Category: Obituaries

Herbert Alston

HERBERT ALSTON, beloved father, son, brother and friend, was born to the late Willis Alston and Annie Mae Somerville Alston on August 3, 1945, in Halifax County, North Carolina. He departed this earthly life and entered his Heavenly home on Saturday, July 14, 2018, in Raleigh, North Carolina. His formal education was received in the Halifax County Public School System.…

Alfred Alonzo “Bug” Harris

ALFRED ALONZO “BUG” HARRIS was born on October 31, 1954, in Halifax County, North Carolina, to the late Plummer Harris and Alice Solomon Harris. He transitioned from this earthly life to enter his Heavenly home on Wednesday, July 11, 2018, at Transitions LifeCare in Raleigh, North Carolina. Alfred accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior during his early life…

Joe Edward Dowtin

JOE EDWARD DOWTIN, son of the late Willie Dowtin and O’Lillian Jones Dowtin, was born on July 1, 1945, in Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina. He peacefully entered into eternal rest and peace on Wednesday, July 11, 2018, at the Berkeley Medical Center in Martinsburg, West Virginia. During his early years, Joe became a member of the Shearins Chapel Baptist Church…

Junius “Red” Hicks, Sr.

JUNIUS “RED” HICKS, SR., peacefully departed this earthly life on Saturday, July 7, 2018, at Signature Healthcare of Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina. He was born on September 18, 1930, in Littleton, North Carolina, to the late Essex Junius Hicks and Ida Alston Hicks Patterson. Under the stewardship of his mother, he joined the Pleasant Zion Baptist Church and attended regularly.…

Rufus Marvin Edmonds

RUFUS MARVIN EDMONDS was born on June 2, 1958, in Halifax County, North Carolina, to the late Thomas Edmonds and Ruth Thorne Hockaday. He transitioned from this earthly life to enter the Heavenly realm on Thursday, June 28, 2018, at the home of his sister in Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina. Rufus accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior, was…

Timothy Edward “Ballie” Simmons

TIMOTHY EDWARD “BALLIE” SIMMONS, son of Parthenia Daniel Simmons and the late Howard Edward Simmons, Sr. was born on March 28, 1962, in Halifax, North Carolina.  He departed this earthly life on Monday, June 18, 2018, on Sam Powell Dairy Road in Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina. Timothy received his formal education in the Halifax County Public School System, and he…