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Christine Jensen Pontius

September 2, 1941 - July 13, 2017

Ms. Christine Jensen - Pontius, 75, went to be with the Lord on Thursday July, 13,2017. Funeral arrangements at a later date.
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Margaret M. Williams

November 30, 1918 - June 29, 2017

Margaret M Williams, 98, passed away Thursday June 29, 2017 at her home. A graveside service will be held Monday at 11:00 AM at Martin Memorial Gardens with Rev Randell Woodard and Rev Don McMurry officiating.Mrs Williams was born in Lee County on November 30, 1918. She was the daughter of Ottis and Rosa Moffit. She was a homemaker and a member of the Robersonville First Baptist Church.On August...
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Josephine B. Moore

December 14, 1935 - June 10, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Biggs Funeral Home, Robersonville, NC.Mrs. Josephine Moore was born in Martin County on December 14, 1935 to her parents John Asa Bland and Chrissie Irene Lilly both of whom preceded her in death. She married her soulmate, Jamie Dalton Moore in 1952. She was a hardworking housewife. She was an amazing wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother to all of...
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Durwood Little Bullock

January 24, 1938 - May 2, 2017

Durwood Little Bullock, 79, went to be with his Lord on Tuesday May 2, 2017. The graveside service will be held Friday at 11:00 AM at Robersonville Cemetery.Mr Bullock was the son of the late Willard and Williaman Phillips Bullock. He was a veteran of the United States Navy. He retired from ECU where he worked in maintenance. He loved to fish, work in his shop making things, Nascar Racing, and...
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Mildred Williamson

March 19, 1935 - March 14, 2017

There will be a visitation for Mildred Williamson on Thursday, March 16, 2017 from 12:00pm to 1:00pm at Biggs Funeral Home, a Graveside service will follow at 1:00pm at the Robersonville Cemetery
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Ella Louise Vanderford

April 25, 1932 - January 24, 2017

Mrs. Ella Louise Matthews Vanderford, 84, went to be with her Lord on Tuesday, January 24 , 2017. Funeral services will be Thursday, January 26, 2017 at Robersonville First Christian Church at 1:00 P.M. Dr. David Brown will officiate. Visitation will be held at Biggs Funeral Home of Robersonville, N.C. on Wednesday night, January 25 from 7:00 until 8:30 P.M.In lieu of flowers, contributions may...
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Marjorie Irene Roche

October 25, 1921 - December 27, 2016

.Mrs. Marjorie Irene Roche, 95, of Robersonville, N.C., died Tuesday, December 27, 2016. No funeral arrangements at this time. Biggs Funeral Home of Robersonville is serving the Roche family.
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Edna Warren Brown

October 7, 1927 - December 16, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Biggs Funeral Home, Robersonville, NC.Edna Warren Brown, 89, died Friday, December 16, 2016 at The Vintage Inn in Williamston. The funeral service will be held Monday, December 19, at 11:00 A.M. at Biggs Funeral Chapel in Robersonville, N.C. with Jimmy Elks and Chris Minton officiating. Visitation will be from 10:00 until 11:00 A.M. prior to the service. A...
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Linda Lucille Jackson

April 28, 1944 - December 12, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Biggs Funeral Home, Robersonville, NC.Mrs. Linda Lucille Jackson, 72, went to be with her Lord on Monday, December 12, 2016. Mrs. Jackson lived in Pitt County most of her life and was married for 57 years to Carl Eugene (Cowboy) Jackson. She is survived by her husband and 2 daughters, Kathy Jo Jackson Barber and husband, Jeff of Robersonville, N.C.and Gaynelle...
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Martha Cannon Butts

July 8, 1933 - November 18, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Biggs Funeral Home, Robersonville, NC.
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Walter Benjamin Oakley

October 7, 1939 - November 16, 2016

Walter Benjamin Oakley, 77, died Wednesday November 16, 2016 at Vidant Medical Center in Greenville. Funeral service was held Saturday at 3:00 PM at Hamilton Baptist Church; burial followed at Hamilton Cemetery.Family received friends from 2:00 PM until funeral time at the church.He was the son of the late Walter Maynard and Elsie Ray Ayers Oakley. Walter worked in construction as an Iron Rigger...
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Genora Leggett Roberson

April 3, 1933 - November 13, 2016

Genora Leggett Roberson, 83, passed away Sunday, November 13, 2016 at VidantMedical Center in Greenville. A Graveside service will be held Wednesday at 11:00 AMat Robersonville Cemetery with Rev Marvin Warfe officiating.Genora was born April 3, 1933 in Martin County, daughter of the late Staton and NoraPage Leggett. She graduated from Oak City High School and received a bookkeepingdegree from...
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Daniel Jones

March 5, 1928 - October 17, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Biggs Funeral Home, Robersonville, NC.Daniel Martin "Bunk" Jones, 88, died Saturday, December 17, 2016 at Martin General Hospital. The funeral service will be held Tuesday at 11:00 AM at Biggs Funeral Home with Mitchell Jones and Rev J. M. Baggett officiating. Burial will follow at Martin Memorial Gardens."Bunk" was the son of the late John R. and Isabelle...
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Michael H. Keel

October 24, 1950 - October 11, 2016

Michael H Keel, 65, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, October 11, 2016 at the Hospice House of Greenville. The funeral service will be held Friday at 2:00 PM at Community Christian Church in Williamston with Daniel Voris officiating; burial will follow at Martin Memorial Gardens.Mike was born in on October 24, 1950 in Martin County, son of the late Walter and Sally James Keel. Mike graduated...
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Sally Gold Keel

April 7, 1928 - October 5, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Biggs Funeral Home, Robersonville, NCMrs. Sally Gold James Keel, 88, died peacefully at the Albemarle in Tarboro on Wednesday, October 5, 2016. She was born April 7, 1928 to the late Charlie and Rosa James. She was preceded in death by Walter Keel, her husband of 55 years, her brothers, Charlie, Robert, and C.X. James, and Gus Keel. Funeral services will be...
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Louise Bullock

February 18, 1935 - September 27, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Biggs Funeral Home, Robersonville, NC.Louise Williams Bullock, 81, died Tuesday, September 27, 2016 at her home. The funeral service will be held Saturday at 3:00 PM at Liberty Baptist Church with Rev Doug Knox and Rev J. T. Edwards officiating; burial will follow at Martin Memorial Gardens.Mrs Bullock was born in Martin County on February 18, 1935. She was the...
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Stuart Powell Warren

November 5, 1941 - September 17, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Biggs Funeral Home, Robersonville, NC.Mr. Stuart Powell Warren, 74, went to be with his Lord on Saturday September 17, 2016. A grave side service will be held on Thursday, September 22, 2016 at 11:00 AM at Martin Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Wednesday September, 21 from 6:00-8:00 P.M. at Biggs Funeral Home in Williamston, N.C.
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Gertie Oakley Matthews

May 19, 2016 - September 15, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Biggs Funeral Home, Robersonville, NC.Gertie Oakley Matthews, 82, died Thursday, September 15, 2016 at Oak Haven Assisted Living in Greenville. The funeral service will be held Saturday at 3:30 PM at Robersonville First Baptist Church with Dr. James O Hagwood and Rev Randell Woolard officiating' burial will follow at Robersonville Cemetery.Gertie was born in...
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Harry Clayton Roberson

July 25, 1930 - August 31, 2016

Harry Clayton Roberson Sr., 86, passed away on August 31, 2016 at Rex Hospital in Raleigh, NC.Harry was born in Robersonville, NC to Walter Edgar Sr. and Elizabeth Davenport Roberson, on July 25, 1930. He and his brother Edgar Roberson were owners of Robersonville Brothers Grocery Company for forty years. He was a veteran of the Korean War and proudly served his country in the United States...
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Elizabeth Keel James

September 23, 1929 - August 21, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Biggs Funeral Home, Robersonville, NC.
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Marjorie Ford Nelson

February 25, 1926 - May 1, 2016

Marjorie Ford Nelson, 90, died Sunday May 1, 2016 at Martin General Hospital. The funeral service will be held Tuesday at 2:00 PM at the First United Methodist Church with Rev Ron Elkins officiating; burial will follow at Martin Memorial Gardens.Mrs Nelson was born in Pitt County on February 25, 1926. She was the daughter of the late Will and Edna Jenkins Ford. She was retired from the town of...
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Verna Faye Hoggard

August 22, 1944 - April 17, 2016

.RobersonvilleVerna Faye Gurganus Hoggard, 71, passed away on Sunday, April 17, 2016 at the Vintage Inn. The funeral service will be held Wednesday at 2:00 PM at Biggs Funeral Home Chapel in Williamston; burial will follow at Martin Memorial Gardens.The family will receive friends Tuesday from 6-8:00 PM at Biggs Funeral Home in Williamston and other times at home of Paulette Bullock 1041 Pool...
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Curtis Haislip

May 13, 1928 - January 16, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Biggs Funeral Home, Robersonville, NC.Rev. Curtis Andrew Haislip, 87, went to his heavenly home on Friday, January 15, 2016 .The funeral service will be held Tuesday at 11:00 AM at the Greenville Church of God where he pastored for many years. He will be entombed in the mausoleum at Homestead Cemetery in Greenville.Curtis Haislip was born in Martin County on...
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Kenneth Lester Reardon

December 7, 1950 - December 1, 2015

Arrangements under the direction of Biggs Funeral Home, Robersonville, NC.Mr. Kenneth Lester Reardon, 64, died Tuesday December 3, 2015. Mr. Reardon is survived by his wife, Margie Reardon; his daughters, Rachel Modlin; daughter Kelly Reardon and husband Ken ; step-daughters Melissa Stancill of Robersonville; step-son Donnie Bullock of Robersonville; on brother, Wayne Reardon of Williamston;...
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Allie Everett Ward

June 27, 1918 - November 22, 2015

Arrangements under the direction of Biggs Funeral Home, Robersonville, NC. Mrs. Allie Everett Ward , 97, died on Sunday November 22, 2015 at her home. She was born in Martin County on June 27, 1918. Funeral services will be on Wednesday, November 25th at 2:00 P.M. at Robersonville First Baptist Church with visitation one hour prior to service. Dr. James Hagwood and Rev. Randall Woodard will...
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Elinor Glynn Gray

October 5, 1925 - November 4, 2015


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Ned Purvis Everett

December 26, 1924 - October 26, 2015

Arrangements under the direction of Biggs Funeral Home, Robersonville, NC.Ned P. Everett.Ned P. Everett, 90, of Robersonville died on the morning of Monday, October 26, 2015. A graveside service will be held Friday October 30th at 2:00 pm in the Robersonville Cemetery in Robersonville, NC. He was born on December 26th, 1924, in Robersonville, NC. The son of Nun C. Everett and Allie G. Little...
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Martha Gail Jones

July 30, 1954 - August 22, 2015


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Joseph Keith Oakley

September 2, 1956 - July 25, 2015

Arrangements under the direction of Biggs Funeral Home, Robersonville, NC.Robersonville- Joseph Keith Oakley, 58, passed away on Saturday, July 25, 2015, at his home surrounded by his loved ones. Graveside services will be at Martin Memorial Gardens in Williamston at 11:00 AM. Tuesday , July 28, 2015. Visitation will be at Biggs Funeral Home Monday night from 6:30 - 8:30 PM. in Robersonville, NC....
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Marvin Elmo Haislip

June 19, 1924 - July 25, 2015

Arrangements under the direction of Biggs Funeral Home, Robersonville, NC. Marvin Elmo Haislip. 91, died Saturday July 25, 2015 at Martin General Hospital. The graveside service will be Tuesday at 2:30 PM at Hamilton Cemetery. with Military Honors. Marvin was a World War II Veteran and a member of Haislip Roebuck Legion of Oak City. .He was a retired Inspector for NC Fisheries.Marvin was born...
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John Edgar Nelson

January 11, 1922 - June 4, 2015

John Edgar Nelson, 93, died Thursday, June 4, 2015 at his home. The funeral service will be held Saturday at 2:00 PM at the Robersonville First United Methodist Church with Rev Ron Elkins officiating; burial will follow at Martin Memorial Gardens.John was born in Martin County on January 11, 1922, son of the late John Richard and Lela Warren Nelson. He was retired from Smith-Johnson where he...
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Benjamin Edwin Powell

October 15, 1923 - May 30, 2015

Benjamin Edwin Powell, 91, passed away May 30, 2015. Ed was born October 15, 1923 in Gold Point, NC, to the late John Augustus Powell and Sarah Jane Keel. He married Edith Hall Everett of Robersonville, NC, and they were married 51 years. Ed first worked as a foreman at Dixie Motor Company in Williamston, NC until 1962, at which time he started farming and farmed for 26 years. He was a lifetime...
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Carolyn Jean Whaley Taylor

April 26, 1930 - May 28, 2015

Carolyn Jean Whaley Taylor, 85, a retired teacher died Thursday, May 28, 2015 after several months of declining health. The daughter of the late Alton Weaver and Geneva Murphy Whaley, she was born near Rose Hill in Duplin County on April 26, 1930. A graduate of Clement High School in Wallace, she attended Central Wesleyan College, Central, SC for one year before transferring to East Carolina...
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Mary Louise White

July 2, 1933 - March 31, 2015


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Henry Davis Jenkins

December 30, 1935 - March 23, 2015


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Wayne Bowen

October 21, 1936 - March 11, 2015

Wayne Bowen, 78, died Wednesday March 11, 2015 at his home, The funeral service will be held Saturday at 2:00 PM at Christian Chapel Church of Christ with Kurt Honican and Russell Mann officiating; burial will follow at Martin Memorial Gardens.Wayne was the son of the late Joseph Dee and Fannie Coltrain Bowen. He was born in Martin County on October 21, 1936. He was a longtime member of...
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George Johnson

November 17, 1936 - February 1, 2015

George W. "Pete" Johnson, Sr., 78, died Sunday, February 1, 2015. The funeral service will be held Thursday, February 3, 2015 at 2:00 PM at First Christian Church with Dr. David Brown officiating; burial will follow at Martin Memorial Gardens with military honors.Mr. Johnson was born on November 17, 1936 in Robersonville, Martin County, NC. He was the son of the late Louis and Bruce Elmer...
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Mary Carll Hughes

April 11, 1925 - January 14, 2015


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Gilbert Taylor

November 25, 1929 - January 13, 2015

Gilbert Powell "Tommy" Taylor, 85, a retired farmer and businessman of Oak City died Tuesday January 13, 2015 after several months of declining health. The son of the late Robert Eli and Ida Elizabeth Powell Taylor, he was born near Gold Point in Martin County on March 25, 1929. At an early age he was nicknamed "Tommy" by a family friend and became known by that name the rest of his life. He was...
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David Lee Bland

November 21, 1935 - December 30, 2014


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Dorothy Bland Nelson

March 5, 1938 - December 23, 2014

Dorothy Bland Nelson, 76, died Tuesday December 23, 2014 at Martin General Hospital. The funeral service will be held Saturday at11:00 AM at the Biggs Funeral Home Chapel with Rev Dallas Gurganus officiating; burial will follow at Robersonville Cemetery.Mrs Nelson was born March 5, 1938 in Martin County. She was the daughter of the late Ruben F. Bland and Ella Gray Brown. She was retired from a...
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Odis Whitaker

November 4, 1927 - December 21, 2014

Mr. Odis Whitaker, 87, died Sunday, December 21, 2014 at his home. The funeral service will be held Friday at 2:00 PM at the Robersonville First Baptist Church with Dr James O. Hagwood and Rev Brooks Wadsworth officiating; burial will follow at the Bethel Cemetery.Mr Whitaker was born in Edgecombe County on November 4, 1927. He was the son of the late Llewelyn and Ethie Rogerson Whitaker. On...
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Cassandra Dixon Stallings

September 24, 1961 - December 14, 2014


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Caswell Daniel Forbes

November 4, 1935 - November 23, 2014

Caswell Daniel "C.D." Forbes, 79, died Sunday, November 23, 2014 at Vidant Medical Center in Greenville. The funeral service will be held Wednesday at 2:00 PM at the Gold Point Church of Christ with Chris Minton and Tim Harris officiating; burial will follow in the Robersonville Cemetery.Mr. Forbes was born in Martin County on November 4, 1935 son of the late Caswell Walter and Rosie Mae Cowan...
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Marjorie Ward Chesson

May 17, 1921 - October 29, 2014


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Willie James Wynne

July 23, 1931 - September 27, 2014

Willie James Wynne 83 died Saturday September 27, 2014 at Ridgewood Manor in Washington, NC.Graveside services will be held Tuesday at 11:00 AM at Martin Memorial Garden with Chris Minton officiating.Mr Wynne was the son of the late George D. Wynne Sr. and Eva Griffin he was preceded in death by a son Richard Wynne and a Grand-Daughter Amy Wynne.On January 1, 1955 he married Marjorie Bullock...
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Annie Ruth Manning

January 5, 1935 - September 25, 2014

There will be a visitation for Annie Ruth Conner Manning at Grace Family Fellowship Church in Robersonville on Saturday, September 27, 2014 at 3:00pm to 4:00pm and a funeral service will follow.
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Joyce Whitfield Smith

January 11, 1937 - September 16, 2014

Joyce Whitfield Smith, 77, died Tuesday, September 16, 2014. The funeral service will be held Saturday at 2:00 PM at the First Christian Church with Dr David Brown officiating; burial will follow at Robersonville Cemetery. The daughter of Lester Latham and Carrie Louise Whitfield, Joyce was born in Mt. 0live on January 11, 1937, twin to Janyce Thomas of Williamston. She married Edgar Ferrell...
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Geneva P. Griffin

September 28, 1933 - September 8, 2014

Geneva Poe Griffin, 80, passed away on Monday, September 8, 2014 at the home of her eldest son, Melvin Gene Griffin and his wife, Sandy Pollard Griffin. Geneva was born on September 28, 1933 in Montgomery County, daughter of the late Manley Austin Poe and Ola Bowden Poe.After high school, Geneva moved to Williamston and began work as a nurse at Brown's Hospital, where she cared for many patients...
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Becky Simpson

October 8, 1945 - July 20, 2014

"Becky" Thomas Simpson, 68, died Sunday, July 20, 2014 at Vidant Medical Center in Tarboro. The funeral service will be held Wednesday at 2:00 PM at Gold Point Church of Christ with Chris Minton officiating; burial will follow at Robersonville Cemetery.Becky was born in Martin County on October 8, 1945, daughter of the late George and Laura Matthews Thomas. She was a homemaker and farmer. In...
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William Craig Johnson

May 22, 1954 - July 18, 2014

Arrangements under the direction of Biggs Funeral Home, Robersonville, NC.
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Louise Pittman Lee

February 1, 1923 - July 16, 2014

Louise Pittman Lee passed away peacefully from this life to her eternal one on Wednesday evening, July 16, 2014. She was 91.She was born in Kinston, NC on February 1, 1923, the daughter of Francis Marion and Eloise Quinn Pittman, and spent the majority of her adult life in Robersonville, NC. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Robersonville. She was preceded in death by her husband,...
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Russell Roebuck

July 19, 1922 - June 28, 2014

William Russell "Tuck" Roebuck, 91 died June 28, 2014 at home. A native of Martin County, he was born July 19, 1922, the son of the late Thomas Llewellyn Roebuck, Jr. and Lillie Virginia Jenkins. Russell was a devoted husband, loving father and uncle, generous friend and neighbor.Graveside services will be held at the Robersonville Cemetery at 11:00am on July 1, 2014, with the Reverend Delmus...
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Billy Allen Hurst

December 23, 1930 - May 25, 2014

Arrangements under the direction of Biggs Funeral Home, Robersonville, NC.
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Edna Roberson Glenn

June 22, 1938 - February 8, 2014

Arrangements under the direction of Biggs Funeral Home, Robersonville, NC.
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Ralph Augustus Keel

December 2, 1963 - October 24, 2013


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Wilma Richards

October 30, 1935 - Unknown

Wilma Prather Richards, 81, passed away on Monday, July 17, 2017 at Martin General Hospital. A graveside service will be held Friday at 11:00 AM at Martin Memorial Gardens.She was the daughter of the late Paul and Ava Prather. Wilma was the owner of the T & J Quick Stop in Parmele. On December 30, 1955 she married William Thomas Richards who preceded her in death on March 14, 1999.Survivors...
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