Shenita Simon Wilder

Shenita Simon Wilder

Died Nov. 30, 2018

Shenita Simon Wilder, 45, 523 Park Ave., Goldsboro, peacefully passed away Friday.

Her life will be remembered and celebrated Monday at noon at the L.B.J. Center on the campus of Original Tabernacle of Prayer Church, with pastor Douglas Sutton officiating. She will be laid to rest in Fremont Cemetery, Fremont.

She leaves behind two sons, Darrius (Marisa) and Kristyn Wilder of the home; two precious grandchildren, Kamarra and Tristyn Wilder; mother, Brendia Wilder of Dudley; siblings: Tamara Wilder of Seven Springs, Launcelot (Lori) Wilder of Grantham, Melissa Artis of Stantonsburg and LaQueila (Dwayne) Denning of Grantham; grandmother, Irene Exum of Selma; aunts and uncles, James (Karen) Wilder of Dudley, Johnanne (Roosevelt) of Elm City, Rosemary Wilder of Fremont, Mack (Angelina) of Washington, D.C., Velma (Hobbie) Hinnant of Selma, James (Brenda) Exum of Kenly, Waddell (Marcia) Exum of Washington, D.C., and Mona Exum of Wilson; a niece and nine nephews; godsisters and godbrothers; along with a host of special relatives and friends.

Visitation will be held Sunday evening from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at Original Tabernacle of Prayer church.

The family will be receiving friends at the residence of her mother at 310 Rollingwood Drive, Dudley, where it will also assemble in preparation for the funeral procession.


Lorie Rochie Hines

Lorie Rochie Hines

April 26, 1930-Dec. 5, 2018

Lorie Rochie Hines, 88, formerly of Dudley, passed away peacefully Wednesday evening at Kitty Askins Hospice Center surrounded by her family.

She was the daughter of the late Beulah and Major Moody, and wife of the late Homer Hines.

A member of Emmaus Baptist Church, she was a former Sunday school teacher, Bible school teacher and choir member.

Mrs. Rochie loved to work in her garden and raise chickens and dogs, and most of all, she loved to play her guitar and sing.

A funeral service will be held Saturday at 3 p.m. at Emmaus Baptist Church, with the Rev. Jim Willoughby officiating. Committal will follow the service in the church cemetery.

The family will receive friends Friday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. at Shumate-Faulk Funeral Home.

Mrs. Hines is survived by her children, Lorie Hines Robertson and husband, Willy, of Sanford, Billy Daniel “Danny” Hines and wife, Laura, of Fremont and Lewis Scott “Scottie” Hines and wife, Terry, of Dudley; a son-in-law, Don Autrey of Dudley; a sister, Jimmie Dawn Davis and husband, Chuck, of Dudley; 10 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

In addition to her husband, Mrs. Hines was preceded in death by a daughter, Deborah Hines Autrey; four sisters, Dorothy Rae Jones, Nettie Prince, Cathel Mae Johnson and Betty Moody Hines; and a brother, Major Theodore “Buddy” Moody.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Heart Association, 4217 Park Place Court, Glen Allen, Va., 23060-9979.

Shumate-Faulk Funeral Home and Crematory Inc. is serving the Hines family, and online condolences may be sent through


Betty Joan Williamson Joyner

Betty Joan Williamson Joyner

Nov. 7, 1951-Dec. 5, 2018

Betty Joan Williamson Joyner, 67, Bailey, passed from this earthly life to her heavenly home surrounded by her loving husband and family at Kitty Askins Hospice Center, Goldsboro, Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018.

A memorial service celebrating her life will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7, 2018, at Joyner’s Funeral Home, 4100 Raleigh Road Parkway, Wilson, with visitation from 6 to 6:45 pm. prior to the service.

Joan was born Nov. 7, 1951, in Wilson County, daughter of the late George Thomas Williamson and Nola Mae Evans Williamson, and enjoyed being raised on the family farm near Fremont in Wayne County with her large family.

She met the love of her life, Frank Joyner, and they enjoyed 47 years of marriage.

Joan suffered from ALS, but she fought the ravages of this debilitating disease to the end. She was strong and courageous, never complaining, but accepting the challenge with faith in her Lord.

Frank was her most devoted caregiver, being there for her every need.

They were both a testimony to how faith in God’s plan will see you through adversity.

Joan loved her family, her Rock Springs Church family, community friends and former co-workers, who were so loyal in visiting and praying for her and Frank.

Joan retired from Wake County Housing Authority after 11 years of service, and having worked with Wilson Housing Authority for 19 years. She was a devoted employee, and enjoyed a camaraderie with many co-workers.

Her favorite pastimes were spending time at their beach home, fishing and boating, gardening and time with her family. She loved any activity outdoors.

Her and Frank’s coping mechanisms were prayer and humor. They laughed, prayed and cried together.

Joan is survived by her husband, Frank Joyner; grandsons, Trevor Joyner and Trey Joyner of Middlesex; brothers, Clayton Williamson and wife, Faye, G.C. Williamson and wife, Melinda, and Harold Williamson and wife, Linda; sisters, Ruth Jernigan and Velma Lancaster and husband, Wade, all of Fremont, and Darlene Bumgarner and husband, Don, of Wilson; special sister-in-law and caregiver, Joyce Brantley of Bailey; and numerous nieces and nephews, who visited and cared for her.

In addition to her parents, Joan was predeceased by her beloved sons, Michael Frank Joyner and Brian Keith Joyner, and her sisters, Ola Johnson and Sylvia Hess.

The family gives special thanks and gratitude to Dr. Bedlack’s team at Duke ALS Clinic in Durham, the staff of 3HC Hospice and Kitty Askins Hospice Center.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Rock Springs Free Will Baptist Church, P.O. Box 238, Bailey, N.C., 27807; ALS Association North Carolina Chapter 4, North Blount Street, Suite 200, Raleigh, N.C., 27601/; or Kitty Askins Hospice Center, 107 Handley Park Court, Goldsboro, N.C., 27534.

Condolences may be directed to Joyner’s Funeral Home at


Norma J. Price

Norma J Price

Sept. 9, 1933-Dec. 5, 2018

Norma JoAnne Price, 85, Goldsboro, passed away peacefully Wednesday at Kitty Askins Hospice Center surrounded by her family.

Norma was born in Stanford, Ky., the sixth child of 14 children, to Ethel King and Elmer Lee Kirkpatrick.

She was always proud of her Kentucky heritage.

Norma was married for 59 years to the late Billy Lee Price.

Norma’s life was filled with humility, kindness and a love for others that she displayed every time she smiled.

She dedicated her life to serving her family unselfishly.

Norma also enjoyed her life with the group of friends she played bingo with at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base.

She leaves behind a legacy of unconditional love and support for the people she cared about. Her enthusiasm and charm will be missed by all who knew and loved her.

A service to celebrate Norma’s life will be held Sunday, Dec. 9, 2018, at 3 p.m. in the chapel of Seymour Funeral Home, with the Rev. Bill Rose officiating.

The family will greet friends Sunday following the service at the funeral home and other times at the home of her daughter, Rose Price.

Interment will be held at a later date in Wayne Memorial Park.

Norma is survived by her children, Rose Price of Goldsboro, Tina Poe and husband, Daniel, of Yuba City, Calif., and Doug Price and wife, Jane, of Gloucester, Va.; grandchildren, Amy Fulcher, Randy Price, Amanda McGinty, Joshua Poe, Will Price, Jordan Poe and Joseph Price; and 14 great-grandchildren.

She is also survived by her sisters, Ida Peravler of Dayton, Ohio, and Eunice Denton of Everett, Ky., and brother, Connie Kirkpatrick of Michigan.

Flowers are welcome or memorials may be given in memory of Norma to Kitty Askins Hospice Center, 107 Handley Park Court, Goldsboro, N.C., 27534.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at


Ealer C. Shells

Nov. 13, 1939-Nov. 30, 2018

Ealer Coe Shells, 79,1810B Butterfield Lane, Wilson, died Friday at home.

Funeral will be Saturday at 2 p.m. at St. John AMEZ Church, Wilson. Burial will be in Hamilton Gardens.

She was born Nov. 13, 1939, in Robeson County to Lenzie and Susie McDonald Coe.

She is survived by five children.

Visitation will be an hour prior to the service at the church. The family will assemble at the home for the funeral procession.

Arrangements are by Haskins Funeral Home.

Lynn Williamson

Jan. 27, 1937-Dec. 4, 2018

Lynn Williamson, 81, 280 Falling Creek Church Road, died Tuesday at Willow Creek Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

Funeral will be Sunday at 1:30 p.m. in James T. Haskins Memorial Chapel of Haskins Funeral Home. Burial will be in Wayne Memorial Park.

He was born Jan. 27, 1937, to Frank Williamson and Nellie Wright. He was married to Dorothy Williamson.

He is survived by eight children.

Visitation Saturday 3 to 6 p.m. at the funeral home. The family will assemble at the home for the funeral.

Nathaniel O. Murray

Died Dec. 3, 2018

Nathaniel Omega Murray 28, Snow Hill, died Monday at home.

Funeral will be Saturday at 2 p.m. at Victory and Dominion Outreach Center, Snow Hill. Interment will be in Snow Hill Cemetery.

Visitation will be 7 to 8 tonight at S. Connor Memorial Funeral Home.

Ruby T. Tyner

June 9, 1929-Dec. 6, 2018

Ruby Mae Toler Tyner, 89, died Thursday at the Brian Center, Goldsboro.

Graveside service will be 3 p.m. today at Wayne Memorial Park, with her son, James L. Tyner, officiating.

She was born in Wayne County to the late James Ader and Eula Mae Newell Toler.

She is survived by a son and a daughter.

Arrangements are by Shumate-Faulk Funeral Home and Crematory.

Emiko Jackson Okamoto

May 10, 1925-Dec. 6, 2018

Kaneko Emiko Jackson Okamoto, 93, Mount Olive, died Thursday.

Graveside 11 a.m. today, old section of Maplewood Cemetery, with the Rev. Troy Lesher-Thomas officiating.

She was married to the late Robert Jackson and Masaru Okamoto.

Arrangements are by Tyndall.

Shawn M. McKinnie

Feb. 22, 1962-Nov. 29, 2018

Shawn Marie McKinnie, 56, died Nov. 29 at home.

Funeral will be Saturday at noon at Augusta Chapel Church, with pastor Brady Carmack officiating. Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery.

She was born Feb. 22, 1962, to the late Leamon McKinnie and Gerallene McKinnie-Baker.

Arrangements are by Coleman Funeral Home, Garysburg.

Hattie Sauls

Hattie Sauls, Snow Hill, died Wednesday at Vidant Medical Center, Greenville.

Arrangements are pending at Stevens Funeral Home, Wilson.

Nan E. Dawson

Died Dec. 2, 2018

Nan Elizabeth Dawson, 85, 323 S. Caswell St., LaGrange, died Sunday in Vidant Medical Center.

Funeral will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Moore’s Chapel AME Zion Church. Burial will be in Fairview Memorial Cemetery, LaGrange.

Visitation Saturday 5 to 7 p.m., with family present. The family will assemble at home for the funeral procession.

Arrangements are by Trinity Memorial Funeral Home.

Edward L. Best III

Died Dec. 1, 2018

Dr. Edward Louis Best III, 53, Mitchellville, Md., died Saturday at home.

Funeral will be Saturday at 7 p.m. at Big Zion AME Zion Church, Kenansville. Burial will be Sunday at 11 a.m. at Best Family Cemetery.

A son survives.

Visitation will be an hour prior to funeral at the church.

Arrangements are by Garris Funeral Home.

Dickie Lane

Richard Earl “Dickie” Lane, LaGrange, died Wednesday.

Arrangements are pending at Rouse Funeral Home, LaGrange.

Calvin L. Faison

Died Nov. 26, 2018

Calvin Lee Faison, 78,1601 Indian Springs Road, Mount Olive, died Nov. 26 at Kitty Askins Hospice Center.

Funeral will be Saturday at 2 p.m. at Mount Carmel Free Will Baptist Church. Burial will be in Maplewood Cemetery.

Born in Wayne County, he was the son of the late Sherman Oates and Dorothy Faison Goggins.

Two daughters survive.

Visitation will be an hour prior to funeral at the church. The family will receive friends at the home.

Arrangements are by Garris Funeral Home.

Jessie McCalop

Died Nov. 30, 2018

Jessie McCalop, 95, Turkey, died Nov. 30 at Brian Center of Gastonia.

Funeral will be 11 a.m. today at Greater Six Run Baptist Church Turkey, with the Rev. Leslie Morrisey officiating. Burial will be in Wilson Chapel Church Cemetery.

Born in Sampson County, he was the son of the late Mosley and Bertha Lamb McCalop.

Six children survive.

Visitation will be an hour prior to funeral at the church.

Arrangements are by Garris Funeral Home.

Richard T. Fleming

Richard Tyrone Fleming, 46, 306 W. Spruce St., Wilson, died Saturday at home.

Funeral will be Sunday at 2 p.m. at Stevens Funeral Home, Wilson. Burial will be in Hamilton Burial Garden, Wilson.

Hildrom D. Fisher

Hildrom DeVaughn Fisher, 83, 103 Hines Drive, died Wednesday at Wayne Memorial Hospital.

Arrangements are pending at Stevens Funeral Home, Wilson.