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...

Danny C. Mitchell, 60

Danny C. “2Shaé” Mitchell, 60, of Louisburg, died Wednesday, July 23, 2014. He is survived by his wife, Tonya Lee Mitchell, of Louisburg; daughters, Kadijah Henderson and LaTonya Kingsbury, both of Louisburg; and Lynette Cannady, of Nashville, N.C.; son, Danny Mitchell Jr., of...

Leighanne Christine Harper

Leighanne Christine Harper, infant daughter of Heather Binion Harper and Jerre L. Harper Jr., of Youngsville, entered eternal life in the arms of Jesus Thursday, July 24, 2014, at Duke University Medical Center. Funeral services were held Tuesday, July 29, at Faith Baptist...

Fred Dewitt Coats Sr., 85

Fred Dewitt Coats Sr., 85, of Franklinton, died Sunday, July 27, 2014. He was born December 14, 1928, to the late John Wallace Coats and Mozelle Codsgill Coats. Fred was a Franklinton town commissioner for 14 years. He was a member of American Legion Post No. 52, Franklinton...

Janet Helena Briggs Roth, 74

Janet Helena Briggs Roth, 74, of Raleigh, died peacefully July 27, 2014, at Falls River Court & Village, attended by her family. She was born Jan. 2, 1939 in Monroe, Maine, and graduated from Bridgton Academy in 1957. She graduated from Bryant College (Rhode Island) in 1959...

Edwin Hunter Averette, 83

Edwin Hunter Averette, 83, of Franklinton, formerly of Raleigh, passed away peacefully in his home Sunday, July 27, 2014. Born July 29, 1930, in Granville County, Mr. Averette was the son of the late Roy and Dora Averette, and he served in the U.S. Army during the Korean...

Linda Sue Morris, 82

Linda Sue Morris, 82, died Saturday, June 28, 2014, due to complications during open-heart surgery. She was married to U.S. Army Lt. John “Phil” Morris, formerly of Wake Forest, and traveled the world, living in Japan, Germany, Hawaii and all over the U.S., for the 54 years they...

Henry C. “Buddy” Harris

Henry C. “Buddy” Harris, of Wake Forest, peacefully entered into the presence of the Lord July 28, 2014. Born in Beaufort County, he was the son of the late Leroy and Lorena Hardison Harris. Buddy was a veteran of the U.S. Coast Guard. He attended The Cincinnati Bible Seminary,...

Berdenia A. Carter, 56

Berdenia A. Carter, 56, of Raleigh, died Friday, June 27, 2014, at Duke Raleigh Medical Center. She was born May 26, 1958, in E. Orange, N.J., to Vinson Anderson and Mary Hall Anderson. She is survived by three children, Capricia Conyers (Johnny), Dyamon Anderson and Howard...

Bessie D. Morgan, 77

Bessie D. Morgan, 77, of Wake Forest, died Sunday, June 29, 2014, at her residence. She was born June 27, 1937, in Franklin County, to the late Frank and Maggie Wright Debnam. Funeral arrangements will be announced at a later date.