Obituaries

Tony Earl Hawley

January 19, 2017

Tony Earl Hawley March 25, 1944 – January 16, 2017   Tony Earl Hawley, 72, of Kenly passed away Monday. His funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday at Joyner’s Funeral Home, Wilson.  Interment will follow in Springhill Presby...

Ethel Smiley

January 19, 2017

Ethel Smiley August 5, 1926 – January 17, 2017   Ethel Smiley, 90, of Wilson passed away Tuesday. Her funeral will be conducted at 7 p.m. Thursday at Joyner’s Funeral Home, Wilson.  A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Frida...

Virginia Barnes Campbell

January 17, 2017

Virginia Barnes Campbell January 20, 1923 – January 15, 2017   Virginia Barnes Campbell died peacefully Sunday morning at Autumn Care of Nash at the age of 93, and was one of eight children born to Oscar and Dollie Barnes of Wilson. ...

Amanda Paige Barber Farmer

January 15, 2017

Amanda Paige Barber Farmer August 17, 1960 – January 15, 2017   Amanda Paige Barber Farmer, 56, passed away Sunday, January 15, 2017 at Wilson Medical Center.   Amanda is survived by a brother, Joseph “Joey” Barber and ...

John Hyman Amerson

January 14, 2017


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John Hyman Amerson September 26, 1939 – January 11, 2017 John Hyman Amerson, 77, of Hookerton passed away Wednesday. A graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday in Black Creek Town Cemetery, Black Creek.  Ted Sauls will officia...

Patricia Gail Hawley

January 13, 2017

Patricia Gail Hawley July 4, 1958 – January 8, 2017 Patricia Gail Hawley, 58, of Kenly passed away Sunday. Her funeral will be conducted at 7 p.m. Friday evening at Joyner’s Funeral Home, 4100 Raleigh Road Parkway, Wilson. A graveside serv...

Eleanor Simpson Watson

January 13, 2017

Eleanor Simpson Watson July 15, 1925 – January 9, 2017 Eleanor Simpson Watson, 91, of Lucama passed away Monday. Her funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday at Joyner’s Funeral Home, Wilson. Interment will follow in Watson Family Ce...

Doug Meacomes

January 13, 2017

Doug Meacomes October 16, 1974 – January 10, 2017 Doug Meacomes, 42, of Lucama passed away Tuesday. His funeral will be conducted at 10 a.m. Friday at Joyner’s Funeral Home. Interment will follow in the Waddell Family Cemetery, Lucama. The Rev....

Fred Crespo

January 12, 2017

Fred Crespo, 55, of Wilson, passed away Friday, January 6, 2017. He was born in Manhattan, New York on January 11, 1961. Fred embodied the spirit of the city of his birth, for no place is quite like New York City, and no person was quite like Fred ...

Paul N. Blake, Jr.

January 11, 2017

Paul N. Blake, Jr. July 5, 1936 – January 7, 2017 Paul N. Blake, Jr., of Wilson was born July 5, 1936 and passed away Saturday, January 7, 2017 following a courageous battle with cancer. A life-long resident of Wilson, he was a wise yet mode...

Renato Arizpe

January 11, 2017

Renato Arizpe September 29, 1932 – January 7, 2017 Renato Arizpe, 84 was born on September 29, 1932. He departed his earthly life on January 7, 2017 at his home surrounded by family. His funeral will be conducted at 7 p.m. Wednesday evening a...

Ruth Ann Zeiger Rhodes

January 6, 2017

Ruth Ann Zeiger Rhodes December 12, 1937 – January 4, 2017 Ruth Ann Zeiger Rhodes, 79, of Wilson passed away Wednesday. The family will receive friends Friday from 6 – 8 p.m. at Joyner’s Funeral Home, 4100 Raleigh Road Parkway, Wilson. A...

Hilda "Tootsie" Vaughn Williams

January 5, 2017

Hilda Vaughn Williams September 16, 1945 – January 1, 2017 Hilda Vaughn “Tootsie” Williams, 71, of Wilson passed away Sunday. Her funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday at Joyner’s Funeral Home, Wilson. Interment will ...

Lauren Shouldis Griego

January 4, 2017

Lauren Shouldis Griego August 29, 1955 – December 25, 2016 Lauren Shouldis Griego, 61, of Cary passed away Sunday. Her funeral will be conducted at a later date in New Jersey. Lauren is survived by her daughters, Jillian Thompson and husb...

Shelia Jones Sharpe

January 3, 2017

Shelia Jones Sharpe April 10, 1951 – January 3, 2017 Shelia Jones Sharpe, 65, of Wilson passed peacefully Tuesday at UNC Women’s Hospital. Her memorial service will be conducted at a later date. Shelia is survived by her loving husband of...

Charles William Dixon

January 2, 2017

Charles William Dixon April 2, 1928 – December 8, 2016 Charles William “Billy” Dixon, 88, of Elm City passed away Thursday. A private service will be held for the family at a later date. Billy is survived by his loving wife, Juanita Gra...

Kent Gay

January 1, 2017

Kent Gay September 4, 1953 – December 28, 2016 Gregory Kent Gay, 63, of Wilson passed away Wednesday. A celebration of life will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. Sunday at Joyner’s Funeral Home, Wilson. The family will receive friends immediately ...

Merton Edward "Eddie" Robinson, Jr.

January 1, 2017

Merton Edward "Eddie" Robinson, Jr. Merton Edward "Eddie" Robinson, Jr., was one of a kind. It was evident in his first name and to everyone who knew and loved him. We thank God for him and his seventy-five years of life and for our memories and s...

Thomas Everette Barnes

December 31, 2016

Thomas Everette Barnes April 23, 1939 – December 29, 2016 Thomas Everette Barnes, 77, of Lucama passed away Thursday. His funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at Joyner’s Funeral Home. Interment will follow in Bass Family ...

John Wade Dew

December 31, 2016

John Wade Dew December 10, 1963 – December 27, 2016 John Wade Dew, 53, of Middlesex, went home to be with the Lord on December 27, 2016. His funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at Joyner’s Funeral Home in Wilson. Interment ...

Ms. Janie Theresa High Theriac

December 30, 2016

Janie Theresa High Theriac January 10, 1923 – December 27, 2016 Janie Theresa High Theriac, 93, of Wilson passed away Tuesday. She was affectionately known as Ms. Janie and was a native of Wilson. She graduated from Charles L. Coon High Schoo...

Gamaliel "Joe" Duvoil Batten

December 29, 2016

Gamaliel Duvoil Batten July 13, 1921 – December 25, 2016 Gamaliel Duvoil “Joe” Batten, 95, of Wilson passed away Sunday. His funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday at Joyner’s Funeral Home, Wilson. Entombment will follow ...

Oleta Odum Wood

December 29, 2016

Oleta Odum Wood December 16, 1923 – December 26, 2016 Oleta Odum Wood, 93, passed away Monday, December 26, 2016 in Edenton. Oleta is survived by her son, Terry Wood and daughter-in-law, Betty of Kingston, Tennessee; her daughter, Kathryn A...

Charles Junior Mitchell

December 29, 2016

Charles Junior Mitchell October 17, 1956 - December 25, 2016 Charles Junior Mitchell, 60, of Wilson passed Sunday. A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, December 29, 2016 in Rest Haven, Wilson. The family will receive friends...

Edward Chadwick McClees, Jr.

December 28, 2016


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Edward Chadwick McClees, Jr. January 23, 1928 - December 7, 2016 Chapel Hill-Edward Chadwick McClees, Jr., 88, died peacefully at home on December 7, 2016. A celebration of his life will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 28 at Cedar G...