Obituaries

Ricky Louis McKeel

April 22, 2020

Ricky Louis McKeel March 12, 1950 – April 22, 2020 Ricky Louis McKeel, 70 of Wilson passed away Wednesday. A private family service will be conducted. The family will receive friends at the home, 5446 Frank Price Church Road or at the home of h

Deborah Bass Whitley

April 22, 2020

Deborah Bass Whitley February 16, 1955 – April 22, 2020 Deborah “Debbie” Bass Whitley, 65 of Elm City passed away Wednesday, April 22, 2020. The family will have a private celebration of life. Debbie is survived by her sons, Joseph Curt

Clara Waddell Bass

April 21, 2020

Clara Waddell Bass April 27, 1931 – April 21, 2020 Clara Waddell Bass, 88 of Wilson passed away Tuesday. A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday in Evergreen Memorial Park, Wilson. The Rev. Jonathan Ange will officiate. Clara was a

Thomas Eugene Shreve

April 21, 2020

Thomas Eugene Shreve August 19, 1927- April 21, 2020 Thomas Eugene Shreve, 92 of Wilson passed away Tuesday. A private service will be held for the family. Tom was born in Reidsville to Percy Herman and Agnes Faulkner Shreve. The family moved

Willis Lee "Peter" Bissette

April 20, 2020

Willis Lee Bissette January 6, 1939 – April 20, 2020 Willis Lee “Peter” Bissette, 81 of Lucama passed away Monday. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Bailey Town Cemetery, Bailey. The Rev. Greg Barnes will officiate.

Elizabeth Ann Herring Smith

April 19, 2020

Elizabeth Ann Herring Smith January 31, 1936 – April 19, 2020 Elizabeth Ann Smith was born in Selma, Alabama on January 31, 1936 passed into life April 19, 2020. A memorial service for Elizabeth will be held at a later date. She was preced

Joyce Newcomb Holland

April 19, 2020

Joyce Newcomb Holland December 14, 1943 – April 19, 2020 Joyce Newcomb Holland, 76 of Fremont passed away Sunday. A private graveside will be held for the family. Major James Allison will officiate. The family will receive friends at the h

Steve Brian Hartley

April 18, 2020

Steve Brian Hartley July 24, 1955 – April 18, 2020 Steve passed away Saturday, April 18, 2020 in Wilson County. Steve was born at the Luke Airforce Base in Arizona. Steve was a retired US Navy Senior Chief and served for twenty years. He

Jimmy Carroll Murray

April 17, 2020

Jimmy Carroll Murray August 30, 1940 – April 17, 2020 Jimmy Carroll Murray, 79 of Wilson passed away Friday. A celebration of Jimmy’s life will be held at a later date. Jimmy served his country with honor and pride with the US Army. After

Leslie Bailey Gardner

April 17, 2020

Leslie Bailey Gardner July 3, 1955 – April 17, 2020 Leslie Bailey "Peanut" Gardner, 64 of Elm City passed away Friday. Flowers can be sent to 6207 Bridgersville Road, Elm City North Carolina 27822 or donations may be sent to the Maggie Soci

Elsa Janis Andersen

April 17, 2020

Elsa Janis Andersen January 15, 1930 – April 17, 2020 “Teenie” Elsa Andersen, of Wilson passed away peacefully in her sleep at Vidant Hospital in Greenville, in the early hours of Friday, April 17, 2020. She had many medical issues to deal

Gary Lee Ross

April 15, 2020

Gary Lee Ross July 12, 1952 – April 15, 2020 Gary Lee Ross, 67 of Bailey passed away Wednesday. A celebration of Gary’s life will be held at a later date. Gary is survived by his loving wife of thirty-six years, Heidi Bardsley Ross of Bai

Jean Cuddington Winders Evans

April 14, 2020

Jean Cuddington Winders Evans January 2, 1931 – April 14, 2020 Jean Cuddington Winders Evans, 89, of Wilson passed away peacefully in her home on April 14, 2020 with her daughter and her sister by her side. A private family graveside service w

Skyler Addison Lamm

April 13, 2020

Skyler Addison Lamm April 2, 2020 – April 13, 2020 Skyler Addison Lamm, of Pinetops passed away Monday. Sklyer is survived by her parents, Zack and Laci Larsen Lamm of the home; sister, Baily Olson; grandfathers, Chris Lawsen of Nashville

Tom Batts

April 9, 2020

Tom Batts October 20, 1936 – April 9, 2020 Tom Batts, 83 of Elm City passed away Thursday. A private graveside service will be held. Tom loved to travel and during his travels he visited forty-six states, he just loved to ride. He was the

Dalton R. Rose

April 9, 2020

Dalton R. Rose August 29, 1935 – April 9, 2020 Dalton Ray Rose, 84 of Wilson passed away Thursday. A graveside service will be held at a later date with Masonic Rites. The family will hold a drive thru visitation for friends and family from

Avon Bryant

April 9, 2020

Avon Bryant June 17, 1940 – April 9, 2020 Avon Bryant, 79 of Bailey passed unexpectedly, but peacefully on Thursday, April 9. All fathers are a work in progress - non-perfect - not one. But a true father steps up and takes care of his family;

Rebecca C. Long

April 9, 2020

Rebecca C. Long August 3, 1926 – April 9, 2020 Rebecca C. Long, 93 of Wilson passed away Thursday. Funeral arrangements are pending. Rebecca is survived by her children, Lindy Newton, Charlie Clark, Becky Cannon and Sarah Jean Harrell.

Danny Gerald Whitley

April 8, 2020

Danny Gerald Whitley November 28, 1950 – April 8, 2020 Danny Gerald Whitley, 69 of Sims passed away Wednesday. A memorial service will be held at a later date for Danny. Danny was the owner of Whitley’s Welding Service in Sims. He was a

Mildred Christine Vaughan Davis

April 6, 2020

Mildred Christine Vaughan Davis April 10, 1932 – April 6, 2020 Mildred Christine Vaughan Davis, 87, of Wilson passed away Monday. A private funeral will be held for the family. Mildred is survived by her daughter, Connie D. Gardner of Virg

Sandra Williams Edwards

April 5, 2020

Sandra Williams Edwards August 8, 1943 – April 5, 2020 Sandra Williams Edwards, 76 of Wilson passed away Sunday. A memorial service will be considered at a later date. Sandra is survived by her husband, Gene “Pete” Arthur Edwards of the

Robert Joseph Burke

April 4, 2020

Robert Joseph Burke January 21, 1946 – April 4, 2020 Coach Robert “BOB” Joseph Burke died April 4, 2020 at home surrounded by his loving family in Wilson, North Carolina. Bob was born January 21, 1946 in The Bronx, New York. Bob is surv

Nancy Finch Lamm

April 4, 2020

Nancy Finch Lamm November 26, 1929 – April 4, 2020 Nancy Finch Lamm, 90 of Wilson passed away Saturday. A private graveside will be held for the family. Family and friends are invited to visit Tuesday from 8 – 5 at Joyner’s Funeral Home,

Louise Stokes Pridgen

April 4, 2020

Louise Stokes Pridgen June 20, 1944 – April 4, 2020 Louise Stokes Pridgen, 75 of Wilson passed away Saturday, April 4, 2020 in Wilson. Louise is survived by her sons, Keith Pridgen (Rhonda) of Zebulon and Scott Pridgen (Kelly) of Frederick,

James Ray Allen

April 3, 2020

James Ray Allen March 30, 1933 – April 2, 2020 James Ray Allen, 87 of Wilson passed away Thursday. A graveside service will be held 2 p.m. Sunday in Bailey Town Cemetery, Bailey. The Rev. Donnie Price will officiate. James is survived by h