Anne Simmons, 83

Anne Simmons, 83, of Youngsville, died Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014, at WakeMed. She was born in Rome, N.Y., the daughter of the late Walter Sieniecki and Anna Potocki Sieniecki. Mrs. Simmons is survived by her sons, Warren L. Simmons and wife, Paula, of Birmingham, Ala., and Walter J....
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Dylan James Raitz, 19

Dylan James Raitz, 19, of Wake Forest, passed away Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014, at Duke University Medical Center. Dylan is survived by his parents, William A. “Bill” and Marie Downey Raitz, of Wake Forest; brother, Daniel E. “Dan” Raitz, of Wilmington; grandmother, Betty Raitz, of Wake...

Joe Arthur Williams, 66

Joe Arthur Williams, 66, of Louisburg, passed away Friday, Jan. 31, 2014. He is survived by sisters, Geneva Kearney, of Washington, D.C., and Mary J. Faison, of Temple Hills, Md.; and brothers, James Floyd Williams, of Louisburg, and Lawrence Williams, of Kinston. Visitation will...

Gerlinde James Franciose, 87

Gerlinde James Franciose, 87, of Wake Forest, passed away, Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014, at Rex Hospital. She was born in Glen Ridge, N.J., the daughter of the late Leslie Wilberforce James and Gerlinde Frieda Kate Elizabeth Von Goeben. Funeral services were held at Sunday, Feb. 2, in...

Susie Bailey Peterson, 91

Susie Bailey Peterson, 91, of Raleigh, died Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014, at Universal Health Care. She was born in Wake County, the daughter of the late Elwood Yancey Bailey and Omie Ray Bailey, and was a longtime member of Longview Baptist Church. Mrs. Peterson was a beautician for...

George Clyde Solomon, 86

George Clyde “Pip” Solomon, 86, of Henderson, passed away Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014. He is survived by his wife, Martha, and daughters, Deloris and Angela Denise, all of the home; sons Meredith, of Somerset, N.J., Lessie, of Newark, N.J., and Edwin, of the home; sisters, Elizabeth...

Clara Mae Johnson, 61

Clara Mae Johnson, 61, of Franklinton, passed away Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014. She is survived by her daughter, Katina Johnson, of Wake Forest; sons, Lawrence “Junior” Johnson, of Louisburg, and Derrick Johnson, of Franklinton; sisters, Betty Mangum, of Orange, N.J., and Lois Clax and...

Iris Gay Morris Pearce, 68

Iris Gay Morris Pearce, 68, of Youngsville, died Saturday Feb. 1, 2014 , surrounded by her family. She was born in Pitt County, the daughter of Linda Young Morris and the late Paul Morris. Funeral services were held Tuesday, Feb. 4, in the chapel of Bright Funeral Home, with the...

Albert Joyner, 64

Albert Joyner, 64, of Franklinton, died Saturday Jan. 25, 2014, at his home.  He was born July 31, 1949, to the late Jesse Mae and Ernest Joyner, and was the owner of U.S. 1 Auto Body Repair in Franklinton for 30 years. Albert is survived by two brothers, Offie and Clyde Joyner;...
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Barbara Saunders Brown, 81

Barbara Saunders Brown, 81, of Wake Forest, died Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014, at the Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home in Winston-Salem. Barbara was born Sept. 8, 1932, in Morganton, the daughter of the late Vera Coxwell Saunders and Dr. John R. Saunders. She was raised in Richmond, Va....

Pamela Alford Roberts, 63

Pamela Marie “Pam” Roberts, 63, was called to be with her Lord and Savior Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014, at her brother’s home surrounded by her family. She was born in Wake County to the late Grover Lewis Alford, Jr. and Frankie Marie Ellington Alford. Pam was a member of Glen Royal...

Marguerite Wash Meares, 76

Marguerite Wash Meares, 76, of Wake Forest, passed away, Friday, Jan. 24, 2014, at her home surrounded by her family. She was born in Woodford County, Ky. to the late Mervin Wash and Dorothea Dozier Wash. Mrs. Meares attended Transylvania University for music studies and was...