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...

John L. Skinner, 81

John L. Skinner Jr., of Stuart, Va., formerly of Wake Forest, died Sunday, March 2, 2014, at Baptist Hospital in Winston Salem, N.C., surrounded by his family. He was born Dec. 4, 1932, to Leon Hardy Hines Skinner and John Llewellyn Skinner in Kinston, N.C. He was raised in...

Sue Bradfield Ostby, 55

Sue (Bradfield) Ostby passed from death to life, Thursday, March 13, 2014.  Born July 4, 1958 to Roger and Joan Bradfield, Sue graduated from Biola University in 1981 and Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in 1990. She served as a missionary to Thailand and Indonesia with her...

Jean Daniels Freeman, 78

Jean Daniels Freeman, 78, of Raleigh, went to be with her Lord and Savior, Thursday, March 13, 2014, at the William M. Dunlap Center for Caring. She was born in Cabarrus County, the daughter of the late Clayton P. Daniels and Lottie Pearl Wilhelm Daniels. Jean graduated from...

Shirley M. Blaisdell, 86

Shirley M. Blaisdell, 86, of Wake Forest, passed away peacefully March 1, 2014 , in Raleigh. She was born April 1, 1927, in Syracuse N.Y. and was preceded in death by her husband, Gregory D. Blaisdell, after 44 years of marriage. Mrs. Blaisdell was a devoted wife and loving...

Glenn D. Walston, 52

Glenn Douglas Walston, 52, of Wake Forest, passed away Wednesday, March 12, 2014, at WakeMed. He was born in Wilson County and worked with Lewis Tree Service. Glenn was full of life and was a casual person. Glenn is survived by his wife of 27 years, Rhonda Cook Walston; his...