Mattie Richardson Mitchell, 98

Mattie Richardson Mitchell, 98, of Louisburg, died Wednesday, May 21, 2014. She is survived by two daughters, Gwendolyn Freeman, of Castalia, and Fay Moore, of Wake Forest; two sons, John Mitchell, of Newport News, Va., and Horace Mitchell, of Huntsville, Ala.; one brother,...

Mildred “Millie” Carter, 69

Mildred “Millie” Bowden Carter, 69, of Youngsville, died peacefully Friday, May 23, 2014, at the William Dunlap Center for Caring. She was born in Edgecombe County, the daughter of the late Olive Truckner Bowden and Marvin Wesley Bowden, and was preceded in death by her husband,...

Ronnie Fay Queen, 65

Ronnie Fay Queen, 65, of Zebulon, died Saturday, May 24, 2014, peacefully at home. Funeral services will be held Saturday, May 31, at 1 p.m., in the chapel of Bright Funeral Home in Wake Forest. Burial will follow in Pine Forest Memorial Gardens. Ronnie is survived by his wife,...

Raymond Erick Harp Jr., 73

Raymond Erick Harp Jr., 73, of Wake Forest, died Thursday, May 22, 2014, at the William Dunlap Center for Caring. He was born in Wake County, the son of the late Lessie Davis Harp and Raymond Erick Harp Sr., and was preceded in death by his brothers, James Harp and Charles Harp....

Donald Winston Wright, 84

Donald Winston Wright, 84, of Franklinton, died Saturday, May 25, 2014. He was born July 31, 1919, to John Thomas Wright Sr. and Vallie Evans Wright, and was a lifelong resident of Franklin County. Wright owned and operated his own farm in Franklinton for many years. He was a...

David Gary Looper, 70

David Gary Looper, 70, of Raleigh, passed away, Sunday, May 25, 2014, at the Select Specialty Hospital in Durham. He was born in Greenville, S.C., the son of the late Roy Augustus Looper and Willie Edna Snyder Looper. He was a graduate of Millbrook High School, and was a veteran...

Robert W. “Bob” Bridges, Sr., 71

Robert Wayne “Bob” Bridges Sr., 71, of Wake Forest, passed away Wednesday, May 21, 2014, at Rex Hospital. He was born in Wake County to the late William Elmo Bridges and Lena Catherine Grice Bridges. Mr. Bridges was a graduate of Wake Forest High School, and was a veteran of the...

Dorothy (Dot) Hall Hinton, 71

Dorothy (Dot) Hall Hinton, 71, of Wake Forest, went to be with her Lord May 26, 2014, when she lost her battle to breast cancer after a fight of more than 14 years. Dot was born in Abington, Penn., to Bernice and Raymond Parker April 1, 1943. She was predeceased by her parents...

Willie Frank Bartholomew, 78

Willie Frank Bartholomew, 78, of Louisburg, died Sunday, May 18, 2014, at his home. Willie Frank was the son of the late Willie H. and Suell Joyner Bartholomew. He retired from the Army National Guard at the rank of 1st Sergeant after 32 years of service and was honored with the...

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),...

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...

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...