Obituaries

Susan Lee Hastings Widener

June 24, 2017

Susan Lee Hastings Widener October 7, 1945 – June 9, 2017 Susan Lee Hastings Widener, 71, of Wilson passed away Friday at home with her loving family by her side. A celebration of her life will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 24th, 2017 at F...

James Edwin Barnes

June 23, 2017

James Edwin Barnes April 14, 1947 – June 21, 2017 James Edwin “Red” Barnes, 70, of Lucama passed away Wednesday. A graveside service will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. Friday in Barnes Family Cemetery. The family will receive friends 10 a.m....

Richard Edward Pate

June 23, 2017

Richard Edward Pate November 9, 1962 – June 21, 2017 Richard “Richie” Edward Pate, 54, passed away Wednesday. His funeral service will be conducted at 6 p.m. Friday at Joyner’s Funeral Home, Wilson. A graveside service will be held at 11 ...

Raymond "Ray" Clarence White

June 22, 2017

Raymond (Ray) Clarence White January 13, 1952 – June 20, 2017 Raymond Clarence White “Ray”, 65, of Wilson, peacefully went home to meet the Lord on Tuesday, June 20, 2017. Ray, as he was known to his friends, was born on January 13, 19...

Richard LeRoy Ferrell

June 19, 2017

Richard LeRoy Ferrell November 18, 1964 – June 14, 2017 Richard LeRoy Ferrell, 52, of Wilson passed away Wednesday. A celebration of his life will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Joyner’s Funeral Home, 4100 Raleigh Road Parkway, Wilson, with t...

Jimmy Wayne Turner

June 19, 2017

Jimmy Wayne Turner October 16, 1947 – June 15, 2017 Jimmy Wayne Turner, 69, passed away Thursday. His funeral will be conducted at 7 p.m. Monday at Joyner’s Funeral Home, 4100 Raleigh Road Parkway, Wilson, with the family receiving friends ...

Linwood Dean Cates

June 15, 2017

Linwood Dean Cates January 21, 1943 – June 12, 2017 Linwood “Tadpole” Cates, 74, of Wilson passed away Monday. His funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday at Joyner’s Funeral Home, Wilson. Interment will follow in Evergreen ...

Margaret Driver Murray

June 13, 2017

Margaret Driver Murray February 23, 1946 – June 11, 2017  Margaret Driver Murray, age 71, passed away at her home in Middlesex on Sunday, June 11, 2017. She was born on February 23, 1946 in Nash County. She worked at Naomi Knitting in Zebulo...

Cleo H. Bunn Boykin

June 12, 2017

  Cleo H. Bunn Boykin March 9, 1923 – June 9, 2017 Cleo H. Bunn Boykin, 94, of Sims died peacefully at her home on Friday. Her funeral will be conducted at 6 p.m. Monday at Joyner’s Funeral Home, Wilson.  Graveside service will be held...

Richard Scott Rahm

June 10, 2017

Richard Scott Rahm February 8, 1958 – June 2, 2017 Richard Scott Rahm, 59 of Wilson passed away Friday. A celebration of his life will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday at Joyner’s Funeral Home, 4100 Raleigh Road Parkway, Wilson.  The family will...

Nannie Reba Denton Pittman

June 6, 2017

Nannie Reba Pittman Denton May 16, 1930 – June 3, 2017 Nannie Reba Pittman Denton, 87, of Wilson passed away Saturday. Her funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Joyner’s Funeral Home. Interment will follow in Evergreen Memori...

Janice Grey Joyner

June 5, 2017

Janice Grey Coley Joyner August 5, 1935 – June 3, 2017 Janice Grey Coley Joyner, 81, of Wilson passed away Saturday. Janice was a loving wife, mother, sister, grandmother and great grandmother who will be missed by all that knew her. Her fune...

Mildred Smith

May 31, 2017

Mildred Smith April 23, 1926 – May 29, 2017 Mildred Smith, 91, of Wilson passed away Monday. Her funeral service will be conducted at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Unity FWB, Wilson. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday in Evergreen Memor...

Melanie Horton

May 26, 2017

Melanie Horton June 16, 1964 – May 22, 2017 Melanie Horton, 52, of Wilson, passed away Monday. Her memorial service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday at Black Creek United Methodist Church, 200 Church Street, Black Creek, North Carolina. Pas...

Johnny Nunn Westbrook

May 25, 2017

Johnny Nunn Westbrook April 30, 1941 – May 21, 2017 Johnny Nunn Westbrook, 76, of Blounts Creek, passed away early Sunday morning peacefully surrounded by his wife and children. His memorial service will be conducted at 7:00 p.m. Thursday at ...

Etta Temple Godwin

May 25, 2017

Etta Temple Godwin November 7, 1935 – May 22, 2017 Etta Temple Godwin, 81, of Wilson, passed away Monday. Her funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday at Rock Springs Church, Bailey. Interment will follow in Bailey Town Cemetery. Th...

James Alton Flowers, Jr.

May 25, 2017

James Alton Flowers, Jr. September 29, 1934 – May 22, 2017 James A. “Jack” Flowers, Jr., 82, of Wilson passed away Monday due to heart failure. His memorial service will be held Thursday at 11:00 am in the chapel at Joyner’s Funeral Hom...

Robert Earl Gray

May 22, 2017

Robert Earl Gray March 12, 1939 – May 14, 2017 Robert “Bobby” Earl Gray, 78 of Wilson passed away Sunday, May 14, 2017. He was a quiet man and a free spirit. Bobby lived out his faith through his strong community focus and heart for helpi...

Donna Jean Gardner Burchfield

May 22, 2017

Donna Jean Burchfield Gardner February 15, 1941 – May 21, 2017 Donna Jean Burchfield Gardner, 76, of Kinston, passed away Sunday. Arrangements are by Joyner’s Funeral Home, 4100 Raleigh Road Parkway, Wilson. Condolences may be directed ...

Eli Charles Saleeby

May 18, 2017

Eli Charles Saleeby April 16, 1925 - May 14, 2017 Eli Saleeby, 92, of Wilson passed away on Sunday May 14, at Duke Hospital. He grew up in Wilson and worked in a variety of family businesses.  He was a pilot and worked for many years in Cambr...

Joseph Radford "Joe" Allen, Sr.

May 15, 2017

Joseph Radford Allen, Sr. November 26, 1924 – May 11, 2017 Joseph Radford “Joe” Allen, Sr., 92, of Wilson passed away Thursday. His funeral will be conducted at 7 p.m. Monday at Joyner’s Funeral Home, Wilson.  A private graveside will ...

Gary Wayne Batchelor

May 15, 2017

Gary Wayne Batchelor February 27, 1969 – May 12, 2017 Gary Wayne “Groovy” Batchelor, 48, of Elm City passed away Friday. A private graveside will be conducted.  The Rev. Gene Wells will officiate. Gary is survived by his sister, Lisa ...

Robert Edward Tomlinson, Sr.

May 12, 2017

Robert Edward Tomlinson, Sr. February 14, 1943 – May 8, 2017 Robert Edward Tomlinson, Sr., 74, of Kenly passed away Monday. His funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday at Kenly Community Church (formerly Kenly Pentecostal Holiness Ch...

Alice Marie Durham

May 12, 2017

Alice Marie Durham March 12, 1930 – May 09, 2017 Alice Marie Durham, 87, resident of Wilson Pines Center, passed away Tuesday. A graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday in Evergreen Memorial Park, Wilson. The Rev. Mike Wells and...

William C. Lamm

May 12, 2017

William C. “Hat” Lamm May 23, 1933 – May 10, 2017 William C. “Hat” Lamm, 83, of Bailey passed away Wednesday. Funeral services will be conducted 4 p.m. Friday at Oasis of Love Tabernacle Church, 6525 Schooners Road, Bailey, North Caroli...