Mary Ada Holliman Martin, 92

Mary Ada Holliman Martin, 92, of Wake Forest, died Friday, Aug. 8, 2014, at Rex Hospital in Raleigh. A native of Rockingham County, Mrs. Martin was the wife of the late Wallace C. Martin and the daughter of the late Joseph Holliman and the late Lara Christley Holliman. Mrs....

Harry W. Vanderbach, 75

Harry Walter Vanderbach, 75, of Raleigh, died Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014, at Hillside Nursing Center. Harry was born in Hudson County, N.J., the son of the late Harry Walter Vanderbach and Clara Duhne Vanderbach. He was a member of St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church and retired...

Gordon M. Joyner, 66

Gordon M. “Butch” Joyner, 66, of Wake Forest was called home by our heavenly Father Wednesday, Aug. 13, after a battle with cancer. He will be missed by his family and many friends. A graveside service will take place at a later date.

Faye Mitchell Doby, 78

Faye Mitchell Doby, 78, of Raleigh, died Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014, at WakeMed. She was born in Wake County, the daughter of the late Clarence and Vera Perry Mitchell. Funeral services were held Tuesday, Aug. 19, in the chapel of Bright Funeral Home, with the Rev. Dr. Randy Bridges...

James Aaron Pearson, 73

James Aaron Pearson, 73, of Wake Forest, loving husband, father and grandfather died Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014, at Rex Hospital. He was born in Brunswick County, Va., the son of the late Jessie Moody Pearson and John Henry Pearson. Mr. Pearson was a dedicated employee at Leith,...

Joseph G. Winfree, 76

Joseph G. Winfree, age 76, of Lansing, N.C., died Friday, Aug. 16, 2014. He was a native of Raleigh and the son of the late Gaston M. and Josephine Phillips Winfree. Joseph had served as mayor of Rolesville for 12 years. He is survived by his wife, Rose Winfree, of Lansing;...

Karen E. Boyd, 54

Karen E. Boyd, 54, of Wake Forest, died Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014, at her residence. She was born in Lexington, Ky., the daughter of John Everton and the late Estelle Cruse Everton. She is survived by her husband, Dewayne Boyd; daughter, DeAnna Stojan and husband, James, of...

Lillie Mae Lawrence, 85

Lillie Mae “Lil” Lawrence, 85, of Youngsville, died Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014. She is survived by her daughter, Vickie Lawrence, and son, James Lawrence, both of Youngsville; brother, James Otha Tabron, of Franklinton; and two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Visitation...

Doris Hill Adams

Dr. Doris Hill Adams died Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014. She was born in White Plains, N.Y., and reared in Wake Forest. She was the widow of Charles J. Adams, and retired from the Bibb County Board of Education as adult education director. Survivors include her son, Chador (LaGail)...

Michael Holop Jr., 79

Michael Holop Jr., 79, of Wake Forest, passed away Monday, July 28, 2014, at his home surrounded by his family. He was born in Slovakia to the late Michael Holop Sr. and Elizabeth Scilacgy Holop. Mr. Holop is survived by his wife of 58 years, Lillian Rezas Holop; children,...

Vaughn P. Adams III

Vaughn P. Adams III, of Wake Forest, passed away quietly Aug. 1, 2014. He is survived by his parents, Vaughn Adams Jr. (Polly), of Tempe, Ariz., and Lucy Adams, of Kauai, Hawaii; two brothers, four step-brothers, two sisters, four nieces and three nephews. Private services were...

Floyd Thomas Heath, 68

Floyd Thomas “Tom” Heath, 68, of Raleigh, passed away Monday, Aug. 4, 2014, at Wake Medical Center. He was born in Wilson County, the son of the late Floyd Heath and Dorothy Page Heath. Tom was retired from UPS’ feeder department, with many years of dedicated service and...