Friday, January 15, 2021

Mary Lou (Bunn) Bender, 85, passed away Wednesday, January 13, 2021. She was born January 30, 1935 in Wilson County to the late Trollie and Mary Lemmons Lamm. Mary loved her family. She was a member and ordained deacon at Nashville Baptist Church. Later she attended St. Paul Lutheran Church …

Helen Rose Jones, 90, passed away January 13, 2021 with her devoted family by her side. Helen was born on February 2, 1930 to Lucy Williams Rose. She was born into a large family, with 13 brothers and sisters. She graduated from Red Oak High School in 1949. While in high school Helen was Co-…

Thursday, January 14, 2021

Bruce Savage 70, died in Lewes DE on January 9, 2021 due to complications from the Covid virus. He was born July 7, 1950 in Rocky Mount, NC and grew up in Tarboro, NC. His parents were the late Pauline Harrell Savage and William Savage. He had a younger brother, Wayne, who died as a teenager…

Rosalie J. Moody, age 92, passed away January 12, 2021 at her home. Born in Franklin County on October 19, 1928. She was the daughter of the late Bennett and Edna Jones. She was preceded in death by her husband of 44 years Horace C. Moody; daughter, Dale Moody Harper; brothers, Robert Lee, H…

Albert Jackson Harper, 61, passed away Tuesday, January 12, 2021. He was born April 25, 1959 in Nash County to the late Rufus and Lillie Mae Harper. He loved to cut and sell wood, antiques, and buying at the stockyard. Albert was a good hearted man. In addition to his parents he was preceded…

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Dr. Willie Eugene “Gene” Gurganus, age 91, born on June 7, 1929, passed away January 2, 2021. He was married almost 9 years to Nancy Ward Williams on January 8, 2012. He loved his family including his three daughters, 20 grandchildren, and over 30 great-grandchildren. Gene was a Godly man wh…

Lourdes Riego Marquez, 90, died peacefully in her sleep on the evening of January 6, 2021, in Cary, NC, with her family by her side. She was born in Maragundon, Cavite, Luzon in the Philippines. She graduated from the University of Santo Tomas in Manila, the oldest university in Asia, earnin…

Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Charles Timothy Vester, a true southern gentleman, passed away in Davis, WV on December 20, 2020. He was born in Rocky Mount, NC on January 17, 1955, to Hassle and Opal Knight Vester. He graduated from Rocky Mount Senior High and attended UNC- Chapel Hill where he majored in accounting. Char…

Janet Lynette Webb, 48, passed away January 7, 2021. She was born April 9, 1972 in Wilson County. She is preceded in death by her mother, Eunice Mullins; uncle, Lewis Mullins; aunt, Janice Sessoms. She is survived by her father, Ernest Webb Sr.; sons, David Wayne Mattox Jr. and DJ Whitley; d…

Frances Powell Hayes, 97 of Colonial Heights passed away peacefully to be with The Lord, Friday, January 8, 2021. Frances was born July 21, 1923 to the late Ivey and Gladys Dickens Powell. She was preceded in death by her husband Clinton C. Hayes; Frances is survived by her daughter, Charlen…

Sunday, January 10, 2021

Lynda Pullen Fisher died unexpectedly, but peacefully, on December 26, 2020 in Meridian, Idaho at the age of 79. Lynda is survived by her husband Robert “Bob” Fisher of Meridian and her three sons and their extended families: Tom and wife Bev (Aloha, OR), David and wife Joy (Draper, UT) and …

Howard Kelly Landis III passed away peacefully at his home on January 2, 2021 following a heroic two-year battle with cancer. He fought the disease much like he lived his life - with determination and persistence, strength, grace and humility. Kel was a wonderful, loving husband, father, gra…

James Thomas “J.T.” Cartee Jr., age 90, born November 21, 1930, passed away January 3, 2021. Born in Rocky Mount, he moved to Nashville when he married the love of his life. He and Jean Bunn Cartee were married for 64 years. In addition to his wife, he is survived by his son, Lynn Bunn Carte…

Beulah Faye Wilkins Mouzon, age 82, passed away on Wednesday, January 6, 2021. Born in Edgecombe County, NC on November 6, 1938, she was the daughter of the late Clifton Thomas Wilkins and Ethel Calhoun Wilkins Brown. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Samuel King Mouzon; and her…

Mildred W. Teague "Millie", age 96, passed away on Tuesday, January 5, 2021. Born in Mt. Airy, NC on August 29, 1924, she was the daughter of the late George Washington and Minnie Lou Hudson Williams. She was also preceded in death by her husband, William Rudolph "Rudy" Teague; her sisters, …

Warren Carroll Van Male, Jr., age 78, passed away on Thursday, January 7, 2021. Born in Middlesex County, Massachusetts on May 11, 1942, he was the son of the late Warren Carroll Van Male, Sr. and Helen Gould Van Male. Warren along with his wife, Judy, was a member of the Pinetops Presbyteri…

Friday, January 08, 2021

December 29, 2020 at 10:12 PM, Joseph Samuel "Sammy" Evans, at the age of 83, peacefully left this earth and entered Heaven. Sammy was born in Wilson County, NC on December 19, 1937. He was the son of the late Thurman Cary Evans and Bertha May Carter Evans. Sammy, a man of faith, was a membe…

Sylvia Crocker Weeks, 85, of Hilton Head Island, beloved mother, grandmother and sister, also known as MeMe, passed away peacefully in her sleep on January 2, 2021. She is survived by three children: Tanner Larson (Chuck), Hilton Head, S.C.; Russell Weeks (Wendy), McClellanville, S.C.; Harri…

Lena Mae Talbott, age 95, passed away at Breckenridge Retirement Center on Tuesday, January 5, 2021. She was preceded in death by her parents, Sloan and Annie Moss Woodcock; husband, Reverend Joe Talbott; sons, Danny and Robert Talbott; brothers, Aaron, George Ray, and Sydney Woodcock; and s…

Dorothy Eason Barnes, age 86, passed away Wednesday morning, January 6, 2021 at Nash UNC Hospital. She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Lillian Moore Eason; sisters, Margie Crumpler and Jean Brantley; and brother, Randolph Eason. Dorothy is survived by a loving husband of 68…

Friday, January 15, 2021

HALIFAX - Danny Wood, 64, died on Friday, January 8, 2021. Funeral Saturday at 2 p.m., at Chapel of S. Jones Funerals and Cremations, Enfield. Walk-thru visitation 5-7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

ENFIELD - Jessie "Big Boy" Coley Jr., 60, died on Friday, January 8, 2021. Celebration of life Sunday at 2:30 pm, at Chapel of S. Jones Funerals and Cremations. Walk-thru visitation 5-7 pm Saturday at the funeral home.

ROCKY MOUNT - Dossie Hedgepeth, 79, died on Saturday, January 9, 2021. Celebration of Life Sunday at 11:30 am, at Chapel of S. Jones Funerals and Cremations. Walk-thru visitation 5-7 pm Saturday at the funeral home.

ENFIELD - Rev. James Battle, 85, died on Sunday, January 10, 2021. Celebration of Life Saturday at noon, at Battle's Homestead. Walk-thru visitation 6-8 pm Friday at S. Jones Funerals and Cremations.

ENFIELD - Mother Lucille Pittman, 90, died on Sunday, January 10, 2021. Graveside service Sunday at 2 p.m., at Gardens. Walk-thru visitation 5-7 pm Saturday at S. Jones Funerals and Cremations.

ROCKY MOUNT - Stephen Taylor, Sr., 74, died on Monday, January 11, 2021. Celebration of Life Monday at 2 pm, at Chapel of S. Jones Funerals and Cremations, Enfield. Visitation 5-7 pm Sunday at the funeral home.

ROCKY MOUNT - Philander Lyons, 50, died on Tuesday, January 12, 2021. Funeral Tuesday at noon, at Gardens of Gethsemane Cemetery. Visitation 11:30 am - noon prior to service. Arrangements by Morgan Funerals & Cremations.

NASHVILLE - Pastor Melvin Louis Arrington, 78, died on Wednesday, January 6, 2021. Funeral Friday at noon, at H.D. Pope Funeral Home. Visitation one hour before service.

ROCKY MOUNT - Natalie Renee Smallwood, 50, died on Monday, January 4, 2021. Funeral Saturday at 11 am, at H.D. Pope Funeral Home. Visitation one hour before service.

RALEIGH - Domonick Germain Parker, 27, died on December 30, 2020. Memorial service Sunday at 1 pm, at chapel of H.D. Pope Funeral Home in Rocky Mount.

Thursday, January 14, 2021

ROCKY MOUNT - Joan Katrina Neal, 62, died on Thursday, January 7, 2021. Funeral Thursday at 11 a.m., at Chapel of H.D. Pope Funeral Home. Visitation one hour prior to service.

ROCKY MOUNT - Addie Cotton Batts, 100, died on Tuesday, January 12, 2021. Funeral services are incomplete. Arrangements by Edwards Funeral Home, Wilson.

TARBORO - William Augusta Harrell, 90, died on Sunday, January 10, 2021. Public walk-through viewing Saturday from 3:00 -5:00 PM at Hemby-Willoughby Mortuary.

FURTH, GERMANY - Sergeant First Class Vernon Anthony Joyner, 66, died on Saturday, January 9, 2021. Memorial service Saturday at 10 a.m., at Truth Tabernacle Ministries. Arrangements by Hemby- Willoughby Mortuary, Inc.

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

ROCKY MOUNT - John Thomas Randolph "June Baker", 73, died on Saturday, January 9, 2021. Funeral Friday at 2 p.m., at Hunter-Odom Funeral Service. Visitation one hour prior to service.

ROCKY MOUNT - Samuel Peter Jackson, 81, died on Friday, January 8, 2021. Funeral Saturday at 11 a.m., at Hunter-Odom Funeral Service. Visitation 2-4 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

ELM CITY NC - James Lewis Dancy, 81, died on Monday, January 11, 2021. Funeral Saturday at noon, at St. James Baptist Church. Visitation one hour prior to service at the church. Arrangements by Hunter-Odom Funeral Service.

SHARPSBURG - Tavares Whitaker, 40, died on Wed. Jan,6, 2021. Graveside service Fri at 2 pm, at Eastlawn Memorial Gardens, Tarboro. Visitation 6-8 pm Thurs at Greater NT Holy Church. Arrangements by S.Jones Funerals.

ENFIELD - Jannie Pitts, 59, died on Friday, January 8, 2021. Celebration of life Wednesday at 1 pm, at Chapel of S. Jones Funerals and Cremations. Visitation was 5-7 pm Tuesday at funeral home.

Tuesday, January 12, 2021

NASHVILLE - Brenda Moss Cockrell, 66, died on Friday, January 8, 2021. Funeral Tuesday at 2 p.m., at Wheeler & Woodlief Funeral Home.