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The caring staff members at Johnson Funerals and Cremations are always on hand to offer assistance and answer any questions you may have. We pride ourselves on providing compassionate, understanding service to the families we serve.

At Johnson 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, we offer The Simplicity Plan® prearrangement program, an easy way to handle an important family responsibility. Johnson also accepts prearrangements made at any funeral home and offers many different plans and services to honor the life of a loved one.

Our funeral home features two large visitation rooms, each of which can be converted into two smaller rooms. Our beautiful, large chapel can seat over 200 people allowing us to meet the needs of all types of services, from an elaborate celebration to a small memorial service.


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Walter Rufus Jackson

March 28, 1927 - February 24, 2016

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William Forrest Donoghue

August 18, 1933 - February 21, 2016

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Walter Jackson Parker

July 30, 1935 - February 19, 2016

Mr. Walter Jackson “Sonny Boy” Parker, age 80 of Goldsboro, departed this life on February 19th, 2016.He was born on July 30th, 1935 in Nash County to the late George Washington Parker and Geneva Baker Parker Ashby.Walter attended Coopers High before joining the United States Air Force in 1954 and retired after 23 years of service to his country. He worked 24 years as a Maintenance...
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Sheila Diane Sloan

November 29, 1946 - February 18, 2016

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Annie Inez Christenberry

November 24, 1927 - February 16, 2016

Annie Inez Carter Christenberry 88 years of age from Nash County, was born November 24, 1927, went home to be with the Lord February 16, 2016. She was proceeded in death by her husband of 50 years Grover “Slim” Christenberry. She was employed by Belk Tyler and Rocky Mount Instruments. She leaves to cherish her memory to her loving children Beverly Miller of Nashville, Debra and Ron...
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Jerry Simms Matthews

May 28, 1967 - February 6, 2016

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Alice Hancock Bradley

May 2, 1925 - February 5, 2016

Mrs. Alice Hancock Bradley, age 90 passed away on February 5, 2016 at the Breckenridge Nursing Center, Rocky Mount.A private service was held Sunday, February 7, 2016 at the Rocky Mount Memorial Park. Arrangements are entrusted to Johnson Funerals and Cremations, 661 English Road, Rocky Mount NC. www.johnsonfuneralsandcremations.com
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John Sanford Davis

March 2, 1928 - January 30, 2016

John Sanford Davis, Jr “Junior” age 87, passed away on Saturday, January 30, 2016. He was the son of the late John Sanford Davis Sr, and Madge Cherry Davis. He was also preceded in death by one sister Sadie Mae Hicks, one brother Robert C. Davis,Mr. Davis is survived by his four sons: Michael Davis of Rocky Mount, Phillip Davis of Nashville, Robert Davis of Rocky Mount and Tim Davis...
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Charlotte Morgan Gunn

May 29, 1920 - January 28, 2016

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Emily Jones Robbins

May 1, 1930 - January 28, 2016

Mrs. Emily Jones Robbins, age 85, of Sharpsburg passed away on January 28, 2016 at her home. Her loves were her flowers, gardening, crocheting and family. She retired from the Rocky Mount Undergarment as a Master Seamstress.She is preceded in death by her husband Dallas Robbins and great grandson Brandon Pearce.She is survived by her three sons: Phillip D. and wife Cindy Robbins of Apex, J.D....
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Earnie Lee Strickland

April 7, 1920 - January 26, 2016

Earnie Lee Strickland, Sr. age 95 died peacefully on Tuesday, January 26, 2016. Born in Rocky Mount he was the son of the late Martin and Louise Strickland. Earnie served his country during WWII in the US Air Force as an aerial gunner. He was awarded the Good Conduct Medal, Air Medal, Eleven Oak Leaf Clusters, European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal, 2 Bronze Service Stars and the...
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Carol Doty Maude

January 26, 1933 - January 16, 2016

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Cherry Page Evans

July 19, 1938 - January 16, 2016

Cherry Page Evans, 77, of Nashville, NC passed away Saturday January 16, 2016.Born July 19, 1938 in Wilson, NC, she was the daughter of the late Albert Ralph Page and Frances Jones Page. She was the wife of Jackie Morris Evans Sr., her devoted husband of 58 years.Cherry grew up in Rocky Mount and graduated from Rocky Mount Senior High School in 1956. In 1957, she married Jackie M. Evans. Shortly...
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Marvin Lee Whitaker

January 1, 1948 - January 11, 2016

Marvin Lee Whitaker Sr., was born on January 1, 1948 in Edgecombe County, North Carolina to the late Thad Whitaker and Lillie Mary Lyons. He was called home to glory on January 11, 2016 at Nash General Hospital.Marvin, who was also affectionately known as "Bruh," received his early education in Edgecombe County, graduating from Phillips High School in 1966. Marvin had numerous jobs, but...
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Margaret Louise Pierce

September 26, 1925 - January 10, 2016

Margaret Louise Barnes Pierce, age 90, of Rocky Mount, North Carolina went to be with her Lord and Savior on Sunday, January 10, 2016. She was born on September 26, 1925.Louise was retired from Abbotts Laboratory. She was a devoted wife and mother.She was preceded in death by her husband, Henry Lee Pierce. Louise is survived by her four children, Henry Pierce Jr. and wife Hilda, Margaret ...
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Cynthia Lee Gordon

June 8, 1957 - January 7, 2016

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Richard Lane Bryant

April 20, 1933 - December 15, 2015

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James Earl Reason

November 8, 1943 - December 14, 2015

James “Jimmy” Reason, age 72, of Rocky Mount, passed away on December 14, 2015.He was born November 8, 1943 to Marvin and Ruby Reason in Wilson County, NC. James married Carolyn Owens in June 1962 and remained a devoted husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather for the rest of his days.In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his oldest brother, Glen Reason...
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Louis Worrell Booth

January 2, 1935 - December 13, 2015

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Kristin Faith Amerson

March 13, 1986 - December 1, 2015

Kristin Faith perished in a house fire with her beloved dog Abbey on Dec 1st 2015, in Youngsville N.C. She was born on March 13,1986 in Waynesboro Virginia. She is survived by her husband, Walter Amerson. parents Jackie and Jeffrey Fussell and Dennis Speck, her sisters Dawn Tillery and Misty Patterson , her brother Michael Fussell and numerous aunts and uncles, cousins and nephews. She is...
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James Wood Melton

October 31, 1927 - December 1, 2015

James Wood Melton, age 88, passed away on Tuesday, December 1, 2015 at Wake Med in Raleigh.He was born on October 31, 1927 in Wayne County, NC. to the late Carl F. Melton and Stella Bordeaux Melton. James served his country during the Korean conflict and was awarded the Bronze Service Star twice. When he returned from service, James began his career with Abbott Laboratories and retired after 24...
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Mary Rachel Lucas

June 16, 1921 - November 28, 2015

Mary Rachel Edwards Lucas, age 94, of Rocky Mount passed away on November 28, 2015 at Golden Living in Tarboro. Rachel was the last surviving member of Sapony Primative Baptist Church.She is preceded in death by her husband J.D. Lucas, mother and father Amanda Pittman and Ernest Edwards, two brothers: B.F. and Otis Edwards.She is survived by her sister Odelle Jefferys, special niece Connie...
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Betty Dave Parker

November 19, 1935 - November 24, 2015

Betty Gardner Parker, age 80, of Goldsboro, NC, departed this life on November 24, 2015. She was born on November 19, 1935 in Nash County to the late Atlas Hall Gardner and Erline Gardner Taylor. She worked as a sales clerk for many years at Belk Tyler’s of Goldsboro. She graduated from Rocky Mount High School in 1954 and was a member of Trinity Baptist Church f Goldsboro. ...
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Rhonda Suzette Evans

November 6, 1959 - November 24, 2015

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Opal Virginia Ezzell

July 18, 1922 - November 23, 2015

Mrs Opal Virginia Ezzell, age 93, of Durham passed away on November 23, 2015 at Rose Manor, Durham. She was a member of the Graystone Church of Durham.She is preceded in death by her husband Johnny Earl Ezzell, mother and father Elizabeth and E.O. Best and one son Thomas Ezzell.She is survived by her daughter Patsy and Harry Rose of Mebane, NC two sons Phillip Ezzell of Atlanta and Larry and...
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Janice Worsley Mayberry

November 7, 1924 - November 18, 2015

Janice Corinne Worsley Mayberry, age 91 of Rocky Mount, passed away on November 18, 2015 at The Fountains at The Albemarle.Janice was born on November 7, 1924 in Rocky Mount, NC. to the late Callie Ruffin Worsley and Paul Raymond Worsley.Mrs. Mayberry was President of Worsley Farming Company. She graduated from Rocky Mount High School in the Class of 1942 and from Mary Washington College of the...
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Charles Neal Taylor

May 3, 1958 - November 17, 2015

Charles Neal Taylor, age 57, of Rocky Mount, passed away on Tuesday, November 17, 2015 at his home. A visitation will be held on Saturday, November 21, 2015 from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM in the Chapel at Johnson Funerals and Cremations, 661 English Road, Rocky Mount, NC. A graveside service will be held on Sunday, November 22, 2015 at 2:00 PM at Pineview Cemetery. Arrangements are entrusted to...
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Robert Edward Self

June 3, 1924 - November 16, 2015

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Dolores Johnson Simmons

January 29, 1948 - November 16, 2015

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Mildred Catharina Dunham

April 9, 1936 - November 9, 2015

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George Anthony Cooke

February 17, 1959 - November 6, 2015

George Anthony (Tony) Cooke, 56, of Enfield, N.C. passed away on Friday, November 6, 2015 Tony was a graduate of Enfield Academy in 1977. He grew up loving to farm and drive the tractors. In 1992 he decided he wanted to be a fireman and he joined the Enfield Fire Department. His passion to help people in need and in trouble was all he thought about. There was never a fire alarm that went off that...
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Margaret Guy Bowles

August 25, 1924 - November 6, 2015

Margaret Guy Bowles, 91, of Rocky Mount, was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. She passed away peacefully on November 6, 2015.She was preceded in death by her husband, Melvin L. Bowles and her daughter, Penny Sellers Macklin. She is survived by her granddaughter, Anna Nelms and her husband Bryan C. Nelms of Nashville, NC and her grandson, Joseph W. Macklin, Jr. and his special friend,...
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Katie Jean Taylor

September 20, 1940 - October 27, 2015

Katie Bottoms Taylor, age 75 of Rocky Mount, NC. went to be with her Lord on Tuesday, October 27, 2015.She was born on September 20, 1940 in Edgecombe County to the late George Burnice and Polly Williams Bottoms. She worked at Montgomery Ward for roughly 37 years before she retired in 1997. She graduated from Nash Community College in Cosmetology and worked part-time in a shop at her home for...
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Sallie Lewis York Batts

February 25, 1925 - October 19, 2015

Sally York Batts, age 90, of Rocky Mount, passed away on Monday, October 19, 2015.She was born on February 25, 1925 in Rocky Mount and was the daughter of the late Neverson Cooper and Betsy Drake York.Sally is preceded in death by her husband, John Henry Batts; sisters, Janet Drake and Lucy Hutto; brothers, Cooper York and Tom York.She is survived by her son, Johnny Batts and his wife Kathy, her...
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Nell Wallace Mosely

June 16, 1920 - October 13, 2015

Nell Wallace Mosely, age 95, of Wilson passed away on October 13, 2015 at her home She was a member of New Hope Missionary Baptist Church, Wilson.She is preceded in death by her husband R.B. Mosely Jr., mother and father Della Joyner and Joseph Bell Wallace, six brothers: Merl, Earl, James, John, Roy and Emmitt, seven sisters: Ila Dawes, Mamie Weaver, Bessie Joyner, Daisy Mosley, Etta Langley,...
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Sheila Read SIDWAY

December 26, 1942 - October 11, 2015

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Joseph Scott Thorne

February 12, 1968 - October 7, 2015

Mr. Joseph Scott Thorne, age 47, of Pinetops, NC, went home to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Tuesday, October 6, 2015.He was born on February 12, 1968 to Lala Jean Rackley Thorne and the late Johnny Robert Thorne. Joseph was a Radiologic Technician and founder of Joseph’s Coat of Many Colors Mission and Outreach Ministry.He was a member of 1st Christian Church of Farmville...
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Linda Faye Morrison

September 3, 1946 - October 2, 2015

Linda Morgan Morrison, age 69 of Raleigh, went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Friday, October 2, 2015 after an extended illness at Duke Raleigh Hospital.She was born on September 3, 1946 to the late Bertis and Lessie Taylor Morgan. Linda was a graduate of Rocky Mount High School and Harburger Junior College. Linda was preceded in death by her son, Christopher Scott Cooper; her...
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Anthony Bruce Hayes

March 29, 1982 - September 30, 2015

Anthony Bruce Hayes, age 33 of Greenville, passed away Wednesday, September 30, 2015.He was born on March 29, 1982 to Bruce Hayes and Liz Schaechterle. Anthony lived a journeyman’s life. He grew up partially in Ohio; moving to North Carolina in 1994. He graduated from Northern Nash High School in 2000. After graduation, he entered the US Navy for two years. He found the Navy not to his...
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Janet Faye Harris

August 3, 1959 - September 30, 2015

.Janet Faye Harris, age 56, passed away on Wednesday, September 30, 2015.A memorial service will be held on Saturday, October 10, 2015 at 1:00 PM at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, 224 Glendale Avenue, Rocky Mount, NC. 27801Arrangements are entrusted to Johnson Funerals and Cremations, 661 English Road, Rocky Mount NC www.johnsonfuneralsandcremations.com
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Clara Wilson Searcy

September 7, 1922 - September 27, 2015

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Grover Taylor

December 17, 1919 - September 19, 2015

Mr. Grover Carlyle Taylor, age 95, passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, September 19, 2015.Born in Nash County on December 17, 1919 to the late Kader W. and Onie Joyner Taylor, Grover grew up in Nash County, tempered by the Great Depression, which taught him early to be resourceful, learn to do things for himself, and to save for a rainy day. After the divorce of his parents when he was...
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Rubie Lee Hurd

December 20, 1938 - September 17, 2015

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Eva Mae Clifton

February 16, 1936 - September 16, 2015

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David Wells Hyde

May 24, 1924 - September 8, 2015

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Jimmy Earl Taylor

March 28, 1938 - September 5, 2015

Jimmy Earl Taylor, age 77 of Rocky Mount, NC took his flight home to be with Jesus on Saturday, September 5, 2015. He was born on March 28, 1938 in Edgecombe County to the late Moses and Lena Jackson Taylor.He served in the US Army for 18 months, during some of this time station in Germany. His previous employment was with Brewer Paint and Wallpaper Company, Moore Paint and Wallpaper and he...
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Morris Johnson Hurt

July 22, 1938 - September 2, 2015

Morris J. Hurt, age 77, of Elm City, NC, passed away on Wednesday, September 2, 2015 at Duke University Medical Center. He was born on July 22, 1938 in Louisville, MS; to the late Hampton and Mae Hurt. Morris attended school in Chicago, Ill., and Louisville, MS. He took Management Courses at Mississippi State University and the University of Alabama. Morris was Manager of Construction for...
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Dorothy Whitley

February 2, 1932 - August 26, 2015

Dorothy Whitley, 83, of Nashville, NC, passed away August 26, 2015Dorothy was born in Rocky Mount to Alger and Mary Whitley on February 2, 1932. She was a member of Rock Creek Baptist Church, created prayer shawls for cancer patients, and participated in the cooking ministry. She enjoyed John Wayne movies, avidly followed The Bold and the Beautiful, and The Young and the Restless television...
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Robert Edward Battle

December 7, 1931 - August 22, 2015

Robert Edward Battle, “Student”, “Eddie B.”, “Mr. B”, eldest son of Edward and Olivia Garrett Battle, passed away peacefully on Saturday, August 22, 2015 at Nash UNC Health Care.He was born on December 7, 1931 in Edgecombe County, NC and was a graduate of Nashville High School, Nashville, NC. At an early age, he joined St. John’s Baptist Church, Red Oak....
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Iva Louise Lancaster

March 19, 1922 - August 16, 2015

Louise Dozier Lancaster, age 93, of Rocky Mount, passed away Sunday, August 16, 2015 due to complications of a broken hip incurred on June 30, 2015.She was born in Nash County on March 19, 1922, the daughter of the late Leland and Pearl Boone Dozier. In 1942, she married James David Lancaster, Sr. and moved to the Temperance Hall Community in Edgecombe County. He preceded her in death in 1986...
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Samuel George Joyner

November 28, 1956 - August 8, 2015

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Mary Virginia Cutchin

August 23, 1923 - August 3, 2015

Virginia Woodard Cutchin, age 91, of Nashville, passed away on Monday, August 3, 2015. She was the daughter of the late William Coleman Woodard and Catherine Bunn Woodard, and was married to the late Henry Wheless Cutchin, Jr. for 52 years. She is preceded in death by her son, Henry W. Cutchin, III. Mrs. Cutchin was educated at St. Mary’s School in Raleigh, NC, Majorie Webster College in...
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Edwina Stanfield Cobb

November 10, 1928 - August 1, 2015

Edwina Stanfield Cobb, age 86, of Rocky Mount, NC passed away on Saturday, August 1, 2015. She was born on November 10, 1928 to John Edgar Stanfield and Betsy Ruffin Stanfield. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Douglas M. Cobb; brothers, John Raymond Stanfield and Edgar Pittman Stanfield. Edwina is survived by her son Steve Cobb and wife Sylvia of Rocky Mount...
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Joan Carroll Morris

April 13, 1948 - July 29, 2015

Joan Carroll Morris, 67, passed away Wednesday, July 29, 2015 at Lenoir Memorial Hospital in Kinston. She was born April 13, 1948 in Nash County to the late Elmer Carroll Morris and Mildred (Billie) Wise Morris. Joan was a resident of the Caswell Development Center of Kinston. Joan had a very big personality and a huge heart. She loved to laugh and sing. She was very much a bright force and a...
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John Mark Flora

April 6, 1928 - July 28, 2015

John Mark Flora, 87, went to his heavenly home, Tuesday, July 28, 2015. He was born on April 6, 1928 in Wilson County to the late Lonnie Mark and Ora J. Flora. Preceding him in death were his brothers, Edgar L. Flora (wife Mamie), Luther W. Flora (wife Betty); his sisters, Martha Jane Smith (husband Ray), Mattie Ruth “Dot” Keeter (husband Raymond) and Marie “Pete”...
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Ann Duke Williamson

January 23, 1930 - July 26, 2015

Ann Duke Williamson of Rocky Mount passed away peacefully on July 26, 2015, surrounded by loved ones. She was born January 23, 1930 at Park View Hospital in Rocky Mount to Edwin Ferebee Duke and Elizabeth Gerald Duke. Ann was preceded in death by her parents and her son William (“Bill”) Gerald Williamson. She is survived by her son Edwin Ferebee Williamson (Mary) and daughter...
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Nancy Lou Edgerton

July 24, 1948 - July 24, 2015

NANCY MANNING EDGERTONNancy Manning Edgerton, of Pinetops, beloved wife of Ken Edgerton, passed away on July 24, 2015.Born in Rocky Mount, July 24, 1948, a daughter of the late Odis and Gladys Winstead Manning and had been a homemaker to her family.Besides her husband Ken, she is survived by her son, Wayne Edgerton and his wife Rosalba of Greenville; her daughter, Tanya Edgerton of Rocky Mount,...
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Helga Turner

March 15, 1940 - July 23, 2015

Helga Braun Godwin Turner, 75, of Nashville, formerly of Rocky Mount, went home to the Lord on Thursday, July 23, 2015. She was preceded in death by her parents, Alois and Walburga Seubert Braun, and her first husband Isaac Godwin and husband William Turner.Helga was born in Wurzburg, Germany, March 15, 1940, and had worked in the children’s program at Englewood Methodist Church until her...
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Ethel Dell Pittman

September 17, 1933 - July 8, 2015

Ethel Warren “Pinky” Pittman, age 81 of Hobgood passed away on July 8, 2015 at Nash General Hospital. She was a member of Hobgood Pentecostal Holiness Church.She is preceded in death by her husband Ransome Pittman and her mother and father, Ethel and Edward Warren.She is survived by her two daughters: Margaret Deal of Battleboro and Kay and husband Jack Weeks of Wade, NC, one son...
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Charles Edward Neville

January 28, 1938 - July 7, 2015

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Ruth Carpenter Bailey

June 14, 1929 - July 2, 2015

Ruth Carpenter Bailey, age 86 of Nashville passed away on July 2, 2015 in the Vidant Medical Center, Greenville NC. She was a member of Corinth Baptist Church.She is preceeded in death by her husband Dercie Earl Bailey, mother and father Cleora Williams and Walter Gray Carpenter SR, three brothers Alton, Walter Jr and Redmond Carpenter, sister Anna Whitman.She is survived by her daughter Kathryn...
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Jane Elizabeth Pulver

March 19, 1923 - July 1, 2015

Jane "Betty" Elizabeth Pulver passed away peacefully at home on July 1, 2015 at 92 years old. She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 67 years, Robert "Bob" Clifford Pulver. She is survived by her brother, Bob Ridley and his wife Bonnie of Venice, FL and their children, her son, Daniel and his wife Mary Eleanor of Rocky Mount, NC and her daughter, Joanne and her...
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Allie Pauline Robbins

September 18, 1922 - June 27, 2015

Mrs. Allie Pauline Robbins, age 92 passed away June 27, 2015 in the Vidant Hospice, Greenville, NC.She was a nursing Assistant for many years. Mrs. Robbins served our county in the US Navy.She was preceded in death by her husband Elijah Robbins, parents John and Catherine Bryant Ratliff.She is survived by her sister Glennie Crepps of the home and brother John Ratliff of Leesville, NC, several...
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Margaret Bass

August 5, 1930 - June 26, 2015

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Joseph Francis Randazzo

September 18, 1928 - June 21, 2015

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Ronald Elijah Coggin

February 28, 1935 - June 19, 2015

Mr. Ronald Elijah Coggin, age 80 passed away on Friday, June 19, 2015. He was born February 28, 1935 in Nash County,He was a member of Corinth Baptist Church, Nashville and served our country in the United States ArmySon of the late Keeter and Gladys Coggin.Ronald is survived by his wife of 60 years, Yvonne Coggin of the home, two daughters: Robin Bottoms of Nashville and Priscilla and Charlie...
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Nellie Mae Colbert

April 10, 1924 - June 16, 2015

Nellie Mae Jackson Colbert, age 91, left this world on June 16, 2015 and now resides in her Heavenly Home with her Lord and loved ones who went on before her.Nellie was born on April 10, 1924 to the late Clyde Jackson and Lena Jackson Jackson in Wilson County. She lost her father at a very young age and was raised by her mother and step-father, Moses Taylor. Nellie and her late husband of 63...
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Dolores Wright Kea

June 14, 1937 - June 8, 2015

Mrs. Dolores Ray Wright-Kea, formerly of Washington, NC passed on June 8, 2015 in the Nash General Hospital, Rocky Mount, NC.She graduated from the original P.S. Jones High School in Washington, NC and was known by many friends and school mates as “Dot-Tee”Dolores was the daughter of the late Willie Weston Henry “Love” and Dorothy Peyton Wright. Dolores was also the grand...
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Juanita Andrews

May 13, 1926 - June 8, 2015

Juanita Davis Andrews, 89, left this life on June 8, 2015. She was born on May 13th 1926 to Nora Mae Bulluck Davis and Roy H. Davis, their only child and grew up in Englewood. Her beloved husband, Curtis Howard Andrews, Sr. preceded her in death in 2006 after being married for fifty-nine years, lacking one week.Mrs. Andrews had been a member of First Christian Church since birth. She...
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Agnes Marie Matthews

April 16, 1925 - June 8, 2015

Agnes Pearce Matthews, RN retired, age 90, passed away on Monday, June 08, 2015 surrounded by her loving family. Agnes was born in Northampton County on April 16, 1625. She was the daughter of the late Luther Franklin Pearce, Sr. and Mariam Wheeler Pearce. She was a 1947 graduate of Parkview Hospital Nursing School.She is preceded in death by her devoted husband of 65 years, David Earl Matthews...
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Mary Lillian Lynch

August 15, 1958 - June 3, 2015

Mary "Lynn" Lynch 56 of Rocky Mt. Lynn passed away on June 3rd 2015. She was born on August 15th 1958. She is survived by her husband Charles "Buddy" Lynch of 40 years. She has 2 daughters, April Quincy of Rocky Mt and Nikki Persinger of Winterville NC. Lynn has 6 grandchildren Carson Persinger, Austin Ferrell, Madyson Quincy, Christina Quincy, Katelyn and Kayla Quincy. She...
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Rachel Virginia Rose

December 1, 1925 - May 24, 2015

Mrs. Rachel Collins Rose, age 89 of Rocky Mount, NC, passed away on May 24, 2015. She was born December 1, 1925 in Nash County. She is proceeded in death by her husband of 64 years Clarence Jasper “Jack” Rose, her sisters, Mae Burroughs, Roxie Burnette, Eva Shearin, Anges Collins, and Anne Graves, brothers Sam Collins, Herbert Collins, and William Collins. Left in...
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Horace Flowers Ward

April 29, 1930 - May 24, 2015

Rev. Horace F. Ward, 85, passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 24, 2015 at Vidant Hospice House after suffering a massive stroke. He was born in Columbus County on April 29, 1930 to the late Willie and Edith Ward. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his brother, Elbridge Ward and sisters, Hilda Henry and Gayle Christian. Left to cherish his memory are his wife of nearly...
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William Collins

October 8, 1934 - May 17, 2015

Mr. William Dallas Collins, age 80 of Died Sunday, May 17, 2015. He was Born October 8, 1934 in Nash county,He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church.Son of the Late Dallie Herbert and Nora Smith Collins.He was preceded in death by five sisters, Mae Burroughs, Eva Shearin, Roxie Burnette, Agnes Collins, Anne Graves, brothers, Samuel Collins and Herbert Collins.Surviving sisters, Rachel Rose and...
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Jane Claire Rohr

November 2, 1944 - May 9, 2015

Jane Winters Rohr age 70 left this world behind on Saturday May 9, 2015 to be with The Lord Jesus Christ in the home he has prepared for her. She was preceded in death by her father; William Winters, mother, Elenore Davis Winters, grandfather, “Uncle” Sam Davis and grandmother Lena Bulluck Davis; brother, William “Bill” Thomas Winters. Jane is survived by her husband,...
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Ernestine Corrine Winstead

June 1, 1933 - May 8, 2015

Ernestine Winstead age 81, Went to be with the Lord Friday May 8, 2015. She was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years Elijah Winstead; she is survived by her two daughters, Helen Winstead (Phil Rackley), Izeta Winstead (William Stephens), granddaughter, Christy Haggis (George), great grandson, Eli Haggis. Ernestine was a loving wife, mother and grandmother, spending time with her great...
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Dennis Gordon Jarrell

September 9, 1953 - May 5, 2015

Dennis Gordon Jarrell age 61, passed away Tuesday May 5, 2015. Dennis was preceded in death by his father, Benjamin Jarrell. He is survived by his mother, Bessie Jarrell of the home; half-sister, Brittany Howell of Mt Airy; daughter, Ashleigh Jarrell of Raleigh and son, Benjamin Thomas Jarrell.
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Jean Nerell Thompson

November 15, 1939 - May 3, 2015

Jean Hammond Thompson age 75, went to be with the Lord on Sunday May 3, 2015. She was preceded in death by her husband Bobby Lee Thompson. She is survived by her sons, Robert Bryan Thompson, Gregory Scott Thompson and wife Kelley Ann, grandchildren; Hanna and Will Thompson; brother, John Arlen Hammond Sr. and brother-in-law, Joseph Thompson and sister-in-law, Jean Greene.Visitation will be...
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Judy Raye Staton

January 22, 1942 - April 30, 2015

Judy Cone Staton age 73, went to be with the Lord on Thursday April 30, 2015. Judy passed away at her home surrounded by her loving family. Judy was born in Nash County and worked for many years taking care of children. Judy was preceded in death by her father Carlie Wilbur Cone and mother Ruby Finch Cone, a brother Danny Marshall Cone and sister Patricia Morris Cone. She is survived by her...
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Mildred Anne Medlin

May 25, 1935 - April 24, 2015

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John Elmer Ulrich

August 3, 1929 - April 20, 2015

John Elmer Ulrich age 85, went to be with the Lord on Monday April 20, 2015. John leaves behind his wife Signe Ulrich of the home.A memorial service will be held Saturday April 25, 2015 at 2:00 PM at the Englewood United Methodist Church 300 South Circle Drive Rocky Mount.
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Marilyn Sue Joyner

August 17, 1947 - April 14, 2015

Marilyn Sue Joyner, age 67, went home to be with the Lord Tuesday April 14, 2015. She was born in Nash County on August 17, 1947. She was preceded in death by both her parents Mozelle and Howell Rich and Grandparents Johnnie (Pa) and Rosa Rich (Granny). Sue is survived by her husband of 50 years, Elmer Lloyd Joyner. She is also survived by her two children Wendy Tatum and husband Duncan and Chris...
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Roger Leon Blaylock

January 21, 1951 - April 11, 2015

Arrangements under the direction of Johnson Funeral Home, ROCKY MOUNT, NC.
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Johnny Elwood Lynch

March 18, 1931 - April 8, 2015

Johnny Elwood Lynch, age 84, went to be with the Lord Wednesday April 8, 2015. He was preceded in death by his wife Laura J. Lynch. He is survived by his daughters, Veronica Adams (John) of Spring Hope, Elaine Bone (Carlton) of Nashville; Son, Stanley E. Lynch (Angie) of Red Oak; brothers, William (Bill) Lynch, Mitchell Lynch, Marvin Lynch, and sister Ellen Robbins; Grandchildren, Tammy Garcia ...
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Linda Gail Newsome

April 26, 1944 - April 8, 2015

Linda Gail Newsome age 70 passed away on Wednesday April 8, 2015. She was preceded in death by her husband Atlas Newsome, she is survived by sons Roger Newsome and James Newsome; siblings, Barbara Berry, Fay Taylor, Charles Shearin, Margaret West, Tony Shearin and David Shearin.
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Howard Frank Reed

August 19, 1915 - April 3, 2015

Arrangements under the direction of Johnson Funeral Home, ROCKY MOUNT, NC.
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Charlie Irene White

February 28, 1932 - March 29, 2015

Irene W. White (83) passed away March 29, 2015. She was born in Pamlico County, NC on Feb 28, 1932. She was the daughter of the late Charlie and Reba Whitaker White. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 44 years, Richard Moye White, Sr. and sisters: Pearl W. Dockery (Norfolk, Va); Margaret W. Paramore (SC); Eleanor W. Payne (Franklin, Va); Half brother, Odis...
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Dorothy Sue Cary

October 9, 1926 - March 28, 2015

Dorothy Beamon Cary age 88 went to be with her Lord on Saturday March 28th 2015. Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband Octavious Cary Jr, son Richard Glenn Cary and son-in-law Willard (Bo) Winstead siblings Ruby Beamon Beamon, Edwin Beamon, Leora Beamon Eason, Laura Beamon Cobb, Lula Beamon Batchelor, Geneva Beamon Joyner and Shirley Beamon Haithcock. She is survived by her son Don Cary ...
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William Curtis Leonard

November 25, 1949 - March 20, 2015

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Clarence Jasper Rose

March 23, 1925 - March 20, 2015

Mr. Clarence Jasper “Jack” Rose, age 90 of Rocky Mount, NC, passed away on March 20, 2015. He was born February 23, 1925 in Nash County.He is preceded in death by his parents William Henry Rose, Annie Sikes Rose and his sister Mamie Rose Perry.Jack worked for 33 years with Southland Life insurance company until his retirement. After retirement, he spent his time working on lawnmowers...
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Sadie Marie Bell

November 4, 1916 - March 17, 2015

Arrangements under the direction of Johnson Funeral Home, ROCKY MOUNT, NC.
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Celia C. Davis

February 3, 1919 - March 14, 2015

Mrs. Celia Colbert Davis, age 96, entered the Gates of Heaven on March 14, 2015. She was born on February 3, 1919 and was the daughter of Charlie and Chrissie Colbert. She was a member of Grace Baptist Church.She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, William Clyde Davis and a son, Charlie F. Davis, sisters, Effie Harper and Ellen Hughes, four brothers, Robert, Joe, George and John...
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Carolyn Ann Lewis

April 9, 1943 - March 12, 2015

Carolyn Ann Lewis, age 71 of Red Oak, NC, passed away on Thursday March 12, 2015. She is preceded in death by her husband Ronald Gray Lewis, parents Luther and Nettie Manning, and brother Melton Manning. She is survived by her sister Shirley Batchelor, sister-in-law Geraldine Manning, two sons Ron Lewis (Jenny) and Brad Lewis (Stephanie), and two grandchildren Maggie Jo and Sammy Lewis. ...
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Doris Inez Moore

March 14, 1926 - March 11, 2015

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Martha Ann Griffin

October 28, 1935 - March 11, 2015

Martha Ann Griffin, 79 passed away Wednesday March 11, 2015. She was born on October 28, 1935, in Johnston County to the late Jesse Wade Johnson and Mamie Capps Johnson. She was also preceded in death by her husband Charlie Griffin Jr. and a son Martin Wayne Griffin Sr.Martha was a loving and caring mother, wife, and grandmother.. She was loved by many. She was a member of Proctor's Chapel...
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Barbara Susan Carver

February 1, 1946 - March 10, 2015

Arrangements under the direction of Johnson Funeral Home, ROCKY MOUNT, NC.
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Melinda Evans Davis

January 18, 1953 - March 4, 2015

Melinda Evans Davis, age 62, of Rocky Mount passed away on March 4, 2015.She is survived by three beloved sons, Dennis Staton Davis age 39 and wife Crystal Davis, Jimmie Earl Davis age 37 and Evan Edward Davis age 23, special friend Darrin Fortier age 49.One beloved brother George Earl Evans and sister in law Ann Evans, one beloved sister Sherry Evans Larkin and brother in law James Douglas...
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Marjorie Taylor Harris

May 4, 1930 - March 3, 2015

Mrs. Marjorie Taylor Harris, age 84 of Nashville, NC, passed away at her residence on March 3, 2015.She is preceded in death by her husband Hank Harris, parents G A Taylor and Etta Bone Taylor.She is survived by her two sons Joe Dalton Evans of Nashville and Ervin Evans of Zebulon, daughter Lois Hill of Nashville, 6 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren. A graveside...
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Addie Reed

February 9, 1940 - March 2, 2015

Mrs. Addie Glynn Batts Reed, age 75 of Rocky Mount, NC, passed away in the Nash General Hospital on March 2, 2015.She is preceded in death by her parents George and OcieBatts and husband James Reed.Addie is survived by her husband Eugene Whitman of the home, sister Charlotte and husband Kenneth Matthews of Wilson, her nephew Kenny and wife Nancy Matthews Jr and great niece Megan Matthews all of...
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Gladys Inez Hinton

April 23, 1927 - March 1, 2015

Arrangements under the direction of Johnson Funeral Home, ROCKY MOUNT, NC.
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