Obituaries

Tonya Tilton Evans

July 24, 2017

Tonya Tilton Evans September 28, 1969 – July 24, 2017 Tonya Tilton Evans age 47 of Wilson, joined her heavenly father on Monday, July 24th after a lifelong fight against Cystic Fibrosis. Tonya is survived by the light of her life, her son,

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Edgar "ED" Ladd Norvell

July 22, 2017

Edgar Ladd Norvell March 19, 1936 – July 21, 2017 Edgar Ladd “Ed” Norvell passed away unexpectedly Friday, July 21, 2017.  He was born on March 19, 1936 in Henderson. He grew up in Norlina and was a graduate of Norlina High School Class

James Ashley Stott

July 20, 2017

James Ashley Stott April 4, 1974 – July 20, 2017 James Ashley Stott, 43 of Sims passed away Thursday. His funeral service will be conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday afternoon at Peace Church, 2838 Tilghman Road N, Wilson. Interment will follow in Mt.

Roy Lee Hall, Sr.

July 17, 2017

Roy Lee Hall, Sr. December 26, 1949 – July 17, 2017 Roy Lee Hall, Sr., 67 of Middlesex passed away Monday. The family will receive friends Friday evening from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Roy is survived by his wife, Ann Hall of the home; his sister

William Ralph Barnes, Jr.

July 15, 2017

William Ralph Barnes, Jr. June 20, 1943 – July 15, 2017   William “Billy” Ralph Barnes, Jr., 74 of Bailey passed away Saturday. The family will receive friends from 7 – 9 p.m. Thursday at Joyner’s Funeral Home, 4100 Raleigh Ro

Jean Gay Lamm

July 18, 2017

Jean Gay Lamm November 3, 1932 – July 18, 2017 Jean Gay Lamm, 84, of Wilson passed away Tuesday. A celebration of her life will be held Thursday from noon – 7 p.m. at the home of her son and daughter-in-law, Mike and Kim Lamm. Jean was a

Milford Jethro Howell

July 16, 2017

  Milford Jethro Howell May 3, 1922 – July 16, 2017 Milford Jethro Howell, 95, of Wilson passed away Sunday. His funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Tabernacle Baptist Church, 2519 Airport Boulevard West, Wilson.  In

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James Henry Radford

July 14, 2017

James Henry Radford February 27, 1948 – July 14, 2017 James Henry Radford, 69, of Stantonsburg passed away Friday. His funeral will be conducted at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Joyner’s Funeral Home, Wilson.  A graveside service will be held at 11 a.

Bobby Wayne Lamm

July 10, 2017

Bobby Wayne Lamm September 19, 1937 – July 10, 2017 Bobby Wayne Lamm, 79, of Wilson passed away Monday. His funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday at Joyner’s Funeral Home, Wilson. Interment will follow in Evergreen Memorial Park

Donnie Edwards

July 8, 2017

Donald Marion Edwards July 25, 1937 – July 8, 2017 Donald “Donnie” Marion Edwards, 79, of Wilson passed away Saturday. His funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Joyner’s Funeral Home, Wilson. Interment will follow in Ev

Jasper Lewis Williams

July 4, 2017

Jasper Lewis Williams July 29, 1940 – July 4, 2017 Jasper Lewis Williams, 76, of Bailey passed away Tuesday. A celebration of his life will be held at 5 p.m. Sunday at Joyner’s Funeral Home, Wilson. The Rev. Pastor Darrel Bowles will offici

William E Gregory

July 6, 2017

William Edward “Bill” Gregory, 72, of Rocky Mount passed away Thursday. His funeral service will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. Sunday at Joyner’s Funeral Home, Wilson. A private burial will be held for the family. The Rev. Howard Jackson will offic

Humberto C. Garza

July 2, 2017

Humberto C. Garza August 10, 1935 – July 2, 2017 Humberto C. Garza, 81, of Wilson passed away Sunday. A graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday in Evergreen Memorial Park. The Rev. Reyes Garza will officiate. Humberto is surv

Reba Holloman Renfrow

July 4, 2017

Reba Holloman Renfrow November 27, 1929 – July 4, 2017 Reba Holloman Renfrow, 87, of Swansboro passed away early Tuesday morning. Her funeral service will be conducted at 3 p.m. Saturday at Center Ridge Presbyterian Church, 2712 Glendale Road,

Edward Lee Newcomb

July 6, 2017

Edward Lee Newcomb April 16, 1949 – July 6, 2017 Edward Lee Newcomb, 68, of Rocky Mount passed away Thursday. A graveside service will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. Saturday in Thompson Chapel Church Cemetery, 5620 Thompson Chapel Church Road, Wil

Patricia B. Tallman

July 2, 2017

Patricia B. Tallman July 15, 1954 – July 2, 2017 Patty B. Tallman, 62, of Wilson passed away Sunday. A celebration of life will be conducted at 7 p.m. Friday at Joyner’s Funeral Home, Wilson. The family will receive friends immediately fo

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Michael Todd Fraser

June 30, 2017

Michael Todd Fraser October 27, 1969 – June 30, 2017 Michael Todd Fraser, 47, of Bailey passed away Friday. His funeral will be conducted at 6 p.m. Wednesday with the family receiving friends immediately following at Joyner’s Funeral Home,

C.A. Thompson, Jr.

July 3, 2017

C.A. Thompson, Jr. July 24, 1935 – July 3, 2017 Charnie Altas Thompson, 81, of Wilson passed away Monday. His funeral service will be conducted at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Forest Hills Baptist Church, 1407 Forest Hills Rd. Wilson. Interment will f

Doris Bell Smiley

June 28, 2017

Doris Bell Smiley April 16, 1924 – June 28, 2017 Doris Bell Smiley, 93, passed away Wednesday. She was a loving person. She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband James Robert Smiley after 61 years of marriage. Her funeral serv

Janis Alma Jordan

June 27, 2017

Janis Alma Jordan May 7, 1948 – June 27, 2017 Janis Alma Jordan, 69, of Elm City passed away Tuesday. Her funeral service will be conducted at 7 p.m. Friday at Joyner’s Funeral Home, Wilson. A graveside service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday i

Charles Foster Heddinger

June 27, 2017

Charles Foster Heddinger June 15, 1926 – June 27, 2017 Charles Foster Heddinger, 91, of Wilson passed away Tuesday. A celebration of his life will be held at a later date. Charles is survived by his wife, Celeste “Sally” Heddinger, of th

Kenneth Ray Narron

June 23, 2017

Kenneth Ray Narron Kenneth Ray Narron, of Middlesex passed away Friday, June 23, 2017 His funeral service will be conducted at 6:00 p.m. Sunday at Joyner’s Funeral Home, Wilson. A graveside service will be 2:00 p.m. Monday at Oak Grove Presbyter

Susan Lee Hastings Widener

June 9, 2017

Susan Lee Hastings Widener October 7, 1945 – June 9, 2017 Susan Lee Hastings Widener, 71, of Wilson passed away Friday at home with her loving family by her side. A celebration of her life will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 24th, 2017 at F

Angela Johnson Woodruff

June 21, 2017

Angela Johnson Woodruff June 6, 1937 – June 21, 2017 Angela Johnson Woodruff, 80, of Elm City passed away Wednesday. Her funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at Peace Church, Wilson. Interment will follow in Evergreen Memorial

James Edwin Barnes

June 21, 2017

James Edwin Barnes April 14, 1947 – June 21, 2017 James Edwin “Red” Barnes, 70, of Lucama passed away Wednesday. A graveside service will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. Friday in Barnes Family Cemetery. The family will receive friends 10 a.m.