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July 2013

  Roanoke Rapids, NC - Jimmie Gray Coley, age 70 of Roanoke Rapids, NC passed away on Saturday, July 6, 2013 at Vidant Medical Center in Greenville, NC. Jimmie was born on November 10, 1942 in Nash County North Carolina the son of the late Edd Coley and Nancy Pearl Radford. Survivors include his two sisters, Sallie Ann Wells of Martinsville, VA and Nancy Coley Dixon of Roanoke Rapids, NC, his two brothers, Bunnie Coley of Rocky Mount, NC and Albert Ray Coley and wife Mary Elizabeth of Roanoke Rapids, NC, his nephews, Frank “Sonny” Dixon, III of Roanoke Rapids, NC, Timothy Dixon of Greenville, NC and Stephen Michael Dixon of Roanoke Rapids, NC and a special friend Henry Dixon of Roanoke Rapids, NC. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, July 10, 2013 at Massey Funeral Home in Roanoke Rapids, NC at 1:00 P.M. with Rev. Wayne Marshall officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.haroldmasseyfuneralhome.com. Massey Funeral Home in Roanoke Rapids, NC is handling the arrangements.
Garysburg, NC- Mr. Frank Stephenson Hill, age 87 of Garysburg, NC died Thursday July 11, 2013 at Wake Med. Frank was born November 7, 1925 in Northampton County, NC, the son of the late Robert Hill and Myra Stephenson Hill.  He was also preceded in death by his wife Elizabeth Gray Hill and a son Robert Mark Hill. He was a World War II veteran and a life long member of Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church where he taught the adult Sunday School class for the past 38 years. He is survived by his sons Freddie Hill and his wife Viola of Garysburg and Steve Hill of Paragould Ak., his daughters Betty Lou Zusin of Charlotte, Mary Jo Edwards and her husband Mark of Sanford, NC., 6 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren.  His sisters, Sara Congleton of Virginia Beach Va., and Doris Newsome of Littleton, NC. Funeral services will be held Sunday, July 14, 2013 at 3:00 PM at Pleasant Grove United Church Jackson, NC with Rev. Robert Hill officiating with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends at Massey Funeral Home in Jackson, NC, Saturday from 7:00 until 8:30 PM. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church Cemetery fund c/o Viola Hill, 3073 Cornwallis Rd, Garysburg, NC 27831. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.haroldmasseyfuneralhomes.com.  
Roanoke Rapids, NC - Randy Lee Taylor, age 58 of Robin Road passed away July 12, 2013 at his home surrounded by his loving family. Randy was born January 8, 1955 in Halifax County North Carolina, the son of the late Jacob Rudolph Taylor and Nettie Virginia Gilliam. He was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, son, brother and friend. Randy will be truly missed by so many. He was also the owner operator of Interstate Garage in Roanoke Rapids, NC. Survivors include his loving wife Pam Taylor, his four sons, Andy Taylor and wife Leigh, Kevin Harris, James “Bubba” Harris and fiance' Kristen DeBerry, Terry Lee Harris and Amanda Moncure, seven grandchildren, Ryleigh, Landyn, Kasen, Corey, Jacob, Jackson and Jessalyn, three brothers Butch, Mike and Jerry Taylor all of Roanoke Rapids, NC, one sister Anne Taylor Smithwick and husband Donald and a very special grand puppy “Tootz” Harris. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, July 17, 2013 at Massey Funeral Home in Roanoke Rapids, NC at 2:00 P.M. with Rev. Wayne Marshall officiating. Burial will follow in Cedarwood Cemetery. The family will receive friends Tuesday, July 16, 2013 from 6:00 until 8:00 P.M. Memorial contributions may be made to North Carolina Oran Donor Services, 3621 Lyckan Parkway Durham, NC 27707. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.haroldmasseyfuneralhome.com. Massey Funeral Home in Roanoke Rapids, NC is handling the arrangements.
Ahoskie, NC - Mrs. Charles Howard Hudson, age 78 of Ahoskie, NC died Friday, July 12, 2013 at Vidant Roanoke-Chowan Hospital. Mr. Hudson was born August 7, 1934, the son of the late Travis W. Hudson and Dora Ruth Belch Hudson. He was retired from the NC Department of Transportation and a US Marine Veteran. Graveside services, with Military Honors, will be held Monday, July 15, 2013 at 2:00 PM at Stony Creek Cemetery, Ahoskie, NC with Rev. Robert Barmer officiating. The family will receive friends at Massey Funeral Home in Aulander, NC, Sunday from 4:00 until 6:00 PM.
Roanoke Rapids, NC- Judith Minerva Moseley age 71 of Roanoke Rapids passed away on July 16, 2013 at Halifax Regional Medical Center. Judith was born January 4, 1942 in Halifax County North Carolina the daughter of the late Edward June King and Lillian Wallace King. She was also preceded in death by her husband Charles Oliver Moseley, Jr. and a son Richard Oliver Moseley. Survivors include her two daughters Marie Luevano of Roanoke Rapids, NC and Diane Verrelli and husband Jimmy of Georgia. Her one son Edward Charles Moseley of Roanoke Rapids, NC. Her five grandchildren Raelene Hernandez, Melissa Luevano, Michael Verrelli, Debrah Verrelli and Rachel Verrelli. Her five great-grandchildren Julee, Arys, Karra, Jayden and Emma. Her two brothers William Shaw of Roanoke Rapids, NC and Jerry Shaw of Roanoke Rapids, NC. Her two sisters Peggy Sherin and son Michael and daughter Donna all of Roanoke Rapids and Charlotte Register of Virginia. A memorial service to celebrate the life of Judith Moseley will be held Friday, July 19, 2013 at Massey Funeral Home in Roanoke Rapids, NC at 1:00 P.M. with Rev. Dennis Joyner officiating. The family will receive friends at 2121 Rebecca St. Roanoke Rapids, NC. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.haroldmasseyfuneralhome.com. Massey Funeral Home in Roanoke Rapids, Nc is handling the arrangements.
Rich Square, NC - Mr. Gilbert Blake Jenkins Sr., age 66 of Rich Square, NC died suddenly Friday, July 19, 2013 at his home. Mr. Jenkins was born July 22, 1946 in Northampton County, NC, the son of the late Russell Gilbert Jenkins and Lillian Bryant Jenkins. He was also predeceased by a sister Evelyn Jenkins and a grandchild Casey Lee Jenkins. He was a US Army Veteran and served his country during the Vietnam War. He was retired from International Paper Company in Franklin, VA after forty years of service. He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Brenda Broglin Jenkins. His children, Gilbert Blake Jenkins Jr. and his wife Crystal of Eure, NC, Johnny Russell Jenkins of Roanoke Rapids, NC, Jenny Lynn Williams and her husband Johnny of Washington, NC and Mary Katherine Pierce of Rich Square, NC. Two sisters, Connie Robertson of Edenton, NC and Bernice Umphlett of Ahoskie, NC. Seven grandchildren, Hope, Steven, Kelly, Dean, Elizabeth, Blake and Matthew. One great granddaughter, Journie. Graveside services will be held Tuesday, July 23, 2013 at 11:00 AM at Cedar Lawn Cemetery in Rich Square, NC with Rev. Robert Barmer officiating. The family will receive friends at Massey Funeral Home in Jackson, NC, Monday from 6:00 until 8:00 PM and other times at the home.Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.haroldmasseyfuneralhomes.com.
Severn, NC - Mr. Luther Wheeler, age 91 of Severn, NC passed away Saturday, July 20, 2013 at Pine Forest Rest Home in Potecasi, NC. Mr. Wheeler was born November 23, 1921 in Northampton County, NC, the son of the late Jack Wheeler and Gertrude Davis Wheeler. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Madeline N. Wheeler, his son, Jackie L. Wheeler; his brother Thomas Wheeler, and sisters Flossie Mae Outland, Margaret Wilkie, and Emma Lee Murray. Mr. Wheeler was a faithful member of Severn Baptist Church. Survivors include his daughter, Malinda K. Wheeler of Nairobi, Kenya and her husband Tewolde Gebremeskel Woldu and their daughter Dagmawit; four grandchildren, Kimberly Elaine Fresen, Wendy Juanita Marie Srivastava, Chadwick Conard Wheeler, and Dagmawit Tewolde; and one sister Myrtle Gwaltney of Hampton, Virginia. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, July 24, 2013 at 2:00 PM at Severn Baptist Church in Severn, NC. Burial will follow at Severn Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the church two hours prior to services beginning at 12 noon. Memorial contributions may be made to Pine Forest Rest Home, Potecasi, NC. Arrangements are being handled by Massey Funeral Home in Jackson, NC. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.haroldmasseyfuneralhome.com.
Jackson, NC - Janey P. Ellen, a long time resident of Jackson North Carolina passed away July 25, 2013 into her Lord and Saviors heavenly arms. Born March 5, 1933 she was the daughter of the late Alex Pitt and Sarah Pitt. She was surrounded by her daughters, their husbands and all of her grandchildren that loved her dearly.   She served her work years as Assistant Register of Deeds, Register of Deeds, and Veterans Officer in Northampton County and was a member of the Jackson Baptist Church. Janey was the widow of Sidney T. Ellen and is survived by her daughters Callie Ellen and Agatha Knab, Son in-laws Richard Moore and Darryl Knab, Grandchildren, Duane Knab, Waylon Knab, Farrah Knab and Lacee Moore. Funeral services will be held Sunday, July 28, 2013 at 2:30 PM at Jackson Baptist Church in Jackson, NC Burial will follow at the family cemetery. The family will receive friends Sunday from 1:30 until 2:30 PM at Jackson Baptist Church, prior to services. Arrangements are being handled by Massey Funeral Home in Jackson, NC. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.haroldmasseyfuneralhome.com.
Aulander, NC - Mrs. Betty Louise Lassiter Hurdle, age 87 died Wednesday, July 31, 2013 at Roanoke Chowan Hospital in Ahoskie, NC. Mrs. Hurdle was born April 21, 1926 in Hertford County, NC, the daughter of the late Carlton Lassiter and Meddie Outland Lassiter. She was also preceded in death by a husband William C. Hurdle and a grandson, Keith Hurdle. She is survived by her son, Jimmy Hurdle and his wife Gaila of Aulander, NC.  Her grandson, Rev. Greg Hurdle.  Two step grandchildren, Stacy Blowe and Troy Hand. Also eight great grandchildren. Three sister -in-laws and many nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held Saturday, August 3, 2013 at 11:00 AM at Oak Grove Baptist Church with Rev. Greg Hurdle officiating.  Burial will follow at Job Cemetery. The family will received friends at Massey Funeral Home in Aulander, Friday from 7:00 until 8:30 PM.
Huntersville, NC - Mrs. Doris Abrams Wilson, age 85 formerly of Roanoke Rapids, NC  passed away July 30, 2013 at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, NC. Doris was born April 10, 1928 in Wilson County North Carolina, the daughter of the late Edgar Paul Abrams and Mattie Virginia Hughes Abrams. She  was also preceded in death by her husband Calvin Wilson. Doris worked many years in Roanoke Rapids for W.R. Grace Company. Survivors include her two daughters Patricia Koski  (Robert) of Mooresville, NC and Sheila Skelton (Dennis) of Huntersville, NC; A son George Martin Kellis (Marsha) of Tallahassee, Florida; Five grandchildren Cynthia Stowe, Tonya Demott, Jason Wright, Carrie Wright and Jack Kellis; Six great-grandchildren and one great great-granddaughter  and a very special friend Ada Godsey. Funeral services will be held Friday, August 2, 2013 at Massey Funeral Home in Roanoke Rapids, NC at 2:00 P.M. with Rev. David Martin officiating. Burial will follow in Cedarwood Cemetery in Roanoke Rapids. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 12:00 until 1:30 P.M. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.haroldmasseyfuneralhome.com. Massey Funeral Home in Roanoke Rapids, NC is handling the arrangements.
Garysburg, NC - Stephen Thomas Hill, age 57 of Paragould, Arkansas and formerly of Garysburg, NC died suddenly in Ripley County, Missouri.       Stephen was born February 24, 1956 in Roanoke Rapids, NC, the son of the late Frank Stephenson Hill and Elizabeth Gray Hill. He was also predeceased by a brother, Mark Hill. He is survived by his fiancé Katheryn Newton.  His children, Brent Hill of Roanoke Rapids and Jessica Hill of Sanford, NC.  His brother, Freddie Hill and his wife Viola of Garysburg.  His sisters, Betty Lou Zusin of Charlotte, NC and Mary Jo Edwards and her husband Mark of Sanford, NC. A Graveside Memorial Service will be held, Saturday, August 3, 2013 at 11:00 AM at Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church with Rev. Robert Hill officiating. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.haroldmasseyfuneralhome.com. Arrangements are being handled by Massey Funeral Home.