James Wallace Watkins, 76

James Wallace Watkins, 76, of Rolesville, died peacefully at his home, Oct. 5, 2013. He was born Feb. 16, 1937 in Wake County to the late Fred Watkins and Minnie Minor Watkins. Funeral services were held 11 a.m., Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013 in the Chapel of Bright Funeral Home with the...

Clyde Hillman Ball, 81

Clyde Hillman Ball, 81, of Louisburg, died Sept. 26, 2013, at his home, surrounded by his family. Clyde was born Sept. 23, 1932, in Louisburg, to the late Joseph Kearney and Julia Mosley Ball. He developed a love for flying at a young age, and worked as a crop duster with his...

Charles Gene Coffey

Charles Gene Coffey was born in Lenoir, and is the son of the late Eleanor Beatrice Pope Coffey and the late Ralph Coffey. A memorial service honoring his life will be held at the Cremation Society, 2205 Millbrook Road, Raleigh, with Rev. Harold Woodlief officiating at 4 p.m....

Virginia “Ginny” Lee Turner Kaess, 79

Virginia “Ginny” Lee Turner Kaess, 79, of Wake Forest, passed away, Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013 at the William M. Dunlap Center for Caring. She was born in Sophia, W. Va., the daughter of the late Fred Brewer and Ada Pine Godfrey Brewer. Virginia was a hotel general manager/hotel...

Fabian Earl Harris, 44

Fabian Earl Harris, 44, of Louisburg, died Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013. He is survived by his children, Brooklyn Harris of Louisburg; Terrell Severson of Jersey City, N.J.; Fabian Harris, Jr., of Jersey City, N.J.; his parents Edward and Mary Harris of Louisburg; his sister Catrina...

Archie Long, 64

Archie Long, 64, Youngsville, passed away on Friday Sept. 27, 2013 at the VA Medical Center in Durham. Archie was from Spencer, W. Va. He was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corp and honored our country by serving three tours of duty in Vietnam. Archie is survived by his wife,...

Jennifer “Jenny” Pittman Molden, 54

Jennifer “Jenny” Pittman Molden, 54, died Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013 at Duke Regional Hospital in Durham. Jenny is survived by her parents, Louis and Peggy McAlister of Franklinton; her sisters, Lisa Pittman Woodruff and husband, Michael of Raleigh; Sharon Millwood and husband,...

Eugene Holland Phillips, 79

Eugene Holland Phillips, 79, of Wake Forest, passed away, Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013. He was born in Johnston County to the late Isham and Mavis Phillips. A memorial service was held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013 at Grace Community Church. A private burial was held in the...

Erlene Hartsfield Cliften, 88

Erlene Hartsfield Cliften, 88, died Sept. 29, 2013. Funeral services will be held Saturday, Oct. 5 at the Richardson Funeral Home Chapel in Louisburg, with burial following in the Manasseh Church cemetery. Rev. Bishop Arizona Hartsfield will be officiating. Mrs. Cliften is...

Nancy Ross Edwards

Nancy Ross Edwards of Goldsboro passed away Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013. Nancy was born Dec. 17, 1931 in Wake Forest to H.O. and Edith Ross. At Nancy’s request, her body was donated to East Carolina University School of Medicine, Greenville. Nancy is survived by a son, Ashley...

Edith Bowman Liles Williams, 92

Edith Bowman Liles Williams, 92, died Sept. 28, 2013 at Carolina House of Wake Forest. Born Aug. 26, 1921, in Anson County, she was the daughter of Junius Sherwood and Anna Bowman Liles. A memorial service was held at First Baptist Church, 99 N. Salisbury Street, Raleigh,...

Jerry Wayne Ray, 58

Jerry Wayne Ray, 58, of Louisburg, beloved son and father, died Friday Sept. 27, 2013 at his residence. He was born in Wake County, the son of Elma Privette Ray McLamb and the late Floyd Ray. Graveside funeral services were held at 2:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 30, 2013 at Pine Forest...