Obituaries

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

Elton Rodgers Gupton

July 7, 2020

Elton Rodgers Gupton April 30, 1937 – July 7, 2020 Elton Rodgers Gupton, 83 of Wilson passed away Tuesday, July 7, 2020 at the Brian Center Health and Rehabilitation in Wilson. He was born April 30, 1937 in Warrenton to the late Elton Earl and

Dennis Earl Barnes

July 6, 2020

Dennis Earl Barnes June 12, 1956 – July 6, 2020 Dennis Earl Barnes, 64 of Wilson passed away Monday, July 6, 2020. A celebration of his life will be held at a later date. Dennis is survived by his parents, G.B. and Jean Barnes; sisters, Pam

Larry Carl Bass

July 6, 2020

Larry Carl Bass January 18, 1949 – July 6, 2020 Larry Carl Bass, 71 of Wilson passed away Monday, July 6, 2020. A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday in Ferrell Family Cemetery, Lucama. The Rev. Gene Thompson will officiate. Th

Jeanette Taylor Jones

July 5, 2020

Jeanette Taylor Jones October 17, 1933 – July 5, 2020 Jeanette Taylor Jones, 86, died peacefully Sunday afternoon. The family will have a private graveside service that will be conducted by the Rev. George Loveland. Those wishing to give their

Leslie Taylor Keen

July 5, 2020

Leslie Taylor Keen December 14, 1951 – July 5, 2020 Leslie Taylor Keen, 68 of Wilson passed away Sunday, July 5, 2020. A celebration of life will be held Thursday evening at 6 p.m. at Cedar Grove Baptist Church, 5260 Old Raleigh Road, Wilson,

Cecil Ray McLamb

July 5, 2020

Cecil Ray McLamb March 12, 1940 – July 5, 2020 Cecil Ray McLamb, 80, of Wilson, went peacefully home to the Lord, Sunday morning, July 5th, 2020 at Wilson Medical Center. Cecil was born March 12, 1940 in Four Oaks, North Carolina and was a

Dr. David Loren Thompson

July 4, 2020

David Loren Thompson May 17, 1940 – July 4, 2020 Dr. David Loren Thompson, 80 of Elm City, formerly of Wilmore, Kentucky, passed away Saturday, July 4, 2020 at his home. The family will receive friends Thursday afternoon from 5 – 7 p.m. at J

James Edward Bradford

July 4, 2020

James Edward Bradford March 4, 1947 – July 4, 2020 James “Pete” Edward Bradford, 73 of Wilson passed away Saturday. The family will receive friends Friday evening from 6 – 8 p.m. at Joyner’s Funeral Home, 4100 Raleigh Road Parkway, Wil