Obituaries

Hilda Smith Sessoms

October 28, 2020

Hilda Smith Sessoms December 18, 1935 – October 28, 2020 Hilda Smith Sessoms, 84 of Wilson passed away Wednesday, October 28, 2020. A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, November 3, 2020 in Evergreen Memorial Park, Wilson. Rev.

Robin Lee S Smith

October 28, 2020

Robin Lee Smith April 12, 1963 – October 28, 2020 Robin Lee Smith, 57 of Wilson passed Wednesday. A graveside service will be held Monday at 2 p.m. in Maplewood Cemetery, Wilson. The Rev. Michael Barbour will officiate. The family will rec

Jennifer Price Farmer Preston

October 25, 2020

Jennifer Price Farmer Preston April 27, 1975 – October 25, 2020 Jennifer Price Farmer Preston, 45 of Wilson passed away Sunday, October 25, 2020. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, November 4, 2020 at Joyner’s Funeral Home,

Rev. Ralph Lee Williams

October 24, 2020

Rev. Ralph Lee Williams July 23, 1945 – October 24, 2020 Rev. Ralph Lee Williams, 75 of Bailey passed away Saturday. His funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Bailey Methodist Church, 12437 Green Street, Bailey. Interment will f

Donna Wood Barham

October 23, 2020

Donna Wood Barham March 17, 1953 – October 23, 2020 With profound sadness, we announce the passing of Donna Wood Barham. Friday, October 23, 2020, she passed away peacefully at her home in Middlesex after a short battle with cancer. She was bor

Dale Parrish

October 21, 2020

Dale Parrish November 28, 1950 – October 21, 2020 Dale Parrish, 69 of Wilson passed away October 21, 2020 in Wilson with Pulmonary Fibrosis. The family will receive friends Friday evening from 6 – 9 p.m. at Joyner’s Funeral Home, 4100 Ralei

Robert Lee Tucker

October 20, 2020

Robert Lee Tucker September 20, 1947 – October 20, 2020 Robert Lee Tucker, 73 of Rocky Mount passed away Tuesday. His funeral will be conducted Saturday at 2 p.m. at Joyner’s Funeral Home, Wilson. Interment will follow in Tucker Family Ceme

Coleman Bryant Childress, Jr.

October 20, 2020

Coleman Bryant Childress, Jr. August 22, 1934 – October 20, 2020 Coleman “CB” Bryant Childress, Jr., 86 of Elm City passed away Tuesday, October 20, 2020. A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, October 25, 2020 in Evergreen Mem

Mary Austin Nottingham

October 20, 2020

Mary Austin Nottingham October 7, 1928 – October 20, 2020 Mary Austin Nottingham of Wilson passed away Tuesday, October 20, 2020. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Mary Austin Nottingham was born in Ronceverte, West Virginia.

Billy Ray Raper

October 19, 2020

Billy Ray Raper September 13, 1941 – October 19, 2020 Billy Ray Raper of Wilson passed away Monday, October 19, 2020. Due to Covid, there will not be a funeral service. The family will receive friends at the home. Billy was the son of the

Charles Arthur Depew

October 18, 2020

Charles Arthur Depew May 1, 1933 – October 18, 2020 Charles Arthur Depew, 87 of Wilson passed away Sunday, October 18, 2020. A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday evening at Connect Church, 4865 Nash Street N, Wilson. Rev. Michael

James Edward "Pete" Hardison

October 16, 2020

James Edward (Pete) Hardison August 1, 1928 – October 16, 2020 James Edward (Pete) Hardison, 92 of Stantonsburg passed away Friday, October 16, 2020. His graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Monday in the Evergreen Memorial Park Cemeter

Mary Jo Mish Osborn

October 14, 2020

Mary Jo Mish Osborn June 30, 1946 – October 14, 2020 Mary Jo Mish Osborn, 74, of Wilson passed away Wednesday, October 14, 2020. Her memorial service will be held at a later date. Mary is survived by her loving husband of fifty-five years,

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