Mary Frances Bridges, 91
Mary Frances Bridges, 91, passed away Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013 at Louisburg Nursing Center. She was born in Oklahoma, the daughter of the late George and Ethal Tindale Wilson.
She was a member of Peace and Harmony Baptist Church in Franklinton and the American Legion Women’s Auxiliary in Redlands, Calif.
Bridges is survived by a daughter, Margaret Ames and her husband, Tony, of Franklinton; a sister, Lola Smart of Oklahoma; eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Denzil; and two sons, Robert and Roy Bridges.
A memorial service was held Wednesday, Feb. 13 at the chapel of Hall-Wynne Funeral Service with the Rev. Clyde Waiden officiating.
Norwood Blackley Kearney, 93
Norwood Blackley Kearney, 93, of Franklinton passed away Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013. He was native of Franklin County and was the son of the late Alfonzo C. and Adell Blackley Kearney. Kearney was a retired farmer and a member of Mt. Olivet Baptist Church.
Kearney is survived by his wife of 66 years, Maggie P. Kearney; a son, Harold D. Kearney and his wife, Pam, of Franklinton; a daughter, Dorothy K. Gupton and her husband, Charles, of Franklinton; a sister, Edith Toler of Franklinton; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Thursday, Feb. 7 at Mt. Olivet Baptist Church with the Rev. Carl Hunter officiating. Burial followed at the church cemetery.
Myrtle Lee Walker Horton, 91
Myrtle Lee Walker Horton, 91, passed away peacefully early Sunday morning, Feb. 10, 2013. Lee was born Oct. 2, 1921 in Wilson County, the daughter of the late Charlie Lee Walker and Minnie Abi Walker.
She was an avid bridge player, earning the rank of life master in 1968 and enjoyed playing poker and Bingo. She loved animals, especially dogs, and taught parakeets to talk.
Lee is survived by her son, Brett Johnson and his wife, Jeanette, of Charlotte; a daughter, Debbie Johnson Dyar and her husband, Jeff, of Wake Forest; three grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter. She was predeceased by her husband, Dr. L. Clifford Horton.
A graveside funeral service was held Wednesday morning, Feb. 13 at Maplewood Cemetery in Wilson.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Wake County, 250 Hospice Circle, Raleigh, NC 27607.
G.H. Harding of Wake Forest died Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013. He was a member of the Wake Forest Church of God and was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in World War II. Harding was the long-time owner and operator of City Barbershop in Wake Forest. Following World War II, he began cutting hair in Youngsville before moving his shop to Wake Forest.
Harding is survived by his daughter, Faythe “Laurie” Newsom of Wake Forest; a grandson; three great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife, Pauline Weaver Harding; a great-grandson; and three brothers.
Funeral services were held Saturday, Feb. 9 at Wake Forest Church of God with the Revs. Philip Lyon and Eugene Powers officiating. Burial was at Wake Forest Cemetery. Pallbearers were Christopher Pettigrew, Gene Horton, Edward Moody, Ray Wall, Daryl Hopkins, Tony Estes and Andy Massey.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Wake Forest Birthplace Society, Royall Cotton Mill Exhibit, P.O. Box 494, Wake Forest, NC 27588-0494; to Derek Prince Legacy Ministries, P.O. Box 19501, Charlotte, NC 28219 or to Church of God Missions, P.O. Box 2430, Cleveland, TN 27320-2430.
Jacqueline Kay Wilk, 77
Jacqueline Kay Wilk, 77, of Raleigh died Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013. Wilk was born Feb. 22, 1935 in Sistersville, W.V., the daughter of the late Geneva Heddleson Sutton and Jack Sutton. She graduated from Sistersville High School in 1954 and was employed by Westat Research Corporation for 31 years.
In her lifetime, Wilk was a sportswriter, worked at the Federal Bureau of Investigation, was a Girl Scout Leader, served as president of her church women’s group and was the current and past president of the residents’ association at Falls River Assisted Living Facility.
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Friday morning, Feb. 8 at St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church.
Wilk is survived by her daughters, Jennifer Garcia and her husband, Adalbert, of Houston, Texas, Cynthia Downing and her husband, Mark, of Wake Forest and Catherine Garrett and her husband, Robert, of Baltimore, Md.; four grandchildren; a great-grandson; a sister-in-law, Linda Wilk, SSJ of Adams, Mass.; a brother-in-law, Ronald Wilk of Shelburne Falls, Mass.; and many friends. She was predeceased by her husband of 56 years, Theodore Frank Wilk.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Sisters of Saint Joseph, 34 Lower Westfield Road, Holyoke, MA 01040.
A. Ray Goldston, 59
Andrew Ray Goldston, 59, of Raleigh, passed away Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013. He was born Dec. 12, 1953, the son of Rachel R. Goldston and the late Flynn W. Goldston of Wake Forest.
A memorial service was held Saturday afternoon, Feb. 9 at Wakeminster Baptist Church with the Rev. Merle Martin officiating.
In addition to his mother, Ray is survived by a son, Christopher Goldston of Raleigh; a half-brother, Flynn Goldston of Beaufort; an aunt, Callie Ray Sauls of Garner; and numerous cousins and extended family.
Eleanor Zincavage Wudarski, 94
Eleanor Zincavage Wudarski, 94, of Franklinton passed away Thursday evening, Feb. 7, 2013 at Somerset Court in Rocky Mount. She was born Feb. 21, 1918 in Luzerne County, Pa., the daughter of the late Joseph Zincavage and Anna Malismosky Zincavage. She was a retired dress maker.
A private burial service was held at Pine Forest Memorial Gardens.
Wudarski is survived by a daughter, Joan Chavanick of Pittston, Pa.; and a grandson, James “Jim” Talaska and his wife, Kathy, of Franklinton. She was predeceased by her first husband, Anthony Doble; second husband, Barney Wudarski; and a grandson, William Talaska.