Leslie White O’Brien, 70

Leslie White O’Brien, 70, of Youngsville, died peacefully at home Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014, from a rare neurodegenerative disease, progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP). Leslie and her identical twin sister were the oldest of seven girls born to the late John and Anne Simpson...

Irene J. Sullivan, 78

Irene Johnson Sullivan, 78, of Wake Forest, died Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014, at Wake Medical Center. She was born in Johnston County, the daughter of the late Mattie Eliza Bunn Johnson and Ashley Johnson, and she retired from Burlington Industries. A memorial service was held...

Carol Edwards Jackson, 69

Carol Edwards Jackson, 69, of Wake Forest, died Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014, at Rex Hospital. She was the daughter of the late Forest Daniel Edwards and Eula Creech Edwards. She was a member of New Light Church of God and was retired from the State of North Carolina as an...

Peggy Rich Spence, 82

Peggy Rich Spence, 82, of Raleigh, died Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014. She died surrounded by her daughters after many years of declining health. Peggy was born in Wilson, and her family moved to Raleigh soon afterwards. She graduated from Hugh Morrison High School in 1950, and she...

Marjorie Estes Lilley, 77

Marjorie Estes Lilley, 77, died Monday, Oct. 6, 2014. She was born June 23, 1937, in Franklinton, to Mr. and Mrs. Vallin Estes. Raised in Raleigh, she was an avid traveler, spent many years working in the library of Martin Middle School, and earned her 1,000-hour pin volunteering...

William W. Jones, 70

William (Bill) W. Jones, 70, of Bunn, passed away Oct. 7, 2014. He was the son of the late Cleveland and Helen Beddingfield Jones, of Wake Forest. He was the owner of Jones’ Tree Service of Bunn, attended Glen Royal Baptist Church in Wake Forest, and was a member of the Raleigh...

Virginia Painter Pearce, 86

Virginia Painter Pearce, 86, of Wake Forest, born June 25, 1928, passed away peacefully Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014, after a 10-year battle with cancer. Virginia, lovingly known as Granny Gin, was a wonderful wife, mother and grandmother. She selflessly cared for her husband, Ralph...

Samir Bassiouni, 33

Samir Bassiouni, 33, of Wake Forest, passed away unexpectedly at his home Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014. Samir grew up in Mocksville, N.C., the son of Ahmed and Cathy Bassiouni. He later attended UNC Wilmington, receiving a degree in finance and management. It was there that he met his...

Sid Harold Richards, 70

Sid Harold Richards, 70, of Clayton, passed away Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014, at Transitions Life Center, with his daughters by his side. He was born in Nash County, the son of Annie Gray Mitchell Richards and the late Fletcher Richards Jr. Funeral services were held Monday, Oct. 13,...

Diane Mason, 65

Beverly Diane Mason, 65, of Benson, ascended to be with the Lord Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014. She was born in Wake County, the daughter of Bessie Campbell Fulcher and the late Reubin Fulcher, and was a dedicated and loving wife, mother, daughter, sister, grandmother and...

Gloria Ann Cooke, 66

Gloria Ann Cooke, 66, of Louisburg, died Monday, Oct. 6, 2014. She is survived by her husband, Robert Phil Cooke, of Louisburg; daughter, Judy Ann Cooke, of Nashville, N.C.; sons, John Kennedy “Kenny” Steward, of Louisburg, and William Curtis Cooke, of Nashville; sisters, Hattie...

Wilson Williams, 74

Wilson “Captain” Williams, 74, of Louisburg, died Monday, Oct. 6, 2014. He is survived by three sisters, Dorothy Daniel and Annie Mitchell, both of Louisburg, and Eula Cannady, of Franklinton, and one special niece, Angela Dunn, of Louisburg. Funeral services were held Monday,...