LOUISBURG - Born June 26, 1931 in Franklin County, she was the daughter of the late Quinton S. Leonard and Sallie W. Leonard. Betsy was a 1949 graduate of Mills High School. She attended Meredith College and received degrees from Atlantic Christian College (BA) and East Carolina University (MA). She married John C. Pernell in 1950 and they spent the next 61 years living on the Leonard Family Farm until his death in 2013.
LOUISBURG - Betty Perry Horton, 75, of Louisburg, passed away July 18, 2017 at the William M. Dunlap Center for Caring. She was born in Wake County to the late James H. Perry and Euna Morris Perry Newton.
ZEBULON - Betty Upchurch Pollard, 69, went home to be with the Lord Wednesday afternoon at her home.
KNIGHTDALE--Funeral services for Carolyn Burrell Allen, 66, who died Thursday, July 13, 2017, will be held Wednesday, July 19, at 1 p.m. at Faith Missionary Baptist Church in Louisburg, with Pastor K. G. Hall officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
LOUISBURG--Funeral services for Celia Brown Davis, 97, who died Friday, July 14, 2017, will be held Saturday, July 22, at 2 p.m. at Jones Chapel Baptist Church in Louisburg, with the Rev. C. L. Dunston, eulogist. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
YOUNGSVILLE--Daries "Bub" Biggerstaff Jr., 84, died Wednesday July 12, 2017 at Transitions Life Care Hospice in Raleigh. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 15, at Harris Chapel Baptist Church, with the Rev. Dr. Bill Haley officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.
FRANKLINTON--Funeral services for Evelyn Davis Eaton, 68, who died Friday, July 14, 2017, will be held Friday, July 21, at 2 p.m. at Perry's Missionary Baptist Church in Centerville, with the Rev. Randolph Alston officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
LOUISBURG--Helen Joyner Hicks, 95, departed this earthly life, on Wednesday, July 12, 2017 at Louisburg Nursing and Rehabilitation. Born on January 25, 1922 to the late Zollie Thomas and Annie Lamb Joyner.
HOLLISTER--Funeral services for Herbert Richardson Jr., 72, who died Thursday, July 13, 2017, were held Monday, July 17, at Walnut Grove Baptist Church in Warrenton, with the Rev. Eric Evans officiating. Burial followed in the Walnut Grove Church cemetery.
LOUISBURG - Iris Frazier Southerland, 91, of Louisburg, affectionately known to many as "Little Mama" or "Ms. Ike," went peacefully to be with her Lord and Savior on July 13, 2017. Ms. Ike epitomized a true southern lady who was full of grace and humility. She was a model wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, and friend. While she will always be remembered for her kind, gentle, nurturing heart and her outstanding Sunday lunches, her most outstanding attributes were her strong Christian faith and her dedication to her Lord. Ms. Ike was well known for her Biblical knowledge and not only was readily able to quote scripture, she lived her life daily by following God's word.
FRANKLINTON--Jerry N. Stanton, 69, died Monday, July 17, 2017 at his home. A funeral service honoring his life will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 19, in the chapel of Bright Funeral Home, with the Rev. Steve Kirk officiating.
CASTALIA - John Edward Gardner, Sr., 76, of the White Level Community, died Sunday evening at his home.
CREEDMOOR--Marcus Grant Henderson, 90, a longtime resident of Granville County, died Wednesday, July 12, 2017 at Hock Family Pavilion in Durham after a lengthy illness.
SPRING HOPE - Philip Orren Sykes, 90, of the Justice Community, died Wednesday afternoon, July 19, 2017.
LOUISBURG-Thomas "Tommy" B. Reed, 65, of Inez Township, N.C., died at Duke Hospital on July 14, 2017 surrounded by loved ones.