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Mary Elias Mountford

Mary Elias Mountford, 85, of Weldon, died June 23, 2019 at Nash UNC Hospital. A native of Halifax County, Mary was born September 5, 1933...

Michael Patrick Rowland

Michael Patrick Rowland, 69, of Roanoke Rapids passed away Friday, June 14, 2019 at Duke University Hospital in Durham. Michael was born...

James Randall Todd Davis

James Randall Todd Davis, 27, of East Drive in Roanoke Rapids died Friday, June 21, 2019. Arrangements are incomplete at this time....

Martha L. Sadler

Martha L. Sadler, 66, died Friday, June 14, 2019, in Chesapeake, VA. Martha was born, February 9, 1953, in Portsmouth, VA. She will have a...

Sheila Doty Dilmore

Sheila Doty Dilmore, 76, went to be with the Lord on June 15, 2019, after a courageous 5-year battle with Alzheimer’s. She was Born...

Obituaries Page

Tommy Ray Morgan

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Tommy Ray Morgan, 43, of Darlington passed away Saturday, June 15, 2019, at his home. Tommy was born December 27, 1975, to Dorothy Elizabeth Johnson Morgan and the late Charlie Ray Morgan. He was...

Ernest Layton 'Peanut Man' Newsome

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Ernest Layton “Peanut Man” Newsome, 80, died Friday, June 14, 2019, at Magnolia Gardens Senior Care. A native of Halifax County, Ernest was the son of the late Walter and Alma Newsome. He was known...

Michael Patrick Rowland

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Michael Patrick Rowland, 69, of Roanoke Rapids, passed away Friday, June 14, 2019, at Duke University Hospital in Durham. Michael was born May 10, 1950, in Halifax County to the late John K....

Darwin 'Doc' Edwards Sanders Jr.

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Darwin “Doc” Edward Sanders, Jr. 69, died June 11, 2019 in his Roanoke Rapids home, surrounded by his loving family. Doc was born January 3, 1950, in Richlands (Onslow County) NC, the son of Darwin...

Keith Wheeler

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Richard Keith Wheeler, 57, died June 4, 2019 at his Roanoke Rapids home. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 am Saturday at Halifax Baptist Church with Pastor Tim Jones presiding. Online...

Edward Donald Porch

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Edward Donald Porch, 87, died Sunday at Halifax Regional Medical Center. A native of Halifax County, he was the son of the late Jessie and Virgie Lynch Porch. In addition to his parents he was...

Lucy Burgess Austin

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Lucy Burgess Austin, 62, of Roanoke Rapids, NC, died Friday, June 7, 2019 at her home. She was the wife of Wendell L. Austin for over 40 years. She was born November 25, 1956 in Lynchburg, VA, a...

Thomas Wynns Gregory

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Thomas Wynns Gregory, 91, a lifelong resident of Halifax County, died at his home on Cedar Street in Roanoke Rapids early Friday, holding the hands of his beloved wife, Tina. Services will be at 2...

Ivy Lynn Tippett

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Ivy Lynn Tippett of Roanoke Rapids, NC, passed away on Tuesday, June 4, 2019. She was preceded in death by her maternal Grandfather, Timothy Earl Fleming; her paternal Great-grandfather, Shelton...

Chester F. 'Chuck' Allsbrook

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Chester F. “Chuck” Allsbrook, III May 26, 1957 – May 29, 2019 Chester F. “Chuck” Allsbrook III, 62, formerly of Roanoke Rapids, died May 29, 2019, at his home in Spartanburg, SC. He was a graduate...

Joseph 'Joe' Edward Sawyer

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Joseph “Joe” Edward Sawyer, 77, of Gaston, NC, passed away on Tuesday, June 4, 2019. He was born in Pasquotank County, North Carolina, to the late Beecher Alton Sawyer and Devona Russell Sawyer. He...

Peter Franklin Johnson

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“Pete” Peter Franklin Johnson, 63, of Roanoke Rapids, NC, passed away May 29, 2019 at his home. Pete was born in Emporia, VA, the son of the late Marvin and Lilly Johnson. He was also preceded in...

Shirley Joyce Hancock Carter

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Shirley Joyce Hancock Carter, 83, formerly of Halifax, died June 1, 2019, at PruittHealth Carolina Point in Durham. She was born December 11, 1935 in Okeechobee, FL, the daughter of Henry Milton and...

Fletcher Gregory Carter

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On May 31, 2019, Fletcher Gregory Carter lost his long fight with Parkinson’s Disease. Mr. Carter was born on July 4, 1953. He was a graduate of Roanoke Rapids High School and Wake Forest...

Marshall Wood Grant

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Marshall Wood Grant, 95, passed away peacefully in his sleep Friday May 31,2019. He was born May 19,1924 in the Grant home place near Gaston, NC. A lifelong farmer, Marshall was active his entire...

Gladie Hazel Carico

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Gladie Hazel Carico, 95, of Roanoke Rapids, NC, died Thursday, May 30, 2019, at Halifax Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Carico was born in Carroll County, VA, the daughter of the late Sidney Jones and...

Carrie Elizabeth 'Bet' Garner Walston

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Carrie Elizabeth “Bet” Garner Walston, 99, died Friday, May 31, 2019 at Carolina Rest Home. Born April 15, 1920 in Halifax County, she was one of twelve children born to Charlie Ashley and Kate Lee...

Jonelle Faye Hopkins

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Jonelle Faye Hopkins, 37, of Roanoke Rapids died Thursday, May 30, 2019. She was born in Halifax County on March 9, 1982, the daughter of John Hopkins and Debra Wooten Hopkins. Jonelle was employed...

James Dennis Nowell

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James Dennis Nowell passed away May 27, 2019, at his home. He was born November 18, 1942, in Halifax County. He was a graduate of Weldon High School. He worked most of his life in the textile...

Russell Paul Rose

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Russell Paul Rose, 68, of Roanoke Rapids died May 27, 2019 in his home. Mr. Rose was born July 18, 1950, in Halifax County, the son of Howard Paul and Edna Taylor Rose. He served in the US Army, and...
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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.

Tina was born 12,22,1937 in Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina and graduated from Roanoke Rapids high school.  After graduating, she moved to Richmond, Virginia where she attended Virginia Commonwealth University.  Tina then began employment with the state of Virginia under the Department of Agriculture, finishing her career as an assistant to the State Veterinarian of Virginia.  There she met Dr. C.W. “Jack” Griffin, and moved to Wakefield, Virginia.  She was a faithful member of the Wakefield United Methodist Church, the Women’s Club, and the Daughters of the Confederacy.  Most of all she was a wonderful mother, grandmother, and a person that believed family came first.  She will be greatly missed by her family, who loved her very much.

A funeral service will be held at 1:00 PM, Monday, October 1, 2018 at Wakefield United Methodist Church with Pastor Glenn Riggs officiating. Burial will follow at Wakefield Cemetery. The family will receive friends following the burial in the church fellowship hall. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Wakefield UMC, P.O. Box 87 Wakefield, VA 23888. R.W. Baker & Co. Funeral Home, Wakefield Chapel is serving the family. Condolences may be posted at www.rwbakerfh.com.