Annie Knight Scarborough, 77

Annie “Ruth” Knight Scarborough, 77, of Smithfield, died Monday, Jan. 13, 2014, in WakeMed Hospital in Raleigh. Born Jan. 22, 1936, in Franklin County, she was a daughter of the late Jason Henry and Sophie Medlin Knight. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Anita Kay...

James G. Gilliam, 71

James Grimmett Gilliam, 71, of Albemarle, formerly of Louisburg, died Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014. James was son of the late Joseph Raymond and Roxie Elizabeth Clay Gilliam. He was preceded in death by his brother, Raymond Joseph Gilliam. James is survived by his sister-in-law, Annie...

Wendy Kearney Gorlesky, 52

Wendy Kearney Gorlesky, 52, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014. She was born March 22, 1961 in Vance County. Wendy was the daughter of the late Pete and Rosa Kearney of Franklinton. She was a graduate of Franklinton High School. She loved to chat on Facebook, cook and listen to...

Latifa Danyel Whitfield-McNeil, 43

Latifa Danyel Whitfield-McNeil, 43, of Raleigh, died Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014. She is survived by her husband, Timothy McNeil and daughter Timia Ayana Rose McNeil, both of the home; step-son Timothy Lee McNeil, Jr., of Raleigh, and sister, Letitta Brodie, of Louisburg. Visitation...
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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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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.;...
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David Vincent Van Nest

David “Dave” Vincent Van Nest, of Franklinton, passed away suddenly Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014. Dave was born in Binghamton, N.Y., to Clarence Eugene Van Nest and Barbara Marean Van Nest. Dave served honorably in the U.S. Air Force, rising to the rank of sergeant, and was president...

Jean Sunderland Holmes, 85

Jean Sunderland Holmes, 85, of Wake Forest, passed peacefully on Dec. 31, 2013, at Louisburg Nursing Center, after a long illness. She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Chad and sister, Dorothea; and grandson, Christopher. She is survived by her husband, Leonard of...

Anita Louis Matthews, 50

Anita Louise Matthews, 50, of Franklinton, died Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014, after a brief illness. A native of Poughkeepsie, N.Y., she was born July 8, 1963, to Robert and Wanda Robinson Sackett. Anita and her husband have resided in Franklinton for seven years. Anita was preceded in...

Patricia Haley Anderson, 83

Patricia Haley Anderson, 83, of Wake Forest, passed away Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013 at her home. An Atlanta native, Pat attended Atlantic Christian College in Wilson, and was a high school English teacher in Fayetteville and Robersonville. She received a master’s degree in English...