William Ollie Johnson, 93
William Ollie Johnson, 93, of Apex, formerly of Raleigh, died Monday, Jan. 14, 2013 at the William Dunlap Hospice Center in Raleigh. He was born in Wake County, the son of the late Lutora Lindsay Johnson and John Henry Johnson. He loved God and his family, and was a long-time member of Falls Baptist Church until moving to Selma and joining Selma Baptist Church. He was a deacon at both churches.
Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. today (Thursday), Jan. 17 at Falls Baptist Church with the Rev. Dr. Terry Ashe officiating. Burial will follow in the Falls Community Cemetery.
Johnson is survived by his wife, Nadell Hughes Johnson; a son, Glenn Johnson and his wife, Edie, of Apex; stepsons, Haywood Hughes and his wife, Ann, of Selma and Tim Hughes of Selma; a daughter-in-law, Janet Johnson of Lansing; three grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and a special friend, Ricky Evans. He was predeceased by his first wife, Lois Smith Johnson; a son, Ollie “Randy” Johnson; four brothers and a sister.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Falls Community Cemetery Fund, c/o Linwood Barham, 9705 Fonville Road, Wake Forest, NC 27587.
Kathy Ann Champion, 52
Kathy Ann Champion, 52, of Wake Forest died Friday, Jan. 11, 2013 at WakeMed. She was born in Wake County, the daughter of the late Jerry Beddingfield and Clarence Williams.
Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon, Jan. 15 at the chapel of Bright Funeral Home with the Rev. Mark Harrison officiating. Burial was in Wake Forest Cemetery.
Champion is survived by her daughters, Tanya Pearce and her husband, Nick, of Youngsville and Nicole Simonds and her husband, Brock, of Garner; a sister, Diane Harrison and her husband, Mark, of Wake Forest; three grandchildren; a special cousin, John Wayne Beddingfield; a nephew; numerous extended family and friends. She was predeceased by a nephew, Lamar Harrison.
Timothy O. “Tim”McIntyre, 44
Timothy Oliver “Tim” McIntyre, 44, of Youngsville passed away Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013. He was born Oct. 15, 1968 in Montgomery County and spent his childhood in Rolesville. After serving in the Navy, he came back to the states to start his family.
McIntyre enjoyed fishing, motorcycles, golf and playing cards. Most of all, he loved his children and his wife.
A visitation was held Tuesday evening, Jan. 15, 2013 at Bright Funeral Home. A private service will be held at a later date.
McIntyre is survived by his wife, Sandra; sons, Hunter and Alex both of Florida; his mother, Kathryn McIntyre and his stepfather, James Bell, of Youngsville; siblings, Deborah Young and her husband, Michael, of Rolesville, Loretta Mainquist and her husband, Rick, of Louisburg, Wanda Valentine and her husband, Edward, of Georgia, Sammy McIntyre and his wife, Yvette (Wood), of Zebulon and Roxanna Ouber and her husband, Jay, of Franklinton; numerous nieces and nephews; and a great-niece. He was predeceased by his father, Gene McIntyre.
Donald D. Coordes, 88
Donald Dwight “Don” Coordes, 88, of Wake Forest passed away peacefully at his home Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013. Coordes was born in Terre Haute, Ind., Aug. 28, 1924, the son of the late Charles J. Coordes and Margaret King Coordes. He served four years in the Navy during World War II.
Coordes had many interests, including flying and race cars. He had attained his private pilot’s license and also liked to race his midget race cars on weekends. Coordes worked for Norfolk and Western Railway in Roanoke, Va., before moving to Raleigh to take a position with the N.C. Utilities Commission. He was assistant director of the NCDMV enforcement section of the Department of Transportation. During his working years and after retirement he was an auxiliary police officer in Wake Forest and served a term as auxiliary chief. He was also an active member of other organizations including: State Defense Militia, U.S. Service Command, Sons of the American Revolution, American Legion and Disabled American Veterans, where he received numerous honors and certificates.
Coordes is survived by his wife of 48 years, Carolyn; two daughters, Kristy Seaboch and her husband, Mark, and Karen Rosa and her husband, Brian; five grandchildren; and other extended family members.
Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon, Jan. 16 at the chapel of Bright Funeral Home with the Rev. Dr. Jamie Dew officiating. A graveside service and burial was held at Raleigh Memorial Park in Raleigh. Pallbearers were members of the Wake Forest Police Department Honor Guard. Honorary pallbearers were members of American Legion Post 187.
Memorial contributions may be made to Liberty Hospice, 3200 Spring Forest Road, Suite 201, Raleigh, NC 27616 or to the charity of one’s choice.
Peter Lawrence Kearney, 33
Peter Lawrence Kearney, 33, of Franklinton died Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013 at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Wake County and was a graduate of Franklinton High School. He loved to fish, listen to music and cook, and he was a Tar Heels fan.
Kearney is survived by his parents, Larry and Elaine Kearney of Franklinton; a brother, Joey Kearney and his fiancé, Caiti Bagwell, of Franklinton; his grandmother, Carrie Tilley of Wake Forest; his godmother, Miriam Honeycutt of Franklinton; aunts and an uncle, Wendy Gorlesky of Garner, Judy Emory of Wake Forest and William Weldon “Bill” Tilley and his wife, Joanne, of Wake Forest; several cousins and extended family.
Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon, Jan. 16 at Franklinton Baptist Church with the Rev. David Averette officiating. Burial was in Fairview Cemetery. Pallbearers were Jason King, Jordan Parker, Jeff Abbott, Vershaun Taylor, Jonathon Riggan and Cody Goodwin.
Linda Lin of Raleigh, formerly of Forest City, passed away Saturday morning, Jan. 12, 2013. She was born in Taiwan, the daughter of the late Shen-Pu Tsai and Ping Yu. Lin was the former owner/operator of the China Restaurant at the Tri-City Mall in Forest City.
A private graveside service was held at Pine Forest Memorial Gardens.
Lin is survived by her husband of 37 years, David Lin; a son, Phillip Lin and his wife, Amy, of Raleigh; a daughter, Dr. Olive Lamm and her husband, Dr. Kevin Lamm, of Fayetteville; four grandchildren; many extended family and friends.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Wake County, 250 Hospice Circle, Raleigh, NC 27607 or the charity of one’s choice.
Louise Mason Perry, 79
Louise Mason Perry, 79, of Wake Forest died Friday morning, Jan. 11, 2013 at UNC Hospitals. Perry was born in Wake County, the daughter of the late Sally Maude House Mason and Thad Howard Mason.
She was a member of Rolesville Baptist Church and a long-time member of the Joy Sunday school class. She was a member of Rolesville Chapter 286 O.E.S. where she served as Worthy Matron and was retired from Burlington Industries. She enjoyed spending time and cooking for her family and friends and was a Carolina Tar Heels fan.
Perry is survived by her sons, Randy Perry of Wake Forest and Ronnie Perry and his wife, Winky, of Wake Forest; two grandchildren; a brother, Phillip Mason and his wife, Jean, of Tarpon Springs, Fla.; a sister-in-law, Doris Mason of Raleigh; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Billy Thomas Perry; and siblings, T.H. Mason, Herbert Mason, Ann Smith, Jerry Mason and Geraldine Hopper.
Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon, Jan. 13 at Rolesville Baptist Church with the Rev. Dr. Randy Bridges and the Rev. J. Marshall Neathery officiating. Entombment was in the church cemetery. Pallbearers were Bobby Mason, Mike Mason, Tommy Smith, Rodney Maddox, Marc Grow and David Fussell.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Rolesville Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 185, Rolesville, NC 27571.
Mildred Pearce Murphy, 91
Mildred Catherine Pearce Murphy, 91, of Youngsville died Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013 at Duke Raleigh Hospital. She was born in Franklin County, the daughter of the late Annie Gray Lancaster Pearce and George H. Pearce. Murphy was a member of Harris Chapel Baptist Church, where she taught the beginners Sunday school class for more than 50 years.
She is survived by her son, James Wayne Murphy and his wife, Cindy, of Youngsville; a grandson; a granddaughter; three great-grandsons; three step-grandchildren and seven step-great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, James W. Murphy; and her brothers and a sister.
Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon, Jan. 13 at Harris Chapel Baptist Church with the Rev. Dr. Bill Haley officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Pallbearers were Brooks Pearce, Bryant Murphy, Charles Haley, Chris Inscoe, John Murphy and Marc Hurt.
Memorial contributions may be made to Harris Chapel Baptist Church, Children and Youth Fund, 2960 Tarboro Road, Youngsville, NC 27596.
L. Vermon O’Neal, 91
Lofton Vermon O’Neal, 91, of Wake Forest died Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013 at his home. He was born in Wake County, the son of the late William Roy O’Neal and Marzy O’Neal. O’Neal served in the United States Navy during World War II from Sept. 30, 1942 until Dec. 5, 1945. He worked for the N.C. Department of Transportation for 30 years beginning Aug. 1, 1948 and retired Aug. 1, 1978.
O’Neal was a member of Woodland Baptist Church from his early childhood and was the oldest living member before he went on to be with his Lord and Savior.
O’Neal is survived by his brothers, Thedward Roy O’Neal Sr. and his wife, Clara, of Raleigh and Royster W. O’Neal and his wife, Mary, of Wake Forest; a sister, Marjorie Brevoort and her husband, Earl, of Wake Forest; a niece; six nephews; and many great-nieces and great-nephews. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his first wife, Lois Leonard O’Neal; his second wife, Faye Looper O’Neal; and a sister, Lorene Lowery Pearce.
Funeral services were held Saturday morning, Jan. 12 at Woodland Baptist Church with the Rev. Dr. Baxter Prevatte Jr. and the Rev. Chris Walker officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery with military honors. Pallbearers were Thed O’Neal, Ronald O’Neal, Ed Brevoort, Mike Brevoort, Dennis Brevoort, Newman Bailey. Honorary pallbearers were the Adult III men’s Sunday school class.
Memorial contributions can be made to Woodland Baptist Church Building Fund, 190 Woodland Church Road, Wake Forest, NC 27587.
Glenice Jeanette Anderson Pieske, 74
Glenice Jeanette Anderson Pieske, 74, of Hancock, Minn., passed away Monday, Dec. 3, 2012. She was born Jan. 20, 1938 in Dexter, Iowa, the daughter of the late Dr. M.K. “Doc” and I.G. Anderson.
Pieske was baptized at Our Savior’s Congregations Church July 31, 1938 in Badger, Minn., and was confirmed at First Lutheran Church on May 18, 1952. She graduated from Morris High School in Morris, Minn., in 1956, and Holding (Wake) Technical Institute in Raleigh in 1965.
In 1968 she moved to Wake Forest and worked for the Wake Forest Hospital for many years before transferring to Wake Medical Center. After 32 years of dedicated service she retired to Hancock, Minn.
Pieske is survived by three daughters, Wendy O’Neal and her husband, Ronald, of Wake Forest, Laurie Burke and her husband, Pat, of Clayton and Shari Aguillon of Fuquay-Varina; siblings, Maxine Dacumos and her husband, Guillermo, of Mountain Brook, Ala., Terry Skeen and her husband, Bill, of Mooresville, Karen Hardtke of Morris, Minn., Malcolm Anderson Jr. and his wife, Jerry, of Meigs, Ga., Scott Anderson and his wife, Teresa, of Supply and Heidi Lane of Roanoke, Va.; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a daughter, Lynette Jean; a son, James Douglas; and sisters, Valorie Anderson and Elizabeth Anderson.
A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 20 at St. Philip Lutheran Church, 7304 Falls of Neuse Road, Raleigh, NC 27615.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Cancer Society Inc. or to the St. Philip Lutheran Building Fund.
Nancy Katherine Mayes Williams, 79
Nancy Katherine Mayes Williams, 79, of Lugoff, S.C., passed away Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013. She was born in Church Road, Va., the daughter of the late Joel Harrison and Betty Martin Hatfield Mayes. She was an interior decorator.
Williams was a member of Springvale Baptist Church, where she sang in the choir, served as assistant treasurer and served on the building committee. She was a member of the Camden Country Club.
Williams is survived by her sons, David P. Williams and his wife, Caroline, of Matthews and Kenneth M. Williams and his wife, Neesa, of Fitzgerald, Ga.; a daughter, Linda Davis and her husband, Zemp, of Wake Forest; brothers, George Franklin Mayes and his wife, Melvin, of Jacksonville, Fla., and the Rev. Dr. William White Mayes and his wife, Bettie, of Buena Vista, Va.; a sister, Hattie Cox of Richmond, Va.; seven grandchildren; two step-grandchildren and three step-great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Earl H. Williams.
Funeral services were held Monday, Jan. 14 at Springvale Baptist Church with the Rev. Todd Horton officiating. Burial followed at Forest Lawn Memorial Park.
Memorials may be made to Springvale Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 880, Lugoff, S.C. 29078.
Wilton Lee Fleming Jr., 65
Wilton Lee Fleming Jr., 65, of Wake Forest passed away Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013 at WakeMed. He was born April 11, 1947 in Raleigh, the son of the late Wilton Lee Fleming Sr. and Rose Marie Haynes Fleming.
After graduating from Broughton High School in 1966 and attending N.C. State University, he enlisted in the U.S. Army and served in the Corps of Engineers as an officer in California and Vietnam. Upon his discharge, he returned to N.C. State University and received his degree in civil engineering. He served the state of North Carolina in the Department of Environmental and Natural Resources as the head of water quality before leaving in 1985 to open his own engineering firm, W. Lee Fleming Jr. Engineering. He was involved with the SAS Campus, Flowers Plantation, Governors Club, Hasentree and more.
Fleming is survived by his wife of 39 years, Karen Hines Fleming; children, Mary Beth Barrow and her husband, Chris, Jennifer Fleming Paris and her husband, Ray, and Scott Cameron Fleming; two grandchildren; brothers, Roy M. Fleming and his wife, Pat, and Walter H. Fleming and his wife, Karen; and many nieces and nephews.
A memorial service was held Tuesday, Jan. 15 at Hayes Barton Baptist Church. Burial was at Arlington National Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Heart Association or the American Kidney Fund.
Eileen Dunman Rose, 89
Eileen Dunman Rose, 89, passed away peacefully Sunday, Jan. 13, 2013 at Hillside Nursing & Rehabilitation Center due to complications from Parkinson’s disease. She was born Jan. 4, 1924 in Glen Alum, W.V., the daughter of the late Preston Banner Dunman and Margaret Henderson Dunman.
Rose worked at Flat Top National Bank in Bluefield, W.V. She was a member of Wake Forest Presbyterian Church and First Presbyterian Church in Bluefield, W.V.
Rose is survived by her children, William Preston Rose and his wife, Carlene, of Rilpley, W.V., and Kerry Leigh Rose of Wake Forest; two grandchildren; sisters, Sue Goodwin of Roanoke, Va., and Jo Ann Decker and her husband, Lee, of Salt Lake City, Utah; a niece and a nephew. She was predeceased by her husband, William Alfred Rose.
A private memorial service will be held at Monte Vista Park Cemetery in Princeton, W.V.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the activities fund at Hillside Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 968 S. Wait Ave., Wake Forest, NC 27587 or to The National Parkinson Foundation, P.O. Box 5017, Hagerstown, MD 21741-5018.