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Lizzie Mageline Dickens Tritt

Lizzie Mageline Dickens Tritt, 96, of Roanoke Rapids, passed away Tuesday, February 19, 2019, at Liberty Commons. Lizzie was born December...

Linda Marie Harp

Linda Marie Harp, 73, of Roanoke Rapids, died Tuesday, February 19, 2019, at Transitions Hospice in Raleigh. Miss Harp was a Halifax...

Lizzie Mageline Dickens Tritt

Lizzie Mageline Dickens Tritt, 96, of Roanoke Rapids, passed away Tuesday, February 19, 2019 at Liberty Commons. Lizzie was born December...

Drewery Norman Beale

Drewery Norman Beale, 84, of Roanoke Rapids, died Sunday February 17, 2019 at Kitty Askins Hospice Center in Goldsboro, NC. Drewery was...

Nancy Lee Lambert Woodruff

Nancy Lee Lambert Woodruff, 74, a native of Roanoke Rapids, recently of Marion, NC, died Saturday, February 16, 2019, at Frye Regional...

Obituaries Page

John Beaird 'JB' Smith

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John Beaird “J.B.” Smith 83, of Roanoke Rapids, died Friday February 15, 2019 at home surrounded by his loving family. “J.B.” a native of Halifax County was the son of the late Joe Billy and...

Ernest Jefferson 'Jeff' Hudgins Jr.

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

Lillian Bryant Pearson

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Lillian Bryant Pearson, 79, of Roanoke Rapids, died Friday, February 15, 2019, in Liberty Commons in Weldon. Born in Virginia on September 9, 1939, Lillian was the daughter of Arthur W. Bryant and...

Shirley Ann Lake Sokolinsky

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Shirley Ann Lake Sokolinsky July 3, 1941 – February 7, 2019 Mrs. Shirley Sokolinsky, age 77, of Littleton, NC, unexpectedly passed away on February 7, 2019. She did not want to leave her family and...

Frances Buck 'Bucky' Herbert

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Frances Buck “Bucky” Herbert “Bucky” moved from New Bern when she was 13 years old with her parents, Lucile Smith Buck and Theodor Allen Buck. They lived on 4th street in Weldon before moving to...

Audrey Lee Rose Hux

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Audrey Lee Rose Hux, age 74, of Roanoke Rapids, passed away on Monday, February 11, 2019. Audrey was born in Halifax County, daughter of the late Lester Freeman Rose and Blanche Johnson Rose...

Wadis V. Hedgepeth

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Wadis V. Hedgepeth, 96, of Roanoke Rapids, NC passed away peacefully on Monday, February 11, 2019, in his home surrounded by loving family. He was one of four children born to Ecca and Annie Bolton...

Thelma Cuthrell Fowler

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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...
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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, Ben, of Stafford; son, Rick Beville and wife, Sharon, of Stony Creek; grandchildren, Harrison and Nolan Brockwell, and Jacob, Jenna, and Chase Beville; three brothers, Randy Jones, Jerry Jones (Susan), and Claude Jones (Jackie); sister, Lisa Jones; sister in law, Linda Roberts (Lynn); nieces, Harley Jones, Michelle Jones, Claudia Stocker, and Laura Eleftheriou; nephews, Kent Wesson, Mark Wesson, Jerry Jones Jr., Kevin Jones and Jeffrey Jones. She is preceded in death by her parents Claude “Jake” and Blonnie Jones; sister, Sylvia Wesson (Wayne); and brother, Dennis Jones.

The family will receive friends Sunday from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Williams Funeral Home in Lawrenceville, Virginia.

Funeral services will be conducted 2:00 p.m. Monday at Williams Funeral Home with interment at Prospect United Methodist Church Cemetery, Ebony, VA.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Prospect United Methodist Church Cemetery Association, P.O. Box 25, Ebony, VA 23845.