Joseph G. Winfree, 76

Joseph G. Winfree, age 76, of Lansing, N.C., died Friday, Aug. 16, 2014. He was a native of Raleigh and the son of the late Gaston M. and Josephine Phillips Winfree. Joseph had served as mayor of Rolesville for 12 years. He is survived by his wife, Rose Winfree, of Lansing;...

Karen E. Boyd, 54

Karen E. Boyd, 54, of Wake Forest, died Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014, at her residence. She was born in Lexington, Ky., the daughter of John Everton and the late Estelle Cruse Everton. She is survived by her husband, Dewayne Boyd; daughter, DeAnna Stojan and husband, James, of...

Lillie Mae Lawrence, 85

Lillie Mae “Lil” Lawrence, 85, of Youngsville, died Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014. She is survived by her daughter, Vickie Lawrence, and son, James Lawrence, both of Youngsville; brother, James Otha Tabron, of Franklinton; and two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Visitation...

Doris Hill Adams

Dr. Doris Hill Adams died Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014. She was born in White Plains, N.Y., and reared in Wake Forest. She was the widow of Charles J. Adams, and retired from the Bibb County Board of Education as adult education director. Survivors include her son, Chador (LaGail)...

Michael Holop Jr., 79

Michael Holop Jr., 79, of Wake Forest, passed away Monday, July 28, 2014, at his home surrounded by his family. He was born in Slovakia to the late Michael Holop Sr. and Elizabeth Scilacgy Holop. Mr. Holop is survived by his wife of 58 years, Lillian Rezas Holop; children,...

Vaughn P. Adams III

Vaughn P. Adams III, of Wake Forest, passed away quietly Aug. 1, 2014. He is survived by his parents, Vaughn Adams Jr. (Polly), of Tempe, Ariz., and Lucy Adams, of Kauai, Hawaii; two brothers, four step-brothers, two sisters, four nieces and three nephews. Private services were...

Floyd Thomas Heath, 68

Floyd Thomas “Tom” Heath, 68, of Raleigh, passed away Monday, Aug. 4, 2014, at Wake Medical Center. He was born in Wilson County, the son of the late Floyd Heath and Dorothy Page Heath. Tom was retired from UPS’ feeder department, with many years of dedicated service and...

Donald G. Gibbons Jr., 54

Donald Gregory Gibbons Jr., 54, of Wake Forest, died Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014, at Rex Hospital. He was born in Astoria, N.Y. and was a senior mechanical engineer with Schneider Electric for the past 16 years. Mr. Gibbons is survived by his wife of 31 years, Eileen Keane Gibbons;...

Johnny Macon Pleasants, 57

Johnny Macon Pleasants, 57, of Franklinton, died Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014. During Johnny’s life he was able to mentor youth through the Back on Track Program. He took great pride in being able to use his life and his experiences to help others. Mr. Pleasants is survived by his...

Rev. Gene J. Mangum, 69

The Rev. Gene Julian Mangum, 69, of Wake Forest, passed away Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014, at Universal Healthcare in Raleigh. He was born in Wake County, the son of the late Sam Mangum and Esther Murray Mangum, and was a retired operations manager with the city of Raleigh Water...

Robert H. Rice, 88

Robert Harper Rice, 88, of Youngsville, died Aug. 12, 2014, at Wake Medical Center in Raleigh. He was born in Edgecombe County, the son of the late Charlie Rice and Myrtle Perry Rice. Mr. Rice is survived by his sons, Phillip L. Rice, of Wake Forest; David Rice and wife, Alice,...

Mattie Pearce Bean, 51

Mattie Pearce Bean, 51, of Louisburg, died Thursday, July 31, 2014, at UNC Hospitals. She was born in Franklin County, the daughter of the late Julian and Minnie Williams Pearce, and she was a member of Glen Royal Baptist Church. Mattie is survived by her husband, Marshall Bean;...