Miscellaneous Wilson County, North Carolina Obituaries

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June 1, 2001

Henry Tune Jr.
July 30, 1929 May 30, 2001
Henry Tune Jr., 71, of 905 Meadow St., died Wednesday at Avante at Wilson. The
funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Nathaniel Poole at 2 p.m. Saturday at
Suggs Christian Temple, 1602 Stantonsburg Road. Burial will follow in Hamilton
Burial Garden.
Tune was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps and was employed with Blue Star
Cab Co.
Surviving are his wife, Etta Mae Tune; four daughters, Debra Reid of Landover,
Md., Pamela Bullock of Washington, D.C., and Rematha Tune and Bernice Harris,
both of Wilson; two sons, Jerry Bullock of Washington, D.C., and Demetrius Tune
of Decatur, Ga.; eight stepdaughters, Soisetta Pender, Cutrenia Williams and
Brenda Long, all of Philadelphia, Gwen Best of Fayetteville, Laverne Cox of
Kenly, Kathy Atkinson, Charlene King and Felicia Williams, all of Wilson; two
stepsons, Randolph Williams of East Orange, N.J., and David Williams of Wilson;
46 grandchildren; and 37 great-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 905 Meadow St., and will
assemble there one hour before the funeral.

Burnice E. Renfrow
Burnice Elwood Renfrow, 83, of Goldsboro died Sunday at Wayne Memorial
Hospital. The funeral will be conducted by Bishop Leamon Dudley at 1 p.m.
Saturday at Greater St. Bethel Church, Middlesex. Burial will follow in
Middlesex Memorial Gardens.
Renfrow served as a Navy steward during World War II. He was a farmer.
Surviving are his wife, Irene Barnes Renfrow of Middlesex; three daughters,
Mary Frances Renfrow of Wilson, Mollie Mitchell of Goldsboro and Sharon Ann
Bynum of Greensboro; seven sons, Burnice Renfrow Jr. of Spring Hope, Paul Lewis
Renfrow of Roxboro, Richard Renfrow of Raleigh, Harold Renfrow of Durham, Johnny
D. Renfrow, Willie Lee Renfrow and Jerry Renfrow, all of Wilson; two sisters,
Minnie R. Ayers of Goldsboro and Ruby Marie Holley of Wilson; two brothers, John
O. Renfrow of Wilson and David Renfrow of Goldsboro; 29 grandchildren; and 22
great-grandchildren.
The body may be viewed at King & Darden Funeral Home, 325 E. Nash St., today
from 4-8:30 p.m. with the family receiving friends there from 7-8 p.m. and at
other times at 1705 Bynwood Drive. The family will assemble at 7622 S. Brame
Road, Kenly, one hour before the funeral.

June 2, 2001

Jamie Brewer
RALEIGH — Jamie Brewer, 17, died Wednesday in an automobile accident. A
funeral mass will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at Saint Francis of Assisi Catholic
Church.
Surviving are her mother, Dorothy Welch, formerly of Wilson; her father, Jerry
Lynn Brewer of Wilson; one sister, Summer Brewer of Wilson; one brother; and her
grandparents, including Mr. and Mrs. J.C. Harris and Atlas Brewer, all of
Wilson, and Gerry Page, formerly of Wilson.
The family will receive friends Monday from noon to 2 p.m. at the church.
Arrangements are being handled by North Raleigh Funeral Home, 7615 Six Forks
Road.

Elizabeth W. Arrington
Feb. 18, 1909 May 31, 2001
ROCKY MOUNT — Elizabeth Woodall Farmer Arrington, 92, a native of Wilson
County, died Thursday. The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Charles Taylor
at 2 p.m. Sunday at Johnson Funeral Home, Sunset Avenue. Entombment will follow
in the family mausoleum in Pineview Cemetery.
She was the retired owner and operator of Nash Street Newsstand. She was a
member of Englewood Baptist Church and the Lions Auxiliary Club.
Surviving are her husband, Ben L. Arrington; a daughter, Betsy Farmer Andrews
of Rocky Mount; three sisters, Thelma Liverman of Richmond, Va., Mozelle Boswell
of Wilson and Polly Lester of Florence, S.C.; five grandchildren; and two great-
grandchildren.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7-8:30 tonight and at
other times at 2413 Winstead Road.

Marjorie T. Pittman
Aug. 13, 1926 June 1, 2001
ELM CITY —Marjorie Thorne Pittman, 74, of 6345 E. Langley Road, Elm City, died
Friday at her residence. The funeral will be held Sunday at 3 p.m. in the chapel
of Thomas-Yelverton Funeral Service. Entombment will follow at Evergreen
Memorial Gardens.
A native of Wilson County, she attended Elm City Missionary Baptist Church
where she was a member of the Hefner Missionary Group, the church choir and the
Ed Erwin Sunday school class.
Surviving are her husband, William Edward Pittman; one daughter, Lynn Page of
Elm City; one son, Mike Pittman of Wilson; and two sisters, Alma Avera of Elm
City and Dorothy Wiggs of Wilson.
The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Saturday at Thomas-Yelverton
Funeral Service, 2704 W. Nash St., and all other times at the residence.

Harold Karl Beyer
WESTERVILLE, Ohio — Harold Karl Beyer, 89, died Friday. The funeral will be
conducted by the Rev. Max Patterson at 10 a.m. Monday in the chapel of Thomas-
Yelverton Funeral Service, Wilson, N.C. Burial will follow in Evergreen
Memorial Gardens in Wilson.
Surviving are one son, John Beyer of Westerville; one daughter, Karlene
Phoenix of Lake Lure, N.C.; one brother, Leonard Beyer of Jackson, Mich.; five
grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends from 7-8:30 p.m. Sunday at Thomas-Yelverton
Funeral Service, 2407 W. Nash St, Wilson, N.C.

June 5, 2001

Vennie M. Batchelor
GRIFTON — Vennie Virginia Moore Batchelor, 88, died Sunday. The funeral will
be conducted by the Rev. Michael Dixon at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Howard-Carter &
Stroud Funeral Home, Kinston. Burial will follow in Pinelawn Memorial Park.
Surviving are one daughter Dolores Batchelor Tyndall of Pikeville; one son;
five grandsons; seven 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 the home of her son, Fred Batchelor, 6041 Skeeter Pond Road.

Maybelle P. Bass
Dec. 15, 1915 June 4, 2001
Maybelle Pittman Tomlinson Bass, 85, of 4933 Frank Price Church Road died
Monday at Brian Center. The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Earl Glenn and
the Rev. David Charles Hansley at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the chapel of Thomas-
Yelverton Funeral Service, 2704 W. Nash St. Burial will follow in Evergreen
Memorial Gardens.
She was a member of Daniels Chapel Free Will Baptist Church and the Ladies
Auxiliary. She served as teen-age youth director for many years.
Surviving are three daughters, Sybil Maddrey and Ann Skinner, both of Wilson,
and Gilda Rogers of Kenansville; two stepdaughters, Myra Spell of Rosewood and
Nancy Strack of San Antonio, Texas; a sister, Edna Harrell of Wilson; five
brothers, Bill Pittman, Clarence Pittman, Donnie Pittman and Kenneth Pittman,
all of Wilson, and Rupert Pittman of Black Creek; six grandchildren; four great-
grandchildren; six stepgrandchildren; and six stepgreat-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6:30-8:30 tonight and
at other times at the Maddrey residence, 4947 Frank Price Church Road.

Frankie Peele
April 5, 1949 June 4, 2001
MIDDLESEX — Frankie Peele, 52, died Monday. The funeral will be conducted by
the Rev. David Kimbrell at 11 a.m. Thursday at West Wilson Church of God. Burial
will follow in Middlesex Cemetery.
Surviving are his wife, Wanda Pearce Peele; three sons, Kevin Franklin Peele
of Bailey, Bryan David Peele of Sims and Marcus Alan Peele of Middlesex; a
sister, Ruth Hall of Wilson; and one grandson.
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 10400 Selma Road.

June 6, 2001

James A. Israel
Sept. 26, 1924 June 5, 2001
James A. Israel, 76, of 4613 Pine Needle Lane died Tuesday at his residence. A
graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in Snow Hill Methodist Church
Cemetery, Candler.
Israel was a retired maintenance supervisor with DuPont. He was a U.S. Navy
veteran of World War II and was a member of Winstead United Methodist Church.
Surviving are his wife, Marie Wright Israel; a son, Fred A. Israel of Wilson;
a brother, John Edward Israel of Newport New, Va.; and three grandchildren.
The family will receive friends at the residence from 6-8 tonight.
Arrangements are being handled by Thomas-Yelverton Funeral Service, 2704 W.
Nash St.

Eloise W. Brown
DURHAM — Eloise Williams Brown, 69, died Tuesday. The funeral will be held at
noon Friday at St. Mark AME Zion Church. Burial will follow in Beechwood
Cemetery.
Surviving are her husband; six children, including Cheryl Brown Forbes of
Wilson; nine grandchildren; and two great-granddaughters.
The family will receive friends at Scarborough and Hargett Funeral Home
Thursday from 7-8 p.m. and at other times at 2529 S. Roxboro St. where they
will assemble one hour before the funeral.

Geraldine Speight
April 15, 1945 June 2, 2001
Geraldine Speight, 57, of 206 Broad St. died Saturday at Wilson Medical
Center. The funeral will be conducted by Elder Willie E. Hill Sr. at 2 p.m.
Friday at Wynn’s Chapel Free Will Baptist Church, 108 Armstrong St., Elm City.
Burial will follow in Hamilton Burial Garden, Wilson.
Surviving are her husband, Sylvester Speight; four daughters, Theresa Newkirk
of Four Oaks, Tawanda Cameron Israel and Telecia Cameron Winstead, both of
Wilson, and Latonia Cameron of Wendell; one son, Tony Jerjuan Cameron of Wilson;
six sisters, Dorothy Speight, Christine Barnes and Mary Ann Young, all of Elm
City, Betty Jean Honey of Stantonsburg, Susie Sanders of Portland, Ore., and
Shirley James of Newark, N.J.; four brothers, Samuel Henry Evans of Saratoga,
Gary Evans of Elm City, Willie Evans and Leroy Evans, both of Newark, N.J.; and
15 grandchildren.
The body may be viewed at Hamilton Funeral Chapel, 726 S. Tarboro St.,
Thursday from 3-9 p.m. The family will receive friends at 105 Morgan St., Elm
City, and will assemble there one hour before the funeral.

June 7, 2001

Milton C. Exum
Aug. 23, 1910 June 2, 2001
STANTONSBURG — Milton Royal Carnell Exum, 90, of 3073 N.C. 222 East died June
2 at Wayne Memorial Hospital. The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Odell
Forte at 1 p.m. Saturday at Eureka First Baptist Church. Burial will follow in
Exum Cemetery, Eureka.
Surviving are six daughters, Carol Packer of Eureka, Judy Sumpter and Diane
Exum, both of Newark, N.J., Brenda Mills of Goldsboro, Sherla Daniels of
Stantonsburg and Gloria Exum of Wilson; five sons, Karl Exum of Newark, N.J.,
Roy Exum and Larry Exum, both of Upper Marlboro, Md., Von Exum of Washington,
D.C., and Timothy Exum of Bowie, Md.; 24 grandchildren; and eight great-
grandchildren.
The body may be viewed at Rhodes Funeral Home, Fremont, Friday from 4-7 p.m.

Margaret D. Wilcox
Oct. 31, 1940 June 5, 2001
Margaret Deanhardt Wilcox, 60, of 1000 W. Lee St. died Tuesday at Wilson
Medical Center. The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the chapel of
Thomas-Yelverton Funeral Service, 2704 W. Nash St. Burial will follow in
Evergreen Memorial Gardens.
She was employed with the State of North Carolina as a court reporter for 32
years.
Surviving are two daughters, Kelli Tedder and Jill Deanhardt, both of Wilson;
a son, Brian Deanhardt of Wilson; a sister, Judy Bowling of Greenville, S.C.; a
brother, John Clifford Parker Jr. of Greensboro; and eight grandchildren.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7-8:30 tonight and
following the graveside service at the home of Brian Deanhardt, 3217 Quinn
Drive.

Lucille P. Keaton
Nov. 1, 1949 May 30, 2001
Lucille Payne Keaton, 51, of Washington, D.C., formerly of Wilson, died May
30. A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday in Rest Haven Cemetery.
Surviving are her husband, Raenold A. Keaton; one daughter, Shontier M. Keaton
of Washington, D.C.; and five brothers, Edison Payne of Wilson, Donald Jean
Payne of Franklinton, Walter Payne of Bowie, Md., Hughey Payne Jr. of Landover,
Md., and Robert Fred Payne of Boston.
The family will receive friends at Hamilton Funeral Chapel, 726 S. Tarboro
St., Friday from 7-8 p.m.

Havord L. Hill
Dec. 25, 1919 June 4, 2001
Elder Havord Lee Hill, 81, of 1207 Meadow St. died Monday at his residence.
The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Naverro Brown at 2:30 p.m. at L.N.
Forbes Original Free Will Baptist Tabernacle. Burial will follow in Hamilton
Burial Garden.
Elder Hill was employed with the Blue Star Cab Co. for over 30 years. He
served as assistant pastor of Wilson Chapel Free Will Baptist Church and as
pastor of Dixon Chapel Free Will Baptist Church of Wilson and Union Grove Free
Will Baptist Church of Farmville.
Surviving are his wife, Mattie Reid Hill; four daughters, Evelyn Williams of
New York, Mattie Hill Brown and Dian Hill, both of Wilson, and Rachel Hill
Woodard of Silver Spring, Md.; two sons, Havord Hill Jr. of Germany and David
Hill of Wilson; four sisters, Priscilla Hooks of Fayetteville, Celia Brunson,
Edna Revel and Judis Braswell, all of Wilson; 31 grandchildren; 61 great-
grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren.
The body may be viewed at Hamilton Funeral Chapel, 726 S. Tarboro St., Friday
from 2-5 p.m. The family will receive friends at Wilson Chapel Free Will Baptist
Church, 513 E. Barnes St., from 7-8 p.m. and at other times at the residence
where they will assemble one hour before the funeral.

Calin M. Peters
May 30, 2001 June 6, 2001
Calin Marie Peters, infant, died Wednesday. A graveside service will be
conducted by the Rev. Melvin Whittington at 2 p.m. Saturday in Cedar Grove
Cemetery, Elm City.
Surviving are her parents, Jason and Deana Summerlin Peters; maternal
grandparents, Buster and Janice Casey of Wilson and Bobby Summerlin of Elm City;
paternal grandfather, Harvey Peters of Wilson; maternal great-grandparents, Mary
Garrett of Greensboro, Frank Summerlin of Elm City and the Rev. James Casey of
Wilson; and paternal great-grandmother, Bryanne Peters of Wilson.
The family will receive friends at Joyner’s Funeral Home, 4100 U.S. 264 West,
Friday from 7-9 p.m. and at other times at 500 Fleming St.

June 8, 2001

Havord L. Hill
The funeral for Elder Havord Lee Hill will be held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at
L.N. Forbes Original Free Will Baptist Tabernacle. The day of the funeral was
omitted in Thursday’s edition.
The Daily Times regrets the error.

Lucille Keaton
The graveside service for Lucille Keaton will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in
Rest Haven Cemetery. The time was incorrect in Thursday’s edition.
The Daily Times regrets the error.

Jerome Faison
WALSTONBURG — Jerome Faison, 46, died Sunday at Pitt Memorial Hospital,
Greenville. The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Willie Joyner at 1 p.m.
Saturday at Moye’s Chapel Free Will Baptist Church, U.S. 264, Farmville. Burial
will follow in St. Delight Cemetery.
Surviving are his son, Jerome Faison Jr. of Saratoga; a brother, Clinton
Faison Sr. of Farmville; and four sisters, Mary Ray of Snow Hill, Sarah Faison
and Lenora Sutton, both of Walstonburg, and the Rev. Rachel Faison Barrett of
Goldsboro.
The body may be viewed at S. Connor Memorial Funeral Home, Snow Hill, today
beginning at noon. The family will receive friends there from 7-8 p.m. and at
other times at the residence where they will assemble one hour before the
funeral.

Harrison Brady Sr.
Harrison Brady Sr., 76, of 144 Tolly Ho Mobile Home Park died Wednesday at
Cherry Hospital, Goldsboro. The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. William
Harris at 2 p.m. Sunday at Thomas-Yelverton Funeral Chapel, 2704 W. Nash St.
Burial will follow in Maplewood Cemetery.
Surviving are his wife, Peggy Taylor Brady; a daughter, Brenda Ann Rubio of
Wilson; six sons, Harrison Brady Jr., Charles Ray Brady, Curtis Brady and
Timothy Wayne Brady, all of Wilson, Gary Lynn Brady of Lucama and Steven Earl
Brady of Stantonsburg; and two grandchildren.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home Saturday from 6:30-8:30
p.m. and at other times at the home.

Walter D. Phillips
MACCLESFIELD — Walter D. Phillips, 80, died Thursday. The funeral will be
conducted by the Rev. Danny Hines at 2 p.m. Saturday at Macclesfield Christian
Church. Burial will follow in Macclesfield Cemetery.
Phillips served in the Marine Corps during World War II.
Surviving are his wife, Lois Walston Phillips; two sons, David Phillips of
Wilson and Jimmy Brooks Phillips of Macclesfield; two sisters, Annie Stevens of
Elm City and Gladys Allred of Franklinville; four grandchildren; and five great-
grandchildren.
The family will receive friends at the church from 7-9 tonight.

Melvin A. Thorne
PINETOPS — Melvin Alton Thorne, 72, died Thursday. The funeral will be
conducted by the Rev. John Melancon at 2 p.m. Sunday at Pinetops Baptist Church.
Burial will follow in Pinetops Cemetery.
Surviving are his wife, Carol Webb Thorne; a daughter, Deborah Thorne Webb of
Wilson; two sons, Melvin Alton Thorne Jr. of Macclesfield and Christopher Webb
Thorne of Zebulon; two sisters, Edna Thorne Page of Wilson and Janet Thorne
Varnell of Macclesfield; a brother, Wilbur Frank Thorne of Wilson; and five
grandchildren.
The family will receive friends at Carlisle Funeral Home Saturday from 7-9
p.m.

Doris N. Childers
Sept. 15, 1928 June 7, 2001
SHARPSBURG — Doris Nelms Radford Childers, 72, died Thursday. The funeral will
be conducted by the Rev. Jim Robertson at 11 a.m. Saturday at Johnson Funeral
Home Chapel, Sunset Avenue, Rocky Mount. Burial will follow in Pineview
Cemetery.
Surviving are a daughter, Peggy Aycock of Sharpsburg; two brothers, Atlas
Nelms of Myrtle Beach and James Nelms of Rocky Mount; three grandchildren; and
two great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7-8:30 tonight.

Celia H. Edwards
SNOW HILL — Celia Doreen Hood Edwards, 81, died Thursday. A graveside service
will be conducted by the Rev. Claire Clyburn at 11 a.m. Saturday in Snow Hill
Cemetery.
Surviving are her daughter, Valerie Goodson of Snow Hill; a son, Richard
Edwards of Snow Hill; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends at the home of Valerie and Tim Goodson, 503
Hollywood Terrace.
Arrangements are being handled by Taylor-Edwards Funeral Home.

William R. Ellis
Feb. 8, 1941 June 4, 2001
William Ralph “Dick” Ellis, 60, of 705 Graham St. died Monday at his
residence. A memorial service will be conducted by the Rev. Nathaniel Poole at 2
p.m. Saturday at Edwards Funeral Home Chapel, 805 E. Nash St.
Surviving are three sons, Shelton R. Savage of Wilson, William E. Ellis and
Kenneth L. Richardson, both of Baltimore; his mother, Cleo E. Anderson of
Wilson; five sisters, Shelby J. Ellis, Vickie Ward, Shirley Simon and Dorothy
“Tee Tee” Anderson, all of Wilson, and Glennie Hines of Rocky Mount; three
brothers, Franklin Ellis of Greensboro, Donald Ellis of Washington, D.C., and
Aaron Farmer of Troutwood, Ohio; 11 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

John C. Paul Jr.
Aug. 9, 1929 June 7, 2001
John Colon Paul Jr., 71, died Thursday. The funeral will be conducted by the
Rev. David Kimbrell at 2 p.m. Sunday at Joyner’s Funeral Home, 4100 U.S. 264
West. Burial will follow in Evergreen Memorial Gardens.
Surviving are his wife, Jessie Glover Paul; two daughters, Karen Denice Paul
of Wilson and Cheryl Pittman of Lake Royale; one son, John C. Paul III of
Lucama; three stepsons, C. Royce Edwards of Clinton, Terry D. Edwards of Raleigh
and Randy D. Edwards of South Hill, Va.; two sisters, Colleen Parker of
Chesapeake, Va., and Bernice Gardner of Williamsburg, Va.; one brother, Billy
Paul of Chesapeake, Va.; nine grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7-9 Saturday and at
other times at 1201 Fairfax Ave.

Junious L. Best Jr.
Junious Lee Best Jr., 53, of Brooklyn, N.Y., formerly of Wilson, died at his
residence. The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Marvin Peterson at 2 p.m.
Sunday at Jackson Chapel First Baptist Church, 571 E. Nash St. Burial will
follow in Rest Haven Cemetery.
Surviving are his mother, Mildred Best of Wilson; and one brother, Donnie
Howard “Rondy” Best of Oxon Hill, Md.
The family will assemble at 4340 N.C. 42 East one hour before the funeral.

June 9, 2001

Mildred G. Fitzgerald
Aug. 7, 1909 June 8 2001
FARMVILLE — Mildred Garner Fitzgerald, 91, of 415 East Wilson St., died Friday
at her daughter’s home in Wake Forest.
The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Rocky Stone at 11 a.m. Monday at
Farmville Presbyterian Church. Burial will follow in Hollywood Cemetery.
She was a member of the Farmville Presbyterian Church, past member of the Pitt
County Medical Auxiliary, the Farmville Art Society, the Thursday Night Bridge
Club and the Tuesday Afternoon Bridge Club.
Surviving are a daughter, Mildred “Milly” Fitzgerald Boyt; a son, Dr. Charles
E. Fitzgerald of Maitland, Fla.; five grandchildren, three stepgrandchildren, 14
great-grandchildren; and three stepgreat-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends at the Farmville Funeral Home Sunday from 5-7
p.m.

Naomi Preston
Feb. 14, 1941 June 3, 2001
Naomi McIntosh Preston, 60, of Houston, formerly of Wilson, died Sunday in
Texas.
She was a pastor.
The graveside service will be conducted by Elder Dameion Royal at 1 p.m.
Tuesday at Rest Haven Cemetery.
Surviving are two brothers, Andrew McIntosh of Wilson and Timothy McIntosh of
Mitchellville, Md.
The body may be viewed Monday from 3-9 p.m. at the Hamilton Funeral Chapel on
Tarboro Street.

Frank Lucas
May 25, 1927 June 8, 2001
Frank Lucas, 74, of 909 Poplar St. died Friday at Wilson Medical Center.
The funeral will be conducted by the Bishop Chester Aycock at 3 p.m. Sunday at
the St. Paul Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ).
Lucas was a member of the St. Paul Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ).
Lucas is survived by his wife, Artistine Lucas; five daughters, Delphia
Talley, Ernestine Lucas and Alice J. Eatman, all of Wilson, Teresa Larry of
Goldsboro and Shirley Jean Lucas of Buffalo, N.Y., eight sons, Jimmie Lucas,
Frank “Tim” Lucas and Billy Lucas, all of Wilson, Frank Smith of Hoffman,
Quentin Lucas of Sims, Frank Lucas of Buffalo, N.Y., Larry Lucas of Oxford and
Johnny Lucas of Japan; a sister, Louise Cameron of Wilson; and several
grandchildren.
Visitation is tonight from 7-8 at Hamilton Funeral Home.

Josephine P. Hill
KENLY — Josephine P. Hill, 73, died Friday at Wilson Medical Center.
The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Braxton Creech at 4 p.m. Sunday at
New Jerusalem Free Will Baptist Church. Burial will follow in the church
cemetery.
Surviving are three sons, Jerry Hill, Ronnie Hill and James Hill, all of
Kenly; three sisters, Sally Morrison of Wilmington, Margie Gower of Smithfield
and Mildred Murphy of Delaware, Ohio; a brother, Hoke Parrish of Newport News,
Va.; and two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Visitation is tonight from 7-9 p.m. at Coley Funeral Home.

Cecil Aycock
Nov. 22, 1928 June 7, 2001
SELMA — Cecil Gray Aycock, 72, of Smithfield died Thursday.
He is the fomer co-owner of W&W Motor Sales Inc. of Smithfield. A U.S. Army
veteran of the Korean conflict, he was a member of the Kenly American Legion
Post and the Neuse Bends Inc.
He was a retired member of the Kenly Fire Department and a charter member of
the Kenly Rescue Squad.
The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. James Joyner at 2 p.m. Sunday in the
chapel of Parrish Funeral Home in Selma. Burial will follow in Selma Memorial
Gardens.
Surviving are two daughters, Alice Batten of Selma and Connie Mayor of Kenly;
a brother, Kenneth Aycock of Kenly; and two grandchildren.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home tonight from 7-9.

June 11, 2001

Autrey L. Lamm Jr.
Jan. 30, 1978 June 9, 2001
BAILEY — Autrey Lee Lamm Jr., 23, died Saturday. A graveside service will be
held at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Bailey Cemetery.
Surviving are his mother and stepfather, Lisa Boykin Ferrell and Dale Ferrell
of Bailey; his father and stepmother, Autrey and Tressa Lamm of Bailey; a
sister, Amy Lamm of Bailey; two stepsisters, Terra Yarboro of Bailey and Robin
Jenkins of Cherryville; three stepbrothers, Richard Abernathy of Iron Station,
Chad Ferrell and Shane Ferrell, both of Wilson; paternal grandmother, Gola Lamm
of Bailey; and maternal grandparents Thelbert and Clarice Boykin of Bailey.
The family will receive friends at Joyner1s Funeral Home, 4100 U.S. 264 West,
from 7-9 tonight.

Ruby J. Taylor
SNOW HILL — Ruby Lee Johnson Taylor, 89, of 2727 Peanut Road died Saturday at
her home. The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the chapel of Taylor-
Edwards Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Snow Hill Cemetery.
She was a member of Fort Run Pentecostal Free Will Baptist Church.
Surviving are three daughters, Marie Dail of La Grange, Earline Hamm of Wilson
and Joyce Fuga of Phoenixville, Pa.; four sons, Gary W. Taylor, Horace Taylor,
William Taylor and Larry Taylor, all of Snow Hill.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7-9 tonight and at
other times at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Gary Taylor, 111 Edgemont Drive.

Warren L. Inman
Dec. 29, 1948 June 8, 2001
Warren Lee Inman, 52, of 606 Wilson St., Elm City died Friday at Veteran1s
Administration Hospital, Durham. The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. James
Barron at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Johnson Chapel Missionary Baptist Church, 602 W.
Main St., Elm City. Burial will follow in Hamilton Burial Garden, Wilson.
Inman was a veteran and was employed with Standard Commercial Tobacco Company.
Surviving are two daughters, Wanda L. Inman and Sybil Shawan Inman, both of
Wilson; one son, Kevin Inman of Wilson; one brother, John L. Inman of Elm City;
and two grandchildren.
The body may be viewed at Hamilton Funeral Chapel, 726 S. Tarboro St., Tuesday
from 3-9 p.m. The family will receive friends there at 1726 Westwood Ave.,
Wilson and will assemble there one hour before the funeral.

Hosea R. Parker
Jan. 3, 1930 June 9, 2001
Hosea Randolph Parker of Rocky Mount, a native of Elm City, died Saturday at
Wilson Medical Center. A graveside service will be conducted by the Rev. Don
Bowen at 3 p.m. today in Cedar Grove Cemetery, Elm City.
Parker was U.S. Army veteran.
Surviving are two sisters, Pattie 3Pat2 Parker Bowen of Rocky Mount and Norma
Parker Robinson of Hampton, Va.; and three brothers, Paul Anderson Parker of
Rocky Mount, Arthur William Parker of Wilson and Henry Thomas 3H.T.2 Parker of
Fremont.
Arrangements are being handled by Johnson Funeral Home, Rocky Mount.

Roy A. Godwin
KENLY — Roy Allen Godwin, 59, died Friday at UNC Hospitals Burn Center. The
funeral will be conducted by the Rev. George F. Brackman, the Rev. Melvin Narron
and the Rev. Frank Flowers at 4 p.m. today at Coley Funeral Home Chapel. Burial
will follow in Kenly Cemetery.
Godwin served in the U.S. Army and was a retired tobacconist with R.J.
Reynolds, a member of the KS Bank advisory board and a member of Kenly
Pentecostal Holiness Church.
Surviving are his wife, Bobbie Narron Godwin; a daughter, Mollie Jo1Allen
Godwin; and two sisters, Constance G. Boykin and Glenda G. Creech of Raleigh.

William M. Whitehead Jr.
May 6, 1921 June 9, 2001
William Matthew Whitehead Jr., 80, of 606 W. Nash St., Elm City died Saturday.
The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Alfred Ayscue at 11 a.m. Tuesday at
the chapel of Shingleton Funeral Home, 2407 W. Nash St. Wilson. Burial will
follow in Evergreen Memorial Gardens.
Surviving are his wife, Margaret Whitehead; three stepdaughters, Gloria
Pittman of Virginia Beach, Va., Mary Ann Hearne of Ridgeville, S.C. and Paula
Owens of Chattanooga, Tenn.; seven sisters, Gracie Thorne, Mattie Johnson and
Nellie Gray Skinner, all of Elm City, Mary Mac Mercer and Elese Farmer, both of
Wilson, Betty Jane Burden of Knightdale and Peggy Urquhart of Florence, S.C.;
one brother, Randolph Whitehead of Wilson; four 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.

Jill T. Williford
July 23, 1959 June 8, 2001
Jill Turner Williford, 41, of Elm City died Friday at her home. The funeral
was conducted by the Rev. Charles Meyers and the Rev. Graham Royall Sunday at
the chapel of Bowling Funeral Home, Rocky Mount. A private graveside service was
held today.
She was a member of Temperance Hall United Methodist Church, Elm City.
Surviving are her husband, C.M. Williford Jr.; two daughters, Julia Megan
Williford and Allison Hayley Williford, both of the home; one son, Callie Morris
Williford of the home; her parents, T.D. and Maude Drake Turner; two sisters,
Amy Turner Dew and Pat Turner Tolston, both of Rocky Mount; and two brothers,
Ted Wade Turner and Bob D. Turner, both of Rocky Mount.

Wiley C. Coleman
Jan. 26, 1933 June 10, 2001
Wiley C. 3PaPa2 Coleman, 68, of 6304 Boykin Road, died Sunday at Wilson
Medical Center. The funeral will be conducted by Bishop J.W. Perry at 2 p.m.
Wednesday at L.N. Forbes Original Free Will Baptist Tabernacle, 1800 Lane St.
Burial will follow in the Coleman Family Cemetery.
Surviving are one daughter, Allison Farr of Wilson; one stepdaughter, Sandra
Knight of Kenly; two sons, Alexander Coleman and Tommy Coleman, both of Wilson;
two stepsons, Dennis Knight of California and Frankie Knight of Wilson; his
father, William H. 3Boot2 Coleman of Wilson; five sisters, Martha Coleman of
Wilson, Sallie Henson of Forestville, Md., Remetro Thomas of Capitol Heights,
Md., Elsie Thompson of Temple Hill, Md., and Mildred Swailes of Dale City, Va.;
one brother, George Coleman of Upper Marlboro, Md.; and 13 grandchildren.
The family will receive friends at Edwards Funeral Home, 805 E. Nash St.,
Tuesday from 7-8 p.m. and at other times at the residence where they will
assemble one hour before the funeral.

Walter C. Mangum
Walter Curtis Mangum, 78, of Faison died Sunday at Wake Medical Center. Burial
will be at 1:30 p.m. in Faison Cemetery. A memorial service will conducted by
the Rev. Steuart Link at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Faison Presbyterian Church.
Surviving are his wife; two daughters, including Carol Mangum Dale of Wilson;
two sons; three brothers; and nine grandchildren.
The family will receive friends at in the fellowship hall of the church
following the memorial service and at other times at the home.
Arrangements are being handled by Tyndall Funeral Home of Mount Olive.

June 12, 2001

Nettie M. Thorne
Nettie Mae Thorne, 93, of 5324 Bloomery Road died Monday at Brian Center. The
funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the chapel of Thomas-Yelverton
Funeral Service, 2704 W. Nash St. Burial will follow in Evergreen Cemetery.
Surviving are one daughter, Marguerite Glover of Wilson; two sons, C. Wilton
Thorne of Wilson and James E. Thorne of Richmond, Va.; one sister, Lillie Mae
Winstead of Wilson; eight grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and one great-
great-grandchild.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6-8 tonight and at
other times at the home.

Larry A. Boyette Sr.
Larry Ava Boyette Sr., 91, died Saturday at his home. The funeral will be held
at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Marsh Swamp Free Will Baptist Church. Burial will follow
in the church cemetery.
Surviving are one daughter, Nancy Fulghum of Tennessee; two sons, L.A. Boyette
of Kenly and Dock Boyette of Clayton; two sisters, Frances Boyette of Wilson and
Lois Flowers of Florida; six grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and eight
great-great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends at Coley Funeral Home, Kenly, from 7-8:30
tonight.

June 13, 2001

Nellie W. Matthews
July 26, 1927 June 11, 2001
Nellie Woodard Matthews, 73, died Monday. The funeral will be conducted by the
Rev. David Kimbrell at 11 a.m. Thursday at Joyner’s Funeral Home, 4100 U.S. 264
West. Burial will follow in Maplewood Cemetery.
Surviving are four daughters, Frances Joyner and Norma Ellen Page, both of
Wilson, Irene Liles and Geraldine Morgan, both of Bailey; one son, William R.
Liles of Greensboro; four sisters, Shirley Buelin of Yadkinville, Ruth Jones and
Annie Mae Thorne, both of Selma, and Lois Adams of Raleigh; two brothers, Ollie
Woodard of Bailey and Albert Woodard of Chesapeake, Va.; eight grandchildren;
four stepgrandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7-9 tonight and at
other times at 5921 Lamm Road.

W. Roscoe Daniel
June 25, 1916 June 12, 2001
FREMONT — William Roscoe Daniel, 84, of 200 E. Wayne St. died Tuesday at
Wilson Medical Center. The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Powell Dew at 2
p.m. Friday at the chapel of Shackleford Funeral Service, 102 N. Pine St.,
Fremont. Burial will follow in Elmwood Cemetery.
Surviving are his wife, Rebecca Duke Daniel; two daughters, Susan Daniel
Lowder of Bedford, Texas, and Sara Rebecca Daniel of Chapel Hill; one sister,
Sarah D. Vaughan of High Point/Greensboro; two brothers, Addison G. Daniel of
Portsmouth, Va., and Isaac R. Daniel of Pensacola, Fla.; and two grandchildren.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home Thursday from 7-8:30 p.m.

Nellie A. Riddle
ROANOKE RAPIDS — Nellie Annette Riddle Wilder, 98, died Tuesday at Guardian
Care, Roanoke Rapids. The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Henry Milton
Wilder Jr. at 3 p.m. Thursday at Bridges & Cameron Funeral Home, Sanford. Burial
will follow in Jones Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery.
Surviving are two daughters, including Virginia Elaine Wicker of Kenly; one
son; six grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-
grandchildren.
The family will receive friends at Branch Funeral Home, Roanoke Rapids from 7-
8:30 tonight.

Lucile B. Winstead
RICHLANDS — Lucile Britt Winstead, formerly of Richlands, died Tuesday at
Britthaven of Wilson. The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Charlene Pierce-
Guider at 2 p.m. Thursday at Richlands United Methodist Church. Burial will
follow in Mills Family Cemetery.
Surviving are her daughter, Mamie Webb Winstead Boyette of Wilson; one sister,
Kathleen Britt Moore of Tarboro; two grandsons; and two great-grandsons.
The family will receive friends at Johnson Funeral Home, Richlands from 7-8:30
tonight.

June 14, 2001

Mary D. Williams
Mary Lee Dew Williams, 81, of Newark, N.J. died Wednesday. The funeral will be
conducted by the Rev. Oscar Pender at 2 p.m. Friday at Mount Calvary Holiness
Church, 706 New St. Burial will follow in Rest Haven Cemetery.
Surviving are one daughter, Arlene Williams Terry of Newark, N.J.; and two
grandchildren, Torase Lamont Williams of Norfolk, Va. and Tonya Williams Carson
of Newark, N.J., whom she reared.
The body may be viewed at King & Darden Funeral Home, 325 E. Nash St. today
from 3-8:30 p.m. with the family receiving friends there from 7-8 p.m. and at
other times at the residence of Terry Jackson, 517 Rountree St., where they will
assemble one hour before the funeral.

William E. Terrell
William Earl Terrell, 50, of 7910 Brame Road, Lucama, died June 8 at Pitt
County Memorial Hospital, Greenville. The funeral will be conducted by Elder
Donald Lofton at 2 p.m. Saturday at Atkins Memorial Tabernacle, Sims. Burial
will follow in the Terrell Family Cemetery, Sims.
Surviving are his wife, Jessie Coleman Terrell; three daughters, Towanda
Terrell and Gladys Terrell, both of Middlesex, and Jessie Hall of the home; one
son, William Terrell Jr. of the home; six sisters, Sadie Lee Mangum of
Robersonville, Rose Coleman and Ester Terrell, both of Sims, Joyce Darrett of
Raleigh, Diane Alston of Franklinton and Janie Coleman of Lucama; four brothers,
Luther Terrell of Bailey, Willie Barnes of Washington, D.C., Ollie Barnes of
North Carolina and Bobby Ray Batts of Wilson; and six grandchildren.
The body may be viewed at King & Darden Funeral Home, 325 E. Nash St. Friday
from 3-8:30 p.m. with the family receiving friends there from 7-8 p.m. and at
other times at the residence where they will assemble one hour before the
funeral.

Willie C. Artis
Aug. 24, 1924 June 8, 2001
Willie Columbus Artis, 76, of 1901-F2 Lenoir Drive died June 8 at Wilson
Medical Center. The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Ethel Artis at 1 p.m.
Saturday at Hamilton Funeral Chapel, 726 S. Tarboro St. Burial will follow in
Rest Haven Cemetery.
Artis was a veteran of the U.S. Army.
Surviving are one daughter, Angela A. Hardwick of Greensboro; his mother,
Frances L. Bryant of Wilson; one stepdaughter, Willie Mae Edmonds of Richmond,
Va.; one stepson, Willie M. Dudley of Oakland, Calif.; one sister, Rosa Lee
Artis of Philadelphia; three brothers, John C. Artis and Jesse L. Artis, both of
Wilson, and K.D. Artis of Newark, N.J.; four grandchildren; and five 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.

Daisy F. Craft
Oct. 10, 1906 June 13, 2001
Daisy Frances Craft, 94, died Wednesday. A graveside service will be conducted
by the Rev. Ricky Nelms at 11 a.m. Friday in Maplewood Cemetery.
Surviving are two sons, Atlas Lee Craft and William “Bill” Craft, both of
Wilson; one sister, Sudie Pipkin of Wilson; one grandchild; three
stepgrandchildren; and four stepgreat-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends at Joyner’s Funeral Home, 4100 U.S. 264 West,
from 7-8:30 tonight and at other times at 2107 Cameron St.

James A. Cooper
July 8, 1939 June 12, 2001
James Arnie “Buck” Cooper, 61, of 7457 Tory Place, Macclesfield died Tuesday
at Wilson Medical center. The funeral will be conducted by Bishop James O. Lucas
at 3 p.m. Saturday at Vaughn’s Chapel Missionary Baptist Church, 4632 Rosebud
Church Road, Elm City. Burial will follow in Hamilton Burial Garden, Wilson.
Surviving are his wife, Bernice Melton Cooper; six daughters, Debra Cooper
Barnes, Vanessa Colette Speight, Lachelle Renee Cooper and Brenda Gail Cooper,
all of Macclesfield, Cynthia Diane Richardson of Wilson and Lisa Ann Cooper of
Saratoga; three sons, James Maurice Cooper Jr. and Dwayne Lamont Cooper, both of
Wilson, and Tony Lee Cooper of Macclesfield; six sisters, Joyce Witherspoon of
Saratoga, Dorothy Manning of Elm City, Dollie Kearney, Sharah Cameron, Katie
Horne and Rose Ford, all of Wilson; one borther, Redmond Cooper of Wilson; and
16 grandchildren.
The body may be viewed at Hamilton Funeral Chapel, 726 S. Tarboro St., Friday
from 3-9 p.m. The family will receive friends at the residence and will assemble
there one hour before the funeral.


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