Obituaries

John Allen Corbett, Jr.

March 28, 2017

John Allen Corbett, Jr. March 20, 1959 – March 28, 2017   John Allen “Johnny” Corbett Jr, 58, of Sims, went to be with his Lord and Savior on March 28th, 2017. The younger of two children, he was born March 20, 1959, in Wilson, the so...

Betty Cherry Cowan

March 29, 2017

Betty Cherry Cowan December 30, 1944 – March 29, 2017 Betty Cherry Cowan, 72, of Wilson passed away Wednesday. A celebration of Betty’s life will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at West Nash United Methodist Church, Wilson.  The Rev. Stua...

Brandon Scott Bissette

March 24, 2017

Brandon Scott Bissette January 02, 1992 – March 24, 2017 Brandon Scott Bissette, 25, of Wilson, passed away Friday. His funeral service will be conducted 2 p.m. Friday, March 31st at Joyner’s Funeral Home, Wilson. Interment will follow in Ba...

Edna Taylor Rose

March 27, 2017

Edna Taylor Rose January 29, 1928 – March 27, 2017 Edna Taylor Rose, 89, passed away Monday. A graveside service will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. Thursday in Maplewood Cemetery. The Rev. Bob Bergland, the Rev. Charles Robl and the Rev. Dan Jones...

Calvin Kearney Thorne

March 25, 2017

Calvin Kearney Thorne November 19, 1953 – March 25, 2017 Calvin Kearney Thorne, 63, of Bailey passed away Saturday. His funeral will be held at 6 p.m. Wednesday at Joyner’s Funeral Home, 4100 Raleigh Road Parkway, Wilson.  A Graveside serv...

Daphne Lamm Page

March 25, 2017

Daphne Lamm Page May 22, 1922 – March 25, 2017 Daphne Lamm Page, 94, of Wilson, went to her heavenly home on Saturday, March 25, 2017 surrounded by her loving family. Her earthly journey began on May 22, 1922, the first daughter of the late, ...

Charlie Earl Batts

March 24, 2017

Charlie Earl Batts June 14, 1941 – March 24, 2017   Charlie Earl Batts, 75, of Wilson passed away Friday. His funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at Union Chapel FWB Church, 10748 Bissette Road, Middlesex. Interment wil...

Bert Francis Dooley, Jr.

March 19, 2017

Bert Francis Dooley, Jr. September 1, 1981 – March 19, 2017   Bert Francis Dooley, Jr., 35, of Wilson, formerly of Virginia passed away Sunday. A graveside service will be held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday in Evergreen Memorial Park, Wilson...

Lorene Hawley Ferrell

March 23, 2017

Lorene Hawley Ferrell May 31, 1928 – March 23, 2017 Lorene Hawley Ferrell, 88, of Wilson passed away Thursday. A graveside service will be conducted Saturday, March 25 at 2 p.m. in Maplewood Cemetery, Wilson.  The Rev. Brian Tippett will off...

Dorothy Smith Tait

March 18, 2017

Dorothy Smith Tait February 7, 1922 – March 18, 2017   Dorothy Smith Tait, 95, of Wilson passed away Saturday. Her funeral will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at First Christian Church, 207 Tarboro Street N, Wilson.  The Rev. Gary Wall...

Laudis Ray Etheridge

March 20, 2017

Laudis Ray Etheridge February 14, 1932 – March 20, 2017 Laudis Ray Etheridge, 85, passed away Monday. His funeral service will be conducted at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Joyner’s Funeral Home. Graveside service will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday in Everg...

Bert Francis Dooley, Jr.

March 19, 2017

  Bert Francis Dooley, Jr. September 11, 1981 – March 19, 2017 Bert Francis Dooley, Jr., 35, of Wilson, formerly of Plant City, Florida and Virginia passed away Sunday. A graveside service will be held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday in Evergreen M...

Roy Alfred Stancil

March 12, 2017

Roy Alfred Stancil May 12, 1925 – March 12, 2017   Roy “Ray” A. Stancil, 91, of Wilson passed away Sunday. His funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday at Forest Hills Baptist Church, 1407 Forest Hills Road, Wilson.  Interment...

Carol E Harrell

March 13, 2017

Carol Estelle Harrell August 29, 1951 – March 13, 2017 Carol Estelle Harrell, 65, of Bailey passed away Monday. Her funeral service will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. Friday at Joyner’s Funeral Home, Wilson. Interment will follow in Evergreen Cem...

Kenneth Milburn Gainey

March 12, 2017

Kenneth Milburn Gainey July 10, 1960 – March 12, 2017   Kenneth Milburn Gainey, 56, of Fremont passed away Sunday. A celebration of his life will be held from 7 – 9 p.m. Thursday at Joyner’s Funeral Home, 4100 Raleigh Road Parkway...

Henry Joseph Myers

March 5, 2017

    Henry Joseph Myers April 6, 1928 – March 5, 2017 Henry Joseph Myers, 88, of Wilson passed away Sunday. A Rosary will be held at 9:30 a.m. Saturday with a celebration of his life following at 10 a.m. at St. Therese Catholic Chu...

Edna Page Parsons

March 8, 2017

Edna Page Parsons November 18, 1922 – March 08, 2017   Edna Page Parsons, 94, of Wilson, passed away Wednesday. Her funeral service will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. Saturday at Joyner’s Funeral Home, Wilson. Interment will follow in M...

Walton Elbert Bass

March 5, 2017

  Walton Elbert Bass August 21, 1946 – March 5, 2017 Walton Elbert Bass, Jr., affectionately known as “W. E.” or Walt, passed away suddenly on March 5, 2017 in New Bern. He was the only child of Walton Elbert and Ora Belle Bass of Luc...

Herman Keith Moore, Jr.

March 5, 2017

Herman Keith Moore, Jr. September 26, 1955 – March 5, 2017 Herman Keith Moore, Jr., 61 of Spring Hope, departed this life on Sunday, March 5, 2017 at Vidant Medical Center in Greenville following a medical illness. A celebration of his life w...

Myrtle Moore Joyner

March 4, 2017

Myrtle Moore Joyner July 27, 1930 – March 4, 2017 Myrtle Joyner, 86, of Wilson passed away Saturday. Her funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Bible Missionary Baptist Church, 2833 Tilghman Road, Wilson.  Interment will follow in ...

Jennifer Gray Brantley

March 3, 2017

Jennifer Gray Brantley January 12, 1954 - March 2, 2017 Jennifer Gray Brantley, 63, of Bailey passed away Friday. Her funeral service will be at 3:00 p.m. Tuesday at New Sandy Hill Church, Bailey. Interment will follow in Bailey Town Cemetery. Th...

William Russell Langston

February 28, 2017

William Russell Langston August 21, 1947 – February 28, 2017 William “Poochie” Langston, 69, of Kenly passed away Tuesday. His funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday at Joyner’s Funeral Home, Wilson.  Interment will follow in Eve...

James David Burnette

March 1, 2017

James David Burnette June 3, 1924 – March 1, 2017 James David “J.D.” Burnette, 92 of Middlesex passed away Wednesday. His funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at Middlesex Church of God, 5407 S NC 231, Middlesex.  Interm...

Landen Morris Bass

March 1, 2017

Landen Morris Bass May 31, 2005 – March 1, 2017 Landen Morris Bass, 11, of Rock Ridge passed away Wednesday. His funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at Joyner’s Funeral Home, Wilson.  Interment will follow in Marsh Swamp FWB Chur...

Billie Anne Whitley Hall

February 28, 2017

Billie Anne Whitley Hall January 28, 1936 – February 28, 2017 Billie Anne Whitley Hall, 81, of Sims passed away Tuesday. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in Maplewood Cemetery, Wilson.  The Rev. Paul Dunham will officiate. ...