Braden S. Rock

Braden Stanton Rock, 15, of Wake Forest, passed away Monday, Sept. 29, 2014, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident on his way to school after leaving a church-sponsored youth scripture study group he attended daily. He was born in Bingham County, Idaho, and was a...

Joseph M. Edwards, 89

Joseph M. Edwards, 89, of Bunn, died Oct. 5, 2014, at home. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and received a Bronze Star. He was a farmer and store owner. Edwards was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret Armstrong Edwards and son-in-law, Wallace. He is survived by...

Lula Wiggins, 99

Lula Corinna Annie Gray Wiggins, 99, of Youngsville, died Sept. 28, 2014, at her home. She was born June 6, 1915, in Wake County, to the late Oneter Preddy Winston and Henry Winston. She was married to the late Curtis Soloman Wiggins, and joined Woodland Chapel Baptist Church at...

Timothy D. Wall, 66

Timothy D. Wall, 66, of Elon, passed away peacefully Friday, Oct. 3, 2014, at Duke Hospice in Durham. Tim was born Dec. 12, 1947, to Eleanor F. Wall and R. P. Wall, Jr. of Wake Forest, both now deceased. He was a 1975 graduate of the UNC School of Pharmacy, and served his clients...

Ernestine J. Richardson, 74

Ernestine J. Richardson, 74, of Louisburg, died Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014. She is survived by her husband, Merle L. Richardson; daughters Ruby Hinton, of Raleigh, Dwendolyn Floyd (James), of Youngsville, Carlissa and Georgina Raye, both of Zebulon, Sylvia Raye, of Kittrell, and...

McArthur Leon Young, 47

McArthur Leon Young, 47, of Wake Forest, died Sept. 27, 2014, at his home. He was born Oct. 16, 1967, in Wake County, to Julia Jones Young and the late Arthur Young. He is survived by his wife, Chimease Smith, of Wake Forest; children, Darius, Desiree and McKailah Young; two...

Martha E. Hedgepeth, 80

Martha E. Hedgepeth, 80, of Hollister, died Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014. She is survived by a daughter, Barbara H. Knight (Jimmy), of Raleigh; sisters, Irene Alston (Lawrence), of Warrenton, Lucy Webb (Harvey), of Hollister, Pearlene Pulley, of Warrenton, Hazel Hines (Curfort), of...

Danny Johnson, 80

Danny Johnson, 80, of Youngsville, passed away Sunday Oct. 5, 2014, at Rex Hospital. He was born in Franklin County, to the late Daniel Atlas Johnson and Madge Yarborough Johnson. As a lifelong member of Harris Chapel Baptist Church, Danny was instrumental in many benevolent...

Iola Williams Gardner, 81

Iola Williams Gardner, 81, of Wake Forest, died Friday, Oct. 3, 2014, at Hillside Nursing Center. She was born in Wake County, the daughter of the late Walter and Ardelle Carpenter Williams. Funeral services were held Monday, Oct. 6, in the chapel of Bright Funeral Home, with the...

Mary Louise Oakley, 74

Mary Louise Oakley, 74, of Franklinton, died Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014, at Nash General Hospital. She was born in Wake County to the late Arthur Lee Poole and Mae Ferrell Poole. She retired from Child Nutrition Services with Wake County Public Schools after 18 years, and later...

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...