Obituaries

Joseph Royal Newton

July 23, 2021

Joseph Royal Newton November 3, 1927 – July 23, 2021 Joseph Royal Newton, 93, of Wilson, passed away on Friday, July 23, 2021. He was born in Wilson to the late Roy Lee Newton and Nannie Mae Newton. He is predeceased by his loving wife, Peggy

Steve Wells

July 23, 2021

Steve Wells June 9, 1951 – July 23, 2021 Steve Wells, 70 of Lucama passed away Friday. A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday in Bailey Cemetery, Bailey. The Rev. Wayne Whitley will officiate. The family will receive friends Th

Nellie Ruth Westbrook Best

July 20, 2021

Nellie Ruth Westbrook Best June 4, 1939 – July 17, 2021 Nellie Ruth Westbrook Best, 82 of Wilson passed away peacefully on Saturday, July 17, 2021 at Helping Hands Family Center, Goldsboro. The family will receive friends from 4 – 6 p.m. Tu

James Dempsey Barnes

July 16, 2021

James Dempsey Barnes February 4, 1941 – July 16, 2021 James “Tommy” Dempsey Barnes, 80 of Wilson passed away Friday, July 16, 2021. A Celebration of Life will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, July 24, 2021 at Joyner’s Funeral Home, 4100 Ralei

Freddie Johnson Vinson

July 15, 2021

Freddie Johnson Vinson September 1, 1924 – July 15, 2021 Ms. Freddie, as all her many friends and family loved to call her had an infectious laugh, beautiful smile and a wonderful sense of humor has gone to be with her Lord and Savior. She had

Larry Clifton Dorsett

July 14, 2021

Larry Clifton Dorsett March 15, 1939 – July 14, 2021 Larry Clifton Dorsett was born March 15, 1939 in Lexington, North Carolina. He passed away Wednesday, July 14, 2021, after a lengthy illness peacefully at his home. He attended Wake Fores

Mary Edith Hatch

July 12, 2021

Mary Edith Hatch August 12, 1929- July 12, 2021 Mary Edith Hatch, 91 of Wilson stepped through the pearly gates into the arms of her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ at 1:30 a.m. on Monday July 12, 2021. It was her long desire and highly anticipat

Nancy Lee Fernandez

July 10, 2021

Nancy Lee Fernandez April 2, 1936 – July 10, 2021 Nancy Lee Fernandez passed away unexpectedly in her sleep on Saturday, July 10, 2021. She was found holding a picture of her and her husband who preceded her in death (September 17, 1934 - Octo

Larry Wayne Poole

July 10, 2021

Larry Wayne Poole November 14, 1950 – July 10, 2021 Larry Wayne Poole, 70 of Elm City passed away peacefully on Saturday, July 10, 2021. Larry proudly served in the U.S. Army and was a combat engineer in Vietnam. He also had a great interes

John Allen Baker

July 10, 2021

John Allen Baker April 30, 1990 – July 10, 2021 John Allen Baker, 31 of Elm City passed away Saturday, July 10, 2021. A celebration of Life will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday with the family receiving friends immediately following the service at

Caron Ann Bethune Autry

July 8, 2021

Caron Ann Bethune Autry March 6, 1943 – July 8, 2021 Caron Ann Bethune Autry, 78 of Wilson passed away Thursday. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at Joyner’s Funeral Home, Wilson. Interment will follow in Evergreen Memorial Pa

Becky Ann Woodard Chaney

July 6, 2021

Becky Ann Woodard Chaney July 5, 1963 - July 6, 2021 Becky Ann Woodard, 57 of Hobgood passed away Tuesday. Becky is survived by her husband, Gerald Chaney; daughter, Brittany Price; son, Billy Robinson, Jr.; granddaughters, Natalie Nicole R

G.B. Barnes

July 6, 2021

G.B. Barnes November 16, 1933 – July 6, 2021 G.B. Barnes, 87 of Wilson passed away Tuesday. The family will receive friends Saturday afternoon from 2 – 3:30 p.m. at Joyner’s Funeral Home, 4100 Raleigh Road Parkway, Wilson. G.B. is survi

Dianne Pridgen

July 5, 2021

Dianne Pridgen October 30, 1949 – July 5, 2021 Dianne Pridgen, 71 of Sims passed away Monday. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Joyner’s Funeral Home, 4100 Raleigh Road Parkway, Wilson, with the family receiving friends pr

Thomas Wiseman

July 4, 2021

Thomas Wiseman January 25, 1946 – July 4, 2021 Tom went to be with his Heavenly Father on July 4, 2021. He was born on January 25, 1946, in Rainelle, West Virginia. Tom was adopted at birth and was loved so much by his adopted family. His p

Rae Harrison Dew Stephenson

July 4, 2021

Rae Harrison Dew Stephenson August 5, 1928 – July 4, 2021 Rae Harrison Dew Stephenson, 92 of Wilson passed away Sunday. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at First Presbyterian Church, 414 Sunset Road NW, Wilson. The Rev. Tom W

Ola Jane Ramsey Hardison

July 2, 2021

Ola Jane Ramsey Hardison April 12, 1933 – July 2, 2021 Ola Jane Ramsey Hardison, 88 of Stantonsburg passed away Friday. Inurnment will be held at 10 a.m. Friday in Evergreen Memorial Park, Wilson. Ola is survived by her daughter, Margret Bu

Phillip Earl Harrell

July 1, 2021

Phillip Earl Harrell April 7, 1957 – July 1, 2021 Phillip Earl Harrell, 64 of Atlanta, Georgia, formerly of Wilson passed away Thursday. A service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in Evergreen Memorial Park, Wilson. Pastor Carol Dean will off

Vivian Creech Finch

June 29, 2021

Vivian Alene Creech Finch December 3, 1925 – June 29, 2021 Vivian Alene Creech Finch, a native of the Sanders Chapel community in Johnston County, North Carolina, passed away peacefully on June 29, 2021 at the age of 95 in her residence at Park

Aquilino Fagaragan Lazo

June 26, 2021

Aquilino Fagaragan Lazo October 20, 1941 – June 26, 2021 Aquilino Fagaragan Lazo, 79 of Wilson passed away Saturday. Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 1, 2021 at St. Therese Catholic Church, 700 Nash Street N, Wilson. The family

Stacy Scott Braswell

June 24, 2021

Stacy Scott Braswell February 2, 1976 – June 24, 2021 Stacy Scott Braswell, 45 of Middlesex passed away Thursday. The family will receive friends Monday evening from 6 – 8 p.m. at Joyner’s Funeral Home, 4100 Raleigh Road Parkway, Wilson.

Annette Fuller Flowers

June 24, 2021

Annette Fuller Flowers June 4, 1939 – June 24, 2021 Annette Fuller Flowers of Lucama completed her life’s journey June 24, 2021. Born June 4, 1939, in Goldmine Township, Wood, Annette was delivered at home by a country doctor. She was the d

Nola Marie Narron Goff

June 22, 2021

Nola Marie Narron Goff May 31, 1935 – June 22, 2021 Nola Marie Narron Goff, 86 of Wilson passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Joyner’s Funeral Home, Wilson. Her ne

Minerva Morales Trevino

June 21, 2021

Minerva Morales Trevino March 7, 1927 – June 21, 2021 Minerva Morales Trevino, 94 of Wilson passed away Monday. Minerva is survived by her daughters, Rachael Lopez and husband, Lupe, Sara Rounder and husband, Jim, Toni Langley and husband, R

Geraldine Wells Bray

June 19, 2021

Geraldine Wells Bray July 19, 1951 – June 19, 2021 Geraldine Wells Bray, 69 of Sims passed away Saturday. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Rock Hill Cemetery, Wilson. The Rev. Tony Hawley will officiate. The family