FRANKLINTON - Lt. Colonel Devero Martin, U.S. Army-retired, died Sunday, June 23, 2013 in his Franklinton home at the age of 84. Lt. Col. Martin was born and raised in a small community in western NC known as the Ogreeta section of Cherokee County, about 14 miles from Murphy, NC. The oldest of seven children, he was born to the late Fred and Elsie Graves Martin. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Dollie Smart, and his brother, Clyde Martin.
LOUISBURG - John Raymond Heidema of Louisburg, NC, passed away June 18, 2013, of complications from a hip fracture. He was born August 22, 1917, in Muskegon, Michigan, and found his way to the warmth of the south at Tyndall Field in Panama City, FL, via the Army Air Corp in 1942.
Mary Turner Bryant of Louisburg, North Carolina, the daughter of the late Annie Nolley Turner and Lloyd Henry Turner, died on Friday, June 14. A memorial service of remembrance was held at Louisburg United Methodist Church at 2:00 on June 16. The family received friends at the church after the services.
FRANKLINTON - Mildred Meakins House, 91, died Sunday morning June 23, 2013.
LOUISBURG – Talmadge C. Greer, 50, died June 20, 2013. He was the son of Patricia Jean Greer and Lewis Murphy Greer of Louisburg, NC. A memorial service will be held June 29, at 3 p.m. at Grace Assembly Church, 2405 Wait Ave.(Hwy 98), Wake Forest.