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November 15, 2000

Pheobe Wesley
NEWARK, N.J. — Pheobe Wesley, formerly of Wilson County, N.C., died Friday at
Columbus Hospital. The funeral was held today at Faith Temple Church, East
Orange. Burial followed in Fairmount Cemetery, Newark.
Surviving are four nieces.
Arrangements were handled by Perry’s Funeral Home.

Ella G. Freeman
BAILEY — Ella Griffin Freeman, 102, died Saturday. The funeral will be held at
2 p.m. Thursday at St. Mary Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ). Burial will
follow in Middlesex Memorial Garden.
Surviving are four daughters, Bertha Perry of Bailey, Lula Ferrell of Zebulon,
Alberta Ferrell and Beatrice Roseman of Durham; a son, Lumas Vick of Middlesex;
37 grandchildren; 112 great-grandchildren, 85, great-great-grandchildren; 15
great-great-great-grandchildren; and one great-great-great-great-grandchild.
The family will receive friends at William Toney’s Funeral Home, Spring Hope,
from 7-8 tonight.

Fate Lucas
Feb. 2, 1912 Nov. 9, 2000
Fate Lucas, 88, of Washington, D.C., formerly of Wilson, died Thursday. The
funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at Hamilton Funeral Chapel, 726 S. Tarboro
St. Burial will follow in Hamilton Burial Garden.
Surviving are two daughters, Barbara Hill and Priscilla Lucas Quattlebaum,
both of Washington, D.C.; one son, Scottie Lucas of Washington, D.C.; one
brother, Carse Lucas of Philadelphia; seven grandchildren; and five great-
grandchildren.
The family will assemble at the funeral home one hour before the funeral.

November 20, 2000

Mollie R. Boone
Nov. 14, 1916 Nov. 19, 2000
FARMVILLE — Mollie Rouse Boone, 84, died Sunday at 2706 Caroline Lane. The
funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Farmville Funeral Home Church Street
Chapel. Burial will follow in Crestlawn Memorial Gardens near Farmville.
Surviving are two daughters, Winnie Boone Askew and Lillie Boone Moots, both
of Farmville; 12 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7-9 tonight.

Sallie V. Robbins
Nov. 21, 1907 Nov. 18, 2000
Sallie Varnell Robbins, 92, of Elm City died Saturday. The funeral will be
conducted by the Rev. Kenneth Windham at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Joyner’s Funeral
Home, 4100 U.S. 264 West. Burial will follow in Maplewood Cemetery.
Surviving are four daughters, Frances R. Page of Bailey, Della R. Batts of Elm
City, Jean R. Williams of Chesapeake, Va., and Faye R. Taylor of Fayetteville;
two sons, Ernest “Red” Robbins of Winston-Salem and Dan W. Robbins of Elm City;
17 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7-9 tonight and at
other times at 6368 Stagecoach Road, Elm City.

Carl B. Jones
Nov. 18, 1927 Nov. 18, 2000
Carl Blake Jones, 73, died Saturday. The funeral will be conducted by the Rev.
Wayne King at 11 a.m. Tuesday at First Free Will Baptist Church. Burial will
follow in Evergreen Memorial Gardens.
Surviving are his wife, Hazel Boykin Jones; two daughters, Sue Bradford of
Kenly and Judy Liverman of Zebulon; three sons, Alfred Jones of Kenly, Jeffrey
Jones and Michael Jones, both of the home; one sister, Gennetti Strickland of
Kenly; one brother, Donald Jones of Princeton; eight grandchildren; and three
great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends at Joyner’s Funeral Home, 4100 U.S. 264 West,
from 7-9 tonight and at other times at 2217 Cockran St.

Roosevelt Ellis
Roosevelt Ellis, 84, a resident of Avante at Wilson, formerly of 1505 Coleman
St., died Friday at Wilson Medical Center. The funeral will be conducted by the
Rev. Paul Bryant at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Hamilton Funeral Chapel, 726 S. Tarboro
St. Burial will follow in Rest Haven Cemetery.
Ellis was retired from Clark Sawmill Company.
Surviving are one stepdaughter, Bettie Patterson of Wilson; one stepson, Eddie
Swinson of Wilson; 10 stepgrandchildren; and 20 stepgreat-grandchildren.
The body may be viewed at the funeral home Tuesday from 3-9 p.m. The family
will receive friends at 815 Graham St. and will assemble there one hour before
the funeral.

Lloyd F. Gay
FOUNTAIN — Lloyd Franklin Gay, 88, of 7393 N.C. 222 died Saturday at his home.
The funeral will be conducted by Elder Kenneth Windham and the Rev. Guy F. Owens
at 2 p.m. today at Farmville Funeral Home Church Street Chapel. Burial will
follow in Queen Anne Cemetery.
Gay attended Autrey’s Creek Primitive Baptist Church and was a retired farmer.
Surviving are two daughters, Betty Lou Gay Nethercutt of Fountain and Mary
Agnes Gay Wright of Wendell; one son, William Lloyd “Billy” Gay of Wilson; one
sister, Delma Gay Galloway of Wilson; one brother, Alley Gay of Norfolk, Va.;
five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

J. Michael Boykin
KENLY — J. Michael Boykin, 44, of 6018 C Kenly Court Apartments. died
Saturday. The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. today at Holly Springs Free Will
Baptist Church. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
Surviving are his son, Wayne Boykin of the home; his mother and stepfather,
Mary and Jerry Minshew of Kenly; two sisters, Pat B. Wall and Lou B. Carroll,
both of Kenly; and two brothers, Billy Boykin of Kenly and Bobby Boykin of
Grifton.
Arrangements are being handled by Coley Funeral Home.

Rudyard E. Vick
Rudyard E. Vick, 83, died Sunday at Wilson Medical Center. The funeral will be
conducted by the Rev. De Wayne Eakes at 4 p.m. Tuesday at Shingleton Funeral
Home Chapel, 2407 W. Nash St. Burial will follow in Bailey City Cemetery.
Surviving are his wife, Catherine Turner Vick; a daughter, Martha Jane Vick of
the home; two sons, Larry K. Vick of Candler and Rudy T. Vick of Lusby, Md.; a
sister, Margie V. Pace of Bailey; three grandchildren; one great-grandchild.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7-8 tonight.

Edward M. Bass
Edward M. Bass, 72, formerly of 4321 London Church Road, Elm City died
Saturday at Avante at Wilson. The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Shawn
Garnett at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Shingleton Funeral Home Chapel, 2407 W. Nash St.
Burial will follow in Evergreen Memorial Gardens.
Surviving are his sister, Thelma Whitehead of Elm City; and two brothers,
Robert Lee Bass of Roper and William Earl Bass of Elm City.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7-9 tonight and at
other times at 304 Wilson St., Elm City.

Alice T. Wilson
Alice Tedder Wilson, 76, of 1101 Bynum St. died Sunday. The funeral will be
conducted by the Rev. John Wenburg at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Maplewood Cemetery.
Surviving are a daughter, Edna Davis of Wilson; two sons, Danny Wilson and Don
Wilson, both of Wilson; two sisters, Harriet Aileen Perry of Sims and Leslie
Saleeby of Washington, N.C.; 11 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends Tuesday from 7-8:30 p.m. at Shingleton Funeral
Home Chapel, 2407 W. Nash St.

November 21, 2000

B. Dianne F. Bobbitt
Sept. 21, 1933 Nov. 21, 2000
B. Dianne Farmer Bobbitt, 67, died Monday at UNC Memorial Hospital. The
funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Charles Taylor and the Rev. Michael Cloer
at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Englewood Baptist Church. Burial will follow in Bailey
Cemetery.
Surviving are her husband, Vermell “Mel” Bobbitt; one daughter, Betsy Lynn
Bobbitt of Williamston; two sons, Mel Steven Bobbitt Sr. of Winterville and
David John Bobbitt of Bailey; one sister, Betsy Farmer Andrews of Rocky Mount;
and one grandson.
The family will receive friends at Bowling Funeral Home Chapel from 7-8:30
tonight.

Bobby F. Harris
SNOW HILL — Bobby Franklin Harris, 66, died Sunday at Pitt County Memorial
Hospital, Greenville. The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Frank Flowers
and the Rev. Tony Glass at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Taylor-Edwards Funeral Home.
Burial will follow in Snow Hill Cemetery.
Surviving are his wife, Jean Phipps Harris; a daughter, Kim Harris Tilghman of
Snow Hill; a son, Pat Harris of Snow Hill; a brother, Ted Harris of Snow Hill;
and three grandchildren.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7-9 tonight and at
other times at the residence, 3269 N.C. 91 North.

Lillie Mae B. Evans
Oct. 5, 1920 Nov. 19, 2000
Lillie Mae Brantley Evans, 80, of Elm City died Sunday. The funeral will be
conducted by the Rev. Shawn Garnet at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Pentecostal
Lighthouse, 4747 Lake Wilson Road. Burial will follow in Evergreen Memorial
Gardens.
Surviving are her husband, the Rev. Luther Evans; three daughters, Rose E.
Sutton and Mildred Louise E. Bennett, both of Elm City, and Ann E. Garnett Ellis
of Asheboro; two sisters, Kathy Pipkin of Wilson and Beatrice Jackson of
Concord; two brothers, Ernest Brantley of Concord and the Rev. Paul Brantley of
Goldsboro; six grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends at the church from 7-9 tonight and at other
times at 4408 London Church Road, Elm City.
Arrangements are being handled by Joyner’s Funeral Home, 4100 U.S. 264 West.

November 22, 2000

Eulas Edwards
Aug. 27, 1914 Nov. 17, 2000
Eulas Edwards, 86, died Nov. 17. A graveside service was conducted by the Rev.
Benny Poythress Monday in Evergreen Memorial Gardens.
Surviving are a son, Douglas Edwards of Wilson; three grandchildren; and three
great-grandchildren.
Arrangements were handled by Joyner’ Funeral Home, 4100 U.S. 264 West.

Thurman Carlyle
Sept. 30, 1931 Nov. 21, 2000
ZEBULON — Thurman “Toe-Joe” Carlyle, 69, died Tuesday at Wake Medical Center.
The funeral will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday at Family Funeral Care Norman Screws
Chapel. Burial will follow in Hollywood Cemetery, Middlesex.
Carlyle attended Middlesex Church of God.
His survivors include a daughter, Sheila Carlyle Puckett of Zebulon; and a
grandson.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7-9 tonight.

Bonnie B. Roberson
Sept. 22, 1949 Nov. 20, 2000
Bonnie Lucille Bottoms Roberson, 51, died Monday. The funeral will be
conducted by Joseph Mooring at 3:30 p.m. Friday at Joyner’s Funeral Home, 4100
U.S. 264 West.
Surviving are a son, Joey Lee Roberson of Baumholder, Germany; her father,
Bennie C. Bottoms of Wilson; stepmother, Jean Bottoms of Wilson; five sisters,
Venita Sue Bottoms of Black Creek, Kathy Dean Bottoms and Martha Kay Roberson,
both of Wilson, Marcell Joyner of Wilson and Terry Lynn Cunha of Chiopee, Mass.;
a stepbrother, Jamey Crumpler of Cary; and two grandchildren.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7-9 tonight and at
other times at 707 Church St., Black Creek.

November 23, 2000

Volena Wilson-Gear
May 25, 1939 Nov. 21, 2000
Volena Wilson-Gear, 61, of 1901 Lipscomb Road, Apt. C, died at her residence
Nov. 17. Bishop L.N. Perry will conduct the funeral at 2 p.m. Saturday at
Perry’s Temple Original Free Will Baptist Church, 5000 Tartt’s Mill Road. Burial
will follow in Hamilton Burial Garden.
Her survivors include three daughters, Deborah Hinnant, Lena Gear-Artis and
Pattie Gear, all of Wilson; four sons, Issac Gear of the home, John Gear of
Wilson, and James Gear Jr. and Roland Gear, both of Woodbridge, Va.; one
brother, John Wilson of Wilson; 14 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
The body may be viewed 3-9 p.m. Friday at Hamilton Funeral Chapel. The family
will be at the funeral home 7-8 p.m. Family will also receive friends at the
residence where they will assemble one hour before the funeral.

Nannse A. Babcock
TARBORO — Nannse Angela Babcock, 52, died Saturday. The Rev. Julian Thompson
will conduct the graveside service at 1 p.m. Friday at Greenwood Cemetery,
Tarboro.
Surviving are husband, Richard I. Babcock Jr.; two sons; one stepdaughter; two
stepsons; two sisters, Pattie Walston of Lucama and Katie Williams of Wilson;
two brothers; and six grandchildren.
Family will receive friends at Carlisle Funeral Home, 701 Hospital Drive,
Tarboro, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday.

James E. Ferrell
Aug. 18, 1919 Nov. 22, 2000
James E. “Shorty” Ferrell, 81, died Wednesday. The Rev. Ray Barnhill will
conduct the graveside service at Maplewood Cemetery at 2 p.m. Friday.
He was retired from Imperial Tobacco Company.
Surviving are his wife, Joyce Petway Ferrell; one daughter, Carolyn Finn of
Wilson; one son, Earl Ferrell of Rocky Mount; two sisters, Beatrice Pittman and
Myrtle Barnes, both Lucama; one stepsister, Rudy Overman of Lucama; three
grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Joyner’s Funeral Home.

Bernard B. Butts
Oct. 10, 1946 Nov. 19, 2000
Bernard Baldwin “Pete” Butts, 54, of Jacksonville, Fla., a Wilson native, died
Sunday at the Brian Center. Bishop M.W. Johnson will conduct the funeral
Saturday at noon at Edwards Funeral Home Chapel, 805 E. Nash St. Burial will
follow in Rest Haven Cemetery.
He is survived by one daughter, Debbie Bullock of Woodbridge, Va.; two sons,
Roderick K. Butts Sr. of Wendell and Sean K. Butts of Charlotte; mother, Irene
Baldwin Jackson of Goldsboro; one sister, Joyce DeJomett of Philadelphia; one
brother, Darryl Crouch of St. Louis; and four grandchildren.
The body may be viewed at Edwards Funeral Home Friday from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m.
The family will receive friends at 2021 Fieldcrest Road where they will assemble
one hour before the service.

November 24, 2000

David T. Goff
May 4, 1975 Nov. 22, 2000
David Tyler Goff, 25, died Wednesday. The funeral will be conducted by the
Rev. Ray Wells at 2 p.m. Sunday at Joyner’s Funeral Home, 4100 U.S. 264 West.
Burial will follow in Evergreen Memorial Gardens.
Goff was a member of the Wilson County Rescue Squad.
Surviving are his wife, Alicia Bryant Goff; and his parents, David Stuart and
Jean Bass Goff of Wilson.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home Saturday from 7-9 p.m.

Luther Watson
Oct. 28, 1924 Nov. 22, 2000
Luther “Reuben” Watson, 76, of Lucama died Wednesday. The funeral will be
conducted by the Rev. Sefton Strickland and Elder Rudy Jones at 2 p.m. Saturday
at Joyner’s Funeral Home, 4100 U.S. 264 West. Burial will follow in the Watson
Family Cemetery.
Watson was a veteran of World War II serving in Europe. He received the EAMET
Campaign with two Bronze Stars, Good Conduct, Purple Heart and Victory Medals.
Surviving are his wife, Eleanor Simpson Watson; a daughter, Charlene Parris of
Wilson; two sons, Tim Watson of Lucama and Jeff Watson of Wilson; a sister, Reba
Gardner of Wilson; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7-9 tonight and at
other times at 6229 Lloyd Road, Lucama.

Hattie T. Howell
Hattie Turner Howell, 85, died Wednesday at Wilson Medical Center. The funeral
will be conducted by the Rev. Eric Vernelson at 2 p.m. Saturday at Shingleton
Funeral Home Chapel, 2407 W. Nash St. Burial will follow in Evergreen Memorial
Gardens.
She was a retired physical therapist assistant with Wilson Clinic and was a
member of Living Faith Church.
Surviving are her husband, Berry J. Howell; two sons, Donnie R. Howell and
Dwight “Tommy” Howell, both of Wilson; six grandchildren; and five great-
grandchildren.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7-9 tonight and at
other times at 1108 S. Tarboro St.

Bertha Etheridge
Sept. 14, 1912 Nov. 21, 2000
Bertha Etheridge, 88, a resident of Avante at Wilson, formerly of 1214
Carolina St., died Tuesday. The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Batts at 2
p.m. Sunday at Union Grove Primitive Baptist Church. Burial will follow in
Hamilton Burial Garden.
Surviving are one daughter, Jeraldine Taylor of Wilson; one sister, Sarah
Melton of Wilson; Ruth N. Jones of Rocky Mount and Mattie M. Pearsall of
Brooklyn, N.Y., whom she reared; six grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.
The body may be viewed at Hamilton Funeral Chapel, 726 S. Tarboro St.,
Saturday from 3-9 p.m. with the family receiving friends there from 7-8 p.m. and
at other times at the residence where they will assemble one hour before the
funeral.

Marie Brown
Aug. 13, 1927 Nov. 21, 2000
MIDDLESEX — Marie Brown, 73, of 9130 Stoney Hill Church Road died Tuesday at
her residence. A memorial service will be conducted by the Rev. Tim Hopkins at 4
p.m. Saturday at Family Funeral Care Norman Screws Chapel.
Surviving are her daughter, Brenda Alford of Tennessee; a sister, Gladys
Whitley of Middlesex; and a brother, Earl Brantley of Middlesex.

Jeannette W. Braswell
Jeannette W. Braswell, 68, of 6331 Webb Lake Road, Elm City, died Thursday.
The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. David Varnell at 3 p.m. Sunday at
Thomas-Yelverton Funeral Service, 2704 W. Nash St. Burial will follow in
Evergreen Memorial Gardens.
Surviving are her husband, Joseph Edward Braswell; two sons, Randy Braswell
and Danny Braswell, both of Wilson; two brothers, Millard Webb of Sharpsburg and
Dallas Webb of Durham; seven grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home Saturday from 7-8:30 p.m.

November 25, 2000

T.R. Batten Sr.
SELMA — T.R. “Sonny” Batten Sr., 65, of 1683 Batten Farm Road died Friday. The
funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Earl Hammond and the Rev. Tim Stevens at 3
p.m. Sunday at Kenly Missionary Baptist Church. Entombment will follow in the
Batten family cemetery near Micro.
Batten was a retired businessman and owner of Micro Oil Company.
Surviving are his wife, Janice Hales Batten; two sons, T.R. “Sandy” Batten of
Micro and Jeff H. Batten of Smithfield; mother, Edith T. Batten of Micro; one
brother, Dr. Frank Batten of Wilson; three sisters, Scottie B. Peele and Jane B.
Coor, both of Micro, and Kathy B. Parrish of Selma; and three grandchildren.
The family will be at Coley Funeral Home in Kenly from 7-9 tonight.

Josephine L. Harrell
Josephine Lanier Harrell, 77, died Friday at Pitt Memorial Hospital. The
funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Larry Letchworth and the Rev. Harold
Swinson at 2 p.m. Monday at Thomas-Yelverton Funeral Home. Burial will follow in
Evergreen Memorial Gardens.
Surviving are her husband, Bill Harrell; two daughters, Nancy Josephs and
Deborah Barham, both of Wilson; two sons, Wade Pittman of Wilson and Ronald
Pittman of Princeton; one brother, Phillip Lanier of Winston-Salem; four
sisters, Minnie Marshall of Elm City, Nannie Mae Webb of Rocky Mount, Margaret
Whitehead of Elm City and Doris Todd of Palmetto, Fla.; 10 grandchildren; and
one great-grandchild.
The family will be at the funeral home Sunday night from 7-8:30 and other
times at 1104 Parkside Drive.

Roosevelt Hall
Roosevelt “Po Boy” Hall, 79, of 2314 Tranquil Drive, died Tuesday at his
residence. The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Paul Bryant at 1:30 p.m.
Sunday at Hamilton Funeral Chapel. Burial will follow in the Hamilton Burial
Garden, Lane Street Extension.
Hall, a Greene County native, retired from Armour Meat Packing Company and
later as a bus driver from the Wilson County schools.
Surviving are his wife, Bessie I. Hall; five sons, Roosevelt Hall Jr., and
Bennie Hall, both of Charlotte, Leander Hall of Colonial Heights, Va., Donald
Hall of Wilson and Leamon Hall of Richmond, Va.; two daughters, Shirley Atkinson
of the home and Bessie Cooper of Richmond, Va.; one brother, Odell Hall of Snow
Hill; one sister, Alma Cameron of Kinston; 17 grandchildren; and 19 great-
grandchildren.
Viewing from 3-9 today at Hamilton Funeral Chapel, 726 S. Tarboro St. The
family will be at the residence, where they will assemble one hour prior to the
funeral service.

Lorraine G. Godwin
RALEIGH — Lorraine Glover Godwin died Thursday. Graveside service will be held
at 2 p.m. Sunday in Montlawn Memorial Park.
She was retired from the North Carolina State Utilities Commission and was a
member of Milner Memorial Presbyterian Church.
Surviving are two daughters, Jane Godwin and Zoe Godwin, both of Raleigh; and
one sister, Marie G. Francis of Sims.
Arrangements by Brown-Wynne Funeral Home, Raleigh.

November, 27, 2000

Timothy J. Brinkley
July 29, 1981 Nov. 24, 2000
Timothy James “TJ” Brinkley, 19, of Stantonsburg died Friday. The funeral will
be conducted by the Rev. Alton Clemmons at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Joyner’s Funeral
Home, 4100 U.S. 264 West. Burial will follow in Queen Anne Cemetery, Fountain.
Surviving are his parents, Timothy Edwin and Wanda Hales Brinkley; and a
brother David Lee Brinkley of Wilson.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7-9 tonight and at
other times at 6545 Good News Church Road.

Ernest A. Crandall
Feb. 1, 1956 Nov. 23, 2000
Ernest Alton Crandall, 44, of 3321 London Church Road, Elm City died Thursday
at Wilson Medical Center. The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. James Barron
at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Rountree Missionary Baptist Church, 2110 E. Nash St. Burial
will follow in Rest Haven Cemetery.
Crandall was employed with Bridgestone/Firestone Inc. He was a member of
Rountree Missionary Baptist Church and the church choir.
Surviving are his wife, Lydia Rountree Crandall; two daughters, Trina Jones
and Bundi Clark, both of Robersonville; two sons, Bryan Rountree of the home and
Tito Williams of Greenville; his father and stepmother, Elisha and Betty B.
Crandall of Robersonville; two sisters, Geraldine Redmond of Morrow, Ga., and
Maggie Louise Crandall of Robersonville; two brothers, Rudolph Crandall of New
Haven, Conn., and James Crandall of Robersonville; and three grandchildren.
The body may be viewed at Hamilton Funeral Chapel, 726 S. Tarboro St., today
from 3-9 p.m. The family will receive friends at the residence and will assemble
there one hour before the funeral.

Evelyn P. Tripp
GRIFTON — Evelyn Phillips Tripp, 89, died Saturday at Pitt County Memorial
Hospital. The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Bethel Christian
Church. Burial will follow in Grifton Town Cemetery.
She was a member of Bethel Christian Church where she was the musician for
over 50 years.
Surviving are one daughter, Lou Ellen Felton of Wilson; three sons; two
sisters; 18 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-
grandchildren.
The family will receive friends at Edwards Funeral Home, Kinston Tuesday from
7-9 p.m. and at other times the home of Phillip and Jeanie Tripp, 3556 Sharon
Church Road, Kinston.

Edward F. Griggs
Feb. 16, 1938 Nov. 26, 2000
Edward Franklin “Frankie” Griggs, 62, died Sunday. The funeral will be
conducted by the Rev. Joe Starling at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Joyner’s Funeral Home,
4100 U.S. 264 West. Burial will follow in Evergreen Memorial Gardens.
Surviving are his mother, Clara Winstead Williams of Wilson.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home Tuesday from 7-9 p.m. and
at other times at 4329 Fawn Court.

Donald Lewis
Donald “Don” Lewis, 55, of 9534 Hawley Road, Kenly, died Sunday at his home.
The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Lewis Godwin at 3 p.m. Wednesday at
Mount Zion Free Will Baptist Church. Entombment will follow in the church
cemetery.
Surviving are his wife, Linda “Lou” Lewis; two daughters, Annette Glover and
Cindy Barbee, both of Kenly; his mother, Myrtle Lewis of Kenly; one sister, Nell
L. Joyner of Kenly; and five grandchildren.
The family will receive friends at Coley Funeral Home, Kenly Tuesday from 7-9
p.m.

Virginia D. Davis
Oct. 31, 1918 Nov. 23, 2000
Virginia Dare Davis Davis, 82, of Charlotte, a native of Wilson, died
Thursday. A graveside service was conducted by the Rev. Hank Sanders today in
Maplewood Cemetery, Wilson.
Surviving are her daughter, Carolyn Davis Joyner of Charlotte; a son, Fred B.
Davis of Raleigh; two sisters, Hazel D. Wilkins of Portsmouth, Va., and Vivian
D. Saunders of Rocky Mount; one brother, George W. Davis of Rocky Mount; four
grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Arrangements were handled by Thomas-Yelverton Funeral Service, 2704 W. Nash
St.

November 28, 2000

Thelma E. Mercer
Nov. 14, 1921 Nov. 26, 2000
Thelma Evans Mercer, 79, died Sunday. The funeral will be conducted by Elder
Harold Pittman and Johnny Hess at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Joyner’s Funeral Home,
4100 U.S. 264 West. A private inurnment will be in Maplewood Cemetery.
Surviving are two daughters, Louise Wilson of Greenville and Gerry Franklin of
Burtonsville, Md.; a son, Garland Mercer of Wilson; three sisters, Willowpean
Pennington of Wendell, Margie Johnson of Hagerstown, Md., and Joyce Lamm of
Wilson; two brothers, Roland Evans of Wilson and Rudolph Evans of Selma; nine
grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7-9 tonight and at
other times at 2104 Mitchell Place.

Robert A. Britt
WALSTONBURG — Robert Allen Britt, 77, died Sunday at Britthaven of Smithfield.
The funeral will be held at 7:30 tonight at Taylor-Edwards Funeral Home, Snow
Hill. Burial with full military honors will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday in Snow Hill
Cemetery.
Britt was a disabled veteran of World War II having served in the United
States Army. He was a member of Free Union Free Will Baptist Church, the
Walstonburg American Legion and the Snow Hill Veterans of Foreign Wars.
Surviving are his wife, Litha Mae Shirley Britt; a daughter, Trudy Britt Hardy
of Snow Hill; a sister, Idelle Sutton of Grantham; five grandchildren; and six
great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends following the services tonight and at other
times at the residence, 833 Firetower Road.

Nancy A. Thompson
Nancy Alice Thompson, 92, of 403 Crestview Drive died Monday. A graveside
service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Temple Family Cemetery, Four
Oaks.
Surviving are two daughters, Alice Lewis of Sims and Linda Lawrence of East
Palatka, Fla.; a son, Harold Thompson of Portsmouth, Va.; a sister, Agnes Price
of Raleigh; 10 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends Wednesday from noon-1:30 p.m. at Minshew
Funeral Home, Four Oaks.

James A. Cowan
POWELLSVILLE — James Allen “Jim” Cowan, 80, died Monday at Roanoke Chowan
Hospital. The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. C.T. Edmondson at 11 a.m.
Wednesday at Garrett Funeral Home Chapel, Ahoskie. Burial will follow in Ahoskie
Cemetery.
Surviving are a daughter; a sister, Annie Laurie Cowan Cockrell of Wilson; and
two grandchildren..
The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7-8:30 tonight.

November 29, 2000

Cora S. Pierce
Cora Spence Pierce, 73 of 506 Daniel Drive, Elm City, died Wednesday at her
residence. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in Cedarwood
Cemetery, Roanoke Rapids.
Arrangements are being handled by Wrenn Funeral Home, Roanoke Rapids.

Sue G. Fowler
MIDDLESEX — Sue G. Fowler, 51, died Monday. The funeral will be held at 11
a.m. Friday at Spring Hope Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in the
Whitley family cemetery.

Willie C. Campbell
RALEIGH — Willie C. “Joe” Campbell, 79, died Monday. The funeral will be held
at 11 a.m. Thursday at L. Harold Poole Funeral Service Chapel. A graveside
service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday in Burchwood Cemetery, Roxboro.
Surviving are his wife; three daughters; one son, Ronald Joseph Campbell of
Bailey; three sisters; two brothers; eight grandchildren; and 12 great-
grandchildren.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7-9 tonight and at
other times at the home.

John M. Price
May 12, 1918 Nov. 27, 2000
GARNER — John Miller Price, 82, died Monday at his home. The funeral will be
held at 11 a.m. Thursday at New Bethel Baptist Church. Burial will follow in
Montlawn Memorial Park.
Surviving are his wife; one son; a sister, LaRue Brann of Wilson; three
brothers; two grandchildren; one stepgrandson; and one great-granddaughter.
The family will receive friends at Bryan-Lee Funeral Home from 7-9 tonight.

November 30, 2000

James L. Strickland
James Lewis Strickland, 34, of 1802-C Snowden Drive died Thursday. A graveside
service will be conducted by the Rev. William Barnes at 1 p.m. Friday in
Hamilton Burial Garden.
Surviving are his father, James H. Strickland of Wilson; one brother, Carlton
Strickland of Clinton; six sisters, Janice Barnes, Joyce Brown, Darlene
Strickland and Deborah Strickland, all of Wilson, Nancy McMillan of Saratoga and
Cynthia Terry of Sharpsburg; and his grandfather, Leroy Puckett Sr. of Plymouth.
The family will receive friends at the home.
Arrangements are being handled by Puckett-Purkett Funeral Service, Roper.

Lee B. Ingram
POWHATAN, Va. — Lee Berry Ingram, formerly of Wilson, N.C., died Tuesday. The
funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at May Memorial Baptist Church. Burial
will follow in Powhatan Community Cemetery.
Surviving are her husband, Hugh H. Ingram Jr.; two daughters, Debra B. Pegram
of Richmond and Julie I. Gresham of Powhatan; one sister, Sally L. Berry of
Roanoke; one brother, Calvin W. Berry of Dry Fork; and eight grandchildren.
The family will receive friends at Bennett & Barden Funeral Home from 7-9
tonight.

Henry Jr. Batts
Dec. 25, 1951 Nov. 24, 2000
Henry Jr. “Buddy” Batts, 48, of Philadelphia, formerly of Wilson, died Friday.
The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Ricky Daughtridge at 2 p.m. Saturday
at Glory Baptist Church, 502 S.W. Jordan St. Burial will follow in Hamilton
Burial Garden.
Batts was formerly employed with Atlantic Christian College (now Barton
College) and S.T. Wooten Construction Co. of Wilson.
Surviving are three daughters, Betty Denise “Niese Gal” Batts and Shawan
Lenette Batts, both of Wilson, and Lisa Whitley of Washington, D.C.; four sons,
Henry Ondra Williams and Mandell Pone, both of Philadelphia, Mandingo Pone of
Wilson and Robert Whitley of Washington, D.C.; five stepchildren, Jessica
Yelverton of Wilson, Stacey Hamipton, Chantelle Hamipton, Darrick Johnson and
Demetrius Johnson, all of Philadelphia; his father, Henry Gray Barnes of Wilson;
his mother, Lucille Batts Lane of Wilson; eight sisters, Linda Diane Lewis of
Baltimore, Peggy J. Batts, Janice J. Batts Wade, Connie F. Batts, Linda Wiley,
Jeanine Wiley, Joyce Faye McLaurin and Wanda J. Taylor, all of Wilson; six
brothers, Bobby Batts, Johnny Lane and Clarence Lane, all of Philadelphia, Larry
C. Batts of Washington, D.C., Charles Barnes and Elder Douglas Barnes, both of
Wilson; his grandmother, Elizabeth Spell of Farmville; 13 grandchildren; and one
great-grandchild.
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 1917 Gee Lane and will assemble
there one hour before the funeral.

Rudolph Lamm
Sept. 21, 1932 Nov. 28, 2000
BAILEY — Rudolph “Lasses” Lamm, 68, died Tuesday at Maria Parham Hospital,
Henderson. A graveside service will be conducted by the Rev. Jerry Mizelle at 2
p.m. Friday in Bailey City Cemetery.
Surviving are two sisters, Rada Mae Whitley of Wilson and Josephine Warren of
Sims; one brother, Billy Ray Lamm of Bailey.
The family will receive friends at Shingleton Funeral Home, 2407 W. Nash St.,
from 7-9 tonight and at other times at 4854 Stoney Hill Church Road.

Sue W. Fowler
MIDDLESEX — Sue Gayle Whitley Fowler, 51, of 3346 Old Nash Road died Monday.
The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Tim Hopkins at 11 a.m. Friday at
Spring Hope Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in the Whitley Family
Cemetery.
She was an employee of Bobby Murray Chevrolet for 24 years.
Surviving are her husband, Davis E. Fowler; one son, Windel Lee Perry of
Wendell; one stepson, Craig Fowler of Zebulon; two sisters, Gloria Carroll of
Knightdale and Connie R. Whitley of Myrtle Beach, S.C.; one brother, Clifton
Whitley of Fuquay-Varina; his stepfather, Carl J. Cockrell of Middlesex; one
granddaughter; and three stepgrandchildren.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7-9 tonight and at
other times at the home.

Lorna Z. Hamilton
Oct. 15, 1918 Nov. 27, 2000
BEMIDJI, Minn. — Lorna Zaffke Hamilton, 82, died Monday at Brian Center of
Wilson, N.C. The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Steve Hamilton at 2 p.m.
Friday at Mildred Bible Chapel. Burial will follow in Evergreen Cemetery,
Backus.
Surviving are four daughters, Karen Johnson of Duluth, Sharon Attoe of
Middlesex, N.C., Lila Burlingame of Senoia, Ga., and Shelley Bever of
Robertsdale, Ala.; two sons, Stephen Hamilton of Friendship, Wis., and Mark
Hamilton of Laporte; a sister, Barbara Lindgren of Mounds View; 15
grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends at Cease Family Funeral Home from 4-7 p.m.
today and Friday from 1-2 p.m. at the church.

Leamon Dew
Sept. 29, 1916 Nov. 23, 2000
Leamon Dew, 84, of Los Angeles, formerly of Wilson, died Thursday. The funeral
will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Hamilton Funeral Chapel, 726 S. Tarboro St.
Burial will follow in Rest Haven Cemetery.
Surviving are one daughter, Earnestine Williams of Los Angeles; one son,
Leamon Dew Jr. of Newark, N.J.; one brother, Joseph Dew of Philadelphia; 10
grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.
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 the residence
where they will assemble one hour before the funeral.





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