Thomas Yelverton

Thomas-Yelverton at Evergreen Memorial Park, Funerals and Cremations serves families of all faiths in Wilson, North Carolina. We are conveniently located on Nash Street—the community's main thoroughfare. We are Wilson's only funeral home and cemetery combination, which means all arrangements can be planned from one location. The caring staff of Thomas-Yelverton at Evergreen is always on hand to offer assistance and answer any questions you may have. At Thomas-Yelverton at Evergreen Memorial Park, Funerals and Cremations, we believe that every life is unique, and every funeral should be too. We celebrate life. For those who wish to plan their arrangements in advance, Thomas-Yelverton at Evergreen offers The Simplicity Plan® prearrangement program, an easy way to handle an important family responsibility. THOMAS-YELVERTON FUNERAL HOME Our professional staff members welcome you to the warm and friendly atmosphere of Thomas-Yelverton's funeral home. We're here to listen and provide options to meet your needs. Whether you prefer cremation with a small family gathering, or would like a large traditional funeral, you can trust us to assist you in planning and honoring your final wishes. Established in 1920, the Thomas-Yelverton funeral home is a beautiful facility with two large visitation rooms and a lovely chapel that comfortably seats 225 guests. The funeral home is located adjacent to Evergreen Memorial Park, which not only means added convenience and simplicity when planning final arrangements, but lower costs as well. EVERGREEN MEMORIAL PARK The beautiful Evergreen Memorial Park was founded in 1951 and features the only community mausoleum complex in the area. A wide range of burial options is available from traditional ground burial to private family mausoleums. A variety of columbariums and several other options for those who choose cremation are available as well. Guests to Evergreen Memorial Park are comforted by the cemetery's striking chime tower. The spacious cemetery encompasses more than 30 acres and well-manicured landscaping. The memorial park is enhanced by many individual gardens and unique features that can be found throughout the area. Evergreen is a perpetual care cemetery, which means the lawns will be maintained and protected for generations.


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Roy Parrish

July 30, 1934 - March 21, 2015

ROY GERALD PARRISHRoy Gerald Parrish, 80, of Wilson, beloved husband of 55 years of Elsie Gooding Parrish, passed away on Saturday, March 21, 2015.Besides his wife, he is survived by his son, Kenneth R. Parrish; his daughter, Geri Jackson and her husband Kent, all of Wilson; his grandchildren, Amy Lewis and her husband Michael, Amanda Lee and her husband Korey, Tyler Wells and his wife Amber, and...
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Henry Forest Flowers

March 17, 1954 - March 17, 2015

HENRY FOREST FLOWERS IIIHenry Forest Flowers III, 60, beloved husband of Patricia “Pam” Mercer Flowers, of Wilson, passed away on Tuesday, March 17, 2015.Born in Smithfield, October 29, 1954, a son of the late Henry Forest Flowers Jr. and Virginia Ann Featherston Flowers, he had been employed as a registered nurse at Nash General Hospital.Besides his wife Pam, he is survived by his...
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Richard Allen Boswell

March 12, 1960 - March 7, 2015

Arrangements under the direction of Thomas-Yelverton Funeral Svc, WILSON, NC.
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Jeanette Lee Apple

April 9, 1934 - February 18, 2015

JANET LEE APPLEJanet Lee Apple, 80, of Wilson, passed away Wednesday, February 18, 2015. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert E. Apple, her parents, Issom Dewey Cockman and Margaret Delaney Cockman, of Greensboro, and her sister, 2 brothers, daughter-in-law, and a grandson. She is survived by her daughters, Deborah Beard and her husband Stephen of Rockville, MD, and Anna Beard and...
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Gaylon E. Nelms

April 4, 1943 - February 16, 2015

Arrangements under the direction of Thomas-Yelverton Funeral Svc, WILSON, NC.
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Jerry Len Creamer

February 25, 1962 - January 30, 2015

JERRY LEN CREAMER Jerry Len Creamer, Feb 25, 1962-January 30, 2015, a resident of Sims, NC, went to be with his Heavenly Father after a lengthy illness. He leaves behind his beloved wife Mary, and children; Carrie, Christina, and Jared Creamer; his 5 step-children, Michael, Tiffany, Christina, Brittany, and Kayla; his grandchildren, Simon, Mathias, and Kimberlee; his 6 siblings,Pat, Ed, Diane,...
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Sydnor Borden Umphlett

July 10, 1954 - January 24, 2015

SYDNOR BORDEN UMPHLETTSydnor Borden Umphlett, 60, of Washington, NC, passed away Saturday, January 24, 2015 in his home.He was born in Wilson, a son of the late William Wallace Umphlett and the late Susan Borden Umphlett. Borden had lived in Boone and Charlotte before moving to Washington. He was a graduate of Appalachian State University.He is survived by his companion and best friend, Patricia...
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Howard Gray Sadler

December 9, 1949 - January 23, 2015

HOWARD GRAY SADLER JR.Dec, 09 1949 --- Jan, 23 2015He Loved Life to the fullest!!!!New Bern --- Howard Gray Sadler Jr., 65, passed away Friday afternoon around 5pm peacefully during his afternoon nap.His funeral services will be held 12:30pm to 3:00pm Tuesday Jan, 27 2015 at Thomas-Yelverton Funeral Home and Evergreen Memorial Gardens. 2704 NASH ST N, WILSON, NC 27896 | 252-243-4100The family...
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John Rodgers

June 8, 1943 - January 19, 2015

Arrangements under the direction of Thomas-Yelverton Funeral Svc, WILSON, NC.
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Frances W. Hartis

November 8, 1925 - January 18, 2015

Frances Whitley HartisNovember 8, 1925 ~ January 18, 2015 Frances Whitley Harits, passed away on Sunday, January 18, 2015. She was a retired school teacher. She was the daughter of the late Lonnie G. and Mattie T. Whitley and predeceased by her beloved sister, Marguerite Patterson Pleasants.She is survived by her son, Robert “Bob” Hartis of Kitty Hawk and loved companion, Cindy...
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David Earl Benson

February 16, 1944 - January 18, 2015

Arrangements under the direction of Thomas-Yelverton Funeral Svc, WILSON, NC.
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Charles Eugene Franks

September 15, 1931 - January 15, 2015

CHARLES EUGENE FRANKSCharles Eugene Franks, 83, of Wilson, went home to the Lord on Thursday, January 15, 2015. He was the beloved husband of the late Nina Millar Franks.He was born September 15, 1931, in Harnett County, son of the late Loy Mack Franks and the late Cleo Moody Franks and had been a lifelong resident. He had been employed as a HVAC mechanic and was a veteran of the Korean War...
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Phyllis Marcia Johnson

February 7, 1944 - January 10, 2015

Arrangements under the direction of Thomas-Yelverton Funeral Svc, WILSON, NC.
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Phyllis Marcia Johnson

February 7, 1944 - January 10, 2015

Arrangements under the direction of Thomas-Yelverton Funeral Svc, WILSON, NC.
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Phyllis Marcia Johnson

February 7, 1944 - January 10, 2015

Arrangements under the direction of Thomas-Yelverton Funeral Svc, WILSON, NC.
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Phyllis Marcia Johnson

January 14, 1944 - January 10, 2015

Arrangements under the direction of Thomas-Yelverton Funeral Svc, WILSON, NC.
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Linda Karen Wells

June 6, 1956 - January 6, 2015

Linda Ball Wells, 58, of Sims, passed away Tuesday January 6, 2015. She was the beloved wife of Eddie Ray Wells.Linda was born in Mansfield Ohio, June 6, 1956, the daughter of Archie Ball of Bailey, and the late Ruth Carroll Ball, and was a resident since 1974.Besides her husband and father, she is survived by her daughter, Kristen Mae Wells, her brother, Terry Ball of Raleigh and several nieces...
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Henry Ray Poland

May 10, 1948 - January 3, 2015

Henry Ray Poland, 66, of Nashville, passed away Saturday, January 3, 2015 in his home. He was born in Nash County, May 10, 1948, the son of the late Troy and Dorothea Poland, and was a lifelong resident. He had been employed as a computer programmer for the Guardian Company for 29 years.He is survived by his sister, Elaine Harrell and her husband Thomas of Nashville, his nieces and nephews,...
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Sadie Molean Pender

July 9, 1927 - December 31, 2014

Molean Taylor Pender, 87, of Wilson, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, December 31, 2014. She was the beloved wife of the late Kenneth Thad Pender. She was born in Greene County, July 9, 1927, the daughter of the late Willie James and Sadie Beamon Taylor and had lived here her entire life. She was a graduate of the Hardbargers Business College and had been employed as Human Resource Manager...
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Daryel Wayne Bottoms

March 6, 1951 - December 28, 2014

Daryel Wayne Bottoms Sr, 63, of Elm City, passed away Sunday December 28, 2014. He was the beloved husband of Marsha Crisp Bottoms.He was born in Virginia, March 6, 1951, the son of the late Charles “Booster” Bottoms and the late Ruth Skinner Bottoms. He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather. He leaves to cherish his memory, his wife Marsha, his sons, Daryel Bottoms Jr. and...
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Kay Elizabeth Williamson

May 20, 1950 - December 25, 2014

Arrangements under the direction of Thomas-Yelverton Funeral Svc, WILSON, NC.
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Delois Ann Hawley

June 24, 1939 - December 16, 2014

Delois “Lois” Ann Brann Hawley, 75, beloved wife of 55 years of the late Wilbur Gray Hawley, passed away Tuesday, December 16, 2014 in her home. She was born in Wilson County, June 24, 1939, the daughter of the late Ruby Juanita Brann and was a lifelong resident. She was working for the Sugar Plum Shoppe for the past 27 years. She was a member of Peace Church for over 40 years....
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Mary Frances Johnson

July 28, 1926 - December 13, 2014

Mary Frances Johnson, 70, lost her long battle with cancer Wednesday, December 3, 2014 with her family by her side in Orlando FL. Mary Frances was born in Wilson, January 13, 1944, a daughter of the late Clenion H. Johnson and Effie Williams Johnson and had attended Winstead School, graduated from Ralph L. Fike High School class of 1962, and had attended Atlantic Christian College in Wilson. She...
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Nancy Doll

December 25, 1965 - December 2, 2014

NANCY WEBB DOLLNancy Webb Doll, 48, beloved wife of Michael J. Doll, of Wilson received her angel wings on Tuesday, December 2, 2014. She was born in Wilson, December 25, 1965, a daughter of Sherby Pritchett White and the late Clifton Ray Webb Sr. She was a member of the Elm City United Methodist Church and had worked for AT&T for 5 years.Nancy was beloved and admired by everyone she met. ...
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James Edward Holland

December 29, 1940 - November 16, 2014

Arrangements under the direction of Thomas-Yelverton Funeral Svc, WILSON, NC.
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Donnie Pittman

June 22, 1934 - November 1, 2014

Donnie Hugh Pittman, 80, beloved husband of Margie Gifford Pittman, passed away Saturday, November 1, 2014. He was born in Wilson County, son of the late Charlie and Elizabeth Wheeler Pittman, and was a life-long tobacco farmer here in Wilson. He was a graduate of Lee Woodard High School in 1952, and was a life-long member of Daniels Chapel OFW Baptist Church where he served as church deacon,...
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Billy Ray Wilkins

July 31, 1941 - October 28, 2014

Arrangements under the direction of Thomas-Yelverton Funeral Svc, WILSON, NC.
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Ruby Bernice Evans

June 17, 1930 - October 27, 2014

Arrangements under the direction of Thomas-Yelverton Funeral Svc, WILSON, NC.
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Chasity Ann Pipkin

March 17, 1976 - October 14, 2014

CHASITY ANN PIPKINMarch 19, 1976 ~ October 14, 2014 Chasity Ann Pipkin, age 38, the daughter of Luther Harvey “L.H.” Pipkin of Wilson and the late Patricia “Ann” Pipkin, passed away Tuesday, October 14, 2014 an UNC Hospital in Chapel Hill. She also is survived by her daughter, Gabby Pipkin, of Wilson; her brother Chad Pipkin of Elm City; her niece Kaitlyn Pipkin of...
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Beatrice Lucretia Joyner

February 15, 1938 - October 4, 2014

Lucretia Joyner age 76 went to be with the Lord on October 4, 2014. She passed away surrounded by her loving family. Lucretia was preceded in death by her parents Ernest and Nina Taylor, she is survived by her daughter Ramona Joyner Easter and husband Tim and grandsons Bryan and Wesley Pridgen and step-grandson Kenny Easter and wife Amanda all of Wilson. Brother: Preston Taylor and wife Sally and...
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William C. Davis

January 27, 1937 - September 30, 2014

WILLIAM COOPER “TINKER” DAVISWilliam Cooper “Tinker” Davis, 77, of Wilson, passed away on Tuesday, September 30, 2014 surrounded by his family. He was preceded in death by his parents, Roy and Mae Davis, and his brothers, Roy, Preston and Julian Davis. He was a loving father, husband, grandfather, and great-grandfather. Now he has gone home to be with the Lord.Left to...
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Douglas Gardner

May 30, 1944 - September 17, 2014

Arrangements under the direction of Thomas-Yelverton Funeral Svc, WILSON, NC.
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Doris Antwine Murphy

September 18, 1941 - September 15, 2014

Doris Antwine Murphy, age 72, of Wilson, entered into Heaven on Monday, September 15, 2014. She was born in Lenoir County; September 18, 1941 to the late Zeamon and Esther Koonce Antwine. She was a loving mother to her 2 daughters, and grandmother to her seven grandchildren, and great-grandmother to her 6 great-grandchildren.She is survived by her daughters, Marva Leithead and Deborah Dobbins and...
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Alice Christine Cooper

April 28, 1928 - September 13, 2014

Arrangements under the direction of Thomas-Yelverton Funeral Svc, WILSON, NC.
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Ruby S. Coleman

July 24, 1938 - September 10, 2014

Ruby Stancil Coleman, age 76, wife of the late, Robert Franklin “Frank” Coleman, passed away Wednesday, September 10, 2014.She was born in Fremont on July 24, 1938 to the late Raymond Lee Stancil and Ruby Lee Capps Stancil.She is survived by her daughters, Terry Coleman and Lisa Coleman both of Raleigh, Jenny Creech of Archer Lodge, Robin Page of Wilson; son, Rob Coleman of Rock Ridge...
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Bernice Ray Peeden

December 25, 1966 - September 4, 2014

Bernice Ray Peeden, Jr. age 47 of Fremont, passed away in his home on Thursday, September 4, 2014. Born in Wilson County, December 25, 1966 the son of the late Bernice Ray Peeden, Sr. and Shirley Keen Peeden; he was a lifelong resident.He is survived by his children, Elizabeth Michelle Barfield of Goldsboro, Jennifer Rae Peeden and Tyler Ray Peeden both of Pikeville; grandchildren, Brysen and...
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Ruby Pearl Lamm

January 22, 1918 - August 31, 2014

Ruby Pearl Davis Lamm passed away Sunday, August 31, 2014. She was 96 years old.She was born in Wilson County to the late Charlie C. and Minnie Inez Davis.She married the late Claude Tommy Lamm, Oct. 14, 1938. They were married for 50 years.In addition to her parents and husband she was also preceded in death by her brothers, Harvey Clinton Davis of Currie, Charlie C Davis Jr of Wilmington and...
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Ruby Paerl Davis

January 22, 1918 - August 31, 2014

Arrangements under the direction of Thomas-Yelverton Funeral Svc, WILSON, NC.
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Jewel Yvonne Murphy

October 29, 1952 - August 28, 2014

Jewel Yvonne Murphy, age 61, passed away on Thursday, August 28, 2014. She was predeceased by her parents, Osmond Bruce Winstead and Maxine Ray Winstead formerly of Elm City.She is survived by her daughter, Shelly Murphy Woodruff of Middlesex; sisters, Brenda Winstead Womble of Chesterfield, VA, Kay Winstead Reams of Tarboro, Rae Winstead Manning of Elm City.Visitation will be Friday, August 29,...
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Lois Dolores Lucas

December 7, 1934 - August 21, 2014

Lois Duncan Lucas, 79, of Macclesfield, passed away Thursday, August 21, 2014. She was preceded in death by her husband, William “Jack” Lucas, and her parents, James and Essie Duncan, her siblings, Edna Condrey, Doris Carter, Mildred Lester, and Charles Duncan.She is survived by her children, Jackie Winstead and her husband Edwin of Lucama, NC, William Alan Lucas of Macclesfield, and...
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Laura Mae Schwartz

May 17, 1920 - August 19, 2014

Laura Mae Williamson Schwartz entered into heaven at the age of 94 on the evening of Tuesday, August 19, 2014 at the Gardens of Westlake assisted living facility in Westlake, Ohio. She was predeceased by her husband, Richard G. Schwartz in 1968; her parents, Lizzie Flowers and Alonzo Williamson (to whom she was born on May 17, 1920); and by two of her siblings, Margaret Morris and Tommie...
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John Henry Williams

January 18, 1937 - August 17, 2014

John Henry Williams, 77, beloved husband of Earlene Williams, passed away Sunday, August 17 at his home surrounded by his family. He was preceded in death by his parents, Luby Williams and Myrtie Williams; his son, John Henry Williams Jr.; his grandson, Thomas Ervin Williams Jr.; and his siblings, Willie Lee Williams, Ruby Becton, Louise Owens, Mary Bunn, Doris Edwards, James Williams, and Bertie...
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Ann Davis

December 27, 1926 - August 4, 2014

Ann Moss Davis passed away on Monday August 4, 2014. She is preceded in death by her father, Henry R. Moss and mother, Fannie Raper Moss.She is survived by her husband, Joseph Wilton Davis of the home; children, Robert Davis, Connie Davis, Rodney Davis and wife Brenda all of Wilson; grandchildren, Luke Davis of Greenville, Garrett Driver of Kill Devil Hills, Jaysa Davis and Gavin Davis both of...
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William Walter Hart

September 23, 1943 - August 1, 2014

William Walter “Billy” Hart Sr., 70, of Elm City, passed away Friday, August 1, 2014. He was the beloved husband of Patricia “Patsy” Proctor Hart. He is also survived by his daughter, Amelia Hart Rhodes and her husband Tracy Rhodes of Goldsboro; his son, William Walter “Bill” Hart Jr. and his wife Margaret W. Hart of Elm City; his mother, Huldah P. Hart of Elm...
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Marjorie Beach

November 19, 1925 - July 25, 2014

Mrs. Marjorie Beach, age 88 passed away July 25, 2014 in the Wilson Medical Center, Wilson NC. She is survived by three daughters: Nancy Beach of Wilson, Linda Lasher of PA, Carol Keesler of Snow Hill and Cheryl Beach of Raleigh; three sons, Richard Beach of Wilson, Dan Beach, Jr. of PA and Leslie Beach of Fla; 11 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren. A Celebration of...
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Joseph Edward Braswell

October 23, 1930 - July 22, 2014

Joseph Edward Braswell, age 83, passed away Tuesday, July 22, 2014. Visitation will be held 7-9 PM Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at Thomas-Yelverton Funeral Home. Funeral service will be held 11 AM graveside Thursday, July 24, 2013 in Evergreen Memorial Park.Arrangements entrusted to Thomas-Yelverton at Evergreen Memorial Park 2704 Nash Street N. Wilson, NC 27896.
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Justin Alan Galeazzi

May 20, 1983 - July 20, 2014

Justin Alan Galeazzi, born on May 20, 1983, passed away Sunday, July 20, 2014. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Sante Galeazzi and maternal grandparents, Benjamin and Viola Ridner.He is survived by his sons, Michael and Joshua Galeazzi of the home; parents, John and Brenda Galeazzi of Wilson; girlfriend, Jamie Worrell of Wilson; brothers John (Amy) Galeazzi of Wilson, Joseph ...
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Bobbie Ray Bass

September 27, 1957 - July 19, 2014

Bobbie Ray Bass, Jr. age 56 passed away on Saturday, July 19 2014.He is preceded in death by his mother and father, Linda and Bobbie Bass; and sister, Barbara Bass.He is survived by his wife, Connie Bass of the home; two step daughters, Michelle Lynch and Kristi McCroskey; five step-grandchildren; two sisters, Merry Bass Asbell and Leigh Bass McOmber; one brother, Raymond Bass.A Celebration of...
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Clifton Bradshaw

March 10, 1936 - June 25, 2014

Clifton “Buck” Bradshaw age 78, formerly of Wilson, NC passed away Wednesday, June 25, 2014 in Calera, AL where he resided with his daughter.He is survived by his daughter, Audrey Marozsan and husband George of Calera, AL; grandson, CJ Braswell of AL; granddaughter, Sommer Braswell Dunn of AL; four great grandchildren all of AL; brother, Allen Bradshaw and wife Carol of Wilson;...
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Richard Marvin Green

October 3, 1936 - June 23, 2014

Richard Marvin “Sam” Green, Jr. age 77, of Holdens Crossroads, passed away at Wilson Medical Center on June 23, 2014.Sam was a loving husband and caregiver to his wife Delanie and beloved father, grandfather and friend.He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Delanie Webb Green of the home; two sons, James Richard Green (Debbie) of Holdens Crossroads and Tony Wright Greene of Penders...
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Patricia Morris

March 25, 1940 - June 22, 2014

Patricia Cone Morris, age 74 passed away Sunday, June 22, 2014. She was preceded in death by her parents, Charlie Wilbur Cone and Ruby Finch Cone; husband, Chester Rossie Morris and brother, Danny Marshall Cone.She is survived by her daughter, Ginger Morris of the home; brother, Carroll “WC” Cone and wife Joyce Gurganeous Cone; sisters, Judy Cone Staton and husband George Milton...
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Mary Jane Hawley

April 17, 1933 - June 10, 2014

Arrangements under the direction of Thomas-Yelverton Funeral Svc, WILSON, NC.
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Agnes Winstead

July 5, 1929 - May 19, 2014

Agnes Lamm Winstead, age 84 passed away on Monday, May 19, 2014. A lifelong Wilson county resident, Agnes was born July 5, 1929 to the late Richard Connor and Allie Simpson Lamm. She was a 1947 graduate of Rock Ridge High School and attended Harbarger Business College. Agnes was a member of Elm City Missionary Baptist Church.She was preceded in death by her husband of 45 years, John Vernon...
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Ronald Gold Pittman

September 9, 1932 - May 15, 2014

Arrangements under the direction of Thomas-Yelverton Funeral Svc, WILSON, NC.
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Chester Rossie Morris

August 25, 1934 - May 14, 2014

Chester Rossie Morris, age 79 passed away on Wednesday, May 14, 2014. He was preceded in death by his father, Rossie Bunyan Morris; mother, Alma Bunyan Morris Taylor; step-father, Luther Taylor; brother, James Douglas Morris (Bud); and sister, Dorothy Morris Pierce. He is survived by his wife, Patricia Cone Morris of the home; daughter, Ginger Morris of the home; sister, Anna Morris McCullen ...
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Joseph Earl Phillips

May 3, 1948 - May 10, 2014

  Joseph Earl Phillips age 66 went to be with the Lord Saturday May 10, 2014. Joseph was preceded in death by his father James Luther Phillips Sr. He is survived by his mother, Helen Williamson Phillips Sommerkamp Inman of Chocowinity; brother, James Luther Phillips Jr. of Hurdle Mills; sister, Marie Phillips Smith and husband Danny R. of Aurora NC; nephews, Michael D. Deans of Aurora NC,...
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Cecil Clark Hutchinson

November 17, 1942 - April 20, 2014

Cecil Hutchinson, age 71 passed away Sunday, April 20, 2014. Cecil was born and raised in the Raleigh area and has lived in Black Creek for the past 12 years. He is survived by his wife, Marlene Hutchinson of the home; children, Sherry Myers and Husband Nathan of Warsaw OH, Teresa and husband C.B. Tart of Wake Forest NC, Deborah Strickland and husband Norman of Burlington NC, Bonnie High and...
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Louis Eugene Olivieri

February 26, 1961 - April 20, 2014

The Rev. Louis Eugene Olivieri, age 53, went to be with the Lord this Easter, Sunday April 20, 2014. Rev. Olivieri loved his family, his Church, and his Church family. He found fulfillment in his fellowship in the Gospel, particularly in his ministry to the disabled. Rev. Olivieri was born with cerebral palsy but never became discouraged and never allowed his heart to wander from the Lord. He...
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Ruth Boykin Price

November 10, 1922 - April 14, 2014

Ruth Boykin Price age 91 died April 14, 2014. Ruth was a loving mother and granny and loved the Lord, she was baptized January 26, 1958. Ruth was a graduate of Woodard Herring School of Nursing class of 1944 after graduation she worked as a nurse at Woodard Herring Hospital and at Wilson Medical Center until her retirement on December 16, 1988. Ruth was preceded in death by her parents Drewey and...
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Lynn Pittman Boykin

October 31, 1957 - April 11, 2014

Lynn Pittman Boykin born October 31, 1957 died April 11, 2014. Lynn was a loyal friend, she always had a quick laugh and a smile for everyone she would meet. Lynn was a mother figure to many and a wonderful mother to her children and had a strong relationship with her sister and her aunts and uncles. Lynn is survived by her daughter Michelle Prater and husband David of Lucama: son Dustin Boykin...
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Edwin Leon Winstead

November 4, 1935 - April 5, 2014

Edwin Leon Winstead, passed away Saturday, April 5th, 2014. Leon was born in Wilson County on November 4, 1935 to William C. Winstead and Katie Batts Winstead. Leon was the owner of Leon Winstead Roofing for 52 years. He was a loving father, grandfather, and great grandfather. A Funeral Service will be held at Thomas-Yelverton Funeral Home on Tuesday April 8, 2014 at 6 PM with the Rev. Jonathan...
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Norma Aycock Ayers

March 1, 1928 - April 1, 2014

Norma Aycock Ayers age 86, passed away on Tuesday April 1, 2014. She was preceded in death by her husband Relma Ayers, and siblings, Alma Aycock Sheppard, Leslie Aycock, Wilton Aycock, Elmer Aycock and Norman Aycock, Sr. She is survived by several nieces and nephews. Visitation will be 2:00 ~ 3:00 PM Thursday, April 3, 2014 with the funeral service following at 3:00 PM at Thomas-Yelverton...
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Annie Lois Jobe

September 11, 1936 - March 1, 2014

Annie Lois Jobe, age 77 passed away Saturday, March 1, 2014. Annie was born September 11, 1936. She is survived by her husband, Edward Jobe of the home; sons, Bryan Jobe and wife Yvette of Wilson, Glenn Jobe and wife Terri of Whitakers; daughter ,Vicki Jobe of Oakland Ca.; sisters, Vonnie Lee Radford; Grace Medlin and husband Franklin; brother ,Willis "Junior" Baker and wife Jean all of Wilson;...
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Mack Wells

May 23, 1953 - February 27, 2014

Mack Wells, age 60 passed away on Thursday, February 27, 2014. He is preceded in death by his father, Bonnie Wells; mother, Lettie Mae Carpenter Wells; brothers, Bonnie Ray Wells, Herman "Ed" Wells; step-son, Ronnie Keen. He is survived by his wife, Shirley Keen Wells of the home; daughter, Tina Wells; daughter-in-law, Karen Keen; sisters, Blanche Carpenter, Janet Wells both of Rocky Mount, Lucy...
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Ophelia P. Williams

October 2, 1922 - February 16, 2014

Ophelia Williams age 91 Passed away Sunday February 16, 2014. Mrs. Williams was preceded in death by her husband J.D. Williams Sr. She is survived by daughter Janice Ellis and husband Eddie of Wilson and son Jim D. Williams Jr. and wife Wanda of Greenville. Grandson Jeffrey T. Williams and wife Frances E. Williams, step grandchildren Brittany Dail, Ginger Hatcher and husband David, great...
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James Earl Thorne

December 17, 1930 - February 12, 2014

James E. Thorne James E. Thorne, age 83 passed away Wednesday, February 12, 2014. James was preceded in death by his wife, Joyce Morris Thorne. He is survived by his daughter, Kim Harclerode and husband Steve of Ellicott City, MD; son, Tom Thorne of Henrico VA; grandchildren David Longwith, George Lewis, Amber Grajeda and husband Mario, and James S. Thorne and wife Brittany; three great...
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Michael Ross Marshall

January 15, 1968 - February 7, 2014

Michael Ross Marshall Michael Marshall age 46 born January 15, 1968 passed away Friday February 7, 2014. Michael is survived by his sister Sandra Turner of Wilson and brother Billy Ray Marshall. Services will be held at a later date. Arrangements are entrusted to Thomas-Yelverton at Evergreen Memorial Park 2704 Nash Street N. Wilson, NC 27896.
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Jennifer Ruby Horns James

November 16, 1981 - February 5, 2014

Jennifer Ruby Horns James Of Union Bridge, MD Jennifer Ruby Horns James, 32, of Union Bridge, MD died unexpectedly on Wednesday, February 5, 2014 at her home. Jennifer was born November 16, 1981 in Birmingham, AL. She was the daughter of Dr. Phyllis N. Horns and Mr. Fred Horns of Greenville, NC. She was the wife of John T. James, whom she married September 1, 2013. She graduated from...
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James Edward Starling

May 1, 1943 - February 3, 2014

James Edward Starling, age 70 passed away Monday, February 03, 2014. He was preceded in death by his father, James Starling; mother, Mildred Mullis; brother, Raymond Starling; and sister, Arlene Starling. James is survived by his loving wife , Joyce Starling of the home; sons, James E. Starling, Jr. and wife Rae of Elm City, Raymond Starling of the home, Joseph Starling and wife Carla of Lucama;...
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Roy William Eakes

October 13, 1924 - February 1, 2014

Roy William Eakes October 13, 1924 ~ February 1, 2014 Roy William Eakes, age 89 passed away Saturday, February 1, 2014. He was preceded in death by his wife Margie Alma Eakes; brother, Jack Eakes. Roy was a long time member of the First Baptist Church of Wilson. A visitation will be held Tuesday February 4, 2014 at 2 PM at the First Baptist Church of Wilson 311 West Nash St. The funeral...
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Reba Ferrell Scott

August 3, 1918 - January 21, 2014

Reba Scott went home to be with the Lord Tuesday January 21, 2014. She was preceded in death by parents William Ferrell and Monte Raper Ferrell, brothers Hubert Guy Ferrell, Clement (Bill) Ferrell, sister Ruby Ferrell and beloved husband Donald Bright Scott, Sr. She leaves behind her beloved son Donald Bright Scott, Jr. (Evelyn) one granddaughter Donya Scott-Mayo (Scotty), three grandsons...
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Stephen Michael Fridley

April 20, 1959 - January 20, 2014

Stephen Michael Fridley, age 54 of Wilson passed away quietly in his sleep on January 20, 2014. No services are scheduled at this time. Stephen bravely fought a long-term illness. He touched the lives of many people. He is survived by three sisters and one brother. In Lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Davita Dialysis Center 2693 Forest Hills Road Wilson, NC 27893. Online condolences...
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Wilbur "Edward" Radford

October 25, 1943 - January 20, 2014

Wilbur "Edward" Radford, age 70 went home to be with the Lord Monday, January 20, 2014. He is survived by his loving wife Mary Ann Radford of the home; daughters, Terry Radford Phillips (Jimmy) of Middlesex, Pam Radford (Timmy) of Wilson; sister, Margaret Evans of Wilson; grandchildren, Brandon Radford (Emily) of Elm City, Heather Harwood of Middlesex, Alexis Letchworth of Wilson; great...
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Lottie Vann Sutton

April 12, 1924 - January 10, 2014

Lottie Vann Sutton age 89 died Friday, January 10, 2014. She was born in Johnston County and was the daughter of Monnie H. and Kenneth M. Vann. Lottie was preceded in death by her husband of 51 Years, Bo Sutton of Gaffaey, SC . Three brothers, Kemp Vann of Boone, Clio and Talmadge Vann of Zebulon. Lottie was a graduate of Atlantic Christian (Barton) College and retired school teacher with the...
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Robert Edmond "Chief" Lane

November 2, 1918 - January 10, 2014

Robert "Chief" Edmond Lane, age 95 passed away Friday, January 10, 2014. He is survived by his wife, Mary Olive Ferrell Lane of the home; daughters, Linda Lane Hill of Wendell and Lisa Lane Creech of Zebulon; grandchildren, Wende Cooke Eatmon and husband Blake of Wilson, Larry Brooks Williams II and wife Stephanie of Wilmington, Mary Bette Creech of Zebulon; great grandchildren, Parker Grey...
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Betty Blount Bryant

November 12, 1927 - January 4, 2014

Betty Bryant went to be with the Lord January 4th 2014. Betty Ann was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Her joy and only hobby in life was caring for others and their needs. Betty Ann was preceded in death by her husband Richard L. Bryant Sr.: daughter Sandy Bryant Baker and son in law Eddie Baker and daughter in law Sophia Bryant. Betty is survived by her son Richard ...
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Phyllis Glover

January 22, 1948 - December 28, 2013

Phyllis Glover age 65 passed away Saturday December 28th 2013. Phyllis is survived by her mother Christine Cooper of Wilson; son Michael Glover and daughter Kristy Glover both of Wilson; one grandson Brandon Glover of Wilson. Visitation will be Monday December 30th 2013 from 6:00~8:00 PM at Thomas-Yelverton Funeral Home. A Funeral service will be Tuesday December 31st, 2013 at 2:00 PM at the...
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Francis "Mac" McVey, Jr.

May 30, 1937 - December 14, 2013

Francis "Mac" McVey age 76 passed away at home surrounded by his loving family Saturday December 14, 2013 after a courageous battle with cancer. Francis "Mac" McVey was preceded in death by his parents Francis and Veronica McVey and his brother Bernard McVey and sister Mary Reed. He is survived by his wife Winnie McVey of the home; sons Michael McVey and wife Maria of Lucama, Dennis McVey and...
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Jamie Whitley

November 12, 1975 - December 2, 2013

Jamie Whitley, age 38 passed away Monday, December 2, 2013. She survived by her son, Travis Whitley of Wilson; significant other, Wayne Eastwood of the home; parents, Gale Webb and Lewis Webb Jr. of Wilson; sister, Cathy Barnes and husband Mike and nieces, Katie & Angel Whitley all of Jonesborough, TN; nieces, Alexis & Katlyn Whitley and nephew, RT Whitley all of Wilson; brother, Richard Whitley...
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Clara Proctor Skinner

November 15, 1926 - November 24, 2013

Clara Proctor Skinner age 87 born November 15, 1926 died November 24, 2013. A service will be held Wednesday November 27 2013 at 1 PM at Thomas-Yelverton Funeral Home Chapel, 2704 Nash St. North Wilson NC 27896
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Clyde Davis

June 12, 1938 - November 21, 2013

Clyde Davis, age 75 passed away, Thursday, November 21, 2013. He was preceded in death by his parents, Soloman Davis and Mae Starrett Davis. He is survived by his wife, Loretta Walston Davis of the home; sons, David Davis of Wilson, Andy Davis and wife Nancy of Clayton; granddaughter, Katherine Leigh Davis of Clayton; sister, Beulah Bryant and brother, Soloman Davis, Jr. both of KY. Mr. Davis...
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E. Sue Davis

December 12, 1947 - November 13, 2013

Sue Davis, age 63 passed away Wednesday, November 13, 2013. She was preceded in death by her parents, Jodie Davis and Viola Johnson Davis. Sue cherished her 42 years of service with BB&T. She was a devoted daughter to her parents and devoted sister to her brother Jackie in there care giving. She is survived by her brothers and sisters, Horace Davis of Garner, Jimmy Davis and wife Marie of...
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Dollie Odom Brown

April 21, 1945 - October 23, 2013

Dollie Lynn Odom Brown passed away on Wednesday, October 23, 2013. She was born April 21, 1945, in Durham, NC. She was 68 years old. She lived in Wilson, NC and worked at BB&T. She is survived by her husband, Richard Brown of Wilson; 3 daughters - Samantha Miller of Raleigh, Stephanie Sodano of New York and Amanda Wood of Raleigh; her mother, Dollie Alwilda Odom of Durham; sister, Darby Odom...
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Joan Elizabeth Chamberlin

August 4, 1927 - October 21, 2013

Joan Elizabeth Chamberlain, age 86 passed away Monday, October 21, 2013. She was preceded in death by her parents, Fred and Elizabeth Barns Goldsmith; and three of her siblings. She is survived by her husband, David Chamberlain of Wilson; daughter, Lenore Hanes of New York; son, Jessie Chamberlain and wife Christine of New York; two grandchildren; three great grandchildren; and seven siblings. ...
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James Harvey Worrell, Jr.

November 11, 1960 - October 14, 2013

James Harvey Worrell, Jr age 52 of Tavares, FL went to be with our Lord on Monday, October 14, 2013. He was born to the late James Harvey Worrell, Sr. and the late Mary Magdalene Worrell on November 11, 1960 in Wilson, NC. He is survived by his wife, Barbara "Bobbi" Worrell of the home; son, Brandon Worrell and wife Mary of Wilson; daughters, Sara Worrell of the home, Jessica Clouchete of...
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Louise Barnes Morton

October 24, 1928 - October 10, 2013

Annie Louise Barnes Morton, age 84 passed away Thursday, October 10, 2013. She was preceded in death by her husband, Vernon J. Morton. She is survived by her daughter, Gail Wheeler; sons, Keith Morton, Vernon "Butch" Morton Jr. and wife Mittie all of Wilson; sister, Jean B. Richardson of Wilson; grandchildren, Camren Morton of Raleigh, Spencer Morton of Wilson; step grandchildren, Allison...
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"Ramona" Joye Capps

October 21, 1938 - September 29, 2013

Ramona Joye Capps, age 74 passed away Sunday, September 29, 2013. She was preceded in death by her husband, Rev. Otis Ray Capps, Sr. She was survived by her son, Otis Ray Capps, Jr. and wife Meredith of Black Creek. Visitation will be held 11:00 AM Saturday, October 5, 2013 at The Church of God 7256 Hwy 301 Lucama, NC 27851 with a Memorial service to following the visitation with Rev. Dewayne...
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Willis Fleming Briley, Jr.

May 12, 1933 - September 18, 2013

Willis Fleming Briley, Jr. died on September 18, 2013 in Wilson, NC. He was the son of Willis F. Briley, Sr. and Belva Adkins Briley. He attended Wilson public schools, graduated from Charles L. Coon High School, and in 1955 achieved his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration at Davidson College. From 1956 to 1957 Willis served as a First Lieutenant in the U.S. Army in Korea, where he...
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Joyce Lucas Williams

January 30, 1955 - September 16, 2013

Joyce Williams, age 58 born January 30, 1955 passed away September 16, 2013. She is survived by her husband Joseph Bennett Williams of Sharpsburg; daughter, Renead D. Joyner; son, Joseph S. Williams; grandchildren, Ashley M Conner and Danica Joyner. No services are scheduled at this time. Arrangements entrusted to Thomas-Yelverton at Evergreen Memorial Park 2704 Nash Street N. Wilson, NC 27896.
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Ann P. O'Hehir

June 7, 1942 - September 15, 2013

Ann P. O'Hehir age 71 born June 7, 1942 died September 15, 2013. Ann is survived by her husband Brian O'Hehir of Wilson. No services are scheduled at this time. Arrangements entrusted to Thomas-Yelverton at Evergreen Memorial Park 2704 Nash Street N. Wilson, NC 27896.
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Pearl "Ms. Pearl" Jacobi

March 20, 1919 - September 2, 2013

Pearl Louise Jacobi passed away Monday, September 2, 2013. She was born March 20, 1919 in Magna, Utah to George Leo Smith and Helen White Smith. "Ms. Pearl" as she was fondly called, was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Jay Ward Jacobi; daughter Judith Ann Kieckhafer; sisters June Jackson, Dorothy Jensen, and Mabel Jones. She is survived by her son Kenneth Jacobi of Nevada and...
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Thomas "Chip" Lamm

August 9, 1945 - August 29, 2013

Thomas R. "Chip" Lamm, passed away Thursday, August 29, 2013. He was preceded in death by his wife, Vickie Coley. He is survived by his step sons, Richard Cook and wife Amy of Bailey, Timothy Cook of Wilson, Randy Cook and wife Sandy of Sparta, NC; brothers, Troy Lamm of Hamilton, Ed Hardy Lamm of Wasilla, AK, Danny Lamm of Wilson; sister, Rose Blackman of Wilson; mother-in-law, Hazel Coley of...
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RJ Poythress

July 26, 1952 - August 19, 2013

RJ Poythress age 61 passed away August 19th 2013. RJ is survived by his mother Alice Poythress; Brothers Jimmy Poythress and Joseph Poythress; two sisters Shirley Serpico and Brenda Webb. Visitation will be on Thursday August 22nd 2013 from 6:00PM- 7:00 PM at Thomas-Yelverton Funeral Home. Funeral service will follow at 7:00 PM at Thomas-Yelverton Chapel with the Rev. Daniel Taylor officiating.
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Travis Ray Outland

February 16, 1994 - August 18, 2013

Travis Ray Outland age 19 passed away August 18 2013. Travis is survived by his father Jimmy Outland and mother Rhonda Outland; Sisters Celeste Outland, Jada Outland, Savannah Outland; Brothers Alex Outland and Dylan Harrelson. Memorial service will be at 6:00 PM on Friday August 23rd 2013 at Thomas-Yelverton Chapel. Visitation will follow the service from 7:00PM- 8:30 PM at Thomas-Yelverton...
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Dallas Earl Cockrell

August 30, 1937 - August 14, 2013

Dallas Earl Cockrell age 75 passed away Wednesday, August 14, 2013. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mildred Cockrell, and son, Dallas E. Cockrell, Jr. He is survived by his children, Cynthia Dove and husband Brain of Wilson, Timothy Cockrell and wife Shirley of Lucama, Samuel Cockrell of Lucama, and Lynn Ferrell of Patrick, SC, step daughter Kathy Teal of Patrick, SC; siblings, Bernice...
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Debra Bottoms Wooten

July 5, 1962 - August 8, 2013

Debra Bottoms Wooten age 51 passed away Thursday August 8th , 2013. Debra is survived by her daughters; Tiffany Wooten of Wilson and Kala Durham of Elm City; son Jerry Smith of Elm City, two grandchildren Derrick Jaiden Pitt and Allerie Pitt. A memorial service will be held 6:00PM Monday August 12th 2013 at Thomas-Yelverton Funeral Home Wilson.
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Kelly Waddell Driver

October 24, 1959 - July 28, 2013

Kelly Waddell Driver Kelly Waddell Driver age 53 born October 24th 1959 died July 28th 2013. Kelly was a loving wife to her husband Connie and a devoted mother to her son Shawn. Kelly will be missed by everyone who knew her. Kelly was preceded in death by her parents George and Mayola Waddell and a special niece Shannon Minshew. She is survived by her husband Connie Driver of the home: one son...
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Rachel Creech Joyner

July 14, 1939 - July 23, 2013

Rachel Beatrice Creech Joyner Rachel Joyner age 74 passed away Tuesday July 23rd 2013. Rachel was born July 14, 1939 in Wilson, NC the daughter of George and Beatrice Creech. She Married Gordon L. Joyner in 1956. Rachel was a devoted wife of 55 years and mother to three sons, Michael Lee, Mark Wayne (Deceased) and Gary Ray. She diligently and faithfully endured the rigors and challenges of a...
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Dorothy Geneva Cashatt

August 21, 1936 - July 18, 2013

Dorothy Geneva Cashatt was born, August 21, 1936 in Wayne County, NC and spent her early childhood there. She departed this life on Thursday, July 18, 2013 at Wilson Medical Center in Wilson, NC. She was preceded in death by her parents, Matt Ranson Lancaster and Bessie Andres Lancaster. She met and married James Elton Ward and to this union three sons were born. Later she married John Albert...
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Yvonne Hudson "Nana" Norton

June 22, 1949 - July 17, 2013

Yvonne Hudson "Nana" Norton, age 64 passed away Wednesday, July 17, 2013 at home surrounded by her loving family and friends. She was preceded in death by her father, Grady Eugene Hudson; sister, Joyce Hudson. She is survived by her husband, Rodney Norton of the home; mother, Sarah Hudson; son, Bryan Covington of Wilson; daughter, Joy Covington Comstock and husband Marcus of Wilson, Co.; step...
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