Obituaries

Alice Sanders Ellis

October 14, 2020

Alice Sanders Ellis July 5, 1963 – October 14, 2020 Alice Sanders Ellis passed away Wednesday, October 14, 2020 in Wilson. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, October 18, 2020 at First Presbyterian Church, 414 Sunset Road, Wilson

Gene Autry Nichols

October 14, 2020

Gene Autry Nichols October 20, 1937 – October 14, 2020 Gene Autry Nichols, 82 of Wilson passed away Wednesday, October 14, 2020. His graveside service will be held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday in the Holly Springs Church Cemetery, 80 Beulahtown Road,

Violet Price Neal

October 13, 2020

Violet Price Neal July 30, 1941 – October 13, 2020 Violet Price Neal, 79 of Lucama passed away Tuesday. A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday in Buckhorn Cemetery, 8102 Hwy 42 N, Kenly. The Rev. Carol Dean and Rev. Bill Groce wi

Patricia Ann Horne Smith

October 11, 2020

Patricia Ann Horne Smith March 9, 1942 – October 11, 2020 On Sunday, October 11, 2020, Patricia Ann Horne Smith, loving wife, mother of three and grandmother of five, passed away peacefully at the age of 78. Patricia will be remembered for

William Merritt Lacy, Jr.

October 9, 2020

William Merritt Lacy, Jr. December 15, 1951 – October 9, 2020 William “Bill” Merritt Lacy, Jr. 68 of Bailey passed away Friday. Bill is survived by his wife, Renee Calder Lacy of the home and his sons, William “Billy” Merritt Lacy, I

Ian Thomas Price

October 9, 2020

Ian Thomas Price February 12, 2005 – October 9, 2020 Ian Thomas Price, 15 of Middlesex passed away Friday, October 9, 2020. His funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Tabernacle Baptist Church, 1815 Airport Boulevard NW, Wilson. Inte

Dorothy Boyette Joyner

October 8, 2020

Dorothy Boyette Joyner May 18, 1928 – October 8, 2020 Dorothy Boyette Joyner, 92, of Wilson, North Carolina passed away on October 8, 2020 in her hometown. She was born on May 18, 1928 to Bessie Farmer and John Thomas Boyette. She attended loca

Margaret Bissette Viverette

October 7, 2020

Margaret Bissette Viverette, 92, went to be with the Lord October 7, 2020. Margaret was a member of Grace Baptist Church for over 50 years. She was a faithful servant throughout the church, specifically in her Sunday School Class as secretary/tre

Charlene Tyndall Barnes Owens

October 6, 2020

Charlene Tyndall Barnes Owens July 15, 1936 – October 6, 2020 Charlene Tyndall Barnes Owens, 84 of Elm City, the daughter of the late Lafayette and Theris Boyson Tyndall passed away Tuesday. Her funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday a

Walter Edward Watson

October 6, 2020

Walter Edward Watson May 23, 1939 – October 6, 2020 Walter Edward Watson, 81 of Wilson passed away Tuesday, October 6, 2020. A memorial service will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, October 11, 2020 at Westmoreland PH Church, 3102 Tilghman Road,

Doris Joyner Phinizy

October 6, 2020

Doris Joyner Phinizy December 15, 1933 – October 6, 2020 Doris Joyner Phinizy, 86 of Elm City, passed away Tuesday at home with her family. She is the daughter of the late Clifton and Mildred Anna Joyner and preceded in death by her brothers,

Sandra Pridgen Williford

October 4, 2020

Sandra Pridgen Williford February 15, 1961 – October 4, 2020 Sandra Pridgen Williford, 59 of Elm City passed away Sunday. Her memorial service will be held Thursday evening at 6 p.m. at Joyner’s Funeral Home, 4100 Raleigh Road Parkway, Wilso

Toney Glenn Walston

October 2, 2020

Toney Glenn Walston September 2, 1949 – October 2, 2020 Toney Glenn Walston, 71 of Kenly passed away Friday. His memorial service will be held at 6:30 p.m. Monday at Piney Grove OFW Baptist Church, 2201 Piney Grove Church Road, Kenly. The fam

Howard Leslie Klino

September 29, 2020

Howard Leslie Klino November 4, 1938 – September 29, 2020 Howard Leslie Klino, 81 of Wilson passed away Tuesday, September 29, 2020. Condolences directed to Joyner’s Funeral Home and Crematory at www.joyners.net.

Dorothy Peele Bunch

September 28, 2020

  Dorothy Peele Bunch June 30, 1932 – September 28, 2020 Dorothy Peele Bunch, 88 of Elm City, passed away Monday.  A visitation will be held Tuesday, September 29, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Joyner’s Funeral Home, 4100 Raleigh Road Parkwa

Okey Thorne

September 28, 2020

Okey Thorne February 2, 1950 –September 28, 2020 Okey Thorne, 70 of Bailey passed away Monday. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Joyner’s Funeral Home, 4100 Raleigh Road Parkway, Wilson. Okey is survived by his daughters

Natalie Carr Matthews

September 27, 2020

Natalie Carr Matthews August 16, 1928 – September 27, 2020 Natalie Carr Matthews, 92, passed away Sunday, September 27, 2020. She is survived by her daughter, Sue Harrell, and husband, Thomas, of Middlesex; sons, Thomas Matthews, IV, and wife,

Walter Bryan Lamm

September 22, 2020

Walter Bryan Lamm September 24, 1930 – September 22, 2020 Walter Bryan Lamm, 89 of Wilson passed away Tuesday, September 22, 2020. The family will receive friends Saturday afternoon from 1 – 1:45 p.m. with his funeral services following at 2

James Robert Lowe

September 21, 2020

James Robert Lowe March 22, 1962 – September 21, 2020 James Robert Lowe, 58, of Raleigh passed away peacefully at his home on Monday, September 21, 2020. Born and raised in Wilson, he was the middle child of Pearla Ann and Vincent Lowe, Jr. J

Robert Lloyd Thaxton

September 20, 2020

Robert Lloyd Thaxton April 2, 1934 – September 20, 2020 Robert Lloyd “Bob” Thaxton, 86 of Wilson passed away Sunday. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Warren Dale Cemetery in Norlina. The Rev. Tuck Taylor and Rev. W

Robert Bryant Lafater

September 20, 2020

Robert Bryant Lafater July 4, 1942 – September 20, 2020 Robert Bryant Lafater, 78 of Zebulon passed away Sunday. The family will receive friends Thursday afternoon from 1 – 1:45 p.m. with his memorial service immediately following at 2 p.m.

Jon Mark Blizzard

September 19, 2020

Jon Mark Blizzard August 27, 1970 – September 19, 2020 Jon Mark Blizzard, 50 of Wilson passed away Saturday. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Joyner’s Funeral Home, 4100 Raleigh Road Parkway with the family receiving fr

Sheryl Louise Neff

September 18, 2020

Sheryl Louise Neff August 26, 1956 – September 18, 2020 Sheryl Louise Neff, 64 of Wilson formerly of Lima, Ohio went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Friday, September 18, 2020. Her funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at Joyne

David Anthony Howard

September 18, 2020

David Anthony Howard December 13, 1956 – September 18, 2020 David Anthony Howard, 63 of Middlesex passed away Friday. A graveside service will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. in Hollywood Cemetery, Middlesex. The Rev. Wayne Whitley will officiate.

William Earl Baker

September 17, 2020

William Earl Baker February 16, 1931 – September 17, 2020 William “Bill” Earl Baker, 89 of Wilson passed away Thursday, September 17, 2020. His funeral services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at Joyner’s Funeral Home, Wilson. Interment w