Obituaries

Horace Lee Evans Horace Lee Evans Horace Lee Evans

June 26, 2016

Horace Lee Evans December 28, 1939 – June 23, 2016 Horace “Lee” Evans, 76, of Wilson passed away Wednesday at home. He was preceded in death by his parents, Johnnie and Ellen Evans; his wife and the love of his life, Faye Evans, and brothe...

Laurie Merrix Foster

June 25, 2016

Laurie Merrix Foster April 6, 1955 - June 18, 2016 Laurie Foster, 61, passed away Saturday, June 18th, 2016. Her Memorial service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 25th at Joyner's Funeral Home, 4100 Raleigh Road, Wilson. The family w...

Mabel Roberson McIntyre

June 24, 2016

Mabel Roberson McIntyre July 31, 1921 – June 22, 2016 Mabel Roberson McIntyre, 94, of Stanhope, a beloved teacher of thousands and a pillar of her family and community, died at her home Tuesday, June 22, 2016. Mabel Buell Roberson was born ...

Betty Lou Davis Atkinson

June 23, 2016

Betty Lou Davis Atkinson June 22, 1938 – June 20, 2016 Betty Lou Davis Atkinson, 77, of Lucama passed away Monday. Her funeral will be held at 3 p.m. at Little Rock Free Will Baptist Church. A private burial will be conducted. The Rev. Dr. D...

Danny Lee Braswell

June 23, 2016

Danny Lee Braswell August 31, 1957 – June 21, 2016 Danny Lee Braswell, 58, of Bailey passed away Tuesday. His funeral services will be conducted at 7 p.m. Thursday at Joyner’s Funeral Home. His graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Fri...

Howard Junior Hinnant

June 22, 2016

Howard Junior Hinnant August 30, 1945- June 15, 2016 Howard Junior Hinnant, 70, of Lucama passed away Wednesday. His funeral service will be conducted at 11a.m. Wednesday at Joyner’s Funeral Home. The Rev. Debra Kerney will officiate. The f...

Rose Pimpinella Gleaton

June 22, 2016

Rose Pimpinella Gleaton November 5, 1929 – June 21, 2016 Rose Pimpinella Gleaton, 85, passed away Tuesday. A private service will be conducted at a later date. Rose was married to her recently deceased husband of sixty-four years, Clarence ...

Danny B Williams

June 18, 2016

Danny Williams April 2, 1944 – June 15, 2016 Danny Braxton Williams Sr., 72, of Wilson passed away Wednesday. Funeral services will be conducted 2 p.m. Saturday at Joyner’s Funeral Home. Interment will follow in Kenly Cemetery. The Rev. ...

Dorothy D Lucas

June 17, 2016

Dorothy Dail Lucas May 28, 1941 – June 15, 2016 Dorothy Dail Lucas, 75, of Lucama passed away Wednesday. Her memorial service will be conducted Friday at 7 p.m. at Joyner’s Funeral Home. The Rev. Daniel Taylor will officiate. The famil...

Deborah A Wilson

June 16, 2016

Deborah Ann Wilson April 25, 1952 – June 14, 2016 Deborah Ann Wilson, 64, of Wilson passed away Tuesday. Her graveside service will be conducted at 12:30 p.m. Thursday at Evergreen Cemetery. The Rev. Tony Hawley will officiate. The famil...

Charles Matthew McKeel

June 14, 2016

Charles Matthew McKeel September 27, 1922 – June 12, 2016 Charles Matthew “Mack” McKeel, 93, of Wilson passed away Sunday. His funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Joyner’s Funeral Home. Interment will follow in Everg...

Barbara Williams Batts

June 13, 2016

Barbara Williams Batts May 4, 1933 – June 9, 2016 Barbara Williams Batts, 83, of Elm City, passed away Thursday. Her funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at Joyner’s Funeral Home, Wilson. Interment will follow in Evergreen Memorial ...

Walter Jackson Wooten

June 13, 2016

Walter Jackson Wooten May 28, 1935 – June 8, 2016 Walter Jackson Wooten, 81, of Macclesfield passed away Wednesday. A memorial visitation to celebrate Walter’s life will be held Monday, June 13, 2016 from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. at Joyner’s Fun...

Margie Lancaster Williams

June 11, 2016

Margie Lancaster Williams April 1, 1927 – June 8, 2016 Margie Lancaster Williams, 89, of Wilson, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on June 8, 2016. Her funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at the First Free Will Baptist...

Willard D Tant

June 9, 2016

Willard David Tant December 23, 1945 – June 6, 2016 Willard David Tant, 70, of Middlesex passed away Monday. His funeral service will be conducted at 7 p.m. Thursday at Stony Hill Free Will Baptist Church. Interment will be 11 a.m. Friday i...

Jesse C. Batts

June 8, 2016

Jesse C. Batts October 1, 1937 – June 5, 2016 Jesse C. Batts, 78, of Elm City passed away Sunday. His funeral will be conducted at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Joyner’s Funeral Home, Wilson. Graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday in Mapl...

Ruth "Jackie" Ruffin Hagwood

June 7, 2016

Ruth Ruffin Hagwood November 8, 1927 – June 3, 2016 Ruth “Jackie” Ruffin Hagwood, 88, of Bailey passed away Friday evening. Her funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Joyner’s Funeral Home, Wilson. Interment will follow...

John “JE” Edsel Beard, III

June 6, 2016

John “JE” Edsel Beard, III November 13, 1949 – June 6, 2016 John “JE” Edsel Beard, III, 67, of Bailey, passed away after a yearlong battle with cancer. JE, as he was known to all his friends, died peacefully at home surrounded by family...

Jacquelyn Johnson Bissette

June 5, 2016

Jacquelyn Johnson Bissette October 17, 1931 – June 3, 2016 Jacquelyn “Jackie” Johnson Bissette, of Wilson passed away Friday at home on June 3, 2016 at the age of 84. She was born on October 17, 1931, the seventh of eight children. Jacque...

Catherine Jenette Davis Brinson

June 5, 2016

Catherine Jenette Davis Brinson April 14, 1941 – June 5, 2016 Catherine Jenette Davis Brinson, 75, of Wilson passed away Sunday, surrounded by her loving family. Catherine was born on April 14, 1941 in Enfield. She was a strong, courageous...

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...

Lucille Davis Gay

June 2, 2016

Lucille Davis Gay May 7, 1925 – May 31, 2016 Lucille Davis Gay, 91, of Wilson passed away Tuesday. Her funeral service will be conducted at 7 p.m. Thursday at Joyner’s Funeral Home, Wilson. A graveside service will be held at 11 Friday in E...

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...