Donald G. Gibbons Jr., 54

Donald Gregory Gibbons Jr., 54, of Wake Forest, died Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014, at Rex Hospital. He was born in Astoria, N.Y. and was a senior mechanical engineer with Schneider Electric for the past 16 years. Mr. Gibbons is survived by his wife of 31 years, Eileen Keane Gibbons;...

Johnny Macon Pleasants, 57

Johnny Macon Pleasants, 57, of Franklinton, died Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014. During Johnny’s life he was able to mentor youth through the Back on Track Program. He took great pride in being able to use his life and his experiences to help others. Mr. Pleasants is survived by his...

Rev. Gene J. Mangum, 69

The Rev. Gene Julian Mangum, 69, of Wake Forest, passed away Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014, at Universal Healthcare in Raleigh. He was born in Wake County, the son of the late Sam Mangum and Esther Murray Mangum, and was a retired operations manager with the city of Raleigh Water...

Robert H. Rice, 88

Robert Harper Rice, 88, of Youngsville, died Aug. 12, 2014, at Wake Medical Center in Raleigh. He was born in Edgecombe County, the son of the late Charlie Rice and Myrtle Perry Rice. Mr. Rice is survived by his sons, Phillip L. Rice, of Wake Forest; David Rice and wife, Alice,...

Mattie Pearce Bean, 51

Mattie Pearce Bean, 51, of Louisburg, died Thursday, July 31, 2014, at UNC Hospitals. She was born in Franklin County, the daughter of the late Julian and Minnie Williams Pearce, and she was a member of Glen Royal Baptist Church. Mattie is survived by her husband, Marshall Bean;...

Roy Edward Niner, 77

Roy Edward Niner, 77, of Wake Forest, passed away Thursday, July 31, 2014, at his residence. He was the son of the late Henry Edward Niner and Eskey Miller Niner. Roy lived in Frostburg, Md., for most of his life, and moved to Wake Forest in 2012. He was a veteran of the U.S....

Dorothy B. Carroll, 85

Dorothy B. Carroll, 85, of Youngsville, died Friday, Aug. 1, 2014, at Transitions LifeCare Hospice House in Raleigh. She was born in Duplin County, daughter of the late Isadora McArthur Bell and Lem Bell, and she was preceded in death by her husband, Rev. Edwin Carroll, and a...

Ruth O’Neal Kearney, 69

Ruth O’Neal Kearney, 69, of Wake Forest, died Saturday Aug. 2, 2014, at her residence. She was born in Wake County, daughter of the late Pauline Moore O’Neal and Sanford O’Neal, and was preceded in death by her husband, Alton Kearney, and a granddaughter, Tammy Mitchell. Mrs....

John Charles Ice Sr., 69

John Charles Ice Sr., 69, of Wake Forest, passed away Aug. 3, 2014, surrounded by his loving family, after a courageous battle with frontotemporal dementia. John was born in Morgantown, W.Va. April 16, 1945, and was the son of John Reynolds Ice and Freda Mae Wilson Ice. John was...

Phyllis Anne Perry, 71

Phyllis Anne Perry, 71, of Zebulon, died Sunday, Aug. 3, 2014, at her residence. She was born in Wake County, the daughter of Annabelle Ellington Baker and the late Tom Baker. She was preceded in death by a step-son, Danny Perry. Mrs. Perry is survived by her husband of 39 years,...

Claire P. Scarboro, 86

Claire P. Scarboro, 86, was called home to be with the Lord Monday, Aug. 4, 2014.  She was born Dec. 19, 1927, in Wake County, daughter of the late Spencer Pulley and Julia Blackley Pulley. She was a dedicated member of Rolesville Baptist Church and served in many different...

Virginia Smith Woodlief, 92

Virginia Smith Woodlief, 92, formerly of Wilton, died Tuesday, July 15, 2014. She was a native of Wake County, and was the daughter of the late Clarence Smith and Eleanor Smith, and the widow of Pender L. Woodlief. She was a member of Brassfield Baptist church, and was a hair...