Obituaries

Ruth Esther Finch Worrell

December 3, 2016

Ruth Esther Finch Worrell January 25, 1918 – December 3, 2016 Ruth Esther Finch Worrell, 98 of Wilson passed away Saturday. A graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Maplewood Cemetery, Wilson. The Rev. Jonathan Ange will of

Mary Elizabeth Pulley Hodges

December 2, 2016

Mary Elizabeth Pulley Hodges August 30, 1932 – December 2, 2016 Mary Elizabeth Pulley Hodges, 84, of Wilson, passed away Friday, December 2, 2016 at SECU Hospice House in Smithfield. She was a native of Warsaw, Virginia, the daughter of the

Robert L. Burnette

December 3, 2016

Robert L. Burnette June 2, 1931 – December 3, 2016 Robert L. “Pumpkin” Burnette, of Sims passed away Saturday, December 3, 2016 at the age of eight-five. A private service will be held at a later date. “Pumpkin is survived by his wife

Karen Kay McCallister

November 29, 2016

Karen Kay McCallister August 7, 1941 – November 29, 2016 Karen Kay McCallister, 75, of Wilson went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, November 29, 2016. Karen was born August 7, 1941, the daughter of George Henry Fulkes and Mary Jane Skee

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Harold Eugene Williams Sr.

November 30, 2016

Harold Eugene Williams Sr. November 27, 1935 – November 30, 2016 Harold Eugene Williams, Sr., 81, of Wilson, peacefully went home to meet the Lord on Wednesday, November 30, 2016. His funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at Joy

Gregory Hunter Stokes

November 25, 2016

Gregory Hunter Stokes June 15, 1987 – November 25, 2016 Gregory Hunter Stokes, 29, of Rocky Mount passed away Friday. His funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday at Joyner’s Funeral Home, Wilson. Interment will follow in Maplewoo

Carrie Peacock

November 28, 2016

Carrie Peacock March 20, 1940 – November 28, 2016 Carrie Mercer Peacock, 76, of Wilson passed away Monday, November 28, 2016. She was born to the parents, Ressie Lamm and Robie Mercer on March 20, 1940. Carrie was known for her cooking skil

Marguerite B. Davis

November 28, 2016

Marguerite B. Davis August 27, 1924 – November 28, 2016 Marguerite B. Davis, 92, of Saratoga passed away Monday. Her funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday at Joyner’s Funeral Home, Wilson. Interment will follow in Evergreen

William Moore "Billy" Whitley, Jr.

November 17, 2016

William Moore Whitley, Jr. April 5, 1959 – November 17, 2016 William Moore “Billy” Whitley, Jr., 57, of Fremont passed away Thursday, November 17, 2016. A celebration of his life will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, November 27, 2016 at Good New

Alice Wiggins Mercer

November 20, 2016

Alice Wiggins Mercer February 6, 1931 – November 20, 2016 Alice Wiggins Mercer, 85, of Elm City passed Sunday. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at Joyner’s Funeral Home, Wilson. Interment will follow in Maplewood Cemet

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James Whitley Britt

November 21, 2016

James Whitley Britt July 7, 1931 – November 21, 2016 James Whitley Britt, 85, of Sharpsburg passed away Monday. His funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at Joyner’s Funeral Home, Wilson. Interment will follow in Evergreen Memorial P

George Charles Finklea, Sr.

November 18, 2016

George Charles Finklea, Sr. September 1, 1926 – November 18, 2016 George Charles “Bud” Finklea, Sr., 90, of Wilson passed away Friday. The family will receive friends Tuesday evening from 6 – 7:30 p.m. at Joyner’s Funeral Home, 4100 Ra

Donald Lee Cockrell, Sr.

November 15, 2016

Donald Lee Cockrell, Sr. December 6, 1938 – November 15, 2016 Donald Lee Cockrell, Sr., 77, of Kenly passed away Tuesday. A celebration of his life will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Buckhorn United Methodist Church, 8102 Hwy 42 N, Kenly. In

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Marvin D. Proctor

November 13, 2016

Marvin D. Proctor November 8, 1940 – November 13, 2016 Marvin D. “Mark” Proctor, 76, of Wilson passed away on Sunday, November 13, 2016. A celebration of his life will be held 11:00 a.m. Saturday, November 19, 2016 at Joyner’s Funeral Ho

Joyce Ann Wegrzyn

November 14, 2016

Joyce Ann Wegrzyn October 9, 1952 – November 14, 2016 Joyce Ann Wegrzyn, 64, of Wilson passed away Monday. Her funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at Joyner’s Funeral Home. Interment will follow in Maplewood Cemetery, Wilso

Cuyler McCoy Farmer

November 16, 2016

Cuyler McCoy Farmer August 8, 1935 – November 16, 2016 Cuyler McCoy Farmer, 81, of Wilson was ushered into the arms of Jesus on Wednesday evening at his home surrounded by his wife, and daughters. His funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.

Barbara Warlick Lawrence

November 10, 2016

Barbara Warlick Lawrence May 2, 1938 – November 10, 2016 Barbara Warlick Lawrence, 78, of Wilson passed away Thursday, with her daughters by her side. A memorial service will be conducted at 12:10 p.m. Monday at The Church of St. Therese, W

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Rev. William Dail Tyndall

November 4, 2016

William Dail Tyndall December 12, 1926 – November 4, 2016 Reverend William Dail Tyndall, 89, of Wilson passed away Friday. His memorial service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, November 12, 2016 at Bible Missionary Baptist Church, 2833 T

Antonio Salinas Davila

November 10, 2016

Antonio Salinas Davila October 19, 1945 – November 10, 2016 Antonio Salinas Davila, 71, of Bailey passed away Thursday. A celebration of his life will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday at Joyner’s Funeral Home, Wilson. Interment will follow in

Melinda Lindsey Futch

November 6, 2016

Melinda Lindsey Futch March 15, 1959 - November 6, 2016 Melinda Lindsey Futch, 57, of Lucama passed away Sunday. Her funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday at Joyner’s Funeral Home. Interment will follow in Maplewood Cemetery, Wilson.

Angus K. Chapman, Jr.

November 6, 2016

Angus K. Chapman, Jr. June 24, 1957 – November 6, 2016 Angus K. Chapman, Jr. passed away Sunday. His funeral will be conducted at a later date in New Hampshire. Angus is survived by his son, Angus Chapman, III of Mesa, Arizona; his grandson

William Monsor Roccos

October 27, 2016

William Monsor Roccos June 20, 1937 – October 27, 2017 Beloved son and brother, devoted and loving husband, adored father, loyal friend, dedicated teacher, avid sports fan, and passionate lover of Christ; this is the legacy that will remain of

Betty Lee Owens Pridgen

November 1, 2016

Betty Lee Owens Pridgen November 18, 1933 – November 1, 2016 Betty Lee Owens Pridgen, 82, of Sims passed away Tuesday. Her funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday at Joyner’s Funeral Home, Wilson. Interment will follow in Evergreen Memor

Melba Jean Reason Cooke

October 31, 2016

Melba Jean Reason Cooke May 7, 1923 – October 31, 2016 Melba Jean Reason Cooke, 93, of Lucama passed away Monday. Her funeral service will be conducted at 7 p.m. Thursday at Joyner’s Funeral Home, Wilson. A graveside service will be held at

Sheila Frances Turner Flowers

October 30, 2016

Sheila Frances Turner Flowers March 12, 1945 – October 30, 2016 Sheila Frances Turner Flowers, 71, of Wilson passed away Sunday. Her funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Joyner’s Funeral Home. Interment will follow in Ma