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Elmo Roosevelt "Nookie" Wilkins

September 28, 1934 — January 16, 2021

Benson, NC: Mr. Elmo Roosevelt “Nookie” Wilkins, age 86, of Old Fairground Road passed away on Saturday, January 16, 2021 at his residence. Graveside Services will be held 11:00AM, Tuesday, January 19, 2021 at Harnett Devotional Gardens in Dunn. Rev. Lester Bledsoe will officiate.              Mr. Wilkins was born on September 28, 1934 in Johnston County to the late James Wellon and Ada Christine Long Wilkins. He was preceded in death by several sisters and brothers. Mr. Wilkins retired from the International Paper Company. Surviving include his wife of 64 years, Betty M. Wilkins; children, Vicky Joyner of Erwin, Randy Wilkins and wife, Karen of Garner; grandchildren, Jason Joyner and wife, Mandy, Joey Joyner, Christine Wilkins, Graham Wilkins; great-grandchildren, Zoe Joyner, Truett Joyner, James Joyner, and Jesse Joyner; sister, Mamie Godwin of Benson; several nieces and nephews. Mr. Wilkins will be available for viewing and you may sign the register book on Monday, January 18, 2021 at Rose & Graham Funeral Home in Benson and the family will not be present during this time.               In accordance with NC-COVID-19 guidelines, the funeral home suggests practicing social distancing and the three W's: wait, wash, and wear a face covering. Masks are required for all services.             Flowers are welcomed; however, memorials may be made to Liberty Home Care and Hospice 105 Hunt Valley Drive, Dunn, NC 28334.             Arrangements by Rose and Graham Funeral Home in Benson, NC
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Monday, January 18, 2021

12:00 - 5:00pm (Eastern time)

Rose & Graham Funeral Home, Benson

301 W Main St, Benson, NC 27504

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Graveside Service

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Starts at 11:00am (Eastern time)

Harnett Devotional Gardens

5668 Fairground Rd, Dunn, NC 28334

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