Obituaries

Harold Dean Hawley

September 9, 2021

Harold Dean Hawley January 3, 1969 – September 9, 2021 Harold Dean Hawley passed away unexpectedly at his home on September 9, 2021. Dean was born on January 3, 1969, to Cleveland Harold Hawley and Janice Smith Hawley. Dean grew up in Wilson,

Doris Flowers Davis

September 8, 2021

Doris Flowers Davis October 8, 1932 – September 8, 2021 Doris Flowers Davis, 88 of Rock Ridge Community passed away Wednesday. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Marsh Swamp Original FWB Church, 6664 Rock Ridge School Road, S

Timothy "Timmy" Dean Byrd

September 8, 2021

Timothy Dean Byrd October 4, 1989 – September 8, 2021 Timothy “Timmy” Dean Byrd, 31 of Wilson passed away Wednesday. The family will receive friends Monday evening from 6 – 8 p.m. at Joyner’s Funeral Home, 4100 Raleigh Road Parkway, Wi

Tammie Rhodes Zaccari

September 7, 2021

Tammie Rhodes Zaccari January 21, 1961 – September 7, 2021 Tammie Rhodes Zaccari, 60 of Bailey passed away Tuesday. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in Bailey Town Cemetery, Bailey. Pastor Jason Gabbard will officiate. T

Cheryl Ann Hoffman Brooks

September 7, 2021

Cheryl Ann Hoffman Brooks September 4, 1963 – September 7, 2021 Cheryl Ann Hoffman Brooks, 58 of Wilson passed away Tuesday. A memorial service will be held at 5 p.m. Saturday, September 18, 2021 at Joyner’s Funeral Home, 4100 Raleigh Road P

Oland Franklin Barnes

September 5, 2021

Oland Franklin Barnes June 8, 1937 – September 5, 2021 Oland Franklin Barnes, 84 of Sims passed away Sunday. A graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday afternoon in Bailey Town Cemetery, Bailey. The Rev. Wayne Whitley will offici

Bobby Ray Combs

September 5, 2021

Bobby Ray Combs August 24, 1953 – September 5, 2021 Bobby Ray Combs, 68 of Elm City passed away Sunday. A graveside service will be held 11 a.m. Monday, September 20, 2021 in Evergreen Memorial Park. Rev. Rusty Russell will officiate. Bobb

Susan Faison Boykin

September 3, 2021

Susan Faison Boykin February 8, 1949 – September 3, 2021 Susan Faison Boykin, 72 of Bailey passed away Friday. Her memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, September 13, 20201 at Joyner’s Funeral Home, 4100 Raleigh Road Parkway, Wilso

Larry William Bly

September 2, 2021

Larry William Bly August 3, 1942 – September 2, 2021 Larry William Bly, 79 of Wilson passed away on Thursday, September 2, 2021. The family will receive friends Friday afternoon, September 10, 2021, from 4 – 6 p.m. at Joyner’s Funeral Home

Ruth Elizabeth Bissette Frazier

September 2, 2021

Ruth Elizabeth Bissette Frazier Ruth Elizabeth “Beth” Bissette Frazier went home to her Lord and Savior on September 2, 2021. She told her grandfather when she was six years old that she joined the Bailey United Methodist Church because “I

Derek Bonshor

August 30, 2021

Derek Bonshor June 19, 1939 – August 30, 2021 Derek Bonshor, 82 of Wilson passed away Monday. A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday in Barnes Family Cemetery, Wiggins Mill Road, Wilson. The Rev. Wayne Whitley will officiate. De

Shirley Ruffin Ricks

August 29, 2021

Shirley Ruffin Ricks February 10, 1948 – August 29, 2021 Shirley Ruffin Ricks, 73 of Scotland Neck passed away Sunday. Her funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Tabernacle Baptist Church, Wilson. Interment will follow in Maplewoo

Jeffrey Howard Edwards

August 28, 2021

Jeffrey Howard Edwards February 19, 1959 – August 28, 2021 Jeffrey Howard Edwards, 62 of Kenly passed away Saturday. Jeffrey is survived by his mother, Jean Ricks Whitfield; brother, Jason Edwards and wife, Christy and their children, Tann

George Harry Swain

August 28, 2021

George Harry Swain March 29, 1923 – August 28, 2021 George Harry Swain, “Harry,” passed away on August 28, 2021 at age 98 in Wilson. Harry was born on March 28, 1923, the eighth child of ten born to Robert Arnette and Mary Moore Swain, in A

Victoria C. Bruhn

August 27, 2021

Victoria C. Bruhn October 25, 1959 – August 27, 2021 On August 27, 2021, surrounded by her friends and family, Victoria C. Bruhn “Bruhnie” joined her mother, Sandy in paradise. Vicki was sixty-one years old. Victoria was born October 25

Deborah Lynne Atkinson Clayton

August 25, 2021

Deborah Lynne Atkinson Clayton June 1, 1961 – August 25, 2021 Deborah Lynne Atkinson Clayton, 60 of Lucama passed away Wednesday. A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday in Evergreen Memorial Park, Wilson. Rev. Kelley Smart will off

Merry Ann Bridgers Harrell

August 25, 2021

Merry Ann Bridgers Harrell December 25, 1959 – August 25, 2021 Merry Ann Bridgers Harrell, 63 of Wilson passed away Wednesday. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday afternoon with the family receiving friends following the service

Howard Raymond Godwin

August 22, 2021

Howard Raymond Godwin May 9, 1929 – August 22, 2021 Howard Raymond Godwin, 92 of Wilson passed away Sunday. A private graveside service will be held for the family. Rev. Walter Blackmon will officiate. An informal viewing will be offered t

Michael Anthony Nash

August 22, 2021

Michael Anthony Nash October 23, 1960 – August 22, 2021 Michael Anthony Nash, 60 of Wilson passed away Sunday. Funeral service will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday at Joyner’s Funeral Home, 4100 Raleigh Road Parkway, Wilson. The family will rece

Thomas Vick Taylor

August 21, 2021

Thomas Vick Taylor November 1, 1927 – August 21. 2021 Thomas “Tommy” Vick Taylor, 93 of Wilson passed away Saturday. Funeral services will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Joyner’s Funeral Home, Wilson. The funeral will be livestreamed on Jo

Yvette Grace Dehe´tre Ward

August 21, 2021

Yvette Grace Dehe´tre Ward May 2, 1937 – August 21, 2021 Yvette Grace Dehe´tre Ward, 84 of Wilson passed away Saturday. A service will be held at a later date. Yvette is survived by her husband, Robert Edward Ward, Sr.; daughter, Carol An

Preston Wornell Gregory

August 21, 2021

Preston Wornell Gregory December 7, 1936 - August 24, 2021 Preston Wornell Gregory, 84, of Wilson passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family. Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Thursday at Joyner’s Funeral Home, Wils

Billy Hugh Boykin

August 19, 2021

Billy Hugh Boykin July 8, 1939 – August 19, 2021 Billy Hugh Boykin, 82 of Raleigh passed away Thursday after a long illness from Prostate Cancer. A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Bailey Town Cemetery, Bailey. Rev. Wayne

Michael Francis West

August 19, 2021

Michael Francis West May 24, 1949 – August 19, 2021 After devoting fifty-four years to the love of his life, his high school sweetheart Susan; pouring his heart into five decades of fatherhood with dad jokes and antics aplenty; cherishing every

Ann Whitley Pollock

August 18, 2021

Joyce Ann Whitley Pollock October 8, 1941 – August 18, 2021 Joyce Ann Whitley Pollock, 79 of Wilson passed away Wednesday. A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday morning in Maplewood Cemetery, Wilson. The Rev. Jerry Barbee will