FRANKLINTON, NC--Alvin Michael "Mike" Morton, 76, of Franklinton, passed away on July 25, 2021. He was born on August 9, 1944 to the late Elmo and Thelma Dickerson Morton. In addition to his parents, Mike was preceded in death by his wife, Brenda Merritt Morton; a son, Michael Todd Morton; and brothers, Thomas Elmo "Tommy" Morton, and Steven Brent Morton.
HOLLISTER, NC -- Funeral services for Charlie E. "Buck" Richardson, age 82, who died on Friday, July 23, 2021, will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, July 29, 2021 from the Richardson Funeral Home Chapel in Louisburg with Rev. Robert Hedgepeth officiating. Burial will follow in the Pine Chapel Memorial Garden Cemetery.
LOUISBURG, NC-- Darrel Glenn Leonard, 86, of Louisburg, died at his home on Friday, July 23, 2021. He was born on August 29, 1934 in the Red Bud community of Franklin County to Joseph Payton Leonard and Betty Gupton Leonard, both deceased. Darrel was also preceded in death by his brother, Douglas Leonard, and sister, Maggie Leonard.
LOUISBURG, NC -- Funeral services for Hermon Lee Crudup, age 92, who died on Monday, July 26, 2021, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 31, 2021 from the Shady Grove Baptist Church in Louisburg with Rev. Thomas Richardson officiating. Burial will follow in the Shady Grove Church Cemetery.
RALEIGH, NC -- Funeral services for Hershal L. McCurn, age 74 who died on Sunday, July 18, 2021, will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, July 26, 2021 from the Bethany Community Church in Wake Forest, NC. Burial will follow in the Town of Wake Forest Cemetery. Rev. Timothy Johnson, officiating.
Lola Belle Parrish was born on August 1,1932 on a small farm near the town of Louisburg in eastern North Carolina. Her parents were Archibald and Mary Alice Hubbard Parrish, who had seven children. Lola's brother, Archie Perry Parrish and her sisters, Virginia Ruffin P. Zuercher and Ida Stuart P. Perdue predeceased her. Surviving are sisters, Alice Faye Hunter of Louisburg and Nancy Jean Long of Sacramento, California and brother, Allan Parrish of Louisburg.
Marlen Eugene "M.E." Burnette, 95, of Louisburg, passed away peacefully on Thursday evening in his home. He was born in Franklin County, son of the late William Busbee Burnette and Fannie Morton Burnette.
Margaret Weathers Brantley, 86 of Wake Forest passed away on Wednesday July 21, 2021. She was born in Wake County the daughter of the late Newton Weathers and Beatrice Weathers Wall. She was preceded in death by her husband; Hurley Brantley, Sr. and a brother; Paul Weathers.
A Memorial and Celebration of Life for Matt (11/9/87 - 8/7/20) will be held Saturday, August 7, 2021 at Lancaster Funeral Home, Louisburg, NC, from 2 p.m. - until.
LOUISBURG, NC -- Ray Edward Beaman, 85, of Louisburg, passed away on Wednesday, July 21, 2021 in Raleigh. He was born September 25, 1935 in Greene County, a son of the late Paul and Mattie (Albritton) Beaman. Along with his parents, he was predeceased by his wife Bettye Beaman in 1995.
BUNN, NC -- Richard Charles Marchese, 63, of Bunn, died Sunday, July 11, 2021. He was born on August 22, 1957 in Queens, New York a son of the late Arthur and Marion Marchese.
FRANKLINTON, NC -- Funeral services for Sherman "Cannon Ball" Cannady, age 63, who died on Friday, July 22, 2021, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 31, 2021 from the Richardson Funeral Home Chapel in Louisburg with Elder Sylvester Cooke officiating. Burial will follow in the Cemetery on the Hill.
HOLLISTER, NC -- Funeral services for Vearna Dean "Jenny" Richardson, age 66, who died on Friday, July 23, 2021, will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 28, 2021 from the St. Gideon Baptist Church in Hollister with Pastor Hieley Richardson officiating. Burial will follow in the St. Gideon Church Cemetery.