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...

Edwin Hunter Averette, 83

Edwin Hunter Averette, 83, of Franklinton, formerly of Raleigh, passed away peacefully in his home Sunday, July 27, 2014. Born July 29, 1930, in Granville County, Mr. Averette was the son of the late Roy and Dora Averette, and he served in the U.S. Army during the Korean...

Linda Sue Morris, 82

Linda Sue Morris, 82, died Saturday, June 28, 2014, due to complications during open-heart surgery. She was married to U.S. Army Lt. John “Phil” Morris, formerly of Wake Forest, and traveled the world, living in Japan, Germany, Hawaii and all over the U.S., for the 54 years they...

Henry C. “Buddy” Harris

Henry C. “Buddy” Harris, of Wake Forest, peacefully entered into the presence of the Lord July 28, 2014. Born in Beaufort County, he was the son of the late Leroy and Lorena Hardison Harris. Buddy was a veteran of the U.S. Coast Guard. He attended The Cincinnati Bible Seminary,...

Berdenia A. Carter, 56

Berdenia A. Carter, 56, of Raleigh, died Friday, June 27, 2014, at Duke Raleigh Medical Center. She was born May 26, 1958, in E. Orange, N.J., to Vinson Anderson and Mary Hall Anderson. She is survived by three children, Capricia Conyers (Johnny), Dyamon Anderson and Howard...

Bessie D. Morgan, 77

Bessie D. Morgan, 77, of Wake Forest, died Sunday, June 29, 2014, at her residence. She was born June 27, 1937, in Franklin County, to the late Frank and Maggie Wright Debnam. Funeral arrangements will be announced at a later date.

Robert Saxon Hill, 89

Robert Saxon Hill, 89, of Wake Forest, passed away at home Monday, June 30, 2014, after a brief illness. He was the devoted husband of Jean. Bob was born in 1925 in Jersey City, N.J., the son of Harold and Nina (Saxon) Hill. He was a veteran of WWII, serving as a pilot in the...

Edward Lee Burt, 58

Edward Lee “Burtro” Burt, 58, of Henderson, died Tuesday, July 1, 2014. He is survived by his wife, Earnestine Hargrove; four daughters, Cindy Hicks, of Raleigh; Juankenia Hargrove, of Butner; and Sheila Thomas and Wanda Thomas, both of Centerville; six sons, DaQuan Burt and...

Ann Marie Turner, 88

Ann Marie Turner, of Franklinton, died peacefully Tuesday, July 1, 2014, at Transitions Life Care in Raleigh. Ann was born Jan. 15, 1926, in Montgomery, Ala., to the late Mr. and Mrs. Charlie (Anna Dukes) Johnson. Ann attended the Washington Business Institute in New York, N.Y....

Beulah Frazier Caudle, 93

Beulah Frazier Caudle, 93, of Wake Forest, died Friday, July 4, 2014, after an extended illness. She was born in Franklin County, the daughter of the late Wiley Jackson Frazier and Florence Young Caudle. Beulah was preceded in death by her husband, Johnnie Oscar Caudle; two sons,...

Robert G. Keith Jr., 33

Robert “Bob” Gentry Keith Jr., 33, of Holly Ridge, formerly of Wake Forest, died Friday, July 4, 2014, at his residence. He was born in Guilford County, the son of Robert G. “Joe” Keith Sr. and the late Sharon Hogan Keith. Bob was a graduate of Wake Forest-Rolesville High School...