Elyse Renee Woodyear

Elyse Renee Woodyear, infant daughter of Sarah Sicotte Woodyear and Joe Woodyear, passed away Tuesday, May 13, 2014, at Wake Medical Center. Funeral services were held Friday, June 6, at Faith Baptist Church in Youngsville, with the Rev. Richard Mills officiating. Burial was in...

Vann Tingen Ellington, 88

Vann Tingen Ellington, age 88, died May 21, 2014, at Universal Health Care in Oxford. She was a native of Franklin County, and was the daughter of the late Hubert T. and Betty Vann Holmes Ellington. Vann was of the Baptist faith and was retired from Westinghouse. Graveside...
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Liddie Allen Arnold, 82

Liddie Allen “L.A.” Arnold, 82, of Raleigh, passed away Tuesday, June 3, 2014. He was born in Pitt County, the son of the late Lizzie Wayne Arnold and John Allen Arnold, and he was married to Barbara Tillson Arnold, who preceded him in death. L.A. was a veteran of the U.S. Army...
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Ellen Marie Schultz, 86

Ellen Marie Schultz, 86, of Winston-Salem, died Wednesday, June 4, 2014, at Universal Healthcare/North Raleigh. She was born in Warren County, Penn., the daughter of the late Elmer Cyril Smith and the late Fredericka Ziegler Smith. Ellen graduated from Academy High School in...
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Linda Joyce Watkins-Winston, 73

Linda Joyce Watkins-Winston, 73, of Charlotte, formerly of Wake Forest, passed away Friday, June 6, 2014, at Carolina Medical Center in Charlotte. Linda was preceded in death by her father, Luther A. Watkins Sr. and brother, Donald Yarborough. She is survived by her husband,...

McComas Burgess, 61

McComas “Mac” Burgess, 61, died Thursday, June 5, 2014. He was a lifelong resident of Franklin County. He was born May 1, 1953, to the late Byron B. Burgess and Ruby Phelps Burgess. Surviving are his cousins, Linda and Johnny Pearce, and close friends, the Rev. Clyde Waiden,...

Kenneth R. Lucas, 50

Kenneth R. Lucas, 50, of Wake Forest, died June 5, 2014, at Novant Healthcare System in Charlotte. He was born October 8, 1963, in Wake County, to Besty Mills Lucas and the late Cleveland Lucas Jr. He is survived by his mother Besty M. Lucas, of the home; sister, Janet Lucas, of...

Charlotte Burt Alston, 80

Charlotte Burt Alston, 80, of Louisburg, died Sunday, June 8, 2014. She is survived by two daughters, Shirley Alston Williams, of Louisburg, and Catherine Simmons, of Durham; three sons, Edward Alston Jr., of the home; Sylvester Lee Alston, of Rocky Mount; and Willie Earl Alston,...

Zona N. Tant, 86

Zona Norris Tant, 86, of Louisburg, died Monday, June 9, 2014, at Louisburg Nursing Center. Mrs. Tant was born Feb. 21, 1928, the daughter of the late Jesse and Essie Grissom Currin. She was preceded in death by her husband, George M. Tant. Mrs. Tant is survived by her sons and...

Joyce M. Wright, 81

Joyce Mustain Wright, 81, of Wake Forest, passed away Sunday, May 25, 2014, at Hillside Nursing Center. She was born in Warren County, the daughter of the late Margie Peoples Mustain and Curtis Mustain, and was retired from Wake Forest Care Center as a nursing assistant. Mrs....
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Ralph F. Schmoeger Jr., 89

Ralph Frederick Schmoeger Jr., 89, of Wake Forest, passed away, Sunday, May 25, 2014, at his home. He was born in LaSalle County, Ill., the son of the late Viola Liebhart Schmoeger and Ralph F. Schmoeger Sr. Mr. Schmoeger is a veteran of the U.S. Navy, and was retired from...

Earlene Teasley Merritt, 87

Earlene Teasley Merritt, 87, of Raleigh, died May 27, 2014, in Bladenburg, Md. She was born October 22, 1926, in Raleigh, and was adopted by the late Pompie and Minnie Teasley. She accepted Christ at an early age while attending Corinth United Church of Christ in Youngsville, and...