Volume 15, Number 49
- Obituaries February 3, 2016
Charles Gerald (Jerry) McLaughlin
Charles Gerald (Jerry) McLaughlin, 76, went from his home in Youngsville, to be with his Lord and Savior on January 31, 2016. He was born in Miami, Florida, to Charles Vincent and Margie Kathleen (Seegers) McLaughlin on March 19, 1939.
Jerry, known to his high school friends in Edenton as “Sharky,” served in the United States Air Force during the Cuban missile crisis after high school. He had several careers, working at times as a credit manager for a finance company and a department store, a bulk mail provider for members of Congress in Washington, a package courier for a national delivery company, and a bank building superintendent. Flying airplanes was a special passion of his, having earned his private pilot’s license while in his 50s, and he ended his working career at a small county airport in Maryland helping pilots land planes and scheduling flying lessons. He and his wife retired to Franklin County, where he became a member of Louisburg United Methodist Church.
Jerry was a gentleman and a gentle man of pleasant demeanor, who loved to tease, had a good sense of humor and a hearty laugh. He prided himself on his home and his garden and loved his neighbors.
But his true legacy is his family, all of whom he dearly loved and who love him. He is survived by his sister, Judi (Clinton) Davis of Titusville, Florida; his wife of 47 years, Linda (Voorhees) McLaughlin; their three daughters, Michelle (Brian) Clopper of Wake Forest, Karen (Don) Wimmer of Wake Forest and Jo’Ann (Chris) Hays of Youngsville; their seven grandchildren, Amy and Ethan Clopper, Ryan, Megan and Evan Wimmer, and Dakota and Kamdyn Hays; through his marriage six sisters-in-law, their husbands, and one brother-in-law; and a ton of nieces and nephews — all of whom were very special to him.
Funeral services were held at 2 o’clock Wednesday afternoon, February 3, 2016, at Louisburg United Methodist Church with the Rev. Mike Saffley and the Rev. Earl Dulaney officiating. Burial was in Pine Forest Memorial Gardens.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Disabled American Veterans, PO Box 14301, Cincinnati, OH 45250-0301, Louisburg United Methodist Church, 402 N. Main St, Louisburg, NC 27549, or a charitable organization of your choice.
A service of Bright Funeral Home and Cremation Center. (919) 556-5811.
Florence Elizabeth Fuhrer
Florence Elizabeth Fuhrer, 89, of Raleigh passed away Friday, January 29, 2016, at Transition Life Care Hospice in Raleigh. She was born in Queens, New York, the daughter of the late Elizabeth Mulvaney Vath and Joseph S. Vath.
Funeral services were held at 2:30 Sunday afternoon, January 31, 2016, in the Chapel of Bright Funeral Home with the Rev. Ricky Mills officiating. Burial was in the Pine Forest Memorial Gardens.
Mrs. Fuhrer is survived by her sons, Ken Fuhrer (JoAnn), Rob Fuhrer (Ellen) and Ed Fuhrer (Angelika); and grandchildren; Rachel Fuhrer, Christian Fuhrer (Candice), Robbie Fuhrer, Jacqueline Fuhrer, Eddie Fuhrer, Dylan Fuhrer, Alexandra Fuhrer and Mackenzie Fuhrer
A service of Bright Funeral Home & Cremation Center. (919-556-5811)
Betty Lou Winters
Betty Lou Allen Winters, 84, of Raleigh died Friday morning, January 29, 2016, at her home. Mrs. Winters was born to the late Jordan Levin and Ruby Allen in Edgecombe County. She relocated to Raleigh in 1936 where she graduated from Millbrook High School. For many years, she was employed in manufacturing. Mrs. Winters was a member of New Hope Baptist Church, where she was very active. In her spare time, she enjoyed gardening.
Mrs. Winters is survived by her husband, Daniel E. Winters of the home; daughter, Kathy Carter of Wilmington; stepson, Daniel E. Winters Jr. of Pendleton, Oregon; step-daughter, Cheryl Ann Winters of Burbank, California; grandchildren, Justin, Kyle, Keila, Colt; numerous great-grandchildren; brother, Jordan L. Allen Jr. of Raleigh; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, Mrs. Winters was preceded in death by her son, L. A. Carter Jr.; sister, Judy Braxton; and her first husband, Lamis A. Carter.
A memorial service was held on Tuesday, February 2, 2016, at 2 p.m. at New Hope Baptist Church with the Rev. Dr. Richard Childress and the Rev. Jack Coffee officiating. Burial was in Beulah Christian Baptist Church Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to New Hope Baptist Church, 4301 Louisburg Road, Raleigh, NC 27604.
A service of Bright Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 405 S. Main Street, Wake Forest, NC 27587. (919) 556-5811.
Constanta Norica Costescu
Constanta Norica Costescu, 81, of Wake Forest died Thursday, January 28, 2016, at Wake Med in Raleigh.
Mrs. Costescu was born and raised in Romania. Her entire career was in education, first as a teacher, then as a principal, and finishing as a superintendent. She was very passionate about education and world history, and loved to read. She was an exquisite teacher that impacted the life of many generations of students that will always remember her. Along with her husband, Horia H. Costecu, she relocated to Wake Forest in 2001 to be closer to her family.
In addition to her husband, Mrs. Costescu is survived by daughters, Lidia Popescu and her husband, Florian, and Ruxandra Davis, all of Wake Forest; grandchildren, Jessica N. Harris and her husband, Daniel, of Chapel Hill, Anna Kimberly Davis, of Oakland, California, Peter Alexander Davis of Cullowhee; step-grandchildren, Gerard Popescu and wife Christina, of New Jersey, Christopher Popescu of Rochester, New York; brother, Horia Badescu and wife, Margareta, of Romania; and her nephew, Razvan Badescu and wife, Ionela, of Romania.
Funeral services were held on Saturday, January 30, 2016 in the Bright Funeral Chapel. Father Daniel Florean officiated. Burial was in Wake Forest Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Camfed USA, 465 California Street, Suite 626, San Francisco, CA 94104, www. Camfed.org/donate.
A service of Bright Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 405 S. Main Street, Wake Forest, NC 919 556-5811.
Nancy Holden Hall
Nancy Holden Hall, 75, of Youngsville passed away Monday evening, January 25, 2016, at Hillside Nursing Center with her loving family by her side.
She was born in Franklin County, the daughter of the late Mary Lillian Pearce Holden and Obie Otis Holden.
A memorial service honoring her life was held at 1 o’clock Friday afternoon, January 29, 2016, at the Oak Level Christian Church with Rev. Gary Williams officiating.
Nancy is survived by her daughter, Mary Lee Conner and her husband, Terry, of Youngsville; grandchildren, Amanda Jean Conner and Grace Lillian Conner of Youngsville; and her former husband, Bo Hall of Louisburg.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Oak Level Christian Church Cemetery Fund, P.O. Box 216 Youngsville, NC 27596.
A service of Bright Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Wake Forest
William Earl Davis, 71, of Wake Forest died Monday, February 1, 2016, at Duke Raleigh Hospital. He was born in Wake County, the son of the late Herman and Zolie Davis, and was a member of New Light Church of God. Earl was retired from Burlington Industries with over 31 years of service.
Funeral services will be held at 12 noon on Thursday, February 4, 2016, in the Chapel of Bright Funeral Home. Burial will follow in the Bailey Family Cemetery located at Hassentree Golf Course.
Earl is survived by his wife of 48 years, Kathy Mangum Davis; daughter, Carolyn Davis Smith and husband, Vernon, of Bunn; and grandchildren, Rebecca, Jacob, Rachel and Benjamin. He was preceded in death by his son, Richard Davis; his brother, Frank Davis; and by his grandson, Sonny.
Friends may visit with the family from 11 to 12 prior to the service on Thursday at Bright Funeral Home & Cremation Center. (919-556-5811)
David Hamilton, 74, of Wake Forest died Sunday, January 31, 2016, at WakeMed.
Funeral services will be held at 2 o’clock Thursday afternoon, February 4, 2016, in the Chapel of Bright Funeral Home. Burial will be in Wake Forest Cemetery.
David is survived by his sister, Altene H. Lloyd and husband, Hubert Junior, of Franklinton, and by his brother, Alexander Hamilton and wife, Diane, of Garner.
Friends may visit with the family from 1 to 2 prior to the service at Bright Funeral Home & Cremation Center. (919-556-5811)