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Phoebe C. McArthur
April 16, 1905 March 13, 2001
  Phoebe Cooper McArthur, 95, of 2042 Memorial Church Road, Fremont died Tuesday  
at Avante at Wilson. The funeral will be conducted by Elder Mack Sowell at 2  
p.m. Saturday at Turner Swamp Primitive Baptist Church of Eureka. Burial will  
follow Monday in Roosevelt Memorial Park & Cemetery, Norfolk, Va.
  She was retired from the United States Civil Service and was a member of  
Turner Swamp Primitive Baptist Church of Eureka.
  Surviving are one son, Rudolph Cooper of Portsmouth, Va.; four grandchildren,  
including Carolyn Cole of Forestville, Md., whom she reared; two great-
grandchildren; and her niece, Vivian Coley of Fremont who was her caregiver.
  The body may be viewed at Hamilton Funeral Chapel, 726 S. Tarboro St., Friday  
from 3-9:30 p.m. with the family receiving friends there from 5:30-6:30 p.m. and  
at other times at the residence where they will assemble one hour before the  
funeral.

Herbert Tyson
Nov. 25, 1925 March 13, 2001
  Herbert Tyson, 75, a resident of the North Carolina Special Care Center, died  
Tuesday. The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Marvin Taylor at 2:30 p.m.  
Saturday at Hamilton Funeral Chapel, 726 S. Tarboro St. Burial will follow in  
Rest Haven Cemetery.
  Tyson was retired from Carolina Builders Supply Company.
  Surviving are one daughter, Ada M. Daniels of Stantonsburg; one sister, Ada  
Tyson Jones of Wilson; seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and his  
caregivers, Pearl Walker and Dorothy Barnes, both of Wilson.
  The body may be viewed at the funeral chapel Friday from 3-9:30 p.m. with the  
family receiving friends there from 8:15-9:15 p.m. and at other times at 4849  
White Oak Loop where they will assemble one hour before the funeral.

Cora P. Godwin
Aug. 22, 1920 March 13, 2001
  KENLY — Cora Parker Godwin, 80, of Jerusalem Grove Church Road died Tuesday at  
Smithfield Manor. The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Leslie Parrish at 2  
p.m. Friday at Bethany Missionary Baptist Church, Old Beulah Road. Burial will  
follow in the church cemetery.
  Surviving are five daughters, Phyllis Watson of Raleigh, Peggy Higgins and  
Janie Peeden, both of Apex, Marietha Peacock of Virginia and Pamela Parker of  
Mount Olive; one son, Eric Godwin of Selma; four sisters, Lillie Mae Strickland  
and Viola Cooper, both of Kenly, Helen Gifford of Virginia and Evelyn Kunkel of  
Salt Lake City, Utah; one brother, Durwood Parker of Kenly; nine grandchildren;  
and seven great-grandchildren.
  The family will receive friends at Parrish Funeral Home, Selma from 7-9  
tonight.

Christina L. Bailey
May 6, 1932 March 13, 2001
  ZEBULON — Christine LePree “Tina” Bailey, 68, died Tuesday at her home. A  
memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. Friday at L. Harold Poole Funeral  
Chapel, Knightdale.
  Surviving are three daughters, Diane Hinton and Janis Merrill, both of  
Middlesex, and Tammy Tripp of Wilson; five sons, Roger Hedman of Clayton, Robert  
“Bob” Hedman of Richmond, Va., Eric “Rick” Hedman of Princeton, Johnny Bailey  
Jr. and Jimmy Bailey, both of Raleigh; two sisters, Marie Davies of Zephyrhills,  
Fla., and Marlene Leavitt of Newington, Conn.; eight grandchildren; and eight  
great-grandchildren.
  The family will receive friends at following the memorial service.

Parker L. Stott
May 21, 1936 March 15, 2001
  SIMS — Parker Liles Stott, 64, died Thursday. A graveside service will be  
conducted by the Rev. Alex Maultsby Saturday at 4 p.m. in Bailey Cemetery.
  Surviving are his wife, Katherine Stott of Lucama; a daughter, Sandy Stott of  
Wilmington; a son, Liles Stott of Greenville; his mother, Agnes Stott of Bailey;  
and two 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 7564 Schooner Road, Bailey.

Edna Earle B. Boswell
June 23, 1910 March 15, 2001
  Edna Earle Barnes Boswell, 90, died Thursday. The funeral will be conducted by  
the Rev. Doug Murray and the Rev. Bill Bussey at 2 p.m. Saturday at First  
Baptist Church. Burial will follow in Maplewood Cemetery,.
  Surviving are two daughters, Lynne Cates of Wilson and June Shafer of Greer,  
S.C.; one sister, Reba Hudson of Wilson; one brother, W. G. “Tince” Barnes of  
Greensboro; and two grandchildren.
  The family will receive friends at Joyner’s Funeral Home, 4100 U.S. 264 West,  
from 7-9 tonight.

Lee D. Beamon Sr.
April 27, 1935 March 9, 2001
  Lee Dillard “Big Shot” Beamon  Sr., formerly of Wilson, died March 9 in West  
Orange, N.J. The funeral will be conducted by Elder George A. Ward at 11 a.m.  
Saturday at L.N. Forbes Original Free Will Baptist Tabernacle, Lane Street.  
Burial will follow in Edwards Family Cemetery, Greene County.
  Surviving are his wife, Shirlene Pender Beamon; one daughter, Sharon Beamon of  
West Orange, N.J.; two sons, Lee Beamon Jr. and Lamar Beamon, both of West  
Orange, N.J.; a sister, Eula Strickland of Washington, D.C.; a brother, Waddell  
Thompson of Indiana; and two granddaughters.
  The family will receive friends at 4500 Dewfield Drive.
  Arrangements are being handled by Hamilton Funeral Chapel, 726 S. Tarboro St.

Mary Ann O. Thigpen
July 5, 1959 March 17, 2001
  Mary Ann Owens Thigpen, 41, died Saturday. A graveside service will be  
conducted by the Rev. James Casey at 3 p.m. Tuesday in Evergreen Memorial  
Gardens.
  Surviving are her husband, Joseph Mitchell Thigpen; two daughters, Heather  
Faye Thigpen and April Rena Thigpen, both of the home; her mother, Alice Moline  
Owens of Wilson; and a sister, Alice Faye Webb of Wilson.
  The family will receive friends at Joyner’s Funeral Home, 4100 U.S. 264 West,  
from 7-9 tonight and at other times at 5918 W. Baker Road.
  
Merritt Williams Jr.
Nov. 18, 1921 March 16, 2001
  Merritt “M.C.” Williams Jr., 79, of 907 E. Vance St. died Friday at his  
residence. The funeral will be conducted by Elder George Wiggins at 11 a.m.  
Wednesday at Leventon Chapel Original Free Will Baptist Church, N.C. 58 South,  
Stantonsburg. Burial will follow in Rest Haven Cemetery.
  Williams was a member of Leventon Chapel Original Free Will Baptist Church  
where he served as treasurer of the Usher Board, member of the Pastor’s Aid  
Auxiliary and treasurer of the church.
  Surviving are his wife, Aldonia R. Williams; six stepchildren, Mary Ward,  
Annie B. Spain and Christina Boykin, all of Wilson, Tyler S. Moore of  
Knightdale, Anthony D. Moore and Benny Boykin, both of Wilson; and two brothers,  
Joseph Williams of Lawrenceville, N.J., and Robert Williams of Tampa, Fla.
  The body may be viewed at Hamilton Funeral Chapel, 726 S. Tarboro St., Tuesday  
from 2-5 p.m. The family will receive friends at the church from 7-8:30 p.m. and  
at other times at the residence where they will assemble one hour before the  
funeral.

Minnie F. Radford
  SELMA — Minnie Florence Radford, 78, died Saturday at Rex Hospital, Raleigh.  
The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Ferrell Hardison at 2 p.m. Tuesday at  
Minshew Funeral Home Chapel, Four Oaks. Burial will follow in Hills of the Neuse  
Memory Gardens.
  Surviving are two daughters; three sons, including Bobby Radford of Middlesex;  
four sisters, including Elizabeth “Shervie” Stanley and Esther Well, both of  
Lucama; nine grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
  The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7-9 tonight.

Jeffrey L. Lewis
Dec. 19, 1960 March 17, 2001
  Jeffrey Lynn Lewis, 40, died Saturday. The funeral will be conducted by the  
Rev. David Wood at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Joyner’s Funeral Home, 4100 U.S. 264 West.  
Burial will follow in Evergreen Memorial Gardens.
  Lewis was shipping and receiving manager at White’s Tire Co. for over 20  
years.
  Surviving are his wife, Sharon Webb Lewis; a stepson, Eric Russell May of the  
home; his mother and stepfather, Shelby and Charles Lucas of Wilson; a sister,  
Kathy Rose of Wilson; two stepsisters, Cindy Williford and Connie Lucas, both of  
Wilson; and two brothers, Terry Lewis of Wilson and Brad Lucas of Elm City.
  The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7-9 tonight and at  
other times at 2224 Village Drive.

Delma L. Keech
Dec. 30, 1922 March 18, 2001
  Delma Leland Keech, 78, of Belhaven died Sunday at his residence. The funeral  
will be conducted by the Rev. Robert Paciocco at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Hillside  
Funeral Service Chapel, Washington, N.C. Burial will follow in Pamlico Memorial  
Gardens, Washington, N.C.
  Surviving are his wife; two sons, including Larry Delma Keech, formerly of  
Wilson; two stepdaughters; one stepson; two sisters; two brothers; four  
grandchildren; and two stepgrandchildren.
  The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7-9 tonight and at  
other times at the home.

Joanna Dunn
Dec. 1, 1975 March 18, 2001
  Joanna Dunn, 25, of Hookerton died Sunday at Pitt County Memorial Hospital.  
The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Dennis Sherrod at 2 p.m. Wednesday at  
Farmville Funeral Home Church Street Chapel. Burial will follow in Queen Anne  
Cemetery, Fountain.
  Surviving are her parents, Lyman Bruce Dunn and Rebecca Parrish Dunn of  
Hookerton; one sister, Leanna Dunn Rouse of Hugo; one brother, Adam Bruce Dunn  
of Louisville, Ky.; two half-brothers, Michael Dixon and Kenneth Dixon, both of  
Kenly; and her maternal grandparents, Warren and Bell Parrish of Lucama.
  The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7-9 tonight and at  
other times at the home of Lyman and Rebecca Dunn, 405 Main St., Hookerton.

Nola L. Scott
  KENLY — Nola Langley Scott, 88, of 271 Scott Road died Monday. The funeral  
will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Coley Funeral Home Chapel. Entombment will  
follow in Kenly Cemetery.
  Surviving are three daughters, Marie Rhodes and Sue Hodge, both of Kenly, and  
Grey S. Carver of Raleigh; one son, Wayne Scott of Kenly; seven grandchildren;  
13 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
  The family will receive friends at the funeral home Wednesday from 7-9 p.m.

Eva M. Ruffin
Sept. 7, 1922 March 14, 2001
  Eva Mae Ruffin, 78, of Brooklyn, N.Y., formerly of Wilson, died March 14. The  
funeral will be conducted by Elder Dameion Royal at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Hamilton  
Funeral Chapel, 726 S. Tarboro St. Burial will follow in Rest Haven Cemetery.
  Surviving are one daughter, Mary Davis of Brooklyn, N.Y.; one son, Curtis L.  
Swinson of Wilson; one sister, Thelma Pittis of Philadelphia; one brother,  
Herbert Ruffin of Wilson; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
  The body may be viewed at the funeral home today from 3-9 p.m. The family will  
receive friends at 5028 White Oak Loop, where they will assemble one hour before  
the funeral.

Laurene R. Harn
Jan. 10, 1925 March 19, 2001
  LUCAMA — Laurene Renfrow Harn, 76, of 106 Blalock Road died Monday at Wilson  
Medical center. The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. De Wayne Eakes at 11  
a.m. Wednesday at Thomas-Yelverton Funeral Service, 2704 W. Nash St. Burial will  
follow in Maplewood Cemetery.
  She was a retired teacher. She taught at Lucama Elementary School for 35  
years.
  Surviving are her husband, C. Richard “Dick” Harn; two sons, Rick Harn of  
Monroe and Paul Harn of Clinton; two brothers, Horace Renfrow of Lucama and  
Tucker Renfrow of Raleigh; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
  The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7-8:30 tonight and at  
other times at the home of Horace Renfrow, 105 Blalock Road.

Tola T. Watson
  Tola Thorne Watson, 90, of 109 Belmont Ave. died Sunday at her residence. The  
funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Billy Toler and the Rev. Ray Wells at 2  
p.m. Thursday at Shingleton Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Evergreen  
Memorial Gardens.
  She was a member of Marsh Swamp Free Will Baptist Church and was a former  
employee of Devil Dog Manufacturing and Tastee Freez shops.
  Surviving are her son, DePratt Watson of Stantonsburg; two brothers, Dewey  
Thorne of Wilson and Ivan “Bunny” Thorne of Spring Hope; eight grandchildren;  
and three great-grandsons.
  The family will receive friends at the funeral home Wednesday from 7-9 p.m.  
and at other times at the residence.

Roscoe L. Page
Nov. 15, 1912 March 20, 2001
  Roscoe Lee Page, 88, died Tuesday. The funeral will be conducted by the Rev.  
Eric Vernelson at 2 p.m. Thursday at Joyner’s Funeral Home, 4100 U.S. 264 West.  
Burial will follow in Maplewood Cemetery.
  Surviving are his wife, Annie Mae Bass Page; two daughters, Rosa Lillie  
Whitley of Wilson  and Annie Pearl Moore of Plymouth; one son, Ray Lee Page of  
Wilson; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
  The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7-9 tonight and at  
other times at 1504 Sauls St.

Christoper C. Gray
March 7, 1910 March 19, 2001
  RALEIGH — The Rev. Christopher C. Gray, 91, died Monday at WakeMed. The  
funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at St. Augustine’s College Chapel.  
Burial will follow in Carolina Biblical Gardens.
  Gray was a member of the faculty and staff at St. Augustine’s College for  
almost 40 years. Following his retirement he served briefly as the part-time  
rector for St. Mark’s and St. Timothy’s Episcopal churches of Wilson.
  His survivors include a daughter, Phyllis A. Gray of Garner.
  The family will receive friends at the chapel at noon.

Byron H. Brow Jr.
  GOLDBORO — Dr. Byron H. Brow Jr., 76, died Monday. The funeral will be  
conducted by the Rev. William Hufham at 1 p.m. Thursday at First Presbyterian  
Church. A graveside service with Masonic rites will be held at 3:30 p.m. at  
Queen Anne Cemetery, Fountain.  
  Surviving are his wife, Audrey Sutton Brow, formerly of Fountain; two sons,  
Henry Brow of Wilmington and Carl Brow of Goldsboro; and a brother, Calvin Brow  
of St. Petereburg, Fla.
  The family will receive friends at Seymour Funeral Home from 7-9 tonight and  
at other times at the residence.

Dennis Jones Sr.
March 24, 1955 March 18, 2001
  Dennis Jones Sr., 45, of Raleigh died Sunday at Wake Medical Center. The  
funeral will be conducted by Elder Elbert Forbes at 1 p.m. Friday at Mount Zion  
Original Free Will Baptist Church, 305 Lane St. Burial will follow in Hamilton  
Burial Garden.
  Surviving are three sons, Dennis Antonio Patterson, Alvin Patterson and  
Anthony Patterson, all of Raleigh; five sisters, Lucy Pearl Jones of Lucama,  
Beatrice Hamm of Rock Ridge, Mary Ann Barnes of Baltimore, Janice Meredith and  
Bettie Barnes, both of Wilson; and four brothers, Anthony Jones and Dale Lee  
Jones, both of Raleigh, Thomas Jones of Kinston and the Rev. Albert Barnes of  
Wilson.
  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 320 S. Tarboro St., where they will assemble one hour before the  
funeral.

Tracey L. Murray
Oct. 6, 1963 March 15, 2001
  Tracey L. “Niece” Murray, 37, of 1110 Robert Road died Thursday at Pitt County  
Memorial Hospital, Greenville. The funeral will be conducted by Elder Luther  
Barbour at 3 p.m. Saturday at the Tabernacle of Prayer For All People, 1601 Lane  
St. Extension. Burial will follow in Hamilton Burial Garden.
  She was employed at Export Leaf Tobacco Company.
  Surviving are her mother, Fannie Farmer Murray of the home; four sisters,  
Letitia Foreman, Kimmey Mincey, Sandra Murray and Francsola Ellis, all of  
Wilson; three half-sisters, Brenda Cox, Darlene Wright and Natalie Renee Batts,  
all of Wilson; two brothers, Luke E. Murray Jr. and Tony “Toby” Murray, both of  
Wilson; and three half-brothers, Bobby Locus, Robert Locus Jr. and Antonio  
Batts, all of Wilson.
  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.

Winifred A. Lane
  KENLY — Winifred Armstrong Lane, 86, of 502 Dogwood Lane died Wednesday at  
Johnston Memorial Hospital. A graveside service will be conducted by the Rev.  
James Joyner at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Jones Family Cemetery.
  Her survivors include a stepson, Allen Lane of Connecticut.
  The family will receive friends at the home Friday from 2-8 p.m.
  Arrangements are being handled by Coley Funeral Home.

Tyler A. Zachary-Thompson
Nov. 24, 2000 March 19, 2001
  Tyler Ann Zachary-Thompson, four months, of 207 E. Vick St. died Monday at  
Pitt County Memorial Hospital, Greenville. A graveside service will be held at 1  
p.m. Saturday in Rest Haven Cemetery.
  Surviving are her mother, Anita Zachary; her father, Jimmy Thompson of Wilson;  
six sisters, her twin Taylor Jasmine Thompson, Heather Zachary and Brittney  
Applewhite, all of Wilson, Patricia Spencer of Derwood, Md., Denise Thompson and  
Renee Thompson, both of La Grange; and her maternal grandmother, Pearlie Zachary  
of Wilson.
  The body may be viewed at Hamilton Funeral Chapel, 726 S. Tarboro St., Friday  
from 3-9 p.m. The family will receive friends at the residence where they will  
assemble one hour before the funeral.

Cora J. Wilkins
  Cora J. Wilkins, 95, of Boston, formerly of Wilson County, died March 17. The  
funeral will be conducted by Elder Nathaniel Poole at 2 p.m. Saturday at Edwards  
Funeral Home, 805 E. Nash St. Burial will follow in the Meeks Cemetery, Spring  
Hope.
  Surviving are one daughter, Bessie Wilkins-McMillan of Boston; two sons,  
Thomas Wilkins of New York and James Wilkins of Washington, D.C.; one sister,  
Rachel Joyner of Rocky Mount; 23 grandchildren; and 25 great-grandchildren.
  The body may be viewed at the funeral home Friday from 2-7 p.m. The family   
will assemble at the funeral home one hour before the funeral.

Edward E. Braswell
  Edward Earl Braswell, 56, of Hookerton died Tuesday. The funeral will be  
conducted by Bishop J.N. Perry Jr. at 1 p.m. Saturday at Friendship Free Will  
Baptist Church, Maury. Burial will follow in Warren Cemetery.
  Surviving are his wife, Janice Braswell of Snow Hill; one daughters, Linda  
Kaye Evans, Greenville; two sons, Johnny Ray Braswell of Nashville and Edward  
Earl Braswell Jr. of Wilson; three sisters, Mildred McCotter of Hookerton,  
Mammie B. Warren of Snow Hill and Geraldine B. Staton of Oxon Hill, Md.; and two  
brothers, Joseph Braswell of Snow Hill and David Lee Braswell of Washington,  
D.C.
  The body may be viewed at S. Connor Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, Snow Hill,  
today from 1 p.m. with the family receiving friends there from  7-8 p.m.

Lewellyn M. Bowen
  SNOW HILL — Lewellyn Murphy Bowen, 67, of Newark, Del., formerly of Snow Hill,  
died Monday. A private funeral and burial will be held Saturday.
  Surviving are her husband, Travis L. Bowen; and two brothers, John Richard  
Murphy and James Harold Murphy, both of Snow Hill.
  Arrangements are being handled by Taylor -Edwards Funeral Home.

Vangelon Lumford
April 23, 1941 March 21, 2001
  Vangelon Lumford, known as “Raeford Evans,” 59, of Heritage Retirement Center  
died Wednesday at Wilson Medical Center. The funeral will be conducted by  
Demaris Stevens at 2 p.m. Sunday at Hamilton Funeral Chapel, 726 S. Tarboro St.  
Burial will follow in Hamilton Burial Garden.
  Surviving are two daughters, Doris Carmichael of Goldsboro and Linda Ingram of  
Dudley; three sons, Raeford Lee and William Earl Warren, both of Goldsboro, and  
Curtis Foster of New Britain, Conn.; two sisters, Corine Taylor of Fremont and  
Beatrice Locus of Lucama; two brothers, James Arthur Evans of Fremont and  
Russell Evans of Wilson; 11 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
  The body may be viewed at the funeral home Saturday from 3-9 p.m. The family  
will receive friends at the home of Russell Evans, 103-B Pearson St., where they  
will assemble one hour before the funeral.

Lois B. Boykin
July 16, 1927 March 21, 2001
  Lois Bass Boykin, 73, of Goldsboro died Wednesday. The funeral will be  
conducted by the Rev. Eddie Maynard at 2 p.m. Sunday at Joyner’s Funeral Home,  
4100 U.S. 264 West. Burial will follow in Eureka Cemetery.
  Surviving are a daughter, Jean Cooke of Elm City; a son, Todd Boykin of  
Bailey; four sisters; four brothers; four grandchildren; and four great-
grandchildren.
  The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 1-2 p.m. Sunday.

Johnnie R. Cox
Nov. 27, 1950 March 21, 2001
  Johnnie Ray Cox, 50, of 511 Manchester St. died Wednesday at his residence.   
The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Carlson Wright at 2 p.m. Sunday at  
Edwards Funeral Home Chapel, 805 E. Nash St. Burial will follow in Rest Haven  
Cemetery.
  Surviving are two sons, James Cox of Virginia Beach, Va., and Desmond Cox of  
Wilson; his mother, Bernadine Cox of the home; his father, Robert Wright of  
Wilson; adopted father, Mack Simms of Wilson; four sisters, Yvonne “Cindy” Cox  
of the home, Shelia C. Woodard, Robin W. Hinton, both of Wilson, and Rossalyn W.  
Farmer of Elm City; three brothers, Ronald Wright of Wilson, Randy Wright of  
Greenville and Robert Anderson of Connecticut; his caregiver, Johnny Kirk of the  
home; and three grandchildren.  
  The body may be viewed at the funeral home Saturday from 3-8 p.m. The family  
will receive friends at the residence at all times and will assemble there one  
hour before the funeral.

Ella K. Frizzelle
April 20, 1907       March 23, 2001
  FARMVILLE — Ella Kathleen Taylor Frizzelle, 93, died Friday in Farmville  
Healthcare Center.
  Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Church Street Chapel of the Farmville  
Funeral Home. Interment will follow in Crestlawn Memorial Gardens.
  She was a member of the Farmville Church of God and was a Sunday School  
teacher. She was also a member of the church ladies group.
  Survivors include two daughters, Dorothy Sawyer of Norfolk, Va., and Hilda  
Rogerson of Newport News, Va.; two sons, Charles Frizzelle of Fountain and  
Edward Earl Frizzelle of Farmville; four sisters, Mary Oakley and Mildred  
Strickland, both of Farmville, Eunice Landen of Rocky Mount and Margaret Stewart  
of Pittsburgh; 12 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-
grandchildren.
  The family will receive friends at the Farmville Funeral Home tonight from 7-
9, and other times at the home of Charles and Ann Frizzelle, 3418 S. Jefferson  
St., Fountain.

Elsie C. Davis
April 23, 1915 March 24, 2001
  Elsie Cobb Davis, 85, died Sunday. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m.  
Tuesday in Cedar Grove Cemetery.
  Surviving are a daughter, Allene Davis of Raleigh; four sons, Robert J. Davis  
and James H. Davis, both of Elm City, Harold G. Davis and Gregory A. Davis, both  
of Hampton, Va.; two granddaughters; and three great-grandchildren.
  The family will receive friends at Johnson Funeral Home, Sunset Avenue, Rocky  
Mount from 7-8:30 tonight and at other times at 6124 Rock Quarry Road.

Larry C. King Sr.
  Larry Cornell King Sr., 49, of Garner, formerly of Wilson, died Friday at his  
home. The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Jackie Lewis at 11:30 a.m.  
Tuesday at Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church, 8500 Chapel Hill Road, Cary.  
Burial will follow in Carolina Biblical Gardens of Raleigh.
  Surviving are his wife, Sandra H. King; one daughter, Amatullah S. King of  
Bronx, N.Y.; four sons, Cordell Williams of Philadelphia, Pa., Larry C. King II,  
Michael S. King and Brandon  H. King, all of the home; his mother, Marjorie King  
Hargrove of Wilson; one sister, Maria Edmundson of Wilson; and two brothers,  
Lenny G. King of Upper Marlboro, Md. and Victor L. King of Raleigh.
  The family will receive friends at the church from 11-11:30 a.m.
  Arrangements are being handled by Haywood Funeral Home, Raleigh.

Robert L. Bridgers
  MACCLESFIELD — Robert Lewis Bridgers, 75, died Saturday. The funeral will be  
conducted by the Rev. Robert Boone at 2 p.m. today at Webbs Chapel Baptist  
Church. Burial will follow in Macclesfield Cemetery.
  Surviving are his wife, Hilda Proctor Bridgers; a daughter, Patricia Stallings  
of Pinetops; three sons, Robert Dennis Bridgers of New Bern, Jerry Allen  
Bridgers of Fayetteville and Kenneth Lewis Bridgers of Pinetops; and 10  
grandchildren.
  Arrangements are being handled by Carlisle Funeral Home, Tarboro.

Anliza W. Leveston
Nov. 29, 1917 March 24, 2001
  Anliza Winstead Leveston, 83, of 3055 Speight’s Bridge Road, Walstonburg died  
Saturday at Farmville Health Care Facility. The funeral will be conducted by the  
Rev. Leccie Edwards at 1 p.m. today at St. Luke Free Will Baptist Church, 311  
Church St., Stantonsburg. Burial will follow in Hamilton Burial Garden.
  She was a member of St. Luke Free Will Baptist Church of Stantonsburg.
  Surviving are two daughters, Annie Dupree of Snow Hill and Evelyn Faye  
Leveston of Walstonburg; four sons, Elbert Leveston of Portsmouth, Va., Percell  
Leveston of Wilson, Thomas Leveston of Raleigh and Phillip Leveston of Snow  
Hill; one brother, Willie Winstead of Wilson; 11 grandchildren; and six great-
grandchildren.
  Arrangements are being handled by Hamilton Funeral Chapel, 726 S. Tarboro St.

Parks E. Britt
July 5, 1953 March 23, 2001
  FARMVILLE — Parks E. Britt, 47, of 100 Allen St. died Friday. The funeral was  
conducted by the Rev. Randy Maynard at 11 a.m. today at Farmville Funeral Home  
Church Street Chapel. Burial followed in Hollywood Cemetery.
  Britt was a member of Farmville United Methodist Church.
  Surviving are his wife, Rose Shingleton Britt; one daughter, Kelly Marie Britt  
of the home; one son, Christopher Parks Britt of the home; two sisters, Candace  
Blanke of Wilmington and Amanda Deshler of Spotsylvania, Va.; and one brother,  
Reggie Britt of Greensboro.

George P. Williamson Jr.
  WYNNEWOOD, Pa. — George P. Williamson Jr., 81, a native of Wilson, N.C., died  
March 16 at Saunders House. The funeral was held March 21 at M.F. Williams  
Funeral Home, Clifton Heights. Burial followed in Arlington Cemetery, Drexel  
Hill.
  Surviving are his son, George P. Williamson III of Drexel Hill; two sisters,  
Lois Raper and Sally Petrarka, both of Wilson, N.C.; and three brothers, Edward  
Wiliamson of Bath, N.C., James Williamson of Spring Lake, N.C. and Charles  
Williamson of Baytown Texas.

Romie M. Turner
Jan, 14, 1925 March 25, 2001
  Romie Mack Turner, 76, died Sunday. The funeral will be conducted by the Rev.  
Doug Murray at 11 a.m. Wednesday at First Baptist Church. Burial will follow in  
Maplewood Cemetery.
  Turner served in the Pacific in World War II. He was a member of the Wilson  
Exchange Club since 1965, retired from Hackney Brother Body Co. and was a member  
of First Baptist Church.
  Surviving are two daughters, Patricia T. Slone of Spring Hope and Cynthia T.  
White of  Raleigh; one son, Michael Turner of Farmville; two sisters, Edith  
Turner of Nashville and Jackie T. Taylor of Greenville; one brother, Jerome  
Turner of Nashville; and six grandchildren.
  The family will receive friends at Joyner’s Funeral Home, 4100 U.S. 264 West,  
from 7-9 tonight.

Charlie M. Radford
  Charlie Mack Radford, 63, of Goldsboro died Sunday at his home. A graveside  
service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday in the Radford Family Cemetery.
  Surviving are a daughter, Tammy R. White of Fremont; three sisters, Marie  
Taylor of Kinston, Evelyn Lamm of Florida and Thelma McKeel of Durham; three  
brothers, Ed Radford and Lynwood Radford, both of Nahunta, and Raymond Radford  
of Rosewood; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
  The family will receive friends at the home of Raymond and Jeannette Radford,  
2853 U.S. 70 West, Goldsboro, following the service.
  Arrangements are being handled by Coley Funeral Home, Kenly.

Mark A. Scott
  Mark Anthony Scott, 36 of 6577 N.C. 42 West died Sunday at his home. The  
funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Eric Vernelson at 2 p.m. Thursday at  
Shingleton Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Evergreen Memorial  
Gardens.
  Surviving are his wife, Bonnie D. Scott; one daughter, Crystal D. Scott of  
Wilson; his mother and stepfather, Joyce W. Pate and Richard A. Williams of  
Wilson; his father and stepmother, Steve and Brenda Scott of Wilson; one sister,  
Shelia W. Hinnant of Lucama; one brother, Richard Brian Williams of Las Vegas,  
Nev.; his grandmother, Hortense Beamon of Lucama; and his grandfather, Lloyd  
“Possum” Beamon of Bailey.
  The family will receive friends at the funeral home Wednesday from 7-8:30 p.m.  
and at other times at 1901 Stafford Drive.

Edith G. Wilson
  RALEIGH — Edith Grace Wilson, 67, died Sunday. The funeral will be held at 11  
a.m. Wednesday at Montlawn Funeral Home Chapel.
  Surviving  are her husband; a daughter; two sons; four sisters; two brothers,  
including Gene D. Lewis of Black Creek; two grandsons; and one great-grandchild.

Margaret J. Joyner
Aug. 18, 1928 March 26, 2001
  Margaret Jones Joyner, 72, of Elm City died Monday. A graveside service will  
be held at 11 a.m. Thursday in Evergreen Memorial Gardens, Section Veteran C.
  Surviving are her husband, Marvin Joyner; a daughter, Carol Weeks of Mount  
Olive; a sister, Emily Robbins of Sharpsburg; one grandson; and two  
stepgrandchildren.
  The family will receive friends at Johnson Funeral Home, Sunset Avenue, Rocky  
Mount from 7-8:30 tonight.

Walter F. Horne Jr.
Sept. 4, 1925 March 26, 2001
  Walter Franklin Horne Jr., 75, died Monday at Wilson Medical Center. A  
memorial service will be held at 8 p.m. Thursday at Forest Hills Presbyterian  
Church, 1100 Forest Hills Road.
  Horne was a B-25 pilot in the U.S. Army Air Corps serving for 39 months during  
World War II. He worked as a general contractor in Wilson and then as an  
architect and consulting engineer for the North Carolina Property Control and  
state Construction Division in Raleigh from 1961-1988.
  Surviving are his wife, Elsie Eatmon Horne of Wilson; a daughter, Leigh Arch  
of Clayton ; a son, Walter Horne of Marietta, Ga.; a sister, Beaulah Holland of  
Clinton; and three grandchildren.
  Arrangements are being handled by Cape Fear Crematory, Fayetteville.

Blanche B. Proctor
March 1, 1916 March 27, 2001
  BATTLEBORO — Blanche Benson Proctor, 85, died Tuesday. The funeral will be  
conducted by the Rev. Horace Ward at 11 a.m. Thursday at Johnson Funeral Home,  
Sunset Avenue, Rocky Mount. Burial will follow in Battleboro Cemetery.
  Surviving are two daughters, Alice Proctor Orr of Wilson and Dianne Proctor  
Hyman of Zebulon; one son; on brother; four grandchildren; and six great-
grandchildren.
  The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7-9 tonight.

Rudolph Bullock
  Rudolph “Rudy Kay” Bullock, 61, of 522 Thurston Drive died Tuesday at Wilson  
Medical Center.
  Arrangements are incomplete and being handled by Hamilton Funeral Chapel, 726  
S. Tarboro St.

Jane M. Ballard
Aug. 17, 1933 March 26, 2001
  BOONE — Jane Mooring Ballard, 67, a native of Snow Hill, died Monday. A  
memorial service will be conducted by the Rev. Ed. Stock at 11 a.m. Friday at  
First Presbyterian Church, Raleigh. A graveside service will be conducted by the  
Rev. Bill Sabiston at 11 a.m. Saturday in Greenleaf Memorial Park, New Bern.
  Surviving are one daughter, Margie Wilcox of Boone; one son, Horace Gray  
Ballard Jr. of New Bern; two brothers, Clay Mooring of Melbourne, Fla., and  
Horace Carraway of Kinston; and four granddaughters.
  The family will receive friends at Cotton Funeral Home, New Bern Friday from  
7-9 p.m.
  Arrangements are being handled by Hampton Funeral Service.

James E. Ferrell
  James Edvin “Ed” Ferrell, 54, of 7093 U.S. 177 North, Fremont died Monday. A  
graveside service will be conducted by the Rev. Jesse Horne at 11 a.m. Friday in  
Upper Black Creek Cemetery.
  Surviving are his mother, Annie Barnes Turner of Lucama; two sisters, Mattie  
Mae F. Finn and Margie Saunders, both of Wilson; three brothers, William Pete  
Barnes of Pikeville, Shelton Turner of Richmond, Va., and Donnie Turner of  
Mechanicsville, Va.; and an aunt, Beulah Barnes with whom he lived.
  Arrangements are being handled by Coley Funeral Home, Kenly.

Linda H. Lang
June 29, 1947 March 26, 2001
  Linda Hamm Lang, 53, of Moncks Corner, S.C., a native of Wilson, died Monday.  
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Sims United Methodist  
Church.
  Surviving are her mother, Eunice Price Hamm Nichols of Sims; two sisters,  
Betty Owen Detournillon of Moncks Corner, S.C. and Jamie Burns of Ahoskie; two  
brothers, Henry Bruce Hamm Jr. of Winston-Salem and Jimmy Nichols of Sims; and  
two daughters, Vianna Lang and Stacey Lang, both of Summerville, S.C.
  The family will receive friends at the church from 1-2 p.m. Saturday and at  
other times at the home of her mother, 7328 Nichols Court, Sims.
  Arrangements are being handled by Dial-Murray Funeral Home, Moncks Corner,  
S.C.

Leroy Ruffin
Aug. 7, 1940 March 23, 2001
  LEXINGTON, Ky. — Leroy Ruffin, 60, formerly of Wilson, N.C., died Friday. The  
funeral was held at noon Wednesday at Smith & Smith Funeral Home. Burial  
followed in Cove Haven Cemetery.
  Surviving are  his wife, Virginia R. Ruffin; one daughter, Diane Ruffin of  
Newark, N.J.; one stepson, Arion Ruffin; five sisters, Oneida Williams, Gloria  
Pender and Dorothy Barnes, all of Wilson, N.C., Alvie Webb and Shelia Etheridge,  
both of Rocky Mount, N.C.; five brothers, Jimmie Lee Webb and Levi Webb, both of  
Wilson, N.C., Roy P. Webb of Rocky Mount, N.C., Wilie R. Webb of Dallas, Texas  
and Jimmie Walwright of Middlesex, N.C.; two grandchildren; and four great-
grandchildren.

Ernestine G. Yelverton
Nov. 18, 1926 March 29, 2001
  Ernestine Garris Yelverton, 74, died today. A memorial service will be  
conducted by the Rev. Max Patterson at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at First Baptist  
Church of Stantonsburg.
  Her survivors include a sister, Mary Bert Eason of Wilson.
  The family will receive friends at the church following the service and at  
other times at 1512 Aycock St.
  Arrangements are being handled by Joyner’s Funeral Home, 4100 U.S. 264 West.

Antonio T. Ellis
Sept. 8, 1978 March 24, 2001
  Antonio Tavares “Ant” Ellis, 22, of 707 E. Nash St. died March 24 at Pitt  
County Memorial Hospital, Greenville. The funeral will be conducted by Bishop  
M.W. Johnson at 2 p.m. Saturday at L.N. Forbes Original Free Will Baptist  
Church, 1800 Lane St. Extension.  Burial will follow in Rest Haven Cemetery.
  Ellis was employed with Stuart Walston Inc.
  Surviving are one daughter, Katrena Lanai-Ann Whitfield of the home; two sons,  
Antonio Tavares Ellis Jr. and Dequantae Marques Ellis, both of the home; his  
mother and stepfather, Maxine Ellis and Jimmie Gray Lewis of the home; his  
father and stepmother, Willie Leon and Terry Diana Batts of Wilson; three  
sisters, Vondria Lynette Ellis of the home, Niquanda Batts and Tavarshia Batts,  
both of Wilson; one brother, Jimmie Gray Lewis Jr. of the home; two stepsisters,  
Tressy Lee Johnson and Cynthia Lewis Pitt, both of Wilson; paternal grandmother,  
Helen Batts of Wilson, and paternal grandfather, Willie B. Batts of East Orange,  
N.J.
  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.

Bobby R. Barnes
  Bobby Ray Barnes, 43, of 2007 Fieldcrest Road died March 24 at Wilson Medical  
Center. The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. William E. Bowser at 1 p.m.  
Saturday at Brown Chapel Free Will Baptist Church, 1507 Hadley St. Burial will  
follow in Hamilton Burial Garden.
  Surviving are two sisters, Helen Atkinson and Monica Barnes, both of Wilson;  
and two brothers, Raymond Barnes of Raleigh and Larry Barnes of Wilson.
  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.

Paul Horne Jr.
May 22, 1932 March 27, 2001
  Paul “Buddy” Horne Jr., 68, of 7525 Holdens Cross Road died Tuesday at Avante  
at Wilson. The funeral will be conducted by Elder Douglas Atkinson at 2 p.m.  
Sunday at Hamilton Funeral Chapel, 726 S. Tarboro St. Burial will follow in Rest  
Haven Cemetery.
  Surviving are three daughters, Peggy Horne of Stantonsburg, Betty Atkinson and  
Wanda Horne, both of Wilson; three sons, Robert Horne of Stantonsburg, Paul  
Horne III of Raleigh and Thomas Horne of Richmond, Va.; his mother, Katie Horne  
of Wilson; five sisters, Mary Campbell of Elm City, Jean Ruffin, Odell Langston,  
Katie Shelley and Grace Barnes, all of Wilson; one brother, James Horne of  
Wilson; 15 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
  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 1307  
Rountree St. where they will assemble one hour before the funeral.

Rudolph Bulluck
Sept. 2, 1939 March 27, 2001
  Rudolph “Rudy K” Bulluck, 61, of 522 Thurston Drive died Tuesday at Wilson  
Medical Center. The funeral will be conducted by Elder Spencer Harris at 2 p.m.  
Sunday at L.N. Forbes Original Free Will Baptist Tabernacle, 1800 Lane St.  
Extension. Burial will follow in Rest Haven Cemetery.
  Bulluck was a retired from Bridgestone/Firestone and was currently employed by  
Opportunities Industrialization Center.
  Surviving are his wife, Senora Faison Bulluck; two sons, Kelvin Smith- Bulluck  
and Brian K. Bulluck, both of Spring Valley, N.Y.; one stepson, Keith Bulluck of  
Tennessee; two sisters, Mary Hinton of Spring Hope and Rose Butler of Maryland;  
five brothers, Harold Bulluck, William “Bill” Bulluck, Charles Bulluck, Joseph  
Bulluck and Levi Bulluck, all of Wilson; and five grandchildren.
  The family will receive friends at Hamilton Funeral Chapel, 726 S. Tarboro  
St., Saturday from 7-8 p.m. and at other times at the residence where they will  
assemble one hour before the funeral.

Marvin D. Johnson
May 16, 1910 March 29, 2001
  LUCAMA — Marvin Douglas Johnson, 90, died Thursday. A graveside service will  
be conducted by the Rev. Wayne Whitley at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Johnson-Crumpler  
Cemetery.
  Surviving are his wife, Mary Estelle Mason Johnson; a daughter, Shelby Jean  
Crumpler Barnes of Lucama; a son, Billy Ray Johnson Sr. of Wilson; two sisters,  
Ada Alma Hawley of Charlotte and Rita Howard of Washington; a brother, Bennett  
Johnson of Wilson; three grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
  The family will receive friends at Joyner’s Funeral Home, 4100 U.S. 264 West,  
Saturday from 7-9 p.m. and at other times at 6312 St. Mary’s Church Road.

Wallace R. Roberson
Aug. 23, 1926 March 29, 2001
  Wallace Reid Roberson, 74, died Thursday at Wake Medical Center. A graveside  
service will be conducted by the Rev. William M. Presnell, the Rev. C. Keith  
Sexton and the Rev. Daniel P. Jones at 2 p.m. Saturday in Maplewood Cemetery.
  Surviving are his wife, Frances Wrenn Roberson; a daughter, Hannah Roberson  
Farmer of Elm City; a son, David Wrenn Roberson of Wilson; and one grandson.
  The family will receive friends at 313 Canterbury Road.
  Arrangements are being handled by Joyner’s Funeral Home, 4100 U.S. 264 West.

Joey W. Moore
  BLACK CREEK — Joey Wayne Moore, 47, of , formerly of Black Creek, died   
recently in New Hanover County. A graveside service will be conducted by the  
Rev. Bobby Ferrell at 2 p.m. Sunday in Black Creek Cemetery.
  Surviving are his father, Buddy Moore, formerly of Black Creek; two sisters,  
Wanda Carol Herrera of Omaha, Neb., and Beverly Perry Evans of Rocky Mount; and  
one brother, Tim Moore of Wilson.
  The family will receive friends at the home of Tim Moore, 4859 Frank Price  
Church Road, Saturday from 7-9 p.m.

J. Wayne Moore
  BLACK CREEK — Joey Wayne Moore, 47, formerly of Black Creek, died recently in  
New Hanover County. A graveside service will be conducted by the Rev. Bobby  
Ferrell at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Black Creek Cemetery.
  Surviving are his father, Buddy Moore, of Omaha, Neb., formerly of Nashville;  
two sisters, Wanda Carol Herrera Ff Omaha, Neb., and Beverly Perry Evans of  
Rocky Mount; and one brother, Tim Moore of Wilson.
  The family will receive friends at the home of Tim Moore, 4859 Frank Price  
Church Road, on Saturday from 7-9 p.m.
  Arrangements are being handled by Shingleton Funeral Home.

Jenny B. Chamblee
  Jenny Blackman Chamblee, 57, of 1405 Cherry Lane, died Friday at Duke Medical  
Center. The funeral will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church.  
Burial will follow in Maplewood Cemetery.
  Survivors include her husband, John S. Chamblee Jr.; a daughter, Margaret E.  
Chamblee of Nashville, Tenn.; a son, Jeffrey Scott Chamblee of Raleigh; a  
brother, Noble Grainger Blackman III of Wilson.
  The family will receive friends Saturday from 7-8:30 p.m. at 1405 Cherry Lane.  
Arrangements are being handled by Thomas-Yelverton Funeral Home.

William Lachine
  William “Bill” Lachine, 73, of 2537 Pond Street, died Friday at Wilson Medical  
Center. The funeral will be held at Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, Walbridge, Ohio,  
on Wednesday at 1 p.m. at Calvary Lutheran Church. Burial will follow in Lake  
Township Cemetery.
  Surviving are his wife, Joann Domitio Lachine; three daughters, Linda Hoose of  
Ilderton, Ontario, Canada, and Brenda J. Dey and Regina L. Elmore, both of  
Wilson; two sons, William E. Lachine Jr. of Oregon, Ohio, and Leigh Alan Lachine  
of Birmingham, Ala.; one sister, Wilhelmina Knepper of Walbridge, Ohio; and six  
grandchildren.
  The family will receive friends on Saturday from 7-8:30 p.m. at Thomas-
Yelverton Funeral Home.


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