Essie P. Harris, 83

Essie P. Harris, 83, of Louisburg, died Wednesday, April 9, 2014. She is survived by her husband, John L. Harris, of the home; daughters, Tharia Howard and the Rev. Pearline Burt, both of Centerville, and Ellie Buchanan, of Perth Amboy, N.J.; son, Waverly Burt, of Nashville,...

Clarence A. Davis, 69

Clarence A. Davis, 69, of Louisburg, died Tuesday, April 8, 2014. He is survived by his wife, Dorothy A. Davis, of the home; two daughters, Cheryl Davis, of Louisburg, and Lisa (Greg) Alston, of Warrenton; two sons, Clarence Davis Jr. (Tracey), of Washington, D.C., and Anthony...
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Warren Dean Briggs, 47

Warren Dean Briggs 47, of Wake Forest, passed away April 4, 2014, surrounded by his loving family. He is survived by his wife, Kerri, and his children Anthony, Ian and Emmeline. Also surviving are his brother, Wade Briggs (Jennifer); sister, Eileen Briggs; sister-in-law, Virginia...

Carla Raines, 49

Carla Raines, 49, of Louisburg, died Friday, April 4, 2014. She is survived by her special friend, Lorrine Arrington, of the home; daughter, Keshia Raines, and granddaughter, Zykirah Raines, both of Franklinton; mother, Marie Watson, of Oxford and father, John Stallings, of...

Carla D. Hockaday, 57

Carla D. Hockaday, 57, of Youngsville, died April 5, 2014 at Wake Medical Center in Raleigh. She was born August 3, 1956, in Wake County, to the late Leroy Williamson and Ada Mae Hockaday. She is survived by her son, Edward Hockaday, of the home, and grandson Damarcus Hockaday;...

Robert “Darren” Davis, 47

Robert “Darren” Davis, 47, of Louisburg, died Tuesday, April 8, 2014. He is survived by his wife, Veronica McEachin-Davis, of the home; daughter, Cortney Davis, of Cary; sons, Dakota Davis, of the home, Darren A. Brooks, of Petersburg, Va.; James McEachin and Devin McEachin, both...

Eddie C. Marsh, 86

Eddie C. “Biggeon” Marsh, 86, of Nashville, N.C., died Wednesday, April 9, 2014. He is survived by three sons, Eddie Rogers, of Washington, D.C.; Roger Ricks, of Rocky Mount; and Eddie Wiggins (Savannah), of Spring Hope; one sister, Thelma Lewis, of Roselle, N.J.; along with...

Ernestine Wilder, 93

Ernestine Wilder, 93, of Youngsville, passed away Tuesday, April 8, 2014, at home. She was born April 23, 1920, in Franklin County to the late Henry B. and Mary Lou Plummer Wilder. She is survived by her sister, Doretha Floyd, of Youngsville, along with a host of nieces, nephews,...

Sidney Albert Jones, 68

Sidney Albert Jones, 68, of Franklinton, passed away, Friday, April 4, 2014, at Franklin Medical Center. He was born in Durham County, the son of the late Tully Enos Jones and Estelle Kelly Jones. A celebration of his life was held Wednesday, April 9, 2014, in the Chapel of...

Dorothy Bell Burnette, 77

Dorothy Bell Burnette, 77, of Welcome, N.C., died Sunday, April 6, 2014, at her residence. She was born in Franklin County, the daughter of the late Nellie Pearce Bell Potts and William Cleathen Bell. She was preceded in death by a brother, E.C. Bell, and by a sister, Bobbie Bell...
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Ronald Jerome Massenburg Sr., 59

Ronald Jerome Massenburg Sr., 59, of Fayetteville, passed away Friday, April 4, 2014. He was born May 31, 1954, and grew up in Wake Forest. He was a member of the 1968 state championship Dubois High School football team. He is survived by his wife, Ethel; son, Ronald Jr.;...

Joseph Walter Travers, 80

Joseph Walter Travers, 80, of Wake Forest, died Tuesday, March 25, 2014. Mr. Travers was born in the Bronx, N.Y., the son of the late Virginia Van Der Hayden Travers and Walter Travers. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and a retired banker. A funeral mass was celebrated March...