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Paul T. 'Baldy' Harris

Paul T “Baldy” Harris, 94, passed away on Friday, October 19, 2018. Mr. Harris was a lifelong resident of Roanoke Rapids and was the...

Claudia Harris Butler

Claudia Harris Butler passed from this life into eternal life of October 18th. Born in Glendive, Montana, she grew up in Spokane,...

Nathan Taylor

Nathan Alexander Taylor, 14, died suddenly and unexpectedly on Sunday, October 14, 2018. He was beloved by his entire family — his mother,...

Robert Stephen 'Steve' Storey

Robert Stephen “Steve” Storey, 71, died Sunday, October 14, 2018, at Vidant Inpatient Hospice in Greenville, NC. Steve was born, October...

Madeline Deaton Lewis

Madeline Deaton Lewis, 91, of Roanoke Rapids, NC, died Sunday, October 14, 2018 at Halifax Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Lewis was born in...

Obituaries Page

Nathan Alexander Taylor

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Nathan Alexander Taylor, 14, of Roanoke Rapids, died unexpectedly on Sunday, October 14, 2018, from a sudden illness. The family will receive friends from 6 – 8 pm Friday at Hockaday Funeral and...

Marie Garner Grissom

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Marie Garner Grissom 90, of Roanoke Rapids, died Saturday October 13, 2018. Marie, a native of Halifax County, was the daughter of the late Joseph Totten and Myrtle Mae Clippard Grissom. She was...

John Horace Davis

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John Horace Davis, age 75, passed away on Tuesday October 9, 2018, in Lakeland, FL. Born June 8, 1943, in Conway, NC, he was the son of the late Rufus C. and Mabel (Lassiter) Davis. Mr. Davis worked...

Catherine Harris Hudson and Donald Eugene Hudson

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A graveside service for Catherine Harris Hudson and Donald Eugene Hudson, former Weldon residents, will be held at 1:00 pm Saturday, October 20, 2018, at Cedarwood Cemetery in Weldon. Catherine died...

Jean Eleanor Hastings Bessent

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Jean Eleanor Hastings Bessent, 94, of Roanoke Rapids died October 9, 2018 at her residence. Jean was born in Washington, DC, on September 19, 1924, the daughter of William Leonard and Mamie Florence...

Donald Ray West Sr.

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Donald Ray West, Sr. died Sunday, October 7, 2018. Arrangements by Askew Funeral Service of Roanoke Rapids.

Frederick Keith Banty

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Frederick Keith Banty, 73, passed away at his home on October 8, 2018. Keith was born in Roanoke Rapids, NC, on January 2, 1945 to the late Madeline Strickland Banty Poole and James Leroy Banty. He...

Horace Ray 'Bill' Longmire Jr.

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Horace Ray “Bill” Longmire, Jr., 85, died Sunday, October 7, 2018 at his residence. Bill was born in Halifax County on October 24, 1932, the son of Horace Ray Longmire, Jr. and Ruth Longmire. Bill...

Barbara Anne Cook

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The family of Barbara Anne Cook of Roanoke Rapids regretfully must announce her passing after a short, painful, yet courageous battle against pancreatic cancer. Barbara was born December 24, 1956,...

James Earl Smith

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James Earl Smith, 84, died peacefully at the Transitions Life Care in Cary, NC Sunday, October 7, 2018. Mr. Smith was born in Halifax County, January 7, 1934, to the late James “Kenny” Franklin...

Jesse Lee 'Jiggs' Coker

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Jesse Lee “Jiggs” Coker, 83, of Gaston, NC, earned his angel wings on October 6, 2018. Jiggs was a U.S. Army veteran, an avid hunter and fisherman, and loved people and cook-outs. He was preceded in...

Olivia Shields Biggerstaff

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Olivia Shields Biggerstaff, 89, died at her home on Church Street Wednesday, October 3, 2018. Mrs. Biggerstaff was born in Halifax County, NC, July 4, 1929, to the late Mary Eliza Lamb White. She...

Christopher Matthew 'Matt' Spivey

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Christopher Matthew Spivey, 35, of Roanoke Rapids, died Monday, October 1, 2018. Born in Nash County, he was the son of the late Christopher Robin and Sandra Lassiter Spivey. Matthew graduated from...

James Matthew 'Dick' Williams

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James Matthew "Dick" Williams, 79, of Roanoke Rapids, died Wednesday, October 3, 2018, at Signature HealthCare in Roanoke Rapids, N.C. He had been a resident of Signature HealthCare for several...

Robert Lee 'Bobby' Powell

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Robert Lee “Bobby” Powell, Jr. peacefully entered into eternal rest Wednesday, October 3, 2018, with his loving family by his side. Bobby was born May 1, 1936, in Halifax County to the late Robert...

Bettie Casper Harrison

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Bettie Casper Harrison, 80, of Roanoke Rapids, passed away Wednesday, October 3, 2018. Bettie was born January 26, 1938, in Gates County, NC, to the late Arthur Casper and Elizabeth Pierce Casper....

Gene Edward Butts Sr.

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Gene Edward Butts, Sr., 77, died September 29, 2018, at WakeMed Raleigh Hospital. He was born July 10, 1941, in Halifax County, the son of Jack Moss Butts, Sr. and Anna Belle Cox Butts. Mr. Butts...

Elma Ernestine "Tina" Ross Griffin

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Wakefield VA - died peacefully on September 27, 2018. She is preceded in death by her husband, Dr. C.W. “Jack” Griffin Sr.; her parents, Elmer E. Ross and Hattie Borrell Ross; two sisters, Irma...

Margaret Catherine Kerr Price

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Margaret Catherine Kerr Price, 89, died Monday, October 1, 2018, at Halifax Regional Medical Center in Roanoke Rapids. Mrs. Price was born in Charlotte, NC, July 31, 1929, to the late George Ingram...

James Alan Shearin

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James Alan Shearin 62, of Enfield, died Sunday September 30, 2018. A native of Halifax County, he was the son of the late Elmo Bobbitt Shearin, Jr., and Dorothy Ann Parks Shearin. He is survived by...

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Wakefield VA - died peacefully on September 27, 2018.  She is preceded in death by her husband, Dr. C.W. “Jack” Griffin Sr.; her parents, Elmer E. Ross and Hattie Borrell Ross; two sisters, Irma Molloy, Margie Hicks, and a brother, J.D. Ross.  She is survived by her brother, Wallace Edwards; two sons, Clarence Wayne Griffin, Jr. and his wife, Susan Reagan Griffin, and Ross Laine Griffin and his wife, Heather Hill Griffin; four grandchildren, Reagan Griffin, Whitney Griffin, Alexis Watkins and Allie Watkins.