Obituaries

Brenda Faye Heath Simpson

February 10, 2016

Brenda Faye Heath Simpson April 6, 1949 – February 6, 2016 Brenda Faye Heath Simpson, 66, of Lucama passed away Saturday. Her funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Springhill Presbyterian Church, 7335 Springfield School Roa...

Elizabeth A. Alford

February 9, 2016

Elizabeth A. Alford February 21, 1927 – February 5, 2016 Elizabeth A. Alford, 88, of Middlesex passed away Friday. Her funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Lee’s Chapel Baptist Church. Interment will be in Hollywood Ceme...

Jesse Parker Tyndall

February 7, 2016

Jesse Parker Tyndall January 9, 1925 – February 3, 2016 Dr. J.P. Tyndall, 91 of Wilson passed away Wednesday. His funeral services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday at Joyner’s Funeral Home, Wilson. Interment will follow in Evergreen Memor...

Randall Ray Pennington

February 6, 2016

Randall Ray Pennington October 25, 1946 – February 3, 2016 Randall Ray Pennington, 69, of Newport passed away Wednesday. His memorial service will be conducted at 4 p.m. Saturday at Joyner’s Funeral Home, 4100 Raleigh Road Parkway, Wilson. ...

James "Jim" Ronald Varnell

February 6, 2016

James Ronald Varnell December 10, 1962 – February 2, 2016 James “Jim” Ronald Varnell, 53, of Elm City passed away Tuesday. Jim was a wonderful husband, father, and friend. He loved and cared deeply for his family, and was indelibly presen...

Victoria Cook Roberts

February 6, 2016

Victoria Cook Roberts August 10, 1955 – February 3, 2016 Victoria Cook Roberts, 60, of Rocky Mount passed away Wednesday. Her memorial service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at Joyner’s Funeral Home, 4100 Raleigh Road Parkway, Wilson....

Robert Lewis Tallman

February 5, 2016

Robert Lewis Tallman December 17, 1948 – January 31, 2016 Robert Lewis Tallman, 67, of Wilson passed away Sunday. His memorial service will be conducted at 7 p.m. Friday at Joyner’s Funeral Home, Wilson. The family will receive friends Fr...

John Clayton Williams

February 3, 2016

John Clayton Williams December 9, 1956 – January 31, 2016 John Clayton Williams, 59, of Dudley passed away Sunday. A graveside service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Evergreen Memorial Park, Wilson. The Rev. Johnny Taylor will offici...

Johnny Raymond May

February 2, 2016

Johnny Raymond May September 6, 1961 – January 30, 2016 Johnny Raymond May, 54, of Wilson passed away Saturday. His funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Joyner’s Funeral Home. Interment will follow in Evergreen Memorial P...

James William Bissette

February 2, 2016

James William Bissette August 15, 1945 – January 30, 2016 James “Jay” William Bissette, 70, of Bailey passed away Saturday, January 30, 2016 after a long battle of health issues. His funeral service will be conducted at 6 p.m. Tuesday at J...

Frances Clark Williams

February 2, 2016

Frances Clark Williams August 2, 1918 - January 30, 2016 Frances Clark Williams, 97, of Greenville passed away Saturday. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Maplewood Cemetery, 400 College Road, Wilson. The Rev. Kara Swartz w...

Stephen Randall Keen

January 31, 2016

Stephen Randall Keen July 14, 1962 – January 28, 2016 Stephen “Steve” Randall Keen, 53, of Rocky Mount passed away Thursday. His funeral service will be conducted at 7 p.m. Sunday at West Wilson Church of God, 3322 NC 42 W, Wilson. A grav...

Daniel Andrew Jordan, Jr.

January 30, 2016

Daniel Andrew Jordan, Jr. December 7, 1924 – January 26, 2016 Daniel Andrew Jordan, Jr., 91, of Mooresville passed away Tuesday. A graveside will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday in Evergreen Memorial Park, 2800 Nash Street, Wilson. The famil...

Brenda Rose Williams O’Neal

January 30, 2016

Brenda Rose Williams O’Neal October 28, 1946 – January 27, 2016 Brenda Rose Williams O’Neal, 69, of Elm City passed away Wednesday. Her funeral service will be conducted 3 p.m. Saturday at Thompson Chapel Pentecostal Holiness Church, 5620 T...

Beatrice "Bea" Lee Smitherman

January 29, 2016

Beatrice Lee Smitherman January 7, 1920 – January 26, 2016 Beatrice Lee (“Bea”) Smitherman, 96, passed away at Wilson Pines Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Wilson, on Tuesday, January 26, 2016. Born January 7, 1920 in Johnston Count...

Mazie Davis Ellis

January 26, 2016

Mazie Davis Ellis February 15, 1913 – January 23, 2016 Mazie Davis Ellis, 102, of Wilson passed away Saturday. A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Maplewood Cemetery, Wilson. The Rev. Ray Wells will officiate. Brenda will...

Kathleen and Don Pipkin

January 24, 2016

Kathleen Brantley Pipkin September 26, 1941 – January 18, 2016 Don Allen Pipkin April 23, 1936 – January 17, 2016 Don and Kathy were high school sweethearts that were married for fifty-seven years. A celebration of their love and devotio...

Mavis Strickland Pipkin

January 23, 2016

Mavis Strickland Pipkin June 5, 1944 – January 23, 2016 Mavis Strickland Pipkin, 71, of Wilson passed away Saturday. Her funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Joyner’s Funeral Home. Interment will follow in Evergreen Mem...

Joni Turnage Medlin

January 22, 2016

Joni Turnage Medlin December 6, 1968 – January 22, 2016 Joni Turnage Medlin, 47, of Wilson passed away Friday. Her memorial service will be conducted 11 a.m. Tuesday in the chapel at New Hope Missionary Baptist Church, 5142 Hwy 58 North, Wilson. ...

Helen Glenn Smith Etheridge

January 21, 2016

Helen Glenn Smith Etheridge August 9, 1932 – January 18, 2016 Helen Glenn Smith Etheridge of Wilson passed away peacefully on January 18, 2016 at Vidant of Greenville Inpatient Hospice from complications following recent heart surgery and subse...

Patricia Jackson Ivey Page

January 21, 2016

Patricia Jackson Ivey Page January 24, 1948 – January 16, 2016 Patricia Jackson Ivey Page, 67, of Zebulon passed away Saturday. Her memorial services will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday at Joyner’s Funeral Home, 4100 Raleigh Road Parkway, Wilson...

Patricia Bridgers Harriss

January 21, 2016

Patricia Bridgers Harriss August 15, 1943 – January 21, 2016 Patricia Bridgers Harriss, 72, of Angier, passed away on January 21, 2016. She was born in Wilson on August 15, 1943. She was preceded in death by her parents, Everett and Helen Bridger...

Mildred Ruffin Bass

January 20, 2016

Mildred Ruffin Bass August 30, 1927 – January 15, 2016 Mildred Ruffin Bass, 88, of Apex passed away Friday. Her funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Joyner’s Funeral Home, Wilson. Interment will follow in Maplewood Ceme...

Larry Wayne Narron

January 20, 2016

Larry Wayne Narron July 13, 1955 – January 16, 2016 Larry Wayne Narron, 60, of Middlesex passed away Saturday. His funeral services will be conducted at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Joyner’s Funeral Home. A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. ...

Brenda Lamm Jackson

January 18, 2016

Brenda Lamm Jackson June 29, 1948 – January 14, 2016 Brenda Lamm Jackson, 67, of Wilson passed away Thursday. Her funeral services will be conducted 7 p.m. Monday at Joyner’s Funeral Home. A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday ...