Obituaries

Doug Meacomes

January 10, 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 6, 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 7, 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 7, 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 4, 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 1, 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

December 25, 2016

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

December 8, 2016

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

December 28, 2016

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.

December 30, 2016

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 29, 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 27, 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 27, 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 25, 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 26, 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 25, 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

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Edward Chadwick McClees, Jr.

December 7, 2016

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

Joseph "JD" or "Bubby" Daniel Boykin

December 23, 2016

Joseph Daniel Boykin July 12, 1943 – December 23, 2016 Joseph Daniel “JD” or “Bubby” Boykin, 73, of Rocky Mount passed away Friday. His funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Joyner’s Funeral Home, Wilson. A milit

Margaret Joann Brown

December 23, 2016

Margaret Joann Brown July 1, 1943 – December 23, 2016 Margaret Joann Brown, 73, of Middlesex passed away Friday. Her funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Joyner’s Funeral Home, Wilson. Interment will follow in Pleasant

Joshua Shane Moss

December 23, 2016

Joshua Shane Moss April 11, 1988 – December 23, 2016 Joshua Shane Moss, 28, of Elm City passed away Friday. His funeral services will be conducted 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Joyner’s Funeral Home, 4100 Raleigh Road Parkway, Wilson. The family w

Charles Andrew Murphy

December 21, 2016

Charles Andrew Murphy April 4, 1961 – December 21, 2016 Charles Andrew Murphy, 55, of Sims passed away Wednesday. His funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Joyner’s Funeral Home. Interment will follow in Evergreen Memorial

James "Jay" Arthur Beaman

December 21, 2016

James Arthur Beaman July 6, 1942 - December 21, 2016 James Arthur Beaman, 74, of Wilson passed away Wednesday. His memorial service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday at Joyner’s Funeral Home, 4100 Raleigh Road Parkway, Wilson. The family wi

Rachel Mae Bissette Murray

December 21, 2016

Rachel Mae Bissette Murray April 8, 1921 – December 21, 2016 Rachel Mae Bissette Murray, 95, of Spring Hope, began her heavenly journey on Wednesday, December 21, 2016. Rachel is the daughter of Jodie and Rella Morgan Bissette. Her funeral ser

Elsie Parker Howard

December 19, 2016

Elsie Parker Howard February 18, 1932 – December 19, 2016 Elsie Parker Howard, 84, of Wilson passed away Monday. Her funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Joyner’s Funeral Home, Wilson. Interment will follow in Evergreen