William H. Blackmon, 87

William Howard “Bill” Blackmon, 87, of Wake Forest, died Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014. He was born in Johnston County, the son of the late Howard and Naomi Daughtery Blackmon, and he was a member of the Falls Baptist Church. Bill was a founding member of the Falls Fire Department and...

Horace Gaylon Layton, 79

Horace Gaylon Layton, 79, of Eatontown, N.J., formerly of Youngsville, died quietly in his home Oct. 30, 2014, surrounded by friends and family. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He was a career soldier, retired U.S. Army lieutenant colonel and...

Cynthia Jean Gage, 48

Cynthia Jean Gage, 48, of Wake Forest, died Sunday, Nov. 2, 2014, surrounded by her family. Ms. Gage was born in Los Angeles County, Calif., to Nancy Wetzler Gage and the late John Donald Gage, and she was an accomplished jeweler in the San Francisco area for more than 25 years....

Makenzie Rose Tilley

Makenzie Rose Tilley, of Franklinton, infant daughter of Crystal and Chris Tilley, was born and died Monday, Nov. 3, 2014. A graveside funeral service was held Wednesday, Nov. 5, at the Ridgecrest Baptist Church Cemetery. In addition to her parents, Makenzie is survived by her...

William Curtis “Curt” Soule Jr.

William Curtis “Curt” Soule Jr., of Wake Forest, died Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014. At a young age, Curt began playing golf, a passion he pursued throughout life. He received a scholarship to play for Campbell University in 1968 and was a member of the national championship winning...

Mary Grace Watkins, 86

Mary Grace Jones Watkins, 86, of Zebulon, died Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, at Universal Healthcare in Raleigh. She was born in Wake County, the daughter of the late George David Jones and Roxie Lee Ellington Jones. Funeral services were held Sunday, Oct. 26, at Rolesville Baptist...

Glenda Sue Billings, 60

Glenda Sue Billings, 60, of Youngsville, died Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, at Duke Medical Center. She was born in Indianapolis, Ind., the daughter of the late Doris and Robert Brown. She graduated from Northeast High School in 1972, where she was a cheerleader in the pep squad. She...

Dorothy J. Macon, 97

Dorothy J. Macon, 97, died Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014, at Hillside Nursing Center. She was born in Granville County, the daughter of the late Addie House Fuller and Elija Fuller. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Darwin Jackson Sr., Bruce Young and E.G. Macon;...

Judy B. Brewer, 67

Judy Bailey Brewer, 67, of Zebulon, died Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014, after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born in Wake County, the daughter of Louise Pleasants Bailey and the late Raymond Pelic Bailey, and was a retired supervisor with Alcatel. Funeral services were held...

Ronald Lloyd “Ronnie” Brown, 60

Ronald Lloyd “Ronnie” Brown, 60, of Wake Forest, died Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014, at his home. He was born in Moore County, the son of the late William Floyd Brown Sr. and Martha Ellen Taylor Brown. A memorial service will be held today (Thursday), Oct. 30, at 2 p.m. in the chapel...

Alma Lee Tabor, 74

Alma Lee Ray Tabor, 74, of Youngsville, died Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014, at the William Dunlap Center for Caring. She was born in Wake County, the daughter of the late Junious and Ola Keith Ray, and she retired as cafeteria manager of Fox Road Elementary School. Funeral services...

Arthur J. Schneller Sr., 86

Arthur John Schneller Sr., 86, of Wake Forest, died Friday, Oct. 17, 2014, at his home. He was born in Ontario, Canada, the son of the late Mary Kaufman Schneller and Otto John Schneller, and he was a retired forklift mechanic with Gaylord Containers. Funeral services were held...