Obituaries

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....

Russell Vasco Powell, Jr.

April 30, 2016

Russell Vasco Powell, Jr. August 4, 1951 – April 23, 2016 Russell Vasco Powell, Jr., 64, gently and peacefully passed away Saturday, April 23, 2016 in the Adult Bone Marrow Transplant Unit at Duke University Hospital, surrounded by his family a...

Jason Ray Price

April 30, 2016

Jason Ray Price March 14, 1993 – April 26, 2016 Jason Ray Price, 23, of Wilson passed away Tuesday. His funeral will be conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday at Peace Church, 2838 Tilghman Road, Wilson. Interment will follow in Hollywood Cemetery, Mi...

Dixie Lila Coleman Page

April 29, 2016

Dixie Lila Coleman Page July 31, 1923 – April 27, 2016 Dixie Lila Coleman Page, 92, of Wilson passed away Wednesday. A graveside service will be conducted at 3:30 p.m. on Friday in Evergreen Memorial Park, Wilson. The Elder Randall Saunders w...

Lester Williams

April 28, 2016

Lester Williams December 25, 1925 – April 24, 2016 Lester Williams, 90, of Wilson passed away Sunday, April 24, 2016 at Vidant Medical Center in Greenville surrounded by his loving family. His funeral service will be conducted at 7 p.m. Thursd...

Jean Ellis Edwards

April 26, 2016

Jean Ellis Edwards February 1, 1929 – April 24, 2016 Jean Ellis Edwards, 87, of Wilson passed away Sunday. Her graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Evergreen Memorial Park, Wilson. The Rev. Justin Deeter will officiate. ...

Ruby Batchelor Speight

April 26, 2016

Ruby Batchelor Speight September 25, 1930 – April 24, 2016 Ruby Batchelor Speight, 85, of Wilson passed away Sunday. A graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Evergreen Memorial Park, Wilson. The family will receive frie...

Mary Louise Westerkamp Schimick

April 25, 2016

Mary Louise Westerkamp Schimick August 17, 1942 – April 19, 2016 Mary Louise Westerkamp Schimick, 73, of Wilson passed away Tuesday, April 19, 2016. Mary is survived by her husband of 47 years, John “Jack” F. Schimick. She was a lovin...

James Alan Boykin

April 25, 2016

James Alan Boykin January 30, 1942 – April 20, 2016 James “Jimmy” Alan Boykin, 74, of Wilson passed away Wednesday. A celebration of his life will be held at 7 p.m. Monday at Joyner’s Funeral Home, Wilson. The family will receive fr...

Johnny Clay Bryant

April 25, 2016

Johnny Clay Bryant May 24, 1965 – April 21, 2016 Johnny Clay Bryant, 50, of Bailey died Thursday. The family will hold a graveside service at 2 p.m. Monday in Bailey Cemetery. Mr. Bryant is survived by his partner, Richard Delgado of Baile...

Lonnie Reid Williams

April 24, 2016

Lonnie Reid Williams July 15, 1947 – April 3, 2016 Lonnie Reid Williams, 68, of Lucama died Sunday. The family will hold a memorial service and receive friends at the home on Sunday, April 24, 2016. Mr. Williams is survived by his wife, Kim ...

James Melvin Bass

April 24, 2016

James Melvin Bass September 13, 1941 – April 18, 2016 James Melvin Bass, 74, of Rocky Mount passed away Monday. A graveside service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday in Evergreen Memorial Park, 2800 Nash Street, Wilson. The Major Jim Bovende...

Nellie Gray Shadding Edwards

April 24, 2016

Nellie Gray Shadding Edwards September 30, 1934 – April 21, 2016 Nellie Gray Shadding Edwards, 81, of Elm City passed away Thursday. Her funeral services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday at Joyner’s Funeral Home, Wilson. Interment will fo...

Jean Fritz Herring

April 23, 2016

Jean Fritz Herring November 19, 1924 – April 19, 2016 Jean Fritz Herring, 91, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Wednesday, April 19, 2016 at Wilson Rehabilitation and Nursing Center. Jean was born on November 19, 1924 in Lex...

Eunice Watson Sullivan

April 22, 2016

Eunice Watson Sullivan July 7, 1941 – April 20, 2016 Eunice Watson Sullivan, 74, of Wilson passed away Wednesday. Her funeral services will be conducted at 7 p.m. Friday at Joyner’s Funeral Home, Wilson. Graveside service will be held at 10...

William Durand Mayo

April 21, 2016

William Durand Mayo July 19, 1951 – April 16, 2016 William “Red” Mayo, 64, of Lucama passed away Saturday. His funeral service will be conducted at 7 p.m. Thursday at Joyner’s Funeral Home, Wilson. A graveside service will be held at 11...

Dorothy Mumford Yelverton Holland

April 17, 2016

Dorothy Mumford Yelverton Holland September 19, 1928 – April 14, 2016 Dorothy Mumford Yelverton Holland, 87, of Wilson passed Thursday. Her funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at Joyner’s Funeral Home. A graveside service will be hel...

Betty Marie Hoffman

April 16, 2016

Betty Marie Hoffman February 5, 1942 – April 11, 2016 Hoffman, Mrs. Betty Marie age 74 of Rocky Mount, formerly of Muskegon Michigan, passed away Monday, April 11, 2016 in Rocky Mount. She was born Betty Marie Heath in Coleman Michigan, the ...

Dorothy Marie Joyner

April 16, 2016

Dorothy Marie Joyner September 27, 1924 – April 13, 2016 Dorothy Marie Joyner passed away at the age of ninety-one at home with her family by her side. A graveside service will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. in Town Creek Cemetery. The Rev. Tim ...

Alma "Phoebe" Wilson Perry Boone

April 16, 2016

Alma Wilson Perry Boone Alma “Phoebe” Wilson Perry Boone, of Middlesex passed away Thursday. A graveside service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday in Hollywood Cemetery, Middlesex. The Rev. Larry Wells will officiate. The family will r...

Dora B Lee

April 14, 2016

Dora B. Lee July 20, 1923 – April 11, 2016 The Angels took Dora “Mémé” Lee, 92, of Wilson Monday. A celebration of life will be held 11 a.m. Thursday at The Church of St. Therese, 700 Nash Street NE, Wilson. The Rev. Gregory Lowchy wil...

Herman B Page

April 13, 2016

Herman Billy Page March 31, 1957 – April 10, 2016 Herman Billy Page, 59, of Sims passed away Sunday. A memorial service will be conducted 7 p.m. Wednesday at Joyner’s Funeral Home with visitation following. Mr. Page is survived by daugh...

Connie Dianne O’Neal

April 10, 2016

Connie Dianne O’Neal May 13, 1958 – April 8, 2016 Connie Dianne O’Neal, 57, of Williamston passed away Friday. A memorial service will be conducted at 3:30 p.m. Sunday at Joyner’s Funeral Home. A private interment will follow at a late...

Edna Gray Lewis

April 8, 2016

Edna Gray Lewis February 4, 1934 – April 6, 2016 Edna “Peggy” Gray Lewis, 82, of Wilson passed away Wednesday. A graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday in Maplewood Cemetery. Peggy is survived by her nieces, Joann Lewis L...

Nora Lamm Williamson

April 2, 2016

Nora Lamm Williamson July 6, 1940 – March 29, 2016 Surrounded by her family, Nora Lamm Williamson, 75, of Wilson, went peacefully to her Heavenly home on March 29, 2016. A graveside service will be conducted at 3:00 p.m. in Evergreen Memorial...