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...

James Larry Bumpers, 61

James Larry Bumpers, 61, of Louisburg, passed away Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013. He is survived by a daughter, LaShae Cannady, and son, Demetrius Cannady, both of Franklinton; sister, Diane Collins, of Louisburg; brothers, Johnny Cooke, of Oxford, N.C., Adell Cooke and Leon Bumpers,...
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Jeffrey Lee “Jeff” Fields, 51

A celebration of Jeff’s life was held at 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 28, at Youngsville Baptist Church with the Rev. Charles Stratton officiating. Jeff is survived by his wife of 24 years, Lisa Buffaloe Fields; children, Emily and Brice Fields; sisters, Sue Anderson and husband Mark of...

Jasper Joseph “Jabo” Rochelle, 72

Jasper Joseph “Jabo” Rochelle, 72, of Wake Forest, passed away at his home on Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2013. He was born in Wake County to the late Everette Coy Rochelle and Bessie Tilley Rochelle. Jasper was retired from Wake Electric where he worked as a heavy equipment operator....

Ronnie Lee Barnette, 67

Ronnie Lee Barnette, 67, of Holly Ridge, passed away at the Lower Cape Fear Hospice Center in Wilmington on Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013, of amyloidosis, a rare blood disease. He was born in Wake County, the son of the late Edith Ray Barnette and Ervin Barnette. Funeral services were...