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John L. Skinner, 81

John L. Skinner Jr., of Stuart, Va., formerly of Wake Forest, died Sunday, March 2, 2014, at Baptist Hospital in Winston Salem, N.C., surrounded by his family. He was born Dec. 4, 1932, to Leon Hardy Hines Skinner and John Llewellyn Skinner in Kinston, N.C. He was raised in...

Sue Bradfield Ostby, 55

Sue (Bradfield) Ostby passed from death to life, Thursday, March 13, 2014.  Born July 4, 1958 to Roger and Joan Bradfield, Sue graduated from Biola University in 1981 and Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in 1990. She served as a missionary to Thailand and Indonesia with her...
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Jean Daniels Freeman, 78

Jean Daniels Freeman, 78, of Raleigh, went to be with her Lord and Savior, Thursday, March 13, 2014, at the William M. Dunlap Center for Caring. She was born in Cabarrus County, the daughter of the late Clayton P. Daniels and Lottie Pearl Wilhelm Daniels. Jean graduated from...
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Shirley M. Blaisdell, 86

Shirley M. Blaisdell, 86, of Wake Forest, passed away peacefully March 1, 2014 , in Raleigh. She was born April 1, 1927, in Syracuse N.Y. and was preceded in death by her husband, Gregory D. Blaisdell, after 44 years of marriage. Mrs. Blaisdell was a devoted wife and loving...

Glenn D. Walston, 52

Glenn Douglas Walston, 52, of Wake Forest, passed away Wednesday, March 12, 2014, at WakeMed. He was born in Wilson County and worked with Lewis Tree Service. Glenn was full of life and was a casual person. Glenn is survived by his wife of 27 years, Rhonda Cook Walston; his...
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Mary Louise Gettman Spencer, 73

Mary Louise Gettman Spencer, of Kittrell, known to her family and friends as Marylou or Mom Mom, was surrounded by her family when she passed away Wednesday, March 12, 2014. She was born May 17, 1940 and retired after working at JCPenney for 20 years in the credit/catalog...
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Richard Jenkins, 60

Richard “Rick” Jenkins, 60, of Franklinton, passed away at his home March 13, 2014, after fighting a courageous battle with cancer. He was a native of Mecklenburg County, and was the son of Pearl Jones Snyder of Mount Holly and the late Jack Jenkins. Rick was a veteran of the...

Donnie Kent Harris, 52

Donnie Kent Harris, 52, of Louisburg, died Tuesday, March 11, 2014. He is survived by his daughter, Tamara Harris, of Portland, Ore.; mother, Bernice Harris, of Louisburg; sisters, Barbara Waters (Bruce), of Portland; Patricia Alston (Ricky), of Franklinton; Sandra Harris, of...

Daniel Lee Pittman, 70

Daniel Lee “Buddy” Pittman, 70, of Franklinton, died Monday, March 17, 2014. He joins his parents, Fred and Marie Pittman and brother, Harold “Bunny” in their heavenly home. He was born May 3, 1943, in Mitchell County, and worked at Electric Motor Shop and Athey for a number of...

Joe Williams, 79

Joe “Unni” Williams, 79, of Louisburg, died Tuesday, March 4, 2014. He is survived by his wife, Shirley Williams, of the home; three daughters, Andrea, of Boston, Mass., Denise Thompson, of Newark, N.J., and Jackie Johnson, of Willingboro, N.J.; two sons, Stanley White, of...
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Ronnie Wayne McGhee, 64

Ronnie Wayne McGhee, 64, of Wake Forest, died peacefully Sunday, March 9, 2014. He was born in Vance County, the son of the late Mozelle Stroud McGhee and Connie Lee McGhee. Ronnie was a loving husband, father and friend. He graduated from Aycock High School in Vance County, was...
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Clay Jacob Maulden Jr., 70

Clay Jacob “Butch” Maulden, Jr., 70, of Wake Forest, died Saturday, March 8, 2014. He was born in Durham County and was the son of the late Pattie Elizabeth McBroom Maulden and Clay Jacob Maulden Sr. Butch was a graduate of Durham High School and of Lees-McRae College. He also...