Roosevelt “Bell” Kearney, 83

Roosevelt “Bell” Kearney, 83, of Louisburg, died Sunday, Aug. 18, 2013. Kearny is survived by his daughters, Dorothy Kearney Bass and Eliza Hawkins, both of Raleigh, Earnestine Fogg of Franklinton and Francine Williams of Gulfport, Miss.; sons Clayton Kearney, Walter Kearney and...

Michelle Lee Frisbee, 45

Michelle Lee Frisbee, 45, of Wake Forest, went from the arms of her parents to the arms of Jesus Sunday, Aug. 18, 2013 at Rex Hospital. She was born in Olean, N.Y., the daughter of Karen Lee Trask Frisbee and Larry J. Frisbee. Frisbee is survived by her parents, Larry and Karen...

Ruby May Bragg Maroney, 84

Ruby May Bragg Maroney, 84, of Franklinton, died Saturday, Aug. 17, 2013 at the Louisburg Nursing Center. She was a native of Vance County and the daughter of the late Willie Bragg, Sr. and Elizabeth Dixon Bragg. She was the owner of the former Ruby’s Place in Franklinton....

Charles H. Flippo Jr., 67

Charles Harrison Flippo Jr., 67, of Louisburg, died Monday, Aug. 5, 2013. He was born in Stafford, Va., the son of the late Laura Wood Cardwell and Charles H. Flippo Sr. Flippo is survived by his wife, Marie Flippo; children, Rose Jordan and Robert Choat of Louisburg; sisters,...

Bruce Kippax, 49

Bruce Kippax, 49, of Youngsville, died Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2013 at Franklin Regional Hospital in Louisburg. He was born in Denville, N.J., the son of Eleanor Dubiel Kippax and the late Albert Kippax III. Bruce was employed with Xerox for 25 years. He had competed in stock car racing...

Hazel Smith Ashley, 89

Hazel Smith Ashley, 89, of Youngsville, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2013 at the Carolina House of Wake Forest. She was born in Greenwood County, S.C., the daughter of the late Clyde E. Smith and Alice Beasley Smith. A celebration of Ashley’s life will be held at Saturday, Aug....

R. Jasper Privette, 84

R. Jasper Privette, 84, of Franklinton, passed away on his birthday Thursday Aug. 8, 2013 at the Hock Family Pavilion in Durham. He was born the son of Raney and Mae Privette. He was predeceased by his daughter, Margaret Privette; sisters, Rachel Davis, Francis Grissom and...

David E. Wheless, 72

David Earl Wheless, 72, of Franklinton, died Monday morning at his home. Wheless was a son of the late Woodroe and Hazel Wheless. He was predeceased by his brother, Robert Wheless. A funeral service was held Thursday, Aug. 8, in the chapel of Strickland Funeral Home with the Rev....
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Ailene Murray Twiddy, 87

Ailene Murray Twiddy, 87, of Wake Forest, passed away on Aug. 8, 2013 at Sunrise of North Hills. She was born in Halifax County, Va., the daughter of the late Grover Cleveland Murray and Versie Inez Duffy Murray. She spent her retirement traveling and was a civil service employee...

Frederick “Fred” Jones, 62

Frederick “Fred” Stephen Jones, of Wake Forest, 62, died Sunday Aug. 12, 2013 at Wake Medical Center in Raleigh. He was born in Durham County, the son of Geraldine “Jerry” Jones and the late Harvey M. “Bunk” Jones Jr. Fred was a 1973 graduate of Western Carolina University and...
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Rebecca Jean “Becky” Thompson, 67

Rebecca Thompson, 67, of Youngsville, passed away peacefully Sunday Aug. 11, 2013. She was born May 20, 1946, in Marion, Ohio, the daughter of the late Fay A. and Mabel Miller Riley. On Oct.10, 1964 she married William Brent Thompson. She is survived by her sons Bryan “Jackie”...

Catherine Fullard Neeb

Catherine Fullard Neeb of Wake Forest, died Friday, August 2, 2013 at Morningside Assisted Living in Raleigh. She was born in Wayne, N.J., the daughter of the late Nellie Harper Fullard and Earnest Fullard and was married to the late Robert P. Neeb. Funeral services were held at...