Obituaries

Ruth Daniel Granger Riley

May 5, 2018

Ruth Daniel Granger Riley February 12, 1920 – May 5, 2018 Ruth D. Granger Riley, 98 a native Wilsonian, went to be with the Lord Saturday. Her funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 12, 2018 at First Christian Church, 207 Ta

Bruce Lee Tant

May 9, 2018

Bruce Lee Tant October 23, 1947 – May 9, 2018 Bruce Lee Tant, 70, of Kenly passed away Wednesday. His funeral service will be conducted at 7 p.m. Saturday at Joyner’s Funeral Home, Wilson. His nephew, Pastor Michael Renfrow will officiate.

Derrell Eugene Kicklighter, Jr.

May 10, 2018

Derrell Eugene Kicklighter, Jr. March 8, 1968 – May 10, 2018 Derrell Eugene “Gene” Kicklighter, Jr., 50, of Kenly passed away Thursday from a sudden illness. His funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at Joyner’s Funeral

Angela Mosley

May 6, 2018

Angela Mosley December 22, 1966 – May 6, 2018 Angela Mosley, 51, of Bailey passed away Sunday. Her memorial service will be conducted at 7 p.m. Thursday at Sims Baptist Church, 6753 Flat Rock Road, Sims. The family will receive friends prior

Glynda Carol Pittman

May 3, 2018

Glynda Carol Smith Pittman March 14, 1947 – May 3, 2018 Glynda Carol Smith Pittman, 71, of Wilson passed away Thursday. Her funeral services will be conducted Monday at 11 a.m. at Daniels Chapel FWB Church, 4828 Frank Price Church Road, Wilson

William Douglas Gardner

May 3, 2018

William Douglas Gardner November 20, 1938 – May 3, 2018 William Douglas “Doug” Gardner, 79, of Wilson passed away peacefully at his home with his loving wife by his side on Thursday. His funeral service will be conducted on Monday at Noon a

Eleanor Taylor Windham

May 6, 2018

Eleanor Taylor Windham November 30, 1915 – May 6, 2018 Eleanor Taylor Windham, 102, of Wilson passed away peacefully at her home. A private family service will be conducted at First Presbyterian Church. Eleanor was born in Philadelphia, Pen

Janice Baker Robbins

May 1, 2018

Janice Baker Robbins April 27, 1946 – May 1, 2018 Janice Baker Robbins, 72, of Wilson passed away Tuesday. Her funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at Joyner’s Funeral Home, Wilson. Interment will follow in Maplewood Cemeter

Hortense Owens Ford

May 3, 2018

Hortense Owens Ford August 31, 1924 – May 3, 2018 Hortense Owens Ford, 93, of Rocky Mount passed away Thursday. Her funeral services will be conducted at 6 p.m. Saturday at Joyner’s Funeral Home, Wilson. A graveside service will be held at

Paul Alton Lucas

May 3, 2018

Paul Alton Lucas March 26, 1922 – May 3, 2018 Paul Alton Lucas, 96 of Wilson passed away Thursday. A graveside service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday in Evergreen Memorial Park, Wilson. The Rev. Tim McFatter will officiate. He was a

Dewey Ray Pittman

April 28, 2018

Dewey Ray Pittman July 23, 1947 – April 28, 2018 Dewey Ray Pittman, 70, of Wilson passed away Saturday. His memorial service will be conducted at 7 p.m. Thursday, with the family receiving friends following the service at Joyner’s Funeral Ho

Nancy Elizabeth Webb

April 30, 2018

Nancy Elizabeth Webb December 28, 1947 – April 30, 2018 Nancy Elizabeth Webb,70, of Raleigh, NC, died Monday, April 30, 2018, in Raleigh, NC. She was born December 28, 1947 in Wilson County, NC, daughter of the late Luther and Thelma Gardner We

Robert Wayne Lamm

April 28, 2018

Robert Wayne Lamm November 29, 1964 – April 28, 2018 Robert Wayne Lamm, 53, of Stantonsburg passed away Saturday. A graveside service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Maplewood Cemetery, Wilson. The family will receive friends Monday

Johnny Rogers Stancil

April 25, 2018

Johnny Rogers Stancil March 10, 1947 – April 25, 2018 Johnny Rogers Stancil, 71, of Wilson died Wednesday, April 25, 2018 at Wake Medical Center after a long battle with cancer. He was a lifelong resident of Johnston County, where he was born a

Lee Roy McGuire

April 22, 2018

Lee Roy McGuire June 12, 1917 – April 22, 2018 Lee Roy McGuire, 100, of Wilson passed away Sunday, April 22, 2018. His funeral services will be conducted at 6 p.m. Friday, April 27, 2018 at Tabernacle Baptist Church, 1815 Airport Boulevard, Wi

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.