Patricia Haley Anderson, 83

Patricia Haley Anderson, 83, of Wake Forest, passed away Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013 at her home. An Atlanta native, Pat attended Atlantic Christian College in Wilson, and was a high school English teacher in Fayetteville and Robersonville. She received a master’s degree in English...

Marjorie Collins Layton, 97

Marjorie Collins Layton, 97, of Franklinton, died Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013. A native of Franklin County, she was the daughter of the late Ollie M. and Geneva May Collins, and the widow of Johnnie Layton. Marjorie retired from Bur lington Industries, and was a member of Franklinton...

Otis Dunston, 86

Otis Dunston, 86, of Louisburg, died Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013. He is survived by one sister, Lizzie Mae Dunston, and two brothers, James Dunston and Robert Lee Dunston, all of Louisburg. Visitation was held Jan. 3, at Richardson Funeral Home in Louisburg. Funeral services took...

Stella Killian, 45

Stella Killian of Youngsville, passed away Jan. 6, 2014 at the Hospice Home in Wake County after a courageous battle with cancer. Stella was born Oct. 2, 1965, in Sacramento, Calif, the youngest of five children. Stella graduated from West Orange High School in Winter Garden,...

James A. Lewis, 90

James A. “Jack” Lewis, 90, of Louisburg, died Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014. He is survived by his wife, Bobbie J. Lewis, of the home; daughter, Diane L. Rogers, of Louisburg; sons, James Henry Lewis (Shirley), of Indianapolis, Eugene Lewis (Bonita), of Kansas City, Mo., and Bland...

Brianna Nicole Jones, 16

Brianna Nicole Jones, “BeBe”, age 16, of Louisburg, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013. She is survived by her sister, Kearah Jones, and grandmother, Bettie Wright (Wilbert), both of the home; grandfather, Floyd Wilkins, Jr., of Leggett; and paternal grandparents, Richard and...
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Dorothy Dennis Arrington, 97

Dorothy Murphy Dennis Arrington, 97, of Wake Forest, died Sunday, Dec. 29, 2013. She was born in Louisburg on June 30, 1916, to the late James Scott and Lillian Murphy Dennis. Dorothy graduated from public schools in Louisburg, and attended Louisburg College. In 1952, she married...

Robert Lee Sills, 88

Robert Lee Sills, 88, of Franklinton, died Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013. He is survived by three daughters, Edna Muldrow and Bobbie Sills, both of Franklinton, and Joyce Yarborough, of Camden, N.J.; three sons, Robert Otis Sills of Louisburg, Claude Sills of Youngsville, and John Sills...

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...

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...

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...