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Roanoke Rapids-

Alice Turner Perry, 72, died Tuesday, December 29, 2015, in Halifax Regional Medical Center.


Doris Krueger Stone, 75, died Thursday, December 24, 2015, at Vidant Healthcare in Greenville, NC.


Jesse Lee Hobbs, 80, died Monday, December 21, 2015, at his residence in Oxford, NC.

Roanoke Rapids—


Major Gordon R. Etheridge passed away Monday, December 14, 2015, at the age of 88 at Hampton Manor in Gaston, NC.

Littleton –

John B. Renn Jr. died Tuesday, December 8, 2015, at the age of 70 at Halifax Regional Medical Center in Roanoke Rapids.

Roanoke Rapids-

Barbara Dean Killebrew Johnston Hedspeth, 71, died at her home, surrounded by her family, Monday, December 07, 2015.

Sadie Shaw King, 95 of Sam Powell Dairy Road passed away Sunday, December 6, 2015 at her home.


Edward “Eddie” Earl Nelms, 51 of Hwy 903, Halifax passed away Friday, December 4, 2015 at Vidant Inpatient Hospice in Greenville.


John Thomas Anderson, 64 of Enfield passed away Sunday, November 29, 2015 at his home.

Arrangements are incomplete and being handled by Hockaday Funeral and Cremation Service.


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Roanoke Rapids-

Daphne Evelyn Cobb, 79, died Friday, November 27, 2015, at Wake Medical Center in Raleigh.

Heaven gained a beautiful angel on Wednesday, November 25, 2015 when Beulah Patrick Wood, 90, went to her eternal home.

Ann Elizabeth Valdes, 82 of Roanoke Rapids passed away Saturday, November 21, 2015 at her home of natural causes.

Neida Reeves Jones, 89 of Highway 48, Roanoke Rapids died Wednesday, November 18, 2015 at Hampton Manor in Gaston, NC.

Audrey Cordon Rose, 89 of Roanoke Rapids passed away Saturday, November 14, 2015 at Liberty Commons.


Roanoke Rapids-

Barbara D. Reed Newsome, 55, of Roanoke Rapids, died Friday, November 13, 2015 in Halifax Regional Medical Center after a brief battle with cancer.

Clarence Lee Smith was born July 4, 1941 in Halifax County. The son of the late James Robert Smith and Agnes Strickland Smith.


Peggy Brown Barrow, 78 , or New Hope Street passed away Thursday, November 12, 2015 at Nash General Hospital.


A.W. “Buddy” Powell, Sr., 93, passed away Wednesday, November 11, 2015, at Halifax Regional Medical Center.


Mary Jane McLean, 82, of Gaston, NC passed away Sunday, November 8, 2015 at Halifax Regional Hospital.


Lonnie “Tony” Parker, 71 of Roanoke Rapids passed away Sunday, November 8, 2015 at Halifax Regional Medical Center.



Jeffrey Tyler Hunt, known as Tyler by friends and family, 22, died Tuesday, November 3, 2015.

Doris Lee Browning Rose was born in January, 1931, to the parents, William Wallace Browning and Thelma Lucas Browning Hawkins.

Robert D. Bass, Jr., 87, passed away Tuesday, Oct 27 at his home in Portland, ME. A native of North Carolina, Bob graduated from Seaboard High School (’45) and after high school, he served 3 years in Korea for the US Army.


Ruth Anne Keye Shorter of Littleton, NC, formerly of Chesterfield County, VA, entered into the hope for which she had prepared, to see her Savior face to face.


Jean Bailey Nelms, 76, of Hwy 903, Halifax, died on Wednesday, October 21, 2015, surrounded by her loving family, at UNC Hospitals, Chapel Hill.



Joyce Sadler Ingram, 75, of Gaston, passed away Sunday, October 11, 2015 at Halifax Regional Medical Center.


Wayne A. Lister, who would have been 100 years old on October 9th, left to be with his sweet wife, Louise, on October 6, 2015.

Colonial Heights-

Nita Mae Spence, 83, died Saturday, October 3, 2015 at her residence in Colonial Heights.

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