Frances Lillian Skowron, 92

Frances Lillian Skowron, 92, of Raleigh, passed away Monday Jan. 13, 2014, at her home. She was born April 1, 1921, at Long Island, N.Y. She is survived by her sons, John Skowron and his wife, Carolyn and Robert Skowron and his wife, Rebecca; brother, William Frietsche Sr.;...
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David Vincent Van Nest

David “Dave” Vincent Van Nest, of Franklinton, passed away suddenly Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014. Dave was born in Binghamton, N.Y., to Clarence Eugene Van Nest and Barbara Marean Van Nest. Dave served honorably in the U.S. Air Force, rising to the rank of sergeant, and was president...

Jean Sunderland Holmes, 85

Jean Sunderland Holmes, 85, of Wake Forest, passed peacefully on Dec. 31, 2013, at Louisburg Nursing Center, after a long illness. She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Chad and sister, Dorothea; and grandson, Christopher. She is survived by her husband, Leonard of...

Anita Louis Matthews, 50

Anita Louise Matthews, 50, of Franklinton, died Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014, after a brief illness. A native of Poughkeepsie, N.Y., she was born July 8, 1963, to Robert and Wanda Robinson Sackett. Anita and her husband have resided in Franklinton for seven years. Anita was preceded in...

Patricia Haley Anderson, 83

Patricia Haley Anderson, 83, of Wake Forest, passed away Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013 at her home. An Atlanta native, Pat attended Atlantic Christian College in Wilson, and was a high school English teacher in Fayetteville and Robersonville. She received a master’s degree in English...

Marjorie Collins Layton, 97

Marjorie Collins Layton, 97, of Franklinton, died Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013. A native of Franklin County, she was the daughter of the late Ollie M. and Geneva May Collins, and the widow of Johnnie Layton. Marjorie retired from Bur lington Industries, and was a member of Franklinton...

Otis Dunston, 86

Otis Dunston, 86, of Louisburg, died Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013. He is survived by one sister, Lizzie Mae Dunston, and two brothers, James Dunston and Robert Lee Dunston, all of Louisburg. Visitation was held Jan. 3, at Richardson Funeral Home in Louisburg. Funeral services took...

Stella Killian, 45

Stella Killian of Youngsville, passed away Jan. 6, 2014 at the Hospice Home in Wake County after a courageous battle with cancer. Stella was born Oct. 2, 1965, in Sacramento, Calif, the youngest of five children. Stella graduated from West Orange High School in Winter Garden,...

James A. Lewis, 90

James A. “Jack” Lewis, 90, of Louisburg, died Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014. He is survived by his wife, Bobbie J. Lewis, of the home; daughter, Diane L. Rogers, of Louisburg; sons, James Henry Lewis (Shirley), of Indianapolis, Eugene Lewis (Bonita), of Kansas City, Mo., and Bland...

Brianna Nicole Jones, 16

Brianna Nicole Jones, “BeBe”, age 16, of Louisburg, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013. She is survived by her sister, Kearah Jones, and grandmother, Bettie Wright (Wilbert), both of the home; grandfather, Floyd Wilkins, Jr., of Leggett; and paternal grandparents, Richard and...
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Dorothy Dennis Arrington, 97

Dorothy Murphy Dennis Arrington, 97, of Wake Forest, died Sunday, Dec. 29, 2013. She was born in Louisburg on June 30, 1916, to the late James Scott and Lillian Murphy Dennis. Dorothy graduated from public schools in Louisburg, and attended Louisburg College. In 1952, she married...

Robert Lee Sills, 88

Robert Lee Sills, 88, of Franklinton, died Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013. He is survived by three daughters, Edna Muldrow and Bobbie Sills, both of Franklinton, and Joyce Yarborough, of Camden, N.J.; three sons, Robert Otis Sills of Louisburg, Claude Sills of Youngsville, and John Sills...