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OBITUARIES FOR WEDNESDAY, APRIL 25, 2001

Lillie J. Burks
BALTIMORE - Lillie Jane Burks, 87, a native of Wilson, N.C., died Friday. The
funeral will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Paul Baptist Church.
Surviving are two daughters, Jean Wynn Jones of Wilson and JoAnn Burks McKnight;
one sister, Annie G. Miles; six grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.
Arrangements are being handled by March Funeral Home East.

Stella N. Watson
KENLY - Stella Mae Neal Watson, 78, of 8033A Springfield School Road died
Tuesday at Wilson Medical Center. The funeral will be conducted by the Rev.
Wayne Whitley at 3 p.m. Thursday at Coley Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will
follow in Maplewood Cemetery, Wilson.
Surviving are five daughters, Nancy L. Henry and Theresa W. Pilkington, both of
Wilson, Sue Ivey of Fayetteville, Lucy W. Earp of Middlesex and Candy W. Wilder
of Spring Hope; four sons, Roddie N. Hancock of Middlesex, Charles Hancock and
Stevie Ivey, both of Sims, and Thomas R. Watson Jr. of Wilson; one sister, Emmie
Sue Sutton of Fayetteville; one brother, J.C. Neal of Winston-Salem; 25
grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7-9 tonight.

Karl Ellis
WASHINGTON - Karl Ellis, 50, of Washington, D.C., died April 19. The funeral
will be conducted by the Rev. Frenette Nichols at 11 a.m. Thursday at God's
Universal Kingdom Christian Church. Burial will follow in Mount Olivet Cemetery.
Surviving are his wife; three children; his father, Sylvester Ellis, formerly of
Wilson, N.C.; one brother; and his grandmother, Lizzie Ellis of Lucama.
Arrangements are being handled by Watson Funeral Home.

OBITUARIES FOR FRIDAY APRIL 27, 2001

Gertrude L. Gray
May 9, 1921 April 25, 2001
Gertrude Locus Gray, 79, of 404 Warren St. died Wednesday at her residence. The
funeral will be conducted by Elder Albert Barnes at 2 p.m. Sunday at St. Paul
Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ), Black Creek. Burial will follow in Rest
Haven Cemetery, Wilson.
She was a member of St. Paul Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ), BlackCreek.
Surviving are her husband, Bonnie Gray; four daughters, Hattie Edwards of
Raleigh, Annie Jean Thornton of Hampton, Va., Patricia Gray and Brenda Gail
Gray, both of Jamaica, N.Y.; three sons, Leroy Gray, Willis Lee Gray and Kenneth
W. Gray, all of Wilson; one stepsister, Madie Reid of Fremont; nine children;
and three great-grandchildren.
The body may be viewed at Hamilton Funeral Chapel, 726 S. Tarboro St., Saturday
from 2-5 p.m. The family will receive friends at the church from 7-8 p.m. and at
other times at the residence where they will assemble one hour before the
funeral.

Sandy O. Murchison
PIKEVILLE - Sandy O. Murchison died Tuesday. The funeral will be held at 2 p.m.
Sunday at Rhodes Funeral Home, Fremont. Burial will follow in Old Mill Cemetery.

Blanche P. Williams
Jan. 2, 1925 April 26, 2001
BAILEY - Blanche Parker Williams, 76, of 10510 Pace Road died Thursday at Next
Care, Rocky Mount. The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Duane Caldwell at 2
p.m. Saturday at Shingleton Funeral Home, 2407 W. Nash St., Wilson. Burial will
follow in Bailey Cemetery.
Surviving are her husband, Charlie M. Williams; one daughter, Aliene Hocutt
Watson of Elm City; two sisters, Earldene Barnes of Wilson and Norma Winfield of
Oklahoma; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7-8:30 tonight.

OBITUARIES FOR SATURDAY, APRIL 28, 2001

James "Biggon Spunk" Winstead
ELM CITY - James Arthur "Biggon Spunk" Winstead, 80, of Elm City, died
Wednesday at Greenfield Place in Greenville. The funeral will be conducted at 2  
p.m. Sunday from St. Paul Holiness Church on N.C. 58 West. Burial will follow in  
Williams Chapel Cemetery of Elm City.
Surviving are six daughters, Thelma Doris Hall of Snow Hill, Annie Morris
Woodard and Rachel Yvonne Perry, both of Elm City, Janice Delores Lewis of
Kenly, Margaret Ruth Winstead of Rocky Mount and Frances Arlene Adams of Wilson;
two sons, Jack Louis Winstead and Richard Dewey Winstead, both of Wilson; 24
granchildren, including three he reared, Jerry Winstead, Shelton Winstead and
Eyvette Farmer; and 29 great-grandchildren.
The body may be viewed on Saturday from 2-8 p.m. with the family receiving
friends from 7-8 p.m. at King & Darden Funeral Home, and other times at the
residence of his daughter, Annie Woodard, 5731 Rock Quarry Road in Elm City, and
assemble there one hour prior to service in preparation for the funeral
procession.

TUESDAY'S OBITUARIES - MAY 1, 2001

Ossie Bell A. Anthony
March 14, 1929 April 27, 2001
The location of funeral for Ossie Bell Applewhite Anthony has been changed. The
funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Donnie Daniels at 2 p.m. Wednesday at
Tabernacle of Prayer For All People, 1601 Lane St. Ext.

Rudolph W. Hawley
GREENVILLE - Rudolph W. Hawley is also survived by a brother, Selby L. Hawley
of Wilson. His name was omitted in Monday's edition. The Daily Times regrets
the error.

WEDNESDAY'S OBITUARIES - MAY 2, 2001

Annie H. Pace
KENLY - Annie Hinnant Bass Pace, 95, 203 Darden St. died Monday at Johnston
Memorial Hospital. The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. James Boyd, the
Rev. Jerry Andrews and the Rev. William Harrell at 3 p.m. Thursday at Coley
Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Kenly Cemetery.
Surviving are a daughter, Linda B. Suggs of Raleigh; two sons, Bill Bass of
Asheville and Doug Bass of Fayetteville; a sister, Bernice Lyston of New York;
13 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; two step great-grandchildren; four
great-great-grandchildren; and one step great-great-grandchild.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7-9 tonight.

Mary E. Elbert
WINTERVILLE - Mary Elizabeth Elbert, 74, died Sunday at Pitt County Memorial
Hospital, Greenville. The funeral will be conducted by Elder W.C. Elliott at 1  
p.m. Thursday at St. Rest United Holy Church. Burial will follow in Greenwood  
Cemetery, Greenville.
Surviving are her husband; five daughters, including Retha Albritton of Wilson;
four sons; two sisters; one brother; 33 grandchildren; and 10
great-grandchildren.
The body may be viewed at Mitchell's Funeral Home today from 2-8 p.m.

Robert L. Hunt
March 16, 1936 May 1, 2001
FARMVILLE - Robert Leonard "Bob" Hunt, 65, of 608 Walnut St. died Tuesday.  
The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Randy Maynard at 2 p.m.
Thursday at Farmville United Methodist Church. Burial will follow in
Stantonsburg Cemetery.
Hunt was a member of Farmville United Methodist Church and the Farmville Rotary
Club. He was retired from Nations Bank.
Surviving are his wife, Sarah Baldree Hunt; one daughter, Elizabeth H. Fairman
of Nashville; two sons, Robert Leonard "Len" Hunt Jr. of Belhaven and
Howard A. Hunt of Enfield; his mother, Gladys D. Lane of Stantonsburg; and five
children.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7-9 tonight.

Susie M. Sherard Wade
Sept. 22, 1930 April 30, 2001
Susie M. Sherard Wade, 70, of 3108 Quinn Drive died Monday at Kitty Askins
Hospice Center, Goldsboro. The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Jeffrey
Reaves at 11 a.m. Saturday at Good Shepherd Baptist Church, Petersburg, Va.
Burial will follow in  Dinwiddie Memorial Park.
Surviving are one daughter, Katherine B. Lacy of Garner; one sister, Bernette
Borden of Charlotte; one granddaughter; and one great-granddaughter.
The body may be viewed at Hamilton Funeral Chapel, 726 S. Tarboro St., Thursday
from 3-8 p.m.

Michelle P. Allen
KENLY - Michelle Pittman Allen, 33, of 747 Moore's Road died Monday.  
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Coley Funeral Home  
Chapel.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home Thursday from 10-11 a.m.

Rebecca T. Thomas
MOUNT HOLLY - Rebecca Ann Taylor Thomas, 30, died Sunday. The funeral will be  
held at 3 p.m. today at Woodlawn Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in  
Evergreen Cemetery, Belmont.
Surviving are one son; her mother; her stepfather, David Johnson of Bailey; four
sisters; one brother; her maternal grandparents; and her paternal grand mother.

Grace B. Stroud
Sept. 28, 1931 April 30, 2001
Grace Helen Best Stroud, 69, of  Route 2 165-E, Stantonsburg died Monday at
Lenoir Memorial Hospital, Kinston. The funeral will be conducted by the Rev.  
Lonnie Humphrey at 2 p.m. Thursday at Saratoga Holiness Church. Burial will  
follow in Snow Hill Cemetery.
Surviving are her husband, Edward Earl Stroud; one daughter, Brenda S. Grimes of
Farmville; three sons, Henry E. Stroud of Stantonsburg, Donald Ray Stroud of
Washington, N.C. and Ricky E. Stroud of Saratoga; two sisters, Jackie Whitley of
Fayetteville and Annie Bell Craft of Wilson; two brothers, James Best of Aurora,
Ill., and Leonard Best of the home; and nine grandchildren.
The family will receive friends at Shingleton Funeral Home, 2407 W. Nash St.
from 7-9 tonight.

Evelyn R. Navickas
April 25, 1927 April 30, 2001
NASHVILLE - Evelyn Raper Hobson Navickas, 74, of 6879 Old Bailey Road, died
Monday at her home. A graveside service will be conducted by the Rev. Rick  
Downing at 2 p.m. Thursday in Forest Hills Cemetery.
Surviving are four daughters, Argie Hobson Land and Carol Hobson Carpenter, both
of Taylor's Crossroads, Dale Hobson Parker and Janice Hobson Joyner, both of
Sandy Cross; two sons, Stanley Hobson of Sharpsburg and Johnnie Hobson of
Taylor's Crossroads; 12 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and three
step great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends at  Shingleton Funeral Home, 2407 W. Nash St.
from 7-8:30 tonight.

Veronica F. Canty
Veronica Faye Canty, 56, of 1507 Burnside Drive died Friday at Pitt County
Memorial Hospital, Greenville. The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Victor  
Brooks at 1 p.m. Friday at King & Darden Funeral Home's chapel, 325 E. Nash St.  
Burial will follow in Evergreen Memorial Gardens.
Surviving are her husband, Preston Canty Jr.; two daughters, Awanda Artis
Whitfield of Amityville, N.Y., and Rakia Bolton Canty of Wilson; three
stepdaughters, Carol Way of Hempstead, N.Y., Tracy Sellers and Kimberly Canty,
both of Roosevelt, N.Y.; two sons, Donald Eugene Artis of Amityville, N.Y., and
Ranique Bolton Canty of Wilson; one stepson, Preston Canty III of Queens, N.Y.;
10 sisters, Annie Pearl Brunson, Janice Brunson and Jonette Brunson, all of
Hampton, Va., Martha Kaye Yelverton of Wilson, Katrina Artis, Lillie Camp,
Dorothy Barbee, Eunice Webb Matthews and Gracie Brown, all of Durham and Helen
Edwards of Amityville, N.Y.; three brothers, Bob Webb Sr. of Amityville, N.Y.,
Lundie Webb and Robert Webb, both of Wilson; 14 grandchildren; and one
great-grandchild.
The body may be viewed at the funeral home Thursday 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.

OBITUARIES FOR THURSDAY MAY 17, 2001

Mae P. Swain
July 13, 1912 May 15, 2001
WASHINGTON, N.C. - Mae Paul Swain, 88, died Tuesday at Wilson Medical Center.
The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. John Ledford and the Rev. Glenn S.
Weaver at 10 a.m. Friday at Paul Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in
Oakdale Cemetery.
Surviving are two daughters, Paula Swain Gurkin of Wilson and Jo Ann Swain of
Greenville; one brother, Joseph Bonner Paul of Core Point; and three
grandchildren.
The body may be viewed at the funeral home Friday from 9:30-10 a.m.

Wildon A. Hester
July 24, 1921 May 16, 2001
Wildon Arthur Hester, 79, died Wednesday. The funeral will be conducted by the
Rev. Keith Dey at 3 p.m. Friday at Ascension Lutheran Church. Burial will follow
in Maplewood Cemetery.
Hester was retired from the City of Wilson with 32 years of service.
Surviving are his wife, Blanche Duke Hester; one daughter, Gail Hester Talman of
Wilmington; two sisters, Ella Bunn of Wilson and Edna Weaver of Virginia; one
brother, David Hester of Wilson; and one grandchild.
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 1301 Colonial Avenue.

Harvey A. Pittman
April 19, 1937 May 16, 2001
Harvey Alton Pittman, 64, of Hampton, Va., formerly of Kenly, died Wednesday at
his home. A graveside service will be conducted by the Rev. Joe Hunt and Henry
Eubanks at 3 p.m. Friday in Peninsula Memorial Park.
Surviving are his wife, Johnnie Hooks Pittman; one daughter, Kandy Buchanan of
Newport News; two sisters, Irene Wallace of Newport News, Va. and Anne Viverette
of Wilson; three brothers, George "Mac" Pittman of Corapeake, Tom
Pittman of  Kenly and Bill Pittman of Garner; and two grandsons.
The family will receive friends from 7-8 tonight at the Weymouth Funeral Home.

Cora H. Roberts
Cora Howell Roberts, 86, of Goldsboro died Wednesday at Wayne Memorial Hospital,
Goldsboro. The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Alvin Keener at 11 a.m.
Saturday at Pleasant Grove Free Will Baptist Church, Pikeville. Burial will
follow in Pikeville Cemetery.
She was a retired supervisor seamstress for Belk with 23 years of service.
Surviving are a daughter, Edna Jean Wall of Raleigh, Mary Lou Hlubin of Wichita,
Kan.; one son, J. Keith Roberts of Stephenson, Va.; four sisters, Martha H.
Mumford of Princeton, Ruthie H. Bass of Joppa, Md., Mary H. Crockett of Lutz,
Fla., and Daphne H. Penuel of Charlotte; one brother, Clifton Howell of La
Grange; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends at Shackleford Funeral Home, 102 N. Pine St.,
Fremont, Friday from 7-8:30 p.m.

Margaret M. Pilkington
Margaret M. Pilkington, 77, of Rocky Mount, formerly of Kenly, died Wednesday at
IHS. The funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at Thomas-Yelverton Funeral
Service, 2704 W. Nash St. Burial will follow in Evergreen Memorial Gardens.
Surviving are three daughters, Sheila Pridgen and Margaret Pilkington, both of
Rocky Mount, and Faye Lane of Mount Olive; four sons, Richard Earl Pilkington of
the home, James Pilkington of Oxford, Lynwood Pilkington of Wilson and Donnie
Ray Pilkington of Rocky Mount; one sister, Mildred Holt of Goldsboro; two
brothers, Paul Moore Jr. and J.T. Moore, both of Wilson; 16 grandchildren; and
12 great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7-8:30 tonight.

OBITUARIES FOR FRIDAY, MAY 25, 2001  

Stephen W. Langston
May 1, 1954 May 24, 2001
Stephen Wayne Langston, 47, of 5065 Pridgen Road, Elm City, died Thursday at
Wilson Medical Center. The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Rick Mishoe at
2 p.m. Sunday at Shingleton Funeral Home, 2407 W. Nash St. Burial will follow in
Evergreen Memorial Gardens.
Surviving are his wife, Brenda Langston; one daughter, Brittney Langston of the
home; one stepdaughter, Trina Sutton of Kenly; one stepson, Allen Winstead of
Wilson; his mother, Ruby J. Langston of Youngsville; two sisters, Tammy Brantley
of Fremont and Donna Miner of Antioch, Tenn.; and two grandchildren.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7-9 p.m. Saturday.

Mamie B. Hooker
Aug. 12, 1957 May 24, 2001
Mamie Blue Hooker, 43, of 6549 Alton Road, Lucama, died Thursday at Pitt County
Memorial Hospital, Greenville. The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Annie
L. Perry at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at L.N. Forbes O.F.W.B. Tabernacle, 1800 Lane St.
Burial will follow in the Becky-Pate Cemetery, Lucama.
She was a member of Davis Chapel Church in Lucama where she served as the
president of the mass choir and was a member of the senior choir.
Surviving are her husband, Willie G. Hooker; one son, Gray S. Hooker of the
home; her mother, Rebecca B. Blue of Lucama; five sisters, Lorene Blue of
Lucama, Peggy B. Spells and Minnie Ruth Blue, both of Wilson, Annie Ruth Hooker
of Nash County and Melissa B. Price of Kenly; and three brothers, George W. Blue
Jr. of Kenly and Billy L. Blue and Chris W. Blue, both of Wilson.
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 8:15-9:15 p.m. and
at other times at the residence where they will assemble one hour prior to the
funeral.

Jacqueline S. Carr
Nov. 11, 1969 May 22, 2001
Jacqueline "Sue, Sue" Suzette Carr, 30, of 106 E. Spruce St. died
Tuesday at her residence. The funeral will be conducted by pastor Sarah Farmer
at 3 p.m. Sunday at L.N. Forbes Tabernacle, 1800 Lane St. Burial will follow in
Rest Haven Cemetery.
Surviving are a son, Abdul M. Carr of the home; her parents, Daisy C. Cooper of
the home and Claudie Hutcherson of Wilson; five brothers, Marcus Carr, Timothy
Carr, Jeffery Hutcherson, Chester Cooper Jr. and Claude Hutcherson, all of
Wilson; two sisters, Sylvia Carter and Benita Hutcherson, both of Wilson.
The body may be viewed at Edwards Funeral Home, 805 E. Nash St., Saturday from
2-8 p.m. The family will receive friends at the residence where they will
assemble one hour prior to the funeral.

OBITUARIES - SATURDAY, MAY 26, 2001

Carlos Jack Flowers
GOLDSBORO - Carlos Jack Flowers, 65, of Pikeville, died Friday at Kitty Askins
Hospice Center in Goldsboro. The Rev. Jeff Black will officiate at the funeral
Sunday at 3 p.m. at Shackleford Funeral Chapel, 102 N. Pine St., Fremont. Burial
will follow in Elmwood Cemetery.
Surviving are his wife, Dollie Strickland Flowers of the home; his mother, Irene
Flowers, of Fremont; his daughter, Rhonda Fields of Pikeville; his son, Jarvis
Flowers of Pikeville; his sister, Betsy Braswell of Kinston; his brother, John
Flowers of Pikeville; five grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
The family will receive friends today from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Shackleford Funeral
Service.

Mary J. Coleman
GOLDSBORO - Mary J. Coleman, 82, of 6310 Boykin Road, died Friday at Kitty
Askins Hospice Center, Goldsboro. She was the founder of St. Mark Apostolic
Holiness Church in Sims and was pastor there for more than 30 years. Funeral
arrangements are incomplete and are being handled by Edwards Funeral Home, 805
E. Nash St.

Jaqueline "Sue, Sue" Carr
Jacqueline "Sue, Sue" Carr, 30, of 106 E. Spruce St., died Tuesday at
her residence. Pastor Sarah Farmer will conduct the funeral Sunday at 3 p.m. at
L.N. Forbes Tabernacle, 1800 Lane St. Burial will follow in Rest Haven Cemetery.
Surviving are her son, Abdul Malik, of the home; her mother, Daisy C. Cooper, of
the home; her father, Claudie Hutcherson, of Wilson; three sisters, Sylvia
Carter and Benita Hutcherson, both of Wilson, and Michelle Edwards of Rocky
Mount; six brothers, Marcus Carr, Timothy Carr, Jeffery Hutcherson, Chester
Cooper Jr., Quinton Roberson and Claude Hutcherson, all of Wilson.
The viewing will be today from 2 to 8 p.m. at Edwards Funeral Home, 805 E. Nash
St. The family will receive friends at the residence, where they will assemble
one hour prior to the funeral.

Edwin "Ed" Keller Riddle
ELM CITY - Edwin "Ed" Keller Riddle, 77, of 4080 Riviera Drive, died
Thursday at his home. The Rev. Dale Curtis and Dr. Arthur Wall will conduct a
memorial service Sunday at 2 p.m. at Thomas-Yelverton Funeral Chapel.
Surviving are his daughter, Joyce N. Riddle of Elm City; three sons, Forrest W.
Riddle of Piscataway, N.J., Stephen K. Riddle of Hillsborough and Thomas O.
Riddle of Hobbs, N.M.; and seven grandchildren.
The family will receive friends today from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Thomas-Yelverton
Funeral Home.


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