Obituaries

Steve William Sakas, Jr.

June 12, 2018

Steve William Sakas, Jr. August 9, 1944 – June 12, 2018 Steve William Sakas, Jr., 73, of Wilson passed away Tuesday peacefully at home after a lengthy illness. His memorial service will be conducted 1 p.m. Sunday at Joyner’s Funeral Home, Wi

Dennis Lee Jones

June 10, 2018

Dennis Lee Jones July 6, 1954 – June 10, 2018 Dennis Lee Jones, 63, of Wilson passed away Sunday. The family will receive friends Saturday from 2 – 4 p.m. at Joyner’s Funeral Home, 4100 Raleigh Road Parkway, Wilson. His service will be pri

Josie Thomas

June 11, 2018

Josephine Baker Thomas December 17, 1925 – June 11, 2018 Josie Baker Thomas, 92, of Wilson passed away Monday. Her funeral service will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. Thursday at Joyner’s Funeral Home, 4100 Raleigh Road Parkway, Wilson. Interment

Ernest Blaine Lucas, Jr.

June 8, 2018

Ernest Blaine Lucas, Jr. Ernest Blaine “Ernie” Lucas, Jr., 52 departed this earth on Friday, June 8, 2018 at The Service League of Greenville Inpatient Hospice Center. A graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Rock Hill Ce

Colton Parker Barnes

June 6, 2018

Colton Parker Barnes December 5, 2005 – June 6, 2018 Colton Parker Barnes, 12, of Lucama passed away Wednesday. His funeral will be conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday at Spring Hill Presbyterian Church, 7335 Springfield School Road, Lucama. Interment

Blanche Marie Joyner

June 7, 2018

Blanche Marie Joyner December 15, 1928 – June 7, 2018 Blanche Joyner, 89, of Coopers Community passed away peacefully in her home on Thursday, June 7, 2018. She was born December 15, 1928 in Nash County to Robin Cornelius and Mattie Bone Joyne

Sheikhar Bassanio Sital

June 4, 2018

Sheikhar Bassanio Sital May 15, 1964 – June 4, 2018 Sheikhar Bassanio Sital, 54, of Wilson, died Monday, June 4, 2018. He was born May 15, 1964, in Guyana, son of the late Mishak and Kowsilia Sital. Sheikhar was employed with Aramark in main

Luz Esther Roque Rodriquez

June 6, 2018

Luz Esther Roque Rodriquez December 14, 1935 – June 6, 2018 Luz Esther Roque Rodriquez, 82, of Wilson passed away Wednesday. Her funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday at St. Therese Catholic Church, 700 Nash Street, Wilson. Int

Janet Hodges Tant

June 6, 2018

Janet Hodges Tant February 27, 1949 – June 6, 2018 Janet Hodges Tant, 69, of Wilson passed away Tuesday. Funeral service are private. Condolences may be directed to Joyner’s Funeral Home at www.joyners.net.

Merble Eugene Pate

June 1, 2018

Merble Eugene Pate April 28, 1942 – June 1, 2018 Merble Eugene “Gene” Pate, 76, of Lucama passed away Friday. His funeral service will be conducted at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Joyner’s Funeral Home, Wilson. A graveside service will be held at

Bridgette Barnes Howell

June 2, 2018

Bridgette Barnes Howell February 6, 1970 – June 2, 2018 Bridgette Barnes Howell, 48, of Wilson passed away Saturday. Her funeral service will be conducted at 7:00 p.m. Tuesday at Peace Church. The family will receive friends immediately followi

Shirley Toler Tillman

May 30, 2018

Shirley Toler Tillman May 18, 1937 – May 30, 2018 Shirley Toler Tillman, 81, of Raleigh passed away Thursday. A graveside service will be conducted at 2 p.m. in Greenleaf Memorial Park, 900 River Road, New Bern. Shirley is survived by her

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Garry Bissette

May 29, 2018

Garry Bissette February 21, 1947 – May 29, 2018 Garry Bissette, 71, of Bailey passed away Tuesday. His funeral will be conducted at noon Thursday at Joyner’s Funeral Home, Wilson. Interment will follow in Bailey Town Cemetery, Bailey. Past

Mickey Rooney Fenn

May 24, 2018

Mickey Rooney Fenn July 20, 1943 – May 24, 2018 Mickey Rooney Fenn, 74, of Wilson passed away Thursday. His funeral service will be conducted at 4 p.m. at Joyner’s Funeral Home, Wilson. The Rev. Wayne Whitley will officiate. The family w

Geraldine Thorne Boykin

May 24, 2018

Geraldine Thorne Boykin November 23, 1939 – May 24, 2018 Geraldine Thorne Boykin, 78, of Bailey passed away Thursday. Her funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at Stony Hill Free Will Baptist Church, 9646 Stoney Hill Church Roa

Robert Lee “Bob” Evans

May 16, 2018

Robert Lee Evans July 23, 1944 – May 16, 2018 Robert Lee “Bob” Evans, 73, of Wilson died Wednesday, May 16, 2018, at Wilson Medical Center. Mr. Evans was born July, 23, 1944, in Bradford, Pennsylvania, son of the late Benjamin and Helen

Ernest Brantley

May 18, 2018

Ernest Brantley July 9, 1936 – May 18, 2018 Ernest Brantley, 81, of Elm City passed away Friday. His funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday at Joyner’s Funeral Home, Wilson. Entombment will follow in Evergreen Memorial Park, Wi

Susan Simmons Koster

May 16, 2018

Susan Simmons Koster August 12, 1948 – May 16, 2018 Susan Simmons Koster, 69, of Wilson, NC passed away Wednesday, May 16, 2018. A native of Southampton County Virginia, Susan lived her adult life in Wilson. Susan is survived by her loving

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William "Bill" Herbert Weir

May 16, 2018

William Herbert Weir October 22, 1926 – May 16, 2018 William “Bill” Herbert Weir, 91, of Wilson passed away Wednesday. His memorial service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at Joyner’s Funeral Home, 4100 Raleigh Road Parkway, Wilson.

Lucille Creech Holland

May 18, 2018

Lucille Creech Holland June 3, 1926 – May 18, 2018 Lucille Creech Holland, 91, a resident of WilMed Nursing Center, and formerly of Lucama passed away Friday. Her funeral services will be conducted at 6 p.m. Sunday at Joyner’s Funeral Home,

Michelle Renee Glover Radford

May 16, 2018

Michelle Renee Glover Radford December 19, 1968 – May 16, 2018 Michelle Renee Glover Radford, 49, of Rocky Mount passed away Wednesday. A graveside service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday in Forest Hills Cemetery, Nashville. Rev. David T

Joshua Adam LIttle

May 14, 2018

Joshua Adam Little July 28, 1992 – May 14, 2018 Joshua Adam Little, 25, of Sims passed away Monday. His funeral service will be conducted at 7:00 p.m. Thursday at Joyner’s Funeral Home with visitation immediately following and other times at

Dorothy Mae Tant

May 14, 2018

Dorothy Mae Tant April 3, 1944 – May 14, 2018 Dorothy Mae Tant, 74, of Elm City, NC, died Monday, May 14, 2018, at Wilson Medical Center. She was born April 3, 1944 in Wilson County, NC a daughter of the late William “Billy” Edward and Alic

Barbara Puerner Warner

May 6, 2018

Barbara Puerner Warner October 17, 1934 – May 6, 2018 Barbara Puerner Warner, 83, of Wilson passed away Sunday, May 6, 2018 at Wilson Medical Center. Barbara will be remembered fondly for her infectious laugh and loving nature. She dedicated he

Freddie Ray Holland

May 13, 2018

Freddie Ray Holland July 14, 1943 – May 13, 2018 Freddie Ray Holland, 75, of Lucama, NC died at his residence on May, 13, 2018. He was born in Wilson, County, NC July 14, 1943, son of the late Matthew Lee Holland and Francis Barnes Holland.