Obituaries

Willie Howard Jones

July 28, 2021

Willie Howard Jones July 7, 1935 – July 28, 2021 Willie “Buck” Howard Jones, 86 of Wilson passed away Wednesday. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in Evergreen Memorial Park, Wilson, with the family receiving friends fol

Judith Barnes Benson

July 27, 2021

Judith Barnes Benson July 30, 1940 – July 27, 2021 Judith “Judy” Barnes Benson passed away Tuesday. A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday in Maplewood Cemetery, Wilson with the family receiving friends following the service in

Eleanor Jean Bell

July 27, 2021

Eleanor Jean Bell November 19, 1928 – July 27, 2021 Eleanor Jean Bell, 92 of Wilson passed away Tuesday. The family will receive friends Friday evening from 6 – 8 p.m. at Joyner’s Funeral Home, 4100 Raleigh Road Parkway, Wilson with a grave

Kylie Rayne Woodard

July 26, 2021

Baby Kylie Rayne Woodard passed away on Monday. A private service will be held for the family. Kylie is survived by her mother, Teran Skinner; father, Steven Chad Woodard; brother, Baylor Skinner; grandparents, Amy and Wayne Skinner of Sims, and T

Tyler Stephen Driver

July 24, 2021

Tyler Stephen Driver August 11, 1995 – July 24, 2021 Tyler Stephen Driver, 25 of Raleigh passed away Saturday. His funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Joyner’s Funeral Home, Wilson. Interment to follow in Bailey Town Cemetery

Lois Jean Wiggins Joyner

July 23, 2021

Lois Jean Wiggins Joyner March 31, 1938 – July 23, 2021 Lois Jean Wiggins Joyner, 83 of Elm City passed away Friday peacefully in her home. The family will receive friends Tuesday evening from 5:30 – 6:45 p.m. with her funeral following at

Joseph Royal Newton

July 23, 2021

Joseph Royal Newton November 3, 1927 – July 23, 2021 Joseph Royal Newton, 93, of Wilson, passed away on Friday, July 23, 2021. He was born in Wilson to the late Roy Lee Newton and Nannie Mae Newton. He is predeceased by his loving wife, Peggy

Steve Wells

July 23, 2021

Steve Wells June 9, 1951 – July 23, 2021 Steve Wells, 70 of Lucama passed away Friday. A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday in Bailey Cemetery, Bailey. The Rev. Wayne Whitley will officiate. The family will receive friends Th

Nellie Ruth Westbrook Best

July 20, 2021

Nellie Ruth Westbrook Best June 4, 1939 – July 17, 2021 Nellie Ruth Westbrook Best, 82 of Wilson passed away peacefully on Saturday, July 17, 2021 at Helping Hands Family Center, Goldsboro. The family will receive friends from 4 – 6 p.m. Tu

James Dempsey Barnes

July 16, 2021

James Dempsey Barnes February 4, 1941 – July 16, 2021 James “Tommy” Dempsey Barnes, 80 of Wilson passed away Friday, July 16, 2021. A Celebration of Life will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, July 24, 2021 at Joyner’s Funeral Home, 4100 Ralei

Freddie Johnson Vinson

July 15, 2021

Freddie Johnson Vinson September 1, 1924 – July 15, 2021 Ms. Freddie, as all her many friends and family loved to call her had an infectious laugh, beautiful smile and a wonderful sense of humor has gone to be with her Lord and Savior. She had

Larry Clifton Dorsett

July 14, 2021

Larry Clifton Dorsett March 15, 1939 – July 14, 2021 Larry Clifton Dorsett was born March 15, 1939 in Lexington, North Carolina. He passed away Wednesday, July 14, 2021, after a lengthy illness peacefully at his home. He attended Wake Fores

Mary Edith Hatch

July 12, 2021

Mary Edith Hatch August 12, 1929- July 12, 2021 Mary Edith Hatch, 91 of Wilson stepped through the pearly gates into the arms of her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ at 1:30 a.m. on Monday July 12, 2021. It was her long desire and highly anticipat

Nancy Lee Fernandez

July 10, 2021

Nancy Lee Fernandez April 2, 1936 – July 10, 2021 Nancy Lee Fernandez passed away unexpectedly in her sleep on Saturday, July 10, 2021. She was found holding a picture of her and her husband who preceded her in death (September 17, 1934 - Octo

Larry Wayne Poole

July 10, 2021

Larry Wayne Poole November 14, 1950 – July 10, 2021 Larry Wayne Poole, 70 of Elm City passed away peacefully on Saturday, July 10, 2021. Larry proudly served in the U.S. Army and was a combat engineer in Vietnam. He also had a great interes

John Allen Baker

July 10, 2021

John Allen Baker April 30, 1990 – July 10, 2021 John Allen Baker, 31 of Elm City passed away Saturday, July 10, 2021. A celebration of Life will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday with the family receiving friends immediately following the service at

Caron Ann Bethune Autry

July 8, 2021

Caron Ann Bethune Autry March 6, 1943 – July 8, 2021 Caron Ann Bethune Autry, 78 of Wilson passed away Thursday. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at Joyner’s Funeral Home, Wilson. Interment will follow in Evergreen Memorial Pa

Becky Ann Woodard Chaney

July 6, 2021

Becky Ann Woodard Chaney July 5, 1963 - July 6, 2021 Becky Ann Woodard, 57 of Hobgood passed away Tuesday. Becky is survived by her husband, Gerald Chaney; daughter, Brittany Price; son, Billy Robinson, Jr.; granddaughters, Natalie Nicole R

G.B. Barnes

July 6, 2021

G.B. Barnes November 16, 1933 – July 6, 2021 G.B. Barnes, 87 of Wilson passed away Tuesday. The family will receive friends Saturday afternoon from 2 – 3:30 p.m. at Joyner’s Funeral Home, 4100 Raleigh Road Parkway, Wilson. G.B. is survi

Dianne Pridgen

July 5, 2021

Dianne Pridgen October 30, 1949 – July 5, 2021 Dianne Pridgen, 71 of Sims passed away Monday. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Joyner’s Funeral Home, 4100 Raleigh Road Parkway, Wilson, with the family receiving friends pr

Thomas Wiseman

July 4, 2021

Thomas Wiseman January 25, 1946 – July 4, 2021 Tom went to be with his Heavenly Father on July 4, 2021. He was born on January 25, 1946, in Rainelle, West Virginia. Tom was adopted at birth and was loved so much by his adopted family. His p

Rae Harrison Dew Stephenson

July 4, 2021

Rae Harrison Dew Stephenson August 5, 1928 – July 4, 2021 Rae Harrison Dew Stephenson, 92 of Wilson passed away Sunday. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at First Presbyterian Church, 414 Sunset Road NW, Wilson. The Rev. Tom W

Ola Jane Ramsey Hardison

July 2, 2021

Ola Jane Ramsey Hardison April 12, 1933 – July 2, 2021 Ola Jane Ramsey Hardison, 88 of Stantonsburg passed away Friday. Inurnment will be held at 10 a.m. Friday in Evergreen Memorial Park, Wilson. Ola is survived by her daughter, Margret Bu

Phillip Earl Harrell

July 1, 2021

Phillip Earl Harrell April 7, 1957 – July 1, 2021 Phillip Earl Harrell, 64 of Atlanta, Georgia, formerly of Wilson passed away Thursday. A service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in Evergreen Memorial Park, Wilson. Pastor Carol Dean will off

Vivian Creech Finch

June 29, 2021

Vivian Alene Creech Finch December 3, 1925 – June 29, 2021 Vivian Alene Creech Finch, a native of the Sanders Chapel community in Johnston County, North Carolina, passed away peacefully on June 29, 2021 at the age of 95 in her residence at Park