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...

Wilma Renate Ditchev, 76

Wilma Renate Ditchev, 76, of Wake Forest, passed away peacefully in Raleigh, Friday, March 21, 2014. She was born January 6, 1938, in Wuppertal, Germany. She was a vibrant and loving mother and grandmother who embodied strength and independence. It was her goal to make us laugh...

Elizabeth Anne “Liz” Stegall

Elizabeth Anne Roach “Liz” Stegall, of Wake Forest, died Friday, March 21, 2014, at Duke Hospice Pavilion in Durham after a courageous five-year battle with ovarian cancer. A native of Martinsville, Va., Liz attended public schools in Henry County and Patrick Henry College. She...

Barbara Hannon Hawkins Dietz, 73

Barbara Hannon Hawkins Dietz, 73, of Raleigh, died March 14, 2014, at WakeMed. She was born in Greenville, S.C., the daughter of the late T.J. and Lucile Boniface Hannon. Mrs. Dietz was a realtor with the Dietz Company in Greenville and was a member of Life Church in Wake Forest....

Michael Dennis Neville, 54

Michael Dennis “Pooh Bear” Neville, 54, of Wake Forest, passed away peacefully Tuesday, March 18, 2014, surrounded by his family. Mike was born June 22, 1959, and was a beloved son, brother, father, grandfather, uncle and friend and will be missed by all. He worked for 36 years...

Lula Fogg Gay, 80

Lula Fogg Gay, 80, of Louisburg, died Wednesday, March 12, 2014. She is survived by two daughters, Dionne C. Davis, of Bunn; and Judy A. Lynn, of Euclid, Ohio; two sons, Lawrence Robert Fogg, of Franklinton; and Victor L. Chapman, of Madison, Ohio; along with four grandchildren...

Hal Monroe Smith, 69

Hal Smith, 69, of Wake Forest, loving husband, father and grandfather, died peacefully and unexpectedly Monday, March 10, 2014. Hal was the son of Hal E. Smith and Margaret M. Smith. He was born June 11, 1944, in Greensboro, N.C., and grew up in Hampton, Va. Hal graduated from...