William D. Ecke, 71

William D. Ecke, 71 William "Bill" Ecke, 71; husband, father, grandfather and friend passed away peacefully on Sunday Jan. 24, 2016 surrounded by his family. After leaving the Navy, Bill spent a great deal of his life living in upstate New York before making North Carolina his...

David Hamilton, 74

David Hamilton, 74 David Hamilton, 74, of Wake Forest, died Sunday, Jan. 31, 2016 at WakeMed. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. today (Thursday) in the chapel of Bright Funeral Home. Burial will be in Wake Forest Cemetery. David is survived by his sister, Altene H. Lloyd...

W. Earl Davis, 71

W. Earl Davis, 71 William Earl Davis, 71, of Wake Forest, died Monday, Feb. 1, 2016 at Duke Raleigh Hospital. He was born in Wake County, the son of the late Herman and Zolie Davis and was a member of New Light Church of God. Earl retired from Burlington Industries with over 31...

Kerry Todd Watson, 50

Kerry Todd Watson, 50 Kerry Todd Watson, 50, of Wake Forest, died Thursday Jan. 21, 2016 at Wake Med Hospital in Raleigh. He was surrounded in love by his family. Kerry grew up in Creedmoor. His favorite things were NASCAR and fishing, especially off the pier at the ocean. He...

Joseph Allen Wells, 62

Joseph Allen Wells, 62 Joseph Allen Wells, 62, of Franklinton, passed away Wednesday Jan. 20, 2016. He was born in Wake County, the son of Rosalee Allen Wells and Herbert “Jody” Wells. Funeral services were held Sunday Jan. 24, at Woodland Baptist Church with the Rev. Chris...

Beverly Mae Branch, 82

Beverly Mae Branch, 82 Beverly Mae Branch, 82, of Wake Forest, went on to the Lord Monday, Jan. 11, 2016 surrounded by her family. Beverly was born June 16, 1933, the daughter of the late James Holleman and Janie O’Neal Holleman. She was a longtime and dedicated member of Wake...

Ruth Joanne Walters, 77

Ruth Joanne Walters, 77 Ruth Joanne Wentz Walters, 77, of Wake Forest, went to be with the Lord, on Sunday, Jan. 24, 2016. Funeral services were held Wednesday, Jan. 27, in the chapel of Bright Funeral Home with the Rev. David A. Shaffer and the Rev. Dr. Charles Bright...

Garrett Woody, 24

Garrett Woody, 24 Garrett Woody passed away on Jan. 24, 2016 and now is at peace in the arms of Jesus. Garrett leaves behind his mom and dad, Dave and Judy Woody, a brother Marshall and his beautiful 4-month old daughter Laina Marie. He also leaves behind several aunts, uncles,...

Laura Burt Williams Kilian, 80

Laura Burt Williams Kilian, 80 Laura Burt Williams Kilian, 80, of Wake Forest, passed away Thursday, Jan.21, 2016 at her residence. Laura was born in Warren County, the daughter of the late Frederick and Alma Williams. She was very active in the Wake Forest United Methodist...

Patsy Pace Barefoot, 87

Patsy Pace Barefoot, 87 Patsy Pace Barefoot, 87, died Sunday, Jan. 17, 2016. Born in Franklin County on April 27, 1928 to the late Robert William, Sr. and Elsie Kearney Pace. Patsy was a member of Ebenezer Methodist Church, where she played the piano for many years and also...

Norma S. Meath, 85

Norma S. Meath, 85 Norma S. Meath, 85, of Wake Forest, passed away peacefully at her home on Saturday, Jan. 16, 2016. She was born in Warren County, N.Y., the daughter of the late Sylvia Henderson Wakeley and William Wakeley. Ms. Meath was a member of St. Catherine of Siena...

Beverly Mae Branch, 82

Beverly Mae Branch, 82 Beverly Mae Branch, 82, of Wake Forest, went on to the Lord Monday, Jan. 11, 2016 surrounded by her family. Beverly was born June 16, 1933 to the late James Holleman and Janie O’Neal Holleman. She was a longtime and dedicated member of Wake Cross Roads...