Michael “Kent” Ray, 66, of Louisburg passed away on Sunday, May 13, 2018 at his home. He was born on February 28, 1952 to Pauline “Mammie” Burnette and the late Milton Thurman Ray. Kent was a good hearted person who was retired from carpentry and loved fishing and hunting. Kent is survived by his mother; brothers, Lane Ray and wife Elizabeth, Brian Ray and wife Cathy; sister, Ann Roberts and many nieces and nephews. Services will be private. The family will be at the home of Pauline Burnette.
Randall Craig “Pig” Sherron , 56, of Franklinton, NC, passed away on Thursday, May 10, 2018. He was born January 28, 1962 to the late Colvin and Jeanette Brown Sherron. In addition to his parents Mr. Sherron was preceded in death by a brother, Dennis Sherron; and a step-daughter, Vanessa Bailey. Randall is survived by his wife, Virginia Ashworth Sherron; his son, Jamie Sherron; his sister, Melody Skelton (David); a brother, Wayne Sherron; a step-daughter, Nicole Stultz; and a step-son Thomas Henry Turner. “Pig” loved life, and his career as a truck driver, he frequently went to auctions to find a deal. He was a good friend and enjoyed spending time outdoors. Graveside funeral services will be held on Sunday, May 13, 2018 at 2:00pm at Fairview Cemetery with Pastor Spencer Strickland officiating.
Wilson Perry Clay, 91, of Louisburg passed away on Thursday, May 3, 2018 at his home. He was born on May 23, 1926 to the late William T. and Lillian Swanson Clay. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife of 67 years, Dorothy “Dot” Wrenn Clay; brothers, Lonnie, Bill, his sister, Carolyn and daughter in-law Debbie Clay. After serving our country in the US Navy during WWII he then worked for Wrenn Motor Company and Griffin Motor Company as the service manager until his retirement. Surviving are his sons, Gary W. Clay and his wife, Susan of Bluffton, SC, their children Wil Clay of Bluffton, SC, Molly Windsor and husband, Brock of Kansas City, MO, Wayne T. Clay and Willeen Roy of Chattanooga, TN, and Greenville, NC respectively, his children, Ashley Clay of Chattanooga, TN, Taylor Clay of Green Bay, WI and a great grandchild, Logan; brother-in-law Chester Bunn of Spring Hope, NC and many nieces and nephews. The family is blessed to have had special caregivers, Angela Crews, Donna Davis and Shelton Taylor to whom they are eternally grateful. The family will receive friends Sunday night from 6 to 7:30 pm at Lancaster Funeral and Cremation Services. Funeral services will be held Monday at 3:00 pm at Louisburg United Methodist Church with Reverends Rick Clayton and Anita James-Carnes officiating. Burial will follow in Oakwood Cemetery. Consider contributions to Louisburg United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 667, Louisburg,
Mary R. Walker Aycock, 75, of Louisburg departed this earthly life on Sunday morning, April 29, 2018. She was born in Perry Town, Kentucky on July 16, 1942 to the late Logan and Rhonda Sloan Walker. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by a daughter, Kathy M. Abbott; and siblings, Morgan Walker, Lewis Walker, and John Walker. Mary was a member of Sandy Creek Baptist Church in Louisburg for 31 years. Graveside services will be held Wednesday at 12:00 pm at the Aycock Family Cemetery, Louisburg with Pastor Doug Moore officiating. The family will receive friends immediately following the service. Mary is survived by her husband, Grady “Red” Aycock, her daughter, Patricia A. Crocker; step-daughters, Sandra Armendariz, Bonnie Aycock-Person, and Brenda Aycock-Fuller; 6 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; 5 step-grandchildren; and a step-great-grandchild. Also surviving are sisters, Barbara W. Brewer and Maggie W. Donahoe. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Amedisys Hospice of Franklin County, 3320 US 1 Highway Suite B, Franklinton, NC 27525.
William James Benton, Jr, 66, of Louisburg died April 20, 2018. Bill was born on July 3, 1951 to the late Bill and Mary Elizabeth “Betsey” Barnes Benton of Louisburg, NC. He is survived by his sisters, Beth Beck (Chris) and Mary Lynne Benton and his brother, John Benton. Bill graduated from North Carolina State University. He was a landscape designer for SCANA in Columbia, SC. Bill was lover of sports, an avid nature lover, and he especially loved the North Carolina mountains, as his father had before him. Bill was devoted to his family and friends. A memorial service will be held Saturday at 2:00 pm at Louisburg United Methodist Church with Reverend Anita James-Carnes officiating. Contributions may be made to Louisburg United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 667, Louisburg, NC 27549.