Obituaries

Ralph Batten

April 22, 2018

Ralph Batten January 22, 1935 – April 22, 2018 Ralph Batten, 83, of the Crocker’s Nub community passed away Sunday. A graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday in Mt. Zion FWB Church Cemetery, 9300 Johnson Farm Road, Kenly. Th

Lois Newcomb Barnes

April 25, 2018

Lois Newcomb Barnes October 29, 1934 – April 25, 2018 Lois Newcomb Barnes, 83, of Wilson passed away Wednesday. Her funeral services will be conducted at 6 p.m. Thursday evening at Joyner’s Funeral Home, 4100 Raleigh Road Parkway, Wilson. G

Patsy White Cotten

April 21, 2018

Patsy White Cotten April 30, 1939 – April 21, 2018 Patsy White Cotten, 78, of Wilson passed away April 21, 2018 in Greenville at the Palliative Care Unit at Vidant. Patsy Cotten was born April 30, 1939 in Chesterfield, Maryland to Sallie Walst

Robert "Bobby" Theodore Varnell

April 17, 2018

Robert Theodore Varnell June 2, 1936 – April 17, 2018 Robert “Bobby” Theodore Varnell, 81, of Macclesfield passed away Tuesday. His funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday at Joyner’s Funeral Home, Wilson. Interment will fol

LaRue High Williamson

April 17, 2018

LaRue High Williamson October 24, 1929 – April 17, 2018 LaRue High Williamson, 88, of Wilson passed away Tuesday. A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday in Maplewood Cemetery, Wilson. The Rev. Sam Cullifer will officiate. The fa

Vivian Taylor Privette

April 16, 2018

Vivian Taylor Privette July 22, 1930 – April 16, 2018 Vivian Taylor Privette, 87, of Wilson slipped quietly into the arms of our Heavenly Father on Monday, April 16, 2018. A graveside service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 19, 201

Dr. Franklin J. Youngs

April 16, 2018

Franklin J. Youngs June 5, 1921 – April 16, 2018 Dr. Franklin J. Youngs, 96, of Wilson, NC died April 16, 2018 at Kitty Askins Hospice in Goldsboro, NC. Dr. Youngs was born June 5, 1921, son of the late Reverend and Mrs. George Edwin Youngs.

Billy "Roger" Parker, Jr.

April 11, 2018

Billy Roger Parker, Jr. June 7, 1959 – April 11, 2018 Billy “Roger” Parker, Jr., 58, of Elm City passed away Wednesday. A service of remembrance will be conducted at 7 p.m. Monday at Joyner’s Funeral Home, 4100 Raleigh Road Parkwqy, Wil

Meredith M. Griswold

April 10, 2018

Meredith M. Griswold October 4, 1935 – April 10, 2018 Meredith M. Griswold, 82, of Wilson went to be with the Lord on Tuesday. His funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at Forest Hills Baptist Church, 1407 Forest Hills Road, Wi

Poppy Louise Wells Nichols

April 12, 2018

Poppy Louise Wells Nichols September 5, 1931 – April 12, 2018 Poppy Louise Wells Nichols, 86, of Sims passed away Thursday. Her funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at Sims Pentecostal Holiness Church, 6249 Main Street, Sims.

Janice Lewis

April 9, 2018

Janice Lewis August 18, 1945 – April 9, 2018 Janice Lewis, 72, of Wilson passed away Monday. Her funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday at Joyner’s Funeral Home, Wilson. Interment will follow in Evergreen Memorial Park, Wilso

Allen Ray Mattox

April 4, 2018

Allen Ray Mattox February 8, 1945 – April 7, 2018 Allen Ray Mattox, 73, of Wilson passed away Saturday. His funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Joyner’s Funeral Home, 4100 Raleigh Road Parkway, Wilson. The family will r

Lynn Michele Hilliard Taylor

April 3, 2018

Lynn Michele Hilliard Taylor July 7, 1967 – April 3, 2018 Lynn Michele Hilliard Taylor, 50, of Edgecombe passed away Tuesday. The family will have a visitation Tuesday evening from 7 – 9 p.m. at Joyner’s Funeral Home, 4100 Raleigh Road Par

Ida Mae Shelton Pate

April 4, 2018

Ida Mae Shelton Pate April 22, 1922 – April 4, 2018 Ida Mae Shelton Pate, 95, of Stantonsburg passed away Wednesday. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Joyner’s Funeral Home, 4100 Raleigh Road Parkway, Wilson. The family wi

Eunice Davis Murphy

March 31, 2018

Eunice Davis Murphy May 1, 1931 – March 31, 2018 Eunice Davis Murphy, 86, of Princeton passed away Saturday. Her funeral service will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. Thursday at Joyner’s Funeral Home. Interment will follow in Evergreen Memorial Par

Audrey "Pete" Boswell Lucas

April 2, 2018

Audrey Boswell Lucas August 5, 1928 – April 2, 2018 Audrey “Pete” Boswell Lucas, 89, of Mann’s Harbor passed away Monday. A graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday in Evergreen Memorial Park, 2800 Nash Street, Wilson. Pa

Anne S. Tant

April 4, 2018

Anne S. Tant January 1, 1927 – April 4, 2018 Anne S. Tant, 91, of Wilson passed away Wednesday. The family will hold a private service at a later date. Anne is survived by her daughter, Barbara T. Cobb of Wilson; her son, Jimmy Tant and wif

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Ralph A. Ellis

March 27, 2018

Ralph A. Ellis July 3, 1933 – March 27, 2018 Ralph A. Ellis, 84 of Wilson died Tuesday. His funeral service will be conducted at 11a.m. Saturday, March 31st, at Joyner’s Funeral Home, 4100 Raleigh Road Parkway, Wilson. The Rev. Dr. Tom Watki

Dixie Altizer Thurman

March 28, 2018

Dixie Altizer Thurman July 7, 1940 – March 28, 2018 Dixie Altizer Thurman, 77, of Wilson passed away Wednesday. Her funeral services will be conducted at 4 p.m. Saturday at First Presbyterian Church, 414 Sunset Road, Wilson. The Rev. Dr. Tom

Jean Howard Farmer

March 27, 2018

Jean Howard Farmer September 30, 1929 – March 26, 2018 Jean Howard Farmer, 88, of Bailey passed away Monday. Her funeral services will be conducted at 7 p.m. Wednesday at White Oak Hill FWB Church, Bailey. A graveside service will be held at

Will "Jack" Taylor Raper

March 22, 2018

Will Taylor Raper February 8, 1926 – March 22, 2018 Will “Jack” Taylor Raper, 92, of Lucama passed away Thursday. His funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday at Joyner’s Funeral Home, Wilson. Interment will follow in the Rap

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Rev. Gordon R. Sebastian

March 22, 2018

Gordon R. Sebastian March 22, 1932 – March 22, 2018 Rev. Gordon R. Sebastian, 86 of Wilson passed away Thursday. His funeral services will be conducted at 7 p.m. Monday at Peace Church, 2838 Tilghman Road, Wilson. A graveside service with Mil

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John Harold Forehand

March 22, 2018

John Harold Forehand February 17, 1923 – March 22, 2018 John Harold Forehand, 95 of Wilson passed away Thursday. A Military graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday, March 26, 2018 in Maplewood Cemetery, Wilson. The Rev. Robert B

C. Buren Williford

March 18, 2018

C. Buren Williford September 18, 1934 – March 18, 2018 C. Buren Williford, 83, of Wilson passed away Sunday. His funeral service will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. Thursday at First Christian Church, 207 Tarboro N, Wilson. Interment will follow in

Joyce Rose Barfield

March 18, 2018

Joyce Rose Barfield May 25, 1937 – March 18, 2018 Joyce Rose Barfield, 80, of Bailey passed away Sunday. Her funeral service will be conducted at 4 p.m. Thursday, March 22, 2018 at Joyner’s Funeral Home, 4100 Raleigh Road Parkway, Wilson. T