Jesse E. Evans, 84

Deacon Jesse D. Evans, 84, of Wake Forest, entered eternal rest Monday, Feb. 3, 2014, at his home. He was born Nov. 1, 1929, in Wake County, to the late Rev. Willie D. and Eva Belle Eaton Evans. Jesse attended the former Ray School and W.E.B. DuBois High School in Wake Forest,...

Mattie James Neal, 91

Mattie “Nit” James Neal, 91, of Franklinton, passed away Monday, Feb. 10, 2014. She is survived by her son, Robert James, and his wife, Louise, of Union City, Calif.; grandson, Johnny Bland James, of Gardenia, Calif.; and granddaughter, Joycelyn James, of Maryland. Visitation...

Eileen B. Goswick, 95

Eileen “Mama G” Bell Goswick, 95, of Louisburg, went home to be with her Lord Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014, at her home.  A daughter of the late William and Mamie Baker Bell, she was preceded in death by her husband, Joe Goswick; grandson, Joey Goswick; sister, Evelyn B. Perry;...

Samuel Jones, 86

Samuel Jones, 86, of New Haven, Conn., formerly of Louisburg, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014. He is survived by his wife, Peggie King Jones, of the home; daughters, Kelli Jones, of New Haven, and Jacqueline Reid (Ronald), of Raleigh; sons, Samuel R. Jones, of Nashville, N.C.,...
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Rae Jeanne Tanner, 62

Rae was preceded in death by her father, Ray E. Tanner. In addition to her mother, Rae is survived by her true love, Gene Fisher; sisters, Janice Gavin and Jill Tanner; brother, Peter Tanner; brother-in-law, Jeff Gavin; sister-in-law, Claudia Tanner; nieces, Jo Marie McCullin,...
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Arnold G. Duncan III, 68

Arnold Gilmore Duncan III, 68, of Wake Forest, passed away Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014, with his wife and close friends by his side. Mr. Duncan is survived by his wife, Eileen Duncan; two sons and their spouses, Mark and Lisa Duncan and David and Karen Duncan; one daughter and spouse,...

Anne Simmons, 83

Anne Simmons, 83, of Youngsville, died Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014, at WakeMed. She was born in Rome, N.Y., the daughter of the late Walter Sieniecki and Anna Potocki Sieniecki. Mrs. Simmons is survived by her sons, Warren L. Simmons and wife, Paula, of Birmingham, Ala., and Walter J....
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Dylan James Raitz, 19

Dylan James Raitz, 19, of Wake Forest, passed away Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014, at Duke University Medical Center. Dylan is survived by his parents, William A. “Bill” and Marie Downey Raitz, of Wake Forest; brother, Daniel E. “Dan” Raitz, of Wilmington; grandmother, Betty Raitz, of Wake...

Joe Arthur Williams, 66

Joe Arthur Williams, 66, of Louisburg, passed away Friday, Jan. 31, 2014. He is survived by sisters, Geneva Kearney, of Washington, D.C., and Mary J. Faison, of Temple Hills, Md.; and brothers, James Floyd Williams, of Louisburg, and Lawrence Williams, of Kinston. Visitation will...

Gerlinde James Franciose, 87

Gerlinde James Franciose, 87, of Wake Forest, passed away, Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014, at Rex Hospital. She was born in Glen Ridge, N.J., the daughter of the late Leslie Wilberforce James and Gerlinde Frieda Kate Elizabeth Von Goeben. Funeral services were held at Sunday, Feb. 2, in...

Susie Bailey Peterson, 91

Susie Bailey Peterson, 91, of Raleigh, died Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014, at Universal Health Care. She was born in Wake County, the daughter of the late Elwood Yancey Bailey and Omie Ray Bailey, and was a longtime member of Longview Baptist Church. Mrs. Peterson was a beautician for...

George Clyde Solomon, 86

George Clyde “Pip” Solomon, 86, of Henderson, passed away Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014. He is survived by his wife, Martha, and daughters, Deloris and Angela Denise, all of the home; sons Meredith, of Somerset, N.J., Lessie, of Newark, N.J., and Edwin, of the home; sisters, Elizabeth...