James Robert Smith, 83

James Robert Smith, 83, of Wake Forest, died Saturday, June 28, 2014, at his residence. He was born Sept. 16, 1930, in Wake County, to the late Benjamin and Lillie Hartsfield Smith. He is survived by his wife, Ella B. Smith, of Wake Forest; 10 children, Lawrence Williams and...

Patrick Lee “Rick” Williams, 70

Patrick Lee “Rick” Williams, 70, of Wake Forest, passed away Tuesday, June 24, 2014, at his home. He was born in Grand Rapids, Mich., on Sept. 21, 1943, to the late Richard Carlisle Williams and Patricia Ann Graves Brown. Mr. Williams received his undergraduate degree from the...

Fred Eaton, 79

Fred “Freddie” Eaton, 79, of Bunn, died Wednesday, June 25, 2014. He is survived by a daughter, Brenda Wortham, of Youngsville; two sons, Kenneth Eaton, of Phoenix, Ariz., and Richard Eaton, of Jacksonville, Fla.; one sister, Ruby Youman, of Baltimore, Md.; two brothers, Jesse...

Dan T. Cash

On the morning of June 24, 2014, Dan Cash, of Wake Forest, passed away peacefully at his home after a three-year battle with lung cancer, with his beloved wife, Kay Bailey Cash, at his side. Dan loved people, and nothing made him happier than to greet a friend. He spent most of...

Jerry Duane Miller Jr., 56

Jerry D. Miller Jr., of Miami, Fla., formerly of Raleigh, passed away Tuesday, June 24, 2014, at the V.A. Hospital in Durham. He was born July 6, 1957, to Jerry D. Miller Sr. and Nancy S. Miller in Chateauroux, France, and he served in the U.S. Army. Jerry is survived by his...

Samuel Clyde Murphy Jr., 79

Samuel Clyde Murphy Jr., 79, of Angier, died Thursday, June 26, 2014, at Rex Hospital in Raleigh. He was the son of the late Agnes Hunt Murphy and the late Samuel Clyde Murphy Sr., of Epsom. After graduating from Campbell College, he served in the U.S. Army and then worked at...

Candace Mary Maicher, 68

Candace Mary Maicher, 68, of Raleigh, formerly of Highland, Ind., passed away, Friday June 27, 2014, at her home, surrounded by her family. She was born in Lake County, Ind. to the late Francis B. and Mary O. (Turk) Kubeck. Mrs. Maicher was a high school English and literature...

Louis F. Novello Jr., 67

Louis F. Novello Jr., 67, of Wake Forest, formerly of Wantage, N.J., passed away, Saturday, June 28, 2014, at his home, surrounded by his family. Mr. Novello was born in Elizabeth, N.J. September 5, 1946, to the late Louis Frank Novello and Rose Ray Novello. He was a veteran of...

Robert Landon Averette, 44

Robert “Robbie” Landon Averette, 44, of Wilmington, formerly of Wake Forest, passed away Sunday, June 29, 2014, at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. He was born to Larry Averette and Joan Henley Averette, Sept. 13, 1969, in Wake County. In addition to his parents, Robbie...

N. B. Daniel, 86

N. B. Daniel Jr., 86, of Blackstone, Va., passed away Monday, June 30, 2014. He was the widower of Elvy Daniel, and was also preceded in death by a son, Ned Daniel, and granddaughter, Jill Daniel. He is survived by his loving friend, Janice Blankenship, of Blackstone; daughter,...

Irene McCowan Alston, 91

Irene McCowan Alston, 92, of Castalia, died Tuesday, July 1, 2014. She is survived by her husband, Ellis Alston, of Castalia; three daughters, Eula Leonard, of Spring Hope; Daphine Thomas (Bobby), and Maxine Perry (Simon), all of Louisburg; two sons, Ray B. Alston, of Castalia,...

Jamie Ayscue Jr., 54

Jamie Ayscue, Jr., 54, of Franklinton, died Thursday, June 26, 2014. Jamie was born in Ohio, the son of the late Travis Josephine Ayscue and Jamie Ayscue Sr. He was retired from the U.S. Marine Corp. Funeral services, including a full military honor guard, were held Saturday,...