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Edward Van Wilson, 83, of 3031 S. Highway 48, Roanoke Rapids, died Monday, November 16, 2009 at Guardian Care of Roanoke Rapids. 

William Lloyd Epps, II, 55, of Roanoke Rapids,  died Saturday, November 14, 2009, at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital in Norfolk, Virginia.

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Viola Bell Conner Dail, 77 of 13 Village Avenue, Windsor, formerly of Gaston, NC died Thursday, November 12, 2009 at Pitt Memorial Hospital in Greenville.  

Joseph Clarence Curley, 81, of 1762 Hawkins Chapel Road, Roanoke Rapids, died Monday, November  9, 2009, at Roanoke Chowan Hospital in Ahoskie.



Elsie “Polly” Dickens Floyd


Elsie “Polly” Dickens Floyd, aged 79, of 1419 South Main Street, Wake Forest, N.C. formerly of Aurelian Springs died Tuesday October 27, 2009 at Wake Medical Center. She was a member of Ebenezer United Methodist Church.  She was a wonderful wife, mother, and very determined and strong willed.  She attended Aurelian Springs School and loved gardening and farming.  She was the daughter of the late W. C. Dickens and Elsie Crawley Dickens.  She was also preceded in death by her half brothers and sister: Teddy, Russell Lee, Fletcher, Milton, Algier, Judge, Willis and Patty Dickens.

Roanoke Rapids



Margaret Long Johnson, 92 0f 713 East 12th Street, died Monday, October 26, 2009 at Halifax Regional Medical Center.

Roanoke Rapids, NC

Edith King Barnes, 90, of 115 Clearfield Drive, Apt. 24 died Monday, October 19, 2009 at Halifax Regional Medical Center.

Roanoke Rapids, NC


Eugene Massey, Jr. 49, of 132 Jefferson Street, has answered the call to heaven on Saturday, October 17, 2009 at Duke University Medical Center in Durham after a long battle with several medical conditions.  He was a fighter to the very end who will no longer suffer.  


Roanoke Rapids, NC


Edward Lee Perkinson, Sr. 80, of 63 Stephens Street, died Saturday, October 17, 2009 at Halifax Regional Medical Center. 


Reverend James A. Whitaker



James Albert Whitaker, the second child and first son of the late Rev. Charles H. and Betty H. Whitaker was born February 17, 1928 in Halifax County, North Carolina. He peacefully entered into eternal rest on October 16, 2009 at the Somerset Court Assisted Care Facility in Rocky Mount, North Carolina.

Elizabeth Turner Drake Arp, 84, of 215 Gate Street, Gaston, N. C. died Thursday, October 15, 2009, at Halifax  Regional Medical  Center.  She attended

Nellie Dickens Brantley,  93 of Alpharetta, Georgia died Tuesday  October  6th, 2009. 

She was a member of Monumental Methodist Church in Portsmouth, Virginia.   She was a Christian Lady,

Attended church all her life.  She was a very giving person she would give you anything she had,

Always helping people,  good sense of humor.  Everyone she

Arnold “Big Gene” Gene Jordan, Sr., 66, of Halifax, died Monday, October 5, 2009.  Arnold was baptized in the Community Center Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by

Mary Rue Stansbury Bell, 80, of Roanoke Rapids, died Sunday, October 4, 2009 at Halifax Regional Medical Center.

She was a loving mother, grandmother and

Imogene Frances Collins, 78, of Roanoke Rapids, died Friday, October 2, 2009 at her home at 1791 Hwy 158 Roanoke Rapids, NC.  She was born

Vivian Louise Browder, 71, died Friday, September 25, 2009, surrounded by her family, at her home on 969 True Blood Rd. Halifax, NC.. She was born November 23, 1937 in Halifax County.

She was a compassionate, caring and loving

Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina

Thomas David Lloyd,  84, died at Halifax Regional Medical Center on September 15, 2009, after a long illness.

Orie Love Gray, 88, of Hampton Manor in Gaston died Tuesday, September 15, 2009 at Halifax Regional Medical Center. She was born April 6, 1921 in Halifax County to

On Monday, September 14, 2009, Helen Bell Turner Acree of 701 Georgia Avenue, went home to be with her Lord.  She was born December 5, 1933 in

Robert Joseph “Bobby Joe” Pipkin, 55 of 307 Franklin Street, died Saturday, September 12, 2009 at Halifax Regional Medical Center.

Roanoke Rapids


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Charles Leon Birdsong, 71 of 415 Americus Street, died Friday, September 11, 2009 at Halifax Regional Medical Center.  Mr. Birdsong was born May 11, 1938 in Halifax County to the late Millard and Virginia Birdsong. 


Arnold “Red” Wayne Vowell, Sr., 64, of Roanoke Rapids, NC, died Wednesday, September 9, 2009 at Halifax Regional Medical Center. He was born August 17, 1945 in Halifax County, NC to the late Roland LeClaire and Pauline Cain.

Thelma Rebecca “Becky” Mills Sykes, 73, of Gaston, died Thursday, September 3, 2009 at Guardian Care of Roanoke Rapids.

Roy Allen Spence, 70, of 509 Lawrenceville Rd. Gaston, NC, died Thursday, August 27, 2009 at Pitt Memorial Hospital in Greenville, NC.

Lennis Nelms Newsom, 80, of 4340 Aurelian Springs Road, Halifax, died Friday, Aug. 21, 2009, at Halifax Regional Medical Center.

Thelma Elizabeth Jernigan, 96, of Roanoke Rapids, died Saturday, Aug. 22, 2009, at Halifax Regional Medical Center.

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