Sylvia Perry, 73, of Zebulon passed away Sunday, March 18, 2018 at UNC Rex Healthcare. Born on March 26, 1944 to the late Sidney and Ruth Johnson Perry. Sylvia retired from security with NC Department of Revenue. She loved all her family and her animals. Graveside services will be held Thursday at 2:00 pm at Bunn Cemetery. She is survived by her husband, Odie B. “O.B.” Perry, Jr.; son, Marty Perry (Julie H.); daughter, Amanda Lewis (Paul) and her granddaughter, Ashton Williams The family will receive friends immediately following the service at the home.
Elizabeth Rebecca “Becky” Dickerson , 73, of Franklinton passed away Wednesday, March 14,2018 at her home. Becky was born on November 15, 1944 to the late Ernest and Betty Collins Wood. Becky was compassionate for other people, she enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, working in her garden, and fishing. Funeral services will be held at noon on Friday, March 16, 2018 at New Beginnings Church of God of Prophecy, 14 Fairlane Ave. , Franklinton, NC with Pastors Roy Stallings and Steve Kirk officiating. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery. The family will receive friends in the church fellowship hall after concluding the burial. Becky is survived by her husband, Thomas Dickerson; her sons and daughter-in-law, John and Theresa Dickerson and Tommy Dickerson; three grandchildren; her sisters, Lora Patterson, Betty Baker, and Velma Wilson; and brothers, Joe Wood and E D Wood.
Madine Lamberton Johnson, 97, of Youngsville passed away on Sunday, March 4, 2018 at Louisburg Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Born on February 4, 1921 in Marshfield, VT to the late Roy and Lila Brown Lamberton. In addition to her parents, Madine was preceded in death by her husband, Clayton. Madine worked for many years as a clerk in the Marshfield Post Office; she then worked for the Noel Johnson Insurance Agency. Madine and Clayton served as forest rangers in Groton State Forest before retiring in 1980 and moving to North Carolina. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Donna and Robbie Hood of Youngsville, NC as well as several nieces and nephews. Services for Madine will be private.
Roy Newcomb Abbott, 85, of Louisburg departed this earthly life on Monday, February 26, 2018 at Louisburg Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Born on August 24, 1932 to the late Eugene and Betty Gooch Abbott. Roy was a hard worker and he enjoyed the outdoors, hunting, riding his lawn mower and golf cart. Graveside services will be held Friday at 4:00 pm Trinity United Methodist Church Cemetery with Rev. Mike Safley officiating. Roy is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Donna and Phil Driver; grandchildren, Lindsay D. Rodriguez (Luis), Kendall Beck (Jon), Whitney Gill (Kevin) and Loganne Driver; great grandchildren, Kaleb Beck, Olivia and Zachary Rodriguez; brother, Tom Abbott and sister, Shelvia Harris. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Trinity United Methodist Church, 4272 US Hwy 401 N., Louisburg, NC 27549.
Pauline Weaver Cheaves, 90, of Louisburg passed away on Sunday, February 25, 2018 after a period of declining health. Born on May 11, 1927 to the late Joe M. and Mattie B. Roberts Weaver. She farmed with her husband and later worked and retired from Sun Terrace. As long as her health allowed, she was a faithful, active member of Rock Spring Baptist Church. She was a dutiful and loving wife to J.P. Cheaves who has been waiting in heaven for her since 1981. Along with her parents, she was predeceased by her sister, Mary Jane Sherian and her brothers, James Patrick Weaver and Joe M. Weaver, Jr. She is survived by her brother, Thomas Weaver (Patricia), sisters-in-law, Mayola Weaver and Polly Cheaves and many special nieces and nephews and great nieces and great nephews and several dedicated cousins. The family will receive friends Wednesday at 11:00 am at Rock Spring Baptist Church, 34 Rock Spring Church Road, Louisburg, NC 27549 where funeral services will follow at 12:00 pm with Reverend Melton Tyson and Pastor Roy Weaver officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family would like to give special thanks for the loving care received at The Manor of Louisburg and Community Hospice of Henderson.