William Robert Bruce Jr., 56

William Robert Bruce Jr., 56, of Raleigh, passed into the arms of Jesus Sept. 12, 2014, surrounded by his loving family. His 31-month battle with brain cancer ended. Robert was born in Bristol, Tenn., and was raised in Sandy Springs, Ga. He went to college at Valdosta State,...

Bonnie Rae Watson, 65

Bonnie Rae Watson, 65, of Creedmoor, died at her home Friday, Sept. 12, 2014. Born May 7, 1949, in New Brunswick, N.J., she was the daughter of the late Lt. Col. James B. McConnico Sr. and Lillian Rae McConnico. Bonnie traveled the world with her parents while they were in the...

Edward Ernest Wells, 79

Edward Ernest Wells, 79, of Wake Forest, died Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014, at Morningside Assisted Living in Raleigh. He was born in London, England, the son of the late William Wells and Queenie Neal Wells. Mr. Wells is survived by his wife, Barbara Cufari Wells; daughters, Donna...

Dorothy Louise Jones, 70

Dorothy Louise Jones, 70, of Louisburg, died Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014. She was born Jan. 10, 1944, to the late Robert and Dorothy Aurelia Wallis Lawrence. She was employed with Franklin County Social Services in child protective services until her retirement. She is survived by...

Richard Evans Sr., 59

Richard Evans Sr., 59, of Spring Hope, died Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014. He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Evans, of Spring Hope; four daughters, Tracy Justice-Clark, of Winston-Salem, Annetta Crudup, of Franklinton, Erica Elaine Alston, of Louisburg, and Mistee Evans, of Spring...

Judie A. Bowden, 94

Judie Lee Aycocke Bowden, 94, of Louisburg, died Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014, at Universal Healthcare in Nashville. Born June 19, 1920, to the late Joseph and Beulah Brown Aycocke, she lived in the Justice community and was a member of Duke Memorial Baptist Church. She is survived by...

Gail Martonic Christine, 86

Gail Martonic Christine, 86, of Wake Forest, formerly of Daytona Beach, Fla., died Sept. 15, 2014, at Rex Hospital. Mrs. Christine was born in Berks County, Penn., the daughter of the late Floyd Eugene Auchenbach and Jennie Kissinger Auchenbach. She was a retired registration...

William Russell Bunn, 67

William Russell Bunn, 67, of Louisburg, died Monday, Sept. 15, 2014, at Rex Hospital. He was born in Wake County, the son of the late Luella and F. R. Bunn. Mr. Bunn is survived by his wife, Novette Shearin Bunn; stepchildren, Rodney Shearin and wife, Christy, of Louisburg, and...

Eula Perry Wright, 92

Eula Perry Wright, 92, of Franklinton, died Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014, at Hillside Nursing Center. She was born in Granville County, the daughter of the late Mattie and Lee Perry, and was married to John T. Wright Jr., who preceded her in death. Mrs. Wright was a member of Mt....

Rosa Lee Arrington, 71

Rosa Lee Arrington, 71, of Louisburg, died Friday, Aug. 29, 2014. She is survived by three daughters, Corrine Hicks, Janie Johnson and Peggy Toney, all of Louisburg; two sons, Jasper Toney, of Creedmoor, and James Toney, of Perth Amboy, N.J.; four sisters, Annie Ruth Alston and...

Lola Comer Upton, 80

Lola Comer Upton, 80, of Wake Forest, died Aug. 28, 2014. Lola passed away surrounded by her loving family after a battle with cancer. Born and raised in Randolph County, Lola was the daughter of the late Coy L. and Florence Garner Comer. She was a longtime member of Needham’s...

Genevieve “Gennie” Harrison, 91

Genevieve “Gennie” Lovelace Harrison, 91, of Wake Forest, died Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014, at Hillside Nursing Center. She was born in Castro County, Texas, to the late Irion “Doc” Lovelace and Geneva Savage Lovelace. Mrs. Harrison was the head nurse for the first neonatal intensive...