W. Paul Denton, 39

William Paul Denton, 39, of Selma, died Wednesday, June 18, 2014, at Johnston Memorial Hospital with his family by his side. He was born in Johnston County, the son of Ethel Marie Smith Denton and the late William Ellis Denton Jr. A memorial service was held June 21 in the chapel...

Eileen Ugorcak, 66

Eileen Ugorcak, 66, of Wake Forest, died Thursday, June 19, 2014, at Duke University Medical Center. She was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., the daughter of the late Florence Gieg Kennan and William Kennan Sr., and was preceded in death by her brothers, Ronald Kennan and William Kennan...

Elton Gray Spivey, 63

Elton Gray Spivey, 63, of Louisburg, died Friday, June 20, 2014. He is survived by his wife, Barbara Ann Spivey; three daughters, Suzette McConnell (Justice), of Durham; Jennifer Marshall (Reginald), of Apex; and Beverly Judkins (Leonard), of Louisburg; one sister, Marguerite...

Steven Wayne King, 64

Steven Wayne King, 64, of Youngsville, died Friday, June 20, 2014. He was born in Wake County, the son of the late Phyllis and Alec King, and was a truck driver with Covenant Trucking. Steven is survived by his sisters, Connie Gail King Trauco, of Atlanta, Ga.; Mary Lynne King...

Ralph Donald Edwards, 88

Ralph Donald Edwards, 88, of Franklinton, passed away Thursday, June 19, 2014. Ralph was born Sept. 2, 1925, in Marshville, N.C., to Katie and Roland Edwards. After serving in the Army Air Corps in WWII, he received a degree in agronomy from N.C. State University and worked in...

James P. Varney, 86

James Perry Varney, 86, of Wake Forest, died Monday, June 23, 2014, at WakeMed. He was born in West Virginia, the son of the late Emma and Leonard Varney. He was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy F. Varney; a daughter, Debbie Sue Varney; a half-son, James Perry Delaney, and...

Willie Henry Moore, 73

Willie Henry Moore, 73, of Franklinton, died Monday, June 23, 2014. He is survived by his wife, Lola J. Moore; daughter, Deborah Moore Silver, of Louisburg; sisters, Lois May Thomas and Gracie Lee Edgerton, both of Louisburg; brother, James Otis Moore, of East Orange, N.J.; along...

Derek Thomas Icenhour, 16

Derek Thomas Icenhour, 16, passed away Sunday, June 22, 2014, at Duke University Hospital. He was born in Westmoreland County, Pa. Derek attended Wakefield High School, was a member of Wake Forest Presbyterian youth group and was a life Scout with Wake Forest Boy Scout Troop 5....

Patsy Pearce Whitt, 79

Patsy Pearce Whitt, 79, of Raleigh, passed away Friday, June 13, 2014, at her home, in the arms of her husband with her family by her side. She was born July 20, 1934, in Wake County, the daughter of the late W. Worth and Burma Pearce. Mrs. Whitt was a member of North Raleigh...

Ian Christopher Richardson, 17

Ian Christopher Richardson, 17, of Youngsville, went home to be with the Lord Saturday, June 7, 2014. He is survived by his parents, Kevin Wade Pepperdene, of Youngsville, and Ila Mae Pepperdene, of Florida; sisters, Ila Lenore Richardson, of Florida, and Brittany Mae Pepperdene,...

Ronnie G. Morris, 65

Ronnie Glenn Morris, 65, of Bunn, died Monday, June 16, 2014, at Duke Raleigh Hospital. Ronnie was a son of the late Macon and Carrie Morris. He was preceded in death by his sister, Janice M. Dickerson, and brother, Macon Morris Jr. Ronnie was a soft-spoken and kind-hearted...

Grace Joynes Baker, 84

Grace Joynes Baker, 84, of Raleigh, died Saturday, June 14, 2014, at Duke Raleigh Hospital. She was born in Scotland, the daughter of the late George and Grace Mellis. Grace was an avid dancer and was a member of several senior dance clubs. She enjoyed singing in the church as...