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...

Susan Frances Kelly Robinson, 92

Susan Frances Kelly Robinson, 92, of Wake Forest, passed away Friday, March 28, 2014. She was born April 21, 1921 to the late Eddie and Virgie Jones Kelly, of Freeman, Va. She is survived by two daughters, Frances-Bonnie Campbell and husband, Bill, of the home; and Florine...
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April Brinley Bower, 45

April Brinley Bower, 45, of Raleigh, passed away Friday, March 21, 2014, at Duke Raleigh Hospital. She was born in Louisville, Ky., the daughter of the late Robert I. Brinley and Mary Elizabeth Risinger Brinley. April was a loving wife and a wonderful friend to all who knew her....
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W. Dorsett Finch, 85

William Dorsett Finch, 85, of Youngsville, passed away Friday, March 21, 2014, at home surrounded by his family. He was born in Franklin County, the son of the late George Henry Finch and Nannie Mae Pergerson Finch. Mr. Finch was a veteran of the National Guard and was a former...

Charles Laybon Perry, 58

Charles Laybon Perry, of Wake Forest, passed away at his home Tuesday, March 11, 2014. His parents were the late Novid and Helen Davis Perry. He is survived by one son, Shawn S. Perry; a grandson, Jordan A. Perry, and a sister, Brenda Perry Boucher. At his requests, no further...