Samuel R. Bizzell, 82

Samuel R. Bizzell, 82, of Wake Forest, died Saturday, May 17, 2014, at Duke Raleigh Hospital in Raleigh. He was born May 18, 1931, in Wayne County, N.C. He is survived by three daughters, Mary A. Bizzell-Harris and Joyce M. Bizzell, both of Raleigh; and Francis B. Bryant (Roy),...
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J.E. Horton, 77

James Everette Horton, 77, of Louisburg, died Friday, May 16, 2014, at his home. He was known by many as J.E. or “J.” He was the son of the late Sam and Flossie Tant Horton. J.E. was preceded in death by his first wife, Marie J. Horton; son, Sammy Horton; and his sister, Yvonne...
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Gerald L. Stanton, 67

Gerald Lee Stanton, 67, of Louisburg, died Friday, May 9, 2014, at WakeMed. Gerald was the son of the late Irving and Beatrice P. Stanton. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran. A funeral service was held Friday, May 16, in the chapel of Strickland Funeral Home. Burial followed in...

J. Larry Dowdy Sr., 68

James Larry Dowdy Sr., 68, of Louisburg, died Monday, May 19, 2014, at Wake Medical Center. He was born in Johnston County, the son of the late Rev. Leon Wilson Dowdy and Bessie Pearl Ellis Dowdy. Mr. Dowdy is survived by his wife, Pamela Jean Dowdy; sons, James Larry Dowdy Jr.,...
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Claude Vernon Hunter, 80

Claude Vernon Hunter, 80, of Rolesville, died Friday, May 16, 2014, at Rex Hospital. He was born in Vance County, the son of the late Callie Vernon Hunter and Ida Lloyd Hunter, and was retired from Weavexx, where he worked in the shipping and receiving department. Mr. Hunter...
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Leonard J. Groves, 82

Leonard James Groves, 82, of Fayetteville, died Monday, May 12, 2014. Leonard was preceded in death by his wife, Gloria M. Groves. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, was awarded the Purple Heart in the Korean War and served in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam War. After...

Jerry T. Allen, 55

Jerry Thomas Allen, 55, of Creedmoor, died Friday, May 16, 2014. Funeral services were held Tuesday, May 20, at Mary’s Chapel Baptist Church with the Rev. Al Thomas officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Jerry is survived by his wife, Lisa Ross Allen; children, Dana...

Carol A. Williams, 67

Carol Ann Nichols Williams, 67, of Bunn, died Friday, May 9, 2014, at her home. Carol was the daughter of the late Raymond and Elizabeth Nichols. A funeral mass was held Tuesday, May 13, at Our Lady of the Rosary Roman Catholic Church. Carol is survived by her husband, Robe...

Ronnie Keith Narron, 63

Ronnie Keith Narron, 63, of Wake Forest, died Sunday, May 4, 2014. He was born in Johnston County, the son of the late Mabel Hicks Narron and Joe Narron, and was a project manager with Southern Industrial Constructors for more than 40 years. A memorial service honoring his life...

Rose Peres Oudia

Rose Peres Oudia, of Wake Forest, was called home to be with the Lord Monday, May 5, 2014. Rose was a loving daughter, sister, chef, caretaker and servant of God. Her sweet spirit will forever live through her family and friends. Rose is survived by her mother, Susan Oudia;...

Minnie Yancey Jones, 84

Minnie “Granny” Yancey Jones, 84, of Louisburg, died Wednesday, May 7, 2014. She is survived by three daughters, Juanita Bullock (James) and Virginia Hodge, both of Bunn, and Patricia Wilson (Barry), of Louisburg; two sons, William Jones Jr., of Louisburg, and James Jones...

Kay Francois, 72

Kaye Francois, 72, of Louisburg, died Saturday, May 10, 2014. She is survived by her husband, Frank Francois, of the home; three daughters, Stacy Jones, of Marietta, Ga.; Janine White, of N. Plainfield, N.J.; and Monique Wannamaker, of Frederica, Del.; two sons, Frankie Francois,...