Robert Saxon Hill, 89

Robert Saxon Hill, 89, of Wake Forest, passed away at home Monday, June 30, 2014, after a brief illness. He was the devoted husband of Jean. Bob was born in 1925 in Jersey City, N.J., the son of Harold and Nina (Saxon) Hill. He was a veteran of WWII, serving as a pilot in the...

Edward Lee Burt, 58

Edward Lee “Burtro” Burt, 58, of Henderson, died Tuesday, July 1, 2014. He is survived by his wife, Earnestine Hargrove; four daughters, Cindy Hicks, of Raleigh; Juankenia Hargrove, of Butner; and Sheila Thomas and Wanda Thomas, both of Centerville; six sons, DaQuan Burt and...

Ann Marie Turner, 88

Ann Marie Turner, of Franklinton, died peacefully Tuesday, July 1, 2014, at Transitions Life Care in Raleigh. Ann was born Jan. 15, 1926, in Montgomery, Ala., to the late Mr. and Mrs. Charlie (Anna Dukes) Johnson. Ann attended the Washington Business Institute in New York, N.Y....

Beulah Frazier Caudle, 93

Beulah Frazier Caudle, 93, of Wake Forest, died Friday, July 4, 2014, after an extended illness. She was born in Franklin County, the daughter of the late Wiley Jackson Frazier and Florence Young Caudle. Beulah was preceded in death by her husband, Johnnie Oscar Caudle; two sons,...

Robert G. Keith Jr., 33

Robert “Bob” Gentry Keith Jr., 33, of Holly Ridge, formerly of Wake Forest, died Friday, July 4, 2014, at his residence. He was born in Guilford County, the son of Robert G. “Joe” Keith Sr. and the late Sharon Hogan Keith. Bob was a graduate of Wake Forest-Rolesville High School...

William Hawkins Howard Jr., 81

William Hawkins Howard Jr., 81, of Wake Forest, died Saturday, July 5, 2014. He was born in Charlotte, the son of the late Martha Pearl Ware and the late William Hawkins Howard Sr. of Melbourne, Fla. After graduating from Franklin County High School in Winchester, Tenn.; serving...

James Albert Jackson Jr., 61

James Albert “J.A.” Jackson, Jr., 61, of Youngsville, passed away Monday, July 7, 2014, at WakeMed as a result of complications from a stroke and declining health. He was born Nov. 26, 1952. J.A. was friendly, and he was known for telling funny stories and making everybody laugh....

James Robert Smith, 83

James Robert Smith, 83, of Wake Forest, died Saturday, June 28, 2014, at his residence. He was born Sept. 16, 1930, in Wake County, to the late Benjamin and Lillie Hartsfield Smith. He is survived by his wife, Ella B. Smith, of Wake Forest; 10 children, Lawrence Williams and...

Patrick Lee “Rick” Williams, 70

Patrick Lee “Rick” Williams, 70, of Wake Forest, passed away Tuesday, June 24, 2014, at his home. He was born in Grand Rapids, Mich., on Sept. 21, 1943, to the late Richard Carlisle Williams and Patricia Ann Graves Brown. Mr. Williams received his undergraduate degree from the...

Fred Eaton, 79

Fred “Freddie” Eaton, 79, of Bunn, died Wednesday, June 25, 2014. He is survived by a daughter, Brenda Wortham, of Youngsville; two sons, Kenneth Eaton, of Phoenix, Ariz., and Richard Eaton, of Jacksonville, Fla.; one sister, Ruby Youman, of Baltimore, Md.; two brothers, Jesse...

Dan T. Cash

On the morning of June 24, 2014, Dan Cash, of Wake Forest, passed away peacefully at his home after a three-year battle with lung cancer, with his beloved wife, Kay Bailey Cash, at his side. Dan loved people, and nothing made him happier than to greet a friend. He spent most of...

Jerry Duane Miller Jr., 56

Jerry D. Miller Jr., of Miami, Fla., formerly of Raleigh, passed away Tuesday, June 24, 2014, at the V.A. Hospital in Durham. He was born July 6, 1957, to Jerry D. Miller Sr. and Nancy S. Miller in Chateauroux, France, and he served in the U.S. Army. Jerry is survived by his...