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Ernest Jefferson 'Jeff' Hudgins Jr.

Ernest Jefferson “Jeff” Hudgins, Jr. 71 of Roanoke Rapids, NC, passed away on Thursday, February 14, 2019. Born in Richmond, VA, he was...

Lillian Bryant Pearson

Lillian Bryant Pearson, 79, of Roanoke Rapids, died Friday, February 15, 2019, in Liberty Commons in Weldon. Born in Virginia on September...

Shirley Ann Lake Sokolinsky

Shirley Ann Lake Sokolinsky July 3, 1941 – February 7, 2019 Mrs. Shirley Sokolinsky, age 77, of Littleton, NC, unexpectedly passed away on...

Frances Buck 'Bucky' Herbert

Frances Buck “Bucky” Herbert “Bucky” moved from New Bern when she was 13 years old with her parents, Lucile Smith Buck and Theodor Allen...

Audrey Lee Rose Hux

Audrey Lee Rose Hux, age 74, of Roanoke Rapids, passed away on Monday, February 11, 2019. Audrey was born in Halifax County, daughter of...

Obituaries Page

Thelma Cuthrell Fowler

Thelma Cuthrell Fowler, 91, passed away Wednesday, February 6, 2019, at her home in Roanoke Rapids. Thelma was preceded in death by both parents, Benjamin and Annie Cuthrell. She was also...

Vernon Martin Daughtry

Vernon Martin Daughtry 78, of Raleigh, formerly of Halifax, passed away Saturday February 9, 2019. Vernon was a native of Halifax County and was the son of the late Vernon Hughes and Rosa Louise...

JoAnn Bailey Wrenn

JoAnn Bailey Wrenn, 84, passed away Thursday, February 7, 2019, at home in Plant City, Florida, after a courageous battle with Alzheimer complications. Burial will be in Roanoke Rapids, NC, also her...

Jean Carolyn Braswell Edwards

Jean Carolyn Braswell Edwards, 82, of Roanoke Rapids, passed away Saturday, February 9, 2019, at Wake Medical center. Jean was born March 9, 1936, in Northampton County to the late Robert Gurney...

Wanda Jones Beville

Wanda Jones Beville, retired Commissioner of the Revenue, age 56, of Ebony, Virginia died February 8, 2019. She is survived by her husband, Richard H. Beville; daughter, Robin Brockwell and husband,...

Mable Rook Reeves

Mable Rook Reeves, 93, of Roanoke Rapids, went to be with the lord, surrounded by her loving family, at her home on February 8, 2019. She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 51 years...

Grady Richard Edwards

Grady Richard Edwards, 81, passed away Thursday, February 7, 2019. He was born November 28, 1937, to the late Walter and Lorena Edwards. He was also preceded in death by his brothers, Lynn T....

Terry Lynn Buckner Grant

Terry Lynn Buckner Grant, 57, of Roanoke Rapids, passed away Thursday, February 7, 2019. Terry was born December 18, 1961, in Halifax County to the late Jimmy Allen Buckner and Frances Simmons...

Louise Elizabeth Carter

Miss Louise Elizabeth Carter, 84, of Potecasi, died Thursday, February 7, 2019, in Northampton Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, formerly, Hampton Woods Nursing Home, in Jackson, NC. Miss Carter...

Frances Dunagin Capps

Frances Dunagin Capps, 89, of Roanoke Rapids, passed away Thursday, February 8, 2019, at Signature Healthcare. Frances was born May 4, 1929 in Orange County, NC, to the late Arthur Dunagin and Emily...

Thelma Piner Fishel

Thelma Piner Fishel, 87, of Roanoke Rapids, NC, entered her eternal home in glory on Monday, February 4, 2019 at Liberty Commons Nursing Home. Mrs. Fishel was born in Bynum, NC, the daughter of the...

Otis Fleetwood Wheeler

Otis Fleetwood Wheeler, 84, died Tuesday, February 05, 2019, at Life Care Hospitals of North Carolina in Rocky Mount, NC. Otis was born in Northampton County, November 9, 1934, son to the late...

Margaret Hall Lassiter

Margaret Hall Lassiter, died Tuesday February, 5, 2019. She was 77. A native of Northampton County, Margaret was the daughter of the late Grover Hall and Helen Jones Hall. In addition to her...

William Lee 'Bug' Wilson Jr.

William Lee “Bug” Wilson, Jr., 85, of Wilmington, NC passed away on Monday, February 4, 2019. “Bug” was born to the late William Lee Wilson, Sr. and Maggie Paschall Wilson. He was preceded in death...

Thelma Piner Fishel

Thelma Piner Fishel, 87, passed away Monday, February 4, 2019, at Liberty Commons in Weldon. Funeral services will be held 2:00 P.M. Saturday, February 9, 2019, at Victory Baptist Church with Rev....

Nancy Elizabeth Garner Moseley

Nancy Elizabeth Garner Moseley Nancy Elizabeth Garner Moseley, 76, of Littleton, passed away at home surrounded by loved ones on Monday, February 4, 2019. Born on April 15, 1942 in Roanoke Rapids,...

Inez Willey Gardner

Inez Willey Gardner, 87, of Weldon died Monday February 4, 2019. Inez, a native of Halifax County, was the daughter of the late Joseph and Mary Agnes Lewis Willey. She was retired from Halifax...

Ricky Lee Jones

Ricky Lee Jones, 63, of Roanoke Rapids, died February 2, 2019. He was born August 21, 1955 in Halifax County, the son of BC Daniel Jones and Dorothy Dalton Thomas Jones. Ricky was a machine operator...

Joseph Bernard 'J.B.' Hux

Joseph Bernard “J.B.” Hux, 83, of Wilson formerly of Roanoke Rapids died Saturday February 2, 2019. J.B. a Native of Halifax County was the son of the late Bernard Edward and Elizabeth Joseph...

William 'Bill' Holtz Hines

William “Bill” Holtz Hines, 90, died Monday, January 28, 2019, at Northampton Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Jackson, NC. Bill was born in Marlton, NJ, April 18, 1928, son to the late John...
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In Loving Memory of Jerry Wayne Strickland      

Jerry Wayne Strickland, 58, of Raleigh, NC, passed away peacefully surrounded by family, November 27, 2018, at Transitions LifeCare in Raleigh, NC, after a two year battle with Pancreatic Cancer.  

Jerry worked at Mattachione Construction as a Fleet Manager.

Jerry loved life and lived it to the fullest.

He was a loving father, husband, brother and son.  

He was full of life and energy.  

Jerry was very talented and love to use his talents to help others.

Jerry is predeceased by his father, Troy Lee Strickland Sr; his mother, Erleen Forbes Strickland; his sister, Peggy Rose Layton; his brother Troy Lee Strickland, Jr; his brother-in-law, Charles Williams; his nephew, Dustin Harrison Strickland; his father and mother in law, Arthur and Vickie Larrimore.

He is survived by his wife, Angela Larrimore Strickland; his daughters, Megan Strickland Fortner (Luke) of Raleigh, and Victoria Anne Strickland of the home; his sisters, Susan Williams, and Teresa Portis (Robert) of Roanoke Rapids; his brothers, Bobby Strickland of Boerne, Tx, and Jimmy Strickland (Lisa) of Roanoke Rapids. His sisters in law Vickie Hagberg (Gary) of Virginia Beach, Sandra Lynch (Claude) of Littleton, Joy Cooper (Neal) of Raleigh, Tammy Irby (Roger) of Coopersburg, PA.  He is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews, and great nieces and nephews, all of which were special to his heart.

His passions in life included spending time with his family, friends, and working on Mazda RX7s – anything mechanical!

He rarely met a stranger.  He possessed this amazing ability to connect with people in a way that made them feel comfortable and immediately establish a connection, more like family than a friend or acquaintance.

A celebration of his life was held at Trinity Baptist Church, 4815 Six Forks Road on Saturday, Dec 1.  Receiving was from 1-3. The Celebration of Life Service was at 3pm.

In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to Transitions LifeCare, 250 Hospice Circle, Raleigh, NC 27607: Trinity Baptist Church, 4815 Six Forks Road, Raleigh, NC 27609 with his name listed in the memo line, or American Cancer Society, PO Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK 73123.