Miscellaneous Wilson County, North Carolina Obituaries

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May 15, 2001

Noah H. Baker Jr.
May 18, 1943 May 14, 2001
FOUNTAIN — Noah Horace Baker Jr., 57, of 3962 Dunn Road died Monday at Pitt
County Memorial Hospital. The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at
Farmville Funeral Home Church Street Chapel. Burial will follow in Crestlawn
Memorial Gardens.
Surviving are his wife, Gloria Gardner Baker; one daughter, Susan Baker
Edwards of Fountain; one sister, Patsy Norville of Fountain; two brothers, Mike
Baker of Farmville and Ricky Baker of Greenville; and one grandchild.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7:30-9 tonight and at
other times at the home of Bobby and Patsy Norville, 4611 N.C. 222.

Ronnie L. Keen
Nov. 14, 1964 May 13, 2001
Ronnie Lee Keen, 36, of 4127 Arapahoe Drive died Sunday at his residence. The
funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Adrian Parkerson at 2 p.m. Wednesday at
Shingleton Funeral Home Chapel, 2407 W. Nash St.. Burial will follow in
Maplewood Cemetery.
Surviving are his wife, Karen Keen; one daughter, Lynnleigh Keen of the home;
one son, Dusty Lee Keen of the home; his mother, Shirley Wells of Wilson; and
one stepsister, Tina Wells of Wilson.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7-9 tonight and at
other times at 4100 Shawnee Road.

Balfour R. Keeter
ENFIELD — Balfour Ray Keeter, 80, died Monday. A graveside service will be
conducted by the Rev. David Phillips at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Elmwood Cemetery.
Surviving are his wife; two daughters; four sons, including Johnny Hall of
Sharpsburg; one sister; 12 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends at Letchworth Funeral Home, Scotland Neck from
7-8 tonight.

Rena H. Bramlett
Oct. 5, 1916 May 14, 2001
Rena Holiday Bramlett, 84, died Monday. The funeral will be held in Roanoke,
Ala., at a later date. Burial will be in Cedarwood Cemetery, Roanoke, Ala.
Her survivors include a sister, Melba H. Williams.
The family will receive friends at Joyner’s Funeral Home, 4100 U.S. 264 West,
Wednesday from 4-6 p.m.

May 16, 2001

Lillie M. Hepworth
March 25, 1917 May 16, 2001
Lillie Mae Hepworth, 84, died today. The funeral will be conducted by the Rev.
Tim Hopkins at 11 a.m. Friday at Joyner’s Funeral Home, 4100 U.S. 264 West.
Burial will follow in Maplewood Cemetery.
Surviving are her husband, Ralph Hepworth; two daughters, Lucille Vander Hoven
and Janice Sansone, both of Delaware; two sons, Joseph Bass of Wendell and
Donald Bass of New Jersey; two sisters, Polly Boykin and Dilley Pulley, both of
Wilson; 22 grandchildren; 42 great-grandchildren; and 12 great-great-
grandchildren.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home Thursday from 7-9 p.m. and
at other times at 518 Forest Road.

Ruth W. Owens
Ruth Wilder Owens, 80, of Apex, formerly of Wilson, died Monday at her home. A
graveside service will be conducted by the Rev. Tom Mack at 11 a.m. Thursday in
Rock Springs Church Cemetery, Louisburg.
Surviving are one daughter, Nancy Wilder of the home; one son, John A. Howell
of Franklinton; a stepdaughter, Tammy Owens Lee of Wilson; three sisters,
Kathryn Hayes of Franklinton, Hazel Wheless of Youngsville and Elesihine Wright
of Oxford; two brothers, A.C. Fuller of Louisburg and James Fuller of Warrenton;
and eight grandchildren.
The family will receive friends at Thomas-Yelverton Funeral Service, 2704 W.
Nash St., from 7-8:30 tonight.

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.

May 18, 2001

Willie Suggs
Nov. 27, 1919 May 16, 2001
Willie Suggs, 81, of 5752 N.C. 91 died Wednesday at Pitt County Memorial
Hospital, Greenville. The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Navarro Brown at
1 p.m. Saturday at Union Grove Free Will Baptist Church, 426 Apple Tree Road,
Stantonsburg. Burial will follow in Hamilton Burial Garden, Wilson.
Suggs was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He was retired from Herring Tractor Co.
and was a member of Union Grove Free Will Baptist Church.
Surviving are four daughters, Dorothy S. Kelley of Detroit, Thelma S. Exum of
Philadelphia, Joan S. Davis and Sheila S. Tee, both of Durham; one son, Willie
Earl Suggs of Durham; two sisters, Sallie Harper of Snow Hill and Bessie M.
Yelverton of Wilson; one brother, Jack Suggs of Washington, D.C.; eight
grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.
The body may be viewed at Hamilton Funeral Chapel, 726 S. Tarboro St., today
from 3-9 p.m. with the family receiving friends there from 7-8 p.m. and at other
times at the residence where they will assemble one hour before the funeral.

LeRoy B. Lamm
Aug. 10, 1921 May 16, 2001
ROCKWELL — Dr. LeRoy Barden Lamm, 79, a native of Wilson, died Wednesday at
his residence. A graveside service will be conducted by the Rev. James E. Milton
at 2 p.m. Saturday in Brookhill Memorial Gardens.
Lamm was a captain in the U.S. Army Medical Corps from 1947-1949. He was
hospital director and chief of psychiatry at the Veterans Administration
Hospital of Salisbury from 1975 until he retired in 1986.
Surviving are two daughters, Mary Florence Lamm of Orlando, Fla., and Monica
Ann Lamm of Winston-Salem; and one son, Wiley Barden Lmm of Rockwell.
Arrangements are being handled by Powles Funeral Home.

May 19, 2001

Annie G. Sharpe
Annie Gray Sharpe, 42, died Thursday at Wilson Medical Center. The funeral
will be conducted by Bishop Robert Gorham at 2 p.m. Monday at Wilson Chapel Free
Will Baptist Church. Burial will follow in Rest Haven Cemetery.
Surviving are three daughters, Nikia Sharpe, Keshone Sharpe and Teshone
Sharpe, all of Wilson; father, Jessie Knight of Washington, D.C.; six sisters,
Minnie Jones, Nellie Braswell, Linda Knight, Diane Knight and Peggy Ellis, all
of Wilson, and Selena Knight of Washington, D.C.; four brothers, James Sharpe,
Carlson Knight and Jimmie Earl Knight, all of Wilson, and Jessie Knight Jr. of
Washington, D.C.; and one grandchild.
The family will be at the residence, where they will assemble one hour prior
to the funeral.
Arrangements by King & Darden Funeral Home, 325 E. Nash St.

Janis S. Richardson
Dec. 27, 1945 May 18, 2001
Janis S. Richardson, 55, died Friday. The memorial service will be at 6 p.m.
Sunday at Joyner’s Funeral Home, 4100 U.S. 264 West.
Surviving are her husband, James Richardson; one daughter, Darlene Sessoms of
Burlington; one son, Alan Ritter of Burlington; one stepdaughter, Jackie Ward of
Zebulon; five grandchildren; and two stepgrandchildren.

David Woodard
BILOXI, Miss. — Master Sgt. David Woodard, U.S. Air Force-retired, 49, died
Thursday. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Pass Road Chapel of
Bradford-O’Keefe Funeral Home in Biloxi. Burial will follow in the Biloxi
National Cemetery with full military honors.
Woodard, a Wilson native, retired after 24 years of military service.
Surviving are his wife, Glenda Woodard; one daughter, Shanita Woodard of
Houston; one son, Steven McDuffie of Wilson; parents, Johnny and Hattie Barnes
Woodard of Wilson; four sisters, Peggy Ann Woodard, Veronica Diane Faison,
Sherry Lee Lucas and Margaret Jean Evans, all of Wilson; four brothers, Johnny
Woodard Jr., Charles Lee and Timothy Lee, both of Wilson, and Linus Ray of
Hinesville, Ga.
The family will be at the chapel one hour before the funeral.

May 21, 2001

James Shipman Jr.
Nov. 8, 1934 May 17, 2001
James Shipman Jr., 66, of 919 Poplar St. died Thursday at Wilson Medical
Center. The funeral will be conducted by Elder Marvin Taylor at 2 p.m. Wednesday
at Hamilton Funeral Chapel, 726 S. Tarboro St. Burial will follow in Hamilton
Burial Garden.
Shipman was retired from Carolina Chemical Corporation and was a member of
Marshal Lodge No. 297 of Elks.
Surviving are one sister, Christine Shipman of the home; two nieces, Diann
Eason and Mary Ann Shipman, both of Wilson, whom he reared; and one nephew, Tony
Shipman of Wilson, whom he reared.
The body may be viewed at the funeral home Tuesday from 3-9 p.m. The family
will receive friends at the residence where they will assemble one hour before
the funeral.

Viola E. Sherrod
Dec. 1, 1925 May 18, 2001
Viola Edwards Sherrod, 75, of 51 Lane Road, Stantonsburg died Friday at her
residence. The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Odell Forte at 2 p.m.
Wednesday at First Baptist Church, 6161 Lucama Road, Lucama. Burial will follow
in Hamilton Burial Garden, Wilson.
She was retired from Honeycutt’s Restaurant and was a member of First Baptist
Church of Lucama where she served in the senior choir and a member of the Loyal
Leisure Senior Citizens Club.
Surviving are two daughters, Mattie S. Williams of Stantonsburg and Eloise S.
Adams of Wilson; six sons, Thomas R. Sherrod and David L. Sherrod, both of
Newark, N.J., Richard A. Sherrod of Atlanta, Ga., Henry L. Sherrod of Lucama,
Charles Sherrod of Elm City and Gary L. Sherrod of the home; 30 grandchildren;
and 33 great-grandchildren.
The body may be viewed at Hamilton Funeral Chapel, 726 S. Tarboro St., Tuesday
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.

C. Wayman Sasser
C. Wayman Sasser, 85, of Kinston, formerly of Wilson, died Friday. The funeral
will be conducted by the Rev. William Presnell and Dan Jones at 11 a.m.
Wednesday at First United Methodist Church.
Sasser was a commissioned officer in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He was
retired from E.I. DuPont, Chattanooga, Tenn.
Surviving are two sons, Charles W, Sasser Jr., of Spartanburg, S.C. and
Herbert B. Sasser of Kinston; a sister, Virginia S. Winborne of Silver Spring,
Md.; and five grandchildren.
The family will receive friends at Thomas-Yelverton Funeral Service, 2704 W.
Nash St., Tuesday from 7-8:30 p.m.

Paul R. Burnette
Feb. 6, 1924 May 19, 2001
Paul Ricks Burnette, 77, of 6538 E. Wilson St., Fountain died Saturday at
Beverly Healthcare, Greenville. A graveside service was conducted by the Rev.
Claude Andrews at 11 a.m. today in Forest Hills Cemetery, Farmville.
Burnette was a member of Fountain Presbyterian Church. He was a U.S. Navy
veteran of World War II. He was a retired buyer for Leggett and Myers Tobacco
Company.
Surviving are his wife, Mary Emma Jefferson Burnette; two daughters, Mary
Paula Boswell of Virginia Beach, Va. and Cara B. Winstead of Apex; one son,
George Burnette of Fountain; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Arrangements were handled by Farmville Funeral Home.

Mary F. Knox
DURHAM — Mary Frances Knox, 72, a native of Wilson, died Sunday at Durham
Regional Hospital. The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Robert Phillips at
2 p.m. Wednesday in Woodlawn Memorial Park.
Surviving are her husband, Millard Ray Knox; one daughter, Sandie K.
Tharrington of Durham; one son, Jeffrey “Jeff” Knox of Durham; four sisters,
Myrtle Goff, Virginia Hawley, Bess Nichols and Nancy Russell, all of Wilson; one
brother, Newman Parris of Wilson; two grandchildren; three step-grandchildren;
and one step-great-granddaughter.
The family will receive friends at Hudson Funeral Home Tuesday from 7-9 p.m.
and at other times at the home Jeff and Judy Knox, 201 S. Adams St.

Katie N. Massey
NEWTON GROVE — Katie N. Massey, 64, died Saturday at her residence. A
graveside service will be conducted by the Rev. J.S. Norman at 10 a.m. Tuesday
in Hillcrest Cemetery.
Surviving are her husband; one daughter; two stepdaughters; two sons,
including Scott Reason of Wilson; one stepson; three sisters, including Brenda
Radford of Stantonsburg; one brother; and 11 grandchildren.
The family will receive friends at 285 Massey Road from 6-9 tonight.
Arrangements are being handled by West & Dunn Funeral Home.

Winifred W. Ballard
Dec. 19, 1926 May 20, 2001
Winifred “Winnie” Walker Sharpe Ballard, 74, died Sunday. A graveside service
will be conducted by the Rev. James McKinnon and the Rev. Phil Baucom at 11 a.m.
Tuesday in Maplewood Cemetery.
She was a retired teacher with Wilson County Schools and Wilson Technical
Community College.
Surviving are one daughter, Frances Ballard Humphrey of Roswell, Ga.; one son,
Lawrence Gaylord Ballard III of Elm City; one brother, John Lloyd Sharpe Jr. of
Elm City; three grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
The family will receive friends at Joyner’s Funeral Home, 4100 U.S. 264 West,
from 7-8:30 tonight.

May 22, 2001

Jeanie P. Joyner
TARBORO — Jeanie Pigg Joyner, 47, formerly of Wilson, died Sunday. The funeral
will be conducted by the Rev. Noah Howard at 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Michael’s
Episcopal Church. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery.
Surviving are her husband, Mel Joyner; two daughters, Melissa Joyner and Becky
Joyner, both of the home; one son, Ches Joyner of the home; her mother, Carolyn
L. Pigg of Tarboro; three sisters, Teala Robinson, Deanie Coker and Tammie
Leggett, all of Tarboro; and four brothers, David W. Pigg, Robin Pigg, Robert
“Bobby Dee” Pigg and Jay Pigg, all of Tarboro.
The family will receive friends at Carlisle Funeral Home from 7-9 tonight.

Eliza B. Williams
Feb. 2, 1912 May 17, 2001
WALSTONBURG — Eliza Lucinda Beamon Williams, 89, of 161 Holloman Lane died
Thursday at Pitt County Memorial Hospital, Greenville. The funeral will be
conducted by the Rev. Andre Gorham at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at St. Delight
Missionary Baptist Church. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
She was a member of St. Delight Missionary Baptist Church.
Surviving are seven daughters, Bernice Williams of the home, Remonia Sutton of
Snow Hill, Mercie Suggs, Willie B. Coley and Faye Gorham, all of Walstonburg,
Dorothy Huggins of Wilson and Joyce Atkinson of Durham; one son, Bill Williams
Jr. of Washington, D.C.; two sisters, Lizzie Fleming and Mary Artis, both of
Wilson; 30 grandchildren; 50 great-grandchildren; and 27 great-great-
grandchildren.
The body may be viewed at Hamilton Funeral Chapel, 726 S. Tarboro St.,
Wednesday from 3-9 p.m. The family will receive friends at the residence where
they will assemble one hour before the funeral.

Genever P. Dement
May 12, 1910 May 21, 2001
BAILEY — Genever Perry Dement, 91, died Monday. The funeral will be conducted
by the Rev. Duane Caldwell at 11 a.m. Thursday at Bailey Baptist Church. Burial
will follow in Bailey Cemetery.
Surviving are three daughters, Margaret Wester of Wilson, Melvalene Godwin of
Virginia Beach and Connie Hughes of Bailey; two sisters, Thelma Moneyhan of
Fayetteville and Bessie High of Sims; one brother, Jerry Perry of Bailey; 12
grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends at Joyner’s Funeral Home, 4100 U.S. 264 West,
Wednesday from 7-9 p.m. and at other times at 6215 Pine St., Bailey.

Rynne A. Edwards
Dec. 15, 1930 May 21, 2001
RALEIGH — Rynne Allen Edwards, 70, a native of Middlesex, died Monday at
Hospice of Rex Hospital. The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Brown-
Wynne Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Raleigh Memorial Park.
Surviving are her husband, Robert Earl Edwards; a daughter, Denise Brooks of
Raleigh; a son, Doug Edwards of Roswell, Ga.; a sister, Tilley Keicher of Cary;
two brothers, Colton Allen of Stone Mountain, Ga., Warner Allen of Raleigh; and
three grandchildren.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7-8:30 tonight.

Terry L. Williams
April 21, 1959 May 19, 2001
SHARPSBURG — Terry L. Williams, 42, died Saturday. The funeral will be
conducted by the Rev. William V. Grisham at 2 p.m. today at Johnson Funeral
Home, Sunset Avenue, Rocky Mount. Burial will follow in Cedar Grove Cemetery,
Elm City.
Surviving are his mother, Peggy Rogers Williams Marks of Rocky Mount; two
sisters, Debbie Whitley and Darlene Hale, both of Rocky Mount; and two
brothers, Willard E. Williams Jr. of Rocky Mount and Randy R. Williams of
Nashua, N.H.

May 23, 2001

William I. Evans
BALTIMORE — The funeral for William Issac Evans, formerly of Wilson, N.C.,
will be conducted by the Rev. Clifton Johnson at 11 a.m. Thursday at Mount
Pleasant Baptist Church.
Surviving are two sisters, Phenia Stevens of Kenly, N.C., and Willie Pitt of
Baltimore; and one brother, Sam Evans of Goldsboro, N.C.
The family will receive friends at the church Thursday at 10:30 a.m.

Dwight E. Jackson
March 29, 1949 May 22, 2001
Dwight Everette Jackson, 52, of Nashville died Tuesday. A graveside service
will be conducted by the Rev. Earl Glenn at 11 a.m. Thursday in Evergreen
Memorial Gardens.
Surviving are his wife, Regina L. Jackson; two daughters, Shay J. Vick and
Brooke J. Swartzfager, both of Wilson; one son, Brandon Everette Jackson of
Rocky Mount; his mother, Ramona B. Jackson of Wilson; two brothers, Dennis
Markell Jackson and Dan Kent Jackson, both of Wilson; and one grandson.
The family will receive friends at Joyner’s Funeral Home, 4100 U.S. 264 West,
from 7-9 tonight.

Cora L. Boyette
RALEIGH — Cora Lee Boyette, 83, died Monday. A graveside service will be held
at 11 a.m. Friday in Raleigh Memorial Park.
Surviving are two sons; three brothers, Vernon Aycock and Charles Aycock, both
of Stantonsburg, and S.H. Aycock of Farmville.
The family will receive friends at Mitchell Funeral Home Thursday from 7-9
p.m.

Mary R. Sullivan
July 8, 1920 May 21,2001
RALEIGH — Mary Ellen Rowe Sullivan, 80, died Monday. The funeral will be held
at 2 p.m. Thursday at Bryan-Lee Funeral Chapel.
Surviving are her husband; one son; one sister; and one brother, John Wesley
Rowe of Kenly.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7-9 tonight.

Gaynelle H. Winstead
May 27, 1917 May 24, 2001
Gaynelle Harper Winstead of Cary, formerly of Farmville, died Sunday at Rex
Hospital. The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. James and Joan Egea at 2
p.m. Thursday at Farmville Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Hollywood
Cemetery, Farmville.
Surviving are one daughter, Gay Winstead of Cary; two sons, Wade H. Winstead
of New Bern and Guy Winstead of Cary; a sister, Ruby Suggs of Raleigh ; three
grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Hazel C. Lucas
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Hazel C. Lucas, a native of Wilson, N.C., died Thursday.
The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Macedonia Community Church. Burial
will follow in Fort Lincoln Cemetery, Brentwood, Md.
Surviving are three children Brenda Clark, James and Bobby Lucas; two sisters,
Mary Beckwith and Susan Pettiway; one brother, John Beckwith; and five
grandchildren.
The family will receive friends at the church Friday from 10-11 a.m.
Arrangements are being handled by The House of Williams.

May 24, 2001

Jean M. Moss
Jean Moore Moss of Emerald Isle died Tuesday at Harborview Health Care
Center, Morehead City. A memorial service will be conducted by the Rev. Lynn
White and the Rev. David Griffin at 2 p.m. Friday at FirstChristian Church,
Wilson.
Surviving are a daughter, Margaret Moss Boles of Greenville; two sons, William
Cob Moss Jr. of Beaufort and Benjamin Baias Moss of Cape Carteret; two sisters,
Alma Moore Vazanna of Manhattan Beach, Calif., and Elizabeth Moore Eason of
Wilson; and two grandchildren.
The family will receive friends in the church parlor following the services.
Arrangements are being handled by Munden Funeral Home & Crematory, Morehead
City.

Billy R. Johnson
Feb. 28, 1948 May 20, 2001
Billy Ray Johnson, 53, of Raleigh, formerly of Wilson, died Tuesday at the
Veterans Administration Hospital, Durham. The funeral will be conducted by the
Rev. Odell Forte at 2 p.m. Saturday at Hamilton Funeral Chapel, 726 S. Tarboro
St. Burial will follow in Rest Haven Cemetery.
Johnson was a veteran of the U.S. Army with 19 years of service.
Surviving are his wife, Carstella Johnson; three daughters, Monquitta Ward of
Goldsboro, Shauntessa Johnson and Iris Johnson, both of Raleigh; one son,
William Ward of California; two sisters, Betty Exum of Irvington, N.J., Judie
Herring of Wilson; five brothers, Daniel Johnson of Newark, N.J., Ernest Lee
Johnson of Youngsville, Lee Roy Johnson and Jonah Johnson, both of Durham, and
Marvin Johnson of Hampton, Va.; and three grandchildren.
The body may be viewed at Hamilton Funeral Chapel, 726 S. Tarboro St., Friday
from 3-9 p.m. with the family receiving friends there from 7-8 p.m. and at other
times at 804 Belmont Ave. where they will assemble one hour before the funeral.

Geraldine C. Tremblay
Geraldine A. Cabral Tremblay, 53, of Pebble Beach Circle died Wednesday at
Duke Medical Center, Durham. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday
at The Church of St. Therese, 700 W. Nash St.
She was a teacher at St. Therese Catholic School.
Surviving are her husband, Henry Tremblay Jr.; two sons, David M. Tremblay of
Miami, Fla., and Michael s. Tremblay of Wilson; her parents, Anthony J. and
Grace E. Lockwood Cabral of Providence, R.I.; and one sister, Christine M.
Sullivan of Smithfield, R.I.
Arrangements are being handled by Anderson-Winfield Funeral Home, Greenville,
R.I.

W. Randolph Batchelor
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — Willie Randolph Batchelor, 68, a native of Nash County,
N.C., died Tuesday. The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Warren Wilson a t
3 p.m. Friday at Kellum Funeral Home, Rosewood Chapel. Burial will follow in
Rosewood Memorial Park with military honors.
Batchelor was retired from the U.S. Air Force with 20 years of service. He
served during the Korean and Vietnam wars. He received the Korean Service Medal
with five bronze stars, Presidential Unit Citation, National Defense Medal and
United Nations Service Medal. He was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post
392.
Surviving are his wife, Joyce A. Batchelor; two sons, Randolph Batchelor and
Brian Batchelor, both of Virginia Beach; a stepson, Donald K. Shaw Jr., of
Virginia Beach; four sisters, Mary Skinner and Peggy Gold, both of Rocky Mount,
N.C., Undine Lamm of Elm City, N.C., and Barbara Vick of Nashville, N.C.; a
brother, Horace Lee Batchelor of Virginia Beach; two grandchildren; and two
great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6-8 tonight.

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.

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.

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.

May 28, 2001

Vincent E. “Dick” Brooks
Oct. 15, 1916 May 26, 2001
Vincent E. “Dick” Brooks, 84, of 1217 W. Gold St., died Saturday. Dr. Doug
Murray and the Rev. Dan Hensley will officiate at the funeral at 11 a.m. Tuesday
at Maplewood Cemetery. Burial will follow.
Born in Richmond, Va., Brooks began work for Imperial Tobacco Co. in 1936 and
retired as its president in 1981. Surviving are his wife, Jacqueline Daniel
Brooks; two daughters, Jackie Faustino of Arlington, Texas, and Beth Broome of
Matthews; one son, Vince Brooks of Saxapahaw; four sisters, Virginia Ostrum and
Charlotte Goddin, both of Raleigh, Sue Ferrell of Wilson and Carol Willis of
Sanford; two brothers, Val Brooks of Nashville, Tenn., and Sid Brooks of Wilson;
and three grandchildren.
Visitation will be at the residence from 7 to 9 p.m. today.

E. Graham Jenkins
ZEBULON — Edward Graham Jenkins, 77, of 7725 Glory Road, Wendell, died Friday.
The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Zebulon Baptist Church. Burial will
follow in Gethsemane Memorial Gardens.
He was a member of Zebulon Baptist Church for over 40 years and served as
deacon and secretary of the Sunday School Department. A veteran of two years
service in the U.S. Navy during World II, he worked 20 years for J.T. Davenport
& Co. and many years for W.B. Bunn Co.
Surviving are his wife, Mattie Ruth Jenkins; a daughter, Pam Henderson of
Wendell; a son, Wayne Jenkins of Huntsville, Ala.; two brothers, Otha Jenkins
and Robert Jenkins, both of Wilson; and two grandsons.
Visitation will be from 7 to 9 p.m. today at Family Funeral Care, 1201 N.
Arendell Ave., Zebulon.

Senath Hortense Webb
Senath Hortense Webb, 93, died Sunday at Britthaven in Wilson. The Rev. Ray
Barnhill will conduct graveside services at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Evergreen
Memorial Gardens.
A Wilson County native, she was a nurse for many years at Wilson Memorial
Hospital and a member of Forest Hills Baptist Church.
Survivors include nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends at the graveside and, at other times, at 509
Poe St.

Melvin “Jay-Jay” Reid
DECATUR, Ga. — Melvin Claudell “Jay-Jay” Reid, 30, of Decatur and formerly of
Wilson, N.C., died May 21. The Rev. Gail Speight will conduct the funeral
Wednesday at 3 p.m. at Wilson Chapel Free Will Baptist Church, 513 E. Barnes St.
Burial will follow in Hamilton Burial Garden, Lane St. Extension.
He was employed as a computer technician in Atlanta.
Surviving are his mother, Rosa James of New York, N.Y.; his father, James
Dublin of New York, N.Y.; and his sister, Waketa James of New York, N.Y.
The body may be viewed Tuesday from 3 to 9:30 p.m. at Hamilton Funeral Chapel.
726 S. Tarboro St., with the family receiving friends there from 8:15 to 9:15
p.m. At other times, the family will receive friends at 5206 Ricks Court, where
they will assemble one hour prior to the service in preparation for the funeral
procession.

Carrie Lee Bell Mix
Carrie Lee Bell Mix, 71, of 213 Broad St., died Thursday at Nash Grove Manor
in Nashville. Elder Albert J. Lucas Jr. will officiate at the funeral at 1 p.m.
Wednesday at Hamilton Funeral Chapel, 726 S. Tarboro St. Burial will follow in
Rest Haven Cemetery, Lane St. Extension.
Surviving are her husband, Leslie Mix of Stantonsburg; three sisters, Addie
Hopkins and Bertha Jean Artis, both of Wilson, and Genevieve Tillery of Rocky
Mount; one brother, James Lancaster of Wilson; and three grandchildren.
The body may be viewed from 3 to 9:30 p.m. Tuesday at Hamilton Funeral Chapel,
726 S. Tarboro St.. The family will receive friends there from 7 to 8 p.m. and,
at other times, at 308 Daniels St., where they will assemble one hour prior to
the service in preparation for the funeral procession.

May 29, 2001

Joyce S. Waddell
Joyce Stancil Waddell, 65, of 7645 Springhill Church Road, Lucama, died
Sunday. The funeral will be at 3 p.m. today at St. Mary’s FWB Church. Burial
will follow in the Alfred Waddell Family Cemetery near the home.
Surviving are her husband, Alfred Waddell; two daughters, Cynthia Thigpen and
Susan Alford, both of Lucama; three sisters, Erma Wiggs of Pine Level, Lois
Barfield of Lucama and Wanda Wilson of Wilmington; three brothers, Kenneth
Stancil and Carl Stancil, both of Kenly, and George Stancil of Four Oaks; and
four grandchildren.

Marie A. Johnson
Marie Aycock Johnson, 72, of 1219 Buck Swamp Road, Pikeville, died Sunday at
Kitty Askins Hospice Center. The funeral will be conducted by Dr. Billy Yawn at
3 p.m. Wednesday at Seymour Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Evergreen
Memorial Cemetery.
A native of Wilson County, she taught school for 44 years at Rosewood High
School and retired from the business department at Wayne Community College. She
was a 1951 graduate of East Carolina University and attended Union Grove FWB
Church. She was also a member of Woodmen of the World.
Surviving are her husband, Dee Johnson; and two sisters, Mildred A. Murry of
Virginia Beach, Va., and Marceline A. Moore of Washington, N.C.
The family will receive friends from 7-9 tonight at Seymour Funeral Home and
other times at the residence.

Matthew S. Godwin
May 26, 2001 May 26, 2001
Matthew Shane Godwin died Saturday. The funeral will be conducted by the Rev.
Larry Ball at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Black Creek Cemetery.
Surviving are his parents, Shanon and Angela Godwin; one sister, Lindsey
Godwin of the home; and grandparents, William and Carolyn Burress of Kenly and
Judy Godwin of Wilson.
Visitation will be from 7-9 tonight at Joyner’s Funeral Home, 4100 US 264
West.

Franklin D. Parnell
Aug. 11, 1932 May 28, 2001
Franklin David Parnell, 68, died Monday. The funeral will be conducted by the
Rev. Wayne Whitley at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Joyner’s Funeral Home, 4100 US 264
West. Burial will follow at Evergreen Memorial Gardens.
Surviving are his wife, Ethel R. Parnell; one daughter, Patrece P. Sasser of
Zebulon; one sister, Alease Newcomb of Stantonsburg; and one grandchild.
Visitation will be from 7-9 tonight at the funeral home.

Derrick Joyner
June 2, 1955 May 27, 2001
Derrick Joyner, 45, of 3310 Brook Lane, died Sunday at Wilson Medical Center.
The funeral will be conducted by Willie E. Hill Sr. at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the
L.N. Forbes Original FWB Tabernacle, 1800 Lane St. Extension. Burial will follow
in Rest Haven Cemetery.
Joyner was employed at Nucor and was a deacon at Wynn’s Chapel FWB Church, Elm
City.
Surviving are his wife, Angela M. Joyner; one son, Al Atkinson of Wilson; six
sisters, Elsie Jenkins and Joan Speight, both of Wilson, Gloria Ricks of
Sharpsburg, Carolyn Joyner of Elm City, Gealor Hinton of Tarboro and Barbara
Alstyne of Newark, N.J.; one brother, Elvert Joyner of Selma; and grandmother,
Ida M. Benjamin of Elm City.
The body may be viewed from 3-9:30 tonight at Hamilton Funeral Chapel, 726 S.
Tarboro St. The family will receive friends at the residence one hour prior to
the service.

Billy L. Baines
July 24, 1945 May 27, 2001
Billy Lester Baines, 55, of 5218 St. Rose Church Road, Sims, died Sunday at
Wake Medical Center, Raleigh. The funeral will be conducted by Donald Loftin at
1 p.m. Thursday at the Flat Rock Church of Christ, 6730 Flat Rock Road, Sims.
Burial will follow in the Sane-Williamson Cemetery in Wilson.
Surviving are his wife, Jannie Ruth Baines of Enoree, S.C.; one daughter,
Patricia B. Speaks of Enoree, S.C.; one son, Billy Baines Jr. of Enoree, S.C.;
two sisters, Lois A. Grayson of Brooklyn, N.Y., and Laverne Baines of Sims; two
brothers, Bruce Baines and Vernon L. Baines; and three grandchildren.
The body may be viewed at Hamilton Funeral Chapel, 726 S. Tarboro St.,
Wednesday from 3-9 p.m. The family will receive friends there from 7-8 p.m. and
at other times at the residence where they will assemble one hour prior to the
service.

Melvin “Jay” Reid
DECATUR, Ga. — Melvin Claudell “Jay” Reid, 30, of Decatur and formerly of
Wilson, N.C., died May 21. The Rev. Gail Speight will conduct the funeral
Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Wilson Chapel Free Will Baptist Church, 513 E. Barnes St.
Burial will follow in Hamilton Burial Garden, Lane St. Extension.
He was employed as a computer technician in Atlanta.
Surviving are his mother, Rosa James of Brooklyn, N.Y.; his father, James
Dublin of New York; and his sister, Waketa James of Brooklyn, N.Y.
The body may be viewed Tuesday from 3 to 9:30 p.m. at Hamilton Funeral Chapel,
726 S. Tarboro St., with the family receiving friends there from 8:15 to 9:15
p.m. At other times, the family will receive friends at 2506 Ricks Court, where
they will assemble one hour prior to the service in preparation for the funeral
procession.

Claude K. Whitley
Claude K. Whitley, 78, of 6759 Good News Church Road, Stantonsburg, died
Sunday at his home. The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Johnnie Hudson at
2 p.m. Wednesday at Shingleton Funeral Chapel. Burial will follow in Evergreen
Memorial Gardens.
Surviving are his wife, Essie P. Whitley; three daughters, Carolyn Cooley of
Farmville, Frances Mercer of Stantonsburg and Pam Ford of Catawba, Va.; one son,
James C. Whitley of Stantonsburg; one brother, Curtis H. Whitley of Tarboro; 11
grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends from 7-9 tonight at Shingleton Funeral Home,
2407 W. Nash St. and at other times at the home.

Lucas A. “Clitty” Hawks
NORLINA - Lucas Allen “Clitty” Hawks, 75, of Norlina, died Saturday at Maria
Parham Hospital. The funeral was conducted by the Rev. Bryan Huffman and the
Rev. Jim Bailey Monday at the Norlina Methodist Church. Burial followed in the
Hundley Family Cemetery in Norlina.
Hawks worked for the N.C. Department of Transportation for 25 years. He was a
member of Norlina Methodist Church and the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
Surviving are his wife, Alice H. Hawks; one daughter, Vickie H. Bissette of
Wilson; one son, Allen J. Hawks of Mebane; and four grandchildren.
Arrangements are being handled by the Blaylock Funeral Home, 203 N. Front St.,
Warrenton.

Correction
The correct place of burial For Carrie Lee Bell Mix is in Hamilton Burial
Garden, not Rest Haven Cemetery.
The Wilson Daily Times regrets the error.

May 30, 2001

Oliver G. Rand Jr.
Nov. 9, 1931 May 27, 2001
NAOLA, Va. — Oliver G. Rand Jr., 69, a native of Wilson, N.C., died Sunday at
Virginia Baptist Hospital. A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at
Cornerstone Baptist Church.
Rand was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War. He was a Sunday School teacher
at Mount Tabor United Methodist Church, Agricola, Va., and Cornerstone Baptist
Church.
Surviving are his wife, Bertha Hall Rand; a son, Oliver Gray Rand III of
Seattle; a brother, William R. Rand of Wilson, N.C.; and two grandsons.
Arrangements are being handled by Carder-Tharp Funeral Home, Bedford.

Elizabeth J. Merritt
April 23, 1907 May 29, 2001
Elizabeth L. “Lizzie” Jones Merritt, 94, of 311 S. Main St., Stantonsburg,
died Tuesday at her residence. The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Joseph
C. Yates at 3 p.m. Friday at Thomas-Yelverton Funeral Chapel, 2704 W. Nash St.
Burial will follow in Evergreen Memorial Gardens.
She was a member of Saratoga Free Will Baptist Church where she was a lifetime
member of the Ladies Auxiliary.
Surviving are three daughters, Barbara M. Gardner, Frankie Jean M. Braswell
and Patsy M. H. Lilies, all of Stantonsburg; a sister, Vivian J. Kelly of
Norfolk, Va.; two grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and two great-great-
grandchildren.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home Thursday from 7-9 p.m. and
at other times at the residence.

Mary J. Coleman
Oct. 15, 1918 May 25, 2001
Elder Mary J. “Tip” Coleman, 82, of 6310 Boykin Road died Friday at Kitty
Askins Hospice Center, Goldsboro. The funeral will be conducted by the Rev.
Elouise Sessoms at noon Friday at Atkins Memorial Tabernacle, 6740 Rock Ridge
Road, Sims. Burial will follow in the Coleman Family Cemetery.
She was founder and pastor of St. Mark Apostolic Holiness Church for over 30
years.
Surviving are her husband, William H. Coleman; a daughter, Cathy J. Ward of
Wilson; three sisters, Blanche J. Taylor and Doris J. Coley, both of Wilson, and
Maggie J. McFadden of Baltimore; five stepdaughters, Martha Coleman of the home,
Sallie C. Henson of Forestville, Md., Remetro C. Thomas of Capitol Heights, Md.,
Mildred C. Swailes of Dale City, Va., and Elsie C. Thompson of Temple Hill, Md.;
and two stepsons, Clarence Coleman of Wilson and George Coleman of Upper
Marlboro, Md.
The body may be viewed at Edwards Funeral Home, 805 E. Nash St., Thursday from
2-4 p.m. and at the church from 6-9 p.m. The family will receive friends at the
church from 7-9 p.m. and at other times at the residence where they will
assemble one hour before the funeral.

May 31, 2001

James M. Hunter
Sept. 7, 1932 May 26, 2001
James Murphy Hunter, 68, of 2418 Bel Air Ave. died Saturday at his residence.
The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Hamilton Funeral Chapel, 726 S.
Tarboro St. Burial will follow in Rest Haven Cemetery.
Surviving are three daughters, Angela Hunter of Goldsboro, Judy Hunter of
Hinesville, Ga., and Christy Hunter of Jacksonville, Fla.; six sons, Rex Hunter,
Brooks Hunter and Jeffrey Hunter, all of Goldsboro, James Hunter Jr. of San
Diego, Calif., Michael Hunter of Chicago and Gary Hunter of National City,
Calif.; four sisters, Doris Exum, Mavis Best, Wilma Hunter and Thelma Hunter,
all of Washington, D.C.; and one brother, Leamon Hunter of Wilson.
The body may be viewed at the funeral home Friday from 3-9 p.m. The family
will receive friends at the residence and will assemble there one hour before
the funeral.

Rudolph Dickerson
July 12, 1935 May 25, 2001
Rudolph Dickerson, 65, of Chester, Pa., formerly of Wilson, died Friday. The
funeral will be conducted by Bishop James Leftwridge at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at
Hamilton Funeral Chapel, 726 S. Tarboro St. Burial will follow in Fremont
Cemetery.
Surviving are his mother, Elizabeth Croom Wells of Wilson; eight sisters, Mary
Pender, Barbara Blue, Pamela Bradberry, Teresa Howell and Doris Sauls, all of
Wilson, Mable Robinson of Chester, Pa., Dorothy Jenkins of Albany, Ga., and
Jenny Johnson of Princeton; six brothers, Huemilton Dickerson of Black Creek,
James Johnson and Johnnie Gray Johnson, both of Goldsboro, James Wells of
Benson, William Issac Wells of Wilson and Anthony Johnson of Chester, Pa.; and
his caregiver, Vince Lanno of Chester, Pa.
The body may be viewed at the funeral home Friday from 3-9 p.m. with the
family receiving friends there from 7-8 p.m. and at other times at 1906 Gee Lane
where they will assemble one hour before the funeral.

Lillian G. Harrell
Lillian Gooding Harrell, 92, died Wednesday. The funeral will be conducted by
the Rev. William Bussey and the Rev. Douglas Murray at 11 a.m. Friday at
Joyner’s Funeral Home, 4100 U.S. 264 West. Burial will follow with Eastern Star
rites in Maplewood Cemetery.
Surviving are two daughters, Gina Harrell and Joyce H. Lamm, both of Wilson;
and one grandson.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7-9 tonight and at
other times at the home.

Willie R. Farmer
Willie Roy “Booster” Farmer, 90, of 627 Benton St. died Saturday at Wilson
Medical Center. The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Thomas Cunningham at 1
p.m. Saturday at L.N. Forbes Original Free Will Baptist Tabernacle, 1800 Lane
St. Ext. Burial will follow in Rest Haven Cemetery.
Surviving are four daughters, Delores “Snap” Bell of Hyattsville, Md.,
Ernestine “Tina” Barnes and Betty Holloway, both of Wilson, and Lillie Cabarrus
of Roper; three sons, Charles J. Farmer and John “J.D.” Farmer, both of Wilson,
and Moses Farmer of Augusta, Ga.; 18 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and
one great-great-grandchild.
The body may be viewed at Edwards Funeral Home, 805 E. Nash St., Friday from
2-8 p.m. with the family receiving friends there from 7-8 p.m. and at other
times at 903 Parkside Drive where they will assemble one hour before the
funeral.

Alean M. Mooring
Aug. 13, 1915 May 31, 2001
Alean Minshew Mooring, 85, died today at the Brian Center. The funeral will be
conducted by the Rev. Eric Vernelson and the Rev. Calvin Craddock at 2 p.m.
Saturday at Joyner’s Funeral Home, 4100 U.S. 264 West. Burial will follow in
Maplewood Cemetery.
Surviving are two daughters, Helen M. Newcomb of Suffolk, Va., and Judy M.
Craddock of Winston-Salem; two sons, Joe E. Mooring of Wilson and David Mooring
of Elizabeth City; one brother, Lloyd Minshew of Salter Path; nine
grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home Friday from 7-9 p.m. and
at other times at 2213 Somerset Drive.


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