Obituaries

Louis Ray Whitman, Sr.

June 2, 2016

Louis Ray Whitman, Sr. January 5, 1947 – May 30, 2016 Louis Ray Whitman, Sr., 69, of Lucama passed away Monday. A graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday in Evergreen Memorial Park, Wilson. Pastor Cathy Carter will officiate. ...

Gladys Joyce Lamm

June 2, 2016

Gladys Joyce Lamm May 28, 1939 – May 30, 2016 Gladys Joyce Lamm, 77, of Wilson passed away Monday. A graveside service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday in Spring Hope Memorial Gardens, Spring Hope. The family will receive friends immediate...

Olive D Sessoms

June 2, 2016

Olive Duff Sessoms August 18, 1925 – May 30, 2016 Olive Duff Sessoms, 90, of Elm City passed away Monday. Her funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday at Westview Baptist church on Sunset Avenue in Rocky Mount. Interment will foll...

Reverend Lester C. Bissette

June 1, 2016

Reverend Lester C. Bissette May 13, 1930 – May 28, 2016 Reverend Lester C Bissette, 86, of Bailey passed away Saturday. His funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday at Bailey United Methodist Church. Interment will follow in...

Faith Ann Rance

June 1, 2016

Faith Ann Rance October 21, 1964 – May 29, 2016 Faith Ann Rance, 51, of Lucama passed away Sunday. Her funeral service will be conducted at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday at Joyner’s Funeral Home, Wilson. Pastor Keith Cobb will officiate. The famil...

Faye Sanders Bunn

May 27, 2016

Faye Sanders Bunn February 28, 1926 – May 24, 2016 Faye Sanders Bunn, 90, of Spring Hope passed away Tuesday. Her funeral service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday at Joyner’s Funeral Home, Wilson. Interment will follow in Bailey Town Ceme...

James Willard Vester, Jr.

May 26, 2016

James Willard Vester, Jr. December 2, 1950 – May 21, 2016 James Willard Vester, Jr., 65, of Spring Hope passed away Saturday. A graveside service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday in Oakdale Cemetery, Spring Hope. Bishop J. Mack Taylor wil...

Jessie Lee Renfrow Bailey

May 25, 2016

Jessie Lee Renfrow Bailey frow BaileyNovember 9, 1929 – May 22, 2016 Jessie Lee Renfrow Bailey, 86, of Middlesex passed away Sunday. Her graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Bailey Family Cemetery, Middlesex. The Rev. J...

Hally B Tyson

May 23, 2016


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Hally Bruce Tyson October 18, 1925 – May 16, 2016 Hally Bruce Tyson Sr., 90, passed away on May 16, 2016, at Gardens of Pamlico. He was born in Wilson, NC, in 1925 and was married to Jeanette Norton Tyson for more than 60 years. During his wo...

Lawrence O Finch

May 19, 2016

Lawrence Owen Finch April 11, 1937 – May 14, 2016 Lawrence Owen Finch, 79, of Wilson passed away Sunday. His memorial service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday at First Christian Church. The Rev. Gary Walling will officiate. The famil...

Doris W McIntosh

May 18, 2016

Doris Walsh McIntosh February 8, 1923 – May 15, 2016 Doris Walsh McIntosh, 93, of Wilson passed away Sunday. Funeral services will be conducted 1 p.m. Wednesday at Joyner’s Funeral Home. Interment will follow in Maplewood Cemetery. The Rev...

Charles M. Gray

May 17, 2016

Charles M. Gray December 19, 1949 – May 13, 2016 Charles M. Gray, 66, of Kenly passed away Friday. His funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Mt Moriah Baptist Church, 3000 E Garner Road, Raleigh. Interment will follow in Mon...

John Ellis Daniel

May 16, 2016

John Ellis Daniel January 11, 1942 – May 8, 2016 John Ellis Daniel, 74, of Wilson passed away Sunday. Graveside service will be held at 11a.m. Monday in Maplewood Cemetery. The Rev. Tim McFatter will officiate. John is survived by his brot...

Patricia Robinson Kury

May 14, 2016

Patricia Robinson Kury September 12, 1941 – May 1, 2016 Patricia Robinson Kury went to heaven on Sunday, May 1, 2016. She was born in Malvern, Iowa on September 12, 1941. Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, May 14, 2016 at 11a.m. at the ...

Melissa Matthews Pittman

May 14, 2016

Melissa Matthews Pittman September 14, 1967 – May 9, 2016 Melissa Matthews Pittman, 48, of Gainesville, Florida, formally of Wilson, passed away Monday, May 9, 2016 peacefully after a courageous battle with brain cancer. A celebration of her li...

Robert Harwood Boyette

May 14, 2016

Robert Harwood Boyette October 23, 1932 – May 12, 2016 Robert “Bob” Harwood Boyette, 83, of Wilson passed away Thursday. Memorial services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Saturday at First Presbyterian Church with a reception following. Rev...

Betty Mae Thames Watts

May 13, 2016

Betty Mae Thames Watts November 13, 1940 – May 9, 2016 The Lord and Savior warmly received Betty Mae Thames Watts into his kingdom on May 9, 2016. A memorial service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, May 13, 2016 at the Lakeside Baptist C...

John H Patteson

May 13, 2016

John Herbert Patteson June18, 1934 – May 9, 2016 John Herbert (“Jack”) Patteson, age 81, of Wilson, died peacefully Monday, May 9, 2016 at Wilson Memorial Hospital, surrounded by family. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Fri...

Ronald Jay Klutey

May 10, 2016

Ronald Jay Klutey November 23, 1970 – May 5, 2016 Ronald “Jay” Klutey November 23, 1970 - May 5, 2016 Ronald “Jay” Klutey, 45 of Wilson, formally of Henderson, Kentucky, experienced a massive heart attack at Wilson Medical and then tr...

Robert Brooks Petway, Jr.

May 9, 2016

Robert Brooks Petway, Jr. September 24, 1954 – May 6, 2016 Robert Brooks Petway, Jr., 61, of Elm City, passed away Friday. His funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Monday at Joyner’s Funeral Home, Wilson. Interment will follow in...

Donnie Hugh Britt

May 6, 2016

Donnie Hugh Britt December 27, 1946 – May 4, 2016 Donnie Hugh Britt, 69, of Wilson passed away Wednesday. Graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in Maplewood Cemetery. The Rev. Steve Webb will officiate. The family will receive f...

Reverend Barnabas Dee "B.D." Stone

May 4, 2016

Reverend Barnabas Dee “B.D.” Stone September 26, 1930 – May 1, 2016 Reverend Barnabas Dee “B.D.” Stone, 85, of Bailey died Sunday. Funeral services will be conducted 11:00 a.m. Wednesday at Middlesex Church of God. Interment will follo...

Jesse Irvin Davis

May 4, 2016

Jesse Irvin Davis December 31, 1938 – May 2, 2016 Jesse “Irvin” Davis, 77, of Rock Ridge passed away Monday at the Durham VA Hospital after a day filled with visits from his family and friends. His funeral service will be conducted at 3 p.m...

Mary Price Mitchell

May 4, 2016

Mary Price Mitchell September 03, 1926 – May 3, 2016 Mary Price Mitchell, 89, of Middlesex passed away Tuesday. Her funeral service will be conducted at 7 p.m. Wednesday evening at Joyner’s Funeral Home, with Rev. Donnie Price officiating. ...

Robert L Smitherman

May 2, 2016

Robert Leak Smitherman August 29, 1929 – April 28, 2016 Robert Leak Smitherman, 86, of Wilson died Thursday. Funeral services will be conducted 2 p.m. Monday, May 2, 2016 at Joyner’s Funeral Home, 4100 Raleigh Road Parkway, Wilson. ...