Obituaries

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

Christine Hinton Walker

April 3, 2020

Christine Hinton Walker July 14, 1934 – April 3, 2020 Christine Hinton Walker, 85 passed away Friday. Entombment will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday in Woodlawn Memorial Park, 1 Pine Knoll Drive, Greenville, South Carolina. Christine is survived

Ralph Harley Pegram

March 31, 2020

Ralph Harley Pegram September 17, 1923 – March 31, 2020 Ralph Harley Pegram, 96 of Townsville passed away Tuesday, March 31, 2020. A memorial service will be held at a later date for Ralph. Ralph is survived by his daughter, Glenda Pegram

Dorothy Lee Johnson

March 30, 2020

Dorothy Lee Johnson January 2, 1929 – March 30, 2020 Dorothy Lee Johnson, 91 of Wilson passed away Monday. Her funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday at Joyner’s Funeral Home, 4100 Raleigh Road Parkway, Wilson. Interment will

William "Bo" Thomas Walston

March 28, 2020

William Thomas Walston June 8, 1936 – March 28, 2020 William “Bo” Walston passed away Saturday. His funeral service will be conducted at 3 p.m. Tuesday at Joyner’s Funeral Home, Wilson. The Rev. Tim Johnson will officiate. The family

Barbara Marie Bass Hill

March 28, 2020

Barbara Marie Bass Hill June 11, 1937 – March 28, 2020 Barbara Marie Bass Hill, 82 of Wilson passed away Saturday. The family will receive friends Saturday, June 13, 2020 from 5 – 7 p.m. at Joyner’s Funeral Home, Wilson. Barbara is surv

George Thomas Sharp, Jr.

March 28, 2020

George Thomas Sharp, Jr. July 11, 1946 – March 28, 2020 George Thomas “Tommy” Sharp, Jr. passed away at his home in Kenly on Saturday, March 28, 2020. A private memorial service will be conducted by the family in Nobles Chapel Church Cemet

Barbara Marie Bass Hill

March 28, 2020

Barbara Marie Bass Hill June 11, 1937 – March 28, 2020 Barbara Marie Bass Hill, 82 of Wilson passed away Saturday, March 28, 2020. The family will receive friends Saturday, June 13, 2020 from 5 – 7 p.m. at Joyner’s Funeral Home, Wilson.

Virginia Ann Strickland Downing

March 27, 2020

Virginia Ann Strickland Downing January 20, 1933 – March 27, 2020 Virginia Ann Strickland Downing, 87 of Wilson passed away Friday. A private graveside service will be held for the family. Pastor Larry Massey will officiate. Virginia is su

Genevieve Robbins

March 26, 2020

Genevieve Robbins December 31, 1932 – March 26, 2020 Genevieve “Gen” Robbins, 87 of Wilson passed away Thursday, March 26, 2020. A memorial mass will be held at a later time for Gen. Gen is survived by her sons, Richard Robbins, Jr., Al

Colton Trey Turner

March 26, 2020

Colton Trey Turner May 22, 1999 – March 26, 2020 Colton Trey Turner, 20 of Bailey passed away Thursday. A private service will be held for the family. Colton is survived by his mother, Tiffany High of Bailey; father, Ray Turner of Kenly; hi

Timothy "Timmy" Julious Hudson

March 23, 2020

Timothy Julious Hudson January 23, 1967 – March 23, 2020 Timothy “Timmy” Julious Hudson, 53 of Lucama was taken away from his loving family way too soon on Monday, March 23, 2020. His memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Joy

infant Arlo James Brady

March 21, 2020

Arlo James Brady March 21, 2020 Infant Arlo James Brady, of Wilson passed away Saturday, March 21, 2020. His funeral services will be private. Arlo is survived by his parents, Andrew and Alyssa Handley Brady of the home; sister, Sybil Grace

Peggy Lee Benson Goff

March 20, 2020

Peggy Lee Benson Goff March 6, 1949 – March 20, 2020 Peggy Lee Benson Goff, 71 of Lucama passed away Friday. Peggy’s memorial service will be held for the family. Peggy is survived by her daughters, Sandra Leonia High and husband, Larry R

Celeste Marie Jankowski Heddinger

March 20, 2020

Celeste Marie Jankowski Heddinger March 16, 1928 – March 20, 2020 Celeste “Sally” Heddinger 92 of Wilson went home to be with the Lord on Friday, March 20. She was born in Baltimore, Maryland and nicknamed Sally by a dear aunt. Sally was ma

John Randy Grogan

March 18, 2020

John Randy Grogan November 3, 1949 – March 18, 2020 Randy Grogan, 70 of Wilson passed away Wednesday. A memorial service will be held a later date for Randy. Randy was a big animal lover and he assisted with the animal rescue and care for