Obituaries

Lou Ellen Grimes

May 6, 2017

Lou Ellen Grimes June 27, 1935 – May 6, 2017 Lou Ellen Grimes, 81, of Stantonsburg passed away Saturday. Her funeral will be conducted at 3 p.m. Tuesday at Joyner’s Funeral Home, Wilson interment will follow in Eureka Cemetery. The famil

Jeffery Lee Lewis

May 3, 2017

Jeffery Lee Lewis June 11, 1986 – May 3, 2017   Jeffery Lee Lewis, 30, of Washington, Pennsylvania, formerly of Lucama, passed away Wednesday. His graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Springhill Presbyterian Church Cem

Lloyd Thompson Brinson, III

May 4, 2017

Lloyd Thompson Brinson, III August 15, 1953 – May 4, 2017   Lloyd Thompson Brinson III, of Wilson, left his earthly home on a most spectacularly beautiful spring afternoon. Born August 15, 1953 in Radford, Virginia to Lloyd Thompso

James Kenneth Tyson

May 4, 2017

James Kenneth Tyson December 21, 1951 – May 04, 2017 James Kenneth Tyson, 65, of Wilson, passed away Thursday. A celebration of his life will be conducted at 7 p.m. Monday at Joyner’s Funeral Home, 4100 Raleigh Road Parkway, Wilson. The fami

Arthur Vernon Batts

May 2, 2017

Arthur Vernon Batts October 29, 1927 – May 2, 2017 Arthur Vernon Batts, 89, of Elm City passed away Tuesday. His funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m.  Saturday, May 6, 2017 at Joyner’s Funeral Home, Wilson.  Interment will follow in Evergr

Lora Ann Hudson-Powell

April 27, 2017

Lora Ann Hudson-Powell June 09, 1963 – April 27, 2017 Lora Ann Hudson-Powell, 53, of Middlesex passed away Thursday, April 27, 2017. Her funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday at First Baptist Church, 10242 Claude Lewis Road, Midd

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Marshall Barnes Pope

May 1, 2017

Marshall Barnes Pope June 5, 1934 – May 1, 2017 Marshall Barnes Pope, 82 of Wilson passed away Monday. His funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday at Joyner’s Funeral Home, Wilson.  Entombment will follow in Evergreen Memorial Park,

Hugh M. Flowers

April 29, 2017

Hugh M. Flowers July 3, 1932 – April 29, 2017 Hugh M. Flowers of Lucama completed his life’s journey on Saturday, April 29, 2017. Hugh was born on July 3, 1932 to Meakie T. and Ellen W. Flowers. Upon graduation from East Carolina in 1956, H

Ruth Johnson

April 28, 2017

Ruth Johnson January 19, 1936 – April 28, 2017 Ruth Johnson, 81, passed away Friday. A graveside service will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. Sunday in Evergreen Memorial Park. The Rev. Tim McFatter will officiate. The family will receive friends

George Lawrence Wagner

April 28, 2017

George Lawrence Wagner December 31, 1944 – April 28, 2017 George Lawrence Wagner, born December 31, 1944, in Washington, DC, died April 28, 2017, in Wilson, NC. He was a devoted husband for more than 50 years to Claudia Jean (Jeannie) Wynne Wag

Donald Robert Felts

April 19, 2017

Donald Robert Felts October 26, 1950 – April 19, 2017 Donald Robert Felts, 66, of Elm City passed away Wednesday. His funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Elm City United Methodist Church, Elm City.  Interment will follow

Juanita Childers Thomas

April 24, 2017

Juanita Childers Thomas February 17, 1930 – April 24, 2017  Juanita Elizabeth Childers Thomas, age 87, died on Monday, April 24, 2017. She was born on February 17, 1930 in Smithfield, North Carolina to the late Reverend William Paul and Addi

Brian Alan Breedlove

April 21, 2017

Brian Alan Breedlove December 20, 1961 – April 21, 2017 Brian Alan Breedlove, 55, of Middlesex passed away Friday, after an extended illness. His funeral will be Tuesday at 1 p.m. at Joyner’s Funeral Home, Wilson.  Interment will follow in

Faye Finch Williams

April 22, 2017

Faye Finch Williams July 9, 1933 – April 22, 2017  Faye Finch Williams, 83, of Bailey passed away Saturday. Her funeral will be conducted at 7 p.m. Monday at Joyner’s Funeral Home, Wilson.  Graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesda

Penny Ida Boykin Coleman

April 20, 2017

Penny Ida Boykin Coleman July 24, 1918 - April 20, 2017   Penny Ida Boykin Coleman, 98 of Sims passed away Thursday. Her funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at Healthy Plains Primitive Baptist Church, Sims.  Interment wi

Johnny Ray Jobe

April 21, 2017

  Johnny Ray Jobe February 23, 1961 – April 21, 2017 Johnny Ray Jobe, 56, of Wilson passed away Friday. A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at Bailey Baptist Church, 6646 Deans Street, Bailey.  The Rev. Jim Hales, Rev. E

Michael Todd Varnell

April 16, 2017

Michael Todd Varnell February 24, 1964 – April 16, 2017 Michael Todd Varnell, 53, of Wilson passed away Sunday. His graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday in Maplewood Cemetery, Wilson.  The family will receive friends at the

Robert Bruce Riley, Sr.

April 13, 2017

Robert Bruce “Bob” Riley, Sr. September 19, 1938 – April 13, 2017 Robert Bruce “Bob” Riley, Sr. of Rocky Mount went to be with the Lord Thursday, April 13, 2017 after months of declining health. He was a faithful husband, a wonderful f

Alan Wayne Kersey

April 12, 2017

Alan Wayne Kersey February 15, 1944 – April 12, 2017 Alan Wayne Kersey, 73, of Wilson went to be with his Heavenly Lord and Savior on Wednesday. His funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at Joyner’s Funeral Home, Wilson.  Interment

David Wrenn Roberson

April 9, 2017

David Wrenn Roberson July 13, 1965 – April 9, 2017 David Wrenn Roberson, 51, passed away Sunday from cancer in Vidant Hospice at Greenville Medical Center on April 9, 2017. The son of Frances Wrenn Roberson and the late Wallace Reid Roberson, h

Ervin Ray Durham

April 11, 2017

Ervin Ray Durham July 8, 1934 – April 11, 2017 Ervin Ray Durham, 82, of Wilson passed away Tuesday. His funeral will be conducted at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Joyner’s Funeral Home, Wilson.  A graveside service with military honors will be hel

Inez Jenkins Anderson

April 9, 2017

Inez Jenkins Anderson July 29, 1934 – April 9, 2017 Inez Jenkins Anderson, 82, of Wilson passed away Sunday. A graveside service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Evergreen Memorial Park. The Rev. Stewart Milton will officiate The

Annette Ferrell Franks

April 6, 2017

Annette Ferrell Franks September 4, 1964 – April 6, 2017 Annette Ferrell Franks, 52, of Black Creek passed away Thursday. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Monday at Black Creek United Methodist Church. Interment will follow i

Kristine D Willis

April 8, 2017

Kristine Dow Willis January 4, 1950 – April 8, 2017 Kristine Dow Willis, 67, of Stantonsburg passed away Saturday. The family will receive friends 5-7 p.m. Monday at the Home of John and Cindy in Stantonsburg. Kristine is survived by her

Julianne Anderson Rice

April 6, 2017

Julianne Anderson Rice September 4, 1941 – April 6, 2017 Julianne Anderson Rice, 75, of Kenly passed away Thursday. Her funeral service will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. Sunday at Joyner’s Funeral Home, Wilson. A private burial will be held for