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Curtis Eugene 'Red' Norwood Sr.

Curtis Eugene Norwood, Sr., 69, of Roanoke Rapids, passed away on March 19, 2019, at the Durham VA Medical Center. Curtis “Gene” “Red”...

Marian Kidd Wilkins

Marian Kidd Wilkins, 89, of Gaston, passed away on March 18. She was born March 23, 1929, in Roanoke Rapids, the daughter of the late...

Ella Mae Rackley Rackley

Ella Mae Rackley Rackley, 101, a resident of Hampton Manor in Gaston, died March 17, 2019, at Halifax Regional Medical Center. Mrs....

Ann Sledge Harris Horne

Ann Sledge Harris Horne Born March 16, 1929, Ann departed this earthly existence March 14, 2019 surrounded by her loving family and...

Elsie Marie Hammack Griffies Moseley

Elsie Marie Hammack Griffies Moseley, 83, died Wednesday, March 13, 2019. A native of Gasburg, Virginia, Elsie was the daughter of the...

Obituaries Page

Phillip Wayne Outland

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Phillip Wayne Outland, affectionately known as Donkey, 44, died Sunday, March 10, 2019, in Hertford County, NC. Phillip was born in Northampton County, August 28, 1974, son of the late Gary Wayne...

Hazel Jones (Wrenn) Luton

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Hazel Jones (Wrenn) Luton of Midlothian Virginia. It is with a heavy heart that the family of Hazel Jones Luton announces her passing on Tuesday, March 12, 2019, at the age of 77. Hazel battled...

John Timothy 'John T' Moore

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John Timothy "John T" Moore, 46, of Roanoke Rapids, died March 12, 2019, at Vidant Medical Center in Greenville. John was born December 27, 1972, in Halifax County, the son of Marion Leonard and...

Richard Abb 'Woody' Woodroof Jr.

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Richard Abb “Woody” Woodroof Jr. went to be with His Lord and Savior on March 9, 2019. He was born April 7, 1924, in Adsit, VA, as the youngest child of the late Richard Abb Sr. and Jimmie Harris...

J. Lloyd Andrews

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J. Lloyd Andrews, 90, of Roanoke Rapids, died on Saturday, March 9, 2019, with his loving family by his side. A lifelong resident of Roanoke Rapids, he was the son of the late Junious Lloyd Andrews,...

Helen Lorine Letchworth

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Helen Lorine Letchworth, 82, of Weldon, passed away Thursday, March 7, 2019 at Liberty Commons. Helen was born January 26, 1937, in Halifax County to the late George Washington Dunston and Susie...

Hoyt Edward Giles Jr.

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Hoyt Edward Giles, Jr. 74, of Littleton died March 4, 2019, at Liberty Commons. Hoyt was born May 8, 1944 in Gwinnett County, GA, the son of Hoyt E., Sr. and Alice Brunelle Hall Giles. He was...

Tygnal Louis Vick

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He rarely talked to anyone he couldn’t make smile (or laugh out loud). Anytime his name was mentioned, somebody (sometimes everybody) smiled. He loved the Lord, his family, and his church. To him,...

David Ray Barnes

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David Ray Barnes, 65, of Roanoke Rapids, died Saturday, March 2, 2019, in his home following a period of declining health. He was born August 7, 1953, in Halifax County, a son of William Harvey and...

William Earl 'Pipeman' Outland

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William Earl “Pipeman” Outland, 64, died Sunday, March 3, 2019, at Rich Square Nursing & Rehabilitation in Rich Square, NC. Mr. Outland was born in Northampton County, July 5, 1954, son to Roger and...

David Ray Barnes

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David Ray Barnes, 65, of Roanoke Rapids, died Saturday, March 2, 2019, in his home following a period of declining health. He was born August 7, 1953, in Halifax County, a son of William Harvey and...

Joshua Daniel Stansbury

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Joshua Daniel Stansbury, 25, of Roanoke Rapids, passed away Monday, February 25, 2019, at his home. Joshua was born September 4, 1993, in Halifax County. He was preceded in death by his cousin,...

Dennis Ray Blackmon

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Dennis Ray Blackmon, 64, of Roanoke Rapids, NC, passed away on Tuesday, February 26, 2019. A native of Halifax County he was born to the late David J. and Cassie Pollard Blackmon and was preceded in...

Gladys Irene Dunn Baird

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Gladys Irene Dunn Baird, 84, of Roanoke Rapids, died February 26, 2019 at Halifax Regional Medical Center. She was born September 4, 1934, in Boydon, VA, the daughter of James Edward and Virginia...

Roy Whitley 'Dinks' Brown Jr.

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Roy Whitley “Dinks” Brown, Jr., 51, of Conway, died at his home Tuesday, February 26, 2019, surrounded by his family. Roy was born, June 9, 1967, in Hertford, Co., son to Roy Whitley Brown and Linda...

William Joseph 'Bill' Shearin

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William Joseph “Bill” Shearin, Jr., 67, passed away Sunday, February 24, 2019, at UNC Hospital in Chapel Hill. Bill was born January 30, 1952, in Nash County to the late William Joseph Shearin, Sr....

John 'JW' William Butler

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John “J.W.” William Butler, 43, of Roanoke Rapids passed away Friday, February 22, 2019, at home. J.W. was born in April 24, 1975, in Nash County to Kenny and Linda Clements Butler. He was preceded...

David Lee Balmer

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David Lee Balmer, 38, of Roanoke Rapids, died Monday February 25, 2019, at his home. He is survived by his wife, Jessica Fahey Balmer of Roanoke Rapids; sons Jason Anthony Balmer and Kaiden...

Winnie Wall Price

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Winnie Wall Price, 84, died Saturday, February 23, 2019, at Vidant Medical Center in Greenville, NC. Mrs. Price was born in Northampton County, April 24, 1934, daughter to the late Lewis and Blanche...

Lizzie Mageline Dickens Tritt

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Lizzie Mageline Dickens Tritt, 96, of Roanoke Rapids, passed away Tuesday, February 19, 2019, at Liberty Commons. Lizzie was born December 8, 1922, to the late Alexander Cobb and Zola Phelps Cobb....
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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.