Danny Johnson, 80

Danny Johnson, 80, of Youngsville, passed away Sunday Oct. 5, 2014, at Rex Hospital. He was born in Franklin County, to the late Daniel Atlas Johnson and Madge Yarborough Johnson. As a lifelong member of Harris Chapel Baptist Church, Danny was instrumental in many benevolent...

Iola Williams Gardner, 81

Iola Williams Gardner, 81, of Wake Forest, died Friday, Oct. 3, 2014, at Hillside Nursing Center. She was born in Wake County, the daughter of the late Walter and Ardelle Carpenter Williams. Funeral services were held Monday, Oct. 6, in the chapel of Bright Funeral Home, with the...

Mary Louise Oakley, 74

Mary Louise Oakley, 74, of Franklinton, died Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014, at Nash General Hospital. She was born in Wake County to the late Arthur Lee Poole and Mae Ferrell Poole. She retired from Child Nutrition Services with Wake County Public Schools after 18 years, and later...

Community mourns student standouts

By Clellie Allen The collective Wake Forest and Rolesville communities are reeling this week from the sudden, tragic deaths of two students. Isaiah Langston, 17, a junior from Rolesville High School, and Braden Rock, 15, a Heritage High sophomore, both died Monday, prompting an...

Many involved in worthy church project; a pressing problem for Bob and Al

Roving My hat’s off to the cheerful volunteers who helped make the recent Wake Forest United Methodist Church’s semi-annual Fish Fry a huge success. Under the capable supervision of Lewis and Joan Freeman, everything went off well, including the delivery of 50 plates to Electric...