Ronald Jerome Massenburg Sr., 59

Ronald Jerome Massenburg Sr., 59, of Fayetteville, passed away Friday, April 4, 2014. He was born May 31, 1954, and grew up in Wake Forest. He was a member of the 1968 state championship Dubois High School football team. He is survived by his wife, Ethel; son, Ronald Jr.;...

Joseph Walter Travers, 80

Joseph Walter Travers, 80, of Wake Forest, died Tuesday, March 25, 2014. Mr. Travers was born in the Bronx, N.Y., the son of the late Virginia Van Der Hayden Travers and Walter Travers. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and a retired banker. A funeral mass was celebrated March...

Susan Frances Kelly Robinson, 92

Susan Frances Kelly Robinson, 92, of Wake Forest, passed away Friday, March 28, 2014. She was born April 21, 1921 to the late Eddie and Virgie Jones Kelly, of Freeman, Va. She is survived by two daughters, Frances-Bonnie Campbell and husband, Bill, of the home; and Florine...

April Brinley Bower, 45

April Brinley Bower, 45, of Raleigh, passed away Friday, March 21, 2014, at Duke Raleigh Hospital. She was born in Louisville, Ky., the daughter of the late Robert I. Brinley and Mary Elizabeth Risinger Brinley. April was a loving wife and a wonderful friend to all who knew her....

W. Dorsett Finch, 85

William Dorsett Finch, 85, of Youngsville, passed away Friday, March 21, 2014, at home surrounded by his family. He was born in Franklin County, the son of the late George Henry Finch and Nannie Mae Pergerson Finch. Mr. Finch was a veteran of the National Guard and was a former...

Charles Laybon Perry, 58

Charles Laybon Perry, of Wake Forest, passed away at his home Tuesday, March 11, 2014. His parents were the late Novid and Helen Davis Perry. He is survived by one son, Shawn S. Perry; a grandson, Jordan A. Perry, and a sister, Brenda Perry Boucher. At his requests, no further...

Talmage W. Walton, 87

Talmage Wester Walton, 87, of Youngsville, died Sunday, March 16, 2014. He was a son of the late Carlton and Ethyl Stephenson Walton. He was preceded in death by his son, Robert Walton. He was a WWII Army veteran and a retired framing contractor. Talmage is survived by his loving...

Daniel Paul “Dan” Benvie, 59

Daniel Paul “Dan” Benvie, 59, of Wake Forest, died Sunday, March 16, 2014, at his residence. He was born in Hamilton County, Ohio, the son of Patricia Crellin Benvie Ford and the late George Fisk Benvie. Funeral services were held Thursday, March 20, 2014, in the chapel of Bright...

Macon “Bill” Barham, 88

Macon “Bill” Barham, 88, of Youngsville, passed away Thursday, March 20, 2014, at Duke Raleigh Hospital. Mr. Barham was born in Wake County, the son of the late Robert Ivan Barham and Repsie Frazier Barham. He was a retired Seaman First Class with the U.S. Navy, having served in...

Bonnie Lou Harris, 64

Bonnie Lou Harris, 64, of Wake Forest, passed away, Thursday, March 20, 2014, at the William M. Dunlap Center for Caring. She was born in Johnston County, the daughter of the late Joseph Raymond Batten and Mary Etta Grice Batten. Funeral services were held Saturday, March 22,...

Ethel H. Winston, 84

Ethel Hudson Winston, 84, of Wake Forest, died Friday, March 21, 2014. She was born in Youngsville, the daughter of the late Myrtha Davis Hudson and Joe Willie Hudson. A graduate of Campbell and Wake Forest Universities, Mrs. Winston taught for many years at Wake Forest...

Lily Easter Pergerson Ball, 74

Lily Easter Pergerson Ball, 74, of Franklinton, died Sunday, March 23, 2014. A native of Franklin County, she was the daughter of the late Jasper J. and Ida Faulkner Pergerson, and widow of Ernest Jasper Ball. She spent 25 years caring for others as an activity coordinator at...