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Wiley Harding Coker Jr.

Wiley Harding Coker, Jr. 91, of Henrico, NC, died Sunday, January 20, 2019, at Northampton Nursing and rehabilitation Center, in Jackson,...

Kyle Douglas 'Boo' Watts Jr.

Kyle Douglas “Boo” Watts, Jr., 61, of Roanoke Rapids, died Sunday, January 20, 2019 at his residence following a prolonged illness. A...

Braxton Earl Holcomb

Braxton Earl Holcomb, infant son of Ricky Holcomb and Ashley Hardy, died Saturday, January 19, 2019, at UNC Hospital in Chapel Hill. In...

Dr. Robert Clinton Clary Sr.

CLARY, Dr. Robert Clinton Sr., 87, died January 12, 2019. Dr. Clary was born on April 6, 1931, on the family farm in his beloved...

Phillip Edward West

Philip Edward West, 69, died on Saturday, January 19, 2019 at his home. He was born in Warren County to the late Robert Edward and Urtie...

Obituaries Page

Robert 'Bobby' Gray Bowers

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Robert "Bobby" Gray Bowers ,96, went to be with his Lord and Savior on January 14, 2019. Bobby was predeceased by his beloved wife, Elladeane (Deanie) Lee Bowers; son, Robert Gray Bowers Jr. and...

James Oliver 'Jimmy' Johnson Sr.

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James Oliver Johnson, Sr. October 20, 1941 – January 15, 2019 James Oliver Johnson Jr. — “Jimmy” — entered into eternal rest on January 15, 2019. Jimmy was born in Harnett County on October 20,...

Ricksie Taylor Carroll

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Ricksie Taylor Carroll, 94, died at her home Monday, January 14, 2019. Mrs. Carroll was born in Northampton County, November 2, 1924, daughter to the late William and Johnnie Sue Ricks Taylor. In...

Debra Martin Jones

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Debra Martin Jones, 61, died Saturday, January 12, 2019, at Halifax Regional Medical Center in Roanoke Rapids. Debra was born in Northampton County, February 20, 1957, daughter of the late Claude...

Peggy Meeks Murfee

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Peggy Meeks Murfee, 81, died peacefully January 11, 2019 at Signature HealthCare of Roanoke Rapids NC. She was born in Pitt County, NC, and was the daughter of Jo Frances Cooper. She is survived by...

Marian Perkinson Hedgepeth

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Marian Perkinson Hedgepeth, 92, of Roanoke Rapids, NC passed away peacefully on January 10, 2019, in her home surrounded by her loving family. She was one of 10 children born to Howard G. and Martha...

Johnnie Timothy 'JR' Jordan Jr.

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Johnnie Timothy “JR” Jordan Jr. passed away Tuesday, January 8,2019 at his home. He was 87. A native of Roanoke Rapids, JR was the son of the late Johnnie T. Jordan Sr. and Mary Jordan Jordan. In...

Ethel Alston Glasgow

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Ethel Alston Glasgow, aged 92, passed away peacefully at home on Monday, January 7. She was born and raised in Hollister, NC. In addition to helping manage the family farm, Ms. Glasgow was employed...

Audrey Whitten Ogden

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Audrey Whitten Ogden, 95, passed away peacefully, January 7, 2019, at Vidant Medical Center-Palliative Care Unit in Greenville, NC, with her daughters by her side. Audrey was born June 1, 1923, at...

Rose Marie 'Denise' Dickens Morales

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Rose Marie “Densie” Dickens Morales, 81, died Monday, December 31, 2018, at the home of her daughter, in Chesterfield, VA. Rose was born in Castalia, North Carolina, daughter of the late Henry...

Roger Wayne Clary

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Roger Wayne Clary, died Friday, January 4, 2019. He was 74. A native of Brunswick County, Virginia, Roger, a retired construction superintendent and member of Faymont Baptist Church in Fayetteville,...

Wade Smoot Hockaday

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Wade Smoot Hockaday of Nashville, NC, and formerly of Roanoke Rapids, NC, passed away on Monday, January 07, 2019. He was born in 1932 to the late Vernon Ianson and Mina Virginia Smoot Hockaday....

Helen Branham Holdford

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Helen Branham Holdford, 93, of Halifax, NC, passed away on Thursday, January 03, 2019. Helen was born in Wake County to the late John William Branham II and Betty Esther Green Branham. She was also...

Mary Elizabeth Thomason Coley

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Mary Elizabeth Thomason Coley, 72, passed away Tuesday, January 1, 2019. A native of Roanoke Rapids, Mary Elizabeth, a retired homemaker, was the daughter of the late Wade Lewis Thomason and Lena...

Elizabeth Ann 'Libby' Bullock Mills

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Elizabeth Ann “Libby” Bullock Mills, 51, of Roanoke Rapids died unexpectedly on January 2, 2019. Libby was born in Medina, Ohio on January 10, 1967 to Ronald Dan “Winkey” Bullock, Sr and Margaret...

Elizabeth Mills

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Elizabeth Mills, 51, of Roanoke Rapids, died January 2, 2019. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time. Arrangements are under the care of Hockaday Funeral and Cremation Service.

Ricky Wayne Spence

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Ricky Wayne Spence, 68, of Gaston, died Tuesday, January 1, 2019, at his home with his family by his side. Ricky was born in Halifax County, the son of the late Hansel W. Spence and Dorothy Hurst...

Rebecca Lucille 'Sissie' Kidd

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Rebecca Lucille “Sissie” Kidd, 79, died Monday, December 31, 2018, at Magnolia Gardens in Roanoke Rapids. Mrs. Kidd was born in Halifax County, August 25, 1939, daughter of the late Clement Bryan...

Linda Smith

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Linda Smith, 74, of Wanchese, NC, died Sunday, December 23, 2018, at Peak Resources – Outer Banks. Born September 17, 1944, she was the daughter of the late Agnes Strickland and Robert J. Smith. A...

Tammy Lynette Wiggins Powell

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Tammy Lynette Wiggins Powell, 57, of Gaston, died December 18, 2018, at her home. Tammy was born in Pitt County, NC, on May 12, 1961, the daughter of David Albert and Lucille Burroughs Wiggins. She...
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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.