Albert Ray Wood, 55

Albert Ray Wood, 55, of Louisburg, passed away Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013. He is survived by his wife, Susanna Wood, of the home; daughters, Keisha, of Rocky Mount, and Maria McNeil, of Raleigh; sons, Marcus Wood, of Durham, Chris Wood, of Warrenton, and Anthony Ragland, of...

Mary J. Clifton, 83

Mary J. Clifton, 83, of Louisburg, died Friday, Jan. 3, 2014. She is survived by daughters, Lucy Sampson (Sizwe), of Washington, D.C., Sebrenda Clifton, of Durham, and Dana Clifton, of Louisburg; son, Ronnie M. Clifton (Janice), of Upper Marlboro, Md.; sisters, Fannie Conyers, of...

Bryan Creighton Dean, 43

Bryan Creighton Dean, 43, of Wake Forest, died Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013. Bryan was born in Wake County, the son of Gloria Holmes Dean and Roy Lee Dean. He was preceded in death by his wife, Katrina Goellner Dean. A memorial service honoring his life was held Jan. 4, 2014 in the...

Akesia Michelle Jones Toney, 37

Akesia Michelle Jones Toney, “Chubb”, 37, of Louisburg, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013. She is survived by daughter, Kearah Jones, and mother Bettie Wright, both of the home; father, Floyd Wilkins, Jr., of Leggett; sisters, Brianna Shelley, of Raleigh, and Melissa Chunn, of...

William Lee, 68

William “Tiger” Lee, 68, of Hollister, died Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014. He is survived by daughters, Sandra Lee Richardson, of Hollister, and Pamela Denise Daniel, of Littleton, N.C.; sons, William Alex Lee, of Enfield, and Kennieth Raymont Lee, of Rocky Mount; sisters Alberta Hall,...
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Melaney Jayne Holden, 8

Melaney Jayne Holden, 8, of Wake Forest, earned her angel wings early Saturday morning, Dec. 28, 2013, at home after battling stage 4 neuroblastoma for 18 months. Melaney was a second-grader at North Forest Pines Elementary School who loved her family, friends and life. Melaney...

Josephine Hunt Driver, 83

Josephine Hunt Driver, 83, of Louisburg, died Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014. She was born in Franklin County, the daughter of the late Bessie Denton Hunt and Mark Henry Hunt, and was preceded in death by her husbands, Yates Holmes and Claude Driver. She is survived by her daughters,...

Rosile Griffin Tant, 79

Rosile Griffin Tant, 79, of Raleigh, died Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013, at her home. A native of Franklin County, she was the daughter of the late Henry C. and Athaleah Wood Griffin, and widow of Frank Junior Tant. She was a homemaker. Surviving is a daughter, Jenny Haney of...
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Royle Elliott Fox

Royle Elliott Fox, of Louisburg, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2013, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. He was born in Baltimore, Md., the son of the late John Fox and Stanley Royle Fox. Mr. Fox was a veteran of the United States Navy and a member of Wake Forest...

Sadie P. Morris, 97

Sadie Pleasants Morris, 97, of Franklinton, died Monday, Dec. 23, 2013, at Louisburg Nursing Center. She was born in Granville County, the daughter of the late William and Georgianna Pleasants. A graveside funeral service was held Dec. 26, at Fairview Cemetery with the Rev. Clyde...

Margaret Holmes Davis, 88

Margaret Holmes Davis, 88, of Wake Forest, passed away Dec. 22, 2013, at Breckenridge Retirement Center in Rocky Mount. She was born May 27, 1925, in Franklin County, to the late Robert Roy and Vallie (Hight) Holmes. A private family interment was held Dec. 24 at Pine Forest...
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Virginia Wilkinson Brewer, 87

Ella Virginia Wilkinson Brewer, of Wake Forest, affectionately known as Jenny, died peacefully Dec. 24, 2013, at the Hospice Home of Wake County. She was born in Wake Forest on July 4, 1926, to the late Fate Harris Wilkinson and Chester Houston Wilkinson. She graduated fr...