Ernestine J. Richardson, 74

Ernestine J. Richardson, 74, of Louisburg, died Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014. She is survived by her husband, Merle L. Richardson; daughters Ruby Hinton, of Raleigh, Dwendolyn Floyd (James), of Youngsville, Carlissa and Georgina Raye, both of Zebulon, Sylvia Raye, of Kittrell, and...

McArthur Leon Young, 47

McArthur Leon Young, 47, of Wake Forest, died Sept. 27, 2014, at his home. He was born Oct. 16, 1967, in Wake County, to Julia Jones Young and the late Arthur Young. He is survived by his wife, Chimease Smith, of Wake Forest; children, Darius, Desiree and McKailah Young; two...

Martha E. Hedgepeth, 80

Martha E. Hedgepeth, 80, of Hollister, died Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014. She is survived by a daughter, Barbara H. Knight (Jimmy), of Raleigh; sisters, Irene Alston (Lawrence), of Warrenton, Lucy Webb (Harvey), of Hollister, Pearlene Pulley, of Warrenton, Hazel Hines (Curfort), of...

Danny Johnson, 80

Danny Johnson, 80, of Youngsville, passed away Sunday Oct. 5, 2014, at Rex Hospital. He was born in Franklin County, to the late Daniel Atlas Johnson and Madge Yarborough Johnson. As a lifelong member of Harris Chapel Baptist Church, Danny was instrumental in many benevolent...

Iola Williams Gardner, 81

Iola Williams Gardner, 81, of Wake Forest, died Friday, Oct. 3, 2014, at Hillside Nursing Center. She was born in Wake County, the daughter of the late Walter and Ardelle Carpenter Williams. Funeral services were held Monday, Oct. 6, in the chapel of Bright Funeral Home, with the...

Mary Louise Oakley, 74

Mary Louise Oakley, 74, of Franklinton, died Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014, at Nash General Hospital. She was born in Wake County to the late Arthur Lee Poole and Mae Ferrell Poole. She retired from Child Nutrition Services with Wake County Public Schools after 18 years, and later...

Jerril Lynn Macht, 59

Jerril Lynn “Jere” Macht, 59, of Wake Forest, passed away Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014, at Duke University Medical Center. She was born in Des Moines, Iowa, on Dec. 20, 1954, to Harold and Norma Fessler, and had two older, protective brothers, Ron and Bob. Jere followed in her mother’s...

Brenda Sue Joyner Smith, 67

Brenda Sue Joyner Smith, 67, of Louisburg, died Monday, Sept. 22, 2014, at her home. Born Nov. 13, 1946, to the late Wayne J. and Vasti Bailey Joyner, she was a caring wife, mother, grandmother and friend to many. She loved life, her friends and family very much, and she lived...

Jessie W. Beddingfield, 32

Jessie W. Beddingfield, 32, of Graham, N.C., died Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014. A native of Wake County, he was the son of Kenneth Beddingfield and Faye Davis Beddingfield, both deceased, and the husband of Jennifer Beddingfield. He was employed with DaVita Dialysis Center, Durham...

Arnold Elmer Slee Jr., 67

Arnold Elmer Slee Jr., 67, of Wake Forest, died Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014, at his residence. He was born in Dayton, Pa., the son of the late Velma Hartman Slee and Arnold Elmer Slee Sr. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and served in Vietnam. Funeral services were held Thursday,...

Eric Ray Eitel, 34

Eric Ray Eitel, 34, of Franklinton, died Sept. 24, 2014, due to complications from a long struggle with diabetes. He was born Dec. 17, 1979, in Afton, N.Y., and lived in various places in North Carolina and Florida. He was a member of G3 (Give God Glory) in Wilton. He was...

Teresa Ann Wood Werkheiser, 43

Teresa Ann Wood Werkheiser, 43, of Louisburg, died Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014, at Transitions Life Center in Raleigh. She was born in Wake County, the daughter of the late James C. Wood Sr. and Alice Faye Height Wood. A memorial service honoring her life will be held at a later...