Jean Denton Medlin, age 85, passed away Saturday, April 12, 2014. Born in Wake County on March 28, 1929, she was the daughter of the late Simon Allen Denton and Edna Cone Denton. She is also preceded in death by her son Mike Leonard: and daughter-in-law, Debbie Leonard.
Bernice Howard Cooper passed away Wednesday, April 9, 2014. She was born on October 29, 1917, the daughter of the late Ernie and Eunice Howard.
ENFIELD –– Claudia Brinkley, 87, of Enfield, passed away Thursday, April 10, 2014.
NASHVILLE - Funeral services for Eddie C. Biggeon Marsh, 86, who died on Wednesday, April 9, 2014, were observed Sunday, April 13, at Castalia Baptist Church with Rev. Victor Fenner officiating. Burial followed in Oakland Cemetery.
Edna Gay Wood, 98, passed away April 13, 2014. She was born April 11, 1916 in Edgecombe County to the late Luther Albert Gay Sr. and Lizzie Lancaster Gay. She was also preceded in death by her husband Willie (Buster) Wood, brother Luther Albert Gay Jr. and sister Elizabeth Gay Adams.
Juan Jose Vega, Jr. age 18 of Spring Hope passed away Friday, April 11, 2013.
Kenneth Ray Patterson, Sr., 68, passed away Tuesday, April 8, 2014. He was born July 24, 1945 in Nash County to the late Herbert and Virginia Lee Patterson.
Lucille Joyner Bone, 95, of Sandy Cross passed away Sunday, April 13, 2014. She was born in Nash County to the late Bauzy W. Joyner and Mary Lizzie Hendricks. In addition to her parents she was predeceased by her husband Hubert C. Bone; sons William “Billy” Bone, Dale C. Bone; brothers, Howard Joyner, Ambler “Jake” Joyner and Jasper L. Joyner.
ROCKY MOUNT –– Regan Leoni Battle, 6 months, of Rocky Mount, North Carolina, died on Sunday, April 12, 2014.
Shiarlene Jackson, age 77 of Middlesex passed away April 13, 2014.
Stephen Bradley ‘’Brad’’ Joyner, 43, passed away April 9, 2014. He was born November 28, 1970 in Rocky Mount. He was preceded in death by his mother, Connie Neal Moore and grandparents Mr. and Mrs. James Neal and Vertice L. Joyner and Isaac Joyner, Sr.
Steve Ronald Kear, 68, passed away Friday, April 11, 2014. He was born in Knoxville, Tennessee February 19, 1946 to the late Ray O. and Edith Jenkins Kear.
Middlesex –- Thomas Gerald Edwards, age 78, passed away Monday, April 07, 2014.
William Andrew Varnell (“Mr. V.”), 93, passed away Tuesday, April 8, 2014. He was born in Wilson County to Willie and Florence Wadkins Varnell. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his first wife, Louvenia Morgan Varnell, brothers David Benjamin Varnell, Virgil Varnell, James Varnell (all from Rocky Mount area), and Johnnie Varnell (Soap Lake, WA), sister, Alma Exum Alley (Hampton, VA).
Nashville - Ziripha J. Ward, 90, died on Saturday, April 12, 2014.
NASHVILLE - Funeral services for Ziripha J. Ward, 90, who died Saturday, April 12, 2014, will take place at 1 p.m., Friday, April 18 at Union Hill Baptist Church. Burial will follow in Oakland Cemetery with Rev. Thomas McCullers officiating.