Obituaries

Betty Jean Joyner Barnes

March 12, 2021

Betty Jean Joyner Barnes September 9, 1937 – March 12, 2021 Betty Jean Joyner Barnes, 83 of Wilson passed away Friday. A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday in Evergreen Memorial Park, Wilson. The Rev. Ricky Nelms will officiate.

Paul Emerson Tedder

March 12, 2021

Paul Emerson Tedder April 5, 1941 – March 12, 2021 Pastor Paul Emerson Tedder, 79 of Middlesex passed away Friday. His funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Joyner’s Funeral Home, Wilson. Interment will follow in Rocky Mount M

Walter "Rudy" Rudolph Durham, Jr.

March 10, 2021

Walter Rudolph Durham, Jr. July 5, 1950 – March 10, 2021 Walter “Rudy” Rudolph Durham, Jr., 70 of Wilson passed away Wednesday, March 10, 2021. Born in Wilson County on July 5, 1950 to the late Walter and Pattie Bottoms Durham. He is prec

Brenda Walston Thorpe

March 9, 2021

Brenda Walston Thorpe September 18, 1939 – March 9, 2021 Brenda Walston Thorpe, 81 of Wilson passed away Tuesday surrounded by her loving family. Her funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Tabernacle Baptist Church, 1815 Airport

Rudolph "Rudy" Barnes Outland, Jr.

March 7, 2021

Rudolph Barnes Outland, Jr. February 10, 1947 – March 7, 2021 Rudolph “Rudy” Barnes Outland, Jr., age 74, passed away at Wilson Medical Center, on Sunday, March 7th, 2021. Rudy was born February 10th, 1947 in Kenly, North Carolina to t

Tammy L. Walston Hardy

March 7, 2021

Tammy L. Walston Hardy November 21, 1957 – March 7, 2021 Tammy L. Walston Hardy, 63 of Wilson passed away Sunday peacefully after a courageous battle with cancer. Due to Covid, the family will have a celebration of life for Tammy at a later

Shirley Ann Starling

March 6, 2021

Shirley Ann Starling April 1, 1935 – March 6, 2021 Shirley Ann Starling, 85 of Wilson passed away Saturday. Her memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Pentecostal Lighthouse Church, 4408 London Church Road, Elm City. The fami

Connie Parker

March 6, 2021

Connie Parker October 15, 1969 – March 6, 2021 Connie “Rooster” Parker, 51 of Elm City passed away Saturday. His funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Joyner’s Funeral Home, Wilson. Interment will follow in Queen Anne Cemete

Romaine "Ronnie" Daniel

March 3, 2021

Romaine Daniel April 23, 1942 – March 3, 2021 Romaine “Ronnie” Daniel, 78, affectionally known to all as Granny, gained her angel wings on Wednesday, March 3, 2021 surrounded by her loving family. A celebration of life will be held at 2 p.m

Jackie Sue Scott Davis

February 28, 2021

Jackie Sue Scott Davis February 24, 1955 – February 28, 2021 Jackie Sue Scott Davis, 66 of Sims passed away Sunday. Her funeral services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at Joyner’s Funeral Home, Wilson. Interment will follow in Evergreen Me

Gary Lynn Lee

February 27, 2021

Gary Lynn Lee September 14, 1947 – February 27, 2021 Gary Lynn Lee, 73 of Wilson passed away Saturday. A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday in Black Creek Town Cemetery, Black Creek. The Rev. Wayne Whitley will officiate.

Doretha Reason Parnell

February 27, 2021

Doretha Reason Parnell December 23, 1934 – February 27, 2021 Doretha Reason Parnell, 86 of Wilson passed away Saturday. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday in Evergreen Memorial Park, Wilson. The Rev. Wayne Whitley will offic

Frances Robbins Page

February 25, 2021

Frances Robbins Page October 11, 1933 – February 25, 2021 Frances Robbins Page, 87 of Wilson passed away Thursday. Her funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Joyner’s Funeral Home, Wilson. The service will be lived streamed on

Geraldine Strickland Long

February 25, 2021

Geraldine Strickland Long February 21, 1945 – February 25, 2021 Geraldine Strickland Long, 76 of Wilson passed away Thursday. A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday in Evergreen Memorial Park, Wilson. The Rev. Tommy Hagen will offi

Bobbie Dean Spain Lamm

February 25, 2021

Bobbie Dean Spain Lamm February 14, 1938 – February 25, 2021 Bobbie Dean Spain Lamm, 83 of Bailey passed away Thursday. Her funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Joyner’s Funeral Home, Wilson. Interment will follow in the Dew Fa

Anna Mae Mills Rakestraw

February 25, 2021

Anna Mae Mills Rakestraw May 8, 1931 – February 25, 2021 Anna Mae Mills Rakestraw, 89 of Bailey passed away Thursday. A private burial for the family will be held. Anna is survived by her daughters, Patricia Cooke of Black Creek, Rebecca Br

Giao Ngoc Nguyen

February 25, 2021

Giao Ngoc Nguyen May 24, 1951 – February 25, 2021 Giao Ngoc Nguyen, 69, of Wilson passed away Thursday. A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, March 3, 2021 in Evergreen Memorial Park, Wilson. The Rev. Benny Poythress will off

William David Bensinger

February 23, 2021

William David Bensinger October 30, 1944 – February 23, 2021 William David Bensinger, 76 of Rocky Mount passed away Tuesday. A memorial service will be held at a later date. William served his country with honor and pride during the Vietnam

Danny Ray Wilson

February 20, 2021

Danny Ray Wilson October 07, 1947 – February 20, 2021 Danny Ray Wilson, 73 of Sims passed away peacefully Saturday morning at his home surrounded by his loving wife and family. His funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Joyner’s

Jo Ann Gay Newcomb

February 17, 2021

Jo Ann Gay Newcomb August 10, 1938 – February 17, 2021 Jo Ann Gay Newcomb, 82 of Lucama passed away Wednesday. Her funeral services will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday at Joyner’s Funeral Home, Wilson. A graveside service will be conducted at 2

Janet Allen Pridgen

February 15, 2021

Janet Allen Pridgen November 8, 1954 – February 15, 2021 Janet Allen Pridgen, 66 of Wilson passed away Monday. Her funeral services will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday evening at Joyner’s Funeral Home, 4100 Raleigh Road Parkway, Wilson. The fam

Sandra Lois Williams Skinner

February 14, 2021

Sandra Lois Williams Skinner November 10, 1954 – February 14, 2021 Sandra Lois Williams Skinner, 66 of Wilson passed away Sunday. A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Evergreen Memorial Park, Wilson. Sandra loved Elvis, d

Sandra Von-Stettina Ramsey

February 14, 2021

Sandra Von-Stettina Ramsey February 1, 1945 – February 14, 2021 Sandra Von-Stettina Ramsey, 76 of Wilson passed away Sunday, February 14, 2021. Her inurnment will take place at a later date in New York. She is survived by her husband, Dougl

Jane W Jones

February 13, 2021

Jane W Jones April 7, 1929 – February 13, 2021 Jane W Jones, 91 of Elm City passed away Saturday. Her funeral services will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday evening at Joyner’s Funeral Home, Wilson. A private graveside will be held for the family

Janet Yvonne Poole

February 12, 2021

Janet Yvonne Poole June 16, 1958 – February 12, 2021 Janet Yvonne Poole, 62, of Wilson, passed away on February 12 with her loving husband, Sammy, by her side. Janet was born on June 16, 1958 to Dorothy Davis Garris and William “Bill” Genn