Jerril Lynn Macht, 59

Jerril Lynn “Jere” Macht, 59, of Wake Forest, passed away Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014, at Duke University Medical Center. She was born in Des Moines, Iowa, on Dec. 20, 1954, to Harold and Norma Fessler, and had two older, protective brothers, Ron and Bob. Jere followed in her mother’s...

Brenda Sue Joyner Smith, 67

Brenda Sue Joyner Smith, 67, of Louisburg, died Monday, Sept. 22, 2014, at her home. Born Nov. 13, 1946, to the late Wayne J. and Vasti Bailey Joyner, she was a caring wife, mother, grandmother and friend to many. She loved life, her friends and family very much, and she lived...

Jessie W. Beddingfield, 32

Jessie W. Beddingfield, 32, of Graham, N.C., died Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014. A native of Wake County, he was the son of Kenneth Beddingfield and Faye Davis Beddingfield, both deceased, and the husband of Jennifer Beddingfield. He was employed with DaVita Dialysis Center, Durham...

Arnold Elmer Slee Jr., 67

Arnold Elmer Slee Jr., 67, of Wake Forest, died Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014, at his residence. He was born in Dayton, Pa., the son of the late Velma Hartman Slee and Arnold Elmer Slee Sr. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and served in Vietnam. Funeral services were held Thursday,...

Eric Ray Eitel, 34

Eric Ray Eitel, 34, of Franklinton, died Sept. 24, 2014, due to complications from a long struggle with diabetes. He was born Dec. 17, 1979, in Afton, N.Y., and lived in various places in North Carolina and Florida. He was a member of G3 (Give God Glory) in Wilton. He was...

Teresa Ann Wood Werkheiser, 43

Teresa Ann Wood Werkheiser, 43, of Louisburg, died Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014, at Transitions Life Center in Raleigh. She was born in Wake County, the daughter of the late James C. Wood Sr. and Alice Faye Height Wood. A memorial service honoring her life will be held at a later...

Linda M. Griffin, 70

Linda Marie Griffin, 70, of Louisburg, formerly of Wake Forest, died Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014. She was born in Robeson County, the daughter of the late Alice Miller Griffin and James Dewey Griffin. Funeral services were held Wednesday, Oct. 1, at Landmark Baptist Church. Burial...

Lula Wiggins, 99

Sunrise — June 6, 1915 Sunset — Sept. 28, 2014 Funeral services for Mrs. Lula Wiggins, 99, of Youngsville, will be held Friday, Oct. 3, at Woodland Chapel Baptist Church, 13500 Camp Kanata Road, Wake Forest.

Larry Bryant Aiken, 62

Larry Bryant Aiken, 62, of Raleigh, went to be with the Lord after a courageous battle against cancer Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014, at Rex Hospital. Larry was born in Wake County Dec. 7, 1951, the son of the late Frank “Ad” Aiken and Lida Jones Aiken. A memorial service will be held at...

M. Oscar O’Neal, 83

M. Oscar O’Neal, 83, of Wake Forest, died Monday, Sept. 29, 2014, at his home. He was born in Franklin County, the son of the late Robert Connie O’Neal and Nesby Davis O’Neal. Funeral services were held Wednesday, Oct. 1, in the chapel of Bright Funeral Home. Burial was in the...

Beth Dickerson, 87

Elizabeth Beasley “Beth” Dickerson, 87, of Wake Forest, passed away Monday, Sept. 29, 2014, at her home. She was the daughter of Elizabeth Wagstaff Beasley and Joe Ben Beasley of Franklin County. After graduating from Mills High School, Beth attended Louisburg College. In 1947,...

Ben Sigel Johnson, 85

Ben Sigel Johnson, 85, of Wake Forest, died Sept. 30, 2014. He was born Aug. 8, 1929, in Springfield, Mo., to Ben W. and Florence Johnson, and he spent his childhood in Marshfield, Mo. The majority of his adult life was spent in Wake Forest. Educated at the University of...