Johnson Funerals and Cremations - English

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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Jennie May Beal

January 9, 1931 - November 21, 2014

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John Earl Smith

August 24, 1927 - November 20, 2014

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Payson Lee Whitman

November 18, 1923 - November 17, 2014

Payson Lee Whitman, 90, was called to his heavenly home Monday, Nov. 17th. He was born on Nov. 18th 1923 to the late Garland and Julia Whitman. Payson was a retired landscaper.He is survived by 3 sons; Gene of Clayton, Lewis of Newport and Donnie of Newport, 2 sisters; Inez Cooper of Nashville and Pearl Fitzgerald of Henderson, one brother Eugene Whitman of Rocky Mount 9 grandchildren, 17 great...
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Marjorie Delores Bryant

July 10, 1944 - November 15, 2014

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Brenda Joyce Adams

January 26, 1947 - November 15, 2014

Brenda Joyce Adams went to be with her Lord on Saturday November 15, 2014. Brenda loved life and her family she had a strong will and faced every change with a positive attitude. She was a long time member of Avalon Baptist Church and worked at Kaba Ilco for 36 years. Brenda was preceded in death by her Nephew Travis Lee Adams; she is survived by her parents Jesse Lee and Anna Belle Adams,...
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Joseph Thomas Wood

July 1, 1936 - November 12, 2014

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Peter Tapia

January 28, 1932 - November 10, 2014

His doctors called him The Iron Man. To his children, he was a beloved father and friend. To his grandchildren, much the same. To his fellow Marines he was simply, a brother. To his neighbors and others met in his path, he was a wonderful man - a symbol of determination, loyalty, and kindness. Peter was born January 28, 1932, in Mercedes, Texas, to Pedro Sandoval and Victoria Zapata....
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Linda Marie Webb

April 18, 1931 - November 9, 2014

Linda Marie Perry Strickland Webb, 83, passed away peacefully, November 9, 2014 at her home after a very long illness. An Angel among us who loved everyone she met. Marie was preceded in the death by her first husband W. B. Strickland, Jr. and her husband Russell Allen Webb, sisters, Betty Sue Perry, Lillie Lou Hicks, Ruby Taylor and Margaret Taylor, brothers Bruce Perry and Kenneth Perry.She...
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Edith Geraldine Bass

June 9, 1928 - November 6, 2014

Geraldine Coley Bass Geraldine C. Bass, formerly of Rocky Mount, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Thursday, November 6, 2014. She was born in Nash County to the late C. Bolton and Tellie Culpepper Coley June 9, 1928. She was married to the late Alton Louis Bass. She loved to sing and was in the choir at West Haven Presbyterian Church where she served as secretary for many years...
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Madgie Lee Macklin

February 5, 1920 - October 24, 2014

Madgie Lee Shearin Macklin Madgie Lee Shearin Macklin, 94, passed away on Friday, October 24, 2014. She was born February 5, 1920, in Halifax County, NC, to John Wesley and Jennie Patterson Shearin. Because of her high academic record by 6th grade, she was one of three students allowed to move up to 8th grade. She graduated from Aurelian Springs High School. She married Charlie Kempt Macklin on...
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Ruby Lane Gardner

January 13, 1925 - October 18, 2014

Ruby Lane Batchelor Narron Gardner January 13, 1925 - October 18, 2014 Ruby entered into eternal peace on Saturday, October 18th 2014.She was born to the late Fannie Moss and Edward Claudis Batchelor on January 13th, 1925. She is preceded in death by her first husband George “Runt” Narron and 2nd husband Marvin Gardner.Also preceded by sisters Edna B Hayes (Floyd), Hazel B Williams ...
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Phyllis Geraldine Byrne

April 11, 1917 - October 15, 2014

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Billy Randall Hare

July 2, 1935 - October 13, 2014

Billy Randall Hare Billy Randall Hare, born July 2, 1935 to William H Hare and Viodie Renfrow Hare, died October 13, 2014.Billy is survived by his sister, Janice Faye Hare Thrift, nieces, Sandra Saudree and husband, Mike and Pat Ross and husband, Micheal, nephew, Randall Scott Hare and wife, Jamie, great nephews, John Michael Saudree, Brandon Scott Hare, Randall Scott Hare, Jr., Caleb Brent Moss...
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Dorothy Bass Styons

September 29, 1928 - October 10, 2014

Dorothy Bass Styons, formerly of Plymouth, North Carolina, went to be with the angels on Friday, October 10, 2014, just after her 86th birthday. Dorothy was a beloved daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was born on September 29, 1928, and was raised in Rocky Mount, NC, but later moved to Plymouth, NC, where she spent most of her adulthood. Dorothy resided the...
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Fernie Columbus Letchworth

April 6, 1920 - October 7, 2014

Fernie Columbus Letchworth, age 94, departed this earthly life on Tuesday morning, October 07, 2014 in the Veterans Hospital in Durham, NC. F.C. was born on April 6th, 1920 in Edgecombe County, to the late Clarence and Lucy Letchworth. F.C. was a Staff Sergeant in the United States Army. He was a Veteran of World War II and the Korean War. He was awarded the Purple Heart for wounds...
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Helen Greene Collins

January 22, 1927 - October 3, 2014

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Diane Lillian Dettman

November 28, 1941 - October 2, 2014

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Edward Anthony Steiner

March 23, 1943 - September 16, 2014

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Raymond Roy Keeter

April 1, 1919 - September 16, 2014

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Ruben Gerial Proctor

February 9, 1926 - September 12, 2014

Mr. Ruben Gerial Proctor, age 88 passed away on September 12, 2014 in Rocky Mount, NC.Ruben was born on February 9th , 1926 in Wilson County, NC. He served in the Navy during WWII, in the Pacific from October 19th , 1944 until July 13th, 1946. Ruben married Mildred Baker on February 12th, 1950, moved to Rocky Mount and began his career with Atlantic Coast Line Railroad. He retired...
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Frances Strickland Salsburg

June 14, 1923 - September 9, 2014

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Joan Hartley

March 17, 1937 - September 8, 2014

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Faye Small Conner

August 4, 1941 - September 5, 2014

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Frances Naomi Jones

October 11, 1928 - September 3, 2014

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Gay Marie Jackson

July 25, 1930 - August 22, 2014

Mrs. Gay Marie Jackson, age 84 passed away in the Nash UNC Hospital in Rocky Mount on August 22, 2014.She is preceded in death by her husband Charlie Lee Jackson, her mother Effie Gay Harper and father Jasper Harper.She is survived by her daughter: Betty Lou and Dale Armstrong of Jacksonville, Florida, two sons: Martin Lee and Lisa Jackson of Rocky Mount and Ricky Lynn and Arlene Jackson of Rocky...
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John Henry Williams

January 18, 1937 - August 17, 2014

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Arthur Edward Hill

May 30, 1933 - August 12, 2014

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Elsa Dennis

September 21, 1929 - August 12, 2014

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Richard Philip Rogers

March 20, 1918 - August 9, 2014

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Dorothy Ramona Flowers

March 31, 1929 - August 5, 2014

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Duncan Lee Buchanan

November 4, 1950 - August 2, 2014

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Margaret Ann Jones

August 18, 1939 - July 28, 2014

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Penelope Harris

August 3, 1921 - July 28, 2014

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Shankerlal Khimji Thaker

November 8, 1938 - July 21, 2014

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Martin Owens Pittman

August 11, 1953 - July 19, 2014

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Marguerite Anna Brewer

September 1, 1921 - July 18, 2014

Marguerite K. Brewer, 92, of Rocky Mount, passed away on Friday, July 18, 2014. She was preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, Clyde Heyward Brewer, her parents, John and Eugenia Krauss, and her brothers, John and Howard Krauss.She is survived by her sons, Bill Brewer and Gary Brewer and his wife Claudia; her grandchildren, Nicole, Kevin, and Kelly; and her great-grandchildren, Blakely and...
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JoAnn Kelly Brown

May 25, 1943 - July 12, 2014

Our loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend Jo Ann Kelly Brown went home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Saturday while surrounded by her family. To know Jo Ann was to know love, kindness, compassion and a true servant of Christ.Jo Ann enjoyed knitting, gardening, traveling, camping and spending time with her friends, family and grandkids.She is preceded in death by her sister...
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Donald Wade Bowen

February 18, 1951 - July 10, 2014

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Harvey Guy Pittman

October 13, 1931 - July 8, 2014

Mr. Harvey Guy Pittman, Jr. age 82 of Nashville passed away peacefully at his home on July 8, 2014. He was born on October 13, 1931 to Mary Leona and Harvey Guy Pittman, Sr. in Rocky Mount, NC. He graduated from Nashville High School in 1949. He entered the US Army in 1952 during the Korean War. He completed training as a Medic at Fort Hood Texas. He was a charter member of Birchwood Country...
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Joseph Randolph Morris

August 13, 1952 - July 7, 2014

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Sandra Louise Bazzle

February 22, 1941 - June 29, 2014

Sandra Louise Forbes Bazzle, age 73, of Rocky Mount passed away Sunday, June 29, 2014 at Vidant Medical Center in Greenville, NC. Sandra graduated from Rocky Mount Senior High School and Parkview School of Nursing. She was an accomplished registered nurse, and one-on-one patient care was her passion. Sandra retired from the Operating Room at Nash General Hospital. Sandra has...
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Patricia Ruth Anderson

October 22, 1937 - June 23, 2014

Patricia Parrish Anderson, 76 passed away peacefully at her home in Greensboro on June 23, 2014. She was born October 22, 1937 in Nash County, NC. Pat was the daughter of the late Willard Lee, Jr. and Ruth Hocutt Parrish. Pat graduated from Rocky Mount Senior High School and went on to spend a year at Women’s College (now UNCG). After leaving WC, Pat married the late Micajah Vaughan...
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Albert Donald Joyner

September 9, 1931 - June 6, 2014

Mr. Albert Donald Joyner Jr., age 82, of Plymouth, NC passed away June 6, 2014 at the Vidant Medical Center, Greenville, after a short illness.He was preceded in death by his wife, Pearl, of 60 years. He is survived by his three sons, Donald Joyner of Farmville, Robert Joyner of Rocky Mount, and Ed Joyner of San Diego, CA, 9 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren, and 2 great-great-grandchildren...
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Dalton E. Harts

March 9, 1952 - June 6, 2014

Dalton Edward Harts, age 62, of Rocky Mount, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, June 6, 2014, at the Greenville Inpatient Hospice. He was preceded in death by his parents, William “Bill” and Linda Baker Harts, his first wife, Rachel Connelly Harts, and his daughter, Rachel Lauretta Harts. He is survived by his wife, Joanne Thomas Harts; his son, Dallas C. Harts, both of Rocky...
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Yvonne Boseman

October 2, 1953 - April 20, 2014

Yvonne Boseman Yvonne Boseman age 60 passed away Sunday April 20, 2014. Yvonne was a loving mother and grandmother, her family was a very important part of her life, she loved sitting outdoors and watching the beauty of nature especially the birds and her flowers. Yvonne also loved cooking and sewing. Yvonne was preceded in death by her husband Phil Boseman. She is survived by her son Phillip...
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Kathleen Turner Batts

October 10, 1930 - April 6, 2014

Mrs. Kathleen T. Batts, age 83 passed away in the Kindred Care of Rocky Mount on April 6, 2014. She was a member of the Union Missionary Baptist Church, Rocky Mount for more than 50 years, where she sang in the choir, played the organ, and was youth choir director. She loved to work in her yard and garden. She is preceded in death by her husband Chester Batts, mother and father Nannie and...
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Lawrence Danny Armstrong

May 23, 1954 - April 3, 2014

Lawrence Daniel "Danny" Armstrong, age 59, passed away on April 3, 2014. He was born in Rocky Mount, NC and to Lonnie Ray and Jean Armstrong. Danny was an avid sportsman who loved hunting and fishing. He worked at International Paper in Momeyer, NC for 26 years as a shipping foreman. He was a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church in Nashville, NC where he also played piano for four years....
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John Alfred Dew

January 22, 1957 - March 29, 2014

Johnny Alfred Dew, age 57, of Bunn, North Carolina passed away on March 29th. Johnny was born in Rocky Mount, North Carolina on January 22, 1957. He graduated from Northern Nash Senior High School where he excelled in baseball. Johnny was a man of many talents. God gave him a beautiful voice and a musical ear to play the guitar to any type of music. One of his favorite past times was playing...
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Linda Faye Bunn

December 15, 1950 - March 28, 2014

Mrs Linda Preast Bunn, age 63 passed away peacefully Friday, March 28, 2014 at Vidant Medical Center in Greenville, North Carolina. She was a lifelong resident of Rocky Mount, North Carolina. She was born in Nash County, NC, on December 15, 1950. Linda was a loving, compassionate wife, mother and grandmother. She was very much devoted to her children and grandchildren and she had a special...
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Mario Harris Deans

November 12, 1987 - March 28, 2014

Mario "Marty" Deans, age 26, entered into eternity on March 28, 2014. He was born in Rocky Mount, NC. He was preceded in death by his dad, Danny G. Deans; his maternal grandfather, William Henry "Bill" Melton; his maternal great grandmother, Violet Irene Worrell; and his paternal grandmother, Molly Champion. He was survived by his mother, Gail Melton Edwards and step-father, Harry Edwards of...
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Earline Caul

October 20, 1939 - March 27, 2014

Earline Caul, age 74, passed away on March 27, 2014. She was born in Nashville, NC, and worked for many years as an administrative assistant. She was preceded in death by her parents, William McKinley Davis and Mazola Williams Garnett, both of Nashville, NC and a loving stepfather, Christopher Garnett ; two brothers, Nathaniel Williams, Sr. and Van Arthur Davis; and one sister, Carolyn Davis....
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Edwin Lee Sloan

July 5, 1954 - March 26, 2014


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Mittie King Carroll

September 12, 1924 - March 23, 2014

Ms. Mittie Lee King Carroll, age 89 passed away Sunday, March 23, 2014 at her daughters home in Pinetops. She was born in Nash County, North Carolina, on September 12, 1924 to William Howard and Clora King Carroll. She was a devoted mother and friend. She is preceded in death by her husband Sam Sterling Carroll, Sr. and daughter Elaine Elizabeth. Mittie is survived by a loving family...
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Madeline Jones Andersen

January 31, 1924 - March 22, 2014

Madeline Jones Andersen, age 90, passed away on Saturday, March 22, 2014 at Breckenridge Retirement Center in Rocky Mount, NC. She was born in Wake County, NC on Jan. 31, 1924. She was preceded in death by her parents, Walter R. Jones and Ina Mooneyham Jones; her brother Walter R. Jones Jr. ; sisters Helen Wall, Francis Holleman, and Eloise Blackwelder, and her husband of 49 years, William A....
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Harvey Franklin Long, Sr.

July 10, 1945 - March 21, 2014

Harvey Franklin "Frankie" Long, Sr., age 68, passed away on March 21, 2014. He was born in Oxford in Granville County, North Carolina, to the late Harvey W. and Stacy Long. After living in Burlington, NC, he moved to Rocky Mount, NC, where he was employed for twenty years at Phillips Fibers/American Fibers and Yarn. Frankie was a decorated Vietnam Veteran earning the purple heart and code of...
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Mary Marie Turner

April 23, 1930 - March 19, 2014

Mrs. Mary Marie Turner, age 83 passed away on March 19, 2014 at her home in Rocky Mount. She preceded in death by her parents Wesley Williams and Emma Kennedy, her husband S. T. Turner, and son Steve Turner, two grandchildren: Ashley Paul Turner and Lisa Mullinax. She was a member of the Ridgecrest Worship Center in Rocky Mount. She is survived by her daughter Barbara Turner Sturges of...
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Angel Santa Maria Martinez

January 22, 1950 - March 13, 2014

Angel Santamaria Martinez tenia 64 anas de edad, macido en Mexico estado de Guerrero en Enero 22, del 1950. Fallecio Mar 20 10 del 2014 a las 16 horas del dia. Angel era una persona alegre, divertido y le encantava convivir con toda su famillia y los de mas. Y aunque el ya no este con nosotras siempre vivira en nuestros corazones. Servicios se celebrará en Johnson entierros y cremaciones, lunes...
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Darwell Griffin Daniels

June 10, 1935 - March 12, 2014

Darwell Griffin Daniels, age 78, passed away Wednesday, March 12, 2014. She was the daughter of the late Sidney Thomas Griffin and Katie Hunt Griffin. She was proceeded in death by her loving husband of 58 years, William "Billy" Daniels. She is survived by her daughters, Debbie Hodges of Rocky Mount, Jan Daniels of Chesterfield VA, and Libba Daniels of Nashville; her grandsons, Michael Hodges...
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Hazel Parker Turner

November 3, 1931 - March 11, 2014

Hazel Parker Turner Hazel Parker Turner, 82, was called home by the Lord on March 11, 2014. She was a devoted wife of her husband, Spencer Morris Turner for 60 years. She loved her family, her church and especially her Sunday school class. She was a member of Parkwood Baptist Church. Hazel is survived by her husband, Spencer Morris Turner of the home, one son, Glenn Morris of Rocky...
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John Alton Buddy Williams, Sr.

May 8, 1948 - March 8, 2014

John Alton (Buddy) Williams, USN, Retired, weighed anchor to sail on his final voyage on March 8, 2014 after a valiant and courageous war against cancer. Preceding him in death were his father, Johnie Augustus Williams, mother, Hazel Marie Williams, and a granddaughter, Honesty Marie Williams. "Buddy" leaves behind to cherish his memory his wife, Brenda, and his children, John Jr. (Christy)...
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John Joseph Stephenson

September 10, 1937 - March 8, 2014

Mr. John Joseph Stephenson, age 76 of Rocky Mount passed away on Saturday, March 8, 2014 in the Kitty Askins Hospice Center, Goldsboro. He is the son of John Joseph Stephenson and Anna Meehan Stephenson. He is survived by his wife Caroline Brennan Stephenson of the home. A Memorial Services will be held on Wednesday, March 12, 2014 at 1:00 pm at Johnson Funerals and Cremations, 661 English...
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Tammy Raye Evans

June 30, 1977 - March 2, 2014

Tammy Ray Evans was born June 30, 1977 and passed away March 2, 2014. She loved her two sons with all her heart, and also loved art, fishing and flowers. Tammy is survived by her two sons, Dylan Ray Evans and Joshua Landon Cadena; parents, Billy and Billie Raye Evans; brother, Billy M. Evans, Jr. and wife, Crystal; two nieces, Amber Evans and Jenna Evans and great-niece, Peyton Edmundson. ...
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Elizabeth Hermens Tart

December 1, 1935 - February 20, 2014

Mrs. Elizabeth "Betty" Tart, 78, of Rocky Mount went to be with the Lord on Thursday, February 20, 2014. Betty was born 12-1-1935 in The Dalles, OR. She moved to California at the age of six. She spent most of her school years in California. She met and married her husband of 58 years Grady Tart and they lived together in North Carolina until he passed in January of this year. ...
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Marie Stella King

February 2, 1922 - February 18, 2014

Marie S. King, 92, a resident of Rocky Mount, NC, died on February 18, 2014 at Crofton Care and Rehabilitation Center in Crofton, Maryland. She was born February 2, 1922 in Baltimore, MD, where she was raised. She was honored on March 27, 2004 for her distinguished service rendered during World War II by the American Rosie the Riveter Association. During her career, Ms. King worked at the...
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Marie Vlk Winner

December 29, 1945 - February 18, 2014

Marie Vlk Winner, 68 passed away Tuesday, February 18th 2014. She was born December 29th, 1945 in Petersburg General Hospital, Petersburg, VA to the late Anthony Joseph Sr and Marie Hanzlik Vlk. She was a member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church in Rocky Mount, NC. She is survived by her loving husband of 48 years, Frederick Prokop Winner, and her 14 children: Michael Winner and...
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Virginia Dare Quinon

March 26, 1921 - February 10, 2014

Mrs. Virginia Dare Jefferson Quinon, age 92 passed away February 10, 2014. She is preceded in death by her parents Wright and Annie Jefferson, her husband Joseph Quinon, three brothers: Moses, Horace and Howard Jefferson, one sister Kathleen Frazier, two nieces Elizabeth (Sister) Allen, Barbara Sykes and nephew Bob Jefferson. She is survived by her three nephews: Forbie Jefferson of Greenville...
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Wiley Lee Taylor

April 26, 1948 - February 6, 2014

Mr. Wiley Lee Taylor age 65 passed away at his home on February 6, 2014. He was born in the Nashville NC; his parents were Redmond "Bud" Taylor and Corene Mosley Taylor. He is preceded in death by his parents, a son Timothy Lee Taylor, two brothers Mike and Clayton Taylor. He is survived by his wife Annie Taylor, daughter Jennifer Taylor and James Warren of Oak City, grandchildren: Tyler...
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Ronnie Lee Pierce, Sr.

March 18, 1945 - January 31, 2014

Mr. Ronald Lee Pierce, Sr. age 68 passed away in the Vidant Medical Center, Greenville on January 31, 2014. He is preceded in death by his mother and father Hazel and Clarence Pierce, brother Billy Ray Pierce. Ronnie is survived by his wife Judy Pierce of the home, Nashville, son Ron Pierce (Wendy) of High Point, grandchildren: Luke, Adam, Matthew, Emily, two brothers: L. C. Pierce of...
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Ronald Lee Pierce, Sr

March 18, 1945 - January 31, 2014

Mr. Ronald Lee Pierce, Sr. age 68 passed away in the Vidant Medical Center, Greenville on January 31, 2014. He is preceded in death by his mother and father Hazel and Clarence Pierce, brother Billy Ray Pierce. Ronnie is survived by his wife Judy Pierce of the home, Nashville, son Ron Pierce (Wendy) of High Point, grandchildren: Luke, Adam, Matthew, Emily, two brothers: L. C. Pierce of...
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Grady Tart

March 26, 1933 - January 11, 2014

Mr. Grady Tart, 80, of Rocky Mount went to be with the Lord on Saturday, January 11, 2014. Grady is survived by his wife, (Betty) Elizabeth Tart of Rocky Mount, two children, Grady Ray Tart, Jr. of Rocky Mount and Kay Moss of Nashville, two sisters, Brenda M Swonke and Hazel Thomas. A memorial service will be held to celebrate his life on Saturday, January 18, 2014, at 7:00 PM in the...
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Ruby Inez Simmons

February 11, 1930 - January 11, 2014

Mrs. Ruby Inez Simmons, age 83, passed away at her home on January 11, 2014, surrounded by her family. She worked with Nationwide Insurance and Thompson Insurance Agency for more than 17 years. She loved gardening, preserving food, travelling and her family. She was preceded in death by father and mother, John Thomas Pittman and Ruby Newsom Worrell; her step-father, Lawrence...
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Luna Marie Justice

December 1, 1932 - January 6, 2014

Luna Marie Justice, 81, of Rocky Mount passed away Monday, January 6, 2014. She was born in Fountain, NC on Dec. 1, 1932 to the late Fred and Luna Tyndall. Marie graduated from Farmville High School and the following year married the late Dalton Earl Justice. Marie is survived by 2 children, Jeny Justice, 59 of Rocky Mount and Neal Justice, 50, also of Rocky Mount, NC. A funeral...
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David Chris Taylor, Jr

December 5, 1962 - January 3, 2014

Mr. David Chris Taylor, Jr, age 51 passed away on January 3, 2014 surrounded by his family. He is preceded in death by his mother Lorene Parker Taylor and sister Melinda Taylor Bone. He is survived by his father David Chris Taylor, Sr., sister Tammy Taylor and Tim Bailey of Castalia, brother in law Matt Bone of Nashville, niece Destiny Anderson of Nashville and two nephews Dalton Owens of...
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Steve Allen gurganus, Jr

August 23, 1981 - December 30, 2013

Steve Allen Gurganus, Jr., passed into eternity on December 29, 2013. He loved the Carolina Tarheels, baseball and his son, Bentley. He was predeceased by his grandfather, Wiley Lancaster; and his grandparents, Ben and Carol Glisson. He is survived by his parents, Steve and Joyce Gurganus; his wife, Christian; one son, Bentley Gurganus; one sister, Jennifer Gurganus; one brother,...
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Hazel Webb Glover

December 25, 2013

Hazel Glover, passed away Wednesday, December 25, 2013 surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Wilson County to Wiley and Pearl R. Webb. She was predeceased by her husband, Bobby Glover, mother, Pearl R. Webb and father, Wiley James Webb, brother, Frank Webb, sister, Bettye Webb and granddaughter, Brittany Nichole Glover. Hazel was known for her smile and quick wit, her great love of...
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Judith Gray Vester

December 20, 1942 - December 24, 2013

Judy Gray Vester, 71, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, December 24, 2013 after a brief illness. Born in Wilmington, NC on December 20, 1942, she was the daughter of the late William Walton Gray and Elsie Lynch Gray of Rocky Mount. She retired from RBC Centura in 2007. She is survived by her husband, Bobby Vester; a son, Will Viverette and wife Debbie of Wilson; two daughters, Sherri Debolt...
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Cecil Gernie Jones

December 30, 1933 - November 29, 2013

Cecil Gernie Jones was born December 30, 1933. He was a loving Father, Husband, Papa and friend to all those that knew him. He loved fishing, baseball and watching old western movies. His favorites were Gunsmoke, Clint Eastwood, Charles Bronson and the Dirty Dozen. He loved spending time with family and at Christmas time opening presents, sharing joy, laughter, food and talking about the...
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Richard "Blue" Bottoms, Jr.

November 30, 1943 - November 25, 2013

Richard Carl Bottoms Jr. (Blue) passed away on Monday, November 25, 2013. He was 69. Born in Rocky Mount on November 30, 1943, he was the son of the late Carl and Mable Bottoms. He was preceded in death by his mother and father, Carl and Mable Bottoms, two brothers, Jeffery Bottoms and Douglas Bottoms, and three sisters, Carlette Luper, Sally Edwards, and Bonnie Bottoms. Left to cherish his...
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Lois Ivey Moore

February 11, 1937 - November 23, 2013


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Kenneth Gorman Parrisher

September 14, 1934 - November 21, 2013

Kenneth Gorman Parrisher, aka "Silver Fox", "Horseshoe King" of Sharpsburg, NC passed away November 21, 2013. He was born in Tarboro, NC on September 13, 1934. He is survived by his wife of thirty three years, Phyllis Whichard Parrisher; his sons Kenneth Parrisher and wife Rebecca of Nashville, NC; Stephen Parrisher of Rocky Mount, NC; and daughter Wanda Dean Langley and husband Enos of Wilson,...
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Selma Mary Anderson Weeks

March 23, 1924 - November 17, 2013

Rocky Mount - Selma Anderson Weeks died 3:45 AM Sunday, November 17, 2013. She was born in Waterbury, Connecticut on March 23, 1924 to the late Linwood and Nellie Denman Anderson (Mama Nell). She is preceded in death by husband Irwin Weeks and siblings, Edith Roebuck, James Anderson, Ethna Earl Anderson. Left to cherish her memory, daughters, Gail Joyner and husband Edward of Rocky Mount, NC; ...
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Larry kelby Holder

May 25, 1952 - November 15, 2013

Larry Kelby Holder, age 61, passed into the presence of our heavenly Father on November 15, 2013. He was born on May 25, 1952, in Rocky Mount, North Carolina to Lawrence "Mack" Holder and Sallie Wilson Holder. He loved bowling, golf, cooking, cruises, taking care of his granddogs and spending time with his family and church friends. He was formerly employed with Mayo Knitting Mill in...
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Lisa Jean Mullinax

September 5, 1971 - November 14, 2013

home. She was a loving daughter and sister who was always willing to help others. She was born September 5, 1971 in Newport, News Va, the daughter of the late Oscar J.L. Mullinax, Sr. and stepfather Phillip Sturges. She leaves to cherish her memory her grandmother Marie Turner, mother Barbara Turner Sturges, brother Oscar Mullinax, Jr and wife Ana, nephew Little Oscar, the love of her life...
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Doris Parker Wood

October 5, 1939 - November 14, 2013

Doris Parker Wood (Jean) passed away on Thursday, November 14, 2013.She was 74 . Born in Nash county on October 5, 1939, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Elsie Pridgen Parker. She dearly loved her family and friends. She was a humble and caring person and always had a kind word when you talked to her. She enjoyed going out to lunch at Gardner's Barbeque on Sundays with her family....
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Beulah Denton Baker

May 5, 1940 - November 9, 2013

Beulah Denton Baker, 73, went to be with the Lord on Saturday November 9, 2013. She was born in Nash County on May 5, 1940 to the late Vance Gillis and Tamer Elizabeth Pollock Denton. She was also preceded in death by her brother, Raymond Denton. She is survived by her son, William "Gillis" Baker and wife Kim of Nashville, grandchildren, Amy Long of Taylorsville, NC, Amanda Baker and...
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Mack Braswell Crickmore

June 8, 1923 - October 30, 2013

Mr. Mack Braswell Crickmore, age 90, died Wednesday, October 30, 2013. He was born on June 8, 1923 in Rocky Mount, NC. He was the son of William Alex Crickmore and Pattie Harper Crickmore. He was married for 50 years to his late wife, Mary Frances Crickmore. After high school he served in the US Navy aboard the USS Raby in World War II. He is survived by his two daughters, Patty Louise...
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Carolyn Ann Patterson

November 21, 1942 - October 24, 2013

Carolyn Goodyear Patterson Carolyn Goodyear Patterson, 70, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013 at Nash General Hospital after a lengthy illness. She was born in Dillon, SC to the late Lawrence H. and Hazel Llewellen Goodyear. Carolyn enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. She also enjoyed reading and doing her Word Search Books. She is preceded...
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Lyman Edward Owens, Sr

May 21, 1926 - October 15, 2013

Mr. Lyman Edward Owens, Sr., 87, passed away on Tuesday, October 15, 2013 at Vidant Medical Center in Greenville. The visitation will be held at 10:00 am on Saturday, October 19, 2013 at Johnson Funerals and Cremations, 661 English Road, Rocky Mount, NC. The graveside service will begin at 11:30 am, following visitation, at Mill Branch Cemetery. He was born to Estelle Hales Owens and Lyman...
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Peggy Iris Tapia

December 30, 1936 - October 14, 2013

Peggy Tapia, 76, passed away Monday, October 14, 2013. Peggy was born December 30, 1936 and was preceded in death by her parents, Marion (Red) and Gertrude Lee. She was the first policewoman with full police duties to perform, and served in the police force for 20 years in Rocky Mount and Enfield. She retired with the rank of Sergeant and the highest certification available to police...
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Mary Viola Bowen

December 3, 1951 - October 14, 2013

Mary "Viola" Bowen, 61, passed away Monday, October 14, 2013. She was born December 3, 1951 and was preceded in death by her parents, George Earnest Cockrell and Mildred Harris Cockrell, and by her beloved pet Kenzie. She graduated from Northern Nash High school. She was employed as the book keeper for the family business Hydraulic Specialty in Rocky Mount. She enjoyed crafting, spending time...
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George Bert Weaver

August 29, 1926 - October 12, 2013

George Berger Weaver "Burt" passed away Saturday October 12, 2013 at the age of 87. He was a retired railroad blacksmith for 42 years . He was preceded in death by his wife , Mable Louise Weaver, Father Will G. Weaver and Mother Lillie B. Weaver. He is survived by his Sons, George L. Weaver of Hampton, GA., Richard S. Weaver and wife Marilyn of Nashville, NC and Robert D. Weaver of Clayton,...
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Branton Brack King

July 7, 1925 - October 6, 2013

Branton B. King, 89, a resident of Rocky Mount, NC, died on October 6, 2013 at Kitty Askins Hospice Center in Goldsboro, NC. He was born July 7, 1925 in Arnold, MD, where he was raised. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy at the age of seventeen to serve in WWII and has lived over 15 years in Rocky Mount NC. Mr. King served in the U.S. Navy from 1943-1946 and served aboard LST 508 during WWII...
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Sally James Bass

July 30, 1931 - October 4, 2013

Sally James Bass, 82, passed away Friday, Oct. 4, 2013 at Kindred Care in Rocky Mount. Sally was born July 30, 1931 and was preceded in death by her parents, Marshall Prince James and Mary Lois McRae James, and by a brother, Marshall Prince James, Jr. She earned a Bachelor of Secretarial Administration from The Women's College of the University of North Carolina and a Master of Education from...
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Thelma Leonard Haig

July 22, 1913 - September 29, 2013

Thelma went home to be with her Lord, September 29, 2013. She was born July 22, 1913 in Nash County to the late George and Nora Leonard. She was preceded in death by her husband, William David (Smiley) Haig, four brothers, G.A. Leonard, Paul Leonard, Jim Leonard and Robert Leonard, one sister, Margaret Bullard. One surviving sister, Clara Dunn of Ft. Myers Fl. There are too many nieces and...
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Evelyn Warner Pittman

February 22, 1943 - September 26, 2013

Mrs. Evelyn Warner Pittman – born in Jackson, Kentucky on February 22, 1943 passed away September 26, 2013. She was preceded in death by her husband of 26 years, Robert Collier Pittman of Whitakers, NC. Evelyn leaves to cherish her memory, her son, Robert Jeffrey Pittman of Aydlett, NC and wife Diana, her daughter, Genera Pittman Vick and husband Tim of Whitakers, 3 grandchildren, April...
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Artis Joyner Skinner

August 9, 1927 - September 26, 2013

Mrs. Artis Joyner Skinner, age 86, passed away Thursday, September 26, 2013, in the Nash General Hospital, Rocky Mount, North Carolina. She was preceded in death by her husband, Garland B. Skinner, Sr.; two sons, Garland B. Skinner, Jr., and Joseph Ray Skinner; and one grandson, Jeffrey Wayne Skinner. She is survived by one son, Mitchell and wife, Rachel, Skinner of Rocky Mount; one sister...
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Jerry Allen Moore

September 9, 1945 - September 25, 2013

LTC Jerry A. Moore passed away on September 25, 2013 after a long battle with cancer. Jerry was born in 1945 in Wayne County and graduated from Goldsboro High School. He received degrees in Chemistry and Biology at East Carolina University. Jerry was preceded in death by his loving first wife, Barbara Bennett Moore, his parents, Ruth and Linwood Moore, a brother, Linwood Earl Moore, his...
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Dorothy Marshall Cummings

January 29, 1929 - September 20, 2013

Mrs. Dorothy "Dot" Mae Marshall Cummings, age 84 passed away in the Golden Living Center, Greenville on September 20, 2013. Dot was a beloved wife and mother. She found joy in serving others during her career as a labor and delivery nurse and later in life as a volunteer for handicapped children. Her love for children was never diminished even after her diagnosis of Alzheimer's. She gained...
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Jackulyn Geiger Evans

December 22, 1940 - September 19, 2013

Jackulyn Geiger Wasdin Evans – Born December 22, 1940 passed away September 19, 2013. She was preceded in death by her husband James Lee Evans of Nashville, North Carolina, first husband Franklin Wasdin of Folkston, Georgia, mother Maybel Geiger of Folkston, Georgia, and her father William Geiger of Folkston, Georgia. She is survived by her daughter, Rose Wasdin Atherton (Jay) of...
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Annie Rue Smith

January 6, 1925 - September 11, 2013


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