edition.

November 24, 2001

Virginia L. Driver
May 27, 1920 Nov. 23, 2001
Virginia Lamm Driver, 81, of Wilson did Friday.
Services will be at 3:30 p.m. Sunday at Joyner’s Funeral Home. Burial will
follow in the Tomlinson Family Cemetery.
Survivors include two daughters, Louise Joyner and Pam Edmundson, both of
Wilson; a sister, Ruby Jones of Lucama; a brother, Clarence Lamm of Wilson;
three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 7-9 p.m. tonight at Joyner’s Funeral Home, and at
other times at 1101 Sunrise Ave.

November 26, 2001

Gordon L. Smith
Oct. 17, 1918 Nov. 24, 2001
Gordon Lee Smith, 83, of Fremont died Saturday at Wilson Medical Center. The
funeral will be held at 7 tonight in the chapel at Thomas-Yelverton Funeral
Service, 2704 W. Nash St. Burial will be in Evergreen Memorial Gardens Tuesday
at 10 a.m.
Surviving are a daughter, Sandra Alexander of Wilson; a son, James Thomas
Smith of Fremont; three sisters, Eleanor Smith and Dorothy Tait, both of Wilson
and Carol Kingsbury of Florence, S.C.; two brothers, T. Maxton Smith of Fremont
and Glenn Smith of Pikeville; three grandchildren; and three great-
grandchildren.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home following the service
tonight.

Charles K. Strickland
Charles Kelly Strickland, 22, of 8032 Holdens Cross Road, Fountain died
Thursday. A graveside service was conducted by the Rev. Robert Boone Sunday at 2
p.m. in Macclesfield Cemetery.
Strickland was a member of Webb’s Chapel Free Will Baptist Church.
Surviving are his father, Alan Strickland of Holdens Cross Roads; his paternal
grandparents, Kenneth and Ellen Strickland of Holdens Cross Roads; and his
maternal grandparents, Hilton and Nettie Owens of Fountain.
Arrangements were handled by Farmville Funeral Home.

John L. Farmer Sr.
July 6, 1933 Nov. 24, 2001
John Lee “John D” Farmer Sr., 68, of 301 N. Parker St., Elm City died Saturday
at Wilson Medical Center. The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Albert Baker
at 1 p.m. Wednesday at First Baptist Church of Elm City. Burial will follow in
Hamilton Burial Garden, Wilson.
Surviving are his wife, Mattie Wells Farmer; two daughters, Shirley Farmer
Barron and Fannie Farmer, both of Elm City; one son, John Lee Farmer Jr. of Elm
City; three sisters, Daisy Pender and Hattie Mae Forbes, both of Elm City and
Edith Bell Clark of Rocky Mount; and one grandchild.
The body may be viewed at Hamilton Funeral Chapel, 726 S. Tarboro St., Tuesday
from 7-9 p.m. The family will receive at the residence and will assemble there
one hour before the funeral.

Addie Mae H. Edwards
STANTONSBURG — Addie Mae Howard Edwards, 82, of 102 Shelton Ave. died Sunday
at Pitt County Memorial Hospital, Greenville. A graveside service will be held
at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Stantonsburg Cemetery.
Surviving are her husband, Kenneth Edwards; two daughters, Karen Edwards
Michaud of Manchester, Maine and Joan Edwards Robbins of Elm City; a brother,
Paul Howard of Elm City; four grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends at Thomas-Yelverton Funeral Service, 2704 W.
Nash St. from 7-8 tonight and at other times at the home.

Effie S. Ruffin
Effie Speight Ruffin of 1911 Fairview Avenue, Wilson, died Friday night at her
home. The funeral will be conducted by Elder Elbert Forbes at 2 p.m. Wednesday
at Mount Zion Original Free Will Baptist Church, 305 Lane St. Burial will follow
in Rest Haven Cemetery.
Surviving are two daughters, Jesse R. Patterson of the home and Bertha Cutler
of Goldsboro; one sister, Adell Speight Ellis of Wilson and one brother, James
Speight of Washington, D.C.
The body may be viewed at McIntyre Funeral Home, Goldsboro Tuesday from 1-5
p.m. and at the church from 6-8 p.m. Eastern Star last rites will be held at 7
p.m. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7-8 p.m. and at
other times at the residence.

David E. Campbell
Sept. 7, 1934 Nov. 23, 2001
David Earl Campbell, 67, of 1706A Dartmore Drive died Friday at Wilson Medical
Center. A graveside service was conducted by the Rev. Tim Riggs at noon Saturday
in Bailey City Cemetery.
Surviving are three daughters, Robin Carnley of Bailey, Rhonda Reed of Hood,
Va., and Wendi Badgley of Burnsville; one sister of Atlanta, Ga.; two brothers,
John Campbell of Hamlet and Frank Campbell of Atlanta, Ga.; and eight
grandchildren.
Arrangements were handled by Shingleton Funeral Home, 2407 W. Nash St.,

November 27, 2001

Robert S. Webb
March 24, 1922 Nov. 24, 2001
Robert Sylvester Webb, 79, of 1703-B Birchwood Drive died Saturday at Rose
Manor Healthcare, Durham. A graveside service will be conducted by his son,
Ronnie Webb, at 2 p.m. today in Rest Haven Cemetery.
Surviving are five daughters, Patricia Brooks and Jeanna Webb, both of
Salisbury, Mable Sefrant of Greenville, Barbara A. Webb and Rita Taylor, both of
Wilson; four sons, Ronnie Webb of Wilson, Donnie Webb of Baton Rouge, La., Jerry
Webb of Silver Spring, Md., and Redmond Webb of Washington, D.C.; five sisters,
Eunice Matthews, Gracie Brown, Dorothy Barbee and Lillie Camp, all of Durham,
and Helen Edwards of Amityville, N.Y.; two brothers, Bobby Webb of Amityville,
N.Y., and Lundi Webb of Wilson; 14 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.
The family will assemble at Edwards Funeral Home, 805 E. Nash St., at 1 p.m.
today.

Montine L. Jones
April 30, 1912 Nov. 26, 2001
Montine Lisenby Jones, 89, formerly of Wilson, died Monday at Cypress Glen
Methodist Retirement Community, Greenville.
The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Dan Jones, the Rev. Gray Southern
and the Rev. Dan Hensley at 11 a.m. Thursday at First United Methodist Church.
Burial will be at 1 p.m. Friday in East Lawn Memorial Garden, Harrisonburg, Va.
She taught piano in Wilson for 13 years. She was a member of First United
Methodist Church, Wilson Piano Teachers Association and a volunteer for Wilson
Medical Center Hospital Auxiliary.
Surviving are two daughters, Montine Hensley of Wilson and Gayle Fears of
Charlottesville, Va.; one son, Dr. Robert Jones of Dayton, Ohio; eight
grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Arrangements are being handled by Farmville Funeral Home.

Effie S. Ruffin
The body of Effie Speight Ruffin may be viewed at McIntyre Funeral Home, 110
N. James St., Goldsboro today from 1-5 p.m. and at Mount Zion Original Free Will
Baptist Church, 305 Lane St. from 6-8 tonight. Eastern Star last rites will be
held at 7 tonight. The family will receive friends at the church from 7-8
tonight and at other times at 1911 Fairview St.

November 28, 2001

Louise B. Deuell
LUCAMA — Louise Barnes Deuell, 74, of 409 Woodcrest Drive died Tuesday at
Wilson Medical Center. Private services will be held Thursday in Newport News,
Va.
Surviving are a daughter, Cynthia Donley of Lucama; a son, Thomas O. Deuell of
Hampton, Va.; a brother, Clifton “Bud” Barnes of Wilson; four grandchildren; and
two great-grandchildren.
Arrangements are being handled by Thomas-Yelverton Funeral Service, 2704 W.
Nash St.

Lenwood E. Spells
Jan, 23, 1953 Nov. 23, 2001
Lenwood Earl “Bobby” Spells, 48, of 612 S. Lodge St. died Friday at the
Veterans Administration Medical Center, Durham. The funeral will be conducted by
the Rev. Eloise Sessoms at 2 p.m. Thursday at St. John Apostolic Holiness
Church, 5449 Central Road, Black Creek. Burial will follow in Rest Haven
Cemetery.
Surviving are one daughter, Barbara Taylor of Eureka; one stepdaughter, Jenice
Tunnell of Wilson; two sons, Lenwood Earl Ward of Salisbury and Maurice Bryant
of Wilson; his father, Walter Spells of Wilson; two sisters, Marie Best and
Shirley Hart, both of Wilson; five brothers, Robert Spells, James Spells,
Nathaniel Spells and Kenneth Spell, all of Wilson, and Gregory Spells of New
York; and three grandchildren.
The body may be viewed at Hamilton Funeral Chapel, 726 S. Tarboro St., today
from 3-9 p.m. with the family receiving friends there from 7-8 p.m. and at other
times at 2504 Albany Lane where they will assemble one hour before the funeral.

Gillie Ann J. Phillips
Aug. 31, 1935 Nov. 26, 2001
Gillie Ann Jordan Phillips, 66, of 5920 Stone Whitley Road died Monday at Nash
General Hospital, Rocky Mount. The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Jackie
Raper at 2 p.m. Thursday in the chapel at Shingleton Funeral Home, 2407 W. Nash
St. Burial will follow in the Jordan-Murray Family Cemetery.
Surviving are her husband, Donald Phillips; one daughter, Rhonda Ann Phillips
of Middlesex; one stepdaughter, Debbie P. Carter of Middlesex; one stepson,
Jimmy Phillips of Middlesex; one brother, Nathaniel Jordan of Middlesex; and one
stepgranddaughter.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7-9 tonight and at
other times at the home.

James Vick
The Rev. James Vick, 86, of 416 Jefferson St. died Tuesday at Wilson Medical
Center.
Arrangements are incomplete and being handled by Hamilton Funeral Chapel, 726
S. Tarboro St.

Thurman Moore
SHARPSBURG — Thurman Moore, 71, died Tuesday.
Arrangements are incomplete and being handled by Hart Funeral Home, Rocky
Mount.

November 29, 2001

Becky S. Shouse
DENVER, Colo. — Becky Sakas Shouse, 54, a native of Wilson, N.C., died
Tuesday.
Surviving are a daughter, Carol Barry of Denton, Texas; a son, David Shouse of
Denver; her father, Steve W. Sakas of Wilmington, N.C.; one brother, Steve W.
Sakas Jr. of Wilson; and three grandchildren.

James Vick
April 15, 1915 Nov. 73, 2001
The Rev. James Vick, 86, of 416 Jefferson St. died Tuesday at Wilson Medical
Center. The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Curtis Ray Morgan at 2 p.m.
Saturday at Tuskeegee Holiness Church, 624 S. Tuskeegee St. Burial will follow
in Hamilton Burial Garden.
Vick was retired from Export Leaf Tobacco Company and was a member of Davis
Chapel Church.
Surviving are six daughters, Lizzie Mae Vick-Taylor, who was his caregiver,
Pothinia Vick and Barbara Vick, all of Wilson, Mary Vick of District Heights,
Md., Tonya Irvin of Valdosta, Ga., and Margaret Vick of Jacksonville, Fla.; four
sons, Roy Vick and Sammy Vick, both of Jacksonville, Fla., James Vick of Wilson
and Willie James Vick of Raleigh; four sisters, Eathal Harris, Bruala Woodard
and Margaret Hines, all of Wilson, and Mattie Qualey of New York; 52
grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and five great-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.

Larry Young
DORCHESTER, Mass. — Larry Young, 48, formerly of Wilson, N.C., died Sunday.
The funeral will be held at noon Friday at Mulry Funeral Home.
Surviving are his wife, Darun Young; his mother, Dora Harris Young of
Brooklyn, N.Y.; one sister, Debra Young Joseph of Charlotte; and one brother,
the Rev. Cedric Murphy of Wilson.

Ernest Tune
Aug. 27, 1923 Nov., 23, 2001
Ernest Tune, 78, of 1200 W. Gold St. died Friday at Wilson Medical Center.,
The funeral will be conducted by Elder Phillip Cox at 1 p.m. Saturday at Suggs
Christian Temple Church, 1602 Stantonsburg Road. Burial will follow in Rest
Haven Cemetery.
Surviving are two daughters, Faye Hilliard of Yonkers, N.Y., and Annie Pearl
Davis of Baltimore; one sister, Etta Mae Tune of Wilson; seven grandchildren;
and five 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.

Rosa Williams
SHARPSBURG — Rosa Williams, 88, died Nov. 24. The funeral will be conducted by
Richard White and Fred Rago Saturday at 1 p.m. at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s
Witnesses, Glendale Drive, Rocky Mount. Burial will follow in Hamilton Burial
Garden, Wilson.
Surviving are one sister, Mandy Pitt of Elm City; and Mildred Alston, Anne
Little and Dianne Tripp, who were her caregivers.
Visitation will be at Hart Funeral Home, 320 S. Glendale Drive, Rocky Mount,
Friday from 2-7 p.m. the family will recive friend at 109 Martin Luther King
Circle.

Therman Moore
SHARPSBURG — Therman Moore, 71, died Tuesday. The funeral will be held at 11
a.m. Saturday at Hart Funeral Home, 320 S. Glendale Drive, Rocky Mount. Burial
will follow in Gardens of Gethsemane, Rocky Mount.
Visitation will be at the funeral home Friday from 2-7 p.m.

November 30, 2001

Clifton E. Barnhill
Clifton Earl Barnhill, 38, of 204 Garner St. died Wednesday at Wake Med,
Raleigh. The funeral will be conducted by Bishop Lillie Boyd at 2 p.m. Saturday
at Burning Bush Holiness Church. Burial will follow in Council Cemetery, Bethel.
He was an employee at Tobacco Processors. Surviving are two daughters, Shelena
Barnhill and Natasha Bradley, both of Farmville; his mother, Peraline Barnhill
of Greenville; two sisters, Latisha House and Betty Barnhill, both of
Greenville; four brothers, James C. Barnhill and Derrick Barnhill, both of
Greenville, Tyrone Barnhill of Lumberton and Rashad Perkins of Kinston; and his
maternal grandmother, Roberta Sharpe of Bethel.
The body may be viewed at Phillips Brothers Mortuary, Greenville, today from
2-8 p.m. with the family receiving friends there from p.m. and at other times
at the residence where they will assemble one hour before the funeral.

Larry L. Amerson Jr.
Feb. 11, 1923 Nov. 29, 2001
Larry Leonard Amerson Jr., 78, died Thursday. A graveside service will be
conducted by the Rev. Melvin Whittington at 11 a.m. Saturday in Evergreen
Memorial Gardens.
Surviving are his wife, Geneva Stith Amerson; two daughters, Marie A. Lamm and
Diane A. Bunn, both of Wilson; a son, Tim Amerson of Lucama; four
grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends at 510 Walton St.

Marie A. Brantley
March 14, 1949 Nov. 29, 2001
Marie Annette Brantley, 52, died Thursday. The funeral will be conducted by
the Rev. Ed Earp at 1 p.m. Saturday at Joyner’s Funeral Home, 4100 U.S. 264
West. Burial will follow in Evergreen Cemetery.
Surviving are her husband, Tommie Brantley; two daughters, Candie Froning of
Wilson and Tammie Fletcher of Oceanside, Calif.; her father, William T. “Bill”
Stallings of Wilson; three sisters, Carol S. Gardner of Kenly, Frances S. Boykin
of Wilson and Linda Mooring of Pikeville; and three grandchildren.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7-9 tonight and at
other times at 5018 Skyland Loop.

Richard B. Parker
ATLANTIC BEACH — Richard Bright “Dick” Parker, 85, died Thursday at Carteret
General Hospital. The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Homer E. Morris at 2
p.m. Sunday at First United Methodist Church. Entombment will follow in Bay View
Cemetery.
Surviving are his wife; one daughter; two sons; one sister, Elizabeth P. Hicks
of Wilson; five grandchildren; and two step-grandchildren,
The family will receive friends at Brooks Funeral Home, Morehead City,
Saturday from 6-8 p.m.






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