Mattie Pearce Bean, 51

Mattie Pearce Bean, 51, of Louisburg, died Thursday, July 31, 2014, at UNC Hospitals. She was born in Franklin County, the daughter of the late Julian and Minnie Williams Pearce, and she was a member of Glen Royal Baptist Church. Mattie is survived by her husband, Marshall Bean;...

Roy Edward Niner, 77

Roy Edward Niner, 77, of Wake Forest, passed away Thursday, July 31, 2014, at his residence. He was the son of the late Henry Edward Niner and Eskey Miller Niner. Roy lived in Frostburg, Md., for most of his life, and moved to Wake Forest in 2012. He was a veteran of the U.S....

Dorothy B. Carroll, 85

Dorothy B. Carroll, 85, of Youngsville, died Friday, Aug. 1, 2014, at Transitions LifeCare Hospice House in Raleigh. She was born in Duplin County, daughter of the late Isadora McArthur Bell and Lem Bell, and she was preceded in death by her husband, Rev. Edwin Carroll, and a...

Ruth O’Neal Kearney, 69

Ruth O’Neal Kearney, 69, of Wake Forest, died Saturday Aug. 2, 2014, at her residence. She was born in Wake County, daughter of the late Pauline Moore O’Neal and Sanford O’Neal, and was preceded in death by her husband, Alton Kearney, and a granddaughter, Tammy Mitchell. Mrs....

John Charles Ice Sr., 69

John Charles Ice Sr., 69, of Wake Forest, passed away Aug. 3, 2014, surrounded by his loving family, after a courageous battle with frontotemporal dementia. John was born in Morgantown, W.Va. April 16, 1945, and was the son of John Reynolds Ice and Freda Mae Wilson Ice. John was...

Phyllis Anne Perry, 71

Phyllis Anne Perry, 71, of Zebulon, died Sunday, Aug. 3, 2014, at her residence. She was born in Wake County, the daughter of Annabelle Ellington Baker and the late Tom Baker. She was preceded in death by a step-son, Danny Perry. Mrs. Perry is survived by her husband of 39 years,...

Claire P. Scarboro, 86

Claire P. Scarboro, 86, was called home to be with the Lord Monday, Aug. 4, 2014.  She was born Dec. 19, 1927, in Wake County, daughter of the late Spencer Pulley and Julia Blackley Pulley. She was a dedicated member of Rolesville Baptist Church and served in many different...

Virginia Smith Woodlief, 92

Virginia Smith Woodlief, 92, formerly of Wilton, died Tuesday, July 15, 2014. She was a native of Wake County, and was the daughter of the late Clarence Smith and Eleanor Smith, and the widow of Pender L. Woodlief. She was a member of Brassfield Baptist church, and was a hair...

Danny C. Mitchell, 60

Danny C. “2Shaé” Mitchell, 60, of Louisburg, died Wednesday, July 23, 2014. He is survived by his wife, Tonya Lee Mitchell, of Louisburg; daughters, Kadijah Henderson and LaTonya Kingsbury, both of Louisburg; and Lynette Cannady, of Nashville, N.C.; son, Danny Mitchell Jr., of...

Leighanne Christine Harper

Leighanne Christine Harper, infant daughter of Heather Binion Harper and Jerre L. Harper Jr., of Youngsville, entered eternal life in the arms of Jesus Thursday, July 24, 2014, at Duke University Medical Center. Funeral services were held Tuesday, July 29, at Faith Baptist...

Fred Dewitt Coats Sr., 85

Fred Dewitt Coats Sr., 85, of Franklinton, died Sunday, July 27, 2014. He was born December 14, 1928, to the late John Wallace Coats and Mozelle Codsgill Coats. Fred was a Franklinton town commissioner for 14 years. He was a member of American Legion Post No. 52, Franklinton...

Janet Helena Briggs Roth, 74

Janet Helena Briggs Roth, 74, of Raleigh, died peacefully July 27, 2014, at Falls River Court & Village, attended by her family. She was born Jan. 2, 1939 in Monroe, Maine, and graduated from Bridgton Academy in 1957. She graduated from Bryant College (Rhode Island) in 1959...