Thursday, October 21, 2021

Howard Douglas Winstead, 84, of Rocky Mount, passed away Saturday. Funeral services will be conducted 2:00 p.m. Thursday, October 21, 2021, at Thomas-Yelverton Funeral Home, Wilson, NC. Interment will follow in Maplewood Cemetery, Wilson, NC. The family will receive friends Thursday, from 12…

John Henry Price, Jr., 88, passed away peacefully on October 18, 2021. A graveside service will be held Saturday, October 23, 2021 at 2:00P.M. with military honors at Edgecombe Memorial Park. Mr. Price, a native of Tarboro, NC, was the son of John Henry Price and Martha Brown Price. He met a…

Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Funeral services for Martha Lynch Evans, age 99, who died on Saturday, October 16, 2021, will be held on Thursday, October 21, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. from the Richardson Funeral Home Chapel in Louisburg with Rev. Linda Taybron officiating. Burial will follow in the Pleasant Grove Church Cemetery …

Jesse Thomas "Tommy" Cobb, Jr., age 84, passed away on Saturday, October 16, 2021. Born in Halifax County, NC on April 6, 1937, he was the son of the late Jesse Thomas Cobb, Sr. and Thelma Elizabeth Lowe Cobb. He was also preceded in death by his brothers, Robert Lowe Cobb and Jesse Earnhard…

Russell Lee Griffin, age 93, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Thursday, October 16, 2021. Born in Nash County, NC on August 4, 1928, he was the son of the late Jesse Martin Griffin and Mattie Forrest Griffin. He was also preceded in death by his sisters, Gertrude Wells, Louise Har…

Saturday, October 16, 2021

Smith, Anne Williams - 84, of Henrico, VA went to be with the Lord Wednesday, October 6, 2021, after a courageous battle with Alzheimer’s. She was preceded in death by her mother, Doris Louise Eason; her father, John Wilmer Williams; and a nephew Buck Williams. Anne is survived by her daught…

John L Farmer, age 90, of Rocky Mount, NC, transitioned from his home to his heavenly home on Wednesday, October 13, 2021. A celebration of John’s Life will be held on Monday, October 18, 2021, at 1:00 p.m. at Mount Zion First Baptist Church, 320 West Thomas St., Rocky Mount, NC. 27802. A pu…

Rose Marie Weatherly, age 51, passed away on Wednesday, October 13, 2021. Born in Edgecombe County, NC on February 8, 1970, she is the daughter of Marvin Lee Moore and Lois Williams Moore. She is predeceased by her daughter, Heather Lee Drake. Rose is survived by her husband of 27 years, Jam…

Edwin Braxton Poythress, age 89, passed away on Thursday, October 14, 2021.Born in Vance County, NC on December 22, 1931, he was the son of the late Cyrus Thomas Poythress and Osceola Young Williams (Poythress) King. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Janet Abbott Poythress; his sist…

Friday, October 15, 2021

Shelton Glenn Joyner, 51, passed away October 12, 2021. He was born in Nash County, December 2, 1969. He was preceded in death by his father, Sammy G. Joyner. He is survived by his wife Darlene Moss Joyner; his mother, Susan Speight Joyner; sons Isaiah Joyner, Zechariah Joyner; daughters Mic…

Jessica Ellis Boyd of Nashville, NC passed away Wednesday October 13th 2021 at the age of 38.She was a beloved mother, daughter, and sister. She was preceded in death by her mother Pamela Ellis and Grandfathers known as Pa (Willie Ellis) and Poppie (Joseph Raynor). Jessica was born in Rocky …

Norma Pittman Parker, 98, of Charleston, SC, entered into eternal rest on October 11, 2021, surrounded by her family. Her memorial service will be held on Saturday, October 23, 2021, in the J. Henry Stuhr, Inc., West Ashley Chapel, 3360 Glenn McConnell Parkway at 2:00 p.m. Masks and social d…

Mr. Huras James “Sonny-Boy” Battle, Jr., 86, of Rocky Mount, North Carolina transitioned on October 10, 2021. He leaves to cherish his memories his children Marion Taylor, Rocky Mount, NC, Paula Young (Robert) Fayetteville, NC, Tyree Boddie, Norfolk, Virginia, Dwayne (Audrey) Hampton Va., An…

Emma Wilson Yates, age 88, passed away on Wednesday, October 13, 2021. Born in Rowan County, NC on February 3, 1933, she was the daughter of the late James Carl Wilson and Ruth Allison Wilson. She was also preceded in death by her devoted husband of 60 years, Arnold Lee Yates; her sister, Lo…

Cleveland “Earl” Joyner, 87, passed away Wednesday, October 13, 2021. He was born November 10, 1933 in Wayne County to the late John and Vara Sutton Joyner. Earl loved his family, black and white westerns, cooking a good pig, railroad work, a good BBQ joint, pickin’ cotton, and country music…

Thursday, October 14, 2021

Jeannette Lambertson Smith died Monday, October 11, after a lengthy illness. She was born in Rich Square, NC on August 9, 1929 to Wingate and Grace Lambertson. She was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years John (“Jimmy”) N. Smith, her parents, sister Grace S. Lambertson and brother Wi…

Cindy Gupton Roseberry, age 57 of Surfside Beach, SC, died Monday at her home. Cindy was preceded in death by her father, Walter “Bo” Gupton; her maternal grandparents Amos Pittman and Frances Sexton Pittman; paternal grandparents Stephen T. Gupton and Margaret “Jane” Gupton; her aunt, Joan …

Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Memorial service for Clara Marie Richardson, age 87, who died on May 19, 2020, will be held on Saturday, October 16, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. from the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Cemetery in Hollister with Pastor Linda Taybron officiating. She is survived by one daughter, Doris Hawkins (Ollie) of…

Saturday, October 09, 2021

Lynn B. Moorefield, age 78, passed away on Wednesday, September 15, 2021. Born in Washington, D.C. on June 17, 1943, she was the daughter of the late Gordon Bonnette and Dorothy Lerner Cross. She was also preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, Kenneth "Ken" E. Moorefield, Sr.; and her…

Dennis Hyde Joyner, 74, passed away Thursday, October 7, 2021. Dennis, born November 8, 1946, was a life-long resident of Nash County. He was the son of the late Bennie Weeks Joyner and Leola Hyde Joyner. He was also predeceased by his brother, Bobby Weeks Joyner and brother in law, Danny La…

Thursday, October 21, 2021

NASHVILLE - Andy Brad Hardy, 50, died on Monday October 18, 2021. Funeral Friday at 10 am, at Parkwood Baptist Church. Visitation 6-8:30 pm Thursday at Wheeler & Woodlief Funeral Home, Rocky Mount.

ROCKY MOUNT - Mamie Lee Braswell, 84, died on Friday October 15, 2021. Funeral Saturday at noon, at chapel of H.D. Pope Funeral Home. Visitation 5-7 pm Friday at the funeral home.

CHARLOTTE - Kyle Juan Ricks, 55, died on Monday, October 11, 2021. Funeral Saturday at 11 am, at Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church, Rocky Mount. Visitation one hour prior to service at the church. Arrangements by H.D.Pope Funeral Home.

NASHVILLE - Armand Josiah "Joey" Barnes, 59, died on Tuesday October 19, 2021. Funeral Friday at 6 pm, at Wheeler & Woodlief Funeral Home. Visitation 5-5:45 pm prior to service at the funeral home.

TARBORO - Devon Keyshawn Hargrove, 18, died on Sunday, October 10, 2021. Funeral Saturday at 1 pm, at North Edgecombe High School. Viewing Friday from 5:00-7:00PM at Hemby-Willoughby Mortuary. Masks required and social distancing observed.

TARBORO - Jermaine Anthony Harris, 32, died on Thursday, October 14, 2021. Funeral Saturday at 2 pm, at Hemby-Willoughby Mortuary Chapel. Viewing 12-2 pm Saturday at the funeral home. Masks required and social distancing observed.

Tuesday, October 19, 2021

ROCKY MOUNT, NC - Berrie Lee Smith, 90, died on Wednesday, October 13, 2021. Funeral Wednesday at noon, at Matthews Family Mortuary. Visitation one hour prior to service at the funeral home.

NASHVILLE - Melba Gaylor, 87, died on Sunday, October 17, 2021. Funeral Friday at 2 pm, at Union Hill Baptist Church. Visitation one hour prior to service at the church. Arrangements by Richardson Funeral Home.

NASHVILLE - Thelma Cameron, 101, died on Saturday, October 16, 2021. Funeral Friday at 11 am, at Bunn Chapel Baptist Church. Visitation one hour prior to service at the church. Arrangements by Richardson Funeral Home.

Friday, October 15, 2021

ENFIELD - Curtis Lee Marshburn, 67, died on Saturday, October 9, 2021. Celebration of Life Saturday at 11 am, at Chapel of S. Jones Funerals and Cremations. Visitation 5-7 pm Friday at the funeral home.

ROCKY MOUNT - Ralph Ward, 57, died on Sunday, October 10, 2021. Funeral Saturday at 2 pm, at Chapel of S. Jones Funerals and Cremations, Enfield. Visitation one hour prior to service at the funeral home .

Thursday, October 14, 2021

TARBORO - Alice Lee Bullock Taylor, 93, died on Saturday, October 9, 2021. Viewing Sunday, from 3:00 - 5:00 PM at Hemby-Willoughby Mortuary Chapel. Masks required and social distancing observed.

Wednesday, October 13, 2021

ROCKY MOUNT, NC - Beatrice Wilson Battle, 86, died on Wednesday, October 6, 2021. Funeral Thursday at 1 pm, at Rocky Mount Chapel of H.D. Pope Funeral Home. Visitation one hour prior to service at the funeral home.

NASHVILLE - Brian L. Cox, Jr., 28, died on Tuesday, October 5, 2021. Funeral Wednesday at 11 am, at Red Budd Holy Church, Rocky Mount. Visitation one hour prior to service at the funeral home.

Saturday, October 09, 2021

ROCKY MOUNT - Hosie Smith, Jr., 71, died on ed Monday, October 4, 2021. Funeral Wednesday at 11 am, at Hunter-Odom Funeral Service. Visitation 4-6 pm Tuesday at the funeral home.

NASHVILLE - Nick Artis Hardy, 87, died on Thursday, October 7, 2021. Funeral Tuesday at 1 pm, at Richardson Funeral Home. Viewing Monday evening 6-7 p.m. at the funeral home.

Friday, October 08, 2021

FAYETTEVILLE - Ernest Taylor, III, 36, died on Wednesday, September 29, 2021. Funeral Saturday at 3 pm, at Rocky Mount Chapel of H.D. Pope Funeral Home. Visitation 5-7 pm Friday at the funeral home.

ROCKY MOUNT - Garret L. Freeman, Sr., 59, died on Monday, October 4, 2021. Funeral Saturday at noon,at Northern Nash High School Gymnasium. Visitation one hour prior to service at the gymnasium. Arrangements by H.D. Pope Funeral Home.

ROCKY MOUNT - Cathy Mayo Pitts, 41, died on Monday, October 4, 2021. Graveside service Saturday at 1 pm, at Little Zion Church Cemetery, Halifax. Visitation 5-7 pm Friday at Chapel of S. Jones Funerals and Cremations, Enfield

WASHINGTON, DC - James Young Jr., 78, died on Tuesday, October 5, 2021. Celebration of Life Sunday at 1 pm, at Jerusalem Baptist Church, Whitakers. Visitation one hour prior to service at the church. Arrangements by S. Jones Funerals, Enfield.