Jessie Thomas, 88

Jessie Thomas, 88, of Louisburg, died Tuesday, April 22, 2014. He is survived by one son, Eric Thomas, and his wife Tandelayo, of Louisburg, along with two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Visitation took place April 25 at Richardson Funeral Home in Louisburg. Funeral...

Jessie Spencer, 89

Jessie “Frog” Spencer, 89, of Louisburg, died Thursday, April 24, 2014. He is survived by three daughters, Patricia Owens (George), of Newark, N.J.; Vivian Hart (Randolph), of Oxford; and Bessie Patterson, of Charlottesville, Va.; five sons, Jessie Spencer Jr. (Mary), of...
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Mary Etta Craft, 62

Mary Etta Craft, 62, of Zebulon, died Friday, April 25, 2014, at WakeMed after suffering a massive stroke. She was born in Quinwood, W.Va., the daughter of the late Clarence Beavers and Adeline Lilly Beavers. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Cynthia Lynn, and her...
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Joseph Gundy, 96

Joseph Gundy, 96, of Wake Forest, died Saturday, April 26, 2014, at Wake Medical Center. He was born in Bryan, Texas, and was a veteran of the U.S. Navy , having served in WWII. Mr. Gundy was preceded in death by his mother, Josephine Rile; a sister, Ruby Cunningham, and his...

Marguerite Senter Thweatt, 86

Marguerite Senter Thweatt, 86, of Franklinton, died Sunday, April 27, 2014, at Rex Hospital. She was born in Franklin County, the daughter of the late Hubert Henry Senter and Mary Pergerson Senter, and was administrative assistant for the EPA and IRS for many years. Mrs. Thweatt...

Andrew Lifsey, 58

Andrew Carol “Andy” Lifsey, 58, of Wake Forest, died Sunday, April 27, 2014, at his residence. He was born in Raleigh February 12, 1956, the son of the late Joyce Lewis Lifsey and Leon Carol Lifsey. Andy was a member of the Heritage Golf Club and considered Kerr Lake his second...
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Frank G. Sullivan, 83

Frank G. Sullivan, 83, passed away peacefully Sunday, April 27, 2014, surrounded by his loving family. A long-time resident of Wake Forest, Frank was born and raised in Hickory. The son of a Southern Baptist minister, Frank graduated from Wake Forest College, where he was a...
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Mary Bailey Smith, 76

Mary Bailey “Tootsie” Smith, 76, of Wendell, passed away Monday, April 28, 2014, after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born Aug. 23, 1937, in Wake Forest, the daughter of the late Rueben and Elva Bailey. Tootsie worked as a bookkeeper for Howard Perry & Walston...

Robert W. Allen Jr., 59

Robert W. “Bobby” Allen, Jr., 59, of Wake Forest, died Wednesday, April 16, 2014. He was born in Wake County and was a 1973 graduate of Wake Forest-Rolesville High School. Bobby was a lifelong member of Wake Forest United Methodist Church and was a longtime employee of The Wake...

Shirley Liles Hood, 76

Shirley Liles Hood, 76, of Zebulon, died Wednesday, April 16, 2014, at WakeMed. She was born in Franklin County, the daughter of the late Robert Liles and Nettie Jane Pearce Liles, and was retired from ITT Telecommunications after many years of service. Mrs. Hood is survived by...

Leroy Tisdale, 51

Leroy Tisdale, 51, of Louisburg, died Sunday, April 20, 2014. He is survived by his wife, Mary Tisdale, of Henderson; daughters, Alicia Baker, of Youngsville; Gwendolyn Tisdale, of Wake Forest; and Sharon Tisdale, of Louisburg; sisters, Shirley Alston and Diane Edgerton, both of...

Travis A. Torry, 20

Travis Andrew Torry, 20, of Wake Forest, died Monday, April 14, 2014. He was born in Johannesburg, South Africa. Travis lived in Wake Forest since 2007 and was a 2011 graduate of Wakefield High School. Travis worked at Over The Falls Deli and Falls River Music. Music was Travis’...