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Elmo Burrows May, 83

Elmo Burrows May, 83, of Louisburg, died Thursday, Dec. 10, 2013, at home surrounded by his loving family. He was born Oct. 17, 1930, to the late Willie Elias and Eleanor Shearin May. He served in the U.S. Coast Guard from 1951-54 on the U.S. Coast Guard ship, Violet. He was...

Arthur Alston, 83

Arthur “Bro” Alston, 83, of Louisburg, died on Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013. Open visitation will be held at the Richardson Funeral Home in Louisburg on Saturday, Dec. 21, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., with funeral services at 1 p.m. Burial will follow in the Oakwood Cemetery.

Betty Mae Barnes, 70

Betty Mae Barnes, 70, of Knightdale, died Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013, at Wellington Nursing Center in Knightdale.  She was born June 5, 1943, in Raleigh, to the late Lillie Shearon and Oliver Reagan. Betty is survived by her sons, Linwood O’Neal, of Wake Forest, and William O’Neal,...

Brenda S. Davis, 63

Brenda Shearon Davis, 63, of Wake Forest, died Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013. She was born in Wake County on Mar. 11, 1950, the daughter of the late Vernon and Margie Shearon. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. today, Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013 at New Light Church of God. Burial will...
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Raymond A. Schmitz, 76

Raymond Anthony Schmitz, 76, of Wake Forest, passed away Monday, Dec. 9, 2013 at the William M. Dunlap Center for Caring. He was born in Chicago, Ill. to the late Walter A. Schmitz and Freida Schramm Schmitz. After graduation from high school, Ray joined the Navy and served from...
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Rachel L. Flowers Mims, 92

Mrs. Rachel L. Flowers Mims, 92, of Wake Forest, who professed Christ to all as her Savior, passed away Dec. 3, 2013. Her humble walk and faith inspired all who met her at her church, in the community and in her workplaces at Person Street Pharmacy in the 70s, the Albemarle State...
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Margie P. Shearon, 82

Margie Pleasants Shearon, 82, of Wake Forest, died Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013, at her home. She was born in Franklin County, the daughter of the late Hazel and Elmo Pleasants, and was a member of New Light Church of God. Mrs. Shearon was a retired bookkeeper for Rural Plumbing and...
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Laura Elizabeth Treat Mattingly, 91

Laura Elizabeth Treat Mattingly (Dec. 9, 1921-Dec. 3, 2013), passed away six days shy of her 92nd birthday. We cherish her memory and are grateful for the many years we spent with her. We hope she is now with our deceased father, Rex who passed away Feb. 27, 2004. Laura is...
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Charles Randolph “Charlie” Poole, Sr., 76

Charles Randolph “Charlie” Poole, Sr. 76, of Wake Forest, passed away peacefully, Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013, at UNC Hospital in Chapel Hill. He was born June 19, 1937, in Kittrell, the son of the late Swannie Weathers and Elbert Crowell Poole, Sr. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m....

Phyllis Annette Black, 54

Phyllis Annette Black, 54 of Wake Forest, died Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013, at her residence. She was born Apr. 2, 1959 in Buffalo, N.Y., to Dorothy Walker Black and the late James O. Black. She is survived by her mother, Dorothy, of the home; daughter, Lashuntae Black of Raleigh; two...

Annie Underwood Currie, 86

Annie Underwood Currie, 86, of Wake Forest, went home to be with Jesus Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013 at WakeMed in Raleigh. She was born Jan. 16, 1927 in Wake Forest to the late William Hackney Underwood and Cozy Lottie Branch. Annie is survived by her daughter, Camille Hobbs,...
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Dorothy Whittinghill Rhinehardt, 93

Dorothy Whittinghill Rhinehardt, 93, of Wake Forest, died Monday, Dec. 9, 2013. Dot, as she was known by family and close friends, was born in Hardinsburg, Ky., on Feb. 11, 1920, to the late Emmett and Ruth Whittinghill. She is survived by three sisters, Esther Pearson of...