Obituaries

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

Jimmy Earl Barnes

December 17, 2016

Jimmy Earl Barnes March 14, 1937 – December 17, 2016 Jimmy Earl Barnes, 79, of Wilson passed away Saturday. A memorial service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Joyner’s Funeral Home, 4100 Raleigh Road Parkway, Wilson. Jimmy is survi

Travis J Cooper

December 9, 2016

Travis Jay Cooper June 11, 1982 – December 9, 2016 Travis Jay Cooper, 34, passed away Friday. His funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at Joyner’s Funeral Home, 4100 Raleigh Road Parkway, Wilson. The family will receive fri

Lou Deans Gordon

December 14, 2016

Lou Deans Gordon June 6, 1933 – December 14, 2016 Lou Deans Gordon, 83, of Wilson passed away peacefully at home on December 14, 2016, with her family by her side. Her funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday, December 17, 2016 at

Virginia O. Proctor

December 10, 2016

Virginia O. Proctor June 5, 1917 – December 10, 2016 On this day, December 10, 2016, the world lost another of its earthly angels. Virginia O. Proctor, of Wilson, passed away peacefully at Spring Arbor Assisted Living surrounded by family. She

Jeffrey K Wilson, Jr.

November 24, 2016

Jeffrey Keith Wilson, Jr. November 30, 1987 – November 24, 2016 Jeffrey Keith Wilson, Jr., 28, of Wilson passed away Thursday. Memorial service will be conducted Thursday at 4 p.m. with visitation following at Joyner’s Funeral Home, 4100

Linda Winstead Peedin

December 5, 2016

Linda Winstead Peedin May 28, 1941 – December 5, 2016 Linda Winstead Peedin, 75, of Wilson passed away Monday. Funeral services will be conducted at 7 p.m. Thursday evening at Joyner’s Funeral Home. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.

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