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Charles Edward “Charlie/Chip” Wise, 63

Charles Edward “Charlie/Chip” Wise, 63, of Columbia, Md., passed away at home Wednesday, June 26, 2013 after a battle with brain cancer. He was born August 12, 1949 in Washington, D.C., the son of Faye Othella Rossi Wise and the late Charles Edward “Buck” Wise. Wise served in the...

Clarence G. Briggs, 87

Clarence G. Briggs, 87, of Wake Forest died Friday, June 28, 2013 at the Durham VA Hospital. He was born in Vance County, the son of the late James Washington Briggs and Beulah Edwards Briggs and was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving in World War II. Briggs was a member of Neuse...

Samuel Joseph Johnson, 23

Samuel Joseph Johnson, 23, of Wake Forest passed away Tuesday morning, June 25, 2013, due to a motor vehicle accident. He was born in Grand Rapids, Mich., Jan. 18, 1990. He graduated from Wake Forest-Rolesville High School in 2008. Johnson’s interests included searching for...

Otha Spencer Young, 84

Otha Spencer Young, 84, of Franklinton passed away Thursday, May 16, 2013. Young is survived by her sisters, Maxine Robinson and Bevenia Brown of New Rochelle, NY and Shirley Pettiford of Hartford, Conn.; her brothers, Braxton Young of Franklinton and Harold Young of Hyattsville....
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Stephanie Marie Hull, 38

Stephanie Marie Hull, 38, of Morrisville, passed away in her sleep on Mother’s Day, Sunday May 12, 2013. Stephanie was born October 5, in Bluefield, W. Va. She graduated from Bluefield High School in 1992 and attended college at the University of Tennessee. Stephanie was a loving...

James R. “J.R.” Davenport, 71

James Roger “J.R.” Davenport, 71, of Raleigh, died Tuesday May 14, 2013 at the Wake County Hospice Center. Davenport was born in Guilford County, the son of the late Irene Oliver Davenport and John C. Davenport. He was married to Nina Ruth Owens Davenport who preceded him in...
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William James Manners, Jr., 81

William James Manners, Jr. 81, of Youngsville, died Wednesday May 15, 2013 at Duke Raleigh Hospital. He was born in Broward County, Fla., the son of the late Jennie Larson Manners and William James Manners, Sr. and was married to Lou Ann Tharrington Manners who preceded him in...
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Ellis R. Gregory, 74

Ellis R. Gregory, 74, of Wake Forest, beloved husband, father, grandfather and friend, passed away Wednesday evening, May 15, 2013 at his home. Gregory was born in Mesa, Arizona, the son of the late Burl Gregory and Beulah Ross Gregory. He attended Arizona State University on a...
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Beatrice Wilkes Welborn, 88

Beatrice Wilkes Welborn, 88, of Wake Forest, passed away, Wednesday afternoon, May 15, 2013 at Hillside Nursing Center. She was born in Franklin County, the daughter of the late Cary Wilkes and Lillian Jackson Wilkes. Memorial services were held Sunday afternoon, May 19, in the...
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Thomas Neil “Tom” Blonk, 60

Thomas Neil “Tom” Blonk, 60, of Raleigh, died peacefully, Friday, May 17, 2013. Tom was born to the late Jean and Cornelius Blonk in Ridgewood, NJ. He was raised in Wyckoff, NJ by his mother and step father, the late John Woudenberg, after Cornelius’s passing in 1960. In 1993,...

Alton F. “Buddy” Mitchell, 77

Alton F. “Buddy” Mitchell, 77, of Youngsville, died Sunday, May 19, 2013 at his residence. He was born in Franklin County, the son of the late Lessie Jackson Mitchell and Homer Addison Mitchell. Mr. Mitchell was a farmer, a long distance truck driver and the owner and operator of...

Marie Greenly “Ree” Smyser, 57

Marie Greenly “Ree” Smyser, 57, of Louisburg, died Sunday, May 19, 2013 at Franklin Regional Hospital. She was born in Detroit, Michigan, the daughter of the late Sudie Alice Young. She was preceded in death by a son, Joshua “Josh” Winston and by a brother, Chuck Greenly Funeral...