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...

Donald L. Pace, 75

Donald L. Pace, 75, of Raleigh, passed away June 10, 2014, after a courageous battle with leukemia. Don grew up in Irvington, N.J., where he met and married his high school sweetheart, Meta Rose. He served four years in the U.S. Navy and then moved to Westfield and then...

Gilbert B. Tart, 75

Gilbert B. Tart, 75, of Raleigh, passed away Monday, June 16, 2014, at his residence, with his loving family by his side. He was born in Vance County, son of the late Jim and Bessie Tart. Gilbert owned and operated Tart’s Jewelers with his son in Raleigh for 17 years, where he...

Elyse Renee Woodyear

Elyse Renee Woodyear, infant daughter of Sarah Sicotte Woodyear and Joe Woodyear, passed away Tuesday, May 13, 2014, at Wake Medical Center. Funeral services were held Friday, June 6, at Faith Baptist Church in Youngsville, with the Rev. Richard Mills officiating. Burial was in...

Vann Tingen Ellington, 88

Vann Tingen Ellington, age 88, died May 21, 2014, at Universal Health Care in Oxford. She was a native of Franklin County, and was the daughter of the late Hubert T. and Betty Vann Holmes Ellington. Vann was of the Baptist faith and was retired from Westinghouse. Graveside...

Liddie Allen Arnold, 82

Liddie Allen “L.A.” Arnold, 82, of Raleigh, passed away Tuesday, June 3, 2014. He was born in Pitt County, the son of the late Lizzie Wayne Arnold and John Allen Arnold, and he was married to Barbara Tillson Arnold, who preceded him in death. L.A. was a veteran of the U.S. Army...

Ellen Marie Schultz, 86

Ellen Marie Schultz, 86, of Winston-Salem, died Wednesday, June 4, 2014, at Universal Healthcare/North Raleigh. She was born in Warren County, Penn., the daughter of the late Elmer Cyril Smith and the late Fredericka Ziegler Smith. Ellen graduated from Academy High School in...

Linda Joyce Watkins-Winston, 73

Linda Joyce Watkins-Winston, 73, of Charlotte, formerly of Wake Forest, passed away Friday, June 6, 2014, at Carolina Medical Center in Charlotte. Linda was preceded in death by her father, Luther A. Watkins Sr. and brother, Donald Yarborough. She is survived by her husband,...

McComas Burgess, 61

McComas “Mac” Burgess, 61, died Thursday, June 5, 2014. He was a lifelong resident of Franklin County. He was born May 1, 1953, to the late Byron B. Burgess and Ruby Phelps Burgess. Surviving are his cousins, Linda and Johnny Pearce, and close friends, the Rev. Clyde Waiden,...