Juanita Tharrington, 86

Juanita Davis Tharrington, 86, of Louisburg, died Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013. She was born July 2, 1927, to the late Berry and Lillie Brown Davis. She was preceded in death by her husband, Allen T. Tharrington; sisters, Florine Gardner, Annie Mae Mattox and Magdalene Smith; and...

I’m beginning to think I’m related to Rip Van Winkle

Roving Sixteen years ago, I thought if there was one pleasure I anticipated in retirement years, it was having the time to take a daily nap — something that just doesn’t work in full-time working schedules. And believe me, I now take advantage of a nap, almost daily, without...
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Cooperative Extension celebrates volunteers success

Franklin County Cooperative Extension recently hosted their 2013 Volunteer Reception.  Cooperative Extension considers itself fortunate to have a group of outstanding and loyal volunteers, according to Charles Mitchell, Franklin County Extension Director. “Volunteering is the...

Ethel B. Edgerton, 63

Ethel B. Edgerton, 63, of Franklinton, died Friday, Dec. 13, 2013. She is survived by one sister, Evelyn Edgerton, of Nashville, N.C.; and one brother, Harold Edgerton, of Charlotte. Wake services will be held at Richardson Funeral Home in Louisburg, Friday, Dec. 20, 7-8 p.m....
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Dewarner Earl Duke, Jr., 73

Dewarner Earl Duke, Jr., 73, of Youngsville, passed away peacefully Monday, Dec. 16, 2013, at Rex Hospital. He was born in Wake County, June 16, 1940, the son of the late Dewarner Earl Duke Sr. and Virginia Dare Lloyd Duke. He was raised by his maternal grandparents, Lonnie D....