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William 'Bill' Lawrence Tripp Jr.

William “Bill” Lawrence Tripp, Jr., 82, died at Kindred Hospital Greensboro Tuesday, November 24, 2020. Mr. Tripp was born April 16, 1938...

Edgar Lloyd Hargrave Jr.

Edgar Lloyd Hargrave, Jr., 63 of Halifax, NC, died November 20, 2020, at Vidant North Hospital, Roanoke Rapids, NC. Lloyd Jr. was born in...

Florist Effie Howell King

Florist Effie Howell King, 91, died Sunday afternoon, November 22, 2020 at Carolina Rest Home. Mrs. King was born May 7, 1929 in Florence...

Ernest Lee Piercy Sr.

Ernest Lee Piercy, Sr. 84 of Littleton died Monday November 16, 2020 at his home. He was born in Richmond, Virginia to the late Noble...

Cora Miller Matta

Cora Miller Matta 10-17-1918 to 11-13-2020 Cora Miller Matta, 102, of Roanoke Rapids, died Friday evening. She was under the care of...

Obituaries Page

Nathaniel Ausby Jr.

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Mr. Nathaniel Ausby, Jr., age 73 of Garysburg, North Carolina, departed this earthly tabernacle on Monday, November 9, 2020 in Rocky Mount, North Carolina. Nathaniel, son of the late Nathaniel...

Calvin Ray Bishop

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Calvin Ray Bishop, 80, died Friday morning, November 13, 2020 at Signature Healthcare. Born March 9, 1940 in Bethel, NC, he was the son of Robert L. and Bessie Gums Bishop. His parents, his first...

Dr. Elton Lee Newbern Jr.

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Dr. Elton Lee Newbern, Jr., 79, of Enfield, NC died on November 13 following a battle with Covid 19. He was born in Colerain, NC, to the late Elton Lee Newbern, Sr. and Nora Webb Jones Newbern. Dr....

CMSgt. Michael Wayne Sheppard

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CMSgt. Michael Wayne Sheppard, USAF (Ret), 72, of Roanoke Rapids died November 11, 2020 at Vidant Medical Center in Greenville following a brief illness. Born in Halifax County on April 15, 1948, he...

John 'Jack' Thomas Avery III

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John “Jack” Thomas Avery, III, 80, of Roanoke Rapids, passed away on Friday, Nov. 6, 2020, at Vidant Medical Center in Greenville, NC. Jack was born in Brunswick County, VA to the late John Thomas...

Paul Hood Barfield Jr.

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Paul Hood Barfield Jr. went to be with his Lord on Monday, November 9, 2020. He was 64 years old. He was born in Roanoke Rapids to the late Paul Hood Barfield Sr. and Clara Louise Oakley Barfield....

Kay P. Hargrove

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Kay P. Hargrove, 85 of Rocky Mount died Friday November 6, 2020. She was born on May 24, 1935 in Weldon. She was the daughter of Herman Ruell (Mr. Ham) and Thelma P. Hargrove. Kay was the youngest...

Edward Ray Mabrey

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Edward Ray Mabrey, 78, of Roanoke Rapids passed away Friday, November 6, 2020 at Signature Healthcare in Norfolk, VA. Edward was born May 21, 1942 in Littleton to the late Claude Mabrey and Mary...

Dedrick Decon Carter Jr.

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Little Dedrick Decon Carter, Jr., lovingly known as “Junior” to his family, was born into the Glory of the Lord on October 26, 2020. Junior is the infant son of Dedrick Decon Carter, Sr. and Yadira...

Paul Brian Smith

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Paul Brian Smith, 47, passed away Sunday, November 1, 2020. Paul was born in Halifax County to the late Dr. James Ronald “J.R.” Smith and Judy Smith Wilson (Keith) of Roanoke Rapids, who survives...

Paula Jean Davis Barrett

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Paula Jean Davis Barrett of Seaboard wanted nothing more than to raise a family filled with love and to live her life serving God. Extraordinarily successful at both, she went home to be with her...

Wilbur E. King

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Wilbur E. King, 86, went to be with the Lord on November 1, 2020 after a long battle with Parkinson’s. His final days were spent at home surrounded by his family. Wilbur was a devoted Christian and...

Betty Jean Tart Conner

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Betty Jean Tart Conner, 69, was a loving wife, sister, aunt, mother, grandmother and great- grandmother. She passed away Friday, October 30, 2020, at 9:00 pm in her home surrounded by her family....

Bahanson Weathers DeBerry

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Bahanson Weathers DeBerry, 80 of Woodland, NC passed away on Friday, October 30, 2020 at Vidant-Roanoke Chowan Hospital in Ahoskie. He was born on November 1, 1939 in Halifax County, NC to the late...

William B. 'Billy' Green Jr.

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William B. Green, Jr. (Billy) 65, of Roanoke Rapids, passed away on October 29, 2020. He was born October 1, 1955 to Dorothy Iles Green and the late William B. Green (Bill). Billy was a graduate of...

Francis Gene Moore

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Francis Gene Moore, age 83, passed away on October 28, 2020 at his home surrounded by his loving family. Gene was born November 7, 1936 to the late Herbert and Nettie Rose Moore in Roanoke Rapids,...

Reverend James 'Simp' Lewis Jenkins

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Reverend James "Simp" Lewis Jenkins, 94, of Roanoke Rapids died Thursday morning, October 29, 2020 at Kernersville Medical Center in Kernersville, NC. Simp was born in Halifax County on February...

Elizabeth McGrath 'Betty' Draughan

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Elizabeth McGrath “Betty” Draughan,89, died Monday, October 26, 2020. A native of Colliers, Newfoundland, Betty was the daughter of the late William McGrath and Elizabeth Bostock McGrath, and was...

Jack Gray Jennings

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Jack Gray Jennings passed away at home in Henrico, NC in “the house that Jack built” on Lake Gaston with family by his side on October 23, 2020. Jack had been a resident of Hampton, VA with a long...

Sandra Warrick Davis

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Sandra Warrick Davis, 62, of Roanoke Rapids, NC died Wednesday, October 21, 2020, at her residence. Mrs. Davis was born in Halifax County, NC the daughter of the late Linwood C. Warrick, Sr. and...