Friday, April 09, 2021

Willie Lee "Chuck" Whitaker, age 58, passed away on Tuesday, April 6, 2021. Born in Edgecombe County, NC on August 23, 1962, he was the son of the late Berry and Mary Davis Whitaker. He was also preceded in death by his son, David Whitaker; his sister, Ella Bullock; and his sister-in-law, Sa…

Juan "Little Juan" Delacruz Alvarez, Jr., age 33, passed away on Monday, April 5, 2021. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Elmer "Tump" Gardner and Doris Gardner Compton and paternal grandparents, Daniel David "Tony" and Irma "Nina" Alvarez. He is survived by his parents,…

Annie Lee Horne, 96, of Elm City, passed away Tuesday, April 6, 2021 at her home. Services will be held at Evergreen Memorial Park, Wilson, Friday April 9, at 11:00 AM with visitation to immediately follow at the graveside. Annie Lee Horne was born August 27, 1924, in Nash County, North Caro…

Thursday, April 08, 2021

Sharon Jenniese “Sheryl” Bowens Boddie was born on February 25, 1957. She passed away peacefully surrounded by her loved ones on March 31, 2021 at LifeCare Hospital in Rocky Mount, NC. Sharon graduated from Rocky Mount Senior High School in 1975. After high school she attended St. Augustine …

John Haywood Evans, Jr., 80, of Rocky Mount passed away on Easter Sunday, April 4, 2021. He was born January 6, 1941 in Durham to the late Lois Stanley Evans and John Haywood Evans, Sr. The family moved to Rocky Mount when Haywood was 9 years old. He loved sports and was an outstanding pitch…

Wednesday, April 07, 2021

Doris Mavourneen (Cookie) Chacon passed away on February 14, 2021 of complications from a fall at her home in Wheeling, IL. Cookie was born on April 15, 1933 in Pinetops, North Carolina to Martha Whaley ( née Abrams) and Shirley Whaley. She described her childhood as extremely happy, explori…

On December 4, 1937, the family home of Nora Gertrude "Trudy" Brigman and James Edward "Skinny" Brigman lit up as they gave birth to their first baby, Betty Rose Brigman. Growing up in the family house, Betty Rose was surrounded by a rich heritage, including the godly life and Bible teaching…

Sunday, April 04, 2021

Douglas Dwight Wood, 76, of Momeyer, passed away on Thursday, April 1, 2021. He was born September 1, 1944, in Edgecombe County to the late Jimmie and Beadie Cooley Wood. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his brothers JC, Tom, Willis, Zeb, David and Clint Wood; sister Ja…

Thursday, April 01, 2021

Jimmy "Jim" Craig Womble, age 83, passed away on Friday, March 26, 2021 at Nash UNC Health Care. Born in Nash County, NC on April 3, 1937, he was the son of the late James Leon "Sol" Womble and Virgie Lee Southall Womble. Jim graduated from Nashville High School in 1955. While there he playe…

Gilbert Ray Morgan, 85, passed away March 31, 2021. He was born November 14, 1935 in Nash County to the late Clinton and Blanche Morgan. He is proceeded in death by his wife of 55 years, Patsy Morgan. Gilbert was a native of Spring Hope, NC. He was a farmer for most of his life on the family…

Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Mary Alice Daughtridge Odom, age 91, passed away on Thursday, March 25, 2021. Born in Nash County, NC on October 30, 1929, she was the daughter of the late Lester Daughtridge and Mary Talbott Daughtridge. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Charles Clarence Odom; her sister, Nona …

Theresa Arnita Harrison, age 81, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Saturday, March 27th, 2021 at her residence surrounded by her loving family. A native of Jones County, NC, she was a daughter of the late Chris and Barbara Mercer. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Patt…

Edward Lynn Parker, 55, passed away Friday, March 26, 2021. He was born February 28, 1966. Eddie was an electrician for over 30 years and was also the maintenance director for Rocky Mount Rehab for the past 6 years. He loved his family, fishing, cooking, and was a hard working man. He was pr…

Durwood passed away Friday, March 26, 2021 at his home in Nashville, NC. He was born on June 12, 1940 in Rocky Mount, NC to the late Frank and Margaret Williams. He had fought heart problems and COPD for the past few years. He is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Ann; his sister, Caro…

Sunday, March 28, 2021

Peggy Fogleman Skinner, age 90, passed away on Wednesday, March 17, 2021. Born in Burlington, NC, on August 11, 1930, she was the daughter of the late Dover and Vallie Fogleman. She was also preceded in death by her brother, Bill Fogleman. For more than 65 years, Peggy lived in Rocky Mount, …

William Irvin "Sonny" Tanner, Jr., age 91, passed away on Friday, March 26, 2021. Born in Edgecombe County, NC on May 28, 1929, he was the son of the late William Irvin "W.I." Tanner, Sr. and Annie Hicks Tanner. He was also preceded in death by his first wife, Mary "Doodle" Bunting Tanner; h…

Thursday, March 25, 2021

Georgia Mildred Nobles Thompson, age 92, passed away on Monday, March 22, 2021. Born in Loudoun County, VA on June 10, 1928, she was the daughter of the late Claude Nobles and Isabelle Collier Nobles. She was also preceded in death by her beloved husband, Lester Bryant Thompson; her daughter…

Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Daniel “Dan” Wayne Weeks, 63, passed away March 22, 2021. He was born December 15, 1957 in Nash County to the late Robert and Jean Weeks. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his nephew Jon Eric Weeks. Daniel is survived by his wife Angela Leonard Weeks; daughter Maranda Se…

Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Hazel Elizabeth Taylor Cooper, 99, passed away March 20, 2021. She was born October 16, 1921 in Nash County to the late Hayes and Lizzie Taylor. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband Benjamin F. Cooper and a daughter Susan L. Cooper. Hazel is survived by her son…

Dempsey Rufus Winstead, 84, a minister for forty-one years, sales counselor for Thomas and Howard Nash Finch for 40 years, went home to be with his Father in Heaven on Sunday March 21, 2021. As a dedicated man of God in the North Carolina Pentecostal Holiness Conference for 41 years, he serv…

Friday, April 09, 2021

TARBORO - Michael Cobb, 62, died on Thursday, April 1, 2021. Funeral Saturday at 11 am, at Hemby-Willoughby Mortuary Chapel. Viewing one hour prior to service. Masks required and social distancing observed

ENFIELD - Willie Lee Pough, 57, died on Saturday, April 3, 2021. Celebration of Life Saturday at 2 pm, at Chapel of S. Jones Funerals and Cremations. Walk-thru visitation 5-7 pm Friday at funeral home.

PINETOPS - Rachel Varnell Gardner, 86, died on Wednesday, April 7, 2021. Funeral Saturday at 2 pm, at Faith Baptist Church, Pinetops. Visitation 12:30 pm prior to service. Arrangements by Davis-Little Funerals.

TARBORO - Mahogany C. Battle, 30, died on Friday, April 2, 2021. Funeral Sunday at 2 pm, at Truth Tabernacle Ministries, Rocky Mount. Visitation one hour prior to service. Arrangements by H.D. Pope Funeral Home.

ROCKY MOUNT - Bobby Donnell Mitchell, 69, died on Thursday, April 1, 2021. Visitation 3-5 pm Saturday at H.D. Pope Funeral Home.

Thursday, April 08, 2021

ENFIELD, NC - Robert Frederick "Freddy" Cooke, 71, died on Monday, April 5, 2021. Celebration of Life will be held Sunday at 3 pm, in the Chapel of Johnson Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Rocky Mount.

NASHVILLE NC - Vernon Odie Taylor, 80, died on Thursday, April 1, 2021. Funeral Friday at 7 pm, at Cornerstone Funeral Home. Visitation one hour prior to service.

ROCKY MOUNT - Robert Earl "Bobby" Coley, 72, died on Friday, April 2, 2021. Graveside service Saturday at 1 pm, at Gardens of Gethsemane. Visitation 1 pm -7 pm Friday at Matthews Family Mortuary.

ROCKY MOUNT - Winston Kemp, 80, died on Thursday, March 25, 2021. Funeral Saturday at 11 am, at Matthews Family Mortuary. Visitation one hour prior to service.

WHITAKERS - Randy Foster, 64, died on Saturday, April 3, 2021. Funeral Friday at noon, at Rocky Mount Chapel of H.D. Pope Funeral Home. Visitation one hour prior to service at funeral home.

ROCKY MOUNT - Irene Field, 83, died on Friday, April 2, 2021. Funeral Saturday at noon, at Chapel of H.D. Pope Funeral Home. Visitation 5-7 pm Friday at the funeral home.

ROCKY MOUNT - Haywood Jennings Etheridge, 81, died on Wednesday, March 31, 2021. Graveside service Saturday at 11 am, at Impact Pointe. Arrangements by H.D. Pope Funeral Home.

ROCKY MOUNT - Bobby Donnell Mitchell, 69, died on Thursday, April 1, 2021. Visitation 3-5 pm Saturday in the Rocky Mount Chapel of H.D. Pope Funeral Home .

Wednesday, April 07, 2021

COVINGTON, GA - Willie Green White, 77, died on Thursday, April 1, 2021. Funeral Thursday at 2 pm, at S. Jones Funerals and Cremations, Enfield.Visitation one hour prior to service.

Tuesday, April 06, 2021

ROCKY MOUNT - Richard Earl Jones, 56, died on Tuesday, March 30, 2021. Funeral Thursday at 1 pm, at Gateway to Heaven Church. Viewing 5-7 pm Wednesday at Hemby-Willoughby Mortuary. Masks required and social distancing observed.

CONETOE - Bobby Ray Staton Thigpen, 70, died on Wednesday, March 31, 2021. Private funeral Saturday at 2 pm, at Hemby-Willoughby Chapel. Public walk-thru viewing 5-7 pm Friday at the funeral home. Masks required and social distancing observed.

Friday, April 02, 2021

PRINCEVILLE - Mary Elizabeth Black, 91, died on Friday, March 26, 2021. Funeral Saturday at 2 pm, at Hemby-Willoughby Chapel. Viewing 3-5 pm Friday at the funeral home. Masks required and social distancing observed.

HOLLISTER - William Lee Scott, 62, died on Friday, March 26, 2021. Funeral Sunday at 2 pm, at Hemby-Willoughby Chapel. Viewing one hour prior to service. Masks required and social distancing observed.

RICHMOND, VA - Lin Byrd Parker, 62, died on Thursday, March 11, 2021. Private family graveside service Saturday. Arrangements by H.D. Pope Funeral Home.

WILSON - Viola Armstrong Edmundson, 93, died on Sunday, March 21, 2021. Funeral Saturday at 1 pm, at Sunset Memorial Funeral Home, Rocky Mount. Viewing 10am - 1pm Saturday ar the funeral home.