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This Week in History — week of Aug. 1, 2013

In a recurring feature, The Wake Weekly looks back at what happened this week throughout the years. 1943 •The Wake Forest town board is taking action to better chlorinate the town water supply because it doesn’t meet U.S. Army regulations. The decision came after they met with...
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John S. Bruce, 83

John S. Bruce, 83, of Wendell died Monday evening, July 22, 2013 at his home. He was born in Robeson County, the son of the late Java and Elizabeth June Bruce and was a member of Mount Vernon Baptist Church. Bruce was a retired automotive mechanic and was a veteran of the U.S....

Gloria Hawkins White, 55

Gloria Hawkins White, 55, of Louisburg died Thursday, July 25, 2013. The funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 30 at Shady Grove Baptist Church with the Rev. John Hopkins Sr. officiating. Burial was in Shady Grove Baptist Church Cemetery. Hawkins is survived by her...
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Leonard Fred “Len” Watkins, 81

Leonard Fred “Len” Watkins, 81, of Wake Forest passed away at WakeMed Monday, July 29, 2013. Watkins was born Aug. 21, 1931 in Wake County, the son of the late Wesley Marvin Watkins and Nellie Gray Hagwood Watkins. He worked with Mallinckrodt Chemicals, and was known for having a...

Lucille Debnam Black, 93

Lucille Debnam Black, 93, of Youngsville died Monday, July 22, 2013. The funeral service was held at 1 p.m. Friday, July 26 at Old Liberty Missionary Baptist Church with Dr. Charles Anthony Murrill Sr. officiating. Burial was in Old Liberty Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery....