Obituaries

Donna Jean Gardner Burchfield

May 21, 2017

Donna Jean Burchfield Gardner February 15, 1941 – May 21, 2017 Donna Jean Burchfield Gardner, 76, of Kinston, passed away Sunday. Arrangements are by Joyner’s Funeral Home, 4100 Raleigh Road Parkway, Wilson. Condolences may be directed

Eli Charles Saleeby

May 14, 2017

Eli Charles Saleeby April 16, 1925 - May 14, 2017 Eli Saleeby, 92, of Wilson passed away on Sunday May 14, at Duke Hospital. He grew up in Wilson and worked in a variety of family businesses.  He was a pilot and worked for many years in Cambr

Joseph Radford "Joe" Allen, Sr.

May 11, 2017

Joseph Radford Allen, Sr. November 26, 1924 – May 11, 2017 Joseph Radford “Joe” Allen, Sr., 92, of Wilson passed away Thursday. His funeral will be conducted at 7 p.m. Monday at Joyner’s Funeral Home, Wilson.  A private graveside will

Gary Wayne Batchelor

May 12, 2017

Gary Wayne Batchelor February 27, 1969 – May 12, 2017 Gary Wayne “Groovy” Batchelor, 48, of Elm City passed away Friday. A private graveside will be conducted.  The Rev. Gene Wells will officiate. Gary is survived by his sister, Lisa

Robert Edward Tomlinson, Sr.

May 8, 2017

Robert Edward Tomlinson, Sr. February 14, 1943 – May 8, 2017 Robert Edward Tomlinson, Sr., 74, of Kenly passed away Monday. His funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday at Kenly Community Church (formerly Kenly Pentecostal Holiness Ch

Alice Marie Durham

May 9, 2017

Alice Marie Durham March 12, 1930 – May 09, 2017 Alice Marie Durham, 87, resident of Wilson Pines Center, passed away Tuesday. A graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday in Evergreen Memorial Park, Wilson. The Rev. Mike Wells and

William C. Lamm

May 10, 2017

William C. “Hat” Lamm May 23, 1933 – May 10, 2017 William C. “Hat” Lamm, 83, of Bailey passed away Wednesday. Funeral services will be conducted 4 p.m. Friday at Oasis of Love Tabernacle Church, 6525 Schooners Road, Bailey, North Caroli

Myrtle Rowe Glover

May 7, 2017

Myrtle Rowe Glover August 2, 1929 – May 7, 2017 Myrtle Rowe Glover, 87, of Bailey passed away Sunday. Her funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Joyner’s Funeral Home, Wilson.  Interment will follow in Bailey Town Cemetery.  Th

Nona Lucas Dail Love

May 7, 2017

Nona Lucas Dail Love December 27, 1920 – May 7, 2017 Nona Lucas Dail Love, 96, of Wilson, formerly of Lucama passed away Sunday. Her funeral will be conducted at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Joyner’s Funeral Home, Wilson. A graveside service will be

Lou Ellen Grimes

May 6, 2017

Lou Ellen Grimes June 27, 1935 – May 6, 2017 Lou Ellen Grimes, 81, of Stantonsburg passed away Saturday. Her funeral will be conducted at 3 p.m. Tuesday at Joyner’s Funeral Home, Wilson interment will follow in Eureka Cemetery. The famil

Jeffery Lee Lewis

May 3, 2017

Jeffery Lee Lewis June 11, 1986 – May 3, 2017   Jeffery Lee Lewis, 30, of Washington, Pennsylvania, formerly of Lucama, passed away Wednesday. His graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Springhill Presbyterian Church Cem

Lloyd Thompson Brinson, III

May 4, 2017

Lloyd Thompson Brinson, III August 15, 1953 – May 4, 2017   Lloyd Thompson Brinson III, of Wilson, left his earthly home on a most spectacularly beautiful spring afternoon. Born August 15, 1953 in Radford, Virginia to Lloyd Thompso

James Kenneth Tyson

May 4, 2017

James Kenneth Tyson December 21, 1951 – May 04, 2017 James Kenneth Tyson, 65, of Wilson, passed away Thursday. A celebration of his life will be conducted at 7 p.m. Monday at Joyner’s Funeral Home, 4100 Raleigh Road Parkway, Wilson. The fami

Arthur Vernon Batts

May 2, 2017

Arthur Vernon Batts October 29, 1927 – May 2, 2017 Arthur Vernon Batts, 89, of Elm City passed away Tuesday. His funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m.  Saturday, May 6, 2017 at Joyner’s Funeral Home, Wilson.  Interment will follow in Evergr

Lora Ann Hudson-Powell

April 27, 2017

Lora Ann Hudson-Powell June 09, 1963 – April 27, 2017 Lora Ann Hudson-Powell, 53, of Middlesex passed away Thursday, April 27, 2017. Her funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday at First Baptist Church, 10242 Claude Lewis Road, Midd

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Marshall Barnes Pope

May 1, 2017

Marshall Barnes Pope June 5, 1934 – May 1, 2017 Marshall Barnes Pope, 82 of Wilson passed away Monday. His funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday at Joyner’s Funeral Home, Wilson.  Entombment will follow in Evergreen Memorial Park,

Hugh M. Flowers

April 29, 2017

Hugh M. Flowers July 3, 1932 – April 29, 2017 Hugh M. Flowers of Lucama completed his life’s journey on Saturday, April 29, 2017. Hugh was born on July 3, 1932 to Meakie T. and Ellen W. Flowers. Upon graduation from East Carolina in 1956, H

Ruth Johnson

April 28, 2017

Ruth Johnson January 19, 1936 – April 28, 2017 Ruth Johnson, 81, passed away Friday. A graveside service will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. Sunday in Evergreen Memorial Park. The Rev. Tim McFatter will officiate. The family will receive friends

George Lawrence Wagner

April 28, 2017

George Lawrence Wagner December 31, 1944 – April 28, 2017 George Lawrence Wagner, born December 31, 1944, in Washington, DC, died April 28, 2017, in Wilson, NC. He was a devoted husband for more than 50 years to Claudia Jean (Jeannie) Wynne Wag

Donald Robert Felts

April 19, 2017

Donald Robert Felts October 26, 1950 – April 19, 2017 Donald Robert Felts, 66, of Elm City passed away Wednesday. His funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Elm City United Methodist Church, Elm City.  Interment will follow

Juanita Childers Thomas

April 24, 2017

Juanita Childers Thomas February 17, 1930 – April 24, 2017  Juanita Elizabeth Childers Thomas, age 87, died on Monday, April 24, 2017. She was born on February 17, 1930 in Smithfield, North Carolina to the late Reverend William Paul and Addi

Brian Alan Breedlove

April 21, 2017

Brian Alan Breedlove December 20, 1961 – April 21, 2017 Brian Alan Breedlove, 55, of Middlesex passed away Friday, after an extended illness. His funeral will be Tuesday at 1 p.m. at Joyner’s Funeral Home, Wilson.  Interment will follow in

Faye Finch Williams

April 22, 2017

Faye Finch Williams July 9, 1933 – April 22, 2017  Faye Finch Williams, 83, of Bailey passed away Saturday. Her funeral will be conducted at 7 p.m. Monday at Joyner’s Funeral Home, Wilson.  Graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesda

Penny Ida Boykin Coleman

April 20, 2017

Penny Ida Boykin Coleman July 24, 1918 - April 20, 2017   Penny Ida Boykin Coleman, 98 of Sims passed away Thursday. Her funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at Healthy Plains Primitive Baptist Church, Sims.  Interment wi

Johnny Ray Jobe

April 21, 2017

  Johnny Ray Jobe February 23, 1961 – April 21, 2017 Johnny Ray Jobe, 56, of Wilson passed away Friday. A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at Bailey Baptist Church, 6646 Deans Street, Bailey.  The Rev. Jim Hales, Rev. E