Clara Mae Johnson, 61

Clara Mae Johnson, 61, of Franklinton, passed away Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014. She is survived by her daughter, Katina Johnson, of Wake Forest; sons, Lawrence “Junior” Johnson, of Louisburg, and Derrick Johnson, of Franklinton; sisters, Betty Mangum, of Orange, N.J., and Lois Clax and...

Iris Gay Morris Pearce, 68

Iris Gay Morris Pearce, 68, of Youngsville, died Saturday Feb. 1, 2014 , surrounded by her family. She was born in Pitt County, the daughter of Linda Young Morris and the late Paul Morris. Funeral services were held Tuesday, Feb. 4, in the chapel of Bright Funeral Home, with the...

Albert Joyner, 64

Albert Joyner, 64, of Franklinton, died Saturday Jan. 25, 2014, at his home.  He was born July 31, 1949, to the late Jesse Mae and Ernest Joyner, and was the owner of U.S. 1 Auto Body Repair in Franklinton for 30 years. Albert is survived by two brothers, Offie and Clyde Joyner;...
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Barbara Saunders Brown, 81

Barbara Saunders Brown, 81, of Wake Forest, died Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014, at the Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home in Winston-Salem. Barbara was born Sept. 8, 1932, in Morganton, the daughter of the late Vera Coxwell Saunders and Dr. John R. Saunders. She was raised in Richmond, Va....

Pamela Alford Roberts, 63

Pamela Marie “Pam” Roberts, 63, was called to be with her Lord and Savior Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014, at her brother’s home surrounded by her family. She was born in Wake County to the late Grover Lewis Alford, Jr. and Frankie Marie Ellington Alford. Pam was a member of Glen Royal...

Marguerite Wash Meares, 76

Marguerite Wash Meares, 76, of Wake Forest, passed away, Friday, Jan. 24, 2014, at her home surrounded by her family. She was born in Woodford County, Ky. to the late Mervin Wash and Dorothea Dozier Wash. Mrs. Meares attended Transylvania University for music studies and was...
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Alex Foster Pace, 72

On Monday, Jan. 20, 2014, Alex Foster Pace completed his long journey home to the Lord. Alex passed away comfortably at his home in Franklinton, where he was being cared for by close family members and his faithful friend, Adam Rojas. Alex is survived by his life companion, Gail;...

Pattie Bobbitt Tisdale, 99

Pattie Bobbitt Tisdale, 99, of Louisburg, died Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014. She is survived by her son, Leroy Tisdale, and his wife, Mary, and brother, Charles Bobbitt, all of Louisburg; 13 grandchildren, 40 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren. Visitation was held...

Edna Ruth Height Cash, 72

Edna Ruth Height Cash, 72, of Wake Forest, died Friday, Jan. 24, 2014, at her home. She was born in Wake County, the daughter of the late Alvis and Nannie Beddingfield Tilley. Mrs. Cash is survived by her daughters, Sandra Alford and Kathy Height of Louisburg; sons, Albert Edward...

Lurnder Johnson, 89

Lurnder “Randa” Johnson, 89, from Raleigh, died Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014. She is survived by sisters Annie Johnson and Louise Johnson, both of Raleigh; and brother, Robert Lee Johnson, of Fuquay Varina. Visitation was held Jan. 24 at Richardson Funeral Home in Louisburg. Funeral...
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Hazel Conyers Rice, 85

Hazel Conyers Rice, 85, of Youngsville, died Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014, at her home. Born Sept. 8, 1928, to the late Ruby Exum and John Clarence Conyers Sr., she was also preceded in death by her husbands, B.B. Smith and Spencer Rice. In addition to an insurance agency owned with Mr....
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Justice Yasmeen Leshaun Smith, 16

Justice Yasmeen Leshaun Smith, 16, of Raleigh, passed away Thursday, January 16, 2014 at WakeMed. She was born in Harrisonburg, Va., and was currently a junior at Wake Forest High School. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014, at Wake Forest United...