Norma Jean O. Parrish, 80

Norma Jean Outlaw Parrish, 80, of Castalia, died Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014, at her home. Norma Jean was a daughter of the late Norman D. and Bessie Earlene Chestnutt Outlaw. She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward G. Parrish, and her daughter, Sherry P. Carpenter. She is...

Lattie R. Watkins, 77

Lattie R. Watkins, 77, of Youngsville, died Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014, at his residence. He was born in Wake County, the son of the late Lola Andrews Watkins and Delma L. Watkins. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Shirley Poindexter Watkins. Mr. Watkins graduated from...

Kathy Lynn Harr, 46

Kathy Lynn Harr, 46, of Rolesville, passed away Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014, at UNC Memorial Hospital. She was born in Bristol, Tenn., March 26, 1967, and graduated from Sullivan Central High School. Kathy lived in the Wake Forest-Rolesville area several times during her life and had...

Donna Piper Tant, 56

Donna Piper Tant, 56, of Louisburg, died Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014, at Autumn Winds Assisted Living. She was born in Franklin County, the daughter of the late Mildred Wester Piper and Sam Piper, and was preceded in death by her husband, Tracy Tant; brother, Benjamin “Bud” Piper;...

Freddie Thompson O’Neal, 75

Freddie Thompson O’Neal, 75, of Wake Forest, died Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014, at his residence surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Granville County, the son of the late Mamie Inez Ross O’Neal and Edwin Ransome O’Neal. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Patricia...

Edward Francis Collery, 84

Edward Francis Collery, 84, of Franklinton, died Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014, at Wake Medical Center, surrounded by his loving family and friends. He was the son of the late John and Madeline Collery of Bergan County, N.J. Edward was predeceased by his wife, Dorothy Bragg Collery, son...

Carlos Neil Pearce, 77

Carlos Neil Pearce, of Raleigh, also known as “Frisky,” “Nina,” “Carlos,” “Double Ringer” and “Walk-on,” went to be with his personal Lord and Savior Jesus Christ Friday, Feb. 14, 2014. He was 77. After serving his country in the U.S Navy, he was honorably discharged as Lt....

John F. Stockdale, 81

John F. Stockdale, 81, of Raleigh, died Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014. He was born in Bergen County, N.J., the son of the late Lillian Strutt Stockdale and John D. Stockdale. He was preceded in death by his wife, Diane Engel Stockdale, after 41 years of marriage. John lived most of his...

Ida Lee Jefferies, 81

Ida Lee Jefferies, 81, of Franklinton, died Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014. She is survived by her daughters, Bettie Jean Jefferies, Doris Jean Jefferies, Nicole Foster and Sandra Williams, and sons, Lewis Jefferies and Thurston Jefferies, all of Franklinton; sisters, Catherine Sutton,...

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;...