Pauline Evelyn Turner Joyner, age 88, passed away on Friday, December 12, 2014. She was the daughter of the late Jake Turner and Pauline Evelyn Jones Turner. Pauline was also preceded in death by her spouse, Hubert Harrison Joyner; sister, Betty Crooker; brothers, Billy, Leroy, Earl and Freddie N. Turner; and son-in-law, Kenneth R. Pollard.
ROCKY MOUNT - Carolyn Ann McKoy, 58, of Rocky Mount, died on December 14, 2014.
MIDDLESEX — Charles David House, 57, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014. Funeral services will be held 7 p.m. Thursday in the Chapel of Spring Hope Funeral Home. Pastor Pam Denton will conduct the service. Visitation will follow the service at the funeral home. Interment will be held 11 a.m. Friday at Bailey Town Cemetery.
CASTALIA - Gregory Scott Pernell, 41, passed away December 10, 2014. He was born in Nash County March 11, 1973. He was preceded in death by his father, Roger Franklin Pernell, Sr. and brothers, Frankie and Milton Scott Pernell.
Horace Ray Matthews, Sr. passed away Tuesday, December 16, 2014.
ROCKY MOUNT –– James H. Dickens, 74, of Whitakers, died on December 10, 2014.
James Roger Ward, age 85, passed away on Monday, December 15, 2014. He was born in Nash County on March 18, 1929, to the late George Dempsey Ward and Carrie Sledge Ward. James was also predeceased by his sister, Annie Mae Saunders and husband, John and one brother, William Bill Ward.
ROCKY MOUNT –– Kysheem Rayshaun Mitchell, 18, of Rocky Mount, died on November 20, 2014.
NASHVILLE - Mildred Jeanette Stone Parker, 63, passed away Thursday, December 11, 2014. She was born April 30, 1951 to the late Nuby “Bud” Stone and Edna Baxley Stone Williams. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her step-father, Amos Williams, three brothers, David, Richard and Rufus Stone, and her companion of 25 years, Hoyt Coggins.
ROCKY MOUNT - Otis Lee Sanders, Sr., 66, of Rocky Mount, died on December 10, 2014.
Patricia Joan Gibson Quinn, age 66, passed away on Saturday, December 13, 2014. Born on January 21, 1948, she was the daughter of the late Christian Frederick Gibson and Eileen Francis Scott.
Reba Sumerlin Joyner, 88, of Nashville, died Thursday, December 11, 2014.
ROCKY MOUNT - Rosa Lee Burgess, 93, of Rocky Mount, died on December 14, 2014.
ROCKY MOUNT––– Sallie Mae Smith, 98, of Rocky Mount, died on December 9, 2014.
Stephen Clay Bennett, age 71, passed away Saturday, December 13, 2014. He was the son of the late Noah Roberson Bennett and Opal Nugent Bennett. Stephen was also predeceased by his sister, Jeanette Bennett Moore.
Warner Lloyd Thrower, age 80, a Rocky Mount native passed away on December 13, 2014. He was the son of William Alfred Thrower and May Denson Thrower of Rocky Mount.