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William A. Brown, 82

Gunnery Sgt. (Ret.) William A. “Wild Bill” Brown, 82, of Warrenton, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014. He was born in Staunton, Va., the son of the late Jesse Mae Rowe Brown and Luther Brown. Wild Bill, as he liked to be called, was a lifetime Marine. He was a silver medalist...
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4-H members place in national Avian competition

FRANKLIN COUNTY — Four Franklin County 4-H members competed in the National 4-H Poultry and Egg Conference Avian Bowl held in Louisville, Ky., Nov. 20-21.   The competition, including team members Taylor Farley, Joey Moore, Kenny Richardson and Joseph Adams, was held in...
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Maidie O’Neal Mangum, 89

Maidie White O’Neal Mangum, 89, of Wake Forest, passed away Friday, Jan. 10, 2014, at her home. She was born in Franklin County, the daughter of the late Henry White and Mary Ann Chalk White, and was a graduate of Youngsville High School. Mrs. Mangum retired from Westinghouse as...

Shirley Pender Horton, 75

Shirley Pender Horton, 75, of Louisburg, died Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014, at WakeMed. She was born in Wilson County, the daughter of the late Rudolph David Pender and Pauline Outlaw Pender. Shirley retired from Weavexx after 19 years of service. After her retirement, she was a...

Frances Lillian Skowron, 92

Frances Lillian Skowron, 92, of Raleigh, passed away Monday Jan. 13, 2014, at her home. She was born April 1, 1921, at Long Island, N.Y. She is survived by her sons, John Skowron and his wife, Carolyn and Robert Skowron and his wife, Rebecca; brother, William Frietsche Sr.;...