Donald Herring

Aug 3, 2022

Donald W. Herring, 93, of Wilson, died Wednesday, August 3, 2022.

The service will be Sunday, 2:00 PM, at Wilson Memorial Service with visitation one hour before the service.

Mr. Herring was preceded in death by his wife Margaret Sanderson Herring in 2018.  He was retired from Watson Electric and was a vice-president.

He is survived by his daughters, Melanie...

Jerry Strickland

Aug 3, 2022

Jerry D. Strickland, 83, of Middlesex, died Wednesday, August 3, 2022.

A graveside service will be Friday, 10:00 AM, at Hollywood Cemetery, Middlesex.

Jerry had worked with Norfolk Southern Railroad.

He is survived by his wife, Ruth Whitley Strickland; daughter, Kelly Lancaster (Michael) of Sims; son, Tracy Strickland of Middlesex.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Cragmont...

Bettie West

Aug 1, 2022

Bettie Rouse West, 77, of Wilson, passed on Monday, August 1, 2022.

Visitation will be held at Wilson Memorial Service on Wednesday, August 3 from 6:30-8:00 PM.  A graveside service will be held on Thursday, August 4 at 11:00 AM at Maplewood Cemetery.

Bettie was born on April 9, 1945 in Kinston, North Carolina.  Bettie, who is survived by her...

Catherine Gill

Jul 31, 2022

Catherine Carter Gill, 88, of Wilson, passed away Sunday, July 31, 2022.

The family will receive friends Friday August 5, from 5:00 – 7:00 pm at the home of Russ and Louise Dillard.

She is survived by her daughters Louise Dillard (Russ) and Bain Schultz (Ed); grandchildren, Sarah Stump (Bo), Gillian Dillard, William Schultz, and Nathan Schultz; great-granddaughter, Catherine Love...

Steven Harkins

Jul 29, 2022

Steven Whitley Harkins, 63, of Wilson, died July 29, 2022.

He is survived by his wife Sherrie; mother, Betty; brothers, Rod and Wes, and wife, Joy.

To honor his wishes, a service for the family will be held at a later date.


Darlor "Deanie" Baker

Jul 25, 2022

Darlor Dean “Deanie” Pridgen Baker, 88, died Monday, July 25, 2022.

A graveside service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, July 28, at Forest Hills Cemetery in Nashville. Dr. William Presnell and Rev. Paul Weaver will officiate the service.

Mrs. Baker was born July 22, 1934, to Robert Lee and Martha Ada Ward Everette Pridgen in Nash County and she grew up in the Oak Level Community. She graduated from Nashville High School in 1952. She was a bookkeeper at Wilkerson-Bullock Insurance Company in Rocky Mount...

Billy Deans

Jul 23, 2022


William “Billy” H. Deans, 88, of Wilson, died Saturday, July 23, 2022.

Funeral, Wilson Memorial Service, Wednesday, 11:00 AM, followed by a time of visiting and sharing.

Surviving are his sons, William Michael “Mike” Deans (Jan) and Clifton Gregory “Greg” Deans, both of Tarboro; grandson, William Strickland “Strick” Deans (Emily) of Tarboro; great-grandchildren, William “Rivers” Deans and “Palmer” Morgan...

Joe C. Musgrave

Jul 23, 2022


Joe C. Musgrave, 85, of Wilson, died Saturday, July 23, 2022.

Funeral, Evergreen Memorial Park Mausoleum, Tuesday, 10:00 AM, conducted by Rev. Glenn Hill.

Surviving is his wife, Linda Hinchey Musgrave; daughters, Barbie Furci (Bobby) of New Zealand and Wendy Sandy (Ryan) of Cary; step-son, David Dorsey (Mollie) of Wilson; grandchildren, Rob and Brice Furci, Zack, Logan and Bladen...

Myrtle Mercer Lamm

Jul 19, 2022

Myrtle Mercer Lamm, 94, passed away peacefully on July 19, 2022.

A celebration of her life will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, July 22nd at Wilson Memorial Service, with burial to follow at Maplewood Cemetery in Wilson.

Myrtle was born in Black Creek, North Carolina, on April 15, 1928, to the late Charles and Esther Britt Mercer. She...

Jane Royal Owen

Jul 18, 2022

Jane Royal Owen, 88, of Durham, formerly of Wilson, died Monday, July 18, 2022.

A private graveside service will be held at a later date at the Owen Family Cemetery, Jarratt, VA.

Mrs. Owen is survived by her daughters, Elizabeth O. Smith of Wilson, Lynda J. Owen of Raleigh, and Kathryn O. Fluta (Mark) of Wilmington; grandchildren, Michael Owen Smith...

Red Davis, Jr.

Jul 18, 2022

Walter “Red” Davis, 87, of Elm City, died Monday, July 18, 2022.

Funeral, Thursday, 10:00 AM, Evergreen Memorial Park.

Mr. Davis was preceded in death by his wife, Margie Renfrow Davis; sisters, Alice Gibbs, Tinnie Garris and Jean Glassey; brother, Wayne Davis.

He is survived by his son, Chris Davis (Paula) of Elm City; granddaughter, Brittany Mitchell (Jo); sisters, Shirley...

David Allen Carter

Jul 17, 2022

David Allen Carter, age 61, of New Bern, died suddenly Sunday, July 17, 2022.

Funeral, Friday, 6:00 PM, Wilson Memorial Service, conducted by Minister Kirk Sams, a life-long brother in Christ, followed by a time of visiting and sharing.

Surviving is his loving wife and soulmate of 33 years, Kathy Beacham Carter; sons, Matthew Carter (Ashley) and their children, Katie Carter,...

Rev. Merrill Davis

Jul 15, 2022

Rev. Merrill Lawton Davis, 68, of Fremont, died Friday, July 15, 2022.

Funeral, Tuesday, 6:00 PM, Pike’s Crossroads PH Church, 2494 Pikeville-Princeton Rd, Pikeville, conducted by Rev. Ferrell Hardison, followed by a time of visiting and sharing in the fellowship hall. 

Reverend Merrill Davis served as both pastor and teacher for more than forty years to several different churches within the...

Walter V. Bass, Jr.

Jul 11, 2022

Walter Vann Bass, Jr., 75, of Garner, died Monday, July 11, 2022.

Funeral, Thursday, 2:00 PM, Shiloh Baptist Church, 3414 N Shiloh Rd, Garner, followed by visitation.

Walter was preceded in death by his parents, Rev. Walter V. Bass, Sr. and Mildred Pope Bass.

Walter is survived by his wife of 54 years, Cile Bass; son, Brian Bass and wife,...

Reide Bynum

Jul 10, 2022

Reide Watson Bynum, 78, of Stantonsburg, died Sunday, July 10, 2022.

Funeral, Wednesday, 11:00 AM, Stantonsburg United Methodist Church.  Interment, Stantonsburg Cemetery.  The family will be at Wilson Memorial Service, Tuesday, 6:30- 8:00 PM.

Mrs. Bynum was born in Wilson on September 19,1943 to H.L. Watson and Rachel Monk Watson.  She graduated from St. Mary’s Junior College where she was...

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