Kenneth R. Lucas, 50

Kenneth R. Lucas, 50, of Wake Forest, died June 5, 2014, at Novant Healthcare System in Charlotte. He was born October 8, 1963, in Wake County, to Besty Mills Lucas and the late Cleveland Lucas Jr. He is survived by his mother Besty M. Lucas, of the home; sister, Janet Lucas, of...

Charlotte Burt Alston, 80

Charlotte Burt Alston, 80, of Louisburg, died Sunday, June 8, 2014. She is survived by two daughters, Shirley Alston Williams, of Louisburg, and Catherine Simmons, of Durham; three sons, Edward Alston Jr., of the home; Sylvester Lee Alston, of Rocky Mount; and Willie Earl Alston,...

Zona N. Tant, 86

Zona Norris Tant, 86, of Louisburg, died Monday, June 9, 2014, at Louisburg Nursing Center. Mrs. Tant was born Feb. 21, 1928, the daughter of the late Jesse and Essie Grissom Currin. She was preceded in death by her husband, George M. Tant. Mrs. Tant is survived by her sons and...

Joyce M. Wright, 81

Joyce Mustain Wright, 81, of Wake Forest, passed away Sunday, May 25, 2014, at Hillside Nursing Center. She was born in Warren County, the daughter of the late Margie Peoples Mustain and Curtis Mustain, and was retired from Wake Forest Care Center as a nursing assistant. Mrs....

Ralph F. Schmoeger Jr., 89

Ralph Frederick Schmoeger Jr., 89, of Wake Forest, passed away, Sunday, May 25, 2014, at his home. He was born in LaSalle County, Ill., the son of the late Viola Liebhart Schmoeger and Ralph F. Schmoeger Sr. Mr. Schmoeger is a veteran of the U.S. Navy, and was retired from...

Earlene Teasley Merritt, 87

Earlene Teasley Merritt, 87, of Raleigh, died May 27, 2014, in Bladenburg, Md. She was born October 22, 1926, in Raleigh, and was adopted by the late Pompie and Minnie Teasley. She accepted Christ at an early age while attending Corinth United Church of Christ in Youngsville, and...

Karen Diane Schindler, 68

Karen Diane Schindler, 68, of Raleigh, passed away Tuesday, May 27, 2014, at the William M. Dunlap Center for Caring, after a long battle with cancer. Karen was born in Kansas City, Mo., the daughter of the late Charles Peter George Ditsch and Hattie Evelyn Bade Ditsch, and was...

Rawlings L. Denson Sr., 81

Rawlings Leon Denson Sr., 81, of Franklinton, passed away Tuesday, May 27, 2014, at Maria Parham Medical Center. He was born in Lynchburg, Va., the son of the late Otha William Denson and Helen Louise Burnette Denson, and was retired from IBM as a senior scientist after 23 years...

Ruth Pearce Bailey, 71

Ruth Pearce Bailey, 71, died Tuesday, May 27, 2014, at Rex Hospital. She was born in Wake County, the daughter of the late Alva Allen Pearce and James Daniel Pearce, and was a member of Stony Hill Baptist Church. Mrs. Bailey was retired from Carolina Sportswear in Creedmoor....

Raymond Edwin Wasser Jr., 89

Raymond Edwin Wasser Jr., 89, of Wake Forest, passed away Wednesday, May 28, 2014, at the Franklin Manor in Youngsville. He was born in Mercer, Penn., the son of the late Georgine McClure Wasser and Raymond Edwin Wasser Sr., and was a World War II veteran having served in the...

Albert H. Maxwell Jr., 77

Albert Herr (Al) Maxwell, Jr. of Rolesville, died suddenly Thursday, May 29, 2014. He was born February 21, 1937, in Asheville, and was son of the late Albert H. Maxwell Sr. and Nelda Wilson Maxwell. He grew up in Morganton, and attended N.C. State University, receiving a...

Doris E. Ryan, 91

Doris E. Ryan, 91, of Raleigh, died Monday, June 2, 2014. She was born June 7, 1922, to the late Joseph and Louise Zimmer. Graveside services will be held Friday, June 6, at 11 a.m., at Raleigh Memorial Park, with the Rev. Steven Davis officiating. She is survived by her daughter...