Obituaries

Cyrus Franklin Parker, Jr.

January 6, 2020

Cyrus Franklin Parker, Jr. January 5, 1972 – January 6, 2020 Cyrus Franklin Parker, Jr., 48, was born January 5, 1972 and he entered eternal life on January 6, 2020. He was born in Jacksonville, North Carolina, the third of five children to C

Reba Leora Watson Gardner

January 5, 2020

Reba Leora Watson Gardner December 30, 1928 – January 5, 2020 Reba Leora Watson Gardner, 91 of Wilson passed away Sunday. A graveside service will be held at 11:30 Tuesday in Evergreen Memorial Park, Wilson. The Rev. Doug Radford will officia

Martha Frances Lucas

January 4, 2020

Martha Frances Lucas September 16, 1926 – January 4, 2020 Martha Frances Lucas, 93, of Wilson passed away Saturday. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Contentnea Church Cemetery, 5029 W NC Hwy 42, Wilson. Frances was pre

Faye Love Mumford

January 4, 2020

Faye Love Mumford February 9, 1940 – January 4, 2020 Faye Love Mumford, 79, of Lucama passed away peacefully on Saturday, surrounded by her family. Her funeral services will be conducted on Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Spring Hill Presbyterian Chur

Jeffrey Eugene Hutchinson

January 4, 2020

Jeffrey Eugene Hutchinson May 19, 1964 – January 4, 2020 Jeffrey “Jeff” Eugene Hutchinson, 55 of Wilson passed away Saturday. Jeff served his country with honor and pride with the US Marines. He had a passion for his work that included

Derward Copeland Parker

January 3, 2020

Derward Copeland Parker February 12, 1942 – January 3, 2020 Chief Warrant Officer (4,), Derward Copeland "Buddy" Parker Sr. passed peacefully at his home surrounded by his family on Friday, January 3, 2020. His memorial service will be held at

Pervise Bryant

January 2, 2020

Pervise Bryant January 16, 1928 – January 2, 2020 Pervise Bryant, 91 of Wilson passed away Thursday. His graveside service will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday in Maplewood Cemetery, Wilson. The Rev. Willis Pearson will officiate. Pervise is su

James Bud Brantley

January 2, 2020

James Bud Brantley January 21, 1930 – January 2, 2020 James Bud Brantley, 89 of Bailey passed away Thursday. Entombment will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday in Bailey Town Cemetery, Bailey. Rev. Gene Whitehouse will officiate. James is survived b

Gerald Lee Edwards

January 2, 2020

Gerald Lee Edwards April 23, 1946 – January 2, 2020 Gerald Lee Edwards, 73 of Wilson passed away Thursday. His funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at Joyner’s Funeral Home, Wilson. Graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. M

Larry Wayne Dorough

January 2, 2020

Larry Wayne Dorough June 12, 1952 – January 2, 2020 Larry Wayne Dorough, 67 of Sims passed away Thursday. The family will receive friends Sunday afternoon from 4 – 6 p.m. at Joyner’s Funeral Home, 4100 Raleigh Road Parkway, Wilson. Larr

Nathan Jean Martinez

January 1, 2020

Nathan Jean Martinez December 30, 2019 – January 1, 2020 Infant, Nathan Jean Martinez of Wilson passed away Wednesday. A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday in Maplewood Cemetery, Wilson. Nathan is survived by his parents, Jos

Margaret Eloise Brantley Bissette

December 31, 2019

Margaret Eloise Brantley Bissette December 25, 1928 – December 31, 2019 Margaret Eloise Brantley Bissette, 91 of Bailey passed away Tuesday. Her funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday at Joyner’s Funeral Home, Wilson. Interme

Lois Faye Stancil Barfield

December 30, 2019

Lois Faye Stancil Barfield April 21, 1944 – December 30, 2019 Lois Faye “Sissy” Stancil Barfield, 75 of Lucama passed away Monday at home surrounded by her family. Her funeral services will be conducted at 7 p.m. Wednesday, January 1, 2020

Hilda Flye Holster

December 28, 2019

Hilda Flye Holster November 6, 1921 – December 28, 2019 Hilda Flye Holster, 98, passed away peacefully Saturday morning of December 28, 2019, at Wilson Pines Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Wilson. Hilda was born in Edgecombe County on Nov

Annie Ruth Joyner Woodard

December 27, 2019

Annie Ruth Joyner Woodard October 11, 1934 – December 27, 2019 Annie Ruth Joyner Woodard, 85 of Bailey passed away Friday. Her funeral services will be conducted at 6 p.m. Monday at Joyner’s Funeral Home, Wilson. Graveside service will be h

Joann Sams Whitson

December 26, 2019

Joann Sams Whitson May 10, 1947 – December 26, 2019 Joann Sams Whitson, 72 of Elm City passed away Thursday. A graveside service will be held at 2:30 Sunday in Maplewood Cemetery, 400 College Road, Wilson. The Rev. Sonny Griswald will officia

Charles Daniel Draper, II

December 26, 2019

Charles Daniel Draper, II September 10, 1987 – December 26, 2019 Charles Daniel Draper, II, 32 of Elm City passed away Thursday, December 26, 2019. His funeral services will be conducted at 6 p.m. Thursday at Joyner’s Funeral Home, Wilson.

Donald Ray Blackmon

December 25, 2019

Donald Ray Blackmon January 17, 1958 – December 25, 2019 Donald Ray Blackmon, 61 of Lucama passed away Wednesday at his home surrounded by his loving family. His funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Sunday at Joyner’s Funeral Home,

Carol Smith Hinnant

December 24, 2019

Carol Smith Hinnant June 4, 1957 – December 24, 2019 Carol Smith Hinnant, 62 of Kenly passed away Tuesday. Her funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday afternoon at Joyner’s Funeral Home, Wilson. Interment will follow in Buckho

Lucy Olivia Brantley

December 23, 2019

Lucy Olivia Brantley May 25, 1926 – December 23, 2019 Lucy Olivia Brantley, 93 of Bailey passed away Monday. Graveside service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, December 24, 2019 in Bailey Town Cemetery, Bailey. Condolences may be direct

Rachel Warwick Edwards

December 23, 2019

Rachel Warwick Edwards November 19, 1948 – December 23, 2019 Rachel Warwick Edwards, 71 of Bailey passed away Monday. Her funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at New Hope Missionary Baptist Church, 5142 N 58, Wilson. Interment will

Eva Dickens Barry

December 22, 2019

Eva Dickens Barry September 3, 1927 – December 22, 2019 Eva Dickens Barry, 92 of Wilson, formerly of Marietta, Georgia passed away Sunday. Her funeral services will be held in Melwood Cemetery in Stone Mountain, Georgia at a later time. Eva

Ruby Lamm Barnes

December 22, 2019

Ruby Lamm Barnes January 4, 1923 – December 22, 2019 Ruby went to her heavenly home peacefully on Sunday, December 22, 2019 at the Kitty Askins Hospice Center in Goldsboro. Her memorial service will be held at the Elm City Methodist Church, 10

Lela Lynn Barnes

December 21, 2019

Lela Lynn Barnes July 13, 1984 – December 21, 2019 Lela Lynn Barnes, 35 of Wilson passed away Saturday, December 21, 2019. A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday from 12 – 2 p.m. at St. John A.M.E. Zion Church, 119 Pender Street E, Wi

Mozelle Bailey Hawley

December 19, 2019

Mozelle Bailey Hawley October 2, 1932 – December 19, 2019 Mozelle Bailey Hawley, 87 of Wilson passed away Thursday. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in Godwin, Hawley, Lentz Family Cemetery, 200 Zelma Road, Kenly. The Rev.