Miscellaneous Wilson County, North Carolina Obituaries

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July 2, 2001

Aaron M. Proctor
NASHVILLE — Aaron Matthews Proctor, 81, died Thursday. The funeral will be
conducted by the Rev. Reuben Batchelor at 3 p.m. today in the chapel of Bowling
Funeral Home, Rocky Mount. Burial will follow in Forest Hill Cemetery.

Marion H. Edwards
KENLY — Marion H. Edwards Sr., 56, of 9001 U.S. 301 South died Saturday at
Wilson Medical Center. The funeral was conducted by the Rev. James Joyner at 11
a.m. today at Kenly Free Will Baptist Church. Burial followed in Kenly Cemetery.
Surviving are a daughter, Helyn E. Byrd of Smithfield; a son, Marion H.
“Charlie Brown” Edwards Jr. of Kenly; and two grandchildren.
Arrangements were handled by Coley Funeral Home.

Mable S. Wallin
Sept. 23, 1911 July 1, 2001
FARMVILLE — Mable Smith Wallin, 89, died Sunday at Pitt County Memorial
Hospital. The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Farmville Funeral Home
Church Street Chapel. Burial will follow in Queen Anne Cemetery near Fountain.
Surviving are five sisters, Mary Smith Eason of Macclesfield, Lydonia Smith
Nowell of Clayton, Judith Irene Smith of Raleigh, Nancy Smith Baxley of
Lilburn, Ga., and Eleanor Beth Smith Fulford of Farmville; and two brothers,
Thaddeus A. Smith of Raleigh and William L. Smith of Wilmington.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7-9 tonight.

Gerald W. Williamson
Gerald Wayne “Jerry” Williamson, 66, of 4228 N.C. 42 West died Saturday at
Wayne Memorial Hospital, Goldsboro. The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Ed
Earp at 4 p.m. Tuesday in the chapel of Thomas-Yelverton Funeral Service, 2704
W. Nash St. Burial will follow in Evergreen Memorial Gardens.
Surviving are his wife, Virginia Barnes Williamson; a stepdaughter, Connie
Thorne of Wilson; a stepson, Ronnie Blizzard of Black Creek; two sisters, Judy
Fulghum of Kenly and Joyce Davis of North Myrtle Beach, S.C.; and four
stepgrandchildren.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7-9 tonight and at
other times at the residence.

Elanor C. Bridickas
March 3, 1914 June 30, 2001
Elanor Catherine Bridickas, 87, died Saturday. The funeral will be conducted
by the Rev. Trent Watts at 2 p.m. today at The Church of St. Therese. Burial
will follow in Maplewood Cemetery.
Surviving are a daughter, Catherine Hower of Washington, Pa.; a son, Joseph
Bridickas of Wilson; a sister, Mary Tejcek of Florida; five grandchildren; and
six great-grandchildren.
Arrangements are being handled by Joyner’s Funeral Home, 4100 U.S. 264 West.

Edwin C. Moore
Feb. 20, 1932 July 1, 2001
Edwin Cicero “E.C.” Moore, 63, died Sunday. A graveside service will be
conducted by the Rev. Ben Martin at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Evergreen Memorial
Garden.
Surviving are his wife, Virginia Perry Moore; a daughter, Lynn Moore Thaxton
of Goldsboro; two sisters, Nannie Ruth Petway of Wilson and Annette Cheney of
Pleasant Hill, Calif.; two brothers, Floyd D. Moore and Paul B. Moore, both of
Wilson; and one grandson.
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 716 Fleming St.

Irene B. Tedder
The survivors of Irene Barnes Tedder include, 21 grandchildren; 31 great-
grandchildren; and 12 great-great-grandchildren.

July 3, 2001

Charles Champion
Aug. 27, 1941 July 2, 2001
RALEIGH — Charles Champion, 59, of 11903 NC Hwy. 222, died Monday at Wake
Medical Center. The funeral will be held Thursday at 3 p.m. at Oak Grove
Presbyterian Church. Burial will follow in Narron Family Cemetery with Masonic
Rites.
Surviving are his wife, Francis Narron Champion; a daughter, Rhonda C. Bradley
of Middlesex; a son, Jason Charles Champion of Middlesex; three brothers,
including Joe Champion of Zebulon; and two grandchildren.
The family will receive friends at Strickland Funeral Home Wednesday from 7-9
p.m. and at other times at the home.

Annie M. Thorne
May 12, 1916 July 2, 2001
Annie Mae Woodard Thorne, 85, of Selma, died Monday. The funeral will be held
11 a.m. Wednesday at Parrish Funeral Home in Selma. Burial will follow in
Crocker Cemetery near Pine Level.
Surviving are two sons; four daughters; two brothers, including Ollie Woodard
of Sims; three sisters; 16 grandchildren; and 26 great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends at Parrish Funeral Home tonight from 7-9.

Juanita B. Crawford
Sept. 27, 1921 July 3, 2001
FREMONT — Juanita Bedford Crawford, 79, of 1058 Union Grove Church Road, died
Tuesday at Sunbridge Care and Rehabilitation in Mount Olive. The funeral will be
conducted by the Rev. F.G. Alford at 11 a.m. Thursday at Shackleford Funeral
Chapel. Burial will follow at Elmwood Cemetery in Fremont.
Surviving are her daughter, Janie Earp of Fremont; a son, Jimmy Crawford of
the home; one sister, five grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter.
The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at Shackleford Funeral
Service, Fremont, and other times at 1236 Union Grove Church Road.

Correction
The names of two persons were inadvertently left out of Monday's obituary
of Gerald “Jerry” Wayne Williamson.
His mother, Esther Virginia Williamson of Wilson, and the Rev. Ray Wells, were
not listed by the funeral home in information given the newspaper.

July 4, 2001

Samuel Winstead Perry
ZEBULON — Samuel Winstead Perry, 60, of 4344 Massey Road, died Monday at his
home. The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Spring Hope Funeral Home by
the Rev. Dennis Sherrod. Burial will follow in Spring Hope Memorial Gardens.
Perry is survived by his wife; stepson; two daughters; four sisters, including
Callie Boone of Middlesex; two brothers; and three stepgrandchildren.
The family will receive friends at the Spring Hope Funeral Home from 7 until
9 p.m. tonight and other times at the home.

July 5, 2001

John H. Atkinson
Jan. 30, 1908 July 2, 2001
Elder John “Booes” Henry Atkinson, 93, of West Kenan Street, died Monday at
Wilson Medical Center. The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. James Smith and
Rev. Arthur Cherry at 1 p.m. Saturday at Bethlehem Primitive Baptist Association
Center in Pinetops. Burial will follow in Rest Haven Cemetery.
Surviving are his wife, Maggie Marshall Atkinson; three daughters, Wanda G.
Atkinson and Lois Atkinson Mitchell, both of Wilson, and Joyce Atkinson Dupree
of Virginia Beach, Va.; six sons, Milton J. Atkinson, Robert N. Atkinson, Larry
W. Atkinson and Cleveland Atkinson, all of Wilson, Edward N. Atkinson of Elm
City and Christopher R. Ladson of Lithonia, Ga.; 22 grandchildren; and 14 great-
grandchildren.
He was assistant pastor and acting pastor of New Hope Primitive Baptist Church
of Macclesfield for 15 years.
The body may be viewed Friday from 3-9 p.m. at Hamilton Funeral Chapel, 726 S.
Tarboro St. The family will receive friends from 7-8 p.m. at the chapel and at
home at other times. The family will assemble at the home one hour prior to the
funeral procession.

Charlie Lindsey Jr.
July 12, 1926 June 30, 2001
ROCKY MOUNT — Charlie “Dickie Boy” Lindsey Jr., 74, of 5134 Macedonia Road,
Spring Hope, died Saturday at Life Care Hospital. The funeral will be conducted
by the Rev. J.C. Wheeler at 1 p.m. Friday at Rocky Chapel Baptist Church in
Franklin County. Burial will follow in William Chapel Cemetery in Elm City.
Surviving are his wife, Sallie D. Lindsey; two daughters, Michelle Maine and
Denise Scarborough, both of Orange, N.J.; three sons, Charles Richard Lindsey of
Seattle, Ronald Lindsey of Orange, N.J., and Stanley Richardson of Nashville.
The body may be viewed today from 2-8 p.m. at Edwards Funeral Home, 805 E.
Nash St., and at the church two hours prior to the funeral. The family will
assemble at the residence Friday at 10 a.m.

Ethel H. Harrell
CRISP — Ethel Harris Harrell, 83, died Tuesday. The funeral will be conducted
by the Rev. Jeff Holden at 11 a.m. Friday at Eagles Baptist Church. Burial will
follow in Macclesfield Cemetery.
Surviving are three sons, Wallace Dail of McKinney, Texas, Sid Harrell Jr. of
Hampstead and Ronnie Harrell of Crisp; one sister, Clara Mae Bland of Ayden; one
brother, Edgar Harris of Greenville; 10 grandchildren; and nine great-
grandchildren.
The family will receive friends at Carlisle Funeral Home tonight from 7-9 p.m.

Faye H.Timberlake
ZEBULON — Faye Hood Timberlake, 59, of 166 Horace Baker Road, died Wednesday.
The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Bethlehem Baptist Church. Burial
will follow at Zebulon Cemetery.
Surviving are three sons, Jamie Timberlake, Darryl Timberlake and Larry
Timberlake, all of Zebulon; one sister, Geraldine H. Massey of Zebulon; one
brother, Eldred Hood of Zebulon; and four grandchildren.
Massey Funeral Home of Zebulon is handling funeral arrangements.

July 6, 2001

Mildred H. Godwin
Sept. 24, 1926 July 5, 2001
Mildred Hodge Godwin, 74, of Kenly, died at home Thursday. The funeral will be
held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Riverside Baptist Church near Selma. Burial will
follow in the Godwin Family Cemetery.
Surviving are her husband, the Rev. Perry M. Godwin; two daughters, including
Susie Godwin of Kenly; four sons, including Calvin Godwin of Kenly, Ted Godwin
of Selma and David Godwin of Lucama; one sister, Ezelle Johnson of Kenly, 10
grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Lena H. Dickerson
June 20, 1908 July 4, 2001
Lena Hodges Dickerson, 93, of Rose Vista, formerly of 310 Finch St., died
Wednesday at Wilson Medical Center. The funeral will be officiated by Eldress
Ethel S. Artis at 11 a.m. Saturday at the L.N. Forbes Original Free Will Baptist
Tabernacle Church. Burial will follow in Rest Haven Cemetery.
Surviving are three daughters, Oliveree Marie Hall of the home,Pegy Applewhite
of Brooklyn, N.Y., and Clyde Herring of Queens, N.Y.; one son, Floyd Dickerson
of Wilson; one sister, Estelle Phelps of Wilson; 22 grandchildren and 34 great-
grandchildren.
The body may be viewed Sunday from 3-9 p.m. at Hamilton Funeral Chapel. The
family will receive friends from 7-8 p.m. at the chapel and at other times at
the home. They will assemble at the home one hour prior to the funeral
procession.

Correction
The date of the funeral for Lena Dickerson was incorrectly published in
Friday’s obituaries.
The funeral is not today. The funeral will be at L.N. Forbes Original Free
Will Baptist Church at 11 a.m. Monday.

Brooker J. Hamm
Brooker James Hamm, 4, of Smithfield, died Thursday at Wake Medical Center.
The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Gary Randol at 2 p.m. Saturday at
Victory United Pentecostal Church of Wilson. Visitation will follow the service.
Surviving are his parents, Richard Earl and Brenda Sprague Hamm; five sisters;
and three brothers.

Correction
The nickname of John “Boose” Henry Atkinson was incorrectly spelled in his
obituary Thursday.
Hamilton Funeral Chapel regrets the error.

July 7, 2001

Chester C. Corbett
Aug. 31, 1918 July 5, 2001
Chester C. Corbett, 82, of 1708 London Church Road died Thursday evening. The
graveside service will be conducted by the Rev. Ronnie Flood at 2 p.m. Sunday in
Evergreen Memorial Gardens.
Surviving are four sons, Ray Corbett, Melvin Corbett, Johnnie Corbett and
Dwight Corbett, all of Wilson; one sister, Virginia Skinner of Wilson; and six
grandchildren.
The family will receive friends at Shingleton Funeral Home from 7 to 9 p.m.
Saturday.

July 9, 2001

Mattie Edwards
Nov. 23, 1934 July 8,2001
Mattie Elaine Bissette Edwards, 66, of McDonough, Ga., originally from Nash
County, died Sunday at Hospice of Atlanta. The funeral will be conducted by the
Rev. Jimmy Baughcum at 3 p.m. Tuesday at Haisten Funeral Home. Burial will
follow at Fairview Memorial Gardens.
Surviving are her children, Billy Edwards and Sylvia Edwards, both of
McDonough; one sister, Christine Bryant of Middlesex, and three grandchildren.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home tonight from 7-9 p.m.

Naydelle W. Hodge
April 3, 1926 July 6, 2001
KENLY — Naydelle Whitley Hodge, 75, died Friday in Johnston Memorial Hospital.
The funeral was conducted by the Revs. Allen Wayne Stanley, Melvin Moore and
Mike Haynes Sunday at Stancil's Chapel Free Will Baptist Church with burial
in the church cemetery.
Surviving are her sons, Larry C. Hodge and J. Linwood Hodge, both of Kenly,
and two grandchildren.

Jimmie Radford
NASHVILLE — Jimmie Radford, 86, died Sunday.
Arrangements are incomplete and are being handled by Bowling Funeral Home and
Crematory in Rocky Mount.

David L. Daniel
David L. Daniel, 46, of 1105 S. Fifth St., died Saturday at his mother’s home
in Lucama. A graveside service was conducted by the Rev. DeWayne Eakes at 11
a.m. today at Evergreen Memorial Gardens.
Surviving are his wife, Jayne Fenn Daniel of Wilson; his mother and
stepfather, Geraldine May Daniel Johnson and Mickey Johnson of Lucama; his son,
David Zachary Daniel of Wilson; and his brother, Joseph Wayne Daniel.

Barbara Richardson
NASHVILLE — Barbara Richardson, 48, died Friday. The funeral will be held at 2
p.m. Tuesday at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church in Hollister. Burial will follow
at the church cemetery.
Arrangements are being handled by Richardson Funeral Home in Nashville.

Elsie G. Griffin
Dec. 19, 1915 July 6, 2001
SPRING HOPE — Elsie Greene Griffin, 85, of 7622 Heritage Road, died Friday in
Nash General Hospital after a long illness. The funeral will be officiated by
the Rev. Rock L. Johns at 2 p.m. today at the chapel of Spring Hope Funeral
Home. Burial will follow in Oakdale Cemetery.
Surviving are her husband, Jasper Griffin of Hunter Hill Senior Village in
Rocky Mount; a brother, Daylon Greene of Mount Airy; four sisters, Blonnie
Windley of Momeyer, Nevada Strickland and Vera Batchelor, both of Spring Hope,
and Maybelle Slumpff of Sun City West, Arizona; two stepdaughters, Ann Browder
of Spring Hope and Joan Adcock of Chapel Hill; and several grandchildren.

July 10, 2001

Iola S. Murray
MIDDLESEX — Iola Stone Murray, 94, died Sunday. The funeral will be conducted
by the Rev. David B. Whitley and the Rev. Roland Stone and Wayne Stone at 1 p.m.
Wednesday at Middlesex Church of God. Burial will follow in Bailey Cemetery.
She was the last charter member of Middlesex Church of God.
Surviving are four sons, Everett “Joe” Murray of Myrtle Beach, S.C., Bobby
Murray, Freddy Murray and Jimmy Murray, all of Raleigh; six grandchildren; 12
great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
The family will receive friends at the church from 7-9 tonight.
Arrangements are being handled by Spring Hope Funeral Home.

Bernie B. Pipkin
REELSBORO — Bernie Baxter Pipkin, 54, died Monday at Britthaven of Havelock.
The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. David Harris at 2 p.m. Wednesday at
Bryant Funeral Home Chapel, Alliance. Burial will follow in Sandhill Cemetery.
Surviving are two daughters, Kimberley Pipkin Creech of Kenly and Sheila P.
Meacomes of Lucama; one son; two sisters; one brother; and eight grandchildren.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7-8 tonight.

Kermit R. Johnson Sr.
Oct. 22, 1923 July 8, 2001
ROCKY MOUNT — Kermit Rudolph Johnson Sr., 77, a native of Wilson, died Sunday.
The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Ronnie Flood and the Rev. Billy Webb
at 4:30 p.m. today at Bowling Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Pineview
Cemetery.
Johnson was a retired City of Rocky Mount utilities employee and was a member
of Gospel Missionary Baptist Church.
Surviving are his wife, Victoria Pope Johnson; two daughters Faye Lynn of
Rocky Mount and Edith Baker of Wilson; one son, Kermit R. “Rudy” Johnson of
Rocky Mount; two sisters, Alma Watson of Wilson and Ruby Langston of
Youngsville; six grandchildren; and two great-granddaughters.

John A. O’Connell
ORLANDO, Fla. — John Anthony O’Connell, 22, died July 3 at his home. A
memorial service was held July 6 at New Life Church of God.
Surviving are one son; one daughter; his mother and stepfather; his father and
stepmother, William “Billy” and June O’Connell of Wilson, N.C.; three sisters,
including Emily O’Connell of Wilson, N.C.; two brothers, including Elias
O’Connell of Wilson, N.C.; his maternal grandmother; and his paternal
grandmother.
Arrangements were handled by Union Park Memorial Chapel Funeral Home.

July 11, 2001

Lolah P. Strickland
Nov. 4, 1911 July 9, 2001
SIMS — Lolah Corene Pilate Strickland, 89, died Monday. A graveside service
will be conducted by the Rev. Branson Sheets at 11 a.m. Thursday in Noble Chapel
Baptist Church Cemetery.
She was a member of the Bailey Eastern Star, past matron and treasurer for 10
years and was a member of Bailey United Methodist Church.
Surviving are her husband Reuben Strickland of Sims; a daughter, Barbara Ann
S. Keummering of Reva, Va.; and a sister, Lorna Montgomery of Phoenix.
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 8543 Healthy Plains Church Road.

Samuel Bullock
Nov. 6, 1918 July 5, 2001
Samuel Bullock, 82, of 614 College St., formerly of 213 Manchester St., died
Thursday at Wilson Medical Center. The funeral will be conducted by Elder Louis
Eatmon at 2 p.m. Friday at Hamilton Funeral Chapel, 726 S. Tarboro St. Burial
will follow in Rest Haven Cemetery.
Bullock was a World War II veteran of the U.S. Army. He was a retired brick
mason with McClain Construction Company.
Surviving are one daughter, Monta Gray Harper of Wilson; two sons, Bobby Lynn
Bullock and Robert Lee Bullock, both of Wilson; one sister, Lula Bullock Foxx of
Wilson; 15 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-
grandchildren.
The body may be viewed at the funeral home Thursday from 3-9 p.m. The family
will receive friends at the residence and will assemble there one hour before
the funeral.

July 12, 2001

Charles L. Phillips
Charles L. Phillips, 75, of Smithfield died Wednesday at Wayne Memorial
Hospital, Goldsboro. The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in the chapel of
Parrish Funeral Home, Selma. Burial will follow in Selma Memorial Gardens.
Surviving are his wife; two daughters, including Kay Brown of Kenly; four
stepdaughters, including Lachelle Parker, Cathy Narron and Felicia Rose, all of
Wilson; eight sons, including Randy Phillips of Kenly; one sister; two brothers,
including Pete Phillips of Wilson; 16 grandchildren; four stepgrandchildren;
seven great-grandchildren; and one stepgreat-grandchild.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7-9 tonight.

Lizzie A. Sanders
Nov. 25, 1909 July 10, 2001
PRINCETON — Lizzie Adams Sanders, 91, died Tuesday at WilMed, Wilson. A
graveside service will be conducted by the Rev. Richard McKeel at 11 a.m. Friday
in Princeton Cemetery.
Surviving are one daughter, Magdalene Cartwright of Emerald Isle; two sons,
Harold Sanders of New Bern and Jay Sanders of Goldsboro; one sister, Helen
Johnson; one brother, George Adams of Zebulon; eight grandchildren; and eight
great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends at Parrish Funeral Home, Princeton, from 7-9
tonight.

Montrel M. Ellis
Feb. 15, 1986 July 7, 2001
Montrel Milton Ellis, 15, of 1701 Singletary St. died Saturday at Pitt County
Memorial Hospital, Greenville. The funeral will be conducted by Elder Corey
Everette at 2 p.m. Saturday at Brown Chapel Baptist Church, 1507 Hadley St.
Burial will follow in Rest Haven Cemetery.
Ellis was a member of Cornerline Primitive Baptist Church, Saratoga.
Surviving are his mother and stepfather, Janet Marie Ellis and Bobby Ray Hardy
of Wilson; two sisters, Quaneshi Lawshawn Ellis and Jacquella Patrice Ellis,
both of Wilson; and his maternal grandmother, Mary Lee Ellis of Wilson with
whom he lived.
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 the residence where they will assemble one hour before the funeral.

Rudolph B. West
Jan. 24, 1929 July 11, 2001
FREMONT — Rudolph Bert West, 72, of 504 E. South St. died Wednesday at Wilson
Medical Center. The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Powell Dew and the
Rev. Tony Connor at 11 a.m. Friday in the chapel of Shackleford Funeral Service,
102 N. Pine St.
He was retired from Bridgestone/Firestone and was a U.S. Army veteran of the
Korean War. He was a member of Fremont Missionary Baptist Church where he served
as a deacon.
Surviving are his wife, Frances Mooring West; one daughter, Beth Kirby of
Goldsboro; three sons, Rudy West of Fremont, Fred West of Goldsboro and Steve
West of Pikeville; one sister, Mary Miller of Goldsboro; and nine grandchildren.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7-9 tonight and at
other times at the residence.

Reba L. Bishop
Aug. 2, 1929 July 11, 2001
Reba Lee Bishop, 71, of 1177 Thompson Chapel Road died Wednesday at Avante at
Wilson. A graveside service will be conducted by the Rev. Tommy Hagan at 11 a.m.
Friday in Evergreen Memorial Gardens.
Surviving are her husband, Bobby Lee Bishop; two daughters, Linda Smith of
Pensacola, Fla., and Connie Sue Bass of Wilson; two stepdaughters, Yolanda Tant
of Zebulon and Robin Jones of Roanoke Rapids; two sisters, Elsie Taylor and Jean
Tedder, both of Wilson; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends at Shingleton Funeral Home, 2407 W. Nash St.
from 7-9 tonight.

July 13, 2001

Henry E. Applewhite
Nov. 2, 1937 July 11, 2001
Henry Ervin Applewhite, 63, of Durham, a native of Wilson County, died
Wednesday. A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday in Stantonsburg
Cemetery.
Applewhite was a free-lance photographer in Manteo. He was the official
photographer for the Elizabethan Gardens in Manteo.
His survivors include his brother, James W. Applewhite of Durham.
The family will receive friends following the graveside service.
Arrangements are incomplete and being handled by Thomas-Yelverton Funeral
Service, 2704 W. Nash St.

Claude F. Bolger
March 6, 1909 July 12, 2001
Claude Francis Bolger, 92, died Thursday. A graveside service will be
conducted by the Rev. Trent Watts at 11 a.m. Saturday in Evergreen Memorial
Gardens.
Surviving are a daughter, Mary Claudia Bolger of Raleigh; a son, John M.
Bolger of Richmond, Va.; a sister, Mary Tillman of Illinois; and four
grandchildren.
Arrangements are being handled by Joyner’s Funeral Home, 4100 U.S. 264 West.

Kathryn J. Bolger
May 8, 1914 June 26, 2001
Kathryn Jutting Bolger, 87, died June 26. A graveside service will be
conducted by the Rev. Trent Watts at 11 a.m. Saturday in Evergreen Memorial
Gardens.
Surviving are a daughter, Mary Claudia Bolger of Raleigh; a son, John M.
Bolger of Richmond, Va.; a sister, Joan Fink of Indianapolis, Ind.; and four
grandchildren.
Arrangements are being handled by Joyner’s Funeral Home, 4100 U.S. 264 West.

Frank Hufty Jr.
Nov. 16, 1915 July 10, 2001
MORTON, Ill. — Frank R. “Dick” Hufty Jr., 85, formerly of Wilson, N.C., died
Tuesday at St. Francis Medical Center, Peoria. The funeral will be conducted by
the Rev. D. Joe Dunlap at 10:30 a.m. Monday at All Saints Episcopal Church.
Entombment will follow in Hillcrest Mausoleum.
Surviving are his wife, Shirley Spencer Hufty; two daughters, Ellen Hufty,-
Miars of Winter Springs, Fla., and Virginia Hufty-Stern of Los Angeles; two
sons, Rick Hufty of Weston, Fla., and Warren Hufty of Bradenton, Fla.; and nine
grandchildren.
Arrangements are being handled by Knapp-Johnson Funeral Home.

James E. Ivey Sr.
Nov. 6, 1917 July 13, 2001
FREMONT — James E. Ivey Sr., 83, of 201 N. Vance St. died Friday at Wayne
Memorial Hospital, Goldsboro. The funeral will be held at 3:30 p.m. Sunday at
Shackleford Funeral Chapel, 102 N. Pine St., Fremont. Burial will follow in
Elmwood Cemetery.
Ivey was retired from the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources
where he was site manager for Aycock Birthplace. He was a member of Fremont Free
Will Baptist Church and was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.
Surviving are his wife, Myrtle Ivey; a son, Jim Ivey of Fremont; a sister,
Mary Broughton of Fremont; and a brother, Major Ivey of Fremont.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home Saturday from 7-9 p.m. and
at other times at the residence.

Geraldine B. Lane
Geraldine B. “Gerry” Lane, 76, of Richmond, Va., formerly of Micro, died
Sunday. A memorial service will be held Saturday at 3 p.m. in the chapel of
Parrish Funeral Home, Selma.

David L. Daniel
The address for David L. Daniel is 1101 S. Fifth St. The name of his brother
is Joseph Waylon Daniel Jr. of Wilson. This information was incorrect in
Monday’s edition.
Shingleton Funeral Home regrets the error.

July 14, 2001

Roland Foster
Graveside services for Roland Foster, 84, of Baltimore will be held today at 2
p.m. at Upper Black Creek Church Cemetery.
Arrangements are being handled by Coley Funeral Home, Kenly.

July 16, 2001

Harrison C. Forbes
April 23, 1935 July 14, 2001
The Rev. Harrison Corbett Forbes, 66, of 502 Lafayette Drive died Saturday at
his home. A memorial service will be conducted by the Rev. Gordon Sebastian, Max
O. Flynn and W. Bill Ezzell at 3 p.m. Tuesday at Peace Free Will Baptist Church.
The Rev. Forbes was pastor of Restoration Foursquare Gospel Church.
Surviving are his wife, Felicia Taylor Forbes; a son, Harrison Taylor “Ty”
Forbes of Wilson; a sister, Sally Forbes Sloan of Lenexa, Kan.; and one
granddaughter.
The family will receive friends at the home from 7-9 tonight.

Daniel T. Griffin
July 2, 1926 July 14, 2001
Daniel Tyson Griffin, 75, of Greensboro, a native of Wilson, died Saturday at
Wesley Long Community Hospital. The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at
Forbis and Dick Funeral Home, Elm Street Chapel. A graveside service will be
held at 3:30 p.m. in Maplewood Cemetery.
He was past president of the North Carolina Association of Broadcasters and
retired in 1985 as manager of WBIG radio station with 30 years of service.
Surviving are his wife, Marietta Graves Griffin; a daughter, Donna Marie
Griffin of Greensboro; a son, Daniel Tyson Griffin Jr. of Dale City, Va.; a
sister, Mae Griffin Shackelford of Wilson; and two grandchildren.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7-8:30 tonight.

Mary M. Boykin
MIDDLESEX — Mary Mitchell Boykin, 58, of 7828 Stokes Road died Saturday at
Guardian Care of Zebulon. The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Branson
Sheets at 3 p.m. Tuesday in the chapel at Shingleton Funeral Home, 2407 W. Nash
St. Burial will follow in Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church Cemetery.
Surviving are her husband, William B. “Billy” Boykin; a daughter, Cecile B.
Tripp of Middlesex; two sisters, Alice Peeden and Louise Jones, both of Selma;
five brothers, Donnie Mitchell and James Mitchell, both of Smithfield, Joe
Mitchell, Kenneth Mitchell and Elwood Mitchell, all of Selma; and three
grandchildren.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7-9 tonight.

Bobbie C. Joyner
July 6, 1934 July 14, 2001
WALSTONBURG — Bobbie Carroll Joyner, 67, of 202 W. Railroad St. died Saturday
at his home. The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Tony Glass at 3:30 today
at Farmville Funeral Home Church Street Chapel. Burial will follow in
Walstonburg Cemetery.
Joyner was a member of Howell Swamp Free Will Baptist Church.
Surviving are his wife, Josephine Craft Joyner; two sons, John M. “Mac” Joyner
of Farmville and Jeffery W. “Jeff” Joyner of Walstonburg; two sisters; and two
granddaughters.

Lula W. Deans
MIDDLESEX — Lula Whitley Deans, 78, of 5081 Denton Road died Saturday at Rex
Hospital. The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Tim Hopkins at 2 p.m. today
in the chapel of Spring Hope Funeral Home, 7881 Webbs Mill Road. Burial will
follow in Spring Hope Memorial Gardens.
Surviving are her husband, Philip R. Deans; two daughters, Phyllis Whitley of
Rocky Mount and Wanda Williams of Spring Hope; one son, Ray Deans of Middlesex;
two sisters, Oma W. Hopkins of Middlesex and Jackie Boykin of Wilmington; eight
grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

Bernette S. Borden
March 10, 1919 July 14, 2001
Bernette Sherard Borden of Charlotte died Saturday. A graveside service will
be conducted by the Rev. I.B. Horton at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Elmwood Cemetery,
Fremont.
She was a member of First African Baptist Church of Goldsboro and was a
retired educator with the Wayne County school system.
Surviving are her daughter, Martha Mullen of Charlotte; and two
granddaughters.
Arrangements are being handled by Hamilton Funeral Chapel, 726 S. Tarboro St.

Alvin L. Jones
KENLY — Alvin L. Jones, 44, died Saturday. The funeral will be held at 2 p.m.
Tuesday in the chapel of Parrish Funeral Home, Selma. Burial will follow in
Selma Memorial Gardens.
Surviving are his wife, Patricia Corbett Jones; a daughter, Carrie Jones
Johnson of Selma; a son, the Rev. Rodney Jones of Kenly; his mother, Ruth W.
Jones of Selma; two sisters, Doris McDaniel and Louise Johnson, both of Selma;
and a brother, the Rev. Ricky Earl Jones of Lillington.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7-9 tonight.

July 17, 2001

Joe Kent Jr.
Oct. 8, 1912 July 14, 2001
Joe Kent Jr., 88, of 6379 Radio Tower Road died Saturday at Avante at Wilson.
The funeral will be conducted by Elder R. Earl Wooten at 1 p.m. Wednesday at
Mary Grove Missionary Baptist Church, 6258 Wiggins Mill Road, Lucama. Burial
will follow in Hamilton Burial Garden, Wilson.
Kent was a member of Mary Grove Missionary Baptist Church.
Surviving are his wife, Lena Mitchell Kent; one daughter, Barbara Ann Coleman
of Wilson; three sisters, Fannie Patterson and Ella Lee Deans, both of Wilson
and Addie Lee Booth of Alberta, Va.; six grandchildren; and 15 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.

John R. Barnes Sr.
Dec. 27, 1944 July 16, 2001
John Roscoe Barnes Sr., 56, died Monday. A graveside service will be held at 2
p.m. Wednesday in Maplewood Cemetery.
Surviving are a daughter, Amy Elizabeth Barnes of Wilson; a son, John R.
Barnes of Wilson; a brother, Steve D. Barnes of Rocky Mount; and one
granddaughter.
The family will receive friends at the home of John and Rebecca Barnes, 1524
Bloomery Road, Bailey.
Arrangements are being handled by Joyner’s Funeral Home, 4100 U.S. 264 West.

Oma D. Ross
SELMA — Oma Dean Ross, 87, died Monday. The funeral will be held at 11 a.m.
Wednesday at Powhatan Free Will Baptist Church, Clayton. Burial will follow in
the church cemetery.
Surviving are 10 children, including Alfred Ross of Pikeville; three sisters,
including Ollie Brady of Kenly; one brother; 32 grandchildren; and 35 great-
grandchildren.
The family will receive friends at the church Wednesday from 10-11 a.m. and at
other times at home of Irene Williams, 616 Cole Road, Clayton.
Arrangements are being handled by McLaurin Funeral Home, Clayton.

Gertie Wells
KENLY — Gertie Wells, 80, of Britthaven of Smithfield, formerly of Kenly, died
Sunday at Johnston Memorial Hospital. A graveside service was conducted by the
Rev. Sandi Sandino at 11 a.m. today in Kenly Cemetery.
Arrangements were handled by Coley Funeral Home.


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