Miscellaneous Wilson County, North Carolina Obituaries

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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.

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.

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
ArtisWhitfield 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.

May 3, 2001

Frances M. Watson
LUCAMA — Frances Moore Watson, 81, of 7606 St. Mary’s Church Road died
Wednesday at Wilson Medical Center. A graveside service will be conducted by the
Rev. Charlie Bryant at 11 a.m. Friday in the Watson Family cemetery.
Surviving are two sisters, Doris M. Taylor of Fremont and Dorothy M. Golden of
Hampton, Va.; and one brother, George M. Moore Jr. of Elizabethtown.
The family will receive friends at Coley Funeral Home, Kenly from 7-8:30
tonight.

Walter Hicks Jr.
July 4, 1948 May 1, 2001
Walter “Skull” Hicks Jr., 52, of 910 S. Goldsboro St. died Tuesday at Wilson
Medical Center. The funeral will be conducted by the Elder William E. Bowser at
2:30 p.m. Saturday at Brown Chapel Baptist Church, 1507 Hadley St.. Burial will
follow in Rest Haven Cemetery.
Surviving are his wife, Sharon K. Hicks; one daughter, Kendra N. Hicks of
Wilson; six sons, Clarence E. Hicks of Charlotte, Keel M. Hicks of Wilson, Kito
T. Hicks of Washington, D.C., Reginald A. Hicks of Chapel Hill, Noral J. Hicks
and Aaron L. Hicks, both of the home; one sister, Barbara H. Brown of Raleigh;
and one grandchild.
The body may be viewed at Edwards Funeral Home, 805 E. Nash St., Friday from
2-8 p.m. The family will receive friends at the residence and will assemble
there one hour before the funeral.

Fannie B. Clark
Fannie Boykin Clark, 99, of 412 W. Deans St. died Monday at Wilson Medical
Center. The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. W.I. Bowden at 1 p.m. Saturday
at Barnes Chapel Church, 1004 S. Railroad St. Burial will follow in Rest Haven
Cemetery.
Surviving are six daughters, Pearlie Mae Neal, Mannie G. Thompson, Hildred C.
Lucas and Willinita Armstrong, all of Wilson, Edith McKeller and Jeanette
Griffin, both of Philadelphia, Pa.; two sisters, Lillie Mae Boykin and Lydia
Finch, both of Wilson, one brother, Foster Boykin of Baltimore, Md.; 16
grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and 15 great-great-grandchildren.
The body may be viewed at King & Darden Funeral Home, 325 E. Nash St., Friday
from 2-8 p.m. The family will receive friends at the home of her daughter,
Pearlie Mae Neal, 402 S. Bruton St., and will assemble there one hour before the
funeral.

May 4, 2001

Mary N. Jones
SHARPSBURG — Mary Lee Nixon Jones died Tuesday. The funeral will be conducted
by the Rev. Ray Thomas Green at 11 a.m. Saturday at Greater Mount Hermon Baptist
Church, Rocky Mount. Burial will follow in Northeastern Cemetery.
Surviving are three daughters, Gloria Jones Terry, Keshia Bethevia Jones and
Lashonda Sherese Jones.
The body may be viewed at Hunter-Odom Funeral Service, Rocky Mount, today from
3-8 p.m.

J. Earl Vick
Jan. 7, 1929 May 3, 2001
J. Earl Vick, 72, of Hillsborough, formerly of Bailey, died Thursday at North
Carolina Memorial Hospital, Chapel Hill. A graveside service will be conducted
by the Rev. Tim Nipper at 2 p.m. Saturday in Bailey Cemetery.
Surviving are his wife, Joyce Vick of Hillsborough; five daughters, Nora Hix
of Winterville, Patsy Jones of Kansas, Sharon Eatmon and Gail Perry, both of
Bailey, and Debbie Holloway of Four Oaks; one son, Jeffrey Vick of Efland; two
sisters, Clara Jean Mullens of Rocky Mount and Clarine Manning of Pilot
Mountain; nine grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends at Shingleton Funeral Home, 2407 W. Nash St.,
from 7-8:30 tonight.

Valli C. Boykin
April 27, 1931 May 2,2001
Valli Mae Cooley Boykin, 70, of 5909 Holdens Cross Road, Stantonsburg, died
Wednesday. The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Rex Edwards at 11 a.m.
Saturday at Shingleton Funeral Home, 2407 W. Nash St. Burial will follow in
Evergreen Memorial Gardens.
Surviving are two daughters, Valli Ann Boykin of Wilson and Trena Boykin
Harrell of Elm City; three sons, Charles Boykin and James B. Boykin Jr., both of
Elm City and Jack F. “Mickey” Mizzelle of Zebulon; eight grandchildren; and two
great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7-9 tonight and at
other times at the home.

Dorothy C. Walston
Jan. 9, 1929 May 3, 2001
Dorothy Lee Carey Walston, 72, of 308 N. Raleigh Road died Thursday at Wilson
Medical Center. A graveside service will be conducted by the Rev. Richard Holmes
at 11 a.m. Saturday in Peoples Chapel Church Cemetery.
Surviving are her husband, Walter Irvin Walston; four daughters, Judy Sutton,
Patsy Wells and Sandy Lee, all of Wilson, and Lisa Walston of Greenville; two
sons, Lynwood Pittman of Dunn and Billy Pittman of Wilson; one sister, Betty
Ellis of Wilson; nine grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends at Shingleton Funeral Home, 2407 W. Nash St.,
from 7-9 tonight and at other times at 3100 Stewart Drive.

Preston D. Aycock
March 6, 1917 May 3, 2001
Preston Daniel Aycock of Lucama died Thursday at Brian Center. The funeral
will be conducted by the Rev. Perry Godwin at 2 p.m. Saturday at Joyner’s
Funeral Home, 4100 U.S. 264 West. Burial will follow in Evergreen Memorial
Gardens.
Aycock was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He received two Bronze Stars,
a Purple Heart, an European Army Medal ribbon and a Good Conduct Medal.
Surviving are one stepdaughter; two stepsons; many stepgrandchildren; and many
stepgreat-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home Saturday from 1-2 p.m.

May 5, 2001

Willie Jones
Willie Jones, 87, of Bridgeport, Conn., formerly of Wilson, died Tuesday at
the Bridgeport Manor Nursing Center.
Services will be held 2 p.m. on Monday at King & Darden Funeral Home’s chapel.
The Rev. Oscar Pender will officiate. Burial will follow in Rest Haven Cemetery.
Survivors include two nieces and a nephew all of Wilson.
The body may be viewed from noon until 2 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. The
family will receive friends at the home of Rosetta Jones, 1907 Lenior Drive at
all times, and assemble there one hour prior to service in preparation for the
funeral procession.

May 7, 2001

Hazel E. Gregory
April 10, 1925 May 4, 2001
PULASKI, Va. — Hazel Eller Gregory, 76, died Friday at Pulaski Community
Hospital. The funeral was conducted by the Rev. Weston Guthrie and the Rev.
Jerry Gregory at 11 a.m. today at Anderson Memorial Presbyterian Church. Burial
followed in Memorial Christian Church Cemetery.
Surviving are one daughter, LeVon G. Carroll of Wilson, N.C.; one sister; two
brothers; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Arrangements were handled by Seagle Funeral Home.

Barney B. Walston
June 28, 1914 May 5, 2001
Barney Barron Walston, 86, died Saturday. The funeral will be conducted by the
Rev. Doug Murray and the Rev. William Bussey at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Joyner’s
Funeral Home, 4100 U.S. 264 West. Burial will follow in Maplewood Cemetery.
Walston was retired with 30 years of service with the U.S. Postal Service and
a member of Travelers Protective Association for 50 years.
Surviving are three daughters, Cathy Lynn Cook, Sharon Ann Mikus and Pamela
Kay Amerson; and three grandchildren.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home Tuesday from 7-9 p.m. and
at other times at 1501 Woodside Drive.

Eva T. Humphrey
Eva Talton Lamm Humphrey, 91, died Sunday at Wilson Medical Center. The
funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Mark Minner at 7 tonight at Thomas-
Yelverton Funeral Service, 2704 W. Nash St. A private graveside service will be
held Tuesday in Evergreen Memorial Gardens.
Surviving are a daughter, Bobbie L. Viverette of Wilson; a son, Jerry Humphrey
of Wilson; a sister, Norma Moore of Lucama; two grandchildren; and three great-
grandchildren.
The family will receive friends tonight following the service and at other
times at the residence of Norma Moore, 309 Main St., Lucama.

Henry G. Barnes
March 20, 1929 May 5, 2001
GARNER — The Rev. Henry Groves Barnes, 72, died Saturday. A graveside service
was held at 11 a.m. today in Montlawn Memorial Park.
He was a retired Methodist minister. He was a retired barber, former mayor of
Bailey and a magistrate in Nash County.
Surviving are his wife, Hazel Jones Barnes; two sons, Warren Marshal Barnes of
Middlesex and Ronnie Groves Barnes of Jacksonville, Ariz.; two stepsons, Carl
Wayne Weaver of Clayton and Ricky Lee Weaver of Garner; two sisters, Margie Gray
McLamb of Bailey and Mary Lou Rogers of Hope Mills; 13 grandchildren; and two
great-grandchildren.
Arrangements were handled by Bryan-Lee Funeral Home, Garner Chapel.

Dorothy C. Walston
Dorothy Lee Carey Walston is also survived by three stepchildren, Millie
Walston Bryant, Carolyn Walston Palk and Jerry Walston; four stepgrandchildren;
and three stepgreat-grandchildren. Their names were omitted in Friday’s edition.

May 8, 2001

Royce H. Goff
The funeral for Royce Hardy Goff, 34, of Henrico, formerly of Wilson County,
will be conducted by the Rev. Lavon Phillips at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday at Joyner’s
Funeral Home, 4100 U.S. 264 West. Burial will follow in Black Creek Cemetery.
Surviving are his wife, Jeany Liverman Goff; a daughter, Cassidy Bryce Goff of
the home; his mother, Betty Evans Cates of Wilson; and his father, Royce Levon
Goff of Lucama.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7-9 tonight and at
other times at 5913 Blalock Road, Lucama.

Isaiah Kent Jr.
July 7, 1925 May 5, 2001
Isaiah Kent Jr., 75, of 604 Minchew St. died Saturday at Avante at Wilson. The
funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Harvey Hartsfield at 11 a.m. Thursday at
Hamilton Funeral Chapel, 726 S. Tarboro St. Burial will follow in Hamilton
Burial Garden.
Kent was a veteran of the U.S. Navy.
Surviving are his wife, Julia Sinclair Kent; three daughters, Carolyn Cooper
of Brooklyn, Gloria Kent of Garner and Mary Kent of Wilson; two sons, Marvin D.
Kent of Newberg, N.Y., and Tyrone Kent of Howell N.J.; one sister, Ressie M.
Kent of Wilson; three brothers, Paul Kent of Goldsboro, Bobby Kent of Durham and
Harvey Kent of Atlanta; and eight 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.

William H. Stevens
June 13, 1924 May 5, 2001
William Henry Stevens, 76, of 2309 Charleston St. died Saturday at Britthaven.
The funeral will be conducted by Elder Dameion Royal at 2 p.m. Thursday at St.
Rose Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ), 605 s. Douglas St. Burial will
follow in Rest Haven Cemetery.
Stevens was a U.S Army veteran of World War II. He was retired from Thurston
Motor Lines.
Surviving are his wife, Netta Mae Barnes Stevens; four sons, William Stevens
of Fairfax, Va., Linwood Stevens of Plainfield, N.J., Vernon Stevens of
Stantonsburg and Gregory Stevens of Goldsboro; two sisters, Mary Ida Temple and
Katie Noel, both of Baltimore; two brothers, Joe Stevens of Bound Brook, N.J.,
and George Stevens of Durham; 10 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
The body may be viewed at Hamilton Funeral Chapel, 726 S. Tarboro St.,
Wednesday 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.

Leo J. Carmody Sr.
Feb. 13, 1924 May 6, 2001
SHARPSBURG — Leo Joseph Carmody Sr., 77, died Sunday. The funeral will be
conducted by the Rev. JaVan Saxon at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Catholic Church of Our
Lady of Perpetual Help, Rocky Mount. Burial will follow in Rocky Mount Memorial
Park.
Surviving are his wife, Barbara Carmody; four daughters, Anna Rich of Rocky
Mount, Mary Murr of Raleigh, Cathy Fowler and Therese Carmody, both of Raleigh;
four sons, Daniel Carmody of Rocky Mount, Leo Joseph Carmody Jr. of Mississippi,
Vincent Carmody of Raleigh and Michael Carmody of Raleigh; and nine
grandchildren.
The family will receive friends at Johnson Funeral Home, Sunset Avenue, Rocky
Mount from 7-8:30 tonight.

May 9, 2001

Maggie B. Speight
Maggie Best Speight, 89, of Greensboro, formerly of Wilson, died Friday at her
home. The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Zachariah AME Zion Church,
Snow Hill. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
Surviving are one daughter, Betsy Jean Speight of Greensboro; two sons, James
T. Speight Jr. of Washington, D.C., and Bruce C. Speight of Mitchellville, Md.;
one sister, Bettie Ann Graham; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
The body may be viewed at the church one hour before the funeral.
Arrangements are being handled by Lightner Memorial Funeral Home, Goldsboro.

Alma G. Pearce
KENLY — Alma Godwin Pearce, 87, of Lumberton, formerly of Kenly, died Sunday.
The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Darrell Buttram at 11 a.m. Thursday at
Coley Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Bethany Missionary Baptist
Church cemetery.
Surviving are one daughter, Nellie Moore of Littleton; five sons, Eugene
Mosley of Lumberton, Jesse Mosley and David Mosley, both of Mount Olive, Jerry
Mosley of California and Rudy Pearce of Asheville; one sister, Mattie Jones of
Smithfield; 19 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-
grandchildren.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7-9 tonight.

Mildred W. Malone
Nov. 14, 1912 May 7, 2001
SOUTHERN PINES — Mildred Winborne Malone, 88, a native of Wilson, died Monday
at Penick Village. The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Stephen’s
Episcopal Church, Erwin. Burial will follow in Harnett Memorial Park,
Lillington.
Surviving are three sons, the Rev. Canon E.T. Malone Jr. of Chapel Hill, John
E. Malone of Zebulon and Charles Joyner Malone of Raleigh; and five
grandchildren.
The family will receive friends in the parish hall immediately following the
service.

Mary T. Goff
Oct. 6, 1906 May 9, 2001
WALSTONBURG — Mary Tyndall Goff, 94, of 7577 N.C. 91 died Wednesday. The
funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Reynolds Smith at 7 p.m. Thursday at
Farmville Funeral Home Church Street Chapel. Burial will Friday at 11 a.m. in
Walstonburg Cemetery.
She was a member of Free Gospel Free Will Pentecostal Church.
Surviving are one son, Preston Goff of the home; 12 grandchildren; 27 great-
grandchildren; and 11 great-great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends immediately following the service and at other
times at the home.

Herbert H. Ellis Sr.
MACCLESFIELD — Herbert Hickman Ellis Sr., 84, of 1857 Webbs Lake Road died
Monday at Britthaven of Wilson. The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Julius
Whitley at 11 a.m. Thursday at Good News Advent Christian Church. Burial will
follow in the church cemetery.
Surviving are his wife, Carrie E. Ellis; three daughters, Rosalie Ellis and
Beth Pittman, both of Macclesfield, and Glendy Gregory of Wilson; one son,
Herbert “Herbie” H. Ellis Jr of Wilson.; one sister, Ruth Moseley of Rocky
Mount; 10 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends at Thomas-Yelverton Funeral Service, 2704 W.
Nash St., from 7-8:30 tonight.

May 10, 2001

Walter J. Hilliard
GREENVILLE — Walter Jackson Hilliard, 23 months, died Tuesday. The funeral
will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Wilkerson Funeral Chapel. Burial will follow in
Pinewood Memorial Park.
Surviving are his parents, Walter “Eddie” and Kathryn Neighbours Hilliard; his
sister, Madeline Hilliard; maternal grandparents, S.C. and Frances Neighbours
Jr. of Dunn; paternal grandparents, Larry and Freddie Hilliard of Wilson ; and
maternal great-grandmother, Gertie Moore of Wilson.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7-9 tonight.

Millie M. Newsome
Oct. 18, 1920 May 8, 2001
Millie McCoy Newsome, 80, a resident of Avante at Wilson, died Tuesday. The
funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Donald Lofton at 2 p.m. Saturday at Flat
Rock Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ) 6730 Flat Rock Road, Sims. Burial
will follow in Hamilton Burial Garden, Wilson.
She was retired from Johnston County public schools.
Her survivors include one sister, Lessie McClain of Smithfield.
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 church Saturday from 1-2
p.m. and at other times at 703 East St., Smithfield, where they will assemble
one hour before the funeral.

Reddick Pittman Jr.
Reddick Pittman Jr., 74, of 830 Red Hill Road, Fremont, died Wednesday at Pitt
County Memorial Hospital, Greenville. The funeral will be conducted by the Rev.
Doug Atkinson at 2 p.m. Friday at Thomas-Yelverton Funeral Service, 2704 W. Nash
St.
Surviving are his wife, Nora Deanie Pittman; one daughter, Gail Durham of
Fremont; two sons, Mark “Rooster” Pittman of Fremont and Timothy Pittman of
Kenly; four sisters, Margaret Baker of Macclesfield, Bessie Stancil of Tarboro,
and Grace Price and Ada Pearl Webb, both of Wilson; and four grandchildren.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7-8:30 tonight and at
other times at the home.

May 11, 2001

Jackie W. Taylor
Dec. 17, 1942 May 9, 2001
ROCKY MOUNT — Jackie Whitley Taylor, 58, died Wednesday at Nash General
Hospital. The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. G.C. Hughes at 2 p.m.
Saturday at Bowling Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Forest Hill
Cemetery, Nashville.
Surviving are one daughter; two sons, including Brian Wayne Taylor of Wilson;
and one grandson.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7-8:30 tonight.

Ralph R. Bryant
Jan. 21, 1908 May 8, 2001
ZEBULON — Ralph Raeford Bryant, 93, of 5421 Massey Road died Tuesday at Gaston
Memorial Hospital, Gastonia. The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Johnny
Smith and the Rev. Roy Smith at 2 p.m. Saturday at Union Hope Baptist Church,
12712 N.C. 97 West. Burial will follow in the Bryant Family Cemetery.
Bryant was a retired farmer and a member of Union Hope Baptist Church where he
served as a deacon and was former treasurer.
Surviving are two daughters, Nell Ray of Zebulon and Mary Ann Hayes of Hope
Mills; three sons, the Rev. Jack Bryant of Dallas, N.C., and Charles Bryant and
Phil Bryant, both of Zebulon; one sister, Nellie Bryant Kemp of Zebulon; nine
grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends at the church Saturday from 1-2 p.m.
Arrangements are being handled by Shingleton Funeral Home, 2407 W. Nash St.

H. Carroll B. Boone
Dec. 24, 1938 May 9, 2001
BAILEY — Helen Carroll Bryant Boone, 62, of 13955 Old Smithfield Road died
Wednesday at Wilson Medical Center. The funeral will be conducted by the Rev.
Randy Medlin at 11 a.m. Saturday at Shingleton Funeral Home Chapel, 2407 W. Nash
St., Wilson. Burial will follow in Bailey Cemetery.
Surviving are two daughters, Rose Hawley of Lucama and Janet Robertson of
Pinetops; two sons, Wayne Bryant and Phil Boone, both of Bailey; two sisters,
Teresa Wooten of Bailey and Faye Williams of Spring Hope; three brothers, Norman
Bryant of Cary, J.C. Bryant of Tarboro and Calvin Thorne of Bailey; seven
grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7-9 tonight and at
other times at the home of Wayne and Connie Bryant, 10858 Camp Charles Road.

Johnny J. Hinnant
LUCAMA — Johnny Joe Hinnant, 56, of 7145 N.C. 42 West died Wednesday at his
residence. The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Ed Earp at 11 a.m. Saturday
at Thomas-Yelverton Funeral Chapel, 2704 W. Nash St., Wilson. Graveside services
will follow in Buckhorn Church Cemetery conducted by the Rev. Alex Maultsby.
Hinnant was former owner/operator of Hinnant’s Auto Salvage and a veteran of
the U.S. Navy.
Surviving are two daughters, Susan Brumbaugh of Clinton, Utah, and Lori
Tetterton of Raleigh; one son, Mike Hinnant of Lucama; his mother, Agnes H.
Hinnant of Wilson; one sister, Barbara H. Finklea of Mocksville; and two
granddaughters.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7-8:30 tonight and at
other times at the home.

Bradley H. Smith
June 25, 1979 May 7, 2001
ROCKY MOUNT — Bradley Hyram Smith, 21, died Monday. The funeral will be
conducted by the Rev. Alan Bingham at 11 a.m. Saturday at Wheeler and Woodlief
Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Rocky Mount Memorial Park.
Surviving are his father and stepmother; one brother; one stepsister; one
stepbrother, Brandon Hunter of Wilson; and his maternal grandmother.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7-8:30 tonight and at
other times at the home.

May 12, 2001

Paul G. Hill
KENLY — Paul G. Hill, 76, of Jacksonville, Fla., formerly of Kenly, died
Wednesday at Shands Jacksonville Hospital, Gainesville, Fla. The funeral will be
conducted by the Rev. Braxton Creech at 2 p.m. Monday at the New Jerusalem Free
Will Baptist Church, Kenly. Burial will follow in the New Jerusalem Church
Cemetery.
Survivors include a sister, Glady H. Wright of Jacksonville, Fla.
The family will receive friends at the Coley Funeral Home from 7-9 p.m.
Sunday.

Stanley R. Ward
KENLY — Stanley Rudolph Ward, 84, of 2894 Glendale Road died Friday at Wil-Med
Nursing Center. Graveside services will be conducted by the Rev. Braxton Creech
and the Rev. Raymond Potter at 4 p.m. Sunday at Hillside Memorial Gardens,
Plymouth.
Surviving are his wife, Virginia E. Ward; one daughter, Shirley Ward Gaylord
of Aurora; one son, Thomas Rondy Ward of Kenly; one sister, Louise Harmon of
Tarboro; two brothers, Horace Ward of Tarboro and Edward H. Ward of Richmond,
Va.; three grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends at Coley Funeral Home, Kenly, from 3-5 p.m.
Saturday.

Allen B. Wilcox Sr.
Allen Brian Wilcox Sr., 63, of 1000 Lee St. died Friday at Baptist Hospital,
Nashville, Tenn. The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Ken Taylor at 11 a.m.
Monday in the chapel of Thomas-Yelverton Funeral Service. Burial will follow in
Evergreen Memorial Gardens.
Surviving are his wife, Margaret Wilcox; one son, A. Brian Wilcox Jr. of
Nashville, Tenn.; three daughters, Karen L. Wilcox of Apopka, Fla., Sharon D.
Fritzsche of Highland, Calif., and Marsharee Wilcox of Hampstead, Md.; one
sister, Elizabeth Ann Jensen of Bryson City; four grandchildren; three
stepchildren; and eight stepgrandchildren.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7-8:30 p.m. Sunday.

Leon Brown III
March 1, 1982 May 8, 2001
Leon Brown III, 19, of 408 E. Gold St. died Tuesday at Wilson Medical Center.
The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Victor Baines at 1 p.m. Tuesday at
Bread of Life Family Worship Church, 910 Granger St. Burial will follow in Rest
Haven Cemetery.
Surviving are his parents, Beverly D. Brown of the home and Leon Brown Jr. of
Beaufort, S.C.; one brother, Eric T. Brown of the home; two half-brothers, Marc
Speaks of Beaufort, S.C., and Brian Finch of the home; three half-sisters,
Jasmine Finch and Stacey Beamon, both of Wilson, and Lavonia Speaks of Beaufort,
S.C.; maternal grandparents, the Rev. Randolph Finch and Glessie Finch of
Wilson; paternal grandparents, Bishop Leon Brown and Lula Bell Brown of
Beaufort, S.C.
The family will receive friends at Edwards Funeral Home, 805 E. Nash St., from
2-8 p.m. Monday, and at the residence one hour prior to the funeral.

Mary F. Amerson
Oct. 6, 1935 May 10, 2001
RALEIGH — Mary Frances “Fran” Amerson, 65, died Thursday. The funeral will be
conducted by the Rev. Tim Rabon at 11 a.m. Monday at First Free Will Baptist
Church, Raleigh. Burial will follow in Maplewood Cemetery.
She graduated from Charles L. Coon High School in Wilson, worked in accounting
and retired from the Department of Environment, Health and Natural Resources as
an accountant.
Survivors include her daughter; one brother; and several grandchildren.
The family will receive friends at the church from 10-11 a.m. Monday.
Arrangements are being handled by Brown-Wynne Funeral Home, 1701 E. Millbrook
Road, Raleigh.

May 14, 2001

Beatrice C. Narron
Aug. 25, 1921 May 13, 2001
MIDDLESEX — Beatrice Cooper Narron, 79, died Sunday at WakeMed, Raleigh. The
funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Jarred Scott and the Rev. Mark Creech at 3
p.m. Tuesday at Antioch Baptist Church. Entombment will follow in the church
cemetery.
Surviving are two daughters, Ann Kirby of Kenly and Linda Smith of Raleigh;
one son, Wayne Narron of Middlesex; two sisters, Cleo Renfrow and Leola Creech,
both of Kenly; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends at Parrish Funeral Home, Selma from 7-9
tonight.

Herbert C. Braswell
Dec. 23, 1913 May 11, 2001
Herbert Chester Braswell, 87, died Friday. The funeral was conducted by the
Rev. Ray Barnhill at 11 a.m. today at Joyner’s Funeral Home, 4100 U.S. 264 West.
Burial followed in Evergreen Memorial Gardens.
Surviving are his wife, Katie Bell Batten Braswell; one daughter, Margie Bowen
of Wilson; one son, Herbert Keith Braswell of Fuquay-Varina; one brother, Louis
Edward Braswell of Hampton, Va.; three grandchildren; and eight great-
grandchildren.

Iva Lee T. Watson
Jan. 28, 1915 May 11, 2001
Iva Lee Thorne Watson, 86, died Friday in Gastonia. A graveside service was
held Sunday at 2 p.m. in Maplewood Cemetery.
Surviving are one daughter, Carol Lee Watson Pilgrim of Belmont; three
grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Arrangements were handled by Joyner’s Funeral Home, 4100 U.S. 264 West.

Mary B. Holland
Mary Elizabeth Branch Holland, 91, a resident of Britthaven of Wilson, died
Friday. A graveside service will be conducted by the Rev. Cecil Coates at 2 p.m.
today in Woodlawn Memorial Park, Durham.
Surviving are her son, Dr. C. Wayne Holland of Wilson; and three
grandchildren.
The family will receive friends at Clements Funeral Home, Durham, today from
noon-1 p.m.
Local arrangements are being handled by Shingleton Funeral Home.

Veda T. Boykin
ELM CITY — Veda Tedder Boykin, 88, of 7403 Jobe Road died Saturday at Wilson
Medical Center. The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Timothy Creel and the
Rev. Harry Edwards at 2 p.m.Tuesday at Nobles Chapel Church. Burial will follow
in the church cemetery.
Surviving are one daughter, Gail Pittman of the home; three sons, James Boykin
of Wilson, Steven “Buddy” Boykin of Linthicum, Md., and William H. Boykin of
Tampa, Fla.; one sister, Lois Issette of Wilson; one brother, Joseph Tedder of
Wilson, 10 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends at Shingleton Funeral Home, 2407 W. Nash St.,
Wilson, from 7-9 tonight and at other times at 1706 Hillcrest Drive, Wilson.

Russell R. Collier
July 20, 1930 May 13, 2001
Russell Ray Collier, 70, died Sunday. A graveside service will be conducted by
the Rev. Ray Barnhill at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Evergreen Memorial Gardens.
Surviving are his wife, Doris Wilson Collier; and three sisters, Nellie C.
Bell of Morehead City, Elsie C. Hales of Kinston and Mildred C. Jordan of
Goldsboro.
The family will receive friends at Joyner’s Funeral Home, 4100 U.S. 264 West,
Tuesday from 7-9 p.m. and at other times at 1722 Hillcrest Drive.

McKendree L. Godwin
March 9, 1930 May 12, 2000
BENSON — McKendree L. “Mack” Godwin, 71, died Saturday at his residence. The
funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Don Williams and the Rev. Kendell Cameron
at 2 p.m. today at Rose & Graham Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in
Roselawn Cemetery.
Surviving are his wife; one daughter; two son; two sisters; four brothers,
including Walter Godwin of Wilson; and six grandchildren.

George L. Hooks III
FREMONT — George L. “Pete” Hooks III died Friday at his home. The funeral was
conducted by the Rev. William V. Grisham at 11 a.m. today at First Baptist
Church of Rocky Mount. Burial will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. in Forsyth Memorial
Gardens, Winston-Salem.
Surviving are his wife, Gail S. Hooks; one daughter, April H. Allman of
Jeffersonville, Ind.; one son, Blake D. Hooks of Shelby; and his father, George
L. Hooks Jr., of Rocky Mount.
Arrangements are being handled by Bowling Funeral Home, Rocky Mount.


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