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Clyde Brooks Crowder, 82

Clyde Brooks Crowder, 82, of Knightdale, died Friday, Sept. 13, 2013 with his family by his side. He retired after driving 18-wheelers for 44 years for Rogers Oil, AG Boone and Cary Oil. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He was a wonderful husband, father and...
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Maxine Iola Jones Rice, 69

Maxine Iola Jones Rice,  69, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013, after a courageous battle with cancer that weakened her body, but never her faith in Jehovah God and her deep and caring love for others. She is survived by her husband John...
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Feeding more than 1,000 with fish fry meals without a hitch

Roving by Bob Allen Having spent about three hours watching, delivering plates and eating at the Wake Forest United Methodist Church Fish Fry last Friday, I had a first-hand experience in most all aspects of this marvelous event and could see the many people it takes to make it...

Ruby Faye Champion, 67

Ruby Faye Champion, 67, of Youngsville, passed away Friday evening, Sept. 13, 2013 at her residence. She was born in Franklin County, the daughter of the late Elizabeth Shearin Vaughan and Ellis Vaughan. Funeral services were held 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 16, 2013 in the Chapel of...
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Charles Barrett Mitchell, 83

Charles Barrett Mitchell, 83, of Durham, died Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013. He was born in Franklin County, the son of the late Lydia Hazel Green Mitchell and Owen M. Mitchell. He was retired as a senior claims adjuster with GMAC and was a veteran of the U.S. Army having served as a...
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Junior Lee Hester, 81

Junior Lee Hester, 81, of Raleigh, passed away Sept. 12, 2013 at the William M. Dunlap Center for Caring of complications resulting from congestive heart failure. He was born in Vance County in 1932 and later moved with his family to Warrenton, NC where he graduated from John...

East Juniper to close for six weeks

WAKE FOREST — The portion of East Juniper Avenue, from Jubilee Court to Traditions Grande Boulevard, will be closed from Sept. 23 through Oct. 31. The closure is necessary to allow a contractor, JPM South Development, to widen the section of road and install a left turn lane,...

Business Briefs — week of Sept. 19, 2013

Angela Jamison receives Rising Star Award WAKE FOREST — Angela Bendorf Jamison, president and owner of Communicopia Marketing Services Inc. in Wake Forest, was recently honored with the Rising Star Award from the National Association of Women Business Owners of Greater Raleigh...
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This Week in History — Sept. 19, 2013

In a recurring feature, The Wake Weekly looks back at what happened this week throughout the years. 1963 •Descendants of Dr. Calvin Jones joined Wake Forest Mayor Wait Brewer Jr., and town and Wake Forest College officials for the unveiling of a historical marker designating...