Obituaries

Karen Carr Bunn

August 9, 2020

Karen Carr Bunn March 12, 1979 – August 9, 2020 Karen Bunn, 41, of Rocky Mount passed away Sunday August 9, 2020. Karen is survived by her husband, Charles J. “Trip” Bunn; her daughters, Reagan Bunn and Avery Bunn of the home; parents, J

Joann Tomlinson Merritt

August 6, 2020

Joann Tomlinson Merritt May 7, 1937 – August 6, 2020 Joann Tomlinson Merritt, 83 of Wilson passed away Thursday. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in Evergreen Memorial Park, Wilson. Dr. Ken Barnes will officiate. Family

Braxton Hill

August 6, 2020

Braxton Hill March 5, 1933 – August 6, 2020 Braxton Hill, age 87, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday morning August 6, 2020. He was born in Johnston County to Tonie and Ludie Edwards Hill. Mr. Hill gave his heart to the Lord in 1953

Donald Joe Best

August 5, 2020

Donald Joe Best October 13, 1938 – August 5, 2020 Donald Joe Best, 81 of Wilson passed away Wednesday, August 5, 2020. A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday in Evergreen Memorial Park, Wilson. The Rev. Chris Greenwood will offic

Elaine Flowers Rochelle

August 5, 2020

Elaine Flowers Rochelle August 17, 1941 – August 5, 2020 Elaine Flowers Rochelle, 78 of Wilson passed away Wednesday, August 5, 2020. Her graveside will be held at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday August 12, 2020 in Evergreen Memorial Park, Wilson. Th

Mary Elizabeth Parker Ferrell

August 4, 2020

Mary Elizabeth Parker Ferrell 04/19/1929- 08/04/2020 Mary Elizabeth Ferrell of Wilson, also known as Mary Lib, or Lib and by her family as ‘Doodie’ was called home to Jesus in her sleep on August 4, 2020, at the age of ninety-one. She will

Kali Nicole Woodruff

July 31, 2020

Kali Nicole Woodruff December 6, 1997 – July 31, 2020 Kali Nicole Woodruff, 22 of Elm City passed away Friday, July 31, 2020. Her funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Sunday at Joyner’s Funeral Home, Wilson. Interment will follow in Rock Hil

Mary Ellen Wells Gardner

July 30, 2020

Mary Ellen Wells Gardner September 10, 1949 – July 30, 2020 Mary Ellen Wells Gardner, 70 of Selma passed away Thursday. Graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in Evergreen Memorial Park, Wilson. The Rev. Wayne Whitley will officiate. Th

Doris Phillips Barnes

July 28, 2020

Doris Phillips Barnes November 13, 1927 – July 28, 2020 Doris Phillips Barnes, 92, of Wilson, passed on Tuesday, July 28, 2020. A private service and an online memorial service will be held a later date. Doris was a 1964 graduate of the Wils

James Van Taylor, III, MD

July 27, 2020

James Van Taylor, III, MD December 26, 1948 – July 27, 2020 James Van Taylor, III, MD, 71 of Wilson, passed peacefully at his home on Monday, July 27, 2020, with his beloved family by his side. He had valiantly battled cancer for two years.

Catherine Jean Joyner Perry

July 24, 2020

Catherine Jean Joyner Perry February 8, 1949 – July 24, 2020 Catherine “Nana Cat” Jean Joyner Perry, 71 of Wilson passed away Friday. A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday in Evergreen Memorial Park, Wilson. The Rev. James

William Robert Wicker

July 24, 2020

William Robert Wicker January 25, 1939 – July 24, 2020 William “Bob” Robert Wicker, 81 of Wilson passed away Friday, July 24, 2020. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, August 8, 2020 at Joyner’s Funeral Home, 4100 Raleigh

Howard Thomas Whitley

July 23, 2020

Howard Thomas Whitley July 29, 1935 – July 23, 2020 Howard Thomas Whitley, 84 of Wilson passed away Thursday. His funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at Joyner’s Funeral Home, Wilson. Interment will follow in Maplewood Cemetery, Wilson. T

Wyatt Seth Williams

July 22, 2020

Wyatt Seth Williams October 17, 1997 – July 22, 2020 Wyatt Seth Williams, 22 of Sims passed away Wednesday. His funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Joyner’s Funeral Home, Wilson. Interment will follow in Bailey Town Cemetery,

Juanita Vernelson

July 21, 2020

Juanita Vernelson January 11, 1937 – July 21, 2020 Juanita Vernelson, 83 of Wilson passed away Tuesday at the home of her daughter after an unexpected illness. A Celebration of her life will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Impact Church of Wils

Joseph Miley Godwin

July 21, 2020

Joseph Miley Godwin December 22, 1949 – July 21, 2020 Joseph “Big Joe” Miley Godwin, 70 of Wilson passed away Tuesday. His funeral will be held 6:30 p.m. Saturday at Joyner’s Funeral Home, Wilson. A graveside service will be held at 2 p

Edna Vaughan Cobb

July 20, 2020

Edna Vaughan Cobb August 5, 1927 – July 20, 2020 Edna Vaughan Cobb, 92 of Wilson passed away Monday, July 20, 2020. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, July 22, 2020 at Joyner’s Funeral Home, 4100 Raleigh Road Parkway, Wilso

Ada Bruce Bunn Sullivan

July 19, 2020

Ada Bruce Bunn Sullivan Dec. 25, 1921—July 19, 2020 Ada Bruce Bunn Sullivan, 98, of Wilson passed away July 19, 2020 at the Wilson Assisted Living Center. Ada was preceded in death by her husband, Herman Sullivan; parents, Nannie Boykin Bunn

Christopher Lawrence Boykin

July 16, 2020

Christopher Lawrence Boykin October 15, 1950 – July 16, 2020 Christopher Lawrence Boykin, 69 of Wilson passed away Thursday, July 16, 2020. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday in Pikeville Town Cemetery, Pikeville. The Rev. Jim

Robert Charles Watson

July 16, 2020

Robert Charles Watson April 20, 1942 – July 16, 2020 Robert Charles Watson, 78, walked with Jesus Thursday, July 16, 2020. His funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 25, 2020 at Joyner’s Funeral Home, Wilson. Interment w

Tiffany Gay Adams

July 14, 2020

Tiffany Gay Adams, 52 of Wilson passed away Tuesday. Her funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at New Hope Baptist Church, 5142 NC Hwy 58, Wilson. Rev. Steve Stevenson will officiate. The family will receive friends Saturday afternoon

Larry Coleman Bridgers

July 13, 2020

Larry Coleman Bridgers November 1, 1936 – July 13, 2020 Larry Coleman Bridgers, 83 of Wilson passed away Monday. His funeral services will be held for the family. Larry is survived by his daughters, Mamie Jo Bryant of Wilson and LeAnn Willi

Donald Cecil Smith

July 13, 2020

Donald Cecil Smith April 16, 1957 – July 13, 2020 Donald Cecil Smith, 63 of Wilson passed away Monday. A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday in Maplewood Cemetery, Wilson. The Rev. Michael Barbour will officiate. The family wi

Shirley Ann Brightbill

July 10, 2020

Shirley Ann Brightbill December 17, 1931 – July 10, 2020 Shirley Ann Brightbill of Wilson passed away Friday, July 10, 2020 with her daughter by her side. She was preceded in death by her husband of over fifty years, Francis “Jake” Brigh

Dennis James Bryant

July 8, 2020

Dennis James Bryant July 4, 1955 – July 8, 2020 Dennis James Bryant, 65 of Rocky Mount passed away Friday. A celebration of life will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Joyner’s Funeral Home, Wilson. The Rev. Wayne Whitley will officiate. The