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Letty Pearce Liles

September 23, 1933 - May 29, 2016

Letty Pearce Liles, 82, passed away Sunday, May 29, 2016 surrounded by her loving and caring family. Letty was born in Franklin County to the late Willie Davis Pearce and Lettie Strickland Pearce. She retired as an administrative assistant from the NC Department of Human Resources. For many years Letty was very active in the American Business Women's Association. As long as her health permitted...
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Thomas George White

November 14, 1943 - May 29, 2016

Thomas George "Tom" White, 72, passed away Sunday, May 29, 2016. He was born November 14, 1943 in Midland, PA to the late Clarence Verel White and Kathryn Gallagher White. Tom retired with 30 years as an electro mechanical engineer with Square D. Tom was an elder at Raleigh First Assembly for many years, where his church was a vital part of his life. He was a devoted husband, father, and...
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Pauline Baker Moss

February 2, 1933 - May 26, 2016

Pauline Baker Moss, 83, passed away Thursday, May 26, 2016 at her home in Garner. She was born February 2, 1933 in Wake County to the late Leroy Baker and Andelia Phillips Baker. Pauline retired from the Consumer Loan Department with First Citizens Bank. She was a devoted member of Aversboro Road Baptist Church. Funeral service will be held 7:00 pm, Tuesday, May 31, 2016 at Aversboro Road...
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Kelvin Edward Johns

December 17, 1947 - May 22, 2016

Kelvin Edward Johns, 68, passed away Sunday, May 22, 2016 at Transitions LifeCare. He was born December 17, 1947, in Newton, Kansas to the late Leroy Johns and Eleanor Newton Johns. Kelvin was an educator in Bible Studies at North Raleigh Christian Academy as well as a curriculum writer with Educational Ministries for World Evangelism. A service to celebrate his life will be held 1:00 pm,...
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Frances Douglas Hall

May 22, 2016

Frances Douglas Hall age 97, passed away peacefully at her home on May 22, 2016 surrounded by her loving and devoted family. Mrs. Hall was born in Lee County on October 22, 1918 to the late Ora Cleveland Douglas and Hettie Lee Wilson Douglas. She was a retired hairdresser and Eldercare Provider. Mrs. Hall was devoted in the care of her late husband, Luther Hall and was a wonderful mother,...
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Michael Thomas Jones

May 14, 1965 - May 20, 2016

Our beloved Michael, left this world on Friday, May 20, 2016 surrounded by his family and friends. Michael was born May 14, 1965 in Wake County to Rebecca Clark Peed and Thomas Cleveland Jones. He was a heavy equipment mechanic with Pro-Tech. Michael was a diehard Tarheel fan especially during basketball season. A true born and bred southern man. He liked his NASCAR racing and was a big Dale...
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Paul Kelly Hester

June 11, 1943 - May 18, 2016

Paul Kelly Hester, 72, passed away Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at Wake Med. He was born June11, 1943 in Wake County to the late Paul Abram Hester and Hattie Kelly Hester. He retired from Mallinckrodt. Paul's wish was to be cremated and there will be no service. Surviving: wife, Linda Jones Hester; son, Kelly Hester of Willow Spring; granddaughter, Kendall Hester. In lieu of flowers...
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Joshua "Josh" Alan Strickland

July 31, 1979 - May 17, 2016

Joshua (Josh) Alan Strickland, 36, passed away at his home on Tuesday, May 17, 2016. The son of Sandra Johnson (husband Bruce), and the late James (Jimmy) Strickland and maternal grandparents, the late Mildred and Roy A Perry (Pop), and paternal grandparents the late Norma and James Marshall Strickland. Survived by his wife Lisa Elaine Hoskins Strickland 37, son Jace Alan Strickland 16, and...
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Michael Barrow Israel

May 21, 1953 - May 16, 2016

Michael Barrow Israel, 62, long time resident of Raleigh, passed away Monday, May 16, 2016 at his home. He was born May 21, 1953 in Spartanburg County, SC to the late Harold Haskell Israel and Anne Elizabeth Hadden Israel. A memorial service will be held 7:00 pm, Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at L. Harold Poole Funeral Service Chapel, 944 Old Knight Rd., Knightdale, 27545. The family will receive...
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Hazel Marshall Shepard

June 4, 1925 - May 16, 2016

Hazel Marshall Shepard, passed through this world Monday, May 16, 2016 at age 90. She was laid to rest beside her husband Paul P. Shepard, Jr. at Oakwood Cemetery. She passed away with pleasant memories of a full life. She will be missed by all that she loved. Be happy. Listen to your father who gave you life and do not despise your mother when she is old. Proverbs 23:22 She is survived...
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Barbara Kelley Blalock

May 14, 1947 - May 16, 2016

Barbara Kelley Blalock, 69, passed away Monday, May 16, 2016 at her home in Raleigh. She was born May 14, 1947 in Wake County to the late Dorothy Barrow Kelley and Arlie Denson Kelley, Sr. She was married to the late Perry Jackson Blalock. Barbara was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and will be greatly missed by her family and friends. A graveside service will be held 1:00 pm, Friday, May...
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Kenneth Stallings, Jr.

April 5, 1937 - May 15, 2016

Kenneth Stallings Jr., 79, passed on to his heavenly home May 15.2016 after a lengthy illness. He was born April 5, 1937 in Greensboro, NC and graduated from Broughton High School in Raleigh in 1956. He served in the Air Force from 1957-1961. He was a member of Plymouth Baptist Church in Fuquay-Varina. Surviving family members: Peggy and Gene Reese (sister and brother in law), Larry Reese,...
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Thurston Lewis Lloyd

June 19, 1944 - May 14, 2016

Thurston Lewis Lloyd, 71, passed away peacefully on Saturday, May 14, 2016 surrounded by his loving family. Thurston was born June 19, 1944 in Wake County to the late Joseph Roy Lloyd and Muriel Hagwood Lloyd. He graduated from Knightdale High School in 1963 and honorably served his country in the US Army. Thurston was retired from UPS Feeder Department with 32 years of dedicated service. His...
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Lynne Marie Stevenson

November 20, 1952 - May 11, 2016

Lynne Marie Stevenson, 63, passed away Wednesday, May 11, 2016 after a brief but courageous battle with cancer. She was born November 20, 1952 in Washington, DC to Jean D. Stevenson and the late Sidney W. Stevenson, Jr.. Lynne grew up in Fairfax, VA and moved to North Carolina where she made her home and raised her family. A celebration of her life will be held at her home Saturday, May 21,...
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Tenagne G. Selassie

March 25, 1954 - May 11, 2016

Tenagne G. Selassie, 62, of 1021 Tarford Place, died on Wednesday, May 11, 2016, surrounded by family and friends at her home. Tenagne G. Selassie was born in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on March 25, 1954 to her late father, Colonel Gebreselassie Negede and her late mother, Teshomech Nida. Focused on refugee resettlement and related services, Tenagne tirelessly advocated for those in underserved...
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Frances S. Kidwell Payne

March 25, 1921 - May 3, 2016

Frances S. Kidwell Payne, 95, left her home Tuesday morning, with her lipstick on, and is now at peace in the presence of her beloved Lord, Jesus Christ. She was born March 25, 1921 in Jackson County to the late Robert Nathan Smith and Martha Ellen Higdon Smith. Surviving: son, Dennis Ray Kidwell of Raleigh; daughters: Jan Elise Smith (Tom) of Raleigh, Julia Fran Rouse (Darrell) of Franklin;...
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Larry Russell Goodman

April 22, 1951 - May 1, 2016

Larry Russell Goodman, 65, passed away Sunday, May 1, 2016 after many months of declining health. Larry was born April 22, 1951 in Wake County to the late Murphy Russell Goodman and Annie Dee Adcock Goodman. He graduated in 1969 from Vaiden-Whitley High School and went on to serve his country in the US Army/National Guard. He was a construction building inspector with the Town of Smithfield and...
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Thelma Jones Bridgers

September 12, 1926 - April 27, 2016

Thelma Jones Bridgers, 89, passed away Wednesday, April 27, 2016 at Rex Healthcare. She was born September 12, 1926 in Jones County to the late Robert Tate Jones and Mary Jane Brown Jones. Her and her husband owned and operated Quick Shoppe on Lake Wheeler Road, Raleigh from 1971 to 1998. She was a faithful member of Longview Baptist Church. Thelma was a woman of strong faith who loved her family...
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Ted Preston Baker

September 19, 1937 - April 27, 2016

Ted Preston Baker, 78, passed away Wednesday, April 27, 2016. Ted was born September 19, 1937 in Franklin County to the late Alex Baker and Rebecca Pearce Baker. He graduated from Bunn High School and went on to serve his country in the US Air Force. He retired from sales in lawn and garden equipment with Stihl and Husquavarna. After retirement Ted was an avid golfer and bragged on his hole-in...
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Christopher Paul Wall

March 31, 1982 - April 24, 2016

Christopher Paul Wall (Chris), 34 of Clayton, passed away on April 24, 2016 at home with his wife by his side. He was born March 31, 1982 in Greenville to Jeffrey Ellis Wall and Katherine Avery Wall. He married his college sweetheart Katherine Moseley Hammond on June 3, 2006. Chris was a financial advisor with Edward Jones, serving the Knightdale community for 8 years. He was a member of Hope...
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Cindy Castellanos

April 13, 1986 - April 23, 2016

Cindy tu eras AMOR puro limpio y sin condicion un AMOR con debocion fuerte y eterno como el sol. Eras el reflejo de DIOS en tu corazon eras el AMOR de DIOS expresado atravez de ti. Pusiste alas a tu corazon y volaste a la eternidad para ser libre con JEHOVAH. Cindy Castellanos, 30, passed away on April 23, 2016 at Duke Raleigh Hospital. Cindy was born April 13, 1986 in Brooklyn, New York to...
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Phousavanh "Tommy" Vorachith

April 21, 2016

Phousavanh "Tommy" Vorachith, 42, passed away Thursday, April 21, 2016 after a courageous battle with cancer. Tommy was born in Laos on January 9, 1974 to Danny and Sandy Vorachith. He was service manager with Hanna Imports and was known for his mechanical knowledge. Tommy was a loving son, husband, father and friend. His laugh was contagious, his smile was known and his spirit will live on in...
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Emogene Keith Massey

May 26, 1935 - April 16, 2016

Emogene Keith Massey, 80, of Wake Forest, passed away unexpectedly Saturday, April 16, 2016. She was born May 26, 1935 in Wake County to the late H. B. Keith and Ethelene Edwards Keith. She graduated from Rolesville High School in 1953. On August 23, 1958 she married her high school sweetheart, the late Charles Everette Massey and they enjoyed 57 wonderful years of marriage. Emogene worked for...
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Timothy Lee "Tim" Holmquist

January 3, 1958 - April 13, 2016

Timothy Lee "Tim" Holmquist, 58, passed away Wednesday, April 13, 2016. Tim was born January 3, 1958 in Wake County to Rachel Pope Holmquist Tibbens and the late Carl Holmquist. Tim graduated from Vaiden Whitley High School in 1976. He was a self-employed Truck Driver hauling stone for NBC Contracting. A service to celebrate his life will be held 3:00 pm, Monday, April 18, 2016 at Knightdale...
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Richard Millard Eddins

August 13, 1942 - April 13, 2016

Richard M. Eddins "Pop", 73, went home to be with the Lord, April 13, 2016 surrounded by his loving family. Born August 13, 1942 to the late Andrew Lee and Lena Eddins, Richard graduated from Needham Broughton and honorably served in the US Navy from 1963 to 1965. Richard retired as a fireman after 19 ½ years with the City of Raleigh. He was Raleigh's first Arson Investigator. He was a member of...
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Donald Boyd "Donnie" Bass, Sr.

May 29, 1947 - April 12, 2016

Donald Boyd "Donnie" Bass, Sr., 68, passed away Tuesday, April 12, 2016. He was born May 29, 1947 in Guilford County to the late Dee Bee Bass and Ruth Brown Bass. A memorial service will be held 6:00 pm, Thursday, April 14, 2016 at L. Harold Poole Funeral Service, 944 Old Knight Rd., Knightdale, 27545. The family will receive relatives and friends from 5:00 to 6:00 pm,...
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Wheeler Edward "Ed" Rogerson

February 27, 1945 - April 12, 2016

Wheeler Edward "Ed" Rogerson, 71, passed away Tuesday, April 12, 2016. He was born February 27, 1945 in Martin County to the late James Bryant Rogerson and Alberta Keel Rogerson. Ed retired as a Commodity Grader for the NC Department of Agriculture. A service to celebrate his life will be held 11:00 am, Saturday, April 16, 2016 at L. Harold Poole Funeral Service Chapel. Burial at New...
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Jerry Dale Edwards

September 20, 1944 - April 11, 2016

Jerry Dale Edwards, 71, of Raleigh, North Carolina, went home to be with his heavenly Father, Monday morning, April 11, 2016 surrounded by his family. A celebration of life service will be held at 11:00 am, Friday, April 15, 2016 at Faith Baptist Church, 2728 Marks Creek Rd., Knightdale, NC 27545, where he was a member of twenty-two years. Pastor Mick Bowen will be officiating. A graveside...
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Richard Lee Wiley

October 17, 1942 - April 2, 2016

Richard Lee "Dick" Wiley, 73, passed away Saturday, April 2, 2016 at his home in Cary. Richard was a man of humble beginnings. Early on, he learned that in order to make your mark on this world you needed to work hard, be honest, and encourage others. His stint in the Marine Corps taught him to improvise, adapt, and overcome. Semper Fi! His career in sales taught him that failure is just a...
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Louise Stainback Jones

March 8, 1949 - April 2, 2016

Louise Stainback Jones, 67, passed away, April 2, 2016. She was born March 8, 1949 in Wake County to the late Willis Gordon Stainback and Ollie Burnett Stainback. In honor and celebration of a remarkable mother and woman, a service to celebrate her life will be held at 6:00 pm, Thursday, April 7, 2016 at L. Harold Poole Funeral Service Chapel, 944 Old Knight Road, Knightdale, NC 27545. The...
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Che-Ming Chang

March 23, 1968 - March 31, 2016

Che-Ming Chang, 48, passed away Thursday, March 31, 2016 at his home. He was a solutions architect at Cisco Systems. A service to celebrate his life will be held at 2:30 pm, Saturday, April 9, 2016 at L. Harold Poole Funeral Service Chapel, 944 Old Knight Road, Knightdale, NC 27545.
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Arthur Calvin Spivey

June 28, 1927 - March 31, 2016

Arthur Calvin "AC" Spivey, 88, passed away suddenly at Wake Med on March 31, 2016. AC was born in Wayne County to the late William Arthur Spivey and Lula Whitley Spivey. He honorably served his country in the US Navy. He was married to the late Wilma Massey Spivey. AC sold heavy equipment parts 18 years for Gregory Poole and 23 years with Wilson-Finley companies. AC had friends far and wide, he...
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Nina Horton King

January 27, 1929 - March 29, 2016

Nina Horton King, 87, died on Tuesday, March 29, 2016. She was born in Wake County to Freddie Clinton Horton and Eliza Brannan Horton. She graduated from Wakelon High School in 1948 as Salutatorian of her class. After graduation, she worked one year for Foster Finch and three years in the accounting office of Glenn Lassiter. She retired with thirty years of service with Penn Mutual Life Insurance...
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Curtis Arthur Massey

January 17, 1943 - March 28, 2016

Curtis Arthur Massey, 73, passed away Monday, March 28, 2016. He was born January 17, 1943 in Wake County to the late Curtis Lee Massey and Vivian Thelma McDade Massey. A service to celebrate his life will be held 3:00 pm, Wednesday, March 30, 2016 at L. Harold Poole Funeral Service Chapel, 944 Old Knight Road, Knightdale, 27545. The family will receive relatives and friends immediately...
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Dana Marlow Boleman

March 18, 1955 - March 25, 2016

Dana Marlow Boleman, 61, passed away March 25, 2016 at his home. He was born in Rock Hill, SC to the late Webster Kenneth Boleman and Mary Wincil Boleman. Dana moved to North Carolina in the early 1990's where he built a home and raised his family. He was a hardworking entrepreneur who knew something about everything. A visitation will be held from 5:00 to 7:00 pm, Monday, March 28, 2016...
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Ronald Edward Pearce

October 30, 1943 - March 25, 2016

Ronald Edward Pearce, 72, passed away Friday, March 25, 2016 at Rex Healthcare. He was born October 30, 1943 in Wake County to the late Louico Pearce and Minnie Bell Moody Pearce. A graveside service will be held 2:00 pm, Tuesday, March 29, 2016 at Wake Forest Cemetery, 400 N. White Street, Wake Forest, 27587. The family will receive relatives and friends from 6:00 to 8:00 pm, Monday,...
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Olena Tant Smeltzer

April 20, 1921 - March 22, 2016

Olena Tant Smeltzer, 94, passed away Tuesday, March 22, 2016. She was born April 20, 1921 in Denmark, SC to the late Thomas Tant and Asalee Zorn Tant. She worked as a secretary at NC State University. As long as her health permitted, she was a faithful member of Forest Hills Baptist Church. She is survived by son, Stephen Smeltzer of Knightdale; granddaughters: Mary Smeltzer Edwards of VA,...
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Betty McFarland Brock

May 20, 1943 - March 21, 2016

Betty McFarland Brock, 72, of 2500 Baxley Drive, Raleigh passed away Monday, March 21, 2016 at Wake Med. She was born May 20, 1943 in Wake County to the late Cecil McFarland and Ida Mae Lingerfelt McFarland. A service to celebrate her life will be held at a later date by her family and friends. Surviving: daughter, Paula Perry of Zebulon; sons: Robert Brock, Bobby Jeans both of Raleigh;...
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Hattie Forte Carmichael

July 11, 1937 - March 20, 2016

Hattie Forte Carmichael, 78, passed away Sunday, March 20, 2016. She was born July 11, 1937 in Wake County to the late Adolphus Forte and Mary Gill Forte. A service to celebrate her life will be held 2:00 pm, Saturday, April 16, 2016 at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, 1423 Forest Hills Rd. NW, Wilson, 27896.
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Bruce Basil Hemmingway

August 10, 1959 - March 20, 2016

Bruce Basil Hemmingway, 56, passed away Sunday, March 20, 2016 at Wake Med. He was born August 10, 1959 in San Francisco, Ca to Conrad William Hemmingway and the late Catherine Veronica Kelly Hemmingway. He was the owner and operator of After Six Printing. Bruce married the love of his life Vicki Sheaves Hemmingway on October 20, 1990. He was an avid Harley Davidson Rider and an NC State Fan. He...
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Tony Gay Murray

February 28, 1939 - March 20, 2016

Tony Gay Murray, 77, passed away Sunday, March 20, 2016 at his home surrounded by his family. He was born February 28, 1939 in Wake County to the late Charlie Murray and Rennie Gay Murray. He graduated from Rolesville High School in 1957 and served in the Army National Guard for several years. Tony operated Tony's Gas in Knightdale and retired from Walker Auto Parts. His last profession was...
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Robert Lee Kirk, Sr.

August 28, 1927 - March 20, 2016

Robert Lee Kirk, Sr., 88, passed away Sunday, March 20, 2016 at his home. He was born August 28, 1927 in Wake County to the late A. H. Kirk and Lula Morris Kirk. He was a retired farmer and also worked at Davidson & Jones Construction. He was an avid hunter and enjoyed spending time at the beach sitting in his rocking chair on the porch. Funeral service 11:00 am, Wednesday, March 23, 2016 at...
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Virginia "Ginny" Gutek Strouse

February 19, 1924 - March 18, 2016

Virginia (Ginny) Gutek Strouse, of Cary, age 92, died March 18, 2016, at WakeMed. She was born in Vassar, Michigan, on February 19, 1924. She was the daughter of Feliks and Mary Gutek. Virginia was a veteran of World War II, serving in the Navy for over a year at the end of the war. While in the service she met and married her first husband, LCDR Doran R. Strouse at Jacksonville Naval Air Base...
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Doris Williams Denton

July 8, 1957 - March 18, 2016

Doris Williams Denton, 58, passed away peacefully Friday, March 18, 2016 at her home in Zebulon surrounded by family. She was born July 8, 1957 in Roanoke, Virginia to the late George Richard Williams and Barbara Jean Johnson Williams. A service to celebrate her life will be held at 6:00 pm, Monday, March 21, 2016 at L. Harold Poole Funeral Service Chapel, 944 Old Knight Road,...
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Charles Edward "Peanut" Barham

January 19, 1939 - March 18, 2016

Charles Edward "Peanut" Barham, 77, passed away Friday, March 18, 2016 after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born January 19, 1939 in Wake County to the late Berry B. Barham and Lena Raybon Barham. He was the owner of Barham's Restaurant in Zebulon. Peanut worked for 32 years for Baxley's Restaurant on Hillsborough Street, starting out as a dishwasher, then a cook and then a manager. He...
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Donna Rae Cacciatore Bevelacqua

November 13, 1943 - March 17, 2016

Donna Rae Bevelacqua, 72 of Knightdale, NC and formerly of Endicott, NY passed away on Thursday, March 17, 2016. Donna was born on Nov. 13, 1943 in Endicott, NY to the late Joseph Cacciatore and Rita Cacciatore. She is survived by her husband, Jerome "Jerry" Bevelacqua; sons: Kevin Bevelacqua (Brenda) of Apex, Keith Bevelacqua (Elizabeth) of Clayton; daughter, Denise Bevelacqua Lutterbie ...
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Tillie Mae Blackley Puryear

May 13, 1939 - March 15, 2016

Tillie Mae Blackley Puryear, 76, passed away Tuesday, March 15, 2016 after complications from an automobile accident. Tillie was born in Wake County on May 13, 1939 to the late Julius Samuel Blackley and Lillian Gladys Bunn Blackley. For many years she was the Office Manager for Dr. Hill's Podiatry Office and in recent years, she had retired from Wake Forest-Rolesville High School Cafeteria. ...
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Margie Blackwell Sagendorph

September 4, 1940 - March 14, 2016

Margie Blackwell Sagendorph went peacefully to be with our Lord and Savior at home with her family by her side. She fought a short but courageous battle with liver cancer. She was a gentle and caring woman who loved the Lord and attended Rolesville, Vision and Wake Crossroads churches during her life. A loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend, she will truly be...
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Londal Ray Williams

June 1, 1946 - March 13, 2016

Londal "Ray" Williams, 69, passed away Sunday, March 13, 2016. He was born June 1, 1946 in Columbus County to the late W. K. Williams and Beatrice Meares Williams. Ray was a paving foreman with Lane Contracting for 50 years. Funeral service is 11:00 am, Wednesday, March 16, 2016 at Union Chapel Baptist Church, 2437 Zebulon Road, Zebulon, 27597. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. ...
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James Polito

October 5, 1968 - March 12, 2016

James Polito, 47, passed away Saturday, March 12, 2016. He was born October 5, 1968 in Kingston, NY to Susanne Polito and the late Ernest George Baldinger. He was a Shop Foreman with Newcombe & Co. in Raleigh. Memorial service will be held 10:30 am, Saturday, March 19, 2016 at L. Harold Poole Funeral Service Chapel, 944 Old Knight Rd., Knightdale, 27545. The family will receive relatives and...
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Sylvia Kay Massey

May 2, 1950 - March 11, 2016

Sylvia Kay Massey, 65, passed away Friday, March 11, 2016 at Wake Med. Kay was born May 2, 1950 in Johnston County to the late Rudolph Murphy and Verona Wall Murphy. A memorial service will be held at 12:00 pm, Monday, March 14, 2016 at L. Harold Poole Funeral Service Chapel, 944 Old Knight Road, Knightdale, NC 27545. The family will receive relatives and friends prior to the service from 11...
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Allan Uriel Rodriguez

December 18, 1990 - March 10, 2016

Allan Uriel Rodriguez, 25, passed away suddenly on March 10, 2016. He was born on December 18, 1990 in Long Island, New York to his very devoted father who raised him as a single parent for 17 years, Allan Rodriquez and mother Marlen Jeaneth Bradshaw. Allan was a 2009 Leesville High School graduate. After graduation, he went into business with his father, co-owning Sunshine Cleaning Service...
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Arthur "A.C." Clyde Brannan, Jr.

March 24, 1923 - March 9, 2016

Arthur Clyde "A. C." Brannan Jr., 92, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, March 9, 2016 at the home of his daughter. He was born March 24, 1923 in Wilson County to the late Arthur Clyde Brannan and Flossie Alice Askew Brannan. For many years he owned and operated Ace TV and Radio and was one of the first dealers of microwave ovens. He married the love of his life, Elizabeth Smith Brannan, who...
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Robbie Maria Morgan Andrews

March 24, 1962 - March 8, 2016

Robbie Maria Morgan Andrews, 53, passed away Tuesday, March 8, 2016. She was born March 24, 1962 in New Bern, NC to Bobby Earl Morgan and Vicky King Wall. She spent her life specializing in computer electronics. She was a dedicated and loving mother, daughter, sister and friend to many. She spent the last years of her life caring for her grandchildren, family and friends. Her memories will be...
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Donald Eugene Yates

November 2, 1936 - March 8, 2016

Donald Eugene Yates, 79, passed away Tuesday, March 8, 2016. He was born November 2, 1936 in South Solon, OH to the late Dewey E. Yates and Martina Smittle Yates. Don honorably served his country in the US Navy from 1955-1959. Some of his fondest memories were of his time serving on an aircraft carrier. A service to celebrate his life will be held at 4:00 pm, Thursday, March 10, 2016 at L....
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James David Strother

May 20, 1960 - March 7, 2016

James David Strother, 55, passed away Monday, March 7, 2016. He was born May 20, 1960 in Alexandria, VA to James Laverne Strother and the late Shelby Jean Raynor Strother. David graduated from East Wake High School in 1978 and went on to receive a two year Forestry Degree from Montgomery Community College. He worked as the Quality Supervisor at Carolina Inspection Services, Inc. A...
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Catherine Meeks Massey

January 29, 1944 - March 7, 2016

Catherine Meeks Massey, 72, passed away Monday, March 7, 2016. She was born January 29, 1944 in Florida to the late James Randal Meeks and Frances Gardner Meeks. Funeral service will be held 1:00 pm, Thursday, March 10, 2016 at Vision Baptist Church, 7633 Buffaloe Road, Raleigh, 27616. Burial will follow at Greenlawn Memorial Gardens, 1621 Broad Street, Fuquay Varina. The family will...
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Jerome John "Jerry" Newbauer, Jr.

March 20, 1939 - March 7, 2016

Jerome John "Jerry" Newbauer, Jr. 76, passed away Monday, March 7, 2016. He was born March 20, 1939 in Milwaukee, WI to the late Jerome John Newbauer, Sr. and Leona Bondar Barlow. Jerry served his country in the US Marine Corps. He married Marlene Klein Newbauer on April 7, 1962. He retired with 37 + years as Safety, Health and Environmental Manager with Square D. He moved his family to Wendell...
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Dennis A. Durocher

April 7, 1962 - March 4, 2016

Dennis A. Durocher, 53, passed away, Friday, March 4, 2016. He was born April 7, 1962 in New Hampshire to Susanne Mary Mealey Durocher and the late Raymond Roland Durocher. He graduated from Manchester Central High School in 1980. Dennis went on to serve his country in the US Army. He earned a Bachelor Degree in Accounting at the University of Denver. A service to celebrate his life will be...
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Clifton Dean Moss, Jr.

November 2, 1932 - March 4, 2016

Clifton Dean Moss, Jr., 83, passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by his loving and caring family on Friday, March 4, 2016. He was born on November 2, 1932 to the late Clifton Dean Moss, Sr. and Grace Brawley Moss. Clifton was raised in Enfield NC. He served his country in the US Navy and later volunteered with the US Coast Guard Aux. He retired with the NC State Government where he...
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Pleman Robert "Bob" Johnston, Jr.

August 12, 1923 - March 1, 2016

Pleman Robert Johnston, Jr. passed the morning of March 1st of this year, 2016 at the age of 92. Bob, as he was called by most, was a Purple Heart recipient of World War II. After retirement Bob enjoyed many years walking on the beach and playing golf in Emerald Isle, NC. He returned to Raleigh in 2007 to be with his daughter and son. He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Martha Johnston;...
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Robert A. Stanley

December 25, 1941 - February 29, 2016

Robert, to his family and friends in Raleigh and "Bob" to his friends at the beach, passed away Monday, February 29, 2016 at his home in Cedar Point surrounded by his loving and caring family. Robert was born in Johnston County on December 25, 1941 to the late Robert A. Stanley and Mae Chapman Stanley. He married the love of his life, Joyce May Stanley on December 1, 1983. Robert retired in 1995...
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Dianne Fowler Bagwell

October 26, 1960 - February 28, 2016

Dianne Fowler Bagwell, 55, of Knightdale passed away on Sunday, February 28, 2016. She was born in Wake County on October 26, 1960 to the late Sam M. Fowler and Etheleen Waters Fowler. Dianne is predeceased by her husband Calvin ("CB") Bagwell. She is survived by her son, Christopher Scott Fowler (Lauryn) of Garner; sister, Rena Howell of Chapel Hill; brother, Sam Fowler (Vickie) of Selma;...
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Gurttie Turnage Grice

February 5, 1921 - February 28, 2016

Gurttie Turnage Grice, 95, passed away Saturday, February 27, 2016 after many months of declining health. Gurttie was born in Johnston County on February 5, 1921 to the late Will Turnage and Flonnie Johnson Turnage. She was preceded in death by her husband, Wilbert Juel Grice on October 26, 2002. A service to celebrate her life will be held at 7:00 pm, Wednesday, March 2, 2016 at L. Harold...
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Brian Edwin Keith

August 28, 1963 - February 26, 2016

Brian Edwin Keith, 52, of 4405 Jonesbay Lane, passed away peacefully early Friday, February 26, 2016. Brian was born August 28, 1963 in Wake County to the late Rufus Edwin Keith and Jenny Sue Jones Keith. He graduated from Enloe High School and received a Political Science Degree from UNC Chapel Hill in 1986. Brian was a devout Tar Heel fan through and through. Brian worked many years as an Air...
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Bessie Marie Whitley Perry

November 12, 1933 - February 22, 2016

Bessie Marie Whitley Perry, 82, passed away Monday, February 22, 2016. She was born November 12, 1933 in Nash County to the late Bennie Clifton Whitley and Anna Edwards Whitley. She graduated from Spring Hope High School where she exceled in math. Bessie retired from the Stock Transfer Division with First Citizens Bank. After retirement, she enjoyed her time with family and friends. Funeral...
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Jewel Richardson Massey

March 9, 1930 - February 22, 2016

Jewel Richardson Massey, 85, passed away, Monday, February 22, 2016. She was born March 9, 1930 in Wendell to the late Sidney Sion Richardson and Neppie Styles Richardson. Jewel married the love of her life, David Frederick Massey, Sr. on November 11, 1948. She was a retired Supervisor with the NC Dept. of Revenue with 30 + years of service. As long as her health permitted, she and her family...
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Estelle Williamson Guernsey

November 23, 1955 - February 20, 2016

Estelle Guernsey, 60, passed away Saturday, February 20, 2016. She was born November 23, 1955 in Arlington, VA to the late James Williamson and Nora King Williamson. Memorial service will be held 2:00 pm, Saturday, February 27, 2016 at Wake Forest Baptist Church, 107 E South Ave, Wake Forest, NC 27587. A time of fellowship will follow until 4:00 pm. Surviving: son, James R. Guernsey of...
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Nellie Joyner Clemmer

February 19, 2016

Nellie Joyner Clemmer, 81, of Raleigh /Emerald Isle, passed away peacefully alongside her family on Friday, February 19, 2016. Her visitation celebration will be held at L. Harold Poole Funeral Service 944 Old Knight Rd., Knightdale, 27545 from 1:30pm – 3:30pm, Saturday, February 27, 2016. It was Nellie's request that everyone dress casually for the visitation. Nellie was born and...
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Mary Flowers Douglas

June 21, 1932 - February 18, 2016

Mary reunited with her husband Ollie Ray as she met her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ Thursday morning, surrounded by family in her Garner home. Born a rose as one of many Flowers in the garden parents Captain and Patience planted (now leaving only brothers Charles and Dan (Doris)), she demonstrated kindness and caring throughout her long life. While lacking in formal education as were so many of...
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Martha Marie Ison

January 5, 1936 - February 17, 2016

Martha Marie Ison, 80, passed away Wednesday, February 17, 2016. She was born January 5, 1936 in Isonville, KY to the late Bene Ison and Lorene Oliver Ison. Memorial service 11:00 am, Saturday, February 20, 2016 at L. Harold Poole Funeral Service Chapel, 944 Old Knight Rd., Knightdale, 27545. The family will receive relatives and friends immediately following the service at the funeral...
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Howard Milton Reis

March 13, 1933 - February 16, 2016

Howard Milton Reis, 82, passed away Tuesday, February 16, 2016. He was born March 13, 1933 in Bristol, PA to the late John Amos Reis and Agnes Reynolds Abrams Reis. Howard retired after 35 years of service with Bellsouth Telephone Company. He was a faithful member of Faith Baptist Church. Memorial service will be at 2:00 pm, Monday, February 22, 2016 at Faith Baptist Church, 2728 Marks Creek...
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Lonnie Ruffin Smith

June 30, 1931 - February 15, 2016

CSM Lonnie Ruffin Smith, retired age 84, passed away peacefully Monday, February 15, 2016 at his home surrounded by his family. Lonnie was born June 30, 1931 in Franklin County to the late Lonnie Hillard Smith and Lillie Irene Mitchell Smith. On October 2, 1954 he married Katrina Alford Smith. He served his country in the US Army and retired as a Sgt. Major with 21 years, 4 months and 5 days. He...
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Jerry Emory Faison

November 2, 1954 - February 15, 2016

Jerry Emory Faison, 61, passed away Monday, February 15, 2016. She was born November 2, 1954 in Wake County to the late Walter Howard Emory and Doris Maxine Collins Emory. She worked with K-Mart as a supervisor for many years. Funeral service: 2:00 pm, Thursday, February 18, 2016 at L. Harold Poole Funeral Service Chapel. Burial will follow at New Knightdale Baptist Church...
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Rosemond Hawley Brantley

August 17, 1938 - February 14, 2016

Rosemond Hawley Brantley, 77, passed away Sunday, February 14, 2016 at her home in Zebulon. She was born in August 17, 1938 in Wilson County to the late William Elmer Hawley and Francis Hinnant Hawley. Funeral service 11:00 am, Thursday, February 18, 2016 at L. Harold Poole Funeral Service Chapel, 944 Old Knight Rd., Knightdale, 27545. Burial will follow at Gethsemane Memorial Gardens. The...
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Shirley Ann Lamm Barden

August 27, 1939 - February 14, 2016

Shirley Ann Lamm Barden, 76, passed away peacefully, Sunday, February 14, 2016 at her home. She was born August 27, 1939 in Wilson County. Shirley retired from NC State Government Personnel with 30 years of service. After retirement she spent much of her time painting. She was a wonderful artist and gifted photographer. Graveside service, 2:00 pm, Wednesday, February 17, 2016 at Wake Cross...
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Peggy Mitchell Williamson

July 19, 1933 - February 14, 2016

Peggy Mitchell Williamson, 82, passed away Sunday, February 14, 2016 at Wake Med. She was born July 19, 1933 in Wake County to the late Rudolph Wayne Mitchell, Sr. and Lillian Lloyd Mitchell. Peggy was a graduate of Wendell High School in 1954. She worked as a quality inspector at Glaxo for 15 years. As long as her health permitted, she was a member of Corinth Baptist Church. Peggy was faithful...
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Ilah Wray Pou

September 11, 1923 - February 10, 2016

Ilah Wray Pou, 92, passed away Wednesday, February 10, 2016 at her home. She was born September 11, 1923 in Nash County to the late Lawrence Edward Wray and Maude Martin Wray. Memorial service 2:00, Friday, February 19, 2016 at Macedonia Baptist Church, 4004 Louisbury Rd., Wake Forest, NC 27587. Surviving: daughters: Sharon Yvette Herman, Hazel Mechall Pou-Montgomery both of Raleigh; son,...
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William Anthony Bill Kalaf

July 11, 1966 - February 9, 2016

William Anthony "Bill" Kalaf, 49, passed away Tuesday, February 9, 2016 at his home. He was born July 11, 1966 in Mineola, NY to the late William A. Kalaf and Sandy Burke Kalaf. Funeral service 11:00 am, Saturday, February 13, 2016 at L. Harold Poole Funeral Service Chapel, 944 Old Knight Rd., Knightdale, 27545. Burial will follow at Raleigh Memorial Park. The family will receive relatives...
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Harold Douglas Brannan

July 22, 1941 - February 5, 2016

Harold Douglas Brannan, 74, passed away Friday, February 5, 2016. He was born July 22, 1941 in Wake County to the late James Neuman and Thelma Jackson Brannan. Harold graduated from Wakelon High School in 1959 and went on to serve his country in the US Army. He retired as a Master Machinist with Westinghouse and was also a retired farmer. Graveside service 11:00 am, Monday, February...
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Linda Lee Rollison Brumfield

April 17, 1941 - February 4, 2016

Linda Lee Rollison Brumfield, 74, passed away Thursday, February 4, 2016 at Wake Med. She was born April 17, 1941 in Altavista, VA to the Ruby Marie Childress Rollison and the late Joseph Eli "Buck" Rollison. She retired as an Administrative Assistant with Cigna Insurance Co. A service to celebrate her life will be held 3:00 pm, Saturday, February 6, 2016 at L. Harold Poole Funeral Service...
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Emma Joan Knott Williams

June 15, 1931 - February 1, 2016

Emma Joan Knott Williams, 84 passed away after months of declining health on Monday, February 1, 2016. Joan was born in Wake County on June 15, 1931 to the late David Graham Knott and Myrtle Clark Knott. She graduated from Knightdale High School and married the love of her life on October 3, 1953, Herman Coy Williams, who preceded her in death on June 8, 2015. Funeral Service, 11:00 am,...
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Louise "Lou" Finch

December 21, 1930 - January 30, 2016

Louise "Lou" Finch, 85, passed away on Saturday, January 30, 2016. Lou was born on December 21, 1930 to the late Mildred Hayes Thompson and Lincoln Thompson. She retired after 28 years as a bank teller with North Carolina National Bank. Surviving: son, Talmon Angus "Butch" Finch, Jr. (Wendy); grandson, Kristopher Sean Finch (Jen Vieceli); sisters: Rosa Lee Medlin and Ruby Gullie; brother,...
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Hubert Alvin Watkins, Sr.

December 20, 1924 - January 29, 2016

Hubert Alvin Watkins, Sr., 91, of 4205 Louisbury Road, passed away at his home on Friday, January 29, 2016. Hubert was born in Raleigh on December 20, 1924 to the late Lorenzo Newsome Watkins and Luetta Bailey Watkins. He retired from the NCDOT in the highway testing department. Hubert was a lifelong member of Wake Cross Roads Baptist Church. Funeral service: 2:00 pm, Sunday, January 31, 2016...
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Japlyne Gray "Jackie" Stallings

December 20, 1926 - January 28, 2016

Japlyne Gray "Jackie" Stallings, 89, of the Pilot Community, passed away peacefully on January 28, 2016. She was born in Franklin County to the late William M. Stallings and Hattie Williams Stallings. She was a graduate of Bunn High School and Louisburg College where she excelled at sports. Upon graduation she played professional baseball for a short time then moved to Richmond, Virginia where...
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Ollie Carter Carmichael

September 5, 1935 - January 26, 2016

Ollie Rita Carter Carmichael was born on September 5, 1935 to the late Julius Carter and Ophelia Carter in New York. She was the third eldest of eight children born to these parents. Ollie, affectionately known as "Retha", "Aunt Retha", or "Ms. Carmichael" to most, attended New York City Schools and later embarked on a career in the nursing field. She served for many years at Creedmoor...
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Lorenzo Jackson "Jack" Allen

March 14, 1931 - January 25, 2016

Lorenzo Jackson "Jack" Allen, 84, passed away at Outer Banks Hospital in Nags Head, NC on January 25th, 2016 after a very brief illness. Jack resided at the Spring Arbor assisted living facility in Kill Devil Hills, NC since October of 2012. Jack was predeceased by parents: Lafayette David Allen and Mamie Meadows Allen; his wife, Melba Jean Joyner Allen; brothers: Carlyle E. Allen, L. D....
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Jerry Lee Davis

January 25, 2016

Jerry Lee Davis, 80, passed away after months declining health. He was born in Wake County. A memorial service to celebrate his life will be held at 7:00 pm, Wednesday, February 3, 2016 at L. Harold Poole Funeral Service Chapel, 944 Old Knight Road, Knightdale, NC 27545. The family will receive relatives and friends immediately following the service. He is survived by his sons: Tony Davis...
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Henry Robert "Bob" Warren, Jr.

October 1, 1919 - January 25, 2016

Reverend Henry Robert "Bob" Warren, Jr., 96, passed away Monday, January 25, 2016. He was born in Cumberland County on October 1, 1919. Bob honorably served his country in the United States Army and Navy, and received his Doctorate of Divinity. Bob was a retired United Methodist Minister serving at churches in Parkton, Lumberton, Norlina, Laurel Hill, Roanoke Rapids, and Knightdale. A...
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Georgelene Welborn Tart

August 14, 1944 - January 25, 2016

Georgelene Welborn Tart, 71, passed away Monday, January 25, 2016. She was born August 14, 1944 in Philadelphia, PA to the late George Welborn and Susan Hoel Welborn. Georgelene was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother, who will be dearly missed. Funeral service 2:00 pm, Friday, January 29, 2015 at L. Harold Poole Funeral Service Chapel, 944 Old Knight Road, Knightdale, 27545. Burial will...
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Phyllis Finch Williamson

June 21, 1929 - January 22, 2016

Phyllis Finch Williamson, 86, passed away on Friday January 22, 2016 at her home. Mrs. Williamson was a native of Nash County and long time resident of Raleigh. Born on June 21, 1929 she was the second eldest daughter of the late Wayne Braxton Finch Sr. and Kate High Finch of Bailey. She attended Hardbargers Business College and after graduation she remained in Raleigh except for a two or...
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John Robert Ardis

May 15, 1942 - January 20, 2016

John Robert Ardis, 73, passed away Wednesday, January 20, 2016 at Duke Raleigh Hospital. He was born May 15, 1942 in Horry County, SC to the late Robert B. Ardis and Zellie Martin Ardis. For many years he was a refractory brick mason working for 40 + years with C. E. Thurston and also Emlex Corp. John served his country in the US Army. Funeral service will be held 2:00 pm, Tuesday, January 26...
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Leola Beatrice Poole Gay

September 21, 1940 - January 20, 2016

Leola Beatrice Poole Gay, 75, passed away Wednesday, January 20, 2016. She was born September 21, 1940 in Wake County to the late Horace McGee Poole and Syrama Beatrice Jones Poole. Leola was retired from Wake County School System as a Cafeteria Manager. She was a member of Wake Cross Roads Baptist Church. A service to celebrate her life will be held 4:00 pm, Monday, January 25, 2016 at L....
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Donna Lee Capps Holman

November 4, 1946 - January 20, 2016

Donna Lee Capps Holman, 69, passed away, Wednesday, January 20, 2016 at Transitions LifeCare. She was born November 4, 1946 in Alexandria, VA to the late Joseph Capps and Elvira Spencer Capps. Surviving: husband, Joseph Allen Holman; sons: Robert Yanka of MD, Michael Smith of SC; five grandchildren. Condolences to the family may be sent to poolefuneral.com under Obituaries.
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June Singletary, Jr.

October 3, 1935 - January 19, 2016

June Singletary Jr. from Raleigh, NC passed away peacefully, surrounded by wife and sons on Tuesday evening. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Elizabeth Gray Singletary, his son Jon Singletary and wife Brooke of Raleigh, his son Neal Singletary and wife Ekaterina of Midlothian, VA, his three grandchildren Theo and Chris Singletary and Dawn Singletary, his sister Hattie S. Byrum of...
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June Cooper Turnipseed

January 14, 2016

June Cooper Turnipseed, 82, passed away Thursday, January 14, 2016. June was born in Wake County to the late Henry Clay Cooper and Mattie Lea Cooper. June graduated from Knightdale High School and received a Business Degree from Kings College. She worked for over 20 years with Winn Dixie. Funeral service 2:00 pm, Saturday, January 16, 2016 at L. Harold Poole Funeral Service Chapel, 944 Old...
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Percell Eason

November 26, 1941 - January 12, 2016

Percell Eason, 74 , of 3735 Tarheel Club Road, Raleigh, 27604, passed away peacefully Tuesday, January 12, 2016 surrounded by his family at his home. Percell was born November 26, 1941 in Johnston County to the late Edward Alton Eason and Cleo Grice Eason. He was a retired heavy duty diesel tech. Funeral service 2:00 pm, Sunday, January 17, 2016 at L. Harold Poole Funeral Service Chapel, 944...
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Brenda Sue Grice

March 22, 1954 - January 12, 2016

Brenda Sue Grice, 61, passed away Tuesday, January 12, 2016 at Wilson Medical Center. She was born March 22, 1954 in Wake County to the late Vernon Grice and Hettie Parrish Grice. She was a retired seamstress with Mortex in Wendell. Graveside service 2:00 pm, Saturday, January 16, 2016 at Parrish Memorial Church Cemetery, 606 Parrish Memorial Road, Selma, NC 27576. Surviving: sister,...
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Daniel Ervin Whitley

January 22, 1937 - January 11, 2016

Daniel Ervin Whitley, 78, passed away Monday, January 11, 2016 at Wake Med. He was born January 22, 1937 in Wake County to the late Owen Ruffin Whitley and Lessie Wall Whitley. He graduated from Knightdale High School in 1955. Ervin honorably served his country in the US Air Force. He was the owner of Ervin Whitley Grading and Hauling Contracting Company. Graveside service 11:00 am, January...
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John Frederick Notch

May 31, 1950 - January 7, 2016

John Frederick Notch, 65, passed away Thursday, January 7, 2016 at Transitions LifeCare surrounded by his loving and caring family. He was born May 31, 1950 in Oak Hill, WV to Ruby Harris Notch and the late Joseph Notch. For many years he was a Raleigh police officer and was also involved in real estate. A service to celebrate his life will be held at 6:00 pm, Monday, January 11, 2016 at...
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